In label news, in case you missed it last week I posted a huge update letting you all know the label's release plans for 2012 so far. In case you missed that, you can check the full news post out HERE. Expect to see some updates on some of those upcoming releases in the weeks to come.
Also, in case you missed the update prior to that one, I've got two brand new releases out this month - the SECTARIAN VIOLENCE 7" and the BAD ADVICE 7". Thanks a million to everyone who's ordered a copy so far, all mailorder is caught up and these new releases have been shipped. If you have yet to scoop these up, I've still got a handful of color vinyl for each release but they are going quick so better grab one sooner than later if that's your thing! And of course, your favorite distros, labels, and stores should be getting copies as the month goes on.
Ok, enough label news, onto the new webstore stuff!
Click HERE for the NEW WEBSTORE STOCK FOR 3.16.12:
As I mentioned, it's been a while since the last update so theres a ton of stuff in here ... two brand new releases from DIRTNAP (SONIC AVENUES LP and MIND SPIDERS LP); two new 7"s from FASHIONABLE IDIOTS (BROWN SUGAR 7" and FOLDED SHIRT 7"); yet another incredible TENEMENT release, this one being a split with the equally awesome CHEEKY; three recently reissued Canadian Power Pop singles from UGLY POP (DREAM DATES 7", CRASH KILLS FIVE 7", ARSON 7"); three killer new singles from REACT! (PEACE 7", new NOOSE 7", FELL TO LOW 7"); a bunch of new LPs from DEAD BEAT (MORALENS VAKTARE LP, BRAIN TUMORS LP, and more), an awesome reissue of one of my favorite 90's pop punk records (and one of my all time favorites), DISCOUNT's "Half Fiction" LP; and a bunch more.
In the "not so new but equally as awesome" department, picked up a ton of classic punk, garage, surf, etc etc including a handful of SUNDAZED releases from DICK DALE, LINK RAY, LORD SUTCH, AL CASEY, DAVID ALLAN AND THE ARROWS, THE CHALLENGERS, and more; a bunch of assorted punk classics from the RAMONES, DICTATORS, FEAR, THE PAGANS, NEW YORK DOLLS; stocked up on some recently repressed KILLED BY DEATH Volumes, including Vols. 3, 4, 5, and 12; I also managed to grab some copies of the wonderful and highly recommended Australian KBD comp, "WHERE BIRDMEN FLEW: LEGENDS OF MARSUPIAL PUNK" LP. And if those weren't enough classics, I also grabbed some classic LPs from ALICE COOPER, THE SEEDS, BLUE CHEER, SHANGRI-LAS, and the ELECTRIC PRUNES!
Picked up a slew of new zines including new issues of ACCEPT THE DARKNESS, STABBING BRAINS, STITCHES IN MY HEAD, AGONY BAG, SUBJECT, MORE NOISE, MAXIMUMROCKNROLL (Brand new APRIL 2012 issue!), and more; also grabbed a TON of cassettes; the killer demo from Canada's VIOLENT FUTURE, the second demo from Canada's WOLFSBLOOD, the tape release of TENEMENT'S "Blind Wink" LP, a bunch of tapes and compilations from DEAD BROKE RECORDS, some european hc punk courtesy of OFFSIDES records (LOUD GIRLS, URBAN THREAT, LOST BOYS), and a couple of cool tapes from BALDY LONGHAIR RECORDS (DISCONNECTS, CRAZY AND THE BRAINS).
FINALLY ... noteworthy restocks from EVEN WORSE RECORDS (TOTAL ABUSE Demo 7", MAJOR DAMAGE 7", INMATES "Now We Talkin Hardcore" 7", OUT COLD / FOR THE WORSE split, etc); restocks on a bunch of DERANGED titles; some of the last copies of the NIGHT FEVER "New Blood" LP US Press on NO WAY/TANKCRIMES; some old favorites from RAMONES, REZILLOS, DICK DALE, MOTORHEAD, THE JAM, several of the BLOODSTAINS comps, KBD Vol. 1, RADIO BIRDMAN, THE STOOGES, and more - the restock list is at the bottom as always!
Well that's it (hopefully didn't take up too much of your time) ... thanks for reading!
Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
NEW STUFF FOR 3.16.12
SONIC AVENUES "TELEVISION YOUTH" LP (DIRTNAP)
SONIC AVENUES are just four Montreal kids who started riffing punk tunes in 2006, but since getting swept up in the booming punk epicentre of neighbouring Ottawa, they've been catapulted into the ranks of the best pop-punk acts in Canada! After releasing a few singles, SA dropped a bomb in late 2009 with their debut LP on Ottawa's infamous Going Gaga Records. Within a few short months, the record had sold-out twice, including a European repress by Germany's fine Taken By Surprise and Sabotage Records. Two years later, after obliterating eardrums from stages across North America and Europe, they returned home to record a crushing follow-up, TELEVISION YOUTH, for Portland-based label DIRTNAP RECORDS. Featuring more of the over-driven guitars, infectious harmonized melodies and blazing 2-3 minute songs that powered their debut, SA have nonetheless pushed the limits into new territories with this latest offering. In short, Television Youth is punkier, poppier, louder and dirtier than anything they've done before. Armed with this devastating new arsenal, as well as ambitious touring plans spanning the (un)civilized world, SONIC AVENUES are sure to keep fists in the air and beers a-flyin' for years to come.
MIND SPIDERS "MELTDOWN" LP (DIRTNAP)
2nd album from Mark Ryan's (Marked Men, High Tension Wires) Mind Spiders, and it's a Meltdown, alright. This is a very different beast from the s/t Mind Spiders LP released just 13 months ago. The most obvious difference is that while the s/t LP was recorded piecemeal, with Mark more-or-less playing all the instruments, Meltdown is the first Mind Spiders recordings to feature the full live band. And what a band it is: members of The Bad Sports, High Tension Wires, Marked Men, Uptown Bums, etc etc. The fact that there are 2 drummers (Mike from the Marked Men AND Greg from The High Tension Wires both play drums at the same time) gives alot of these songs a rhythmic complexity that sets the songs apart from a lot of other "garagy" type bands. Loosely organized like the first LP, with the more straightforward, rocking stuff on side A and the weird curveball stuff on side B, Meltdown, while remarkably cohesive, blends a lot of different elements: Great sounding guitar tones. Happy, warm organ. Mean, buzzing synth. 60's pop sensibilities. Snotty garage rockers. Dark, brooding postpunk. Weirdo sci-fi soundtrack stuff. Nods to Krautrock. Oh, and did we mention there are 2 drummers?
TENEMENT / CHEEKY - SPLIT 7" (NO BREAKS)
TENEMENT offers up two more tracks of their take on 90s alt/grunge/punk akin to bands like Dinosaur Jr, Husker Du, and the Replacements. Easily one of the best bands going these days. Cheeky play catchy/poppy punk with a hell of a bite. If you're into BIG EYES, this was Kate's previous band. Two more great songs from this now-defunct NYC band.
BROWN SUGAR "TROPICAL DISEASE" 7" (FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
Four new cuts of artistic thrift from the Ecclesiastical urban prairie of rustfucked Buffalo, NY. The latest output from the Shug’s mutating loins, this eclectic platter exhibits folky idyllic proto-spunk, raw Scandinavia-meets-Midwest rage, lowbrow (or maybe even no brow) hardcore, and even hard funk. Recorded on the 10th anniversary of the hollow towers’ controlled demolition.
FOLDED SHIRT "TINY BOAT" 7" (FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
Our friends Folded Shirt deliver their final transmission from Island Outer Space. Invite your brain and your wallet to join them. The drummer named Alessandro and bass player Steve are famous. Larry, the singer, sings his own very special lyrics. Terry plays the guitar. His guitar will confuse your already misfiring synapses and make you believe that your meatball sub is really a tray of Sheba brand cat food. This description tells you exactly how this record will sound inside your ear buds. Great shit.
DREAM DATES "SURFER JOE" 7" (UGLY POP)
Out at last, the final single from this excellent Canadian band, culled from the same 1979 session that gave us their "Moans on the Phone" and "Mess You're In" 45s. A-side's a ripping rendition of a lesser-known Surfaris number, while the flip attacks Freddie Cannon's "Tallahassee Lassie" in similar fashion, all blazing, dirty guitars, sneering vocals and amphetamine pace. If you heard the first two singles, you know what to expect-- pure late '70s North American-style punk rock in the vein of Dead Boys, Heartbreakers, Teenage Head and The Users. Not technically a reissue, but it sure fits the theme. 500 press, black vinyl, no gimmicks.
CRASH KILLS FIVE "WHAT DO YOU DO AT NIGHT?" 7" (UGLY POP)
CRASH KILLS FIVE exploded onto the Toronto punk scene with this self-released EP in the summer of 1980, blasting through three tracks of supremely catchy punk rock that perfectly balanced memorable song-writing with quick tempos and raw guitar attack, clearly inspired by early Ramones, Diodes and early Buzzcocks. A planned 12" follow-up was never released, as the band split up soon after, with members going on to early hardcore outfit Young Lions and legendary surf-punk band Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, leaving behind only this very collectible single. Faithful reconstruction of original artwork plus detailed new insert with tons of info for punk history geeks like us.
ARSON "COHO COHO b/w WHITE FOLKS" 7" (UGLY POP)
ARSON was Toronto's first punk rock supergroup, formed by members of the Viletones, The Ugly and The Poles to deliver raw, tough punk rock as other parts of the early scene veered off to power pop or new wave. Self-released in 1979 and never repressed, this excellent 45 has long been a fave of world-wide collectors, but is just now once again available for the rest of us. Topside's a great fast-paced punker with wild guitar action, backed with a slow-burning creepycrawl monster that compliments it beautifully. Limited one-time repress with faithfully reproduced packaging and new insert!
NEGATIVE DEGREE "DEMO" 7" (OFFISDES)
NEGATIVE DEGREE plays in-your-face, 80’s hardcore reminiscent of DC, Boston or Detroit bands. Seven tracks combining DC melodic line, Boston anger and Detroit hatred. No metal, no ska, no emo, just pure energy à la early Dischord or Touch and Go. A near-garage primitive guitar sound mixed with Neg. Approach/FX vocals.
OBNIII'S "S/T" 7" (LEATHER BAR)
We've got a new Leather Bar cheapo rocker here, this time from Texas steam rollers OBN III's. You might know Orville Neeley from Bad Sports or The Pumpers, but OBN III's are his toughest act yet. Imagine a rougher, PUNKER version of Radio Birdman. "New Innocence" is one song on one side, and you're not going to need any more than that. 300 copies pressed.
PEACE "S/T" 7" (REACT!)
Hailing from Baltimore, PEACE delivers 5 songs of driving, urgent hardcore. While influences ranging from Early REV and Discord bands can be heard, PEACE delivers a record with a sound all their own. Recorded at Developing Nations by Kevin Bernsten and laid out by Evan Wivell (Mindset/Sacred Love) A current favorite of GetMo's own Senor Bubbles. All copies will come with a digital download code and all the other great stuff we usually include
NOOSE "THE WAR OF ALL AGAINST ALL" 7" (REACT!)
Chicago's Noose, standard-bearers of the vegan straight edge, have unleashed a new EP. Destined to upset parents and meat-eaters everywhere, "The War of All Against All" contains six songs best described as "nasty, brutish, and short". Inspired by the moral law, "The War of All Against All" is certain to satisfy anyone with a taste for justice.
FELL TO LOW "SENSIBLE SOUNDS OF MEN" 7" (REACT!)
In order to reconcile the length of this release with its track count, it might help to consider the two tracks from Fell To Low's third EP, 'Sensible Sounds of Men,' as movements rather than songs. In ten minutes, this recording will take its listeners from downer guitar meanderings to slashing, angular punk cuts and back down into what's best described as sludgy fuzzforest. And through it all, the aim of the songs is the cooperation between these parts rather than the sheer range of ground covered; above all else, a musical outcome seems to have been the goal. 'Sensible Sounds of Men.' An up to date composite synthesized from noise, punk, and everything these fine young men care to say (and will someday wish they hadn't). We're not calling it a single, why should you? All copies will come with a digital download and all the other great stuff we put in every release
LA CORDE "UNMARKED DOORS" 7" (PVR)
San Francisco's one and only La Corde have returned with their third 7" of shadowy, driving, post-punk. Fresh off their split with Cat Party, "Unmarked Doors" features two brand new songs showcasing heavier, clearer production and more refined songwriting than any of La Corde's previous releases. First pressing strictly limited to only 300 copies, each with a free digital download coupon and one of three inserts included. Recorded in Winter 2010 by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studies, and mastered by Dan Randall from Mammoth Sound Mastering. Self released by the band, and distributed by Resurrection Records.
CAT PARTY / LA CORDE - SPLIT 7" (RESSURECTION)
This record contains 4 tracks of dark, delay drenched punk at its best. Each band does a Rik L Rik cover on the A Side, and an original on the B Side. La Corde starts things off with their cover of “Atomic Lawn.” It’s played at an upbeat pace that’s a great kick off to the record. On the next track Cat Party creeps you out on the already dark "Black & Red." The B Side starts off with Cat Party’s original, “Reflection or Illusion.” It has a great dark, surfy vibe to it. The record comes to a finish with La Corde’s original, “Signals.” It takes on an intense approach to their already perfect post-punk sound. Cover art by Tristan Ellis & mastering by Mammoth Sound. 600 copies pressed on random colored vinyl. Includes free digital download.
HAMILTONS "DON'T MESS UP" 7" (HELLO)
This is the record that is finally here from The Hamiltons. A pefrect mix of Ramones-core mixed with Queers-core to create a bubblegum sandwich that will prove to you that pop punk is not dead. (here's a secret ... it's really THE ERGS).
NOT SORRY "MOVING ON" 7" (LIFELINE)
Not Sorry is a straight edge band from Seattle, WA. Influenced by the sound of the late '80s Revelation Records bands along with contemporaries from the late '90s, their purpose is to play stripped down, fast hardcore. Their lyrics not only make kids want to sing along but to think about the world around them and how they choose to treat others; human and animal alike. 7" includes MP3 digital download.
SORRY EXCUSE "S/T" 7" (LIFELINE)
Part of the Midwest wolfpack brings you six brand new songs from Kansas City, MO's Sorry Excuse. Influenced by Poison Idea, Youth Of Today, Agnostic Front and Floorpunch. Angry, pissed off, straight edge hardcore. 7" includes digital download.
HOLY FEVER "S/T" 7" (LIFELINE)
With a lineup that consists of the vocalist of Suicide File and No Reply, guitarist of Hope Con, guitarist of American Nightmare, and drummer of AN and Death By Stereo, Holy Fever bring three emotive rock 'n' roll hardcore songs that one Rev staffer says sounds like the Hives and one says sounds like Ian MacKaye is singing, which isn't too bad a comparison.
MANXX, THE "MESSIN AROUND" 7" (SNAPPY LITTLE NUMBERS)
Sara Fischer is a veteran of the Denver music scene, but The Manxx don’t give a shit. Sara’s current outfit might as well be her first; with all vim and the hormonal enthusiasm of a first-timer, she leads her merry trio of neo-primitivist punk-mongers through their paces. And what mighty paces they are: Crammed with nailbiting hooks and throbbing rock, The Manxx’s organ-and-distortion-slathered stomp-alongs are sweet and sweaty at the same time. Inject a liberal dose of cavemanly drumming and Sara’s honeydew voice, and you’ve got the recipe for garage-pop freshness.
HOOPER "THE SHALLOWS" 7" (SNAPPY LITTLE NUMBERS)
The ’90s. Good times. Post-hardcore was in its heyday, and a lot of bands were interbreeding melody, anger, angst, and just a smidgeon of fucked-up, mathy dynamics. Hooper remembers. Still in short pants back when bands like Seaweed and Samiam were hitting their prime, the members of this Denver trio—led by singer-guitarist Trevor Morris, a scholar of such sounds—turn their reverence of the past into their fuel for the future. Or at least what’ll be left of the future. That said, Hooper’s comforting coupling of punk and pop doesn’t shy away from blatant fist-pumping or the devout worship of the sad-sack anthem.
HONOR CODE "S/T" 7" (HONOR CODE)
Debut six song 7" from this new VA Beach band ... fast thrashy hardcore. Limited to 300 copies. http://honorcode.bandcamp.com
POLICE AND THEIVES / REMISSION - SPLIT 7" (AMENDMENT)
We are proud to present a combined effort between two bands from extreme opposites of the American continent. Both bands showcase their affinity for melodic hardcore while wearing their influences on their collective sleeves. Police & Thieves are known for their melodic brand of 80's influenced harDCore, while Remission plays a style of hardcore reminiscent of bands like Verbal Assualt and One Step Ahead. For Police & Thieves this is their first official recording since their 2nd EP, "Amor y Guerra" on Youngblood Records in 2008. The songs on the split maintain their mid-tempo melodic sound from their previous releases, while adding faster parts to the songs, giving them a more dynamic and powerful feel. The lyrics of these songs focus on personal struggles as well as those of self-empowerment. For Remission, they recorded these 2 new songs shortly after their "Winds of Promise" 7" on React! Records. Their style has been influenced by Verbal Assault and Dag Nasty but they continue to put their own stamp of melodic hardcore over this classic style. Lyrically the songs touch upon social and personal issues of the day. It has been said by many that this band put South America on the hardcore map, discover why!
