Thursday, December 23, 2010

Shows in 2010

Here is a complete list of performances held at Black Wire to Common Ground since we opened in June. Thanks to the bands for playing, friends for helping, and people for coming. So much fantastic stuff!
We will be closed from Friday 24th December until January 1st for Un Quarto Morto from Italy, then closed again until Friday 7th January, when we will resume normal trading.
Did I mention we sell records sometimes too?

June

Sat 5th Jun / 5pm / $5
TEARGAS (Qld) (7” launch) / NONE REMAIN / SLOGAN FREE YOUTH
Sun 20th Jun / 3pm / $5
SPACEBONG (S.A) / ETHER RAG / DO NOT RESUSCITATE
Sat 26th Jun / 7pm / $7
LYNCHED (Ireland) / THYLACINE (CD Launch) / BLACK VAT TRIO / DISADVANTAGED / DOSS

July

Sat 3rd Jul / 5pm / $5
BITCH PREFECT (S.A) / BED WETTIN' BAD BOYS / ASSASSINS 88 (A.C.T) / THE FIGHTING LEAGUE (A.C.T) / ABOUT TOWN (N.Z)
Sun 4th Jul / 1pm / $5
HELTA SKELTA (W.A) / LEGIONS / ETHER RAG / FISTMOUTH
Fri 9th Jul / 6pm / $5
ENCIRCLING SEA (Vic) / IVENS (Vic) / THYLACINE / INTENTIONS
Sat 10th Jul / 2pm / Free
OCELOT (N.Z) / AKTION UNIT (Vic) / ALPS OF NSW / GALACTAGOGUE (Vic)
Fri 16th Jul / 4pm / $5
FANGS OF... (Vic) / ETHER RAG / UN aka TURDS OF PREY / BLACKIE (Hard-Ons)
Sat 17th Jul / 1pm / $5
FH (A.C.T) / SPEW YR GUTS UP / JEM+DEFEKTRO (Vic+Japan) / SNAKEFACE
Sat 24th Jul / 3pm / $5
DEAD CHINA DOLL / INTENTIONS / HACKS / LET ME DOWN JUNGLEMAN GENTLY

August

Sat 7th Aug / 6pm / $5
DEATHCAGE / NONE REMAIN / ETHER RAG / DOSS
Fri 13th Aug / 7pm / $5
CHINESE BURNS UNIT / EPICS / NUDIST COLONIES OF THE WORLD / SPEW YR GUTS UP
Sat 14th Aug / 3pm / Free
WHORES / TEEN AX / NONE MUSIC
Sat 21st Aug / 6pm / Free
HEIL SPIRITS / MITCHELL BRENNAN (Vic) / THE WARM FEELINGS / UN aka TURDS OF PREY / FESTIVE JACKYLS
Fri 28th Aug / 5pm / $5
CIRCUITS (Vic) / ETHER RAG / NONE REMAIN / THYLACINE

September

Sat 4th Sep / 7pm / $6
USELESS CHILDREN (Vic) (7” Launch) / DEAD FARMERS / BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS / ETHER RAG
Fri 10th Sep / 6pm / $7
BRAINWAVES (Vic) / PEE WEE / CARBORATOR / INTENTIONS / YES I’M LEAVING
Sat 11th Sep / 2pm / $5
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS (Vic) / KILL THE MATADOR (Vic) / EPICS / HANDSOME
Sat 18th Sep / 2pm / $5
EYE-GOUGE (A.C.T) / SNAKEFACE / TAIPAN
Sat 25th Sep / 4pm / Free
NIKKO (Qld) / COMMUNITY / EAST RIVER / PREGNANCY
Sun 26th Sep / 3pm / Free
GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT (S.A) / ARROWHEAD / ADRIFT FOR DAYS / FACE COMMAND
Thu 30th Sep / 7pm / $5
INAPPROPRIATE TOUGH GUY BEHAVIOUR (Vic) / UN aka TURDS OF PREY / BONES

