PHYSICALS - Skulduggery

PHYSICALS Skulduggery cd 1978/79-2002
Breakdown On Stage / No Life In The City / You Do Me In / All Sexed Up / Be Like Me / Pain In Love / Got A Feeling / Meat Off The Bone / The Weight's On Me / Scum Surf Riders / Crying In The Alley / Should Have Been You (Live) / Lust For Life (Live) / Time's Up / Talk Talk / Get Me To The World On Time / Engine Of Romance.
A. Lee Show: guitar, vocals / S. Schmidt: guitar / C. Sol: bass, vocals / S. Bye: drums.
After the Maniacs' nonstop punk ran its course, guitarist A. L. Shaw's Physicals adopted a more glam stance, at least on their "All Sexed Up" EP. The storming "Breakdown on Stage" sets the tone by saluting the New York Dolls ( in words, and riffs ) while Shaw indulges some choice Thunders-style plectrum swipes on the slower, yet equally intense "You Do Me In." But there's more to the story on this compilation, whose finest hour is "Be Like Me," a thunderous, anthemic slice of punk boosted by former Sex Pistol Paul Cook's production and drumming involvement. (Incredibly, "Be Like Me" and its B-side, "Pain in Love," sat unreleased for a year after the original session, until Big Beat finally issued both songs in 1980.) Eleven of the 17 tracks here are unreleased, which is a shame; they're prime slices of '70s second-wave melodic punk. Highlights include the Iggy Pop-ish drive of "I Got a Feeling" and "Crying in the Alley"; the stinging "Time's Up"; and "Engine of Romance," which features a great sax solo. Taut versions of Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" and Shaw's fist-in the-air rocker "Should Have Been You" flash tantalizing glimmers of the band's live prowess, while covers of the '60s garage nuggets "Get Me to the World on Time" and the Music Machine's "Talk Talk" inject some fun into the proceedings. Although the Physicals never rose above their parochial obscurity (their career highlight was an Irish tour supporting heavy metal kings Thin Lizzy) this effort remains a must-own glimpse of a lost band's unfulfilled potential. Source: All Music Guide

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PHYSICALS "Skulduggery"

"17 powerslabs of energy and melody. New Wave with a hint of Glam, Metal and Punk. The tracks are taken from both singles, demos from 1978 and 1979 and two live tracks. 11 of the tracks are previously unreleased. The sleeve is a 12 page booklet containing a detailed band history written by Mike Richmond and includes previously unseen photos..."

Anonyme a dit…

tres bien !


Anonyme a dit…

Je dirais même très bien, mon cher docteur !!

Siniestro a dit…

I've liked Pshysicals a lot. Thank you very much. Cheers,

Anonyme a dit…

i like your fucking work !!!


and sometimes it's like an heart attack !!!!

felicitaciones y gracias
"descargador de locos"

Anonyme a dit…

I am always amazed to find another good to great album that I never heard of. So much great music out there that never gets attention. Thanks for making this music available.