Friday, February 6, 2015
BCT #6 - V/A - Last White Christmas #1
Chris BCT Says:
We had, literally, 80 punx from around the world, Canada, the UK, Italy, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Finland, Japan and maybe a coupla other countries, come to the house in the 80's. In the snail mail days it was all arranged by, well, snail mail and maybe the rare expensive long distance call. They were all comin' out anyway but we made it a point to hang. The first visitor was Antonio, the bassist of Cheetah Chrome Motherf..'s and his non English speaking friend (whose smiling face is on the LWC tape sleeves). He arrived 12/11/83, a week after the LWC gig. And he not only had the tapes of the gig but also permission and request from GDHC Gran Ducato HC, a collective of punx in Italy and their label Cessophena Records, for BCT to release this show. All BCT tapes had been 60 minute comps. But there was about 5 hours of music here and it all ripped. I still consider it the finest recorded HC gig of all time. Antonio, his friend and my lst BCT partner, Dave, and I went to work creating the 2 volumes. Antonio was quite firm about what he did and didn't want particularly for the CCM trax. One day I hope to post the entire unedited gig online somewhere. It really is awesome all the way through. War Dogs had given Antonio their demo tape to give to us to release however we thought to, which was the BCT part, taking music sent to us and then choosing the great stuff. We also edited out like down live time between songs, again tho, never editing a song itself. We finally released it 2/84. It shows ya how much time it took to make one of these. Back in our first year or two we also included a booklet. Fortunately, I still have a copy of each of them which is whatever paperwork any band sent with their tape. We stopped including the booklets at some point cuz of the cost given that BCT never made any money. This tape was re-issued on cd in 2002 by a consortium of enterruption, Human Stench and Schizophrenic Records and BCT, 500 copies. This is a classic case of, well, on this tape of course you go on to hear of Raw Power but all the other 8 didn't make a lotta awareness over the years tho Juggernaut did do a cd album. They and Traumatic on vol ll are a 60's sorta HC band. There was a nice 'outside the HC box' from some bands.