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Artist: ADRENALIN
Title: Cumz N Goes/Rock N Roll Screamer
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 Detroits blighted skyline:  Sonics 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-sides 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 Adrenalins intentions were never proto-punk glory.  The best record I dont own and, in my mind, the best justification for the continued search for obscure and unknown records.  BUY IT NOW!" -Collin Makamson.

Artist: AMBULANCE
Title: Its All Up To You
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Finally! This lone single from New Jerseys AMBULANCE sits in the top tier of power pop 45s and is usually only afforded by serious collectors but now its here for mass consumption! Consisting of STEVE WILLIAM (guitar), JOHNNY C. (bass) and BOBBY PADULA (drums), the trio would call the legendary Dirt club in Bloomfield, NJ their homebase (they even did a commerical for them) but were also known to frequently play the NYC punk clubs. The single, recorded in 1978, and originally issued in an edition of 1,000 copies, was well recieved at the time and got decent airplay. - Sing Sing.
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Artist: BASTARDS
Title: Funky Bastard/Job in Town
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"The Kids (Belgium) released this single in Italy under the name The Bastards. Two classic tracks with different names/mixes from the LP (which has been bootlegged 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!"- Sing Sing.

Artist: BATS, THE
Title: Popgun b/w Tell Me Why
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"That the Bats came from that era and didn?t suck is an amazing fact du jour. And, for the record, these Bats came and went long before the like-named New Zealand group even formed (and then fluttered into their own cave of obscurity). The Bats from New Haven, CT comprised three songwriters and this near perfect single that melded New Wave, Ventures noodling, well-meaning but misplaced prog and, best of all, catchy, beautiful pop.  Whats on the vinyl is well-crafted, if youthful power pop. This group is only a trio, and from their looks quite young but manages to project a full, powerful sound. Though on a small label the sound is crisp and professional. To those who wake up every morning to well worn copies of the Raspberries "Go All the Way," this ones for you. ? Billboard October 2, 1982." -Sing Sing.
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Artist: BLAZE X
Title: Some Hope/Rippy
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 didnt have much distribution apart from some mailorder sales. Only 500 copies pressed and its 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.

Artist: BLITZ BOYS, THE
Title: Eddys New Shoes
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 Eddys New Shoes, She Told My Friends She Loved Me (But Shes Too Shy To Talk To Me) and Eddys Friend. Self-funded with the support of their loyal circle of friends and fans, and with outstanding artwork from the Inadequate Youth, the Eddys New Shoes EP was released on the bands own Told You So Records ? a dig at a journalist who predicted theyd 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 wasnt to be. The band was always destined to burn briefly (and vividly). Eddys 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, Eddys New Shoes became a cult track - pirated on a number of punk compilations despite the bands ambivalence, but until now never legitimately re-released." - Sing Sing.




Artist: BLITZZ
Title: Go Now/You Got What You Want
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"All members of the Blitzz could frequently be seen playing at jam sessions in the 70s Amstedam rock-scene before they decided to join forces. When Mick Ronson (David Bowies Spiders from Mars) heard them play at a venue in the Amsterdam Red Light District he immediately fell for the compact sound of the band. This memorable evening led to the recording of So Free in a London recording studio soon afterwards. The first single from The Blitzz was released by EMI in the UK and on the Continent in September 1978. So Free went up the charts in several European countries in the months to follow. In December of the same year their second single Go Now was recorded at the renowned Pebble Beach Studio in Brighton and released in the beginning of 1979. After three years of successful touring the band decided to split up to pursue personal goals." - Sing Sing.

Artist: BLITZZ
Title: So Free/Degeneration
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"All members of the Blitzz could frequently be seen playing at jam sessions in the 70s Amstedam rock-scene before they decided to join forces. When Mick Ronson (David Bowies Spiders from Mars) heard them play at a venue in the Amsterdam Red Light District he immediately fell for the compact sound of the band. This memorable evening led to the recording of So Free in a London recording studio soon afterwards. The first single from The Blitzz was released by EMI in the UK and on the Continent in September 1978. So Free went up the charts in several European countries in the months to follow. In December of the same year their second single Go Now was recorded at the renowned Pebble Beach Studio in Brighton and released in the beginning of 1979. After three years of successful touring the band decided to split up to pursue personal goals." - Sing Sing.

