Discography of Ohio Art and Pop 1977-1983

Henry Weld

Last update: 08 March 2011

Copyright © 1997,1998 by Henry Weld.**

The discography is broken into the following hopefully self-explanatory sections:

Introduction
Punk
Compilations
Label listings

The Action			Stow
- Get Back To Me / Any Day Now 7" RadioGram RD101, 1978 PS
- Radio Music / Please Oh Please 7" RadioGram RD103, 1979 PS
- She's Got My Heart / Till I See You Again 7" RadioGram RD-104, 1982 PS
  Po(o)p. Chuck says the third is a goodie though.[HW]
get back to me radio music shes got my heart
Bizarros Akron - Lady Dubonette / I Bizarro // Without Reason / Nova 7" Gorilla 001, 1976, NS - Lady Dubonette / I Bizarro // Without Reason / Nova 7" Clone 000, October 1976, NS - Laser Boys / It Hurts, Janey // New Order 7" Clone 003, 1978 - The Cube / Underground 7" Sordide Sentimental SS45004, 1981 PS, France - Bizarros LP Mercury SRM 1-3776, 1979 (Young Girls At Market / The Waves Cry / Seeing Is Believing / Quiana Girls / After The Snow // Laser Boys / Artie J. / It Hurts, Janey / Lady Doubonette / Mind's A Magnet / White Screen Movies) - Bizarros / Rubber City Rebels: From Akron split LP Clone 001, 1979 (Lady Dubonette / I Bizarro / Jackson's Pride / Ice Age / White Screen Movies // tracks by the Rubber City Rebels) Self-titled LP is decent hardwave a la MX80 Sound.[HW]
George Bjorling and The Poopy Butts - I Call It Reason / Don't Ask Me Why / Dirty Jacket 7" Dark Black, 1980 Mediocre 60s style pop. Blitz Cleveland - Oga Erutuf LP Tema, 1971 Listed in Volume as being from 1978. "Hard psych". Blunt Stitches Columbus - Hips / Eat My Wad 7" New Age NA1005, 1982 NR There definitely was a Blunt Stitches from Columbus. Long ago I asked Mike Rep if this 45 existed and he said no. He could be wrong, but I've never seen it.[BD] I have a recording by them on an extremely hard-to-find cassette only comp (listed in Volume) called Nowhere '81: Live in Columbus. This tape is also notable for having a Screaming Urge song or two. I haven't listened to the thing in a while so I couldn't comment right now on how any of the tracks sound. I agree that the 7" doesn't exist.[JF] B.P.A. By-Products of America - By-Products Of America 12" Hospital HDO-8, 1983 (Timmy / Rules of the Game / Motivation // Bus / Mental Health / Forensic Dentist) - Moving And Storage LP Hospital HDO-12, 1984 (No Heat / Thorazine Cheerleader / Sickness / Buyer Beware (Hung, Hung, Hung) / Now Voyager / Late Night T.V. / My Son / Sister's Ex / Carla / Boots Make You Taller / Dining Room / Wally Song) Vince Burnette - Irrational Velvet 12" Bizart BIZ-2, 1981 Chi Pig Akron - Bountiful Living / Ring Around The Collar 7" Chi Pig 8102, 1978 PS A second 7" KxY=Go / Waves Of Disgust was announced in Cle #3A. Dementia Precox Dayton - Dead On 2 Legs Luncheonette / Mines 7" Hospital HDO 5, 1981 PS - SCHP 12" Prehensile 1A371, 1982 (Maladie D'Esprit / Untitled As of Yet / Fla(w) Girls / Coppola 13 /She's Just / Lord Have Mercy Dance Music) - Of Parts Unknown LP Prehensile 5, 1984 Devo Akron - Mongoloid / Jocko Homo 7" Booji Boy 7033-14, 1977 PS UK Booji Boy/Stiff DEV-1, 1978 PS - (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction / Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Getting) 7" Booji Boy 72843/75677, 1977 PS UK Booji Boy/Stiff BOY1, 1977 PS I like 'em. Lots more Ohio-era stuff on the Hardcore Devo CDs. Dr. Bloodmoney Cleveland - Footprints / Don't Bet The Rent 7" Rocktari, 1981 PS Foreign Bodies Cleveland - The Incredible Truth / Long Walk Home 7" Bizart GAK1, 1980 PS Volume lists an LP and another 7" as well. Harvey Gold Akron - I Keep A Close Watch / Armadillo 7" Clone 005, 1977? PS Gooses Cleveland - Just A Tailor / Parachute Woman 7" 1977 NS Powerpop/Kinks rock.[BD] Gray Bunnies Akron - He Hit Me / Cigarette 12" Clone 015, 1981 Electro-disco.[CW] Great Plains Columbus - The Mark, Don & Mel EP 12" New Age 005, 1983 (The Way She Runs A Fever / When Do You Say Hello? / Four Sides In Three Shapes / It's Dying / Pretty Dictionary / The Night Won't Live To See The Day / Confetti / Cave-In)
Hieronymus Bosch Cleveland - Dear Debby / Rollin' In Fire 7" Enigma ENI-1477, 1977 NS/SS Home And Garden Cleveland - How I Spent My Vacation 12" Bizart BIZ5, 1982 - Melville / Sir Flea 7" After Hours 111, 1983 - History And Geography LP After Hours ARCK102, 1984 Human Switchboard Kent - Fly In / Distemper // Shake It Boys / SF Nights 7" Under The Rug 385, 1977 PS - I Gotta Know / No! 7" Clone 007, 1978 PS - Prime Of My Life / In My Room 7" Square One SQ1, 1979 PS - Who's Landing In My Hangar / Saturday's Girl // B by Alex Gibson 7" flexi Trouser Press, #7 - Live LP Square Two, 1980 (I Can Walk Alone / Believe In You / City / Sharpest Girl / No Heart / I Gotta Know / Book On Looks // Time, Time, Time / Who's Landing In My Hnager / Frowntown / New Song) - Who's Landing In My Hangar LP Faulty COPE1, 1981 ((Say No To) Saturday's Girl / Who's Landing In My Hanger? / In This Town / No Heart / Refrigerator Door // I Can Walk Alone / (I Used To) Believe In You / Don't Follow Me Home / Book On Looks / Where The Light Breaks) Insanity & The Killers Cleveland - Edge City / Punchout 7" Huh?Oh! NR-12737, 1981 PS - Throwaway 12" Huh? Oh! ???, 1980 PS 7" as the Killers. 12" as Insanity &. Irrational Velvet Cleveland 7" - Main Marquee / Thinner Than Yesterday 7" Bizart, GAK3, 1981 PS Johnny & the Dicks Cleveland - 12" PS No record, just a 12" sleeve. Andrew Klimek Cleveland - Afterbathinginturpentine 7" Mustard 105, 1979 PS (Anna Told / Drapery Hooks Of My Love // Felt Hammer) Peter Laughner Cleveland - White Light White Heat / Cinderella Backstreet 7" Forced Exposure - Baby's On Fire / What Goes On 7" SOL - Peter Laughner LP Koolie NR13007, 1982 (Sylvia Plath / Rag Mama / Dear Richard // Hideaway / Baudelaire / Dinosaur Lullaby / Lullaby) - Take The Guitar Player For A Ride 2xLP Tim Kerr TK93, 1994 (Baudelaire / Rock It Down / Sylvia Plath / In The Bar / Cinderella Backstreet / Only Love Can Break Your Heart / Lullaby / Pledging My Time / Visions Of Johanna / Amphetamine / Life Stinks / Don't Take Your Love Away / Calvary Cross / What Love Is / Ain't It Fun / Dear Richard / Baby's On Fire / Me & The Devil Blues) The 2xLP was also a CD with less tracks. Here's a link.
