Thursday, May 28, 2009

BOOK - The Story of Oi!: Oi! A View From The Dead End Of The Street (1981)

Punk came out in the 70's and it was a big change for Rock music and the working class youth. It said a lot of things that pissed out the rest of society and scared many people, but no music and movement was more real than Oi!. Started in the late 70's and it was real punk, the lyrics ment things and they were acomplished, compare to punk... it was too much talking less activity. Bands like Menace, Sham 69, Cock Sparrer and others influenced to what it became the proudest music of the English working class youth, it was Oi!. Later in the 80's the movement split up, either you had to be a lefty or a right wing. Well, I don't want to spoil it and ruin the book for you. Garry Johnson wrote this fantastic book explaining the rise of Oi! in the 80's and all the controversial events that happen. It also contains great pictures and some lyrics from some of the bands. Later in 2008 Johnson re-released a copy of the book again but this time with some more information, pictures, and even 'Boys Of The Empire' poem book. I actually found this book over the internet acidently. One of the greatest thing about the book is that for the first time an author does not compare, talk about, or even mention about fascim in the skinhead scene. Well, is about time too. I hope you love this piece of art!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Perdition - You Don't Have To DEMO (1983)

In the early 80's, bands like Vicious Circle, Depression, and Civil Dissident were the best punk bands in Australia, but you can't leave 'Perdition' to the side. Formed sometime in 1983 in Adelaide in the southern side of the gigantic island of Australia. The band released a few demo tapes but 'You Don't Have To' and 'A Positive Alternative Torture' were the most notorious ones released in 1983. One of Perdition's best impresion was when they played with the Dead Kennedys show in september of '83, they manage to impress a large amount of people. In 1984 'Reactor Records' released the band's debut album titled 'The Intoxicated EP' and only 500 copies were pressed. One year later Reactor would re-release the record onto a 12" to improve the mix. The band managed to do very well in the east side of Australia and having great tours, but they had a hard time playing in their own city. In 1985 Perdition released their second album 'How To Teach Your Budgie To Talk' LP once again by Reactor Records, and 1000 copies were pressed. unfortunately, it was one of the label's poorest selling records, as the band had moved in a less "hardcore" direction. That same year they released a split with the Melbourne band, 'Vicious Circle', which came out on the 'Flipside Records' from the U.S. Although this brought the band to an end, do to heading to a poppier sound, the band called it a quit. Still concidered to be one of the best punk bands from Australia.

1. Do We Have A Future
2. Degeneration
3. I'm Laughing
4. Dirty Bastards
5. Mass Destruction
6. Isn't It A Pity
7. Change
8. New Anarchy
9. Knife Attack

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VA - Capitol Kaos (1984)

If you are keeping track of the albums I've been posting, this is a continuation of New Zealand's punk. Vocalist 'Void' from 'Riot 111' organized one of the biggest punk events in the history of Punk in the NZ island. 1983 was the year where all the second wave punk bands from all over the country came together and played for the whole day. Bands like 'No Tag', 'Flesh D-Vice', 'Riot 111', 'Ayrian Army (ECF)' and other great bands from the era. Sadly the festival turned into chaos after the police invasion. Other factors for shutting down the fest was the violence between skinheads, maori gangs, and selfish girlfriends. Still today is concidered to be the most historic festival in the kiwi island. One year after 'Jayrem Records' released live tracks and sealed turning a historic LP. I hope you like it.

1. Ayrian Army - Filthy Punk Rocker
2. Riot 111 - Riot Fever
3. No Tag - What A Great Cuntry
4. Flesh D-Vice - Dead Girls
5. Desperate Measures - 1984
6. Riot 111 - Move To Riot
7. 1st XV - Fascist Tango
8. 1st XV - Do Th'Jug
9. 1st XV - Residental Background
10. 1st XV - Pulled Off
11. Riot 111 - Ake Ake Ake
12. Final Solution - Never Can Tell
13. Desolator - You're Gonna Go Down
14. Aftershock - You Don't Look
15. Flesh D-Vice - Fuck Off Embarassment
16. Zyklon-B - Youth On Our Side

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Flesh D-Vice - 12 Inches Of Hard Flesh (1983)

I bring back another gem from New Zealand. 'Flesh D-Vice' had to be one of the best punk bands and most influencial 2nd wave punk in New Zealand. The band formed in 1980 and in their beginnings they had an Oi!/77 sound. The band quickly made a name for them self after the released of their debut album '12 Inches of Hard Flesh' LP in 1983 by 'Jayrem Records'. Concidered to be an Oi! band at first, shared stages with the skins from 'No Tag', even though the drummer and bass player Richard Watts from Flesh D-Vice were the only skinheads in the band. Watts later left the band after the release of the first LP. The following year the band appeared in the fabulous live compilation LP titled 'Capitol Kaos' released by 'Kaos Records'. Bands like 'No Tag', 'Riot 111', 'Aryan Army' and others appeared on the compilation. By 1984 the band released their second full-length 'Some Blood Stained Morning' by 'Jayrem Records' again. This time the band made some changes in their sound and it was going more towards the 'New Wave'. Flesh D-Vice released one more full-length album and a few EP's and also appeared on a few more compilations. Ten years after the band formed, they called it a quit. Today getting hold of their early LP's and EP's is quite hard and very expensive. For the ones who would like to buy some of their early material try checking Ebay or TradeMe (NZ bitting site). Enjoy it!

