Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
- Dead Kennedys – Holiday in
- Vice Squad - Black Sheep
- Anti Nowhere League – I Hate People
- 999 – Homecide (Live)
- Johnny Thunders – Chinese Rocks (Live)
- Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout
- Chaotic Dischord – Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck the
– Four Minute Warning UK
– CND London
- the Adicts – Bad Boy
- Menace – GLC
- Alternative TV – How Much Longer?
- Blitz – Warriors
- Stiff Little Fingers – Listen (Live)
- Exploited – Alternantive
- the Ruts –
’s Burning Babylon
- Slaughter & the Dogs – White Light White Heat (Live)
- the Damned – Disco Man
- the Stranglers – Go Buddy Go (Live)
- Anti Pasti – Another Dead Soldier
- Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device (Live)
- GBH – Catch 22
– Evacuate (Live) Chelsea
- Chron Gen – Jet Boy Jet Girl
- the Adicts – Joker in the Pack
- Eater – Thinking of the
- the Drones – Bone Idle
- Suburban Stubs – No Faith
- Dead Kennedys – Kill the Poor
- Peter & the Test Tube Babies – Up Your Bumn
- the Ressurection Experience – Do What I Do
- Sham 69 – Hurry Up Harry
- Electric Sex Circus – Spanner Badge
- the Adicts – Chinese Takeaway
- the Damned – Help (Live)
- Patrick Fitzgerald – All My Friends
Subs – I Live in a Car UK
- Splodge – Tough Shit
- the Ruts – In a Rut
- Eddie & the Hot Rods – Teenage Depression (Live)
- Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the
- the Lurkers – New Guitar in Town
-0 Right to Work (Live) Chelsea
- the Stranglers – Peaches (Live)
- the Adverts – No Time to be 21
- Chron Gen – Misadventure
- the Damned – New Rose (Live)
- Electric Sex Circus – Cut Your Head Off
Neurotics – the Mess Newtown
- Angelic Upstarts – Machine Gun Kelly
- One Way System – Cum On Feel the Noize
- the Vibrators – Baby Baby
- Angelic Upstarts – Upstarts (Live)
- Varukers – Massacred Millions
- Special Duties – Bullshit Crass
- the Lurkers – Just 13
- Cockney Rejects – Flares & Slippers
- the Morgans – Tommy
- Sham 69 – If the Kids Are United
- the Boys – I Don’t Care
I was always fascinated by this album because this record was always included in the College Radio Top Ten at the back of Spin Magazine. I always borrow my friend Najib’s Spin and Rolling Stone magazines when we were in college. So I said to myself “What’s the fuzz with this album?” I had Mirror Moves and not very impressed.
They released their best of called All of This and Nothing and totally loved their new song included in that compilation called All That Money Wants. And I thought, this might be their direction in the Book of Days. And I was right.
I love their mixture of guitars and keyboards here, and to think I’m not a fan of keyboards. Anyways, I think you’re gonna love this one.
Generation X came to prominence way after its demise, thanks to one Billy Idol who became a huge star in the 80’s. Also, Tony James’ post-Gen X band Sigue Sigue Sputnik enjoyed some success around that time.
Anyway, this album is a classic thanks (again) to Mr. Idol who churned out some pop punk gems like Ready Steady Go, Kiss Me Deadly, One Hundred Punks, From the Heart. Since this is the remastered version, it includes bonus tracks like their first single Your Generation and Wild Youth and its B-side Wild Dub plus 2 b-sides of Friday’s Angels.
This is a kickass record. And you can’t make a punk compilation with including Ready Steady Go or Kiss Me Deadly.
UK Subs were one of the first wave British punk bands. Formed in 1976, the only main fixture here is the legendary frontman – Charlie Harper. Another Kind of Blues is their debut album and boasts some classic tracks like Stranglehold, CID, I Live in a Car, Tomorrow’s Girls.
UK Subs line-up is like a virtual who’s who in punk. Knox of the Vibrators, Lars Fredricksen of Rancid, and even Flea of RHCP became a member of the UK Subs, playing in the album Mad Cow Fever.
You really, really got to have this if you wanna be called a punk.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I got the originals from my own collection and others from the net.
