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CCCP – FEDELI ALLA LINEA «Ortodossia» 7" & 12" EP (Attack Punk, Italy, 1984)


Although CCCP seem to have been quite popular in Italy with their later work, they remain still very unknown worldwide. The bands later work seems to be more on the electronic side of things and is not too interesting for a man like me, but their first record has one of the smash hits ever recorded! Yes, I’m talking about “Punk Islam” – downright mesmerizing, that track! The other 2 songs (3 on the 12″ version) are good stuff too, but to be honest, one could live without them after having heard “Punk Islam”.

I never fully understood the bands concept. They seem to contemplate pretty much on stalinism and the aestethics of cmmunism. Still, this understanding doesn’t work in fully deciphering what it is the band tries to come across with. Whereas the italian 7″ versions booklet is not translated, the british 12″ version is, deficiently though. In 1985 (!), the band writes lines like: “The destiny of Islamic culture in Western World has been the not acknoledgment and the refuse. Only what originates in the West can be matter of dignity, even if tolerance is never guaranteed.” Apart from this statement being total rubbish historically (what would the “western world” be without the “eastern” greek antique? In the Renaissance, for example, a very popular dictum said that all light originates from the east; “ex oriente lux”), it’s rather interesting that the band CCCP subjectified the “west” and Islam already in form of a “clash” – this view would become very popular 15 years later in the notion of Samuel Huntingtons “Clash of civilisation”). But when the band takes a stand for Ghaddafi (spelled as “Gheddafi”), is this irony?

However – maybe one day somebody with a better grasp of the italian language will illuminate us here and until then there’s still plenty of time for you to get ahold of both the 7″ and 12″ version of this record! The version of “Punk Islam” on the 12″ press is longer and a different mix. Can’t decide which is better. Both records are on red vinyl.

Listen to the 7″ version of “Punk Islam”.

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Sehr geehrter Herr Keller,

    nach all den inspirierenden Reviews bin ich jetzt natürlich gehörig scharf auf die dazugehörige Musik – meinen Sie, es wäre möglich, “Reanimated By Life #2″ mal wieder online zu stellen? Den hab ich – im Ggs. zu Teil 1 – nämlich ‘seinerzeit’ verpasst.

    Grüsse & hoffentl. bis bald,
    paolö

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    Posted on 15-Mar-06 at 02:51 | Permalink
  2. E.

    tut mir leid, aber ich hab keinerlei dateien mehr zu RBL auf meinem computer; weiss also nicht, was da drauf war (ausser halt, dass es ein italien special gewesen ist).

    keep on rocking in the free world!

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    Posted on 15-Mar-06 at 04:41 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous

    what did he say?

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    Posted on 17-Mar-06 at 02:21 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    1. Anna Falkss centro sociale occupato
    2. Wretched come un cappio
    3. Declino rivolta e negazione
    4. Contrazione metropoli
    5. Chain Reaction no way out
    6. Warfare no vivisezione
    7. Reig disarm
    8. Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers CCM 400 Fascists
    9. Underage marijuana punx
    10. Irah marconi occupato
    11. Negazione non mi dire
    12. Rough riot in the street
    13. EU’s Arse attaco
    14. Kollektivo lotta per il potere
    15. Uart Punk frustrazione
    16. Lanciafiamme cavalcata
    17. Indigesti crea veleno
    18. Disper-Azione antagonismo
    19. RAF Punk viva la resistenza!
    20. Peggio Punx non siamo come vuoi
    21. Wops hateful town
    22. Crash Box morire cosi
    23. Shotgun Solution apocalypse
    24. Bedboys vivere, non sopravvivere
    25. Upset Noise libero discegliere
    26. CCCP punk islam
    27. I Refuse It! chock numret(live)
    28. Cani la mia carta
    29. Soglia Del Dolore non voglio
    30. Crapping Dogs don’t cry, shoot!
    31. Fall Out sick city
    32. Stalag 17 potere fottuto
    33. Putrid Fever life is pain
    34. Rappresaglia 1984
    35. Stigmathe corri e sopravvivi
    36. Impact cadaveri

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    Posted on 17-Mar-06 at 05:36 | Permalink
  5. E.

    Somebody was asking me to rerelease the italian special of “reanimated by life” and also published the tracklist here to help me refiguring it.

    would first need webspace to upload them audio files and also check on what’s left of my selfmade mp3 files – accidentally erased over 20 gb of em last year.

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    Posted on 17-Mar-06 at 07:08 | Permalink
  6. zeppelina

    what a great, hypnotic song! it gets better every time one listens to it.

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    Posted on 02-Aug-06 at 14:37 | Permalink
  7. Anonymous

    A CLASSIC. Played for years in every rockteca across italy

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    Posted on 24-Jun-07 at 13:46 | Permalink
  8. f.m.l.

    official (?) homepage: http://www.cccp-fedeliallalinea.it/

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    Posted on 04-Aug-08 at 19:22 | Permalink

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