Monday, 22 June 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 208
1. THE BRATS - 'On Dope' - Demo - Denmark - 1979
We'll begin with a bit of feedback and a scream to get you going. Available on 'The Lost Tapes' LP on Arg! records.
2. THE ELECTRIC LOVE MUFFIN - 'Backstreet Ride' - Buy Our Records LP - USA - 1987
A much overlooked Philidelphia band. From their debut album 'Playdoh Meathook'.
3. BLACK FLAG - 'I Don't Care' - Demo - USA - 1978
An early Black Flag effort now with Keith Morris on vocals. Available on the SST CD 'Everything Went Black'.
4. THE COSMIC PSYCHOS - 'Down On The Farm' - Mr Spaceman MLP - Australia - 1985
The 'Psychos didn't have that many great songs but they had a great beefy sound throughout. This is from their debut mini-album of the same name.
5. POSITIVE SIGNALS - 'Media Man' - Yob 7" - UK - 1980
From a split E.P. with The Strand. Get the other track here.
6. SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS - 'I'm Mad' - Decca LP - UK - 1978
One of the highlights from their debut album 'Do It Dog Style'.
7. RED ZEBRA - 'I Can't Live In A Living Room' - Zebra 7" - Belgium - 1980
Just to add a bit of quirkiness, here's one from their debut 7".
8. PROBLEMS? - 'Kävelen Ympyrää' - Johanna LP - Finland - 1980
Their debut album 'Katupoikia' was half-studio, half-live. This is one of the studio tracks.
9. THE ELECTRIC LOVE MUFFIN - 'Club Car' - Restless LP - USA - 1988
A jaunty instrumental from second album 'Rassafranna'.
10. THE STRAND - 'Changing World' - Yob 7" - UK - 1980
From a split E.P. with The Positive Signals. Get the other track here.
11. FEGA PÅHOPP - 'Hålla Masken' - Silence 7" - Sweden - 1980
From their only single. Get the other side here.
12. THE BRATS - 'Technology Baby' - Demo - Denmark - 1979
Another track from 'The Lost Tapes'.
13. SEHR SCHNELL - 'Neuroottiset Pohkeet' - Love 7" - Finland - 1979
The third of three singles they released. I reckon the best.
14. THE ELECTRIC LOVE MUFFIN - 'I Should Have' - Buy Our Records LP - USA - 1987
A bit of powerpop perfection now which should have been a massive hit, but wasn't. From 'Playdoh Meathook'.
15. THE COSMIC PSYCHOS - 'Lead Me Astray' - Mr Spaceman 7" - Australia - 1987
A classic single with deep, deep lyrics. 'I see a toaster and I think of you . . .'
16. SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS - 'Johnny T.' - Decca 7" - UK - 1977
The flipside of 'Dame To Blame'.
17. PROBLEMS? - 'Ei Tää Lama Päähän Käy' - Johanna LP - Finland - 1980
One of the live tracks from 'Katupoikia'. Better than the earlier single version.
18. BLACK FLAG - 'Depression' - Demo - USA - 1979
Another track from 'Everything Went Black', this time with Ron Reyes on vocals. Classic live version from 'The Decline' here.
19. THE MEMBERS - 'G.L.C.' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1979
Another great B-side. This one backed their fourth single 'Killing Time'.
20. THE ELECTRIC LOVE MUFFIN - 'Venus' - Restless LP - USA - 1988
A brilliant reworking of this '60s classic from second album 'Rassafranna'.
21. THE BRATS - 'Individual' - Demo - Denmark - 1979
A third track from 'The Lost Tapes'.
22. THE COSMIC PSYCHOS - 'Lost Cause' - Survival LP - Australia - 1989
The opening track from 1989's 'Go The Hack'. Live version here.
23. NAUTA - 'Mä Meen' - Majuri 7" - Finland - 1979
A cool little track from their sole E.P.
24. BLACK FLAG - 'Padded Cell' - Demo - USA - 1981
With Dez Cadena on vocals. From 'Everything Went Black'.
25. SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS - 'Who Are The Mystery Girls?' -
Decca LP - UK - 1978
And a second track from 'Do It Dog Style'.
26. THE ELECTRIC LOVE MUFFIN - 'The Muffin March' (from 'Playdoh Meathook')
27. PROBLEMS? - 'Lännen Mies' (from 'Katupoikia')
28. THE COSMIC PSYCHOS - 'She's Crackin' Up' (from 'Go The Hack' LP)
29. THE BRATS - 'Disco Sissy' (Demo from 'The Lost Tapes')
30. THE ELECTRIC LOVE MUFFIN - 'This Time I'm Gone' (demo '86)
31. SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS - 'The Bitch' (B-side of 1st single)