October 10, 2012

The Only Good Tory - UK Grindcore Powerviolence compilation

No Clean Singing and Grind to Death have combined forces and released a compilation of UK grindcore and powerviolence, featuring a staggering 46 bands. The compilation is available as a free download accompanied by a pdf booklet with separate artwork for each of the 46 tracks. Later it will be released on cassette by DIY Noise. For a non grindcore/powerviolence aficionado like me this collection is great showcase of various styles (and production values). So do like I did, read the No Good Tory manifesto, and prepare your ears for some major sandblasting.

And if you're ready for more, go see some of these bands in their natural habitat. Like when Carmelo Española saw The Afternoon Gentlemen with Weekend Nachos in a basement last year. And took pictures of the event as he always does.

Photo by Carmelo Española.

[Go to the post to view the Bandcamp player]

  1. Hey Alex of Grind to Death here, big thanks for posting this, and glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Yep, good old Winston, a real hero of the working classes.... http://iainthepict.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/bloody-friday-battle-of-george-square.html....

    "In fact, the Secretary of State for Scotland, Robert Munro, said at the time, “It is a misnomer to call the situation in Glasgow a Strike - this is a Bolshevist uprising.” The Home Secretary, Winston Churchill, sent 10,000 soldiers armed with machine guns, six tanks and a 4.5 inch Howitzer to Glasgow; the largest deployment of British troops on native soil. The army appeared on Glasgow’s streets on the 1st of February, 1919, in a calculated show of force. The Howitzer was positioned at the City Chambers, the cattle market was transformed into a tank depot, Lewis Guns were posted on the top of the North British Hotel and the General Post Office, and armed troops stood sentry outside power stations and the docks. Revealingly, the Government’s intent is obvious from civil unrest ‘Regulation 965’, which stated ominously that “It is undesirable that firing should take place over the heads of rioters or that blank cartridges should be used.” Other ‘rules’, such as reading the ‘Riot Act’ or consulting with Magistrates were only to be followed “if time (or circumstances) permits.”

    A true Tory, no different to his modern ancestors...