Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dick Nixons - Paint The White House Black

Everyone has ideas once in a while, right? Some good, some bad. Well in the early nineties a few guys thought this was a good idea. A star Spangled tribute to America's 37th President. It's fun, I'll give you that. And, to quote something I learned from a Butthole Surfers album, 'it's better to regret something you have done, than regret something you haven't done.'

Give Me Dick Or Give Me Death

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bob Log III - Log Bomb

Ok, maybe this isn't the typical hardcore stuff you usually find around here. Hell it's not even the typical punk stuff. But I defy anyone to listen to this and not have a good time. For those that don't know, Bob Log III is a one man band from Tucson, AZ. It's not easy classifying the music. Wikipedia says it's "a blues punk guitar dance party". I'd say that's close. Give it a shot. I promise you won't be disappointed. But if you are, I'll give you your money back.

Put Yer Boob In My Scotch

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Intense Mutilation - Safe Sex

So, it was some time in '89 or '90 that I stumbled upon this slab in the local record shop. As the cover screamed 'offensive' I obviously had to buy it. And then somewhere along the way it was forgotten about. Until the digital age, that is. I managed to stumble upon (I certainly seem to do a bunch of stumbling) a few songs to download. So I figured the best thing to do was ask you fine folks for a complete copy. And of course you didn't disappoint. But even more, I learned these guys have put out a number of things, all the way to 2004 in fact. I'm thinking the joke might've gone on a bit too long. Irregardless, here's their full length debut.

Putz Poundin' Nevah Hoit Us

Friday, April 21, 2017

El Duce - Karaoke King I & II

I've got no information for today's post. I downloaded these somewhere along the way and haven't bothered to research. But here's what I've gathered. Apparently some irresponsible people got hold of a karaoke machine and thought it a swell idea to pump El Duce full of alcohol and record what happened when the two collided. Not once, but TWICE!! Great immature fun as El absolutely destroys the hits.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ANTiSEEN Covers Blowfly Covering ANTiSEEN Split 7"

Sadly, we lost the legendary Blowfly last year. But before he left us he put together a very entertaining PUNK ROCK PARTY. Included was a cover of an ANTiSEEN classic. So, after the two titans toured together in '08 they released a split 7". And, as the title states, ANTiSEEN covers Blowfly's cover. Plus Blowfly includes one of his funky, offensive tracks,

Grey Trash

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mr. Epp - Ridiculing The Apocalypse

We've got a noisy one to start the week. To be fair, this was intended to be posted last week, after the Stick Men. But instead, I have it here to start your week off on the wrong foot. So we all know what happened in Seattle in the late 80's/early 90's, right? Well, before all that could happen the guys had to start somewhere. For Mudhoney it was Mr. Epp & The Calculations in the very early 80's. This 1996 release highlights what I would assume all of their "studio" work plus lots of live nonsense. Clearly the boys had a long way to go, but their sense of humor was firmly intact.

Either You Love It Or You Don't, Know What I Mean?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Jesus Skins + Jewdriver - Split

Well now here's something you don't see every day. A couple things, really. A split including Germany's Jesus Skins and America's Jewdriver. The Jesus Skins are... wait for it... an ultra christian skinhead oi band. The title of their half of the release apparently translates into a reference to a religious parable. I read somewhere the tracks themselves are reworkings of classic German HC tunes, with revised, christian lyrics. Bet you didn't expect that here, did you? Now the second half, that's where my money's at. Jewdriver is bunch of Oakland scenesters that got together to form a Skrewdriver tribute band. The catch, all the lyrics are very pro-judaism and Jewish lifestyle. Pastrami On Rye, Our Blame Is Goyim Glee, you get the picture.

 Neuer Wein In Alten Schläuchen / Hail The Jew Dawn

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Punks Not Dad - We Are The Dads

In 2008 four old blokes from Wales decided to get off their arse and play some 70's style punk. Of course, they write about things that punks of a certain age can relate to: selling out (of their favorite products at the shop), being banned from the pub (for being too old), and of course Gaye Advert. Plenty of classic punk riffs throughout as well. It's certainly a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

The Filth And The Puree

Friday, April 14, 2017

Manic Hispanic - Mijo Goes To Jr. College + Grupo Sexo

Ok, I'm back, so let's have some fun this weekend! Manic Hispanic is a "punk rock super group", originally formed in 1992 by Steve Soto and recently departed "Gabby" Gaborno. Think Angry Snowmans, but instead of Christmas the punk rock classics are given a Chicano reworking. Oh, and they also started some 20 years earlier. Fantastic stuff!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Slight Delay

Computer problems. Back up in no time.....

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Stick Men With Ray Guns - Some People Deserve To Suffer

Time for some "down home devil worship" today. Straight outta Texas.'Who are they?' you might ask. Well, I'll let their website tell you that:

SMWRG was performance art. We used extreme methods to point out the irrationality of life, hatred, violence and racism. Although obviously based around front man Bobby Soxx, SMWRG soon developed an unusual stage persona, one with no pretense of rationality. We simply let the band seek its own level, and that level was strange indeed.

What you hear with SMWRG is exactly what we wanted to do together. We could not have cared less if it was popular or if it ever made any money. I wish that more bands felt that way, maybe their music would be more interesting.

They were indeed noisy, confrontational, and more than a little blasphemous. Just the way I like it! Sadly, outside of a few compilation appearances they never had a proper release during their run. This 2002 release is a collection of goodies from the early days. Suck on that, Jesus!

Come On Satan Baby

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rudimentary Peni - Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric

Alot of the early 80's 'anarcho' bands certainly developed their own unique sounds. Rudimentary Peni was certainly no different. And by that I mean they were VERY different. That said, this is their 'most different' recording. Or at least the most different I've heard. Legend has it that RP lead singer Nick Blinko wrote this while being detained in a psychiatric hospital. One listen makes that very believable. Most of the songs are by and large the title repeated over and over again. All the while the words "Papas Adrianus" is repeated in the background throughout the entire release. Very interesting indeed.

I'm A Dream, I'm A Nightmare

Friday, April 7, 2017

9353 - To Whom It May Consume

9353 is a group of weirdos from D.C. One of those bands that's very hard to classify. This is their entertaining (and strange) 1984 debut.

You Will Work For The Rest Of Your Life

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Areola 51 - Self-Titled

For obvious reasons, today's post is dedicated to our good friend Col. Edward Karuthers. Not necessarily for the music, but for one other (rather large) reason.

Anyway, one of the many good things about the Butthole Surfers is the fact that the core members did plenty of interesting side projects. On this one Butthole bassist Jeff Pinkus gets together with Scratch Acid guitarist Brett Bradford and one time Ministry member Max Brody for a very interesting ride.

Can't Shit Still

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Butthole Surfers - Good King Wencenslaus 7"

Now you know damn good and well that I couldn't do an April Foolish Month without the Kings of Weird. Only a single today, but it's a great one. A classic Christmas song is pretty much bastardized by the buttholes here, with Gibby's "drunken rambling" drowning out a rather normal rendition of the song. Pure enjoyment! And the second side treats us to an excellent version of The Lord Is A Monkey.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

GG Allin - War In My Head - I'm Your Enemy

Ok, we start by rather foolishly posting GG Allin for the THIRD time in a week. Yes that's excessive, but this one needs to be here, because it's even weird for GG. Released in 1993, it's about 45 glorious minutes of GG's spoken word over top of grinding and sometimes jarring music from the band Shrinkwrap. Interesting to say the least. Ok, I promise no more GG for a while.

I'm The Leading Man


As the calendar turns we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of another April Fools' Day. So I figured, why not make it a whole month? So this month I'll be posting releases that, well, are a little different from the norm in one way or another. So watch your back, because this month we're April Foolish!

Friday, March 31, 2017

GG Allin - Res-Erected

In 1999 ROIR decided to "res-erect" (get it?) the legendary scumfuc on CD. In the end what we have is yet another poorly recorded album of live tracks from anywhere and everywhere. Plus the extra added bonus of interview clips where GG explains his desire for violence and bloodshed. A decent enough release for GG fans, but there are a lot better ones out there.

