Police Bastard – “It’s Good To Hate” CD distributed by Cargo

September 19, 2014

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Police Bastard – “It’s Good To HATE” distributed by Cargo – October 6th 2014

“Police Bastard – ‘It’s Good To Hate’ CD and DVD Four new tracks and one cover here and its typical Police Bastard…powerful, inspiring, hardcore punk with passionate vocals (incidentally, when did Stu-Pid grow up and come just plain ‘Pid’?!). If any changes are noticeable since their original incarnation, then it’s probably a bit more metal influenced, with the occasional guitar screech and more Doom-esque growls of anguish, but apart from that its good as ever and especially that ‘Pid’ is back on vocals. The cover is The Mob’s ‘I Wish’ which, after the gentle intro, gets the Bastard treatment and it works too. The DVD has footage of the band live, mainly at Birmingham’s Market Tavern, but also from a European outdoor festival and the Kopi squat. It’s good quality (especially the outdoor one) and really makes me long to catch them live again as the last time was way back when 120 Rats was open (Late 90’s). 7/10.” Bald Cactus Issue 28 2011

The release contains a CD featuring four new songs and one cover version with an additional DVD containing live footage collected between 2007 and 2010. The record features the work of founding band members Pid and John Doom doing dual vocals together again for the first time in ten years. The gigs and recordings have also seen the return of Chris Crass, who took over on bass from Trogg in 1994. Seano Porno and Mark Badger from Last Under The Sun have picked up the work of guitars and additional vocals and the drummer is Simon James who also plays in Last Under The Sun and formerly of Rivers Edge. The release is dedicated to Trogg, Police Bastard’s first bass player who passed away in 2008. It was because of Trogg and his enthusiasm to do it all again that Police Bastard started writing, rehearsing, recording and touring again.

CD tracks include: The Lie, God Off, Erosion, Born To Die and a cover of I Wish (Originally written by The Mob)

DVD includes: Keep An Active Mind (2007-2008), Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, Germany (2008), Police Bastard Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany (2010).

The CD tracks were Recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex. Simon has worked with the likes of Napalm Death, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, and a host of others from The Cubans, Harpies, and The Nightingales. After a nearly 20 year dedication to new and alternative music in all its many forms, he has become a master at capturing ferocious guitars and brutal sounds. The new recordings are by far the best thing the band has produced to date.

The DVD includes “Keep an Active Mind” a film by Iron Man Records, edited by Anthony J. Hughes, documenting a year in the life of Police Bastard with footage from a show the band organised at The Market Tavern, Birmingham 2007, Steve Ignorant’s “Feeding of the 5,000” aftershow party, London 2007 and a tour of Europe in 2008 organised by Alerta Antifascista. The footage includes some live performances and out takes of the band on tour with a budget you can stick under a glass.

The footage of Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt and Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany was filmed, edited and directed by Peter Rhead.

Sleeve Artwork was done by Richard Daborn and photographs were taken by Lucy Pryor

“More great stuff from Iron Man in Birmingham…this was a total surprise, cause I’d not even realised that they had got anything new out, I’d seen em a couple of years before at the after party gig following Steve Ignorant’s Feeding of the 5000 gig (they were awesome then!) but assumed as I’d heard/seen nothing since that they’d split. Well a few weeks after getting this they played at the Old Wharf in Birmingham on a Sunday night, and along with Leatherface, I’d say the best band I’ve seen in 2010. This CD again was recorded a good while ago, but the best things are worth waiting for! 5 new tracks of brutal anarcho punk rock at its best! 4 own songs (like the title “God Off”) and a Mob cover (“I Wish”). Great line-up with (Stu)Pid and Jonny Doom together again on vocals, and 2 folk from Last Under The Sun to beef things up. Awesome! Also includes a live DVD as well.” – Steve, Ripping Thrash, Issue 27, 2011

Police Bastard – "It’s Good to Hate" CD (Iron Man Records) Released May 23rd 2010

May 13, 2010

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Police Bastard – “It’s Good To HATE” will be released through Birmingham’s Iron Man Records, May 23rd 2010. The release contains a CD featuring four new songs and one cover version with an additional DVD containing live footage collected between 2007 and 2010. The record features the work of founding band members Pid and John Doom doing dual vocals together again for the first time in ten years. The gigs and recordings have also seen the return of Chris Crass, who took over on bass from Trogg in 1994. Seano Porno and Mark Badger from Last Under The Sun have picked up the work of guitars and additional vocals and the drummer is Simon James who also plays in Last Under The Sun and formerly of Rivers Edge.  The release is dedicated to Trogg, Police Bastard’s first bass player who passed away in 2008. It was because of Trogg and his enthusiasm to do it all again that Police Bastard started writing, rehearsing, recording and touring again.

