Sunday, February 10, 2019

Radio - Sunday, February 10th, 2019



Tonight's show is the first of a four part series looking at the contributions of black punks and the impacts they had on the scene. This first part looks at the proto punk period (1974) through to hardcore (1984) and could not been pulled together were it not for the excellent work of Chris Murdoch's "Black Dots" presentation. 

We are also indebted to Tony Rettman's book "NYHC" for the Bad Brains period in NYC. The imprint of the Bad Brains defines New York Hardcore.

Download the show here.


So we started with the BAD BRAINS song because the song described the experience of black punks in the scene. 

BAD BRAINS – Black Dots (Caroline)

DEATH (Proto punk)
So we are going to starts at the beginning with a proto punk band from Detroit called Death. The band started in 1971 and initially started out as an R and B band called Rock Fire Funk Express. The band went in a hard rock direction after seeing the Who and Alice Cooper. "Politicians in My Eyes" was the band's first release in 1976 on their own label, DIY before it was known as that. 

DEATH – Politicians in My Eyes (Tryangle)

The band was made up of the Hackney brothers (Bobby, David, and Dannis. They recorded an album in 1975 called  "...For The Whole World To See" which wouldn't see the light of day until 2009. The band was truly a rock n roll victim

DEATH – Rock n‘ Roll Victim (Drag City)

Their music has since been documented in the 2012 documentary "A Band Called Death", a film that has won them a cult following decades after they disbanded.

DEATH – You’re a Prisoner (Drag City)

Their music has since been documented in the 2012 documentary A Band Called Death, a film that has won them a cult following decades after they disbanded.

DEATH – You’re a Prisoner (Drag City)

PURE HELL
In 1974, a band called Pure Hell started up in Philadelphia. Also part of the proto punk era, Pure Hell came up at the same time as MC5, Dead Boys, and the Sex Pistols. The band would play New York City and befriended the New York Dolls and Sid Vicious and in 1978. 

PURE HELL – These Boots are made for Walking (Golden Sphinx)
SID VICIOUS – C’mon Everybody (Virgin)

Golden Sphinx was a label run by Curtis Knight who was in the Squires, aa band that featured a young Jimi Hendrix. Curtis liked the idea of an all black punk band because it was Pulling an Elvis on the music industry.  In his mind he was looking for a black group that could mimic white music. 

PURE HELL - I Feel Bad (Welfare)
JOHNNY THUNDER – One Track Mind

Curtis thought of Pure Hell as a novelty act. Pure Hell recorded an album in 197, but after falling out with the band he refused to release it. The widow of Curtis auctioned off the recording and Welfare would come to release the collection in 2006 by Welfare Records.  The album was called 'Noise Addiction'.

PURE HELL – Wild One (Welfare)

THE NY NIGGERS
Started by two black men who chose the name because Patti Smith had just released a single called “Rock ‘n roll Nigger”. The band name expressed that black punks didn't appreciate the use of that term. The NY Niggers would self-release a single and this is the B-Side.

NY NIGGERS – Headliner (NYN)

There is some confusion about whether there was one band or three in a review below: 

"THE NIGGERS - Seemingly three bands in three different cities (New York/Boston/Detroit) used this ungenteel name. The most prominent band appears to have been the Detroit Niggers, who had a story printed in Creem magazine in 1978 (as part of a larger piece on the Detroit punk scene) and a brief news blurb in Bomp. Both articles had pictures of the band with processed Chuck Berry hairdos and flaunted bare chests. Their songs included "Crazy White Bitch," "Dirty Dogs" and the anthem, "Niggers," and of the band name, members Reno and J.C. Richards explained, "Should we call ourselves The Honkies?" One New York punk legend of our acquaintance suggests that the N.Y. Niggers were "friends" with the late Nancy Spungen, Sid Vicious' doomed girlfriend. They self-released a ridiculously obscure single, "Just Like Dresden" b/w "Headliner" in 1978 as the "N.Y. Niggers." Though there's no picture sleeve, the rough punk sound of the record is Detroit influenced enough to possibly suggest it was the same band transplanted out East. (JP)"
Black Punk Time: Blacks in Punk, New Wave and Hardcore 1976-1984 (Part 2) 
By James Porter and Jake Austen (From Roctober #32, 2002)



NY NIGGERS – Just Like Dresden ’45 (NYN)

Moving over to England, X-Ray Spex started out in 1976 after Poly Styrene saw a Sex Pistols gig. Poly stood out among her peers not just for being a person of colour or being a women but she wore these dental braces and stood against the typical sex object female archetype. "identity" embodied so much about poly's life.   

