Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009


so i was just denied by the hope lounge bouncer and had to go back home to Jamaica.

honestly fast foward to 4:00 to "Red Shadows" its all i listen to anymore.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009


A great, somewhat under-appreciated new wave band.
Put out a single in '78 called "Don't Look".

Two years later, they put out their only full album (self-titled)

My favorite songs are "The God Sheila", "Don't Look", "Go-Go Girl"... they're definitely worth checking out.


The summer is almost here, which means I am surfing every other weekend in the bleak shit hole neighborhood of Rockaway Beach, my birthplace. If anyone is interested in hanging ten and drinking beer on the jettys, let me know. Surf's up motherfuckers

Kenneth Anger Exhibition

This isn't music per say, but there is an exhibition up of a bunch Kenneth Anger's work at PS1 in Queens. Kenneth Anger made a bunch of awesome short films in thr 40s, 50s and 60s, most famously Scorpio Rising. His shit it super punk, I reccommend checking the show out, it's up til September.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SNL Hilariousness

Presenting...Lothar And The Hand People

Inspired by the Arthur Brown post, here's some more weirdo music. Lothar and The Hand People were a mid 60's psychedelic/country/rock band that used a Moog synthesizer and a theremin (named Lothar). According to wikipedia, they were "the first rockers to tour and record using synthesizers..." I guess that's pretty cool. I couldn't find any videos of them on youtube, but here's a crappy homemade video for a sweet song:

And here's their first album, for your enjoyment:
Presenting...Lothar & The Hand People

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My bad, Violent Nun

My bad, I guess if I were to post the Stupids, I gotta talk about the Violent Nun EP, their 1st record. 
It is yummy. 
There is something so sexy about this EP, I cant explain. Maybe it's because Wolfie was so hot.. but it's not just him. The whole record is such a turn on; boys in puberty that get laid are much better at releasing testosterone.
It's somewhat similar to Channel 3's Fear of Life (originally put out in Cali but soon after in Europe as I've got a Gun) that was put out about 2 years before. Similar in style.. but CH3 doesn't have the aspect young sexuality probably because they were a little older than the Stupids and released their testosterone through fighting.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Stupids and D.I.

Last year, this LP, Peruvian Vacation, by the UK thrash band, the Stupids, was repressed in yellow cover and yellow vinyl. The original, put out in the 80s by COR, is fairly hard to find specially in good condition since this wasn't very popular at the time. It's strange and unusual but in my opinion really awesome. This album is as close to my heart as Suicidal's self-titled is; in fact they are right next to each other on my stack.
Next, the album with the worst cover ever, but with the catchiest song ever ("Johnny's Got a Problem"), D.I.'s Horse Bites Dog Cries. It was put out in the same year as Peruvian Vacation, 1985, but across the north atlantic ocean. D.I. has ex-members of the Adolescents but has a unique sound. 
It's interesting to compare the LA scene w/ UK's non-metropolitan district of Ipswich (translation: shit-hole) scene in the mid 80s.

What black metal was ripping off

This guy is the craziest mother fucker ever. 1968. Features the keyboard player from Atomic Rooster. darkthrone cited this guy as an influence, soooooooo weird.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dead Man's Bones

Live performance in a graveyard, beautiful.
More present bands need to have this aesthetic, the old timey ness/black and white in filming is all the more genuine and pleasing, to me at least. gothiness in the sunshine, and creepy children, what more could you ask for?

john doe is still the sexiest man ever

X is playing May 29, 30, & 31st at 8:00 at Bowery Ballroom. Not sure about the cost, but I think it's $29.

Monday, May 4, 2009

90s hardcore book

This guy wrote a book on influential hardcore bands from the 90s and had a show for it's book release. The book (from thumbing through it) is awesome he's a blurb from the site:
"Although some define hardcore as a specific sound, most believe it's more than that; a set of varying ideas, ethics, principles, attitudes and, yes, music, that converge to form a community. "Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution In Ethics, Politics, Spirit, And Sound" by Brian Peterson provides some answers, but also brings up a whole new set of questions for those who've been drawn to the scene's political, social, ethical and spiritual ideas amidst the screamed vocals and abrasive chords. "Burning Fight" features commentary from approximately 150 participants from the nineties hardcore scene as well as oral history articles about straight edge, politics, vegetarianism and interviews with a variety of influential bands such as: Avail, Burn, Earth Crisis, Inside Out, Integrity, Los Crudos, Spitboy, Strife, Texas Is The Reason, Unbroken and more. 503 pages."
check it out.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fuck LiveNation

