Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Virgin Prunes - If I Die, I Die

Virgin Prunes

...If I Die, I Die

Label: Rough Trade (UK)
Catalog#: ROUGH 49
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Greece
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Goth Rock, Experimental

A1 Ulakanakulot
A2 Decline And Fall
A3 Sweethome Under White Clouds
A4 Bau-Dachong
B1 Baby Turns Blue
B2 Ballad Of The Man
B3 Walls Of Jericho
B4 Caucasian Walk
B5 Theme For Thought

Mp3@320 & scans
& only one extra song, Pagan Lovesong , sorry!
Size : 137 MB

Buy It :

If I Die, I Die is the Virgin Prunes' proper debut album. The first three (of seven) parts of a conceptual work entitled A New Form of Beauty, issued as 7", 10", and 12" singles preceded it in the same calendar year. Produced by Wire's Colin Newman, the album's 14 tracks are the epitome of post-punk adventurism. Here, tribal drums and edgy, spooky, detuned guitars and bouzoukis cross paths and meld with synthesizers and primitive drum machines in an onslaught of off-kilter creativity where everyone from the Fall, PIL, New Order, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and even Bruce Springsteen are called in for reference in a brew that is dangerous, primal, and excessive. Two androgynous frontmen in the foppish Gavin Friday and alluring Guggi create alternate ambiences from warped yet sweet Irish balladry to shrieked poetry. And while the set is messy to be sure, it is far from off-putting. In fact, it is easily the band's most consistent and enduring effort. The albums opens with the haunting, nocturnal minimalism of "Ulakanakulot," an intro with tom toms and drifting keyboards layered carefully in the background, wordless chanted backing vocals and an electric bouzouki courtesy of guitarist Dik. It immediately gives way to its antecedent "Decline and Fall." It's the same tune, only Friday is out in front of it digging deep into the temporality of childhood and what remains of it. Its effect is startling, nocturnal, and tense. In "Sweethome Under White Clouds," the theme is given dimension as Guggi and Friday wail like muzzeins over a reverbed guitar coming from the netherworld and augmented by a soprano saxophone and a synth bassline. "Pagan Lovesong," the album's proper single, is one of the most angular cuts on the set. Here, the Prunes employ a riff straight out of early Gang of Four, chant their refrains, and swirl the keyboards and drum machines a la Devo yet keep everything so gothic and strange; it's not only compelling, it's infectious. The rest of the album follows suit, with the raucous new wave of "Baby Turns Blue," and the mainstream rockist "Ballad of the Man" that sounds like a wrong-speed outtake, Springsteen's The River and the Mott the Hoople version of "Sweet Jane!" This is a wonderfully confounding and sometimes campy and often disturbing exercise in unfettered creativity that has stood the test of time very well. It is the most necessary Virgin Prunes record of all and captures best what they were capable of when focused. ~ Thom Jurek

/ you’re reading...

 Ulakanakulot/Decline And Fall Lyrics

See the children play by
Running try to touch the sky
When one falls you hear a cry
“You’re dead, you’re dead, you must die”
“Take a dream and fly away” she will call
They will wait for you not I, see me crawl
And sometimes I feel so old
I never smile nor do cry
Shadows flicker from above
“Seeker save your soul” she said
She will fly, she will fly
He will wait far away
A golden key to open the door
Behind which the answer lies
You sinned in dreams
Now awake in deeper, deeper dreams
“Take a dream and fly away” she will call
They won’t wait for you not I,
they will wait for you not I
See me crawl, she will fly far away.
Decline and fall…
Never return…

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Ελληνική κυκλοφορία και αυτή στην PolyGram.
Περισσότερο δουλειά του παραγωγού Colin Newman παρά της μπάντας, άργησε να βρει την θέση που του άξιζε, και σήμερα θεωρείται από τα χαμένα αριστουργήματα της περιόδου.
Οι Virgin Prunes [τι όνομα και αυτό] ήταν από την Ιρλανδία.
Στο ριπ άφησα σε ένα track τα Ulakanakulot και Decline And Fall γιατί πάντα τα άκουγα και τα έπαιζα μαζί, άσε που δυσκολεύτηκα σε ποιο σημείο να τα κόψω...
Κάποια ριπς που βρήκα στο νετ, από το CD έχουν λαθάκια.

Για τον Κώστα αυτή η ανάρτηση... έστω και από το παλιοβινύλιο...

