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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 5/10 from most contributors to narrow down the field a little. So trust us. Really, we wouldn't steer you wrong.

Jeff Greenback's Top 10:
1. A Frames Black Forest CD/LP (Sub Pop)
2. V/A Vancouver Complication CD (Sudden Death)
3. Mandarines Mandarines E.P. 7 (boot)
4. Volt s/t 12EP (In the Red)
5. Hot Machines Hole in My Heart 7 (Cass)
6. BBQ Tie Your Noose CD/LP (Bomp) + Take a Message 7 (Goodbye Boozy)
7. Krunchies In De Winkel LP (Criminal IQ)
8. Coachwhips Peanut Butter and Jelly Live at the Ginger Minge CD/LP (Narnack)
9. The Lamps s/t LP (In the Red)
10. Popular Shapes B-Ball Music 7 (White Denim/Hate the 80s)

Rich's Top 10:
1. King Khan & BBQ Show - s/t LP (Goner)
2. Dutchmasters - 7" (Goner)
3. Jeffrey Novak One Man Band - both singles (Yakisakana and A Fistful of Records)
4. Lamps - s/t LP (In the Red)
5. Krunchies - "In De Winkel" LP (Criminal IQ)
6. Popular Shapes - "B-Ball Music" 7" (White Denim/Hate the 80s)
7. River City Tanlines - "Time 2 Get Right" 7" (Goodbye Boozy)
8. Kill-A-Watts - "Circuit Breaker Love" LP (Rip Off)
9. Moneychangers - 7" (Hate Street)
10. Two Tears - "Les Deux Larmes" 7" (Profet)

Mitch Cardwell's Top Ten (5 Reissues, 5 Current):
1. Offensive Herbst OH87 2xLP (Phonomenal)
2. Dirtshit Rattenloch 7EP (Bootleg)
3. Primitive Calculators S/T CD (Chapter Music)
4. Pointed Sticks Perfect Youth LP (Bootleg)
5. SS Decontrol Get It Away LP (Bootleg)

1. A-Frames Black Forest CD (Sub Pop)
2. BBQ Tie Your Noose LP (Bomp!)
3. A-Lines You Can Touch LP (SFTRI)
4. The Fevers Love Always Wins LP (Alien Snatch)
5. Beat Beat Beat Cheap Time 7EP (Douche Master)

Steve Strange's Top 10:
1. Feelers -"Learn to Hate the Feelers" LP (Deadbeat)
2. Fevers - "Love Always Wins" LP (Alien Snatch!)
3. Suspicions - "We're All Wrong" 7" (Nerve Wracking)
4. Lamps - s/t LP (In the Red)
5. BBQ - "Tie Your Noose" LP (Bomp)
6. Reatards - "Monster Child" 7" (Zaxxon)
7. