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Descendents - Two Things At Once


Band: Descendents
Album: Two Things At Once
Country: USA

Just like the title says, this album complies Milo Goes to College and the Bonus Fat EP, both of which are great releases, conveniently packaged on one record. All that mischievous teenage skaters could appreciate is here, classics like "Myage," "I'm Not a Loser," "Bikeage," and "Hope." But for all those who already own their "best of" (Somery, which features the previously mentioned songs), other less-known hits such as "Marriage," "I'm Not a Punk," and "Catalina" are exclusive to this release.

1 Myage 2:01
2 I Wanna Be A Bear 0:43
3 I'm Not A Loser 1:29
4 Parents 1:38
5 Tonyage 0:56
6 M-16 0:43
7 I'm Not A Punk 1:04
8 Catalina 1:48
9 Suburban Home 1:40
10 Statue Of Liberty 1:59
11 Kabuki Girl 1:11
12 Marriage 1:40
13 Hope 2:00
14 Bikeage 2:14
15 Jean Is Dead 1:33
16 My Dad Sucks 0:37
17 Mr. Bass 2:06
18 I Like Food 0:17
19 Hey Hey 1:33
20 Weinerschnitzel 0:12
21 Global Probing 1:08
22 Ride The Wild 2:31
23 It's A Hectic World 1:56


The Fall - Room To Live


Band: The Fall
Album: Room To Live
Country: UK
Release Date: 1982

Room to Live originally appeared in 1982 and remains as essential to the Fall's discography as the previous year's Slates EP. Room to Live was similarly one of the great Fall collections of this era that was too short to be called an album and too long to be an EP or single. Its seven tracks epitomize the "Undilutable Slang Truth!" -- the phrase scrawled across the cover -- which in Mark E. Smith dialect translates as possibly the most archly political and scathing collection of diatribes the Manchester legend spewed forth onto record during what is arguably the group's creative peak. Room to Live marks one of the most inspired periods of the group, the era that produced the masterful Hex Enduction Hour and was in part fueled in by the political upheaval in England circa 1982 during the Falklands War (the subject became a bone of contention with many artists, yet few railed so spitefully as the Fall). Mark E. Smith is at his very best lyrically when getting riled up against the middle class, such as on "Hard Life in Country" and the hilarious "Solicitor in Studio." The latter track gathers a chugging momentum until peaking in uncontrollable feedback, and contains some of the most experimental and risky instrumental behavior his supporting cast ever brought to the studio. Room to Live may be a short, sharp stab of chaos, yet it remains undeniably one of the greatest pieces of post-punk genius the group ever recorded.

1 Joker Hysterical Face 4:48
2 Marquis Cha-Cha 4:31
3 Hard Life in Country 6:11
4 Room to Live 4:15
5 Detective Instinct 5:43
6 Solicitor In Studio 5:21
7 Papal Visit 5:32
8 Fantastic Life 5:20
9 Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul 3:10


Devo - Old Waldorf 1978


Band: DevoAlbum: Old Waldorf 1978Country: USATrack 1-19: Live at Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA - 1978-11-10; Track 20-25: Live in Akron, OH - 1974 1. Wiggley World [Live] (2:51) 2. Pink Pussycat [Live] (3:16) 3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Live] (2:53) 4. Too Much Paranoids [Live] (2:24) 5. Praying Hands [Live] (3:00) 6. Uncontrollable Urge [Live] (3:11) 7. Mongoloid [Live] (3:14) 8. Jacko Homo [Live] (4:07) 9. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA [Live] (6:39) 10. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') [Live] (3:53) 11. Dj: 1st Encore [Live] (0:57) 12. Come Back Jonee [Live] (3:32) 13. Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy) [Live] (3:30) 14. (Unknown) [Live] (0:45) 15. Devo Corporate Anthem [Live] (1:33) 16. Dj: 2nd Encore [Live] (1:18) 17. Red Eye Express [Live] (2:53) 18. The Words Get Stuck in My Throat [Live] (5:06) 19. Dj: Outro [Live] (0:41) 20. Intro to Fraulein [Live] (1:07) 21. Fraulein [Live] (3:23) 22. Intro to Lt Casanova [Live] (1:21) 23. The Death of Lt Casanova [Live] (5:03) 24. Intro to Midget [Live] (0:52) 25. Midget [Live] (3:04)Link Part 1Link Part 2[...]

The Fall - The Infotainment Scan


Band: The FallAlbum: The Infotainment ScanCountry: USARelease Date: 2006Returning to the indie label world with a bang, the Fall unleashed a winner and a half with The Infotainment Scan, one of the band's most playful yet sharp-edged releases. The choice of covers alone gives a sense of where Smith's head was at -- tackling Lee Perry's "Why Are People Grudgeful?" is one tall order to start with, while a cover of the novelty tripe "I'm Going to Spain" is just silly fun (even if the guitar does sound like early Cure!). Even more astounding, though, is what the band does to the Sister Sledge disco classic "Lost in Music" -- nobody will ever mistake Smith's singing for that of the threesome, but the band's overall performance is an honest to God tribute to the tight but full Chic Organization sound. Craig Scanlon throws in some scratchy work around the edges, but otherwise the group takes it as it is and does a great job. As for the originals, Smith and crew are in fine form once again, Scanlon, Steve Hanley, Dave Bush, and Simon Wolstencroft once again a dynamic, inventive unit. After the explicitly techno nods of the recent past, Infotainment balances that off with more straight-ahead rock, though with Wolstencroft's strong, sharp drumming still setting a brisk, danceable pace while Scanlon whips up his usual brand of tight, memorable riffing and Bush adds subtle textures and catchy melodies. One of the best numbers is the explicitly Gary Glitter-styled romp "Glam Racket," a great shout-along, while the beat-crazy "A Past Gone Mad" wins for this line alone: "And if I ever end up like U2/Slit my throat with a garden vegetable." "The League of Bald-Headed Men" also deserves note, as does another strong motorik-inspired number, "It's a Curse." Best song title of the bunch? "Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room," with a high-strung and aggressive arrangement to boot. [In 2006 the Sanctuary/Castle label reissued The Infotainment Scan with a bonus disc including two radio sessions for the BBC, the Why Are People Grudgeful? single in total, and seven unreleased outtakes and alternate versions.]CD11.Ladybird (Green Grass)4:002.Lost In Music3:503.Glam-Racket3:134.I'm Going To Spain3:285.It's A Curse5:206.Paranoia Man In Cheap Sh*t Room4:287.Service4:138.The League Of Bald-Headed Men4:099.A Past Gone Mad4:2110.Light/Fireworks3:4911.Why Are People Grudgeful?4:3212.League Moon Monkey Mix4:37CD21.Ladybird (Green Grass) Peel session4:052.Strychnine (Peel session)2:543.Service (Peel session)3:364.Paranoia Man in Cheap Sh*t Room (Peel session)4:195.Glam Racket (Mark Goodier session)3:346.War (Mark Goodier session)2:367.15 Ways (Mark Goodier session)2:518.A Past Gone Mad (Mark Goodier session)4:359.Why Are People Grudgeful? (Permanent single)4:2810.Glam Racket (Permanent single)3:3311.The Re-Mixer (Permanent single)6:0312.Lost in Music (Permanent single)3:5013.A Past Gone Mad (alternate version)4:3814.Instrumental outtake3:4315.Service (instrumental demo)4:4116.Glam Racket (instrumental demo)3:1717.Lost in Music (mix 3)4:3918.Lost in Music (mix 7)4:3519.Lost in Music (mix 14)4:30Link Part 1Link Part 2[...]

