Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Les Thugs : Radical Hystery
Kept it in France for this post. Les Thugs. Another John Peel favourite. I owe so much of my listening taste to Peel as do many people of my age.
Les Thugs were a great band, formed 1983, with a sound that fitted right in with many of the American West Coast Hardcore bands of the time, early Social Distortion, Youth Brigade, Moving Targets et al. but still with a unique sound of their own. Joy Division playing Buzzcocks numbers? Maybe.
Released a record on Sub-Pop "Strike" and worked with Steve Albini towards the end of their career splitting in 1999.
Les Thugs - Radical Hystery
Monday, July 23, 2007
Obnoxious : Sickness E.P.
Obviously brought up on a healthy diet of old Disorder and Jap Hardcore records France's Obnoxious gave us this 7 inch in 1993. High tuned buzz bomb guitars and shoutty vocals. Ten tracks on splattered coloured vinyl, as all singles should be. Fight 45 Records Paris. Cat No. Spit 1. Fantastic.
I hate you / Punx not tramps / Love your money / Obnoxious / Yugoslavia (part 1) // Unity / Dissection / Mum & dad / Homeless / Yugoslavia (v.l.).
Obnoxious - Sickness E.P.
Nasty Facts : Drive My Car
This has appeared on a few of the other older blogs around before. Scott at Strange Reaction, I remember raving about it, but this is my rip so what the hell. Nasty Facts from New York. 1981 on the French Fifth Column Records label. My copy is now in Osaka Japan thanks to E-Bay and a particularly large gas bill. I originally bought it for 50p at a car boot in Redditch about 12 years ago on the off chance having never heard of the band. Rear cover scan from Punk Rock Picture sleeves. Thank you. Please pogo.
Nasty Facts - Drive My Car
Nasty Facts - Got to Get To You
Nasty Facts - Crazy Bout You
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Zounds : This Land / Alone
Single release from Zounds. One of my favourite ever bands. It was released as a benefit for the McLibel trial through Active Distribution. Click rear of sleeve to go to Active and try and snag yourself a copy. If they've none left buy some of the other cool stuff they have. Consume! Consume!
Clicking front cover will take you to Zounds singer and songwriter Steve Lake's home page. Bonus Track is a live version of "This Land". Practicaly perfect in every way.
Zounds - This Land
Zounds - Alone
Zounds - This Land (Live)
Various Artists : It Don't Come Right To Me...
Solid compiliation C.D. featuring some of the U.K. & Europe's top Punk, Hardcore & Crust acts of the time. Featuring a mamouth 29 tracks in all.
With cuts from Article Nine, Sawn-Off, Combat Shock, Eastfield, Steve Lake (Zounds), Barnstormer, Los Destructos, Wat Tyler & more.
The C.D. was a benefit for The Cowley Club in Brighton. A drop in centre, it houses a cafe and bookshop during the day, a private members bar during the evenings, and is a base for a variety of other projects. Click sleeves to go to Cowley Club web-site.
Various Artists : It Don't Come Right To Me : Part 1
Various Artists : It Don't Come Right To Me : Part 2
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Rectify : Man Made
More Anarcho Hardcore Punk from Rectify, feat Pig now This System Kills, & Wedge later of Four Letter Word, & Kev & Web (who went on to form Sick Cell). Split up in 2000. The release is an 8 track mini L.P. Great live band. It features a cover of "Society" by the Subhumans which is worth the price of admission alone. Our Society what a drag!!! Indeed. 1999 Taffcore Records. Grab it.
Rectify - Man Made
Concrete Sox : Concrete Sox 99
At the forefront of the British hardcore/crust punk movement of the mid to late eighties Nottingham's Concrete Sox. This is 7 inch release from 1999 as it goes. The clues in the title. Data Records. And, as it happens, it's rather fine.
Concrete Sox - Winder
Concrete Sox - Masturbator Hater
Concrete Sox - Chemical Maze
Concrete Sox - Soul Sucker
Prophecy Of Doom : Calculated Mind Rape
Prophecy Of Doom from Tewkesbury. John Peel favourites and one of the founding fathers of what would become the crust genre. Prophecy records 1989.
Friends and peers with the likes of Doom, ENT & Chaos UK. Released a split with Axegrinder. Inaudible grunted vocals. Grinding guitars. Lovely!
Covers link to Myspace, discography & John Peel page. Explore.
