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• LAPINPOLTHAJAT "III" LP [Havoc Records]
Havoc Records presents the third LP from Finland's Lapinpolthajat. Hard hitting Finnish punk drawing heavily on the tradition of late 70's and early 80's bands like Lama and Appendix. The cold northern regions have produced these hard, direct, catchy and memorable punk songs. Comes with a poster and with Lyrics translated into English. Pressed in Europe, North American distribution by Havoc, split release with Kamasat Levyt, Hoehnie and some other labels for Europe and Brazil.
• LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS - Collection LP [Erste Theke]
From time to time, LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS prove themselves to be the terminus of the Slime Punk Express. Blown out and covered in slime, Lumpy gnashes his way through these 12 tracks about ghouls, gnats, piss, sex pits and bad breath. In the realm of screaming, searing "throbbing idiot punk" (as LUMPY calls it), this is gold. It's fast, it's vicious, and it does not give a fuck. Total raw, warped punk just like I love it! LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS sound exactly like what you'd imagine Ren & Stimpy's latin-jazz freakout band! This band is about the filth inside, which is not to be confusedwith the darkness, it's not mental anguish and black godlusts that are spewing forth here, just the natural logistics of flesh, the slippery smelly stuff, honesty of form in the chitterlings and the old shambles. Semi-solid beings playing songs of uncomfortable physicality.
• LA FRACTION - Aussi Long Sera Le Chemin LP [Skuld]
The title translates into: "However Long It Takes". This is their 2nd LP and it was really worth the wait. Raging straightforward fast and melodic punk with some of the best female vocals I came across!! The style of singing reminds me a lot of this typical french "chanson-style" singing, if you don't know what I mean, get this and find out. Nothing really changed, but the production is more powerful than on their last already outstanding release. Comes in a nice 4-coloured sleeve with a 4 colured booklet - lyrix are translated in english for those who are not familiar with french. Essential LP!
• LA URSS - Maravillas Del Mundo LP [Sabotage]
Third LP of La Urss, a spanish 80’s style punk from Andalusia. Influenced by all bands of that time, from Eskorbuto until Familia Real, Larsen, Último Resorte or KGB. With those influences they’ve created their own style, sound and imagery. The songs on "Maravillas Del Mundo" (some of them even inspired in flamenco’s gipsy music) and the art and lyrics, wich talk about the daily absurds and social miserys, were inspired by the local social enviroment and the current social political situation. Mid Tempo, 0% Hardcore. Dark and melodic, but not post-punk. Latin but not danceable. Dramaticbut not overacted. I think you must buy it.
• MISFITS - Die Die My Darling (Maxi 12") 12”ep [Plan 9 Records]
The Die, Die My Darling single was Misfits sixth single and it was released on Glenn Danzigs own Plan 9 records label in May of 1984 (seven months after the band had broke up in October of 1983). The song is titled after the 1965 hammer horror film Fanatic, which had been released in the United States under the title Die! Die! My Darling! The cover of the single is derived from the cover of the September 1953 issue of the comic book Chamber of Chills. The back cover artwork was created by artist Pushead. The title track was recorded in August 1981 during sessions for Walk Among Us, but was not included on the album. We Bite and Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight were recorded in a different session in October 1982.
• LEATHERFACE/HOT WATER MUSIC split LP [BYO]
"This split LP, recorded in three days in 1999, seems as miraculous as it is a godsend. Because they were one of those truly astonishing modern groups that spontaneously combusted in the midst of an attenuated creative peak, Leatherface's unexpected 1993 bust-up seemed particularly cruel. Thousands of scattered souls openly mourned when the news came down that the punk/post-punk powerhouse had vanished. Perhaps after listening to the sea of old live recordings and B-sides, Leatherface's members realized what they'd thrown away, buried what hatchets needed burying, and pulled a Lazarus. The sound of this new recording recalls the spark, the lift-off, and the balls-out clear smack of Mush and the Last. Though Frankie Norman Warsaw Stubbs' vocals are mixed just a little too low to totally match those older detonations -- you have to go down into the two guitars a little to find him, making the words harder to get -- it's still such a corker, it completely corrects the muddy mixes on Stubbs' Jesse and Pope albums. And though this record also finds the quartet retreating to a stylistic territory closer to Mush and Minx, backing away from the more adventurous turf of the Last, it's too intense and exciting to even remotely quibble with. That this unexpected recording is a reality is that rarest of things: a long-shot wish fulfilled. More recent American emo stars Hot Water Music surprisingly put up a good fight, trying to be in the same ballpark with Leatherface's ashen attack, but they lack a singer of Stubbs' caliber to be appearing on the same LP as him or a tightness in playing that takes one's breath away. Better to try them on their own records, because out of this context they would sound rather powerful. - Jack Rabid, allmusic,com"
• ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES - Are A Drag LP [Fat Wreck]
Me First And the Gimme Gimmes is a punk cover band, composed of members from other punk bands (NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, and No Use For A Name). "Are a Drag", their second album, concentrates on songs from musicals and includes Science Fiction/Double Feature. For further information, refer to the overall album notes. As of this writing in 2009, the LP has been in print continuously since its release and is available directly from Fat Wreck Chords.
