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Monthly Archives: June 2009

IRON MAIDEN- Live at the Beat Club / Bremen, Germany, April 1981


Just found this on youtube and had a massive flashback. When this was aired in 1981, I had a cassette recorder standing on a chair, in front of the ugly, massive brown TV set. My family had to sit quietly in the background on the couch, while I sat next to the TV on the […]

MAD SOCIETY- s/t 7″EP (Hit & Run Records, USA, 1981)


Speaking of good bad music: Imagine a bunch of (pre)-pubertal kids dressing up, sneaking into their older brothers Hardcore band practice room and start imitating what they just heard. That’s more or less what you get here, including songs about Riot Squads and Napalm. MAD SOCIETY too came from L.A., just like SIN 34. This […]

SIN 34- Die laughing 7″EP (Spinhead Records, USA, 1982)


Another one of these almost forgotten early Hardcore bands. SIN 34 hailed from L.A. and apart from this and some compilation appearances also had a great 12″EP entitled “Do you feel safe?”, which was also selfproduced. They were also one of the not too many female fronted Hardcore bands. Check out the photo of Julie […]

WRETCHED- La tua Morte non aspetta Mini-LP (Chaos Produzioni, Italy, 1986)


How foolish I was! When one of my most beloved Hardcore bands released this 2nd 12″ record, I didn’t like it at all. Not only I didn’t – everybody said (and says) that this Mini-LP sounds “Metal” (which of course wouldn’t be no crime), but that’s bullshit. The difference from the band’s wilder days is […]

V/A NICE AND LOUD- 7″EP Compilation (Big City Records, USA, 1984)


Long time no see. Things have been rather busy here the past two weeks and it’s not over yet. Apologies for the short text. The third of the five Big City comps features nothing but hits. The a-side has three NY bands of which the first two are the best. NO CONTROL start off with […]

GENERICS- Societal Hemhorrage 7″EP (selfproduced, Canada, 1985)


Thought it was about time for a repost of this criminally undererstimated little pearl. This could widely be considered a classic and I will never understand why it isn’t. Even if you did first time around – give this another listen. All freshly re-ripped with love. First published Aug 3 2006. Recorded in 1983 but […]

V/A DIE DEUTSCHEN KOMMEN- Compilation LP (Rock-O-Rama, Germany, 1982)


Classic, notorious and hard to find compilation album on the controversial Rockorama label. FASAGA open up with four great, funny songs: Simple music totally dominated by the singing. In this case, the melodic and wacky vocals sound heavily inspired by the Neue Deutsche Welle thing that was on its peak in 1982. It adds a […]

HELMET- Born annoying, b/w Rumble 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile Records, USA, 1989)


Putting the record straight: As some may have seen, a little controversy had arisen in the past few weeks. Nothing serious and nothing too important, just the usual squabbling that is oh-so common in certain subcultures. Some guy asked me to exchange links. I lookd at his blog and didn’t like it. First off, I […]