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Venom – Black Metal

Venom

Venom and I have travelled this strange existence together for the last many years. My old chum Kenneth has Welcome To Hell as picture disc and it was often played and enjoyed. Then in 1986 I went to Sweden for a week, there I met a Swedish metal head (whose name is lost in time), and he had At War With Satan, which he thought was too extreme for his tastes, so he gave it to me. Kenneth and I were blown away, especially by the title track. At some point Kenneth also bought Possessed, an album that ranks high on my inner album top 100. I even got my dear old English teacher to help translating the lyrics to Powerdrive into Danish.

What I like about Venom, is their roughness and punky sound. Their influence on what was to come is impossible to overstate.

I had the good fortune to see them live in Copenhagen in 2007 with Swedish Niflheim. We were about 50 die hard Venomites there, and even if the review from devilution.dk is luke warm, I personally had a blast.

My copy of Black Metal is a reissue with a bonus lp of Radio One sessions and 12″ versions. Nice things here too.

http://www.discogs.com/Venom-Black-Metal/release/2489807

Instigators – New Old Now

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Ah. This is a gem. I love Instigators. My old chum Kenneth introduced me to them in the late 1980’s. He had a great deal of communication with the singer Andy Turner. I think I remember this lp is re-recordings of old material, to be released in Brazil?

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Instigators – New Old Now on Discogs:
http://www.discogs.com/Instigators-New-Old-Now/release/2878178

Wikipedia about Instigators:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instigators

I love the cover. Go Fatty!

The Cure – Concert: The Cure Live

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I first learned of this live lp by The Cure recently. And I only had it as mp3 until today, where I happened to find a used but very decent looking/sounding specimen in an artsy bookstore in Istedgade.

I am pleased.

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http://www.discogs.com/Cure-Concert-The-Cure-Live/release/437367

Sore Throat – Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid

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This lp is another lifechanger for me. Basically I have tried to mimic side A in most of the music I have made since 1989…

For fuck’s sake, look at the tracklist:

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This still sounds way more extreme, than most of the so called extreme music to follow it.

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Side B is very good too.

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It was released as MOSH10 on Earache.

Infofofo: http://www.discogs.com/Sore-Throat-Disgrace-To-The-Corpse-Of-Sid/release/367330

Napalm Death/S.O.B. – Split 7″ Flexi

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I love this 7″. This is my third copy. I wore the two first out back then… Now they cost around € 20. Then about £ 1,5.

Read it all here: http://www.discogs.com/SOB-Napalm-Death-SOB-Napalm-Death/release/2195277

Culture Shock – All The Time

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I bought this lp when I lived in England in the early 1990’s. My main reason for the purchase, was that Dick Lucas from Subhumans sang on it.

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I haven’t given it a spin for more than a decade, but it’s fresh and funny.

Info: http://www.discogs.com/Culture-Shock-All-The-Time/release/1358650

Sabbat – History Of A Time To Come

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“Bell, book and candle, candle, book, bell,
Forwards and backwards to damn me to Hell.”
I still remember my scepticism when I was told that there was an English thrash band called Sabbat. I decided to give their lp a chance, and was rewarded with this beast of a thrash lp.

The lp here, is bought on Discogs, as my original lp was sold to my brother in one of our many trades.

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And yeah, this record is recorded in West Germany.

Thrash!!!

More knowledge: http://www.discogs.com/Sabbat-History-Of-A-Time-To-Come/release/2183472

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