The first time I saw a 'Punk' was in that silly comic the 'Daily Mirror', and I thought they looked how I feel.Then I heard some Punk records, and it sounded just like a slightly faster Slade but with shouty vocals; though there still isn't a punk singer who could compete with Noddy Holder's noble lungs for sheer stone penetrating volume.
The 'Punks' banged on about 'No Future',and I thought, now we're getting somewhere. But they didn't mean it. No Future for them meant No Jobs,Nothing to do and No Money!?......so, I deduced, if these 'Punks' had a nice well paid job in a bank, and a discotheque to go to on Saturday night, everything would be hunky dory?........not!
Alas, Punk Rock was a gateway cult to more interesting and honest territories, like Industrial music.
Which offered No Hope instead of No Future. A job and money in the pocket wasn't the answer to modern 'civilisations' deep seated unhappiness. They presented the world/life as it is, pointless, cruel, ruthless ,tormented.....the list goes on.
To Quote from Genesis (p. Orridge, not the absurd opening book of the Bible), 1, "This is the music of Hopelessness", and 2. "Rock is for Arse Lickers".
As for this cassette from 1987 by Ramleh.
It's another field recording of modern living, in all its self-consuming stupidity.
A1 Spear Flowers
A2 Hole In The Heart
B1 Product Of Fear
B2 Grazing On Fear2