The Damned are playing May 14th at Irving Plaza, tickets are $29 (already totally ridiculous) and the LiveNation advance ticket fee is $12. I LOVE The Damned but there's no way I'm paying $41 to see a fat old Dave Vanian...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Isolation Ward - Point Depart

Here's the 1984 tape of the belgian cult-wave band Isolation Ward, formed in 1980 and disbanded in 1983, on their own labelPrésence.

A1 Meat In Motion
A2 Try Again
A3 Deadlock
A4 Remember
A5 Illusions
A6 Waste
B1 Hope And Despair
B2 Still From Heaven
B3 Once And For All
B4 Feeling The Pain


Thursday, April 23, 2009

South Park SoundTrack

ok, silly, but the greatest yet... i've seen it so many times and still laugh my ass off every time. 

Kanye is a Gay Fish:

Pirate song! "we'll cut off your cock and feed it to a crock"
i think this actually a great parody because Cartman gets beeped every time he says "fuck" throughout the show and then at the end they have this........

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Edith Nylon-Edith Nylon

Edith Nylon was a French Punk/New Wave band from the late 70s/early 80s. I don't know too much about them except the singer is a director in China now. The Clip below is from the 1980 film "La Brune et moi," documenting the French new wave scene.


Angelface - A Wild Odyssey

A very mysterious Stooges sound-alike band from late 70s/early 80s France...The opening track is about a minute and a half of scary wolf howls, and then breaks into the most raw, primal sounding rock & roll you've ever heard, since the Stooges that is, of course. This could actually BE Iggy Pop singing for all I know or care, and it's in French which makes it even cooler. I picked up this nifty bootleg CD from Rockit Science on St Marks, after hearing them play it in the shop. It's worth picking up, for sure. Couldn't find anything about them on the internet, until I got the bright idea to try 'Google France', which I never knew existed...Anyway, the bootleg has their album 'A Wild Odyssey', as well as some live tracks from some French punk festival. Check it out if you can get a hold of it. My guess is the original album is worth hundreds.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kafka Prosess and Toxic Narcotic

Kafka Prosess is a band from Scandinavia formed in the mid 80's.
I really like this song Ingen Fattige, Ingen Rike- check it out and I would like to hear what you think about it. The language sounds so good; foreign bands so often sing/write in english and I kind of understand, there is a nice flow and melody to it. Bands like Ratos de Porao from Brazil, for instance, sound a little awkward when singing in their native language. Plus accents are funny (Insomnio for example... they make no sense sometimes haha) This band, though, in its very short period of existence, just have a language that sounds so cool.
It's in their myspace page.
The record is cool too, but pretty hard to find.


Another random thing... this 2003 Toxic Narcotic EP called Beer In The Shower . I don't even like Toxic Narcotic, or bagpipes that much, but, fuck, it sounds good. and Irish. Razorcake explains it better than I do: "Well, the thrash punk band with a grindcore sound at times puts out an instrumental EP that is Irish in flavor."
You can hear the song beer in the shower in their myspace page aswell...


ps: sorry about that last post of mine, I was b a k e d so it came out really silly.

Electric Eels-The Eyeball Of Hell


This album blows my mind every time I hear it. These guys were from Cleveland, and are along the lines of other hometown greats The Pagans, and Rocket From The Tombs. There is something special about this record. This shit was cut in 1975! The first time I heard this, was a couple years ago. I thought that it was some weirdo fucked up Rip Off Records album that somehow slipped by me. I literally had to check 4 times just to make sure this record was for real. The Electric Eels really give The Stooges a run for their money, as far as being the original uncomfortable, angry adolescent rock and roll band in the cesspool that was Middle America in the 70's. I think that this is like a blueprint for everything that I ever want to do musically. It's really a shame that these guys do not get the recognition they deserve, for their originality and creativity. Just fucking listen to this, it's amazing.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy 4/20 Everybody!

I think in this smokey day, if any of you also take some hits, a good sound track would include...