EDDIE BROCK / LAPSE - SPLIT 7" (HOSTILE INPUT)
"Grind.fucking.violence! This awesome split pairs two up and coming Maryland bands for a double heaping helping of head-crushing brutality. These bands were meant to share a split together, it's a beautiful and completely natural sounding pair, just like the two people on the cover(which for some reason reminds me of Nick Cave and PJ Harvey whenever I look at it). First up is 3 tracks from Lapse. They definitely have an eastcoast hardcore sound, mixing in sharp tempo changes, mosh riffs, and gruff powerviolence vocals. The build up to the breakdown in the second track "Trend" is particularly sweet. Minimal blasting, definitely more slam dance friendly, but they don't have a macho/brocore type of vibe. Old-school and new-school powerviolence fans will dig it. Eddie Brock is next, graced with the majesty Scott Hull's mastering skills, making their two tracks sound viciously heavy. These two tracks are brutal, I can only imagine the carnage that must unfold at their live shows. It's definitely more mid-tempo then the self-titled 7" they released earlier this year, but I think the song-writting has become way more refined and memorable because of this, everything just sounds more realized and thought-out. The 7" version of this will be out very soon on To Live a Lie, but you can download the whole thing right now here while you wait for the physical version. Get on it!" - operationgrindcore.blogspot.com
SHANG-A-LANG "WAITING FOR THE END" 7" (DIRT CULT)
I suppose somewhat appropriately Shang-A-Lang's last record of new material, titled "Waiting for the End" will be released on the first week of what many consider the last year of human existence. Shang-A-Lang has been an incredibly prolific band over the past few years, having done countless splits (really, I can't count them), several 7 inches, an LP/CD, and a Collections LP. The release is between 7 labels that have helped the band out in various ways over the past several years: Dirt Cult, Fast Crowd, Silver Sprocket, Dead Broke, Let's Pretend, No Breaks, and Drunken Sailor (UK). Each label will have 118 copies. These five songs are probably the best SAL material to date, which kinda makes the break-up bittersweet. Featuring the amazing artwork by Mich Clem and Nation of Amanda!
TRUE STEREO "S/T" 7" (DEAD BROKE)
Chattanooga, TN. wild-asses playing awesome gut-wrenching region rock style punk rock. Featuring Daniel (ADD/C), Billy Joe (Giant Bags of Weed/Future Virgins), Ryan (Queerwulf/Hidden Spots) & Tony (Queerwulf). Just what you'd expect.. ruling.
AWFUL MAN "NEW WAYS TO SAY FUCK OFF" 7" (DEAD BROKE)
Totally awesome, gritty, catchy, punk/rock from Boston, MA. achin' to Pegboy and the likes of Jack Palance Band! Our homies Poot & Mark from Witches With Dicks/Closet Fairies totally kill it with this new 5 song demo of desperate & melodic punk. Get with it, idiot. Originally on Tape!
MORALENS VAKTARE "S/T" LP (DEAD BEAT)
Frickin' A-Bomb dropped from the south side of Sweden. After a couplea pretty bad ass singles, MORALENS VAKTARE lose their kiddie shoes and check into the big leagues with this tough Rockin, back alley ripper. With their feet firmly planted in the Rock-ier side of Punk Rock, namely bands like the Real Kids, Gizmos and Heartbreakers; MORALENS VAKTARE's continue their guitar slinging, Riff-N-Roll onslaught. You can tell these fuckers've given ample turntable time to their old musty Kids, Hubble Bubble and The Pack records. As this scuzzy mid-fi, diamond in the rough is like a punk rock-snot rocket shot straight outta 1978. Messy mangled riffs splattered in beer, Cheetos and fun. Tasty.
BRAIN TUMORS "S/T" LP (DEAD BEAT)
Minneapolis degenerates BRAIN TUMORS spit back with another angry ripper. Pure menacing HC barked over punishing barbaric thrash. Rippin' Guitar work all over this fucker hammering out some of the most raw and uncompromising music you'll ever hear. Mean music that's meant to hurt. And it does. If you dig shit like NEGATIVE APPROACH, GAUZE, LIP CREAM, or Clevo scums like, 9 Shocks Terror and The Inmates, this ones pretty much essential. Total face ripper all the way.
DISCOUNT "HALF FICTION" LP (METH MOUTH)
A Reissue of this classic pop punk record (and one of my personal favorites!). Only 500 pressed on black vinyl! Discount was a punk rock band that formed in Vero Beach, Florida, in 1995 and disbanded in 2000. Before disbanding, the group's members relocated to Gainesville, Florida, where they performed their last show in August 2000. They released three full length albums, several EPs, and two b-side collections. Members have gone on to form The Dead Weather, The Kills, The Kitchen, Black Cougar Shock Unit, Unitas, the Routineers, The Draft, Laserhead (band), Stolen Parts, and Monikers.
DEAD GERMAN "VICIOUS REPENT" LP (DEAD BEAT)
All star line up on this fucker containing ex members of both Brimstone Howl and Digital Leather. Coming off more Brimstone Howl than Digital Leather, Dead German are an ugly sounding band. It's all slashed riffs and barbed wire anthems just waiting to carve a whole in your head. There's a consistently focused edge in what Dead German are doing throwing in the occasional melody only when it's absolutely necessary. Overall just pure face melting, Fuzz Box overload that takes the trash rock aesthetic to a whole new apex of awesomeness. If you're into shit like the Fatals, Reatards , Oblivians or classic Aussie stuff like the Onyas or Cosmic Psychos, consider this another speaker smoldering Rock N Roll burner that's sure to rattle the walls.
CURTAINS! "DEEP IN NIGHT CITY" LP (DEAD BEAT)
Debut outsider manifesto here from Chicago night warriors CURTAINS!. 'Deep In Night City' is one eerie mind fuck. Held together by a rhythmic post punk (almost gothey) foundation, this sucker throbs and bobs with shambolic deathrock lucidity. A creepy, delirious landscape where wacked out sci-fi rhetoric, formaldehyde misanthropy and paranoid, clausterphobic dementia are all integral pieces of the puzzle. Creating eerie soundscapes for deranged punk mutants and twisted new wave vampires, CURTAINS! unsettlingly spews 12 crypttic cuts that'll leave your skull in ruins. If your into stuff like the Electric Eels, Chrome, the Birthday Party, Gun Club or 45 Grave, you'll be all over this fucker. Artwork by Ilth (Daily Void, Functional Blackouts).
UZI RASH "WHYTE RASH TIME" LP (DEAD BEAT)
Left coast wack jobs UZI RASH continue to make some of the most unique and memorable music around. Sounding like a stripped down garage band diving head first into a bottle of cough syrup, UZI RASH blast irresistibly, unpredictive tunes from the outer viscera of the garage scene. It's all bottom heavy, gutted, swamp-fuzz slathered in their own shimmering, oddball charm that helps UZI RASH carve out there own little pantheon of coolness in wierdsville. Sloppy, shambolic cave man thud that'll sidle up nicely against your Cramps, Swell Maps, Cheater Slicks, and Pussy Galore records. A chaotic mess from start to finish.
WHITE NIGHT "IMMORTAL" LP (DEAD BROKE)
Brand new full-length LP from California's, WHITE NIGHT! West Coast snotty, poppy punk very reminiscient of old school 90's pop-punk! Tape released on Burger Records. (Ex- Adolescents, Drinkers Purgatory, Shred Savage & Pterodactdudes.) 500 pressed on Black vinyl. Comes w/ download code.
SLOANE PETERSON "WHY GO OUT?" LP (DEAD BROKE)
Get stoked! 300 copies on Black vinyl pressed of this Florida pop-punk bands' last effort. Sloane Peterson called it a day, but this full-length will live on with the help of us, Art of The Underground, Hip-Kid, & Hang Up Records. Catchy, fun, snotty, pop-soaked punk at it's best. RIP. Save Ferris!
SKIPLOADER "FROM CAN THROUGH STRING" LP (GEFFEN)
*This record is a must have for fans of 90's indie / alt-rock / punk like SAMIAM, GAMEFACE, etc ... a personal favorite, I stumbled across some "cut out" copies from a distributor, so decided to pick em up! (keep in mind, these are discounted so they have a small "cutout" on the spine, but they are still sealed). Here is some info on the band: "Skiploader were something of a missing link between the last vestiges of the Seattle grunge movement, and today’s more emotive rock contingent (e.g. Nada Surf and Jimmy Eat World). The band signed on the dotted line with Geffen in the mid-90s, but released this single and a full length album, Sprainy, both for indie imprint Schizophrenic before taking the plunge. Despite Skiploader's amped-out and poignantly melodic, post-hardcore rock, their 1995 Geffen debut, From Can Through String, was woefully underpromoted, and the trio went splitsville shortly thereafter. "
FEAR "THE RECORD" LP (RHINO)
The L.A. hardcore punk band’s 1982 debut album, featuring frontman and bad-guy actor Lee Ving. Includes “I Love Livin’ In The City” and “I Don’t Care About You" 180 GRAM VINYL!
RAMONES "S/T" LP (RHINO)
Ramones is the eponymously-titled debut studio album by the American punk rock band Ramones. It was released on April 23, 1976 through Sire Records. 180 GRAM VINYL
RAMONES "END OF THE CENTURY" LP (RHINO)
End of the Century is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band The Ramones. It was released on February 4, 1980 and was produced by Phil Spector. After Spector became interested in the band, he offered to produce their next record. Vocalist Joey Ramone was an avid fan of Spector's early work, including albums by many girl groups and Let It Be by The Beatles. As an attempt at a Top 40 record and mainstream acceptance, the songs are more "produced" and longer in duration, averaging around three minutes. End of the Century reached number 44 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart, making it the band's highest-charting album in both countries. Even though its best-charting single was "Baby, I Love You", the better known songs are "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" and Spector's version of "Rock 'n' Roll High School". 180 GRAM VINYL
RAMONES "ROAD TO RUIN" LP (RHINO)
Road to Ruin shows a more "classic" pop sound as well as a shift to a more serious personality to the music, a theme that would remain in later albums, most notably the band's fifth album End of the Century (1980). The influence of 1960s girl groups is evident, as well as the influence of The Byrds on tracks including "Don't Come Close" and the cover of "Needles and Pins," originally by Jackie DeShannon and later a hit for The Searchers. The album also contains the track "I Wanna Be Sedated", one of the band's most famous songs. Road to Ruin was the Ramones' first album with Marky Ramone on drums, after original drummer Tommy Ramone left due to fatigue from touring. However, Tommy (credited as his birth name, Tommy Erdelyi) stayed to produce Road to Ruin, as well as a brief comeback for 1984's Too Tough to Die. 180 GRAM VINYL
NEW YORK DOLLS "TOO MUCH TOO SOON" LP (MERCURY)
Too Much Too Soon, also known as New York Dolls in Too Much Too Soon, is the second album by New York Dolls and the last studio album by the original classic line-up. The New York Dolls created punk rock before there was a term for it. Building on the Rolling Stones' dirty rock & roll, Mick Jagger's androgyny, girl group pop, the Stooges' anarchic noise, and the glam rock of David Bowie and T. Rex, the New York Dolls created a new form of hard rock that presaged both punk rock and heavy metal. Their drug-fueled, shambolic performances influenced a generation of musicians in New York and London, who all went on to form punk bands. And although they self-destructed quickly, the band's two albums remain two of the most popular cult records in rock & roll history.
NEW YORK DOLLS "S/T" LP (MERCURY)
New York Dolls is the debut studio album by American rock band the New York Dolls. The album's protopunk sound was hugely influential on punk rock. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 213 on Rolling Stone magazine's list "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The New York Dolls created punk rock before there was a term for it. Building on the Rolling Stones' dirty rock & roll, Mick Jagger's androgyny, girl group pop, the Stooges' anarchic noise, and the glam rock of David Bowie and T. Rex, the New York Dolls created a new form of hard rock that presaged both punk rock and heavy metal. Their drug-fueled, shambolic performances influenced a generation of musicians in New York and London, who all went on to form punk bands. And although they self-destructed quickly, the band's two albums remain two of the most popular cult records in rock & roll history.
DICTATORS, THE "MANIFEST DESTINY" LP (RHINO)
Originally released in 1977, The Dictators second album Manifest Destiny is arguably their best and it was their only record to crack the Billboard charts. Features a heavy metal cover of Iggy & The Stooges "Search & Destroy."
DICTATORS, THE "BLOOD BROTHERS" LP (RHINO)
180 gram exact repro reissue, manufactured by Rhino. Originally released in 1978. Third album from the band Steve Van Zandt called "the connective tissue between the eras of the MC5, Stooges, New York Dolls, and the punk explosions of the mid to late '70s." Includes the track "The Minnesota Strip," later ripped off by Danzig.
PAGANS "SHIT STREET" LP (CRYPT)
Cuts from the 1978-79 studio recordings (previously on the "BURIED ALIVE" lp and "EVERYBODY HATES YOU" cd): "What's This Shit Called Love/Dead End America/Eyes Of Satan/Street Where Nobody Lives/Boy Can I Dance Good/Real World/Can't Explain/Haven't Got The Time/Give Up/Little Black Egg/Yeah Yeah/Heart Of Stone/Not Now No Way/I Juvenile" - PLUS the rare-ass scorchin' 1978 DEBUT 7" "SIX AND CHANGE". LP BONUS CUT: a raw-ass unissued 1979 studio take of the Electric Eels' "Jaguar Ride"!! plus the UNISSUED 1979 STUDIO DEMOS: "Fortune Teller/She's A Cadaver"! and the 1979 STUDIO CUTS LONG UNAVAILABLE: "I Don't Understand/Don't Leave Me Alone". CD BONUS CUTS: RAW-ASSED 1979 LIVE CUTS: The never-recorded original "Say No/I Don't Understand/Yeah Yeah/Eyes Of Satan/Real World/I Juvenile/She's A Cadaver/Not Now No Way", plus covers of "It's All Over Now" and "Search & Destroy" featuring guest guitar & vocals by Dead Boys Cheetah Chrome & Jimmy Zero. 140 g LP/CD
PAGANS "PINK ALBUM PLUS" LP (CRYPT)
Reissue of this Cleveland punk rock legends plus 3 previously unreleased 1978-1979 studio demos, 3 previously unreleased 1982 radio broadcast cuts, including a cover of The Velvet Undergrounds' There she goes again" plus 2 rare studio cuts.
WHERE BIRDMEN FLEW: LEGENDS OF MARSUPIAL PUNK - V/A - LP (TAZ DEVIL)
FINALLY BACK IN PRINT!!! Classic Australian KBD comp. First issued quite a few years back, this famous compilation collects some of the best of Australia's early punk tracks, including classics from RADIO BIRDMAN, THE SCIENTISTS, THOUGHT CRIMINALS, THE NEWS, THE LEFTOVERS, PSYCHO SURGEONS, X, VICTIMS, SCREAMING TRIBESMEN, BABEEZ, NEW CHRISTS, RAZAR, and ROCKS. One of those essentials for fans of '70s "Killed by Death" era punk!
KILLED BY DEATH VOL. 3 - V/A - LP (REDRUM)
"Out of all of the Killed By Death punk compilations, this is one of the tightest efforts. It's mainly due to the fact that the bands display more technical prowess, along with a more streamlined approach to their sound. The guitar tracks of some songs, such as the Queers' "I Don't Wanna Work," are so brutal that it feels like the band has taken a large piece of paper and made a quick incision into your brain. It hurts, but it's a pleasant pain." - allmusic.com Features LEWD, PLUGZ, EAT, SODS, QUEERS, NY NIGGERS, and more.