October

Sat 2nd Oct / 2pm / $5
NO SUCH LUCK (CD Launch) / NUDIST COLONIES OF THE WORLD / FISTMOUTH / MICHAEL CRAFTER / GUTTERSTOMP
Sat 9th Oct / 3pm / $5
ALPS / BARE GRILLZ / CISTERN CORRUPT / PALMISTS
Sat 16th Oct / $5
FH (A.C.T) / HEUTE-UND (A.C.T) / SLOGAN FREE YOUTH / THE MENTALLY UNSTABLE / LET ME DOWN JUNGLEMAN GENTLY
Sat 23rd Oct / 6pm / $7
MATT BANHAM (No Through Road) / SARAH CHADWICK (Batrider) / SAM SHINAZZI / EAST RIVER / SCISSOR LOCK
Sun 24th Oct / 3pm / $5
SLOGAN FREE YOUTH / FAT GUYS WEAR MYSTIC WOLF T-SHIRTS / VIDEO NASTY / PURE WORD DEAFNESS
Fri 29th Oct / 7pm / $7
SCUL HAZZARDS (Qld) / SILVER MOON / TEEN AX
Sun 31st Oct / 3pm / $5
NINTENDO POLICE / SPEW UP YR GUTS / SLOGAN FREE YOUTH / BONESTORM

November

Fri 5th Nov / 6pm / $7
LOOMER (Qld) (LP/CD Launch) / PALMISTS / NONE MUSIC
Sat 6th Nov / 6pm / $5
DO NOT RESUSCITATE (7” launch) / ETHER RAG / THORAX / WE ESCAPED
Sun 7th Nov / 3pm / $5
NICE GUYS / INTENTIONS / MICHAEL CRAFTER / SWEET TEETH
Fri 12th Nov / 7pm / $5
ANCHORS (Vic) (CD Launch) / IN TRENCHES (Vic) / 10 PACES / BONESTORM
Sat 13th Nov / 7pm / $7
TALBOT (Estonia) / FATTURA DELLA MORTE / BONE-TURD
Sat 27th Nov / 7pm / $8
BLOODCLOT FAGGOTS (S.A) (7” Launch) / BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS / UNITY FLOORS

December

Fri 3rd Dec / 7pm / $5
NONE REMAIN / WE ESCAPED / PURE WORD DEAFNESS / UNKNOWN TO GOD
Fri 10th Dec / 7pm
ALPS (7” Launch) / KIRIN J. CALLINAN / NO ART / NONE MUSIC
Sat 11th Dec / 1pm / $8
IRON MIND (Vic) / FROZEN OVER (Vic) / SEARCH AND DESTROY (S.A) / ILL BRIGADE
Thu 16th Dec / 7pm $7
INFINITE VOID (Vic) / MERE WOMEN
Fri 17th Dec / 6pm / $5
DEAD (Vic) / DEFEKTRO / INTENTIONS / SLOGAN FREE YOUTH
Sun 19th Dec / 3pm / $5 / Black Wire X-mas Party!
PURE EVIL TRIO / CHINESE BURNS UNIT / ETHER RAG / BRAVE THE BURRITO

Live recordings at Black Wire...

There are some pretty decent recordings from a couple of shows here over at Sydney Live Band Recordings...and some older ones at Sydney Tapes. Cheers!

We love live recordings/photo/video. Please do as much as possible and send it to us. Long live bootlegs and free downloads.

Oh, we sell records too. Sometimes.

De Høje Hæle (Denmark) & more 21.01.11



De Høje Hæle (Denmark)
Spew Your Guts Up (Newcastle)
+ tba

Friday 21st January. 7pm. The Danish are coming!

Dick Wolf (S.A) / Mindset (Vic) & more 07.01.11



Dick Wolf (S.A)
Mindset (Vic)
Nice Guys
10 Paces
Fistmouth

Friday January 7th. 7pm. $5

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nuclear Death Terror (Denmark) & more 08.01.11




Nuclear Death Terror (Denmark) K-Town crust punk!
Ether Rag
Unknown To God
Video Nasty

Saturday 8th January. 7pm. $10.

You can download most of their records for free here!
There are also a couple of Ether Rag live bootlegs (and a Video Nasty set) here.

Infinite Void (Vic) / Mere Women 16.12.10



Infinite Void (Vic) (ex-Diamond Sea/Schifosi etc!)
Mere Women
+ Exhibition opening of illustrations by Lizzie Nagy!

Thursday 16th December 7pm. Maybe some free booze early on...come!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Shows this weekend! (10th-11th Dec)




Tonight! Friday 10th. 7pm
ALPS (7" Launch) / KIRIN J CALLINAN / NO ART / NONE MUSIC - Original post & flyer

Tomorrow! Saturday 11th. 1pm
IRON MIND (Vic) / FROZEN OVER (Vic) / SEARCH AND DESTROY (S.A) / ILL BRIGADE - Original post & flyer


And next weekend...

Thursday 16th. 7pm
INFINITE VOID (Vic) (ex-Diamond Sea!) / MERE WOMEN + 1. Plus drawings by Lizzie Nagy!
Friday 17th. 7pm
DEAD (Vic) / DEFEKTRO / INTENTIONS / SLOGAN FREE YOUTH - Original post & flyer
Sunday 19th. 3pm
PURE EVIL TRIO / CHINESE BURNS UNIT / ETHER RAG / BRAVE THE BURRITO - Original post & flyer

Photo of Jem + Defektro by Shaun Tenzenmen

Friday, December 3, 2010

Show this weekend! (well, tonight!)



Tonight! / 7pm / $5
NONE REMAIN / WE ESCAPED / PURE WORD DEAFNESS / UNKNOWN TO GOD - Original post & flyer


Next weekend...
Fri 10th Dec / 7pm
ALPS (7" Launch) / KIRIN J CALLINAN / NO ART - Original post & flyer
Sat 11th Dec / 1pm
IRON MIND (VIC) / FROZEN OVER (VIC) / SEARCH AND DESTROY (S.A) / ILL BRIGADE - Original post & flyer

There is a facebook site you can check for upcoming shows now too. Check it out. Please upload any photos or footage you might have too. Thanks!

Photo of Boofhead by Shaun Tenzenmen.

Looking Glass (A.C.T) & more 16.01.11



Looking Glass (ACT) - "mind blowing psychedelic stoner rock"
Adrift for Days - "smoked-out psychedelic dronefuzz"
Dining in Tuscany - "blackened grinding post-hardcore"
Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt - "mathy grinding jazzcore"

Sunday 16th January. Entry $7. 3pm start. ALL AGES.

Facebook event.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

None Remain & more 03.12.10



None Remain
We Escaped
Pure Word Deafness
Unknown to God

Friday 3rd December. 7pm. $5. (yes, Friday! This Friday! Not Sat as previously posted. Sorry)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dead (Vic) & more 17.12.10



Dead (Vic)
Defektro
Intentions
Slogan Free Youth

"Jem and Jace are DEAD. In past lives they spent time with Fangs of... , Fire Witch and Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour but now they are DEAD. DEAD, yes. Silenced, no. DEAD riffs and DEAD beats and DEAD shouts spew forth from them with a relentless fury that can no longer be contained within the walls of their private domain.
Thus far no machine has been able to capture the message of DEAD. Attempts have been
made, leaving martyrs in the wake. And so there remains but one way to hear it.
In the flesh.
In November 2010 they will begin to spread the word of DEAD in public arenas across the land. And they will not stop until all have heard the rantings of two DEAD men accompanied by a thousand watts of bass amplification and drums specially imported direct from the afterlife.
"The people" have asked to hear the word of DEAD first hand. DEAD have answered the call in the form of a tour."

Friday 17th December. 7pm.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shows this weekend! (5th-7th Nov)



This Friday & Saturday...and Sunday!

Fri 5th Nov / 6pm / $7
LOOMER (Qld) / PALMISTS / NONE MUSIC - See original post & flyer

Sat 6th Nov / 6pm / $5
DO NOT RESUSCITATE (7” launch) / ETHER RAG / THORAX / WE ESCAPED - See original post & flyer

Sun 7th Nov / 2pm / $5
INTENTIONS / NICE GUYS / MICHAEL CRAFTER / SWEET TEETH
*Sunday lineup changed slightly again...also note early start!!*

Next weekend...
Fri 12th Nov / 7pm /
ANCHORS (Vic) / IN TRENCHES (Vic) / 10 PACES / BONESTORM
Sat 13th Nov / 7pm / $7
TALBOT (Estonia) / FATTURA DELLA MORTE / BONE-TURD

Photo of Dead China Doll by Shaun Tenzenmen

Un Quarto Morto (Italy) & more 01.01.11



Un Quarto Morto (Italy)
Slogan Free Youth
One Strength
Porn Ring
Video Nasty

1st January.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Shows this weekend!



Shows this weekend!

