Thursday, December 19, 2013

Toxic Fumes-Easy Money (US, 1983)

I posted this song earlier and thought "That was silly, this should totally be a blog post." So, here we are.  Talkin' about the 1983 Mystic Records The Sound of Hollywood Girls comp.  This was the accompaniment to The Sound of Hollywood-Destroy LA, they came out the same year. But, it would appear the ladies didn't gain much traction, despite the catchy name and pretty sweet cover art.  And, I will tell you, there are really only a couple good tracks in the bunch, in my opinion. You can read a bit about it or download it all and see for yourself HERE.

This particular song is my favourite track from the whole comp, and seemingly & sadly the only release, by LA group Toxic Fumes.  As I've told y'all before,  I LOVE songs about money and this one is a real doozy.  And, very appropriate since I FINALLY got paid today from a job I've been working at for a good long while.  A Christmas miracle!  Anyway, that's all for now.  If I don't make it back before Christmas, have a happy holiday!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Joolz-Love Is (Sweet Romance) 7" (UK, 1985)

I am back from Toronto! What a wild weekend.  I had a VERY interesting meeting with Mark of United State for the next issue of the zine and picked up some records including this little gem, Joolz, among some other things.  I must say, I skipped this record the fist time based on the cover art but am happy it was put back under my nose for re-inspection.  Both tracks on this are super cool, by why wouldn't they be, the music was written by guys from New Model Army and was recorded by Mark Boyne, who also worked on almost every New Order record.  And, here's a big, long interview with her HERE. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the track. I am going to get some interviews transcribed and rehydrate after a very taxing 48 hours.  Hope you had a good weekend!

Monday, December 2, 2013

DA!-Dark Rooms 7" (US, 1981)

Totally bummer news about Lorna Donley, the singer of Chicago post-punk group DA!, passing away today.  I am not usually an obit/in memoriam kinda person but just thought what better time to share the work of this awesome group.  Also, seemed like this was going under the radar a bit. I'm not gonna mush this up with anything else.  Enjoy the jams.

Hugs and big wet kisses,

Les Lou's/The Questions-Take a Ride (France, 1979)

Monday again, already?  How does this keep happening.  Every time I turn around it's freakin' Monday again.  I had a discussion with someone yesterday about sharing things you don't want to share and here's one I didn't want to share. I know it's selfish, but some things you just feel other people won't appreciate ENOUGH, that's how I feel about Les Lou's/The Questions.  Although, I do not have much information to share about this group, what little I have I am keeping for the zine (sorry!).  I also don't know why they have two names or why they never had any official releases, all comp tracks and an appearance in a film I have mentioned here many times, my favourite, Le Brune Et Moi.  Without further ado, here's my favourite track, SUCH a great song, taken straight from the film, called Take A Ride.

If you like that and you haven't already seen the movie Le Brune Et Moi here it is in it's entirety!  You heard me.  Don't wait, go watch it now.  It's only, like, an hour long.

Ok, that's all I'm saying for now. WATCH THIS MOVIE! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Brat-The Wolf (US, 1983)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of y'all back in the States.  When I realized what today was, this seemed the perfect song to celebrate to.  I haven't listened to The Brat very much in recent years as they are a super nostalgic band for me, and not really in a good way.  I am glad to say, I feel I am ready to reintroduce them back into my semi-regular rotation.

This song in particular was not on the band's 1980 debut EP Attitudes but appears on the 1983 comp Los Angelinos.  It has also recently been reissued on a single, but you'll have to track that down on your own with no help from me, I'm nice but not THAT nice.  As far as the comp is concerned, it is pretty easy to find and is always usually between $10-15 so I would recommend finding that as you'll get rad tracks from The Plugs and other East LA bands as well.  Ok, off to work for me.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ex Post Facto-Oceanic Explorers 7" (UK, 1982)

So, everyone keeps asking me about about Issue 2 and I promise work continues, slowly.  Actually, I have so much in the works and so many things planned it may just end up being Issue 2 and 3.  But, in the mean time I am just feeling overwhelmed.  Either way, I apologize for the delay. Especially in the light of the feedback and requests I have been getting.  

