Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock: 1977-89 (Part 1/3)

When I revamped this blog a while ago, all old posts were deleted, including the very popular A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock: 1977-89 compilation downloads. I believe most links were dead anyway, but since people have been emailing me about it, I'll re-post it by popular demand. This is part 1 of 3, including the first 4 CDs. By the way, Vincenzo, where are you these days?

[ Part 2: discs 5 to 8 ] [ Part 3: discs 9 to 12 ]

This is a pretty insane project put together by my pal Vince B. from San Francisco a few years back. As the title indicates, this is a homemade 12 x CD-R (!) compilation of punk bands fronted by female vocalists from 1977 to 1989. More like a giant mixtape than a compilation, as he only made 36 copies which he sent to friends and people who submitted material. You may notice that some of the bands didn’t have a steady female vocalist (The Lewd, etc.) but he still included songs that were sung by another member of the band. This is as international as it gets, with stuff ranging from world famous Blondie or Crass to the most obscure Eastern European cassette compilation veterans. The boxset came packaged in a handnumbered fancy translucent lunchbox enclosing all 12 CD-Rs, a stack of full-colored cards featuring comprehensive tracklist and artwork/info, as well as a manga pin-up figure! Talk about a labor of love.

Disc 1 - [ download here ]

1. Blutsturz – Schweigen (Demo) (Germany, 198?)
2. Penetration – Money Talks (England, 1977)
3. Pyhäkoulu – Painajainen (Finland, 1986)
4. VulpeSS – Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra (Spain, 1983)
5. The Comes – Panic (Japan, 1984)
6. Suicide Squad – New Kids Army (Australia, 1980)
7. Rivolta Dell’Odio – Altari Del Terrore (Italy, 1984)
8. Sick Things – Anti-Social Disease (England, 1977)
9. Accident (a.k.a Accidents) – True Detective (USA, 1979)
10. Dishrags – I Don’t Love You (Canada, 1979)
11. Último Resorte – Hogar, Dulce Hogar (Demo) (Spain, 1981)
12. The Fastbacks – Someone Else’s Room (USA, 1981)
13. Anorexia – Rapist In The Park (England, 1980)
14. Phobia – Pretend You’re Not Crazy (USA, 1978)
15. Androids Of Mu – Bored Housewives (England, 1981)
16. Sort Sol (With Lydia Lunch) – Boy-Girl (Denmark/USA, 1983)
17. Tappi Tikarrass – Skrid (Iceland, 1984)
18. Flowers – After Dark (Scotland, 1979)
19. The Rentals – I Got A Crush On You (USA, 1979)
20. Pariapunk – Double Face (France, 1987)
21. Amsterdamned – Traditie Amme Balle (Netherlands, 1982)
22. Dr. Zeke – Vild I Skogen (Sweden, 1979)
23. The Lewd – Magnetic Heart (USA, 1982)
24. Au Pairs – Kerb Crawler (England, 1980)
25. Mo-Dettes – White Mice (USA/Switzerland/England, 1979)
26. Stripes – Weekend Love (Germany, 1980)
27. Violators – The Fugitive (England, 1980)

Disc 2 - [ download here ]

1. Schund - Schund (Austria, 1982)
2. Wunderbach - Raya (France, 1982)
3. Total Muzak - Någonstans I Sta'n (Sweden, 1980)
4. Liliput - Hitch-Hike (Switzerland, 1980)
5. NJF - Sitting!! Pretty (Canada, 1984)
6. S.I.B. - Listless (Italy, 1981)
7. Manisch Depressiv - Zeitmaschine 1 (Switzerland, 1983)
8. Sheena & The Rokkets - Omae Ga Hoshii (One More Time) (Japan, 1979)
9. Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack (Scotland, 1978)
10. Sado-Nation - Messed Up Mixed Up (USA, 1982)
11. Lucrate Milk - Fucking Pacifist (France, 1983)
12. Dan - Lust Is Greed (England, 1987)
13. Nasty Facts - Drive My Car (USA, 1981)
14. Life Cycle - Indifference (Wales, 1988)
15. Livin' Sacrifice - Mentalsjuk (Sweden, 1981)
16. The Brat - Attitudes (USA, 1980)
17. Non Band - Ducan Dancin' (Japan, 1982)
18. Bizkids - VIPs (Netherlands, 1980)
19. Minus Cway - Gdje Me Vjetar Odnese (Yugolsavia, 1982-88)
20. The Rats - Broken Wire Telephone (USA, 1983)
21. Anouschka & Les Privés - Contrôle (France, 1980)
22. Slits - Vindictive (England, 1977)
23. ICA - Untitled (Netherlands, 1981)
24. Trash - Peace Of What (USA, 1984)
25. Boys Boys - Monley Monkey (Japan, 1980)
26. Honey Bane - Girl On The Run (England, 1979)
27. TNT - Razzia (Switzerland, 1981)
28. Nuns - Wild (USA, 1980)
29. Electric Deads - 30 Years (Denmark, 1982)
30. Conflict - Who Will (USA, 1984)
31. Atims - Women (Netherlands, 1982)

Disc 3 - [ download here ]

1. Hans-A-Plast - Polizeiknüppel (Germany, 1979)
2. Usch - LTO (Sweden, 1979)
3. Desechables - El Asesino (Spain, 1984)
4. Ici Paris - Le Centre Du Monde (France, 1980)
5. Action Pact - Suicide Bag (England, 1982)
6. Invaders - Backstreet Romeo (England, 1980)
7. Lepers - Flipout (USA, 1979)
8. Franti - Vento Rosso (Italy, 1983)
9. Out On Blue 6 - Examples (England, 1981)
10. Mr. Kite - Exit B9 (Japan, 1978)
11. De Zweetkutten - Atoomgeweld (Netherlands, 1981)
12. Ideal - Berlin (Germany, 1980)
13. Holly And The Italians - I Wanna Go Home (USA, 1981)
14. Modesty - Kad Srce Radi Bi Bam (Yugoslavia, 1982-88)
15. Delta 5 - Anticipation (England, 1980)
16. Beex - He Obliterates Me (USA, 1981)
17. Kaltwetterfront - Revolverheld (Germany, 1982)
18. Hydra - Ombre (Italy, 1985)
19. Vacum - Är Ungdomar Människor? (Sweden, 1980)
20. Nixe - Man Under My Bed (Netherlands, 1981)
21. Alternative - Seen Through Tear-Filled Eyes (Scotland, 1984)
22. Schematix - Nothing Special (USA, 1980)
23. Eyes - Don't Talk To Me (USA, 1978)
24. Russians - Anything She Wants (England, 1980)
25. Kontrola W. - Manekiny (Poland, 1982/1998)

Disc 4 - [ download here ]

1. Kizza Ping - Den Nya (Sweden, 1982)
2. Strapaze - Tage (Germany, 1983)
3. Glueams - 365 (Switzerland, 1979)
4. Kleenex Aktiv - Hilfe (Germany, 1985)
5. XL Capris - My City Of Sydney (Australia, 1980)
6. Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You Queer? (USA, 1981)
7. Rakketax - Van Agt (Netherlands, 1980)
8. A-Heads - No Rule (England, 1982)
9. Drustvo Prisjecavalaca Boljih Dana - Sexualna Ovisnost (Yugoslavia, 1982-88)
10. Pink Champagne - Söndagsskolehyckel (Sweden, 1980)
11. Curse - Killer Bees (Canada, 1978)
12. Flirt - Don't Push Me (USA, 1978)
13. 水玉消防団 (Mizutama Shouboudan) - 真空パック・トラベル (Japan, 1981)
14. Bizon Kidz - Godsdienstwaanzin (Netherlands, 1981)
15. X-Ray Spex - I Live Off You (England, 1978)
16. Reactors - World War Four (USA, 1980)
17. Klasse Kriminale - Construito In Italia (Italy, 1988)
18. Debils - Maso (Switzerland, 1981)
19. Plastix - Geschlechtsverkehr (Austria, 1981)
20. Avengers - Teenage Rebel (USA, 1978)
21. Hagar The Womb - Idolization (England, 1983)
22. Blitzkrieg - Szene (Germany, 1989)
23. DIRT - Hiroshima (England, 1981)
24. Disturbers - KZ Syndroom (Netherlands, 1980)
25. Andreas Dorau Und Die Marinas - Fred Vom Jupiter (Germany, 1981)
26. Pandoras - That's Your Way Out (USA, 1984)
27. Lost Cherrees - Living In A Coffin (England, 1982)
28. Learned Helplessness - Vegis (USA, 1982)
29. A-Gen-53 - Stalingrad-Stumpfsinn (Austria, 1981)

38 comments:

Anna Jardine said...

A lot of my favorites in one place. Thank you so much for sharing!

Vinesa said...

Awesome collection!!

Anonymous said...

Zippy share doesn't let me in after I type the captcha

Akerbeltz said...