01. Agnostic Front - Take 'em All (Cock Sparrer)
02. Awkward Thought - Victims (The Strike)
03. Blood For Blood - Ultra Violence (The Oppressed)
04. Discipline - Running Riot (Cock Sparrer)
05. Drokick Murphy's - Hey Little Rich Boy (Sham 69)
06. Kill Your Idols - Work Together (The Oppressed)
07. Madball - Violence In Our Minds (The Last Resort)
08. Oxymoron - The Whole World Is Going Insane (The Insane)
09. Ryker's - Never Surrender (Blitz)
10. Sick Of It All - Working Class Kids (The Last Resort)
11. Stampin Ground - Where Have all The Boot Boys Gone (Slaughter & The Dogs)
12. Stigmata - Riot (The Oppressed)
13. Tech 9 - I'm Gonna Get A Gun (The Ejected)
14. Agnostic Front - Suburban Rebel (The Business)
15. Awkward Thought - G.L.C (Menace)
16. Blood For Blood - Never 'ad Nothin (Angelic Upstarts)
17. Discipline - Generation Of Scars (Terrible Twins)
18. Dropkick Murphy's - Never Again (Angelic Upstarts)
19. Kill Your Idols - Banned From The Pubs (Peter & The Test Tube Babies)
20. Madball - Blind Justice (The Business)
21. Oxymoron - New Age (Blitz)
22. Ryker's - War On The Terraces (Cockney Reject)
23. Sick Of It All - Rip Off (Sham 69)
24. Stampin Ground - Are You Ready To Ruck (Cockney Rejects)
25. Stigmata - Violence (Combat 84)
26. Tech 9 - Sorry (4-Skins)
27. The Business - Crucified (Iron Cross)
Tracklist - Vol 2
01- Roger Miret and The Disasters - New York belongs to me (Cock Sparrer)
02-Ignite - The Jinx (Peter and The Test Tube Babies)
03-Second Chance NL-Stark raving normal(The Blood)
04-Bouncing Souls-We're coming back(Cock Sparrer)
05-Brightside-One law for them(4 skins)
06-Cromag, Harley & Friends-Badman(Cockney Rejects)
07-Death Threat-King of the jungle(Last Resort)
09-Vision-Where are they now(Cock Sparrer)
10-Murphys Law-Drinking and driving(The Business)
12-Powerhouse-Gang warfare(The Strike)
13-Funeral Dress-Real enemy(The Business)
14-Re-Tribute: Millwall Roi-Gotta go (Agnostic Front)
15-Roger Miret & The Disasters-Voice of a generation (Blitz)
17-Second Chance NL-I won't pay for liberty (Angelic Upstarts)
18-Bouncing Souls-The beginning of the end (Cockney Rejects)
20-Cromag, Harley & Friends-Freedom (Last Resort)
21-Death Threat-Poseur (Combat 84)
22-Hardshell-Take the blame (Vicious Rumours)
23-Vision-Let's break the law (Anti Nowhere League)
24-Beans-What's wrong boy (Slaughter and The Dogs)
25-Powerhouse-Maniac (Peter & The Test Tube Babies)
26-Funeral Dress-Loud and clear (Subculture)
27-Re-Tribute-Last Resort-She's a skinhead girl warrior (Warzone)
Two or three years prior, I saw their first record in the imports bin and was all set to buy it. Then my friend who was with me at that time intervened saying “I heard their first album sucks big time, it’s a disco record!” At first I thought he was just kidding, but he was really insistent. Good thing, Go Girl Crazy CD was also available, so I bought the Dictators instead.
I still haven’t heard of the Ministry’s first record so I can’t say if it’s disco or if it sucks big time just as my friend described it.
Anyway, this one definitely rocks and a must have.
Note: To the Pinoi Punks, please support the band and buy the record. I think it is still available at Fishbone’s Middle Finger store in Cartimar Recto.
Monday, May 31, 2010
First up is Big Drill Car’s compilation of rarities, alternate takes, covers and compilation tracks and 5 new recordings, A Never Ending Endeavor. I have to admit I’m a newbie to this band. I first heard them way after their disbandment. They played pop punk predating your Green Days and your Offsprings. Though their sound is a bit polished for may taste, they still manage to get my attention due to the strength of their songs. Standout tracks include The Other, What You Believe and the title track of their last studio album No Worse for the Wear. Their cover of Celebrated Summer and Buzzcocks’ I Don’t Mind are kick-ass but I can’t understand why Billy Joel’s Big Shot?
Anyways, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Anyways, the posts right now have something in common. They were all released here in the Philippines! These releases made things here in Manila more exciting. I never thought Sick Of It All and the Exploited will actually be released here. Of course these are their major label releases like the Exploited’s Beat the Bastards, ALL’s Pummel, Luna’s second album Bewithced, Eugenius’ Mary Queen of Scots, & Sick Of It All’s Built to Last. Plus I included 7 Seconds’ The Music, The Message. Though the latter wasn’t locally available, it fits the other category which is ‘major label release.’