IN THE MEAN TIME, continuing on my theme of very dramatic Mondays, I present you with Ex-Post Facto. You can read a bit about them HERE, and check out the track Oceanic Explorers HERE.  Trust me, you WANT to go listen to this dramatic, crashing synth-goth opus.  Anyway, here's another video if you are feeling just SO lazy you can't follow that link.  This other one is great too, but I LOVE songs about money. 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Great City-Great City LP (US, 1986)

It's definitely the kind of day to listen to over-dramatic electro-rock.  Mondays are hard, and they are double-hard after such long weekends.  I am still feeling exhausted, dehydrated and  highly emotional after a weekend that essentially lasted two weeks.  Just have to get through November and I can hibernate till spring.

Anyway, this is Great City.  Not much info about them floating around out there.  If you want to download the album, you can do so HERE, I would recommend it for no other reason than the track Tell Me I'm Yours which is pretty great.  Here are a couple of the other best tracks, I Remember and Too Much Thunder.  Ok, happy Monday to you all, if there is such a thing.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pylon-Chomp LP (US, 1983)

I'm home!  Barely alive, beaten and bruised from a VERY long, hard weekend.  All in all, Toronto was great. I ate a lot of pizza, which was a surprise. Partook in an array of canned ciders. Dressed several flesh wounds, none my own, shockingly. Spent an inordinate amount of money on street car rides.  Saw a million friends from all over, many I hadn't seen in years and met a lot of new, rad folks. 

In an ODIF related note, I bought a bunch of records I am looking forward to researching for the zine.  Many of which I bought in this gem of a record store, LP's LPS, which I would highly recommend checking out. In a non-related note, hanging out with everyone this weekend, old and new, made me realize a few things. Mostly, that in several instances I have misjudged people, some for the better and some for the worse. This song is dedicated to second impressions and sudden moments of hung-over clarity. Obviously, this is in the more mainstream vain, I mean, it pretty much sounds like REM, but this song cut through the haze of a back seat nap riding home this afternoon and kicked me in the brain. Sometimes things come back to you at the exact right moment. 

Here's the jam called Crazy by Pylon, from Athens, Georgia.  


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tyranna-Tyranna 7" (Canada, 1980)

If you haven't seen my posts already, I am off to Toronto tomorrow and getting jazzed to speak English in shops and drink my favourite ginger beer.  Oh yeah, and see some shows and some people and meet some babes and babies.  I'm getting siked up by listening to Toronto music and at the top of the heap is Tyranna.  Always has been and always will be.  Here's another tune, aside from the iconic Back Off Baby called Neighbor. This record was reissued a bit ago on RaveUpRecords, it appears to be sold out on their website but I feel like I still see it around so keep your eyes out.  Also, if you missed it, I posted another tune from the No Pedestrians comp on the ODIF Facebook page by Zro4 called Blood.  Also rockin' so give it a listen. Anyway, I'm out for a good while!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Esprits Animaux-Whip of Passion EP (Netherlands, 1985)

It started out I was gonna do a post about The Parapluies but they are pretty well covered HERE so I'm going to do a little fishing expedition instead.  Up front, I know nothing about this group.  I have sent out a few messages but does not feel like anything is gonna come back to me on this one.  So, if you were in this band and are out there Googling yourself, get in touch and let me fill in some blanks.  
As always, I can be reached at  In other news, I am going to
bed early.  Long weekends make for long recoveries.  For all my regular readers, enjoy the song if you didn't listen to it on my Facebook already. 

Good night ladies and germs,

The Reactors-World War 4 LP (US, 1980)

It was fun seeing everyone this weekend at Varning Fest.  It went by super fast, maybe because I
 sleptthrough some of it.  At any rate, since it appears I just can't get enough, I will be at
Not Dead Yet Festin Toronto this weekend.  Seeing even more people I haven't seen in an
even longer time and maybe some bands too?

