Friday, 29 February 2008

THE QUEERS - (1996) - Don't Back Down

The Queers are a punk band from US and the best way I can describe their sound on this CD is ''The Beach Boys meet Ramones'' and it's the formula which makes them a fun and good listening. The Queers have been active for more than 25 years since their first line-up was formed in 1982. They broke up after a few years, but then got together again sometime around 1989 and they've been active from then on, the only constant member of the band being their frontman Joe Queer. More detailed info about The Queers can be found on Wikipedia, their Official site, their MySpace page and there is a quite extensive discography that can be checked out here.

THE QUEERS - (1996) - Don't Back Down

Year: 1996
Label: Lookout Records
Size: 69.5 MB

01. No Tit
02. Punk Rock Girls
03. I'm OK, You're Fucked
04. Number One
05. Don't Back Down
06. I Only Drink Bud
07. I Always Knew
08. Born To Do Dishes
09. Janelle, Janelle
10. Brush Your Teeth
11. Sidewalk Surfin' Girl
12. Another Girl
13. Love Love Love
14. I Can't Get Over You


Stiff Little Fingers

What's there to say about S.L.F.? They are an excellent punk band from Belfast in Northern Ireland that formed back in 1977. They broke up in 1983, then got together again in 1987 and are still active to this day. I got interested in Stiff Little Fingers when I was in high school after borrowing a copy of their ''Inflammable Material'' LP on tape from a friend. I liked their songs and lyrics. After that I sort of forgot about them until a couple of years ago when Mario K. (AKA Frik) ''forced'' me to listen to them and they got under my skin again. Big thanx to him, cos for me this is one of the best bands from that early 1977-1981 period of punk. ''Nobody's Heroes'' is their second and ''Go For It'' their third album. Tracks 11-14 on ''Nobody's Heroes'' are bonus ones since I've ripped it from it's 2001 reissue. Check out more info about Stiff Little Fingers at their Official web site and on Wikipedia.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - (1980) - Nobody's Heroes

Year: 1980
Label: Chrysalis Records/E(vil) M(ultinational) I(diots) 2001 reissue
Size: 141 MB

01. Gotta Gettaway
02. Wait And See
03. Fly The Flag
04. At The Edge
05. Nobody's Hero
06. Bloody Dub
07. Doesn't Make It Alright
08. I Don't Like You
09. No Change
10. Tin Soldiers
11. Bloody Sunday
12. Straw Dogs
13. You Can't Say Crap On The Radio
14. Jack Burns Interview by Alan Parker (13.06.2001.) Part Two
Jake Burns - lead guitar/vocals.
Ali McMordie - bass guitar.
Henry Cluney - guitar/vocals.
Jim Reilly - drums.

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2


Year: 1981
Label: Chrysalis Records
Size: 80.2 MB

01. Roots, Radicals, Rockers And Reggae
02. Just Fade Away
03. Go For It
04. The Only One
05. Hits And Misses
06. Kicking Up A Racket
07. Safe As Houses
08. Gate 49
09. Silver Lining
10. Piccadilly Circus



Snuff is a punk band from UK that started playing in 1986. Their sound is somewhat melodic, but tight. I was introduced to them by late Domagoj Š. who put their ''Tweet Tweet My Lovely'' CD in his stereo on some party at his place. I was a bit wasted and could do nothing else but lie down and soak up their music and lyrics. I felt a connection with them, specially when the last song called ''Take Me Home (Piss Off)'' came on. Ahhh, the memories… I saw them once in Metelkova in Ljubljana, Slovenia and it was a good gig. ''Snuff Said…'' is Snuff's first album and is actually called something like ''Snuff said but gor blimey guv stone me if he didn't throw a wobbler cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha youre going home in a cosmic ambience'' (I hope I've got it right) and ''Tweet Tweet My Lovely'' is I think their sixth. For more info check an article on Wikipedia about Snuff.

SNUFF - (1990) - Snuff Said...

Year: 1990
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Size: 104 MB

01. Words Of Wisdom
02. Some How
03. Now You Don't Remember
04. Not Listening
05. I See + H.M. Trout
06. Too Late
07. Another Girl
08. I Think We're Alone Now
09. Win Some, Lose Some
10. Pass Me By
11. Keep The Beat
12. Night Of The Li's
13. Purple Haze
14. Little Git
15. What Kind Of Love
16. Not Listening
17. Dead & Buried
18. That's Enough
19. For Both Sides + No One Home

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2

SNUFF - (1998) - Tweet Tweet My Lovely

Year: 1998
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Size: 70.8 MB

01. No Reason
02. Ticket
03. Timebomb
04. Iyehf Taidu Leikh
05. Nick Motown
06. Brickwall
07. Arsehole
08. Bob
09. All You Need
10. Etc.
11. Thief
12. Verdidn't
13. Bit Cosy
14. Take Me Home (Piss Off)


Thursday, 28 February 2008

LA FRACTION - (2002) - Aussi Long Sera Le Chemin

La Fraction are a punk band from France, with excellent female vocals. This CD is their second album. They were formed in 1992 and are still active so I would recommend seeing them live if you get the chance. They played two gigs in Zagreb, one in Attack and one in 2006 in Močvara club, both times giving a good performance. They have a web page that you can check out here, and if you like them I think that this album and also the first one (self-titled) can be ordered from Crash Disques.

LA FRACTION - (2002) - Aussi Long Sera Le Chemin

Year: 2002
Label: Fraction Production/Crash Disques/Pias
Size: 70.8 MB

01. Aussi Long Serra Le Chemin
02. Bienvenue Sur Terre
03. Help Yourself
04. Tu Le Sais
05. Pas Perdue
06. Odolnost
07. La Verité
08. Je Choisirai
09. Les Voleurs
10. Dansez Les Morts


LTS - (1999) - Intime Océan

LTS (stands for Long Term Survivors) are a Celtic-folk/punk (or Celtic core as I've found it being described on some web sites) band from France. They sound pretty good, and they played once in Zagreb, but unfortunately I haven't been to that gig. I don't know much about this band, so I don't have any real info about them, I've found their web page which is in French and I think this CD may still be available on some distros.

LTS - (1999) - Intime Océan

Year: 1999
Label: Nabate Records/Pekor Produktion/Active Distribution
Size: 81.5 MB

01. Monnegan's Boogie
02. Intime Océan
03. Peut-Etre Au Bout Du Monde
04. La Rumeur
05. Euréka
06. Le Dos Aumur
07. La Tribu Sauvage
08. Un Écossais Au Zaire
09. Ramasser Ses Miettes
10. La Premiére Pierre
11. Le Dauphin


Wednesday, 27 February 2008

KING TUBBY - (2000) - Crucial Dub

King Tubby (real name Osbourne Ruddock) was a legendary Jamaican sound engineer and producer. I don't know much about him, but I know that he was very respected and very popular particularly in the 1970's. I like his music, and this is a pretty good compilation of some of his stuff. King Tubby was sadly shot to death in front of his house in an apparent robbery attempt back in 1989. For more info there's an article about him on Wikipedia, and his discography, biography, pics, etc. can be found on Roots Archives.

KING TUBBY - (2000) - Crucial Dub

Year: 2000
Label: Delta Music LTD.
Size: 161 MB

01. Zion Dub
02. Soundboy Massacre
03. Drop Dub
04. Waterhouse Rock
05. Farmyard Dub
06. Herbal Dub
07. Dubbing My Baby
08. Shining Dub
09. Laser Rock
10. The Border
11. Conqueror Dub
12. Dubbing It Right
13. The Best Is Lose
14. Blow Down Babylon
15. African Roots
16. Dub Of A Woman
17. Dub Experience
18. A Truthful Dub
19. Watch This Version
20. Dub You Can Feel
21. Roots Of Dub
22. King Tubby's In Fine Style