Prophecy Of Doom - Calculated Mind Rape
Prophecy Of Doom - Hybrid Thought
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Stiff Little Fingers : Talk Back cw Good For Nothing
This is for Lee in Canada. Stiff Little Fingers 7 inch single release from 1982 on Chrysalis Records. Fingers were still releasing some great records in the early 80's and the B side of this "Good For Nothing" is a personal fave. Click covers for official SLF site.
Stiff Little Fingers - Talk Back
Stiff Little Fingers - Good For Nothing
Doom / No Security : Bury The Debt Not The Dead
Crust classic from 1989 Birmingham's Doom and Sweden's No Security. On Peaceville Records. The Doom tracks were recorded at the same sessions as the "Police Bastard" E.P which gives you some idea what to expect i'm sure. The No Security side is absolute hardcore as only the Swedish can. In all 17 tracks of speaker popping fun. Masskontroll!!!!
Doom - No Security - Bury The Debt Not The Dead
Monday, July 16, 2007
Zero Tolerance : Drugs Runner E.P.
A bit of London punk rock from Hackney's finest Zero Tolerance. Combat Rock Records 2000. Produced by Dave Goodman & Charlie Harper. Click the sleeve and go and pick something up from our lovely french friends at Combat Rock.
Zero Tolerance - Drugs Runner
Zero Tolerance - Help Me
Zero Tolerance - Resistance
Zero Tolerance - Self Destruct
Sunday, July 15, 2007
T.V. Smith's Explorers : The Perfect Life
Single release from 1981 from former Adverts front man T.V. Smith. Has always written consistently intelligent and pertinent lyrics throughout his musical career. Will probably be playing a toilet near you sometime soon. Still one of the great songwriters of his generation and should to my mind be recognised as such. If the B side of this "Imagination" had been written by Bowie it would be still hailed as a classic today.
TV Smith's Explorers - The Perfect Life
TV Smith's Explorers - Imagination
Truth Decay : Fat Punks Can't Pogo
Sheffield Band: Truth Decay was an early 90's hardcore punk rock band from Sheffield, whose members would prove influential in keeping the Sheffield punk scene alive.
The band was initially a 3 piece with Rich (bass), Jake (drums), and Darren (guitar). They recruited Stu (vocals) in early 93 and spent the next 3 years touring the UK and Europe (czech republic mainly). They released "Another Day Wasted" on Step One records, however, just before this release, Darren left the band (after recording a czech only 10") and was replaced by Ade.
The band was constantly changeing its line up until they split in late 98. One further 7" appeared, and the band have played together a couple of times since for friends parties.
Rich would joined Bickles Cab as a drummer.
Jake writes a fanzine Anthill.
Stu became the permanent bassist for Last Years Youth before they split and now plays bass in BurnSubvertDestroy.
Outside of the bands both Rich and Stu remained the only people willing to put on punk shows in Sheffield in the late 90's, and both continue to do so.
Entertaining EP and I had to share that lovely vinyl with you.
Truth Decay - Fat Punks
Truth Decay - Faceless Men
Truth Decay - Oi! Oi!
Truth Decay - The Enemy
Novocaine : Frustration No. 10
Novocaine(known as Novocaine NP9 in the States, NP9 being the post code for Newport) formed in Tredegar, Gwent during 1994 by Steve Evans (voc) (Later of Vel-Tone) & Richard Jackson (gtr) (both ex Dog Quarry), later joined by Russell Edwards (bass) & Bert Lewis (drms). Shortly after getting together they had a one off single deal with Liberty Place Recs releasing 'Modern Man/Brain' (LP004). A year later a 2nd single 'Tension/Daddy's Money' was released on Townhill Recs (TIDY 002), this led to a deal with Fire Recs who released two L.P.'s 'Frustration No. 10' & 'Nervous Disposition'along with several singles.
Influences ranged from Crass to The Pixies, Fugazi to The Buzzcocks and all points left of centre.
After Richard left in 1999 the remaining members went on to form Vel-Tone releasing 'Underneath Beautiful Skin' again on Fire in 2000 before splitting.
It's the first full length album ever posted here. Get it.
Novocaine - Frustration No. 10
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Rub Ultra - Brown Box Nitro (Dog's Life)
"After feasting royally on corduroy and egg custard, they stepped into the alchohol vehicle and sped off into a smirched urban sundown, clutching good toys, their staring eyes were strange, from within the box there came a murmur - no, a growing sound, reverberating coffee-stained steel somewhere between orange peels and things. THEY SHOULD WASH THAT DIRTY BOX."
