Saturday, July 4, 2020

Toy Love - Captain Cook Tavern, Dunedin NZ 8-23-80

Toy Love were from Dunedin New Zealand and seem the be the biggest and most successful of the New Zealand Punk bands. Three members were previously in the Punk band The Enemy which started in 1977 and played their last show at the end of 1978. The Enemy went into recording studios several time but split up without releasing anything. The three members of The Enemy were joined by two former members of the band The Basketcases to form Toy Love. Toy Love released one album and three single, all of which made it into the New Zealand charts. This live recording was recorded at about the time the album was released and it features many Enemy songs besides newer compositions. This is a soundboard recording and the quality is excellent.


set 1:
01. Amputee Song
02. Swimming Pool
03. Fifteen
04. Rebel
05. I Don't Mind
06. title unknown
07. Toy Love Song
08. Don't Catch Fire
09. Bedroom
10. Unscrewed Up
11. Cold Meat
12. I'm In Love
13. Photographs Of Naked Ladies
14. I Wanna Die With You
15. Sheep

set 2:
01. The Crunch
02. Squeeze
03. Don't Ask Me
04. I Thought I Needed You
05. Good Old Joe
06. Fingernail On Blackboard Grin
07. Lust
08. Greenwalls
09. Yummy Yummy Yummy
10. Positively Fourth St.
11. Siamese Twin
12. Death Rehearsal
13. Bride of Frankenstein
14. Ain't It Nice
15. Pull Down The Shades
16. Frogs (cut)

Friday, July 3, 2020

Bailter Space - Powerstation, Auckland NZ 3-04-90

Bailter Space were from Christchurch New Zealand and had their start in 1980 under the name The Gordons. Over several line up changes The Gordons released two albums. One original member started a new band in 1986 that became Bailter Space and by 1989 the two other original members of The Gordons had joined. Between 1988 and 2013 Bailter Space released nine albums. On this show the band are mostly playing songs from their 2nd album. It's an audience recording and has good sound quality. [from cassette tape]


01. Skin
02. The Aim
03. The State
04. Hard Wired
05. Fused (cut)
06. Fish Eye
07. Grader Spader (cut)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Birthday Party - 9:30 Club, Washington D.C. 4-10-83

This show was recorded during their last ever US tour and this was their last ever U.S. show. It's an audience recording and sound quality is good. [from cassette tape]


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Swampland
02. Sonny's Burning
03. 6" Gold Blade
04. Deep In The Woods
05. Dead Joe
06. Six Strings That Drew Blood
07. Wild World
08. Fears Of Gun
09. Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)
10. She's Hit

Birthday Party - Aladin-Kino, Bremen 7-01-82 + Warehouse, Liverpool 7-23-82

Here's two more from July 1982. The Bremen show was recorded and broadcast by Radio Bremen in Germany. Lydia Lunch sings Funhouse with the band at this show. Sound quality is very good. The Liverpool show is an audience recording. Sound quality is good. [from cassette tape]


@ Aladin-Kino, Bremen 7-01-82
01. Big Jesus Trash Can
02. Dead Joe
03. The Friend Catcher
04. A Dead Song
05. 6" Gold Blade
06. Junkyard
07. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)
08. She's Hit
09. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
10. Funhouse (with Lydia Lunch)

@ Warehouse, Liverpool 7-23-82:
01. Big Jesus Trashcan
02. Nick The Stripper
03. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)
04. 6" Gold Blade
06. A Dead Song
07. Junkyard (cut)
08. Dead Joe
09. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
10. The Friend Catcher

Birthday Party - Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam 11-08-81

The Boys Next Door moved to London in February 1980 and on arrival changed the name of the band to The Birthday Party. The first year in London was a slow and difficult one but in 1981 they started touring again, around the UK, fist trip to the USA and at the end of the year they toured around Europe. This show was one show on that tour. It was recorded by VPRO and broadcast on the radio. Soundquality is very good. Unfortunatley, my tape seems to be missing the first three songs, "Nick The Stripper" + "The Dead Songs" + "She's Hit". Those first two songs from this show can be found on the Cremation bootleg LP. [from cassette tape]


01. Bully Bones
02. Big Jesus Trash Can
03. Junkyard
04. Blast Off
05. King Ink
06. Pleasure Heads
07. Release The Bats
08. radio DJ speaks

Boys Next Door - Swinburne College, Melbourne 8-19-77

Boys Next Door were from Melbourne Australia and started off in 1976. Initially the band started as a four piece and were playing mostly cover songs with just a few originals in the classic 1977 style. In 1978 they released their first single with a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made For Walking" on the a-side and an original on the b-side with an additional song being released on the Lethal Weapon comp. LP. In late 1978 the band added an additional guitarist and the sound change. They released two LPs and a few more singles before changing their name the The Birthday Party. This recording is one of their earliest shows and it was recorded by 3SW student radio. Sound quality is very good. [from cassette tape]


