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Category Archives: Out in Space

SIEGE- Live in Stamford, January 26 1985: RIP Kevin Mahoney


And the sad news just won’t stop: Kevin Mahoney, former singer of SIEGE, died last week, very unexpectedly. Condolences to all his family and friends. Henry F Clark [aka Hank McNamee], former SIEGE bassist, has the following short statement for the readers of Goodbadmusic: “Kev was truly a great friend. His voice was as integral […]

NIHILISTICS- selftitled LP (Braineater Records, USA, 1983)


This post is in honor of Big Daddy Mike, former bassist of the NIHILISTICS. He’s currently in a coma and apparently terminally ill, but he’s still hanging in. I also would like to send my respect to Ron Rancid, who’s a helluva guy. Without a doubt one of the the greatest moments in the history […]

HAERVERK- s/t 7″EP (Torpedo Plater, Norway, 1979)


What would you expect me to write about yesterday’s bombing and massacre in Norway? Of course you will make an immediate connection between these events and the norwegian Punk record posted here. But what could I say? That I’m posting this because it’s from Norway? That would be a rather bizarre explanation, wouldn’t it. What […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE URINALS- Another EP 7″EP (selfproduced, USA, 1979)


Do you know what really pisses me off? When people call THE URINALS‘s music “minimalistic”. How is this “minimalistic”, dipshit?! There’s nothing “minimalistic” about THE URINALS, in fact, they’re as musical as any opera I ever heard or any stick-it-up-your-ass-jazz or whatever you might think of as being bad-ass “music”. THE URINALS had it all. […]