Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Vagabonds - Laugh Or Cry Single

The Vagabonds were a Connecticut three piece that were around from the mid 80's into the early 90's. I'm pretty sure their recorded output consisted of this record and a self released earlier single titled "Too Much Tension". It's a shame they didn't continue since, (In My Opinion) Laugh Or Cry is as good a Pop/Punk song as you will hear from that time period.

Line Up -

Walt Silva - Vocals, Guitar
Johnny Condon - Bass, Vocals
Lawrence Walter - Drums, Vocals

Animal Five Records 1991

1. Laugh Or Cry
2. I've Heard It All Before

►►►Do You Cross The Line◄◄◄

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Barreracudas - Nocturnal Missions

The Barreracudas are a Atlanta Georgia five piece, comprised of former members of The Hiss, Beat Beat Beat and Gentleman Jesse. I picked a couple of tunes for you to sample from their first full length, they also have a couple of singles to their credit. Musicaly, if your a fan of other Douchemaster releases, I'm guessing you'll be into this as well. It definitely has that Low-Fi, Pop/Punk sound the label's become known for. There's a number of catchy songs here including a cover of Cheap Tricks "Come On, Come On"; but for my taste, the real gem here is "Girl". If you like what you hear you can buy this LP from Douchemaster Here. Here's a couple of band links: Facebook, Myspace

Line Up -

Adrian Barrera - Vocals and Guitar
Warren Bailey - Guitar
Milton Chapman - Keyboards
George Reese - Bass
Todd Galpin - Drums

Douchemaster Records 2011

►►►A Moment Of Weakness◄◄◄

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Kwyet Kings - Talking On The Phone Single

  If I were putting together a list of my favorite Powerpop records from the 90's; this one would have to be pretty close to the top, both tunes are great.
  The Kwyet Kings were a Norwegian five piece that released half a dozen singles and three full lengths in the 90's that are all cool records worth owning. The band consisted of past and future members of The Cosmic Dropouts, The Lust-O-Rama, Gluecifer, The Yum Yums, Turbonegro, and others. If interested, you can check them out HERE.

The Band -

Arne Thelin - Vocals
Knut Schreiner - Guitar
Pal Andreassen - Guitar
Stig Amundsen - Bass
Otto Gamst - Drums

Sneakers Records 1996

1. Talking On The Phone
2. Ticket To Germany

►►►It's Now Or Never◄◄◄

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dean Dirg - Raus

  Here's the first of (what I hope) many posts on Neoteric Melodies. I originally posted this record on Shotgun Solution, 9/6/2008. I recently got a request for a re-up of it and thought it would be a good record to start things off with. Eventually, I plan on transferring all of the post 1990 records from Shotgun Solution to this site.
  Dean Dirg are a German four piece that formed in 1998; their first gig was in a graveyard the following year. In my previous post of this record, I described Dean Dirg's Sound as, Really red with some of the Quirkiness of the Hives; I think I'm still feeling the same about them now. If you want to look into these guys some more, here's a few places to start.

Myspace Facebook Dean Dirg.Net

Line Up (on this record) -

Doph - Vocals
Clauss - Guitar
Torsten - Bass
Borge - Drums

Prügelprinz Records 2007