KILLED BY DEATH VOL. 4 - V/A - LP (REDRUM)
"There was a time when you could get seriously beaten up for listening to music that sounded like this. Now the only thing in danger is your wallet, as anybody who has dipped a toe into the swirling seas of punk collecting will testify. And that's the great thing about Killed by Death -- so many "great" punk singles were produced in such stultifying minute quantities that, without this series, there would scarcely be a soul who'd even heard of them. Which may or may not be a good thing, as Volume 4 leads you into some of the distinctly dubious territory thrown up by the late-'70s/early-'80s (mainly) U.S. punk scene, as it shrugged off its earlier adherence to its Anglo-punk roots and began driving towards the more hellacious hardcore -- with a snarling demeanor to match. Four tracks from the Zero Boys include the brick-bat hurling "Stoned to Death," while Filth's "Don't Hide Your Hate" and Heart Attack's "God Is Dead" are high enough on attitude that the actual musical ineptitude that seems to be this particular collection's main criteria is scarcely even noticeable. Punk, after all, was never about actually being able to play your instruments, but even by the genre's traditional standards, Mad Virgins' "Fuck & Suck" and the Rotters' deeply un-PC "Sink the Whales (Buy Japanese Goods)" are a clattering racket built around adrenalin and shock value alone. Far more than on earlier volumes, the American bias of the collection is broken up by the inclusion of a handful of imported sounds, giving some indication of just how far-reaching the Killed by Death series would eventually become. Holland's Filth (later reprised on the Killed by Epitaph collection) and Belgium's Mad Virgins are joined by the U.K.'s novelty Jerks, Sweden's Brulkbajz, Canada's Subhumans, and Australia's Victims, all of them blasting through on a high-octane mix of disdain, discordancy, and -- according to prevailing wisdoms at least -- some genuinely dangerous rhythms." - allmusic.com
KILLED BY DEATH VOL. 5 - V/A - LP (REDRUM)
International Punk Compilation (Black Easter/The Nobs/Xterminators/The Molls/Stalin/Dieter Meier/Maggots/Cowboys/Hubble Bubble/Neo Punkz/Shitdogs/RPA/Teddy & The Fratgirls/Riot 303/Cracked Actor/Stiphnoyds/The Kids)
KILLED BY DEATH VOL. 12 - V/A - LP (REDRUM)
Tracklisting: Cardiac Kidz-Get Out, Aryan Disgrace-Faggot in the Family, Strike Under-Context, Genral Foodz-Be So Funny, Ebenezer & the Bludgeons-Weekend Nazi, Cult Heroes-Amerikan Story, Lizerds-Is It Late, Lubricants-Activated Energy, Ground Zero-Nothing, Injections-Lies, Rejects-EE, Rejects-Barbed Wire Baby, Meaty Buys-New Freedumb, Silly Killers-Knife Manual, Nubs-I Don't Need You, Legionaire's Disease-Downtown, Peer Pressure-Sounds of the 80s, Cheaters-Ice Man, Stains-Feel Guilty, Teenage PhDs-Punk Rock Is Dead.
SHANGRI-LAS "65!" LP (RED BIRD)
Along with the Shirelles and the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las were the greatest girl group in the '60s, most often remembered for their 1964 number one hit "Leader of the Pack," a death-rock classic with its periodic motorcycle roars and crescendo of crashing glass. Produced by George "Shadow" Morton for Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's Red Bird label, their first album Shangrilas '65 included a cover version of the 'Levon Helm song' "You Cheated, You Lied", originally released on Ronnie Hawkins' 1960 album Mr. Dynamo
SHANGRI-LAS "LEADER OF THE PACK" LP (RED BIRD)
Leader of the Pack is the 1965 debut LP by girl group The Shangri-Las. The album was produced to capitialize on the group's breakthrough hits "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Leader of the Pack" which had been co-written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. After the album's focal track went to number one, The Shangri Las' style and image had evolved into something tougher and earthier. Much of the material for Leader of the Pack such as "Bull Dog" and "It's Easier To Cry" emphasized their new style. Other songs on the album include cover versions of " Maybe" originally by The Chantels with Betty Weiss on lead vocals, along with " Shout" and "Twist and Shout" both originally by The Isley Brothers. Also on the album is "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" which The Shangri-Las would release as a single later in the year. Although the group had scored two major hits, the album only charted at 109 on the U.S. albums chart.
BLUE CHEER "VINCEBUS ERUPTUM" LP (PHILLIPS)
Blue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal, and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk, grunge and stoner rock. While the rest of the rock world was mellowing out and embracing the spirit of the Summer of Love, the seminal San Francisco power trio was churning out ballsy blues-rock anthems whose fuzz-heavy, adrenaline-charged intensity helped to alter the course of contemporary music. Vincebus Eruptum, Blue Cheer’s landmark 1968 debut, is widely regarded as Ground Zero of the heavy metal explosion. The album, featuring the classic Blue Cheer lineup of guitarist Leigh Stephens, bassist/vocalist Dickie Peterson and drummer Paul Whaley, includes the trio’s mind-melting reading of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” which became a Top 20 single, along with such raw, overdriven originals as “Doctor Please” and “Second Time Around” and distinctive reworkings of the blues standards “Rock Me Baby” and “Parchment Farm.” Long out of print on vinyl, with original copies trading for steep collectors’ prices.
SEEDS, THE "S/T" LP (GNP)
The Seeds is the debut studio album by American garage rock band. The Seeds. It was released in April 1966 through GNP Crescendo Records and produced by Marcus Tybalt and Sky Saxon. After the release of two singles for "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" and "You're Pushing Too Hard" in 1965, the album was released and charted in the United States where it peaked at No. 132 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart. Modern reception of the album is positive, with critics noting the album influence on punk rock a decade later.
ELECTRIC PRUNES "UNDERGROUND" LP (RHINO)
This is the second album by the Los Angeles based psychedelic/garage rock/pop group the Electric Prunes. Although it never did as well as their debut record, which included their hit song "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)," it has since become regarded as a classic album of the 60s psychedelic era. While the Prunes did play the majority of the music on their first two records, most of their material was not penned by the band. Producer Dave Hassinger was too busy to contribute much to the recording of Underground due to his success from the previous singles and debut, which allowed the band to write five of the twelve songs on the album. Underground consists of a range of styles that come together to create a strangely cohesive album. The sporadic psych-pop of "The Great Banana Hoax" and "Wind-Up Toys" somehow manages to lead into the tongue-in-cheek country of "It's Not Fair" and the downright strange "Dr. Do-Good." There are a number of solid pop songs like "Children of Rain," "I Just Happen To Love You" and "Antique Doll" that help tie everything together. Psychedelic sounds and textures are abundant throughout Underground, which take otherwise good songs to new levels. It's this attention to detail that has secured Underground and the Prunes' legacy in psychedelic history. Who knows what they could have tapped into had they stuck together and gained full creative control.
ALICE COOPER "LOVE IT TO DEATH" LP (RHINO)
Love It to Death is the third album by Alice Cooper, released in 1971. Hits include "Ballad of Dwight Fry", "Is It My Body", and one of Cooper's trademark songs, "I'm Eighteen". After two failed albums, this was the album that brought the Alice Cooper band into the mainstream. Much credit is generally given to producer Bob Ezrin, cleaning up the band's sound with fresh ideas and making it more accessible, most notably on the track, 'I'm Eighteen'. It originally was a much longer song, and in more of a psychedelic vein like the band's first two albums, which contained several longer songs. 180 GRAM VINYL
DICK DALE AND HIS DEL-TONES "SINGLES COLLECTION '61-65" 2xLP (SUNDAZED)
The Dick Dale & His Deltones Singles Collection ’61-65 fills a crucial void in the Dick Dale catalog: collected here are 28 wild ‘n killer single sides from the Deltone and Capitol labels, featuring rare 45-only tracks and unique mono single versions of such iconic Dale classics as "Let's Go Trippin'," "Miserlou," "The Wedge," "Mr. Eliminator," "Secret Surfin' Spot" and his legendary theme song, "King of the Surf Guitar." Finally corralled together for the first time, these powerhouse single A & B sides offer testament to the undiminished power of Dale’s work, as well as his continuing status as one of rock's preeminent guitar innovators. As a result of Sundazed’s unprecedented access to Dale’s massive tape archive, this incredible double-LP collection has been sourced from the original analog reels and pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl. These tracks capture the bigger-than-life guitar master at his absolute greatest... Jungle Fever, baby!!!
RHYTHM ROCKERS, THE "SOUL SURFIN" LP (SUNDAZED)
The Rhythm Rockers were part of the first wave of California surf bands, and one of the first to release an album. A regular attraction at Dick Dale’s Rendezvous Ballroom in the formative days of the surf scene, the band is loved by vintage surf fanatics around the world for its high-impact, high-energy tunes. The Rhythm Rockers only album, 1963’s Soul Surfin’, boasts such staggering instrumentals as “Surfin’ at Mazatlan,” “Rendezvous Stomp” and “Breakfast at Tressels.” Soul Surfin’ also features killer covers of Duane Eddy’s “Movin’ ’n’ Groovin’” and Duke Ellington’s big-band standard “Caravan.” Out of print on vinyl for more than four decades, this historic LP has long been a sought-after rarity, with original copies changing hands for hefty sums amongst collectors. Now, this much-loved vinyl gem is back at a reasonable price in this sleek new Sundazed edition, mastered from the original tapes and pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art.
