Sunday, November 1, 2009


This post has been one of serious frustration. Mainly because the band I'm going to post discography is almost impossible to track down in its entirety (and Ive been trying for well over ten plus years). Thankfully, I have been able to find almost everything from 1981 to 1986, with exception to one version of the "Open Eyes, Open Ears, Brains to Think and a Mouth to Speak " LP on Rude Records. Anyway, the band I'm talking about is Upright Citizens from Bottrop Germany. Probably one of my favorite bands of all time, The UC formed in 1981 and lasted till 2003 and have released well over a dozen records. For some reason, all of their early stuff is pretty easy to find, however, It's mainly the later stuff which has become damn near impossible for me to track down. Here is the discography:

Upright Citizens - Bombs Of Peace 12" EP (H'art Records 1982)

Ok, I have no info on the second cover, if its a repress or a what, but I found it over at Good Music For Bad Bad Times. This was repressed on a cassette that was put out by the band called "Cross Section" )Which I have no info on, as well as the 1994 repress of "Make The future Mine and Yours LP" on Impact! records, and a third time by Ox Fanzine in 2001. Assuming both the prices and the scarceity of the represses that they're out of print.

Track List:
1. Now Or Never
2. I Hate Church
3. Holocaust
4. Fuck The Army
5. He's Dead 6.
7. Scum Of The Earth
8. Neonazis In Der BRD


Upright Citizens - Make The Future Mine And Yours LP (H'art Records 1983)

Once again, This was repressed with the "Bombs Of Peace EP" on CD and LP in both 1994, and 2001 by both Impact! records and Ox fanzine respectively. I'm posting the absolutely horrible artwork from the Impact records press (one of the good things about it is the lyric sheet). From what Ive seen, the Ox fanzine press used the original art.
here it is:

Track Listing (First Press):
1. Attack
2. Yellow Press
3. Long Songs
4. Now or Never
5. Feel My Fate
6. Pseudo Punk
7. You Make Me Sick (Satan's Rats)
8. No Tears for Yesterday
9. Ground Zero
10. Swastika Rats
11. Government Wins!
12. The End
13. Never Say Goodbye
14. Hated
15. What are We Gonna Do Now?



This is one that confuses me.Firstly, there are two versions of this LP. The first version was pressed on Rude in 1984, and according to sources, it is a totally different recording then what came out on BYO Records in 1985. However, Ive never been able to find a copy of the Rude pressing, so, I cant verify that. All I know is that I have a cassette copy of the BYO press and it seems that the bass and treble are super high. Inccidently, There was a copy pressed in 1991 from Spain that sounds to have a different mix then the BYO records pressing. It also has different artwork. you can see it over at 1000 Asprines Blogsite (the tracks have been taken down, And I do have a copy of it somewhere, but I have to find them). It was also repressed in 1994 with the "Kiss Me Now 12" EP, which I will also post here.

Track Listing:
1. Cyclone
2. Right Way
3. Now Or Never
4. Future Dreams
5. Government Wins!
6. Holocaust
7. Dead Blood
8. Stand Up
9. Swastika Ratss
10.Bombs Of Peace
11.The Dark Side Of My Mind
13.No Tears For Yesterday
14.Yellow Press
15.What Are We Gonna Do?


Upright Citizens - Facts And Views EP (Skvaller Records 1985)

Track Listing:
1. Dead Blood
2. Future Dreams
3. Bombs Of Peace (Re-recorded)
4. Swastika Ratss (Re-recorded)
5. Right Way


Upright Citizens - Kiss Me Now EP (UC 1986)

This is one of the last widely available UC EP's. Pressed by the band themselves so Im not too sure what the pressing amounts are. This is also somewhat of a shift muscly for the band, although a few songs are a bit slow, the rest are quite good.
Track Listings:
1. Kiss Me Now
2. 1984
3. Arm The World To Death
4. Blowing In The Wind
5. Hammer And Sickle
6. Adrenalin
7. Love Is Pain

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Upright Citizens - Cross Section Cassette (Upright Citizens)
I haveno infoo on this at all, except that it was released in the late 80's by the band. It basicly contains all the out of print stuff from the Bombs of Peace EP to Facts and Views and a few live songs from the US tour in 1986. This is missing a few songs from a couple comps.


