Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 370

1. BUZZCOCKS - 'Do It'
'Trade Test Transmissions' - Castle Communications LP - UK - 1993
Their comeback album, their first for well over a decade and a welcome return to form. It was like they'd never been away.
2. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Unfinished Business'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
Indeed there is! The first of five more tracks from their debut album.
3. VOG - 'In The Crowd'
'S/T' - RCA LP - USA - 1981
Thanks to Bruce from 'My Life's A Jigsaw' for introducing me to these New York powerpoppers. For more records and info go here.
4. SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS - 'Movement For Change'
'I've Just Had About All I Can Take' - Looney Tunes 7" - UK - 1987
Always remember John Peel playing this at the various speeds trying to work out which was the correct one. I'm sure he already knew.
5. VANDAALIT - 'Vauhdin Hurmaa'
'Apinoiden Platta' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1992
From yet another comeback album. And again, very worthy.
6. SHRAPNEL - 'Missile'
'They Control Our Destiny' - Self-Released cassette - UK - 1983
From their first demo, before they could really play, but that only adds to the charm.
7. LAST ROUGH CAUSE - 'The Violent Few'
'The Violent Few' - LRC 7" - UK - 1985
Everything seemed very very fast in the mid-80's with a few notable exceptions such as this 3-piece Darlington combo. Facebook page here.
8. VOG - 'Step Ahead'
'S/T' - RCA LP - USA - 1981
9. BUZZCOCKS - 'Last To Know'
'Trade Test Transmissions' - Castle Communications LP - UK - 1993
The album's show stealer.
10. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Keep The Baby'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
A proper jig this one. Much jiggery, a
fter lots of good ol' pokery. ***Disclaimer***: Brought To Life would like to point out that we do not condone such flippant attitudes to parenthood.
11. SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS - 'Daze Of The Weak'
'Hellbound' - Teacore LP - UK - 1988
12. VANDAALIT - 'Itä-Europaan Lännenmies'
'Apinoiden Platta' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1992
13. VOG - 'Keep It Up'
'S/T' - RCA LP - USA - 1981
14. LONDON PX - 'London PX'
'Not Music' - Self-released cassette - UK - 1982
Another chaotic classic.

15. LAST ROUGH CAUSE - 'Get Them Back'
'Skins 'N' Punks (Volume 1)' - Oi! LP - UK - 1986
Form a split album with Societys Rejects.
16. BUZZCOCKS - 'Isolation'
'Trade Test Transmissions' - Castle Communications LP - UK - 1993
17. SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS - 'Assassin'
'Hellbound' - Teacore LP - UK - 1988
18. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Galway Town'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
19. VOG - 'Playmate'
'S/T' - RCA LP - USA - 1981
20. VANDAALIT - 'Nopee'
'Apinoiden Platta' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1992
21. LAST ROUGH CAUSE - 'My Life'
'The Violent Few' - LRC 7" - UK - 1985
22. BUZZCOCKS - 'When Love Turns Around'
'Trade Test Transmissions' - Castle Communications LP - UK - 1993
23. LONDON PX - 'Berlin Bombs'
Demo - UK - 1980
24. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Even Her Love'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
25. VOG - 'Computer Numbers'
'S/T' - RCA LP - USA - 1981
26. SHRAPNEL - 'Seventeen'
'They Control Our Destiny' - Self-Released cassette - UK - 1983
27. VANDAALIT - 'Namuja Lapsille'
'Apinoiden Platta' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1992
28. BUZZCOCKS - '369'
'Trade Test Transmissions' - Castle Communications LP - UK - 1993
Why wasn't this on #369 you ask? Far too corny mate.
29. SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS - 'If The Cap Fits'
'Disgrace To Humanity' - Teacore LP - UK - 1990
30. VOG - 'St. Mark's Twist'
'S/T' - RCA LP - USA - 1981
31. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Feile'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996


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Monday, 22 August 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 369

1. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Bucharest'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
From their classic debut album. 'There was a 4-piece band, the biggest in the land, I heard the crowd call out for more, it was clear to me, anyone could tell, that they had nothing to say, but they said it so well'.  Guess who.
2. ACK ACK - 'I Can't Accept It'
'Trouser Tricks' - Unreleased LP - UK - 1980
From an unreleased gem. Read all about them here.
3. TRAGIC MULATTO - 'Tac Squad'
'Judo For The Blind' - Alternative Tentacles LP - USA - 1984

Someone sent me an mp3 of this saying he was desperate to identify it. Took me almost a year. Hope he's still a reader as I no longer have his contact details . . .
4. CHAOS UK - 'Goverments Nears'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993

A later re-release called this 'Japan Meets England'. You've had Japan so now it's time for England. Is the dodgy spelling a pisstake of the accuracy of Japanese translations or merely just another example?
5. STALAG - 'Dernier Cri'
Demo - France - 1980

Told ya I'd find some.
6. VANDAALIT - 'Tytöt'
'Namuja Lapsille' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1980

From their debut album.
7. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Take Me Along'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996

They're a bit ska-punk these days, but still enjoyable.
8. ACK ACK - 'Television Screen'
'Trouser Tricks' - Unreleased LP - UK - 1980
9. DEATH SIDE - 'Act For Self'
'Starving Dog Eats Master' - Blood Sucker LP - Japan - 1991

A mate of mine is going to see them play this week. I'm not at all jealous.
10. CHAOS UK - 'Secret Man'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993
11. STALAG - 'Marche Ou Crève'
Demo - France - 1979
12. VANDAALIT - 'Palkkamurhaaja'
'Namuja Lapsille' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1980
13. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'La La La'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
14. CHAOS UK - 'Edge Of The Knife'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993
15. ACK ACK - 'Stand Up And Be Counted'
'Trouser Tricks' - Unreleased LP - UK - 1980
16. DEATH SIDE - 'Brave It Out'
'Starving Dog Eats Master' - Blood Sucker LP - Japan - 1991

Have a dose of live Death Side here.
17. STALAG - 'Je Suis Chez Moi'
Demo - France - 1980
18. CHAOS UK - 'Only Time Will Tell'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993
19. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'New Banjo Thing'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996
20. ACK ACK - 'Saturday Night'
'Trouser Tricks' - Unreleased LP - UK - 1980
21. VANDAALIT - 'Sporttipoika'
'Namuja Lapsille' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1980
22. CHAOS UK - 'Make A Shilling'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993
23. STALAG - 'Sauf Nécessité'
Demo - France - 1980
24. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Always Remember'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996

Who the hell runs away at the sound of a prescription?
25. ACK ACK - 'Winning Hearts'
'Trouser Tricks' - Unreleased LP - UK - 1980
26. CHAOS UK - 'Jobs Worth'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993
27. DEATH SIDE - 'Never Give Up The Fight'
'Starving Dog Eats Master' - Blood Sucker LP - Japan - 1991
28. STALAG - 'L' Etudiant'
Live - France - 1980
29. VANDAALIT - 'Voima (Se On Mikä Jyllää)'
'Namuja Lapsille' - Hilse-Levyt LP - Finland - 1980
30. CHAOS UK - 'Farmyard'
Split with Death Side - Selfish CD - UK - 1993

An ongoing saga. Live chaos here. 
31. BLOOD OR WHISKEY - 'Goodbye My Girl'
'S/T' - Rejected LP - Ireland - 1996

'In the home of the brave I would only find a grave'.
32. ACK ACK - 'When Love Strikes Again'
'Trouser Tricks' - Unreleased LP - UK - 1980

Different to the Spaceward version.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 368

1. THE WANNADIES - 'Because'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996
The opening track from one of my favourite albums of the '90s. 'I drink and smoke until I choke, until I'm broke, 'cause I want to.' And a bitchin' recorder solo too.
2. DEATH SIDE - 'Cry For The Truth'
Split with Chaos UK - Selfish CD - Japan - 1993
Blistering stuff, as usual.
3. ACME SEWAGE CO. - 'Car Ride'
Demo - UK - 1977

Read all about them here.
4. VANDAALIT - 'Pakkopaita'
Demo - Finland - 1978
5. ACK ACK - 'When Love Strikes Again'
Demo - UK - 1979

Another unheralded first wave band. Recorded at Spaceward.
6. THE WANNADIES - 'Friends'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996

Another sardonic classic from their excellent fourth album.
7. DEATH SIDE - 'No Force'
Split with Chaos UK - Selfish CD - Japan - 1993
8. BUZZCOCKS - 'Noise Annoys'
Flipside of 'Love You More' - UA 7" - UK - 1978
9. DEATH ZONE - 'Religion'
'Something's Wrong' - Self-released cassette - UK - 1983

This lot were around throughout the '80s and beyond. From their first demo.
10. VANDAALIT - 'Alä Pilaa Nuoruuttasi'
Demo - Finland - 1978
11. THE WANNADIES - 'Shorty'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996
Perfect popness regarding the tall/short dichotomy. Video here.
12. DEATH SIDE - 'First And Last'
Split with Chaos UK - Selfish CD - Japan - 1993
13. ACK ACK - '5 To 4 On'
Demo - UK - 1979

