Sunday, January 31, 2010

skinny puppy - too dark park

released 1990

"he's seeing monsters...he's losing his mind and he feels it going"

and that's just what happened the day i decided to slip this album into the stereo in a room of people that were either on acid or the pot (i was on the pot...and i have to tell you that this was one of my favorite things to listen to while high...and i don't know what that says about me)

so picture it...everyone is having a good time...just going with whatever they happened to be going through at the moment...and then suddenly the song "spasmolytic"
comes over the speakers...and the voice of a demon starts saying things like "kicking the habit" and "sorry..i'm fucked up inside" over music that could be best described as an exorcism set to music

things got uneasy real quick

and then folks started making their way to the door

and i was ok with that...more chips for me

i don't exactly remember how it was i was turned onto this was my first foray into skinny puppy-land...and soon afterward i was hunting down everything i could find on cassette (why on cassette?...i don't just seemed as if they were harder to find back then...and i had built up quite the collection...but i somehow managed to lose them over the years)

in my opinion...when it came to the industrial scene back in the late 80's/early 90's...skinny puppy were the scariest to listen to...i could probably dig a little and maybe come across something a little edgier and whatnot...but at the had your kmfdm..your nine inch nails..your ministry..and they all seemed to be looking for some sort of mainstream acceptance...but even when it looked as if skinny puppy were trying to do the same with their THE PROCESS was the most anti-mainstream mainstream album of that time period (am i calling skinny puppy a mainstream band? if only all mainstream bands sounded like that)

well...i've rambled on long enough

and just so you don't have to be some aging goth or hot topic worker (who am i kidding...nowadays they have no idea who this band is) to dig this band

and just for the record...i am neither of those things

DL: too dark park

Dragged By Horses - Deep In The Woods

Label: High Wheel Records
Released: 2007

I had never heard of Dragged By Horses until yesterday, when my girlfriend brought in their LP from the record store where she works.

My first thought was WTF? Then, I thought Shellac? Then, Jonestown? Young Widows maybe? All I know is it sounds gritty & real & vintage (even though this album was released in '07)

Here is a review I found, even though it is a dismissive review by someone who probably doesn't understand. Screw that:

Check it out for yerself.

Friday, January 29, 2010

V/A - Vinyl Retentive (X 2LP Comp)

Label : Very Small Records
Released : 1993

A great comp put out by my good friend David Hayes. From his Very Small Records blog :
1. CAPTAIN 9's & The KNICKERBOCKER TRIO: Yummy Yummy Yummy 2. ELMER: Punk Rock Girl 3. 3 FINGER SPREAD: Will You Go Out With My Mom? 4. 23 MORE MINUTES: Dear Bob 5. BANANAS: Spicy Jerk 6. NAR: Drunk & Benevolent 7. LIZARDS: Dog Dick 8. KRUPTED PEASANT FARMERZ: Memories Of Death 9. HORNY MORMONS: Michael Got A Unicycle 10. MOTHERMAYI: Miss Malakai 11. SLUGGO: Sunburn 12. GUANO: Chain Of Food 13. PLAID RETINA: Lesson To Teach 14. FALSE SACRAMENT: Second Hand Anxiety 15. GLASS BABBLE RADIO: Catch Phrase 16. NATURAL CAUSE: Death Of A Miser 17. SARABELLUM: 4 No 5 Children 18. BUZZOVEN: Grit 19. ECONOCHRIST: Withdrawal 20. LOGICAL NONSENSE: Pigs Blood Blues 21. GRIMPLE: System F*cker 22. RAOOUL: Possessed 23. ROYAL SCAM: Peg 24. POUNDED CLOWN: Trashmen 25. VOODOO GLOW SKULLS: C School 26. SEA PIGS: La Grange 27. SCHLONG: The Big Hurry 28. MOTHERLOAD: Who Gives A Sh*t 29. GR'UPS: You Cant Die 30. LOS HUEVOS: Lava Soap 31. YAHWEH'S MISTAKE: Ecstasy Thirteen 32. LAZY BOY: Conquer 33. PINHEAD GUNPOWDER: Beastly Bit 

Highlights on this are the songs by Buzzov-en, Sarabellum, False Sacrament, Schlong, Grimple, Logical Nonsense,  & The Sea Pigs.

Gas Huffer - Janitors of Tomorrow

Here's Gas Huffer's debut album titled "Janitors of Tomorrow". I really can't uptalk this album enough.. it's just a frantic, schitzophrenic mess of gloriously catchy, comedy laced rock music. This is a favorite of mine in terms of Gas Huffer material as it's probably the most furious thing they ever released - it's like a shot to the head.. you'll listen to it and then wonder what the hell just happened. This was released in 1991 by Empty Records.

1. Nisqually
2. Shoe Factory
3. Night Train To Spokane
4. Going To Las Vegas
5. Dangerous Drifter
6. Robert"
7. Mistake
8. All That Guff
9. Lizard Hunt
10. Insidious
11. Love Comes Creeping
12. Compromise In The Dark
13. Girl I Need Your Lovin' (Right Now)
14. Want To Kiss You
15. Eat You Whole
16. Buck Naked
17. Mouthful
18. Firebug
19. Jesus Was My Only Friend

v/a - another damned seattle compilation

released 1991

some bands from seattle (and the surrounding area) covering the damned

get it?

1 - the purdins - 1 of the 2
2 - young fresh fellows - fan club
3 - coffin break - love song
4 - skin yard - machine gun etiquette
5 - gas huffer - suicide
6 - the accused - neat,neat,neat
7 - love battery - i just can't be happy today
8 - motorhoney - psychomania
9 - freak - antipope
10 - flop - disco man
11 - hammerbox - new rose
12 - derelicts - born to kill
13 - gruntruck - nasty
14 - mudhoney - stab your back
15 - the posies - smash it up
16 - big satan,inc. - melody lee
17 - whitey - wait for the blackout
18 - fastbacks - hit or miss
19 - young fresh fellows - life goes on

DL: another damned seattle compilation

Buzzov-en - Violence From The Vault

Label: Relapse
Released: 2010

Here it is, in all its shitty sounding glory. Masturd from a cassette and obviously put out to cash in on one of the founders of heavy dirge metal punk (whom I toured with for two mini-tours in the early 90's). While we are on the subject, anybody here have a copy of the Buzzov-en / God And Texas split?

If you like it, Buy it!

PW Long's Reelfoot - We Didn't See You On Sunday

Label: Touch & Go / Quater Stick
Released : 1997

Per request from the SGM make a wish foundation. Here at SGM dreams really do come true. A portion of the download proceeds go to "Cryberries". - Slander Bob

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Label: Twelve Inch Records
Released 1993

Debut album from 5 piece from Champaign, IL. Only lasted about 4 years and produced 2 albums. Style is on the more melodic of say the Am Rep bands with I guess a similarity to Chokebore. Mix in with that a bit of Hum & Johnboy and I think that gives a fair assumption. They still have an old website that can be checked out here. Good solid album.



Label: Cruz
Released 1994

This band had a drum machine. Ensue Big Black comparisons. But they're not Big Black! Are they an alternative rock band? Yep! Noisy? Yep! Do they have a drum machine? Yep! Diagnosis - poor man's Big Black. Of course whenever a band reach iconic status then any band that sound a bit like them are going to be lamented. However this album does stand on it's own two feet. Sure they have a drum machine but haven't gone for the guitar sound that Albini & co are reputed for. I would also add into the mix Foetus and a few industrial bands of the era.


uruku - exhumed lunch ep

released 1985

this was a little something that was requested by SGM's own slander bob during the last SGM radio show (which if you haven't already listened to was washington state vs washington d.c...perhaps you saw the fall out on the news)

this was a trio from d.c. that as far as i know...only released this ep

the best way to describe this is: the best amphetamine reptile album from seattle to come out of d.c.

what am i trying to say?

who knows anymore

i need to quit soaking my fingers in nyQuil and pot

DL: exhumed lunch
(link fixed)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

V/A - Loud and Ugly vols. 1 + 2

Label: Bovine
Year: 1993, 1995

Bovine Records spent a couple years being completely unfuckable-with, everything that label shit out was a pure gold steamer with little diamond corn kernels in it. Pure perfection.
So it's of no surprise that these two compilation 7"s they released were also big ole piles of hot bullion as well. Solid flaxen poo.
Volume One is a battle royale between the rock megalopolis' of Madison and DeKalb, Wisconsin, which, yeah, is pretty much Holmes and Ali of Wisconsin towns, so you know you're in for a real treat. The bands are:
Festering Rinyanyons - best described as "Midwestern noise rock", like a Sicbay or something
Mercury Players - twangy slabs of pig fuck, kinda Cows meets Surgery meets Crows
Pachinko - underrated band, Unsane by way of Johnboy, super good
Thug - the label owner's band, brutal noisy hardcore that's as ugly as it is spiteful
Volume Two doesn't let up in the least, in fact it pretty much drops the hammer. Drops it square in the middle of your face. The bands are:
Eyehategod - my personal favorite of their jams probably because it's relatively short and upbeat by their standards, I actually stole the verse riff in an old band I was in (full disclosure; I actually also stole the main riff to the song "Blank" for another song in the same band...I was pretty heavy into Eyehategod for a minute).
Floor - they have never released a bad song, and this crawling hatred is no exception
Despise You - some power violence to cleanse the Southern fried sludge out of your ears
Apartment 213 - and more power violence, this time with that serial killa lean.
Thug - I guess if you put out the records you can put your band on as many of these as you fucking want. That being said, this is the best Thug song ever, and might be the best song on this whole collection. Creeping death with added harmonics! P.S. enjoy that lock groove at the end of the song.

So there you go, the Loud And Ugly compilations, bowel movements of the most prized mintage.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grifters - Eureka ep

Label: Shangri-La
Year: 1995

They don't really make em like this anymore. And by "they" I, of course mean the Illuminati and the Bilderberg Group. Well, them and the Jewish bankers who secretly run the world's finances, holding us all hostage to their diabolical whims, mere puppets in a high stakes charade of New World Order.
Did you know that in the 1990's these shadowy convivials sought to quell anti-American sentiment in Western Europe by infiltrating independent rock music and introducing the "lo-fi" phenomenon? It's true! Look it up! I mean, why else does Guided By Voices utilize traditional Mason symbology in their album art? Huh?! Why?! And why do you suppose Pavement pay lip service to the Ante-Nicene clergy in the song "Summer Babe"? Merely coincidence? I think not!
Look deeper friends, the truth is out there. Oh, it's out there, and it's meeting every summer at a remote camp in the Redwoods to plot global financial holocaust for the working class.
Or, you can go on thinking this record is just a simple fractured pop collection with nary a sinister intent. Maybe that's what you need to believe in order to sleep at night.

Monday, January 25, 2010

V/A - Milk For Pussy

Label: Mad Queen
Year: 1993

I believe the roster of bands on this compilation will either sell it to you or not sell it to you better than any goofy anecdote or chili-related story I could come up with could. I will say this though, this one skews to the uglier/weirder side of things, so if you're in the mood for good-time-fun-rock, you might want to steer clear. If you hate your parents, drive a shitty car, and subsist on a diet of vending machine foodstuffs, by all means peep the bands, you might be into it:
Babes In Toyland
Eleventh Dream Day
Pogo The Clown
House Of Large Sizes
Love Battery
Niggerology 2000
Shining Path
God's Acre
Kevin Finegan
Steel Pole Bath Tub
Teenage Larvae

voodoo gearshift - glue goat

released 1992

this was a band that i had first come across via the radio while living in iowa during the early 90's

they had started out in iowa city,ia...and then made the move to seattle,wa as any band of that time period not already from seattle seemed to do

so you can pretty much guess what they sounded like (i refer to them in the past tense because they split up back in 1997)...but i'll throw out 2 band names: mudhoney and soundgarden

just go with it

DL: glue goat

meathead & zeni geva - show you their duelling banjos

released 1996

this was a split 7" released in italy

you already know what zeni geva are all about

meathead were a band from italy that seemed to have really liked cop shoot cop

this was the first in a series of splits the band meathead released with other bands from the international "underground" of the early/mid 1990's called MEATHEAD AGAINST THE WORLD (ie: cop shoot cop...pain teens...scorn...babyland)

DL: meathead/zeni geva split

today is the day - temple of the morning star

released 1997

i was sitting on a hospital bed in the ER a few weeks ago and the thought "you know...i should put today is the day's TEMPLE OF THE MORNING STAR album on the blog" came into my head

and as you can see...i was quick in getting it here

i remember listening to this album back in the day and thinking (and still do) that it's one of the most pissed off things i'd ever heard

and of course i ordered the band's t-shirt with the album cover on it...which got me all kinds of looks when i'd wear it around town (and i still plan on getting it tattooed somewhere on my body because i'm a rebel like that)

take the kittens BAZOOKA AND THE HUSTLER album...any big black album...any unsane album...the dazzling killmen FACE OF COLLAPSE album...and shove them all into an empty paint can...weld it closed...shake it up and throw it into a crowded room

where was i going with that analogy?...i don't rightly know

but you get my drift

DL: temple of the morning star

Butthole Surfers - Brown and Out (A Collection of Early Demos - Rare Songs and Live Tracks 82-85)

Label: Potential Nightmare
Year: 2000

A comp I made in 2000. Lots of rare BHS stuff here dating back to the early San Antonio days. (and yes the asshole represents Capitol Records and the chunks o' dung are the band members). A good stinky one for you.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

King Buzzo on Poolside Chats With Neil Hamburger

If you have never seen the entire 50 minutes of this (mainly because highlights are posted everywhere) then you are in for a hilarious treat.
- Slander Bob
Divx Download

Dead And Gone - T.V. Baby

Label: Prank
Year: 1995

People don't ever mention Dead And Gone when they talk about the heyday of Prank Records, instead all you hear about is the fastcore stuff. And, with the exception of His Hero Is Gone, this is easily the best record Prank ever put out. Which, but the by, is no small feat, as they were pretty much killing it in the mid-Nineties with releases from Damad, Word Salad, Initial State, and In/Humanity among a long roster of crusty, raw, dirty hardcore. Prank was a great label, and was there to give the hardcore scene a kick in the ass when things were getting a bit too "emotional", and people felt like rolling on the floor and having three day zine workshops was revolutionary. Oh Nineties, you were so so ridiculous.
But I digress.
Maybe in context of what was happening around them Dead and Gone were even better. Maybe their dark, moody, fractured, tense, noise-rock approach to early Neurosis was that much cooler because they didn't sound like anyone else. Maybe? Whatever their secret, Dead And Gone delivered the goods, you got fast, slow, heavy, noisy, all the key ingredients. It's like the line from the Blues Brothers, "oh we got both kinds (of music) here, country and western". Dead and Gone gave you all the sounds you were looking for minus all the corny baggage of the era.
This record stands up today as a classic, and I think you'll like it too. And if it helps, Billie Joe Armstrong of old Gilman Street compatriots Green Day (whatever happened to that band? I thought for sure they would get really popular, but after Lookout! Records I never saw hide nor hair of them...oh well) helped record this record, and the sound is fantastic. The dudes in this band were also known affiliates of: Needles, Talk Is Poison, California Love, Mindless Mutant, Look Back And Laugh, Creeps On Candy, Blatz, Year Future, and Night After Night. Also, this is the cd version which includes the band's first 7" at the end.

Friday, January 22, 2010

v/a - left of the dial: dispatches from the 80's underground

released 2004

this was a 4 disc set released by the purveyors of all things classic...rhino records

it was slander bob's posting of pere ubu that gave me the inspiration to post this all for you

if it weren't for most of the bands on this comp...there may not have been a SGM for you to be looking at right now...and you'd have to happy with whatever shit the radio shoveled into your ear holes

believe it or not...john hughes didn't create the 1980's...but he did give us molly ringwald...and i'd like to think that she'd have listened to this back then

disc 1:
1 - rem - radio free europe
2 - the jam - going underground
3 - the cure - a forest
4 - dead kennedys - holiday in cambodia
5 - the passions - i'm in love with a german film star
6 - the replacements - i will dare
7 - mission of burma - that's when i reach for my revolver
8 - x - johnny hit and run paulene
9 - the jesus and mary chain - just like honey
10 - depeche mode - black celebration
11 - dream syndicate - tell me when it's over
12 - red hot chili peppers - hollywood (africa)
13 - new order - temptation
14 - japan - ghosts
15 - magazine - a story from under the floorboards
16 - aztec camera - oblivious
17 - husker du - don't want to know if you're lonely
18 - black flag - rise above
19 - wall of voodoo - back in flesh
20 - the go-betweens - cattle and cane

disc 2:
1 - the pretenders - message of love
2 - ultravox - vienna
3 - dinosaur jr. - freak scene
4 - the smiths - this charming man
5 - ministry - stigmata
6 - lone justice - ways to be wicked
7 - killing joke - wardance
8 - orchestral manoeuvres in the dark - enola gay
9 - the english beat - mirror in the bathroom
10 - the raincoats - fairytale in the supermarket
11 - the smithereens - behind the wall of sleep
12 - minutemen - political song for michael jackson to sing
13 - dead milkmen - punk rock girl
14 - concrete blonde - still in hollywood
15 - joy division - love will tear us apart
16 - violent femmes - blister in the sun
17 - meat puppets - lake of fire
18 - the db's - amplifier
19 - prefab sprout - when love breaks down
20 - the cramps - goo goo muck
21 - the sisters of mercy - this corrosion
22 - xtc - senses working overtime

disc 3:
1 - echo & the bunnymen - the cutter
2 - bad brains - pay to cum
3 - the sugarcubes - birthday
4 - robyn hitchcock & the egyptians - madonna of the wasps
5 - faith no more - we care a lot
6 - sonic youth - teenage riot
7 - gang of four - to hell with poverty
8 - the feelies - fa cé-la
9 - they might be giants - ana ng
10 - the chameleons uk - swamp thing
11 - nick cave and the bad seeds - the mercy seat
12 - rain parade - i look around
13 - the psychedelic furs - all that money wants
14 - the church - under the milky way
15 - public image ltd. - rise
16 - love and rockets - kundalini express
17 - green on red - gravity talks
18 - throbbing gristle - adrenalin
19 - the stone roses - she bangs the drums

disc 4:
1 - pixies - monkey gone to heaven
2 - the the - uncertain smile
3 - bahaus - bela lugosi's dead
4 - siouxsie & the banshees - christine
5 - minor threat - straight edge
6 - lyres - i want to help you ann
7 - beat happening - our secret
8 - jane's addiction - jane says
9 - julian cope - world shut your mouth
10 - kate bush - running up that hill
11 - the gun club - sex beat
12 - camper van beethoven - take the skinheads bowling
13 - suicidal tendencies - institutionalized
14 - cocteau twins - pearly-dewdrop's drops
15 - happy mondays - 24 hour party people
16 - hoodoo gurus - i want you back
17 - descendents - suburban home
18 - the pogues - a pair of brown eyes
19 - the three o'clock - jet fighter
20 - butthole surfers - moving to florida
21 - billy bragg - a new england

DL: disc 1
DL: disc 2
DL: disc 3
DL: disc 4

Cop Shoot Cop - Peel Session 1991

Label: Bootleg
Year: 1991

That John Peel and his sessions, I mean, what can you say? That show captured pretty much the cream of the crop (I suppose they also got the cream of the crap as well) over the course of more than 4000 recordings. When I was a kid, I used to always wonder "what the fuck is a 'Peel Session'?", having no idea that Peel was a last name. I assumed it was some sort of musicians slang for a quick recording or something. I was (an still am) a very simple and mostly stupid person, so you'll have to excuse me. But my first exposure were the albums and cassettes that all had the same generic gray/black/white covers with the band name across the top and then listed every other band Peel had recorded in a box below. Remember those? They were ubiquitous in every record store in the 80s, but I had no clue really what that cover meant. I would just think, "oh Siouxsie and Banshees have a new 12" out?", and then go about looking for D.R.I. cassettes or something. Actually, that's not really true, because after "Four Of A Kind" I wasn't in the market for any new D.R.I., so I rarely scoured the bins looking for them. C.O.C., maybe, but not D.R.I.
Sidebar: bands today don't employ the acronym as moniker like they used to. Why is that?
Back to this post: So here's the first Cop Shoot Cop Peel Session (they recorded again in 1992), and it's four songs, all bruisers, all pristinely recorded, and all awesome. If you're a fan, you really need these versions, they're great.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


CD1 : '1975-1977'  
CD2 : '1978-1979'  
CD3 : '1980-1982'  
CD4 : '390° Of Simulated Stereo, Vol. 2' (Live recordings)
CD5 : 'Terminal Drive' (Rarities)

A Must Have for any collection. - Slander Bob

Honeymoon Killers - Hung Far Low

Label : Fist Puppet
Released : 1991

 One of my favorite records of 1991. Heavy, noisy, and bluesy stooge like rock n roll. A supergroup, if you will featuring Jon Spencer(Pussy Galore, Boss Hogg, JSBX), Russell Simins (JSBX, Crunt), Jerry Teel (Chrome Cranks, Boss Hogg), and I'm not sure what other bands that bassist Lisa Wells played with. The guitars on this recording sound like they were amplified through dumpsters, giving them a heavy spacious growl. Dig into this one. - Slander Bob


And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Peel Session - 04-30-02

Label: Bootleg
Year: 2002

Seems like a lot of dudes cooler than I'll ever be, think this band stinks. Or at least think the dudes in the band stink. Or something stinks, somewhere, could be me. For real, it could be me. I made a sizzling pot of chili for dinner tonight which my wife commented "tasted a lot like beer" then adding, "the kids should sleep well tonight". The alcohol cooks out though right, so it's not like it's child abuse or anything.
Chili is great, I could eat that shit morning, noon, and night. Beans, onions, peppers, tomatoes, beer, ground turkey, spices, cheese, sour cream, scallions, cilantro, garlic...fuck. That's what life is all about, eating chili you know? And I mean that both literally and metaphorically, as most of my missives work on two levels. Or at least they're bi-level. Maybe I mean split level instead.
What does that have to do with this? And (started a sentence with "and", so what?) what does chili have to do with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead?
That's for you to figure out.
I'm hungry.

lost sounds - black wave

released 2001

with the recent passing of jay reatard...someone asked that an album from these guys (and girl) get posted

this was a band jay reatard played guitar/keyboards/sang for back in the late 90's/early 00's

music-wise...they were an amalgamation of the cramps...the b52's...and devo...and siouxsie and the banshees playing in a garage

DL: black waves

Monday, January 18, 2010

Whitey (ex-Glazed Baby)

Label : Potential Nightmare
Released : 2010

 Whitey is the aftermath of dicked-over major label act Glazed Baby. Whitey was formed by Glazed Baby front man and bassist Andy, sometime in 2006 (that's my guess). This is a comp of material that spans over four releases. If you like what you hear, stroll on over to the band's website and check what they have for sale, and if they happen to hit your town, go see them live. - Slander Bob



Label: Hit & Run
Released 1990

I *heart* the internet & this album is great! Without the internet there would have been little chance in hell that I would have been able to track this LP down & I'm glad I did. One of those strange albums that was recorded many years before it was released. Originally recorded in 1983 but not making it to vinyl until 1990. Probably ahead of their time the album has a post punk sound but to me it doesn't sound like 1983. Formed in Cleveland by the late & great Jim Jones and joined by ex-Kneecappers singer Chris Yarmock, bassist Charlie Ditteaux and drummer Linda Hudson. This should appeal to all that visit here.


