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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Big Chief - John Peel Session 10-20-91

Big Chief were from Ann Arbor Michigan and were around from 1989 to 1996. Their singer had previously been famous as a member of The Necros from Maumee Ohio. The band got lumped in with the Grunge thing but were so much more interesting than that. They released three excellent CDs and also recorded this Peel Session complete with a Black Flag cover song.

more info here:

track list:
01. Destination Poon
02. Six Pack [Black Flag]
03. Bong Wrench
04. Into The Void

Monday, November 29, 2010

UXA - Part 2 [Live shows 1978-1984]

Here are a few live UXA shows plus a De De Troit demo for immediate consumption. Some of these shows have unreleased songs on them - almost enough for a second album - plus a couple choice covers.

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 3-20-78 [Miner's Benefit show]
01. Market Of Souls
02. Visitors
03. UXA
04. I Don't Lose Sleep [on Miner's benefit CD]
05. Hand In Glove
06. Tragedies

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 5-11-78
01. Death From Above

@ Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles CA 1979
01). Paranoia Is Freedom
02). Non-Fiction
03). I Don't Lose Sleep
04). You Saw Me
05). Death From Above
06). Hand In Glove
07). Sister Godfrieda
08). Social Circle
09). Innocent Bystander
10). Tragedies
11). No Time
12). UXA
13). Immunity
14). No One [Johnny Moped]

@ 171-A, NYC 1981
01). Stress Test
02). I Don't Have Everything

@ Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles 11-82
01). 1995
02). Death From Above
03). Visitors
04). Innocent Bystander
05). Got To Run
06). I Don't Lose Sleep
07). No Time
08). UXA

@ Music Machine Los Angeles 1984
01). Death From Above
02). Market Of Souls
03). Visitors
04). American Jeans
05). I Don't Have Everything
06). Tubes/Tunnels
07). Social Circle
08). Innocent Bystander
09). Pirate Love [Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers]
10). Tragedies
11). No Time
12). UXA
13). Immunity
14). I Don't Have Everything

De De Troit - Demo (1986)
01. Devil's Dice
02. Motherless Child
03. Ball 'n Chain
04. Rock 'n' Roll Fix
05. Trouble Shooter
06. Dead of Night - P.M.R.C.

UXA - Part 1 [Illusions of Grandeur LP 1980 + single]

UXA were from San Francisco and started in 1977. In 1979 they had two songs on the Tooth And Nail compilation LP and in 1980 their only LP was released on the Poshboy label. Initially the LP was released in a special limited pressing with 10 songs. When that sold well the LP was remixed and had two songs added. In 1981 they moved to New York City for a while before moving to Los angeles and splitting up. In 1982 De De Detroit formed the De De Detroit Band with some former members of UXA while still performing the odd UXA show. By 1986 De De Detroit was fronting a Metal band under her name. In 1990 the Poshboy label released a UXA single consisting of two old songs from the original band period. During the 1990s De De Detroit got together a new line up of UXA, played around and released some recordings. In 2003 the Miner's Benefit compilation CD that has two UXA tracks recorded live in March 1978 was released.

some info here:
some UXA/De De Detroit info here:
Tooth and Nail LP here:
Miner's Benefit CD here:

Illusions of Grandeur LP (1980) [Original Pressing]
01). Paranoia Is Freedom
02). No Time
03). UXA
04). Hand In Glove
05). I Don't Lose Sleep
06). Sister Godfrieda
07). Tragedies
08). Innocent Bystander
09). Non-Fiction
10). Death From Above

Illusions of Grandeur LP (1980) [Remix]
01). Paranoia Is Freedom
02). No Time
03). UXA
04). Hand In Glove
05). I Don't Lose Sleep
06). You Saw Me
07). Tragedies
08). Sister Godfrieda
09). Innocent Bystander
10). Non-Fiction
11). Immunity
12). Death From Above

Single (1990)
01. 1995
02. Visitors

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pagans (UK) - The Cuckoo Has Flown demo (1982)

These Pagans were part of the Bluurg/Subhumans family of bands and were from Warminster England. They started in 1980 under the name Wild Youth and had 4 songs on the Wessex '81 compilation tape released by Bluurg. In 1982 they changed a couple members and the name of the band to The Pagans and released one song (their only vinyl release) on the Wessex '82 compilation ep. Previous to Wild Youth the guitarist had been in The Mental who released one ep in 1979 and the bass player was in the Stupid Humans.

track list:
01. Nobody Cares
02. Plastic Age
03. Standing Still
04. Sick Boy 82
05. Politician
06. Wave Goodbye To Your Dreams
07. Attack
08. Quality Of Life
09. Mr Men
10. War Is Not A Game

