OFFENSIVE ATTITUDE st (Self Released)
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LAST ROUGH CAUSE "the violent few" (No PLan)
The band´s debut release from 1985. Available on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years.
PURE PRESSURE "relampago de furia" (Painkiller) - 7€
Debut 8-track EP from Toronto hardcores PURE PRESSURE. Members of VIOLENT FUTURE, S.H.I.T., SIYAHKAL, PROTRUDERS playing raging hardcore pulling from pre-Roadrunner era NYHC favorites (because they just made it better then). Thrashing speedcore and screaming vocals ala No Thanks crash into Victim in Pain style breakdowns with plenty of other noticeable reference points (SOIA 7”/Life’s Blood/Side By Side). Lyrics that address the nightmares of today because the 80’s are dead.
MUSTA PARAATI "myrsky nousee – the johanna singles 1982-1984" (Svart) - 3x7" BOX SET - 26€
Musta Paraati (Black Parade in English) are a Finnish post-punk/gothic rock band, comparable to Killing Joke and Theatre of Hate. The original band was active for only a few years in the early 1980s, but their lineup changed many times before they dissolved circa 1985. Contains replicas of all three Musta Paraati singles in a slipcase, plus aninsert. Limited edition.
AGNOSTIC FRONT "something's gotta give" (Strenght) - 15€
Agnostic Front's classic album from 1998 re-issued in a glossy gatefold. Officially licensed from Epitaph.
AGNOSTIC FRONT "riot, riot, upstart" (Strenght) - 15€
Agnostic Front's classic album from 1999 re-issued in a glossy gatefold. Officially licensed from Epitaph.
ANGELIC UPSTARTS "independent punk singles 1977 - 1985" (Radiation) DOUBLE LP - 19€
23 tracks spanning the Upstarts' early singles for independent labels, from the groundbreaking 'The Murder Of Liddle Towers' released in 1978 to the controversial 'Brighton Bomb' from 1985. Along with UK chart hits 'Solidarity', 'Not Just A Name', 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Woman In Disguise' and many others, Angelic Upstarts are one of the most iconic bands of the whole skinhead subculture. The group formed in South Shields in 1977 and are still active to this day. This double vinyl LP celebrates their more belligerent days along with their mid-'80s productions, whose approach is more mature and politically challenged. A brilliant and long running UK punk group, this compilation is by far their finest music and a perfect starting point for getting into the Angelic Upstarts. Crucial.
THE CRACK "in search of the crack" (Radiation) - 14€
Founded in 1982, The Crack didn't release their debut album until 1989. These British punkers were often tied into the Oi! scene of the mid-'80s along with Cockney Rejects and The Business, but they had more in common with the melodic punk stylings of 999 and mod groups like The Jam or Secret Affair. Featuring a blistering wall of guitars and biting melodies, from the classic album opener 'My World' to the raw closer 'The Giddy House' The Crack deliver ten fantastic original tunes that, while firmly rooted in 1980s UK anthemic punk, also features a pop sensibility that presages the oncoming Brit-pop scene that would absolutely dominate the '90s. Seriously, we'd bet the farm that the young Gallagher brothers were blasting this back in 1989. Absolutely essential 1980s UK punk that bridges the gap between '80s Oi! and the Brit-pop/power-pop revival. Killer.
DISRUPTERS "open wounds 1980 - 2011" (Overground) -
Compiled by found member and vocalist Steve Hansell, this is the first compilation to span the entire Disrupters career. A one-off pressing on blue vinyl of 500 copies it includes a full size insert with photos and a detailed band history. The Disrupters formed in Norwich in 1980. An early demo sent to Crass saw them appearing on the first 'Bullshit Detector' album. Summer 1981 the band went into the studio and recorded the 'Young Offender' 7" which would be released on their own Radical Change label, establishing the band as one of the premier anarcho-punk bands. Another single 'Shelters For The Rich' followed as did the classic album 'Unrehearsed Wrongs'.
EMILS "fight together for..." (Power It Up) LP + 7" - 18€
In the mid 1980s some german bands began to be more inspired by american hardcore punk. Bands like SPERMBIRDS, SKEEZICKS, JINGO DE LUNCH, H.O.A., UNWANTED YOUTH, S.O.S., ... and EMILS from Hamburg. There was all kind of rumors that actually the well know legendary hamburg punks from "SLIME" where fitting behind the "EMILS" moniker. If you read the band name from the back to the front, then these rumors get pushed but of course, that was nonsense.
The EMILS crossed on their debut album Hardcore Punk and with bits and pieces of Metal. D.R.I. had just invented the crossover and the influences from the states were quite big on the local punk-scene. The EMILS quickly became popular. Lyrics sung in german and dealt with all kind of topics, sometimes critical, political or just fun…the church, neo nazis, chernobyl just had gone off… songs about conformity and the stupidity of the scene, which was expressed in the song "Dumb Punk".
"Fight together for ..." was originally released in 1987 and perhaps for many people the first and best EMILS LP ...
The vinyl reissue includes a bonus EP with 4 previously unreleased live cover songs, as well as a 12-page booklet with liner notes / pictures.
EVEN WORSE "lost album" (Radiation) - 15€
On 180-GRAM VINYL, this is the (previously unreleased on vinyl) LOST ALBUM by pre-NYHC outfit Even Worse. The line-up featured Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid (and previously Beastie Boys' founder John Berry and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore in a later incarnation). These very early '80s recordings were co-produced by Bad Brains and there are additional live tracks from 1981.
G.B.H. "leather, bristles, studs and acne" (Let Them Eat Vinyl) - 16€
Here's an official vinyl reissue of the monumental 1981 release 'Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne' by legendary English punks (Charged) G.B.H.!
GG ALLIN + THE SCUMFUCKS "eat my fuck" (Rats) - 14€
When GG Allin And The Jabbers broke up in 1984 after the album Always Was , Is, And Always Shall Be, Allin joined his brother Merle in Boston and briefly fronted the Cedar Street Sluts before forming a new group dubbed the Scumfucs. He also started his own Blood label in 1984 to release an album with an otherwise unreleasable title, Eat My Fuc (later dubbed E.M.F. when reissued). True to its name, Eat My Fuc marked the point where Allin’s lyrics took a turn for the demented. Several EPs — Hard Candy Cock, I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out, Live Fast, Die Fast — followed, and over the next couple of years, Allin’s live act soon became one of the most feared (or celebrated, depending on your point of view) concert experiences in the Northeast. He was an enormously polarizing figure in the punk community, and — unsurprisingly — found it increasingly difficult to get gigs, especially after a 1986 Village Voice article that chronicled a notorious show at New York City’s Cat Club (reportedly the first time he defecated on-stage). Black vinyl with inserts and poster.
INFERNO "hibakusha" (Power It Up) - 15€
Another classic title from the german hardcore / punk history now for the first time officially reissued. The second full length "Hibakusha" from south germans INFERNO was recorded in summer 85 at the legendary Music Lab Studios in Berlin. 14 brutal songs recorded with a pinch of speedcore that were not to be surpassed in power at the time. The Japanese term "Hibakusha" is used in the Land of the Rising Sun usually in connection with the victims of the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and is as album title already before the recordings. The recordings were remastered by Archie Alert (Guitar,now in TERRORGRUPPE). Cover and Lyricsheet has also been reworked by Howie (Singer).
INFINITE VOID "endless waves" (Contraszt)
INFINITE VOID's final, posthumous recordings has been reanimated and clawed its way from the grave to consume our brains with its brilliants. Formed in 2010 from past and present members of The Diamond Sea, Deep Heat and Circuits, INFINITE VOID from Melbourne / Australia played a gritty and melodic tangle of dark, edgy punk, Australian garage and 90's indie rock driven by brilliant guitar interplay and infectious girl/ guy vocals. Recorded and mixed by Steven Smith at Goatsound Studios on Wurundjeri Land over 2 days in March 2017. Mastered by Steven Smith in March 2018. Cover art by Lou Ellen Cormick. The album is a must for fans of Wipers, For Against, Sleater Kinney, Sonic Youth and alike.
