Sunday, 8 June 2008

A Witness - I Love You, Mr Disposable Razors 12"

One of the more abrasive bands on the C86 compilation tape, A Witness are one of my favourite of the mid-80s Ron Johnson Records bands. The band was from Cheshire, they broke up after the guitarist's accidental death in 1989. This is their last single, posthumously released.

Vinyl Drip 1990


A - A Witness - I Love You, Mr Disposable Razors
B1 - A Witness - Tomorrow Never Knows
B2 - A Witness - Razors Lifestyle Mix

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Saturday, 7 June 2008

Seize - Everybody Dies 7"

I first heard a song off this single from one of Hyped 2 Death's Bad Teeth compilations. That series was dedicated to UK punk (hence the name) and has sadly been discontinued. I emailed Chuck at H2D and he said they stopped doing it because there were plenty of other people doing a better job of compiling the same stuff - I have to disagree, there were plenty of songs on the Bad Teeth comps I have that I haven't seen on any Killed By Death or Bloodstains Across The UK comps. I'd love to see a resurrected Bad Teeth series.

The band released a few other 7"s in the early 80s and in the late 80s a 12" with a different sound, almost like a C86-era indie band rather than a punk band. I'll post that record later.

Why Not Records 1982


A1 - Seize - Everybody Dies
A2 - Seize - 17 To 11
B1 - Seize - In For Me
B2 - Seize - Out Of Order

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Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Another Fine Mess - Demo Tape

I grew up in Worcester, England, a city not known for its musical heritage. In fact it's a city not known for anything much apart from sauce. I was in my teens in the early 90s and started going to see bands play in pubs like the Horn & Trumpet. Another Fine Mess were the best band I saw there, although I have to give a shout out to the Berts as well.

This is their demo tape from I guess around 1993 or so. It's indie/punk in a sort of Mega City Four style. I think the highlight of this band's career was probably opening for Pop Will Eat Itself.

They released one album "Million Smiles" which I may post later if anyone cares.


1 - Was It Me
2 - What Do You Know
3 - Million Miles Away

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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias - Snuff Rock 7"

I'm not sure if the band's name was officially Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias or Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias (the latter seems to make more sense) but it's spelt Lost on this single.

The Albertos were a comedy musical troupe, for this release they spoofed the 1977 punk scene, and in doing so produced one of my favourite punk songs ever - "Kill". The rest of this EP's not bad either, although the reggae song sucks. The band's stage show at this time ended with the singer faking his suicide, hence the title Snuff Rock.

Stiff Records 1977


A1 - Kill
A2 - Gobbin' On Life
B1 - Snuffin' Like That
B2 - Snuffin' In A Babylon

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