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AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK NUGGETS

15 NOVEMBER 2017

MARY MONDAY / STREETPUNKS / DA STATIKZ

IN THE CITY

RUR #82 (LP)

This anthology contains the original version of “Popgun” from Mary and the Street Punks first recordings. It was called “Out Of The Alley” on red vinyl. That was in June of 1977. The earliest female punk rocker to record in San Francisco!

In August Mary and Her Bitches recorded the 7” (revised version) of ‘”PopGun” plus Oh Rickie you took my razor blaaade’, one of the greatest west coast punk singles of the first wave. Fans of the ‘Killed By Death’ compilation series will no doubt be familiar with “Popgun” which features some of the greatest unhinged punk lead guitar of the era, complete with that airtight rhythm section, it’s a shot of pure, snot-caked crotch punch that you won’t be able to shake from your head for days. Former stripper Mary Monday had a life shrouded in mystery, and conflicting reports in the historic documentation as to the band and Mary’s origins are still baffling punkologists to this day, including her mysterious death a few years after this single’s release. As legend goes, she arrived in San Francisco from Vancouver in 1976 with green hair and put together a band that played around the Filipino cabaret scene at the Mabuhay Gardens in 1976. And in August of ’76 when The Ramones made their first West Coast appearances, the opening band for their big San Francisco debut show upstairs at the Savoy Tivoli was Mary Monday & the Bitches. Later on, Mary met up with the Street Punks, with whom the tracks on this single were penned by. The Street Punks would play shows as a separate unit (and eventually part ways), but with the blinding punk guitar screech acing up and down both sides of this classic single, this is where the planets aligned and such an epic formative sound was created, aged even better with time. The album contains their studio material and Don Lamb’s Da Statiks.

Album ltd. To 300 copies only.

 

AMERICAN 70'S HIGH ENERGY ROCK'N'ROLL

15 NOVEMBER 2017

THE BRATS

BRATOLOGY: THE BRATS COLLECTION

AHER #06 (LP)

Before there was KISS, before there were The Ramones and Blondie, there was The Brats. The Brats and The New York Dolls were at the forefront of the NYC music scene of the Seventies.

Brat, Rick Rivets, actually quit The Dolls to form The Brats. The Brats would become the biggest draw in NYC from 1972 to 1981 and every band hoped to open for them for the exposure. Just ask any one of the members of KISS or The Ramones (“Beat on The Brat!”) or any other NYC band for that matter, The Brats were a big influence on them and the whole NYC music scene of the Seventies. Their story begins one night while hanging out with Alice Cooper downstairs at Max’s, Keith West and the boys were giving the waitress a hard time. Alice leaned over and said “You guys are a bunch of Brats” and they took him literally. Early on, The Brats rehearsed in a loft on Bleecker Street, where they would stage their infamous loft parties, often with an then unsigned band, KISS, as their opening act. They headlined all over the New York City area with other up and coming bands like Blondie, The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads and The Heartbreakers. They would often be featured in Rock Scene Magazine, which gave them international exposure and helped to sell out shows at places like Max’s, CBGB’s, Gildersleeves, and The Ritz. The Brats released two singles on their own label, Whiplash Records. Both “Be a Man” (w/B side”Qualude Queen”) and “Keep Doing What You’re Doing” (w/B side, “If You Can Rock You Can Roll”) were released in the Seventies and are now highly sought after by record collectors all over the world. In 1976 they were asked to record their song, “First Rock Star on the Moon”, for Max’s Kansas City’s second compilation album of NYC artists. Frustration with not getting the recognition they deserved was eventually the cause for the band to breakup. Ron Blanchard left to form the band, the Roost, and Scott st.Clair Sheets left to join the Pat Benatar Band. It was here that Scott would have success as a songwriter, penning the songs “Prisoner of Love” and “Fire and Ice”, which went on to be a top 10 hit and won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Benatar. Joe “TV” Guido and Keith continued The Brats with the help of Sammy Merendino (Cyndi Lauper) on drums and Tony Guarino (a former Brat) on guitar. Tony was later replaced by Brendan O’Brien, who went on to become a sought after producer working with the likes of Pearl Jam, Bruce Springstein, AC/DC, and many other top rock acts. The Brats finally disbanded in 1987 after briefly changing their name to “The Secrets”.

