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▶ THE SHIVVERS - S/T LP

REMIXED, REMASTERED! In the spirit of Badfinger & Raspberries with a heavy dose of Girl Group soul, get ready for the 3-minute magic of THE SHIVVERS!!


To those that know, saying Milwaukee's punk and new wave scene in the late 70s and early 80s punched well above its weight than larger Midwestern cities is a gross understatement. Though only one half million strong, Milwaukee put together a flurry of such great bands and singles, yet even in this remarkable environment, no band burned brighter or more intensely with white-hot, pure-pop than the arc-light of The Shivvers.

Classic pop in an age of plastic fops, it's taken over thirty years, but 'Now People' around the world may finally be ready for the three-minute magic of The Shivvers.

Jill Kossoris: "This is it!  All the songs were written between '79 and '81 and most were intended as singles.
This would have been The Shivvers first album."

(Deluxe packaging! Gatefold LP with extensive liners, printed inner sleeve and foldout poster!)

More info including track listing, bio and press photos is available HERE

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▶ THIRTEEN - 'Girls Aren't The Same' 7"

From 45 Revolutions:

A Power Pop three-piece formed in 1977 by Mark Ferrick (v/b, who composed the A-side of Dean Wyman’s lone 1978 single), Jim Ferrick (d) and Ian McKean (gtr), Thirteen never managed to gain press coverage and their lone 7” was released in France, Germany and Holland, but not in the UK. Recorded in January 1979 with Phil Cordell co-producing, drums on the 7” were played by Mark Ferrick on one track and a session player on another following the death of his brother Jim shortly before the session. Ian McKean resurfaced a few years later with Twenty Flight Rockers and with Balaam & The Angel, a New Wave combo born from the ashes of U.X.B. Note: a different Oxford-based five-piece group also called Thirteen issued a 7” on the Square label in 1980.

From Purepop:

Girls Aren’t the Same is a fine Powerpop performance which somehow didn’t gain a release in the UK at the time. The harmonies and guitars are spot on, although the instant melody/hook can become a tad repetitive after a few plays. The B side is the killer in my book. Featuring Ian McKean driving and cutting guitars, Teddy Boy rocks out in fine straight ahead Stones/Streak mode. Ian’s style is pure Rock N Roll and he later also played lead guitar on 2 or 3 tracks of the second Fortunate Sons LP (Karezza) in 1986.

Further reading and photos at Mj Wilson Photography

Release Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Release Year: 1979 / Reissue Date: 05.14
Original Label: Various

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▶ LIVERPOOL ECHO - Liverpool Echo LP

A perfect pair alongside Rockin' Horse's 'Yes It Is,' the self-titled album by The Liverpool Echo makes a swaggering assertion for the enduring power and captivation of the early Mersey styles of McCartney & Lennon.

The idea was simple: make a hit record in the early, authentic style of the band with the most hits of all time – THE BEATLES – and use said record as a springboard to capitalize on the ten-year anniversary of their birth. And do it cheaply. And in only one week.

While The Liverpool Echo proved perhaps too late to ferry 'cross the Mersey and too early to dilate its pupils to Starry Eyes, the record they left behind remains the most wonderfully rocking cenotaph to the original Cavern Club 'moment' that I have ever encountered.

So you might as well surrender…It's for you!

Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1973 / Reissue Date: 11.13
Original Label: Spark Records

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▶ LOST KIDS - 'Cola Freaks' 7" EP

One of the first and most prolific Danish punk groups, LOST KIDS formed in 1978 in Aarhus. They recorded 4 singles and 2 LPs in a style heavily influenced by UK punk however the second single "Cola Freaks" is perhaps their finest moment. Band members in monster makeup! Blistering guitar solos! Rezillos-style male/female vocals! And a note for note tribute to Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias"Snuffin Like That" in the song "Radden Dig"! A truly unique and highly sought after piece of Danish punk rock history back in print for all.

Release Country: Denmark
Release Year: 1979 / Reissue Date: 11.13
Original Label: Medley

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▶ BRETT SMILEY - 'Va Va Va Voom' b/w 'Space Ace' 7"

For every David Bowie, Brian Ferry or Marc Bolan, there were scores of glam divas-in-waiting like Jobriath and Brett Smiley. At least Jobriath, the world's first openly-gay rock star, got a chance to release two monstrously campy and epic LPs before public backlash silenced him forever. The winsome and sinewy Brett Smiley did not fare as well, recording Breathlessly Brett during a flurry of interest by the international music press, only to have the album cruelly pushed aside by an uncaring record industry and shelved permanently. Smiley was the willowy, blonde personification of glam, discovered and promoted like a classic Hollywood ingénue by Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham. Oldham's vision for Smiley was to elevate the young man to the rarefied status of untouchable superstar before his first single was out. This single, originally released in 1974 on the UK Anchor label stands as one of the best glam rock 45's of the era, reissued for the first time in it's original, very hard to find picture sleeve.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY GERED MANKOWITZ © BOWSTIR Ltd. 2014/Mankowitz.com

Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1974 / Reissue Date: 11.13
Original Label: Anchor Records

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▶ JOOK - Jook Rule OK 2xLP

Jook came on like bastard sons of The Who and, if this first ever collection of the band's entire recorded works achieves anything, it should be to elevate the band from the Glitter Bin, and back to their rightful place as one of the greatest rock n’ roll acts ever.