Either way, the energy of this song is a good match to how I'm feeling so I give you The Reactors.  This song is super catchy and always pops into my head at the mere mention of any World War.  This was reissued a couple years ago on Artifix Records but as far as I know that repress is long sold out.  You can still read about them on the Artifix website HERE. Or, if you prefer you can read a bit over on Break My Face HERE.

Alright, I hope you had a good weekend and I'll see you down at WW4!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Miracle Cave-Coping With Illness/Turquoise Coal (Wales, 1983)

If you are friends with me on Facebook you know I have been posting about this band a LOT. Since the flurry of local activity related to the blog has slowed I have had time to get back to what I love most, tracking down old bands.  This is a real weird one.  Miracle Cave are a Welsh group active 1983-84.  Only about half the tracks are female-fronted but I am just so in love with this group I thought I would share it anyway.  

You can find a lot of info I'm not going to rehash here over on the Turquoise Coal blog, named for this group's second album.  Specifically, HERE and HERE.  The pages include free downloads and I would 
highly recommend taking advantage.  I uploaded some videos on my Youtube channel just to share with you so if you like these two jams head on over and check out the rest HERE:

This weekend is crazy and getting crazier so you won't hear from me for a bit.  Happy Friday!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nice & New:Police Des Moeurs, Essaie Pas & Tops

I know this is last minute, and it's a Sunday, but this show is tonight!  And y'all should totally go.  Playing are a slew of Montreal bands I rather like, including Police Des Moeurs, who played my ODIF showcase a while back if you remember.  Also, Essaie Pas, featuring Marie Davison, who are playing this last show before heading out on a European tour with Mushy.  Lastly, uber-pop Tops.  Should be a great time for a good cause.  Event info HERE.

If you happen to be in the Toronto area, Lebanon Hanover and Selofan are playing again tonight.  One last show before they head home. Event info HERE.

Ok, hope you all had a great weekend and I'll be in touch later this week.  

Monday, October 21, 2013

Nice & New: U.S. Girls

Happy Monday!  Hope you all are recovered from your weekends, I know I am not.  Peach Kelli Pop, Lebanon Hanover and Selofan were all amazing and if you missed the shows you can find videos HERE.  This post is going to be totally lazy because, well, it's Monday morning.  I don't know what it is with Il Motore lately but it seems their shows are not being promoted at all.  This Saturday, U.S. Girls are playing there and I think it's totally worth mentioning here.  You can check out the band HERE or HERE and the event info is HERE.  Here's a video as well:

I will remind you about this again before Saturday and I hope to see you all there.  


UPDATE!!!! Nevermind, U.S. Girls dropped off this show.  Oh well!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Flowers (UK, 2013) & Flowers (Scotland, 1979)

It's way too early to be alive, but I thought I would make this post that was in my head when I woke up.  Other things in my head when I woke up, the song Clouded Eyes by Chron Gen and some remnants of  crazy dream about World War 13.  Anyway, a friend sent me this first song yesterday and I love the sound.  You can find more from this current London trio Flowers HERE and a bunch of their music HERE.  

When I saw the name I thought this new group was the old Scottish band Flowers who you know from several Fast Records comps. As usual, I am not going to say much about this band.  I have a secret plan to do a feature on the Earcom comps in a future issue of the zine so I don't want to ruin the surprise.  All to say, two bands with the same name seemed like a nice way to start the weekend, as Thursday is the new Friday.  Here's my favourite Flowers song from 1979. 

Also, a couple little reminders:  I forgot to tell y'all last weekend that Molly Nilsson was playing in Montreal.  And consequently, I forgot to go and have been kicking myself since.  So, don't pull a Megon and forget to go to one of the THREE shows this weekend.  

Thursday 17th, Peach Kelli Pop @ Il Motore 
Friday 18th, Lebanon Hanover @ Playhouse
Saturday 19th, Marie Davidson @ Casa 

Or you can join me early on Saturday at Cafe Atomic for an ODIF DJ set around 10pm.

