Sunday, May 28, 2017

#164

Back into it / onto it....firstly Kicker's City Limit's Ep and then The Vermont Sugar House ( ex Desert Wolves ) and their only vinyl 7" ( + of course later a 3" on Cloudberry ).

After that's it's a run of flexis, starting with a great 3 tracker on the Windnill Records label called "Three Songs, Three Bands", all of which are great - Dreamscape who we hear today there's They Go Boom !! and Strawberry Story, all 3 songs are excellent. Then the flexi version of  ( You ) Ungrateful Bastard from One Thousand Violins and Brighter from their "Winters Tale" flexi on the German Blam-A-Bit label.

Back on normal vinyl after that with The June Brides, How Many Beans Make 5 from a La-Di-Da label sampler and then The Haywains from their 4 tracker Fisherman's Friend ep.

Ending up with Screeming Custard's first vinyl foray and lastly on the Bus Stop label from the US it's the band Engine No.9

enjoy :)


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #164
1. On Your Floor - Kicker ( Track & Field 2000 )
2. Braveheart - The Vermont Sugar House ( Firestation Tower Records 1999 )
3. Strange Story - Dreamscape ( Windmill Records 1991 )
4. You Ungrateful Bastard - One Thousand Violins ( no label 1985 )
5. Airhead - Brighter ( Blam-A-Bit 1991 )
6. In The Rain - The June Brides ( Pink Label 1984 )
7. Suzanne - How Many Beans Make 5 ( La-Di-Da Productions 1989 )
8. Summer Madness! - The Haywains ( Emily's Shop 1989 )
9. Tracy - Screeming Custard! ( Pauls Mums Front Room Records 1990 )
10. Sleep - Engine No 9 ( The Bus Stop Label 1991 )

( duration 31.25, vbr lame mp3 )












Monday, April 17, 2017

#163

Hi again, back with some more " straight off the floor" today, starting with some Cat's Miaow from the "I Kept All Your Letters" ep followed by "The Ruby Lounge Ep" from They Go Boom!!

Then we have a Sha La La Flexi, ultra raw Poppyheads ( this ep's called "Postcard for Flossy" ),  the cracking Think! from the Jasmine Minks and then the Aussie Catherine Wheel ( ex The Honeys ) and the other side of their first ( of 2 ) ( vinyl ) singles "Blue Avenue".

Pure is next, which is a post Love Parade thing for Graeme Elston ( and pre Eva Luna ) on the Sugarfrost label. Then the first vinyl single ( a side 'Stand Up' ) for The Triffids, from which I chose the b side. This is blasphemy & sacrilegious but back in the day when this record came out I wasn't that enamoured with it and always played the b-side anyway ( Farmers Never Visit Nightclubs ). To be quite honest I bought the record based on the small amount of hype about this band filtering across the Nullabor then ( this was probably circa 1982 by the time the record got over to Sydney ) ( also based on the assurances of Steve "Stav" from Phantom ) but was so-so about it / them ( at that time ). Like I said I could be stoned to death for admitting that. Of course with subsequent releases they more than changed my mind and they are one of my all time favourite bands. But "I confess" still today listening I find this first single somewhat weaker than their later stuff. And please don't troll me for saying that !

Anyway after that today we hear from The Ammonites, from their 'Head Full of Strange' ep on Rutland (  Po!'s label ), then the second single on Sunday from The Pristines.

Ending up today with East Village, their first single on the then nascent Sub Aqua label. This is a second copy I have of this record, and today we hear the a-side 'Cubans In The Battlefield', I have previously blogged this one way back in Jan 2007 on post #15, but then I played the b-side 'Strawberry Window'. From memory I got a second copy back in the day because my original had some sort of jump / scratch on it, so hence the 2nd appearance today. Which ironically is the scratched one with the jump !

catch you next time, enjoy listening



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Sideroom Singles Podcast #163
1. You Know It's True - The Cat's Miaow ( Quiddity Records Records 1995 )
2. Twentieth Century - They Go Boom !! ( Sunday Records 1991 )
3. Sun Shines Forever - The Poppyheads ( Sha La La 1987 )
4. Think - The Jasmine Minks ( Creation Records 1984 )
5. Last Explanation - Catherine Wheel ( Australia ) ( Big Wheel Records Aust 1990 )
6. Aspidistra - Pure ( Sugarfrost 1991 )
7. Farmers Never Visit Nightclubs - The Triffids ( Shake Some Action Aust 1981 )
8. Stupid - The Ammonites ( Rutland Records 1991 )
9. Kimberley Somebody - The Pristines ( Sunday Records 1993 )
10. Cubans In The Bluefields - East Village ( Sub Aqua 1988 )
( duration 29.33, vbr lame mp3 )












Sunday, March 19, 2017

#162


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #162
1. Today Will Be Yesterday So Soon - Bulldozer Crash ( Heaven Records 1993 )
2. Satellites - The Pines ( Annika 2002 )
3. Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy - 800 Cherries ( Clover Records 1997 )
4. Love Yourself - Blueboy ( Shinkansen 1996 )
5. She's Always Hiding - The Servants ( Head Records 1986 )
6. Thank You - The Pale Fountains ( Vindaloo 1982 )
7. The Life Of Riley - The Lightning Seeds ( Virgin 1992 )
8. Mosquito - Bobby Scarlet ( Deadbug Records 1987 )
9. Different Girl - Mirrors Over Kiev ( Playtime 1988 )
10. Waiting - The Ropers ( Slumberland 1993 )
( duration 31.11, vbr lame mp3 )







Saturday, February 11, 2017

#152 - #161 Lets Kiss and Make Up

Yep.

