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V/A NOT SO HUMDRUM- Comp. LP (Abberant, Australia, 1984)

humab0humdrum20Finally, here’s the long overdue repost of one of the best compilation albums I can think of. First posted August 2nd in 2006. Flawless. If you find a flaw, you can keep it.
Re-ripped in super-hifi-nuclear-stereo. Delete your old files. You can get the complete album by simply clicking this link here.

I sometimes wonder why this comp never made it to the fame it deserves. NOT SO HUMDRUM was in fact the 2nd in a series of 3 comp LP’s from Australias Abberant Records, the 1st one being FLOWERS IN THE DUST BIN (1983) and the last one WHY MARCH WHEN YOU CAN RIOT (1986). Because of the sheer greatness of this comps, I’m here making accessible the whole 2nd comp first. You will soon learn that there’s not one weak song and bands like SUICIDE SQUAD (who had a nice 7″ with the old singer), ROCKS (no further introduction needed) or EXSERTS (who had a disappointing LP) rarely ever or never at all sounded so good. But again – to me there’s no weak stuff on this comp, the standouts being “New World In The Morning” by Suicide Squad, “Migraine Headache” by ROCKS and “When the chips are down” by HAPPY HATE ME NOTS. And more.

Collectors notice: There were actually two pressings of NOT SO HUMDRUM! The original pressing had the great booklet-cover and was on Abberant Records, as said before. And then there was a license pressing from France (!) from 1984 too and this was released on Ripost Records. It has a totaly different cover which I love so much for the stinking green alone. You’ll find both covers pictured here, for the nerd-factor. When I have more time, I might add more pix.

If the copyright owners or their mothers don’t like this post here, please drop me a line and I’ll take the mp3 files off. I know it’s kind of strange to make full LP’s downloadable without permission, but it’s a labor of love!

Kamikaze Twist – THE ROCKS
New World in the morning – SUICIDE SQUAD
Business Man – EXSERTS
Foetal Position – VIGIL-ANTI
The Build Up – HAPPY HATE ME NOTS
Criminal – WRONG KIND OF STONE AGE
Jack Junk – ITCHY RAT
Unwanted – SUICIDE SQUAD
Countdown – EXSERTS
A homely Situation – ITCHY RAT
Humanity – VIGIL-ANTI
The End – WRONG KIND OF STONE AGE
Migraine Headache – ROCKS
Gossip Column – SUICIDE SQUAD
Stranglehold – EXSERTS
Reality – VIGIL-ANTI
When The Chips Are Down – HAPPY HATE ME NOTS
The Sky Is Falling – ITCHY RAT

“New World in the Morning” should especially be enjoyed by Mel! <—- Another dead link 🙁

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