KBO! "perspektiva 1982 - 1989" (No PLan) - 14€
A collection of demo recordings from the beginning of the career of Kbo!, one of the best known punk/HC bands from Yugoslavia that belongs to the second, or rather third wave of Yugo punk. Starting back in 1982, in the following 7 years Kbo! became one of the leading Punk/HC bands in Yugoslavia alongside KUD Idijoti. They released a handful of demo tapes and only at the very end of the 80s had a chance to release their first full length on Greek label Wipe Out Records (Panx Romana, Sress, Anti, Chaos Generation,...). These recordings collected throughout the 80s show the band in their best moments. To top it all, the album comes with an 8 page fanzine that tells the band's history until 1989 together with lyrics and a huge amount of pictures and flyers. If you are interested what the punk/HC scene was like in the 80s in Yugoslavia, this album is for you. The band has been playing for 35 years now and this is a great chance to learn how it all started back in 1982.
300 on black. The record comes with an 8-page fanzine full of original photos from the 80s, biography, lyrics, gig flyers, cassette covers and more. All the versions of these songs have never been on vinyl before.
THE KIDS - st (Radiation) – 16€
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the PHILIPS label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as one of the best punk records EVER, the Kids’ debut album is finally reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977. This is pure and quintessential PUNK ROCK. The second release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good.
KRONSTADT - st (Destructure)
Here we go again with a band from Lille, risen from the still burning ashes of TRAITRE, KRONSTADT is a new band from this really active punk scene. The ease option would be to compare them to their previous band but we won't. KRONSTADT offers some great punk-rock, heady and melancholic but also straightforward and catchy. A bunch of French punk bands from the 80's may come to mind while listening to this as well as more recent stuff but don't get wrong, KRONSTADT is nothing else but KRONSTADT. This 12" gathers anger, disobedience and urgency. KRONSTADT is also a band which succeeds at this hard task which writing french lyrics. This is a corelease with Une Vie Pour Rien, Senseless acts of Anger and Les Âmes d'Atala.
MISFITS "walk among us" (Fan Club) - 14€
"Walk Among Us," The Misfits' legendary 1982 debut album, isn't so much a musical milestone as it is an an American music culture milestone. A mixture of 1950s sci-fi and horror imagery, Elvis, rock-a-billy and still fun, funny, creepy and brilliant. A wonderfully crude 13 songs churned out in just 25 minutes and 25 years later still a classic.
MISFITS "1980 msp sessions" (Misfits Fan) - 16€
1980 msp sessions is a cancelled studio album by the Misfits. It was recorded in 1980 but went unreleased. Caroline Records attempted to release it in 2001, but band members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only called off production and the album was scrapped.
This is a reconstruction of the unreleased 1980 debut album from The Misfits, 12 Hits From Hell, which was scrapped after guitarist Bobby Steele was replaced by Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. Some of the songs were instead released as 7” singles and the remaining tracks were used as a demo to secure a record deal and eventually re-recorded in 1982 as their seminal Walk Among Us. Although 11980 msp sessions was given a modern remix and remaster for a posthumous release in 2001, it was again vetoed and scrapped by vocalist Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only because of errors in mastering, artwork and liner note credit. This reconstruction ignores the posthumous 2001 remix and attempts to collect only authentic mixes to assemble how the album would have sounded in 1980.
MOSKWA “1984 demo” (Warsaw Pact)
In 1983, in the grey, working-class city of Poland - Łódź, a band appeared which would soon be widely talked about throughout the country. In this period, a wave of fast and aggressive hardcore punk rolled through Europe, and thanks to international tape-trading, traces of it hit the Iron Curtain too. Three guys fascinated by the sound of Discharge, GBH and the Scandinavian HC of the era created absolutely brilliant material with a powerful sound and lyrics about our doomed future. After playing a few shows in the spring of 1984, the band entered a semi-recording studio in the garage of Paweł Haus to record their first demo. The material was sent to the Jarocin Festival, and the rest is history: the band immediately became one of the highlights of the punk scene in Poland. Even so, their debut on vinyl wouldn’t come for another five years. Because of a restrictive political system and censorship, many new great bands never had to chance to do truly good sounding, quality recordings, thus losing incredible potential from the golden years of Polish punk. What is left however are a bunch of demos and live recordings. This early period Moskwa demo is a must have for anyone into Eastern European hardcore history. This is the full version of their demo for the first time on vinyl. It had never been released on any format until 2001 when 14 tracks out of the recordings came out on CD with the unfortunate title “1984 Koncert” on SNFP. Mastering by Smok. Strictly limited to a one-time.
