Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dick Brave & The Backbeats: Dick This

Fast hätten wir die CD Dick This eines gewissen Dick Brave mit seinen Backbeats auf den "Später hören"-Stapel gelegt. Rockabilly und Fifties-Rock à la Straycats -- so toll finden viele das 80er-Revival, und die damit einhergehende Fifties-Reinkarnation, dann doch nicht. Aber irgendwie ließ uns das Cover nicht los. Dieser Dick (was für ein Name!) sieht doch aus wie ... ja, wie ... wie Sasha! Und er sieht nicht nur so aus, er ist Sasha. Zwar existiert ein Waschzettel von der Plattenfirma, der uns versichert, dass es sich bei Dick Brave um einen gewissen Richard Leoncoeur Junior handelt und tischt uns eine abenteuerliche Fama über die Vita des früh im Knast gelandeten Rockers auf. Rock'n'Roll- und Sasha-Fans wissen jedoch natürlich um die Doppelidentität von Sasha, denn Dick Brave war bereits zwei Mal auf ausgedehnter Clubtour und begeisterte Teds und Popfans gleichermaßen. Und man muss sagen, Sasha, äh Dick macht seine Sache wirklich gut.
Erstens braucht man zum Singen von Fifties-Rock eine fantastische, variantenreiche Stimme, für Sasha ja kein Problem. Zweitens benötigt man einen gewissen Humor, um die Musik und ihre ursprüngliche Erscheinung nicht so ernst zu nehmen und respektlos in die benötigte Form zu drücken. Auch hier haben die Jungs keinerlei Berührungsängste, dafür aber eine unglaubliche Menge Spaß. Nicht nur uralte Perlen wie Little Richards "Slippin 'n' Slidin'" oder Carole Kings "Take Good Care (Of My Baby)" werden fröhlich interpretiert, und mit Sashas sonorem Gesang, Stehbass, halbakustischer Gitarre, Klavier und fantastischen Drums Tollen-tauglich produziert.
Auch neuere Songs wie Pinks "Get The Party Started", Aerosmiths "Walk This Way", Avril Lavignes "Complicated" oder "Give It Away" von den Red Hot Chili Peppers bekommen ein lustiges 50er-Jahre-Rock'n'Roll-Gewand übergestreift, das den Hörer perfekt an der Nase herumführt. Nach einiger Zeit nämlich ist man sich sicher, dass Lavigne, die Peppers, Aerosmith oder auch George Michael und Michael Jackson Fifties-Shanties gecovert haben, und nicht umgedreht. Dick aka Sasha und seine Bandkumpels (Adriano BaTolba, Matt L. Hanson, Mike Scott, Phil K. Hanson, Namen, die vermutlich ebenso echt sind wie der von Dick Brave) jedenfalls machen einen tollen Job! Sie entwickeln eine derart überschäumende, fröhliche und ausgelassene Spielfreude und eine so übermütige, vergnügliche Art und Weise mit den Kollegen und Klassikern umzugehen, dass es eine wahre Freude ist.
Durch die virtuose Beherrschung der Instrumente und die Perfektion der Umsetzung kommen hier auch Hörer auf ihre Kosten, denen Rockabilly normalerweise auf die Nerven geht. Sehr witzig, das Ganze, und mit der Elvis-Nummer und einzigen Ballade "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" bringt uns Sasha am Ende wieder auf den Boden zurück. Übrigens: Dranbleiben, es gibt einen Hidden-Track sechs Minuten nach Beginn des letzten Stücks! --Kati Hofacker

Tracks:
1. Get The Party Started
2. Walk This Way - Album Version
3. She's The Most
4. Take Good Care
5. Be The One For Me
6. Twenty Flight Rock
7. Slippin' 'n' Slidin'
8. Freedom
9. Buona Sera
10. Teenager In Love
11. Black Or White
12. Hallelujah I Love Her So
13. Here I Go (I'm A Hobo)
14. Smokey Joe's Café
15. Complicated
16. Give It Away
17. They Remind Me Too Much Of You
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U.K. SUBS: Mad Cow Fever (2001)

As part of the original punk rock movement in England during the mid-'70s, the U.K. Subs scored several hit singles in their homeland, switching between politically charged material and party-hearty rockers. Led by singer Charlie Harper (who previously fronted a R&B outfit called the Marauders), the U.K. Subs formed in November of 1976, after Harper discovered the Damned. Originally called the Subversives before shortening their name, Harper recruited guitarist Nicky Garratt, bassist Steve Slack, and a revolving door of drummers (eventually finding a semi-permanent member with Pete Davis), and soon after began plotting their plan of attack from Harper's place of business, a hairdressing salon in South London. Around this time, the up-and-coming group recorded a live set at the infamous punk club the Roxy (just prior to its closing), with hopes of the recording being issued as their debut album. Although the recording did indeed go down, the tapes sat on a shelf for several years, before eventually being issued in 1980 under the title of Live Kicks. This led to several John Peel sessions on BBC Radio One in 1977 and 1978, and eventually, a recording contract with the GEM record label, and what's often considered to be their finest recording, their 1979 full-length debut, Another Kind of Blues.
The group enjoyed success back home straight off the bat, as they had several moderate hit singles ("Stranglehold," "Tomorrow's Girls"), appeared at the mammoth Glastonbury Festival, landed a cover story for Sounds magazine, and were even the subject of a Julien Temple-directed film documentary, entitled Punk Can Take It. 1980 saw the U.K. Subs attempt to crack the U.S. market, with a few opening gigs for the Police, as a pair of studio albums were issued, Brand New Age and Crash Course. But as the public's interest began to shift from punk to new wave/synth pop in the early '80s, the U.K. Subs saw their popularity quickly begin to dwindle, as bandmembers began to come and go. The band continued on with such further releases as 1981's Diminished Responsibility and 1982's Endangered Species (among others), as the group's sound grew more and more a kin to hard rock/heavy metal. But despite almost all of the original U.K. punk groups going their separate ways by the early to mid-'80s (the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Damned, etc.), the U.K. Subs never split up; although Harper was often the only original member left in attendance, the group continued to issue albums and never ceased playing shows. '80s-era bassist Alvin Gibbs would go on to briefly play bass for punk godfather Iggy Pop in 1988, and even penned a book about his experiences, Neighbourhood Threat: On Tour With Iggy Pop. The '90s saw the release of countless U.K. Subs "hits" collections, the best of the bunch being 1991's Singles 1978-1982 and 1996's The Punk Singles Collection.
1991 album for the long-running London punk act. Tracks include, 'I Walked With a Zombie', 'Mandarins Of Change' and 'Boneyard'. Standard jewel case....by Greg Prato, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1. I walked with a zombie
2. mandarins of change
3. boneyard
4. welfare mother
5. saints & sinners
6. pearl divers
7. roadhouse blues
8. talking 'bout you
9. road runner
10. route '66
11. pills
12. baby please don't go
13. last bus boogie
14. ecology blues
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ARGY BARGY: Songs From the Streets

This is the brand new studio album from THE leading lights of the whole UK Street Punk / Oi! movement. 14 powerful tunes with well constructed lyrics, just like Oi! used to be. Daryl Smith (he of Cock Sparrer fame) provides some superb guitar playing whilst lead vocalist Watford Jon growls along in the finest Oi! tradition. This now sets some pretty high standards for the rest of the new bands to follow.

Tracks:
1. Attitude
2. Natural Born Loser
3. What About Me?
4. Immaterial Girl
5. Disappear
6. Saturdays Glory
7. Just Another Victim
8. Life Moves On
9. We Know Where You Live
10. Stereotypes
11. Suits You
12. Empty Days
13. Broken Glass
14. Stand Strong
15. Bonus Track
** Captain Oi Recs.
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ROGER MIRET & the DISASTERS: Roger Miret & The Disasters (2002)

At the dawn of the '80s, New York City was mired in debt and crime, one of the most trying periods in its history, but it’s underground music scene was extremely active. 100s of kids living in Manhattan and it’s boroughs began forming rock groups to rail against the dangers of urban life. Through the early years of Reaganomics, New York became a melting pot/hub for a flourishing hardcore scene, dubbed N.Y.H.C. (New York hardcore). At the forefront of this scene was fronted by Roger Miret, whose assault and socio-political rants came to epitomize the essence of the NY hardcore style. Roger Miret and the Disasters is street punk, not hardcore. Roger’s approach is not unlike Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards. Great street anthems, hooks and great punk style. For Punk Rockers. Fans of Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, Give ‘Em The Boot comps. The Dropkick Murphy’s, Tiger Army, The Business, Swingin’ Utters, The Forgotten. Interpunk...

Tracks:
1. run johnny run
2. kiss kiss kill kill
3. give 'em the boot
4. radio, radio
5. it's alright
6. boys will be boys
7. screw you
8. smash it up
9. punch the clock
10. gal friend
11. just us
12. break away
13. look at me
14. NY belongs to me
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the DUCKY BOYS: Dark Days

The Ducky Boys are a punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Since forming in 1995 in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, the band has spanned over ten years with two tenures that have led to four full-length albums and over 50 songs. The Ducky Boys is the name of the Irish street gang in the 1979 movie, "The Wanderers".
Lead on bass and vocals by band frontman Mark Lind and drums by Jason Messina, the band recently released it's fourth full length album, The War Back Home. In recent months, former guitarist Douglas Sullivan left on good terms and was replaced by guitarists Tom DeRocco and Joe Riot, whom along with Lind and Messina, make up the current group.
Over the last ten years, the band's sound has evolved from quick punk riffs to more stripped down rock music and a developing message of social consciousness. However, the band's influences, which include Rancid, Social Distortion, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, and dozens of other punk and rock n' roll bands, still remains a prevalent element in the band's sound. On January 29, 2007, Frontman Mark Lind announced that the band is on hiatus. He is foucusing on his other musical goals.The band was formed in 1995 by Lind (age 18), Messina (age 19), and former guitarist Mike Mardsen (age 17). The band's first two songs were "White Slum" and "Pride". The band soon recorded their first official release in a 7" split with Dropkick Murphys and within two years, the band was picked up by GMM records.
The Band's first album, No Gettin' Out was recorded at Salad Days, Boston and was released in January 1997. Featuring, the song "I'll Rise Up", the album was composed of 15 tracks that totaled a length of almost 39 minutes.
Soon after the release of No Getting Out, the band, plus guitarist Mike O'Leary, returned to the studio. Recorded between February and March of 1998, the album Dark Days would help define the band and eventually increase their status in the punk rock community. Featuring songs such as "These Are The Days" and "I've Got My Friends", the album was widely praised and deemed a street punk classic.
However, as Lind stated in a recent interview, "we didn't know what we were doing" soon after the release of Dark Days. "We thought bigger than we actually were", Lind further stated and as a result, the band soon experienced turmoil over the future direction and would eventually break up though they would remain on and off until 2002. WIKIPEDIA

Tracks:
1. these are the days
2. out of the rut
3. me against the world
4. do you wrong
5. well find a way
6. all for one and one for all
7. i've got my friends
8. fourteen
9. i'll rise up
10. another day
11. a better life
12. misfit
13. no tales to tell
14. the ballad of the forgotten
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ADAM & THE ANTS: The Collection

Adam & the Ants were a new wave band during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were one of the bands at the time that marked the transition from the 70s punk rock era to the new-wave post punk-music era. Although the band started off with a punk-influenced sound, it soon moved on to new wave, motivated by new sources such as the drum-heavy "Burundi Beat" heard on "Dog Eat Dog". The band made their radio debut on the John Peel show on January 23, 1978. The following day they recorded Deutscher Girls and Plastic Surgery for the Jubilee Soundtrack. They toured extensively around the country, often with Siouxsie and the Banshees. They proved unpopular with much of British music press who disliked their fetishistic imagery and the band found it hard to find a record deal. Eventually they released their first single Young Parisians on Decca in 1978 to little success. Apparently unable to satisfactorily market the band the Ants were soon let go from the label. Many of their early recordings would eventually end up on bootleg records. They also went through several line up changes before eventually settling on the semi-stable line up of Adam Ant (vocals) and guitar, Matthew Ashman (guitar), Andrew Warren, (bass) and Dave Barbarossa, (drums) It would be this line up that recorded their debut album. Wikipedia

Tracks:
1. kick
2. digital tenderness
3. animals and men
4. whip my valise
5. cartouble
6. the idea
7. zerox
8. antmusic
9. ant rap
10. dog eat dog
11. kings of the wild frontier
12. stand and deliver
13. prince charming
14. goody two shoes
15. friend or foe
16. desperate not serious
17. puss 'n' boots
18. strip
19. apollo 19
20. vive le rock
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HALF OFF: Untitled 7'' (1988)

Bonus EP for It's Alive zine #10. Two cover versions recorded in 1988, quite good, especially 12XU and Black Flag's Six Pack. The other three tracks are live Sep 4 1987 at Fenders, Long Beach, CA; sound quality is very good, just a bit too thin. Nice one for collectors. Very rare and obscure hardcore band from California.

Tracks
1. six pack
2. 12xu
3. on your own
4. rain on the parade
5. the truth
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

7 SECONDS: New Wind (1987) @ 320kbps

The great irony of hardcore punk is that for a style that claims to be so fervently about breaking rules and fighting oppression, few music fans come down so hard on bands for stepping outside of the accepted stylistic norms as hardcore fans. For 1987's New Wind, 7 Seconds took a giant step away from hardcore orthodoxy, and paid the price in terms of the band's diminished standing in the hardcore community. The pointed thank-you to U2 in the album's credits was only the first warning sign, although the album sounds as if it was inspired more by the positive message of albums like War and The Unforgettable Fire than U2's actual music; these are not big rock anthems with one-chord guitar drones, but straight-up pop songs with hardcore roots, not really all that far from what bands like the Replacements or Soul Asylum were doing. (The downright bouncy "Tied Up in Rhythm" sounds a little like the Young Fresh Fellows!) The only real misstep is the botched closer, "Colour Blind Jam," a nearly eight-minute electronic dub experiment that's vaguely amusing for a couple of minutes and then supremely annoying. Other than that, New Wind is actually one of 7 Seconds' most underrated and appealing albums... by Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

Tracks
1.the night away
2.new wind
3.somebody help me scream
4.tied up in rhythm
5.grown apart
6.man enough to care
7.opinion of feelings
8.the inside
9.calendar
10.expect to change
11.still believe
12.put these words to music
13.just one day
14.colour blind jam
** Bettery Youth Organization
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Friday, March 23, 2007

