ECKE'S CONTRA-PUNKROCK CORNER #96 engl. version
This is the first attempt to do the weekly column "ECKE's CONTRA CORNER" in the english language. Please don't be offended by our horrible translation!
COMING CONTRA RELEASES:
Within the next 2-3 weeks we await the new album by Dresden's CHEAP STUFF. The boys play a sound in the veins of U.S. BOMBS or similar bands from America, so if you are into those style of Punkrock, check them out!
CHEAP STUFF from Dresden
Coming this month: The vinyl-version of the actual album by JOHNNY WOLGA. Those guys play Punkrock just like the TOY DOLLS or SLOPPY SECONDS and they even got the best critics by fanzines from all over the world for their debut 7". This time they are featured into the new issue of the Oi! THE PRINT Magazine, which also has interviews with bands such as THE OLD FIRM CASUALS, COCK SPARRER or SLEDGEBACK. By the way, unfortunately it's in the german language, but if you are interested, you can order it HERE. Another interesting german Punk-Magazine, MOLOKO PLUS put JOHNNY WOLGA on the second place on their Toplist, right behind the new record by french Oi!-band BOMBARDIERS. Check the magazine HERE
Fresh into the pressing plant: a split-7" of south german drinkers DROOGIEZ with their friends of LAZY BASTARDS. DROOGIEZ should be well known after their Debut LP on Contra Records, foreign friends should recognize that they have Lars form STOMPER 98 on bass and Arne formerly from OXYMORON on guitar!
DROOGIEZ doin' a BILLY KARLOFF cover, check them out!
Autumn: We will repress the "Walk beside us" 7" from NOI!SE as a Picture 7"! NOI!SE singer Matt is also be honored to do a guest appearance for an upcoming PERKELE Release!
Another repress: We will repress the "Hooligan Rock N Roll" LP by english gentlemen CONTROL. Have got their new release "Punkrock Ruined My Life" ? If not, you should!
We've a new band on our label, please welcome THE CORPS from Australia:
Our first collaboration will be a compilation of some australian and american bands, including THE CORPS, RUST and SLICK 46 from Australia and PHOENIX CITY MUGGERS, FIGHTING 48 and BRICKTOP from the US!
We also can give you the information that the long-awaited "30 Years Of Oi!...Never Surrender" Compilation by Garry Bushell is in it's final production stage! We will give you a complete Tracklist within the next issues of the CONTRA CORNER!
ECKE's most recommended records of the week:
Both 7" of the american band SUEDEHEAD: "In Motion" & "(So) Frantic"
A sensational new band from the US which reminds me to all-time favourites such as THE JAM, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE CHORDS or newer "everybody's darlings" such as THE MOVEMENT or HEPCAT. Unbelievable british feeling, very dancable mixture of Motown Soul and Mod-Sound. Get it while you can!
Another noteable record of the week is the shape-vinyl of the italian Oi! Band BRUTTI E IGNORANTI, hard hitting Skinhead-Sound and a vinyl version to die for:
BRUTTI E IGNORANTI: "Alla faccia Vostra"
Our Labelbands ON THE JOB and HATEFUL have new locations on the www : www.onthejoboi.com and www.hateful.eu
GUMBLES from Schwerin / Germany just finished their first Video Shot. Just like the BEASTIE BOYS once did, they had a party at "someones house" Check the pics and see for yourself: -
Martin singing, creepy guy listening
Call the boys to get your house cleaned
GUMBLES just released the "Oi! Vision Song Contest" Split LP with their Berlin friends BERLINER WEISSE. If you are into funny german Oi! Music, get your copy HERE
GUMBLES will be on tour with VOLXSTURM this autumn. If you are in Germany, go see them in Schwerin, Hamburg, Dessau or Chemnitz!
Sunny Bastards Records will do another "Son Of A Bastard" Festival, dated for February 17th & 18th, again at Turbinenhalle Oberhausen.
ANTI PATI and GATANS LAG, both from bands from Sweden, will do a Split 7"
The first shows of the upcoming tour of german band BROILERS are completely sold out! But they decided to do a couple more shows, and they will come back to such places like Conne Island in Leipzig again! They also will do their first performance in London at the Roundhouse as the supportband of the almighty THE KING BLUES.
MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: "The Magic of Youth" will be finished in December. Before that, a new 7" by the legendary MISFITS will be released as a teaser to their new full-lenght, coming mid of October. We are looking forward to thinking about the good ol' times:
MISFITS (1983 photo by Bill Daniel)
SICK OF IT ALL will do a new record with "old" classics.
New stuff will be recorded by D-GENERATION!
ANTI FLAG did some recordings for the "Complete Control" Radio-Cast. A simple idea: During the interview the band will play (and record) some classics. First band which did that were THE BOUNCING SOULS.
LOADED, a great german Ska & Reggae meets Punkrock Band is releasing their new record "Bloodshot Forget Me Nots" at the end of October. We are looking forward to it!