Another of their Spaceward demos.
14. VANDAALIT - 'Jeesus Oli Anarkisti'
Demo - Finland - 1978
15. THE WANNADIES - 'Someone Somewhere'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996
16. ACME SEWAGE CO. - 'I Wish You Dead'
Demo - UK - 1977
17.  DEATH SIDE - 'Satisfied Life'
Split with Chaos UK - Selfish CD - Japan - 1993
18. BUZZCOCKS - 'Everybody's Happy Nowadays'
Single - UA 7" - UK - 1979
19. THE WANNADIES - 'Combat Honey'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996
'If I dare to dance, she builds a ballroom for me.' Ahhhhh. Have some Tomb Raider.
20. VANDAALIT - 'Omatunto'
Demo - Finland - 1978
21. ACK ACK - 'I Fall In Love So Easily'
Demo - UK - 1979
22. DEATH SIDE - 'Try'
Split with Chaos UK - Selfish CD - Japan - 1993
23. THE WANNADIES - 'Hit'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996

Live on TFI Friday here.
24. DEATH ZONE - 'Youth Is To Blame'
'Power From Obedience' - SRT LP - UK - 1990

From their only vinyl outing.
25. ACME SEWAGE CO. - 'The Mercenary'
Demo - UK - 1977
26. BUZZCOCKS - 'Strange Thing'
Single - UA 7" - UK - 1980
27. THE WANNADIES - 'Damn It I Said'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996
28. DEATH SIDE - 'Corpse'
Split with Chaos UK - Selfish CD - Japan - 1993
29. VANDAALIT - 'You're The One That I Want'
Demo - Finland - 1978

Who doesn't like a good Grease cover? If only there was a video . . .
30. THE WANNADIES - 'Oh Yes (It's A Mess)'
'Bagsy Me' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1996
'Let's pretend it doesn't make me full of hatred, shall we?'


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Monday, 15 August 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 367

1. DISCHARGE - 'The Possibility Of Life's Destruction'
'Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing' - Clay LP - UK - 1982
1982 was a good year for Discharge with this seminal album and a B-side which blew away most of what everyone else attempted that year. It quickly went downhill after that, but at least they're still at it and treading a more familiar path these days.
2. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Liian Nuori'
'S/T' - Beta LP - Finland - 1984
A cool E.P., this great album and then nothing until a 3-track 7" appeared 21 years later. What were they doing?
3. KRUNCH - 'Fabrik'
'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
The mighty Krunch before committing to vinyl.
4. THE LYNCH MOB - 'Naughty Girl'
Single - Long View 7" - USA - 1981
Their only release, from Wormtown, Massachussets. Pat Lynch, the singer, is rumoured to be the father of James Lynch from the Dropkick Murphys for those of you interested in such things.
5. BUZZCOCKS - 'Oh Shit'
Flipside of 'What Do I Get?' - UA 7" - UK - 1978
And there's a nice demo version here.

