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Thursday, 27 April 2017

v.a.Anti System Front Compilation Tape n1-(ASF Distro-Greece-199?)

Number 1 of this  compilation serie,I already posted the number two. It doesn`t seems easy to find info about this small distro based in Thessaloniki during the early 90s.
The recordings are kind of ok,although some pretty rough!
It is a long international anarcopunk sampler including those bands:Chaotic End(Greece),Disrupt(Usa),Amen(Finland)Meat Shit(Usa),SRMP(Brasil)Chaotic Grinder(Holland),Negative Stance(Greece),Moschops(UK),Human Lethargy(Greece),Attrito(Italy),Kkima(Finland),Postmohous(Holland),
Filthy Charity(France),Atropia Celebral(Peru)Embittered(UK),Schismopathic(Poland)!
Here the introduction to this compilation.
Enjoy it.
ps-this tape is not indexed

Saturday, 22 April 2017

v.a-SCHIZZI DI SANGUE-[Fanzine+Tape]-(Blu Bus-Italy-1985)

This production(tape+zine) seems to be the very first release by Blu Bus an indipendet record label started by Franti and then managed by kina. Strange enough in the Blu Bus official webpage this production is not listed.
It was a project coordinated by Marco Barbera (who later formed Barboncini Punx),a fanzine with poetries and a music cassette with the same poetries read by the artists and with added musical/sonic comments by Stefano Giaccone and Vanni Picciuolo of Franti. 
Inside the zine you`ll find poetries by Sdro(Kollettivo) Oliver(CCC CNC NCN),Benzo(Fall Out) Stefano Giaccone, Lalli, and Vanni Picciuolo of Franti + few friends who were part of the anarchist Collective of Torino before El Paso was squatted in 1987.
It was recorded in Radio Popolare of Torino and released in a limited edition of 100 copies in december 1985.
To complete this post I am adding here a cool video with  one of these tracks,I must give my great thanx to Babs + Jukbass for the english translations of this poetry and to Alez for the great work of video editing.
The last and bigger "thanx" goes to Marco Barbera for giving me all the useful info about this release.The poetries are in italian language only.
Enjoy it.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

v.a.-And Don`t Call Me A Liar-(Gurteliertapes-Switzerland-c90-1995)

Another production by Gurteliertapes,this time the number 8 of his catalog,Pille named this sampler "And Don`t Calle Me A Liar" and it is a 90 minutes cassette with different styles and lots of bands/artists as usual in his extravagant type of releases.
I wrote already few times  about this small swizz label and his headmaster.
Enjoy this nice sampler.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

THE SICKOIDS-I Was A Teenage Juvenile Delinquent-(Self Released-Italy-1994)

11 tracks of  HC Punk and punk rock in this self released demo by those guys from southern Italy.

They were active in the mid 90s playing in squats and  punk festivals.
This demo is well recorded and there are few info in the cover sleeve.

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

PUNCHLINE "Age Of Discover Up"- N12-(Magazine-Usa-1992)

Number 12 of this astonishing magazine,it came out in 1992,the year of the celebrations(or anti-celebrations) for the american continet`s discovery.
Of course an issue of Punchline had to be dedicated to the anti-celebrations.So,amazing graphix works and messages against the rape/destructions of the indigenus people/culture and other interesting related issues. For whover missed my other posts about this great magazine:this was the amazing magazine created and assembled  by John Yates-(I must give him a big thanx for giving me permission to post here those fantastic magazines)- and  friends during the early 90s.
Each number dedicated to a different subject.I have already posted the number 7.5"cop"the Number 5 "WARning" and The number 13 "Static Elect Trickery".
This issue has also a very intersting introduction by John.A "must have" magazine for all the lovers of the old underground press.
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Thursday, 13 April 2017

v.a.-Nothing To Lose...But Our Chains...-(Not On Label-UK-c90-199?)

Long anarcopunk compilation  on a 90 minutes cassette benefit for the anarchist black cross.Lots of good bands and very good recordings all the tape around.Few info+addresses reported in the cover sleeve.
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

PROJECTO JIL-The Master Plan-(Kadath-Portugal-c50-1996)

3 tracks on each side in this 50 minutes cassette by the portuguese project :Projecto Jil.
Different influeces converge in those songs creating quite an interesting fusion of styles.
It seems that there are various cover sleeves of this release.
A nice tape-work for new age creative listeners.
Enjoy it.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

HIATUS-The Brain + El Sueno De La Razon Produce Monstruos-(Nabate-Belgium-1999)

Extraordinary Hiatus released this amazing cd via Nabate in 1999.Their last production is the cd version of the last two albums "El Sueno De La Razon Produce Monstruos" previously released by Nabate in 1995 and  the 12 inch "The Brain" out on the german Skuld Releases in 1996 plus three unreleased practice-tracks and one live song. It also contains two unreleased tracks and  comes with a booklet of 32 pages with lyrics, artworks, a bonanza of DIY flyers & posters and a very funny tour report. 
I already wrote about them when I posted a very good live tape 
recorded in Slovenia in 1996.For all the crust punk lovers around the world,this cd is a masterpiece.
Best Crust Punk Band Ever.

