BLACK WAX LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL WITH CHINESE JUNK
They are the punk rock equivalent of junk food. Cheap and nasty and so damn great. They’re bad for you, addictive as hell and as repetitive as acid reflux. They don’t write songs about pretty things, they write about crappy things. Mostly under two minute ditties about crappy jobs, discount stores, living in a dead end town, bargain bins and human trash. Ladies and genitals, I present you with your new heroes of low budget rock ‘n’ roll, the new purveyors of power flop and the “Kings of Pound Shop Rock”… CHINESE JUNK! Formed in the suburbs of London loosely in 2019 and properly in 2020 (the year the world fell apart), CHINESE JUNK features members of the Griswalds, The Ulcers and The Unreleasables.
Adam Smith – A record label has been on the cards for a while, and with live music on hold, now is the time to launch the Black Wax Noise Division and end 2020 on a high. I’m well chuffed that our first release will be the Permanent Reduction EP. It’s too good to be restricted to digital formats – your turntable deserves some CHINESE JUNK!
Issue: 150 on black wax with picture sleeve and insert 100 on coloured wax in company sleeve
Yesterday was the second episode of Let’s Go! our brand new 2 hour monthly radio show on Totally Wired Radio (a collaboration between Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry Subculture).
You can hear the full show here –
Playlist: Cyanide Pills – I Don’t Remember Bad Nerves – Palace Mash – Having A Ball Lucy And The Rats – Dark Clouds The Cavemen – Euthanise Me The Gaggers – Sharp Lies The Fame-Beats – Watford Stomp The Len Price 3 – Got To Be Together The Detroit Cobras – Stay Down The Revellions – Ain’t No Fool Kurt Baker – New Direction Starcrawler – Hollywood Ending Baby Shakes – Really Really Chinese Junk – Best Before Date Continental Lovers – Tape Deck The Scaners – X-Ray Glasses: On Sheer Mag – The Killer Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 1 Muck And The Mires – I’m Your Man Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 2 Muck And The Mires – Too Soon To Fall In Love Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 3 Muck And The Mires – Hashtag Loneliness Chords UK – Listen To The Radio British Jets – Another Day in the City Nerve Button – Thirty Days The Triggers – Clones The Schizophonics – Black to Comm Black Mambas – Be Bad Too Benny Trokan – Too Far Gone Dimorphodons – Searching for Dimorphodons The BellRays – Fire On The Moon Radiohearts – My Heart Has an Obituary The About Blanks – She’s A Nosebleed Poison Boys – Mean Queen The Shanghais – Sick of You The Hives – Good Samaritan
Following requests for some of the previous Heritage campaign shirts to have a reprint we’ve decided to make them generally available along with a whole range of Black Wax merchandise. The bags are the perfect size for your records, and some shirt designs are now available in ‘girlie’ fit. It’s also that time of year to bring out our Reindeers Ramones tribute Christmas T-shirt, now also available as a girlie, bag and hoodie! Find them in the shop.
Yesterday we launched ‘Let’s Go!’ a brand new 2 hour monthly radio show on Totally Wired Radio (a collaboration between Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry Subculture).
You can hear the full show here –
Playlist: Los Pepes – Let’s Go! Chinese Junk – Cheaper Than You Vacuum – Fixated Appaloosa – No Hope For The Kids The Number Ones – Breaking Loose The Briefs – Poor And Weird Witchdoktors – Voodoo Eye The Freaks Of Nature – Want Me! The Mystery Lights – I’m So Tired (Of Living In The City) Paul Collins – Come Back And Stay (Live in Europe) The Nerves – Give Me Some Time Faz Waltz – Rock N Roll Is Tough Zac – The King Is Dead The Speedways – Daydreaming Smalltown Tigers – Five Things The Veras – Paper Cup Telephones The Hurricanes – Take A Ride Tonight Chubby & The Gang – All Along The Uxbridge Road Duncan Reid – Interview Part 1 Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – Your Future Ex Wife Duncan Reid – Interview Part 2 Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – To Live Or Live Not Prima Donna – Sing To Death Hard Action – Yours Truly Capitol 1212 ft. Earl 16 – Love Will Tear Us Apart Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Knuckledust – Life Struggle Young Francis – I Wanna Hold You Tight (Tonite) Tommy And The Commies – Hurtin’ 4 Certain Nasty Rumours – Barbwire Heart Amyl And The Sniffers – Control Martin Savage And The Jiggerz – Between The Lines T. Benny and the Buzz Brothers – Gimme A Buzz Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – Is Vic There?
Pleased to announce ‘Let’s Go!’ with Adam Smith will be launching as a monthly show on Totally Wired Radio at 2pm on Saturday 24th October – continuing every 4th Saturday of the month.
A brand new online radio show showcasing what’s happening NOW in the world of Punk, Rock & Roll and Garage with the odd bit o’ soul and other stuff.
Concentrating on forthcoming and recent releases, our sense of nostalgia will only stretch back over the last 20 years. Music prior to the year 2000 may work its way through if it’s for a re-release or anniversary tour worth us getting excited about, otherwise we’re keeping it more current and forward looking.
Feel free to get in touch with messages, shout outs, requests etc. And if you’re in a band, run a label, or club night, or anything and want to get involved then send a message to this page.
On Thursday 30th July 2020 I went to the Herald Pub for their ‘Vinyl Junkies’ open deck night. It was nice to be able to play music to a (small, socially distant) audience again! Enjoy some recent purchases and a selection from the more modern end of my record box.
A few T-Shirts should be dropping through letter boxes today. The first Black Wax Heritage Campaign – Pop In The Park 1 – is complete and I’m very pleased to have been sent this photo of Kevin Jones, lead singer of The Sods, sporting his!
In true Sods style he commented ‘I remember this gig well. Two great bands performed that day plus Eddie and the Hot Rods.’
A big thank you to all who bought a T-Shirt and supported the campaign.
Look out for the next one going live very soon!
Saturday 21st March 2020. Inspired by some other home DJs I live streamed a DJ set from my front room on Facebook. I did a 1 hour set ahead of Andy from Northern Irish Punk Blues Duo The Bonnevilles doing a live set on their band page.
One of the decks, as always, was a bit dodgy. I had my (nearly) 3 year old, Slade, helping me pick out records, and he even informs us that he needs a poo.
Steve Drewett (Newtown Neurotics) and Luke Baker (Kick Out Filmmaker) were guests on Simon Hearn’s England’s Dreaming show on Totally Wired Radio – the new radio station from Acid Jazz Records. Talking all things Neurotics, Punk and Kick Out – you can hear the full show here –