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Alternative archives August 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fun Boy Three - 1999 [1982] - Fame [192k]

Fun Boy Three debut album by the band of the same name, consisting of three ex-members of The Specials.
It was released in 1982. In 1999 it was re-released as Fame
Allmusic; Besides a new title and a reshuffled song order, this EMI CD reissue of Fun Boy Three's eponymous 1982 debut stays true to the original. And if this gives a new crop of listeners a chance to hear one of the most incredible and distinct releases of the '80s, then this is very good thing. While extra tracks certainly would have been nice, the now digitally enhanced album sides should still enthrall even the most crusty of FB3 veterans. Some fine guest spots by Bananarama aside, song highlights include such Halloween-issue, Afro-percussion classics as "Faith, Hope, and Charity," "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)," and "The Telephone Always Rings." Combining eerie harmonies, primitive drum beats, and minimalist production — not to mention Terry Hall 's wistful wail and Neville Staples’ ganja-infused drone — FB3 created a timeless album amongst the frost and shine of new wave’s ascendancy

Track list;
01 - Sanctuary
02 - Way On Down
03 - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
04 - Life In General (Lewe In Algemeen)
05 - Faith, Hope And Charity
06 - Funrama 2
07 - Best Of Luck Mate
08 - T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)
09 - The Telephone Alwats Rings
10 - I Don't Believe It
11 - Alone


Style; New Wave

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Buggles - 1981 - Adventures In Modern Recording [200+vbr]

On request
It wasn't surprising that the Buggles' second release, Adventures in Modern Recording, didn't meet the expectations that 1980's internationally successful The Age of Plastic set. Both Horn
and Downes had been working on several outside projects, including Yes' 1980 release Drama, which severely limited their time, and for the most part, Adventures was a Trevor Horn solo project; Geoff Downes only appears on three tracks. However, many of the criticisms leveled against this outing were unfounded and there is still much to like [Allmusic]
This is a CD release with 2 bonus tracks

Track list;
01. Adventures In Modern Recording
02. Beatnik
03. Vermilion Sands
04. I Am A Camera
05. On TV
06. Inner City
07. Lenny
08. Rainbow Warrior
09. Adventures In Modern Recording (Reprise)
10. Fade Away
11. Blue Nylon


Style; New Wave, Synth. Pop

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kim Wilde - 1981 - Kim Wilde [192k]

No doubt many have heard Kim Wilde searching for the beat with "Kids in America," but know now that she finds it, thus the rest of this sterling debut comes dangerously close in quality to that killer kickoff. The second cut, "Water on Glass," follows the sound from the wild streets to Wilde's brain, maintaining a high level of exuberant class. Weird staccato runs down the streets of "Our Town," while "Everything We Know" chills into an icy groove. Wilde only wants to be free in "Young Heroes," and by side two's single, "Chequered Love," she gives permission to touch her and do anything (surprising, considering her pro-pop dad and brother wrote the whole LP). Hard guitars and xylophones get physical, until horns and ska skip into "2-6-5-8-0"; by this point in the record, Wilde can pull off anything she wants, and ends up sounding like a No Doubt B-side. "You'll Never Be So Wrong" mellows the turgid tempo but not the precise passion, and she just plain gets upset in "Falling Out." From the womb to the end of "Tuning in Turning On," Kim Wilde is one excellent inaugural, one excellent chapter in the evolution of Hi-NRG, and one excellent slab everyone should own. [Allmusic]
My favourite song of this album is track 06 - Chequered Love

Track list;
01 - Water on Glass
02 - Our Town
03 - Everything We Know
04 - Young Heroes
05 - Kids in America
06 - Chequered Love
07 - 2-6-5-8-0
08 - You'll Never Be So Wrong
09 - Falling Out
10 - Tuning in Tuning On


Style; New Wave, Pop-Rock

Friday, August 24, 2007

Plastic Bertrand - 1978 - Plastic Bertrand An 1 [192k]

Plastic Bertrand (real name Roger Jouret) was born on 24 February 1958 in Brussels, Belgium. He had a massive hit in 1977 with "Ca Plane Pour Moi" and probably remains one of the most famous Belgians to this date even though he has now disappeared into obscurity.
He started out as a drummer in a band called the 'Bisons'. Later, while at college in 1976-77, Roger began working at a record shop to earn some extra cash. At the same time he formed the band 'Hubble Bubble' which was a very early take on Punk Rock. Although this was not what you would call a successful band, one of the final gigs caught the eye of record producer Lou Derijk.
From October 1977 onwards, Roger called himself Plastic Bertrand and was having worldwide success with his single "Ca Plane Pour Moi" (the second ever French language single in the Billboard Top 100, where it climbed up to number 39).
By 1978, Plastic was a star with a sex, drugs and rock n' roll lifestyle. In a Cannes hotel he set fire to the curtains and in a New York establishment he broke everything in his room with an axe, before throwing it all out the window. In 1979 he also had a minor hit with "Tout petit la planète".

Track list;
01 - Le petit tortillard
02 - Bambino
03 - Naif song
04 - Ca plane pour moi
05 - Sha la la la lee
06 - Pognon pognon
07 - Dance dance
08 -
09 - Pogo pogo
10 - Wha ! wha !
11 - Solo naif song


Style; New Wave/Punk

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bow Wow Wow - 1980 - Your Cassette Pet EP [192k]

One of the New Wave bands I did like very much was Bow Wow Wow
Specially because of Annabella Lwin… WOW…
Bow Wow Wow was a quartet organized by U.K. manager Malcolm McLaren (best known as the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols) at the start of the '80s

Track list;
01 - Louis Quatorze
02 - Gold He Said
03 - Fools Rush In
04 - Giant Sized Baby Thing
05 - I Want My Baby On Mars
06 - Uomo Sex Al Apache
07 - Sexy Eiffel Towers
08 - Radio G-String


I made a new Bow Wow Wow post [25-6-2008] on; Frisian’s Other Favorites
[link goes straight to the Bow Wow Wow Post] over there you can find 5 albums, 1 bootleg and 5 videos

Style; New Wave

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Buggles - 1979 - The Age of Plastic [192k]

As the answer to the trivia question "What was the first act ever played on MTV?," the Buggles assured their place in pop music history. Vocalist and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes formed the electro-pop duo in England in 1979 after meeting two years prior as session musicians. Their first single, "Video Killed the Radio Star," hit number one in the U.K. in late 1979; when MTV went on the air in 1981, the prophetically-titled record's video was the first ever broadcast on the fledgling cable network

This is a CD rip with was released in 2006 and has some bonus tracks

Track list;
Buggles - 01 - Plastic Age
Buggles - 02 - Video Killed The Radio Star
Buggles - 03 - Kid Dynamo
Buggles - 04 - I Love You (Miss Robot)
Buggles - 05 - Clean Clean
Buggles - 06 - Elstree
Buggles - 07 - Astroboy (And The Proles On Parade)
Buggles - 08 - Johnny On The Monorail
Buggles - 09 - Island
Buggles - 10 - Technopop
Buggles - 11 - Johnny On The Monorail (A Very Different Version)


Style; New Wave, Synth. Pop

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Nina Hagen - 1979 - Unbehagen [192k]

On request

Track list;
01.African Reggae
03.Wir Leben Immer ... Noch
04.Wenn Ich Ein Junge Wär (Live)
05.Herrmann Hiess Er
06.Auf'm Rummel
07.Wau Wau
08.Fall In Love Mit Mir
09.No Way


Style; Punk

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dexy's Midnight Runners; 1982 Too-Rye-Ay & 2002 Don't Stand Me Down

Another post of Dexy's Midnight Runners for information on the band; read more
In this post you’ll find 2 albums, both @192k
Why 2? Because the first one was in total 105 MB and needs 2 downloads, so 2 downloads give you now 2 albums, to be clear you need both to complete the album Too-Rye-Ay.
In first post of Dexy's Midnight Runners there was a request for the album Don't Stand Me Down, you’ll find that one in the second download, so if you are only interested in the album 2002 - Don't Stand Me Down you’ll only need the second download…

About Don't Stand Me Down, The Director's Cut, I don’t have cd2 with the 3 video’s, sorry for that..

Track list Too-Rye-Ay [mastered version from 1996];
Too-Rye-Ay - 01 - The Celtic Soul Brothers
Too-Rye-Ay - 02 - Let's Make This Precious
Too-Rye-Ay - 03 - All In All
Too-Rye-Ay - 04 - Jackie Wilson Said
Too-Rye-Ay - 05 - Old
Too-Rye-Ay - 06 - Plan B
Too-Rye-Ay - 07 - I'll Show You
Too-Rye-Ay - 08 - Liars A To E
Too-Rye-Ay - 09 - Until I Believe In My Soul
Too-Rye-Ay - 10 - Come On Eileen
Too-Rye-Ay - 11 - The Celtic Soul Brothers
Too-Rye-Ay - 12 - Jackie Wilson Said (Live)
Too-Rye-Ay - 13 - Come On Eileen (Live)
Too-Rye-Ay - 14 - Marguerita Time
Too-Rye-Ay - 15 - Respect (Live)
Too-Rye-Ay - 16 - Dubious
Too-Rye-Ay - 17 - Love Part 2
Too-Rye-Ay - 18 - T.S.O.P.

Track list Don't Stand Me Down, The Director's Cut;
Don't Stand Me Down - 01 - Kevin Rowlands 13th Time
Don't Stand Me Down - 02 - The Occasional Flicker
Don't Stand Me Down - 03 - This Is What She's Like
Don't Stand Me Down - 04 - My National Pride
Don't Stand Me Down - 05 - One Of Those Things
Don't Stand Me Down - 06 - Reminisce (Part Two)
Don't Stand Me Down - 07 - I Love You (Listen To This)
Don't Stand Me Down - 08 - The Waltz

Link 1

Link 2

Style; New Wave

Friday, August 17, 2007

Nina Hagen - 1978 - Nina Hagen Band [256k]

Nina Hagen, the mother of punk…
In East Germany, she performed with the band Automobil, becoming one of the country's best-known young stars. Her most famous song from the early part of her career was "Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen" (You Forgot the Color Film) in 1974. However, her musical career in East Germany was cut short when she and her mother left the country in 1976, following the expulsion of her stepfather Wolf Biermann. Read more
My favorite song of this album is 03 - Unbeschreiblich weiblich

Track list;
01 - TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)
02 - Rangehn
03 - Unbeschreiblich weiblich
04 - Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo
05 - Naturträne
06 - Superboy
07 - Heiss
08 - Fisch im Wasser
09 - Auf'm Friedhof
10 - Der Spinner
11 - Pank


Style; Punk

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Vagtazo Halottkemek - Orias Ter (Giant Space)! (2000)

Here's another one by these Hungarian wierdos. This one might be live, or have some live cuts on it? Who knows. Less bludgeoning than the previous VHK album I posted, but if possible, even more galloping.

