Songs from the Holy War Archive Volume 14

Songs from the Holy War Archive Volume 14 (2017 & 2018 combo edition)

This comes a wee bit late and it comes unplanned as a 2017 & 2018 combo edition. The job next to my early retirement kept me busy, seeing a shitload of shows kept me busy (i attended 37 seeing 89 bands in 2018) and so converting my record collection to digital noise went low in priority.

This time round it come with a theme (make a guess why) and carefully sorted from A to Z. Listen up youth, this will never come back again!

As ever: This playlist will be shared with friends only. Don’t ask. But re-create!

  1. Richies – (This ain’t) what I’m living for (2:01)
  2. Stanley – 1984 (3:01)
  3. The Kidnappers – A Bit Of Your Love (2:13)
  4. TV Eye – A-B-B-A (1:04)
  5. Hakan – Accidental Homicide (1:45)
  6. Dark Thoughts – Addicted To Debt (1:21)
  7. Les Collabos – Agenouillé Dans Les Wc (2017 re-issue) (1:10)
  8. Bonecrusher – Ain’t gonna take it (2:18)
  9. The Lillingtons – All I Hear Is Static (2:07)
  10. MEGA – All The Colors Of The Dark (1:58)
  11. The Normals – Almost Ready (2:22)
  12. Loose Heart – Alone (3:08)
  13. Hysterese – Angst (2:53)
  14. The Razorblades – Anthem For The Beach Freaks (2:20)
  15. The First Steps – Anywhere Else But Here (2:02)
  16. Arch Rivals – Arch Rivals (3:33)
  17. Long Knife – Artificial Heart Recall (2:03)
  18. Clinik Organic Muzak Anatomik – Assaut (2:32)
  19. The Dutts – At My Party (1:25)
  20. The Rest – Au Backe (2:00)
  21. Propagandhi – Beyond (Government Issue) (2:08)
  22. Career Suicide – Blank Expression (3:46)
  23. M.I.A. – Boredom Is The Reason (2:59)
  24. Sick Horse – Brutal (2:13)
  25. Ultra Sect – Built to Last (3:14)
  26. Krösus – Burn down babylon (1:53)
  27. Doubtfire – California (3:06)
  28. The Casanovas – California (3:38)
  29. Lucy and the Rats – Can’t Surf (2:48)
  30. The Old Firm Casuals – Casual Rock ‚N‘ Roll (4:04)
  31. The Side Eyes – Cat Call (2:01)
  32. Front Page – Caught In A Trap (1:29)
  33. Modernettes – Celebrity Crack Up (1:38)
  34. New Order – Ceremony (1st Mix, Ceremony Sessions, 1980) (4:21)
  35. No Problem – Circling The Drain (1:32)
  36. Metal Schuppen – Clash 80 Markhalle (2:43)
  37. Daikaiju – Cock Lobster (2:32)
  38. Rokka – Come Back (2:50)
  39. Black Fire – Come On And Do It (2:56)
  40. 45 Grave – Consumers (1:38)
  41. The Briggs – Control Alt-Right Delete (3:24)
  42. Commando 9mm – Cuidado Con Los Lunes (2:09)
  43. C³I – Das geht schief (2:49)
  44. Clowns – Dead In The Suburbs (1:18)
  45. Radiohearts – Decisions (2:01)
  46. Youth Avoiders – Deep Breath (1:28)
  47. Third Uncle – Dinning Rook (3:32)
  48. Windowsill – Dont Mess It Up (2:16)
  49. Sick Of It All – Doomed campaign (2:14)
  50. The Meatmen – Downward Christian Soldiers ( Black Market Baby) (2:43)
  51. Nasty Facts – Drive My Car (2:49)
  52. NOi!se – Dull The Pain (3:04)
  53. Cyanide Pills – Earthlings (1:44)
  54. Artificial Peace – Enemy Minds (1:00)
  55. The Kidnappers – Everybody Hates Me (1:12)
  56. The Windowsill – Everythings Gonna Be Alright (2:49)
  57. Fake Dogs – Fake Dogs (0:39)
  58. Rancid – Farewell Lola Blue (2:27)
  59. Personality Crisis – Fashion’s Ruining Music (Club Foot Demo 1982) (2:28)
  60. The Windowsill – Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall (Simon & Garfunkel) (2:29)
  61. The Whiffs – Forget Your Name (2:33)
  62. Kidbox – G.A.S.P. (2:10)
  63. Mothercountry Motherfuckers – Gates Of Renault (2:42)
  64. The Razorblades – Glam Rock Girl (3:19)
  65. The Gift – Golden gate (2:26)
  66. Less Than Jake – Good Sign (3:27)
  67. Concrete Elite – Got To Get Out (1:27)
  68. The Normals – Got You Running (1:36)
  69. Hagfish – Happiness (1:59)
  70. Spitfire Stevens – Here and back again (2:16)
  71. The Angry Agenda – Here Comes Trouble (2:11)
  72. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Here We Are (3:48)
  73. Thrills – Hey (Not Another Face In The Crowd) (2:45)
  74. Crisis – Holocaust (3:01)
  75. TT-Reuter – Hör Inte Till (2:19)
  76. Swingin‘ Utters – Human Potential (1:48)
  77. Flanders 72 – I Feel Better When I Listen to The Ramones (2:02)
  78. 1984 (Nineteen Eighty Four) – I Remember (3:31)
  79. Maladroit – I Wanna Kill Zombies With You (2:40)
  80. Braineaters – I, Braineater (0:46)
  81. Gerd – Interlude (Abfahrt) (0:09)
  82. Rumspringer – It’s Literally Tearing Me Apart (2:46)
  83. Rats – Jugend In Der City (2:13)
  84. Curtains – Kari Anne (1:37)
  85. Chuzpe – Kopfschussler (2:33)
  86. weeks – Law & Order (2:42)
  87. Rikk Agnew – Learn !! (2:38)
  88. Komintern Sect – Les Seigneurs De La Guerre (3:43)
  89. Sugar & Tiger – Linda Ramone (2:22)
  90. Slowcoaches – Living Out (3:17)
  91. Pete The Meat and The Boys – Look What She´s Doing (2:39)
  92. Gerd – Love Missile F1 11 (1:38)
  93. Flowers Of Evil – MAN (1:03)
  94. Andrea Manges and The Veterans – Martians, Go Home! (2:39)
  95. Sick Horse – Master Race (2:06)
  96. Commercials – Mein Kampf (1:20)
  97. Leatherface – Message In A Bottle (3:33)
  98. DeeCracks – Metal Mind (1:46)
  99. Mega – Minerva (1:32)
  100. Meister Splinter – Misservolk (2:51)
  101. The Professionals – Monkeys (3:04)
  102. Adolf Satan – My Sweet Gourd (1:45)
  103. Descendents – Myage (2016 Re-recording) (2:16)
  104. Conservatives – Nervous (0:48)
  105. Mobina Galore – Nervous Wreck (2:52)
  106. Crown Court – No Paradise (2:30)
  107. Noiz Boiz – Noiz Boiz (3:27)
  108. Last Supper – Nothing Is Scared Anymore (3:20)
  109. Syndrome 81 – N’oublie Jamais (1:52)
  110. Adolescents – Nuclear Football (1:48)
  111. The Haermorrhoids – Nuclear Power X-Ray Man (1:45)
  112. The Haermorrhoids – Overdose (2:17)
  113. The Veterans – P084 (0:28)
  114. Vanishing Life – Painter (3:14)
  115. Maniac – Party City (1:54)
  116. Vanishing Life – People Running (1:53)
  117. Grabuge – Perdu d’avance (2:18)
  118. Clowns – Pickle (4:32)
  119. Mobina Galore – Pieces of You (3:57)
  120. American Nightmare – Protest Song #00 (2:07)
  121. Accidente – Pulso (1:59)
  122. Sarita & The Happy Elves – Punk Rock Christmas (2:42)
  123. La Cry – Punk Rock Not L.A. (2:08)
  124. TV Eye – Radio (1:03)
  125. Es War Mord – Reagenzglas (3:14)
  126. Sportswear – Reminisce (1:20)
  127. Asta Kask – Ringhals Brinner (2:02)
  128. Nip Drivers – Rio (0:41)
  129. Furry Dice – Rudi , Don’t take your love to town (3:06)
  130. No Time – Rut (2017 Tour Tape) (2:10)
  131. Face To Face – Say What You Want (2:51)
  132. Bad Sleep – Science Fiction (1:40)
  133. No Use For A Name – Selwyn’s Got A Problem (Cake Boy soundtrack) (1:56)
  134. Pyhäkoulu – Siat (1:55)
  135. Toxic Holocaust – Silence (demo version) (2:09)
  136. Fun 4 – Singin In The Shower (2:00)
  137. Arthur & the Spooners – Skinheads All Around (2:37)
  138. Brack – Skullride (2:19)
  139. Mobina Galore – Spend My Day (3:26)
  140. Limp Wrist – Stabbed in the Back (0:38)
  141. Purrkur Pillnikk – Surprise (0:59)
  142. The Side Eyes – Teenage Jerk (1:00)
  143. Dogs – Terminal State (2:09)
  144. Guttermouth – The Human Mulligan (1:56)
  145. Die Toten Hosen – The Jinx (mit Peter Bywaters) (2:58)
  146. 88 Fingers Louie – The Violence Of Denial (2:56)
  147. Knock Off – This Ain’t No Love Song (3:22)
  148. Dog Party – ‚Til You’re Mine (2:30)
  149. North American Bison – To Serve And Protect (2:27)
  150. Travoltas – Tokyo (4:00)
  151. Rocket From The Crypt – Too dangerous (1:45)
  152. Public Enemy 23 – Town After Town (2:33)
  153. Maladroit – Tru Punx (1:33)
  154. Baseline – Truth About The Lies (2:52)
  155. Yard Bomb – Turning up Milhouse (1:46)
  156. The Supernovas – Ultraviolence (3:07)
  157. Midnight (portland) – V (1:52)
  158. Lama – Väliaikainen (1:26)
  159. Radio Buzzkills – Vengeance Is Mine (1:45)
  160. La Cry – Wake Up Punk (2:20)
  161. The Bar Stool Preachers – Warchief (2:37)
  162. Blitz – We´re Ok Sod You (3:04)
  163. Dark Thoughts – Where Did You Go (1:20)
  164. The Welch Boys – Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone (2:37)
  165. Brutal Youth – Whiteway (1:25)
  166. Descendents – Who We Are (3:59)
  167. Stretch Marks – Who’s in Charge (1:46)
  168. Rats in the Wall – Why? (1:29)
  169. Personality Crisis – Wild Game (Club Foot Demo 1982) (1:45)
  170. Lion’s Law – With the Wolves (2:24)
  171. Youth Avoiders – World Vision, Wide Opening (1:46)
  172. Please Die ! – X You Out (1:36)
  173. Kicker – You Suck (2:18)
  174. Give Up The Ghost – Young Hearts Be Free Tonight (1:44)
  175. Family Of Noise – Young Rebel (3:37)
  176. Hysterese – Zero (2:19)
  177. Proton Packs – Zombie Reagan (1:32)
  178. Abwärts – Zonenzombie (4:02)

