Monday, December 22, 2008


Hello everyone!

Thanking you for a great year..

Thank you all for your comments and inspiring e-mails...

This will be my last post until the new year, so go enjoy yourself and enjoy this holiday season.

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K.I.E.M. is an abbreviation of "Klank Improvisatie Elektronische Muziek" (Sound Improvisation Electronic Music). Formed in 1982 in Rotterdam (always a great place for interesting rhythms)from oil drums, chains metal bins, anvils, anchors and other scraps from a wrecked tow-boat..

Kiem's sound is like a intelligent New Wave version of Test Dept, with some goofy humor thrown in the mix.

I remember getting this and a good chunk of my collection at Slipped Disc Records of Valley Stream NY, a great Metal store with a well curated New Wave section..

Kiem - Keam Lp - 1985 - Netherlands

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Francis Rimbert

This french born synthesieur pumps out some dreamy kitchy disco jams that will delight most synth fans.

In collaboration with Korg, they created a new concept which had not existed ever before: Francis took the stage (Theatre des Champs Elysées – Paris) solo, surrounded by all his synthesizers (Bionic Orchestra, 1979). He will be the go-to man for both Roland and Ensoniq trades.

Francis wasted little time getting to meet another master of the synthesizer: Jean Michel Jarre, through their mutual friend Michel Geiss. Meeting in 1979 for the concert in Place de La Concorde, Paris, they began a long collaboration. Since the 1986 Rendez-vous Houston concert, Francis has been at Jarre’s side on grand stages.
- Wikipedia

Francis Rimbert - Bionic Orchestra Lp - 1979 - France

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


W.A.T. (World According To)

I just recently scored this rare gem at A1 (439 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009)

I can't really find too much info on them except that they are a Dutch trio, and this is their first release. I love to hear some of their other stuff..

Great Synthy Wave with some sweet female vocals.

W.A.T. - Defreeze MLP - 1983 - Netherlands

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Monday, December 1, 2008

2x7" & a 10" + 2x12"

What a package I have for you!

A unique mix of various singles I curated for you.

Starting with the 7"ers

Cult Hero - Cult Hero 7" - 1979 - UK

Some big old fat dude (Frank Bell, once a member of the Cure), and The Cure are responsible for this infectious anthem..


Odd Stories - Hjärtan Av Glas 7" - 1981 - Sweden

Awesome jittery /New / No Wave goodness from Sweden

& The 10"er

Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls - Dream Sequences 10" - 1980 - UK

This is an incredible double A side of minimal/wave perfection!


The 12"...

Markus Oehlen - Beer is enough 12" - 1985 - Germany

Try this experimental / industrial mind boggler.


Velodrome - Au Velodrome 141 12" - 1988 - Germany

Try out this Dutch electro/EBM dance gem..

Get them all here:


Here is an interesting Pauline Murray & Invisible Girls Vid

Dream Sequence 1

hope you like

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Monday, November 24, 2008

The Apple

"Hey! Hey! Hey! Disco and Wave!"

About 4 or 5 years ago my good friend Forrest was relocating to NYC, and was crashing in my place for a while. We found ourselves watching TV at like 7am in the morning, and came across this unheard of gem called "The Apple". WE WERE MESMERIZED!!! What the hell were we watching? This 70's futuristic musical set in the 90's, with a pure cheesy disco Wave soundtrack, and over the top acting, costumes, and makeup..

So much more happens..

Great synopsis here: The Apple.

I think I'd like to believe that we started this mini craze from our word of mouth. Prior to us watching this movie on cable it has basically been an unheard of movie that no one knew about. Now there is a full out BIM parties (you will know soon), and a total re-interest in this forgotten gem.

Just buy the movie here (new or used) THE APPLE. You won't regret!

I finally got my hands on this epic soundtrack.

So for you pure aural enjoyment..

The Apple Original Soundtrack 1979/1980

Get that here (if you dare):

Dandi & Pandi

Check out the Trailer

The Apple

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


YOU - Quoted direct from their MySpace page..

After breaking his steps as a solo-artist, Udo Hanten collaborated with Ulrich Weber and brought up the band "YOU". Hanten on synths and Weber on electric guitar. In December 1978, first songs were presented in Berlin at the "Paragon" studio of Peter Baumann. Later a conversation with Conny Plank tipped the scales, to do a production by them self.

The first album "Electric Day" was recorded between May and August 1979 at Udo Hanten's Spiegeltraum Studio (2 floors over North Sea). The production emerged from a collaboration between Udo Hanten, Ulrich Weber and Harald Grosskopf (at that time living in West-Berlin and member of Ashra). Albin Meskes completed the party during the production.

