Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 166

1. THE CRAMPS - 'The Most Exalted Potentate Of Love' - 
Enigma MLP - USA - 1983
The opening track and stand-out cut from 'Smell Of Female'. Enjoy the definitive Cramps video here.
2. THE ABRASIVE WHEELS - 'Army Song' - Abrasive 7" - UK - 1981
The rabble-rousing classic from '81 that got them a deal with Riot City.
3. THE FAVOURITES - 'On My Mind' - Demo - UK - 1979
Released on the impossible-to-find Low Down Kids album 'S.O.S.'
4. THE DARK - 'Einstein's Brain' - Fresh 7" - UK - 1981
Their third single. Every one of 'em had a distinctly different sound.
5. THE RAMONES - 'Rock 'n' Roll High School' - Sire 7" - USA - 1979
Much better than the 'End Of The Century' version. Enjoy the party from the film of the same name.
6. THE SCENE - 'Hey Girl' - Hole In The Wall 7" - UK - 1980
Unashamed '60s/mod revival. Their sole single.
7. THE RADIO STARS - 'From A Rabbit' - Chiswick 7" - UK - 1978
Their fourth single. There was a 6" version which annoyed the hell out of everyone as you lost it in your record collection and you were forced to stick the needle on it manually. Madness, I tell you!
8. ADAM ROTH - 'Speed It Up' - ACM LP - USA - 1981
One from his 'Down The Shore' original soundtrack LP.
9. RED RAGE - 'Total Control' - Flicknife 7" - UK - 1980
Their only single, though 1977 Records gave it a limited re-release.
10. THE SLOWGUNS - 'American Heartbeat' - MPA 7" - UK - 1979
The flipside of debut single 'TV Movie'. You'll get the A-side later.
11. THE FAVOURITES - 'New Feeling' - Demo - UK - 1979
Another one available on 'S.O.S.' 
12. THE CRAMPS - 'What's Inside A Girl?' - Big Beat LP - USA - 1986
 One of the high points of 'A Date With Elvis'. Live on The Tube here.
13. THE LOCALS - 'You Never Have Fun' - Griffy 7" - USA - 1980
Their only single, re-issued on Sing Sing. From New York City.
14. THE ABRASIVE WHEELS - 'Juvenile' - Abrasive 7" - UK - 1981
From the flipside of 'Army Song'.
15. CHAOTIC SUBVERSION - 'Dead Meat' - Looney Tunes 7" - UK - 1989
From the 'No Frontiers' international compilation E.P.  Originally it was scheduled for release on my Real World label but the taxman put an end to that and Looney Tunes kindly agreed to release it instead.
16. THE PILLS - 'Hollywood Doll' - Self-Released 12" - USA - 1980
This 4-song E.P. was their sole release. From Tucson Arizona. The influences are obvious.
17. THE DARK - 'On The Wires' - Fresh 7" - UK - 1981
Their fourth single. Yet again, a slight departure from their previous efforts.
18. THE FAVOURITES - 'S.O.S.' - 4-Play 7" - UK - 1979
Their debut single. ABBA covers usually work a treat.
19. THE CRAMPS - 'Goo Goo Muck' - I.R.S. LP - USA - 1981
A relatively laid back toon from 'Psychedelic Jungle'.
20. THE DANCING COUNTERPARTS - 'Dancing Counterpart' - Off-Centre 7" - UK - 1980
Another obscure sole single. Recorded in Luton, apparently.
21. BAD ATTITUDE - 'Inner Motives' - Looney Tunes 7" - Germany - 1989
Another track from the 'No Frontiers' E.P.
22. THE SLOWGUNS - T'V Movie' - MPA 7" - UK - 1979
As promised - the A-side of their debut single.
23. RED RAGE - 'I Give You This' - Flicknife 7" - UK - 1980
The flipside of 'Total Control'.
