Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GREG SAGE - Straight Ahead LP 1985

OK, folks...what should I write to this amazing artist/music/record?? Greg Sage is the man! And for all you people who don't know him first told he is the head of the brilliant Wipers. You can buy every record from this extraordinary band and none of the albums is disappointing. I must confess: I'm the absolute Wipers freak and so I am little biased but this is Greg Sage solo here and We both love his stuff. He wrote songs that really catch you and you find yourself in every single one (at least my beloved girlfriend and me this went for). I could now tell stories where, when we heard this fantastic LP but I'll spare you, this is mine. On this record twelve unique grenades which Mr.GuitarMan wrote in a fit of melancholy aggressiveness and I can understand every single feelin'. Believe me, I say this not because I like him, this is pure magic and there are cartainly a few on this fucking planet who can do that. Well, my life hangs through and this sound kicks me further forward! Fat thanks to Lars which brought me to the idea to post this album here because he missed it and was amazed....me too. Includes all cover scans and ripped in glorious 192 kBit/s. Get It!!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

ZYNTHSLAKT & THE PAST - 7 Låtars EP 1983

This rare split EP has to bands from Köping on it and their sound is clearly at home in catchy dirty fast punkrock.

Zynthslakt (Swedish for synth slaughter) was a band that started around 1982. Mikael Thörngren, who played drums, was impressed by the energy of bands like the Clash and the U.K.Subs. Together with Per Granberg's twin brother John (guitar in Charta 77) Zynthslakt were born. Because it was expensive to make records, explored other bands to share the cost with. Result was the split single with N.O.S. The band released another split EP called 7 Låtars with with The Past. They played a lot outside Norrköping, Mikael remember once in Västerås they liked the band that just played on stage was so bad that they took over the instruments. But it did not get better because everyone was a little too round underfoot. In Kolsva they would play along with Kent Impotent. No one knows exactly what happened, but Zynthslakt never played. According to "Goofy" was the band members had to go home to Köping the evening. The album 'Spraya På En Vägg' came out 1984 on Rosa Honung Records. That same year the band folded. A posthumous EP 'Hit Med Stålarna' saw the light of the day in 1986 containing all the Zynthslakt tracks from the split singles. The track 'En Stad, En Bomb' was contributed to the 1983 cassette compilation 'Bara En Dröm'. 1993 Rosa Honung released another sampler containing the songs 'Religion Blood' and 'Land Of War'. The fact that some members were in the army, disbanded around 84-85. Then started the band J. Hex and the Scarecrows, which did not have much in common with Zynthslakt and its punk.

The Past started by the turn of the year 80-81 and consists of on Roger Andersson (drums), Pelle Hedblom (bass) and Linus Linder (guitars). Everybody was singing just to not hear who sung most false. Later Linus got to take over most of the singings. They started to play covers jut to learn how to play. Because no one in the band know how to take one single chord in the beginning. As fast as they got ready they started to write own songs with influences from bands like S.L.F, Sham 69, Sex Pistols a.o. 1983 they recorded their first record which was splitted with Zynthslakt, also a band from Köping. It was a 7-song EP sold in 1000 ex. Then they struggled on to get money to record a 7” which was supposed to be released on Birdskit, but the sound was sp bad that it was never released, but Birdskit sponsered them to record a MLP “In The Future With The Past” 1987, the single got to be included as a bonus with the first ex. Then they contibuted on “Swedish Stand” a compilation from the Indie labels in 1990. The Past still exists...


Great stuff from both which makes you hungry for more. ENJOY!!

