- July, 2000
A Plant For Texas "You Can Still Rock In America" CD
Ha! A Planet for Texas is one of those rock bands you just have to see
live. Looking through the crazy pictures in their CD booklet you know
itd be awesome. Anyway, this band is a mix of straight up rock n
roll with a spice of silly pop. They sorta remind me of the Rehabs if
they hung out with Boris the Sprinkler. Therere 13 tracks including,
"Crop Rotation/Rules" and "My Lovely Homicide." (JD)
Bruisers "In The Pit" CD/LP
now the Bruisers should be a punk household name. Al Barr, ex-Bruisers
vocalist, is currently in the Dropkick Murphys, and if you like the new
Dropkick Murphys youll like the Bruisers. This CD is a collection
of unreleased material, alternate versions of old songs, and a lot of
live recordings. The unreleased stuff aint too bad, but if you have
their other records dont bother with this one. Its more of
a fanatic record than a must-have record. (JD)
Candy Snatchers "Color Me Blood Red" CD/LP
thought this was supposed to be a new album, grrrr
its the Candy Snatchers! These fuckers are one hell of a punk n
roll band. This here rekid contains a live show and some 7" tunes.
I say go to a Snatchers show and witness the carnage for yourself. Therere
20 songs including, "No Time to Waste", "30 Grams to Life"
and a fantastic cover of the Kids "Do You Wanna Know?"
The vinyl is limited to 1000, like I care. (JD)
Changing Men/Thee STP 7"
Italian dudes The Changing Men play a straightforward punk rock with no
bullshit. Their song "City Frog" is real catchy and real punk,
fucker! Thee STP are Gods! Mr. Metius has one of the best rock n
roll vox ever to best screamed into a microphone. Again, wonderfully catchy
tunes with a set of balls. (JD)
Dementia Thirteen "Do the Snake!" 7"
wait a sec
Am I listening to my "Back From the Grave"
comps? No way cool cats, its Dementia Thirteen! And you could be
the first rock n roller on your block to "Do the Snake!"
Talk about a group with some taste. Dementia Thirteen do the impossible,
in this century anyway, they keep their music simple. The common timbre
here is guitar, bass, drums, and organ; furthermore the music is a refreshing
change to the normal slop that gets regurgitate these days. Boy Im
Dillinger Four "Versus God" CD/LP
due for a new D4 record. These guys are one of the leading pop punk bands
of the new millenium. They have single-handedly breathed new life into
pop punk with their melodic songs and crunchy guitars. Dillinger Four
has the wits and power to overcome the stereotypes of this genre. You
know if youre not the Ramones or crying like an emo brat youre
not pop. Well fuck all yall cause D4 gives you what you crave! Now
stand up, get into your car, go to your local record shop, and buy this
Explosion "Flash Flash Flash" CD/LP
is on Jade Tree?! The Explosion have one of the freshest punk rock sounds
Ive heard in a long time. These boys have the look and timbre of
a modern day Clash. They are aggressive as all get out and civic enough
to spark some questions in the frozen minds of our youths. With an eruption
of energy and serious glare in their eyes the Explosion may very well
save punk rock. There are 14 songs including, "No Revolution",
"Reactor", and "The Ideal." (JD)
Kill-A-Watts "Kill Kill Kill Kill" 7"
is the first Rip Off record in the last 6 months that has truly rocked
my world. Todd from Trick Knee Productions gave me the lowdown on these
guys quiet a while ago and there has been a lot of animosity directed
towards them. With good reason of course, these little waifs are surly
fucks with a disregard for discipline. The Kill-A-Watts' brand of punk
is like a runway train speeding towards genocide. If you dont immediately
start pogoing your brains out the moment the needle hits the vinyl you
must have had your head amputated. (JD)
Lower Class Brats "The Plot Sickens" CD/LP
pogo punk rock from those Texan fucks. This is possibly the best stuff
Ive heard from these kids. They seem to have more energy in their
perpetually peppery beats and astonishingly catchy chords. Therere
13 tracks and you can pop this sucker into your PC and view two videos!
Runnin Riot "Reclaim The Streets" CD
was originally released on Rejected Records two years ago in Ireland.
These boyos keep it together with some tight punk and oi tunes. Its
more 80s UK punk rock than oi, but who cares; theyre good.
