A short-lived band from Berlin were System! and they existed from 1979-1982 and have only one record released on People's Records in 1982. Various compilations contributions, worth mentioning the Licht & Schatten album with two pieces were their first offer in the punk world. Here, we get nine pieces of solid punk rock, musically & lyrically in the major league, melodic and aggressive as I like it. In my opinion quite underrated band at this time and I think they deserve more attention. Why don't Karl Walterbach from AGR ask them to made more with the band remains a mystery. No matter, nowadays a classic and highly sought-plate that is be traded on any record fair to high prices.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
From Dunkerque came this five piece and this is their only record on Ratplay and both songs shine as mid-tempo streetpunk, lightly Oi! Influenced, and are easily digestible, the flip was used for the Killed By Death #24 compilaton. Again one of the bands which unfortunately disappeared after a record in the sinking. Definitely a good start into the weekend.
Friday, 17 February 2017
A Request by Luca and I took it and refined it yesterday but I'm not happy with the rip, maybe the recordings are so, well anyway, here's the record with all Punkenstein songs they ever recorded, released via Vince Lombardy Highschool Records in an edition of 1000 copies and this is the info: Punkenstein were founded in early 1977 by Wolfgang and Fritz and first concerts were held in summer 77 at school festivals. The first line-up consisted of Wolfgang (vox), Frank (guitar), Fritz (bass) and Hans (drums). At the end of 1977 the first recordings were made (2 Track). In 1979 the entire line-up changed and Udo Lindenberg produced two songs in the Teldec studio (Pierre at that time on the guitar died unfortunately at the end of the 80s). 1981 again line-up changes and Wolfgang changed into the management and made the deal with Konnekschen who released then the first EP which today is one of the most wanted records of the early punk time. Around 1983, Punkenstein disbanded and, as usual in Hamburg, the band members reappear later in many bands. Be ready for radical rough furious German Punkrock!
Japan has some really great Oi! bands, Cobra, Raise A Flag, Cockney Cocks, etc... They all excellent and worthy of recognition, primarily due to their unusual aggressiveness and extreme unapologetic poppiness. Hooligan proved here the Oi! spirit in an excellent way. They released this 7'' by their own and put two smashers on it, sung in native Japanese and the sound is strong and well produced. Have no further info about the band but if you like Japanese Oi! as I do, you'll love it.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
And again a visit in Sweden and meet the Alleybirds with their lone 7Inch on Daniel V. and it's from the Wanted-List and this is not a typical KBD record. Two great Reggae tunes here with a brilliant organ, no breathing instruments and this makes the single remarkable in my eyes and that's it for today, I'm a bit tired.
- Great Thx to Gen -
For almost two years this little not really punky 7Inch of the band Skanstull from Stockholm is slumbering unworked on my computer and I lose slowly the overview of all the cool stuff I have. OK, this is the bands second release on Hemliga Bolaget and they're playin' a solid rockin' roll with much fun. In total, they have made three singles and two other songs can be found on the compilation Hemliga Vågen, also from Hemliga Bolaget. Musically in top form, catchy and very nice bass running.
- Special Thx to Fredrik -
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
From Bexhill-On-Sea, England comes this combo and they released after their Beautiful Carnage demo this 7'' at Creative Reality Records. And today I'm very lazy about writing and I'm using this short but full of content review: "This debut combines a garage recording, psychedelia, and an early U.K. punk sound with a modern anarchist stance. It has spunk and scathing cynical lyrics. Not exceptional, but raw and spirited." - Ruth Schwartz, from MRR #11. - I move back to the soccer Champions-League and leave you with this nugget.
The Rare Stuff is a record which was to date unknown to me and I do not know a single song about it and I'm pleased to hear new fresh sounds and all sixteen ditty's are very welcome so we step in. Especially the Saints (Australia) stuff please me and I wonder why I did not find them somewhere before?? Hmmm... anyway, I guess this will change now. Also the rest (U.K.) is presentable and overall a very good piece of 33⅓ RPM. So the morning program ends and keep your peckers up!
1.River Deep Mountain High - THE SAINTS
2.Dot Dash - WIRE
3.Him Or Me - THE BANNED
4.E.C.4. - THE FLYS
5.Only Arsenic - RICH KIDS
6.Love And A Molotov Cocktail - THE FLYS
7.You Dirty Rat - THE BANNED
8.One Way Street - THE SAINTS
9.Lipstick On Your Collar - THE SAINTS
10.Demolition Girl - THE SAINTS
11.Options R - WIRE
12.Can I Crash Here? - THE FLYS
13.Civilization - THE FLYS
14.C.P.G.J.'s - THE BANNED
15.Little Girl - THE BANNED
16.Cyrinda - THE SHIRTS
- Big Thx to Fredrik -
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Yes, this record rule and is a fuckin' document of extreme rare, wild, rough and lost Swedish punk nuggets. Every song a classic and if you can't move your ass to this sound go and listen to Heino & friends. Like Volume 1 in a limited edition of 500 copies thrown into the world and not easy to get. I have a very good exemplar and the crackers are from the original 7Inches, within all infos and with thirty-three minutes playin' time much too short. Lovely Unbearable!
1.Monarki - VENERIAS
2.Lev - DT & THE STOODES
3.Frösö Sjukhus 1984 - SHIT KIDS
4.Ode To Johnny Rotten - ZEPPO & THE ZEPP-ZEPPS
5.Hem Från Storan - WBT
6.Mongoloid - QUIET MEN
7.En Våldäkt I Vinyl - BIZEX-B
8.Trivs Du I Hjo - REKLAMATION
9.Kurts Klagoord - VANVETT
10.Punk-Plonk - FORSSELL
11.Nazismen - BRIGAD 45B
12.Lämrock - BAKRUS
13.Bad Girl - ARSENIK
14.Pop I Radion - ABC 80