Monday, September 29, 2008

Day By Day "Ganz Was Feines?" 7"

Great political hardcore punk band from Karlsruhe, Germany.
I have only two of their 7"s and don't know if they had anything else out, but both of their record covers deal with animal liberation just like a lot of their lyrics too. Their members later formed Lost World and the singer Tati (with incredible raspy voice if you haven't heard it yet. One of my favourite female vocalists) was part of crust punk "supergroup" project Endrophobia with Kelly from every great punk band in the world (you know who that is).
Since the site where I keep mp3s for the player gives me shit lately I cannot put mp3s for you to have a preview so go here and see live performance of a song from this record.

Released: 1994
Label: self-released
Size: 29 MB

01. Way Of Life
02. Freedom Of Thought
03. Alptraum
04. Just To Get Away (Poison Idea cover)


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Neos "Fight With Donald" EP

First time I heard Neos was when I borrowed their "Hassibah Gets The Martian Brain Squeeze" 7" from someone and they immediately popped up on my bass guitar (DIY sticker of course). This Canadian bunch play breakneck fast hardcore and they shared the stage with the likes of Dead Kennedys, Black Flag and canadian Subhumans. This record has 18 (some are joined together) rehearsal and live tracks recorded in 1983 - the year when they broke up. Later the members played in various bands and projects of which Mexican Power Authority is most known.
You can find more info on their KFTH page and MySpace (it looks that discography is in the works so watch out).
Since this 7" has most extensive bio that I've found, I've scanned it with some OCR software (haven't checked if it turned out 100% right), so if you're interested you can read it here:


infamous scientists, house of commons, the nevar, distortion, nuclear errors, pink steel, easy money, dayglo abortions, the keys, the do-wops, velox strepitus, suburban menace/red tide, the nematodes, da jeep, nomeansno, jerk ward, purple city, pat bay & the malahats, disrupt, twisted minds, automatic shock, the clicks, censored chaos, the slip, divine death...the neos.
separated by an hour and a half ferry ride from the mainland, victoria had a population around 150,000 in the early 1980's when all the above bands were kickin'. i always felt that isolation was key to the diversity and originality of many local bands. the scene at that time was fairly small and tightly knit, and there was a sense of groundbreaking adventure... no feeling of everything having been done already. "all ages" shows meant exactly that, people aged fourteen to forty, whereas today the turnout typically is 100% teenage. hall shows were so common as to be ubiquitous, and generally a lot more fun than going to a smoky bar. people would drink but they were usually discreet and there wasn't much hassle...but on the other hand there was always a certain sense of danger or uncertainty...something could go wrong at any minute, and often did...a fight, the cops, the hall manager flipping out...but i only recall a few gigs ever being shut down. nowadays if i want to see a band i find myself hanging out in some sleazy airless club that basically exists as an extension of the alcohol industry, including most of the bands...just ain't the same...or else hanging out around a real tame bunch of teenagers who seem mostly pretty indifferent to the whole thing, and who can blame 'em...
well, you wanna hear about the neos. steve bailey and dave durrant (a/k/a "donald", later "the crustaceous beast") were about 14 when they got way hipped on the sex pistols album and formed the band. this would*ve been around november-december 1979. they had 4 or 5 songs and a plastic k-mart practice amp. soon they recruited their pal mario to slug the skins and started the tradition of the "afterschool practice"... usually in mario's room, later dubbed the "sweatbox". eventually dave was booted and formed the nematodes as a Sort of revenge, i believe..."gonna show those fuckers" kind of deal...the nematodes were probably the most incompetent and laughable band i ever put an ear to. it almost qualified as naive art... needless to say, they ruled. steve and mare found this Scottish guy named gary to "play bass". most of a year later this lineup played the band's first show, on march 7 1981 at the ray ellls dance studio. this unique one-time-only venue played host to one of the most unforgettable shows of that whole time period. basically it was just a solid great gig, but beyond that it really seemed to crystallize the more "punk rock" oriented elements of the scene. seems to me the sense of identity this show created lasted in some way or another for most of the decade. at this time there may have been around 150 people involved in the punk rock side of things. these were the days of getting mocked, chased, and beat up for having short hair or looking weird. anyhow, it turned out that gary was what you might call a "certified non-musician"...coincidentally i happened to meet steve at a gig at the fernwood in late april 81. we got kind of chatty and a week later i found myself playing bass in the neos. cool score! we practiced through the whole summer and played at the fernwood on august 1. incidentally this was the first nomeansno gig ever, opening as a two-piece. day after the show i happened to meet rob wright, still wearing his ramones t-shirt, passing through the graveyard. no, we got to talking and he offered to record us on this teac four-track he had that was always breaking down.
ultimately we did the beds for "end all discrimination" with rob, one evening in early September. right after that steve and mare had a big fight and the band split for a few months. somehow we pulled it back together in time to play a show January 10 and also managed to record vocals for the ep one december Sunday in the living room of the Vancouver street house. "end all discrimination" came out february 20. at that time there was a pressing plant in Vancouver so it was pretty quick and easy to run off 500 copies like we did. one thing i liked about the cover for that record was the three or four different colours it came in. mine's green, i think there was orange and off-white and maybe one other. so we had this record out, and proceeded to distribute it through rough trade (can you say "rip off"? sure...! knew you could) and our own mail order. and we started doing a lot of writing to people.
during 1982 we wrote the material for "hassibah gets the martian brain squeeze", practiced 84 times, played five shows, and did tons of correspondence. there were a few people who really did a lot for us in getting the word out through their own correspondence, pushead is the one who really comes to mind, he even did a piece of artwork for the "hassibah" label. jello biafra was also a big fan and helped get our name around. "hassibah" was recorded September 18 in scott henderson's basement studio, located approximately where the produce department of save-on foods is now. we got a pretty good sound in there and overall i, for one, was a lot happier with this recording. we pressed 500 ourselves at first, and later on went for an offer we got from ratcage records in new york to repress it for "10%"...sure we were naive, but unless you just came down outta the trees you've already guessed we never even made back what we paid to mail the guy our master tape and artwork. don't ever do this, kids! and hey, dave, where's our "10%" of all those reputed thousands of records you pressed and sold, mainly in europe from what i heard? ah, jesus...wel1, at least he sent us some copies. it's a better mastering job than the first pressing, actually.
the neos played sixteen shows between march 1981 and October 1983, including some cool shit like getting to open for black flag in July 82 and for the dead kennedys in Vancouver at ubc and then here in victoria, both in april 83. we even managed to scrape up a few shows in Oregon and California in august of 83. massive personal differences caused a final split after the October 83 show. unfortunately we never did record about a dozen newer songs that we had talked about as a putative album. there was a lot more diversity to this batch of tunes. mostly they clocked in well over a minute and had a broader range of styles and influences. "sleeve" is the only one ever recorded, not a good example though since it fits right in with the "hassibah"-era material.
after the band struck the final reef, steve and myself did a lot of basement four-track stuff for about a year, later released on cassette as "a harvest of seaweed". i formed sludge confrontations with john london from jerk ward in may of 84, and since then i've played in mission of Christ (86-87), a couple basement bands, and in 1991 cofounded mexican power authority, by far the longest-lived and most prolific band i've ever been part of. steve cofounded show business giants with tom holliston, but hasn't been musically active since, steve and his wife cindy just had a son this past summer. i've had no personal contact with mario since...well, probably since i picked my amp up from his house back in fall 83.

Released: 1997
Label: Schizophrenic Records/Break Even Records
Size: 37 MB
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01. No Tyme 4 Romance/Conscripts/Just Like All The Rest
02. Racist Act
03. Opposition To All Violence, Even If Committed In Self-Defense
04. Ripped Off/Destruct
05. Typical...Song/Don't Want To Be
06. Sleeve
07. Bobby Sands
08. Sexual Revolution
09. Other World
10. School Punks
11. Where Did You Go Wrong???
12. Churchgoers Motive
13. They'll Destroy Themselves
14. Fight With Donald (9/28/80)


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tromatism "Une Saison En Enfer" LP

Tromatism 7" was among first vinyl rips on this blog and now it's time to return to them again. You can find more about the band in previous post. This is posthumous release as the band didn't exist anymore when this was out and thanx to Jon Active this LP has seen the light of the day. I thought that the LP was self-titled, but I've found out on the net that this is it's the name. Enjoy.

