Saturday, December 29, 2012

Scream - Wilson Center, Washington DC 6-25-82

More D.C. Hardcore. Audience recording. Good sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Human Behavior
03. Cry Wolf
04. Fight/American Justice
05. Influenced
06. U. Suck A.
07. Stand
08. Solidarity
09. title unknown
10. New Song
11. Who Knows Who Cares

Gray Matter - King Kong's, Adelphi MD 8-21-84

D.C. Hardcore band with two former member of Iron Cross. Good sounding audience recording.

video here:
and here:

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Caffiene Blues
02. Gray Matter
03. Retrospect
04. Fill A Void
05. Oscars Eye
06. title unknown
07. Give Me A Clue
08. Phobias
09. Flash In Time
10. Crisis And Compromise

Minutemen - KPFK, Los Angeles 8-17-85

This show was recorded for the Spin Radio concert series and then syndicated for release on vinyl record to radio stations all over the USA. A full 23 song set was aired on KPFK then edited down to these 11 songs for the syndication. Sound quality is very good.

01. Badges
02. Ack Ack Ack
03. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love
04. This Ain't No Picnic
05. History Lesson (Part II)
06. Retreat
07. Corona
08. Little Man With A Gun In His Hand
09. Green River
10. The Red And The Black
11. Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bad Religion - John Peel Session 7-24-93

Radio broadcast. Excellent sound quality.

track list:
01. Recipe For Hate
02. Kerosene
03. What Can I Do
04. American Jesus

Crass - John Peel Session 3-28-79

This is from a recent radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. G's Song
02. They've Got A Bomb
03. Shaved Woman
04. Mother Earth
05. Tired

Magazine - Metropol, Berlin 10-30-80 [Rockpalast]

This was recorded off the German TV show Rockpalast. It's not the complete set but is probably as much as was broadcast. Sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Stuck
02. I'm A Party
03. The Great Beautician in the Sky
04. Permafrost
05. The Light Pours Out Of Me
06. Model Worker
07. Parade
08. Shot By Both Sides

Outcasts - Dave Fanning's Radio Show, RTE 1981

Here is one of Belfast's finest in session on Irish radio. Sound quality is very good.

track list:
01. Machine Gun
02. Hiroshima (aka Prince Of Oblivion)
03. Magnum Force
04. Beating And Screaming

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

John Cooper Clarke - Keiser Report 12-25-12

John Cooper Clarke talks about Who Stole Bongo’s Trousers.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Butthole Surfers - Anus Presley demo 1982

Here's an early demo from these Texas legends. Can anyone fill in the unknown song titles? Sound quality is very good.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. The Revenge of Anus Presley
02. Suicide
03. The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave
04. Hey
05. Eat Shit and Die
06. Matchstick

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Captain Sensible - BBC interviews 2012

Here are a couple of recent interviews with the Right Honorable Captain for your listening pleasure.

@ Radcliffe and Maconie Show, BBC 11-28-12
01. interview

@ Liz Kershaw Show, BBC 12-08-12
01. interview

PragVec - John Peel Sessions 1978-1979

Here are two of the three Peels recorded by PragVec. Both are radio broadcasts with excellent sound quality.

info here:
Discog here:
video here:

John Peel Session 8-23-78:
01. Nervous
02. Ruby
03. Stay
04. Bits

John Peel Session 1-29-79:
01. Hijack
02. Toast
03. The Follower
04. Expert

Angels One 5 - John Peel Session 7-01-81

Angels One 5 were a British Post Punk band that released only one single, in 1981, during their short existence. Their guitarist is well known for other things after Angels One 5. The singer was in a band previous to Angels One 5 called Big Hair who released one single on Fresh Records in 1980. This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

discog here:
Some info here:
and here:

track list:
01. Living For The Future
02. Cut And Dried
03. Accident In The Work Place
04. Workface

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Looking For Johnny movie project‏

Got this email yesterday.

Hi friends,

Movie: The Legend of Johnny Thunders... become Executive Producer or simply donate a few bucks to help us finish this film:

This is a unique opportunity to have at least a movie about Johnny and his music ....something else than the depressing "Born to lose"....and some help is needed..even a single dollar will be useful if you can't do more!

info here :
donations here :

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Husker Du - Live 1987

On the Minneapolis show the band play nearly every song from their then current album Warehouse; Songs And Stories. Track 14 runs off the tape so I believe they played every song but the taper forgot to turn the tape in time. It's an audience recording and the sound quality is good. Does anyone know the title of track 21? I couldn't figure it out. The Vienna show is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.

