BRATS – 1980 + The Lost Tapes – Copenhagen 1979 ‎

 

“Brats was a Danish band formed in 1977 as a punk band. After recording the songs “Dreams”, “I Do What I Wanna Do” and “Magazine” for Danish Pære Punk compilation, the band split up in 1979, not much later reforming as a heavy metal band (playing a hybrid of punk and metal) with new members. This line-up signed a contract with CBS in 1980 and released the promotional debut single B-Brains and one self-titled full length LP.”

Hey boys, Let’s Make A Noise! These Danish punks really won me over with their brand of metal & punk mix. Their great 1980. slab reminds me on Hanoi Rocks or Steve Jones solo works. Here are their unreleased 1979. debut + 1980 LP vinyl rips! Check ’em out, Dig!!!

 

THE MAU MAUS – Scorched Earth Policies Then & Now

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“The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype.” Los Angeles Times

“The ones that impressed us in look had bad attitudes, like the Mau Maus. They were great. They were really hard… and that totally impressed me.” Spit Stix – FEAR

“Can we just tell the world what incredible groundbreakers the Mau Maus were?! I first saw them in the late 70’s and I’ve been a fan ever since. Back in the day when everyone was trying to be “cool,” the Mau Maus had everybody beat, hands down. No question, they were the absolute coolest.” – Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization)

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“This release features the only 1970’s Los Angeles punk rock band not to put an album out, and this one really delivers. It has 6 songs recorded back in 1983 with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger producing, and 8 songs recorded in 2011 with punk legend Geza X at the controls. It is hard to tell the difference between the two groups of songs, as the newer songs were recorded by the 1981 line up of the Mau Maus: the infamous Rick Wilder on vocals, Scott ‘Chopper’ Franklin (the Cramps, Joneses) on bass, Michael Livingston on guitar and Paul ‘Black’ Mars (LA Guns) on drums. If you want a true taste of the 1970’s punk scene this is a must-get.” [Randall Crawford]

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More KILLER PUNK on Surfadelic! Dig these 70’s L.A. punksters NY Dolls/J.Thunders high-energy/trash punk rock blast! Cause… This is A MUST!!!

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THE JONESES – Keeping Up With [1986] + Criminal History Revisited [1982-1999]

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“Out of all the rock n roll sleaze bands in Hollywood during the 1980s, The Joneses are recognized as coming first and being the toughest and most honest of them all. This no-nonsense group of trash rockers, led by the charismatic Jeff Drake, were a hot-blooded mix of the New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders, and Eddie Cochran, too glam for punk and too punk for rock. If the term trashy rock n roll could only apply to one band, The Joneses would take the label in spades.
Their music was raw and powerful, their style a mix of their predecessors. They lived the sleazy rock n roll life like they invented it, with clever songs about their tales of pills, booze, chicks, and decadence. The Joneses brought their own definition of cool to the table, youthful yet timeless, fierce yet endearing, and drugged up and drunk the whole time. Their music was pure punk fueled rock n roll aggression, sung with 50s style melody but coming hard with 80s Los Angeles aggression.
Unfortunately, The Joneses had all the right parts but were not recognized for being the unique forbearers they were. To say these rockers were cool wouldn t be saying enough. They were the symbol of cool on the Hollywood strip, and they were what rock n roll was and is really about. No posturing or false chic they were the real deal, the real sleaze with the real sound of the street.”

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Surfadelic is proud to present these forgotten L.A. glam punkers, Hollywood’s trash rockers in tradition of New York Dolls & Johny Thunders. This here are their sole ’86 Lp + 2008 2xLp compilation of EP’s, singles [Criminals, Tits And Champagne, Anita Fix], demos & rare stuff from 1982-1999. The incarnation of the Joneses that was voted “Best Live Band” in the 1984 L.A. Weekly Reader’s Poll included, in addition to Drake, three ex-Mau-Mau’s, Scott Franklin (the Cramps), Paul Black (L.A.Guns), and Johnnie Sage (Christian Death).

So PUNKERS, LISTEN UP and listen well !!! This stuff is so DAMN GRRREAT you gonna piss yer pants. A non stop NY Dolls/J.Tunders glam-punk r’n’r blast just as it shouldda be. This is simply A MUST!!! Ya gotta Dig! Dig! Diiiiiiggg!!!

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Jayne/Wayne County & The Electric Chairs – The Ultimate “T-Girl Rock’n’Roll”

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This is ultimate retrospective for my alltime favorite shemale NY punk rocker. Legendary stuff like Eddie & Sheena, Bad In BedMax’s Kansas CityRock & Roll Resurrection, F*** Off, Toilet Love, Speed Demon, Cry Of Angels, Mr. Normal, Trying To Get On The Radio, Wonder Woman, Midnight Pal and her later solo work are simply A MUST for all you punkers out there. If you dig CBGB sound, NY Dolls/Johnny Thunders/Ramones and stuff this is fer ya. I wanna know –  Are You Man Enough To Be A Woman ?” Dig!!!