X-RAY SPEX – Identity (EMI)

There was a story about Poly Styrene chopping her hair in Johnny Rotten's place to take that anti-sex object one step further, and is a perfect segue into their most famous song....and the song that I grew up listening to over and over at summer camp off of some compilation. it took my years to realize that they had a single and an album out. 

X-RAY SPEX – Oh Bondage Up Yours (EMI)
X-RAY SPEX - Warrior at Woolworths (EMI)

Poly Styrene also had a unique vocal sound. She had been trained in Opera and her voice had been described as "effervescently discordant" and powerful enough to drill holes through sheet metal. Being of mixed race and wearing a lot of dayglo Poly was referred to as the face of modern day feminism. 

Meanwhile in Los Angeles another strong black woman was having an impact on their punk scene. Karla (Mad Dog) Duplantier would join the CONTROLLERS on drums. The band was unknown until Karla joined partially because she was a phenomenal drummer She also went to radio stations and started getting them better gigs. The GERMS borrowed her kick drum when playing and recording. and she wound up joining the FLESH EATERS which is where we found a recording with her on it. 

THE FLESH EATERS - Ten Inch Razor (Upsetter)
BAD BRAINS - Redbone in the City (Caroline)

BAD BRAINS - DC
BAD BRAINS started out as a jazz fusion that did covers, but their second guitarist,  Sid McCray, turned them onto the SEX PISTOLS, which is evidenced by "Redbone in the City". They were nervous about being seen as a novelty act and didn’t play out right away. It wasn’t until they saw footage of PURE HELL that they started playing shows on their own and would go on to lay the foundation for what would be known as DC Hardcore.

BAD BRAINS - Banned in DC (Caroline)
BAD BRAINS - Attitude (Caroline)

Positive Mental Attitude first expressed in the song "Attidude' would becme a defining ideology behind DC HarDCore. They became mentors for the TEEN IDLES and SOA. They would hold showcases for as many as 10 - 15 bands at a time. They shared a rehearsal space with the TEEN IDLES so they had somewhere to practise. They would give them tips on how to play their instruments. BAD BRAINS played the housing projects they were form in DC and Maryland. Valley Green housing project is one of them that had one of these matinees. But these shows were the reason why they got in trouble which is what the song "Banned in DC" is about. The bands that BAD BRAINS nurtured would go on to play wilder shows then them. So the mayhem was set in motion. What is interesting is that the TEEN IDLES would bring back the Huntington Skank from California which would make shows more dangerous. And they would not get banned. But the all black band was the one that got in trouble by the authorities.

So the next set will be about the bands in DC who also had prominiant black punks in their bands. Toni Young, was a promoter and was able to join RED C who only ever release 4 songs on the legendary “Flex Your Head” compilation. The song that they are most well known for is “Pressure’s On”, a song about police harassment. 

RED C - Pressure's On (Dischord)
VOID - Go South (Dischord)
SCREAM - Solidarity (Dischord)

VOID were from Colombia, Maryland and were younger than most everyone in the scene. They had a guitarist named Buppa Dupree who would inspire a young Shawn Brown to be in a band a few years later. VOID wrote a song called “Go South” about southerners who would come up to see their show and fight the band because they didn’t like the fact that Bubba was black and in the band. They also had a song called “Black Jewish and Poor” was a song that described the make up of this band.

SCREAM were another great band from DC and had Eugene Thompson better known as Skeeter, playing guitar for them. He was the person who convinced the band to add a lot of non-punk elements into their first record like acoustic guitar, reggae, country. They were not well liked at first. They opened up for Minor Threat a lot and they would cover “Guilty of Being White” and Skeeter would sing. They are one of my all time favourite bands from DC.

BAD BRAINS - NYC SCENE
So after Bad Brains got in trouble with those showcase shows they moved to New York city and their sound becomes synonymous with the New York Hard Core sound. BAD BRAINS experience is well documented in Tony Rettman's book called “NYHC”. The chapter on BAD BRAINS is called “The Big take Over” which takes on a new meaning with their arrival.

BAD BRAIN – Big Take Over (Roir)

Tim Summer did a radio show on WNYU called “Noise the Show”. He spoke about getting the “Pay to Cum” single as soon as it came out, which means it was released when they were in NYC. He said that he knew that this was something completely different from anything else. It was a record where nothing was the same afterwards, like “Blitzkrieg Bop” or “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks. It’s in that league. “Pay to Cum” invented an entire genre of music in a minute and a half.

BAD BRAIN – Pay to Cum (Roir)
BAD BRAIN – Supertouch - Shitfit (Roir)

The BAD BRAINS used to have an introduction “Quicker than the Dickies, Faster than the RAMONEs, ladies and gentlemen : the BAD BRAINS.

The editor of Tse Tse Fly zine said the BAD BRAINS were the centre of influence. Anybody from the CRO MAGS to AGNOSTIC FRONT to the MOB were indebted to the BAD BRAINS.

Todd Youth wrote that the BAD BRAINS were our Led Zeppelin and our Beatles.

Here is a set of bands influenced by BAD BRAINS starting with the STIMULATIORS who open the first time BAD BRAINS  come to NYC.

THE STIMULATORS - M.A.C.H.I.N.E. (Roir)
CRO MAGS – Dub (Cro Mag Recording)
BEASTIE BOYS – Beastie (Roir)
THE MAD - I Hate Music (Disgusting)
HEART ATTACK – Society (Serious Clown)
URBAN WASTE – Public Opinion (Mob Style / Mad at the World / Even Worse / Way Back When)
AGNOSTIC FRONT - Society Sucker (Rat Cage / Combat Core / Bridge Nine)

The breakdown in "Society Sucker" sounds like it is derived from "the Big Takeover" and "Supertouch". 

John Dancy was the drummer in Urban Waste and the song "Public Opinion" would express the identity crisis experienced by a black kid in the punk scene. 

Jesse Malin from HEART ATTACK expressed how helpful the BAD BRAINS were in loaning them their gear and had HEART ATTACK  play a set at their show. He said they were super into developing a youth movement. 


David Hahn from the THE MAD put up BAD BRAINS when they first came to town, took them out for Chinese food, and took them to clothing stores to get their second hand clothes.

The BEASTIE BOYS in their recent book talked about how important BAD BRAINS gigs were in NYC. 

The Dub song on the Age of Quarrel demo suggests the lasting impression that the BAD BRAINS had on a young Harley Flanagan when he was in the STIMULATORS. 

Skate scene
The skate scene was made up of a lot of black punks like Mike Cornelius who was in JFA from Pheonix. Probably the band that defined skate-core. 

JFA - Skateboard / We Know You Suck (Placebo)
McRAD - Dominant Force (Red Music)
YDI - Out for Blood (Blood Bubble)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Alternative Tentacles)

MCRAD from Philadelphia featured Chuck Treece, He would go on to play for UNDERDOG which we will feature in next week’s show.

YDI featured Howard Twigs on drums, also from Philadelphia. He expressed his frustrations in the songs “Out for Blood”

DEAD KENNEDYS feature D.H. Peligro on drums. His first recording with the band is “In God We Trust Inc.” which features “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”. The song took on a new meeting as the band started to get attacked by nazi skins because D.H. was in the band.

The STRANGLERS talked to me about how they developed their sound. The bass drives their sound. That came from checking out King Tubby's sound system. 

THE STRANGLERS – Peaches (United Artists)
BASEMENT 5 - Heavy Traffic (Island)

Source:

Chris Murdoch "Black Dots"


Tony Rettman "NYHC"

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Radio - Sunday, February 3rd, 2019



Given that this is a Sunday, I thought we would start this week's show with a tribute to the day. The Radiators from Space from Dublin start out this week's show. Listen above or download the show here.

THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE - Sunday World (Chiswick)

We started out this week's show with an oldies set with these releases coming out within the first five year's of punk's inception. 

BORED GAMES - I Don't Get It (Flying Nun)
THE SECRET - Handel a Vandal (Arista)
THE VICTIMS - What I Want (Golden Disc)
THE DAMNED - Sick of Being Sick (Stiff)
CHRIS SPEDDING AND THE VIBRATORS - Pogo Dancing (RAK)

A a counterpoint this set is all brand new punk. 

UBIK - Lost and Later (Helta Skelta / Lost in Fog)
ABOLITIONIST – Avalanche (Self-Released)
THIS MEANS WAR - Greed Is Out (Demons Run Amok / Pirates Press)
THE FALLOUT - Walk in the Sun (Rebel Time)
UPPER DOWNER - Disarm the Police (Riot Ready)

OFFBEATS - In a Rush (Smog Veil)
URGENT MATTER – Oh No (Self-Released)
NAO SOMOS NADA - Não quero entender mais nada (Self-Released)
THE HARD TOMS – Love Me Tonight (Take it Hard / Samo)
RIK AND THE PIGS – Keyhole (Total Punk)

ETERAZ - هرج و مرج (Self-Released)
HEXE -Escape Artist (Self-Released)
SELKASAUNA - Sydämen Jääkausi (Self-Released)
VAASKA - No A La Guerra (Beach Impediment)
MURDERSQUAD – In your Grave (Self-Released)

A.S.O.P. - Monkey Bite (Self-Released)
THREE IMPOTENT MALES - Destroyer Divine (Self-Released)
FRIED EGG – Confidence (Shout)
THE ANOMALYS – Fire in the Hole (Slovenly)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY - Professional Sleeper (SRA)

The first half of this next set mostly features re-Issues that came out in the last couple of months.

RIPCORD - Subliminal Decay (YOFC / Raging)
WARWOUND - Already Judged (Unrest)
MOMENT MANIACS - Flesh Power Dominion (Unrest / Distortion)
BOREDOM - The One-Handed Parasite (Contraszt / Halvfabrikat
CANSOC - Mayhem Till The End (Self-Released)

This next set features bands that didn't make it into the top 10 picks for January releases.

SUCK LORDS – Shut In (Stucco
MOOM - Bet Zonot (To Live a Lie
TORPUR – Progress (Self-Released)
CLUELESS? – Just a Girl (Self-Released
VANITY - It's That Way For A Reason (Beach Impediment)
SAUNA YOUTH - Theatre 83 (Upset! The Rhythm)

Here is my top 10 picks for January 2019.

10. SOAKIE “Dangerous Dope” – Cream (Self-Released)
9. FAILURE “Cross the Border” - Cross the Border (To Live a LIe)
8. MORUS “Cialo Aboe” - Na Sen (Unrest / Trujaca Faita)
7. PERMISSION “Drawing Breath” - Atmosphere (La Vida Es Un Mus
6. NUEVA FUERZA “Hitos Y Derrotas” - Hitos Y Derrotas (La Vida Es Un Mus
5. CONVENIENCE “Stop Pretending” LP – Invisible (Iron Lung)
4. STIGMATISM ep - It's Too Late (Beach Impediment)
3. BLOOD PRESSURE “Surrounded” LP – Surrounded (Beach Impediment)
2. RAW PEACE “Total Death” - War is Here (Hypertension)
1. NAZI KILLER ep - Find Our Way (Kids of the Lughole / At War with False Noise / Samizdat / Superfi / Gronk / Nuclear Mind / Repulsive)

Here is a set of newer edge bands

SICK BURN – Goof (Self-Released)
DOMAIN – Feeding (Refuse)
NO SKIN - Neck Deep (Self-Released)
MAREE NOIRE - Marée Noire (Destructure / Donnez-Moi Du Feu)
POINT OF CONTACT - Still Drug Free (Self-Released)


Tonight's demo feature is a band from Moncton called the Phone Jerks. They have a collection of covers on their bandcamp page that we are going to feature tonight. You can find this recording on bandcamp.

PHONE JERKS – Cigarettes and Alcohol (Self-Released)
PHONE JERKS – Time Bomb (Self-Released)
PHONE JERKS – Damage Your Health (Self-Released)
PHONE JERKS – What a Way to Die (Self-Released)
PHONE JERKS – Heebie Jeebies (Self-Released)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 27th, 2019



This program has two features. The first is the story behind 40th Anniversary of the Clash playing Toronto (The Rex Theatre on February 20th, 1978). The anniversary is being marked by a photo exhibit on Friday (February 1st) at the Pape Library. The exhibit is curated by the White Brothers (Nick and Simon) and will run on the 2nd floor of the Library for the month of February. 

The second part of the show was a tribute to all the people who passed away in 2018. We didn't get to everybody but we did get to way more than we had on the show this past year.

You can download the show here.

THE CLASH - I'm So Bored with the USA (Live at the Rex Theatre)

THE CLASH - Police and Thieves (CBS)
THE CLASH - Pressure Drop (CBS)
THE CLASH - White Man in Hammersmith Palais (CBS)


THE CLASH - English Civil War (Live at the O'Keefe Centre)
THE CLASH - Stay Free (Live at the Rex Theatre)

THE UNDERTONES - Mars Bar (Sire)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Johnny Was (Bitter Fruit)
B-GIRLS - Fun at the Beach (Bomp)

WILLIE WILLIAMS - Armagedeon Version (Coxsone)
THE CLASH - White Riot (Live at the O'Keefe Centre)

Nick has just put out a new book about his time in London with the Rent Boys Inc. and the Dave Howard Singers titled "What You Don't Want is What You Don't Get". I have been digging the diary like book that includes multiple sources of letters to home and reviews to help tell the story. You will only be able to get a copy in person at Friday's launch event. 



This section is called RIP because these artists ripped while alive and may they Rest in Piece now that they are gone. Here is some music based around a partial list of punks who passed away in 2018.  




OFFENDERS - We Must Rebel (R Radical) for JJ Jacobsen, the singer for the OFFENDERS who passed away on January 4th, 2018.
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. - P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. (Tombstone) for Johnny P. Jewels, the singer for P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. whp passed away on january 1st, 2018.
MOTORHEAD - Rockaway Beach (Silver Lining / Motorhead Music) for Fast Eddie Clarke, guitarist for Motorhead, who passed away on January 10th, 2018.
STATUES - Dead or Alive (P Trash) for Peter E. Trash. owner of P Trash Records who put out Statues and Brutal Knights among other Canadian punk bands. 

THE FALL - Second Dark Age (Cog Sinister) for Mark E. Smith, sing for the Fall who passed away January 24th, 2018.
THE PLUGZ - La Bamba (Fatima) for Charlie Quintana, drummer for the Plugz and Social Distortion, who passed away on March 12th, 2018.
CAVE IN - Stoic (Hydra Head) for Caleb Scolfield, bassist for Cave In, who passed away on March 28th, 2018.
ANAL CUNT - All I Give a Fuck About is Sex (Patac) for Josh Martin, guitarist for Anal Cunt, who passed away on May 28th, 2018.
YOUTH BRIGADE - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked (Better Youth Organization) in Tonight for Danny Kirwan, guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, who covered this song.
ELECTRIC EELS - Refrigerator (Superior Viaduct) for Nick Knox, drummer for the Electric Eels and the Cramps who passed away June 15th, 2018.
ADOLESCENTS - No Way (Frontier) for Steve Soto, singer for the Adolscents and Agent Orange who passed away on June 27th, 2018.

DOA - Watcha Gonna Do (Sudden Death) for Randy Rampage, bassist for DOA and his own solo band, who passed away on August 14th, 2018. 

We ran out of time and didn't get to recognize the others who passed away which includes:

- Conway Savage, Pianist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who passed away on September 2, 2018 

- Johnny Strike, Bass Player for CRIME, who passed away on September 10, 2018


- Todd “Youth” Scholfield, guitarist for Agnostic Front, Warzone, Murphy's Law, Danzig and Samhain, who passed away on October 27, 2018 

- Pete Shelley (Pete McNeish of Lancanshire), singer and guitarist for the BUZZCOCKS, who died in Tallinn Estonia of a heart attack on December 6, 2018.

- James Calvin Willsey, Bass player for the AVENGERS, who passed away on December 24, 2018.

You created the soundtracks to our lives. Thanks for that.

Flyer - Sunday, January 27th, 2019


Friday, January 25, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 20th, 2019



We started out tonight's show with a song that expresses the Brexit dilemma at the moment. You can download the show here.

THE CLASH – Should I Stay or Should I Go (CBS)

First set features bands from 1978 and 1979 starting out with a French band in honour of the Yellow vest protestors.

CLASSY PUNK – French Can Can (Faux)
SENSURRI – Back in the USSR
KSMB – Bohman (MNW)
SPEEDTWINS – Speedtwins (Fontana)

New changes in the Landlord tenant Act inspires this next set.

DEAD KENNEDYS – Let’s Lynch the Landlord (Alternative Tentacles)
A.D.s – Living Downtown (Blue Lunch)
THE SWINGIN NECKBREAKERS – The Girl Can’t Dance / Look Away (Telstar)
THE BROOD – Heart of Stone (Estrus)
DOA – Slumlords (Sudden Death)

Here are some contemporary bands with influences from early power pop and mod music.

TOMMY AND THE COMMIES – Suckin' In Your 20's (Slovenly)
REMOMS – Lego Blocks Pirate Press (Pirates Press)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY - Let's Dance On (SRA)
BLANK STARES – Summer's Here (CIUT)
THE NUMBER ONES - Breaking Loose (Static Shock / Sorry State)

This is a set of garage punk.

TH’ LOSIN’ STREAKS – Genevieve (Slovenly)
YOUNG SKULLS – We’re Gone (Slovenly)
INDONESIAN JUNK – When I Find You (Rum Bar)
NO BLUES – Bad Grammar (Schizophrenic)
SONIC’S RENDEZVOUS – City Slang (Orchide)

We spoke about Young Skulls and my confusion for Old Skull. John from Rubber factory sent us this great parody interview with Old Skull. We also spoke about Fred Sonic Smith and his death which was talked about in a broadcast of an interview with Patty Smith on CBC's Writer's and Co.

NIGHT BIRDS - Onward to Obscurity (Fat Wreck Chords)
CHAIN WHIP - Self Destruct (Neon Taste / Dirt Cult)
DESGRASIA JUBENIL – Jóvenes Calientes (Discos Enfermos / Discos Rio de Los Remedios)
PHONE JERKS - Heebie Jeebies (Self-Released)
BB AND THE BLIPS - Whinge and Whine (Thrilling Living)
ASID - Paranoia Pure mania (La Vida Es Un Mus)

This set starts out as a tribute to Lorna Doom.

GERMS – Now I Hear the Laughter (Slash)
THE GO-GO’s – The Whole World Lost Its Head (I.R.S.)
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS – You Don’t Know What You Got (Bellaphone / CBS)
DISHRAGS – I Don’t Love You (Supreme Echo)
THE ALLEY CATS – One More Chance to Survive


Tonight's demo feature is of WLMRT latest release “Lube 2”. You can download the demo at bandcamp

WLMRT – Dark Dollars (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – Bad Movie Idea (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – I Like New People (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – Emergency Money Available (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – C.U.T.V. (Sself-Released0

Flyer - Sunday, January 20th, 2019


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 13th, 2019



On Tonight's show Jose El Podrido brings a special feature on punk from Colombia, starting with the origins in Medellin. You can listen to the show on the player above or download an MP3 here.

SIN SALIDA - Huyele a Realidad (Self-Released) -1989, Bogota

I.R.A. - Colera (Self-Released) - 1989, Medellin
LA PESTILENCIA - Vive tu Vida (Mort-Discos) - 1989, Bogota
HERPES - Proselitismo de la Muerte (Self-Released, then later released on a Macedonian label called Fuck Yoga in 2013) - 1989, Medellin
SOCIEDAD VIOLENCIA - Violencia Y Destrucción (Self-Released) - 1988

The P-Ne song appeared on a soundtrack for a movie called "Rodrigo D. No Futuro". The movie is described as such "Rodrigo, a poor and troubled teenager in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, struggles to find hope in a world ravaged by violence and chaos. An aspiring drummer in a punk band, he uses his music to try to drive the despair out of his head."



