Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 390

1. SCHLIESSMUSKEL - 'Bombastix' / 'Geschichten'
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur’ – We Bite LP – Germany – 1987
You demanded more from this seminal album, so here goes . . .
2. CIRCLE JERKS - 'Live Fast Die Young'
'Group Sex’ – Frontier LP – USA – 1980
And this one is in demand too, it seems.
3. GLAXO BABIES - 'Avoiding The Issue'
'Put Me On The Guest List’ – Heartbeat LP – UK – 1980
Post-punks from Bristol, dontcha know. From their debut album.
4. DRIP TANK - 'What The Hell'
'Slake’ – Topsy LP – USA – 1992
Another debut album, from San Diego this time. They were known for playing gigs in 7-Eleven stores. How cool is that?
5. BLACK MARKET BABY - 'Strike First'
'Senseless Offerings’ - Fountain Of Youth LP – USA – 1983
Another classic album revisited.
6. ADAM AND THE ANTS - 'Physical'
Demo – UK - 1978
7. ANTISOCIAL - 'Backstreet Boys'
'Made In England’ – Beat The System 7” – UK – 1982
Proper street punk. They never bettered this E.P.
8. SCHLIESSMUSKEL - 'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur'
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur’ – We Bite LP – Germany - 1987
9. CIRCLE JERKS - 'Back Against The Wall'
'Group Sex’ – Frontier LP – USA - 1980
10. BLACK MARKET BABY - 'Killing Time'
'Senseless Offerings’ - Fountain Of Youth LP – USA – 1983
11. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE - 'Autonomia'
Flipside of ‘Stars’ – Total Darkness Productions 7” – UK – 1982
Don’t care much for the A-side.
12. DRIP TANK - 'Muddbogg'
'Slake’ – Topsy LP – USA - 1992
13. GLAXO BABIES - 'Police State'
'Put Me On The Guest List’ – Heartbeat LP – UK - 1980
14. THE FALL - 'Stepping Out'
'Short Circuit - Live At The Electric Circus’ – Virgin 10” – UK - 1978
15. BLACK MARKET BABY - 'Three Bullets'
Demo – USA - 1986
16. SCHLIESSMUSKEL - 'Will Nicht Mehr Leben'
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur’ – We Bite LP – Germany - 1987
17. ADAM AND THE ANTS - 'Dirk Wears White Socks'
Demo – UK - 1977
18. CIRCLE JERKS - 'Wasted'
'Group Sex’ – Frontier LP – USA - 1980
19. DRIP TANK - 'Quencher'
'Slake’ – Topsy LP – USA - 1992
20. GLAXO BABIES - 'This Is Your Life'
'Put Me On The Guest List’ – Heartbeat LP – UK - 1980
21. BLACK MARKET BABY - 'Gun Point Affection'
'Senseless Offerings’ - Fountain Of Youth LP – USA - 1983
22. SCHLIESSMUSKEL - 'Schliessmuskel'
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur’ – We Bite LP – Germany - 1987
23. CIRCLE JERKS - 'Paid Vacation'
'Group Sex’ – Frontier LP – USA - 1980
24. ANTISOCIAL - 'Your Choice'
'Made In England’ – Beat The System 7” – UK - 1982
25. BLACK MARKET BABY - 'Human Hurricane'
Demo – USA - 1986
26. DRIP TANK - 'Miserable'
'Slake’ – Topsy LP – USA - 1992
27. CIRCLE JERKS - 'What's Your Problem?'
'Group Sex’ – Frontier LP – USA - 1980
28. GLAXO BABIES - 'She Went To Pieces'
'Put Me On The Guest List’ – Heartbeat LP – UK - 1980
29. BLACK MARKET BABY - 'Out Of My League'
Demo – USA - 1986
30. SCHLIESSMUSKEL - 'Metamorphose'
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur’ – We Bite LP – Germany - 1987
31. CIRCLE JERKS - 'Don't Care'
'Group Sex’ – Frontier LP – USA - 1980
32. ADAM AND THE ANTS - 'Song For Ruth Ellis'
Demo – UK - 1978

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Friday, 16 December 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 389

1. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘Totem’'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
Wild Devil Man comes up trumps again. If you want the whole thing, go here.
2. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Wild In The Streets’
'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
After last week's sojourn through 'Golden Shower', someone remarked that I'd never posted anything from 'Wild' yet either. And they were right! Oversight corrected.
3. THE COSMETICS – ‘Mind Pollution’
'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982
Austrian New Wave band, formed in 1980 by ex members of Ffun and Gorilla Gang. Awarded the most successful Austrian Band 1981 by the 'Rennbahn-Express' music magazine.
4. SCHLIESSMUSKEL – ‘Stoffel’
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
5. STERKE SVAKHETER – ‘Hun.’
 
'S/T' - Den Onde Sirkel ‎7" - Norway - 1982
6. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Leave Me Alone’
'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
7. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘Voice Of The Mysterons’
'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
8. THE COSMETICS – ‘Coconut Smoother'

'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982
9. APRIL SOUTH & THE PENNIES – ‘Heroes Of The Night’
 
Single - Rockelly 7" - UK - 1981
10. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Stars And Stripes’
'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
11. SCHLIESSMUSKEL – ‘Hamminkelner Mädels’
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
12. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘Small Town Sunday’
'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
13. THE COSMETICS – ‘Summertime Blues’

 'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982
14. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘86'd (Good As Gone)’
'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
15. THE BORE-TOWN BOP – ‘Surf's Up!’
Flipside of 'Try' - Vital 7" - UK - 1981
It has to be XTC incognito, hasn't it? For more info visit Bruce at My Life's A Jigsaw.
16. SCHLIESSMUSKEL – ‘Vidiot’
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
17. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘All In A Day's Work’
'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
18. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Meet The Press’
'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
19. APRIL & THE PENNIES – ‘The Light Of Love’

Split with the Pennies - Rockelly 7" - UK - 1980
20. THE COSMETICS – ‘Aint Got No Time’
'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982

21. SCHLIESSMUSKEL – ‘Töpferührer’
'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
22. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Letter Bomb’

'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
23. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘War Drums’

 'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
24. THE COSMETICS – ‘Klick Klack Boo Woo Wouw Wouw’
 
'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982
25. THE PENNIES – ‘Paradise Walk’
 
Split with April & The Pennies - Rockelly 7" - UK - 1980
26. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Question Authority’

 'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
27. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘Sound And The Fury’

 'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
28. THE COSMETICS – ‘Last Time’

 'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982
29. SCHLIESSMUSKEL – ‘Gröhlemeyer’

 'Untergang Der Abendländischen Kultur' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
30. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Political Stu’
 
'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982
31. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – ‘Germany’
 
'Waiting For World War III' - Miezi Platten LP - Germany - 1981
32. THE BORE-TOWN BOP – ‘Try’

 Single - Vital 7" - UK - 1981
33. THE COSMETICS – ‘Banjoboy-Mimi’

 'S/T' - Zitronenklang LP - Austria - 1982
34. THE CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’

 'Wild In The Streets' - Faulty Products LP - USA - 1982


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Friday, 9 December 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 388

1. DROWNING ROSES – ‘Rats & Roses’ / ‘Take The Dole’
‘Things Are Not The Same’ – Weird System LP – Germany – 1988
A great start to their patchy debut album.
2. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘In Your Eyes’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA – 1983
Their third and final (good) album.
3. SNAKEFINGER – ‘You Sliced Up My Wife’
‘Manual Of Errors’ - Ralph LP - USA – 1982
Ol’ Snakey boy did a lot of weird stuff, but this one really hits the spot.
4. THE REACTIONS – ‘Saturday's Gone Wild’
Demo – USA – 1980
More from the excellent Cheap Rewards LP.
5. CORRUPTED MORALS – ‘Second Chance’
‘Think About It’ – Self-released cassette – USA - 1986
6. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Parade Of The Horribles’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983
7. SIX MINUTE WAR – ‘Strike’
S/T – self-released 7” – UK – 1980
11 tracks on a 7”. 1980 was a very good year.
8. CANDY SNATCHERS – ‘Loner’
Split with Gimcrack – Stiff Pole 7” – USA - 1994
9. ANTI-CIMEX – ‘Wave Of Fear’
Demo – Sweden - early ‘80s
10. THE REACTIONS – ‘She's The Only One’
Demo – USA - 1980
11. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Coup D' Etat’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983
12. ISOCRACY – ‘Rodeo’
‘Bedtime For Isocracy’ – Lookout 7” – USA - 1988
13. SIX MINUTE WAR – ‘Progress’
S/T – self-released 7” – UK - 1980
14. CANDY SNATCHERS – ‘Pinto Pony’
Single – Sounds Like Shit 7” – USA - 1994
15. CORRUPTED MORALS – ‘Big Man’
‘Think About It’ – Self-released cassette – USA - 1986
16. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Product Of My Environment’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983
17. THE REACTIONS – ‘Nights On End’
Demo – USA - 1980
18. ANTI-CIMEX – ‘Straight To Hell’
Demo – Sweden - early ‘80s
19. DROWNING ROSES – ‘Get Outa My Pagoda’
‘Things Are Not The Same’ – Weird System LP – Germany - 1988
20. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Junk Mail’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983
21. SIX MINUTE WAR – ‘Man From Uncle’
S/T – self-released 7” – UK - 1980
22. CANDY SNATCHERS – ‘Now Who's Crying?’
Flipside of ‘Fuck My Family’ – Ultra Under 7” – USA - 1994
23. THE REACTIONS – ‘Sick Of You’
Live – USA – 1981
24. ANTI-CIMEX – ‘Instrumental’
Demo – Sweden - early ‘80s
25. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Anxious Boy’
‘Oddities, Abnormalities & Curiosities’ – Mercury LP – USA - 1995
26. CORRUPTED MORALS – ‘I'm Not Smiling’
Demo – USA - 1987
27. THE REACTIONS – ‘Tammy’
Live – USA – 1981
28. ISOCRACY – ‘Hippie Man’
‘Bedtime For Isocracy’ – Lookout 7” – USA - 1988
29. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘When The Shit Hits The Fan’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983
30. ANTI-CIMEX – ‘En Dod Soldat’
Demo – Sweden - early ‘80s
31. THE REACTIONS – ‘Be My Girl’
Live – USA – 1981
32. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘High Price On Our Heads’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983
33. CANDY SNATCHERS – ‘My Sleaze’
‘Pinto Pony’ - Sounds Like Shit 7” – USA - 1994
34. SIX MINUTE WAR – ‘Giles Hall’
S/T – self-released 7” – UK - 1980
35. DROWNING ROSES – ‘That's Why I Don't Like You’
‘Things Are Not The Same’ – Weird System LP – Germany - 1988
36. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Shining Through The Door’
Oddities, Abnormalities & Curiosities’ – Mercury LP – USA - 1995
37. ANTI-CIMEX – ‘Anti-Cimex’
Demo – Sweden - early ‘80s
38. THE REACTIONS – ‘No Way Out’
Live – USA – 1981
39. CANDY SNATCHERS – ‘Buzzsaw’
‘Pinto Pony’ - Sounds Like Shit 7” – USA - 1994
40. CIRCLE JERKS – ‘Golden Shower Of Hits’
‘Golden Shower Of Hits’ – LAX LP – USA - 1983


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Friday, 25 November 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 387

1. THE REACTIONS - 'Haulover Beach'
Demo - USA - 1980

Released on vinyl in 2011 by the mighty Cheap Rewards blog/label.
2. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Colossal Sleep'
'New Lows' - New Red Archives CD - USA - 1996
Whereas no vinyl for this one. A solid comeback album nonetheless.
3. THE LIMIT - 'Uh Oh'
'S/T' - Pendulum 10" - USA - 1983
Who remembers 10" E.P.s? And another band archived by Cheap Rewards.
4. THE DUGGIE BRIGGS BAND - 'Punk-Rockin' Granny'
Single - IT 7" - UK - 1977
As promised. Couldn't decide whether it was exploitative rubbish or what, but it hardly matters really.
5. THE NEUROTIC ARSEHOLES - 'Aladin'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
6. THE SENSATIONAL SPARES - 'No Time At All'
Single - Spare 7" - UK - 1981
A short lived Tyneside band whose drummer, Naughty Norman sadly passed away recently.
7. THE REACTIONS - 'Somewhere, Anywhere'
Demo - USA - 1980
8. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Blood Star'
'New Lows' - New Red Archives CD - USA - 1996
9. THE LIMIT - 'Call Jane'
'S/T' - Pendulum 10" - USA - 1983
10. TOXOPLASMA - '1981'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
11. GONE DADDY FINCH - 'Sunshine Sister'
Single - Off White 7" - USA - 1995
12. CHAOS Z - 'Alles Ist Grau'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
13. THE REACTIONS - 'It's Our Turn Now'
'Official Release' - Reaction 7" - USA - 1980
14. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Cheater'
'New Lows' - New Red Archives CD - USA - 1996
15. THE LIMIT - 'Candy Rocks'
'S/T' - Pendulum 10" - USA - 1983
16. SCREAMING MAD GEORGE & PSYCHOSIS - 'Persecution Mania'
'Transmutation' - Extasy CD - Japan - 1993
There was life after The Mad for Screaming Mad George. And here's a video to prove it.
17. RAZZIA - 'Arsch Im Sarge'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
18. THE REACTIONS - 'I Can't Help It'
'The Reactions Love You' - Reaction 7" - USA - 1981
19. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Sheer Heart Attack'
'New Lows' - New Red Archives CD - USA - 1996
Yes. Social Unrest doing Queen.
20. THE LIMIT - 'Dream Of Love'
'S/T' - Pendulum 10" - USA - 1983
21. THE NEUROTIC ARSEHOLES - 'Menschlichkeit'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
22. THE REACTIONS - 'Rebel Rousers'
'The Reactions Love You' - Reaction 7" - USA - 1981
23. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Wolf Hole'
'New Lows' - New Red Archives CD - USA - 1996
24. THE LIMIT - 'She's So European'
Live - USA - 1983
25. TOXOPLASMA - 'Arschlecker'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
26. THE REACTIONS - 'Without Your Love'
Demo - USA - 1980
27. THE NEUROTIC ARSEHOLES - 'Tradition'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
28. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Reverse Cocktail'
'New Lows' - New Red Archives CD - USA - 1996
29. CHAOS Z - 'Zukunft'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
30. THE LIMIT - 'Shake Me'
Live - USA - 1983
31. RAZZIA - 'B Alarm'
'Underground Hits 1' - Aggressive Rockproduktionen LP - Germany - 1982
32. THE REACTIONS - 'That's No Way to Spend Your Youth'
Demo - USA - 1980


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Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 386

