Thursday, December 29, 2011
Atlanta, as I must assume your own local burg, has many, many wonderful and beautiful rocknroll bands prowling its back alleys and marauding its womenfolk. Many. And thusly, Atlanta plays host to these rapscallions on a regular basis as they attempt to hone their "chops", "licks", "rolls", and "skats" on the dimly lit, beer scented, scum caked stages across the town.
I, as I must assume you as well, am far too ridiculous to leave the safety of my own home in order to reveal with these youthful merrymakers. My days are long, and my free time far too precious (blog much?) to darken the doors of the nearest beer hall in hopes of being deafened by the myriad of wonderful and beautiful rocknroll bands I mentioned earlier. Usually.
This changes next week, next Thursday to be exact. Thursday, January 5th, 2012 (holy shit, 2012) at the Star Bar in Little 5 Points to see:
Bukkake Boys - fucking hardcore, real life hardcore
GG King - Redd Kross vs TSOL, featuring Quadiliacha, Carbonas, Regicide, basically every ATL band ever, people
Hawks - there is nobody denser, nastier, or more sickening currently playing than them
Shaved Christ - no brakes, no filler, two hands around your neck hardcore, featuring American Cheeseburger, etc. people
Manic - DRI vs Siege, thrashing hardcore
Wizard Smoke - a burnt out, hash hammer of Sabbath riffs, featuring a member of Maserati
At just under a hour this is some of the greatest footage I've seen of the band this early on; the only thing that could make this better than what it is already would be if Symptom of the Universe had already been written and performed in this set.. or was it written? I dunno.
And listen to it; it sounds great.
And I think I improved on the sound by extracting the audio and raising the bass by 200 over 12 from where it already was in the recording, and I reprinted the audio to make a fairly tidy single .mp3 for us to listen to.
So, the set list follows:
2 Paranoid 01:51
3 Hand Of Doom 05:00
4 Rat Salad 11:52
5 Iron Man 13:15
6 Black Sabbath 19:40
7 Intermission 29:19
8 N.I.B. 31:13
9 Behind The Wall Of Sleep 36:45
10 War Pigs 42:40
11 Fairies Wear Boots 51:00
Happy Holidays, hope yer having a nice Yule.
Black Sabbath - Paris, 1970
what you get here is some good ol' fashioned noise rock
you already know and love colossamite
so that brings us to white tornado...they were from italy...they released a full length titled FROM HAND TO MOUTH in 1997...along with 2 splits (this being the first...and the second being a post split split with oxbow called OXBOW MEET WHITE TORNADO in 2000)
you get a song from each
DL: colossamite/white tornado split
Label: Adult Swim
The first full length Girls Against Boys record, which featured alumnus from a plethora (would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?) of Washington D.C. bands: Lunch Meat, Soul Side, Rain, Edsel and future members of: Bellini, New Wet Kojack, Operator, Paramount Styles, etc. (Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Rites Of Spring, Deadline, Felt Letters, Garland Of Hours, Happy Go Licky, One Last Wish, All Scars, Black Light Panthers, Lois, Brief Weeds [....is that enough?] played on the very first ep). Not to mention all the guest appearances that show up on this and their other records.
There's a good chance you know Girls Against Boys already, as they were sorta "hot shit" for awhile, and a well deserved "hot shit" I must say. But for those who were into their later danceable mix of post-punk/krautrock/sleaze rock that would define their most popular sound, this record might come as a bit of a surprise. It bears more of a likeness to the D.C. sounds that were all around at that time, and the vocals even revert back to gruff punk stylings as opposed to the swaggering monotone of later releases. The throbbing dancey elements are there, just nowhere near as upfront as they would become. You can easily tell it's the same band, but this is a rougher, less refined version of the band, and in some ways, more fun.
Is it cool or not cool to like Girls Against Boys?
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Catheters are one of my all-time favourite bands, residing in the same area for me as Mount Shasta, rankin' pretty high up on that non-existent list of mine, and I don't wanna go on at the mouth too much about them, and I just wanna share the love, and this is their last record, which is full of piss, vinegar, the imaginary sound of the Rolling Stones, the Blues Explosion, Scratch Acid and the Cramps combined and makin' babies, and more piss, so much piss, but really, yet again, they really were a band that sounded the way they did, despite whatever reference points I wanna superimpose over them with my narrow world view.
So, fuck that. And enjoy.
the Catheters - The Howling... It Grows and Grows!
Skin Graft Records, 1996
Is this is, or is this ain't, a repost?
A collection of sound recordings of a number of pieces as performed by the Dazzling Killmen ensemble with additional accompaniment on selected selections, all recorded by persons various of renown to the combined effect of this particular compilation. I daresay you already know what to do herein.
Dazzling Killmen - Recuerda
Stephen LoVerme and Ryan Berry are Olde Growth, shit-kicking blues-trash space-junk (hyphenate much) bass and drums power duo hailing from Boston, Mass. and they fuckin' bring the noise on this record more succinctly than many similar bands who attempting the same thing fail to do so with more than twice the input; goes to show that slogans like "less is more" and "keep it simple, stupid" are talking more than mere bullshit.
Here if you want to listen for it you can hear Elephant Riders era Clutch, the MC5 and their sheer grooviness, the slab and thickness of Black Sabbath's backbone, you can hear a similar sorto' art/metal/punkrawk damage that ya can find in the likes of Black Congress, you can hear a tripiness not far from the same neighbourhood of the likes of psych/metallers Naam, you can hear all kinds of things, man.
Fact is, they do what they do as a great band in the tradition of bands that do what they do greatly, but holy fuck are they great. And I'm saying I've got dibs on that new vinyl.
Fact is, they have new material fixin' to be released, and records have been pressed!
Listen to this, their self-titled release from 2010, and look forward to what they're just getting started on.
Check out their webpage right here; they're getting their shit together for a winter tour so if you live in any of those cities, do yourself a favour and get off your ass and go see this band. If you liek music at all you'll thank yourself.
OLDE GROWTH WINTER TOUR:
Jan 2 - New Haven, CT @ The Cookie Jar (Ask for address) w/ Edhochuli (PA), Worn Out Tiger (PA) + World’s Strongest Man (FL)
Jan 3 - Providence, RI @ AS220, 115 Empire St
w/ Thrillhouse, Mout + Mouth of Flowers
Jan 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Archeron, 57 Waterbury St.
w/ Lost Coves
Jan 6 - OFF / PENTAGRAM!
Jan 7 - Montclaire, NJ @ The Meatlocker, 8 Park St.
w/ Lorba Linda, Stone Titan, Gowl + more
Jan 8 - House Party, Philadelphia, PA Ask for address
w/ Bubonic Bear + more
Jan 9 - Washington, DC @ Hole in the Sky, 2110 5th St. NE
w/ Ilsa + more
Jan 10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter, 929 West Grace Street
w/ Tungs + Digging up Virgins
Jan 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records, 1419-A Central Avenue
w/ DADS + Towering Pyre 8pm
Jan 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
w/ Beeravore + Sadistic Ritual
Jan 13 - Orlando FL @ Will’s Pub, 1040 North Mills Ave
w/ Druid Lord, Putrescent Secretancy + Sterile Prophet
Jan 14 - Athens, GA @ Go Bar w/ Wereelk + The Fuzzlers
Jan 16 - TBA, Pittsburgh, PA
Eagle Twin is the two piece monolith (is that an oxymoron?) featuring Gentry Densley of Iceburn fame (also an oxymoron?) plowing through dense riff after sickeningly dense riff. Heavier than heavy.