After posting this I've just found out that there is a CD/DVD just released of all the work that they put out. So to respect the work that the label did in putting this out then I shall post the link for that here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

minor threat - 12xu

released 1991

"why'd the punk cross the road? because ian told him to"

this is made up of 2 shows they did at a vfw hall in washington,dc in 1982 (date ?) and 3.4.83 that got released on vinyl (12" to be exact)

1 - intro
2 - little friend
3 - straight edge
4 - filler
5 - stand up
6 - 12xu
7 - bottled violence
8 - i don't want to hear it
9 - out of step
10 - small man,big mouth
11 - seeing red
12 - screaming at a wall
13 - not the same blues
14 - guilty of being white
15 - out of step
16 - steppin' stone
17 - look back and laugh
18 - small man,big mouth
19 - seeing red
20 - filler

DL: 12xu

ed gein's car - you light up my liver: live at cbgb!

released 1986

some old school punk rawk from new yawk

if you like black flag...misfits...minor threat...ramones...(insert old school punk band here) can get drunk and belligerent and smash into things to this too

1 - r-a-p-e
2 - my choice
3 - too old to die young
4 - the petting zoo
5 - middle age
6 - my life's a game
7 - selby
8 - last caress*
9 - a girl just like you
10 - annette
11 - boo fuckin' hoo
12 - bars and brick
13 - surf nazis
14 - we're not your world
15 - brain dead baby
16 - father gets home
17 - progress
18 - ay-ay

*=misfits cover

DL: you light up my liver: live at cbgb!

Chain Gang - Perfumed

Label: Matador
Year: 1993

At some point I remember seeing a request for this record in the forum section, it was awhile back. The name of the band didn't ring any bells, so I went along with business until, while rifling through some cds, looking for songs for the next SGM Radio show (Sundays afternoons!), I came across this one. I have no idea where it came from, when I got it, or why I have it. I don't think I've ever listened to it, until I put it on the computer. Mysterious, no?
And don't let the release date fool you, the songs on this compilation were recorded as far back as 1976 all the way through 1988. What is it, you ask? Uh, good question. The band was from New York, and were contemporaries of all the first wave New York punk and new wave bands, so you have some of that sound in here. Maybe some Television mixed with Pere Ubu (I realize that strays from New York), some straight up shouting, noisy punk with some Johnny Thunders bar rock thrown in? I'm not sure. This genre ain't my thing, so I'm not sure how to describe this accurately.
It's interesting, I'll say that much. It's a missing link of sorts in the New York music timeline, and if you're an adventurous listener I think you'll dig it.

dinosaur jr - a tribute to charlie christian

this was a show the band played in richmond,va on 9.20.87

whether or not it's an actual tribute to jazz guitarist charlie christian...only the band knows

1 - severed lips
2 - in a jar
3 - the lung
4 - kracked
5 - tarpit
6 - does it float
7 - lose
8 - raisins
9 - mountain man
10 - let it ride
11 - no bones
12 - freak scene
13 - yeah we know
14 - sludgefeast

DL: a tribute to charlie christian

local h - as good as dead

released 1996

i was turned onto this illinois two-some via a mixtape a friend of mine from new york made me (she used the songs "high-fiving mf" and "bound for the floor")

and after giving the tape a thorough listening...i went right out and bought this album

i liked to tell people that this was an unreleased nirvana album...and most of them believed me...even the friend that was a huge (read: HUGE) nirvana fan (what can i say...some of the people i used to hang out with were a little thick...and by that i mean "not so smart"...perv)

the band always got compared to nirvana...and for good reason...they took everything that was nirvana and doled it out between 2 people...and they did it right...from dave's bombastic kurt's chainsaw guitars and krist's plodding basslines

you've got no taste in music
and you really love our band....

DL: as good as dead

Thursday, January 14, 2010


RIP Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.

Life's too weird man. Rock stars are supposed to die of drug overdoses or high speed car crashes, not falling down lifts or dying in your sleep! Just found out about this today so I thought I would post his album from 2006 which I only discovered in 2008, but certainly became the most played album while travelling around that year. Keep rocking out dude, and be sure to hi-five Satan for me as you surf the lake of fire (as of course, Rock'n'Roll is the devils music!).


cupid club car - join our club

released 1993

these folks were brought up in a conversation grAy and i had i decided to share with the rest of you

this music is something i like to refer to as "pajama party music" (kind of like beat happening...but better)

it was made up of 3/5 of the band the nation of ulysses (vocalist: ian svenonius...drummer: james canty...bassist: steve gamboa)...and kim thompson (later of the band the delta 72)

this was their only release

DL: join our club

the jesus lizard - inch

released 2009

you probably already know the story with this

touch and go records remastered the PURE/HEAD/GOAT/LIAR/DOWN albums last year...and then they thought they'd give the music nerds even more to celebrate by remastering and releasing some 7" that had been out of print for quite awhile...and then they upped the ante by making only 2000 sets available on one day and one day only (april 18th...record store day)

and this is what you got in a handy little bag:

chrome/7 vs 8 7"

mouthbreather/sunday you need love 7"

wheelchair epidemic/dancing naked ladies 7"

gladiator*/seasick* 7"

puss 7"

lash 3x 7" (glamourous/deaf as a bat...lady shoes*/killer mchann*...bloody mary*/monkey trick*)

fly on the wall/white hole 7"


so snag this up while you can

this is me challenging touch and go to a staring contest

but touch and go...i love you,baby
you're the queen/king of my world

DL: inch

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fuckemos + Motards - Split 7"

