Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Blow Up - Pool Valley - Creation Records CRE049T


This stems from that initial post-Upside Down Creation Records boom period. When things got bigger but before they went Mental. This is Blow-Up's second single and it's named for the main bus station in Brighton. The place Martha's Mega Bus to Brighton was no doubt headed. Appropriately enough this is being posted from a bus. At the time Blow-Up featured singer Nick Roughley, drummer Chris... Windows(?), bassist Aziz Hashmix and guitarist Alan Stirner, late of fellow Brighton band Whirl and future member of The Wolfhounds. It's solid late 80s indie rock. The main title is catchy as all get out. Enjoy.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Boris The Sprinkler - Male Model - Bulge Records 7" - Bulge 2.


There should be some kind of vetting process bands go through before they are allowed to cover the music of certain acts. Boris the Sprinkler would definitely hit the right notes for covering Undertones. Loud, punchy, melodic and devoted. Best of all they have the good sense to leave the classics alone (Teenage Kicks should only ever be tackled as a drunken encore) and take their cue from this minor b-side. 

Released on Bulge in 1995 with two of their own songs on the flip this is pretty enjoyable and can still be picked up for peanuts. Another post written on and sent from the 135 bus. Enjoy.

Boris The Sprinkler - Male Model - Bulge Records 7" - Bulge 2.

The Hentchmen - Red Hot Car - Hillsdale Records 7". HR-11.


Another one on Johnny (Saturn V feat Orbit, Phantom Surfers, Ogres) Bartlett's excellent Hillsdale Records. The Henchmen have been around for nearly as long as Johnny and they are still going. This is their fourth single, from 1994 and features their trademark stompin' 60s garage sound. You already know pretty much what it's going to sound like but they do it so well you'll find yourself knocking back a strong one and coming back for more. Enjoy.

The Hentchmen - Red Hot Car - Hillsdale Records 7". HR-11.

Monday, 12 September 2016

The Statics - Sooprize Package - Real Records 7" - Real 001.


Well,yeah heh! Finally a new post! It's not that I don't have tons of this stuff lined up and ready to go, it's more that I can't find anything to say about it. And you probably don't care about that. You just want the punk rock. The tunes! And I can't blame you. I'd be exactly the same. So, I've stuck the blogger app on my tablet and on my phone and I've added a load of draft posts without text so that I can up new posts whenever I get bored. I'm writing this on the top deck of a bus on my way home from work. That kind of thing.

So, The Statics. This came free with the first issue of Sooprize Package zone, which was published on the south coast of England. It's exactly what you would expect of The Statics covering Supercharger. Sparks do fly. From what I recall, the flipside is an instrumental. Either way, it's good shit. Launched from a bus. Enjoy.

The Statics - Sooprize Package - Real Records 7" - Real 001.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Nomads - She Pays The Rent - Swan 12 TNMS66.


A Scandinavian super-smasher that has that fantastic MC5 horn sound so successfully co-opted by Rocket From The Crypt in later days.This 12" (twelve inch!) was released in 1985 across a number of 'territories'. This is the one released by Wire records in the UK. The a-side, 'She Pays The Rent' is a revved-up version of a song originally written and performed by The Lyres. The first track on the flip is a Scandinavian take on Chan Romero's 'My Little Ruby' which is followed by a Nomads original, 'Nitroglycerine Shrieks'. Enjoy.

Friday, 27 May 2016

T.S.O.L. - Man and Machine - Posh Boy PBS 24 - 1990.


Early T.S.O.L. reissued through Posh Boy in 1990. I'll be honest, I know basically fuck all about these tracks. There's a version of Peace Thru' Power on the band's second LP. And Man and Machine features on the band's Alternative Tentacles released Weathered Statues EP. Whatever, whatever. It's good early stuff. Enjoy.



Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Walter Daniels, Oblivians & Msr. Jeffrey Evans - At Melissa's Garage - Undone Records 10" - UR 0008-10. 1995.


