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AA VV - Last White XMas - DCD

AA VV - Last White XMas DCD
(We are proud to have the "Last White Christmas" reissue in our catalogue.
Everything started back in 1983, when GDHC organized a concert in Pisa and participants were all Tuscan bands, such as BRONTOSAURI, JUGGERNAUT, STATO DI POLIZIA, PUTRID FEVER, DEMENTS, USELESS BOYS, WAR DOGS, AUf'CHLAG, CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS, I REFUSE IT! and TRAUMATIC.
The event turned into a proper gathering and someone preserved the whole live by recording it on tape.
Entirely remastered from the original tapes by Alessandro Sportelli (who had originally recorded it 35 years ago).
The inside 36-page booklet covers a presentation by Chris BCT, interviews with the main players of the time and unpublished photos!)
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We are proud to have the "Last White Christmas" reissue in our catalogue.
Everything started back in 1983, when GDHC organized a concert in Pisa and participants were all Tuscan bands, such as BRONTOSAURI, JUGGERNAUT, STATO DI POLIZIA, PUTRID FEVER, DEMENTS, USELESS BOYS, WAR DOGS, AUf'CHLAG, CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS, I REFUSE IT! and TRAUMATIC.
The event turned into a proper gathering and someone preserved the whole live by recording it on tape.
No one better than Chris BCT (the first to release the recordings in tape format) can describe what this concert has meant to the Punk/HC scene:

"…I've been goin' to gigs since 1970 and there is none other like this. IT WAS THE GREATEST RECORDED PUNK ROCK GIG OF ALL TIME! (Not that it's a contest). HC blew up from about 1980 thru about 1986. It's still around but the world blast happened then. These are some of the great Italian punk bands of the mid 80's. This gig is a historical document. It's high art for future generations. This gig has no bands that suck. And probably all making great music. Some of the best bands I've ever heard. To let this gig slip into forgottenness would be an artistic crime cuz there was never anything like it during the heyday of HC from around 1980 through 1986 that I know of. It's not a perfect recording. I think it's as close to our punk equivalent of Woodstock as I've ever run across…" - Chris BCT

Entirely remastered from the original tapes by Alessandro Sportelli (who had originally recorded it 35 years ago).
The inside 36-page booklet covers a presentation by Chris BCT, interviews with the main players of the time and unpublished photos.


TRACK LIST CD1:
1. Brontosauri Capsius Cabanis
2. Brontosauri Brontosauri
3. Brontosauri Opposition
4. Juggernaut Convact
5. Juggernaut Tomorrow
6. Juggernaut X002
7. Juggernaut Inquisitoe
8. Juggernaut X003
9. Stato Di Polizia Odio
10. Stato Di Polizia Mente Sconvolta
11. Stato Di Polizia Uccidi Tuo Fratello
12. Putrid Fever Draw Of Fear
13. Putrid Fever Motorhead
14. Putrid Fever Anger
15. Putrid Fever Reality
16. Putrid Fever Song From War
17. Putrid Fever Naked Real Gun
18. Putrid Fever Rats
19. Dements I Am Not
20. Dements Points Of View
21. Useless Boys I Don't Need Your Love
22. Useless Boys Weekend Treep
23. Useless Boys I need You So
24. Useless Boys I Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
25. Useless Boys Barracuda
26. Wardogs The State Of Things
27. Wardogs Friend Brains
28. Wardogs Snakes
29. Wardogs Wardogs
30. Wardogs I Hate The Families
31. Wardogs Red Hot Phones
32. Wardogs Mg
33. Auf'schlag Grazie Patria
34. Auf'schlag Vittime
35. Auf'schlag Nessuno
36. Auf'schlag Voytila Vattene
37. Auf'schlag Siamo Stanchi
38. Auf'schlag In Carcere
39. Auf'schlag Ribellati
40. Auf'schlag A Fuoco

