Monday May 28th 2007, 4:54 am
Filed under: Germany
Deutsche Trinkerjugend - Scheißegal EP (Love & Pils 1, 1984)
Songs about alcohol und beer-drinking: this is the Deutsche Trinkerjugend (DTJ) from West-Berlin, Germany.
This EP is one of the few records they made. Their only political song “Alkoholsteuer” (deals with the alcohol tax) isn’t on this EP, but I addes some more songs from the “20 schäumende Stimmungshits” Sampler and “Keine Experimente” Sampler, including this song.
Besides this records they made a Split-Tape with “Die Suurbiers”, which contains some rare live-records.
My favourite song of the DTJ: Kindl-Träume.
Die schwarze Else
Billy the Kid
Die große Überfahrt
Das schäumende Bier
Posted by: paule
Thursday May 24th 2007, 4:52 am
Filed under: British
Disorder - Complete Disorder (Disorder Records) 1981
I do not know too much about this band, but I do know that the complete disorder ep is the first release by this legendary punk band. They formed in the early 80s (1981 I think) in the Bristol area of the United Kingdom and are still going today in one form or another. I think Taf, the bassist, is the longest running member of the band. I think they put an lp out relatively recently, although I do not know if it is any good.
Posted by: screaming noise
Monday May 21st 2007, 12:43 pm
Filed under: other
MAD VIRGINS - I am a Computer/Fuck & Suck (Romantik records 4) 1978
Great punk rock isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Belgium (actually, BEER is…. especially the rare kind brewed by trappist monks !!!) but,1978 in Belgium was certainly a good year for the fledgling musical movement known as “punk rock”. In that year, classic records were released by bands such as THE KIDS, HUBBLE BUBBLE, RAXOLA and to a lesser extent P.I.G.Z., CELL 609 and these maniacs, the MAD VIRGINS.
Most of the bands mentioned above were highly influenced by typical, early rock-n-roll (not many “punk “influences at the time) and their songwriting and records show it. Nothing wrong with that at all, as most punk bands (no matter where in the world) started this way. Hell, Raxola were already a signed rock band when punk broke. Then theres the MAD VIRGINS…………………………..
I’m not sure where in Belgium these guys came from (or even if it was from this planet, for that matter) but there is nothing “typical” about the way this record sounds. Call it amateur coincidence or deliberate genius, I guarantee almost nothing that came out in 1978 (especially in Belgium) can touch the sheer wallop this piece of wax delivers in 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
Nowadays, when the pioneers of punks give a history lesson about their own bands, it usually starts off with something like- “We heard________ and decided to pick up instruments and start our own band, how hard could it be to play punk??” Great story, but when is the last time the first releases/records by those same bands sounded like they started playing a month before??. Not usually, as most sound like old pros. Mad Virgins may just live up to that story (if it IS their story) cuz their musical ability on this record sounds about 3 weeks old. Whatever the case, you can’t deny how goddamn CAUSTIC this record is. Twin guitarist, whose sound lies somewhere between Link Wray (who poked holes in his speakers for pre-electronics FUZZ in the 50’s) and a swarm of hungry locusts. A drummer whose “ahem”- style, sounds closer to two seperate cardboard boxes filled with drum parts (one w/cybals-one w/drums), falling down a couple flights of concrete stairs. A bass player who, masterfully keeps the songs moving from start to finish and singer who alternates from John Lydon to bored to robot/computer, all usually within the same sentence, round out this glorious mess. This lone 7″ was their swansong as they eventually changed their name to MAD V and released 1 awful 7″ in 1981. Supposedly one of the guitar players went on to be succesful as a comedian in hit Belgian t.v. show. Go figure !!!!
Both songs from this 7″ have been included on various compilations such as killed by death #4 and bloodstains across Belgium 1 & 2. There was also a lp from 1978 called ” First Belgian punk contest” which featured live material from p.i.g.z., cell 609, razors and mad virgins amonst others. I’ve lovingly included the sole mad virgins song on that lp, to this post.
