That's where set its pace one of those cult HC-bands destined to leave an unhealed scar in the still-yet-to-come international musical landscape: furious lyrics full-throated by an out of control voice, a fast as lighting abrasive guitar with no place for any melodies but still abruptly original, along with a drumming ready to massacre ears... CCM (a.k.a. Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers)
Their existence, corresponding with the most prolific HC momentum, ends up in 1987 and their two EPs, the split tape, the LP and the few other scattered songs are by far sufficient to single them out as a standing point and a reference for anyone interested in untamed music.
This release finally fills a gap: their sold out records had never been reprinted so far, thus reaching crazy prices among collectors, while even lame bootleg copies had started to jump out of nowhere.
Since the early start we worked with the two original sound engineers (from West Link Recorders) who had toured and shared all with the band, this "refreshing" of master tapes giving a new incredible shine to the original sound. We decided as well to include in the package pics, gig flyers and even extracts from lyrics.
Members of the band supported this project since the early start with the common mission to bring back to life a palette of that music which used to correspond with everyday living.
For those who luckily had a chance to see them live maybe moshing at one of their sped-up songs, but also for those others fascinated by the mysterious area surrounding their legend.
CD Edition: DCD with a 36-page booklet, plus an unreleased song, hardcover
1- 400 Fascists 2- Tellyson 3- Alkool
(taken from 1st 7" - "Four Hundred Fascists")
4- Easy Targets 5- Furious Party 6- Frustration I 7- Frustration II
(taken from 2nd 7"EP - "Furious Party")
8- Voice of the Blood / Barbed Wire World 9- (Right to Be) Italian 10- Nation on Fire 11- Envy (I'm a Mess) 12- Foe or Friend 13- Life of Punishment 14- (We're the) Juvenile Deliquency 15- Work (means Death) 16- 400 Fascists (in our Town Tonite)* 17- Best Party Ever/No Bore 18- Alkool 19- (Ev'ry day's a) Reagan Day 20- Bendix Power/Secret Hate 21- Addiction 22- Camp Darby Blues 23- Any Sacrifice 24- Need A Crime / Ultracore
(taken from "Permanet Scar" split with IRI - Side A)
25- Need A Crime 26- No Wordz 27- Terminal Fun
(taken from 'Berlin session 1982' (outtake)
28- Commandos 29- Terminal Fun 30- Mad Race
(taken from 'Senza Tregua' session 1984)
1- Feel Like 2- Enemy 3- Sterilized 4- Sorry /R.M. 5- Daymare 6- Romeo Loves Juliet 7- Strange Pain 8- Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry 9- Into The Void
(taken from "Into the Void" LP)
(taken from 'Live at Casalone' - Bologna, 20/06/1987 - unreleased)