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Friday, December 31, 2010

Rolling Stone magazine; Issue 153; January 31, 1973

Here is another issue of Rolling Stone magazine. There isn't much I think would be of interest to Punk Rockers except a Iggy & The Stooges gig review but I scanned a few things I thought might interest some people.

In this issue:
-Death of Bobby Darin article
-Death of Tex Ritter article
-Brownsville Station article
-Alice Cooper article
-Iggy & The Stooges NYC 12-31-73 gig review

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Damneddeadsham band - Claredon Hotel, London 10-06-81

What do Dead Boys, Damned and Sham 69 have in common besides being Punk bands? A member from each of those bands got together in 1981 and formed Lords Of The New Church. However, while they were in there embryonic phase they played this gig as the Damneddeadsham band playing songs from each of their former bands plus a few cover. It's recorded from the audience and is a rough recording but I don't think you'll hear Brian James play Sonic Reducer or Stiv Bators sing Borstal Breakout anywhere else.

01. intro
02. Sonic Reducer [Dead Boys]
03. Borstal Breakout [Sham 69]
04. Neat Neat Neat [Damned]
05. Get It On [T-Rex]
06. Sick of Being Sick [Damned]
07. I Had Too Much To Dream [Electric Prunes]
08. Pills [Bo Diddley]
09. Ain't Nothing To Do [Dead Boys]
10. New Rose [Damned]
11. If The Kids Are United [Sham 69]
12. Sonic Reducer [Dead Boys]

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rolling Stone magazine; Issue 259; February 23, 1978

Here is an old issue of Rolling Stone magazine from early 1978. I've only scanned the stuff in it that will be of interest to Punk Rockers.

In this issue:
-Jam article
-Punk Comes Out Of The Closets article
-Random Notes [w/Ramones/Stranglers/Glen Matlock]
-Sex Pistols In Texas article [three pages with photos]
-Sex Pistols album review
-Jam album review

Crabs - Vortex, Peel, singles 1978-1979

In 1979-1980 I bought the album Farewell To The Roxy and listened to it endlessly. I thought every song on it was great but my favorite one was the Crabs Lullabies Lie. In those years it was nearly impossible to find out any info on those smaller bands that seemed to only release one song on some comp LP or maybe a single before disappearing into obscurity. As far as I knew the Crabs never released anything else. At about the same time period I bought the Fulham Furies single. I thought it wan an okay Punk single but nothing outstanding. I never knew until the 1990s that this band was in fact the Crabs. Sometime in the last 10 years the Vortex show and Peel Session began to make the rounds of the trade circles and it was quite a joy to get a hold of these  in order to finally be able to hear more music by The Crabs. Also, some websites finally started to write about and supply loads of information of the Crabs history. In 1978 they signed to Lightning Records and were supposed to release an ep with the songs Victim, Blue Unction and Save My Skin. No record has ever surfaced so it is believed that it was never released. The band split up in July 1978 and the lead guitarist Ronnie "Rocker" Newson and drummer Ricci Titcombe joined Zorro. Zorro was considered a part of the emerging New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene and released one ep in 1979. Two of the songs on the ep sound more in league with The Crabs than any Heavy Metal sound. On the Vortex gig The Crabs played with Sham 69, Jerks and Mirrors. The Jerks recording from this show is officially released on their We Hate You CD and there is a tape of the Sham 69 set floating around.

Crabs website here:
info here:
Zorro info here:

Crabs - Vortex, London  1-03-78
01). Hawaii 5-0 + Dull Kid
02). Blue Unction
03). All Day & All Of The Night [Kinks]
04). Don’t Want Your Love
05). For Us
06). Under Pressure
07). Save My Skin
08). Victim
09). Wartime Memories
10). Lullabies Lie
11). You Really Got Me [Kinks]

Crabs - John Peel Session 5-03-78
01). Under Pressure
02). Victim
03). Don’t Want Your Love
04). Lullabies Lie

Fulham Furies - Single (1978)
01). These Boots Are Made For Walking
02). Under Pressure

Zorro - 'Arrods Don't Sell 'em ep (1979)
01). Arrods Don't Sell 'Em
02). Soldier Boy
03). Starfight

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Adam & The Ants - demos, part 3; 1978 continued

Here's the last of the 1978 demos. All these songs have been released in one version or another. Some of these versions are on the Antbox CD released in 2000.

