Friday, 29 May 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 202

1. THE RUNAWAYS - 'Cherry Bomb' - Mercury LP - USA - 1976
The opening track on their debut album which they never bettered in my opinion. The recent biography film seems to think so too. Michael Shannon's performance as Kim Fowley was better than the music.
2. THE ENEMIES - 'Test-Tube Baby' - Raw Productions MLP - USA - 1980
From New York, fronted by Billy Piranha. Great riff. Get the whole thing here.
3. RAINBOW RED OXIDISER - 'Recorded Lies' - Quark LP - USA - 1980
Thanks to Nolti for identifying this one! From their sole album released in both the U.S. and Germany.
4. VIGIL-ANTI - 'Foetal Position' - Aberrant LP - Australia - 1984
From 'Not So Humdrum - the second Aberrant Sydney compilation'. 
5. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Minä Haluan Paljon Rahaa' - Ikbal 7" - Finland - 1980
The opening track from their debut 1-sided E.P. 'Rock Laahausta Vastaan'.
6. T.D.K. - 'La Farmacia De Mi Barrio' - La General LP - Spain - 1985
From their first album. Get the whole thing here.
7. WET PICNIC - 'Are You In Touch?' - Unicorn 12" - USA - 1982
The stand out track from their sole E.P. called 'Balls Up'.
8. SUICIDE SQUAD - 'Unwanted'Aberrant LP - Australia - 1984
Another track from 'Not So Humdrum'. 
9. CHUZPE - 'I Loved The Sixties' - Schnazz-o-phone 7" - Austria - 1979
I overlooked this one first time around (probably cos it's not as good as 'Charlie Chan') but Killed By Death the blog has shown me the error of my ways.
10. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Mull On Liian Lyhyt Sänky' - Ikbal 7" - Finland - 1981
The opening track from their second 1-sided E.P. 'TK II'.
11. SLEEPY SLEEPERS - 'Väinö' - Oy EMI Finland LP - Finland - 1975
A bit of Finnish proto-punk now. Most of their debut album has a rock 'n' roll feel but if that doesn't put you off you can get the whole thing here.
12. THE ROCKS - 'Kamikaze Twist'Aberrant LP - Australia - 1984
A third track from 'Not So Humdrum'. 
13. IGGY POP & JAMES WILLIAMSON - 'Consolation Prizes' - Bomp! LP - USA - 1977
The most danceable track from 'Kill City'.
14. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Message' - Propaganda 12" - Finland - 1983
Only available as a test-pressing until Rock-O-Rama stuck it out with another session as 'Black God'.
15. THE EXSERTS - 'Business Man'Aberrant LP - Australia - 1984
A fourth track from 'Not So Humdrum'. 
16. KAARE OG PARTIET - 'Hakekors' - Konk 7" - Norway - 1980
From their sole E.P.  Thanks to Wild Man for helping me to remember it.
17. THE SCABS - 'Frozen Faces' - Refused 7" - Belgium - 1981
The superior flipside of debut single 'So-Called Friends'.
18. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Kumia Ja Verta' - Rock-O-Rama LP - Finland - 1984
This is from the other session that made up the 'Black God' album.
19. THE ENEMIES - 'Products Of The Street'Raw Productions MLP - USA - 1980
The title track from the MLP of the same name.
20. T.D.K. - 'Maleta Para Moscu' - La General LP - Spain - 1985
Another track from their first album.
21. SLEEPY SLEEPERS - 'Liuskis Läyskis Lepakko' - Oy EMI Finland LP - Finland - 1975
Another track from their debut album. ***Bare breasts on the sleeve alert!***
22. THE EXSERTS - 'Countdown'Aberrant LP - Australia - 1984
A fifth track from 'Not So Humdrum'. 
23. TERVEET KÄDET - 'A.L.I.E.N.' - Propaganda LP - Finland - 1983
And one from their eponymously titled debut album. It all sounded a bit rushed but this is my favourite track.
24. IGGY POP & JAMES WILLIAMSON - 'Johanna'Bomp! LP - USA - 1977
Another track from 'Kill City'. A love song to the classic Finnish record label. Possibly.
25. STITCHED-BACK FOOT AIRMAN - 'Shake Up' - In Tape 12" - UK - 1987
From Southampton. They tried a lot of different styles but this is the best I've found so far.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. CHUZPE - '(They Can't Beat) The Beat' (Schnazz-o-phone 7")
27. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Ja Paljon Kuolema' (from 'Black God')
28. THE ENEMIES - 'Degeneration' (from their MLP)
29. KAARE OG PARTIET - 'Politisk Asyl' (from their sole E.P.)
30. SLEEPY SLEEPERS - 'Uiskin Kauhistus' (from their first album)
31. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Kasi' (from 'Black God')
32. ITCHY RAT - 'The Sky Is Falling' (from the 'Not So Humdrum' comp)
33. T.D.K. - 'Israel' (from their first LP)
34. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Vapaa Pohjola' (from their first 7")

