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Thursday, 31 May 2018

BULIMIA BANQUET-Party My Colon-(Flipside Records-USA-1989)

Bulimia Banquet was a very unique alternative punk band from Los Angeles and the South Bay of California, USA, who formed in 1985 and consisted of Ingrid Baumgart, Al Hansford Jula Bell, and Jason Greenwood. Dez Cadena, Mia Ferraro, Travis Johnson, Greg Cameron, and Nick Passiglia were also in the band for a period of time. The band put out two albums with Flipside: Eat Fats Die Young and Party my Colon. They put out a single of Curse Me/Replete with Piece of Mind Records and were on numerous comps including flipside vinyl fanzines, and 2 Triple X comps. One was Welcome to Our Nightmare, and the other was the Triple X comp Gabba Gabba Hey. The band was featured in Lisa Rose Apramian's riot grrl documentary, Not Bad for a Girl and as well as a Larry Wessel documentary on underground Los Angeles. They toured the U.S. and Europe as well as Canada and parts of Mexico. They also put out two videos: Curse me and Dine or Die.(from ReverbNation).
I have posted a live tape with a  good recording by this great band, you`ll find it here.
and also their first album Eat Fats, Die Young
To finish this post I am attaching one video from their reunion in 2011.
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r~a{w)a_y~
 

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

v.a.-Endless Grindstone-(K.O. City Studio-USA-1989)

Nice and old sampler covering a bunch of artists playing new wave, electro, industrial, no wave and similar stuff.
K.O. City Studio was a small label set up by Andrew Szava-Kovats to release his own projects. Now defunct. 
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r~a{w_a/y{
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Tracklist

1 Data-Bank-A Bukowski's Women 3:18
2 Schism (3) Taste 2:47
3 Nomuzic The Dumping Ground 3:54
4 Testicular Momentum You Have Drugged... 4:24
5 Carbon 14 Brain Dead 4:25
6 Dominion (2) Blind Leading... 4:04
7 091 Crown Winter Asylum Harvest 3:19
8 New Law Nightmare Head On A Stick 3:38
9 Quayle Green Fiction 3:30
10 King Felix Owl Plane Crash 3:50
11 Parade Of Sinners Arise 3:31
12 Compound (2) No Prayers 3:11
13 Lewis Francis We Want Information 4:17
14 Cancerous Growth Android Blues 4:18
15 Curious Voltage Model City 5:05
 

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Agitate n6 + n8-(Fanzine-UK-2005 and 2007)


Small yet great fanzines edited and distributed by Chris of Shipley (England) during the years 2005 and 2007.These zines came out before Chris opened his own blog in 2011.

Nice blog with great punk gigs pictures, interviews, reviews and info-unfortunately last time updated in 2016. 
 Inside those zines, you`ll find Lots of interviews, flyers, zine and music reviews.I have already posted the numbers 9,10 and 11.You`ll  find them here.

Only for the crust punks...
 ~f)a^r_a-w.y~ 

Friday, 25 May 2018

ESKUPE-Maketa-(Grita O Muerte Records-Spain-2001)

Spanish HC Punk with classic sing-a-long and punk-rock rhythms reminding me of many old  Spanish bands.
Political lyrics and messages,nice graphix with the lyrics reported in the folded cover sleeve,their bandcamp page is here, 
On that page you`ll find the other productions by this cool band from Barcelona, all as free download. 
Enjoy it.
~f:a(r¬a:w~a{y)
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

SMERSH-A Murder Of Crows-(Atlas King-USA-1984)



Smersh was Mike Mangino and Chris Shepard. And from 1981 until 1994 they released far too many cassette tapes. They also contributed to far too many compilations throughout the known world. In the early eighties, they established a unique sound that is known and loved, combining cheap electronics and wild guitar sounds with distorted vocals. They were, in fact, a bit The Ramones of the industrial scene. But were they industrial? The Smersh sound had so many faces that it is next to impossible to categorize their music. Smersh recorded on most Monday evenings for a couple of hours. Each song was improvised over the course of the evening and then recorded. Once it was finished they never played it again. They never rehearsed, they couldn't read music,
 and they never played live.(from their official webpage)
Here a very intersting interview with Mike Mangino conducted by Dmitry Vasilyev in August 2000. 
Enjoy it.
:f:a~r)a(w:a^y~

Monday, 21 May 2018

PUNKAMINAZIONE N5-(Fanzine/Bulletin-Italy-March 1985)

Punkaminazione was a bulletin of connection, communication, information and coordination assembled by groups, labels and collectives of the Italian punk scene in the early 80s.

