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AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK NUGGETS

OUT MAY 15TH 2016!

degenerates

S/T

RUR #81 (LP)

THE DEGENERATES were the youngest Houston punk band formed in late 1979 played gigs at ‘The Island’ and ‘Joe Star’s Omni’ with great bands as, Really Red, The Angelic Upstart, The Dicks, Big Boys, Chelsea, Chron Gen, Toxic Reasons, The Stains, Dirty Rotten Imbecilles and many more.

cult heroes

AMERICAN STORY

RUR #80 (LP)

Hiawatha Bailey was the black Iggy-esque frontman (short on Iggy stage moves, but stronger than Iggy vocally) for Michigan’s Cult Heroes. Formed in ’78, the Detroit-style punk band opened for all the bigshots when they came through Ann Arbor, and lived up to their name by recording two of the better Midwest pre-hardcore punk records.

SYNTHETIC SHADOWS RECORDS

OUT MAY 15TH 2016!

joe d'elirio and the exxess

S/T

SS #21 (LP)

Started as a singer in a punk band in 1977, The Hot Pins, Aurelio Laloni, aka Joe D’Elirio, is a sort of small legend of italian underground music. His main musical influences ranging from Velvet Underground to Kraftwerk, from the Stooges to Giorgio Moroder.

AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK GEMS

OUT MAY 15TH 2016!

abuse

ABUSE!

RUG #06 (EP 7")

Punk rock didn’t come to Topeka, Kansas until 1979, but when it did it hit like an atom bomb. Abuse took their cue from The Stooges and the New York Dolls and then blended that into a sound all their own.

RAVE-UP / HELLNATION RECORDS

OUT MAY 15TH 2016!

shotgun solution

1983

HN #01 (LP)

Finally out a great co-production between your fave italian labels Rave Up and Valium/Hellnation Records! Shotgun Solution released only one amazing EP in 1983 on High Rise, the label founded by the godfather of italian rock giornalism, Federico Guglielmi.

News from rave-up records

COMING SOON

OUT IN OCTOBER

Future Releases

BAHNOF ‘rare and unreleased’ Ep
BLAUE REITER ‘The Correct Adulation of Myself’ Lp
BLEACH BOYS ‘Chloroform’ Lp
THE MOLLS ‘White Stains’ DLp

AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK NUGGETS

OBSCURE NUGGETS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF PUNK ROCK!

v/a

BOSTON BOOTLEG VOL 3

RUR #79 (DLP)

Boston was a hotbed of punk starting in the mid-70s but in those days it was tough for bands to put out records.

carsickness

1979-1982

RUR #78 (LP)

Art punk, No wave,social criticism with punk attitude. One of the best and obscure US bands of late Seventies!

the scenics

IN THE SUMMER

RUR #77 (LP)

Canadian underground legends, all original studio recordings, finally out of Rave Up Records!

the daughters

S/T

RUR #76 (LP)

Inspired by the British Invasion, 60’s garage bands, power pop, and their love of the New York Dolls, the Daughters formed in early 1980 on the North Shore of Boston, MA.

gina harlow and the cutthroats

LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY

RUR #73 (LP)

Gina Harlow and the Cutthroats were icons in the hey-day of Punk and New Wave, in New York City. Their shows at Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, Trax, Heat, Hurrah’s, and The Mudd Club were legendary.

luke mucus and the phlegm

S/T

RUR #72 (LP)

Inspired by the ‘77 Punk pages of Creem and Rolling Stone magazines, four suburban Detroit high school journalism classmates fashioned themselves into a band.

ground zero

GROUND ZERO

RUR #71 (LP)

Ground Zero was more than a band; it was a group of outcast musicians and visual artists hailing from Ohio, Maine, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and places in between.

luke warm

S/T

RUR #70 (LP)

In 1980, Detroit’s LUKE MUCUS & THE PHLEGM morphed into the more user-friendly LUKE WARM, catching the New Wave/Power Pop bug.

the streetkidz

LOOKING FOR A THRILL

RUR #65 (LP)

The Streetkidz were a bunch of NYC rockers that released only one rare EP in 1981 with three tracks (Go To School / Easy Way Out / In The IRA) on their own label (CK).

ed davis band

KEITH RICHARD'S DEAD

RUR #61 (LP)

Guitarists Mike Enright and Byron Stevens met drummer Curt Gary at the University of Cincinnati in the early 70s.

the spectacles

RE-SPECTACLED

RUR #59 (LP)

Finally one of the legends of the early S.Francisco punk music are on vinyl: these amazing tracks were in fact recorded in 1980 but they never saw the light!

the warm jets

WANNA START A WAR

RUR #56 (LP)

Philadelphia’s punk rock finest band! Started in 1977, the band was really popular at the ‘The Hot Club’, one of the main punk venues in USA.

the dawgs

OUTSIDE OF TIME

RUR #55 (LP)

The Dawgs were born in Beverly, Massachusetts, (just north of Boston) in the late 1970's. Ispired by sixties garage bands and local idols Real Kids, the band recorded a killer three-song EP on Greenline Records in 1979.

gregor mckenzie

TORTURE THAT GIRL

RUR #51 (LP)

Finally available the definitve anthology of Minnesota's Misanthropes! The band released four great and rare singles on the cult label Break'er Records between 1978-81.

contenders/backstabbers

LIVE IN THE BIG SLEAZY

RUR #11 (LP)

Amazing glam punk rock from New Orleans. These bands played a great mix of New York Dolls/Heartbreakers style rock'n'roll.

grim klone band

BLANK SPACE

RUR #10 (LP)

New Jersey pycho punkers on acid! Obnoxious and insane studio and live material recorded in 1978/79.

SYNTHETIC SHADOWS RECORDS

EARLY POST PUNK MINIMAL SYNTH WORLDWIDE!

network

CRUCIAL NETWORK

SS #21 (FOUR TRACK 12")

Roland TR-808 drum machine samples arranged in syncopated rhythm patterns often resembling the Funk breaks with simple, funky basslines…

kkd

STARS BEHIND THE SUN

SS #20 (LP)

Electronic synth new wave band part of the holy grail of the Italian wave and post-punk scene.

luc orient

S/T

SS #19 (LP)

Synthetic Shadows is proud to announce the exit of this missing masterpiece of italian new wave.

red asphalt

S/T

SS #18 (LP)

Red Asphalt was a San Francisco musical group, which formed in 1978 and dissolved in 1982. Their first live performance took place at SF’s famous Deaf Club.

liquid eyes

S/T

SS #17 (LP)

Finally on vinyl, the studio album sessions of one of the most important italian ‘cult band’ of the Eighties. The name of the band was ispired by the famous sci-fi novel of Louis Charbonneau.

illogical sound

S/T

SS #16 (LP)

Illogical Sound was born in Roma in 1981. The musicians were Luca Febbra (vocals, later in Liquid Eyes), Filippo Travaglio (guitar), Luigi Parravicini (bass, also in Liquid Eyes) and Andrea Filosa (drums).

aus decline

S/T

SS #13 (LP)

The Aus Decline, came from the town of Pavia in 1981, and were part of the big italian new wave scene of early eighties.

deca

MODULECTRON

SS #11 (LP)

Deca’s is a project of Federico De Caroli’s, started in the early Eighties. “Modulectron” is an anthology of unreleased material recorded between 1984-1986, a small jewel of Italian electronic music of the ‘golden age’.

system 56

S/T

SS #10 (LP)

System 56 was a band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed by Steve Simenic in the winter of 1981-82 through a series of Musicians Wanted ads in Cleveland’s local entertainment weekly - SCENE MAGAZINE.

jacket weather

WHEN SHADOWS MOVE

SS #09 (LP)

Timoty Gassen formed the pioneering minimalist-electro-wave act “Jacket Weather” in 1982, mixing dual Casiotone keyboards, real bass and drums — with the desolate imagery of the Arizona desert.

EUROPEAN PUNK SERIE

EUROPEAN PUNK SLABS FROM THE VAULTS!

no way

LIVE AT THE BEEB

EPS #14 (LP)

Unreleased recordings by original UK punk bands are becoming increasingly hard to find, so it was with great excitement when I came across a metal tape reel with “No Way – July ‘79” scratched into it.

charlie 'ungry

THE CHESTER ROAD ALBUM

EPS #12 (LP)

Charlie ‘Ungry were performing in the UK during the late 70s and early 80s. The band’s music was based around the songwriting and musical arrangements of Tony Sando and Jeff Gibbs.

RAVE UP RECORDS ITALIAN

OBSCURE BANDS FROM THE ITALIAN PUNK SCENE!

the ride

MASTURBAZIONE MENTALE

RURI #03 (LP)

The Ride were a punk rock band from Milan strongly influenced by Nuns and ’77 US punk rock.

RAVE UP RECORDS X

SIDE LABEL FOR CRAZY EXPERIMENTS!

the hand

S/T

RURX #05 (7")

Drone’n’roll trio from Rome witnessing the rise and fall of man-machine interaction.

mega

YOU ARE DEAD / BMW

RURX #04 (7")

Two songs of great and energetic pure KBD sound - inspired punk rock.

holiday inn

S/T

RURX #03 (7")

Recent project from the east end of Rome with an acid and minimal synth punk’s sound!

alieni

TOY BOY

RURX #01 (7")

Rave up records is proud to presents the new rock’n’roll sensation from Roma! Buy or die!

BACKSTREET RECORDS

REPRINTS OF OBSCURE POWERPOP BANDS FROM THE VAULTS!

student teachers

ABOUT THE STUDENT TEACHERS

BAC #17 (LP)

In the fall of 1977 at a John Cale concert at CBGB the opening band was the Mumps. Sitting in the front row was the president of their fan club, Bill Arning; he was 16.

AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK GEMS

7-INCHES GEMS FROM THE USA-PUNK BEST!

the projections

DETROIT PUNK ROCK HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

RUG #05 (7")

The Projections was a punk / powerpop / garage band formed in Detroit in the early 80s.

RAVE UP UK

7-INCHES GEMS FROM THE UK-PUNK BEST!

task force

FRESH AIR

RUK #03 (7")

The band were formed around march 1982 in Stanley County Durham, England, following the meeting of Trevor Johnson and Michael Harper, with the inclusion of Neil Sharkey on drums and Andrew Bell on bass (later replaced by Bruce Robinson).

RAVE-UP BOOKS

BRAND NEW BOOKS CASTING LIGHT ON OBSCURE AND RARE MUSIC!

luther blissett

IL LUTHER BLISSETT PROJECT A ROMA. 1995-1999

BOOKS #04 (BOOK)

La Rave Up Books & Records è lieta di annunciare la pubblicazione del volume di Luther Blissett "Il Luther Blissett Project a Roma. 1995-1999".

bizzarro italiano 1988-1999

ITALIAN WEIRD CINEMA FROM THE ANALOGIC ERA

BOOKS #03 (FANZINE + DVD)

Per gli amanti del cinema underground italiano degli anni ‘80 / ‘90 è in uscita la prima storica antologia su DVD che raccoglie i cortometraggi più rappresentativi di quel periodo curata dal regista Paolo Fazzini.

NOI CONQUISTEREMO LA LUNA

SCRITTI SULLA NEW WAVE ITALIANA 1980/1985

BOOKS #02 (BOOK)

“Noi conquisteremo la Luna” ripropone tutti gli articoli, le recensioni e le interviste sul post-punk italiano firmati da Federico Guglielmi fra il 1980 e il 1985, con solo un minimo di editing per salvaguardare lo spirito entusiastico e naif dell’epoca.

lo stivale è marcio

STORIE ITALIANE, PUNK E NON

BOOKS #01 (BOOK)

“Lo Stivale è marcio” affronta per la prima volta in modo approfondito gli eventi che vanno dal 1977 al 1980, anni di piombo, repressione e riflusso: un periodo analizzato sinora solo in brevi articoli o limitate e meno approfondite pubblicazioni.