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 201

1. THE PENETRATORS - 'The Break' - Limp LP - USA - 1978
I remember getting ':30 Over DC - Here Comes The New Wave!' way back when. Red vinyl with paper inserts, and it started of with this anthemic track. The rest of the album was a mixed bunch however, with bands like Half Japanese . . . I could never really get into that 'no wave' stuff. But many thanks to Drago who kindly re-ripped it for me after I somehow lost (or sold) the original.
2. THE STALIN - 'Reizōko' - Political LP - Japan - 1981
The first Stalin album 'Trash' was also a mixed effort. 20 tracks though so there was plenty to like.
3. THE MIX - 'Maybe (Face To The Wall)' - Zoinks 7" - Canada - 1985
Some interesting powerpop from British Columbia. Get the whole thing here.
4. THE SICK THINGS - 'Prime Minister' - Demo - Australia - 1980
A trio of raucous Aussie bands now, none more so than the legendary Sick Things. This finally got a release on the 'My Life's A Mess' LP.
5. VENOM P. STINGER - 'Jaws' - No Masters Voice LP - Australia - 1986
An abrasive post-punk band fronted by the Sick Things' singer. From their debut 'Meet My Friend Venom'.
6. JOHNNY DOLE & THE SCABS - 'Living Like An Animal' - Demo - Australia - 1977
Available on the 'Scab Animal' retrospective on Brain Salad Surgery.
7. DA-WORKS - 'Sid Did' - Hard Labor 7" - USA - 1980
From their sole 'Socialogical Alleycats' E.P.  From New Jersey.
8. ZANONI - 'Subway Devils' - Zanoni 7" - USA - 1981
Sole single, though there's also an album somewhere. Get the flipside here if you're interested.
9. THE SPOILERS - 'Has Been' - White Lunch 7" - USA - 1978
Another sole E.P.  The whole thing's been blogged recently by Bruce over at My Life's A Jigsaw.
10. THE SLICKEE BOYS - 'Attitude'Limp LP - USA - 1978
A second track from ':30 Over D.C.'
11. THE SICK THINGS - 'World Up My Arse'Demo - Australia - 1980
A Circle Jerks cover from 'My Life's A Mess'.
12. VENOM P. STINGER - 'Walking About' - Aberrant 7" - Australia - 1988
Their stand out single. Brutal.
13. JOHNNY DOLE & THE SCABS - 'All That's Going On' - Demo - Australia - 1977
Another track available on the 'Scab Animal' retrospective.
14. THE BURNT - 'Garbage Can' - Mutha LP - USA - 1985
This one's finished before it gets started, but it's still the high point of their 'Where's My Head' album.
15. THE STALIN - 'Trash'Political LP - Japan - 1981
The title track from, you guessed it, 'Trash'. 
16. THE SICK THINGS - 'Cancer'Demo - Australia - 1980
An Icon cover from Bullshit Detector, no less. Available on 'My Life's A Mess'.
17. PANDEMONIUM - 'Nobody Knows' - Limbabwe LP - Netherlands - 1984
My favourite thrasher from 'Wir Fahren Gegen Dreck'.
18. THE SINES - 'Wishing My Life' - Rave 7" - UK - 1982
A local band. Get the flipside here.
19. VENOM P. STINGER - '26 Miligrams'Aberrant 7" - Australia - 1988
The flipside of 'Walking About'. Just as good.
20. TINA PEEL - 'Knocking Down Guard Rails'Limp LP - USA - 1978
A third track from ':30 Over D.C.'
21. NRG - 'Forkantens Kvarter' - Hub MLP - Denmark - 1984
One from their 'Aber Mein Liebchen' E.P.
22. ALERTA ROJA - 'Foxy Punk' - Demo - Argentina - 1982
Available on the Pinhead retrospective 'Historiko 81-87: La Otra Cara Del Punk'.
23. THE SICK THINGS - 'I Like Pills' - Demo - Australia - 1981
This one surfaced on their other retrospective album 'Sounds Of Silence' circa 1989.
24. THE MIX - 'Break Up/Shake Up'Zoinks 7" - Canada - 1985
The title track from their sole E.P.
25. VENOM P. STINGER - 'Venom P. Stinger' - No Masters Voice LP - Australia - 1986
And the closing track from 'Meet My Friend Venom'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. THE SICK THINGS - 'Can't Take No More'
27. THE YOUNG TURDS - 'Murder One'
28. DA-WORKS - 'Modern History'
29. THE STALIN - 'Bird'
30. THE SPOILERS - 'Ugly Nancies'
31. THE SICK THINGS - 'My Life's A Mess'
32. VENOM P. STINGER - 'Going Nowhere'
33. JOHNNY DOLE & THE SCABS - 'Psycho Analyst'
34. WHITE BOY - 'I Hate'