Les Raving Sounds Cleveland - Empty Bottles (Close The Door) / Treat Her Right // Earth Boy Dreams Of Angel / Angela 7" Terminal 4, 1981 PS
Lucky Pierre Cleveland - Fans And Cameras / Idlewood 7" Unadulterated 9906, 1980 PS - Match / Into My Arms 7" Unadulterated 12143, 1981 PS - Stetsons / Once A Child 7" Unadulterated, 1982, ?? - Communique one-sided 7" Unadulterated, 1984 - Communique / Tough // Analyst Says / I Need To Get To Know / Man Against The Wall 7" Unadulterated, 1984 Paul Marotta Cleveland - Agit-Prop Piano LP 1983 Do Speak DO 1, 1983 (Untitled // Untitled) Piano drone from Styrenes member. Great John Morton (Electric Eels) art on cover and insert.[JF] Mirrors Cleveland - Shirley / She Smiled Wild 7" Hearthan 105, 1977 PS Violet Times VT 104, 2010 PS - Another Nail In The Coffin LP Resonance 33-9135, 1991/late 80s (Another Nail In The Coffin / Follow That Blonde / Every Day / If I Swear / I Got A Need / Penthouse Legend // I Think I'm Falling / And I Saw You / Halt Amphigory / Good To Me / Cindy And Kathy / I've Been Down / Shirley) Modern Art Studio Cleveland - MASmania 7" Mid America Sound MAS1, 1979 PS (If I Don't Have You / Ballad Of The Green Berets // Dear Dad / Dropping Off Like Flies) - MAS mas 7" Mid America Sound MAS-002, 1980 PS (Photogreys / Goddamn Volvo // No Space Between Us / Satisfacion) Naked Skinnies Columbus - All My Life / This Is The Beautiful Night 7" Naked House 103457/103458, 1981 PS Mark Eitzel post-Cowboys, pre-American music Club.
Neptune's Car Cleveland - Baking Bread / Lucky Charms 7" Koolie 240, 1980 PS
News Cincinnati - Stop / To Begin With // Brothers / Dix Kilometres De Moi 7" Waldo 003022X, 1980 PS Good pop-rock/new-wave; Brothers is very nearly aggressive enough to describe as punk.[RE] Numbers Band (15-60-75) Kent - Here In The Life / It's In Imagination 7" Hearthan HR108, 1979 SS - Jimmy Bell Is Still In Town LP Water Brothers, 1975 CD Hearthan HR112, 2000 (Animal Speaks / About The Eye Game / Narrow Road / Thief / Jimmy Bell / About Leaving Day) - 15 60 75 The Numbers Band 2 LP Water Brothers, 1982 The Numbers Band albums may not be too bad. They just had no connection with punk/wave scene. The first one always gets a good description on those hippie sale lists but sounds like non-interesting straight rock.[BD] Check out their website. Ohio Arts - 12" details anyone? Pere Ubu Cleveland - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo / Heart Of Darkness 7" Hearthan HR101, 1975 PS - Final Solution / Cloud 149 7" Hearthan HR102, 1976 PS - Street Waves / My Dark Ages 7" Hearthan HR103, 1976 SS - The Modern Dance / Heaven 7" Hearthan HR104, 1977 PS - The Fabulous Sequel 7" UK Chrysalis CHS2372, 1979 (Have Shoes Will Walk // Humor Me / The Book Is On The Table) - Final Solution / My Dark Ages 7" UK Rough Trade RT049, 1980 PS - Not Happy / Lonesome Cowboy Dave 7" UK Rough Trade RT066, 1981 PS US Rough Trade RT004, 1981 PS - Datapanik In The Year Zero 12" UK Radar RDR1, 1978 (30 Seconds Over Tokyo / Cloud 149 / Heaven / Heart Of Darkness / Untitled) - The Modern Dance LP US Blank 001, 1978 UK Phonogram 9100-052, 1978 UK Rough Trade ROUGH22, 1980 IT Base/Rough Trade ROUGH22, 1980 US Rough Trade ROUGH-US-7, 1980 AU Gap/Rough Trade RTGAP003, 1980 - Dub Housing LP UK Chrysalis CHR1207, 1978 US? - New Picnic Time LP UK Chrysalis CHR1248, 1979 - The Art Of Walking LP UK Rough Trade ROUGH14, 1980 US Rough Trade ROUGHUS4, 1980 JP Japan Record/Rough Trade RTL-4 - 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo LP UK Rough Trade ROUGH23, 1981 US Rough Trade ROUGH-US-10, 1980 JP Japan Record/Rough Trade RTL-7, 1981 - Song Of The Bailing Man LP UK Rough Trade ROUGH33, 1982 IT Base/Rough Trade ROUGH33, 1982 US Rough Trade ROUGH-US-21, 1980 - One Man Drives While The Other Man Screams LP Rough Trade, 1989 (ever on vinyl???) - The U-Men: X-Mas Concert At The Interstate Mall / Live At Club Wow LP Tri-City bootleg NR10544, 1979 (rebooted from the vinyl as Don't Expect Art on Impossible IMP107, 1980) - Terminal Tower LP Twin/Tone, 1985 Compilations - Final Solution on Max's Kansas City Volume 1 LP RAM1213, 1977 - Birdies on Urgh! A Music War LP A&M SP6019, 1981 - Also various Australian pressings of LPs and a bunch of compilation tracks. First pressings of Art Of Walking lack vocals on Arabia. Later pressings (remixed) add the vocals on Arabia. Phantom Limb Columbus - Admission Of Guilt 7" flexi 1980 PS Came with The Offense fanzine.
Pressler-Morgan One Plus One Cleveland - The Hand Piece / You're Gonna Watch Me 7" Hearthan HR107, 1979 SS Spoken word over instrumental noodling. Usually referred to only as Pressler-Morgan as that's what's stamped on the cover. The longer name is only on the labels.[JF] Charlotte Pressler Cleveland - True Confessions / True Confessions (instrumental) 12" Mustard 4002, 1982 Again, spoken word over instrumental noodling, but this time the backing band is the Styrenes. Better than the Paul Marotta LP, but personally I like the John Morton (Electric Eels) cover art more than the music.[JF] Qi-ZZ Cincinnati - 2 Dimensional Love Affair / New Baby 7" Hospital HDO-3A, 1980 PS - Beach Music / John Lennon 7" Hospital HDO-9, 1983 PS
 
