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Category Archives: Motorcycle Punk

ANTISECT: Out from the Void 7″ (Endangered Musik, UK, 1986)


Maybe this is and always has been more of a record that I wanted to like, than one that I really did like. I don’t recall the review I wrote for my fanzine, when “Out from the Void” came out, but I tend to believe that it wasn’t bad at all. Yet, in the years […]

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.

PUSRAD- Smart Trams 7″ EP (Just4Fun, USA, 2012)


Perfection. Sort, sharp, to the point. Clever, full of energy, sounding like the best and yet like no one else. I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more that I could say. This yellow piece of plastic has so much energy, it makes me breathless. Thus the concept of “Smart Trams” is perfect: Short songs – and […]

OLHO SECO- Botas, Fuzis, Capacetes 7″EP (Punk Rock Discos, Brazil, 1983)


There is something about this debut 7″ by OLHO SECO that is irresistible. First off all, it’s “Nada”, which is one of the worldwide super hardcore punk hits, immortalized and first brought to most via MRR’s “Welcome to 1984” sampler. Its simplicity and effectivity is astounding, almost scary. On the flipside, the other two songs […]

POISON IDEA- Plastic Bomb, b/w We got the Beat Advance Cassingle (selfproduced, USA, 1989)


So this was the first version of what was re-released twice later on. First off as a bootleg 7″, then as part of a double 7″ set and also on the b-side of the band’s SubPop 7″. Not much left to say as I’m posting this mainly for documentation. Two songs, one a great cover […]

PLASMATICS- Butcher Baby 7″EP (Vice Squad, USA, 1978)


Malcolm McLaren had done it in the UK and Rod Swenson in the U.S. – however obscene you might find today’s casting shows, you should never forget that in a way, the casting idea had played quite a role in the early days of Punk. THE PLASMATICS basically were put together by Swenson – or […]

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 […]

MOTÖRHEAD- White Line Fever, b/w Leavin’ here 7″ (Skydog Records, France, 1977) & second version (Stiff Records, UK, 1980)


In late 1975, MOTÖRHEAD had just recorded (under the name of BASTARDS still) their debut album, but as you know, the label (United Artists) flaked out after hearing the dirt’n’roll these geezers had laid down there in a studio somewhere in London Hammersmith. As soon as commercial success kicked in a few years later with […]

BITCH- Damnation Alley 12″EP (Metal Blade Records, USA, 1982)


Three Metal posts in a row and now what? Right – another one! Wait a second. Is BITCH a Metal group? Actually, this is totally punked up, sleazy, sexually aggressive, lustful, dominant, highly energetic Metal Punk of the finest sort. Singer Betsy is in the center of interest here, as her wild and powerful performance […]

ANGRY SAMOANS- Promo 12″EP (no label, USA, 1986)


You wanna know how to immediately recognize a poseur? Just ask him which the best ANGRY SAMOANS record is and if he responds “Back from Samoa”, you got him! Of course, the SAMOANS ironical view on Hardcore (as on “Samoa”) is a great record, but the early and the late ANGRY SAMOANS is where it’s […]