Northwest UK Punk Comp CD

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Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:15 am

One Man Stand - Lights Out
Sick56 - Losing The War
The Bullet Kings - Gringo (new track)
Middle Finger Salute,
The Inadequates,
Sense of Urgency,
The Great St Louis,
The Spitting Dummies,
The Hyperjax,
The Shadow Cops, Calling Out The Elders
AFS, For Your Glory (new track)
Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight
The Fractions,
Down and Outs - Punk Forever
Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10

just waiting for more CD's to arrive.... bands are so fucking slack at times :lol:
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:46 am

One Man Stand - Lights Out
Sick56 - Losing The War
The Bullet Kings - Gringo (new track)
Middle Finger Salute, I Cant Believe
The Inadequates,
Sense of Urgency,
The Great St Louis,
The Spitting Dummies, Suitcase Pimp
The Hyperjax,
The Shadow Cops, Calling Out The Elders
AFS, For Your Glory (new track)
Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight
The Fractions, Proper Successfull
Down and Outs - Punk Forever
Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10

so it's The Hyperjax, Sense of Urgency, The Inadquates, The Great St Louis yet to sent....... waiting
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Postby johnnynotoes » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:56 am

i know one of the inadequates who was meant to have sent the cd got stuck in morrocco for a few days, will get onto them and find out whats happening
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:43 pm

johnnynotoes wrote:i know one of the inadequates who was meant to have sent the cd got stuck in morrocco for a few days, will get onto them and find out whats happening


yes please do, i have asked them several times now, just drop me a PM
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:34 am

One Man Stand - Lights Out
Sick56 - Losing The War
The Bullet Kings - Gringo (now recorded)
Middle Finger Salute, I Cant Believe
The Inadequates,
Sense of Urgency,
The Great St Louis, Silent Home
The Spitting Dummies, Suitcase Pimp
The Hyperjax,
The Shadow Cops, Calling Out The Elders
AFS, For Your Glory (now recorded)
Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight
The Fractions, Proper Successfull
Down and Outs - Punk Forever
Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10

still waiting for .. for a few .... dead line is 18th July... it has to be going to press on the 30th July
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:37 pm

One Man Stand - Lights Out
Sick56 - Losing The War
The Bullet Kings - Gringo (now recorded)
Middle Finger Salute, I Cant Believe
The Inadequates, Strangled
Sense of Urgency,
The Great St Louis, Silent Home
The Spitting Dummies, Suitcase Pimp
The Hyperjax,
The Shadow Cops, Calling Out The Elders
AFS, For Your Glory (now recorded)
Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight
The Fractions, Proper Successfull
Down and Outs - Punk Forever
Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10

The Inadequates, sent there CD, but it wouldnt play :lol: ... maybe there is something in a name :lol:
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:01 pm

One Man Stand - Lights Out
Sick56 - Losing The War
The Bullet Kings - Gringo (now recorded)
Middle Finger Salute, I Cant Believe
The Inadequates, Strangled
Sense of Urgency, Men Without Jobs
The Great St Louis, Silent Home
The Spitting Dummies, Suitcase Pimp
The Hyperjax,
The Shadow Cops, Calling Out The Elders
AFS, For Your Glory (now recorded)
Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight
The Fractions, Proper Successfull
Down and Outs - Punk Forever
Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10

just waiting for the hyperjax...... COME ONNNNNNN!
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:26 pm

the hyper jax .. never sent the CD... so they aint on the comp

so it's done, and will be sent off to the pressing plant next week

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Postby johnnynotoes » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:42 pm

boss looking forward to this!
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:15 pm

it should be heading to the pressing plant first thing thursday morning and a 10 working day turn around after approval ...

so 18th august im hoping for
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Postby burt cokain » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:34 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:the hyper jax .. never sent the CD... so they aint on the comp



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Postby johnnynotoes » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:38 pm

hyperjax = jargabillys
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Postby burt cokain » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:49 am

johnnynotoes wrote:hyperjax = jargabillys


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Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:16 am

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:?:


me also ? :shock:
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:48 am

it has gone to the pressing plant
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:30 am

it should be back on the 18th Aug

the final track listing is :-

1 The Down & Outs- Punk Forever
2 The Inadequates -Strangled
3 Sick 56 - Losing The War
4 One Man Stand - Lights Out
5 AFS - For Your Glory
6 Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight
7 Middle Finger Salute - I Can't Believe
8 Sense of Urgency - Men Without Jobs
9 The Bullet Kings - Gringo
10 The Fractions - Proper Sucessful
11 The Spitting Dummies - Suitcase Pimp
12 The Shadow Cops - Callong Out The Elders
13 Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10
14 The Great St Louis - Silent Home

so if you want a copy either PM me or see woody... cos he will have some at his shops
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:27 am

it should arrive TODAY !!! (monday 18th)
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:54 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:it should arrive TODAY !!! (monday 18th)


it didnt arrive to day :(
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:38 pm

IT'S ARRIVED !!!

ill be posting it out wednesday
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:33 pm

Still mailing out .... so watch the letter box over the next few days everyone
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:42 am

did people get there copies ?... if so ... what ya think?
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Postby johnnynotoes » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:59 am

got mine, some good stuff on there, few people bitching about no contacts for bands on there tho, one track on there proper stands out, reminds me of condemned 84 a bit, cant remember right now who it was tho
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:44 am

johnnynotoes wrote:got mine, some good stuff on there, few people bitching about no contacts for bands on there tho, one track on there proper stands out, reminds me of condemned 84 a bit, cant remember right now who it was tho


well this is a myspace for the CD, and if people are too thick to type in the bands name into google, the world is dooomed
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Postby johnnynotoes » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:27 pm

the world is doomed my friend, doomed doomed dooooooooomed
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:36 pm

johnnynotoes wrote:the world is doomed my friend, doomed doomed dooooooooomed


since the CD was realy meant to be a cover CD

... and it will be on Burnout zine.. they will publish ALL links....

some people need to see the bigger picture before they bitch

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odd that bands still bitch about being on a CD FOR FREE

oh well i tried ... no wonder some bands never get signed,,,,
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Postby johnnynotoes » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:42 am

not bands bitching, people taking the cds, but most of my customers seem easily confused these days
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:24 am

johnnynotoes wrote:not bands bitching, people taking the cds, but most of my customers seem easily confused these days


LOL so they cant use google .... DOH! or does that involve the use of a small chunk of gray matter ?
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Postby johnnynotoes » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:56 am

they all want everything on a plate and spponfed it seems, i do give em a free sticker tho.
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:34 pm

where my free fucking sticker... bastard i feel left out now !!!!

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NORTH WEST UK PUNK - COMPILATION VOL 1

So a 14 track compilation from the loins of product peddling Carl Arnfield - AFS, Worm, Bullet Kings etc. etc. guitar maestro. If women ever produced as much breast milk as this guy does CD's then we would all be up to our necks in lactated liquid and victim to the ever leaking Nipple of Oz. With an incessant desire to put sound to silver this guy takes no rest and just hammers out a selfless supply of admirable stuff that really should be picked up by more punters. This ain't half bad and the main ethos behind this CD is to give away free to areas where these bands are not as well known therefore hopefully spreading the word. Several skateshops are pushing the CD and passing one out to each customer who makes a purchase. An utterly non-profiting making venture and one what says a lot about the compilers attitude.

And so we open with scouse reprobates The Down And Outs. These guys have been about a few years now and during their early days I saw them at least on half a dozen occasions and was inpressed every time. In fact these buggers played a couple of gigs for my goodself one of which was the successful 'Scouse Twats Invasion' in Stockport. This track 'Punk Forever' is a typical melodic blast that has a uniting feel and overall upbeat tone which will be adored by fans and outsiders. The Inadequates are another band I have seen live (in fact I have seen every band on this CD live) but the only time I saw them it was an utterly shite showing. It was at The Iron Door in Birkenhead and if memory serves me right these guys were on the bill with the UK Subs. Fuckin' hell it was a poor do but on this evidence the band has come on in leaps and bounds and here they deliver a tune to savour and one which gets better and better with every spin. It has an adequate depth and a choppy yankee doodle inflection which coasts from verse to chorus with practised ease. A good start indeed and Sick 56 are as reliable a band as any to maintain the high standard and so they do with the meaty 'Losing The War'. Not as speedy as many other tracks from this fine band but just as effective with growling vocals against a backdrop of sound musicianship.

Next up One Man Stand, a band on the upturn as far as output is concerned but a band who have flat-lined as far as pulling in new interested punters. The latter concern is by no means down to the bands ability but a failing of the scene as this outfit are truly blazing on all cylinders at the moment and here we have one of the best tracks of the CD as 'Light's Out' raises the bar to new heights. A truly stunning track and one built on passionate vocals, slicing guitar, accurately delivered bass rumbles and nail-gun drums. A snippet this from an album of mighty proportions and proving One Man Stand to be capable of sitting alongside any other bands whoever thye may be - so wake up will ya.

One of my other favourite bands of the moment are AFS, which as mentioned earlier features balding warlock and compiler Carl Arnfield on guitar. Well, having spun this over and over again I am of the belief that this is one of the Foot Soldiers worst tracks to date and leaves me a little deflated to say the least. I am sure many others will disagree and despite it proving the band to have diversity it never really grabs my attention and comes across as a song waiting to burst. 'For Your Glory' sounds anthemic but isn't, at least not to my fussy ears. Boy am I in trouble now! Flat Back Four next and the distinctive tones of frontman Steve open with melancholic conviction before the track bursts in with clarity, steady delivery and confident musicianship. I like the band and like the song and so enough said really.

Middle Finger Salute follow and with a whole lot of hard work under their belts are finally gaining recognition and seemingly getting onto more established gigs with more recognisable bands. This is what they want and you can't knock em' for working hard towards their goal and this is a right good tune with lots of 'umph' and youthful zest. It skips a merry beat and is a party-esque piece that will have revellers jumping up and down with intoxicated fervour. It fits in nicely with the rest of the CD and in its own way makes a presence felt.

And so to those ale soaked lunatics Sense of Urgency and the vary familiar and enjoyable 'Men Without Jobs'. A great contrast of skanky sonics and thrashing vocals make this a paradoxical winner and give a truly unique identity and reinforce my belief that here is a band that is sorely overlooked. The 'live' shows are always entertaining and when frontman Dec has had a few sherberts you can always expect a bit of added spice to proceedings. So from one one flying fart to 2 damp squelches as The Bullet Kings and The Fractions both offer 2 efforts that I for one loathe. I like both bands and have given praise aplenty to past releases but these two stinking secretions are really nose-turning turds that I abhorr. It is a question of taste I know and it isn't the fact that the bands can't play or are just misdirected. 'Gringo' and 'Proper Successful' respectively are severe no-no's to my rockin' nugget due to the fact that the first is a fine example of 3 men having a breakdown and trying to recapture their youth by composing a Saturday Morning TV theme tune and the second effort is just too damn wayward and disjointed to make it pleasurable. There said it and there goes my chance of winning reviewer of the month in the Carl Arnfield household!

Now from the two shrivelled titties we come to a brace of beautiful bristols as The Spittin' Dummies and The Shadowcops pour forth an exuberance of well-crafted melodic punk rock. I used to deem the Spittin' Dummies the best band in Manchester, a mantel I feel has been justifiably taken by the awesome Shadowcops and here is evidence of my reasoning behind these two self-made appointments. The Spittin' Dummies cruise along with the brilliantly composed 'Suitcase Pimp' a song that was going down a storm 3 or 4 years ago when the Dummies had the local scene on a plate and looked all set for greater things. The trouble is that when you get four loose cannons firing in all directions things never go to plan and this lot suffered through their own waywardness and ability to cause upset without even thinking. A fuckin' great bunch of lads though and a fuckin' great band - what a waste! Now the Shadowcops effort 'Calling Out The Elders' is from a crew who for me haven't put a foot wrong and are a very exciting prospect indeed for someone who has near enough seen it all. I love what these lot do and the stylish sound they knock out, with all levels raised, really does hold ones attention. This bands biggest failing is that they are around when people treat music as a fashionable throw away product and something to kill time with before they kill themselves with pathetic mundacity. The Shadowcops should steamroller to the top but with the attitudes of apathy out there at moment I wouldn't hold my breath. Both these tracks along with One Man Stands earlier effort fly the North West Punk flag high and we all should be proud of these bands.

We close the CD with two solid sounding bands that pack a punch as and when necessary. Kings of the Delmar rattle out the emotive 'On A Scale Of 1 to 10' with casual aplomb and put enough fire in the belly to make this a very listenable piece. The vocalist is very accomplised and is lucky to be backed by a fine group of players. Now that the KOTD are down to a 3-piece the whole package has took on a punkier edge and improved visually and sonically so things are really looking up. This track at 4.25 may be a long piece but one feels you have time to settle in to it and truly appreciate - just like a good armchair in fact!

And lastly The Great St Louis who for me are leaning more towards the rock side of the sonic spectrum a tendency that serves them well and gives insight into the compilers preferences. It's no bad thing and 'Silent Home' is an efficient outpouring that perhaps fails to make a sturdy full stop to this 14 word sentence but still finishes in good style.

The final analysis is of a good CD that will do its job and give everone something to savour. Compilation tasks are no mean feat to create and it is always an impossible challenge to get the correct balance of bands and please all. The only thing one can hope for when carrying out this punk task is to do what you yourself deem correct and I know for 100% Carl has done this and so gets full marks for his efforts. Hey fuckers this is free so if you have any complaints see the man himself and get off yer arse and have a go at doing your own showcase of talent. It ain't easy but you have to try.

As for the North West punk scene - well has it ever been better - this is a small snippet of what's out there so you really all should make the effort and check out these 14 bands before they get fucked off and call it a day.
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Issue 33 of Burnout Zine with the Cover CD is now out

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Postby Dave the Bass » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:27 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:
Issue 33 of Burnout Zine with the Cover CD is now out

bloody great :)


.... if you like that sorta thing.... :lol:
Sure it's not some Emo or metal mag, fella/thingy on the cover is wearing long hair and nail varnish .

Hang on, that sound sounds like me :shock:

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Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:07 pm

Dave the Bass wrote:
Carl Arnfield wrote:
Issue 33 of Burnout Zine with the Cover CD is now out

bloody great :)


.... if you like that sorta thing.... :lol:
Sure it's not some Emo or metal mag, fella/thingy on the cover is wearing long hair and nail varnish .

Hang, that sound sounds like me :shock:

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cant be you got more strings on your bass
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Postby Dave the Bass » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:09 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:
Dave the Bass wrote:
Carl Arnfield wrote:
Issue 33 of Burnout Zine with the Cover CD is now out

bloody great :)


.... if you like that sorta thing.... :lol:
Sure it's not some Emo or metal mag, fella/thingy on the cover is wearing long hair and nail varnish .

Hang, that sound sounds like me :shock:

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cant be you got more strings on your bass


True :lol:

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Northwest UK Punk Vol.1

Yes ... another punk comp. I’m so hoping this isn’t a bunch of hardcore bands playing the same old kack over and over, being old enough to remember punk the first time around I still like a good tune.
I think punk has lost its way and split into a million sub clichés that wallow in there limiting crowd pleasing crapness (that’s not a real word is it). For me punk doesn’t mean you can release pure shit and hide behind it’s label as a defence. So here goes.
Since I don’t know hardly any of these bands this will be a voyage of discovery.
1 The Down & Outs- Punk Forever, wow, it’s got a tune, that’s a relief theres hope for the CD yet , a great opening track that sums up what punk should be, raw and would make your foot tap if you saw these live. I’ll be looking out for this band in the future. “Don’t stop living your life this way”, well said lads.
2 The Inadequates –Strangled, The name suggest that this might be terrible, proved wrong once again, a low-fi bouncy track indeed. Great harmonies and sing a long track.

3 Sick 56 - Losing The War. A protest track, the first of many I hope, you can’t beat punk for that, it’s direct approach will always drive a message home no matter what. We should always be aware of the world around us and if something pisses us off … write a song about it, this lot did, great track.

4 One Man Stand - Lights Out. What a fucking awesome track! This fucking rocks… and looking at there my space, these have been in Japan touring, WOW, bet that’s a trip. I want to hear more of this lot if they write tracks as good as this. Simple and direct as fuck at one minute 50 seconds.

5 AFS - For Your Glory. Yeah more protest songs… mmm this isn’t what I expected at all, really gruff vocals, with smooth harmonies, more crafted than a lot of punk, it drives along with a truck load of intent. Nice whar whar solo as well, can’t beat a bit of whar whar, from there my space seems a US album is out… that’s a bit rock and roll!

6 Flat Back Four - If I Die Tonight. Great opening vocals, kicking into a stormer of a track, this should be in a film as a backing track to car chase, simply because it is a well crafted and well performed track, I would like to see these live.

7 Middle Finger Salute - I Can't Believe. The young ones of the CD by the looks of things, but that aint holding them back at all, cracking track, and looks like they are going places by the wonders of the my space revolution, I guess we can only hope that beer and girls don’t split this lot up before they do great things.. keep up the great work guys.

8 Sense of Urgency - Men Without Jobs. Bloody hell, a brass section that’s in tune, chink chink guitars with angry vocals, winner! This is fast and great light and shade to keep you listening and interested, great track

9 The Bullet Kings – Gringo. WTF!, didn’t expect this, Mexican punk from Bolton?, no singing just a very great vocal melody and guitar line, bouncy as hell and as catchy as craps, made me laugh, that’s the joy of punk it can be many things, pure and simple fun.

10 The Fractions - Proper Successful. “What do you think about money” great line and sentiment, shit loads of power and direction, light, shade and melody here, more brass sections that add to the mêlée.

11 The Spitting Dummies - Suitcase Pimp. This has to be a great beer drinking track, very old school indeed, but this isn’t my fav on the CD, sorry lads. But fits well on the comp.

12 The Shadow Cops - Calling Out The Elders. ANGER management I feel is needed for this lot, had be the more aggressive track on the CD, great control not to just dissolve in to a pure row.

13 Kings of the Delmar - On a Scale of 1 to 10. This reminds me of the Alarm, I hate to use other bands to make people aware of what a band sounds like, but this has an anthemic quality I like, very melodic as well, with a great hook of a chorus, love it.

14 The Great St Louis - Silent Home. And so to the last track, another great band that seems to mean what it is playing, “say goodbye, say goodbye”
I think I’ll just have to play this again at 38 mins it’s not going to take up much of your time, but I think it has put my faith in the “punk” word, 14 tracks that do prove that 1. comps CD’s don’t have to have only 2 or 3 good tracks… 2. and doesn’t have to have that crap US style boy band punk bollocks that has killed off what punk is meant to me…. This is a keeper in my collection.
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Postby Woody » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:46 am

^^^^ hits the nail right on the head .. anyone that comes to Wankers Wednesday nights session and wants a copy i still have a few left in the shop just ask. Or in fact anyone else.
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Re: Northwest UK Punk Comp CD

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Various Artists – The North West UK Punk Vol 1 (Voltage)
A 14 track collection from some of the North UK's punk bands, can't be bad can it? No, it's not, it's bloody great! Bands that stand out on here for me were The Down & Outs (Blink 182-ish though), Flat Back Four, Sick 56, One Man Stand, The Great St. Louis, The Shadow Cops and The Fractions (but they need the vocals up!). Also gotta give a mention to the amazing short and damn funny offering from The Bullet Kings on here, great stuff! The only criticism would be the levels are up and down and maybe the mastering isn't the best. Does seem a shame cause it does detract from the awesomeness of this comp. But this is well worth getting hold of!
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Various Artists - The North UK Punk Vol 2 (Voltage)
I do like compilations, a great way to check out new bands, once again there is some great stuff on here. Obviously not every band are likely to be great, that's expected with compilations, but on here there is some real gems and loads of new bands for me to listen to further. The highlights come courtesy of Stand Out Riot (even if it does have ska elements), AFS and Crocodile Gods (even if the recording isn’t all that great and the opening riff sounds borrowed from "Different Drum"). A decent compilation this one and what's more is that it's free from Voltage Records - so head over to their website.
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Re: Northwest UK Punk Comp CD

Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:18 pm

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28 songs on 2 comp disks featuring the best and worst of UK punk, ranging from punk, pop punk, rock, Oi, sloppy Oi, fast Oi, moody oi, street Oi, street punk, garage sludge and all points in between.

highlights The Down & Out, Kings of Delmar and One Man Stand, which unwittingly sounds a lot like the Testors.

Volume 2 offers 14 more toe-tappers, the best of which come from AFS and the imaginative title 3 Black Dwarfs, whilst Lowlife UK with "Have Another Beer" and particularly Churchill with "One 4 The Skins" sweep the board and go home with all the comedy prizes. A worthy comp sampler with it's variety being the key to success
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