01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Ain't It Funny
03. I'm 18
04. Gloria
05. Masturbation Generation
06. Who Needs You?
07. I Put A Spell On You
08. Commando
09. My Generation
10. Big Future
11. These Boots Are Made or Walking
12. World Panic
13. Louie Louie

Kim Salmon & The Surrealists - Prince of Wales, Melbourne 10-14-88

Kim Salmon was the singer in the Scientists. When that band split up he started this band. They released their first album in 1988. This show is an audience recording with good sound quality. Can anyone fill in the song titles?

01. title unknown
02. Sundown, Sundown
03. Intense
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. Blue Velvet
07. title unknown
08. Bad Birth
09. title unknown
10. You Look Like An Angel
11. title unknown
12. Measure Of Love
13. title unknown
14. Swampland
15. title unknown
16. Feel
17. title unknown

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Church - Los Angeles 1984 + Leeds 1990

Church were a Post Punk band formed in Canberra Australia in 1980. They released their first single in that year and have since release many album and singles, the last being in 2017. The Los Angeles show is an audience recording with good sound quality and the Leeds show is from a BBC In concert radio broadcast and sound quality is excellent.


@ USC, Los Angeles 10-24-84: [from cassette tape]
01. One Day
02. Electric Lash
03. Tear It All Away
04. Constant In Opal
05. Volumes
06. You Took
07. Just For You
08. Almost With You
09. Shadow Cabinet
10. Unguarded Moment

@ Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds England 5-18-90:
01. North South East And West
02. Terra Nova Cain
03. Destination
04. Fading Away
05. Under The Milky Way
06. You've Got To Go

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Scientists - Tivoli, Adelaide 8-07-83

The Scientists started out by releasing the now classic single Frantic Romantic in 1979 which was perhaps on the Powerpop/Buzzcocks side Punk, but still great. By the time of this recording they had released two LPs and several singles and the sound had moved a bit more towards a Post Punk sound. Still great of course. This recording is a soundboard recording and the sound quality is excellent.


setlist: [from cassette]
01. Swampland
02. Raver
03. The Spin
04. Wall
05. Crazy Heart
06. She Cracked
07. This Is My Happy Hour
08. Clear Spot
09. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
10. Rev Head
11. Set It On Fire
12. Burn Out
13. This Life Of Yours
14. Solid Gold Hell

Friday, May 1, 2020

Lipstick Killers - Royal Antler, Sydney Australia 10-03-80

Lipstick Killers were formed by Mark and David Taylor in 1978 after their previous band Psycho Surgeons split up. They released their lone single in 1979 which was produced by Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek. The band split up in 1982 but the single has since become a classic and a few posthumous releases of old recordings have seen the light. This recording finds them in prime condition and it is quite a shame they never got to release a proper album. This is an audience recording. The vocals are a bit low in the mix but it's still a good recording. Can anyone help with the unknown song titles?


01. title unknown
02. 99th Floor
03. Driving The Special Dead
04. Dying Boys Crawl
05. Bongo Flip
06. Twilight Of The Idols
07. I've Got Levitation
08. Strange Flash
09. title unknown
10. Let's Talk About Girls
11. Date With A Thing
12. Hide And Seek
13. Shakedown USA
14. Sock It To Me Baby
15. Hindu Gods (Of Love)
16. Liquor Fit
17. title unknown

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Radio Birdman - JJJ Studios, Sydney 11-23-76

This legendary band needs no introduction. Here they are recorded live playing on Triple J radio station playing most of what would become their first album. There's also enough cover songs, of 1960s American Garage classics + one for the Heavy Metalers, to help bring in listeners who might not have known who they were at the time. Sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Route 66
02. Murder City Nights
03. Don't Look Back
04. Anglo Girl Desire
05. Man With The Golden Helmet
06. Love Kills
07. TV Eye
08. Surf City
09. Hand Of Law
10. New Race
11. Transmaniacon MC
12. Burned My Eye (cut)
13. Descent Into The Maelstrom
14. Time Won't Let Me
15. I-94
16. Do The Pop

Monday, April 27, 2020

Cosmic Psychos - Melbourne University, Melbourne Australia 6-01-86

Cosmic Psychos started in 1985 and released their fist record in that same year. They have released 14 album and numerous singles since with their most recent being in 2018. Apparently they are still around. Quite a run with lots of great music. This recording is a live radio broadcast from Melbourne Radio station 3LO. All but one song from their first record are played live here. Sound quality is excellent.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. She's A Cat
02. Crazy Woman
03. 74 Seconds
04. Rambo
05. -dj speaks-
06. Down On The Farm
07. Rain On You
08. Custom Credit

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Riptides - Metropole Hotel, Cremorne Australia 10-80

The Riptides were a Garage Punk Power Pop Surf band that started out in 1978 as The Numbers and released the classic KBD 7inch ep Sunset Strip. To avoid confusion with another Australian band with the same name they changed their band name to The Riptides. The band lasted until 1993 and along the way they released four singles, a 12inch ep and an LP. This live show was recorded through the soundboard and sound quality is excellent.


