In a sort of “competition” with the more structured Great Complotto (PN - Italy), the “Udine” punk circuit, had already developed it since 1977 around bands in continuous mutation (Metalshock, Alternatives, Dial 113, Commandos) without however to succeed in getting the creative and organizational homogeneity of the “Pordenone” scene.
Mercenary God has been from immediately an apart history: geographically isolated, extraneous to the current post-punks and too much young people and simpletons to capitalize a notoriety in rapids growth, above all among the employees.
Their music departed from English and American punk of the seventies, avoiding carefully the dawning militant hardcore, and it mixed to a certain very personal psichedelia garage punctuated of noise experimentations and good old rock’n’roll.
After a handful of concerts, often completely selfmanaged, the meeting with No Submission (punk band from Treviso - Italy) and the journalist Claudio Sorge, brought to the realization, in 1981, of the split-LP “Challenge”, produced by the newborn labels record Bootleg Records, by Marco Melzi. The LP included, besides the Mercenary God and to the No Submission, also No Suicides from Udine (Italy).
During the same year the recordings of 11 passages were realized, destineted to the first one band’s LP (Burning Generation) and were unpublished up to the publication, happened in the November of 2004, for worth of the indipendent label Big Star Rolling from Preganziol (TV).
Burning Generation is reviewed all over the world recording an unexpected success among the employees and the impassioned ones of the kind.
MERCENARY GOD appear in the documentary on the Italian punk MAMMA DAMMI LA BENZA,
directed by Angelo Rastelli and based on the Luca Frazzi’s texts, been broadcasted in 2005 on Sky TV and soon available on DVD.
In the first months of 2006, the label SNAPSMUSIC has produced Mercenary God’s Cd-rom that contains live materials, photographic and unpublished video of the period 1980/1981.
It’s scheduled the publication of some Compilation in which will be included Mercenary God’s passages. It’s anticipated also the press of Burning Generation on CD.
Edited by louismercenary on 17 Nov 2007, 18:52
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