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Thursday 29 June 2023

UP AGAINST - War Will Never End... - (Drunk Records-Canada-1997)

 Up Against was a band from Montrel (Canada) active at end of the 90s. This 7 inch has 4 fast and violent HC Punk tracks, the folded cover sleeve reports pictures, lyrics and info.Drunk Records was a small DIY label from Montreal (Canada),probably managed by the band. Eventually I left these tracks as waves .Up The Punx !

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Friday 23 June 2023

Ripping Thrash N7 - (Fanzine-UK-1992)

 N7 of this historic british punk zine managed by Steve in Burton-On-Trent during the 90s. He was also running a distro and a tape label called simply Mut. I have, already, posted a few issues of this great zine.

In this one lots of interesting stuff :Interviews to Chaotic End, Mushroom Attack, Corpus Vile, Earth Citizens,Pussy Juice, Acoustic Grinder, Agathocles, Wiwisekja, Gulag, Life But How To Live It?, No Fish on Friday, Resist, scene reports from Portugal,Turkey and Italy + music reviews and tons of related info.

Enjoy it.

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Monday 19 June 2023

v.a.- Orecchiette Alla Pestona il Bis - (Terapia Intensiva/Kollettivo Indios-Italy-2001)


Long compilation compiled by Roberto Liuzzi, who used to write a newsletter called Contro, back in the 90s. I had lost my copy of the booklet and so I couldn`t retrieve the track-list of bands/songs, funny enough lately I got back in touch with Roberto,after a very long time and he kindly provided the scans of the booklet. Roberto has nowadays a blog called Tribe`s Union, which mainly focused on the Italian HC punk scene.

The sampler Orecchiette  Alla Pestona Il bis is the second issue of this series and it covers HC Punk bands from Puglia (and a few strictly related bands of the surrounding area) active at the end of the 90s. The booklet reports info and lyrics, I have asked Roberto to write a few lines to present this great sampler, so here is his message:

Nostalgic Attack! This strong sensation felt from listening to this tape compilation, after 20 years that I didn`t play it. A time journey that recalls many reminiscences: a freeze frame, an adrenalinic picture of that precise and very rich moment, a peak of a creative and antagonistic turmoil (fanzines, bands, squats,t.a.z, and similar diy events)like, maybe never happened before in that region.
It is so clear in my mind as an experience that I have lived, it is an unforgettable memory.
Selective criteria in choosing the acts(only  HC Punk bands from that area, with many different sound variations, only Pugliesi bands with just a few cousins very close in that area)based on human/attitude affinity, all united to imprint on tape our will to make ourself heard, everyone hoping to keep going in our journey.Thanks, Faraway to renew the experience.

To complete this post I am attaching the tracks list. A very big thanks to Roberto for helping me with the booklet scans and for his written contribution. Enjoy it.

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Lato A


a02-SQUARCIAGOLA- Guardando

a03-SICK BOY -Riot flag

a04-FUCKAGARE '-Fanculo

a05-POPE OFF -Mutazione genetica

a06-ANONIMA PUNK- Selvaggio

a07-SPUTO -Randagio

a08-RUGGINE- Non ne posso più

a09-RUGGINE-Un no alla merda


a11-OTAKU- One way only

a12-IRIDIO- Cane mordace

a13-CHAOS- Giustizia di Stato, Giustizia dei padroni

a14-FRANTIC- Urban winter

a15-BRUSCA -Tra me e te

Lato B

b01-BRANDELLI D'ODIO- Fotografie di Stragi

b02-BRANDELLI D`ODIO- Tutta merda

b03-The MUDDLERS- Desperate stomp

b04-RUIDO SOS- Ne miti nè eroi

b05-D.I.A.- Tradition + Straight to nothing + Robbed + Bodies on parade

b06-S.N.F. -Scorrono i secondi + Spina Nel Fianco

b07-SPRINGFIELD -Springfield

b08-BRIGANTI -Bugia! + L'ultima violenza

b09-BELINTESTA- Non cambiare

b10-ROOM 104 -Untitled


b12-LE CENERI -Sessioni di trapanazioni mentale n.1

ps-this is the exact set list,the track b05 by D.I.A. appears as 1 long track, it includes 4 different songs, the track b06 by S.N.F. it includes 2 different songs.


Thursday 15 June 2023

ASSEMBLY OF GOD - Submission Obedience Denial -(Havoc Records-USA-2001)


8 tracks of furious Hardcore Punk in this 7inch by the American trio Assembly Of God!! The folded cover sleeve reports lyrics and info. Havoc Records is an Independent punk / hardcore / grindcore label from the United States founded by Felix Havoc! Here their webpage where this 7inch appears to be sold out.Enjoy it.

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Saturday 3 June 2023

DEATH COMES ALONG - Heavy Psychedelic Schizoid God - (Mangrove-Japan-1994)

Death Comes Along is a side project of the HC punk band Crow.They play a sort of heavy psychedelic music mixing art-rock, noise, death industrial, avant-garde, and weird experimental jingles. 

As a kind of reference the cover sleeve reports: Funeral March for Amebix, The Mob, Dirt, Antisect, Crude SS, MB, SPK, F.T.B., Diamanda Galas, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru, Amon Duul, Bodkin, Black Sabbath, German Oak- Dedicated to Edward Gein.

 This statement might help you to understand the influences that, in a way, helped to shape their music. Not an easy listening yet full of surprises. Big thanks to Gianluca for lending me this fantastic piece of vinyl, I left these tracks as waves. Enjoy it!

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