Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
house of magic cards
Monday, November 8, 2010
This will be my last post of a series of bands from the 2000's. this band from new york city formed around 2007 are an up and coming indiepop tweepop dreampop janglepop whatever pops you can think of (and i know there will be hilarious comments waiting to be said). they are made up of 4 very talented musicians and they deliver what selected few who are into the aforementioned genre a blissful,easy to the ears,worryfree burst of melody. so take time, and get yourself a bottle of beer and jive to the groove of tweeness right on the floor. this especially goes out to my mates cino and nb who will have the pains of being pure at the bunghole after im through with them...hahaha like that huh!!
eveything with you
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
once i was pretty
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Moffs surfaced from sydney sometime in '84 and signed with citadel records to release their first single another day in the sun. their music which can be described as late 60's acid haze, is an acquired taste that one can only appreciate. with that being said, a few sentimental fans possess this unique ear for talent and so the band never stood mainstream success. aside from releasing just a few materials they played mostly in pubs with a handful of listeners. this single has indeed the 60's garage rock influence, i say this because of the keyboards, and of course it also has the 80's indie, new wave, what have you, feel to it as well. i personally fancy it and would impart this to all of us travelling back to our homeland this feb. hope you like it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
White town is the brainchild of jyoti mishra the bands only member, and collaborates with other musicians (e.g. primal scream) to complete his albums. he is well known for his one and only hit to date, your woman, back in 1997 and was a club favorite. his earlier recordings including the one's featured here are somewhat a far cry from his chart topper. this single brings about an air of c86 and shoegazzing riffs factored in. catherine and all she said respectively contasts his recent works including the above mentioned one hit wonder. this reminds me...i've dated a girl named catherine once back in PCC and she wasn't as good as this song...sorry!
all she said
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Welcome back, its another month where NBA fever is in the air, we have just witnessed miami heats ability to destroy 2 premier league teams and that is without its team captain dwayne wade.hhmmmm i feel like the "hundred dollars" is inching ever so closely when they meet the undefeated champs next june...hehehe is that right kalembang hmmm!!! Ok enough of that, lets talk music, well my friend cino has been nagging me (dat ryt cino!) to put this up and so i relent...this superb psychedelic pop trio i believe is from suffolk and released this EP back in '88 under backwater label. they also released a full LP called celia's last wednesday which contains none of the tracks featured here, but equally good tunes as well. i personally like the track fields of joy and goes out to TK99 who is missing in action...where art thou compadre?
fields of joy
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I had this single for a while where it came along with a bunch of sarah record singles i got from mod lang record store ages ago. i thought this record was a bit obscure compared to the sarah singles i acquired with it, being that, it lacks a certain character that makes it c86 quality...maybe jangly guitars or something i don't know, but they are labeled c86 according to a lot of sites that features it. anyway, they are comprised by three musicians and was produced in 1986 under main line records. kinda quirky with a catchy horn riff. well i would blast the volume on this one when you are actually out in traffic to get you more frustrated...hehehe
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Here is an answer to cina pacina's scavenger hunt, to which i may say has quite an exceptional selection of pickings and that is why i gave 3 thumbs up plus some hehehe, you can visit his blogsite here: http://cino-pacino.blogspot.com/2010/08/scavenger-hunt-1st-edition.html
since we are in the mood for compilations, i also took the time in putting together samples from my cd and vinyl collection and some from mp3's...might not be as exceptional as cino's but a bit eccentric for some of you. here you will find a mixture of c86 jangly stuff with some new wave and baggy manchester bits thrown in for the likes. these are just samples and if you like what you heard you can purchase them at selected online downloading sites...its easier and cheaper!
THE SUMMER SUNS-waiting for my love
THE MIRACLE MILE-breaking down the barriers
EASTER MONDAY-independence day
ABSTRACT GREENS-she turns to flowers
THE SILENT REACH-melancholy love
FRIENDS-let's get away from it all
DRESSY BESSY-if you should try to kiss her
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Another obscure band that i don't know much about, except that they come from liverpool from a collection of other bands from that area. i also found out that they were somehow connected or once associated with jeremy kelly (wild swans, lotus eaters, psychamesh). this medium is from 1984 under little prince records. i selected this song because the A side cut, "in the rain" sounds a bit too obscure...this one however is a little more pleasant, i would recommend playing this while chatting at the IRC room picking up girls that already went out with bernard nyee...you know who you are!!!