John Rader - One Step At A Time / Get You Back 7" Clone 009, PS
Razor Penguins Columbus - Paris / Indifference 7" Moment UR2858, 1981 PS Redness Cleveland - Killer Bees / Gran Turismo / Little Debbie // Creme Rinse / Backwards Forward / Primitijam 7" Non S-1, 1980 PS Rockers Cincinnati - Blonde Debbie / Jamaika 7" Lickety Split ???, 1980 PS
Brian Sands Cleveland - Reheated Chocolate Tangos 12" Bizart 1, 1979 (The Day The Elves Could Fly / Orangutango / Fivefourthreetwoone / Baby You're A Rich Man // This Lonely Night / White Chocolate / Shoeater) - Fixation LP Bizart 3, 1981 Squidfish Columbus - Marriage Vows / Dorothy 1.2.3.... 7" New Age 103590, 1982 PS as Nudge Squidfish - Squid Songs LP Unpublished Works NS-1, 1983 (X-Mas In A Glass / Kiss & Hugs / I Wanta Fucka Tina Louisea / Hart Of My Hart / Bombs Over Beirut / Drinking All My Tears On Down / Words Of This Song // First Time, Second Time (All The Time) / I Can't Forget The Times / Buffalo Shit / I'm Looking For You / Are You Fooling Youself? / Where Had You Been / The Stranger) Also another LP as Nudge Squidfish in 1985, titled "Nashville, In Nashville", where he was then living. Marriage Vows sounds like transvestite cabaret. 1.2.3... is a kid singing over a Casio. Alright I suppose. Styrenes Cleveland as Polystyrene Jass Band - Drano In My Veins / Circus Highlights 7" Mustard 101, 1975 SS Violet Times VT 103, 2010 SS as Styrene Money - Radial Arm Saws / Just Walking 7" Mustard 102, 1977? NS? - I Saw You // Jaguar Ride / Everything Near Me 7" Mustard 103, 1977 PS - Leave The Girls / Inside Of Here 7" Mustard 104 (never released) as Styrenes - Jennifer Gymshorts / Exasperation // No Deposit No Return 7" Mustard 108, 1981 PS - Girl Crazy LP Mustard 4001, 1982 (Leave The Girls / Inside Of Here / Girl Crazy / Cheap And Vulgar / Where The Girls Are / Brian's Song / Social Whirlpool / Just Walking / Outer Limits / Electricity / My Problem / Drano In Your Veins / Opus 12 / It's Artastic) - We Care So You Don't Have To LP/CD Scat 63, 1998
 