Trunble Funk - Early Singles


Band: Trouble Funk
Album: Early Singles
Country: USA
Release Date: 1997

While Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers were longer lived and E.U. scored the biggest national hit, Trouble Funk was the best and most interesting group to come out of the Washington, D.C., go-go scene, and its relentless pursuit of the good groove, propelled by buoyant horn charts, P-Funk-inspired keyboard lines, and tireless percussion jams, was a potent and satisfying reminder in the dying days of the disco era of just how joyous, muscular, and human good dance music could sound. This compilation (released by former D.C. resident and longtime fan Henry Rollins -- yep, that Henry Rollins) features eight cuts from the band's early, self-released 12" singles, where Trouble Funk could stretch out its tracks to eight to ten minutes without outside influences urging the band to shoot for something more commercial or radio-friendly; this is go-go with enough grease for purists and enough groove to win converts, including the epochal "Supergrit," "So Early in the Morning," and an idiosyncratic reworking of Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express." A valuable archival release that will also give you enough fuel to set the dancefloor burning all night long.

1.Super Grit10:18
2.E Flat Boogie5:26
4.Roll Wit It7:16
5.Latin Funk5:03
6.Get Down With Your Get Down8:43
7.Trouble Funk Express6:46
8.So Early In The Morning7:04


Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse


Band: Butthole SurfersAlbum: Rembrandt PussyhorseCountry: USARelease Date: 1986Everything seems to start almost normally on Pussyhorse with "Creep in the Cellar," even with the rather gone violin line -- Haynes is intelligible, the piano part is quiet serene. Then again, Haynes is talking about the creep in question doing things like taking off his skin, so clearly all is still at least somewhat tweaked in Surferland. The rest of the album makes that pretty clear; if not quite as strong as Psychic...Powerless, Pussyhorse is still a strong slice of homegrown art/psychedelia gone to a murky hell. Gentler songs like "Sea Ferring" still have a distinct queasiness to them, its sea chanty feeling undercut by the nagging bassline and Haynes' yelps. When the group goes totally nuts, as on a drum-blasting, squiggly voiced cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman" that makes the later Lenny Kravitz version seem like the redundant slice of nostalgia it is, no prisoners are taken. "Perry" is another definite nutter, with Haynes or somebody talking about this and that to his "baby" over a slow, organ-heavy groove. This said, the trick about Pussyhorse, and arguably why it's slightly lesser than Psychic...Powerless, is its overall subtlety in comparison. Things are more dark and gloomy throughout, downright gothic, even, with the organ start and whispery lyrics of "Strangers Die Everyday" being a good example. Leary keeps his playing low and strange throughout, fitting in with new bassist Pinkus rather well as a result. Get past the slight surprise of not always hearing the Surfers going near-all out most of the time, though, and Pussyhorse is still mighty fine, whether talking about the drony guitar weirdness opening "Whirling Hall of Knives" or the echo-treated reprise of "In the Cellar." CD versions of Pussyhorse conveniently include the Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis EP.1.Creep in the Cellar2:052.Sea Ferring3:593.American Women5:324.Waiting for Jimmy to Kick2:205.Strangers Die Everyday3:096.Perry3:317.Whirling Hall of Knives4:448.Mark Says Alright4:079.In the Cellar3:1810.Moving to Florida (Bonus Track)4:3211.Comb (Bonus Track)4:5712.To Parter (Bonus Track)4:2013.Tornadoes (Bonus Track)2:37Link[...]

Beastie Boys - Randy's Rodeo



Band: Beastie Boys
Album: Randy's Rodeo (Live At City Gardens, Trenton, NJ)
Country: USA
Release Date: 1992

1. Ricky Powell’s Intro
2. To All The Girls
3. Slow & Low
4. Shake Your Rump
5. Pass The Mic
6. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun>
7. Rhyming & Stealing
8. Time For Livin’
9. Egg Raid On Mojo
10. In 3’s (Instrumental)
11. POW
12. Live at PJ’s
13. Stand Together
14. Posse In Effect
15. A Year & A Day/Posse In Effect pt 2
16. Jimmy James
17. Sounds of Silence
18. Finger Lickin Good

1. This One’s for Todd
2. High Plains Drifter
3. So Whatcha Want?
4. Paul Revere
5. The Maestro
6. Groove Holmes (Instrumental)
7. Something’s Got To Give
8. Lighten Up
9. Gratitude
10. Stand Up (Minor Threat Cover)
11. Time To Get Ill
12. Shadrach

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Young Marble Giant - Colossal Youth & Collected Works


