Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New England

Continuing from the previous post on a regional punk theme here's a CD of bands from New England and maybe other places. If I make an error I'm more than likely to generate a comment from the void of cyber space. http://rapidshare.com/files/167294800/New_england.rar

Ann Arbor Hardcore

This morning I decided to sort my CDs out as they were well out of order. I came across many which I will have to relisten to. This CD is a compilation of bands from Ann Arbor, MI, plus maybe some other places (Shitloads of Fuckall are Canadians). I had the "Pink " LP by Ground Zero which was released in 1985 on Reflex, but it was pretty lame and I sold it. These tracks must be from an earlier time as they are much more hardcore. Maybe they come from around the "Lung Cookies" comp in 1983. I think I got these from the following website: http://wdean.fatcow.com/old_shit.html It now has 140 MP3s from 19 local bands so go in and look for the other super bands including STATE. Here's the link to the CD I made: http://rapidshare.com/files/167282941/ann.rar

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saint Vitus

http://rapidshare.com/files/165694615/3_Mystic_Lady.rar As I've said before punk takes on many different forms and I just love this doom stoner band. This is a live track from their "Live" LP, and must be from the sound board as it is A-one quality. The band mixed with the Californian Black Flag punks and had 3 or 4 records put out on SST. Does anyone have any links to Saint Vitus downloads, and /or Spirit Caravan? You Tube has some great footage of early gigs. here's one and then you can check out the others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQHCTT2t1lE&feature=related remember these guys had long hair years before all the punks went grunge and thash.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Counter Clockweyes


The comedy/documentary by Bill Maher is well worth hunting down. I wasn't sure if I wanted to see it as I thought it might be too preachy, but it was very funny and exposed the bigotry of religion. He basically just let people speak and make themselves look stupid. We had to go and see it in a small theatre as the regular cinemas just want mindless drivel. I hope it comes out on DVD.

Dreaded Solution

Well let's see how this goes. I still can't upload vinyl or tapes, but I'm going to give a CD a try. This is "Wasteland Occupation" by Dreaded Solution outta California in 2005.
Six tracks that I can only get up singularly.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eclectic Rhythm

I you haven't already check out the new site post Landspeed Sonic http://eclecticrhythm.wordpress.com/. A good mix of punk and post punk, plus some other indie stuff. I didn't know The Cravats had a single " Gordon". I'll have to wait to hear it as it won't let me download it. The pick of the lot has to be the Stupids/Frankfurter Eat ep. I've got these on a John Peel session. "Raise the Breadknife" is a super version of "Raise The Curtain" by Jerry's Kids.

Also the blog master Gabe is still releasing the best demos and rare singles from the golden era of punk on http://gabesuk82.blogspot.com/

Still no new music from me. I've been downloading for 3 hours and my back's pretty sore. Still haven't bothered to figure out my uploading woes.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Not So Lucky

I'm still having computer woes and can't link my computer to the stereo to record vinyl or tapes for you. Kinda given up on it for now as I have been so busy downloading compilations from the many great sites out there. Here are two grand antipodean compilations requested by Bob at Sound Idea. The first is a double LP of Australian bands. THE NOT SO LUCKY COUNTRY.

Side A Arm The Insane - Fight Or DieWhere's The Pope - Jesus Gets RichNobody's Victim - Create Your Own RulesEnd Result - National ServiceFear And Loathing - 44VDInternal Haemorrhage - After The WarGash - SocialitePermanent Damage - Kids Play With GunsCosmic Psychos - Custom Credit
Side B Massappeal - Elitist ShitCondemned Attitude - Homeless CrewRenegade - Riot Squad GladiatorAardvark's Afterbirth - Army Of HitlersSeptic Saw Blades - WarsFester Brothers - GagDeath Sentence - FearSlub (with John Murphy of SPK) - H.L.D.Depression - War And Freedom
Side C Civil Dissident - Memories Of MenziesThe Hard-Ons - Show Us Wot Ya GotAlligator Parade - Wild Chicken FarmFilthy Scumbags - Lager Drinkers From HellUtter Stench - Slappy'sBad Ronald - The Tree SongDeath Sentence - AdrenalinVenom P. Stinger - Venom P. Stinger
Side D Vicious Circle - The Jokers PalaceHard Corpuscles - Ronald IsExtremes - AmericaMental Hellth - Always The SameNo Control - C.I.A.Be Kind To Beavers - Stop The CityCrucified Truth - Make A StandPsychotic Maniacs - MeatPermanent Damage - Where I Stand

