Thursday, 9 July 2020

STRASSENJUNGS - Wir Ham Ne Party 7'' 1980

Legends have grown up around the Strassenjungs since 1977 with their debut album Dauerlutscher pioneer for NewWave/Punk. In 1979 bassist and singer Nils Selzer founded the Tritt label and produced the second album Wir Ham Ne Party with new musicians, and the Frankfurters became a cult band for teens and twens at parties and demos. Their songs land in the independent charts and appear on many compilations. Their rousing gigs make them one of the top ten most popular live groups. The INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN praises: "A healthy mix of humor and politically conscious aggressiveness." This is their second Single with two tracks from the second album and I think in a different mix, I sold the album so I'm not sure. Solid Punk'N'Roll with great anarchist lyrics and their third LP Los! you should grab too.

- Great Thx to Fredrik -


Wednesday, 8 July 2020

GYLLENE TIDER - Billy EP 1978

The Billy EP is a promo record from Swedish pop group Gyllene Tider, released in November 1978 in an edition of 900 copies. It should not be confused with the Gyllene Tider EP, which was released in 1996. The group was founded in 1978 by Per (vocals/guitar) and Mats (guitar/piano). Micke (drums), Göran (piano) & Anders (bass) completed the quintet. The song Billy released in 1978 helped to get a record deal, the album Gyllene Tider was released 1979 and became extremely popular in Sweden. The group's best-selling album is Moderna Tider (1981). More albums followed. The attempt to conquer the world market in 1984 under the name Roxette and with English-language titles failed. It was not until 1989 that Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson made their international breakthrough as Roxette. 1985 separated Gyllene Tider. 1995, however, there was a reunification, which was initiated by a legendary concert in Halmstad and the publication of an EP and the best-of album Halmstads Pärlor with a total of four new songs, which was followed by a tour of Sweden the following year. 2004 was marked by the band's 25th anniversary. Gyllene Tider released the new album Finn 5 Fel! and completed an anniversary concert tour through Sweden with twnty-one concerts and around 490.000 visitors. In April 2013 the album Dags Att Tänka På Refrängen was released, in July and August the tour of the same name took place. Gessles Roxette partner Marie Fredriksson acts as background singer for the title Run Run Run. On the group's website, the tour beginning on July 4, 2019 was described as final, so the story so far. Musically five cozy rock songs with piano inlays, knock me not off the chair, but why not.

- Special Thx to Fredrik -


Friday, 3 July 2020

GENERATION X - Your Generation (Winstanley Mix) 7'' 2019

A quick post because my train departures in thirty minutes. RecordStoreDay.com website shows Limited to 1500 copies. Previously unreleased mixes by Alan Winstanley from the Generation X album sessions 1978. Band here Billy (vocals), Derwood (guitars), Tony (bass), Mark (drums), excellent record, red vinyl, Chrysalis records. Re-upps will follow next week..... enjoy the weekend!


Thursday, 2 July 2020

AUS LAUTER LIEBE - Pingelig 7'' 1981

Als kleiner Bonus zum Sampler folgt die zweite 7Inch der Hamburger Aus Lauter Liebe auf ZickZack Platten und tja, ist absolut nicht so mein Zeugs. Dieses minimalistische Geklimper ist so aufregend wie ein Kehrmaschine die mich morgens aus dem Schlaf reißt. Alle Instrumente von Aus Lauter Liebe & Niki mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung von Hedwig, Kitty Cittny und Leffy Flamingo. Ich frage mich wirklich warum solch 'Musik' aufgenommen wird und zu welchem Anlaß das aufgelegt wird. Die B-Seite ist hier der Gewinner, immerhin schrammlige Gitarre mit schmerzenden Geschrei. Kann man nehmen und ein absoluter Ausnahme Beitrag. - As a small bonus to the sampler, the second 7Inch of the Hamburgs Aus Lauter Liebe on ZickZack Platten and well, this is absolutely not my cup of tea. This minimalistic strumming is as exciting as a sweeper that wakes me up in the morning. All instruments from Aus Lauter Liebe & Niki with the active support of Hedwig, Kitty Cittny and Leffy Flamingo. I really wonder why such 'music' is being recorded and on what occasion this will be played. The B side is the winner with shabby guitars and a painful scream voice. You can take it and an absolute exception post. 

