Monday, December 5, 2011

V.A. Back to Front (1977-1983) Volume Two



Yeah I pulled the last B2F volume due to lack of comments, then relented in the face of strong, positive feedback. Perhaps my pissy mood came from outside forces, perhaps it resulted from spending a valuable hour that morning setting up the whole series to no avail. It's all irrelevant now, as I'm happy as hell to re-commence the series and looking forward to hearing what you have to say about all this obscurica!

When  Incongito Records began this limited-edition series back in 1993, they made an honest attempt to contact as many of these late seventies/early eighties bands as they could to secure rights. That attention to detail  gave this series a reputation as one of the best in the torrent of punk retrospectives that the nineties unleashed.  On Volume two, compiler Peter Parzinger still has a lot of wilder, cruder punk rock from all over the Western world with bands like Fresh Color, Scrotum Poles and Chainsaw but we also get some catchier, hookier punkishness like Incredible Kidda Band, Sudden Fun, Groove, The Newtown Neurotics and, of course, The Cigarettes who seem to appeal to almost all every faction of late seventies obscurity-fanatics. (Plus we get a visit from Canada's the Demics!)


(Wrong IKB song but one of my fave obscurities of the entire era!)


Previous volumes HERE!




Back to Front V. 2 (Incognito INC. 047, Germany, 1993)

    They're Back Again, Here They Come (Cigarettes, UK, 1979, from 1.7")
    Floozie of the Neighborhood (Features, USA, 1979, from only 7")
    The Source (Fresh Color, Switzerland, 1978, from 1.7")
    Radio Tay (Scrotum Poles, UK, 1980, from only 7")
    Everybody Knows (Incredible Kidda Band, UK, 1978, from 1.7")
    Radio Nation (Subverts, USA, 1981, from only 7")
    Kill The Blanks (Chainsaw, Belgium, 1977, from only 7")
    Ja Vill Inte Ha (Problem, Sweden, 1978, from 1.7")
    Sudden Fun (Sudden Fun, USA, 1981, from only 7")
    Hello From Berlin (Defnics, USA, 1981, from only 7")
    Hate Me Hate Me (Spelling Mistakes, New Zealand, 1980, from 2.7")
    Fuck The Army (Briard, Finland, 1978, from 2.7")
    Hypocrite (Newtown Neurotics, UK, 1979, from 1.7")
    F.U.2 (F.U.2, Italy, 1978, from only 7") [Actually the Downliners Sect from UK]
    Pappas Pojkar (Goteborg Sound, Sweden, 1979, from 3.7")
    Ultimate Orgasm (N.C.M (Non Compos Mentis), USA, 1980, from 1.7")
    Only Fools Pretend To Be Happy (Checkmate, France, 1979, from only 7")
    Hilton Bomber (Thought Criminals, Australia, 1978, from 1.7")
    Talk's Cheap (Demics, Canada, 1979, from only 12" EP)
    Heart Complaint (Groove, UK, 1980, from only 7")




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19 comments:

  1. Hey
    folks
    ,
    thanks
    for
    the
    outpouring
    of
    comments
    on
    the
    last
    volume
    of
    Back
    to
    Front
    .
    Please
    let
    us
    know
    what
    you
    think
    of
    this
    volume
    of
    the
    series
    by
    leaving
    a
    COMMENT
    behind.

    Thanks!





    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?i0savv8jrxy4009

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  2. Great blog, and some really great posts especially the compilation discs

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  3. If this is as good as the last volume I will be a happy man indeed.

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  4. CallPastorJerkfaceDecember 5, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Why oh why didn't I mail-order that Incredible Kidda Band comp back when it wasn't $40!?

    'Cause I'm fool, that's why.

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  5. been wanting to listen to the incredible kidda band for a long time....so thanks jeffen. Great work as per

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  6. Hi Jeffen! I was lucky enough in order to get the Back to Front series was it was available (well, maybe they still are), but I am not sure to have the whole series. There were 5 volumes in Incognito, right? I think I read somewhere that there was an extra volume published in another label, as a vinyl... Do you know something about it? The Up & Down compilation in Incognito is also great! Sorry for not leaving comments here more often, but I only drop here occasionally... All the best, J.

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  7. Somehow I lost your site - glad I found it again.
    Always loved the non-mainstream stuff you feature.
    Regards, Dave.

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  8. Hey Jeffen,

    Here's your comment so you don't get grumpy ;-)
    Thanks!

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  9. There were 6 "Back to front" comps then they move on to "break the rules" 7 - 10
    - something about a falling out between the compilers

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  10. Another great comp for sure, I totally missed these great comps when then came out. Guess I was too wrapped up in my Back From The Graves to notice. Thanks for posting.

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  11. Hi Bristolboy and Jeffren! Thanks for the information on the total number of Back to Front comps. It seems I missed one on Incognito Records, but maybe Jeffen will offer us the sixth one too. All the best to both, J.

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  12. excellent . . . keep up the good work.

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  13. Readers, as you know these comments keep the series going, so, THANKS!

    and...

    J.
    yeah as Bristol Boy sasys there are three volume called "Break the rules" and we'll go there...
    P.S. if you own the first 5 volumes. Would you be interested in doing scans?

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  14. i feel a bit of a jerk for not having listened to most of what i downloaded last time around (really, work is hell and eating all my time lately), but i'll try and stick this and the last btf on my mp3 player for the slow crawl to jobprison this week. thank you.

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  15. Thanks Jeffen. Looking forward to the bus ride this afternoon.

    PettyV

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  16. Damn I nearly missed this post! You are far too quick for me mate. Cheers Jeff!

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  17. All that was lost will be found again. Thanks for posing these comp.

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  18. Any chance for a re-up of any and all of these B2F comps??

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