Thursday, November 29, 2007

THE OPPRESSED: Skinhead Times 1982-1998 (Double CD)

The Oppressed is a Welsh anti-fascist Oi! band that was formed in 1981 in Cardiff. Most of the musicians in the band's various lineups were skinheads. Throughout the band's career, the members (especially vocalist Roddy Moreno) openly expressed opposition to racism and fascism; in their lyrics, interviews, on-stage comments and other actions. In 1989, Moreno visited New York City and met many members of Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP) members. On his return to the United Kingdom, he started promoting SHARP ideals to British skinheads. The band has also had ties to other anti-racist groups, such as Anti-Fascist Action.
The band's lead singer, Roddy Moreno, is a Cardiff City F.C. supporter.

CD --- 1
1. white flag
2. riot
3. leave me alone
4. joe hawkins
5. government
6. it ain't right
7. we're the oppressed
8. urban soldiers
9. ultra violence
10. run from you
11. victims
12. work together
13. violent society
14. gun law
15. fight for your life
16. government out
17. don't look back
18. magistrate

CD --- 2
1. substitute AFA
2. nazi nightmare
3. BNP you're full of shite
4. nazi skinhead
5. fuck fascism
6. sleeping with the enemy
7. 5-4-3-2-1
8. hooligans
9. CF3
10. that's alright
11. same old story
12. skinhead times
13. when i was young
14. no justice
15. AFA song

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: Life's a Gas A Tribute To Joey Ramone

The entire rock and roll community was saddened by the tragic loss of Joey Ramone to cancer. AMP Records has released the ultimate tribute album to this punk rock pioneer. 'Life's A Gas: A Tribute To Joey Ramone' features 31 bands from 13 countries playing homage to the voice of a generation. This is not a covers album!! It is 31 bands playing songs about Joey Ramone and the Ramones, all united by the desire to express their sympathies about his untimely passing and their sincere thanks for the musical legacy he has left us. The compilation also features liner notes written by Joey's brother Mickey Leigh and includes short anecdotes and stories by the bands about their Ramones memories. Celebrate the life of Joey Ramone with the most important and personal compilation cd ever released. Hey Ho Let's Go!! official site:

1. Kitty Kowalski & The Manges- Joey's Song (I Wanna) (USA / Italy)
2. Gabba- Gabba Gabba (UK)
3. The Dirtshakes- The CCC Took Joey Away (Germany)
4. Psy-9- Joey Went Home (Austria)
5. Mighty Gordinis- Rock N Roll Therapy (Belgium)
6. The Shy Guys- We'll Remember You (USA)
7. The Nines- Sad To See You Go (USA)
8. Mach Pelican- My Sweet Ramona (Australia)
9. Rat Fink- My Baby's Got A Crush On Joey Ramone (USA)
10. Phoenix Thunderstone- Joe's Outside (USA)
11. Detox Darling- Don't Fuck With Me (US)
12. Blockage- I Owe You Everything (USA)
13. The Emersons- Ramones T-Shirt (USA)
14. Grayline- Missing You (Canada)
15. Name It Yourself- Back To Rockaway Beach (Brazil)
16. The Spazzys- I Want To Cut My Hair Like Marky Ramone (Australia)
17. The Overprivileged- Pam Ain't No Punk Rocker (USA)
18. Sex Sex Sex- Punk Rock Pioneer (Sweden)
19. Anna & The Psychomen- We All Wanted To Be Rocked By The Ramones (Italy)
20. The McRackins- Goodbye Joey (USA)
21. Triggerface- You Took My Life (Sweden)
22. Duffers- Good Times Are Gone (Italy)
23. Meat Depressed- Farewell Baby (USA)
24. Bulldog- Death Is Around (But I Don't Care) (Argentina)
25. Fraebbblarnir- Heven Needed A Lead Singer (Iceland)
26. Vaders- This One's A Goodbye (Germany)
27. The Strap-Ons- Punk Pioneer (USA)
28. Ghoulies- On And On (Sweden)
29. The Dinks- I Wanna Be A Ramone (Canada)
30. Airbag featuring Javi PPM- Bye Bye Joey (Spain)
31. Backoffs- Sad To See You Go (Germany)

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COYOTE SHIVERS: 1/2 a Rock & Roll Record [EP]

He's funny, he's talented, and he's as punk as they come. Why is he not more popular??? As I watch MTV w/ a down-turned grin, I see bands like Sum 41, Good Charlotte, and Avril Lavigne gaining heavy airplay... yet Coyote isn't even heard of by fans of them, or by many punk fans. Why is this??
Punk is such a cliched term today. It has become more of a style than a type of music or lifestyle, and as disappointing as that is, it's the truth... and may very well be the reason that Coyote isn't that well-known. He has too much talent, too much humor, and too much pinache for the normal rock fan to appreciate. However, if you are one of the few people left that enjoys good music, try this, fans of Richard Hell's Television and The Ramones especially. "Secretly Jealous of Kurt Cobain" is an incredibly amusing song about wanting to kill himself to become famous like Kurt, and "Plus One" is a sort-of tribute song to The Ramones final show, as well as an invitation to an un-named girl to join him... those are personally my favorite songs, and this is personally one of my favorite albums at this moment. --- Megan Lyon

1. Plus One
2. Secretly Jealous
3. You're Mine
4. Something Happens
5. You Piss Me Off

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

HOOKERS: Satan's Highway

Ok folks. Let me start by simply saying that if you do not own this album you are one deprived fool. In fact I feel for you. This baby hasn't left my cd changer since I got it many months ago. This is quite simply one of the most intense, hell-raising, high voltage punk n' roll albums Ive heard in the past few years. It's raw, it's just plain and simply will kick your feeble little ass. For simplicity, lets just refer to the Hookers sound as "maximum overdrive." I'm on a quest to make this an actual musical term, especially with the resurgance of pure rock n roll in its most raw, aggressive form. The album starts out with the title track "Satan's Highway." Ferocious. Agood preparation for the onslaught that follows. The best tunes are the title track, "Hometown Slut," "Baby You'll Regret Me," "Welcome The Beast" and "Soul Taker" ( which happens to be my personal fave ). But ALL of the tracks are good. The only track on this whole album that I sometimes find myself pushing the skip button on is "Back Alley Trash." But hey, 12 out of 13 is still a 5 star album in my book. Folks, do yourselves a favor and GET THIS ALBUM NOW! I can't say enough good things about these guys. It's hard to believe that Nashville Pussy are so widely recognized and the Hookers are going unrecognized by many.The Hookers are SO much better in every way....( though I must admit, I would rather look at NP's guitarist and bassist than The Rock N' Roll Outlaw ).Be sure you seek yourselves out a vinyl copy as well. You'll have fun spinning the record backwards and listening to all of the supremely evil and horrendous messages they backmasked into the album. Just dont ask me what those messages are, cause if I told ya I'd have to kill ya...... --- Mike Rutherford

1. satan's highway
2. get fucked
3. hometown slut
4. baby, you'll regret me
5. back alley trash
6. potwhore
7. tear you apart
8. 12 gauge reaction
9. we don't fuck around
10. take you down with me
11. welcome the beast
12. rock-n-roll riot
13. soul taker


HOOKERS: Equinox Beyond Tomorrow, Vol. 1

1. you told a lie
2. horse named misery
3. hard rain
4. burn witch burn
5. outlaws prayer
6. black magic stallion
7. slash your face
8. tonight i'm gonna rock you tonight


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SONNY VINCENT: Parallax in Wonderland

Wayne Kramer on guitars , Captain Sensible on bass and the TESTOR's former Sonny Vincent on vocals.. nothing more need to be sayed about this album.. If you have a brain..GET IT FAST!!!

Biography (All Music Guide)
Native New Yorker and lifelong rocker Sonny Vincent is a testament to the spirit of music. Living illegally at age 13 in a girls' dormitory, playing guitar and singing by age 14, and in and out of reform schools not soon after, Vincent rocked harder before he was 18 than most people do in a lifetime.
Sonny Vincent founded the Testors in 1976, a group which served as an incubator for his burgeoning talent. A two-guitar outfit featuring a drummer without cymbals, the trio made up for their lack of seasoning with a surplus of attitude. Eventually, they added a bass player, wrote songs with three chords, and embarked on an American tour with punk stalwarts the Dead Boys. In 1980, after an intense period of performing and violence -- often at the same time -- Vincent was committed to New York State's Windale mental hospital. But soon he was back in the Big Apple, dabbling in filmmaking and multimedia art. Vincent left the city in 1981 and relocated to Minneapolis, where he promptly started a band. Sonny Vincent & the Extreme released a few singles and did some touring; they also suspended action for a few months so their fearless leader could serve an eight-month term in the gray bar hotel. read more >>>

1. Knifeman
2. Dedication
3. Good Ideas
4. I Don't Care Anymore
5. 1,2,3, Boom
6. Do What I Want
7. Anywhere With Nicki
8. Lost Again
9. I Will Take You
10. 2 Years 1 Joint
11. Signed in Blood
12. Seratonin'
13. Change Now
14. French Music


VA: Rock & Roll Au Go Go, Vol. 03

Another great one from the Las Bonecas Diabolicas Records.. :-)) ENJOY!!! This is garage punk rock at high level...

1. Down on It [SPITFIRES]
2. Goodnight to the Good Kings [NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS]
3. Gimmie Some Coke [STRUTTER]
4. Heart of Dixie [DEXATEENS]
5. A Terrible Way to Live NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS]
6. The Judge [STRUTTER]
7. Harder [DEXATEENS]
8. Over the Edge [SPITFIRES]


VA: Rock & Roll Au Go Go, Vol. 01

Absolutely amazing garage punk compilation series from Devil Doll Records...

2. Boogie 2000 [THREE YEARS DOWN]
3. Damned If I Don't [THE CANDY SNATCHERS]
4. In My Livid Eyes [PIZZLE]
5. Middle Age Suicide [ROCKET CITY RIOT]
6. Jason's Girl [THREE YEARS DOWN]
7. Debtor's Prison [THE CANDY SNATCHERS]
8. What's Wrong with My Foot [PIZZLE]


Monday, November 19, 2007

EPOXIES: Epoxies

Discharging a ferocious batch of punk rock tunes propelled by powerful signs of new wave and pop, the Epoxies categorically offer a daring punk mixture. Formed in Portland, OR, in 2000, the band features a five-piece lineup commanded by vocalist Roxy Epoxy alongside Shock Diode (bass), Viz Spectrum (guitar), Doctor Grip (drums), and Moxie Static (keyboards, vocals). The single "We Are Sold Out," the group's first record issued via the Seattle-based Dirtnap Records label, confirmed the crew's inventive aptitude and audacious tunes, opening the way for the recording of their first album. In March of 2002, the Epoxies presented their self-titled full-length debut, again through the Dirtnap logo, confirming their recognition within the punk rock scene way beyond their state frontiers. The band next released Stop the Future on Fat Wreck in May 2005.— Mario Mesquita Borges, All Music Guide

