Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Terminal Fun-Great Moments 7" (UK, 1982)

You know what's better than having friends who run amazing record stores? Having said friends who know what you like. I picked this up at my friend's store Lp's Lps, on Lp's recommendation, when I was in Toronto a couple weeks ago and I have been itching to get it uploaded so I could share it here. It's also not very often I get to introduce something to the internet that wasn't there before. Especially something I love so much!

I had hoped to have a little more information about the group when it was time to share, but wouldn't you know it, I haven't found any! So, let's get what I do know out of the way, because that won't take very long. I know it was recorded at Spaceward Studios, who boasts a crazy list of artists who have recorded there. I know it was recorded in 1982. On the back of the sleeve there are ads for 5 different retailers with a note "Thanks are due to the above sponsors without whom this record would not have apppeared." I don't know if this is some kind of joke or if it really took the sponsorship of three AV stores, an instrument store and a shoe store to get this thing out. I assume this was self-released as nothing else was put out on the Projected Image label. Members are listed as:

Carol Bush-Vocals
Paul Day-Guitars and Vocals
Pete Sparrow-Drums, Vocals, Mini Moog
Paul Rayner-Bass
Joe Bull-Producer

I have gone ahead and uploaded both sides of this single and they are here. I can't decide which side is better but Twist and Survive is pretty damn near perfect. If you read my last post on the Corvettes, you know I have been trying to track this down through any way possible. So, as always, if you have any info I can be reached here, through our Facebook or at muzorewisdaughter@hotmail.com. In any case, this record is great on its own and I hope y'all love it as much as I do.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Corvettes-Love To Hate You 7" (UK, 1980)

So, I had intended on doing lots of bloggy posts during the holiday break but that didn't end up happening so much. Most of my time was spent on holiday cheer, house guests, hostessing and cleaning up from home renovations and said festivities. Oh, and I made half a mixtape. 

Anyway, I did manage to get some research done on things I was going to post, although most of it was a dead end. Whilst I was looking into the group Terminal Fun, who you will thank me for posting later, I came across this gem and only because both singles were produced by the prolific and mysterious Joe Bull. Joe also produced records for (get ready for it): Gothic Girls, European Toys, The Mob, Sad Lovers and Giants along with a load of lesser known bands. I did not manage to shake anything else loose about these two groups, or Sindy & the Action Men which also appears on the list and who I'll also cover later. But, as always, my search continues. I feel like he is the keeper of the keys on this, or maybe not but it's the best lead I have at this point. 

Anyway, here's the Corvettes, out of Brighton which happens to be one of my favorite hot beds of this era. Emma Sharpe, The Objeks, April and the Fools, Helen McCookerybook/The Chefs, The Mockingbirds, Bright Girls/Devil's Dykes, and on and on it goes, all from Brighton/the Vaultage Comps, and I know I'm forgetting some. There is a small article on the Brighton Punk website about the Corvettes HERE which also adequately conveys how incestuous this scene was. If you have a sec, this site also offers an extensive "jukebox" of MP3s which are worth a listen. ANYWAY, I always tend to ramble and have to cut myself off, especially when I haven't been able to post in a while. Without further ado, Corvettes:

Last thing, if anyone has any info on this group, knows or was a former member, as always I can be reached here, our FB page or at muzorewisdaughter@hotmail.com. I have a super intriguing theory about the singer of this band and would love to get some confirmation on it.