Sunday, November 17, 2019

spazz - live at KZSU 1999

released: 2018
label: rescused from life records

no. this isn't some spazz of a radio host that's clearly coming down from all of the coffee and cocaine he'd been doing throughout his radio show. nope. none of that. this is the band spazz. you know them,yeah? what a fun crew they were. some would say that they were the "nirvana of powerviolence". yeah. i'm not sure who would actually say that. ah,spazz. most times their song titles are longer than the songs. it's always a good time with spazz. no. not that spazz. last i'd heard he just kind of disappeared after high school. the last time anyone's spotted him he was leaving a waffle house in brandon,fl a few months back.

but i digress....

this is spazz being spazz on college radio back in 1999 in stanford,ca.
and now if you'll excuse me i have to go and throw all of my belongings into garbage bags and get the hell outta here because that spazz has a google alert set up for any sort of mention of his name.
it could be about the band or someone describing their english teacher in the 1980's but i'm not willing to run that risk.
i really need to invest in some better fake mustaches.

1 - zodiak
2 - snowcone ribplate
3 - crop cirlces
4 - hardboiled
5 - old youth
6 - crocket
7 - one ghetto to the next
8 - sword of the lord
9 - wwf rematch at the cow palace (aluta continua)
10 - climate best
11 - sluta
12 - droppin' many ravers
13 - the box
14 - typical hardcore song
15 - spudboy
16 - dewey decimal stitchcore
17 - swampfoot
18 - i hate the kids*
19 - interview
*=state of alert cover


polvo - vibracobra/the drill 7"

released: 1991
label: rockville

you can dig on some unwound's REPETITION,yeah?
you can dig on some pavement's CROOKED RAIN,CROOKED RAIN,yeah?
you can dig on some superchunk's HERE'S WHERE THE STRINGS COME IN,yeah?
you can dig on some house of large sizes' MY ASS-KICKING LIFE,yeah?
you already know who polvo are?
you're already a fan?
you just wanted to see how many band names i was going to throw out there?
you already have 3 copies of this?
you were probably concieved at a polvo show?
your parents were going to come out with their own line of condoms called "today's active lifestyles"?
you've already called the police and they're on their way?
i'll just see my way out.
go back through that hole in your basement wall that i came out of?


Saturday, November 9, 2019

godflesh - live from hell

this is one of those "unofficial releases" of godflesh being godflesh in front of a crowd in england somewhere in 1989. is hell in england? that would explain the dentistry. yikes.

1 - wound
2 - veins
3 - christbait rising
4 - tiny tears
5 - weak flesh
6 - avalanche master song
7 - straight to your heart*
=bonus track found on the loopflesh/fleshloop 7"


ministry - burning inside

released: 1989
label: sire/warner bros. records

it's ministry.
y'all like ministry.
y'all like remixes of ministry songs.
that is what you want.
that is what you get.
and for a limited time you'll also get ministry covering skinny puppy with skinny puppy's vocalist.
will those dreams still follow you out of dark obscurity?
that's a question i can't answer as it's above my pay grade.
you'll just have to pick this up to find that out.


Friday, November 8, 2019

radiation 4 - wonderland

released: 2003
label: abacus recordings

sure. you could give this a listen and think "yeah. mr. bungle. totally."
sure. you could give the vocals a listen and think "yeah. mike patton. totally."
you'd be right about the mr. bungle.
you'd be right on the mike patton.
but there's more to this than just that.
for one: they're not exactly as eccentric as mr. bungle (if you wanted to continue on with that comparison go with their first album).
for two: sure. the guy has that patton-esque thing going on but he never sounds like a sick cat orgy. he hits the screeches but also dips low into death metal territory.

if you're needing more band names dropped....
the dillinger escape plan (yes. the IRONY IS A DEAD SCENE ep. duh.)
mod flanders conspiracy
nuclear rabbit
sleepytime gorilla museum
that music you always seem to have going on inside your head

and come on....
who else is writing songs about joseph merrick (aka the elephant man)?
besides mastodon and the murder city devils.
damn know-it-all kids.


v/a - no idea 100: redefiling music

released: 2001
label: no idea records

do you remember that one time we were discussing things that covered other things? i don't remember all that much of the conversation as most of my insides were covered with cough syrup. but i do remember it being a lively discussion though i don't really know why we'd even started talking about all of that. you were mostly against things that covered other things (but you were for clothing for some odd reason. i almost had to rethink our entire friendship over that).

but what i have for here is something that you just might enjoy.
it's bands you may or may not like covering other bands you may or may not like.
it's not as bad as it sounds.
i'll tell you what....
you give this a go and if you hate it i'll promise to wear clothes anytime i'm over at your house.

1 - radon - interesting drug (morrissey)
2 - asshole parade - red tape (circle jerks)
3 - fay wray - dead flowers (karl hendricks trio)
4 - panthro u.k. united 13 - safe european home (the clash)
5 - small browk bike - jailbreak (thin lizzy)
6 - palatka - good intentions (gorilla biscuits)
7 - i hate myself - care (spoke)
8 - elmer - the gambler (kenny rogers)
9 - hot water music - no surrender (bruce springsteen)
10 - twelve hour turn - mophead boy (asshole parade)
11 - ankilebiter - tugboat (galaxie 500)
12 - anthem eighty eight - corners (assuck)
13 - runbleseat - jackson (johnny cash and june carter)
14 - clairmel - anyway (the lemonheads)
15 - the usuals - bring on the night (the police)
16 - the ham - theme from THE THREE STOOGES


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

yautja - songs of descent

released: 2014
label: forcefield records

[x] coliseum
[x] JANE DOE era converge
[x] old school mastodon
[x] old school melvins
[x] neurosis
[x] pallbearer

know what i mean?
do you?
i'm going to need you to nod your head.
do you?
there you go.
you're free to leave.
the door has been unlocked the entire time.


v/a - ex drummer: the movie soundtrack

released: 2007
label: play it again sam

have you ever watched the movie TRAINSPOTTING and thought "what if all of the drug usage was replaced with music and violence...."?

well this movie be for you.
the soundtrack could be for you as well.
let's find out shall we?

1 - lightning bolt - 2 morro morro land
2 - madensuyu - papa bear
3 - an pierle & white velvet - need you now
4 - the tritones - chagrin de la mer
5 - mogwai - hunted by a freak
6 - the experimental tropic blues band - mexico dream blues
7 - flip kowlier - de grotste lul van 't stad
8 - millionaire - mongoloid*
9 - isis - grinning mouths
10 - arno -
een boeke met pisseblommen
11 - agusta national golfclub - people in pairs
12 - mel dune - time hangs heavy on your hands
13 - ghinzu - blow
14 - funeral dress - hello from the underground
15 - blutch - moving ground
16 - millionaire - deep fish
*=devo cover

Thursday, October 31, 2019

misfits - 12.17.81 - the ritz - new york,ny

it's halloween.
it's the misfits.

before going into this you should probably know that it has a "just like you're there" quality to it. it'll be like he's actually telling you to not go into the bathroom with him. it'll be like he's actually telling you that you've got some fucking attitude and that you need to tone it down a bit. so just get out there and enjoy yourself. your mom will pick you up at 10:00.

1 - we are 138
2 - i turned into a martian
3 - horror business
4 - night of the living dead
5 - attitude
6 - mommy,can i go out and kill tonight?
7 - london dungeon
8 - 20 eyes
9 - astro zombies
10 - teenagers from mars
11 - nike-a-go-go
12 - hatebreeders


Monday, October 28, 2019

ministry - just another fix

released: 1995
label: warner bros. records

you know how awesome the PSALM 69 album is.
fuck yeah you do.
you're not the only one that's cranked the "corrosion"/"grace" combo to 11 in order to clear a room after a shindig.
we've all ding-a-ding-danged our dang-a-long-ling-long.
we've all connected the goddamn dots!
good times.

this was released as an australasian tour souvenir.
"what does that even mean? they toured a pelican album? how does that even...."
it means that it was only released in australia and new zealand and some of the surrounding areas when they were touring behind the PSALM 69 album as a promo.
so there you go.

1 - scarecrow (12.17.92 - denver,co)
2 - just one fix (12.17.92 - denver,co)
3 - hero (12.21.92 - seattle,wa)
4 - psalm 69 (12.20.92 - vancouver,canada)
5 - tv song (12.17.92 - denver,co)
6 - n.w.o. (8.25.92 - charlotte,nc)

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