Capital City

It’s actually bordering on neglicence how long it’s taken me to put together this collection of Capital City records. To be honest I was hesitant to upload these because I hoped they’d get back together and record more of them. At the time of writing this it’s been 6 years since they called it quits, so here we go.

CAPITAL CITY – consisting of founding members Sam Scherr and Chris Pierucci along with recent inductees Jake Snell and Kate Mills – are Western Australia’s favourite exponents of punk-rock rhythm and blues.

For those who came in late to the whole Capital City story, this Australian band fronted by a diminutive Israeli-born, Washington-raised Western Australian ball of energy, started in Perth in 2000. Their first EP “The God-Botherin’ Years”, recorded by Dr Alien Smith at Bergerk Studios in 2002, received great support from public radio and demon sales from the public. This release saw them win the WAMi award for Most Popular WA Punk Act and tour nationally with Aussie garage rock legends The Stems on their re-union tour at the start of 2003. The second EP, “Capital City vs The Bangkok Lady Boys”, also a Bergerk! product, was another collection of tracks celebrating love, life, hate, death and Thai dudes who decide to the contrary. People reacted well to the new release, with Triple J adding lead track “The Working Class Is After Us” to high rotation. Along the ride the band has supported the likes of Boss Hog, The Datsuns, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Buzzcocks, McLusky, Sons & Daughters and The Strokes plus ace Australian acts such as Beasts of Bourbon, Jet, The Drones, Spencer P Jones, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane, The Meanies, Rocket Science, Sixfthick, The Tremors, Ground Components & You Am I.

Here is my collection of Capital City records. They did a couple other things I don’t have but will try to track down. I think they were a fucking amazing band and whilst I hate to use that age old cliche of “they should have been huge”, they should have. It seems Sam is now playing in ‘The Macho Men’.

Click each cover to grab the record.

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Rupture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture was a hardcore punk band from Perth, Australia, that formed in the 1980’s and were active until around late 2001, when vocalist Gus Chamber died. During this time they released split EP’s with many bands including Brutal Truth,Dropdead, Spazz, Extortion and Antiseen  as well as individual releases such as Righteous Fuckand Sex Drugs and RuptureThe line up on their 1997 release Hate Makes The World Go Round is listed as Bass – Zombo, Drums – Dick Diamond, Guitar – Stumbles, Vocals – Gus Chamber.

This is my collection of Rupture stuff. There is plenty more. More than I’d probably ever be able to track down, or want to.

Rupture – Righteousfuck 7″ EP – 1991 Off The Disk Records (Switzerland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture – Corrupture. Originally a 10″ on Yeah Mate! Records in 1992, it was also later released on CD in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture – Lust and Hate. Recorded late 1994 and released in 1995 on Ecocentric Records Germany and later re-released by SOA Records Italy on 12″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture – Sex, Drugs and Rupture. 1995 on Yeah Mate! Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture – Australia Day. 1997 on Yeah Mate! Records although its not listed on discogs. Physically, it looks like a cd single but has 10 songs on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture – Cunt of God. 1999 on Rhetoric Records USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupture – Brutal Badlands. 1999 on HG Fact Records, Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

Collection of out of print vinyl releases. CD comes in a 7″ sized booklet.
Tracks 1, 8, 9, 10, 16, 19 and 21 are taken from the Split 7″ with Slavestate
Tracks 2, 3, 4 and 14 are taken from the Split 7″ with Spazz
Tracks 5, 7, 12, 13 and 18 are taken from the Split 7″ with The Scroungers
Tracks 6 and 11 are taken from the “Gatecrash The Orgy” 6″
Tracks 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 and 25 to 30 are taken from the Rupture/Bristning Split 7″ (Bristning songs are 25-30, all songs were also released as the Rupture “The Cornelius Conspiracy” 7″)
Track 23 is taken from the “Regurgitation” Compilation 7″
Track 31 is taken from the Split 7″ Flexi with Mob 48
Track 32 is taken from the “Son of Bleeeaaaarghhhhh!” Compilation 7″
Tracks 33, 37 and 44 are taken from the “I Kill What I Eat” Compilation CD
Tracks 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 45 are taken from the Split 8″ with Dropdead
Tracks 46 to 55 are taken from the “Filthy Habit” 7″
Tracks 56 to 60 are taken from the Bristning “Svamp Dagar” 7″

 

Rupture – Righteous Apes – 1999  – Yeah Mate! Records. Thanks to Simon for this submission.

