Just What I Need

Two decades before the Donnas were doing their best to be the "chick Ramones," we had Nikki and the Corvettes, who, besides cranking out some wonderfully catchy pop tunes, had a front woman who was surely many a punk boy's wetdream. Bomp has reissued on CD the band's sole album -- think of a sexed-up punked-up Shangri-Las, fueled by Chuck Berry guitar riffs -- along with their two singles. You get 16 foot-tappin', head-boppin' songs about boys, "Backsteat Love," and dancing that I think would require a supreme effort to NOT enjoy. Bubblegum punk that tastes as good as it looks. (Soundviews)

Nikki & The Corvettes - S/T

Almost as well-known for its cover (the three Slits are half-naked and covered in mud) as for its music, Cut is an ebullient piece of post-punk mastery that finds the Slits' interest in Caribbean and African rhythms smoothly incorporated into their harsher punk rock stylings. Ari Up's wandering voice (a touch like Yoko Ono) might be initially off-putting, but not so much so that it makes listening to the record difficult. Six tracks are revamped from earlier Peel Sessions and sound better for the extra effort (especially "New Town" and "Love and Romance"). With its goofy charm, gleeful swing and sway, and subtle yet compelling libertarian feminism, this is one of the best records of the era.-(AMG)

The Slits - Cut

Mo Dettes' founder Kate Korus was a one-time member of The Raincoats and The Slits, so it makes sense that the Mo Dettes' sound falls in between those two groups. Korus' Swiss-accented vocals establish a (tenuous) connection with Kleenex, the remaining third of the era's all-female post-punk trinity. The Mo Dettes' angular post-punk doesn't teeter on the verge of chaos like the early Raincoats, though; it is tempered with a melodic flair that anticipates the C-86 style of bands such as Carg Carroll's Miaow, while not indulging the Slits reggae fusion, though the spirit of dub might have informed Jane Crockford's nimble bass playing and June Miles-Kingston 's busy drumming style. The Story So Far, the group's only album, contains a remake of their debut single, "White Mouse," retitled "White Mouse Disco"; covers of the Rolling Stones ("Paint It Black") and Edith Piaf ("Milord"), and mildly divergent cuts such as the jazzy "Kray Twins." Echoes of the Mo Dettes and their post-punk sisters can be heard in new groups such as the Vivian Girls and Liechtenstein. (AMG)

The Mo-Dettes - The Story So Far

1. The Lepers - Flipout
2. Sick Things - Antisocial Disease
3. Ici Paris - Le Centre de Monde
4. Usch - Ito
5. Rough Cut - Danger Boy
6. The Stripes - Week end Love
7. The Questions - Take a Ride
8. Electric Dead - 30 Years
9. Glueams - 365
10. Mary Monday - I Gave My Punk Jacket
11. The Doll - Trash
12. SIB - No One Rules
13. Joy Rider and Avis Davis - Nasty Secretary
14. Anouschka Et Les Prives - Control
15. Tyranna - Back Off Baby
16. Sado-Nation - Mom and Pop Democracy
17. The Reactors - World War 4
18. Sheena & The Rokkets - Omae Ga Oshi

My Girlfriend Was A Punk


I Don't Like Your Favorite Bands And DJ's

Happy Holidays + New Years and all those good things....

Time Bomb High School is much more than another garage tribute to soulful '60s Brit-rock. But the sophomore effort from the Reigning Sound is something less than the band's minimal, country-folk debut. During knockouts like the Rolling Stones-flavored "Straight Shooter" and "I'd Much Rather Be With the Boys," Greg Cartwright and his Memphis combo's sound is as pure, and as well-grounded, as anything since Exile on Main Street. With 14 tracks, however, the material and arrangements are spread just a little too thin, and too many average tunes are allowed in the mix. A bit of a stylistic return for former Oblivians member Cartwright, Time Bomb High School crackles with raucous garage energy. While nothing like the punk/soul primal scream of the musician/songwriter's earlier days, this disc surpasses any reasonable swagger quota. The Reigning Sound's moody, countrified debut had a relative wealth of riveting numbers, and more conceptual clarity, but this 2002 In The Red title will definitely satisfy Cartwright fans as well as listeners wary of the inevitable post-White Stripes garage posers. - AllMusic

Reigning Sound - Time Bomb High School

THE NAZIS FROM MARS came to Earth on their mission to destroy pop music. Because of some technical difficulties their UFO crashed in Holland where they were captured by alien police. After spending some time in alien camps they finally get to continue their mission. Because they like many different music styles they decided to mix them all together and that's how TECHNO PUNK was created - mixture of TECHNO, JUNGLE and GABBA (HARDCORE HOUSE) BEATS and PUNK in style of RAMONES, MISFITS,... but also some garage trash punk. That's as much as you're gonna get of their biography 'cos they don't like to talk much. Well what else can you say about these girls and guys - they simply hate everything and everybody, so don't mess with them too much or you may end up as one more X-File. - GarageBand

The Nazis From Mars - Nazis From Mars

One of the millions of awesome bands to come out of Detroit. Often overlooked this band has released some of the best powerpop/punk from Detroit. Don't be fooled when KBD says this album only house 3 good songs, I asure you there are plenty of killer tracks on this album. Their track, Don't Come Cryin to Me, along is worth the DL.

You could argue that Detroit was a place where '77 punk never really needed to happen, since it -or something just as loud- had been there all along. The important distinction between Detroit bands and "regular" punk -dating back to James Williamson, Dick Wagner and beyond- is that the songs are all, fundamentally, about GUITAR. Great front-men? Sure. But how do you know it's Detroit? The riffs. (This applies to most Australian "punk" as well, thanks to the Detroit exports in Radio Birdman) Cinecyde sported an extraordinary vocalist in Gary Reichel, but their real trademark was Jim Olenski's dense guitar-work.HypedToDeath

Cinecyde -I Left My Heart In Detroit City Lp

One of the best punk bands to ever come out of Spain and highly inspiration to later spanish band. . A 77punk anarcho band. All tracks on here are pretty amazing even if they do use a drum machine.

Eskorbuto (translation:Scurvy), lived fast and died faster. The band was made up by Jualma Suarez (bass and vocals), Iosu Exposito(guitar, vocals) and Paco Galan (drums) in 1980. Jualma and Iosu both dies of overdoses 6 months apart. They gained recognition in the basque punk circles in the early 80’s thanks to their devastating gigs. Their music was highly inspirational, themes of aggression, dark humor, death and politics were often part of their music.

Eskorbuto - Eskizofrenia