Second set from Downtown Boys…and girls…full-on no-holds-barred political punk…with horns…and energy to spare…”bi bilingual political dance sax party from Providence.”
LINKS TO SELLERS:
Taking the Rough with the Smooch
Kill Rock Stars (1993)
Classic U.K. riot grrrl/boy punk…pissed off and raw stomp and spit, focused like a pistol, snatching up some of the pieces where folks like Crass left off…this 10″ housing cuts from singles and EPs from the previous year or so.
Kickboxing with a pack of girls, endless rumpus stomp and jarring jabs, tons of fun and more than a little bit menacing, snapping at you in language you can’t understand (unless you’re maybe from Brazil or Portugal then maybe if they let you you can wrap your fingers around the fists and get some inside grin) snapping at the heels of some demons in a language any punk in the world is bound to understand.
(1983 – 1992)
Once Upon a Time There Was Fuck Geez
Social Napalm Records
Anthology housing tons of essential cuts from this Japanese punk band…showing how a band can progress (not always a good thing with a punk band) over a decade without losing their punch…obviously influenced by 70s UK and USA punk and 80s USA HC but in traditional Japanese punk-style leaving most of the Caucasian competition in the dust as they take off from the get go, race down the blacktop and blast off to outer space.
Nonstop fun for any fan of loud fast punk rock…whether your bag is the Bad Brains, the Dictators or the raw and rockin version early U.K. Punk…or of course Japanese punk…you’re bound to get a big kick in pants from this collection.
Come to Amerika
neophyte records (Berkeley, CA)
Punk from California, Sacramento perhaps…solid set likely influenced by the bands pushing hardcore into new directions (Husker Du…Big Boys…) and also perhaps influenced by the Wipers and Neil Young and the more interesting music of the mid 70s (Lou Reed, T. Rex and especially Ohio underground)…
…this group clearly delivering a message about the state of the States and trying to do something other than louder faster without falling into some commercial new wave nonsense.