As advertised, this is recorded at the KRCL radio studios in Salt Lake City, Utah for the "Not A Side Show" show. The sound quality is pretty good considering how difficult it is to capture a band with this much low end...and no bass. But it works, and you get to have your stomach punched over and over again while enjoying the sounds of a thunderstorm raining lead balls onto a sun baked desert hellscape.
this was a little something the band did for a public access show called CRITICAL MASS
1 - serpentarium
2 - no
3 - dig the hole
DL: dazzling killmen @critical mass
Monday, December 26, 2011
you like unwound
we like unwound
here's unwound being unwound in front of some people
1 - abstraktions
2 - dragnalus
3 - petals like bricks
4 - corpse pose
5 - murder movies
6 - lowest common denominator
7 - unauthorized autobiography
8 - next exit
9 - message received
10 - new energy
11 - demolished
DL: unwound @whole music club
you already know who big'n are...so nothing needs to get said about them
as for pencil...i don't really know all that much about them...but they were from indiana...they split up back in 1995...and they sound very similar to early clutch and the dazzling killmen
you get a song from each
DL: pencil/big'n spilt 7"
this ain't no heartfelt shit...this is halo of flies' first show
1 - ddt beat 69
2 - father paranoia
3 - how does it feel to feel? (1)
4 - garbage rock
5 - headburn
6 - one barrel spent
7 - i want you right now (2)
8 - headburn II
9 - easy or hard
10 - spit it out
11 - rubber room
12 - richie's dog
1=the creation cover
DL: halo of flies @club dreamerz
Saturday, December 24, 2011
what better way to celebrate the holidays than to listen to 2 heroin addicts tell a tale about another heroin addict
fyi: the fellow on the album cover is nirvana's krist novoselic
DL: the "priest" they called him
Friday, December 23, 2011
seeing as how the previous venomous concept post was pretty popular....why not share this with you
i'm a giver (just ask that bush in front of your house)
this was the band's very first show
it's their RETROACTIVE ABORTION album played live in it's entirety
1 - weirdo
2 - oink
3 - smash
4 - rhetoric
5 - infest
6 - i said it before
7 - hard on
8 - life's fine
9 - idiot parade
10 - (unknown)
11 - anti-social
12 - run around
13 - monkey see-monkey beat
14 - total recall
15 - freak bird
16 - brain crash
DL: venomous concept @double door
this was a promo disc that was released with their PSALM 69 album while the band was touring australasia
it's made up of various live cuts culled from the PSALM 69 tour
1 - scarecrow (12.17.92 - denver,co)
2 - just one fix (12.17.92 - denver,co)
3 - hero (10.21.92 - seattle,wa)
4 - psalm 69 (12.20.92 - vancouver,canada)
5 - tv song (12.17.92 - denver,co)
6 - nwo (8.25.92 - charlotte,nc)
DL: just another fix
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Man, I almost forgot to upload this live set from Uncle Touchy's performance at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta last month. And lucky for you I did, because now between this, the TurnDownService set and the Sonn Av Krusher set posted earlier, you now have the entire evening's festivities and can vicariously live out that glorious night in retrospect in the privacy of your own rumpus room.
The photo posted above is not from the show in November, it is actually from last night in Atlanta, when in a rare public appearance I actually made it out of the house to see Uncle Touchy for a whopping SECOND TIME! (truth be told, it was a free show, and basically within walking distance of my house, so I sorta didn't have an excuse not to go).
I learned that Uncle Touchy:
-may or may not have a collective drinking problem
-got a deal with a record label to properly release their current album on vinyl
-is having Bob Weston remaster the tracks prior to release
-are going on an east coast tour
-are a genuinely good band, like really good
Thanks to James Joyce (yes, THE James Joyce) for recording this
Go see them when they roll through your nearest megapolis.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Now after expanding to a full band as Dead Rider who have a pretty new and more than just pretty good new record (The Raw Dents) out right now as well, D. Rider is Todd Rittmann of Mercury Players and U.S. Maple guitar slingin' fame doing something that combines some of the best things about good, that is, good pop music, with the inventiveness and sense of fun that made this one of my desert island discs of the summer past. Listen to Body to Body to Body, and loudly, and then listen to it again.
Now that's a great pop song.
PS; this is a vinyl rip and has an additional song, Bye Bye Ethyl, which isn't on the compact disc version of the record. That song is good, too.
D. Rider - Mother of Curses
I found out today that this band broke up almost three months ago.
Sad thing; they were great.
Articulate noise rock that still conveys to me a sort of child-like naiveté and a monstrous understanding; here, the sound Itself knows what It's saying and knows how It's saying it, and combines cacophony and melody, the Crack and Pop of it all, a drummer who sounds like he knows how to be his own tech and an intricate level of instrumental and vocal interplay, all along with a clarinetist and flautist who've mic'd their works through enough effects pedals to sound like the ultimate minimalist industrial cabaret band so as to convey actual songs about the psychological divide between the human being and it's experience.. our sense of entitlement... why we seem to think what we seem to think, you know, all that heavy shit man. All dat and much more.
The trio, comprised of Paul Costuros, Chris Dixon, and Kim West were from San Francisco, and forming in 2004 called it done over the summer. They put out a lot of material. They're all in some other really great bands. And this record is still awesome, which is awesome, if you like or are into awesome, that is.
Death Sentence: PANDA! - Puppy Kitty or Both
Sunday, December 18, 2011
would you believe me if i were to tell you that there's a band that can make you think of the jesus lizard and the melvins and unsane and the vss and pissed jeans and hawks and kittens simultaneously?
i know what you're thinking...that just sounds too messy to exist
but it does
and it goes by the name of cowards
DL: 2010 demo
Saturday, December 17, 2011
truth in advertising
1 - dropdead - whatever i do
2 - man is the bastard - dead stop
3 - spazz - lost cause
4 - kops for christ - why be something that you're not
5 - vorhees - i'll survive/tied down
6 - union of uranus - pressure
7 - chokehold - nothing
8 - rupture - negative approach
DL: reproach: eight modern hardcore bands cover negative approach
you already know who the melvins are
and this gives you 2 alternate versions of songs found on their THE BRIDE SCREAMED MURDER album
and for those of you that don't know who isis are/were (and i say "were" because they split up shortly before this was released)...if you like neurosis...you already like isis
you get 2 songs from them as well
DL: melvins/isis split
you like the butthole surfers,yeah?
and you trust their judgement,yeah?
this was a little something they put together for your enjoyment
now take it and say "thank you"
come on now...don't be afraid...you're wearing gloves and there's hand sanitizer on the table
go on...take it
you're hurting uncle butthole surfer's feelings
remember what happened the last time uncle butthole surfer had it's feelings hurt?
and remember that we had to...um...send grandma off to the...um...farm in the country...
there you go
1 - steve fitch - in the neighborhood
2 - daniel johnston - don't play cards with satan
3 - stickmen with rayguns - gravecity
4 - butthole surfers - all day
5 - stickmen with rayguns - kill the innocent
6 - daniel johnston - grievances
7 - butthole surfers - flame grape
DL: a texas trip
Friday, December 16, 2011
Label: Sorry State
Cut throat, fist through the wall, hammer down style hardcore. Agnostic Front meets Discharge meets Corrosion Of Conformity style hardcore. Seven songs in six minutes style hardcore. Hardcore style hardcore, no frills.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
More Kittens! This time, their self-released cassette, Pony.
Odds are, if you're already familiar with this blog you already know what this Winnipeg band is all about; furiously rawkin', and with just a touch of country. If you're not already familiar then you ought to be. Either way, get to it and get it.
Kittens - Pony
Vancouver, British Columbia's Slow; rumoured to be an instigating factor in what became "grunge", notorious for a fair bit of havoc during Expo '86, and comprised of members Thomas Anselmi, Christian Thorvaldson, Stephen Hamm,and Terry Russell who collectively are responsible for giving us this great little record, regarded by Chart magazine as the 17th Best Canadian Album of All Time, whatever that means.