DAVID ALLAN & THE ARROWS "GOLDEN BREED SOUNDTRACK" LP (SUNDAZED)
Hailed as "magnificent" by the Los Angeles Times, director Dale Davis' film The Golden Breed captured surfing at the height of its longboard era. Featuring the sport's top stars, it was beautifully shot in Hawaii, California and other scenic locales. However, when the film was released in 1968, surfing was in the midst of a revolution. Australian Nat Young won the 1966 World Championship using a shortboard, which was 3 to 4 feet shorter than a longboard, allowing greater maneuverability and increased speed. This feat sparked a mass move toward shortboards, making longboards appear passé in comparison. In other words, longboards were no longer cool in 1968 and as a result, The Golden Breed quickly disappeared from theaters. Scored by Mike Curb, Jerry Styner and Harley Hatcher, the film's soundtrack is just as evocative and vivid as its aquatic footage. Curb assembled a "first call" set of studio musicians to record it, including Curb soundtrack veteran Davie Allan on guitar. Trimming the fuzz and turning up the reverb, Allan turns in a superb performance with his guitar lines often juxtaposed against Tijuana Brass-style horns to great effect. Curb recruited members of the Riptides as vocalists as well as Mike Clifford, who sang the film's title track. This aggregate group of musicians and vocalists was dubbed "The Back-Wash Rhythm Band" on the LP's liner notes, obscuring their true identities. Capitol Records released the album as Capitol # 2886 but without a successful movie to promote it, it sold few copies and was duly deleted. In the years since its release, the superb quality of the soundtrack earned it a well-deserved spot among the best recordings of the surf genre. Collectors eagerly sought it, guaranteeing high prices when an elusive copy was found. But just as longboards have made a big comeback, Sundazed now brings this classic album back from the beach for your listening pleasure. Sourced from the original Capitol analog tapes, it sounds better than ever. But don't delay! This edition is strictly limited and will soon be catching a big wave outta here, so grab it while you can.
DAVID ALLAN & THE ARROWS "CYCLE-DELIC SOUNDS" LP (SUNDAZED)
Building on the roaring radio success of Blue’s Theme, Davie Allan & the Arrows went full throttle on Cycle-Delic Sounds! While known primarily for his aggressive attack, the album features a variety of guitar tones and offers full evidence of Davie’s wide-ranging guitar prowess. The standout selection is the epic, almost seven minute title track, which sees Davie’s Mosrite Fuzzrite battle for supremacy with his wah-wah pedal, resulting in victory for guitar fanatics everywhere. “Cody’s Theme” shows the expressive, fuzz-free side of Davie’s style, particularly when juxtaposed with the manic madness of “Invasion,” a bountiful buzzfest bursting with gnarly guitar goodness. Echoes of the previous year’s smash single can be heard in the breathless beat of “Blue’s Trip.” On “Another Cycle in Detroit,” you can practically smell the exhaust fumes and literally hear the revving engine of a humungous Harley! Throughout, Cycle-Delic Sounds proves to be one of the highest horsepower entries in the Arrows' sonic garage. Fuel-injected, road hugging hi-def vinyl comes standard and a screaming-color cardboard chassis is included at no extra charge. No tax, title or license are enclosed, however, so this offer is strictly for outlaws only. Cut from the awesome original Tower Records mono masters!
CHALLENGERS, THE "GO SIDEWALK SURFIN" LP (SUNDAZED)
The Challengers were one of the first—and one of the best—of the California surf combos. They were also one of the most prolific, turning out a series of ultra-cool LPs that stand with the surf genre’s most beloved recordings. The Challengers, led by drummer/producer Richard Delvy, originally grew out of the breakup of the pioneering surf outfit the Bel Airs, and took their predecessors’ achievements several steps further, creating some of the era’s most powerful surf instrumentals. On this 1965 LP, the Challengers turned their attention to the booming sport of skateboarding, as the titles of such standout tunes as “Asphalt Spinner,” “Skinned Shins” and “Delvy’s Sidewalk Capers” demonstrate. Elsewhere on the album, the band honors its surf roots with board-busting renditions of such surf standards as “Pipeline,” “The Cruel Sea” and “Banzai Washout,” which showcase the Challengers’ imaginative compositions and peerless instrumental chops. After being out of print on vinyl for decades, this killer platter is back, remastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on high-quality high-definition vinyl and packaged in its complete original cover art.
LINK WRAY "JACK THE RIPPER" LP (SUNDAZED)
With his rawboned and ravaged instrumentals from the early ’60s, Link Wray single-handedly made the guitar the ultimately cool instrument of choice for a whole new generation. Wielding a Danelectro Longhorn, Link Wray—who created the blueprint for everyone from the Kingsmen to the Cramps with his flame-throwing sound—proceeded to outdo himself with this rare LP from 1963, now corralled on this Sundazed exact-repro, in crunchily perfect sound courtesy of the original Swan mono master tapes!
AL CASEY "SURFIN HOOTENANY" LP (SUNDAZED)
Long Beach, CA native Alvin W. “Al” Casey rose to prominence as an ace session player at this time, recording with a variety of artists. Beyond the studio, Casey began working with his own band, the Al Casey Combo, splitting his time between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Signing with independent label Stacy, Casey and the band scored with three instrumental hits. The third of these hits, “Surfin’ Hootenanny,” led Casey to cut an entire surf LP with Hazelwood. The Surfin’ Hootenanny album saw Casey expertly incorporating the styles of Eddy, Dick Dale and the Ventures and combining them with his own. The range of guitar tones he captures from cut to cut is staggering, from menacing fuzz to muted melody echo lines to dripping wet reverb and beyond. His multi-edged guitar attack was buoyed by contributions from Leon Russell and Hal Blaine, along with other members of L.A.’s “Wrecking Crew.” Female background vocals were provided by “The K-C-Ettes,” which was actually The Blossoms in disguise. Together, they created one of the most listenable albums of the surf era. It also became one of the most desired yet elusive surf albums. Not long after releasing Surfin’ Hootenanny, Stacy folded, leaving Casey without a label home and the album without a manufacturer. The album’s reputation grew with the passage of time, it’s scarcity making it a hot item on the collector market. Fortunately, Sundazed has located the original analog session tapes and made this surf masterpiece available once again. In addition to the original 12 tracks, this Sundazed edition adds three alternate takes, expanding your listening pleasure. As if that weren’t enough, the album is pressed on “sunset red” vinyl! Whether you’re a novice surf fan or the most silver surfer around, this album will launch you on a journey you’ll want to take again and again.
LORD SUTCH "LORD SUTCH AND HEAVY FRIENDS" LP (SUNDAZED)
Sutch landed an album deal with Cotillion Records in 1969 and decamped to Mystic Studios in Hollywood, California in August of that year to commence recording. Enlisting friend and former band mate Jimmy Page as producer and session player, Sutch called in a lot of markers to get players for the album. In addition to Page, Jeff Beck, John Bonham, Nicky Hopkins, Noel Redding, Carlo Little, and Kent Henry all participated in the Mystic sessions, which could be accurately described as “loose.” With most of the songs written by Sutch and Page, the whole affair sounds like an after-hours jam, with gritty guitar tones, stripped-down arrangements and a “one-take-and-out” mentality. Finishing the sessions in September, the finished album was released in February 1970 as Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends. Reaction to the LP was swift and generally unpleasant. It was called “absolutely terrible” in Rolling Stone, stating that it made the musicians involved sound like “fouled parodies of themselves” and most other reviews ran along those lines. Some of the players claimed that they thought the sessions were a “demo project” and hurriedly disowned the album. Page himself said, "I just went down to have a laugh, playing some old rock 'n' roll, a bit of a send-up. The whole joke sort of reversed itself and became ugly." Likewise, fans that were lured in by the marquee names quickly discovered that this was NOTHING like Led Zeppelin. As fabulous as Sutch looked on the LP cover, posing with a Union Jack-emblazoned Rolls Royce, he couldn’t have been smiling after seeing the public and critical reaction. Not surprisingly, the negative publicity and word-of-mouth stifled the album’s sales. Historical hindsight allows us to view the album through a different lens. True, the album was raw and Sutch’s harsh vocals were a far cry from the polished tracks flowing from “underground FM” stations. But it is precisely this primal approach that has given this LP its lasting appeal. On his own albums of the time, Jeff Beck would have never recorded something so sonically nasty as “Gutty Guitar.” And it’s not a stretch to imagine that “L-O-N-D-O-N” could have been the flip side of the Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen.” In truth, the brutally honest approach of Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends anticipated the punk movement by a full six years. Sutch instinctively discarded the pomp and circumstance that was beginning to weigh down contemporary rock and took it back to the basics. While mainstream audiences and reviewers may not have been ready for it in 1970, time has caught up sufficiently so that today’s listener can fully appreciate this groundbreaking LP. After all, most folks weren’t ready for The Velvet Underground in 1970, either. Sourced from original Cotillion analog tapes, this Sundazed edition of Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends puts you right in the middle of one of rock’s wildest recordings. It’s high time to revel in its abandon.
