Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sound Affects Fanzine #1-9

Here are some of the fanzines Bart Mendoza and friends released during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Puzzles, music history, art features, comics including one by Daniel Clowes, interviews and chats with the Jigsaw Seen, Marshmallow Overcoat, Squeeze, The Godfathers, The Romantics, 27 Various, The Hoods, Ray Brandes, The Cavedogs, Buzzcocks, Shoes, The Odd Numbers and many more. Two of them came with cassette compilations that included rare tracks from Ed Ball of The Times, Anthony Meynell of Squire, Manual Scan, The Tell Tale Hearts, The Crawdaddys, Mod Fun, The Birminghams, The Event, The Nephews, The Mondays and many more. Track listings below.
Volume 1 was released in the mid eighties and was free with the fanzine. Both had photography by Nathan Halverson.

The Big Express - I Got A Line On You
Mod Fun - Just Out of Reach
The Edsey's - I've Decided
Blue Up - Everything Is
The Trebels - I Want To Be Your Driver
Manual Scan - It's Alright With Me
The Birminghams - Tired Of working
The Nephews - I'm That Way Too
Tea Club - This Boys Always Been True
The Deadbeats - All Aboard
The Tracers - Under Your Love
The Crawdaddys- Chicago
The Event - You're On My Mind
The Funseekers - Stars Fell On Itasca
39 Steps - A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You
The Celler Dwellers - Please Don't Cry
The Phantom Five- Telegraph Hill
The Tell Tale Hearts - I Get Up In The Morning
Ed Ball (Times) - Big Painting (Acoustic / Live on KUSF)
Anthony Meynell (Squire) - No Time Tomorrow (Acoustic / Live on KUSF)
The Club Zu All Stars - Gloria
Polecats For Peace - Turn Another Page
  Volume 2 was released in 1989
The Tell Tale Hearts- Nothin You Can Do
The Mondays - Don't Fear The Reaper
The Rumble - Boys Come Out To Play
Third Eye - Lovely Lonely
The Birminghams - City Light
39 Steps - Out Of Time
Mod Fun - 99th Floor
The Trebles - Pretty Thing
Birdy Num Nums - Feels Like Winter Inside
The Big Express - 99 1/2 Won't Do
Cybermen - Someday Will Come
The Dig - Mr. Nobody
Manual Scan -The Bird
The Tea Club- Blue Monday
The Tracers - Somebody Free Me
Mike Sinnochi - The Way I Feel Inside

Friday, January 29, 2016

Riot Act Vintage 1999 Photo, poster and film appearance

An end of tour photo from the Riot Act's tour of Spain, this is on April 10, 1999. The band at La Abuela Vuela  a venue in Burgos, with Bart Mendoza (Manual Scan / The Shambles), Peter Measner (The Crawdaddy's / The Tell Tale Hearts), Ray Brandes (Tell Tale Hearts / Sidewalk Scene), Victor Penalosa (The Melanies / Flamin' Groovies), Hector Penalosa (The Zeros / Flying Color) , Angel Carrasco Garcia (Snap!! Records) and more

 Here is the tour poster
Here is the same poster in Kirsten Dunst's room, in the movie Bring It On

Rare Manual Scan memorabilia!

A rare promotional wrist watch featuring Manual Scan / The Shambles issued circa 1990 to promote the "(She's Used To Playing With) Fire" single and second pressing of Manual Scan's Days & Maybe's EP.

Manual Scan Days & Maybe's Outtake Photo

An outtake from Manual Scan's Days & Maybes sessions

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows

From Facebook, here's a list of upcoming events for Bart Mendoza - more TBA:

02/13/16 Comic Fest at the Town & Country Hotel with True Stories, Digital Lizards of Doom etc
03/26/16 Beatle Fair 2016 at Queen Bee with True Stories, Denny Laine, Baja Bugs, Cody Lovaas
04/23/16 Tribute to Paul Weller at Bar Pink with True Stories, The Bassics, Normandie Wilson etc
05/01/16 Artwalk / Little Italy
06/04/16 Art Around Adams Festival with True Stories, Cherry Bluestorms, Alvino & The Dwells etc
06/19/16 San Diego County Fair
06/ TBA Sounds Like San Diego – A Tribute to San Diego’s Hits with True Stories
08/21/16 Rebecca’s Coffeehouse


A collection of pins related to various Bart Mendoza related bands and shows, including Manual Scan, The Shambles and True Stories

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Manual Scan set list 1984 San Francisco

From Myspace: "Manual Scan set list Kabuki Theatre San Francisco 1984 , opening for General Public"- The band at the time consisted of Bart Mendoza, Kevin Ring, Ron Friedman and David Anderson. They played two nights at this venue with General Public on November 3 and November 4, so this is from one of those two shows. Manual Scan played a second gig the night of the November 4, heading to Sacramento for a late night set at Club Can't Tell, straight from the Kabuki Theatre. General Public was the post English Beat band formed by Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger, which at the time of these shows also included Horace Panter of the Specials on bass and Andy "Stoker" Growcott of Dexy's Midnight Runners on drums, as well as Kevin White on guitar.

Beatles Fair 2016 update!

Here is an updated poster for Beatles Fair 2016. In addition to former Wings / Moody Blues member Denny Laine, on hand will be True Stories: A Tribute to Ringo Starr with Bart Mendoza (Manual Scan / The Shambles), Normandie Wilson and David Fleminger (Manual Scan, The Amandas, Alvino & The Dwells), The Baja Bugs with Hector Penalosa (The Zeros) and Ron Silva (The Crawdaddys, The Nashville Ramblers) The Dave Humphries Band with Wolfgang Grasekamp and The Rollers, plus, just added, opening up the show will be singer-songwriter Cody Lovass! More details including info on the Street Fair coming soon, but tickets are on sale now!

New Vinyl at Record City for January 16 Manual Scan instore!

If you are in the San Diego area, you can pick up a copy of all four of the new releases on vinyl at Record City, 3757 6th Avenue 92103, in San Diego / Hillcrest. The band will perform an instore on January 16 at 1 pm - All Ages - Free!