Public Image Limited – Public Image 7″

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So no obscure records left ha? Don’t you worry. There’s plenty. But I’m in the mood for some classics. P.I.L.’s brilliant first 7inch is a must. Johnny just spat it out right in the punk rockers faces. Did they get it? Of course not. The lyrics are one of my favorites cause it rings so true no matter what decade.

Hello
(Hello)
Hello
(Hello, hello)
Hello
Ha ha ha ha

You never listened to a word that I said
You only seen me from the clothes that I wear
Or did the interest go so much deeper?
It must have been to the color of my hair

The public image

What you wanted was never made clear
Behind the image was ignorance and fear
You hide behind his public machine
You still follow same old scheme

Public image

Two sides to every story
Somebody had to stop me
I’m not the same as when I began
I will not be treated as property

Public image

Two sides to every story
Somebody had to stop me
I’m not the same as when I began
It’s not a game of monopoly

Public image

Public image, you got what you wanted
The public image belongs to me
It’s my entrance my own creation
My grand finale, my goodbye

Public image
Public image
Goodbye

Is this the rare Egyptian sleeve version?

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Virgin
Format: 7″
Songs:
Public Image.mp3
The Cowboy Song.mp3

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Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout 7″

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Considered an Oi! band for some mysterious reason. A lot of skinheads in their audience. So what? While thinking about this I did some googling and found some words from Jimmy Pursey himself:
The band never was and never will be anything to do with Oi!
Myself always thought of Sham as one of the early great punk bands from the first waves. I Don’t Wanna was also one of the first punk songs I heard when I tuned into Radio Luxemburg in 1977. Anyway, Borstal Breakout is a great love song:
“Well now I’m over the wall I’m nearly home
I’m coming through that door coming back to you
Now I’m nearly home nearly back for you
There’s gonna be a borstal breakout”

This might be the rare Ethiopian sleeve version.

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Polydor
Format: 7″
Songs:
Borstal Breakout.mp3
Hey Little Rich Boy.mp3

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Unnatural Axe – They Saved Hitlers Brain E.P. 7″

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Ah he takes the easy way out? Yeah I do. Gotta keep the blog going, right? Surprised I hadn’t posted this hands down classic before. Amazing guitar sound that sounds like a bee hive. Stupid lyrics. Cool sleeve picturing nice guys that couldn’t bother about the stereotyped punk look though the guy on the left sports some new wave specs and striped shirt. Every song is a winner. Yeah even the more mellow 60s flavored Summertime cause Rich Parson got an amazing voice. Don’t miss the rock star solo in there.

Country: USA
Year: 1978
Label: Varulven
Format: 7″
Songs:
They Saved Hitlers Brain.mp3
The Plug.mp3
Summertime.mp3
The Creeper.mp3

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V/A – Forhadt Ungdom 7″ E.P.

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I don’t post much hardcore, and especially not UK influenced, but I do an exception for this one as I really like Flere Dode Pansere (Multiple Dead Cops). I sort of wonder if they were aware of MDC when they picked their name and just did a Danish version of it, and changed millions to multiple as Denmark had such a small population that millions would’ve been to push it a bit too far. What I like about Flere Dode Pansere is the vocals as I’m a sucker for female punk singers, and this girl screams pretty good, and they sing in Danish as well which is always a plus in my book of punk rules. The band shared one member with Razor Blades as well, but their side of the EP leaves me pretty flat as it’s a bit too generic. Well, they were kids so they had the right to be a bit conformative. Imagen what would happen if the kids made up their own rules! It would be a anarchy. Anarchy!!!

Oh yeah, that white stuff on the scan of the vinyl is some goo that’s stuck on the glass of the scanner at work, so I’m pretty sure it’s cum as I work in a strict male environment.

Country: Denmark
Year: 1983
Label: DK Decay
Format: 7″
Songs:
Flere dode pansere – Hymne.mp3
Flere dode pansere – Opgor.mp3
Flere dode pansere – Greenham Common.mp3
Flere dode pansere – Midedod.mp3
Flere dode pansere – Dummere end politiet.mp3
Flere dode pansere – Ingen politikere – ingen krig.mp3
Razor Blades – Reality.mp3
Razor Blades – Unite.mp3
Razor Blades – I wanna live.mp3
Razor Blades – Viligante.mp3
Razor Blades – Master race.mp3

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V/A – Code Blue Cassette

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A long time ago since I ripped a compilation. Wow, didn’t realize how much time it actually takes. I don’t complain. I do it for fun but realize I have to do it one more time once I get a better tape deck.

Here’s a classic USHC/Punk comp. that has been on my want list like forever. I don’t know if I manage to write about every band. You get classic tunes from classic acts like F.U.’s, Articles of Faith, Die Kreuzen, Naked Raygun, Husker Du etc. Among them the F.U.’s might be the least interesting and the highlight to me is Naked Rayguns-Only in America. Total smasher! Among the less classic acts but still quite known, I know many would argue about who is classic and not, White Flag really stands out. Awesome. When it comes to the more obscure ones Rights of the Accused is on the top. The only band that don’t fits me on this superb comp is Flesh Columns.

Many of you would like to have this as a single .zip file. Sorry. I don’t do that for some reasons: 1. It would overload the server 2. Indexing on search engines gets fucked up.

Country: USA
Year: 1984
Label: Last Rites
Format: Cassette
Songs:
Nadsat Rebel – Nosferatu.mp3
Nadsat Rebel – Bounty.mp3
F.U.’s – Ode To Larry Joe.mp3
Rights Of The Accused – No Fun Till I’m 21.mp3
Rights Of The Accused – Fuck Up.mp3
White Flag – Festive Shapes.mp3
White Flag – Paranoid.mp3
White Flag – Question Of Intelligence.mp3
No Response – No Future Blues.mp3
Gross National Product – Death Farce.mp3
Gross National Product – Twisted Cross.mp3
Articles Of Faith – Buy This War.mp3
Articles Of Faith – Surrogate.mp3
Articles Of Faith – In Your Suit.mp3
Suburban Mutilation – Menschen Begin.mp3
Die Kreuzen – Fuck Up.mp3
Die Kreuzen – Live Wire.mp3
Die Kreuzen – Champs.mp3
Out Of Order – Concerned.mp3
Out Of Order – Survival Of The Fittest.mp3
Naked Raygun – No Sex.mp3
Naked Raygun – Only In America.mp3
Big Black – Texas.mp3
Sacred Order – You Bastards.mp3
Sacred Order – I’m Busy Living.mp3
Husker Du – In A Free Land.mp3
Husker Du – Target.mp3
Husker Du – It’s Not Funny Anymore.mp3
Flesh Columns – Verbal Abuse.mp3
Flesh Columns - Pay The Lord.mp3

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