Escher : 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972)

Maurits Cornelis, nicknamed "Mauk", was born in Leeuwarden , The Netherlands.
He was the youngest son of civil engineer George Arnold Escher and his second wife , Sara Gleichman. He was a sickly child , and was placed in a special school at the age of seven and failed the second grade. In 1903 , the family moved to Arnhem where he took carpentry and piano lessons until he was thirteen years old.

From 1903 until 1918 he attended primary school and secondary school . Though he excelled at drawing , his grades were generally poor .

In 1919, Escher attended the Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. He briefly studied architecture , but he failed a number of subjects (partly due to a persistent skin infection) and switched to decorative arts

In 1922, an important year of his lifeb, Escher traveled through Italy (Florenceb, San Gimignano, Volterrab, Siena) and Spain (Madridb, Toledob, Granada). He was impressed by the Italian countryside and by the Alhambrab, a fourteenth-century Moorish castle in Granada , Spain. He came back to Italy regularly in the following years.

In Italy he met Jetta Umiker, whom he married in 1924. The young couple settled down in Rome and stayed there until 1935, when the political climate under Mussolini became unbearable. Their son, Giorgio Arnaldo Escher, named after his grandfather, was born in Rome. The family next moved to Château-d'Œx, Switzerland where they remained for two years.

Escher, who had been very fond of and inspired by the landscapes in Italy, was decidedly unhappy in Switzerland, so in 1937, the family moved again, to Ukkel, a small town near Brussels, Belgium.

World War II forced them to move in January 1941, this time to Baarn, the Netherlands, where Escher lived until 1970. Most of Escher's better-known pictures date from this period.

The sometimes cloudy, cold, wet weather of the Netherlands allowed him to focus intently on his works, and only during 1962, when he underwent surgery, was there a time when no new images were created.

Escher moved to the Rosa Spier house in Laren in 1970 , a retirement home for artists where he had his own studio .

He died at the home on 27 March 1972 , at age 73.

( Wiki )

Dedicated to my dear frient KELLY , the painting Artist

Saturday, May 22, 2010

V. A : Teenage Riot

This is a Bad Elvis Records Production , released with the 20th issue of " The Thing from an other world " . ( An indipended Rock Magazine made in Greece during the half of the 90's ).

Mastering by Athena at " Athens Mastering " Studios .
For further info contact :
133-5Papagou Ave , 15773 ,Athens , Greece .

This compilation is dedicated to the fabulous , mighty & crazy DEVIL DOGS

The Devil Dogs were a New York-based Garage Punk band , started in 1989 by Andy Gortler (guitars) , Steve Baise (bass) and Paul Corio (drums) .
Two members of the Devil Dogs (Gortler and Baise) had been members of the Rat Bastards when that band dissolved during the recording of an album; they regrouped as The Devil Dogs and continued recording . Drummer Mighty Joe Vincent joined the group in 1991 . They parted in late 1994 .
Steve Baise moved on and collaborated with members of Turbonegro on a mid-1990s band called The Vikings.
Turbonegro (Turboneger in Norway) is a Norwegian punk rock band that was initially active from 1989 to 1998 , and later reformed in 2002 . Their style combines glam rock , punk rock and hard rock into a style the band describes as "deathpunk " .


1 . Intro
2 . Devil Dogs - Baby I'm a king
3 . Campus Tramps - Messin' up
4 . Fells - You're making me sick
5 . Robots - Graveyard stomp
6 . Phantom Rats - ( She's my ) Baby doll
7 . Hookers - Take you down with me
8 . Pricks - You talk too much
9 .Turbo Negro - Selfdestructo bust
10 .Turpentines - One thing
11 .Zen - Restrained
12 .Kids are sick - Evil shit
13 .Ramble gang - Shake Rock'n'Roll
14 .Skellet - Pigs
15 .Gasoline - Side rod engine blues
16 .Pricks - Allergic
17 . Outro

Size : 102 MB
Bitrate : 320
Genre : Punk , Hardcore
Format : CD
Label : Bad Elvis Records
Made : In Greece

Take it HERE

Thursday, May 20, 2010

To Tσίρκο μόλιs άρχισε !!!

Αγωνία με λαχτάρα να σε νοιάζομαι
Αγωνία τα λεφτά μου δεν μοιράζομαι !
Αγωνία ! Αγωνία !
Στηs Εφορίαs τη γωνία !!!

Σαν τηs γαρδένιαs τον ανθό
που ζει μιά νύχτα μόνο
σαν σύζυγοs τηs υπουργού
τα χρέη δεν πληρώνω !

Αδέρφια μου αλήτεs λεφτά !!!

Να κάνουμε έναν έρωτα όλο τρέλα
αφού δεν έχω τα λεφτά γιά μιά φανέλα
Να κάνουμε έναν έρωτα στα δύο
να πάρει κι η γυναίκα μου το Υπουργείο !!!

Ψύλλοι στ' αυτιά μου μπήκανε βρε Πω ! Πω ! ( Τύφλα να' χει ο Γκάτσοs )
Πωs κάτι μου ' πανε πωs χρώσταγα
Η Υπουργόs δεν ήξερε βρε Πω ! Πω !
Πωs το Δημόσιο πήδαγα !

Βρε Πω ! Πω !

Ξανθή αγαπημένη Παναγιά
στην Εφορία λέω γειά !


... Και δεν είναι μονάχα ο Κοs Βοσκόπουλοs που μαs γαλούχισε ( Μπλιέχ !!! ) με τα υπεροχοχότατα άσματά του , που λαμογιάζει με τιs κλεψιέs του .

Ο Κοs Βοσκόπουλοs θα ξεχαστεί μόλιs βγεί το επόμενο σκάνδαλο από την κρεατοφαγία τηs
τηλεόρασηs .

Oι Κύριοι Σημίτηδεs ,τα Χρηματιστήρια , οι Ρουσσόπουλοι , οι Μαγγίνεs , τα Ομόλογα , οι Τσοχατζόπουλοι με τουs Γαλλικούs γάμουs τουs , οι Βουλγαράκηδεs , οι Πάνγγαλοι με τιs πισίνεs τιs αδήλωτεs και τη δολοφονία του Οτσαλάν , κ.λ.π

Ωέοοοοοοο !!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Birthday Party - The Friend Catcher [single]

The Birthday Party

The Friend Catcher


Label: 4AD
Catalog#: AD 12
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single
Country: UK
Released: 11 Oct 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Punk

A The Friend Catcher 4:16
Written-By - N.Cave
B1 Waving My Arms 2:14
Written-By - R.Howard
B2 Cat Man 2:25
Written By - Gene Vincent/B.Davis

Bass - Tracy Pew
Drums - Phil Calvert
Engineer - Tony Cohen
Guitar - Mick Harvey , Rowland Howard
Producer - Birthday Party, The
Vocals - Nick Cave
Recorded at Richmond Recorders Melbourne, Australia January 1980. A Missing Link Production.

Friend Catcher HERE

Official Site

Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine [all music]

The Birthday Party were one of the darkest and most challenging post-punk groups to emerge in the early '80s, creating bleak and noisy soundscapes that provided the perfect setting for vocalist Nick Cave's difficult, disturbing stories of religion, violence, and perversity. Under the direction of Cave and guitarist Rowland S. Howard, the band tore through reams of blues and rockabilly licks, spitting out hellacious feedback and noise at an unrelenting pace. As the Birthday Party's career progressed, Cave's vision got darker and the band's songs alternated between dirges to blistering sonic assaults.

Originally, the Australian band was called the Boys Next Door, comprising Cave, Howard, Mick Harvey (guitar, drums, organ, piano), bassist Tracy Pew, and drummer Phill Calvert. After the Door Door album and Hee Haw EP under that name, the band moved to London and switched its name to the deceptively benign Birthday Party. Once they arrived in Britain, their demented, knotty post-punk began to gel. They released their first international album, Prayers on Fire, in 1981, earning critical praise in the U.K. and U.S. While the band was preparing to record the follow-up, Pew was jailed for drunk driving; former Magazine member Barry Adamson, Harry Howard, and Chris Walsh filled in for the absent Pew on 1982's Junkyard.

After the release of Junkyard, the Birthday Party fired Calvert and moved to Germany, where they began collaborating with such experimental post-punk acts like Lydia Lunch and Einsturzende Neubauten. Harvey left in the summer of 1983. The group briefly continued with drummer Des Heffner, but it soon disbanded after a final concert in Melbourne, Australia. Cave had the most successful solo career, recording a series of albums in the '80s and '90s that maintained his status as a popular cult figure; Harvey joined Cave's backing band, the Bad Seeds. Howard joined Crime & the City Solution, which also featured his brother Harry and Harvey.

