Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Broken Bones - Fuck You And All You Stand For!

We'll put the melodic punk back on the shelf and end the month with a bruising thrasher. Bones & Tezz left Discharge in 1983 to form Broken Bones. As with most bands it seems, there've been several stops and starts over the last 30 plus years. This is, I believe their latest full length release, from 2010. It took me a bit to get into it, but in the end, it rips.

Hell Is For Heroes

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bad Religion - True North

And the melodic punk parade continues today. Bad Religion released this, their 16th album in 2013. The sound certainly doesn't break new ground. But if you like the band (and I do) it's a pretty damn good release. And it's just satisfying knowing that Greg Graffin, Ph.D still enjoys writing lyrics like "Just say fuck you. Whatcha gonna do with that attitude? Just say fuck you".

What The Fuck Did He Say?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

SNFU - Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You

There's been plenty of sizable bumps in the road, but SNFU have remained Canadian punk legends for some 35 years now (minus a couple years here and there). This is Mr. Chi Pig's 2013 release.

Speed Weenie

Friday, January 27, 2017

NOFX - Self/Entitled

Ok, by now everyone has an opinion about NOFX. Me, I like 'em. And although this 2013 release has everything you would expect in a NOFX release it falls a little flat for me. On their 2006 release Wolves In Wolves Clothing (haven't posted that one yet) they sing about only giving about 60 or so percent. That's actually kinda what it sounds like here. It's good, but nowhere near their best.

I Don't Need To Feel Any More Eminent

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Suicidal Tendencies - 13

35 years on and Cyco Miko has managed to keep the Suicidal Train rolling in one form or another. This particular form only took about 10 years to record, finally seeing light in 2013. Although it might not contain the youth rage of their early stuff it is classic ST.

Who's Afraid Of A Cyco?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Social Unrest - Songs For Sinners 7"

We end the weekend with yet another band that I really loved back in the day. They seemed to keep coming and going since the early 80's. And this is their 2010 offering.

Lay Your Fuckin' Money Down

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Freeze - Blood Flows Home

Another old favorite today. The Freeze were easily my favorite Boston band (well, maybe tied with the F.U.'s). They disappeared somewhere around the turn of the century, but have reappeared with recordings and tours in recent years. Here's their 2011 EP.

Misery Loves Company

Friday, January 20, 2017

Channel 3 - Land Of The Free 7"

These guys were always a favorite way back when. Happy they dusted off their instruments to give it another go. Here's a single from 2012. Two songs, all CH3.

You Made Your Peace

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

U.K. Subs - Ziezo

Ol' Charlie Harper is still at it! This 2016 release is what they're calling their FINAL album. Yeah, right. Classic Subs sound throughout.

This Is The Culture Of The Street

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Misfits - The Devil's Rain

Ok, some of you might complain about this one. Yes The Misfits were one of the biggest names in punk. Originally passing away in 1983, they were resurrected in 1995 with (in my opinion) decent results. However this only lasted a few years before death came ripping once again. But wait! Original bassist Jerry Only once again reanimated the corpse, this time as a three piece. Releases have been spotty ever since. Here's their first full length release as a trio.

It Seems Like Only Yesterday

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Undead - The Morgue... The Merrier

So, way way back in the day I swear I heard Bobby Steele had all sorts of medical problems that would prety much guarantee he'd never make it to old age. Wrong! Here we are some 35 years later and Mr. Steele is still releasing quality music. This 2016 release is incredibly entertaining. Undead indeed!

Last Punk Standing

Friday, January 13, 2017

Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died

Not counting a short stint in the early 90's Vinnie Stigma & Roger Miret have kept their NYHC flag flying high. This 2016 release sounds like it could've easily been released back in the 80's.

I Miss The Old New York

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rattus - Turta

Finnish legends Rattus started their first 10 year run in 1978, releasing furious hardcore followed by a more metal sound. After the turn of the century the boys started playing a few shows again and finally resumed recording as well. This 2013 release features, if I'm correct, only the original drummer in the lineup. It also features a bit of the furious hardcore and a bit of the more metal sound.

Lohtua Ja Rauhaa

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Dwarves - The Dwarves Invented Rock 'N' Roll

The Dwarves are another band that found it easier to just never go away. Granted they did go on a short hiatus after guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed "died". Luckily HeWho was resurrected a couple years later and they've been crankin' 'em out ever since. Here's their 2014 offering.

We Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Meatmen - Savage Sagas From The Meatmen

The Men O' Meat came storming back in 2014 with this monster of a release. To be honest Tesco got back on the road a number of years ago but this is their first full length of originals for way too long. Apparently they've been on another hiatus for a while now. Here's hoping that doesn't last forever.

Creatin' For Satan

Friday, January 6, 2017

ANTiSEEN - New Blood

The Boys From Brutalsville started in 1983 and haven't stopped yet. Sadly, this 2012 release is one of the last to feature Mighty Joe Young on guitar. But it also includes Black Eyed Susie. So... silver linings.

Love My Wife, Love My Baby, Love My Biscuits Sopped In Gravy

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Poison Idea - Confuse And Conquer

Poison Idea began in Portland, Oregon in 1980 and quickly became the Kings Of Punk. This lasted until their original split in 1993. Around the turn of the century they decided to have another go at it and have come and gone ever since. Here's their latest release, from 2015. They still deliver an incredibly powerful sound.

The Rhythms Of Insanity

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Discharge - End Of Days

Welcome to 2017 everyone! To start the year off right we're going to dust off some of the crusty old punks we loved back in the day and see what they've been up to lately. Some of these bands disappeared over the years before returning with new offerings, while others just never went away in the first place. So this month, let's see What's New.

We start in a little place called Stoke-On-Trent. The mighty Discharge first hit the scene in the late 70's and have played (intermittently) ever since. This bad boy was released just last year and I can't help bu be reminded of the good old days while listening.

Hatebomb Blowing Up Through My Head