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 200

1. WIRE - 'Reuters' - Harvest LP - UK - 1977
Clearing up the last of the classic albums we begin with one from 'Pink Flag'. It was all bad news . . .
2. X - 'The Once Over Twice' - Slash LP - USA - 1981
Followed by the opening track from second album 'Wild Gift'.
3. THE VIBRATORS - 'Petrol' - Epic LP - UK - 1977
And one from debut album 'Pure Mania'.
4. SADO-NATION - 'I Accuse You' - Demo - USA - 1980
This is from an unreleased album which was gonna be called 'Disruptive Pattern'. Original singer Leesa left for New York soon after its recording and with additional financial problems it never saw the light of day until the release of the excellent Grand Theft Audio retrospective 'Future Past, Present, Tense'. Nice dischordant guitar.
5. THE SCREAMERS - 'The Beat Goes On' - Demo - USA - 1978
It sure does. Available on a number of unofficial releases.
6. WIRE - 'Three Girl Rhumba'Harvest LP - UK - 1977
A second from 'Pink Flag'.
7. X - 'Beyond And Back'Slash LP - USA - 1981
Another from 'Wild Gift'. Superior live version from 'The Decline' here.
8. THE VIBRATORS - 'Wrecked On You'Epic LP - UK - 1977
A second from 'Pure Mania'.
9. SADO-NATION - 'No More'Demo - USA - 1980
And a second from 'Disruptive Pattern'. 
10. WARSAW - 'The Drawback' - Demo - UK - 1978
One of the best of the Warsaw demos when they were still trying to find their feet.
11. WIRE - 'Brazil'Harvest LP - UK - 1977
A third from 'Pink Flag'.
12. X - 'Back 2 The Base'Slash LP - USA - 1981
And a third from 'Wild Gift'.
13. UK DECAY - 'Shattered'Fresh LP - UK - 1981
'Wheeeee!'  From gothic masterpiece 'For Madmen Only'. I dragged my older sister to see 'em play this live the same year. She was mystified!
14. THE WIPERS - 'Taking Too Long' - Park Avenue LP - USA - 1981
The opening track from second album 'Youth Of America'.
15. WIRE - 'The Commercial'Harvest LP - UK - 1977
An instrumental from 'Pink Flag'.
16. X - 'When Our Love Passed Out On The Couch'Slash LP - USA - 1981
And a fourth from 'Wild Gift'.
17. THE VIBRATORS - 'She's Bringing You Down'Epic LP - UK - 1977
A third from 'Pure Mania'.
18. SADO-NATION - 'Cut Off The Cord'Demo - USA - 1980
And a third from 'Disruptive Pattern' which was also re-recorded for 'We're Not Equal'. 
19. WIRE - 'Different To Me'Harvest LP - UK - 1977
A fifth from 'Pink Flag'.
20. WARSAW - 'Warsaw' - Demo - UK - 1978
Faster than the 'Ideal For Living' version but not quite as menacing.
21. THE SCREAMERS - 'If I Can't Have What I Want' - Demo - USA - 1977
Available on the 'In A Better World' double CD.
22. THE WIPERS - 'Can This Be?'Park Avenue LP - USA - 1981
Another track from 'Youth Of America'.
23. WIRE - 'Marooned' - Harvest LP - UK - 1978
An atmospheric one from 'Chairs Missing'.
24. THE VIBRATORS - 'Public Enemy No.1'Epic LP - UK - 1977
One from another second album 'V2'.
25. UK DECAY - 'Stagestruck' - Fresh LP - UK - 1981
And a second from 'For Madmen Only'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. SADO-NATION - 'See You Through My Eyes'
27. X - 'I'm Coming Over'
28. WIRE - 'Another The Letter'
29. SADO-NATION - 'Phobias'
30. THE VIBRATORS - 'London Girls'
31. X - 'Los Angeles'
32. WIRE - 'From The Nursery'
33. SADO-NATION - 'The Dark'
34. WARSAW - 'You're No Good For Me'
35. X - 'Sugarlight'
36. WIRE - 'Pink Flag'

