Monday, December 31, 2012

Dr. Drunk's New Year's Drunken Eve

As 2012 draws to a close I've chosen to put forth another selection of favorites. Be sure to drink plenty of alcohol when you listen to these. And as always, play LOUD!

Disc 1

Disc 2

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Butthole Surfers - Psychic...Powerless...Another Mans' Sac

I've posted many records from many bands that I named as 'one of my favorites'. However, I can honestly say these guys are at the top. Something clicked the first time I heard them and I've been a fan ever since. I was lucky enough to see them live for the first time in 1986 (with GWAR!!) and it blew me away. I've been able to see them several other times including a couple years ago when the original band toured and only played their early stuff. Hard to say which of their releases is my favorite, but I believe this is a good place to start.

Yeah, Boy!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

GWAR - Hell-o!

Ah, yes... GWAR. An incredibly elaborate joke born in the mid-80's and somehow still pumping the blood (as well as other bodily fluids) today. Here's their debut from 1988.

So Much Flesh To Maim

Friday, December 28, 2012

Social Distortion - 1945

Social Distortion originally released this as their 7", in 1982. I obtained it in 1985 when they re-released it as a 12". Three great early Social D songs.

I Wonder Who'll Survive

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Exploited - Troops Of Tomorrow

The Exploited released their 2nd full length L.P. in 1982. It was great then and it's still great today, dammit!

We Ain't Gonna Live Forever

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Anti-Heros - Don't Tread On Me

I can't decide if the Anti Heros' 1987 debut or this 1988 follow up is my favorite release. Both kick ass. Both deserve repeat listens. You decide.

I'm Having Fun At Their Expense

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dr. Drunk Ruins Christmas

You had to know this was coming. Comments welcome.

(Editor's Note: Sorry for the lump of Mediafire coal some of you found in your stockings. The link is fixed now!)
A Dr. Drunk Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fang - A Mi Ga Sfafas?

Fang vocalist Sammytown may not have always been a saint, but it's hard to deny he's been one of the best hardcore frontmen ever to grace this planet. In '87 the band put out yet another excellent L.P., the last before an extended, uhhh.... hiatus. Mean and nasty!

Get Nothing And Like It

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sheer Terror - Just Can't Hate Enough

Sheer Terror is a band I first heard on the 'Big City' comp (no stupid link!). Loved the two tracks there. Their full length debut, in the form of this L.P. came out in '89. Heavy, metal influenced hardcore from the streets of NYC.

Shut Up, Punk!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Raw Power - Screams From The Gutter

Well, dammit, it seems the Mayans were wrong because here we are! I guess that means I gotta keep posting. I did ask myself, had the world ended, what would it sound like. I'm convinced it would sound something like the Raw Power track, 'Fuck Authority' on the Welcome To 1984 comp (no link to old post because it's another dead link! Damn the man!!). That persuaded me to dust off this one. I hadn't listen to it in a while and forgot just how good it was. Although it doesn't have the aforementioned track this 1985 release is one ear-splitting piece of wax.

A Certain Kind Of Killer

Friday, December 21, 2012

Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel

Well, this seems like a fitting post (or at least cover) for Earth's last day. If yesterday's post was a boot to the side of the head, today's is a regular curb stomp. Cro-Mags 1986 debut is a brutal dose of NYHC. Their later releases pale in comparison, but that can't change the fact that this is a classic. And if you're keeping score at home, former bassist Harley has had quite an interesting year.

World Peace Can't Be Done

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Agnostic Front - Cause For Alarm

Agnostic Front come across on this 1986 release with all the subtlety of a boot to the side of the head. Great stuff. Guaranteed to piss off your parents kids.

Parents Who Have Raised Us Have Not Taught But Crazed Us

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Black Flag - Jealous Again

Let's keep kicking this ass! I've always loved Black Flag. How could you not love the early stuff? But I even liked the late-period Henry stuff. Regardless, I still think this E.P. from 1980 is their masterpiece. 5 songs from hardcore's infancy. Brilliant!