1 Down With The Ballot Box 1:59
2 Home Sweet Home 1:41
3 Ultimate Decision 2:01
4 Edge Of The Abyss 3:47
5 Shadow Of A Picture 3:15
6 As Machines 3:23
7 Through Ages 2:54
8 Burn 2:03
9 Instrumental (practice '96) 2:22
10 Destroy Me 2:23
11 Time Is Money 1:04
12 Discliche 1:48
13 Good Luck 1:59
14 Raw Screen 2:47
15 Shut That Big Mouth 2:00
16 God Is Cool 1:35
17 Vacant Not Empty 3:05
18 Overwhelmed 2:57
19 Cramped For Space 1:58
20 Hell Is Near 3:11
21 Opposites 1:14
22 Mr. Innocent 2:40
23 Pathetic Sounds 2:34
24 Let Derby Punk 4:40

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bonds Of Friendship n7-(Fanzine-Belgium-1994)

Very nice and original fanzine by Joris from Kapellen in Belgium.In this issue long travel reports about Nepal and Belgium,an interview to Neurosis and lots of personal writings about different subjects.
Few nice pics too.
For the lovers of the very undergroud press of the 90s.
Enjoy it.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

RATOS DE PORAO/GOD-(Split Tape)-Concerto Al CSA Udine-(Not On Label-Italy-1989)

Live split tape with 2 good bands both gigs recorded at the social squatted center of Udine(Northern Italy) in 1989.Both recordings are very good but there is very little info about the bands.
God was band from The Netherlands,at the time of this gig they had  already released 2 lps,they play a nice form of pysch rock mixed with some grunge influences,post rock with powerful guitar riffs.
Ratos De Porao  was an hardcore/punk band from São Paulo, Brazil, formed in 1981.They are definetely very well known now. Ratos de Porão means "Basement Rats" in Portuguese. 
A nice split tape created by the squatters of this social center with the original recordings of those great gigs.
Enjoy it.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

HARDHEADED SOUL-Levend In Zagreb-(Nur Sch Rec!-Austria-1992)

Hardheaded Soul is band from Eindhoven(The Netherlands) playing a heavy form of  bass propelled improvised ,at time jazzy,punk!This tape was recoreded live in Zagreb and it has a very good recording.It seems that they are still active.A discogs page about them is here.
Nuc Sch Rec!  was a label from Austria run by Martin Reiter, who by 1990 was also singer/guitarist in post-punk trio Loud.
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

1000 Posts-End of the broadcast?(Words-2017)

This post is the number 1000,when I started this blog I had gut feelings that I wouldn`t have reached  this number.I was wrong!Now I think that this is a turning point.I will probably spend less time working on this blog.It is been a long ride with some mistakes,some good feedbacks and lots of fun,some friends did help me and to them goes all my gratitude.
I guess I should write more but I leave this to you after all some people will read this and have a word to say,maybe?
Until next time.

Friday, 24 March 2017

CCC CNC NCN-Suicidio Modo D`Uso-(Nautilus-Italy-1989)

This album was inspired by the book by Yves Le Bonniec and Claude Guillon called Suicide Method of Use released in 1982 in France and translated + published by Nautilus in 1989 in Italy with the name Suicidio Modo D`uso.It was at some point confiscated by the police from all the bookshops.It was somehow too radical for some closed-mind people.
In this vinyl-masterpiece anarchist/dadaist collective CCC CNC NCN presents some amazing old school industrial music with radical lyrics about :prisons,death,life and freedom.It came out with a cool 12 page b/w booklet reporting lyrics and ideas about the subject,unfortunately only in italian language.For who is not familiar with this project here a note from a discogs page:Anonymous noise/performance collective from Torino, Italy. Spawning from the anarchic/antagonist underground scene, CCC CNC NCN combine an extreme old school industrial sound with conceptual records and live shows about unpopular topics, such as suicide as extreme choice of freedom, mass control and oppression.Their myspace page is here.
I already wrote about this antagonist label from Torino.They promote a do-it-yourself attitude and release books, pamphlets, documents and records. There's no copyright on any of their productions.Their actual webpage is here. 
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

v.a.-As The Animals Die-(Gurteltiertapes-Switzerland-c90-199?)