 

STILL IN STOCK, REALLY FEW COPIES LEFT!

 

AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK NUGGETS

OBSCURE NUGGETS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF PUNK ROCK!

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.

The band was formed by David Garrison (15) - vocals, Kenny Coffman (16) - guitar, and Wade Driver Jr. (14) – drums and Tom Kiersted (15) on bass. In 1981, Degenerates released their only 7” on their own label, Hit and Run Rec. produced by the father of Wade Driver Sr, and engineered by local studio genius, Andy Bradley. Raw, Young, Pissed Off but FUN! THE DEGENERATES are back in town!

FIRST 200 COPIES IN ORANGE VINYL!

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.

They released the amazing and high collectable records, the 1979 single ‘Berlin Wall / The Prince And The Showgirl’ and ‘American Story / Don’t Like It’ in 1981. The band has miraculously been kept alive by Hiawatha through various incarnations for over 20 years, and is still in activity! Well, this anthology is the best selection of all their studio tracks recorded in their glorious days! Sons of revolution, keep up your arms… black punk rules!!!

FIRST 200 COPIES IN RED VINYL!

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EUROPEAN PUNK SERIE

EUROPEAN PUNK SLABS FROM THE VAULTS!

THE BLEACH BOYS

FUR COUGH FROM THE GRAVE

EPS #15 (LP)

Punk Rock hadn’t really hit small town England in 1976, but when it did, it hit like a neutron bomb. The Bleach Boys took their cue from the American punk scene; they blended fast guitars and relentless drums with their own unique brand of humour, creating a sound of their own.

In the following weeks after their first show in early ‘77, they were banned from many local venues as their notorious reputation spread. During this year, in order to get gigs in the thriving London punk scene, they recorded several demos; ‘Cardboard Cutouts’ and ‘Oral Sex’ which feature on this record and haven’t been released until now. This secured them gigs at popular venues with bands such as Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Damned, Radio Birdman, ATV, UK Subs, Slaughter And The Dogs and The Vibrators.

“Fur Cough From the Grave” is an anthology featuring unreleased demos and rarities and their two well known rare singles, ‘Chloroform’ (‘78) and ‘Stocking Clad Nazi Death Squad Bitches’ (‘83), making this a highly collectable item. It was once said that The Bleach Boys are ‘Punk’s best kept secret’, but as this record shows, there’s nothing quiet about them…

400 COPIES, FIRST 100 COPIES WILL BE IN GREEN SLIME COLORED VINYL…

GRAB THIS GEM SOOOOON OR DIE!!

 

SYNTHETIC SHADOWS RECORDS

EARLY POST PUNK MINIMAL SYNTH WORLDWIDE!

BLAUE REITER

MY INNER THOUGHT

SS #22 (LP)

Blaue Reiter was a seminal post punk band from Alessandria, not so far from Turin. They appeared in autumn 1982 on compilation “Gathered”, emerging from the anthology edited the “Rockerilla” staff, who at the time was the leading magazine for anyone interested in the new rock trends.

The song of the band - where Marco Goggi focused on vocals and drums, Flavio Gemma played bass and Paul Boveri thought the guitar - was “A Correct Adulation Of Himself” and was extracted from a demo, laconically entitled “Five Songs “tune in style and mood with some minimal post-punk, incisive in rhythmic and wrapped in gloomy atmosphere quite appreciated in the initial glimpse of the 80’s. In April of 1983, the trio recorded four other pieces, called “Demo Tape”(!). Definitely… essential. Gemma and Boveri, together with Enrico Ferraris (already with Dusty Zebra, ensemble pre Blaue Reiter) and Roberto Molded, would shortly founded the Viridanse; that were quite popular in the underground scene of the mid Eighties. Essential for every fans of Young Marble Giants, Fra Lippo Lippi, Eyeless in Gaza, Durutti Column!