..... yeah right. Ok.... Underrated, heavily Bad Brains influenced. Contemporaries of Senser etc. The 90's revival marches on. Or not.
Rub Ultra - Brown Box Nitro (Dog's Life)
Rub Ultra - Wind It (Bacchic Afterthought)
Rub Ultra - Earth Adjustment
Nothing Substantial : Insubordinate
Hardcore Punk out of Campbell CA. Bit of an early Agnostic Front feel to it. Eight tracks of solid hardcore. 1998 Acrobat Records. Don't know much about these blokes. If you do drop us a line in the comments.
Vocals : Matt Fassler
Guitars : Zac Hunter
Bass : R. Wasterlain
Drums : Ryan Fassler
Nothing Substantial - Insubordinate
The Dark : Einstein's Brain
The Dark formed in late 1978. This is their third single on Fresh Records from 1981. Recorded at Crass' Southern Studios.
After they split in 1982 Langham went on to join Action Pact and later formed Anagram Records, the Punk Rock offshoot label of Cherry Red. He died at the age of 27.
They seem to be largely remembered these days for the track "The Masque" which seems to crop up on various Goth comps from time to time, but The Dark had far more in their Arsenal than that.
The Dark - Einstein's Brain
The Dark - Muzak
Punk Dead - Nah Mate, The Smell Is Just Summink In Yer Underpants Innit
Pax Records compiliation from 1982. I used to love the cover on this. It's like a Punk Rock question of sport game. You could spend hours identifying the Punk Elite of the time. Great stuff on here from Mau Maus & Anti-System in particular.
01. Mau Maus - Give Us A Future
02. Xtract - War Heroes
03. Anti-System - Mans World
04. Mania - Power To The People
05. Xpozez - Factory Fodder
06. Septic Psychos - Not Wanted
07. Anti System - Breakout
08. Xtract - Aftermath
09. Septic Psychos - The Thatcher
10. Xpozez - No Respect
11. Mau Maus - Clampdown
12. Mania - Stick Together
Various Artists - Punk Dead Nah Mate
Rectify : Ebullition
Bringing this back up from the archives as a RAR file to ease your downloading pleasure. Great cassette only release, early nineties Anarcho Hardcore Punk from Rectify, feat Pig now This System Kills, & Wedge later of Four Letter Word & Mudgey (formerly of Classified Protest & Political Reform) Split up in 2000. Touring partners of Bristol's Chaos UK. Excellent live band. Listen You Fuckers! You skrew heads! You Maggots! Top stuff.
Rectify - Ebullition
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Choketeens : Billion Dollar cw Head
Flyscreen : I wanna Be In A New York Punk Band E.P.
Excellent Four track EP from 1997. Recently played their last gig. So they say. There's a best of out this Summer, so who knows.
Tracks & Durations
1. I Wanna Be In a New York Punk Band 3:04
2. Slide 2:34
3. Hand Me Downs 2:16
4. Charlie George on Super 8 (Replay) 2:45
Flyscreen - I wanna Be In A New York Punk Band
Monday, July 09, 2007
Cowboy Killers : Thank You, Fuck You & Goodnight
Cowboy Killers, a Punk band from Newport Gwent, formed (1987), feat; Dean Beddis (voc) (also Las Vegas Elvis), Gary Bush (gtr) (also of Fenella Fielding), Wil Casker (bass), Pug Brewer (gtr) (ex Heretics), Kip-Xool (Ed Fleming) (drms) (ex Heretics, later In The Shit.) Releases included Koyaanisqatsi, Press And Run Like Hell, Dai Laughing & this post, Thank you, Fuck you and Goodnight. Great front man. Recommended to fans of Dead Kennedys, Youth Brigade & Peter & The Test Tube Babies in equal measure.
Bonus song posted is a tribute to the Legendary venue TJ's in Newport they played so often.
Cowboy killers - Thank You, Fuck You & Goodnight
Cowboy killers - Tea Time At TJ's
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Papa Brittle : Polemic Beat Poetry
Similar to the last post I give you Papa Brittle. Great live band. Politically charged Punk Rock/Hip Hop. Think Dub War, RATM, Senser and your getting there. Great lyrics, one part Gil Scott Heron, one part Crass. Anarcho Funk Rock. 1996 Play It Again Sam Records.
Papa Brittle - Polemic Beat Poetry