Thursday, 29 January 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 150
1. THE INSANE - 'Why Die!' - Insane 7" - 1982
There's a long intro on this, their second single, but then it suddenly morphs into a thrasher and everyone's happy.
2. DEATH SIDE - 'Death Side' - Selfish LP - Japan - 1989
And talking of thrashers with long intros, this is the opening track from Death Side's cracking first album 'Wasted Dream'. Just the right side of metal.
3. WAT TYLER - 'Keith Cassells' - Meantime LP - UK - 1989
The first of two songs they did about footballers on their debut album 'Bavarian Drinking Songs'. 'Tribal war!'
4. THE JOLT - 'Again And Again' - Polydor 7" - UK - 1978
The flipside of second single 'What'cha Gonna Do About It'. Yes, that one.
5. THE EXPELAIRES - 'To See You' - Zoo 7" - UK - 1979
From Leeds. The first of two singles with a nice prominent organ.
6. ZORRO - 'Arrods Don't Sell 'Em' - Bridge House 7" - UK - 1979
Sole single. A song about frustration with the opposite sex.
7. SPITTIN' TEETH - '2nd Generation' - Posh Boy LP - USA - 1980
From 'The Siren' compilation, one of the rarest Posh Boy releases.
8. THE MONOCHROME SET - 'He's Frank' - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1979
Their debut single which was coupled with the excellent 'Alphaville'.
9. MAN-KA-ZAM - 'Spank-a-thon' - Btitz 7" - USA - 1978
Basically The Alan Millman Sect under a different name. 'Thwack! Thwack!'
10. THE INSANE - 'Dead And Gone' - Riot City 7" - UK - 1981
This one's from their debut E.P. 'Politics'. It's the drums. Love 'em.
11. DEATH SIDE - 'Mirror' - Selfish LP - Japan - 1989
The intro briefly threatens a metallic wankathon, but no, it's another high-speed thrash extravaganza in the fine Death Side tradition. From 'Wasted Dream'.
12. THE YOUNG CANADIANS - 'Data Redux' - Quintessence 12" - Canada - 1980
The lead track from their final E.P. 'This Is Your Life'.
13. THE HATES - 'No Talk In The '80s' - Faceless 7" - USA - 1979
The opening track from their debut E.P. There was a Rave-Up album which contains all their early vinyl, but it's probably rarer than the originals. From Houston, Texas.
14. BULLDOZER - 'J' Suis Punk' - RCA 7" - France - 1978
The flipside of their second single which has such a long title that I can't be arsed to type it.
15. THE INSANE - 'El Salvador' - No Future 7" - UK - 1982
Third single, quite a departure from their earlier efforts.
16. MEAN STREET DEALERS - 'Japanese Motabikes' - Graduate 7" - UK - 1979
Their only single, but there was an album called 'Bent Needles'. Anyone got it?
17. DEATH SIDE - 'Political Power' - Selfish LP - Japan - 1989
A third from 'Wasted Dream'. And another fast one.
18. COLD COCK - 'I Wanna Be Rich' - IDBI 7" - USA - 1979
Their only single. From Detroit, Michigan.
19. THE VORES - 'Amateur Surgeon' - Family Only 7" - USA - 1978
A nasty little song from their first E.P. with a nice guitar hook which makes everything O.K.
20. THE PHOTOS - 'Cridsilla' - Epic 7" - UK - 1980
From their 'Irene' E.P. One of their catchier efforts.
21. STA-PREST - 'Schooldays' - Avatar 7" - UK - 1980
Sole single, although there was a retrospective album a few years ago which I still haven't heard.
22. WAT TYLER - 'Interfering With Play' - Meantime LP - UK - 1989
Anyone who's ever had an interest in football will know exactly who this song's about. And if you don't you probably don't care.
23. DEATH SIDE - 'Warning' - Selfish LP - Japan - 1989
A fourth from 'Wasted Dream', and yes, it's fast but with a slower chorus for a bit of added interest.
24. THE TWENTY-SEVEN - 'Catastrophe' - Tremor 7" - USA - 1979
From their sole E.P. 'Don't Go To Extremes'.
25. THE INSANE - 'Berlin Wall' - White Rose 7" - UK - 1984
Their final 7" was a split single with The Skeptix. With this track they were morphing into the band that The Fits always wanted to be. With an impeccable German accent!
26. THE SKEPTIX - 'Vendetta'
27. THE JOLT - 'I Can't Wait'
28. DEATH SIDE - 'Circulate Pain'
29. WAT TYLER - 'The Little People'