- Special Thx to Reinhard -


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

V/A - Jetzt Oder Nie! 2020

Willkommen zu einer neuen Compilation aus dem Hause WDM Records, und #007 ist einmal mehr hervorragend bestückt mit rarem deutschen Untergrund von 1979 - 1986, die Daten lagen unentdeckt auf einem USB Stick den ich zufällig reaktivierte und all das wurde mir X-Mas 2017 von Herrn Reinhard geschickt. An für sich bin ich sofort dabei reinzuhören weil ich weiß, es ist immer exzellenter Stoff, doch hier lief's irgendwie anders. Nun, jetzt isser da; Part VIII wieder randvoll aus einer bunten Palette mit Pop, Rock, Punk & New Wave Goodies von diversen Singles, Demos, Samplerbeiträgen & Live Stücken die kaum jemand kennt, inklusive mir selbst. Der Titel ist jetzt nichts spezielles, mir kam eben kein anderer und so wurde es einfach der Opener und Erdbeeren mag ich gerne, so ist das Cover ebenso ein zeitgemäß unspektakuläres geworden (dem Arm geht's inzwischen wieder besser). Genug Worte, zieht euch das Teil rein und Lob oder Kritik sind wünschenswert. Part IX wird definitiv anders, versprochen.

Welcome to a new compilation from WDM Records, and #007 is once again excellently equipped with rare German underground from 1979 - 1986, the data was undetected on a USB stick that I accidentally reactivated and all of this was sent to me X-Mas 2017 by Mr.Reinhard. In itself, I immediately listen to it because I know it is always excellent material, but here it was somehow different. Well, now here; Part VIII again full to the brim with a colorful palette with pop, rock, punk & new wave goodies from various singles, demos, sampler contributions & live pieces that hardly anyone knows, including myself. The title is nothing special, no other came to me and so it just became the opener and I like strawberries, so the cover has become a contemporary unspectacular one (the arm is doing better now). Enough words, suck the file in and praise or criticism is desirable. Part IX will be definitely different, I promise.

1.Jetzt Oder Nie...Anarchie - COCHISE
2.Londons Burning (Demo) - UPRIGHT CITIZENS
3.Freizeit - DIE RADIERER
4.Hardcore - KNALLSCHOTEN
5.Kleiner Schauspielführer (Live) - EA80
6.Metro Mann - METROPOLIS
7.Blackout - BUNDESREGIERUNG
8.Das Glück - DEJA VÚ
9.Angst In Deutschland (Live) - S.Y.P.H.
10.Düngerstäbchen - KASSIBER
11.Ya Ya (Demo) - TRIO
12.Klapse - FAMM FATAL
13.Make Up - C.O.P.
14.Ich Träum Vom Krieg - INZUCHT & ORDNUNG
15.Wochenendpunk - PILLE PALLE & DIE ÖTTERPÖTTER
16.Devil In You (Live) - STAN ALLAN BAND
17.Amerika - METRO
18.Live's Been Good To Me - GRAPHIC SENSIBILITY
19.Mein Mädel - MILCHMÄNNER
20.Alles Was Du Willst - FRITZ BLITZ
21.Körperchemie - NERVÖS
22.Wildwux - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND
23.Das Macht Nichts - TÄUSCHUNG
24.Killt Bil(d)l - DIE MÄNNER
25.Too Late (Live) - NO MORE
26.Reich Wie J.R. - DIE KNIBBELS
27.Won't You Be Mine - THE TYPE
28.Kalte Steine - PARANOIA
29.GSOsterfeld - BRUTUS
30.Sentimentale Jugend - KEINE AHNUNG


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

V/A - Odd Bods Mods & Sods 1979

June says goodbye with this rare compilation from Rok Records and all six bands have never received the recognition they had deserved, in my opinion. Okay, not all songs are killers but they have charm, a solid tempo and have released little besides this record, here and there a single and ferddisch. 1996 re-issued as CD by Captain Mod with ten bonus tracks, maybe someone can send it because this rip is not sooo brilliant. No matter, Kein Bock to mess up further on the PC, enjoy the last breath and do yourself a favour and grab this Odd Bods Mods & Sods! 

1.Can't Believe Its True - THE V.I.P.'s
2.Livin In The City - SQUIRE
3.Know What I Want - SPLIT SCREENS
4.No Good For Me - THE CLERKS
5.Statik Motion - JUSTIN CASE
6.Wild Boys In Cortinas - URBAN DISTURBANCE
7.Just Can't Let You Go - THE V.I.P.'s
8.Get Ready To Go - SQUIRE
9.Just Don't Try - SPLIT SCREENS
10.You - JUST FRANK
11.When The Lights Go Out - THE CLERKS


Monday, 29 June 2020

TRAVOLTA KIDS - Veckans Brott EP 1979 + Det Känns Okej EP 1980

First I came in touch with this nice band as I found their first record on kbdrecords (one of the earliest blogs I know and one which I still follow). Check in if you looking for '77 exotic stuff and more, definitely worth it. Travolta Kids were a punk band during the big 77-point scale in Sweden. They were formed in 1977 in Åkersberga/Stockholm and were a six/seven piece band. They release their debut EP on Bröderna Surf and this record has four simple cozy garage numbers on it and you can really feel the spirit of a new subculture. In Sweden, U.K., Germany, France, etc. .. punk was born and many young and nowadays great bands were founded and the virus quickly spread over the entire planet (with a few exceptions).

