Showing posts with label Gedo. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath 42: Nazi Apocalypse [Punk pt.1]


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The idea of TDATS 42 was to find tracks that have punk rock attitude, but also fit in with the proto-heavy sounds of my other compilations. It's a varied mix of acts. Some are retrospectively regarded as proto-punk (Simply Saucer, Rocket from the Tombs and Death) and some sound to me like they have the spirit of punk, be they obscure singles, odd-tracks out from albums that are otherwise not overtly punk (like Pau Riba and My Solid Ground) or tracks from 70's heavy albums that happen to be the fastest or most attitude-filled.

Gedo
Gedo, a Japanese band I have used once before on the Japanese vol 36, kick things off with a track from their '74 debut which conveys the energy of their live shows.

Third World War could be regarded as one of the very first UK punk bands, having leftist political themes with a working-class sneer, preaching violence in 1971.



Third World War
There are a number of 60's garage psych bands that are compared with early punk, this track from Outcasts is one of the rawest and fastest I have found. 'The Up' was a band that developed in the same Detroit scene as The MC5 but missed out on the fame. Deciding instead to disappear into a world of drug-fuelled White Panther anarchy. Kalemaris hailed from Denmark, by dint of their teenage years and lack of musical proficiency they played fast and aggressive.

Death
Death were an all afro-american band I have used once before, the recent unearthing of their 1974 recordings has revealed extraordinarily forward-thinking rock that was akin to hardcore punk. They never released an album but a retrospective collection "...For The Whole World To See" was released by Drag City in 2009. I found Pau Riba while researching the Spanish vol 39 and was immediately struck by this crazy track.

Sound of Imker
Obscure Brazillians 'Bango' recorded one unusual album in 1970, and this question was once posed to the Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra: "In (the) book, American Hardcore, they hint that 'The Middle Class' record was possibly the first hardcore record ever. What do you think was the first hardcore punk record?".

Jello replied: "Either The Middle Class or Sound of Imker Train of Doomsday single in the late '60s in Holland. The only true '60s hardcore record I know."



Pink Fairies
The Pink Fairies' history is intertwined with that of a certain band who's name combines a bird of prey and a meteorological phenomenon concerning the atmospheric circulation of air, sharing the same do-it-yourself punk ethic. They played a number of  'alternative' shows together, infamously so at the 'Canvas City' mini-fest that they assembled near the (by that point dangerously huge) UK Isle of Wight festival in 1970. While the increasingly disillusioned hippie culture got nailed to the spot stoned with Hendrix and The Doors on the big stage, the new breed of amphetamine-fuelled anarchist space rockers was heading for other planets.

Coloured Balls
Coloured Balls were heros of 'Sharpie Rock', a yobbo scene and fashion that began in late 60's Australia, similar to but pre-dating Punk rockers by a few years. They included talented guitarist and aussie underground rock legend Lobby Loyde who was previously in Billy Thorpe's band The Aztecs.

Finally, Dust is probably a band known to many of you, they were an early job for drummer Marc Bell who went on to fame as Marky of The Ramones.




Tracks

01. Gedo (Japan) - Scent (1974)
       from album 'gedo'
02. Third World War (UK) - Preaching Violence (1971)
       from album 'third world war'
03. Outcasts (US) - 1523 Blair (1967)
       single
04. My Solid Ground (Germany) - That's You (1971)
       from album 'my solid ground'
05. Death (US) - Politicians In My Eyes (1974)
       from retrospective '...for the whole world to see'
06. Bango (Brazil) - Rock Dream (1970)
       from album 'bango'
07. Sound Of Imker (Holland) - Train Of Doomsday (1969)
       single
08. Pau Riba (Spain) - Brian A Clown (1975)
       from album 'electroccid  àccid alquimístic xoc'
09. Kalemaris (Denmark) - Staldfræseren (1974)
       from album 'staldfraes'
10. Simply Saucer (Canada) - Nazi Apocalypse (1974)
       from retrospective 'cyborgs revisited'
11. Pink Fairies (UK) - The Snake (1971)
       single
12. The Up (US) - Together (1971)
       from retrospective 'killer up! 1969 - 1972'
13. Rocket from the Tombs (US) - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo [edit]
       from retrospective 'the day the earth met the rocket from the tombs'
14. Crushed Butler (UK) - My Son's Alive (1969)
       from retrospective 'uncrushed'
15. Figures of Light (US) - It's Lame (1972)
       single
16. Coloured Balls (Australia) - Heavy Metal Kid (1974)
       from album 'heavy metal kid'
17. Dust (US) - Learning To Die (1972)
       from album 'hard attack'

Cheers, Rich.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath 36: Rising Sun [Japan pt.1]

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Volume 36 of TDATS features Japanese bands. A small but talented hard rock scene emerged from the country's prevailing 60s psychedelic 'Group Sounds' musical collective, much as it did around the world at the time. The bands all have a pleasingly oriental twist in their sound. Starting with 'Japan's answer to Jimi Hendrix', is Shinki Chen's Speed, Glue & Shinki. The band was started by guitarist Shinki Chen, and Ikuzo Orita, Japan's president of Polydor Records. Next up, Gedo was a mainly live band that has a few live recordings, and played sounds alternating between hard rock and vigorous proto-punk.

Too Much's name came from the TOO MUCH concert that The Helpful Soul played with the newly-formed Blues Creation, in Kyoto at the end of February 1970. The hippy phrase ‘too much’ was already utterly clichéd in the West by this time, but it was iconic and easily pronounceable to the Japanese! Yonin Bayashi's debut album "Isshoku-Sokuhatsu" displayed amazing progressive musical ability, especially as they were all around 20 years of age at the time! Ginbae was originally released as a private pressing on the Sea Side Label, rare as hen's teeth, to the point that it's not known what the track names are any more. Aside from the slightly lacking sound quality, they play some excellent churning metal.

Little is known about Jun Kamikubo and his single album, but he sure recorded some warm stoner rock jams, as shown here with 'Getting Into The Ecstasy'. Blues Creation and Flower Travellin' Band shouldn't need too much introduction here, along with Shinki Chen they are one of Japan's most famous 70's hard rock acts, with a doomy sound. Datatenryu play some excellent spikey noise/prog with great aggressive vocals. Nokemono and Bow Wow (later 'Vow Wow') end the collection as examples of two of the only Japanese bands that were taking metal into the NWOBHM-influenced latter half of the 70s and beyond.

*EDIT: I have found the Ginbae track names at long last :)
  
01. Speed, Glue & Shinki - Calm Down (1972)
02. Too Much - Grease It Out (1971)
03. Yonin Bayashi - Isshoku-Sokuhatsu [edit] (1974)
04. Ginbae - Toluene (1976)
05. Jun Kamikubo - Getting Into The Ecstasy (1972)
06. Gedo - Don't Run Away (1974)
07. Murasaki - Far Away (1976)
08. Datetenryu - Bukkowareta Boku (1971)
09. Blues Creation - Nightmare (1971)
10. Love Live Life + 1 - Love Will Make A Better You (1971)
11. Nokemono - From The Black World (1979)
12. Flower Travellin' Band - Hiroshima (1972)
13. Bow Wow - Silver Lightning (1977)


A special thanks must go to Julian Cope's awesome wealth of knowledge at japrocksampler.com, and to all of you out there who listen to these comps!

Thanks
Rich

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