Sides A&B

Sides C&D

These are courtesy of the fabuloso http://systemsabotagechaos.blogspot.com/


1. Civil Dissident - A Nazi Choice2. Civil Dissident - Vacant Race3. Vicious Circle - Blood Race4. Vicious Circle - Police Brutality5. Murder Murder Suicide - Life's A Breeze6. Murder Murder Suicide - Rockstar7. End Result - I Won't8. End Result - No Brains On Tap9. Scum - Give The Kid A Gun10. Scum - The John Barleycorn11. Royal Flush - Christian Bullshit12. Royal Flush - Coppers 'Round The Corner13. I Spit On Your Gravy - Violent Fluff14. I Spit On Your Gravy - Done To Death15. Charred Remains - Rid Melbourne16. Charred Remains - Space Exploration17. Bodies - Live In This World18. Bodies - Mr. President19. Permanent Damage - Day After20. Permanent Damage - Don't Have A Say21. Madflowers - Escape Through A Needle22. Madflowers - Crewmen's Remains

And A New Zealand comp HATE YOUR NEIGHBOUR http://www.divshare.com/download/5142322-c28 PW rpm

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bloody Japan

As some of you may know BloodyJapan is now only available via invitation. I downloaded the Underground Punk Rocker compilations (which are excellent) but can't get back onto the site to print out the track listings. I need the bands on #4 & #5. Does anyone have the list? Cheers in andvance.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Old pics.

I found this old photo I took of CND punks marching back in 1981 or 1982. Also one of my Dad in his college days (c1960). He got caught by a rival university and they shaved his head.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

VA - Orlando Didn't Always Suck

I had some evil virus infect my computer and its cost me lots of dough to fix it. I haven't figured out how to upload files easily. I was saving music to the computer using Musicmatch then extracting the file so it could be read by the uploading file sharers like Divshare and Rapidshare. The new system has Nero and I can't figure out how to extract the files. This meant I had to upload the 60 tracks to Divshare 5 at a time. I'm pretty pissed off right now.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lower Class Brats

44 minutes of Texan Oi. Thanks guys for a great show. http://rapidshare.com/files/127953291/Lower_Class_Brats.rar

The Wednesday Night Heroes

Alberta Canada Punx performing last week at Brandon. http://rapidshare.com/files/127941725/The_Wednesday_Night_Heroes.rar

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Uproar -Practices and Live and Demo

Mackie and others get over to Nation on Fire for loads of great music including the recent link to the Uproar practices, live gigs. http://gabesuk82.blogspot.com/ Also there is a brand new demo! I saved Gabe's site to my favourites, but forgot to refresh it. I thought he hadn't updated in months and now I find I have 3 months of rare demos and concerts to download. Fantastic site. How did he get all this? What a perfect collection.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Blogs of the Week - Italian, Peruvian, Finnish

http://kalashnikov-collective.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html is a very interesting site despite being in Italian and me not being able to understand most of what is written. I can, however, enjoy seeing the many trips the band makes to different countries and the people they meet. The site also highlights good books out there and shares lots of MP3, including some older Italian bands.

The other night I went to another gig at Sound Idea. Lower Class Brats headlined and although I like their Street Punk music I was a little worried by what I had seen about their Clockwork Orange Image. There was no need for this cowardly custardness in me. They are a nice bunch of regular guys from Texas and put on a rocking fine show. I will upload the audio soon.

Opening for them were 99 Bottles from Sarasota. These kids have their hearts in the right place, but need to get tighter. I have no musical ability, but could see the geetar and bass were not gellin'.

The other out of town band were The Wednesday Night Heroes. I loved the wit of the singer Graeme and he put out an adrenaline fueled performance. You will see when you hear the set that they know their material. Stay tuned.

Two other sites I have just discovered and love everything on there are the Peruvian punk site http://chinohxcx.blogspot.com . This has some ultra rare tapes and videos. Another now on my favourite links is http://saapasnahkatorni.blogspot.com, which is a Finnish site that has so many excellent links I think my computer is going to explode from all the downloads. When will I ever be able to listen to it all?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Norwegian Punk

If you liked that Norwegian punk check out the mucho bueno Snack Ohm Tapes. This has been going for 25 years so has lots of goodies to share. http://www.geocities.com/sotapes/. Also I have just come in contact with http://nopunkhc.blogspot.com another Norwegian site with discographies of all your old favourites and those soon to be favourites.

