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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Pseudo Sadists : Demo Tape

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Pseudo Sadists - punk band from Swansea (early 80s). Feat; Huw 'Iva' Morgan (voc), Nicky Hook (bass), Greg Evans, Richard Griffiths. Appeared on A Country Fit For Heroes Vol.1 LP with a song called "Power Schemes" and contributed another called "War Games" to the Bullshit Detector Vol.2 comp. Iva was top punk in Swansea -used to walk around with a goat on a string! Later moved to London and became famous as the 'acid priest': he wore a vicar's collar and was the main source of LSD and cocaine for the entire London music scene. Had a motorbike with the numberplate 'LSD 64'! Did some time in the Scrubs, not surprisingly.
Taken from

Pseudo Sadists - Religious Contradictions
Pseudo Sadists - Rules
Pseudo Sadists - Saturday Pig
Pseudo Sadists - Media Lies
Pseudo Sadists - Patriotic Killers
Pseudo Sadists - They're Always Right
Pseudo Sadists - Wargames
Pseudo Sadists - Power Schemes

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Filler : First Out / Touched

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Ok. Change of pace. Someone might know something about this. Most record collectors have a few lumps of plastic in their collections they know little about. Here's another one of mine. Now if Amebix had ever decided to become a Hawkwind cover band I kinda think they may have ended up sounding like this lot. Filler from, who knows? 1991, recorded in Derbyshire, though the record label is based in Herene Bay, Dirter Promotions & still has an active web site. No mention of the band though, just some current releases by Faust & Jackie O Motherfucker among others. Probably picked this up when I had an account with Southern. Sonic.

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Filler - First Out
Filler - Touched

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cock Sparrer : Because You're Young

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Because you're young, sharp as a knife
You need that buzz to come alive
Out on the edge, out on the town
You ain't got time to settle down
You're always sure, you're always right
You see it all in black and white
You never listen to anyone
Because you're young

Because you're young, you're torn between
A world of hate and a world of dreams
So much to lose, so much to gain
So much to fight for, so much to change
You don't look back, you don't look down
You gotta turn everything around
You live your life like a loaded gun
Because you're young

Stop talking back, get off the phone
You're late again, you missed the last bus home
This ain't the way you wanna live
I know something's got to give
You're always sure, you're always right
You see it all in black and white
You never listen to anyone
Because you're young

Cock Sparrer - Because You're Young

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Oi! Oi! Oi!

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In view of the frankly funny stuff kicking off in the comments section. I'd like to point you in the direction of Uncle Garry Bushell. No! Stay with me! Say what you like about the man, he's undoubtedly a very intelligent bloke and he can on times be a bloody good writer. He also, strangely enough, comes out of the Crass biography seeming like quite a genuine guy. "Bushell on the box" well none of us are perfect. I spent a lot of time as a "yoof" reading his stuff and he did champion Conflict at one point. If your interested at all in how Oi! kicked off give it a read. It does put a few things, I think, into perspective.
Oi! – The Truth by Garry Bushell

Monday, February 19, 2007

Anti-Social : Made In England EP

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Early splatter-gun Oi! from Blackpool's Anti-Social. Active from 1981 to 1984. Signed to Nagging Barry Lights Beat The System label, alongside the likes of The Fits & One Way System. They weren't Nazis & don't let some of those myspace pages set up by muppets convince you otherwise. Enjoy the smooth sounds of Woz, Spig, Daz & Sid.

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Anti-Social - Backstreet Boys
Anti-Social - Your Choice
Anti-Social - New Punks
Anti-Social - Screw U

2000 DS : Crowborough

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Cwmbran Punks/Squatters/Travellers & general scourge of Europe since the mid 80's. From the streets of Cwmbran to the squats of London & Berlin. Travelled around Europe playing free festivals & squatted venues in all manner of wonderful vehicles (behold that bus on the cover). Although DS (Dirty Squatters) don't seem to have split up I last saw them playing under the moniker Crow Zone supporting Leftover Crack. Click covers go myspace. Move 'em out!