Songs from the Holy War Archive Volume 14:
178 tracks in playlist, average track length: 2:18
Playlist length: 6 hours 51 minutes 52 seconds

Bücher, schnell gelesen: Teil 1.379

Denise Mina - Blut Salz Wasser (Ariadne Krimi, 2018)
Denise Mina – Blut Salz Wasser (Ariadne Krimi, 2018)

Gelesen: 24.03. – 02.04.2019, netto 354 Seiten

Aus Schottland kommen ja teilweise sehr spezielle Krimis und bei Ariadne erscheinen gerne mal besondere Krimis – da passen bei diesem Buch gleich zwei Sachen zusammen.

Es ist der vierte Fall für DI Alex Morrow. Leider habe ich ihre anderen Fälle noch nicht erwischt, evtl. gibt es sie noch nicht bei einem deutschen Verlag. 

In jedem Fall ist sowohl die Polizistin als auch die ganze Story dermaßen cool, unprätentiös und einfach extrem real bzw. realistisch.

Das einfache Leben in Helensburgh an der schottischen Westküste wird durch lokale Familienfehden und lokale Gangster geprägt. Und durch das Referendum – die einen sind für „JA“, die anderen für „Nein“. Und dann gibt es welche, die dort schlicht und einfach Geld aus Drogengeschäften waschen wollen.

Und – und das ist ein genialer Kniff – dann gibt es noch Streit zwischen der MET aus London und der schottischen Polizei: Wenn das Geld beschlagnahmt wird, wer darf die 7 Millionen eigentlich einkassieren?

Vor diesem Hintergrund balanciert DI Morrow einen Mord, eine verschwundene Geschäftsfrau und zwei tote Kinder. Und zwei entführte Kinder. Und ihren Halbbruder, der im Knast eine Größe ist. Und muss sich von ihren schottischen Chefs immer wieder anhören das es ein lokaler Fall ist (weil die gerne die Kohle hätten).

Großartige Charakter, wunderbare Spannungsbögen, jede Menge gute Finten und am Ende eine sehr reale Erkenntnis: Die richtig Bösen kommen durch, die kleinen Bösen verkacken es und wenn der große Böse gutes Wetter braucht, dann hängt er einen kleinen bösen hin. Und die Kohle? Kassiert London.

Das beste: Den Schauplatz des ersten Mordes kenne ich, der Golfplatz und das angrenzende Luxushotel war mal Ziel einer Geschäftsreise.

Caeron House Loch Lomond ((c) gehkacken.de)
Cameron House Loch Lomond ((c) gehkacken.de)

Ein tolles Buch, das Spass auf mehr von Denise Mina macht. Trockner Humor, kalte und sehr reale Darstellungen und ordentlich Street Credibility.

Soundtrack dazu: The Disturbed – All Must Suffer, was sonst?

