Whatever happened to the split-single 7” where bands of a feather got pissed in a studio together, slapped out a song each and whacked out a record with a song on either side? The styles didn’t always blend but that was much of the charm. The split single seems to have fallen from favour, despite the resurgence of vinyl. Reality is that it never really went away and here’s a great example from two Sydney bands.
You can't just live in an idyllic and rustic part of Spain and sit back. Chris "Klondike" Masuak has teamed with local major label band Los Eternos to crank out these two attention seekers.
If I was going to ask for a cover before I die, "The Clapping Song" would be close to the bottom of my bucket list. Sorry, the Belle Stars fucked this one forever in the '80s.
Not really a vinyl 7"but CD-singles are so rare these days that it had to find a home in the Singles Bar. This hard-edged Brisbane guitar band with a psychedelic edge kicks serious arse.
Slacker pop normally leaves me indifferent but these Brisbaneites have a swagger that makes them stand out from the pack.
Popular opinion is that powerpop is meant to be as easily consumed (most of it, anyway) as disposed of soon after. Bugger that.