Friday 29th October / 7pm / $7.
SCUL HAZZARDS (Qld) / TEEN AX / SILVER MOON - See original post & flyer

Sunday 31st October / 3pm / $5.
NINTENDO POLICE / SPEW UP YA GUTS / SLOGAN FREE YOUTH / BONESTORM - See original post & flyer


Upcoming...
Fri 5th Nov / 6pm
LOOMER (Qld)(LP/CD launch) / PALMISTS / NONE MUSIC
Sat 6th Nov / 6pm
DO NOT RESUSCITATE (7” launch) / ETHER RAG / THORAX / WE ESCAPED
Sun 7th Nov / 3pm
(????) / INTENTIONS / MICHAEL CRAFTER *To The North have cancelled. Replacement tbc.
Fri 12th Nov / 7pm
ANCHORS (Vic) / IN TRENCHES (Vic) / 10 PACES / BONESTORM
Sat 13th Nov / 7pm
TALBOT (Estonia) / FATTURA DELLA MORTE / BONE-TURD

Photo of Chinese Burns Unit by Shaun Tenzenmen

Loomer (QLD) & more 05.11.10



Loomer (Qld) LP/CD Launch!
Palmists
None Music

Friday 5th November. 6pm.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shows this weekend!



This weekend!

Saturday 23rd October / 6pm / $7.
Matt Banham (from No Through Road) / Sarah Chadwick (from Batrider) / Sam Shinazzi / East River / Scissor Lock - see original post & flyer

Sunday 24th October / 3pm / $5.
Slogan Free Youth (last show with Loucke) / Fat Guys Wear Mystic Wolf T-Shirts / Pure Word Deafness / Video Nasty (first show!)

And next weekend...
Friday 29th October / 7pm / $7
Scul Hazzards (QLD) / Teen Ax / Silver Moon - see original post & flyer
Sunday 31st October / 3pm / $5
Beer Corpse / Bonestorm / Spew Up Yr Guts / Slogan Free Youth

*Photo of Epics by Shaun Tenzenmen from this show.

To The North (QLD) / Intentions & more 07.11.10



To The North (QLD)
Intentions
Michael Crafter
+ more?

Sunday 7th November.

Scul Hazzards (QLD) / Teen Ax / Silver Moon 29.10.10



Scul Hazzards (QLD)
Teen Ax
Silver Moon

Saturday 29th October. 7pm.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

FH (A.C.T) / Heute-Und (A.C.T) & more 16.10.10




FH (a.c.t)
Heute-Und (a.c.t)
Slogan Free Youth
The Mentally Unstable
Let Me Down Jungleman Gently

Saturday 16th October. 6pm. $6.

Talbot (Estonia) & more 13.11.10



Talbot (Estonia)
Fattura Della Morte
Bone-Turd (Bones & Turds of Prey collab.)

Saturday 13th November. 7pm. $6.
Flyer by Glenno.

*Update. I believe Cistern Corrupt have pulled out, to be replaced by a Bones & Turds of Prey collaboration (Bone-Turd?) featuring Aaron and John from Pure Evil Trio.
*Yep, yes they have.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Matt Banham / Sarah Chadwick & more 23.10.10



Matt Banham (No Through Road)
Sarah Chadwick (Batrider)
Sam Shinazzi
East River
Scissor Lock


Saturday 23rd October. 6pm. $7.

No Such Luck (CD Launch) & more 02.10.10



No Such Luck (Less Fashion, More Thrashin' CD launch)
Nudist Colonies Of The World
Fistmouth
Michael Crafter
Gutterstomp

Saturday 2nd October. 2pm. $5.
(It seems maybe Facebreaker are playing instead of Fistmouth now. I dunno. Nobody tells me anything. Maybe they just changed their name or something (to an equally bad one). What's with these fucking atrocious band names anyway...)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Organ Doner Kebab - Fun For The Kids (2004)



Organ Doner Kebab - Fun For The Kids CD-R. Shriek Sounds (SHRIEK-002), 2004.

1. We Are The New New Romantics
2. Fishing for a Compliment
3. Take Me Out Tonight
4. Preparing for Hibernation
5. The Haircut Police
6. Spore Spasm
7. The Elderly
8. The Newcastle Knights Don't Support Me, So Why the Fuck Should I Support The Newcastle Knights?
9. Book Attack (Scholastic Deth)
10. Anything
11. TMNT
12. Waiting for the Day That Your Head Will Grow Too Big for Your Body and You'll Topple into an Open Coffin

Another Newcastle band. By request! Ex-XhockeytemperX and Faster Than Falling. Pre-Alps (yep it's Chris) and Hot Girls. Listening back to this now I'm really into it, a few too many breakdowns and slow bits maybe but overall pretty raging in an awesome juvenile way. Also plenty of emo lyrical (perhaps unintentional) genius.
CD did indeed come with a booklet to colour in with the (black) pencil provided in the spine. Featuring diagrams of all your essesntial hardcore dance moves.