There are only a handful of records that trancend the “free for all/anything goes” aspect of even the earliest of documented punk, and whether accidental or not- MAD VIRGINS deserve that honor.
I am a computer
Fuck & Suck
FromV/A-First Belgian punk contest
Up and down
Posted by: SurlyOldPunk
The 4th International
Friday May 18th 2007, 4:52 am
Filed under: Japan
The 4th International - Nichijou Sei No Hakai Wa Wareware No Gensou 8″ flexi (Naptnr Records) 1983
Put out in 1983 by their own label. I believe this flexi is called “Nichijou Sei No Hakai Wa Wareware No Gensou”, but I could be wrong, so please correct me, if thats the case. Extremely sloppy hardcore punk with a strong RED message. Pretty rare to see a japanese band play this type of music. Sorry about the missing tracknames. I even tried to google them, but without any luck, so please help me out, so I can change it.
What Is Right?
Posted by: Lasse
Friday May 11th 2007, 4:51 am
Filed under: Japan
Screaming Noise - Noise and Masturbation (Anarchy Centre) 1997
This is one of my all time favorite 7″s, although I know little or nothing about the band. This is screaming noise’s second 7″ and it was released in 1997 on the anarchy centre label, which is run by a confuse member if I’m not mistaken. Aside from this record, they had one other 7″ and a few comp tracks. This is for fans of Disorder, Gai, Confuse, Chaos Channel and Dust Noise. If anyone has any information about them, I’d love to hear it!
You all fuck off!
Sign says bitch
Posted by: screaming noise
Monday May 07th 2007, 6:43 pm
Filed under: American
Eco Guerrillas - Plodding 7″
The Eco Guerrillas were a 3-piece pollitical/environmentalist punk band from Boulder, Colorado back in the mid-late 80s. The band only put out one full-length, and this 7″, which was released just after the band broke up. The full-length was a mess of rushed timeline, lack of experience, lack of budget, and lack of skill. The band picked things up a bit over the course of the following year and put out this, much better, recording. Both releases were put out by “Noseman Records” - the band’s DIY project.
The Eco Guerrillas mostly played local shows with bands like Dead Silence, ASF, Expatriate, Bum Kon, Happy World, Acid Pigs, The Fluid, Antibellum, Burnt Fase, The Lepers, and the like. Occasionally, they played with touring groups like Dag Nasty, Dissent, and All. The band had a few dedicated fans but was not one of the better-known Colorado bands from the 80s and has been largely forgotten since.
Napalm the Rainforest
Posted by: Max
NIGHTMARE / CONCRETE SOX
NIGHTMARE/CONCRETE SOX-Split e.p. (MCR 049) 1993
Released to coincide with a CONCRETE SOX Japanese tour, what matters most about this record is the absolutely raging NIGHTMARE tracks. Anyone that’s been around this site for any length of time knows my affinity for rampaging J-core, and NIGHTMARE are at the top of the love-fest. Existing a bit later than most of the “classic” Japanese band, these guys had the perfect mix early J-core, speed, and a touch of ….ahem -”metal”. They released a great 7″ (posted HERE), some tracks on the “Eye of the Thrash Guerilla” compilation and an lp before this record, and had a couple 7″ after. Original drummer Osamoon died in the early 90’s and they took a break for awhile. They started up again in late 90’s and have been going strong ever since, with a new 7″ released in 2006 that’s pretty damn good.
Ummmm…… the CONCRETE SOX side of the record is alright, at best. These guys were pretty boring in their later years and nothing really compares to the outta control, early recordings with John March (future HERESY singer) playing drums. Not the worst stuff I’ve heard from them, but this is a 1-sided record as far as I’m concerned. Check out the” Your turn next” lp or the track from “anglican scrape attic” compilation to hear the primo C.Sox material.
Concrete Sox - City slave
Concrete Sox - Extremely hardcore
Nightmare - Annihilation
Nightmare - Find your way
Nightmare - Tragedy
Posted by: SurlyOldPunk