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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Effigy

I stole this writeup from last.fm :

Effigy were an Australian three piece rock/synth band originally consisting of Peter Hardman, Jason Stacy and Annie Beckerling; bassist Beckerling quit the band during the early stages of recording second album “Century Collapsing”, and was replaced by Cobina Crawford. Originally from Perth WA, Hardman, the bands founder relocated the band to Victoria where they joined the Melbourne Rock scene. Of the two albums in total the band produced, they had limited success with “Century Collapsing” thanks to singles “Suspicion Bells” and “Caught”. Though Effigy effectively disbanded after that album, Hardman eventually formed a new four-piece, all-male band under the Effigy name. They have yet to release anything on CD.

I really liked the song ‘Lovers’. Quite enjoyed seeing them play live too and I always thought Jason Stacy was a great drummer. I seem to remember there being some tension between Hardman and Annie Beckerling. If the lyrics to ‘Lovers’ are anything to go by its pretty obviously why she left the band.

This is the cd single for Lovers.

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And here is their 1997 self titled LP ‘Effigy’.

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This is their 1998 LP ‘Century Collapsing‘.

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