Yep.

Yep.

A whole year....but here's 10 ( x 10 ) to hopefully ( grovel and ) make up for such recalcitrance ( gulp ).

Yes. Been sitting around the house gathering dust. But here we go, back into it.

( C'mon  get happy )

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Sideroom Singles Podcast #161
1. Heard About Love - The Big Gun ( Hi-Fibre 1986 )
2. Bed Of Roses - Feverfew ( A Turntable Friend Records 1992 )
3. Hip Hip - Hurrah! ( Kitchenware Records 1983 )
4. Confidence - Po! ( Rare Breed Records 1988 )
5. Darling Don't You Think ? - The Fairways ( Matinee Recordings 2000 )
6. On The Air - The Benedicts ( Waterfront Records Aust 1989 )
7. Baby's Alright - Comet Gain ( Wiija Records 1995 )
8. Blush - The Hummingbirds ( Roo Art Aust 1989 )
9. Something Nice - Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons ( In Tape 1988 )
10. International Pop Star - Watercolor Sunset ( Sunday Records 1994 )
( duration 35.43, vbr lame mp3 )









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Sideroom Singles Podcast #160
1. A Million Years - The Spinning Wheels ( Teatime Records 1991 )
2. Sunday Came And Went - The Castaway Stones ( Shelflife Records 1999 )
3. In Gunnersbury Park - The Hit Parade ( Sarah Records 1991 )
4. Crystal Clear - St Christopher ( Bluegrass 1984 )
5. Sad Eyes Kill - The Rain Parade ( Enigma Records 1984 )
6. Under The Weather - The Love Parade ( Dolphin 7 1989 )
7. Southern Fields - Rosemary's Children ( El 1986 )
8. Drive Away - Dead Famous People ( Bring On Bull 1992 )
9. Love Of Loves - The Singles ( Doublethink Aust 1980 )
10. No Place Called Home - The June Brides ( In Tape 1985 )
( duration 30.32, vbr lame mp3 )












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Sideroom Singles Podcast #159
1. Take Me, I'm Yours - Little Murders ( Au Go Go Aust 1979 )
2. Picture Of You - One Million Pieces ( Phantom Records Aust 1988 )
3. All Away - The Summer Suns ( Waterfront Records Aust 1989 )
4. Holy Water - The Triffids ( Island Records 1988 )
5. Millions And Millions - Shine! (  1989 )
6. Som Pa Film - Semester ( Aquavinyle 1997 )
7. She Said, He Said - The Shapiros ( Library Records Aust 1998 )
8. Another Friendly Face - How Many Beans Make 5 ( La-Di-Da Productions 1988 )
9. Sad Kaleidoscope - Razorcuts ( Sha La La 1987 )
10. I Don't Want To Go - Dearly ( Grimsey Records 1994 )
( duration 27.58, vbr lame mp3 )







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Sideroom Singles Podcast #158
1. Happy People - F A B ( RCA Aust 1985 )
2. No Say In It - Machinations ( White Label Records Aust 1984 )
3. Small Brave Land - The Expression ( Mushroom Records Aust 1985 )
4. Everywhere I Go - QED ( EMI Aust 1983 )
5. Apocalypso ( Wiping The Smile Off Santa's Face ) - Mental As Anything ( Regular Rec Aust 1984 )
6. Young Hearts - Little Heroes ( EMI Aust 1982 )
7. Time Machine - The Eighty Eights ( Result Records Aust 1981 )
8. Cut The Talking - The Dugites ( Mercury Aust 1983 )
9. How Can it Be - I'm Talking ( Regular Records Aust 1986 )
10. Speak With Frankness - Stephen Cummings ( Centre Records Aust 1986 ) 
( duration 35.45, vbr lame mp3 )









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Sideroom Singles Podcast #157
1. Comin' Home - The Radiators ( WEA Aust 1979 )
2. Cool World - Mondo Rock ( Avenue Aust 1981 )
3. Space Invaders - Player 1 ( WEA Aust 1979 )
4. Computer Games - Mi-Sex ( CBS Aust 1979 )
5. Missing Person - Mi-Sex ( CBS Aust 1981 )
6. Deep Water - Richard Clapton ( Infinity Aust 1977 )
7. In And Out Of Love - Stars ( Mushroom Records Aust 1979 )
8. Boys Will Be Boys - Taste ( Bootleg Aust 1976 )
9. Too Hot To Touch - Supernaut ( Polydor Aust 1976 )
10. It's A Deal - Millionaires ( Mushroom Records Aust 1976 )
( duration 32.44, vbr lame mp3 )