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2

LEE ''SCRATCH'' PERRY - (1997) - A Serious Dub

Lee ''Scratch'' Perry is a legendary performer and producer from Jamaica. He got involved in music in late 1950's, and was a leader of The Upsetters during 1968-1972 period. He created and operated The Black Ark studio during 1973-1978 when it burned down and after that Lee ''Scratch'' Perry went to UK and US to continue his music career. He is thought to be an inventor of dub music. He is quite a colorful character, and for anyone interested in his music I would recommend getting ''Arkology I-III'' compilation of his works from above mentioned The Black Ark studios. The CD I've put up in this post is an OK compilation of his dubs, but I have to be honest, there are millions of them out there… Check for more info about ''Scratch'' on Wikipedia, Lee ''Scratch'' Perry's MySpace page, and for most extensive discography go here.

LEE ''SCRATCH'' PERRY - (1997) - A Serious Dub

Year: 1997
Label: Delta Music LTD.
Size: 85.5 MB

01. A Serious Dub
02. A Upsetting Dub
03. Creation Dub
04. King Tubby Dub
05. Sitting And Skanking Dub
06. The Girls Them Love Dub
07. The Way To Unification
08. Time To Party
09. Torch Of Freedom
10. Two Mad Man In Dub
11. Hotter Than Hot
12. Space Dub
13. Power Dub
14. Reincarnation Dub
15. A Evilous Dub
16. A Dangerous Dub


Black Uhuru

Back to reggae in this post. Black Uhuru are a reggae band from Jamaica that was formed in the 1970's. Their name means Black Freedom (uhuru means freedom in Swahili). They are well known reggae artists and their band history is too long for me to write it here, so here are some links to more info about Black Uhuru: Wikipedia (band history & discography), Discogs (discography) and Black Uhuru's MySpace page.

BLACK UHURU - (1981) - Red

Year: 1981
Label: Island Records
Size: 84.7 MB

01. Youth Of Eglington
02. Sponji Reggae
03. Sistren
04. Journey
05. Utterance
06. Puff She Puff
07. Rockstone
08. Carbine
Produced by Sly Dunbar & Robert Shakespeare.
Executive producer - Chris Blackwell.


BLACK UHURU - (1987) - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Year: 1987
Label: Poli-Rhythm Ltd.
Size: 104 MB

01. Shine Eye Gal
02. Leaving To Zion
03. General Penitentiary
04. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
05. Abortion
06. Natural Reggae Beat
07. Plastic Smile
Produced by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.
“Shine Eye Gal” produced by Delroy Witter.
Special mix by Sly & Robbie.
Drums - Sly Dunbar.
Bass - Robbie Shakespear, Radcliff “Dougie” Bryan.
Organ - Keith Sterling, Winston Wright.
Lead guitar - Radcliff “Dougie” Bryan.


Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Judge Dread

Judge Dread (or Alex Hughes, which was his real name) was a ska/reggae performer from the UK. He started playing around the beginning of the 1970's. His songs were funny although considered ''rude'' by some snobbish, stuck-up people. I can't agree with them, for me he just had a good sense of humor. I like his music a lot, and that's the main reason I've decided to upload it. I know that he's not well known as other ska/reggae artists like i.e. Desmond Dekker, but I hope this post will correct that. Judge Dread sadly died of a heart attack in 1998. I recommend that you go and read an article about Judge Dread on Wikipedia cos it gives much more details about him than I have given you here cos the man had an interesting life story worth checking out. Cheers to Judge Dread!!!