P-NE - No Mas Clases (Producciones Tiempos Modernos / Producciones JJ Mundo / Madman Productions / Beat Generation) - 1989, Medellin
PESTES - Dinero (Producciones Tiempos Modernos / Producciones JJ Mundo / Madman Productions / Beat Generation) - 1989, Medellin
RASIX - El Cucho Presidente (Lufer) - 1990, Medellin
ATAQUE DE SONIDO - Technologia (Self-Released) - 1990, Medellin
RESTOS DE TRAGEDIA - Interperie (Self-Released) - 1991, Medellin
HP.HC - Hard Metal (Planeta Crisis) - 1990, Medellin

BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE - Vida Civil (Self-Released) - 1992, Medellin
C.T.C. - Monotonia (Self-Released) - 1991, Medellin
CENSURA - Dinero (Self-Released) - 1992, Medellin
MORGUE - No Sabes Que No Sabes (Self-Releaesd) - 1993, Medellin

These next three bands come from a Bogota compilation that serves as a three way split for the bands. The label Sancore only released this compilation.


DESARME - Adicto (Sancore Producciones) - 1995, Bogota
DEMENCIA LIBERTARIA - Infancia (Sancore Producciones) - 1995, Bogota
ESKORIA - Odio la Hipocresía (Sancore Producciones) - 1995, Bogota

FERTIL MISERIA - Actividad Sifilitica (Self-Released) - 1994, Medellin
POLIKARPA Y SUS VICIOSAS - Ciencia O Destrucción (Self-Released) - 1999, Medellin
ANTI TODO - Nadie Salvo Esto (Self-Released) - 2003, Medellin

KONTRAORDEN - Dinero (Self-Released) - 1997, Medellin
LIBRA - Que Mierda Estar Asi (Self-Released)
DEXCONCIERTO - Sin Nacionalidad (Rob the Rich) - 2006, Medellin
KRUJIDO - Antielecciones (Self-Released) - 2008, Medellin
PIEL Y HUESOS - Sucio Uniformado (The Return) - 2010

FUTURE IS BLACK - Droga es Guerra (Self-Released) - 2013
DOOMSDAY - Falso Positivos (Maldito Sudaca) from Distort Colombia comp - 2013
DISABLED - D.I.Y. or Bye (The Return) from "Welcome to Noisier Disko Bombs" compilation - 2013
DEXENFRENO - Puro Ruido Punk Podrido (Pinchazos Diestro) - 2015, Medellin
SINESTESICOS - Condenados (Self-Released) - 2012, Pereira

Some important Colombian compilations include:

- Punk Medallo Vol 1 - 1986
- El Cartel Del Punk Medallo Vol 2 - 1988
- La Ciudad Podrida - 1990: B.S.N, HP/HC, Crimen Impune, Ataque De Sonido, etc.
- Medellin Contra El V Centenario - 1991
- Ni Puta Mierda - 2001
- Distort Colombia - 2013 
- Colombia A Toda Mierda - 2013
- Fuerza Ingobernable - 2018

This is where the feature on Colombian punk ended. the rest of the show feature bands from Canada, most of which are playing in Toronto in the next couple of months. MALDITA – Sonria (Self-Released)

WRETCHED FOOLS - Greed (Self-Released)
SAGO - Ahead (Self-Released)
SICK OF SHIT – Life in Debt (Shizophrenic)
MASTERLESS DOGS - Conquered By Debt (Longshot Music / Contra)
PIFFBREAK ARCADE – Simulation Simulation (Self-Released)
BIG BROTHER - Eco-Crisis (All I want for Christmas is the End of the World) (Self-Released)

ROTTEN COLUMN – The Eyeroll (Self-Released)
PROM NITE – I Deserve Your Attention (Self-Released)
KLAZO – Job (It's Trash)
FLQs - Jungle (Bad Vibrations)
GURM – Rip Exotica (Self-Released)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 6th, 2019



Part two of a Year in Review show sees us countdown the best re-issues, full lengths, and demos released in 2018. The second half of the show. The scone half of the show were considerations for these categories and although they may be considered runners up this is a pretty kick ass collection of the best songs from 2018. You can download the show here.

