Punk Rock Italy

As far as early punk goes, there isn't a whole lot from Italy worth getting excited about (at least not that I've heard). Ice & the Iced, Rancid X and the Tampax//Hitler SS 7"s are probably the only real classics of the bunch. The Tampax - Sorry Not Tonight LP has some good moments, but I wouldn't consider the 2 7"s to be particularly great. Does the O'dio 7" really date from 1980, or from 1986? The "Let It Shit" LP has a particular theme, even down to the brown coloured vinyl. That theme even extends to the music, which is pretty much shit as well. Mittageisen (supposedly only 50 copies still exist of the 7") is over-rated (and hence overpriced). The 7" tracks are fairly easily available on the Sexy, Ipnotico CD if you don't feel like paying $400 or more for the 7". The S.I.B. LP may be the best Italian punk LP. While its good it isn't great. The Great Complotto Pordenone has some good punk songs, along with some pretty good wave/art stuff. I think there's also an LP called just "Great Complotto" which is almost all just wave. If you're a hardcore fan there are some good releases, especially the first 2 Nabat EPs. The Furious Years of Italian Hardcore Punk CD also has a number of good releases compiled together if you're into that sort of thing. Art fans might like the Mind Invaders EP or the GSG 9.

 
A.C.T.H.                   Ultimo Party LP (1986) 
Aedi                       Fratelli d'Italia/La Bomba Atomica 7" (1977)
Andrea Mingardi Supercircus P.U.S./Tarantola 7" (1978)
Bahnhof                    demos (1982) 
Bingo                      Close Up LP (2000)
Bisca                      SDS 1984 LP (1984) 
Bloody Riot                s/t 7" EP (1983) 
Cani                       Guai a Voi! EP (1983)
Cheetah Chrome             400 Fascists +2 EP (1981)
    Motherfuckers          Furious Party EP (1984) 
Confusional Quartet        Documentario [3 x flexi] (1981)
Declino                    Rivolta e Negazione +5 EP (1983)  
Detonazione                Sorvegliare e punire EP (1983) 
Dirty Actions              Rosa Shocking/Figli del Demonio 7" (1980) 
Elektroshock               Asylum LP (1977) 
EU's Arse                  Lo Stato Ha Bisogno Di Te? EP (1982)  
EU's Arse//Impact          Questa e La Lora Speculazione ... EP (1983)  
Fallout                    Criminal World +6 EP (1982)  
Gags                       The S/M EP [1979 recordings] (1997) 
The Gang                   Against The Dollar Power/It Says Here 7" (1986) 
Gaz Nevada                 Nevadagaz/Blue TV Set 7" (1980)
                           CS (1979) 
                           Sick Soundtrack LP (1980)
Growing Concern            What We Say EP 
GSG 9                      Mogadishu/Palmi e Trani 7" (1982) 
High Circle                EP (1985) 
Hitler SS                  Live (Bologna 2/11/79) 
Ice & The Iced             Rock'pn'Roll +3 EP (1981) 
Incesti                    Punk Rock/Sabato Midnight 7" (1977) 
                           Ecco/Un altra dimensione 7"
Indigesti                  Sguardorealta 82.83 LP
Jo Squillo Electrix        s/t LP (1981) 
Kandeggina Gang            Sono Cattiva/Orrore 7" (1980) 
Kaos Rock                  Basta, Basta/La Rapina 7" (1980)
                           Oh, Caro Amore/Policeman 7" (1980)
                           World War 3 LP (1980) 
Klaxon                     The Kids Today EP (1984) 
Mind Invaders              Bootleg EP (1981) 
Mittageisen                Hardcore/Transylvania 1760 7" (1979) 
Nabat                      Scenderemo Nelle Strada EP (1982)
                           Laida Bologna EP (1984)
                           Generazione '82 EP
                           Un Altro Giorno da Gloria LP (1985)
                           Live All Morara LP
                           Campane A Stormo LP (2000) [demo, comp, live tracks]
Negazione                  Tutti Pazzi EP 
Nerorgasmo                 Nerorgasmo +3 EP (1985) 
Nighters                   Drop Down Dead EP (1984) 
Peggio Punx                La Citta E Quieta EP (1983)
                           Disastro Sonoro EP (1983) 
Rancid X                   Intoxication/Hard Knee 7" (1978)
                           Voices LP (1978) 
Raw Power                  You Are The Victim LP (1981) 
Rough                      Torino e la Mia +3 EP (1982) 
Satan 81                   Radioattivita/Svacco 7" (1981) 
S.D.P.                     Uccidi Tuo Fratello +3 EP (rec. 1983) 
Shotgun Solution           Shotgun EP (1983) 
S.I.B.                     Third World War LP (1981)  
Skiantos                   Karabinnere Blues +1 7" (1978)
                           Fagioli/Mi Piaccion Le Sbarbine 7" (1980)
                           Inascoltable LP (1978) 
                           Kinotto LP (1979)
Sorella Maldestra          s/t LP [recorded 1979] (1997) 
Stigmathe                  Suoni Pori Dalla Liberta +2 7" (1984)
Take Four Doses            Vita di strada +1 7" (1980) 
Tampax                     O'dio 7" (1980 or 1986?)
                           Police In The Car +1 7" (1984)
                           Sorry Not Tonight LP [1977-88 material] (1988)
                           Let It Shit LP (1994) 
Tampax//Hitler SS          split EP (1979) 
Uart Punk                  Demo '81 + Live '82 LP (1997)
Underground Arrows         Generational Disease/Summer Dream 7" (1984) 
Uniplux                    Maledetto Rock/Sally 7" (1984)
Upper Jaw Mask             Whiskers Zak-Zero +2 EP (1981) 
Waalt Disney Prooduuction  Live In Diisneeyland '79 LP [rec. '79] (1997)
Windopen                   Sei in banana dura/La testa 7" (1980)
Wops                       Nervous Breakdown CS (1982) 
Wretched                   In Nome Del Lore Potere ... EP (1983)
                           Finira Mai? EP (1985)
X-Rated                    Blockhead Dance/Routine 7" (1980)