7 SECONDS: The Crew (1984) @ 320kbps

This debut long-player from 7 Seconds was released after a series of seven-inch singles and presents the type of material that made their reputation as West Coast punk rock figureheads. Recorded several years before the band ventured off into the uncharted waters of "artistic growth," The Crew finds the band residing proudly in the blurry confines of all-out hardcore, with abstract, paste-together riffs for verses and anthemic sing-along choruses to drive the point home. The sound is thin like it was recorded in an aluminum tool shed, but the band is tight and clearly inspired, and Kevin Seconds' vocals are mixed high enough to be easily discerned (a lyric sheet is included for any words that fall through the cracks). Subject matter covers classic hardcore concerns like youth power, friendship, sexism, racism and supporting the scene. When the talk turns to drugs, the 7 Seconds attitude towards non-consumption is less dogmatic than most of their straight-edge contemporaries; rather than pointing accusing fingers, the band tends to focus on their own choices and leads by example. Kevin Seconds is one of hardcore's better vocalists, and his lyrics betray a blossoming maturity even as he advocates mass vandalism and rhymes "riot" with 'try it." 7 Seconds fused a bit more melody to their brute strength on the subsequent Walk Together, Rock Together and thereafter followed a far more diverse musical path, leaving a lot of their original followers dismayed. The Crew roars with the joyful abandon of those nascent hardcore days, however, when "I'm gonna stay young until I die" was a political statement upon which no one was allowed to renege...by Fred baldin, All Music Guide
Tracks:
1. Here's Your Warning
2. Definitive Choice
3. Not Just Boys Fun
4. This is the Angry Pt. 2
5. Straight On
6. You Lose
7. What If There's a War in America
8. The Crew
9. Clenched Fists, Black Eyes
10. Colourblind
11. Aim to Please
12. Boss
13. Young 'Til I Die
14. Red and Black
15. Die Hard
16. I Have a Dream
17. Bully
18. Trust
19. Here's Your Warning *
20. Spread *
21. I Have a Dream *
22. Young 'Till I Die *
23. Not Just Boys Fun *
24. Rock Together *
* (LIVE)
** BYO Records
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LARD: The Power of The Lard @ VBR

Whatta name. Upon first listening to this I was gripped with an indescribable emotion so intense that I shook. I'm positive that the emotion I felt had something to do with my interest in the lead singing guy Jello Biafra, being inspired by what's been done by the guys hand, what he went through, and what I went through in the few times that he and I have crossed paths. It was a rage, a joy, a sadness, a fear, a feeling of awe (c'mon everybody! all together now: AWWWWWWW!). It's as if this person bared his tortured, angry soul, exposing it as my own. And that's just the first song on this 3-song epic, the title track. As for "Hellfudge," well, we all knew what he had to say about ole Rev. Jims for Jesus. And unlike many self-proclaimed "Male-libbers" who have as much a tendency to blame the victim as the stereotypical Male-Bashing Feminist does, he actually displays pity fo do po ho (to be paid to fuck a priest would be enough to turn me off most permanently! Eeeeeeeeeeeeyyyeewwwww!). "Time To Melt," which takes up the entire second side, is where Biafra indulges in his 34 1/2-coming-of-Christ trip. Can ya blame him? He's not about to forget that it was him used as a guinea pig in a court case which proved to be, well, a big waste of his time and everyone else's tax money. Now, musically, this requires as much patience as a lot of you showed when we all sat through The Last Temptation of Christ without so much as darting for the toilet right before the interesting parts begin. What's more, some might be turned off by the obvious messianic complex. But then on the other hand, there are people who are deeply affected by what some people can do or have to say. And I'm one of those people. (Publication Unknown)
Tracks:
1. The Power of the Lard
2. Hell Fudge
3. Time to Melt
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POISON IDEA: Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes E.P. (2000) @ 320kbps

Nihilistic Portland, OR, hardcore outfit Poison Idea was formed in 1980 by frontman Jerry A., guitarist Tom Roberts, bassist Chris Tense, and drummer Dean Johnson. The group debuted three years later with the EP Pick Your King, cramming 13 songs into a 16-minute time frame; the Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP followed in 1985, fine-tuning the band's blistering sound and fatalistic worldview. Thanks to their notoriously insatiable diet of drugs, alcohol, and junk food, the members of Poison Idea all ballooned past the 300-pound mark by the time of the 1986 full-length Kings of Punk, with Roberts -- who now tipped the scales at an impressive 450 pounds -- rechristening himself Pig Champion in honor of the occasion. Tense and Johnson were then dismissed from the lineup, although the former returned in time for 1987's War All the Time, recorded with second guitarist Eric "Vegetable" Olsen and drummer Steve "Thee Slayer Hippy" Hanford; Tense was then replaced by bassist Mondo for 1988's Filthkick EP. Both the Darby Crash Rides Again and Ian MacKaye EPs followed a year later, another period of roster tumult which made way for the addition of guitarist Kid Cocksman (soon replaced by Aldine Striknine) and bassist Myrtle Tickner. Poison Idea returned in 1990 with Feel the Darkness, with a series of live releases (the Official Bootleg EP, the Live in Vienna EP, and the Dutch Courage LP) preceding 1992's Blank Blackout. A collaboration with Jeff Dahl appeared a year later, concurrent with the covers album Pajama Party; however, in the wake of Pig Champion's subsequent departure Poison Idea disbanded, releasing their June 6, 1993, farewell gig at Portland's La Luna as Pig's Last Stand... Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
Tracks:
1. AA
2. Legalize Freedom
3. Cold Comfort
4. Typical
5. Thorn In My Side
6. Laughing Boy
7. Rubber Husband
8. Right
9. Rich get Richer
10. Don't Like It Here
11. Die On Your Knees
12. Time to Go
** Taang Records
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VIIMEINEN KOLONNA: Aistien Juhlaa @ 192kbps

23 tracks of Finnish hardcore perfection influenced by the early Terveet Kädet ('82) sound. Short, fast & simple. So strap on some bondage gear, it's time to get your ass kicked VK style!!

Tracks:
1. vk
2. ruho
3. paha tapa
4. lokeroissaan
5. nakemiin
6. aistien juhlaa
7. polvillenne
8. olet oman itsesi herra
9. kuminunna
10. uusi messias
11. turvallisuuden illuusio
12. paha silma
13. vaara diagnoosi
14. luonto kostaa
15. rehellisyys
16. eliittiapara
17. sodassa ei ole voittajia
18. riivattu
19. valta himottaa
20. polvenmurskaajat
21. sairas
22. karsinat
23. kivun anatomia
** Hardcore Holocaust Records
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Thursday, March 22, 2007

HERODISHONEST: When the Shit Hits the Man (2006) @ 192kbps

CD released by Combat Rock Industry (CRI 042), vinyl by Sabotage (sab12) in October 2006. Drums and guitars recorded at Sonic Pump studios, all other recording and mixing done at Red Five - by Antti Malinen July-September 2006. Produced by Antti Malinen and Hero Dishonest. Mastered by Minerva Pappi at Finnvox.
It's very dificult to find in now "emo-days" you a good old fashioned hardcore band, this finnish guys have New York City hardcore in your veins. If you like Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, and other bands like this , you'll love Herodishonest. Aggressive and brutal in your face hardcore..Nagia40

Tracks
1. Paskahalvaus Liukuhihnalla
2. Boogerman
3. 180 Degrees
4. Crawl Song
5. Between God And Chemist
6. Stalin vs.Hank Hardy
7. Team Neanderthal
8. One Minute Silence For The Memory Of Captain Jack
9. Saw It
10. The Road To The Arctic Ocean
11. BYOFTP
12. Deathwish
13. Fist Song
14. Count To Nothing
15. If I Can't Drop Out It's Not My Revolution
16. Great White Socks
17. Monkey Song
18. Tuokaa Minulle Yksi Heistä
19. Humanity, What Fun!
20. Chicken Coop Tactics
21. Arm the Squirrels
** Acme Records
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MINUTEMEN: Live in Geneve (1983) @VBR

