Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Princess Leather+Screaming Angels+We Came To Destroy-Heather Leather

Heather Leather, hell yes, let's rock!!!
Hailing from San Antonio this family band came to 'destroy' with a fantastic brand of 'out-of-tune' heavy metal that leaves most of the 80's metal bands trembling in it's wake.
Not sure why there aren't more all female heavy metal bands as most fans are men (boys?!) you'd think that it would be a winner...I'm sure someone somewhere has written a paper on it...
Anyhow,'Princess Leather' is an epic track that totally sums up the appeal of Heavy Metal and surely is ripe for a cover version, having said that I think my favourite is 'Screaming Angels' as I'm all for a bit of 'Uriah Heep' style wailing, though the guitar solo's on 'We Came To Destroy' are pretty special too.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Pump Up The Bitter+Are You Affilated+Song For Europe_Star Turn

As it says on the cover this was a top U.K hit which led to a legendary Top Of the Pops appearance from the one and only Star Turn... and if you're of a certain age it may also feature as part of a rather comic soundtrack to bombing around off your tits from one venue to another...this is the extended version of 'bitter', alongside the original 'Are You Affilated' and Star Turns classic 'Song for Europe'
'There're are two plums on the bandit...lend me a call...'
Top stuff.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Wonderdog Ruff Mix+Living On A Farm-Simon Cowell

Upon hearing the news that Simon Cowell has just signed a $100 million US TV deal for X-factor I thought I'd dig out his very first hit(and b-side) for you all to cherish and marvel at.
It's not such a long journey to Susan Boyle et all...enjoy!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Helping Hands+Skin+Imagination-Slim Goodbody

It's the New Year and thoughts turn to health, looking after our bodies and physical fitness after the xmas excess...well, it does for some of us...;)
So here is the wonderful and more than slighty freaky 'Slim Goodbody'.
Now this might jog a few of our American pals memories as he featured on TV shows thorughout the 70's/80's and is still going strong to this day.
The tracks here are from his 'Inside-Out and its his magnum-opus, the very pinnacle of his ethos epitomised in the skin tight 'Inside-Out' costume he always seems to wear like some paedo-super hero. 'Helping Hands' sets the lyrical and musical tone for the rest dealing with the heart,skin, nose etc...
Got to love 'Imagination which must be the only anti-drug song to use the reasoning that birds don't need drugs and liquor to fly/get high, so why do we?
Think my favourite lyric though, amongst many gems has to be on the rather fonky Skin...
'and what's my outside hide that keeps my fluids inside-Skin'...although 'the epidermis on the surface with a dermis and a fat below' runs it very close...

Monday, 4 January 2010

Jim's Garage+To Sit On A Sandwich+Brute's Circus Metaphor-Brute Force

Starting New Year with a cracker that's soon to be re-issued, 'I, Brute Force. Confections of Love'. We've already sampled Mr Force on this site with his superb 'King Of Fuh' on the Beatles apple label and this album raises the bar in every way.
Yes, it's silly and many will be put of by this obvious frivolity, but if it doesn't drive you insane then the chances are you'll be listening to these tracks over and over...