01. Kiss Nice
02. Rules Of Love
03. Day Has Gone
04. The Power Of Love
05. Holiday Time
06. Time Of My Life
07. Sunset Strip
08. Magic Castle
09. Keep It Up
10. Magic Moments
11. Tombs Of Gold
12. Lonely Old Sunday
13. Tomorrow's Tears
14. Eternal Flame
15. Shake It
16. Swept Away
17. She's My World
18. The Letter

Sunday, April 19, 2020

News - Bernhearts, Melbourne Australia 1979

The News started out as The Babeez and released one classic KBD Punk single in 1977 with Dowanna Love. In 1978 the band changed their name to The News released a further three 7inches. This must be an early show and I do question the year on this since they are only playing two songs from the Babeez single and nothing from the 1978 News single. The Tom Jones cover is interesting but the hit song for me is Nasty Nazi. I don't think most of the other songs have been officially released. It's an audience recording and sound quality is good.


01. title unknown
02. It's Not Unusual
03. All The Same
04. Don't Talk To Me
05. Dowanna Love
06. Nobody Wants Me
07. Two Double Jay
08. Punk Rock
09. Put In The Boot
10. Nasty Nazi
11. I Dont Wanna Socialise

Johnnys - Tote Hotel, Melbourne Australia 1983

The Johnnys were a Psychobilly/Garage Rock/American Wild West style band. Their most famous member was the late Spencer P. Jones who later went on to play with Beasts Of Bourbon. The Johnnys started in early 1983 and before they had their first record out were the opening band for Iggy Pop's Australian tour that year. They were quite popular in Australia and New Zealand, releasing two studio albums and many singles before splitting up about 1991. This live show is an audience recording and the sound quality is good.

01. Rebel Yell
02. Bear Huggin' Lovin'
03. Ride A Rodeo
04. Got Love If You Want It
05. Frankie Avalon
06. Injun Joe
07. A Bit Of Loving
08. Going Down (With Rock And Roll)
09. Deadmen From Boot Hill
10. Holy Molly Rolly
11. King Of The Road
12. I Think You're Cute
13. Drinkin’ Wine (Spo-dee-o-dee)
14. Slip Slap Fishin'
15. Ten Outlaws
16. No Excusin' My Boozin'
17. Mountain Man
18. Happy Birthday
19. Way Of The West
20. Gringo

Hard Ons - Demos 1985

The Hard Ons are a Punk Pop band that released their first record in 1985 and still seem to be at it in 2020. Two of the songs on this demo were released on a 7inch single in 1986. The versions here seem to be different than the ones on the record. It's unclear if the three version on this demo were ever officially released. Can anyone fill in the unknown song title? Sound quality is excellent.


track list: [from cassette tape]
01. The Girl In The Sweater
02. I Heard Her Call My Name
03. title unknown

Friday, April 17, 2020

Celibate Rifles - Harbour Cruise, Sydney 12-27-01

This one sounds like it is a soundboard recording. Sound quality is good.


part 1:
01. California Sun (Rivieras)
02. Groupie Girl (Tony Joe White)
03. I Shoulda
04. Storm
05. Dial OM
06. Netherworld
07. Killing Time
08. Crying Sun (Radio Birdman)
09. G's Song
10. City Of Fun
11. Five Lamps
12. Cinderella (Sonics)
13. Down On The Street (Stooges)
14. El Salvadore
15. Sean O'Farrell
16. Belfast

part 2:
01. Simple Love (Saints)
02. This Gift
03. Sometimes
04. One Of The Boys (Rose Tattoo)
05. My Generation (Who)
06. Spirits
07. She's So Fine (Easybeats)
08. Strange Day, Stranger Nights
09. Real Wild Child (Dee Jays)
10. O Salvation
11. Chinese Rocks (Heartbreakers)
12. Hot Stuff (Rolling Stones)
13. Another Girl, Another Planet (Only Ones)
14. Bill Bonney Regrets