I Could Destroy Everything You Build

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Articles Of Faith - What We Want Is Free 7"

Hold on, it's time to drop the hammer! Articles Of Faith came blasting out of Chicago with an intelligent fury. This is an amazing 7", from 1982. You can listen to it over and over again, screaming the lyrics until you lose your voice. I remember hearing 'Bad Attitude' for the first time. I didn't know who it was, but I knew this was what music should sound like. And it's just as strong today. The only question is why the hell I haven't posted it sooner?

I Don't See Through Your Eyes

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Meatmen - War Of The Superbikes II

After the original Meat Boys split Tesco took his show on the road. And in the mid 80's the Meatmen took a decidedly heavier turn. War Of The Superbikes was originally released in 1985 and kicks just as much ass as any other slab o' meat. Bon apetit. Since it's the season of giving and all that other crap I've posted the 1996 re-release, "Superbikes II" which has like 10 extra songs. You're welcome!

Plague Upon The Earth

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Decry - Falling

OK, time to start bringing out the big guns. This slab of Cali hardcore greatness comes courtesy of Decry, released in 1984. Damn good stuff!

One Way Ticket To This Hell On Earth

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Genöcide/M.I.A. - Last Rites Split

Got another classic split today. This one from the other side of the country. Smoke Seven put this one out in 1982. M.I.A. is classic, of course. Genöcide is, well... a bit ridiculous. But entertaining. They went on to release a 'hair metal' album featuring some of the songs from this split. It was equally ridiculous, but I bought it anyway. M.I.A. of course went on to release the excellent 'Murder In A Foreign Place' before switching to a mellower rock sound.

Call Me A Bad Name, Yeah Yeah

Friday, December 14, 2012

Faith/Void - Split

I'm guessing most of you already have this. It's gotta be one of the all time classic splits in hardcore history. Released in 1982 it brings together two wildly different but equally great bands. Void was always my favorite of the two. There's something about the ear-splitting beauty of the guitar intro to 'Think' that is hard to beat.

It's Time To Die - You're Next

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Undead - Nine Toes Later 7"

After original Misfit Bobby Steele was booted from the 'Fits he started the Undead. They went on to sporadically release great punk records for the next couple decades. Take that, Glenn! Here's the Undead's debut 7" from 1982.

We Were Raised By A Computer

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High 7"

I really like this 7". The legendary Hüsker Dü released it in 1984. It a perfect example, I think, of their progression from the 'Land Speed Record' days to their later, more alternative sound.

Does It Hurt You When I Do This

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

M.F.D. - Self-Titled

Way back in April a guy named Brad asked for some M.F.D. Well, if you're still out there, here it is. I wasn't a huge fan of them back in the day, I guess because I thought I was just too hardcore! However, I tracked this down and gave it a new listen. Surprise, it's not a bad record at all! Give it a listen, why don't ya?

Have I told you the story about the one time I almost saw M.F.D.? They were opening for Social Distortion on their 'Prison Bound' Tour. I got there late, snuck in without paying and headed straight to the bathroom. Standing at the urinal next to some guy I broke the Men's Room Rule and talked to him. I asked who the band was that just finished on stage. "I Don't Know, M.F.D. or something" he said, wondering why he couldn't pee in peace. I kept at it, tho. I asked if I'd missed Social D. "unh, no!" he replied with quite the snotty tone. Damn, what a dick, I thought. Shortly after, that same "dick" hopped up on stage to sing for his band, Social Distortion. So yes, you hero unwittingly accosted and annoyed Mike Ness at a urinal. But at least I didn't break the most important Men's Room Rule. I didn't LOOK at the person peeing next to me!

Wonder Baby

Monday, December 10, 2012

Subterfuge - Who's The Fool?

Subterfuge is another great band on Mystic. João asked for this one back in August. Unfortunately, outside of some comp tracks, this is it.

Get Down, Get-a Funky!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Direct Action - '84 Demo

Here's more Canadian hardcore, requested by Jerry Curlan in August. Old-Fast-And-Loud supplied the badassery!

