Friday, November 30, 2007

Youth Korps

Short sharp songs from a Connecticut band, recorded in Boston and released on a German label. I think Crucial Response Records rereleased several classic yank records.


Pax records was one of those labels that if I saw a record in a shop I would pick it up knowing it would be great stuff. Xtract were a tight outfit and this is Pax 10 from the Yorkshire label. Check back in the older entries for Mau Maus who were also on Pax. Another fantastic band was Anti System. I think I have seen downloads for them elsewhere, so I may not put theirs up here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Site of the week.

Check out the following if you haven't already.

Monday, November 26, 2007


I think this band is called Partia. The Russian alphabet is not one of my strongpoints. Another Belarus band. The music is to be honest a little monotonous, with little variation.


Bakunin was a selfless revolutionary. Here is a band from Belarus called Selfshit. I got this tape in a lot off ebay. It was recorded in 2002. There are only 9 tracks and I seem to have recorded 10! The music is grindy, but with decent vocals and lyrics with good sentiments. No problems with copyright here.

Bakunin On Anarchy

Strange that communism is now a dirty word as the beautiful concept of harmony among people has been perverted by corrupt politicians. Also anarchism seems to have faded away again as a threat. I'll have to read this book again. I know it was heavy reading when I first got it. Michael Bakunin was a Russian nobleman that gave up his title and wealth to participate in the revolutionary movement of the mid 19th century. He differed from Marx in remaining outside the system. This book has different writings by Bakunin on social subjects, different theories and his opinions of other philosophers and revolutionaries. I'll have to dig out my books on the Paris Commune and Peter Kropotkin. I don't have any by Marx. This book's ISBN is 0-04-321012-0

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Crass only planned on their record label being in existence until 1984. That's why the record serial numbers count down to 1984 eg 421984. Conflict's Mortarhate Records took up where Crass left off. Here is the excellent Liberty form 1985.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Here are three books to put in the X-mas stocking of your revolutionary loved one. Two are essential reading. The "Why You Don't Need Meat" is less essential. I have found that if you don't want to eat decaying flesh of a murdered animal you won't and you don't need a book to convince you. However, it does have some great facts. ISBN 0-7225-1298-8 Thorsons Publishing Group.

A harder book to get will be The Kronstadt Uprising. Now we have heard the band of that name, but do we know about the workers who revolted against the Marxist state of Russia and were cruelly suppressed? This book has a 1971 copyright from Black Rose Books of Montreal.
I never liked the Clash but I do know they had an LP "Sandinista". These freedom fighters are named after the earlier people's hero Augusto C. Sandino. He fought back in the 20's and 30's against US Marines in Nicaragua. This should be a best seller up with all those Che books that are so popular. ISBN 0-691-02319-0 Princeton Paperbacks.

New Links

I've updated my links with some added to Turkish and Greek punk blogspots.

The Disrupters - Shelters For The Rich

The first record I ever uploaded to 7 Inch Punk was the first ep by The Disrupters. I am posting their second ep for you to encourage more to go out and buy their discography CD. Sorry for all you speed demons but here's another 1982 record. I'm sure Slobodan will enjoy it.
The band were from Norwich, Norfolk which is in East Anglia and had some great punk bands, shame about their football team which pales in comparison to Ipswich. Come on you Blues! POP QUIZ: who can name 3 punk bands from Ipswich and 3 from Norwich?

V/A Attack Is Now Suicide

An international comp released in 1988 on Double A records outta Germoney. This is recorded for you from one of my tapes so please excuse any errors it takes a long time to record from tapes and separate the tracks. There might be a machine that can do this easier. My wife said she would buy me a tape to cd recorder for the winter solstice celebrations. I dunno I need an external drive more to store all the mp3s. Total punk band count now at over 10,000. Total number of records unknown.

1. U.S. DISTRESS "Who Possesses You"2. SIC BOY FEDERATION "British Troops in Cyprus"3. VATICAN COMMANDOS "Housewives on Valium"4. O.H.M. "Fjersyn"5. S.H. DRAUMUR "Bimbirimbirimbam"6. FEAR ITSELF "Werewolf's Life"7. I DENY "Intolerance"8. DAWN OF LIBERTY "When You've the Choice"9. DRESDEN 45 "Dresden 45"10. EXTREM "Korruption"11. COLLAPS "Don't Waste Your Time"12. RANCID DECAY "Paralized"13. RAPED TEENAGERS "Nor & Far"14. STIKKY "Russia Nuked Themselves"15. NO FRAUD "Aggression"16. TERVEYS KESKUS "Koyhat kyykkuyn"17. PROBLEM CHILDREN "Breakfast of Champions"18. ASOCIAL "Call for Freedom"19. DAMAGE "Ain't No Crime"20. SUBTERRANEAN KIDS "Gente"21. PIN PRICK "Fuck S.A.C.E.M."22. DEVIATED INSTINCT "Master of All"23. AFFLICT "Can't Reach Me Now"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blogg of the week