Originally released on limited 10” in 1995 on the Undone label, these tracks were later reissued as part of the Melissa’s Garage Revisited LP on Sympathy For The Record Industry four years later (and bolstered by four tracks from an Oblivians-infused ’68 Comeback 7”). This is a vinyl rip of the original ten. It features all three Oblivians, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans (Gibson Bros, 68 Comeback) and Walter Daniels (Jack O’Fire and a billion other acts). The five tracks feature here were also bootlegged on the ’17 Cum Shots’ release. Which is cumming soon. Enjoy.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Dorotea - EP2: It's Happening Again - Zenith Recordings - Zenith 7 - 2003


Uniting both sides of my stupid brain - small scale DIY pop and rocking guitar action! - Dorotea were a band from Sweden who were mainly active at the beginning of the 21st Century. When I was paying literally no attention. Fortunately, they reformed to play at Indietracks in 2014 - three men and a drum machine - where they blew me away. The songs are short (sometime very), fast (mostly) and catchy (always). They do not outstay their welcome. Their output was very limited - two EPs (I bought this one from them at Indietracks) and one CD-only LP (FFS!). It's basic, impassioned stuff. Enjoy.

Dorotea - EP2: It's Happening Again - Zenith Recordings - Zenith 7 - 2003

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Various - The Boss Instrumentals EP. Romulan Records UFOX22.



Two years too late for material that's already fifty years out of sync with the real world. Four obscure B-sides from the swinging sixties. The stuff of legend. And what about  those Monster A Go Go LPs being reissued for Record Shop Day this year? Normally I'd say, hands off, let the new stuff through to the pressing plants, but at least they're rare and maybe slowed the relentless tide of vinyl reissues of stuff you can get cheaper secondhand (Bowie, Prince, Phil Collins*).

*Just seeing if I can bump him off by association.

Various - The Boss Instrumentals EP. Romulan Records UFOX22.

WE'RE BACK!! WE'RE BACK!! Everything is available again.


We're back. Everything has been re-upped and there's new stuff waiting to go. Watch this space and Fuck CDs.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Vice Barons - Vice Barons Meet ... The King of Fuzz. Screaming Apple EP.



Back in the late 1980/early 90s legendary Radio DJ John Peel would often start his programme with the promise of 'more boring Belgians'. This would usually herald the playing of some turgid, sub-Throbbing Gristle, 'dance' track with a pounding backbeat and upfront porno-sampled vocals. Which seemed to last for years and years. The Vice Barons are not those boring Belgians. A surf, fuzz, instrumental riot from the low countries, they are the perfect antidote to the cliche of the 'boring Belgian'. Here, they tackle four songs made 'famous' by Davie Allan, the king of fuzz guitar. Enjoy.

The Vice Barons - Vice Barons Meet ... The King of Fuzz. Screaming Apple EP. MP3 320.

The Vice Barons - Vice Barons Meet ... The King of Fuzz. Screaming Apple EP. FLAC.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Gasoline - Gasoline - Estrus Records ES 1243.



I know it's kind of obvious, but it wasn't until re-listening to this recently that the penny dropped about the similarities between Gasoline and G***** W***. It's not just the country of origin. The dynamic is also similar. I'd not picked it up from the only other record of theirs I have, the ... actually, I'm talking shit here. I just went and had a look at the post for their Goner single and I've made the Guitar Wolf comparison in extremely large letters, underlined in crayon and highlighted in bright yellow. Alcohol, kids. It's a good job I never really warmed to glue sniffing. Enjoy.

Gasoline - Gasoline - Estrus Records ES 1243. 320K MP3 Vinyl Rip.

Gasoline - Gasoline - Estrus Records ES 1243. FLAC Vinyl Rip.


Gasoline - Let's Go Harley. Goner Records 7". 9GONE.

Gasoline from OUT THERE in Japan have been hit very hard with the Guitar Wolf stick but have added a wah wah element to keep us interested. Released on Eric Friedl's Goner Records and given the Goner corporate look. A Good corporate look.

Gasoline - Let's Go Harley. Goner Records 7". 9GONE. Vinyl Rip. MP3 320.

Gasoline - Let's Go Harley. Goner Records 7". 9GONE. Vinyl Rip. FLAC.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Bassholes - Deaf Mix Vol. 3. In The Red Records LP ITR 049. 320K Vinyl Rip (1997).

Another cover stolen from the internet but that's the way it goes when you're too poor to be able to afford a decent A3 scanner (sob sob, boohoo for me). Here's BassHoles tremendous third LP, Deaf Mix Vol. 3. I've no idea where the cover parody comes from, but if it's not a parody/homage then I'm a randy Dutch man. BassHoles for the uninitiated are a two-man blues band featuring Don Howland on guitar and yelling and Lamont "Bim" Sherman on the traps. Howland writes the sarky, corruscating lyrics. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Go buy the vinyl. Enjoy.