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Fear Like Us - Demo (2004)



Fear Like Us - Demo CD. Self-released, 2004.

1. Neo (Deceptor) Cons
2. Into the Sunset on My High Horse
3. I Ain't Marching Anymore (Phil Ochs)
4. When We Close Our Eyes to Cross Streets
5. The Biting Cold
6. Music & Movement

Originally from Newcastle, relocated to Melbourne.
Even before CONATION broke up Jamie Hay had begun playing acoustic, sometimes solo, sometimes he and Dale would do acoustic Conation sets when Murray was away with CAPTAIN CLEANOFF. So after they broke up he hooked up with Kim and then Babs and FEAR LIKE US was born. I really like this first demo (possibly more than the album). Great recording and the vocals are a bit gruffer or something. Good stuff.

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POISON CITY (put out the full length!)

Mutiny - Bodgy Tatts EP (1996)



Mutiny - Bodgy Tatts EP. Self-released, 1996.

1. Bodgy Tatts
2. Here's to Adventure
3. Freaks in Town
4. Move Along
5. Banjo Tatts

"Folk Punk for Punk Folk" as the sticker goes. Mutiny were/are great. This is an early EP from the golden days (olden days?) lineup. Most tracks were on the "Rum Rebellion" album but I still like cracking out this quick one...

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In The Spirit Of Total Resistance comp (1997)



In The Spirit Of Total Resistance: Leonard Peltier Benefit comp CD. Barricade Books/Spiral Objective/Black Rose, 1997.

1. James Brooks - Sad ain't Bad
2. Mutiny - Knife
3. Santoka - Watch for Me on The Mountain
4. Bastard Squad - Social Categories
5. Walsh Street Cop Killers - Manipulation
6. Undertone - New Plague
7. Yokel - Life's Way
8. Corruption - Innocent Victim
9. Two Year Olds - We're The Band
10. Wonderfeel - The All
11. Hate Is Enough - Saturday Night
12. Nihilstic View - Patriot
13. Self Reliance - Time is Up
14. Next Step - Fighback
15. Multiple Insertions - Astronaut
16. Webworks Animal Band - Letter to Pauline
17. Matmos - City of Light
18. Bilious Scum - Orbost Bob
19. Poo Poo & The Million Dollar Men - Doo
20. Ninetynine - Car Song
21. New Waver - A Wreck & a Queer
22. San Jose Cow Muzak - Feeling
23. Kokoshkar - Father is Dead
24. H-Block - DIY
25. Aardvark - Swanhead
26. Stand Against - Tortured
27. Copyright - Everyone Sucks

Extremely varied comp put together as a benefit for A.I.M (The American Indian Movement) and Leonard Peltier. I always found it odd that everyone would be so involved in a benefit for an American movement. International solidarity and all is fine and good, but it's not like the Australian Indigenous "movement" was recieving anywhere near the support that was needed at that time (still isn't). It seemed to me that Australian punks and activists suffered from such an intense cultural cringe that we couldn't even benefit our own causes!
Also curious whether money was made? How much? Did it get to A.I.M?
Anyway, a few great bands. Some good ones and...others. Overall a good comp.

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Noisam & Redstain - South Pacific Contamination (1996)



Noisam & Redstain - South Pacific Contamination split CD. Snapshot, 1996.

NOISAM

1. Answering the Call
2. Gas Attack
3. Shame About Ray
4. Raping the Antarctic
5. No Chance
6. Inebrious Bastard
7. Bred in Captivity
8. Bent Edge
9. Nightmare Remains
10. Act
11. Despise
12. My Plight
13. Beyond Control
14. System Slaves
15. Beer...