Friday, November 26, 2010

Teardrop Explodes - Left Bank, Mt Vernon NY 3-07-81

Teardrop Explodes were from Liverpool England and began life in 1979 and are the band that delivered Julian Cope to the world. Between 1979 and 1983 they released 2 albums and 11 singles. This show captures them live before the second album and features Troy Tate on guitar who had previously been in the Punk bands Index (released one single in 1979) and Shake (with 3 former members of The Rezillos). This is a radio broadcast and is very good quality. From cassette tape.

more info here:
Troy Tate interview here:
Index single here:
Shake ep here:

01. title unknown
02. Reward
03. Thief Of Bagdad
04. Sleeping Gas
05. Passionate Friends
06. Suffocate
08. Ha Ha I'm Drowning
09. Treason
10. Screaming Secrets
11. The Great Dominions

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sound - Tivoli, Utrecht Holland 1-20-83

The Sound were formed out of the ashes of the London Punk band The Outsiders in 1979. They survived as a part of the Post-Punk scene until 1988 recording 5 albums and numerous singles. Here's a live radio broadcast from Holland during one of their tours there. The quality is very good. From cassette.

info here:
and here:

01. -DJ Announcement-
02. Skeletons
03. Possession
04. Oiled
05. Monument
06. Hour Of Need
07. Who's Sorry Now
08. Where The Love Is
09. New Dark Age

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Philly Hardcore 1981-1986 Part 2

Kremlin Korps were around for about 1 years - 1983-1984 - and released one 7" ep in that time. When they split 3 members formed Homo Picnic. The More Fiends were a very unique sounding band that started in 1985. They released two albums, are the only Philly band to record a John Peel Session and one of the few Philly bands to tour Europe. This early live show is with the original line up  - guitar/slide guitar/drums/sax - and they have a more No Wave sound which is much different than the more Punky sound they are known for. This line up never released anything but apparently they did record some demos. Ruin need no intro. They were the best band to ever come out of Philly. On this show they played for almost 90 straight minutes. Seeds Of Terror existed from 1982 to 1984 and only had two songs on the Get Off My Back Philly Hardcore comp. though they did record a full albums worth of stuff. All I have is this one song which is about the Philly DJ Lee Paris.

Sadistic Exploits post here:

Kremlin Korps - C.E. Center, Philadelphia 3-31-84 [from cassette tape]
01. Whiplash
02. Culture Shock
03. Warsaw
04. Let Me Die
05. Moscow's Revenge
06. Mental Block
07. Friday's Song
08. -tune-up time-
09. Hollow Head, Hollow Eyes
10. Burning Bridges
11. Abyss
12. title unknown
13. Knife in Your Back

More Fiends - St Marys, Philadelphia 12-27-85 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. Lust
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. title unknown
10. title unknown
11. Relative Morality
12. Big Tea Party
13. title unknown
14. You're Stupid

Ruin - The Loft, Reading PA 4-27-85 part 1 [from cassette tape]
01. Ruin
02. Dionysian
03. title unknown
04. Great Divide
05. By The By
06. Taster
07. Make Believe
08. Where Fortune
09. Altar
10. Famous Blue Raincoat
11. Master Song
12. Laudium-He Ho
13. China
14. Freedom Has No Bounds

Ruin - The Loft, Reading PA 4-27-85 part 2 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Proof
03. Play With Fire
04. White Rabbit
05. Rule Worshiper
06. Alarm
07. Life After Life
08. Love Dog
09. Phenomenal Expression
10. Twilight
11. Baby Doll
12. title unknown
13. title unknown
14. title unknown

Seeds Of Terror - Demo (1983) [from cassette tape]
01. We Hate Lee Paris

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Philly Hardcore 1981-1986 Part 1

In the annals of Hardcore Punk history Philadelphia usually gets the short end of the stick but this was my scene and I can tell you it was one of the best in the country at that time. Being located between New York City and Washington DC made it easy for most touring bands to stop there and most of them did. It was a fun and friendly scene. Problem is most of the Philly bands never toured or released anything more than a 7" though most of them did record an album. All these bands were fun to see live. Autistic Behavior recorded 10 songs in a studio. Six were supposed to be released on an ep, 2 were supposed to be on the never released comp LP being put together by Bad Brains but only two songs ended up being released on the Philly Hardcore comp. Get Off My Back. Crib Death were one of the Philly bands (along with F.O.D.) that opened the legendary Minot Threat show at Buff Hall in Camden NJ. Because there were other bands named Crib Death they changed their name to Blunder Boys - name taken from a Three Stooges film. They split when their singer started a family and their drummer became the bass player for F.O.D. Decontrol started in 1980 but didn't release their first record until 1985 possibly due to a continuously revolving line up. In those 5 years they developed and created their own style which some liked and others hated. I loves it! Homo Picnic formed out of the ashes of Kremlin Korps and Sudden Impact. In the middle of 1985 their singer left and they kept the line up to a three piece and changed to a more Metal influenced sound. In 1986 they released an LP that had a few songs from the original line up but mostly new songs. Informed Sources were one of the earlier bands that started in 1981. In mid 1982 they changed singers. They recorded some demos with the original singer and a full album with the second singer but only two songs were ever released on the Get Off My Back comp. LP.

