This was my birthday present this year from the wife. Practically impossible to track down.*
Even the discography for Sandwich Records on Discogs has a gap where this should be. (This is SR04).
Since Sandwich Records was a Belgian label I am assuming The Sweeties were from Belgium. (?!...brilliant deduction, right?). No info about the band or even about this record on the internet. Not that I could find anyway.
No ska on this one, nice mod revival. This was originally posted on Always Searching for Music. Thank you Gary for this one!
A1 - No Vacancies
A2 - Footsteps
A3 - Girl of My Dreams
B1 - Night Shift
B2 - Masked Emotions
B3 - Almost Framed
Disband were from Michigan. I can't tell you if they ever did anything besides this.
There used to be a time that whenever this record appeared on eBay everybody would jump on it. After losing a couple bidding wars I bid really high on it. In the end I was the only bidder. I guess everybody who was fighting over it eventually found their own copies. There's one on eBay right now that nobody wants.
Bop (Harvey) were from Michigan. They mixed reggae and ska with African
and Latin rhythm and, from what I hear, they put on one hell of a show. This
is often considered to be their first release - and is is the first on
cd but they did have a cassette only release before this.
"Roadkill" cassette 1987 9 tracks "Bread and Circuses" 1990 "Gitchee Gumee to Me" 1992 7 tracks "Monster Butt Beat Dance Test" 1994
1 Bread and Circuses 2 Fun! 3 Vibe 4 Lazarus 5 Lazarus Speaks 6 Dubmaster 7 Poor Judge Bork 8 Can't Blame the Youth 9 Man in Disguise 10 Dues Due to Dudu 11 Vibe Dub
As you can see here the "official" demo is supposed to have 5 songs:
A Tribute to Glenn Ford
Please Come Back
Is this the life
...the demo tape I have is plain black with no writing on it. It has a total of 8 songs...the five listed above, a demo of "Do the Right Thing" from the 12" and two other songs that I don't know the titles of.
I'm guessing one is called "Forevermore" and the other is an instrumental so I have no clue what that one is called.
All 8 demo songs and the 12" are included in this download.
If you aren't familiar with the Lodgers they sound like this:
They have other songs from compilations that I didn't include...but you can hear them on their Myspace.