Oi Rare and Exotica

An international compilation, but without your usual English bands, rather bands from places like France, Japan, South America, Spain, Sweden, Argentina, Singapore, Canada, Columbia, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand, Czech, Poland, Italy, Brazil, Greece, Germany! It covers a long time period from 1981 -1996 with single tracks off the bands 7"s. Don't be put off if you're thinking this is skinhead "oi" (I like all oi as long as it not fascist) as the music is quite varied punk in the "'82" vein ( like the super cover "Ultimos Rockers" by AntiSociales. I don't know how hard the vinyl is to get hold of, but you can get this on CD now. Taang has the record for $22, but I saw a CD for sale for 5 Euros at tone of the Oi sites. Buy your own and get a better recording than I have given you. There is also a Volume 2, but I don't have that. No track listing today as I am off to watch the footie final. http://rapidshare.com/files/125891170/OIRaRe_andeXoTicA.rar

Chron Gen

Another band that I overlooked for a long time. I can't remember if I avoided them because I mistakenly confused them with Gen X. I didn't like Gen X and never liked Billy Idol. However, I think I linked them with Anti Pasti. In solidarity with The Epileptics who had a beef with Anti Pasti stealing their song, I avoided Anti Pasti and Chron Gen toured with Anti Pasti. Anyway see the way my mind worked. Who gives a fuck anyway. Lots of the punks were jerks just like most of the human race. I've picked up records by both bands fairly recently so hunt them down yourself and enjoy some good basic early English punk. http://rapidshare.com/files/125879886/Chron_Gen.rar

Tracks here for you:

Mindless Few
Chron Gen
Puppets of War

Friday, June 27, 2008

Yugoslavian Punk

As very few leave comments it is possible that very few read the comments left by others. If so you miss out on great info. For instance Grof has given links to a "Proces" demo and a super blog http://corpusdelicti-kktz.blogspot.com/ This has older Yugoslavian bands and post Yugoslavian bands.

Also I am directed to the Philippine scene. I think the only Filipino band I had previously was "The Betrayed". If you go to http://philippines80shardcore.blogspot.com/ you will find many first class punk bands.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

X-Port Plater

I don't think own any Norwegian punk and hadn't heard more than one or two bands until about 5 years ago I stumbled across a website for the Norwegian record label X-Port Plater. Back in the early days of punk it looks like this label released a whole slew of Norwegian punk. To save you lazy bastards time and effort here is a CD I made of the super old Norwegian punk bands. Of course there are many great new bands out there too. http://rapidshare.com/files/124720540/X-Port_Plater.rar


I've managed to get the "1984" gig loaded for you. I still don't know how to get video so it's just the audio.

Also here is their MySpace http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=340687120

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blogs of the week

Here's a blog I just found. It has lots of good crust of bands I have not heard of and some better known outfits. Also a lot of grind (which I'm less keen on).

Another site that has good stuff (the majority of which I already have) which is worth checking out is http://paynomorethan.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bull Doze

OK mullfuckers this is NY hardcore. Heavy and mean. From 1994 (I think). Record also has an insert with photos of the band members and "peace out" and "props" to their buddies. http://www.divshare.com/download/4768448-a89 pw rpm


Paul of "1984" has the AKA of Garuda. This got me thinking about what this meant. Garuda was/is a Hindu deity, who seems pretty cool for fighting against the gods. Anyhow, there was also a Texas band called "Garuda". I think they were connected to Race Against Time or Reason of Insanity. If I had seen this 2002 release in a shop I probably wouldn't have bought it as the cover is pretty uninspiring and the track titles look like some emo band's or at best some Husker Du covers. Luckily I saw the band play live and bought this from them. I think you will like it.
I am having problems with transferring the video of the "1984" gig. It will follow some time. Today I'm off to the tattoo shop for some more ink. http://rapidshare.com/files/123306888/Garuda.rar
Check out the comments on the previous post for some more Florida band music links from Aesop. The Pop Cruds post is what these punk blogs is all about. Finding a dusty cheap 25 year old tape and recording it for all to share. Cheers mate.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sector 4

