Sunday, January 19, 2014

RULETA RUSA - Aqui No Es + 2 cassette $6

Firstly the cassette comes with two songs not featured on the LP. You can call that a bonus.
RULETA RUSA are outta San Francisco composed with some members of PELIGRO SOCIAL and BORN DEAD. "Aqui No Es" is the band's debut full length album. RULETA RUSA dresses up ESKORBUTO and less dynamic COLERA punk rock styling with MOTORHEAD inspired hardcore/punk, something like INEPSY or SKITKIDS. Vocals are in Spanish, to their benefit. Lots of rad little guitar leads avoiding wankery. RULETA RUSA turned out a strict Spanish punk rock n roll powerhouse.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


GENERACION SUICIDA continue their brand of punk that feels like it came from a Danish band during the KBD revival circa 2004. I feel like that sounds lame but GENERACION SUICIDA are really really good at it. MASSHYSTERI is thrown around often in conjunction with GENERACION SUICIDA. I feel GORILLA ANGREB fits the bill a bit better but that might just be splitting hairs.

It was immediately apparent that CATHOLIC SPIT's approach is from another land than what I'd just heard. No redundancy is a plus. Can CATHOLIC SPIT firmly plant both feet? Slowly pacing bass and drum underline a dreamy depersonalized guitar. Introductions end rather abruptly and the song picks up at the crack of incredible female voice. It was the same vocals as THE SICK THINGS in my head!!! The aloft guitar drops in some narrowing the gap of lucidity. Post-punk bass lines like AU PAIRS, GANG OF FOUR or DELTA 5 trying to win the hundred meter dash gives the songs a bright feeling. A synth and double guitars on duty produce a result like a complex and layered version of NERVOSAS.

Friday, January 17, 2014

MEURTE EN LA INDUSTRIA - Tu Vida lp $16.00
Muerte En La Industria 1988 demo cassette remastered and issued on vinyl.  Classic 1980's Mexico hardcore/punk!   Gatefold cover comes with mini zine containing lyrics, show flyers, poster centerfold and brief band history.  Text in Spanish and English.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DYNAMITE HEMORFHAGE - Issue #1 zine $7.50

  • A definitive interview with Chris D. (Flesh Eaters), focused solely on 1977-80 LA punk; Slash magazine; Upsetter Records and his band
  • Retrospective and interview with Sally Skull, 1994-97 all female, criminally forgotten low-fidelity Scottish garage/art/punk band
  • Interviews with Sex Tide and Household, two of today’s best bands working the raw minimalism circuit
  • Interview with the gentlemen from Bona Dish, an early 80s UK DIY band who’ve recently surfaced again thanks to a reissue of their cassette material
  • A comprehensive piece by the editor of Fuckin’ Record Reviews blog on various obscure 80s/90s fanzines
  • 56 record reviews, penned by Expressway To Yr Skull’s Erika Elizabeth and editor Jay Hinman
  • 17 (lengthy) book reviews
    64 pages

Monday, December 16, 2013

IGUANA DE BANDA (iggy & the stooges) - Etiqueta Negra De Lugo lp $18.00
The best set of Raw Power outtakes to date. Some how there are previously unreleased mixes, alternate takes, instrumentals and tracks. The infamous Ni**er Man finally sees the light of day on the LP.
Limited to 1,000 copies.

NARCOLEPTICS - Demo cassette $5.00
2013 is a year dedicated to reissues, but there's been some demos that give hope for flesh blood to the next few years. NARCOLEPTICS' demo is one of them. Like FRAMTID's new lp sees them stepping further into hardcore territory than before, in concept NARCOLEPTICS are much the same. These demo songs could have made a good, straight ahead hardcore demo. Instead NARCOLEPTICS has the right amount of fuzzed out noise guitar tone to make distinct road rash raw guitar riffs, backed up by frantic d-beat drumming and cranked bass distortion. The vocals have enough reverb to be noticeable without going over the top. The little bit of this and little bit of that flavor with the great songwriting displayed here make a killer.
Limited to 100 copies.

DROPPINGS - Issue 1 zine + cassette $4.00
Droppings includes an Atlanta Scene Report, interviews with JOINT D≠, TOTAL CONTROL, KREMLIN, & GARY WRONG. Comes with a cassette featuring tracks from the interviewed bands (minus Kremlin) and a smattering of Atlanta bands from the past and present. Look out for issues 2 & 3 coming soon.
16 pages.

 LIP CREAM - Lonely Rock 7" $10.50
Official reissue for one of the definitive Japanese hardcore records.  Japan import.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BRAIN CAR / BAD TASTE - Split 7" $6.00
Rochester's BAD TASTE put out a split single with fellow townies BRAIN CAR, where they spend some 3 odd minutes in "Warzone High" drooling and groaning in a bad trip mess of warbling guitar lines and sloppy hangover drumming. The whole thing sounds like it was written and recorded on the spot in a neglected, vandalized high school bathroom by a bunch of pimple-faced freaks, smoking ditch wee and cutting class. The kinda noise made by kids who pretended their BMX bikes are Harley's and who cruise around town mean mugging, trying to convince the rest of the world. Inspired by them, I wanted to write a bit about a couple tracks of crude psychedelia (I'm using this term generously), exposed to me within or through punk - It's a weird world. Thanks to the people who turned me on to this shit...
(Concrete Gorilla)
BRAIN CAR are true self absorbed assholes who enjoy subjecting meager audiences into submission, both live and on-record. Using a BEACH BOYS hit as their crutch, BRAIN CAR shovel syrupy goof in stereo for two stinkin' minutes. Let your color fly, or don't.
(Got Myself)

