Friday, 17 August 2018

The Best of Brought To Life - 481

1. THE STAR CLUB - 'Solid Fist'
'Solid Fist' - Victor CD - Japan - 1989
Great intro - Coulda been a TV theme for a Japanese Western. There's a thought.
2. THE SLEEPERS - 'Angel In A Raincoat'
'Angel In A Raincoat' - Bat 7" - UK - 1980
Remember the well-respected Frisco band from the same era? Well, they were rubbish. This is the sole release of a Grimsby band who are still going. Well, there aint much else to do in Grimsby. Re-released on Queen Mum recently.
3. FLYING BRIX - 'Jack In The Box'
'Black Colours' - Modello 7" - UK - 1980
As promised - more trax from this quaint little 9-tracker.
4. FRICTION - 'Zone Tripper'
'Zone Tripper' - Bass Trap CD - Japan - 1997
Some later Friction. Less experimental, obviously,
5. FUTURISK - 'Meteoright'
'Player Piano' - Clark Humphrey 7" - USA - 1982
From the second E.P.
6. SHEENA AND THE ROKKETS - 'Namida No Highway'
'#1' - Elbon LP - Japan - 1979
Also known as 'Highway Of Tears'.
7. OXY AND THE MORONS - 'Dirty Harry In The Falls Road'
Flipside of 'Nice To Be Back' - Music For The Deaf 7" - UK - 1981
Their debut single. Widely purported to be better lyrically than musically.
8. THE MORONS - 'Suburbanite'
Single - Lark Beat 7" - USA - 1981
Sole single. From Albany, N.Y.
9. DEBRIS - 'One Way Spit'
'S/T' - Static Disposal LP - USA - 1976
Another great intro, but they mostly played avant garde pre-punk noodling.
10. FRICTION - 'Choke'
'Zone Tripper' - Bass Trap CD - Japan - 1997
11. THE SLEEPERS - 'TWBI'
'Angel In A Raincoat' - Bat 7" - UK - 1980
12. FLYING BRIX - 'Match Of The Day'
'Black Colours' - Modello 7" - UK - 1980
13. KENZI AND THE TRIPS - 'Bravo Johnny Wa Konyamo Happyend'
'Bravo Johnny Wa Konyamo Happyend' - City Rocker LP - Japan - 1986
14. THE NERDS - 'Only The Dead Are Smart'
Single - Self-released 7" - Germany - 1990
15. THE RYDERS - 'Let's Get Together'
'Let's Get Together' - Toy's Factory CD - Japan - 1991
16. THE DEFECTS - 'Dance (Until You Drop)'
'Dance (Until You Drop)' - Casualty 7" - UK - 1981
17. FRICTION - 'Mind Blind'
Available on the 'Maniacs' 2 x CD - Japan - year unknown
18. THE NERDS - 'Peter Paul And Carrie'
Single - Get Happy 7" - Germany - 1991
19. FUTURISK - 'What We Have To Have'
Demo - USA - 1982
20. DEBRIS - 'New Smooth Lunch'
'S/T' - Static Disposal LP - USA - 1976
21. LONDON TIMES - 'Boku Wa Litai'
'A Lethargic Era' - Captain MLP - Japan - 1986
22. THE NERDS - 'Wartime'
Flipside of 'Only The Dead Are Smart' - Self-released 7" - Germany - 1990
23. THE DEFECTS - 'Guilty Conscience'
'Dance (Until You Drop)' - Casualty 7" - UK - 1981
24. THE SLEEPERS - 'Endless'
'Angel In A Raincoat' - Bat 7" - UK - 1980
25. FLYING BRIX - 'Ken's Song'
'Black Colours' - Modello 7" - UK - 1980
26. FRICTION - 'Telegram Sam'
Available on the 'Maniacs' 2 x CD - Japan - year unknown