The recordings here stimulate me always so I dance to kitchen and get another cup of coffee. After the EP they put seven new songs on the brilliant Bakverk 80 compilation on MNW Records. Further Bands here are KSMB and the Incest Brothers. A tour of all three bands together followed through Sweden and I'm sure those were cool gigs. The band changed the label and the second EP 'Det Känns Okej' was released on Mistlur with three cuts. This record goes more into PowerPop and I like the harmonic melodies which pull through and the sound is a bit better. In the same year they released their only full length album, again on Mistlur & is also present in the Blog. Directly after the LP the band split up. I have read the LP should be far away from their original sound and offers more shallow pop scrap. What do you think? The band features on various compilations, worth mentioning the Musikverket EP, Ny Våg 78-82 and Bloodstains Across Sweden #2A better opener for a shitty Monday is not possible today.


Saturday, 27 June 2020

MARILLION - Garden Party 12'' 1983

Today on this stormy and rainy Saturday we come to a band which fascinate me since the beginning and who delivered four solid rock albums in their early phase, their best times (1979-1988). The band was founded in 1979 as an instrumental group under the name Silmarillion, based on the book by the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien. Founding members were Steve (guitar), Doug (bass), Brian (keyboard) and Mick (drums). In 1981, singer Derek William Dick, better known as Fish, joined the band, as did bassist Diz Minnitt. As a result, Jelliman and Minnitt were replaced by keyboardist Mark Kelly and bassist Pete Trewavas. This line-up released their first 12'' Market Square Heroes in October 1982 and remained until 1988, in this year Fish left the band and Marillion became uninteresting for me. Garden Party is part of the first album and the second single by the band and Fish explains: "Garden Party is a cynical outlook, the microcosm of Cambridge where the upper class is used to uphold a plastic facade rather than a reality and it becomes and act that rather a lot of people feel the need to maintain at Cambridge." - Usable infos: the original lyrics read "I'm Fucking", replaced by "I'm Miming" in the shorter radio-friendly Single release. "Rucking" in the previous line is a rugby term; the sport is referred to earlier in the song. Fish appeared on shows such as Top of the Pops, the UK's long running chart show and, at the point where he ought to be singing the broadcastable "miming", he shut his mouth and merely pointed at his lips as the words came over the PA. The album version (which was also included on the 12" release) contained the original lyric. The song is a parody of social elitism and snobbery. The B-side is a live version of "Margaret" (recorded @ Edinburgh Playhouse, 7 April 1983) and the 12Inch includes one more live goodies of "Charting The Single" (recorded @ Hammersmith Odeon, 18 April 1983). Marillion was an excellent band for nine years, with fantastic songs that included political as well as very personal lyrics and were are not a poor cheap Genesis copy like they were portrayed by some useless music critics, these bastards have no idea and have better shut their mouths, stupid assholes. Uiii, I'm too emotional, but I can't allow such uninspired behavior. Well it doesn't matter, enjoy the music and just be calm!

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Friday, 26 June 2020

DEMENTIA - s/t LP 1984

Dementia is a four piece from Liverpool I guess (the slab was recorded there) and consisted of Jimmy (vocals), Tudor (guitars), Mike (bass) and Peter (drums), this is their only s/t output on Skysaw Records with seven songs and they remind me a bit of the legendary Instigators but they're many light years away. They play a solid mid-tempo sound but somehow, the noises doesn't infect me, it ripples like a broken tap, although the band has potential but unfortunately it doesn't flash enough in my opinion. Certainly interesting for the collectors among you and with a different background the four could have made it far. Anyway, the weekend is coming, today not a classic but rare and okay. By the way, very good cover.


Thursday, 25 June 2020

CIRCLE JERKS - Group Sex 1980

If we speak of classics, this album shouldn't be missing in any decent punkrock collection. The debut, released via Frontier Records, by the Circle Jerks is a damn blast in any way and the band's defining best work. Group Sex met generally positive reviews and ratings, and the album is a masterpiece of hardcore sound. When I ripped the record the day before yesterday it was early in the morning and the volume was accordingly and no neighbor complained and I'm grateful that they are very tolerant. You can imagine how I've been slammin' here, there is no other way with this hot music. From the first to the last note, the level is kept high, Keith's distinctive voice gives the songs so much power and the others confirm this with brilliant catchy melodies. I recommend you an excellent review on the Sputnik page and of course buying this record. Now enjoy this delicate 320k/Bit vinyl rip with all scans... and woe, one complains!