• MISCHIEF BREW - This Is Not For Children LP [Alternative Tentacles]
Philly anarcho-punk / folk troubadours Mischief Brew celebrate their fifteenth year not with a champagne toast, but by barreling into the bar and slamming down This Is Not For Children, their fourth studio album and debut on Alternative Tentacles Records. Recorded at Permanent Hearing Damage by Steve Roche—who recorded many of the band’s early releases including Songs From Under the Sink—it breathes and bleeds a tough spirit that could only have been born in the streets, bars and empty warehouses of Philadelphia, PA
• MEMBERS, THE "At The Chelsea Nightclub" 200g LP [Drastic Plastic]
"A hidden gem amidst the juggernauts of punk, The Members' debut showcases all the strenghts of the genre, while giving it a twist at the same time. At The Chelsea Nightclub really showcases all the strengths of the British punk scene in the '70s: witty lyrics combined with fast guitar chords, while also paying homage to their main influences. The album was released in 1979, the same year as London Calling and Unknown Pleasures; by that time the revolution had already subdued in England and that's probably the reason this record has seemed to slip under the radar of many punk enthusiasts. Nevertheless, while the album wasn't really relevant anymore on its release date, the music itself has aged very nicely and any fan of punk rock should do well to check this out.\\\\\\\" - Sputnik Music
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• NATIONAL WAKE "Walk In Africa 1978 - 81" 2 x LP [Light In the Attics Records]
The South Africa of the late 1970s was neither the right place nor time to launch a mixed-race punk band. Yet, following the student-inspired Soweto Uprising of 1976, it was also exactly the right conditions to foster a band like NATIONAL WAKE, one formed in an underground commune, and one whose very name exists in protest at the divisive, racist apartheid regime. Never before collected together, Light In The Attic is set to release National Wake’s full body of work as Walk In Africa 1979-81. Featured heavily in the Punk In Africa documentary, National Wake played punk, reggae and tropical funk, equally at home in the city’s rock underground and the township nightclub circuit. IVAN KADEY started the band with two brothers, GARY and PUNKA KHOZA. The three were from different worlds—while Ivan was an outsider, a Jewish orphan born in the traditional Johannesburg immigrant neighborhood, Gary, Punka and their family were forcibly moved to the troubled township of Soweto under the apartheid regime. Later joined by guitarist STEVE MONI, the whole band grew up against a backdrop of township unrest, social upheaval and suburban tedium \\\\nthat characterized apartheid-era South Africa. National Wake released just one album, in 1981. It sold approximately 700 copies before being withdrawn under government pressure. The band \\\\nsubsequently disintegrated, but their influence could be traced in the racially mixed post-punk underground centered around Rockey Street in Johannesburg throughout the 1980s, their legacy \\\\ntransmitted through fanzines and underground cassette trading.
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• NATO "Korjaa Kaiken" 12" LP [Svart]
Complete recordings by the early Helsinki area based punk rock band NATO, well known as the first band of Jore Vastelin (Musta Paraati, Silmät, Nolla Nolla Nolla...), who played drums in the band early on. Features the demos and also tracks taken from compilation 7" EPs Pultti and Propaganda.
• THE NATURE "Din Medicin" LP [Skrammel Records]
Hard to define - impossible to resist. Their live shows are famous for being short and bristling with energy - now they finally etched their post-punk/grunge to vinyl. Similarities with band such as Wire, Cortex and BrÃ¤nda Barn.