2000 DS - Mercenary
2000 DS - 6 Seconds
2000 DS - Crowborough
2000 DS - Power Greed
2000 DS - Sink Or Swim
2000 DS - Blue Bile III

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Exit Stance : While Backs Are Turned

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Someone requested some Exit Stance the other day. Now curtousey of Annie's Animal click the link and download a near complete discography no less. Go see Annie & tell her how great she is.
When you click the link don't panic! It's not a shitty pop-up. A new window will open to the site that hosts the zip file. Scroll down and the link will be waiting for you, with doe eyes, like a little puppy, saying please pick me. Easy. Then just unzip the file & overthrow the state, or just pogo round your bedroom. In the words of the great Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke, "The Choice Is Yours!"

Exit Stance - While Backs Are Turned

Mau Maus : No Concern

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No not the Hollywood drag queens, but great Street Punk from Sheffield in Yorkshire. Released some influental singles in the genre particularlly on bands like Icons Of Filth. Released on pax records in 1982, this was their second single. Actually made it on to the back of my jacket this lot along with The Mob. So they must be good. Right?

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Mau Maus - No Concern
Mau Maus - Clampdown
Mau Maus - Why Do We Suffer

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Underdogs : East Of Dachau

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One of the best singles ever released on Bristol's Riot City Records. The Underdogs were from Leeds in Yorkshire, released in 1983. With a sound i'd pitch somewhere between Stiff Little Fingers & Toxic Reasons. Great single, from one of those bands that just disappeered........

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The Underdogs - East Of Dachau
The Underdogs - Johnny Go Home
The Underdogs - Dead Soldier

Poison Idea : Live On KBOO 10/09/91

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Free seven inch, given away with first pressings of Blank, Blackout, Vacant LP. Couple of great live session versions of Poison Idea classics, recorded for the Portland radio station KBOO.

"I heard your story and i saw your headline
The details put a chill down my spine
you try to call me, from a long distance phone
I'm out on the dancefloor baby, standing..
I'm standing all alone!"

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Poison Idea - Alan's On Fire
Poison Idea - Feel The Darkness

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Folk Devils : Fire and Chrome

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Formed by Ian Lowery, Former member of Punk band The Wall, & later leader of Ski Patrol, they were initially signed to Killing Joke's Malicious Damage.
After Ski Patrol disintegrated, Lowrey formed Folk Devils with long time friend of Jaz Coleman - Alan Cole on drums, Kris Jojazitis - guitar & Welshman, Mark Whiteley - bass. Initially they were managed by Ray Gange, star of The Clash film Rude Boy. They split in the mid 80s, amid drink & drug problems.
Lowery passed away in 2001 having continued to work throughout the late 80s and early 90s with Nigel Pulsford of Bush with King Blank & The Ian Lowery Band. Great stuff Mr Lowrey did. Annie's Animal posted the Ski Patrol singles a while back Here which are well worth a download.

Folk Devils - English Disease
Folk Devils - Where The Buffalo Roam
Folk Devils - Wail
Folk Devils - Evil Eye

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Stingrays : Don't Breakdown E.P.

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Although they often get labeled under Psychobilly, The Stingrays were far more than a Psychobilly band. With lyrics that were a little bit more incisive than the standard fare of vampires, werewolves and a lovin' that rockin' beat. The first album opened with the track "Joe Struummer's Wallet" an attack on what was seen at the time as a Clash sellout. Obviously influenced by 50's rockabilly, 60's Psyche & 70's Punk they were a sorely underrated band. Live they were a joy & I got to see them several times when the supported The Cramps in 1986. Do yourselves a favour, an 'ave a listen. Click stuff see things.

The Stingrays - Don't Breakdown
The Stingrays - Cover Version
The Stingrays - Image
The Stingrays - Pretence

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Inca Babies : Splatter Ballistics Cop

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Partly due to Phoenix Hairpin's wonderful web-site, (see links) I currently have Inca Babies on Heavy Rotation in me heed, after he posted some of their stuff recently here. Somewhere between The Birthday Party & The Cramps mixed in with shitty Manchester weather. They released some great stuff between 1983 & 1987, along with four Peel Sessions. Scream if you wanna go faster.

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Inca Babies - Splatter The Ballistics Cop
Inca Babies - Burying The Swagger
Inca Babies - No Sacred Sound

No Choice : Sadist Dream E.P.