From their wikipedia entry:
"Slow are most famous for a controversial incident which both marred the Expo '86 festivities and effectively ended the band's career, when the band were invited to play at the event's Festival of Independent Recording Artists. According to Anselmi, the band's original idea was to simply appear on stage naked, run through the crowd to a boat on False Creek and then simply disappear without playing a note; however, the band ultimately chose to put on a more typical performance. Typical, that is, for Slow – the show included Anselmi pitching several two-by-fours into the audience, and both Anselmi and Hamm followed through on the original idea to strip naked. Expo officials cut the power to the pavilion, ending the band's set.
Some of the fans in attendance got onstage and refused to leave the venue, others began to riot, and yet another group stormed BCTV's onsite studios, where they protested the concert's cancellation so loudly and persistently that the station had to pull its 11:00 pm newscast.
The band subsequently embarked on a cross-Canada tour, although the negative publicity they received as a result of the riot led them to split up by the time they returned to Vancouver. Anselmi and Thorvaldson formed the band Copyright while Hamm and Russell launched Tankhog."
Now then; also, Michael Barclay, Ian Jack and Jason Schneider's book "Have Not Been the Same: The Can-Rock Renaissance 1985-1995", borrows it's title from what was Slow's one big hit. Get the record, and love it.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
tell me...are you aware of a label called dischord records?
and are you aware of anything they released during the mid/late 1990s?
this is for you
you know who this isn't for?
well...i'd tell you...but i can't rightly remember her name at the moment
but,nameless girl,you did turn me onto this band via this album when we were hanging out during your radio show...and i was all like "you totally have to let me borrow these cds"...and you were all like "sure...also...we need to have a talk"
and to make a long story not so short...i ended up with a few cds (which i'm just going to assume were consolation prizes) and a ride home
dames,i tells ya
also...if you just happen to be looking for the perfect interpretive dancing accompaniment...you should really give the album closing "spooking the birds" a listen
DL: at zero
yes...i know this was made readily available over in the forum section...but there are some folks that are afraid to tread there (apparently naked clowns freak some people out)
so i'm re-posting it here
the band self-released this album
and then it got them signed to a label
and then they released SMOKING IN A MINOR
and then fans of bands like nirvana and drive like jehu and shellac and unwound got all flustered
and then they disappeared
such is life
and what is it you should take away from this post?
if you start to like something...don't...because it'll just end up disappearing
i'm looking at you pudding pops
DL: helping others help themselves
well...there's this band
and they've got a pretty kick-ass album title
and while listening to this band...some other bands may or may not come to mind
bands with names like: future of the left...police teeth...ifihadahifi (actually...this band once had ifihadahifi's drummer as a member)...iron maiden...
and in case you hadn't already put it together...yes...i'm talking about this band
this is the entirety of the band's recorded output (actually...there's a song called "somebody get me a whiskey sweater" that wasn't included on this...but you can find here)
so...go on now...get this DL'd before your mom wakes up for her midnight bathroom run/sandwich combo and sees that you've once again somehow managed to get into the bedroom
DL: i run with the sharks,motherfucker
Monday, December 12, 2011
Label: Skin Graft
Al Johnson - Mount Shasta, Snailboy, Shorty, Lake Of Dracula
Mark Shippy - Snailboy, Shorty
Patrick Sampson - Mercury Players (Bovine Records....can I get a What, What?)
Todd Rittman - Singer, Mercury Players
Recorded by Jim O'Rourke - Gastr Del Sol, Sonic Youth, Yona Kit, Brise Glace, The Red Krayola, Loose Fur, etc.
"Sophisticated noise rock"? Maybe?
