This is so weird. I never thought I'd have a "What's New" item about a band I was in 25 years ago, but I just figured out (through a discography on this site) that a song I wrote (and sang) when I was like 14, "Pushing Buttons" (for the band I was in then, TV Neats) is on a compilation CD called Shielded By Death Vol. 3 on Bacchus Archives Records. Not only that, but another TV Neats song (written by band leader Ricky Rondo) is on "Meet Me In The Time Tunnel – Obscure Powerpop From The Land Of The Lost 1978-1985" from the Japanese "Wizzard In Vinyl" label. And both songs have gotten airplay. On cool stations!
Now I don't know who, if anyone, gave anybody permission to put this stuff out, but it's pretty funny that someone would wanna. That doesn't mean I don't want my 8.5 cents per record (which I've recently found out is the standard royalty rate- 'cause I'm having to pay it to all the artists I cover on my new record!).
Mp3 of "Pushing Buttons" is here . Now I gotta go figure else what other songs of mine are out there on records I don't know about.