Friday, 10 August 2018

The Best of Brought To Life - 480

1. AUSCHWITZ - 'Love Me'
'Rule Of Spirit' - Alchemy 12" - Japan - 1987
Japanese psychedelia. Haven't had much of that for a while.
2. PRODUCT OF REASON - 'Active Repetition'
'Household Shocks' - Stark Product LP - UK - 1980
Lincoln bands if my memory serves me right. Available at: http://dieordiy2.blogspot.com
3. INU - 'Fade Out'
'Dokkiri Record' - 必要レコード LP - Japan - 1980
4. TAX EXILES - 'Rough In The Valley'
Demo - UK - 1977
From Cardiff. Rough as you like.
5. SEKIRI - 'Happy New Year'
'Push Push Baby' - Alchemy MLP - Japan - 1987
6. OXY & THE MORONS - 'Vandals'
'Hackney Musicians Collective' - HMC LP - UK - 1981
Might do one of their their singles next comp.
7. WHAT TO WEAR - 'We're The Martians Now'
'Sex, Violence And The Eternal Truth' - Sonic International 7" - UK - 1981
From a very rare South Wales comp. E.P.
8. FRICTION - 'Kagayaki'
'Crazy Dream' - Pass 7" - Japan - 1979
I've already comped the other 2 tracks.
9. THE JUVENILES - 'Scratched Blue Vinyl'
'Household Shocks' - Stark Product LP - UK - 1980
10. GENBAKU ONANIES - 'No No Boy'
'Just Another' - Tin Drum 8" - Japan - 1984
11. THE SCISSOR FITS - 'Radio Teeth'
'The Snoopies Album: The Last Remains Of A Richmond Venue' - 1,000 Only LP - UK - 1981
12. THE DIAGRAM BROTHERS - 'We Are All Animals'
Single - Construct 7" - UK - 1980
Actually, this is probably the Peel session version.
13. THE LAZY LIZARDS - 'Lost In The Street'
'Hackney Musicians Collective' - HMC LP - UK - 1981
14. S.S. - 'Mr Twist'
Live - Japan - 1979
15. DANSE MACABRE - 'Think About Death'
Single - Wild West 7" - Japan - 1988
16. FLYING BRIX - 'Uniform'
'Black Colours' - Modello 7" - UK - 1980
Might get more tracks on the next comp.
17. THE DISCOUNT CHIEFS - 'Smell Of Fossils'
Demo - UK - 1981
18. INU - 'Ossan To Oba-Han'
'Meshi Kuuna!' - Japan Record LP - Japan - 1980
19. THE SPITFIRE BOYS - 'Funtime'
Single - Impeccable 7" - UK - 1979
20. UFO OR DIE - 'Spacedisco'
'UOD' - Bron 7" - Japan - 1992
Wild shit.
21. RALPH & THE PONYTAILS - 'Splendid Stories'
'S/T' - Ponytunes 12" E.P. - UK - 1980
22. FRICTION - 'Automatic'
'S/T'- Pass LP - Japan - 1980
23. THE DIAGRAM BROTHERS - 'I Would Like To Live In Prison'
John Peel session - UK - 1980
24. THE BADGES - 'Who Made Me'
'Hackney Musicians Collective' - HMC LP - UK - 1981
25. SEKIRI - 'Kusuri Tengoku'
'S/T' - Public Bath 7" - Japan - 1990
26. TAX EXILES - '(I Don't Believe In) Miracles'
Demo - UK - 1978
27. FLADGE 200 - 'Macho Man'
'Hackney Musicians Collective' - HMC LP - UK - 1981
28. WHAT TO WEAR - 'The Robbery'
'Casual But Smart' - Basic and Typical 7" - UK - 1980
29. THE EUROPEANS - 'Drink Pink Zinc!'
'The Snoopies Album: The Last Remains Of A Richmond Venue' - 1,000 Only LP - UK - 1981
30. HIGH RISE - 'Psychedelic Speed Freaks'
'Psychedelic Speed Freaks' - PSF LP - Japan - 1984