Classix Nouveaux - 1983 – Secret [320vbr]

Classix Nouveaux was one of the first new romantic acts in England. Although Classix Nouveaux's more guitar-heavy sound separated them from the mostly synthetic rhythms of Japan and Ultravox, the group's appetite for stylish fashion and danceable keyboards had them quickly associated with the new romantic movement. [Allmusic]
My favourite track of this album; 03 - The heart from the start

Track list;
01 - All around the world
02 - Manitou
03 - The heart from the start
04 - Fire inside
05 - Forever and a day
06 - Never never comes
07 - The unloved
08 - When they all have gone
09 - No other way


Style; New Wave, New Romantic

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Blondie - 1978 - Plastic Letters [192k]

Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the much-vaunted punk/new wave movement of the late '70s. The group was formed in New York City in August 1974.
Best song of the album is track 02. Denis

Track list;
01. Fan mail
02. Denis
03. Bermuda triangle blues (flight 45)
04. Youth nabbed as sniper
05. Contact in red square
06. (I'm always touched by your) presence dear
07. I'm on e
08. I didn't have the nerve to say no
09. Love at the pier
10. No immagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious lip


Deborah Harry
Chris Stein
Clem Burke
Jimmy Destri
Nigel Harrison
Leigh Foxx
Paul Carbonara
Kevin Patrick

Style; New Wave, Punk

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Vagtazo Halottkemek - Jumping Out The World-Instinct (1991)

Known to the English-speaking world as the Galloping Coroners, this is some seriously bludgeoning avant-noise psych-punk from Hungary. The singer never stops wailing and bellowing futilely into a wall of dark plate reverb, and the distorted/chorus effect on the guitars is stolen straight from Fields of the Nephilim- although in this context there's none of that precise and repetitive gotharpeggiation... just thick chords and post-Sonny Sharrock axe-skronk of doom. The long crazy echo-chamber industrial whistle(?) and tribal drums freakout doesn't help lighten the mood, either.
Get it HERE.
A longer, comprehensive review of the album can be found HERE.

Guerre Froide - Guerre Froide & Archives

Superb 80's French New Wave
Highly Recommended !!!

Guerre Froide - Guerre Froide

Ersatz (4:44)
Demain Berlin (3:42)
Mauve (3:28)
Peine Perdue (2:45)

Guerre Froide - Archives

La chanson d'Ian
Eva (Berlin 81)
Sans ultimes sens multiples
Berlin demain
Gloria Victis
Flashbacks futurs

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

V.A. - Storming The Citadel Vols 1 & 2 (2x10")

Storming The Citadel
Vol. 1
10" FRA Divine Rites DR02 1998

Jack and The Beanstalk Slave Girl (
Lime Spiders)
Challenger 7 Move A Little Closer
(Screaming Tribesmen)
Hunchbacks Virginia (Bamboos)
Sheek the Shayk and his Royal Camels Liquor Fit (Lipstick Killers)
Mother Jones Sad TV (The Visitors)
Tension A Legacy Of Morons (Trilobites)
Indignation Sister's Life (Porcelain Bus)

Storming The Citadel Vol. 2
10" FRA Divine Rites DR03 1998

Panadolls Voodoo Slaves
Pyramidiacs Don't Talk About Us (Someloves)
Backsliders Savage (Fun Things)
Louis Tillett and Charlie Owen Headin' South (New Christs)
Asteroid B-612 Mirror Blues/Final Solution (Died Pretty)

"Despite the unusual heritage of this album - a French fan of Australian indie music organised Sydney bands to cover early Sydney indie tunes over the internet - the result is fantastic.
A meld of the past and the present, you've got tracks by The Died Pretty, New Christs, Lime Spiders and others covered by Asteroid B-612, Mother Jones and The Backsliders (among others), most produced by Radio Birdman frontman Rob Younger.
For anyone who remembers the originals this is an incredible trip down memory lane - you will, for example, be amazed just how clearly the lyrics of the Lime Spiders' Slave Girl come back.
It's hard to pick highlights out of such a good line-up, but Louis Tillet and Charlie Owen's version of the New Christs' Headin' South is suitably dark, while Asteroid B612 do things to Mirror Blues you can guarantee Died Pretty never imagined.
Available only on vinyl and only through the 'Net, try"
Scott Ellis - Daily Telegraph - Sydney - 23.4.98