More than any other hardcore band, the Minutemen epitomized the free-thinking independent ideals that formed the core of punk/alternative music. Wildy eclectic and politically revolutionary, the Minutemen never stayed in one place too long; they moved from punk to free jazz to funk to folk at a blinding speed. And they toured and recorded at blinding speed; during the early '80s, they were constantly on the road, turning out records whenever they had a chance. Like their peers Black Flag, Hüsker Dü, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, and the Meat Puppets, the Minutemen built a large, dedicated cult following throughout the United States through their relentless touring. Like their fellow American indie bands, the trio was poised to break into the world of major labels in 1986, and they would have if it wasn't for the tragic death of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon in December of 1985. Even though bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley carried on with fIREHOSE in the late '80s, the legacy of the Minutemen overshadowed the new band in the late '80s and early '90s, as the San Pedro trio influenced several generations of musicians.
D. Boon and Mike Watt began playing music when they were teenagers in the mid-'70s, covering '70s hard rock standards. After they graduated from high school in 1976, they heard their first punk rock records, which marked a significant change in their musical development. Once Boon and Watt heard punk, they began writing their own songs and decided to form their first full-fledged rock & roll band. In 1980, the pair assembled a quartet called the Reactionaries, which featured drummer Frank Tonche and a second guitarist. Within a few months, their second guitarist left and the band changed their name to the Minutemen, since most of their songs were not much longer than a minute in duration. They recorded one single with Tonche before he was replaced by George Hurley. After Hurley joined the band, the Minutemen recorded Paranoid Time, their first EP; the record was released on SST Records in 1981. From the start, the band was eclectic and political, but they didn't find their voice until their first full-length album, 1981's The Punch Line... more >>>>

Tracks:
1. static
2. fake contest
3. joy
4. search
5. dream told by moto
6. '99
7. black sheep
8. the tin roof
9. ack ack ack
10. life as a rehearsal
11. self-referenced
12. one chapter in the bool
13. beacon sighter through fog
14. the only minority
15. cut
16. i felt like a gringo
17. ain't talkin' bout love
18. this road
19. my part
20. polarity
21. fanatics
22. joe mccarthy's ghost
23. plight
24. paranoid chant
** Punk Attack Records
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MINUTEMEN: Post Mersh Vol.2 (1987) @ 256kbps

Some of their best stuff is on here. "Buzz or Howl" tends towards abrasive, Pere Ubu-ish noise with guitar thrash backing. It's mostly pretty great and the band never sounded more muscular or tighter. And that's saying something. As on previous records, they are extremely intense and very ambitious.
"Project Mersh" (mersh is short for commercial) is less ambitious, points up for the funny cover though. They try to make a more conventional, acceptable rock sound on here. Mike Watt's songs remain too idiosynchractic and insular to really hit that mark, but Boon's "Cheerleaders" and "King of the Hill" stand with the band's best, and would have been heard at the time were there justice in the world.

Tracks:
1. Self-Referenced
2. Cut
3. Dream Told By Moto
4. Dreams Are Free, Motherfucker!
5. The Toe Jam
6. I Felt Like A Gringo
7. The Product
8. Little Man With A Gun In His Hand
9. The Cheerleaders
10. King Of The Hill
11. Hey Lawdy Mama
12. Take Our Test
13. Tour-Spiel
14. More Spiel
** SST Records
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U.K. SUBS: Normal Service Resumed (1995) @ 192kbps

As part of the original punk rock movement in England during the mid-'70s, the U.K. Subs scored several hit singles in their homeland, switching between politically charged material and party-hearty rockers. Led by singer Charlie Harper (who previously fronted a R&B outfit called the Marauders), the U.K. Subs formed in November of 1976, after Harper discovered the Damned. Originally called the Subversives before shortening their name, Harper recruited guitarist Nicky Garratt, bassist Steve Slack, and a revolving door of drummers (eventually finding a semi-permanent member with Pete Davis), and soon after began plotting their plan of attack from Harper's place of business, a hairdressing salon in South London. Around this time, the up-and-coming group recorded a live set at the infamous punk club the Roxy (just prior to its closing), with hopes of the recording being issued as their debut album. Although the recording did indeed go down, the tapes sat on a shelf for several years, before eventually being issued in 1980 under the title of Live Kicks. This led to several John Peel sessions on BBC Radio One in 1977 and 1978, and eventually, a recording contract with the GEM record label, and what's often considered to be their finest recording, their 1979 full-length debut, Another Kind of Blues.
The group enjoyed success back home straight off the bat, as they had several moderate hit singles ("Stranglehold," "Tomorrow's Girls"), appeared at the mammoth Glastonbury Festival, landed a cover story for Sounds magazine, and were even the subject of a Julien Temple-directed film documentary, entitled Punk Can Take It. 1980 saw the U.K. Subs attempt to crack the U.S. market, with a few opening gigs for the Police, as a pair of studio albums were issued, Brand New Age and Crash Course. But as the public's interest began to shift from punk to new wave/synth pop in the early '80s, the U.K. Subs saw their popularity quickly begin to dwindle, as bandmembers began to come and go. The band continued on with such further releases as 1981's Diminished Responsibility and 1982's Endangered Species (among others), as the group's sound grew more and more a kin to hard rock/heavy metal. But despite almost all of the original U.K. punk groups going their separate ways by the early to mid-'80s (the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Damned, etc.), the U.K. Subs never split up; although Harper was often the only original member left in attendance, the group continued to issue albums and never ceased playing shows. '80s-era bassist Alvin Gibbs would go on to briefly play bass for punk godfather Iggy Pop in 1988, and even penned a book about his experiences, Neighbourhood Threat: On Tour With Iggy Pop. The '90s saw the release of countless U.K. Subs "hits" collections, the best of the bunch being 1991's Singles 1978-1982 and 1996's The Punk Singles Collection...by Greg Prato, All Music Guide

Tracks:
Disc 1
1. Mohawk Radio
2. Jodie Foster
3. Here Comes Alex
4. Ozone Death
5. Strangeways
6. Joyride
7. Brixton
8. Dumfux
9. Killertime
10. Believe in Yourself
11. All the People
12. Space Patrol
13. Reaper
14. Squat the World
15. Bailiffs
16. Down on the Farm
17. Lydia
Disc 2 - Live in Croatia
1. Emotional Blackmail [Live]
2. Endangered Species [Live]
3. Fear of Girls [Live]
4. You Don't Belong [Live]
5. Kicks [Live]
6. Young Criminals [Live]
7. Rat Race [Live]
8. Another Cuba [Live]
9. Lydia [Live]
10. Scum of the Earth [Live]
11. Telephone Numbers [Live]
12. SK8 Tough [Live]
13. Warhead [Live]
14. Left for Dead [Live]
15. Rockers [Live]
16. Limo Life [Live]
17. Crash Course [Live]
18. Brixton [Live]
19. All I Wanna Know [Live]
20. Not Listening [Live]
21. Strangehold [Live]
22. C.I.D. [Live]
23. Tomorrow's Girls [Live]
24. Party in Zagreb [Live]
25. I Robot [Live]
26. Ew York State Police [Live]
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DISCHARGE: Protest & Survive (1996)

A long-lived British hardcore band cited as a key influence by artists including Metallica and Anthrax, Discharge was formed in 1977 by singer Terry "Tezz" Roberts, his twin brother/guitarist Tony "Bones, " bassist Roy "Rainy" Wainwright and drummer Hacko. New frontman Cal was recruited as the decade drew to its close, with Tezz moving to drums as a replacement for the exiting Hacko; the first band signed to the newly-formed Clay Records label, Discharge issued their debut EP Realities of War in March of 1980, followed later that year by two more EPs, Fight Back and Decontrol. Tezz left the line-up soon after, and after recording the Why twelve-inch with temporary drummer Bambi, Discharge named Garry Maloney their permanent skinsman in time to record 1981's Never Again, which reached the number 64 spot on the UK pop charts.
In 1982, Discharge finally issued their long-awaited full-length debut 'Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing, which reached the Top 40; a U.S. Tour followed, and upon returning home the group recorded a new single, "State Violence, State Control." Bones then left to form his own unit, Broken Bones, and was replaced by guitarist Peter 'Pooch' Pyrtle for the EP Warning: Her Majesty's Government Can Seriously Damage Your Health. In the wake of another seven-inch, "The More I See, " both Pyrtle and Maloney departed; the singles collection Never Again followed in 1984, and with new guitarist Les "The Mole" Hunt and drummer Nick Haymaker, Discharge released "Ignorance" a year later. Maloney returned to the fold for the 1986 LP Grave New World, which also featured new guitarist Stephen Brooks.
Wainwright was the next to go, and Discharge spent the next several years in limbo, occasionally releasing live material from their heyday. Finally, in 1991 the group returned with a new album, Massacre Divine, followed by Shooting Up the World. By 1997, the classic line-up of Cal, Bones, Rainy and Tezz had reformed; around that same time, a tribute album titled Discharged celebrated the band's continuing influence. Simlarly, Metallica's 1998 collection Garage, Inc. featured two Discharge covers -- "Free Speech for the Dumb" and "The More I See." Time would go by before the group made any new music, but in 2002 they released a new eponymous album featuring the original lineup... by Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

tracks:
1. never again
2. hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing
3. nightmares continues
4. realities of war
5. ain't no feeble bastard
6. war's no fairytale
7. anger burning
8. hell on earth
9. cries of help
10. possibility of life's destruction
11. visions of war
12. stockpiles
13. the more i see
14. look at tomorrow
15. society's victim
16. protest and survive
17. death dealers
18. tomorrow belongs to us
19. final blood bath
20. is this to be?
21. price of silence
22. fight back
23. doom's day
24. why
25. drunk with power
26. religion instigates
27. warning
28. massacre of innocence
29. state violence/state control
30. decontrol
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POISON IDEA: Pick Your King (1982) @320kbps

Poison Idea's notoriously brief, punishing debut was released in 1983, a few years after the band formed in Portland, Oregon. Thirteen songs in sixteen minutes. Obviously, not a second wasted. At this juncture, the band consisted of founder and enormous frontman Jerry A., guitarist Tom Roberts – later to be rechristened Pig Champion, due to his porcine build, bassist Chris Tense, and drummer Dean Johnson. Already, Jerry A. sang like a man in the middle of a heartattack, bellowing furiously, frighteningly. In other words, the template was being created for albums to follow. With Pick Your King – a reference to Elvis and Jesus, Poison Idea helped establish the paradigm for aggressive American hardcore punk... by Patrick Kennedy, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1. think twice
2. it's an action
3. this thing called progress
4. in my head ache
5. underage
6. self abuse
7. cult band
8. last one
9. pure hate
10. castration
11. (i hate) Reggae
12. give it up
13. think fast
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Monday, March 19, 2007

BARBED WIRE: The Age That Didn't Care (1994) @ 320kbps

Scottish four piece Barbed Wire`s one and only LP for Oi! Records is now joined by two cuts from ''This Is Oi!'' plus six tracks from the ''Skins N Punks'' split LP with The Abnormal. 18 hard hitting Oi! cuts from the mid 80`s.

tracks:
1. wino's
2. the age that didn't care
3. where we live
4. weapons of war
5. brain damage
6. death and destruction
7. in the ghetto
8. fuck the polis
9. tory propagander
10. tv drug
11. nazi briton (fuck off)
12. no hope
13. stealin' babiez
14. face don't fit
15. killing time
16. don't let the bastards beat you
17. hark (i hear no angels sing)
18. the christmas
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PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES: Schwein Lake Live (1995)

Deluxe re-issue of P&TTB's mid 90's live album that reads like a Greatest Hits Live with classics like ''The Jinx'', ''Banned From The Pubs'', ''Maniac'' and ''Transvestite''. The booklet again includes great liner notes by Peter and many previously un-published photos of the band.

tracks:
.Supermodels |
.Giving Up Drinking |
.The Jinx |
.Never Made It |
.Vicars Wank Too |
.Student Wankers |
.Shake My World |
.Transvestite |
.Banned From The Pubs |
.Busy Doing Nothing |
.Run Like Hell |
.Spirit Of Keith Moon |
.Alcohol |
.Elvis Is Dead |
.Maniac |
.Blown Out Again |
.September |
.Leader Of The Gang |
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MAJOR ACCIDENT: The Clockwork Demos

A rare radio interview from 1983 accompanies this 18 track collection of ultra rare studio demos from the early 80`s by `Clockwork Punk' heroes Major Accident which includes their versions of Sham 69`s ''Borstal Breakout'', Stiff Little Finger`s ''Wasted Life'' and The Clash`s ''Garageland''.

tracks:
.Terrorist Gang
.Standing On The Sidelines
.People Like You
.Suzy Is A Headbanger
.Headline Story
.That`s You
.Self Appointed Hero
.Black And White
.Wasted Life
.White Riot
.Alternative Ulster
.Borstal Breakout
.Oxo Song
.In The World Today
.Blitzkrieg Bop
.Garageland
.Crazy
.Radio Interview
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BROKEN BONES: Losing Control

The sound of Broken Bones is the sound of punk at its most primal, the crashing roar of wild, wild youth taken to limits even the Sex Pistols never dreamed of. When the band formed in 1983, punk may not have been dead, but it was certainly dying. Then Broken Bones came along and the reverberations are still being felt today, in the battle cries of Bad Religion and the swagger of Rancid, in the white heat of Slayer and the debauchery of Ministry. Some people have called Broken Bones one of the biggest Hardcore bands of all time and one of the most vital, various U.S. mega-bands such as Metallica have acknowledged them as one of their influences.
Broken Bones was formed by guitarist Bones in early 1983 a few months after he quit Discharge, one of the most distinctive, and successful bands to emerge from the punk movement in the early 80's. Bones recruited his twin brother Tezz (also a former Discharge member) on bass, vocalist Nobby and drummer Baz to the line up. Bones unveiled his latest juggernaut with a solid year of gigging, leading to the release in January 1984 of the screaming "Decapitated"
Fired by the popularity which Broken Bones had already inspired, the single promptly rocketed into Britain's independent top ten. The follow up single "Crucifix" was then released in May, inevitably it scored just as highly as the predecessor, and proved that Broken Bones meant serious business.
Retaining the services of Discharge producer Mike Stone the band recorded there first album "Dem Bones" with which the bands distinctive early sound would stand head and shoulders over pretty much every punk album of the time, and today is still regarded as a classic.
Live shows became increasingly riotous celebrations, the established press was paying attention. Not since punks heyday in the late 1970's had a band seemed poised for great things. That chance was lost when over a year elapsed before B/B third single. A year never the less which saw the band consolidate its vinyl reputation with never ending touring.
Broken Bones 1983 live album "Live at the 100 Club" remains the acid test for anyone who claims to be real punk today, a record which forges and unimagined middle ground between hardcore, metal and the apocalypse.
The much anticipated third single "Seeing Through My Eyes" was well worth the wait, with "Never Say Die" following up, and then came the Bonecrusher album which was released only in the U.S. and mini album "Trader in Death" which immortalized some of B/B best loved songs...http://www.broken-bones.co.uk/biography.html

tracks:
1. killing fields
2. nowhere to run
3. losing control
4. jump
5. going down
6. shutdown
7. brain dead
8. life's too fast
9. bitching
10. mercy
11. maniac
12. lesson
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ERAZERHEAD: Take Me To your Leader (1984 - LP - 12'')