A very similar experience was experimented in the early 90s and it was called La Lega dei Furiosi.
Punkaminazione was not a proper fanzine but a container of experiences shared by people with the same ideas and aims:anti-militarism, squatting, anarchism, punk music as political message.
In this issue we find contributions by different collectives and individuals from many places of the Italian boots:Bari, Aosta, Grosseto, Genova, Savona, Udine, Savona, Lecco, Macerata, Milano... and writings about pollution, green energy, squatting and evictions of social centers, riots, punk gigs.
This is a piece of history of the Italian Punk scene, only in Italian Language.
~f^a:r~a_w:a>y~

Saturday, 19 May 2018

v.a.-Elektronik Sampler-(Transmitter Cassetten-Germany-1983)

A rather rare old sampler of  early electronic experiments touching the no wave,the synth pop,the ambient and the mininal wave.
Private release on Transmitter Cassetten (TC 64) 1983.
The Schnitzler tracks are previously unreleased but based on music material from the 6xCass - 'Container'.
Transmitter Cassetten was a German label founded in 1980 by Lutz Berger and Werner Pieper, specialising in esoterica and "media experiments". It was closed down in 1995. It was associated to Grüner Zweig and Werner Pieper's MedienXperimente.
The successor label for CDs is Transmitter
Enjoy it.
:f(a>r:a/w*a^y~ 

Tracklist

A1 Conrad Schnitzler & Gregor Schnitzler Heute, Da Geht's Uns Gut
A2 Dr Aschenbach Lonely Rancheros Ghost Dance I
A3 Fremdkörper & Pyrolator Ihr Haar Ist Tot
A4 Abweichendes Verhalten Die Protopopows
A5 Mani Neumeier Untitled
A6 Fremdkörper & Pyrolator Ohne Text
A7 Thomas Orgel Leben & Arbeiten
B1 Scherige Menschen Schmerzliche Pflichten
B2 Dr Aschenbach Ich Wollt Ich Wär Ein Fussballstar
B3 Conrad Schnitzler & Gregor Schnitzler Taxi, Airport, Bar, Hotel
B4 Thomas Orgel Trautes Heim
B5 Volksmund (2) Winter Ade
B6 Fremdkörper & Pyrolator Sagres Fago Disco Duck
B7 Fremdkörper & Pyrolator Joe Weineck
B8 Ede Zatzek Kranz Mit Schleife

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

PEDAGO PARTY-In Sorgere-(Self Released-Italy-1987)

Amazing demo tape by this old band from Piacenza(Northern Italy), they play a perfect mix of postpunk and goth rock with their personal touch.
They formed in 1983 and disbanded in 1991. They have been very close to the anarchist movement during all their life. A sort of biography is here.
This is very original punk...
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r*a)w(a_y(
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Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Graceland Titbucket Club-(Fanzine-Self Released-UK-199?)

This is another small yet nice fanzine created by by Lee Stokoe noise artist already covered in this blog for his work as Culver and his personal small label Matching Head.
In this one Lee have fun drawing on the top of naked women and adding some Graceland`s Elvis eyes.
Enjoy it.
~f(a^r~a)wa(y*
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Friday, 11 May 2018

A LONG TIME DEAD-Greed-(Nothing New Records-UK-2011)

4 tracks of pure screamo/HC punk with a hint of sludge in this mini cd by A Long Time Dead, It comes with a color cover sleeve that reports info and lyrics. 
Their FB page is updated till 2013, therefore, I am not quite sure if they are still active.
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r~a)w(a~y_ 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

v.a-KORM MERZ-(Korm Plastics-Holland-c60-1987)