1. THE RUTS - 'Criminal Mind'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979
So, let's revisit a classic album from 1979, shall we?
2. SOCIAL UNREST - 'The Beatification And The Enigma Of Katerina Witt'
'Now And Forever' - Libertine LP - USA - 1988
Maybe not as great as their previous 2 albums, but very, very solid.
3. THE POP-TONES - 'Wooden Heart'
Single - Square 7" - UK - 1980
Formed from the ashes of the legendary Psykik Volts.
4. PSYKIK VOLTS - 'I'm Me'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
Which brings me to this. I've already comped the 7" and the only other tracks I've got were recorded much later for this particular CD. Anyway, they're later recordings of older songs so, what the hell, you're getting them.
5. THE RUTS - 'Babylon's Burning'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979
And of course also a cracking single. Have some visuals.
6. THE DUGGIE BRIGGS BAND - 'Poison Ivy'
'Flashes On It (Again) - It 7" - UK - 1978
Second and final 7", from Portadown, Co. Armagh. Can't remember if I've already comped their first one. If not, you'll get it next time, alright?
7. JETZT! - 'Meine Stille Generation'
Flipside of 'Acht Stunden Sind Kein Tag' - Fast Weltweit 7" - Germany - 1984
The first of a couple of great-yet-obscure B-sides.
8. PSYKIK VOLTS - 'I'm A Miser'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
9. THE RUTS - 'Society'
Flipside of 'Babylon's Burning' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1979
10. SOCIAL UNREST - 'I Am The Nation'
'Now And Forever' - Libertine LP - USA - 1988
11. M.A.F. - 'Stumpfsinn'
S/T - Self-released cassette - Germany - 1983
M.A.F. is (apparently) short for 'Mut Aus Flaschen' which translates to "courage out of bottles".
12. PSYKIK VOLTS - '(Rise Of The) Appliances'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
13. THE RUTS - 'Dope For Guns'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979
14. SIF RECORD'S - 'Eldboll'
Flipside of 'Öst Och Väst' - Vinylbolaget 7" - Sweden - 1983
15. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Handcuffs Too Tight'
'Now And Forever' - Libertine LP - USA - 1988
Guest starring original vocalist Creetin K-OS.
16. PSYKIK VOLTS - 'Extraneous Hiss, Erroneous Hazard'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
17. THE RUTS - 'Jah War'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979
Another single from the album.
18. THE DUGGIE BRIGGS BAND - 'The Gambler'
'Flashes On It (Again) - It 7" - UK - 1978
19. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Club 4'
'Now And Forever' - Libertine LP - USA - 1988
20. PSYKIK VOLTS - 'Plague'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
21. THE RUTS - 'S.U.S.'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979
22. M.A.F. - 'Video'
Demo - Germany - 1983
23. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Crisis In Black And White'
'Now And Forever' - Libertine LP - USA - 1988
24. THE DUGGIE BRIGGS BAND - 'Headin'
'Flashes On It (Again) - It 7" - UK - 1978
25. PSYKIK VOLTS - 'Wooden Heart'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
26. THE RUTS - 'Something That I Said'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979
Third single from 'The Crack'. Slightly arty video here.
27. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Red Army Drug War'
'Now And Forever' - Libertine LP - USA - 1988
28. PSYKIK VOLTS - 'Verti-City'
'Re-Volting (79-06)' - Damaged Goods CD - UK - 2007
29. THE RUTS - 'Back Biter'
'The Crack' - Virgin LP - UK - 1979


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Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 385

1. THE GANGSTERS - 'Weekend'
'S/T' - Stortbeat LP - UK - 1979
The opening track from the only album released on Stortbeat.
2. SOCIAL UNREST - 'New Tribes'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986
On a par with SU-2000.
3. CHILD SUPPORT - 'Come To Amerika'
'Come To Amerika' - Neophlyte LP - USA - 1985
Of this band I know nothing other than what's on discogs. Pretty interesting for the mid-'80s.
4. BROKEN TOYS - 'I Want To Be My Boyfriend'
'S/T' - Incognito 7" - USA - 1991
5. KAI MARTIN & STICK! - 'Stadens Gator'
'Biomusik' - Silence LP - Sweden - 1980
6. THE GEARS - 'Girl Crazy'
Demo - USA - 1979
7. SOCIAL UNREST - 'A Dragon In The Kremlin'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986
8. THE SECLUDED - 'Mindless Violence'
'We Despise Society' - Self-released cassette - UK - 1983
9. CHILD SUPPORT - 'Sophisticated Jungle'
'Come To Amerika' - Neophlyte LP - USA - 1985
10. INCEST - 'D.S.D.'
'Split with Zwaar Klote' - Self-released cassette - Netherlands - 1984
For more info, the whole thing is here. 

11. THE GANGSTERS - 'Harlow Town'
'S/T' - Stortbeat LP - UK - 1979
12. SOCIAL UNREST - 'God In Heaven'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986
13. THE GEARS - 'High School Girls'
Demo - USA - 1979
14. CHILD SUPPORT - 'I Love Your Tangents'
'Come To Amerika' - Neophlyte LP - USA - 1985
15. C.O.M.A. - 'Assault'
'Clinik Organik Muzak Anatomik' - Flamingo LP - France - 1979
16. BROKEN TOYS - 'Let's Have A Riot'
'S/T' - Incognito 7" - USA - 1991
17. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Night Of The Long Knives'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986
18. THE SECLUDED - 'Royal Blood'
'We Despise Society' - Self-released cassette - UK - 1983
19. THE GANGSTERS - 'Shake And Pop'
'S/T' - Stortbeat LP - UK - 1979
20. CHILD SUPPORT - 'Yes, No Hesitations'
'Come To Amerika' - Neophlyte LP - USA - 1985
21. ZWAAR KLOTE - 'Chemical Dead'
'Split with Incest' - Self-released cassette - Netherlands - 1984
22. SOCIAL UNREST - 'My Name Is Nobody'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986
23. THE GEARS - 'Darlin' Baby'
Demo - USA - 1979
24. KAI MARTIN & STICK! - 'Nu Minns Jag'
'Biomusik' - Silence LP - Sweden - 1980
25. CHILD SUPPORT - 'Destitute'
'Come To Amerika' - Neophlyte LP - USA - 1985
26. THE GANGSTERS - 'Sadie May'
'S/T' - Stortbeat LP - UK - 1979
27. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Shock Troopin'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986
28. THE GEARS - 'Rockin' At Ground Zero'
Demo - USA - 1979
29. CHILD SUPPORT - 'I'll Never Let Go'
'Come To Amerika' - Neophlyte LP - USA - 1985
30. THE GANGSTERS - 'Record Company'
'S/T' - Stortbeat LP - UK - 1979
31. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Gimme Something Better'
'Before The Fall' - Libertine LP - USA - 1986


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Friday, 4 November 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 384

1. BORN AGAINST - 'The Good Father'
'My Country Tis Of Thee, Enemy Of All Tribes' - Self-released cassette - USA - 1989
Yes, only five bands on this sampler, so I hope you at least like a couple of 'em. If not, you're reading the wrong blog, pal.
2. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Good Morning America'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
3. THE GEARS - 'Baby Runaround'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
4. BROKEN TOYS - 'Don't Turn Your Back'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
5. BORN AGAINST - 'Resist Control'
'My Country Tis Of Thee, Enemy Of All Tribes' - Self-released cassette - USA - 1989
6. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Talk's Cheap'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
7. THE GEARS - 'Elk's Lodge Blues'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
8. BROKEN TOYS - 'Control Myself'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
9. BORN AGAINST - 'Test Pattern'

