sunday, that's my fun day, weekly mp3 blog roundup

remember boys and girls, there are organizations out there, like the one shown in the video below, that believe there are links to violent crime and downloading music. so take extra precaution throughout your time on the internet!!

leaked actual RIAA training video

view it on youtube.

you may also want to see what jello biafra had to say recently about the RIAA: RIAA = MAFIA.

...and on with the musics...

Hunger-Strictly from Hunger-1968 US
Sir Douglas Quintet + 2 = (Honkey Blues) -1968 US
Beacon Street Union -The Clown Died in Marvin Gardens- 1968 US
Sapphire Thinkers - From Within -1968 US
Sagittarius- Present Tense -1968 US
The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society-1968 UK
31st of February-S/T- 1968 US
Bango -S/T- 1970 Brazil
The Conqueroo - From The Vulcan Gas Company -1968 US
via hippy-djkit

CAMEL - UNDERAGE – 1969 (UK) hard rock
BLACK CAT BONES - BARBED WIRE SANDWICH – 1970 (UK) heavy psych blues
via Orexis Of Death

OLHO SECO - S/T ep (Pogar 07) 1984
via 7inchpunk

The Bad Actors - Are They Hostile
Shrink - Valid Or Void
Eddie and the Hot Rods - Teenage Depression
Le Ritz - Punker
The Bears - Fun, Fun, Fun / On Me / Insane / Insane!!
T.V. Smith's Explorers - Tomahawk Cruise
Masterswitch - Action Replay
Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranoias - Heads Down, No Nonsense, Mindless Boogie
via Always Searching For Music

NO FRAUD s/t 7" (1986)
V/A -SENSELESS DEATH LP compilation (1989)
NAUSEA-crime against humanity LP (1991)
WARFARE Noise filth & fury 7" (1984)

Psychic TV - Temple Records 1984
The Ex - Ex Records 1981
The Exploited - The Exploited Records Company 1980
Skids - No Bad Records 1978
Minutemen - SST Records 1980 / New Alliance Records 1981
The Adverts - Stiff Records 1977
Johnny Curious - Bugle Records 1979
The Stukas - Sonet Records 1977
The Ruts - Virgin Records 1979
via kill your pet puppy

Operation Ivy - Self Titled (Remastered)
Flipper - Sex Bomb Baby
Teengenerate - Audio Recording
Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off (7inch)
Dead Kennedys - Cold Fish Demo Tape (1979)
via Born In The Basement

The Replacements - Boink!! (the bootleg)
via Wilfully Obscure

James Brown 'Sho Is Funky Down Here'
via thee head vein

Reagan Youth- A Collection of Pop Classics
via A Day Without a Record

Cosmic Overdose - Observation galen 7″
via Killed By Death Records

Sex Pistols "Spunk-The Official Bootleg"

Ronnie Gee - Raptivity
Mollesters - Plastic / I Am 7inch
via Last Days of Man On Earth

the strike - a conscience...
the gain - sing ready steady smash
via music ruined my life

TERRORIZER / NAUSEA- Split Demo Tape (selfproduced, USA, 1988)
via Good bad Music for bad, bad Times!

Damien Youth-Fluttering Briar,LP,1984+Image for The Man Who Invented God,LP,1990+Festival of Death,tape,1995
Black Sun Ensemble-st,LP,1985,USA
Frankie Dymon Jr.-Let It Out,LP,1971,Germany


shotwell - geneva avenue fall out tape (1999)


shotwell are the gritty SF mission district punks that probably pack dynamite in those guitar cases of thiers, and maybe they do.

yeah, so strawman called it quits after returning from an european tour, leaving jimmy to form shotwell coho with aaron cometbus, and open up for sublime and strung out at their first show in december of 1994. since then, shotwell has seen numerous lineup changes, including the departure of aaron cometbus on drums. in one form or another, shotwell could be seen over the years, touring the nation in their leprechaun mobile home, or taking the streets back by setting up and playing guerrilla punk rock shows in the streets of the mission. it seems to me that shotwell are one of those bands who LIVE the chaos!!


i'm pretty sure i got this tape when they played cafe metropolis, in wilkes-barre, pa, perhaps in the late 90s. however, i also saw them once a few years prior to that, at the teen center/3rd + b st., in davis, ca.

