December 26, 2011

RESCUE CO. NO. 1 - Life's Too Short

RESCUE CO. NO. 1 - Life's Too Short / Then I Think About You (Rak 1971)

Second single released by UK outfit Rescue Co. No. 1, a studio project by Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow who released other records as Butterscotch and Go Go Thunder.
The verse of the song is the same as Sisters' glam stomper "Kick Your Boots Off", which came out two years later. UK issue produced by Arnold, Martin, Morrow.

December 11, 2011

TED MULRY - You've Got It / My Little Girl

TED MULRY GANG - My Little Girl / You've Got It (Mushroom 1977)
I wasn't sure which Ted Mulry Gang's record to put on this blog because I love almost everything he's done. Born in England but achieving success in Australia, Mulry released several OzRock classics, mainly on the Albert label, before he died in 2001. Here's one of his lesser-known singles, the first released on Mushroom Records. Australian issue, produced by TMG.

You've Got It

My Little Girl

December 5, 2011

TEA - Good Times

TEA - Good Times / Judy (Vertigo 1974)

German issue of this powerfull hard glam rock single by Swiss group Tea, who released a bunch of singles before breaking up in 1978. Produced by D. Dierks.

November 21, 2011

DUMMY - Dummy Boy

DUMMY - Dummy Boy / Hi, There (Ariola 1975)
Another Nederglam obscurity. "Dummy Boy" is a great glam punker with
a fat Moog sound. Dutch issue, produced by Dick Van Velden. Enjoy!

November 16, 2011

THE HERD - Beauty Queen

THE HERD - The Game / Beauty Queen (Fontana 1969)
Here's an amazing b side by London outfit The Herd. "Beauty Queen" is a catchy and powerfull dancer with a gritty guitar chords featuring a young Peter Frampton and Andy Bown who also produced the song. Dutch issue.

November 7, 2011


THE PROTECTORS - Loretta / Jump The Sidewalk (Live Wire 1975)

A total obscurity released on Live Wire in 1975. I don't know anything about the Protectors, but Loretta is a good Junkshop tune with cool synth and handclaps written and produced by Keith Bonsor who also penned Zior's "Cat's Eyes" in 1972. UK issue.

October 30, 2011

THE ARROWS - Live In London!

THE ARROWS - Live In London
GlamRacket & Amp75 present Alan Merrill & The Arrows.
Saturday 5 November at Lexington. Ticket £6 advance / £8 door.

October 24, 2011

PARKINSON'S LAW - Daughter Of Thunder And Lightning

PARKINSON'S LAW - Daughter Of Thunder And Lightning / I Need Your Loving And I Can't Let Go (RCA 1972)
Even though it's not up to the same standard, "Daughter Of Thunder And Lightning" reminds me of the Hamlett's "Vampire Man". An amazing freak/glam rock number penned, as written on the label, by Parkinson - who should be the same person who wrote the incredible Boneshaker's "Sweetness" and the a side of the beautiful P.A.T.C.H.'s "Where Are You Now", already on Proudfoot Sound blog. UK issue.

October 16, 2011


CAPTAIN ROCK AND THE SKYRIDERS - Lupy Lu / Together (Crystal 1977)

Amazing picture sleeve and great glam/proto-punk version of Lupy Lu. After this lonely single released as Captain Rock And The Skyriders, Peter Dye and Kelvin Purcell formed Buzz, releasing two other singles on the Crystal label. UK issue, produced by Peter Dye.

October 9, 2011

TANK - Fast Train / This World's an Apple

TANK - Fast Train / This World's an Apple (Polydor 1973)
Here's another British obscure single. "Fast Train" is a glam/boogie number that reminds me of Blackfoot Sue, while the b side is a rural hard rockin' piece with catchy guitar riffs. Both songs where produced and written by John Bromley, a Polydor songwriter who also released a bunch of singles and one LP by the end of the 60s and Martin Rushent, better known as the producer of bands such as 999, The Stranglers, Buzzcocks and many others. UK issue.

Fast Train

This World's an Apple

September 26, 2011

ALBRATROSS - Anything I Want To Do

ALBRATROSS - Anything I Want To Do (197? - Trident Studios Acetate)
The same Albatross who released the singles "The Band Played On" - already on this blog - and "Tobacco Road". Here's the acetate of their second single, a solid rocker with robust guitar riffage. Enjoy!

September 20, 2011

DOUGLAS - Monkey Song

DOUGLAS - Monkey Song / Montego Sunshine (CBS 1975)
This single by Sweden's Douglas Westlunds was already reviewed by Purepop years ago. I'm posting it again just to show you this amazing Italian picture cover and to give you another chance to listen to this incredible catchy track.

September 13, 2011

THE FRONT END - Eeny Meeny

THE FRONT END - Eeny Meeny / You (Smash 1967)
Amazing tune by obscure US band The Front End. Unfortunately I can't find any info about them, but "Eeny Meeny" is a catchy bubblegum/garage song and is worthy of your attention. Produced by Steve and Bill Jerome.