This was a Collection of out of print vinyl releases. 530 copies made in total.
Tracks 1-9 taken from the “Righteousfuck” 7″
Track 10-24 taken from the “Baser Apes” 7″
Track 25 taken from the “Reproach” Compilation 7″
Tracks 26-29 taken from the Split 7″ with Senseless Apocalypse
Tracks 30-34 taken from the “Elektra Complex” 7″
Tracks 35, 37 and 38 taken from the Split 5″ with Masskontroll
Tracks 39-44 taken from the “Fuck You” 9″ Flexi
Tracks 48, 53-55 and 58-61 taken from the “Live” 7″
Tracks 50, 52 and 56 taken from the Split 7″ with Cheech & Chong

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And heres a side project record from Gus Chamber and The Rape Apes called ’18 Satanic Banana Benders”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a mountain of dodgy live footage on youtube if you’re that way inclined.

 

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mutt

They have the remnants of a website here, but before it disappears into the ether here’s the bio from it :

The story so far…

“I reckon the North Beach riot, Christmas night 1993, was the wildest gig.” says Mutt guitarist Phil Nixon. ” Six hundred people a dude surfing on the roof, the riot squad, front page headlines around the country, even CNN world news coverage, filth…”Just one of the memorable moments in Mutt’s career so far. Six years on and still pumpin out their distinctive brand of  hardcore/surf/punk/thrash tunes. Their loyal Perth following still pack local venues like the swanny, the Castle, and the Ozone Bar. “900 punters at club Atlantis, Scarborough, was the biggest crowd at a headline gig,” says bass player Damien Pearce. ” I remember Phil spewin because the door girl was charging three bucks instead of five. We lost eighteen-hundred dollars.”

They’ve supported heaps of Australian and overseas bands; played at the Big Day Out in 1996; toured Sydney and Melbourne twice; released a self titled CD. They’re about to release their second CD called “Gallows Apple” through Phantom Music on the Rocket Label. Six in ya face tracks that show the punkier side of the band. Two of the songs ( CMT and Wades Break) were composed by former lead guitarist, the late Aaron Franche. “This CD is dedicated to Aaron.” says the whole band.

The songs were recorded in Perth at Upper Room Studios. Damien Ward engineered and mixed the band live to DAT, no overdubs or funny stuff. What you get is a true representation of what the band sound like live. “Yeah it was a bit of a fluke getting Damien as our engineer.” says singer Wade O. “He’s mixed us live stacks of times, and always pulled a good sound. So we just said … make us sound, like we sound in the pub. And he did.”

Mick Watson from Phantom Music heard the CD and loved it. The band scored a deal on the Rocket Label and will release a follow up full length CD early next year, as well as an eastern states tour to promote it.

“They huff and they puff and they really do blow the house down.” said William (the toughest critic in Perth) Bowe, X-Press Magazine. Mutt have consistently had favourable press, except at a certain The Mark of Cain Support ( which we won’t go into). However they got more press than they ever thought possible, when a Christmas Night party held at Wade and Phil’s house in North Beach, got a little out of hand. The Riot squad were called in to give the press something to put on the news. (Christmas night is generally a quiet one for news). Anyway it made headlines around the country, then CNN picked it up some more, and beamed it around the world. Wade recalls, “we couldn’t even go out because every TV station had a camera pointed at the house.”

Mutt Have supported the following bands; All, Bad Brains, Babes in Toyland, The Mark of Cain, The Fireballs, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Bodyjar, The Hard-ons, Celebrate Rifles, Painters and Dockers, Def FX, Cosmic Psychos, Front End Loader, Grinspoon, Exploding white mice, Psychotic Turnbuckles, Ricaine, Bigger than Jesus, Non intentional lifeform, plus the Perth leg of the 96 Big Day Out where they shared the stage with the Prodigy. To make your own Mutt you will need; Alec McGowan on Drums. Mark Middleton on Lead Guitar’ Wade O singing, Damien Pearce on bass, and Phil Nixon on guitar and bio writing. Pop that in the microwave and enjoy!!! Gallows Apple will be released in November so Check it out…..

Mutt were pretty much one of the most authentic examples of Australian pub/punk rock that Perth ever saw. Desert boots, Holden Station Wagons, Dreadlocks, Surfers, they ticked every box.

I remember hearing about them on Critical Mass on RTR when the guy from The Spicy Baby Tomatoes was presenting it. They played bloody everywhere and with everyone. I first saw them at a house in Scarborough when I was still in High School. I was working at Karrinyup Shopping Centre and was riding my bike home and heard someone playing drums, so I dumped my bike on the front lawn of the house it was coming from and just walked in the open front door and said hi. It turned out to be the drummer of Mutt. We exchanged pleasantries and he wasn’t bothered that a random 16 year old kid had wandered into his house and played me a bunch of Mutt songs. This cemented my decision to become a drummer.

That same year was when they held a Christmas night party at the infamous 107 West Coast Drive (the title of one of their albums). I had graduated high school that year and was there with most of my friends. Everyone climbed on the roof of the house. Mutt played in the front yard by memory. The Police came. The TV cameras came. We were all on the news. It was fucking amazing.

Must have seen them 100 times through the years from the infamous Sunday Sessions at The Castle Hotel in North Beach to the equally legendary Swanbourne Hotel alongside bands like The Externals and Storytime.

This is Mutts debut self titled LP from 1994.

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And here is their LP entitled 107 West Coast Drive.

 

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SLAM – Supporting Local Alternative Music

This is a 1999 compilation from S.L.A.M, an organisation who put on a load of great shows around Perth in the 90’s and 00’s. I believe it was run by Steve from Atmosfear.

This one contains music from Wax Tadpole (the first thing we’ve had up from them bizarrely), Stoneface, Atmosfear, Thumb, Greenroom, F.U.L.L, Spyder Moe, Troutman, D’Karn and a whole load more great bands from the mid to late 90’s Perth scene. Some of them are making their first appearance on the site via this great compilation. Click the cover art to download it.

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Trees Without Knees

Pinched all this info from RTR. Grab their 2006 EP here.

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Klippspringer

I know very little about these guys but here’s a nice 5 tracker  called ‘Employee Of The Month’.

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Kiss My Wami

This is possibly the largest post this site will ever see and has taken years of work to compile.

Passionately committed to championing Western Australian music since 1987, WAM is the peak industry body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms, genres and levels of original contemporary music in WA.

WAM was originally formed as the Western Australian Rock Music Industry Association Inc. (WARMIA) in 1985, with its main aim to develop and run annual awards recognising achievements within the music industry in Western Australia. WAM first received project funding from the state government in 1989, and in the early 1990s the word “rock” was dropped from the title to give the organisation scope to take on a broader constituency.

And what a job they do! I’ve always been a fan of WAM and the great work they do for W.A music. Hats off to all involved throughout the years. From their annual awards shows, enormous amount of gigs they put on or help with, to sponsorship, to their work helping remote outback artists get recorded and heard, WAM and the people behind it has been a fairly integral part of the WA music scene for a very long time.

Since 1997 they have released a compilation CD that showcases a great cross section of music from all parts of the state.

I’ve managed to collect most of them over time and felt it would be great if they could be shared online. I will update this post with artwork as I scan covers of each year. I have some of them done already. Some years had up to 3 audio CD’s and a DVD. I have not included the DVD’s due to their sheer size, just the music. Click the year or the artwork to download a zip file of the music. You will more than likely need to do this from a computer due to their size. Enjoy!