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 199

1. SADO-NATION - 'Messed Up Mixed Up' - Brainstem LP - USA - 1983
Portland punk was not just about Poison Idea. 'We're Not Equal' is up there in my top 10 punk albums and this was the opening track.
2. RATTUS - 'Paskantakaa Housuihinne' - Poko 12" - Finland - 1981
The first time we got the 'classic' Rattus sound. From the 'Rattus On Rautaa' E.P.
3. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Wait And See' - Chrysalis LP - UK - 1980
Second album 'Nobody's Heroes' was a lot cleaner than 'Inflammable Material' but the songs were still up there.
4. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'The Psycho Squat' - Corpus Christi LP - UK - 1983
'Couldn't stand dummy and maddy no more . . .'  From 'Death Church', of course.
5. THE VALVES - 'It Don't Mean Nothing' - Demo - UK - 1978
Can't believe this first-wave band never got to release an album. This is an early version of their third single.
6. KRUNCH - 'Panik' - Massproduktion 12" - Sweden - 1985
From 'Mys & Kel' (the one with the flying penis on the sleeve).
7. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Let The Four Winds Blow' - Stiff LP - UK - 1981
The title track from their second album of the same name. 'Rup-la-la-la-diddley day!'
8. SADO-NATION - 'Armageddon'Brainstem LP - USA - 1983
Track 2 from 'We're Not Equal'. 
9. RATTUS - 'Viimeinen Ilotulitusraketti' - Poko LP - Finland - 1983
This one's from 'WC Räjähtää' (the toilet blows up!)
10. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Fly The Flag' - Chrysalis LP - UK - 1980
A second track from 'Nobody's Heroes'.
11. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Blissful Myth' - Corpus Christi LP - UK - 1983
Their views on marriage. From 'Death Church'.
12. THE VALVES - 'Haircuts From Mars' - Demo - UK - 1978
Another of their early demos.
13. SADO-NATION - 'We're Not Equal'Brainstem LP - USA - 1983
Track 3 (and the title track) from 'We're Not Equal'.
14. RATTUS - 'Sotahullut' - Poko MLP - Finland - 1984
The opening track from 'Uskonto On Vaara'.
15. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'At The Edge' - Chrysalis LP - UK - 1980
A third from 'Nobody's Heroes' which was also a single. Here's a TOTP performance with one of the most indifferent audiences ever.
16. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Poppycock' - Corpus Christi LP - UK - 1983
A third from 'Death Church'.
17. THE VALVES - 'Diana Barrymore' - Demo - UK - 1978
This one's about Drew Barrymore's aunt. Look it up.
18. KRUNCH – 'C'mon Nån Gång Då Baby' - Massproduktion 7" - Sweden - 1989
From third and final single 'Tack & Hej'.
19. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Her Fruit Is Forbidden' - Stiff LP - UK - 1981
A second track from 'Let The Four Winds Blow'.
20. SADO-NATION - 'Don't Bother Me'Brainstem LP - USA - 1983
Track 4 from 'We're Not Equal'. 
21. RATTUS - 'Rajoitettu Ydinsota' - Poko 7" - Finland - 1982
The opening track from the E.P. of the same name.
22. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Nobody's Hero' - Chrysalis LP - UK - 1980
The title track from 'Nobody's Heroes'. They got the punx in for this one.
23. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Vampire State Building' / 'Blasphemy Squad' / 'When You Are A Martian Church' - Corpus Christi LP - UK - 1983
A fourth, fifth AND sixth from 'Death Church'.
24. SADO-NATION - 'On The Wall'Brainstem LP - USA - 1983
A fifth from 'We're Not Equal'. 
25. RATTUS - 'Raganin Joululahja' - Ann & Archie 7" - Finland - 1985
And the opening track from 'Ihmiset On Sairaita'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'I Don't Like You'
27. SADO-NATION - 'Fight Back'
28. RATTUS - 'Uskonto On Vaara'
29. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Radio Schizo'
30. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Just Fade Away'
31. SADO-NATION - 'Industrial Revolution'
32. THE VALVES - 'Anytime'
33. RATTUS - 'Väära Tapa'
34. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Happy Farm'
35. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'No Change'
36. SADO-NATION - 'Johnny Paranoid'

