Thursday, 10 September 2015
The Best of Brought To Life - 239
1. THE VOLCANO SUNS - 'Jak' - Homestead LP - USA - 1985
I promised I'd revisit this lot and, lo and behold, their debut album 'The Bright Orange Years' is rather good. Especially side one.
2. MELLAKKA - 'Ei' / 'Oikeus Valita' - Ei Ei Levyt 7" - Finland - 1984
If I remember rightly from my elementary school Finnish classes, Mellakka means 'Riot'. Here's the opening two blasts from their debut E.P. 'Ei', which means 'not'. Love the way the tracks link up.
3. THE BATS - 'Popgun' - Gustav 7" - USA - 1980
We'll slow it down now for a nice '60s influenced pop tune. They did an album too but I haven't heard it yet.
4. DECLINO - 'Inutile Trionfo' - Disforia Tapes cassette - Italy - 1984
Back to the hard stuff. This was from their split tape with Negazione entitled 'Mucchio Selvaggio'. I didn't do Italian. Anyway, Children Of The Revolution later released it on vinyl.
5. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'Born To Lose' - Track LP - USA - 1977
Well, the Heartbreakers album was long enough coming. Not sure why that is, but enjoy.
6. 84 ROOMS - 'Cast Iron Arm' - Rackit 12" - USA - 1982
A strange mix of styles on this one, but it works, for me. From their debut E.P.
7. JINGO DE LUNCH - 'What You See' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
This lot formed from the ashes of Manson Youth, who'll you be hearing from soon enough. This is from their debut album 'Perpetuum Mobile'.
8. MELLAKKA - 'Kiitollinen Kansalainen' - Rat Poison 7" - Finland - 1985
The opening track from second E.P. ''Itsenäisyyspäivä'.
9. THE VOLCANO SUNS - 'Descent Into Hell' - Homestead LP - USA - 1985
A second track from 'The Bright Orange Years'.
10. JOE PUBLIC - 'Anti CND' - Capital 7" - UK - 1985
This is actually Long Tall Shorty, vaguely incognito. The superior flipside to 'Champagne Charlie'.
11. THE NEWS - 'Soft Cream' - News Factory 7" - Japan - 1987
Jaunty Japanese nonsense from their first E.P. Get the whole thing here.
12. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'Chinese Rocks' - Track LP - USA - 1977
The joys of heroin addiction. From 'L.A.M.F'. You know what it stands for.
13. MELLAKKA - 'Anti Kaikki' - Demo - Finland - 1986
Available on their discography CD '84-'86'.
14. THE SQUAD - 'Born In The Concrete' - Sonet 7" - Denmark - 1980
If you want the flipside, get it here.
15. JINGO DE LUNCH - 'Perpetuum Mobile' - We Bite LP - Germany - 1987
The title track from the album of the same name.
16. THE VOLCANO SUNS - 'Balancing Act' - Homestead LP - USA - 1985
A third track from 'The Bright Orange Years'. 'I can't balance and I can't act too well'. I know the feeling.
17. MELLAKKA - 'Traditio' - Ei Ei Levyt 7" - Finland - 1984
Another track from the 'Ei' E.P.
18. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'Baby Talk' - Track LP - USA - 1977
A third track from 'L.A.M.F.'
19. NEGAZIONE - 'Irrazionalità Sconnessa' - Disforia Tapes cassette - Italy - 1984
My favourite track of theirs from 'Mucchio Selvaggio'.
20. 84 ROOMS - 'Half Hour Later' - Lolita LP - 19855
This one is from their album 'Instant Sunshine'.
21. MELLAKKA - 'Itsenäisyyspäivä' - Rat Poison 7" - Finland - 1985
The title track from the E.P. of the same name.
22. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'Get Off The Phone' - Track LP - USA - 1977
Who doesn't like this one? From L.A.M.F. of course.
23. DECLINO - 'Mortale Tristezza' - Disforia Tapes cassette - Italy - 1984
Another track from 'Mucchio Selvaggio'.
24. THE VOLCANO SUNS - 'Promise Me' - Homestead LP - USA - 1985
A fourth from 'The Bright Orange Years'.
25. MELLAKKA - 'Totuus II' - Demo - Finland - 1986
And another one from their discography CD.
26. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'All By Myself' (from L.A.M.F.)
27. DECLINO - 'Frontiere' (from 'Mucchio Selvaggio')
28. MELLAKKA - 'Syyllinen' (from 'Ei')
29. NEGAZIONE - 'Maggioranza/Minoranza' (from 'Mucchio Selvaggio')
30. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'One Track Mind' (from L.A.M.F.)
31. THE VOLCANO SUNS - '(I'm Gonna) Make You Mine' (from 'The Bright Orange Years')
32. DECLINO - 'Terra Bruciata'/'Giustizia Parte II' (from 'Mucchio Selvaggio')
33. MELLAKKA - 'R.I.P.' (from 'Itsenäisyyspäivä')
34. THE HEARTBREAKERS - 'I Wanna Be Loved' (from L.A.M.F.)