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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Low Numbers - Keep In Touch 7" (1979)

I've been looking for this single for quite a long time. As I couldn't afford to pay 20-30 pounds or euros for the original copy I had to wait for a good soul to post it... and that's exactly what happened...
So if you wanna catch this great Mod/Punk release from 1979 produced by Jimmy Pursey than click HERE and please don't forget to show your gratitude... leave a comment there.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Micky Fitz & Steve Kent's UK - LP

Knock it back , Have another one... of those Heavy Metallish Punk release.

But let's Micky Fitz himself introduce the LP:

An interesting item indeed.... but what is it all about? No, it's not the end of the "Business". Far from it, we could not be stronger, especially with the return of founder member and original guitarist Steve Kent. In fact it was this album which actually led to this return to the fold. This record is a collection of songs written by Steve and myself, and our good friend and drinking partner Billy Karloff. It is something we have all wanted to record, but the songs never seemed right for the "Business", and so it seemed the songs were doomed to a sentence in limbo.
So.... instead of that terrible fate, and rather than a megalomiac Micky Fitz solo album, UK were born. Which seems an ideal vehicle for more heavy metal based songs.
It may come as some surprise to the more punkier amongst you, but let's be honest we all love Sham and the Pistols, as much as we do AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Motorhead etc. More fuel to the ultimate guitar crossover...... remember the real enemy SMASH THE DISCOS!!!!!!!!
Micky Fitz.

There's some fab stuff on this LP I tell you.... some fitting in the Heavy Metal category and some not much different from what the Business released at the time (around 1988).

Knock it back
Have another one
Drinking and blogging is so much fun... (well sometimes anyway)

Side One:
1. Blood On My Hands
2. The Door Is Closed
3. Thinking Of Fools
4. Pride Of Hell
5. I Gotta Get Outta Here

Side Two:
1. Thanks For The Night
2. Tortured
3. Two Into One
4. Rude Awakening
5. Smash The Discos


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Heavy Metal Outlaws

Googling a bit I found an excellent write-up about Roi Pearce's oitrageous Heavy Metal Outlaws.... and guess what it was signed Sascha!

"If the Heavy Metal Outlaws (hereafter referred to as HMO) hadn't existed, probably no one could have invented them. What do you call a band that features a cowboy booted former skinhead icon yelling about oral sex over rap drum beats, tired metal licks and samples of the Geto Boys and The Cockney Rejects? A mistake? A brilliant piss-take? A pathetic attempt at some sort of ungodly crossover? All of the above? None?"
Continue HERE

Now if you fancy giving it a try.

01. Swallow My Love
02. Get Your Tits Out
03. get Your Tits Out (Freedom - Fuck Censorship Mix)

Sex For Sexism Sake

01. Can't Stand The Sixties
02. Yeah Yeah Yeah (AC/DC Better Than The Beatles)
03. The Sixties Meant Nothing (Dead Boring Mix)

The Sixties Meant Nothing

Bad Samaritans - 6 Track Demo

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Another great gig at TJ's Friday night. Californian legends Agent Orange headlined, support from the always excellent Four Letter Word from Cardiff and The Bad Samaritans who we feature this morning.
Now, The Bad Samaritans feature ex-members of underground scene bands "Cowboy Killers", "The Abs" and "Dub War". Beddis on Vocals, Rev on Drums, Jim on Bass and Glover on Guitar.
Now most of you know I was a big Cowboy Killers fan (as I was of all the aforementioned as well as it happens) so I was looking forward to hearing this first release.
It doesn't disappoint in the slightest and exceeds any expectations (can you do that... I just did). Spot on lyrics which capture the 'Zeitgeist' perfectly (see 'Stab Vest'). Beddis' lyrics, are better than ever (particularly on Grovel for me). Wonderful record. Probably the best Punk Rock record you'll hear all year (or any other record for that matter). Only wish this gets a vinyl release soon.
They any good live? Your kidding right...? Ha!!

Dicks With Dogs/Cars/Gold Tops/Stab Vest/Cocaine Me/Grovel

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Bad Samaritans - Demo

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Resort - 1989 LP

I still recall my first impressions/reactions toward this LP when it came out in... 1989 (but you've guessed it I suppose)...
Considering the cover...
"What the hell! Roi Pearce* with long hair! Hairesy! Betrayal!"
Then playing the record...
"What the hell (or was it "fuck" can't clearly remember the exact term... well you get the idea anyway)!!! Heavy Metal riffs! Sacrilege! Blasphemy! They turned into a long hair dandruffy filthy heavy metal shit band!"
And I actually liked it!!!
The album stood the test of time very well.... 20 years.... hard to believe... I didn't change that much really and basically that's what scares me !!!!

* if you're ignorant of Oistory (we do have an educational purpose then!!!)... Roi Pearce was singer for THE cult Skinhead band Last Resort and then joined Oi! legends the 4 Skins....


The Resort

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Rights Of The Accused - Kick-Happy....

Something a bit different here (well not that much from some Business/UK (I'll post some of this soon) stuff that is really metallish )... always had a soft spot for this one. Heavy Metal with a good dose of Punk for good measure... let's say Rose Tattoo meet the Crack... well sort of....


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Business - Do A Runner 12"

All this material is now available on CD.... but you can beat the good old vinyl! Great release anyway!

A Side: Do A Runner, Coventry (New Version)
B Side: Welcome To The Real World, No Emotions (New Version)

Do A Runner

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Underground Rockers 1

Brilliant first volume... a perfect combination of highly energetic & melodic Punk Rock.


Friday, April 03, 2009

Underground Rockers 2

In the late 80's the usually more Oiriented label Link records did a welcome effort to put the emphasis on UK's Punk Rock scene. It resulted in the Underground Rockers Vol 1+2 compilations.
Thought I would start with the second one....
Most of the bands featuring here were new to me at the time. Some of them became famous, some half-famous, the others remaining ignored. Fate is capricious. From melodic Hardcore to tuneful Punk Rock, you'll get your share of hooks for sure!!!

Side 1:
01. H.D.Q. "One Word"; 02. Senseless Things "Busload To Bingo"; 03. The Abs "Fear Is The Key"; 04. The Price "Shattered Land"; 05. Manic Street Preachers "Suicide Alley"; 06. Identity "Caroline"; 07. Suspect Device "Nothing To Me"

Side 2:
08. H.D.Q. "Love Alone"; 09. Senseless Things "Legal Lies"; 10. The Abs "Englebert Humperdink's Racing Pigeon"; 11. The Price "The Cover Up"; 12. Manic Street Preachers "Tennesse I Get Low"; 13. Identity "What's The Point"; 14. Suspect Device "Raw Deal"