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My favorite New Wave albums that nobody ever heard

Discuss your favorite songs, artists or post your top ten lists from the new wave era or related genres.

Postby ocean » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:07 pm

Some more obscure favorites to add to this topic....

1) A DAY IN PARIS Rhymes On Vinyl / Prey (2 EP's)
2) DAVE ADAMS Dancing In My Sleep LP (trendy synth-pop from 1986)
3) ART IN THE DARK 4 Song E.P. (as close to "Murmer" era R.E.M. as you can get - the band was out of Athens & produced by Mitch Easter.
4) THE CARGO SECT - Independence LP (amazing start to finish & very rare)
5) THE EXPRESSION Conscience LP (2nd release from this great band)
6) FREE WORLD (self-titled LP from 1986)...little known synth / electronics band from CT.
7) IT'S ALL OVER (self-titled LP from about 1986 - local Winter Park FL alternative band.
8) PASSION PUPPETS Beyond The Pale LP (1984)
9) THE TALK New Language LP (obscure synth-wave from MT in 1984)
10) WAVES OF GRAIN The West Was Fun LP (CA band from 1985)

As with any top ten list - it could all change tomorrow.
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Postby devildog » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:25 pm

How about:

The Mothmen - One Black Dot (1982)
Arms Akimbo - This Is Not The Late Show (1987)
Big Picture - THe Homeless House (1986)
B-People - S/T & Petrified Conditions (1979 & 1981)
Darrows - Cellar Into Eaves (1986)
English Evenings - After Dark (1985)
Figures - In A Chalk Circle (1986?)
Headboys - S/T (1980)
I-Level - S/T (1983)
Other Bright Colors - Endlessly Rocks The Cradle (1986)
Silent Running - Emotional Warfare (1984)
Sometimes Y - One Full Swoop (1984)
Turning Curious - Soul Light Season (1985)
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Postby Grunch » Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:55 am

Man devildog, I haven't heard of any of the bands on your list. Are they worth finding??
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Postby pikeprof » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:28 am

Here's something for you-there was a great mostly all-female band called Wednesday Week that has ties to the Pandoras, "Paisley Underground" and The Last.

I just found their website www.wednesdayweek.com and found out their still together!!

The album on Enigma-I guess it's available on CD -but I have it on Vinyl-called "What We Had" -they had a 12" ep that was fab called "Betsy's House."

anyway-the good news for me is that the band is assembling a rarities set-so I'll soon have new Wednesday Week to listen to!!
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Postby devildog » Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:10 pm

[quote]Originally posted by pikeprof
[br]Here's something for you-there was a great mostly all-female band called Wednesday Week that has ties to the Pandoras, "Paisley Underground" and The Last.

I just found their website www.wednesdayweek.com and found out their still together!!

The album on Enigma-I guess it's available on CD -but I have it on Vinyl-called "What We Had" -they had a 12" ep that was fab called "Betsy's House."

anyway-the good news for me is that the band is assembling a rarities set-so I'll soon have new Wednesday Week to listen to!!
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Yes, I have that Wednesday Week cd. Thanks for informing us about the upcoming rarities disc, pikeprof. Should be interesting to have!
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Postby pikeprof » Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:36 am

Gee Dev-I somehow knew depite our brief row over the merits of porg rock-we would have more in common than different-I spent a good hour perusing the Wednesday Week web site and links-there's a whole tribe of people surrounding the whole wednesday week/pandoras/urinals/100 flowers/last axis that are all very much involved with music and running "boutique" labels off of the Internet and doing club gigs-

It almost reminds me of the whole "international pop underground" scene of the mid-80s-guess the more things change-the more they stay the same-eh?
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Postby pikeprof » Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:39 am

ooops-meant "prog rock"-sorry
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Postby devildog » Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:35 am

Pretty Much, Pike. It's a sorry state of affairs that so many good artists are forced to do their own marketing these days. I really think the corporate music industry is terrible as ever. No wonder their sales keep slipping every year. You would think they would smell the coffee. Oh well, I can go on and on about the biz... [xx(]

