mardi 22 juillet 2008

Bruce Joyner - Preludes and Nocturnes - 1993

Bruce Joyner is a rock'n'roll hero.

Rainy grey day
The Dragonfly
The Grind
The World needs a little more love (1994)
Twitch and Writhe
Night Surf .
Honey drenched kiss
Cat's meow
Time machine
They were expendable
The emotional side (I spy love)
Dreaming of Oz
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lundi 21 juillet 2008

Ned's Atomic Dustbin - God Fodder - 1991

Kill your television!

1. Kill Your Television
2. Less Than Useful
3. Selfish
4. Grey Cell Green
5. Cut Up
6. Throwing Things
7. Capital Letters
8. Happy
9. Your Complex
10. Nothing Like
11. Until You Find Out
12. You
13. What Gives My Son?
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mardi 8 juillet 2008

Dan Melchior's Broke Revue - Andover, Duluth, London - 2003

One from these NYC-based buzzsaw R&B spine-crackers is a collection of covers from three of their favorite locales-from Andover, Hampshire, England comes the Troggs' 'I Just Sing;' from Duluth, Minnesota, the band takes on Bob Dylan's 'From a Buick 6;' and from London, England, they slay the Subway Sect's 'Chain Smoking' and the Small Faces' 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It.' Four tracks in all, pressed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.

01 Chain Smoking
02 From A Buick 6
03 I Just Sing
04 Whatcha Gonna Do About It
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vendredi 16 mai 2008

Dominic Sonic - Cold Tears - 1989

A guitar + a drum machine + words = a rock'n'roll satellite of the 80s-90s.

1. When my tears run cold
2. Shadows in the fire
3. When I'm looking at them
4. La loi des pauvres gens
5. Praying to the Lord
6. What I'm waiting for
7. Cold turkey
8. A s'y méprendre
9. Call me mister
10. Acid tonic
11. I'll stay downtown
12. Cocksucker Blues
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mercredi 7 mai 2008

Element Of Crime - Try To Be Mensch - 1987

Produced by John Cale. "There's no god anymore".

1. No God Anymore
2. She'll Never Die
3. You Shouldn't Be Lonely
4. As Long As I Love You
5. Don't You Smile
6. Something Was Wrong
7. Beware Of Strangers
8. He's Gone
9. The Last Dance
10. Nervous & Blue
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mercredi 23 avril 2008

Dr Feelgood - Down At The BBC - In Concert 1977-1978

This latest release by Grand Records captures the legendary Dr Feelgood at the peak of their powers. These recordings were made by the BBC and originally broadcast on Radio One. Until now they've remained in the BBC archives. Both concert recordings featured on this album have been digitally re-mastered making this an essential purchase for Dr Feelgood fans as well as fans og guitar-driven rhythm 'n' blues.
Having survived the punk explosion and the acrimonious split with guitarist Wilko Johnson Dr Feelgood set about consolidating their position as the UK's most exciting live band. Wilko's replacement was the then unknown Gypie Mayo. He wasn't unknown for long. His impact on the band was enormous as the 22 tracks on this CD show. Gypie's arrival heralded the beginning of a new more commercial successful era for the band for the band as highlighted by the singles "Milk & Alcohol" and "Down at the Doctors" (live versions of both these Feelgood anthems are included on this CD).
Gypie's guitar heroics proved the perfect foil for the howling and growling of frontman Lee Brilleaux. Mix some blues standards and soul classics with band originals and you have a potion that only Dr Feelgood could come up with.

Looking Back / Stupidity / You'll Be Mine / You Upset Me Baby / Homework / Baby Jane / The Blues had a baby and they named it Rock & Roll / That's it I quit / Lucky seven / She's a Wind up / Lights Out / Looking Back / Sugar Shaker / I thought I had it made / Ninety Nine and a half / Milk & Alcohol / Night Time / Shotgun Blues / You upset me baby / Down at the Doctors / She's a Wind up / Lights out

LINE-UP:
Lee Brilleaux: Vocals, Harmonica - Johnny Guitar: Guitar
John B. 'Sparko' Sparks: Bass - John 'The Big Figure' Martin: Drums

