Monday, February 17, 2020

nora / the dillinger escape plan - NJ

released: 1998
label: ferret music

truth be told: i don't really consider myself a nora fan. they just sound like every other "metalcore" band that came into fruition during the genre's heyday (mid 90s - early 00's). i'd gotten this split for the dillinger escape plan as it has the original (and better) version of the song "4th grade dropout" which was later redone re-released on the band's CALCULATING INFINITY album.

and that's all you really need to know about it.


sludgeplow - turned earth

released: 1992
label: self-released

i just took a ride in the way back machine and saw that a few folks were wanting this here thing re-uploaded. so here is it,folks.

i was first turned onto this trio via the radio with their song "domination" back in 1992 when it was played on the OFF THE BEATEN TRACK radio show (which i've mentioned here a few times)
and it would always seems to pop into my head from time to time.
so one day i googled the band's name.
and that put me in touch with the band's guitarist.
he then put me in contact with the band's vocalist.
turns out they'd made their way to the pacific northwest as all bands seem to do back then.
they released 2 eps and a split (w/ fellow iowans scrid) and then split up.

so if'n stuff like old school soundgarden and (the) melvins and some keelhaul and maybe some alice in chains trips yer trigger....


Saturday, February 15, 2020

jane's addiction - '86: the first recordings

released: 1997
label: eye scream records

you know that you like you some jane's addiction....
but only up until RITUAL DE LO HABITUAL and if you say any different you're just trying to look cool in front of your friends.
do you really need friends like that?
you shouldn't have to hide your opinion that jane's addiction aren't exactly a band nowadays and that it's just something the band's members do when they have nothing else going on.
it's ok.
you're safe here.
and it's ok to admit that RITUAL DE LO HABITUAL did more for the 90s than NEVERMIND did.
it's ok.

this is one of those "unofficial releases".
it's a recording of a show the band did early on in their career that took place at a place called co co club in los angeles,ca back in august of 1986.

1 - whores
2 - trip away
3 - one percent
4 - had a dad
5-12 - soundcheck


butthole surfers - the wooden song

released: 1993
label: capitol records

it's the butthole surfers.
todd flanders is a fan.
he's so much of a fan that he claims to be an actual member of the band.
that's dedication.
are you that dedicated to the butthole surfers?
would you eat a bowl of gibby's special fun time chili?
do you remember that one time you ate a bowl of gibby's special fun time chili?
of course you don't.

what you're getting presented with here is the song "the wooden song" (which is found on their INDEPENDENT WORM SALOON album) along with 2 remixes of the song "who was in my room last night?" and a christmas carol.


Thursday, February 6, 2020

murder-suicide pact - murder-suicide pact

released: 1998
label: burrito records

these fellas were from brandon,fl.
once upon a time i lived in brandon,fl.
there used to be a record store called SOUND IDEA in brandon,fl.
i lived right down the street from there.
the store was owned by murder-suicide pact vocalist bob suren.
the band is made up of former members of some other floridian bands with names like: failure face and slap of reality and the end of the century party.
do you dig MY WAR era black flag?
so do these guys.

fun fact: the guy that did the cover art for the misfits EARTH A.D. album did the cover art for this as well.


bloarzeyd - delirious insane ventilator of bloarzeyd

released: 2006
label: wooden man records

one guy plays the drums.
one guy plays the bass and sings.
you know of another band that does that same thing.
and that band is big business.
and that band is jucifer.
she plays the guitar.
and don't say the white stripes or the carpenters or local h or death from above 1979.
none of them.
it's godheadsilo.
but then you toss in some old school melvins and a bit of unsane and some shellac....

have i said enough?
y' might want to have that drooling problem checked out.
how many t-shirts do you go through in a day?


intercourse - everything is pornography when you've got an imagination

released: 2018
label: constant disappointment records
objectophilia - being sexually attracted to inaminate objects
technosexual - being sexually attracted to robots and technology
dendrophilia - being sexually attracted to trees
mucophilia - being sexually aroused by sneezing
avisodomy - being sexually attracted to birds
olfactophilia - being sexually aroused by body odors

you'll notice that i've written a list of paraphilias on the board. i would like you choose one and explore it over the long weekend. i expect you to get plenty of hands on experience. i want you to write a two page report about your findings. just know that i'll be able to tell whether or not you're lying about your experience....hybristophilia. look it up. class dismissed.

and now we have intercourse. i'm not going to get out my thesaurus to describe this band.  i'm not going to use words like "abrasive" or "vicious" or "noisy" or "anxious" or "tight". nope. noy going to use words like that. i'm just going to say that they're the perfect melding of pissed jeans and deadguy. yeah. that's all you should want....unless you have klismaphilia...and to that i say "good luck with that."


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

teenage time killers - greatest hits vol. 1

label: rise records
released: 2015

you remember dave grohl getting a bunch of his pals together and forming a project called probot? this is like that....but better (though dave grohl shows up on this as well playing the bass).

this was something put together by corrosion of conformity drummer reed mullin and my riun guitarist mick murphy.

you may have heard of some of the folks that show up here and there on the album....
greg anderson
brian baker
jello biafra
randy blythe
neil fallon
pete stahl
lee ving
mike ix williams

if'n you're wanting to know who shows up where


corrosion of conformity - 1.5.85 - wilson center - washington,d.c.

R.I.P. reed mullin

1 - eye for an eye
2 - kiss of death
3 - prayer
4 - positive outlook
5 - intervention
6 - animosity
7 - indifferent
8 - tell me
9 - mad world
10 - what?
11 - holier
12 - the green manalishi (with the two prong crown)*

*=fleetwood mac cover


Friday, January 24, 2020

The Afghan Whigs - Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006

Label: Elektra / Rhino
Year: 2007

Having someone release a compendium of greatest hits to honor your band is nothing to sneeze at, huh? But then again, The Afghan Whigs were never a band to sneeze at. Or on. Or even around (what, are you allergic?). When everyone else was playing quiet/loud/quiet/loud distorted grunge rock, The Afghan Wigs were twisting dark RnB tales of confusion, vengeance, and lust into some of the most off-kilter elegance there ever has been. True originals.

For this compilation you get:
One song off of their first lp for Sub Pop, "Up In It".
Four songs off their last lp before disbanded and eventually rebanding, "1965".
Three songs off the underrated "Congregation" album.
Four songs off the noir masterpiece lp which sent them into alterna-stardom, "Gentlemen"
One song off their soul/country covers ep "Uptown Avenue"
Three song off the "misunderstood" follow up to their commercial nadir, the "Black Love" lp.
And a couple unreleased songs, just for good measure.

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