September 1, 2011

TURNPIKE - Big Machine

TURNPIKE - Big Machine / Lazer Thereza (Fontana 1974)
UK pressing of this atmospheric Psych/Glam number released in 1974 by obscure band Turnpike. Produced by Tim Hollier. Enjoy!

August 24, 2011


THE RIPPERS - Rape / Dance (Global Records 1971)
Here's another typical Jonathan King production. "Rape" is a funny, catchy pop song made even better thanks to this amazing picture cover.
German issue.

August 18, 2011


CASA DAS MAQUINAS - Casa de Rock (1976)

Cool video and great glam rock tune by '70s Brazilian band Casa das Máquinas. This track is from their third album "Casa de Rock", released in 1976. Enjoy!

July 26, 2011

DESIRA - Gorilla

DESIRA - Gorilla / Angel Demonic (Saga To Kong) (Thunder 197?)
Here's a total obscurity released in the US maybe between 1976 and '78. Gorilla is a brutal glam-punker piece with loud guitar and wild vocals produced by Damon Alberti and Sam Kleinman. The single is accompanied by an amazing poster that reads "Don't Listen Alone...Recorded In The Jungle". Enjoy!

July 16, 2011

JETT BLACK - Mademoiselle / You Make Everything Dirty

JETT BLACK - Mademoiselle / You Make Everything Dirty (Fiddlers 1977)
Great single by obscure US outfit Jett Black.
I couldn't find any info about this band, apart from a Canadian 80's AOR band with the same name, but I don't think it's the same group.
However, both tracks on this single are a tough combination of hard rock, glam and punk. "Mademoiselle" was written in 1976 but the single was released one year later. US issue produced by Jett Black & Michael Bruce.


You Make Everything Dirty

July 6, 2011

THE LOFTUS ROADRUNNERS - Queens Park Rangers / Drive Me Down To QPR

THE LOFTUS ROADRUNNERS - Queens Park Rangers / Drive Me Down To QPR (Gama 1977)
UK pressing of this amazing football-glam two sider by The Loftus Road Runners. Both songs were produced by Max Hole and Wayne Bardell and written by Bruce Thomas, who also joined Elvis Costello and The Attractions.
With the help of my friend Tim "Purr" and his great compilation, "On The Glitter Ball", other singles like this will be soon on Proudfoot Sound Blog.

Queens Park Rangers

Drive Me Down To QPR

June 27, 2011


STARK NAKED - Sins / Done (RCA 1971)
Killer glam/punk number by Long Island, New York, hard prog band Stark Naked who also released an LP issued by RCA in 1971. US issue, produced by Joey Day.

June 15, 2011

JUTTA WEINHOLD - Cadillac (Farh Weg)

JUTTA WEINHOLD - Cadillac / Ticket Nach Memphis (Ariola 1974)
First single by German Jutta Weinhold who performed this cool Suzy Quatro-style number written and produced by Micheal Holm.
German issue.

June 3, 2011

JACK STACK-A-TRACK - Good Time Music

JACK STACK-A-TRACK - Good Time Music / Brother (Chelsea 1976)
"Good Time Music" is a Beach Boys homage written, produced and performed by the popular American recording engineer Jack "Stack-A-Track" Grochmal, who is better known for engineering several albums for Johnny Cash in the '80s and '90s. UK pressing.

May 24, 2011

JUNGLE JIM - Baby Go Down

JUNGLE JIM - Linda Love / Baby Go Down (Pye 1972)
Great rocker b side with fab guitar sound. Here's the second and last single by the British Jungle Jim, authors also of the single "Big Fat Oranguman" (you can listen to it in Purepop blog). UK issue, produced by Flotsam.

May 14, 2011

RENEGADE - Lovin' And Forgiving / Never Let Me Go

RENEGADE - Lovin' And Forgiving / Never Let Me Go (Parlophone 1973)
After a short-lived career in Italy with the Sorrows and after releasing the beautiful "You're Still Mine" with Eggy, Pip Witcher and Roger Lomas formed Renegade. They cut this weird, amazing two-sider, following it up one year later with the glam-punker "My Revolution". Portuguese issue, produced by Lomas/Ludvigsen.

Lovin' And Forgiving

Never Let Me Go

May 4, 2011


YELLOW CAT - Little Woman / Sissy (Lark 1974)
A bubbleglam stomper b side from the obscure Yellow Cat, which betrays an Equals influence.
Sound and vocals are strikingly similar to another Dutch nederglam piece called "Do It" by Black Fire. In fact, Van Olm is behind both singles as writer and producer. Probably both bands were his studio creations. Dutch Issue.

April 23, 2011


THE WILDFLOWER - Butterfly / Holly (United Artist 1969)
"Butterlfy" by The Wildflower is an amazing bubbleglum piece with great guitars and catchy vocal. The single was produced by Philadelphia-born producer John Madara and maybe performed by members of Californian band Gulliver, Tim Moore, Tom Sellers and Jim Helmer who released an LP the same year on Elektra label. US issue.

