Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chaos - Tribal Warfare 7"

Not sure if I had ever listened to this one. I've seen it listed there for quite some time. Right near Chaos U.K. and Chaotic Dischord. But I really don't recall ever listening before now. What you get is full on UK82. Good stuff.

Can't Take No More Pressure, No More

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bad Luck #13 - Fear Of Lipstick 7"

Another one I know nothing about. I know they were from Canada. And the record sounds straight out of 1977, although it was released in the mid 90's.

Chop Chop I Wanna See You

Friday, February 5, 2016

Apostates - Self-Titled 7"

Ok, no more long-winded stories this weekend. Just the music. Not sure where I found this one. The Apostates hailed from the lower East Side in the very late 80's. The internet tells me that not long after this 1991 release they veered off into a more dark, goth sound. As for this release, it's a slower English punk feel to me. Good, but certainly not overpowering.

Trapped In A World That's Burning With Hate

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ancient Chinese Penis - Envy Demo

Story-time again today. The setting is again quite some time ago. As with most young punks, tape trading was always the best way to hear new stuff. My brother and I continued this practice well into adulthood. But, while I was always a bit anal retentive with the stuff I sent him, he often just sent shit. I was lucky to have a band name in some cases. This is one of the cases in which all I had was a band name: Ancient Chinese Penis. I enjoyed the tracks a great deal but ultimately it languished on cassette until a couple years ago when I finally moved it to my computer. After a brief search for band info came up empty I kinda forgot about it. But while digging last month I rediscovered it and decided to post it. I figured I'd do one more search for band info. To my surprise up popped not only a complete band bio, but downloads of all their releases (two). The site: Terminal Escape. The author: an actual member of ACP. So check out the Wizard's blog for all band the info and further downloads. I'm only posting their Envy Demo today because it turns out that is the release I had on that cassette. And just so we're clear, since no covers were available I created the hauntingly beautiful artwork seen above myself. Don't blame the band for that nonsense! For now, enjoy early 90's Oklahoma fun punk.

Erma Bombeck Where Are You?

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Almighty Trigger Happy - I'll Shut Up When You Fuck Off

So, a long time ago I stumbled upon emusic, the digital music store. I discovered they had a fair amount of titles I thought I might be interested in. I also discovered that at that time way back when they were offering unlimited free downloads for an initial time period. Needless to say I raped and pillaged that site, downloading title after title only to disappear into the night before an actual paid subscription began. They have since changed their policy to limit initial free downloads. I'd like to think I helped them make that decision!
Anyway, this album was one of those ill gotten gains. The Almighty Trigger Happy (or just Trigger Happy) played speedy melodic hardcore throughout the 90's. For me it toes the line between good and bad. It seems to me the attitude doesn't match the music. Gotta love the title, though!

Don't Wanna Think About It

A Brief Introduction...

As we enter Leap Month I've decided to do something I haven't actually done in quite some time. One of the by-products of being a download addict is that there's always new music to listen to. A problem with this is that from time to time there are downloads that get filed away without getting their rightful turn in the rotation. So, I spent a little time last month digging through some of the dark corners of my hard drive and have come up with a collection of releases that, for one reason or another, I haven't heard in a long time. And in some cases, perhaps have never heard at all.
The theme for February: What's This, Now?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Undercover Saints - Fuck Or Be Fucked

We end the month with some delightfully sloppy punk rock from Pittsburgh. Another fantastic drinking album. And "you know I can't have fun unless I'm drunk"!

D-M-U-B, Everyone's Accusing Me!