Band: Young Marble GiantAlbum: Colossal Youth & Collected WorksCountry: UKRelease Date: 1980Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth is a collection of sparse, evocative tunes emphasizing Alison Stratton's floating vocals and minimal guitar/organ/bass/drum machine arrangements. Comparable to little else from its time or since, this is rock music at its most austere. The original album had 15 songs; subsequent CD editions added a few more. But the 2007 edition on Domino is the one to buy, pushing the total to 46 tracks, with additions from the Testcard EP, the 1979 "Final Day" single, the Salad Days album, a compilation cut, and a 1980 session for John Peel -- everything they ever did, in fact.One of the most distinctive albums of the UK post-punk scene -- spare, stripped-down, and completely sublime! Where most of their contemporaries grabbed the world by doing more, Young Marble Giants made their mark by doing less -- just a bit of bass, some scratchy guitar, thin keyboards, and simple beats -- all topped by the light vocals of Alison Statton -- sweet and dreamy, but also a bit cold at times too! The approach is quite unique, and hard to describe accurately -- but all these decades later, the set still stands as one of the purest moments of genius from a scene that had plenty of genius to offer! Titles include "Searching For Mr Right", "Constantly Changing", "Include Me Out", "The Taxi", "NITA", "Colossal Youth", "Music For Evenings", and "Credit In the Straight World". 3CD package features a wealth of extra material too! CD 2 features 26 tracks pulled from the incredible Testcard EP, plus the "Final Day" single, the Salad Days album, and even their "Ode To Booker T" from the Is The War Over compilation! CD 3 features a John Peel session from 1980 -- with 5 more tracks -- and the package also includes a thick booklet too, with images, photos, and long notes on the group by Simon Reynolds. CD11.Searching for Mr. Right3:002.Include Me Out1:583.The Taxi2:074.Eating Noddemix2:045.Constantly Changing2:046.N.I.T.A.3:317.Colossal Youth1:548.Music for Evenings3:029.The Man Amplifier3:1510.Choci Loni2:3711.Wurlitzer Jukebox2:4512.Salad Days2:0113.Credit in the Straight World2:2814.Brand-New-Life2:5015.Wind in the Rigging2:25CD21.This Way1:412.Posed by Models1:243.The Clock1:394.Clicktalk2:425.Zebra Trucks1:336.Sporting Life1:047.Final Day1:438.Radio Silents1:539.Cakewalking2:4910.Ode to Booker T3:0311.Have Your Toupee Ready1:0912.N.I.T.A.4:2813.Brand-New-Life2:5414.Zebra Trucks1:3315.Choci Loni2:1416.Wind in the Rigging2:3817.The Man Shares His Meal With His Beast4:2418.The Taxi2:0319.Constantly Changing2:0620.Music for Evenings2:5721.Credit in the Straight World2:1222.Eating Noddemix2:0123.Ode to Booker T3:0124.Radio Silents2:5225.Hayman1:2626.Loop the Loop2:59CD31.Searching for Mr. Right2:362.Brand-New-Life2:483.Final Day1:574.N.I.T.A.3:435.Posed By Models1:31Link Part 1Link Part 2[...]

Pure Hell - Noise Addiction


Band: Pure HellAlbum: Noise AddictionCountry: USARelease Date: 2005In 1974, on the streets of Philadelphia, a band unlike any other was formed. They called themselves Pretty Poison. The band consisted of Stinker (Kenny Gordon) on vocals, Chip Wreck (Preston Morris III) on guitar, Lenny Steel (Kerry Boles) on bass, and Spider (Michael Sanders) on drums. They had a sound so ahead of its time that the music industry was not yet ready for it. They coupled the punk sound of the New York bands of the time with a harder, faster heavy metal edge unheard before. Their unique sound was a result of Gordon's berserk choreography and Morris's needling guitar riffs, while Steel and Spider added a synchronized barrage with no nonsense execution to the arsenal.Inspired by the famous fuel-altered dragster, they changed their name to Pure Hell in 1975. Soon after, they moved to New York City where they played with bands like the New York Dolls, Sid Vicious, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, The Dead Boys, The Stimulators, Richard Hell, The Germs, The Nuns, The Cramps and more. In 1978 Pure Hell headlined a tour of the UK, with bands like The UK Subs, Wilko Johnson, Vermilion & the Aces and more opening for them. While in the UK, their only original record was released. It was a single released by their manager Curtis Knight on his label, Golden Sphinx Records. The songs on the single were “These Boots Were Made for Walking” and “No Rules.” The single charted in the top 40 charts in the UK. During the same year, a full length album was recorded but was never released. It did not surface again for 26 years…1.Noise Addiction1:562.Hard Action2:293.Lame Brain3:104.I Feel Bad2:305.Wild One3:326.Rot in the Doghouse2:217.No Rules2:268.Thrillers of Oz1:579.Spoiled Sport1:4510.Courageous Cat3:3111.These Boots Are Made For Walking2:4712.American4:0913.The Girl With the Hungry Eyes1:3114.I Want Your Body1:4715.Future2:11Link[...]

The Weirdos


Band: WeirdosAlbum: Demos & RehearsalsCountry: USARelease Date: 197?1. Bad [Demo] 2:20 2. It Means Nothing [Demo] 2:33 3. Scream Baby Scream [Demo] 1:55 4. We Got the Neutron Bomb [Demo] 2:10 5. Life of Crime [Demo] 2:17 6. Teenage [Demo] 2:38 7. Why Do You Exist? [Demo] 1:46 8. Destroy All Music [Demo] 1:36 9. Do the Dance [Demo] 1:20 10. Message From the Underworld [Demo] 2:15 11. Go Kid Hugo [Demo] 2:03 DownloadBand: WeirdosAlbum: Weird World Volume 1Country: USARelease Date: 1991It's rather ironic that while Los Angeles was the capitol of the American recording industry in the mid-to-late '70s, most of the seminal bands of the original New York punk rock scene (the Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, Talking Heads) were able to score major-label contracts, but nearly all of their West Coast contemporaries were ignored, having to rely on fledgling independent labels like Dangerhouse or What? if they wanted to be heard on plastic. Consequently, several important bands, such as Crime and the Screamers, managed to slip through the cracks without ever releasing a proper album, and the Weirdos, who were one of the first major bands to emerge from the L.A. punk underground, broke up in 1981 without making an LP. (They did reunite for a spell in the 1990s, recording an album called Condor with the help of friend and fan Flea.) Fortunately, the Weirdos did manage to release a handful of singles and EPs during their 1977-1981 heyday, as well as demoing plenty of material that never saw release, and Weird World, Vol. 1 collects 14 superb cuts that set the record straight -- the Weirdos were, quite simply, one of the best and brightest American bands of punk's first wave. Dix Denney's hard, angular guitar lines suggested melody without sacrificing any of his propulsive punch, while the various rhythm sections were invariably tight, hard-driving, and energetic (the band went through four drummers and five bassists in five years; one of the group's bass players, Cliff Roman, was originally their rhythm guitarist, and wrote a handful of superb songs, including "Teenage" and "Life of Crime"). And vocalist John Denny was a genius frontman; manic, funny, and just a little disturbing, John could pour a world of passion and meaning into a nonsense lyric like "Bop helium bar tonight!," and his more coherent numbers, like "We've Got the Neutron Bomb" and "Pagan" were as hilarious as the Ramones but with a genuinely ominous undercurrent their funny-punk brethren couldn't touch (check the claustrophobic "Solitary Confinement"). Weird World, Vol. 1 is hardly the final word on this great band, but if you want concrete proof that the Weirdos were the great unsung heroes of L.A. punk, you could hardly do better.1.Weird World3:022.Arms Race2:213.Pagan1:294.Helium Bar3:225.Rhythm Syndrome2:226.Fallout2:257.Fort U.S.A.3:128.Happy People2:339.Message From the Underworld2:3510.Teenage2:2211.I'm Not Like You2:3612.We Got The Neutron Bomb2:5913.Solitary Con[...]

The Fall - Dragnet


Band: The FallAlbum: DragnetCountry: UKRelease Date: 1979The Fall's second album was also one of the hardest to find in later years, getting only sporadic represses and reissues. Though some opinions would have it that there was a good reason for this -- namely, that it was something of a dead end sonically -- it's not as bad as all that. It's true that more than a few tracks come across as Fall-by-numbers (even then, already better than plenty of other bands), but there are some thorough standouts regardless. There's also another key reason to rate Dragnet -- it's the debut album appearance of Craig Scanlon, who picked up on the off-kilter rockabilly-meets-art rock sensibilities of the initial lineup and translated it into amazing guitar work. No less important is the appearance of Steve Hanley, who would soon take over fully on bass from Marc Riley, who in turn moved to guitar, forming one heck of a partnership with Scanlon that would last until Riley jumped ship to form the Creepers. Generally the songs which work the best on Dragnet throw in some amusingly odd curves while still hanging together musically. The full winner is unquestionably "Spectre vs. Rector," an amazing combination of clear lead vocals and buried, heavily echoed music and further rants, before fully exploding halfway through while the rhythm obsessively grinds away. Another odd and wonderful cut is "Muzorewi's Daughter," which starts out sounding like stereotypical Hollywood music for Native American tribes before shifting between that and quicker choruses. "Dice Man," with its rave-up melody and slower vocal- and guitar-only chorus, not to mention the weird muttering elsewhere in the mix, says it all in under two minutes and has fun while doing it. Through it all, Smith rants and raves supreme, spinning out putdowns, cracked vocals, and total bile with all the thrill and energy one could want from a good performer.1.Psykick Dance Hall3:482.A Figure Walks6:083.Printhead3:154.Dice Man1:455.Before The Moon Falls4:316.Your Heart Out3:077.Muzorewi's Daughter3:438.Flat Of Angles4:559.Choc - Stock2:3710.Spectre Vs Rector7:5611.Put Away3:3012.Rowche Rumble4:0113.In My Area4:0514.Fiery Jack4:4315.2nd Dark Age1:5916.Psykick Dance Hall (No. 2)3:3917.Rowche Rumble (Take 2)4:0518.Rowche Rumble (Take 3)0:3319.Rowche Rubmle (Take 4)3:5320.Rowche Rumble (Take 5)1:3521.In My Area (Take 1)0:4822.In My Area (Take 2)5:06Download Part 1Download Part 2[...]

The No WTO Combo - Live From The Battle In Seattle


Band: The No WTO Combo
Album: Live From The Battle In Seattle
Country: USA
Release Date: 2000

The No W.T.O Combo celebrate and further the protests that took place against the World Trade Organization in Seattle during late November of 1999. Recorded live at a show amidst the protests' aftermath, he Combo brings elder punk statesman Jello Biafra together with Kim Thayil, Krist Novoselic, and Gina Mainwal. Two new Biafra-penned punk burners, the Dead Kennedys classic "Let's Lynch the Landlord," a Biafra spoken-word piece, and the DOA/Biafra jam "Full Metal Jackoff" comprise the set's material. The recording is musically noteworthy due to the musicians' obvious passion, not to mention that Thayil sounds like an unholy cross between Greg Ginn and East Bay Ray. Most interesting, though, is Biafra's subject matter -- worker rights, NAFTA, downsizing, and the WTO -- and excellent liner notes from Biafra and Novoselic summing up the demonstrations and issues at hand. At the least, Live From the Battle in Seattle is an important historical document; leave it to Biafra to show that rock and social protest don't have to be mutually exclusive, even in the year 2000.

  1. "Battle in Seattle" – 15:02
  2. "Let's Lynch the Landlord" – 3:41
  3. "New Feudalism" – 4:15
  4. "Electronic Plantation" – 4:55
  5. "Full Metal Jackoff" – 16:28
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The Cramps - How To Make A Monster


Band: The CrampsAlbum: How To Make A MonsterCountry: USARelease Date: 2004Part of the beauty of the Cramps is the consistency of their vision -- since 1976, their body of work has been one long fever dream of kinky sex, bug-eyed monsters, and switchblade-wielding juvies, married to the primal twang of an electric guitar and the malevolent thud of a drum kit. While the quality of their work has run through some peaks and valleys over the years (they've made plenty of good records, but just a few great ones), they seem to have known what they were shooting for from the very beginning. How to Make a Monster, a two-disc collection of demos, rehearsal tapes, and live recordings, documents the band's formative years (for the most part), and while a few of these takes push the boundaries of the word "primitive," this is the Cramps, alive and oozing, from the very first lo-fi run-though of "Quick Joey Small." The first two sets of recordings, from 1976, are plenty crude (in terms of both performance and audio quality), but the band's energy and abandon are already in place, and while later tapes (from 1981 through 1988) are cleaner, the band ultimately doesn't sound that much different, just tighter and better at what it's doing. While Lux Interior sounds a bit subdued in some of the earlier studio stuff, he's a live wire all through disc two, which preserves two early live shows, one at Max's Kansas City in 1977 and the other from CBGB's in 1978. The band has to put up with a too-cool-for-school audience for the Max's show, which periodically heckles the band (gotta wonder what those "hipsters" are up to today), but Poison Ivy Rorschach's deadly guitar is already on the case, and by the time the CBGB's gig rolls up, the Cramps sound loud and proud, and the crowd is with 'em all the way. How to Make a Monster is hardly the definitive Cramps anthology (this is one band that has earned a box set by now), but it's a fun and fascinating look at their early days, and if you subscribe to the notion that the older the Cramps record is, the better, then this little item's a must. Great notes from Lux and Ivy, too, along with some classic flyer art and provocative photos.CD 11-Quick Joey Small2-Lux's Blues3-Love Me4-Domino5-Sunglasses After Dark6-Subwire Desire7-TV Set8-Sunglasses After Dark9-I Was A Teenage Werewolf10-Can't Hardly Stand It11-Sweet Woman Blues12-Rumble Blues13-Rumble Blues (False Start)14-Rumble Blues15-Rumble Blues16-Lonesome Town17-Five Years Ahead Of My Time18-Call Of The Wighat19-Hanky Panky20-Journey To The Center Of A Girl21-Jackyard Backoff22-Everything Goes23-All Women Are Bad24-(Untitled Track)Summer 1976 (1-8), Oct. 1976 (9-10), 1981 Rehearsal (11-16), 1982 A&M Studio (17-19), 1988 Rehearsal (20-22), 1988 Home Demo (23)CD 21-Don't Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk2-I Was A Teenage Werewolf3-Sunglasses After Dark4-Jungle Hop5-Domino6-Love Me7-Strychnine8-TV Set9-I'm Cramped10-The Way I Walk11-Love Me12-Domino13-Human Fly14-I Was A Teenage Werewolf15-Sunglasses After Dark16-Can't Hardly Stand It17-Uranium Rock18-What's Behind The Mask19-Baby Blue Rock20-Subwire Desire21-I'm Cramped22-TV SetLive at Max's Kansas City 1/14/77 (1-9), Live at CBGB 1/13/78 (10-22)Download Part 1Download Part 2Download Part 3[...]

