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MSS 337 - Stephen P. Alleman Collection: Inventory

STEPHEN P. ALLEMAN COLLECTION

(Mss 337)

Inventory

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

February 2008

 

Summary

Size:                           0.5 linear foot

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

Inclusive

dates:                        1979-1985

Summary:                 Recordings by punk and new wave musical groups and artists active in New Orleans ca. late 1970s-early 1980s

Related

collections:              Newlin Rock and Roll Collection (Mss 84)

Source:                     Gift, January 2008

Access:                     Access limited by availability of playing equipment.  CDs may be borrowed, upon presentation of identification, for listening in the building.

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

Citation:                    Stephen P. Alleman Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

Historical Note

            When the punk and new wave music became an international sensation in the late 1970s, New Orleans, like many other cities in the U.S., developed its own underground music scene.  By the early 1980s, local artists began to issue their own recordings independently because the major labels were not interested.  This collection contains several compilation albums, which at the time was a typical way to feature various artists from a local scene, as well as singles, EPs, and albums issued by the artists themselves.  None of these records sold in any significant quantities, even those by The Cold, who were the biggest draw on the local club circuit.  All of these records were purchased at the old Leisure Landing record store on Magazine St. at the corner of Jefferson, which was then the main source for independently produced punk/new wave records from around the world.  CDRs have been made to preserve the original recordings and to allow for easy listening on computers and compact disc players.

List of Series

Series I.         Original recordings

Series II.        Working copies

Container List

Series I.  Original recordings

337-01            The Backbeats                                                                                            CD #1

All the Fun in the World—[N.p.]: Petset Records, 1983.  BB51883

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Ivan Neville and The Backbeats

            Side 2:

  • “All the Fun in the World”
  • “The Fire Next Time”

            Side 3:

  • “What You Got”
  • “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted”
  • “It Takes a Little Bit”

337-02            Bas Clas                                                                                                        CD #2

“Physical World”/“Serfin USA”—Lafayette, La.: Serfdom Records, 1981.  SR-101

7” 45 rpm single

  • “Physical World”
  • “Serfin USA”

337-03            The Cold                                                                                                       CD #3

“Do the Dance”/“Missing Hit Man”—New Orleans, La.: Top Pop, 1981.  TP-007

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Cliff Derbins

  • “Do the Dance”
  • “Missing Hit Man”

337-04            The Cold                                                                                                       CD #3

“Mesmerized”/“Wake Up”—New Orleans, La.: Top Pop, 1981.  TP-002

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Vance De Generes & Cliff Derbins

  • “Mesmerized”
  • “Wake Up”

337-05            The Cold                                                                                                       CD #3

16 Songs Off a Dead Band’s Chest—New Orleans, La.: Top Pop Records, 1984.  TP-008

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Side 1:

  • “Come On Over”
  • “Modern Beat”
  • “Working Girl”
  • “You”
  • “Thanks A Lot”
  • “Seems Like Forever”
  • “Russian Around”
  • “Mesmerized”

Side 2:

  • “Bernadette”
  • “I Don’t Want To Talk”
  • “Amour Galore”
  • “I’m Serious”
  • “Ugly Shadow”
  • “(Theme from) Green Slime”
  • “Hot Ride”
  • “Downtown”

337-06            The Cold                                                                                                       CD #3

“Thanks a Lot”/“Never Alone”—New Orleans, La.: Top Pop, 1981.  TP-003

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Vance De Generes & Cliff Derbins

  • “Thanks a Lot”
  • “Never Alone”

337-07            The Cold                                                                                                       CD #3

“You”/“Three Chord City”—[New Orleans, La.]: Top Pop, [1981?].  KRS-611

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Traci Borges

  • “You”
  • “Three Chord City”

337-08            Crescent City Jam                                                                                      CD #4

                        Philadelphia, Pa.: Pacer, [not before 1981].  PACER 8106

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Buzz Curtis

Side 1:

  • “Three Chord City” – The Cold
  • “You Keep Me So Satisfied” – Carl Michaels
  • Signal 30” – RZA
  • “Give Me a Chance” – Jessika
  • “Try’n to Pull My Head Off” – The Crave

Side 2:

  • “What Does It Take” – The Sheiks
  • “Livin’ in the Vieux Carré” – Henrietta
  • “I Need a New Girl” – The Topcats
  • “Keep the Faith” – Next
  • “My Name Is Lancelot” – The Lost Boys

337-09            Godot                                                                                                                                    CD #1

“All I Want To Do”/“Alex In Wonderland”—[New Orleans, La.?]: Top Pop, 1981.  TP-004

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Godot

  • “All I Want To Do”
  • “Alex In Wonderland”

337-10            Susie Huete                                                                                                  CD #1

No More Boy/Girl—[New Orleans, La.]: Domain Activities, 1980.  CB 1018

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Susie Huete

            Vice side:

  • “I’m in Love with a Voice on the Telephone”
  • “Suzanne’s So Black and White”

            Versa side:

  • “Love Lasts One Night”
  • “What Can I Say?”
  • “Find Out Who You Are (at 3 A.M.)”

