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MESSTHETICS #107 CD: London volume 3

MESSTHETICS #107 CD: 'D.I.Y.' and indie postpunk from London, 1978-81

Messthetics returns to London - mostly to a handful of Tube-stops along the Central and Northern Lines, including a special 7-band, 6-page feature on the legendary Dining Out label [Kentish Town stop on the Northern Line]. The usual quota of rough-edged new wave wonders, scrappy D.I.Y.-punk, ear-boggling home experiments, and accidental pop from fifth-form teens, art-school grads and committed hippies. Some things got recorded in actual studios, others on stand-alone cassette-decks placed just so on the squat- or church-hall floor. Bands feature ex-members of the Spitfire Boys, Tax Exiles and Flying Lizards; others went on to Weekend, Alien Sex Fiend, A Certain Ratio, 400 Blows, Alabama 3, Celestial, Afro Celt Sound System, Fraff, Late Night Poker, and ...and the Native Hipsters. Plus 5 bands that got their start at Raynes Park High School for Boys, Morden.

Messthetics #107 features obscure vinyl sides from Disco Zombies, Demon Preacher, Jelly Babies, Six Minute War, Stepping Talk, Occult Chemistry, The Patterns, 49 Americans, Avocados, Methodishca Tune, Jangletties, Stolen Power, Flags, The Steppes, The Insex, The Milkmen, Design for Living, Twilight Zoners, and Club Tango. Unreleased material from Disco Zombies, Buddy Hernia & the Rickets, Twilight Zoners, Milkmen, and the White Brothers. $11

23 songs on the CD plus 7 bonus MP3 tracks: 90+ minutes of music. 24-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts...

Listen now!
Stepping Talk-'Common Problems'
Avocados-'I Never Knew'
Disco Zombies-'Greenland' [unreleased]
Occult Chemistry-'Water'
Jangletties-'Happy All the Time'
Jelly Babies-'Roller Skate'
The Insex-'Inner Sanction'