@ 1st Ave, Minneapolis 3-31-87: [from cassette tape]
01. These Important Years
02. Charity, Chastity, Prudence, And Hope
03. Standing In The Rain
04. Back From Somewhere
05. Ice Cold Ice
06. You're A Soldier
07. Could You Be The One
08. Too Much Spice
09. Friend, You've Got To Fall
10. Everytime
11. Visionary
12. She Floated Away
13. Bed Of Nails
14. Tell You Why Tomorrow
15. Flexible Flyer
16. Turn It Around
17. She's A Woman (And Now He Is A Man)
18. Up In The Air
19. You Can Live At Home
20. Books About UFOs
21. Gotta Lotta
22. Makes No Sense At All
23. Pink Turns To Blue

@ Messepalast, Vienna  6-14-87:
01. Standing In The Rain
02. Back From Somewhere
03. Ice Cold Ice
04. Could You Be The One?
05. Too Much Spice
06. Everytime
07. Friend, You've Got To Fall
08. The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
09. -interview (with German voiceover)
10. Books About UFOs
11. Hardly Getting Over It
12. Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mau Maus (USA) - Live 1983

In Los Angeles in 1976-1978 there was a band named Berlin Brats who made an appearance in the film Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke as one of the bands in the battle of the bands segment towards the end of the film. The Berlin Brats recorded a single which made it to the test pressing stage but was never officially released, apparently. However, one song from the single made in onto the Saturday Night Pogo compilation LP that was released in1978. In that same year the band changed their name to The Mau Maus and played around California until the mid 1980s. They made some recordings but only two songs were released on the Hell Comes To Your House volume 2 compilation album in 1983. They also had two songs on a Target Video release in the 1980s. Here are two short live shows. The T-Bird show was recorded from the soundboard and has very good sound quality. The Reseda show is an audience recording and has good sound quality. Psychotic is the song from the Up In Smoke film and Laugh Track was on the Target Video. The others were unreleased.

@ T-Bird Rollerdrome, Pico Rivera CA 1-22-83: [from cassette tape]
01. Doomzdaze
02. Dead Or Alive
03. Sex And A Single Sniper
04. Laugh Track
05. Psychotic
06. Family Jewels
07. War Baby

@ Country Club, Reseda CA 5-12-83:
01. Doomzdaze
02. Dead Or Alive
03. Sex And A Single Sniper
04. Laugh Track
05. Faker

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Black Flag/Saccharine Trust - O.A.P. Hall, Victoria Canada 7-01-82

Both sets were recorded through the soundboard and the sound is very good, but the BF set has some tape hiss. Subhumans and Neos also played this show. Can anyone fill in the unknown ST song titles?

flyer here:

Saccharine Trust setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. I Have...
02. Community Lie
03. Effort to Waste
04. title unknown
05. Remnants
06. title unknown
07. Success And Failure

Black Flag setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. TV Party
02. Revenge
03. American Waste
04. I've Heard It Before
05. Depression
06. Beat My Head Against The Wall
07. Nervous Breakdown
08. Jealous Again
09. I've Got To Run
10. My Rules
11. Spray Paint
12. Damaged I
13. Life Of Pain
14. No Values
15. Six Pack
16. Modern Man
17. Fix Me
18. Rise Above

Black Flag - Huset, Århus Denmark 3-01-83

This is an audience recording with good sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Now I Know
02. What Can You Believe?
03. My War
04. Slip It In
05. I've Heard It Before
06. Depression
07. Police Story
08. Jealous Again
09. Life Of Pain
10. Six Pack
11. My Rules
12. I Can't Decide
13. Beat My Head Against The Wall
14. Revenge
15. Fix Me
16. Rise Above
17. Nothing Left Inside
18. Wasted
19. Louie, Louie

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Lyon France 6-26-84

This show is a very good soundboard recording that is from the bands first reunion after splitting up in 1981. The line up here is Masters and Nicol from the original line up with new members Warren Kennedy on guitar and Tony Cranney on bass.

01. Quit This Town
02. Teenage Depression
03. The Kids Are Alright
04. 96 Tears
05. Telephone Girl
06. Time Won't Let Me
07. Been So Long
08. Do Anything You Wanna Do
09. We Want Mine
10. Why Can't It Be
11. You Better Run
12. Wooly Bully
13. Life On The Line
14. Show Me
15. Hard Drivin' Man
16. Get Out Of Denver
17. Gloria
18. Telephone Girl

D.O.A. - Live1984-1985

This Berlin show was recorded from the audience and the sound quality is good. The Bielefeld show was recorded through the soundboard and the sound quality is very good

@ KOB, Berlin Germany 3-18-84: [from cassette tape]
01. World War III
02. I Hate You
03. A Season In Hell
04. Burn It Down
05. 001 Losers' Club
06. Waiting For You
07. Singing In The Rain
08. The Enemy
09. Class War
10. Rich Bitch
11. Let's Fuck
12. Thirteen
13. War
14. America The Beautiful
15. Fucked Up Ronnie
16. Race Riot
17. Ballad Of The Green Berets
18. New Wave Sucks

@ AJZ, Bielefeld Germany 11-15-85: [from cassette tape]
01. Let's Wreck The Party
02. Class War
03. I'm Right You're Wrong
04. America The Beautiful
05. Rich Bitch
06. Dangerman
07. Race Riot
08. Burn It Down
09. Murder In Hollywood
10. The Enemy
11. This Train's Bound for Glory/Dance O' Death
12. Singin' In The Rain
13. The Prisoner
14. Liar For Hire
15. War In The East
16. War
17. Fucked Up Ronnie
18. The Kenny Blister Song
19. General Strike
20. D.O.A.
21. Takin' Care Of Business

D.O.A. - Live 1981/1983

Here are a couple more D.O.A. live shows. Both of these are audience recordings. The Philly show is from a radio broadcast. 

