1017: 391 - (EP)(IP)
Album released with a "disco sleeve".
123: TARGET 13 -Rodney On The Roq (COMP)(LP)
For a facsimile of the original liner notes for this selection, including an interview with the artist and lyrics for this song from the original Rodney On The Roq Volume 2 album Flipside magazine insert please click here
|PBS 34: TARGET 13 - Rodney On The Roq / Joke's On You (45)(IP)|
|PBS 153: TENDER FURY - (LP)(IP)|
|Tender Fury featured two founding members of T.S.O.L., Jack Grisham and Todd Barnes. Robbie Allen and Daniel Root were the other original members. Obviously, by the time Tender Fury signed to Posh Boy in 1987, Fields and Grisham had resumed their friendship; the punk public was to believe for many more years that Posh Boy had ripped off T.S.O.L.. The truth was rather more complex. This album was released in 1988, initially bearing the Posh Boy logo and Posh Boy catalog number. After receiving support from the late Rick Carroll, program director at KROQ-FM, the album was re-released through CEMA (Capitol Records) distribution and promptly died and went to the cut-out bins. From 1992 until 1997, these Tender Fury recordings were available on Rhino Records' T.S.O.L. Thoughts of Yesterday CD. To listen to samples and receive details on the Rhino re-issue of the T.S.O.L. CD, visit the CD Now web-site.|
88153-2: TENDER FURY - Tender Fury (CD)
To listen to samples and receive details on the Rhino re-issue of the Tender Fury CD, visit the CD Now web-site.
88155-2: 39 STEPS - This City Of Vice (COMP)(CD)
Included on The Best of Rodney On The Roq.
|PBS 24: T.S.O.L. - Man & Machine / Peace Through Power (45)|
|PBS 1013: T.S.O.L. - Self-Titled (EP)|
|PBS 150: T.S.O.L. - Thoughts Of Yesterday 1981-1982 (LP)|
were one of the giants of early Orange County hardcore, even though they were from Long
Beach in neighboring Los Angeles County.
Elsewhere in these pages, in the 7" singles section, the reader may learn how the popularity of singles took a nose dive in the mid 1980's. Such was the lack of demand for them that Posh Boy landed perhaps his greatest business coup in obtaining rights to T.S.O.L.'s 1982 7" e.p. Weathered Statues. previously released on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label.
The then manager of T.S.O.L. had finally brought the band together with their attorney to the negotiating table to work out a settlement of the long standing dispute between Posh Boy and T.S.O.L. stemming from the band's 1981 flight to Frontier Records days after release of the first black e.p. and before the band had honored its commitment to record a further e.p. for the Posh Boy label.
It was agreed that Posh Boy would pay the band their back royalties and the band would also receive a recoupable $4000 advance as consideration for assigning the master and publishing rights to what the manager thought was essentially worthless material, that from the 7" e.p..
It had never occurred to the manager that I, too, knew that singles were no longer viable. Within a few weeks we had re-packaged all of the old and new T.S.O.L. masters, including Peace Thru' Power from Posh Hits Vol. 1 and combined them in the new long play record 1987's Thoughts of Yesterday. All of the masters (excluding publishing rights) were sold to Nitro Records in 1997.
To receive details on the Nitro re-issue of the T.S.O.L. CD, visit the CD Now web-site.
8150-2: T.S.O.L. - Thoughts of Yesterday 1980-1982 (CD)
German Release--The difference between this CD and PBCD-88150-2 is the span of years, this CD contains 2 tracks from the 1980 demo recordings of You Don't have To Die & 80 Times...This was a joint venture with eMpTy Records (MT-277)
88150-2: T.S.O.L. - Thoughts Of Yesterday 1981-1982 (CD)
The original 1988 US CD release contained 9 bonus tracks by Pariah (PBS-147). Later released in 1992 by Rhino Records (R2-71117) replacing Pariah tracks with Tender Fury's self-titled debut (PB-153)
T.S.O.L. - Thoughts Of Yesterday 1981-1982 (CD)
1992 re-released version by Rhino Records.
368 T.S.O.L./Slayer - Abolish Government (45)
Tied in with Slayer's recording of the Abolish Government/Superficial Love medley for their Undisputed Attitude CD (available from the CD Now web-site), subPOP released a split 7" containing the Slayer recording on the A side and the original T.S.O.L. recordings of Abolish Government/Silent Majority and Superficial Love on the B side.
T.S.O.L. - 1980 Demo (45)
Dave Fergusson of London liked his cassette copy of the original T.S.O.L. demo recordings so much that he released an edition of 500 copies with a folded xerox picture sleeve; Posh Boy subsequently obtained the rights to the demo's from the band and added the 2 best recordings 80 Times and the never before released You Don't Have To Die to the German release of the Thoughts of Yestreday CD (Musical Tragedies/EFA). For reasons unknown, Nitro chose not to release these tracks on their own re-issue even though they were included in the purchase agreement.
|PBS 27: TVTV$ - Television Religion (45)(IP)|
bands never make it and you just don't know why. The TVTV$ led by Flipside
writer Blaze James had everything going for them, except timing. They
had musicianship, strong songwriting, punk credentials, even Hollywood
connections. But I think Blaze's lyrics are just too clever and politicized
for the mid 1990's.
Blaze, you gotta write something simple like about blow jobs at 7-11! This is a single that Posh Boy did not produce and never tires of listening to. Despite a rough start to our relationship, the Posh one and Blaze continue to collaborate on different projects, licensing TVTV$ recordings for such diverse projects as KPNK, a compilation of punkers doing rock standards (Eddie Money's Baby, Hold On) and Rhino's Punk Rock Xmas CD Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money. To receive details on the Rhino CD, visit the CD Now web-site.
123: TWISTED ROOTS -Snaked (COMP)(LP)
Rodney On The Roq Volume 2.
Updated December 1999