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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Short Intermission: Professional Punks


Absolutely hilarious! Hard to tell which is better – the folks depicted or the commentary. Damn, I miss the Punx!

R.I.P. Mikey Offender & THE OFFENDERS- Lost Cause, c/w Rockin the Town 7″ (Suffering Sounds, USA, 1981)


Several blogs and newspages report the unexpected death of Mikey “Offender” Donaldson. Mike died of yet unknown reason at the age of 46. This is what the Austin Music Source says: Punk legend Mikey Offender reported dead By Michael Corcoran | Thursday, September 27, 2007, 05:11 PM The Bravewords Web site is reporting — and […]

THE CHEIFS- s/t 7"EP (Playgems Records, USA, 1980)


All songs re-ripped and reposted (this time, ALL the songs – plus those from the mentioned “Who knows?” comp. LP). A classic record everybody should know – and a classic comments section! THE CHEIFS – a band by that name has got to be great, I thought – and right I was, buying that 7″ […]

FEAR OF GOD- Konserven 7″EP (Two Sheds Records, Switzerland, 1993)


Recorded in 1987, this was one of my old band’s first demo tapes, recorded in a shed in Steinen. The shed was up on a hill, right in the middle of a pittoresque scenery of the swiss alps, complete with cows and farmers. One of them, for reasons only he had known, used to show […]

CAPITALIST ALIENATION- s/t 12″EP (Alienation Records, Canada, 1987)


On a day like this, only a record like this can help. Buzzsaw, ultra pissed, angry, primtive and overall extremely unfriendly HC. CAPITALIST ALIENATION, who mysteriously disappeared after this monument of good bad music, had a demo tape (“Makes me shit”) released a year prior to this and next time I feel alienated, I shall […]

TNT- s/t 7"EP (Voxpop, Switzerland, 1979)


Repost from August 2006. One of the most powerful Punk records of the late 70s and if this would have come out in L.A., you’d all know it. Songs freshly ripped and complete now. If you like this, you should check out the crazy Manisch Depressiv 7″, featuring the TNT singer. Often referred to as […]

SPERMA- Züri Punx, c/w Sinnlos 7″ (Another Swiss Label, Switzerland, 1980)


Time for some Mongo Rock! SPERMA were one of the best known Punk bands from Zürich, the biggest city of Switzerland. As the majority of its contemporaries, SPERMA articulated a big deal of discontent with living here. In fact, looking back, it’s quite drastic how the whole socio-political climate has changed over the past 30 […]

STALAG- Secrets, c/w Date Limité de Vente 7″ (BX 05, France, 1981)


This is a repost from August 2006. Song added and everything newly ripped due to imminent greatness and the many new visitors of this blog. In the meantime, an official reissue is in the works – learn more about it here. And finally, Thierry, the ex-singer of STALAG is a well respected writer today – […]

RAPED TEENAGERS- Jag gillar Blommor … 7″EP (selfproduced, Sweden, 1985)


Before Peter was a worldwide known blogger and Powerpop expert, he was drummer and singer in RAPED TEENAGERS. I happen to know that he doesn’t like to talk about his former musical adventures and likes to focus more on the work of his current band, The Flakes. But let’s just break the seal of silence […]

V/A EMPTY SKULLS- Compilation Tape (Fartblossom Enterprises, USA, 1984)


Joe over at Last Days of Man recently posted a demo tape by REAL ENEMY, a short lived but amazing Pittsburg (and not Philly, haha)  HC band. I downloaded the demo, played it and was immediately in love with it. A couple of tunes later I thought I had somehow heard this before and when […]