The Reels – The Reels (US Promo Vinyl LP)

Sneakily slipping this in from 1979 and some Antipodean post punk with some synths thrown in as well. So sounding a bit like Boomtown Rats with some XTC thrown in. The band line-up was Paul Abrahams (Bass), John Bliss (Drums), Craig Hooper (Guitar & Synth), David Mason (Vocals), and Colin Newham on keyboards, saxophone and guitar.

Produced by legendary Aussie producer Mark Opitz there few ska influenced tracks, especially on their debut single “Love Will Find A Way.” Some choice cuts are The Blockheads sounding funk of, “Wonder Why”

Great invention with the added synth noises giving it an extra sonic dimension.

Shame it’s not the Aussie version with the extra tracks!

Polydor ‎– PD-1-6275reels

A1 Plastic Pop 2:07
A2 Baby’s In The Know 3:04
A3 Love Will Find A Way 3:14
A4 Don’t Get Me Wrong 4:50
A5 Wonder Why 3:24
A6 Misused, Abused 3:47
B1 Prefab Hearts 3:07
B2 Spot The Ridge 3:56
B3 Apathy 3:06
B4 Go Away 3:08
B5 The Meeting 4:24
B6 Livalafaway 2:35

2 responses

  1. Agree! (I’ll have to work on that one as shipping from Oz is about AUS $20-25 like European countries). Then after the 2nd or 3rd purchase it jumps to AUS $50-55.

    For 2 extra tracks I agree, I’ll be focusing on buying more from these guys (For Sure!!).
    In the meantime a CD format edition. I have a greatest hits – The Reels titled “Reel To Reel” 1978-1992 (Australian Edition out in 2007). If anyone is interested here for public or to Djjedredy if he’s up to a dare for the blog!?

    1. Heh! Mike no pressure ! Keep em coming! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Left and Leaving

an alternative travel blog

Phil's Musings

Guitars, Electronics, Photography, Football, Arduino etc.


Disco Not Disco Extended Guilty Pleasures

Post-Punk Monk

Searching for divinity in records from '78-'85 or so…

All the Air In My Lungs

Vinyl recordings from the 80's & 90's

Thirty Three And A Third

Vinyl Records stole my heart

Ad's Vinyl Adventures

A music blog devoted solely to records (and maybe a few other things as well)

A History of Dubious Taste

A confessional trawl through my record buying history...where there's no such thing as a Guilty Pleasure

A Goldfish Called Regret

Past present future perfect - and music too


music from underneath the floorboards

That's The Ticket

Live, Not Memorex


The home of all Y-Key Operators news and gigs

Jumping Someone Else's Song

Cover Versions Abound

One Step Brighter

It Just Won't Go Away!

Music 4 Life

a venture into the amazing world of the eighties


Rare 12" Singles For 80's Music Lovers Around The World

Off The Beat(en) Trax


Turn On Your Record Player

Vinyl recordings from the 80's & 90's

Methods Of Dance


%d bloggers like this: