Sunday, December 1, 2013
Next Polish band is more in the anarchopunk vein. 'Walka Trwa!' is the 1st tape of Action Freedom, released in 1999 on tape label TKA. Their 2nd release was a split tape with Amen (their 7") on Nikt Nic Nie Wie in 2002.
11 tracks of powerful, political punk with a sax. Reminds me a bit of Wlochaty or Stracony.
TKA was one of the many Polish tape labels around releasing mainly crust stuff like Bisect, Alkochol Front, Anti-Holocaust, ..., as well as discographies / tape versions of vinyl albums of foreign bands like Disclose, Hiatus, Extinction Of Mankind, Those Who Survived The Plague, ...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
15th release on tape label Qrva Sistema from Słupsk, Poland.
Earth Movement were from Suwałki and played HC/punk with a strong ecological message.
This tape was Earth Movement's 1st release but don't know when it got released. They also did a 7" in 1998 on Dwie Strony Medalu but I prefer the songs on the tape.
There's also a reggae-ish tune. Reggae was/is quite popular among the Polish punks.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
As promised, here's the 2nd and last tape of Polish crustpunks Monoteizm-Co-Existence. Released on Czech label Malarie Records probably around 1998.
The band went through some line-up changes as the bassplayer and one of the vocalists left.
1st 2 songs already appeared on the previous tape. This tape has a better sound than 'Oblicze Prawdy'.
Patrz I Odczuj!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
More crust stuff out of Poland from the mid-90's. Monoteizm-Co-Existence from Kolno aren't that wellknown. Guess they never played out of Poland. They managed to release 2 cassette albums of which 'Oblicze Prawdy' is the 1st one. This one was released on Demonstracja Tapes in 1995. Seems they were good friends with Sanctus Iuda. If you like Sanctus Iuda, you'll definitely should give Monoteizm-Co-Existence a try. 2nd tape will follow soon.
Monoteizm-Co-Existence - Oblicze Prawdy
Friday, November 1, 2013
More crustpunk out of Poland. Disgusting Lies started mid-90's in the city of Białystok. The 'Byt Określa Świadomość' cassette was the band's 1st release on Demonstracja Tapes, in 1995. Some tracks were re-recorded for the Rich Man/Poor Man 7" released in 1996 on Malarie Records.
Their 1st proper album 'Pewegno Dnia...' got released in 1999 on Malarie Records (cassette version on Nikt Nic Nie Wie). 4 tracks of that album appear on a split 7" with Fact on MCR Company.
From then I stopped following Disgusting Lies, but in the next years they released a 10" album and split album with Campus Sterminii on Italian label Agipunk.
Discogs states the band to be grindcore but they are definitely not. More your typical 90's D-beat crusty stuff. For those who are into Homomilitia, Sanctus Iuda, Infekcjia, Silna Wola, ....
Sunday, October 27, 2013
In the mid-90's I bought some tapes from Poland, most of those are crusty stuff. Crustpunk and radical politics were blooming over there after the Berlin wall fell and the Soviet Union desintegrated. Most popular bands were Homo Militia and Sanctus Iuda.
Here's a tape of How Long?, a band that had members from Poland as well as from Czech.
The only vinyl release they did is a split 7" with Swedes Unarmed.
The band got together a few years back so it seems and released split albums with Roxor and Kulma. Think they're a full Czech band now.
Side A has studio recordings from 1996. The last 4 tracks on that side are the same as the split 7".
Side B has rehearsal recordings from 1997. Sound is not that great and tracklisting is a bit confusing. Found an untitled song somewhere at the end.
Cover songs of Discharge, Shitlickers and Konwent A.
I must admit that I don't listen to this kind of stuff for years. Got really bored with crust as I find most bands quite boring.
Think the tape was released in 1998, on Polish label Czerwony Diabełek.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
2nd release on F.F.T., a label run by the people of Argue Damnation. 'Fuck Fashion Town' contains 5 bands, all with a different sound.
Argue Damnation opens side A with 3 tracks of fast HC with a strong political message. They are the most wellknown on the tape with a lot of releases.
Next is Iboibosarugutsuwa. 2 tracks of which the 1st one is an instrumental. Pretty obscure stuff.
Side A ends with another obscure band called Hell Shannon. 3 tracks of cool, rocking HC/punk.
Side B starts with 4 tracks of noisy stuff by Filaria. The band was already finished. They existed from 1991 to 1993. Probably the only recording of this band. Unfortunately not the best sound.
2nd and last band is John Holmez. Only 2 titles mentioned but there are 3 songs. They play new school metalcore, a style I really can't get into. Too bad this stuff infected the Japanese HC scene as well.
The F.F.T. Label also released the Frigöra 7" and 'Aspects Of War' 10" of Disclose.
Fuck Fashion Town
Saturday, October 12, 2013
If you would wonder who Kip is, well it's about Kip Xool, drummer of the following punk/HC bands: The Heretics, Cowboy Killers, Four Letter Word, In The Shit, No Such Thing, Da Capo and Bad Sam.
He sent a tape to my good friend Mad Mohawk, which I could rip and post here.
All the tracks found here were never released (some were re-recorded for official releases) or very hard to find.
The Heretics was Kip's first band. Now we can hear their full 1986 demo "It's Better To Die On Your Feet...".
Next is Cowboy Killers, one of Kip's bands I witnessed live in the early 90's. These recordings are an unreleased demo from 1988.
Next is Four Letter Word's 1995 demo. Must admit I never heard them before although they were a big name in the 90's. Maybe I mixed them with all the shitty poppunk that ravaged the 90's. One song is cut as it ends on side A and continues on side B.
In The Shit I've also witnessed in the late 90's as they played in a squat where I lived. Really liked them. This is their 1999 demo. I think all songs were re-recorded for vinyl releases.
No Such Thing I never heard of before. Also not my favourite band on the tape. Demo from 2000; 3 songs.
Next is Da Capo with songs recorded between 2002 and 2005. Don't think they ever released something.
Last band is Bad Sam with 4 songs recorded in 2010. Another band I know nothing about.
Four Letter Word
In The Shit
No Such Thing