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MESSTHETICS #108 CD: South Coast v.1

MESSTHETICS #108 CD: 'D.I.Y.' and indie postpunk from England's South Coast: Bournemouth-to-Brighton 1977-81

BRAND NEW MESSTHETICS!

Throughout the age of [post]Punk the English music press, the major labels, and the established indies ignored just about everything from the South Coast. Their neglect blurred lines between potential chart acts, Rough Trade prospects, and deliberate D.I.Y., and the scenes were remarkably self-contained. And, sadly, hardly anyone put out records on their own. Instead, the best documents of South Coast postpunk were a handful of excellent local compilations and a raft of barely-circulated tapes – which account for a majority of the tracks here… (Messthetics purists may note with alarm that almost every band on #108 had a proper drum-kit (sacrilege!) and also performed regularly in public!!)

Vinyl sides from The Chimes, Bloated Toads, Objeks, Greeting no. 4, Renaldo and The Loaf, Vitamins, Thought Police, Indifferent Dance Centre, Attic, Almost Cruelty, The Legendary Tenfoots, Pink Flamingos, and Mike Malignant and the Parasites.
Unreleased and demo material from The Chefs, Poison Girls, Again Again, Lillettes, April & the Fools, Joe Dash, Relatives, Right Profile, 3D, Forward Edge, Intestines, Catholic Girls, The Passengers, Chimes, Butcher, and Venus in Furs — and an inspired video from Attic. $11

24 songs on the CD plus 10 bonus MP3s and a video: 110 minutes of music; 28-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts.

Listen now!
The Chimes - 'Through To You'
Again Again - 'Wrong Again' [unreleased]
Lillettes - 'Air Conditioning'
Indifferent Dance Centre - 'Flight + Pursuit'
Objeks - 'Negative Conversation'
Poison Girls - 'Cat's Eye''
3D - 'Emotion'

Reviews

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1 x Homework #103 CDR: American "D.I.Y."/punkwave V-to-Z, '79-84
1 x DIGITAL DINOSAURS -"Huh?" CDR (Messthetics #209)
1 x Homework #105 CDR: “D.I.Y.”/postpunk/artwave/no wave "C": 78-82
1 x NURSES -Destroy Your Friends CD-R (Homework #202)
1 x Homework #101 CDR: American "D.I.Y."/punkwave R & S: 1976-86
1 x Homework no.10 CDR: American DIY/experimental/No Wave, ABC: 79-8
1 x MESSTHETICS #107 CD: London volume 3
1 x The SHIVVERS -(lost hits...) enhanced CD (Teenline #201a)
2 x MESSTHETICS #104: South Wales D.I.Y. (I)
1 x MESSTHETICS #103: Midlands D.I.Y. (I)
1 x Homework no. 9 CDR: "DIY"/punkwave A, B & C '77-86
2 x Homework #104 CDR: “D.I.Y.”/punkwave/artwave/no wave, A&B: '78-8
2 x ZOOMERS -Exist CD (Homework #204)
1 x BRECK & SCOTT -Dream You Away CDR (Teenline #205)
2 x MESSTHETICS GREATEST HISS: the DIY cassette-scene vol.1 (#110)
1 x MESSTHETICS #108 CD: South Coast v.1
1 x MESSTHETICS #106 CD: the Manchester Musicians Collective
1 x DIGITAL DINOSAURS -Extinction: 79-82 CD (Messthetics 207)
3 x CHEMICALS MADE FROM DIRT -Ike CD-R (Homework #203)
1 x GODS GIFT -Pathology CD (Messthetics #218)
1 x Hyped to Death #2 CD-R: North American punk "S" 77-85
1 x HOMOSEXUALS -Astral Glamour 3CD (Messthetics #204)
1 x Hyped to Death #3 CD-R: All-American punk S & T
1 x INSTANT AUTOMATONS -Another Wasted Sunday Afternoon CD (Mess210)
2 x Hyped to Death #4 CD-R: North American punk U-to-Z
$349.00
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