Saturday, 17 April 2021

Restless - Your Memory (Keeps Me Up All Night Long) (1987)

We really can't explain how this record, which was recorded in Richard Harrow's Living Room Studios was also in the Sundae Sound singles box from Rob Bartlett. We also cannot find out anything about this band, despite our usual half-assed searching. In fact, we got to see this message from our Google overlords for the first time:

Which means we're going to send you straight to the download.

Friday, 16 April 2021

Randy Poirier - I Can't See Through The Window (For The Pain) (1989)

Today's Sundae Sound single comes with both an artist bio on the sleeve AND a good pun in the song title. So huge thanks to Randy Poirier for giving us two things we always appreciate - and this single is a pretty good two-steppin' bit of fun.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Randy Owen Bishop - The Old Ring (1989), Oregon Sunsets (1991)

We got completely stymied by this next pair of Sundae Sound singles from Randy Owen Bishop. All searches for more information came up negative. What's more puzzling is that the second single is on Arizona-based Comstock Records. Although we note that this one isn't even listed on the Comstock wikipedia page.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Myrol & Myrol - Burned By An Old Flame (1990), Running Shoes (1990)

Just like yesterday's post, these next Sundae Sound singles are also ones which were on a tape we posted previously. And we pretty much exhausted what we could tell you about sister-brother due Myrol & Myrol at that time, so we'll point you straight to the download.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Monika With A "K" - Fantasy (1986), Until Tonight, I Forgot To Tell My Heart/Jack Daniels



You might remember Monika With A "K" from a Sundae Sound cassette post a few months ago. She's back again, with three slices of vinyl! All of which are tracks which appear on that tape. We managed to rustle up the sleeves for two of these from the Recordland 45 cave/safety hazard (thanks to Eraz and co for their, uh, hospitality). We highly recommend reading the notes from the back of said sleeves, if for no reason other than to justify the number of cuts and slivers we got digging for these.

Or maybe it was just a fantasy?

Monday, 12 April 2021

Moment - My Woman/Gonna Get Me A Girl (1985)

Our next Sundae Sound single is slice of 80s pop from The Moment (which, judging by the fact that his name appears three times on each side of the label, we suspect was the brainchild of one Paul Miles). Side one is a slower ballad, but side two totally suckered us with an arpeggio intro that sounds remarkably like Madonna's "Lucky Star." 

If you're feeling lucky, you can grab it here.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Michael Paul - Just Friends/I've Got A Feeling (1987)

Whoops! We feel asleep after the long weekend, and forgot to keep up with our posting. Back into the Sundae Sound singles with this one from Michael Paul, who thankfully has given us a bio on the back of this sleeve. 

Get it here!

Monday, 5 April 2021

Men Without Saddles - Men Without Saddles (1985)

Alright! Let's get back into some substance! This next Sundae Sound single (also on a Doug Wong Music sublabel) is from Stew Tarrant and his Men Without Saddles. Rob Bartlett tells us that Tarrant's father was a former big wig in the Calgary Police Service, which makes this off-colour ode to the Stampede all the better. At some point in the coming year, we're going to do a feature on songs of the Stampede - honestly, they're not usually as entertaining as this one. Don't believe us? Here's what the great James Muretich had to say about it:

Oh, and Tarrant was also manager of the great Kelly's Electronic World. We'll maybe forgive him for singing the CD's praises in this article:


Sunday, 4 April 2021

Loren David - Unfinished Dreams/If Love Is Real (1988)

We're coming up pretty much empty with this single as well. We don't know if Loren David is the name of the band or the name of the singer; all we can really tell you is that this is some pretty slick late 80's pop balladry, thanks in part to the handiwork of keyboardist Jerry Proppe.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Lonestar Cattle Company - I'm On Fire (1987)

We went too deep yesterday, and really have nothing to offer for today's Sundae Sound single. We think Lonestar Cattle Company may actually have been from BC's lower mainland - which doesn't explain why this was recorded here, or why it was released on a Doug Wong Music sublabel with a Southview (not Dover, but almost) address. 

Still, as far as covers of the Boss' "I'm On Fire" go, this one's pretty decent.


Friday, 2 April 2021

Kunkel Brothers - No One's Ever Seen, Rain (1989)


Today's pair of Sundae Sound singles is a nice break - we can tell you something about 'em! Thankfully the name Kunkel rang a bell (or something) for Gene, and he correctly guessed a linkage to local 70's country act the Drylanders (if anyone has a copy of their Live at Spy Hill Jail LP, we want a copy!!). Trevor Kunkel is the son of Drylanders bassist Larry Kunkel - so these songs come from a proven lineage. And not just that - the Kunkel family business was legit: they ran local-ish attraction the Great Canadian Barn Dance.

Get down here!

Update: We found the sleeve for "No One's Every Seen" while digging at Recordland! Wooo!

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Karen Cunningham - Take The Pain Away/Fool For You (1986), Two Hearts (1988)


Well, here's our next single from Rob Bartlett's Sundae Sound collection, augmented by one from our own. We made the mistake of blowing what little we could find out about Karen Cunningham a month and a bit ago when we posted a tape she put out. But that tape was a few years after these singles. 

We're not sure what that counts for or what it means, but there you go

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Jim Angus - Dare To Dream/Memories Of You (1983)

We get puzzled by how so many of these singles mix soft rock and country music. And how so many of them elude any information whatsoever. We're sorry, Jim Angus - but everything we tried to find about you took us to information on cows instead.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Jack & Anne - All I Really Want/Say You Lied

You're probably getting tired of this... but we're not! We love 7" singles, even if we don't know anything about them. This single is one side of soft rock, another side of two-steppin' fun. But still, we know nothing about Jack & Anne, thanks in part to a Google-proof band name.

Still, there's some fine pickin' on the b side that you should check out.

Monday, 29 March 2021

J.T. Taylor - Georgia Pines For You/Miss Rodeo


Well, thankfully the sleeve of this next Sundae Sound single saves us from our losing streak of bands we know nothing about. Yep, you can read all about singer J.T. Taylor on the back! 

Phew! Saved!

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Gaylene Kennedy MacLean - Remember Christmas/Old Fashioned Christmas (1985)


Well, since we're posting these Sundae Sound singles in pretty much random order, it doesn't matter much that we have another out-of-season Christmas post. This one comes from Gayle Kennedy MacLean - all we know about her is that she was a staple of the church circuit in the mid-80's:

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Frank Liddy - BC Baby/Endless River (1987)

Unfortunately, here's another Sundae Sound single we can't tell you anything about. Other than that Frank Liddy has chosen to play with our OCD and label this record as having an A Side and a Side One.

The nerve!

Friday, 26 March 2021

Donald John - Don't Look Away (1987)


Well, here's a nice change. First, not all 45s have picture sleeves. And of those, very few have artist bios! Thank you, Donald John! You've made up for your Google-proof stage name!

We won't look away!

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Dawn Hanson - But He Could Waltz/Just A Little Lovin'

This next Sundae Sound single ALSO has very little information accompanying it. We wonder if this release from Dawn Hanson had some tie in to a contest from local country radio station CKRY, based on the catalogue number. All we were able to find was this listing for the 1991 Alberta Country Music Awards - pay attention to the names of all of the performers, if you haven't seen releases here from them already, they're likely in the queue!

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Copperfield-Skye - Lost Time/Book Of Tricks (1988)

We're back into the 80's pop/rock with this next Sundae Sound seven inch. And all we can tell you about this one is that if you wanted to ring in 1988 in style at the Chateau Airport, you would have done so to the strains of this fine band:

Happy new year!!