April 17, 2011

TRISTAR AIRBUS - Willie Morgan

TRISTAR AIRBUS - Willie Morgan / Travellin' Man (RCA 1972)
This catchy bubblegum tune by Tristar Airbus was a tribute song to Manchester United’s legendary football player Willie Morgan. The song was co-written by Graham Gouldman (10cc bass player, actually playing on both tracks) and Jeff Smith. UK issue.

April 1, 2011

ANTHONY BYGRAVES - Painted Lady / Love Star Ship

ANTHONY BYGRAVES - Painted Lady / Love Star Ship (Pye 1974)
I finally found a copy of this astonishing junk shop glam classic and much to my suprise, I was pleased to find out that the b side is on the same level of "Painted Lady"...listen to both sides below. UK issue, produced by David Reilly.

Painted Lady

Love Star Ship

March 23, 2011

MECKENBURG ZINC - Hard Working Woman

MECKENBURG ZINC - Hard Working Woman / I'd Like To Help You (Orange 1970)
First and only release by obscure Meckenburg Zinc, this is another Carter/Lewis production. "Hard Working Woman" is a brilliant pop number with a cool vocal arrangement, penned and maybe performed by John Carter together with Tony Maculay. UK issue

March 15, 2011

BENNY - Zwei Wie Wir

BENNY - Zwei Wie Wir / Der Erste Kuss - Die Ersten Tränen (Hansa 1974)

Here's a good kraut-glam number by 16 year-old German singer Benny Schnier who also released a cool version of Plastic Bertrand's "Ça Plane Pour Moi", called "Bin Wieder Frei".
"Zwei Wie Wir" is a pure Suzi Quatro performance with crunching guitar, handclaps and HEYs. German issue, produced by Frank Farian.

March 6, 2011



Originally written and released by Giorgio Moroder in Italian as
"Tu Sei Mio Padre".
The song was reprised by the British Chicory Tip and re-recorded in English, reaching #1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks in February 1972. Come on, VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!

GIORGIO - Tu Sei Mio Padre / Non Ci Sto (Ricordi International 1972)
Italian pressing, produced by Giorgio Moroder.

CHICORY TIP - Son Of My Father / Pride Comes Before a Fall (CBS 1972)

Dutch issue, produced by Roger Easterby and Des Champ.

March 1, 2011

FLAME - Isn't It Nice

FLAME - Checkin' On You / Isn't It Nice (Private Stock 1975)
Here's the second single from British teen band, Flame. Both songs were written and produced by The Tremelos' guitar and keyboards player Alan Blakley. Belgian issue.

February 16, 2011


PENNY WONDER - Come On / Angel (Philips 1971)
Catchy glam rock number by German outfit Penny Wonder featuring Accept's "I'm a Rebel" producer Dirk Steffens. "Come On" was their first and only release. German issue.

February 6, 2011


ROCKY RHODES - Crazy Eyes / Rocky Rhodes' Boogie (Tiffany 1974)
Great and obscure British junkshop glam rock released on the short-lived Tiffany records. "Crazy Eyes" is a pure Mud-style performance, with prominent synth, ultra compressed drums and catchy guitars. UK issue, produced by Pete Sinfield.

January 29, 2011

JACK CARONE - Candy's Always Handy

JACK CARONE - Candy's Always Handy / Time For A Change (Capitol 1969)
Here's a beautiful US psych pop/bubblegum number with catchy production, penned and produced by the legendary Kenny Laguna together with Paul Naumann. Enjoy!

January 20, 2011

GLO MACARI - Lookin' For Love

GLO MACARI - Lookin' For Love / People Like You ( People Like Me) (Columbia 1971)
Recorded at EMI Studios London in 1971, "Lookin' For Love" by Glo Macari and Slowload is an amazing glam rockin' piece with catchy vocals, crunching guitar and, of course, loud handclaps.
Portuguese issue, produced by Roger Ferris.

January 13, 2011

MOUNTAIN CHILD - Ragged Trousers

MOUNTAIN CHILD - Ragged Trousers / Maybe I'm In Love (EMI 1975)
Great fast and loud boogie number released by this British obscure band, Mountain Child. UK issue, produced by Gil King.

January 8, 2011


LAINEY WALKER - Make Up / Guilty (Penny Farthing / Bellaphon 1974)
"Make Up" is a solid glitter rock tune, penned and produced by Larry Page, by Lainey Walker who released another single on Penny Farthing in 1975 called "Choo Choo Man". German issue.

January 1, 2011

JAMES HOGG BAND - Gotta Be a Winner / Everybody Smile

JAMES HOGG BAND - Gotta Be a Winner / Everybody Smile (Regal Zonophone 1973)
The last and best single from this Welsh combo. Both tracks are tight guitarockers in the mould of pre-AC/DC Marcus Hook Roll Band. James Hogg released two more singles called "Lovely Lady Rock" and "California Blues" both on Regal Zonophone in 1972. Produced by Philip Sampson,
UK pressing.

Gotta Be a Winner

Everybody Smile