'Nine Patriotic Hymns For Children' - Vermiform LP - USA - 1991
10.SOCIAL UNREST - 'Jimmy Rocks'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
11.THE GEARS - 'Teenage Brain'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
12. BROKEN TOYS - 'Nothing To Do'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
13. THE BLANKS - 'Spirit Of '77'
'It's Punk Rock!!' - Greenearth Tapes cassette - USA - 1991
And yes, they did become Blanks '77.
14. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Public Enemy Number One'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
15. THE GEARS - 'Trudie Trudie'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
16. BROKEN TOYS - 'I'm Aware You're Perfect'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
17. BORN AGAINST - 'Organ Of Hope'
'Nine Patriotic Hymns For Children' - Vermiform LP - USA - 1991
18. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Remember It Black'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
19. THE GEARS - 'High School Girls'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
20. BROKEN TOYS - 'Judy Got Sick'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
21. BORN AGAINST - 'Born Against Are Fucking Dead'
'Battle Hymns Of The Race War' - Vermiform LP - USA - 1993
22. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Pay For A Hero'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
23. THE GEARS - 'The Last Chord'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
24. BROKEN TOYS - 'Just My Luck'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
25. BORN AGAINST - 'Janelle'
Split E.P. with Screeching Weasel - Lookout! 7" - USA - 1993
26. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Rock 'n' Roll Babylon'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
27. THE GEARS - 'Heartbeat Baby'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
28. BROKEN TOYS - 'Who Cares?'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
29. THE BLANKS - 'They'
'It's Punk Rock!!' - Greenearth Tapes cassette - USA - 1991
30. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Ignorance And Arrogance'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
31. THE GEARS - 'I Smoke Dope'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980
32. BORN AGAINST - 'My Favorite Housing Project'

Split E.P. with Man Is The Bastard - Vermiform 8" - USA - 1994
33. BROKEN TOYS - 'If I Had A Gun'
'Dirt' - Incognito LP - USA - 1991
34. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Out My Window'
'SU-2000' - Libertine LP - USA - 1985
35. THE GEARS - 'Keep Movin'
'Rockin' At Ground Zero' - Playgems LP - USA - 1980


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Friday, 28 October 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 383

1. THE SPASMS - 'It Never Happens Like It Does On The Telly'
Single - Ellie Jay 7" - UK - 1980
Too right! From Chesterfield, I believe.
2. ANGST - 'Neil Armstrong'
'S/T' - Happy Squid MLP - USA - 1983
The first track from their first record. Best song they ever wrote.
3. HASSISEN KONE - 'Rappiolla'
'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä' - Poko LP - Finland - 1980
Another great share from Wild Devil Man. Get the whole album here.
4. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Mental Breakdown'
'Rat In A Maze' - Libertine MLP - USA - 1982
Thus begins a 4 x CD odyssey through the impressive SR back catalogue. I interviewed them once, y' know.
5. THE DEFECTORS - 'Target Baby'
Single - Louder 7" - UK - 1980
Read all about them here.
6. NAPALM DEATH - 'The Crucifixion of Possessions'
'Punk Is A Rotting Corpse' - Demo - UK - 1982
Their best recording by a country mile. When punx were punx, none of this grindcore nonsense.
7. HAWKWIND - 'Quark, Strangeness and Charm'
'Quark, Strangeness And Charm' - Charisma LP - UK - 1977
Nuclear physics, my friends.
8. HASSISEN KONE - 'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä'
'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä' - Poko LP - Finland - 1980
9. ANGST - 'Die Fighting'
'S/T' - Happy Squid MLP - USA - 1983
10. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Thinking Of Suicide'
'Rat In A Maze' - Libertine MLP - USA - 1982
11. THE SPASMS - 'Monday Morning'
Flipside of 'It Never Happens . . .' - Ellie Jay 7" - UK - 1980
12. CAPITOL PUNISHMENT - 'Ballad Of A Broken Home'
'When "Putsch" Comes To Shove' - Stage Dive MLP - USA - 1985
Probably their best record.
13. HASSISEN KONE - 'Jumalat Jalassa'
'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä' - Poko LP - Finland - 1980
14. NAPALM DEATH - 'Don't Bother'
'Punk Is A Rotting Corpse' - Demo - UK - 1982
15. G.I.S.M. - 'Documment One'
'Detestation' - Dogma MLP - Japan - 1983
I revisited 'Military Affairs Neurotic' for this one, but having listened to it intently, I couldn't find a decent track. So instead, here's more from 'Detestation'.
16. THE SPASMS - 'You Don't Want To Hear The Truth'
Demo - UK - 1979
17. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Lord's Prayer'
'Rat In A Maze' - Libertine MLP - USA - 1982
18. HASSISEN KONE -  'Reippaina Käymme Rekkain Alle'
'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä' - Poko LP - Finland - 1980
19. ANGST - 'Turn Away'
'Lite Life' - SST LP - USA - 1985
20. NAPALM DEATH - 'Enough'
'Punk Is A Rotting Corpse' - Demo - UK - 1982
21. CAPITOL PUNISHMENT - 'Elephant Man'
'When "Putsch" Comes To Shove' - Stage Dive MLP - USA - 1985
22. THE SPASMS - 'Went Back'
Demo - UK - 1979
23. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Red White And Blue'
'Rat In A Maze' - Libertine MLP - USA - 1982
24. HASSISEN KONE - 'Rock Ehkäisyvälineitä Vastaan'
'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä' - Poko LP - Finland - 1980
25. G.I.S.M. - '(Tere Their) Syphilitic Vaginas To Pieces'
'Detestation' - Dogma MLP - Japan - 1983
26. HAWKWIND - 'Days Of The Underground'
'Quark, Strangeness And Charm' - Charisma LP - UK - 1977
27. NAPALM DEATH - 'Dysfunction'
'Punk Is A Rotting Corpse' - Demo - UK - 1982
28. SOCIAL UNREST - 'Their Mistakes'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
29. THE SPASMS - 'Another Year Another Night'
Demo - UK - 1979
30. ANGST - '127 Years'
'Mending Wall' - SST LP - USA - 1986
31. HASSISEN KONE - 'Hassisen Kone'
'Täältä Tullaan Venäjä' - Poko LP - Finland - 1980


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Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 382