REDSTAIN

16. San Man En
17. Battle of End
18. Stand Up & Against
19. Mr Kobayashi
20. Ikkyu San
21. Don't Die
22. Brain Cell War
23. Remember
24. Loser
25. Freedom
26. KX3
27. Company
28. I Want You
29. Meal
30. Reality

Two old (does 15 years or so ago qualify as old? Seems like it) Sydney bands from around about when I first started going to shows and getting into local punk and hardcore. Don't know much about them however, NOISAM had members of SUBVERSION. I think one/some of em might be in INEBRIOUS BASTARD now? More info please!
Danny from REDSTAIN (Sydney's one-time resident Jap-core band) can be found doing blazing guitar solos and human pyramids in DEATHCAGE (Sydney's new resident Jap-core band, though with a few less actual Japanese people than REDSTAIN).
Fairly rudimentary recording with that kinda annoying thin, metal guitar sound everyone seemed to suffer from/enjoy at the time. Still pretty ripping stuff though.

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Conation & Fuck All The Human Filth split 7" (1998)




Conation & Fuck All The Human Filth - Split 7". Paranoise, 1998.

1. Fuck All The Human Filth - 20
2. Fuck All The Human Filth - 22
3. Fuck All The Human Filth - 23
4. Fuck All The Human Filth - 25
5. Conation - No More Tears
6. Conation - Educate
7. Conation - Dying Inside
8. Conation - Corporate Killing
9. Conation - Good Government
10. Conation - Stepping on Hands
11. Conation - Who Gives a Fuck

Ok. So Conation were amazing. I loved them lots, as many people did. This was their first release (actually, there might have been a demo or something but anyway...). Sound is pretty atrocious on this. After all the 7"s were gone, they put out a bunch of cd-r's to use up the covers which is where these tracks are taken from. I'm starting to think it might be better to rip it straight from vinyl.
FATHF fare a bit better suprisingly. Good old-fashioned powerviolence stylings. Besides this they had another 7" that I know of. Petros was in ARSEPISS, FASTARD and THE POLISH CAVALRY with Muz. Probably lots more. Also someone was in CONATION at some stage as well.

So. DO NOT download if this is your first exposure to Conation. At least do not use these songs as a guide to what they sound like. For the curious and for archival purposes only! We'll upload later, better, recordings soon enough. Will try and transfer the other FATHF 7" at some stage too.

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(Each side appears as 1 track in download)

Deadstare - The Sloppy Sessions (2001)



Deadstare - The Sloppy Sessions (Unreleased) 2001.

1. Can't Don't Won't
2. Renovation
3. Dying for Attention
4. Subscribe
5. 5 Days of Shit (no vocals)
6. Split Second
7. Gasp for Breath
8. Time's Up
9. Fetch The Baltak
10. Down for the Count (Charles Bronson)
11. Eradicate Society
12. Tooth and Nail (Chokehold)

Unreleased (mostly), half-finished session abandoned midway due to a general lack of enthusiasm I guess. The Charles Bronson cover appears on The Personality Liberation Front/Deplorable Records comp and 1 or 2 others ended up on a comp that PC records put out that I can't seem to find at the moment...
Great band. Fantastic live. Their finest recorded moment being the split 7" with Far Left Limit on Deploable/Gash. The first 7" on Shortfuse is pretty good too, both way out of print though.
Brett did for TAKING SIDES for a bit, then BLACK FUCKING EYE, now HAD IT. Butters played guitar for THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME then moved to Newcastle (I think?). Pete quit Deadstare to play in TOE TO TOE and was in other bands that escape me. Rob was in BLEEDING FACE and is now in ETHER RAG. John was also in THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, then BLACK FUCKING EYE for a bit, and now plays drums in FATTURA DELLA MORTE and 4 DEAD.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Unbelievably Shocking Vol. 2 comp (2006)



Unbelievably Shocking Vol. 2 comp CD. Free with Unbelievably Bad magazine issue #3, 2006.

1. Hard-Ons - Stop Crying (Unreleased demo)
2. The Mint Chicks - Rubbage Rat (Live, Wellington NZ, April 15 2005)
3. The Sailors - Slam Dunk The Funk (Edit) (Unreleased demo)
4. Scum System Kill - Meanwhile...Somewhere in Iceland (Rehearsal tape)
5. Bambi and The Bambis - Hmmm (Unreleased)
6. The Stabs - Blame it on Sir Charles Wheatson (Live on 3PBS, Dec 6 2004)
7. Spod - Country of Sweden (Unreleased)
8. Twin City Faction - Supernaut (Black Sabbath) (Rehearsal tape)
9. The Clear Spots - Slave Girl (Lime Spiders) (Unreleased demo)
10. Nunchukka Superfly - Get Fucked (Live on 3PBS, Dec 31 2004)
11. The Blacklist - Man's Man (Unreleased demo)
12. The Uhohs - Trash (Unreleased)
13. The Witch Hats - La Botomy Bay (Unreleased demo)
14. Pure Evil Trio - Death to The Sick Muse of The Industry/Dead Souls (Nomeansno) (Unreleased)
15. Violent Soho - Fuck Repeat Offender (Live at Woodridge Skate Park, Brisbane, Mar 2005)
16. Guns Are For Kids - Yes it Yes is (Unreleased demo)
17. Blasting Process - All Gone Dead (Unreleased)
18. The Warm Feelings - Anarchy JC (Unreleased demo)
19. Motorhank - Dear John (Hank Williams) (Rehearsal tape)

