Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
A few years ago I was in a pawn shop looking for rare CDs to sell and found a copy of this Hendrix LP in a stack of otherwise crappy records. This LP cover is of the French release. Different covers can be found in the download file. I really loved this record because it was not polished and you can hear Jimi talking and laughing and making jokes between songs. Buddy Miles also appears on this release.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
These guys are my heroes. Sean McCabe, who once puked on Christmas trees onstage, threw yogurt at Earth Crisis. Sean, R.I.P.
If you like 90's screamo, you'll like this. I love it!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
By Jesse Ashlock
1993. Cupertino, CA. Right in the heart of what was soon to become (for a time) the new economic heart of America, Silicon Valley, came a hair-raising, filling-rattling scream of rage. Hidden behind the pristine office parks and suburban strip malls, a seething force of paranoid aggression was brooding, and its name was Mohinder. For a little over a year, Mohinder captured the attention of the Bay Area's alienated hardcore underground, providing a Northern California counterpart to the burgeoning San Diego art-punk scene (Mohinder, like Heroin, Antioch Arrow, et al, was associated with the notorious Gravity Records) with their brief but absurdly powerful bursts of shambolic noise and instantly legendary live performances. By the end of 1994 Mohinder was only a memory, the brevity of the band's existence a testament to its unsustainably fierce, almost superhuman energy.
Members went on to such bands as Jenny Piccolo, Indian Summer, The Anasazi, Calm, Duster, A-Set, and Makara.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Great catchy pop punk and funny lyrics.
Big In Japan: Zac Damon [formerly of Zoinks!] (vocals, guitar); Joey Travers (bass, background vocals); Corky "Conk" Pigeon (drums, background vocals).
Monday, November 2, 2009
A Skateboard Party is a live album by the Dead Kennedys and was released in August 1983 on Starving Missile Records in cooperation with Alternative Tentacles as a limited edition release. It features an exchange where Jello Biafra asks what the audience wants, a girl yells, "Autograph, goddammit!", prompting Jello to retort with, "I'll autograph it with my dental chart."
Friday, October 30, 2009
1. Deliver Me From Mine Enemies
2. Free Among the Dead
3. La Treizième Revient
4. Deliver Me
7. Cris D'Aveugle
1. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
2. Double-Barrel Prayer
3. Let’s Not Chat About Despair
4. Birds of Death
5. You Must Be Certain of the Devil
6. Let My People Go
8. The Lord Is My Shepard
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
An anecdote follows about ASSÜCK:
I was slaving away at $5.85 an hour in 1997 working for the cheapest jerk in town at his oh so swanky record store. We sold a shitload of ASSÜCK LPs - yes, the vinyl sold more than the CD version did. An old man strolled in one afternoon, a chap I'd never seen before. He walked into the vinyl room and grabbed ASSÜCK and brought it up to the counter. Okay, that's a first, I thought! I asked him if there was anything else I could help him with and he answered with a curt "No!" He said nothing else, grabbed the record and walked out.
My guess is that it was a pissed off preacher who was going to take it to his next sermon, wailing over the devil corrupting kid's lives.
I never found out what this man's deal was or why he was so abrupt with me. He sure seemed pissed off. I did tell him to enjoy his record as he stomped out.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Maximillian Colby was an Emocore band formed in the early 1990s in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Never reaching much popularity outside of Harrisonburg during their lifespan, they established a unique sound melding epic post-rock and punk, recognized years later by bands like City of Caterpillar, A Day in Black and White, Circle Takes the Square and Envy. The band never released a true full length CD or LP, only a few EPs, splits, and compilation features. Unfortunately, Maximillian Colby's time together was cut short with the sudden death of bassist Bob Baynor in 1995. Following this, the three remaining members went on to form Sleepytime Trio, Supine to Sit, Bats and Mice, and Rah Bras. A discography of their sixteen recorded songs can be found on Lovitt Records.
Indian Summer was an early and influential American emocore band originally from Oakland, California. Their sound leaned heavily on loud-soft dynamics, pushed to the extremes on either end. Many of their songs built up to chaotic, cathartic climaxes; in which the singer screamed the lyrics (often past the point of easy intelligibility) while the band tore into their instruments. The other end of the spectrum involved spoken or whispered lyrics, coupled with delicately picked single note guitar lines and light drumming.
1. Prosthetic Aesthetic, The
2. Thanksgiving Day for Cats
3. Baby's Got New Flame
4. Dirty Aristocrat, The
5. Amplification of the Queen Bee
6. Lipstick Game, The
8. Digital Crucifix
9. Busted Bride's Last Ride
10. Through the Years
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
American rock band from Virginia that has released two full-length albums on Equal Vision Records: If They Move...Kill Them (2001) and Lusitania (2003). The band also released several demos and the Alaska EP.
Fairweather began playing shows in the Washington, DC suburbs of Virginia. After much critical acclaim of their first album, If They Move...Kill Them (named from The Wild Bunch http://punkrockacademy.com/stm/int/fairweather.html
The band announced that they would be disbanding in late 2003, not too long after their second full-length album, and finally disbanded in the winter of 2003. The played their final show at St. Andrews Church in College Park, Maryland, with Darkest Hour, Age of Ruin, StarsHideFire, and Good Clean Fun.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Gaye Bykers On Acid were formed in late 1984 by Ian Reynolds (Robber) and Ian Hoxley (Mary). They were later joined by guitarist and art student Tony Horsfall and drummer Kevin Hyde. Their first gig was at the Princess Charlotte in Leicester in mid-1985.
Their first releases - the single Everything's Groovy Baby and the Nosedive Karma EP - were both recorded in Leeds with Jon Langford of The Mekons, and released on the InTape label. They then signed to Virgin Records releasing the albums Drill Your Own Hole and Stewed To The Gills. The vinyl version of Drill Your Own Hole was pressed without a hole in the centre, so it was necessary to literally drill your own hole in order to play it. The album spent one week at number 95 in the UK Albums Chart in November 1987.
They also played gigs (dressed in women's clothing) under the name 'Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds', supporting themselves, and thus getting paid twice. They also performed as a fictitious East German thrash punk band "Rektüm" (they claimed to have jumped over the Berlin Wall), recording an LP Sakredanus and an EP Real Horror Show under the name.
Here it is, for BarbieQ at Chalice and Ting blog.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Deutsch Nepal is the solo industrial/dark ambient project of Swede Lina Der Baby Doll General (ex-Njurmännen). Under the name Deutsch Nepal, Lina has issued eight studio albums and a 7" as well as contributing to various compilations including a split CD with In Slaughter Natives and another with The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud. Other works include two tapes out on the Italian label, Old Europa Cafe, entitled Only Silence Among The Filthy and The Silent Earth. There's also a single called Dentist Environmental on Ant-Zen, as well as the The Very Top Of Lina Baby Doll LP.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Trenchmouth was a Chicago-based band that fused hardcore with post-punk, no wave, reggae, jazz, industrial, and funk to create a manic and danceable hybrid completely their own. Throughout its existence, the band consisted of Damon Locks (vocals/percussion), Chris DeZutter (guitar), Wayne Montana (bass), and Fred Armisen on drums. Their third LP, Trenchmouth vs. The Light of the Sun, was released on East West Records, a division of Elektra Records. Armisen went on to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Locks went on to be in Super ESP and later reconvened with Montana to form The Eternals.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Native Nod were an emocore band formed in the early 90's based in the New York / New Jersey area where they'd often play shows. Their discography Today Puberty, Tomorrow The World is often considered one of the milestones in emo. Their music is a mix of dynamic slowed-down melodic parts, sometimes with spoken word vocals and fast energetic parts with half-screaming vocals. Their lyrics are well-worded, sometimes cryptic and hard to decipher. With their innovative style they heavily influenced the hardcore scene long before the term became a commercial success.
In their short lifetime as a band they only released 9 songs, divided amongst the 3 seven inch EPs Bread, Answers, and Lower GI Bleed. These 9 songs can be found on the Gern Blandsten Records discography Today Puberty, Tomorrow The World.
Chris Leo moved on to form The Van Pelt and later The Lapse, today performing as "Vague Angels". Dave Lerner joined Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and plays guitar and sings in "Spectacular Bird." Chris and Danny Leo are the brothers of Ted Leo. Danny Leo formed "tHE hOLY cHILDHOOD" and plays drums in "Dutchess" and "the Gang". Justin Simon played in We Acediasts while living in Japan, and now lives in New York, runs Mesh-Key Records and plays guitar in "Invisible Conga People."
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Fuel featured Mike Kirsch (of early Pinhead Gunpowder and a number of other notable punk rock bands) on guitar/vocals, Jim Allison on guitar/vocals, Aaron Arroyo on bass, and Jeff Stofan (also of the White Trash Debutantes at one time) on drums.
Monster 38 track compilation charts the history of Eddie Bond's Memphis-based Stomper Time Records. Created in 1957, the label released singles in styles ranging from early R&B, through to rockabilly, rock 'n roll, hillbilly and country.
Contains 38 tracks.
Full title: Stomper Time Records Story: Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers.
Performers include: Bud Deckleman, Tommy Tuckers, Willie Mitchell, Doug Stone, Leon Starr, Jim Morgan, Stompers, Pat Ferguson, Melvin Endsley, Eddie Bond, Ray Scott, Larry Manuel, Ronnie Moore.
01 - WH0LE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON - LEON STARR
02 - FOOL I AM - PAT FERGUSON
03 - PIN STRIPE SUIT - LARRY MANUEL
04 - THE MONKEY & THE BABOON - EDDIE BOND
05 - BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN - LEON STARR
06 - WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME - JIM MORGAN
07 - YOU HAVE THIS AND MORE - RONNIE MOORE
08 - MONKEY BUSINESS - EDDIE BOND
09 - BOY MEETS GIRL - RAY SCOTT
10 - RAG MOP - (take 2 master) - THE FOUR KINGS
11 - SHE MOVED TO KANSAS CITY - DOUG STONE
12 - TICKET TO NOWHERE - JIM MORGAN
13 - BOO BOP DA CAA CAA - EDDIE BOND
14 - BAREFOOT ROCK - BUD DECKLEMAN
15 - COMANCHE ROCK 'N' ROLL - LARRY MANUEL
16 - MY BABY LEFT ME - LEON STARR
17 - SITTIN' IN AN ALL NIGHT CAFE - JIM MORGAN
18 - I JUST DON'T LOVE YOU - BOBBY WATKINS
19 - BELLES OF SOUTHERN BELL - WAYNE MICHAEL
20 - BRAKEMAN'S BLUES - DOUG STONE
21 - TONIGHT WILL BE THE LAST TIME - RAY SCOTT
22 - HOLE IN MY POCKET - JIM MORGAN
23 - POLKA DOT COW - TENNESSEE ROCKETTES
24 - LOOK LIKE A MONKEY - EDDIE BOND
25 - BACK IN THE USA - LEON STARR
26 - BONGO BEAT - WILLIE MITCHELL
27 - THE BLUES DON'T MEAN A THING - MELVIN ENDSLEY
28 - WILD WOMAN TAMER - WAYNE MICHAEL
29 - CAN'T WIN FOR LOSING - EDDIE BOND
30 - I'LL BE THE ONE - BUD DECKLEMAN
31 - COUNTRY SHINDIG - THE STOMPERS
32 - A DIPLOMA IN MAY & A WEDDING RING IN JUNE - LARRY MANUEL
33 - JUST A WASTE OF TIME - ADRON JUMPER
34 - WHEN THE JUKEBOX PLAYS - (take 1) - EDDIE BOND
35 - SORRY ABOUT THAT - LARRY MANUEL
36 - DON'T TRY TO CALL BACK TOMORROW - LARRY MANUEL
37 - HELLO TROUBLE - ADRON JUMPER
38 - EVERYBODY'S DARLIN' PLUS MINE - TOMMY TUCKER
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Great jazz drumming from the drum masters!
1. Gene Krupa with Benny Goodman Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing (Prima)
2. Lionel Hampton - Drum Stomp (Hampton)
3. Jo Jones with Count Basie Orchestra - Swinging The Blues (Durham-Basie)
4. Ray Bauduc with Bob Crosby Orchestra - The Big Crash From China (Bauduc)
5. Kaiser Marshall with Louis Armstrong Orchestra - Knockin’ A Jug (Armstrong-Condon)
6. Chick Webb - Clap Hands ! Here Comes Charley (Meyer-Rose-Donald)
7. Kenny Clarke with Charlie Parker - Si Si (Parker)
8. Lionel Hampton - Hampton Stomp (Hampton)
9. Buddy Rich with Charlie Parker - Bloomdido (Parker)
10. Gene Krupa - Wire Brush Stomp (Krupa-Biondi)
12. Roy Haynes - My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Porter)
13. Chick Webb - Liza (G & I Gershwin-Kahn)
14. Max Roach with Charlie Parker - Diverse-Time X (Parker)
15. Ray Bauduc - Big Noise From Winnetka (Bauduc-Crosby-Haggart-Rodin)
16. Art Blakey - Oo Bop Sh’Bam (Gillespie-Fuller)
17. Alvin Stoller with Oscar Peterson - The Astaire Blues (Peterson)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Man Will Surrender Instrument EP
Conversion Records 1994
Lance Webber: Vocals
Frosty (Chain of Strength): Guitar
Ron Vickers: Bass
Bryan Bos: Percussion
"Growls" on Unknown Travel by Tim Russell
Castrato EP 1995
Ron Vickers: Bass
Five On The Dime
1996 Equal Vision Records
Scott Ellis: Drums
Ron Vickers: Bass
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Serpico's final release was Rumble on Equal Vision Records. It wasn't long after that that Serpico called it quits. After all these years I still listen to my Serpico CDs and still have my 7 inch records. In 1995 - 1996, I began corresponding with John Lisa and Michael DeLorenzo, both guitarists in the band. Often, Michael would call me up during the day when he worked at a New York comic book store, no doubt running up their long distance phone bill. He sent me the LP of his new band, C.R., which was a far cry from Serpico. The band was also featured in my zine, Trailer Trash #4. Unfortunately I never got to see them live. And I had to get over my girl crush on Michael who never knew about my crush.
In January 2009, Serpico reunited for a one night show at Martini Red, a Staten Island club. Telenko, the original singer also known as Apples, was there. There is also an interesting interview with the band. Someone even made a video of the reunion.
I'm one of those people who liked almost anything produced by Don Fury, and Stillsuit was no exception. Quicksand was one of the most well known hardcore bands produced by Fury and Stillsuit has that Don Fury sound. This was their one and only full length release on TVT Records. Stillsuit also released a CD EP and double 7 inch, Green Spock Ears, on the Wreck-Age label. If you like NYHC, you won't be disappointed with At The Speed of Light.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Alien Soundtracks & Alien Soundtracks II CD (Dossier DCD 9011) was my special weapon during my record store managing days. If one of our regular annoying customers would come in, I'd put this CD on to try and run them out of the store. Sometimes it worked. This still is one of my favourite Chrome releases, and I upped this one because I didn't see this particular version on any other blog. At the punk rock club where I'd often go see bands after work, I would always play a long Chrome song to get more out of my hard earned quarter. Enjoy! And leave a comment, for Damon's sake!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Mortarhate Compilation double CD featuring Class War, Flowers In The Dustbin, Icons of Filth, The Apostles, Lost Cherrees, Admit You're Shit, Liberty, Waste, Existance, Reality, Varukers and Chaos
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
1. White Pigs - A.P.O.W.
2. Hey Taxi - War Is Hell
3. Agression - Body Count
4. Dead Fink - Home In A Grave
5. Adrenalin O.D. - World War 4
6. Manifest Destiny - Mother, God, And Country
7. Eleven Sons - Desert Democracy
8. Happy Toons - Today's Army
9. Doggy Style - Be Strong
10. Rabid Fetus - Not The Same
11. Dr. Know - U.S.A.
12. Bad Religon - Waiting For The Fire
13. Scared Straight - Fight Back
14. Destroy Everything - Ballot Box
15. Sado Nation - Violence
16. Government Issue - GI
17. RKL - Political Destruction
18. Ciril - Closing The Borders
19. Battalion Of Saints - Modern Day Heroes
20. Teacherz - I Don't Want To Fight
21. Ill Repute - Turn The Guns Around
22. Original Dr. Know - God Bless America
Saturday, May 9, 2009
1985 Fight Back Records
1. BROKEN BONES "Death is Imminent"
2. ANTHRAX "Violence is Violence 82"
3. SUBHUMANS "Rats"
4. THE SOLEDAD BROTHERS "Burn the Rich"
5. DECADENT FEW "Metamorphobia"
6. DEZERTER "Greetings from Poland"
7. POTENTIAL THREAT "The Other War"
8. STALAG 17 "Societys Fairytale"
9. LOST CHERREES "War Parts I+II"
10. STIGMA "Think Again"
11. UK SUBS "Anti-Warfare"
12. ADMIT YOU'RE SHIT "You're Just a Joke"
13. TOXIC WASTE "Good Morning"
14. LEGION OF PARASITES "Sea of Desecration"
15. THE INSTIGATORS "Dine Upon the Dead"
16. MALINHEADS "Hoax"
17. THE VARUKERS "Stop the Killing"
18. LIBERTY "Deluted Rebellion"
19. STATE HATE "End Race Hate"