Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dissent - The Epitome Of Democracy?

Dissent was a really cool mid-to-late 80's punk band from South Dakota. This one was released in 1989. See ya next month!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Squirrel Bait - Self-Titled

I believe the kids called this "post hardcore", which was a label that never really made sense to me. That sounds like it assumes hardcore ended, and I never thought that true. Anyway, Squirrel Bait comes from Kentucky, and don't exactly blow the doors off the double wide with this 1985 release.

When I Fall

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saccharine Trust - Surviving You, Always

So how do you classify Saccharine Trust? Beat Poetry? No. Alternative? Nah. Avant garde? Maybe. Art Rock? Mmm, ok. Experimental? Sure, that's closer. Weird As Fuck? There it is! Whatever you decide to call it they made it noisy. So maybe it doesn't quite belong in the back half of this month, but it damn sure deserves a listen now and again.

Satan Is A Motherfucker

Saturday, March 26, 2016

8th Route Army - Nihilist Olympics

From Western Massachusetts comes the 8th Route Army. On the mellow side of hardcore.

It's A Fire & Brimstone Record Burning Party Tonight

Friday, March 25, 2016

Agent Orange - Bitchin' Summer

It's Friday, let's hit the beach! The So. Cal. surf punk legends released this excellent EP in 1982.

I Don't Want To Think About It

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Offs - First Record

The Offs decided to say 'to hell with genres'. The only thing for sure was they had to be punk. This (obviously) first full length throws all their punky, jazzy, reggaeey, ska-y, wavey influences together and somehow comes out with a really enjoyable listen.

One More Shot And I'll Be Ready

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Pariah - Youths Of Age

Pariah released this sole full length in 1983. And it's still a damn good punk record.

Running From A Vision In The Back Of Your Mind

Saturday, March 19, 2016

(Impatient) Youth - Frontline 7"

(Impatient) Youth had a relatively short run back in the late 70's, with not much recorded output. That is until a number of years after their demise when Lost & Found put out a couple "new" releases of old recordings. Here's four tunes with a definite late 70's California punk sound, mainly due to the fact that the band WAS a late 70's California punk band.

We're Ugly Americans

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus

Before Hüsker Dü transformed from hardcore super heroes to college rock superstars there were a couple releases somewhere in the middle. This 1983 EP (as well as the full length Everything Falls Apart which has somehow not made it on here yet) does a good job of bridging the two sounds. Not too hardcore, not too alternative.

Play What You Want To Play...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gudon - 腐臭

Before quieting things down a bit this weekend we have time for a quick stop in Japan to visit these Hiroshima legends. A great wall of noise, ending with a piano "outro" which seems fitting for our transition to the second half of this month.

Putrid Smell

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Rupture - Corrupture

Rupture, the scourge of Perth, Australia, blazed a path from the late 80's through the turn of the century when their life was ended by singer Gus Chamber's end. Bummer. Here's  what I believe is their first full length release, from 1992. Absolute chaos.

The Human Race Can Fuck Me Up The Arse

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nihilistics - Fuck Guns & Roses, What About The Nihilistics?

New York gutter punks The Nihilistics have been coming and going since 1979. And they're STILL pissed off! Truly one of the greats.

Drop Dead, Fuck Off And Leave Me Alone

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tattooed Mother Fuckers - Sex, Thugs And Rock 'N' Roll

Who's up for a fight? Well, these blokes'll go toe to toe with you. Angry street punks with a penchant for violence. Racist? Well as I said last T.M.F. post, at least not overtly.

La La La La La La... Oi!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Septic Death - Crossed Out Twice

I've got a "Daymare" for you this morning. Pushead and company blaze through 40 damn songs on this MASSIVE collection. I don't think this is their entire recorded output. But I think it's pretty damn close.

Flesh Erupts

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Venom - At War With Satan

Well, if you're going to go to war it's probably better to be with him than against him. You all must know Venom by now. This is their mighty third release, from 1984. A bombastic opus of evil.

Let The Joyous Celebrations Of Hell Begin

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

Another 10 or so year jump backwards lands us in 1985. From the blackest corner of Switzerland comes Celtic Frost. Powerful and influential, this is their first full length. It also has one of my absolute favorite covers, a painting by everyone's favorite evil artist H.R. Giger.

Tragical Serenades

Friday, March 4, 2016

Nailbomb - Point Blank

Jumping backwards about 10 years or so, our next entry is Nailbomb. Max Cavalera of Sepultura and Alex Newport of Fudge Tunnel collided in 1994, along with a who's who of very loud friends to create this unholy alliance. Loud! So damned LOUD!! Sadly it ended up being just a side project that produced this studio release and a live CD.

For Fuck's Sake, Leave Me Alone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Genocide Superstars - III: Superstar Destroyer

Ok, let's get the Hateball rolling with Genocide Superstars. Loud, aggressive, abrasive, violent, and those are the nice qualities! The problem I have with it is I keep wanting to turn it up more as the next song starts. And now my ears are bleeding.


Another Introduction?!?

It's been said that the month of March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb". Obviously referring to old man winter giving way to spring. So I thought why not do that here. No that doesn't mean I'm only going to post stuff from White Lion and Lamb Of God. No, instead we'll start the month cold and harsh, but by the end we'll be gentle as the morning dew. March is Lion/Lamb.