HG owned an eight-track tape recorder (which he got from Klaus Schulze) while Hanten supplied a couple of synthesizers and sequencers. In this recording environment, the team produced two records: Harald Grosskopf's debut LP "Synthesist" and "Electric Day".

Great Prog/Electronic sound with an epic synth grandness... If your a fan of this blog, you will be a fan of YOU!

You - Electric Day Lp - 1979 - Germany

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Monday, November 17, 2008

1000 Mexicans

I got these vinyl gems at WFMU's Record & CD Fair. This is some great New Wave from the UK with unique touches of experimentalism and eccentricity...

Their sound is a No Wavey / Post Punk / Experimental voyage. A strange voyage if you dare..

Get them here:

1000 Mexicans - The Last Pop Song 12" - 1984 - UK



1000 Mexicans - Dance Like Ammunition Lp - 1985 - UK


Here is the video of the debut single - The Art of Love - THAT I DON'T HAVE!!

Wink, Hint... Please..

1000 Mexicans - The Art of Love

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All ZShare links have been replaced with Rapidshare links...

All Done!

Monday, November 10, 2008

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Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward!

Hail to the queens of the Rama..


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hot Gossip Pt Deux

Oh Yeah!!



As I promised you...

Pure Glitz Wave


Its pretty good.. Really!

Produced by The British Electric Foundation (Heaven 17) and includes songs formerly recorded by The Human League and Heaven 17 and a track each from Sting and Talking Heads.

Its good.. no GREAT cheeze..

Hot Gossip - Geisha Boys And Temple Girls CD - 1981 - UK

Get that here:

Check out this live performance of Hot Gossip doing the Human League's classic Circus of Death.

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Hey ZShare!



Why can't you fix these looped out links?

So I am slowly but surely re-upping all the ZShares links with Rapid Share links.

Starting from the oldest.

It's a lot of work, but your worth it..


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Model Citizens

Yaay we have a New Wave listening President!!

Model Citizens were an awesome kooky No Wave group from Brooklyn, New York, and recorded this solitary 7 inch with producer/legend John Cale in 1979. Model Citizens split into two bands - The Dance, and Polyrock. The New York version of "The B-52's".

Model Citizens - Untitled 7" - 1979 - US

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Check out a vid!

Model Citizens - "Shift the Blame"

Model Citizens - "Shift the Blame"

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Monday, November 3, 2008

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Electric Days Electric Nights

Just because...


Does anyone know were I can get a Helasco Original??!!!

Electric Days Electric Nights

We can't forget this one..

The Honey Bees



No More

No More

25 years "Suicide Commando"

From early (No)Wave to Dark/Gothic Underground, from EBM via Techno to Electroclash - and back again!

In 1981, the german band NO MORE landet an underground hit with SUICIDE COMMANDO, which in the following years spread internationally like a virus regardless of genre and scene.

Whether in the New Yorker Limelight or in an indie disco in the Ruhrgebiet, at the Love Parade in Berlin or the Parisian in-shop Colette, whether in a techno club in Tokyo or at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona:
SUICIDE COMMANDO was played everywhere and reached a status that made the title interesting for prominent remixers.
Not in the least thanks to the interpretation by DJ Hell or Echopark (Torsten Stenzel, Moguai), SUICIDE COMMANDO is as topical today as it was 25 years ago.

"A song that refuses to die. A couple of years after these Germans recorded this it spread like a virus to become a cult classic. The virus is still spreading to this day."
Optimo, UK (

Here are the earliest and only recording I have..

Suicide Commando brings back such sweet dark decadent memories... Ahhh NYC in the 80's!!!

No More - Suicide Commando 12" 1984 - Germany


No More - Laughter In The Wings Lp - 1984 - Germany

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Here is the DJ Hell Version of the classic Suicide Commando..

DJ Hell - Suicide Commando

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Take an industrial blender and put Frank Zappa, DEVO, Meatloaf, Oingo Boingo, Black Sabbath, and a dash of Sex Pistols... You get Skafish.

Indiana's Jim Skafish is one of the oddest eggs ever to wander into the shopping mall of rock music. Visually androgynous and, well, unattractive, Skafish builds his songs on neurotic angles of romance, suicide and growing up different that are most pessimistic. Yet, by couching them in sprightly tunes delivered with great geniality, he creates an unnerving dynamic. His band is skilled and supple; his first album, despite all its personality flaws, is clear and fascinating rather than grim or depressing.
[Ira Robbins] Trouser Press.

I was always fascinated by this group, their all over the place sensibility is a true one of a kind sound.

I always thought he was cute.


