Friday, 28 August 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 234
1. RAW POWER - 'Power' / 'For Me' – Demo – Italy - 1983
We'll open this one with not one but two tracks from their 1983 demo which is chock full of, erm, raw power!
2. THE SCREAMERS - 'In A Better World' – Demo – USA - 1978
There's six more Screamers demos to clear up, starting with this one.
3. THE MINUTEMEN - 'Validation' – SST 7” – USA – 1980
Checking back through the blog I was appalled to find I'd only posted two Minutemen tracks. I'll be putting that right over the next few comps beginning with the opening track from their debut E.P. ‘Paranoid Time’.
4. APARTMENT - 'The Alternative' – Heartbeat LP – UK – 1979
I'll be revisiting a few classic compilations too. This is from Bristol collection ‘Avon Calling’ - the title referring to both the river and the cosmetics company's TV adverts of the '70s.
5. RAW POWER - 'X' - Demo – Italy - 1983
The shortest title in hardcore.
6. THE INNOCENTS - 'Backseat Of My Car' – The Boardwalk Entertainment Co. LP – USA - 1982
From their sole album. I wouldn't try too hard to find it - this track is head and shoulders above the rest of 'em.
7. KILSLUG - 'Bad Karma' – Taang! LP – USA – 1986
After a few sludgy E.P.s which sounded like Flipper with the world's worst hangover, ‘Answer The Call’ came out which had a nice rich guitar sound and displayed a little more urgency while retaining that morbid sense of negativity and general doom that characterised their earlier work.
8. THE SCREAMERS - 'It's A Violent World' - Demo – USA - 1978
It sure was, is, and will always be.
9. THE REALISTS - 'I've Got A Heart' – Stiff 7” – UK - 1978
Some '70s pop-rock now, with throwaway lyrics, it's true, but we have a tune and we have some handclaps!
10. RAW POWER - 'No Institution' - Demo – Italy - 1983
No handclaps in this one, but we do have a cow bell!
11. LIP MOVES - 'Guest' – Ticonderoga 7” – UK - 1979
'I'm a guest on the D.H.S.S.' On the dole and proud. Their sole single.
12. THE MINUTEMEN - 'The Maze' - SST 7” – USA – 1980
Another 40 second masterpiece from ‘Paranoid Time’. R.I.P. D.Boon.
13. THE OHMS - 'Teenage Alcoholic' – Northside 7” – USA - 1979
One of those great obscure powerpop singles that it's a joy to find and a crime that hardly anyone ever heard it.
14. THE SCREAMERS - 'Magazine Love' – Demo – USA - 1978
In 1978 I was 'loving' magazines too!
15. RAW POWER - 'I Hate The System' - Demo – Italy - 1983
And we all hated the system in '83, didn't we?
16. THE PRIVATE DICKS - 'Green Is In The Red' - Heartbeat LP – UK – 1979
Another catchy little track from ‘Avon Calling’.
17. THE GROINOIDS - 'Angel' – Modern Method LP – USA – 1982
From the legendary ‘This Is Boston Not L.A.’ album. Like Kilslug on speed.
18. THE MINUTEMEN - 'Sickles And Hammers' - SST 7” – USA – 1980
The instrumental from ‘Paranoid Time’.
19. PETE BITE - 'S-E-X' – Liberty 7” – UK – 1981
The superior flipside of first single ‘Bite Me – I Taste Nice’. For the A-side and more go here.
20. RAW POWER - 'You Are The Victim' - Demo – Italy - 1983
They named their debut album after this one, but the demo sounded better.
21. KILSLUG - 'Make It Rain' - Taang! LP – USA – 1986
Bloodlust. 'It's cheaper than dirt when it starts to spurt'. From ‘Answer The Call’.
22. THE SCREAMERS - 'She's The Girl' - Demo – USA - 1978
A mystery we'll never know the answer to.
23. K.U.K.L. - 'Söngull' - Gramm 7" - Iceland - 1983
A Björk-fronted experimental combo. This, their debut single, was the only thing I could really get into.
24. THE X-CERTS - 'Anthem' - Heartbeat LP – UK – 1979
A third offering from ‘Avon Calling’. As jaunty as they come.
25. NONE OF THE ABOVE - 'Feel Like A Dog' – Zanon 7” – USA - 1983
When John Peel announced he was going to play the new single by 'None Of The Above' I automatically assumed it was the N.O.T.A. from Tulsa and so I waited with baited breath. Then he played this crazed mish mash of musical styles which, somehow, I ended up getting into, big time. If someone sticks a big fat beat on this you've got a sure fire dance club hit.
26. RAW POWER - 'Racist Money' (demo 1983)
27. THE SCREAMERS - 'Last 4 Digits' (demo 1978)
28. THE STINGRAYS - 'Sound' (from ‘Avon Calling’)
29. RAW POWER - 'Bastard' (demo 1983)
30. THE MINUTEMEN - 'Fascist' (from ‘Paranoid Time’)
31. KILSLUG - 'Demon Blue' (from ‘Answer The Call’)
32. THE STEREO MODELS - 'Move Fast - Stay Ahead' (from ‘Avon Calling’)
33. RAW POWER - 'Police Police' / 'Destroy' (demo 1983)
34. THE SCREAMERS - 'I'll Go Steady With Twiggy' (demo 1978)
35. THE MINUTEMEN - 'Paranoid Chant' (from 'Paranoid Time')