Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hoaries - Crudforms vol. 3

Label: self released
Year: 2018

Look who's back in the U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Survived the English capitol without being locked in (or even seeing) the London Dungeon. Did see the Tower of London though...which was pretty sick.

Hey, you know what else is sick (segue alert), this Hoaries record! The third in an apparent series of "Crudforms", whatever that means to them. What it means to you is a very familiar tightly coiled noise rock that lashes out with terse guitar stabs and shouted vocals. Lots of elements that you will undoubtedly find enjoyment in (so long as you enjoy a good challenge [physical and mental]). And you like bands like Arcwelder, Bitch Magnet, Johnboy, and maybe a Steel Pole Bath Tub. That type of thing.

Ok, I'm off to do American shit (gain weight and get a mediocre education), but we will talk soon!


Thursday, July 12, 2018

V/A - The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Label: Insolito
Year: 1998

Listen up everybody; I'm heading out on vacation starting tomorrow. Deuces, imma get my rest and relaxation on.
What does that mean to you? Probably not much. Unless you live in London and want to buy me beer/records/vegan food/party with my children. But chances are, that's not the case. Chances you are you won't even notice. And that's perfectly ok.
But, since I do feel a since (a minor sense, if we're being honest) of obligation to you, the reader, I want to leave the country (U-S-A!, U-S-A!) having posted the best music I can post (today...who knows about tomorrow, or next month, or next year).

And in that spirit, please find below the criminally underrated triple 7" release, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. A convocation of some of the burliest, most fucked up bangers formerly working the darkened streets of hardcore, noise rock, grindcore....just loud music type streets. Dead end, shitty streets.

The first 7" is:
La Gritona

The second 7" is:

The third 7" is:
Ice Nine
Discordance Axis
Apartment 213
Devoid Of Faith
Enemy Soil

Right? That pretty much tells you what you need to know.

Footnote: again...I swear to Yahweh that I posted this years ago, but when I search the archives it's not there...are there ghosts and ghouls afoot in the archives?

Alright, well, I'll see you on the other side, barring any unforeseen instances or international incidents. Be well.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

White Zombie - Gods On A Voodoo Moon

Label: self released
Year: 1985

Before he was know by the Zombie surname, and before all the thunder kissing and "yeeeeaahs" that would bring White Zombie fame and fortune, they were a scrappy, noisy, underground rock band that took their cues from punk, death rock, and noise rock. And it being 1985, and the band being broke, and recording studios being in short supply, this release SOUNDS like a scrappy, noisy, underground rock band from 1985. It's raw and wobbly (this file comes form the cassette release, complete with occasional warps), but if you like your Pussy Galore mixed with Helios Creed and 45 Grave, then this one is for you.
Numero Group gave this a proper remastering and re-release in 2016, but...that shit's expensive. This version has the two extra cassette tracks not on the original 7" version.

Wonder what ever happened to these guys....(actually, one of them turned up in Dead Heavens...but the others...who knows?)


Friday, July 6, 2018

Mannequin / Transistor Transistor - Mannequin / Transistor Transistor split 7"

Label: Robotic Empire
Year: 2003

Another, "didn't we post this already?" post.
But's worth it.
Mannquin play a punk'd out, blown out, peddle to the metal version of Nirvana. The older version of Nirvana that was playing punk'd out, blown out, peddle to the metal versions of Wipers songs and stuff. Members of Pygmy Lush, Pg. 99, Crestfallen, Haram, Passing Phases, Big Hush, Nit-Pic, and whatnot.
Transistor Transistor (so nice they named 'em twice) also tap into a Sub Pop-y circa 1991 vein, but with a little more of the mid-90's Gravity Records sensibility...they scream more. Sort of a Dead And Gone meets grunge arrangement. Dark and lovely.Members of Trap Them, and this and that.

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