Where is the love for all these bands from my vinyl 12-inch "T" shelf who have rarely if ever been mentioned on ILM?

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Tantra
The Tazmanian Devils
Techno Animal
Teen Cthulu
Telex
Teque Nick/Bhundu Boys
Terranova
Test Dept.
H.F. Thiefaine
Linda G. Thompson (german disco not british folk-rock)
Billy Thorpe
Henry Threadgill
Three Johns
Thundermug
Pam Tillis
Timex Social Club
Tin Huey
Too Badd
Liz Torres
Trans-X
Pat Travers
Trax
Treacherous Three
Trickeration
Trigger
Trinere
TSOL
23 Skinner
Two Man Sound
Two Sisters
Tyree

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Two Man Sound "Que tal America" ?

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three johns.

sigh. too damn good to be forgotten.

and Test dept.

Boom.Bash.Scrape.Politics.

i have a scary fold out cover album that seriously scared me when all folded out from 1984 (ish) Unacceptable Face of Freedom ??

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Teen Cthulu... they've got a couple good tracks here and there.

terranova is good too.
m.

msp (mspa), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I suppose I should always point out the tedious Miami Bass stuff...

Time X Social Club's Rumors sparked many answer records. One such was by a Larry Davis/Henry Stone/Paul Klein concocted group called 'Vicious Rumor Club' doing "Rumor Rap", released on the newly setup Hot sub-label Time-X records. (This was that year when Morris Levy was forced to leave the country due to his "financial dealings", causing the collapse of Morris & Henry's Sunnyview Records. Henry setup Hot Records as the TK-esque umbrella label later that year).

After a couple more ignored songs, the group faded into obscurity, but Henry Stone kept the sub-label alive under the Hot banner, which is where they ended up releasing the L'trimm stuff, along with one of my personal faves, 'Boys form the Bottom'.

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Henry Threadgill has a whole lot of my love. (And I have a half-dozen of his recordings) Ol' Henry is a mofunka of a composer and bandleader for sure.

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have a bunch of Techno Animal on one of the "Electric Ladyland" comps and it hurts my brain. In a really good way. Cuddles up nicely next to the Panacea tracks.

TSOL is great when not veering dangerously close to cheezmetal on the later albums.

John Justen (johnjusten), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'Rumors' by Timex Social Club is worth a listen. As I've said countless times before, Chromeo like, totally pilfered it for 'Needy Girl' (and haven't credited them, the tall bespectacled guy got real antsy with me when I asked about this). 'Rumors' = 80s sub-Rick James funkelectro track and good.

Trinere is up there with Debbie Deb and Connie and it seems like her song titles get mixed up with those. One of Amos Larkin III's girls and 'I'll be all you ever need' is killer - check that vocoder one-syllable rap breakdown!

Affectian (Affectian), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Big, mutant thumbs up from me for Tin Huey's "Contents Dislodged During Shipment,' one of my favorite new wave arty-facts.

HEADS!
PUPPET HEADS!!
MY CAR IS FILLED WITH...

Daniel Peterson (polkaholic), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'Rumors' by Timex Social Club is worth a listen. As I've said countless times before, Chromeo like, totally pilfered it for 'Needy Girl' (and haven't credited them, the tall bespectacled guy got real antsy with me when I asked about this). 'Rumors' = 80s sub-Rick James funkelectro track and good.

Heartbreaker! But if you can e-mail this track that would heal the pain...

$V£N! (blueski), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shit, how did I zoom in on Rumors for the Miami Bass post when Trinere was there?!

Trinere was actually Pretty Tony's protege. Connie was Amos Larkin's. But while we're on the subject...

Amos insisted to Henry Stone that they needed a Cuban or Puerto Rican girl to sing 'Funky Little Beat', whereas Henry wanted a Black girl. Amos scouted for Connie as a result.

During that time, Amos was living in the studio and doing enough drugs to keep him awake long enough to pump out 3 songs per weekend. He aslo produced Bass Rock Express for MC ADE, and Ghetto Jump for Krush II the same weekend he recorded Funky Little Beat. Then the drugs, and 2 Live Crew's success, caught up with him...

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Perhaps the "23 Skinner" record might actually be the "23 Skinner" 12-inch single by Stretchheads. If I'm remembering correctly, it's this weird screamy dance record that eventually breaks into an endless cut-up of the theme from "Rhoda." Or was there a band called "23 Skinner" too?

Douglas (Douglas), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think that might be it, Douglas! It's a 12-inch single; I just bought it at Princeton Record Exchange once, because it had really weird titles (which sadly I do not have in front of me right now) and an even weirder cover. I filed it under 23 Skinner, though, since that seemed like the most likely band name.

I believe I prefer cheezmetal TSOL to their earlier punk incarnation, but I haven't heard the latter in decades, so I might be wrong. On the album I have, they look like the Cult or somebody on the cover.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And yeah, a Google search says the 23 Skinner/Stretchheads 12" is on Blast First, which sounds right too. So...who the hell are Stretchheads??

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wonderful, very odd, very very very fast band from Glasgow. I wrote the Trouser Press entry on 'em: http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=stretchheads

Douglas (Douglas), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>Two Man Sound "Que tal America" ? <

Well, *Capitol Tropical*, the 1982 or so LP with that song on it. They also an Euro-island-disco version of "Jet Boy Jet Girl" (aka "Ca Plane Pour Moi") called "Bad Boy Bad Girl"!

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I NEED THAT RECORD (am sort of obsessed with Ca Plane Pour Moi and its spinoffs)

Douglas (Douglas), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Stretchheads entry contains, I just realized, a line I totally stole from Bob Xgau. I owe him a cup of coffee now.

Douglas (Douglas), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

cant say i like any techno animal solo stuff, but their porter ricks collab has always been my favourite dub techno album. and of course telex moscow disco and tantras hills of katmandu are flawless disco tracks

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Another vote for the Tin Huey!! "Cuyahoga Creeping Bent" - you can hear the Roxy Music influence. (Most of the old singles/rarities are supposed to come out on CD later this year.) Again an opportunity to say, Chris Butler is a musical genious.

diedre mousedropping and a quarter (Dave225), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>(am sort of obsessed with Ca Plane Pour Moi and its spinoffs) <

Me too. You should check out the new 45 by a band called Death of Fashion, one side of which is totally steals the riff. And I mention a whole bunch of other ones in the "Jet Boys in Outer Space" chapter of my second book.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I find it hard to believe you searched ilm and found Henry Threadgill rarely if ever mentioned, but I guess it's possible. Most of the Henry Threadgill Sextett albums are jaw-droppingly great; his work with various combos since then (Very Very Circus, Make a Move and others) is spotty but intermittently wondrous. And that's not even getting into his early work with Air, session work w/Material etc.

666, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

treacherous three , worth a listen, barebones early hiphop, is it the xmas rap single?

m0stly clean (m0stly clean), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Nope, I've got their 1984 album (on Vogue/Sugarhill France -- never came out in the States I don't think) with six or so of their early singles on it, plus "The New Rap Language" on 12-inch, plus at least one other 12-inch -- "Put the Boogie in Your Body," I believe.

Didn't do searches on any of these (I don't have *that* much time on my hands), so yeah, maybe one or two of the ones on the list have been mentioned on ILM more than I've noticed. No harm in that, though -- "rarely" is sort of a relative term, right? (And it's always interesting to hear what people say about acts like Henry Threadgill, regardless.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>Time X Social Club's Rumors sparked many answer records.<

Bobby Jimmy and the Critters: "Look at all these roaches/Around here every day." Or something like that...

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there'll be roaches hangin around on judgement day

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...or something like that.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Stevem, I don't get why your heart is broken but rub this mp3 on it to make it all better: http://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2PSSFZACGA5ZW10GNC6KU93CSJ (Timex Social Club - Rumors)


PPW, ah I think I thought Pretty Tony and Amos were the same person. Weird how they had such a similar sound. I'd love to read a book on what those guys got up to / how they ended up.

Affectian (Affectian), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Telex -> consists of Marc Moulin and some other people. Are considered to be one of the founders of commercial electro-pop. Definitely classic stuff, even if the vocals are a bit cheesy. Moscow Disco is their biggest hit.

Timex Social Club -> Oooh classique. I love'em so much.

nathalie's baby (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bobby Jimmy (Russ Par) was the Weird Al of Hip-Hop.

Big Mouth - Big Butt
Everlasting Bass - Overlapping Waist
etc.

But aside from that, he may be the real backbone of West Coast Hip-Hop's origins. Before Dre. Maybe before Egyptian Lover. I think he set up shop first, and helped the others get set up.

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>Definitely classic stuff, even if the vocals are a bit cheesy<

No - definitely classic stuff in part BECAUSE the vocals are cheesy.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Billy Thorpe -- Australian version of Mark Farner, or maybe not. With the Aztecs, did a very loud, stompingly primitive heavy rock and roll. I have a box set, "Lock Up Your Mothers" or maybe it's "Daughters" that puts together a lot of material from live LPs and a couple studio things. It's essentially a super-sized take on Grand Funk's live "black" album. Probably responsible for Rose Tattoo.