Tin Huey Akron - Puppet Wipes / Cuyahoga Creeping Bent // Poor Alphonso / The Tin Huey Story 7" Clone 002, 1977 PS - Breakfast With The Hueys 7" Clone 004, 1978 PS (Robert Takes The Road To Liebernawash / Squirm You Worm) - English Kids / Sister Rose 7" Clone 010, 1979 PS - I'm A Believer / New York's Finest Dining Experience 7" Warner, 1979 - I'm A Believer (mono) / I'm A Believer (stereo) 7" Warner, 49001 - I'm A Believer / Hump Day 12" Warner 32971, 1979 - Contents Dislodged During Shipment LP Warner BSK3297, 1979 (I'm A Believer / ??? // Hump Day / Pink Berets / Squirm / Chinese Circus / Puppet Wipes) A fan page.
Unit 5 Cuyahoga - Decisions / Gracefully And Ladylike 7" Sharkskin, 1980? PS - Scared Of The Dark LP Clone 014, 1981 Venus Envy - 12" details anyone? Vertical Slit Columbus - The 1978 Art Data Sampler 7" (as James Shephard and Friends) Musicol/Vertical Slit 102879, 1979 PS - Urban Imprint 3 7" Vertical Slit 103068, 1979 PS (Origin Of Decay / Metal Or Meat? // My Hands Don't Sleep / Populatia Fredquentia) - Smudge // New Thrill New Pill / Please Take Hold 7" New Age 003, 1980 PS - Slit And Pre-Slit LP Musicol/Vertical Slit 102554 May 1977 (as Jim Shephard) (1-2-3...Hello / In-No-Sense 1X2 / Ascencion / Dedication Loop / Fair Exchange / 66 2/6 / 7:00 A.M. Jam / 6X4 // Siren Intro / 6X4 F#1 / A Day At The Factory / Greensleeves / 3 Piece / 6X4 F#2 / The Bed / In-No-Sense Outro) See Forced Exposure #13.
Vices Columbus - You're So Cute / Love Hate // Breaking All Rules / Cut Me Loose 7" Dead Beat DB 00100, 1982 PS Wild Giraffes Cleveland - New Era / Dreams Don't Last 7" Neck AAA1, 1977 PS - Ensemble And Majorettes 7" Neck AAA2, 1978 PS (Love Me / When I Found Out) - I Don't Know About You / Crazy Mixed Up World 7" Neck AAA3, 1978/9 PS - Right Now LP Neck NA001, 1981
 

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