Monthly Archives: July 2008

Verktum – Verktum EP

Verktum – Verktum EP (Self-Released) 2003. The band Verktum is the same group as the band VRKTM that I raved about back in June 2007. At some point they got rid of their vowels. Who needs em? That’s what I … Continue reading

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Reggie Griffin and Technofunk – Mirda Rock

Reggie Griffin and Technofunk – Mirda Rock (Sweet Mountain Records) 1982. People are inherently flawed. The human race has never and will never leave any perfect artefact behind because we are imperfect. The role of art in all of this … Continue reading

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Pankrti – Dolgcajt

Pankrti – Dolgcajt (RTV LJ) 1980. Along with the utterly brilliant first Pekinska Patka LP, Dolgcajt by Pankrti represents the high water mark in late 1970s/early 1980s Yugo punk. These two albums should be essential additions to any punk’s record … Continue reading

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Big In Japan – From Y to Z and Never Again

Big In Japan – Nothing Special, Cindy and the Barbi Dolls, // Suicide a Go Go, Taxi (Cage 001 ) 1978. This is one of those supergroups that you hear a lot about but don’t ever really hear. Or at … Continue reading

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Skafish – Disgracing The Family Name

Skafish – Disgracing The Family Name// Work Song(Illegal Records) 1979. Do you know a lot about Jim Skafish? I didn’t either. I saw him in Urgh! A Music War many years ago. He’s towards the end and he does the … Continue reading

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The Patty Duke

Patrick Adams (pictured) and Peter Brown: Back in the early days of hip-hop before Run DMC and LL Cool J, rappers would rock the mic over a backup track. Usually the backup track was the B-Side of a disco single. … Continue reading

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Angst – Self-Titled EP (Happy Squid) 1983. Here’s a rather obscure one for you. This is the first release by the band Angst. I bought this in 1986 when it was re-released on SST. It had originally been released on … Continue reading

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