2.04.2013

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"Punk junkies"
Year:  1996
Country:  UK
Label:  We Bite
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  17
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore






















The mid-'90s was a time of tribulation for GBH, having in quick succession been dropped by their label, fired their manager, and seen their drummer deported. Thus, when the German indie label We Bite offered them a deal, the group bit quick. The resulting album refracts much of this turbulence, ferocious in sound and delivery, and echoing with the band's frustration and fury. It's also longer, by four tracks, than their previous sets, a reflection of the extra time they'd been saddled with between full-lengths. And so across 16 numbers, GBH seethe, boil and roil, in an aural exorcism to finally conquer the demons that were dogging their lives. In times like these, even everyday annoyances can become overwhelming, as the raging "Impounded" makes clear, the angriest song ever written about having one's car towed. And the band's bitter mood permeates everything, even the delights of "Tokyo After Dark" quickly sour, with a "Damn Good Time" to be had by none. That latter number is a dire warning about casual sex in the age of AIDS; the making of a child murderer, life in death row, and sleazy politicians also raise their wrath, while life itself is mostly misery. But it's this sheer fury that makes the album so compelling, along with the band's vociferous sound. "We had a great time making this record," they claim in the sleeve notes. Not surprising, having finally been able to put their fury to bed. And although Punk Junkies was released in 1996, it was available only briefly, thus this reissue is welcome, as are the inclusion of three bonus tracks.
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"From here to reality"
Year:  1990
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Rough & Justice
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore



















underrated and forgot album, which in 1990 passed completly unoticied by followers, audience and also medias. But the true is with the pass of the years, perhaps other GBH albums have falled in the forgot and another ones as this "from here to reality", in opposition, has experimented a sort of revaluation. The reality is this album has re-issued several times through different record labels, last one by "Papagájův Hlasatel Records" (PHR) from Czech Republic in 2016 on LP and cassette format and it is not strange If you listen to it several times with attention. Well done songs, metallic sound production typical in the late 80s or early 90s, and the sympathetyc The Vibrators cover "destroy". Short and moderately speed GBH album with become recommended for those lovers of fast punk, hardcore and crossover thrash.
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"City babys revenge"
Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  22
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Punk        Hardcore










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"City baby attacked by rats"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD
Tracks:  18
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore








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"leather, bristles, studs and acne"
Year:  1981
Country:  UK
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore





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