VIOLENT FUTURE - DEMO TAPE
"Fucking killer stomping hardcore from Toronto (Surprise, surprise). Fans of Negative Approach, the first Agnostic Front 7" and the Abused will not be disappointed. The vocals are remind me of Sex Vid and fellow Toronto bangers Urban Blight. The music itself has a similar vibe to Urban Blight, but it's a little more complex, which is cool." - http://fastcorefuck.blogspot.com
TENEMENT "THE BLIND WINK" TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
Demos collection of lo-fi pop/post-punk rock from Wisconsin's own, Tenement. This shit is pretty god damn great... you got your typical high-energy, popped-out Tenement rippers on this, but laced with some quiet, some noisey, indie/pop demo jams in between. All songs previously unreleased. Includes an exclusive song to tape release. Side B is a weird, fucked up tour diary too. (Comes w/ download) LP version on Cowabunga Records.
NO MORE ART "DEMOS VOL. 1" TAPE
No More Art is comprised of people from rather dissimilar backgrounds in music, but the elements are easy enough to lay out. There are the surf-drenched guitars, the complementary female vocals, and the rock ‘n’ roll frenzy of X (Los Angeles), some of what has been brewing in Denmark and Sweden over the last decades with bands like MASSHYSTERI / VICIOUS, and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, but also with lots of melody and leads that is reminiscent of 80's LA bands like SOCIAL DISTORTION and ADOLESCENTS, but with a unique sound of their own as well. Lead singer Milo has been paying her dues for some years now as a singer song writer in her own solo project ROSIE TIE. Drummer Juan Miguel has been busy on the heavier side of music, playing guitar in bands like LOS DOLARES, ETACARINAE, and PELIGRO!, in Barcelona over the past decade. Will has also done time in many bands over the past decade with groups BORN/DEAD, DESOLATION, SUICIDE BOMB, DOPECHARGE, and most recently Portland's RED DONS.
WOLFSBLOOD "DEMO II" TAPE
WOLFSBLOOD is a somewhat new band of the ilk that release more t-shirts than music. primarily a continuation of MALADJUSTED member-wise but with a big shift in style, we set out to do a harder youth crew type thing influenced by bands like SS DECONTROL, LIFES BLOOD, YOUTH OF TODAY and BROTHERHOOD but tend to get compared more to heavier NYHC style bands like THINK I CARE. nothin wrong with that...
URBAN THREAT - SUMMER DEMO TAPE
Inluenced Boston hardcore from France , members of Gorilla Gripping and Loud Girls
LOST BOYS "5 ANS DE PERDITION" TAPE
Brand new cassette from France's Lost Boys, a ripping 80s-style hardcore band with several vinyl releases under their belt. This is a discography of the band's early releases, and features much rougher, 4-track-y production than their vinyl releases, and to my ears this sounds a whole lot better. Includes numerous covers by bands like JFA, Circle Jerks, and Angry Samoans, as well as a live set tacked on tat the end. Nice packaging, too, with cool-looking 2-color J-cards.
LOUD GIRLS "DEMO 2011" - TAPE
Wild , frenetic Punk / Hardcore strongly influenced by the 80's sound and adding a garage touch.Imagine a cross between Black Flag , Dead Kennedys , Fear and Angry Samoans!.Short and fast played songs filled with a such intensity and hyperactivity you wont resist too long before to shake your body!.Rhythm of the songs is quite exciting and captiving with a great driving guitar work generating some kick ass solos at times.Raw and nervous sung vocals.Whouaaa...totally into this!
DISCONNECTS, THE "...ARE HEALTHY" TAPE (BALDY LONGHAIR)
On “Are Healthy” The Disconnects take the dirty and dangerous 1970’s sounds of bands like The Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers, The Ramones, and The Stooges and prove that Rock and Roll is something you still need. Thanks to them, it’s not going away anytime soon. Forget the mainstream music press saying this band or that band are “here to save Rock and Roll”. ”Are Healthy” is proof that since its inception Rock and Roll was, is, and always will be alive and well.
CRAZY AND THE BRAINS "DON'T NEED NO SNACKS" TAPE (BALDY LONGHAIR)
Weirdo Garage Punks with a Xylophone that make lo-fi sounds big enough to start your next party.
CROW BAIT "THREE TICKLE GUYS" TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
5 song demo tape EP of melodic, haunting punk rock/pop-punk from members of: Jonesin', Iron Chic, Wax Phantom, Sister Kisser, Halfway To Hell Club. (Comes with download link!)
DEAD BROKE TAPE COMP VOL. 3 TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
3rd volume in the Dead Broke Tape Comp series! New pressing on Blue Tapes! Featuring 22 of DIY's best bands, including a number of unreleased songs! Featuring TENEMENT, COPYRIGHTS, SINKS, ADD/C, IRON CHIC, and LOTS MORE!
DEAD BROKE TAPE COMP VOL. 4 TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
The fourth tape comp, fucking finally! 2nd press: 100 High-quality pressed Purple tapes! (Art by- Bill Pinkel.) Comes w/ download. 11 *Unreleased songs! Featuring jams from: Sloane Petersen, Kicking Spit, Gordon Gano's Army, The Transgressions, Brain Killer, Weird Fantasy Band, Sister Kisser, Dude Japan, Nightlights, Vacation, Stymie, Wax Phantom, White Night, Black Wine, Street Eaters, God Equals Genocide, Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, Stoned At Heart & many more... HELL YES.
BANGERS "SMALL TRIPS/DUDE PLEASURES" TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
Discography (so far) from the U.K.'s best kept secret. Aggressive, in-your-face, melodic punk rock from Cornwall, England! Includes their 7" collection, "Dude Trips", and their new full-length album, "Small Pleasures", on Socialist Subject/Kiss Of Death Records. Sooo damn good. Even fucking better live.
VACATION "THE DO SHIT" TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
Re-release of VACATION's first tape! Spazzed-out, high-energy, distorted poppy-punk from Ohio! I say, Delay on crack. And maybe acid & weed too. Yup, it's true. 100 pressed White Cassette Tapes w/ Orange ink! (Comes w/ download)
JEAN CLAUDE JAM BAND "DISCOGRAPHY" TAPE (DEAD BROKE)
Finally, a set-in-stone, high-quality, complete discography of everything from one of the best bands in Replacements-style D.I.Y. punk/rock... Boston's own, Jean Claude Jam Band. Barker Gee from Ringers/The Young Men. (Comes w/ download) 100 pressed Green Cassette Tapes.
ACCEPT THE DARKNESS #8 - ZINE
Yes, hot off the suburban strip-mall printing presses, ATD #8 is here!! Do yourself a favor...pick this guy up. Features interviews with BROWN SUGAR, CONDOMINIUM, and TOTAL CONTROL, three of the most important punk/hc bands in recent memory. It's rare to see a zine that goes beyond scratching the surface of the music the editor digs, and I feel like ATD has finally reached a level of writing and opinion that truly sets it apart from other contemporary zines. Shiva isn't afraid to tackle noise-laden hardcore, synth infused punk, or even psych-laced freakishness. This zine has come a long way and culminated in something truly worth a place atop your toilet. Full size, 28 pages.
AGONY BAG #1 - ZINE
Killer new zine done by Matt from Social Circkle. It's got a Good Vibrations Records write-up, some record and book reviews, brief Discharge, Crucifix, and Iconoclast reprints, a rundown of Venom's singles output by HRPS's own Colin Tappe and few other odds and ends.
STABBING BRAINS #2 - ZINE
DIY hardcore punk fanzine from southern NJ. Show reviews for Maryland Deathfest IV (Doom, Bastard Noise, ect.), Perdition & Crazy Spirit, Aghast, The Kill & Noisear, plus more. Record and zine reviews. Breakdown of the Beastie Boys discography from 82-85. A tribute to "Macho Man" Randy Savage plus more ruthless pro-wrestling and no holds barred writings on hardcore punk.
