These are the tracks of ‘Headache’ on this split-tape with ‘Recusant’
‘Headache’ was an eclectic combo of European crusties who lived at the 120 Rats (One Twenty Rats) squat in Leeds. I remember ‘Titi’ (guitar; also in ‘Love, Chips and Peace’ – NOT the drummer of the French band ‘Alcatraz’) and Max ‘Of Tomorrow’ (who was in the Canadian band ‘Shitfit’); and there was also John, Birdy (drums), Ratus, Barb, Sue & Sissou a.k.a. Sisoux Sioux (“the invisible member”). Their music was crazy and quirky jazz-punk-core. Someone once wrote they were “the bastard child of ‘NoMeansNo’ & ‘Doom’ going power-violent”… They did this split-tape here with ‘Recusant’ (from Bradford) & a split-7” (Flat Earth recs) with the same band in ’94. Sned & Alec also released the band’s LP in ’97. There’s also a live-tape of their gig @ MKNŽ (Slovenia, 98-01-03). After the turn of the century Max and Titi were in the Swiss experimental noise punk band ‘J’m’en Fous’.
From Tilt! #8: >>They play, at first-hear, chaotic punk based on colliding rhythms (influences of ‘Dog Face Hermans’, ‘Archbishop Kebab’, etc.) but incorporate thriving and faster pieces in their songs, and the vocals (mixed) are harsher than ‘Recusant’.<<
Roger Core Turbulence
Tout Est Bon (“everything is good”) / Chemical Warfare / Hardèchecore / Death Exploitation / Rambeauf / Discharge Boy George / Jesus Was Innocent / Saint-John Blues / Entracte (“intermission”) / Bismark Contre Le Camembert Bissextile (“Bismark against the Camembert leap-year”) / La Chevauchée Des Vaches Kiris (“the horse-race of the laughing cows”; La Vache Qui Rit is a brand of cheese) / Black Milk Of Death / Epi D’Or (“golden blade”) / Malediction / Thrashathlon / Guerre Roger Chimik (“Roger chemical war”) / Diarée (“diarrhea”) / Le Temps Des Cerises (“the cherry season”) / Adieu, Denis Pilat, Adieu…
Vomeat Yourself (rehearsal) – Vomeat Yourself (live in garage) – Vomeat Yourself (live in Grenoble)
Two tapes I got from Steven ‘Stel’ R. – Vomeat Yourself & Roger Core Turbulence – who reviewed them in Metallised #8 & #9 (see below)… The Roger Core Turbulence tape (released in ’87) was their actual “real” demo but (the same year) they had already sent out a cassette with “sort of studio” (rehearsal) and live tracks. The latter was entitled Vomeat Yourself. Laurent tells me that the Turbulence tape came with a booklet (a short A5 fanzine that contained the lyrics plus unrelated ‘articles’, jehovah witnesses parodies and select drawings) but that went missing…
‘Eat Yourself’ was a HC/punk band from Saint-Donat-sur-l’Herbasse (near Grenoble). Their music was rather raw and the lyrics rather ironic/funny/hilarious. The guys in the band were Laurent Seiter (bass/vocals, co-editor of Roger Mag), Bernard Verron (guitar; later ‘Seba’ Sébastien Charme who was also in ‘The Feebles’) & Xavier Aubonnet (drums).
Read more about the band in the interview in God Bless Cheese Steaks #2 (published in 1987)…
Tracks: Mommy / The Cloud / The Horse / Pergatory Likvid
This band (from Ålborg, north of Denmark) played HC+thrash. They were part of the 1000 Fryd scene (venue where my mate Jakob ‘Sorte Rose’ Nielsen booked bands). The people playing on these recordings were ‘Billig’ Bill Pedersen (drums/vocals), ‘Germo’ Gert Andersen (guitar/vocals), ‘Rocker’ Jan Meijer (bass) & ‘Snuden’ Thomas Christensen (vocals/guitar). Before this they did a self-titled tape with the first singer Carsten ‘Coma’ Sejrskild Vittrup and ‘Snuden’ on bass. They also have a track on the Nostalgia II compilation-tape (Plague tapes, ’86). I reviewed this demo here in Tilt! #5 as fast HC with metal influences…
This was sent to me for review… => Tilt!#8: >>Old punk and ex?-deathmetallers stick together to play early-80s UK-punk (in the vein of ‘G.B.H.’). “Some record-companies are interested…” Sounds like a marketing-strategy; fuck that!!!<<
This (wannabe) “obnoxious punk” band from Stockholm consisted of Fredrik Lindgren (guitar), Fredrik Karlén (bass), Nandor Hegedüs (vocals) and Peter Stjärnvind (drums). This is their first demo (recorded December 1994) and soon after the tracks were released as an EP entitled Drunk For Ever. Steve Buxton (Ripping Thrash fanzine) used the same songs for a split-tape (with the Japanese ‘Ministry Of Ignorance’) on his MUT tape-label.