1. Need More Time
2. Walk the Streets
3. We're so Small
4. Science of you
5. Cross My Heart
6. You
7. Stop Looking at Me
8. Losing Control
9. Bathroom Stall
10. Molded Plastic
11. Please Please


ADOLESCENTS: O.C. Confidential

Reunion albums can be tricky. All too often, in worst case scenarios, it becomes obvious the band just doesn't cut it anymore. This is not the case with O.C. Confidential, the first Adolescents album since 1988's Balboa Fun Zone. Fans will be pleased with this particular lineup as it features original members Tony "Reflex" Cadena (vocals), Steve Soto (bass), and Rikk Agnew (guitar), rounded out by Frank Agnew (guitar), and drummer Derek O'Brien from Social Distortion. These 13 songs are a bit slower and more melodic than previous releases and a few are blatantly political: "Hawks and Doves," "Lockdown America," and "Guns of September." The band isn't spitting out Orange County punk with the energy they were once known for, nor are they simply rehasing the style of their early-'80s single "Amoeba," which was an underground hit via the Rodney on the ROQ radio show. O.C. Confidential plainly gives an honest representation of where the Adolescents have been since 1988. Thankfully not rehashing hardcore cliches. ~ Al Campbell, All Music Guide

1. hawks and doves
2. lockdown america
3. where the children play
4. california son
5. guns of september
6. pointless teenage anthem
7. death on friday
8. into the fire
9. within these walls
10. let it rain
11. oc confidential
12. monsanto hayride
13. find a way out of here


Friday, November 16, 2007


Holy Shi-ite!
Can't believe people are selling this CD for as much as $100!!!
I'm flattered to death but I've got plenty left to sell for $15 post-paid.
Story is that my partner & I @ Junk Records never realized that the cover artwork was kind of a tilted swastika formed by 4 chix legs. Although we never condoned censorship at Junk for any of our artists, this would have never flew if we realized it at first. Back cover artwork was controversial enough (pregnant chick smoking and drinking a bottle of brandy) but the Motards already did it on their first Empty Records disc.
So our counterpart at Nitro Records, Brian "Dexter" Holland's (singer from the Offspring) label who used to manufacture and distribute Junk, figures it out and puts the word out to all of our distributors that it's not gonna be available since Nitro is refusing to release it. Basically, none of the big chains got it but all of our Mom & Pop distros did, so ya woulda had to buy it at an indie records store back then.We also pressed 1000 on pink vinyl but that's all gone. So hit me up at my e-mail address if ya don't want to pay thru yer noses! --- Lou Screw "Lou Screw"

1. go down on me
2. abuse
3. i never sleep
4. asshole
5. hatred is a way of life
6. fucked again
7. fix
8. let there be rock

pw = hangoverhard

THE DRAGONS:- Cheers to Me

1990: Mario Escovedo and Kenny Mochikoshi Horne are in a local San Diego punk band called M-80. By years end, they decide that they want to go in a more Rock 'n' Roll direction, so they wrote ten songs and put an ad in the San Diego Reader. First to answer was bassist Steve Rodriguez. The three auditioned drummers and James Barczak completed the first Dragons line up.
February 1991: The Dragons recorded a five-song demo and a month later they played the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas. Later that year, they recorded another five-song demo and returned to SXSW(1992) for a second time.
August 1992: The Dragons release a 12 song vinyl LP "X" in Spain on Impossible Records.
August 1993: The Dragons set out on their first regional tour of the Southwest ending with another show in Austin, TX. When they returned they parted ways with drummer Barczak. A few weeks later, at the San Diego Independent Music Seminar The Dragons met up with Jarrod Lucas, who kept asking Mario to buy him drinks, which lead to an audition and
job as the new Dragons drummer. Jarrod is still 'beatin' the skins' for The Dragons to this day of course, and the Jack 'n' Cokes are still flowin' too!
September 1994: The band returns to the studio to record the 4 song "Los Maricones de Rock" 7" EP on Pop Tones records, released in early 1995.
Spring 1996: The Dragons record and release their debut CD Pain Killer on local label Scam - O - Rama, run by their long time pal Ted Tarris (Inebria-Ted) of Flipside fanzine. Some of the tracks on this underground classic are still main staples of the bands live set to this day.
August 1996: The Dragons release a track on the Keep The Beat compilation on Hairball 8 Records. That winter finds The Dragons on their first Northwest Tour, highlighted by an appearance at one of the legendary Incredibly Strange Wrestling shows in San Francisco, >>>>>

