1. MOB 47 - 'Kärnvapen Attack' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1984
This devastating blast is the opening track from their 9-song E.P. And they're still doing it in back yards across the world.
2. DISCHARGE - 'Realities Of War' - Clay 7" - UK - 1980
And this was the opener from Discharge's debut. Very influential for a band that only seemed to have songs about war and 'the system'.
3. THE DEADBEATS - 'Kill The Hippies' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1978
Scott, Geza and crew were a superb combination of twisted humour and twisted musical genius. 'Kill 'em cos their hair's too long, kill 'em cos their views were wrong'.
4. RHINO 39 - 'Xerox/No Compromise' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1979
This double-barrelled attack had a more sparse sound but retained the energy of earlier Dangerhouse releases. Sadly, singer Dave Dacron died soon after in a car accident and they didn't release another record until the mid-'80s with Dave's younger brother Joel on vocal duties.
5. FEAR - 'Mengele' - New Wave Theater - USA - 1982
Well, Fear had no fear. This sweet little ditty was about one of the most repugnant creatures of the modern age, Josef Mengele, the Angel of Death. Unreleased at the time, the song would later be renamed 'Surgery' on the 'American Beer' album at the turn of the milennium. Visuals here.
6. DISCHARGE - 'Fight Back' - Clay 7" - UK - 1980
The opening track from their second E.P. Fuzzed-out thrash-o-rama!
7. MOB 47 - 'Rustning Är Ett Brott' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1984
The second track from their 9-song E.P.
8. PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS - 'Do That Dance' - Self-released 7" - Australia - 1979
The flipside of their debut single 'I Can't Stop It'. The A-side, like much of their stuff, is quite different.
9. BLACK RANDY & METROSQUAD - 'I Slept In An Arcade' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1979
Black Randy's 3rd 7" platter, which made a belated appearance in the 1982 film 'Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains'.
10. DISCHARGE - 'Decontrol' - Clay 7" - UK - 1980
Discharge's 3rd 7" of 1980. Less speed, same power.
11. THE SUBJECTS - 'News' - New Wave Theater - USA - 1981
A wonderfully quirky song, and here's the legendary footage.
12. RHINO 39 - 'Prolixin Stomp' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1979
The flipside of the Dangerhouse 7".
13. DISCHARGE - 'Visions Of War' - Clay 12" - UK - 1981
1981 saw Discharge releasing a 10-song 12" E.P. called 'Why?' This was the blistering opener.
14. MOB 47 - 'Res Dig Mot Överheten' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1984
The third track from their E.P.
15. THE DEADBEATS - 'Final Ride' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1978
Another from their 4-song Dangerhouse classic.
16. DISCHARGE - 'A Look At Tomorrow' - Clay 12" - UK - 1981
A slower one from 'Why?'
17. X - 'We're Desperate' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1978
X's debut 7" was a bit low key and sentimental. This flipside however had much more energy. Live version from 'The Decline' here.
18. CASTRATION SQUAD - 'A Date With Jack' - New Wave Theater - USA - 1981
Some American Gothic now with white faces aplenty. Go girls!
19. DISCHARGE - 'Aint No Feeble Bastard' - Clay 12" - UK - 1981
Another slower one from 'Why?' My favourite track.
20. MOB 47 - 'Vi Vill Ha Frihet' - Ägg cassette - Sweden - 1984
From the 'Sjuk Värld' cassette.
21. THE RANDOMS - 'Let's Get Rid Of New York' - Dangerhouse 7" - USA - 1977
Dangerhouse's first release was largely the result of the label's creators messing around in the studio. Somehow this cracker was stuck on the B-side.
22. DISCHARGE - 'Death Dealers' - Clay 7" - UK - 1981
From the flipside of their 4th 7" 'Never Again'.
23. MOB 47 - 'Fred & Rättvisa' - Self-released cassette - Sweden - 1984
The opening track on their 'Hardcore Attack' demo.
24. SANDY FURY & THE CLIQUE - 'Lifeline/Mommy' - New Wave Theater - USA - 1981
More classic New Wave Theater footage. The bass player was in Steppenwolf!
25. DISCHARGE - 'Doomsday' - Clay 7" - UK - 1982
We'll end it all with the flipside to Discharge's 5th single 'State Violence State Control'. After this they went full-on metal and I lost interest.
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OK, that's it, I hope you've enjoyed these 2,500 tracks. They're all very dear to my heart. The blog will remain open for as long as I'm allowed for any e-mail or comments. There haven't been many, but thanks to all those who offered support and encouragement, and, most of all, thanks to all the bands for making such wonderful music. It's been an honour.