In a few minutes the Bundesliga starts again with the top game in Leipzig and I'm in high tension. Fuckin' work is done and we come to a very very unknown band, who the fuck are the Sex Pistols?? I don't know but there are dozens of books and more more LP's/CD's that are disproportionate to their complete musical works. The music kicks me right from the beginning when I first listen to them. Can not say which song it was but they had not really much, hahaha....I'm thankful, whoever, who brought me to them and so I start my fuckin' punk life. I imagine that I was not the only one...Summary these two tracks are probably the rarest Sex Pistols tracks, only released as part of the Pistols Pack in 1980 which consisted of six singles with the most obvious Pistols tunes, similar to the Flogging A Dead Horse compilation. In fact these aren't the Sex Pistols but Paul Cook & Steve Jones after finishing the Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle-soundtrack and before forming The Professionals. Two great nuggets + a must have! And now: forza SGE!!
Friday, 20 January 2017
Late in the evening we visit Horgen, a kaff in no mans land of Switzerland and meet Fleisch, a punk/hardcore four piece of the late eighties and 'Macht Süchtig is their first record on Far Out Records and it has songs singin' in French, English and German and the bandwidth of their sound goes from powerful punk into atmospheres of bellicosity, aggression and melancholy. I bought the 7Inch because of the brilliant band name on ebay for five bucks or so and when I listened to them I must say they make their thing astrein, just six pissers in ca. thirteen minutes and that is already a house mark, boom out pleasantly and the artwork with all infos within let my punk heart enjoy a drink and move me to the fast lane and lead me on the left track with frosty balls. Bloody Hell, I need my bed, tomorrow I have to work unfortunately.... Kackladen.... :(
Another unknown band from Norway is this two piece called Lik and they released their only three song EP on Likvider Plater in 1981. The fast title track 'Total Krig' is a-typical punk and boasts a wry guitar solo. The other two cuts are more slower songs, but added with some cold synth-lines, almost early synth-punk. Works well together and rough produced. Overall, it is noted that in this way, the band manages to create a very sterile and gloomy apocalyptic mood. I also like that the songs are sung in Norwegian. They also had a track on the brilliant Anarki & Kaos compilation. Check them out and decide for yourselfs.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
We leave Europe and swim southeast and land in Brisbane. The Riptides formed in 1977 as The Grudge, with their members comprising students from the Architecture Department of the University of Queensland. In 1978 they changed their band names, firstly, The Neon Steal and then The Numbers. In September 1978, The Numbers issued a limited edition (500 copies) EP, Sunset Strip on the Able label. Three powerful songs which are probably their best, yesterday I listen to their mini album Swept Away, a live recording and was very disappointed and far far away from the sound they recorded on this record. Well, they made numerous plates and I think the band is still active.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
The last for today and it's time for a compilation in 7Inch format and we visit our friends in the Netherlands. This beautiful piece of vinyl is the fourth release of the small label Let's Make Our Own Records and all four pieces are not available elsewhere and I don't know why this record is so cheap offered. Well, it's nothing special of course but it's not load of shit you know. Howsoever, this platte rocks and is in every way ok.
1.Got To Follow My Heart - UNION MORBIDE
2.Five - THE GRABBITS
3.Fit In - VERNON WALTERS
4.Happy New Year - YAHOO
Welcome in the raw, wild and psycho-o-phonic sound of this wild punk rock band from Milan. The group were formed in 1979 by Luigi Schiavone (guitar), Gianni Muciaccia (bass), Maurizio Granata (drums), Gianfranco Segatto (guitar) and Cesare Pedrotti (vocals). These restless young teenager were immediately attracted by the wind Punk Rock and also from the slums of unhealthy Lower East Side and CBGB's in New York (R.I.P.) which brings a raw and powerful sound over the ocean and they had enough from the melody and romanticism shit which was characteristic of the Italian light music. So they start Kaos Rock, a musical revolution, a real electric shock. From the capital of Lombardy the band had the opportunity to get a rehearsal room and played first gigs. Eventually the Italian label Cramps Records released their debut album WW 3 (World War 3) in 1980 with fourteen tracks. After the album two 7inches followed and shortly after its release the label unfortunately closed its doors. One of the last albums by the label was the Rock'80 compilation and Kaos Rock has two songs on it and as well on the awesome Killed By Death #201-D'Italia. In 1981 the very short and intense career of Kaos Rock ends. Killer record!
Club X was a four piece punk band from Bielefeld and they released their only EP on Teldec Records. Probably some members have previously played in the most famous german punk band in this region, Notdurft, but I don't know for sure. Fact is this record is a brilliant one. Starts with a Rolling Stones cover 'Under My Thump', don't like the Stones but they have a few good songs and if's a band make a punk song so it will be interesting for me. The four have a nice dirty mid-tempo version conjured up here, very cool. Then, a nearly five minute long bit gloomy mood number, its about to find his own way in this life, very nice guitars - almost a ballad...but only almost. Side b offers two decent punk trashers in the typical KBD vein, nice ass-kickin'. In 2011 Überfall Records had the splendid idea to release a double CD called 'Wir Kommen Hier Wech!' and this gives a good overview what is happening in East Westphalia-Lippe aka Detmold in the early 80s. You can order this brilliant stuff on their home page (orange letters above) and I highly recommend it because it's full with tons of rare rare material. Club X made a good record and if you see a copy, get it!
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Before I leave home one last rare record by The Bats, a French three piece from Nancy consisting of Kija, Le Rat and Miss BR, released via SRC. They bless us three synthpunk tunes with a guitar sound that inevitably reminds me of Alien Sex Fiend what I like very much, of course not so heavy but nice. The record is published in two different covers and I doubt that anyone of you has heard this one, me too. Don't know who sent this but that is not important, the songs are cool and Phantasmes is more than just a branch in the punk tribal tree.
Since years, this fantastic single is slumbering on my hard drive and I don't even noticed it. As you can see how confused I am sometimes but that's normahl, haha... OK, this little nugget from the Wanted-List was released by Rok Records with two rather unknown bands and more was unfortunately not recorded. The Bystanders with a solid 3:50 number and the Debutantes show again how great the sound at end of the seventies was and is and Man In The Street was rightly banned on Bloodstains Across The UK 4. Pretty powerpop stuff.
- Special Thx to trgec -