JUDGE DREAD - (2001) - The Legendary Judge Dread Vol. 1 (King Of Rudeness)

Year: 2001
Label: Recall Records
Size: 103 MB

01. Je T'Aime
02. Ska Fever
03. Hello Baby
04. Up With The Cock
05. Phoenix City
06. Bring Back The Skins
07. The Winkle Man
08. Big 6
09. Rudy (A Message To You)
10. Jamaica Jerk Off
11. Dread Rock
12. Rub A Dub
13. Lovers Rock
14. Big 9

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2

JUDGE DREAD - (2001) - The Legendary Judge Dread Vol. 2 (Reggae And Ska Years)

Year: 2001
Label: Recall Records
Size: 90.8 MB

01. Big Eight
02. Fatty Dread
03. Reggae And Ska
04. Will I What
05. Al Capone
06. Y Viva Suspenders
07. Dreads Law
08. All In The Mind
09. Deception
10. Come Outside
11. Big One
12. Take It Easy
13. Molly
14. Mary Ann


NO RESPECT - (1997) - Excuse My Smile

I was introduced to this German Oi!/punk/ska/reggae band by Sandro of Živjela Komercijala zine/distro. He had good connections with the German scene so one could always get some interesting German bands from him. This CD is No Respect's first album which was released on Mad Butcher Records. No Respect are still playing and releasing stuff so check their Official No Respect web page and order something.

NO RESPECT - (1997) - Excuse My Smile

Year: 1997
Label: Mad Butcher Records
Size: 103 MB

01. What I Call Life
02. Excuse My Smile
03. Human Scum
04. Lose It All
05. Anarchy
06. Black And White World
07. Nowhere To Run
08. Reason And Desire
09. Statement
10. Good Old Days
11. Before I Go
12. Judge And Jury
13. No Nazi's Friend
14. 16 Tons

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2

THE 4 SKINS - (1999) - The Best Of The 4 Skins

This legendary Oi!/punk band was formed back in 1979 and they broke up in 1984. It's a bit weird to write about them cos I liked them a lot when I started listening to them and you can't deny them giving the ''A.C.A.B.'' slogan to the world of angry cop hating youths (together with a couple of really great Oi!/punk songs), but then there were some really dodgy people in that band like their guitarist Paul Swain (from 1983-1984 period) who later played in those nazi scums Skrewdriver. And being connected with Garry Bushell (who looked like a pimp when I first saw him in that 1983 ''UK/DK'' movie that I've mentioned in some of my previous posts) doesn't give them many positive points in my book. However, this is a very good release and I hope you enjoy it! It looks like The 4 Skins got back together in 2007 cos I've found their MySpace page, and there's also an article about The 4 Skins on Wikipedia, and you can also check The 4 Skins fan page I've stumbled upon which has a lot of info like their pics, lyrics, bio, discography, etc.

THE 4 SKINS - (1999) - The Best Of The 4 Skins

Year: 1999
Label: Snapper Music
Size: 153 MB

01. One Law For Them
02. Yesterday's Heroes
03. Clockwork Skinhead
04. Brave New World
05. Chaos
06. Wonderful World
07. Evil
08. Sorry
09. 1984
10. A.C.A.B.
11. I Don't Wanna Die
12. Plastic Gangster
13. Yesterday's Heroes (single version)
14. Get Out Of My Life
15. Justice
16. Jack The Lad
17. Low Life
18. Bread Or Blood
19. Seems To Me
20. Norman
21. On The Streets
22. Five More Years
23. Betrayed
24. Saturday (live)
25. Dambusters

MediaFire Part 1 & Part 2

TERMITI [1996] LP ploča ''Vjeran pas''

Termiti were one of the legendary punk/new wave bands from the city of Rijeka in Croatia. They were formed in the 1978 and played until 1982. Termiti never released an album but you can find three of their songs on a cult compilation LP called ''Novi punk val'' which was released back in 1980 by ZKP RTL (Radio Television Ljubljana's record label) and which covered the period of Ex-Yugoslavian punk and new wave from years 1978-1980. The Termiti CD I'm putting up here is from 1996 (but I've found info on the net that says it was released back in 1998, so I don't know for sure…) and I'm putting it up cos it's being reissued this week (with different covers) in celebration of 30 years anniversary of Termiti's formation. I think that this is actually a complete discography of their work. Termiti were a shock to the public when they first appeared cos they used unusual stage props like toilet seats, throwing feathers on audience, etc. Hope you'll like them, and if you do, try to get this reissue coming out this week, at least those of you from Croatia.