Pat Travers -- I was just listening to last night. First album had a version of Little Walter's "Boom Boom Out Go the Lights" that became beloved by arena audiences, usually right next to "Snortin' Whiskey, Drinkin' Cocaine," which I always hated. Does a great version of "Hot Rod Lincoln." Did a lot of very funky heavy guitar rock. Popoff's reviews in his 70's book are very accurate. Swung towards a metal flavor upon hiring Pat Thrall on second guitar and Tommy Aldridge of Black Oak Arkansas on drum for "Heat In the Street." My favorite record of his is "Putting It Straight."

Trigger -- Jersey bar band, I saw them in Ocean City, signed to Casablanca. One album, some of which sounded like a lighter version of Slade. For the cover, they dressed foolishly, like Slade. Singing drummer, who did a Rod Stewart impression. "Baby Don't Cry" is the song I recall best. Wish I still had the record.

TSOL -- soCal punk band. "Code Blue" with the motif, "I wanna fuck the dead," a song I never want to hear again. Punk rock crap distinguished only by the fact it was there first. Later started switching member and became a really shitty LA hard rock/metal band.

George Smith, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"No - definitely classic stuff in part BECAUSE the vocals are cheesy."

hah! I should've known you were gonna say this. I dunno, it's not about the vocals being dated and therefore cheesy, it's just the fact they are Belgian and their English was/is crap. ;-) I don't know, should listen to it again. :-)

nathalie's baby (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>>>Teen Cthulhu

Read here for my full long spiel on Teen Cthulhu

I'll just add that I hope they become remembered as a cornerstore hardcore/death metal band a la Charles Bronson a la Born Against (minus the death metal part in the latter two of course.) Former members have moved on to Doomsday 1999, who are also great, but not quite Teen Cthulhu.

>>>Trans-X

"STOHP! (stohp stohp)" *bleep bleep* *woman: leeveeng on veedio*
*ASSAULT OF CAR ALARM SOUND EFFECT SYNTH SOUNDS*
"LEEVEENG ON VEEDIOH oh OH oh OH!"

Of course, classic. The cornerstone retro electro pop tune (dare I bring up "Italo-disco" in another Xhuxk thread?) of Elektroclash, for better or worse.

It wasn't about how cheesy the lyrics were as much as how OVERTLY FEY the delivery was... it was overtly fey *and* trying to sound futuristic at the same time, but ended up sounding like a weird vocal affectation/impediment instead. It's predecessor, Overdrive's "Tekno Talk", is eerily foreshadowing, but not nearly as campy as this song was.

I got this originally as a no-label Atlantic U.S. 12", but I found a Mexican pressing of the single which, ostensibly, had "the band" on it. The guy was caked in make up, and looked like a failed audition for The Hunger but somehow ended up at the Tootsie auditions instead. And then there's the glaring-from-the-side female with a rather cheeky face and long red hair. I'll have to snap a picture of that 12" when I get home, and post a link here. It has to be seen to be believed.

donut debonair (donut), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised there's not more here on Telex. Aside from Moskow, there was a time when I was in love with Pakmovast. There's still a time when I'm sadly dissappointed in their collab with Sparks.

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'll also add that Teen Cthulhu were split album whores. They've done about five or six split albums? I mention this because one of them got a CD issue recently... I don't know the other band's material, but their name may actually outdo Teen Cthulhu.. the name? Cream Abdul Babar.

Telex are a band whose records i own, but I just haven't allotted the time to fully dig in. I don't have "Moskow Disco" on 12", though I have it on CD on a comp somewhere. I do have Sex from 1981(?) and the singles for "Peanuts" and "Temporary Chicken". They are indeed underrated.

donut debonair (donut), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Worth noting that the vocalist from TSOL ran for governor of California in the recall election that brought us Schwartzenneger. (also, tsol distinguished not only by being early hardcore, but by going quasi-Goth on their first LP. major suckage though)

666, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>Billy Thorpe -- Australian version of Mark Farner, or maybe not.<

I know you're a big Aztecs fan, but what do you think of his solo stuff, George? ("Children of the Sun" was a sort of bizarre extended post-prog-disco hit on AOR stations in Detroit in 1979 or so.)

Also wondering if George has any Thundermug opinions stored up...

xhuxk, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(also, tsol distinguished not only by being early hardcore, but by going quasi-Goth on their first LP. major suckage though)

What are you referring to as sucky here?

donut debonair (donut), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 18:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I only saw a Thundermug record once. No idea, other than that. Used to see "Children of the Sun" all over the place, never bought it, sounds worth finding again for cheap. I bet the guy had something to do with Kings of the Sun, too.

George Smith, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 18:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Telex entered Eurovision in 1980 with a song called, um, "Eurovision". They played it VERY deadpan on the night - totally incongruous compared to everything else on offer - probably baffled half of Europe - didn't do terribly well, but I was most impressed.

