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V/A TROUSERS IN ACTION- Compilation 7″EP (Aberrant Records, Australia, 1985)

trousersinaction.jpgtrousersinaction_back.jpgWe’ve had the first two Abberant Comp. LPs before («Not so Humdrum» and «Flowers from the Dustbin») – here comes the third in the series (after this one, another full length LP came, «Why march when you can riot?»), the obscured (at least outside Australia) “Trousers in Action” 7″ comp. A press of 500 only, available only with the fanzine of the same name. As you can see, it has a handmade sleeve and is numbered. Luvely.

POSITIVE HATRED start the reign with “One Hour”, a top notch melancholic punker. Next is SUICIDE SQUAD with a total Adolescent’s like song, very gloomy and intense. Fuckin brillant!! BOX OF FISH crankin up the military-punk Peter KBD loves so much and VIGIL-ANTI serve the obligatory love song to the local pigs. Enjoy!

PS: I had ripped the entire record with 8% extra speed initially. Forgot to readjust the pitch. I thought it sounded quite good that way, but if you wanna hear the thing as it was meant to sound, you’ll have to re-load the files with the correct speed.

SUICIDE SQUAD- I don’t wanna go to Heaven.mp3
BOX OF FISH- Take Pity with the City.mp3
VIGIL-ANTI- Darlinghurst Police.mp3


  1. “BOX OF FISH crankin up the military-punk Peter KBD loves so much ” HA HA LOL :D. My grandfather was a big fan of march music maybe that’s why I like military punk. Plus military beats makes me think of law and order(which I love) and not anarchy and chaos. Vigil-Anti is totally amazing(take note of the military beat).


    Posted on 02-Mar-08 at 12:39 | Permalink
  2. F.

    you made this post only for me, say it! (haha)

    suicide squad ist GREAT!


    Posted on 02-Mar-08 at 18:11 | Permalink
  3. Perfect description of what you get here with these bands. Nice to hear good punk, on the somewhat mellower side, from bands I have never heard of. Thanx for sharing.


    Posted on 03-Mar-08 at 13:15 | Permalink
  4. Anti-Hero

    thanks for posting this, it’s a cult stuff, and it’s nice to follow your discourse with the visitors.


    Posted on 04-Mar-08 at 05:38 | Permalink
  5. SUICIDE SQUAD was the best on this ep by far.


    Posted on 04-Mar-08 at 10:46 | Permalink
  6. OTTO

    Thoroughly enjoyable, like the other 2 Aussie comps you posted… Always fun to hear really good punk you’ve never heard b4.

    Having trouble opening Box of Fish track… not sure if it’s me or the post

    Suicide Squad song is a killer


    Posted on 04-Mar-08 at 14:37 | Permalink
  7. Admin

    BOF now works!


    Posted on 04-Mar-08 at 15:16 | Permalink
  8. theunk

    while it’s on heavy rotation you may consider ripping the kill from the heart album. i’ve never found good quality rips from that dicks records – and it’s their best.


    Posted on 06-Mar-08 at 13:36 | Permalink
  9. Admin

    Wasn’t the “kill from the Heart” on last days of man recently? Expect a killer post in a few moments ….


    Posted on 06-Mar-08 at 13:43 | Permalink
  10. Fernando

    Yeah it was, check:
    I think it’s a quality rip, there’s one track too loud (I think it’s “Rich daddy”) but easy to put right. One of the best sources for HC in the web took its name from said Dicks LP of course…
    About the killer post, yeah I’m killed, THANKS!


    Posted on 06-Mar-08 at 16:12 | Permalink
  11. skinnynorris

    geiles ding, du.


    Posted on 14-Mar-08 at 05:54 | Permalink

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