Wednesday, July 26, 2017

YDI - Live @ WKDU Bandbash 1983

Here's a ripping 1983 set from the always brutal outfit YDI. And if you question their power, or if you're just interested, visual evidence of the show can be found here.

Kick Those Fuckers In The Head

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mentors - Live In Seattle 12.28.84

Imagine, if you will, you're in your late teens or perhaps your early twenties. You just celebrated Christmas. Maybe you got a couple cool records. Or maybe even a leather jacket. You're looking forward to New Year's Eve and the big party you're going to. And then... then... the Mentors come to town. Well, that's what happened to the fine folks in Seattle some 33 years ago. A short set full of wonderfully crass between song banter. It's a wonder any of us made it this far.

What Do We Do, Men?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Scream - Live @ Wilson Center, Washington D.C. 06.25.82

Yes, the sound quality is pretty bad on a lot of these recordings this month. But, I don't know, something about them just really takes me back. Damn it was fun back in those days! And I think you can hear it in these live shows. I know, I'm being weird. Shut up, Doc! Anyway, here's a short opening set from what had to have been an amazing night of harDCore.

Stand Stand Stand!

Friday, July 21, 2017

V/A - Live @ Longshoremen's Memorial Hall, Wilmington, CA 06.24.83

Another jam packed show today, from 1983. We got Sin 34, D.O.A. and the Dead Kennedys. Sound's a bit muddy on Sin 34 and D.O.A., and downright BAD on DK's, but damn it sounded like a good time! Right down to the 'after show riot'.

Everybody, Get The Fuck Off The Stage!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Legal Weapon - Live @ Cathay De Grande 11.29.80

Here's a really early live set from the great Legal Weapon. They tended to pick up a little speed as their years went on. Although a bit slow it's still an entertaining set.

When We Talk No One Listens

Sunday, July 16, 2017

No Thanks - Live @ CBGB 1983

How about we finally get around to a New York band playing CBGB? Here's a few rough-sounding tracks from the great No Thanks.

Are You Are You Ready To Die

Saturday, July 15, 2017

76% Uncertain - Live @ CBGB 1985

Another 1985 set today. This time from Connecticut's 76% Uncertain.

Mustn't Leave No Stone Unturned

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mental Abuse - Live @ CBGB 1985

Let's spend the weekend in New York's lower east side. More specifically, CBGB. Here we have NJ's Mental Abuse ripping through a short set in 1985.

You're Head's Loose, Not Mine

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Social Unrest - Live @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 05.08.80

One more quick California stop before heading back east. Here's a real early live set from Bay Area hardcore legends Social Unrest. In front of a less than enthusiastic crowd. Would have to be one of their first shows, I would think.

We Seem To Be Increasing In Popularity

Sunday, July 9, 2017

No Trend - Live @ Cathay De Grande, Los Angeles, CA 11.19.83

D.C. noise gods No Trend headed out west in 1983. Here's a set they did in Hollywood, at the Cathay De Grand.

Preppy, New Wave, Punk, Disco

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fear - Live @ The Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles, CA 10.31.79

Fear never disappointed live. Here's a classic set from damn near 40 years ago. Holy shit, we're getting old!!

You're Not Worth It

Friday, July 7, 2017

V/A - Live @ The Barn, Torrance, CA 07.03.82

Let's spend the weekend in and around L.A., starting with this great lineup from 1982. Unfortunately we don't have whole sets on this one, just a few tracks each. We're also missing anything from headliners the Dead Kennedys. Oh well, you get what you pay for.

It's Like Screaming At A Wall

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

V/A - Rock Against Reagan 07.03.83

For today's post we turn the hands of time way back to yesterday... and also 34 years before that. There were a few "Rock Against Reagan" events if I recall correctly. This particular one was held in D.C. and had a monster line up. The sound is pretty rough, but man it takes you back! Unfortunately no MDC set included with this one. By the way, I got this, as well as tons more great live recordings from Noise Addiction II. Check it out. You'll be glad you did!

Part 1 - Toxic Reasons & Crucifucks

Part 2 - D.R.I. & Dead Kennedys

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Poison Idea - Live @ The Pyramid Club, NYC 05.09.90

The thing about live boots is that, well, sometimes they're a bit rough. As is the case today. In 1990 Poison Idea already had a decade under their elastic waistband and was slowly building into the absolute powerhouse they became in the early 90's. In May of that year they took their show to New York City. A great set, as is expected. However the sound is rough and Jerry sounds a bit... tipsy. Word of caution, the show is broken down into two long tracks. I was too lazy to split it by songs.

Let's Do An Elvis Fucking Song Right Now

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Misfits - Live At Max's Kansas City, NYC 12.20.78

This month is gonna be a rough one. Why? Because we're gonna have a good old fashioned Boot Party all month long! No, not the nazi skin kind, the Live Bootleg kind.

And we start kinda where we left off last month - The Misfits. Probably the reigning kings of the punk rock bootlegs. This is a great, and incredibly early set from 1978. One of my favorites.

No Resistance

Friday, June 30, 2017

Undead - 12 Hits From Hell

Quick history lesson. So, way back in 1980 the Misfits began recording what they planned to release as their first full length album. During the sessions original guitarist Bobby Steele was fired from the band and replaced by Jerry Only's brother Doyle. That turned out to be the first shot in what became a decades long punk rock legal battle, and feud. In 2001 Caroline records  cashed in by releasing an unauthorized version of the sessions they called 12 Hits From Hell. That made sure the feud was kept red hot. In 2007 Bobby recorded the tunes with his band the Undead. Not sure how our old pal Glenn reacted to that, but I'll bet I can guess. So here's original Misfit Bobby Steele's take on the infamous tunes.

...Put 'Em On My Wall

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bitchfits - Hate Is Your Mistress

I've posted this one before, long ago, but it's fun so I'm doing it again. The all girls Misfits cover band from New Jersey.

Collect The Heads Of Little Girls And...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Slayer - Undisputed Attitude

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say we all remember when this cd was released. Either you loved it or you hated it. By 1996 I had finally grown to appreciate Slayer for the powerhouse that they truly are. So I was clearly on the side of loving this cd. I think there's some great song choices here. Thoughts?

It's The Best Time I've Ever Had

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pig Destroyer - Blind, Deaf And Bleeding Bonus E.P.

Well now here's a pleasantly named band. Pig Destroyer is a grindcore band out of Virginia. In 2012 they released an album titled Book Burner. Included with the deluxe edition of that release was a 7 song EP called Blind, Deaf And Bleeding. Full disclosure, I neither have, nor have heard the Book Burner LP. I did however, stumble upon the bonus EP somewhere along the way, and it RIPS! Can't really speak to the band as a whole, but they had some great influences!

Who Are You,Why Am I Here?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peter Pan Speedrock - Speedrock Chartbusters, Vol. 1

Peter Pan Speedrock is a pretty intense outfit out of the Netherlands. They were founded in 1995 and apparently split for good last year. Too bad, really. This 2002 release is a collection of some very interesting and diverse cover tunes. From Butthole Surfers and Turbonegro to the Misfits and Led Zeppelin. Great stuff

Live Fast, Die Young, And Leave A Beautiful Corpse

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Luicidal - Live In Las Vegas

Luicidal began when brilliant early Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga got together with another early ST member, drummer R.J. Herrera. They began in 2012 playing tracks from the first three Suicidal albums, on which one or both played. Since then they've released an album of originals that pretty much revives the Venice glory days. Here's a bootleg (I think) from a live show in 2012.

Born To Be Cyco

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Revolting Cocks - (Let's Get) Physical + Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

One of the many projects that kept Al Jourgensen busy was this band of industrial misfits. Here we have their 1989 single featuring a very interesting take on Olivia Newton-John plus a maddening 10 minute loop. Next there's their 3 song single from 1993, which includes a fantastic Rod Stewart re-working.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ministry & Co-Conspirators - Cover Up + Undercover

Another guy that always knows the perfect way to choose a song to rework is our old friend Al Jourgensen. The first collection, released in '08, pretty much lays waste to 70's rock. The second, from 2010, continues that theme but also attacks tunes from other eras as well as a couple re-mixed originals.The great thing about Al and his co-conspirators is that they can take the most innocuous rock song and turn it in to a heavyweight industrial classic. Enjoy very loudly!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Manic Hispanic - The Menudo Incident + Mommy's Little Cholo 7"

Let's have some fun and kick off this weekend with the great Manic Hispanic. Here's their full length debut from 1995 as well as an early 7".


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Upright Citizens - The Upright Punx Tape

I always loved Germany's Upright Citizens. That said, I had no idea this tape even existed, until a couple months ago when I stumbled across in over at the great "hardcore punk" blog. So, I don't have much back story. Apparently it was released in the bands very early days, 1982. The sound is sometimes very rough, which leads me to believe that it might just be the guys learning how to become a band by playing some of their favorite tracks. Whatever the story, this tape is a collection of some great late 70's and early 80's tunes.

Kids Today Ain't Kids Tomorrow

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rancid Vat - Bowiecide 7"

Another quick Sunday offering this week. This time from the great and powerful Rancid Vat. In 1994 they decided to pay tribute to Mr. David Bowie. From the liner notes:

A good friend told me that if we really wanted to show our respect for your great music that we shouldn't come within a mile of splattering one of your songs with the legendary RANCID VAT slop-brush... Well David, we didn't chicken out...

Enjoy 4 twisted versions of Bowie classics.

Crack, Baby, Crack

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Piss Ups

Regardless of which group of test tube babies are with him, Peter has kept going for close to 40 years. This 2012 release is an entertaining collection of tunes in the key of TTB.

You're The Devil In Disguise

Friday, June 9, 2017

Killdozer - For Ladies Only

I always thought some of the best covers to come out of the punk scene came from Wisconsin's Killdozer. They always tried to choose at least one cover for each release. And in 1989 they put together this 'all covers' release, to the delight of millions (give or take). An absolute classic. Bom bom bommmm!