Upright Citizens - Colour Your Life CD (Impact Records 1994)

Ok, So this leaves a large gap in the UC discography, but this is fairly easy to find. This was the last Album released, and unlike the previous stuff, this lacks a punch that the older stuff had. However it is still enjoyable.
Track Listings:
1. Changing Of The Guard
2. Wasted Time
3. Set My World On Fire
4. Underground
5. Ghostships
6. Feeling Down
7. Countrymen In No-Man's Land
8. Hidden Screams
9. Rainy Days
10. Lucky Star
11. Cold Feelings
12. Nothing
13. Farewell


Upright Citizens - Comp Tracks and Unknown stuff 1982 - 1994
I have no clue about some of these tracks, however some have come from the Beating the Meat Comp, Keine Experiment!, We Dont Want Your Fucking Law Comps amongst others that I'm not sure of.


This concludes what I have/Or know on the band. If someone could help fill in the gaps with the following records:
Farewell EP (1988 or the repress mini CD)
Ive Got The Home Town Blues 7" (1990)
Underground Mini CD (1993)
If you have a rip, or can make one, Please please please! GET IN TOUCH!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Its time for a new deal.....

I've basically gotten sick of blogging. I'm not planing on stopping, I just need to figure out in what direction I want to take this. I feel that having a blog that focuses mainly on punk is a limiting thing, considering my love of music of all genres. Also the frustration of the blogosphere being as expansive and huge as it is, it's kinda hard to be original . I also deleted several older post that had stuff that was fairly easy to find, In favor of more obscure and harder to find items, out of print stuff and KBD/Bloodstains type stuff, but not limited to any specific genre. So, I guess with all that, Today I shall be posting some various Metal/Crust demos and EP's/singles that I've found. PS. Thanks to Audio Heaven for the first Nuclear Assault demo, and Metal Soldiers blog for the Mayhem Demo.

First off is:

Anthrax - Neil Turbin Demos 1982

Track List:
1: Across the River - Howling Furies
2. Hate
3. Pestilence
4. Satans Wheels
5. Bud E Lovebomb And Satans Lounge Band


Mantas - Death By Metal Demo 1983

Track Listings:

Legion of Doom

Evil Dead

Beyond the Unholy Grave

Power of Darkness

Death by Metal


Mayhem - Pure Fucking Armageddon Demo 1986


1. Voice of a Tortured Skull (Intro)
2. Carnage
3. Ghoul
4. Black Metal (Total Death version)
5. Pure Fucking Armageddon
6. Mayhem (Unmixed)
7 .Ghoul (Unmixed)
8. Pure Fucking Armageddon (Unmixed)
9. Carnage (Unmixed)


Nuclear Assault - Demo 1984

01.Stranded in hell
03.Cold steel
04.The plague
05.Cross of iron
07.Hang the pope


Nuclear Assault - Live, Suffer, Die Demo 1985

1. Live, Suffer, Die
2. Betrayal
3. Hang The Pope
4. Radiation Sickness
5. Demolition


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Olho Seco

I guess some albums change peoples lives in profound ways, and I know I've posted a lot of rants and raves about the "Welcome to 1984" comp in the past, and this is another related post. Ive spent years tracking down most of the output of the bands on the comp, and i have almost succeeded. Here is a chronicle of another band whom out of all of the bands on that comp, Ive loved most. Olho Seco formed in San Paulo in 1980, with members of Colera. I don't know much about them other then they still play, there from Brazil and they are AWESOME! There's a good link at Kill From The Heart.

Olho Seco -Botas, Fuzis E' Capacetes (Punk Rock Discos 1983)

This is one of my favorite releases of there's, It has been repackaged as an a sorta incomplete discography CD on Gravacoes Sem Qualidade records.
Track Listing:
1. Nada
2. Botas Fuzis Capacetes
3. Muito Obrigado


OLHO SECO - ST EP (Pogar Records, 1984)

Just as good as the First EP, the only thing that its lacking on is the live side (mainly because for the most part I hate live recordings). It has one of my favorite Olho Seco songs ever (Isto e' Olho Seco).
Track Listings:
1. Isto é Olho Seco
2. Castidade
3. Sinto (Live)
4. Lutar matar (Live)
5. Vida violenta (Live)


Olho Seco - Fome Nuclear ( Label Unknown, 1988)

With this release, we see Olho Seco taking a more Noise/Thrash approach. Not one of my favorites, but here for the completest nerd.

