Thursday, 18 August 2022

YOUTH BRIGADE - Come Again 12'' 1992

Good news first, my turntable is working again and I'm excited. Was thinking of buying a new one but there is a repair shop in my town that solved my problem within two days. And for a blogger or ripper there is nothing more terrifying than a broken turntable, believe me. A positive intro which leads me seamlessly to the next post and it's the splendid comeback mini album by Youth Brigade on BYO Records after the split up in 1987. And these six Nuggets have it all, melodic fast and catchy songs, and if sounding great isn't enough, these brothers are pioneers and legends of the independent record label society and one of the finest Hardcore combos to emerge from Los Angeles during the Punk era. Still active as far as I know, even though the last album (the split record with Swingin' Utterscame out over twenty years ago. Now enjoy this little triumph at breakfast!

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

V/A- ABC Hardcore 82 EP 1994

Einer geht noch and we go extreme and enjoy a delicious Hardcore board of Brazilian subculture. This record came out via ABC Records and has original demos compiled which were come from practice garage sessions between 1981 and 1982. The few recordings that remains from a golden era that will never returns. You will see how great they were, but unluckly they didn't have the opportunity to be released before. There's no remasterization or digital overdubs or any studio farces. ABC Records brings you the original energy from those hard sessions. Authentic and unpolished! Comes with an extra insert with infos in english to every combo. Superb!

1.Câncer - HINO MORTAL
2.Desiquilíbrio - HINO MORTAL
3.Militar - ULSTER
4.Cafetão - SUBMUNDO
5.Não Violencia - CORTE MARCIAL
6.Liberdade - CORTE MARCIAL

- Great Thx again to Fredrik -

SHITH - Tonight She's By My Side 7'' 1980

Three piece from Spierdijk called Shith and they were formed in the late seventies and consisted of Peter (vocals/guitars), Jos (bass/keyboard), Rob (drums). They did a lot of gigs in youth-centres in the WestFriesland region. This is their first 7Inch on Loof Records with two fantastic and driving tracks which you can grab here. It has catchy pop elements reinforced by the keyboards that the band are great at, especially the title track creating brilliant vibrations. That shouldn't detract the flip, it's okay too. In 1985 the band broke up. There are few compilations with Shith, but these are worthwhile. And there is a new sign of life in 2017, a new EP Permafrost (Loof Records, 200 copies) with five songs came out, which officially released at a concert (Rock De Bok) in Wogmeer on 19. August 2017. And live, Shith aren't finished yet either. Excellent music that stands the test of time.

- Great Thx to Fredrik -

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

BRIGADE FOZZY - Krieg Dem Kriege EP 1986

Today we come to another short-lived band that has been around for about three years and this is their second and final 7Inch which came out in 600 hand numbered copies on their own label Punk Anderson Records. Surprisingly, there is a small homepage of them and I will quote a little bit background for you: Brigade Fozzy started in January 1983, formed by members of former bands Plastic Porno Band and Calling Dr. Pink, in West Munsterland. A first tape was recorded under catastrophic technical conditions, some songs were written, rehearsed and recorded within ten minutes. Nevertheless, one of their "classics" emerged from this first session: "3953". More rehearsals and recordings followed (in the drummer's bedroom), instruments and amps were borrowed from friends, and by early 1984 the final line-up was taking shape: Börned (vocals), Mani (guitars), Hermann (bass), Heini (drums). In February 1984 the band had their first gig at the O.J.C. Babylon (Hengelo/NL). One song from this first gig ("T4") ended up on the live sampler Babylon: Bleibt Fahren a year later. More gigs followed and in October 1984 the first EP (500 copies) with four songs came out called LebenslangRecording & mixing took place in one day, the songs were recorded live and without dubs and MRR wrote: "There's a decidedly '77 feel to this. Enjoyable, old-fashioned Punk with verve." 

It went on from chaotic to amateurish: Since there was no rehearsal room, the band rehearsed in the Alstätte parish home, where guitarist Mani did his community service and the village disco amplifier provided sound reinforcement. In February 1986 the second EP with five songs was finally recorded: again recorded and mixed in one day, but this time there were guitar dubs and background vocals, so an almost professional production. Because Mani moved to Berlin a little later, Brigade Fozzy disbanded in March 1986. The band gave their farewell gig at Attack/Enschede/NL on Good Friday, to celebrate their untimely demise in a fitting and festive manner. In 2020 an excellent compilation Jetzt Erst Recht was created by Power It Up Records with all studio recordings from the years 1984-1989 which documents a worthy conclusion of this delicious combo.

