Tuesday, March 4, 2014

G.B.H.

G.B.H. - Race Against Time-The Complete Clay Recordings CD1 1981/1982
G.B.H. - City Baby Attacked By Rats 1982
G.B.H. - Leather, Bristles, No Survivors And Sick Boys... 1982
G.B.H. - Race Against Time-The Complete Clay Recordings CD2 1982/1983
G.B.H. - No Need To Panic 1987
G.B.H. - No Survivors 1989
G.B.H. - From Here To Reality 1990
G.B.H. - Church Of The Truly Warped 1993
G.B.H. - Live In Japan 1993
G.B.H. - Punk Junkies 1997
G.B.H. - Perfume And Piss 2010
01. G.B.H. - Race Against Time-The Complete Clay Recordings CD1, 1981/1982 CD, Compilation
     Castle Music - CMETD 1455
     EPs (Sick Boy, No Survivors etc.) + City Baby Attacked By Rats
02. G.B.H. - City Baby Attacked By Rats, 1982 Vinyl, LP, Album
     Clay Records - CLAY LP 4
03. G.B.H. - Leather, Bristles, No Survivors And Sick Boys..., 1982 Vinyl, LP, Compilation
     Clay Records - CLAY LP5, Clay Records ?
04. G.B.H. - Race Against Time-The Complete Clay Recordings CD2, 1982/1983 CD, Compilation
     Castle Music - CMETD 1455
     EPs (Give Me Fire, Catch 23, Do What You Do) + City Baby Revenge
05. G.B.H. - No Need To Panic, 1987 Vinyl, LP, Album
     Combat - 88561-8184-1
06. G.B.H. - No Survivors, 1989 CD, Album
     Clay Records - 102
07. G.B.H. - From Here To Reality, 1990 Cassette, Album
     Restless Records - 7 72525-4
08. G.B.H. - Church Of The Truly Warped, 1993 CD, Album
     Futurist (2) - FD 1015
09. G.B.H. - Live In Japan, 1993 CD, Album
     Dojo Limited - DOJO CD 112
10. G.B.H. - Punk Junkies, 1997 CD, Album
     We Bite Records - 51211-2
11. G.B.H. - Perfume And Piss, 2010 CD, Album
     Hellcat Records - 80512
Wildly requested, finally reloaded! Classic megapunk at the rockingest level! GBH are a third the NWOBPR triumvirate with Discharge and The Exploited - enough said. The eternal equation is still: City Baby Attacked By Rats + early Holocaust = Kill'Em All. It was another era. It was heaven and hell. It was the big bang that head. GBH, Holocaust and Metallica are still active, but who has released a never ending river of brown since 89?

[only Francophones can get this]
PS: anybody here using Discogs's API to automatically retrieve data from api.discogs.com/blablabla?f=xml? My stuff's been getting 404 on all pages since Saturday... WTF?
PPS: is the new Robocop as infinitely shitty as the trailers promise? It smells of infect romance for your microwave. The list of traitors to the 80s never closes.
!ZER G.B.H. ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [deratizer]

Ah, I almost forgot, AT got aware of the Th'Inbred drama from last year, here is their response. Some of you might be interested in reading what they have to say. I am not following suit to their offer of "working with AT", becoming an AT marketing entry point is not very high on my TODO list.

Jesse/Alternative Tentacles February 19, 2014 at 7:29 PM
Hi-
Jesse Townley/Alternative Tentacles here. When we release authorized discographies and/or reissues of KBD bands like Th' Inbred, False Prophets, The Dicks, etc, we search out music blogs like yours and ask in the comments for the full downloads to be pulled down & replaced with a link to the reissue's page on our site. (With our most recent reissues of The Dicks LPs & 7"s, we started offering free promo tracks to music blogs so that there'll still be some tracks available for free)

Why? Because that way the bands whose music fans like the visitors to this site can actually make a little bit of money, AND you all can hear the music in the remastered and/or restored version that the band intended you to hear it. No longer is a scratchy rip of a beloved 7-inch the only way to hear that KBD single.

Off hand, I've no idea if your blog was contacted before the DMCA notice was sent. (My ex-co worker was in charge of these notices and I'm checking to see if he tried contacting you before sending the DMCA notice)

For other on-line blogs who clearly not fan-run, let alone punk-run, we just send DMCA notices immediately. There are definitely people who don't care about the bands at all and it's usually really clear from the 1st glance which ones these are. Those blogs don't give a fuck about the music and they definitely don't care if a particular band is taken down.

We feel really strongly as a label that copyright and free/inexpensive access to art are not incompatible and we try to balance the two. That's why we try to make a distinction between different types of blogs who host our bands' music. (We're not perfect and sometimes make mistakes- that may have happened here)

Please support your favorite bands by purchasing their music from authorized record labels or directly from the bands themselves. To the owner of this blog, please consider substituting direct links to the AT site for any live links left on your site.

P.S.- You used to do what I'm talking about back in 2009. In this post about Jello/DOA & Lard, you offer links to AT & a sample song or 2.

http://churchofzer.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/jello-biafra-nomeansno-melvins-doa-lard_08.html

That's friggin' awesome and what we'd love you to continue. If you want to work WITH us, we could even work out something like sending you tracks to post that are cleaned up and ready to go for current and future KBD releases. 2 upcoming ones are FRANTIX and REALLY RED, along with a super-secret one that probably won't happen until 2015.

E-mail Dominic my co-worker about this. I'm also sending him a link to this page so he can see what the current situation is. comm at alternativetentacles.com

Jesse/Alternative Tentacles February 19, 2014 at 7:34 PM
PS- This would also mean you could have some permanent downloads on your site again because we'd know, oh hey, it's Church of Zer. These are all a-okay and we'd skip to the next site.