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jeudi 17 avril 2008

Wilko Johnson - Back in the Night - The Best Of ... 2002


From Canvey Island in Essex, Johnson played in several local groups before moving to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne to study English. Returning to Essex, he played with the Pigboy Charlie Band, which evolved into Dr. Feelgood – a mainstay of the 1970s 'pub rock' movement.
Johnson developed his own unique style, coupling a choppy guitar style with a novel dress sense (he favoured a black suit and a 'pudding bowl' haircut) and jerky movements.
It should be noted that Johnson's unique, highly percussive guitar style, was due to the fact that he did not use a pick in his right hand, something that enabled him to do rhythm and play riffs or solos at the same time. Such a style - which also made it easier to move around abruptly on stage with the jerky movements of an automaton without the fear of losing his pick - was probably derived, at least in part, from blues-oriented American fingerstyle guitar. Wilko himself describes how the style evolved from an attempt to copy the style of Mick Green of Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, a guitarist he admired enormously.
He maintained this style even after leaving Dr. Feelgood, a step that meant he missed out on Feelgood’s greatest UK success, the punk-tinged Top 10 single "Milk and Alcohol", although he was still with Dr. Feelgood when their live LP, Stupidity, reached number one in the UK Albums Chart.
In 1977, he was a founding member of the Solid Senders, and a couple of years later joined Ian Dury’s band, The Blockheads. He then formed the Wilko Johnson Band, joined by Blockhead bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Salvatore Ramundo. Ramundo was later replaced by Steve Monti (former Curve and The Jesus and Mary Chain drummer).
The Wilko Johnson band still play on the pub circuit.

01.Slipping and Sliding
02.Back in the Night
03.Down by the Waterside
04.Come Back and Love Me
05.Living in the Heart of Love
06.I Keep it to Myself
07.Barbed Wire Blues08.Some Kind of Hero
09.Keep it Out of Sight
10.Turned 21
11.Dr Dupree
12.Waiting for the Rain
Sneaking Suspicion
14.Out in the Traffic
15.She Does it Right
16.Bottle Up and Go
17.Roxette (Live)
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Vox Pop - More Drugs than Elvis - Live KPFK Radio - 1980


An early Jeff Dahl project. Real tough punk rock with great guitar sound; It would be called noise rock today... visionary, huh? Very noisy and powerful. Featuring members of Angry Samoans, The Germs, 45 Grave, and Dream Syndicate.

01 Cab Driver
02 Destruction Unit
03 Outer Limits
04 You Are The One
05 Production
06 Just Like Your Mom
07 Dip His Dick
08 Heroin
09 Check Your Buddah
10 We're An American Band
11 You Lied To Me
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dimanche 6 avril 2008

The Flamin' Groovies - Now - 1978

"Flamin' Groovies Now!" is an album of more British Invasion tracks. The sound on this record, produced and engineered by Dave Edmunds, was a notable improvement over "Shake Some Action", and the group had lost none of its flair for the period or the style, though there was also precious little new ground covered. The range of styles embraced on this record was astonishing -"Between the Lines" and "Take Me Back," and especially "Good Laugh Mun" were examples of Edmunds emulating Phil Spector, and had the Groovies sounding like the Beach Boys of "Don't Worry Baby" and recalled the way the early Kinks covered American music; "House of Blue Lights" gave nods to both Merrill Moore and Chuck Berry, as well as the Stones. The songs off of side two were harder, giving them more the kind of edge one associated with the Stones or the Rockin' Vickers. But their version of Gene Clark's "Feel a Whole Lot Better" was the crowning achievement on this record, the best contemporary cover of a Byrds track ever done.

01 Feel A Whole Lot Better
02 Between The Lines
03 Up's And Down's
04 Move It
05 Take Me Back
06 Reminiscing
07 Good Laugh Mun
08 Yeah My Baby
09 House Of Blue Lights
10 Blue Turns To Grey
11 Paint It, Black
12 All I Wanted
13 Don't Put Me On
14 There's A Place
pw: rollmops

samedi 22 mars 2008

Mikey Dread - Beyond World War III - 1981

Second Mikey Dread's LP.