info here:
some info here:
Informed Sources info here:
Get Off My Back comp and other Philly stuff here:

Autistic Behavior - unreleased album + extras (1983)
01. AB Scam
02. Get Over
03. title unknown
04. Killer Forces
05. Perfect Order
06. Hell Away from Hell
07. Powerhead
08. Eye of the Beholder
09. Test Pattern
10. TV Messiah
11. Blind Silence
12. Trapped in a Fad
13. Dead Brigade (live)
14. title unknown (live)
15. title unknown (live)
16. Your Absence (live)

Blunder Boys - Demo (1983) [from cassette tape]
01. African Apocalypse
02. Philly Scene
03. Paradise Lost
04. Duel
05. Better Luck Next Time
06. I Hate Girls
07. In The End You'll Burn
08. I'm Afraid Of The Night
09. Middle Class Morals
10. Crumbled Emotion
11. Fear Of Conspiracy
12. Watch Children Die
13. Body Count
14. Too Much Too Fast
15. Vote
16. Our Future Is Set
17. Broken Homes
18. Redneck Song

Crib Death - We Just Wanna Spoil Your Party demo (1982) [from cassette tape]
01. Middle Class Morals
02. I'm Afraid Of The Night
03. Duel
04. Watch Children Die
05. In The End You'll Burn
06. African Apocalypse
07. Philly Scene
08. I Hate Girls
09. Outro

Decontrol - WXPN, Philadelphia 5-16-85 [from cassette tape]
01. Dead Life
02. What'cha Gonna Do
03. Holiday In New Jersey
04. Depraved Condition
05. Fascists
06. Doomsday
07. Born To Be Wild
08. Prostitute
09. Joe Blow
10. Drunk Again
11. Philly Cops
12. Suburban War
13. Young & Tired
14. Death Wish
15. 1992
16. Rip Rip Rip

Homo Picnic - WXPN, Philadelphia 11-84 [from cassette tape]
01. Prelude
02. Blood On The Walls
03. Part Of The Race
04. How Many Lives
05. Blind
06. War Stories
07. No Control
08. We Need More
09. Slave To Your Grave
10. Trouble In Paradise
11. Life's Too Long
12. Battered Dreams
13. I Win

Homo Picnic - Demo 1-85 [from cassette tape]
01. We Need More
02. The Book
03. Part Of The Race
04. Two Eyes

Informed Sources - City Gardens, Trenton NJ 3-82 [from cassette tape]
01. In God We Trust

Informed Sources - WXPN, Philadelphia 12-83 [from cassette tape]
01. Final War
02. title unknown
03. Situation Tragedy
04. Going Out
05. In God We Trust
06. Why Should I
07. This Was The 1980s
08. title unknown
09. I've Lost Control
10. In The Mind Of Phyllis Schlafly
11. title unknown
12. Stuck In My Hole
13. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
14. Forever Never Came
15. Nothing But Lies
16. Dense Pack

Monday, November 22, 2010

Olivensteins - Le Havre France 12-11-1979

The Olivensteins came from Rouen France and existed from 1978-1980.  In 1979 they released their only record - a 3 song " ep. Apparently they split in January 1980 so this show was recorded just before they split. It is an audience recording and is a little rough.

info (in French) here:
ep here:

01. Intro
02. Vaurien
03. Euthanasie
04. Fier De Ne Rien Faire
05. Ils Sont Forts Les Travailleurs!
06. Pétain, Darlan, C'était L'bon Temps
07. Outrage Au Coeur
08. Patrick Henry Est Innocent
09. Inconnu

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Diodes - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto Canada 6-80

Canada had some great Punk bands back in the day and The Diodes were one of them. They were one of the first Punk bands in Toronto and helped get that scene going by opening the Crash 'n' Burn club. Between 1977 and 1982 they released 4 albums. Here's a nice radio broadcast from the summer of 1980 that has great sound quality and all the songs you'd want to hear in a Diodes live set. Can anyone put a title track 7? From cassette tape.

more info here:
photos here (scroll down):

01). Tennis (Again)
02). Rocket Over And Under
03). Shapes of Things to Come
04). That Was The Way It Was
05). China Doll
06). Coma
07). Photographs From Mars
08). Mercenary Flight
09). Edge Of Darkness
10). Terminal Rock
11). Lost In The Dark
12). Red Rubber Ball [Cyrkle]
13). Tired Of Waking Up Tired
14). Play With Fire [Rolling Stones]

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hitmen - Governor's Pleasure, The Rocks, Sydney Australia 8-05-81

These Hitmen were from Sydney Australia and consisted of former members of Radio Birdman. Between 1978 and 1984 they released 3 albums and 5 singles. This live show was recorded after the first album was released and has a few songs on it that were not released at the time plus a few choice covers. It was recorded from the audience but is pretty good quality.

