THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING # 6 | STILETTOS V/S SNEAKERS

FOOTWEAR ON RECORD JACKETS

Il post sui tacchi a spillo é tra i più visti; quello sulle sneakers tra i meno considerati. Qui tentiamo il compromesso storico.

The stiletto’s post was one of the most viewed; the sneakers post one of the most neglected. Here we try to find a middle ground.


1000 Mexicans
1985 - Dance Like Ammunition (TWIST)


Un giornalista musicale li ha defintiti “l’equivalente musicale del calcio totale olandese”. Decisamente superiori rispetto alla scabrosa media del pop britannico - anche odierno intendo - ma non esageriamo. La copertina é quella della ristampa spagnola del 1989 curata dalla Producciones Twins.

From the official web site: “Described by one journalist as the musical equivalent of the 70s Dutch team with their total football". A bit of an exaggeration, isn’t it? Although it is fair to say they are far superior to the average pop band from the U.K. (Not that difficult). The sleeve is the Spanish re-release from 1989 (Producciones Twins).


1000 Mexicans
1985 - Dance Like Ammunition | Back cover |



The Babys
1978 - Head First (Chrysalis)


Con “Head First”, terzo album, é cominciata la parabola discendente del gruppo di John Waite che i più stagionati ricorderanno per “Missing You”. Non che prima fossero molto meglio, ma almeno non rovinavano i brani con tastiere asfissianti - non tutti almeno - e tentavano di limitare le ballate strappalacrime.

“Head First” is third LP that marks the beginning of the end for the John Waite’s band. Never a real rock band but at least - earlier in their career - they had a couple of rockers per album among the poignant ballads.


The Babys
1980 - Turn And Walk Away/Too far Gone 7" 
(Chrysalis)

Senza speranza, si salvano giusto per le copertine. Il peggio del finto rock americano (made in UK).

AOR of the worst kind even though the b-side is almost listenable.



The Act-Ups
2003 - I Bet You Love Us Too 
(Hey Pachuco! Records)

Qui incominciamo a ragionare. Album d’esordio dei portoghesi Act-Ups: garage-punk/R&B competente che attinge da Stooges, Fleshtones e Reigning Sound. Bravissimi.

Now we’re talking: debut album from the Portuguese Act-Ups: great garage-punk/R&B with nods to Stooges, Fleshtones and Reigning Sound.





The Act-Ups
2003 - I Bet You Love Us Too | Back cover

Untied Shoes
2010 - Buy It Or Steal It (Infected Records)


I Pennywise portoghesi. Dignitosi, ma replicanti.

Hardcore à la Pennywise from Portugal.



Crippled Old Farts
2011 - S/T 7" (Shogun Records)
Seconda uscita per questi parigini nati dall’esperienza dei Customers. Hardcore anni ottanta non originale, ma ben fatto. Grafica curata del cantante Steph Rad Party.

Second release from the former Customers (Paris): 80’s style HC done right. Graphics by vocalist Steph Rad Party.


Soldiers
2011 - Hit-The Bricks (State Of Mind Recordings)
Metal-core from Long Island, NY.



Minus
2011 - Hard Feelings (Triple B Records)
Metal-core from Santa Barbara, CA.




OFF!
2011 - Compared To What/Rotten Apple 7" 
(Southern Lord)

Edizione limitata per il tour americano; l’altra versione - altrettanto limitata - é uscita per il Record Store Day (16-04-2011). Grafica a cura di Aaron Edge (The Horde, HimSa, Everything Went Black).

The BEST for last. As corny as it may sound: HARDCORE-PUNK the way it should be. Pictured is the limited edition for the american tour; the other version - equally limited - was released for the Record Store Day (04-16-2011).
Graphics by Aaron Edge (The Horde, HimSa, Everything Went Black).


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