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -


THE STAGGERS vs SKEPTIC ELEPTIC 12'' 2005

Today I'm comin' up with two split records. First is a extreme rare copy (hand numbered to 500 copies) which was released Broken Heart Records. Let's start side a with the Incredible Staggers (formerly The Staggers) and they are an Austrian 60's-garage-trash-surf-rock & roll band from Graz. The band say about themselves: "The 2002 launched 60s garage punk and rock & roll band "The Staggers"from Graz / Vienna has both musically and visually quite prescribed the late 50s and early 60s, the 6 Freaks in tailor-made yarn and Chelsea boots are mainly related to one hit wonders various 'Back From The Grave' compilations or legends like Screamin Lord Sutch, but they are not free from surf influences. Alright you Nerds and Finks prepare for an onslaught of primitive beats,chainsaw guitars and the eerie farfisa sound. It's raw! It's frantic! It's horrifying! It's the Staggers!!!" And the band keeps its promises: you expect 5 terrific rock'n'roll surf numbers of the finest. The b-side is just as nice. Skeptic Eleptic from St. Pölten, founded in winter of 1999 by bassist Mots T. Sux, Thoms'n'Roll (drums), Tom Mohawk (guitars) and singer Sickboy Eleptic. The band describe their music simply as punk rock. Were found in the early stages yet increasingly influences of hardcore and street punk, so in the meantime their music has developed into a mixture of punk rock, garage rock, surf rock, psychedelic, trash, pop rock and rock'N'roll. The band insists that it will not be forced into a certain genre corner. In 2009 the band broke up. Both bands have numerous records out and if you like a decent rock'N'roll surf punk sound then watch out for more stuff. Start here with this 12'' and 10 goodies.

- Special Thanx to Reinhard -


Friday, April 18, 2014

ANTIDRASH - Against LP 1991

Now Easter is here and honestly I'm not really happy. I guess, I'll have to survive these days with lots of beer to calm my skull. Well, even this time goes by... - I come to the next post, one year after their fantastic debut record Katastash Kindynou shoot Antidrash their second album out, again on the famous Greece label Wipe Out! Records. Musically in the similar direction as the previous album, plus here are some songs with organ which brings a slightly gloomy feeling (for example the first track). Of course, again fast angry hardcore pieces on it and especially the sawing guitars cut it out. A powerful album with 12 good songs.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

MYSTERY GIRLS - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' 7'' 1983

Another all-female band are the Mystery Girls from the States here with their debut 7inch on Casino Records. Side A offers a nice cover version of Lee Hazelwood's classic while the flip 'Ego' is a catchy powerpop cracker and for me the winner. A short review brings it to the point: "A weird mixture here. The geetars on the old Nancy Sinatra hit are restrained and tasteful, but on "Ego", the Mystery Girls really cut loose with dirty rock 'n' roll riffing à la Johnny Thunders. Cool as hell. - Jeff Bale (from Maximum RockNRoll #6, May/June 1983) - Wonder why they are not on any compilations or am I missing something there? Anyway, maybe someone change this sometime.

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TROTZ ALLEM - s/t EP 1983

Long time nothing here from Switzerland and I will change this with a rare obscure EP which was released on Soilant Records. The band is called Trotz Allem from Aarau and this is their only record. An all-female band, five girls on bass, drums and vocals. Seven pretty minimalist songs in a decent recorded sound. Three of the 5 girls are on the mic and the polyphonic singing comes very nice. Musically perhaps not sophisticated but the girls make this really good and I like their D.I.Y. way. The cover art is designed very ornate, a nice fold-cover in which the single waits to be born again, decorated with colorful hand-painted pics and a lyric-sheet. Amazing lot for such a small unknown pearl from the Alps. I am always delighted when I discover such elaborate works of art (and sometimes the music doesn't matter). But with Trotz Allem everything is perfect. They were present on three tape compilations with more nervous tracks which all were released in the mid 80s, see discogs. Rundes Teil, see for yourself and good night!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

V/A - Bloodstains Across The U.K. 3 LP 1998

Time for another compilation with a lot of strong material on it. Volume 3 of the U.K. section is full with rare songs between rough punkrock and shallow powerpop from the late 70s. Here's something for every taste and who appreciates the Bloodstains series as I will be satisfied with this record. Detailed information on the back cover, probably 1000 copies and a coveted collector's item. A pretty good selection of tracks.

