Dec 27, 2015

Synth is not dead

El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados Preterito Perfecto 7" (DRO, 1983)

El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados – Anarquía En El Planeta

The Soft Pink Truth Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth? LP (Soundslike, 2004)

‪The Soft Pink Truth – Do They Owe Us A Living‬
Get it here.

Digital Octopus Digital Octopus 12" (2015)

Digital Octopus – Voice Of A Generation

 Happy holidays and all the best in 2016!

Dec 14, 2015

We are the best!

I was a teen punk before you were a teen punk

Verboten – My Opinion (Kidding Around, 1983)


Chandra – Concentration (Ed Steinberg, 1980)


Revo – Geloof In God, Geloof In Fascisme/Fascist Religion/Blah Blah Blah (Live, 1979)

Addendum:

Beastie Boys – White Shadow (The Scott And Gary Show, 1984)

Dec 12, 2015

End all discrimination

Powerage Protest To Survive 7" (Neg Fx, 1985)

Powerage – Freedom
More info here.

No Song Kutkotz Personal Anarchy Cassette (AD Tapes, 1983)

No Song Kutkotz – Personal Anarchy
More info here.

Sadistic Exploits Anarchy For Freedom 7" (Freedom Records, 1982)

Sadistic Exploits – Freedom

Addendum:

The Children – Freedom

Dec 9, 2015

Yeah Yeah Noh

Leicester's finest and the absolute kings of Unpop since 1984

Produced by Eye Film and Television for the John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts (2013)

More info here, here and here. Get their latest album here.

Dec 6, 2015

Music is not the message

Vitality Life Styles 7" (MaNi, 1986)

Vitality – Life Styles

Aly-Us Follow Me 12" (Strictly Rhythm, 1992)

Aly-Us – Follow me

Nicolette No Government 12" (Great Stuff Recordings, 2007)

Nicolette – No Government

Addendum:

Heaven 17 – (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

Dec 5, 2015

Don't believe the hype

“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. Bertrand Russell

Brave New World Noise From The Heart! LP (Fartblossom Enterprizes, 1987)

Brand New World – Life In A Police State
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“Fear is a tool of control. It is fear of punishment that will keep a classroom quiet and make the teacher's job easier; it is fear of the sack that will keep the grumbling workers quiet. Fear is also an efficient controlling device. It also helps us to fulfil our roles as consumers. It is fear of life itself that keeps us spending in the arcades and typing our credit-card numbers into websites.” Tom Hodgkinson

VA Scaling Triangles LP (Eustone Music, 1981)

Sub Verse – Science Of Fear

“Anxiety suits the status quo very well. Anxious people make good consumers and good workers. Governments and big business, therefore, love terrorism – they adore it, it's good for business. Anxiety will drive us back into our comfort blankets of credit-card shopping and bad food, so the system deliberately produces anxiety while simultaneously promising to take it away.” Tom Hodgkinson

“Terrorism has often served to break the momentum of radical situations. It stuns people, turns them back into spectators anxiously following the latest news and speculations. Far from weakening the state, terrorism seems to confirm the need to strengthen it. If terrorist spectacles fail to spontaneously arise when it needs them, the state itself may produce them by means of provocateurs.” Ken Knabb

Appliances Paranoia Rap EP (Applied Music, 1981)

Appliances – Paranoia Rap

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For further information, please do not hesitate to watch Better This World and read Gianfranco Sanguinetti’s On Terrorism and the State.