TERMITI [1996] LP ploča ''Vjeran pas''

Year: 1996

Label: Dallas Records
Size: 145 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Vjeran pas

02. Ja ne želim ništa
03. Mama, s razlogom se brineš
04. Vremenska prognoza
05. Ujo gastarbajter
06. Prljava sudbina
07. Idem nestajem
08. Žaca
09. Zdravo Marijo
10. Šminkeri
11. Kišni razdraganci
12. Crossofiran
13. Pobuna
14. Nova umjetnost
15. Gibajmo se
16. Miris tamjana
17. Baš vas briga
18. Redukcija (live)
19. Ja ne želim ništa (live)
20. Komercijalna ljubav (live)
21. Igrokaz "Hajate" (live)
22. Vjeran pas (live)
23. Miris tamjana (live)
24. Skylab (live)

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Tito's Bojs

Tito's Bojs are a relatively new punk rock band from Istra (Istrian Peninsula) in Croatia. They play music reminiscent of The Clash and some Latin American bands that carry on with that style of music with a touch of fun thrown in. ''Electro Istra'' is their second release and ''Picajolo'' their third and most recent. They are still active and are gigging around. I saw them live once in Gromka club in Metelkova in Ljubljana and it was a good gig. I like them cos they have a strong anti-fascist attitude, their ''Naci skinjara'' (Nazi skin) song being one of the best anti-nazi songs from a Croatian band that I have ever heard. And their name is also quite courageous to have in today's Croatia where the mention of Tito or communism can get your head kicked in by some idiot filled with patri(di)otism (read: right wing shits who adore war criminals from Croatian quisling regime during World War II). Check them out at their Tito's Bojs official site and order some of their stuff cos I think it's still available.

TITO'S BOJS - (2002) - Electro Istra

Year: 2002
Label: Ča kurac?/Humanita Nova
Size: 45.2 MB

01. Tito's Bojs intro
02. Bez komentara
03. Mast i vlast
04. Čika plavi
05. HTV vikend
06. Ovako završe svi
07. Rovinj gori
08. Nonotova pjesma
09. Moštruožo
10. Tajkob+
11. Billy, Billy
12. Ja sam svoj
13. Tito's Bojs Song
14. Ugasi pogon
15. Osjećam se


TITO'S BOJS - (2007) - Picajolo

Year: 2007
Label: Ča kurac?/Bum Records
Size: 80 MB

01. Baj, baj za kraj
02. Preživjeti
03. Fuj bljak ska
04. Đorđo putano
05. Istina
06. Komunalac
07. Naci skinjara
08. Kuba 1.62
09. Neshvaćeni degenerik
10. Story Of The Picajolo Punk Guy
11. Radio Rovinj
12. Smak svijeta
13. Žuta kronika
14. Kod Moma
15. Outro


Fakofbolan (FOB)

Fakofbolan are a band from Pula (again!) who play great punk/Oi! kind of music. They were active during the years of 1993-2006 when they sadly disbanded. I've put up here two of their albums, ''Jedini dokaz'' and ''Provincija uzvraća udarac''. On ''Jedini dokaz'' tracks 01-14 are from that album and tracks 15-23 are bonus ones from FOB's split LP with Dark Busters, another band from Pula, which was released in 1996 (''Himna Tounju'' and Maske's joke about the rabbit which were on the original split LP are sadly not here). ''Provincija uzvraća udarac'' is FOB's last studio album, relased on now dead Zvuk Močvare label (killed by racketeering from ZAMP, Croatian version of RIAA, which only cares about killing off underground scene in my country and protecting the interests of mainstream entertainers, popularly called ''estrada'' but I like to call them ''slime'' or ''maggots'' instead, who churn out debilitating songs that'll give you a brain tumor if you get too much exposure to them). FOB was an intense band to watch, and had great lyrics that got you thinking. One of my favourite Croatian bands of all times. If you like them, there's their live show during 10th Orto Punk Festival in Metelkova in Ljubljana which was recorded on 13.09.2003. available for download from Monte Paradiso Netlabel. I've found FOB's web page that looks like it wasn't updated for a long time, but you should check it out cos there's more detailed info (biography, discography, pics, lyrics etc.) about FOB there than that what I've written here.

