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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:02/2007
Label:Hyped 2 Death 

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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, Steve Tempest Fashion Baby
2.Tea Set Sing Song
3.Lines On The Air
4.Vacants Television Viewer
5.Walking Floors Last Telegram (Demo)
6.Metrophase Cold Rebellion
7.Simpkins, Nigel Oblique Encounters
8.Syrups, The Upwards (Unreleased)
9.Dry Rib Quail Seed (Demo)
10.Astronauts All Night Party
11.London Px Orders
12.Mlr Noise In My Kitchen (Unreleased)
13.Innerpropriates Never
14.Restricted Hours Getting Things Done
15.Treatment, Steve Danger Zone
16.Auntie Pus Marmalade Freak
17.Astronauts We Were Talking
18.Walking Floors Turn The Clock Back
19.Lines Blisstability (Unreleased)
20.Details, Frank False Pretenses
21.Dad Don't Say Yes
22.Dry Rib Alaska
23.London Px Mayhem (Unreleased)