Livin on leavin till night comes again

03 Feb

Some indie record labels left their mark by releasing a few albums.
Some others had a huge  catalogue of releases.
Smash Records from Thessaloniki is placed in the first list.
A small record shop that had only 3 releases that today are rare but…still remain great.

During 1986, Smash Records released the following three albums:
Stained Veil – “livin on leavin”
Fear Condition – “Till Night Comes Again”
Yell O Yell – “ΧΙΙ-13”

scan0006The two first albums have a great post punk sound, similar to the early Cure and maybe Bauhaus sound.
A couple of members of Stained Veil looks like they were were playing or helping Fear Condition to record
and vise versa…

Both bands were based in Thessaloniki and were formed in the mid 80’s.
There are no informations available about them…

Stained Veil’s line up was: Nick Modiotis – vocals, S. Zisis on the guitars, George Pattas – bass and additional guitars
and D.Stephanopoulos on the drums.

The tracklisting of their album is the following:
Side A
Change Of Time
Reasons To Be Alone

Side B
Livin On Leavin
Without Them All
It’s All The Same

Now, both albums had the same producer, the mysterious T.”The Skull” T. which I suppose, must be Thodoros,
the record label owner.

r-605381-1145364382George Pattas appears here again playing the main guitar while Sotiris Zisis works on the production of the album
along with the band and T.”The Skull” T….
The band members are, singer – Fiben, C.G. (Christos Giannakis) on the bass, S. “Reverb” G. (Savvas Georgiadis) on the drums,
guitar player George Pattas, and sax player Franz.

The tracklisting:
Pale Side
Instant Flower
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Paris At Night
Black And White

Full Moon Side
Dreaming Of Tunnels
Dimensions Of The Forest
I Remember (Darkness In Stockholm)

On both albums, the lyrics are dark and the pessimistic (on “Vampire” the lyrics are taken by Charles Baudelaire)
creating a haunting atmosphere.

For sure, these were two albums that shouldn’t be forgoten…

Smash Records never released an other album after the Yell O Yell one…

Yell O Yell


Posted by on February 3, 2009 in New Wave / Dark Wave



2 responses to “Livin on leavin till night comes again

  1. chrysa pantazi

    February 4, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Για stained veil ο Σωτήρης Ζήσης είναι στο μπάσο? Υπήρξε και υπάρχει η μία από τις δύο σταθερές ψυχές των Blues Wire, που αξίζει πάντα να ακούμε Live, και ευτυχώς συνεχιζουν να υπάρχουν. Mιλώντας για την ίδια εποχή και τόπο μήπως να περιμένουμε κάτι για Noise Promotion? Tα βασικά τους μέλη οι αδελφοί Αποστολάκη υπάρχουν και δημιουργούν δυναμικά, από τα καλύτερα πράγματα που έχω ακούσει στην περιοχή του rock.

  2. panole8riambos

    February 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

    >Για Stained Veil, η απάντηση είναι, “ναι”.
    >Για Noise Promotion Company…we are working on it. Ειναι κάτι σαν κρυμμένο μυστικό αυτά τα συγκροτήματα.
    Δεν ξέρω για ποιόν λόγο….


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