FAKOFBOLAN [1998] Jedini dokaz 

Year: 1998
Label: Monte Paradiso/Humanita Nova/Dirty Old Town 
Size: 116 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Pietas Iulia
02. Terorizam 
03. Ostali...
04. Cik zore
05. Crna rupa 
06. Točno u podne
07. Ulica
08. Na rubu
09. Noćas 
10. Naprijed u smrt 
11. Da li znaš?
12. Ne vraćaj se
13. Savršeno
14. Sarajevo
15. Kota 313
16. Ropstvo je sloboda
17. Ne želim biti tvoj 
18. Rođen da gubim
19. Metak
20. Mržnja
21. OK 
22. Imamo Hrvatsku 
23. Neprilagodljiv tip

FAKOFBOLAN [2002] Provincija uzvraća udarac 

Year: 2002
Label: Zvuk Močvare 
Size: 79 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL 

01. Gangsta '95 (instrumentalna)
02. ...A sada reklame...
03. Pepsi-Nike generacija 
04. Pula ratuje (Gola Jaja)
05. Ne pitaj me zašto
06. Tražeći slobodu 
07. Neznani junaci 
08. Predgrađa
09. Lovci na vjetrenjače
10. Glasnice (Headbanger) 
11. Sumrak civilizacije

SCUFFY DOGS [1997] Scuffy Dogs

Scuffy Dogs are a punk band with reggae and hardcore touches from town of Nova Gorica in Slovenia. They started playing sometime around 1994 and were very popular during the 90’s. I used to see them a lot on all kinds of festivals I went to like Monte Paradiso in Pula, No Border Jam in Maribor etc. and they always played an energetic show. No detailed info about them to be found on the net, and I think they’re not playing any more. Still, this is a good release, hope you’ll like it. Thanx to Bađek family for this one!

SCUFFY DOGS [1997] Scuffy Dogs

Year: 1997
Label: Nuclear Sun Punk 
Size: 90 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL 

01. Nočna kronika
02. Heroj
03. Utopija
04. Človek 
05. JNA
06. Psihopat
07. Reggae (Smoke & Enjoy)
08. Tonight
09. Ponižani in žalostni 
10. Scuffy Dogs
11. Revolucija
12. Proud Mary
13. Za domovino 
14. Polda
15. Sirene
16. Bullshit
17. Dobro jutro
18. Jazzcore
19. Vahid
20. Konec

BOLESNO GRINJE [2004] Pobjeda je naša (promo CD)

Bolesno Grinje come from town of Pula that I mention and praise a lot on this blog. They play brutal grind/crust punk, growling vocals done by Angeri (ex Spiridon Mekas Crust or S.M.C. band) and the rest of the bands line-up also has impressive credentials cos they were in bands like Anti Otpad, Desinence Mortification and Screaming Vagina (all from Pula). If you like them you can find their “-1 Mozak” EP on Monte Paradiso Netlabel, as well as stuff from the previous bands of Bolesno Grinje’s members. They also have a Bolesno Grinje MySpace page with more info about them so check it out. Excellent band with excellent people in it!