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1998

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1999 –  artwork to follow


 

2000

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2001

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2002 – artwork to follow


 

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2004 – A very concise version of the WAM CD this year. 1 CD only, called ‘The WAM Weekender’.


 

2005

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2006

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2007 – artwork to follow


 

2008

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2010

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2011 (Discs 2/3 do not have artist names on the tracks. Grab the tracklist image below.)

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2012

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2013

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2014 and onward……soon to come!

 

 

 

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A letter from a reader..

I don’t know what to say about this so I’m putting it here in a hope of inciting some discussion. A bit before my time really. This was emailed in. Thanks John!

A few thoughts about the beginning of punk in W.A, by John Hondros.

Bilbo played together from 1969 – 1971. They were regulars at dances and
an occasional pub but never really broke through as their “punk” sound
and long extemporisations had yet to find a musical home. The band
consisted of Paul Blackbee on guitar, Johnno Podmore drums and John
Hondros on bass. Ironically their biggest success came at their last
impromptu performance at the James St Art Tech “Rock it Out” dance
attended by the art and music fraternity of Perth at the end of 1971.
Paul Blackbee managed to talk the night’s lead band (Fatty Lumpkin) into
letting them hand over their instruments during a break and it went on
from there with nearly 20 minutes of solid “new wave” sound until the
guys from FL stepped in to end it. The crowd was not happy it ended and
FL were not happy to follow what they thought would be a disaster.

In a moment of ironic brilliance Paul Blackbee renamed the band (that up

until then had been Thrash for the previous 18 months or so) as Bilbo

(playing on Fatty Lumpkins use of a Tolkien name). The audience raged.
In the good old techy art way the crowd loved it but howled down the
lead band for ending Bilbo Baggins. It was one of those nights musos
spoke of for months. Anyway, Johnno Podmore went on and did some
drumming with the Troubadours and then many other NSW pub bands. Paul
Blackbee later joined the “Swinging Blue Jeans” playing sax, I believe.
John Hondros joined the small cohort of “singer songwriters” of the day
such as Christopher May (now deceased), Ross Ryan, Piers Partridge and
Keith MacDonald doing wine house gigs.
Have to say that Thrash (AKA Bilbo) was one of the best bands no one had
heard of except for other alternative musos of the day. This was the
real and forgotten beginning of a “new wave” of music before The
Scientists and it all happened on one Saturday night in late December 1971.

Hope this might add a small something to the picture.

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Perth CD’s for sale!

Throughout the years of running this blog and collecting Perth music, I seem to have inadvertently ended up with some doubles (and triples) of some CD’s. I know physical media is oh-so-passé these days but here’s a list of some extra discs I am happy to let go to new homes. A fiver each seems fair? Let me know what you’re into and I’ll put them aside. I don’t live in Perth but I’ll be down a couple weeks and can work out somewhere for you to pick them up. Email elhornet@elhornet.com

All Washed Out
Capital City vs The Bangkok Lady Boys
Cinema Prague – Zasph!
Fluid Time Carnival
The Growl – Cleaver Lever
Gyroscope – Sound Shattering Sound
Hazel Bionic – The Princess May
Header – Sugarfix
The Homicides – Gimme Some More
Jebediah – Of Someday Shambles (2 copies)
Martian Radio (aka Wasted Youth)
No Flowers – Broken Head
No Flowers – One Day Closer
PC Thug – Warn The Others
Red Jezebel – Joyful Possibilities
Sodastream – Reservations
Team Jedi – Good Morning Last Night
Whitechapel – Image Over Content
Valvolux – Supercharger (currently spoken for)
WA Grade Perth Punk + HC Compilation
Wormfarm – You Betcha (2 copies)
WAMI 2008 and 2011

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Thrombus

Totally amazing thrash band from the late 80s and early 90’s.

The band consisted of Tom Scutt (vocals), Lachlan Gurr (guitar & vocals), Paul Sloan (drums, vocals), Anthony Isaacs (bass).

Almost before my time to be honest. I do remember seeing a hilarious Xmas gig poster titled ‘Turd In My Stocking’ while being dragged to a restaurant in Northbridge by my parents around 1991.

I am aware of 3 recordings. 2 tapes entitled ‘Shopping with Mum’ and another called ‘Blind Spasm’ and a CD EP called ‘Snort’ which was released by Dada Records.

If you go down to Dadas you may find that incredibly they have some of the Snort CD’s left in the basement. The tapes however, I have not been able to find but thanks to a contributor we have digital copies of them.

 

Here is the ‘Shopping With Mum’ tape from 1989. Click the cover to download.

 

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And here is the ‘Blind Spasm’ tape from 1990. Click the cover to download.

 

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Here we have the Snort EP from 1993. Click the cover to download.

 

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Selfless – Demo

This is a demo recorded around 1999 by Perth (although possibly Rockingham) band ‘Selfless’.

My memory of them is sketchy but they played in the punk rock scene along such bands as Ballpoint, Boredumb, No Wonder, Billings Method, Kerb etc.

Heres a photo.

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And HERE is their demo CD, enjoy.

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Hailstones Kill 200

Released on Grindhead Records in 2004, this is a ridiculously heavy LP by Hailstones Kill 200 entitled “June 19 1932“.

The band featured members of Extortion, AIDS and Jed Whitey.

Click the cover for the music.

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Three Second Memory – Datura

Recorded in 1999 at ‘The Upper Room’ in Vic Park , this is a 5 track EP kind of in the 90s STP/Tool vein.

I don’t know a thing about this band. It’s quite a good record though.

Personnel for the recording :

Darren Brandli : Bass

Colby Leaman : Guitar

Kane Sarich : Vocals

Matt Yovich : Drums

Click the cover to get downloadin’.

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Waste Of Space

Debut release from ska/punk band Waste of Space. Recorded in 2001, this recording is pretty much indicative of their live shows. Just tighter! They played around the Perth punkrock scene for a good long time and had a great crew of friends who seemed to accompany them to most of their shows.

Band : JJ, Spencer, Rhys, Paul, TA, Claire and Yancey.

Grab it here.

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And thanks to Benny Mayhem here is 4 tracks from their ‘Place Your Bets‘ demo.

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Times Up – Last To Nowhere

Times Up were a pop/emo/rock band who played in the Perth scene in the early 2000’s.

I do not recall the details of their demise but they released this 6 track EP on Roundhouse Records. Get it!

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A fairly long interview still exists on the Auspunk page from 15 years ago. I’m stealing it before it disappears.

This interview was conducted with Tim and Sean (Homesy), the two guitarists from Perth emo/pop punkers TIMES UP. This is how it went down…

Adam – So give the readers a brief history of Times Up?
Tim TU – We are an emo/ pop punk band. Basically we properly started as a 3 piece in October 2000 with Ben vocals/bass, me – guitar and Justin – drums, then we added Sega to bass and Homsey to 2nd guitar in early 2001.
Todd – jerk in background Is it true Homsey whacks off at rehearsals?
Adam laughs
Sean TU – How the fuck does he do that?
Adam – Well he is talking about you isn’t he??
Adam – So what bands are your influences?
Tim TU – Umm New Found Glory, Saves The Day, Fairweather, Boy Sets Fire, AFI and heaps others we like everything.
Adam – Yeah you guys have a bit of a mixture in your tunes, slower stuff, faster tracks, is diversity the key??
Tim TU – Yeah we don’t do it on purpose, it comes out that way, we never try to write a particular type of song just whatever we come up with.
Adam – Well it seems to be working well for you guys, as you have scored some very nice support slots lately, are you happy with what the band has achieved so far?
Tim TU – We are pretty happy with how its been going the supports are awesome, we can’t wait to get our cd out now which should be in a couple of months.

