Fourteen Wagnerian teen-trash-tragedy masterpieces - it's as if The Ronettes and The Ramones were invited to a wild party in Gold Star Studios’ echo chamber. Fuzz guitars, loud drums, trashy pianos, jingle bells, tambourines and three-minute dance floor garage killers where a Wall of Sound blasts the songs out of the speakers! Produced and recorded by Søren Christensen at Starr Sound Recording Studios in Denmark and mixed by top producer/wall of sound aficionado Seiki Sato in Japan, the album will be released on October 15th 2021 on Damaged Goods Records. The band will set out on a thrilling 17 date UK Tour to kick out the pandemic's blues with some sweaty and loud concerts!
1 – Want You! Like A Cigarette
2 – I Can Hardly Wait
3 – Hey Boy
4 – Night Time (The Boy Of Mine)
5 – R.I.N.G.O.
6 – Until You're Mine
7 – Trash Can Honey
8 – Hop The Twig
9 – Misfits & Freaks
10 – My One And Only Baby
11 – Too Late To Say I'm Sorry
12 – Edge Of My Nerves
13 – Won't Let You Go
14 – Cry Cry Cry
Their 2nd EP, Big Attraction, was released in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year for these young punks. Growing buzz around their blistering live show made the band a hot tip at Bigsound in Brisbane, while the band was added to festival lineups including Meredith and CherryRock17. The band and were invited to join the Cosmic Psychos on their forthcoming November/December tour and capped off the year with a sellout NYE show at the legendary Tote in their home town of Melbourne.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: Amyl And The Sniffers have been a force to be reckoned with on the Australian punk scene (and indeed over here), and this early document of their first two EP's are an absolutely essential purchase. Every bit as incendiary and uncompromising as their LP's, an essential purchase.
1 I'm Not A Loser
3 Mole (Sniff Sniff)
4 Balaclava Lover Boogie
6 70's Street Munchies
7 Pleasure Forever
8 Caltex Cowgirl
10 Stole My Pushbike
A side - taken from the band's forthcoming second LP! B-side – a cover of Buzzcocks' 'Time's Up' – Exclusive to this release!
The Shadracks are a three-piece rock n’ roll group hailing from Medway, Kent. With timeless and expert precision the Shadracks play from 37.3 years in the past 33.7 years into the future.
The actual origins of the group date back even further with their cultural appropriation of Babylonian 'Rhythm and Punk.
A mere 3 years ago Huddie Shadrack and Elisa Abednego had a brief encounter in deserted parkland. Discovering they shared an interest in vacant park benches, herbaceous borders and beat music it became paramount that they form a group - and quickly. After the release of their self titled debut LP, a subsequent live BBC 6Music session for Marc Riley and a fast selling EP, Elle Meshack retired from The Shadracks to peruse a career as a Poly Styrene impersonator aboard a Tahitian cruise liner: SS Honolulu Baby. Fortunately for the bass bereft Shadracks an advert placed in the window of a local stationers was answered by a certain Rhys ‘King Nebuchadnezzar’ Webb. A meeting issued and after proclaiming "Oh merciful Marduck, may the house that I have built endure forever” Their followed a two-hour induction ceremony (in which to learn all the new tracks for their forthcoming long player From Human Like Forms and Webb, for it was he, was sworn into The Shadracks fraternity. councillor Duxbury 2021
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF/ The Chatham Singers
Bob Dylan's Got A Lot To Answer For C/w Chatham MTB
Fortunately for the bass bereft Shadracks an advert placed in the window of a local stationers was answered by a certain Rhys ‘King Nebuchadnezzar’ Webb. A meeting issued and after proclaiming "Oh merciful Marduck, may the house that I have built endure forever” Their followed a two-hour induction ceremony (in which to learn all the new tracks for their forthcoming long player From Human Like Forms and Webb, for it was he, was sworn into The Shadracks fraternity. From Human Like Forms sees The Shadracks achieving giddy new heights in their song writing and performing abilities - pushing their ancient sound 3.7 years ahead of the current lunar time module. Councillor Duxbury. 2021
1 – Don't Let Go
2 – No Time
3 – Barefoot On The Pavement
4 – Pray
5 – Count To Ten
6 – It's All Undoing
7 – You Are Adored
8 – Wet Cake
9 – From Human Like Forms
10 You Can't Lose
11 – Did You Like It Then
12 – Delicate Touch
13 – Not Yet Been Erased
14 – No Time (Slight Return)
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: The always prolific Childish returns for another storming LP of fuzzed-out punk and jilted rock and/or roll. Screaming guitars segue into jangling rhythmic sections, brilliantly epitomising the melodic duality of this hugely influential character.
1 – Where The Wild Purple Iris Grows
2 – Mystery Song
3 – Ballad Of Hollis Brown
4 – She Was Wearing Tangerine
5 – Pluma Dorada
6 – Come Into My Life
7 – Train Kept A Rollin'
8 – You Can't Capture Time (Slight Return)
9 – You Say That You Love Me
10 – Tunnel Of Love
11 – Mouldy Fig
12 – The Same Tree
1 - Hoodoo Hop
2 - Time Is Ticking
3 - Come Inside
4 - Nobody But You
5 - T-C-H-A-U
6 - Strawberry Boy
7 - Voodoo Doll
8 - All About You
9 - The Way You Walk
10 - The Teens Are Square
11 - Boom! Dynamite!
12 - Fool Fool Fool
1 - I've Been Walking
2 - Go! Go! Go!
3 - Money Blind
4 - The Boy I Love
5 - Push It Too Hard
6 - I Wanna Be Your Yoko Ono
7 - Shiver!
8 - We Are Gonna Die
The album also see them add broader nuances, influences and sound qualities to their garage rock recipe. The tunes are teen-trash-tragedy garage meets The Ronettes and The Ramones in Gold Star Studios’ echo chamber. Fuzz guitars, loud drums, trashy pianos, jingle bells, tambourines and three-minute dance floor garage killers where a Wall of Sound blasts the songs out of the speakers! The album will be released in Autumn 2021 on Damaged Goods Records. With a bit of luck the duo will be back on the road promoting it. Like everybody else, The Courettes can´t wait to have sweaty rock’n’roll shows again!
1 - I've Been Walking
2 - Go! Go! Go!
3 - Money Blind
4 - The Boy I Love
5 - Push It Too Hard
6 - I Wanna Be Your Yoko Ono
7 - Shiver!
8 - We Are Gonna Die
9 - Hoodoo Hop
10 - Time Is Icking
11 - Come Inside
12 - Nobody But You
13 - T-C-H-A-U
14 - Strawberry Boy
15 - Voodoo Doll
16 - All About You
17 - The Way You Walk
18 - The Teens Are Square
19 - Boom! Dynamite!
20 - Fool Fool Fool
Holed away in the distant inter tidal marshland of mid-Seventies Kent, breaking rocks in the hot sun as a teenage dockland stonemason, undiagnosed dyslexia and general insubordination denying him the educational path he might have taken, Childish took the punk gospel Malcolm McLaren and the Sex Pistols preached in 1976 as revealed scriptural truth.
Forty-two years later Childish is the last man standing, the most enduring, uncorrupted and prolific of the class of ‘77.
And some heroic fool has now tried to sum him up in a mere forty-eight songs, from the thousand or so he has recorded.
This compilation provides tiny tasters of each of Childish’s phases, and some snippets of short-lived side-projects too.
Administered correctly, it will make an addict of you. You have been warned.
1/Whatcha Gonna Do About It (Live) - The Pop Rivets
2/Kray Twins (Demo) - The Pop Rivets
3/Love Can Lose - The Milkshakes
4/I'm Out Of Control - The Milkshakes
5/You Make Me Die - Thee Mighty Caesars
6/The Double Axe - Thee Mighty Caesars
7/Come Into My Life - Thee Mighty Caesars
8/Cowboys Are Square - Thee Mighty Caesars
9/I Feel Like Giving In - The Delmonas
10/Brimful Of Hate - Jack Ketch And The Crowmen
1/Davey Crocket - Thee Headcoats
2/Girl From '62 -Thee Headcoats
3/All My Feelings Denied - Thee Headcoats
4/Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot - Thee Headcoats
5/An Image Of You - Thee Headcoats
6/Evil Thing - Thee Headcoatees
7/Wild Man - Thee Headcoatees
8/Hurt Me - Thee Headcoatees
9/I'm Hurtin' - Thee Headcoats
1/Step Out - Billy Childish And Holly Golightly
2/Upside Mine - Billy Childish And Holly Golightly
3/I Don't Like The Man I Am - Billy Childish And The Singing Loins
4/Muscle Horse - Billy Childish And Sexton Ming
5/This Wondrous Day – Kyra
6/Rum And Coca Cola - Wild Billy Childish And The Blackhands
7/Mr Hitler - Wild Billy Childish And The Blackhands
1/Archive From 1959 - The Buff Medways
2/Troubled Mind- The Buff Medways
3/Unable To See The Good - The Buff Medways
4/Strood Lights - The Buff Medways
5/The Man With The Gallows Eyes - The Chatham Singers
6/The Angel Of Death - The Chatham Singers
7/Medway Wheelers - The Buff Medways
8/You Piss Me Off - The Buffets
1/Joe Strummer's Grave - The Musicians Of The British Empire
2/Snack Crack - The Musicians Of The British Empire
3/Christmas 1979 - The Musicians Of The British Empire
4/Polygraph Test - The Guy Hamper Trio
5/We Spartan Dreggs (Be Fine) - The Spartan Dreggs
6/Headlong Fly The Achaeans - The Spartan Dreggs
7/A Shropshire Lad - The Spartan Dreggs
1/A Song For Kylie Minogue – CTMF
2/In A Parallel World – CTMF
3/Something's Missing Inside – CTMF
4/All Our Forts Are With You – CTMF
5/Cadillac - The Dear Watsons
6/It's So Hard To Be Happy - The Shall I Say Quois
7/CTMF – CTMF
Over the years we've met at shows, played together a bunch of times, and we believe the respect and admiration is mutual. We didn’t want our latest album to sound like all contemporary punk rock of our scene. We are a so-called “Ramonescore” band but we started more than 25 years ago so we think that definition is not enough to describe what we've done and what we’re still doing. We love what Giuda did with '70s glam rock… they took a kind of music that was more than 40 years old and made it fresh, catchy, relevant today, while still following a specific canon. They produce their own records so we thought they could totally improve a Manges one. They know punk rock pretty well too and that’s a fact. Just think about their astonishing previous band Taxi! We wanted to see what could happen by having Lorenzo and Danilo’s approach on our band’s music. The studio sessions in Rome were great, we have been very productive although the environment was pretty laid-back. One of our favorite songs for our new album is called 'Tootsie Rolls', and it kinda stands aside from the rest of the album, being a more pure rock tune. On this one, our producers could totally work on their favorite arrangements and structure, to the point that we ended up having two versions: one, the album song, and two, a remixed version featuring members of Giuda, called 'Tootsie Rolls - Part II'. What a treat!”
Then Woodie joined and things started to move quickly with Gaz joining (the original singer. Nicky Fitzgerald, Slimy Toads brother, bailed out when it started to become a real thing. Then Dean replaced Mark Adams.” - Eddie Turtle 2021. “I was at school south of London in Caterham in the late '70s and used to hang out in Goodness Records each afternoon spending all my paper round money there. I'd seen 'The Daleks' sprayed on a wall in the town and got chatting to Eddie one day, they were looking for a drummer - The general consensus locally was that he was a great songwriter. I think the band name came from the end of Remote Control by the Clash - 'gonna be a Dalek... I obey!' There was quite a few line-up changes before the record, it was me that suggested Gaz as a front man. He'd just been expelled from my school for dying his hair and looked the part... yellow creepers to boot! It was him that did the artwork for the record sleeve and got all our mates to get photo booth pictures done. We all made the pilgrimage to Broadcasting House at the BBC to take John Peel a copy. Gaz spoke to him from the phone on reception (while he was in the middle of a show).
I only heard one side of the conversation but it went something like 'It's Gaz from the Daleks from Croydon, we've brought you our record to play... it's fuckin' brilliant!'” - Woodie Taylor 2021 Strictly Rockers Following the demise of The Daleks in the early 80’s, Gaz the lead singer and front man of The Daleks, was quick to form a new band, Strictly Rockers, with two local Croydon reprobates Ian and Steve. Gaz and Ian wrote the songs and Steve provided the distinctive percussion. The 3-piece band was born, Gaz was again lead vocals but now sported a bass guitar. Running off the back of the punk rock era the band exploded with collection of up-beat anti establishment songs, the exception to the theme being the classic track 'I Miss You'. The trio played a variety of different venues in the Croydon area, with their favourite haunt being the “Star” in West Croydon where they played regularly. Probably their most memorable gig was with UK Subs, and the infamous Charley Harper.
Strictly Rockers' popularity was short lived, and within 18 months the trio had gone their separate ways. L.A.M.F. ViaVess “When Gaz and Roland left, I felt that we would have been successful if we'd stayed together, so, thought I'd call us Virgins of Success, shortened to V of S. Then I thought what about giving it a mysterious twist so ViaVess was how the initials sounded when you said V of S, so that became our "shortlived" name. It was a very short-lived band (3 or 4 months and I was then off following the Meteors full-time).” - Eddie Turtle 2021
2/Man Of The World
6/Rejected (1979 Demo)
7/Stand By Me (Strictly Rockers)
9/One Small Mind
10/I Got You (Strictly Rockers)
11/You Wouldn't Know (ViaVess)
13/(I'm Not In Love With The) Rude Girl (ViaVess)
14/I'm A Runt (Eddie Turtle)
15/Miss You (Strictly Rockers)
Hop the Twig was a slang for dying in the 19th century. A very up to date theme in these pandemic times, so the tune has a bit of a dark atmosphere - although you can easily dance to it. Shake off your lockdown blues and enjoy the ride, while you can! Glorious B Side “Only Happy When You´re Gone” is a Spector-esque dancefloor Killer!, filled with girl group backing vocals and wall of sound echoes and vibes. And yes, tremolo fuzz atomic guitars are also there!
1 – To Sing The Blues You Gotta Be Blue
2 – When The Eagle Becomes A Hen
3 – Celebrating Weakness
4 – Hanging By A Tenuous Thread
5 – The Bearded Lady Also Sells The Candy Floss
6 – What Kind Of Friend Were You
7 – Oh Sister
8 – A Dull Blade
9 – The Department Of Discontinued Lines
10 – Thatcher's Children
11 – A Rusty Stain
1 - Where The Black Water Flows
2 - Exuberant Me
3 - God's Reason Why
4 - It Happened Before (Will It Happen Again?)
5 - Roll The Stone Back Across The Mouth Of The Cave
6 - Do Not Be Indifferent To Me
7 - A Simple Twist Of Fate
8 - Wise Blud
9 - White Whale Blues
10 - The Devil Is Choked
11 - Blud Under The Bridge
Before releasing the critically acclaimed Le Jardin de Heavenly, Cathy Rogers (keyboard, back-up vocals) joined the band. Her harmony vocals and keyboards became an integral part of the group's sound.Before their next long-player, Heavenly released two non-album 7" singles, 'P.U.N.K. Girl' and 'Atta Girl'. These signalled a growing complexity in Amelia's songwriting, particularly 'Atta Girl', in which Amelia and Cathy sung in rapid-fire trade-off vocals. A broadening (and darkening) of lyrical subject matter was shown in the B-side, 'Hearts and Crosses', which told the story of a date rape, with an upbeat keyboard riff providing an ironic counterpoint.
The band's third LP was The Decline and Fall of Heavenly (1994). Here the group were at their most commercial and at their most attuned with the growing Britpop movement. The arrangements expanded even more to include strings and a large amount of percussion, and the dual-vocal trick was used on several tracks. Lyrically, the old romantic view of love was largely banished, but the tunes remained as upbeat and joyful as ever. In 1995, the band contributed the song 'Snail Trail' to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Bothered produced by the Red Hot Organization. The group's last album was Operation Heavenly (1996). Arriving in the middle of the Britpop boom, the album contained such fine singles as 'Space Manatee' and 'Trophy Girlfriend'. Despite the closing of Sarah Records and release on Wiiija, the album was still recognisably the Heavenly sound. Shortly before the release of Operation Heavenly, Mathew Fletcher, the band's drummer and Amelia's brother, committed suicide. The remaining members announced that the band name Heavenly was to be retired.
1 – I Fell In Love Last Night
2 – Over And Over
3 – Our Love Is Heavenly
4 – Wrap My Arms Around Him
5 – She Says
6 – Escort Crash On Marston Street
7 – So Little Deserve
8 – I’m Not Scared Of You
9 – Atta Girl
10 – P.U.N.K. Girl
11 – Hearts And Crosses
12 – Dig Your Own Grave
13 – So?
14 – Trophy Girlfriend
15 – Space Manatee
16 – You Tore Me Down
17 – Art School
A Postcard From Britain was a snapshot of modern life. Does the new album cover similar themes or have you taken a new direction? Captain :- It's sad that high streets around the world have been destroyed by online shopping but nobody's forcing people to do it.. but what can you do. These are very strange times were living though - I just count myself lucky to have been around to witness the 2nd half of the 20th century.. a fab time for music, culture, ideas.. and that without even mentioning Benny Hill and On The Buses. The new album coincides with all this virus malarkey.. which, unpleasant as it is will undoubtedly be used by the powers that be to tighten the screws on us little people on behalf of their billionaire paymasters. Blah blah, etc. There's a bit of that hidden away in the album
1/Sell Her Spark
2/Get Back Into The World
3/Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn Ya
4/Black Spider Memo Man
7/A Little Prick
8/DJ With Half A Brain
9/What’s The Point Of Andrew?
10/Fine Fairweather Friend
11/I Married A Monster
12/You And Me
A Postcard From Britain was a snapshot of modern life. Does the new album cover similar themes or have you taken a new direction? Captain :- It's sad that high streets around the world have been destroyed by online shopping but nobody's forcing people to do it.. but what can you do. These are very strange times were living though - I just count myself lucky to have been around to witness the 2nd half of the 20th century.. a fab time for music, culture, ideas.. and that without even mentioning Benny Hill and On The Buses. The new album coincides with all this virus malarkey.. which, unpleasant as it is will undoubtedly be used by the powers that be to tighten the screws on us little people on behalf of their billionaire paymasters. Blah blah, etc. There's a bit of that hidden away in the album.
Nigel: Along with ‘Boys in the Corner’ it has a commercial feel, not something we specifically aim for so when one comes up it’s a bonus. There’s still a big audience for punk rock, why do you think the music has stood the test of time? Pete: At the most basic level I think it comes down to the energy, brevity and sheer catchiness of the best punk tunes. Nigel: Because it lacks pretention and as it did back in '77 and anyone can have a go. Also……It’s Good. Esso: It had a definite identity maybe – it was a movement that attracted people who didn’t feel part of the mainstream, and so once finding a home didn’t want to leave it, in fact remaining loyal to that thing that they felt saved them.
When you formed the band back in the ‘70s did you expect you’d still be making records 40-odd years later? Pete: no not at all, I think I imagined I would be retired and living in a mansion by the age of 30. Nigel: No, I thought I’d be living on my country estate deciding whether to drive the Aston or the Bentley and throwing rocks at the neighbours. Esso: Not at all, twenty years old – 40 years was a different world.
Who, what and why are The Sensible Gray Cells?
Captain :- Paul Gray and myself being garage psych afficianados would prefer to hear more of this kind of music and this is our contribution to the cause. If I said that some of the songs were 'Damned rejects' that shouldn't be seen as an indication of inferior songwriting.. more that they're not wearing the right shirt. ‘So Long’ is the new single due out on Damaged Goods records. What’s the song about? Captain :- Ha ha.. it's a bit like the intro to '60s TV's The Prisoner where Patrick McGoohan storms down that corridor to rant and rave at his boss as he delivers his resignation request. Were not that formal in punk rock but if we were this is what it might sound like.
I'm still making regular CTMF recordings at the same sessions it's just the fun of working with different sounds. I was listening to Slim Harpo ('Got Love If You Want It') in a cafe, Jim form Ranscombe Studios was having a coffee and I said “this is a great song, we should try to get that echo chamber going.” Next day he said he'd been messing with it and I said “right, let's record!” How does this differ from the previous two Chatham Singers albums? Less country, no poetry, more developed sound, otherwise the same. It features fantastic blues harp playing by guest player Jim Riley, tell us a bit about him. Jim plays with us on the other LPs as well, I just wanted to highlight that a bit on this LP. I've known Jim since '77 when he was in the local R&B group, Wipeout, and I was in the local punk outfit The Pop Rivets.