more info here:

01. Oh No
02. Tell Tale Heart
03. Hard Time Coming
04. Rock 'n' Roll Soldier [New Order]
05. Flaming Telepaths [Blue Oyster Cult]
06. I Stand Alone
07. Mercenary Calling
08. Death Grip
09. Strychnine [Sonics]
10. In Your Eyes
11. Corridors Of Power
12. I Want You
13. Just Like Me [Paul Revere & The Raiders]
14. Pop's All Gone
15. Reverberation
16. Don't Hit Girls
17. I Don't Mind
18. Fun City
19. Dancin' Time
20. Shake Some Action [Flamin' Groovies]

Friday, November 19, 2010

Social Unrest - Demo + Live shows 1980-1983

Social Unrest came from Hayward California and formed in 1979. They had the great fortune of having their first two records produced by Dead Kennedy's guitarist East Bat Ray. Those two records were the only ones to feature original singer Kreetin Kaos who left c.1984. This demo and these live shows feature his vocal talents. The Mabuhay and unknown show are soundboard recordings so sound is excellent, the demo is also excellent quality. The On Broadway show was recorded from the audience and is rough but has three unreleased songs on it. Lots of rare songs on all these recordings. The live unknown show was just two songs someone stuck on the end of a tape. Does anyone know where it is from? I'd like to get a copy of the whole show.

info here:

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 5-8-80 (w/Bob Weaver on vocals)
01. Capitol Hill
02. Porn Palace
03. Join The People That Join The Army
04. Special Olympics
05. Pawn Shop
06. Rush Hour
07. Suburban Housewives
08. Mr. Suit [Wire]
09. Vietnam Vet
10. Teachers
11. No Religion
12. I Don't Care About Love
13. Peace & Flowers Are Dead
14. Sick & Tired Of The Suburbs
15. I Love You + City Police
16. News At 11

Demo 1980 [from cassette]
01. Rush Hour
02. I Don't Care About Love
03. Special Olympics
04. Let The Courts Decide
05. City Police

@ On Broadway, San Francisco 8-10-82
01. Making Room For Youth
02. -country jam-
03. Their Mistake
04. Uncle Scam
05. General Enemy
06. Thinking of Suicide
07. Red White and Blue
08. Lies and Threats
09. Mental Breakdown
10. I Love You
11. City Police

@ Ruthies Inn , Berkeley 6-25-83 [from cassette] [1st source/best quality]
01. General Enemy
02. Handcuffs To Tight

@ Ruthies Inn , Berkeley 6-25-83 [2nd source]
01. General Enemy
02. Handcuffs Too Tight
03. Red, White & Blue
04. Black Sheep
05. Parents
06. The Lord's Prayer

Blades - Demo 1980 (USA)

These Blades were from Los Angeles California and were formed by three members of The Outsiders when that band split. The Blades were around for a couple years but only released three songs on the Someone Got Their Head kicked In compilation LP on BYO Records in 1982. They did get plenty of press in Flipside Magazine, though.

track list:
01. You're Not My Wife
02. On My Own
03. What Are You
04. How Do You Know
05. Life Is A Bore
06. I've Had Enough
07. Gimme Drugs
08. title unknown

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Outsiders - Demo (1979)

These Outsiders were from Huntington Beach California and existed from 1977 to 1980. In 1979 they recorded this demo but never released any records. After the Outsiders split the guitarist formed China White and two other members formed The Blades. China White fans will know track one here as the same song that is on that bands Dangerzone 12" ep. Also, China White played the song A New Order in live shows but don't seem to have recorded it.

more info here:

track list:
01. Daddy's Little Queen
02. Non-People
03. What's My Name [Clash]
04. Government Cloud
05. In The Lower Depths
06. A New Disorder
07. The Fucked
08. Bad Chemicals

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Syphilitics - You Got Nothing 1996-1998

Let's step into the 1990s this time with The Syphilitics. They were from Cincinnati Ohio and existed from 1995 to 1998. In that time they recorded three demos and only two of their songs ever got officially released, both on compilation 7" eps. The first comp. was titled Blasts From The Pasts vol. 1 (info here: and had a song from their second demo on it. The other was titled Contents Under Pressure and had a song from their last demo on it. They rarely ever played outside the Cincinnati area. In 1998 the rhythm section left and they changed their name to Black Trans Am and their sound to a more Turbonegro influence sound. Syphilitics were my favorite Punk band in the 1990s. Plenty of snot and attitude for your listening pleasure. From cassette tape.
track list:
01. Hippy Generation
02. I Don't Feel Sorry For You
03. Beautiful
04. Bad Person
05. Leave Me Alone [from Blasts From The Pasts vol. 1 comp.]
06. 1150 W. 8th [from Contents Under Pressure comp.]
07. Feed My Disease
08. Ballin' In The Bathroom
09. Learn To Grow
10. Gimme Enough
11. Feel Like Falling In Love
12. Gut Shot
13. High School Freakboy
14. Jedi Beer Drinker
15. Preppy Little Bitch
16. Alex
17. You Got Nothing

tracks 1-5 Centsless demo 1996 [2nd demo]
tracks 6-12 Demo 1998 [3rd demo]
tracks 13-16 Basement demo 1996 [1st demo]
track 17 Live at Top Cats, Cincinatti Ohio 1998