BOLESNO GRINJE [2004] Pobjeda je naša (promo CD)

Year: 2004
Label: Bolesno Grinje - D.I.Y.
Size: 91 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL 

01. Introdukcija
02. Ne
03. Bolesno grinje
04. Nema povratka 
05. Depresija
06. Osuđen na tapiju
07. Alarm 
08. Nož u leđa
09. Jebem ti posao
10. #13 
11. Generacija zajeb
12. P.S.A.M.B.K.Z.S.
13. Vješanje br. 176
14. Mrtav/Pijan
15. Gledam u prazno 
16. Trovanje
17. Bez teksta
18. ... i to je kraj

SAWN OFF [2000] Sawn Off

I bought this one from Vedran M. (Humanita Nova distro/label). Sawn Off are a band from UK that played during 1996-2001 period. They play fast, angry, short songs that will hit you in the head and guts like a ton of bricks. If that's not enough of a recommendation, then just look at this releases cover which is a nice picture of young Michael Caine from his ''Get Carter'' movie made in 1971. They have the Sawn Off MySpace page, and I've managed to find an Sawn Off interview that you can check out here. And for more info on this CD you can check Discogs.

SAWN OFF [2000] Sawn Off 

Year: 2000
Label: Flat Earth Records 
Size: 57 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Virtual Atrocities

02. Bastard Church 
03. Execution Justice
04. Hero In A Wheelchair 
05. Threat Of War 
06. Apaba
07. Nazi Stickers 
08. Clampdown 
09. Buck Up Your Ideas
10. Death In June
11. Insane
12. Shut It
13. NRA
14. I Can Smell Shit 
15. Business As Usual
16. No Way Out
17. Candid Camera
18. Insert Cliche Here
19. Lies 
20. Coppo The Clown
21. Narrow Minds
22. Sincere Young Men... 
23. Yellow Rain
24. Boxed In
25. Planet Of The Apes
26. Breaking The Law

Friday, 15 February 2008


Thanx to introducing me to P.A.I.N. go to Tomislav V. (AKA Vrx) and Domagoj Š. (who sadly died in India in 2005). P.A.I.N. is an acronym for Propaganda And Information Network. This punk/reggae band was formed by members of Radical Dance Faction (Phil, Dan & Ozzy) and AOS3 (John) (hence my previous two posts). The best from those two bands got merged into P.A.I.N., for me personally one of the best bands I've ever heard. They're on Top 5 list of my favourite bands of all times! I saw them live at Močvara club in Zagreb in 2006 and it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to. The cover for ''Oh My God! We Are Doing It!'' was taken from a comic book called ''Breaking Free'' which is about Tin Tin being a revolutionary kid from a working class who gets involved in a strike, clashes with the police, and finally participates in a revolution! Good read if you can get it somehow. I didn't scan the covers of their ''Dub Ska Punk'' EP/MCD when I ripped it, sorry for that! If I've got you interested in P.A.I.N., and you like what you hear after downloading, you can find P.A.I.N.'s stuff and much info about them on Iron Man Records.

P.A.I.N. [1996] Oh My God! We Are Doing It!

Year: 1996
Label: Inna State Records
Size: 85 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Beltane
02. Everything Must Go
03. Pork Dub
04. British Justice
05. No Leaders For The Free
06. Money
07. Oh No! It’s The Pigs
08. Lighters
09. Punx With Guns

P.A.I.N. [1998] Dub Ska Punk EP

Year: 1998
Label: ---unknown---
Size: 47 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Revolution For Sale
02. Grow More Weed
03. M6 Style
04. Last P.A.I.N. To Skaville
05. Lighters

P.A.I.N. [2001] Our Universe Commences Here

Year: 2001
Label: Iron Man Records
Size: 116 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Schtum
02. P.A.I.N.
03. Grow More Weed
04. Blue Ska
05. Rocking Cross De Borda
06. Neighbourhood Watch
07. Super Drugs
08. A-Z
09. S.T.A.H.B.M. (Specky Twat And His Bleeding Mate)
10. M6 Style
11. Eastern Dub (Wilhelm Reich In Hell)
12. Chickens

AOS3 [1993] Gods Secret Agent

AOS3 is a punk/ska/reggae/dub band from Sunderland which was formed in 1990. They released two albums, ''Gods Secret Agent'' on Words Of Warning and ''Diversionary Tactics'' in 1995 for Inna State Records. They broke up in 1994, but have reformed in 2007 and they are gigging around so check them out if they're playing near you. They have their AOS3 official web site that has all the info on the band you could possibly want and an AOS3 MySpace page.