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• NURSE - Discography 1983 – 1984 LP [La Vida Es Un Mus]
Back in 1983 Tokyo’s NURSE released what probably is the first Japanese all female hardcore record on the cult label Incest Records (INC-002). A red 7” Flexi which showed 4 innocent looking girls on the cover but displayed an unheard amount of ferocious hard hitting hardcore punk on the 8 songs Flexi produced by Baki of EXECUTE/ GASTUNK. The Following year the almighty ADK Records added them to their roster releasing a 5 track EP (ADK-13E ) produced by label owner Tam of TYPHUS/ STALIN fame. The speed went down a notch but the rawness and aggression was still there. Sadly that record marked the end of NURSE’s recording career. Had they released an LP they’ll be heralded as highly as COMES which usually is the first band that comes to mind to most people when thinking of female fronted Japanese bands. After years of their recordings been deleted on vinyl, both singles becoming absolute staples on any Japanese punk want list and the band’s underground following growing, La Vida Es Un Mus decided to repress both 7”s on a heavy weight LP to make sure a new generation discover the excellence of one of the all time great under rated bands.
• NOFX/RANCID - Split Series #03 (BYO) LP [BYO]
This 3rd Volume of the BYO Split Series features two of the most infamous punk bands in the world, NOFX and RANCID. The twist on this one is that each band has gone into the studio to record six of the other band songs. Neither one revealed which songs they were going to do, so the mystery became even more of a reason to get more bold on song selections, and the outcome is amazing. The contrasting styles of both bands make the songs that much more interesting, and the self produced efforts bring forth all the energy and fury that punk rock is built on.
• NEW YORK DOLLS - Self Titled LP [Mercury]
A timeless debut album from 1973 by the anointed group of proto Punk -New York Dolls. Their song titles alone have inspired Glam and Hair Metal groups over the last three decades. The Todd Rundgren production and mix is guitar heavy and drums light (not necessarily a bad thing) that captures the group's attitude perfectly. David Johansen is miraculously captured in all of his glorious Lower Manhattan attitude. The album as a whole is a reminder to the great power of straight ahead Rock that needs to be awakened every few years when slick production and complacency begin to dominate the genre.
• PERE UBU "THE MODERN DANCE" LP [Fire Records]
"Pere Ubu, that’s who. Cleveland’s “avant-garage” (their term) band was formed in 1975, when influential protopunkers Rocket From the Tombs imploded, leaving maniacal vocalist David Thomas and guitarist Peter Laughner to form Pere Ubu along with guitarist Tom Herman, bassist Tim Wright, drummer Scott Krauss, and synthesist Allen Ravenstine. Rocket From the Tombs played it ferocious and fast; Pere Ubu, on the other hand, played it loud and strange. Their 1978 debut, The Modern Dance, combined a few relatively straight-ahead rockers (“Non-Alignment Pact,” “Street Waves,”) with all manner of weirdness: odd and frenetic vocals by Thomas (aka “Crocus Behemoth”), strange and deviant synthesizer noise from Ravenstine, free jazz skronk, musique concrete, and distorted guitars, all of it seemingly based on the presumption that twisted music makes for twisted minds. Or should that be vice versa? " - thevinyldistrict.com
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• PROPAGHANDI - Less Talk More Rock LP [Fat Wreck]
When legendary Canadian punk band Propagandhi released their sophomore album, Less Talk More Rock, 20 years ago, life for the band changed dramatically. Half of their early skater-bro audience vanished, turned off by the band’s increasingly openness about its political views. Bigots and outright Nazis turned up at their shows, hoping to start a fight with the band. The album was antagonistic, particularly to Propagandhi fans who had little interest in being challenged, musically or politically, beyond their comfort zone of vaguely angry punk that was cool to mosh to.