Released: 2000
Label: Active Distribution
Size: 99 MB

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01. QHS
02. Egoland
03. L'amour Est Enfant De Bohême
04. L'arme À Came
05. Violence
06. Laids Sbires
07. Sayonara
08. Revanche Indienne
09. Intifada
10. Mururoa
11. Vichy Picrate
12. Femme
13. Tiocfaidh Ár-Là
14. Itoiz


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Antidote "One Does Not Sell The Earth Upon Which The People Walk" 7"

Here's yet another anarcho punk post.
This time it's that famous The Ex/Chumbawamba collaboration. This bootleg followed soon after their "Destroy Fascism!" 7" in 1986 on Loony Tunes Records which is the only official release of theirs. Anyway, this 7" has 11 tracks that are under one minute long and it sounds like some tape they made in the practice room (it has that tape hum) and the sound is worse than on the official 7", but it's good nonetheless. And they say nothing good comes from bootlegging.

Released: 1986
Label: Agit-Pap Records
Size: 23 MB

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01. Fuck Off-Rip Off
02. Can't Think-Must Work
03. Flowers
04. instrumental
05. The Sun
06. Plastic Bullets
07. Money
08. R.T.Z. & B.P. ...Why?
09. Nuclear Power? No Thanks!
10. Uranium Bribery Never Fails
11. Why Can't We Sing Something Nice?


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Contramenation "Contramenated" 7"

This is Contramenation's second 7" and it follows in the same fashion as previous. They also had split 7" with Entre Vandals from Barcelona and that's about all that I know about them (which is a shame since I liked them a lot).

Released: 1995
Label: Ziegenkopf Records
Size: 32 MB

01. Ghetto
02. Russian Roulette
03. Bon Appetit
04. Take A Drug


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Contramenation s/t 7"

Contramenation were German anarcho punk band influenced with the UK bands from the 80s and they sound a bit "Subhumansish" to me. They sing in english because their singer is english (if I got it right, because that's written in german) and he writes the lyrics. It's funny to see that strong anti-CD attitude today, but I havent had CD player until '97 too. I think that this is their first record and it has one of my favourite record covers. Don't you just wanna slap this cop's face? I know I do.

Released: 1994
Label: Ziegenkopf Records
Size: 25 MB

01. Getting By
02. Merrygoround
03. Seventies
04. DIY Lobotomy
05. Big Mac
06. Vinyl Solution


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stencil Punks

Just stumbled across this site that offers thousands of stencils for you to do whattafuckever you want with them. It has bands stuff, political... it also has FAQ and "how to's" for printing it out and making t-shirts. It has it all. This surely brings back memories of some of my old t-shirts.
D.I.Y. or don't do it. Or go to the shop. Or order it from a distro. Whatever. Check it out.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gout s/t 7"

This 7" was misplaced/lost somewhere in my record collection and now it popped out after quite a lot of years. It's not my cup of tea, but since the only thing that I've managed to google out about them is this I thought maybe it could be kind of rare and somebody was looking for this, so...
Thanx to Irishdave for filling in and making this post more than just a link. I'll just copy/paste what he wrote:
"I don't know much but here goes:
Gout were from my home town of Kilkenny and they started around then of 89 / begining of 1990. When I left Kilkenny it was for a few reasons but a crap music scen was one of them. Gout hadn't played at that time, but as they were more interested in the Dischord/ Fugazi D.I.Y. scene, while I was totally into the anarcho scene (and very narrow minded in musical terms) our paths never crossed. They were very good at getting bands to start playing in Kilkenny, Fugazi being one of them. They did two demos that I know of, and that single. I have been trying to find the members myself for a while, but drew a blank, as anyone interesting tends to leave Kilkenny asap."

Released: 1995
Label: D.I.Y.???
Size: 22 MB

01. For What It's Worth
02. Buyer Beware
03. The Snobbery Of Cool


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Man In The Shadow "Pax Americana" 7"

Since I've mentioned Sašo, the ex-drummer of Scuffy Dogs two posts ago I've decided to put the second MITS 7" since he played there when he left Scuffy Dogs. Someone filled more info on them in the last MITS post.

