Monday, 31 January 2011
What was Chas Chandlers(formerly of the Animals) greatest musical discovery? Jimi Hendrix, i hear you cry?....Wrong!....'twas the Depressions weren't it?.......those b-list punkers from Brighton, masters of the clueless politically incorrect tune, who managed to even out sexist the Stranglers. How did these ex-who fans do this?....nobody knows, just check out the lovely "Screw Ya" and the even more pleasant "Handle With Care". "Screw Ya" is a Cheerful ditty about post classroom mysogenistic sex, and "Handle with care" is a jolly urban folk number about how us poor people have no choice but to mug passers by for a tenner, and rape vunerable women, because its obviously society's fault. One of these middle clas poseurs is now ,- don't laugh,- a Music Teacher(I always wondered why these 'thugs' were so good on their instruments)! They manage to be both offensive to the intelligence and your local conservative club, without even trying too hard.....this is genuine talent, and this is one of my most played punk rock albums ever! I wish i could be this non self-aware. Don't think this was stocked in the Rough Trade shop, which a test we all should pass.
Released on Chas Chandlers Barn imprint, this is a long forgotten classic of band wagon punk from the golden band wagon jumping year of 1978.Think The Stranglers "London Lady" and Eater's "Get Raped" as points of reference for tastelessness and mindless shock poetry.
They would have been big-ish if Chandler hadn't released their worst song ("Living on Dreams") instead of 'Anything' except "Messing With Your Heart"(also a single!) from the album! (now re-upped)
A3_Don't Want Your Love
A5_High Rise Living
A6_Handle With Care (mp3)
A7_Messing With Your Heart
B3_Chains & Leather
B4_Get Out of This Town
Download the whole album here!
"A-Dolf Hitler and Son of Sam, Manson Family That's who I am. I wanna Kill Somebody, I wanna Kill Someone. I wanna Kill Somebody..........Just for FUN!"
I think that charming couplet sums up nicely what you are in store for on this near-legendary piece of plastic. The main item of interest here is the brain exploding punk rock thuggery of "Stitches/I wanna kill somebody", which is really two tracks seamlessly glued together to form the most perfect punk tune ever invented. Agressively offensive,and totally non-P fucking C
Near perfection is this record, Great Band name,great band photo, great songcraft,musicianship,great performance.....i could go on.Hey why dont you hear it for yourself?
1.Punk Rock Christmas Mp3
2.Stitches/Iwanna Kill Somebody Mp3
3.Teen Tour Mp3
or Download Here!
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Sunday, 30 January 2011
Depraved!?...I hear the ghost of Rough Trade screaming!....well....er....Yes.....but, don't be afraid of confronting your own discomforts. Hearing The Mentally ill vomit up phrases like " They're F##king your kids" with the glee of a closet paedophile does not make an intelligent person wanna go out and do an Ian Brady.
Instead enjoy flirting with the taboo , and worry about the Paedo-mania that has destroyed genuine man/child relations. And beware the ones who doth protest too much, for they be the ones you should keep away from your kids.......ie the thick scumbags who beat seven shades of shit out of a Paediatrician because they either couldn't spell(like me?),or were too stupid.(real event).
As for the record,its an excellently offensive slice,not slab, of chainsaw guitared buzzy fuzzy schlock punk from Chicago; probably recorded in a coal bunker somewhere that has been long demolished. Sample the joy below(Curtosy of Killed By Death Records):
1.Gacys Place Mp3
2.Padded Cell Mp3
3.Tumor Boy Mp3
You'll be pleased to know that the whole of this session has now been uncovered and released on a CD; plus everything else they recorded:
THE MENTALLY ILL - Gacy's Place: The Undiscovered Corpses
01_Gacy's Place 1:28
02_Tumor Boy 1:34
03_Doggie Sex 2:00
04_Not Quite Dead Yet 1:46
05_Padded Cell 1:54
06_Split Crotch Straight Jacket 1:14
07_ All Mixed Up 1:44
08_Stalag Thirteen 1:54
09_Ballad of the Mentally Ill 2:26
10_Dry Heave 2:36
11_Tumor Boy 2:46
12_Bathroom Gaze 1:17
13_Cum Twat 2:52
14_Smelly Boys 2:35
15_Gacy's Place 2:09
16_I Don't Need (You're Shit) 2:57
17_Aryan Rock 1:15
18_All Mixed Up 2:16
19_Stalag Thirteen 2:23
20_Split Crotch Straight Jacket 1:49
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Political correctness kills punk rock, full stop. Its not just the powers that be that constitute the evil brain police of this reality, its the multitudeness Tom Robinson-alikes that infiltrate what the REAL people are doing that represent such a danger. Therfore I reckon it is my duty to push forward a fine selection of politically unworthy specimens of incorrect tunage, such as the magnificent "Anorexia's - Rapist in the Park" symphony. Not only is the group name punishable by imprisonment in todays thought controlled environment, but the subject matter of the title track is something also to be swept under the shagpile carpet.
