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

Social Distortion - Gallaxy, Fullerton 12-23-82

Here's social Distortion before their album came out playing all your favorite S.D. songs.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Mommy's Little Monster
02. Telling Them
03. Another State of Mind
04. It Wasn't A Pretty Picture
05. Lude Boy
06. Hour of Darkness
07. Under My Thumb
08. 1945
09. Playpen
10. Moral Threat
11. All the Answers

Nomads - Copenhagen Denmark 9-28-85

This is only an interview with some of the band members and songs from records played between interview segments. It's from Danish radio and is conducted in the Danish/Swedish language. Sound quality is very good.

track list [from cassette tape]
01. interview

Sunday, October 7, 2012

V.A. Schlachthof - Live 12-13-80 (Bremen Germany)

This is a live compilation tape from Bremen Germany. I got this in a CD-R trade 7 years ago and it arrived with no song titles. Each band was recorded live from the audience so the sound quality is rough but good. There's also an interview in German language at the end with some people talking about Punk Rock. I don't think any of these bands ever released more than a single or EP so it is nice to hear more from them. My favorite band here is Niveau Null.

Niveau Null ep here:
Organ Bank info here:
Niveau Null info here:
Cretins info here:
Niveau Null video here:
Niveau Null video here:
Cretins video here:
Niveau Null photo here:
Organ Bank photo here:

track list:
01. Organ Bank - Mehr Pogo
02. Organ Bank - Liebe Freunde
03. Organ Bank - title unknown
04. Organ Bank - Star Fucker
05. Organ Bank - title unknown
06. Niveau Null - title unknown
07. Niveau Null - Haut die Bullen
08. Niveau Null - title unknown
09. Niveau Null - Nazi
10. Niveau Null - title unknown
11. Niveau Null - title unknown
12. Cretins - title unknown
13. Cretins - Dachau Disco
14. Cretins - title unknown
15. Cretins - title unknown
16. Cretins - title unknown
17. Cretins - title unknown
18. Organ Bank - title unknown
19. Organ Bank - title unknown
20. Organ Bank - title unknown
21. -interview-