Works for me. Doesn't work for one specific disc or all of them?

laurent said...

la vache, on en parle sur boing boing, la consécration!

MamaWolf said...

How do I buy the set? Thanks

Akerbeltz said...

MamaWolf, the guy who made this (Vince) only handcrafted 36 copies which he sent to friends about 8 years ago. Not a commercial item, and probably impossible to find nowadays. It was like a deluxe mixtape.

Laurent, c'est quoi boing boing?

matt o said...

You are so wonderful for posting this. I can't thank you enough! Merci x 1.000.000 !!!

laurent said...

C'est un gros site ricain un peu branchouille qui parle de trucs intéressants, la preuve...
Au passage puisque je suis là j'en profite pour dire que j'aime beaucoup la nouvelle version de ton blog.
Bonne continuation!

Akerbeltz said...

Content que ça te plaise, merci pour le retour.

jp johnson said...

Thank you very much for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Um, I remember "Magnetic Heart" being a VS song (Olga's band after she left The Lewd).

Jack Livingston said...

Thanks! This is cool—but what about including the great Texas punk band the MYDOLS? The only felTame punk band around in the 70's early 80's in Texas. (and recently back together and playing again) They even appeared in the moving Wim Wenders film "Paris Texas". Maybe next disc?

http://on.fb.me/QziYGr

Akerbeltz said...

Yeah this is by no means an exhaustive project. Last time I talked to him, Vince had about 5 more discs worth of material ready. Unfortunately I haven't heard from him in a few years. I can only urge people to release a 2nd volume for this mixtape themselves. Ain't punk all about "doing it yourself" after all?

Anonymous said...

so there was a band from San Francisco called The Furys (or Furies, I don't remember) back in the 80's. They had a song called the Museum Song (among others). That's all I know about them.
I'm surprised with some of the obscure stuff that is on this comp, that band didn't make it.

Anonymous said...

Nice to have such a wide spread of bands from my time to share with my daughter. She's had "Oh Bondage Up Yours" as her motto since she was 4, it will be nice to add a little breadth to her musical options.

Unknown said...

Simply amazing, THANK YOU! FYI some of the tracks appear to be damaged/truncated, especially on Disc 9:

9-10 What You See.mp3
9-11 Angry Young Women.mp3
9-12 (Let's Get, Let's Get) Tammy Wynette.mp3
9-13 Personal Affair.mp3
9-14 Porno Pirate.mp3
9-15 The Staircase (Mystery).mp3
9-16 Honour's Calling.mp3
9-17 Scientology Sucks.mp3
9-18 ú-ú.mp3
9-19 Virginidad Sacudida.mp3
9-20 The X Girlfriend.mp3
9-22 Reeperbahn.mp3

10-17 Black Cross.mp3
10-18 Dream Lover.mp3
10-19 Behind Your Pale Face.mp3

11-16 Jung Kaputt Spart Alterscheime.mp3

Unknown said...

This is a great box set, I will never part with my copy, especially because of all of the hard work Vince put into it

Philippa said...
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Philippa said...

AMAZING!!!!!!! thanks so much! <3

Amanda H. said...

I've downloaded the first disc and I already like what I hear :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million :)

Stian Lund said...
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Stian Lund said...

This is so cool! I heard it mentioned on the radio today and just had to see if I could find it.

Really high quality stuff and about time some of this music gets heard by new generations.

Thanks a bunch pal!

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Ludovicaabc said...

YOU GUYS ARE HEROES! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

Anonymous said...

you left out THE BLOWDRYERS ! all girl san francisco punk band from the mid-late 70s. jennifer blowdryer is alive and well , lives in nyc , still performing and writing , and had re-issued most of the old blowdryers material - mike bell

coretres said...

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Anonymous said...

Incredible share, thank you!

Anonymous said...

hmm, no Pulsallama? Otherwise...stellar collection.

Anonymous said...

no poly styrene/x ray specs?

Anonymous said...

Examples from Yugoslavia are from the 90's - so wrong decade. Better examples from Yugo rock would be Tozibabe, Boye, Kaos, Paraf...

PedroTrash said...

This is just stunning >>> many thanks

doctressjulia said...

THIS IS AMAZING! I am sharing widely! Yeaaahhhhh!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, thanks a lot! Many new bands to discover. Cheers!

JawsOfJosh said...

Thank you for your generosity in sharing all this. Wonderful stuff! Much appreciated.

ratbone said...

great stuff. i feel young again. well, younger..thanks