Dirk Wears White Sox LP here:

London Basing Street Demos 8-26-78
01. Young Parisians
02. Young Parisians
03. Young Parisians
04. Lady
05. B-Side Baby
06. It Doesn't Matter
07. Zerox
08. Cleopatra
09. Red Scab

RAK Studios 11-14-78
01. Kick

Croydon Demos 12-10-78
01. Day I Met God
02. Boil In The Bag Man
03. Christian D'Or
04. Song For Ruth Ellis
05. Family Of Noise

Adam & The Ants - demos, part 2; 1978

Here's more demos from 1978. Different version of most of these songs have been released but there are some unreleased songs here. I think most of these versions are better than what has been released.

more info here:

Adam & Dave Demos 4-78
01. Young Parisians
02. Il Duce
03. Punk In The Supermarket

Virtual Earth Studios 5-15-78
01. Young Parisians
02. Lady
03. Catch A Falling Star

Decca Demos 8-78
01. Whip In My Valise
02. Bathroom Function
03. Never Trust A Man With Egg On His Face
04. Rubber People
05. Catholic Day
06. Fall In
07. Juanito The Bandito
08. (You're So) Physical
09. Friends

Monday, December 27, 2010

Adam & The Ants - demos, part 1; 1977

Adam & The Ants formed in 1977 but only release their first single in 1978. In 1977 they recorded some excellent demos which mostly remain unreleased to this day. A few of these songs ended up being re-recorded for b-sides in the early 1980s. Quality is great on both these demos.

Adam & The Ants diary here:

Chapples Studio 7-14-77
01. Plastic Surgery
02. Beat My Guest
03. Deutscher Girls
04. Dirk Wears White Sox
05. Fat Fun
06. Hampstead
07. It Doesn't Matter
08. Puerto Rican

Camden Studio 9-28-77
01. Mice In Freefall

999 - Vortex '77, Peel '78 + OGWT '78

By request here's some 999. On the Vortex show 999 played with Art Attacks, Now and The Flies. It was recorded from the audience so sound quality is not perfect but is listenable. The quality on the Peel and OGWT are very good.

999 interview here:
Vortex gigography here:

@ Vortex, London 8-30-77
01. Nasty Nasty
02. Pick It Up
03. Hit Me
04. Quite Disappointing
05. Tell Me Something Nice
06. My Street Stinks
07. Emergency
08. I'm Alive
09. No Pity
10. Chicane Destination
11. My Street Stinks
12. Nobody Knows
13. Nasty Nasty
14. I'm Alive

John Peel Session 10-25-78
01. Subterfuge
02. Homicide
03. Soldier
04. Let's Face It

Old Grey Whistle Test  11-78
01. Homicide
02. Let's Face It

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sadistic Exploits 'zine (Philadelphia)

Here's two issues of the one sheet 'zine that the band Sadistic Exploits used to give out at gigs. Both issues are from 1984.

Issue #7  has band statements, lyrics and artwork
Issue  #8 has band statements, lyrics, art, letters and quotes

Alternative 'zine #4 1981 (Philadelphia)

Here is issue #4 of the Alternative fanzine from Philadelphia. Even though it says December 1984 on the cover this issue is actually from December 1981. This zine was put together by members of the bands Decontrol and Autistic Behavior plus a couple friends. In this issue are articles on Sadistic Exploits, Decontrol, the 1981 Philly Punk Fests, scene news and reviews. 6 Pages.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sham 69 - Live shows 1979 + 1980

In 1979, after much visa problems, Sham 69 finally played two shows in the USA, one in New York and the other in Los Angeles.  Here is the New York show as recorded from the audience by the legendary Donnie The Punk. It's rough on quality and the right channel drops out half way through but it sounds like it was a great gig and well anticipated. The Stockholm show is from a Swedish Radio broadcast that was recorded not too long before the split up and is great quality.

