Category Archives: New Wave

(January 26, 2019): Testors – Together

From the 1980 single, Together / Time Is Mine – 7″ 45rpm (Drive In Music – BOP-1). The Testors, led by Sonny Vincent, were a staple of CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City in the late 1970s. This single is their … Continue reading

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(January 24, 2018): Indians In Moscow – Indians In Moscow

From the 1983 12″ EP, Big Wheel.  “Naughty Miranda” is the tune best known by this band; the original incarnation of which only lasted until the release of their first LP in 1984 (which also included today’s song).

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(October 7, 2017): Eddie + The Hot Rods – Teenage Depression

From the 1976 UK single, Teenage Depression / Shake.  With Dave Higgs writing songs, the first iteration of Eddie & The Hot Rods was at the intersection of pub rock (think Dr. Feelgood) and the emergence of punk (think the … Continue reading

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(March 31, 2017): Aztec Camera – Good Morning Britain

From the 1990 album, Stray. Thinking about Brexit this morning. Mick Jones is obviously providing the pipes here. Other guests including Paul Carrack and Mickey Gallagher.

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(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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(October 6, 2016): Food and Money – Ignorance is Cool …

From a 1982 collection of unreleased tunes known as, No Loafers.  It would be a perfect title for so many involved in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign if ignorance in a President were cool.  Pro tip – it’s not.  Food and Money … Continue reading

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(March 9, 2016) – Thrash! – Time Will Tell

From the 1982 Statik compilation album, Your Secret’s Safe With Us …   This double LP collected specially recorded performance by 18 northern UK bands.  Almost none of these bands (other than The Chameleons and Indians in Moscow) released anything further … Continue reading

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