Friday, April 18, 2008

Six Minute War - Slightly Longer Songs




As requested.
Tracks are:




The Weathermen


Rod Of Iron


Kung Fu Killers


Last Drop


14 comments:

GraemeSTL said...

Great stuff - now where can I find the first Six Minute War EP with 'Camera' and 'Strontium 90'?

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

was wondering that myself, cheers pogel

Pogel said...

Sorry I have never heard it.

matt m said...

I've uploaded the two tracks I've got off the first EP here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/109994134/Six_Minute_War_Giles_Hall.mp3.html
and here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/109994530/Six_Minute_War_Strontium_90.mp3.html

Pogel said...

Matt
The links are not working?

Pogel said...

Ahh now I have it and me likes them both. Shame it isn't longer though. Now does anyone have the third The Seize single? I have the first two and always thought they were superb. Don't know why some people linked them in with punk/mod.

ponkmedia.com - said...

Stylin' post! No one seems to have heard of this band - and no one seemed to know who they were in the day (they were from Hackney, according to the "Up Yours" discography)... but their records were well-distributed. Had their name on the back of my leather jacket (c.1981). Online info. is scant, I found the following on hyped2death.com -

"Six Minute War arrived on the scene a bit late (1980), exploring minimal lengths as well as minimal lyrics and instrumentation. It'd be a stretch to call them England's answer to the Urinals, but you get the concept: their 11-song debut —whence "Giles Hall"— was called 33.3: the next was More Short Songs (though there were only 5 of them). Their 4-track swansong was (naturally) Slightly Longer Songs. After that a couple of them morphed into Fallout, and Rob Taylor later joined Andrew Beer in Concrete and 400 Blows." Hyped2death has reissued 1 song from the first e.p. (Giles Hall) on one of their comps.

Anyway, I still have their first e.p., and I'll upload in the next months once I get set up with a digital turntable - but can anyone beat me to it??

ponkmedia.com - said...

P.S. I forgot to say, if anyone knows anymore about Six Minute War or could point me to any sort of info online, I would be most grateful. Peace out.

zenpunk said...

thanks for this.anyone know where to find the'home killed meat'album by fallout who were formed by members of six minute war?

Carvanian said...

Lead Singer of Six Minute War was a guy called Charlie Dean whose best mate was Rob Taylor and the two of them went on to form Fallout.

Their principle was to sell enough records to cover the cost of the next and they set the prices at the lowest possible rate.Unfortunately their reasonable sales dried out with a 10" album (Think it was called Butchery?)Last i heard of Charlie he joined the fire service!

I think Charlie actually played Drums as well as guitar and vocals on many of the tracks.The photos on the Short Songs ep are not all real people.

Charlie was a keen Vegan and would never wear leather thus he would often go on stage in a v-neck and cords!Whilst the sound was very raw punk there was no way Charlie was going to be stereotyped.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Dean and Steve Key sang on different songs. Steve is singing on Nurses.
Charlie didn't play the drums...and once didn't make it to the recording studio to play guitar (hence, one of our guitarists is missing). He was such a vegan he wouldn't kick a leather football...and he had a dislike of Crass anarchist posturing.
Rob Taylor went on to form Concrete.
The band made a virtue of not rehearsing!

AlexS said...

The drummer, for at least the 33.3/75p EP was actually Dave Deane, Im proud to say he's my uncle! I got it today, Almost 29 years on form 1980 when it was first released! Great, great Album.

Further Info:
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~cch223/uk/sixminutewar_main.html

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