Naa na-na-naa, na-na-naa, na-na-naaaa

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Strap-Ons - Covered Ass

Virginia scum punk kings (and queens) released this excellent covers collection in 2005. And unfortunately that's the last release to date. Twelve interesting selections, from classic country to classic rock to classic punk.

Spend My Whole Paycheck On Some Old Wreck

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Tesco Vee & White Flag - The Big White Flag Rip Off 7"

Just a quick single today, but it's a good one. White Flag, fronted by some guy named Tesco, belt out a Blue Oyster Cult deep track and a Black Flag classic.

What's The Good Hate, Potentate?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Poison Idea - Pajama Party

Let's have a Saturday Night Pajama Party! Courtesy of the great Poison Idea. The Kings of Punk also had a knack for finding great tunes to cover. They put out this collection in 1992. As expected it's heavy, in more ways than one!

Well Lawdy, Lawdy, Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Thursday, June 1, 2017

ANTiSEEN - Hell

One of my favorite things was always hearing the interesting cover versions bands would come up with. So that's where we'll turn our attention this month. Because in June, we Gotcha Covered.

Even though we're turning the page on our southern fried month we are kicking June off down south. The Boys From Brutalsville always had fun choosing covers. This was originally released as a 10" EP in 1994 and included 8 great cover tunes.  Well, Steel Cage Records got hold of it in 2001 and re-released it with a whopping 24 tracks. Mostly covers, with a couple originals sprinkled throughout.

Praise The Lord, I Saw The Light

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GG Allin - The Troubled Troubadour 7" + Layin' Up With Linda 7"

Bet you thought we were going to make it through a whole month without GG, didn't you? No such luck because, yes, GG Allin dabbled in country as well. Here's a couple 7"s, the first from 1990 and the second from 1993 backed by the Carolina Shitkickers (ANTiSEEN in disguise).



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - Bo-Day-Shus!!!

Now you know we can't have a southern fried month without including the clown prince's of punkabilly. Mojo and Skid got together in the early 80's and for the remainder of the decade made some beautifully ridiculous music together. This is the duo's 1987 release.

I Ain't Gonna Pee Pee In No Cup

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Outbred Inlaws - Tears Run Off Leather

I said at the beginning of this month that we're American by birth. Today we're gonna stretch that to North American. Two good ol' boys (and one good ol' gal) from Toronto put together quite a unique combination of country and punk. All with a damn fine sense of humor as well.

Don't Miss The Cow...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cocknoose - White Trash Messiahs

Full disclosure, for some unknown reason I wasn't going to include Cocknoose this month. But, 'Harder' brought it up and dammit, they belong just as much as anyone. The pride of Lawrence, Kansas. This is their last full length release and my favorite. Sadly, we lost their great vocalist Commander P.P. Urino in 2013, so I'm guessing there will be no reunion. Bass heavy scum punk, the way yo mama likes it! Git yoself sum!

There's A Full Moon In Kansas Tonight!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Conquerer Worm - Ride-On

Now, I gotta be honest with you. I was never familiar with Simon Stokes along the way. But apparently, in certain circles he was/is the shit. And one of those circles has a ring of scum around it. Conquerer Worm is a scum rock supergroup paying tribute to Simon Stokes. and his lengthy career. This is a damned enjoyable release.

Hot Summer Nights In The City

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Polecat Boogie Revival - Self-Titled

After the initial demise of Hellstomper, lead singer Alan The Goddamn King formed this band of southern gentlemen. A little less "punky-tonk" and a little more "southern boogie". Quite the ode to Black Oak Arkansas, really. And oddly, the initials of the band ended up PBR. I'm sure that was an accident, right?

I Can See The Writing On The Shithouse Wall

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hellstomper - The Real Hillbilly Motherfucker

Now it's time to get down and dirty. I mean deep down in the Georgia mud. Hellstomper originally started in 1994. Although laid to rest in 2004 they've been born again in recent years. I believe they call their unique southern sound as 'punky-tonk'. Call it what you want, but I'd make sure to be on their side when the shit starts goin' down on a Saturday night. This is the 2005 re-issue of their 2000 classic. Does anyone happen to have their 2014 Live album?

If I Killed Her When I Me Her...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hammerlock - Let The Bad Times Roll

Now here's a band I really like. Travis and Liza started Hammerlock in Oakland in 1995. Since then they've consistently blended rock, country and of course punk for some pretty cool tunes. This is their 2009 offering.

They See A Free Mind As A Cog That Don't Fit

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Before I Hang - Mississippi

We're going to spend a little time with the Confederacy of Scum now. That loose-knit band of punk rock outlaws have put out some great stuff over the years. Never heard of the CoS? Well here's what Hellstomper (we'll get to them soon enough) singer Alan The Goddamn King has to say about it:

"For some reason, all you silly little pricks with your fucked up haircuts still think that we are playing for you. You're wrong. Damn wrong. Hell, we play for rednecks, truck drivers, and white trash. Our male fans have moustaches and our female fans wear tube tops!"

We start in Mississippi, with Before I Hang. Originally formed in 1991 and still going strong today. Mean and aggressive southern hardcore.

There's Trouble Down Here In Dixie