CD tracks include: The Lie, God Off, Erosion, Born To Die and a cover of I Wish (Originally written by The Mob)

DVD includes: Keep An Active Mind (2007-2008), Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, Germany (2008), Police Bastard Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany (2010).

The CD tracks were Recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex. Simon has worked with the likes of Napalm Death, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, and a host of others from The Cubans, Harpies, and The Nightingales. After a nearly 20 year dedication to new and alternative music in all its many forms, he has become a master at capturing ferocious guitars and brutal sounds. The new recordings are by far the best thing the band has produced to date.

The DVD includes “Keep an Active Mind” a film by Iron Man Records, edited by Anthony J. Hughes, documenting a year in the life of Police Bastard with footage from a show the band organised at The Market Tavern, Birmingham 2007, Steve Ignorant’s “Feeding of the 5,000” aftershow party, London 2007 and a tour of Europe in 2008 organised by Alerta Antifascista. The footage includes some live performances and out takes of the band on tour with a budget you can stick under a glass.

The footage of Police Bastard Live at 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt and Live at Kopi, Berlin, Germany was filmed, edited and directed by Peter Rhead.

Sleeve Artwork was done by Richard Daborn and photographs were taken by Lucy Pryor

Please Note:  **You can BUY it NOW through the Iron Man Shop**

Label: Iron Man Records
Catalog#: IMB6018
Format: CD and DVD
Country: England
Released: 2010
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk

Members of Police Bastard on this recording are:

Stu-PidVocals (1994-1999) (2006-Present) (Contempt / English Dogs / Sensa Yuma)

John Doom – (Vocals / Guitar 1994-2003) Vocals (It’s Good to Hate) (Doom / Sore Throat / Cain / Spineless /
 Haxan)

Chris CrassBass (1994-1997) (2007-Present)

Mark BadgerGuitar (2007-Present) (Last Under The Sun)

Simon JamesDrums (2008-Present) (Last Under The Sun / Rivers Edge)

Seano Porno Guitar (2007-Present) (Last Under The Sun / Jilted Generation / Depth Charge / Sensa Yuma / DS Sandwich / Freebase / Set Against / Hardcore (That Became Mangled) / The Dangerfields).

Past Members:-
John Doom
– Guitar/Vocals (1994-2003) (Doom/Sore Throat/Cain/Spineless/
Haxan)

Clive – Drums (1994-2003) (Grovelhog/Filthkick/Cain/Spineless/Sensa Yuma)

Trogg – Bass (R.I.P. 1964-2008)
(1994) (2006-2007) (Contempt/The Tenants)

Dee – Bass (1997-2003) (LD50/Endless Torment/Haxan)
, Dan – Guitar (1997-2003) (Spineless)

Gizz Butt – Guitar (2006) (English Dogs/Janus Stark/The Prodigy/The More I See/Doom Day)

Mad Max Evilsen – Drums (2006) (Sensa Yuma)

Si Reeves – Bass (European Tour 2008 & 2010) (Last Under The Sun/Damn Dirty Apes)

Pixie – Drums (2007-2008) (POA/H8 Target/Kaya/Sensa Yuma/Last Under The Sun)

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Video: DUFUS – Dufus – played by Seth Faergolzia

October 23, 2009

Here is Seth Faergolzia of the band DUFUS playing Live at The Junction – Bristol, England. June 29th 2008.

A Film by Iron Man Records and Musoplex.

Directed by Pete Rhead, Sound Recorded by Andy Ward. Cameras operated by Pete Rhead, Andy Ward, Paul Magennis and Victoria Platt.
www.dufus.tv
www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
www.musoplex.com
www.respectmusic.co.uk

Video: DUFUS – Knots – played by Seth Faergolzia

October 21, 2009

Here is Seth Faergolzia of the band DUFUS playing Live at The Junction – Bristol, England. June 29th 2008.

A Film by Iron Man Records and Musoplex.

Directed by Pete Rhead, Sound Recorded by Andy Ward. Cameras operated by Pete Rhead, Andy Ward, Paul Magennis and Victoria Platt.
www.dufus.tv
www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
www.musoplex.com
www.respectmusic.co.uk

Video: DUFUS – Anouk – played by Seth Faergolzia

October 21, 2009

Here is Seth Faergolzia of the band DUFUS playing Live at The Junction – Bristol, England. June 29th 2008.

A Film by Iron Man Records and Musoplex.