Sham interview here:

@ Hurrahs, NYC 12-05-79 [from cassette tape]
01. What Have We Got
02. Voices
03. Tell Us The Truth
04. Money
05. Angels With Dirty Faces
06. Joey's On The Street Again
07. Give A Dog A Bone
08. Borstal Breakout
09. You're A Better Man Than I
10. Questions & Answers
11. That's Life
12. Hersham Boys
13. White Riot
14. If The Kids Are United
15. Borstal Breakout
16. If The Kids Are United

@ Radio 4, Stockholm 8-04-80 [from cassette tape]
01. Red London
02. Tell Us The Truth
03. Questions & Answers
04. Joey's On The Street Again
05. Borstal Breakout
06. Voices
07. Give A Dog A Bone
08. Hersham Boys
09. That's Life
10. You're a Better Man Than I
11. Money
12. Lost On Highway 46
13. Day Tripper
14. Poor Cow
15. White Riot
16. Angels With Dirty Faces
17. Stockholm Kids Are Innocent
18. They Don't Understand
19. If The Kids Are United

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Killjoys - Raw session, Rehearsal, Peel Sessions 1977-1978

The Killjoys were from Birmingham England and in 1977 released a classic Punk single on Raw Records. Only one other song was officially released before they split up in mid-1978. They existed for a little over a year. In that time they also managed to record two John Peel Sessions. The Raw Records session here is the one the single came from but I think these are different mixes and there is talking between songs by the engineer and the band. The rehearsal tape gives us a few extra songs that haven't been heard much before.

Raw Records session 1977 [from cassette tape]
01. Recognition
02. At Night
03. Johnny Won't Get To Heaven
04. Naive

Rehearsal 1977
01. Recognition
02. Smoke Your Own
03. Going All The Way
04. At Night
05. Recognition (2)
06. Back To Front (intro)
07. Back To Front
08. It's All Your Fault
09. Is That What She Said

John Peel Session 10-18-77 [from cassette tape]
01. Recognition
02. At Night
03. Back To Front
04. Naive

John Peel Session 2-13-78 [from cassette tape]
01 All The Way
02 Smoke Your Own
03 Spit On Me
04 Ghislaine

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Damned - Captain's demos + Strawberries demos

 More Damned demos by request. This time we have some of the Captain's demos from the years c.1978 to 1982 - Machine Gun Etiquette to Strawberries. There are a few interesting unreleased tracks and some untitled instrumentals that don't seem to have been used for anything. The quality is good on everything.

Captain's demos volume 1
01. Smash It Up pt1
02. Smash It Up pt2 (Sensible vocals)
03. Smash It Up pt3
05. Smash It Up (different lyrics - Sensible vocals)
06. Just Can't Be Happy Today
07. Lively Arts (Sensible vocals)
08. Curtain Call (instrumental)
09. History of The World (instrumental)
10. Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde (Sensible vocals)
11. Lovely Money (Sensible vocals)
12. Ignite (Vanian's vocal session)
13. I Think I'm Wonderful
14. Gun Fury (Sensible vocals)
15. untitled
16. 'Those Crazy Guys'
17. Life Goes On
19. Dozen Girls (instrumental)
20. untitled
21. untitled

Strawberries demos (1981)
01. Bad Time For Bonzo
02. instrumental (demo 1)
03. instrumental (demo 2)
04. instrumental
05. Where Have All The Adventures Gone
06. The Dog
07. Dozen Girls (demo #2)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stranglers - Demos + Live 1974-1978

By request here are some Stranglers demos, and I've topped the post off with an early 1977 live show. Three songs - Wasted, Strange Little Girl, My Young Dreams (different recording than what's here) from the 1974 demo have been officially released on the The Early Years 74-75-76 Rare Live & Unreleased CD so I didn't include them here. Hans Wärmling also plays guitar on these songs. The quality of all the demos is very good. The live show was recorded from the audience and is a bit raw but listenable.

