lundi 31 décembre 2007

RIchard Hell - R.I.P. The ROIR Sessions - 1986

The Richard Hell compilation R.I.P.: The ROIR Sessions was originally released in 1984 as a cassette-only release and was later re-released on CD (different cover, same track listing). R.I.P. collects a total of 14 tracks (most studio, some live) and serves as a solid anthology/greatest-hits compilation. The selections span his career from 1975-1984, from one of his first bands (the legendary Heartbreakers with Johnny Thunders) up until a later incarnation of the Voidoids. The sound quality is consistent for the most part, and the music is rough, raw, and rocking -- in other words, classic Richard Hell. An early version of "Love Comes in Spurts" kicks off the album, and with a Heartbreakers' backup, is proof that Hell would have made a more-than-capable leader of the band (Thunders eventually gained control, effectively ending the original lineup). Also included is the depressed ballad "Betrayal Takes Two," the N.Y. new wave of "I'm Your Man," as well as the saxophone-laced "The Hunter Was Drowned." The only criticism of R.I.P. is the omission of one of Hell's best-known tunes, "Blank Generation," but otherwise it's highly recommended. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

dimanche 30 décembre 2007

Slaughter And The Dogs - Bite Back - 1980

On this date in 1980, Slaughter and The Dogs released their second album, Bite Back. It contained the singles "East Side Of Town" and "I'm The One". Interestingly enough, the album lists the band as Slaughter rather than Slaughter & The Dogs. While recording, the band went through a few lineup changes and the decision as to whether to change the name was up in the air.

samedi 29 décembre 2007

The Dead Boys - Young, Loud and Snotty - 1977

This is one of my favorite punk rock album. It is pure end 70's punk, and all is perfect on this record. Stiv Bators was a real punk rock'n'roll hero. I remember the day I discovered and bought this record when I was a kid: what a great day! ;-)

jeudi 27 décembre 2007

Panik - Les Troubadours du Chaos - 1983

Panik was a french punk band from Paris. This is their only mini-LP. They were quite famous in the early 80's french punk scene.

"Histoire drôle" = "Funny story - it is the story of all these people - who laugh when they see me - and who die before their death"

"Festival" = it is about the annual movie festival in Cannes (France) - "Festival of the jesters - Festival of the money"