@ 100 Club, London 10-06-81:
01. Thirteen
02. The Enemy
03. Slumlord
04. 001 Losers' Club
05. No Way Out
06. Unknown
07. Get Out Of My Life
08. Rich Bitch
09. Let's Fuck
10. Fucked Up Ronnie
11. New Wave Sucks

@ Love Hall, Philadelphia 6-11-83:
01. New Wave Sucks
02. Burn It Down
03. Singin' In The Rain
04. I'm Right You're Wrong
05. Race Riot
06. Liar For Hire
07. Slumlord
08. War In The East
09. War
10. Let's Fuck
11. Fucked Up Ronnie
12. The Prisoner
13. That's Life

D.O.A. - Live in 1980

Here's D.O.A. live in 1980 from two different shows. The Toronto show is a soundboard recording and is good quality. The White Noise Tour ep is from a bootleg 7" but I don't know where it was recorded. It sounds like it could be a soundboard recording as well. The interesting thing about both these shows is the unreleased song What'cha Doin' (a.k.a. Chuck's New One) and the rare live version of the rare song Suiciding.

@ Toronto 1980: [from cassette tape]
01. Take a Chance
02. Pinhead Theme [re-written as Last Night]
03. Royal Police
04. Woke Up Screaming
05. The Enemy
06. What'cha Doin'
07. Let's Spend The Night Together
08. I Don't Give A Shit

White Noise Tour ep (Live 1980):
01. Want Some Bondage
02. Suiciding
03. Let's Fuck
04. Fortunate Son
05. What'cha Doin'

Government Issue - Peppermint Lounge, NYC 2-82

The line up on this shows features John Stabb, Marc Alberstadt, Brian Baker (Minor Threat), and Tom Lyle. It's a soundboard recording and the sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Teenager In A Box
02. No Way Out
03. No Rights
04. Asshole
05. Party Line
06. Hall Of Fame
07. Bored To Death
08. No Way Out
09. Lie, Cheat, & Steal
10. Hour Of One
11. Twisted Views
12. Sheer Terror

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Vipers - John Peel Session 2-27-79

These Vipers were from Dublin Ireland and only released one single in 1978 and had one song on the V.A. Room To Move 7" ep in 1980. This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

info here:

track list:
01. Playin' The Game
02. Too Rough
03. You're So Strange
04. You're On Your Own Kid

Zones - John Peel Session 9-13-78

The Zones were from Glasgow Scotland and featured 3 ex-members of the band PVC2 whose singer was Midge Ure. PVC2 split up when Midge Ure left to join the Rich Kids which featured ex-Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock. The zones released 4 singles and one LP over 1978-1979 before splitting up at the end of 1979. This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

info here:

track list:
01. Anything Goes
02. Deadly Dolls
03. The End
04. It's Only Fashion

Zeros (UK) - The Radio Fun Collection 1977-1979

Here's a collection of Zeros (UK) singles, sessions and demos collected all in one place just for the pure joy of being able to listening to all their stuff in one go. Their 1977 single is one of my favorite records ever and since they never gave us an album at least now it is possible to enjoy a bit of what could have been but never was. Sound quality is very good.

track list:
01. Hungry [single 1977]
02. Radio Fun [single 1977]
03. Hungry [John Peel Session 11-30-77]
04. Easy Way Out [John Peel Session 11-30-77]
05. Nice Girls [John Peel Session 11-30-77]
06. Solid State [John Peel Session 11-30-77]
07. Radio Fun [demo 1977]
08. What's Wrong With A Pop Group [split single 1979]
09. She Knows It [demo]
10. Romance [demo 1979]
11. Whenever [demo 1979]

Monday, December 10, 2012

Meat Puppets - Elite Club, San Francisco 9-12-81

This was recorded from the soundboard and the quality is very good. Can anyone fill in the unknown song titles?

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Up Around The Bend
02. Dolphin Field
03. title unknown
04. Litter Box
05. Out In The Gardener
06. Saturday Morning
07. title unknown
08. Reward
09. Electromud
10. title unknown
11. title unknown
12. Meat Puppets
13. Big House
14. Melons Rising
15. Love Offering
16. The Gold Mine
17. In A Car

Seven Seconds - Cathay de Grand, Hollywood 11-26-83

This shows was recorded through the soundboard and the quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Definite Choice
02. Fuck Your America
03. Skins, Brains and Guts
04. Bully
05. Not Just Boys Fun
06. Anti-Klan
07. Committed For Life
08. We're Gonna Fight
09. Color Blind
10. No Authority
11. This Is The Angry pt. 2
12. I Hate Sports (Rock version)
13. I Hate Sports (fast version)
14. Drug Control
15. Red and Black
16. Raciscm Sucks
17. 5 Years Of Lies
18. Here's Your Warning
19. If The Kids Are United
20. Trust
21. Clenched Fists, Black Eyes