As I mentioned before 1984 from Tallahassee played yesterday in Brandon. The set was a little stop and start, but that is to be expected when you play music at the speed they do. Paul aka "Garuda" does vocals and drums. It looked like he was faffing around adjusting his drum set after each song, but I'm sure most of it was just to get a pause to catch his breath. They reminded me of MDC, with great political lyrics, good musicianship and a lot of heart put into the performance. I posted their CD yesterday which you can download free from their Myspace. I got a copy from them and donated some greenbacks to their get home fuel. Here is a link to the old Florida band Sector 4 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R5ZAI2RS and other Florida punk bands Pop Cruds http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2BDEW5ZO.. There is also a link to The Mentrual Cycles http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UPAOSHKD, but this sounds like a completely different band. These are all courtesy of http://damagingnoise.blogspot.com/index.html

While at the Sound Idea Distribution shop I bought some vinyl. Bob has thousands of titles with a great selection of the reissues out there. I came away with the "F" Four from 84 EP which Bob put out on Burrito Records. Bob refuses to put out a shoddy reissue and there are some excellent pictures form the early days, notes from the original members and a decent interview with Flash.

Contrast this with a 7" comp "Amargado de La Vida". This has the four bands "Sin Orden", "Sin Dios", Fronterrorizmo" and " Seres Humanos". Apart from Spanish lyrics the record is also sin any further info and sin any photos. Come on guys at least give some contact info for the bands. I think they are US bands who sing in Spanish. Fast and loud music.

Another comp I bought was "Paere Punk". A reissue of the 1979 Danish compilation. This is a must buy despite the cheap packaging, with lack of effort to give any extra info on the bands or on Danish punk history. Bands are:
Lost Kids
Dream Police
No Knox

Bob has a few left so get one before you regret it.

On Know Records outta California I got Thrash of the Titans 2. This says it took 4-5 years to put out this international comp. Nice record cover with artwork by "Gaither", but again the insert with bands information and lyrics should have been a little more detailed. Bands are:
El Nudo
9 Shocks Terror
Nailed Down
Vitamin X
Let's Grow

Obviously raging thrash music from some pretty well known bands.

Lastly I got an EP by a Californian band called "Critical Picnic". From their name I doubt these young guys take themselves too seriously. They have some offensive (or maybe thought provoking) titles and lyrics. i.e.
Beat Women
Handicapped Holocaust
Bob Saget was a War hero
High Fructose Nazi Propaganda
Littering Shreds
Fetus Dinner
Disgruntled Pedophile.

I'll post the audio of the 1984 gig soon, but now I've got to set up the drum kit.

I was also going to buy the Kill the Hostages ep (another old Florida band) and the Bags LP, but got sidetracked and bought a drum set from Bob instead.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Tonight there is a gig at Sound Idea with "1984". They are a punk band from Tallahassee, Florida playing '80s ultrafast hardcore and have connections to Sector 4 and Hated Youth. I'll try and video them and may have some audio for you next week. Here's their My Space http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=340687120 i missed them last time they came to town as I was out of town in of all places Tallahassee! Here's their LP http://rapidshare.com/files/102685121/1984.rar

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I made an error in saying Amdi Petesen's Arme were Dutch when in fact they were Danish. Sorry guys.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Blogs of the Week

This is a great site with lots of tapes from Yugoslavian/post Yugo bands http://necista-savjest.blogspot.com/

Another site I found that I enjoy is http://ya-cant-go-home.blogspot.com/ I'm not sure if its affiliated with the excellent Endless Doorway blog, but it also has lots of German (especially some rare East German) punk. Less heavy than Endless Doorway leaning more to the punky punk rather than the grindy punk. Know what I mean harry?

Punk Documentary

I hadn't seen these before. I may be gowing through a 30 year phase. Who is that fantastic 11 year old kid at the end of Teil 1? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2AeB70UL7g&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk4AV_igs0M&feature=related. Lets blame the kids for looking to punk for something to belong to or should we look at the loser parents and sick society?