1. loaded
2. i don't mind
3. fade
4. in between and far away
5. je suis
6. needs
7. blackout
8. bug
9. saturday nite ups 'n' downs
10. red fox room
11. tiger subtleties
12. campus avenue
13. losing game
14. 2nd afterthought
15. back where we started

pw = hangoverhard

THE DRAGONS: Live at The Casbah

March 1997: The band tours with Pansy Division to SXSW. One of the highlights being a memorable show with Guitar Wolf on a blistering night in Dallas.
Fall 1997: The Dragons sign with Junk Records and record the album Cheers to Me. Released in 1988, it was the first Dragons' release to get worldwide distribution and major attention. It also holds up remarkably well and remains a classic. Later that year the band
released songs on the Drunk on Rock Vol. 1 CD, the Gearhead Magazine/Lookout! Records compilation All Punk Rods, Staring At The Sun Vol. 4 on Blind Spot Records, and of course Junk Records own infamous compilation, Goin' After Pussy.
April/May 1999: The band records it's 2nd full length release for Junk Records with Jeff Forrest (who also recorded Cheers To Me) at Doubletime Studios in El Cajon. Entitled R.L.F. (Rock Like Fuck) after a tour of the same name by Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks, it's the strongest and most straight forward Dragons release yet.
December 1999: On Christmas Eve the band performs an all Rolling Stones set at the sixth annual "Exile on Kettner Boulevard" show at The Casbah Club. Three days later at the same venue, they record "Live at The Casbah" which becomes their third release for Junk Records.
Continued... >>>>

1. intro/gimme some love
2. roll the dice
3. high
4. loaded
5. who calls her name
6. take it
7. needs
8. my confession
9. fade
10. bad reputation (Joan Jett cover)
11. adios mexico (Texas Tornados cover)
12. painkiller
13. train
14. let it rock (The Four Horsemen cover)
15. drunken babble
16. insatiable
17. sometimes
18. sniff some glue (Ramones cover)
19. puss 'n' boots (New York Dolls cover)

pw = hangoverhard

Monday, November 12, 2007

PREGUH: O Império e a Favela (ep)

1. sem sofrer
2. malas de dinheiro
3. o império e a favela
4. agora...queime!
5. traíra
6. faca no crânio, preguh no olho
7. saia daí (há vida la fora)
8. o tranco
9. Para Onde

pw = hangoverhard


Another great cddemo from this brazilian grind-core-thrashers...

1. água pra viver
2. a herança e o ódio
3. mártir
4. paga-pau
5. marionetes
6. cidade sitiada
7. let's start the peace

pw = hangoverhard


Great brazilian grind-thrash-hardcore.. Brutal and agressive..

1. nessa vida
2. consenso
3. não reclama
4. terra
5. dominação (bonus track)

pw = hangoverhard

LES RATS: (1986) - Téquilla

Les Rats est un groupe de "rock-punk bien Punk ou de Punk-rock bien Rock" (d'après eux), formé à la base de Joss, Patrice, Jean-Michel et Laurent, puis Momo, en Seine-et-Marne. Groupe formé en 1983 en banlieue parisienne (Montereau). Leur punk-rock a marqué la scène française des 80's / 90's. Les paroles sarcastiques décrivent un quotidien assez sombre sur fond de banlieue, d'ennui et de produits illicites.

1. tequila
2. charite mn'soupe
3. la fleur au canon
4. poubelle trouve un job
5. les jeunes loups
6. paris lumiere
7. kheops s-seine
8. la veuve et moi
9. c'est des bobards

pw = hangoverhard

LES SHÉRIFF: (1989) - 3, 2, 1, Zéro!

Les $heriff est un groupe punk originaire de Montpellier connu pour des paroles simplistes et efficaces, un son électrique et mélodique qui leur vaudront d'être comparés aux Ramones, même si leur coeur et leurs références penchent en faveur des Dickies (dont il feront une adaptation en français).Formé en 1984 avec Manu à la batterie, Michel à la basse, Fred à la guitare et Olivier au chant, le combo s'élargit à 5 en 1991 avec l'arrivée d'un deuxième guitariste, Fab. Le line up changera quelque peu entre 1996 et 1998 (départ de Manu, puis de Fred).
Au milieu des années 1990, Les Sheriff font partie des groupes importants du paysage punk français, aussi appelé « rock alternatif » à cette époque, à l'instar de la Mano Negra, Parabellum, Ludwig von 88 ou encore OTH, autre groupe montpelliérain. Alors qu'ils tenaient une solide réputation gagnée à la sueur de leurs concerts survoltés, les Sheriff se séparent en 1998, après leur ultime album "Electrochoc". Un ex-membre du groupe,manu, joue aujourd'hui dans The hop la!.Ils marqueront la scène punk rock française à leur manière et donneront le goût à plusieurs jeunes de jouer du rock.

1. jouer avec le feu
2. fanatique de la télé
3. le rock balance
4. pas de doute
5. plus de bombes
6. plus haut
7. trop de tentations
8. dollars
9. jusqu'au bout
10. mégator
11. mayonaisse à gogo
12. rien à dire
13. 3, 2, 1, Zéro

pw = hangoverhard

LES SHÉRIFF: (1990) - Le Grand, Le Maigre, Le Petit et le Gros

1. pendons les haut et court
2. je veux savoir pourquoi
3. maintenant ou jamais
4. on s'en fout
5. ca sert à rien
6. de toutes les coleurs
7. la saga des Shériffs

pw = hangoverhard

LES PORTE MENTAUX: (2001) - Ya Lfeu (Live)

1. plus d'amour
2. blue blanc noir
3. les miserables
4. c'est juste
5. le jardin de la misere
6. les partisans
7. a ca ira
8. soldats soldats
9. elsa fraulein
10. combat des races
11. shalala
12. les pm
13. pipeline (j. thunders)
14. couleur sur paris (oberkampf)

pw = hangoverhard

RATOS DE PORÃO: (1989) - Brasil

1. amazonia never more
2. backwards
3. aids, pop repression
4. law of silence
5. sos broken country
6. gil coma
7. drink till you die
8. suicidal heroin
9. children without future
10. nationalist farse
11. traitor
12. bloody pigs
13. animal life
14. the end
15. military machine
16. land of carnival
17. will i receive my heritage

pw = hangoverhard

PARABELLUM: Bordel Inside

1. week-end d'enfer
2. la crise de foi (scorbut christi)
3. les deux boules de cristal
4. à saint-lazare
5. la neige de l'été dernier
6. les ailes en béton
7. les petits boulots
8. last e-mail à élise
9. sept ans de malheur
10. les fantôme du pogo
11. les cracks du stade
12. love factory

pw = hangoverhard

PARABELLUM: In Vivo Veritas

1. casba rodeo
2. hommes torpilles
3. la bombe et moa
4. le bal des canailles
5. ilot amestrdam
6. zig-zag rock
7. welcome to paradise
8. la belle
9. you can't catch me
10. le dernier troscon
11. cayenne
12. osmose 99

pw = hangoverhard


1. until that brothers dies
2. sunday morning coming down
3. fighting poor
4. boulevard of broken dreams
5. murder or manslaughter
6. jimmy coonan
7. busted & disgusted
8. vultures
9. from my heart
10. vet named ted
11. first signs of light
12. the voice

pw = hangoverhard

ENGLISH DOGS: To the Ends of the Eart + Forward to Battle

1. ambassador of fear
2. the chase is on
3. incisor
4. survival of the fittest
5. forward into line
6. the final conquest
7. ultimate sacrifice
8. ordeal by fire
9. false prophet
10. wall of steel
11. nosferatu
12. he that is bound shall be free
13. five days to death
14. brainstorm

pw = hangoverhard

CHAOS U.K.: Chaos in Japan

1. kill your baby
2. indecision
3. 4 minute warning
4. too cool for school, too stupid for the real world
5. head on a pole
6. farmyard boogie
7. vicious
8. lawless britain
9. detention centre
10. midas touch
11. 2010
12. crap song
13. cider i up landlord
14. down on the farm
15. police story
16. speed

pw = hangoverhard

CHAOS U.K.: Heard It, Seen It, Done It

1. gob on you
2. you bastard
3. public image
4. butcher baby
5. pump it up
6. don't talk to me
7. new religion
8. sick of you
9. fuck all y'all
10. handle with care
11. witch hunt
12. plaistow patricia
13. blackmail man
14. belsen was a gas

pw = hangoverhard

COCK SPARRER: Chip on My Shoulder (Link Updated!!)

Who can say much bad about Cock Sparrer? These guys are a great street-punk ruck&roll band. This compilation's good for someone getting into Cock Sparrer, or someone who's getting the cd 'cause cars don't have tape players anymore. The only downside to this collection is the disapointing lack of some CS standards... Sunday Stripper absent? What? ~Zelie Nic

1. chip on my shoulder
2. taken for a ride
3. platinum blonde
4. teenage heart
5. take 'em all
6. i got your number
7. watch your back
8. england belongs to me
9. the sun says
10. is anybody there
11. think again
12. they mean murder
13. we love you (live)
14. working (live)
15. argy bargy (live)
16. running riot (live) *** I have problems ripping this track.. sorry !!!

pw = hangoverhard

VA: A Dutch Tribute to the Real Oi!

1. chaos [discipline]
2. fight to live [discipline]
3. tough guy [right direction]
4. blow out again [right direction]
5. fight in the street [tech-9]
6. we'll never say die [tech-9]
7. marlon brando [backfire]
8. fightinn the system [backfire]
9. watch your back [homethrust]
10. should've know better [homethrust]
11. we rule ok [$400 suits]
12. nowhere [one night stand]
13. real enemy [dutch oi! allstars]
14. someone's gonna die [dutch oi! allstars]

pw = hangoverhard

SCREAM: Still Screaming & This Side Up

Though known primarily as Dave Grohl's first band of note, Scream in fact released its finest material years before Grohl's entry into the band. After the primary wave of D.C. hardcore -- SOA, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Government Issue -- crashed noisily to the shore, kids from the surrounding suburbs, attracted by the sound and fury of the city center, began formulating sounds predicated certainly on the first wave, but with enough outsider flair to be considered unique. Scream was one such band, and probably the finest. Boasting the incredibly gifted vocalist Pete Stahl and his brother Franz on guitar (the two later formed Wool), and rounded out by the rhythm section of Kent Stax and Skeeter Thompson, Scream fought their way into the tightly knit in-scene of D.C. hardcore, and were initially greeted with suspicion as suburban rednecks. Indeed, Scream's music borrowed as much from classic rock -- especially on This Side Up -- as it did from Minor Threat's lockstep speed. The band's first release, Still Screaming, shows the band maturing, trying out the fast stuff, testing their feet in the Bad Brains reggae pool, talking about scene solidarity, etc. It's a solid record, bolstered by the Stahl brothers' deft ability to make an ordinary song truly soar with melody. Unlike most other hardcore bands, Scream was never blunt with its music. Of course, this was probably due to Pete Stahl's vocal talent, which was truly showcased on the follow-up, This Side Up. For all its glory -- "Bet You Never Thought" is a brilliantly crafted piece of anthemic rock -- This Side Up has a few duds, like the pointless castoff "Gluesniff." By the time of This Side Up, Scream had found its voice, and that voice owed a lot more to suburban rock than to the elitist hardcore found in the city. A D.C. hardcore classic. --- Patrick Kennedy, All Music Guide