Sunday, December 11, 2011
New Haven, Connecticut's Bloarzeyd here with their bloMaArDzOeNyNdA seven inch; you get their covers of Material Girl and Open Your Heart. Holy shit!
However!! Bloarzeyd is set to reunite... maybe.
"We the undersigned seek the reunion of the two-headed noise-beast once known as Bloarzeyd. To achieve this joyous state of universal equilibrium, Phil needs to relocate to Colorado, the state where the plains meet the Rockies, the greatest state in the union, so that Bloarzeyd may reunite and reign noise and arrhythmic terror upon mankind*.
*The undersigned waive his or her right to file any claim or charge or complaint against or on behalf of any other person or organization or any federal, state or local court or administrative agency against Bloarzeyd for existing, or any activities they may partake in by right of existing and being Bloarzeyd Amen."
Sounds good to me, though I've already signed. And, if ya clicks the download there, go and show a little respect and sign their petition; if you're already familiar with the band you know enough already to go and do so.
Go sign the petition here, and you can download the single here.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Label: Sonic Unyon
Man On Street #1: Have you heard the Canadian band Kittens?
Man On Street #2: Wait....what?! Are you calling me a pussy?!
Man On Street #1: No, I was just wondering if you had heard them, because you really like Godheadsilo, and Helmet, and Tad, and Unsane, and....
(interrupting) Man On Street #2: Motherfucker! If you call be a pussy again I swear to Jesus, I'm gonna punch you square about your head and neck!
Man On Street #1: Easy friend, I'm not attacking you, I'm merely trying to turn you on to some quality rock music. Sheesh! No reason to get all bent out of shape.
Man On Street #2: I guess I overreacted huh? Sorry man, I've just been under a lot of stress with work, and the new baby...
(interrupting) Man On Street #1: ...and with being a full-time pussy to boot (hits Man On Street #2 on windpipe).
Man On Street #2: (on ground gasping for breath) *wheez, hack, cough* I guess you were right all along...*cough, cough, blood*
2008, self released
Providence, Rhode Island by way of Arkansas' sludge-metal duo The Body had this nice little treat to share with folks' who actually attended shows on their 2008 tour, and thanks to the wonder of thee innernuts it's right here in all it's glory. This four song release has the Body covering Crass' "Do They Owe Us a Living?", Danzig's "Tired of Being Alive", Black Flag's "Police Story" in sincerely crusty form, and a beautiful droning rendition of Sinead O'Connor's "Black Boy's On Mopeds" with a female vocalist (anyone know who's actually singing here?) that manages to coax tears from my grey and hardened heart pretty much every time I listen to it. Not too big a leap there as the original has always done the same thing, pretty much every time.
Maybe this heart of mine isn't so grey and hard.
The Body - 2008 Tour CDr
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
i was recently turned onto these folks by the united sons of toil frontman russell hall
this is for fans of such bands like: neurosis...unsane...helmet...
you like all of those bands?
you should get psyched about this then
and while you're riding that wave...you should go and pay them a visit
and then while i've got you doing things...go here
and now i'm done with you
DL: failures ep
unless you've been locked in a coma for most of your life...you should already know who the pixies are
and if you have...i apologize
maybe you should step away from the computer for awhile...perhaps go and experience a few things...make yourself a sandwich or something
and welcome back
how was that sandwich?
turkey and swiss on rye?
1 - into the white
2 - wave of mutilation
3 - there goes my gun
4 - monkey gone to heaven
5 - debaser
6 - isla de incanta
7 - bone machine
8 - cactus
9 - gigantic
10 - gouge away
11 - tame
DL: pixies @newcastle polytechnic
Label: Flower Shop
Two members of Part Chimp rearrange themselves to knock out a more straightforward (straight but not narrow...[bi]curious?) take on some noisy, louder-then-average, indie rock. Not as bombastic as Part Chimp, nor as apt to drill a hole through your ears by locking into a single devastating riff for the better part of five minutes, also as Part Chimp do, or rather, "did".