1. THE PORK DUKES - 'Dirty Boys'
'S/T' aka 'Pink Pork' - Wood LP - UK - 1978
Indeed they were. And are. This came in a plain white stickered sleeve with a little pig postcard and a dirty insert, if I remember correctly. And pink vinyl, of course.
2. RIBZY - 'Cyanide Pill'
Demo - USA - 1981
Why they were called Ribsy on the 'Not So Quiet' album is a mystery to me. As is how come they didn't manage to release any vinyl of their own.
3. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Can You Hear Me?'
Demo - USA - 1979
Another of the better bands from 'Not So Quiet', all the stuff on here being aired on the excellent posthumous album 'Don't Listen' which I featured long ago, but never stops giving. Still, I don't think the intro needs to be 36 seconds long on this one.
4. HEMDALE - 'Delicious Gory Fun'
'In The Name Of Gore' - Visceral Productions LP - USA - 1996
As promised, the other band from this splatter-fest of a split album.
5. PUSSY GALORE - 'Handshake'
'Sugarshit Sharp' - Product Inc MLP - USA - 1988
Probably my favourite Pussy Galore record. Certainly the most consistent.
6. THE PORK DUKES - 'I'm A Guitar'
'Pig Out Of Hell' - Wood LP - UK - 1981
I remember being pleasantly surprised to see them release a second album. I couldn't see them persevering much more than a year or two. How wrong I was. Nowhere near as filthy as their earlier stuff.
7. RIBZY - 'Invasion' / 'Sit' / 'Fuck Me / Ed'
'Growing Pains' - Faction Productions comp. cassette - USA - 1983
8. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Don't Listen To The Radio'
Demo - USA - 1979
9. THE CYBERMEN - 'You're To Blame'
Single - Rockaway 7" - UK - 1979
A great single which I've somehow overlooked until now, so many thanks to Wild Devil Man for reminding me
10. THE PORK DUKES - 'Down Down Down'
'S/T' aka 'Pink Pork' - Wood LP - UK - 1978
11. RIBZY - 'Marlon Perkins'
Demo - USA - 1984
12. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Were You Popular In High School?'
Demo - USA - 1979
I certainly was not.
13. HEMDALE - 'Tasty Hemorrhoidal Tissue'
'In The Name Of Gore' - Visceral Productions LP - USA - 1996
Mmmmm. Hilarious but gross.
14. PUSSY GALORE - 'Sweet Little Hi-Fi'
'Sugarshit Sharp' - Product Inc MLP - USA - 1988
15. THE PORK DUKES - 'Marxist Leninist Feminist'
'Pig Out Of Hell' - Wood LP - UK - 1981
Probably their greatest song, for me, anyway. Funny funny funny, from start to finish.
16. RIBZY - 'Quicksand'
Demo - USA - much later I suspect
17. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Nowhere Street'
Demo - USA - 1979
18. CAPITOL PUNISHMENT - 'Wrong Direction'
'S/T' - Stage Dive 7" - USA - 1986
19. THE PORK DUKES - 'Big Tits'
'S/T' aka 'Pink Pork' - Wood LP - UK - 1978
Evocative of a bad seventies sitcom movie, dontcha think?
20. RIBZY - 'Why Did It Happen?'
Demo - USA - 1981
21. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Freedom Tickets'
Demo - USA - 1979
22. PUSSY GALORE - 'Brick'
'Sugarshit Sharp' - Product Inc MLP - USA - 1988
23. THE PORK DUKES - 'My Mother'
'Pig Out Of Hell' - Wood LP - UK - 1981
24. RIBZY - 'All Cut Up'
'Growing Pains' - Faction Productions cassette - USA - 1983
25. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Welfare Payments - Social Security'
Live in San Francisco - USA - 1978
26. HEMDALE - 'Artificial Masturbation'
'In The Name Of Gore' - Visceral Productions LP - USA - 1996
I'm not even sure what that means? Sounds like it hurts though.
27. THE CYBERMEN - 'It's You I Want'
Flipside of 'You're To Blame' - Rockaway 7" - UK - 1979
28. PUSSY GALORE - 'Evil Eye'
'Dial 'M' For Motherfucker' - Product Inc LP - USA - 1989
Great title for a very disappointing album. All over the place.
29. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'We're Dead'
Demo - USA - 1980
30. THE PORK DUKES - 'Loser'
'S/T' aka 'Pink Pork' - Wood LP - UK - 1978
31. RIBZY - 'Rip'
Demo - USA - 1982
32. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Take It From Them' / 'Duplicate'
Live in San Francisco - USA - 1978
33. THE PORK DUKES - 'Sick For Sex'
'S/T' aka 'Pink Pork' - Wood LP - UK - 1978
Evocative of a bad seventies sex movie, not that I've ever seen one.


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Friday, 14 October 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 381

1. INTENSIFIED CHAOS - 'Intensified Chaos'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
One of the legendary 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll Presents' albums. You'll get 30% of it here but I'm sure it's still in print, so if you want the whole thing, go get it!
2. PUSSY GALORE - 'Kill Yourself'
'Groovy Hate Fuck' - Shove MLP - USA - 1986
After a shambolic debut E.P and a cassette-only rendition of a Rolling Stones album in its entirety came this noisy beast of a 12" E.P.
3. PLEASED YOUTH - 'New Brunswick State Police'
'Sure We're Pleased' - Buy Our cassette - USA - 1984
The opening track from their demo before the album, which most people seem to prefer.
4. RIBSY - 'Collapse'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
5. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Sign Of The Cross'
'Sign Of The Cross' - Alternative Action CD - Finland - 1995
6. 999 - 'Rael Rean'
'Separates' - United Artists LP - UK - 1978
On this issue we'll clear up a few 999 tracks that I'd somehow overlooked long ago.
7. FANG - 'Fun With Acid'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
8. THE EXHUMED - 'Masochistic Copramania'
'In The Name Of Gore' - Visceral Productions LP - USA - 1996
The sound of the beast. From a split album with Hemdale who I may feature on the next comp.
9. PLEASED YOUTH - 'Different Than Me'
'Sure We're Pleased' - Buy Our cassette - USA - 1984
10. CAPITOL PUNISHMENT - 'El Salvador'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
11. MEKAANISET KAKUT - 'Mä Voin Kertoa Sulle'
Single - Poko 7" - Finland - 1981
12. PUSSY GALORE - 'You Look Like A Jew'
'Groovy Hate Fuck' - Shove MLP - USA - 1986
13. NAKED LADY WRESTLERS - 'Dan With The Mellow Hair'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
14. PLEASED YOUTH - 'Lunkhead'
'Sure We're Pleased' - Buy Our cassette - USA - 1984
15. 999 - 'Feeling Alright With The Crew'
Single - United Artists 7" - UK - 1978
16. UNAWARE - 'Race War'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
17. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Sacred Blood'
'Sign Of The Cross' - Alternative Action CD - Finland - 1995
18. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 'Closed Groove'
'Inflammable Material' - Rough Trade LP - UK - 1979
Probably the only track I haven't already included from Inflammable Material. I wonder if they ever played it live?
19. THE FRIGIDETTES - 'Turmoil'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
20. PLEASED YOUTH - 'Amerika'
'Sure We're Pleased' - Buy Our cassette - USA - 1984
21. 999 - 'Out Of Reach'
'Separates' - United Artists LP - UK - 1978
22. PARIAH - 'Learning Process'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
23. PUSSY GALORE - 'Cunt Tease'
'Groovy Hate Fuck' - Shove MLP - USA - 1986
24. IMPATIENT YOUTH - 'Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
25. PLEASED YOUTH - 'I Was Poisoned'
'Sure We're Pleased' - Buy Our cassette - USA - 1984
26. MEKAANISET KAKUT - 'Neitonen'
Flipside of 'Mä Voin Kertoa Sulle' - Poko 7" - Finland - 1981
27. DOMINO THEORY - 'Scare'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
28. 999 - 'Soldier'
Flipside of 'Homicide' - United Artists 7" - UK - 1978
29. ANGST - 'Worker Bee'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
30. PLEASED YOUTH - 'Global Mafia'
'Sure We're Pleased' - Buy Our cassette - USA - 1984
31. TERVEET KÄDET - 'For Ever And Ever'
'Sign Of The Cross' - Alternative Action CD - Finland - 1995
32. FREE BEER - 'Premature Enlistment'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
33. PUSSY GALORE - 'Spin Out'
'Pussy Gold 5000' - Buy Our 12" E.P. - USA - 1987
34. VENGEANCE - 'No-One Listens'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
35. PLEASED YOUTH - 'Uncle Eli's Pancake Experience'
'Dangerous Choo-Choo' - Buy Our LP - USA - 1986
Their sole album was a bit patchy. Nice guitar sound though.
36. SOCIAL UNREST - 'New Left'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982
37. 999 - 'Titanic (My Over) Reaction'
'S/T' - United Artists LP - UK - 1978
38. FLIPPER - 'Sacrifice'
'Not So Quiet On The Western Front' - Alternative Tentacles 2 x LP - USA - 1982


