Monday, 13 July 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 214
1. PROTES BENGT - 'Påsktämning' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
Every few tracks on this comp you'll get a liitle sting in your ear. Don't worry, it's just Protes Bengt who with their 'In Bengt We Trust' E.P. managed to cram 32 songs onto a 7" E.P. Impressive as it was, this only inspired other japesters to do even better, so by no means is it a record.
2. THE BOOKS - 'Broadcast' - Logo 7" - UK - 1980
An immensely catchy synth/pop/new wave effort. Many thanks to Bruce over at My Life's A Jigsaw for furnishing me with the mp3.
3. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Motörhead' (live) - Bronze 7" - UK - 1981
As punks, we all loved Motörhead. Fast, loud rock without the pretense of 'eavy metal. This is the definitive live version of their early anthem which I'll put in the bonus tracks for comparison.
4. ROUTE 66 - 'Good Times Rock 'n' Roll' - City Rocker LP - Japan - 1982
From 'Outsider', a rough arsed Japanese sampler if ever there was one. All tracks were recorded live, and I prefer this lot to some of the bigger names that graced the album.
5. PROTES BENGT - 'Vattenkammad' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
A second track from 'In Bengt We Trust'.
6. ONE WAY SYSTEM - 'Jackie Was A Junkie' - Anagram 7" - UK - 1983
The flipside of 'Jerusalem' (which is coming up later).
7. THE BOYS - 'Arabian Song' - East 7" - Netherlands - 1982
From their sole E.P. Get the whole thing here.
8. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Bomber' - Bronze LP - UK - 1979
The title track from their second album. Live version here.
9. PROTES BENGT - 'Jojo-Punks' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
A third track from 'In Bengt We Trust'.
10. JOHN FOXX - 'Underpass' - Metal Beat 7" - UK - 1980
Didn't like his solo stuff as much as the earlier Ultravox recordings, but I didn't much like Ultravox after he left either!
11. ONE WAY SYSTEM - 'Jerusalem' - Anagram 7" - UK - 1983
As promised, their third single. Video here.
12. MX-80 SOUND - 'City Of Fools' - Ralph LP - USA - 1981
One of the better tracks from third album 'Crowd Control'.
13. PROTES BENGT - 'Äggkopp' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
A fourth track from 'In Bengt We Trust'.
14. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Ace Of Spades' - Bronze LP - UK - 1980
If you haven't already got this one lodged in your brain, where have you been? Young Ones performance here.
15. CHUCK WAGON - 'Rock 'n' Roll Won't Go Away' - A&M 7" - USA - 1979
I remember getting this one at the time and being initially pretty disappointed that it didn't sound much like the Dickies. Grew to love it in the end though. Again, thanks to Bruce for supplying the mp3s.
16. THE COMES - 'I Love You' - City Rocker LP - Japan - 1982
Another track from the 'Outsider' compilation.
17. PROTES BENGT - 'Ovärt' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
A fifth track from 'In Bengt We Trust'.
18. ONE WAY SYSTEM - 'One Way System' - Anagram LP - UK - 1983
From their debut album 'All Systems Go'.
19. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Bite The Bullet' - Bronze LP - UK - 1980
Another classic track from their 'Ace Of Spades' album.
20. ROSE ROSE - 'Stop Laugh' - Line 7" - Japan - 1985
Their debut E.P. was one of those single-sided 8" flexi-affairs that pissed you off somewhat as you had problems trying to house it amongst your regular 7" collection.
21. PROTES BENGT - 'Urinvägsinfektion' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
A sixth track from 'In Bengt We Trust'.
22. ULTRAVOX - 'Sleepwalk' - Chrysalis 7" - UK - 1980
The only track with Midge Ure on vocals that I liked.
23. ONE WAY SYSTEM - 'Stab The Judge' - Beat The System 7" - UK - 1982
From their debut E.P. 'No Entry'.
24. MOTÖRHEAD (Featuring Girlschool) - 'Please Don't Touch' - Bronze 7" - UK - 1981
From the fun-loving 'St Valentine's Day Massacre' E.P. Video for German TV here.
25. PROTES BENGT - 'U-Båt' - Röj 7" - Sweden - 1986
And a seventh track from 'In Bengt We Trust'.
26. ROUTE 66 - 'Rockin' Doll' (from 'Outsider')
27. ONE WAY SYSTEM - 'Gutterboy' (from 'All Systems Go')
28. PROTES BENGT - 'En Kasse Bira' (from the E.P.)
29. MOTÖRHEAD - 'The Hammer' (from 'Ace Of Spades')
30. CHUCK WAGON - 'The Spy In My Face' (flipside of 'Rock 'n' Roll . . .')
31. THE COMES - Title In Japanese Characters (from 'Outsider')
32. PROTES BENGT - 'Rännskita' (from the E.P.)
33. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Overkill' (from 'Overkill')
34. ONE WAY SYSTEM - 'Give Us A Future' (from 'All Systems Go')
35. PROTES BENGT - 'Konfirmationsläger' (from the E.P.)
36. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Motörhead' (from 'Motörhead' debut album)