Monday, August 13, 2012

Los Angeles Post-Punk, Vol. 11


Featured Acts:

17 Pygmies, Angst, Autistics, Baby Blue, Berlin, Carl Stone, Deep Six, Descendents, Detox, Dos, Earth Dies Burning, Eazy Teeth, Erth, Food And Shelter, Holly And The Italians, Invisible Zoo, Jamie Sheriff, Johnny's, Jon St. James, Kendra Smith, Linda J. Albertano, Mark Nine, Mestizo, Necropolis of Love, Painted Willie, Pleasure Mask, Q, Red Scare, Resistance, Slovenly, The Blades, The Brainiacs, The Kipper Kids, The Pop, The Rain Parade, The Reactors, The Rub, The Soul Brothers, The Unknowns, Vox Pop, X, Z6, Zamp Nicall

Deep Six, Ghostride (Ici, 1981) 
Disk 1
1 The Unknowns — Not My Memory (1981) 2:21
2 X — I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (1983) 4:15
3 Earth Dies Burning — Pork Yoghurt (1982) 0:41
4 Dos — Taking Away The Fire (1986) 4:15
5 Angst — Some Things (I Can't Get Used To) (1986) 3:26
6 Z6 — You, Eugene & Me (1982) 3:03
7 Holly And The Italians — Youth Coup (1981) 2:41
8 Deep Six — Ghostride (1981) 2:49
9 The Brainiacs — Suzie's So Unsure (1979) 2:02
10 Berlin — Tell Me Why (1981) 4:10
11 17 Pygmies — Childbride + Cheganca (1983) 3:22
12 Mestizo — What Am I Gonna Do (1983) 3:18
13 Q — Music's Gone (1982) 2:52
14 Zamp Nicall — Music Man (1985) 3:29
15 The Pop — Down On The Boulevard (1977) 2:42
16 Slovenly — Even So (1983) 3:42
17 Food And Shelter — Nun With A Gun (1984) 3:18
18 Eazy Teeth — Her Blade (1980) 4:20
19 Jamie Sheriff — China (1982) 4:00
20 Detox — Placidyl Polka (Eddie's Drunk Again) (1985) 2:23
21 Carl Stone — Wave Heat (1984) 3:29
22 Necropolis of Love — The Tunnel (1984) 6:54
23 Vox Pop — Become A Pagan (1982) 4:29
24 The Kipper Kids — Sheik of Araby (1983) 4:28

Vox Pop, Become a Pagan (Mystic Records, 1982)
Disk 2
25 The Rub — A Thousand Days (1990) 4:24
26 Kendra Smith — Temporarily Lucy (1995) 4:42
27 The Reactors — It's hard to be a rebel (1980) 2:34
28 The Soul Brothers — Du Bist K√§se (1990) 3:07
29 Baby Blue — Rock N' Roll Rebel (1980) 3:01
30 Johnny's — Spy For Your Love (1979) 2:25
31 Pleasure Mask — The Touch (1983) 3:59
32 The Rain Parade — What's She Done to Your Mind (1983) 2:56
33 Food And Shelter — I Like Smog (1984) 3:15
34 Invisible Zoo — Nobody's Girl (1983) 4:16
35 Slovenly — Prejudice (1987) 2:26
36 Descendents — Catalina (1982) 1:46
37 Mark Nine — Sun And Shadows (1990) 7:31
38 Painted Willie — Kill It (1984) 3:15
39 Resistance — Bombs For Peace (1986) 3:22
40 Autistics — Girls (1981) 3:25
41 The Blades — Vera (1982) 3:04
42 Earth Dies Burning — Another 6 Year Old (1982) 1:08
43 Jon St. James — Fast Impressions (1986) 4:08
44 Rain Parade — Talking In My Sleep (1983) 3:47
45 The Pop — I Want To Touch You (1979) 3:33
46 Red Scare — Sunny (1984) 2:22
47 The Brainiacs — Stunned (1979) 2:33
48 Erth —  The View (1986) 4:06
49 Linda J. Albertano — S.O.S. (1987) 1:43

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Los Angeles Post-Punk, Vol. 10


Featured Acts:

Arrow Book Club, Bakersfield Boogie Boys, Claude Coma And The I.V's, Concrete Blonde, Deviation Social, Dream 6, Ethyl Meatplow, fIREHOSE, Funeral, Gary Kail & Zurich 1916, God And The State, Great City, Hilary, Holly and Joey, Joe 'n' Mike, Josie Cotton, Magnolia Thunderpussy, Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Nadia Kapiche, Pat Smear, Q, Radio Werewolf, Systems of Romance, T.S.O.L., Tender Fury, The Alley Cats, The Coupe De Villes, The Crowd, The Go-Go's, The Halibuts, The Rave-Ups, The Rub, The Wake, Thelonious Monster, Twisted Roots, UXA, X