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

X Ray Spex - Brixton Academy, London 9-14-91

The X Ray Spex did a reunion show in 1991 and some thoughtful person taped it for those of us who couldn't be there. I don't know which original band members were involved but not all of them were, I believe. The most interesting thing about this show is the four new songs. Those songs fit better with the Conscious Consumer album of 1995 than they do with the first album material of 1978 but after listening to that first album a million times I prefer to hear these new songs especially Be Conscious and Trick Of The Witch. Sadly, as far as I know, they have never been released officially. This is an audience recording so the quality is a bit rough.

01. Artificial
02. I Can't Do Anything
03. Identity
04. Genetic Engineering
05. title unknown
06. Warrior In Woolworths
07. Germ Free Adolescents
08. Be Conscious
09. title unknown
10. Trick Of The Witch
11. Oh Bondage Up Yours
12. The Day The World Turned Dayglo
13. Identity
14. Warrior In Woolworths
15. Oh Bondage Up Yours

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sonics Rendezvous Band - Demo + Live 1976-1977

If you don't have enough sonic's Rendezvous Band stuff, here's more. The demo is very early on and is all Scott Morgan stuff. A version of each of these songs is on the 6 CD Box Set. The live show features mostly rare early Scott Morgan songs and was recorded from the audience. 

info here:

Demo 2-19-76:
01. Succeed
02. Mystically Yours (Take 1)
03. Mystically Yours (Take 2)
04. Slow Down, Take a Look (Take 1)
05. Slow Down, Take a Look (Take 2)
06. Electrophonic Tonic (Take 1)
07. Electrophonic Tonic (Take 2)
08. Electrophonic Tonic (Take 3)
09. Hijackin' Love [Johnnie Taylor]

@ Detriot MI 2-22-77
01. Succeed
02. Asteroid B-612
03. Step By Step
04. Keep On Hustlin'
05. Song L
06. City Slang
07. Empty Heart [Rolling Stones]
08. Slow Down, Take a Look

Radio Birdman - Paddington Town Hall, Sydney 12-11-77

This show was professionally recorded before Radio Birdman left for their ill-fated European tour.

More info here:
info here:

01. New Race
02. Descent Into the Maelstrom
03. Anglo Girl Desire
04. Murder City Nights
05. More Fun
06. Smith & Wesson Blues
07. Crying Sun
08. What Gives
09. Let the Kids Dance [Bo Diddley]
10. I-94
11. Hand Of Law
12. Breaks My Heart
13. Dark Surprise

Leftovers - Exchange Hotel, Brisbane 1978

 Leftovers were from Brisbane Australia. They formed in 1976 and finished in 1979 leaving the world with only one classic KBD 7" ep in 1978. In 2003 a CD was compiled of their studio tracks and live tracks. All the live tracks are taken from these two show. The quality is lo-fi but still nice to listen to.

some info here:
CD here:

Show 1:
01. My Flash On You [false start]
02. My Flash On You [Love]
03. That's It
04. Cigarettes & Alcohol
05. Pills [New York Dolls]
06. Hermine [Patti Smith]
07. 50,000 Jackboots
08. Circle Sky [Monkees]
09. I Only Panic When There's Nothing To Do
10. Dead On Arrival
11. (I Don't Wanna Be A) Yellow Peril
12. Cold Turkey [John Lennon]

Show 2:
01. That's It
02. Run Run Run [Velvet Underground]
03. European Son [Velvet Underground]
04. Heroin [Velvet Underground]
05. 50,000 Jackboots
06. Dead On Arrival
07. Cigarettes & Alcohol
08. I Only Panic When There's Nothing To Do

Eastern Dark - The Venetian Room, Melbourne 8-17-85

The Eastern Dark were from Australia and existed for about two years between 1984 and 1986. In that time they released one 7". The band ended when one member was killed in a car crash on the way to a gig. Weeks before the crash they recorded a 12" ep which was released a few months later. In 1990 a double LP was released that contained demos and live recordings titled Girls On The Beach (With Cars). A few songs from this live recording are on that album. It is an audience recording and the quality is pretty good. From cassette tape.

more info here:
video here:

01. What'd You Do [Ramones]
02. No Picture
03. Gotta Tell Me Why [Slickee Boys]
04. Walking
05. It's You [Milkshakes]
06. Stay Same Somehow
07. I Wanna Destroy You [Soft Boys]
08. Over Now
09. Johnny & Dee Dee
10. Mr. Clean
11. Down To You [Real Kids]
12. Never Again
13. Green Slime [Fuzztones]
14. I Don't Take LSD
15. And Then The Rain [True West]
16. Confrontation Time
17. Whore
18. Reachin' My Head
19. I Don't Need The Reasons
20. Julie Is A Junkie
21. Bad Times [D-Coys]
22. The President Is Dead