COMPILATIONS

Bootprints Across Italy CD (1982-86) 
  [Nabat / Shockin' TV / Rough / Basta / Hope & Glory / Plastic Surgery]
Challenge LP (1981) 
  [No Suicide / Mercenary God / No Submission] 
4 Per "A"/A Per Tutti EP (1984)
   [Raw Power / Rivolta Dell'Odio / Rappresaglia / Pedago Party] 
Furious Years of Italian Hardcore Punk in 7"s CD 
  [1983-84: Declino / Peggio Punx / Wretched / EU's Arse / Fallout] 
Gathered LP (1982) 
  [Victrola / State Of Art / X-Rated / Not Moving / Blane Reiter / Death SS / 
   Dirty Actions / B-Sides / Style Sindrom / Wax Heroes / Eazy Con / Pankow]
Great Complotto Pordenone LP (1981) 
Onda 400 EP (1981) 
  [Sexy Angels / Mind Invaders / Cancer / Fhedolts / Andy Warhol Banana 
   Technicolor] 
Punk At La Scala LP (1978-81) 
  [Gags / 198X / X-Rated / Mittageisen / T.V. Vampire]
Raptus LP (1984) 
  [Drull / U Art Punk / Wrong Boys / UDS / Petrolio / Wops / Last Call / Raw 
   Power / Raptus]
Rock '80 LP (1980) 
  [Skiantos / Windopen / Take Four Doses / Kaos Rock / X Rated / Kandeggina Gang 
   / Dirty Actions]
Rock Garage Vol. 1 EP (1982) 
  [Wops / Ruins / Plastic Host / Modern Model / Strike]
Schiavi Nella Cita EP (1984) 
Sexy, Ipnotico CD 
  [1979-84: Mittageisen, Huns, Gags, Schwarz of Galiorka]
Very Special Original Punk CS
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