01 Break down the walls
02 Jah Jah love (in the morning)
03 The jumping master
04 Israel
05 Warrior stylee
06 Money dread
07 Rockers delight
08 Mental slavery
09 World war 3
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mercredi 19 mars 2008

Mikey Dread - Dread At The Controls - 1979

R.I.P. Mikey Dread. This is his 1st LP. Find more here and here.

01. everybody needs a proper edu..
02. dread combination
03. love the dread
04. voice of jah
05. step by step
06. walk the rastafari way
07. king of the king
08. barber saloon
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dimanche 16 mars 2008

Jungle Vibes - 1994

Here is an unusual post on this blog. A great jungle compilation with many classic tracks.

1 Shy FX & Gunsmoke - Gangsta Kid
2 UK Apachi & Shy FX - Original Nuttah
3 Dextrous - Time To Move
4 Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune
5 Hyper On Experience - Disturbance
6 In Perfection - Dark Manoevers
7 T.Power - Lipsing Jam Ring
8 DJ Mayhem - Inesse
9 Omni Trio - Renegade Snares
10 A. Williams - Cry
11 Leviticus - Burial
12 DJ Ham - Green Eggs And ...
13 Sunshine Productions - Above The Clouds
14 Futur Primitive - Swift Half
15 Bass Selective - Blow Out Part 3
16 Sunshine Productions - Symphony In September
17 Ravers Choice - Untitled
pw: rollmops

dimanche 9 mars 2008

Xmal Deutschland- I'll Be Near You - 1989

01 I'll Be Near You (Radical Remix)
02 The Girl in the Iron Mask
03 I'll Be Near You (Retouched Radio Remix)
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Xmal Deutschland - Sickle Moon - 1987

01 Sickle Moon (Extended)
02 Illusion (Version)
03 In Onyx
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Xmal Deutschland - Sequenz - 1985

Produced and engineered by Mick Glossop. Recorded at Burnwey Studios, Hamburg, August 1985.

01 Jahr Um Jahr II
02 Autumn
03 Polarlicht
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Xmal Deutschland - Incubus Succubus - 1982

Their second, a gothic classic!

01 Incubus Succubus
02 Zu Jung Zu Alt
03 Blut Ist Liebe
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Xmal Deutschland - Großstadtindianer - 1981

Their first single, in deutsch!

01 Schwarze Welt
02 Die Wolken
03 Großstadtindianer
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mercredi 5 mars 2008

Manikenz - I don't want romance EP - 1982

Self-released effort from this Kingston, NY band with a nice tough NY-Dolls influenced punk sound. Rare as fuck.

01 I Don't Want Romance
02 Where Are The Punks?
03 Living For The Weekend
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The Fits - Last Laugh EP - 1982

The 3rd EP of this british punk band. The fourth can be found here.

01 Last Laugh
02 Different Ways
03 Nothing To Prove
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samedi 1 mars 2008

The Mekons - Rock'n'roll - 1989

destroy your safe and happy lives before it is too late,
the battles we fought were long and hard,
just not to be consumed by rock n' roll...
capitalismos, favorite boy child, we must apologise,
up in the rafters a rope is danglin',
spots before the eyes of rock n' roll...
we know the devil and we have shaken him by the hand,
embraced him and thought his foul (stinking) breath was fine perfume
just like rock n' roll...
east berlin can't buy a thing, there's nothing they can sell me,
walk through the wall no pain at all
i'm born inside the belly of rock n' roll...
it's something to sell your labor for when hair sprouts out below,
i'm a microscope on that secret place where
we all want to go, it's rock n' roll.

Memphis, Egypt
Club Mekon
Only Darkness Has The Power
Ring O'Roses
Learning To Live On Our Own
Cocaine Lyl
Empire Of The Senseless
Someone
Amnesia
I Am Crazy
Heaven And Back
Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet
Echo
When Darkness Falls
pw: rollmops

