Friday, March 13, 2009

MODELS - The Other Side of the Cassette

Now, here is something interesting...

As you may know, Models released a bunch of pretty damn fine b-sides to their Out of Mind Out of Sight range singles (those being Big on Love, Barbados, Out Of Mind Out of Sight, Cold Fever, King of Kings). The majority of these b-sides were released on side 2 of the Out of Mind Out of Sight cassette - I have two of these, so can verify this fact. Three remixes of the first three singles appear there too (this is like the CD release, except for the b-sides).

Now, it seems a Radio-Only release with a weirdly inverse cover was released, with those same remixes (nothing rare there), but also with the b-sides that appeared on the cassette... ergo the album / EP name 'The Other Side of the Cassette'.

Ultra-rare, never seen or heard of this before. I won it on ebay so it should be here soon for me to take better scans of.

Tracklist -
A1 Out of Mind Out of Sight (12" version)
A2 Big on Love (12" version of OZ single)
A3 Barbados (12" version)
B1 Tropic of Cancer
B2 Preacher of the Black Lagoon
B3 Blue Moon
B4 Steamroller Blues
A few photos from the auction appear here, for the file and to spike your interest! Better ones coming soon! (is anyone reading this?)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BOHDAN - Fear of Flying

Bizarro find of the week!

Bohdan X is the stage name of British-born former punk rock singer, Bodhan Kubiakowski, in the Australian bands JAB and Bohdan and the Instigators, both features of the emerging punk rock scene in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1970s. He was also a highly successful DJ on Melbourne's 3RRR radio station from 1978-1995.

The reason for mentioning this on the blog? Well, it seems apart from the obvious links to MODELS via JAB (care of the Suicide Records compilation LETHAL WEAPONS), the supporting musicians on his first solo EP are no less than 3/4 of the MODELS at the time!!

This must've been a litmus test for Sean Kelly and Andrew Duffield to work with James Freud! The singles On (official) and Radio Controlled (unofficial) would've come shortly afterwards! And then I Hear Motion and the resulting album! What a cool find!

But, I cannot seem to source any mp3 for this one! Any help appreciated! Has anyone heard this EP? What's it like?

Information from DISCOGS below -
Bohdan - Fear Of Flying
Label: Rumur Records
Catalog#: RUME 001
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave
Backing Vocals - Sean Kelly
Bass - James Freud
Drums, Backing Vocals - Calum McAlpine
Engineer - Chris Thompson
Guitar - Bruce Friday
Keyboards, Producer - Andrew Duffield
Saxophone - Wilbur Wilde
Written-By, Producer, Vocals - Bohdan
Notes: Recorded and mixed at Richmond Recorders, Melbourne, Victoria

Tracklisting -A1 We Are Different
A2 No No No
B1 Son Of Sam
B2 Fear Of Flying

A small amount of information is available here.