• RADIO BIRDMAN "Radio Appears" LP - AUSSIE PRESSING [Trafalgar]
Radio's Appear was Radio Birdman's first full length album. Recorded piecemeal over 1976 and early 1977, on weekends and nights when their home studio (Trafalgar) had no paying customers, it was finally released on the Trafalgar label, created specifically to release their records. In addition to mail order, the album was literally distributed by hand and out of the back of cars. The band thus wrote the Australian handbook on DIY independent music. It was hailed as a breakthrough album in Australian music, a turning point after the scene's early and mid-seventies stagnation. Radio's Appear was given a 5 star review in Rolling Stone, and the album gave the band a needed boost to depart Sydney as a national touring entity, while still maintaining their renegade status. 140 gram standard black vinyl; standard jacket with printed inner sleeve; comes with a download card; Re-mastered from original tapes. For fans of MC5, The Stooges, & The Saints. No export to AUSTRALIA or
• RADIO BIRDMAN "Radio Appears" LP - US Pressing [4men with beards]
US version of this Aussie snotty Rock n Roll band that should by new had been recognized by many of us. The US version come with a 180g Black Vinyl and a totally different cover from the Australia pressing. "Originally released in 1977, Radios Appear, is the debut album from one of most important Australian bands of all time. Though they are often lumped in with the punk-rock sound of their contemporaries in London and New York, they actually owe more to the earlier sounds of Detroit, specifically the Stooges and the MC5. Their debut is a scorching piece of snotty rock and roll unparalleled in their country or beyond."
• SNFU "IF YOU SWEAR YOU'LL CATCH NO FISH" LP [BYO records]
This is most certainly the best SNFU album that the group ever would make, and it's experimental punk rock at its absolute finest. If You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish contains only highly energetic, highly inspired punk music that has not been matched by them in their 32-year history, and it certainly surpasses much of the work of other artists. SNFU never resorts to using anything obvious on this release, instead opting to do things that hadn't previously been done by them, or anyone else.
• RUBELLA BALLET - Planet Punk LP [Overground Records]
Rubella Ballet released their first single ‘Ballet Dance’ back in 1982 and also in the same year released their debut album, ‘Ballet Bag’, a creatively packaged cassette only album. They released a further two studio albums and four singles as well as various compilations. This is their first album of new material since 1986's ‘If’. Opening with ‘Planet Punk’ it’s immediately obvious that Rubella Ballet have dramatically altered their sound from that of their inception; we get a robust, propulsive cyber-punk backing whilst Zillah nails her colours to the day-glo wall, before vocal samples from 9/11 news reports open ‘All Potential Terrorists’ a savage critique of the US Administration version of events built around an insanely catchy semi industrial guitar riff, and multi-track vocals – the inspiration for the lyric stemming from as a chance meeting with two whistle-blowing MI5/6 agents who had been monitoring their political activities in the 80s and were now working with William Rodriguez, a caretaker at the twin towers who had dedicated his life to telling the world what he believed really happened during 9/11.
• RAS - Ras1 LP [Skrammel Records]
Retro sounding, still refreshingly fresh Swedish punk with all attitude needed. Members of Manikins, Henry Fiatâ€™s Open Sore, and Unabombers. First (the yellow one) album out of the two that were released simultaneously.
• RATA NEGRA - Oido Absoluto LP [La Vida Es Un Mus]
RATA NEGRA from Madrid deliver twelve songs of dark, crude and moody punk on their debut LP. Formed of members from JUANITA Y LOS FEOS and LA URSS this power trio have distilled the negativity and uncertainly of the young Spanish generation and transformed it into perfectly crafted punk songs. Sharply turning snaps of daily life into melodic anthems for a doomed generation, musically RATA NEGRA fence between dark melodic OC punk a la RIKK AGNEW solo debut album and Spanish Punk ’83 via KGB/ VULPESS. Imagine the non keyboard tracks of Yugoslavian KAOS mixed with LA’S X melody, add to it a layer of distortion and a dose of vital desperation and you get close to RATA NEGRA’s sound. Oído Absoluto comes housed in a reverse board sleeve with printed inner. Both designed by guitarist Fa of Croke Studio and it is released as a collaboration between Beat Generation in Madrid and La Vida Es Un Mus Discos in Hackney.?
• RATOS DE PORAO - Crucificados Pelo Sistema LP [Beat Generation]
Ratos De Porão's Crucificados Pelo Sistema (1984) contains all the fury, the frustration, the rage and the pain of four young ones against the system in a country that was in the midst of a change from Third World to trying to fitting into a new social order. The projected image of Brazil with its beautiful mulatas, exotic beaches and tropical fruit drinks filled them with disgust, living there in one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America. Their reality was brutal and they wanted to scream it at the entire world. Sixteen songs were formed on the same base as what would later be called "D-beat." The Finnish bands from the '80s were really important in the Brazilian punk scene, just as Discharge was. Simple, fast and straight to the point. Two classic songs have been added for this special occasion, recorded for the classic Ataque Sonoro compilation (which also contains Brazilian pioneers such as Virus 27, Colera, Armagedom or Lobotomia, amongst others). 180 gram vinyl. Housed in a gatefold with pics and musings by Gordo. Reissued by Beat Generation.
