SKIDS ‘ABSOLUTE GAME ‘OUT!

Captain Oi releases the Skids classic album ‘The Absolute Game’ this month. Featuring legendary tracks like ‘Circus Games’ and the controversial ‘Strength through Joy’ you can get it from good stores or from www.captainoi.com

Next month sees the Captain releasing new picture disc vinyl of the U.K Subs Brand New Age, and Sham 69s Tell us the Truth.

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DANZIG GETS A ROCK OF LOVE?

Rumours reach us that former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig will be the next star of reality TV show Rock Of Love. If he does he will follow Poison singer Brett Michaels quest to live in a house full of beautiful women in a quest to shag one!!! Its only a rumour tho-we wait with baited breath!!!

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MAGAZINE ALBUM AND SHOWS!

MAGAZINE
An Anthology: 02.78 – 06.81
 
Re-mastered with singes & b-sides

 
Release date: 9 February 2009

To coincide with Magazine’s first UK tour since 1981, EMI is proud to announce the release of a definitive, double-anthology, CD retrospective of the band’s highly-influential career, including singles and b-sides.
 
Featuring songs from the band’s four studio albums – Real Life, Secondhand Daylight, The Correct Use Of Soap and Magic, Murder And The Weather – in chronological order, the anthology highlights the breadth of Magazine’s diversity and talent.  Founded in 1977 by former Buzzcock Howard Devoto, the band wilfully ignored the prevailing musical orthodoxy of the punk era, rejecting punk’s reductiveness for a musical template which incorporated keyboards and a textuality that had blinkered and faint-hearted critics crying out that prog rock had returned. Magazine were progressive, but their music was focused, concise: never an overblown showcase for musical virtuosity. Melody was never sacrificed. It says volumes for Magazine’s scope that they were lauding John Barry at a time when the world was seemingly trying to be The Clash or re-write The Ramones songbook.
 
As well as Devoto, the band featured the talents of Guitarist John McGeoch (who sadly passed away in 2004) – an inimitable stylist who later went on to join Siouxsie And The Banshees and Public Image Ltd; and bassist Barry Adamson who has carved out a notable solo career, in addition to working with Nick Cave. Magazine’s producers included John Leckie (The Stone Roses) and the legendary Martin Hannett. Devoto’s adroit choice of collaborators helped make Magazine unique.
 
The Anthology includes all the band’s singles and b-sides (listed below). The album artwork will be designed by Malcolm Garrett (Buzzcocks, Magazine, Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel, etc).
 
Tracklisting:
 
CD1:
1.                       Shot By Both Sides – Original Single Version
2.                       My Tulpa
3.                       Definitive Gaze
4.                       Parade
5.                       The Light Pours Out Of Me (co-write with Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley)
6.                       My Mind Ain’t So Open
7.                       Touch And Go
8.                       Goldfinger
9.                       Rhythm Of Cruelty – Original Single Version
10.                   Back To Nature
11.                   Permafrost
12.                   Feed The Enemy
13.                   Give Me Everything
14.                   I Love You, You Big Dummy
15.                   TV Baby

 
                                                                                                                                 P.TO.
CD2:
1.                       A Song From Under the Floorboards
2.                       Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
3.                       Sweetheart Contract
4.                       Because You’re Frightened
5.                       I Want To Burn Again
6.                       Model Worker
7.                       Twenty Years Ago
8.                       The Book
9.                       Upside Down
10.                   About The Weather
11.                   Vigilance
12.                   Come Alive
13.                   The Garden
14.                   In The Dark
15.                   The Operative

CD1:
1-5: from Real Life
6: Shot by Both Sides b-side
7-8: non-album single & accompanying b-side
9-12: from Secondhand Daylight
13-14: non-album single & accompanying b-side
15: b-side of Rhythm of Cruelty
 
CD2:
1-6: from The Correct Use Of Soap
7: b-side of A Song From Under The Under The Floorbaords
8: b-side of Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
9: non-album single
10-13: from Magic, Murder and the Weather
14-15: b-sides of About The Weather 12”
 
 
 
Magazine will play the following live dates – their first live for 28 years – in 2009:
 
12 Feb @ The Forum, London
13 Feb @ The Forum, London
14 Feb @ Club Academy, Manchester
16 Feb @ Academy, Glasgow
17 Feb @ Club Academy, Manchester
 
The line-up will include Howard Devoto, who formed the band after he left Buzzcocks in 1977; Dave Formula, who joined after post-punk anthem and debut single ‘Shot By Both Sides’; Barry Adamson and John Doyle. The replacement for the much missed John McGeoch will be Noko, who was the co-member of Luxuria with Devoto, and in Apollo 440.
 
 
 

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PERE UBU LABEL NEWS

David Thomas’ web-only record label,
hearpen.com, announces new releases for 2009 including two singles and a PERE UBU live recording from 1987.