Oi! Ain't Dead in Thuringia:
Tours & Shows of our CONTRA BANDS:
45 ADAPTERS - FACEBOOK
30.9. Brooklyn (NY), US, Bar Matchless + THE KRAYS + THE ARKHAMS + THE AFTERBIRTH
BOOZE & GLORY
BOOZE & GLORY - FACEBOOK
1.10. London, UK , Boston Arms + HORRORSHOW + 16 GUNS
7.10. Leipzig, Conne Island + TOXPACK + SHOCK TROOPS + HALBSTARKE JUNGS
8.10. Wegeleben, Alte Zuckerfabrik + BRUTTI E IGNORANTI + MUMMYS DARLINGS + HAIRCUT + HORRORSHOW
15.10. Zory, PL, Club Redz + THE AGITATORS + BULBULATORS + BLAKAUTS
28.1. Prag, CZ
THE BOVVER BOYS - FACEBOOK
17.9. Berlin, Wild At Heart + THE RUCKERS
28.1. Eindhoven, The Rambler + EVIL CONDUCT
THE BROADSIDERS - FACEBOOK
30.9. Dallas (TX), US, Liquid Lounge + HUB CITY STOMPERS + DOG COMPANY + RUDE KING
15.10. Dallas (TX), US, Double Wide + BRASSKNUCKLE BOYS + DOG COMPANY
3.11. Dallas (TX), US, Double Wide + YOUTH BRIGADE + THE HELLIONS
CHEAP STUFF - FACEBOOK
CONTROL - FACEBOOK
THE CORPS - FACEBOOK
10.10. Sydney, AUS + DROPKICK MURPHYS
10.12. Annadale, AUS + ROSE TATTOO
DROOGIEZ - FACEBOOK
24.9. Erlangen, Club Scheune + THE PISSTONS + DIE HITCHHIKERS + THE FAT TONIES + THE DEAD CITY ROCKETS
19.11. Dresden Chemiefabrik + STRONGBOW
17.12. München Backstage + MR. REVIEW + URBAN REJECTS
DOG COMPANY - FACEBOOK
GHOSTBASTARDZ - FACEBOOK
GUMBLES - FACEBOOK
23./24.9. Karlskrona (SWE) Oi! The Weekend + PERKELE + PRINS CARL + VOLXSTURM + INFA RIOT
27.10. Schwerin + VOLXSTURM
28.10. Hamburg, Indra Club + VOLXSTURM + ROTZ & WASSER
29.10. Berlin + VOLXSTURM + JOHNNY ROOK + EASTSIDE BOYS
30.10. Chemnitz, AJZ + VOLXSTURM + PUNKROIBER
THE GUV'NORS - FACEBOOK
13.10. Berlin, Wild At Heart
14.10. Greifswald, JUZ Klex
15.10. Hamburg, Hard & Smart
25.11. Sonderborghus (DK)
25.2. London, UK, The Dome
HARRINGTON SAINTS - FACEBOOK
23.9. San Francisco (US), Milk Bar
HATEFUL - FACEBOOK
MARCHING ORDERS - Facebook
NOI!SE - FACEBOOK
ON THE JOB
ON THE JOB - Facebook
1.10. Girona (ESP), Octoberfest + PERKELE + COCKNEY REJECTS + TOWERBLOCKS + PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
22.10. Delitzsch + BERLINER WEISSE + ACID INSIDE
10.12. Kopenhagen, DK, Born Bad
RAZORS IN THE NIGHT
RITN - Facebook
17.9. Berlin, Wild At Heart + BOVVER BOYS
3.11. Bochum Zwischenfall + STOMPER 98 + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + DÖRMPS
4.11. Bremen Schuppen 2 + STOMPER 98 + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + DÖRMPS
5.11. Jena F-Haus + STOMPER 98 + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + DÖRPMS
6.11. Nürnberg Hirsch + STOMPER 98 + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + DÖRPMS
STOMPER 98 - FACEBOOK
3.11. Kulttempel Oberhausen + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + THE RUCKERS + DÖRPMS
4.11. Bremen Schuppen 2 + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + THE RUCKERS + DÖRPMS
5.11. Jena F-Haus + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + THE RUCKERS + DÖRPMS
6.11. Nürnberg Hirsch + EVIL CONDUCT + THE LAST RESORT + THE RUCKERS + DÖRPMS
STRONGBOW - FACEBOOK
24.9. Riesa Offenes Jugendhaus + SICK SINUS
22.10. Neukirch Jugendhaus
VOLXSTURM - FACEBOOK
23./24.9. Karlskrona (SWE) Oi! The Weekend + PERKELE + INFA RIOT + GUMBLES + PRINS CARL + more
8.10. Warschau (PL) GNWP Fest + ANGELIC UPSTARTS + ANALOGS
27.10. Schwerin + GUMBLES
28.10. Hamburg, Indra Club + GUMBLES + ROTZ & WASSER
29.10. Berlin + GUMBLES + EASTSIDE BOYS + JOHNNY ROOK
30.10. Chemnitz AJZ + GUMBLES + PUNKROIBER
WAYWARD CAINES - FACEBOOK
26.12. Oschatz, E-Werk