Adam – So you just finished recording for that, how has that been going?

Sean TU – Recording was good, a few late nights but its sounding really good and should be ready in a few months.
Tim TU – We are going to mix it this weekend, so hopefully it will turn out good and people will buy it.
Adam – I’m sure they will as you guys have gained a very loyal and large following pretty damn quick.
Adam – Your live shows are quite entertaining and energetic, do you try to play as much as possible?
Tim TU – Everyone in the scene in Perth is heaps cool, its good going to a show and hanging with people who have the same interests.
Adam – Definitely, that is a good thing about the Perth scene, everyone seems to be mates and it is a pretty close knit scene which seems to be lacking somewhat in other states.
Sean TU – Its awesome to see people coming out to watch us and yeah giving us the support, energetic shows are the best and it’s fun to get into it.
Tim TU – We are trying to play as much as possible at the mo’ so we can try and get our name out there but maybe cut down in awhile before everyone gets sick of us.

 

Adam – And you have got your own fan club haven’t you Homsey?
Adam – I noticed at the Throwdown licensed show you had a few supporters chanting your name, is it those kicks and jumps you do?
Sean TU – laughs I dunno where those guys came from but it was cool to see em getting into it and having a good time
Adam laughs
Adam – exactly right
Sean TU – laughs I’m not sure but he seems to enjoy the kicks!!
Sean TU – I hope its nothing personal.
Adam – So getting back to the recording, how many tracks on the ep?
Tim TU – 6 tracks
Adam – When exactly should it be in the shops by?
Tim TU – Hopefully in a couple of months, we are getting everything together now like artwork and stuff.
Adam – Cool, who is it gonna be released by and is their distro on the East Coast??
Tim TU – Umm it’s on Roudhouse records run by Dion from Boredumb and I’m pretty sure you will be able to get it on the East Coast.
Adam – Well if they can’t who is best to contact to grab a copy?
Tim TU – Go to our website www.officialtimesup.com and order one, but we will make sure we get some copies over to the East Coast.
Adam – Yeah good idea
Sean TU – Yeah it’d also be cool to tour over there later in the year or something.
Adam – Speaking of touring you guys are on the Kittysmack roster? How did that come about?
Tim TU – We sent our demo over to him (Nathan) just by chance and he asked us to join which was cool, we wanted to go to Sydney this winter but we had no money, but hopefully we will do an East Coast tour at the end of this year or early next year, Homsey tell your Mum to expect company!!
Adam laughs
Adam – She will be thrilled no doubt, especially with Sega.
Sean TU – laughs She wont be there anymore
Sean TU laughs
Adam – Oh no action for Sega then
Sean TU – Nah Sega will miss out!!
Tim TU – Dammit
Adam laughs
Adam – Were you looking for some action aswell Tim?
Tim TU laughs

Adam – So with the East Coast tour where would you be taking in? Or where would you like to play?
Tim TU – We will see how it goes, definately Melbourne and probably Sydney as well just whoever wants to give us a show.
Adam – Yeah well I’m sure you guys will do Sydney as Secondbest would be keen for shows no doubt and Crank for that matter!!
Tim TU – Yeah Crank are the best bunch of guys and I’m sure Secondbest are also so it will be cool to do some shows over there.
Sean TU – Yeah it’d be awesome to go over and play with Crank they are great dudes and are a really good band.
Adam – Too true, it will be good to have them back in Perth soon.
Adam – So what is in the pipeline for you guys over next few months?
Tim TU – Just to get our cd out and do more shows, we’ve got good shows coming up, and them save up to tour.
Adam – What shows have you got coming up?
Tim TU – We are playing with Mindsnare next week, that band is awesome even though they are a different style to us I can’t wait to play with them and then Sommerset are coming here in August and we will be doing a show with them.
Adam – You sure will be, the next month or so should be a great time for the people of Perth.
Tim TU – Yeah all thanks to Eightysix music run by Dion, Adam and Toddy in Perth any bands thinking of touring to Perth should get in touch with these guys, Eightysix is rad!!
Adam laughs
Adam – Nice shoutout there, cheers!!
Tim TU – No worries

Adam – So what bands in Perth do you think East Coast people should check out?

