Thursday, April 04, 2024

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - @ London/Polytechnic 25.06.1981

After a long time, I'm back in this theater for a short time and first: all re-upp requests are fixed. I hope I can devote more passion to blogging again in the future, but at the moment I don't have the drive for it, but wdthtc isn't dead! After the Upstarts were persuaded by the major label to create their fourth album with a pop producer and thus offended every Oi!/Punker, it was time to quit from EMI and they released this live album after this unsuccessful excursion , which the band apparently agreed with because they probably still had to to this because it was the last part of the contract, I think. In any case, this album is an absolute classic and came just right at a time when the band didn't have much together anyway and had to find themselves again, understandably. So 'Live' is full with fifteen nuggets in top quality and anyone who likes the band will be well served here, an album that should be in every well-stocked record collection and needs to be heard at least four times a year.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

V/A - Where Birdmen Flew Revisited Vol.3 1999

Before I go to the orthopedic surgeon, I take advantage of the free time and send a sign of life with the following fantastic compilation from 'Down Under', a small series called Where Birdmen Flew Revisited enjoyed a small guest appearance at the end of the Nineties and is very welcome in my house. On the one hand because I love the music from there, on the other hand their singles are difficult to obtain in Europe and yes, there are numerous bootlegs with well known bands, which are almost all essential and therefore many of the bands and songs are similar, but we had this theme before, and yet it's good that new or tried-and-tested comps are constantly being published from there and they always piques my interest. It's difficult to get hold of these records these days and unfortunately they always cost a lot of money, but it's worth it. Volume 1 is a killer and this record as well.

1.Heart Attack - WORLD WAR XXIV
4.My City Of Sydney - X.L. CAPRIS
5.No Music In The World Today - LAST WORDS
6.Who Wants To March - REJEX
7.Home Is Where The Floor Is - X
8.Toys Out Of Control - WHAT?!!
9.Darlinghurst Police - VIGIL-ANTI
10.Magic Castle - THE RIPTIDES
11.Television - THE KELPIES
12.Today's Kidz - LAST WORDS
13.Hate City - X
14.New Kid's Army - SUICIDE SQUAD
15.Catholic Ray Gun - QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE
16.Alcohol - THE PRESS
17.5 To 9 - WORLD WAR XXIV
18.20 T-Bones - WHAT?!!
19.Business Man - EXSERTS
20.T.V. Cabaret Roll - X

Saturday, March 09, 2024


Ich komme heute kurz rüber um einen wichtigen Konzertabend zu verkünden welcher heute im Exzess in Frankfurt statt finden wird und da ich zwei der Bands immer wieder gerne höre und sehe und es vielleicht einige unter euch gibt die noch keine Idee für heute haben kommt die Message eventuell noch rechtzeitig. Ich glaube, es wird sicher ein fantastischer Event und ich bin echt heiß darauf, mein letztes Live Ding ist schon so lange her, dass ich mich nicht mal erinnern kann... Starten werden Die Brennenden Wälder aus Hamburg, die mir unbekannt sind, doch ich glaube als Warm-Up eine ansprechende Wahl, ich bin gespannt. Klotzs aus Siegen, bestes Duo welches in diesem Lande herum geistert, Live stets ein Genuß. Und schließlich Fliehende Stürme aus Stuttgart, kennt jeder der sich Punkrocker schimpft und zahlreiche Alben gibbet bis dato von denen ich kaum ein schwaches nennen kann. 20:00 geht's los und ich sehe euch dort, Prost!

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Tuesday, February 06, 2024

V/A - Även Vackra Fåglar Skiter (Live) 1992

Released via Birdnest Records gives this double record set an fantastic impression of the Swedish underground scene with bands that have caused a sensation with good Powerpunk rock since the mid-eighties, all this were recorded live during Totalgalan, the 18th and 19th of October 1991. This is the CD Version and we find we also infos inside but only in Swedish. But I'm sure these little bio or liner notes express what can be heard, namely a solid selection of bands/songs that achieved a bit of fame in their country and outside of it. Check out the blog and you will find studio material for many of the protagonists mentioned here. Cool piece!

3.Can't Stand It - CHARTA 77
4.Vikingjazz - TUK TUK RALLY
5.Betongbarn - STREBERS
7.Hallucinationer - D.L.K.
8.Yellow Submarine - PUBLIKEN
9.Svart Jul - CHARTA 77
10.Sånger & Eld - TUK TUK RALLY
11.Lycklig - 23 TILL
13.U.S Of C.C - THE PAST
14.Do Anything You Wanna Do - 23 TILL
15.C.P Framför Sin T.V. - D.L.K.
17.Häxcalypso - KÖTTGROTTORNA
18.Midsommarvisa - STREBERS
19.Whats Your Feeling - THE PAST
20.Bikt I C-Dur - TUK TUK RALLY
21.Pärleporten - STREBERS
22.Doesn't Make It Alright - CHARTA 77
23.Ensam Kvar - CHARTA 77
24.Tänk Om Jag Vore... - D.L.K.
25.Sofia Dansar Go-Go - TUK TUK RALLY
26.Sista Supen - 23 TILL

- Great Thx to Fredrik -

Monday, February 05, 2024

D.I. - Horse Bites Dog Cries 1985

Second album by this California combo D.I. which was released via Reject and has been regarded by some music critics as the bands best album. and I guess it's probably close to that. I only know this one and the songs have energy and can absolutely be considered as an entertaining pleasure. A bit info from wikiDue to a typo on the album itself, many fans believe that it was released in 1985, but this appears to be false because its release was delayed until 1986 to avoid confusion with the band's then-current album Ancient Artifacts. Horse Bites Dog Cries was the final album featuring the Agnew brothers (Rikk & Alfie) and drummer John Knight (until his return on 1994's State Of Shock). Fact is, they packed twelve superbly strong pieces on this record that bring joy and ensure a heated half hour.

Sunday, February 04, 2024

ZSD - Ehre & Gerechtigkeit 1981

Today a record I thought it would already be on the blog, apparently not and since I'm in the mood for simple, hearty D-Punk today, I come to the debut of ZSD from Munich, founded in summer 1980 by Wix (vocals/guitars), Sigi (bass), Sepp (drums), which I can't definitely ignore. Released via Lächerlich! Schallplatten and filled with twenty straightforward, short and nasty songs. ZSD embodied the ideals of a Punkrock band like no other throughout practically the entire Eighties and for many, they were a role model with their radical, consistently critical attitude. And with their delicate exactly to the point lyrics - briefly and directly - they were, so to speak, the mouthpiece of the Munich Punk scene. Rightly re-released several times, this record is an irreplaceable sound document of early German Punkrock history and sets a worthy monument to ZSD. Love this stuff, a must listen!

Saturday, February 03, 2024

H.D.Q. - You Suck! 1987

Second album on Meantime Records by H.D.Q. from Sunderland, one of the most important UK melodic Hardcore bands of the late Eighties and they released five records in their life-span and I know only the first two ones. But these are powerful and pure energy. Of course this is also Dickie Hammond's (Leatherface) guitar playing, which he underlines with rich melodies and strong riffs, plus the demanding lyrics, and there isn't boredom even with three minute songs.If you haven't heard H.D.Q., you're missing out on a very influential and highly entertaining Hardcore combo. Let's see if I can answer some emails later, I'm way behind.
Maybe a second post will follow.

Friday, February 02, 2024

RAW POWER - After Your Brain 1986

The following band is one of my favorites and is always a pleasure to listen to: Raw Power. Formed 1981 in Poviglio by brothers Mauro (vocals) & Giuseppe (guitar). Through the years the band has lived through several line-up changes and the two brothers were the only stable members until Giuseppe’s death in 2002. After Your Brain is, I think, the third album which came again via the California based label Toxic Shock into the record stores and is a bit more "discreetly" than its predecessor. Tim Yohannan reviewed perfectly in MRR #38 • July 1986: "Pretty straightforward thrash as well as some Punk tunes. Lacks the overall insanity of some of their best material, but there’s plenty of hot stuff here and a lot more variety than usual." These words correspond to my impressions and with "We Shall Overcome" they recorded one of my favorite songs. Thirteen decent smashers, not so furious but still kicking ass. Essential and deserves the Italian Hardcore seal!

Thursday, February 01, 2024

KLAMYDIA - Pää Kiinni Painajainen 1992

First post this year and honestly, I didn't miss it. Real life has a lot of hold on me right now and it's more important than music (who knew?). I don't want to say much either, it is what it is and of course the blog will continue, the theater isn't closed, it is just being renovated, lots of cool records waiting for their appearance, so stay tunedLet's continue with Klamydia (Chlamydia), a Finnish combo which founded 1988 in Vaasa and the band's name was chosen because it was the worst word coming to their mind. They always been renowned as a humour-band, but they have a lot of songs criticising society, and other songs about serious subjects, like incest as well as love songs. The band's history is characterized by a multitude of changes in the composition of the members - only singer Vesku has been a member of the line-up continuously since its founding - but also by a tirelessness that has so far led to twenty-four albums and a total of well over three hundred songs. This is their third album which came via their own label Kråklund Records and was recorderd by Vesku (vocals), Vuokko (guitars), Shitsi (bass), Riku (drums). Musically, they write short melodic pieces, and I mean there are only two types of Punkrock from Finland dominant: blatant Hardcore and melodic Ramonesque sound. Klamydia tend towards the latter, but every now and then flashes of aggressiveness, not for wimps. And they're still demonstrating it live, check out when they're coming to your city.

Sunday, December 31, 2023

CHELSEA - The Punk 7Inch Collection 1998

So friends, last day of this year and it was an interesting one for me with lots of new experiences, great music and ups & downs. Big hugs to everyone who supported me, left a comment, sometimes encouraged me and to everyone who visited and recommended my theater, thank you all! Without you, none of this would make any sense, Cheers!! In 2024 wdthtc will of course continue, and as often as I find time, new stuff and re-ups will find their way herein, so stay calm and look forward to the upcoming movie programm. The perfect ending 2023 belongs to the fantastic foursome Chelsea from London who are on the road since 1976 and this superb collection was released via Captain Oi! and features all their early 7Inches and kicks twenty-three times and doesn't need more words.

Have a Happy New Year, stay vertical and be yourself!