Wednesday, 1 April 2015

OI POLLOI











































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"Multiple oi-gasm"
Year:  2014
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Rotten to the Core rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  3
Time:  10 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk      Oi!





















Just in time for their first ever West Coast tour, comes 3 brand new raging tracks of 100% antifascist nu-oi! Two songs in Gaelic and one in English. This 7" is limited to 500 copies and comes housed in a full color jacket. 
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http://www.oipolloi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/front-cover1.jpg "Dùisg!"
Year:  2012
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Active Rebellion
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Folk      Punk      Hardcore



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OI POLLOI + NIKMAT OLALIM
Year:  2006
Country:  UK , Israel
City:  Edinburgh , Jerusalem
Label:  Campary rec.
Format:  LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  15 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk




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"Ar ceòl ar cànan ar-a-mach"
Year:  2006
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  none
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk      Hardcore
























"Ar Cànan, Ar Ceòl, Ar-A-Mach" is an album by the anarcho-punk band Oi Polloi. It was released in 2006 by the band on CD and on vinyl in 2007. This is the first full-length rock LP sung entirely in Gaelic since Runrig released their "Play Gaelic" LP in 1979. This is very Oi Polloi in style musically but better than much of their recent stuff. Its an interesting debate the relevance of local languages and how to keep them real. Oi Polloi have nailed their black flags to the mast of Gaelic with some conviction and released this CD by themselves all in Gaelic.
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"Carson?"
Year:  2003
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Nikt Nic Nie Wie
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk



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https://ia801004.us.archive.org/5/items/ggg_ggg_/fuaim.jpeg"Fuaim catha"
Year:  1999
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Skuld Releases
Format:  LP
Tracks:  18
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk      Hardcore

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XBJV460HL.jpg"Total anarchoi"
Year:  1996
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Step 1 Music
Format:  LP
Tracks:  18
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk



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OI POLLOI + BLOWNAPART
Year:  1994
Country:  Scotland , UK
City: Edinburgh
Label:   Unite & Fight Records
Format:  EP
Tracks:  4
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk



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"Guilty"
Year:  1993
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Ruptured Ambitions
Format:  EP
Tracks:  4
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk      Hardcore



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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bb/Omnicide.gif"Omnicide..."
Year:  1991
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Words of Warning
Format:  EP
Tracks:  6
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Punk      Thrash Metal
























"Omnicide" is an anarcho-punk 7" EP, by the band Oi Polloi. It was released in 1991 by "Words of Warning Records". The initial run of the record sold out and was never re-released. It has been commented by the band that they were not happy with the way this record turned out (Deek's vocals in particular are very unusual), which led to the re-recording of "Victims of a Gas Attack" and the tracks "Dealer in Death" and "Die for BP" being rewritten as "John Major, Fuck You!" and "Let the boots do the talking" respectively. These tracks can also be found on the "Six of the best" compilation CD. Cover comes in the form of a 16 page booklet.
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https://ia601804.us.archive.org/24/items/anarcho_punk_anarcho/oi.jpg"In defence of our earth"
Year:  1990
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Words of Warning
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Punk      Thrash Metal


























This "In defense of our earth" is probably one the best OI POLLOI albums recorded ever but not the best. This is my personal opinion. But it is curious that in 1990, the album went unnoticed by most of the hardcore / punk community, almost nobody spoke about it. OI POLLOI take risks and move away from the typical punk and oi! music, basically to take influences from thrash-metal, but also folk, spoken words, etc. The format vinyl was really beautiful and included a booklet with lyrics and some views of the band. The aesthetics of the booklet iwas entirely of old fanzine (paper, cut and paste), but the cover and back-cover of the album have some hippie, psychedelic or even eco-pacifist influences. Anyway was and is a great album which I recommend for those who like the band and the genre.
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"Let the boots do the talking!"
Year:  1989
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Ruptured Ambitions ‎
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5
Time:  15 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk



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https://ia902309.us.archive.org/14/items/outrage-1988/out.jpg"Outrage"
Year:  1988
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Words Of Warning
Format:  EP
Tracks:  4
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk



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"Unite and win"
Year:  1987
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Endangered Musik
Format:  EP
Tracks: 12
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk




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OI POLLOI + TOXIK EPHEX
Mad As Fuck"
Year:  1987
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh , Aberdeen
Label:  Green Vomit rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  15 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk       Melodic Punk























TOXIC EPHEX come from Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. They got together in 1979 and made the vinyl debut on the "Bullshit Detector" compilation LP on Crass records in 1982 with the track Police Brutality with a kind of moderate melodic punk rock. They released their first 7”, the classic "Fallout Shelter" on local Aberdeen record label "Green Vomit records" in 1986. First few copies that appeared had a hand made black and white sleeve glued together by the band themselves as they could not wait for the proper sleeves to arrive! Also on Green Vomit was the bands debut album which was a split record with Edinburgh’s legendary anarcho punk band Oi Polloi. The band went on to release a few other singles over the years and one full length album. Over the last few years (2010) the band have been quite active and played a few live gigs again in Scotland. The band reformed originally in 1999 with Frank Benzie being replaced on guitar. The band embarked on a mini tour on Scotland with The Men They Couldn't Hang as well as returning to their second home, Shetland. This reformation soon fizzled out with Fred leaving. A completely new lineup was put together with only Dod Chiz and Frank remaining from the original lineup. This incarnation played their famed comeback gig with the Dead Kennedys in Aberdeen. The band soon split again, but were to reform with Fred and Mikey again for their 25th anniversary. The band now regularly host one off gigs. In 2006, Runnin Feart' fanzine released TOXIC EPHEX's first new recording in over 15 years, the 7" single "Civilised". Topplers records from Scotland were so impressed that they have gone on to reissue most of their back catalogue, with plans afoot to re-released everything on a double CD set.
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"Resist the atomic menace"
Year:  1986
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Endangered Musik
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5
Time:  15 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk


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https://ia802603.us.archive.org/33/items/anarchopunkecologik-1986/cover.jpgOI POLLOI / A.O.A.
Year:  1986
Country:  Scotland, UK
City:  Edinburgh
Label:  Children Of The Revolution rec.
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5
Time:  15 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk



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Saturday, 28 March 2015

JULIAN COPE








































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Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City: Tamworth
Label:   Mercury
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Post Punk

















JULIAN COPE (born 21 October 1957) is an British rock musician, author, antiquary, musicologist, poet and cultural commentator. Originally coming to prominence in 1978 as the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes, he has followed a solo career since 1983 and worked on musical side projects such as Queen Elizabeth, Brain Donor and Black Sheep. JULIAN COPE is also an author on Neolithic culture, publishing The Modern Antiquarian in 1998, and an outspoken political and cultural activist with a noted and public interest in occultism and paganism. As an author and commentator, he has written two volumes of autobiography called Head-On (1994) and Repossessed (1999); two volumes of archaeology called The Modern Antiquarian (1998) and The Megalithic European (2004); and three volumes of musicology called Krautrocksampler (1995), Japrocksampler (2007); and Copendium: A Guide to the Musical Underground (2012).
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

JELLO BIAFRA














































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JELLO BIAFRA
& THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL
OF MEDECINE
"White people and the damage done"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk     Hardcore


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JELLO BIAFRA WITH
THE MELVINS
"Sieg hourdry!"
Year:  2004
Country:  US
City:
Label:
Format:  CD
Tracks:
Time:
Genre:  rock
Style:     Industrial      Punk



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http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/605/MI0000605070.jpg?partner=allrovi.comJELLO BIAFRA + NOMEANSNO
Year:  1991
Country:  US , Canada
City:  San Francisco , Vancouver
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Jazz      Hardcore

