David Thomas will commemorate friend, band mate and long time collaborator, Jim Jones (who died unexpectedly of a heart attack on February 18, 2008), with the re-release of the 1980 single ”The Incredible Truth” backed with ”Long Walk Home.”

Jim Jones, a fixture of the Cleveland music scene, was a member of Pere Ubu for over 15 years. According to Pitchfork.com “Jones joined Pere Ubu in 1987, after serving as a roadie. Due to his declining health, he retired from the live band in August 1995, although he continued to record with Pere Ubu for some time after, playing on 1998’s Pennsylvania and 2002’s St Arkansas. Jones is particularly noted for his contributions to the more pop-oriented sound Pere Ubu embraced during his tenure with the band. A life-long musician, Jones also played with Mirrors, the Styrenes, the Electric Eels, Foreign Bodies, Easter Monkeys, and Home & Garden.”

Other releases slated for 2009 on hearpen.com include a single of two new songs from Rocket From The Tombs titled “I Sell Soul” backed with ”Romeo & Juliet,” and a Pere Ubu live recording from 1987.  The line-up features the ‘two drummers version’ (Chris Cutler and Scott Krauss) of Pere Ubu.  The release is as yet untitled.  Further details will be made available closer to the release date.

The online-only record label, hearpen.com, went live on December 11, 2007. The site makes new releases available every month and specializes in downloadable rarities, live recordings, limited releases, and anything else of note by Pere Ubu and bands related to Pere Ubu or Ubu Projex. "In 1975 Hearpen Records was one of the first of the DIY labels. It was gloriously amateurish – we hand assembled and glued together the record sleeves. We schlepped packages down to the post office," Thomas says. "33 years later the market has cycled round to the same place – the only difference is that now we get the record buyers to hand-make their own records and their own sleeves – that’s what I call progress!"

David Thomas launched hearpen.com in partnership with Smog Veil Records ("They are Clevelanders"). Thomas was fed up with the "lousy compression ratios" that were being used on commercial download audio sites. hearpen.com uses only the best quality audio settings to manufacture its MP3 files.

In time Thomas hopes that all Pere Ubu’s studio albums will be available on hearpen.com. The label recently posted the 2008 re-master of the internationally acclaimed Pere Ubu album, Dub Housing (1978). The audio quality is the best available on the internet.

"Over the decades, whenever the technology advances, we go back to the original analog tapes and re-transfer them to digital and re-master accordingly," Thomas says. "We like to fix things. The ephemeral nature of download audio actually encourages this obsession. It is the advantage of the medium."

Smog Veil Records was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991.  The label is distributed by Revolver, Super D, CTD Ltd., Southern, Forced Exposure, Get Hip, Subterranean, Cargo, Sonic Unyon (Canada) and RoyaltyShare. Artists with releases on the label include Pere Ubu, Unknown Instructors, Peter Laughner, Complaints Choir, The Pagans, Teacher’s Pet, Thor, Rocket From The Tombs, Amps II Eleven, New Christs (featuring Rob Younger of Radio Birdman) and Rubber City Rebels.  Visit Smog Veil Records online at:
http://www.smogveil.com/

 

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PUNK N DISORDERLY ORDER

PUNK & DISORDERLY THE FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY, 20TH – 22ND 2009

FRIDAY
LAST RESORT
SYMARIP
DIE KASSIERER
KLINGONZ
KLASSE KRIMINALE
TOXPACK
MOPED LADS
MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE
BLACK TARTAN CLAN
GIMP FIST
RAZORBLADE

SATURDAY
COCK SPARRER
STOMPER 98
DISCHARGE
GONADS
SECTION 5
URBAN REJECTS
FREIBOITER
MONSTER SQUAD
VICE SQUAD
CRUSHING CASPARS
CRASHED OUT
DETECTORS
PULLOUT

SUNDAY
THE BOYS
THE GLITTER BAND
ARGY BARGY
MARK FOGGO & THE SKASTERS
PÖBEL & GESOCKS
EASTSIDE BOYS
SONIC BOOM SIX
MELANIE & THE SECRET ARMY
RADIO DEAD ONES
THE DESPISED

PUNK & DISORDERLY OPENING NIGHT
FEBRUARY, 19TH 2009

BAD CO PROJECT (feat.
members of Oxymoron, Frontkick & Towerblocks)
GEWAPEND BETON
ANTICOPS

FOR ALL INFOS, TIME SCHEDULE & TICKETS CHECK
www. punk-disorderly. de

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COCK SPARRER HIT HOLLAND

Sparrer are playing the Melkweg Amsterdam on Sat 21 November.

Also on the bill are Peter and the Test Tube Babies, East End Badoes, The Agitators, Middle Finger Salute, Play Daisy & G.O.H.

tickets go on sale Monday 12 january at 25 euro

Available from rebelliontickets@btinternet.com

or call 0044 (0) 2476 601 678

Capacity is just 1300 – this is the smallest Europe capacity for any Sparrer gig

www. rebellionfestivals. com

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