Ok, happy Thursday!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nice & New: Peach Kelli Pop & Lebanon Hanover

This weekend isn't even officially over and I'm already stressed/excited about NEXT weekend.  It also struck me that I haven't posted about any current bands on the blog, despite my best efforts to include them in the print zine. To rectify that, I have a double whammy for you...right now!

First up: Peach Kelli Pop from Ottawa.  This is the side project of the drummer of The White Wires, who I absolutely adore and have for a good long while.  The LP is out on Burger Records and is really fucking catchy.  You can see for yourself.  She is playing at Il Motore this Thursday, the 17th.  Event info HERE.  You can also find her HERE and HERE.

On the other end of the spectrum, Lebanon Hanover are playing here on Friday the 18th.  You can find event info HERE.  It's gonna be a fun, drug-addled cold-wave dance party. Here's a song to whet your appetite.  You can also find them HERE and HERE.

I will  also be doing an ODIF DJ set at the Atomik Cafe on Saturday night.  Super classic catchy punk, power pop and punksploitation.  Should be fun and funny.  Not sure what time, yet. Details will follow.  Hope to see you at some point this weekend!  


BONUS: The Pleasure Leftist LP is finally out on Deranged featuring a new crop of hits.  Here's one live.  Get a copy while you can, totally worth it.  Very lastly, the NEO BOYS double LP is also out on K Records.  Also worth dropping some bones on.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons-Screams To God (Sweden, 1980)

Here's one you probably already know, but, I am totally obsessed with this song from Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons.  So, I'll go ahead and share it anyway.  If you like it you can follow them on Facebook HERE or get a copy of the reissue over at Dark Entries HERE .  

In other news, our Montreal ODIF showcase on Thursday was a hit.  If you want to see how it went, there are videos HERE of Police Des Moeurs, Noyade and Low Factor as well as a few from the ODIF release show back in September in Fayetteville with Neon Glittery and Llinda.  Also, our friend David over at Astral Bating took a ton of rad pictures at the Montreal show which you can check out HERE.

Lastly, on our road to world domination, Issue #1 is reviewed in this month's issue of MRR.  Even made the top ten. So, that's something! Alright, before I forget, here's the song:

Ok, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Emma Sharpe & The Features-I'm Not Crying (UK, 1979)

Ok, here's another one I have pestered my friends with since I first heard this song.  I still have hopes on this so I'm not going to say a lot but my buddy Sovannak made me a rad video so I could share this with y'all. I am totally obsessed/in love with Emma Sharpe and The Features and you can find most anything you want to know HERE. Ok, countdown is on to the ODIF Montreal Showcase on Thursday.  Going to be a great show and loads of fun.  Hope to see everyone there!  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Silvia-Silvia LP (Germany, 1982)

I have been a long-term fan of Silvia but today this song was buzzing around in my head 
and that seemed good enough reason to share.  If you like it, it has been reissued on CD
over at Genetic Records, you can find it HERE.

In other news, work continues, slowly, on Issue II.  I am booking an Only Death Is Fatal
Montreal Showcase with Noyade, Low Factor and Police Des Moeurs on Oct. 10th.  So, if you're in the area come join us at Katacombes. All event info can be found HERE.

Ok, that's all for this fine Tuesday night.  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mary Monday-I Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie 7" (US, 1977)

I don't even have a job and I still hate Mondays.  I had to go to the dentist this morning and am generally having a crappy start to the week.  Hopefully, your Monday is going a little better.  To insure it, here's a little jam from Mary Monday, out of the Bay Area in '77.  You all know her pleasantly annoying song I Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie from My Girlfriend Is A Punk Rocker.  Here's the B side to that called Popgun:

In other news, the second printing of the zine is selling out fast.  It will soon be available in France through the I Lost My Idealism zine distro.  Also, in the UK, Inflammable Material will have them available and don't forget to pick up your Proxy LP while you're there!  And, if you are around NYC, they are available at the new Captured Tracks shop as chronicled in this very nice review from DiTKO! Zine Library.  Anyway, I think that's all the business for now.  I wish you a happy Monday, if there is such a thing, and I'll catch you later.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kate Fagan-I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool 7" (US, 1980)