MULE SKINNER “beyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP (F.O.A.D.) - 16€ (Black vinyl, ltd. to 200)
A descent into the early terrorizing sounds of this legendary New Orleans’ Death / Grindcore unit. This LP includes their “Stripped of flesh” Demo (1991), “Servitude” EP (1993) and a completely unreleased “Abuse” demo (1993) recently found in the band’s archives. As usual meticulously restored and remastered for the most devastating sonic impact on vinyl. Get ready for a fierce bombing of pulverizing, Death-tinged Grindcore delivered with ferocious speed and tightness. LP includes an insert and a poster with liner notes, rare flyers and photos, original artworks and more! click HERE for the trailer!
MULE SKINNER “airstrike” (F.O.A.D.) - 17€ (Black vinyl, ltd. to 200)
Formed in 1990, MULE SKINNER stands as one of the first Death/Grind outfits spawned by the infernal circles of New Orleans that also gave birth to bands like Eyehategod, Crowbar, Soilent Green, Exhorder and so on. Since their first demo, they proved to take no prisoners with their tight, neck-breaking Grindcore aggression. “Airstrike” marks their merciless comeback 23 years after their devastating debut album “Abuse“. And it sounds like no time has passed since then, as they are even faster and more crushing. Ballistic blast beats, caustic vocals and highly addictive riffs make the 13 songs on this new full length a complete aural warfare in the race to be one of the best Grind albums of the year, recommended to fans of Assück, Terrorizer, Flesh Parade, early Brutal Truth etc. click HERE for the trailer!
NEWTOWN NEUROTICS "elephant demos" (No PLan)
Recorded in 1980 and unreleased until now. 10 songs plus a bonus cover recorded live in 1980 as well.
ORANG ORANG s/t (Contraszt)
ORANG ORANG, consisting of members of the best bands that Göttingen/Bielefeld/Kassel have to offer, play a noisy weird & chaotic interpretation of hardcore / punk in the vein of early Ceremony or Trash Talk. What seperates them from the mentioned is the incredible voice of the singer, that's bursting of coolness and adds a good portion of manic pop to the music.
QUARANTINE "regressive thoughts” (Nikt Nic Nie Wie) GATEFOLD DOUBLE LP - 23€
Available again for the first time in 20 years! - "Quarantine" was a short-lived band from Glasgow, Scotland and featured Brian Curran from Disaffect, Jamie Usher from Sedition and Tracey Fallon debut on Bass & Vocals. - Despite their previous more fast and hardcore inspired bands, QUARANTINE went on playing more passionated and emotional, melancholy fueled punkrock that became semi-legendary among the nineties DIY underground punkrock scene...
This double LP includes their only LP "Automatic Negative Thoughts", released originally 1996 on Nabate Records (Belgium), the "Junction 10" EP and compilation tracks as well as their early demos.
Also included is a zine - format interview about the band’s related stories and their present activities, as well as the lyricsheet. Music and artwork rebuilt with passion. Remastered by Marcin Dymiter and Bri Doom , artwork rebuilt by Mike Champagne (Knife In The Leg, Alert! Alert!, Ohyda and many more).
THE PUNKS "lost & found 1973 to 1977" (Rave Up) DOUBLE LP - 18€
Finally out, after tons of requests, the definitive anthology in a gatefold de-luxe cover, of the bastards sons of the Stooges! The Punks were an American proto punk band from Wateford, Michigan from near Detroit, who were active from 1973-1977. They specialized in a hard-driving, sometimes thrashing sound that anticipated much mid-to-late 1970s punk rock and 1980s hardcore. The group came out of the last vestiges of the Detroit rock scene that produced bands such as MC5, Stooges, and Death, and with these acts they formed a musical bridge between the garage bands of the 1960s and the later punk movement that emerged in New York and London during the mid-1970s. In 1977 they changed their name to the End and moved to New York with hopes of making
their mark in the burgeoning punk rock scene there, but were unsuccessful, and broke up shortly thereafter. Though relatively unknown outside of Detroit and New York in their day, they have more recently garnered the interest and accolades of underground rock enthusiasts who consider them to be pioneers in the prototypical development of punk rock Be fast, this is your last chance to grab the definitive collection of one of the most powerful proto punk bands ever!!!
RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY "talk about the weather" (Radiation) - 15€
RSD 2018 release. A reissue (limited hand-numbered edition) on 180-GRAM VINYL of the 1985 debut-LP by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Back in the day this Leeds-based band gained quite some popularity with its appealing combination of post-punk and goth rock influences. Fans of Wire, Joy Division and Sisters Of Mercy can't do without this title.
RICH KIDS ON LSD "keep laughing" (No Futuro) - 14€
Classic California punk band that crossed the boundaries into hardcore with talented musicianship and a positive attitude. This is their debut album from 1985.
SANCTUS IUDA "discography" (Nikt NIc Nie Wie) DOUBLE LP - 21€
Aside of HOMOMILITIA, polish anarchist crusties of SANCTUS IUDA where pretty active touring (and drinking) through europe's squats and youth centers of the nineties. In 2018 they reformed for 3 DIY festivals in poland to celebratee their anniversary. Here you find:
1. split EP w. SARCASM
2. split EP w. SHARPEVILLE
3. split EP w. REGENERACION
4. split EP w. DOG ON A ROPE
5. „ABC” - cassette LP
6. Covers for unreleased 7"
7. Rave / techno re-mix of „Rząd - korporacje - (wy)zysk” LP
8. 1998 Demo for 2nd LP
SELF DECONSTRUCTION “wounds” LP (F.O.A.D.) - 18€ (Milky white vinyl, ltd. to 250)
Hailing from Tokyo, Japan – SELF DECONSTRUCTION describe themselves as “free-style Grindcore / PowerViolence“. Think of a brutally insane tornado of tempo-changes, suicidal blast beats at outrageous speed and schizophrenic riffing, all topped by the vitriolic screams of the female frontman Kubine. In short: sick as fuck! “Wounds” is their 2016’s album that originally came out on CD only in Japan, released by Break The Records. It consists of 23 bursts of sickness rarely lasting over 1 minute, most of them knocking you down in a few seconds!! To support the band’s first European crusade and above all their appearance at the Obscene Extreme Fest 2018, F.O.A.D. Records and Break The Records join forces to make this brain-stabbing piece of violence finally available on vinyl in a deluxe version including a full colored insert with the original art. Japanese customers get the exclusive blood red version ltd to 250 directly from Break The Records, the F.O.A.D. version on sale here and at the Obscene Extreme Festival is all on milky white vinyl, also limited to 250. click HERE for the trailer
SODOM ソドム "st. requiem" (F.O.A.D.) GATEFOLD LP + 7"
The LP includes the band's cult tape "St. Requiem" (1984) remastered under supervision of the singer Zazie and the EP has their tracks from the rare "ADK Omnibus" 2x7" comp. (1983). Pioneering Japanese Hardcore/Punk combining speed and rage with a dark, claustrophobic mood. Includes a booklet with photos, flyers and original artworks. This record has been in the works for years and it's one of our most important releases of 2018!
TARGET OF DEMAND "man's ruin" (Radiation) - 14€
One of the best kept secrets of '80s California hardcore punk, TARGET OF DEMAND hailed from Long Beach and only released this 10-track smasher on the small Happy Hermit label and a couple compilation tracks before disbanding. Due to their very short existence as a band, and the fact that they were much more influenced by Teen Idles or SS Decontrol and the sounds coming out of Boston and the Midwest, rather than what was going on in California at the time, this incredibly ripping U.S. hardcore mayhem hasn't been reissued until today. Remastered by California punk legend GEZA X, from the original analog tapes, this is 100% pure American hardcore from 1983. RIYL: Black Flag, Poison Idea, Minor Threat, early Suicidal Tendencies. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl.
TOTENWALD "dirty squats & disco lights" (Plastic Bombs) - 15€
After numerous live gigs, more and more attention in the European undergound scenes and the release of their debut 12“ „Wrong Time Wrong Place“ via US-based anarcho punk label Mass Media Rec., TOTENWALD found their final line-up. New addition sax player Ruby makes TOTENWALD a 4-piece now and she definitely adds to the 80s post-punk & anarcho vibe of the band with her instrument drawing references to bands such as SKELETAL FAMILY or X-RAY SPEX.
The band still works with a sterile, cold drum computer rhythm while adding organic bass and guitar lines & structures to their sound. On top of this, singer Trish vents her anger against capitalism, society, hetero-normativity, lookism and other wrongs of this rotten society. TOTENWALD's music is diverse enough to attract different audiences ranging from post-punk and goth-rock to crusties, UK punk fans and the old anarcho & peace punk crowd. This is the sound of dirty squats and disco lights.