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Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 380

1. THE MAD - 'Fried Egg'
Single - Disgusting 7" - USA - 1980
'He put his finger into her eye, I struggled in the horse's bladder, a girl is meditating on the frying pan, a man runs with the fried egg on his back!'  Sounds like someone had cheese for supper.
2. YOUTH BRIGADE - 'I Object'
Demo - USA - 1981
I'm posting three quarters of this great demo today, but if you want the whole thing it was released on Dischord as a 7" just last year.
3. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Oma Koloni'
'Oma Koloni' - Ikbal 7" - Finland - 1988
From what I like to call their 'muddling middle period'.
4. THE STAR CLUB - '1980'
'Toll Gate Ahead' - ELL 10" - Japan - 1980
Their first vinyl output.
5. THE SCABS - 'There's Nothing Wrong'
Single - Refused 7" - Belgium - 1981
6. THE SCREAMIN' MEE MEES - 'Pigs'
'Live From The Basement!' - Dog Face 7" - USA - 1977
Dirty, rough, amateurish, proper punk rock.
7. THEE KATATONIX - 'Valentines Day'
Single - Dud Spud 7" - USA - 1983
8. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Vasemmasta Oikeean'
'Oma Koloni' - Ikbal 7" - Finland - 1988
9. YOUTH BRIGADE - 'Last Word'
Demo - USA - 1981
10. THE STAR CLUB - 'Pianica'
'Toll Gate Ahead' - ELL 10" - Japan - 1980
11. FERRUM - 'Shoot Me'
Single - Atlanta 7" - Austria - 1979
Not what you'd expect from the sleeve. Another great WDM find, see here.
12. TROTS - 'Långa Näsor'
'S/T' - Sista Bussen 7" - Sweden - 1982
As is this one: http://wdthtc.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=trots
13. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Valmiina Ylösnousemukseen'
'Oma Koloni' - Ikbal 7" - Finland - 1988
14. VOMIT VISIONS - 'Punks Are The Old Farts Of Today'
'Punks Are The Old Farts Of Today' - Rock-O-Rama 7" - Germany - 1980
More amateurish gubbins. Just how I like it.
15. BAD NEWS - 'What's Best For You'
'The Bad News' - Incognito 7" - Germany - 1995
16. YOUTH BRIGADE - 'Waste Of Time'
Demo - USA - 1981
17. THE STAR CLUB - 'Goodbye Japanese Rockers'
'Toll Gate Ahead' - ELL 10" - Japan - 1980
18. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Anno Domini'
'Anno Domini' - Ikbal 7" - Finland - 1989
19. HAVANNA LET'S GO - 'Torpedoes'
Single - Polydor 7" - UK - 1981
20. TROTS - 'Jordens Skrik'
'S/T' - Sista Bussen 7" - Sweden - 1982
21. YOUTH BRIGADE - 'Youth Brigade'
Demo - USA - 1981
22. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Bizarre Domination'
'Bizarre Domination' - Alternative Action 7" - Finland - 1992
23. THE STAR CLUB - 'Let It Rock'
'Toll Gate Ahead' - ELL 10" - Japan - 1980
24. HAWKWIND - 'Death Trap'
'P.X.R.5' - Charisma LP - UK - 1979
Yes, them. A bit of a curve ball perhaps, but the music itself fits right in with the blog.
25. BAD NEWS - 'She's My Baby'
'The Bad News' - Incognito 7" - Germany - 1995
26. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Bloody Vision Of Fear'
'Bizarre Domination' - Alternative Action 7" - Finland - 1992
27. THE SCABS - 'Beat Me Up'
Flipside of 'There's Nothing Wrong' - Refused 7" - Belgium - 1981
28. YOUTH BRIGADE - 'Bouncer'
Demo - USA - 1981
29. VOMIT VISIONS - 'Fantasy World'
'Punks Are The Old Farts Of Today' - Rock-O-Rama 7" - Germany - 1980
30. TERVEET KÄDET - 'Between Life & Death'
'Bizarre Domination' - Alternative Action 7" - Finland - 1992
31. TROTS - 'Nåt Å Rysa På'
'S/T' - Sista Bussen 7" - Sweden - 1982
32. THE BEANS - 'All Night Radio'
Single - Jump 7" - USA - 1979
33. THE STAR CLUB - 'Yogoreta Oshavery Datsuko Chan'
'Toll Gate Ahead' - ELL 10" - Japan - 1980
34. YOUTH BRIGADE - 'Moral Majority'
Demo - USA - 1981


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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 379

1. CARBURETOR DUNG – ‘Song For A Friend’
‘Songs For Friends' - Valentine Sound Productions cassette - Malaysia - 1993
We'll begin this one with Malaysia's finest's first full length effort. They were named after a Lester Bangs book, don't you know? Happy Birthday Joe.
2. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND – ‘The Greatest Man That Ever Walked The Face Of The Earth’
‘Blastronaut' - Touch & Go LP - USA - 1996
The opening track from their final album, so far.
3. SEDITION – ‘Logical Isolation’
‘Earthbeat' - Flat Earth LP - UK - 1993
And from their swansong . . . though I've never heard a swan sound quite like this . . .       
4. THE HUNS – ‘Busy Kids’
Single - God 7" - USA - 1979
Of course, the flipside (which no-one ANYWHERE knows the full lyrics to) is the KBD smasher, but there's a perverse kind of menace in this, the A-side too.
5. DE STRAKS – ‘Vrije Wereld’
‘Groeten Uit De Vrije Wereld' - Strakkies 7" - Netherlands - 1982
Way back on #42 I comped a couple of tracks from their first E.P.  This is from their second.
6. YOUTH BRIGADE – ‘It's About Time We Had A Change’
‘Possible' - Dischord 7" - USA - 1981
Not the greatest Dischord release, but the greatest guitar sound for sure.
7. PROBLEM CHILDREN – ‘On The Air’
‘On The Air' - Problem Children Wrekords 7" - Canada - 1988
Their albums have thus far eluded me, but I remember this scruffy sounding (and looking) E.P. being played non-stop in my bedroom back in the day.
8. SEDITION – ‘Gaia’
‘Earthbeat' - Flat Earth LP - UK - 1993        
9. THE HUNS – ‘Violence’
‘Live at The Palladium 1979' - Existential Vacuum LP - USA - 1995
No-one had any demos so E.V. bashed out this great-sounding live set instead. And I'm glad they did.
10. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND – ‘Morphodite’
‘Blastronaut' - Touch & Go LP - USA - 1996
11. YOUTH BRIGADE – ‘Full Speed Ahead’
‘Possible' - Dischord 7" - USA - 1981
12. SEDITION – ‘Tribal Transition’
‘Earthbeat' - Flat Earth LP - UK - 1993        
13. CARBURETOR DUNG – ‘Don't Know’
‘Songs For Friends' - Valentine Sound Productions cassette - Malaysia - 1993
14. THE HUNS – ‘Murder In Texas’
‘Live at The Palladium 1979' - Existential Vacuum LP - USA - 1995
15. DE STRAKS – ‘Friedman’
‘Groeten Uit De Vrije Wereld' - Strakkies 7" - Netherlands - 1982
16. PROBLEM CHILDREN – ‘Energy’
‘On The Air' - Problem Children Wrekords 7" - Canada - 1988
17. SEDITION – ‘Sex Biased Roles’
‘Earthbeat' - Flat Earth LP - UK - 1993        
18. YOUTH BRIGADE – ‘Barbed Wire’
‘Possible' - Dischord 7" - USA - 1981
19. THE HUNS – ‘Kill All Men’
‘Live at The Palladium 1979' - Existential Vacuum LP - USA - 1995
20. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND – ‘Rocket 69’
‘Blastronaut' - Touch & Go LP - USA - 1996
21. PROBLEM CHILDREN – ‘Stayin' Young’
‘On The Air' - Problem Children Wrekords 7" - Canada - 1988
22. SEDITION – ‘TV Sickness’
‘Whispers!' - Skuld / Profane Existence 2 x LP - UK - 1994
23. CARBURETOR DUNG – ‘You're A Problem (Not A Solution)’
‘Songs For Friends' - Valentine Sound Productions cassette - Malaysia - 1993
24. THE HUNS – ‘Listen To Me’
‘Live at The Palladium 1979' - Existential Vacuum LP - USA - 1995
25. DE STRAKS – ‘Luns’
‘Vrij, Onverteerd' - Self-Released 7" - Netherlands - 1981
I've revisited their first E.P. and decided to air a couple more tracks for your delectation.
26. YOUTH BRIGADE – ‘Pay No Attention’
‘Possible' - Dischord 7" - USA - 1981
27. SEDITION – ‘Disgrace’
‘Endless Struggle: The Worst Of The 1 In 12 Club Vol. 12/13' - 1 In 12 2 x LP - UK - 1995
28. PROBLEM CHILDREN – ‘1 - 24’
‘On The Air' - Problem Children Wrekords 7" - Canada - 1988
29. THE HUNS – ‘Huns Go Hey! Hey! Hey!’
‘Live at The Palladium 1979' - Existential Vacuum LP - USA - 1995
30. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND – ‘Easy Amplification’
‘Blastronaut' - Touch & Go LP - USA - 1996
31. DE STRAKS – ‘Eet U Smakelijk’
‘Vrij, Onverteerd' - Self-Released 7" - Netherlands - 1981
32. SEDITION – ‘Abuse’
‘Endless Struggle: The Worst Of The 1 In 12 Club Vol. 12/13' - 1 In 12 2 x LP - UK - 1995
33. CARBURETOR DUNG – ‘Boo Hoo Clapping Song’
‘Songs For Friends' - Valentine Sound Productions cassette
- Malaysia - 1993

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 378

1. VON LMO - 'Future Language'
'Future Language' - Strazar LP - USA - 1981
This guy once claimed to be an extraterrestrial from the planet Strazar.
2. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND - 'Steam Roller Doggie'
'S/T' - Touch & Go MLP - USA - 1989
A side project of Rick Simms.
3. SEDITION - 'The Chase Is On'
'Dealing With Clichés' - Blistering Barnacles 7" - UK - 1989
From their first E.P.
4. THE YOUNG LORDS - 'Oh So Slow'
'S/T' - Sonet 7" - Norway - 1980
For the whole E.P. and more info, go here.
5. PINK TURDS IN SPACE - 'Indie Shit'
Split with Sedition - Reel To Real LP - UK - 1990
Hardcore from Belfast.
6. AERO SOLE BAND - 'Monsieur Rasoir'
Single - Blue Cedar 7" - Switzerland - 1981
Otherwise known as ASB. For obvious reasons.
7. THE VILLAGE PISTOLS - 'Strawberry Fields Forever'
Flipside of 'Big Money' - Nylon 7" - USA - 1981
A nice destruction of the Beatles. From the flipside of their KBD classic.
8. VON LMO - 'Crash Landing 88'
'Future Language' - Strazar LP - USA - 1981
9. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND - 'Getting Wasted With The Vampires'
'S/T' - Touch & Go MLP - USA - 1989
10. PINK TURDS IN SPACE - 'Marijuana Paranoid'
Split with Sedition - Reel To Real LP - UK - 1990
11. PLEASED YOUTH - 'I'd Rather Be An Asshole'
'New Jersey's Got It' - Buy Our LP - USA - 1985
One of those songs that runs away with itself at times.
12. THE PARANOIDS - 'Stupid Guy'
Single - Hurricane 7" - UK - 1979
13. SEDITION - 'Violation'
'Dealing With Clichés' - Blistering Barnacles 7" - UK - 1989
14. VON LMO - 'This Is Pop Rock'
'Future Language' - Strazar LP - USA - 1981
15. PINK TURDS IN SPACE - 'Ulster Says No' / 'Blind Man'
'Greatest Shits' - In Your Face LP - UK - 1989
16. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND - 'Jesus Never Lived On Mars'
'A Taste Of Prison' - Touch & Go LP - USA - 1994
5 years after their debut, Rick & co unleashed some more crazed anthems.
17. THE YOUNG LORDS - 'Big Burden'
'S/T' - Sonet 7" - Norway - 1980
18. AERO SOLE BAND - 'Recontre'
Flipside of 'Monsieur Rasoir' - Blue Cedar 7" - Switzerland - 1981
19. PINK TURDS IN SPACE - 'The Filofax Song'
'Greatest Shits' - In Your Face LP - UK - 1989
20. VON LMO - 'Give Us Strength'
'Future Language' - Strazar LP - USA - 1981
21. SEDITION - 'Consumer Brainwash'
Split with Pink Turds In Space - Reel To Real LP - UK - 1990
22. THE RAVE-UPS - 'They Do Talk'
'Class Tramp' - Fun Stuff MLP - USA - 1983
23. PINK TURDS IN SPACE - 'Eastenders'
'Greatest Shits' - In Your Face LP - UK - 1989
24. VON LMO - 'Fire Eyes'
'Future Language' - Strazar LP - USA - 1981
25. SEDITION - 'Suffocation'
'Split with Pink Turds In Space - Reel To Real LP - UK - 1990
26. THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND - 'Getting It On-Off'
'A Taste Of Prison' - Touch & Go LP - USA - 1994
27. PINK TURDS IN SPACE - 'Stop It! Their Profit!'
'Greatest Shits' - In Your Face LP - UK - 1989
28. THE YOUNG LORDS - '5 Feet Heroes'
'S/T' - Sonet 7" - Norway - 1980
29. SEDITION - 'Authority'
'Split with Pink Turds In Space - Reel To Real LP - UK - 1990
30. VON LMO - 'Be Yourself'
'Future Language' - Strazar LP - USA - 1981


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Friday, 23 September 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 377

