Brought To Life was a labour of love, a series of 2,000 CD-Rs which ardently archived a plethora of Punk/Post-Punk/Hardcore/Powerpop/Mod/Ska and New Wave recordings from the mid-1970s to the end of the 1990s.
BTL the Blog shares the very best of those tracks with everyone out there with an unquenchable thirst for the rare (and not-so-rare) gems from a much loved but bygone era.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 149
1. BAD RELIGION - 'Modern
Man' - Epitaph LP - USA - 1990
The opening track from their 5th album 'Against The Grain'.'Modern man - pathetic example of earth's organic heritage . . .' How true.
2. DEATH SIDE - 'Drunk
Too Much' - Selfish 7" - Japan - 1988
The opening track from their blistering debut 'Satisfy The Instinct'.
3. THE COMMITED - 'Crash
Victim' - Ace 7" - UK - 1979
Back to basics now with some nice amateurish punk rock. From what appears to be their sole E.P.
4. THE MUTANTS - 'Backyard Boys' - Rox 7" - UK - 1977
The superior flipside of their debut 7" 'Boss Man'. One of three Liverpool bands on this collection.
5. SILENT NOISE - 'I've
Been Hurt (So Many Times Before)' - Easy 7" - UK - 1979
Their sole single, though Low Down Kids and Only Fit For The Bin did release more tracks in very small quantities. If anyone would like to share . . .
6. THE NEWS - 'Tell Me
Why' - Self-released flexi - Australia - 1978
From a flexi-disc included with their 'Dirty Secrets' 7" which was supposed to be a fanzine freebie but the 'zine folded after the discs were pressed. The 7" itself was just a re-release of two tracks from their previous 7" as the Babeez.
7. BAD RELIGION - 'Turn
On The Light' - Epitaph LP - USA - 1990
A second track from 'Against The Grain' with a nice bass solo near the end.
The finest moment from the 'Swiss Wave' compilation album with the best use of a whistle since Clive Thomas decided to go down in history as the most pedantic referee in football history. And that's not easy!
15. BIG IN JAPAN - 'Scum' - Demo - UK - 1978
I think this was floating about on an unofficial CD-R somewhere or other.
16. DEATH SIDE - 'My Pace' - Selfish 7" - Japan - 1988
Another from 'Satisfy The Instinct'. This E.P. sure does remind me of 'Sins Of Our Fathers' by Damage.
17. THE COMMITED - 'Fast
Lane' - Ace 7" - UK - 1979
And another from their sole E.P.
18. THE MUTANTS - 'School
Teacher' - Rox 7" - UK - 1978
From the flipside of second 7" 'Hard Time'. Red vinyl, it was.
19. BAD RELIGION - 'Quality Or Quantity' - Epitaph LP - USA - 1990
A fourth track from 'Against The Grain' with inventive pace changes and riffage.