I usually don't talk about politics, and I'm not going to now.  But, just to let you know, I do think about it and a bit about how I feel is Kate Fagan with her 1980 track Waiting For The Crisis on Disturbing Records. In other news, I am off to my hometown in a couple days probably won't be around much.  If you still need a zine and want me to ship it to/from the US for cheaper than usual get at me quick at  The reprints come back tonight and a lot are already spoken for so don't sleep on it if you intend to get one.  In other news, my friend Zack has set up a zine release show/party in Fayetteville Sept. 11th so come to the Lightbulb Club and celebrate with us if you're in or around town.  You can get all the deets HERE.  Alright, I hope y'all had a great long weekend and maybe I'll talk to you from Fayettenam!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Psychic Youth-The Future Is Now (US, 1982)

I've got my dancing shoes on and so should you.  Here's a catchy little minimal number by Psychic Youth.  I just stumbled upon this interview with former member Perry Geyer HERE.  Am totally brain dead right now so that's all you get out of me. Enjoy!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Ghost Walks-Fallen Angel (US, 1985) & OXZ-Angel (Japan, 1985)

The zine is officially SOLD OUT, for now!  If you are patient I will be printing 100 additional copies in the near future, so all hope is not lost.   At some point I will also start posting the extra material from the first issue slowly on the blog starting next week. 

 Here's some double trouble, for you.  Two songs that are both awesome and eerily similar.  Ghost Walks from Portland, Maine. This track is featured on the 1985 half US and half French comp KK77.  Secondly, a tune from Japanese group OXZ from their 1985 EP.   Take a listen and you'll see why these two are inextricably mashed up in my head at all times.  

Alright, have a good weekend out there! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Particles-Colour In 7" (Australia, 1980)

I am particularly pleased to share this little jam with you.  Australian band The Particles.  I am not going to tell you much because they are pretty well documented HERE and you can see loads of pics and whatnot as well as links to other info.  There are also a couple pics in the book Inner City Sound if you have that lying around.

In other news, issue one of the print zine is out and available to buy at our webstore HERE.  They are going fast so get 'em while they last! 


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Edith Nylon-Edith Nylon (France, 1979)

Sadly, it appears, I have hit another dead-end in Edith Nylon.  She does not seem to want to talk to me.  But, it doesn't make me love her any less.  I don't know what else to say that won't reveal my despair and heartbreak about being so close to her, yet so far.  First of all, if you are uninitiated, get your dancing shoes on:

Secondly, this track is not only my favorite Edith Nylon song,  this video is taken from one of my favorite movies La Brune Et Moi which is jam packed with loads of awesome ladies including Les Lou's, Ici Paris and Anouschka et Les Privés, much of which, maybe all, appears on the My Girlfriend Was a Punk compliation. Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

48 Chairs-Snap It Around 7" (UK 1979)

Yes, I have been busy.  Yes, I have been too busy to post any videos or tell you about any bands.  I am taking a little break from editing, before my head explodes, to reward your patience.  And, I consider this a BIG reward.  So, get ready, here's a song by 48 Chairs.  I have been keeping this one under my hat, waiting, hoping to get confirmation on a couple leads.  But, it would appear the trail has gone cold, for now.  If you don't like this song, then you must not have ears.  

This band was part of Absurd Records and you can read all about the label HERE over at D.I.Y. or Die.
I hope you all enjoy this and my slow descent into editing induced madness.  See ya real soon!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Julian's Treatment-Strange Things (UK, 1970)

Two weird ones in the same day!  Y'all are so lucky.  This song popped in to my head when I saw my favorite feminist sci-fi check-out girl at the supermarket today.  Her green hair, red lipstick and yellow sweater made me think of this 1970 gem of sci-fi prog rock.  So, here you go:


People In Control-When It's War 7" (UK/Belgium, 1981)

 So, again, if you know me at all, you know that This Heat is my all time favorite band.  So much so, I have multiple times considered getting "T-H-I-S H-E-A-T" tattooed across my knuckles.  That being said, you can imagine that words could not express the joy I felt when I found this Charles Bullen project on Crammed Discs.  It has all the beloved This Heat trademarks, a little tribal essence and a female singer.  It's like a dream come true!!!