The Best of Brought To Life - 198

1. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Swords Of A Thousand Men' - Stiff 7" - UK - 1981
Only six bands on this sampler as we clear up a few classics as we hurtle our way towards #200. This was their third single and first hit. TOTP performance here.
2. REBELS AND INFIDELS - 'You're Fired' - Fowl LP - USA - 1984
When I last covered their monster debut album 'Corporate Picnic' I shamefully missed this one.
3. REALLY RED - 'Crowd Control' - C.I.A. 7" - USA - 1979
From their first single. From Houston, Texas.
4. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Suspect Device' - Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
The opening track from 'Inflammable Material'. Better than the single?
5. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Media Person'Outer Himalayan 7" - UK - 1981
The frantic opening track from their debut E.P.
6. THE MISFITS - 'Green Hell' - Plan 9 LP - USA - 1983
Meanwhile this lot got faster with every album, it seems. From 'Earth A.D.'
7. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Wunderbar' - Stiff 7" - UK - 1981
Fourth single, second hit. TV jollity here.
8. REALLY RED - 'Nobody Rules' - Ward-9 LP - USA - 1983
Their contribution to 'Cottage Cheese From The Lips Of Death'.
9. REBELS AND INFIDELS - 'Hey Hey' - Fowl Cassette - USA - 1985
Their second album was a cassette only release called 'Young Gifted And Black'. I'm not sure any of them were though! This was the opening track.
10. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'White Noise'Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
A second track from 'Inflammable Material'.
11. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Him Hymn' - Outer Himalayan 7" - UK - 1981
A second track from their debut.
12. THE MISFITS - 'Wolfs Blood'Plan 9 LP - USA - 1983
Another track from 'Earth A.D.'
13. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'I Can't Sleep' - Stiff LP - UK - 1981
One from their debut album 'Eddie, Old Bob, Dick and Gary'.
14. REALLY RED - 'Bar-B-Q' - C.I.A. LP - USA - 1981
One from 'Teaching You The Fear'.
15. REBELS AND INFIDELS - 'Face The Facts'Fowl Cassette - USA - 1985
A second track from 'Young Gifted And Black'. 
16. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Barbed Wire Love'Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
A third from 'Inflammable Material'.
17. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Black President'Outer Himalayan 7" - UK - 1981
A third from their debut E.P.
18. THE MISFITS - 'Demonomania'Plan 9 LP - USA - 1983
And a third from 'Earth A.D.'
19. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Fashion' - Stiff 7" - UK - 1980
One from the flipside of '3 Bells In A Row'.
20. REALLY RED - 'Pigboy'C.I.A. LP - USA - 1981
Another from 'Teaching You The Fear'.
21. REBELS AND INFIDELS - 'P.B.O.D.'Fowl Cassette - USA - 1985
Your life described in 4 words. Pulse, breath, orgasm, death. There's more, but not much more. From 'Young Gifted And Black'.
22. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Back To Front' - Chrysalis 7" - UK - 1980
Probably their seventh single, but don't quote me on that one.
23. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Subdued Violence'Outer Himalayan 7" - UK - 1982
One from their second E.P. 'Farce'.
24. THE MISFITS - 'Bloodfeast'Plan 9 LP - USA - 1983
A fourth from 'Earth A.D.'
25. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Wasted Life'Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
And a fourth from from 'Inflammable Material'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'What Else Can I Do?'
27. REALLY RED - 'Bored With Apathy'
28. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Blind Dogs'
29. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Bloody Sunday'
30. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Anticipation'
31. REALLY RED - 'Run 'Em Out'
32. THE MISFITS - 'Hellhound'
33. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'No More Of That'
34. TENPOLE TUDOR - 'Love And Food'
35. REALLY RED - 'Prostitution'
36. REBELS AND INFIDELS - 'Vision Of Darkness'
37. RUDIMENTARY PENI - 'Bubble'