More info here:
Strangles fanzine here:

1974 Demo
01. Charlie Boy
02. Chinatown
03. My Young Dreams
04. Shut Up

Foel Studio Demos, Wales 3-76
01. Peaches
02. Down In The Sewer
03. Bitching
04. Tomorrow Was The Hereafter (unreleased version)

1977 No More Heroes Demo
01. No More Heroes (Instrumental)

1978 Black And White Demo
01. Tank

@ Rock Garden, Middlesbrough 2-24-77
01. Grip
02. Sometimes
03. Bitching
04. School Mam
05. Peasant In The Big Shitty
06. Straighten Out
07. Hanging Around
08. Ugly
09. London Lady
10. Down In The Sewer
11. Something Better Change
12. Go Buddy Go (interrupted)
13. Go Buddy Go

Monday, December 20, 2010

Avengers - Live shows pt.4 - 1979

At the end of 1978 original Avengers guitarist left and was replaced by Brad Kent from Vancouver Canada who had been a past member of D.O.A. and a couple other bands.  On all these shows they are playing new songs co-written with Brad Kent. On the Geary Temple show the play the rare song Lonely Girl plus a Velvet Underground cover. The Geary and Mab shows are both audience recordings so the quality is a little rough but still listenable. The Old Waldorf show is a radio broadcast and tracks 3 to 11 have been officially released on the The American In Me CD so you should buy it for the superior sound quality. The sound quality here is good.

Brad Kent interview here:

@ Geary Temple, San Francisco 3-24-79 [from cassette tape]
01. Release Me
02. The American In Me
03. Lonely Girl [Steve Jones/Avengers]
04. Zero Hour
05. Corpus Christie
06. Cheap Tragedies
07. White Nigger
08. Uh Oh
09. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
10. I Believe In Me
11. Beginning To See The Light [Velvet Underground]
12. Car Crash

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 5-23-79 [from cassette tape]
01. Corpus Christie
02. The American In Me
03. Cheap Tragedies
04. Uh Oh
05. Zero Hour
06. Release Me
07. Misery (Finger On The Trigger)
08. White Nigger
09. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
10. I Believe In Me
11. We Are The One

@ Old Waldorf, San Francisco 6-13-79 [from cassette tape]
01. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
02. White Nigger
03. Cheap Tragedies
04. Zero Hour
05. Uh Oh
06. Corpus Christi
07. Release Me
08. The Misery (Finger On The Trigger)
09. Time To Die
10. The American In Me

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Avengers - Live shows pt.3 - 1978 (continued)

Here's three more Avengers shows from 1978. I only have these two songs from this Mab show and have never been able to track down the complete show. The Whiskey show is a little special because it has the rare songs Night Ride and Flames Of Evil plus an Eddie Cochran cover and also an extended jam on I Want In. The song Flames of Evil is the same music as the song on the Died For Your Sins CD titled Something's Wrong but with different lyrics. The Aito's show is also special because of some rare songs. On October 23, 1978 The Avengers were in the studio recording 4 songs with former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Out of that collaboration The Avengers added two Steve Jones songs to their set - Second To None (recorded by The Professionals as 1,2,3) and Lonely Girl (recorded by Steve Jones and Paul Cook as Lonely Boy for The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle soundtrack). And, there is also the mystery track Promised Land. All three shows were recorded from the audience but the sound is good on all of them.