Legendary Dutch Label Korm Plastics released this tape as an hommage to Kurt Schwitters in a limited edition of 100 copies only, numbered from 1887 to 1987. 
The tape comes in a cardboard envelope with booklet and inserts. Very good artists and graphic works in this c60 sampler, all the artworks provided in this folder.It was reprinted as Cdr is 1999.
About this amazing label here a short introduction taken from their official webpage.
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r~a^w*a~y)
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"Korm Plastics is not really a new label; in fact, it's quite ancient... Korm Plastics started life in 1984 as a cassette-label. In 1992 Korm Plastics released its first compact disc and quickly after that, Korm Plastics became linked with Staalplaat records. Until early 2003 Korm Plastics was part of Staalplaat in various guises and various projects — read more about this in the 'history' part of this website.
As my desire to release music I personally care for became stronger and stronger, I decided in early 2003 that it was time to stand on my own two feet. Korm Plastics goes underground again. I am no longer interested in being a real businessman. There is no schedule, no plan — just ideas and desires. Please do not send me demos of your music — I simply don't have the money nor the time to work on them. I only wish to work with people who I know personally and whose work I like.
The major project is going to be a series of re-issues from The Hafler Trio. All works that are long unavailable.Besides it, I, release music that I like. Simple as that."

Monday, 7 May 2018

Ex Ánimo n6-(Fanzine-Sweden-2011)

Crust punk fanzine published by Jannah in Sweden, in this issue a report about Apocalypse Now festival 2010, interviews with Krinskontrast and Uncurbed, reviews of few gigs + music productions, some nice pictures too. 

It is all written in Swedish Language, so this is only for the Swedish literates.

Enjoy it, if you can read it...
~f(a^r~a_w)a~y*
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Saturday, 5 May 2018

MAUSER FK-The Movie-(Vögelspin Records-Holland-1994)

A fantastic album by this great jazzcore band from Holland active in the early 90s.I spoke about them when I posted their great cassette: White Man`s Overbite which they self-released in 1992.
This album instead came out on Vögelspin Records: Dutch punk label, founded in 1979 by Nitwitz to release their first record Nitwitz - Nitwitz on their own label. Located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Holland).
Here few info from Jazzcore74 Youtube Channel:
 Yet another great band from the Netherlands (Amsterdam) that was directly influenced by Victims Family (like Jam Jar or BEP) and that released this one and only album, a jewel in Jazzcore to make it simple. They played around Europe in the 1993-96 years, even had tour dates in France with Victims Family and one can feel other slight touches in the likes of NoMeansNo or Rhythm Pigs and more when listening to their wicked tunes. We're talking Hit-Tunes here, of course. Line-up: Vocals: Hank. Bass-vocals: Dick. Guitar: Joeri. Drums: Marcel (aka Marzel ex-BGK, Nitwitz and now playing in Norton) 
Enjoy it.
~f(a~r*a~)w~a)y~
 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

C.O.V.-The Hertzie Prophets-(Mister X Produzioni+El Paso+Ciurcinella-Italy-1994)

Masterpiece album by the legendary hash-core band from Torino Church Of Violence, formed in the late 80's and active till 1997. They reformed in 2013.
This album is a classic of the Italian squatters scene from the fabulous 90s.it came out as a co-production between Mister X Produzioni, El Paso, and Ciurcinella.
Although there are many videos of their reunion in these last years I`d prefer to attach here a video from the old days, a funny gig in a squat in Adria(Southern Italy) sometime in 1995.
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r)a(w~a{y*
 


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Let It Pour:A Videoclip By Testicular Momentum-(USA-198?)

An amazing video by this unknown American project called Testicular Momentum, apparently active in the late  80s.
Anybody out there with more info about this great project?
 I`d love to know more.
Enjoy it.
:f(a*r~a:w(a~y:

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

You`Re So Hideous[The "Pizza,Cider And Robots" Issue]-(Fanzine-UK-1993)

Another amazing issue of You`Re So Hideous punk fanzine created by Ben, who was previously managing the cool fanzine Raising Hell.
  Inside this, you`ll find interesting articles, scene reports, interviews with bands, reviews of cassettes and eps/lps and more great writings.
Very nice graphics work just like the proper old school zines.
I have already posted 2 other issues, you`ll find them here.
:f(a~r)a~w*a)y~