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Second installment, same principle. Download Vol. 1 here.

As this was released in 2006, some tracks listed as "unreleased" will have subsequently appeared on discographys, e.p's and the like. But you get that. Once again, a couple of tracks are recorded live on PBS 106.7FM. Many, many good bands have done sets for them over the years. They're pretty good. Support them.
And of course...

Unbelievably Bad online

Unbelievably Shocking Vol. 1 comp (2005)



Unbelievably Shocking Vol. 1 comp CD. Free with Unbelievably Bad magazine issue #1, 2005.

1. Beasts Of Bourbon - The Low Road (Live at The Tote, Melb, Oct 30 2003)
2. Bird Blobs - Getting Ready to Crawl (Unreleased demo)
3. Blood Duster - Looking Forward to a Long Toxic Death (Unreleased)
4. Grand Fatal - Baker Boy (Live at The Corner Hotel, Melb, Jul 8 2005)
5. Children's Hospital - Typhoonwhirlwindavalanche (Unreleased demo)
6. The Holy Soul - Roadmaster (Unreleased demo)
7. The Scare - Skeleton That Breathes (Unreleased demo)
8. Blacklevel Embassy - Evolution of a Dudewolf (Unreleased demo)
9. Six-Foot Hick - I Got The Swamp (Live 2003 from Live in Japan EP)
10. Sugar Kane - Beach Romp Sex Party (Unreleased)
11. The Nation Blue - Chase Music (Instrumental rehearsal tape)
12. Gazoonga Attack - Junky Music (Live on 3PBS, Nov 5 2001)
13. Further - Snakes & Ghouls (Unreleased demo)
14. Steve Towson & The Conscripts - I Wanna Go to Indonesia (Live on 4ZZZ, Feb 2005)
15. The Colytons - Argument/I Want You Baby (Rehearsal tape)
16. Group Seizure - Smoke is a Poison Kiss (from Group Seizure EP)
17. Tucker B's - Lord We Are Your Playlord (from Chubby album)
18. Justice Yeldham & The Dynamic Ribbon Device - Berlin (Live in Berlin, Jan 27 2004)
19. The Windmills - Eyeball Soup/Monkey Brains (Rehearsal tape)

The idea, apparently, with these comps is for bands to submit unreleased, demo, live, rehearsal and generally crap sounding recordings, hence the title. Suprisingly good quality sound for the most part though, and a good cross section of bands (of varying quality). Bit more of an old man selection on this one than subsequent volumes. I guess since this was the first issue the young people weren't quite on board yet.

Best zine in Australia by far. More of a magazine really...best magazine anyway.

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The UV Race - Live at The Great Britain (2009)



The UV Race - Live at The Great Britain CD-R. Self-released, 2009.

1. Gore Orphanage
2. Baw Baw Blues
3. Bad News
4. Slow Mo-tion
5. I Go Blank
6. All the Things I Do
7. Lego Man
8. Agitated

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Recorded live at The Great Britain Hotel, August 22nd, by Cooper. "50 copies only for Sydney Flip Out". Decent sounding, not fantastic set, from Melbourne darlings The UV Race. Buy the LP. It's really good, I swear.
Featuring Daniel & Al from Straightjacket Nation being not hardcore.

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Grey Daturas - The Grey Daturas (2002)



Grey Daturas - The Grey Daturas CD-R. Black Mountain / Sonic Advisor (BM-02/SA-01) 2002.

1. When Planes Attack
2. Bleeding Bleeding Zodiac
3. Cuban Resistance
4. Do You Know I Was Supposed to Wake Up and Die Last Night?
5. Shrouded Rebus
6. I Talk to The Voices
7. Bloodcloth

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First album from Grey Daturas. Not much to say. They were good, they broke up. Always liked em though never fell head over heels like many others. I don't know anything about music anyway.
One of the Rob's does Black Widow now.

