Monday, May 28, 2012

Temporal Pain - More to Come (1982)

Seriously twisted acid casualty art punk from Tennessee. 8 minutes of early Chrome type dementia, mixed with unhinged freakouts like something the Boredoms were up to in their early stage. Those are only reference points because they found a sound all it's own, and keep you guessing about what sort of strange antics will come next. On baptist girls (maybe the most normal song here) the drums stutter and stumble around evoking absurd uncomfortable images of  these art freaks trying to pick up on straight southern girls, hilarious!

To those in need of more temporal pain, please put down the ice pick and check out this ltd/ltd. sampler. Seems there were plenty of interesting sounds being made in that region at the time. Mutant sounds had this up though the link is dead, but their entertaining description is worth reading. So here it is again ripped from my own copy. Music this cool needs to be heard.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fear And Fantasy (1982)

Here's the follow up to the Moonlight Radio compilation. More prime cuts from bands that played at the Midnight Club. Including some great post punk tunes from Artery, The Pinkies, Flying Club, The Room, Dr Mix and the Remix, Out on Blue Six, and Patrik Fitzgerald Group.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Positive Noise - Give Me Passion 12", Charm 12", Love Like Property 7" (1981)

There were so many uniquely brilliant records coming out in 1981, it boggles the mind. 1981 was a big year for Scotland's Positive Noise as well. The original incarnation lead by Ross Middleton's distinctive croon. Released an LP, a bunch of singles, and had a couple of comp appearances. Their Heart of Darkness is one of my favorite post-punk LP's of the day, and has yet to be reissued. If you haven't heard Heart of Darkness, I recommend you check it out here before listening to these singles.

It's worth noting the two 12" records here have an extra song the 7"s omit. Both End of a Dream, and Moscow Motion are great Positive Noise tracks. Ditto for Love Like Property, and Give Me Passion. All are similar in style to Heart of Darkness. Both Ghosts, and ...And Yet Again were on the LP, the latter being the only early Positive Noise song I don't have much love for. Charm finds them trying on some more danceable sounds, with a horn section. Pretty cool, but it's not really my thing. I also included the 7" edited version of Charm, and Give Me Passion from the 7", because it's a slightly better rip.

There's also two live tracks on the Cabaret Futura comp I put up here. Mutant Sounds has the Second City Statik comp also with two songs. So that's the entirety of the Ross Middleton era Positive Noise recorded works. After which the band changed it's sound quite a lot. Ross would go on the form the synthpop duo of Leisure Process, with occasional Positive Noise contributor Gary Barnacle.