Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Raw Power









you are the victim, 1983 (reissue 2002 w/bonus wop hour 7" and compilation tracks)
screams from the gutter + after your brain, 1985/1986
wop hour, 1986
mine to kill, 1989
live danger, 1991
too tough to burn, 1993
fight, 1995
burning the factory (1983 demos + live), 1995
live from the gutter, 1996
reptile house, 1998
trust me, 2000
... still screaming after 20 years, 2003
ALL LINKS UPDATED 26.11.2010
As Italian emperors of hardcore and crossover, Raw Power deserve both our knees on the ground. This is the most cultest of zer and probably Italy's biggest punk and thrash export ever. Like everybody, I was floored by "Fuck Authority" on the Maximum Rock'n'roll 1984 comp, so the question is: where is "Fuck Authority" on these rips ? You have it in its original über bestial version twice on the "You are the victim" reissue, and once on the "Wop Hour" CD reissue, and a re-recording on "Too Tough to Burn".
Anyway, for the newbie, this is just plain fantastic thrashcore of legendary status, as in aggressive speedcore with large doses of Motörhead by top notch musicians. There are no bad or even average albums, it is all a headbanger fest. And just wait to hear their covers of Thin Lizzy and Nirvana, zer yeah.
My personal favorites are Screams from the Gutter, Wop Hour and Mine To Kill (a fucking thrash metal monster !!!!).
Almost saw them in June 1986 in Grenoble with WDM, but they did not show up... so we went to Bunker buying Rattus and BGK records.
Victim : 2002 LP rip.
Everything else : CD rip (Wop hour with bonus). But I have the blue wax edition of Wop Hour ! And the original Toxic Shock version of Screams from the Gutter! And also Mine To Kill on LP and CD, oooooooh am I happy. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Record collectors are pretentious assholes.
ULTIMATE ZERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Raw Power website (offline as of 2009...)
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8 comments:

  1. Tape collectors are just as pretentious! Excellent ZER!!! raw Power is bar-none the hands down sausage swinging, punk-ruck thrash champs!!! Zer-about the tape, as if this collection wasn't enough, for the bunghole completest, there is the infamous "Last White Christmas"! Which can still be found here: http://maikoholic.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-04-09T19%3A31%3A00%2B01%3A00&max-results=7

    >Zer Dickciple from nowhere

    MANY THANKS TO YOU FOR THIS COLLECTION

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  2. The tracks on the You Are the Victim reissue are not listed.

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  3. Dzięki, ta kapela rozpierdala THANX!!!

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  4. I used to have Mine to Kill on red Vinyl...

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  5. Dude - if this is a full rip of Mine To Kill I will love you forever.... btw I'm thinking you are from the lucky country as noone else has this much oz stuff on their blog

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  6. Absolutely true! Everything from this band is worth listening. I had the chance to see them live twice , and although it happened in the 21st century the band displayed raw professional power.

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  7. Request:

    Raw Power – You Are The Victim / God's Course CD

    http://www.discogs.com/Raw-Power-You-Are-The-Victim-Gods-Course/release/4500495

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