Artist: BUZZ
Title: Insanity/Him Not Me
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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.

Artist: CLAP
Title: Have You Reached Yet?
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Like most followers of rare seventies rock esoterica I first heard about HAVE YOU REACHED YET? via the pages of the now-legendary BOMP fanzine. It was the surf issue if I recall correctly, and editor Greg Shaw, in the course of a pretty positive review, mentioned Claps ability to mix up what seemed like a healthy late-sixties punk rock attitude with the prevailing hard rock winds of the early-seventies from whence this album came. The album was a charm with the hefty Rolling Stones influences so common of the day being reshaped by a strong Shadows of Knight snarl all filtered through an early seventies heavy metal consciousness giving us...a sound and style that although part and parcel to the stoner seventies mentality had a totally unique and refreshing approach that sounded as if it could stand on its own not only in 1972 but 1966 or even 1987 for that matter. It was teenage rock & roll that continued to sound so long after the entire teen mystique of the sixties and seventies shriveled away, yet it was hard enough for even the most experienced pothead at the supermarket to roll joints to during his coffee break. So for you youngsters heres an example of what "do it yourself" rock used to mean when you pretty much had to create your own fun, energies, and lives even from scratch and for your oldsters, nows the time to drag out the boas, the mascara and the nylons and re-live the post-Vietnam era the right way. Of course if you get arrested dont come complain to me, but then again wouldnt that only add to the overall glam/slam effect so common during those rather peculiar times?" - Chris Stigliano (Black to Comm).

Artist: COLOURED BALLS
Title: Ball Power
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"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, Australias premier guitar hero whose pivotal roles in beat/psych/blues rock groups The Purple Hearts, The Wild Cherries and Billy Thorpes Aztecs made him a major home-grown star down under. Ball Power is full of raw, hard guitar rock, and proto-punk. Its not only the Coloured Ballss greatest album but also the finest music of Lobby Loydes long, fabled career." -Sing Sing.
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Artist: DE CYLINDERS
Title: I Wanna Get Married/Looking For Work
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"De Cylinders, a six piece power pop band from the Netherlands, had a solid reputation as a live band in the Netherlands and Belgium playing along side bands such as the Pretenders and Ultravox. They recorded this 45, their first of three for the CNR label, in 1979 at Soundpush studios, Blaricum with Dennis Kloeth acting as producer. The playing on the 45s is tight, the production is spot on and the songs are extremely well crafted. The anthemic “I Wanna Get Married” did not permeate deeply into the personal life of the band members; as of today not more than two Cylinders are wearing a wedding ring. The back side, “Looking for work” was more prophetic: all six Cylinders are nowadays firmly employed, though five of them no longer in the music business." - Sing Sing.

Artist: DE CYLINDERS
Title: We Must Pay/Chartbuster
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"“We must pay”, an intoxicating musical mix of fun, frenzy and finances, was De Cylinders second single for CNR. Remarkably, the song was recorded in a single take during the same sessions that spawned the first single. As such, the sound of “We must pay” comes very close to what De Cylinders delivered as a live band. Propelled by a haunting Farfisa organ, “We must pay” is 24 karat power pop. The medium-tempo flipside “Chart buster” is no stinker either. Fact: Today, nearly 30 years later, CNR is home to André Rieu, king of the Wiener Waltz, a definite non-power pop megastar from the Netherlands." - Sing Sing.