Reviews

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2 x The ONES s/t CD (Hyped to Death/Rerun 022) Blazing Milwaukee punk'n'roll 1979-80
1 x Hyped to Death #2 CD-R: North American punk "S" 77-85
1 x Hyped to Death #4 CD-R: North American punk U-to-Z
2 x TOXIN III -Iraq. Iran. (Again.) CD-R (H2D Archives #202)
2 x SIDEWALKS - Rhythm Kids CDR (Teenline #204)
1 x Hyped to Death #3 CD-R: All-American punk S & T
2 x VAST MAJORITY -What Do You Want To Be CDR (H2D Archives #201)
2 x BRECK & SCOTT -Dream You Away CDR (Teenline #205)
2 x REGULAR GUYS -Jayhawk Pop CDR (H2D/Teenline #201)
1 x Hyped to Death #1 CD-R: North American indie punk "R"
1 x Hyped to Death #6 CD-R: North American punk "C"
2 x The SHIVVERS -(lost hits...) enhanced CD (Teenline #201a)
1 x HYPED to DEATH Instant Punk Collection: all 6 CD-R compilations
1 x LUBRICANTS -Activated Energy/Transformation Vacation 7" (RERUN #023) Classic Milwaukee punk, brilliant sound
1 x Hyped to Death #5 CD-R: North American punk A & B
1 x Homework #101 CDR: American "D.I.Y."/punkwave R & S: 1976-86
1 x LUCYS - Flowers To You (Detour OFFTB 023) London '79-81 skittering/minimal Delta5 postpunk
1 x Satan’s Rats · What A Bunch Of Rodents CD (Overground 46)
1 x ZOOMERS -Exist CD (Homework #204)
1 x Homework no.10 CDR: American DIY/experimental/No Wave, ABC: 79-8
1 x USERS -Secondary Modern 1976-79 CD (Bin Liner 009) '77 Raw label greats: 9 tracks
1 x SMALL WORLD - Slight Detour 2 CD (Detour 19) '80-85 mod fans faves
2 x MESSTHETICS #101: London D.I.Y. (I)
1 x Homework #105 CDR: “D.I.Y.”/postpunk/artwave/no wave "C": 78-82
1 x ZOOMERS -Mike's Apartment CD (Homework #205)
1 x Homework no. 9 CDR: "DIY"/punkwave A, B & C '77-86
1 x ORANGE CARDIGAN -Cassette Tapes 1979-82 CD (Detour OFFTB016) Messthetics-ready cassette-band DIY-punk
1 x FIXATIONS - The Sound of Young London CD (Detour 54) "We are '79 modrockers." 16 tracks/2 videos
1 x NURSES -Destroy Your Friends CD-R (Homework #202)
1 x Homework #104 CDR: “D.I.Y.”/punkwave/artwave/no wave, A&B: '78-8
1 x Pedaljets -Hide & Go Seek promo 45 (Throbbing Lobster#17)
1 x NO WAY -Senile Delinquents CD (Detour OFFTB002) '79 punks: 9 tracks recorded for Radio Tees
1 x ONLOOKERS -Blue and Green and Tangerine CD (Detour 49) Lush unreleased '81 mod garage-pop
1 x Rubella Ballet - Never Mind the Day-Glo CD (Overground 123)
1 x Homework #103 CDR: American "D.I.Y."/punkwave V-to-Z, '79-84
1 x MESSTHETICS #108 CD: South Coast v.1
1 x ANTI-CAPITALISM: Anarcho-Punk Compilation v. 4 (Overground 111)
1 x ANTI-SOCIETY: Anarcho-Punk Compilation v. 3 (Overground 107)
1 x ANTI-STATE: Anarcho-Punk Compilation v. 2 (Overground 105)
1 x ANTI-WAR: Anarcho-Punk Compilation) Vol. 1 CD (Overground 103)
1 x CHAIN LINK FENCE - Positive 6-song EP (Throbbing Lobster 10)
1 x DIGITAL DINOSAURS -"Huh?" CDR (Messthetics #209)
1 x DIGITAL DINOSAURS -Extinction: 79-82 CD (Messthetics 207)
1 x UNDERACHIEVERS -Underfoot LP (Throbbing Lobster 11)
1 x CLASSIC RUINS -Lassie Eats Chickens LP (Throbbing Lobster 12)
1 x LOU MIAMI - Rituals 6-song EP (Throbbing Lobster 10)
1 x O POSITIVE - Only Breathing EP limited black & white cover
1 x O POSITIVE - Only Breathing 5-song EP (Throbbing Lobster 9)
2 x BIG G -I Hate the Whole Human Race CD (OFFTB015) GREAT '77 punk!
1 x Nuclear Socketts -Overload CD (Overground 116)
1 x Cravats -Land of the Giants 2CD (Overground 112)
1 x Naked -One Step Backward CD (Overground 122)
1 x The Mob -May Inspire Revolutionary Acts CD (Overground 115)
1 x DRUG SQUAD - Perversion Street CD (Detour OFFTB 014) First-rate '77-79 metalpunk/thugpunk
1 x The Mob -Let the Tribe Increase CD (Overground 122)
1 x Cravats -In Toytown 2CD (Overground 129)
1 x MELL SQUARE MUSICK The Album double-CD (Detour OFFTB 007) Truly scruffy DIY punk from Messthetics #103 stars
1 x SPASMS - Return Of The Spud Gun Kids CD (Detour OFFTB 009) adventurous late-70s artpoppunk from the boondocks
1 x MESSTHETICS #103: Midlands D.I.Y. (I)
1 x ANIMALS & MEN -Revel in the Static CD (Messthetics #201A)
1 x MESSTHETICS #107 CD: London volume 3
2 x Homework #102 CDR: American "D.I.Y."/punkwave S & T: '77-86
1 x OUTCASTS -Vive Lyon! CD (Spit Records GOB1) Live '83
1 x John The Postman · Puerile · CD (Overground 72)
1 x Jerks · Jerk Off · CD (Overground 65)
1 x Long Decline · The Long Decline · CD (Overground 61)
1 x Art Attacks - Outrage & Horror CD (Overground 58)
1 x Epileptics ·Systems Rejects · CD (Overground 57)
1 x CHEMICALS MADE FROM DIRT -Ike CD-R (Homework #203)
1 x MESSTHETICS GREATEST HISS: the DIY cassette-scene vol.1 (#110)
1 x PRIMITONS - 6-song EP (Throbbing Lobster #8)
1 x MESSTHETICS #106 CD: the Manchester Musicians Collective
1 x Blackjacks - Dress in Black LP (Throbbing Lobster #5)
1 x CLAWS! compilation LP (Throbbing Lobster #6)
1 x CHAIN LINK FENCE - Fireworks 6-song EP (Throbbing Lobster 4)
1 x MESSTHETICS #105: Scottish D.I.Y. (I)
1 x PRIME MOVERS -Matters of Time 6-song EP (Throbbing Lobster 3)
1 x MESSTHETICS #104: South Wales D.I.Y. (I)
1 x Outlets - Sheila / Valentine: SLEEVE ONLY
1 x MESSTHETICS #102: London D.I.Y. (II)
1 x ZOOMERS -Exist CD-R (Homework #204)
1 x STEVE TREATMENT - All Dressed For Tomorrow LP (Messthetics 1201/Munster) classic '78-79 DIY'n'roll
1 x PSYKIK VOLTS -Totally Useless 45 (Messthetics #703/Munster) 1979 DIY-punk repro
1 x MIDNIGHT CIRCUS -Richard, Roger, Rodney, Rastus, Raoul, Roderick
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