Jesse/Alternative Tentacles February 19, 2014 at 8:28 PM
PPS- Today is the 1st I've heard of this thread or situation. We would've responded more quickly if we'd known that there was a discussion like this going on, or realized that we'd made a mistake and sent a DMCA notice to a fan blog before asking for the music to be taken down.

Zer February 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM
I appreciate you taking the time to explain things. Really, I never received any request from AT to take down the Th'Inbred link before getting the DMCA notice (and a warning from Blogspot).
Another label carrying 80s punk releases recently managed to destroy the content of this blog (see here) without asking me to take down the links. So no more permanent links anymore and all punk labels are now safe from my piracy.

Jesse/Alternative Tentacles February 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM
If you can add my reply to the original post so that people see our label's response, I would appreciate it.

My co-worker said that after the take-down request went thru, you and I corresponded briefly. I don't remember it & can't find it in my e-mail. Regardless, I hope you and your readers have a better understanding of how we're trying to straddle supporting our bands by paying them and encouraging people to check them out by offering a FEW free songs.

As I wrote before, you (and other fan bloggers) are strongly encouraged to work WITH Alternative Tentacles. E-mail Dominic at the e-mail above.

18 comments:

  1. And City Baby Attacked By Rats + Expect No Mercy = Bathory
    (Or 1982+1983=1984)

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    1. You mean Show No Mercy ? Or Nazareth's album ?
      I'd say : City Baby Attacked By Rats + Black Metal = Bathory

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  2. Meant 'Show No Mercy' (I was thinking A.Y.S!)

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  3. If it wasn´t for GBH this post would be dreadful.
    Regarding GBH there is nothing more to say, great. To me this triumvirate is an inverted triangle with Dischage and GBH on top, The Exploited bores and tires me at the same time.
    Concerning the dreadful part what I read was; Bla-bla-bla, work for us, bla-bla-bla, the bands, bla-bla-bla. The bands make money when they play (been there). I understand that for investing in a record/band, labels have to put money upfront and that they expect return with a profit to keep investing but what they don't want to see is that many people buy the records afterwards (that is if they can, it's always been like this), we music lovers like to have the physical piece of music (preferably vinyl) and tend to go out and see the bands. What they promote with this is disrespect for them.
    Keep on going and once again thank you for your time and generosity

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    1. Still let,s send good wishes of health improvement to Wattie!

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    2. I didn't even knew that he had had a heart attack, I should because it happened when they played in my city. Shame on me.

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  4. Saw GBH twice (once was with GWAR opening, may have been the Fridge Too Far Tour) at City Gardens, Trenton NJ. Great band. The one night the band had technical difficulties and I felt bad for Colin as he tried to get the crowd to sing along to 'Alcohol', but they wanted no part of it and he just looked kinda stupid on stage and gave up.

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  5. Capitalism=At=Jello biafra. Punx fron third wolrd cant buy records. In our countries is eat or buy! so blogs are good "alternative" to hear the messages from the bands. Of course there are some bands, and peolpe from bands who dont apply what they preach. sorry for my bad english.

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    1. For well-fed leftist Californians, this is a strange concept.
      Don't be sorry.

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  6. Je sais pas si tu devrais ou non travailler avec Alternative Tentacles.
    Cependant je ne serais pas contre entendre Cortisol nous faire une version "Workin' For AT" de "Workin' For MCA" de Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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    1. Haha bordel j'ai pas dû écouter de LS depuis 1984.

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  7. Ach GBH...à mon humble avis on n'est pas loin de la pierre angulaire du crossover, c'était quand même pas trop loin de Motörhead et du Metal.
    Discharge, GBH, le son de chez Clay Records c'était quelque chose.
    AT....bah..... y remontent un peu des oubliettes où la prose de JB me les avait fait jeter....

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    1. Ouk, en composant une formule telle que GBH + Discharge + Motörhead + Deep Purple + Black Sabbath, on peut dire que l'Angleterre a inventé l'Univers.

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    2. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden were more important to American Bands in my opinion because of their more polished sound than Motörhead which is more snotty and abrasive and created another batch/brand of noise in their land, I'm thinking of Tank and Warfare. Discharge+Iron Maiden=Power from hell and this one is to me one of the more evident "crossover" albuns of this era.

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    3. Thank you for the post. I've loved GBH and owned a number of these on vinyl for many years now. Most links worked. The following gave me 404 -Not Found Errors:
      08. G.B.H. - Church Of The Truly Warped, 1993 CD, Album
      10. G.B.H. - Punk Junkies, 1997 CD, Album
      11. G.B.H. - Perfume And Piss, 2010 CD, Album
      Thanks again. I've only just recently found your blog. Looks like I've missed a lot of great posts. I'm from pre-internet punk, when only certain albums would ever be seen in our mid-sized town's record shops. I used to have a large collection of vinyl, CD's and tapes of my mates and my stuff (which was about the only thing I ever gained by playing in Canadian bands, too). But alas have sold many rare gems. I have hopes you may repost some of those, when your time allows. All the best, mon ami.

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  8. Yeah, until January the whole content was permanently online, but then we suffered a copyright complaint from some Finnish assholes and the server account was cancelled by the provider (OpenDrive). So now I use on my own much smaller space (10 Gb) and have to delete older stuff to make room for new posts. These 3 GBH had to go and the rest will be removed very soon...

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    1. That's all good brother. I thought I may have done something wrong in fetching them. I snooze, I lose. Judging by your archives you've got a lot excellent stuff in your collection and I'm looking forward to what the future may bring. But it always sucks to have our time and efforts laid waste by circumstances beyond our control. Peace.

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