Great album by San Diego cult band, contains their mega rare single and the re-mastered lost album recorded in 1980. Totally raw DIY sound from Southern California. Liner notes by Radioactive label boss, Mr. James Woods, vintage photos.
Formed by Algy Ward (one-time bassist of seminal punk band The Damned), Tank's debut album, 1982's Filth Hounds, drew strong (and favorable) comparisons to Motorhead, a tag that would remain with the band virtually throughout their career. They garnered fine reviews and a good following for their first few albums, but by the mid-eighties interest waned, and by 1988 the band had had enough. Fast forward to 1998, Ward and several of his old mates came back together, releasing a couple of live albums followed by the long-awaited new studio album Still At War, which was in the works for ages before finally coming out in 2002. After another period of inactivity, a new lineup was unveiled in December of 2008, curiously not featuring Ward (retired from the business) but including original drummer Mark Brabbs and, interestingly, vocalist Doogie White.
Popgun were a Glasgow band playing beat music for the 1980's. Kevin McDermott and Roddy Johnson (both guitar and vocals) along with bassist Ross Drummond and drummer David McCormick played gigs and stickered every spare inch of Glasgow. Justin Currie of del Amitri brought them to the attention of Nick Low and the offer to be the second band on NoStrings followed. Unhappy with the name Popgun being used for the record resulted in a search for a new name.
The Suede Crocodiles emerged with their debut single "Stop The Rain/Pleasant Dreamer" in 1983 produced by Rab Noakes. A UK support tour with ex-Haircut 100 frontman Nick Heyward resulted in a pop fanbase devolping and Nick Heyward was interested in producing the proposed follow up single "Paint Yourself A Rainbow". Kevin McDermott parted from the band in 1984 and the record never materialised.
Kevin McDermott embarked on a solo career, based on a more acoustic sound, releasing the NoStrings mini album "Suffocation Blues" in 1986. The rest of the band changed their name to The Fourth Room. A selection of 13 Suede Crocodiles' recordings from the NoStrings archive were made available to Accident Records for the vinyl album “Stop The Rain”, which appeared in Japan in 2001.
Belgian synth-pop/electro/new wave band of the 1980's founded by Patrick Nebel. They had one very big hit in 1984 with their track "Beats Of Love". Afterwards the band released 2 more albums, but never had the same kind of success with these. Even worse, everything comes to an end in 1986 due to the death of founding member Patrick Nebel.