Sunday, March 23, 2014

V/A Painting The Fence Red LP

 Late 80's comp. album on Idealogical Sound Records, the label of Easter & The Totem.
four bands on this one. The record starts with Best Foot Forward!. Bass, drums, sax and vocals give us poppy, funky stuff. The least interesting band on this one.
Next is Easter & The Totem themselves. Their records are very hard to find but they released a discography album 'Agit Pop 1981-2011' which you can buy/download on CD Baby. The tracks on this comp. are included as well.
On side B  we have Keeping Up With The Reagans, an indie band I know nothing about. 'Brixton Riots' is the standout track.
Last is Cultural Thugs AKA Nigel Laybourne. Only a few tracks on a handful of compilations were released by Cultural Thugs. If you dig the electro bands on labels like Rouska or Concrete Productions, you need to hear this. Nigel is a wellknown producer of UK hiphop acts like Blade, The Herbalizer and London Posse.
This album should come with an insert with info on the bands but my copy hasn't one.

Painting The Fence Red LP (Idealogical Sound Records-TOTEM 2-198?)
1. Best Foot Forward! - With Or Without You
2. Best Foot Forward! - How Can I Let You Know?
3. Best Foot Forward! - Sexual Thing
4. Best Foot Forward! - Crying Out
5. Easter & The Totem - The Tyranny Of Reason
6. Easter & The Totem - Greater Than Ourselves
7. Easter & The Totem - Duplicity
8. Keeping Up With The Reagans - Just Thought Of You
9. Keeping Up With The Reagans - Brixton Riots
10. Keeping Up With The Reagans - Rainy Season
11. Cultural Thugs - Force

Painting The Fence Red (320)

Painting The Fence Red - Side A (FLAC)

Painting The Fence Red - Side B (FLAC)

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Distorshaus - Plastic Angel EP

This record falls out of the timeframe I usual post music of but it's quite rare and quite good as well.
Could find some info on Distorshaus on the net. Seems the band was active from 1994 to 1997. The band, minus the female vocalist Helen would later form punkmetalgoth band 9xDead. Guitarplayer Adam was in punkband This System Kills in the 2000's.
Distorshaus were from Newport, Wales and the 'Plastic Angel' 12" was released in 1994 (according to discogs).

Plastic Angel EP (Mystic Records-MRD99401-1994)
1. Plastic Angel
2. Tender Pain
3. Nothing
4. Haunted

Distorshaus (320)

Distorshaus (FLAC)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Geschlecht Akt - Foreplay 12"

UK postpunk band Geschlecht Akt only released this 12" on cult label Criminal Damage. Nothing spectacular but if you dig other bands on Criminal Damage, it's worth hearing.
I have no info on the band but I think the drummer went to play for The Men They Couldn't Hang.
The name of the band is German for intercourse and looking at the title of the record and the song titles I suppose the lyrics have an erotic twist.

Foreplay 12" (Criminal Damage Records-CRI 12-119-1984)
1. Miss Fortune
2. Libido Twist
3. Temptress

Geschlecht Akt (320)

Geschlecht Akt (FLAC)