Tuesday, 24 May 2016

JOE STRUMMER




































"earthquake"
Year:  1989
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Sony
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  46 min.
Genre:  rock , acoustic
Style:        Rock  Folk






























"Earthquake weather" is a 1989 record by former The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. The album was well received by critics, but was not a commercial success. The majority of the album was recorded in Los Angeles, California in 1988 and 1989. It was the first time Strummer had worked on his own musical project. In previous years he had worked with Alex Cox on the soundtracks of his films "Sid and Nancy" and "Walker" in 1986 and 1987. He also worked on the production of his former Clash partner's, Mick Jones second album with the band Big Audio Dynamite in 1986. The album was released by Epic Records, sub label of the major Sony.
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Monday, 23 May 2016

SNIFFIN GLUE



































"Sniffin' Glue Compilation"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD
Tracks:  23
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock




























This box set comprises reissues of the first ten singles and EPs of the Step Forward label in their original covers. Also included is an exclusive "Step Forward" special issue of the old punk zine "Sniffin Glue". In 2007 the label "Sanctuary Records" (Universal Music) decied to make different formats (CD, box) with all this singles together with some infos about bands, fanzine, etc. 
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

HAMMERHEAD




































"Apocalypse is near"
Year:  1993
Country:  Germany
City:  Hamburg
Label:  Amok
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  18
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Beatdown




























With power and intensity to spare, beatdown hardcore trio HAMMERHEAD could as easily have been called "Sledgehammer" (even if a slow thrash metal outfit from England hadn't beat them to it). Paul Sanders (vocals, guitar), Paul Erickson (vocals, bass), and Jeff Mooridian Jr. (drums) formed the group in Fargo, ND, around 1990, and moved to Minneapolis, MN, just a few years later. Amphetamine Reptile, which is also located in Minneapolis, released all of their recordings. The band has cited Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle as a guiding influence on their loud, dark, rhythmic approach. Others have compared them to everything from hardboiled pulp fiction authors Jim Thompson and James M. Cain, to brain-pounding noise rock units Unsane, Surgery, and Bastro.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Their vinyl debut was 1991's Peep picture disc single (featuring art by ex-Replacement Chris Mars). It was followed by 1992's Load King, a tour-only single issued on gray vinyl, and 1993's live Evil Twin, another tour-only single. Their first full-length was 1993's Ethereal Killer, recorded while they were still located in Fargo. Next came the Evil Twin EP, which featured the four songs from the previous 7", two from the picture disc, and a re-recorded version of "Load King" (and was originally issued as a yellow-vinyl 10"). They had relocated to Minneapolis by the time 1994's Into the Vortex hit the streets. It witnessed the trio moving their driving, minimalist sound in a more focused -- but no less uncompromising -- direction with lyrics taking on greater importance. The Taxi Driver influence was driven home by couplets like, "Someone should clean this dirty world/someone should save the pretty girls" ("All This Is Yours") and "The rain came down/blood soaked the streets" ("Brest"). Many fans -- and Hammerhead's fans only seem to have increased since they called it quits -- consider 1996's Duh, the Big City their crowning achievement. Unfortunately, it was to be their last full-length recording, and was followed by only one more release, the tour-only Earth (I Won't Miss) single. The beginning of the end had already arrived when Sanders left the group in 1995. Other guitarists were enlisted to take his place, but none quite stuck. He went on to form more RAM (which later disbanded), while Erickson (billed as Apollo Liftoff) and Mooridian Jr. formed Vaz. ~ Kathleen C. Fennessy
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Monday, 16 May 2016

POTATO



































"... como en sueños"
Year:  2003
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz
Label:  Maldito
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Reggae



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"plantala"
Year:  1995
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Regggae




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"cronicas de Puerto Sinmas"
Year:  1992
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Reggae




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"erre que erre"
Year:  1990
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Reggae



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"punky reggae party"
Year:  1987
Country:  Basque Country
City:  Gazteiz
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Reggae



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Friday, 29 April 2016

THE VACANTS



































"Worthless trash"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Beat
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock




























Who the hell were The Vacants ? .... Their album Punk Rock goes for up to £100 and yet they are never mentioned anywhere. They only released one record and that was an album so how did they manage that deal ??? Not only that it was only released in France and Australia ! The cover is dire and the photograph on the back looks like it was taken by a ten year old !!!. Inside the photos are repeated in gatefold sleeve with bugger all else. Its not a cheap item and  would be guaranteed to sell sod all.  The picture features three men and a woman yet as we hear in the interviews they were all men and the line up they talk about seems to have conflicting members. It all a bit of mystery.   So what's the music like. Four cover versions including Beat On The Brat and its a patchy affair sounding hurried in production. Picks Worthless Trash and Half Man Woman. As the interviews show they never played live and couldn't settle on a name. I reckon they were a made up band. Rumour has it that the drummer Martin Question was Martin Chambers who later drummed for the Pretenders and in the Australian issue of the album there he appears instead of the girl in a totally different cover !! The record was re-issued under the title 'Worthless Trash' and the band members listed are: Martin Question, Dan Druff , Tim Nervous, Vincent Sharp and Terry Clemson.
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