i want it now!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This record here is a bit different from my usual posts mainly because of the genre they are most commonly known for ...which is punk rock. don't get me wrong, i like punk rock, i like all kinds of music, especially if the origin is from an anglo-saxon group and cockney twanged hehehe...hey you can hate me for liking the british but they really write and play fooking good music. this here is an example of that, created sometime in '84 and signed with criminal damage, from what i read they shared the same manager with the stone roses (the best band that ever graced my ears and everybody's), and the stoners actually toured with them back in 1984, who would have guessed huh? anyway the cut from this 12" is best described as melodic punk, kinda reminds me of pinoy new wave/punk bands in the 80's and when i listen to this i hear a hint of white china, clash and the cult. so please...do listen intently while lacing up your creepers, who knows your dad may end up wearing 'em.
i want it now!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rooart records presents this 3 piece outfit from sydney, au. they released a number of albums and toured all over the world since their inception (ca. 1984) and were still active 'til about 2001
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
This U.S. band released their only cd back in 1990, with lack of promotion and radio play, they never got the break they can almost certainly share with the likes of ocean blue. similarly likened to the latter, their music displays heavy ladened guitars and synth, influenced by '80's english pop and jangly bands. my friend michael sutton gave a review of the band and their music in this link: http://www.answers.com/topic/9-ways-to-sunday i posted the song midnight train to give you an example of their playing style and to kinda honor american bands that can throw at you the music that we most greatly appreciate.
Friday, June 25, 2010
THE MOCKERS-one black friday
This band originated from new zealand and was popular both in UK and australia. they released several albums and singles as well, including this one from 1985. i swear when you listen to this you think you are listening to a soundtrack of ELECTRIC DREAMS...you know that computer movie from the '80's...hehehe anyway great sound and kinda catchy...enjoy!!
i want it now
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This band from down under came to life in the early 80's and released their debut single change in mood from white label records. some of you might have heard of the band, i myself have but never really picked-up any materials from them until 2 years ago at poo-bah record store in padasena. i like this song because of the way they arranged it...the mood starts slow then changes really fast hence the title song. they remind me a little bit of ultravox very new wave in my opinion. well, this goes out to my friend TK99 and get that blog site back to life aight!!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This month i will be featuring '80's obscure bands (or in the pinoy new waver's sense of the word "neverheard") from time to time. i picked a couple of tracks from bands that don't stray far from the new wave genre and that's because most of you who visit my blog are die hard listeners of this type. so, i will begin with this obscure album...the band name alone says it...from 1984, i sincerely thought this band came from the UK because they sound so similar to blue zoo but instead is just right here on our backyard, orange county somewhere...the title of the song is called uranium, i guess it befits the current air of anxiety at that time when people were into nuclear, coldwar, soviet kinda related paranoia. so anyways, i hope you enjoy this, some may not fancy it but...to each his own.
i want it now
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Here's another 12" single from hollow men released in 1988 under arista records pre-madchester/acidhouse era. this cut was in the album "the man who would be king". i like this song because its got a little new wave, c86 jangly rhythm to it. this goes out to my fellow blogger DR. STIRRINGRHOD who we both share the same admiration towards the band, you can also find an extensive history of the band in his site http://docmuzic.blogspot.com/2010/01/hollow-men.html
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
i want it now
Thursday, April 15, 2010
i want it now
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
This canadian new wave band released this track back in 1985 and was a minor hit in the philippines. It was played at local dance clubs back then and still could be played with todays music trend, i think. Don't be mistaken when it gets to the part where the chorus goes.....you will definitely be shaking your head and going "oh yeah i heard this one before" so anyway dust those old pair of sperry topsiders you have in your closet and sport that wayfarer shades you still have laying around somewhere and head on down to RUMORS...which ofcourse might be a call center facility now of somekind hehehe Just dance in your room!
i want it now
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
yup mainstream here we come...totaly 80's band with this song the least played i think, however it got much air play in manila especially on that's entertainment and eat bulaga dance openers...hehehe i can still remember!!! anyway hope this jogs your memory of way back when, when times were simple and sooo laid back. cheers 80's!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
i want it now!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
this band from london bore greatness in 1986 and is a melting pot of ex indiepop musicians from different bands that you might have heard of. released on foundation records in 1989, "i wish i'd said that" is a quirky little number. so take it from me, do snap to the beat, it's a snaz!
i want it now!