Friday, January 30, 2015
SKIN DEEP 'Football Violence" E.P.
I was watching a youtube video of a live set from that rippinfg new band from the UK, ARMS RACE, and the singer had on a SKIN DEEP shirt on. Which reminded me how good this E.P. is and to share it with you guys here on NBSF.
This is SKIN DEEP's lone recording, this 3 song E.P. from 1985. It has everything you want in an Oi! record. Anthemic chants, football, hoolaginism, wanton violence, mob choirs, boots, braces, etc etc. Evidently, this is also one of the more rarer Oi records. A true gem.
Friday, January 9, 2015
THE DONKEYS 'Serve You Right!' Demo Tape
One of two demo tapes by the pre-Chaos Channel band. 13 songs of inept Noise Punk Fuckery. I think I actually like this better than Chaos Ch.. Though some would consider that blasphemy. This is killer/no filler!!
Sunday, December 28, 2014
BLUE KRISHNA 'Repeat Until Death' Cassette
Fantastic 4 song cassette from L.A.'s Blue Krishna on the great Nostilevo label. I know next to nothing about these guys other than it shares a member with Body Of Light. Repeat Until Death is a tad hard for me to explain, Hard Synth I would call it, I suppose, with a heaping of Industrial. Whatever little moniker ya wanna name it, one thing rings true, this is a fantastic cassette.
Monday, December 22, 2014
2014 8 song demo by this new NYC Punk band. Let me first say that I know NOTHING about this band. I was buying some cassettes at my local record store (Heaven Street) and picked this up when I meant to pick something else up. To my gain. This tape is fucking awesome! These guys sure make a serious racket on this tape, no holds barred. It's a demo, so it's not studio produced quality, but this is to our gain. 8 songs of fuzzed out, manic, noise Punk (not The Swankys Noise Punk, more Hardcore, more NYC, more weirdo) including a cover of The Cure, which they give a serious asskicking to, and a Weird Al Yankovich cover (of a cover? A Devo parody song), all to our gain.
If anyone has info on this band, please share.
Lebenden Toten link fixed.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
LEBENDEN TOTEN '8 Tracks Demo' Cassette
2002 demo tape & debut release by the mighty LEBENDEN TOTEN. 8 tracks of Noise Punk Chaos! Members of every other PDX band. This is all you need to know. Punk perfection!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DESECRATION 'Damaged By Decimels' Demo
Tonrnado quik 4 song demo by this overlooked & underappreciated Hardcore act outta Arizona in the late 80's. Desecration nailed that late 80's/early 90's political Peace Punk/CrustPunk sound that takes a page from 80's European Raw Punk acts as well. They did this demo, an e.p. that is amazing entitled 'Who's in Control?' & a split 12 with Subverse. They were on the Hippycore comp, Metal Gives us a Headache & a few comps put out by the great UK label Manic Ears, 'North Atlantic Noise Attack' & 'Manic Ears;The Histyrical Years'. It should also be noted they do a cover of Sabbath's Paranoid, which Im not a big fan of (punk bands covering Sabbath), but the other 3 songs are Punk as Nails Gold!
Monday, December 15, 2014
ANTI-DOGMATIKSS 'NOOOOO' Demo Tape
1987 demo by this cult Barcelona Punk band. 7 songs of that trademark 80's Barca Hardcore sound (along with L'odi Social, Shit SA, Kangrena, etc), a mix of pre-dated fastcore & raw punk, with political lyrics and angst & passion in volumes. I believe this demo was a protest to the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, but could be wrong about that. Anyone know?
Anti-Dogmatikss were on that great Barca comp 'La Lucha Continua' with AutoDefensa & L'Odi Social, & had done a demo prior to this in 1984. They were also on a gang of other comps, but La Lucha Continua is a stand out.
This is great Hardcore folks, hope ya get with it.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
PARALISIS PERMANENTE 'El Acto' LP
Monumental 1982 album by this short-lived Spanish post-punk/deathrock band from Madrid. Arising from the ashes of other less known bands, Paralisis Permanente spearheaded La Movida Madrilena (The Madrilean Scene) which was a countercultural movement formed after the 1975 death of the despot Francisco Franco. Film, television, art, literature, comics and music experienced a revelation of freedom after Franco's death, characterized by freedom of expression, transgression of taboos imposed by Franco's regime and an overall feeling of freedom. The most well known artist to come from this scene was the filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Paralisis Permanente was at the forefront of the burgeoning music scene that resembled in sound & appearance to British New Wave & Deutsch Neue Welle.