6. EMPIRE - 'Him Or Me'
'Expensive Sound' - Dinosaur Discs LP - UK - 1981
Derwood's next project after he left Generation X. At the time, I didn't think this was much better than 'Valley Of The Dolls' but at least he was attempting to break new ground.
7. THE POP GROUP - 'We Are All Prostitutes'
Single - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1979
'Everyone has their price and you too will learn to live the lie'.
8. KRUNCH - 'Där Hoppet Finns Är Plågan Värst'
'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
Another track from their first demo.
9. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Vanhuus'
'S/T' - Beta LP - Finland - 1984
A song about old age. Whether it's a lament or a piss-take, I really don't know.
10. DISCHARGE - 'I Won't Subscribe'
'Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing' - Clay LP - UK - 1982
11. THE WANNADIES - 'New World Record'
'Be A Girl' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1994
My experience with The Wannadies is probably unique. I didn't think much of any of their songs until this, their third album. And the next two just got better and better.
12. MINUTEMEN - 'CCCP'
Demo - USA - 1980
Recorded on an Econo Cassette Machine in Frank Tonche's House. Available on the 'Georgeless' E.P.
13. KRUNCH - 'Glöd'
'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
14. BUZZCOCKS - 'Lipstick'
Flipside of 'Promises' - UA 7" - UK - 1978
15. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Vesiputous'
'S/T' - Beta LP - Finland - 1984
16. DISCHARGE - 'Protest And Survive'
'Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing' - Clay LP - UK - 1982
17. EMPIRE - 'All These Things'
'Expensive Sound' - Dinosaur Discs LP - UK - 1981
18. THE WANNADIES - 'Might Be Stars'
'Be A Girl' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1994
There's a video for this one but I hate the damn thing.
19. KRUNCH - 'Ventil'
'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
20. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Tänään Täällä Huomenna Poissa'
'S/T' - Beta LP - Finland - 1984
21. MINUTEMEN - 'Big Man Business'
Demo - USA - 1980
22. DISCHARGE - 'Drunk With Power'
'Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing' - Clay LP - UK - 1982
23. EMPIRE - 'New Emotion'
'Expensive Sound' - Dinosaur Discs LP - UK - 1981
24. KRUNCH - 'Människors Verk'
'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
25. THE WANNADIES - 'You And Me Song'
'Be A Girl' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1994
Too poppy and soppy for most of you, yeah, I know, but don't take everything too literally. Here's a live version from Glasto 2000.  That's me in the audience, with the hat.
26. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Työ Kutsuu'
'S/T' - Beta LP - Finland - 1984
27. THE LYNCH MOB - 'Pick Of The Litter'
Flipside of 'Naughty Girl' - Long View 7" - USA - 1981
28. MINUTEMEN - 'Studio Of The Lawns'
Demo - USA - 1980
29. KRUNCH - 'Det Lustiga Är Att Jag Är Utan'

'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
30. EMPIRE - 'Electric Guitar'
'Expensive Sound' - Dinosaur Discs LP - UK - 1981
31. DISCHARGE - 'Meanwhile'
'Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing' - Clay LP - UK - 1982
32. KRUNCH - 'Pusseld'
'När Varje Dag Är Ett Snesteg' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1984
33. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Lisää'
'S/T' - Beta LP - Finland - 1984
34. THE WANNADIES - 'How Does It Feel?'
'Be A Girl' - Snap CD - Sweden - 1994


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Friday, 12 August 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 366

1. PELLE MILJOONA & 1980 - 'TV'
'Pelko Ja Viha' - Love LP - Finland - 1979
This motley crew were prone to altering their name every five minutes, but they did have a guitarist called 'Rubberduck Jones' which renders everything else excusable. From their first album as '1980'.
2. THE BLEACH BOYS - 'Chloroform'
Single - Tramp 7" - UK - 1978
'Remember the days when it was warm?' Well, no, not really. Great name for a band though and this is their wonderfully lo-fi debut single from way back when. Glue be damned. 'C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-Chloroform!' Clearly the inspiration for Queens Of The Stone Age's 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer'. You read it here first.
3. THE CUNTS - 'My Baby's An Atomic Bomb'
'Look Out!' - Disturbing LP - USA - 1991
The opening track from their second proper album if you disregard compilations and re-issues and stuff. Great sleeve on this one. I'll include some classic B-sides later.
4. THE SINATRAS - 'Teddy Crashes, Blond Dies'
Single - Congressional 7" - USA - 1979
I once thought that the song title was better than the actual song, but it's steadily grown on me over the years and it does have that suitably trashy sound that I know you all love, so here it is, finally, in all its glory. Their sole release (before the obligatory Rave Up retrospective, of course).
5. BREZHNEV - 'Fun'
'Fun' - Brezhnev 7" - Netherlands - 1991
One of those punk-as-fuck Amsterdam bands in the vein of the Gospelfuckers / Agent Orange. With a singer called 'Dogshit'. What more can you want?
6. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Anna Mennä Vaan'
Demo - Finland - 1981
Recorded at a rehearsal session and available on the 'Tänään Täällä, Huomenna Poissa ' CD.
7. PETE THE MEAT & THE BOYS - 'Look What She's Doing'
Demo - UK - 1978
This fine song (along with their other 2 demos) was actually released on the Stortbeat double CD  'A Musical Collective' in 2004. If it sounds familiar, the guitarist went on to join Eddie and The Hot Rods and took this song with him.
8. STALAG - 'Secrets'
Single - Studio Isis 7" - France - 1981
From Bordeaux. They only released one single but there's demos and live stuff knocking about so I'll see what I can find for a later sampler.
9. PELLE MILJOONA & 1980 - 'Helsinki'
'Pelko Ja Viha' - Love LP - Finland - 1979
Another track from 'Pelko'.
10. THE SINATRAS - 'Some Other Boys'
Flipside of 'Teddy Crashes . . .' - Congressional 7" - USA - 1979
A song of teen angst. Sorta reminds me of a sloppier Pagans . . .
11. DIVISION 4 - 'She's Just Not Anybody'
'On The Beat' - Self-released 7" - Australia - 1982
A nice little cover of a Dovers single from 1966.
12. THE CUNTS - 'There Are Electrical Filaments On My Hamburger'
Flipside of 'A Date With Disaster' - Disturbing 7" - USA - 1982
Great title and a Cramps-like intro before it lurches into their own brand of warped '60s psychedelia.
13. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - 'Mä Vihaan'
Demo - Finland - 1981
Another rehearsal recording from the triple zero guys.
14. THE LATEST - 'Red Lips'
Single - Self-released 7" - USA - 1981
Their sole release. For the flipside go here.
15. THE RAVERS - 'Have I The Right'

