Friday, 7 March 2014


"colour your life"
Year:  1995
Label:  Impact
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Pop Punk

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"open eyes, open ears,
brains to think"
Year:  1985
Country:  Germany
City:  Berlin
Label:  BYO
Format:  LP, CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  30  min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore

UPRIGHT CITIZENS was one of the first German punk bands with English lyrics . In 1982 appeared the first LP of the band from the Ruhr in 1985 she toured as the first German punk rock band for six weeks across the United States. The eighties and early 1990s were the most successful in the 22- year band history. In addition to publishing various recordings to UPRIGHT CITIZENS earned a reputation as a terrific live acts , which they presented as a "special guest " of punk greats such as Dead Kennedys , Bad Religion , UK Subs and many other proof . The first line-up consisted of Anton (vocals, guitar), Uli (guitar), Crocker (bass) and Mario (drums). In 1989, the cast and the musical line changed - with Alex ( drums) and Chris ( " cap " , guitar), today members of the moped gang or at Eisenpimmel , new influences came into the band. The songs changed , away from the fast political punk hardcore towards a sound , the two parts of the word punk was fair . The articles published in the following years, CDs and also the stage show of UPRIGHT CITIZENS have often been compared in the punk scene with the U.S. group Social Distortion . In spring 2003, UPRIGHT CITIZENS gave their last concert on board a chartered excursion steamer on the Rhine. There were / are different labels which made and distributed this album, this cover here you can see, was the spanish version made by "Fobia Records", an anarcho punk label from Madrid sadly already defunct.
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"Make the future mine & yours"
Year:  1983
Label:  Hart Musik
Format: CD, LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore

UPRIGHT CITIZENS was a german hardcore punk band from Bottrop, started in 1981 and disbanded in 1991. Their songs mainly had english lyrics and their lyrical themes were about anarchism, pacifism, anti-war, etc. They released several albums and 7”s in just their 10-year lifespan. The “Bombs of Peace” EP and the “Make the Future Mine and Yours” LP are the debut band’s works before its widely considered best album "open your eyes...". They released albums on the BYO label in the US and were included on the important 1984 "P.E.A.C.E. / War" compilation. UPRIGHT CITIZENS musical style might be comparable to fast punk bands like GBH, Varukers or English Dogs.
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