December 27, 2017

MY PICKS FOR 2017

PURA MANIA - Cerebros Punk (CVRecs/Hysteria)
RATA NEGRA - Odio Absoluto (La Vida Es Un Mus)
CAREER SUICIDE - Machine Response (Deranged)
REMNANTS - Accomplices Not Allies (Discos MMM)
IRON REAGAN - Crossover Ministry (Relapse)
MUNICIPAL WASTE - Slime And Punishment (Nuclear Blast)
MURO - Ataque Hardcore Punk (Byllepest Distro)
FINAL - Obsolescenia Humana (Byllepest Distro)
PMS 84 - Easy Way Out (Discos Enfermos)
ODIO - Ancora (Agipink)
CAR 87 - No Hope (self-released)
GLUE - S/T (La Vida Es Un Mus)
FUERZA BRUTA - Verdugo (Foreign Legion)
VA - Blazing Anarchy (Voice From Inside)
LONG KNIFE - Sewers Of Babylon (Beach Impediment)
TOE TAG - Throat To Scroat (Conundrum Media)
LUBRICANT - 2017 (Pissed Off)
TARANTÜLA - EP (Lengua Armada)
TARANTÜLA - Weird Tales Of Radiation And Hate (Deranged)
NIGHT PEOPLE - S/T (Deranged)
ULTRA - Mistica Moderna (La Vida Es Un Mus)
AUSENCIA / NARCOESTADO - Split (Todo Destruido)
ELECTROCUTIONER - Slipping Into Darkness (Dark)
MASTERLESS DOGS - Demo (self-released)


REISSUES AND PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED OLD SHIT

PERSONALITY CRISIS - S/T (Sounds Escaping)
STRETCH MARKS - Who & What (Sounds Escaping)
POISON IDEA - War All The Time (American Leather/TKO)
SLOW - Against The Glass
DESCENDENTS - Everything Sucks (Epitaph)
ZELLOTS - S/T (Supreme Echo)
DS 13 - Umea Hardcore Forever (Havoc)
WHITE PIGS - Hardcore Years 83/85 (Vomitopunkrock)
UPRIGHT CITIZENS - Open Eyes, Open Ears, Brains To Think & A Mouth To Speak (Colturschock)
RAMONES - Leave Home [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Rhino/Sire)
RAMONES - Rocket To Russia [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Rhino/Sire)
DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE - He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (Legacy)

December 21, 2017

AGENT 86 - Apartheid American Style EP (1986)

Another one of those bands I've heard of but never actually heard until recently. Originally from Arcata, California these guys moved around to a bunch of different cities until finally settling down in Vegas (yes, they're still around!). Clearly they were big D.O.A. fans because not only did they cover New Wave Sucks, they also got Joey Shithead to produce 'Apartheid'. Since the cover of this 12" has INCLUDES BONUS 9-SONG 7" EP "SCARY ACTION" stamped on it, I'm throwing that on here too. Merry Xmas!
1. Where Are The Children?
2. Thrash N Skank
3. USA Today
4. New Bedford Crimes
5. Reason To Roam
6. Arcata Police

SCARY ACTION 7"
1. Raygunomics
2. Amerikan Way
3. Hell Is For Heroes
4. New Wave Sucks
5. I Hate You
6. Bud Brains
7. 'Merican Youth
8. Trial By Media
9. Chinese Eyes
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December 14, 2017

VA - Killed By Hardcore CD (2001)

Great compilation chock full of lesser known and underrated bands from around the world. Put out by the same label that released all those Killed By Death comps. Even thought I've owned this since the early 00's, it's only in recently that I've grown to truly appreciate foreign HC. I really wish I hadn't waited so long to discover the back catalog of bands like Lama and Colera, but it's not like I could find their records in the local shops anyways. This originally came out on vinyl but I ripped this from the CD version, also known as the "Yuppie Edition".


December 6, 2017

FRÆBBBLARNIR - Bjór EP (1981)

Stoked to finally own this long out-of-print slab of early Icelandic punk. I posted a Killed By Death comp that featured a couple songs from it two years ago. As I mentioned in that post, I discovered these guys when I saw them live in Reykjavik back in May 2013. The pics below was taken at that gig by yours truly. This 7" was never released with a cover, just one of those thin paper sleeves. So yeah, it's got some scuffs but I cleaned it up the best I could. Considering the band is still around, I'm a bit shocked it's never been reissued.

1. Bjór
2. Critical Bullshit
3. Masturbation Music For The Future
4. No Friends 
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