1.Love Is Not Real - THE NEGATIVES
2.I'm Not Your Type - TINOPENERS
3.Terrorist - FUTURE BODIES
4.Heart To Heart - SILENT NOISE
5.Guest - LIP MOVES
6.14 Year Old Lover - HENRY ESSENCE
7.Getting High - MEDIA
8.Kill The Bill - THE MENTAL
9.Me And Bobby McGee - LENNY & THE LAWBREAKERS
10.Stay Clean - NIGHTRIDER
11.T.V. Movie - SLOWGUNS
12.Stake Out - THE NEGATIVES
13.First Mistake - THE RATS
14.No Survivors - SPEEDBALL
15.East Coast Kids - WHAT
16.Dumb Dumb - STEROID KIDDIES


Friday, April 11, 2014

WASTELAND - Want Not EP 1979 + Leave Me Alone 7'' 1980

Another lost punk juwel are these both 7inches and I would like to give you some info grom the great Bored Teenagers site for which I'm grateful because I myself find nothing about this outstanding band:

A rare and obscure UK punk band from outta Canterbury/Whitstable, Kent. Originally called The Infested' who even got their forth coming release advertised in the Zig Zag' independent listings but sadly the band split before the EP was released. This fooled collectors for many years and regularly appeared on "wants lists" from all around the world. After the band had split, two bands formed out of the ashes, Wasteland & The Ignerents. Ben Challis formed The Ignerents while is brother 'Tig' was the drummer in 'Wasteland'. The bands debut release was a 3-track EP and featured the excellent track Ono. The next release was a slight change in direction, Tony Tarrats left and was replaced by Becky Gale. The a-side took on a punk back drop with a more of a pop feel with Becky's vocals while the b-side is a frenzied instrumental complete with keyboards and a violin of all instruments!!! Sadly, this was the bands last release and is nearly impossible to find as only 500 copies were pressed & the band only sold 150 copies at the time. After speaking to the parents of ‘Tig Challis’ they told us that they had dumped the remaining 350 copies in the early 90s after finding them in a wardrobe during a spring clean!!

After the band had split, 'Tig' then went off to university in Sheffield. On returning back to Kent after he had graduated, ‘Tig’ was involved in a very serious motorbike accident which left him confined to a wheelchair with brain damage. He lived out the rest of his life in Spain where the weather was more suited to his live style but sadly died in 2009.

 Bizarrely, his brothers band The Ignerents ended when drummer Stan Gretsch died in a car crash after taking and driving a stolen car!!!


All in all 5 great kbd smasher and on Compilations Back To Front Vol. 3, Powerpearls Vol. 9 and Shake Some Action Vol. 8. They deserve all your attention and now I still need a little sleep, a new weekend is coming up.

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ZOUNDS - Demystification 7'' 1981

Nothin' new in Blogland but a fuckin' classic and the reason for me is simple. Zounds is the sound We both love and I think this is the band that We heard the most, at home, in the car, on vacation... and now She is near to me and I'm feeling not alone. It's still gray here and somehow I have to keep going with all this shit everyday. - Two goodies here and this little nice record was released via Rough Trade and I think, it's their 2nd 7inch and they still active. Check out WDR for more stuff.
 

THE ALLER VÆRSTE! - T.A.V.! EP 1980

Here's a record how I love it: oblique, extraordinary beats, funny and hard to classify. I would describe the sound as punk but different, not 1-2-3-4 let's go hey ho, rather friggelig you know and I'm really excited. The Aller Værste! (The Worst!) exists from 1979–1981 and were formed in Bergen, members were Sverre (bass/organ/vocals), Lasse (guitar/organ/vocals), Chris (guitar/organ/vocals), Harald (bass/organ/vocals) and Ketil (drums) which started out as a hobby project by 4 members of long-forgotten group Johnny Banan Band. They were influenced and inspired by punk, new wave, ska and reggae and released two albums and three 7inches. Several of their releases are considered classics in Norwegian rock. They received a Spellemannprisen (a Norwegian music award presented to Norwegian musicians) in 1980, for the album Materialtretthet. Their two first singles were played at the influential BBC, by program manager John Peel. The group disbanded after their second LP Disniland I De Tusen Hjem. They had a reunion tour in 1990 and concerts in Bergen and Oslo in 1999. So this is their second EP on Den Gode Hensikt with four goodies.

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -


Sunday, April 6, 2014

KÖTTGROTTORNA - Blodsdans LP 1986

The next album is surprisingly good, 1A power punk rock and previously not heard of them although the band have much vinyl released and here's a short bio which I found on SwedishPunk.com: Köttgrottorna are Happy (drums), Mongo (vocals & bass), Janne (vocals & guitar) and Guld-Lars (guitar). Happy and Mongo started to play together as early as 1978 in the punk band Incest Brothers. In 1983 they formed Köttgrottorna together with Valen (guitar). After playing at a concert once, meant as a joke, dressed as girls and singing dirty lyrics in high voices, they were booked solid. It was a success! After about a year, Valen got tired of it and quit, which brought in Janne and Jörgen, both on guitar. This made the group take a more serious direction. Records and gigs filled their agendas. When 1987 came, Jörgen quit and Guld-Lars from (among others) KSMB joined, the band is intact since ever. A total of 12 rich punk rock hits, released on Sista Bussen Records.