• RANK/XEROX - s/t LP [Sabotage records]
This is an repress of the northamerican version wich came out on "What a Mess records" in 2011. It was sold out for a long time and available again, cause its soooooo goooooddd... Debut album from San Francisco post-punkers Rank/Xerox. The album follows a now-out of print four-song 7" and a split cassette with Grass Widow. The sound is one of post-punk tension, messy but vaguely pop in a fractured fashion, guitar scratchers and synth screamers. The record inhabits darker, danker spaces than previously, damaged dirges seep out from a confused consciousness, and are stared down by obtuse ragers and disorienting excursions into the synth zone. The LP was recorded in a Chinatown dungeon by San Francisco luminaries Eric Bauer (aka King Riff) and Ty Segall.
• REGULATIONS "Self Titled\" LP [Havoc]
Regulations follow up their two super hot 7"s with a full throttle full length of catchy hardcore punk rock. Featuring ex members of ETA, these guys left the wild thrash of their youth behind for a more song driving approach to hardcore. The result was a return to the early LA hardcore roots style. Regulations jam in the crucial style of early Black Flag, Circle Jerks, or Adolescents.
• SNFU - And No One Else Wanted To Play LP [BYO]
PUNK-ROCK. Finally back on vinyl after years. "...and no one else wanted to play" is the debut full-length from one of Canada's finest punk bands. This was originally recorded in 1984, has gone through cover art changes (this is the 3rd version) due to legalities.... One of These songs still hold tried and true today!
• THE DILS "CLASS WAR" LP [BACCHUS ARCHIVErecords]
The Dils were the most political American punk band active in 1977, They came across as Commies, which was very controversial at the time. Pretty much influenced by the punk rock & roll version of The Clash
• THE RUTS - Babylon's Burning 2xLP [LTEV]
Deluxe limited edition DOUBLE-LP on COLOURED VINYL. The Ruts was a popular English reggae-influenced punk rock band, notable for the 1979 UK Top 10 hit 'Babylon's Burning' and the classic debut- LP 'The Crack'. The 'Babylon's Burning' release features bothj 'In A Can', a classic Ruts compilation album, and 'Live & Loud', originally released in 1987 as part of the Link Records series of the same name.
• TERRIBLE FEELINGS - Shadows LP [Deranged]
The album was recorded at Tambourine Studios in their hometown, in January 2012. Co-producer Erik Sunding spurred them to use more than ten different guitars and amps, a quirky violin bass played over a massive amp from the 70s, old beat up drums, farfisa, hammond, piano and tons of rippling percussion. The outcome is 12 quite different songs, somehow all tied together by a common notion; walking hand in hand towards a bleak future. For those with a weakness for melancholic yet danceable punkrock, this record might just prove to be an essential staple in any collection.
• TERRIBLE FEELINGS - Tremors LP [Deranged]
Terrible Feelings – Manuela, Anton, and Andy – from Malmö, Sweden have existed since 2009. Like so many others before them, the band sprung out of late parties, drunken philosophical discussions, punk rock, power pop, and friendship. April 2015 will see the dawn of “Tremors”, the band’s second full length. Recorded by Joakim from MF/MB/, mastered by Linus from Element (GOAT, etc), and with stunning artwork by Robert Hurula.
• TOTAL CHAOS - Pledge Of Defience LP [Epitaph]
After a self-released single and full length LP, a Latin American tour, a debut album on Epitaph (1994's ear-shattering Pledge of Defiance), numerous arrests for Punk and Disorderly conduct, and a shitload of Food Not Bombs charity shows, Total Chaos' five years of existence in smelly Ontario, CA have culminated in the release of Patriotic Shock. Pledge of Defiance was the toughest and most deviant record ever released on Epitaph, but with the addition of Germ on guitar, Total Chaos has created a slab of the crustiest punk rock plastic ever recorded. 13 songs of vitriolic angst directed toward the bigwigs on Capitol Hill, racists, Nazis, conformity, and other ills of society.