GENERACION SUICIDA - Con La Muerte A Tu Lado lp $11.00In 1977 LA, THE PLUGZ, THE ZEROS, X and ALICE BAG would be wishing they played like GENERACION SUICIDA.
When the KBD revival bubble burst almost a decade ago GENERACION SUICIDA would have easily held their own. Even with the numerous Danish heavy hitters like YOUNG WASTENERS, NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, COLA FREAKS and GORILLA ANGREB, whom they most closely resemble out of that troupe. Considering it isn't cool to be doing some '77 punk style band at the moment I don't see much room posturing and cool points. Real deal punk couldn't have come at a better time. Lyrics in Spanish too. All around good record.

NERV - Life? 7" $6.50NERV blisters off the speakers with the only thing holding it together is a mutual love of falling apart. A bomb that can't explode hard enough or fast enough collapses in on itself. These songs are nearly as terminal as h100s frenzied blasts.

NUBS - Job 7" $7.00Last place at the Special Olympics huffing gas couldn't be this dumb. One of the greatest punk songs ever. 33 years for this classic to get reissued is insanity. Previously resorting to the numerous bands that cover "Job" cause $150 price tag was in the way has gone by the wayside. Last Laugh sold out of these in just under a week. Grab this before it too become a collectors item.

WIZZARD SLEEVE / GARY WRONG GROUP - Halloween Violence Split 7" $7.00
This split comes just in time for Halloween including a bloody wolf mask! Blast the record and put on that mask while handing out firecrackers, broken circuit boards and raw meat laced with LSD to the kids in your hood.
GARY WRONG GROUP is indeed a Dream Smasher or perhaps nightmare maker. GARY WRONG GROUP finely craft a soundscape of sci-fi awe with fateful undertones. Any fears are given life in the crackin of smashing glass and a voice from a broken megaphone. If that isn't enough it is a second person narrative of fear.
We get the first (maybe only/last) WIZZARD SLEEVE track after some time. Loupgarou comes terrorizing in to quickly slow to a lurch. A drone of noise like an opium smoking aboriginal on a didgeridoo intermittently interrupted with a foreboding, cliff hanging guitar riff. Lyrics come in with enough reverb that you see the springs inside the amp jiggling in your mind alongside WIZZARD SLEEVE's notable dark tones. The frequency of these bursts increases. The ferocity rises to screams and guitars collapse to horrid noise.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

TYVEK - Domestic Five Cassette $5.50
Five new songs in practice/demo tape-style. Recorded direct to boombox for maximum transparency/opacity! (for the wussies, it sounds great)  No hi-speed dubbing-- tape is already fast, duh. NSA has not heard this tape.

NO FUCKER - Conquer The Innocent 7" $5.00
A storage shed had been holding dead stock copies of NO FUCKER's final ep, Conquer The Innocent, captive years after it has been out of print.  Recently unleashed and now terrorizing the public again!  Raw, Swedish style hardcore/punk from upstate New York.  A wall of white noise from CRUDITY,  a back bone of heavy guitar riffs a la ANTI CIMEX and SHITLICKERS driven by a DISCHARGErhythm.  Released in 2008 and called a masterpiece by some.  In their time NO FUCKER seemed to go rather unnoticed beyond the nuttiest punk connoisseurs.  Today not much has changed and their records are desirable.  Not in the 'Crazy rare.  I want this just for ebay.' bullshit.  Rather the 'I want to blare this fucker! sort.

Brought you by Backwoods Butcher Records care of skull crusher Doug Long. Sixty four half-sized pages of obnoxious filth for the literate idiot. Interviews with COCKNOOSE, AUTOPSY, BREATHILIZOR, SKULLHOG, VICKERS, Steveggs of P.O.E. / NUTSCREAMER plus another classic old interview with RUPTURE, more GEROGERIGEGEGE obsession, a live report from CSMD, general wisdom from Dr. Jason Wade, stupid columns and reviews of awful records. A cavalcade of maturity and good taste!

THEE NODES - All Day Every Day 7" $7.50
Take a head from THE MUMMIES and slap it on the body of CEO of HEWHOCORRUPTS Inc., Tommy Camaro and we've got not just a visual aesthetic for THEE NODES but, even bit if of their musical flavor in the six deranged songs for punk freaks on this ep. Maybe pigs will fly now that I used THE MUMMIES and HEWHOCORRUPTS side by side. I never thought I'd see the day. But this really is like THE MUMMIES gone hardcore. Abrasive, intense, in your face, skronk rock and fucking roll. Garage/Punk/Hardcore: now we all can unite, hold hands and fuck some shit up.
Only 195 copies.

LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS - Sex Pit 7" $6.00
Someone popped their gigantic zit and the pus exploded onto my face. Definitely got some in my mouth. electric eels fans take note.
When the records were delivered I could smell this patchouli drenched box on my porch from inside the house. LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS truly are some sick scum.
Now let me see you nitwitz pogo.

SHORT FAST & LOUD #27 $3.00
Tons of reviews, top tens, columns, Backslider interview and what do ya know Infest did an interview! SFL still maintaining the quality we know and love. 62 pages