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Sunday, October 26, 2014

V.A : Girls Rewrite Rock 1997


This is a compilation of Greek Rock bands , all with female vocals ,and was published with the Greek Rock magazine " Voice " in 1997.
This CD was not for sale in the music stores .

Various : Girls Re-Write Rock
Label : Voice (3)– Voice 002
Format : CD, Compilation
Country : Greece
Released : 1997
Genre : Rock
Style : Electro, Indie Rock, Dark Wave. Post Punk

BANDS and TRACKS


01. Sonar Blips : Wherever you are
02. Sound Devise : Flowers in your mouth
03. Ding An Sich (feat.Marina) : Comedy
04. Forward Music Quintet : For the wicked
05. This Fluid : Chink
06. Blue Birds Refused To Fly : Alchemy Of Love
07. Ding An Sich (feat.Maria) : Fun
08. Raw : Driven Mad
09. Ding An Sich (feat.Nadia) : Replica
10. Bokomolech : As a game
11. Jack Of All Trades : Heaven
12. Make Believe : Secret
13. Petunia Pig : Broken doll
14. Jack Of All Trades : Time
15. Sea Drunk Whale : June July August
16. Sonar Blips : Coincidence
17. Petunia Pig : Prisoner and Judge


SONAR BLIPS 


Sonar Blips was a short lived band from Athens that was formed in the late 80’s.
Most of the members of the band, like the guitar player Nikos Levantis and the bass player George “Rakos” Kagialedakis were former members of several Greek punk rock and new wave bands during the 80’s that had no releases.

Sonar Blips’s sound was refreshing for the Greek underground scene and that is the main reason why they pretty soon were on heavy radio rotation.
Their music could be categorised as pop/new wave in the spirit of the English bands of the late 80’s/early 90’s, like the Happy Mondays, Soup Dragons, Inspiral Carpets, Stone Roses and others.
The band released a same titled vinyl album in 1991 by Wipe out Records and soon their track "Coincidence" became a radio hit.  


DING AN SICH


First Chapter (1987 - 1991)

Ding An Sich was formed in 1987 in Athens - Greece. Their first formation included: Nick Sarikostas - bass , George Polizos - drums , Takis Merekos - voice , and a guitarist whose name is forgotten. He was replaced by Dimitris Papalakis just a while before the recordings for the first single were about to start.

In 1989 a 7 inch single named And / Wandering was released. In 1990 Vagelis Bekonopoulos joined the group as keyboardist. During that period, the guitarist Tasos Nomikos , replaced D. Papalakis. From 1988 until 1991, the band recorded the tracks which formed their first complete work named Old As Forever.New As Tomorrow. During this period, they performed some live shows too… the most remarkable of which are with Paul Roland and The Damned.

Second Chapter (1993 - 1996)

This period is distinguished for the substantial changes as far as the formation is concerned, but also their direction. Ding An Sich sustain as studio project only. The trinity consists of: Maria Batistatou - voices , George Ginis - Various / Effects , Nick Sarikostas - Programming / Keyboards , Some good friends of the band, offered a helping hand, and the album The Wanderer & His Shadow was released at the dawn of 1996.

Third Chapter ( 1996 - 2004)

Starting point of this period could be regarded any year after 1996.


FORWARD MUSIC QUINTET


Greek New Wave/Darkwave band.
Formed in 1981 by two members of Παρθενογένεσις (Parthenogenesis), George Makridis (bass) and Takis Polichronopoulos (vocals). Members were also Natassa Streuberg (keyboards), Elle (guitar and vocals) and Nick (drums).
In Septemeber 1982, they supported New Order at their concert in Athens. Within the same year they toured with T.V.C.in 10 Greek cities.