Call Me Trash, I'm A Motherfucker

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Buzzcocks - Lest We Forget

Recorded throughout the U.S. in 1979-80, this release from U.K. punk legends the Buzzcocks was released in 1988. I must confess I've never been a huge fan of the Buzzcocks, but this is a good collection of live tracks.

I Don't Know What To Do With My Life

Sunday, March 26, 2017

V/A - The End Of Music (As We Know It)

One thing ROIR did quite well was capture what was going on underground. This 1988 compilation showcases the NOISE NOISE NOISE that was going on in New York and beyond. Really good in small doses. The always clever Mr. Biafra even makes an appearance.

The End

Saturday, March 25, 2017

GG Allin - Hated In The Nation

Yep, our old pal GG showed up on ROIR too. And actually this collection, originally released on cassette in 1987, is quite good if you're a GG fan. Lot's of early "hits" that helped solidify his legend, interspersed with live banter that gives a small taste of what a GG Allin show was like. And this here is technically the CD re-issue that has a few extra treats.

Mindless, Gutless Punkers, Who Needs You?

Friday, March 24, 2017

U.K. Subs - Left For Dead - Alive In Holland '86

Another great live release that somehow hasn't found its way here yet. The U.K. Subs belt out an amazing set in 1986.

All I Need Is A Little Bit Of Action

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Dickies - We Aren't The World

Another worthy repost today. And I don't know about you, but after the Christian Death post we really needed something to perk us up around here. Well, here is the polar opposite. The prop comedy of the Dickies. So let's all stick a finger in our ear and sing along!

Where'd You Get It?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Christian Death - The Decomposition Of Violets - Live In Hollywood

It's a Sad Sunday today, courtesy of this Christian Death release. All tracks recorded live in 1984 and released the following year. Good, but depressing.

I'm Still Drowning

Saturday, March 18, 2017

V/A - World Class Punk

Another ROIR compilation today. And this time we're going worldwide. Released in 1984, it features 27 bands from 25 countries. And certainly not just no names. There are some heavyweights included. BGK, CCM, Ratos De Perao, Dezerter, and on and on. A good comp. Gets a little squirrly on Side B, but still well worth it.

World Class

Friday, March 17, 2017

Flipper - Blow'n Chunks

We're back to CBGB, but this time with Frisco's Flipper. A re-post, and a damn good one at that. Distorted, smacked out mayhem.

It's Just Like Living In The Past

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Re-Ups Coming....

All requests for Re-Ups will hopefully be taken care of by the beginning of next week. And speaking of requests, Here's a few ROIR releases I haven't been able to find. Can anyone out there help? THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THE QUICK FIX!

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Live At Max's KC 1979
Johnny Thunders - Stations Of The Cross
Richard Hell - R.I.P.
Stimulators - Loud Fast Rules!
V/A - New York Scum Rock Live At CBGB

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MC5 - Babes In Arms

Right now it's time to kick out the jams, motherfuckers! We take our first trip outside of NYC this month and visit Detroit legends the MC5. Their ROIR offering was released in 1983 and compiles outtakes, demos and such. A great great band!!

Everybody's Sick Of The American Ruse

Sunday, March 12, 2017

V/A - New York Thrash

Another re-post today. But it's also worthy of a re-post in my opinion. A great collection of New York (and one NJ) bands. Easily one of my favorite ROIR releases.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Germs - Germicide - Live At The Whisky

Every once in a while you just gotta listen to the Germs. It's good for the soul. Better, even, than chicken soup, I bet. This 1981 release features a very young Mr. Crash and company. So young, in fact, that Darby was still calling himself Bobby Pyn. Great sloppy fun. Ah, youth!

Stop! What's Next?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bad Brains - Self-Titled

Yes I've posted this before, and yes I'm posting it again. One of the finest examples of American Hardcore. A plastic chunk of history.

I've Got That Supertouch

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Fleshtones - Blast Off!

Garage legends The Fleshtones started in 1976 and in one form or another kept it going for some 40 years now. Here's their 1982 offering.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Johnny Thunders - The New Too Much Junkie Business

In the interest of cohesion we jump ahead to 1983. The legendary Johnny Thunders belts out some classics, all recorded live throughout 1982. There's also the added bonus of Johnny's smacked out DJing.

I Don't Wanna Fuck Around With You