Bassholes - Deaf Mix Vol. 3. In The Red Records LP ITR 049. 320K Vinyl Rip (1997).

Bassholes - Deaf Mix Vol. 3. In The Red Records LP ITR 049. FLAC Vinyl Rip (1997).

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The A-Bones - World's Greatest Sinner - Giant Claw Records GCS-010 7"







First new upload in nearly a year. What a lazy bastard I am. I'll be sticking more new stuff up as I work my way through my record collection, but I don't have that much free time these days so it'll be drip, drip. I'll also be upgrading past postings. I bought a record cleaner and have worked my way through all my sevens, so I'll be rerecording everything. Glutton for punishment.

Here are The A-Bones on Australia's imperious Giant Claw records. It's on lovely, garish vinyl, and it's pretty much what you'd expect from an A-Bones. Special guest stars on each side: Timothy Carey on the A, Peter Holsapple on the B. It's all good.

Enjoy.

The A-Bones - World's Greatest Sinner - Giant Claw Records GCS-010 7". FLAC

The A-Bones - World's Greatest Sinner - Giant Claw Records GCS-010 7". MP3 320

Monday, 31 March 2014

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025.

I was fortunate enough to see this German surf band supporting The Phantom Surfers at The Frat Shack in Euston Station, London. I hadn't heard them before that night and it's fair to say they blew me away with how good they were. They wore costumes as well. Costume-based surf bands are The Best. Enjoy.

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025. FLAC

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025. MP3-320

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3.

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One of a billion bands called The Astronauts, this bunch were from Germany, are still going, and are fantastic. They also play beautifully raw surf music. I saw them the day after Kurt Cobain died, supporting The Phantom Surfers in the cavernous but tiny nightclub built into the frontage of Euston railway station in London. (Out of Marks and Spencers, towards Euston Road, on the left and upstairs. I think it's an okay-for-London Fullers pub now). They wore space-men outfits and were super tight. I regret not interviewing them, but I was a. excited about seeing The Phantom Surfers for the first time and b. too drunk.

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3. FLAC files

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3. MP3 files

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Tav Falco's Panther Burns - Behind The Magnolia Curtain - Fan Club Records LP FC 029

Yaha! I thought I'd done this. In an attempt to get something, anything posted, I've upped some half-finished drafts 'behind the scenes' here at Camp All I Want. Here's Tav Falco's debut LP, an early reissue on France's part-revered, part-reviled Fan Club Records. Tav's been having a bit of a renaissance of late. Look out for him, he may be playing a town near you. There's a touch of the Chaplins about Tav in that picture. Anyhow, if you like your Memphis-style rock and roll you'll probably like this one. This one is for Anonymous. Enjoy.

Tav Falco's Panther Burns - Behind The Magnolia Curtain - Fan Club Records LP FC 029.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Thee Headcoats - Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already). Sub Pop Germany LP SP 6/119.


Billy Childish's fourth 'proper band' (preceded by Pop Rivits, Milkshakes, Mighty Caesars) and possibly his most prolific. It was certainly a busy time for the Medway-based Renaissance man with singles being released at wallet-sapping speed from all four corners of the globe. According to their Wiki page, this was their fifth LP release out of around 26. Grunnen Rocks makes it Long Player number four. Not that any of it matters, of course. This was the band's first release on the Sub Pop label and there was even a la-di-da video made for Girl of Matches (actually, it was appropriately-low budget), alongside this specially-commissioned Daniel Clowes cover. It's Billy and the boys at their garage rock finest. This one is for Anonymous. Enjoy. (Oh, and if anybody cares to share the awful dance record made by Steve Fisk which either featured or sampled Mr. Childish please get in touch. I've not heard it since it permanently split my sides one painful day in Eastern Bloc records).

Thee Headcoats - Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already). Sub Pop Germany LP SP 6/119.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Captain 9's & the Knickerbocker Trio - Scum of the Earth. Rip Off LP. Rip Off #12.


I have no idea what Greg Lowery was thinking when he released this mix of early out-of-print material and unreleased cuts from Captain 9's. The sound at times resembles 80s shambling bands, at other times, badly-recorded amateurish punk. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. The record itself is too schizophrenic to hold together as a coherent twelve-incher. This one is for industrialnorth. Enjoy.