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 6-04-78 [from cassette tape]
01. No Martyr
02. We Are The One

@ Whiskey, Hollywood 8-04-78 (2nd Set) [from cassette tape]
01. We Are The One
02. Night Ride
03. Flames Of Evil
04. Desperation
05. I Want In
06. Money [Barrett Strong]
07. Uh Oh
08. Thin White Line
09. The American In Me
10. White Nigger
11. Open Your Eyes
12. I Believe In Me
13. C'mon Everybody [Eddie Cochran]
14. Car Crash

@ Aito's, Berkeley CA 10-27-78 [from cassette tape]
01. The American In Me
02. Open Your Eyes
03. Uh Oh
04. No Martyr
05. Lonely Girl [Steve Jones/Avengers]
06. Thin White Line
07. Promised Land
08. End Of The World
09. White Nigger
10. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
11. I Believe In Me
12. C'mon Everybody [Eddie Cochran]
13. Car Crash

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Avengers - Live shows pt.2 - 1978

 Four live Avengers shows here from the first half of 1978. All songs here have seen the light of day on various records and CDs apart from the cover of The Who's Substitute and a mystery song called Run. At the Winterland show they opened for The Sex Pistols and is a radio broadcast. The other three shows are audience recordings and are all good quality. The date or the venue on the fourth show is incorrect as it doesn't match with the Avengers gigography:
But I'll list it as I received it.

The Winterland show can be listened to here in top quality with the complete last track:

@ Winterland, San Francisco 1-14-78
01. The American In Me
02. Desperation
03. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]
04. Friends Of Mine
05. Open Your Eyes
06. No Martyr
07. Teenage Rebel
08. Crazy Homicide
09. End Of The World
10. Summer Of Hate
11. We Are The One
12. I Believe In Me
13. Car Crash (cut)

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 2-26-78 [from cassette tape]
01. Teenage Rebel
02. Open Your Eyes
03. No Martyr
04. Friends Of Mine
05. White Nigger
06. Desperation
07. End Of The World
08. The American In Me
09. Substitute [The Who]
10. We Are The One
11. I Believe In Me
12. Jokers Wild [Ventures]
13. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]
14. Car Crash
15. Crazy Homicide

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 4-28-78 [from cassette tape]
01. The American In Me
02. Open Your Eyes
03. No Martyr
04. Friends Of Mine
05. Thin White Line
06. Desperation
07. The Good The Bad The Kowalskis
08. White Nigger
09. Teenage Rebel
10. We Are The One
11. I Believe In Me
12. Run
13. Car Crash

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 5-14-78 [from cassette tape]
01. Thin White Rope
02. Money [Barrett Strong]
03. White Nigger
04. Open Your Eyes
05. No Martyr
06. The Good The Bad And The Kowalskis
07. The American In Me
08. Teenage Rebel
09. Desperation
10. We Are The One
11. Car Crash
12. Joker's Wild [Ventures]
13. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]

Friday, December 17, 2010

Avengers - Live shows pt.1 - 1977

Here's the Avengers recorded live at the end of 1977 on a show opening for Talking Heads. The Liars were the other opening band. This is recorded from the audience but the sound is very good.

Avengers gigography here:
James Wilsey interview here:

@ Keystone, Palo Alto CA 12-10-77
01. Desperation
02. We Are The One
03. I Believe In Me (on Died For Your Sins CD)
04. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bags - Live Shows 1978-1979

The Bags from Los Angeles were around from 1977 to 1981 and in that time only released a single in 1978 on Dangerhouse Records and had one song on a Dangerhouse compilation LP besides making an appearance in the film The Decline Of Western Civilization in 1980. Until the All Bagged Up album was released in 2007 all the bags we had to listen to, besides the single, was just a couple of live tapes that made the rounds. The Masque show is the only complete set ever in circulation and it was recorded from the audience so the quality is rough but listenable especially for the unreleased songs. The Hong Kong Cafe show is much better in quality and a good listen but still recorded from the audience. The Troubadour show is off of a video and is rough also but still fun to listen to.

