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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Mandates - "In The Back Of Your Heart" LP


The Mandates is a fabulous Calgary based rock'n'roll outfit including BRADY: guitar, vocals/ MATT: guitar, vocals /JIMMY - bass /WARREN - drums. 



Fast rhythms and sweet melodies is what defines the electrified pop/punk/glam of the quartet that has come up with its Sophomore full length effort, "In The Back Of Your Heart" a while ago on TAKEN BY SURPRISE records. 




On their new album, The Mandates blast through 11 new tracks of fresh-sounding, exhuberant rock and roll that sounds like it's being played for the fun of it. 

From the first chords of the opening track "Something Wrong" till the last notes of "I got my eyes (in the back of your mind)" it is obvious that the endlessly gigging has made the band tighter than ever and The Mandates have become an unstoppable rock and roll machine churning out an impressive collection of instant hits that will appeal to every fan of The Exploding Hearts, The Dead Boys, The Ramones or The Boys!




Purchase it HERE: - http://www.takenbysurprise.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=1778



or HERE : http://mandates.bandcamp.com/music

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Motors - Approved By The Motors


The Motors - Approved By The Motors
In Wav - Scans are included

Airport  
Mammma Rock'n Roller  
Forget About You  
Do You Mind  
You Beat The Hell Outta Me  
Breathless  
Soul Redeemer  
Dreaming Your Life Away  
Sensation  
Today

The Motors debuted in early 1977 with Garvey, McMaster, guitarist Rob Hendry, and drummer Ricky Slaughter, but Hendry was soon replaced by Bram Tchaikovsky later in 1977. The Motors made 2 well-received albums with this lineup, 1 (1977) and Approved by The Motors (1978), and had some chart success in the UK with the singles 'Dancing the Night Away', 'Airport', 'Forget About You', before Bram Tchaikovsky left to go solo later in 1978, with Slaughter also leaving soon after. Bassist Martin Ace and drummer Terry Williams (both formerly of Man, and Williams also from Rockpile) were brought in as replacements and The Motors continued, releasing The Tenement Steps in 1980. But the group disbanded for good by 1982.

http://netkups.com/?d=15c0ab5d98ed6






Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY - THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING


BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY - THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
In Flac - Scans are included

1 Let's Dance  
2 Mr. President  
3 Missfortune  
4 Hollywood Nightmare  
5 Pressure  
6 The Russians Are Coming  
7 Heartache  
8 Letter From The U.S.A.  
9 Can't Give You Reasons  
10 Jeux Sans Frontires (Game With No Rules)  
11 New York Paranoia

Due to the cold war of the time, the original title had to be changed to "Pressure" when it was released in the USA. The track list was also modified and a new artwork elaborated.  Production wise, this record is better that "Strange Man, Changed Man", unfortunately as far as the songwriting is concerned, it's a bit of a disappointment though. Got this a while back from PPC, so all the credit goes to Angelo.

http://netkups.com/?d=5f191ced267c5




Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Vikings - The Best Head Ever


The Vikings - The Best Head Ever
In Wav - Scans are included

1-1 Rock All
1-2 Surrender
1-3 Savage
1-4 Just Head
1-5 My Friend's Little Sister
1-6 No Limp Dick
1-7 Let Her Dance
1-8 Cool To Rock
1-9 Four Eyes
1-10 Let's Go
1-11 Push & Stomp
1-12 5, 4, 3, 2 Baby You're The One
1-13 Bad To Be Good
1-14 Summer Of Hate
1-15 Tonight
1-16 The Fly
1-17 Stop It
1-18 Hard Knox High
1-19 Strikeout King
1-20 First Time
1-21 High Time
1-22 Good Head
1-23 Next Big Thing
1-24 Wannamaker

The Vikings "Live Head"
2-1 Savage
2-2 Hosebag
2-3 Next Big Thing
2-4 Rock All
2-5 High Time
2-6 Good Head
2-7 Tonight
2-8 My Friend's Little Sister
2-9 Surrender
2-10 No Limp Dick
2-11 First Time

