Hotalacio – Surveillance LP

Artist: Hotalacio
Title: Surveillance
Source: Vinyl 12″ LP
Bitrate: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:49:22
Size (mb): 75.1
Label: Big Kiss (defunct)
Year: 1990

1. Talkin’ Out The Side Of Your Neck (Extended Bass In Your Face Mix)
2. Take Me For A Ride
3. How Ya Livin
4. Bass Hell
5. Why D’ya Lie
6. Big Boss Boys
7. Don’t Kick Me
8. Why July
9. Imagination
10. Deconstruction

Big Kiss was the label started by ex-Flux Of Pink Indians vocalist Coal Latter and this was his post-Flux band. And it’s quite different from what had gone before, with the obvious exception of Coal’s distinctive voice. The album was mixed and produced by On-U Sounds / Tackhead maestro Keith LeBlanc and it’s easy to hear his influences if you’re familiar with his stuff. It’s got a certain proto-industrial harshness to it but there are some great bass and drum lines giving it a more rounded and engaging edge. And Latter’s lyrics are still as cutting as his voice. You’ll either love it or hate it – I think it’s worth taking the risk.

I saw Hotalacio/Flux play many moons ago, doing a set made up of this and original FOPI stuff, the whole thing rounded off with a stormin’ rendition of ‘Tube Disasters’. It was a fuckin’ great night out! The gig was videotaped but I don’t know if there are any copies still knocking around – I’ll see what I can find out. In the meantime, download this and take a step back to a time when dance-orientated music was dangerous, exciting and a bit weird.

OP’s opinion: Four

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A-Heads – Forgotten Hero 7″ EP

Artist: A-Heads
Title: Forgotten Hero
Source: Vinyl 7″ EP
Bitrate: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:10:21
Size (mb): 19.3
Label: Bluurg Records
Year: 1983

The A-Heads were part of the Wessex scene that appeared in the early 80’s, along with the likes of The Subhumans. They were fronted by female vocalist Mel and played in a simple but tuneful mid-paced punk style. Lyrics were fairly basic and typical for the time – we were all still young and hadn’t yet learnt big words and fancy song structures! Some of us still haven’t…

This is their second (and final) full vinyl release to date. As ever, I’ve done this arse backwards – the first EP will follow as and when. The band have recently reformed so there’s a possibility of some new plastic-based product from them. Or you may be able to catch them live if they happen to be passing.

It’s hard to believe I was dancing to this lot 25 years ago. Here’s hoping I get the chance to do it again.

OP’s opinion: Three

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Hellkrusher – Wasteland LP

Artist: Hellkrusher
Title: Wasteland
Source: Vinyl 12″ LP
Bitrate: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:31:14
Size (mb): 58
Label: R.K.T. Records (defunct)
Year: 1990

1. Intro
2. Wasteland
3. Smash the Trash
4. Darkness Provides
5. Confused
6. Warlords
7. Religion (Isn’t Very Nice)
8. Hellkrusher
9. Progressive Destruction
10. Morbid
11. No Religion
12. Darkside
13. End
14. Outro

Following on from the last post, and as good as my word, here’s the first Hellkrusher album. Personally I prefer the dirtier production job on this a bit more but, apart from that, you know what to expect.

OP’s opinion: Four

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Hellkrusher – Buildings For The Rich CD

Artist: Hellkrusher
Title: Buildings For The Rich
Source: CD LP
Bitrate: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:36:06
Size (mb): 50.5
Label: SMR Records
Year: 1992

1. Buildings For The Rich
2. Third World Exploitation
3. War – Who Needs It
4. Full Of Shit
5. Path Of Destruction
6. The Chase Is On
7. Sick
8. Conform
9. Dying For Who
10. Smash The Trash
11. Destined To Die
12. System Dictates
13. Threat Of War
14. Burn A Rock Star
15. Who’s System
16. War Games
17. Clear The Debt
18. Scared Of Change
19. Dead Zone
20. Hellkrusher

To help you clear the fuzziness from festive overindulgence, here’s some pure Geordie crusty D-Beat power from the combined ex-forces of Energetic Krusher and Hellbastard (surprisingly). This was their second album (I think) – I’ll get round to doing ‘Wasteland’, their first, sometime soon. It’s nothing excitingly different for the genre but it’s very well done for what it is and, if you need uplifting brutality in your audio environment, this is a pretty safe bet.

Happy New Ear!

OP’s opinion: Three half

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