The Best hip hop album ever made:


The Most Memorable hip hop album ever made:


The most HardCore:


The most Old School:


The most Rasta:


And then the best 7" of all times:


(Im assuming you are all familiar with these albums for they are classics. If Not look them up!)



Friday, April 17, 2009

Camera Silens

French Punks can't dance. Looks like George traveled back in time to 1983 to play bass for them.


The Doors

Monday, April 13, 2009

Killing Joke - Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

Killing Joke is one of those groups, who's output just seems so vast, it's hard for someone to really know quite where to start, and none of their 'collection' releases really seem to do much justice. The fact is there are only two Killing Joke releases you ever need to worry about. One being their first release, that's the one which sleeve depicts the iconic imagery of shadowy, anonymous figures preparing to demolish a wall. The latter, being their 1986 release 'Brighter Than a Thousand Suns'. This is one of my all time favorites. They had already put out several albums treading closer to a more electronic/industrial, even dancy type sound, which is a high contrast from their first album. Though on early songs such as 'Requiem' and 'Wardance', it's perhaps not so difficult to fathom that BTATS is the album they would be releasing half a decade later. The title of the album refers to a quote describing the explosion of a nuclear bomb. Well, armageddon had come and gone, well not exactly, but at least Jaz Coleman had returned from his hide out in Iceland at this point to continue writing some extremely foreboding, cryptic, and very 'dance' sounding Killing Joke records. The production of BTATS is larger than life, very dramatic, very ethereal. Huge sounding drums, guitars that slice through your brain with lazer-like precision, pounding bass lines, and to top it off is Jaz Colemans over the top vocals. There is really nothing I could say to do this album justice. The atmosphere is tense, while the mind bending lyrics create visions of apocolyptic beauty. If you are a Sandman fan (dork, I know) you are probably already into this album. If not, this is the perfect album to have playing while reading volumes of Sandman. It's as if Coleman is chanelling some great, ancient mythological god, recalling the past, looking into the future, watching down from the heavens as we 'Move like pawns on chessboards.' Stand out tracks are, well, all of them really...But 'Sanity', which contains an eerie piano melody, over frightening guitars, and a heavy dance beat, and 'Chessboards' are probably the greatest. Do yourself a favor and find this album!

"So let the sunrise light up the distant shores And we'll remember last days of Rome again"

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Randoms-ABCD / Let's Get Rid Of New York 1977

Do I even have to say anything about this, aside from that it's fucking timeless?


Lesser known than label mates The Dils and The Avengers, Randoms were kind of like a mix up of all the guys from the 70's LA scene. Everybody in the band was either in The Screamers or Black Randy And The Metro squad. John Doe is on bass for Let's Get Rid Of New York, which is one of the reasons why it rules. This fine piece of wax goes for like 300 bones, so pop a Quaalude and listen up motherfuckers.

ABCD sounds like a Dolls rip KBD type of thing, but Let's Get Rid of New York is definitely wins at greatness.


"Released with a 1/2 Back Glossy paper picture sleeve. Somewhere between 1,000 & 1,500 copies pressed. David Brown, that helped run Dangerhouse says he doesn't remember exactly how many copies were pressed, but he says 1,000 copies sounds right. Randoms only ever played live once. Pat Garrett - Vocals, Guitar John Doe - Bass K.K. Barrett - Drums"


Friday, April 10, 2009

Hey Joe, not all of us can afford to buy records as a permanent alternative to Soulseek

Seriously, though... stop slandering the downloading generation. Welcome to 2009.

I have been looking for this one for ages. If anybody owns/finds a copy, I will buy it from you. This is Mau Maus' last EP, which pissed off their fans so much that the singer left the band out of shame. A complete departure from the UK hardcore punk sound that they had prior to this release, Nowhere To Run exhibits a much more melodic sound. I actually made a Myspace for the four songs featured, one of them never uploaded for some reason, but you can go listen here:

The Church - The Blurred Crusade

After such a fine debut as Of Skins and Heart, creating a follow-up might have been a burden for the Church -- and maybe it was, but the end result was well worth it. Perhaps even better than their first, Blurred Crusade captures what for many remains the classic early Church sound, blending both the various strains of '60s inspiration and postpunk drive detected from the start with an even more elegant melancholy. Musically, both Willson-Piper and Koppes are just fantastic, their combination of guitar playing running the range from sparkling post-Byrds chime to sharp power. If the group doesn't fully explode here as much as later albums would demonstrate, especially on Heyday, that perhaps can be laid at producer Bob Clearmountain's feet. Consider the slow but steady build up of "When You Were Mine," guitar lines and notes setting the scene before fully kicking into the main riff and the clever but not forced production on the vocals on some of the middle verses. Add on the fantastic solo about four minutes in, and this is great rock music, period, deeply impressive coming on a sophomore album. Highlights are plentiful throughout Blurred, but the best numbers are perhaps the opening "Almost With You," a note-perfect combination of hooks and downbeat but not morose atmosphere, and the lengthy, powerful "You Took." Willson-Piper's lead vocal number "Field of Mars" and the brief, concluding "Don't Look Back" are further songs of note.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pagans-Pink Album

Okay, I had to break the chain of like 5 goth album posts. This will always be one of my favorite records. No-bullshit, loud fuzzy rock and roll, the way it was supposed to be. This was one of the best responses to what happened after the metallic sound of the Motor City started to spread around. Some of Cleveland's most notable bands of this genre include The Dead Boys, (early)Pere Ubu, and Rocket From The Tombs. Pissed off kids from shitty situations picked up instruments and bashed out their anger, blablabla the way it always happens. Anyway, if youve never heard this, fucking hear it.


The March Violets began in 1981 as one of Leeds' four famous drum machine bands, alongside the Sisters of Mercy, Three Johns and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. The Violets favored stark, primitive rhythm-box beats (as did the others), overlaid by Loz Elliott's heavy bass throb and Tom Ashton's inventively droning guitar (reminiscent of Magazine's John McGeoch). What set this quartet apart was the unique interplay (… la X or the Airplane) between the two complementary lead vocalists — big, bearded Simon Denbigh and enigmatic Rosie Garland. His dark, commanding intonations intertwined with her eerie soprano wailing, imbuing the simplistic material with a strident, almost dissonant mystery.


Christian Death

It'll probably be a while before I can listen to Only Theatre of Pain without immediately thinking back to the second semester of 10th grade, because that's when I first heard this album. Seeing as my high school mental/emotional distress was just getting heavier, it was a very fitting thing to come across and the seedy, eerie, and schizophrenic atmosphere that is this album. Pretty kitsch I know. I was going to punk shows at the continental, the knitting factory and don hills but I'd always come home to Rozz Williams as well as various 4ad bands, there just wasn't anywhere to listen to it and connect with other kids.

Rozz Williams founded Christian Death in October 1979, at the age of 16, with bassist James McGearty, drummer George Belanger and guitarist Jay. The band name was a satirical play on words derived from the designer brand Christian Dior. The first Christian Death performance in front of a live audience was at a Castration Squad gig in 1980, when Castration Squad invited Christian Death on stage to play a couple songs. In 1980 and 1981, the band played many shows with 45 Grave, another L.A. deathrock group, though they also played shows with punk bands like Social Distortion and The Adolescents.

1. "Cavity - First Communion"
2. "Figurative Theatre"
3. "Burnt Offerings"
4. "Mysterium Iniquitatis"
5. "Dream For Mother"
6. "Stairs - Uncertain Journey"
7. "Spiritual Cramp"
8. "Romeo's Distress"
9. "Resurrection - Sixth Communion"
10. "Prayer"
11. "Deathwish"
12. "Romeo's Distress" (Demo)
13. "Dogs"
14. "Desperate Hell"
15. "Spiritual Cramp" (Demo)
16. "Cavity" (Demo)


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sisters of Mercy - Disguised In Black Live 1985

An amazing live bootleg recorded in Newcastle 1985. Classic Line-up of Eldritch; Wayne Hussey and Gary Marx on guitars; and Craig Adams on Bass, not forgetting Dr. Alavanche. The final medley of Nine While Nine / Ghostrider is the standout track. The Sound is good for an audience recording.

1.first and last and always
2.body and soul
5.no time to cry
7.walk away
11.a rock and a hard place
14.body electric
15.gimme shelter
16.nine while nine / ghostrider


Echo And The Bunnymen - Crocodiles

Just get this guys.


