Saturday, January 25, 2014

ST 37 - "Voice In The Closet" (1989)

ST 37 was a quirky band straight out of Austin, Texas! Here's a cut "from space w/love," a 1989 release called "Voice In The Closet!" I would assume this band is as loved as The 13th Floor Elevators in Texas! If not, they should be!

Sometimes people were real helpful, and would send me things like this informative 'Test Chart" I got from ST 37!
Try it yourself to see!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RAY CARMEN - "More Than Enough" (1991)

I've traded a lot of tapes with Ray Carmen over the years! Ray is a Pop genius from Ohio, and a real nice guy all at the same time! That's more than enough in my book! Here's a cut from his 1991 cassette titled "re: mix ep"

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Hangin' Out With Bonnington Truce
Well, I wish I hadn't destroyed the other blog, my memory was better back then! Whatever, one of my favorite tapes I ever got came from Gulfport, Mississippi in the late 1980's! The band was called Bonnington Truce, and was Patrick Wallace on vocals and guitar, Earl Lundy on vocals and keyboards, Ben Young on vocals and guitar, Jeff Bridges on bass, and Hugh O'Neill on drums! Here's a couple of reasons to love them:

Bonnington Truce - Find The Way

Patrick Wallace can also sound spot on like John Lennon when he wants to, check it out!

Bonnington Truce - By My Windows      Sounds like a lost Beatles' song!

Bonnington Truce - Instant Karma

Saturday, January 11, 2014

We're Name Is PLATE - "Lemon Rubbers" (1989)

Here's a very interesting song from a complex band out of Richmond, Virginia, called PLATE from their 1989 cassette release "We're Name Is PLATE!"


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DON'T BE STUPID - Baghead Records (1987)

"Conformity Is Deformity!!!"
Being included on a various artists compilation album seemed like a good way to get more people to hear our music, so in 1987, I sent a copy of "The Worm's Turn" to Baghead Records and they used  3 songs on this comp tape called "Don't Be Stupid!"  Mostly us and a bunch of punk bands, our songs stood out like three sore thumbs!

Here's an uplifting little number from that tape by the band DECLINE - "Nuclear Death"