Various ‎– Lethal Weapons

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Suicide ‎– VXL1 4072
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A1 Teenage Radio Stars Wanna Be Ya Baby
Bass – Pierre Voltare*Drums – David Osborne (5)Guitar, Vocals – Sean KellyLead Vocals – James Freud
2:50
A2 Teenage Radio Stars Learned One
Bass – Pierre Voltare*Drums – David Osborne (5)Guitar, Vocals – Sean KellyLead Vocals – James Freud
2:22
A3 Wasted Daze Roadrunner
Bass, Vocals – Phil Cogan (2)Drums, Vocals – Daryl McKenzieLead Vocals, Lead Guitar – Terry Wilson (12)
2:30
A4 Wasted Daze Mona
Bass, Vocals – Phil Cogan (2)Drums, Vocals – Daryl McKenzieLead Vocals, Lead Guitar – Terry Wilson (12)
3:52
A5 Jab (3) Let's Go
Bass, Synthesizer – Ash WednesdayDrums, Vocals – Johnny CrashGuitar, Lead Vocals – BohdanGuitar, Vocals – Bobby Stopa
2:00
A6 Jab (3) Blonde And Bombed
Bass, Synthesizer – Ash WednesdayDrums, Vocals – Johnny CrashGuitar, Lead Vocals – BohdanGuitar, Vocals – Bobby Stopa
3:24
A7 The Survivors Baby Come Back
Drums, Vocals – Bruce AnthonGuitar, Vocals – Greg Williamson (2)Lead Vocals, Bass – Jim Dickson (2)
2:50
A8 The Survivors Mr. Record Man
Drums, Vocals – Bruce AnthonGuitar, Vocals – Greg Williamson (2)Lead Vocals, Bass – Jim Dickson (2)
2:34
B1 The Boys Next Door These Boots Are Made For Walking
Bass, Vocals – Tracy PewDrums – Phill CalvertGuitar, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals – Nick Cave
2:40
B2 The Boys Next Door Masturbation Generation
Bass, Vocals – Tracy PewDrums – Phill CalvertGuitar, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals – Nick Cave
2:18
B3 The Boys Next Door Boy Hero
Bass, Vocals – Tracy PewDrums – Phill CalvertGuitar, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals – Nick Cave
3:00
B4 The Negatives Planet On The Prowl
Bass, Vocals – Chris Walsh (3)Drums – Peter Cave (2)Guitar – Michael Holmes (4)Vocals – Gary Grey*
6:40
B5 X Ray Z Three Glorious Years
Bass, Double Bass – Mike D'ArtDrums – Jon Ray (3)Vocals, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – James Wave
3:32
B6 X Ray Z Valium
Bass, Double Bass – Mike D'ArtDrums – Jon Ray (3)Vocals, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – James Wave
5:35

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All tracks recorded in the (Casualty Ward) Media Sound Studio, Melbourne, Australia.
Except tracks A7 and A8, recorded at Bruce Window Studios, Brisbane

This original pressing is on white vinyl.

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Various Lethal Weapons(15xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, RM, 320) Aztec Music none US 2016
AVSCD028 Various Lethal Weapons(CD, Comp, Enh, RE, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD028 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
C 27112 Various Lethal Weapons(Cass, Comp, RE) White Label Records C 27112 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
VXL1 4072 Various Lethal Weapons(LP, Comp) Suicide VXL1 4072 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
L 27112 Various Lethal Weapons(LP, Comp, RE) White Label Records L 27112 Australia 1983 Sell This Version

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reservoir_dog

reservoir_dog

January 20, 2017
edited 8 months ago
This Suicide compilation of "greatest tragedies" features bands (mostly) from Melbourne and has long been regarded an Australian punk collectible. Although it has some great tracks it could be described as a little patchy. For me the only really stand out track is the swampy edgy Planet on the Prowl by The Negatives (pre Moodists / Sacred Cowboys) and it is only available on this compilation. Some lesser highlights might include the following - Wanna Be Ya Baby by Teenage Radio Stars (pre Models), a track from back when James Freud's punk credentials outweighed his hairstyle credentials; Blonde & Bombed by Jab (Ash Wednesday / Bohdan X); Baby Come Back by The Survivors, the A side of their only & rather rare single (also included is the flip side); Boy Hero by Boys Next Door (Birthday Party / Nick Cave), the excellent B side of their debut single (the far from excellent A side Boots is also included). Exclusive to this compilation is Masturbation Generation, but these Boys Next Door tracks illustrate that they were only a good band until Rowland S Howard joined, then they became a truly great band (compare the two sides of the Door Door LP for further evidence of this). Playing this LP recently I stumbled upon Valium by X Ray Z which I think is far superior and more grungy than their other rather pointless offering Three Glorious Years. Maybe i used to pull the needle off in disgust when that played and rarely made it to Valium, the better track.
Overall, its a worthy addition to any collection. The original was pressed in white vinyl and the cover is iconic.
Please note that most tracks were recorded at the Casualty Ward.
NWpunx

NWpunx

October 2, 2016
edited 11 months ago
Very, very good early Australian PUNK compilation album. Damn fine LP cover art! x x x x