vendredi 29 février 2008

The Creepers - Rock'n'roll Liquorice Flavor - 1987

The Creepers successfully toyed with any musical style that grabbed their fancy, whilst always baring their obstructive and uncompromising traits. The band were renowned and remembered as a rare concoction of wit, healthy cynicism, intelligence and vitriol.
The band was established in Manchester in 1983 by Marc Riley following his departure from The Fall.
Embarking on a recording career and releasing 2 singles, Favourite Sister and Jumper Clown under his own name, Marc Riley became Marc Riley and the Creepers, under which moniker the band released a further 3 singles, Creeping at Maida Vale EP, Shadow Figure EP, and 4 A's from Maida Vale EP (all three were 4 track 12 recordings from John Peel BBC Radio 1 sessions) and 2 studio LP's, Gross Out and Fancy Meeting God! until his indispensable contribution was beyond dispute and he dropped himself (in name only) to record as The Creepers.
The band then released their most successful single to date, a cover of Enos' Babys on Fire followed by their third studio LP Miserable Sinners. This was their last release for In Tape Records and they subsequently signed to Red Rhino Records in the UK and released the single Brute before recording what was to be their last studio LP Rock n Roll Liquorice Flavour. The decision to disband the group was taken by Marc Riley at the end of 1987 before the release of the LP, in the knowledge that they had recorded their finest work, since Riley felt the bands diverse and prolific recordings under two Creeper line-ups had gone as far as he wanted to take it and as far as a world audience would accept any further possible change in musical direction.

The real cover of the vinyl is impossible to scan: entirely white with the band and record names in relief.

Liquorice Flavour
Sweet Retreat
Cheshire Life
Rosalyn
Derbyshire
Tearjerker
Fillet Face
'Cept for You
Fan Club
Act Your Age
Bastard Hat
Curl Up and Dye
pw: rollmops

mardi 26 février 2008

Urban Dogs - 1983

Started in 1982 by CHARLIE HARPER of the UK SUBS to play the 100 CLUB because the UK SUBS wouldn't (they felt they shouldn't play there more than once a year because of their "pop star status"). The first main line-up of the band comprised of CHARLIE HARPER (UK SUBS - vocals/harmonica), KNOX (VIBRATORS -guitar) whom Charlie had met at a party, ALVIN GIBBS (UK SUBS - bass), and MATTHEW BEST (drums). The band had a pretty amateur approach to playing, taking the drums around in a car, and lugging the gear in to the 100 CLUB (where the band played regularly enough to almost be the house band) in front of often quite good crowds. The band did various gigs and under the management of Richard Bishop the band made an album for Fallout Records in 1983 called "URBAN DOGS", recorded at Silo Studios, west London. The album reached number 7 in the Indie charts in April 1983.

01 New Barbarians
02 Limo Life
03 New Baptism
04 I Need A Slave
05 Dragnet
06 War Babies
07 Human Race
08 I Want To Be Your Dog
09 Sex Kick
10 Be Friends
11 A Bridge Too Far
12 Human Beings
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Les Cadavres / Vatican - Rien n'a changé - split vinyl - 1982

Issued in 1982, this autoproduced vinyl contains 2 french punk bands (one on each side). Les Cadavres are rather from 2nd punk wave style (Oi!), while Vatican is sounding more pure punk rock. They even sing in latin language!

01 Les Cadavres - Une Piaule Pour Crever
02 Les Cadavres - Trop De Colle Dans Ma Tête
03 Les Cadavres - Décharge Publique
04 Les Cadavres - Y'a D'la Joie
05 Vatican - Un Trip Pas Catho
06 Vatican - Requiem Pour Un Rat
07 Vatican - Dejeholae Rocko
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jeudi 21 février 2008

The Barracudas - 1965 Again - 1985

I can't pronounce bacarruda!

01 Summer Fun
02 Chevy Baby
03 Surfers Are Back
04 His Last Summer
05 Barracuda Waver
06 The KGB
07 I Can't Pretend
08 Rendez-Vous
09 (I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again
pw: rollmops

lundi 18 février 2008

Legion of Parasites - Undesirable Guests - 1984

First release by this highly underestimated UK punk/hardcore band.

1. Promises
2. Savages
3. Party Time
4. Eroded Freedom
5. Hypocrite
6. Condemned to Live in Fear
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vendredi 15 février 2008

Slaughter & The Dogs - You're Ready Now - 1979

Powerful rock'n'roll single of this legendary british punk band.

