Archive for June, 2006


Friday, June 30th, 2006

METAL URBAIN-Panik/Lady Coca-Cola ep (Cobra cob47004) 1977
Started in 1975 as the electronic instrumental group De Sade, they were heavily influenced by Robert Fripp, Hawkwind and Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music. They soon changed their name to Metal Urbain as a nod to Reed and the Velvet Underground.
“Metal Urbain was a concept, not just […]


Friday, June 30th, 2006

BABEEZ - Single (self-released, Australia) ‘77

What kinda assholes would put an abortion on the front of their record, including a ballad called “Nobody Wants Me”, then register their band name as a business?! Melbourne’s BABEEZ, that’s who. Here’s the scoop on this classic right from the horse’s maw:
“The three songs for the E.P. were […]

The Circles

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The Circles - Opening Up (Graduate Records) ‘79
Classic mod track for your summer driving.

Opening Up


Monday, June 26th, 2006

GEPOPEL - Paracide 7″ (1985)

Can´t tell much about this record, but for alot of people the GEPOPEL 7″ is one of the best early dutch HC/Punk record. It was recorded in March 16, and mixed in May 14, 1985 and it was released on Die Hard Records (#01). It comes with a little lyrics booklet […]


Monday, June 26th, 2006

ANTI/DOGMATIKSS-Una cruda confession (Tralla trep085) 2000
Another important but totally overlooked band from Barcelona, Spain.
Anti/Dogmatikss were from the politically charged , second wave of Spanish bands. Influenced by the radical politics of CRASS, and to lesser extent DISCHARGE, they mixed those ideas with their own brand of blazing thrash. As the international hardcore scene grew […]


Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Valtiokolhoosi-Olof Palme 7″ (Ann & Archie,ANN 002) Finland ‘86
Here’s another one of the lesser known Finnish hardcore punk bands. VALTIOKOLHOOSI were from Tammela and didn’t exist very long.This 7″ was their only release, together with 1 track on the ‘10 Vuotta Myöhemmin’ comp.7″ from ‘87(added as bonus).
After the band split, 3 members formed PERESTROIKA.
Ann & […]


Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

STOSSTRUPP - Kein Schoener Land 7″ (Rock-O-Rama) ‘83

STOSSTRUPP from Leverkusen (Germany) releases this 7″ (RRR 21), the “Wie lange noch?” LP (RRR20) and 3tracks on the “Die Deutschen kommen” Compilation LP (RRR 8 ) all on the “famous” Rock-O-Rama Records, which started as a “normal” punk-label, but were turned a few years later in […]

HERESY - Never Healed

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

HERESY - “Never Healed” flexi ep (Earache Records - ear1) ‘85

I’ll try to channel my inner Pushead for this one (clears throat): “As you drop the needle onto this flexi, sweating in anticipation, a rumbling thunderstorm of drums fires a supersonic lightning bolt ripping thru your skull, spraying blood, grey matter, and shards of […]


Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

WINTERSWIJK CHAOS FRONT - S/T 7″ (Krottenbeat Records) ‘86

Winterswijk is a small town in the Netherlands nearby the dutch/german border, which has a very active scene back in the 80s/early 90s.
W.C.F. stands in one line w/ all those great 80s dutch HC/Punk bands like LÄRM, B.G.K., GEPOPEL or PANDEMONIUM.
The 7″s comes in a BLACK […]

Mental Decay

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Mental Decay - s/t 7″ (Buy Our Records 003) ‘84
New Jersey band in the same league as AOD or Bedlam.The band did some more 7″s and are still active, but with the singer as only original member left.
Mental Decay have an official site:

run and hide / i’ve had enough
ship out the homeless
sandwich […]