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -


LOST KIDS - Bla Bla LP 1980

One of my favorite records is the first full length album by the Lost Kids from Århus which were formed in 1978 by Jan Jet. The band published maybe the first Danish punk record, the single Født Som Nul in December 1978. After the 2nd one Cola Freaks the band released Bla Bla in 1980 on Medley Records and the result is a fantastic varied punk album, in particular, the two-part singing is just awesome. Every song is great and I can't stop listen, for example 'Ja Til A-Kraft' is a real smasher and you can say what you want: who does not go along here no one can help you. This LP blows and I love it and I exaggerate not a bit. Like the Sods, the band was extremely popular in Denmark and of course outside. Compilations featuring the band: Pære Punk and Bloodstains Across Denmark. In 1982 the band dissolved. Enjoy this classic wherever you are.


CHUZPE - Hooper 7'' 1988

Chuzpe were the first Austrian punk band, formed in 1977 they were really popular in the Vienna's underground circuit. Their early tracks are marvellous examples of europunk, they sing in English and German and were best known for their cover of Joy Divisions Love Will Tear Us Apart.The band changed their sound and move more into a new wave/alternative direction and released a few 7inches. This here is certainly one of their rarest records, not listed on discogs or elsewhere, and on it a nice ballad. The a-side is sung in English, the flip in Viennese dialect, both versions are played nice and transfer me to a slightly melancholy mood (...go quickly on a Sunday alone).

- Special Thanks to Reinhard -


Friday, April 4, 2014

KIZZA PING - Demo Hösten 1980

I don't really know if this is an official demo band because this band release only one record, a 7 inch called  ”Männen/Lär I Tid” from 1981. Anyway, Kizza Ping was a Swedish punk band from Linköping , which existed from 1980 to 1982. Anders, Johan, Lars and Peter played previously in the punk bands RAS, ÅOBF, Spy and Zpamhead. Peter also played with Helen and Annette in the short-lived funband Rabarbarna. Helene and Annette sang along to the only song of the band 'Young & Pimply'. In autumn 1980, the six founded Kizza Ping  With their very own sound, female vocals and experimental guitar playing, they stood out conspicuously on the simple punk music. With the local record label Dåvhjort Records they released their only single and for several weeks, they were represented on the local radio charts and made smaller concert tours through Sweden. In March 1982, Kizza Ping played their last concert. 2010 appeared a song by Kizza Ping on the 12-CDrom Compilation A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock which I use for my compilation Smashed Again and if you want more songs and info about this unique bans then visit  the webpage b-sound where Peter Kagerland get the full shot with more songs and more info about the band for free. What I can tell you: this is unofficial and great stuff and you will be convinced.

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -


Thursday, April 3, 2014

YOUTH BRIGADE - Sound & Fury LP 1983

Time for a classic record and again a lot of words were written so I use them here, you know why...thanks. Youth Brigade is a punk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1980 by brothers Mark, Adam, and Shawn Stern. The band subsequently founded BYO (Better Youth Organization), which served both as their record label and as a statement of their attitude toward the young people involved in the punk subculture, which was generally sympathetic and arguably less sensationalistic than the view usually presented in the media. Many later punk bands cite Youth Brigade as an influence, including The Nation of Ulysses and The Briefs.

Sound & Fury is the first studio album and was released in 1982 on BYO and was followed in 1983 by an album of the same name that included re-recorded versions of some tracks. However, during the Someone Got Their Head Kicked In tour with Social Distortion in the summer of 1982, which marked their first national tour, Youth Brigade realized that they were disappointed with Sound & Fury and stopped the pressing at only 800 copies, most of which they sold on the tour. After the end of the Kicked In tour, the band returned home and decided to record a second album titled Sound & Fury, keeping only four tracks from the original version, and this here is the 2nd release.

- Special Thanx to Fredrik -