shotwell - geneva avenue fall out tape [cassette rip]
mp3 320kbps VBR [31.77 MB]

01 once in a while
02 geneva avenue fall out
03 sinking the ship
04 eppli
05 cheap tragedies
06 days into days
07 half the truth
08 what it takes
09 don't need a mirror

shotwell's very lo-fi internet web site from 2001


end of the week mp3 blog roundup


The Electric Chairs - Eddie and Sheena
Kleenex - Ain't You
Cuddly Toys - Astral Joe
The Crabs - Lullabies Lie and The John Peel Sessions 26/04/78
Automatics - When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again
via Always Searching For Music

Honey Bane - Honey Bane Records 1980
close lobsters - the mirror breaks (the mob)
Lets Wreck Mother - Flicknife Records 1985
Culturcide - Tacky Souvenirs Of Pre-Revolutionary America - Culturecide Records 1986
The Clash - Hammersmith Palais, London, W6 - 15/12/79
Motorhead - Big Beat Records 1977
Poison Girls / Fatal Microbes - Small Wonder Records 1978
via kill your pet puppy

Reason to Believe - When Reason Sleeps, Demons Dance (1990)
4 Walls Falling - Culture Shock
via Zen and the Art of Face Punching


TYRRANICIDE-hiding under white demo (1986)
TOXODETH-mysteries about life and death Tape (1989)

The Easybeats 'Absolute Anthology 1965-1969'
via thee head vein

via Used Bin Forever!

via power pop criminals

Death - Scream Bloody Gore
Infest - No Man's Slave
via Lo-Res Viscera

MAGITS- Fully coherent 7″EP (Outer Himmilayan Records, UK, 1979)
WEHRMACHT- Beermacht Demo (selfproduced, USA, 1986)
via Good bad Music for bad, bad Times!

D.R.I. - Dirty Rotten 7" EP '83
CÓLERA - Dê o Fora 7" EP '86

Ren-Vell Records Battle of the Bands
via garage hangover

Ladernunnan - Ensam i natt E.P. 7″
Satans Rats - You Make Me Sick 7″
via Killed By Death Records

Condemned Attitude - Live (tape)
Drilling For Mom - Demo
Peace Corpse - Tape

Cold Sun - Dark Shadows ,LP,1989/1969,USA

Amdi Petersens Arme-"S/T" ep

The Dictators "Go Girl Crazy!"
SS-20 "The Wealth Of Nations EP"
Kill The Hippies "Jerked Off By Strangers EP"

THE BLEACH BOYS - Children Of The Wally World Go Wild For Kicks (Tape)

Meat Puppets -S/T
via anthems from the alleyways

The Tits - Daddy is My Pusher / I’m So Glad Elvis is Dead 7inch
via Last Days of Man On Earth


wynona riders - demo 1991

in keeping with the theme today of early 90s northern california bands, here's a demo from the bay area's wynona riders. this demo goes back to the days of tape trading through snail mail (ha! remember that!?). unfortunately though, it was obtained from a hasty trader who couldn't be bothered with copying inserts or even writing track lists. yet, it is still worthy of a post here, since this band was one of my favourites from the bay area lookout records pop-punk onslaught of the early nineties. the wynona riders were formed from members of a couple of other notable bands such as the soup, filth, vagrants, pot valiant, and sweet baby.

i believe this is the demo mentioned in their following bio from lookout records:
I encountered THE WYNONA RIDERS first at a Sunday afternoon show at Gilman Street with a dozen or so other people. I was still new enough that I jumped at any chance to hang out at the graffiti-coated club and be bombarded by any manner of punk rock allowed to mount the stage. Sunday afternoon shows were musical pot lucks: they seemed to book bands that pestered the staff for so long they had to be given a show—my own first band was one of them. They were almost always all local bands that I'd never heard of, but it was fun to just hang around, and if the band sucked you could talk outside on the sidewalk. When THE WYNONA RIDERS started playing, I looked up from whatever conversation I was engaged in. They sounded good, the songs were melodic and catchy, and they seemed well-practiced, unlike the other bands they were appearing with that day. Pat and I were putting together The Can of Pork Compilation, and I asked the vocalist, Skip, who later ran for mayor of Alameda, CA, if they wanted to contribute a song. He gave me their demo tape, with which I became preoccupied. Their music was even more infectious on further listenings, and the lyrics were cryptic, humorous poetry—or at least, I hoped they were because they made me laugh. THE RIDERS went through some lineup changes and two East Bay band veterans and scenesters, Richie Bucher (SOUP, SWEET BABY) and Dave E.C. (FILTH, THE VAGRANTS) ended up in the band. Lookout! released a 7"EP, then recorded demos for an LP when the band broke up, all in 1992. Then in 1995, THE WYNONA RIDERS reformed in response to the resurgence of '92 era melodic pop-punk. The time seemed perfect. After two ambitious and arresting releases, THE WYNONA RIDERS broke up again over the question of whether to internet or internot. Skip and '95 era guitarist Joe Selby went on to form the short-lived but still great TOYBOAT.—Christopher Appelgren

wynona riders - demo 1991 [cassette rip]
mp3 320kbps VBR [34.88 MB]

01 rescue
02 break
03 childhood game
04 crazy, man
05 downtown
06 unknown

edit - thanx to laurent for IDing the tracks!!

one video found on the youtubes:
The Wynona Riders - Squirrel Happy

watch it on youtube

and the break-up of the band, from the wynona riders entry on wikipedia:
After a successful tour that saw the Wynona Riders play over 40 shows around the country in six weeks the band decided to try to stick it out with the touring line-up and began writing new material for a follow-up record. An interim release under the name The Nation of Wenonah was released on What Else? records out of Indiana as a split EP with band Lynrd's Innards. The EP was a send-up/tribute of the Washington D.C. band the Nation of Ulysses. As more new songs were written the style of the band was veering towards the agitpop styles of other D.C. bands from the early 1990's and Richie and Dave found themselves less than enthusiastic about the direction the band was headed.

Time was booked into Andy Ernst's Art of Ears studio, where "J.D. Salinger" had been recorded to do an EP for Lookout!, but before the band entered the studio they suffered something of a meltdown and broke up onstage at 924 Gilman St. in Berkeley, ironically while performing as the opening band for another Lookout! band, Fifteen's farewell show.

Skip and Joe formed the band "Toyboat" with former Red # and Hi-Fives drummer Julie Rose and bassist Adam Turk, E.C. joined the band "Three Years Down", and Richie went to work at a bakery. A short year later toyboat would disband and Joe Selby would join Three Years Down as their bass player with Skip moving to New York to pursue a career in information technology.

also, one member of wynona riders is (or at the very least, was) in a band called surface wound with members of too much joy.

circus tents - demo tape 1991 - root beer swilling skate punk!!

during the mid to late 90s i spent most of my time (when i wasn't traveling) in northern california.  in davis, california, to be precise.  i had a radio show at community free-form alternative radio KDVS, as well as helping run Food Not Bombs with my pal Punk Roge, and a little side-job washing dishes for some spending cash.  after Food Not Bombs, sunday afternoons were usually spent poring over records and tapes at any of the local thrift stores.  it was one of these such sunday afternoons that i plucked this cassette out of the sea of cheeseball hair metal and corny new wave offerings that were usually par for the course.  i was already familiar with the band, having had a copy of their only vinyl outing, the hard up EP, which i may be their only other output, period.  someone please correct me if i'm wrong!!  i would surely like to hear more.  every song here is pretty much a winner, topics range from rootbeer (LESS FILLING, TASTES GREAT!), skateboarding, cops, girls, insecurities, etc.  basically anthems for being punk and young.  think bay area hardcore meets RKL...


from the posthumous circus tents myspace:
Old Skate Rock Band from Grass Valley, Ca from 1989 to 1993 (or something like that).After the Circus Tents broke up, Matt and Chad went on to start up The Force, Jon played in Cigar, and Scot did the Wimpy Heroes with Matt and later played in Superuin. Jon now plays in Ra Ra Rabbit. Matt now plays in Viva Hate.


circus tents - demo tape 1991 [cassette rip]
mp3 320kbps VBR [46.33 MB]

01 skateboarding in grass valley
02 why the fuck?
03 to protect and to serve
04 criticized
05 colonel pickering
06 trust
07 root beer
08 can you hear me?
09 worthless
10 go away
11 raid dave's house
12 four count

enjoy, and as always, please leave a comment.

dead serious, headacher, broke as a joke @ LOD 02.17.08

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dead serious | broke as a joke | headacher


prosanctus inferi @ LOD 02.10.08

brutal lo-fi midwest black metal attack!!

view it on flickr

prosanctus inferi on myspace.
alex may or may not have some of the Prosanctus Inferi - Sacreligious Desecration in Excelsis LPs left for mailorder, over at chromeleaf.org


another weekend, another weekend mp3 blog roundup!!

via toothpaste for dinner

Etae-"??" ep

The Barracudas - Drop Out With The Barracudas LP - EMI 1981
The Door And The Window - Detailed Twang LP - N.B. Records 1980
Abrasive Wheels - Riot City Records 1982
The Iconoclast - Flipside Records 1985
The Mob - Trinity Hall, Bristol, November 1983
Africa Corps - Tragic Figures LP - Independent Project Records 1982
The System - Spiderleg Records - 1982
Andy T - Old Queens Head, Stockwell, London SW9 - 14/08/83
Flux Of Pink Indians - 100 Club, London, W1 - 09/06/81
Wreckless Eric - Stiff Records 1977
via kill your pet puppy

via power pop criminals

SHOES "Black Vinyl Shoes" 1977
"Shake Some Action" - The Ultimate Power Pop Guide VA
Civilisation Machine "Into The Juice" 1985
20/20 "20/20" 1979
SHOES "Present Tense/Tongue Twister" ‘79 / ‘80

Mega City Four - Peel Session 19/07/1988
via Punks On Postcards

V.A. - Rondelet Records Punk Singles Collection
V.A. - Riot City Punk Singles Collection Volume 1
V.A. - Raw Records Punk Singles Collection
V.A. - Beat The System Punk Singles Collection
MINUTEMEN: Live at 9:30 Club, Washington D.C. (1985) @ VBR
MINUTEMEN: Live in Geneve (1983) @VBR
MINUTEMEN: Live at The Stone, San Francisco, CAL (1985)
CHELSEA: Fools and Soldiers
MINUTEMEN: Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ '85
via Hangover Heart Attack

The Nubs 7" (Businessman, 1980)
The Buck Pets - 1987 demo tape
Armchair Martian 7" (1995)
Pollen - Peach Tree (1997)
via Wilfully Obscure

Mad - S/T (1972)
Kräldjursanstalten - Voodoo Boogie (1980)
Panama Limited - Indian Summer (1970)
via Ezhevika Fields

Suburban Studs - Questions
The Tights - Howard Hughes
The Satellites - Urbane Gorilla
Devo - Jocko Homo
via Always Searching For Music

MC5 – KICK OUT THE JAMS – 1968 (US) garage/hard rock
via Orexis Of Death

Amon Düül II - Hijack (1974)
via Floodlit Footprint

Grout - Demo (Live on KHSU)
A.R.R. - An Idea Whose Time Has Come (demo)

Anarchy 6 - Hardcore Lives
Redd Kross - Annette's Got the Hits
via anthems from the alleyways

Youth Korps – ’82 7” (Crucial Response Records ccr12)
via 7inchpunk

Redd Kross 'Born Innocent' (1982, 1986)
via thee head vein


7 Seconds- Walk Together, Rock Together
via A Day Without a Record

VOID- Soundboard 9:30 Club 02/13/83 Live 7″EP (no label, ca. 2000)
via Good bad Music for bad, bad Times!

D.O.A - Punk Rock Singles 1978-1999
via Born In The Basement


the raleigh scene - 1984

view it on google video

today, i discovered another very cool hardcore documentary, this one covering the scene in north carolina during 1984.

from the video description:
documentary on raleigh, north carolina hardcore punk scene produced by unknown high school student for a/v class circa 1984. featuring interviews with reed mullin [corrosion of conformity], simon bob sinister [ugly americans, corrosion of conformity], scott williams [bands too numerous to list (second coming, straight on 'zine, and most recently, double negative)], and many others. performances by battalion of saints and subculture.

see also:
Ugly Americans - Philadelphia Freedom (restless records) ‘86 via 7inchpunk
V/A - No Core Compilation Cassette via killed by death records

welcome to concrete @ monster house 02.07.08

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this show was a benefit for the Spore-Print Info Shop, a collective/DIY resource center opening it's doors shortly to our beloved community.