If you dig a lot of fast, aggressive punk you should check these guys
out because they manage to keep some melody to their songs. (JD)
Righteous "And the Saga Begins" CD
to survive", "Fight to survive", "Fuck to survive."
You know the sad thing is theyre serious. Is this skinhead thing
getting a little too outta hand? Yes sergeant! What a bunch of wankers!
Skeptix "Pure Punk Rock" CD/LP
oh ok, here we go
Attention Blitz and Discharge fans!
Get this CD to hear more spotty kids play loud, aggressive music that
makes you want to break things. This disc contains a collection of all
their old stuff including, "Routine Machine", "Traitor"
and "So The Youth." Why hunt down the out of print vinyl when
the CD comes to you! (JD)
Special Duties "77 in97" CD/LP
right, I finally get to hear this fuckin thing! The Special Duties
are one of the few old punk bands that actually havent twisted their
sound into something insufferable to my ears. If you like the early SD
records you will be getting this album. They have a bunch of new tunes
like, "Judge and Jury" and "London Town" coupled with
some great covers like, "Crass War", oops I mean "Class
War" by the Dils. Yadda, yadda, yadda this is some punk rock history
Splash Four/Crash Normal 7"
French miscreants the Splash 4 has delved deeper into the 1977 European
punk sound with a snotty attitude and buzz saw guitars. They keep with
the droning, continual melody and that works for me. Yes indeed they are
good, but what really tickles my dick is this band Crash Normal, also
out of France. These boys play some totally unpredictable Jon Spencer
blues/rock n roll. The guitar is a wall of garage fuzz, just
the way I like them, and they use all these electronic sounds to enhance
the songs. Im a lookin for more. (JD)
Thee STP "I Miss Your Lies" 7"
yourself into a hospital cause thee STP are gonna blow your mind! Oh yeah,
you want rock, well theyre gonna give it to ya! This 2 song sevie
contains one original, "I Miss Your Lies", and one cover, "Ruby
Tuesday", of the Stones. Youd think thee STP would have to
bend their sound a little to cover that tune, but nope; they actually
roar through the Stones and take "Ruby Tuesday" straight to
Hell! Buckle up Johnny! (JD)
Thee STP "Motherfuckin Town" 7"
Italians are lucky; you get to experience thee STP every day. Us Americans
have to wait for them to throw us a bone. Everybody should be into these
boys! Thee STP can rock out with even the most distinguished punk rock
n roll bands including the New Bomb Turks and the Humpers.
This 7" is one of their absolute best ever! Its fast, loud,
and full of at-ti-tude! Therere two killer tunes here including,
"Stormy Stare." Dont you even try to resist this 45! (JD)
TV Killers/Crash Normal 7"
all right! Its another TV Killers 7"! I just cant get
enough of these guys. They can play such credible 77 garage punk
it confounds my mind just thinking about them. If you pick up any of their
many, many records you wont be disappointed. Another band that I
want to hear more of these days is Crash Normal. I am just floored by
their bluesy rock n rolla mixed with all these technological
tones. Their song "Super Bus" is a thunderous shock to the system.
The bottom line is these guys kick ass! (JD)
V/A "Kill All The Boyscouts" vol. 1 7"
is a 4-song oi/punk rock compilation put out by Oink and Durango 95
Records. The first band is the Warriors outta England. They have pretty
good lyrics and groove to a slower stride than most punk rock bands. The
Posers are the complete the opposite of the Warriors in that theyre
a malevolent HXC punk band with a mind for mayhem. Next up are those nutty
skinheads Ivano and the Templars doing "T.N.T.", the best song
on the 7". Lastly, to top it all off, we have Adolf and the Piss
Artists with "No Cross to Bear." This is straight up punk with
a severe boot to the ass. Overall this is a worthy comp, and I hate 7"
V/A "Straight From The Gutter and into Your Panties" CD
on, its a Junk Records comp! You already know this contains some
of the best rock n roll we have to offer. Some of these bands
play such blisteringly fast punk it makes your ears bleed. The Spitfires,
Bullys, Jet Set, and Hellbenders are just a taste of the kick ass punk
n roll that awaits you when you pick this up. So get sussed
out and get this comp! (JD)
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