More info including track listing, bio and press photos is available HERE

Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1972-78 / Reissue Date: 6.13
Original Label: Various / Unreleased

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▶ THE BASTARDS- 'Funky Bastard' b/w 'Job In Town' 7"

The Kids (Belgium) released this single in Italy under the name 'The Bastards'. 2 classic tracks with different names / mixes from the LP (which has been bootlegged a enough times for this to be accepted as one of the best non-UK/US/Ireland bands of the first rock-n'-roll-tinged punk wave). "THIS IS ROCK AND ROLL"!!!!

Release Country: Italy
Release Year: 1977 / Reissue Date: 6.13
Original Label: Dig It.

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▶ COLOURED BALLS - Ball Power LP

Coloured Balls were one of the best pure rock n roll groups to emerge from the early 70s Australian scene.  Sure, The Saints and Radio Birdman stayed together longer and released a slew of fine albums during the punk era but it was the Coloured Balls who pioneered the proto punk sound earlier in the decade.  Their wildcard was Lobby Loyde, Australia’s premier guitar hero whose pivotal roles in beat/psych/blues rock groups The Purple Hearts, The Wild Cherries and Billy Thorpe’s Aztecs made him a major home-grown star down under.  Ball Power is full of raw, hard guitar rock and proto-punk. It's not only the Coloured Balls’ greatest album but also the finest music of Lobby Loyde’s long, fabled career. (Rising Storm)

More info including track listing, bio and press photos is available HERE

Release Country: Australia
Release Year: 1972 / Reissue Date: 12.12
Original Label: EMI

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▶ McELROY BROS. - Can't You See Me Smilin LP

The McElroy Bros.' Can't You See Me Smilin' LP is a private-press pop masterpiece recorded in 1977 in rural Vermont by identical twin brothers, Brian and Bruce McElroy. Using familiar 60's British-invasion song structures, the album is somehow instantly familiar while the recording and instrumentation are both totally unique -- perhaps, it's the unrivaled keyboard playing... or the harmonizing vocals that only twins could deliver. Whatever it is, this album is extremely sought after by pop and powerpop fans alike and has managed to eluded many others for too long now! (Repressed in an edition of 500 copies only, LP includes 18x24 poster!!)

More info including track listing, bio and press photos is available HERE

Want more? Check out the interview we did with Brian & Bruce on our blog, HERE.

Release Country: USA
Release Year: 1977 / Reissue Date: 12.12
Original Label: Paja's

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▶ THE BLITZ BOYS - 'Eddy's New Shoes' 7" EP

Punks were few and far between in the Forest of Dean - a remote, heavily wooded, former coal-mining area on the border between England and Wales. You had to be dedicated or stupid to survive the constant ambushes from local disco boys, bikers and rugby club drunks. Five teenage punks ('Topper' Toplis, Jer Phelps, Drew Smith, Jon Ralphs, Barry Phillips) united in a love of The Boys, The Ramones, T Rex and 60s girl-groups formed The Blitz Boys. A million miles from the narcissism of the deteriorating London scene the boys drew inspiration more from Northern Ireland - the tunes and escapism of Good Vibrations Records, of Protex, Rudi, The Outcasts and The Undertones.

It was DIY or do-nothing. Gigs were initially few and far between - and what gigs there were often ended abruptly due to fighting amongst, or with, the audiences...or equipment failure. Helped by incendiary Gloucester punks Demob, who gave them support slots, the boys began to pick up more gigs and press. In 1980 The Blitz Boys second studio venture yielded 3 tracks – live favourites Eddy's New Shoes, She Told My Friends She Loved Me (But She's Too Shy To Talk To Me) and Eddy's Friend. Self-funded with the support of their loyal circle of friends and fans, and with outstanding artwork from the Inadequate Youth, the Eddy's New Shoes EP was released on the bands own Told You So Records – a dig at a journalist who predicted they'd never achieve anything. Within a week the title track was getting repeated plays by John Peel who also aired both flip-side tracks. The great man 'got it', commenting that he loved bands who created their own world. They met with Peel at the BBC and things momentarily looked bright with a second single planned and talk of a Peel session. But it wasn't to be. The band was always destined to burn briefly (and vividly). Eddy's New Shoes was a poignant legacy created from the chaos and the total lack of focus which would lead to the bands inevitable evaporation. Barry carried his guitar through various other bands eventually realising his ambition when The Rainsaints signed to Good Vibrations Records.