'(It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas' - Rhino 12" - USA - 1978
There's nothing like a raucous rendition of an old sixties classic.
16. THE SINATRAS - 'Sweet Little French Teens'
Demo - USA - 1979
This pervy sort of song was perfectly acceptable in the '70s. Different times my friend . . .
17. BREZHNEV - 'Baldwig'
'Fun' - Brezhnev 7" - Netherlands - 1991
More prime riffage from their first E.P.  Here's what they look and act like in the flesh.
18. PELLE MILJOONA & 1980 - 'Automaatti'
'Pelko Ja Viha' - Love LP - Finland - 1979
A third track from their debut album.
19. THE CUNTS - 'Turn Of Night'
Flipside of 'Apocalyptic Breakfast' - Disturbing 7" - USA - 1984
The a-side has the better title but it just don't sound as good. You can listen to it here.
20. THE BLEACH BOYS - 'You've Got Nothing'
Flipside of 'Chloroform' - Tramp 7" - UK - 1978
'Leave us alone or we'll scratch out your eyes . . .'  Meeow!!!
21. THE RUDIES - 'Macho Man'
Flipside of 'Sherri Goodbye' - Badge 7" - UK - 1980
There's nothing quite like a Village People cover. If you must hear the A-side, go here.
22. STALAG - 'Date Limite De Vente'
Flipside of 'Secrets' - Studio Isis 7" - France - 1981
Though it's actually the title of the record I can confirm that this track really is the B-side. As if anyone actually gives a tiny rat's ass . . .
23. BREZHNEV - 'Cockflakes'
'Fun' - Brezhnev 7" - Netherlands - 1991
A third track with a wonderful title from their debut E.P.
24. THE SINATRAS - 'You Got Me'
Demo - USA - 1979
Some hilarious Elvis-like vocals on the chorus of this one.
25. PELLE MILJOONA & 1980 - 'Yhdistytään'
'Pelko Ja Viha' - Love LP - Finland - 1979
A song of unity, a third selection from 'Pelko'.
26. NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA - '1981'
Demo - Finland - 1981
And a third rehearsal recording from 'Tänään Täällä'.
27. THE CUNTS - 'Penguins Addicted To Molasses'
Flipside of 'We're Going To Crash' - Disturbing 7" - USA - 1980
'Bad luck is my name . . .'  Mine too.
28. PELLE MILJOONA & 1980 - 'Natsit Natsit'
'Pelko Ja Viha' - Love LP - Finland - 1979
A fourth track from 'Pelko', and yes, Natsit = Nazis.
29. THE SINATRAS - 'Happy Feeling'
Single - Dining Out 7" - UK - 1980
Just to confuse you all, this is a different Sinatras. This lot were from Leicester, England. Their debut single, which is probably the best thing they ever did.
30. THE POGUES - 'Body Of An American'
'Poguetry In Motion' - Stiff 12" E.P. - UK - 1986
If you're not a Pogues fan but you're very familiar with this song, they used to play it every time there was a copper's funeral on 'The Wire'. And if you've never seen 'The Wire' then it's high time you did.