Label: Little Deputy
Year: 1995

Four songs, 45 rpm, total awesomeness.
The Fuckemos have been posted here before, so you should have a general idea what they're all about, but if not, think warped, countrified, noise rock. The vocals being the real standout, as they are tweaked and modified to sound like a dying version of the Buffalo Bill character from Silence Of The Lambs. "It puts the lotion on its skin", indeed!
Motards are ripping garage-punk not unlike a Supersuckers, or maybe a bit of Zeke. Good stuff.
But honestly, the whole thing is over in under seven minutes, so put it on as the soundtrack for your next bowel movement and see if it doesn't get shit moving (literally), and if not, oh well, you can always go back to your old standby, Bette Midler. Life could be worse. What am I even talking about? For real, why are my fingers typing this shit? I need to stop. Good night.

Daddy Longhead - Cheatos

Label: Touch And Go
Year: 1991

Haven't posted any acid baked Texan music lately, so I thought I'd remedy that situation for you real quick. Daddy Longhead was a side project of Butthole Surfer Jimbo Young for his wealth of bizarre music. And while this is less harsh than the Butthole Surfers, you can certainly hear their fingerprints on it. I would say, take the "Texas weird" of Butthole Surfers, combine that with the guitar rave ups of Helios Creed, and then play some straight up FM radio rock in the distant background (Allman Brothers "cover" not withstanding), and you get the idea.
The three dudes on this particular recording have spent time in the following (very impressive) bands; Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Didjits, Ministry, Euripides Pants, DDT, Jackofficers, Areola 51, and Honky. Pretty good right? Also this was produced by Paul Leary, and has guest drumming on a couple tracks by King Coffey, in case those band names weren't enough for you.
I will say, if you are turned off by guitars soloing, and soloing, and soloing, you might want to stay away, but if you enjoy a good six string freak out, then this one is for you.

Monday, January 11, 2010

helmet - wilma's rainbow

released 1994

seeing as how grAy posted the UNSUNG 7"...i present you all with this little gem

there were 2 versions of this released: this version was released for a tour they did in australia during 1994 (the other was just a plain 'ol ep released in europe...but included 2 more songs...though both versions include some live material recorded from the same show)

1 - wilma's rainbow
2 - sinatra*
3 - fbla II*
4 - tic*
5 - just another victim*

*=recorded 7.30.94 - olympic auditorium - los angeles,ca

DL: wilma's rainbow

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Songs Covered By The Melvins

Alright, so this is going to be a double post for Shiny Grey Monotone and Ritual Room. I normally don't duplicate posts like this but I couldn't decide which it would be more suitable for, and this has to be one of the coolest things i've ever posted on either blog. This is a collection of songs that the Melvins have covered complete with some uploads of the original songs. Awesome, right? This was put together by Green Honey on the Melvins BBS forum so kudos to him for taking the time to do this and for giving me the permission to post it. Enjoy.


Leech - Green River
Way of the World - Flipper
Theme - Clown Alley
Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
Youth Of America - The Wipers
Missing - The Cows
Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
Return of the Spiders - Alice Cooper
Jerkin' Krokus - Mott The Hoople
Promise Me - Gun Club
Today, Your Love... Tomorrow, The World - Ramones
Arny - Warlock Pinchers
Boss Hoss - The Sonics
Star Spangled Banner - John Stafford Smith/Francis Scott Key
Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Adolescent Wet Dream - Pussy Galore
Butcher Town - The Ronsons
You'll Be Taken Care Of - The Ronsons
Buick MacKane - T-Rex
Lexicon Devil - The Germs
Sweet Young Thing (Ain't Sweet No More) - Mudhoney
Dreammachine - Throbbing Gristle
I Can't Shake It - The Angels
With Yo' Heart, Not Yo' Hands - Malfunkshun
Dies Irae - Wendy Carlos
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) - Peter Green
Rocket Reducer #62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa) - MC5
Making Love - Kiss
God Of Thunder - Kiss
Love Canal - Flipper
Someday - Flipper


01_ Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown)
02_ Alice Cooper - Second Coming/Ballad of Dwight Fry
03_ Alice Cooper - Halo of Flies
04_ Wings - Let Me Roll It
05_ Ace Frehley - Rip It Out
06_ Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
07_ The Germs - Lexicon Devil
08_ Kiss - Makin' Love
09_ Clown Alley - Theme
10_ The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O

01_ Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind - The Shining (Main Title) ''Dies Irae''
02_ The Moving Sidewalks - I Want To Hold Your Hand
03_ ZZ Top - Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
04_ Kiss - Goin' Blind
05_ Kyuss - Freedom Run
06_ Black Flag - Six Pack
07_ The Ad-Libs - The Boy From New York City
08_ Cream - Deserted Cities Of The Heart
09_ March of Crimes - Soup Line
10_ Devo - Smart Patrol/Mr. Dna

01_ Flipper - Sacrifice
02_ The Champs - Tequila
03_ The Cows - I'm Missing
04_ The Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs
05_ Warlock Pinchers - Arnie
06_ Lewd - Trash Can Baby
07_ Flipper - Way of the World
08_ Green River - Leech
09_ Kiss - Love Theme (from KISS)
10_ Neil Young - Rockin' in The Free World
11_ Mott the Hoople - Jerkin' Crocus
12_ Ennio Morricone - Magic and Ecstasy

