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!