Track Listing:
1. Fome Nuclear
2. Johnny Black
3. Vencer Regras
4. Sintomas Dementes
Olho Seco - Olho Por Olho LP (Cogumelo Records, 1989)

The First and only LP before the first break up, and follows in the manner of the Fome Nuclear EP. One big cacophony of noise, and is somewhat akin to what Ratos de Porão where putting out at the time.
Track Listing:

1. Vencer
2. Regras
3. Condenado
4. Sintomas dementes
5. Erupação
6. Canibais
7. Johnny Black
8. A vingança (de Johnny)
9. Olho por Olho
10. Pó em ruína
11. Fome nuclear
12. Desintegraçáo
13. Olho Seco
14. Vai tomar
15. Besta humana


Olho Seco - Havera' Futuro? CD (Gravacoes Sem Qualidade Records, 1997)

I dont have a lot of info on this CD, it apears to be a re-recording of a bunch of early stuff. Frankly, I think this fucking rocks and everyone needs to have a copy, that is if you can find it, not sure if its in print, but I found a copy on Soulseek.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Three Related Pieces

Ive always had a big thing for Scandinavian and Finish thrash and hardcore. I think M.R.R.'s "Welcome to 1984" exposed me to some amazing shit, Mainly Rattus, The Bristles, The Headcleaners( or HUVUDTVÄTT as they are also known). It was as always downhill from there. The First offering is something that Ive been on the lookout for a good long while is the AMAZING "Beating The Meat" comp. It was released on the Xcentric Noise label (who also put stuff out by the Cult Manix, The Headcleaners, and Born BC). It features 25 awesome tracks by Olho Seco, Rattus, Colera, The Neos, Upright Citizens, Most of which Ive never heard before.

VA - BEATING THE MEAT (XCentric Noise Records, 1984)

Track Listing:

Huvudtvätt - huvudtvätt (Sweden)
Cult Maniax - american dream (UK)
S.I.B. - no one rules (Italy)
Neos - opposition to violence (Canada)
Neos - typical (Canada)
Upright Citizens - swastika rats (Germany)
Ohlo Seco - nada (Brazil)
Suicide - violent games (UK)
Colera - suburbio geral (Brazil)
Colera - palperbrite (Brazil)
Plastick - races (UK)
Powerage - vengeance of youth (South Africa)
Plastick - i feel like batman (UK)
Protest - troubles (UK)
Terveet Kädet - pissau + passkau (Finland)
Terveet Kädet - heislelltat (Finland)
Upright Citizens - stormy monday (Germany)
Huvudtvätt - stryk (Sweden)
Huvudtvätt - ren logn (Sweden)
Powerage - wwIII (South Africa)
Ohlo Seco - castidade (Brazil)
Ohlo Seco - ohlo de gato (Brazil)
S.I.B. - secret life (Italy)
Rattus - miks haluat (Finland)
Rattus - ruumia ruumita (Finland)
Cult Maniax - road to nowhere (uk)

Ok, The next two are by the mighty HUVUDTVÄTT! I don't really have a ton of info on them except that they where from Sweden, Put out five records, and only played live once. Here are the first and third EP's. I also at one point had a tape with a bunch of there stuff on it, but have no clue what happened to it. IF anyone has the following please let me know: Panic Boys/Huvudtvatt split EP and the Huvudtvatt/ Kurt I kuvos split LP. THANKS!

HUVUDTVÄTT (The Headcleaners ) Disinfection EP (Malign Massacre, 1981)

Track Listing:
1. Dying In A Maze
2. Kill The Royalties
3. Death Threat
4. Where Is
5. Disinfect
6. Over The Wall
7. Police Perversities


HUVUDTVÄTT (The Headcleaners) - The Infection Grows (XCentric Noise, 1983)
Note how this cover was recycled for the Beating The Meat comp, and yes, It was draw by Pushead.