01_ Original Sacred Harp Choir - New Britain (Amazing Grace)
02_ Black Flag - I've Got to Run
03_ The Sonics - Boss Hoss
04_ The Stooges - Loose
05_ Kiss - God Of Thunder
06_ Black Sabbath - Into The Void
07_ Cheap Trick - Surrender (demo)
08_ The Tubes - White Punks on Dope
09_ The Angels - Can't Shake It
10_ MC5 - Rocket Reducer #62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
11_ The Spaniels - Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

01_ Nancy Sinatra - Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
02_ Black Sabbath - Tomorrow's Dream
03_ MC5 - Poison
04_ The Who - My Generation (Live at Leeds)
05_ T-Rex - Buick Mackane
06_ Throbbing Gristle - Dreammachine
07_ Flipper - Love Canal
08_ Flipper - Someday
09_ Ramones - Today, Your Love...Tomorrow, The World
10_ AC/DC - Sin City
11_ Alice Cooper - Return of The Spiders

01_ Queen - Now I'm Here
02_ Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee
03_ The Champs - Tequila
04_ The Jesus Lizard - Blockbuster
05_ Gun Club - Promise Me
06_ Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit*
07_ Butthole Surfers - Cherub
08_ Pussy Galore - Adolescent Wet Dream
09_ Malfunkshun - With Yo' Heart (Not Yo' Hands)
10_ Green River - Leech
11_ Wipers - Youth of America

(* "The Director's Cut")

01_ Earle Hagen & Herbert W. Spencer - Theme From The Andy Griffith Show (whistle version) 02_ The Jesus Lizard - Chrome
03_ The Accüsed - Reagan's War Puppets
04_ Pink Floyd - The Nile Song
05_ Mudhoney - Sweet Young Thing (Ain't Sweet No More)
06_ Mott the Hoople - Rock N' Roll Queen
07_ Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
08_ Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
09_ Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
10_ The Cars - Candy-O
11_ Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man

(in no particular order)
Black Sabbath - Iron Man
The Stooges - Down on the Street
Blue Cheer - Parchment Farm
Kiss - Firehouse
The Cars - Just What I Needed
Gene Simmons - Living in Sin
Kiss - Detroit Rock City
Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused
Kiss - Cold Gin
Montrose - I've Got the Fire
Kiss - She
Black Sabbath - Symptom of the Universe
Kiss - I Want You

Have fun with this all you Melvins fanatics.. and thanks again, Green Honey!
On a side note, go listen to the SGM radio show. When you're done with this of course.

aural sgm

in roughly 7 hours...we take to the airwaves

we'll be having a celebration in the break room with treats provided by whomever can shove the most into their pants before leaving the grocery store (i'd like to add maple syrup to that list)

and if you just go on ahead and press your clicker down on that button provided for you over on the right side of the'll take you where you need to be

so hopefully some of you will at least tune in and let us do stuff to your ears (and on'll already have an appointment set up for you at your local free clinic)

dead kennedys - 11.19.79 - earth tavern - portland,or

fact: there's a plaster cast of jello biafra's penis floating around somewhere out there

fact: if the band once again decides to get together sans jello biafra...they should just do the smart thing and bring in actor french stewart...and he can just stand on the stage and lip sync

this is a show they played that was split up into 2 parts...the early show being for the kids...the late show being for the not kids

the early show:
1 - forward to death
2 - when ya get drafted
3 - funland at the beach
4 - dreadlocks of the suburbs
5 - drug me
6 - kill the poor
7 - kepone factory
8 - police truck
9 - the man with the dogs
10 - california uber alles
11 - holiday in cambodia
12 - chemical warfare
13 - night of the living rednecks
14 - rawhide
15 - jam

the late show:
1 - kidnap
2 - dead end
3 - your emotions
4 - kill the poor
5 - california uber alles
6 - gaslight
7 - police truck
8 - saturday night holocaust
9 - when ya get drafted
10 - the man with the dogs
11 - ill in the head
12 - holiday in cambodia
13 - chemical warfare
14 - rawhide

DL: early show
DL: late show

Saturday, January 9, 2010

v/a - we will bury you: a tribute to killdozer

released 2006

i'm assuming that you went on ahead and picked up that dazzling killmen tribute a few spaces down...and now i'm just gonna do the same about this as well

you already know who killdozer are as they're mentioned all over this blog

but for the 1 or 2 of you that don't...the short version: band forms in madison,wi back in 1983...splits up in 1996 (but did a mini reunion tour back in the fall of 2008)...and in between they cranked out something akin to bands such as scratch acid (the band actually released 7" named after david yow back in 1989)...butthole surfers...big black...actually...let's just say that they could hold their own amongst the other "pigfuck" bands...and are considered the first grunge band by some folks

still with me?

and now everything brings us to this...a tribute

and seeing as how none of you are paying tribute to the band (as with the dazzling killmen)...these folks have taken it upon themselves to do it


disc 1:
1 - killdozer - disco inferno*
2 - red max - king of sex
3 - powerwagon - piledriver
4 - cash money - lupus
5 - kung pao - space:1999
6 - mt. shasta - knuckles the dog
7 - season to risk - cotton bolls
8 - scrid - porky's dad
9 - the ed gein fan club - ed gein**
10 - leopold - enemy of the people
11 - elvis '77 - big song of hell
12 - ninja school - hot 'n' tot
13 - haze xxl - going to the beach
14 - meatjack - new pants and shirt

disc 2:
1 - killdozer - king of sex (butch vig remix)*
2 - ed gein - brainerd
3 - wendy buggati - a man's gotta be a man to be a man
4 - no moss - hamburger martyr
5 - jj paradise players club - cotton bolls
6 - gorch fok - free love in amsterdam
7 - corruption is king - final market
8 - droids attack - the pig was cool
9 - rocket fuel is the key - working hard,or hardly working?
10 - hunchback - a mother has a hard road
11 - if i had a hi-fi - the buzzard
12 - speedloader - daddy's boy
13 - skintones - the nobbies
14 - echo-static - cannonball run III: revenge of the dumbass!