24. HUBERT KAH - 'Du Bist So Schön' - Polydor 7" - Germany - 1982
The flipside of debut single 'Rosemarie'.
25. THE CRAMPS - 'Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?' - Big Beat LP - USA - 1986
And another cracker from 'A Date With Elvis'. 'Here kitty kitty!'  Visuals here.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. THE ABRASIVE WHEELS - 'So Slow'
27. T.W.E.R.P. - 'Wheelchair'
28. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - 'Time To Care'
29. THE FAVOURITES - 'Favourite Shoes'

Friday, 27 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 165

1. MINK OIL - 'Outlaw Suicide' - Adventure Family 7" - Japan - 1988
As you've all been missing your Japanese thrash here's the opening track from Mink Oil's classic (and only) 'Untitled' E.P.
2. CLASSIC RUINS - 'Heart Attack' - Ace Of Hearts 7" - USA - 1980
From their debut E.P.  Available on the Rave Up album 'Room Starts Spinning', though I'm not sure which is harder to find.
3. HEART ATTACK - 'Society' - Serious Clown 12" - USA - 1983
From 'Heart Attack' the song to 'Heart Attack' the band. This one was the opening track to their 'Keep Your Distance' E.P.  Also available on 'The Last War '80 - '85' CD.
4. THE HATES - 'Houston' - Faceless MLP - USA - 1982
The opening track of 'Panacea' - their crowning moment.
5. STUKAS OVER BEDROCK - 'Aren't You Fucking Special?' - Happy Squid LP - USA - 1988
This lot didn't quite live up to their name but they had their moments. This is one. From 'The Age Of Aquariums' (chortle).
6. HEAVY DISCIPLINE - 'What's Next?' - Real World 7" - UK - 1987
Their musical magnum opus from their 'Liberation Of Economics' E.P. - the first record I ever put out. So excited were I and the band that we started selling 'em at a gig in Birmingham before the sleeves had even been printed. We took names and addresses to send the sleeves out at a later date.
7. ELECTRO-MOTIVE FORCE - 'Conscious' - Surge 7" - UK - 1982
Ignore the labelling on the download - or change it - I was having a senior moment. This is from their sole E.P.  From Northern Ireland. Often shortened to E.M.F. but I wasn't gonna go there!
8. B-MOVIE - 'The Soldier Stood Alone' - Dead Good 7" - UK - 1980
From their debut 'Take Three' E.P.  Post-punk bordering on goth (which hadn't really been invented at this point).
9. THE FEATURES - 'Cue The Next Army' - ASM 7" - UK - 1980
The superior flipside of their 'Monday Friday' single.
10. MINK OIL - 'High Time' - Adventure Family 7" - Japan - 1988
A second track from their 'Untitled' E.P.
11. THE HATES - 'Nuclear Age' - Faceless MLP - USA - 1982
And a second track from 'Panacea''
12. INZUCHT & ORDNUNG - 'Aussichlaus' -Zickzack 7" - Germany - 1980
The flipside of sole single 'Irrenanstalt'.
13. HEART ATTACK - 'English Cunts' - Serious Clown 12" - USA - 1983
Another stomping track from 'Keep Your Distance'. About Anglophile punks. Apparently.
14. CLASSIC RUINS - 'Nyquil Stinger' - Ace Of Hearts 7" - USA - 1980
A second track from their debut E.P.
15. MINK OIL - 'Laugh Off' - Adventure Family 7" - Japan - 1988
And a third from their 'Untitled' E.P.
16. SKI PATROL - 'Driving' - Malicious Damage 7" - UK - 1980
The flipside of debut single 'Agent Orange'.
17. THE HATES - 'Science Fiction' - Faceless MLP - USA - 1982
A third track from 'Panacea'.
18. ELECTRO-MOTIVE FORCE - 'Mental Cases' - Surge 7" - UK - 1982
Another track from their sole E.P.
19. STUKAS OVER BEDROCK - 'My Car Is My God' - P&S Productions cassette - USA - 1986
This was from a split cassette with the Amateur Gynecologists. Ouch!
20. MINK OIL - 'Mammy Says Daddy Says' - Adventure Family 7" - Japan - 1988 
They can say what they want. Here's a fourth from their 'Untitled' E.P.
21. SECOND LAYER - 'Court Or Wars' - Tortch 7" - UK - 1979
Another post-punker. From their debut 'Flesh As Property' E.P.
22. THE HATES - 'Punk 1301' - Faceless MLP - USA - 1982
A fouth track from 'Panacea'.
23. HEAVY DISCIPLINE - 'Complete Annihiliation' - Real World 7" - UK - 1987
A nice chugger from 'The Liberation Of Economics'.
24. HEART ATTACK - 'Victims Inquisition' - Serious Clown 12" - USA - 1983
A third from 'Keep Your Distance'.
25. CLASSIC RUINS - '1 + 1 < 2' - Ace Of Hearts 7" - USA - 1980
And the other track from their debut E.P.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. MINK OIL - 'Heartbreak'
27. THE HATES - 'Also Watched'
28. HEART ATTACK - 'Trendies'
29. STUKAS OVER BEDROCK - 'Never Never'
30. INZUCHT & ORDNUNG - 'Irrenanstalt'
31. THE HATES - 'Cut The Shit'
32. MINK OIL - 'No More Sunshine'
33. HEART ATTACK - 'The Last War'
34. THE HATES - 'What Are We Living For?'

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 164

1. THE MENTAL - 'Kill The Bill' - Kamikaze Pig 7" - UK - 1979
From their sole 'Extended Play' E.P. before a couple of them joined forces with a couple of Stupid Humans to form the Subhumans.
2. GENERICS - 'Someday' - Self-released 7" - Canada - 1985
The lead track from their sole 'Societal Hemhorrage' E.P.  Recorded in '83 but not released until '85 due to the death of singer Marc Sahrmann.
3. THE SUSSED - 'Don't Swim On The East Coast' - Dead 7" - Ireland - 1981
Their sole single, about the dangers of the Windscale nuclear plant just over the water. Read more here.
4. THE TOOLS - 'Asexuality In The '80s' - Subterranean 7" - USA - 1981
From their 3rd 7" - a re-recording of their track from 'S.F. Underground Vol. 1'.
5. STRYKER - 'On The Phone' - BIRC 7" - USA - 1980
Sole single. From Arizona.
6. ALASKA Y LOS PEGAMOIDES - 'Vertigo' - Hispavox 7" - Spain - 1982
From the flipside of 3rd single 'Bailando'.
7. HEART ATTACK - 'Society' - Demo - USA - 1980
An early version of a song that would later appear on their 'Keep Your Distance' 12" E.P.  Available on 'The Last War '80-'84' CD on Broken Rekids.
8. LES ABLETTES - 'Un Amour Propre' - Self-released 7" - France - 1980
Their debut effort. Come to think of it I much prefer the B-side so you'll get that later.
9. THE HATES - 'Do The Caryl Chessman' - Faceless 7" - USA - 1980
The lead track from their second E.P.  And if you don't know who Caryl Chessman was, read this.
10. LENE LOVICH - 'New Toy' - Stiff 12" - UK - 1981
Available in various formats on various releases. Scary visuals here.
11. THE CARDIACS - 'Icky Qualms' - Self-Released cassette - UK - 1981
After Cardiac Arrest shortened their name they released the 'Toy World' cassette. This is my favourite track from it.
12. STARK RAVING MAD - 'Blood Clot' - Slob 12" - USA - 1985
From their second release 'Amerika'. Just as manic as the first.
13. TEENAGE HEAD - 'You're Tearin' Me Apart' - Epic 7" - Canada - 1978
The superior flipside of debut single 'Picture My Face'.