Circle Jerks - CBGB, NYC 1-07-85

This show is from a radio broadcast. However, there is a bit of rumble in the recording. It sounds like the person who recorded it placed a portable cassette recorder next to the speaker. It's certainly listenable.My tape is also missing the last four songs of the show.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Making The Bombs
02. Letter Bomb
03. In Your Eyes
04. High Price On Our Heads
05. Leave Me Alone
06. Behind The Door
07. Stars And Stripes
08. I Just Want Some Skank
09. Beverly Hills
10. Operation
11. Coup d' Etat
12. Wild In The Streets
13. Killing For Jesus
14. Under The Gun
15. Junk Mail
16. instrumental
17. When The Shit Hits The Fan
18. World up my Ass
19. Deny Everything
20. Paid Vacation
21. Trapped
22. Don't Care
23. Live Fast, Die Young

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vic Godard and the Sexual Objects - Marc Riley Session 11-29-12

Here's the always excellent Vic Godard playing a recent radio session that features two new songs and two old ones. Sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. (Oh Alright) Go On Then
02. -interview-
03. -interview-
04. Nobody's Scared
05. -interview-
06. Parallel Lines
07. -dj Marc Riley
08. -interview-
09. Better Not Turn On

Buzzcocks - Drone Studio Sessions 2-13-91 to 4-24-91

Four of the songs from these sessions were released on the Alive Tonight ep. The line up is Shelley/Diggle/ Garvey/Joyce. Sound quality is very good.

info here:

01. Never Gonna Give It Up
02. Serious Crime
03. Dreaming
04. Last To Know
05. Run Away From Home
06. Tranquilizer
07. Alive Tonight
08. When Love Turns Around
09. Isolation
10. Successful Street
11. Who'll Help Me Forget
12. Why Compromise
13. Australia

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jimmy Norton's Explosion - John Peel Session 7-30-79

Today's post is another officially unreleased Peel session. This time from a sort of Punk Rock supergroup. The band featured Glen Matlock (Bass, Lead Vocals) fresh out of the Rich Kids and formerly of The Sex Pistols, Danny Kustow (Guitar, Backing Vocals) from Tom Robinson Band and Budgie (Drums) from Siouxsie & The Banshees and formerly of Spitfire Boys and Slits. Of these four songs Ambition and Just Like Lazarus were recorded by The Rich Kids in 1978 but remained unreleased until 1998 when they were released on the Burning Sounds CD, Ambition was also recorded by Iggy Pop when Glen played with him. This band changed their name in 1980 to Spectres and released two single, the first one featured a weaker version of Getting Away With Murder. Lost In A Landslide remains unreleased in any version. This is from a recent radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

Spectres info:
Spectres singles:
Rich Kids discog:

track list:
01. Just Like Lazarus
02. Getting Away With Murder
03. Lost In A Landslide
04. Ambition

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Buzzcocks - Apollo Theatre, Manchester 5-25-12

The Buzzcocks play three sets with three different line ups covering the length of their existence and included are several new songs. This show was recorded from the audience. Sound quality is very good.

set 1:
01. intro
02. What Am I Supposed To Do?
03. Totally From The Heart
04. When Love Turns Around
05. Friends
06. Unthinkable
07. Lester Sands
08. Sell You Everything
09. Wish I Never Loved You
10. People Are Strange Machines
11. The Way
12. Sound Of A Gun
13. Reconcilliation
14. Big Brother Wheels
15. Choices
16. Isolation
17. Crystal Night
18. Alive Tonight
19. Innocent
20. Sick City Sometimes

Pete Shelley - guitar / vocals
Steve Diggle - guitar / vocals
Chris Remmington - bass guitar
Danny Farrant - drums

set 2:
01. intro
02. Fast Cars
03. I Don't Mind
04. Autonomy
05. Get On Our Own
06. Fiction Romance
07. You Say You Don't Love Me
08. Sixteen Again
09. Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore
10. Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
11. Why Can't I Touch It
12. Mad Mad Judy
13. Everybody's Happy Nowadays
14. Promises
15. Love You More
16. What Do I Get?
17. Harmony In My Head
18. Ever Fallen In Love With
19. Orgasm Addict

Pete Shelley - guitar / vocals
Steve Diggle - guitar / vocals
Steve Garvey - bass guitar
John Maher - drums

set 3:
01. intro
02. Breakdown
03. Times up
04. Boredom
05. Friends Of Mine / Can't Control Myself
06. Friends Of Mine
07. I Can't Control Myself

Howard Devoto - vocals
Pete Shelley - broken starway guitar
Steve Diggle - bass guitar
John Maher - drums

The Story Of the Buzzcocks (2012)
01. BBC Documentary

Steve Diggle - Demos 1-27-81

Here are some demo songs recorded by Steve Diggle in his home studio one month before the Buzzcocks split up in 1981. These songs feature guitar, drum machine and some vocals. None of the songs are finished and only the songs Drift Away and In The Back were ever re-recorded (with a line up of Diggle/Garvey/Maher) and released (on a Flag Of Convenience album). These recordings provide insight into the songwriting process and also gets one wondering what a fourth Buzzcocks album might have sounded like in 1981 had they continued at that time.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Can You Dig It
02. Drift Away
03. In The Back
03. Dancing At Dawn
04. By My Side
05. Don't Come Back

Buzzcocks - Live 1980

The Manchester show is a radio broadcast. The Cherry Hill show is a soundboard recording. Both have very good sound quality.

@ Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester England 5-22-80
01. I Don’t Mind
02. Ever Fallen In Love
03. What Do I Get
04. Strange Thing
05. Why She’s A Girl from the Chainstore
06. What Do You Know
07. Autonomy

@ Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ 11-22-80: [from cassette tape]
01. Why She's The Girl From The Chain Store
02. What Do I Get
03. Fast Cars
04. Fiction Romance
05. Harmony In My Head
06. Everybody's Happy Nowadays
07. Lipstick
08. Ever Fallen In Love
09. Something's Gone Wrong Again
10. Airwaves Dream
11. Strange Thing
12. Noise Annoys
13. What Do You Know
14. I Believe
15. Love Battery
16. Times Up
17. Love You More
18. Oh Shit
19. Boredom

Buzzcocks - Temple Beautiful, San Francisco 12-15-79

This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. I Don't Mind
02. Autonomy
03. Ever Fallen In Love
04. Mad Mad Judy
05. Sixteen
06. Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
07. Noise Annoys
08. Love You More
09. What Do I Get?
10. Harmony In My Head
11. Everybody's Happy Nowadays
12. You Say You Don't Love Me
13. I Don't Know What To Do With My Life
14. I Believe
15. Breakdown
16. Fast Cars
17. Boredom

Quads - The Collection 1979-1980

The Quads were a  Mod/Power Pop band from Birmingham England that released 3 singles in the years 1979-1980. In 1979 they recorded a session for John Peel and in 1980 they also had two songs on the Brum Beat Live at the Barrel Organ compilation LP. Here's a nice collection of most of their output. I'm missing the b-side to the second single and the compilation tracks. Does anyone have those? Very good sound quality.

discog here:
video here:

**UPDATE - styreneboy has supplied the missing b-side and I've added it to the collection and supplied a new link.

track list:
01. There Must Be Thousands   [1st Single 1979)
02. You've Gotta Jive   [1st Single 1979)
03. There's Never Been A Night   [2nd single 1979]
04. Take It  [2nd single 1979]
05. There Must Be Thousands   [John Peel Session 8-29-79]
06. I Know You Know   [John Peel Session 8-29-79]
07. Revision Time Blues   [John Peel Session 8-29-79]
08. There's Never Been A Night   [John Peel Session 8-29-79]
09. UFO   [3rd single 1980]
10. Astronauts Journey   [3rd single 1980]
11. Feel The Need For More   [demo 1980]

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fizzbombs - Janice Long Session 6-24-87

These Fizzbombs were from Edinburgh Scotland and released two single between 1986 and 1988. They split up when two members left to join the Shop Assistants. Very nice 60s Garage sound. Radio broadcast. Excellent sound quality.

video here:
and here:
discog here:

track list:
01. Blue Summer
02. It's Not As Simple As That
03. Cherry Cherry
04. Beach Party

Zeros - John Peel Session 11-30-77

I posted this session on the old blog two years ago but that version was missing the song Solid State. Recently, the complete session started making the rounds. The Zeros were a great band it is a shame they never released more than a single and split single. A full album by them released in 1977-1978 would now be a classic of the era. Seems the band have been playing around the last few years with the original members. They have a Myspace page with additional old songs, including a demo version of Radio Fun, and some new ones plus info and photos. Radio broadcast. Very good sound.

track list:
01. Hungry
02. Easy Way Out
03. Nice Girls
04. Solid State

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Minor Threat - Rollerworks, Chatsworth California 4-02-83

There is a video of this show that was released on Flipside Video a couple of decades ago. This is a soundboard recording but it sounds like a different source than the video. It has some tape hiss but is very good sound quality.

Video here:

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Stand Up
02. Filler
03. It Follows
04. Screaming At A Wall
05. Steppin' Stone
06. Out Of Step
07. No Reason
08. 12XU
09. Little Friend
10. Guilty Of Being White
11. Betray
12. Bottled Violence
13. Think Again

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Newtown Neurotics - John Peel Session 3-07-83

Radio broadcast. Excellent sound quality.

track list:
01. Does Anyone One Know Where The March Is?
02. Life In Their Hands
03. Wake Up
04. Agony

Nostrils - Digital Album (2012)

Got this email from a band in the Ukraine yesterday. They sound pretty good so give them a listen. Their album is a free download.