Fourth release by this small Swizz tape label called Gurteliertapes managed by Pille Weibel in Luzern,who was also a noise musician.
In this c90 sampler we find different bands offering us various music styles:some doom rock,some HC Punk,a bit of noise and a pinch of experimental electronics.Very good recordings all the tape around...
A nice and extravagant compilation.
Enjoy it.
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Zips & Chains n7-(Fanzine-Italy/Yugoslavia-1991)

Excellent fanzine managed by Dario Adamic,made in Italy but all in english language.This is the number 7 and it has lots of interesting interviews,music reviews,letters...
This is a classic from the very underground press scene of the early 90s,well done with love and passion it remains a great source to reasearch the lively DIY Punk scene of that era.
To complete this post I am attaching here the introduction that Dario wrote for this issue.
Enjoy it.
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

HUMAN BEINGS-They Live-(Deviate-Holland-1995)

Human Beings were Allert Aalders and  Bert Van De Grift a very prominent name in the early electro/ambient techno dutch scene.
This album is a great example of hypno/ambient techno, it was released by Deviate one of the most popular techno labels from Utrecht, (The Netherlands) operating as a daughter of Jupiton BV until they closed down.
All their old releases(including this amazing album)are now on their bandcamp page as free downloads.
Enjoy it.
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Friday, 17 March 2017

EVIDENCE-From the Heart`s Grave-(Not On Label-France-c60-1993)

Amazing 60 minutes cassette by this french duo(?)playing a theatrical  form of goth/electro opera music,excellent recordings quality and few info on the colver sleeve.
This is definetely for people into dark melodies for cloudy paths towards circles of rising stars and decaying satellites.
Enjoy it.
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Thursday, 16 March 2017

v.a.-SISTERHOOD-(Don`t Belong-Spain-c60-199?)

Fantastic c60 sampler with a great selection of bands and tracks,good recordings and interesting lyrics too.The subject of this compilation was Anti-Sexism and it came out with a nice booklet that unfortunately I cannot find in my messy collection of flyers,zines,mail art...
Enjoy the music for now and hopefully one day in future I will post the booklet too.I have little info about this spanish label active in the 90s.
Recopilacion Antisexista desde Xixon.
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Anti Apartheid Project News 8-(Mail Art Documentation-Italy+Global Networking-1996)

Number 8 of this documentation about  this ongoing project  managed by Boccato Gherardo (editor of The Brain of the Monster zine) and Alessandro Ceccoto of the mail art archive in Adria.

Also here a collection of good artworks by various  mail artists and some news(in english or in italian).

Monday, 13 March 2017

DISTURBIO CLANDESTINO-Represion-(Self Release-Mexico-1989)

An old band from Mexico active during the late 80s,they play a raw form of HC Punk,the recording is kind of rough and the cover sleeve is a folded A4 reporting few info and songtitles.
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

v.a.-Does DIS System Work?-(Punk Bootleg Tapes-UK-c60-199?)

60minutes cassette compilation featuring the Disharge and lots of Dis-Clone bands.This is a full tape of D-Beat: a sub genre of early 1980s Hardcore Punk named after the UK band Discharge. The term is used to describe a number of bands playing in the same Metal-influenced punk style as Discharge with a firm attachment to the recognizable d-beat drum pattern and its derivatives. D-Beat generally has shouted lyrics and is stylistically and thematically similar to Anarcho-Punk.(from rateyourmusic)
In fact Discharge ,formed in 1977 in  Stock-on-Trent (Staffordshire-UK)influenced a generation(or two) of punk bands and this sampler
is here to prove it.
If you are into Crust D-beat HC Punk  then you`ll love this one.
All recordings are very good and there are few lyrics in the folded cover sleeve.Sorry no info about this distro.
Tchupa-Tchupa drums a go-go...
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Friday, 10 March 2017

Shag Stamp n4/Duhhh n5-(Split Fanzine-Joint Self Release-UK-1994)

Double fanzine  from the Sheffiled punk scene released in november 1994.
Duhhh was managed by Anthony and it features articles about Vibrators and Dildos by Ms Linda and stress and rebellion,interview to Charred Remains zine, Rev` Randall and Missing Dog Head,lots of music reviews + letters.
Shag Stamp was the personal zine by Jane,I already posted the number 5 ,the Number 6 and her art-zine Hickey.
In this issue a report about Prague and Contropotere(the italian band),gig reviews and more personal thoughts. 
A very good collaboration.
Enjoy it.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

STRAWMAN-Shoot Me Up-(Allied Recordings-Usa-1994)

Strawman was a political punk band from San Francisco. Originally known as Scarecrow (14)
Very personal punk rock with interesting social /political lyrics reported in its nice cover sleeve.
Allied Recordings was an  hardcore punk label from San Francisco, California run by John Yates, a graphic designer whose work can be seen on many covers of punk and hardcore records, also known for Punchline, a graphic magazine with sociopolitical contents.
The graphix works in this cd are indeed by him !Amazing stuff. 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

FleischLEGO-Promo-(Self Released-Germany-1991)

Short promo tape by this german punk band founded in 1989 in Freiburg and disbanded in 1995. They reformed in 2008.
More info(only in german)indiepedia.de.
A discogs page about them is here yet this tape is not listed there. 
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Monday, 6 March 2017

v.a.-The Pain Continues...-(Lethargy Tapes-Greece-c60-199?)

