Various - Ata Tak: The Collection Box 2 - Experimental

"Experimental"? Then what does that make the first box?

From 1979 to 1983, these are the first LPs from Deutsch Amerikanischen Freundschaft, Pyrolator, Holger Hiller, Minus Delta T (or -Δt if you prefer) and the only full-length release by Monitor.

Another five disc collection but this time it's Suezan Studio from 2011. It's not MP3.

Ata Tak


Various - Ata Tak: The Collection Box 1 - Genesis / The Beginning

Ignore the awful cover.

This stuff is totally wigged out in all of the right ways. As you may rightly suspect, this is an initial retrospective of the Ata Tak label formed by Kurt Dahlke from Der Plan. They were from West Germany (kids, ask your dad). Everything was released between 1980 and 1983 which is quite brain scrambling. You get three Der Plan releases (the first, Geri Reig, was released on Warning Records but that was an earlier name of the Ata Tak label), one album by Pyrolator (which is the work of Kurt Dahlke) and one from Lost Gringos.

It's all as though Residents thought that they weren't strange enough so started channelling Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet thirty years before they existed ... just because they could ... and Richard D. James thought "that's a bloody good idea!".

A five CD collection released on Captain Trip Records in 2011.

Literally no MP3s were harmed in the creation of this hyperbole.

Ata Tak


Test - Test

In response to Mrs Inside's post, a friend of ours gave us this to give to you.

CD released on Ecstatic Peace! in 1999. It's not MP3.



Hans Reichel, Fred Frith, Kazuhisa Uchihashi - Stop Complaining & Sundown


Just like it says on the cover, this album features Hans Reichel in duets with guitarists Fred Frith (of Art Bears, Henry Cow, Naked City) and Kazuhisa Uchihashi (of Altered States and Ground Zero). Released in 1991 by FMP.

Hans Reichel, Fred Frith, Kazuhisa Uchihashi - Stop Complaining & Sundown


TEST - Untitled


1999 album of furious free jazz by the powerhouse quartet of Daniel Carter & Sabir Mateen (sax, flute, clarinet, trumpet), Matthew Heyner (bass) and the incredible Tom Bruno (drums), released on CD by AUM Fidelity.

TEST - Untitled


Various - Rebel Street

This is an upgrade on what I posted a few years ago. It's still a little belter that includes E.D.P.S., Chance Operation, Non Band, P-Model, Totsuzen Danball, Daisuck & Prostitute and more ...

CD reissue on Wax Records in 1989. It's not MP3.

hot tramps


The Stalin - Mushi

I don't know about you, but everytime I turn on t'internet I get an earful of G.I.S.M. ... so how about these spunky punks instead?

Originally an LP released on Climax Records in 1983, this is the Wax Records CD reissue from 1989. It's not MP3.


Various - Great Punk Hits

You wouldn't know that this is Rebel Street II unless you looked at the inner sleeve of the original vinyl or inside the booklet of this reissue. Apart from that, it does exactly what the tin suggests.

CD reissue on Wax Records fron 1989. It's not MP3.

the second rebel street


The Continental Kids - Nowhere Gypsy's

I prefer to believe that the cosplay and the gratuitous abuse of apostrophes is done purely in the name of "fun". In spite of any initial misgivings, it turns out that this is indeed fun ... garage punk with a dive into the hardcore pit.

Originally released as a 12" on Sunshine Sherbet Records in 1988, this is the CD reissue courtesy of Love 2 Skulls and Vitamin in 2008. It's not MP3.

hes' a real nowhere kid


Various - Jumping Jam / Rebel Street III

Originally, this was a double LP from 1984 that doesn't seem to have been given the Rebel Street suffix until the reissue. I think it's fair to say that this has "a certain charm". The Godzilla are head and shoulders above the competition and The Kids are alright but the majority carries the threat of The Brotherhood Of Man covering Blondie. However, the curse of new-wave synth-pop surely never trangressed more than Lolita's "After School Gay Boy". No, I'm not making it up. It's wrong in so many ways that it starts becoming really good until someone overhears you singing the chorus and you realise just how wrong it is. The original release had another 6 tracks and if they can compete with Lolita than I really do / don't need to hear them.

CD reissued on Japan Records in 1987. It's not MP3.

the third rebel street


The Comes - No Side

The (aforementioned) Comes, a brilliant punk band and you can see a hardcore Motörhead thing in a few tracks. That is a great thing in my world.

A CD reissue with the three tracks from the Outsider compilation that I posted a while ago to no acclaim whatsoever. Courtesy of the ultra-grey No Side Records in 2008. It's not MP3.