"Hey guys!
I thought you might be interested in our band. We're from Ukraine, and we're playing our shitty punk songs for three years now. We've just released our second LP on our "Pathetic Records" label.
It's called "II", please, give it a listen:

Norton Records warehouse flooded in storm Sandy

 Norton Records warehouse flooded

Smokin Roadie - demo (1984)

NWOBHM band that released one single in 1983 before changing their name to Tempest. They later released an album under the band name The Now. Very good sound quality.

info here:
video here:

01. Overnight Stay
02. I'm So Sorry
03. Rock 'n' Roll Star
04. Little Dream
05. Memories
06. Why Why?
07. The End
08. Hell Fire

NWOBHM demos part 11: Damascus/Traitors Gate/Explorer/Tyrant

More very good quality stuff here.

info here:

Damascus video here:
Traitor's Gate video here:
Explorer video here:
Tyrant video here:

Damascus - demo (1984)
01. Fight Or Flight
02. Goodbye Harry
03. This Is It
04. Another Rainy Day
05. Predator

Traitors Gate - demo (1984)
01. Cheated
02. Shattered Illusion
03. Take A Chance On The Night
04. Hypnotised

Explorer - demo (1984)
01. The Flying Dutchman
02. Forgotten Warrior

Tyrant - demo (1984)
01. Haunted Dreams
02. Mirror Image

X - Jimmy's, New Orleans 9-27-81

This one is a very good soundboard recording. 

1st set: [from cassette tape]
01. It's Who You Know
02. Sex And Dying In High Society
03. In This House That I Call Home
04. Some Other Time
05. When Our Love Passed Out On The Couch
06. Los Angeles
07. Universal Corner
08. Beyond & Back
09. Real Child Of Hell
10. Nausea
11. Year 1
12. Johnny Hit And Run Paulene
13. Riding With Mary
14. How I (Learned My Lesson)
15. Sugarlight
16. Soul Kitchen

2nd set: [from cassette tape]
01. The Unheard Music
02. We're Desperate
03. Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not
04. White Girl
05. How I (Learned My Lesson)
06. Los Angeles
07. The Once Over Twice
08. Beyond & Back
09. Johnny Hit And Run Paulene
10. I'm Coming Over
11. Riding With Mary
12. Sex And Dying In High Society
13. Year 1
14. The World's A Mess; It's In My Kiss
15. Sugarlight
16. Nausea

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Prime Movers - WERS, Boston 9-30-84

Here is a very good radio broadcast of Boston's Prime Movers for all the 80s Garage freaks out there.

discography here:
video here:
and here:

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Change For The Better
02. See That Girl
03. title unknown
04. Jump Up
05. title unknown
06. Left In The Dark
07. Matter Of Time
08. All That Cryin'
09. title unknown
10. Something Called Time
11. Slow Death
12. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
13. (Come To) Where It's At
14. dj outro

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stranglers - De Maaspoort, Den Bosch Netherlands 6-15-83

This one is a radio broadcast with very good sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Nuclear Device (The Wizard Of Aus)
02. Toiler On The Sea
03. Ships That Pass In The Night
04. It's A Small World
05. No More Heroes
06. Who Wants The World?
07. Never Say Goodbye
08. Baroque Bordello
09. Golden Brown
10. Midnight Summer Dream
11. European Female
12. Tramp
13. The Raven
14. Duchess
15. London Lady
16. Down In The Sewer

Dogmatics - WERS, Boston 4-07-84 + 4-21-85

The Dogmatics were Boston's unsung heroes who existed from 1981 to 1986 in a time when Punk and underground music was basically dominated by hardcore. They went right on doing what they were doing and released two albums and a couple singles. Sadly, they came to an end when one of their members died in a motorcycle accident. Both these shows are radio broadcasts and the quality is very good.

more info here:
discography here:
video here:

@ WERS, Boston 4-07-84 [from cassette tape]
01). It's Alright
02). Good Looking Girls
03). King Size Cigarette
04). title unknown
05). Boll Weevil
06). Gimme The Shakes
07). Shithouse
08). Hardcore Rules
09). MTV O.D.
10). Pussy Whipped
11). title unknown
12). Red Hot/Whole Lotta Shakin'/Let's Have a Party
13). 20 Flight Rock
14). Sister Serena

@ WERS, Boston 4-21-85 [acoustic set] [from cassette tape]
01). Rattlin' Bog [Irish Folk song]
02). It's Late [Ricky Nelson]
03). My Little Sister's Got A Motorbike [Crazy Cavan]

Hangmen - Cleveland + Buffalo 1989

Here are two audience recordings from the Hangmen's 1989 US tour. Both have good sound but the Buffalo show has a lot of tape hiss and is not complete. On The Cleveland show that end with a nice version of the Undertones song Teenage Kicks.

@ Cleveland Ohio 9-23-89: [from cassette tape]
01. Rumble
02. Last Drive
03. Tell Me What You Want
04. Slow Death
05. Her Song
06. My Way
07. Rotten Sunday
08. Kiss From You
09. I Luv U
10. Over For You
11. Desperation Town
12. Coal Mine
13. Cry Cry Cry
14. Teenage Kicks

@ Sinbad's, Buffalo NY 10-04-89
01. Rumble
02. Last Drive
03. Tell Me What You Want
04. Slow Death
05. Her Song
06. My Way
07. Rotten Sunday
08. Kiss From You
09. I Luv U
10. Desperation Town
11. Coal Mine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vice Fashion - Berlin Punks Look Back And Laugh article

Found this recent article on Berlin Punk:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BBC docu on French Punk: Liberty, Fraternity, Anarchy - Le Punk Francais

Just found this 30 minute BBC Radio documentary about French Punk.

