Kewi a gogo party - Sie wunscht sich ein Kewi ins bett (1980, NL, reggae/pop) 
Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 06:24 PM - Music, - NL, English
De Kewi's are Kees Maas and William Wisselink. If the name of a duo is formed out of the first two characters of the names, you know it is silly.
Side one is in German with a Dutch accent, side two in English with a very Dutch accent and Latin with even a more Dutch accent.
But, in a way, this is comforting me (being Dutch of course).
Kees and William are the founders of, Enschede based, 1000 Idioten Records, which means: there always will be 1000 idiots who will buy their records. Mine is a 12" promotional copy, not for sale.
Wisselink produced it, and he did a better job than JJ Burnel on the Polyphonic Size PS 12".

Kewi`s Komplete for sale at Basta Music.

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Honey Bane - Turn me on - Baby love (1981, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Friday, July 6, 2007, 06:43 PM - Music, - UK, English
Honey Bane (real name Donna Tracy Boylan) could be the forerunner of the cosplayers in Japan. But before she became a cutie, she was part of the Fatal Microbes, Poison Girls and Crass.
In this post two of her singles, or in fact three, Turn me on Turn me off is a double.

Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69 produced this record:

According to Wikipedia she was a pin-up model for erotic magazines in the late eighties.

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Polyphonic Size - PS (1981, BE, electronic/new wave) 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 06:31 PM - Music, - BE, English
Actually, Polyphonic Size has never been a real band, but Roger-Marc Vande Voorde's project.
Being a true Rolling Stones fan, he started to learn guitar and began to play in small local bands : Berk, Reynolds, Magnetix and mostly Melody.
Roger-Marc was also running a belgian Stranglers fanzine: Strangled. He first met Jean-Jacques Burnel in Cologne in 1978, then sent him the 2 Polyphonic Size EP. JJ listens to the singles and offers to produce the next right away.
In early 1981, Polyphonic Size records this maxi single, PS, including a robotic cover version of the Rolling Stones classic, Mother's Little Helper. The four other tracks are "Girlscout" (sung with an english friend called Angie), Men & Construction, On the Way To Medora and a brand new version of Saison. This time, Polyphonic Size is also Martine Bourlée (who is also RM's girl friend) and Jean Marc Lederman (lately in Kid Montana and the Weathermen).

Side one:
1 Mother's little helper [3:03]
2 Girlscout [3:18]

Side two:
1 Men and construction [1:44]
2-3 On the way to Medora - Saison [5:22]

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Stephane Gasparini - La lecon de chant Electro-Magnetique (1983, IT/FR, electronic/opera) 
Friday, June 29, 2007, 07:44 PM - Music, - FR, - IT, English
How did an adjective like Electro Magnetic, which only originated in 1823, germinate in the minds of J. Offenbach and E. Bourget, so that today it has become a common term.
Just imagine an Italian singing teacher in 1983 with his own recording studio comprising numerous electro-magnetic instruments, intent on promoting a reticent singing student who he must back up with synthesizers and sound mixing panels. We must jump a century to react with the same enthusiasm.
(from the sleeve notes)

I found this on the market. If you dislike opera voices, like I do, skip to side two, there you find the instrumental rendition. That synthesizer only version is not available on cd.

Side one:
1 Introduction [2:10]
2 No 1 Andante - Tout zante sur la terre [4:24]
3 No 2 Tarentelle - C'est la vive tarentelle [1:13]
4 No 3 Ensemble - Apôtre de la foi magnétique [7:34]
5 No 3 bis La Bigornoise - Ronde (extraite de l'Ensemble) [5:13]
6 No 4 Final [1:31]

Side two:
1 Introduction [1:14]
2 No 1 Andante [1:52]
3 No 2 Tarentelle [1:12]
4 No 3 Ensemble [4:05]
5 No 3 bis La Bigornoise [3:59]
6 No 4 Final [1:31]

The uploads where damaged, I re-uploaded them again.

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The Dead Beatle 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 07:55 PM - Music, - US, English
I got a message from Alleee of Mondo Diablo. My Silly Beatles post inspired her to make a podcast with some of my shared music. She combined it with a lot of other worthwhile Beatles covers and a radio broadcast of a syndicated special detailing the Paul is Dead phenomenon, which is a funny idea: Paul is with Ringo the only Beatle who survived. The radio recording can be found on the 365 Days Project.
Alleee had so much material, she made two podcasts out of it: Two hours of silly Beatles and even sillier comments.

And while you are there, try the other episodes, they all have nice surprises.

Sjardin's Terrible Surprise - Live First (1981, NL, speed pop) 
Thursday, June 14, 2007, 04:27 PM - Music, - NL, English
Years after Group 1850 disbanded, Peter Sjardin tried to take a more commercial line with this Terrible Surprise. The music was a kind of speedy rock 'n' roll in Herman Brood and Gruppo Sportivo style. Herman Brood later took over the female background singers.
The critics were merciless. Not quite rightly, I think. The music is not bad, but don't expect Group 1850.

Ella Elbersen: vocals
Wouter Planteydt: guitar, percussion
Peter Sjardin: lead vocals, organiser
Robbie Smits: vocals
Kees van der Vooren: fender bass
Wilfrid Snellens: drums, percussion

This is the only recording they made. After this failure, Peter stopped making music and retreated anonymously in a basement in Amsterdam.

This is a hand-numbered edition, from 1 to a 1000. (NR 315)

Side one:
1 Rip off love [5:27]
2 Time killer [2:34]
3 One [3:15]
4 Collage castrate code [3:38]
5 Tokyo [3:05]
6 The wrong information [3:31]

Side two:
1 Can't control [3:32]
2 Unknown queen [2:46]
3 Raped [1:52]
4 The dutch scene [4:23]
5 Sun is coming [5:56]

Put your head on the cover between Robbie and Ella, everybody is a star

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The Who Boys (UK, plunder/mashup) 
Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 07:18 PM - Music, - UK, English
Six albums full of cleverly combined songs of others and some originals. All downloadable!
They call it Mashup pop.

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