Artist: DWARF
Title: Gotta Get Louder/I Wont Be Back
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Once in a while a single gets plucked out of obscurity which is a total revelation and becomes an obsession to track down, but rarely does this same single get played over and over and you know it has the staying power to remain a firm favorite forever. I am very glad to say that this single is one of these rare beasts. It is everything you could ever wish for and absolutely ticks all the right boxes. How to put a tag on Gotta Get Louder? It sits somewhere between proto-punk, bubblegum/hard rock and powerpop. Its insanely catchy and an instant exuberant classic. What makes this even more amazing is that most of the band was 15 at the time! I Wont Be Back is stupendous in its snotty teenage punk attitude. I was thinking of the Runaways as I believed a girl singer was involved, but this is not the case as explained by Nick Piunti that would be me, make that pre-pubescent me. The guitars clang and crash, the drums are full power with added momentum of a glorious cowbell nailing everything down to the beat. So put both tracks together and you end up with the best coupling since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton!" --Robin Wills (PurePop).
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Artist: HILL, JEFF BAND
Title: Somethings Wrong With My Baby/Whatever She Wanted
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Immediately after the release of the Chiswick single, Jeff Hill recruited drummer Dave Buckley (ex-Moonshine, who recorded a 1976 EP titled TOO YOUNG TO LOVE ME) and bass player Ray Humphries: the Jeff Hill Band played their first gig in Burtonwood on October 19. A few demos were taped in Warrington on November 26, two days before entering Londons Pathway Studios to record a second 7” for Chiswick which never saw the light of day. In the second half of 1978 a deal with Rabid Records was negotiated and two tracks were taped at Cheshires Revolution Studio on February 19, 1979, with Steve Hopkins (k) as guest musician and Andy Mac taking production duties. Rabid planned the release of a single then decided to include the two tracks on a compilation album: both projects were eventually aborted. Undeterred, the Jeff Hill Band decided to found their own label, Balloon Records, and self-financed the pressing of 500 copies of a 7” housed in a cartoon picture cover with a Ramonesy drawing of Jeff wearing a gabba gabba hey badge. The record emerged on December 20, 1979, and is worth tracking down, though it is quite hard to locate: its two Punk/Powerpop songs are enjoyable efforts with the A-side SOMETHINGS WRONG WITH MY BABY arguably being the better track. Plagued by sparse distribution, sales were minimal causing the combos demise after a final gig in Warrington on April 19, 1980." - Sing Sing.

Artist: JET STAXX
Title: Im Gonna Be The Best Guy/Youll Get The Chop
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"In the early 70s Mike Butcher worked as a studio technician at Morgan Studios in London. On relocating to Belgium a few years later to work at Morgans other studio in Brussels he hooked up with co-worker Alan Ward (Elton Motello) to record two singles under the band names Feather and Rollerball as well as co-writing and playing guitar on most of Elton Motellos two albums. Mike Butcher also recorded two solo singles as Jet Staxx, the first Im Gonna Be The Best Guy/Youll Get The Chop was released in Belgium (Topkapi 2103 131), Germany (Bellaphon BF 18594) and Holland (Scramble SRS 510.061) in the spring of 1978. In the studio, Butcher (vocals/guitar) was assisted by drummer Pascal Van Het Groenewoud and someone known as Randy Sod on bass, though its likely Butcher played bass himself." - Sing Sing.

Artist: JOOK
Title: Jook Rule OK
Format: Double LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Jook came on like bastard sons of The Who and, if this first ever collection of the bands 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."- Sing Sing.

Artist: LEOPARDS
Title: Kansas City Slickers
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"By 1977, the year of Kansas City Slickers release, most bands had happily ensconced themselves in one niche or another--one was either Punk or Power Pop or New Wave or ---- (fill in the trend of your choice), but The Leopards fell into no such handy category. Kansas City Slickers was unique for its time--certainly no other record of its day sounds remotely like it--and remains so today. Back then its uniqueness baffled critics who, in the few places where the album was actually reviewed, did little more than point to the albums Kinks influence. While the influence of The Kinks, The Beach Boys, The Easybeats and other Sixties groups is indeed evident on the album, such a superficial assessment does not begin to do justice to the cornucopia of sound on Kansas City Slickers. Herein rock n roll meets ragtime, old Hollywood musicals and other forms of early 20th Century American music, a delightfully original melange you will not taste elsewhere. Recorded and mixed at Moon Studios--ie, the basement of Dennis Pashs parents house on Maggie Lane in Kansas City, Kansas--the production and muscianship reaches a level of sophistication not often associated with basement recordings. Even so, protected by lack of technology from slick by-the-rote machinations of the professional studio, Kansas City Slickers retains its basement charm. When Dennis Pash and Kevin Sanders first decided to release privately pressed records as The Leopards in 1975 it was quite a revolutionary strategy, the DIY ethos of punk still a few years in the future. The world would simply have to catch up at some point in time. Judging by the appreciative audience Kansas City Slickers has grown over the years--this despite its exceeding rarity (only 1,000 copies of the album were pressed)--that time may very well be now." - James Marinovich.