01 You're Ready Now
02 Runaway
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dimanche 10 février 2008

Forgotten Rebels - This Ain't Hollywood - 1981

Forgotten Rebels 2nd LP with a Gary Glitter cover.

01 Hello Hello
02 Tell Me You Love Me
03 This Aint Hollywood
04 Dont Hide Your Face
05 Memory Lane
06 Surfin On Heroin
07 Rhona Barrett
08 Me Generation
09 The Me Generation
10 England Keep Yer Stars
11 Eve Of Destruction
12 Your Own Little World
13 Save The Last Dance For Me
14 It Wont Be Long
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Forgotten Rebels - In Love With the System - 1979

Derivative but entertaining, Ontario's Forgotten Rebels delivered trashy glam-punk with the snottiness of the Sex Pistols, the dopey humor of the Ramones, and the big hooks of Gary Glitter and T. Rex. This is the band's 1979 debut album.

01 Bomb The Boats And Feed The Fish
02 I Think Of Her
03 In Love With The System
04 Punks Are Alright
05 Rich And Bored
06 Time To Run
07 Fuck Me Dead
08 No Beatles Reunion
09 You're A Rebel Too
10 I Left My Heart In Iran
11 Elvis Is Dead
12 Bones In The Hallway
pw: rollmops

lundi 4 février 2008

Fixed Up - 1984

The Power Trio Fixed Up was a french band from Le Havre playing some pure rock a la Radio Birdman. This is their 1st LP. You can also find them on the "Eyes On You" compilation I posted before, and also find their 2nd LP "Vital Hours" on the excellent power pop criminals blog.

01 Things Get Better
02 Get Out Of My Mind
03 Shake!
04 I Can't Stand It
05 Mojo Woman
06 Wild Side
07 Strangest Girl
08 Bottle Up And Go
09 Something Right
10 Look Out!
11 Good Times
12 Don't Forget
pw: rollmops

jeudi 31 janvier 2008

The Pop Rivets - Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch - 1979

Canterbury, England's Pop Rivets (originally the Pop Rivits) played noisy, amateurish mod-garage punk and are perhaps most notable for launching the career of D.I.Y. aficionado Billy Childish. The rest of the band featured guitarist Will Power, bassist Russell Square, and a succession of drummers beginning with Valentine Lax on their self-released, self-titled debut EP and first LP, 1979's The Pop Rivits' Greatest Hits (later reissued as The Original First Album). The same year's Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch welcomed drummer "Li'l Russ" Wilkins, who was later replaced by Bruce Brand. The Rivets broke up in the midst of a tour, and Childish and Brand quickly joined the Milkshakes, a band formed by Rivets roadies Mickey Hampshire (guitar) and Banana Bertie (bass) to open for the Rivets. Childish would go on to a prolific career, both solo and with various outfits that often included Brand.

01 Hang Loose Mongoose
02 Skip Off School
03 2 Is 2
04 The Spoken Voice
05 I Looked Twice
06 You Really Got Me (Live)
07 Wild Thing (Live)
08 Unknown (Live)
09 Whatcha Gonna Do About It (Live)
10 Anarchy Ranch
11 (I'm Just A) Satellite (For Your Love)
12 Empty Sounds
13 Return To Anarchy Ranch
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Willie Alexander - A Girl Like You - 1982

Willie "Loco" Alexander is a rock'n'roll survivor, whose Boston-based career has traced the history of rock for thirty-five years. From the Lost, a 60's garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60's Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70's, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80's recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90's with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

01 A Girl Like You
02 Oh Daddy Oh
03 Great Balls Of Fire
04 The Only Time
05 Up Till Now
06 Video Games
07 G.N.D.
08 Dock Of The Bay
09 Bite The Bullet
10 Hey Carlos
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mercredi 30 janvier 2008

Rose Bonbon - Open All Night - 2002

"Le Rose Bonbon" was one of the few rock'n'roll clubs in Paris from 1978 to 1982 where bands could play freely and every day. Many french punk/new wave bands started there (a kind of french CBGB's). Here are 14 of these bands as for example Modern Guy ("Électrique Sylvie" produced by John Cale) or Orchestre Rouge ("Soon come violence" produced by Martin Hannet, the man of the label Factory and Joy Division).

