Mar 31, 2011

Generation X - 1978 - s/t

Generation X (also known as Gen X) originally formed in 1976 in London, England by three ex-Chelsea members. They played their first gig on 21 December 1976 at Roxy club (becoming one of the very first punk bands to play at the venue). They were one of the first punk bands to play at BBC music programme Top Of The Pops.

Unlike the other punk bands, they ignored some of the "rules" and "ideals" adopted by UK punk bands, taking inspiration of British pop of the 60's.

Their singer Billy Idol is better known from his later pop period.

Mar 2, 2011

Massappeal - Nobody Likes A Thinker

"How did it begin? Well, i'd like to say that we met under dark, lurid circumstances, almost too painful to tell, but, alas, it all began for me on a sunny da, with birds chirping cheerfully in the trees, looking down upon three naive lads in a skate park." That's what Randy Reinmann (Vocals) says about the beggining of the band called Massappeal.

They formed in 1985 in Sydney, Australia and they are one of the most intense live experience there, back in the late 80's and early 90's.
They were listening to bands like Black Flag, Bad Brains, Verbal Abuse, The Exploited, Blitz and Discharge, so the music they were playing was a mix of thrashy hardcore/punk sounds.

Raw energy, fast and intense music. Just play it loud!
Genre: Hardcore/Punk/Thrash
Country: Australia
Label: Relapse Records
Size: 70 mb
Bitrate: 128 kbps

Mar 1, 2011

The Mob - Let The Tribe Increase

The Mob were formed in Yeovil, Somerset, England, in 1979, just as the UK anarcho-punk scene was taking shape.
From out in the dark hills this group arrived at an extreme and unique sound: they were menacing and brooding, with extremely dark music and words with none of speed or spectacle of their contemporaries.
They played the infamous Zig Zag squat gig with Crass in 1982 and they broke up after playing their last show in November of 1983 at the Doncaster Co-op Hall.
Here we have a compilation with their "Let The Tribe Increase" LP (1983) and the singles "Witch Hunt" (1980), "Crying Again" (1980), "No Doves Fly Here" (1981) and "The Mirror Breaks" (1983).
Genre: Anarcho-Punk
Country: England
Label: Broken Rekids
Size: 65 mb
Bitrate: 128 kbps