We played together a few times and became pals back then. Jim now runs the local studio where we record with my drum kit from Thee Mighty Caesars. You’ve really captured that authentic gritty urban blues sound. Gearheads will want to know what guitars and amps you used? My same old Selmer Truevoice guitar 15 amp I've used since the Milkshakes, a 15 Selmer bass combo (15 quid from Rochester flea market. A '59 Jazzmaster guitar and an old Hagstrom bass that Thee Headcoats got on the cheap in Seattle. As the album is titled Kings of the Medway Delta, what do you think those other Kent-born musicians, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger would make of the album and how does it compare to their work? We got the sound of that Chess Studios echo chamber, so I guess they'd be pretty envious. I love the Rolling Stones when they were R&B fans, not so much after the rock set in. Your recent live shows have been very well-received. Any plans to play some specifically blues-based shows in 2020? Not at the moment, let's see.
1 – The Good Times Are Killing Me (Blues)
2 – Got Love If You Want It
3 – Main Line
4 – When I Was A Cowboy (Out On The Western Plains)
5 – All My Feelings Denied (Blues)
6 – Ranscombe Farm Boogie
7 - Wiley Coyote (Blues)
8 – The Double Axe (Blues)
9 – Why Did I Destroy Our Love
10 – My Love For You
11 – What's Wrong With Me
12 – You Wonder Why I'm Hurting
1 – VD Boiler
2 – Hell Razor
3 – No One
4 – Make Trouble
5 – Speech 1 (David Ennals MP/Fiona Richmond)
6 – Save The Baby Seals
7 – Foxhunters
8 – Speech
2 (Gabrielle Drake/Johnny/Captain)
9 – Hard Lovin' Man
As is archetypal of a Fabienne Delsol LP, carefully chosen covers are lovingly interpreted via Fabienne’s delicate voice – take Lyme and Cybelle’s ‘Follow Me’, itself a wonderful heavy-handed garage-folk jaunt, or the stunning take on the Human Beinz’ second album opener ‘Face’, a spellbindingly solid piece - praise indeed to the assembled players on both. A lifelong devotee of “the Quo”, it’s no surprise then to hear Fabienne tackling a Spare Parts album track, only here ‘When I Awake’ is pared-back and sparkling, whilst Francoise Hardy’s smouldering French classic ‘J’ai Fait Du Lui Un Reve’ is reimagined with a sumptuous air of the ethereal, with stark emotion in that voice and slowly building up tonal layers as the track progresses - you’ll struggle to hear anything as haunting this year.
1 – See How They Run
2 – Ladder
3 – Door Knob
4 – So Many Could Not
5 – When I Awake
6 – The Face
7 – No Love To Give
8 – J'ai Fait De Lui Un Reve
9 – Follow Me
10 – I'll Never Be Lonely Again
11 – Hurtin' Kind
So what can we tell you about the new LP? Well it has 14 tracks including recent sold out single 'Catatonic'. There's a guest appearance from none other than Captain Sensible, a longtime friend and champion of the band. The original Mopeds Johnny and Slimy Toad have been joined by long time members, Jacko Pistorious , Rock N Roll Robot (also know as Rob from legendary Ska/Punk band ‘Case’) and Marty Love for the new album. It was recorded at Panther Studios, Reigate and produced by longtime associate Dick Crippen.
1 – Catatonic
2 – Hey Belinda!
3 – No Way Back
4 – Living In A Dream World
5 – Brian's Staying In Bed
6 – Communication
7 – Doom Spires
8 – I Feel Like I'm Falling Away
9 – Where's Shergar?
