Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #61


The Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else (The Great Lost Kinks Album)
The Dentists - I'm Not The Devil (Some People Are On The Pitch, They think it's All Over LP)
RAF - Ready Steady Go (Tonight) (Come On Mini LP)
The Greenhornes - No More (Sewed Soles LP)
Maya Reels - Jump Above The Tiger (Single)
The Cool Whips - She Did A Number On Me (Goodies LP)
The Youth - That's Your Problem (Nothing But The Youth LP)
Jimmy Thomas - Where There's a Will, There's a Way (Single)
Runarounds - Hang On (Waiting For The Hurricane LP)
Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (That's Life LP)
The Ships - Hipster (The Summer Of Our Lives LP)
Secret Affair - Shake And Shout (Glory Boys and Behind Closed Doors LP)
Ken Simpson - He's Not Looking (Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More-A Taste Of...LP)
Dirt Royal - A Thousand Times (Un-released)
The Cool Whips - Move Over Aphrodite (Goodies LP)
Popincourt - Something I want To Tell You (Single)
The Shivvers - Please Stand By. (Single)
Desmond Dekker - I've Got The Blues (Work Your Soul LP)
Shoes - I Don't Want To Hear It (Past Tense LP)
The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh and It's Raining (Uptight Tonight, The Ultimate 60's Garage Collection LP)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio show #60


The Jam - Town Called Malice (The Gift LP)
Snuff - Soul Limbo (Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of The Other LP)
The Pinecones - Kimberly Keeps (Ooh! LP)
Blondie - X-Offender (Blondie LP)
Jimmy Haber - My Girls Random (New Bondi Hippies LP)
The Knickerbockers - Lies (Knickerbockers LP)
The 5 Jackals - Bloody (Single)
The Theme - In A Daze (Single)
The Yardbirds - A Certain Girl (For Your Love LP)
The Carousels - My Beating Heart (Love Changes Like The Seasons LP)
The Men - If Tomorrow Comes (This Way LP)
The Ramones - Glad To See You Go (Hey Ho Let's Go Ramones Anthology LP)
Jimmy Haber - Satellite Man (New Bondo Hippies LP)
Little Clara and Les Chacals - A Tu Me Plais (Single)
Chris Richards and The Subtractions - She Belongs To Me (A Smattering Of Mystery and Sound)
Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach (Single)
The Royal Playboys - Arabia (Single)
The Vapors - Trains (New Clear Days LP)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Trees And Timber - Hello, My Name Is Love. Debut Album

In the summer of 2013, I was contacted by a band called "Trees and Timber" from Tacoma WA, who had just unleashed their debut EP called "Electric Gypsy Lovechild."

The EP had me hooked from the very first few bars of opening track, "I Know Nothing," an uptempo affair, which had me swaggering about my business, whilst declaring how I also know nothing, but as Joe Baker (Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards) sings, "I am learning," and what I learnt then, was what a great band this was.

From L-R. Joe, Gwen & Paul

More than ably backed by Gwen Lewandowski (bass) and Paul Rybicki (drums), the three piece deliver what they descibe as "Aggressive Pop Supreme, with a generous side of delicously sweet hooks, lucious lines and juicy rhythms." Sound good enough to eat?  Well it is!

I have been playing Trees and Timber on my show, in the car, at work, on the ipod and haven't tired of them in the slightest, so, when I heard the news from the band that they were releasing an album, I was, to put it mildly, rather excited, they also offered me the opportunity to preview the album, which I gladly accepted, chomping at the bit to devour some more more quality tunes, steeped in 60's styled sensibilities, whilst maintaining an originality and style all of their own.

"Hello, My Name Is Love" is a twelve track music feast, an audible delight, which on first listen had me scribbling notes down on which tracks I would play on the "Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More" radio show, I had basically written down the first side of the album before I had even reached side two!

Interestingly, the title track of the album name "Hello, My Name is Love" does not appear on the album, but you can find that on the EP "Electric Gypsy Lovechild" a track that is not on the EP but appears on the album…..are you keeping up?

Trees and Timber have recently made the EP available for free download on their Bandcamp page and I really believe that this serves as a fantastic intro to a wonderfully fresh and talented band, you can find the EP/Mini Album, for a name your price fee here: Trees And Timber Bandcamp

The album will be released on vinyl, CD and available for download very soon.  In the meantime, go over to Facebook and give them a "like" and immerse yourself in all things "Trees and Timber."