BTW, I know we probably share more likes than dislikes. Even so, a little disagreement is always good. Since you like Wednesday Week, do you know the band, Devonsquare? Similar sound. Good folky stuff.
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Postby pikeprof » Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:08 am

I don't know that group-but now I know to look for them-it may be good that some of these artists are doing their own marketing-they know who their fans are and what sort of people like their music-Kelly Callan of Wednesday Week is now a label head in addition to being a musician-so, I'm sure she has more control over what she does-also they can run it an economy of scale-they know how much product to put out and know they can hawk it online and at their gigs

And some of these people market each other's stuff-Sid Griffin (Long Ryders) sells some of Peter Case's stuff on his web site and I'm sure that others so the same and link to each other
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Postby Grunch » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:25 am

Fascinating, simply fascinating
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Postby sgrejda » Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:47 pm

Two favorites that have stood the test of time:
Shriekback-Jam Science
Magazine-The Correct Use of Soap (Noted that a CD of Howard Devoto's "Jerky Versions of the Dream" is going for upwards of $147 on e-bay. Anybody noticing? How about a re-issue.)
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Postby goutroy » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:05 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>John Ruth "I am a Model"

I'm transfering to cd as we speak.

A cross between OMD, Expanded Heads, Numan, Ultravox pretty good for a one man band from New York. The east coast had John Ruth and the west coast had Dane Conover (Trees).
[/quote]

Wow, I just bought this album this past weekend and tried looking it up on the net to find more info... and (as always when I look up obscure 80s artists) there's a mention of him here!

Some of my favorite unknown albums are:

Autumn Cathedral-Asleep Within Waves
Royal Family and the Poor-Temple of the 13 Tribe
APB-Something to Believe In
Dark Day-Windows
Modern English-Mesh and Lace (their first and best album!)
John Ruth-I am a Model
Experimental Products-Prototype
Secession-A Dark Enchantment
Abecedarians-Eureka EP
Eleven Pond-Bas Relief
Siglo XX-Re Released 81-83
Grey March-Grey March EP
Distant Thunder-Shelter
Esquisses-Esquisses LP
Screaming Dead-Dream of Yesterday
Ceramic Hello-The Absense of a Canary
Mood School-Clutter Without Decay
V/A-Paper Boats in Puddles (Brighton comp)
V/A-Darker Skratcher (LA Free Music Society comp)
Crimson Ivy-Spiritual VIsion
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Postby n/a14 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:01 pm

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Postby i_like_lectric_motors » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:13 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by foot85[/i]
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[/quote]

That+much+is+glaringly+obvious+dingleberry.%3F+%5B%3Ao%29%5D%0D%0A
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Postby mskremember » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:58 am

My favourite LPs are:


1000 MEXICANS - MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK [ A COLLECTION OF RECORDINGS 1983 - 1986 ]

SEANCE - BLUE DOLPHIN BLUE 1988 BEAT PER MINUTE MUSIC / 150 BPM

FACTION - HEAVEN 1990 THIRD MIND RECORDS.

IT'S IMMATERIAL - LIFE'S HARD AND THEN YOU DIE 1986 SIREN RECORDS LTD, ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS.

THE RESCUE - MESSAGES 1984 A&M RECORDS.

SOMEWHERE OVER ENGLAND - ALL OVER ENGLAND 1990 MOLES RECORDS.

THE SILENCERS - A LETTER FROM ST. PAUL 1987 BMG RECORDS ( UK ) LTD.

THE VOLCANOES - INTO THE PSYCHE 1986 HYBRID RECORDS.

A DROP IN THE GRAY - CERTAIN SCULPTURES 1985 GEFFEN RECORDS.

ULTRA VIOLENCE POP - BENDY BABY MAN 1985 NATIVE RECORDS.

THE WILD SWANS - BRIGING HOME THE ASHES 1988 SIRE RECORDS.

FATAL CHARM - THIS STRANGE ATRACTION 1989 FATAL MUSIC.

And many more ......


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