"How many readers out there don't have at least one record on the Citadel label in their collection ? The Screaming Tribesmen, the Lime Spiders, the Trilobites ? Hell, the New Christs, Deniz Tek and Died Pretty are still releasing records on Citadel. Since it's inception in the early 80's, Citadel has released some of the hippest rock'n'roll around, and all with a distinct Australian flavour. "Storming the Citadel" sees a dozen bands paying tribute to this influencial label, each covering a well known tune wich has come out on Citadel over the years. Plenty of highlights too, and not just Detroit guitar freaks. Louis Tillett & Charlie Owen deliver a sombre version of the New Christs 'Headin' South', rich in emotion and stark quality. Asteroid B-612 pull off a stunning take of Died Pretty's epic "Mirror Blues", rock solid as ever and complimented by the judicious use of organ. Sydney's underrated Hunchbacks surprise with a bittersweet twang on "Virginia", a likeable romp through the old Bamboos chestnut. Rock action ? Sheek the Shayk & his Royal Camels kick out the jams on the Lipstick Killers "Liquor Fit", and Mother Jones deliver a spot-on rendition od the Visitors "Sad TV". The songs on "Storming The Citadel" have been approached with a new freshness and dynamics, making them all more or less irresistible tunes in their own right. "Storming the Citadel" again confirms that great guitar rock'n'roll is alive and well in Australia. Out now on double 10" vinyl by mail order only."
Col Gray - Vicious Kitten #8 - Sept 98

More Reviews Here :

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mekanik Kommando - 1982 - Snake is Queen

Pain in Eden
Attraction of Light
Passing Clouds
Entangled by Colours
Thin Ice
Shake is Queen/Endless

Qonquer the World

Mekanik Kommando - Snake is Queen
(Wereldrekord, Dutch, 1982)

Pre- Use of Ashes obscure psychedelic synth-driven
New Wave outfit.

bass/vox: Peter van Vliet
bass/ vox: Lasika Panyigay
synthesizer: Simon van Vliet
percussion: Mirjam van Hout

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Dexy's Midnight Runners - 1980 - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

The Dexy's were formed in 1978 by singer/guitarist/songwriter Kevin Rowland and singer/guitarist Kevin “Al” Archer (who changed his first name to avoid confusion).
Dexy's Midnight Runners are best known in America as one of New Wave's ultimate one-hit wonders, thanks to their 1982 number-one hit "Come on Eileen"
[from their album 1982 - Too-Rye-Ay]
Best song of the album is track 05 - Geno

Track list;
01 - Burn It Down
02 - Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
03 - The Teams That Meet In Caffs
04 - I'm Just Looking
05 - Geno
06 - Seven Days Too Long
07 - I Couldn't Help If I Tried
08 - Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply
09 - Keep It
10 - Love Part One
11 - There, There, My Dear


Style; New Wave, Post-Punk

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Undertakers - 13 Savage Garage-Punk Rippers

The Undertakers - 13 Savage Garage-Punk Rippers
2001 (No Brains Records) Netherlands

track list:
1- Time Machine
2- Born In A Graveyard
3- You'll Be Mine
4- Re-explore Your Mind
5- Mortician's Stomp
6- Lookout
7- Keep On Runnin
8- Sheila
9- I Tried
10- 99th Floor
11- One Stop Closer
12- Tales From The Crypt
13- Waiting

An unreleased recording from '91 by four Eugene, Oregon lads. The title pretty much says it all. 60's stlye punk like the best Miracle Workers stuff. This is Kevin's pre-Spider Babies band.

An explosion of Vox guitars, Fuzz Farfisa and a heavy dose of post-mortem sexual frustration ! 13 Savage Garage-Punk Rippers from haunted R'n'B pounders to girl-done-me-wrong punk stompers!!!!

