I got a love story with the Passions, a post-punk band who made 3 albums, including the famous single "I'm in Love With a German Film Star", at the beginning of the eighties. This is their third album, long forgotten but as good as the others. Ripped from vinyl.
Crazy psychedelic-punk-noise from Texas, the Butthole Surfers did influence many bands. I don't know why, but this makes me think to the side-project of Alain Jourgensen's Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, without the industrial side : same humour, same violence. A must-have.
Before founding the controversed band Death In June, there was Crisis, a (post) punk band already fulled with the darkness and cynical "humour" later used. There are bad things to play with like political extreme messages (Crisis was extreme-left, Death In June used to show an extreme-right image), but the music is here, and it rules !
Rosa Mota came around 1994/95 with a very pleasant noisy-pop, direct heritage of the 87/91 style of Sonic Youth : half melodies half noise, dark music, screaming guitars. They made 2 very good albums, this is the first one.
Dark, cynical and with a strong punk spirit, Barkmarket never had the success they deserved to. This album is still running in my ears 15 years after. Not far from people like Jesus Lizard or all the noise scene.
What can you say more : this was a Factory (Benelux) band. Dark, cold, electronic, they were from Holland I think. This is their first (reissued CD version) album, in 1979. Sometimes close to Cabaret Voltaire and industrial stuff. Their second one was closest to bands like Joy Division.
A typical "Sub Pop" band, as people called the new scene before someone called it grunge. SO they were not grunge, they played pop melodies over noise guitars, a really good band long forgotten. This is their first album.
One of the records I used to listen to every day around 1990. Where do they came from, I don't know. This was typical "grunge" (I hate this word) with something strange in it. They werre signed to Danceteria, a french label, which is unusual while every band of this kind where on Sub Pop & co at the time... this is probably why they disappeared from all memories. Anyone who loves this music should listen to this Tantrum.
Rema Rema is a post-punk band born at the beginning of the eighties. They did not many things, but this EP is great. All members later played in famous bands : Adam & The Ants, Wolfgang Press, Renegade Soundwave and Psychic TV.
Dave Ball was the "second man" in Soft Cell, with Marc Almond. He made this fantastic solo-album in 1983. Very experimental and not far from industrial music. Rare Tempo is a 12" issued the same year, featuring Gavin Friday (Virgin Prunes) and Genesis P.Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV).
I like music with bones inside. You will find here some music from the punk era until the end of the XXth century, no more recent (some artists still exist and still earn money with their recent albums, you know). - Warning 1 : cliking on the covers makes people happy. - Warning 2 : some stuff encoded AAC (use iTunes or Audacity).