JD Buhl - Little Victories 1978-85

JD Buhl - Little Victories 1978-85

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Bay Area Powerpop Reissued on Mighty Mouth!
Liner Notes by Cory Lindstrom!
Mighty Mouth Music

J.D. BUHL is Berkeley, California's best-kept pop secret. After fronting an early version of late-70s new wave group THE JARS he led his own band THE BELIEVERS through the first half of the 1980s. These bands existed during an exciting period of music history, a time when pop-driven rock n' roll had no rules, expectations or boundaries. Little Victories 1978-1985 handpicks twelve songs from the rare and out of print J.D. Buhl catalog (some unreleased) and presents them in a complete, cohesive collection. J.D. says it best, as he describes his songwriting as being "clever and hooky, about drive, feel and guitar riffs and out to capture imaginations." If you're a sucker for passionate vocals and music with a danceable beat, give J.D. Buhl a listen. Recommended for fans of the Nerves, Paul Collins Beat, the Plimsouls, the Go-Gos, the Textones, Joe "King" Carrasco and the Fleshtones.




The Saviors (2) Late '78
The Saviors (2) Suburb Girls
The Jars (2) SS 396
The Jars (2) Do Ya Blame Me
The Jars (2) Cindy's Having A Record Party
J.D. Buhl Group I'm Set Free
The Believers* Stay True
The Believers* Kiss & Tell
The Believers* Come See About Me
The Believers* Tender Is The Night
The Believers* The One On My Mind
The Believers* Wrecked On You



 The Jars helped spearhead the Berkeley Punk/New Wave scene by playing at the International Café, Aitos Club,the Keystone,Berleley High and various pizza parlors and frat parties. By 1979 the Jars were playing all over the Bay Area at the Mabuhay Gardens, the Deaf Club, the Temple and the old Waldorf opening up for Roky Erickson, the Angry Samoans, Horslips, the Dickies, the Flamin Groovies, the Psycotic Pineapple, the Dead Kennedys, the Suspects, the Mutants ,and MX 80 to name but a few. It was in 1979 that J.D.Buhl left the band. An EP was recorded for the young Subterranean label, “Start Rite Now”, “Psycho”, and “Electric 3rd Rail”. In 1980 a second 45 “Time of the Assassins/Jar Wars” was recorded and released on a Telegraph Avenue record store label called Universal records. Both songs received much airay on starions such as KALX and rose to the top of the Mabuhay Gardens Rotten Record chart. Mike Montalto (ex Special Guests) joined on guitar. Sessions at Fantasy records for the first LP "Teenage Rebellion" continued into 1981 but band members soon parted to pursue separate musical projects.