Jello Biafra teams up with NoMeansNo for this eight-track album, released back in 1991 after they previously teamed up for a song on the soundtrack to the film "Terminal City Ricochet." The result is an interesting combination of styles that works really well. Biafra is in top vocal form here as he lets rip sarcastically in "Bruce's Diary" and "Sharks in the Gene Pool," screaming and wailing his way through the longer tracks and there's even a spoken word part. The delivery is passionate and fierce; in my opinion it's his best recorded vocal performance. The lyrical subject matter is quite interesting as Biafra addresses radiation fallout from falling satellites, genetic manipulation and a general theme that the truth is being covered up. Biafra is at his most insane on the chilling "Chew" -- a tale about gigantic rats eating people and how society is losing its sense of compassion. It makes you wonder how he comes up with these kind of ideas. The music varies from short straight-up hardcore in the vein of Dead Kennedys' Plastic Surgery Disasters to spaced out jazz-influenced tracks complete with a horn section (basically, if you've heard any NoMeansNo albums from this time period, then you will be familiar with the sound), beefed up bass playing, crunching guitars, and production that's just right -- not overproduced, but you can hear everything clear as day. NoMeansNo play tightly on this record and while I'm not the biggest fan of their work, they sound superb here.  While I have read that many people don't think much of this album, I find that it's a great listen that I find hard to fault. A downside is that the album only has eight songs, four of which are available at the links at the end of the review. That said, if you've yet to hear this you owe it to yourself to give the MP3s a listen and see what you think. (*NOTE = this review is from HERE ).
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JELLO BIAFRA + D.O.A.
"Last scream of the missing neighbors"
Year:  1989
Country:  US , Canada
City:  San Francisco , Vancouver
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  6
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk     Hardcore



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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES



































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"The scream"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Polydor
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Post-Punk
























SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation". "The Times" cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era. Their music combined elements of punk, pop and a kind of "dark rock". The Banshees also became inspirational in the creation of the gothic rock genre. They disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as The Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.
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http://eil.com/images/main/Siouxsie--The-Banshees-Join-Hands-360512.jpg "Join hands"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Polydor
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  42 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Post Punk




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Year:  1980
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Polydor
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Post Punk       New Wave





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Year:  1986
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Wonderland
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  38
Genre:  rock
Style:     Post Punk      Goth Rock





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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

AFGRUND















































https://pp.vk.me/c625816/v625816605/1cc32/nMZrDh9lblU.jpg"Corporatocracy"
Year:  2013
Country:  Sweden , Finland, Italy
City:  Stockholm
Label:  Fat Ass rec.
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  30
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Grindcore

























AFGRUND is an international grindcore band (Sweden, Italy and Finland) based in Stockholm. Formed in 2006 by Andreas Baier as guitarist and vocalist, the band did few line-up change. People says its musical style is similar to Napalm Death, Agathocles, Nasum, Kill the Client, Phobia, Mumakil, Assück, Arachagathus, etc. with a kind of short, simple and direct songs and a lyrical themes similar to hardcore attitude. This album had quite succes and good critics, and two labels released it on CD and LP format. The track list iclude three covers of: Discharge, Nasum and Repulsion.
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Sunday, 1 March 2015

CHUMBAWAMBA




































http://www.45-revolution.com/images/shop/01486/2.jpg"Never mind the ballots"
Year:  1986
Country:  UK
City:  Leeds
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD , LP , cassette
Tracks:  12
Time: 35 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism , anti-war
Genre:  rock
Style:     New Wave      Punk



































First time I saw this album, CHUMBAWAMBA was a band which appeared on TV, radio, magazines... even in the night clubs due its hit "Tubthumping" which became a true top of the tops in 1997. But I had heard something about CHUMBAWAMBA and its relation with anarchist, pacifist and anti-capitalist organizations and even this album had been released in Spain by the basque independent label "Oihuka". So, we were not in front of the typical mainstream pop group. I decided to buy this (my first) CHUMBAWAMBA album and I wasn´t dissapointed at all. The band keep the roots and principles from its beggining, but at the same time they can to show us their talent to make very good songs which sound totally new wave, synth-pop, folk or punk. It was released by "Agit Prop" in 1986 and three years after, in 1989, by "Oihuka Records" only on cassette format. The band started its activity in 1982 as a musical and political collective mostly influenced by the punk band CRASS and also strictly musical by other post-punk bands like The Damned, PIL, Joy Division or The Fall. After some years the band took influenes from folk, pop and rock.
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