Sunday, May 27, 2012

KUSF In Exile; Fab Mab Live Redux; DJ Terry Hammer

Here's a great weekly internet only radio show that is playing rare live recordings made in the San Francisco Bay area from 1979 to 1981. All shows are steaming so you can listen whenever you got the time. Bands played so far are Readymades, Contractions, Mutants, Avengers, Jim Carroll Band, SVT, Lydia Lunch, Dead Kennedys, Times 5, Lewd, Offs, Shakin' Street, Wreckless Eric, VKTMZ, Sudden Fun, Toots & The Maytals, Bob Marley and a few others. Most of these shows have never been officially released and haven't been in circulation in trade circles as far as I have seen. There's lots of good stuff so go have a listen.

DISSONANCE; Music and subculture in the Nation's Capital

Anyone interested in Washington D.C. Punk and Hardcore can go hear to listen to recent internet radio interviews with many of the mover and shakers of that scene:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stranglers - Dreamtime demos 1986

Here's the last of the Stranglers demos I am going to offer. It includes one of my personal favorite Stranglers song, Always The Sun. Sound quality is very good.

track list:
01. Always the Sun (demo #2)
02. Dreamtime
03. You'll Always Reap What You Sow (demo #1)
04. Big In America (demo) #1
05. Big In America (demo) #2
06. Big In America (demo) #3

Matumbi - John Peel Session 2-28-78

Another session for the man John Peel. Excellent sound quality.

track list:
01. Chatty-Chatty
02. Music In The Air
03. Rock

Talisman - John Peel Session 9-07-81

 Here's some very good Reggae recorded for John Peel. Sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Nothing Change
02. Run Come Girl
03. Slow Poison

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shakes - Funhouse, Keighley England 6-07-82

There seems to be a hundred bands named The Shake in the history of rock 'n' roll. These guys were from Keighley England. I don't know if they ever released a record. If the mod/power pop sounds is to your liking this band will appeal to you. I copied these songs from video clips that are available on youtube. This band is also the band that wrote the song 51st State of America which was made famous by New Model Army. The sound quality is very good.

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track list:
01. Funeral Rites
02. 51st State of America

Tactics - Chequers, Sydney Australia 8-29-80

The Tactics were from Canberra Australia and are not your average Punk band. They released their first record in 1979 and continued on releasing many records until 1989. This live recording was recorded from the audience and the sound quality is good.

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1st single here:
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track list:
01. Twice Remembered Twice Removed
02. Quality Of A Holiday
03. No More Talking
04. Downtown
05. Open Up That City
06. China Watcher
07. Outdoors
08. Hole In My Life
09. Buried Country
10. The New York Reel
11. My Line
12. National Health

Stranglers - Aural Sculpture demos 1984

Here are more Stranglers demos I got off of Soulseek a few years ago. Sound quality is generally very good.

track list:
01. Skin Deep
02. Skin Deep (demo #2)
03. No Mercy (rejected 12 inch mix)
04. North Winds
05. Punch & Judy
06. Laughing
07. Hot Club
08. Time To Die
09. Nice In Nice

Thursday, May 17, 2012

TV Smith's Cheap/Price - Uxbridge FC, Uxbridge England 12-22-90

Here are two great but forgotten bands recorded through the soundboard. Sound quality is very good.

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Price @ Uxbridge FC, Uxbridge England 12-22-90
01. Between The Lines
02. Was It You
03. Audacity
04. Getting Us Nowhere
05. Close The Curtains
06. Standing In Your Way
07. Jodie
08. Too Many People
09. What About Love
10. Shattered Life
11. Changing Places
12. This One
13. You Say You Don't Love Me [Buzzcocks]
14. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow [Shirelles]

TV Smith's Cheap - Uxbridge FC, Uxbridge England 12-22-90
01. Cheap
02. The Newshound
03. My String Will Snap
04. Luxury In Exile
05. Free World
06. Silicon Valley Holiday
07. Leisure Time
08. Ghosts
09. Buried By The Machine
10. Ready For The Axe To Drop
11. New Ways Are Best
12. 3rd Term

Monday, May 14, 2012

Eddie & The Hotrods - Paris Theatre, London 1977

You know'em. They Rock!! Nothing more needs be said 'cept this is a radio broadcast and quality is excellent.

01. Teenage Depression
02. Keep On Keeping On
03. I Might Be Lying
04. Been So Long
05. Horseplay
06. Hard Driving Man
07. On The Run
08. Still Life

Alternative TV - Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage England 6-14-81

In 1981 the originators of Alternative TV got back together to record a new album which was their first recordings since 1977. The album lacks the energy of 1977 but has some okay songs, Communicate being the best one. Interestingly, that song sound similar to a 1977 Subway Sect song. Here is a live show from there tour supporting that album. They still played a few of the old songs, too. It's an audience recording and the sound quality is good.

01. My Hand Is Still Wet [soundcheck]
02. Communicate [soundcheck]
03. Mirror Boy [soundcheck]
04. Anye Is Back [soundcheck]
05. The Ancient Rebels
06. Who Are They
07. Strange Kicks
08. Mirror Boy
09. Sleep In Bed
10. Anye Is Back
11. TV Operator
12. Love Lies Limp
13. Communicate
14. Cold Rain
15. Fun City
16. My Hand Is Still Wet
17. Action Time Vision

Jets and Lurkers Re-posts

I've re-posted Jets and Lurkers posts here. Are the links working okay???

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lurkers - 100 Club, London 9-14-82

Here's a very good soundboard recording of The Lurkers from their first comeback period with Marc Fincham on vocals and playing mostly songs that were new at the time. There are two songs here that I don't think have ever been officially released.

01. I'm On Heat
02. This Dirty Town
03. The Rain
04. Our House
05. Freak Show
06. Wolf At The Door
07. Drag You Out
08. Ain't Got A Clue
09. Heroin (It's All Over)
10. Pills
11. Shadow
12. I'm On Heat

Jets - The Collection 1977-1978

These Jets were from Luton England and are famous for appearing on the Farewell To The Roxy album in 1978. Also, in 1978 they released their only single as the Jets on the Good Vibrations record label. In 1979 they changed their name to the Tee Vees and released a single. For fun and a good listen I've collected all their available recordings - released tracks, demos and rehearsals - into one pile of Punk Rock (mostly) joy. Track 7 is made up of excerpts of three different songs spliced together. The track didn't come with titles so I made up titles based on what the singer is singing. Lots of great stuff here, shame there was never an album released. Sound quality is very good. I've also added the Tee Vees single for completeness.

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track list:
01. TV Drink
02. Dreg Town
03. Breakdown (Radio Off)
04. Black and White
05. Devil
06. Silke
07. Come On Now/War Machine/Waiting For Emotion
08. Original Terminal
09. The Iceburn
10. The Impact

tracks 1-2 Farewell To The Roxy 1978
tracks 3-5 Rehearsals 1977
tracks 6-7 Demos 1978
tracks 8-9 Single 1978
track 10 Demo 1978

Tee Vees - Single (1980)
01. Doctor Head Love
02. War Machine