Meanwhile, Eddy's New Shoes became a cult track - pirated on a number of punk compilations despite the band's ambivalence, but until now never legitimately re-released.

Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1980 / Reissue Date: 08.12
Original Label: Told You So.

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▶ ADRENALIN - 'Cumz 'N' Goes' b/w 'Rock 'N' Roll Screamer'

Detroit Rock circa 1976 meant one thing and one thing only:  the ready-made light beer commercial sounds of ‘Night Moves’ by Silver Bullet Bob Seger.  And if that one fact is not enough to convince you that the high time, high-tide of high-powered Motor City rock was definitively dead mid-Me-Decade then you can see also Glenn Frey.  However, there remained many ideological hold-outs; bright spots amongst the burned-out crags of Detroit’s blighted skyline:  Sonic’s Rendezvous, Death, The Dogs, Lightnin’.   But the band that came the closest – in true garage group style – to recapturing the excitement and spirit of the Grande Ballroom with one fell double-sided swoop before hopping a bus-ride back to nowhere was Adrenalin.  Looking, from surviving video footage, like the featured entertainment at a Hamtramck Junior Prom, but sounding like a junior varsity MC5, the Guitar Army rampage on ‘Rock N Roll Screamer’ reeks of amphetamines and A2 residue; the gymnastic histrionics of Sonic Smith most particularly.  The flip-side’s no slouch either.  Easily in the same league as ‘City Slang,’ ‘Raw Power’ or ‘Borderline,’ ‘Rock N Roll Screamer,’ originally issued without a picture sleeve on the obscure local Fiddlers imprint, is the happiest of accidents as Adrenalin’s intentions were never proto-punk glory.  The best record I don’t own and, in my mind, the best justification for the continued search for obscure and unknown records.  BUY IT NOW! (Collin Makamson)

Release Country: USA
Release Year: 1977 / Reissue Date: 08.12
Original Label: Fiddler's Music Company.

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▶ SHAMBLES - 'Hello Baby' b/w 'Held Me Spellbound'

Shambles were led by ex-Mandrake Paddle Steamer singer Brian Engel and their only single is made up of two absolute corkers. Hello Baby is a great hi-energy Power Pop/Glam number that is totally infectious and the B side, the wild and rockin' Held Me Spellbound is as good if not better than Jook covering Watch Your Step. More than inspired by That's Alright Mama, Spellbound features 2 blistering lead guitar breaks that will strip your walls bare. Both tracks are wonderfully loud and bright thanks to the great Roy Thomas Baker production.

I am amazed at the number of acts that Brian Engel was involved with: He was in Starbuck (the Do You Like Boys one), Prowler, Liverpool Echo, Limey and others… including a stint with The New Seekers! (Purepop)

Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1975 / Reissue Date: 06.12
Original Label: RCA Victor.

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▶ ROTTWEILER - 'I'm Down' b/w 'Wanna Be Your Friend'

Consisting of Bengt Johansson (b), Lars-Göran Bäck (d), Håkan Schüler (v) and Per-Erik Johansson (gtr), Rottweiler originally started in the town of Nässjö 1979 but moved on to Lund and Malmö in the very south of Sweden in 1980. The band´s first and only recording was released just before the move and issued in an edition of 500 copies. The B-side appeared on Powerpearls Vol. 7 but until now 'I'm Down' existed solely on the original pressing. 1981 the band decided to change names, add another bandmember and started to sing with swedish lyrics; at the same time - Perfekt Alibi was born.

Release Country: Sweden
Release Year: 1980 / Reissue Date: 03.12
Original Label: Rottweiler.

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▶ BRAD LONG - 'Love Me Again' b/w 'Come To Me'

In and out of unrecorded regional combos since the late 1960's, Logansport, IN music store owner Brad Long issued this, his lone single, on his own Music Stand label in the summer of 1977. Featuring a warm, lo-fi basement pop sound with stylistic roots firmly grounded in the mid 60's, both 'Come to Me' and 'Love me Again'  evoke a hazy mood reminiscent of early Twilley. Also included with the release were a series of press releases, a section of which listed Long's heroes as Roger McGuinn, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Joe Meek. Greeted with positive reviews in the pages of ( Ballroom) Blitz and NY Rocker, Long later contributed a cover of the Rolling Stone's 'Tell Me' to the first VOXX ' Battle of the Garages' compilation. (Collin Makamson)

Release Country: USA
Release Year: 1977 / Reissue Date: 08.11
Original Label: No Label, Self-Released.

