The Escorts – Bingo / Never On Time 7″


It’s been a while since last time I said that “this is one of my all time favourite UK punk records” and as I assume you’ve all missed that, here you go; This is one of my all time favourite UK punk records! Bingo is a totally phenomenal track. It got all the right ingrediences, catchiness, memorable and witty lyrics, stiff chops, talked lyrics, drum rolls and that perfect UK DIY sound that was on so many cheap and self produced platters up til UKHC started showing it’s ugly face.

A copy of this was up on discogs last week, anyone who’s reading this who snatched it?

B-side is not great by the way.

Country: UK
Year: 1980
Label: Rainbow Sound
Format: 7″
Songs:
Bingo.mp3
Never on time.mp3

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Dogs – Charlie Was A Good Boy 7″ E.P.


Rock n’ roll punk/ garage rock ain’t always my cup of tea, but these dogs got shitload of bite, attitude and last, but not least, one of the toughest guitar tones ever! So piercing and aggressive it feels like they give me tinnitus right away! The intro to 19! Aaaaaargh! Makes me wanna jump around and scream FUCK YOU to everyone and everything while playing air guitar like a moron from an 80’s hard rock disco! And the beauty of Charlie was a good boy! Slow but full on rocking out in the best way possible.

And the guys looked fucking tough as well. Like a bunch of beatniks mixed with punk and rockabilly. One of the records I actually like to play on LOUD volume!

Fixed the link for 19, so now it should work. Thanks fot the heads up guys. 

Country:
 France
Year: 1977
Label: Melodies Massacre
Format: 7″
Songs:
No way.mp3
19.mp3
Charlie was a good boy.mp3

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The Hot Nasties – The Invasion Of The Tribbles 7″ E.P.

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A Canadian EP that could just as well been from the UK, which I tend to think about quite a lot of Canadian punk records. Or maybe not UK per definition, but way more than American at least. Not trying to downgrade Canadian punk to not have an identity of its own here, but to me it would be more logic if Canadian and American punk sounded more alike. Guess it depends on influences as well. I had a thought and a plan when I started writig this text, but I have a strong feeling that I won’t get to the end, or to something that will make any kind of sense… I’ll just stop the try to write something “thoughtful” here.

Favourite track from this EP; I am a confused teenager. The other two are almost as good though.
Really fond of the look of the guy on the far right as well as I can’t stop thinking that it looks like he has one of those cones on his head that dogs get after surgery… What is it he’s actually holding up? Some sort of metal ring? It’s all in all a pretty damn neat and odd band photo. They look pretty tough and all out nerdy at the same time!

Country: Canada
Year: 1980
Label: Social Blemish
Format: 7″
Songs:
I am a confused teenager.mp3
Invasion of the tribbles.mp3
The secret of immortality.mp3

 

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Dead Kennedys – Police Truck 7″



Bla bla bla punk bla bla bla hardcore bla bla bla best band bla bla bla fuck off.

Country: USA
Year: 1980
Label: Optional Music
Format: 7″
Songs:
Police Truck.mp3
Holiday In Cambodia.mp3

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Nihilistics – S/T E.P. 7″



What could better sum up the shit year 2016 than this slab by one of punk/hc most chaotic bands. This is pure hate. Genius at work without realising it. Now go kill yourself!

Country: USA
Year: 1982
Label: Visionary
Format: 7″
Songs:
After Death.mp3
You’re To Blame.mp3
No Friends.mp3
Love And Kisses.mp3
Kill Yourself.mp3

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