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Monthly Archives: May 2011

C.I.A.- God, Guts, Guns 7″EP (Shmegma Records, USA, 1983)


Day 5 This time, there won’t be so much to say. That might be different, had this band included more Boyscoutness in their act, but they didn’t. Or if the LP following the EP would have been the same, but it wasn’t. What C.I.A. deliver on “God, Guts, Guns” is of such sheer brilliance that […]

NEGATIVE APPROACH- s/t 7″EP (Touch & Go Records, USA, 1982)


Day 4. (I’m not sure what Touch & Go’s actual policy on blogs using their music is [they used to be very restrictive], so it wouldn’t surprise me if the links had to be taken down quickly. As much as I would understand that, as much I hope that it’s clear that I’m doing what […]

DEEP WOUND- s/t 7″EP (Radiobeat Records, USA, 1983)


Day 3: When I interviewed J. Mascis for my fanzine on DINOSAUR JR.’s 1988 “Bug” tour, he got pretty upset because I only asked questions about his first band, DEEP WOUND. Maybe to shut me up, he said he would send me a full box of DEEP WOUND EPs for free so I could include […]

POISON IDEA- Pick your King 7″EP (Fatal Erection Records, USA, 1983)


Day 2: Niels called the debut of POISON IDEA a Hardcore opera: All the songs almost seamlessly go one into another. Impossible to change the order. I’m afraid that’s all I can say about this EP. It’s perfect. This is the first pressing on clear vinyl, complete with both inserts. 1000 made, but hard to […]

THE DILS- 198 Seconds of 7″ (Dangerhouse Records, USA, 1977)


The guys over at KBD Records recently had the nice idea of posting 5 records in 5 days. Whilst their concept was to post five records from 5 different countries, I decided to go with five records from the homeland of Hardcore and five records that somehow never got posted here until now (mostly because […]

RIOT- Outlaw, c/w Rock city (live) 7″ (Elektra, USA, 1981)


Listen, I know what you’re thinking. “What the hell is this?! This 7″ never had this sleeve!” And you’re totally right being surprised. So was I when I found me a promotional copy of RIOT‘s “Fire down under” LP, bearing a sticker which said that this would include the bonus 7″. I can only speak […]

X-RAY SPEX- Identity 7″ (EEEMMMIIIII, UK, 1978)


On April 25 2011, Poly Styrene (born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) died of breast cancer. She was the singer of X-RAY SPEX, a first generation Punk band from London. My love for X-RAY SPEX’ «Germfree Adolescents» album (released in 1978) is of the most intense nature. The combination of razor sharp guitars, an even razor sharper […]

ELIXIR- Treachery (Ride like the Wind), c/w Winds of Time 7″ ((Elixir Records, UK, 1985)


It’s about highest time for another Metal post. And a short one at that too. ELIXIR were among the very last outfits of the original NWOBHM. After a demo tape which got favorable reviews in some fanzines, I ordered myself one and was pleasantly surprised. When a year later, this two tracker was announced, I […]

PEGGIO PUNX- La citta e’ quieta …. ombre parlano 7″EP (selfproduced, Italy, 1983)


On Mayday, here’s my small contribution to what this day meant to me (however silly these memorial-, festivities-days may be in general): Labor is the enemy. Am I still an operaist at heart? This I don’t know. PEGGIO PUNX were formed in 1982 in Alessandria, a small city in the north of Italy. In the […]