The Spelling Missteaks – Popstar 7″ E.P.


Magnificent moments of 100% brilliancy/ idiocy in vocal performances;
1. 2-3 seconds into the intro of The Homosexuals’ Soft South Africans when the singer says “Diggi diggi diggi digg” and the bass replies by playing the same thing.
2. The way the singer in The Scabs counts 1,2,3,4 at the start of Amory Building.
3. Howard Devoto’s “bu-dum bu-dum” right before the guitar solo in Boredom.

I’m sure you all agree on those examples, and here’s another one that have to be a homage to Howard Devoto, as the singer says “uzza uzza” just before the solo in Rubber Duck! And I go down on my knees everytime I hear it. And I play that 67 seconds long song over and over and over again just to hear him say those magic words. And after I’ve played that song enough times I play the a-side quite a few times as well as both songs there are almost as good, and they’re both perfect for us with a short attention span. The last song, Urge is my least favourite, but thankfully it’s just above a minute long so I’ll let it pass.

And this is another disc from the excellent Stortbeat label that also gave us fantastic records from The Sods, The Licks (aka the Epileptics), The Gangsters and The Rabbits. Give me some time and their records will pop up here too.

Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Stortbeat
Format: 7″
Rubber duck.mp3

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Pankrti – Lepi In Prazni 7″


Lublana is shit(?) I’m not sure that’s exactly what it means, but the Slovenians in Pankrti didn’t exactly think too much about the city, but then hate and boredom are the two things that makes the best inspiration for great music, right? I prefer the b-side of their debute 7″, but the a-side is a nice one as well.

Pankrti did 3 7inches where the first 2 are well worth getting in my humble opinion, and the same goes for their first LP Dolgcajt from 1980 even if I am willing to admit I don’t put it on the turntable too often. They did 6 LPs up til 87, but apart from their first one I have no idea if they are any good. As this is one of the most uninspired texts I’ve ever written here I just end it now.

Country: Yugoslavia
Year: 1978
Label: Skuc
Format: 7″
Lepi in prazni.mp3
Lublana je bulana.mp3

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Girl Guided Missiles – Desperate Men 7″


Another UK 7″ you say? Yes of course I’d say, and this time it’s one that I think is new to a lot of people concidering it’s really hard to track down, never been comped and it’s not on youtube (yet, even though that might change after this post). And it’s a great record, so why it never appeared on any of of the Bloodstains, KBD, BTF etc series is beyond me. But then I could say the same thing about Nicky Beat & the Beatniks and numerous other bands in the posting queue. On the other hand I think that means that there are still enough great and uncomped records from the UK to fill a few more series if anyone wanna pick up the torch again.
And I’m still waiting for someone to do the first Japanese KBD comp! There has been a few hardcore ones, and then there’s the Gozira label comp, but I’m still waiting for for a classic Killed by death comp of obscure Japanese punk bands.
And I’m also waiting for a Bloodstains across Eastern Europe! Come on, someone whould know enough about that scene do put together a more than decent compilation.

If fyou couldn’t tell that already I don’t really know that much about this band…

Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Seandee
Format: 7″
Desperate men.mp3
Fully qualified robot.mp3

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Naked Raygun – Flammable Solid E.P. 7″


From a time when it was unhip trying to emulate other bands and their sound or art work. I won’t call it good ‘ol times but certain things were definitely better. Or maybe I’m just too old and miss all the new great bands with interesting ideas.

Country: USA
Year: 1984
Label: Ruthless
Format: 7″
Surf Combat.mp3

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The Ignerents – Radio Interference 7″

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A nice little 7″ recorded in 1979, but released in 1980 that me a Peter had a short, but passive-aggressive fight over as we both wanted to post it. Guess who won!

The a-side is a bit too much boogie rock n’ roll for a young guy like me, but the b-side is the bees knees. Great powerpoppy punk with a really catchy chorus. I wouldn’t mind if that song interferenced my radio more often.

If your copy is on Ace records, you’ve got the second press that popped up about a month after the first, that was released on the bands’ own Rundown records. In 1981 the band released a second 7″ under the name the Bee Keepers, and the band can be linked to The Rivals and Wasteland who they exchanged members with over time. Of course both Rivals 7inches and Wastelands lone release will be posted later on.

Country: UK
Year: 1980
Label: Rundown
Format: 7″
Radio interference.mp3
Wrong place, wrong time.mp3

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