THIS FLUID


This fluid were formed in 1995 by Spyros Faros (composer, musician, performer), Makis Faros (visual artist, director, musician) and Anna Maratou (music therapist, musician). This line up of the group released ‘Flud’ a CD/2lp in 1997 and created stage performances of their music at Fournos Theater and elsewhere. The next releases were the ep ‘spiral’ (1999) and the cd ‘lips like poppy’ (2000), with a new line up that included Nicoleta Chatzopoulou (musician, composer) and Panagiotis Tsagkas (musician, director of photography). In parallel to producing and releasing music, they create music for modern dance productions.

In 2008-9 the group, whose dynamically shifting membership (the only constants members being Spyros and Makis Faros) now included Thanos Vavaroutas / Housework (musician, composer), releases the CD ‘heartbreak hotel’.
They also participate in the art exhibit ‘the portrait of museum’ at Averof art museum in Metsovo, with the sound instalation ‘For 3 days I was walking’ and create the sound environment for Nefeli Kontarini’s ‘2 eyes only’ art exhibit on all floors of the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art.

BLUE BIRDS REFUSE TO FLY



Members :
Eva K., George Dedes, George Priniotakis, Kyriakos Poursanides

Blue Birds Refuse To Fly was originally a song by Wasteland, a greek indie band in which both Kyriakos P. participated (as keyboard player and lead vocalist - guitar player respectively) from 1989 to 1998. The band split up in ‘98 and Kyriakos P. chose this song to be the name of his personal music journey.
Hailing from Greece, this band got their start a few years ago original as the solo project of Kyriako P, but was joined by vocalist Eva K. and George P. for a solid, futurepop band. Their sound shows the fresh direction of this band with Eva's siren-like vocals leading the way over a tapestry of solid, pounding elctronic music. Their albums are presented with cool artwork.

BOKOMOLECH



Alternative Rock band formed in 1991 in Athens, Greece.
Their name is a misspelling of the name of Ukrainian physiciologist Alexander A. Bogomoletz (1881-1946) who made research on the prolongation of life, producing also a serum of the same name.

On 13/7/1996 they performed live at 'Rock Of Gods' (Pireaus) along with 'Violent Femmes', 'Jesus And Mary Chain, The', 'Paradise Lost', 'Dead Moon' & 'Bad Religion'.
On 16/7/1998 they performed at 'Rockwave Festival' (Pireaus) along with 'Pulp', 'Sonic Youth', 'Closer (2)', 'Puressence' & 'Τα Ξύλινα Σπαθιά'.
They performed live at Indie Free Festival (Athens) in 1992, 1993 & 2010.

JACK OF ALL TRADES



"Jack Of All Trades" was a greek undergound psychedelic rock group.
They released a self-titled mini-album in 1990 and an album in 1995, titled "just Before unfair Loss".
They were in existence for almost a decade (mid-80's to mid-90's) and disbanded unexpectably, because of the death of Panagiotis Kiritsis (guitarist) in a car accident.
Members:
Άγης Γράβαρης, Βίκυ Βαρύτη, Ηλίας Πορτοκαλάκης, Μάριος Πεφτίτσης, Νίκος Βαρύτης, Παναγιώτης Κυρίτσης


MAKE  BELIEVE


Alternative Rock band from Athens, Greece.
On 12/12/1992 they performed live at Steki F.L.S. (Thessaloniki) along with 'Honeydive'.
They disbanded in 2000.
On 10/5/2012 they reformed for a benefit gig at Τώρα K44 (Athens), where they performed along with 'Three Way Plane' & '45Rats'.

Members:
Vocals & lyrics: Flora Ioannidi
Guitar: Tasos Nikogiannis (1991-1993), Diamantis Kazouris (1993-2000)
Bass: Yiannis Velis
Drums: Takis Koulis (1991-1997), Giorgos Apostolou (1997 - 2000)

PETUNIA PIG


Punk Rock band formed in 1988 in Patra, Greece.
They self-released a demo cassette in 1990.
They disbanded in 1992.
The “Petunia Pig” began as a four-woman band in late 1988 in Patras. The founding members were the voice of Cherry, Ada bass, guitar and Ioanna Litsa drums. Shortly afterwards came the drums Nick Pispiris (ex “Wicker Carrot”, “SS Party”, “‘vision zero”) and the band began work on his own pieces. In ‘91 they recorded and released a demo tape with ten songs.

