Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dr. Drunk's Winter Break

As we peel off the last day of our January calendar I leave you with this. A compilation of cool music from the Aughts. Sorted, for your convenience, A to Z with a # thrown in for good measure. Enjoy! And before I go I'd like to thank everyone for the comments. It lets me know I'm not doing this for no reason. Uh oh, I'm getting misty-eyed. Dammit! I told myself not to cry!! I'll see everyone in March. Don't forget about me!

Gone Fishin'

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Supersuckers - The Evil Powers Of Rock 'N' Roll

Another selection from the Emerald City. This time it's the 1999 release from 'The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band In The World'.They've slowly moved to a more 'country-rock' sound as of late, but they can still bring the house down. This is one of their many early classics.

It's All Stuff And Nonsense Anyway

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zeke - Dirty Sanchez

Here's the ripping fast 1999 release from Seattle's Zeke. 16 songs in around 22 minutes. 15 in 19 if you don't count their amazing cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon', which is one of my all time favorite covers. These guys are great.

I Take What I Want And I Get What I Need

Monday, January 28, 2013

Speedealer - Self-Titled

Speedealer originally formed in the mid 90's as REO Speedealer but apparently the Speedwagon boys took offense to this. So the band became simply Speedealer. A lightning fast boot to the face. I can't help but think this is what the Butthole Surfers would've sounded like had they preferred speed and coke instead of heroin and hallucinogens. Just a random thought. At any rate, here's REO Speedealer's first self-titled LP, from 1996.

Got A Hundred Million Ways To Make You Bleed

Sunday, January 27, 2013

V/A - The Sons & Daughters Of This Savage Land

Here's a 1996 compilation of 7 bands that flew under the Confederacy Of Scum banner. Great and mean.

Sons & Daughters

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Loudmouths - Self-Titled

Frisco punks The Loudmouths released this bad boy in 1995 and sadly, were gone by 2001. What does it sound like? I'll let their website tell you that:

In the hell for leather tradition of three chord sleaze n' roll, The Loudmouths spit out angst ridden, female charged power trash, booze soaked thrash that taps into the energy of early 80s hardcore, and leaves behind a trail of blown ears and broken beer bottles.

Come On And Dance

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Hookers - Satan's Highway

There are a number of bands that have played under the name Hookers. These boys are from Kentucky. By the time I discovered them, thru a link on ANTiSEEN's website, they had broken up. Thankfully, for me anyway, they're back and ready to KICK YOUR ASS!! Behold God's candy, baby! This is their full length debut from 1998. These guys don't fuck around! Just listen, they'll tell you.

You Can Bow To A Rock 'N' Roll God

Thursday, January 24, 2013

ANTiSEEN - Southern Hostility

A while back I mentioned the Butthole Surfers as my ultimate favorite band. Well, truth be told, they share that title with the Boys From Brutalsville. ANTiSEEN graced this planet in 1983 and this year I hope to be in Charlotte for their 30th Anniversary show. Since their first release in 1985 the band has had literally dozens of releases, between official, bootlegs and splits. This LP was released in 1991 and I think it's when they really started hitting their stride. Brutal and mean, Destructo Rock at its finest. It doesn't get any better than this!

This Evil Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Wretched Ones - Go To Work

Now THIS is a punk rock band!! Their first release was in 1989 and sadly, their LAST release came in 2007. One of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!

Take Us To Your Beer

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ducky Boys - Dark Days

OK, I'll be honest with everybody. As soon as the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series the city of Boston became one of the most obnoxious and annoying cities on the planet. I mean really, one championship in 86 years (OK, two in 89) and you're the greatest organization and city of all time?!? Get over yourselves!! Who's with me?! Anyhoo, here's a fantastic CD from a fantastic band that I foolishly stopped listening to because I got sick and tired of the whole Boston Pride thing.

We're Going Down Together 'Cause We're All The Same

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dropkick Murphys - Boys On The Docks

OK, everybody's heard of these guys and, if you're like me, you grew tired of them years ago. That is, if you're not from Boston. Like 'em or not this CD EP from 1997 kicks ass.

Together We Are What We Can't Be Alone

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Guttermouth - The Album Formerly Known As Full Length LP

 Good, fun 90's punk rock from Southern California's own Guttermouth. Their original debut LP was released in 1991. This is the 1996 re-release which includes their first two EPs.

I Used To Be 20

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bulemics - Old Enough To Know Better.....

The Bulemics play a tough, harsh punk rock that I decided at some point to start calling Street Punk. Yes, early 80's Oi!sters are bitching right now, but I'm sorry. I think it's an apt description for the punk sound of the late 90's and beyond. So sue me! The Bulemics came to be in the great city of Austin, TX in 1996 and, in their words:

punk isn't about getting a serious sociopolitical message across; it's strictly a way to have fun, and their idea of fun is being as crude, tasteless, and offensive as possible. Thriving on shock value, the Bulemics love sick, twisted, dark-humored lyrics -- Satanism, drug abuse, suicide, promiscuity, and violent crime are the sort of things that they routinely joke about in their songs.

Unfortunately for me this is so far the only Bulemics record I've heard. It's great, tho!

I'm Far Too Young To Care

Friday, January 18, 2013

Butt Trumpet - Primitive Enema

From the first line of this CD, "I love you but I fuck your friends", you know what you're getting yourself in to. Granted, with the band name Butt Trumpet and The title Primitive Enema one would assume it won't sneak up on you. Great, rude punk rock. For a little band info, here's their words:

We try to be an original punk rock band in a world full of clones.
BUTT TRUMPET was originally founded in 1991 by THOM BONE. Many former members of the project have spawned other great projects because of BT (an example: BETTY BLOWTORCH was 3/4 of a BT lineup that Thom built).
Our ONLY influence is life.
We copy nobody on purpose, ever (unless we're paying tribute via a cover song).
We are considered by many to be "classic punk" but it is there that any similarities end.
We also throughout our history have been the "first" to do many things. Some examples:

The first major label record to have an internet address on the cover.

The least expensive major label record ever made ("Primitive Enema" - $700 including pizza).

The only other punk band ever signed to EMI other than the Sex Pistols.

The first punk band to consistently have two bass players.

BUTT TRUMPET is the personal project of THOM BONE (and now, also KLARK KUNT), and has taken many forms over the years. It is NOT a band so much as it is a VISION.

Bianca Butthole - R.I.P.

Let Me See Those Pumpkin Seeds Now, Bitch

Thursday, January 17, 2013

So Here's The Story

I never understood the draw of these silly things until I actually started this. Needless to say I was hooked immediately. It's hard to explain the pride (and yes, the power) I feel when I see someone from the other side of the globe is downloading music I've put out there. Weird, I know. But it gets me thru the day. Some 500 posts later and I'm still enjoying the hell out of this. I don't think I've missed a day since. Which brings me to the topic of this post. We had to know I couldn't keep this pace up forever. After all, I'm old... remember? Also it's getting harder to upload without eventually losing the files (most of my posts are dead). And that doesn't even consider the fact that I've completely neglected checking out other blogs for new music for my damn self!  So I've decided to take a short break from new posts. We'll call that break 'February'. I'm going to spend the month downloading new stuff as well as attempting to re-up some of my dead links. So it's going to get a little quiet around here next month, but don't worry, like a bad penny, I'll be back.

Tattooed Corpse - Graveyard A Go Go 7"

Tattooed Corpse were a great band out of early 90's Portland. They released two 7"s and two full lengths between 1990 and 1994. I've only heard the 7"s but would love to hear the others. So much so that I've added them to my wish list. Can anyone out there help?

Hallelujah, I'm A Bum

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tesco Vee's Hate Police - Self-Titled 7"

Tesco kept pumping out the hits as the 90's began. This time, with his new band, the Hate Police. This debut 7" was released in 1991 and is just as awesome as you would expect.

The Kings Of Crunch

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lunachicks - Babysitters On Acid

The Lunachicks were a hard-rockin' punk outfit from NYC. Forming in the mid 80's they released this debut full length in 1990. Several more releases followed throughout the 90's, but I still think this remains their best.

The Deed Is Done. My Sin Is Fun

Monday, January 14, 2013

Total Chaos - Anthems From The Alleyways

No, not the UK anarcho band with the same name, this is the California hardcore outfit originally formed in 1989. They do a great job of reliving punks glory days. A great band.

I Want You To Know I Hate You, Baby

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Casualties - The Early Years (1990-1995)

Although these guys weren't around to participate in hardcore's heyday they would've fit in nicely. This is a 2001 released collection of early recordings, plus bonus live tracks.

Drinking Is My Way Of Life

Saturday, January 12, 2013

X-Cops - You Have The Right To Remain Silent....

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The X-Cops were a side project and opening act for GWAR in the mid-90's. They released a single and full length which both aren't half bad in my opinion.

You Fucked Up, You Fucked With The Cops

Friday, January 11, 2013

Neurotic Outsiders - Self-Titled

More old punks. This one might anger some people too, but I like it! Sex Pistol Steve Jones got together with Duff & Matt from Guns N' Roses and John Taylor from everyone's favorite hardcore band, Duran Duran. The result is a really good rock/punk album.

Like The Creepy Cockroach, We'll Never Go Away

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Iron Prostate - Loud, Fast & Aging Rapidly

Speaking of old punks (and weren't we?) what's a bunch of punks to do once their original 80's bands are done and they've found themselves getting older? Well, these guys formed Iron Prostate. Guys from bands such as Ed Gein's Car & False Prophets and others put out only a couple records in the early 90's. Great humorous punk rock with topics we sadly can all relate to. If you checked out and liked my earlier post from Aging Youth Gang, you'll love this.

Inspected By Number Six Six Six

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ADZ - Piper At The Gates Of Downey

Hardcore legend Tony Cadena started the ADZ at the beginning of the 90's. Great hardcore, but you'd expect nothing less.

Let The Truth Be Heard

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Go-Devils - Godawful

Photo of The Go-Devils

So here's another "acquired taste" post. The Go-Devils were an early 90's band from Atlanta. Punk, but not hardcore. It took a few listen to really get in to it, but I did. I love this CD. You should give it a couple listens as well.

Your Bouncing Baby's About To Crack

Monday, January 7, 2013

Deadbolt - Shrunken Head

Another matter of personal taste today. San Diego's Deadbolt dub themselves "The Scariest Band In The World". I saw them several times in the early 90's and they always entertained. Absolutely silly psycho-billy. This is their debut release from 1993. I apologize in advance. 

I Guess I'm Never Gonna Be Your Voodoo Doll

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Skatenigs - Stupid People Shouldn't Breed

Ok, so here's one that might divide the crowd. The Skatenigs started in Austin, TX as a Ministry support band. They mixed industrial, metal, hardcore and yes, even rap, with large amounts of drugs and alcohol. What resulted was two full length releases and a few E.P.'s. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but I sure enjoy it.

We Grow Old While The Scene Grows Older

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cop Shoot Cop - Ask Questions Later

Damn, the early 90's were LOUD! Cop Shoot Cop hailed from New York with two basses and no guitars. I got to see these guys in a small club and it blew my mind. The drummer built a whole contraption around him with all sorts of metal noisemakers. I definitely thought it was a unique approach... and better yet, painfully loud!

You Can Knock The Damn Door Down

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fudge Tunnel - Hate Songs In E Minor

Three blokes from England got together some time in the late 1980's and decided to make a whole bunch of noise. Look up the word 'sludge' in the dictionary and you might find their picture. This is their full length debut, from 1991. Fittingly, it was released on Earache Records.

So I Killed My Baby, So I Killed My Kid

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lard - The Last Temptaion Of Reid

Jello Biafra spent the 90's perfecting his spoken word performances, and collaborating with a vast array of bands such as D.O.A., Nomeansno, The Melvins and even Mojo Nixon. Jello teamed up with Ministry for several releases under the name Lard. It sounds exactly like you'd expect it to. Ministry's heavy, industrial beat fronted by Jello's distinct sneer and biting sarcasm. A joy to be sure.

Oops! Sorry, Wrong House

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Coffin Break - Rupture

Well, it's day two and I'm already posting a Seattle band. So much for will-power. Coffin Break, however, wasn't your typical early 90's punk band from the Emerald City. They delivered a melodic, late 80's hardcore sound. Good stuff.

I'm So Happy, I Wanna Kill My Family

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Dwarves - Blood, Guts & Pussy

When the Dwarves originally started in the mid 80's they had a real psychedelic, garagey sound. By the time the decade changed they moved toward a more hardcore approach. They're still one of the best live acts today. This is their classic 1990 release. Enjoy these 12 tales of debauchery.

I Killed My Mother And My Dad Did Not Approve

And Then Came The Nineties.....

Happy New Year!
I trust all of you, like me, imbibed far too much last night and are feeling it today. Good for you!

As the calendar turns to 2013 we are going to turn our blog calendar to the 1990's. Many argue when, or even IF hardcore died. Certainly hardcore's 'heyday' was somewhere around '80-'85. But good music could still be found by the time the 90's rolled around. And I don't mean the stuff that from Seattle that changed the musical landscape entirely. Not that all of that stuff is bad, mind you. Just over-played. Or at the very least, overblown. I'm also not saying any of it will never find its way here. But this month I'm going to try to focus on the stuff that still remained radio-unfriendly. Is it 'hardcore', 'post-hardcore', 'punk', or something else entirely? Dunno. Don't care. I like it. So let's dig in, shall we?