Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Best of Brought To Life - 122


1. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'I Am The Bishop' - Snotty Snail 7" - UK - 1981
Their fourth single. They were almost becoming sensible at this point so they split.
2. CRISIS - 'PC One Nine Eight Four' - Action Group 7" - UK - 1978
One from their first E.P.  Side two is much the better side.
3. THE BEARS - 'On Me' - Waldo's 7" - UK - 1978
One of two singles they bashed out in 1978.
4.THE SICK THINGS - 'Anti-Social Disease' - Chaos 7" - UK - 1983
From 'The Legendary Sick Things' E.P. which was recorded in '77, however, the collapse of Raw Records meant that it didn't get a release until '83.
5. GOD'S HEART ATTACK - 'Aint No Hooker' - No Fun 7" - Netherlands - 1978
The flipside of 'Treat Me Like A Doll' - their sole release.
6. LES CADAVRES - 'Une Piaule Pour Crever' - F.L.V.M. 12" - France - 1982
This one's from 'Rien N'a Changé' - a 7-track split E.P. with Vatican. Their first vinyl.
7. THE CRABS - 'Don't Want Your Love' - Peel Session - UK - 1978
The Crabs didn't have any vinyl of their own, but good old John recorded them anyway. 'Tis a crime that it didn't lead to anything more than a short career as the backing band for Gary Holton.
8. THE PATHETIX - 'Don't Touch My Machine' - No Records 7" - UK - 1978
From the superior flipside of 'Aleister Crowley'. Read more at Bored Teenagers.
9. THE ALTERNATORS - 'No Answers' - NRG 7" - UK - 1978
Their sole single. If you go back to Bored Teenagers there's a couple of funny anecdotes.
10. VATICAN - 'Un Trip Pas Catho' - F.L.V.M. 12" - France - 1982
Their high point from the 'Rien N'a Changé' E.P. which translates as 'Not a Catholic Trip'.
11. BRIAN JAMES - 'Living In Sin' - BJ Records - UK - 1979
This is not a 'catholic trip' either. From the solo E.P. he bashed out after Tanz Der Youth folded.
12. THE RINGS - 'I Wanna Be Free' - Chiswick 7" - UK - 1977
Sole single from this short-lived band which had Twink on vocals and Alan Lee Shaw on guitar who quickly went on to form the Maniacs later that year.
13. BLEACHED BLACK - 'Ecosong' - I.V. Towers LP - USA - 1986
The stand-out track from 'Some New Ruins - The Yale-New Haven Compilation' LP.
14. LARS LANGS - 'Doomsday' - Pels-Votten Platter 7" - Sweden - 1980
From their 'Greatest Hits' E.P. which, you guessed it, was their sole release. Love the farmyard sleeve.
15. CRISIS - 'Holocaust' - Action Group 7" - UK - 1978
The other track from the flipside of 'No Town Hall'. Very poignant.
16. RAPED - 'Moving Target' - Parole 7" - UK - 1977
Nothing poignant about the 'Pretty Paedophiles' E.P. of which this was the opening track.
17. THE PATHETIX - 'Snuffed It' - No Records 7" - UK - 1978
The other song on the flipside of 'Aleister Crowley'.
18. THE BEARS - 'Decisions' - Good Vibrations 7" - UK - 1978
From their other 1978 single.
19. CLIVE CULBERTSON - 'Time To Kill' - Rip-Off 7" - UK - 1979
From Clive 'Cosmic' Culbertson - mystic, musician and healer. First solo single, which got a quick repress on Logo.
20. HORNSEY AT WAR - 'Hornsey At War' - War 7" - UK - 1979
From the 'Deadbeat Revival' E.P. - their sole release. Lo-Fi punk at it's best or worst. You choose.
21. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'The Telephone Rings Again' - Snotty Snail 7" - Uk - 1981
The flipside of 'I Am The Bishop'. The last thing they recorded for over 20 years before the Railway Workers Reunion E.P.
22. BRIAN JAMES - 'I Can Make You Cry' - BJ 7" - UK - 1979
Another track from the solo E.P.
23. THE CRABS - 'Lullabies Lie' - Peel Session - UK - 1978
And another from the Peel session.
24. CROWBAR - 'Hippie Punks' - Skin Head 7" - UK - 1983
Not a real band but a one-off Oi! project with mildly amusing lyrics.
25. DEMON PREACHER - 'Little Miss Perfect' - Small Wonder 7" - UK - 1978
Second single. About Joyce McKinney. A quick 'net search will reveal all about her sorry, sordid story.
***BONUS TRACKS***
26. LARS LANGS - 'Chartertont'
27. THE RINGS - 'Automobile'
28. LES CADAVRES - 'Trop De Colle Dans Ma Tête'
29. THE ALTERNATORS - 'Kid Don't Know'
30. THE NOTSENSIBLES - 'Coronation Street Hustle'

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