Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Barnes and Barnes

Rolly-polly fish heads
Are never seen drinking cappuccino
In Italian restaurants,
With Oriental women... yeah!

Barnes & Barnes, fictional twin brothers Art Barnes and Artie Barnes (Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer, respectively), are a "novelty rock" duo based in "Lumania", a fictional mythological civilization (similar to Lemuria or Atlantis).

I was OBSESSED with them as a young teen, they were my Zappa period...

With their casio tone beats and ridiculous lyrics, this is a must for all you fans seeking silly and synthy New Wave moments..

I can't find my old B&B Lp's but here is the best of, this was also a limited Rhino VHS release, and someone has posted all the file info here

Barnes & Barnes - Zabagabee CD - 1988 - USA

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I'm going to bed!

But wait...


Barnes & Barnes: Fish Heads

that's Bill Paxton in the Nu Mod outfit..

Love it!!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Gina X Performance

Formed in Cologne, Germany, the core of Gina X Performance comprised charismatic Gina Kikoine (vocals and lyrics) and writer-producer-musician Zeus B. Held. Between 1979 and 1984 the group released four albums of sleezy arthouse electro-disco.

"Gina Kikoine's voice is spectral, witchy and quite compelling. Beneath the disingenuous Euro-disco surface there's a lot to absorb" (Melody Maker, August 1980)"

"Like an artier Moroder, the noirish synth-funk textures provide the iciliy futuristic backdrop for gender-bending tales. 4 stars" (Uncut magazine, 06/05); "Pioneering electro-pop - hints of Kraftwerk, Nico and Studio 54-era Grace Jones" (Mojo, 09/05); "Did you ever wonder where Grace Jones and Miss Kittin learned all their moves? Look no further than Gina X Performances's 1979 electro new wave classic...

Today I have the first three Lp releases of this genius collective of pure sexual throb beat disco...

Gina X Performance - Nice Mover Lp - 1979 - Germany

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Gina X Performance - X-Traordinaire Lp - 1980 - Germany

Perform here:


& last..

Gina X Performance - Voyeur Lp - 1981 - Germany

Sleeze on here:


Check out a bootleg VID!!

Gina X performance - No GDM 1979
This song was dedicated to Quentin Crisp

Love it!!

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Silicon Teens

Mute Records founder Daniel Miller had a fun idea... He had already made a synth/post punk masterpiece as The Normal with "Warm Leatherette", and he wanted to do something less dark and more fun. So he "put together" a fictitious group of synthos called Silicon Teens. ST recorded and released "Music For Parties" in 1980. This contains covers of 50s and 60s hits and a couple of originals played with synth and drum machines. Cheesy, light synth pop...

Do you already have it?

Well here it is..

Silicon Teens - Music For Parties LP - 1980 - US

Get that here:



Silicon Teens - Memphis Tennessee


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Sunday, July 20, 2008

V/A - Jack The Tab / Tekno Acid Beat

Jack The Tab/Tekno Acid Beat is an album of material by Psychic TV & friends released under the guise of a various artists compilation album.

Genesis P Orridge, Dave Ball, and Richard Norris, collided and wrote these tryped out indie rave / acid house nuggets. This double disc compilation collects all the tracks from the two fake compilations released by Psychic TV - Jack the Tab & Tekno Acid Beat, with extra tracks...

Get it?

Soon after Genesis replaced all his teeth with gold, and got some new titties, and Dave Ball & Richard Norris formed The Grid...

A staple for all you electronic beat freeks~

V/A - Jack The Tab / Tekno Acid Beat CD - 1990 - US

Make sure to get them all here:





Whip out the Dream Machine and groove to these incredible ditties!!

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

White Noise

Here's a blast from the past!

Check out this Psych Synth nugget..

David Vorhaus established this trio in 1968.
WN today are still releasing occasional albums, and playing occasional concerts, when the fancy takes them. the Orb, but darker and more psychedelic...'

- 'Gramaphone' magazine

Quirky, kitchy, sometimes tacky, scary and synthy.. All the stuff I love and hopefully you.

An awesome synth treat, this Lp got me through the awkward teen years..

White Noise - An Electric Storm Lp - 1968 - US

Get that here:


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Thursday, July 17, 2008


Andrew had respectfully requested me to take down the DL links..

Andrew Szava-Kovats!

Born of Hungarian immigrants in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Andrew is settled now in Massachusetts, where he writes and records in his home-based digital recording studio.

Data-Bank-A - is some great gothic synth pop, this is mostly solo, but has at various times become an ensemble of 4 musicians for recording and touring. This project has recorded 12 releases for 3 labels and toured New England and Germany. The sound has been compared to Severed Heads, Fad Gadget, Gary Numan, Sisters of Mercy...

Its just some great EBM.

Andrew is free to negotiate the release of new work under his own name and any previous band names. He also retains rights to the back catalog on other labels (now out-of-print). You can reach him @

Data-Bank-A - Continental Drift Lp - 1987 - France/US

Get that here:

Per Andrew Szava-Kovats.. You can buy his releases here..

Here is a Vid from 1992..

Data-Bank-A - Nothing

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Chris Carter Pt 2

First off.. I would like to thank Craig A in NYC for this very generous gift.

This is the first solo release by Chris Carter during his TG period, at Industrial Records studio. Originally released in 1980 on cassette by Industrial Records.

A marvelous moment in the early industrial scene..

I think CC has a thing for the crotch area..

Chris Carter - The Space Between CD - 1980/1991 - UK

Original artwork:

This CD Release:

Get that here:



Oh hey..
I forgot to include this song: Resonance
here it is..



