|Various Artists / Messthetics Greatest Hits: The Sounds Of D.I.Y. 1977-80|
|Album:||Messthetics Greatest Hits: The Sounds Of D.I.Y. 1977-80||Collection:||General|
|Label:||Hyped 2 Death|
|Add Date:||2006-11-26||Pull Date:||2007-01-28|
|Week Ending:||21 Jan||14 Jan||31 Dec||17 Dec||3 Dec|
|1.||Aug 06, 2010:||Subbing for Ranger Rick & Trent |
|4.||Mar 23, 2009:||PACC Appreciation Show |
Dum Dum Dum
|2.||Jun 24, 2010:||Elite Syncopations |
|5.||Jan 31, 2009:||Lost and Found |
How It Is
|3.||Jan 15, 2010:||FLASHBANGS AND SCARVES |
We Love Malcolm
|6.||Apr 02, 2008:||Brownian Motion |
Scared To Be Alone
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Lots of recently unearthed post-punk and a few things that would’ve passed for “punk” during this era (1978-81). Pretty consistent mix of that wide ranging sound that threw together dub, punk, psych, jangle and pop. Yet another in the series of “here’s 21 great obscure as hell but great bands more people should know about”. <b>Essential</b> listening for any fans of this era of underground music. |
((((1)))) Jangley but catchy as hell, lo-fi Brit pop.
((((2)))) Sick lyrics & title but strummy, nice uppity proto-indie rock by way early XTC.
(((3))) Minimal beats, a lotta bass & keys. Big 60’s groove, pretty decent.
(4) FCC LOADED - AVOID!
((((5)))) Disjointed P.I.L.-like “death disco”, lots of echo & strum and confrontational vox.
((6)) Like an annoying version of the Plimsouls “You’re Everywhere That I’m Not”.
(((((7))))) Piano-clanging, fast beats and punky guitar. Awesome!
((((8)))) Poppy but rough guitar punk ‘ala The Wipers or Negative Trend.
(((((9))))) “Sow bloddye Breetish!”, totally raw punk and full of attitude, big beats & guitars.
(((10))) Loosey, repetitive beats and vocal lines but kind interesting broken down sound.
((((11)))) Paranoid vocals, a bit of odd spoken word in the mix, watery bass, clicky beats, very cool sound overall.
((((12)))) Teenage bedroom punk right outta the tenament block. Moody but tight & to the point.
(((((13))))) Simply AMAZING uppity, charged punk ‘ala the Saints, Buzzcocks, etc.
((((((14)))))) Fast-ish, punky, loose Buzzcock-y, with awesome male & female vox. Dr. Furious, red courtesy phone!
(((15))) Glammy, T-Rex worship, fun & silly.
(((((16))))) Like a tweaked out version of Wire’s “I Am The Fly”. Incredible, wild guitar & keyboard mix with sci-fi dementia vocals.
((((17)))) Ridiciously repetitive but fun & infectious “speed pop”.
((18)) Super-lo-fi/no-fi that’s best left as a buried demo or failed experiment.
(((19))) ’66-’68 Mod-pop with cowbell. Pretty nice.
((((20)))) Synth-y, bubbly new wave with lots of warm strummy guitars.
((21)) Silly, drunken pop/rock but sorta amusing & focused on the vocals.
(((22))) Speedy, punky rock with loud vocals.