1. RUNT - 'Swarm'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
This one completely slipped me by during my wilderness years, so thanks to Joe Kidd or enlightening me. Their sole release, featuring Dean of Heist / Nailed Down / Rupture on drums and Fritz who went on to form the New Husseins.
2. BUZZCOCKS - 'Time's Up'
Demo - UK - 1976
From the album of the same name. This takes me back to discovering record fairs for the first time and marveling at the myriad of bootlegs available with demos and shows that you just couldn't find anywhere else, in the days long before the 'net.
3. DEVO - 'Smart Patrol' / 'Mr DNA'
Live at Max's Kansas City - USA - 1977
Available on LTD edition vinyl - probably the best of the live Devo shows around.
4. RUNT - 'Gimme Power'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
5. F.U.2 (featuring Helen of Troy) - 'Maybe'
Promo/Demo - UK - 1977
Another wonderful YouTube find. See here  - with another less interesting track here.
6. TUBIFEX - 'Symbols Of Hate'
'Effenaar' - white label comp. 7" E.P. - Netherlands - 1982
Into the realms of D.I.Y. Dutch obscurity now. For the whole E.P. go here.
7. RUNT - 'Living History' / 'Take A Look'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
8. BUZZCOCKS - 'I Can't Control Myself'
Demo - UK - 1976
An improvement on the Troggs original.
9. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - 'Wartoy'
'Rage' demo - Canada - 1986
As promised, the first of 4 tracks from their pre-E.P. demo.
10. RUNT - 'New Age'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
11. THE CAUZE - 'Stockholms Bomb'
Single - Pang 7" - Sweden - 1981
Another Wild Devil Man goodie.
12. BUZZCOCKS - 'Friends Of Mine'
Demo - UK - 1976
13. RUNT - 'Love And Rage'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
14. ASTON HALL - 'My Daily Sun'
Single - Tamebeat 7" - UK - 1980
From their sole 3-tracker.
15. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - 'Skate 'n' Cheese'
'Rage' demo - Canada - 1986
16. RUNT - 'Death In Custody'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
17. BUZZCOCKS - 'Lester Sands (Drop In The Ocean)'
Demo - UK - 1976
18. DEVO - 'Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Getting)'
Live at Max's Kansas City - USA - 1977
19. RUNT - 'Does Anything Last Forever?'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
20. THE CAUZE - 'Solklart'
Flipside of 'Stockholms Bomb' - Pang 7" - Sweden - 1981
21. BUZZCOCKS - 'Orgasm Addict'
Demo - UK - 1976
22. RUNT - 'Ratings'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
23. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - 'Roadkill'
'Rage' demo - Canada - 1986
24. RUNT - 'Status Quo'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
25. BUZZCOCKS - 'Boredom'
Demo - UK - 1976
26. TUBIFEX - 'Big Sigars'
'Effenaar' - white label comp. 7" E.P. - Netherlands - 1982
27. RUNT - 'Why?'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996
28. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - 'Hey Good Lookin'
'Rage' demo - Canada - 1986
29. BUZZCOCKS - 'I Love You, You Big Dummy'
Demo - UK - 1976
30. RUNT - 'Circles'
'Go The Whole Hog' - Human Error LP - Australia - 1996


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Saturday, 17 September 2016

The Best of Brought To Life - 376

1. CHROME - 'Return To Zanzibar'
'The Visitation' - Siren LP - USA - 1976
Much of Chrome's output is full of psychotic experimental soundscapes and kudos to them for doing something different all these years. This one from their debut album however is one of the few tracks to contain riffage, and good riffage, of course.
2. NYX NEGATIV - 'Döda (Oss)'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
Early Swedish hardcore of the musical kind. Why this was never committed to vinyl is a mystery.
3. LUKE MUCUS & THE PHLEGM - 'Do Something Gross'
Demo - USA - 1979
One of the greatest intros in punk rock. Sorta schoolyard punk I suppose but, hey, we were all teenagers once. Read all about 'em here.
4. NO MAN'S LAND - 'Lantin'
Single - No Man's Land 7" - Belgium - 1980
And after all these years you still get the odd KBD classic that I'd somehow overlooked.
5. ABUSE - 'In America'
'No Money' - Fresh Sounds Inc 6" Flexi - USA - 1981
From Topeka, Kansas. This was a freebie with Talk Talk fanzine and just recently Rave Up have re-released it as a 7" with an extra track. There were clearly no other live shows or demos to make it an album.
6. NYX NEGATIV - 'Bombe'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
7. BREAKOUT - 'Get Out - Fight Back'
Flipside of 'Wall Of Solitude' - Guardian 7" - UK - 1981
Formed out of the ashes of Seaham's CRIME, Breakout sadly made exactly the same mistake of releasing a rubbish single with a really good B-side. And that was that.
8. SPEEDTWINS - 'Speedtwins'
'It's More Fun To Compete' - Universe Productions LP - Netherlands - 1978
Dutch biker punk (with an English singer). You just know it's gonna be good. There's even crazy video footage here.
9. CHROME - 'In A Dream'
'Inworlds' - Don't Fall Off The Mountain 12" - USA - 1981
There's a video for this one on YouTube but it doesn't really do it justice.
10. NYX NEGATIV - 'Anti War'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
11. ADAM ROTH & HIS BAND OF MEN - 'Now You're Runnin'
'Down The Shore (OST)' - ACM LP - USA - 1981
Yep, this one's from a movie. I bet it's rubbish. I posted a track way back on #166 so it's high time you had a couple more.
12. CHAOS UK - 'Head On A Pole'
'Enough To Make You Sick!' - Toys Factory CD - UK - 1992
13. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD - 'Flowers Of Romance'
Single - Virgin 7" - UK - 1981
And of course you'll want to see some visuals.
14. NYX NEGATIV - 'Lurad'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
15. LUKE MUCUS & THE PHLEGM - 'Mother Is A Trucker'
Demo - USA - 1979
She sounds like a real diamond.
16. SPEEDTWINS - 'Motorbike Song'
'It's More Fun To Compete' - Universe Productions LP - Netherlands - 1978
17. CHROME - 'The Need'
'Blood On The Moon' - Don't Fall Off The Mountain LP - USA - 1981
18. NYX NEGATIV - 'Anti Nazze'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
19. PEROXIDE - 'State Rebel'
Demo - UK - 1986
No vinyl from this lot, who later morphed into Blood And Thunder. Titch gave me a drum lesson once in one of the upstairs rooms of the old Riverside. I was crap.
20. CHAOS UK - 'Midas Touch'
'Enough To Make You Sick!' - Toys Factory CD - UK - 1992
21. SPEEDTWINS - 'Stiletto Heels'
'It's More Fun To Compete' - Universe Productions LP - Netherlands - 1978
22. NYX NEGATIV - 'Makten'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
23. ABUSE - 'No Money'
'No Money' - Fresh Sounds Inc 6" Flexi - USA - 1981
24. ADAM ROTH & HIS BAND OF MEN - 'Baseball Rock'
'Down The Shore (OST)' - ACM LP - USA - 1981
25. CHROME - 'The Strangers'
'Blood On The Moon' - Don't Fall Off The Mountain LP - USA - 1981
26. NYX NEGATIV - 'Russian Tanks'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
27. SPEEDTWINS - 'Two Wheels'
'It's More Fun To Compete' - Universe Productions LP - Netherlands - 1978
28. CHAOS UK - 'Loser'
'Enough To Make You Sick!' - Toys Factory CD - UK - 1992
29. NO MAN'S LAND - 'You'll Never Be A Superstar'
Single - Polydor 7" - Belgium - 1981
Prophetic words indeed. Their second single, and as it wasn't brilliant, their last.
30. NYX NEGATIV - 'Nyromantiker'
'S/T' - Spunk cassette - Sweden - 1983
31. CHROME - 'Chromosome Damage'
'Alien Soundtracks' - Siren LP - USA - 1977


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