Various Artists – Look To The Future Cassette – 1980

Side One

Side Two

From Chris Low’s big box of goodies, this cassette sold at gigs and with the help of Chris’s own fanzine entitled ‘Guilty Of What’ has a track listing of sorts on the cover but the tracks on the tape do not follow the listing even a little bit.

Perhaps Chris could write out a track listing that I could cut and paste onto this post at some point. Also any information on these bands would be great, some great band names on this tape, Pole Axe, Screaming Babies and The Belson Horrors being three of them…

Chris is the young ‘un on the left of the photo which was probably taken around the time of this cassette being released. He drummed for Distraught, a band that are featured on this tape somewhere. Out of Distraught came Political Asylum who are featured on this site somewhere if you care to search.

  1. Graham Burnett
    Graham Burnett
    October 1, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Thats reminded me of Chris’ ‘Theoretical Journal’ or some such of Class War which unfortunately I no longer seem to possess (my copy may now be in the Gordon Wilkins/Dial House fanzine archive) but I do remember as being a total hoot…

    Chris would you be good enough to remind us of its name or even grace us with a scan for old times sake???

  2. Graham Burnett
    Graham Burnett
    October 1, 2008 at 1:04 am

    I also recall an Eratics gig wherin a song was introduced as;

    “Guilty of nuffin,
    Guilty of what,
    Guilty of bein’…
    A pickled onion!”

  3. chris
    October 1, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Graham: No. 🙂

    Micky, can’t listen to this at work, but if the tracklist doesn’t bear any relation to the songs on the tape maybe I you have the original master copy before i put the songs in order, or knowing how unreliable my librarian skills were, a completely different cassette!

  4. pedro
    October 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Would that be 4 Minutes from Stenhousemuir? I remember them from my youth.
    Saw them in a gig and the singer shouted that he believed in anarchy and chaos then asked the audience to be careful as the band had to pay for any damage done. Great times.

  5. Nic
    October 2, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Absolute classic, Pedro!
    That’s the spirit…

  6. chris
    October 2, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Yes!! That was them! Sure i had a live tape of them from some community centre too, seem to remamber a Slaughter & the Dogs cover?

    Whateverer happened to gigs in Community centres?

  7. pedro
    October 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I’m sure they used to sing Victims of the Vampire.

    They played a few times at the Tryst Community Centre in Stenhousemuir along with the likes of No Class from Kincardine(used to like them) and I remember Special Duties playing there as well.

  8. lenny helsing
    lenny helsing
    May 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Chris good to meet ye the other night in London at the Dirty Water Records party. I know you saw The Thanes, but hope you were also able to stay and watch The Wildebeests…yeah I always wondered why on earth our old punk band The Belsen Horrors ended up on that Stirling-area bands tape seeing as we were actually from Edinburgh, but always thought it cool and added to the mystery anyway…just in case you or any of your followers were interested, the boys in the band were yours truly on vocals, Steve Fraser on guitar, Mark Patrizio on bass and Keith Wilson on drums. You can read more about us at the 1977 punk scene website, which you’ll have to Google cos I can’t quite recall the correct URL. OK cheers n beers for now Lenny

  9. Chris L
    Chris L
    May 31, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Great meeting you too Lenny. the Wildebeests set was great. Fantastic night all round – I even got called up onstage to drum on a couple of the old Parkinsons songs!

    One thing you may remember … don’t suppose you recall a wee A5 size free fanzine that I recall picking up in some record shop in Edinburgh, and also in Roadshow Music in Bridge of Allan, Stirling back in the day. One issue was printed on pink paper – if, indeed there were ever any more. I remember that having a wee bit on the Belsen Horrors and also a mention of The Cunts in reference to a forthcoming Fakes gig which, again, I think was in Bridge of Allan. And, no, i’m not confusing it with Billy McChord’s zine from back then either.

    Just a shot in the dark?

    And hoping one day Jamzy will unearth the master of that Wester Hailes Community centre gig. Now, that would be something!!

    Hope you’re well, Chris

  10. mickmada
    July 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

    hi guys downloaded side 1 no probs side 2s been mediafired ie it dont work. any chance of fixing the link & posting real tracklist coz this stuff is way more important than the same old pistols tracks done over & over on re issue/bootlegs

  11. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    July 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Links now working Mick, track listing I cannot help with sorry.

  12. ChrisL
    July 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I’ll try sort out an accurate track-listing when I get a chance. Sorry i’d let it slip my mind.

  13. Alberto
    December 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Track listing:

    01 – Any time (The Fakes)
    02 – Tony Blackburn (The Fakes)
    03 – 7 floors high (New Youth)
    04 – Dawn is married now (New Youth)
    05 – ¿?
    06 – ¿?
    07 – UK decay (The Ideas)
    08 – Apathy war (The Ideas)
    09 – Two faced rule (The Screaming Babies)
    10 – Sell out (The Screaming Babies)
    11 – Virginia plain (The Belsen Horrors)
    12 – Pin-up boy (The Belsen Horrors)
    13 – Told you so (The Probes)
    14 – Fear (The Probes)
    15 – Carnage (Distraught)
    16 – Trust in me (Distraught)
    17 – War on the streets (Terminal Damage)
    18 – Big brother (Terminal Damage)
    19 – Ripper (4 Minutes)
    20 – Religion (4 Minutes)

  14. Chris
    December 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    ^ By my powers of deduction it would appear the unidentified tracks are ‘Sunshine’ & ‘Politics’ by POLE-AXE.

    Many thanks for the above, Alberto. This version of the tape must have been the ‘first master’ onto which I simply copied my fave two tracks by all the bands, before mixing them up into the order on the tape cover for the ‘duplication master’.

    Actually, was listening to the New Youth tape not that long ago. ‘Dawn Is Married Now’ is a truly amazing track.

    Penguin, there’s a piece on them, plus The Fakes and a few more of the acts featured on this comp in that old ‘zine of mine I gave you t’other week should you require any further info.

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