And the envelope please….

Well the Oscars are over but if you are looking for some awards that really matter then PopBang, one of my radio shows of the week last November out of Portugal has posted their BaNgBaNg 2003 awards. If you haven’t heard of some of this stuff you better get yourself to your local neighborhood record store right now! And without further ado, take it away PopBaNg…

TOP 20 ALBUMS
1. ‘Photograhs & Tidalwaves’ – HOLLAND (Tooth & Nail)
2. ‘Forever And Today’ – THE RICHIES (PopBoomerang)
3. ‘All The People Some Of The Time’ – THE JTG IMPLOSION (Not Lame)
4. ‘Catch-22’ – TOOTHPASTE 2000 (Parasol)
5. ‘Brilliant’ – THE FLASHCUBES (Northside)
6. Go Steady’ – MAXTONE FOUR
7. ‘Million Dollar Rock’ – THE MILLION$ (Million Dollar)
8. ‘Skindeep’ – THE FORRESTERS (Tom Thumb)
9. ‘The Junior Panthers’ – THE JUNIOR PANTHERS (The First Time)
10. ‘Hotsocky’ – HOTSOCKY (Billtownusa)
11. ‘There’s This Girl’ – LOVETAP
12. ‘Bang! Bang! Bang!’ – THE ROMAN CANDLES
13. ‘Permission To Build’ – WALTHAM (Traktor7)
14. ‘Moonraker’ – THE WES HOLLYWOOD SHOW
15. ‘The Finger’ – MOLLY (Idol Records)
16. ‘I Was Accident’ – TRUE LOVE (Not Lame)
17. ‘Another Vivid Scene’ – CRASH INTO JUNE (Craven Hill)
18. ‘Stellastar*’ – STELLASTAR* (RCA)
19. ‘The Town We Loved In’ – SHOWBAG (ZIP)
20. ‘Last Chance Dance’ – TROLLEY (Easter)

SOLO ARTISTS
1. ‘I’ll Be Here Awake’ – ARTHUR YORIA (12 Records)
2. ‘The Million Dollar Milshake’ – MARK BACINO (Parasol)
3. ‘Summer City’ – DANNY MCDONALD (ZIP)
4. ‘Get The Picture’ – SCOTT SUDBURY (Bad Motor Scooter)
5. ‘Volume IV’ – JOE JACKSON BAND (Rykodisc)
6. ‘More Juice’ – ADAM POWER (Laughing Outlaw)
7. ‘The Wild Horse’ – CHRIS VON SNEIDERN
8. ‘Perfect Dream’ – BOBBY SUTLIFF (Not Lame)
9. ‘Kingsrdworks’ – MICHAEL CARPENTER & Kings Road (Not Lame)
10. ‘Dog Dreams’ – ROBERT CRENSHAW (Gadfly)
11. ‘King Of Missouri’ – ANTON BARBEAU (Woronzow)
12. ‘Quadraphonic Deluxe’ – BRIAN JAY CLINE
13. ‘Lone Star’ – BRADY HARRIS (Lampshade)
14. ‘Get This Started’ – FULLER (CandyZone)
15. ‘Rockstars & Superheroes’ – ADAM MCINTYRE (Headphone Treats)
16. ‘Pop Dreams’ – JEREMY (JAM)
17. ‘Perfumed Letter’ – BILL MALLONEE (Paste)
18. ‘Idiot Wisdom’ – RAY MASON BAND (Captivating Music)
19. ‘Elephant Garden’ – TERRY EASON (JAM)
20. ‘Our Little Secret’ – MICHAEL HEATON (Artichoke)

SINGLES & EP’s
1. ‘The Nice Outfit’ – THE NICE OUTFIT (Easter)
2. ‘7Teen’ – NOISECANDY (Complete Music)
3. ‘This is the Bricks’ – BIG BULDINGS (Stars/No Stars)
4. ‘New Rock Pop Sensation’ – STATIC RADIO
5. ‘Overachever’ – LOUDEN SWAIN (Car Wreckchords)
6. ‘The 11Th Hour’ – THE TINT (Primary Voltage)
7. ‘De Novo Dahl’ – DE NOVO DAHL (Bebox)
8. ‘Stance’ – THE FINKERS (Popboomerang)
9. ‘Stage One’ – MARIZANE (Vibra-Phonic)
10. ‘Pilot County Suite’ – MODEL ROCKETS
11. ‘The Glamour Traxx’ – SWINDLE-A-GO-GO
12. ‘Oxbridge Boys’ – ACEFACE
13. ‘Je Suis Un Baseball Bat vs. Skull’ – IPANEMA (Boss Tuneage)
14. ‘Live A Little’ – M.A.S.S.
15. ‘Gotta Get It’ – THE NICE DEVICE
16. ‘Consumption’ – TOBY SLATER
17. ‘The Far Away Sunshine Is The Guiding Light of My New Religion – BOY
GENIUS (Mother Tongue)
18. ‘Friends & Fender – THE LOCH NESS MOUSE (Perfect Pop)
19. ‘The Holidays’ – THE HOLIDAYS
20. ‘Trouser Load Of Love’ – THE MOD-EST LADS