No Side


Various - Some Girls / Rebel Street IV

Originally, this was released in 1987 as a showcase of then current outré artists. It's OK but not as good as the previous three. You'll be able to make your own mind up but this seems to be that shark-jumping moment where the underground are coaxed out of the shadows with the promise of fame and money and go full-Butthole. Virgin Rocks, for example, were the very excellent hardcore outfit The Comes but decided that fairly generic (though adequate) NWOBHM was the way forward.

This is the 2010 remaster from Japan Record. It's not MP3.

the fourth rebel street


various - Paper & Plastic


Two-CD compilation released on Suitcase Recordings in Atlanta. Compiled between 1991 and 1996, released in several different art editions in 1998, 2008 and 2010. The intensely silk-screened cover art is unmistakably done by Abo of Yeast Culture. Tracks from Agog, Appi, A4/All Fours, Kapotte Muziek, Inzekt, Small Cruel Party, Sudden Infant, Achim Wollschied, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Chop Shop, Wash Your Brains, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, tac, Jos Smolders, Emil Beaulieau. 


va - Bananafish #10 - Bonafide Gas


This is the compilation CD that came inside issue 10 of Bananafish Magazine from 1995. The track listing in the magazine is much longer than what appears on the disc because emcee Emil Beaulieau gets carried away with his between-track commentary and ends up having to cut the last few songs when he runs out of time. Includes a lot of Emil Beaulieau and also tracks by Couch, Melt-Banana, Prick Decay, Macronympha (their interview in this issue is hilarious, though it's hard to tell whether the band is in on the joke), David Tholfen of US Saucer, William Hooker ("... yeah well Seymour, it's not my imagination, I swear I just heard some guy playing the drums for the past fifteen minutes") and more.  


Klinikal Skum - Chosen Powerless

Ryan Oppermann's notes on this release refers to these tracks as "five successful autotherapeutic sessions". I'd never really paid attention to those words but on repeated re-listens prior to posting, that is exactly where my head was at with this. There is something intrinsically personal being worked through in the creation of this that transfers directly to the listener. Well it does for me.

A CD released on Expectorant Recordings in 2009.

For Bela


Atau - Biorhythms


The only solo album by Atau Tanaka of Sensorband, released in 2000 by Caipirinha. 

Atau - Biorhythms


Lidless Eye - The Liquid Engineer

I've been a bit busy on good things and cats ... hence the slowdown recently. This seriously makes up for it. Four ridiculously great tracks that will make you either grin your face off or realise you're looking at the wrong blog.

C32 released on Green Records And Tapes in 2013. It's not MP3.

The Liquid Engineer


Lidless Eye - Stops A Beating Heart

"4 track recordings of short lived fried and rewired electronics experiments. Strange homemade effect boxes and rewired radios melting together into malfunction."

C32 released on Green Records And Tapes in an edition of 20 in 2012. It's not MP3.

Stops A Beating Heart


Nervous Corps - Soulless Devil

Roaring wall noise and jittery static glitch.

CDr released on !MONDO ANTHEM! in 2019. It's not MP3.

Soulless Devil


Lubricated Goat - Plays The Devil's Music

Well, my chance reacquaintance with the slippery goat cheered me and three other similarly old farts up and that is good enough for me.

The is the first lubricated full length issue.

LP on Black Eye Records from 1987. It's not MP3.

Plays The Devil's Music


Lubricated Goat - Paddock Of Love

I once saw Monster Magnet ... fuck me the singer BELIEVED he was in league with Santa or Satan or something. Entirely tiresome ... but have no fear! This is the sledgehammer swing of a camp Killdozer. These fuckers have their collective tongue shoved so far between your cheeks you may never need to wipe again.

CD released on Black Eye Records in 1988.

Paddock Of Love


Lubricated Goat - Psychedelicatessen

Whilst trying to repair my computer, I ended up listening to these for the first time in a long time. A great Australian bunch of noise-rock fuck-ups who deserved way more attention than they ended up getting. Admittedly, this wasn't helped by the singer getting tour-stabbed the year after this release. They reformed a while later with people from Cop Shoot Cop in tow. It might be a dumb name for a band (it depends what gets you through the night I suppose) but they knew what they were all about and did it very well. Unlike fucking Microsoft ...

Originally released on Black Eye Records in 1990 that was given a wider audience on the consistently great Amphetamine Reptile Records. Wow, thirty years ago.

they had one job


Klinikal Skum - Sane = Slave

Fkn Windows update screwed my computer and blocked the automatic repair function to roll it back. It's taken me way more than a day to find the correct command prompts to work around it. Arsewipes!

Ryan Oppermann on a brilliant pair of C48s released on Skeletone around 2008ish.

Slave To The Midden