Very interesting and talks about some of the things that the French contributed to Punk rock that are often thought of as being English.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hangmen - Demo + Live 1987

The Hangmen are from Los Angeles and have been described a trash/sleaze rock 'n' roll band. They released many albums since 1989 and have a new one out this year. The demo has very good sound quality. The live show is a radio broadcast and has very good sound quality but comes with a lot of tape hiss.

discography here:
video here:

Demo 1987 [from cassette tape]
01. The Bomb
02. She Walks
03. Rotten Sunday
04. Coal Mine

@ KXLU, Los Angeles 6-14-87 [from cassette tape]
01. Rumble
02. Rotten Sunday
03. Dreaming a Dream
04. Kiss From You
05. My Way
06. Slow Death
07. She Walks
08. Coal Mine
09. The Bomb

VKTMS - Mabuhay, San Francisco 4-05-80

Playing all their hits and then some. Radio broadcast. Excellent sound quality.

discography here:
video here:
and here:

01. The Kids Are All Here Tonight
02. I Wanna Go With You
03. Ballad Of Pincushion Smith
04. What's A Girl To Do
05. Roma Rocket
06. No Fun
07. Close But No Cigar
08. Boys and Booze
09. Midget
10. No Long Goodbyes
11. 100% White Girl
12. Too Bad
13. I Can't Explain

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Odds - WERS, Boston 9-30-84

Here's an 80s Garage band from Boston that were in league with the Lyres. There's no information about them available on the web that I can find so can't tell you more than that. It seems they only released three songs on three different compilation albums. This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.

discography here:
video here:

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Have Love Will Travel
03. We Flip For You
04. The Bag I'm In
05. Break My Heart
06. This Generation's Got Soul
07. Love Letter To You
08. Keep My Shades On
09. It's Gone
10. I'll Make You Sorry
11. My Own Special Way
12. Uptight (Everything's Alright)
13. Cryin' Shame

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blackjacks - WERS, Boston 3-19-84

These Blackjacks were a Boston band that featured one former member of the Thrills and one former member of the Outlets. In 1985 they released one 12" ep and one LP before splitting up. This show is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.

info here:
discog here:

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. A Psycho Heart
02. The Generic NYC Woman
03. Where The Money Is
04. Pourin' It All Out
05. Even A Shark Gets Lonely
06. I'd Rather Be Out With the Boys
07. Posession
08. Demon Lover
09. Baby's In The Bottle
10. (That's Why I Always) Dress In Black
11. Dreaming Of Saturday Again
12. Junk Train

Cocteau Twins - Les Bains Douches, Paris 11-09-83

Post-Punk sounds. This show is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. When Mama Was Moth
02. The Tinderbox (Of A Heart)
03. In Our Angelhood
04. From the Flagstones
05. My Love Paramour
06. Sugar Hiccup
07. Hitherto
08. Musette And Drums
09. Song To The Siren

March - Demo rough mixes

Here's a Post-Punk I know nothing about and can't find any info on the webs about. Does anyone know anything about them? These three songs are at the end of a tape.Sound quality is very good.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. No Heaven
02. Every Night
03. Blood Vow

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Platzangst - Krawall 2000, Hamburg 8-06-84

Platzangst were my favorite German band in the early 1980s. They existed from 1979 until 1985. In 1983 they had two songs on the Waterkant Hits compilation LP of bands from Hamburg Germany and this was their only official vinyl release. They recorded a demo in 1984 and also had songs on several compilation tapes. In 1985 they changed their name to Public Enemy 23 and released a 6 song 12" ep before splitting up in 1986. This live show was recorded from the audience and the sound quality is good.

demo here:
some info here:

@ Krawall 2000, Hamburg 8-06-84: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. An der Waterkant
03. title unknown
04. Vier Kugeln zuviel
05. der Junge von den Docks
06. Meister Klaus und sein Lehrling
07. It's A Light
08. title unknown
09. Baby Balla
10. Vollsuff fur alle
11. Ein neuer Tag
12. title unknown
13. An der Waterkant
14. title unknown

Readymades - Live 1979

Readymades were a Power Pop/New Wave band from San Francisco whose singer was the original bass player for the Avengers. In 1977 they released a three song 7" ep and in 1980 they released a four song 12" ep before splitting up. The Oakland show is a soundboard recording and the San Francisco show is a radio broadcast. Both have excellent sound quality.