14. THE MENTAL - 'Party Political Bullshit' - Demo - UK - 1979
From their second demo 'Shoot The Hostages'. As another pathetic election approaches, still as relevant today.
15. STRYKER - 'As The Rain Goes' - BIRC 7" - USA - 1980
The flipside of 'On The Phone'.
16. UNIPLUX - 'U.X.' - RCA Italiana - Italy - 1982
And the flipside of debut single 'Chi Siamo Noi?'
17. HEART ATTACK - 'Chains And Knives' - Demo - USA - 1980
Another early demo available on 'The Last War'.
18. ALASKA Y LOS PEGAMOIDES - 'Horror En El Hipermercado' - Hispavox 7" - Spain - 1980
Their debut single. Hard to imagine much horror though with such a jaunty song.
19. LES ABLETTES - 'Spontanéité……Zéro!!!' - Self-released 7" - France - 1980
As promised, the flipside of 'Un Amour Propre'.
20. THE MENTAL - 'Having Fun In Camden' - Demo - UK - 1979
Another track from 'Shoot The Hostages'.
21. THE SUSSED - 'Drowning In Bed' - Demo - Ireland - 1981
There's supposed to be a CD of demos and radio sessions coming out but I haven't seen it yet.
22. STARK RAVING MAD - 'Ignorance's Day' - Slob 12" - USA - 1985
Another track from 'Amerika' with (shock/horror) slow parts!
23. THE HATES - 'Bored With The Boys' - Faceless 7" - USA - 1980
Another track from their second E.P.
24. CARDIAC ARREST - 'The Obvious Identity' - Self-released cassette - UK - 1980
I had this down as The Cardiacs but of course it's from their previous incarnation.
25. ADAM AND THE ANTS - 'Press Darlings' - CBS 7" - UK - 1980
The flipside of their 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier' 7". Here, have a video.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. HEART ATTACK - 'Young And Dangerous'
27. THE MENTAL - 'Oy! (Fried Tomatoes)'
28. THE SUSSED - 'I Wanna Conform'
29. THE HATES - 'City On Ice'
30. HEART ATTACK - 'Hitler'
31. THE MENTAL - 'Attack'

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 163

1. LONGPORT BUZZ - 'Fun' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
Today's sampler contains 3 good old comps from back in the day. This was from 'First Offenders' which was all Canterbury bands. Both tracks were also released as a single.
2. BAD ATTITUDE - 'Sick Brain In A Sick Body' - Real World 7" - Germany - 1988
The final release on Real World was their 'Inner Motives' E.P. This was the only Real World track that John Peel ever played.
3. THE EXPLODING SEAGULLS - 'Prefab Buildings' - White Elephant LP - UK - 1980
From 'City Walls - A Southampton Compilation'.
4. STARK RAVING MAD - 'Happy People' - Slob 12" - USA - 1984
From their debut 'MX' E.P. Did they play too fast for their own good? Discuss.
5. THE ZILCHO BABIES - 'Don't Do It' - Guardian LP - UK - 1981
This one's from 'Compilation N.E.1' - all bands were from the Sunderland area.
6. THE IGNERENTS - 'I Won't Be There' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
A second track from 'First Offenders'.
7. CARDIAC ARREST - 'Visiting Hours' - Self Released cassette - UK - 1980
From 'The Obvious Identity' - their second cassette-only release before morphing into The Cardiacs. Read all about it here.
8. GAMES TO AVOID - 'Wasteland' - White Elephant LP - UK - 1980
A second track from 'City Walls - A Southampton Compilation'.
9. THE CREWSY FIXERS - 'Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
And a third from 'First Offenders'.
10. BAD ATTITUDE - 'The First Time' - Real World 7" - Germany - 1988
Not the best track from 'Inner Motives' but it's the only copy I have so it's staying!
11. THE POINT FIVES - 'Stabbed' - White Elephant LP - UK - 1980
A third from 'City Walls'. Stabbed by a lover. Hilarious.