Ici Paris "allô, Le Monde" / La Souris Dégliguée "une Fille Dans La Rue" / Marquis De Sade "conrad Veidt" / Rita Mitsouko "don't Forget The Nite" / Electric Callas "winner" / Modern Guy "electrique Sylvie" / Les Avions "trio" / Panoramas "sinbad The Sailor" / Lili Drop "sur Ma Mob" / Kas Product "pussy X" / Orchestre Rouge "soon Come Violence" / Bijou "ok Carole" / Wunderbach "oublions L'amérique" / Oberkampf "couleurs Sur Paris"

pw: rollmops

lundi 28 janvier 2008

Stiv Bators - Last Race - 1996

In 1990, Stiv Bators lived in Paris and recorded for BondAge records these 8 songs, with Johnny Thunders and Dee Dee Ramone. "Poison Heart" was later played by the Ramones on the album "Mondo Bizarro". Last recordings in his life.... and great as usual.

01 Poison Heart
02 Nobody
03 Don't Go Away
04 You Must Be A Witch
05 Good Lovin
06 Magyk
07 Yesterdays
08 Two Hearts
pw: rollmops

dimanche 27 janvier 2008

Les Shtauss - No Feeling - Mini LP - 1989

Les Shtauss was a french band from Nantes mainly influenced by the New York Dolls/Stooges/Stiv Bators... I saw them as guests for the Lords of the New Church in Le Mans (France) at the end of the 80's. What a night it was! Don't miss their hit "Bang Bang Boom" on the compilation "Eyes On You" that I posted before. The song is not on this mini LP.

01 Bigger Man
02 Sweet Sixteen
03 My Bottle Of Wine
04 Unchain That Girl
05 Martian
06 Bagaboo
pw: rollmops

samedi 26 janvier 2008

Original Mirrors - 1980

One of the best new wave/rock LP ever made at my thought, with the future Lightning Seeds leader in the band. Another commercial defeat in this world of mostly crap listeners ;) This is their first over two albums.

01 Sharp Words
02 Reflections
03 The Boys The Boys
04 Flying
05 Chains Of Love
06 Could This Be Heaven?
07 Boys Cry
08 Nights Of The Angels
09 Panic In The Night
10 Feel Like A Train
pw: rollmops

jeudi 24 janvier 2008

SCREAMIN JAY HAWKINS And THE FUZZTONES - Live EP -1985

Quite rare vinyl EP of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, this legendary blues singer, with The Fuzztones, the New York City-based psychedelic/garage rock combo, recorded live at NYC's Irving Plaza the 19th of december 1985. "Constipation blues" is a funny song.

01 Alligator Wine
02 I Put A Spell On You
03 It's That Time Again
04 Constipation Blues
pw: rollmops

mercredi 23 janvier 2008

The Lords Of The New Church - Live For Today - EP - 1983

Formed in 1981, the Lords of the New Church had a formidable intercontinental punk rock pedigree. Singer Stiv Bator and guitarist Brian James were founding members of Cleveland's Dead Boys and London's the Damned, respectively, both successful and influential punk pioneers. Bassist Dave Tregunna and drummer Nicky Turner were veterans of Sham 69 and the Barracudas.

This vinyl EP includes a extended version of their cover of "live for today" and two great previously unreleased tracks.

"you have to kill me for your sins, then resurrect me, so I can kill you once again, to set you free, just to set you free"

01 Live For Today (Special Extended Version)
02 Opening Nightmares
03 Dreams And Desires
pw: rollmops

lundi 21 janvier 2008

Punks on Drugs - 20 Songs About Drugs - 1997

The compilation title says it all. Only pure stuff ;-)

01 ::: New York Dolls - Pills
02 ::: Urban Dogs - Cocaine
03 ::: Johnny Thunders - Chinese Rocks
04 ::: Fallen Angels - Amphetamine Blue
05 ::: Simpletones - I Like Drugs
06 ::: Chron Gen - L.S.D.
07 ::: Family Fodder - My Baby Takes Valium
08 ::: Johnny Thunders - One Track Mind
09 ::: Urban Dogs - Speed Kills
10 ::: UK Subs - Killertime
11 ::: Creaming Jesus - Smoke (Skin Up for Jesus)
12 ::: Eater - Waiting for the Man
13 ::: Heroes - Too Much Junkie Business
14 ::: Adicts - Get Adicted
15 ::: UK Subs - DF 118
16 ::: Broken Bones - Secret Agent
17 ::: Action Pact - Suicide Bag
18 ::: Newtown Neurotics - the Mess
19 ::: Slits - New Town (Live)
20 ::: Only Ones - the Beast (Live)
pw: rollmops

