Δευτέρα, 20 Αυγούστου 2012

The Birthday Party - The Bad Seed (EP 12", vinyl rip). 1983.

   This EP, together with "Mutiny", was recorded in 1982 but released in 1983 and they are the last releases from The Birthday Party. All the blood and the pain and the fun is still here but this time there's something new...the blues!
   
Two of the songs here ("Deep in the woods" and "Wild world") are coming straight from the swamps of Mississippi - filtered of course by the maniac spirit of the band.

"Mostly featuring songs written by Cave and Harvey together, "Bad Seed" forecasts the imminent future of Nick Cave as a solo artist and Mick Harvey as his right-hand man in more than just title. Now down to a four-piece following the departure of Calvert, the Party weren't any less confrontational than before; the opening sounds one hears is Cave yelling, "Hands up, who wants to die?"!" (from Allmusic)


Tracklist
01. Sonny's burning
02. Wild world
03. Fears of gun
04. Deep in the woods

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Τετάρτη, 8 Αυγούστου 2012

Ruts DC - Animal Now (LP, vinyl rip). 1981.

   With their unique blend of raucous punk rock laced with reggae and dub, the Ruts were one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Britain's late-'70s scene.
   Their sole album "The Crack" (1979) is among the pure punk rock masterpieces of all times. 
  Their career was cut cruelly short by the death of their singer Malcolm Owen in 1980, but still the group released six crucial singles and a seminal album in their short lifetime. 
   They were also a powerful force within Britain's Rock Against Racism movement, ensuring a political legacy at least as vital as their music.
   The rise of the neo-Nazi National Front and its deliberate recruitment of young people, saw the bandmembers take on an increasingly political stance of their own, adding their own voice to the growing grassroots opposition to the fascist threat. 


   After Owen's death the remaining Ruts, Segs Jennings, Dave Ruffy and Paul Fox with the addition of sax player Gary Barnacle, kept things going using the name Ruts D.C and pushing the sound of The Ruts at its logical progression.
Their punk is more dark and their reggae is more dub!
This record is a forgotten treasure, one of the most fascinating records of the post punk scene.

Tracklist

01. Mirror smashed
02. Dangerous minds
03. Slow Down
04. Despondency
05. Different view
06. No time to kill
07. Fools
08. Walk or run
09. Parasites

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Πέμπτη, 2 Αυγούστου 2012

"New Alternatives" - A Nightbreed compilation (LP, vinyl rip). 1990.

   This is the legendary ultra rare first record by the famous Nottingham based Nightbreed label.
   "I started Nightbreed way back in 1990 as a hobby.  I was still in the post punk/Gothic/Death Rock band “Every New Dead Ghost”, and as part of my activities of networking in the Gothic scene, I thought it would be a good idea to put out a compilation LP made up of some of the bands I was in communication with.  A few months of hard work later the “New Alternatives” LP came out". (Trev Bamford).
   This was the beginning for a succesfull record company but also a legendary rare record because of the quality of the bands and the fact that it's the only vinyl LP Nightbreed ever released. 
 Twelve bands from England, USA, Belgium and West (!) Germany play twelve loud and dirty gothic punk songs. This is not romantic goth. It's raw stuff with guitars at the edge of punk and dirty rock attitude.


Tracklist
01. Every New Dead Ghost - No change
02. Casual Sanity - Just another track
03. Momento Mori U.K. - Face that shone
04. Creaming Jesus - Hungerford
05. Garden of Pleasures - Pandora's box
06. The Black Sky - Desecration (version)
07. Mass - Someone else
08. Sins of the Flesh - Punishment (detail)
09. The Wake R.S.V. - Storm is coming
10. Nosferatu - Bloodlust
11. Nomusic - Dumping ground
                                 12. Rosetta Stone - Chapter and verse (version)

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