El Acto is 13 songs of cold post-punk perfection, with serious leanings towards deathrock, similar to Musta Paraati, Siekiera, & RedLorryYellowLorry. The also do an amazing Spanish cover of David Bowie's Heroes & a less ambitious cover of I Wanna Be Your Dog by Iggy Pop. The stand out songs on here are Adictos A La Lujuria, Vamos A Jugar, El Acto & Tengo Un Pasajero, but really, the whole LP kills! In their short existance, they did this LP, a split e.p. with fellow Madrileans Gabinete Caligari & two amazing e.p.s. In 1983, the band got into a car wreck coming from a gig & the singer was killed.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
APARAT 'Demo 98'
Probably more famous for the band that was on that 7" split with fellow countrymen EFFIGY, their side being the better of the two and thats high praise indeed as I love EFFIGY, but ÄPÄRÄT fucking KILLED it on that split e.p.. They also appeared on 2 of the great late 90's comps, that great all-Japanese 3xLP compilation 'Chaos of Destruction' from 97 & the equally as good all-Japanese comp 'No Hesitation To Resist' from 98.
This 7song demo sees them in the same form as those comps & split with Effigy, but a tad better as its more noisey & more raw. To me, this is one of the best & Punkest demos to come out of Japan in the past 20 years (up there with GLOOM's demos & FRAMTIDs). ! Bold words, yes, but check out the song Civilization (.....and my case is rested.) All songs sung in Finnish as this is Finnish worship of the highest order. ÄPÄRÄT is Finnish for Bastards, and we all (should) know that BASTARDS is one of THE best Finnish Hardcore bands ever, and of course, their was also an 80's Finn band also called ÄPÄRÄT. Coincedence? No fuckin way! My friends, I do believe this is exactly what your looking for today. Enjoy!!
Friday, December 12, 2014
UNREAL THOUGHT 'Behind The Pink House'
Here's a reoccurring theme on this blog- Halifax, Nova Scotia. Home to many great bands as of late, including one UNREAL THOUGHT. I believe they started out as a two-piece, but looks like they've evolved to a trio. On 'Behind The Pink House' Unreal Thought belt out three melancholy as fuck (yes, melancholy as fuck) post-punk dirges that owes some of its soul to early DeathRock ala Christian Death. It, at times, also reminds me of Cocteau Twins, Mission Of Burma, & The Gun Club. The despondent vocals are said, opposed to sung, which fits the woeful & downcast music perfectly. Unreal Thought recently put out a full length that you can get on their bandcamp page, here
Members of every other HFX band, including LIFE CHAIN, BRICKS, CONCRETE ASYLUM, NEGATIVE RAGE, CUMRAG, NEVERHUMAN & more.
Lastly, thanks to Cody & Unreal Thought for keeping me stocked in great tunes & letting me post their killer bands!! Keep it Melancholy as Fuck!!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
V/A ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA Compilation Tape, Columbia 1989
This 1989 all Colombian Hardcore compilation tape is one of the many thats a tape traders wet dream. And if you like your Punk RAW, then look NO further, as this is about as raw & inept as it gets, and it fuckin kills!!!
Estamos En La Sima (We are in the pits) was put out at the height of Pablo Escobars power & I'm sure that most of these bands were from Medellin, so you can only imagine the bands angsts & frustrations with a warring state between Police & thieves, and on top of that, poverty was through the roof. You can certainly here this in all the bands songs. I would say this comp is pretty unique in that regard (unique, certainly not unheard of). Other bands were singing about stuff like this, for these bands, it was a reality.
Ok, 60 some tracks from 7 bands. All killer, no filler. And again, this is bare boned, stripped down, no pretense Hardcore Punk!! The most known, I'd would say (and the best on here, in my opinion) is BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE who belt out six ragers in 8 fly-by minutes (check out the songs Kaos & Censo!!! ARRRGGHHHHH!!!!). Also note ATAQUE DE SONIDA, CRIMEN IMPUNE & HERPES, but really, its all bueno!! Classic Colombian Hardcore!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
S.D.S. 'Live in the Automatic Country' Cassette
OK, this is me trying to get the ball rolling again & hopefully the first of many posts to come.
With that outta the way, here we have the mighty Societic Death Slaughter with a cassette only release documenting 2 live shows from 1999. Side A (track 1) is recorded live at F.A.D. in March of 99' in Yokohama, Side B (track 2) is from the famed AntiKnock in Tokyo on August 8th of that year. Songs are from most of their releases up til 1999 and even one from their (at the time) yet to be released Digital Evil In your Life 12". Three songs aren't on any of their well known releases (though I've seen them on a few of their uber-hard to find cassette-only releases), which include I.C.O.N., Anarchy Machine & Bloody Century 21, and thats worth the price of admission alone. Also, the sound quality is tiptop my friends. Usually in regards to live sets, I tend to think they're for completists, but as for this it isnt necessarily the case as it's fuckin SDS!!!