Monday, June 18, 2012

Los Angeles Post-Punk, Vol. 6

Featured acts:

3D Picnic, A Produce, Battery Farley, Bay Of Pigs, Bulimia Banquet, Chris Manecke, Christian Lunch, Cigarettes, Descendents, Doubting Thomas, Erratic, Extruders, Eyes, Fishbone, Flyboys, Gary Valentine, Jimmy Smack, John J. Lafia, John Trubee, Ken, Man From Missouri, Minutemen, Motor Totemist Guild, Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Nip Drivers, Pat Smear, Peer Group, Poetic, Redd Kross, Rhythm Plague, Rich and Famous , Rich La Bonté, Saccharine Trust, Schematix, Tao Mao, The Brainiacs, The Holy Sisters Of The Gaga Dada, The Middle Class, TSOL, Tupelo Chain Sex, Twisted Roots, Vicious Fish, Vivabeat, White Glove Test

Christian Lunch, Unreliable Sources (Alternative Tentacles, 1990)
Disk 1
1 Pat Smear — Golden Boys (1987) 3:20
2 Redd Kross — Love Is You (1987) 2:29
3 Descendents — Impressions (1987) 3:08
4 Twisted Roots — The Yellow One (1981) 3:03
5 Bay Of Pigs — Manchild (1984) 3:05
6 Gary Valentine — The Ballad Of Nathaniel West (1979) 4:01
7 Poetic — Snowflake (1980) 0:26
8 Nip Drivers — Cindy (1984) 1:34
9 Man From Missouri — Epitaph (1990) 4:35
10 Battery Farley — Dress For Obscurity (1985) 3:39
11 Jimmy Smack — Untitled (1982) 1:27
12 Fishbone — Party at Ground Zero (1985) 6:28
13 Vivabeat — Man From China (1979) 5:23
14 Flyboys — I Couldn't Tell (1980) 2:46
15 Rich and Famous  — Neutron Star (1978) 4:05
16 Peer Group — I Saw That Movie (1981) 1:07
17 The Brainiacs — Drunk with Funk (1981) 4:03
18 A Produce — Pulse (1988) 4:00
19 The Middle Class — Home Is Where (1980) 2:09
20 TSOL — Soft Focus (1982) 3:33
21 Christian Lunch — Strangling Of a Small Dog (1981) 1:43
22 Tupelo Chain Sex — The Dream (1983) 4:55
23 Doubting Thomas — Helen Keller (1987) 2:50
24 The Holy Sisters Of The Gaga Dada — Neighbor's Scream (1986) 3:55
25 Tao Mao — Mokusatsu (1985) 3:42

Middle Class, Homeland (Pulse Records, 1982)
Disk 2
26 Minutemen — Ack Ack Ack (1985) 0:27
27 Bulimia Banquet — Satan's Doorstep (1986) 2:24
28 Descendents — Weinerschnitzel (1985) 0:14
29 The Middle Class — The Call (2008) 4:18
30 Battery Farley — Memories Of You (1985) 4:38
31 Ken — Purposeless Attitudes (1981) 1:28
32 Nip Drivers — Have You Ever Benn Mellow (1985) 3:05
33 White Glove Test — Leap (1990) 2:38
34 Motor Totemist Guild — In Sackcloth and Ashes (1996) 1:47
35 Twisted Roots — Mommy's Always Busy In The Kitchen (1981) 1:36
36 Erratic — I Wrecked Myself (1980) 3:52
37 Saccharine Trust — Effort to Waste (1986) 3:30
38 Schematix — Jagged Edge (1980) 3:49
39 Extruders — She Pushed Plastic (1981) 2:54
40 Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo — Ballad of the Caveman (1978) 1:34
41 Christian Lunch — Monika Po (1981) 2:30
42 Rich La Bonté — Mayan Canals (1981) 5:32
43 Chris Manecke — Mulholland Daydream (c. 1985) 3:07
44 Rhythm Plague — Radio Free Dude (1985) 6:31
45 John J. Lafia — Queen of the Nile (1984) 3:49
46 Cigarettes — Gimme Cigarette (1978) 2:28
47 Eyes — Taqn (1979) 1:59
48 Vicious Fish — Not Fade Away (1989) 1:49
49 The Middle Class — Out Of Vogue (1978) 1:07
50 3D Picnic — In Their Eyes (1989) 5:14
51 John Trubee — Crawling Down The Corridor (1984) 3:49
51 Tupelo Chain Sex — Everyday's A Holiday (1984) 4:28

All the bands, with the exception of The Minutemen, haven't appeared in any of the previous volumes, so these notes are going to be sketchy because I don't have the time to ruminate in any serious way on the tracks. They are also in (roughly) alphabetical order. For what that's worth.

I don’t know much about 3D Picnic, who produced two LPs. Their first, Dirt, contains a mix of styles from Paisley Underground folk rolk to more post-punk fare, though none of it too dangerous. This track is from a compilation called Ultraviolet and doesn’t appear on either disk. 