A good documentary done by someone who was actually there at the birth of punk was the one done by Granada TV. I've had this on video for years, but mine is on the Pal system and to play it I have to set up my English tv and video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMCq6eU8OVs&feature=related I Can't get the others in the series to open on You Tube,but there is great footage of bands like Penetration, Magazine and Siouxsie getting gobbed on.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008


If I put a password on the files it will probably be "RPM"

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Good Blogs

Some blogs have one type of music. Others mix it up so that you can listen to new bands and see what you like/dislike. Here's a couple more blogs I like. http://irishbeeristheshit.blogspot.com/ http://mustard-relics.com/page/2/ and another that had so much good stuff that it takes ages to download all the goodies: http://toxicmolar.blogspot.com/. Have I mentioned http://punkbelongstopunks.blogspot.com/ where every post is a must!

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Some cool stickers the kids got.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Son Of Sam

Wasn't there a Misfits spin off band called Son of Sam? I've also got another record by a band of the same name, but it is crap. These Detroit boys here for your aural pleasure rock. They could easily be from the UK in 1982. Shame about the production sound quality, but that's real punk rock for you. I can't find any info about either the band or the record label. All I know is I've had it for at least 10 years. http://www.divshare.com/download/4621627-83a pw RPM

Steel Pole Bath Tub

This is an early Man's Ruin Records release. The year was 1995 with covers of earlier Cheap Trick tunes "Auf Wiedersehen" and "Surrender". Quite a unique band SPBT have a varied sound although these are a little more traditional. I have an LP and 10" that are a lot more experimental. The guys were also in Tumor Circus with Jello Biafra. http://www.divshare.com/download/4621738-675


I didn't like Spizzles, but all the other Spizz bands were alright by me. I've several records, John Peel session and a great compilation of the early stuff. These guys song about global warning back in the '70s. Give Spizz the Nobel Peace Prize! I've also recorded the end of "Kirk" for you played at 33rpm so that you can hear the goofiness better. http://www.divshare.com/download/4621672-622

Spravny Smer

Another 1995 recording comes from this Slovakian band. I have heard a few Czech bands and the majority seem to be Oi bands, Spravny Smer come from over the border in Slovakia. Good political DIY punk. Comes with a multi page insert with English translations. http://rapidshare.com/files/118862158/Spravny_Smer.rar

State Of Fear

You can't go wrong with the Profane Existence label. Another 1995 record for you today. This is a rolling thunder blitzkrieg assault. Heavy crusty, but nice and fast. I'm not in the mood for sludge today. http://rapidshare.com/files/118864825/State_Of_Fear.rar

Dead Blogs

I have added the Lo Res Viscera link. What's happened the Crustix link doesn't work? Also have found the way too good site http://genocide-japan.blogspot.com/ with lots of stuff to beat the ebay high pricers, but looks like this is closing down. Who knows the new site?

I may even get round today to uploading some more music. I've been busy with my cars and have sold a couple so that I can finance a trip back to England, Germany and Spain next year. When I was a kid we used to travel all around the world. As a teenager I didn't want to go as that meant missing listening to John Peel. Anyway I'm rambling on here with nothing for you to hear. I grabbed a handful of records from the "S" section. This is what I have planned:

Son of Sam - An obscure punk band from Detroit

Spizzenergi - I can't remember the title, Amnesia

Steel Pole bath Tub - with some 1978 tunes

Spravny Smer - from Bratislava

State of Fear - some profane noise.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Girlie music

I posted some comps of girl fronted punk bands. Over at http://tofugrinder.tumblr.com/ there is a download to be had with some different bands. The site says there are 6 others, but as of yet I cannot access the others.

Also http://loresviscera.blogspot.com/ has the Rudimentary Peni - Catostrophe bootleg live CD. Sounds like some of the bootlegs I did are on there. Maybe I should get my stuff digitally remastered and put out a record to make lots of money, or maybe I could donate the money to soemthing useful like PETA? I did contact Southern Records once offereing them the bootlegs I did, but they never replied.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mud Honey - Superfuzzbigmuff

Kurt Cobain, Kim Salmon yes you know their names. What about Mark Arm? He played in the super Mr. Epp and the Calculations, great Green River and the greater Mud Honey. This is grunge! My Mud Honey records are on Glitterhouse which was the Euro branch of Sub Pop. This was done in 1988 and I think has a different track listing with the first track being the ever so excellent "Touch Me I'm Sick". Oh and in case you also don't know they are from Seattle, Washington. PW: rpm http://www.divshare.com/download/4560558-f3b

Live Skull - Snuffer

Punk in the late '80s had largely changed to thrash or more experimental noise like Sonic Youth. Live Skull were from NYC and were in this latter camp. This type of music was very important for its influence on the grunge bands that would bring punk back into popularity (if that was a good thing). This is from 1988 on Caroline and is more like a mini LP. I picked it up a few years back at a record swap for 25c. Very strange cover don't you agree? http://www.divshare.com/download/4560425-8e1 PW: rpm

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Godstomper/Entrails Massacre

Today's delights are varied with some modern noise and some older sex music.