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Black Fucking Eye - Demo (2006)



Black Fucking Eye - Demo CD. Viper Death Lock, 2006.

1. Square Peg Round Hole
2. Wrong From Right
3. 1! 2! 2 Slaps!!! Ahahah!!!
4. Mob Mentality
5. Sick and Tired (Infest)

Fast fucking hardcore. Brett from Deadstare/Taking Sides etc. Nathan from Charcoal Human. John from Deadstare/Stockholm Syndrome/Fattura Della Morte etc (he's in 4 Dead now too!). And some other guy (sorry other guy, I forget). Only ended up playing a few shows before breaking up and sorta becoming Had It. The end.

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The Diamond Sea - Demo (2007)



The Diamond Sea - Demo 3"CD-R. Self-released, 2007.

1. Heavy Skies
2. Safe Keeping
3. Ghosts

First demo from The Diamond Sea (yep, named after the Sonic Youth song) which featured Jacquie from Terror Firma/Schifosi/Plea of Insanity and Alicia from Masstrauma after she moved to Melbs, along with a couple of other ladies. Recorded at Mgtvle with Lachlan Vercoe. Pretty sure they had a different drummer after this recording. This is good, but the 10" on Yellow Ghost is fantastic. Buy it please. There's a split 7" too, apparently, but I haven't got/heard it. Someone give it to me please!

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They're in Infinite Void and Tangent Circles now.

Far Left Limit - The Skeleton Against The People (2000)



Far Left Limit - The Skeleton Against The People CD-R. Self-released 2000.

1. Step Out
2. It's Too Late
3. Today Flag Tag, Tomorrow The World
4. Out of Hope
5. Sometimes I Wonder
6. Why

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One of this country's best ever hardcore bands. Not immediately evident from this first recording but, fuck, they were awesome. Went on to record a split 7" with Deadstare on Deplorable/Gash, one of this country's best ever hardcore records, and then the "Paint it Black" 7" on Gash/625, also highly recommended. Members have since played or are playing in The Focus, Pisschrist, Straightjacket Nation, Bill Shankly, Agents Of Abhorrence and many, many more. Dave even guested for Conquest For Death when they toured over here. Not sure how many were made but it wasn't a lot. It's possible that this might have been a cassette too, but I'm not sure. Tapes hadn't really made their comeback yet at this point. The Flag Tag song was a fun-times live staple for pretty much their whole existence, and Sometimes I Wonder was re-recorded for the split 7" but everything else is only found on this demo. Tear it up.

Aphra Behn - Demo (2003)



Aphra Behn - Demo CD-R. Self-released 2003.

1. Intifada
2. Lines of Flight
3. Footnotes to an Esay Entitled "On the Political Connotations, Emotional Consequences and Bitter Irony of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies"
4. Pieces

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Ex-St. Albans Kids, Things Fall Apart, The Plague and others. Pre-Scum System Kill, Burke & Wills, Crux and others. Jyoti and Luke also did Beating Hearts Press. Wollongong band, though I don't think anyone in this band was actually from Wollongong (certainly none of them live there now...). A bit emo, a bit hardcore, more than a bit political. Not many copies made (maybe 50?), with stenciled covers and a wrap around fancy bit.
Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was apparently the first woman to write professionaly in english.

Some info about Aphra Behn the person.

St. Albans Kids - Demo (2001)



St. Albans Kids - Demo CD-R. Crash!!! Audio 2001.

1. Dialogue With a Consumer Product
2. Taking Pot-Shots at Dead Bodies
3. The Children of Marx and Coca-Cola
4. Bridging Feldman and Foucault
5. An Exercise in Self Affirmation
6. (Outro)

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Ok, so this is only being posted for "archival purposes" really...bodgy as fuck rehearsal recording which for the most part was properly (well, as "proper" as you might imagine) re-recorded later on. Not sure what Crash!!! Audio was...probably someone from the band's early label.

Band name is taken from the movie "Flirting" (sequel of sorts to the wonderful "The Year My Voice Broke") with Noah Taylor and Nicole Kidman. There's a scene where Noah Taylor is sneaking into the girls boarding house window and someone screams "Ah! It's a man!" followed by "Nah, it's just a St. Albans Kid."