Archive for April, 2008

The Ramones – Utah University, U.S. – 13/10/79

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Blitzkreig Bop / Teenage Labotomy / Rockaway Beach / I Dont Want You / Go Mental / Shock Treatment / Rock And Roll High School / Sedated / Something To Do / She’s The One / I Am Against It / Sheena Is A Punk / Havana Affair / See You Again / Needles And Pins / I Am Addicted / I Want You Around / Surfin Bird / Cretin Hop / Don’t Wanna Walk

Around With You / Pinhead / Do you Wanna Dance? / Suzy Is A Headbanger / Let’s Dance / Chinese Rocks / Judy Is A Punk / Happy Family

A performance recorded professionally by W.N.U.R. (radio station) and broadcast on the airwaves to the U.S. public. Marky Ramone on the drums at this stage, as Tommy Ramone had left the stool vacant in 1978, concentrating on managing the band and producing the LP ‘Road To Ruin’.

Anyway everybody loves The Ramones, so turn the speakers to 11 and welcome some two and a half minute  pop-tinged punk tunes, performed by a bunch of head bangers, into your life. All together now “One, Two, Three, Four”!

Poison Girls – Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 – 1979

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Old Tarts Song / Ideologically Unsound / Crisis / Persons Unknown / Political Love / Jump Mama Jump

Good Times / S.S. Snoopers / Under The Doctor / Reality Attack / Bremen Song

Poison Girls were always great, and absolutely any excuse to upload them here on KYPP. This tape is mixing desk quality, but with ageing is not as crystal clear as it should be, but it is still pretty damn good. Not quite sure which Conway Hall gig it was, as they performed at the venue at least three times in 1979.

Great stuff as always from The Poison Girls. Indebted to Chris Low for the tape.

Collage from Impossible Dream fanzine.

Vex – Fight Back Records 1983

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Sanctuary / It’s No Crime

World In Action / Relative Sadness

First release on Fight Back Records, a record label run by Conflict. Heaps of UK Decay and a slight pinch of Killing Joke are among the ingredients for creating Vex. Serve loud.

This is the only release I believe that was released by the band.

All good stuff but sounds slightly dated now and the lyric “dream of spunk, dream of blood” cracks me up every-time. Photo by Mark Palmer ex Conflict roadie.

Kings Cross – Phil, Pinki, Cory, Lisa Evelyn -1978/9?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Here is photo sent by Phil back in January.

Punk Daze

Evelyn, Cory, Phil, Pinki, Lisa

Andee Martins essay including Derby Lodge Kings Cross

Bigger print for essay here

The Heretics – Private Tape – 1980

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Stepping Stone / Nazi Born And Bred / Mania / Napalm Babies / Death Or Glory

Indebted to Chris Low for lend of this tape, in turn indebted to Sii from The Heretics for taping it for Chris and sending him photos in the first place.

As you can imagine, the master tape of this bedroom / practice / live session, after almost 30 years is a little knackered, but still shows signs of some kind of musical (in)ability now and again!

This band I know very little about apart from the name, which has hovered in my conscience for decades. In fact apart from the Toxic Grafity piece which will be uploaded shortly (when Chris finds his copy in all the shoe boxes he seems to keep this kind of stuff in), most of the info I have cobbled together in my mind recently, is from reading Rich Kids (Jake, the growler on these tracks), Sams and Sii’s numerous comments on another post (The Chris Low Obscure Punk Tape Post HERE ) mixed up with stories from Andy Martin of The Apostles told to me decades ago.

Could this band be as legendary as The Turdburglars, another band that people know the name of, but who never released anything or know little of…?

I hope someone will enlighten me more on this band via the comments.

Toxic Grafity interview below.

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The Nips – Bootleg LP – Soho Records 1980

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Side One

Side Two

Test pressing bootleg of The Nips, released towards the end of the band’s career on Soho Records. From what I understand the then manager of The Nips (after Stan Brennan)  released this record just to get some cash back off the band!

The gig itself was recorded in Wolverhampton in March 1980 and is pretty good quality. ‘Gabrielle’, my personal favorite, and ‘King Of The Bop’ are featured on side one.

Both Shane MacGowen and Shanne Bradley went onto much bigger things after The Nips, performing in those absolutely class bands, The Pogues and The Men They Couldn’t Hang, band’s which everyone out there should know something about.

Buzzcocks – Best In Good Food LP – Edible Records 1978

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Intro (Boredom) / Fast Cars / Fiction Romance / Boredom / Sixteen / You Turn Me Up / Orgasm Addict / Pulsebeat

Love Battery / Times Up / What Do I Get / Noise Annoys / Walking Distance / Late For The Train / Can’t Control Myself

The first and one of the most well known bootleg Buzzcocks LP presenting snippets of various early live gigs and radio / TV sessions. Some tracks include original vocalist Howard Devoto, the segment of ‘Boredom’ and the 1978 reunion TV special ‘Can’t Control Myself’.  Great band, still rocking the masses. Even I turned out for a show and had a bit of a boogie (not pretty) in the bleaching sun of Finsbury Park a couple of years ago.

Menace – Illegal Records 1977

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Screwed Up

Insane Society

Call me an audio slut if you will…

But if two members of the KYPP fraternity (John Several Last Names and Al A) both jump out of the holes they are hiding in, and scream “MENACE” in one desperate voice in my direction, then I (as a kind of person who is in fact sensitive to the needs of the KYPP public) will stick it on sharpish.

You see…it is all in the service. The difference is quality, blah blah blah.