Artist: LIQUID STONE
Title: Here Comes the Weekend/Because of You
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 wasnt until 1981 that the single was formally released. This didnt 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." - Sing Sing.

Artist: LONG, BRAD
Title: Love Me Again/Come To Me
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"In and out of unrecorded regional combos since the late 1960s, Logansport, Indiana 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 60s, 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 Longs heroes as Roger McGuinn, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Joe Meek." -Sing Sing.

Artist: MCELROY BROS.
Title: Cant You See Me Smilin
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The McElroy Bros. Cant 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 60s British-invasion song structures, the album is somehow instantly familiar while the recording and instrumentation are both totally unique -- perhaps, its 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 elude many others for too long now. Repressed in an edition of 500 copies only, LP includes an 18" x 24" poster." - Sing Sing.

Artist: MOONDOGS
Title: Heads I Win/Twos A Crowd
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 Erics Club. Pressed in an edition of 1,000 copies, the platter includes the Powerpoppy TWOS A CROWD on the flip and the Freakbeat A-side HEADS I WIN, whose riff is similar to the Psyschodelic cult song MY FATHERS 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.

Artist: NASAL BOYS
Title: Hot Love b/w Die Wüste Lebt!
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Switzerlands premiere punk band only released this much acclaimed 7" and thats a shame! Some of the wildest and fastest Punk around in 1977! A unique and uncompromising sound that was ahead of its time – completely according to their slogan: “Schneller, Härter, Länger” (Faster, Harder, Longer). “Hot Love” is a monster of a Swiss Punk anthem while “Die Wüste Lebt” is a great song about being alive in the Swiss urban desert! In a TV interview from 1977, the band was asked why they didnt dress punky. “Were against cliches”, the singer responded, and: “Our main inspiration is U.S. Punk, not U.K. Punk.” Guess one can hear that. But still, the bands big break was opening up for CLASH when they played in Zurich in 1977. Shortly after, the band tried to make it big and changed their name to EXPO. They released an LP on a big label which is okay but nowhere near the glory of this single. Former members went on to form a number of bands including Aboriginal Voices / Rudolph Dietrich, Kraft Durch Freude, Blue China / The Bucks - several of which were highly influential bands." - Sing Sing. Originally from 1978.

Artist: NOTHING
Title: Scream N Cry b/w Uniformz
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Trixz Sly (Torquill Smith 4/23/48 - 11/01/2005), met Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan from the New York Dolls while they were in London in the mid-70s. He was then introduced to the Sex Pistols by the manager of the Dolls/Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, in 1977 and moved to NY in 1978. The Nothing formed in NYC in 1978 and the lineup for their lone 45 consisted of Trixz Sly (v), Bobby B. Wild (gtr) Phil Schoenfelt (b) and Mick Crash (d). By 1980, several members had left to join other bands and The Nothing broke up. Probably due to Trixzs heavy drug use which would be the major reason why he never "made it" as a popular punk musician. Trixz later formed another band, the Cyanide Sweeties which would also dismantle due to drug use. They played the rock/punk clubs in NYC including CBGBs, and built a strong fan base playing at Maxs Kansas City. He wrote the lyrics for all of his songs and would continue to play his songs with other musicians, including The Misfits, The New York Dolls, The Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Lou Reed and Keith Richards. Trix Sly recorded a solo album "Bossa Nova Baby" in 1980 and would continue working with experimental music and film until his death in 2005. He partnered up with Adam West (Batman) to film a documentary on Woodstock 94, but the project was never finished. At the end of his life he was an activist for the homeless in Miami and presented the "Homeless Bill of Rights" to the city of Miami Beach. He was found dead in his apartment and the cause of death was declared "natural causes." - Trixz Smith. Originally released in 1979.

Artist: ONION DOLLS, THE
Title: The Kids/Hot Love
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The Onion Dolls, a four piece punk band from Belgium managed to release this lone 45 before changing their name to Crossfire and fully embracing the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement that was sweeping Europe in the early 1980s. Both tracks on this 45 are unsuppressed killers with shredding guitar lines giving up more than a hint of the NWOBHM influenced sound that was to come. Originally released in 1980 on the Twinkle label in an edition of 1000 copies with a truly great picture sleeve this highly sought after single is one of Belgiums greatest punk rock gems." -Sing Sing.