Godstomper from California are a very interesting band in that they manage to put out a complete sounding songs using just bass and drums. Ultra fast and loud.

On the other side of the record is Entrails Massacre from Germany who have a more traditional set up of instruments. I was worried by their name that they would be just another gore band, band they are much better than that. However, their psychotic screaming and growling and lyrics are music to my ears. http://rapidshare.com/files/111797067/Godstomper-Entrails_Massacre.rar

The Birthday Party


The Birthday Party formed out of the ashes of the Australian band The Boys Next Door. Like many other Aussies they moved to London in the early '80s and were pretty successful and highly influential. I saw them play with Bauhaus and Subway Sect around 1983. They were fronted by wild man Nick Cave, but what sticks in my mind most was the bassist Tracy Pew, wearing a cowboy hat and moustache. He gyrated around like he was f...ing his bass. My brother Andrew also went to the gig, which was the only one he ever went to. I tried to bootleg it, but the bouncers took my tape player and also confiscated the laces of my steel toe capped boots. This is there first single recorded whilst still in Australia, but interestingly they had already signed to 4AD Records.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tape 425

From my tape trading days of the late '90s here's Tape 425. It contains some good street punx in the form of Choking Victim, The Banned, Disenchanted, Violent Society, The Krays, Public Nuisance, Suicidal Supermarket Trollies, uno from Kill Your Idols and a couple from Oi Polloi. As a side note over here in yankee doodle land supermarket trolleys are called carts, but not in my household! May the trolleys roll forever.

Choking Victim play some ska which I am not usually fond of but these guys had their hearts in the right places which A+ lyrics. From NYC and this was released in 1996. Some in the band went on to form Leftover Crack who aren't bad either. http://rapidshare.com/files/111063430/Choking_Victim.rar

I don't know anything about The Banned http://rapidshare.com/files/111066617/The_Banned.rar other than they are a lot faster and heavier than the ska boys and they sound like they are from somewhere in North America.

Shame the Violent Society track is cut off as I like them better than The Disenchanted. In fact I'm sure I have some more of their eps. Let me go and look. I found one; a split with the Boils on Schuylkill Records from 1996. It says they were from Pennsylvannia. http://rapidshare.com/files/111069443/Disenchanted-Violent_Society.rar

With a name like The Krays you might be forgiven for guessing that these lads were from the East End of London, but no they hail from Brooklyn, NY. The Krays may also be thought of in the ska camp, but here they play some nifty, tight, fast rockin' toons, except for the last one which in which they skank around and put me to sleep. http://rapidshare.com/files/111076813/The_Krays.rar

Public Nuisance have a limited website http://www.publicnuisance.org/. Looks like these crooked edge punks have been going for 21 years, but the sound could be early 80s UK, with some fuzzy guitars and bouncy, pogoey rhythm. They split the ep with another drunk punk band SST who are from London. http://rapidshare.com/files/111080115/Public_Nuisance-SST.rar

Oi Polloi of course are from Scotland. I have a super video of them somewhere in Scandinavia. The band held up signs to help the crowd sing along, but most looked like they were extremely inebriated. There was some great air guitars by some local punks using mops and brooms. http://rapidshare.com/files/111084560/Oi_Polloi_-_punx_picnic.rar

Kill Your Idols were from NYC. I bet the guy that sent me this tape was from there. Cheers whoever you are. I think when we were trading I asked for some other stuff like the Conflict records and he added on these to the last tape. http://rapidshare.com/files/111082375/Kill_Your_Idols.rar

I think I did pretty good on the transfer today from tape to computer, despite being interrupted by the postman and almost burning my spicy black bean burger.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Thank you http://mustard-relics.com/ I never set up my comments section correctly and have now changed it to accept anyone. I was never trying to be exclusive I'm just dumb.