This 12″ record is the first release by Menace. A great release although sticking two tracks lasting six minutes in all, onto a 12″ platter, which of course cost much more cash back in the day, is not my idea of good value. Still, as I got it on the cheap, second hand, in a junk shop in 1980, I can only feel for the original owner of this master piece. Whilst of course, rubbing my hands in glee with the purchase of this legendary piece of plastic for about 20p (which was still a fair amount in 1980, but not as much as KYPP fanzines cost at the time, what a rip!)

Pogo away chaps…Hope you both make it through the night!

The Rezillos – Sire Records – 1978

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Flying Saucer Attack / No / Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight / Top Of The Pops / 2000 AD / It Gets Me / Can’t Stand My Baby

Glad All Over / Good Sculptures / I Like It / Getting Me Down / Cold Wars / Bad Guy Reaction

The Rezillos from Edinburgh, the debut LP which I have decided to upload, which coincidentally contain the A sides of the first three singles (different versions though), how pleasant life can be sometimes…

Great bit of new wave pop from this band that everyone likes!

Text below ripped from allmusic.com

Although frequently aligned with the punk movement, the Rezillos’ (later known as the Revillos) irreverent glam rock image and affection for campy girl group iconography set them distinctly apart from their peers. Formed in 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the group was initially a fluid and highly informal collective centered around lead vocalists Eugene Reynolds (Alan Forbes) and Fay Fife (Sheila Hynde), and fleshed out by lead guitarist Luke Warm (Jo Callis), second guitarist Hi-Fi Harris (Mark Harris), Dr. D.K. Smythe on bass, drummer Angel Patterson (Alan Patterson), and backing vocalist Gale Warning.

The Rezillos’ early repertoire contained material from the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, the Dave Clark Five, and the Sweet. The success of their 1977 debut single “I Can’t Stand My Baby” was unexpected, especially by the band members themselves, who never considered the group much more than a lark; as a result of the more serious pressures now exerted on the Rezillos, Harris, Smythe, and Warning all departed, while bassist/saxophonist William Mysterious (born William Donaldson) signed on as a permanent member.

After signing to major-label Sire, the quintet reached the U.K. Top 20 with a single titled, ironically enough, “Top of the Pops.” After releasing their 1978 debut LP Can’t Stand the Rezillos, Mysterious was replaced by Simon Templar, but internal problems continued to plague the group, and following a farewell tour, they disbanded in December 1978. Patterson, Warm, and Templar continued on as Shake, while Reynolds and Fife, promised they could be released from their contract if they dropped the Rezillos name, formed the Revillos.

Rejoined by Harris as well as one-time Pork Dukes drummer Rocky Rhythm, bassist Felix and backing vocalists Babs and Cherie (aka the Revettes), the first incarnation of the Revillos recorded a pair of singles, “Where’s the Boy for Me?” and “Motorbike Beat.” In mid-1979, Harris left to become an architect, and was replaced by 17-year-old guitarist Kid Krupa in time to record 1980′s Rev Up. Following the usual lineup fluctuations (Felix was replaced by Vince Spik, and Babs was replaced by singer Drax), the Revillos signed to the Superville label and issued the single “She’s Fallen in Love with a Monster Man” and the 1983 LP Attack! After a pair of self-financed U.S. tours, the band split in 1985; Reynolds formed Rockatomic and Planet Pop, while Fay joined Destroy All Men.

Reagan Youth – A Collection Of Youth Anthems For The New Order LP – Freeway Enterprises – 1984

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

New Aryans / Reagan Youth / Happy? / I Hate Hate

Degenerated / U.S.A. / Go No Where

One of the shorter LP’s I own, clocking in at 11 minutes all in. The debut release from New York’s Peace Punk kings, Reagan Youth.

Before you get too worried, the name plus all the images on the poster cover are meant to be ironic, and this band were NOT involved in any K.K.K. politics. Most of the band including the vocalist were from Jewish families originally.

Reagan Youth played with all the big punk bands of the day, Dead Kennedy’s, Bad Brains and Black Flag as well as an early incarnation of the Beastie Boys (The Young And The Useless) but were always favoured at C.B.G.B’s in the band’s home town of New York. Absolutely massive at the time.

This record was released on the band’s own label which sold out in the limited quantity pressed up. The record was  later repressed with different mix and extra tracks on New Red Archives selling in excess of 40,000 copies. The second LP was unveiled in 1990 on New Red Archives and by this time the band had lost it’s momentum and the vocalist Dave Insurgent was dealing brown, and had a major habit of his own.

He was considered as a slight annoyance, to a fair amount of the old colleagues he had built up over the years. Added to this the N.Y. Straight Edge movement was massive around the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, so Reagan Youth were considered ‘old hat’ in their own town.

The complete breakdown of the vocalist’s already shrinking ego was on it’s way, a fair amount was Dave’s fault, but two terrible occurrences in 1993, which no one could have foreseen, pushed him over the edge.

He got a proper toeing from some other druggie over a deal that went wrong, and spent several weeks in hospital. He went back to his parents to clean up, this never happened. He ended up again in a bad way in some hovel in the lower east side of New York. He dated a young street walker who also enjoyed a night on the brown.

Dave’s mother died suddenly in a freak car accident, which understandably shook the vocalist somewhat. A matter of weeks later Dave’s girlfriend disappeared with a driver whilst peddling for trade. She was actually with Dave at the time of getting the offer of the trade with the driver, stating she would be back soon. She never returned and some days later was found dead, still in the car. The last victim of New York’s worst serial killer of the decade Joel Rifkin.

Dave had lost his band, his friends, his mother and then girlfriend all in the space of a couple of years, he committed suicide a matter of weeks after the death of his girlfriend.


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