Artist: ORBITS
Title: Make The Rules/Phenomenal World
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Formed in Milwaukee, The Orbits were a mod/powerpop three-piece band whose outstanding "Make The Rules" can be heard on the 2nd volume of Powerpearls. Old bandmate (and also Shivvers drummer) Jim Richardson once qualified the combo as "Brian Jones on speed fronting The Jam". In fact, the trio was typical of the US vintage late `70s powerpop sound, as they were true garage activists drawing from the `60s legacy much more subtly than their UK contemporaries. Juvenile, disarming, devoid of all pretence or anything. Original members, bassist Scott Krueger, guitarist Breck Burns and drummer Bob Wrenn werent at the first attempt to start out a band. They played in early incarnations of The Orbits like In A Hot Coma, The Craze (which included guitarist Howie Epstein), and The Drones but their only 7" vinyl appearance was due to The Orbits. Indeed, released on the tiny label No.1, "Make The Rules" backed with smashing "Phenomenal World" were in the bins in 1980, in fact the same week than Milwaukee bandmates The Shivvers "Teen Line" 7" single. They would be remembered for their blistering sets (they covered The Jams "In The City", The Whos "So Sad About Us") but their studio counterparts were really worth a try. The Orbits sound was tight like a strong black coffee (or its chemical equivalent) but enriched with a lot of pop artifacts (clear vocals, handclaps, peals of guitar riffs, "lalala-la" background vocals). The Shivvers and The Orbits would later morph into one, keeping The Shivvers name and would include Jim Richardson, Scott Krueger, Breck Burns, guitarist Mike Pyle, and singer, songwriter, keyboardist Jill Kossoris." - Sing Sing.

Artist: PANIC
Title: 13
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Sing Sing are proud to announce the reissue of this Dutch masterpiece of punk rock from Amsterdams PANIC! Their debut release from 78 simply titled 13 is a powerful album of perfectly constructed, attitude-riddled punk numbers from start to finish. Nevermind the Sex Pistols references on the album cover, Panic arent getting their sounds from Rotten & Co. but with songs like "He Can Come" and "13," were sure they picked up a thing or two about vulgarity from those chaps. Panics sound, however, is uniquely successful and no doubt plays a part in the albums reputation amongst collectors. Twelve tracks packaged in gatefold sleeves with poster included." - Sing Sing.
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Artist: PROTEX
Title: Strange Obsessions
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Strange Obssessions has long been the holy grail of fervent record collectors worldwide. Rumors have abound that this album had been released in Holland and or that there were a small number of white label test pressings in existence but none of these claims have ever been substantiated. As far as I can ascertain, this is the first time that ten of these tracks have become commercially available anywhere. The fruits of these Chas Chandler sessions had only been previously hinted at with the bands final singles and the track All I Wanna Do Is Rock N Roll that appeared on the American only Polydor compilation album Made In Britain. For these recordings to have remained unreleased for so long is a heinous crime but thankfully one that has now been rectified by those nice people at Sing Sing Records in New York City. The title track of this release is worth the entrance fee alone. A genuine teen anthem if there ever was one. A live rendition of the song was featured in the Shellshock Rock movie but to get to hear the song recorded in a proper studio is truly a blissful experience. The production is clean and crisp and it baffles me how either the band or record company were dissatisfied with these sessions at the time. Perhaps when revisited and with the hindsight of time on their side their perspectives may have changed. The Northern Ireland punk scene of the late 1970s had its own very distinctive sound. The bands from Northern Ireland were much younger than their English counterparts and were totally devoid of pretence and trickery. The stripped down to basics ethos of punk was evident in the “Belfast” sound. It was primitive and elemental but there was a huge amount of strong melodies and good lyrics thrown into the mix too. For me this release only reinforces that view further." - Sing Sing.
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Artist: PUMPHOUSE GANG
Title: Pumphouse Gang
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Formed from the ashes of a mid-70s rock band called Horse, the founding members of Pumphouse Gang - Ricky Wreckage (vocals), Ralph Von Wau Wau (bass), SG Coolbridge (guitar) and Dread Family Man Jones (drums) were active on the fringes of the UK punk scene as early as late 1976. The band made regular trips from their base in Ryde on the Isle Of Wight to play Londons live circuit at venues like The Marquee, The Speakeasy and The Nashville, and on the same bill as acts like Generation X, Fabulous Poodles, The Lurkers and The Only Ones. This album features the best of Pumphouse Gangs material for Splash Records, including eight tracks never previously released on vinyl. Lost classics like When We Were Young, Black And White and Teenage Lament together with those now highly collectable Splash singles only emphasise how wrong the record buying public were to ignore the band back then. Perhaps this LP will go some way to righting that wrong." --James Denholm (Worthless Trash).