During their four year existence Erazerhead released 6 singles and two LP`s and this 23 track Best Of compilation gathers together their finest moments. A cross between The Ramones and The Lurkers after seeing too many horror B movies.

tracks:
1. the last surprise
2. he is so neat
3. tonight
4. here come the sane
5. obedience
6. awuful night
7. the ministry of truth
8. pink gin
9. the strange one
10. brain wasting time (part 1 & 2)

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

VA: We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute (1997)

Pieced together with newly recorded cuts and previously released tracks, We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute is an average tribute record that will only be of interest to hardcore Iggy fans. Boasting an artist roster divided between the obscure (Blanks 77), the predictable (Joey Ramone, Joan Jett), the superstar (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and arcane (Jayne County), the record has a handful of good cuts, but none of the songs come close to matching the intense, crazed fury of Iggy's original versions, nor do they offer significantly new interpretations of warhorses like "Search & Destroy," "1969" and "Funtime." So, it's another tribute album designed for collectors, either of the saluted artist or the featured bands, since the performances will make casual, curious listeners wonder what the big deal is... by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Tracks:
1. 1969 (JOEY RAMONE)
2. Search and Destroy (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS)
3. real wild child (JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS)
4. ordinary bummer (ADOLPH'S DOG)
5. i got a right (MISFITS)
6. gimmer danger (MONSTER MAGNET)
7. lust for life (NY LOOSE)
8. loose (PANSY DIVISION)
9. the passenger (LUNACHICKS)
10. 1970 (SUPERDRAG)
11. i'm sick of you (NADA SURF)
12. funtime (BLANKS 77)
13. i got nothing (D-GENERATION)
14. down on the street/little doll (JAYNE COUNTY)
15. cold metal (SUGAR RAY)
16. sell your love (EXTRA FANCY)
17. shake appeal (7 YEAR BITCH)
18. sister midnight (BUSH TETRAS)
19. TV eye (HOLY BULLS)
20. we will fall (LENNY KAYE)
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CHELSEA: Fools and Soldiers (1997)

It was in August 1976 that Gene October placed an advert in Melody Maker which led to replies from guitarist William Broad, bassist Tony James and drummer John Towe. On October 18th they made their live debut as Chelsea supporting Throbbing Gristle at London's ICA. It was at this time that Gene convinced the manager of gay London nightclub, manager of a gay London nightspot in Covent Garden called Shageramas, to convert the club into London's first live punk rock venue called The Roxy - a fact for which he is given little credit. The band split in November 1976. Gene briefly recruited guitarist Marty Stacey and bassist Bob Jessie. The other three former members formed Generation X. When Gene was asked about his former band colleagues he said "Generation X? Oh yeah they used to be in Chelsea."
In early 1977 Jessie and Stacey left and Gene put together a new line up consisting of guitarist James Stevenson, bassist Henry Daze and drummer Carey Fortune. This line up was slightly more permanent and soon the band's first single, the punk classic Right To Work, was released. However, not long after the release of the second single High Rise Living, Chelsea played their "farewell" gig on October 6th 1977 at The Roxy.... more >>>>

Tracks:
1. i'm on fire
2. come one
3. no flowers
4. urban kids
5. 12 men
6. trouble is the day
7. your tour
8. decide
9. curfew
10. look at the outside
11. don't get me wrong
12. fools and soldiers
13. bring it on home
14. no admission
15. loner
16. route 66
17. right to work
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CHELSEA: The Punk Singles Collection 1977-82

Really a Best Of this legendary punk rock band as it covers every A and B side issued throughout their most creative and important period.The full colour booklet contains pictures of each of the collectors items sleeves plus full line up details.A must for every collection

Tracks:
1. right to work
2. the loner
3. high rise living
4. no admission
5. urban kids
6. no flowers
7. no one's coming outside
8. what would you do
9. i'm on fire
10. look at the outside
11. don't get me wrong
12. no escape
13. decide
14. rockin' horse
15. years away
16. freemans
17. i.d. parade
18. how do you know
19. evacuate
20. new era
21. war across the nation
22. stand out
23. last drink
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COCKNEY REJECTS: Back on the Street (2000)

Inspired by the critically reviled working-class punk of Sham 69, the Cockney Rejects helped give voice to the punk subgenre tagged Oi!, partly thanks to the group's 1980 song "Oi! Oi! Oi!" The Rejects' sound was loud, brash, and crudely performed, with an irreverent sense of humor and an inclination towards mindless anarchy that made them appealing to frustrated lower-class youth and, unfortunately, the more extreme right-wing racist faction amongst the growing skinhead movement, an association the group did not encourage but for which they were soundly berated. Vocalist Jefferson Turner, guitarist Micky Geggus, bassist Vince Riordan, and drummer Keith Warrington were discovered in London's East End by Sham 69 singer Jimmy Pursey, who helped the group get a record deal. The Rejects' initial output was voluminous; their first two albums were both released in 1980 and jokingly titled Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 and 2. Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (Live and Loud), featuring "live" versions of their best-known songs (actually recorded in a studio with an audience), and The Power and the Glory followed in 1981. The latter album found the group trying to broaden their approach, employing acoustic guitars and a more melodic orientation. 1982's The Wild Ones marked a shift towards heavy metal; unsure of their direction, the Rejects eventually disbanded in 1985, with several compilations of live and unreleased material appearing (1985's Unheard Rejects, 1987's Live and Loud!! The Bridgehouse Tapes). The Cockney Rejects reunited in 1990 for the album Lethal, which failed to make much of an impression. Ten years later saw the release of Back on the Street... by Steve Huey, All Music Guide
Tracks:
1. fighting in the street
2. bad man
3. on the run
4. hate of the city
5. some play dirty
6. here they come again
7. someone like you
8. the rocker
9. on the streets again
10. where the hell is babylon
11. headbanger
12. sitting in a cell
13. till the end of the day
14. join the rejects
15. i'm not a fool
16. on the waterfront
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Saturday, March 17, 2007

LARD: 70's Rock Must Die (2000)

