Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nonsense "Red I Rad"

First of all, sorry to Kukatz for being so slow (senile) with posting this here.
Nonsense is band from Požega, Croatia formed in 1993. They were one of the bands featured in the only issue of the zine that I made in 1995 if my memory serves me right. Back then the members were Kktz, Gera and Chucha (who had to leave the band very early due to obligatory army service). They played noisy grind crust and eventually disbanded and focused on many other projects/bands.
In 2008 they got together again and now Nonsense is actually two bands. One with Gera, Kktz and Dena (and Mata who joined in 2009) which is playing thrashing hardcore in the vein of 80s ex-Yu bands and the other with Kktz and Janez from Belgrade, Serbia that make noisecore and have already released 100+ songs on their demos.
This demo is from the thrashcore one. The songs are re-workings of their old stuff, covers of some of their bands from 90s, two covers of ex-Yu 80s bands: UBR (Slovenia) and Ženevski Dekret (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and mandatory Discharge cover (with a twist). No fancy production here. Just raw hardcore punk that rips throughout all of its 6 minutes.
Požega scene has always been one of the strongest ones in Croatia and the members of Nonsense played in far too many bands/projects for me to try to remember all, so I'll just mention a few so you can check them out too: Dislike, Hellback, Gruuthaagy, Bad Justice, Fight Back, T.R.B.U.H., No Name...........

Released: 2008
Label: DIY
Size: 10 MB

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01. Živim Kao Pseto
02. Sada
03. Nacija
04. Tko Je Tvoj Neprijatelj?
05. U.B.R.
06. Vidim Krv
07. It's No TV Sketch


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Vaffan Coulo "Di-Gymraeg Yng Nghymru" 7"

I don't know anything about this band except that they were punk band from small city of Bangor, Wales, formed in 1991 and disbanded in 1998. I've found that this 7" is sometimes reffered to as "Rich Woman" 7", but front cover says "Di-Gymraeg Yng Nghymru" so I'll call it like this. From the few things that I've found on the web it seems that they've been quite popular. You can find a couple of more songs on their MySpace and a video for Rich Woman. Any more info on the band is welcome. And if you don't know what their name means, your Italian sucks.

Released: 1995
Label: Madryn Cyfngedig
Size: 25 MB

01. Di-Gymraeg Yng Nghymru
02. Rich Woman Will You Marry Me?
03. O.J. Simpson


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ex-Cathedra/Machine Gun Etiquette/Nutcase 3-way split LP

I've planned to rip this record for quite some time now, but it always somehow slipped under the radar. Since Ex-Cathedra were mentioned in the last post and also a friend of mine kicked off with his Nečista Savjest blog after ten month break with their "2x4=" CD (which contains their songs from this record) it's about time to give it to you.
As you probably know, Ex-Cathedra were great punk/ska band from Glasgow, Scotland and are most known band of the three. After their disbanding, the members played in Fleas & Lice and all-star dub/punk supergroup Suicide Bid (actually it's more of a collective than band that also features people from King Prawn, The Filaments, P.A.I.N, Inner Terrestrials, Deathskulls, Sonic Boom 6...). I'm not in the mood for writing biography, so you'll have to do with this (it's google translated from czech).
Machine Gun Etiquette (called after The Damned album) were their hometown (drinking) buddies and they've quite often exchanged members which resulted in them playing punk with a bit of ska here and there too. They had split 10" with Juggling Jugulars, later became Scunnered and that's about all I could find out 'bout them.
Nutcase were from Kiel, Germany and I like them least. Some songs are OK - some not and scottish punks take the win here. I guess that this record was another product of a couple of bands touring together. The label Trapdoor Recordz who released this is also from Kiel.
OK. Now go 'n' get it.

Released: 1996
Label: Trapdoor Recordz
Size: 92 MB

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01. Machine Gun Etiquette - Reasons
02. Nutcase - Human Type Thing
03. Ex-Cathedra - Rwanda pt. 1
04. Machine Gun Etiquette - Work 2 Die
05. Nutcase - Nightmare
06. Ex-Cathedra - No Time To Be Young
07. Machine Gun Etiquette - Suckered
08. Nutcase - Hollywood
09. Nutcase - Die Zeiten...
10. Ex-Cathedra - Critical Eye
11. Machine Gun Etiquette - Boredom Factor 10
12. Nutcase - Disappointed vs. Diskock
13. Ex-Cathedra - Got No Answers
14. Machine Gun Etiquette - Frontline
15. Nutcase - ST&M
16. Ex-Cathedra - Rwanda pt. 2