Tuesday, 16 July 2013

THE HELLACOPTERS SINGLES 1995 - 2005



I mentioned in my post on Fucked Up (HERE) That I love singles and even tho I haven't had a record player for about 7 or 8 years i still like it when bands release a lot of 7" singles (as long as they are compiled or easy to download!!) Back in the original 70's punk days bands like The Clash would release non-album  7" singles and some of the songs contained on these would be some of the bands most revered work ("Complete Control" by The Clash being a perfect example) So enter The Hellacopters releasing near 50 singles over their 13 years of releasing records as well as 7 studio albums Split LP's etc to say they were prolific is an understatement!

The Hellacopters were formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson (aka Nicke Royale - Guitar/Vocals) who was at the time the drummer (And also main songwriter) for Entombed originally as a side project from his "day job" however Nicke left Entombed around 1997/1998 to concentrate full time on The Hellacopters who are pretty far removed from Entombed musically speaking! If you don't know these guys then what you get is loud blown out overdriven Garage Rock with the emphasis on ROCK! The Hellacopters take as much influence from 60's garage like The Stooges and MC5 as they do say Kiss or AC/DC!! This is high energy Rock 'N' Roll in the finest tradition! I don't feel the need to describe the band any further if you're a fan then that's why you're here at this post if you're not a fan then this is as good a place to start as any!

Now as i said these guys have been prolific especially on the singles front but they have very kindly rounded up a heap of their early singles on their 2 compilations Cream Of The Crap Vol 1 & 2 but those comps maybe account for around a 1/4 of their singles output at the most! and the majority of their singles have been 7" vinyl with the occasional CD single as well but these guys are definitely lovers of the vinyl! So.. What i have done here is firstly take "Cream Of The Crap" Vol 1 & 2 and broke them down into their individual singles re-tagged and re-dated them and added their appropriate cover art, I was then lucky enough to find a fellow Hellacopters maniac online who had compiled 21 non album tracks from his personal collection into his own compilation so i broke them up too, again into individual singles etc the rest i sourced from various places over time till I finally had what i present to you here! This was a project i did for myself personally as i love Garage Rock and The Hellacopters are probably one of the best modern exponents of the style!

So what do you get? well as you know I'm fairly obsessive about compiling bands discographies, i do my research etc so this is pretty much a complete singles collection of this great band up till 2005 (the broke up in 2008 and the singles released between 2005 & 2008 were a bit less exclusive) You will find many album tracks as the A-sides to these singles but I felt that i didn't just want to post up B-sides and that i wanted to have each single myself with both it's A & B sides present. You will also maybe find a few repeats because as well as the 7" singles I've also given you their split's and some of the EP's where they compiled Single tracks etc but I thought I'd just give you it all and you can take what you want from it! I've basically posted this up because it was a SERIOUS mission to get all of this vast singles collection together and even with my research I'm not sure it's complete! I've tried to put this together chronologically as usual but I had to do a bit of Juggling to get it into files that fit my uploading restrictions.

So there's 4 parts and here's whats in them...

Part 1
1995 7"
(Gotta Get Some Action) Now! EP
Killing Allan 7"
Like No Other Man 7"
Misanthropic High 7"
Riot On The Rocks 7"
Rock 'N' Roll Jihad 7" (Split W/ The Nitwitz)
Soulseller 7"
What Are You? 7"

Part 2
Dirty Women 7"
Dissapointment Blues 12" (Compilation)
Doggone Your Bad Luck Soul 10"
Hey! 7"
Looking At Me 7"
Move Right Out Of Here EP
Split 7" W/ Electric Frankenstien
Split 7" W/ Rocket From The Crypt

Part 3
(It's Not A) Long Way Downn 7"
Check This Action 7" (Split W/ The Powdermonkeys)
Downright Blue 7"
Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial 7"
No Song Unheard 7"
Slow Down Take A Look 7" (W/ Scott Morgan)
Split 7" W/ New Bomb Turks
Split 7" W/ The Nomads
Split 7" W/ The Powdermonkeys (Different one from "Check This Action" above)
Split 7" W/ Weaselface
The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord 7"
Toys And Flavours 7"

Part 4
Respect The Rock (Split W/ Gluecifer)
White Trash Soul (Split W/ The Flaming Sideburns)
Strikes Like Lightning Mini LP
The REAL Cream Of The Crap (**) (See Note Below)

So That's pretty much everything you could ever want by this awesome band rounded up in one fell swoop
** = "The REAL Cream Of The Crap" is my 13 track compilation of what was left over from the various other comps that did not have a place anywhere else and my research could not find out where they belonged probably compilation contributions or singles not listed where i did my research there's some great cover versions of Venom, Ramones and more non album tracks in there.

So like the Fucked Up post these tracks have been sourced from MANY different places and the bitrates and sound quality will vary but i've listened to it all countless times and there is nothing of poor quality in there at all however this is RAW LOUD BLOWN OUT fuckin Garage Rock and Punk so if you're expecting beautiful pristine production throughout you're checking out the wrong band! The production suits their music perfectly!

So there you go yet another singles bonanza for you, the Hellacopters albums are easy to find so i haven't posted them but these singles were a labour of love so I hope you guys enjoy them! if you're new to Hellacopters i recommend part 1 of these files as a good place to start but for the die-hards go get yourself a free few hours of Hellacopters utter Rock 'N' Roll Brilliance!

Part 1Mediafire

Part 2Mediafire

Part 3Mediafire

Part 4Mediafire

20 comments:

  1. Dave! Great job! Absolutely brilliant! Superb! Another new "like-very-much"-band! Cheers Thomas

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  2. No problem Thomas i'd do a google search for the albums as well they are also great!

    Cheers,

    Dave B.

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  3. Got it, thanks! Cheers! Thomas

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  4. Thanxs. Please re-up part I

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  5. Anonymous I'm doing it today link will be up later

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  6. part 1 is re-upped to zippyshare all 4 parts tested now and working thanks and keep reporting dead links

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  7. Please re-up part 3

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    1. Hi anonymous i have just checked link for part 3 of this all links seem to be working and none are marked as copyright which usually prevents peeople from downloading, what's the problem? no access? corrupt files? if you can let me know I'll fix it for you but as far as I can tell link is working.

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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    2. hi please where is The REAL Cream Of The Crap thanks

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    3. Hi anonymous the "REAL CREAM OF THE CRAP" is inside the file for VOL 4 it's mislabelled "Cream Of The Crap Vol II" sorry about that but it is in there.

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  8. Oi! Thanks!!!! Great & awesome page!!!! Cheers!!!!!

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    1. you are welcome glad you liked the post! and thanks for commenting

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  9. Thank you so much for these gems! You are on great right-doer for the cause of rock 'n' roll! :-)

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    1. thanks ha ha i try to do my best for the ROCK 'N' ROLL \m/ glad you liked it thanks for commenting,

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  10. AWESOME POST!!!
    thanks a lot

    this page should be sealed in the marbles forever!
    LETS GO GET SOME ACTION now

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    1. wow lot of positivity for this post it was a labour of love this page will be up as long as people still want it thanks for commenting,

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  11. Now what someone needs to do is determine which singles the original band played on. By that I mean before Dregen left for Backyard Babies. For me there was a clear difference in sound and style after that point. Awesome collection! Thanks! Kirt

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    1. Hey Kirt, yeah just use discogs.com go to hellacopters click on Dregen's name and it will tell you from what point he played and to which point he stopped from a quick look it would appear 1995 - 1999 from "Killing Alan" 7" to "Respect The Rock America" |(The Split W/ Gluecifer on mans Ruin) So there you go my friend, Glad you like the post and Thanks for commenting,

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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    1. This eaarns you the title of King Shit! Man, what an amazing labour of luv, Encased in marbles indeed, and posted on every music related blog on the entire internet forever, and sent to Mars, certainly it needs to be placed on the crust of Uranus as well. If not Uranis, I vote for Ms. Sandovals.....In a completely respectful way cuz she is an amazing celestial being that one she is. The Backyard Babies also F'n killers in theior own right, luchy enough to have seen them both.

      Again, You earned the title of King Shit and Certainly Blogger Emeritus as well. It should also be on yer headstone, upside down and played backwards for all to enjoy forever.
      KUDOS! UTS
      PS, note the date, all posts have worked, I have yet to sleep or leave your site out of fear this is a dream and will just disappear if I logoff, almost made through it's entirety, from latest, to first, almost there.
      HeY if you never heard of the Mighty PoisonIdea, , Hey, I'm sure it's a rhetorical question, but if any of your readers have not, do your self a favor, everything that included Tom Pig AKA Pig Champion on guitar. Jerry A continues to drag some kids away from their studies to tour and crap, not the same, but not a wate of a night either if they slam into your place in time.

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