1.11.2008

Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland

to fill a request from dr. punkenstain, i am posting this fabulous three volume compilation of "killed by death style" rare or otherwise obscure scottish DIY punk.

from volcanic tongue:kilt by death - the sound of old scotland
The next wad who walks up to me in public and hands me a CD-R of their current post-rock/indie-experimental/improv/hip ‘noise' project with the immortal words “it's happening on your own doorstep!” is gonna have to eat fist. The fact is that there has never been any real history of experimental music in Scotland and outside of the activities of a few scattered individuals that unfortunately remains pretty much the case today. What Scotland has always enjoyed is a fairly voluble DIY/underground rock scene, a scene that - despite the geographical distance - always seemed to have more in common with what was happening beneath the pavements of New York than anything that the media/fashion dictates of London might've encouraged. Kilt By Death, then, is a timely round-up of some of the best - and some of the most unlikely - DIY/punk sides to come out of Scotland in the period 1977-1984. Some of the stuff here is pretty common, some of it is faintly ridiculous (Andy Cameron's “I Wanna Be A Punk Rocker”) and some of it (killer sides like Fire Exit's “Time Wall”, previously comped on Volume 7 of the original Killed By Death series) is as rare as a clue in the putty-soft brain of the average Scottish music journalist. Listened to in one sitting it makes a pretty convincing case for Scotland's inclusion alongside New Zealand as one of the most consistently committed DIY outposts and one that drew sustenance and strength - as opposed to bitterness and poodle-peddling compromise - from a position of relative cultural and geographical isolation. Sometimes, you just gotta be reminded. Includes killer tracks by 35mm Dreams, Alleged, Alternative, Alternators, Another Pretty Face, Article 58, AVO-8, Aztec Camera, Basic Unit, Battery Boys, Beat Necessity, Bee Bee Cee, Boots for Dancing, Brills, Buba and the Shop Assistants, Andy Cameron, Cheetahs, Commercials, Crimedesk, Defiant Pose, Delmontes, DNV, Drive, Electric Personalities, Electrix, End Result, Exile, Exposure, External Menace, Fakes, Fegs, Fire Engines, Fire Exit, Flowers, Freeze, Fun 4, Jesus and Mary Chain, Johnny and the Self-Abusers, Jolt, Josef K, Laughing Apple, Mentol Errors, Metropak, Neon Barbs, Noise Annoys, One Takes, Orange Juice, Passionate Friends, Pastels, Prats, PVC2, Red Letters, Restricted Code, Rezillos, Scars, Scrotum Poles, Significant Zerøs, Simple Minds, Skids, Skroteez, Square Peg, Squibs, Story So Far, Strutz, Subs, Suede Crocodiles, T.P.I., Thermometers, Those Intrinsic Intellectuals, Threats, TV21, Twisted Nerve, Urban Enemies, Valves, Venigmas, Victims of What?, Visitors (Dundee/Edinburgh), Wake, Wayward Skylabs, X-S Discharge, Zips and Zones. Highly recommended

download links below:

va - kilt by death - the sound of old scotland vol. 1
http://lix.in/-3a11a7
mp3 224kbps [127.26 MB]

va - kilt by death - the sound of old scotland vol. 2
http://lix.in/-33f723
mp3 224kbps [126.50 MB]

va - kilt by death - the sound of old scotland vol. 3
http://lix.in/-327082
mp3 224kbps [127.40 MB]

20 comments:

dr punkenstain said...

yeeeepiaeee...'hanx for posting this comp,but F..K;shit happens,my connection is temporary out of order so i can't download that comp,that mean can't hear'em...anyway thanks for your time and shawn good will

dr punkenstain said...

cheers,my connect to net is recovering but i cant open link for downloading...help,what's went wrong!?!

jimmybuttons said...

the first link takes you to a link-protector site, click on the "continue" button. from there you get to the download page. enter the code, click the button, and your download should begin...
good luck and cheers!

dr punkenstain said...

'HANX!

dr punkenstain said...

...captcha number error or expired,what that means?

jimmybuttons said...

means you probably typed in the wrong bloody numbers mate!! try again! LOL

dr punkenstain said...

...?,you could think that i'm stupid,but just 10 year old kid can typed three f..king number!!!
but i've got still the same shit:captcha number error or expired!(Maybe my IP address wont allow connecting...)AJL BI BAK for the weekend and try again...cheers

dr punkenstain said...

it's me after awhile...and once thanks for posting this comp!i just downloaded first two parts and i still got problem with last one...anyway,it's nice to hear some great tunes,even if i already have some originals(on singles);and particulary some unheard stuff...also for some bands i was thought it's an english band(what a mistake)...in a bunch of compilation releases this one is one of the best for the years...'HANX and KEEP THE FAITH!

Anonymous said...

Cheers...sorry if i bother you,but something isn't right with vol.3!
two times get downloaded this volume and each time after awhile link was broken,some shit error happen and now i've got the same problem as i said before:captcha number error or expired...any other link perhaps!?!
thanx in advance

jimmybuttons said...

hey anon, i just tested the link and downloaded without a hitch. you must be doing something wrong.

Anonymous said...

none of the links worked for me i click continue and it says file deleted being redirected and then it gives me the option of signing in or uploading something

john y said...

hi ive been lookin for this for a while.please could you re-upload it.thank you.

Anonymous said...

hi,i wanted single red letters-sacred voices,,and this thing is on this collection,please re-upoad this,thanks (sorry for my english,i am from czech rep.) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi JB,
I'm a big fan of the blog, but came here a little late and missed this 'Kilt by Death' release...
Is there any chance of a re-up? (The links aren't in operation)
I'd really appreciate it!
Thanks, Nic

jimmybuttons said...

kilt by death - the sound of old scotland LINKS UPDATED!! finally!! sorry about the wait, ENJOY!!

Anonymous said...

th vol 2 is not avaiable is impossible download

jimmybuttons said...

vol. 2 is very available. i reupped all of the files and the links are all working as i just tested them.
hopefully you can figure it out!
cheers.

jimmybuttons said...

i have re-upped an alternative DL source for vol. 2 since ANONYMOUS kept having issues with it.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PYW9MWQ0

enjoy.

Anonymous said...

jimmy,
great site i've found many things here. keep up the good work.
anyhow i just discovered these kilt death 1,2,3.
i got 2 fine with megaupload link.
but 1 and 3 i can't get from badango. i do everything it does a countdown and then sez please wait and just sits there. any chance of getting a link for 1 and 3 through megaupload like vol 2. i'd appreciate it
thanks
maybe badango's having a problem

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Thanks for this fantastic post. I can confirm the Badongo links are not working anymore, though.
I would love if you could re-up them when you get a couple of minutes
Cheers