Saturday, January 31, 2015

Midget Handjob - Midnight Snack Break At The Poodle Factory

Have you got around 65 minutes to spare? Then you've got time for a Midget Handjob! Lead Jerk Keith Morris gathered this group of LA scenesters back around the turn of the century. It is an interesting mix of avant-garde jazz, beat poetry and spoken word ramblings. Bizarre, to say the least.

Hurricane Morris

Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Black - The Suggestion Of Power

In the early 90's Phil Owen led the Skatenigs on a couple powerful industrial punk assaults. He continued working with the Revolting Cocks after that. Then, in 2007 Phildo jumped in front of Snow Black. While it lacks some of the full on punch in the face the 'nigs delivered it's still pretty powerful.

Like A Flag With No Allegiance

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mystery CD Results - Part 2

Here's the last 3 solved mysteries. Once again, thanks for the help. And, for the last time I promise, the last two un-named bands are posted at the bottom.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ducky Boys - Three Chords And The Truth

A friend of mine turned me on to the Ducky Boys back when they released their first two incredible albums. I listened to them probably too much. And then, for some reason, I just stopped. Pretty much forgot all about them. I knew they released more stuff but I never tried to seek it out. Well, recently I acquired most of their remaining albums and have finally put them back in my ears. The band has clearly evolved into a more polished rock band. I guess that can happen when you mature. So I've heard, anyway. Here's their 3rd full length, from 2004.

We're All Just Hanging On

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Kings Of Nuthin' - Punk Rock Rhythm & Blues

The Kings Of Nuthin' were a Boston band that I unfortunately didn't learn about until they were done. Have you heard these guys? Amazing! This album title sums up the sound as well as any words can. Here's how their label described them:

8 punks trying to re-create an authentic rock and roll sound, failing to do so, and inventing a very unique new sound.

If you haven't heard it yet please, do yourself a favor.

If I Were You I'd Hate Myself Too

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Trip Daddys - Hot Chicks And Fast Kicks

We're staying in St. Louis today but we're heading down to the rockabilly club for a change. Screw you guys, I like it! Here's another cd I "inherited", and I'm glad I did.

A Red Hot Momma And An Ice Cold Beer

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Better Days - Good Luck Tonight 7"

Here's a St. Louis band I learned about not too long ago. They deliver quick blasts of modern day hardcore.

Life Has Got You This Far

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mystery CD Results! - Part 1

Thanks to everyone that helped solve the mysteries. Here's most of the releases posted properly, as god intended. I'll post the rest later this month. By the way, if you still want to play there's a couple still unsolved at the bottom.

Still A Mystery
#1 - Sounds kind of 'Husker Du-ish" to me
#2 - "Dickies-esque" late 70's punk sound. Also sounds like Stimulators to me

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hell's Kitchen - If You Can't Take The Heat... + Fistful Of Chicken

It wasn't until LAST YEAR that I discovered Hell's Kitchen had a follow up to their 1989 debut. And I loved that album! Sad, right? Even more sad, it wasn't until me writing this RIGHT NOW that I realized I never even posted their debut! So today I rectify that by posting BOTH Hell's Kitchen releases.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fearless Iranians From Hell - Foolish Americans / Holy War / Die For Allah

Turns out I did have some Fearless Iranians long ago, on one of those unlisted cassettes we all had tons of. It was Die For Allah. One of the 3 records compiled on this 1990 FIFH compilation. Heavy, blasphemous crossover. By the way, thank you Meatmelon for this addition.

A Martyr In Every Home

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Turbonegro - Small Feces Volume 1 & 2

So I guess we'll keep the, ahem, anal theme going today... so to speak. The great Turbonegro formed in 1989. I always remember hearing the name but I never knew anything about them. Well, it was in 2003 that I saw they were coming to town so I found a couple songs online, liked them and said hey, let's go to the show. We could tell before the show that the fans were, shall we say, "noticeable". But it wasn't until we were inside and saw a pasty white overweight gentleman probably in his 30's wearing very short denim cut-offs, a sailor hat and a "wife-beater" half shirt on which was hand-written the word "NAMBLA" that we really got the full effect of the Turbonegro experience. A helluva good time! These guys are tasteless and offensive in all the right ways and I hope they never change a thing. This 2 disc collection was released in 2005 and contains tons of great stuff that at the time was previously unreleased or hard to find. Not to mention some really good cover tunes.

Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Anal Thunder - Cheap Wine And Quality Time

Anal Thunder are a bunch of Finnish drunks that bust out some damn fine punk rock. They started in '97. Not sure if they're still active, tho. I didn't discover them until two or three years ago. Better late than never, I guess.

Happy People Must Die

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mystery CD #3

Another Friday another batch of shit I don't recognize. This is the last collection. Thanks again for everyone's help.

