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R.I.P. Seth Putnam (1968 – 2011)


I have no music of Seth I could post here and while I’m yet trying to pay some sort of tribute to the man, I will write more about myself than him, but that’s how it goes sometimes and I can’t change it. (This photo is from Seth’s facebook) In person, I met Seth only […]

BAMBIS- Play Ramones Cassette (Off Course Records, Switzerland, 1981)


The early Punk scene in Switzerland was not very productive, but what it produced was and is of an often astounding quality. Over the past years, I’ve been trying my best to give these mostly hard to find records some attention. When recently I got in touch with Rolf Brunner, I first didn’t know what […]

PALLAS- Paris is burning 7″ (Cool King, UK, 1983)


“Where else would I rather be on this autumn night” – Autumnal mood swings call for special music. No Punk, Metal or Hardcore (you know, the music that’s deader than dead) this time. This is the only record I ever owned by Scotland’s PALLAS and I remember getting a lot of shit for liking it. […]

GASTUNK- To Fans 7″EP (Sex69, Japan, 1986)


What a bizarre blend of Metal, Hardrock (KISS!), Folk and Punk. GASTUNK from Japan enjoy some sort of cult status and I can really understand why. There simply ain’t no band with a similar sound around. The “Deadsong” Lp was a bit too much for me, but this collectible 7″ is great. And the packaging […]

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 […]

SWANKYS- The very best of Hero LP (Dogma Records, Japan, 1985)


Here’s one of the toughest to find Punk LPs from Japan. And one of the wildest. SWANKYS, who also had a couple of 7″s and a flexi, were basically GAI – why they changed the name, I don’t know. Did you ever realize that SWANKYS are in fact the missing link between HUBBLE BUBBLE and […]

BATTALION OF SAINTS- Second Coming 7″EP (Mystic Records, USA, 1983)


San Diego’s masters of Hardcore-Punk-Metal: BATTALION OF SAINTS. The 7″ version of “Second Coming” (also to be found on the LP of the same title, but in a different version) has got to be one of the high points of American Hardcore. Screaming vocals, a three-chords onslaught and fast paced, barely under control drumming. Awesomest. […]

REIG- Disarm 7″ (selfproduced, Italy, 1982)


One of the lesser known italian Hardcore Punk bands of the first wave were REIG. Both tracks are simple, if not simplistic, but not without charme. The Brit Punk influence is more than obvious, but hey, it’s the punx! Wonderful cheesy cover too. REIG were featured in one of the earliest postings on this blog, […]

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE- Dolores CD (PIAS Recordings, Belgium, 2008)


Imagine you’re sitting in a luxury loft. Designer furniture all around you. A big, big window. Sun slowly setting. Body parts at your feet. BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE deliver the soundtrack to this picture. There used to be this crazy Hardcore Thrash band from Germany, called CHRONICAL DIARRHOEA, hailing from Mühleim an der […]

URBAN WASTE- s/t 7″EP (Mob-Style Records, USA, 1982)


Peter just posted the only record he would take with him to live in an abandoned squat. I never got around to buy any Meat Puppets release back in the days and I’ve noticed that it’s not so easy for me to get into old HC or Punk which hasn’t accompanied me along the past […]