Σάββατο, 22 Ιουνίου 2013

Wipe Out! presents 12 raw greek groups (compilation, LP + single, vinyl rip). 1988.

                      (Re-upload)
   The legendary compilation of a legendary record label! 
   Wipe Out was one of the biggest independent record companies in '80's and '90's in Greece, as it released a lot of greek rock records (from punk and thrash tο electro and darkwave) by some of the greatest bands of that time.
   This compilation was released in 1988 and it contains 12 bands from all over greece (Lp plus a 7" single containing the last three bands). Psychedelic garage - punk is the predominant kind of music here - but not the only one!
   Some of the bands here are top class! Villa 21 (they play an excellent cover of Neil Young's classic "Hey Hey My My" which is ably mixed with Pink Floyd's psychedelic masterpiece "Set the controls for the heart of the sun"), Melting Ashes (fuzzy garage psych-punk), New Rose (with an almost Paisley Underground sound) and Flowers of Romance (their first appearance on vinyl with an unbelievable gothic punk elegy) are my favourites.
   Anyway the whole compilation is high quality hallucinating garage from the heart of the '80's!

  Tracklist
1. New Rose - Down to the riverside
2. Scoria - Man of the crowd
3. Brush - Obsession
4. Groupies - Lisa says
5. Panx Romana - Kykneio asma
6. Melting Ashes - The midnight bar
7. Hip T. Wah - Fear
8. Tripmakers - This little woman
9. Villa 21 - Hey Hey My My
10.Feedbacking the Grass - Evil Touches
11.Dreamrunners - Angie says
12.Flowers of Romance - Autumn kids




Download  here

Δευτέρα, 17 Ιουνίου 2013

Greek darkwave - 5 vinyl singles from the past!

Into The Abyss - International Comedy - Clown - Fear Condition - Ding An Sich.
Some new - some re-uploads.


   Into The Abyss - La Soeur D' Icare / Banner of the fray (7" single, vinyl rip). 1994.
Into The Abyss was a greek/german gothic band active through the '90's and the '00's, based in Frankfurt - Germany. They released 3 excellent albums. The man behind the band was the singer and guitar player Yanis Kalifatidis (great voice!). Today Yanis Kalifatidis plays with Penny Dreadfull. This vinyl single was released in 1994 and contains two of their best songs in different version.
Fly  





 International Comedy - No Escape / It's obvious (recorded in 1985, 7" single, vinyl rip). 2012. Plus 3 songs from the 1984 compilation "Sounds and noises of the SKG". 
This is the hidden diamond of the greek dark scene of the 80's. 











Clown - Clown / Lefka Kelia (7" single, vinyl rip). 1983
I guess you can find this in other blogs too, but i really love this single! It was the only record from this minimal synth trio, re-released by Ειρκτή records in 2012. Two anxious songs - a glorious moment of the past of the greek underground!


Download here







Ding An Sich - And.../Wandering... (7" single, vinyl rip). 1989.
Ding An Sich is one of the best greek bands, active since the '80's. This single is their fιrst vinyl, released in limited copies in 1989.











Fear Condition - One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Living in fear (1985 recordings, 7" single, vinyl rip). 2012.

The legendary 80's darkwave band from Thessaloniki. Two excellent songs. Sax and tribal drums!







All the songs are ripped from the vinyl record to wav for better sound quality (except International Comedy which is mp3 - 320 bitrate). All the files contain all the artwork! Enjoy!

Πέμπτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2013

Catastrophe Ballet - Monologues of the past and the future ( mini LP, vinyl rip). 1991.

   This is the ultra rare first Lp by this excellent german band. Cut only in 1000 copies and mostly sold at concerts is now a legendary gothic record.

   Catastrophe Ballet formed at Pitburg - Germany in 1989 and after the release of this LP they started touring with great bands of the gothic scene (Shadow Project, Cassandra Complex, Die Krupps...).

   They added some electronic and industrial elements in their music later but this first record is guitar based first class gothic rock with the influence of Fields of the Nephilim mix with the influence of Bauhaus and Christian Death. The last song of this mini LP was a huge succes in the start of their career, one of the best gothic songs of that time.




Tracklist
01. Shadow Reich
02. Somnambulists
03. Trust myself
04. Der Taucher (Father Death - Mother Life)
05. Black Fire

Monologues here



Σάββατο, 1 Ιουνίου 2013

The Vietnam Veterans - Catfish Eyes And Tales (LP, vinyl rip). 1987.

   Take this unforgettable trip to the psychedelic world of The Vietnam Veterans! The french band revived the psychedelia of the '60's under the leadership of the genious Mark Enbatta
  
 They released six albums during the '80's and this is their last studio album. Mark Enbatta himself announces the end of the band in the inner cover.
  
 Here we have a great band playing long psychedelic anthems with the keyboards having the main role as they create stunning hypnotic melodies.

The record ends with an unbelievable version of the legendary psychedelic anthem "The days of pearly spencer".
  
 Some years ago The Vietnam Veterans reunited and they released an excellent album.


Tracklist
01. Dead breams don't bite
02. Southern Comfort
03. Maybe you think
04. Time is the worst
05. Crying
06. Catfish eyes and tales
07. Medley
(a. Distant drums
b. Sea horse
c. Days of pearly spencer)


Enjoy  here