Saturday, May 23, 2015

Skrewdriver - "All Skrewed Up" (CD, Not on Label - 2014, original LP release by Chiswick - 1977)

Heeeeeyyyyy!
It's been a while (again), right? Hope all you guys and gals out there to be cool as always! I have to
apologize once more for the lack of audio-related posts but keeping two blogs alive, having a 9 to 5 (on the good days...) "normal" job and a family makes it quite difficult sometimes. To make things worse (better actually), I'm trying to re-build an old fashioned (to many people) printed zine, he-he... So I guess here's the point that I have to ask for more patience from all the bands and labels side cause guys, I'm really strugglin' to make it sometimes...

Anyway, enough with the sorry ass shit! It's time to reassign your trust on WTS for your rock & roll pleasure and (maybe) education. I know many of you people are goggling your eyes now to the view of a Skrewdriver post here but believe me, I've changed none of my political thoughts and of course I still HATE racist/fascist scumbags (I'm writing these lines while I'm listening to the Charles Packy Axton full-on black grooves, yes I can be as diverse as that)! This original and early version of the band had nothing to do with the later Stuart's "white power" shit. I mean, this fucking hostile masterpiece was produced and released back in 1977 by none else than Roger Armstrong... You know, the brilliant guy behind Ace Records... As you can easily understand was a zero chance for such a dude to had friendly relations with neo-nazi lowlifes, right?

So the early Skrewdriver lineup was/is the quintessential boot-boy street punk gang (along with the Cockney Rejects and Cock Sparrer) and had their roots deeply planted on The Rolling Stones, The Who and AC/DC (and here's another evidence of their prime dissimilarity). They were the hools that used terraces for their "Us against the World" attitude and not for their favorite club's achievements. Unfortunately they lasted for almost three years and left as consignment a number of singles and this utterly classic album, first on the legendary Chiswick label. Don't know if this CD release is actually a bootleg. I ventured a Google-search but found no official release to exist (if you're aware of such a thing, please advice). I tell you though, boot or not this one includes all the powers of the original Chiswick release. I read also that initially manufactured with four different colorings but I witnessed only this one and the yellow.

To cut a long story short, don't be afraid to blast this thing at a maximum volume. Ian Stuart Donaldson's hate/fascist vehicle has only one but sad blood relation with this punk rock road roller: The Name.


12 comments:

  1. FLAC: https://www.sendspace.com/file/y220c4

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  2. Is it this release:

    http://www.discogs.com/Skrewdriver-All-Skrewed-Up/release/6589092

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    1. No, this one's a digipack.

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    2. Yeah, this one is too. ;) So I guess ir's the same one.

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    3. I THINK I GOT THE RED ROOSTERS FROM YOU WITH 'PEOPLE BREAK DOWN' loved that! You have more albums of them? thanx!

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    4. You'd mean The Little Roosters, right?! No, my late friend Patrick had shared them if I remember right...

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    5. If any one has the Little Roosters and can post it I would be thankful! -CJ

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    1. I was never away guys, just too much things to take care. Thanks!

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  4. A Chiswick Record can't be bad, isn't it? So I'm gonna give this one a try... Good to have you back!

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    1. Haha that's right my man, Chiswick never fails! Thanks mate!

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  5. Skrewdriver at that this time had four members, only one turned out to be a nasty fucking rascist/sectarian. This is a pretty good example of late 77 punk, play it loud and rejoice in the fact that whatever god you believe in removed that hateful individual from our earth over 20 years ago.

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