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Sideroom Singles Podcast #156
1. Girl On The Wall - Jane Clifton ( Mushroom Records Aust 1984 )
2. I Want A Leather Jacket - The Cockroaches ( Refugee Records Aust 1980 )
3. Caught In The Act - Street Angel ( Polydor Aust 1980 )
4. Red Hearts - 21 Faces ( Pagan Records Aust 1985 )
5. Ordinary Men - The Zimmermen ( Au Go Go Aust 1986 )
6. Jumping Out A Window - Pop Mechanix ( CBS Aust 1981 )
7. Who Was That ? - The Boys ( Adelaide ) ( no label ( EMI Custom ) Aust 1982 )
8. Lonely Dreamers - Boys ( Perth ) ( Parole Records Aust 1982 )
9. Find Out Why - Inspiral Carpets ( Cow Records 1989 )
10. Back Of My Hand - The Jags ( Island Records 1979 )
( duration 30.25, vbr lame mp3 )










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Sideroom Singles Podcast #155
1. The Living Kind - Ups & Downs ( Truetone Records Aust 1986 )
2. Calling To The Shadows - The Things ( The Orange Bowl 1987 )
3. Happy Birthday Girl - Spearmint ( hitBack 2000 )
4. You're In A Bad Way - Saint Etienne ( Heavenly 1993 )
5. I Don't Need Anything - Sandie Shaw ( Pye Records 1967 )
6. Me And The Farmer - The Housemartins ( Go! Discs 1987 )
7. Gimme Some Lovin' - Gang gajang ( Mercury Aust 1984 )
8. Big City Talk - Marc Hunter ( Polygram Aust 1981 )
9. Stupidity - Peter Doyle ( Sunshine Records Aust 1965 )
10. Gardening As Finer Art - Del Webb Explosion ( Greasy Pop Records Aust 1983 )
( duration 31.03, vbr lame mp3 )










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Sideroom Singles Podcast #154
1. Unbearable - Secret Shine ( A Turntable Friend Records 1991 )
2. Book Of Dreams - The Sugargliders ( Summershine Aust 1991 )
3. Poignant - Pencil Tin ( Quiddity Records Records 1995 )
4. Reprends Toi En Main - Velocette ( Wiija Records 1997 )
5. My Girl - Hoodoo Gurus ( Big Time Aust 1983 )
6. Judge and Judy - Curiosity Shop ( Cubby House Records & Tapes Aust 1984 )
7. On And On - Club Hoy ( Waterfront Records Aust 1990 )
8. Johanna - Caramel ( Aquavinyle 1996 )
9. Don't Sing - Prefab Sprout ( Kitchenware Records 1984 )
10. The Girl On Page Three - The Introverts ( Method Records Aust 1984 )
( duration 30.14, vbr lame mp3 )









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Sideroom Singles Podcast #153
1. Anticipation - Delta 5 ( Rough Trade 1980 )
2. When It All Comes Down - Miaow ( Factory Records 1987 )
3. Summary - Catapult ( STS Records 1987 )
4. Skin Deep - The Passions ( Polydor 1981 )
5. Life In Our Times - The Modenaires ( Illuminated Records 1980 )
6. Fairytale In The Supermarket - The Raincoats ( Rough Trade 1989 )
7. Improve Myself - Patrik FItzgerald ( Polydor 1979 )
8. Ten Don'ts For Honeymooners - The Monochrome Set ( PRE Records 1981 )
9. One Hundred Years - The Room ( Red Flame 1982 )
10. Birds Fly ( Whisper To A Scream ) - The Icicle Works ( Situation Two 1983 )
( duration 32.23, vbr lame mp3 )









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Sideroom Singles Podcast #152
1. New Dreams For Old - The Room ( Red Flame 1984 )
2. Why Does The Rain - The Weather Prophets ( Elevation 1987 )
3. Harbour Me - The Lavender Faction ( Dolphin 7 1990 )
4. Cottage Industry - Yeah Yeah Noh ( In Tape 1984 )
5. Big Man's Shoes - The Relations ( Hush Records 1986 )
6. Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden ( And It's Wintertime ) - The Dentists ( Spruck Records 1985 )
7. If She Doesn't Smile ( It'll Rain ) - Fantastic Something ( Cherry Red 1983 )
8. Stay - The Cat's Miaow ( Drive In Records 1996 )
9. Untitled - The Cannanes ( Distant Violins Aust 1986 )
10. Blood Red Roses - Bell Jar ( Strand Records Aust 1987 )
( duration 31.17, vbr lame mp3 )