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TB Record Buyers Guide

As a certified record dork, I can attest to how dangerous the modern record buying marketplace can be. Micro-labels abound these days, and even some of the bigger labels are putting out inferior product. There is always more crap out there than there are good records that are actually worth your money. Prices are going up. I know how bad it feels to drop $5 on a single or $10 on a CD/LP only to have it suck. Or get skunked on an edition of 300 European single. Hopefully, our voluminous record reviews section helps you in your record purchasing endeavors. To further aid quality buying, we will be including a Top 5 from most contributors to narrow down the field a little. So trust us. Really, we wouldn't steer you wrong.

Jeff Greenback's Top 5:
1. BLACK TIME – “Blackout” LP (Concrete Life)
2. THE HUNCHES – “Hobo Sunrise” CD/LP (In the Red)
3. THE INTELLIGENCE– “Test” 7” (S-S)
4. LOST SOUNDS – “Future Touch” 12”EP (In the Red)
5. THE MANIKINS – s/t LP (Rockin’ Bones)

Rich's Top Six:
1. LOST SOUNDS – “Future Touch” 12”EP (In the Red)
2. THE HUNCHES – “Hobo Sunrise” CD/LP & "Fuck Disco Beats" 7" (In the Red)
3. KILL-A-WATTS - "New Things" 7" (Goodbye Boozy)
4. NERVOUS PATTERNS - s/t CD/LP (Cochon)
5. THE SCRIPTS - "4 Songs" 7" (Jeth-Row)
6. LILI Z. - "Leatherlution" 7" (S-S)
Note: Both singles by the Regulations would make this list if I actually owned or could find the records. Little help over here...

Steve Strange's Top Five
1.CRIME - 'San Francisco's Still Doomed' LP/CD (Swami)
2.THE OUTS - 'Hey Lil' Chicks' CDEP (Deckrec)
3.REAL LOSERS - 'Don't Leave Me Now' 7" (Bancroft)
4.REV. CHARLIE JACKSON - 'God's Got It!' LP (Crypt)
5.THE CLOCKS - "Time Is On My Side" 7" (Shake Your Ass)/ BOYCE - 'The Soundtrack For Us' CDEP (Reactor)

UPCOMING RELEASES

As an aid of sorts, I've compiled a (incomplete) list of upcoming releases for the next few months so you can see what's in store for your pocketbook. Thanks to all the labels who participated (and be sure to patronize their web sites via Grunnen Rocks!), and if you want your stuff added to the list please contact us at termibore at aol dot com. Please keep in mind some of these dates are tentative, and this is a work in progress. Here we go...

SEPTEMBER 2004

LOS REACTORS CD (with additional tracks from the Rave Up LP, plus video footage)[Rip Off]....DWARVES "Must Die" LP/CD [Sympathy]...KNOCKOUT PILLS "1+1=Ate+ CD/LP [Estrus]...SONIC CHICKEN 4 7" [Nasty Product]...MIGHTY GO GO PLAYERS 7" [Nasty Product / Profet]...ANNA & THE PSYCHOMEN 7" [P.Trash}...FATALS 7" [P.Trash]...TJ & THE LIPSTIX 7" (Martin Savage project) [P.Trash}...HEARTATTACKS LP [P.Trash]...FATALS "Save My Soul" 7" [Yakisakana]...DER FLYING DUTCHMEN 7" [Boom Boom]...A-FRAMES "Complication" 7" [S-S]...MONOSHOCK CD (singles/rarities comp)[S-S]...

OCTOBER 2004

LOST SOUNDS s/t LP/CD [In the Red]...LIDS s/t LP/CD (500 LP's, CD will have a different track. Prick.)[Rip Off]...SIR HENRY FIAT AND THE BASTARDS "Your Mom is a Fucking Mongo" 7" [Ken Rock]...NAZIS FROM MARS 12" (all Sixties covers) [Ken Rock]...HELL ON HEELS CD/LP [Bomp]... NIGHT TERRORS "Zurfluh! LP (500 press) [Goodbye Boozy]...TYRADES 7" [Die Slaughterhaus]...REV. SAVAGE AND HIS HOLY ROLLERS "You Gotta Believe" 7" [Savage]...DIE ROTZZ 7" [Die Slaughterhaus]...KARATE PARTY 12" [S-S]...GUN CLUB reissues: 7", "Miami" on CD/green vinyl, "Death Party" on CD/red vinyl, "Las Vegas Story" on CD/yellow vinyl [Sympathy]...SWEET JAP 7" [Dirtnap]...ENDS CD/LP [Dirtnap]...FIREBALLS OF FREEDOM CD/LP [Estrus]...