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Saturday, 4 August 2018

The Best of Brought To Life - 479



1. ATHLETICO SPIZZ 80 - 'No Room'
Single - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1980
Shame the album wan't as good.
2. JOY DIVISION - 'Leaders Of Men'
'An Ideal For Living' - Enigma 7" - UK - 1978
The only track from the E.P. I haven't already posted.
3. STENCH - 'ECT'
Demo - UK - 1983
From Wolverhamton. There demos were released on the 'Cult Status' LP.
4. GREGOR MACKENZIE & THE MISANTHROPES - 'Memo To Rex'
Demo - USA - 1978
It gets like this in Minnesota.
5. MAD DOG - 'Someone Here Must Like Me'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
From a nifty Cardiff compilation. Young Marble Giants were on this one but they didn't quite make my 8 selections.
6. THE NEW FORM - 'Blockhead'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
7. THE RIOTOUS BROTHERS - 'Airey Neave'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
8. STENCH - 'Raspberry Cripple'
Demo - UK - 1983
9. JOY DIVISION - 'Interzone'
'Unknown Pleasures' - Factory LP - UK - 1979
10. SPIZZENERGI2 - 'Work'
Single - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1982
11. GREGOR MACKENZIE & THE MISANTHROPES - 'Judy's Wimp' / 'Concealed Weapon'
Demo - USA - 1978
12. THE PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS - 'I Can't Stop It'
Single - Self-released 7" - Australia - 1979
From the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
13. STENCH - 'Anti'
Demo - UK - 1983
14. SPLIFF - 'Baby I'm Bored'
'The Spliff Radio Show' - CBS LP - Germany - 1980
Their only song worth a shit.
15. BOBBY BERKOWITZ & BEIRUT SLUMP - 'Try Me'
Single - Migraine 7" - USA - 1979
16. ADDICTION - 'Violence'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
17. GREGOR MACKENZIE & THE MISANTHROPES - 'Surrogate Song'
Demo - USA - 1978
18. STENCH - 'Fuck A Nun'
Demo - UK - 1983
19. MAD DOG - 'Killer'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
20. SPIZZENERGI - 'Soldier Soldier'
Single - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1979
21. THE RIOTOUS BROTHERS - 'No Justice'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
22. STENCH - 'Introvenous'
Demo - UK - 1983
23. GREGOR MACKENZIE & THE MISANTHROPES - 'Window Peeper'
Flipside of 'Concealed Weapon' - Break'er 7" - USA - 1978
24. THE NEW FORM - 'On The Edge'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
25. ADDICTION - 'Seek And Search'
'Is The War Over?' - Z Block LP - UK - 1979
26. STENCH - 'Oxfam Poster'
Demo - UK - 1983
27. THE PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS - 'I Can Tell'
'S/T' - Self-released LP - Australia - 1982
28. GREGOR MACKENZIE & THE MISANTHROPES - 'Suzie'
Demo - USA - 1978
29. STENCH - 'Multi-Purpose Vivisection'
Demo - UK - 1983



Thursday, 26 July 2018

The Best of Brought To Life - 478



1. STEVE TREATMENT – ‘Danger Zone’
‘5A-Sided 45’ – Rather 7” – UK - 1978
2. TARNFARBE – ‘Memories’
‘Heroes Of Today’ – Rat LP – Germany - 1984
3. INVERTED TRIANGLE – ‘White Night Riot’
Demo – USA - 1979
4. THE FROTHY SHAKES – ‘Pick-Up Truck’
‘KBD #11’ – Mid-90’s - USA
5. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘Hopeless Romantic’
‘Hopeless Romantic’ – Epitaph LP – USA - 1999
6. THE ACCUSED – ‘Solihull Revisited’
Demo – UK - 1980
7. HOMO PICNIC – ‘Blood On The Walls’
Demo – USA - 1984
8. THE REACTIONS – ‘Tonight’
‘Official Release’ – Reaction 7” – USA - 1980
9. RUBBER CITY REBELS – ‘Paper Dolls’
Flipside of ‘Young And Dumb’ – Flaming Orange 7” – USA - 1979
10. THE NASTY BOYS – ‘Eagle’
‘Eagle’ – Nasty 7” – Sweden - 1981
11. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘Fight To Live’
‘Hopeless Romantic’ – Epitaph LP – USA - 1999
12. TARNFARBE – ‘Saigon’
‘Heroes Of Today’ – Rat LP – Germany - 1984
13. THE UNDERTAKERS – ‘I Just Wanna . . .
Demo – UK - 1980
14. GLORIA MUNDI – ‘You Talk’
‘I Individual’ – RCA Victor LP – UK - 1979
15. PROTEENS – ‘What Future?’
Demo – USA - 1981
16. NEON – ‘Neon’
Demo – Switzerland – 1978
Released on a 7” in 2016
17. THE JETBOYS – ‘Get The Kids Jumpin’
Flipside of ‘I Don’t Want To’ – New Age 7” – USA - 1981
18. THANE – ‘Traffic Jam’
Single – Badge 7” – UK - 1980
19. BOYS LIFE – ‘I Found Her’
Flipside of ‘Two Doors Down’ – Seco 7” – USA - 1981
20. THE ACCUSED – ‘We’re Crap’
Demo – UK - 1980
21. THE INVADERS – ‘Fast Girl’
Single – No Label 7” – USA - 1979
22. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘You’re So Rad’
‘Hopeless Romantic’ – Epitaph LP – USA - 1999
23. STEVE TREATMENT – ‘Tempest Fashion Baby’
‘Change Of Plan’ – Backbone 7” – UK - 1979
24. TARNFARBE – ‘We Want You’
‘Heroes Of Today’ – Rat LP – Germany - 1984
25. THE FROTHY SHAKES – ‘Benzene’
‘KBD #11’ – Mid-90’s - USA
26. HOMO PICNIC – ‘We Need More’
Demo – USA - 1985
27. THE ACCUSED – ‘She’s Gone Punk’ / ‘Hellhole’
Demo – UK - 1980
28. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘Monday Morning Ant Brigade’
‘Hopeless Romantic’ – Epitaph LP – USA - 1999
29. PROTEENS – ‘Off To War’
Demo – USA - 1981
30. TARNFARBE – ‘Get Up’
‘Heroes Of Today’ – Rat LP – Germany - 1984
31. GLORIA MUNDI – ‘Victim’
‘I Individual’ – RCA Victor LP – UK - 1979


