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 Vinyl Records – Ready Set Go
The Vinyl Records是4位来自喜马拉雅山的有志女青年，现驻扎新德里。这是她们在金属明信片唱片发表的首张专辑，大约是我一年中听过最棒的励志歌曲。他们已巡演了斯堪的纳维亚半岛，声音令我想起了The Runaways（Joan Jett的第一支乐队）以及早期的Blondie。正如我们说过的金属明信片的The Vinyl Records是真正的辣妹团。
The Vinyl Records are 4 young women out of the Himalayas and now based in New Delhi. This is their debut on Metal Postcard Records and is the best statement of intent record I’ve heard all year. They’ve already toured in Scandanavia, and their sound reminds me of The Runaways (Joan Jett’s first band), and early Blondie. As we say at Metal Postcard, “The Vinyl Records are the real Spice Girls!”