Sunday, December 30, 2007


I was looking through some old photos and found this one of my dad teasing me. We were on holiday in Malta around 1979 and I was listening to punk on my cassette player. I only had two or three tapes then and took them with me. I played them so much they split and I had to splice them back together.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

F - "Four From '84" 7" Out Now!

Blogs I like.

Go here for an excellent Polish site wich has topnotch music and videos.

Other good blogs I have just found are: which focusses mainly on Hanover, Germany bands. which has a whole bunch of Active Minds records. has a nice mix of new and old.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Crassmas

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Let it be known I never thought of Siouxsie as gothic. She and Severin were around from the beginning of the start of punk, being part of the first Sex Pistols fans the Finchley Mob. Later on I would purchase their earlier records, but this was the first one I bought. I remember seeing it on TOTPs as well. No DIY stuff here. Like many other first wave punk bands they were signed up to a major label (Polydor). I have recorded up to the Ju Ju LP for my daughter Helen and she likes them a lot.


B.G.K. are one of the best known punk bands from Holland. Probably my favourite too. I have their double LP discography from Alternative Tentacles. It's still available so go buy it now. This is their "White Male Dumbinance" ep. That has to be up there with one of the best record titles ever. Also check out the insert adn great lyrics. I doubt many straight edge jocks read them. It was on a label called Vogelspin and is from 1984. Oh also the name stands for Balthazar Gerrard's Kommando. If I remember correctly I think he was some right wing christian psycho so their name is a pisstake.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Payoll Benefit Comp This is what its all should be about. Non-profit rasing money to help those less fortunate. 500 eps to benefit for the Payoll squat in Brasil. Let's hope they got some funds to survive for a while.

Bands are:

Faulter from Staten Island, NY

Diavolo Rosso from Bellheim, Germany

Spinebender from Nurtingen, Germany

Wut Entbrannt from Regensburg, Germany

Difekto from Brazil

Revolte also from Regensburg

and Seuchenherd from Gunzburg, Germany.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Total Corrupt

Another 5 year old tape here. This time from an Indonesian band Total Corrupt. 14 songs that are professionally recorded and packaged. The only draw back being that an old man like me has trouble reading the tiny print. The lyrics are about disorder and social rebellion. The translations are done in that superb way like some of the Japanese. eg "Laws is not running now, People unbelieve about all of shit". Also great band member names of Dipo Corrupt, Ade Totalizer, Gasix Horrible and BJ Scum. I may have to investigate this band further. Yes I'll start with sending them an email.


Forever Positively Obsessed are a straight edge band from Macedonia. This tape is five years old and I will find out what they sound like now in a couple of weeks as they are touring. They are playing at Sound Idea on the 22nd. The songs on this tape are short and fast and recorded in their bedroom. DIY or die. I'm not too keen on US straight edge these days as lots of the bands I have seen end up being jocks from the NE of the USA who know nothing about punk. FPO look like they are in that different mould like other excellent European SxE bands. Vitamin X for example were one of my favorite bands I have seen live. So check out the music here and also come along to Sound Idea if you can. Speaking of Sound Idea don't forget to check out Bob's mucho excellente weekly radio show.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Blog

Great new blog with lots of reare Jap flexis

Electro Hippies Live I think this was their last gig. April 15th 1989 at Planet X Liverpool. I fucked up recording it with some Metal Devil Coke tracks on the end.

Electro Hippies

This is "The Only Good Punk ... Is a Dead One". I'm not going to separate the tracks but they are:


Acid rain

Run Ronald





So Wicked


Freddy's Revenge


Things of Beauty


Gas Joe Pearce






Not only did the band have one of the best names ever, they played some of the finest damn music I have ever had the pleasure to hear. I've also got the "Play Fast or Die" LP.
They were from the Wigan area in the north of England.

Josef K

Not really my cup of tea this one, but some of you out there may remember the band. I had heard the group of bands posted hear on John Peel, but never bought or recorded anything by them. I traded for a tape of Liliput/Kleenex many years ago and these bands were included on the tape. I almost fell asleep listening to these tracks. Josef K included Paul Haig (Aztec Camera, Orange Juice). Songs are:

Its Kinda Funny

Heart Of Song

16 years

Fun N Frenzy

Crazy To Exist

Sorry For Laughing


One track "Let Go" from Martin Branch (The Fall, Blue Orchids) and Karl Burns (The Fall) .

Hugo Klang

Ollie Olsen and Marie Hoy from Australia with the Wheel Of Fat 7". From the early 80s and had touches of The Birthday Party.

Primitive Calculators

These guys remind me of a later version of Dow Jones and the Industrials.

Two tracks:

I Can't Stop It
Do That Dance

Fire Engines

The band contained Davey Henderson and Russell Burn (Win, Burn, The Nectarine No. 9). "Who?" you punkers shout. Well just remember its not all leather, studs, bristles and acne. If you like bands like Blue Orchids you may like this. I like it with its jerky rhythms and hypnotic beat, or maybe its the jerky beat and hypnotic rhythm. Tracks:

Get Up and Use Me




The excellent Phoenix Hairpins had a post of Vonbrigdi an Icelandic band, which got me thinking about Peyr (pronounced Theyr). The band have been compared with Killing Joke and in fact Jaz Coleman produced one of their LPs. However, it always reminds me of David Bowie. Sorry I can't tell you the record name or give you a photo. It is from one of my many tapes. Back in the day when I had to save my dinner money to buy records I would buy singles and my mate Mark would buy the LPs. We would then record eachothers vinyl. It worked out great as bands released more singles and it would cost us the same. Anyway this was a record I suggested he buy as I had heard a track on John Peel. When he bought it we were both pretty disappointed, but now I enjoy its quirkiness. I guess its just a 12" judging by its length.

Puerto Rican Punk

When I bought this there was confusion over whether the bands were spanish and the names of the bands. I'm pretty sure they are from Puerto Rico and the bands are Juventud Crasa and La Experiencia de Tonito Cabanilla$$$. Although it is a fairly new release they play with an oldschool flavour. It also looks like lots of the LEDTC songs come from back in '93-'96.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Music by Slime and footage of riots in 95.

Feeding of the 5000

Looks like the concert was great. There are several videos on You Tube. I just watched some Crass and Disrupters. I'm going back to check out more. The Janer64 videos are good quality. Anyone go to it that would like to share their experience?

There are also great videos of the Rebellion gig with bands like Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects etc.