I was checking up lately some old stuff and came to this great band and single. The Boyfriends from New York had some great power pop blood running through their veins (The Poppees) and as a result of this, some more great tunes! This Bomp seven inch has a special place among my favorites for what is known to this day as 'powerpop'. The reason why is not that difficult for someone to imagine it when the needle make its dive. Cause both tracks are some great examples of raw pop & roll jewels with a heavy Heartbreakers influence upon them. And on "I don't want nobody" exists this great Stooges drum beat ruffle ("No Fun" obviously) - elevating the song in the 'irresistible' heights of sentiments! As far as I know they had another one on Signal (1981, "Wrapped Up in a Dream" / "Same Old Song") which was equally good but clearly in more pop oriented paths. But this...WOW! Imagine Johnny Thunders' gang with all their girly pop influences up front and you're in. No wonder really why the Ramones chose to cover an unrecorded gem of theirs for the 'Subterranean Jungle' ("I Need Your Love"). Joey was nuts about pop vignettes like these, and so am I !!!
Hi there! Happy New Year to everyone!
Hope this year be better than the previous but the chances so far are not with our side (at least here in Greece). We got our families, our friends, our books, our rock & roll , quite a lot if you think to all have a happy life, so fuck the rest.
Mmmm, I noticed many of you guys and gals want some re-ups. Even though I said I'm not going to do it, I will. It's not that easy cause my spare time is limited but in the next few days a first "package" hopefully gonna take place in the 'clouds'.
The limited spare time as well has halted all WAX confections for a while, cause JP just like me had too much things to take care, but hey, we're not giving up. And we are going to hit quite soon hopefully with two 'releases', an EP at first (for the first time in WAX's history) with the true-born survived material of a legendary record and a GREAT live tape our friend Steve handed us, a huge surprise for all the friends of real rock & roll, just be patient!
So, to our subject I was always a big Real Kids fanatic. But I never understood the reason why most people don't equal in quality matters the early 80s works of the band with the CLASSIC debut? I mean, sorry, but "Senseless" and "She" and "Can't Talk to that Girl" are among my fave rock & roll or power pop (you know, raw rock & roll with la-la-las as my buddy Vex used to say) tunes ever! 1999 Norton's compilation offers in one package these brilliant songs. The Taxi Boys side project on the legendary Bomp label that lead to reformation and the "Outta Place" second LP (produced by Andy Paley!!!) are here in all their garage-punk-pop furious glory! For my money only the Boys (UK) can match Real Kids' chop.
PS: Real Kids photo that used here as front sleeve it's one of the best ever captured on camera, I LOVE IT!
The Hollywood Refugees - Live At Flick, 24th April 1985
Anyone's sitting on the legendary Birmingham’s glam punk outfit tape and wanna share it? Interested in any Hollywood Refugees material, actually... Thanks in advance!
Desperately Wanted!!! The Wylde Mammoths – "They Walk They Talk They Crawl Like Reptiles "
Anyone's sitting on the (quite possibly) Mammoths' demo tape and wanna share it with me? According to Discogs, this is the one that led Tim Warren sign them! Recorded in 1986 in Peter Maniette's basement in a Beovox reel to reel and later dumped to porta studio (cassette). I'll kill for this Nugget!!! Thanx.
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THE MISSING SOULS - "THE MISSING SOULS" LP
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JOHNNY THUNDERS - "So Alone [Exclusive European 40th Anniversary Edition]"
***CLICK IMAGE TO BUY*** "Johnny Thunders’ career-peak album ‘SO ALONE’ which Johnny years later acknowledged was “the best record I ever made”. It spawned his most popular single ‘YOU CAN’T PUT YOUR ARMS ROUND A MEMORY’ which featured prominently in the award winning HBO TV series ‘The Sopranos’ and Scorsese’s film ‘BRING OUT THE DEAD’. It’s an unmissable all-time classic. It’s essential, it’s limited, it’s Johnny Thunders at the peak of his powers."
MORE FUN - "Teenage Sensation! The Best Of More Fun"
CLICK IMAGE TO BUY "Even better, we could say that whatever Bomp!’s Greg Shaw would call power pop, that’s power pop. But no matter how you interpret this genre, More Fun definitely fits the bill."
VARIOUS ARTISTS - "It's Happening Volumes 1-10" (LPs, Cheers Records - 2000-08)
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* The Great Rock & Roll Survey - the 1980s (Book by Rev. Joe Longone) * Freddy Lynxx's Johnny Thunders Fanzines (any issue) * Courageous Cat Club - JTFC Tokyo (Japanese) Johnny Thunders Fanzines (2 issues)
* Kevin K's ThunderPop Fanzine #1 (with or without "Palm Trees & Humidity" CD - better with...)
White Trash Soul Hero: Jerry Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011)
...on Bob Dylan: “A sloppy, white motherfucker with no rhythm” and what bothers him most about Dylan: “His father was a pharmacist.” I don’t know, Jerry. What the fuck does that mean? “What does it mean? Doesn't that just say it all?" R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
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