10 – Devoid Of Emotion
11 – Little Shop
12 – You Kill Me
13 – Oh Baby
14 – Black Witch Climax Blues Band Genetic Breakdown
The past is a foreign country and there’s certainly been many changes in the musical climate since 1988. Formats have come and gone (and returned!). Online, digital and streaming music were all pure science fiction then. But good music is as they say timeless. With this in mind we bring you some of the best music Damaged Goods Records has released since its humble beginnings in Ian Damaged's front room. With 500 releases to date it was difficult to whittle this collection down onto two pieces of vinyl and two shiny compact discs but we’re happy with the result. As a handy best-of or taster for further investigation we hope you’ll enjoy this selection. Place it on your turntable, crank up the volume and enjoy!
1/ Ain't No Rock 'n' Roll Rookie Johnny Moped
2/ Every Bit Of Me Thee Headcoats
3/ Shirts Off Armitage Shanks
4/ Soundtrack To The Daily Grind Graham Day And The Gaolers
5/ You're So Sorry The Budget Girls
6/ When My Mind Is Not Live Fabienne Delsol
7/ New Art Riot Manic Street Preachers
8/ Hanging By A Thread Cowbell
9/ Punk Rock Enough For Me CTMF
1/ Walk A Mile Holly Golightly
2/ I Came Out Of The Wilderness Pete Molinari
3/ I Don't Like The Man That I Am Wild Billy Childish And The Singing Loins
4/ Davey Crockett Thee Headcoatees
5/ Archive From 1959 The Buff Medways
6/ Love Pours Out Of My Heart Miss Ludella Black
7/ Slingshot The Senior Service
8/ The Harbour Master Cee Bee Beaumont
9/ Sing Shed Sing Billy Childish And Sexton Ming
1/ Conquer The World Cyanide Pills
2/ Terminal Boredom The Cute Lepers
3/ Number 10 Giuda
4/ Father And Son Oizone
5/ I Don't Want It Thee Spivs
6/ Are You A Wally? The Spartan Dreggs
7/ Never Gonna Push Me Around Mikabomb
8/ My Favourite Place J Church
9/ Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima The Snivelling Shits
10/ It Makes Me Belch Wat Tyler
1/ We Love You Helen Love
2/ Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are?) The Period Pains
3/ Endless Song Cuckooland
4/ David Cassidy Betty And The Werewolves
5/ Jack The Ripper The Revillos
6/ Ain't Worth The Time Thee Dagger Debs
7/ All My Friends Are Zombies The Priscillas
8/ It's So Hard To Be Happy The Shall I Say Quoit
9/ Just Around The Bend Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs
Thee Headcoats splinter group in 1991. She spent four years as a Headcoatee before breaking away to release her debut record, The Good Things, in 1995. Where the Headcoatees sound was a blend of girl group sounds and three-chord garage-rock with all the original songs coming from the pen of Billy Childish, Holly's solo sound is more a blend of pre-rock electric blues, folk rock, and less frantic rock 'n' roll. Apart from the wide range of covers of such artists as Willie Dixon, Ike Turner, Lee Hazelwood, Wreckless Eric, and Bill Withers, Golightly also writes most of her own material.
Holly Golightly is definitely the most interesting and diverse artist to come out of the Billy Childish school and is certainly one of the better singer/songwriters of the post-grunge era who gets better with every album. Since her debut in 1995, Golightly has been very prolific, releasing a string of classic long play records and loads of singles for a wide variety of labels as well as touring extensively in America, Australia & Europe. This double vinyl LP, (or single CD newly packaged in a digipack) compiles Holly's first twelve 7” singles, A & B-sides. It includes the bluesy 'No Big Thing' with its bar-room piano and harmonica backing, the dirty guitar-driven 'Til I Get, the shuffling brushed drums and double bass of 'Come The Day, the haunting vocal and bottleneck guitar of 'Stain' and finishes with a brilliant up-tempo cover of Pavement's 'Box Elder'.