Some info here:

@ Oakland Auditorium, Oakland 4-20-79
01. Instrumental
02. Edge City
03. Hurry Up And Go
04. Trying To Grow Up
05. After The Earthquake
06. Anything Like Your Love
07. Penny
08. The Kids Are Alright
 09. Tin Pan Alley
10. Electric Toys
11. Spy
12. The Wanderer
13. Supergirl
14. You Can't Live Without The USA

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 12-08-79
01. Get Tense
02. Silly Sally
03. Tin Pan Alley
04. Starting
05. Your Love
06. The Kids Are Alright
07. Lolita
08. Baby, Baby
09. Hollywood Honey
10. Heritics Theme
11. The Right Stuff
12. Love Hurts
13. 415 Music

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wayne Kramer's Air-Raid - NYC + Milwaukee 1982

You should know Wayne Kramer as one of the masterminds behind Detroit's legendary MC5. You also might know that in 1980 he was in a band called Gang War with Johnny Thunders. After that band split he formed Air-Raid. They wrote some original songs and played a handful of MC5 classics mixed with a few other covers. The original songs sound like MC5 gone Power Pop. These are both audience recordings with good sound quality. The Milwaukee show is not complete but it's all I got.

info here:
flyer here:

@ RT Firefly, NYC 5-15-82 [from cassette tape]
01. Looking At You
02. Show Off
03. Hotel
04. The Harder They Come
05. I Need Your Love
06. Ramblin' Rose
07. It's Only Money
08. title unknown
09. High School
10. Stop In The Name Of Love
11. title unknown
12. Kick Out The Jams
13. title unknown
14. Back In The USA
15. Medley: Tutti Frutti/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On/Tutti Frutti
16. Walking The Dog

@ Starship Club, Milwaukee 4-23-82 [from cassette tape]
01. Looking At You
02. Show Off
03. Hotel
04. The Harder They Come
05. I Need Your Love
06. Ramblin' Rose

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Misfits - Uncle Floyd 1980 + Passaic 1981

Just in time for Halloween, here is two from everyone's favorite horror Punk band. This is the audio from their appearance on the Uncle Floyd Show and was recorded off the television speaker. The Passaic show was recorded through the soundboard and has very good sound quality.

@ Uncle Floyd Show 10-31-80 [from cassette tape]
01. Halloween
02. interview
03. Vampira

@ Hitsville, Passaic NJ 12-25-81 [from cassette tape]
01. Halloween
02. 20 Eyes
03. I Turned Into A Martian
04. Horror Business
05. Vampira
06. Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?
07. London Dungeon
08. Attitude
09. Teenagers From Mars
10. Night of the Living Dead
11. All Hell Breaks Loose
12. Hate Breeders
13. Bullet

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Peel 1977 + Brighton 1978

Here's the second Peel session the Hot Rods recorded plus an energetic live set by our favorite Pub Punkers playing all the songs we know and love. The session is a radio broadcast and has very good sound quality. The Brighton show is an audience recording with good sound quality.

Peel Session 10-10-77:
01. Life On The Line
02. What's Really Going On
03. Telephone Girl
04. Beginning Of The End

@ Top Rank, Brighton 3-15-78:
01. Money (That's What I Want)
02. Telephone Girl
03. 96 Tears
04. What's Really Going On
05. Quit This Town
06. I Might Be Lying
07. Schoolgirl Love
08. Life On The Line
09. Why Can't It Be
10. The Kids Are Alright
11. Do Anything You Wanna Do
12. Ignore Them
13. Beginning Of The End
14. Get Out Of Denver

Monday, October 15, 2012

D Generation - Khyber Pass, Philadelphia 6-11-94

Here's an audience recording by Jessie Malin and the boys. Good sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Frankie
02. Stealin' Time
03. No Way Out
04. Feel Like Suicide
05. Sins Of America
06. Vampire Nation
07. Degenerated

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vitamin - Demo + Live 1981

Vitamin were from Boston and were around from 1980 to 1983. While Boston in that time period is now legendary for straight-edge hardcore, Vitamin were from the other side of town. They have been described as Aggro - Avant Garde Rock. Their quirky sound includes elements of Rock, Pop, Punk and No-Wave. Their only official release was one song on the A Wicked Good Time volume 2 compilation LP in 1981. In 1982 there were some line-up changes as well as a move to a harder and faster style. In the early 1990s guitarist/singer Jason Shapiro was a member of the Los Angeles band Celebrity Skin with former Germs drummer Don Bolles and is currently playing guitar in Red Kross. The sound quality on the demo is excellent. The Underground show is a soundboard recording and has very good sound quality. The Rat show was recorded from the audience and has good sound quality. Permission to upload these recordings has been granted by the surviving band members.

Video here -
Some info here:
and here:
Compilation here:
Celebrity Skin video:

Polytrax demo 1981: [from cassette tape]
01. Sarah's Braid
02. Black Sheep (original mix)
03. Sinner
04. French Fries

@ Underground, Boston 1981 [from cassette tape]
01. Psycho Analyzer
02. Bug Spray
03. Sinner
04. Jumping Jack
05. Sidewalk Slip
06. French Fries
07. Black Sheep
08. Mousetrap
09. Sarah's Braid

@ Rat, Boston 7-81 [from cassette tape]
Set 1:
01. Sarah's Braid
02. Bug Spray
03. Mouse Trap
04. Mommy
05. Sinner
06. French Fries
07. Bag Man
08. Sidewalk Slip
09. Jumping Jack
10. Black Sheep

Set 2:
11. Jumping Jack
12. Sinner
13. Bug Spray
14. Mouse Trap
15. Mommy
16. Psycho Analyzer
17. French Fries
18. Sidewalk Slip
19. Bag Man