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.
Monday, 9 March 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 170
1. THE BAD BRAINS - 'I
Against I' - SST LP - USA - 1986
Brilliant (old) song, disappointing album. Apart from this track, the energy had gone.
2. THE DAYGLO ABORTIONS
- 'I Want To Be An East Indian' - Sharpe LP - Canada - 1981
Not everyone 'gets' this song, though to be fair, some of the terms used can be pretty objectionable unless you've got your warped Dayglo head on, which isn't the most highbrow of stances. Anyway, their hearts were in the right place, if not their heads.
From their only 7" which was straddled by two decent albums.
4. BLACK FLAG - 'Wasted' - SST 7" - USA - 1978
One from their debut 'Nervous Breakdown' E.P.
5. WHITE RUSSIA - 'Me,
I'm Not Paranoid' - Aladin 7" - Germany - 1981
Cold war paranoia or something much deeper?
6. THE RIVALS - 'Standing
Ovation' - Demo - UK - 1979
Available on the Detour/Bin Liner CD 'If Only'.
7. SEPTIC DEATH - 'Never
Trust' - Pusmort 12" - USA - 1984
After Pushead's distinctive artwork and record reviews came Septic Death, the sonic expression of his nightmares. This is from their debut 'Need So Much Attention' E.P.
8. THE CHILD MOLESTERS -
'You Make Me Sick' - Demo - USA - 1979
Normally I don't get off on these lengthy dirges but this one is so funny, evoking the image of a bunch of drunken rednecks neckin' 'shine on the porch while dissin' those dumb ass punk rockers at will. I'm there! Finally released in the '90s on the Legendary Brown Album which should be a part of everyone's record collection.
9. SQUIRE - 'Livin' In
The City' - Rok LP - UK -1979
Something a little more lively now. From the 'Odd Bods, Mods and Sods' compilation.
10. THE SURF PUNKS - 'My
Beach' - Day-Glo LP - USA - 1979
The opening track from their debut album. Very funny, for a while. Live on New Wave Theater here.
11. THE PLAGUE - 'Out With
Me All Night' - Evolution 7" - UK - 1980
Their second and final single, available on Bin Liner's 'X-Tapes' LP/CD.
12. THE SPLIT SCREENS -
'Know What I Want' - Rok LP - UK -1979
Another track from 'Odd Bods, Mods and Sods'.
13. THE FIX - 'Candy Store' - Demo - USA - 1981
Available on the 'Cold Days' retro LP/CD.
14. SEPTIC DEATH -
'Negative Threat' - Pusmort 12" - USA - 1984
One of their early singles. And it's not about the label!
21. SEPTIC DEATH -
'Kichigai' - Pusmort 7" - USA - 1988
'I remember the puppet's reflection as I looked deep into my eyes . . .' Some dark horror themes on this one. 'Kichigai' is Japanese for 'crazy' if you hadn't already guessed. Love the part where the guitar plays a twisted version of the Munsters theme.
22. THE RIVVITS -
'Saturday Night At The Dance' - The Alien Record Co. - UK - 1978