337-11            Johnny J. and the Hitmen                                                                        CD #7

Nuclear Hayride—New Orleans, La.: Niteshade Records, 1985.  NSR-88

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Alex Chilton

Side 1:

  • “Deal Me a New Deck”
  • “Don’t Wanna Work No More”
  • “I Just Don’t Care”
  • “Gone For Good”
  • “Big City Lights”

Side 2:

  • Don’t Treat Me Like (I Treated You)”
  • “Talkin’ About You”
  • “Michele Shock”
  •  “Might As Well Admit It”
  • “Nuclear Hayride”

337-12            The Lost Boys                                                                                             CD #2

“My Name Is Lancelot”/“Everybody Makes Mistakes”—[Metairie, La.: Coloco Records, [1981?].  CR-777

7” 45 rpm single

  • “My Name Is Lancelot”
  • “Everybody Makes Mistakes”

337-13            The Lost Boys                                                                                             CD #2

“Into You”/“Still Best Friends”—Metairie, La.: Coloco Records, [1981?].  CR-778

7” 45 rpm single

  • “Into You”
  • “Still Best Friends”

337-14            The Manic Depressives                                                                            CD #2

“Going Out with the In-Crowd”/“Silence on the Radio”/”You Know Where You’re Gonna Go”—New Orleans [i.e. Metairie], La.: Vinyl Solution Records 1980.  V/S002

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by L the P

  • “Going Out with the In-Crowd”
  • “Silence on the Radio”
  • “You Know Where You’re Gonna Go”

337-15            The Mechanics                                                                                            CD #1

[Self-titled]—[N.p.: no record label], 1979.  M001

12” 45 rpm EP

Produced by The Mechanics

            Side A:

  • “Enough Is Enough”
  • “Charlie’s Black Hair”

            Side B:

  • “Soft & Pretty”
  • “Everybody Talks About the Weather”

337-16            The Models                                                                                                  CD #2

“In the Red”/“Respected”—[New Orleans, La.?: no record label], 1981.  MR1

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Rick Schexnayder

  • “In the Red”
  • “Respected”

337-17            The Monsters                                                                                              CD #2

“Calling Dr. Howard—Dr. Fine—Dr. Howard”/“Elmo the Eel”—[Metairie, La.?: no record label], 1982.  [No serial #]

7” 33⅓ rpm one-sided flexidisc

  • Calling Dr. Howard—Dr. Fine—Dr. Howard
  • Elmo the Eel

337-18            N.O. Experience Necessary                                                                     CD #5

                        New Orleans: Oblique Records, 1980.  [No serial #]

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Carlos Boll for Lectric Eye

            Side 1:

  • “Lunatic Fringe” – Backstabbers
  • “Simple Pictures” – Driveways
  • “She Don’t Mind” – Room Service
  • “Hot Pork” – Men in Black
  • “Sad Army” – Mechanics
  • “Drug City” – Contenders

            Side 2:

  • “Does She or Doesn’t She?” – Mandeville Mike & The Mental Block
  • “Zigzag” – Driveways
  • “Not Responsible” – Shitdogs
  • “Little Murders” – Contenders
  • “Fly by Night” – Backstabbers
  • “The Consumer” - Mechanics

337-19            No Questions, No Answers                                                                      CD #6

                        New Orleans [i.e. Metairie], La.: Vinyl Solution Records, 1980.  V/S004

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Larry Holmes for Vinyl Solution Records

            Side 1:

  • “Dead Heroes” – Red Rockers
  • “Red Star” – Red Rockers
  • “Character” – Aces 88
  • “Can’t Never” – RZA
  • “Time to Change” – The Hostages
  • “Fire Patrol” – The Models
  • “Intimate Love” – The Models

            Side 2:

  • “Thinkin’ bout You” – The Wayward Youth
  • “Preparation X” – David Oh!
  • “Mystery Girl” – The Fugitives
  • “Me” – Mandeville Mike
  • “The Cannibals Next Door” – The Swingin’ Millionaires
  • “A Little Too Much” – The Cheaters
  • “Not Worth the Time” – The Manic Depressives
  • “Think for Yourself” – The Manic Depressives

337-20            Red Rockers                                                                                                CD #7

