With every new batch of Sing Sing releases we keep finding ourselves saying “Thank God.” This time they’ve gone and reissued the Belgian classic Jet Staxx single, a single from Dwarf, and an LP from The Pumphouse Gang. All of which are well-worth your time and money. Jet Staxx was the solo project of Mike Butcher, a studio technician who worked in London and Brussels who¬†also lent his playing abilities to Elton Motello. He released two singles under the Jet Staxx moniker, the “I’m Gonna Be The Best Guy”¬†single being the first – originally released in the Spring of 1978 through Topkapi in Belgium. The two-song 45 is a total ripper. You can check out the A-side below. It’s got a sort of pummeling DEVO-vibe to it. The Dwarf single that SS reissued we knew pretty much nothing about going into it. Apparently it’s just one of the many singles lost to obscurity — but Sing Sing has us covered so we won’t miss out on this jam from a bunch of 15 year-olds [seriously] The Pumphouse Gang [formed after the breakup of Horse] frequented around the Ryde and Isle of Wright parts of London in the later part of the 70s. They released a handful of singles for Splash Records and this LP has the best of them — including 8 tracks that have never seen proper vinyl treatment. We could go on and on trying to learn you about Pumphouse Gang — but you’d be better off just snagging the LP and then heading here to read up on them. Get yourself over to SingSing and snag ’em.

Jet Staxx – I’m Gonna Be the Best Guy [mp3]

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