Thanks largely to some early exposure of John Peel's Radio 1 program, "Rapist in the Park" (released on the band's own Slim -- geddit? -- Records) earned the band some fans and made it possible for Anorexia to draw crowds around the South of England for a short while. Bizarrely, an early incarnation of George Michael's Wham! opened for the band on several occasions before evolving into that aural atrocity that we all know and hate.(hear Anorexia on the John Peel Show 14/02/1980 Here)
As naively naughty as the title track is, the charm levels are increased ten fold by the closing track on this ep,"Pets", which includes such poetic delights as "Cats give me the Frights,/ I like cats in the night./I want a cat with purple 'air / Then it will be very rare!"
Almost Shakespearian? Click on Pets for a sample of this almost Shakespearian genius.
1 - Rapist in the Park
2 - I'm a Square
Download Anorexia's Greatest moment Here!
Friday, 28 January 2011
One of the very first do it yerself labels was the solar mythical Saturn label. Home of jazz nutter Sun Ra.
Him and his looney Arkestra released endless amounts of vinyl throughtout the fifties,sixties and seventies, to a disbelieving world. Of course it was virtually all totally ignored,and if you own a pressing on Saturn, its worth loads of dosh. Incredibly Sun and the crew released plenty of singles!!....and not the stuff that had a prayer of chart action they were. The crazed ramblings of Yochannon "The Sun Man" (see sample below) has to be heard to be believed, one of the most unhinged vocal performances in post-war modern compostion; men in the white coats stuff. This is why we love Sun Ra.
In 1996 Evidence Music restored and released a 2 disc set of obscure Sun Ra singles that were originally released on his Saturn record label. I have read that some of these 45s were pressed in editions of 50 or less! These early recordings are fantastic and contain some of his early doo-wop, lo-fi blues and R&B and the usual out there keyboard work and space jazz.
This is easily the best Sun Ra release, containing such classic versions of Ra staples like " Love in outer space" and "Rocket #9";theres still a slim chance that these two tracks are hits as we speak in a parallel universe, in fact its a quantum certainty. Once you've got through the deranged Doo-Wop of the majority of the first disc,things start to get a bit stranger around "Muck Muck", this must have signalled the onset of some pretty hardcore drug use in the Sun Ra communal house in chicago.
1 Foggy Day
2 Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie [Demo Version]
4 Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie
5 Bye Bye
6 Somebody's in Love
7 Medicine for a Nightmare [Alternate Take][#]
9 Supersonic Jazz
10 Happy New Year to You!
11 It's Christmas Time
12 Muck Muck (Matt Matt)
13 Hot Skillet Mama
14 Great Balls of Fire
15 Hours After
16 Teenager's Letter of Promises
17 I'm So Glad You Love Me
18 Sun One
19 Sun Man Speaks (with Yochannon "The Sun Man)
20 Sun Man Speaks [Alternate Take][#]
22 Adventure in Space
23 Message to Earthman (with Yochannon "The Sun Man)
24 Message to Earthman [Alternate Take][#]
25 State Street
1 Blue Set
2 Big City Blues
3 Tell Her to Come on Home
4 I'm Making Believe
6 Rocket # 9
7 Blues on Planet Mars
8 Saturn Moon
9 Sky Is Crying
10 She's My Baby
11 I Am Gonna Unmask the Batman
12 I Want an Easy Woman
13 I'm Gonna Unmask the Batman
14 Perfect Man
15 Journey to Saturn [Live]
17 Love in Outer Space
18 Mayan Temples
19 Disco 2100
20 Sky Blues [Live]
21 Rough House Blues
24 Outer Space Plateau
Download Disc One Here
Download Disc Two Here
Saturday, 1 January 2011
Not the crap Disorder from Bristol,but the "good" disorder from Sunderland. Good because "Air Raid" is perhaps one of the great unknown punk rock singles ever...evaaaahhhhhh!
The B-side is yer pretty bog standard provincial punk,full of awful clichés,but still relatively entertaining.
Air Raid is Brilliant.
Download the complete Sunderland Disorder Discography Here!