12. THE NAMES - 'I'll Be Your Jet' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
And a fourth from 'First Offenders'.
13. CARDIAC ARREST - 'To Go Off And Things' - Self Released cassette - UK - 1980
Another from 'The Obvious Identity'.
14. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS - 'Drop The Bomb' - Guardian LP - UK - 1981
A second track from 'Compilation N.E.1.'
15. BAD ATTITUDE - 'Narrow Minded Way' - Real World 7" - Germany - 1988
And an anti-fascist third from 'Inner Motives'.
16. STARK RAVING MAD - 'Waking Up Is Hard To Do' - Slob 12" - USA - 1984
Not if this racket is going on in the background, it isn't!  Another short sharp blast from 'MX'.
17. REMNANTS OF WARSAW - 'Arctotis Sloath' - Guardian LP - UK - 1981
A third track from 'Compilation N.E.1.'  I have no idea what it means, not even Google seems to know.
18. THE IGNERENTS - 'Harbour Street' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
A fifth track from 'First Offenders'.
19. THE EXPLODING SEAGULLS - 'Ring-Pull Takes' - White Elephant LP - UK - 1980
And a fourth from 'City Walls'.
20. CARDIAC ARREST - 'Pip As Uncle Dick But Peter Spoilt It' - Self Released cassette - UK - 1980
A confusingly-titled ditty from 'The Obvious Identity'. 
21. BAD ATTITUDE - 'Religion' - Demo - Germany - 1987
One from their pre-vinyl days.
22. LONGPORT BUZZ - 'Who Is He?' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
A sixth track from 'First Offenders'.
23. THE RHYTHM METHODISTS - 'Peanut Gang' - Guardian LP - UK - 1981
And a fourth track from 'Compilation N.E.1.'
24. STARK RAVING MAD - 'Somebody's Watching' - Slob 12" - USA - 1984
A third fast/slow track from 'MX'.
25. THE NAMES - 'Living Underground' - Criminal LP - UK - 1980
And finally (well, not quite) a seventh track from 'First Offenders'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. CARDIAC ARREST - 'Bite 3A'
27. BAD ATTITUDE - 'Between The Frontiers'
28. THE POINT FIVES - 'Next Time'
29. CARDIAC ARREST - 'Pilf'
30. BAD ATTITUDE - 'Adaption Or Resistance'

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 162

1. 'O' LEVEL - 'Everybody's On Revolver Tonight' - Kings Road 7" - UK - 1978
From 'The Malcolm E.P'. - their second effort.   'Six o'clock they said they'd call, so I dyed my hair bright red, but they must have gone without me so now I must go to bed'. They don't write 'em like that anymore. They also reference the TVPs which is hardly surprising since this record sounds so much like them.
2. THE UNTAMED - 'Black Heart' - Real World 7" - UK - 1988
I myself bashed this one out by our local heroes of the mid-'80s. Nice riffage by Richie Thunders. Recorded in a pig pen, I shit you not! They were a great live band that never got the credit they deserved. The only other thing they released was the flexi-disc which was given away with '10 Years On' issue #7. All you'll find on the 'net about them is probably here.
3. THE FAST - 'Boys Will Be Boys' - CBS 7" - USA - 1976
The debut single by another underrated band. Here's what they were like live.
4. STUDENT NURSE - 'Encounter' - Rug 12" - USA - 1980
The opening track from their second record, 'As Seen On TV,' a 1-sided 12" E.P.  Remember those?
5. EASY MONEY - 'High Fashion' - Richard's Records - Canada - 1980
The flipside of debut single 'Getting Lost'.
6. MANUAL SCAN - 'Nothing You Can Do' - Dance and Stance 7" - USA - 1983
From their debut 'Plan Of Action' E.P.  A nice '60s revival band.
7. THE A.D.s - 'More Than Once' - Blue Lunch 7" - USA - 1982
Their third single.
8. SMALL WORLD - 'Stupidity Street' - Valid 7" - UK - 1983
From their 'First Impressions' E.P.  Get the retrospective on Detour.
9. THE FAST - 'Kids Just Wanna Dance' - Ram 7" - USA - 1978
The superior flipside of second single 'It's Like Love'.
10. THE DONUTS - 'All The Innocent Girls' - Self-Released 7" - USA - 1980
The flipside of their only single. Get the other side here.
11. LONG TALL SHORTY - 'Win Or Lose' - Ramkup 7" - UK - 1981
Some mod revival now. Their second single.
12. TOO MUCH - 'Kick Me One More Time' - Lightning 7" - UK - 1979
Their second and final single. A three-tracker.
13. STUDENT NURSE - 'Garbage' - Rug 12" - USA - 1980
Another track from 'As Seen On T.V.'  And here's what you could have seen. 
14. THE REACTORS - 'Cold Eyes' - Stress 7" - USA - 1980
There were lots of bands called the Reactors. This lot were from Austin, Texas. The flipside of sole single 'It's Not Important'.
15. THE FAST - 'Wow Pow Bash Crash' - CBS 7" - USA - 1976
The flipside of 'Boys Will Be Boys'.
16. 'O' LEVEL - 'We Love Malcolm' - Kings Road 7" - UK - 1978
Another goodie from 'The Malcolm E.P.'
17. QUINCY - 'Can't Live In A Dream' - CBGB 7" - USA - 1978
Their debut single. The rest were a bit lightweight for me.
18. THE A.D.s - 'New Year's Resolution' - Blue Lunch 7" - USA - 1982
The flipside of 'More Than Once'.
19. MANUAL SCAN - 'American Way' - Dance and Stance 7" - USA - 1983
Another track from their debut 'Plan Of Action' E.P.
20. STUDENT NURSE - 'Big Cheese' - Rug 12" - USA - 1980
A third track from 'As Seen On T.V.' 
21. LEW LEWIS - 'Lucky Seven' - Stiff 7" - UK - 1978
Second single from Canvey Island's favourite son. 
22. MONOMANIA - 'Second Verse' - Better Day 7" - Denmark - 1979
The flipside of sole single 'I'm Weird'. Probably too weird.
23. THE FAST - 'Girls In Gangs' - Recca LP - USA - 1981
One from 'Leather Boys From The Asphalt Jungle'.
24. EASY MONEY - 'No Stranger To Danger' - Richard's Records - Canada - 1980
The flipside of second single 'Standing In Your Shadow'. Hear both a-sides here.
25. LONG TALL SHORTY - 'Aint Done Wrong' - Ramkup 7" - UK - 1981
The flipside of 'Win Or Lose'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. STUDENT NURSE - 'Lonely Too Long'
27. THE FAST - 'Jaguar In The Jungle'
28. MANUAL SCAN - 'Jungle Beat'
29. THE UNTAMED - 'Next Please'

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 161

1. THE SPERMBIRDS - 'Something To Prove' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1986
The opening track from the album of the same name. Let's mosh!
2. THE DELINQUENTS - 'All Talk And No Action' - Live Wire LP - USA - 1981
A batman-style cut from their eponymous album.
3. LENE LOVICH - 'Home' - Stiff LP - UK - 1978
From debut album 'Stateless'. 'Home is hard to swallow, home is like a rock'.
4. THE GLORIOUS STRANGERS - 'Why Don't You Join The Army?' - Theoretical 7" - USA - 1980
Their only single, though an album surfaced a few years later. Anyone got it?
5. THE UGLY - 'To Have Some Fun' - Explosion 7" - Canada - 1978
One side of their only single, from Toronto. Search out their retrospective CD on Other People's Music, then watch 'The Last Pogo Jumps Again', the best punk documentary I've ever seen! Spend your pennies here.