Condition Red—San Francisco, Calif.: 415 Records, 1981.  415A-0006

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by David Kahne

            Side 1:

  • “Guns of Revolution”
  • “Teenage Underground”
  • “Peer Pressure”
  • “Can You Hear”
  • “Grew Up”
  • “Know What I Think”

            Side 2:

  • “Dead Heroes”
  • “Folsom Prison Blues”
  • “Condition Red”
  • “Hold On”
  • “White Law”
  • “Live or Die”

337-21            Red Rockers

Good As Gold—New York: Columbia Records (415 Records), 1983.  BFC 38629

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by David Kahne

            Side A:

  • “China”
  • “Good As Gold”
  • “Dreams Fade Away”
  • “Change the World Around”
  • “Answers to the Questions”

            Side B:

  • “’Til It All Falls Down”
  • “Running Away from You”
  • “Fanfare for Metropolis”
  • “(Come on into) My House”
  • “Home Is Where the War Is”

337-22            Red Rockers                                                                                                CD #7

“Guns of Revolution”/“Teenage Underground”/“Nothing to Lose”—New Orleans [i.e. Metairie], La.: Vinyl Solution Records, 1980.  VS 0037

45 rpm single

Produced by John Burton & Red Rockers

  • “Guns of Revolution”
  • “Teenage Underground”
  • “Nothing to Lose”

337-23            Red Rockers

Schizophrenic Circus—New York: Columbia Records (415 Records), 1984.  BFC 39281

12” 33⅓ rpm EP

Produced by Rick Chertoff & William Wittman

            Side 1:

  • “Just Like You”
  • “Blood from a Stone”
  • “Shades of ’45”
  • “Another Day”

Side 2:

  • “Freedom Row”
  • “Good Thing I Know Her”
  • “Eve of Destruction”
  • “Both Hands in the Fire”
  • “Burning Bridges”

337-24            The Rockabyes                                                                                           CD #2

“Blue Love”/“Other Neighbors”—[New Orleans, La.?: Nite Shade Records, 1982.  NR-003

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by der maw & sons

  • “Blue Love”
  • “Other Neighbors”

337-25            Roulette                                                                                                         CD #2

“Without a Second Thought”/“Down Too Long”—Pearl, Miss.: IRS Records & Tapes, 1982.  IRS 1028

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Jimmy Sacca and Roulette

  • “Without a Second Thought”
  • “Down Too Long”

337-26            Shell Shock                                                                                                  CD #2

“Your Way”/“My Brain Is Jelly/Execution Time”—New Orleans [i.e. Metairie], La.: Vinyl Solution Records, 1981.  V/S 005

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by L the P

  • “Your Way”
  • “My Brain Is Jelly”
  • “Execution Time”

337-27            Time Zone                                                                                                    CD #1

“Try”/”I Wanna Dance”—[N.p.]: CF Publishing (BMI), 1981.  [No serial #]

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by FGF

  • “Try”
  • “I Wanna Dance”

337-28            The Uptights                                                                                                CD #1

“I’m Awake”/“Promises (She Isn’t In Love)”—[New Orleans, La.?]: Up Records, 1981.  WB-71581

7” 45 rpm single

Produced by Web Burrell

  • “I’m Awake”
  • “Promises (She Isn’t In Love)”

337-29            Tim Youngblood                                                                                         CD #1

“I Don’t Wanna Give Up”/“Just Getting Along”—New Orleans: Good News Records, 1981.  TY1000

7” rpm single

Produced by T. Youngblood & K. Williams

  • “I Don’t Wanna Give Up”
  • “Just Getting Along”

Series II.  Working copies

337-30            CD #1

                        Singles #1

337-31            CD #2

                        Singles #2

337-32            CD #3

                        The Cold

  • 16 Songs Off a Dead Band’s Chest
  • 4 singles

337-33            CD #4

                        Crescent City Jam

337-34            CD #5

                        N.O. Experience Necessary

337-35            CD #6

                        No Questions, No Answers

337-36            CD #7

                        Red Rockers

  • Condition Red
  • “Guns of Revolution”

                        Johnny J & The Hitmen

  • Nuclear Hayride

Index Terms

Backbeats (Musical group)

Bas Clas (Musical group)

Cold (Musical group)

Godot (Musical group)

Hitmen (Musical group)

Huete, Susie

Johnny J.

Lost Boys (Musical group)

Manic Depressives (Musical group)

Mechanics (Musical group)

Models (Musical group)

Monsters (Musical group)

Music—Louisiana—New Orleans

Red Rockers (Musical group)

Rock music—1971-1980

Rock music—1981-1990

Roulette (Musical group)

Shell Shock (Musical group)

Uptights (Musical group)

Youngblood, Tim