Sunday, October 27, 2013

How Long? - s/t Tape

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.

How Long?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

V/A Fuck Fashion Town Tape

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

Kip's Crazy Collection Of Welsh Bands

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.

The Heretics

Cowboy Killers

Four Letter Word

In The Shit

No Such Thing

Da Capo

Bad Sam