@ Troubadour, Hollywood 2-05-78
01. Violent Girl
02. TV Dinner
03. We Will Bury You
04. Happy Song
05. Chainsaw
06. Animal Call
07. Survive

@ Masque, Hollywood 12-31-78 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Violent Girl
03. Myths
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. Babylonian Gorgon
08. We Don't Need The English
09. title unknown
10. title unknown
11. title unknown + Chainsaw
12. Sanyo Theme [on Disco's Dead ep]
13. TV Dinner
14. Survive
15. We Will Bury You
16. title unknown

@ Hong Kong Cafe, LA 8-14-79 [from cassette tape]
01. White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane]
02. Babylonian Gorgon
03. Why Tomorrow [on Disco's Dead ep]
04. Good Guys (Don't Wear White) [Standels]
05. Why Tomorrow
06. In Love With Romance
07. Babylonian Gorgon

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

UK Subs - Facade, Goteborg Sweden 12-01-81 + Mudd Club, Goteborg Sweden 7-22-83

 UK Subs in Sweden by request. Both shows were recorded in Gothenburg. Both shows were recorded from the audience but are still very listenable. The Mudd Club show has Captain Scarlet on guitar.

@ Facade, Goteborg Sweden 12-01-81 [from cassette tape]
01. C.I.D.
02. I Couldn't Be You
03. I Live In A Car
04. Tomorrow's Girls
05. Endangered Species
06. Countdown
07. Brand New Age
08. Crash Course
09. Left For Dead
10. Rockers
11. All I Wanna Know
12. Warhead
13. Public Servant
14. Party In Paris
15. Emotional Blackmail
16. Kicks
17. Stranglehold

Mudd Club, Goteborg Sweden 7-22-83 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Still Life
03. Veronique
04. Limo Life
05. Flood Of Lies
06. Warhead
07. In The Wild
08. Another Typical City
09. DB's
10. Crash Course
11. After The War
12. C.I.D.
13. Party In Paris
14. Stranglehold

Stranglers - Meninblack demo 1981 + Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ 4-11-81

By request here's more Stranglers. The demos are good sound quality though there is a  bit of tape hiss. The live show is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is great.

Meninblack demo 1981
01. Second Coming
02. Two Sunspots
03. Four Horsemen
04. Thrown Away
05. Manna Machine
06. Who Wants The World

@ Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ 4-11-81
01. Waltzinblack
02. Threatened
03. The Raven
04. Toiler on the Sea
05. Just Like Nothing On Earth + Thrown Away
06. Who Wants the World
07. Second Coming
08. Meninblack
09. Shah Shah A Go Go
10. Hallow To Our Men
11. Tank
12. Nuclear Device
13. Genetix

Eddie & The Hotrods - Rehearsal 1977 + Antonio's, Pittsburgh 11-21-77

Here's more Eddie & The Hotrods. The rehearsal features the original line up and all these songs ended up on their first album. The quality is good but there is a lot of tape hiss. The Pittsburgh show was recorded on their first U.S. Tour and has Graeme Douglas in the line up. It was recorded from the audience and is a bit rough but sounds like it was a great show.

Rehearsal 1977
01. Show Me
02. Been So Long
03. Shake [Sam Cooke]
04. On The Run
05. Teenage Depression

@ Antonio's, Pittsburgh 11-21-77
01. Teenage Depression
02. The Kids Are Alright
03. Telephone Girl
04. Quit This Town
05. Life On The Line
06. Why Can't It Be
07. Do Anything You Wanna Do
08. Ignore Them
09. On The Run
10. Beginning Of The End

Damned - Woods Centre, Plymouth 6-22-77 + Black Album demos 1980

Here's more Damned stuff by request. The live show is an audience recording but is quite good sound quality. Some of the demos are demos but I think a couple songs are from the album but maybe different mixes. Good quality, also.