Track Listing:
1. With Medication
2. Epidemic Infection
3. No Sense
4. Invented Crap
5. Piles Of Flesh
6. Destruction In Mind


Monday, May 25, 2009

Oh, I forgot to ask.

Ive been in a most horrible music slump the past few months. Ive been finding punk (with a few exceptions of course) to be less interesting. I know like a lot of people, I go through Phases with what I like and what I don't give much listen to. I'm in search of at the moment:
Rare blues (pre 50's)
Obscure R&B and soul
Folk Punk
Caribbean Music (Mento, Ska, Reggae, Various Latin Caribbean roots music)
Latin Boogaloo
Any Celtic music or Sea Shanty (looking for anything by Junkman's Choir or Nyah Fearties)
Early Country/Western, Bop Music
Appalachian Music/Traditional American, Irish and English folk music
ANY OTHER WORLD MUSIC (im looking for African 60's, Mod and Psych).
If anyone has any suggestions, or links, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
Thanks a million folks!

Its Been Forever

I know I haven't been a regular poster on this thing, mush to my dismay. I guess somehow the novelty wore off, and I got busy with this thing called life. Anyway, to recap the last eight months since I've posted: Got Married, got nicked, went to jail, spent six months away from home on probation, got back home (Pretty intense I know).
I set out initially to never cover stuff like politics or to discuss life issues, but I guess that politics,music and life issues tend to go hand in hand. I was watching the documentary "The Future Is Unwritten" last night with the wife and it made me truly think about life and the term "Heroes". It seems to be something thrown around a lot and directed towards a lot of lame and undeserving people. What really makes a hero anyway? You can become a hero by serving your country, being a soldier; but I think that's just being of a solid mind and doing ones duty. I don't know how many vets I've met who just say " I was just doing my job" and take no glory in being a "Hero". Then however on the other hand, you have undeserving wankers being labeled heroes that simply don't deserve the recognition. Politicians who take credit for things that they don't live up to; lame, bloated musicians and rock stars who;s excessive lifestyles make me sick and etc. We have to face it that so many in our society look up to these lame fuck heads and aspire to become like them: useless. Celebrity's tend to be my main point for aggression. Its sad that so many adolescent girls look up to useless people like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, various reality TV personalities. OK, anyone who tries to validate that Britney Spears has talent is taking a piss in the ocean. She was mass produced, doesn't write her own songs or music. Paris Hilton is only famous because she's a lame rich kid, who's excess and hedonism made her career and the Reality TV world is just people grasping notoriety because of a piss poor attitude or they fall under whats in style. Its sad.
"The future is Unwritten" was for the lack of a better term beautiful. When I think of a hero I do think of Joe Strummer. The Clash were the first band to really introduce me to punk, to social politics, and to of all things my love of all things that are Black Music. He never basked in useless excess, or shallow ideals; Never was one to run with fame without really acknowledging where it came from: Us. How many big name musicians will stand out in front of a gig giving out tickets, or making sure that we get in and are taken care of? That to me is a hero. Someone who cares about what they do.
So in honour of Joe, I'm going to post a few Clash goodies.

The Clash - Out Of Control Demos

I cant really r
ecall what blog I found this on, needless to say, Its post Mick Jones. I know many people who will sit and say that Cut The Crap was the worst Clash album ever and yo be honest, you're not incorrect. This however is simply amazing. While not exactly what most would consider to be "classic Clash", it is good. I think it mirrors both the 101'ers and his future work with the Mescaleros . Its a shame that this mix wasn't cleaned up to become Cut The Crap. In case most of you don't know, a few songs from this made it to the album, but under Bernie Rhodes loving mix. He replaced most of the drum tracks with drum machines and added a lot of useless garbage.
You can read more here : Cut The Crap
Download Out Of Control

The Clash - Live On WXRT 9/14/1979

This was an old radio broadcast from the mid 80's(?) of a live show in Chicago. I think that this was one of the best periods for live Clash audio. They still had the energy that was somewhat listless towards the end of there career .

Anway, Ill have more Clash live stuff in a few days. Also, if anyone out there has a link to the Complete Bonds Casino show, let me know. Another note too, If you want to swap blog links, just email me and Ill link you. Thanks folks!