THE VIKINGS featured Crazy Stevie Baise (THE DEVIL DOGS) vocals/bass, Knut "Euroboy" Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) lead guitar, Thomas "Happy Tom" Seltzer (TURBONEGRO) drums, & Morten Henrikson (THE YUM YUMS) vocals/ guitar. They released one of the greatest LP's of the 1990's, "Go Berserk", plus 2 singles, & 1 e.p. This remastered 2-disc set collects all their releases plus an incredibly rare live show on disc 2. THE VIKINGS only played live maybe a dozen times! THE VIKINGS do it all! Everything from the power-pop boldness of "Tonight", the raunch of "Rock All", to the crudeness of "Savage".

https://mega.co.nz/#!v4cyxaKQ!VpW_5Wm4-ejaUWb4O2bNxO_574xBWxXPN8Jt8Zm0iJE

Special thanks to Joey R.A. Mone for this rocking contribution.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Motors - 1


The Motors - 1
In WAV - Scans are included

1. Dancing The Night Away
2. Freeze
3. Cold Love
4. Phoney Heaven
5. Bring In The Morning Light
6. Emergency
7. Whiskey And Wine
8. Summertime (Is Calling)
9. Be What You Gotta Be (Bonus Track)
10. Dancing The Night Away (7" Version)
11. You Beat The Hell Out Of Me (7" Single Version)
12. Cold Love (Usa 7" Remix)

Formed from the ashes of Pub Rock stalwarts Ducks Deluxe, The Motors were one of those bands very difficult to classify – not Punk, too heavy for New Wave too pop for Heavy Metal, too loud for pop and too ugly to be pop stars! Whatever the tag they wrote some great songs and scored some chart hits in the process not least with the Top Ten "Airport” and the Top 20 "Forget About You”. "You Beat The Hell Out Of Me” was a great stomper and "Be What You Got To Be” gave more than a nod to the Punk explosion of the day. Strong, well crafted and well played SONGS!

http://netkups.com/?d=535577d1805e5

James Leg - Below The Belt out on September 4th via Alive Naturalsound Records.


John Wesley Myers, aka James Leg, is not exactly your average singer. As a matter of fact, he likes to describe himself as a "growler, a shouter, a composer, and a Fender Rhodes finger-fucker". 


The son of a Texas preacher, raised in the South on gospel music, James Leg (Black Diamond Heavies, The Immortal Lee County Killers, Cut In The Hill Gang) has cut his sophomore solo album , the aptly titled "Below The Belt", at Masonic Sounds Studio in Dayton, Kentucky. The album was mixed by renowned producer/engineer Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit.

The album opens with "Dirty South" a mean rocker driven by a menacing organ riff. "Casa de Fuego" is a great follow up with mariachi like horns and its tequila flavoured atmosphere."Up Above My Head" is a soulful gospel rendition of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's song.


And this track, more than any other, makes you wonder if Leg's music greatly reflects his torments being torn apart between his religious upbringing and the "devil's music" (i.e. rock'n'roll) he is now playing and preaching to the masses.

The devil's music is still ALIVE and James leg is its ultimate preacher. The one who's going to hit you where it hurts: "Below The Belt"



James Leg's Below The Belt will be released on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats on September 4th via Alive Naturalsound Records.

PURCHASE IT HEREhttp://www.alive-records.com/artist/james-leg/





BELOW THE BELT TRACK LISTING:

01. Dirty South
02. Casa De Fuego
03. Up Above My Head
04. Drink It Away
05. October 3rd
06. Glass Jaw
07. Can't Stop Thinking About It
08. A Forest
09. Disappearing
10. What More

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bram Tchaikovsky - Strange Man, Changed Man


Bram Tchaikovsky - Strange Man, Changed Man
In wav - Scans are included

1. Strange Man, Changed Man
2. Lonely Dancer
3. Robber
4. Bloodline
5. I'm the One That's Leaving
6. Girl Of My Dreams
7. Nobody Knows
8. Lady From the U.S.A.
9. I'm a Believer
10. Sarah Smiles
11. Turn On the Light

