Averting Tragedy

Mospit Tragedy logoMoshpit Tragedy, purveyors of the mighty Amebix and other worthy noise merchants, are having a few problems with their old web URL. So they’ve bought a new one – http://moshpittragedy.com – which will be their permanent home from now on. And they’re asking their friends to spread the word. So there ya go.

They’re working on resolving the problem with the old address, and it will eventually point to the new site. But, in the meantime, if you link to Moshpit Tragedy (and why wouldn’t you?), please update your link to their site as soon as you can.

Rebel Yell

It’s nice to know that my efforts here have a positive knock-on effect elsewhere – just check out this email I received yesterday:

Hey, Randy from Insurgence Records here, hope this finds you doing well. Just wanted to say ‘Thanks!’ for the kind words you’ve written about Insurgence on the blog. It’s very much appreciated…honestly, blurbs like yours about, for example, the Fighting Chance package, make it all worth while 🙂 A pat on the back once in a while goes a long way!

I’ve also started up a new label with a buddy of mine – Rebel Time Records.

It’ll focus more on ‘political punk’. I’m still helping out with Insurgence too.

And, thanks too for linking to the ‘We Want Rebel Music’ blog [see sidebar – OP]…I started that one up, and I do get a diaperload of hits from your blog!

Cheers and thanks

Randy

Respect should be given where it’s due, and I’ve got the utmost for Randy and his efforts. And if Rebel Time Records is only half as good as Insurgence then it’ll be getting my attention and hard-earned wage-slave remuneration from the off.

Blimey, it’s a veritable love-fest going on in here.

Twenty Fifth Of May – Lenin & McCarthy CD

Artist: Twenty Fifth Of May
Title: Lenin & McCarthy
Source: CD LP
Format: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:46:47
Size (mb): 76
Label: BMG
Year: 1992

1. Answer Back
2. Crackdown
3. F.T.R.T.V. [II]
4. Go Wild
5. 0898
6. It’s All Right
7. Shelter
8. Army 2 Joyriders 0
9. Word Is Out
10. Why?
11. What’s Goin’ On
12. Solid State Logic
13. Things Are Getting Better (Sic)

I’m not in the habit of posting major label stuff here, but I’m going to make an honourable exception in this case (and keep my fingers crossed that The Man doesn’t sue my arse). irishdave made the merest mention of this band, so I’ve dug out the CD to pass on to those of you who haven’t got a clue what we’re on about.

255 were unashamedly lumpen with their politics, and matched their polemical lyrics with a sharp combo of dance- and guitar-influenced sounds. If On-U Sounds met Consolidated at a rave then I’d expected the resulting mash-up to sound quite a lot like this.

‘Lenin & McCarthy’ was the only full-length studio release from these rebel-rappers and features the classic ‘Fuck The Right To Vote’, possibly the only record to feature a sample of Class War founder Ian Bone in full flow! With local elections looming, it seems nicely appropriate. Grab this and bang it out as loudly as possible if one of the political parastites dares to knock at your front door.

OP’s opinion: Four

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The Dicemen – Sitting On The Tarmac LP

Artist: The Dicemen
Title: Sitting On The Tarmac
Source: Vinyl 12″ LP
Format: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:31:38
Size (mb): 64.9
Label: Peasants Revolt
Year: Early 90’s (anyone know the exact year?)

With spring slipping inexorably into summer, and long hot days wandering lazily towards warm balmy nights (yeah, right), I can sense the fields beckoning me to them for a right royal knees-up. Ah yes, that good ol’ festy feeling is creeping slowly but surely back into my bloodstream. Now I’m a bit longer in the tooth, that doesn’t usually translate itself into an immediate desire to run off to a mudhole for many days and nights of limb-flailing drug-fuelled madness (although on occasion it still happens that way). These days the more sedate environs of the back garden, mingling with a few mates, some cold whatevers in hand, a smoke or three in my lungs and some skankin’ sounds generally suffice very nicely.

So it’s time to bust out (as I believe the yoof say) an album that should help me and you slip easily into the mood, even if it’s lashing down a monsoon outside, and ‘Sitting On The Tarmac’ is just the ticket. Underpinned by some lively ska’d-up punky beats and chops, and overlaid with a bit of East End knees-up keyboard plinking, the whole album bounces headlong into the welcoming sun and invites you to do the same. The vocals are quirky and add a fresh and cheeky feel to the whole thing. Lyrically, it’s green-tinged anarchy that’s angry without being aggressive and doesn’t forget to take time out just to smile and dance.

The Dicemen were contemporaries of all the old-skool festival heads, popping up alongside the likes of RDF, but seemed to come and go over a pretty brief period of time. As far as I know, this is the only record they released and I’ve never come across anyone else with a copy. So, in case the band passed you by while you were unconscious in a ditch somewhere, here it is.

OP’s opinion: Four

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Archbishop Kebab – Yinferrnodgie LP

Artist: Archbishop Kebab
Title: Yinferranodgie
Source: Vinyl 12″ LP
Format: FLAC
Running time (h:m:s): 00:37:23
Size (mb): 73
Label: Seldom Fed Records
Year: 1989

Hailing from Edinburgh in Jockland, Archbishop Kebab were a very strange brew indeed. Their particular melting pot combined a confrontational anarcho-punk perspective with a sound that’s half The Ex, half Gogol Bordello and half crusty new-age traveller skank. Beyond that, you’d probably have to invent a new genre, although you could also add the Dog Face Hermans to it as they share a similar oddball approach to the whole kaboodle. AK were around for quite a few years but I never got the chance to see them (or find any more of their vinyl output, hint hint). Which is a shame ‘cos they sound like they’d really kick up the dust live. Still, this record manages to put a very big grin on my face whenever I play it. There’s a good chance you’ll find it does the same to you too.

OP’s opinion: Four

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