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Saturday, July 12, 2008


Kebekelektrik is purported to come from "Quebec Electric."

Kebekelektrik AKA Gino Soccio is often mistaken as a European artist. Perhaps because of his euro-disco sounds? In fact Gino is a French Canadian, who was born in Montreal and now resides in Quebec.

Come revel in Gino's triped out Space Disco Jams, and as a bonus I put in a couple of Gino Soccio's mainstream Disco jams too..

Kebekelektrik - Kebekelektrik Lp - 1977 - Canada

Groove here:


Check out Gino Soccio The Visitors viddy

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Snowy Red

Snowy Red was the one-man synth outfit born from the Belgian New Beat boom. Former Chainsaw guitarist, Micky Mike (real name Marcel Thiel) called it quits and Micky Mike disappeared, only for the band to resurface again in 2004 as a duo (with a guitarist) at the Belgian Independent Music festival.

I first heard of Snowy Red when he performed at NY's Peppermint Lounge back in like 1983, I became and instant fan of the driving synth minimal madness. The Snowy Red song Euroshima (Wardance) has to be one of the all time classic floor fillers. It still to this day holds up, and needs to be in a car commercial..

Awesome EBM industrial beats, swirly minimal synth, and those vocals, if your not a fan already, your going to be..

So I have for you today the first three Lp releases starting with..

Snowy Red - Snowy Red LP - 1981 - Belgium

Get that here:



Snowy Red - The Right To Die Lp - 1982 - Belgium

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And last..

Snowy Red - Vision Lp - 1983- Belgium

Snatch that here:


I wish there was a video...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Shop Assistants

The Shop Assistants were an indie pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1984, initially as Buba & The Shop Assistants. Soon after their first 7" release ("Something To Do" in 1984) Vocalist Aggi left and went on to play in a number of other bands including The Sugarcubes and The Pastels.

Aggi was replaced by Alex Taylor and the band released their Shopping Parade EP in 1985 to great acclaim scoring success in the independent charts.

In 1986 lead singer Alex left the band to form the Motorcycle Boy in 1987 with members of Meat Whiplash.

If your a fan of Fuzzpop, Shop Assistants deliver an intelligent indie Shangri-Las if they grew up in late '70s New York and hung out at CBGB's...

...So here you go..

Shop Assistants - Shopping Parade 7" E.P. - 1985 - UK


Shop Assistants - Shop Assistants LP - 1986 - UK

& Bonus...

The Motorcycle Boy - Big Rock Candy Mountain 7" - 1987 - UK

Get them all here:


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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Video Vulgaritys

13 assaults to the senses


Devo - The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize

Scary 'Mary Poppins'

Der Plan - Zuruck in die atmossphaere

Abwärts - "Computerstaat"

Peter Schilling - Major Tom


End of Data - Sarah

Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes - Solid Gold (1982)

Hot Gossip - The Hardest Part (Blondie)

Gary Numan - Metal

The Amazing Zé do Caixão in This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse

Ago - Computer in my mind

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Clan Of Xymox

Xymox was founded in Nijmegen, Netherlands in 1983 by Ronny Moorings and Anke Wolbert. In 1984, after moving to Amsterdam as Xymox, Clan of Xymox became one of the pioneers of the dark and moody electronic music that later became known as Darkwave. Recorded at Edinburgh's famous Palladium Studios and co-produced by 4AD boss Ivo. An album full of tumbling electro beats, throbbing sequencers and moody vocals. 4AD released this MASTERPIECE in 1985, and its such a staple in its Darkwave genre that most SHOULD consider this LP the standard...

Clan Of Xymox - Clan Of Xymox - 1985 - UK

Get that here:

CoX Pt1

CoX Pt2

√ out the Vid

Clan of Xymox - A Day

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Friday, July 4, 2008


It's the Whore of July today which means that some of us are are we celebrating again? The right to booze? Yeah, that's it.



Heres a classic Synth pumper..

JYL (pronounced Jill)were a German electronic Synth pop band along the lines of Kraftwerk and early DEVO, but with a female singer. The group mainly consists of Jyl Porch on vocals, Ingo Werner onelectronics, and Christoph Haberer on electronic percussion and drum programming. The album is produced by the legend himself.. Klaus Schulze!

This is a fascinating nugget of electronic music that any fan of this genre could appreciate. Jyl has a great vocal range and, at times, sounds like Siouxie or David Sylvain, and sometimes Annie Lennox..

I remember going on a mad hunt to get this album, I finally got it at a cheezy record store in Long Island. ewww.

I wish there was a video, and more photos...

Fascinate it here>

Jyl - Jyl LP - 1984 - Germany

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Thursday, July 3, 2008


Are you stocked up?


V/A - The Signal to Noise Set

CCCheck out this AWESOME Australian Synth pop / Minimal Wave / Electro pop comp!

I forgot I had this Gem, I got it directly from the old Caroline Records Warehouse on Crosby St in NYC. Nicky Garratt of the UK Subs ran the place, and I worked at another distributor in Queens (Important Relativity), and we'd get things for each other...


Hence my collection..

So Get this incredible intelligent well produced Synth comp.

V/A - Signal to Noise Set LP - 1984 - UK

Get that here:


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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Venus Gang

Epic-sounding, and ultra rare super great Space Disco!

Super kitchy, and ultra sexy...

An awesome find from A-1 Records NYC!!

Venus Gang - Galactic Soul LP - 1978 - France

Get Galactic here:


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