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Flashlite #252 – Vinyl Junkyard 8

Claws!Here we are again, another “vinyl junkyard” edition in which I play some cheap but great vinyl I found somewhere in some bargain bin. Today’s record is Claws! Phase Three of The Throbbing Lobster Infestation… 15 mostly Boston bands. It’s a compilation put together in 1985 by the Boston label Throbbing Lobster and features some mostly unknown bands from the era. Yet, songs sound really great original and it’s really hard to believe these bands didn’t really do much. The best known band on the lot is Volcano Suns, Peter Prescott’s band after he left Mission of Burma. Another interesting name on the compilation is The Primevals, who rose from the ashes of a better known band The Real Kids. Also, some may know Willie Alexander who had an experimental record on the legendary French label New Rose. But the rest of the lot are unknown, at least to me. Throbbing Lobster was the most interesting label in the ’80s from Boston and their boss Chuck Warner later on formed the legendary Hyped 2 Death website and record label. In fact, you can still buy pretty much everything from that label over there from Chuck.

The Real Kids – All Kindsa Girls;
The Primevals – Lose That Girl;
Buzz And The Gang – Hearts Waiting;
Volcano Suns – Tree Stompte;
Mission of Burma – Red;
Classic Ruins – Geraldine, I Need Money;
Unattached – It’s Only Love;
Willie Alexander And The Jackals – Love-Sick Dog (Shoot That Dog);
Willie Alexander – Are You Leaving;
Underachievers – Friend O’ Mine;
Vandykes – Spring;
Last Stand – Let’s Go;
New Parts From Old – Yellow Brick Road;
Actual Size – Doctor Clown;
Capture The Flag – Looking Through At You;
Turbines – Rockpile;
The Prime Movers – True To Me;
The Real Kids – Now You Know.