BROKEN BRAINS-s/t EP

 In 1985, 2 Tokyo punks, sick to death of the sterile economic prosperity of Japan, set sail for the Tory hell hole that was Thatchers Britain. They decided on Stoke-on Trent as their new home and after a few weeks had squatted a derelict pottery factory. While queuing at the Labour Exchange they met some of the local punk rockers, and it was here that BROKEN BRAINS was formed. Fast forward nearly 30 years and a few hundred miles to Scotland and their near-obsolete ep has been bootlegged by some criminal minded island punkers. What we are treated to is 4 tracks of early UKHC punk with gurgling maniacal Sakevi-style vocals. Its perfect in all its chuggering, pummelling glory. Artwork is sewage green and features leather jackets and steel toe boots as well as the seminal BB logo of a skull having a nail driven into its brain. There are also original flyers and lyrics in Japanese.  What we have here is a time capsule. A one off event where cultures collided and produced something truly unique, dare I say beautiful. 
..Or is it just that Mark from Thisclose has too much time on his hands, and too much talent to stop making incredible in-joke bands that are better than real bands. You decide!

BROKEN BRAINS-s/t EP



In 1985, 2 Tokyo punks, sick to death of the sterile economic prosperity of Japan, set sail for the Tory hell hole that was Thatchers Britain. They decided on Stoke-on Trent as their new home and after a few weeks had squatted a derelict pottery factory. While queuing at the Labour Exchange they met some of the local punk rockers, and it was here that BROKEN BRAINS was formed.
Fast forward nearly 30 years and a few hundred miles to Scotland and their near-obsolete ep has been bootlegged by some criminal minded island punkers. What we are treated to is 4 tracks of early UKHC punk with gurgling maniacal Sakevi-style vocals. Its perfect in all its chuggering, pummelling glory. Artwork is sewage green and features leather jackets and steel toe boots as well as the seminal BB logo of a skull having a nail driven into its brain. There are also original flyers and lyrics in Japanese.
What we have here is a time capsule. A one off event where cultures collided and produced something truly unique, dare I say beautiful.

..Or is it just that Mark from Thisclose has too much time on his hands, and too much talent to stop making incredible in-joke bands that are better than real bands. You decide!



Chester P - Fire In The Streets

To quote this fella from an earlier tune: “Bring a piece to the peace march” nuf said.

The boiling rage and helplessness of watching a world on fire through a screen. The fucking nullifying effect of peaceful protests.
I’m inspired by peoples compassion but torn apart by its uselessness in the face of the Juggernaut state that is Israel.

Martyrdöd - In Extremis

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The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

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The Cup and Saucer rock at the Neolithic site of Carn Brea, Cornwall.
It is also known as the “Sacrificing Rock”.

HADEEL by Rafeef Ziadah


FREE PALESTINE

Wandering along the cliffs of Lands End Cornwall I came across a gully, at the bottom of which sat the ship wreck RMS Mullheim.
I was lucky enough to be the only person on the cliff walk to ignore the danger signs and climb down, and had the ship to myself on a warm summers day. It sits at a 45 degree angle in a swamp of tangled metal, curled and warped by 11 years of mountainous waves raking the remains over the coves boulders. This makes it a bit harder to climb a round in but all the more fun and surreal.
The vessel ran into thick fog on a voyage from Ireland to Germany in 2003. Apparently the Chief officer caught his trousers on a lever while on watch, slipped and knocked himself out, and so was unable to raise the alarm, resulting in the ship running aground. The crew were rescued but the ship was battered and mangled by pounding waves and actually broke in half. It was later demolished, leaving only the ‘superstructure’(above), which is only a small portion of the original craft. It reportedly leaked diesel and lost some of the plastics it was transporting, polluting the nearby waters for months afterward

The seas surrounding Lands End have always been considered treacherous and were know to the Romans as “Bolerium”, The Seat of Storms.

Recent finds in little towns in Cornwall!Particularly happy about Motorhead/Girlschool ep and the banned version of the Thin Lizzy(Fighting) Lp

Recent finds in little towns in Cornwall!
Particularly happy about Motorhead/Girlschool ep and the banned version of the Thin Lizzy(Fighting) Lp

"Dustsceawung"- Ancient English word for fascination in looking at ruins

Industrial Remains. Abandoned Mines of South Cornwall: ‘The great Flat Lode’