In the early 1980s New York’s Ike Yard released two Factory Records-associated releases, each one radically different from the other, yet both offer delightful sounds of the future as seen from 1982.
Seiche lived and died without anyone knowing their name, and their 1981 demo tape in LP form is now a highly sought-after collectable. This reissue highlights a young trio with plenty of ambition and potential to match.
British New Wave band Modern English will forever be remembered for their sole hit, the superb “I Melt With You.” But there was more to the band than that hit, and the reissue of the band’s first two albums highlight a band much better than the “one-hit wonder” tag might lead you to believe.
This fantastic little seven inch single compiles the two best sides from one of the finest punk bands to come out of Alaska circa 1981.
Taken from the Factory Benelux release, The Plateau Phase..
The story of a 13-year-old autistic redneck experiencing NYC noise rock for the first time.
A few words on the legendary Don Williams, who passed away Friday at the age of 78.
Taken from the Real Gone Music released, Shock Tactics.
Taken from the Funky Town Grooves release, Everything In Place.
Remembering Greg Kihn Band’s founder and bassist Steve Wright.