You might hear elements from bands like Mclusky, or Built To Spill, or Pavement, or Action Swingers (who counted Ligament/Part Chimp member Timothy Cedar as a one-time member), or Fugazi, or a band that you like who I don't know that play catchy, slightly ramshackle rock songs. You probably know what band I'm talking about but can't mention because I don't know who they are, right?
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
do you like the melvins?
do you like slayer?
do you like mr. bungle?
you ever find yourself thinking "you know...i like all of those bands...i wonder what it would sound like if members of those bands got together in the same room"
and now you can know
this was the band's first show
1 - page 1
2 - page 2
3 - page 3
4 - page 4 (first part)
5 - page 4 (second part)
6 - page 5
7 - page 6
8 - page 8
9 - page 9
10 - page 10
11 - page 12
12 - page 14
13 - page 15
14 - page 16
15 - page 17
16 - page 18 (first part)
17 - page 18 (second part)
18 - page 19
19 - page 20
20 - page 22
21 - page 23
22 - page 24
23 - page 26
24 - page 27
25 - page 28
26 - page 29
27 - page 11
28 - page 25
29 - page 21 (presentation)
30 - page 7 (hits number)
31 - page 30
32 - chariot choogle*
DL: fantomas @slim's pt.1
DL: fantomas @slim's pt.2
This here is a live recording from what was the last date of Rapeman's 1988 European tour.
Over the years I've found three different copies of this show; one was mediocre in sound quality and only really useful in an archival sense. Then, there was a second-generation copy of an audience cassette that sounded absolutely great and popped up in a couple of different places. That is what I originally had.
When my wife and I moved across the country, I burnt a small stack of audio cd's to take with us before putting my hard drive and computer into storage; when we moved back again the following year, my computer was el fucko, my hard drive was dead, and I still had my little stack of cd's which by now were pretty messed up and scratched from our travels. That's when I rebuilt my computer and pain-stakingly extracted the audio from those discs; I took my best results from extracting my busted-ass CDr copy of this show and ended up posting it in the SGM/CGB forum a couple of years ago. I even got to see it reposted elsewhere on thee innernuts on a blog where someone who explained the messed up sound during the first couple minutes of the recording as being result of the "technical difficulties" during the show itself as opposed to the leftover glitchy digital damage I was left with.
Right. As though PA issues at a live gig would've translated onto an audience recorded analog tape as the digital gobbledeegook that was actually left on the recording from the physical damage to the disc I'd burnt the original .flac files to. Thing is, the band did have sound issues during the set, but it doesn't affect the sound of the recording whatsoever aside from the actual pause the band takes while they get their shit together.
Eventually, I did get a copy of those original .flacs from the second-gen tape again, and shortly after that I acquired the third copy of the show as a set of .flacs from the actual master recording. This download is a fresh set of mp3's encoded from the lossless copy of the first generation cassette of this show, and while I do kinda think the second-gen copy sounds a little better (there's something in the compression there), what we get here is a copy of the original tape. And it's fucking amazing.
The set list follows
Steak and Black Onions
Radar Love Lizard
Wheelchair Epidemic (Dicks)
Up Beat (no vocals)
Kim Gordons Panties
Coition Ignition Mission
Just Got Paid (ZZ Top)
The sound is truly impressive. Not only can you hear everything the band does but you can hear the space of the room they're in; just wait for the bass on Monobrow (a song purportedly about Rifle Sport, Brick Layer Cake & Shellac drummer Todd Trainer) to lurch through you. Two Nuns and a Pack Mule and the singles have a distinct atmosphere and mood, but what we get here is Rapeman at the height of their cohesiveness as well as delivering an amazing performace to what was apparently sparse audience; I think I remember reading something, somewhere, saying that a few of those European shows suffered from sort of promotional snafu, but that could very well be horseshit.