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Suicide Commandos - CBGBs, NYC 3-03-78

The Suicide Commandos were from Minneapolis Minnesota were one of the earliest Punk bands in the USA releasing their first record in August 1976. Over their two year existence they release two single and one album plus has three final songs on a compilation before having a live album of their final show released. From Feb 18 to Apr 1 1978 they were the opening band on the Coed Jail Tour with Pere Ubu. One show at CBGBs from that tour was recorded by some very nice person. They played two sets that night but I do not have the complete second set. This first set includes songs from their records, a few new songs and a cover of a song by the band Love. It's an audience recording but is good quality.

01. Shock Appeal (Set 1)
02. Attacking The Beat
03. Judy
04. Premature
05. Take A Dive
06. It Doesn't Matter
07. title unknown
08. My Little Red Book [Love]
09. Call Of The Wild
10. I Think Of You
11. Semi-Smart
12. I Don't Get It
13. You Can't
14. I Need A Torch

Friday, November 12, 2010

Normals - demos 1978

The Normals were one of the first Punk bands in New Orleans and they existed from 1977 to 1979. In 1978 they released their one and only single which a classic of the time. Members of the band can be see in the film DOA - A Rite Of Passage at one of the Sex Pistols gigs. In mid 1979 they moved to New York City but not much happened for them and they soon broke up. In the 1990s a CD titled Your Punk Heritage was released that  featured the single, demos and live tracks. A must have CD. Also, in 2007 another CD was released titled 1978 Recordings and is impossible to find. It's on a Japanese label and is out of print. Here, also, is the Vacation Is For You demo which has different versions of songs that appear on both CDs.

more info here:
and here:
Nat Records here:

1978 Recordings
01. Almost Ready (Studio, Summer 1978)
02. Hardcore (Studio, Summer 1978)
03. Demented Breakdown (Demo, Early 1978)
04. Eat Me Raw (Demo, Early 1978)
05. Dog Eat World (Demo, Early 1978)
06. She's No Fun (Demo, Early 1978)
07. Seventeen Percent (Demo, Early 1978)
08. Suzy Suckoff (Demo, Early 1978)
09. USA (Demo, Early 1978)
10. Body Love (Demo, Early 1978)
11. Dog In Heat (Demo, Early 1978)
12. No Cigars (Demo, Early 1978)
13. Feelies (Demo, Early 1978)
14. Recipient (Demo, Early 1978)
15. I Got You Runnin' (Demo, Early 1978)
16. Same Old 76 (Demo, Early 1978)
17. Reruns (Demo, Early 1978)
18. Schoolgirl Domination (Demo, Early 1978)
19. Sex And Violence (Demo, Early 1978)

Vacation Is For You demo 1978 [from cassette tape]

01. Memories
02. Got You Running
03. Vacation To Nowhere
04. Same Old 76
05. Around Downtown
06. Don't Pick Me
07. U.S.A.
08. You Ain't Nothing

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chrissie Hynde - Demos 1978 (w/ex Pistols)

Here's some demos Chrissie Hynde recorded in 1978. The first song is a cover of a 60s song by the Ronettes and has Steve Jones and Paul Cook formerly of the Sex Pistols helping out. The other two songs I know nothing about but are suspected Pretenders demos.

01) Do I Love You [with Steve Jones & Paul Cook]
02) Mercy Mission (Phone Call)
03) Suicide

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Klan - Demo 1979

The Klan were from Los Angeles and were formed by the singer when his previous band The Simpletones split up. They don't seem to have been around for very long but did release one single on Posh Boy Records in 1980. The single has been re-released on the Simpletones I Have a Date CD in 2002. After this band split some members formed The Cheifs. The quality is a bit rough but still listenable. From cassette tape.

single here:
some info here:

track list:
01. Cover Girls
02. I Don' Want It
03. title unknown
04. Chicks and Politics
05. title unknown

Monday, November 8, 2010

Coldcock - Demo 1978 + live shows

Here's more Coldcock for the diehard fans. Seems they played mostly covers with only 6-7 original songs. The quality on both is great. From cassette tape.

