LP (12 Tracks) - Limited Expanded 40th Anniversary Reissue featuring six additional cuts: as well as five tracks apiece from Nun Attax and Micro Disney [sic], Mean Features and Urban Blitz also feature. on Black Vinyl with Bonus CD and Fanzine.
The re-issued ‘Kaught at the Kampus’ is now available as a very limited vinyl package replete with a free CD and 16-page, A4 fanzine of Kampus memorabilia. The release features six additional cuts: as well as five tracks apiece from Nun Attax and Micro Disney [sic]. Mean Features and Urban Blitz also feature.
Kaught at the Kampus is a live compilation conceived and organised by Irish promoter Elvera Butler, and originally released in 1981 on her Reekus Records label. A showcase of then emerging Cork city punk and post-punk bands, it contains tracks by Nun Attax (later known as Five Go Down to the Sea?), Mean Features (featuring Mick Lynch (vocals) and Liam Heffernan (guitar)), Urban Blitz (who later became Cypress Mine!) and Micro Disney [sic] (whose members Cathal Coughlan and Sean O'Hagan later formed The Fatima Mansions and The High Llamas respectively.)
The album was recorded live at the Arcadia Ballroom (commonly known as the Arc), Cork, Ireland, on 30 August 1980. Nun Attax were at the time scene leaders, and given three tracks on side one. Microdisney went on to international recognition with their 1985 album The Clock Comes Down The Stairs.
Following reissued of stock copies in 2015 and 2020, the compilation was re-pressed on vinyl and fully reissued in 2021 on its 40th anniversary. Writing in 2020, Mike McGrath-Bryan of the Irish Examiner said that the mural recognises a "record has come to be regarded as a document of the Cork music scene at an important juncture, helping to set the tone for the city's subsequent musical reputation, with many of the musicians and personalities involved becoming cult figures in their own right."
1. Nun Attax - "White Cortina"
2. Nun Attax - "Reekus Sunfare"
3. Nun Attax - "Eyeballs"
4. Nun Attax - "Looking For Words For My Book"**
5. Nun Attax - "Phantom Gobi"**
6. Mean Features - "Summer Holiday"
1. Micro Disney - "Victory"*
2. Micro Disney - "12 Novembers"*
3. Micro Disney - "Mitchelstown"**
4. Micro Disney - "Cack Hand"**
5. Micro Disney - "National Anthem"
6. Urban Blitz - "Breakaway"
* and ** = Additional tracks to original release.
Note: Micro Disney was how the name appeared on original release rather than Microdisney.
Finbar Donnelly - Vocals
Ricky Dineen - Guitar
Philip O'Connell - Bass
Keith (Smelly) O'Connell
Cathal Coughlan - Vocals
Sean O'Hagan - Guitar
Giordai Ua Laoighre - Guitar
Chris McCarthy - Bass
Dave Galvan - Drums
Mick Lynch - Vocals
Liam Heffernan - Guitar
Pat Kelleher - Bass
Steve O'Donoghue - Drums
Ber Murphy - Vocals
David O'Connell - Guitar
Sean Linehan - Guitar
Kevin O'Connell - Bass
Don Tuohy - Drums