@ Woods Centre, Plymouth 6-22-77
01. I Feel Alright [Stooges]
02. Born To Kill
03. Fan Club
04. Neat Neat Neat
05. Stretcher Case
06. Help [Beatles]
07. New Rose
08. Stab Your Back
09. So Messed Up

Black Album demos 1980
01. Lively Arts
02. Dr Jeckyl & Mr Hyde.
03. Sick Of This & That
04. History Of The World Part 1 (instrumental)
05. Curtain Call
06. Rabid Over You (demo 1)
07. Rabid Over You (demo 2)

Blondie - Old Waldorf, San Francisco 9-21-77

Here's a nice Blondie radio broadcast from before they went disco on us. The most incredible thing about this show is the cover songs they play at the end especially the Runaways song. You've never heard Blondie rock so hard before. The quality is great.

01. X-Offender
02. Youth Nabbed As Sniper
03. Fan Mail
04. Cautious Lip
05. I'm On E
06. Detroit 442
07. I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No
08. Bermuda Trianle Blues (Flight 45)
09. (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
10. Contact In Red Square
11. A Shark In Jet's Clothing
12. In The Sun
13. Heart Full Of Soul [Yardbirds]
14. I Love Playing With Fire [Runaways]
15. Moonlight Drive [Doors]

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Curvettes - Demo (2003)

Here's a relatively recent band who were from New York City. Musically they fit in with Devil Dogs and New Bomb Turks. I have no info on them and only know of them because a friend who auditioned for them after the drummer on this demo left was given this demo to listen to. Doesn't seem they ever settled on a new drummer and ultimately disappeared from the face of the earth leaving only this demo behind. It's a great one though.

track list:
01. You're a Drag
02. Revenge Fantasies
03. Girls On Drugs
04. Barbie Don't Have Bruises
05. Futurama
06. Seizure On Christmas
07. Trauma Center

Friday, December 10, 2010

V.A. Christmas songs

Here's a little fun post for the season. I think most of these are less obvious choices and run the range from 1950s to 2000s so there is a nice variety of styles.

01. Alan Milman Sect - Punk Rock Xmas
02. Bad News - Cashing In On Christmas
03. Curvettes - Seizure On Christmas
04. Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
05. Diaboliks - Santa's Sack
06. Dogmatics - Xmas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)
07. Gigantor - Feed The World
08. Jet Boys - Merry Christmas, Fuck You
09. Lilian Briggs - Rock N' Roll Polly Santa Claus
10. Marlene Paul - I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis
11. Motherfucker 666 - High For Christmas
12. Ramonas - Santa's Got a GTO
13. Shane MacGowen & the Popes - Christmas Lullaby
14. Sonics - The Village Idiot (Jingle Bells)
15. UK Subs - Hey Santa
16. Ventures - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
17. Yellowman - African Christmas
18. Yobs - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
19. Yobs - Gloria
20. Zombina & The Skeletones - Transylvanian Xmas

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Misanthropic Charity - De Space, Rotterdam Holland 5-20-89

Misanthropic Charity were from Copenhagen Denmark and existed from 1985 until 1989. The band featured Bibbi on vocals and Michael on drums who both had previously been members of Electric Deads. Anders, formerly of Enola Gay, was on guitar and Lars played the bass. In 1986 they recorded and released their one and only LP. After the LP was released Michael left the band and was replaced by Ant (aka Juris) who was the mastermind behind and singer of President Fetch. In 1988 they recorded two new songs which were released on a compilation LP in France (I forget the name of it). In May 1989 they did a tour of Holland with another Danish band, Happy Harriet & The Fallen Men. This live show was recorded during that tour. Most of the songs here were new at the time and because they broke up after this tour they were never recorded in the studio. This is a soundboard recording so the quality is very good.

01. The Price
02. Waking Up
03. New Day
04. Happy Life
05. My Flag
06. Hard To Find
07. What Do You Know
08. At The CJ
09. Dreams
10. Zinc
11. I Can't Wait
12. Rebel Rouser [Sweet]
13. When It Hurts

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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 [Rolling Stones]
08. I Don't Give A Shit

White Noise Tour ep (Live 1980)
01. Want Some Bondage
02. Suiciding
03. Let's Fuck [Chris Montez; re-written by D.O.A.]
04. Fortunate Son [Creedence Clearwater Revival]
05. What'cha Doin'