Ruts - In A Can - 2000

Is it possible for someone not to know the Ruts?
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dimanche 20 janvier 2008

Mutant Surf Punks - 1985

This 15 band, 15 track LP features the sound of surf music British style from the likes of The Barracudas, Agent Orange and The Corvettes. So wax up the ironing board, find that Hawaiian shirt, grab a beer, turn it up loud and have FUN! FUN! FUN!

01 BARRACUDAS - I Want My Woody Back
02 SURFIN' LUNGS - Whole Stole The Summer?
03 THE MALIBOOZ - 308
04 THE PALOMINOS - Herman's New Woody
05 THE 'B' GIRLS - Fun At The Beach
06 BOBBY LLOYD & THE WINDFALL PROPHETS - Gas Money
07 AGENT ORANGE - Pipeline
08 TRUTH & BEAUTY - Tuff Little Surfer Boy
09 THE CORVETTES - Girls Cars Girls Sun Girls Surf Girl
10 STICKSHIFTS - Automobile
11 BEACH BUMS - The Day They Raised The Thames Barrier
12 BEACHCOMA - Shotgun
13 BUZZ AND THE B-DAYS - Surfin' C.I.A.
14 EPISODE SIX - Mighty Morris Ten
15 JON & THE NIGHTRIDERS - Depth Charge
pw: rollmops

samedi 19 janvier 2008

Mau Maus - Tear Down The_Walls - EP - 1984

One of the UK`s first Hardcore Punk bands, the Mau Maus came from Sheffield and in the early 80`s they released a string of brilliant EP`s on the Pax and Rebellion labels.

01 Tear Down The Walls
02 Make The Fight
03 Step Across The Border
04 A Second To Pray
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Buzz - Insanity - 1977

1977 UK Punk 7" by a band called BUZZ on a label called REDBALL.

01 Insanity
02 Him Not Me
03 Sick At Heart
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Sex Violence and the Eternal Truth - 1981

Outrageously rare 1981 UK 7" Punk compilation. Only 250 made.

01 Dodos - Blind To Fiction
02 Venom - Later On
03 What To Wear - We're The Martians
04 Lost Boys - Who Are The Meek Ones
pw: rollmops

vendredi 18 janvier 2008

The Cherry Bombz - Hot Girls In Love - EP - 1986

The 1st vinyl EP of this great glam rock band (only 2 studio vinyl EPs were out). Formed in 1985 by Andy McCoy after the disbanding of Hanoi Rocks.

Original band members: Andy McCoy (ex-Hanoi Rocks), Nasty Suicide (ex-Hanoi Rocks), Terry Chimes (ex-Clash), Anita Chellamah (ex-Toto Coelo) and Timo Caltio (ex-Hanoi Rocks).

Prior to commencing work on thier first single Dave Tregunna replaced Timo.They released two 12 inch singles in 1986 and 87, which did extremely well on the UK's Indy charts. This was followed by a live debut album and a live video called Hot girls in love. Shortly after that Chellamah was sacked. By 1988 the Cherry Bombz disbanded.

01 Hot Girls In Love
02 100 Degrees In The Shade
03 Feline Feeling
04 Oil And Gasoline
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Flash Gordon - Vive le gouvernement - EP - 1981

Flash Gordon was one of the very first Punk/New Wave/Power-Pop band in Strasbourg (France). How good it was to see such a band in rock festivals where all the other bands were boring long-haired musicians ;-) A few years later, the drummer of my own band played with the Flash Gordon drums. This is their only release.

01 Vive le gouvernement
02 Armand
03 Premier Mai
pw: rollmops

mercredi 16 janvier 2008

Menace - Punk Rocker - EP - 1999

These 77 London punk heroes reformed in 1998. Here are 3 new songs and a new version of "last year's youth".