Modern English - Mesh & Lace

Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals),[2] Modern English was originally known as The Lepers. The group expanded to "Modern English" when Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards)were subsequently added to the line-up of the indie rock band.

A debut single, "Drowning Man" was released in 1980 on the Limp Records label. The band's full-length Mesh & Lace, released by 4AD Records a year later, drew heavily on the gloom rock sound already patented by bands such as Joy Division.


check out their secon album After The Snow, featuring the single Melt With You

Bona Drag - Morrissey

As he was toiling on Kill Uncle, Morrissey released Bona Drag, a compilation of singles and B-sides, including "Everyday Is Like Sunday" and "Suedehead" from Viva Hate. While the record conveniently overlooks some rarities, the selections on Bona Drag are uniformly first-rate and many of the songs -- "Picadilly Palare," "Interesting Drug," "November Spawned a Monster," "The Last of the Famous International Playboys," "Lucky Lisp," "Disappointed," "He Knows I'd Love to See Him," and "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" -- are Morrissey classics, arguably making Bona Drag a more consistent and entertaining record than Viva Hate.

1. Piccadilly Palare
2. Interesting Drug
3. November Spawned a Monster
4. Will Never Marry
5. Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference
6. The Last of the Famous International Playboys
7. Ouija Board, Ouija Board
8. Hairdresser on Fire
9. Everyday is Like Sunday
10. He Knows I'd Love to See Him
11. Yes, I am Blind
12. Lucky Lisp
13. Suedehead
14. Disappointed


Depeche Mode

I got a gift certificate to fye one time and at this point i wasnt buying cds so got 2 dvds. One of those two was a bootleg DM bio/documentary from germany. It looks like a 5th grader made it using powerpoint but the interviews are really interesting and the anecdotes they tell make you feel like youre a part of them. Dave Gahan is to attractive to be straight, i know everyones like what wait, hes mad gay. Hes not, he lives with his third wife Jennifer, their daughter and Jennifer's son from a previous relationship. He also has a son from his first marriage. So i def have a chance.

also a founding memeber an integral part of DM is Vince Clarke. He is a synthesizer god. After leaving DM he went on to be in Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure (andy bell is a queen among men).


Pretty sure that Wax Museums are the backup band. Playing Union Pool soon.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rudi Big Time


Rudi is a band from Ireland formed in 1975. This 7" was released in 78 by Good Vibrations Records; it's very catchy and almost power-pop but really cool.
Songs: "Big Time" and "No.1"

Sunday, April 5, 2009

wait, dont hate.


Just came across these dudes. Sounds like they might be a punk band, but im not quite sure. I think that this is reissued on

The Zips Reissue


The Zips is a band from Scotland formed in 1978. Their EP was recently reissued by brooklyn-based Sing Sing Records, making it available to us mortals who can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on beloved vinyl. On an e-mail the singer and guitarist, Jonh McNeill (a.k.a. Jonzip), told me: "the re-issue has been a real worthwhile exercise for us, altho we did have doubts to begin with. you see, the original was only a 500 copy issue, and had become quite a collector's item, fetching prices up to $427 on ebay! and we thought it might destroy the rarity value. but the guys at Sing Sing convinced us that the collectors would still want one of the originals regardless of the re-issue, and that it would give us a new audience"
I said "It's really great that you guys have decided to make your music available not only to me but to a wider audience. And they are right, collectors will be collectors. But not everyone who buys vinyl is that type of collector (or can afford to be)"
Nevertheless, check out this band that has a nice classic Ramones/UK Subs sound.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Rudy Ray Moore-Dolemite O.S.T 1975

Rest In Peace Mr. Moore, you were one tough son of a bitch.


Alright mothheerr fucckkerss... Here is the most bad ass score, for one of the most bad ass movies ever made. If you have spent many hours watching Dolemite over and over again like I have, then download this for your listening pleasure. I put this album on when I get drunk by myslef. Rudy Ray Moore (R.I.P) is also a fucking hilarious human being, if you get any of his stand up, which isnt to hard to find (This Ain't No White Christmas is a must have). My only complaint about this is that the organ gets a little corny sometimes. This is a generalization, but it kind of reminds me of Booker T and The MG's, but with 10x more FUNK.


Bold Added To Superbowl of Hardcore

I thought I'd make the update on the other post.
and it's at studio b again.