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Cardiff Punks, No Choice, with this their debut E.P. on Riot City Records released in 1983. Released as a result of them giving a demo tape to Chaos from Chaos UK. The Casualties guitarist can be seen randomnly wearing one of their T-Shirts in the last post, as just as randomnly The Housemartins drummer once wore one on Top Of The Pops. The b-side of this i've always loved, rarely playing the A side. But in recent years I now love Sadist Dream, which I now find (quite wrongly I know) very funny. I think it's the Cardiff accent (not to dissimilar to my own). I'd like to blow me mate's arm off. Innit. Sorted.

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No Choice - Sadist Dream
No Choice - Nuclear Disaster
No Choice - Cream Of The Crop

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Casualties

Now, I saw this lot live last night. I went primarily to see The Restarts who were the support act. I expected to watch The Restarts, catch a bit of The Casualties set then bugger off home early to bed. I've never been that keen on The Casualties recorded output. Same old stuff iv'e heard it all before (copyright crass) blah blah. But live they work. Really enjoyed them. Tons of energy, nice haircuts (I remember Conflict with hair like that mateys). Some of the cover versions are a bit dull, but that's my only gripe, but what the fuck, lighten up. If you've ever liked The Exploited, Disorder or Chaos UK or shoutty Punk in general catch 'em while they're over here. I can always change my mind about things. Download a few MP3's here. I now like The Casualties. If you have a problem, car park. Now. Bring your mates.
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The Casualties - Ugly Bastards
Check out other support band Rejected rather good Newportian Punk Rock. They say there is no room for hooliganism.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Serious Drinking : Peel Session 27/09/1982

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Thinking of both Norwich & Peel Sessions took me down this path. Serious Drinking Peel 1982. Proof you don't have to be a dick head to enjoy football, girls and excessive drinking. Indeed. FM rip from back then.

TX - 27/09/1982
Producer - Tony Wilson
Engineer - Dave Dade
Studio - Maida Vale 4


Serious Drinking - Really Good Bloke
Serious Drinking - Countdown To Bilko
Serious Drinking - 12XU
Serious Drinking - Bobby Moore Was Innocent
Serious Drinking - Drugs
Serious Drinking - Yours Or Mine

Jem Moore (Bass)
Andy Hearshaw (Guitar)
Eugene Mccarthy (Vocals)
Martin Ling (Vocals)
Lance Dunlop (Drums)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Underground Resistance : Volume 1

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Compilation on Reaction Records 1987. Awful cover. No info on bands but there are some really good tracks on this. Hidden among the New Order wanna be's are these two for a start.
Time To Kill sound not dissimilar to Skeletal Family, Brigandage or Southern Death Cult. Great female fronted band with tribal drums & Play Dead style guitar.
Death Warmed Up have a UK82 sound not unlike One Way System meets English Dogs.
I know nothing about either of these bands other than they appear on this comp. If anyone knows anything about these bands drop us a line, cos i've enjoyed these 2 tracks for a long time.

Time To Kill - Upline
Death Warmed Up - Stand Up Be Judged

Sid Vicious : 1957 - 1979

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I wasn't gonna bother. But then I thought yeah why not, we're essentially a Punk blog after all. Looked great, seemed like a nice guy. What a bloody waste. Where Mr Lydon celebrated his birthday this week it's also the anniversary of Sid's death today. Once around people try & make it last.

Sid Vicious - Chatterbox

Friday, February 02, 2007

In Excelsis - Carnival Of Damocles E.P.

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Featuring Spon (ex-UK Decay) on guitar , Errol Blyth on vocals , Mark Bond on bass (both ex-Ritual) and Roxy on drums. Promised Phoenix Hairpin's (brilliant site go to right) I'd beat him to one post. I will now cease, desist & enjoy Phoenix's other posts. You should to. Jungle Records 1983. Click sleeve to go to In Excelsis page Lyrics are this season's covers. Altogether.
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In Excelsis - The Sword
In Excelsis - Vows (Initiation)
In Excelsis - Carnival Of The Gullible
In Excelsis - One Mans Heaven

There is that In Excelsis Peel session though.....

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Anti-Sect : Live In Norwich 1987

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Sing along kids! Click lyrics for web site.
You may be getting sick of the whole you tube thing, but when things this good come up I just gotta share em' with you. Like some of the comments on you tube you've gotta say he doesn't half look like George Michael. Download some of the demos from Annie's Animal, link to the right. Or download this belter from the first LP.

Anti-Sect - Yet They Still Ignore