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 197

1. OLHO SECO - 'Nada' - Punk Rock Discos 7" - Brazil - 1983
Guttural in-your-face punk rock. From their first E.P. 'Botas, Fuzis, Capacetes'.
2. THE MISFITS - 'Halloween' - Plan 9 7" - USA - 1981
'Bonfires burning bright, pumpkin faces in the night . . .'
3. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Plants And Insects' - Demo - UK -1981
The only things that will survive Armageddon. Apparently. From the 'Gigantic Days' CD on Overground.
4. SKREWDRIVER - 'Backstreet Kids' - Chiswick LP - UK - 1977
Revisiting 'All Skrewed Up.' Who could guess at the controversy to come?
5. THE PAGANS - 'Eyes Of Satan' - Demo - USA - 1979
Available on the 'Buried Alive' LP/CD.
6. THE REZILLOS - 'I Can't Stand My Baby' - Sire LP - UK - 1978
Last time I missed off a few tracks from their classic LP 'Can't Stand The Rezillos'. This is a version of their debut single.
7. THE MISFITS - 'Who Killed Marilyn' - Demo - USA - 1979
I'm guessing at the date here as even the coffin box set says 'date unknown'.
8. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Fascicult Barabaraclique'Demo - UK -1981
Quite a mouthfull, huh? From the 'Gigantic Days' CD.
9. SKREWDRIVER - 'Gotta Be Young'Chiswick LP - UK - 1977
Asecond track from 'All Skrewed Up.'
10. THE PAGANS - 'Haven't Got The Time'Demo - USA - 1979
Another track available on the 'Buried Alive' LP/CD.
11. OLHO SECO - 'Botas, Fucis, Capacetes'Punk Rock Discos 7" - Brazil - 1983
Title track from the E.P. of the same name.
12. THE MISFITS - 'Ghoul's Night Out' - Plan 9 7" - USA - 1981
One from the flipside of '3 Hits From Hell'.
13. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Empire Of Idiots'Demo - UK -1981
A third track from 'Gigantic Days'.
14. SKREWDRIVER - 'We Don't Pose'Chiswick LP - UK - 1977
And a third from 'All Skrewed Up.'
15. THE PAGANS - 'Don't Leave Me Alone'Demo - USA - 1979
This eventually got released as a single on Bona Fide in '87.
16. THE REZILLOS - 'Cold Wars'Sire LP - UK - 1978
A second track from 'Can't Stand The Rezillos'. Released as their final single (at the time).
17. THE MISFITS - 'Spook City USA'Demo - USA - 1979
I'm assuming this is from the same session as 'Who Killed Marilyn'.
18. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Death And Boogie'Demo - UK -1981
A fourth track from 'Gigantic Days'.
19. SKREWDRIVER - 'Won't Get Fooled Again'Chiswick LP - UK - 1977
A Who cover, no less. From 'All Skrewed Up.'
20. THE PAGANS - 'Yeah Yeah'Demo - USA - 1979
Another one from 'Buried Alive'.
21. OLHO SECO - 'Isto é Olho Seco' - Pogar 7" - Brazil - 1984
One from their second E.P. released on a German label.
22. THE MISFITS - 'Horror Hotel'Plan 9 7" - USA - 1981
The other track from the flipside of '3 Hits From Hell'.
23. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'All Change'Demo - UK -1981
And a fifth from 'Gigantic Days'. A song of hope and vision.
24. SKREWDRIVER - 'Unbeliever' - Peel Session - UK - 1977
From their one and only Peel session.
25. THE PAGANS - 'Give Up'Demo - USA - 1979
And another from 'Buried Alive'.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. THE MISFITS - 'American Nightmare'
27. THE REZILLOS - 'Bad Guy Reaction'
28. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Rock Out The Box'
29. SKREWDRIVER - 'Jailbait'
30. THE MISFITS - 'Mephisto Waltz'
31. THE PAGANS - 'Cleveland Confidential'
32. OLHO SECO - 'Castidade'
33. THE MISFITS - 'Come Back'

