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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Missing Persons - Rhyme & Reason 1984

More musical time travel back to the 80's!

Missing Persons - Rhyme and Reason. Their second full length and a major change in sound most notably the drums. Terry got into electronic drums in a big way and had a set custom made just for him. He played them on this record and on the tour. I think he got burned out on them because I've never even heard of him playing them in any way since. They are probably sitting in the back of his drum storage space gathering dust over the last 25 years!! The record didn't do as well as Spring Session M which was a disappointment for the band. That being said, the material was not as good as SSM and there is some obvious filler. Give and Right Now were strong singles (and videos) and should have done better. Chuck Wild (keyboards) left permanently after the completion of the tour.

1. the closer that you get
2. give
3. now is the time
4. surrender your heart
5. clandestine people
6. right now
7. all fall down
8. racing against time
9. waiting for a million years
10. if only for the moment

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Faction - Live SF 1983 and NYC 1985

Another Faction post! Am I a fan or what?

These are two live shows, one from the Tool & Die in San Francisco 1983. I got this directly from Adam Bomb Segal, the original guitarist from the Faction years ago. The second show is from CBGB's in New York City in 1985 (also known as PEGGED FOR LIVE). Both soundboard and with excellent sound considering how old they are.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Red Flag - Naive Dance

Around 1989 there was a new synthpop group named Red Flag that released their first CD, Naive Art. It was great and had so many good songs and sold well. The next year a remix CD (Naive Dance)was released with club versions of songs from Naive Art. It's excellent as well but unfortunately went out of print many years ago. I was fortunate enough to get a copy way back when so now you can enjoy it as well!

01 Broken Heart (U.K. Remix) 5:20
Remix - Jon St. James , Stacey Q
02 Russian Radio (Glastnost Club Mix) 7:29
Remix - Paul Robb
03 If I Ever (1000 Years Mix) 6:41
Remix - Tony Garcia
04 Count To Three (House Mix) 7:33
Remix - Danny Tenaglia
05 Pretty In Pity (Painless Mix) 4:34
Remix - Jon St. James
06 Russian Radio (Razormaid Mix) 6:14
Remix - Joseph Watt
07 If I Ever (Razormaid Mix) 6:52
Remix - Joseph Watt
08 Give Me Your Hand (Razormaid Mix) 6:54
Remix - Art Maharg , Joseph Watt
09 Count To Three (Razormaid Mix) 6:51
Remix - Art Maharg , Joseph Watt
10 Broken Heart (Razormaid Mix) 6:02
Remix - Art Maharg , Joseph Watt

Friday, March 5, 2010

Debris - I've Seen Em On Gilman St.

DEBRIS was a late 90's pop punk band from the East Bay. I thought they were great and this CD was way overlooked. It should have gotten more attention. Unfortunately, I got into them right about the time when they were breaking up for good. I did manage to see them a couple of times. They had many member changes through their short lifespan. Gavin Freitas was the founder/lead singer/guitarist from the beginning to the end. Their biggest show was playing at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Sunnyvale opening for Blink 182. This is a great CD and if you like Blink 182, Green Day, etc. you'll probably like this.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Faction - Dark Room EP

The Faction - Dark Room EP 1985
I love The Faction! This music still holds up for me and makes me want to skate. This record has the immortal classic "Let's Go Get Cokes" which I first heard on a great punk radio show called 'Vinyl Rites' on KFJC from Los Altos Hills, CA. The DJ was named Last Will and he played soooo many great bands that turned out to be classics. His show was the first place I heard The Faction, Bad Brains, Black Flag, 7 Seconds, Youth Brigade etc. Anyway here's the download file!

1. dark room
2. let's go get cokes
3. terror in the streets
4. deathless
5. tongue like a battering ram
6. you are here

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Til Tuesday - Live in Philadelphia, PA 1986

Another one of my fave bands from the 80's...Til Tuesday.
This show was held at The Empire Club in 1986 on their 'Welcome Home' tour. It's an excellent pro recording from an FM broadcast.

on sunday
looking over my shoulder
sleeping and waking
love in a vacuum
coming up close
will she fall down?
no one is watching you now
voices carry
maybe monday
winning the war
lovers day
what about love?