Various Artists / Messthetics #102: D.I.Y. 78-81 London Ii
Album:Messthetics #102: D.I.Y. 78-81 London Ii Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Feb 2007
Label:Hyped 2 Death 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-04-22 Pull Date:2007-06-24 
Week Ending:Jun 24Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3May 27May 20May 13May 6

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 05, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: After Hours [1ST15]
Cold Rebellion
4.Jun 22, 2007:Lost and Found
Last Telegram (Demo)
Last Telegram (Demo)
5.Jun 19, 2007:Lost and Found
Quail Seed (Demo)
3.Mar 23, 2009:PACC Appreciation Show
We Were Talking
6.Jun 13, 2007:Baptism of Solitude (extended mix)
False Pretenses

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2007-04-05 
An EXCELLENT compilation of late 70s/early 80s lo-fi punk underground gems. Albeit not as stellar as the #101 London I comp of the series, there still plenty of jewels in the rough to discover. For the fans of Joy Division, the Damned, Sham 69, Swell Maps, the Ex, the Stranglers, Music Machine, Bratmobile… look no further! In contrast to the #101 comp, the emphasis here is on compositions with a heavier sound which to me feels as the harbinger of early 80s hard core (and maybe 90s riot grrrl; eg. track 21) while still referencing sounds that belong to the 1960s garage-psychedelia and freakbeat era. Dig it!
Play 9, 17, 18, 16, 5, 7, 20, 21, 23, 13, 6, 22
1. Hard core-ish with weird distorto guit leads and happy vocals.
2. Silly uptempo sing-along.
3. Dark. Joy Division meets Siouxsie/Banshees.
4. Punk. Dry, apocalyptic, millitant.
5. Joy Division-ish new wave w/ 60s psych chorus and vocals.
6. Casio-beat driven indie pop. The Magnetic Fields.
7. Noise-tape experimentation. Very Swell Maps.
8. Jazzy/hippy psychedelia/flower power.
9. Fuck yeah! Woah! I believe this called “FREAK BEAT”. Punky.
10. Whacked out heavy punk with catchy synth-driven chorus.
11. The Damned and Sham 69.
12. FCCs!
13. Post-punky. Got that Blondie NYC punk sound.
14. Heavy synth psych with punk guitar. Disturbing/psychotic vox.
15. Fast punker. The Damned.
16. Catchy psych rock’n’roll about marmalade.
17. What a gem?! Killer garage-psych punker with a sappy break. The Music Machine meets Serges Gainsbourg.
18. Crazy dance-y fast. Awesome. The Stranglers
19. Psych indie pop. The Soft Boys.
20. Straight up. Hard core-ish punk. Mike Howes will dig.
21. 60s farfisa. Proto riot grrl. The Bratmobile. The Rondelles.
22. Booming bass. Spy rock references.
23. Militant and offensive. The Ex

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Treatment, SteveTempest Fashion Baby
2.Tea SetSing Song
3.LinesOn The Air
4.VacantsTelevision Viewer
5.Walking FloorsLast Telegram (Demo)
6.MetrophaseCold Rebellion
7.Simpkins, NigelOblique Encounters
8.Syrups, TheUpwards (Unreleased)
9.Dry RibQuail Seed (Demo)
10.AstronautsAll Night Party
11.London PxOrders
12.MlrNoise In My Kitchen (Unreleased)
14.Restricted HoursGetting Things Done
15.Treatment, SteveDanger Zone
16.Auntie PusMarmalade Freak
17.AstronautsWe Were Talking
18.Walking FloorsTurn The Clock Back
19.LinesBlisstability (Unreleased)
20.Details, FrankFalse Pretenses
21.DadDon't Say Yes
22.Dry RibAlaska
23.London PxMayhem (Unreleased)