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Friday, 20 July 2018

The Best of Brought To Life - 477

1. THE RED SQUARES – ‘Time Change’
Flipside of ‘Modern Roll’ – Nanxiety 7” – USA – 1981
Long overdue, I guess.
2. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘I Like Your Mom’
‘Neurotic’ – Chunksaah 7” – USA - 1994
3. THE WASP WOMEN – ‘Kill Me’ /’ I Don’t Need Your Attitude’
Demo – USA – 1979
There’s an interesting article here.
4. THE SHAPES – ‘Wot’s For Lunch Mum? (Not Beans Again!)
Demo – UK - 1978
5. INFEST – ‘Where’s The Unity’
Demo – USA – 1987
I was never a huge fan, but they occasionally had moments.
6. ORANGE CARDIGAN – ‘Don’t Turn Off My Life Machine’
Demo – UK – 1979
Proper D.I.Y. shenanigans.
7. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘Ballad Of Johnny X’
‘Maniacal Laughter’ – Chunksaah CD – USA - 1995
8. THE BABY RATTLERS – ‘Ladies Home Journal’
‘KBD #11’ – USA - Mid-90’s
From the infamous ‘fake’ KBD LP with all tracks being by the Frothy Shakes.
9. THE SHAPES – ‘Business Calls’
Demo – UK - 1979
10. INFEST – ‘If I Were You’
Demo – USA - 1987
11. THE TANKS – ‘Manifest Destiny’
‘KBD #13’ – early Californian punk - Year unknown
12. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘Here We Go’
‘Maniacal Laughter’ – Chunksaah CD – USA - 1995
13. THE RED SQUARES – ‘No More Pulse’
Demo – USA - 1981
14. RADIOHEAD – ‘Paranoid Android’
‘OK Computer’ – Parlophone LP – UK – 1997
Nowhere near as good as ‘The Bends’.
15. INFEST – ‘Mankind’
‘S/T’ – Draw Blank 7” – UK - 1991
16. ORANGE CARDIGAN – ‘The Electrocutioner’s Assistant’
Demo – UK - 1979
17. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘Headlight Ditch’
‘Maniacal Laughter’ – Chunksaah CD – USA - 1995
18. THE CURLY FRIES – ‘Don’t Stand So Close To The Hemlock’
KBD #11’ – USA - Mid-90’s
19. THE SHAPES – ‘Jennifer The Conifer’
Demo – UK - 1980
20. INFEST – ‘Shackled Down’
‘S/T’ – Draw Blank 7” – UK - 1991
21. THE GRUMPY WINOS – ‘Get Up (And Lose It)
‘KBD #11’ – USA - Mid-90’s
22. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘All Of This And Nothing’
‘Maniacal Laughter’ – Chunksaah CD – USA - 1995
23. THE RED SQUARES – ‘Is It Your Mind?
Demo – USA - 1981
24. THE SHAPES – ‘My House Is A Satellite’
Demo – UK - 1980
25. INFEST – ‘Where’s The Unity?’
‘S/T’ – Self-released 7” – USA - 1988
26. ORANGE CARDIGAN – ‘Living In A Haunted House’
Demo – UK - 1980
27. THE BOUNCING SOULS – ‘The Freaks, Nerds And Romantics’
‘Maniacal Laughter’ – Chunksaah CD – USA - 1995
28. THE SHAPES – ‘Leamington’
Demo – UK - 1979
29. BETTY BINNS – ‘Ladies Home Urinal’
‘KBD #11’ – USA - Mid-90’s
30. RADIOHEAD – ‘No Surprises’
‘OK Computer’ – Parlophone LP – UK - 1997

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