Released: 1999
Label: Choose Life Records
Size: 30 MB

01 - Strah Pred Svobodo
02 - Moje, Tvoje!
03 - Brez Sence
04 - Lajež


Friday, September 5, 2008

Patareni "Back To The Roots" LP

As this is 100th post here on Röckin' Nöiz I wanted to put something really special to me.
Patareni are legends and pride of my town Zagreb and they've been delivering their punk röckin' grindcore to generations of punks. They had quite a lot of releases (you can see a partial discography here) and just a few gigs (less than 20 I think) since early 80s when they formed. They were one of the grindcore pioneers and they did their grind with a lot of different musical influences and quite a lot of humour (unfortunately for people outside of ex-Yu those funny songs are all in Croatian and though unundersandable). I remember Dave Shadow from Dregs Of Humanity buying their "Debilana Sessions" 7" and we were telling him that there is almost no music, just idiotic (not in the bad way) joking on Peel Sessions in Croatian and that didn't made no difference because that were Patareni.
On this release from 1996 we have recordings from '88, '90 and '93. Some of the songs are medleys and consist of dosen of songs. In the medleys (first two songs) I've put the names of the included songs in lyrics tag. The sound varies from song to song i.e. the songs from '93 sound metal while the music in the song "Vi Ste Mi Dužni Za Život" is New Age by Blitz with grinding vocals. They never fitted in some "classic grindcore" mould. On the cover are mentioned two more songs from '88 (Falšanja Kol'ko'š Medley and Sajkunda/Something Bezveze), but are not on the record which is strange since there was enough space - the first side lasts 5 and the other 'round 14 minutes. Anyway, enjoy this as I have all these years.
P.S. You can find some Patareni videos on YouTube too.

Released: 1996
Label: Falšanja Kol'ko'š Records
Size: 49 MB

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01. Deadland Massacre
-Atentat Na Sluh
-... Po Parku
-Johnny Be Fuzz
-Ulični Batinaši
-Smradovi U Prolazu
-O.T.P. (Omladini Treba Pomoći)
-Dio Mase
-Obrij Me Majko Motornom Pilom
02. Gargling Buka Session
-Obey & Bay
-Legla Krava
-No Text
-Tu Smo/Najgori Smo
03. Endless Vacation (The Ramones)
04. Aleluja/Gladni Milion Godina (Traditional/The Fartz/Patareni)
05. Hey Jude (The Beatles/Patareni)
06. Žrtva
07. (Mi Smo) Lepi Dečki
08. Mozak
09. Najduža Stvar
10. Vi Ste Mi Dužni Za Život
11. Kondomat
12. In The Land Of Dead Gods
13. Destined To Lose A.D.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Nula/Enough! split 10"

This was requested by Danijel, so here it is.
This split is a result of Nula european tour in '97 whose Polish part they did with Enough!.
Nula is Croatian anarcho hardcore punk band that marked nineties punk scene here (and basically in all ex-Yugoslavia). In 1994 they released 90 minute tape accompanied with the fanzine (you can find it here) of angry political music while the war was still a reality here (strange, but there wasn't d-beat bands outburst - hence the war). At that time the scene was pretty much dead. After the release of that tape the whole scene seemed to become alive with bands and zines popping up everywhere and that was really the golden age (in my opinion) of the ex-Yu scene. I could write alot more about them, but let's focus on this release. Here they offer 6 live songs recorded in Rostock on that tour with the last one being cover of Scuffy Dogs, the band from Slovenia whose drummer Sašo was driving the van and singing this song on tour.
Enough! are from Poland and they play slow and heavy crust with downtuned guitars that give them that Dystopia feeling. They also offer 6 of their songs (first three are melting one into another). The stuff on this split is from their 1st tape called "Darkside" that was only available in Poland. At the time of recording they had male and female vocalists (later just male).
The thing with this record is that the bands wanted to make a little reminder of the tour and also to put some of their "older" stuff on vinyl.

Released: 1998
Label: Humanita Nova / Malarie Records / Trujaca Fala
Size: 64 MB

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01. Nula - Tvoja Doza Mržnje
02. Nula - Demokracija
03. Nula - Pamet U Glavu
04. Nula - Nismo S Vama
05. Nula - Žrtve
06. Nula - Revolucija (Scuffy Dogs cover)
07. Enough! - Myśli Włóczone Po Bruku/Stop Życiu Start Śmierci/Manicheizm
08. Enough! - Ulice W Ogniu
09. Enough! - Zderzenie Świata
10. Enough! - Alarm