Well, we have done it!!! Bored Teenagers Volume 13 is about to hit the streets after a hard two-year slog through some very depressing and harrowing times with all this Coronavirus everywhere and a lot of friends have been lost throughout this epidemic. In our lifetime, we have never seen anything like this, and we never thought we would see anything like this! So here is hoping things are on the way up and hopefully Volume 13 is not unlucky but brings you some more long lost and hidden punk rock gems!
So, here goes...
Side One kicks off with four previously unreleased songs from the summer of 1979 via a highly charged Portsmouth quartet. Earlier that year 'The Precautions' recruited a new fresh-faced vocalist by the name of 'Ade' (who in 1978 he had been in epically named combo The Boasters) but these were the first studio recordings he had been involved with. These four songs are amazing, full-on adrenalin fuelled punk classics. We think that are brilliant and hopefully you will too. Ade would resurface a few years later as the vocalist in Red Letter Day but that is another story…. Next up is 'RU12' another obscure Punk band from out of Coventry. This band is quite steep in history as two of the members also played with another band from Coventry called The Squad who featured 'Terry Hall' of The Specials. Another member had links with some of the 2-Tone bands as well. In their short existence they ventured into the studio twice on two different occasions, the first time they recorded the insanely rare single "She's Gone" and was released on their own label in a pressing size of only 100 copies! The first two tracks featured here is from that release. The next two tracks by them are from the second session and have never been released until now! I hope you dig them.
Side Two kicks off with this highly controversial named band 'Belsen Horrors'. Once again, this band is steeped in history as not only does it feature Lenny Helsing from numerous garage bands like The Green Telescope, The Thanes and The Wildebeests etc. as well as a renowned and established music journalist but also features a future member of The Exploited. The next offering is from this very obscure band 'F-Effekt' from the South London / Surrey area that sadly never released anything back in the day but did venture into a recording studio and came away with six copies of an Acetate that they had cut! Side Two ends with 'The Mistakes' from Kent who should've of made it BIG! They played the legendary Roxy Club a few times and always went down a storm. They have a dual male/female vocal attack that worked so well for The Rezillos and also featured amongst their ranks a very young drummer who went by the name of 'Max Splodge'. The band ventured into the studio a few times, one of which was with Martin Hannett but sadly all the master tapes have been lost over time and these recordings have been salvaged from old cassette tapes.
As per usual, this vinyl version comes with a 16-page A5 booklet that is crammed full of rare photos and liner notes by the bands themselves.
The Precautions - Red Light
The Precautions - Billy Flier
The Precautions - The Model / Page 3
The Precautions - Five Finger Spread
RU12 - She's Gone
RU12 - Teenage Girl
RU12 – Tell The World
RU12 – Rubber Suzie
Belsen Horrors - On The Beach
Belsen Horrors - Pin-Up Boy
Belsen Horrors - Car Crash Victim
F/EFFEKT - Bomb Scare
F/EFFEKT - Rave Reviews
The Mistakes - The Next Generation
The Mistakes – Making Excuses
The Mistakes – Boredom