Mystery #3
#1 -Sounds like a "skate straight" band to me Stalag 13
#2 -Quick blasts of straight up hardcore.  Rosemary's Babies
#3 -"Dickies-esque" late 70's punk sound. Hell, this might be two different bands too! First Two Songs - Stimulators

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Clit 45 - Tales From The Clit + Your Life To Choose 7"

Clit 45 were active for about 10 years around the turn of the century. Yeah, totally missed that. That's a shame too, because these guys did it right. They really capture that 80's hardcore sound. Great stuff.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Abused - Loud & Clear

Now I knew the Abused released their classic (?) 7", but until receiving a request I didn't know a complete collection was released in 2013. Here it is in all its straight edged glory.

I'm Not Just Another Fool

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Skewbald/Grand Union - Dischord 50 7"

This Jeff Nelson/Ian MacKaye collaboration was recorded in 1981 and released in 1991. And I didn't catch wind of it until well into the new millenium. Good stuff.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Nip Drivers - Self-Titled 7" + Dirt My Hole 7"

The Nips Drivers were another classic early 80's band that for some reason I just forgot about. A year or two ago I FINALLY discovered they were reborn for a short time in the early 90's. These two 7"s fit perfectly in their collection.

Angry Samoans - Generation Next 7" + The 90's Suck And So Do You

Two posts today, from two bands that I loved in the early 80's but just lost track of, I guess. The Angry Samoans released some absolute landmark stuff early on. But honestly, after that Yesterday Started Tomorrow nonsense I just assumed they were done for. Turns out Metal Mike kept the name going. Here are a couple releases from the 90's that I didn't discover until a handful of years ago. Minimalist punk, baby.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mystery CD #2

Thanks to everyone that helped with the first Mystery CD. And here's the second edition of mystery tunes. Dive in!!

Mystery #2
#1 - 13 songs, fast hardcore. Horrible breaks, but I'll fix that Sons Of Ishmael
#2 - sounds to me like a cross between Wretched Ones & PTL Klub Life's Blood
#3 - sounds 'husker du-ish' to me
#4 -5 songs of good hardcore Patriots

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hot Rod Shopping Cart - Demo

Tales Of Terror were, of course, punk rock legends. That is, until the guitarist was murdered in a stupid fight. That ended that. Members then went on to other less notable bands. Here's one featuring Rat's Ass on vocals. And that's all the info I have on the band. Good stuff, with an obvious ToT influence. Not sure when it was recorded, but I didn't stumble onto it until some time last year.

I Don't Care About You

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Vox Pop - The Band The Myth The Volume

Well this one's just embarrassing. It was probably about 5 to 10 years ago when I discovered this band existed. That's right, a band with Dinah Cancer in it and I had no idea. What an idiot! Anyway, a little info on the band can be found HERE. As for the three tracks on this record, you get a drony, arty, gothy, punky mix of weird.

God You're Driving Me Insane

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Career Suicide - Anthology Of Releases: 2001-2003

Damn! Who knew these guys were ripping out tight fast 80's style hardcore in the early aughts? Well, I didn't, but I do now. Great stuff!

Another Sigh, Another Year

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Beaver - Self-Titled (2013 Re-issue)

Beaver released their classic (but one and only) 7" way back in 1981. Much to my surprise, and pants wetting joy, an LP was released in 2013 along with an unreleased demo. Holy Balls! This shit kills!!

Flying Fists In The Air

Friday, January 2, 2015

Mystery CD #1

So, a little while back I "inherited" a bunch of new cd's. Among these were several labeled simply as "classic punk". I was able to identify a good majority of the tunes but I'm now left with quite a number of tracks that I don't recognize. So if anyone out there wants to play along just download and listen. Then please let me know what you come up with. A note, most are either EP's or perhaps just loose tracks. Have fun!

Mystery #1
This features what I believe to be 7 different bands including:
1-One with a singer that sounds alot like Ray Cappo Antidote
2-A band that just has to be from early 80's L.A. Circle One
3-One fast hardcore band, possibly early 80's (?) Deathwish
4-The Descendents, right? But what? Descendents
5-Another fast hardcore band. For some reason I think '84 - '86 Jerry's Kidz
6-A band that kinda sounds like late period Dr. Know Genetic Control
7-A band that sounds very Youth Crew Last Rights

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Frantix - My Dad's A Fuckin' Alcoholic

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a great 2015. Except for that one guy right over there. He looks a little sketchy. We better ignore him. Anyway, I've decided to ring in the New Year with new stuff... kinda. One of the absolute benefits of all these music blogs is the exposure to SO MUCH. There are so many bands I knew nothing about way back when. Hell, there's even bands I knew that had releases I knew nothing about. So this month the stuff may not be new, but it's New To Me.

First up is the scuzzy punk/hardcore stylings of  Denver's Frantix. All I ever knew about them was their 1983 7". I come to find out they did have another EP and I believe a tape as well. In 2003 Afterburn Records compiled these early recordings on CD. In 2014 Alternative Tentacles put together a more definitive collection, but since they don't play nice we have to settle with this version.

Dancin' To Punk