Purchase a physical copy of the album on vinyl here: Swoon Records

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #59


The Shazam - Out Of The Blue (The Shazam LP)
Red Kross - Vanity Mirror (Show World LP)
Eurovox - Billy No Mates (This Is Eurovox LP
Nick Piunti - Quicksand (13 In My Head LP Vinyl Version)
The Merseybeats - Really Mystified (The Merseybeats A's and B's lp)
The Solicitors - My Secret Is Safe With Me (Blank Cheque LP)
The Starkins - The Night (Single)
The Singles - You've Runned Away (Look How Fast A Heart Can Break LP)
Robby Allen and The Kite Collectors - Judgement Day (Single)
Ace City Racers - Heart Break Kids (Single)
Teenage Fanclub - Radio (Grand Prix LP)
The Spelbinders - Help Me (Get Myself Back Together Again).  (Single)
Lannie Flowers - Back Of A Car (Live In NYC LP)
Galileo Seven - Staring At The Sound (Staring At The Sound LP)
Stiv Bators - Make Up Your Mind (Disconnected LP)
Ride - Twisterella (Going Blank Again LP)
Caravelles - Lovin' Just My Style (Boulders Vol.1 LP)
Stephen Lawrenson - Sun Is On It's Way (Single)
Os Efervescentes - Sempre Que Eu Vejo (Os Efervescentes LP)
Bongley Dead - A Better Daybreak  (Bongley Dead LP)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #58

Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Misirlou (King Of The Surf Guitar LP) 
The Popdogs - Mild Mannered J (Cool Cats For Pop Dogs LP) 
Tommy Lorente - The Prisoner Theme (Trop De Questions Single) 
Cotton Mather - Password (Work Demo) (Innocent Steet LP) 
The Judes - Hey Hey Radio (Generation Who LP) 
Silver Sun - There Goes Summer (NeoWave LP) 
The Bopp - Think Twice (Paisley Underground LP) 
The Bopp -Loneliest Person (Cover of Pretty Things for ICMPP show) 
The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones LP) 
The Specials - Rat Race (Sterotypical A's and B's LP) 
Tommy Lorente Trop De Questions (Single) 
Lannie Flowers - Give Me A Chance (Live In NYC LP) 
Peachfuzz - Pop Fiction (About A Bird LP) 
Bobby Blue Bland - I'll Take Care Of You (Forever Mod LP) 
The Small Faces - I'm Only Dreaming (The Definitive Small Faces Anthology LP) 
The Judes - New Wave Girl (Generation Who LP) 
The Dying Breed - Poor Lizzy (Ghosts Of Yesterday LP) 
Sixty Eight - She's a Witch (The Story Of Jack Moses LP) 
Sugar Simone - I want To Know (Single) 
Phenomenal Cat - Letters Home From Nazi Occupied France (Single) 
DM3 - Show You (Road To Rome LP) 
The Crumble Factory - Not So Happy Story

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ice Cream Man power Pop and More Radio Show #57 FRENCH SPECIAL

French Show. #57

Les Bowlers - Il Est Trop Tard (single)
Hanky Panky - Precious Bitch (single)
Fuzzy Vox - 1789 (On Heat LP)
Fabienne Delsol - I'm Gonna Haunt You (No Time For Sorrows LP)
Tommy Lorente - Patience (Un Cruel Manque de Tendresse LP)
Michel Polnareff - Time Will Tell (Single)
Gillian Hills - Rentre Sans Moi (Single)
The Bopp - Why Didn't You (single)
French Bouitik - Mieux Comme Ca  (Mieux Comme Ca EP)
Tweed - I Need You (single)
The Arrogants - Drunky Blues (Introducing The Arrogants LP)
Les Charlots - Quand Je Pense a Toi (single)
Paz Antiguana - Groovin' (Surfin' The Channel single)
Popincourt - Is This Real (So Many Tears To Fall EP)
Crusaders Of Love - Lonely City (Take It Easy, But Take It LP)
French Boutik - End Of The Line (Mieux Comme Ca EP)
Towerbrown - Don't Count Me In (Count Me Out LP)
The Liminanas - My Black Sabbath (Costa Blanca LP)
Les Kitchenette's - Eh Jolie (single)
Fuzzy Vox - Man Of Soulution (On Heat LP)