Bram Tchaikovsky (Peter Bramall) left the Motors to form his own band, releasing this great debut album in 1979. "Girl Of My Dreams" was the hit, but just about every track is wonderful. Aside from the hit, other outstanding tracks include "Lady From The USA", "I'm The One That's Leaving", "Lonely Dancer", my personal favorite "Sarah Smiles", and the title track. This is one of the great albums from the heyday of power pop. The mix of upbeat and slower tunes is especially effective. After this, Bram made 2 more albums but with his commercial fortunes falling he retired from the music biz, and as far as I know he hasn't been heard from since. This CD is apparently out of print and selling for insane prices!

http://netkups.com/?d=5c5c5f9a25480

HIGHER STATE - "(Consider It) A Debt Repaid b/w In A World That Just Don't Care" 45


A few words about the upcoming new single from the HIGHER STATE on 13 o'clock records.

The new single, "(Consider It) A Debt Repaid b/w In A World That Just Don't Care" 45, will come housed in an old-school, die cut company sleeve along with an insert and download code. Street date on the new single is August 21st.

The new 45 is a deliberate return to a basic, raw garage band sound, that was the original intention of the band all those years ago ! Marty Ratcliffe and Paul Messis play most of the instruments and take care of recording and producing.

The organ has also been re-introduced back into the sound, something the band had not done since their first lp! Marty wrote the a-side and Paul wrote the b-side.

The 45 will be the forerunner for the new lp 'vol 27' which the band is currently recording and is due out around april next year. The lp will again continue a much rawer garage band sound !

Purchase it here
http://www.13oclockrecords.com/mailorder_new.html

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Imperial State Electric - Honk Machine


The new Imperial State Electric,   "Honk Machine", will be released on the 21st of August 2015 on Psychout Records/Sound pollution and this is certainly the band's best stuff so far.

That Nicke Andersson is one of Sweden's most talented songwriters and musicians is not a secret but the man manages to still improve his songwriting with every new album and he delivers once more 11 new tracks filled to the rafters with infectious melodies, harmonies and hooks.



The record kicks off with the aptly titled "Let Me Throw My Life Away" and its pounding drums and driving guitars. And you immediately know that you're in for a treat. Other highlights of Honk Machine are the very beatlesque "All Over My Head" and also "Walk On By" with its soulful backing vocals that must have brought back some memories of Nicke's heydays in the SOLUTION with his pal Scott Morgan .



All the record is pure rock'n'roll and the real talent of Imperial State Electric is to play classic rock but at the same time taking it one step further and making it sound fresh and totally modern.



The band (Nicke Andersson: lead vocals, guitars; Tobias Egge: Guitars, vocals:  Tomas Eriksson: drums, vocals and Dolf de Borst: bass, vocals) is tighter than ever and displays influences ranging from The Beatles to Blue Oyster Cult (By the way, if you check the cover of the record you will notice not only that Nicke is wearing a BÖC bagde but also that Dolf de Borst looks more and more like "Buck Dharma" hahaha , just kidding)



Check out the video of the new single. In a perfect world, this should be number one all over the globe.





This is an absolute must buy! Purchase it here:  http://www.soundpollution.se/catalog.aspx?cid=ISE


Imperial State Electric will be touring SPAIN in September 



and supporting Graveyard in Europe this fall!

26.10. Hannover - Capitol
27.10. Bochum - Zeche
28.10. Köln - Essigfabrik
29.10. Nijmegen - Doornroosje
30.10. München - Technikum
31.10. Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
01.11. Amsterdam - Melkweg
03.11. Birmingham - 02 Academy 2
04.11. London - Electric Ballroom
05.11. Manchester - Academy 3
06.11. Antwerp - Trix
07.11. Luxembourg - Den Atelier
09.11. Wien - Arena
10.11. Zürich - Dynamo
11.11. Milano - Circolo Magnolia
12.11. Geneva - L’Usine, PTR
13.11. Dresden - Beatpol
14.11. Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
15.11. Berlin - C-Club

Don't miss them out! I Saw them last year in Germany and they kicked major ass!