2019. collection of some favorite 70’s & 80’s punk rockers. It features bands as The Customs and DMZ from Boston, The Pagans from Ohio, The Boys, Fallen Angels, The Professionals, Chelsea, The Vibrators and Generation X from London, The Jolt from Scotland, F.U.2 [with members of legendary 60’s garage band Downliners Sect], Fun Things from Australia, The Barracudas, Lazy Cowgirls, Nervous Eaters, The Joneses… 25 trax of killer high energy rockin’ & rollin’. It’s a Surfadelic PUNK ROCK EXPLOSION! Dig!!!
A comprehensive compilation of studio and live tracks by this band hailing from Vancouver, Canada, ‘Get It Straight’ highlights the evolution of Modernettes’ music from the short, anthemic punk nuggets of their first EP, ‘Teen City’, to the more ambitious rock of their ‘Viewed From the Bottom’ EP which was remixed for the occasion and included a cover version of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Femme Fatale’ convincingly sung by bassist Mary-Jo Kopechne as well as a brilliant jangle-pop number called ‘Rebel Kind’. [Popphil]
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 !!!
Punk band from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. “This Ain’t Hollywood…” is The Forgotten Rebels’ second LP released in 1982. on the Canadian Star label. The album is a revved up party platter of excellent Glam Punk and delivers a nice collection of amped up rockers.
“Perhaps after ruffling more than a few feathers with their past two releases, staying clear of mocking sensitive/political topics was a sign The Forgotten Rebels were wiser than their growing legion of haters gave them credit for. On ‘This Ain’t Hollywood…’ the Rebels discard the politically incorrect satire of their previous releases and focus on what they know best, Rock & Roll. As the title states, ‘This Ain’t Hollywood, This is Rock & Roll’, vocalist Mickey DeSadist makes his belief clear throughout the album that superstardom is the death of any great Rock & Roll band. Yet at the same time seems annoyed his band has yet to top the charts (keep in mind this is the man who wrote ‘Fuck Me Dead’ & ‘3rd Homosexual Murder’). The title track says it all. “This ain’t Hollywood you know it’s Montreal / This ain’t Hollywood and it ain’t no good at all”. Mickey further voices his disgruntlement in the Anti-British Invasion anthem ‘England Keep Your Stars’. “Their novel accents made them so rich while I’m stuck playing in a rotting ditch / Radio loves the English bands, radio loves the American bands. Have they censored Canada to get their money from foreign lands?” Unsurprisingly, when Canadian content laws were instated they did absolutely nothing to promote the Rebels. Brilliantly bookend by opener ‘Hello Hello (It’s Good To Be Back)’ – errrr…a Gary Glitter cover – and closer ‘It Won’t Be Long Until You See Me Again’, ‘This Ain’t Hollywood…’ is an exercise in wit rather than the aforementioned political satire. ‘The Me Generation’ is an excellent example of this. Mickey address’ how he fears a future ran by the selfish youth of the day. ‘Don’t Hide Your Face’ shows there is quite a bit more to the Rebels than corny jokes and power chords while ‘Rhona Barrett’ and ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ showcase the group as topnotch power popsters that are second to none. This album also houses the original and superior version of one of the best known song, ‘Surfin’ on Heroin’. Even the covers ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ and ‘Eve of Destruction’ seem to fit in well with the albums concept.
Here’s a funny story. It’s been rumored that drummer Robert Allan (the mustachio dude on the right) was never an official member. Their record company at the time forced Dave McGuire to give up the drum seat.
This is the Forgotten Rebels finest hour. Their ‘Ziggy Stardust’ if you will.”[Mofoking]
“1984 second album by the ultra-cult ’80s NY rocker Justin Trouble. Only once out of a hundred times is the “undiscovered gem” tag appropriate… and this is the one. A lost treasure of early ’80s New York, the perfect blend of Johnny Thunders’s deconstructed raunch ‘n’ roll, the Modern Lovers’ romance rock, Alex Chilton’s twisted productions, and some deranged paisley-pop from an unknown planet. Justin Love (Trouble), the best kept secret in rock ‘n’ roll!”
Back by popular demand, this became one of the most favorite Surfadelic comp. kinda like a classic!
“Thee BEST Punk Rock collection of the 21st century! Mostly consist of my favorite U.K. & U.S. punk groups from 70’s & 80’s, there are few from Australia [The Victims, Fun Things] and one from EU [The Kids from Belgium]. Some of these stuff are more high-octane rock’n’roll than punk [anyway, the attitude is right] but that’s the way I like it and that’s the way it is. Feel Lucky Punk? Dig!!!