TRACKLIST CD2:
1. CCM Commandos
2. CCM We Area The Juvenile Delinquency
3. CCM (Right To Be) Italian
4. CCM Envy
5. CCM Barbed Wire World
6. CCM Terminal Fun
7. CCM Work (Means Death)
8. CCM Bendix Power Secret Hate
9. CCM Alkool
10. CCM Foe Or Friend
11. CCM Camp Darby Blues
12. CCM Everyday Is A Regan Day
13. CCM Mad Rice
14. CCM Best Party Ever / No Bor
15. CCM Need A Crime / Ultracore
16. CCM Mercenaries
17. CCM Tellyson
18. CCM Life Of Punishment
19. I Refuse It Noi Vi Odiamo
20. I Refuse It Nuove Dal Fronte
21. I Refuse It Contagio
22. I Refuse It Mira Il Tuo Popolo
23. I Refuse It Agguato
24. I Refuse It Chocu Umeret
25. I Refuse It Fall Down
26. I Refuse It Frecce Avvelenate Sul Comitato Disastri
27. Traumatic Last Kids From Nowhere
28. Traumatic No Mans Land
29. Traumatic No Police No Army
30. Traumatic No Way To Be
31. Traumatic I Don't Mind



Gerry Ranson - Vive Le Rock! (zine/web) - 01/06/2020

GENERATION XMAS!

A landmark gig in international hardcore will be heard by a whole new generation of fans thanks to a new reissue of a seminal live album.

On 4 December 1983 eleven of Italy's top hardcore bands - BRONTOSAURI, JUGGERNAUT (pictured), STATO DI POLIZIA, PUTRID FEVER, DEMENTS, USELESS BOYS, WARD DOGS, A'UFSCHLAG, CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS, I REFUSE IT! and TRAUMATIC - assembled at the deconsecrated church of San Zeno in Pisa, Tuscany for The Last White Christmas, organised by GDHC (Gran Ducato Hard Core), that has since gone down in the annals of HC history.

The gig was recorded via a cassette deck wired directly to the mixing desk by sound engineer Alessandro Sportelli, and issued the following year on two cassettes - one C90, one C60 - by San Diego label Bad Compilation Tapes. Copies of both tapes now change hands for absurd money.

The recordings, completely remastered by Sportelli, are now being made available once again as a brain-frying 71-track double CD Last White X-Mas through top Italian punk label Area Pirata.

"I've been goin' to gigs since 1970 and there is none other like this," says Bad Compilation Tapes founder Chris BCT. "IT WAS THE GREATEST RECORDED PUNK ROCK GIG OF ALL TIME! (Not that it's a contest). HC blew up from about 1980 thru about 1986. It's still around but the world blast happened then. These are some of the great Italian punk bands of the mid 80s. This gig is a historical document. It's high art for future generations. This gig has no bands that suck. And probably all making great music. Some of the best bands I've ever heard. To let this gig slip into forgottenness would be an artistic crime cuz there was never anything like it during the heyday of HC from around 1980 through 1986 that I know of. It's not a perfect recording. I think it's as close to our punk equivalent of Woodstock as I've ever run across..."

Andy / Fear & Loathing - July-December 2020

Originally released way back in 1983, this album was an attempt to document the flourishing hardcore scene in Tuscany. All of the best bands from the area came together to play in Pisa and, fortunately, they were all recorded. BCT (Bad Compilation Tapes) in San Diego released the highlights over two cassette-only volumes which have remained highly regarded ever since. A very limited CD version was released in 2000, but this is the first version to be available since then and is now extended to a double CD collection with extra tracks and a few changes to the featured bands (unfortunately, Raw Power are now missing but in their place we get Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, who weren't featured on the previous CD...) Other bands included are Brontosauri, Juggernaut, Stato Di Polzia, Putrid Fever, Dements, Useless Boys, Wardogs, A'ufschlag, I Refuse It and Traumatic. The recordings are raw but capture the real excitement and atmosphere of the event. With over 70 tracks in total, this will be an essential purchase for fans of the original Italian hardcore scene.