STITCHES IN MY HEAD #2 - ZINE
Here it is, fresh new issue of this Aussie fanzine (US printing by yours truly). Features a good mix of AUS/US coverage, interviews with BAD ACHES, BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS, plus THE SLEAZE and CREAMERS from over here. Rounded out by reviews and a generous helping of Aussie gig fliers. Very cool stuff, much improved from issue #1, and stapled properly this time to boot! Full size, 18 pages.
MORE NOISE #8 / TORTURA Y MIERDA #6 - ZINE
Split issue between London, UK's MORE NOIZE and Barcelona, Spain's TORTURA Y MIERDA. The two sides of this split might be written in different languages (English and Spanish respectively) but you can tell both writers share a love for ugly, distorted hardcore and xeroxed fanzines from all over the world. The More Noize side is a bit longer and features interviews with two Japanese bands THE SWINDLES and SUN CHILDREN SUN as well as some writing on DEATHCHARGE and the usual heaping of enthusiastic reviews. Tortura Y Mierda actually interviews Tony from More Noize (ha!), Tom from Evil Minded/General Speech zine, and chats with Spanish fanzine Eskupe Al Alkade and artist Guillem of DESTINO FINAL. A very cool and truly international effort. Half size, 22 pages.
SUBJECT #2 - ZINE
Cool new issue of this half-size fanzine from Buffalo, NY. This time around you get interviews with GG KING, B-LINES, FOREIGN OBJECTS, and MALLWALKERS. Simple layout and well-done interviews make this one of the better half size music zines out there today. Two-color screenprinted covers to boot.
SEX BEFORE SUICIDE #1 - ZINE
Debut issue of this great new French fanzine. First time this has been widely available in the US. Features interviews with Anus of FLYIN' TRICHECOS/OUT WITH A BANG/GRABBIES, George Tabb, Mike Williams of EYEHATEGOD, sleaze master ROBIN BOUGIE, and cult cinema-n ANGELIQUE BOSIO. Also includes heaps of writing/reviews of records, film, and cult literature. 50 FAT full-size pages.
SEX BEFORE SUICIDE #2 - ZINE
Brand new US printing of this highly provocative French fanzine. Written by three sick freaks, this zine features an array of content and a superb cut-and-paste layout. Includes interviews with THE UV RACE and FNU RONNIES as well as a POISON IDEA feature collecting old PI interviews from the late 80s. Also has a features on blues legend LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS and scumfuc punk #1 GG ALLIN plus some editorials on French crime and a horde of music and cult cinema reviews. A great read that will take you several sittings to fully absorb. Not for the easily offended!
MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #346 - MARCH 2012
MRR #346, the March 2012 issue, features rad German punkers, BÄRCHEN UND DIE MILCHBUBIS, as our cover stars. They play a dark, urgent, yet somehow charming and goofy style of punk. Check out their 25 year old video below! They are joined in this issue by Hazard, Kentucky’s only punk, the one-man-maniac-band, GLOBSTERS! We also have a manic destruktion tour diary penned for us by Australia’s own KRÖMOSOM on their 2011 tour of Japan. (It involves GAUZE — you will not be disappointed…) Meanwhile, WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET puts the glue back into punk, making sure Boston stays nasty, and NIGHT BIRDS put the HC back into NJ. We finish up this issue with a look at the world of DIY record labels, featuring Neil from Tribal War, plus Give Praise Records and Refuse Records. All of this plus the usual assortment of news, columns, and the most extensive review section in punk print. As always, feel free to change!
MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #347 - APRIL 2012
It’s the April 2012 issue of MRR, and just in time for election season we have a special issue looking into Ron Paul’s candidacy: what he stands for and what that means for the punks. We also have an epic, hilarious and fascinating interviews with Colin Hagendorf of Slice Harvester zine, longtime Malaysian punk force CARBURETOR DUNG, local melodic punk ragers NEON PISS, LA’s d-beat destroyers KRÜEL, and with Japan’s DAMNABLE EXCITE ZOMBIES who are as maniac as their name would suggest! As part of a series we are running of translated interviews from the killer Italian HC one-pager 10 Anni di Mucchi Selvaggi e Ossa Rotte in Italia, we have the legendary INDIGESTI. And there’s more! We have some Connecticut/ Massachusetts crust from IRON HAND, a continuation of the Finnish hardcore tradition courtesy of LAPINPOLTHAJAT, DARK TIMES from Norway with their rad Midwest-style hardcore sound, and Seattle’s CRIMINAL CODE mine some post-punk territory. All o’ that plus a rad Hawaii scene report, the most extensive review section in punk print, and all those columns you love to hate.
25 RIFLES - HISTORY OF FLAGS 7"
ANDERS THODE - EMMA ECKSTEIN'S NOSE JOB 7"
BAD PARENTS - PURPLE HEART 7"
BANRAN - STOP KOR 7"
BLACK AMERICA - WE'RE LIKE TRASH TALK BUT GOOD 7"
BLACK FLAG - NERVOUS BREAKDOWN 7"
BOILING OVER - TRASH CITY 7"
CONDENADA - MOTHER TONGUE 7"
DIET COKEHEADS - OCULAR 7"
ERGS, THE / THE MEASURE - SPLIT 7"
EYES AND EARS / SNAKE MOUNTAIN - SPLIT 7"
GG KING - BABBLING VOICES 7"
IMPOSTERS - POOL MAINTENANCE 7"
INMATES - NO WE TALKIN HARDCORE 7"
INSERVIBLES - CUAL ES TU PEDO NERO? 7"
INSURGENTS - FAD CASH 7"
KORO - 700 CLUB 7"
MAJOR DAMAGE - S/T 7"
MALINHEADS - PROBEGEPOGT AUS SPANDAU 7"
MANIPULATION - S/T 7" (FIRST EP)
MARKED MEN - ON THE OTHER SIDE 7"
MAUSER - END OF THE LINE 7"
MODERN LIFE IS WAR - S/T 7"
MORPHEME - S/T 7"
NO STATIK - NO HOSPICE 7"
OUT COLD / FOR THE WORSE - SPLIT 7"
POISON PLANET - DEMO 7"
POST TEENS - S/T 7"
TERRIBLE FEELINGS - IMPENDING DOOM 7"
TOTAL ABUSE - DEMO '06 7"
BLOODSTAINS ACROSS THE CALIFORNIA - V/A - COMPILATION LP
BLOODSTAINS ACROSS THE MIDWEST - V/A - COMPILATION LP
BLOODSTAINS ACROSS THE TEXAS - V/A - COMPILATION LP
CULO - LIFE IS VILE ... SO ARE WE LP
DEAD BOYS - YOUNG, LOUD, AND SNOTTY LP
DICK DALE - KING OF THE SURF GUITAR LP
DICK DALE - SURFER'S CHOICE LP
EXPLODING HEARTS - GUITAR ROMANTIC LP
GAUZE - BINBOU YUSURI NO RIZUMU NI NOTTE LP
IGGY AND THE STOOGES - RAW POWER LP
JAM, THE - IN THE CITY LP
JERRY COLE - SURF AGE LP
KILLED BY DEATH VOL. 1 - V/A "RARE PUNK 77-82" LP *READ FIRST
MARKED MEN - ON THE OUTSIDE LP
MARVELOUS DARLINGS - SINGLE LIFE LP
MOTORHEAD - ACE OF SPADES LP
NIGHT FEVER - NEW BLOOD LP
PAINTBOX - SINGING SHOUTING CRYING LP
PEBBLES VOL. 1 - V/A - COMPILATION LP
RADIO BIRDMAN - RADIOS APPEAR LP
RAMONES - LEAVE HOME LP
RAMONES - ROCKET TO RUSSIA LP
REZILLOS - CAN'T STAND THE REZILLOS LP
STATUES - HOLIDAY COPS LP
STATUES - NEW PEOPLE MAKE US NERVOUS LP
THE MEN - IMMACULADA LP
V/A - UNISSUED 60'S GARAGE ACETATES VOL.1 "GET OFF MY BACK" LP
VACANT STATE - FILL THE VOID LP
VACANT STATE - FILL THE VOID LP
WARKRIME - GIVE WAR A CHANCE LP
DEAD BROKE TAPE COMP VOL. 2 - TAPE
DUDE JAPAN - TAPE
GYPSY - FOUR SONG TAPE
ONION FLAVORED RINGS - UNRAVELLING THE PAST TAPE
SISTER KISSER - DEMOS TAPE
VIOLENT REACTION - DEMO TAPE
WHY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT: DETROIT HARDCORE 79-85 BOOK
DIRECT CONTROL / STRUNG UP - SPLIT CD