Rema-Rema - Wheel in the Roses (1980, UK, new wave) 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 11:36 PM - Music, - UK, English
The band consisted of Gary Asquith (guitar/vocals), Marco Pirroni (guitar), Mick Allen (bass/vocals), Mark Cox (keyboards) and Max (drums). Their sole EP, Wheel In The Roses, featured one side of studio recordings and another of live material. Their songs "Fond Affections" and "Rema-Rema" were later covered by This Mortal Coil and Big Black respectively.

Rema-Rema split up shortly after the EP's release in April 1980. Pirroni later hit the big time with Adam And The Ants. Asquith, Allen and Cox formed the short-lived Mass with Danny Briottet. Asquith then moved on to Renegade Soundwave, while Cox and Allen stayed with 4AD as part of The Wolfgang Press.

Drummer Max Prior went on to form El Trains (with Jay Strongman) and worked with Genesis P Orridge and Industrial Records as a solo artist under her real name (Dorothy), eventually joining Psychic TV full time.

Now available on cd and iPod.

Side one (studio):
1 Feedback Song [6:30]
2 Rema-Rema [4:11]

Side two (live june 1979):
1 Instrumental [4:00]
2 Fond Affections [4:00]

Not shared anymore.

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No new uploads for two weeks 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 04:59 PM - Personal, English

Too busy, sorry.
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B.B.Gabor - B.B.Gabor (1979, CA, pop) 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 06:55 PM - Music, - CA, English
B. B. Gabor was the stage name of Gabor Hegedus (1948-1990), a Hungarian-born Canadian pop singer. Hegedus fled with his parents to England in 1956 after the Soviet invasion of Hungary.
On January 17, 1990, Gabor's body was found by police at his Toronto apartment. His death was ruled a suicide. Always sad to hear those things.
Posted 2 of these songs before.

Side one:
1 Metropolitan Life [2:43]
2 Consumer [2:50]
3 Soviet Jewellery [2:38]
4 Laser Love [4:11]
5 Moscow Drug Club [4:24]

Side two:
1 Underground World [3:12]
2 All the Time [5:09]
3 Hunger, Poverty & Misery [3:48]
4 Ooh Mama [2:17]
5 Big Yellow Taxi [5:44]

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Skids - Wide Open (1978, UK, new wave) 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 06:42 PM - Music, - UK, English
When I posted live recordings of Armoury Show with Richard Jobson, I remembered I own an early 12" of the Skids, former band of Richard J.

Other Skids members:
Stuart Adamson - lead guitar
William Simpson - bass
Thomas Kellichan - drums

Side one:
1 The Saints Are Coming
2 Of One Skin

Side two:
1 Night and Day
2 Contusion

U2 and Green Day performed The Saints Are Coming live in New Orleans.
But the Skids still are better!

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T.C. Matic - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (BE, electronic rock) 
Friday, September 21, 2007, 06:47 PM - Music, - BE, English
The last post of Pandora's Music Box 1983 recordings.
One of the best bands in Europe at that time. A shame they didn't really made it in the UK and USA. Listen to this performance, live they are even better than in the studio.

Arno Hintjens - vocals
Jean-Marie Aerts - guitar
Serge Feys - synthesizer
Rudy Cloet - drums
Ferre Baelen - bass

5 songs, 18'26"

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Fad Gadget - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (UK, electronic/new wave) 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 11:00 AM - Music, - UK, English

2 songs, 5'02"

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Barclay James Harvest - Live (1974, UK, symphonic rock) 
Saturday, September 15, 2007, 06:27 PM - Music, - UK, English
For the Mellotron fetishist.
I personally prefer these live versions. In the studio BJH could polish the sound and use symphony orchestras, which made the already mellow songs too sweet. Live they had to perform the music with keyboards (mellotron!), guitar, bass and drums. That made the sound rougher.

John Lees: Lead guitar, Recorder, Vocals
Les Holroyd: Bass guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Stuart Wolstenholme: Mellotron, Electric Piano, Moog, Vocals
Mel Pritchard: Drums

Side one:
Summer Soldier [11:19]
Medicine Man [10:27]

Side two:
Crazy City [4:55]
After The Day [7:24]
The Great 1974 Mining Disaster [6:28]

Side three:
Galadriel [3:11]
Negative Earth [6:20]
She Said [8:31]

Side four:
Paper Wings [4:17]
For No One [5:48]
Mockingbird [7:40]

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