*=previously unreleased
**=featuring haze xxl's tom hazlemyer

DL: disc 1
DL: disc 2

piss factory - self-titled

released 1993

you like L7?

you dig joan jett?

well...this is like joan jett and donita sparks living in the same body fronting L7

so if you're down that that whole snarly-i-don't-need-to-shave-anything-whateva-i-do-what-i-want business that goes by the name of riot grrrl...get ready to get those panties in a bunch

DL: piss factory

v/a - digging out the switch again: a tribute to the dazzling killmen

released 2002

you all know who the dazzling killmen are,yeah?

if need to hunt down their album FACE OF COLLAPSE like yesterday (is it on the blog?'ll just have to find out for yourself,kid)

you know that whole math rock thing that sprang up in the midwest during the late 1980's?...these boys from st.louis,mo kicked everything up a notch (though they'd fall under the heading of math rock's burlier old brother that goes by the name of mathcore along with bands like slint/don caballero...and later influencing bands like the dillinger escape plan/coalesce/converge)

and when they they split up back in 1995...members went onto play in bands such as colossamite/sicbay/brise-glace

you like the band
some bands like the band

but i don't see you releasing a tribute to the band...

1 - fine china superbone - bone fragments
2 - the ed kemper trio - windshear
3 - el daetro - painless one
4 - chris trull & danny mclain - killing fever
5 - the conformists - torture
6 - the real chad - reactor
7 - panicsville - serpentarium
8 - rotard - staring contest
9 - gezoleen - code blue
10 - craw - my lacerations

DL: digging out the switch again

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dinosaur Jr - Live At The Blue Note 04-12-06

Label: Bootleg
Year: 2006

Please excuse the soundman during the first track, he's still farting around with levels. Beyond that, what you get is pretty good quality (my only complaint is that the vocals are too high in the mix) set. Maybe a B-? Sure. B-.
The tracks date back to "Dinosaur" (1985) all the way through "Bug" (1988), which, I suppose, is in deference to the O.G. lineup. And that's fine and all, but it means you get nothing off of "Green Mind", and no offense to Lou Barlow, but that record slays and it's be nice to hear some of those choice jams. I have now idea if the newly reformed band is playing material that the three current (and original) members didn't all play on, or if they are staying away from those songs. I don't know because I was never a huge fan of their Neil Youngish take on sludge, so the nostalgia trip isn't all that inviting. That's not to say they aren't a great band, or that their records aren't good, or that J Mascis can't shred my face off. That's all true stuff, it's just that at the actual time of their existence they were a little too "soft" (that's what she said) for me. I mean, when you compare them to Corrosion Of Conformity, or whatever I was bumpin' out of the jam box at the jump ramp session, then yes, they are kinda soft. But, in the pantheon of modern rock music, they will go down as an all time great, deftly melding pop hooks in some gnarly rock, buried under a mountain of screaming, feedbacking guitar.
Good shit.

big boys - the fat elvis

released 1993

what better time to post this album

in case you didn't's his birthday today...and you should all take some time out of your day to sit and eat a fried peanut butter 'nana sammich while reading the elvis bible (aka "medical dictionary")....but don't do it in the bathroom

the big boys were a band out of austin,tx during the late 70's/early 80's...they brought the funk to punk...and are considered one of the first hardcore bands as well as having a helping hand in the making of skate rock

after the band split up in 1984...members went onto bands like scratch acid (drummer rey washam)...poison 13 (guitarist tim kerr and bassist chris gates)...and cargo cult (vocalist randy turner....who died back in 2005 from hepatitis c)

so if you're down with stuff like early red hot chili peppers...minutemen...any old school punk in general...

DL: the fat elvis

unsane - 1998 - sweden

we've gone on a little too long with the not having any unsane around these parts

so now you get to hear them stand in front of some folks and do what they do

1 - sick
2 - commited
3 - over me
4 - lead
5 - hazmat
6 - can't see
7 - scam
8 - out
9 - scrape
10 - alleged
11 - ha,ha,ha
12 - swim
13 - empty cartridge
14 - get off my back

DL: unsane in sweden
(link fixed)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

melvins - 7.15.96 - cellophane square - seattle,wa

it's been a bit (see what i did there?) since we've had anything melvins up in this piece

this is the release party for the STAG album

1 - at the stake
2 - revolve
3 - roadbull
4 - buck owens
5 - the bloat
6 - the bit
7 - skin horse
8 - antioxidote

DL: stag release party

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Unwound - Live in Seattle - 10-26-99

Label: Bootleg
Year: 1999

More Unwound! More live! More exclamation points!
This particular bootleg is not of as high a fidelity as the previous two that have been posted on this site, but it's certainly listenable, maybe a C+ audience recording. Also, the mp3 tags are fooked, and I promise that I tried to fix them, but my meager computing skillz left a lot to be desired. Maybe when you load this into the mp3 player of your choice, you can fix them.

Beyond that, what more need to be said? It's a fucking Unwound show. What the fuck? Fuck shit up.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Daisy Chainsaw - Hope Your Dreams Come True

Label: One Little Indian
Year: 1992

First off, this particular version of this release is an anomaly. It is neither the original 12" version from Deva Records, nor the maxi-cd (remember those?) released by One Little Indian. Instead it was labeled as "US promo cdep", with no record label. So, your guess is as good as mine.
Musically, I had forgotten what this band sounded like, but was under the impression it was kind of a Babes In Toyland type racket. And while that vibe is present on to songs, the other two have a much lazier, hazier, goth-inspired, 4ad type English steez.
Not really my thing, not really my thing at all, but I figured that some folks who frequent this ghetto of a website might remember this band, or like them, or what have you.
If you like it, yay! If you hate it, boo!
I apologize readers...I didn't try very hard on this one. I'll do better next time.

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