Welcome

elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth. Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post. In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Various Artists - The Decline of Western Civilization OST

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 01/01/2014. Enjoy, NØ.

]


This record is a partial soundtrack for the movie The Decline of Western Civilization, an American documentary directed by Penelope Spheeris that was filmed in L.A. in 1979 & 1980 featuring concert footage of legendary Los Angeles punk bands with interviews of both the bands & with the punks who made up their audience.

The soundtrack was released in 1980 by Slash Records on LP & was later released in the late 1990s on CD. I believe it is now out of print.

Germs singer Darby Crash appears on the soundtrack album cover, as well as the movie poster. He died from a heroin-overdose suicide shortly before the film was released. Live preformances by Germs, Flags, Bags, CircJerks,Claude Bessey & Catholic Discipline, X’s ‘Johnny Hit & Run Paulene”, all of Lee V. & Fear...this album hits hard.

The movie contains eight additional songs by the various bands, so if you want to hear all the great musick, then seek out the film.
Musick contained in the film includes:
The Bags (billed at the time as The Alice Bag Band) - "Gluttony", "Prowlers in the Night";
Black Flag - "Depression", "Revenge" & "White Minority";
Circle Jerks - "Back Against the Wall", "Beverly Hills", "I Just Want Some Skank", "Red Tape" & "Wasted";
Catholic Discipline - "Barbee Doll Lust" & "Underground Babylon";
Fear - "Beef Bologna", "I Don't Care About You", "I Love Living in the City", "Let's Have a War" & "Fear Anthem";
The Germs - "Manimal" & "Shutdown";
& X - "Beyond & Back", "Johnny Hit & Run Paulene", "Nausea", "Unheard Music" & "We're Desperate.

Album contains lyric sheet insert.

Year of Release: 1980
Label: Slash Records SR-105
Genre: Punk

Tracklist:
Side 1-
Intro (thank you)
White Minority – Black Flag
Depression – Black Flag
Break (Blackie’s)
Revenge – Black Flag
Break (Germs)
Manimal – The Germs
Break (Claude Bessey)
Underground Babylon – Catholic Discipline
Break (Exene)
Beyond & Back – X
Johnny Hit & Run Paulene – X

Side 2 -
Intro (desperate)
We're Desperate – X
Break (nu wave)
Red Tape – Circle Jerks
Back Against The Wall – Circle Jerks
Break (Hey, man)
I Just Want Some Skank – Circle Jerks
Beverly Hills – Circle Jerks
Break (just to get aggressions out)
Gluttony – The Alice Bag Band
Break (eat my fuck)
I Don't Care About You – Fear
Break (go die)
I Love Livin' In The City – Fear
Fear Anthem – Fear

Download: Various Artists - The Decline of Western Civilization OST
 MEGA decryption code in comments
Download Size: 85.7MB (ripped from vinyl at 320Kpbs)

13 comments:

Mucho Maas said...

gracias! looking forward to this one!

Psyche Zenobia said...

One of the records that started me down the ol' punk rock highway at a young age. Great post!

said...

Thanks. Psyche.

said...

Thanks very mouse, Mucho Maas

Anonymous said...

cool record! thanks

aldo the apache

Andy Rampage said...

"COOL!" Been AWhile Since I 'Heard' Thise ONE! THANKS A WHOLE GORRAMMED BUNCH!!

john said...

anyone know where to find a rip of the dvd(or vhs)?

668 said...

2 different rips of the movie:

http://auraldamage.blogspot.com/2009/10/decline-of-western-civilization-dvd.html

http://downunderground.blogspot.com/2009/12/decline-of-western-civilization-80.html

Andy Rampage said...

bought ONE.. i think ON E-Bay..
"CHEAP!" .. Nice LOUD Rip ZER0..
THANKS AGAIN!!

Zer0_II said...

@Andy Rampage: I'm glad you're enjoying this, but I wasn't the one who ripped it. NØ is the person you should be thanking. Take care.

Anonymous said...

HEY MAN NICE ENTRY WITH DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION OST!!!

NOW PLEASE CAN YOU POST THE PART II "THE METAL YEARS" BEEN LOOKING FOR IT SO LONG THANX IN ADVANCE

Anonymous said...

The film is great, but the link here for the OST doesn't seem to work anymore :(

said...

MEGA decryption code
EOu-BTybsxd8Maj34OdLFCvKkhBjMwxjVWGa_alW4TQ