Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Eight Balls 7" Science Gone Too Far/When The Spirit Moves Me (Underdog Records 1984)

With 2013 coming to a close, I figure I should squeeze in one more post before the year is up. This has been a great but busy year which has really slowed down some of my record activities, especially with my blogging. I recently got married to my girlfriend of 9 years and made some pretty great scores with records on the side. This was one of the more surprising records that I came across this past year. It came to me by another collector friend who also hooked me up with my first copy of Crash Street Kidds a few years back. I had never heard or seen this but by first look, I was sold. The Eight Balls were from Youngstown, Ohio and put out this one and only 7" in 1984 to the tune of 500 copies. They still get together a couple of times of year when all members are in town to do reunion shows. I really love the off kilter lyrics and keyboard on the song "Science Gone Too Far". My buddy Clay mention a certain B-52 vibes which I can hear a little."When The Spirit Moves" is more of a straight foreword power pop tune which, is pretty damn good. I could hear the Registrators or a number of other Japanese garage punk bands from the 90's covering it. Here's to the end of 2013! May 2014 be filled with endless record scores and rivers of coffee.

Side A: Science Gone Too Far

 Side B: When The Spirit Moves Me