1. came without warning
2. bedlam
3. solidarity
4. your wars-killer
5. piece of her time
6. human behavior
7. stand
8. fight-american justice
9. new song
10. laissez-faire
11. influenced
12. hygiene
13. cry wolf
14. total mash
15. who knows who cares
16. amerarockers
17. u suck a-we're all fed up
18. ultra violence-screamin'
19. violent youth
20. bet you never thought
21. things to do today
22. this side up
23. gluesniff
24. still screaming
25. a no money down
26. show and tell me baby
27. the zoo closes at dark
28. i look when you walk
29. iron curtain
30. walking song dub

pw = hangoverhard

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS: Song by Song (Link Updated!!)

A taut, explosive Belfast-based punk band, Stiff Little Fingers (named after a Vibrators song) had the dubious distinction of being referred to as "The Irish Clash." What must have seemed like a compliment at the time did little to help their career, only because it made comparisons between the two bands inevitable. Granted, there were many similarities: both bands debuted playing revved-up late-'70s punk rock, were politically inclined, featured pissed-off lead singers, had a love for reggae, and possessed a near-palpable sense of isolation and desperation. But as we all know, the Clash offered complexity, panache, and a consistently breathtaking body of work. Stiff Little Fingers, on the other hand, were simply a very good punk rock band. With sandpaper-throated frontman Jake Burns leading the way, SLF did release an auspicious, if badly produced, debut album, Inflammable Material, that featured the band's two best songs, "Alternative Ulster" and "Suspect Device." Both were passionate, ferocious songs dealing with the harsh, deadly realities of growing up in the middle of two decades of Northern Ireland's violence. These songs thrust SLF into the limelight and got them loads of enthusiastic press, which led to a contract with the decidedly anti-punk Chrysalis label in 1980. After that, SLF released a handful of pretty good records (including a terrific live album, Hanx), but their unregenerate fast and loud punk style started to sound stale. In 1982, the band released their most non-punk record (Now Then...), which was greeted by general apathy. In a musical rut, dogged by the facile Clash comparisons, and with punk rock running out of steam, Burns pulled the plug on SLF. --- John Dougan, All Music Guide

1. suspect device
2. alternative ulster
3. johnny was
4. nobody's hero
5. tin soldiers
6. at the edge
7. roots, radicals, rockers & reggae
8. just fade away
9. bits of kids
10. is that wath you fought the war for
11. (it could be) happy yesterday
12. the roaring boys (parts 1 and 2)
13. last train from the wasteland
14. hope street
15. strummerville

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1980) - Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables

A hyper-speed blast of ultra-polemical, left-wing hardcore punk, and bitingly funny sarcasm, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables stands as the Dead Kennedys' signature statement. As one of the first hardcore albums, it was a galvanizing influence on the musical and attitudinal development of the genre, also helping to kickstart the fertile California scene. The record's tactics are not subtle in the least; Jello Biafra's odd warble and spat-out lyrics leave no doubt as to what he thinks, baiting his targets of conservatism, violence, overbearing authority, and capitalist greed with a viciously satirical sarcasm that keeps his unflinchingly political outlook from becoming too didactic. The thin production dilutes some of the music's power, but the ragged speed-blur still packs a wallop, and the hooks cribbed from surf and rockabilly give it a gonzo edge. The songwriting isn't consistent all the way through the album, but classics like "Kill the Poor," "Let's Lynch the Landlord," "Chemical Warfare," "California Über Alles," and "Holiday In Cambodia" helped define the hardcore genre and, thus, must be heard. --- Steve Huey, All Music Guide

1. Kill The Poor
2. Forward To Death
3. When Ya Get Drafted
4. Let’s Lynch The Labdlord
5. Drug Me
6. Your Emotions
7. Chemical Warfare
8. California Uber Alles
9. I Kill Children
10. Stealing People’s Mail
11. Funland At The Beach
12. Ill In The Head
13. Holiday In Cambodia
14. Viva Las Vegas

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1982) - A Skateboard Party

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1982) - A Skateboard Party

1. holiday in cambodia
2. let's lynch the landlord
3. chemical warfare
4. nazi punks fuck off
5. we've got a bigger problem now
6. too drunk to fuck
7. kill the poor
8. man with the dog
9. forward to death
10. kepone factory
11. life sentence
12. trust your mechanic
13. moral majority
14. forest fire
15. winnebago warrior
16. police jerk
17. bleed for me

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1982) - Plastic Surgery Disasters + In God We Trust (ep)

This is my favorite Dead Kennedy's release. I will side-step the DK's current soap opera for a moment to review this disc. First of all, the Dead Kennedys were probably one of the most well-round, musically talented bands to emerge from the punk scene in the early '80's. East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, and D.H. Peligro were some of the best musicians ever to be called punk rock. No one else sounded like the Dead Kennedys. The "In God We Trust, Inc." EP was the DK's nod to DC-style hardcore. Its filled with hyperspeed jams that, unlike much of the hardcore that was emerging, is filled with great riffs and, despite the speed, just a great sense of what makes a good song,not just simple 3 chord verses and sing-along chorus. The jazz into to "We Got A Bigger Problem Now". "Plastic Surgery Disasters" is again filled with hyperspeed thrash, but its also tempered with influences of surf (especially "Moon Over Marin") and spaghetti western music (just listen to "Winnebago Warrior"). The fact that the group wrote much of this album as a whole is probably to a big reason for that. All throughout, Jello Biafra's lyrics are smart and funny. --- Patrick T. Grady

1. Advice From Christmas Past
2. Government Flu
3. Terminal Preppie
4. Trust Your Mechanic
5. Well Paid Scientist
6. Buzzbomb
7. Forest Fire
8. Halloween
9. Winnebago Warrior
10. Riot
11. Bleed For
12. I Am The Owl
13. Dead End
14. Moon Over Marin
15. Religious Vomit
16. Moral Majority
17. Hyperactive Child
18. Kepone Factory
19. Dog Bite
20. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
21. We've Got A Bigger Problem Now
22. Rawhide

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1984) - Never Been On MTV

1. police truck
2. hop with the jet set
3. a child and his lawnmower
4. religious vomit
5. do the slag
6. moral majority
7. mtv get off the air
8. live sentence
9. macho rama
10. goons of hazard
11. riot - bleed for me
12. nazi punks fuck off
13. we've got a bigger problem now

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1984) - Live & Alive

1. man with the dog
2. forward to death
3. keep on factory
4. live sentence
5. trust your mechanic
6. moral majority
7. forest five
8. winnebago warrior
9. police jerk
10. holiday in cambodia
11. let's lynch the landlord
12. chemical warfare
13. california uber alles
14. too drunk to fuck
15. hope with the jet
16. a child and his lawnmower
17. religious vomit
18. mtv get off the air
19. rock-o-rama
20. goons of hazard
21. bleed for me
22. nazi pigs fuck off (we've got a bigger problem now)

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1985) Frankenchrist

Released after a three-year studio hiatus, this album picks up right where Plastic Surgery Disasters left off. As always, the lyrics are among the most literate and angry in all of rock & roll. "Goons of Hazard" scores the culture of guns and the rednecks who love them, utilizing full-textured hard rock to set the verses. "Soup Is Good Food" lacerates the concept of disposable people in disposable jobs, pairing this idea with repeated guitar riff-based music that suggests a nightmare version of 1960s songs. "Jock-O-Rama" excoriates organized sports and macho attitudes; musically, the outer sections wed rockabilly and hardcore influences, sandwiching a slow middle section that spoofs martial numbers like Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Berets." "This Could Be Anywhere" has critical lyrics about racism and classicism set to music highly reminiscent of the Sex Pistols. "Hellnation" has garbled, wide-range, muckracking verses set to stun-speed punk that recalls numbers from In God We Trust Inc. The excellent "MTV -- Get Off the Air" lambastes the corporate influences on rock & roll; musically, the song exhibits a tripartite structure, using a vacuously poppy opening, a speed hardcore central section, and a mid-tempo rocking finale that prominently features trumpet (a very brief coda reprise of hardcore ends the number). The finest selection on this album (and perhaps in the whole Dead Kennedys' canon) is the anthemic "Stars and Stripes of Corruption." This number also utilizes a three-part construct, consisting here of a hard-rocking midsection flanked by faster, punk-oriented material. The verses here are stunningly detailed, describing what the band believes is wrong with the United States and what the solutions should be. This wonderful and challenging album is very highly recommended. --- by David Cleary, All Music Guide

1. Soup Is Good Food
2. Hellnation
3. This Could Be Anywhere
4. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch
5. Chicken Farm
6. Jock-O-Rama
7. Goons Of Hazzard
8. MTV - Get Off The Air
9. At My Job
10. Stars And Stripes Of Corruption

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1986) - Bedtime for Democracy

This album is the pinnacle of the DKs creative expression. Tight, fast-paced performances are highlighted, and the lyrics on this disc put Jello Biafra among the elite of lyrical genius alongside the likes of Roger Waters, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Ian Anderson, Neil Peart. This is the best example of what real hardcore punk is about. Buy it; you won't be sorry. --- J. Beaver

1. Take This Job And Shove It
2. Hop With The Jet Set
3. Dear Abby
4. Rambozo The Clown
5. Fleshdunce
6. The Great Wall
7. Shrink
8. Triumph Of The Swill
9. Macho Insecurity
10. I Spy
11. Cesspools In Eden
12. One-Way Ticket To Pluto
13. Do The Slag
14. A Commercial
15. Gone With My Mind
16. Anarchy For Sale
17. Chickenshit Conformist
18. Where Do Ya Draw The Line
19. Potshot Heard 'Round The World
20. D.M.S.O.
21. Lie Detector

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (1987) - Give Me Convenience of Give Me Death

Track for track and album after album, the Dead Kennedys were the most relentlessly political and controversial stateside punk rock band to gain much public notoriety. Originally released in 1987, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death collects 17 of the band's singles, compilation tracks, and rarities spanning the eight years they played together. This is a wide and deep collection of favorites like "California Über Alles" and "Holiday in Cambodia," but the real reason to pick up this disc is the more obscure and rare material. From 1979, "Night of the Living Rednecks" has hyperactive mouthpiece Jello Biafra relating a tale of being chased by irate rednecks while the rhythm sections jams. Their version of "I Fought the Law" rewrites it into a true-to-life murder ballad, while rippers like "Life Sentence," "Insight," "Pull My Strings" and "Straight A's" are off the map unless you were lucky enough to pick up the original singles or compilations that they're pulled from. And "Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round" is Biafra at his sarcastic best, as he tells of one corporate head instructing another on the economic necessity of a new war. The DKs were a truly important and relevant band, and Give Me Convenience provides 17 livid reasons why. Boy, could we use them now. --Carl Hanni