Up the tribal punx!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Suburban Reptiles-Saturday Night Stay At Home (New Zealand, 1978)

I know you people don't read my posts on Saturday nights but oh well!  I'm stuck at home while Alex is at the Punk Picnic watching La Fraction.  That's okay, I have a touch of food poisoning and am about to hit the hay actually.  But, if there is anyone else out there staying in tonight, this one's for you.  It's one of my favorite Kiwi bands, Suburban Reptiles with their hit Saturday Night Stay At Home.  Well, thank syou Suburban Reptiles, I think I will do just that!  

Also, to anyone else housebound tonight, here is an awesome website telling you everything you could want to know about this band: HERE.

Good night everyone!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Les Marylènes-Le Beau Têtard Sur Son Cigare (France, 1978)

Ok, people of France, now is the time for you to wow me with your knowledge of this record.  Because, I have nothing.  Also, I am disappointed in you ALL for not telling me about this sooner.  I can see how you'd be thrown off, though, by the cover art.  Anyway, take a listen if you don't know it.  Tell me all about it if you do!


Update:  I have put on my French thinking cap and have found some more info about this "group."  Hopefully, will get enough to share in issue #2!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sado-Nation-Mom & Pop Democracy 7" (USA, 1980)

If you know me at all, you know this song is one of my favorite songs of all time-EVER.  And honestly, today on the 4th of July, I couldn't think of a better song to relate to you all the feelings I have about my native homeland, the United States of America.  So, go now and "celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it." 


Happy 4th everyone and stay safe out there.  Today you have the highest chance of being hit by a stray bullet falling from the air or getting a firecracker in your eye!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yanka Dyagileva-Prodano LP (Russia, 1989)

It's cloudy here so I'll share the sad tale of Yanka Dyagileva.  Yanka was an up and coming figure on the Russian underground punk scene in the late 80's. She played solo and performed with others, including her rumored boyfriend, Yegor Letov who played in one of my favorite bands Grazhdanskaya Oborona
On May 9, 1991, she disappeared from her home, where she lived with her family. On May 17, she was found dead in the Inya River miles from where she had vanished.  The official story was that she committed suicide during a depressive episode but many people believe to this day that she was brutally murdered and the crime has never been solved.  Either way, her songs live on and here is one of them:

Hope you all had a great Canada Day!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Chandra-Transportation EP (1980 USA)

Good morning everyone!  Here's a little song for your morning commute about the subway sung by a 12 year old.  Hope this gets your day started right.  If you want to know more there's an interview: HERE.  TGIF!!!

Love, Megon

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

W.A.T.-Defreeze Live (Netherlands, 1983)

My watch is full of water, I have a really sweet tan and about a million bug bites which must mean one thing:  my lonnnnnnnng weekend is over!!!  It's time to get back to business.  I have a lot of writing and editing still to do for the zine and I must admit I am getting a bit stressed out as my deadline inches closer.  

This song has nothing to do with any of that.   But, it will mark the first live track featured on the blog.  Usually, I hate live recordings despite the fact I really prefer things sounding totally blown out.  This song is an exception to the rule.  I love this version and I think it is worlds better than anything they recorded in the studio.   If you want a little band history you can go: HERE.  Otherwise, here's a catchy version of "Defreeze" live by W.A.T.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Marie Marie-Do You Do You Brush Your Teeth (Belgium 1980)

Every morning since my friend Pascal posted this song, it invariably pops into my head while I'm brushing my teeth.  Some shit is just too damn catchy for anyone's good.  Anyway, here you go.  Enjoying hearing this in your head for the rest of your life.

P.S. I'm outta town till Tuesday so you can do something else with your life until then!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pink, Plastic & Panties-Bla Bla 7" (Netherlands, 1980)

So, here's a little ditty I have been keeping to myself, for very selfish reasons.  Of the hundreds of bands I have on my list to track down for the zine, this group has always been at the top of the list.  Unfortunately,  the attempts to find them have, up to this point, been fruitless.  Hence, I am sharing this with you now.  It's not my little secret anymore.  Now, it's OUR little secret. 

