Mr John Dowie - Another Close Shave (1977, UK, weird) 
Monday, December 25, 2006, 06:35 PM - Music, - UK, Fun, English
I saw John Dowie once on a festival. With another guy, they introduced each other as Mr. John Dowie. They did a song called 'Only Men Shave', as opposed to 'Only Women Bleed' which was a hit for Julie Covington at that time.



He hated the Dutch, but I loved him.
Later on he worked a lot together with Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog, Monty Python, Ruttles).

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Adrian Munsey - The Lost Sheep (1979, UK, weird) 
Sunday, December 24, 2006, 06:24 PM - Music, - UK, Fun, English
Weird record. It is not clear to me if was meant that way when it was recorded. Adrian still makes melancholy music with his orchestra as you can hear and see on his website.



Somebody posted the video on YouTube. Mr Munsey impersonates his sheep here.
(the original video is removed, so I linked to another version)

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Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart - Live in Holland (1982-1983, UK) 
Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 06:03 PM - Music, - UK, English
In the early eighties a lot of new wave bands were recorded live and transmitted by Dutch radio.
I recorded some of them on cassette tape. Including two concerts of Jah Wobble. It is not his best period, the music is a kind of improvisation jazz funk.
The first concert was in Vera, Groningen, the Netherlands on November 21st 1982, the second on Pandora's Music Box festival in de Doelen, Rotterdam, September 3rd 1983.
I removed the worst drop-outs and the clicks generated by the fridge.
As a bonus track (do I sound like a cd label or what?) I added How Much Are They from the live double cd viva!eight, recorded at the Town & Country Club, London on September 6th 1992.



01 Introduction (1982) [0:12]
02 Hollywood 1 (1982) [7:00]
03 Jam 2 (1982) [7:41]
04 Jam 3 (1982) [8:24]
05 Jam 4 (1982) [6:17]
06 Fading (1982) [4:03]
07 Hollywood 2 (1982) [9:08]
08 Invaders (1983) [5:15]
09 Hollywood 2 (1983) [5:49]
10 Snake Charmer (1983) [4:40]
11 Brasil (1983) 4:51]
12 How Much Are They (1992) [8:10]

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Invaders of the Heart around 1982. I got this photo from Patrick of the Yahoo Jah Wobble group.

JW (on Yahoo Jah Wobble group):
Patrick thanks for the photo (who is that thin geezer with hair?) and 'W' the download address.... that early incarnation of 'The Invaders' was a fine band; Annie, Ollie, Lee, Nev and Animal. Nev is back on the firm again at the moment. Still a very solid player. I saw Ollie in LA last year...it was nice to see him. That band was ahead of its time as they say...such good players and yet they were so young...
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The Yobs - Christmas Album (1980, UK, punk rock) 
Monday, December 11, 2006, 06:43 PM - Music, - UK, English
The Yobs were the Boys. Maybe they thought this alias was a swell idea.
Traditional songs with loud guitars, drums, shouting and swearing. Jingle Bells got a different approach: slow synthesizer work.
Again available on cd.



Here is a list of Christmas punk albums: http://www.mistletunes.com/punk.html

Side one:
1 Rub-A-Dum Dum
2 The Ballad of the Warrington
3 Another Christmas
4 Doggy
5 Jingle Bells
6 Auld Long Syne

Side two:
1 Silent Night
2 Silver Bells
3 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S - Gloria
4 12 Days of Christmas
5 White Christmas - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
6 May The Good Lord Bless & Keep You

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Cabaret Voltaire - Seconds too late (1980, UK, electronic/new wave) 
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Soft Cell - Memorabilia (1981, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Friday, November 24, 2006, 06:41 PM - Music, - UK, English
Not the first single from Soft Cell as I thought, but the third as you can read on the Marc Almond site. Anyway the first 12" and a good one. About the neurotic side of travelling and a consumer nightmare. Musically well expressed. A 7 on the White Noise Scale.



Produced by Daniel Miller of the Normal and owner of Mute records.

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Killing Joke - Nervous System (1979, UK, new wave/gothic) 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 06:29 PM - Music, - UK, English
The first, double B-sided, 10" of Killing Joke. Less 'heavy' than their later work, more dub-like.
It was not packed in a proper sleeve, just the front on a sheet of paper and some cards where included.



1 Nervous System [4:19]
2 Turn to Red [4:02]
3 Are you receiving? [4:55]

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