Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Spectre's Revenge
"No Moon at Midnight"

The Spectre's Revenge
No Moon at Midnight
7" single
(Au-go-go Records, 1985)

Back in the 1980's, when the Internet was still operated by hand-crank, and no one could really afford it, mailorder was done via printed-and-mailed catalogues and phone calls. I know; weird, right? A group of friends and myself used to place huge orders with Au-go-go Records on the other side of the planet, in Australia. I'd make the call, when the rates went down at two a.m., and around two months later, our order would show up at my PO box (airmail was prohibitively expensive, at the time). Whenever I'd call in our order, I'd ask if there was anything they recommended. One of those times, I ended up with this snazzy lil' single by The Spectre's Revenge. I wish I knew more about them, but I do not; other than they also released a (live?) cassette which Au-go-go Records never seemed to get back in stock, much to my chagrin.

2 biased opinions:


Hi , I was the bass player in Spectres Revenge . Only 100 copies or so were made of the Thus Far cassette ( which was made up of studio outtakes , live + rehersals). the Package came in a plastic box with inserts of band photos and gig lists . There was also one song on a AUGOGO comp LP Swingin from the Trees . They reformed for 2 shows early 2011.
Check out our Facebook page which has unreleased songs. - Steve

Lightning Baltimore said...

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the info! No wonder Au-go-go never got the cassette back in stock.