So, enjoy the Pink, Plastic & Panties!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Toni Basil-I'm 28/Breakaway 7" (US 1966)

Wow, it's been a minute since I checked in and I thought I would celebrate my return by breaking protocol yet again and giving you this little ditty from 1966 by none other than Toni Basil!  Far before she got her mind blown by that fine "Mickey" fellow, she released a single on A&M that was pretty amazing but largely forgotten.  Here's the b-side "I'm 28."

  Now, many of you have been asking me how the zine is coming along and I keep telling you "Fine, fine."  Which is true.  Good news is, I have an official release date, August 11th.   And, if you are in the Montreal area you can come to the Sad Boys matinee show for the zine official release celebration. For now, enjoy the tunes!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Anne Cessna & Essendon Airport-Talking To Cleopatra 7" (Australia, 1980)

 Here are a couple of jams from the collaboration between Essendon Airport and Anne Cessna.  The official Australian Innocent label catalog from 1981 stated this record was "A hit single with no target to hit. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship."  It may well have resulted in a friendship but no further records were put out featuring this grouping.  Upon further investigation, I have turned up little to no information about Anne Cessna herself.  So, if anyone out there has any info and wants to make my life a little easier pass it along.  In the mean time, enjoy both sides of the single "Talking to Cleopatra/Lost In Madagascar"


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Poppy Family-That's Where I Went Wrong (Canada, 1971)

Now, I know what you are going to say.  Not only is this band pop-country, far outside of my wheelhouse, this album was put out in 1971!  That is far before the cut-off date this blog claims to cover.  But, listen to what I have to say: it's just SO good and it is always randomly popping into my head when there is rain, or a bus or anything or nothing.  The video accompanying this track is terrible however so just close your eyes and enjoy the sweet, sweet heartbreak of Susan Jacks in The Poppy Family. 


Friday, May 31, 2013

The Maps - I'm Talking To You/My Eyes Are Burning (USA, 1979)

I thought I would stop in and give everyone a little update on the print zine. I have been working furiously, emailing, Skyping, writing and researching and everything is coming together for a great first edition! I am not going to ruin the surprises I have in store but I will say while it is Cool To Snog, you wouldn't want anyone to think you're a Raunchette and it's not your Fault 151 for simply being Partners In Crime.  If you break this secret code, you can be my research assistant.

I will blatantly share with you a song very close to my heart right now since my eyes are burning from staring at the computer, and another song for good measure.  No, these are not two identical videos.  It's both sides of the 1979 single from Boston band The Maps.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Cubes-On A Leash 7" (USA, 1979)


Before Carolyn Striho was in the band Rough Cut she sang in a little known group called The Cubes.  For my money, I actually think The Cubes are better, more to my taste, anyway.  Here's a little ditty from The Cubes 1979 release. 

Over and out,

Monday, May 27, 2013

Q4U-Boring (Iceland, 1980)

 So, if you know me very well, you will know I am kinda obsessed with Dark Entries Records right now and out of all their releases and re-releases this is one of my favorites.  I play it a lot and everyone always asks me "Who is this?" "Where are they from?" and then I say "Iceland."  Magical, Icelandic, synth-driven punk.  And, if that wasn't enough, the cover has a nipple on it, so you can file it next to your Ultimo Resorte and Desechables LPs.  Anyway, as always, here's a funny video:

There is an informative and succinct bio on the Dark Entries site: HERE.  Also, if you are REALLY interested (JTA) you can read this interview I ran across: HERE.  

Ok, that's all for now.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Maggots-Tammy Wynette EP (US, 1980)

Alright, y'all.  You know this one.  "Let's get. let's get Tammy Wynette!"  In case you don't, here you go:

And here's a funny, albeit lengthy, humorous story about this record by, none other than, Ryan Richardson of Break My Face.  Read the post HERE.