Blogs of the Week

Thanks to "Am I Mean" I found the following site http://washingradcrust.blogspot.com/ which has a wide variety of noise. I downloaded most stuff except for some grind, but was particularly drawn to the Head of David. I presumptuous in thinking that the "Mixes" would be too refined and therefore shit, but it's all good. I will try and put the blog on my links, but for a while I haven't been able to add new links.

Record of the week is the Discharge/The Filth split which can be found on http://www.goodbadmusic.com/

Also check out http://bloggasfuck.blogg.no/ again . I was going to post those Japanese City comps, but this will save me a lot of time for you ungrateful bastards.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bullshit Detector 4

Crass put out the legendary 3 Bullshit Detector records which allowed a way for unknown anarchist bands to get onto vinyl and be heard by more than just their local friends. Bullshit Detector 4 was put out by a Swiss label Resistance Productions in 1994, but some of the tracks are definitely from 10 years earlier. This time the compilation has more European bands, whereas the Crass ones were mainly British punkers. http://www.divshare.com/download/4329515-6c9 PW rpm

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Waste - The Snipers plus more

I am recording off of Tape 413 for you. You will have to put up with and re edit any discrepancies as recording from tape takes a while and you can easily miss the end of a track. The first link is to The Waste ep and The Snipers ep. http://www.divshare.com/download/4298022-8ce pw : rpm

Friday, April 18, 2008

Six Minute War - Slightly Longer Songs

As requested.
Tracks are:

The Weathermen

Rod Of Iron

Kung Fu Killers

Last Drop


As far as I know this was an Irish band who were around from the start of punk. I think I have some early tracks by them somewhere. This single is from 1982 and is some good melodic, but not too soft, punk. Do they have a discography out? Can't upload the cover at the moment as Blogger says there is an error. I'll try later. It's a fairly colourful sleeve for the time it was issued. The band look like a nice bunch of lads.


Monday, April 7, 2008

From Ashes Rise - Nightmares

As always the Ultracrust site puts out great posts. This time they help us out by posting the From Ashes Rise record. Go to http://ultracrust.blogspot.com/ or go here http://rapidshare.com/files/105417402/From_Ashes_Rise_-_Nightmares.zip

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Blogs of the week

Thank you Cult Maniax for being one of the few to post a comment and thank you for th link to your fantasimodo site which is full of goodies. http://gabesuk82.blogspot.com/ For example the Sinyx demo.
Also check out the blog http://backin77.blogspot.com/ which has something for everyone, not that I'm keen on those "Rancid" type punk bands nor ska. My favourites were the Idol Punch records.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Attak - Today's Generation EP

Good "Blitz" style punk on the ever wonderful "No Future" label. I also have another Ep and a reissue LP.

The System

This was their first ep on Spiderleg Records #4. Their next was #11. They did not show up at the Anarchist Center for that gig of all gigs from which I have posted live recordings. I'm pretty sure I have a discography of them as well. http://rapidshare.com/files/105173805/System_-_Is_Murder.rar

Friday, April 4, 2008

Do you want fries with that?

Here's a photo I took from a pig farm that I worked on. Is there any doubt that diseases might spread from farm to farm. The pigs were supposed to be put in a pit of lye and then covered up. They were just left to rot and crows fed on them. I always wanted to use this photo on a record cover, but I never did.

Six Minute War - More Short Songs.

What were we doing in 1980. We were campaigning for nuclear disarmament. Did it do any good? Well some countries like New Zealand do not allow nuclear submarines etc in their waters. Six Minute War was pre Fallout. Very similar and just as good. I have the other Ep "Slightly Longer Songs". I found the old photo at the top of me and some "radicals" at a CND rally in October 1981. http://rapidshare.com/files/104904905/Six_Minute_War_-_More_Short_Songs.rar

La Muerte

I'm trying out a different turntable as the boys did a Jackie Chan and smashed the old one. Here's some more of the Belgium band La Muerte as requested back in September by Rik and Dr Feelgood. Let's hope it doesn't take me another 6 months to post their other vinyl!

Tracks are:

I Would Die Faster

Black God White Devil

Ecoute Cette Priere

Make It Easy

Shoot in Your Back

Death Race 2000

Burst My Soul

Killing is my Business

Scared Flame