Celibate Rifles - Fricke Sessions, French's Forest, Sydney 8-23-83

This one is a rehearsal tape recorded in the bands practice room in the Sydney suburb of French's Forest. I'm not sure why it is called the Fricke Sessions but it might have something to do with the Rolling Stone magazine writer David Fricke. The line up on this recording is Damien Lovelock - Vocals, David Morris - Guitar, James Darroch - Bass, Kent Steedman - Guitar, Phillip Jacquet - Drums. Sound quality is good.


track list:
01. Killing Time
02. JNS
03. Cool Metro (David Johansen)
04. title unknown
05. Why Don't You Kill Yourself (Only Ones)
06. Summer Holiday Blues
07. Back On The Corner
08. Netherworld
09. Tic Toc
10. Back In The Red
11. She Loves Strangers
12. Where Do I Go
13. Groupie Girl
14. Gimme Gimme Gimme
15. title unknown (instrumental)
16. Ice Blue
17. City Of Fun
18. Anthem
19. This Week
20. Tubular Greens
21. Runaway (Del Shannon)
22. Marlboro
23. Pop Song
24. Society
25. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Animals)

Friday, April 3, 2020

Celibate Rifles - VPRO, Amsterdam 9-02-87

Celibate Rifles were from Sydney and might be one of the better known Punk bands from Australia. They started in 1979 and finished in 2019 when singer Damian Lovelock died. Over 40 years they released 14 albums and numerous singles. They also toured throughout Australia Europe and North American. Quite a good run. This recording is from Dutch radio. Sound quality is very good. Unfortunately, my tape is apparently missing the first four songs.

setlist: from cassette tape]
01. This Week
02. Invisible Man
03. I Still See You
04. Bill Bonney Regrets
05. Kiss Me Deadly

Saturday, March 28, 2020

New Christs - AJZ, Backnang Germany 7-05-88

This show was recorded on New Christs first European tour in Backnang Rock City. The line up features Rob Younger - Vocals, Jim Dickson - Bass, Charlie Owen - Guitar, and Nick Fisher - Drums. Kent Steedman of Celibate Rifles joins them for two songs. This is a soundboard recording. There is a bit of hiss but sound is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. No Way On Earth
02. Dead Girl
03. Plastic World
04. Dropping Like Flies
05. The Black Hole
06. Headin' South
07. Addiction
08. The March
09. The Hipster
10. I Swear
11. Bed Of Nails
12. Like A Curse (with Kent Steedman)
13. Born Out Of Time (with Kent Steedman)
14. You'll Never Catch My Wave
15. Crying Sun
16. No Next Time

New Christs - Sydney Australia 1983

New Christs were from Sydney Australia and were started by former Radio Birdman singer Rob Younger in 1980 and released their first single in early 1981. Younger continued the band with a completely different line up after the single. On these recordings Rob Younger sings, Chris Masuak (also from Radio Birdman and later in The HItmen) and Kent Steedman (from Celebate Rifles) both on guitar, Tony Robertson (previously in the Punk band The 31st and later in The Hitmen) on  bass, Mark Kingsmill (also in The Hitmen and The Hoodoo Gurus) on drums, with Ron Peno (also from The 31st) singing harmonies. This line up recorded two single. These recordings are both audience tapes and the sound quality is good. At the Tivoli show the band were supposed to be the opening band for Iggy Pop but Iggy called in sick that night. The tape didn't come with a complete date but it could be July 1 or July 3.

@ Tivoli, Sydney 7-83:
01. Sun God
02. Gotta Keep Movin'
03. Born Out Of Time
04. The Hipster
05. --stage announcements--
06. I Did You No Wrong
07. Outcast
08. Creature With The Atom Brain
09. Louie Louie
10. Addiction
11. Search And Destroy
12. TV Eye
13. Smith And Wesson Blues

@ Enfield Boulevarde Hotel, Sydney 11-09-83:
01. Outcast
02. Rock and Roll
03. Hipster
04. Born Out of Time
05. Waiting World
06. Sun God
07. I Can't Stand It Anymore
08. World's Apart
09. Crying Sun
10. This Bar
11. Rock and Roll Surgery
12. No Next Time
13. Brainwashed

Keep On Moving

Okay, it's time to get moving with some new posts. Sorry for the long delay between posts but now with having all the time in the world to blog because of isolating due to coronavirus I should be able to get something done. 

I'm not quite finished with the Japanese posts. The Boredoms in London tape is buried in a box somewhere and I haven't come across it yet and the Ruins show in Turkey needs some extra special attention which might include connecting my stereo up in a different way to get the desired results. I'll work on those over time and hopefully get everything all worked out.

In the meantime I'm gonna continue forward. 

A few months ago I got in a great collection of tapes that has some uncirculated rarities in it. I thought I might do those now but I think I'm gonna do what I originally planned and post stuff from Australia and New Zealand because I have only a small number of shows from that region. After that I'll start posting stuff from the new collection.