Wire - Third Day


Band: Wire
Album: Third Day
Country: UK
Release Date: 2000

These are five songs from the third rehearsal of Wire's recent, stunning comeback, recorded at the Ritz in London, November 29, 1999. And regrettably, The Third Day is only a limited edition, 1000-copies EP the group peddled at its 2000 tour gigs, because frankly, it's jaw dropping. As those who attended the tour could attest, the four original members declined to replicate their 23-year-old versions. Instead, as seen here on a mind-blowing "Pink Flag" (two ashen versions for good measure) and an equally wicked "Mercy," the group hurls a viscous cacophony the old recordings always hinted at -- like on 154's later "A Touching Display." In place of the underground-touchstone scratchy guitars on the Pink Flag and Chairs Missing classics that launched a thousand bands, Bruce Gilbert and Colin Newman are all roaring thrust, all dense wall of sound eruption. Recall, Wire-heads, My Bloody Valentine doing "Only Shallow" on the Loveless tour in 1992, and you're in the fuming, exploding, deafening, needles-screaming-in-the-red ballpark. Right in step, bassist Graham Lewis doubles the solidity into a distorted, crunching slam of a sound. Yikes. Even tap-tap-tap master Robert Gotobed sounds as if his kick drum's a howitzer and his snare's a tommy gun. 154's more gaseous "Blessed State" is similarly reinvigorated (though it had less far to go; sadly, this wasn't subsequently performed live), and "Art of Persistence" is a great find. Speaking of "find," how does one find this surprisingly must-have document? Alas, Wire probably sold all copies by tour's end, but try at

1.Pink Flag (r1)3:56
2.Blessed State3:22
4.Art Of Persistence (1st draft)4:33
5.Pink Flag (r2)3:35

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Polysics - Polysics or Die!!!!


Band: Polysics
Album: Polysics or Die!!!!
Country: Japan
Release Date: 2005

Polysics aren't cute, and they don't have their own cartoon show. (Although it might be interesting -- I'm thinking Ren & Stimpy, but weirder.) What they do have is a thoroughly original, bizzarely entertaining sound.
What do they sound like? A friend of mine suggested techno punk, but that description is too glib. Imagine the bastard child of Devo and a hardcore punk group, fronted by a guy who, umm, hasn't been keeping up with his meds, and you start to get the idea.
The music is braindead fun, spastic, and thoroughly addictive. Chief Polysic Hiroyuki Hayashi (once known only as Poly-1) mugs and wails off key over a bed of thrashing guitars, bleeping synthesizers, and the sugary sweet harmonies of keyboardist Kayo and bassist Fumi. The few non-Japanese songs are more Engrish than English, but it all fits somehow. This isn't brain surgery music.
Sure, Hayashi's over-the-top style can wear on you, and they do love their vocoders. Some songs don't work -- a "live in the studio" re-recording of the single "Black Out Fall Out" (found on Japan For Sale Vol 3, for the curious) introduces unnecessary elements and loosens the songs tight charm. But the sped up, vocoded cover of "My Sharona" deserves to be on everyone's list of alltime bizzare songs, and numbers like "Kaja Kaja Goo", "Lookin' Looin' Gaa" (with its childlike verse chants), "Peach Pie On The Beach" (just TRY not singing along -- pippikippippippi!) and "Code4" really do show off the band at its hyperactive, geeky finest.

  1. Buggie Technica
  2. Hot Stuff
  3. New Wave Jacket
  4. Plus Chicker
  5. Kaja Kaja Goo
  6. Black Out Fall Out
  7. My Sharona
  8. Making Sense
  9. Lookin’ Lookin’ Gaa
  10. Commodoll
  11. For Young Electric Pop
  12. XCT
  13. Peach Pie on the Beach
  14. Each Life Each End
  15. Code 4
  16. Modern
  17. Urge On !!
  18. ENO
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Wire - Read & Burn EP series


Band: WireAlbum: Read & Burn 01Country: UKRelease Date: 2002With the 1990 departure of Robert Gotobed (now Robert Grey), Wire ceased to exist, becoming the trio WIR. A decade later, however, the unpredictable foursome reunited for a series of concerts. Playing together again, the bandmembers realized Wire still had something to say. Tracks from 1999 rehearsals appeared on The Third Day, but the band began recording completely new material in late 2001. That first studio collaboration since Manscape resulted in Read & Burn 01. It's appropriate that this release from British punk's most innovative band should coincide with punk's Silver Jubilee. But although Read & Burn 01 evokes the taut and abrasive, pared-down rush of Pink Flag -- before the more experimental departures of Chairs Missing and 154 -- this isn't empty nostalgia. On the vintage foundation of simple, minimal patterns repeated to often-hypnotic effect, Wire builds a beefed-up, contemporary wall of sound. In keeping with the title, this material is urgent and intense, feelings conveyed by the music's sheer pace. The three-chord wonder "In the Art of Stopping" kicks things off frantically and the band goes into overdrive on the deconstructed speed metal/hardcore onslaught of "Comet," with Grey's characteristically relentless, rigid beat at the center of the sonic maelstrom; aside from Colin Newman's trademark sneer, this could be an outtake from Motörhead's Overkill. Although there's a respite on the shouty "I Don't Understand," with its ominous, lumbering groove recalling "Lowdown," elsewhere Wire sustains the amphetamine pace. They end with a bang on "The Agfers of Kodack," an assaultive number enveloped in Bruce Gilbert's swarm-of-bees guitar. During a 1977 Wire gig at London's Roxy, a heckler shouted at the band after every number, "That's better, now louder and faster." Read & Burn 01 suggests that 25 years later, Wire might still be hearing that voice egging them on.1.In the Art of Stopping3:342.I Don't Understand3:173.Comet3:174.Germ Ship1:515.1st Fast1:416.The Agfers of Kodack3:14Download LinkBand: WireAlbum: Read & Burn 02Country: UKRelease Date: 2002On their post-millennial return to the studio, Wire rediscovered no-nonsense noisemaking, trashing the art component of their pioneering art punk identity and throwing themselves headlong into a fast, loud, and bilious new philistinism. The band's first salvo, Read & Burn 01, was a stomping, short, sharp shocker, the aural equivalent of getting jumped in a dark alley by a bunch of irate, amphetamine-addled pensioners (well, Bruce Gilbert was nearing 60 when the CD appeared). A few months later, with listeners still cowering in the corner groping about for their glasses and checking for broken bones, the thuggish quartet came back to put the boot in again. Grounded in the three Rs (repetition, repetition, and repetition), Read & Burn 02 shares its predecessor's hit-and-run aesthetic: it's a post-industrial punk rock barrage of buzzing, stinging guitars; chunky basslines; and clockwork beats littered with terse, strangled vocals that fall somewhere between bolshy, pre-brawl aggression and football-terrace chants. The sound of Wire 2002 rarely lets you catch your breath. From the title track's deconstructed glam rock rhythms to the metallic rush of "Nice Streets Above" to the hectoring speedcore of "Raft Ants," these numbers seem fueled by a "last-one-to-the-end-of-the-song's-a-sissy" competition among the bandmembers. But while the overriding feel is one of menace and urgency, there are some less-fraught moments. It's a good cop/bad cop routine: Amid the general sonic onslaught[...]