01 Punk Rocker
02 C & A
03 Last Year's Youth
04 It's Not Unusual
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Amebix - No Sanctuary - 12" - 1983

Amebix, formed in England in 1978 as "The Band with No Name", were a band that many consider to have started the sub genre crust punk. Their music, heavily influenced by Motörhead (and to a lesser extent Lemmy-era Hawkwind), Black Sabbath, Venom, and early Killing Joke, combined with an ethos and worldview akin to Crass, represented their non-traditional lifestyles.

Their music blended hardcore punk and heavy metal into a form of early thrash metal. They were the forerunners of crust punk and a thrash metal pioneer. Such notable bands as Sepultura, Neurosis, Napalm Death, and Deviated Instinct have paid homage to the band.

This is one of their very first release.

01 Battery Humans
02 Control
03 Progress?
04 Sanctuary
05 The Church Is For Sinners
06 Sunshine Ward
07 Moscow Madness
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mardi 15 janvier 2008

The Depressions - 1978

Originally a Who / Small Faces cover band from Brighton called Tonge. With the onset of punk they turned into the Depressions. All of them had dyed blonde hair and the bassist singer had an eyepatch for some reason. (The Police later nicked this image minus the eyepatch!!!). No buzzsaw drone for these boys more a punkier Eddie & The Hot Rods which isn't a criticism. Usual subject matter for songs , fighting ,no money, dole, sex. The latter the basis for one of their more interesting songs ...Screw Ya the opening track of their album The Depressions ( Barn 78) is ahem...well about screwing in the most graphic sense. Stranger than this though is that they went from this sledgehammer approach to the almost thoughtful 24 carat classic Can't Stop Messin With Your Heart / Street Kid ( 1978 Barn) which everyone should own (see Always Searching For Music). The death however of an audience member in a fight at a gig ws the start of a downward spiral that saw them change their name to The DP's, release another album and then split. Stuart Home in 'Cranked Up Really High' reckons they split coz they 'spent their money on drugs and a huge truck'. He also says they were better than and more punk than The Stranglers ...........Well The Depressions had their moments but ...better than the Stranglers ????

Tonight I'm gonna screw ya...gonna give it to you so hard that you won't forget / Bring tears to your eyes and cream to your thighs / I'm the best thing that you've ever had.

01 Screw Ya
02 Radio Trash
03 Don`t Want Your Love
04 Do Something
05 High Rise Living
06 Handle With Care
07 Messing With Your Heart
08 Basement Daze
09 Family Planning
10 Chains & Leather
11 Get Out Of This Town
12 Career Girl
13 Burning Ambition
14 Street Attack
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lundi 14 janvier 2008

Newtown Neurotics - Beggars Can Be Choosers - 1983

This courageous trio from Harlow, Essex, has a great lesson to teach groups: how to infuse a striking mixture of sociopolitical awareness, brains, and down-to-earth, super-intelligent heart (on the sleeve, big time) into modern music. This is post-punk rock & roll with fun, energized appeal, with well-played ensemble work and a string of zippy, kinetic chord changes. One can dance, think, feel, and most of all be inspired to action by listening to such music, and leader Steve Drewett was one of the unsung giants of early-'80s indie Britain. Long before the amateurish riot-grrrl movement, big guy Drewett attacked sexism, gender roles, and domestic violence (from "No Respect": "No man is a 'whore' he invented the name/No man is a 'slut' he feels no shame." From "Agony": "When was the last time you saw a man cry on TV?"). Elsewhere, the remake of the Members' great 1978 single "Solitary Confinement" with Drewett's new words as "Living With Unemployment" might be the high watermark for '80s socialist-tinged, slice-of-life protest songs; it's heartfelt and real. And the competent punk-reggae of "Newtown People" is a scathing condemnation of their little town's bland, suffocating myopia. Albums like this make listeners proud instead of sickened to be a rock fan. Jack Rabid allmusic.com

01 Wake Up
02 The Mess
03 Get Up And Fight
04 No Respect
05 Agony
06 Newtown People
07 Does Anyone Know The March Is?
08 Life In Their Hands
09 My Death
10 Living With Unemployment