450 COPIES, THE FIRST 50 ARE -OF COURSE- ON BLUE VINYL!

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.

Recently discovered by various bloggers (such Crispy Nuggets) and ‘391 Marche’ compilation, he is one of the pioneers of the Italian Cold Wave and Electronic Body Music . His style has evolved during the eighties, passing from an icy and radical cold wave to a more dancing sound with noticeable rythmics and exclusively synthetic melodies mixed up with punk attitude. This anthology is the best selection of his musical production released between 1981-1985.

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RAVE UP RECORDS ITALIAN (old punk stuff!)

OBSCURE BANDS FROM THE ITALIAN PUNK SCENE!

UNIPLUX

1981

RURI #04 (LP)

Incredible but true, but your fave label discovered an entire unreleased punk rock album from the land of spaghetti and mandolino!

Uniplux were one of the few bands of 1977 roman punk scene that included bands such Trancefusion, Elektroshock, Luxfero, Ulster Punk Group, Apologia Di Reato, Bads, Stigma, Ddt. This scene is well documented on the magnificent Claudio Pescetelli’s book “Lo stivale e’ marcio” (rave up books 2014) that talks about those pionieristic days.

This band released two singles, the first, released for a major label RCA and entitled ‘Chi siamo noi?’ came out in 1982. the second one, ‘Maledetto rock’, (Pogo records), came out two years later in 1984. both records are very hard to find and sought after, mainly because Uniplux offered a unique vision of melodic punk rock. in 1997, a bunch of european punk collectors compiled ‘killed by death 201’, dedicated to italian 1977/82 punk rock scene, selecting the track “U.X.” to represent this band.

After over 36 years, rave up records unearthed from the tomb 11 killer tracks!!!! amazing italian punk with female vocals. for fans of Generation X, Buzzcocks, Penetration and all the early UK punk rock.

Be fast the album is limited to 500 copies!
First 100 on orange vinyl!

 

RAVE UP RECORDS X

NEW BANDS WITH RIGHT ATTITUDE!

MUDDY WORRIES

THE RENT / SUMMERTIME

RURX #08 (7")

Psychotic and hopeless rock’n’roll punk from the outskirts of Bologna (Italy) as were in the 80s american suburbs.

TRAGICZ

I WANT MORE / GET OUT OF HERE

RURX #07 (7")

Finally out on Rave Up records, one of the greatest new italian punk rock bands. Four ugly guys from the North-East of Italy…

The rich and drunk… Veneto, land of great wines such Amarone or Spumante (better than Champagne!).
Ispired by Psycho Surgeons. Victims, Babeez and all the infamous punk shit appeared on Killed by Death during last 20 years! yeah, we’re old farting men!
Anyway, speaking too much doesn’t have sense. So get the money out from your pocket and buy this record!!! You will listen a true killer two sider awesome piece of wax.

This is only the first taste of their upcoming album!

First 50 copies in pink color!

 

AMERICAN LOST PUNK ROCK GEMS

SMALL GEMS FROM GREAT USA PUNK BANDS!

ABUSE

ABUSE!

RUG #06 (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.

Clay Galbraith’s sneering vocals and slinky bass lines, Willie McNeil’s pile-driver drums, and Chris Garner’s chainsaw guitar created a perfect storm of American rock and roll. Three of these tracks were originally released on Flexi-disc in Bill Rich’s legendary fanzine ‘Talk Talk’ in 1981, and a fourth unreleased track, ‘All I Wanna Do’, is included here for the first time ever. This is raw primal rock, the way it was meant to be played!!!

FIRST 200 COPIES IN PINK VINYL

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