Thursday, January 17, 2008

Blog of the week.

Check this out. Every band is just what the doctor ordered to cure those punk blues.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Ultra rare 12" from this band from Derbyshire. (Hometown of The Enemy). Basic English punk from back in the day. Sorry about some of the tracks. The record is in new condition, but skips. This and their previous 7" are available on a CD.

Sham 69

At the tender age of 13 in 1978 I was still listening to Abba on Top of the Pops when I saw and heard this. I remember taking the dog out for a walk and singing it over and over again. For me this is when punk started. Thanks to the Lambrusco Kid for the vid

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Frank Castle Gonna Break Your Face The bands name is as long as some of their songs. They could be from Anytown, USA, but are from Moscow, Russia. Raging fast hardcore, which makes a change from the common street punk from that area.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Renegade Soundwave

I guess this was a "house" band. I dunno. John Peel loved them and so do I. Their stuff is available on CD. Here's a video of one of my favourite songs by them. We crank this up in the car and the kids sing along.

Uproar for Mackie

It's taken me awhile, but Mackie the friend of the Uproar bassist Baz requested some more by the band and so here it is one of the best things to come out of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, on Volume Records from 1983. For the records I'm not a Newcastle Brown Ale fan. I'm more of an India Pale Ale or stout drinker. Sorry to digress. Let's get back to some punky tunes we can pogo around to.

400 Day Headache

A mixed bag for this benefit record. DIY with some smaller bands and some better known ones like J Church. I don't know if these are one off tracks for this comp. All I know is that the Political Asylum track is on a single which is a shame as it would be nice to hear something unique when you get a compilation record. I like comps as they get you to hear bands you might not otherwise get to hear. Side two packs a bit more punch and is a bit more cohesive with two bands doing two tracks each. I love the candy voiced Gloo Girls.

Speed Kills 3

Check out that record cover! That's what originally got me to buy the record, what almost put me off was the picture of Agent Steel in their jumpsuits. Their track is the first and worst on the LP. Lots of thrash. This was the face of things in the late eighties when punks grew their hair long and the heavies realized they had been playing too slow and sped things up. (1987) Who has Speed Kills 1 & 2? Share and share alike. One other thing is that the guy in Sacrilege looks like the bassist for Napalm Death.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Dents

Not sure about the name, but a nice DIY release from a NY quartet recorded back in 1999. On SFW Records (So Fucking What). I fancied downloading something a bit more modern, but this is already 9 years old. Nothing too original here, but I'm sure their hearts wre in the right place. The thank you notes mention the label Punk before Profits. I've got quite a few records from this excellent source which I will share one day.

SFW was at (hope this is right as I don't have me specs on) apindel_afw@hotmail .com and www. (remember geocities? does anyone still use it?). SFW did a zine and a cassette comp.

The sleeve says " The Dents are anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist and anti-fascist and we love you". Great sentiments except I ate the lotta yer.


What a refreshing change from Portland. When I think of Portland a crusty feeling comes over me, but this band smash out a beautiful distorted noise reminiscent of Japanese punk, or even the almighty Disorder. This is a fairly recent release, but one which I'm sure qualifies for the rare title. A self released DIY effort. Just what today's punk should be.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Chaotic Dischord - Fuck The World EP

Yes 5 past 1977. From the magic year of 1982, but boy what a racket these guys made. I thought they were taking the piss and while I like noise I always found their stuff hard to listen to. I think I've got a couple of eps and LPs which I first bought because of their link to Vice Squad. For a detailed history check out the KFTH site Also on You Tube are some videos like

Vice Squad

You can get Vice Squad records fairly easily and they are back together again with Beki Bondage leading the way. This was Riot 2 on Riot City Records. I loved that label. It was strange that the recording/production was pretty poor but when Vice Squad did their second LP with a much more polished output I preferred the more basic earlier slabs of vinyl. The recording date of this one is March 1981 and the title perhaps eludes to the fact that punk now had a new breed of bands fresher and more anti social again.

Hepatit D comp

Maybe someone can shed some more light on this delightful compilation. I think it is four Swedish bands from 2 cities. The record sleeve is very DIY and the record although on a light pink marble vinyl has a blank center label and the sound is more like a practice session. Although I can make mistakes on the recordings the gap of 30 seconds between the first and second tracks is how it comes. Of the four bands Atomvinter, Redrum Inc., Greenscab and Disorganized I had only heard of Atomvinter before.

Melody Maker New Wave ep

I've been busy with a second job that I haven't made many posts lately. This ep was free from Melody Maker in 1986. Someone gave it to me as I never bought the magazine. The first track is by some crap band. The others are:

Cocteau Twins with Candy Appled
The Fall with Lucifer over Lancashire
Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction with High Priest of Love