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Monthly Archives: February 2010

THE FARTZ- Because this fucking World stinks … 7″EP (Fartz Records, USA, 1981)


Man, I just blasted a radio show from 1982. I found it on the great “More than a Witness”-Blog and it hit me like a brick: I suddenly found myself in a state of euphoria. The music cranked up loud, the adrenaline was rushing through my blood and I had the overwhelming feeling of going […]

FALSE PROPHETS- s/t 7″EP (Wornout Brothers, USA, 1981)


Just today, I was telling Peter from the KBD blog that I would be ripping the first EP by NYC’s FALSE PROPHETS today. “Great”, he said, “I wanted to hear it for a long time.” I told him not to expect too much, because it frankly ain’t one record that sticks to my turntable. In […]

AC/DC- Electric Shock Double LP Bootleg (WLS Records, UK, 1980)


Today is the 30th anniversary of Bon Scott’s death. You can read more about AC/DC and me here and here and especially here. One of my fave AC/DC bootlegs is “Electric Shock” (although side three tends to be a bit lengthy with its two versions of “Rocker”). It was one of the earliest AC/DC boots […]

AGENT ORANGE- VD. Hello Boy Friend, coming MY Way? 7″EP (New Wave Records, France, 1984)


Rule of thumb numba one when it comes to music: Good people make good music; rednecks make great music. Holland’s AGENT ORANGE with their second and final EP. Steamroller Hardcore Metal Punk at its most intense. Hit after hit until the final track, “Kill the Police”, makes you wanna go around and hug and kiss […]

FEAR OF GOD- Live at Fri-Son, Fribourg, 1/10/1988 Video


Out of the blue, a video of my old band FEAR OF GOD’s second last show surfaces. I didn’t know this existed until recently and now, I’m watching it the first time myself. What can I say. The soundboard recording of this show was released on the “As Statues Fell” Mini-LP and I always felt […]

BUZZCOCKS- Orgasm Addict 7″ (UAR, UK, 1977)


Following Martin’s example, I too simply post a well known debut by a world famous band (well, lets say it was the 2nd debut by the BUZZCOCKS, after the “Spiral Scratch” 7″). The BUZZCOCKS were, as you know, the inventors of the d-beat. Apart from that, they were one of my fave first generation Punk […]

CRASH COURSE- s/t 7″EP (selfproduced, Switzerland, 1982)


Switzerland hardly had mentionable Hardcore bands in the first half of the 80s and not even half of them eventually released any trace of vinyl. CRASH COURSE from the city of Biel were one of the very few groups with an EP and a decisive HC sound, much inspired by the mass of rather stereotype […]

JERK WARD- Too young to thrash 12″EP (Supreme Echo, Canada, 2009)


Canada’s JERK WARD were one of these almost legendary local bands of the early 80s who never released vinyl, but had a reputation among tape traders. Jason Flower (formerly of DEMENTIA and MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY) once again unearths one of these treasures. Before trying to hard to find my own words, let me just copypaste […]