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Category Archives: Punk; Low-Fi

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 […]

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. […]

MASACRE 68 / HISTERIA- Split LP Picture Disc (Cryptas Records, Mexico, ca. 1995)


Here’s one for the Punx! This picture disc split LP contains demo material from two great Mexican Hardcore bands of the 80s: MASACRE 68 and HISTERIA. There’s no proper information on the when- and whereabouts of these recordings, but they may be from around 1986-87. MASACRE 68 (named after a bloody massacre of Mexican police […]

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, […]

CHAOS Z- Abmarsch 7″EP (Mülleimer, Germany, 1981)


I struggled long and hard before the vast majority of German Hardcore Punk started to speak to me. Some of the worst jocks I met in my life had Mohawks, a beer bottle glued to their one hand, the other hand in the air and on the back of the leather jacket-uniform, you could see […]

DISCHARGE / THE FILTH- Split 7″EP (Go Round Records, UK, 1980)


Here’s one record that’s particularly hard to find and that caused a bit of confusion among friends of good bad and good and bad music in the times before internet. Maybe it was us youngsters in the 80s only that didn’t know of the two british bands by the name of DISCHARGE, but I remember […]

THE DESPERATE BICYCLES- The Medium was Tedium, b/w Don’t back the Front 7″ (Refill Records, UK, 1977)


I love it when a record messes up chronology. The philosopher Ernst Bloch coined the figure of the “simultaneity of the non-simultaneous” and meant the strange phenomenon of a Modernity in which different historical concepts, both old and new, overlay, like a strong moment of inertia, resulting in a weird “unmodern Modernity”. Well, this is […]

Only worn once!


Who said Punk was dead? I’m currently selling my leather punk crust vest on Ebay. Thought you’d like to know. All profits made from this will go into ALF and Pro-Palestinian activities. Although it says “genuine leather”, it’s of course vegan leather, made from capitalist skin. Check it out here on Ebay. Here are some […]

ABGAS- s/t Double 7" (selfproduced, Switzerland, 1981)


Followed Peter’s advice and downloaded the new beta-version of Audacity which seems to be working fine. This is a repost from August 2006, due to colossal greatness. Rest of the songs added and all freshly ripped. This one goes out to David Oi, who is a great lover of mongo rock. The german discography “Pogography” […]

Short Intermission II: Punks not dead!


Hey, I’m sorry, but I just found this on youtube and I thought I just had to show you this. It’s a perfect followup to the Punk in 84 clip. It shows that Punk is still a threat after all. Next entry will be a rare and great record again. I promise. Excuse me. It […]