Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Xpressway Pile=Up" (Xpressway ‎– X/WAY5) 1988

An essential compilation of the essential parts of the New Zealand underground,featuring all the usual suspects, Dead C, TKP, and the Jefferies brothers in various guises.Almost faultless.
1988, was a dodgy year for music in the UK, where MDMA had turned any decent group into tambourine shaking idiots.
Living in the arse end of the planet has its advantages sometimes,so no stripy tops, maraccas and idiot dancing on show on this tape.
By the way, the file is from the second edition, so its got more tracks on it.


A1 –Plagal Grind- Midnight Blue Vision
A2 –Victor Dimisich Band- Native Waiter
A3 –Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos- Rain
A4 –The 3D's- Meluzina Man
A5 –Dead C.- 3 Years
A6 –Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies- Randolph's Going Home
A7 –Peter Jefferies- On An Unknown Beach
A8 –Snapper- Emmanual
B1 –The Cake Kitchen- Airships
B2 –Double Happys- Big Fat Elvis
B3 –Snapper- Death & Weirdness In The Surfing Zone
B4 –Stephen Kilroy- 45 Degrees Below Frozen
B5 –Double Happys- I Don't Wanna See You Again
B6 –Nocturnal Projections- Walk In A Straight Line
B7 –The Terminals- Uncoffined
B8 –Shayne Carter- Hooked, Lined & Sunken


heavy_dubby said...

"1988, was a dodgy year for music in the UK, where MDMA had turned any decent group into tambourine shaking idiots"

well this is fantastic...though i am obliged to look at my records and see what was produced in 1988 (beside MBV "isn't anything" that i will carve out from the bunch of idiots...)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Naturally I am Generalizing....MBV are notable exceptions for Isn't anything and Loveless....anyone who don't like Loveless has a serious problem. But the rest.....i'm struggling to think of anyone....even Coil went club. I went to see The Telescopes twice in 1988, before and after ecstacy exposure.....before they were enormously paint strippingly good, after ,they had a funky drummer beat, maraccas, and bowl cuts, in breton tops.....people were dancing!...1989/90 are also included by the way.

Slacker said...

I have a serious problem.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Tut Tut Tut!I'd go and get that seen to asap!
Well...Loveless is almost perfect except for those dodgy programmed drums,which need re-recording badly.

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Swinging Singles Club said...

Thanks for this. Saves me from having to dig it out and do it myself.