I have been buying 45s like crazy lately and would love to know what everyone's favorites are. Personally, I can't stop listening to the Ketamines 'Line by Line' 7". Really great stuff.
Honorable mentions would be GG King - 'Adult Rock' and Thee Ludds - 'Where to Begin'
Post up your favorites new and old.
Pam and the Passions - Summertime
Eastern Dark - Johnny and dee Dee
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
Plunderers - Didnt see them
Dillinger - Chinese Soul Train
Doom Town - Walking through walls
Modern Pets - Plastic Mind
A10 - Badly Burned
Hellacopters - City Slang
Goodbye Johnnys - Night will fall
I've been under the impression for the last 33 years or so that the best 45 of all time is "Surrender" b/w "Auf Weidersehen" by CHEAP TRICK.
I can't think of the BRIDES without thinking of the time they played a matinee show up here in Green Bay and Ross and the boys got busted for drinking in the parking lot...by a BIKE COP. They were just sitting there, sheepishly, while a man in bicycle shorts dutifully wrote them a ticket in broad daylight. That took a little of the edge off their swagger that show, that's fo' sho'. I always thought their best song was their cover of "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" by SOLOMON BURKE.
Buzzzzzz Jimmy Gordon is one of my fave 45's, a great surf fuzz instrumental!
The Dirty Wurds - Why / Takin My Blues Away
Him & The Others - I Mean It / She's Got Eyes That Tell Lies
FAVORITES THAT i DON'T HAVE - The Troggs "Just A Little Too Much" , RAW records , maybe '78? The REAL Garage Punk , The Johnny Burnette/Ricky Nelson classic gets the Troggs treatment. RAW also released the outstanding "Showbiz" single by The Downliners Sect.
Hey, that was wild--or should I say groovy?--had no idea The Troggs did anything that late.
YOU CAN SAY "GROOVY" . NO BARRIERS , HERE (I DON'T THINK.) . Oh , yeah ! The Troggs kept recording well into the '90s , if not later. The last major release , that I know of , was "Athens Andover", a mostly strong LP/CD , inspite of , not because of , direct REM involvement. That was in the early 90's. I interviewed Reg Presley in 2000 , and , at that time , he said they had a World Cup song for Manchester United that was ready to go , but , the label went bankrupt , so , they decided to hang on to it until the next World Cup. Don't think anythng ever came of it....But , until Presley's extremely unfortunate recent battle with Lung Cancer put a nearly 50 year career on ice , The Troggs were still kicking ass and taking names as of a year or so ago. There's plenty of evidence of that on You Tube , as well.
favorite 7" and one i recently got my hands on:
The Gories - Nitroglycerine/Makin Love
Too many to sensibly list, so here are five. Supercharger - Icepick 7" on Pre-BS. The aforementioned Teengenerate release on Wild Wild. Buzzcocks' Love You More on United Artists. The Undertones - You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?) on Sire. Magazine - A Song From Under The Floorboards on Virgin. Although the Peel session version of the latter is the one which really makes the hairs of my neck prick up in nostalgic attention.
I gotta agree with both of you - as soon as I saw the discussion topic, in fact, I thought of that Brides record. Oddly enough, I just picked it up last month. Some foolish or desperate person sold his entire HUGE punk collection (over a thousand records) to my local record store in June, and I was able to get my hands on a bunch of Rip-Off Records releases, including the aforementioned Brides 45.
Totally agree with that estimation on the Brides 45. PC Action is my favorite Time Flys song too.
This is the 7" I've played most over the last couple of months. It's the Wobbly Lamps ep, 3 tracks of low-fi, low-end garage goodness. Reviews have drawn comparisons to Billy Childish, Sonics, Country Teasers, The Fall, King Khan, Moonhearts, Cramps, Make-Up, Trashmen, Stooges, Thee Oh Sees, Slug Guts and Radar Eyes.
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The Astronauts - Surf Party b/w Kuk