• UK SUBS - Punk Essentials LP [Cleopatra]
2010 marked the fifth decade in which the U.K.Subs had continually graced the punk rock scene. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976. Starting out as The Subversives, the name was shortened to The Subs and then changed to U.K.Subs, with the prefix taken from the first Sex Pistols single "Anarchy In The U.K." Cleopatra Records is pleased to offer up this rawkin’ 13-track collection of essential tracks by the British punk heroes featuring the signature guitar work of original Sub Nicky Garratt on such classics as “Stranglehold,” “Police State,” and “Endangered Species” among others!
• UNA BESTIAL INCONTROABLE - Metamorphosis LP [LaVidaEsUnMus]
Since emerging fully-formed at the end of 2012 Una Bestia Incontrolable have opened up a place for themselves among the very best hardcore-punk bands in the world. International hardcore is in rude health at the moment but while some indulge in enjoyable well-crafted genre exercises, a crushing mosh-part here, a studied d-beat there, UBI have developed a sound that's compelling and punk, but clearly apart from the autophagic morass that is often punk in the internet age.
• UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE "Observant com el món es destrueix" LP [La Vida Es Un Mus]
Barcelona's UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE came out of nowhere a few months ago. Within a few weeks of their existence they had recorded a promising demo of experimental noisy hardcore, played a few shows in UK and Spain and started working on their debut album. Barely 6 months later they give birth to "Observant Com el Món es destrueix". A 9 track LP integrally sang in Catalan and with a psychedelic approach to their previous bands sound (GLAM/ ATENTADO/ DESTINO FINAL / INVASION/ CROSTA amongst others). Their primative anthems of nature seeking dreams are distorted, repetitive and heavy at times. With their boots firmly stuck in hardcore based while keeping the overall sound free of any boundaries and styles. The artwork by guitarrist Guillem el Muro reflects the spirit of the album perfectly. An explosion of hardcore between day dreaming of peace and nightmares of reality.
• V/A CARY ON OI! LP [Let The Eat Vinyl]
Limited 140gm white vinyl LP repressing of this classic 1981 Oi/Punk compilation. Includes tracks from the Business, Infa Riot, Peter & the Test Tube Babies, the 4Skins, the Last Resort and many \others.
SONG LIST: 1. Garry Johnson - United || 2. JJ All Stars - Dambusters March || 3. The Business - Surburban Rebels || 4. Infa Riot - Each Dawn I Die || 5. The Partisans - Arms Race || 6. The Ejected - East End Kids || 7. Peter & the Test Tube Babies - Transvetite || 8. Blitz - Nation on Fire || 9. The Last Resort - King of the Jungle || 10. The Gonads - Tuckers Ruckers Ain Suckers || 11. The 4-Skins - Evil || 12. The Business - Product || 13. Red Alert - SPG || 14. Oi! the Comrade - Guvnors Man || 15. Peter & the Test Tube Babies - Maniac || 16. The Ejected - What Am I Gonna Do || 17. The Partisans - No U Turns || 18. Blitz - Youth || 19. Oi! the Choir - Walk on.
• V/A Decide on Change LP [Mountain Collective]
"A solid compilation featuring exclusive and not-so-exclusive material from an international line up. Tracks from Straight to Hell, Scholastic Deth, Esperanza, Cockraoch, Self Defense, Diallo, Something in the Water, Totalitar, Balance of Terror, Last Security, Melee, and Vuur. Slick cover art, layout, photos of the bands and an informative essay about the purpose of this record. This compilation was released as a benefit effort for NYC More Gardens Coalition, an organization struggling to preserve 600 of the 740 current public gardens in NYC facing destruction by the city and real estate developers. Good rock and a good cause--definitely worth checking out.
• V/A I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT compilation LP [Mountain Collective]
"HOLY SHIT! This is what a compilation should be like. Very reminiscent of early Ebullition releases. It excites me to see a compilation with a purpose! This compilation is raising funds to encourage the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. An incredible booklet (similar to the Give Me Back compilation or the Downcast LP) with tons of information (footnotes to boot) and suggestions on ways to do your part and get involved. As for the music (who really cares at this point), there are a few standouts in my opinion. Botch really tears shit up with an incredible song. Milhouse and In/humanity also contribute good songs. Other featured bands are Merrimac, Amber Inn, Closure, Guyver-One, Breakwater, Slow Side Down, Bor, Perilisium Cantos and Curll . Lest I forget the magnificent cover art work?! The depiction of a direct action stoppage of a public beheading. Genius. ACTION IS EVERYTHING!! Get this, it deserves your support.