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Monday, 28 September 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 250

1. THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS - 'Suicide' - Alternative Tentacles MLP - USA - 1983
The early Surfers were a far different beast to what they became during the Touch and Go years. This is from their first MLP, later retitled 'Brown Reason To Live'.
2. GRAND UNION - 'Rozzlyn Rangers' - Demo - USA - 1981
Well, Grand Union were Skewbald were Rozzlyn Rangers - in 1981 anyway. Not sure this is from the '81 demo but my old cassette copy had it on so I'm going with it.
3. THE BAGS - 'TV Dinner' - Live - USA - 1978
From 'Live From The Masque' Volume 1. More live Bags here
4. THE MISFITS - 'Night Of The Living Dead' – Demo – USA – 1980
Early versions of Misfits songs are plentiful. This is from '12 Hits From Hell - The MSP Sessions'. And just for the hell of it, here's a live classic.
5. DINOSAUR Jr. - 'Kracked' - SST LP - USA -1987
Dinosaur Jr. were a bit meandering for many people, but they did have their moments. This is from 'Youre Living All Over Me'. Hit that wah wah pedal!
6. THE DICKIES - 'Canyon'Live - USA - 1978
A Dickies song that never appeared elsewhere! From 'Live From The Masque' Volume 3.
7. Y TRWYNAU COCH - 'Beth Sy'n Dod Rhyngom Ni' - Recordiau   Coch LP– UK – 1980
A catchy powerpop number from their ‘Rhedeg Rhag Y Torpidos’ album. Unmistakeably Welsh.
8. FLEKE - 'Marionete' - Demo - Yugoslavia - 1978
'More Yugoslav bands!'  you all screamed. Here ya go then. From Serbia.
9. THE EYES - 'Go-Go Bee'Live - USA - 1978
From 'Live From The Masque' Volume 3. Another hot live recording here
10. THE MISFITS - 'Vampira'Demo – USA – 1980
My personal favourite version of the song. 'Black dress moves in a blue movie . . .' From '12 Hits From Hell - The MSP Sessions'.
11. THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS - 'Hey'Alternative Tentacles MLP - USA - 1983
A strange one from 'Brown Reason To Live'. At this point we had no idea just how strange they'd actually become.
12. DINOSAUR Jr. - 'Freak Scene' - SST LP - USA - 1988
Their minor hit song from 'Bug'. Video here.
13. THE BAGS - 'Violent Girl'Live - USA - 1978
From 'Live From The Masque' Volume 1.
14. Y TRWYNAU COCH - 'John (Cwrw Ar Ei Gornfflecs)' - Recordiau Coch ‎LP – UK – 1980
Another track from ‘Rhedeg Rhag Y Torpidos’.
15. THE MISFITS - 'Halloween'Demo – USA – 1980
From '12 Hits From Hell - The MSP Sessions'. But what exactly is 'Brown-leafed vertigo'???
16. GRAND UNION - 'You're Not Fooling Me' - Demo - USA -1981
Another track from their demo.
17. THE CUNTS - 'Chemicals In The Mail' – Disturbing 7” – USA - 1978
OK, this is a terrible recording, so if anyone has a better-sounding rip I'd very much like to hear it. I reckon Flipper had this in mind when they wrote 'Get Away'.
18. THE EYES - 'The Happy Song'Live - USA - 1978
From 'Live From The Masque' Volume 3.
19. DINOSAUR Jr. - 'The Wagon' - Sub Pop 7" - USA - 1990
Released later on 1991's 'Green Mind' album. Sounds like it's about rehab. Video here.
20. THE MISFITS - 'Skulls'Demo – USA – 1980
A fourth selection from '12 Hits From Hell - The MSP Sessions'.
21. BULDOGI - 'V Kotu Sveta' - Demo - Yugoslavia - 1979
Who can guess what 'Buldogi' translates as? From Ljubljana in Slovenia.
22. Y TRWYNAU COCH - 'Angela'Recordiau Coch 12” – UK – 1979
A nice little love song from their ‘Un Sip Arall’ E.P.
23. THE BAGS - 'Chainsaw'Live - USA - 1978
From 'Live From The Masque' Volume 1.
24. FLEKE - 'Veliki Talas' - Demo - Yugoslavia - 1980
The Serbs do ska particularly well.
25. THE MISFITS - 'Where Eagles Dare'Demo – USA – 1980
The fastest version available. From '12 Hits From Hell - The MSP Sessions'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. DINOSAUR Jr. - 'Little Fury Things' (from 'You're Living All Over Me')
27. THE EYES - 'Disneyland' (from 'Live From The Masque 3')
28. GRAND UNION - 'Sorry' / 'Change For The Same' (from their '81 demo)
29. THE MISFITS - 'I Turned Into A Martian' (from '12 Hits From Hell')
30. THE BAGS - 'Animal Call' (from 'Live From The Masque 1')
31. THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS - 'The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave' (from 'Brown Reason To Live')
32. DINOSAUR Jr. - 'Thumb' (from 'Green Mind')