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Δεν θυμάμαι ποιο αγόρασα πρώτο, τούτο το single ή το Drunk on the Pope's Blood/The Agony Is The Ecstasy LP.
Πρώτα άκουσα το Prayers on Fire LP, και τίποτε μετά από αυτήν την ακρόαση δεν ήταν το ίδιο...
Ένα από τα ποιο επιδραστικά σύνολα των 80'ς.
Χάρη σε αυτούς άλλωστε ανακάλυψα την Αυστραλία.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Residents : 13 th Anniversary Show 1986


SNAKEFINGER Album on this blog : HERE

Other Albums of The Residents on this blog : HERE

This is the most cohesive and seminal presentation of what The Residents had been doing up to that point. It demonstrates without question the potency of their music presented live onstage, as opposed to the studio, i.e. electronically manipulated efforts (brilliant as they were) put forth up to that time.

Not Available on CD

In this Live album the songs are connected and continuous one to the other .
So , I did n't interrupted them , cutting the various tracks .
Side one contains 5 tracks and Side two contains 8 tracks .


A1 Jailhouse Rock (Written-By - Leiber & Stoller)
A2 Where Is She?
A3 Picnic In The Jungle (Written-By - Snakefinger)
A4 Monkey & Bunny (Written-By - Renaldo & The Loaf)
A5 This Is A Man's Man's Man's World (Written-By - James Brown)


B1 Smelly Tongues
B2 Eloise
B3 Easter Woman
B4 Amber
B5 Red Rider
B6 Die In Terror
B7 Coming Of The Crow / Eva's Warning (Written-by [Eva's Warning] - Snakefinger)
B8 Cry For The Fire

Recorded Live 30 October , 1985 at Parco Space Part 3, Tokyo , Japan .
Mixed at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco
Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Torso Records
Distributed : by Virgin
Made : In Greece
Size : 102 MB
Bitrate : 320

Take it HERE

Γιά τον Ronnie James Dio ( 10 July 1942 - 16 May 2010 ) : Καλή ξεκούραση , όπου κι αν παs !!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


A prolific cartoon artist from 1959 until his death, Reiser made his debut in the publication La Gazette de Nectar for the Nicolas winery

The comics magazine Hara-Kiri that he founded in 1960 together with Fred and François Cavanna was banned in 1970 by the French minister of the interior for allegedly mocking the recently deceased Charles de Gaulle. Reiser subsequently published his drawings in the followup magazine Charlie Hebdo and several other publications. In 1978 he won the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême.

He was one of the foremost French humorists of the 1960s and 1970s, infamous for the controversial cartoons and comics he made for magazines like Hara-Kiri, Charlie Hebdo and L'Écho des Savanes. Born Jean-Marc Roussillon in Réhon, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Reiser published his first cartoons in La Gazette de Nectar, the company magazine of the Nicolas winery, in 1959. Shortly afterwards, he made illustrations for Blagues, Cordée and Le Baladin de Paris, which he signed with Jiem.

In 1960, he participated in the launch of Hara-Kiri magazine, together with Georges Bernier, François Cavanna and Fred. Reiser's biting humor and typical drawing style proved perfect for this underground monthly, as well as its weekly counterpart, Hara-Kiri Hebdo (1969). In addition, he contributed to other adult oriented comic magazines of the time, like Charlie Hebdo, Charlie Mensuel, La Gueule Ouverte and B.D.

Throughout the 1960s, Reiser also drew for the big press, providing work to magazines like Arts, Noir et Blanc, La Vie du Rail, Week-End, Paris-Match, Le Journal du Dimanche and Elle. When Hara-Kiri was prohibited for a second time in 1966, Reiser created the sole issue of his own comic Am Stram Gram for Editions Du Square. He then joined Pilote magazine, where his artwork was judged too different by chief editor René Goscinny. So Reiser turned to writing, cooperating with artists like Ramon Monzon, Nikita Mandryka, Bob de Groot, Jean-Claude Mézières, Mic Delinx, Henri Dufranne, Cabu, Gotlib, Jean Chakir, Roger Bussemey, Patrice Ricord, Claude Poppé, Jean Pouzet and Alexis. Due to conflicts between Dargaud and Editions Du Square, the publisher of Hara-Kiri, Reiser left Pilote in 1972.

He died November 5, 1983 in Paris, of bone cancer.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Birth Control : Hoodoo Man 1972

Birth Control is a German Krautrock band known for their progressive hard-rock sound and provocative album covers.

Birth Control formed in the middle of 1968 in Berlin from two other bands, the Earls and the Gents. The initial members were: Bernd Koschmidder (bass), Reinhold Sobotta (organ), Rolf Gurra (saxophone and vocals), Fritz Groeger (vocals), Klaus Orso (guitar), Reiner Borchert (guitar), and Hugo Egon Balder (percussion).