• V/A GUILTY OF BEING DIY 12" LP [Fillfero Records]
A DIY compilation that feature 22 bands from around European region. Half of the bands here contribute an unreleased song and another half having it anywhere else. A diverse compilation of all sort of hardcore / punk music. Come with free CD-R with the same songs inside. Here is the tracklisting:
A1. The Capaces - Born To Punk || A2. Sniffing Glue - ..And You(I´m Not All Right) || A3. K´e-k´e-m - Sabbathical Years || A4. Illinoise - Blood And Ashes || A5. Drama - Rompiendo El Silencio || A6. Adrenalized - Fastest Way To The Mainline || A7. Fuckland - (Fuck´Em All &) Hang ´Em High || A8. Metralleta - Pertxenta || A9. R´n´cs - Go To Hell || A10. Teething - Kill The Pope/Bad Seed || A11. Die Schwarzen Schafe - Das Ist Nicht Mein Punk! || B1. Elpuntodevil - La Revolucion Interna Mira De Reojo A Todo Lo Que Le Rodea || B2. Burning Lady - Wasted Time || B3. Estricalla - La Insurreccion Que Viene || B4. 466/64 - Monstruo || B5.Danger!Man - The Blame Game || B6. Attentat Sonore - 25/Seconde || B7. The Outsiders - Eso Es Asi || B8. Errör - Sucios Bastardos || B9. Siamese Triplet - Small Toulouse || B10. Anxiety Attack - About Frustration || B11. Zinc - Depresion.
• VARIOUS PUNK 45: KILL THE HIPPIES! 2xLP [Soul Jazz Records]
The Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and proto-punk 45 singles from the likes of Pere Ubu, The Zeros, The Randoms, Electric Eels, The Pagans, The Deadbeats, The Lewd and many more - a lightning rod journey across the states of America - Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Akron, New Orleans, Philadelphia – tracing the rise of punk music in these various towns and cities. The album comes complete with extensive text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and is also available as a limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double gatefold-sleeve vinyl editions with full sleevenotes. This is also the first release that Soul Jazz Records are making available as a worldwide digital release.
Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young - Underground Punk in the United States 1973-80 is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series of album releases coinciding with" -souljazzrecords.co.uk
• V.A GIRLS WITH GUITAR LP [Ace Records]
This entry in Ace’s HIQLP range comprises a dozen hot nuggets from their popular “Girls With Guitars” CD series, each one hand-picked with vinyl lovers in mind. The collection features some of the finest guitar-toting all-girl bands of the 60s, including Goldie & the Gingerbreads from New York, Los Angeles sister act the Girls, the Debutantes from Detroit, the Liverbirds from Merseyside and San Francisco’s Ace Of Cups, all of whom give their male counterparts a good run for their money.Written by guitarist Carol MacDonald, who also shares lead vocals, ‘Please, Please’ shows off Goldie & the Gingerbreads’ beat credentials at their finest, while the Girls sound as ice-cool as they look on ‘My Baby’, penned by singing drummer Margaret Sandoval. Like numerous other girl bands of the era, the Debutantes were veterans of the Vietnam touring circuit. Before embarking on their far-east adventure they had time to cut a rousing version of classic dancer ‘Shake A Tail Feather’. One of Britain’s few female bands (as opposed to girl groups), the Liverbirds pay homage to their inspiration Bo Diddley, whereas the Ace Of Cups’ ‘Stones’ features the Hendrix-endorsed axe work of Mary Ellen Simpson. Elsewhere, Gail Harris, backed by the Wailers, lets rip with a raunchy live recording of Ike & Tina’s ‘I Idolize You’, Raylene & the Blue Angels give Johnny Kidd & the Pirates’ ‘Shakin’ All Over’ a vigorous reworking, Colette & the Bandits tell it straight in the Shel Talmy-produced ‘A Ladies’ Man’, bad girls She snarl their way though the excellent ‘Outta Reach’, multi-national combo She Trinity’s ‘Climb That Tree’ verges on heavy rock, the What Four come across both alluring and threatening on ‘I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy’ and the Beas get a buzz going on the jangly Bangles-esque ‘International Girl’. Wasting no space, the inner bag features notes by compiler Mick Patrick and an array of great photos.