Wire - Cabaret Metro (Send Bonus CD)


Band: Wire
Album: Cabaret Metro (Send Bonus CD)
Country: UK
Release Date: 2003

A great performance of Wire live at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago on 14th September 2002 give out as a bonus with some early release of Send.

1. 99.9
2. Germ Ship
3. Mr Marx's Table
4. First Fast
5. Read And Burn
6. The Agfers Of Kodack
7. Comet
8. In The Art Of Stopping
9. Spent
10. I Don't Understand

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Nao Wave - Brazilian Post-Punk (1982-1988)


Band: Various ArtistsAlbum: Nao Wave - Brazilian Post-Punk (1982-1988)Country: BrazilRelease Date: 2005A strange object surprised music fans in Brazil in 1982. An independent 7“ single, with an obscure cover in black and white where the band name could be read: Agentss. Here were 2 tracks impressively synchronised with the electronic music that was happening at that time in Europe and the USA, from Gary Numan and Fad Gadget to Gang Of Four, ESG, New Order and Liquid Liquid. It was the first manifestation of a phenomenon that developed during the whole of the 1980's: Brazilian bands working from the same post-punk references as scenes occurring in London, New York and Berlin. In the following years dozens of releases revealed an invigorating and vigorous generation of bands. From 1982 to the end of the 80s bands like Ira!, Smack, Mercenárias, Muzak, Voluntários da Pátria, Chance, Vzyadoq Moe, Akira S & as Garotas Que Erraram were some of these names - all of these coming from the city of São Paulo. With today´s groups like Bloc Party, LCD Sound System, The Rapture, Whomadewho, Radio 4 and other contemporary punk/dance bands taking their influences from the early eigthies, the music of the groups included on Não Wave (all of whom have remained unknown outside of Brazil until now) will be a surprising revelation. The tracks that Andy Cumming, Alex Antunes and Miguel Barella compiled in this collection give an idea of what was the Brazilian "Não Wave". An idea that is perhaps incomplete, because what was documented in the studios was often less explosive than the live experience - but still intriguing none-theless to see how current some of these tracks sound.Não Wave track details, by Alex Antunes 01 Agentss "Agentes" Technopop band that were the predecessors of the Brazilian new wave. Formed in 1980, they released an independent single ("Agentes" / "Angra") in 1982, and another for a major label ("Professor Digital" / "Cidade Industrial") in 1983, splitting up in the same year. The few live shows they did always had a huge impact. The leader, vocalist and keyboard player Kodiak Bachine continued with an obscure solo work, while the guitarists Orion Mike (Miguel Barella) and Duo (Eduardo Amarante) went on to work in important bands in the following years such as Voluntários da Patria and Azul 29. 02 Black Future "Eu Sou O Rio" The darkest ("dark" being the name given to Brazilian pre-goths) and most experimental band from Rio de Janeiro, where the radical musical scene was based round the club "Crepúsculo de Cubatão" owned by the exiled English bank robber, Ronnie Biggs. Black Future were led by vocalist Márcio Satanésio and keyboard player, violinist and artist Tantão, two eccentric composers from the bohemian neighbourhood of Lapa, influenced by pop culture in general and comics in particular. The group appeared in 1983 and the album was released in 1988, promptly disappearing. One of the most well-known tracks is "Eu Sou O Rio" (I am Rio), which ironically celebrates the city, mixing punk funk and samba. 03+04 Akira S & A[...]

1382 The Persian New Waves Underground out of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Band: Various Artists
Album: 1382 The Persian New Waves Underground out of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Country: Iran
Release Date: 2004

This vinyl only album from exotic punk specialists, Tiananmen 89, is easily one of the most significant releases of 2004. How so? Because, it is the first underground rock compilation to come out of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
As you might be able to guess, genres as musically aggressive and obviously Western influenced as hard rock and punk don’t have a terribly long history in Iran. Punks have been around since at least the early 1990’s but, back then, the scene amounted to little more than clandestine tape-swapping. (Apparently, you couldn’t even buy an electric guitar.) With the election of Mohammad Khatami as president in 1997 and the subsequent liberalisation of Iranian society, the rock scene has blossomed and a diverse range of styles are now being embraced by young Iranian rockers. On 1382, you can find snotty English-lyric-barking punks Fat Rats, electro with death metal vocals from Dark Earth, the rousing pop metal of Alookal, and this strange piece of prog rock by Oolanbator entitled “Fire in The Dead of Night”. It starts out conventionally enough with a halting piano and blues guitar jam followed by a propulsive organ workout, but then the wailing banshees start to take over…
The album can be purchased through Darbouka Records, along with the rest of the Tiananmen 89 catalogue which includes punk/rock releases from Madagascar, Kyrgystan, Myanmar, Nepal, Paraguay, Malta, Moldova, Kosovo, Indonesia, Albania, Cuba and Romania... just to name a few.