Nice 60 minutes sampler with various bands from around the world.A good selection of  tracks  with good recordings too.
I have little info about this tape label.Inside the folded cover sleeve you`ll find the traklist and the addresses of the bands included,few info (in greek language only) and some graphix works.
A good compilation for people into  Punk,New Wave and similar music styles.
Enjoy it.
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

HEAD N2-(Magazine-UK-1992)

Number 2 of this astonishing magazine I have already posted the Number 3½(Woof) ,the Number 7(the Sex Issue) and also Number 4(Freedom and Gender).
Inside its 124 pages you`ll read an interesting article about the cyber artist Sterlac,situationism,free information,visual pollution,famous banned movies,great graphix works and flyers,Dr Seuss,smart drugs,neuro-bio rhythms,Ralph Bakshi + more great stories and amazing comics.
Enjoy it.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

FETT/CULVER-Split Tape-(Matching Head-UK-199?)

Another release by the english label  Matching Head managed by Lee Stokoe.I wrote about this artist many times now posting some split tapes,comics and solo works.
On this tape Lee share the space with another english artist Fett who,also, plays experimental noise mixed with different influences.
A joint effort to deliver muZic to the lovers of lo-fi post-industrial noise collages/creations.
Nice One.
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Friday, 3 March 2017

v.a-Destroy The System-(Not On Label-Italy-c90-199?)

This is a very well crafted long compilation with a selection of great italian bands active during the 90s.The choice of the songs is pretty good and so are all the recordings.
I do not know who compiled it as the cover sleeve doesn`t report any address and I am not sure if it was coming with a booklet,if so I don`t have it.
All I know is that whoever compiled this astonishing sampler was following very close the lively italian underground HC punk scene of the 90s.
If you like furious,powerful,fast and angry HC Punk then you`ll  not be disappointed with this c90 cassette.
Enjoy it.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

v.a.SchNUSIC-(S.C.R.A.P. Records-UK-2001)

Amazing cd compilation edited and distributed by Scrap Records,label owned by 2000 Ds and friends.The official webpage of Scrap records is here where you`ll find info,pics,videos and much more about their cool activities -according to it this cd is sold out.
A bunch of very good artists playing punk, reggae,rap and other  hybrid mixes of rather melted forms of Schnusic:Music with interesting words/sounds + rhythms/messages.
It came out with a cool 7inches size cover sleeve and a folded double A4 page reporting info,lyrics and "straight in your face" thoughts.
Enjoy it.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Here another amazing fanzine by Cyril Herry , I already spoke about him when I posted the zine Le Journal Des Ruines ,the tape Ashes To Ashes and the compilation tape  Anywhere Out Of World.
His label was called Incense just like this fanzine which was one of his first productions,as far as I recall.
It is a very beatiful B/W fanzine with poetries + reports about the bands:Avec Mordor,Misanthrope (in French only) and astonishing pictures.
"The First Incense Paper is about many dark forms,about memories and strange people...It was a lots of work of photography...you can`t read the poetries but the pictures speak like words...I am calling your imagination to use  your deep mind,I hope you like it." those are few words written by Cyril in his letter that came with this great fanzine.
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

LIIMANARINA-Juutalaiset-(7inch-Bag Vagum-Finland-1990)

Strange form of punk mixed with some art-rock folk,experimental lo-fi noises and some crazy vocals is the music by this finnish band active in the early 90.
A discogs page about them is here.
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A1 Kuulokkeet 2:21
A2 Elohopeeta Ketuille 0:20
A3 Haluaisit Sä Nähdä Mun Postimerkkikokoelman? 2:56
B1 Nokkahuilu & Trumpetti 3:08
B2 Fuck Yous To Everyone 0:13
B3 Suomen Ainoa Elvis 2:30
Bass [Basso], Percussion [Kolina (i.e. Klanging)], Performer [Koirien Kusetus (i.e. Taking Dogs For A Pee)]Juha Alexei Vuori 
Drums [Rummut]Karri Esmerald Pettersson*  
Producer [Could Have Been Produced By]Petri De Sirviö* 
Vocals [Laulu], Guitar [Kitara], Performer [Ultrahypnoottinen Pörinä (i.e. Ultrahypnotic Buzzing)]Olli Pow-Pow-Pow Pauke*  
Vocals [Laulu], Performer [Liimailu (i.e. Gluing)], Performer [Kaikki Missä On Reikä Keskellä (i.e. Everything With A Hole In The Middle)]Tarja Anarkia