• v/a CRITICAL PEDAGOGY LP [Six Weeks Records]
An interesting look into the lives of teachers in punk bands from around the globe. The huge booklet contains writings on the state of education internationally and how these punks relate to being in the system and yet fighting against it within the school system. Bands included are: Sid Vishnu, Abstain, Destroy Everything, Millions Of Dead Cops, Countdown To Putsch, Powerball, Leopold, The Dread, Reina Aveja, Seein' Red, Jilted, Cluster Bomb Unit, John Holmes, Sausmigie Rukisi, Hers Never Existed, The dairy Queens and Counterpoise.
• WIPERS "Over The Edge" LP [Jackpot Records]
2014 repress. "The bleak, hard-driven third LP by the Wipers (originally released in 1983) offers Greg Sage at his most chased and breathless, lashing out with sharp staccato notes as if melody were his only defense. While their debut LP provided the blueprint for grunge, and their second album recast the band as one of America's premier postpunk bands, it's Over The Edge that best exemplifies the Wipers' sound. The jagged, effortless guitar lines, the paranoid lyrics and raw-throated vocals and the taut, unified rhythms that define their sound bleed together most clearly on this LP, and it stands as both the best entry point for new fans and the most prevalent favorite of diehards. Since Jackpot Records began our Wipers vinyl reissues in 2006, we've been inundated with requests for a reissue of Over The Edge. After two years of labor, including an immaculate remaster from the original tapes by Greg Sage, we are proud to present Over The Edge, pressed on audiophile grade vinyl and packaged in a deluxe, tip-on sleeve."
• THE WANKYS "Knock One Out" LP [SPHC records]
Third LP by these lovely arseholes. A little less noisy than past efforts, and a little more silly. Three English gentlemen, ex-members of all your favorite UK bands, goof off and have a bit of pervy old guy fun. But despite all the silliness, they manage to write both really catchy mid-tempo snotty punk anthems and really chaotic, harsh short/fast/loud hardcore numbers that capture their noise spirit. Obviously to be filed next to your Swankys records, but I think the Wankys have found their own noise-punk niche in the past few years, developing their own unique sound, style, and attitude unlike any other. I guess that's what the insight of age/experience can give you.
\\\\nFeaturing member of EXTREME NOISE TERROR & VARUKERS among other bands.
• X "X-Aspirations" LP [Ugly Pop Records]
The Sydney band's 1979 debut is one of the all-time great Australian records, a devastatingly tough yet diverse album featuring 14 tracks of superb punk rock, equal parts wiry tension and savage release. This antipodean classic has fallen out of print again in recent years but should always be available, so Ugly Pop is very pleased to bring it back into print with new insert and excellent remastered sound!
• ZERO BOYS Vicious Circle LP [Secretly Canadian]
Flat out one of the best records ever made. A Punk Rock Hardcore classic that is a must have. Makes your blood pump and ears bleed in a fantastic way. Every song on this is great this is what Rock n Roll was Ment to be. So quit bieng a poseur and forget the crappy free day wanna hes. Buy this album and you can throw away every other record or cd you have this is the last album you will ever need.
• ZOUNDS "The Curse of Zound" LP [Overground Records]
Zounds formed in Reading in 1977 releasing their first single Can’t Cheat Karma on Crass Records in 1980. This early association with Crass meant they were key figures in the bourgeoning anarcho-punk scene along with The Mob, Poison Girls, Flux of Pink Indians and many others.Moving to Rough Trade Records the band released their first album The Curse of Zounds in 1982, recording and mixing the LP within five days. The cover art, by anarchist artist Clifford Harper, featured a painting of fire fighters apparently trying to put out a blaze at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. However, the picture continued onto the back cover, which showed that in fact they are spraying the fire with petrol, thus feeding it.
Someone must have slipped one of those post-anarcho-syndicalist pamphlets in with these guys’ Beano comics! This is sturdy, above-average English pop-punk with some surprisingly infectious hooks.But the foursome ain’t just disaffected youngsters lookin’ for a kiss (or any ol’ white riot) – they’re searching out the meaning of life in the post-industrial capitalist system. As long as you’ve got thetunes, fellas – go for it! – Trouser Press!
\\\\nThe album is now seen as a classic of the genre and one of the most inspirational albums of the post-punk period.This is a limited pressing of 500 only on white vinyl, which closely reproduces the cover, inner bag and labels of the original.
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