A Produce was the person behind the band Afterimage which appears in early volumes of this series. His own music tends toward the ambient, though this track and a few others have something like a kinky energy. He was the creator of the label Trans Port which specialized in what came to be known as “trance music” though in fact most of what I’ve heard of his work doesn’t sound like later trance music (which is more beat heavy). A Clearing is available in its entirety at CDBaby, though most of his other material appears to be out of print. He passed away in 2011.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Los Angeles Post-Punk, Vol. 5


Featured Acts:

Afterimage, Angst, Anna Homler, Beat-E-O's, Berlin, Blood on the Saddle, Cambridge Apostles, Christina, Cyrnai, Dark Arts, Dogma Probe, Doll Congress, Eddie & The Subtitles, Ex-Voto, Factory, Geza X And The Mommymen, Gothic Hut, Idle Lovéll, Laws of Motion, Le Forte Four, League of Nations, Marnie Sounds, Ministry Of Love, Minutemen, Oingo Boingo, Opal, Peter Ivers, Rainy Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rhino 39, Rik L Rik, Screaming for Emily, Screams For Tina, Sleeping Dogs, Suburban Lawns, Surf Punks, The Dickies, The Last, The Prime Movers, The Quick, Trees, Wet Picnic, Zoogz Rift.

Eddie and the Subtitles, Dead Drunks Don't Dance LP (13th Story, 1983)
Disk 1
1 Rainy Day — Soon Be Home (a Quick One While He's Away) (1984) 4:9
2 The Dickies — Attack of the Mole Men (1979) 3:41
3 Doll Congress — Concrete and Clay (1982) 4:23
4 Zoogz Rift — The Great Apes Ate Grapes (1979) 2:34
5 Marnie Sounds — Coquette, Circus Girl (1991) 5:48
6 Eddie & The Subtitles — Shoot Up And Dance (1983) 2:32
7 The Quick — My Purgatory Years (1976) 5:17
8 Geza X And The Mommymen — Isotope Soap (1982) 2:18
9 Blood on the Saddle — I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again (1983) 1:42
10 Beat-E-O's — Arabian Reggae (1981) 3:37
11 Le Forte Four — The Lowest Form Of Music (1980) 3:9
12 Suburban Lawns — My Boyfriend (1979) 1:39
13 Surf Punks — Can't Get A Tan (1979) 2:44
14 Afterimage — Out Of Breath (1990) 3:46
15 Cambridge Apostles — Can't Fight The Feeling (1983) 4:17
16 Oingo Boingo — I'm Afraid (1979) 3:32
17 Ministry Of Love — Nuclear Stone Age (1987) 3:26
18 Cyrnai — Waydom (1985) 3:40
19 Opal — A Falling Star (1987) 1:25
20 The Prime Movers — Pieces (1984) 2:56
21 Gothic Hut — There Has To Be An Answer (1982) 3:14
22 Screaming for Emily — The Love (1987) 4:43
23 Berlin — A Matter of Time (1980) 4:7
24 Laws of Motion — Check It In The Mirror (1984) 4:43


The Quick, Mondo Deco LP (Mercury Records, 1976)
25 Zoogz Rift — Idiots On The Miniature Golf Course (1979) 0:32
26 Sleeping Dogs — Same Old Song (1982) 1:32
27 The Last — She Don't Know Why I'm Here (1979) 3:29
28 Doll Congress — Easy to Touch (1982) 3:17
29 League of Nations — Illuminas (1984) 4:3
30 Ex-Voto — The Devil's Work (1990) 4:11
31 Dark Arts — Rivers (1986) 4:59
32 Anna Homler — Karu Karu (1987) 2:18
33 Rik L Rik — Meat House (acoustic) (1981) 1:31
34 Minutemen — Polarity (1983) 1:48
35 Beat-E-O's — He Waiting (1981) 2:56
36 Angst — Pig (1983) 1:43
37 Dogma Probe — A Word of Warning (1982) 3:17
38 Peter Ivers — I'm Sorry Alice (1976) 4:8
39 Zoogz Rift — Locked Out (1988) 2:10
40 Screams For Tina — Nightmare (1986) 3:1
41 Trees — India (1982) 3:4
42 Idle Lovéll — I Can't Wait (1984) 4:1
43 Rhino 39 — Marry It (1981) 2:26
44 Eddie & The Subtitles — Tonight (1983) 2:19
45 Wet Picnic — Cocktailed Sky (1982) 5:24
46 Red Hot Chili Peppers — Lovin' And Touchin' (1989) 0:36
47 Factory — Vapor Lock (1987) 2:6
48 Opal — Happy Nightmare Baby (1987) 2:57
49 The Quick — Over The Rainbow (1977) 3:10
50 The Dickies — Nights in White Satin (1979) 2:55
51 Christina — Surprise! (Is that all there is?) (1980) 5:41


Liner notes after jump.