CHARGE69 - Bonnes Resolutions (Knock Out)

Best re-Issues of 2018
10. ALIANS - Nic Wiecej (Pasazer)
9. INSINUATIONS - Prompt Critical (Feel It)
8. L’AMOUR - You Gotta Go (Beach Impediment)
7. THE REACTION - Get the Rods Out (Supreme Echo)
6. THE FITS - Sailing to Hell (Ugly Pop)

5. VENDETTA - I Wanna be a Star (Supreme Echo)
4. THE MODS – Reactions (Ugly Pop)
3. THE MODERN MINDS – Girl Crazy (Ugly Pop)
2. THE STIFFS – Homesick (Supreme Echo)
1. WASTED LIVES – Divorce (Supreme Echo)

Best LPs of 2018
10. BLOOD PRESSURE – Hate (Beach Impediment
9. HUFF RAID – Convention (DIY Kolo / NIC / Still We Fight / Outside)
8. C.H.E.W. - Greater Good (Iron Lung)
7. PERMISSION – Kindness and Mercy (La Vida Es Un Mus)
6. SUNSHINE WARD - No Real Revolution (Bloody Master)

5. RATA NEGRA - Te Elevas (La Vida es Un Mus)
4. CONTRA - Flock (9 Lies)
3. DRUX - Stuck in the Past (Static Shock)
2. KORSFAST - Det Luktar Brunt (Phobia / Not Enough / D-Takt & Rapunk / Breeding to Extinction)
1. STRAFPLANET – Freizeitstress (Contraszt!)

Best Demos of 2019
10. FORRA – Fisura (La Vida Es Un Mus)
9. INNOCENT - Huddled Masses (Self-Released)
8. CYBER BULLIES - Gorbachev Is Right (More Power)
7. GERMEN – Decidir (Self-Released)
6. RIXE - La Clé (La Vida Es Un Mus)

5. THERAPY - Place for Us (Self-Released)
4. BE ALL END ALL – Team (Self-Released)
3. NEVER – Forever (Self-Released)
2. LIQUIDS - Violent (Self-Released)
1. LEXICON –Chained (Iron Lung)

CONVENIENCE - Adult Contemporary (Iron Lung)
NO STATIK - Uncommon Measures (Iron Lung)
PHYSIQUE - Price of Progress (Iron Lung)
NIGHT WITCH - Thoughts and Prayers (Self-Released)
FUCKED AND BOUND - Zero Fucks (Void Assault / Atomic Action)

DRINKING BOYS AND GIRL CHOIRS - 킾드링킹 Keep Drinking (Damnably)
GELD - Parasitic Fucker (Iron Lung)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY - Not Going to Start A War (SRA / Boss Tuneage)
BEZERKER BOYS - Wolf Warriors (Self-Released)
BATTLE RUINS - Slain. Stripped. Scalped. (Rock ‘n Roll Disgrace)

BB AND THE BLIPS - Shame Job (Thrilling Living)
DISCARD FEN ZHENG - Do Not Think So
CRIM - Caiguda Lliure (Pirates Press)
LOUDSPEAKER - 尘埃 (Self-Released)
DEZERTER – Kolaboracja (Pasazer)
THE LANDLORDS - Washington Post (Feel It)

FLOWER - Social Entrapment (Self-Released)
ELECTRIC CHAIR - Old Man (Self-Released)
ERA BLEAK – Tinderbox (Dirt Cult)
PAIN KILLER - Pacemaker (Best Wishes)
RAW BREED - Mind Mirror (Self-Released)

CORRODE – Theatre of War (Self-Released)
D7Y – Martraðaveröld (Self-Released)
DIGEST – Erasure (Self-Released)
SOAKIE – Public Transport Blues (Self-Released)
SRAM - Senile Body (Self-Released)