BIRTH CONTROL were formed at the end of sixties . In those early years they played hybrid jazz rock compositions , mainly instrumental . They recorded their first album for Metronome bringing to the fore an accent for humour and provoking thoughts . Their second album "Operation" shows a great improvement in sound , a kind of heavy rock based sound with subtle jazzy arrangements . This album had a great success for the Ohr label (specialised to promote the rise of the German underground rock scene) . In 1972 , "Believe In The Pill" was also released for Ohr . After several replacements , the quintet recorded "Rebirth", a progressive heavy rock album. In 1976, "Blackdoor Possibilities" was a commercial failure due to a more mainstream sound and the inclusion of more jazz elements . "Increase" recorded in 1977 marked a return to the hard rock source . BIRTH CONTROL come back to light in the 90s for many reunion albums as "Jungle Life" or "Two World" .

Philippe Blache , FRANCE


1 Buy!
2 Suicide
3 Get Down to Your Fate
4 Gamma Ray
5 Hoodoo Man
6 Kaulstob

Gamma Ray lyrics

The world's desperated with irony,
hunger and corruption
The eastern world and the africans, too
Are going to repeat the history of all wars
And our industry supplied them with arms
Everybody knows but nobody can do anything against it
The fall of society is on the make

Well sometimes, sometimes I try to drop a list
I try to find out what they have done
I thought of honorable murderers you know
Like Jonah's hand must ??? around us
And anytime, everywhere in the whole world ...

Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray,
Made of you egsistence, Gamma Ray money and our failing
I've waited for to fire gamma ray.

Without body I could fly around the world
Destroying arms, destorying rockets
Mixx all complexions of the whole human race
We all would turn to swallow people
Everybody, everywhere in the whole world

Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray,
Made of you egsistence, Gamma Ray money and our failing
I've waited for to fire gamma ray.
Gamma Ray...

Size : 96,5 MB
Genre : Kraut Progressive Rock
Format : Vinyl LP
Year : 1972
Label : CBS
Made in : Holland
Bitrate : 320

Designs by Caza ( Info HERE )

Gamma Ray is one of the best Prog-Hard-Protest songs Ever
Listen it and read the lyrics .

Take it HERE

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

VA - Murdered By The Music [Statik]


Murdered By The Music


1982 L.P.

Label: Statik Records
Catalog#: STAT 3108
Format: Vinyl, 12", LP,
Country: Greece
Released: 1982
Genre: Various

Mp3 @ 320 & Scans 95MB
DMCA complaint received. Link removed. 
Find it elsewhere or buy it!

Side A’
O La La La - T.C. Matik
Positive Negative - Positive Noise
Hepno Beat - The Dynamic Hepnotics
Murdered By The Music - Yukihiro Takahashi
Now Martin's Gone – Tom Robinson
Antarctica – Man Without Hats

Side B’
Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
Mr. Clarinet – The Birthday Party
African Time – Luna Twist
My Love - New Age Steppers
Stay Down – The Dance

Greek Compilation, only vinyl, Statik Records
Compiled by Yannis Petridis

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Ελληνική - μόνο - κυκλοφορία από την Polygram σε επιλογή Γιάννη Πετρίδη, που σκοπό είχε να παρουσιάσει καλλιτέχνες και συγκροτήματα από μια από τις σπουδαιότερες ανεξάρτητες Βρετανικές εταιρίες, την Statik.
Όλα σε ένα, με κομμάτια και από singles αλλά και από albums, σε μένα λειτούργησε σαν τυφλοσούρτης να ασχοληθώ περισσότερο με την εταιρία...

Ακολουθεί ενδεικτική επιλεγμένη δισκογραφία:

1980 Various Artists Second City Statik 1
1981 The New Age Steppers Action Battlefield 6.24871
1981 Positive Noise Heart of Darkness STAT LP1
1981 Dead Kennedys In God We Trust, Inc. STATEP-2
1981 Positive Noise Charm / ...And Yet Again stat4a
1982 Men Without Hats Rhythm of Youth STAT LP10
1982 Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters STAT LP 11
1982 The New Age Steppers Action Battlefield STAT LP2
1982 Various Artists Your Secret's Safe With Us STAT LP7
1983 The Chameleons Script of the Bridge STAT LP 17
1984 The Sound Shock of Daylight STAB 1
1984 The Flying Lizards Sex Machine TAK 19-12
1985 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically CDST 22