These recordings date back to 1991. That was a black hole era for things that sounded like this...ESPECIALLY for freaky and creepy Fuzzed out Farifisa and Voxx shattering's that this band made. "The Sixties Return" movement of the mid 80's didn't do much other than give the Grateful Dead it's only ever chart hit and 95% of the bands that were attempting the sound had more in common with the Beatles and the Byrds than the Sonics and the Stones. This was recorded during the days of grunge and this is alot sounds more bitter and splattery. An unadulterated footslog of dirty noise and liquid lights. A member or two went on to form the Spider Babies and this was recorded by Fred Cole.
~dm from

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Bananarama - 1983 - Deep Sea Skiving [320k]

The most successful British girl group in pop history, Bananarama formed in London in late 1981. Drawing equal inspiration for their name from the children's television program The Banana Splits and the Roxy Music song “Pyjamarama”
Best song of the album is track 04 Really Saying Something

Track list;
01 Shy Boy
02 Doctor Love
03 What a Shambles
04 Really Saying Something
05 Cheers Then
06 Aie a Mwana
07 Young At Heart
08 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
09 Hey Young London
10 Boy Trouble
11 Wish You Were Here


Siobhan Fahey
Sarah Elizabeth Dallin
Jacquie O’Sullivan
Keren Woodward

Style; New Wave, Dance-Pop

Saturday, August 4, 2007

E - 1993 - Broken Toy Shop

E - 1993 - Broken Toy Shop

01. Shine It All On
02. Standing At The Gate
03. The Only Thing I Care About
04. Manchester Girl
05. L.a. River
06. A Most Unpleasant Man
07. Mass
08. Tomorrow I’ll Be Nine
09. The Day I Wrote You Off
10. Someone To Break The Spell
11. She Loves A Puppet
12. My Old Raincoat
13. Permanent Broken Heart
14. Eight Lives Left

E Broken Toy Shop (Polydor/PLG)
The clever, self-reliant popster with the shortest handle in showbiz cooks up more smartly produced, shamelessly infectious ditties about the dark side of love. Echoes of Todd Rundgren, ELO, and the Liverpool connection could have added up to calculated pillaging. Instead-thanks to E's crafty twists of genre-you get the purest of pedigreed pop.
~Josef Woodard

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Thanks Jim Kosmicki for this one !!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Ziggy Was - 1997 - Unicorn Pan

Greek post grunge group

I think someone asked for this one , but I can't remember much...

Anyway, definetely worth listening album
by fans of 90's alternative rock

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

V.A. - Viva Los Angeles (volume 1)

Months ago Rainy Day Sponge (here in Lost-In-Tyme) posted Viva Los Angeles volume II compilation. Now it is time for the very rare first volume. This compilation was the corner stone of LA post punk scene. Very rare in our days, it was released by the Italian Viva label and was the label's first release. It covers a period of about 5 years (1980-1985) whereas the second volume covers the second period of the scene (1986-1989).

Get It Here :
RapidShare Link : V.A._-_Viva_Los_Angeles_1986.rar
SendSpace Link :

Rainy Day Sponge has also posted a lot of LA post punk stuff.
Very interesting was the Paniolo post in which you can enjoy a dialogue between Jackson Del Ray and Jeff (Long or Brenneman, who are you Jeff?), both members of 17 Pygmies.

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Honeymoon Killers - Les Tueurs De La Lune De Miel (1981)

Avant-garde Belgian new wave helmed by Marc Hollander (Cos, Aksak Maboul). Inimitable Francophonic cutesy-ness experimentalism merged with occasional post-punk moodiness and cheerful (synth)pop moves. The end result almost sounds like this could be a Japanese band, except for the French vocals. Often catchy enough to get you bouncing around in your seat, and never dull. Every song a gem!!!

Get it HERE.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Laughing Hands - Ledge (1980) + Dog Photos (1981)

Quiet, subtle, sometimes creepy, sometimes relaxing metallic/percussive industrial soundscapes by this Australian experimental group. Reminiscent of NWW at their most gentle and restrained.

Get part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE.

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