GARAGE, PUNK & ROLL etc…
1. ‘The Mindbending Sounds Of…’ – THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS (Sundazed)
2. ‘Salt For Zombies’ – THE FUZZTONES (SIN)
3. ‘Gotta Get Out!’ – THE GOLDSTARS (Pravda)
4. ‘Career Objective’ – THE METHADONES (Stardumb)
5. ‘Only Souvenirs’ – BAREFOOT (Boss Tuneage)
6. ‘End of Apathy’ – THE REVOLVERS (People Like You)
7. ‘Tales Of Discontent’ – KICK JONESES (Boss Tuneage)
8. ‘You’re Only Making It Worse’ – RENO DIVORCE (Boss Tuneage)
9. ‘The Buzz Electric’ – THE APERS (Stardumb)
10. ‘The Roolettes’ – THE ROOLETTES (BlueFire)
11. ‘Seven And Seven’ – THE PUT-ONS\DEADBEAT SINATRA (Basement)
12. It’s Not What You Say.It’s How You Say It’ – THE COMMERCIALS
(Blackout)
13. ‘Bankrupt’ – THE SNOT ROCKETS (Boss Tuneage)
14. ‘Retro’ – BEN GRIM (Boss Tuneage)
15. ‘Escape From Suburbia’ – RANSOM (TFR Music)
16. ‘Complete The Grin’ – THE MIXELPRICKS (Boss Tuneage)
17. ‘Celebrate Mistakes’ – NUMBER ONE GUN (Floodgate)
18. ‘Donald Moore’ – HURRY-UP OFFENSE (Aristocracy)
19. ‘Lunacy & Devastation’ – THE HEARTACHES (People Like You)
20. ‘Blame It On The Kids!’ – THE DISKORDS (Vinyl Warning)

SPANISH POP
1. ‘And.The Winnerys’ – THE WINNERYS (Rock Indiana)
2. ‘4’ – LA HABITACION ROJA (Gelmar\Astro)
3. ‘Si Yo te Contara’ – CECILIA ANN (Intromusica)
4. ‘Gran Confort’ – MR SNOID (Rock Indiana)
5. ‘Bubblegum’ – BUBBLEGUM (Snap!!)
6. ‘Protones’ – PROTONES (Rock Indiana)
7. ‘All The Children Sing By’ – GURUS (Bip bip)
8. ‘Were Right’ – FORTUNE TELLERS (Animal)
9. ‘Tangerine Shot’ – PETER COLOURS (Bip bip)
10. ‘Teletransportador’ – BABY HORROR (Subterfuge)

COMPILATIONS
1. ‘Planet Of The Popboomerang’ (Popboomerang)
2. ‘International Pop Overthrow Vol. 6’ (Not Lame)
3. ‘The European Pop Punk Virus Vol.2’ (Stardumb)
4. ‘Pop Scenes From Perth’ (ZIP)
5. ‘Shake Yer Popboomerang’ (Popboomerang)
6. ‘Serving The Best In Rock And Roll’ (Peephole)
7. ‘Lost Weekend 2003 : Volume 2’ (Laughing Outlaw)
8. ‘Dirtnap Across The Northwest’ (Dirtnap)
9. ‘Where The Bad Boys Rock Vol. II’ (People Like You)
10. ‘Agropp Now! Vol. I & II’ (Liberty)

TRIBUTES
1. ‘So You Want To Be A Rock’N’Roll Star’ – VVAA (K.O.G.A)
2. ‘We’re A Happy Family: A Tribute To Ramones’ – VVAA (Columbia)
3. ‘Dream Tonight: A Tribute To Cheap Trick’ – VVAA (Shark Bite)
4. ‘A Tribute To Enuff Znuff’ – VVAA (Smash)
5. ‘Yesterday, Today and Forever’ – JEREMY (JAM)
6. ‘After Hours: A Tribute To The Music Of Lou Reed’ – VVAA (Wampus)
7. ‘Every Word : A Tribute To Let’s Active’ – VVAA (Laughing Outlaw)
8. ‘A Fair Forgery Of Pink Floyd’ – VVAA (Stanley)
9. ‘Too Much Time On Our Hands: A Styx Tribute Album’ – VVAA (Salt Lady)
10. ‘Le Touriste Rebusca En El Desvan De La Nueva Ola’ – VVAA
(FormulaFree\Ventilator)

REISSUES. or anything back from the past
1. ‘Jungle Of Eyes’ – THE REVILLOS (Captain Oi!)
2. ‘The Original Recordings: 1983-1984’ – KATRINA & THE WAVES
(BongoBeat)
3. ‘Long Live The New Flesh’ – FLESH FOR LULU (Superfecta)
4. ‘Perfect World Radio’ – HAWKS (Not Lame)
5. ‘Teenage Neon Jungle’ – CANDY (SongTree)
6. ‘Code Blue’ – CODE BLUE (Rhino Handmade)
7. ‘L.A. Explosion!’ – THE LAST (Bomp!)
8. ‘Walking In The Shadow Of The Big Man/Jamboree’ – GUADALCANAL DIARY
(Elektra)
9. ‘Goodbye September’ – THE DEAL (Not Lame)
10. ‘Time Machine; 1982-2002’ – THE WINDBREAKERS (The Paisley Pop Label)
11. ‘Want One’ – THE BROKEN HEARTS (The Paisley Pop Label)
12. ‘The Sound Of Leamington Spa, Volume 3’ – VVAA (Firestation Tower)
13. ‘Mushroom Soup: The Citadel Years’ – THE STEMS (Citadel)
14. ‘Shake Some Action Vol.7 USA’ – VVAA (Shake Some Action)
15. ‘Concrete’ – 999 (Captain Oi!)
16. ‘Different\Walking Shadows’ – DOGS (Mercury)
17 . ‘Cafe Istambul’ – THE MAD TURKS FROM ISTAMBUL (Snap!!)
18. ‘Gas Food Lodging\Green On Red’ – GREEN ON RED (Restless)
19. ‘Revisited’ – COWBOYS INTERNATIONAL (Pnuma)
20. ‘Tales From The Australian Underground : Singles 1976 – 1989’ – VVAA
(Feel)

If you think all this is just too cool check out the blogs for both the BangBang Radio show and the Retropop Radio Show for more excellent rock and roll tips to add to your “to buy” list. Great stuff as usual from Carlos the man!
Later.