6. DRESS CODE - 'Alcoholic' - Semaphore 7" - USA - 1981
From their sole E.P. 'Alone In The Crowd'.
7. MODEST PROPOSAL - 'Nobody Says No' - One Dimension 7" - USA - 1985
The superior flipside of their only single 'I've Seen Your Face Before'. Like the Glorious Strangers, there was an album a couple of years later.
8. THE POGUES - 'White City' - WEA LP - UK - 1989
Somehow they had to follow the excellent 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God'. They tried a few different styles on 'Peace And Love' with uneven results. This, one of the high points, was also a single.
9. QUESTION? - 'Easy' - WarfRat Grammophon 7" - USA - 1983
From their debut E.P. 'Distance Apart'.
10. THE SPERMBIRDS - 'You're Not A Punk' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1986
Another track from 'Something To Prove'. 'Take your skateboards and leave!'
11. T.V.C. - 'Neutron Killer' - Vertigo LP - Greece - 1982
We haven't had much from Greece, so here's the Tender Violent Chords. From their eponymous debut album.
12. CARDIAC ARREST - 'A Bus For A Bus On The Bus' - Tortch 7" - UK - 1979
I wonder if Stephen Egerton of 'All' had this one in his record collection? Their only single.
13. SPERMA - 'Bombs' - Another Swiss Label 7" - Switzerland - 1979
The vastly superior flipside of debut single 'Zuri Punks'.
14. THE DELINQUENTS - 'It's Just Not The Same' - Live Wire LP - USA - 1981
A second track from their eponymous album.
15. THE HYBRID KIDS - 'Catch A F-Falling Star' - Cherry Red 7" - UK - 1980
This is the way to do a cover version. Twist it, destroy it and leave them puzzled. From the wonderful world of Morgan Fisher
16. THE SPERMBIRDS - 'Get On The Stage' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1986
A third from 'Something To Prove'. Don't worship, don't argue, form your own band!
17. LENE LOVICH - 'Lucky Number' - Stiff LP - UK - 1978
Another from 'Stateless' which became an off-the-wall hit. Visuals here.
18. CARDIAC ARREST - 'Food On The Wall' - Tortch 7" - UK - 1979
From the flipside of 'A Bus For A Bus On The Bus'.
19. THE POGUES - 'Gartloney Rats' - WEA LP - UK - 1989
Another track from 'Peace And Love'.
20. T.V.C. - 'Let's Say No' - Vertigo LP - Greece - 1982
Another track from their debut album.
21. THE GLORIOUS STRANGERS - 'Media Media' - Theoretical 7" - USA - 1980
The flipside of 'Why Don't You Join The Army?'
22. THE SPERMBIRDS - 'No Punks In K-Town / Scumbag' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1986
A couple more from 'Something To Prove'.
23. THE UGLY - 'Stranded In The Laneway (Of Love)' - Explosion 7" - Canada - 1978
The other side of their single.
24. THE DELINQUENTS - 'The Wince' - Live Wire LP - USA - 1981
A third track from their album. From Austin, Texas.
25. DRESS CODE - 'I Knew' - Semaphore 7" - USA - 1981
And another from their sole E.P. 'Alone In The Crowd'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. LENE LOVICH - 'Say When'
27. THE SPERMBIRDS - 'What Do You Want (Ronald Reagan)?'
28. THE POGUES - 'Boat Train'
29. THE DELINQUENTS - 'You Just Sit There'
30. THE HYBRID KIDS - 'D' Ya Think I'm Sexy?'
31. THE SPERMBIRDS - 'Die Sgt. Landry (Live '89)'

Friday, 20 February 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 160

1. G-ZET - 'Title in Japanese Characters' - ADK 12" - Japan - 1984
The unmistakeable sound of G-Zet - a largely instrumental band. From their only record which is also available on an OK Records retrospective CD.
2. RF7 - 'Chainsaw Love Affair' - Demo - USA - 1982
A reworking of an early track from their 'Acts Of Defiance' E.P.  Available on the 'All You Can Eat' CD on Grand Theft Audio.