That same year involved with the song “A Dream So Grey” in eftaintsi collection “Fragmenta II” of the fanzine “Shadows B-23” and the song “The End” in kasetosyllogi of “Radio Utopia” titled “You Ain ’ t Got No Friends No More “. The ‘91 departed Joanna and location of the band got Costas Vassilakis. The band continued in this composition by dissolution, one year later. Before disbanding had stopped playing and moved into shops in a clean diy ideological background. In ‘97, he released the second edition of the magazine “Voice”, a collection of “Girls Re-write Rock” with two pieces of “Petunia Pig”, the “Broken Doll” and “Prisoner And Judge”.

After the dissolution Costas Pispiri built with the “Madonna’s Cant” and later “No Logo”. The Cherry played bass on “Shit Hit The Fan” and later found to sing the “Pop In Noise”.

SEA  DRUNK  WHALE

Sea DrunkWhale (alias Sea Drunk Whale) was a short lived pop group of Athens, Greece. Band formed in 1994 and split in 1998. The band’s lineup consisted of Joseph B. (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Helen K. (vocals, percussion) and Harris A. (drums, percussion). They released three songs in three magazine music compilations (Audio, Voice and Lemon) in 1997. Band’s main influences were punk, dub, UK guitar pop, world music and 80’s electrosynth music.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barclay James Harvest : Baby James Harvest 1972


The group was formed in September of 1966 in Oldham, Lancashire. Lees and Wolstenholme were classmates who played together in a band called the Blues Keepers; that group soon merged with a band called the Wickeds, which included Holroyd and Pritchard.
They became Barclay James Harvest in June of 1967 and began rehearsing at an 18th century farmhouse in Lancashire.

The psychedelic era was in full swing, and the era of progressive rock about to begin -- the Moody Blues, in particular, were beginning to cut an international swathe across the music world. BJH cut a series of demos
In April they issued their first single, a folky, faux-classical song called "Early Morning." The group got caught up a year later in a corporate change at EMI, and it was decided to move the more progressive-sounding groups on the label onto a new label, coincidentally named Harvest. Their first release on the new label was the single "Brother Thrush."

The band recorded two more albums for Harvest,"Short Stories" (1971) and 'Baby James Harvest" (1972), and spent much of 1972 on the road, including an unsuccessful tour of the U.S. They also released a pair of singles, "When the City Sleeps" and "Breathless," under the pseudonym "Bombadil" (a name taken from a J.R.R. Tolkien short story), all to no avail. 1973 saw them part company with EMI after one last single, "Rock and Roll Woman."

It seemed at first as though BJH was locked once again into a cycle of failure. Finally, in late 1974, their double-album "Barclay James Harvest Live" broke through to the public -- the group was rewarded with a Top 40 placement in England and more sales activity on the European continent than they'd previously seen.

A year later, "Octoberon" reached the Top 20.
In 1977, they released "Gone to Earth", their most accomplished album to date, and by the end of the year the group found themselves playing to arena-sized audiences.
Their 1979 album "Eyes of the Universe" was a modest hit in England, but its release marked a flashpoint in Barclay James Harvest's career in continental Europe, especially Germany; on August 30, 1980, the band performed a free concert in front of nearly 200,000 people at the Reichstag in Berlin, which was filmed and recorded. A subsequent live album, Concert for the People, became the group's biggest-selling album in England, rising to number 15 in 1982.
"Turn of the Tide" (1981) and "Ring of Changes" (1983) were less successful, although the latter did spawn their last charting single, "Just a Day Away." Their subsequent Polydor albums, Victims of Circumstance, Face to Face, and Welcome to the Show, charted ever lower in England, even as the group's popularity grew in Europe. In 1988, they released a new live album, "Glasnost", cut at a concert in East Berlin.The group marked the 25th anniversary with a concert in Liverpool, and toured to support a British Polydor compilation, "The Best of Barclay James Harvest".
(all music)

