Wednesday, April 29, 2020

FRITES MODERN

artist: FRITES MODERN (Amsterdam, HOLLAND)
venue: Buze
location: Steenwijk, HOLLAND
date: 30 April 1985
length: 23 minutes

HERE
35 years ago...punk is old.

Friday, April 24, 2020

THE NORMALS

artist: THE NORMALS (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
venue:
location: New York City, New York, USA)
date: ?? 1979
length: 76 minutes

HERE
File includes a ripping live set presumably recorded in New York City, several studio cuts (source unknown), ten minutes of radio interviews, and a few radio promos and ads from WPIX in New York. A killer listen throughout, even if I can't identify many of the tracks. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS

artist: UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS (Göteborg, SWEDEN)
venue: Pukkelpop Festival
location: Leopoldsburg, BELGIUM
date: 27 August 1988
length: 42 minutes

HERE
There are moments where this sounds like SAMHAIN doing STOOGES covers, and the live capture makes the guitars sound especially fucked. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

PAXTON QUIGGLY


artist: PAXTON QUIGGLY (Oakland, California, USA)
venue: 924 Gilman Street
location: Berkeley, California, USA
date: 13 December 1991
length: 29 minutes

HERE


Thursday, April 9, 2020

PAGANS

artist: PAGANS (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
venue: Pop Shop
location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
date: 26 March 1983
length: 30 minutes

From the dude in the crowd yelling "You're A SINNER!!" in the first three seconds to "Six And Change" descending into a total mess at the end of the recording, this set is a total screamer. There was one more song, but the tape cut off before it started. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

WAYNE COUNTY

artist: WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS (London, ENGLAND)
venue: ?
location: Cologne, W. GERMANY
date: ?? December 1978
length: 29 minutes

HERE
Hard to tell how the band was billed as WAYNE COUNTY or simply THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS, but the set (which sounds like it was recorded from radio, mostly that subtle static-y tape hiss masked as a whine) is screaming, and "Man Enough To Be Woman" has got to be one of the toughest NY/London punk '70s tracks ever. Also, because tape traders are an odd bunch - two presumably rehearsal tracks from FREE are tacked onto the end of the set. The "Fire & Water" track is legit.