Artist: RAZAR
Title: Stamp Out Disco b/w Task Force (Undercover Cops)
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Brisbane in the late 70s seemed to encourage more than its share of youthful rebellion. While the Bjelke-Peterson regime didnt encourage protest, it provided lots to protest against. Punk musics do-it-yourself ethos encouraged ordinary people to take control and have their say. Police harassment, the onslaught of disco, money or the lack of it, television news sensationalism and pre-packaged teenage entertainment such as Countdown meant there was a lot to sing about. And the vibrant Brisbane music scene produced a remarkable number of you bands that, while not achieving the international fame of The Saints, made their mark on the hearts and minds of the local audience.  Razar was formed in Brisbane in 1977. The band featured vocals by seventeen year old Marty Burke, with fifteen year old Bob Wackley on bass, his eighteen year old brother Greg (Keg) Wackley on drums and sixteen year old Steve Mee on guitar. All four had known each other at school and had performed in earlier cover bands. The boys were keen musicians, and were already starting to write their own original material. With Razar, the music and the thrust hit you somewhere between Gut Central and the Pleasure Centre - you just cant help but feel great. The playings sharp as the name. Each number was like a jolt of power, the whole thing sussed for maximum effect. No sloppy intros, missed lines, fuzz out anti-climaxes. Just a two-three minute surge, then cut." -Sing Sing. "Every song we has was very fast. Out policy, our slogan at the time was YOUNG, FAST & NON-BORING" -Marty Burke.




Artist: ROCKIN HORSE
Title: Yes It Is
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"ROCKIN HORSES Yes It Is has been critically hailed as one of the true lost British power pop relics. When the late Greg Shaw (Bomp Records & Magazine) created his Voxx subsidiary, the first single he decided to reissue was Rockin Horses 1971 magnum opus single, "The Biggest Gossip in Town." Shaw declared that the single was the greatest power pop song of all time-heady stuff. The power pop sounds of Yes It Is have been favorably compared to the best of The Beatles Let it Be era and Badfingers early 1970 efforts. As an homage, the bands name was drawn from The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and the album title itself from The Beatles B-side of "Ticket to Ride." Rockin Horse was formed in 1971 by lifelong best friends JIMMY CAMPBELL (THE KIRBYS, 23RD TURNOFF) and BILLY KINSLEY (THE MERSEYBEATS, THE MERSEYS) after the end of their respective Liverpool bands had split. Joining the Liverpool core duo were hired studio guns: BOBBY FALLOON (guitar), STAN GORMAN (drums) and MICHAEL SNOW (keyboards). Having been schooled in the very same musical influences as the Fab Four, the end result is eerily similar to the sound the Beatles were creating at the end of their career during 1968-1970. The album was not an attempt to "ape" The Beatles sound, but more the end product of having grown up as contemporaries of The Beatles in Liverpool and listening to the same records and playing the same circuits . How could they not end up sounding similar? Locating a copy of the original album is close to impossible and very expensive. Now you can own one of the greatest power pop recordings of all time on vinyl with its original Hipgnosis sleeve design. - Sing Sing.
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Artist: ROLLERBALL
Title: Savage Eyes/Lay You Down
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"No, nothing to do with the "Teach Me To RocknRoll" lot, its way more important than that. This Rollerball was a pre-Elton Motello thing involving Alan Ward and Mike Butcher (Jet Staxx). Heres what Mike revealed... Rollerball was just a one off, with me on guitar, Alan on vocals and 2 studio assistants, Alex on bass and his brother Pascal on drums. Pascal also played the drums on the Jet Staxx singles. We never played a gig and I dont think we even got many radio plays."Savage Eyes" and B-side "Lay You Down", both Ward/Butcher compositions, were recorded late 1976 in their adopted home of Brussels, Belgium (the mecca of pseudo punk), with a production credited to Rollerball as a band. It seems that it was only released in Holland on CNR Records in the first half of 1977 with the Dutch copies also being distributed in Belgium.The B-side is a decent rock number with a few New York Dolls moves, but the real action is on the glorious glam/punk of "Savage Eyes". Considering who was behind this record and how great it is, its a total mystery why its remained unknown for over 30 years." - Worthless Trash.
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Artist: ROTTWEILER
Title: Im Down b/w Wanna Be Your Friend
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 Im 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." - Sing Sing. Originally from 1980.