See my previous post for more Coldcock:

info and photos here:

Demo 1978
01). You Talk Too Much [Joe Jones]
02). Satisfaction [Rolling Stones]
03). 96 Tears [Question Mark & The Mysterians]
04). Born To Kill [Damned]
05). Inflatable Girl
06). Secret Agent Man [Johnny Rivers]
07). You're A Mess

@ Lili's, Hamtramck MI 11-09-79
01. You
02. Bang Bang You're Dead
03. You're A Mess
04. I Wanna Watch TV
05. Secret Agent Man [Johnny Rivers]
06. Follow You Down
07. I Wanna Be Rich
08. Satisfaction [Rolling Stones]
09. Wild In The Streets [Garland Jeffreys]
10. On Broadway [Drifters]
11. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch [Four Tops]
12. 96 Tears  [Question Mark & The Mysterians]
13. Who'll Be The Next In Line [Kinks]
14. We Gotta Get Outta This Place [Animals]
15. Last Kiss [J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers]
16. title unknown

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Condition Red - A.G.A.T.T.Y.O.T Demo CD (1995)

Condition Red were from Hamburg Germany and existed between 1993 and 2003 and released a 13 track demo CD in 1995, had two songs on a compilation CD and released a CD in 2003 before disappearing. Here are seven of the songs from the demo. Anyone have the complete demo? The songs are influenced by 1970s Punk and are energetic and catchy.

website (in German) here:

track list:
01. Observer
02. King Of The Road
03. Ton Of Bricks
04. Jailboy`s Song
05. Don`t Mess With My Heart
06. A.G.A.T.T.Y.O.T.
07. Always Remember

Bernie Tormé & Electric Gypsies - BBC In Concert 11-06-82

How about some New Wave of British Heavy Metal, anyone? All you 1977 Punk lovers should know Bernie Tormé because he had two songs on the Live At The Vortex album that was released in 1978 and also released a great single in that year and an excellent ep in 1979. After which Bernie went off to play Heavy Metal and become famous with Gillian and Ozzy. In 1981 he went back to his own solo career and that's where this live recording comes in. No Easy Way is my fave here and is the one that most sounds like something that was written by him in 1978. There's also a rather interesting version of Search and Destroy as well.

more info here:
and here:

01. Star
02. No Easy Way
03. Turn Out the Lights
04. Getting There
05. Search & Destroy [Stooges]
06. Possession

Saturday, November 6, 2010

John Cale Band - Agora, Cleveland Ohio 5-07-80

Here is a very rockin' set by former Velvet Underground member John Cale that was broadcast on WMMS in Cleveland. Great sound quality. From cassette tape.

01). Evidence
02). Baby You Know
03). Dead Or alive
04). Mercenaries
05). Dr. Mudd
06). Magic & Lies
07). title unknown
08). Sabotage
09). Walking The Dog
10). Leaving It Up To You

Dogmatics - WERS, Boston 4-03-84 + 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. From cassette tape.

more info here:
discography here:
video here:

@ WERS, Boston 4-03-84
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]
01). Rattlin' Bog [Irish Folk song]
02). It's Late [Ricky Nelson]
03). My Little Sister's Got A Motorbike [Crazy Cavan]

Friday, November 5, 2010

Simple Minds/Johnny & The Self Abusers - Live + Demos

Johnny & The Self Abusers were from Glasgow Scotland and released one now classic single on the Chiswick label at the end of August 1977. By the time that single was released they decided to change their name to Simple Minds. Johnny & The Self Abusers only played a handful of gigs before the name change. In November 1977 they (as Simple Minds) recorded seven tracks from their Self Abusers set that only briefly saw the light of day on a 1998 CD which was withdrawn soon after release. After these recordings some members split off and formed The Cuban Heels. The rest of the Simple Minds carried on with additional members and a change in sound. In this 1979 live show they still play a few songs from their Johnny & The Self Abusers days. Excellent quality all around.

Johnny & The Self Abusers info here:
Early Years info here:
Scottish Punk time line here:

The Early Years (1977-1978):
01. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - 18-18
02. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - Tonight
03. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - Little Bitch
04. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - Pablo Picasso
05. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - Subway Sex
06. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - Lies
07. Johnny & The Self-Abusers - Wasteland
08. Simple Minds - Act Of Love
09. Simple Minds - European Son
10. Simple Minds - Cocteau Twins
11. Simple Minds - Chelsea Girl
12. Simple Minds - Did You Ever
13. Simple Minds - Pleasantly Disturbed

@ Forde Green Hotel, Leeds England 7-29-79
01. Scar
02. Here Comes the Fool
03. Life in a Day
04. Destiny
05. Wasteland
06. Kaleidoscope
07. Calling Your Name
08. Chelsea Girl
09. Pleasantly Disturbed
10. Murder Story
11. White Light White Heat
12. Someone
13. Pablo Picasso

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nervous Eaters - WCOZ, Boston 7-23-78 + Demo

 Here's a great live show from a  great band. Nervous Eaters at the time of this recording has 2 single out and were Boston favorites. They released one album in 1980 before disappearing from the scene. Before they got the record deal for the album they recorded a 10 song demo for the record company and I think the demo of Last Chance is one of those songs. The live show is a radio broadcast and is great quality as is the demo. From cassette tape.