1. police truck
2. too drunk to fuck
3. california uber alles
4. the man with the dogs
5. insight
6. life sentence
7. a child and his lawnmower
8. holiday in cambodia
9. i fought the law
10. saturday night holocaust
11. pull my strings
12. short songs
13. straight a's
14. kinky sex makes the world go 'round
15. the prey
16. night of the living rednecks
17. buzzbomb from pasadena

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (2001) Mutiny on the Bay

The first-ever authorized live album by the Dead Kennedys--following decades of bootlegs--is a DKs fan dream come true, as it contains absolutely scorching live versions of 14 of their best and most notorious songs. Whether live or in the studio, the DKs were always real players, easily some of the most accomplished musicians in American punk. Mutiny on the Bay captures their savvy, sophisticated chaos with juicy, startling clarity. Culled from four shows in their hometown of San Francisco in 1982 and 1986, Mutiny features most of their signature songs ("Holiday in Cambodia," "Police Truck," "California Über Alles," "MTV Get off the Air," etc.), all delivered with the deeply sarcastic, politically and socially confrontational élan that crowds loved and the powers-that-be loathed. The sound quality is bracing and brilliant, and captures the band in all its high-flying, punk rock/thrash/surf glory. A time bomb wired from the last, Mutiny on the Bay is easily one of the Dead Kennedys' most essential releases. --Carl Hanni

1. Introduction
2. Police Truck
3. Kill The Poor
4. Holiday In Cambodia
5. Moon Over Marin
6. California Uber Alles
7. MTV - Get Off The Air
8. Too Drunk To Fuck
9. Goons Of Hazzard
10. This Could Be Anywhere
11. Forward To Death
12. I Am The Owl
13. Hellination
14. Riot

pw = hangoverhard

DEAD KENNEDYS: (2004) Live at the Deaf Club

This is a great CD, which is important to say right up front. If it weren't for the lawsuit between Jello and the rest of the former DK's there would not be any controversy over this recording. Despite the ugliness of that legal battle (irrespective of which side you plant yourself), this CD delievers where MANY 20+ year old recordings do not. It simply sounds great, a not so inconsequential achievement for a punk recording given the paucity of both funds and quality recording equipment typically available to such bands at that time. In addition, there are several unreleased songs on this recording (most notably "Gaslight," which is great) and Jello is in rare form. Sure, there are a few glitches in the performance (there always will be in "true" live recordings; note: Performance glitches, not recording), but this is the last show with 6025, so c'mon! stop with the punk posturing and just enjoy this CD for the rare document that it is. In my opinion, this recording is better than the "Mutiny on the bay" recording, which is also great despite the mudraking that also surrounded it's release. Bands like this do not exist anymore and any bootleg of the Kennedys that you can get your hands on will not come close to touching the quality of this disc. A disco version of "Kill the poor" an early version of "When you get drafted" (Back in Rhodesia) and a cover of the Honeycomb's "Have I the right" make this an essential document that you'd be a fool to miss --- Paul McDonough

1. Introduction by DJ Johnny Walker
2. Kill The Poor (Disco Version)
3. Back In Rhodesia (Early Version of When You Get Drafted)
4. Man With The Dogs
5. Gaslight (Previously Unreleased)
6. California &oum;ber Alles
7. Ill In The Head
8. Straight A's
9. Short Songs
10. Holiday In Cambodia
11. Police Truck
12. Forward To Death
13. Have I The Right
14. Back In The USSR
15. Viva Las Vegas

pw = hangoverhard

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

SEX PISTOLS: Some Product Carri On Sex Pistols

Some Product: Carri on Sex Pistols is an interview album, an often overlooked curiosity in the Sex Pistols' catalogue, though the record has been reissued on CD even after the group managed to win back control over their band name and recordings. The interviews are mostly presented in a collage style. Highlights include Sid Vicious telling the listener to "Buy my record and make me a millionaire!" and Paul Cook and Steve Jones' hilarious appearance on an American radio show. It also features audio from the band's infamous appearance on the TV show Today which received a number of complaints from viewers due to their use of bad language.
The Sex Pistols were always famous for their controversial and humorous interviews, and with suitably iconoclastic Jamie Reid artwork, this unconventional (and patently unmusical) album managed to climb to #6 in the UK album charts.The title is a pun on the word carrion which means a dead animal, and many sex pistols compilations after their break up referenced the fact that they were not together for very long.
** All tracks are spoken word collages put together by John Varnom from various interviews and radio ads. Additional material includes a snippet from Tubular Bells.

1. The Very Name 'Sex Pistols
2. From Beyond the Grave
3. Big Tits Across America
4. The Complex World of Johnny Rotten
5. Sex Pistols Will Play
6. Is the Queen a Moron?
7. The Fucking Rotter

pass - hangoverhard

Friday, November 02, 2007

THEE BUTCHERS ORCHESTRA: Stop Talking About Music (Update!!)

1. little scared to wake up
2. everybody's got the devil inside
3. you betcha
4. right now
5. coconut heart
6. drama queen
7. stop talking about music
8. don't ditch me
9. long white back
10. shaken down
11. knock you out
12. don't ask me why
13. gin tonic #6

pw = hangoverhard