THIS IS ENGLAND

































"this is England - soundtrack"
Year:  2007
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , DVD
Tracks:  24
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Ska        Pop      Punk





























"This is England" is a 2007 british drama film written and directed by Shane Meadows. The story centres on young skinheads in London in 1983. The film illustrates how their subculture, which has its roots in late 60's West Indies culture, especially ska, soul and reggae music, became adopted by white nationalists, which led to divisions within the skinhead scene. The film's title is a direct reference to a scene where the character Combo explains his nationalist views using the phrase "this is England" during his speech. The film cuts forward to Shaun in his room brooding about what has happened, with his mother Cynthia assuring Shaun that Milky will be all right. Shaun is then shown walking near the beach and throwing his Saint George Flag, a gift from Combo, into the sea. The original soundtrack has 24 tracks, but six of them are just spoken words, so they are not included in this download link here below (Bandcamp). Strictly musical the soundtrack is quite varied, with songs from acoustic folk to ska to reggae or punk rock. The film is frankly good and its music too.
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

N.T.N




































NO TENEMOS NOMBRE
"pesadilla infantil"
Year:  1990
Country:  Catalonia  (Spain)
City:  Barcelona
Label:  none ,
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Lyrical themes:  parody
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore       Punk





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Saturday, 23 April 2016

EXTINCTION OF MANKIND

































"northern scum"
Year:  2007
Country:  UK
City:  Northwest
Label:  Profane Existence
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  35 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Doom Metal




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"The nightmare seconds"
Year:  2004
Country:  UK
City:  Northwest
Label:  Profane Existence
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  37 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Doom Metal






























Extinction of Mankind is a UK crust punk band formed in 1992. The original line up consisted of Ste (vocals), Mass (guitar), Fozzy (bass), and Foz (drums). With plenty of practices and gigs under their belt, their first split EP with Warcollapse was released at the end of 1993. The next split EP with Doom was released in 1994. The Weakness EP was also released in 1994 and a tour of Europe with Doom was undertaken. After the tour Fozzy left the band to be replaced by Ginny on bass duties, and work on the Baptised in Shit album began. With the album recorded, the band set out on another tour of Europe with Warcollapse in 1995 and the album was released during this tour. 1996 saw another tour of Europe this time with Misery, with Marvin(Varukers) playing bass due to family commitments of Ginny. Around this time a plan to release a split album with Misery surfaced, though it wasn't until quite some time aftert that it ever happened. Early 1998 saw the recording of the "Scars of Mankind" EP. Around this time Foz left the band to be replaced by Tony on drums. Then a tour of the UK and Scotland with Wolfpack. After this tour it was decided to go the two guitarist route bringing in Scoot (ex-Largactil, Doom, HK), but things didn't work out and Mass left leaving Scoot sole guitar duties. 1999 brought a tour of Sweden and Norway with Wolfpack and Skitsystem. The end of 1999 saw both E.O.M. and Misery in the studio to record their split album Apocalyptic Crust, finally. 2000 and a tour of the West Coast of the US with Misery was undertaken, although with no sign of the album being put out. In 2001, after lots of chasing about and confusion, 2 years after recording, the album finally came out, on CD and two different 12" vinyls. A return to the US to do the East Coast and Canada again with Misery brought that the year to an end. In 2002, the "Ale to England" EP came out, this being 3 years after its recording (these were songs recorded during the Apocalyptic Crust sessions). In 2003 E.O.M. had no tours, but a few UK dates with Bomb Blast Men. The band went into the studio to record their second full length album, which is scheduled to come out in 2008, which would make its release 8 years after its predecessor. In 2004, E.O.M. recorded "The Nightmare Seconds," released by Profane Existence on CD and vinyl in the US. Around this time, the band was featured in Issue 27 of Terrorizer magazine. Gigs with Avskum, Broken Bones, Bait, Forca Macabra comprised their European tour. E.O.M. then played the Profane Existence 15th Anniversery bash with Misery, Provoked, Disrespect, Ass and Blackout in Minneapolis. In 2005 they played gigs around the UK including benefits for Stig from Icons of Filth & Wayne from Doom who both sadly passed away, 3 gigs in Finland with the mighty Forca Macabra, Riistetyt, and Unkind, as well as recording two tracks for compilations. In April 2006 they went into the studio to record Northern Scum the next full length LP, 2 gigs in italy in may & hopefully a West Coast USA tour at some point.
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