Monday, May 19, 2008
Sorry folks, my scanner is acting strange as of late, so instead of a scan of the cover, I just took photos of the front, inlay and back covers (at least, I included the inlay and back covers). Being lazy and all, I didn't even trim the background. I took the pictures inside Tommy's crib (that's his comforter in the background).
Some info on the record, SHOS set was recorded at the Ungdomshuset, Uppsala, Sweden on May 24, 2003. While Scum Noise's set was during "1 (degree) Ato De extrema Glorificado Ao Underground Festival" at Machado/MG - Brazil in last October 4, 2003. Scum Noise did a very good cover of Driller Killer's Alcoholocaust.
SHOS/Scum Noise - Live
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Soft Boys was formed in 1976, though their sound is very unlike punk in more ways than one. They still adhere to the three-chord tricks of punk but their sound is more akin to psychedelic/folk rock vein. But that would change in their latter releases where they switch to guitar power pop, where they gained their notoriety. They were cited by such bands like the Replacements and REM and a slew of paisley rock bands as one their influences. The band disbanded and Robyn Hitchcock formed the Egyptians and continued his power pop journey.
Anyways, I love the band's music, which is somewhat of an escape for me from all the "noise", haha. As if I can live without that "noise" for long. So here's their compilation simply titled 1976-81. Enjoy!
Soft Boys - 1976-81
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The Young and the Useless is best known for their sought after Real Men Don't Floss e.p. which was put out on Dave Parsons' Ratcage Records label back in late 1982. The group original featured Adam Horovitz, Adam Trese, Arthur Africano, and David Scilken who all rehearsed in Abby Stoddard's basement. The best known member of the group is Adam Horovitz, who went on to join the Beastie Boys in December 1983 when he filled the vacancy created by the absence of guitarist John Berry. At this point, Adam Horovitz was concurrently playing in both groups. Yet, following the unexpected success of the Cooky Puss album, the Beastie Boys began playing more shows thus drawing Horovitz’s time away from the Young and the Useless. Sadly, by late 1984 the Young and the Useless had slowly fallen apart. On October 28th, 1984 they played what was perhaps their last gig at CBGB’s club in New York. In about 18 months time, the Young and the Useless had gone from being regulars at CBGB's to performing only on rare occasion.
The Young & The Useless - Real Men Don't Floss