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MOTÖRHEAD- Live August 1980 [yes, broken soundcard still has not been replaced]


Awesome live (obviously not overdubbed) video from 1980. This was available on VHS back when I didn’t sport a grey beard as I do now. Unfortunately, my soundcard is damaged, which keeps me from ripping new music for the blog. I hope to get a new one real soon. Be back soon, I promise.

RHYTHM PIGS- An american Activitiy 7″EP (Unclean Records, USA, 1984)


A stunner, a real stunner of an EP. 6 short songs, each one full with great melodies and rhythm, a lot of RHYTHM. Playing this now, 28 years after its release, makes you wonder why there were so few bands with such a fresh sound and lyrics that may cover the usual subjects of the […]

BAADER MEINHOF- s/t 7″ (VC / Hut, UK, 1996)


You know, the music of the 90s more or less steered clear of me. This would be one of the few exceptions: Luke Haines’ short lived BAADER MEINHOF project. The album (containing another, one-sided 7″) and the 7″ here are simply fantastic. In a telephone interview you can find online, Haines says that the title […]

THE MOB- Step forward 7″EP (Mob Style Records, USA, 1983)


Back from my short trip to NY. Couldn’t find the pictures I had in my mind from my first visit in 1986 anymore, so much the city has changed (or is it Europe that has?). Still, the city’s vitality and power is overwhelming, although the echoes of 9-11 are never far away. Here’s a short […]

KOTSEN- Attack of the savage Horde Demotape (Reykjaviken Riot Rekorden, Switzerland, 1985)


Sorry for not posting anything sooner, but things have been very hectic here at GBM’s world headquarters with numerous projects, orgies and debauchery, but here we go again with a very special treat. I would like to dedicate this post to our friend Behjan Mirhadi, who died December 8 2010. May he be remembered. What […]

CORONER- Death Cult Demo Tape (Rip Records, Switzerland, 1985)


Switzerland’s contribution to the world of Rock’n’Roll could hardly be meeker than it is. One of the few exceptions however is CORONER, a band from Zürich and one that I unfortunately overlooked back in the days. “Death Cult” was released when Thrash Metal was the big thing, with groups like Anthrax, Overkill, Nuclear Assault or […]

Blondie- Dreaming (1979)


«When I met you in the restaurant / You could tell I was no debutante …»

STRATEGY- Technical Overflow, b/w Astral Planes (Ebony, UK, 1982)


The recent debate in our beloved comments section about “the best NWOBHM album” keeps on setting the direction. To tell the truth, I was pulling your legs a bit – how could a man of taste (I’m sorry to say, but I’ve given up hope to ever meet a woman who’d be equally into music […]

EFFIGIES- Remains nonviewable 7″ (Ruthless Records, USA, 1982)


Seriously, for a minute: Am I that hip?! I just started watching Iron Man and before the first half hour of the movie was over, it had me get excited about AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ “Institutionalized” in the soundtrack. It feels kinda weird to be so much up to date. I mean, […]