These records don’t need much introduction other than at some point in time, they made my heavy rotation.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Then a couple of days ago, I had an idea of reviving that little project of mine, hoping that someone might have posted the Pentagram’s demo. And what do you know it was posted on several blogs. So I downloaded that sucker and ripped my CDs of the Discharge, Cryptic Slaughter, and so on. I thought it was smooth sailing from here on since I already got the Pentagram demo but I was so wrong. I still encountered some minor bumps like the Devastation track for example. I thought the Devastation covered by Napalm was the thrash metal band but it turned out there were at least three bands named Devastation. So I did some research looking for every releases of the three Devastations and the tracklists for each release. Then I finally found it. It was the Chicago band Devastation which only released a demo, and a re-recording of the said demo Creation of the Ripping Death. But the biggest problem was Wehrmacht track from Leaders Not Followers 2 called Fright Night. I only read about Wehrmacht because of their ties with Cryptic Slaughter but I haven’t heard most of their releases. I actually downloaded Shark Attack a couple of years back but Fright Night’s not in that album. So I looked for all the Wehrmacht songs on all of their releases including their demos but there’s no song called Fright Night! I so determined to finish this project that I’m not gonna quit that easily. So the next thing I did was find a key word, look of a song with “Fright” or “Night” in the title. I found one song called Night of Pain from their demo Death Punk while browsing a blog called Lockjaw. So I DLed the Death Punk demo and listened to it. Alas! It’s Fright Night! I even looked at the lyrics in Leaders and tried to compare it with Night of Pain and yes, it’s the same. Then, I found out that song was re-recorded for the album Biermacht. The sound from Biermacht was ‘cleaner’ than the demo, of course, but somehow I liked the demo better than the Biermacht version. That’s why I included the Death Punk version as a “bonus track.”
I can now appreciate the Leaders compilation e more since I already heard the originals. And while downloading Insanity’s Death After Death, Master’s Unreleased 1985 album, Massacre’s Chamber of Ages Demo, I was also reading the bloggers’ thoughts on these bands since I really wasn’t into this type of music in the first place. I found out that these bands really deserve to be called Leaders Not Followers! Nate from True Punk and Metal even commented on how great Master’s sound was, “There really wasn't much else out that sounded this real back then. These recordings put Venom to shame.” Now, that’s sacrilegious to some Satanist circle! Hehehe. But really, I found a renewed respect for death metal, a genre I long overlooked along with black metal. But that all changed when I heard these bands. From the break-neck speed and sheer brutality of bands like Insanity, Master, Massacre and Devastation, I felt like I lost a lot of time after ignoring death metal for so long.
Aside from the originals, I also included Napalm Death’s Leaders Not Followers 1 and 2 just in case you don’t have them yet or just plain lazy to rip them. :)
Enjoy and Happy Easter!!!
Napalm Death - Leaders Not Followers
the Original Leaders Not Followers
Friday, March 19, 2010
Alex Chilton started early in music, he was just a teenager when he was with the Boxtops. After Boxtops, he teamed-up with Chris Bell forming the power pop group Big Star. After just three albums, the band disintegrated and Alex and the boys went their separate ways.
Big Star, especially Alex Chilton, influenced a lot of the so-called college radio bands. From REM, to the Replacements, the Posies (Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow toured with the reformed Big Star in the nineties, but remained with the Posies), Teenage Fanclub, Garbage, Matthew Sweet, the Bangles… the list goes on.
Upon learning of his death this morning, I immediately compiled all the Big Star / Alex Chilton cover songs I have. Some I got from the net and some from my personal collection. This includes an excellent cover of Thirteen by the Counting Crows (I don’t like band personally but their live rendition kicks ass! I forgot where I got this), the classic Bangles version of September Gurls, Evan Dando’s cover of Ballad of El Goodo, Teenage Fanclub’s great version of Alex Chilton’s Free Again and Cheap Trick’s take on In The Street from That 70’s Show soundtrack. I also included the Mats’ Alex Chilton – for me, the ultimate tribute! Most of the songs here are covers of Thirteen and I think Holocaust from Third/Sister Lovers.
1. Bat for Lashes - Kangaroo
2. Cheap Trick - In the Street
3. Counting Crows - Thirteen
4. Denison Witmer - Nighttime
5. Elliot Smith - Thirteen
6. Evan Dando - Ballad of El Goodo
7. Garbage - Thirteen
8. Kathryn Williams - Thirteen
9. Kind of Like Spitting - Thirteen
10. Magnapop - Thirteen
11. Mary Lou Lord - Thirteen
12. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - Back of a Car
13. Okkervil River - O, Dana
14. Rainy Day - Holocaust
15. Son VOlt - Holocaust
16. Superdrag - September Gurls
17. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Ballad of El Goodo
18. Teenage Fanclub - Free Again
19. the Bangles - September Gurls
20. the Replacements - Alex Chilton
21. the Resentments - Thirteen
22. Tommy Keane - Hey! Little Child
23. Wilco - Thirteen
Power Pop Overdose posted the Small World, a Big Star Tribute album. Get it HERE.
And if you still don't have the three albums of Big Star, you can get it from Chasm Filler blog. You can get #1 Record/Radio City HERE, and Third/Sister Lovers HERE.
You will certainly be missed.
Here's a request from Snargles. Tracks 1-4 is from Peel Session, December 1977, tracks 5-8 from Peel Session, July 1978, tracks 9-11 from Street Level Radio 1981 and track 12 is from Bangkok Radio 1986.