@ WCOZ, Boston 7-23-78:
01). Get Stuffed
02). Last Chance
03). After Your Good Times Gone
04). Have It With Your Coffee
05). By Yourself
06). She's Gonna Be My Baby
07). On The Avenue
08). Just Head
09). Fantasy Girl
10). Hot Steel & Acid
11). Fish

01. Last Chance

Neighborhoods - Paradise, Boston 12-27-79

Before the Neighborhoods were famous they were just another band from Boston slugging it out in the clubs of that city. In 1979 they released a now classic single. Their next release wasn't until 5 years later. They eventually released 4 albums and one 12" ep. This live show was recorded not too long after their first single was released and both songs are played along with some that never got released at all. This is either a soundboard recording or radio broadcast and the quality is great.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01). No Place Like Home
02). Monday Morning
03). I Love Flavors
04). Roxanne
05). Mr. Reeves
06). Standards
07). Getting Trapped In a Corner
08). Teacher's Pet
09). Arrogance
10). Prettiest Girl
11). Don't Expect Me Tonight
12). She's So Good
13). Think It Over
14). I Can't Think Straight
15). One Day Older

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weirdos - rehearsal, lives shows and demo 1977/1978/1989

The Weirdos are my favorite American Punk band so I thought I'd do a big Weirdos post. They existed between 1977 and 1981 and in that time they released only two 7" singles and two 12" ep. It wasn't until 1989 when they regrouped that they finally released an LP. It is unfortunate for the world of music that they did not get to release an LP in 1978 because it would have been a treasured classic. They certainly had the songs for it. The rehearsal and the Whiskey show have been bootleged up and down the world but thought I'd put them up anyways. The Gold Bear show has one song I can't title. Anyone know it? This version of Barbaric Americana is the same one that is on the Weird World vol. 2 CD. These Condor rough mixes are much better here than the final release.

@ Rehearsal 1977 (from cassette tape)
01. Message From The Underworld
02. Bed Bad
03. I Want What I Want
04. Life Of Crime
05. Go Kid Hugo
06. Solitary Confinement
07. Scream Baby Scream
08. I'm A Mole
09. Teenage
10. I'm Not Like You
11. Why Do You Exist
12. Do The Dance
13. Destroy All Music

@ Whiskey, Los Angeles 10-16-77 (from cassette tape)
01. Solitary Confinement
02. I'm Plastic
03. Scream Baby Scream
04. Life Of Crime
05. Teenage
06. Destroy All Music
07. Message From The Underworld
08. It Means Nothing To Me
09. Do The Dance

@ Golden Bear, Huntington Beach CA 9-06-78
01. intro
02. title unknown
03. Destroy All Music
04. Neutron Bomb
05. Life Of Crime
06. Hit Man
07. Idle Life
08. Happy People
09. Fort USA
10. Barbaric Americana
11. Solitary Confinement

Condor rough mixes (1989)
01. Something's Moving
02. Shining Silver Light
03. Living Thing
04. Terrain
05. Cyclops Helicopter
06. Nowhere To Run

Damned - rehearsals 1979

Here's a nice rehearsal tape of Captain, Rat, Algy and Dave working on a bunch of songs in the time before the Machine Gun Etiquette album. Only two songs here made it onto the album and there is one - Blind Lead The Blind - that didn't make it anywhere. There's also an early version of I Believe The Impossible which here is titled Don't Trouble Trouble. Most of these songs are instrumental. Very good quality.

track list:
01. Ballroom Blitz
02. unknown
03. unknown (2)
04. Melody Lee
05. Don`t Trouble Trouble (1) [I Believe The Impossible]
06. Don`t Trouble Trouble (2)
07. Don`t Trouble Trouble (3)
08. Don`t Trouble Trouble (4)
09. Don`t Trouble Trouble (5)
10. Don`t Trouble Trouble (6)
11. Don`t Trouble Trouble (7)
12. Anarchy In The UK
13. Pretty Vacant
14. Pretty Vacant (2)
15. Blame It On
16. Rich Kids God Save The Queen
17. unknown (3)
18. Love Song (1)
19. Love Song (2)
20. Love Song (3)
21. Love Song (4)
22. Do You Really Care
23. Love Song (5 - ENTER VANIAN)
24. Blind Lead The Blind (1)
25. Blind Lead The Blind (2)

Monday, November 1, 2010

New York Dolls - Max's, NYC 7-04-76 [with Mick Ronson]

After Thunders and Nolan left the New York Dolls in 1975 Johansen and Sylvain regrouped with new members and kept the band going for another two years. They never released any records but there area few live recordings to help tell the story. Here is a part of one that has Mick Ronson playing guitar with them. Besides Sylvain, Johansen and Ronson, Peter Jordan plays bass, Tony Machine is on drums, and Bobby Blaine plays keyboards. This one is recorded from the audience and is a little raw but is still a fun listen.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01 Teenage News (Sylvain)
02 Pills (Diddley)
03 Boys' High Mambo (traditional high school chant/taunt)
04 Personality Crisis (Johansen/Thunders)