Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Snatch - BBC Session 1977

Here are two songs from an unknown BBC Radio session from 1977. Both these songs appeared on the bands first single but these versions are a bit more raw than the versions on the single. This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. All I Want
02. When I'm Bored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jam/DMZ - CBGB, NYC 10-16-77

In October 1977 the Jam made their US debut at CBGB playing two nights with DMZ from Boston as the opening band. These sets are from the second night and were recorded from the audience. Sound quality is good. Can anyone identify the unknown DMZ song titles?

Jam @ CBGB, NYC 10-16-77:
01. I've Changed My Address
02. Carnaby Street
03. The Modern World
04. Time For Truth
05. The Combine
06. All Around The World
07. Sounds From The Street
08. London Traffic
09. Bricks And Mortar
10. In The City
11. Takin’ My Love
12. Slow Down

DMZ @ CBGB, NYC 10-16-77:
01. Boy From Nowhere [set 1]
02. title unknown
03. When I Get Off
04. Destroyer
05. Shot Down
06. Lift Up Your Hood
07. He's Waiting
08. Midnight To Six Man
09. You're Gonna Miss Me
10. Out Of Our Tree
11. Raw Power
12. Bad Attitude [set 2]
13. Strychnine
14. title unknown
15. Let's Talk About Girls
16. Mighty Idy
17. Busy Man
18. Baby Boom
19. Barkin' At The Moon
20. Teenage Head
21. Do Not Enter
22. title unknown
23. Don't Jump Me Mother

Heartbreakers - Electric Circus, Manchester England 12-09-76

Here are The Heartbreakers playing at Manchester on the Anarchy In The UK tour. This is an audience recording and has rough but good sound quality.

01. Chinese Rocks
02. Pirate Love
03. All By Myself
04. Let Go
05. Can't Keep My Eyes On You
06. Baby Talk
07. Born To Lose
08. I Love You
09. Get Off The Phone
10. I Wanna Be Loved

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RIP, Billy Rath (August 16, 2014) Bassist For Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers

Another one is gone:

"Billy Rath is perhaps best remembered as the second bassist for Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers.  The band formed in 1975, and Rath came on board in 1976 to replace Richard Hell who left to form the Voidoids.  Hitting Europe just as punk rock was taking hold, the Heartbreakers immediately fell into the scene and were quickly invited to tour with the Sex Pistols on their doomed Anarchy in the UK tour.  The band soon recorded their first and only album, L.A.M.F (Like A Mother Fucker), to mostly mixed reviews – although critics liked the band and the songs, they didn’t care much for the album’s production.  The Heartbreaker’s label soon went out of business, and the band’s dissolved in late 1977.  They did reform for occasional gigs in New York City during the late ’70s and early ’80s, but Rath left for good in 1985.  Over the next two decades or so, Rath stayed away from music business.  He studied Psychology and Theology, and eventually worked as a counselor addicts.  In 2010, he resurfaced at a  Max’s Kansas City reunion which lead to the formation of his own band, Billy Rath’s Street Pirates.  Rath continued to perform live to adoring crowds,even touring the UK during the final years of his life.  Billy Rath died at the age of 66 on August 16, 2014.  Cause of death was not immediately released."

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jimmy Lindsay - Paris Theatre, London 1980

Jimmy Lindsay is a British reggae singer who released many records between 1970 and 1982. This show is a radio broadcast with excellent sound quality.

recent video:

01. Children Of Rastafari
02. Back Out Weak Out
03. If It's War Dem Want
04. Press Along
05. It's Hard (For A Dread To Live In Babylon)
06. I'll Be There
07. Where Is Your Love
08. Daughters Of Babylon
09. I Wanna Dance
10. Easy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Black Slate - Paris Theatre, London 1980

Black Slate were a British reggae band that had a hit single in the UK and Europe with the song Amigo. This is an excellent sounding radio broadcast.

info here:
video here:

01. Reggae Music
02. Romans
03. Freedom Time
04. Amigo
05. Boom Boom
06. Reggae Music

Friday, August 8, 2014

Mick Mercer Punk photo books

For anyone who likes old Punk photos and has disposable cash Mich Mercer who was a Punk rocker in 1977 and did his own fanzine called Panache has some photo books published on LuLu books. If you like Action Pact, Adam & The Ants, Mob (UK), Rubella Ballet, Brigandage, Jayne County, Johnny Thunders, Max Splodge, Penetration, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Cravats, Damned, Defects, Partisans, Ruts, Slits, Adverts and more you'll find something of interest and the books are not that expensive. Almost each band gets their own book. The photos are from 1977 onward. There's also Goth and Indie bands as well. Have a look:

Panache fanzine here: