Wednesday, April 30, 2008

VA - Hard to Believe (a Kiss Tribute)

Kiss is one of the most loved/hated bands in the world. Hated because they literally invented corporate rock. But the bands included in this compilation know something - they love Kiss for all the right reasons, the music. That's why this compilation boasts some of the "best" bands ever compiled in a single project. Leading the pack is one of the biggest fans of Kiss, the Melvins plus a slew of other "top-rate" acts such as All, Chemical People, Bullet LaVolta, Skin Yard, the Instigators and Nirvana. So what are you waiting for? Grab it now!

Btw, it's not going to hurt you to leave comments, so please do so.

VA - Hard to Believe

Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty

This is a request, Superchunk's 1991 album No Pocky for Kitty. This is a very good album, I can't get enough of this one and another album Here's Where the Strings Come In (it's probably because of Hyper Enough, hehe) Enjoy!

Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty

Friday, April 25, 2008

VA - Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice, a fund-raiser for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, presents some of the genre's best songs and places them in the context of the alternative rock of the 90s. So, songs by the Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons and Soft Cell are covered by Chia Pet, It's OK, Erectus Monotone, and Finger, respectively. Add covers of pre-new wavers Elvis Costello by Mudhoney and Iggy Pop by Tiny Lights, and you've got the idea.

When this collection came out in 1992, it was probably a little early to be commemorating the 80s and call -- as the liner notes do -- the Go-Go's Charlotte Caffey and Devo's Gerald V. "new wave legends". The good news, however, is that unlike most compilation CDs, this one is surprisingly consistent.

Sonic Youth, perhaps the best-known alternative band on the compilation, turn in a fine dismantling of Plastic Bertrand's "Ca Plane Pour Moi" as do Yo La Tengo, who cover Blondie's best song, "Dreaming".

White Flag provide an effective, albeit unrecognizable, cover of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" and the Muffs score with an upbeat version of Paul Collins' "Rock & Roll Girl".

More faithful to the originals are Mudhoney's take on Elvis Costello's "Pump it Up" and the Connells' rendition of Split Enz's "I Got You."

Ten years after the fact, this compilation remains an interesting relic, though it's telling that the bands of the 80s covered here are still remembered fondly, while the bands doing the covering are, but for a handful, mostly forgotten. - by epsteinsmutha

VA - Freedom of Choice

special thanks to Terrorizer and Decadance

Superchunk - Tossing Seeds

Tossing Seeds: Singles 89-91 is an album by Superchunk compiling a number of their earliest 7" singles and EPs. It was released by Merge Records in 1991.

All tracks on Tossing Seeds were recorded at Duck Kee Studios, except for "Seed Toss," which was recorded at the Chicago Recording Company.

Four of the tracks on this album are covers: "Train from Kansas City," a Shangri-Las song; "Night Creatures"; and "It's So Hard to Fall in Love" and "Brand New Love," which were originally recorded by Sebadoh.

"Slack Motherfucker" was named the 19th best single of the 1990s by Spin magazine. It was later covered by fIREHOSE on the Live Totem Pole EP.

Superchunk - Tossing Seeds

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kreator - Voices of Transgression

I call the posts for the day 'thrash superchunk sandwich' which features Hirax, Superchunk and the next band - Kreator. This is a collection of their 90's materials plus unreleased tracks and demos. This record kicks off with a cover of my favorite Sisters of Mercy song Lucretia (My Reflection). Enjoy!!!

Kreator - Voices of Transgression

Superchunk - Incidental Music 91-95

The second post for the day is Superchunk's Incidental Music 1991-95 which is a collection of various b-sides and previously unreleased tracks by Superchunk.

A number of the tracks are covers: "100,000 Fireflies" is a song by The Magnetic Fields; "Lying in State" is a song by the Verlaines; "I'll Be Your Sister" was originally recorded by Motörhead; and "Night of Chill Blue" is a song by the Chills.

So what are you waiting for...

Superchunk - Incidental Music

Hirax - New Age of Terror

Hirax's 2004 release, The New Age of Terror which according to Terrorizer is a really great thrash metal record. And as I started listening to it, he's totally right. This is one hell of a record so get it while it's hot! Enjoy!

Hirax -The New Age of Terror

Monday, April 21, 2008

Coroner's Masked Jackal

I have fixed the problem with the link for Coroner's Masked Jackal EP. Thanks for the heads-up.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Good day mates! I’m in the mood for live records so here’s another chop suey post, this time live records. Posted here are live recordings of Meat Puppets, Bauhaus and the Jesus Lizard’s gig at the CBGB’s. Enjoy!

Meat Puppets - Live in Montana

Bauhaus - Press Eject & Give Me the Tape

Bauhaus - Press EJect & Give Me The Tape

Jesus Lizard - Show

The Jesus Lizard - Show

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bloodstains Across Puerto Rico

Here's a post from Yoel - Bloodstains Across Puerto Rico. I made a cover from Bloodstains Across California but it's a piss-poor job I may say. Thanks to Yoel for the upload, keep it coming bro!

Well, I made some changes in the cover because I can't fucking takeit. Still not as good, but way much better than the previous attempt. hehe

Bloodstains Across Puerto Rico

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rollins Band live with Keith Morris

Here's another post from Terrorizer. Actually, he snagged this from a blogspot somewhere but he can't remember where. So re-upload it to mediafire himself and send the link to me.

I think, this one's recorded in the wake of the West Memphis Three trials. I think the Rise Above Compilation for the West Memphis 3 was just been released. Keith & Henry shared the bill and played Black Flag songs. The first half of the record was with Keith Morris and the second one was with Hank. They also did two Ramones covers here as encores. Below are the complete tracklist:

01 - Intro by Keith Morris

02 - Nervous breakdown

03 - I've had it

04 - Depression

05 - Wasted

06 - Keith speaks

07 - No values

08 - Fix me

09 - Revenge

10 - Gimme gimme gimme

11 - Rise above

12 - Thirsty and miserable

13 - Clocked in

14 - I've heard it before

15 - American waste

16 - Henry speaks

17 - Jealous again & Room 13

18 - I don't care

19 - TV party

20 - Can't decide

21 - Police story

22 - Six pack

23 - What I see

24 - No more

25 - Black coffee

26 - Slip it in

27 - My war

28 - Intermezzo Henry talks

29 - Damaged

30 - Play free bird

31 - Modern man

32 - Gimme gimme shock treatment

33 - Sheena is a punk rocker

This is a kickass record, grab it now!

Rollins Band with Keith Morris

Deep Six Compilation

Grunge baby grunge. One of the earliest, if not the first compilation documenting the Seattle scene. It includes the Melvins, Green River, Jack Endino's SKin Yard, Soundgarden, U-Men and Malfunkshun (Andrew Wood's band before Mother Love Bone). Enjoy!

VA - Deep Six

Monday, April 14, 2008


Chrome, one of the progenitors of industrial music. If you don't know this band, you can Fuck Off And Die! Or you can start downloading this 3 CD box set. Enjoy!!!

(download the 3 parts before unzipping)

Chrome part1

Chrome part2

Chrome part3

Bolt Thrower

Bolt Thrower is one of the first and finest grindcore bands. Their first album though is more into crust than grind.

Bolt Thrower - In Battle There is No Law

Modern Lovers

Here's one of the early punk/new wave bands made famous by Sid Vicious when he sang a drunken version of Roadrunner in the Great Rock n' Roll Swindle.

Modern Lovers

Sunday, April 13, 2008


One of the most underrated acts of their time, the Swiss thrash trio Coroner were originally members of Celtic Frost's road crew. They eventually formed their own group, recording their demo "Death Cult" in 1986 with Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost on vocals. Their first full length album "R.I.P", released in 1987, featured bass player Ron Royce on vocals and he assumed the role for the rest of the group's existence. The group released several albums through 1993, ending with a greatest hits collection, "Coroner", in 1995. Lack of media exposure brought this band to disbanding in 1994 - and eventually to their farewell tour consequent to their self titled album. As of March 2005, rumours of a reunion in the works are hitting the heavy metal newspages persistently.

Coroner – Death Cult

Coroner EP

Coroner – Grin

Coroner – Masked Jackal EP

Coroner – Mental Vortex

Coroner – No More Color

Coroner – Unknown & Unreleased

This is again courtesy of Terrorizer. Thanks again bro!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rumble Militia

Rumble Militia is a Thrash /Crossover band from Germany. There are familiar riffs here and there in their records, say from Metallica among others, but it's not like it's a bad thing. Actually, this is a post from my long-time partner in crime Terrorizer and another friend J-E-L-L-O from Indonesia. Terrorizer is so in the mood for Trash/Crossover bands lately that it kind of inspired me to dig into my thrash/crossover collection, hence the previous posts of Voivod & Hirax.

Anyways, here's Germany's own Thrash/Crossover band Rumble Militia courtesy of Terrorizer, thanks for the upload bro. Enjoy!!!

Rumble Militia - Fuck Off Commercial

Rumble Militia - Stop the Violence & Madness

Rumble Militia - Hate Me

Rumble Militia - They Gave You the Blessing

Rumble Militia – Wieviel Hass Wollt Ihr Noch EP

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Chopseuy Mega Post

Chopseuy is a Chinese food which is a mixture of different vegetables. Here in the Philippines, it also came to know as anything with varied ingredients, just like this post. It's a fine mixture of punk, hardcore, thrash metal and grunge - some of the things I'm listening at the moment. Kinda like my state of mind right now.

Most of the bands here need no introduction like Conflict (UK), Hirax, Voivod, New Model Army while others are not so 'popular' like Dead Brain Cells from Canada, At War and U-Men plus a Sub Pop (yes Sub Pop, Nirvana's former label) Compilation. I included this comp because the line up's great - Sonic Youth, Scratch Acid, U-Men, Naked Raygun, Wipers, Savage Republic, Skinny Puppy and more.

Conflict - Increase the Pressure (Live)

Hirax - Hate Fear & Power

Voivoid - Killing Technology

Voivod - Dimension Hatross

DBC - Dead Brain Cells

DBC - Universe

New Model Army - Ghost of Cain

U-men - Step on a Bug

U-men - Solid Action

VA - Sub Pop 100

Chain of Strength - True Till Death