1. Baby On My Mind
2. Dead Girls
3. War Boots
4. Fuck Off Embarrasment
5. Friday Nites
6. Desolation Dogs
7. Kill That Girl Well!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dose Brutal - Dose Brutal CD (1995)

Brazil in the 80's had many great punk bands, but no punk band can compare to 'Dose Brutal'. Formed in the gigantic city of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1980, Dose Brutal became one of the few bands to play for punks and skins, considere to be a Skunx band. By 1982 the unity between punks and skins split up and it made it hard for some bands to choose a side. Bands like 'Garotos Podres' and 'Virus 27' went towards the skinhead scene, even though Dose Brutal still managed to play for both tribes. In 1982 they were invited to play in the biggest punk festival in the history of Brazilian Punk 'O Começo Do Fim Do Mundo', the following year 'Face Da Morte Records' released live recordings from the festival on an LP. The band recorded a few demos and hit the studio in '85. They released their debut LP 'Dose Brutal' in 1987 by 'Radykaos Records' containing 7 tracks that you can see on one of the images that I've posted. Later in 1995 'ABC Records' released the same LP on a CD format including tracks from their early demos. Soon after the released of their self-titled LP the band hit the studio again the following year and recorded tracks for their second album 'Vadia' EP. The band split up before they had a chance to release the EP. In 2000 'Oi! Hammer Records' from Germany released 500 copies of 'Vadia' and sold out quick. Dose Brutal never made a comeback, but it still concidered one of the best bands that ever came out from Sao Paulo. Loved by punks and skins, even though it's ironic since both of them hate each other. I hope you like it.

1. Destino
2. Violencia
3. Humilhados
4. Carro Bomba
5. Vou Nao Vou
6. Policia
7. Anarquia Organizada
BONUS TRACKS
8. Jovens Explorados
9. Abandonados
10. Gritos De Guerra
11. Mundo Cruel
12. Violencia
13. O Que Fazer?
14. Desgraça Do Pais
15. Cuidado Rapaz

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blitz - All Out Attack (1981)

Hello hello, I'm back and I bring you another fabulous gem from the 80's. If you don't know who 'Blitz' is, buddy, you best download this EP right now. Blitz, formed in 1980 from New Mills, Derbyshire, England. Blitz became one of the best Oi! bands from the early 80's, as well as being one of the first street punk bands. The band consisted of two punks and two skins, and their intentions were to bring unity between both tribes. 'All Out Attack' was released by 'No Future Records' in 1981, 1000 copies were pressed and quickly sold out every copy. Even still today it's pretty hard getting a copy of the original EP. The following year 'No Future' released what it would be Blitz masterpiece 'Voice Of A Generation' LP, which did not included tracks from 'All Out Attack'. About that same year the band started having numerous changes in their line up. In 1983 the band released their second full-length album 'Second Empire Justice' LP once again by No Future. Their fans were dissapointed and Blitz has changed their style, they were no longer a Punk band. The band came to an end in the early 90's due to musica differences among band memebers. In 2007 guitarrist/songwritter Alan "Nidge" Miller recruited new members and performed gigs under the same name. That same year Blitz did a tour in the U.S. and it led to a catastrophe. Miller was struck by a car and died on the impact while trying to walk in the freeway after a show in Austin, Texas (R.I.P.). Since then the band called it a quit. Blitz albums still sells that if they just came out, the band has sold over thousands of records all over the globe and still one of most covered band by many. I hope you love this EP as much as I do.

1. Someone's Gonna Die Tonight
2. Attack
3. Fight To Live
4. 45 Revolutioons

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Bristles - Don't Give Up EP (1983)

The Bristles are here! ahh what a great band. Formed in the early 80's in Sweden, The Bristles became one of the best punk bands in their land. Specially because they brought unity between punks and skins. The band released a few demo tapes before their debuting EP. Two of there most noticeable tapes were '1 2 Fuck You' recorded by the band and 'Ban The Punk Shops' released by 'Aga Tapes' in '83. That same year they had their release EP 'Don't Give Up' by their own label 'Bristles Punks and Skins Records'. The band put out two more EP's, 'Boys Will Be Boys' (1984), and 'Free The Prisoners' (1986). The band split up in the late 80's and never released a full length disc. In the early 2000's, I don't remember which record label, released a full discography and two live DVD of the band titled 'No Future In The Past', which is still avaliable. Well, thats all I can tell you abou The Bristles. I hope you like it.

1. Bristles Song
2. Punx & Skins
3. 3rd World War
4. Don't Give Up
5. Sick

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