Wednesday, 8 April 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 180
1. THE MAD - 'The Mad (Theme)' - Demo - USA - 1978
Everyone's mad on this one! Available on the '1978' E.P. on Brain Transplant or the 'We Love Noize!' CD on Captain Trip.
2. SLUGLORDS S.F. - 'Signal 30' - Slime MLP - USA - 1984
From their sole release, 'Trails Of Slime'.
3. RADIO ALARM CLOCKS - 'Kill Talk' - After Hours LP - USA - 1983
From another sole release, 'Wake Me When It's Over'.
4. SPIZZ ENERGI - 'Amnesia' - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1979
A much overlooked track from the flipside of 'Where's Captain Kirk?'
5. LOOSE PRICK - 'Mua Potkitaan Päähän' - Poko 7" - Finland - 1979
One of two 7"s they bashed out that year.
6. THE SOFT BOYS - 'The Yodelling Hoover' - Demo - UK - 1977
Is this about a person or a vacuum cleaner? I plump for the latter. Available on the 'Wading Through A Ventilator' or 'Raw Cuts' E.P.s.
7. THE MANIACS - 'Shoot You Down' - Demo - UK - 1977
Available on the Released Emotions / Overground retrospectives.
8. PUPUKUUSIKKO - 'Korkeajännitys' - Karva-Levyt 7" - Finland - 1980
Their first of two singles.
9. THE TELEFONES - 'A Sign Of The Times' - VVV LP - USA - 1980
The opening track from their debut album 'Vibration Change'.
10. OUTO ELÄMÄ - 'Antero' - Kepukka Kustannus 7" - Finland - 1980
A nice garagey sound on this one. Their only single, though I remember there's an Alternative Action retrospective out there which I haven't heard yet.
11. THE FALSE PROPHETS - 'Overkill' - Worn Out Brothers 7" - USA - 1981
From their debut 'Blind Obedience' E.P.
12. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Why Don't You?' - Demo - UK - 1980
Available on the 'Revolution By Numbers' Overground CD.
13. FINGERPRINTS - '(Now I Wanna Be A) Space Girl' - Twin/Tone 7" - USA - 1978
The opening track from their 5-song red vinyl debut.
14. THE MAD - 'Anti-Real' - Demo - USA - 1978
Another track from the '1978' E.P. or the 'We Love Noize!' CD. 'Head is running slike sleepy bacon, media's eyeball cut the X'. What does it all mean?
15. RADIO ALARM CLOCKS - 'Slave Planet' - After Hours LP - USA - 1983
The opening track from 'Wake Me When It's Over'.
16. SPIZZ ENERGI - 'Virginia Plain' - Rough Trade 7" - UK - 1979
Another great Spizz B-side now, from the flipside of 'Soldier Soldier'. He was a big Roxy fan, of course.
17. SLUGLORDS S.F. - 'F.T.W.' - Slime MLP - USA - 1984
The opening track from 'Trails Of Slime'.
18. THE TELEFONES - 'Let's Go Bowling' - VVV LP - USA - 1980
Another track from 'Vibration Change'. 'You aint nothing but an alley cat, and worse than that, you won't go bowling!'
19. PUPUKUUSIKKO - 'Klipa-Auto' - Karva-Levyt 7" - Finland - 1980
The flipside of 'Korkeajännitys'.
20. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'You Eat Too Much' - Demo - UK - 1980
Another track available on the 'Revolution By Numbers' Overground CD.
21. THE FALSE PROPHETS - 'Good Clean Fun' - Worn Out Brothers 7" - USA - 1982
Their second single, years before their Alternative Tentacles albums.
22. THE MAD - 'The Hand' - Demo - USA - 1978
A third track from the '1978' E.P. or the 'We Love Noize!' CD. It's one of Screaming Mad George's nightmares about a hand that rips through his arse and up his spine before blasting out of his skull and painting the 'best art' on the ceiling with his blood and guts. Nice.
23. THE SOFT BOYS - 'Vyrna Knowle Is A Headbanger' - Demo - UK - 1977
Another track available on the 'Wading Through A Ventilator' or 'Raw Cuts' E.P.s. It's just 'Wading' with a different set of lyrics.
24. THE FRIENDLY HOPEFULS - 'Punks Of '76' - Abstract 7" - UK - 1981
An Andy Blade and Dave Goodman collaboration. Punks on 45. Yeah.
25. ZERO DEFEKTS - 'Stood Up' - Zero Defekts MLP - USA - 1982
From their sole eponymous MLP. Could maybe do with a chorus?
26. PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY - 'Damaging Man'
27. THE MANIACS - 'TV Tonight'
28. THE TELEFONES - 'Rocket Rocket'
29. THE MAD - 'I Wanna Be A Devil'