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▶ LIQUID STONE - 'Here Comes The Weekend' b/w 'Because Of You'

From the small town of Buckingham, 60 miles north of London, Liquid Stone was a four piece band that was formed by Ronni, Mick and Muz in the mid Seventies . Various line-ups centred around the key member, Ronni Sunderland (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Mick Prod (backing vocals and lead guitar) but it reached the pinnicle of its career in May 1980 with Ian (Muz) Murray on Bass (also vocals) and Ian (Tanner) Tansley on drums . After supporting the UK Subs at 'Friars' in Aylesbury, the Subs were so impressed they asked Liquid Stone to accompany them on their 'Brand New Age' tour of the UK and in May 1980 the two bands toured the country playing to audiences from St Austell to Hull and culminating in a gig at the famous Rainbow Theatre in London.

The band were well known for their energetic and professional performances. Always a crowd pleaser, Liquid Stone decided to cut their one and only single, 'Here Comes the Weekend' in 1979. All still teenagers at the time the band made their way North to Red Ball Studios in Market Drayton to lay down the tracks but it wasn't until 1981 that the single was formally released. This didn't stop the band topping the offical 'Oi!' charts in 1980 with a live recording of the tracks. Liquid Stone continued to rock clubs and venues around London for the next couple of years and all the members are still playing today.

**The original release was issued without artwork. The reissue comes housed in a Sing Sing Records company sleeve.

Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1981 / Reissue Date: 04.11
Original Label: Liquid Stone Music

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▶THE BUZZ - 'Insanity' b/w 'Him Not Me' 'Sick At Heart'

A very rare and increasingly collectable piece of plastic issued in March '79 on the Redball label in an edition of 1,000 copies, this EP features three under-produced two-chorders, recorded by a Shrewsbury-based outfit formed in early 1978 by Nic Evans (v/gtr), Cob Hillers aka Chris Hill (gtr/v), Gym Slips aka Jim Phillips (b/v) and TwoFourty Volts aka Kevin Higgs (d/v). The killer track is SICK AT HEART with its great Buzzcockian riff and TVPs-like 'ooooh'-chorus. Recommended. A different line-up of The Buzz – Kevin Higgs was replaced by Ian R. Davies, Chris Hill moved to bass and lead vocalist Chris Bellingham was recruited – would enter Foel Studios in July 1981 recording the album ASYLUM, self-released in a pressing of 1,000 copies a couple of months later. (45 Revolutions)


Release Country: UK
Release Year: 1979 / Reissue Date: 04.11
Original Label: Redball

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▶ THE MOONDOGS - 'Heads I Win' b/w 'Two's A Crowd'

A very scarce 7" from a Liverpool-based group formed in 1976 by Ian Irvine (gtr/v), Patrick Colohan (gtr/v), Dave Gough (b/v) and Steve Plumber (d). After making their live debut in summer 1977 at the Hope St. Fringe Festival, The Moondogs built up a growing cult following with the incendiary renditions of Chuck Berry and Gene Vincent oldies. In 1978 Plumber was replaced by Tony Dolman and the new line-up record this single, produced by former Deaf School drummer Time Whittaker and issued in October 1979 on Rexette Records, and independent label created by Roger Earle, founder of Eric's Club. Pressed in an edition of 1,000 copies, the platter includes the Powerpoppy TWO'S A CROWD on the flip and the Freakbeat A-side HEADS I WIN, whose riff is similar to the Psyschodelic cult song MY FATHER'S NAME IS DAD by Fire. In 1980 The Moondogs changed moniker to The English, to avoid confusion with the other Moondogs, releasing one single for Albion Records (the A-side of which, HOORAY FOR THE ENGLISH, is a great Powerpop tune) before splitting. Dolman soon joined Lawnmower, a short-lived combo who included future Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall. (45 Revolutions)

Release Country: UK/Holland
Release Year: 1979 / Reissue Date: 04.11
Original Label: Rexette

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▶ BLAZE X - 'Some Hope' b/w 'Rippy'

Blaze X formed in late 1975 in Tuam. They quickly learned to play and scored support slots for touring bands such as The Radiators, The Fuze, Tony Koklin and most famously U2 at Leisure Land in Galway on December 18, 1980. In November 1980 they entered RCF Studios in Galway and recorded their self-released single which sold well locally but didn't have much distribution apart from some mailorder sales. Only 500 copies pressed and it's a tough one to find these days. Most were sold locally and some were sent out as promos -- one of which went to RTE DJ Larry Gogan, who made it his Hit-Pick of the week (though the B-side "Rippy" was banned). Despite this success, the band failed to get on TV and no more copies were pressed. They split in 1981 when they failed to achieve their ambitions. (Eamonn Keane)

Release Country: Ireland
Release Year: 1980 / Reissue Date: 08.09
Original Label: Fixed Wheel

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