"You wouldn't think JELLO BIAFRA would attempt something as anathema to him as a turgid, seven-minute 70s rock anthem. But the hilarious title-track here shows the ex-DEAD KENNEDYS leader will go just about anywhere to make an acrid comment. No kidding, you could slip this baby on any urban classic rock station, in between the obnoxious, puerile shock-jock rants, and the mindless headbangers would eat up its Stones/Aerosmith/Zep/AC/DC cock-rock riff like mice who don't notice the trap around the cheese until the steel-trap surprise lyrics slam into them! (And even hard rock fans who never notice ridiculously awful metal lyrics won't be able to escape this hysterical chorus refrain, "Well c'mon! C'mon! 70s rock must die!" Spinal Tap would be hard-pressed to lampoon the genre better; Biafra even dons a plausible Axl Rose voice for the occasion.
In fact, this send-up is so good, a thousand 80s hair bands in head bands, leopard-skin pants, and muscle t-shirts (and their spandex girlfriends) spring to mind like an outbreak of a styling mousse plague. But whereas Spinal Tap was just for cackles, Biafra's loathing is obvious. He decries the ceaseless perpetuation of the vapid rock charicature that punk bands like Dead Kennedys meant to crush, while lamenting that the opposite has since occurred: Nowadays, "Alternative" bands just warm over the same wanky riffs with a smart-ass'itude, and suddenly the genre goes from cartoon to credible? New shiny bottle, same fetid product. In any case, this is drop-dead funny.
As for the rest, "Volcanus 2000 (We Wipe the World)" returns Lard to its original 1988 industrial footing provided by collaborator AL JOURGENSEN of MINISTRY, slinging a similar sneer at all the self-conscious, neo-satanic slummers who want to be the next Nine Inch Nails. The "mountains of trash" in the coda sound too real to anyone who has seen the stink and odious rot of landfill like Staten Island's near New Jersey, or gotten a whiff downstream of a passing garbage barge. But it could just as easily refer to your average record reviewer1s daunting, decrepit new-CD pile. Finally, "Ballad of Marshall Ledbetter" is a fine metallic-industrial stomper. Biafra remains one of the great brains in all of underground music, and it's good to hear him putting his twisted jibes to a beat again. In any form!"- Jack Rabid/The Big Takeover

Tracks:
1. 70's Rock Must Die
2. Volcanus 2000 (We Wipe The World)
3. Ballad Of Marshall Leadbetter
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BLACK FLAG: Spray Paint + Police Story (Live - EPs)

Two great classic eps from one of the most important USA's hardcore/punk bands...

Spray Paint (Live)
1. spray paint the walls
2. room 13
3. rise above
4. six pack
5. life of pain

Police Story (Live)
1. police story
2. depression
3. nervous breakdown
4. you bet we've got something personal against you
5. i've heard it before
6. jealous again

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Friday, March 16, 2007

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS: Get Your Balls Off (1998)

Eddie and the Hot Rods began life in 1976, when four teenagers from Southend on Sea got together and playing their own style of fast energetic rock and roll / r'n'b, were soon a big hit on the London pubrock scene. Catching the eyes and ears of the music press and the major record companies, they were soon signed up by the legendary Island Records and went on to have three hit albums and four top forty UK singles including the Top Ten hit 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'. There have been numerous TV appearances worldwide and they have filled almost every major venue in the UK. A success in the USA too, they have toured alongside The Ramones, Tom Petty, The Police, Squeeze and Talking Heads.
In the year 2000 the band were asked to take part in a 76 date tour of the UK alongside Dr. Feelgood, John Otway and The Hamsters. The tour was a great success and the band have been back in demand ever since.
In 2003, after recruiting Richard Holgarth on guitar, they recorded an album of brand new songs, 'Better Late Than Never' which was snapped up in France by Bad Reputation Records and then by Voiceprint Records in the UK. Shortly afterwards they recruited Chris Taylor as a second guitarist, giving the band a much rockier sound.
2004 was spent touring the UK and France promoting the album and 2005 started off with the band back in the studio, writing songs for their next album. There then followed many festival appearances and tours all over Europe, as well as a return to the USA.
2006 saw the release of the bands first full concert DVD, recorded at London's Mean Fiddler, as well as a brand new studio album, "Been There, Done That...". They continue to tour - this year they are booked to play in France, Italy, Norway, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, USA and Japan, as well as the UK of course. Official Home-Page http://www.eddieandthehotrods.com/
Look out world The Rods are back!!!!!!

Tracks:
1. the kids are alright
2. he came out of the sky
3. on the run
4. cruisin' the lincoln
5. wooly bully
6. writing on the wall
7. horseplay
8. gloria
9. double checking woman
10. get out of denver
11. moving on
12. bye bye johnny
13. satisfaction

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BERURIER NOIR: Enfoncez L'Clown (1999)

Bérurier noir is a French punk band formed in Paris in 1983 by Loran (guitar), François (vocals) and Dédé (drum machine). They called themselves "noir" (black) for the color of mourning (because their first concert was planned to be also their last) and for anarchy and "Bérurier" after the character from the novels of Frédéric Dard. Instead of being an end, the success of their first show inspired them to continue. A cult band, Bérurier Noir were loved by a generation of youth and feared by concert organisers for the riots that followed their shows. On the one hand, Bérurier Noir's music was clearly derived from British punk rock as far music and lyrics were concerned. Most of their songs were short, aggressive and usually based on a couple of basic power chords. Their lyrics reflected the typical concerns of punks: rejection of consumerism, politics, traditional social order and the anger felt by disaffected youth, tramps and outsiders in general. On the other, they added some interesting innovations. Their rhythm section consisted of a cheap drum machine, which became an essential and arguably endearing part of their sound. The frequent use of a saxophone as of the mid-eighties also set them apart from most other punk rock bands.
They would regularly appear on record sleeves and on stage wearing clown outfits, mock police uniform or pig's masks. Their shows were a unique and highly festive cross between a punk rock concert, a grotesque circus and an anarchist rally...wikipedia

Tracks:
01 - Tzigane
02 - Deux Clowns
03 - Noir les horreurs
04 - Fils de...
05 - Petit agité
06 - Vive le feu
07 - Il tua son petit frère
08 - Macadam Massacre
09 - Nada 84
10 - Commando Pernod
11 - Comme un bouddha
12 - La mère Noël
13 - Scarabée
14 - La marche funèbre de
la jeunesse suicidaire
15 - L’empereur Tomato Ketchup
16 - Vietnam Laos Cambodge
17 - Makhnovtchina
18 - Casse-tête Chinois
19 - La danseuse de l’Orient
20 - Capitaine Kirk (Spizzenergi)
21 - Salut à Toi

** Last Call Records
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REFUSED: The E.P. Collection (2004)

This album is a prequel to one of the greatest albums ever made `The Shape of Punk to Come'. As the name implies it is various EP's first 4 tracks are off the `New Noise Theology' EP, tracks 10-17 are from the `Nut' EP, and tracks 5-9 I'm honestly not really sure about.
Now Refused, for those who do not know, are and aggressive politically driven band from Sweden... As far as their music goes it is aggressive punk / hardcore hybrid. (Their last Album `The Shape of Punk to Come' - was all this and oh so much more...) Now I'm not a guy who generally likes Punk/Hardcore music... (with the exception of Snapcase.... They kick some ass too) But Refused just `clicked' with me... the same way other great bands like `Opeth' and `Tool' have.
I think for Refuse it was there passion, their aggression and their message... All of those 3 things combined really just made Refused one of my favorite bands of all time. As a lyricist Dennis was a pure genius... denouncing most of our Societies traditions with pure lyrical anarchy. Tracks like: Rather be Dead, Burn it, Lick it Clean, Symbols and The Real are pretty much asking us to question what we've been taught and revolt against Societies Rules and Stereotypes.
Anarchy seemed like such a childish idea when so many crappy, 3-chord, spike wearing, drunken punk bands tried to embrace it... Yet Refused gave it a whole new sense of intelligence and appreciation.
Please don't overlook this album, the `Songs to Flame the Fan of Discontent' and especially `The Shape of Punk to Come'.
Refused is a true gem in the commercial world that has become Punk-Rock. Favorite Tracks: Sunflower Princess, Burn it, Rather be Dead, and Everlasting -4.75 Stars. Reviewer:Sunshine the Werewolf (Canada)