3. THE POGUES - 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' - Pogue Mahone LP - UK - 1988
The title track from their third album which is as good as anything they released. And of course it contains 'Fairytale Of New York'.
4. CHRIST CHILD - 'Teacher' - Buddah LP - USA - 1977
From the hills of Malibu and Topanga Canyons. They only ever did this album (called 'Hard') - there was also a single but both tracks were taken from the album. And they weren't the best tracks either.
5. SOZZ - 'Law 'N' Order' - Farmer 7" - Switzerland - 1980
Second single. One of my favourite Swiss platters.
6. POPEDA - 'Suuret Setelit' - Poko 7" - Finland - 1979
We haven't had anything from Finland for a while. This lot were very prolific. This was their third single.
7. THE ODDS - 'Saturday Night' - Red Rhino 7" - UK - 1980
One of three singles they released that year.
8. RF7 - 'Kiss Ass' - Smoke 7 LP - USA - 1982
The opening track to their 'Weight Of The World' LP. The guitar is a bit low in the mix, but otherwise a solid album.
9. THE LETTERS - 'Don't Want You Back' - Heartbeat 7" - UK - 1980
The flipside of sole single 'Nobody Loves Me', though Detour have done a full-length retrospective.
10. THE POGUES - 'Turkish Song Of The Damned' - Pogue Mahone LP - UK - 1988
A second track from 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God'. An Irish/Turkish mix that you don't get to hear that often.
11. G-ZET - 'Title in Japanese Characters' - ADK 12" - Japan - 1984
Another track from their 12" E.P.
12. PRLJAVO KAZALISTE - 'Ja Sam Mladić U Najboljim Godinama' - Suzy LP - Yugoslavia - 1979
From their eponymous debut album.
13. RF7 - 'Time Bomb' - Smoke 7 LP - USA - 1982
A second track from 'Weight Of The World'.
14. REVENGE - 'Pornography' - Loony 7" - UK - 1978
The flipside of second and final single 'We're Not Gonna Take It'. Check out the sleeve - they don't sound like they look!
15. MORTIMER - 'General Idi Amin Dada' - BP 7" - Spain - 1978
Their first of two singles. From Barcelona.
16. THE POGUES - 'Bottle Of Smoke' - Pogue Mahone LP - UK - 1988
A third track from 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God'. 
17. RF7 - 'Government Science Fiction' Smoke 7 LP - USA - 1982
And a third from 'Weight Of The World'.
18. G-ZET - 'Dog Eat Dog' - ADK 12" - Japan - 1984
G-Zet with vocals. What's going on?!?
19. CHRIST CHILD - 'Street Babies' - Buddah LP - USA - 1977
Another track from 'Hard'.
20. PRLJAVO KAZALISTE - 'Covjek Za Sutra' - Suzy LP - Yugoslavia - 1979
And another from their eponymous debut album.
21. THE LETTERS -' Nobody Loves Me' - Heartbeat 7" - UK - 1980
Well, you may as well have the A-side too.
22. THE POGUES - 'Lullaby Of London' - Pogue Mahone LP - UK - 1988
A fourth from 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God'. Nice and sentimental.
23. RF7 - 'Jesus Loves You' - Smoke 7 LP - USA - 1982
And a fourth from 'Weight Of The World'.
24. G-ZET - 'Title in Japanese Characters' - Japan Record Co. LP - Japan - 1983
One of their offerings from the legendary 'Great Punk Hits' comp.
25. CHRIST CHILD - 'Crazy Dirty And Dangerous' - Buddah LP - USA - 1977
And a third track from 'Hard'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. THE POGUES - 'Sit Down By The Fire'
27. RF7 - 'Scientific Race / Perfect World'
28. G-ZET - 'Title in Japanese Characters'
29. THE POGUES - 'Fairytale Of New York'