LINK WRAY – The Pathway Sessions [1989/07]

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Bruce Brand – Thee Milkshakes, Headcoats, Mighty Caesar’s drummer and all round musician – plays everything [Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Piano] but solo guitar on these 1989. recordings.
They were issued in ’89. as 2 LPs [“Apache” & “Wild Side Of The City LightS”], at the time and with the new technology now available, they have been remixed by Rob Keyloch who engineered 1997’s “Shadowman”. This has brought out the full power of the Link Wray guitar and beefed up the sound considerably.
Pathway studio has always been regarded as London’s answer to Sun with its distinct sound and 8 track analogue technology.
Link only made one other studio album in the 80s and these recordings are by far and away the best of that decade from him.
Here you gotta deal with Links’ ace instro stuff as The Wild One, Shawnee, The Joker, Green Hornet, Hotel Loneliness, The Flying Wedge (Drag Race), American Sunset, Viva Zapata as well as fine vocal tunes Beautiful Brown Eyes & Elvis covers Little Sister & Love Me Tender.

Listen to the GROWL, Listen To The BEAT! Dig!!!

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FALLEN ANGELS – S/T [1984]

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The Fallen Angels was formed in 1984 with Knox (singer/songwriter from the Vibrators) on vocals and guitar, with the Hanoi Rocks rhythm section of Sam Yaffa on bass, the late Razzle on drums, and Nasty Suicide on rhythm and some lead guitar. Also guesting on the first album were Cosmic Ted and the Psychedelic Kid, (Mike Monroe and Andy McCoy respectively). The band came about because Knox was on the same management as Hanoi Rocks and had a lot of songs he wanted to do. One of Hanoi’s manager’s Richard Bishop had the bright idea of putting Knox together with Hanoi Rocks to record an album. The album was rehearsed and recorded at the now legendary Alaska Studios down under the arches at Waterloo, London. The album band never played live though Nasty Suicide did guest at a London gig.

The first release was the single “Amphetamine Blue” (FALL 022) followed by the album “FALLEN ANGELS” (FALL LP 23) (with a cover painting by Knox depicting a murder scene outside the 100 Club in London’s Oxford Street), and then the single and 12″ “Inner Planet Love/Precious Heart”

Hey Punks! If you dig Johnny Thunders mid 80’s style glam-punk rama-lama, this stuff’s fer ya. HIGH OCTANE PUNK ROCK ACTION, with bonus trax. Say… Dig!!!

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!!! LYRES !!! [The Ultimate]

Listen up folks and listen well !!!  Here is a total re-up of this legendary Boston garage rock gang fronted by Mono Man [ex DMZ]. If you have no LYRES [which I doubt] you just ain’t livin’. Here you got all of their studio recordings including singles & EP’s, as well as LIVE stuff. They were No.1 80’s garage revival act and for sure a TOP TEN garage band of all times including 60’s. So ya no… This is pretty much A MUST! Don’t give it up now, Dig!!!

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[1984] On Fyre (Expanded)
[1986] Lyres Lyres
[1988] A Promise Is A Promise
[1988] She Pays The Rent Live
[1992] Happy Now
[1994] Some Lyres
[1995] Shitkickers
[1995] The Early Years (Live 1979-83)
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!!! GIRL TROUBLE !!!

Holly Shit!!! A total re-post of this Tacoma, Washington garage-punk wig-out monsters stuff.

“In their contrary way, Girl Trouble may be the ultimate Pacific Northwest rock band; their purposefully lo-fi attack and primitive sound make them one of the few acts that boasts a musical kinship with both Mudhoney and Beat Happening, but they’re clearly influenced by the vintage garage-era sounds of the Sonics, the Wailers, and the Raiders, and their swaggering, snotty outlook is timeless in its own flip-the-bird way. Rough, echo-laden guitar work from Kahuna, simple but hard-hitting drumming by Bon Von Wheelie, subsonic bass work courtesy of Dale Philips, and attitudinal vocals from Kurt P. Kendall that split the difference between Gerry Roslie and Lux Interior. Fold in muscular tunes about cage dancing, alluring but dangerous gals, treacherous men of the cloth, biker gangs, new dance sensations, and all sorts of crazed good times.” [Mark Deming]

A Must for The Cramps, A-Bones, Raunch Hands fans. Dig!!!

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The Surf Trio – Almost Summer [1986]

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Almost perfect ’86 debut slab [on Voxx records] for these Portland, Oregon surf punkers. You should have know them from various garage/surf revival comps as Locked in to Surf, Takin’ Out the Trash, Mondo Drive-In, Hot Rods To Hell… I personally heard ’em first on a real cool Bomp rec. collection From L.A. With Love [posted on my old blog] with their Ramonesoid hit single Fun In The Summertime.

Their dynamic mix of 60’s inspired garage/surf revival instros & vocals and 70’s punk, influenced by such acts as Link Wray, The Ventures, Beach Boys & Ramones, will appeal to fans of The Barracudas, The Untamed Youth or early Boss Martians. Fav trax: She’s Too Good, Pete’s Mood [great instro], Monster Beach, Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye [cool 60’s cover], Fun In The Summertime and Yeah! Almost Summer.

[Special Thanx to Chad for vinyl rip!]

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