Ten volumes unofficial lp collection series of mostly rare late 70’s/ early 80’s mod, pop, punk and new wave from all over the globe. Some fine power pop stuff mixed with some rather lame tunes. You can find well known acts as The Only Ones. The Records, The Barracudas, Plimsouls, Shoes, Stiv Bators, Rich Kids … Quality varies from part to part with vol. 10 being the weakest one. Anyways, there are enough cool shit to dig alright?! Dig!
”In the face of Plastic Bertrand’s huge success ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’, big labels in France thought they understood how it worked. Very soon, music publishers and majors all wanted a punk hit. Barclay, RCA, Polydor… all of ’em wanted their own ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’. Sure, most of these punk hoaxes are as lousy as it gets, but one must admit that some of these cuts managed to stand out and surprise.”
More French punk in these two Born Bad Records comps. While Bingo! is punk exploitation oriented collection with many tunes you could already hear on ”Je Suis Punk” lp [Bingo! has improved sound quality], Paink deals with more angry real punks. Anyways, both comps have great sound + Surfadelic bonus with Guilty Razors ’78. Ep, Warm Gun ’77. single and more punk surprises. And now en français: Vive Le Punk!
”First came ‘Je Suis Punk”, a collection of unheard French Punk “punksploitation” obscurities (i.e. band’s who were created to – or changed their sound in order to cash in on the burgeoning “punk fad”), and now comes “Who’s A Punk?” – the British counterpart to those finicky Francs. LOADED with razor-sharp riffs and catchy as hell melodies designed to make you pogo your safety pins right off!”
”Absolutely scorching compilations of what is known, alternately, as either “fake punk” or “punksploitation;” in other words, the short-lived practice of putting together a group of seasoned session musicians and asking them to produce a loud and crude punk single in order to quickly cash in on the punk “fad” that was peaking in the late 70s. You would think that this would be a recipe for disaster, but in practice it’s actually great. To me, it’s the best of both worlds; you have people who are seasoned veterans at writing and arranging songs, but you’re asking them to do something very immediate, loose, and off the cuff. So, what you end up with is very well-written and well-arranged songs that are kind of deliberately stupid. What could be better? If you have a Crass tattoo or something I could see finding this whole scene kind of offensive, but if you like a lot of those early British punk groups who were actually around before punk but adopted the look in order to ride the wave of punk’s popularity–bands like the Boys, Slaughter and the Dogs, the Vibrators, maybe even the UK Subs and Cock Sparrer–then you will absolutely love this compilation… there isn’t a dud on it.”
Vinyl rip of these two great unofficial comps with rare UK & French late 70’s early 80’s punk/new wave exploitation gems. Fake punk rules! Do you feel lucky, well, do ya, punk?
Great vinyl bootleg of live show recorded at the Waves Club Chicago 1st October 1980. It was “Soldier” tour concert where Iggy perform rare tune “Lonely As Hell“. Raw & furious as it should be. Sound check by Mr.Eliminator. One For My Baby, Dig !!!
Another live recording from Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland issued on The Swingin’ Pig label , specialized in bootlegs. Iggy was on “Blah Blah Blah” tour to promote his brand new hit album, so it’s interesting to hear fresh variations of his older, and classic stuff. Sound quality is great, so gimme danger ‘n’ Dig !!!
’80s Unofficial Release on limited vinyl [in various colors], mostly with “Zombie Birdhouse”, “New Values”, “Soldier” outtakes, live trax and radio show appearances. Pretty interesting stuff from his new wave phase as Warrior Tribe, Fire Engine, Old Mule Skinner, Popper World, cover of Fortune Teller and ballads One For My Baby [Sinatra] or Pretty Flamingo. Well ya know Iggy, what should I say. Vinyl Rip, Dig
Track details as detailed on back cover:
A1: IG The Pig – [Recorded in a Montreux church in ’86 during the “BLAH-BLAH” Sessions]
A2: Repo Man – [An ’83 studio outtake – later used in the soundtrack]
A3: Warrior Tribe – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
A4: 96 Tears – [A very rare ’83 live version]
A5: The Idiot – [Should have been the title track to the ’77 Pop/Bowie lp]
A6: One For My Baby – [A ’78 live rarity – James Osterberg meets Frank Sinatra]
B1: Fire Engine – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
B2: Fortune Teller – [recorded during rehearsal to “SOLDIER” in spring ’79.]
B3: Search & Destroy – [This version was recorded during the ’77 Mantra sessions]
B4: Driftin’ From Town To Town – [This bizarre little piece was done in ’74 on a FLO & EDDIE radio-show]
B5: From The Inside – [This is the original ’77 recording]
B6: Old Mule Skinner – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
B7: Pretty Flamingo – [“NEW VALUES” outtake]
B8: Speak To Me – [“NEW VALUES” outtake]
B9: Popper World – [Taken from the “ZOMBIE” rehearsals live on tour]
”Bubblegum-Punk band, formed in 1976. Rudi says, that this band was heavily influenced by The Monkees, Cryan’ Shames, 1910 Fruitgum Company and Dave Clark 5. It is also Rudi’s first band, where he performed as frontman. Rudi wrote or co-wrote the majority of the original material recorded by Tina Peel with then members Deb O’Nair, Jim Nastix and Jackson Plugs. Dave U. Hall (ex-bassist from Birdland with Lester Bangs) replaced Jim Nastix after his tenure with the band. Dave went under the name Rick O’Shea. Soon, they became a popular NYC attraction, often headlining the major clubs of the time (Hurrah, Irving Plaza, Ritz, CBGB), as well as appearing on several television shows, including the cult favorite, The Uncle Floyd Show. Even though the band was courted by major labels, and enjoyed frequent press, Tina Peel broke up when members Rudi Protrudi and Deb O’Nair went on to form The Fuzztones in 1980.”
Rudi’s pre-Fuzztones, Garage/New Wave band that reminds pretty much on UK’s The Revillos, 60’s influenced trash-punk rockers, which is pretty cool. Anyways interesting stuff for Rudi’s fans. Dig!
Northern Ireland 70’s new wave punkers ”famed” for their ’78. single Big Time.
”Building up a fearsome live reputation round Belfast through 77 the classic line up was Brian Young Vocals & Guitar, Ronnie Mathews Vocals/Guitar, Graham Marshall Drums and Gordon Blair (Ex Highway Star with Jake Burns !!) on Bass. Songs in the set included the infamous ‘Cops’ featuring the chant SSRUC. On one of their live occasions they were witnessed by Terri Hooley who owned the record shop Good Vibrations and who stumped up the money for the single ‘Big Time’ in April 78 and so the Good Vibrations label was born. It sold by the bucket load and received a unanimous thumbs up from all quarters of the music press and radio.”… Rudi-The Story
As you can see they shared stage with The Undertones so you got the picture. Half of this comp is solid pop punk you gotta check out. Dig!
“Lolitas were a French-German rock band influenced by Punk
, U.S. Garage
, French 60s Ye-Ye Music
. Founded by Françoise Cactus and Coco Neubauer…” [from stereocandies.blogspot
What we got here are four slabs by this real cool French singing Punk/New Wave group, influenced by Johnny Thunders, The Cramps, Tav Falco, Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley, 60’s Garage & French 60’s Pop. On their 3rd Lp “Fusée d’amour”, they even collaboratedwith legends as Alex Chilton and Jim Dickinson.First stumbled upon this stuff on fine Stereocandies blog, so these great Vinyl Rips [except “Fusée d’amour”] are executed by The Candyman. Rare stuff, Enjoy!