Randy Greif & Illusion Of Safety - In Our Little Bodies




The perfect accompaniment to the wait for the nuclear spring ...

CD released on Old Europa Cafe in 1994.

Little Bodies

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Taint - Misogynist Lust




... and on a serious note ... let's face it, once Il Douce Bag has a lot more time on his hands, things are gonna get pretty messy back at home once he can start "practising his family values" again. He's gonna waste no time at all launching his LOGIC missile straight into the familial FACT hole. Just about as scary as Halloween gets!

This is the different CD version released on Freak Animal Records in 2004.

i want to get away from the pain that you drive into the arse of me

Oh, c'mon ... it's not like he doesn't have a history of violating cherished women!

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Taint - Misogynist Lust




On a more serious note, we lost Keith Brewer late last year. I didn't want to mark it at the time but maybe he'd think that it's an appropriate time to raise a beer!

A C48 courtesy of Taint Entertainment that came in an edition of twenty eight in one nine nine eight.

fuck cancer

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Static Effect - Axis Of Rotation




Y'know, I really wanted to distract from the palpable mental breakdown of our resident straightjacket escapee. And at the last minute, I realised that the title includes the word "Axis" ... so the extraneous noise will be him whipping his egg whites into a soft peak.

C60 released on Swinging Axe Productions in 1990.

showin' how funky and strong is your fight

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OFF! - Learn To Obey




This is a very enjoyable outfit headed up by the former Black Flag / Circle Jerks front man. It's good to remember that the fire doesn't need to die out.

A 7" courtesy of Vice Records for Record Stores Day in 2014.

first they came for the socialists ... and Nexist did not speak out ... he just waited his turn like a good boy

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OVMN - The Hateful Bloated Lies Of Donald Trump




There's not long left ...

Little did Joseph Roemer know when he started this Macronympha offshoot that Optimum Volume Maximum Noise would become a tactic that would steal democracy. Certainly not what he had in mind. Anyway, redemption is at hand, the taxman cometh and reality will bite down hard.

The first side is Joe on his own and the other is Joe alongside Leo Sabatto of Armenia and Bizarre Audio Arts fame.

C64 released on Mother Savage Noise Productions in 2019.

Old pirates, yes, they rob I

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Static Effect - Siamese Twin Reflex




Ethnographic excerpts contorted into a melange of vaguely hallucinogenic memories.

A C90 courtesy of Swinging Axe Productions in 1990.

the reflex is a lonely child

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PTA's - Tiger

 

The group's final document, a 7" released in 1986. This is better than the 10", trying for an anthem rather than a pop ballad. Twin vocals on the title track bring to mind the Au-Pairs, while the mersh b-side has some Tina Weymouth funk moves going on. 

PTA's - Tiger

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PTA's - Young Vernacular

 

The group's 1984 10" is a much more polished affair, clearly modulating their sound for new wave pop stardom that never arrived. Not as singular as the 7" posted earlier, but there's still has an aspirations-exceeding-ability charm to this record.  

PTA's - Young Vernacular

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Static Effect - Certain Random Firings




Colour your own pictures ... just remember to stray outside the lines.

And as an example of serendipity in action ... you definitely need this!

LP released on Swinging Axe Productions in 1990.

Certain Random Effects

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PTA's - New Songs

 

1981 7" of scratchy and angular, minimalist post-punk by a band whose time to get rediscovered is now. PTA's were a Japanese answer to Delta 5, Kleenex or Raincoats. Simple songs, played with efficient amateurish vigor 

PTA's - New Songs

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Caroliner - Living Proof Of The 1800's




Remember those times when chaos was fun because it was created by intelligent people? Well, it's not too late to reclaim the frazzled synapses and vote Trump and his inbred parasitic unutterables out of office ... hhhmmm, I might need to work on that ... not sure it will pass muster in Florida ...

Anyway, Caroliner floated across to Japan and played to entusiatic incredulity and then those lovely Japanese insurrectionists released it as a VHS on Augen just as video tapes were becoming obselete.

Exactly as it should be.

reclaim the chaos

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Static Effect - Dead Game In Any Weather




So carve your non-capitalist pumpkins to this and play it to your neighbours via their drainpipes. It's the sound of the monsters hiding under AFX's bed when he was a kid. Well not really ... it's Mikhail Bohonus and Randy Greif but it's still witchcraft I tell ye!

"These recordings were performed spontaneously and were unrehearsed. There are no song titles."

C94 released on Randy's Swinging Axe Productions in 1989.

by all weather necessary

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Monostadt 3 - Experiment 7.3

 

Recorded live at Churchill's on "January 32nd, 1943". Huh? Released as a CD by Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers in 1998.

Monostadt 3 - Experiment 7.3

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Monostadt 3 - Beyond the Rim

 


First album by Adris Hoyos (of Harry Pussy) with Priya Ray and Robert Price (of Kreamy 'Lectric Santa), all from Miami, Florida. Released as a tape by Union Pole in 1996. 


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Moon☥Mama - 幸せの可視




Again this is Higashi Mineko (aka Pika). It's a lovely and random thing that always makes me smile.

I was asked to post this. Yeah, not a problem. So I searched to see if it was available for sale ... and here it is. So the rip I was going to post wasn't mine but is the same as the list on discogs. The Riot Season I've pointed you towards has another almost hour of live material and it is really really good. I bought the physical copy last night that gives me the immediate download. So ... I didn't know about it and I've been on the Riot Season mailing list for years and buy from him regularly (mostly vinly preorders because ... yknow). I am even the proud owner of a Riot Season T-Shirt (hard to explain ... WWI soldier in a gas mask riding a bike with speakers hanging off the handlebars ... something like that). You know, sometimes I wonder if I didn't digress would I actually have anything to say. Luckily I quickly realise that I was never arsed in the first place and rapidly lose interest.

Anyway, I digress. The Riot Season release is down to single figures. There is no digital option and there won't be. I also won't be posting it ... ever ... if it matters to you then buy it now because when it is gone it's gone.

Oh yeah ... this is a CD released on Moonlight Records in 2007.

give the drummer some

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va - Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation of Singles)

 

Another absolute classic compilation, this 1981 LP of Rough Trade post-punk singles needs to be in everyone's collection if it isn't there already. Spizz Energi, Stiff Little Fingers, Kleenex, Slits, Robert Wyatt, Delta 5, TV Personalities, Scritti Politti, Cabaret Voltaire, Young Marble Giants, Raincoats, Essential Logic, Swell Maps. 

va - Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation of Singles)

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Gender Sabotage - Mr. Trump As Filth Pig




So you know the off-shore concentration camp where people were kept illegally and tortured with "Enter Sandman" on a 24/7 basis to destroy their will?

Irresective of that, I have to admit that anything played by that vanity shitbox should be illegal anyway ... but, finally, here's the payback!

The world doesn't have too long left and we can't rely on nearly more than half of the people in a couple of places in (frankly) the middle of nowhere who can be arsed to vote in the first place determine all of our futures. Apparently it's a mature and sophisticated democracy ... etc etc ... but c'mon WTF, enough is enough!

So here's the plan ... if you are in the proximity of the White House or Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson or anybody who thinks that a global pandemic is a conspiracy ... then play this into their faces at maximum volume. Constantly. Then do it again. Soon everything will become slightly less shit than it is now and we can search thesauruses for heart-warming equivalents for "aspiration" and "hope". Then we can settle back and accept that there is no hope and aspiration is a capitalist illusion.

Of course, this is the work of Richard Ramirez. He is clearly well ahead of the work of the FBI and published the live action photos quite some time ago. This is an eight CDr boxset that he released on his own Room 2A label in 2014 and it came in an edition of 10. Richard still has one for sale and I asked him and he said I could post mine. That's because he is "just" a really nice human being.

Anyway ...

and the psychopath cried “pee pee pee!”

all the way to jail

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Pika × 勝井祐二 × 大友良英 - Sun・Ra・New




Higashi Mineko, Yuji Katsui and Otomo Yoshihide. Yeah, three legends. No introduction needed and all of that. Utterly magnificent and describing it further is live action oxymoronism. You'll hear what I mean.

CD released on Telegraph Records in 2016.

Sun・Ra・New

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va - Noise Kills Punk Dead

 


Strange compilation CD of short stupid noise scum tracks by unknown nobodies like Fallopian Tube Steaks w/ Beer, Urban Jungle Series, Dienstag, All Mouth No Trousers... and a few somebodies: MSBR, Government Alpha, The Brutum Fulmen, ST-37, Antimatter, Evolution Control Committee, Magmax. Released by a short-lived label called Opulence! in 1999. 


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