NOVEMBER 2004

SCAT RAG BOOSTERS LP [Yakisakana]....BASSHOLES/BROKE CHAMBER MUSIC "Early Singles & Demos" CD [Secret Keeper]...SPITS "19 Million AC" CD (with 15 bonus tracks)[Dirtnap]...BBQ 7" [Goodbye Boozy]...DEERHUNTER/ALPHABETTES split 7" {Die Slaughterhaus]...ANTENNAS ERUPT LP [S-S]...BASSHOLES "Bassholes" CD [Dead Canary]...DEMON'S CLAWS CD {Dead Canary]...TYRADES "Do You Want To Be In My Video" 7" [Smart Guy]...JACKIE-O & THE TENNESSEE TEARJERKERS "Loose Diamond" CD/LP [Sympathy]...DEMON'S CLAWS LP & 7" [P.Trash]...

DECEMBER 2004

KUNG FU ESCALATOR 7" (Fatals guys) [Nasty Product]...V/A compilation 7" with FATALS, SONIC CHICKEN 4, MIGHTY GO GO PLAYERS, KUNG FU ESCALATOR [Nasty Product]...WE MARCH CD [Dead Canary]...REV. SAVAGE & HIS HOLY ROLLERS s/t CD/LP [Savage]...

SOONER OR LATER THIS YEAR....

COUNTRY TEASERS "Live Album" LP {In the Red]...LAMPS 12" [ITR]...MISS ALEX WHITE & CHRIS PLAYBOY live lp [ITR]...KAJUN SS 7" [Die Slaughterhaus}...SPOOKS 12" (Black Lips guys)[Die Slaughterhaus]...MISTREATERS 7" [P.Trash]...SUPERHELICOPTER LP [P.Trash]...DRUGSTOP LP [P.Trash]...COACHWHIPS/INTELLIGENCE split 7" [Omnibus]...A-FRAMES "Traction" 7" [Omnibus]...HAROLD RAY LIVE IN CONCERT "Crisco Party" 7" [Boom Boom]...KAJUN SS LP [Jeth-Row/Therapeutic]...DIE ROTZZ/SCRIPTS split 7" [Jeth-Row]...GOLDEN BOYS 7" [Perpetrator]....NIGHT TERRORS 7" [Perpetrator]...HUE BLANC'S JOYLESS ONES "Notoriety" 7" [Trickknee]...ALUMINUM KNOT EYE CD [Trickknee]...FINAL SOLUTIONS 7" [Shit Sandwich]...A-FRAMES LP/CD [???]...

JANUARY 2005

RIVER CITY TANLINES 7" [Goodbye Boozy]...ROYAL ROUTES LP [Goodbye Boozy]...KILL-A-WATTS 2nd LP/CD [Rip Off]...V/A Smartguy Records Singles Comp CD [Smart Guy]...

SOMETIME IN 2005

CHEERAKS 10" [Yakisakana]...DECHE DAN'S FACE [Yakisakana]...STEPBROTHERS LP/CD [Licorice Tree]...TJ & THE LIPSTIX LP [P.Trash]...ANNA & THE PSYCHOMEN LP [P.Trash]...DIRTBOMBS Singles Comp [ITR]...HUMAN EYE LP/CD [ITR]...HOSPITALS 2nd LP/CD [ITR]...PONYS 2nd LP/CD [ITR]...INTELLIGENCE LP/CD [ITR]...SYMPATHETIC SOUNDS OF MONTREAL comp [Sympathy]...LES SEXAREENOS Singles Comp [Sympathy]...

TO BE CONTINUED....

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