A belated birthday gift arrived today which my incredible lady Andy got me
One of my all-time favourate bands.
KILLING JOKE - Pylon. 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Ltd Special Edition, Translucent Magenta (Spinefarm Records – SPINE751363) Europe, 2015.
Some from Sonic Boom and Faith / Void during the NDY fest. So incredibly happy with the music contained on all these records. Especially the noisy as Confuse complete discography of all their 80s glory! Clockwise from top-left:
NO AGE - Nouns. Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, White Vinyl (Sub Pop – SP 772) US, 2008.
EAGULLS - Eagulls EP. Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM (Deranged Records – DY224) Canada, 2013.
CONFUSE - Hate War No War Fuckin' War. Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Unofficial Release (Noise Not Music - NNT 013) Spain, 2012.
I first downloaded the Siamese Twins demo tape from a blog when it came out in 2011 and was hooked. They were doing a gothier Alvvays kinda thing I guess you could call it. I came across their 12" at faith / void during NDY fest and was flooded with memories. I have since listened to their 7" I had no knowledge of either...such solid songwriting and vocal melodies. Oh Swingin' Utters that song from my youth playing Tony Hawks pro skater...I couldn't NOT get this one. A great album. The Devo one is a total keeper: gnarly live set from 1977. Extended versions, warts and all! Songs from my youth in here for sure. Clockwise from top-left:
SIAMESE TWINS - Still Corner. Vinyl, 12", LP, Album (Eunuch Records – ER-002) US, 2014.
SWINGIN' UTTERS - Five Lessons Learned. Vinyl, 12", LP, Album (Fat Wreck Chords – FAT574-1) US, 1998.
DEVO - Satisfaction-Live At Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 1977. Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Special Edition, Unofficial, Translucent Yellow Vinyl (Broadcasting Radio Records – BRR 4024) Europe, 2015.
Some LPs from Not Dead Yet Fest and Faith / Void. The Green Beret has been on constant since I first heard it a while back. Flawless EP...just rips the whole way through. As does the Barge 7". Clockwise from left:
GREEN BERET - Violence Is Their Currency. Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP (Side Two – SIDE2 - 004) US, 2012.
BARGE - No Gain. Vinyl, 7" (Vinyl Conflict Label – VC-001) US,
DESECRATION - Who's In Control? Vinyl, 7", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Reissue (TPC Records (2) – CASH 002) Germany, 1988.
Some swag from faith / void and the Saturday night show at Not Dead Yet 2015 at The Comfort Zone feat. The Boston Strangler, Rixe, Night Birds, Vanity and others. Vanity were a highlight at NDY who stood out from all the other bands I'd seen as they came from more of a street rock 'n' roll kinda sound. Not what I was expecting and was tapping my foot something wicked during their set. Rixe from France ripped also. Got a nice Disclose metal bage/pin there along with some Rixe stuff and an Alexander Heir - Death/Traitors embroidered patch. But it's the two songs on that 7" that make this bundle. Skinhead club bangerz m8:
VANITY - Yer Fucking Boring b/w There's The Door. Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single (Katorga Works – KW-040) US, 2015.
Faith / Void delivers once again...Fizzing at the bung over these ones. 3 of these I've been after for quite some time. I've never come across either of the KJ ones before so I exclaimed a large "ermagherd" when I saw them in the bins. Am hoping to get the 7" signed by them when they play Toronto in Feb. Regarding the Blitz 12" although the track 'Solar' extended version isn't on the Second Empire Justice album it reminded me of a time years ago in Christchurch when I had an original copy of it in my hands going for $8 or something and I didn't buy it for whatever reason. I think the first earthquake hit within a week after and the record store moved or something...haven't seen a copy since. Oh yeah that Water Torture goes haaaaaaaard. Two bassist and a drummer yelling like that Aussie dog impression guy
on the news. Gnarly stuff. Clockwise from top-left:
KILLING JOKE - Requiem. Vinyl, 7", 45 Black Injection mould labels (EG - EGMD 1.00, Malicious Damage - EGMD 1.00) UK, 1980.
SEA OF SHIT/WATER TORTURE -Sea Of Shit/Water Torture. Vinyl, 7", Split (Diseased Audio – DAR-006) US, 2012.
KILLING JOKE - The Courtauld Talks. 2 X Vinyl, 12" (Invisible – INV 004) US, 1989.
BLITZ - Solar. Vinyl, 12", Single (Future Records - 12 FS 6) UK, 1983.