Sean TU – Definately Boredumb who are touring soon, PC Thug and also The Critics they are all really good bands, definately worth checking out.
Adam – Definitely, any others Tim?
Tim TU – Yeah there are heaps of bands definately Boredumb, PC, the Critics, Waste of Space and so many more I think we have pretty good scene in Perth and its getting better.
Adam – Yeah well it is heaps better than say a few years ago, some people like Dion, Todd (to name a couple) have done very good things for the Perth scene.
Tim TU – And don’t leave out yourself there mate!!
Adam laughs
Adam – Yeah I guess I have done a little bit aswell, cheers!!
Sean TU – Yeah as long as people keep supporting the shows we will hopefully have more and more good bands coming through over here.
Tim TU – It’s awesome to see everyone getting involved cause I think that’s the way it should be.
Adam – So what should the East Coast people expect when you tour?
Tim TU – Just fun, hopefully they will like what we do, we will jump around a lot anyway, and Homsey will release a few kicks.
Adam laughs
Adam – Well I am sure the East Coast people will enjoy what they see.
Tim TU – Thanks
Sean TU – An energetic show is always good to get people into it and a few drinks is also good aswell.
Adam – Can’t go wrong with a few drinks and a good band like yourselves.
Adam – I reckon you guys could get old grannies off their seats… or at least for them to get a better look at Sega!!
Sean TU laughs yeah all those grannies should rock out more often.
Adam – You guys got any shoutouts before we finish up?
Tim TU – All right thanks heaps for the interview Adam.
Sean TU – Thanks Adam for the interview and Kat for organising a lot of stuff for us and also Dion and Todd for helping us out as well!!
Tim TU – Yeah definately a shoutout to Eightysix music who are doing heaps in Perth at the moment, yeah our manager Kat you does heaps for us and everyone that comes to the shows.
Adam – Well good luck with your upcoming release guys and I will catch up with you soon. Cheers boys.
Tim TU – Thanks later
Sean TU – Thanks mate, later.

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Yuppify or Die compilation

I think I was sent this from the people behind the Dullsville blog.

 

This is a 2 hour, 60 track cassette tape compilation put out by Stumbles from Rupture in 91. It consists of demo tracks, live recordings and unreleased material from Perth punk and hardcore bands from the early 80s through till 1991. A lot of junk, but there are some real gems in there.

I believe this is also the first recording I have of the band Thou Gideon on this site. Other notable mentions are a live recording of ’21’ and ‘Doctor Who’ by Cinema Prague from 1990 and a whole bunch of other fast/loud/noisy stuff from bands I’ve featured on this site such as Storm Of Perversion, Rupture, Black Sheep, Threshold Of Pain etc.

Get it here.

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dropsick injektors

Awesome. Thoroughly awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

Click the cover and get downloadin’.

And HERE is another Dropsick LP. Unreleased, untitled, and fucking rockin’!@! Thanks to Figg for this!!

 

Thanks again to Figg, heres some footage of their first show at the wonderful Hyde Park Hotel.

 

 

 

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Whitechapel

I stole this bio from Rabbit.

Whitechapel was made up of ex-members of the now legendary Perth bands Love Camp 7, Boredumb, and Billings Method, and have fast attained, not only through their past associations but on their own merits, the kind of reputation that is all too rare in this current musical climate…that of creativity and originality.