Artist: RPMS
Title: I Dont Wanna Be Young/Loved By You
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"The RPMS, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began as a cover band playing with pickup drummers at local bars. An impromtu practice at Jill Kossoris (Shivvers) house and the introduction of her friend, drummer Rob Mccuen took the band out of the cover circuit and focused their talents on writing original material. The bands only 45 was released in November of 1980 and ranks as one of the best two siders to emerge from the incredible Milwaukee music scene of the 1980s. The single was released in a run of 500 copies on the bands own Hit-Man records and is highly sought after today as both cuts are flawless powerpop tunes." - Sing Sing.
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Artist: RUDI
Title: I Spy/Genuine Reply/Sometimes/Ripped In Two
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"After recording a track for Good Vibrations double 7" BATTLE OF THE BANDS on February 1, 1979, Rudi entered Belfasts Wizard Studios taping four songs that appeared in the last week of July on an EP which seemed about to be released by Polydor, but which finally emerged on the Good Vibrations label when the combo refused to replace Graham Marshall with a different drummer as suggested by Polydor. The Buzzcockian guitar solo of GENUINE REPLY, the chorus of RIPPED IN TWO and the John Barry-esque intro to the title-track were the platters most memorable moments. Although all four tunes were very convinving and could stay on your turntable for days." - Sing Sing.
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Artist: SCREAMING URGE
Title: Homework
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Columbus, Ohio forms the southern point of Ohios golden triangle of D.I.Y. (with Cleveland at the north, and someplace between Akron and Youngstown to the east). From these few hundred square miles emerged dozens of bands whose musical roots flow directly from the splendidly guileless art-rock of Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu-with barely a trace of Ramones, Sex Pistols or Elvis Costello... SCREAMING URGEs "Homework" is this series theme-song. They were certainly the punkiest outfit in the gloriously experimental Columbus scene at the turn of the 80s, but the thoroughly un-punk artwork on their LPs and the EP still scares off the headbangers. They played the heck out of Columbus clubs, church halls, sidewalks and a burlesque club they rented. Major label nibbles came to naught, but they left behind a cool 45 (New Age 002) and two LPs-worth of world-class DIY-punk. Drummer DAVE MANIC went on to GREAT PLAINS." - Sing Sing.

Artist: SHAMBLES
Title: Hello Baby/Held Me Spellbound
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"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 Thats 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."- Sing Sing.

Artist: SLEAZE
Title: Sleaze
Format: LP
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"1975 pre-Adverts LP from punk legend TV Smith. Originally released in an edition of only 50 copies. Printed innersleeve." - Sing Sing. "The 14th of June, 1975. It was a studio, a proper studio - just like the ones the proper bands recorded in. At least, it was the nearest Id ever been to one and now my band Sleaze, that had so far had to make do with playing support slots at local clubs and discos - as well as the occasional headline gig in local school halls - was about to record some of our songs, just like a proper band. We set up our equipment, the engineer placed the microphones and recorded a few minutes to check the sound, then we put the whole album straight onto tape, song by song, playing live with no overdubs. Two hours recording time, twenty pounds for the lot, plus another half hour for the engineers time splicing the tracks together, and the price of the two reels of tape. All in all, the Sleaze album cost the princely sum of £38.88. We went on to press up fifty copies onto vinyl, most of which we gave away to family and friends.... Id met a new girlfriend in the art department and not only did she have the same Iggy and New York Dolls records in her collection as I did, shed shown an interest in learning bass guitar and wanted me to teach her. Within a year wed moved to London together and started rehearsing a new band, shed changed her name to Gaye Advert... and the rest is history. I was no longer a solitary musical rebel pushing against a door that refused to budge. I was one of a multitude of rebels who felt the same way I did. This record is the sound of that rebellion trying to find its way, the door creaking against its hinges - a year before punk exploded, the door finally blew open and the music scene changed forever. " -TV Smith.