Trans-X's Living On Video album was a considerable disappointment; there were these strange limp pop tracks which sounded a bit like Moroder-period Sparks, without really pulling it off.

The Two Sisters album was good - it was actually released as a six-track (or was it eight-track) EP in the UK, for the price of a 12", which was weird marketing. "B-Boys Beware" and "High Noon" spring to mind. Female rap meets stark electro-funk.

Fond memories of Tyree's "Turn Up The Bass", which helped define hip-house. "Tyree Cooper, the producer, awesome super-duper trouper..."

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 22:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(also, tsol distinguished not only by being early hardcore, but by going quasi-Goth on their first LP. major suckage though)

What are you referring to as sucky here?

I think the album was called "Dance with Me." It was really sucky

666, Wednesday, 18 May 2005 22:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ah.

As for the Trans-X album.. good yes, it sucked hard, save the title track.

donut debonair (donut), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 23:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

God, I love my record collection, but it seems so *boring* after reading this thread.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 23:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>Test dept.
Boom.Bash.Scrape.Politics.
i have a scary fold out cover album that seriously scared me when all folded out from 1984 (ish) Unacceptable Face of Freedom ??<

Was that the one with also, like, the Striking Welsh Miners choir or something? The only thing I still own is their boom-bashing debut 12-inch single, "Compulsion"/"Pulsations" (which may or may not be worth money now, assuming anybody gives a shit, which is doubtful); it was kinda downhill from there as I recall. I remember having a brief tolerance for an album called *Beating the Retreat* -- was that their debut? I think it was a box set! If so, are Test Dept the only band ever to debut with a box set? Probably not, but still. (Also, did Test Dept and Einsturzende Neubauten fans get along, or was it sort of a Blur vs Oasis/mods vs rockers situation at the time?)

xhuxk, Thursday, 19 May 2005 20:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

revive

skogsturken, Thursday, 25 March 2010 02:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

bump

skogsturken, Thursday, 25 March 2010 03:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

revive

karma chamillionaire (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 25 March 2010 04:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

bump

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 March 2010 04:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

revive, Thursday, 25 March 2010 05:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

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sturkskogen, Thursday, 25 March 2010 05:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

'Rumors' by Timex Social Club is worth a listen. As I've said countless times before, Chromeo like, totally pilfered it for 'Needy Girl' (and haven't credited them, the tall bespectacled guy got real antsy with me when I asked about this). 'Rumors' = 80s sub-Rick James funkelectro track and good.
Trinere is up there with Debbie Deb and Connie and it seems like her song titles get mixed up with those. One of Amos Larkin III's girls and 'I'll be all you ever need' is killer - check that vocoder one-syllable rap breakdown!

― Affectian (Affectian), Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:09 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark

I just listened to 'rumors' and this is otm

gonna throw out all my chromeo posters now

dayo, Sunday, 23 October 2011 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink

out of everything on that list, i really only have actual LOVE for telex and tin huey. i mean, i like a lot of that stuff. just bought a tazmanian devils album a couple weeks ago. and i do LOVE certain liz torres singles, but more as a vehicle for freestyle edits and dubs that i love. nothing against liz though. i do own about 10 pat travers albums, but i don't know if i love him. i like his records a lot. i like trinere singles too. oh and i guess i do love that trax album.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

wait, they had two albums. i love the first one.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:39 (five years ago) Permalink

sometimes i honestly can't believe that pete bellotte was from england. the vast majority of my dance music heroes are not from england. were his parents italian immigrants? he played a big part in making my favorite song of the 70's.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean, obviously, i worship, you know, cozy powell and fun boy three and five million u.k. new wave dance 12 inches from the 80's, but i guess i was thinking more in the disco realm.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

and, also, as an oi fan, i do the lambeth walk on a daily basis. so, lots of love, and all that rot.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I deeply love Test Dept and the Three Johns. I have the Tin Huey album and it's good too. All those early Threadgill Sextet records are really hard to find, unfortunately.

sleeve, Sunday, 23 October 2011 16:54 (five years ago) Permalink

is there more than one Tin Huey album? i got one in the bargain bin a few days ago

sarahel, Sunday, 23 October 2011 19:49 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

I just found an ancient mixtape I made, new wave and post punk bands dabbling in reggae: Debbie Harry, Pretenders, Slits... and it ends with a song I had completely forgotten, and couldn't remember who sang until I googled it: Tazmanian Devils, "Dirty Bop Party." I think I had a promo 45, as I've never seen this LP.

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Dammit. Look it up if you're interested.

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:05 (one month ago) Permalink


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