Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Conquerer Worm - Ride-On

Now, I gotta be honest with you. I was never familiar with Simon Stokes along the way. But apparently, in certain circles he was/is the shit. And one of those circles has a ring of scum around it. Conquerer Worm is a scum rock supergroup paying tribute to Simon Stokes. and his lengthy career. This is a damned enjoyable release.

Hot Summer Nights In The City

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Polecat Boogie Revival - Self-Titled

After the initial demise of Hellstomper, lead singer Alan The Goddamn King formed this band of southern gentlemen. A little less "punky-tonk" and a little more "southern boogie". Quite the ode to Black Oak Arkansas, really. And oddly, the initials of the band ended up PBR. I'm sure that was an accident, right?

I Can See The Writing On The Shithouse Wall

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hellstomper - The Real Hillbilly Motherfucker

Now it's time to get down and dirty. I mean deep down in the Georgia mud. Hellstomper originally started in 1994. Although laid to rest in 2004 they've been born again in recent years. I believe they call their unique southern sound as 'punky-tonk'. Call it what you want, but I'd make sure to be on their side when the shit starts goin' down on a Saturday night. This is the 2005 re-issue of their 2000 classic. Does anyone happen to have their 2014 Live album?

If I Killed Her When I Me Her...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hammerlock - Let The Bad Times Roll

Now here's a band I really like. Travis and Liza started Hammerlock in Oakland in 1995. Since then they've consistently blended rock, country and of course punk for some pretty cool tunes. This is their 2009 offering.

They See A Free Mind As A Cog That Don't Fit

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Before I Hang - Mississippi

We're going to spend a little time with the Confederacy of Scum now. That loose-knit band of punk rock outlaws have put out some great stuff over the years. Never heard of the CoS? Well here's what Hellstomper (we'll get to them soon enough) singer Alan The Goddamn King has to say about it:

"For some reason, all you silly little pricks with your fucked up haircuts still think that we are playing for you. You're wrong. Damn wrong. Hell, we play for rednecks, truck drivers, and white trash. Our male fans have moustaches and our female fans wear tube tops!"

We start in Mississippi, with Before I Hang. Originally formed in 1991 and still going strong today. Mean and aggressive southern hardcore.

There's Trouble Down Here In Dixie

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nine Pound Hammer - Hayseed Timebomb

It was the late 80's when a few Kentucky boys got together to put their southern twist on hardcore. They called themselves Nine Pound Hammer and lasted about a decade before exploding. Guitarist Blaine Cartwright went on to form the powerhouse Nashville Pussy, by the way. The break up proved to be fairly short lived, as they regrouped, for the good of the nation, and are still recording today. This is their 1994 release, and I think it's their best.

Watchin' Fat Girls Strip To Molly Hatchet Songs

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nashville Pussy - Let Them Eat Pussy

Now here's a band that you MUST see live! Although their name suggests otherwise, Nashville Pussy hail from Atlanta, Ga. They came to life in the late 90's and have been a mighty force ever since. This is their 1998 full length debut. And, what it lacks in social graces it makes up for in pure, balls out southern fried punk rock!

Fried Chicken And Coffee, They're Keepin' Me Mean

Friday, May 12, 2017

Honky - Balls Out Inn

Let's stay in Austin, Texas today but fast forward a couple decades. Our old pal Jeff Pinkus is at it again. This time with what they refer to as 'Championship Superboogie'. Damned entertaining. I've had the pleasure of seein' them live once (so far). If you ever have the opportunity, do it!

Love To Smoke Your Weed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Hickoids - Waltz A Crossdress Texas

Austin's Hickoids call their particular kind of twang "Hard Corn". They started in '84 and ended their initial run in the early 90's. But the mid-aughts brought a new line up and new recordings. This here's their second full length release, from 1989. Yee Haw!

That Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Gun Club - Fire Of Love

The Gun Club was also at the forefront of the L.A. 'cowpunk' scene. This is actually the only release I've heard from the band. It is a really good listen.

She Cannot Miss A Vein

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tex & The Horseheads - Self-Titled

Regarded as one of the first bands to play 'cowpunk' was LA's Tex & The Horseheads. Here's their entertaining 1984 debut. Good stuff and, am I crazy? Do I also hear perhaps a Germs influence as well?

If You Really Loved Me You'd Just Go Away

Friday, May 5, 2017

Al Perry And The Cattle - Cattle Crossing

Back in the old days they called it 'cowpunk', among other things. Genre definitions and interpretations get weird. At any rate, this Tucson native has played his form of kinda punky tunes with a twang since the 80's. Complete with a good (and dirty) sense of humor. Enjoy this debut full length from 1985. But you might not want to go camping with him.

Die Like A Dog

and courtesy of 'barkingdog'

Good 'N' Bitter 7"

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Social Distortion - Prison Bound

I remember when this one came out. Punk gods Social Distortion was back! But wait, they went... country?!? Nearly brought me to tears. You're punks. You're not supposed to grow or mature musically! But that was then, this is now. I get it now. And I enjoy it.

I Did A Crime One Too Many Times

Monday, May 1, 2017

Supersuckers - Must've Been High

So, I've been considering doing this for some time now. A trip down south. Not geographically, but musically. Don't worry, I promise you the only time I'll ever write the name Toby Keith is in this very sentence! We'll still be punk. Just with some country, folk or southern influences. So this month, our blog is American By Birth, Southern By The Grace Of Whatever Non-Existent Supreme Being You Choose.

We start with the Greatest Rock N Roll Band In The World. They're not the greatest Country Band In The World yet, but they're working on it. They started in the late 80's as a punk band. The early 90's added more 'rock' elements. They in 1997 they dipped their boots in the Country pool with this release. And they've been mixing 'em all together ever since.

You Got The Supersucker Drive-By Blues

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Buck Satan & The 666 Shooters - Bikers Welcome Ladies Drink Free

Al Jourgensen. Thoughts? Me, I think he's pretty bad ass. And I've ended up liking most of what he's touched. That said, like him or not, he's had a tremendously diverse career. From Techno to Synthpop to (of course) Industrial to Metal to Punk, you name it. And now... Country. That's right, Country! In 2011 ol' Uncle Al got together with his usual menagerie of artists and put out this thoroughly entertaining Industrial Country (Heavy Western?) album.

Sleepless Nights And Bar Room Fights

*Spoiler Alert*
If there's absolutely nothing you like about today's post you might want to go ahead and take next month off. Spend some time with the family. Come on back in June. For those that are staying, may I just say... yee haw!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gabba - Leave Stockholm

Now here is a BRILLIANT idea. And all it took was five blokes (actually four blokes and a bird) to realize that removing just one letter from the Ramones chant became something entirely different. Abba meets the Ramones in what I think is a fantastic tribute to both.

The Pinhead Takes It All

Friday, April 28, 2017

Surf Punks - My Beach

Well, spring still hasn't sprung here at home, so to take our minds off of it let's head to the beach. Not sure what the story is behind these new wave goofballs but I always kinda liked this album. If nothing else for its sheer silliness. And isn't that what this month is all about?

Go Home!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Re-Ups Coming

I'll be filling repost requests soon. So keep your pants on. Or don't... hell, let's party!

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