As an almost revolutionary response to the inane and mindless musical trends of the past five years, Whitechapel stand as a genuine alternative to the mass-marketed, mass-consumed drivel that has been force-fed music fans since the mid `90s.hailing back to the time when alternative music was fuelled by passion, not money, Whitechapel are the very opposition to what has become music’s motivation:image over content

The band’s clearly ironically-titled debut is a subtle introduction to the band, featuring the more direct and simple songs from their repertoire, and is a breath of fresh air from the bombardment of comical retro-rock clones, perfectly manicured punk, andstuck-in-a-time warp metal that seems to be all major labels have to offer the world.Catchy and immediate, with a distinctly dark edge, the band’s songs fall into no genre of any specificity, and highlight the artistic maturity of these seasoned songwriters.

Consisting of five songs and four bridges (the CD flows from song to song without stops) ‘image over content’ is the first step in the journey of a very important band.

Image Over Content was unleashed on 15 December 2003.

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Martian Radio aka Wasted Youth

Here we have a LP from Martian Radio, who were at one point known as Wasted Youth. Due to their being 2 fairly well known UK/USA bands with that name already I guess

they decided to change their name. This seems to have been AFTER they pressed up this record as the disc itself has Wasted Youth on it, yet the rest of the artwork is all Martian Radio.

12 tracks of surf/rock/punk-esque jams. Never saw them gig personally..

Here it is. 

 

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Love Camp 7

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I’ve been waiting a while to put this one up as I wanted to do it right and cover everything this fantastic band did in their time in the Perth scene.

Love Camp seemed to find their way into the hearts of people within every sub-scene that Perth had. It was not uncommon to see them playing a 10 band punkrock show at the White Sands, and the next night playing the Grovesnor frontroom with Perths indie pop mainstays. They played live prolifically throughout their time in the Perth scene and were hilarious to watch on stage.  Once things ended with Love Camp, members went on to form bands such as Whitechapel and The Order Of The Black Werewolf.

Their old auspunk website still exists by way of a ‘reocities’ mirror, and you can find it here.  They had another website hosted on zoob.net which seems to have been killed in between me finding it and writing this blog entry, typical.

For now I’ve stolen the bio they had up there for your reading pleasure.

Love Camp 7 are a 3 piece Perth band who are a bit of a mixed bag, including funk, metal, pop and punk in their music. They are regular giggers on the Perth scene since their debut in May 97 and have supported such bands as Rancid, No Fun At All, MXPX, Sprung Monkey, Custard, The Porkers, Pollyanna and Frenzal Rhomb. They have also played at Warped 99 (local stage), Yac It Up ’99 plus supported local Perthites Three Orange Whips and Wax Tadpole for their respective cd launches. They shared their own cd launch in Nov 98 (for Oddly Slightway) with buddies Cochineal even though the cd wasn’t ready until two weeks later.

During 99 they have played a huge amount of gigs considering they have been in the studio recording their debut album Clean ‘Em All, an 16 tracker plus also a split 7″ with the Three Orange Whips. Played a heap of local Kiss My Wami gigs at the end of July. Mid year Yianni (from fellow Perth band, Billings Method) filled in for vocalist/guitarist Ant as he was studying and this didn’t harm LC7 one bit.

They supported Bordello for their album launch in early December and played a big festival type thing at City Farm on December 19th. Their long awaited debut will be launched to coincide with Three Orange Whips’ release, with 100 or so albums released early in December before the proper release in early 2000. Ant returned to the band in 2000 and they played at the Seekret Army cassette launch aswell as on the green stage of the Perth Big Day Out. Unfortunately in mid February drummer Chris decided to quit the band as he wanted to start playing the guitar again. In March supported 28 Days at the City Of Stirling Festival. The guys split up in late 2000 when Mike decided to head to Melbourne.

And now for the music in order of release :

November 1997 ‘Chicha’ demo – this isn’t uploaded here.

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December 1998 ‘Oddly Slightway’ ep

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January 2000 ‘Clean ‘Em All’ CD LP. This was called ‘Smell The Glove for a while, later changed to Clean Em All.

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Proposed artwork when it was still known as ‘Smell The Glove’. Can not be unseen!

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Thank you for the music Wafer, Agostini and Ant. You were loved and cherished.

 

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