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Saturday, 10 February 2007

'IF YOU'VE GOT A JOB YOU CAN BE AN AGENT. WORK FOR REVOLUTION IN YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT'

From Oxford to London via the free festival scene of the late 1970's and into Thatchers 1980's came ZOUNDS, a "weird band of punkified hippy squatters" Toured the U.K with Here and Now, The Mob and The Astronauts. Met Crass, released the Can't Cheat Karma 7", moved to Rough Trade and released the classic Curse Of Zounds album plus a string of great singles. The album is still listenable to now, it's got great tunes and great lyrics that mix the personal with the political. It remains timeless and would be in my After Armageddon top Ten. (not that there'd be any electric to listen to it with.) The demo that's posted here was recorded somewhere, sometime in 1979 before legendary drummer Josef Porta joined the band. I dunno where he got his energy from, playing with not just Zounds but The Mob and Null And Void. Once saw Zounds play a gig and there was Joseph drumming for Null and Void and Zounds on the same night. In Blairs Britain Zounds released a McLibel benefit single, and an ep recorded as the Iraq war unfolded on "wide screen television". The band still play occasionally, as "the thing is with punk rock, you're never too old, never too young...it doesn't matter if you're black or white, or disabled...if you've got something to say, fucking say it..."-Steve Lake(Zounds singer/guitarist)

ZOUNDS - 1979 Demo. 1)War 2)Daddy 3)I Just Wanna Be Loved 4) War(Dub)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7xhnkz

1 comment:

Slobodan Burgher said...

right on!, brother!

cheers