Directed by Pete Rhead, Sound Recorded by Andy Ward. Cameras operated by Pete Rhead, Andy Ward, Paul Magennis and Victoria Platt.
www.dufus.tv
www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
www.musoplex.com
www.respectmusic.co.uk

Video: DUFUS – Giving In – played by Seth Faergolzia

October 20, 2009

Here is Seth Faergolzia of the band DUFUS playing Live at The Junction – Bristol, England. June 29th 2008.

A Film by Iron Man Records and Musoplex.

Directed by Pete Rhead, Sound Recorded by Andy Ward. Cameras operated by Pete Rhead, Andy Ward, Paul Magennis and Victoria Platt.
www.dufus.tv
www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
www.musoplex.com
www.respectmusic.co.uk

Video: DUFUS – Sick and Tired – played by Seth Faergolzia

October 19, 2009


Here is Seth Faergolzia of the band DUFUS playing Live at The Junction – Bristol, England. June 29th 2008.

A Film by Iron Man Records and Musoplex.

Directed by Pete Rhead, Sound Recorded by Andy Ward. Cameras operated by Pete Rhead, Andy Ward, Paul Magennis and Victoria Platt.
www.dufus.tv
www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
www.musoplex.com
www.respectmusic.co.uk

Pid – Police Bastard 2008

June 12, 2009



Pid – Police Bastard 2008, originally uploaded by Iron Man Records.

Police Bastard at Frankfurt, AU Festival 2008. Photos taken by Akvile

Police Bastard AU Festival 2008

June 12, 2009



Police Bastard AU Festival 2008, originally uploaded by Iron Man Records.

Police Bastard AU Festival, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008

Photo by Akvile

Countercultural Capital & the Creative Economy – How do 1990s DiY Music ‘Entrepreneurs’ talk about the contemporary music business?" by Charlotte Bedford 2008

June 3, 2009

Here is a link to “Countercultural Capital & the Creative Economy – How do 1990s DiY Music ‘Entrepreneurs’ talk about the contemporary music business?” written by my friend Charlotte Bedford for her MA Media Enterprise – Birmingham City University (May 2008)

It makes an interesting read…..

Placing independent music at the centre of the wider creative industries, this paper captures experiences and perspectives from 1990s DiY Music in order to inform the understanding of the rapidly changing ‘business’ of music.  The research builds on Leadbetter and Oakley’s (1999) description of a ‘new’ model of work derived from cultural entrepreneurs’ characteristic ‘independence’, and Wilson and Stokes’ (2002) subsequent paper on the changing nature of small independent businesses in the music industry.  These ideas are considered in relation to cultural and popular music theory, particularly drawing on Thornton’s (1998) concept of ‘subcultural capital’ where value within a music scene relates to the lines of demarcation differentiating between underground and mainstream.  The role of the cultural entrepreneur is examined through accounts and opinions of independent music practice then and now, exploring the extent to which the current Do-it-Yourself digital music trend is new and ‘independent’.

Click the link below to download or read. Its a microsoft word document. size: 144kb

How do 1990s DiY Music ‘Entrepreneurs’ talk about the contemporary music business? by Charlotte Bedford (2008)


Police Bastard Videos 2007-2008

April 4, 2009

“Keep an Active Mind” Police Bastard 2007-2008 A Film By Iron Man Records, Birmingham, England.

Police Bastard – Race Hate (live at au festival frankfurt 08) The 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, June 7th 2008 A Film By Musoplex and Iron Man Records Sound recorded by Carl Merlet and Affliction Magazine Edited by Pete Rhead Cameras operated by Pete Rhead and Little Pip

Police Bastard – Criminal Justice Bill (live at au festival frankfurt 08) The 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, June 7th 2008 A Film By Musoplex and Iron Man Records Sound recorded by Carl Merlet and Affliction Magazine Edited by Pete Rhead Cameras operated by Pete Rhead and Little Pip

Police Bastard – Enslaved (live at au festival frankfurt 08) The 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, June 7th 2008 A Film By Musoplex and Iron Man Records Sound recorded by Carl Merlet and Affliction Magazine Edited by Pete Rhead Cameras operated by Pete Rhead and Little Pip

Police Bastard – Smash The Face (live at au festival frankfurt 08) The 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, June 7th 2008 A Film By Musoplex and Iron Man Records Sound recorded by Carl Merlet and Affliction Magazine Edited by Pete Rhead Cameras operated by Pete Rhead and Little Pip

Police Bastard – Dance be Happy (live at au festival frankfurt 08) The 25 Jahre AU Festival, Frankfurt, June 7th 2008 A Film By Musoplex and Iron Man Records Sound recorded by Carl Merlet and Affliction Magazine Edited by Pete Rhead Cameras operated by Pete Rhead and Little Pip

Kim Gibbins from Stirchley Stop the War coalition Interviewed

March 16, 2009