LISTEN: Mad Virgins - I Am a Computer
Title: Everything Is Shit: Punk in Brussels 1977-79
Label: Sub Rosa
Release date: 05/27/2014
An incredible energy took over Brussels at the onset of the '80s. It is a strange and rare feeling when you tell yourself that something is happening. And it always happens through an accumulation of very small facts. Then, suddenly, it is there. This collection basically attempts to capture this emerging will. But before that, there was punk rock. In Brussels, it started with a handful of venues, improvised concerts, a few dozens of people recognizing each other, and a festival that gathered everyone together: the first Belgian Punk Contest, at the Vieux Saint-Job, on March 18, 1978. Although the influences came from up north -- The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Crass, essentially -- there were also ties and influences from Paris (Asphalt Jungle, Métal Urbain), and Phallus Band, Streets, and H2SO4, who were all also singing in French. The adventure began in the winter of 1976, and the following two years would yield most of the material. Since these bands had very short life-spans, there were a lot of interactions (Chainsaw, X-Pulsion, Streets), while other configurations gave birth to key bands of the next decade: Digital Dance (out of X-Pulsion and Thrills), Snowy Red (from Chainsaw), The Names (The Passengers), and Pseudocode (from Thrills). Other artists in this collection include: Mad Virgins, Terminal Stupid, Isabelle et les Nics-Nacs, The Actors, and Raxola.
01. Chainsaw - Kill in the Blanks 02. Chainsaw - Nuclear Apocalypse 03. Chainsaw - What Goes On 04. Chainsaw - Z'heroes Guts 05. X-Pulsion - Heaven Only Knows 06. X-Pulsion - Schmucks/Castration 07. Thrills - Enigmatic Body 08. Thrills - Negative Reaction 09. Thrills - No Pity for the Pigs 10. Thrills - Negative Reaction (Live) 11. Thrills - No Pity for the Pigs (Live) 12. Thrills - Everything is Shit (Live) 13. Mad Virgins - F… & Suck 14. Mad Virgins - I Am a Computer 15. Phallus Band - J'ai perdu mon phallus 16. Phallus Band - Les sadiques 17. Terminal Stupid - Untitled I 18. Terminal Stupid - Untitled II 19. H2 SO4 - Vengeance 20. H2 SO4 - TV Killer 21. Streets - Leopard Man 22. Streets - Matricule 84 23. Streets - Police Control 24. Isabelle et les Nics-Nacs - Covergirl Love 25. Isabelle et les Nics-Nacs - Situation 26. The Actors - Lost Emotions 27. The Actors - Nothing in My Head 28. The Passengers - All Through the Night 29. Raxola - 84's Man 30. Raxola - Wait for the War 31. Raxola - Steal It 32. Raxola - Thalidome Child