15 January 2010

IT CAN WORK...


This is a perfect example of the wonderful nature of the 80s tape making and trading culture, as I'm willing to wager that some enterprising young chap just dubbed him or herself "Flower Press" in 198whatever and made him or herself a mix tape of his or her favorite jams, made a punk looking cover for that now crucial C60, complete with excessive misspellings, then slapped a "Pay No More Than 90p" on the front and VIOLA!! a compilation tape is born! Absolutely great mix tape of early 80s UK punk from the likes of CHUMBAWUMBA, THE INSTIGATORS, THE XPOZEZ, THE INFECTED, THE APOSTLES, HATE WEEK and more.  The surprise on this one was PASSION KILLERS, whose impossibly catchy "The Fighting Carries On" starts out the tape...perfect tuneful UK punk with a singer that should have been famous.  There are two apparently live tracks from XOSET U.K. that are way more hardcore that I was expecting from the other personnel on the tape, and I imagine these gents with a studio treatment would be a fukking force to reckon with.  Super killer stuff, so my hat goes off to the lad and/or lass who put this together for the rest of us...and he/she will be happy to know that 20+ years later, I still paid less that 90p for the tape.  Up The Punks!


Also...all the poorly spelled words in the files for these tunes?  They are copied directly from the tape so don't come talking to me about how I can't spell "AUTONIMY." I know that spelling ain't punk and stuff, but some of these are pretty bad, so I would like to absolve myself, just in case ridicule is warranted.

6 comments:

Henk said...

thanks!

Henk said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?mzozqgt2hti

The Xocet UK demo.

Nicked the link from Gabe's blog

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the wizard said...

the XOCET UK demo is killer, thanks for sharing the link, Henk.
gabe, do you have other PASSION KLLERS stuff?

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aideyj said...

Thanks for posting this tape. I was the singer in Xoset UK and my brother the guitarist. Great to hear those songs again and I think there are another 7 or 8 that appeared on various compilations. Those songs were recorded after the demo and the title of the song Armolite is actually "Bollox" it was called armolite after Nomis who made the tape I believe and was drummer in The Infected, misheard what we were singing in the chorus. Hope you find some more of our stuff as I no longer have any. Thanks Bone Idle