One web site I visit daily as there are dozens of superb records on there and they give a little description of the type of music so you don't waste time downloading a genre you don't like is . A band that was posted on there is also my band of the week and I'm going to had to find out more info about them is Asfixia. It looks like they are from Bilbao Spain. Crusty music with screaming female Spanish vocals.
Here is what they say on their my space: These are some of the ideas the people who form ASFIXIA have in common:- A way of understanding music and, in general, "culture" and "art", to be a free and non-profit way of expression, and not a merchandise nor a product for consumption. That's why, as much as we can, we try to make and spread our music and our ideals in a Do It Yourself - Non Profit way.- A will to express our deepest repulsion towards the current state of affairs, towards this degenerate, rotten and corrupted civilized society, towards the domestication, denaturalization and artificialization of life, towards the fact that we consume every kind of completely unnecessary filth, preceeded by the exploitation and murder of innocent beings (human and non-human), towards the indifference and passivity we tolerate and accept injustices with, and in general, towards the domination perpetrated by each and every one of us who participate in this System.- An altruistic and disinterested aim to be a useful mean for the achievement of any end we consider a fair cause.- An interest in making our daily life more pleasing and bearable, and in meeting kindred people to share experiences, our music, ideals and feelings with.The members of ASFIXIA are conscious that the mere fact of playing in a band is not coherent with the ideals we affirm believe in. Using (consuming) instruments, electricity, road, petrol, or even the machines that have made it possible for you to read this, means participating in the System we hate. Living in this society is really hard to be coherent with anti-domination ethical values, and if we contribute even just a little bit in its support we'll be partners in crime and directly responsible for the slaughter and devestation the non-human animals and the environment are subjected to everyday. It's in our hands whether our participation in the production-consumption cycle is bigger, and therefore more harmful in all of it's ways; or if we try to reduce our consumerism and support of the System to a minumum, and to influence others to do the same, in order to live in a respectful and as harmless as possible way.
Also here is a link to a You Tube video of them.

Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law

Fast forward 8 years to 1988 and we get heavy man. I think the Bolt Thrower record covers had some of the finest artwork seen on punk records. This is their first LP. Sorry I didn't separate the tracks. Also at the end of side 1 is a bonus "Blind To Defeat" not shown on the cover track listing.

Cravats - Cravats In Toytown

TV Smith said the Adverts may have had an influence on some punks lives, but did little to alter the face of rock and roll. Most punk bands still used the traditional set up of singer, drums, bass and guitar. I think the bands that are the most punk are those that push the boundaries. While the Cravats aren't that revolutionary they did have an original sound and also had their superb offshoots The Very Things, The Babymen, DCL Locomotive etc. With them being a favourite of John Peel I followed them from their beginnings and different incarnations. This is their first LP from early 1980 on Small Wonder Records. They had several singles (including one of Crass Records) and another LP. If you haven't heard them they are like The Membranes only maybe weirder. Each track on this is a cracker and yes I think I ran two together.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Out of the office

I've got a busy week coming up of VW car shows (my other love). Here are a bunch of posts (not necessarily punky tunes) that have taken me most of the day to get going. See you next week. Oh I just found my favourite site of the week lots of tunes from that post punk era, well when I was living that era I thought these were all punk. If John Peel played it it was normally good. May He rest in peace.

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

If I was lucky enough to get stranded on a desert island and I could take three records I would take "Stations" by Crass, the first Rudimentary Peni ep and this 12" by Don Van Vllet, Alex St. Claire Snouffer, Antennae Jimmy Simmons, Jerry Handley and Drumbo. Back in the day I would not listen to pop, rock, metal, mod etc (little has changed after 20 years), my friend Patrick Welsh played three bands to me that were allowed into the inner sanctum to join the punks and new wave. He enlightened me to Motorhead, Venom and Captain Beefheart. Thanks Pat.

Venom - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Again the first LP "Black Metal" crushes all that come after. You can download Venom records here and there, but I haven't seen this one shared before so here it be. A live double LP. 8/10/1985 at Hammersmith Odeon, London and 4-5/5/1986 at the Ritz, NY. The record sleeves have some less corny photos of the band and there is also a poster that accompanies this. If you don't know the tracks shame on you!

Motorhead - No Sleep At All

The first Motorhead LP is the best as with many bands output. This however, is a live LP from later on. Let me see what year...1988 and recorded in Helsinki, Finland.

The Fall - Slates

The next two post are 10" records. This first is a cracker from The Fall. It says it's published in 1981 by the sound is like an earlier Fall. My claim to fame here is that I introduced the word "slag" to my east of England comprehensive school. I used it in a thoroughly offensive, but not meaning to be sexist way to describe a slutty girl. Another word of mine is "scrunkled" to mean all wrinkled up. E.G. if you don't hang you clothes up properly they get all scrunkled. Anyway back to the music

Diagram Brothers

Before Happy Flowers in the US were bands like Diagram Brothers in England. I wish I had their classic ep with "Bricks".

Undead - It's Corruption

An early Riot City record. Great plodding British punk, just right for a pogo. From the magic year of '82.


A double single on Virgin Records from 1980 when The Mekons were still at their best. I especially like "Kill".

Friday, November 2, 2007

Intolerance - Aspectos Humanos de la Vida Animal

A superb record out of Spain from 1992. Anti violence, anti animal torture lyrics with translations into four languages. I can't remember where I picked this up. I always have a soft spot for bands who have on the cover "pay no more than". How can you go wrong with a band that has its heart in the right place? The sound is still contemporary. There are a lot of bands out there today from South and Central America that still make this kind of music.

belleza canibal
di no al speed
amanece en america
octubre 1934

Blog of the week.

This week's favourite is This was just what I had been hoping for. It has loads American punk demos and live recordings. Looks like the site has been going since August, so there's just the right amount of stuff to catch up on downloading. The only drawback is you have to make several clicks to get to the download file.

Intense Degree

No this is not an ad for a hard college course. These boys were from England, but like the Stupids played with an american flair. This record was a very early Sound Pollution record, number 3 to be precise. It was released in 1990. You can't go wrong with Sound Pollution, they are still going strong and putting out excellent material. As for the guys in Intense Degree?