Monday, June 18, 2007

Reups & welcome MP3mos!

Stop sending annoying e-mails about selling records and shirts or even bullying concerning "re-ups"!
I will occasionally upload some of the stuff posted again and rework the postings with additional information and pictures.

THE NOTORIOUS LOVE AFFAIR - self titled (7'') Per Koro #14 1996

Here is a very short lived project from Germany with Andrew from Floodgate, Campaign & Fisticuffs Bluff and former/recent members of Prone, Stack, Narsaak, Dead Beat, Bastard King and Black Shape of Nexus. They never played live and just managed to do this 7" on Per Koro. They listened a lot to Native Nod, early Rye Coalition/Merel and Iconoclast but still have this krauty/Bremen touch. I am recently trying to get my hands on one unreleased song from the same recording session, so stayed tuned.

THE NOTORIOUS LOVE AFFAIR - self titled (7'') Per Koro #14 1996

side a:
1. Das Wundenlecken
2. I am the song my enemy sings

side b:
1. Autist
2. panic
[OGG Vorbis, 256k & MP3, 256k, password: antithesis]

Myspace Page (recently done by their nice bass player Michael)

Monday, June 04, 2007

V/A - ghost dance (Do7'') Slave Cut #01 1994

Update: some readers here are faaast (thank you!)!
Here is a different cover version, which is slightly different from the first booklet page (the complete booklet is included in the .zip file):

I think I saw this compilation with different covers? Maybe you can fill me in on this here.
Another 90ies emo jewel, no need for much talking: all your heroes on two 7"s. Have fun (or cry, kiss... whatever)!

Pressing quality is shitty by the way but it features one of my favourite Indian Summer song, so... I am going to listen to Cap'N Jazz's album now. Good bye...

V/A - ghost dance (Do7'') Slave Cut #01 1994

side a:
Indian Summer
1. sugar pill
From Ashes Of
2. theme for memory

side b:
Third Rail Rhyhme
1. double helix

side c:
1. his years
Cap'N Jazz
2. blue grass

side d:
1. elephant
2. how can you
[OGG vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]

V/A - Turner Raus (7'') A-Wat #11 circa 1992

Here is a benefit by the A-Wat fanzine for Animal Peace which was an animal rights organisation and had its most popularity in the late 80ies and early 90ies in Germany and got later critisised for having "Dr├╝ckerkolonnen" (I found no English expression for it; the word describes a group or people who use every means necessary to get money for their cause/ organisation etc.).
Abolition contribute an otherwise unreleased track; same goes for two other bands of my youth: Embittered from the U.K. (most of them know them from their split with Dystopia and their 7" on Ecocentric Records) and Truth Against Tradition from the Ulm area. Their previous name was Out Of Question and they had a nice demo tape (I am looking for the cover (scanned or xerox copy)!?) and released a 7" on Equality Records and one self released 7" (distributed by Knopp's Common Cause label) later. Truth Against Tradition was an incredible live band. Their track is very much in the Underdog/ late Bad Brains way.

V/A - Turner Raus (7'') A-Wat #11 circa 1992

side a:
1. state of perfection
2. crush

side b:
Truth Against Tradition
1. if not you
Venus Fly Trap
2. crocodile
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]

ABOLITION - jesus was a fuckin' dick (7") Equality Records #02 circa 1991

This band was called Violent Arrest - which is an old The Freeze track and should not be mistaken for the new U.K. hardcore band - before and they had a demo tape and another version of this demo as split with Step Into Nowhere (all things which are requests by readers; be patient and contribute!). Abolition were fronted by the man behind the famous Amok/Confrontation fanzine and Corey who was mainly running Equality Records back then (I really regret selling the old three-sided Downcast shirt she wore too). This was their first output besides the "Turner Raus" compilation, at least I think so.
Quite in the vein of the early Power Violence bands like Infest and No Comment and some Reagan Era or even NYHC bands, this 7" won't stand the test of time but has my sympathy, especially for the 26 paged booklet with explanations concerning the lyrics which were written in a less affective and heated way than most of the political hardcore pamphlets at that time (something I loved about the Confrontation fanzine too).
Incredible comic cover artwork (or horrible... depends on your standpoint).
They were called Stack later - in case you didn't know.

ABOLITION - jesus was a fuckin' dick (7") Equality Records #02 circa 1991

side a:
1. in my own right
2. sadistic soldiers
3. reasons

side b:
1. I'm pissed
2. action/reaction
3. death + death
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]

7" @
Abolition @ Punk-O-Graphie

Friday, June 01, 2007

V/A - for a fistful of yens! (CD) Bitzcore #01665 planned 1992 released 1994 (???)

Here is decent overlook of all the Bitzcore stuff the label did in its most exciting era (Rereleases by Articles Of Faith, Offenders, Verbal Abuse, Direct Action, Attitude Adjustment, Reflex From Pain, good compilations by Black Market Baby, United Mutation, Flag Of Democracy etc. or even new and good releases by Zero Boys (yes, I love the reunion LP), Alloy and so on).
I was watching some old Clint Eastwood classics the last few days - me having the flue I used the time in bed to do so - and after posting the two Articles Of Faith CDs (1, 2) I remembered this one. After pulling it out I spent the whole morning listening to records by Black Market Baby (man, they were brilliant and overlooked, shame on all consumers of D.C. hardcore punk records!), United Mutation (brutal!), Attitude Adjustment (I like them now more than I used to do) and Toxic Reasons (most of my friends said that they are something like a boring D.O.A. copy, that's not true: two mixtapes I did with my favourite songs by them and their heavy used condition proof the opposite). All songs were on different Bitzcore releases, but maybe you like it anyway or you even discover something you didn't know.
I am not sure, but I think there was also a US version of this compilation?!

Related want: I am interested in a dub with cover scan/ xerox copy of the Direct Action demo tape! I heard one original version on a tape compilation and it's great! Please write me.

V/A - for a fistful of yens! (CD) Bitzcore #01665 planned 1992 released 1994 (???)

1. Last Train To Dagenham -- Cock Sparrer
2. Headfirst -- Toxic Reasons
3. Animal Day -- Leatherface
4. On My Way -- Chiona Drum
5. More Alone With You -- Alloy
6. Unafraid -- Alloy
7. Indianapolis -- Zero Boys
8. Do The Wrong Thing -- Apartment 3-G
9. White As A Sheet -- Apartment 3-G
10. 5 o'Clock -- Articles Of Faith
11. Buried Alive -- Articles Of Faith
12. American Paranoia -- Attitude Adjustment
13. Bombs -- Attitude Adjustment
14. Verbal Abuse -- Verbal Abuse
15. Leeches -- Verbal Abuse
16. Laughing Boy -- Poison Idea
17. Cop An Attitude -- Poison Idea
18. Face Down In The Dirt -- Offenders
19. Fight Back -- Offenders
20. White Noise -- Toxic Reasons
21. Positive Change -- Zero Boys
22. Powerload -- Flag Of Democracy
23. Own Way -- United Mutation
24. Fugitive Family -- United Mutation
25. Generic Life -- Reflex From Pain
26. Damn-Age -- Direct Action
27. UXB -- Direct Action
28. Sacrifice Not Suicide -- The Freeze
29. Broken Bones -- The Freeze
30. Downward Christian Soldier -- Black Market Baby
31. Killing Time -- Black Market Baby
32. Kicks -- Destination Zero
33. The Only Way -- Destination Zero
34. Straight Time -- Jones Very
35. Don't Turn Away -- Vic Bondi
36. Dino -- Reflex From Pain
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]

Bitzcore Records