香港金属明信片唱片公司(Metal Postcard Records)创始人兼所有人Sean Hocking在半个世纪前出生在澳大利亚。他的青葱岁月是在金属乐队和斯卡音乐浸泡的西印度群岛度过的。七十年代初，迁居至英国，最初的音乐记忆之一是Roxy Music 在“Top of the Pops”节目上所演奏的Virginia Plain，接着是 Marc Bloan的T-REX，还有David Bowie的Space Oddity，从此他便深陷其中。在12岁时，Sex Pistols, Clash & The Damned通过John Peel的广播节目出现在他卧室的录音机上。十几岁的时候，追随着Siouxisie & the Banshees，the Cure还有全国其它乐队。十几岁时最难忘的演出无疑时Black Flag在英国的首演。在1983年是来到澳大利亚，引荐了了一些包括the Scientists from Perth在内的天才乐团，也成为了Kurt Cobain最大的影响之一……绝对是邋遢摇滚的表率。
Sean Hocking founder and owner of Hong Kong based record label Metal Postcard Records was born half a century ago in Australia. He spent his younger years running around barefoot in the West Indies soaking up steel bands & ska music. Moving to the UK in the early seventies, one of his first musical memories was seeing Roxy Music playing Virginia Plain on the ‘Top Of The Pops’ show, then Marc Bloan’s T-Rex, and David Bowie’s Space Oddity. He was hooked. At the age of 12 the Sex Pistols, Clash & The Damned came into his living room and onto his record player via the genius of John Peel’s radio show. Teenage times involved following Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and other bands around the country. Greatest teenage gig moment was without doubt seeing Black Flag play their first ever UK gig. A visit to Australia in 1983, introduced incredible bands including the Scientists from Perth, who later went on to become one of Kurt Cobain’s main influences…definitely the grungiest band ever. Pt.1.
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The Aliens – The Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath Remix)
天才乐队Beta Band分道扬镳后,我仍固执地认为他们比披头士和Pink Floyd相加更胜一筹。歌手Steve Mason走着自己的道路而乐队其他成员则以Aliens的名义打造了一张神话般的双CD专辑,继而从人们的视线中永远地消失了。这支曲子, “The Sunlamp Show”,由血浴迪斯科混音,是音乐修养与舞蹈文化精髓的完美融合,除非你是聋了哑了瞎了,才会不跟着节奏起舞,感受这9分钟的纯粹天堂吧。
When the amazing Beta Band split up. I still reckon they are better than the Beatles & Pink Floyd combined. Singer, Steve Mason went his way and the rest of the band were left to make one fabulous double album under the moniker of The Aliens, and then disappear from view for ever. This track, The Sunlamp Show, remixed by Disco Bloodbath illustrates how it’s possible to combine musicianship with the best of ecstasy dance culture and create a track that you’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to dance to. 9 minutes of pure heaven.