Tracks:
1. New Noise
2. Blind-Date
3. Poetry Written In Gasoline
4. Refused Are Fucking Dead
5. Rather Be Dead
6. Jag Ater Inte Mina Vanner
7. Circle Pit
8. Lick It Clean
9. Voodoo People
10. Bum It
11. Symbols
12. Sunflower Princess
13. I Am Not Me
14. Everlasting
15. The Real
16. Pretty Face
** Burning Heart
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the EXPLOITED: The Singles (1999)

26 track compilation from politically outspoken thrash band from Edinburgh. All their early singles, from debut 'Army Life' through the classic 'Exploited Barmy Army'. 1999 release.
This is a very good singles collection. it has all of the stuff from the beginning of the band all the way to the end of the Second Major Line up (Wattie, Gary, Big John, Danny), so don't expect Jesus is Dead and War now eps on this. this is a nice collection of the exploited's early singles and eps...if you can't decide on which album to get, this would be a good introduction. the songs of course are good. the live songs tacked on the end are somewhat useless as the quality is pretty horrible. otherwise, go for it.

Tracks:
1. Army Life
2. Mods, The
3. Crashed Out
4. Exploited Barmy Army
5. I Believe In Anarchy
6. What You Gonna Do
7. Dogs Of War
8. Blown To Bits - (live)
9. Dead Cities
10. Hitler's In The Charts Again
11. Class War
12. SPG - (live)
13. Cop Cars - (live)
14. Yop
15. Attack
16. Alternative
17. Troops Of Tomorrow
18. Computers Don't Blunder
19. Addiction
20. Rival Leaders
21. Army Style
22. Singalongabushell
23. Punks Not Dead - (live)
24. Sex And Violence - (live)
25. Dole Q (live)
26. Out of Control (live)
** Roadrunner Brasil
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Thursday, March 15, 2007

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS: Song By Song (2004)

A taut, explosive Belfast-based punk band, Stiff Little Fingers (named after a Vibrators song) had the dubious distinction of being referred to as "The Irish Clash." What must have seemed like a compliment at the time did little to help their career, only because it made comparisons between the two bands inevitable. Granted, there were many similarities: both bands debuted playing revved-up late-'70s punk rock, were politically inclined, featured pissed-off lead singers, had a love for reggae, and possessed a near-palpable sense of isolation and desperation. But as we all know, the Clash offered complexity, panache, and a consistently breathtaking body of work. Stiff Little Fingers, on the other hand, were simply a very good punk rock band. With sandpaper-throated frontman Jake Burns leading the way, SLF did release an auspicious, if badly produced, debut album, Inflammable Material, that featured the band's two best songs, "Alternative Ulster" and "Suspect Device." Both were passionate, ferocious songs dealing with the harsh, deadly realities of growing up in the middle of two decades of Northern Ireland's violence. These songs thrust SLF into the limelight and got them loads of enthusiastic press, which led to a contract with the decidedly anti-punk Chrysalis label in 1980. After that, SLF released a handful of pretty good records (including a terrific live album, Hanx), but their unregenerate fast and loud punk style started to sound stale. In 1982, the band released their most non-punk record (Now Then...), which was greeted by general apathy. In a musical rut, dogged by the facile Clash comparisons, and with punk rock running out of steam, Burns pulled the plug on SLF.
Sadly, the band's breakup lasted only five years. After a string of forgettable solo singles and a stint as a BBC Radio producer, Burns, hoping to cash in on punk nostalgia, re-formed SLF (with another aging punk rocker, ex-Jam bassist Bruce Foxton) in 1987, and released a bunch of lousy (mostly live) records for the rest of the millennium... by John Dougan, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1. suspect device
2. alternative ulster
3. johnny was
4. nobody's hero
5. tin soldiers
6. at the edge
7. roots, radicals, rockers & reggae
8. just a fade away
9. bits of kids
10. is that you fought the war four
11. (i could be) happy yesterday
12. the roaring boys
13. last train from the wasteland
14. hope street
15. strummerville
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TOY DOLLS: Idle Gossip (1992)

With their continued trademark sound of hyperactive, wacky punk that hasn't changed one bit since the Toy Dolls started out, Idle Gossip not only maintains the tradition of having a playful attitude, but it also never fails to get old no matter how many albums they put out. The wackiness and energy are still there with Olga's helium-fueled vocals and the 78-rpm speed. It's always great to see a band like the Toy Dolls maintain their offbeat sense of humor, and with nursery rhyme song titles like "Silly Billy," "You Won't Be Merry on the North Ferry" and "I'll Get Even with Steven," this record provides the ultimate alternative to anti-depressive medication.... by Mike DaRonco, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1. idle gossip
2. do you wanna be like dougy bell
3. the lambrusco kid
4. you won't be merry on a north sea ferry
5. harry cross ( a tribute to edna)
6. geordie's gone to jail
7. silly billy
8. if you're in a pop group you'll end up paying a fortune practicing...
9. pc stoker
10. i tried to trust tracey
11. keith's a theif
12. i'll get even with steven (steve is tender)
** Trojan
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DEAD BOYS: Young, Loud & Snotty (1977)

Fellow Cleveland types Pere Ubu may have won the artistic kudos for their adventurous, surprising work, but if the goal was just to rock and rock again, the Dead Boys had them totally trumped. As both title phrase and capsule description, Young, Loud & Snotty accurately defines the predominating aesthetic so well that one could just leave it at that, but there's a lot more going on here than on the face of it. With perhaps surprising great production from demi-famous '70s rocket Genya Ravan, the five-some found something sonically smack in-between the US garage/punk heritage of the past and the more modern thrashings from overseas. Bators sneers, gobs, gasps, and whines with the best of them, but he knows his rock history, as does his bandmates. Zero and Chrome aren't guitar virtuosos, but they do know what makes a song great and aren't afraid to concentrate on that, while the Magnum/Blitz rhythm section keeps things moving as it does. In some ways songs like "All This and More" and "I Need Lunch" simply emerge from an alternate '50s, with admittedly much more feedback and stereo sound. Stone cold rock classic "Sonic Reducer" starts things off -- amusingly -- with all sorts of phased drums and other fripperies that later generations wouldn't consider punk at all. That said, it's still blunt, brilliantly sung by Bators and kicks out the jams with messy energy. Other all-time greats include the perfect bored-and-needing-kicks anthem "Ain't Nothin' to Do" and the thoroughly wrong "Caught With the Meat In Your Mouth." There's even a rock oldie -- a cover of "Hey Little Girl" live onstage at spiritual home CBGB's. And why not? With great punk rock and great rock, Young, Loud and Snotty still packs a punch... by Ned Raggett, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1. sonic reducer
2. all this and more
3. what love is
4. not anymore
5. ain't nothin' to do
6. caught with the meat in your mouth
7. hey little girl
8. i need lunch
9. high tension wire
10. down in flames
11. not anymore/ain't nothin' to do (medley)
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