I just wanted to pause here and give a shout-out to the Greek Post Punk blog you see in my links on the lower right of this page. Everything I've heard so far is telling me Greece had way more than their fair share of good post-punk bands, and if you're curious I encourage you to check out the very nearly solid "Return of The Creeps" compilation mentioned on the right side of that blog. It consists of songs by bands on Creep Records. The only problem is the songs aren't tagged so that you know what the bands are, only the song titles. I had to look that up online and write it down and then tag the files appropriately myself. I'll attempt to save you some trouble by posting the tracklisting. I tried to upload the whole thing to this blog, but some of the titles are in Greek and my computer didn't want to send them to a compressed folder because of that. And then I realized how disrespectful and inaccurate it would be of me to rename them by saying "greek word..." etc. Argh. So I really feel I can't win. I'm going to try my best to list them as they appear when you first download them from the other blog, though I found once I retagged them, my ipod took them in as though they were in a different order than what you see here.
Art of Parties - Central Room
The Reporters - Computer World
Yell-O-Yell - Crow's Complaint
Headleaders - Her Ways Are Cold
Villa 21 - I See No!
The Reporters - I Wanna Know
Headleaders - I'm Living Like A Fool
Yell-O-Yell - Imitation Of The Real
Art Of Parties - Last Time
Villa 21 - Move
Villa 21 - My Last Chance
Yell-O-Yell - Shoot The Truth
Headleaders - Voices
next track is by Metro Decay, song title in Greek translates as sortof like "KEIMHAIA" when I download it
next track is by Clown, song title in Greek translates as sortof like "KAOOYN" when I download it
next track is also by Clown, song title in Greek translates as sortof like "AEYKA KEAAIA" when I download it
last track is by Metro Decay, song title in Greek translates as sortof like EKIEK when I download it
If you have any troubles, hopefully this site will be helpful.
Also that band Hands of Cain on the front page of that blog drove me out of my mind the other night, listening to their tracks on myspace. I was so horrified to learn they had never managed to release any records! I would pay big money to have a CD of their stuff, but luckily I learned through some Greek guy I met who had nothing to do with the blog that soon Hands of Cain will indeed have a CD out!! :)
I realize this stuff might not appeal to everyone, but damnit I love my arty and/or goth post punk.