The band seems to be in good spirits here and jokes back and forth with the crowd in a couple places; Albini excuses himself from singing Up Beat, saying he's not coordinated enough to do so live and the instrumental rendition that follows doesn't suffer a bit for lack of vocals. The band is incredibly tight and the clarity of Washam's drumming here is fantastic with his intricate and solid and heavy beats, and again, wait 'til the bass on Monobrow lurches through you; this is even more evidence of David Wm. Sims and Rey Washam amounting to one of the greatest if not the best rhythm section in punk rock. Now, what I'd really like is a chance to listen to both sides of Prohibition's Flophouse record.
As far as live recordings go, this is the definitive Rapeman bootleg, if such a term can really be applied to these sorts of things. And so you know, the mp3's are already bagged and tagged, so that's done for you as well. And luh, I even made ya a precious wallpaper for yer pooter.
Enjoy, and listen to loudly.
Rapeman - Live at Barbue, Copenhagen DK, November 10th, 1988
2008; Hells Headbangers, Gloom Records
What do you get when you get Midnight and Nunslaughter together with a combined love of Minor Threat and Old Nick?
You get this.
As Satanic Threat, Midnight and Nunslaughter take eight Minor Threat tunes and rework them; so, in exchange for "Guilty of Being White" we get "Guilty of Hating Christ", for "Screaming at a Wall" we get "Cursing at the Cross", for "I Don't Wanna Hear It" we get "I Ain't Gotta Worship"... get the picture?
This is juvenile and fun, silly and fantastic, both tribute and mockery. I love it and so should you.
Satanic Threat - In To Hell
Monday, December 5, 2011
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
and from there...i was sent some sludgeplow stuff as well as some stuff from his current band that goes by the name of archons (which also includes sludgeplow's drummer)
and now i'm sharing it with you
so...if stuff like some early soundgarden...some melvins...some keelhaul and the like do it for you...
DL: turned earth
this was sent my way by the band's vocalist conan neutron awhile back (and yes...that is the coolest name you've ever heard)
on my initial listening...as things progressed...i couldn't seem to get 2 bands out of my head: operation ivy and early rancid
and then i sent a message to mr. neutron
i told him about the operation ivy and rancid business
and then i expected to get a verbal beatdown
but it didn't come
he told me that he was a fan of both bands back in the day...and that he'd never been told that before
he'd heard some dead kennedys...some buzzcocks...some clash (which is probably where my comparison came from)...some fugazi...
well...have you made up your mind yet?
and while i've got you here...you should check this out as well
and then you should go here and here
DL: these things are facts
Saturday, December 3, 2011
you may recall seeing an archers of loaf bootleg that grAy had posted a few days ago
and then it disappeared
now...i'm not going to go into some long winded rant...but i was contacted by someone from a site called nyctaper...and they were all like "hey,bro...that's mine...not yours...take it down" (though i'm pretty sure that he wanted to finish that sentence with a "before i take you down"...but you can't really take someone serious when they're wearing a t-shirt that has a cat rollerskating on it...you just can't...i defy you to do it)
but i digress
so i chose to remove the post
and then grAy pulled me aside and told me that i should've removed the link and then posted another link that would point the folks that would've wanted a copy of that archers of loaf show in the right direction
so this is me doing that
here be it
Friday, December 2, 2011
you remember that warm and fuzzy this-is-what-i'm-going-to-listen-to-on-the-way-to-work-with-my-gun feeling you'd get anytime you'd listen to (insert early godflesh album title here)
well...get ready for some more of that
and then 5 years later...they cleaned up their business and sounded more like static-x (don't know who they are?...that's totally ok...just go on ahead and listen to ministry's THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO TASTE album to get an idea...the band even covered "burning inside" from said album...and in my opinion...their WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP album is pretty listenable...but i'm telling you that in the strictest of confidences...and if you tell anyone i said that...well...let's just say the state i left your bathroom in the last time i was over will pale in comparison to what could happen)