  1. Alookal - Dars
  2. Black Blooms - Me & Me
  3. Oolanbator - Fire In the Dead of the Night
  4. Superman & the Joe Ordinaries - Upside Down
  5. Fat Rats - Joe Ordinaries
  6. Dark Earth - Jang
  7. Ehsan Imani - Divane
  8. Mud - Ruftam Sar-e Kucheh
  9. Mud - Boghz
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The Damned - Damned Damned Damned [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition]


Band: The DamnedAlbum: Damned Damned Damned [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition]Country: UKRelease Date: 2007If you like punk rock at all, you pretty much have to have a soft spot for the Damned's epochal 1976 debut album Damned Damned Damned, one of the masterstroke releases of the first wave of British punk which still sounds fresh, exciting and brilliantly snotty three decades after it was released. But if you love Damned Damned Damned, well, this remastered and lavishly expanded edition will bring a broken-toothed grin to your face in no time flat. This three-disc set (yes, three discs!) opens with the original album, which seems to have hardly dated a bit. For all the group's manic energy, the playing is sharp and muscular, Dave Vanian's vocals are powerful enough to make his histrionics work, Rat Scabies' drumming holds the band tight, Captain Sensible's bass provides a solid foundation for the melodies and Brian James' guitar wails with primitive force. The songs still communicate, and the band's lack of an upfront political or social agenda means these songs aren't chained to their era the way the early Clash, Sex Pistols or Stiff Little Fingers discs are, great as they may be. Disc two serves up 26 demos, B-sides, non-LP single tracks and radio recordings, which equals nearly everything the band recorded during their first year of operations. The two John Peel sessions and a ten-song BBC live concert will delight anyone with a fondness for the band's first era, and you may want to give "Singalong Scabies" ("Stab Yor Back" minus its vocal track) a spin at your next karaoke party. And Disc three features a lo-fi recording of one of the Damned's first public gigs, a set recorded in London during the 100 Club's first Punk Rock Festival in the summer of 1977. The recording quality is only fair, and the audience doesn't seem to be too enthusiastic, but the Damned give their all, and the show is both exciting and historically priceless. The set comes with a 16-page booklet packed with photos and featuring an excellent historical essay from Kieron Tyler. [The 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Damned Damned Damned not only adds plenty of fine music and historical perspective to one of the great album of the British punk scene, it actually improves on the fine box set Play It at Your Sister, which covers most of the same territory before sinking into the disappointment of the group's misbegotten second album, Music for Pleasure; this is simply essential stuff, and rock & roll fun at its most dangerous.]CD1 - Original Album1.Neat Neat Neat2:432.Fan Club2:573.I Fall2:064.Born To Kill2:375.Stab Yor Back1:006.Feel The Pain3:367.New Rose2:448.Fish1:389.See Her Tonite2:2910.1 Of The 23:0811.So Messed Up1:5112.I Feel Alright4:27CD2 - Demos, B-Sides & BBC Sessions1.I Fall (demo june 1976)2:562.See Her Tonite (demo june 1976)2:403.Feel The Pain (demo june 1976)5:114.Help (Stiff b-side october 1976)1:435.Stab Yor Back (Peel session 1976-11-30)0:596.Neat Neat Neat (Peel session 1976-11-30)2:397.New Rose (Peel session 1976-11-30)2:408.So Messed Up (Peel session 1976-11-30)2:289.I Fall (Peel session 1976-11-30)2:1010.Singalongscabies (Stiff b-side february 1977)1:0011.Fan Club (Peel session 1977-05-05)3:0312.Feel The Pain (Peel session 1977-05-05)3:3313.Stretcher Case Baby (Peel session 1977-05-05)1:4814.Sick Of Being Sick (Peel session 1977-05-05)2:2915.I Feel Alright (In Concert 1977-05-19)4:4916.Born To Kill (In Concert 1977-05-19)3:0117.Sick Of Being Sick (In Concert 1977-05-19)2:5018.Neat Neat Neat (In Concert [...]

Carbon/Silicon - The Last Post


Band: Carbon/SiliconAlbum: The Last PostCountry: UKRelease Date: review:Mick Jones has made a career out of being there first. As guitarist for The Clash, he was as responsible as anyone was for developing the three-chord sound; along the way, he helped expose punks to world-beat sounds, reggae and funk. He also managed to be one of the first to record a rap song ("The Magnificent Seven") before splitting with The Clash in 1984. From there, he dove headlong into Big Audio Dynamite, which, after spawning the first single to heavily feature samples to land in the British pop charts ("E=MC2"), embraced the embryonic rave scene. With Carbon/Silicon (in which Tony James, of Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik fame joins him), Jones is once again a few steps ahead of the game: Since forming in 2002, the act championed online music distribution, spewing demos and three full-length albums onto its website for fans to grab virtually free, making it the first act of any reputation to go the free-online-distro route. Thom Yorke can thank them later. Maybe there are only so many fresh ideas in Jones' head -- heck, he's already turned himself into the Thomas Edison of rock'n'roll -- but, for all the amazing back story and powerful lineup behind Carbon/Silicon, The Last Post doesn't sound nearly as cutting-edge as it should. Dropping the dance/funk/hip-hop/punk hybrid of his BAD days, Jones reverts back to traditional rock'n'roll riffs, peppering everything with liberal doses of digital sampling. It is, for all intents and purposes, a refinement of the back-to-basics rock on BAD's final effort, 1995's F-Punk (Radioactive). But what a refinement. Where Jones' talent seemed to be receding faster than his hairline on the past couple BAD records, The Last Post -- the first Carbon/Silicon full-length to wind up with a hardcopy release -- starts bringing him and James back up to speed. And if it isn't as essential as anything in either guitarist's combined resume, it's at least a dose of pop-rock positivism to prove Jones has some vitality left in him, even if his music's retired from the cutting edge. "The News" opens the album with a walloping kick-beat bounce and a one-track garage-rock groove as Jones brims to overflowing with optimism that the world will, one day, be a pretty great place. "War on Culture" attaches wiry guitars to Jones' less-than-oblique criticism of stuffy conservatives' take on modern art, "The Whole Truth" throbs as bass, guitar and kick drums lock into a thumping start-stop riff that's descended in a right-hand line from The Kinks and The Clash most basic riffs. "Why Do Men Fight" is snappy dose of guitar pop that shows Jones and James haven't lost their knack for crafting a killer hook. Jones worked out the difficulties that plagued the last couple Big Audio Dynamite albums without completely dismissing the pop-rock energy from his agenda. If it's not up to the cutting-edge standards Jones set in his past, it's at least a fun listen. 1. The News 12. Why Do Men Fight?Download Part 1Download Part 2[...]

