Somehow I missed out on these guys from San Diego the first time around back in the 90's when they were going strong in punk circuits. I was listening to Floodgate, 1.6 Band, Chisel and a bunch of other emo bands but missed out on these guys. So here they are - a veritable complete discography in all its screaming, glass breaking glory, released on defunct Gravity Records. According to Wikipedia, "Members went on to play in groups such as Antioch Arrow, Clikatat Ikatowi, and Second Story Window; vocalist Matt Anderson also worked with A Minor Forest, Mohinder, and Angel Hair. Matt and Scott even played in the legendary San Diego punk/hardcore band, Battalion of Saints from 2005-2008."
If you like Rites of Spring and Drive Like Jehu then you will definitely like this from Garden Variety. I hate using the word emo but that's what we called it back when it wasn't equated with those lamer bands that prance around today in eyeliner and striped socks worn on their arms. And just what is up with this hair?
(he calls himself the "emo hair god")
But I digress....Back to the real thing - it's not about hair, it's about MUSIC!
Heavy progressive rock from Manchester, UK. If you like Pineapple Thief and Porcupine Tree, you'll probably like this. They are currently recording 2 albums at once, entitled "Mystoria" and "The Octopus", which will be finished by the end of this year. If you like this and leave comments, I just might upload more of their stuff. Let me know what you think!
Some Kind of Hate is a hardcore band from the Boston area that incorporates elements of late 80's New York and early 80's Boston hardcore. These 12 songs are a follow up to their debut self-titled EP and were recorded by Jim Siegel at The Outpost. For fans of Slapshot, Kill Your Idols, and Agnostic Front.
THE GITS fourth full length album was released on September 25. 2000 and contains songs recorded live for the movie HYPE, several previously unreleased songs and some remixed and remastered songs from early GITS recording sessions.
A while back, Robert Crumb released a book called Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country. It included a CD of various blues artists and this was the only way you could get a copy of the CD. Here is more about the book.
From the book description: "Anyone who knows R. Crumb’s work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country Music trading card sets he created in the early to- mid-1980s. Now they are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exclusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb himself (featuring original recordings by Charley Patton, “Dock” Boggs, “Jelly Roll” Morton, and others). A bio of each musician is provided, along with a full-color original illustration by the cartoonist. A characteristically idiosyncratic tribute by an underground icon to the musical innovators who helped inspire him, R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country is a must-have collection for Crumb aficionados, comics fans, and music lovers alike."
Here's the CD from this blues history filled book, featuring some well known and not so well known blues artists. Get it!
Released on Instinct Records, this is a nice compilation of ambient sounds from International People's Gang, Gregor Samsa, High Skies and more. Unfortunately, the Em:t compilations are hard to come by and fetch some high prices on the 'net. If you're into ambient or chillout music, this Em:t compilation will be right up your alley. Enjoy!
Mood of Defiance LP I was kindly tipped off by Borneojimy that Mark Underground from Down Underground blog got a copy of the Mood of Defiance LP so please go over to his blog and grab a copy if you haven't already! Mark works very hard on his blog to post very obscure punk rock so we have to thank him for posting this! I finally got to hear the whole LP and it's got some great songs on it! Also you'll find plenty more to listen to while you're over there.
Track List: talk to me (crocodile cafe 1992) Anorexorcist Bambi slaughter Clean up before she comes Crisco (Rock Whore) Divine and bright Down in the dark Formaldehyde Gothic teen spirit Gypsies tramps and thieves I feel fine (The Beatles Cover) I Hate Myself and I Want to Die Immigrant song (Led Zeppelin Cover) In his hands Jealousy Kurt Cobain - Ultra Rare Laminated effect Lithium (Kurt Cobain solo Home demo) Lounge Act (Alternate version from DVD menu) Lovegun Me and my IV Moist vagina My Best Friend Girl My sharona (The Knack Cover) Here She Comes Now I wanna be your dog (The Stooges Cover) Formaldehyde Old age She's my Best friend Girl Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple cover) Suggestion Suicide-samurai Sweet Emotion Jam Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover) White Lace And Strange You know you're right (acoustic) You've got no right Do nuts (from 90-10-25 show)
One could describe Threats as 77 era The Damned, and later formed Casualties. Looks like this is out of print as it was released in 2003 on Dr. Strange Records. If you missed them the first time, here they are again.
1. Pacivity 2. Afghanistan 3. State of Shock 4. Spider 5. Underground Army 6. Iron Maiden 7. Can't Stop Me 8. 1980's 9. Dead End Depression 10. Pacivity 11. Wasted 12. Afghanistan 13. Underground Army 14. 1980's 15. Writing on the Wall 16. Can't Stop Me 17. Dead End Depression 18. Politicians and Ministers 19. Go to Hell 20. Afghanistan 21. Wasted 22. Politicians and Ministers 23. Writing on the Wall 24. Dead End Depression 25. Can't Stop Me 26. Underground Army 27. 1980's
The Damaged Goods website tells us all about the Snivelling Shits.
Another 77 band formed by journalist Giovanni Dadamo.
The line up was…. Giovanni Dadamo – Vox Dave Fudger, Pete Makowski – Git Steve Lillywhite, Barry Myers – Bass Steve Nicol, Ade Lillywhite, Lou Salvoni & Nick Ratbite – Drums
I always loved their single ‘Terminal Stupid’ that came out on Ghetto Rockers records in late 77 but I knew nothing about them, so when I started Damaged Goods it was something I wanted to unearth and possibly re-issue. I asked around and eventually someone mentioned that the main person behind the band was Giovanni Dadamo and that he worked in Records & Tape Exchange at Notting Hill, so I headed down there and eventually met him. We arranged to meet for a beer after he finished work and that’s how the album came about. I showed him the Slaughter album and said I wanted to re-issue the 7” and he said did I want any other tracks, we met up at his parents house and searched through old boxes and dug up a whole load of cassettes and even an acetate or two.
We then went over to Dave Goodman's house and cleaned everything up and eventually put the album together. Photo’s were found at Ray Stevenson’s house and we had a cover. Gio put together a mock review of the album and we were away. One thing i never knew was that the Shits did have a second release called ‘isgodaman?’ as Arthur Comix on the Beggars Banquet compilation ‘Streets’. The reason it was under a pseudonym was because Beggars didn’t want the word SHITS on the cover!! how punk!.
Giovanni also co wrote a couple of Damned songs ‘I Just Can’t Be Happy Today’ and ‘They’re Aint No Sanity Claus’.
Gio died a few years back, it was a pleasure to have met him and recover a few great tracks.
I hear lots of different bands - a couple are The Fall and Richard Hell and the Voidoids with the snottiness that Sex Pistols was trying to achieve but were trying too hard.