Friday, December 12, 2008
I Refuse It! - M 12"
I've seen that someone requested this record on Down Underground.
I Refuse It! was one of those Italian bands that pushed the borders of punk. They added sax, harmonica and sometimes keyboards to their sound.
The 1st release is the split tape with CCM that was later released (minus some songs) as a split LP on C.O.R. Records in the UK. Next release is a 3-track 7" on Totò Alle Prese Coi Dischi, a sublabel of Attack Punk Records.
The 'M' 12" is the band's 3rd release. Recorded in 1984/1985 but released in 1986 on Belfagor Records (CCM, Lanciafamme, Chain Reaction, Putrid Fever & Declino).
After this one came the 'Mind The Gap' 12" in 1989 but released one year earlier as a split LP with UK band Ultima Thule (with the drummer of Stazione Suicida) which you can find here.
There's a discography CD 'Cronache Del Videotopo' released in 2005 on Wide Records but I don't know if it's easy to get these days.
I tried my best to clean up the record but you'll still hear some noise, especially in the beginning of each side. The record looks clean but there's lots of crackling on my copy.
Eclectic and offbeat hard-driving punk. The Italian Butthole Surfers? Definitely outside stuff without losing the power.
-Tim Yohannon (from Maximum Rock'n'Roll #34, March 1986)
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