Recorded by Tobi at Don Xuan Productions. Mastered by Daniel Hussayn at North London Bomb Factory Mastering. White 180g vinyl, big poster, lyric sheet.
TRAGEDY "fury" (Self Released) - 16€
Six new songs in a classic Tragedy trademark - furious power interlaced with melody. Pressed on black vinyl, in thick Frovi stock LP jacket. European pressing.
WASTE MANAGEMENT "tried and true" (Painkiller) - 18€
11 years after their classic debut, WASTE MANAGEMENT return with their first ever full-length offering. An expanded version of their original vision, still indebted to nothing more or less than classic hardcore. 11 blasts of power “the old way”.
WŁOCHATY - st (Nikt NIc Nie Wie) DOUBLE LP - 21€
WLOCHATY is a long running polish anarcho punk band probably best compared to a polish version of CONFLICT? The band formed in 1987 and just Dezerter had quite a struggle with authorities and rightwing thugs. They recorded their first album in 91 and appeared on the Jarocin Festival stage in 1993. This was a break through for the polish anarcho punk scene and om the same year WLOCHATY released their eponymous album "Włochaty" on cassette tape and sold about 20 000 (!) copies! - Due to their success the band was accused of being "commercial", but still played diy shows and demonstrations across poland. - Now, after over 20 years these recordings are available for the 1st time on CD and double vinyl LP - Gatefold cover includes a giant poster with English translations of the songs (that somehow got up-to-date again in todays Poland) and an anti-fascist poster on the other side. - This is highly essential stuff if you dig polish punkrock!
ZEKE "live and uncensored" (Euro Boy) -
For the first time on vinyl ZEKE live, raw and wild recordings taken from the CD Live Uncensored and mastered for vinyl pressing. 26 tracks in perfect order to feel like the band are playing in your kitchen, loud, fast and furious. Combining tracks from the their last studio effort, some unreleased stuff and a whole s-load of live tracks. Real speed rock and roll!.
ZONE INFINIE "rester et fuir" (Destructure)
We're really happy to be involved in the corelease of the second ZONE INFINIE album. We loved their first effort and every time we saw them live it was a blast. With "Rester et Fuir", ZONE INFINIE pick up where they left off, sharpening their identity and making a great step forward in their sound, music and lyrics. The music can we described as melodic and melancholic punk sung in French but it's much more than that in many ways. ZONE INFINIE is ZONE INFINIE and nothing else, that's why we love them so much. Their lyrics are inventive, touching and they will be carved in your head from the first listening. Comes with a great artwork by talented artist Yvan Brun.
ZOUNDS "the curse of zounds" (Overground) - 14€
Zounds formed in Reading in 1977 releasing their first single Can’t Cheat Karma on Crass Records in 1980. This early association with Crass meant they were key figures in the bourgeoning anarcho-punk scene along with The Mob, Poison Girls, Flux of Pink Indians and many others.
Moving to Rough Trade Records the band released their first album The Curse of Zounds in 1982, recording and mixing the LP within five days. The cover art, by anarchist artist Clifford Harper, featured a painting of fire fighters apparently trying to put out a blaze at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. However, the picture continued onto the back cover, which showed that in fact they are spraying the fire with petrol, thus feeding it.
Someone must have slipped one of those post-anarcho-syndicalist pamphlets in with these guys’ Beano comics! This is sturdy, above-average English pop-punk with some surprisingly infectious hooks. But the foursome ain’t just disaffected youngsters lookin’ for a kiss (or any ol’ white riot) – they’re searching out the meaning of life in the post-industrial capitalist system. As long as you’ve got the tunes, fellas – go for it! – Trouser Press
The album is now seen as a classic of the genre and one of the most inspirational albums of the post-punk period.
V/A "POHJALLA" (Svart) - 19€
This was one of the very first punk rock records to come out of Finland. Although Love Records were nearly bankrupt by the end of the seventies, they still managed to take part in releasing some of the most important ’77 punk rock records in the country. Pohjalla was a showcase of the best young talent in the local punk scene at the time, with all material recorded specifically for this album. There have been a few CD reissues over the years, but this is the first time the album is reissued on vinyl. Black vinyl, 500 copies.