1. Virtually Happy
2. The Ride #1
3. No Big Thing
4. My Own Sake
5. 'Til I Get
6. Waiting Room
7. I Can't Be Trusted
8. Card Table
9. No Hope Bar
10. Believe Me #1
11. Come The Day
12. In You
13. Believe Me #2
15. Won't Go Out
16. Too Late Now
18. Lonesome Town
19. Your Love Is Mine
20. Laughing To Keep From Crying
22. Rain Down Rain
23. You Shine
24. Box Elder
Produced by the band themselves at Soup studios in Limehouse, London, their early raw bare-bones sound has now been fully expanded with Jack’s sandpaper grit guitars and Wednesday’s freight train rhythms chased down with some glitchy synths and vintage organs (Doom train/Neon blue) as well as a drop of Delta gospel Blues on Nothing But Trouble (also incidentally the first Cowbell song ever to actually feature a Cowbell). Otis and Pickett-era horns breathe seductively into the swampy-stomp of What Am I Supposed To Do, while New Kind Of Love tiptoes onstage with its alluring smokey jazz piano as Wednesday brings a beautifully casual Peggy Lee type Fever to the microphone.But it’s with the curtain-closers on both sides of wax that
1: Haunted Heart
2: None Of Your Business
4: Doom Train
5: Neon Blue
6: Something's Gotta Give
7: Nothing But Trouble
8: What Am I Supposed To Do?
9: New Kinda Love
10: Stop Breaking Your Own Heart
11: No Wrong
…The band – four like-minded old friends sharing a love for the thematic majesty created by the likes of John Barry and Barry Gray – reconsidered and it was quickly decided upon to pen wholly original material, to follow in the colossal footprints of those sultans of the soundtrack. Colossal footprints undoubtedly, but the impassioned quartet of Johnny, Graham, Darryl and Wolf collectively lifted the hallowed mantle and strived to build their own set of purely instrumental tunes. What emerged was a collection of songs with an orchestral sensibility juxtaposed with an urgent garage rock crash bang wallop! It was completely unique but had a comforting familiarity that would take the listener back to the greatest scenes from some of their favourite movies. The fruit of these endeavours is now in your hand, packaged under the title of The Girl in the Glass Case – a title inspired by an original Wolf Howard poem. From the first unexpected crash of Snake Charmer that attacks you like the crack of a rattlesnake’s tail, to the final hushed piano coda of Bees, via the European flavoured intrigue of Into the Tunnel and exhilarating Mexican romance of Five Beans in the Wheel, you are completely immersed in the world of The Senior Service. So please indulge and enjoy. The Girl in the Glass Case awaits you.
Roberto Rocket February 2016
1. Social Network
2. Outside Myself
3. The Crowds And The Sounds
4. Straight Out Of Art School
5. Weathered Men
6. Mickey Pearce Waved Goodbye
7. Heroin Pin Ups
8. Lets Talk About The Weather
9. Jigsaw Man
10. Mozart’s Locked Away
Once upon a time, Jimi Ben found himself lost in the jungle. He had been wandering in South East Asia for years and could find no way out. One night he was cruising for dirt and love, he got struck by sexedelic visions emerging from the red lights of go-go bars. An inner baboon voice told him: “Jimi ! Bad is good for you. Why don’t you set up a Rock’N’Roll band ?”. That’s exactly what he did. Back in his hometown (Stockton, Northern France), he was taught by long time friend Ricky Love how to play power chords on a guitar and recorded a first LP demo on a 4 tracks tape recorder in his kitchen.In December 2009, Johnny Boom (drums) joined Ricky Love (bass, vocals) and Jimi Ben (vocals, guitars) for their first show and further DIY tape recordings (Monkeys In Da House EP – 2011). Mainly influenced by American Garage bands, 60’s British Beat groups, Surf Music, Punk Rock and New Wave, these slackers like it rather cheesy, danceable and fun. The Jimi Ben Band started as a lo-fi garage trio. Since then, they have performed about 40 shows in France and Belgium and developed a degenerate style based on energy, coconut vocals and great amounts of reverb. They have made it quite clear that they wanted nothing but having girls dancing at gigs.
‘Black And White Memories’ was recorded in East London at Gizzard studios with Ed Deegan at the controls over the summer, it features 14 new tracks. This album shows how the band have progressed and matured over the last year, alongside storming garage & 77 Punk tracks like the lead single ‘TV Screen’ and ‘Flicking V’s’ there are even a couple of ballads! The band recently played the MOJO awards gigs at London’s 100 Club alongside the Jim Jones Revue and they are heading back over to Europe for another string of dates in late October. Thee Spivs are Ben Edge (Git/Vox) Dan May (bass) and Steve Coley (drums) Rock ‘N’ Roll hasn’t been this much fun for years, give it a try, you might like it!
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