PS: Und damn sympatisch ist Denise dann auch noch…

Early Friday: Footie waste and Power Pop excellence!

Last time the Pointed Sticks Europe Tour was dropped short notice, as such many of the lot in Hamburg where quite happy that in 2019 a fresh attempt was made to get us to savior that Canadian Power Pop that has sustained the test of time.

Timing of that show though turned out to be more of a nightmare, first there was footie (18:30 Kick off) and then there was also a conflicting show at the Monkeys (with TV Smith & Duncan Reid). On top of that the Molotow (for whatever reason) demoted the show upstairs to the Skybar and to an early start (18:00 doors, 19:00 Support and 20:00 them Sticks). Conflict all over.

Me and two mates choose one half of footie and thus dropping the majority of the support, others choose to drop footie at all.

Millerntor (29.03.2019 18:29 (c) gehkacken.de)
Millerntor (29.03.2019 18:29 (c) gehkacken.de)

Those who dropped footie at all where the clear winners, another goalless performance by the Boys in Brown and thus continued questions around the ability of the coach to drive consistent performance and improvements (and he indeed is the reason why i don’t cover footie currently in my blog).

So with an urge to get out we scooted from the stadium to the Molotow and got the last bit of Sheep On A Tree. Hake, the singer, is most likely the most knowledgeable person when it comes to Power Pop with a Punk background as such he was very eager to have them Sheeps supporting them Sticks.

Sheep On A Tree (Moltow, Hamburg, 29.03.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)
Sheep On A Tree (Moltow, Hamburg, 29.03.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)

For the short bit i saw Sheep On A Tree sounded just great, despite Hake having been moaning on social media recently that the band was hiding from him (and practices). Tight, hard and fast and Hake getting the message across. In hindsight my choice of footie was wrong, i should have devoted my time to Sheep On A Tree. Period.

Next on Pointed Sticks and i am now making a wild guess: Half of the audience was only ever there because 1990s and later American Pop Punk bands covered them – the other (older) half was there because they came across them in the early 80s. Here is how they looked in Dennis Hopper’s 1980 movie „Out Of The Blue„:

They have been around with local success (and, given they signed for Stiff at one time, international recognition too) from 1978 to 1981 and came back together in 2006 with some regular shows and some new output (next to a plethora compilations, best off’s, re-releases).

The good thing though is that it is still the same people, well aged. And here is how they took ownership of the Molotow Sky Bar:

Great sound, great light and most likely the 2nd best band backdrop behind the drummer i have ever seen (it looked like a ripped t-shirt). Love that humble attitude!

Fun fact: The drummer looked really old but did a stunning job (eagerly eyed by some of the local drummers in attendance, who raised more than one eyebrow and more than one surprise smile).

Pointed Sticks (Molotow, Hamburg, 29.03.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)

They started with some upbeat songs and sounded very well: An almost lightweight 80s power pop sound (thanks for sure to the keyboard) and not over paced (and error some bands that come together sometimes do).

They did lack consistent stage attire but at least they had a stage trick: Singer and keyboard had a drink being served to the stage by their tour manager after three songs. That is the wild life of world wide rock’n’roll i guess.

The initial songs got quite some cheering but i sensed in the middle of the set that the audience was bit more reserved. Their detailed discography is not at my mind at all times, i can only assume they slotted in some songs lesser known.

Pointed Sticks (Molotow, Hamburg, 29.03.2019 (c) gehkacken.de)

Towards the end came more upbeat and sing-a-long songs, some covers (where the Beatles cover could have been dropped but i guess because of the proximity to where the Beatles played in the 1960s in Hamburg they wanted to do it) and it all accumulated into the one song that for many defines them:

Somehow it must be frustrating for a musician i guess, feels a bit „one hit wonder„. It also does not do them justice, as they are indeed a gifted power pop outfit with a much wider œuvre than that song.

Appreciation by the audience at that point was large not to say enthusiastic. So enthusiastic that they did break the early curfew opposed on them and gave a Sonics cover as their final song.

Great show by a long lost beauty. And quite surprising how many people after the show got records, t-shirts, tickets and god knows what signed. I was stunned and i guess that small but tight circle of devotees keeps them Sticks floating and enjoying. I did read that Japan was the sheer reason for them to get on again in 2006 and bet ya out there it is even more crazy.

Now back to square one – did the singer had a bald scalp (he is now hiding under a hat) back then? No, he sure had not:

Just like Maniac the day prior in the depths of the Komet cellar the Pointed Sticks up there in the Sky Bar should have deserved a bigger stage and a bigger audience beyond Punk Rock record collectors.

Nevermind, thanks for finally gracing our shores in style my Canadian friends! Your are welcome to return!