May not be the best Aussie punk 7inch but still quiet amusing in it’s amateurishness. I post it mostly cause I feel that I really need to have as many of the 70’s Aussie punk records up here on the blog. Enjoy!
Label: Savage Music
A great split E.P. on the equally great Romantik label. X-pulsion is great chaotic punk with super snotty vocals (I love the nasal back-up vocals on Heaven only knows) and the last song; Castration is a great short outburst of proto hardcore, while Streets do punky reggae, but I still think it’s pretty cool done as I don’t mind some of that from time to time. Listen carefully to the drumsound on the X-pulsion tracks as it’s played and produced with chaotic perfection, just as Mad Virgins and Cell 609.
I don’t really have to write anything more, but as I’m a nice guy I add some trivia. The song Police Control might sound a bit familiar as it’s the same song, or at least the same lyrics as the Contingent song. Why you ask? Well, there’s a link between Streets, Contingent and Chainsaw and that link is Bob Seyton who were in all 3 bands. And then there’s a link between Chainsaw and X-Pulsion as well as Jerry WX were in both bands for a short while.
Here’s a little video clip as well, so enjoy!
X-pulsion – Heaven only knows.mp3
X-pulsion – Schmucks/Castration.mp3
Streets – Police control.mp3
You probably know that Sick Pleasure became Code Of Honor. Before SP Dave/Bass where in the mysterious X-Iles that released a 7inch posted a long time ago. CoH members went on to Verbal Abuse where they teamed up with the singer from SP once again. Why I just wrote this I don’t know since you can just check the family tree insert attached. But at least I managed to make this text a bit longer than usually. Anyway this a fantastic piece of american punk rock and hardcore from start to finish. And still underrated I think.
Here’s a killer video that I can watch over and over again:
I Wanna Burn My Parents.mp3
Try To Break Me.mp3
Time To Change.mp3
If you ask med to make a list over my top 2, or 5 or 10 or 100 UK punk 7inches, this one is always number one. As Tina Turner almost sang, It’s simply the best!
And if you ask me which record I’ve spent most time ever in tracking down, this one will most likely always be number one. Close to 15 years to track down this one, including help from the band members who posted Wanted ads on their personal facebook pages.
It’s not hyper rare or wanted by millions of punks all over the world. It’s not insanely expencive and I don’t even think it’s a super small pressing, but before I found my copy, it just didn’t turn up anywhere. Since then I’ve seen a few more copies for sale and realized that there might be some misunderstandings about the band name, where some people divide the name into two words, Flack Off, and some as one word. I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be one word as that’s what their official website says as well. Never mind the band name, it took me close to 15 years before I actually got hold of a copy of my own. So, the years of searching might be a part of why I hold this one so dear. There are shit loads of records that I love, but this is one of the very few ones I’ve been completely obssesed with. And at least I think it’s a perfect record to be obsessed by. All 3 tracks are absolute top notch, and yes, so is the a-side Cocktails at six even if it’s over 4 minutes, has lots of slower parts, guitar picking and a weird hard rock influenced guitar break.
I DON’T CARE MAAAAAAN!
If you don’t get the greatness of this EP you just ain’t worthy!
THIS IS PUNK ROCK PERFECTION!
Cocktails at six.mp3
Montague Jack Farmer.mp3
The king is dead.mp3
For unknown reasons I can’t get my scanner to work right now so I took some shitty photos instead, deal with it! I wish this was the only reason for my long drawn absence from this website, but I’ve lost interest for a while when the summer was so hot here in Sweden. Hopefully I’ll get back to posting a bit more now when the autumn is creeping nearer and the rain’s pouring down. Glad Peter don’t mind the heat and kept on posting at a higher than average speed.
So what about this plastic pancake then? It has the kind of bass lines in punk that really makes me go down on my knees. So melodic and simply irresistible, and as I tend to listen to the bass and drums in music before guitar and vocals, this cheap French 7″ is one of my many favorites from there. Is this kind of melodic bass called “walking bass” by the way? The b-side is slower and less catchy but I still think it’s pretty OK, despite being too long.
All I know about the band is that most of them went on to become graffiti writers, bombers and taggers as they just couldn’t resist to sign more or less every single copy of this EP. I got lucky as only one of them put his doodeling on my copy.
Label: Not On Label