RIP sean finnegan drummer of DC hardcore band VOID

no matter which side of the faith/void split you prefer, you'll agree that it's arguably the best split release in the history of hardcore. the void songs were so ballistic and out of control, they teetered on the edge of losing it completely. so far out of bounds, that few bands have come close to achieving the same type of loose ferocity.

from dischord record news:
We are sad to announce that Sean Finnegan, the drummer from Void and an original member of the Dischord family, passed away on Wednesday January 30th of an apparent heart attack, he was 43. Sean's family will receive friends Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland. Sean played in Void while they we're active from 1980-1983 and was recently working on the set of the HBO production, "The Wire". An obituary and guest book can be found in the Baltimore Sun. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Sean's many friends and family members.

In lieu of flowers Sean's family ask that donations may be made to the Fisher House, Walter Reed Hospital , Washington, D.C.

void - who are you? @ wilson center DC '83

just a small example of the wild performances attributed to void lore.

you can still purchase some void material over at dischord.

our friends at lo-res viscera recently posted void's long-lost/unreleased 3rd album "potion for bad dreams." in this (un)release, void was evolving from the breakneck thrash of their earlier material, slowing it down and adding the metal chops. while most hardcore purists could probably have done without hearing it, i certainly enjoy listening to it for what it is and it still can probably bulldoze much of the metal albums recorded during the same time frame.

good music for bad, bad times! has the Condensed Flesh 7"EP, which was a vinyl press of the 1981 void demo tape.


mp3 blog roundup from the ground up, ah yeah!!

way too much good stuff soaring through the blogosphere this week. i had to prune my choices and i'm still left with a gigantic list. i'm sure there's something you'll enjoy! as always when you download, say thanx (comments people, COMMENTS!!), and if you like it, buy the music somewhere if it's still in print...

shout outs to new lentil nightmare?! blog friends lo-res viscera and mustard relics!!

Gandalf The Grey - The Grey Wizard Am I
via Chocoreve

Crossed Out - Discography
Void - Potion for Bad Dreams
Drunk Injuns - Frontside Grind


the (scottish) freeze

sure, the boston freeze rank up there with some of the best american hardcore, but lately i've been giving the scottish freeze repeated listens. the haunting ballad "psychodalek nightmare" lurches along oozing proto-punk, even with its well-suited use of violin. this is the song that sucked me in, and really brings to mind the mike rep and the quota's anthem "heavy metal has destroyed my mind."

the freeze - psychodalek nightmares

view it on youtube

the video is a little disappointing in the fact that it's just a slideshow of cover art and a promo shot, and that's it, aside from a little bit of lineup and record infos.

from the video's youtube page:
The Freeze were formed in 1976 by Gordon Sharp, David Clancy and Keith Grant, all pupils together at school in Linlithgow, West Lothian. By 1977 and after linking up with drummer Graeme Radin, the band started gigging around Scotland, often playing support to many of the main punk and new wave bands of the day.
On Feb 24th 1978 they participated in the Stiff/Chiswick challenge series -- designed to highlight the U.K.'s top, unsigned acts at Edinburgh's Clouds Disco. Among those performing were The Skids, The Subs, The Monos, The Cuban Heels, Groper, The Freeze, and The Scars.

Two 7inch's were released on the A1 label, 1979's In Colour EP followed by 1980's Celebration/Crossover single.

Best moments-1: The Astoria Ballroom with our friends from Dalkeith singing along to Psychodalek Nightmare

Best moments-2:After being stopped by police on the way home from a gig where they got very excited about a substance in Roys pocket to get it returned 4 weeks later with a note to say it was violin resin, a fact that we had told the police at the time of our arrest!

more of the freeze on youtube
Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland - previously posted here, a compilation containing some classic freeze tracks.