Riki Signorini - Ribelli a Vita Blog 07/06/2020


There are many things I could tell about Last White Christmas, a concert that took place in Pisa on December 4, 1983 and that represents one of the milestones in the history of Italian hardcore music.
I could tell you that that day marked a turning point in my life as a teenager, who a few months before had also taken part in the Certaldo Oi! Gathering, and that since that day nothing has been the same for me.
I could tell you that that day I left a piece of my heart in the abbey of San Zeno, the deconsecrated church of Pisa where the concert was held.
Or I could tell you that that same day in that same church I left a piece of tongue in the pogo, because of a jump of my brother in arm (and cover man of this reprint) Stefano Cantini, when a Raw Power song started.
On the other hand, I could tell you that on that day Vinicio's Pisa was playing against Mazzone's Ascoli, that at that time politics on the stands was very important, and that rightwing supporters came from Ascoli, but nevertheless I went to San Zeno instead of on the stands (Pisa lost one to zero, by the way).
I could tell you that the concert was attended by 11 Tuscan bands and one from Emilia, Raw Power, who were very close to Tuscany, and that afternoon they did an unforgettable show and literally rocked.
I could tell you that unfortunately only Raw Power are not present in this double CD that records the live shows of that day, because it seems that their current record label didn't agree to the release.
I could say that Antonio Cecchi (at the time bassist and then guitarist of CCM) took the tapes of that concert to the USA shortly afterwards, and that Chris Chacon of Bad Compilation/Borderless Countries Tapes (BCT for friends) fell in love with them, published them, also falling in love with Italy, and contributed to make the world know the hardcore made in Italy.
I could tell you that Chris himself wrote the liner notes of this reissue, which I suggest you to read carefully to understand the enthusiasm that this collection generated (and still generates).
I could say that the Brontosauri and their "Capsius Cabanis (Berlino Fuck Off)", even if a bit primitive still nails.
I could tell you that the A'ufschlag played, which I knew until that night as Ossessione, that I liked a lot especially for their "Wojtila Fuck Off" that we could have sung on the stands at the stadium.
I could remind everybody how Juggernaut were one of the best bands of the Gran Ducato Hardcore, better known as GDHC, the newborn Tuscan movement that would have marked the following HC history of the Belpaese.
I could tell you that also Grosseto was present on the GDHC map with Stato Di Polizia, a very active band, and that the Leghorn-based Traumatic proposed a great version of their classic "No Way To Be".
I could add that that night also played Dements from Viareggio, a combo of ephemeral duration that frankly in these years I had forgotten, which today pleasantly surprises me with its New York style No Wave.
I could say that the GDHC represented a practically unique experience in Italy, and that already that day in San Zeno the sound quality was definitely good, as it was in the years following the concerts at the Victor Charlie in Pisa, where one tried to do things in a professional way, without making the drummers use "the Dixan drums" (cit. Stefano Bettini, I Refuse It) as they did elsewhere.
I could tell you how far ahead were the Florentines I Refuse It, able to insert the keyboards in a very good way in their frantic Hardcore (and listening to "Chocu Umeret" you can maybe imagine that pogo could unleash under the stage (even if to tell the truth there was no stage that day, but nobody realized it).
I could say that also Juggernaut from Florence would have deserved more success, as well as Putrid Fever, one of my favorite bands of the time with their very American HC that would have made envy to many overseas bands.
I could add that in the middle of this hardcore ocean also played the Useless Boys, psychedelic Pisan garage band of which years later, when I met him in San Francisco, Jello Biafra immediately asked me for information, because he told me he liked them very much.
I might add that the Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers that night made one of the most overwhelming shows of their extraordinary history, even according to the members of the group. A concert that left everyone breathless, as you can understand from listening to it on these CDs. Frankly, I can't remember if they were the last to play. Certainly if someone played after them, they found themselves in front of an audience exhausted by a gig like this.
I might add that Wardogs, the band from Lucca that Syd (CCM’s singer) said they "started where the CCM ended" played very well, and they were powerful, especially on stage.
I could also tell you how also this time the good Ovi Sportelli did a great job remastering very well the recordings of that day, and how the guys of Area Pirata made a double CD with excellent graphics.
In short, by now you have understood it, I could tell you a lot of things about Last White Christmas, but what really matters is that I suggest everyone to have this double CD in their collection. First of all because it brings to light a piece of history that for too long has remained in the sole hands of collectors, and then because it reminds an unforgettable concert, which not surprisingly is still talked about after almost 40 years.

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