Monday, 15 August 2022

GIUDA - Racey Roller 2010

A few weeks ago I introduced you to an Italian band called Taxi and these gentlemen have changed into Giuda and continue where Taxi left off and my request was heard and today you can enjoy the first Giuda album. Giuda is a five-piece band from Rome that play an air-punching mix of anthemic ‘70s rock hooks delivered with the brutal force of early UK Punk, all interpreted in a contemporary and original way with relevance for today’s discerning listener. Racey Roller is a firework of ten mid-tempo goodies that I like to listen on vacation in the car. Full of positive vibes, great Rock'N'Punk stuff and I don't know why I read Glamrock everywhere? This is a real infectious and energizing slab, no ifs & buts. But maybe I don't know enough about this genre, anyway. This is a solid great debut from an interesting combo from Rome.

- Great Thx to Bristolboy -

BLONDIE - Heart Of Glass 7'' 1978

Today a classic and I'm sure all you Fotzkos know this awesome band. This goodie is featured on the band's third studio album Parallel Lines from 1978 and at the time, Blondie was one of the bands at the forefront of New York's growing new wave music scene and were accused of "selling out" for releasing a disco song. According to Harry, "Heart Of Glass" made the band pariahs in the eyes of many of their fellow musicians in the New York music scene. The band was accused of pandering to the mainstream that many Punk/New Wave bands at the time were actively rebelling against. She also said, "People got nervous and angry about us bringing different influences into rock." Despite the controversy, the song was a huge hit and helped propel Blondie from cult group to mainstream icons.

- Great Thx to Fredrik -

Saturday, 13 August 2022

NEUER FRÜHLING - Abendlos 7'' 1982

The swim day is over and the dry season will soon seem like a desert land but who cares. Now minimal synth/NDW stuff by this short-lived Austrian combo called Neuer Frühling from Vienna on CBS with two surprisingly catchy songs. I can't say much about the band, some information says there are only two in the band, others report five members, in the end it doesn't matter because the 7inch is cool and there's nothing more to tell. Bundesliga in brief with the first away game in Berlin.

- Great Thx to Reinhard -

Friday, 12 August 2022

FUN THINGS - Lipstick 7'' 1985

Two songs by the Fun Things from Brisbane which appeared on their highly acclaimed four track EP ("500 copies were pressed and is one of the most collectable artifacts from Australia's Punkrock era") in 1980, have been re-released by Sonics Records on this 7Inch. The Fun Things were a high school band and formed late Seventies during the heyday period of Punk by Brad (vocals/guitar/piano), Graeme (guitars), John (bass), Murray (drums). The four were a primary group behind Brisbane's second wave punk scene between 1978 and 1980. According to music historian, Ian McFarlane, Brisbane produced "some of the most anarchistic bands of the Australian punk rock era" and that it was a city nationally renowned for its ultra conservatism. After the Fun Things dissolved both Shepherd brothers eventually went on to subsequent bands. Popular guests on numerous essential compilations. Enjoy!

- Great Thx to Fredrik -

Thursday, 11 August 2022

RADIOAKTIVA RÄKER - Verkligheten EP 1993

Ohhh my dear followers, bad news: my turntable is kaputt, the needle said goodbye and now I'm standing in the woods. Even shaved legs are of little use, believe me, damn damn damn. Well, now it must the stock of friends and sleeping rips to serve and the first combo is a freshly ripped 7Inch from Sweden and the combo is called Radioaktiva Räker, a TrallPunk (Trallpunk is a Swedish subgenre Punk style that is based on trall-friendly melodies, fast drum beats and often political (mostly left-leaning) or narrative texts. The pioneers of Trallpunk are said to be Asta Kask and Strebers, however, there are divided opinions about this. Trallpunk gained increased popularity during part of the 1990s) band which formed 1991 by teenagers Johan (vocals/guitars), Danne (guitars), Jimmy (bass), Jonas (drums) in Hofors, Gästrikland and disbanded in 2003 after a small summer tour. After two demos they caught in summer 1992 a record deal with Beat Butchers and all records, three albums & two 7Inches, came out there. Their fast, sing-along melodic songs came to symbolize for many the Swedish Punk/Wave that culminated in the mid-1990s.

The band reunited on 25.09.2009, for an evening with the celebration of the Beat Butchers 25 year anniversary. This occurred on Södra Teatern in Stockholm together with a number of other bands that have collaborated with Beat Butchers.

- Special Thx to Fredrik -

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

TWINK & THE FAIRIES - Do It '77 12'' 1978

Now a little piece from Chiswick Records and this is a solid three rockin' track 12Inch. On this record involved Twink (vocals/drums), Chris, Kid, Little John (guitars), Danger (bass), Fingers (keyboards) and it's the first slab with the Fairies from Colchester. A few basics: Twink, is an English drummer, actor, singer, and songwriter who was a central figure in the English psychedelic movement. You can read on the web how this formation came about and so on, I'm a bit empty and don't want to keep writing useless blah blahs. Twink has been in the music circle since the mid 60's and is still active to my knowledge.