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Best of Brought To Life - 196

1. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Puppet Life' - United Artists LP - UK - 1979
The opening track from one of the best albums of all time 'Laughing Academy'.
2. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Funk Me'United Artists LP - UK - 1979
Followed by the second track. It complements it so seamlessly.
3. THE MISFITS - 'I Turned Into A Martian' - Ruby LP - USA - 1982
From the classic 'Walk Among Us'.  'Possession of the mind is a terrible thing, it's a transformation with an urge to kill'.
4. THE POP RIVETS - 'Lambrettavespascoota' - Hipocrite LP - UK - 1979
One from their debut album cheekily named 'Greatest Hits'. A playful tribute or a straight piss-take? You decide.
5. THE MUTANTS - 'Perfect Target' - Mutiny Shadow International LP - USA - 1982
Their only album 'Fun Terminal' had a very refined sound but I'm not sure that was ideal for a band with such a reputedly chaotic live show.
6. THE OFFS - 'Black Sun' - Live - USA - 1980
Available on the Vampir CD 'Live At The Mabuhay Gardens, Nov 7 1980'.
7. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Hold Me (Never Mold Me)' - Red Rhino 7" - UK - 1983
Their final single. A mate once said it sounded like the New Romantics. We are no longer friends . . .
8. THE MISFITS - 'Night Of The Living Dead'Ruby LP - USA - 1982
A second track from 'Walk Among Us'.  'Stumble in somnambulance where pre-dawn corpses come to life'. 
9. THE POP RIVETS - 'Commercial'Hipocrite LP - UK - 1979
A second track from 'Greatest Hits'.
10. THE MUTANTS - 'Lesson In Time'Mutiny Shadow International LP - USA - 1982
A second track from 'Fun Terminal'.
11. THE OUTPATIENTS - 'Fight' - Demo - USA - 1983
The opening track from the legendary 'Basement Tape'.
12. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Funghi' - Red Rhino LP - UK - 1983
The opening track from second album '7'. Does anyone have an mp3 of 'Fairiation'? That one doesn't seem to have been comped anywhere and I aim to put that right!
13. THE MISFITS - 'Skulls'Ruby LP - USA - 1982
A third from 'Walk Among Us'.  'The corpses all hang headless and limp, bodies with no surprises, as the blood drains down like devils rain, we'll bathe tonight'. Lovely.
14. THE POP RIVETS - 'Skip Off School' - Hipocrite LP - UK - 1979
One from second album 'Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch'.
15. THE MUTANTS - 'Emotional Readout'Mutiny Shadow International LP - USA - 1982
A third track from 'Fun Terminal'.
16. THE OUTPATIENTS - 'Go Play'Demo - USA - 1983
A second track from the 'Basement Tape'.
17. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'The Bird And The Elephant'Red Rhino LP - UK - 1983
The ominous-sounding second track from '7'.
18. THE MISFITS - 'Violent World'Ruby LP - USA - 1982
A fourth from 'Walk Among Us'.
19. THE POP RIVETS - 'Empty Sounds' Hipocrite LP - UK - 1979
A second from 'Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch'.
20. THE MUTANTS - 'Odd Man Out'Demo - USA - 1981
Available on the White Noise re-issue of 'Fun Terminal'.
21. THE OUTPATIENTS - 'Cover Girl'Demo - USA - 1983
A third thrasher from the 'Basement Tape'.
22. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Tria Dance'Red Rhino LP - UK - 1983
A third from '7' - the closing track.
23. THE MISFITS - 'Devil's Whorehouse'Ruby LP - USA - 1982
A fifth from 'Walk Among Us'.
24. THE POP RIVETS - 'I Looked Twice'Hipocrite LP - UK - 1979
A third from 'Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch'.
25. THE MUTANTS - 'Furniture' - Go! LP - USA - 1981
And finally, one from 'the 'Savoy Sound Wave Goodbye' compilation. Legendary video here.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'British Baboon'
27. 999 - 'Homicide'
28. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Revelations'
29. THE MISFITS - 'Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?'
30. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Golden Corsets'