I Am Like An Unexploded Bomb

Saturday, December 8, 2012

T.S.O.L. - Disappear

Here's an album originally requested in October by the Comic King. So T.S.O.L. is of course a legendary band. Throughout their long history they've never been afraid to change their sound. Well, in the mid-80's, after original singer Jack left, they tried the poofy-hair metal thing. I've never actually heard that stuff. Everyone said they suck so I didn't explore it. At the turn of the century the surviving original members reformed to release some new punk records. This being the first of those. The problem is, I had written them off oh so long ago. Thank you Comic King for kicking me in the ass! This is a really good album!

Loving All The Terrible People

Friday, December 7, 2012

Personality Crisis - Take A Drunk To Dinner

Here's a great live set from Vancouver's Personality Crisis. Jimmy over at Melonville supplied this and I'm damn glad he did. Recorded live in Seattle in 1983. Also, please take the title to heart. If people don't, I may never eat!!

I Really Don't Understand Why You're Staring At Me

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Newtown Neurotics - Pissed As A Newt

Back on track? Perhaps. A good live set from classic U.K. punks today. This tape was released in 1982. And thanks again, Colonel.

Looks Like I'm Being Neurotic Again

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Beyond Possession - Tell Tale Heart

Three in a row!!! Let's go for four! Yet another Colonel offering here. Canadian skate punk/metal outfit Beyond Possession released this debut E.P. in 1985.

What The Fuck Makes You Stare?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The G.R.I.M. - Getting Revenge In 'Merica

François gets the credit for this Mystic classic as well. I think this is a fantastic record. Here's some band info I lifted from their long-forgotten myspace page:

Raw sounds from Woodland Hill's. The Grim started in 1983 playing parties in the San Fernando Valley. Their music appeared on numerous compilation records released by Mystic Records. In 1984 Mystic released their self titled debut record known as the "orange album". You may have seen it as a back drop in the movie "Pretty In Pink". The Grim toured the country with NOFX, Scared Straight and others. Played with bands like Social Distortion, Bad Religon, Minutemen, Dr. Know, Killroy (They're playing again, let's all support them. You said you would if they ever got together again and now they did. Keep your word.), Dickies, Johnny And The Dingbats, Tourist, Aggression, Penny Wise, RF-7, Vandals, GBH (on their equipment), Black Mass, Descendents, Costic Notions, Insolence, Drowning Roses, Agression, Face To Face, M.I.A., RKL, No Use For A Name, Ill Repute, Slang, Transition, M.D., Blast!, Buglamp, Battalion Of Saints, Glue Gun, The Wallflowers, Circle Jerks, Bad Religon. The song, "Saipan Death March" by The Grim was one of the most requested songs on the Rodney On The ROQ show in 1984. In 1986 Mystic Records released a Super Seven Inch record featuring 4 songs by The Grim recorded in a television studio, entitled "Live To Die". In 1987 The Grim recorded an album for Mystic that was eventually released on Alchemy Records called The Grim "Face Of Betrayel". In 1988 Mystic released a live 7 inch of The Grim "Live At Fenders". In 2000 The Grim played a charity event which led to a show with Weezer and Blink 182 on New Years Eve at the Cox Arena in front of a crowd of 8,500. The Grim just played Weber's in Reseda in July 2010 and are playing in Long Beach on September 25th 2010.

Death March

Monday, December 3, 2012

Necros/White Flag - Jail Jello E.P.

Here's a little split E.P. that, thanks to François, is no longer on my wish list.

In 1986 our old pal Jello Biafra got busted for the "harmfully obscene" poster included in the Dead Kennedy's 'Frankenchrist' album. Later that year White Flag and the Necros got together for this tongue-in-cheek-titled release. A great E.P.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Heart Attack - The Last War 1980-84

Another gift from the Colonel here. This CD, released in 2001, comprises several early 80's Heart Attack recordings. Sneering punk, angry hardcore, this is a great CD. 

Young And Dangerous

Saturday, December 1, 2012

V/A - Amuck

We're going to start this month giving thanks to some of you fine people out there that have helped increase my collection by sending me links from my Wish List. This first one is from one of my besties, Colonel Karuthers.

Amuck is a 1982 compilation of the Phoenix Underground. It runs the gamut, from hardcore to new wave to punk to pop to weirdo acid jazz. A unique collection indeed, and it was one of my favorites way back when. And now, thanks to the Colonel, it's here for all to enjoy.