Artist: SODA FRAISE
Title: Ca Baigne dans LHuile/Rock n Rolls
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Cash in single led by French musician Didier Bottier and commissioned by the artistic director of the French label Pathe Marconi as both an answer to the Plastic Bertrand induced faux-punk hysteria that was sweeping France and as a marketing tool for Coca-Cola. Promotional copies of the single with an altered sleeve featuring the Coca-Cola logo exist. The mysterious Strawberry Soda disbanded after only one year leaving us this extremely sought after and truly amazing French punk two-sider."- Sing Sing.

Artist: SPELLING MISTAKES
Title: Feels So Good
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Formed in 1979 from the remnants of two bands, Get Smart and The Aliens, their line-up was Nick Hanson (vocals), Julian Hanson (drums), and Warwick Fowler (guitar). Initial bassist, Keith Bacon, was replaced early in 1980 by Nigel Russell. Released in 1980, the Feels So Good EP was well received, but problems began to mount: Fowler had acquired the habit of wearing a Nazi SS uniform on stage, which combined with the quartets pre-existing boot boy following resulted in a total ban from the Auckland club scene. Even so, the record reached number 29 in New Zealand and probably could have sold more, but the label lacked funding. They were even approached by Phonogram and asked to contribute to a solid gold type album. However, when Phonogram heard the song they immediately asked for their compilation advance cheque back! Too punk for the majors!" - Sing Sing.

Artist: STRAIGHTSHOOTER
Title: Straightshooter/Shes So Fine
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A four-piece group formed in 1976 and active in the Southampton area with a line-up of Dom ORiley (gtr), Pete Luck (v), Tony Ecclestone (b) and Mike ORiley (d). In 1977 Straightshooter joined the local heat of the Melody Maker-sponsored Rock & Folk Contest, but their Punk/Powerpop set witht he occasional Hard Rock overtones failed to impress the jury. Recorded at Airport Studios on April 20, 1979, the combos one and only vinyl output was co-produced by sound engineer G. Dewhurst and privately issued in an edition of 500 copies through the SRT pressing service in the second half of July. The two self-penned songs are remarkable efforts and justify the collectors status reached by the 7", with the B-side, a melodic but energetic Powerpopper entitled SHES SO FINE, as the stand out cut." - 45 Revolutions.

Artist: TINOPENERS
Title: Set Me Free/Im Not Your Type
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Tinopeners were an Irish punk band formed in May of ‘77 to perform at their high schools battle of the bands. Soon after, they began playing out, recorded a few rough demos at a local music store and sent them to George Doherty of Rip Off Records. The demos were well received and Rip Off put them in George Temple Patrick Studios to record a single which would be produced by Clive Culbertson. Afterwards, Culbertson brought the tape to London and LOGO Records offered to distribute the single. The singles two tracks sit more on the pop side of punk and contain some super catchy lyrics. Thus, the single was fairly successful; selling upwards to 3000 copies, but by 1981, the skinhead scene was growing in Northern Ireland, creating a social tension that would ultimately lead to the bands end. A second single was recorded but never released." - Sing Sing.

Artist: VOICE OF PUPPETS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Sing Sing
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Hailing from Newcastle, Voice Of The Puppets – Russell McDonald (b), Steve Stesh Millar (gtr/v), Chris Welton (k) and Stapps (d) – began playing together in 1978 and one year later recorded these two tracks at Impulse Sound Studios, Wallsend.  A self-produced and self-financed single surfaced in mid-1980, by which time Voice Of The Puppets were reduced to a trio following Chris Weltons departure. The 250 copies pressed were all housed in a nice poster-sleeve featuring a cartoon history of the band drawn by Chris Welton. The two songs have their roots firmly in 1977 melodic Punk and are worth a spin with their infectious mix of Buzzcockian guitars and TVPs-like vocals. The combo had already split by 1981 with all members quitting music altogether. Steve Millar would sadly commit suicide in 2002." - 45 Revolutions.

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