The Best of Brought To Life - 195

1. 999 - 'Me And My Desire' - United Artists 7" - UK - 1978
Right, we'll clear up most of the outstanding 999 tracks on this one, starting with their third single.
2. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Freedom' - Bent LP - UK - 1980
One from their only album, 'Instant Classic', if you don't count the second version on Snotty Snail!
3. LAMA - 'Järjetöntä' - Johanna LP - Finland - 1982
Moving on to Side 2 of 'Lama'.
4. THE MISFITS - 'Static Age' - Demo - USA - 1978
This has been released on many a record, none more classic than the 'Static Age' CD itself.
5. 999 - 'Hit Me' United Artists LP - UK - 1978
One from their classic eponymous album. Still going of course. Did they ever split up?
6. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'I Am A Clone'Snotty Snail LP - UK - 1980
One from the second version of 'Instant Classic'.
7. LAMA - 'Spurgun Huuoto'Johanna LP - Finland - 1982
A second track from Side 2 of 'Lama'.
8. THE MONOCHROME SET - 'Fun For All The Family' - Radio Session - UK - 1980
One from the Nicky Horne show, available on 'Volume, Contrast, Brilliance'.
9. 999 - 'Emergency'United Artists 7" - UK - 1978
Fourth single. Washed out video here.
10. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Girl With Scruffy Hair'Bent LP - UK - 1980
A second track from the first version of 'Instant Classic'.
11. LAMA - 'Koputus'Johanna LP - Finland - 1982
A third track from Side 2 of 'Lama'.
12. THE MISFITS - 'Spinal Remains'Demo - USA - 1978
Another track from 'Static Age'.
13. 999 - 'My Street Stinks'United Artists 7" - UK - 1978
The flipside of 'Emergency'.
14. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Death To Disco'Bent LP - UK - 1980
Another track from both versions of 'Instant Classic'.
15. LAMA - 'Kellot'Johanna LP - Finland - 1982
A fourth track from Side 2 of 'Lama'.
16. THE MONOCHROME SET - 'Fat Fun' - John Peel session - UK - 1979
Another track available on 'Volume, Contrast, Brilliance'.
17. 999 - 'Nobody Knows'United Artists LP - UK - 1978
The closing track from '999'.
18. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Daddy Won't Let Me Love You Song'Bent LP - UK - 1980
Another one from the first version of 'Instant Classic'.
19. LAMA - 'Tulevaisuus'Johanna LP - Finland - 1982
The closing track from Side 2 of 'Lama'.
20. THE MISFITS - 'In The Doorway'Demo - USA - 1978
A third from the 'Static Age' demos.
21. 999 - 'High Energy Plan' - Radar LP - UK - 1979
The title track of the album of the same name.
22. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Because I'm Mine'Bent LP - UK - 1980
Another track from both versions of 'Instant Classic'.
23. LAMA - 'Sä Sataana'Johanna LP - Finland - 1982
A sixth track from Side 2 of 'Lama'.
24. THE MONOCHROME SET - 'Love Zombies' - John Peel session - UK - 1980
I just prefer this version out of all the ones available.
25. THE YANKEES - 'Take It Like A Man' - Big Sound 7" - USA - 1978
And we'll end with a bit of top notch powerpop.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. 999 - 'Crazy'
27. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Wrong Love'
28. 999 - 'Let's Face It'
29. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Ploppy'
30. 999 - 'Pick It Up'