Skafish - Skafish Lp - 1980 - US

Fish that here:


SKAFISH - Sign of the Cross from URGH A MUSIC WAR

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hot Gossip

HG were a UK dance troop famous for their appearances on the TV series The Kenny Everett Video Show ( I loved that damn show!)

Hot Gossip scored a pop hit in 1978 with I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, a disco track featuring Sarah Brightman on lead vocal. They went on to record an album in the early 1980s, Geisha Boys and Temple Girls, produced by the former Human League and then current Heaven 17/BEF member Martyn Ware. The album was a commercial failure. I'D FUCKIN KILL TO HEAR THAT ALBUM.. If anyone has it.. PLEASE!!!

I just ordered it used on Amazon.. YESSS!!! I will have it ripped for you soon.

I was obsessed with Hot Gossip!

and here they are for you...

Hot Gossip - Whip It

Hot Gossip - I feel love

Hot Gossip and Sarah Brightman - Starship Trooper

Hot Gossip - Money

Hot Gossip - Supernature

Hot Gossip - Contact

Hot Gossip - The Hardest Part

Hot Gossip - Rebel Rebel

Hot Gossip - Sleazy

Hot Gossip - All Stood Still

As kitchy as they were, their song selections are interesting...

You know their AWESOME!

A lot to handle.. I KNOW!!

Enjoy much more on YOUTUBE..

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brian Brain

I totally forgot this sweet angry gem!!

Martin Atkins (Brian Brain) segued from looking at the back of John Lydon's head in Public Image Ltd. He left soon after to pursue his synth solo career as Brian Brain. This foray into experimental / synth would eventually lead him into industrial music and his legendary, Pigface.

Here we have their first LP, and its a bizarre journey through a groundbreaking synthatic New wave tryp.

It might change your life?

Brian Brain - Unexpected Noises Lp - 1980 - UK

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Hot Butter

When I was like 6 years old I LOVED the show Wonderama! I begged and begged my parents to get me on the show, and they did!!!
On the day I was on the show, Hot Butter performed... I remember this old man in a sound booth popping his mouth like Zachary Smith from Lost in Space.. I was mesmerised, and had to have the album...

So I got it here for you!

Hot Butter was an instrumental group of session players and was fronted by the keyboard player Stan Free.
Its a Moogy kitch experience, and will bring great memories for the over 40 foogies (like me)!.

Hot Butter - Popcorn Lp - 1972 - US

Pop it here:


Pop a cheesy vid



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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit

Holger Czukay studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen from 1963-1966 and co-founded the influential rock group Can in 1968.

Jaki Liebezeit the legendary drummer of Can.

Jah Wobble eventually got his start with John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols group Public Image Ltd (PiL). He left PiL in 1980 and has since collaborated with a wide variety of musicians.

These three geniuses got together in Can's studio "Inner Space" and pumped out this dubby, No Wave, electronic masterpiece.

This music will make you imagine a million places, mystery films, markets, chance encounters, half open doors and exotic worlds. But most importantly your hips and your feet will move to primal beats of Jaki and Wobbles outer space fat dub bass!

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit - Full Circle LP - 1982 - Germany

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Tryp out to this...

Mystery RPS (No. 8)

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Monday, September 29, 2008


You all seem to EAT up all the 12" & 7" I post, so here you go...

Some more D'lectronic mayhem & Disco synthesis..

First we have a raging Italo 12"

Sleeze out to this electronic voyage...

Time - Shaker Shake 12" - 1983 - Italy


We also have a Electronic No Wave gem with -


Just like their ground breaking peers ESG, Anomy are the electronic equivalent. What better than chix from the Bronx bumping out No Wavey beats? I dunno???

Anomy - TVC-15 / Lone Wolf 7" - 1981 - US


I got here a Kitchy Gothy electro Gem..

Pleasure and the Beast

this Canadian trio/Quartet, had a great dancefloor jam with Dr Sex. It will be one of your all time fav's..

Pleasure and the Beast - Dr Sex 12" - 1984 Canada

& last..

I have this lil ole 7" from Germany, filled with aggression, electronics and a scratchy guitar.

The New Age - 2525/Electric Girl 7" - 1980 - Germany

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Monday, September 22, 2008


Dramatis was essentially the backup band for Gary Numan in the late 70's, early 80's. Gary Numan appears only on the track "Love Needs No Disguise"...
This masterpiece of kitch synth has a little of everything — mock symphonics, electro-disco, to mainstream pop rock.

An enjoyable listen, it will leave you chuckling with delight!

Dramatis - For Future Reference Lp - 1981 - UK

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Check out a vid!

Gary Numan and Dramatis - Love needs no disguise

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