AOS3 [1993] Gods Secret Agent

Year: 1993
Label: Words Of Warning
Size: 109 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Warrior Nation + Bushes On The Golf Course
02. Scary Times Are Never Dull
03. I Never Knew There Was So Much In It!
04. It’s A Jungle Out There
05. To Dream The Impossible Dream
06. Where’s The Real Country Gone?
07. Dark Matter + Cross The Line
08. Battle Of Trafalgar
09. To Dub The Impossible
10. Dubbin’ Up A Riot

Radical Dance Faction

R.D.F. started playing back in 1986. They came from Hungerford in UK. When they begun playing they were called Military Surplus and you can find one of their tracks on the ''Stonehenge'' EP released by Bluurg Records and also reissued on ''Bluurg Records EP's 82-88'' (by the way, an excellent release, get it if you can!). R.D.F. are a great band that got me into punk/dub sort of music, they have a dark, almost suicidally depressive atmosphere but there's always a feeling of hope, of the light at the end of a tunnel feeling to it. Don't know, maybe all this sounds too poetic, I always have a problem in describing music I like and slotting it into certain genre. Since their split, various members have played in bands such as the Revolutionary Dub Warriors, P.A.I.N., DF118, The Wonder Stuff, The Rhythmites, and Dub The Earth. ''Borderline Cases'' is their first CD release (they had two tape releases before that), ''Wasteland'' is the second, with a cover done by Gee Vaucher who designed covers for Crass and I added the poster Gee did and which was planned to be used for future R.D.F.'s album covers, the ''Wasteland'' being part one of, I think, three. Unfortunately they never came out cos the band split up. ''Raggamuffin Statement'' is a compilation of R.D.F.'s stuff from different compilations etc. You can learn more about them from an article on Wikipedia about R.D.F. and a R.D.F.’s MySpace fan page.
Re-uploaded on 2013-09-23.

RADICAL DANCE FACTION [1990] Borderline Cases

Year: 1990
Label: Earth Zone Records
Size: 113 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Surplus People
02. Chinese Poem
03. Borderline
04. Rogue Trooper (Live Mix)
05. 4 Chuck Chant
06. Back In The Same Place
07. Riverwise
08. Hot On The Wire
09. Sorepoint For A Sickman
10. Firepower (Military Surplus/R.D.F.)


Year: 1991
Label: Earth Zone Records
Size: 92 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Station X Red Flame
02. Working Class Hero
03. Tension Town
04. Tense (Instrumental)
05. Sadness
06. Babylon
07. Can't Stand No More
08. Hope
09. Next Man In Europe
10. What The Man Made Of Stone

RADICAL DANCE FACTION [1995] Raggamuffin Statement

Year: 1995
Label: Inna State Records
Size: 130 MB / 320 kbps / 7z / DL

01. Beast In The Doorway (Sonic Mix)
02. Dirty Old Town (Sonic Mix)
03. Beast In The Dub (Sonic Mix)
04. 1st Dub + Martin Foran (Sonic Mix)
05. Rogue Trooper (Generic Infantryman Mix)
06. Hot On The Wire
07. Punks With Guns
08. Dum Diggy (Instrumental)
09. Babble On
10. Tense Dub
11. Go To A War
12. Statement (Hungerford Poem)

Managed to find this release too:

RADICAL DANCE FACTION [1989] Hot On The Wire Demo

Year: 1989
Label: Chis Bowsher/R.D.F.
Size: 183 MB / FLAC / 7z / DL

01. Nuclear Valley
02. Hot On The Wire
03. Next Man In Europe
04. Stepping Over The Line
05. 4 Chuck Chant
06. Border Line
07. Unknown Soldier