TRACKS

01. Crazy Over (You)
Written-By – Les Holroyd  4:17
02. Delph Town Morn
Written-By – John Lee  4:48
03. Summer Soldier
Written-By – John Lees  10:27
04. Thank You
Written-By – John Lees  4:23
05. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out
Written-By – Les Holroyd  6:04
06. Moonwater
Written-By – Woolly Wolstenholm  7:30

    Bonus Tracks

07. Child Of Man
Written-By – John Lees  3:21
08. I'm Over You
Written-By – John Lees  3:52
09. When The City Sleeps
Written-By – Lester Forest  4:15
10. Breathless
Written-By – Terry Bull   3:08
11. Thank You (Alternative Version) - Previously Unreleased
Written-By – John Lees  4:27
12. Medicine Man (Single Version)
Written-By – John Lees  4:29
13. Rock And Roll Woman
Written-By – Les Holroyd  3:17
14. The Joker
Written-By – John Lees, Les Holroyd  3:32
15. Child Of Man (BBC Session 15th March 1972) - Previously Unreleased
Written-By – John Lees  3:36
16. Moonwater (2002 Remix) - Previously Unreleased
Written-By – Woolly Wolstenholme  7:20



SUMMER SOLDIER LYRICS

I feel sorry for the soldier who is shot and stoned in anger
I feel sorry for his wife and child at home
I feel sorry for the bomber who all life and limb dishonours
For the people that he's maimed and left alone
The Lord God said love thy neighbour
Though in human life he trades, he's still a man
I feel sorry for the children who with open mind are willing
To fight for ideals aged and past their time
I feel sorry for the children who will join the vicious circle
Of instinct fear bred from their parents' minds
The Lord God said love thy neighbour
Break the circle, free the hater, call him a friend

Wake up, wake up, there's a man by your side
With a knife and a gun in each hand
Wake up, wake up, you're one and the same
It's time to stop and decide

Label:Harvest – 07243 538408 2 2, EMI – 07243 538408 2 2
Format:CD,Remastered
Country:UK
Released:27 May 2002
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Villa 21 : Electric Poison 1987




















Villa 21 – Electric Poison
Label: Wipe Out! Records – WOR 007
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Greece
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock [discogs]

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 This is one of the greatest bands made in Greece...
Αt the end of 1981 Kostas Pothoulakis (former member of " Parthenogenesis " ) and Adda Labara formed Villa 21.
The punk and the new wave experience of pothoulakis in "Parthenogenesis" and "The Reporters " along with the music influences of the rest of band's members created the final sound of Villa 21.
Their first appearrance was at "Sofita" club in 1982.
In 1984 supported Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and in 1987 "Membranes" and "Wipers".
At Creep Records released their first single (1982) called "villa 21", also the single "move" (1983) and on the same year the Lp "A Ghost On The Move".


Also participated in "World Class Punk" tape compilation of "Roir records" . They released some more records but they changed gradually their music style to garage punk. The band disbanted in 1991.
In 1993 Kostas Pothoulakis was killed in a car accident.




















Tracklist

Poison A
A1 Bad Luck    
A2 Future Survivors
A3 Sentimental Trip    
A4 Tombstone Blues  

 



Poison B
B1 (The Land Where The) Sun Never Shines    
B2 Blackout Baby    
B3 I Wanna Be Your Dog
B4 Bottomless Well    

Credits
Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Costas " Fever" Pothulakis
Bass – Andreas Papadopoulos
Drums – Babis Dallidis
Rhythm Guitar – Adda Labara
Music By – Villa 21 (tracks: A1 to B2, B4)
Engineer, Mixed By – Chris Snake
Executive-producer – Greggy V., Teo Kritharis
Lyrics By – Fever (tracks: A1 to B2, B4)
Management – John Itchoubick
Photography By [Inner Cover Photo] – P.S.
Producer, Arranged By, Sleeve [Concept] – Villa 21




This post is dedicated to our friend Adda Labara