Gogol Bordello - Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony


Band: Gogol BordelloAlbum: Multi Kontra Culti vs. IronyCountry: USARelease Date: 2002The sound of New York’s Gogol Bordello is a combination of reckless fervor, foot-stomping rhythms, outlandish lyrics and a circus of surreal stimuli that leaves progressive minded music fans spinning in the their wake. Drawing upon Gypsy, Slavic and punk-rock traditions, Gogol Bordello is the genesis of a new aesthetic that bridges the gap between Eastern European and Gypsy influence with Western culture. This new direction in music is singer/lyricist/visionary Eugene Hutz’s passion, who uses the term "Ukrainian Gypsy Punk Cabaret" to describe their singular sound. "The title of the new album sums of the spirit of the band and the people around it. Gogol Bordello is about creating new musical possibilities. We all come from a very distinct tradition of music that is largely driven by Eastern European sounds, visions and colors as well as punk rock and street culture. We’re a multicultural unit with an underdog energy and a sense of humor, although a pretty twisted one," says Hutz.Allmusic Guide review:The idea of colliding Romany music with punk may at first seem bizarre, but there's more common ground to be found than one might first suspect, not the least of which involves the rejection of authority and dominant cultural norms. Musically, the Romanies' exuberant celebration of life may appear the antithesis of punk's original nihilism, but both are kindled by a sense of immediacy, a "no future, let's play for today" atmosphere that fires every song. And so Gogol Bordello, while certainly unique, is not as odd as it may seem. The group long ago left the concept of borders, musical or otherwise, behind. The members may have met in New York City, but bar one, all traveled far to get there, arriving from Israel and a variety of Eastern European nations. Singer/lyricist Eugene Hutz brought with him his rich Ukrainian heritage, a gift for storytelling, a twisted sense of humor, and a sharp sense of irony. The bandmembers brought their excellent musicianship, a love of their own cultural sounds, and a magpie's delight in plundering from others. The group's name pays tribute to Ukraine's most feted author, Nikolai Gogol, whose distinctive style and leitmotif provide inspiration for Hutz's lyrics. Skipping stealthily from the real world to the surreal, the pugnacious to the paranoid, the singer spins out his tales of wonder and woe, commonplace occurrences and counterintuitive events. Behind him, the band lets loose with an accompaniment that makes a nonsense of genres, a storming backing awash in melody that pushes toward pop, but cries out to the vast Eurasian steppes. Incredibly anthemic, Multi Kontra Culti will set your head spinning and your body with it, your blood racing to the rhythms, and your spirit soaring with the wildness of the untamed sounds within.1.When The Trickster Starts A-Poking5:062.Occurence On The Border3:263.Haltura5:014.Let's Get Radical3:595.Smarkatch3:146.Future Kings4:407.Punk Rock Parranda3:568.Through The Roof 'n' Underground5:299.Baro Foro9:0210.Hats Off To Kolpakoff2:2111.Huliganjetta5:39Download Part 1Download Part 2[...]

Gogol Bordello - Voi-la Intruder


Band: Gogol BordelloAlbum: Voi-la IntruderCountry: USARelease Date: 2003Gogol Bordello are a completely original New York entitity. Rubric is reissuing their debut release, Voi-La Intruder, with the track order revised and an additional 5 tracks. This is Ukranian party music. Leader Eugene Hutz is a major NYC DJ at the Bulgarian Bar on Saturday nights. The place is packed weekly with Eastern European immigrants and the hipsters who love them. The music is best described as a sort of Pogues meets traditional Ukranian folk music in a sweaty dance bar. One foot in punk rock and one foot in traditionalism, Gogol Bordello have been packing clubs in NYC and have recently toured the Czech Republic and Switzerland. They’ve also shared the Central Park stage last summer with international sensations Manu Chao. This is sexy, uplifting party music that gives one hope for the future.1.Sacred Darling1:512.Voi-La Intruder3:103.Greencard Husband2:224.Passport4:245.Start Wearing Purple3:446.Shy Kind of Guy3:307.Mussolini vs. Stalin2:448.Letter to Mother3:529.God-Like5:3610.Nomadic Chronicle4:2411.Letter to Castro3:2312.Invisible Zedo4:2913.Sex Spider3:1114.No Threat3:3515.Against the Nature7:23Download Part 1Download Part 2[...]

American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock


Band: Varous Artists
American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock
Country: USA
Release Date: 2006

There'd be no Nirvana, Beastie Boys, or Red Hot Chili Peppers were it not for hardcore pioneers such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, and Minor Threat. Hardcore was more than music; it was a social movement created by Reagan-era misfit kids. Featuring twenty-six definitive tracks, this is the audio companion to the feature-length documentary, released by Sony Pictures Classics in September 2006. Artists include Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, Cro-Mags, Adolescents, Die Kreuzen, Flipper, Gang Green, Negative Approach, DOA, MDC, DRI, and more.

1. Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown 2:05
2. Middle Class - Out Of Vogue 0:59
3. Bad Brains - Pay To Cum 1:29
4. D.O.A. - Fucked Up Ronnie 1:19
5. Circle Jerks - Red Tape 0:54
6. Minor Threat - Filler 1:31
7. MDC - I Remember 1:56
8. Untouchables - Nic Fit 0:59
9. Gang Green - Kill A Commie 1:05
10. The Freeze - Boston Not L.A. 0:20
11. Jerry's Kids - Straight Jacket 0:22
12. SS Decontrol - Boiling Point 0:51
13. Void - Who Are You?/Time To Die 3:36
14. Scream - Came Without Warning 1:41
15. Negative Approach - Bad Attitude (1983 Demo) 1:07
16. Articles Of Faith - Bad Attitude 2:36
17. Die Kreuzen - Think For Me 1:37
18. Battalion Of Saints - My Minds Diseased 2:30
19. 7 Seconds - I Hate Sports 0:39
20. Big Boys - Brickwall 0:38
21. Really Red - I Was A Teenage Fuck Up 1:18
22. Adolescents - I Hate Children (1980 Demo) 1:36
23. YDI - Enemy For Life 1:08
24. D.R.I. - Runnin' Around 1:02
25. Cor-Mags - Don't Tread On Me (1982 Demo) 1:20
26. Flipper - Ha Ha Ha 2:13


Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoia - Snuff Rock EP


Band: Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoia
Snuff Rock EP
Release Date: 1977

Les Alberto y Los Trio Paranoias sont un groupe de rock humoristique fondé en 1973 à Manchester. Ils ont conçu une comédie musicale à la fin des année 1970 nommée Sleak au sujet d'une vedette rock qui est amené à se suicider sur scène. Ils ont enregistré quelques chanson de se spectacle pour en faire le Snuff Rock EP.

Alberto y los Trios Paranoias was a comedy rock band formed in Manchester, England, in 1973 They mounted a play, Sleak, about a rock star talked into committing suicide on-stage and they recorded some of the song from that play and put them on the funny Snuff Rock EP. It's a nice document of what's been a succesful stage show and a nice spot-on parody of punk rock.

1. Kill
2. Gobbing On Life
3. Snuffin' Like That
4. Snuffin' In A Babylon