Pat Smear, Ruthensmear (SST, 1987)
1 Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo — Forbidden Zone (1980) 2:52
2 The Alley Cats — King Of The Street Fights (1981) 3:43
3 Tender Fury — Look Back In Anger (1988) 3:45
4 Dream 6 — Rain (1985) 3:16
5 Thelonious Monster — I Live In A Nice House (1992) 3:47
6 Funeral — Ant Trap (1981) 2:15
7 Josie Cotton — Johnny, Are You Queer? (1982) 2:47
8 Pat Smear — Sahara Hotel (1987) 5:24
9 Twisted Roots — Every Party Song (1986) 4:36
10 Claude Coma And The I.V's — Minimum Wage (1982) 2:41
11 fIREHOSE — Brave Captain (1986) 3:15
12 The Crowd — Right Time (1980) 2:30
13 The Go-Go's — Cool Jerk (1982) 2:31
14 Arrow Book Club — Get Down Part 4 (1980) 1:33
15 Bakersfield Boogie Boys — Flying Tigers (1980) 3:30
16 Great City — A Dollar, A Ruble (1986) 5:16
17 The Rave-Ups — Better World (1985) 4:54
18 X — Los Angeles (1981) 2:24
19 The Coupe De Villes — Waiting Out the Eighties (1985) 3:08
20 T.S.O.L. — Word Is (1982) 2:35
21 UXA — Paranoia Is Freedom (1980) 3:50
22 Hilary — I Live (1983) 4:25
23 The Halibuts — Shorepound (1984) 2:50
24 Magnolia Thunderpussy — Circle (1985) 4:33

The Rub, Bikini Gospel (Happy Squid Record, 1987)
25 Nadia Kapiche — Africa (1981) 5:15
26 Deviation Social — Machines Convulse (1984) 3:27
27 Q — Playback (1982) 3:07
28 The Wake — Forever's Fair (1985) 3:38
29 Claude Coma And The I.V's — I Don't Trust You (1982) 2:24
30 The Crowd — On My Own (1980) 2:18
31 The Alley Cats — Nightmare City (1981) 2:54
32 Gary Kail & Zurich 1916 — Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself (1983) 7:05
33 Concrete Blonde — Joey (1990) 4:08
34 The Rub — Death of Pop (1987) 2:46
35 The Go-Go's — Lust To Love (1981) 3:28
36 Thelonious Monster — Sammy Hagar Weekend (1989) 3:00
37 Bakersfield Boogie Boys — Okie from Muskogee (1980) 2:01
38 X — Johnny Hit And Run Paulene (1981) 2:51
39 Tender Fury — Kill Cindy (1988) 3:16
40 God And The State — Anorexia (1985) 3:47
41 Radio Werewolf — Incubus (1989) 4:02
42 fIREHOSE — Under the Influence of Meat Puppets (1986) 1:58
43 Joe 'n' Mike — Everywhere (1989) 2:41
44 Ethyl Meatplow — Silly Dawg (1990) 3:37
45 The Rave-Ups — Remember (Newman's Lovesong) (1985) 3:01
46 Systems of Romance — Girls Want Thrills (1983) 3:19
47 The Halibuts — Gnarly! (1984) 2:42
48 The Rub — No Sympathy (1999) 1:59
49 Holly and Joey — I Got You Babe (1982) 3:36

I haven't given any credit as of yet to the many amazing music blogs that long predated mine, and from which I've drawn a lot of my material prior to purchasing a turntable. My rationale has been that I think some of them would not too much attention drawn to them due to legal consequences, especially as most of them contain entire LPs and EPs for download. As it is, a lot of these blogs have been somewhat gutted by legal actions during the years that I've been visiting them, especially those sites that housed their files on Megaupload.

One site that I will mention, though, is Pig State Recon, partly because they seem to post only single tracks or small compilations, and partly because I've used some of their choices as my own from the catalogues of some of the artists. Tracks from this set such as Twisted Roots' "Every Party Song," Magnolia Thunderpussy's "Circle" and Jon 'n' Mike's "Everywhere" were found on Pig State Recon (I actually own the Twisted Roots CD but haven't listened to it much). In a few cases we picked the same tracks for posting, such as Electric Peace's "Case of Dynamite," with no knowledge of the other.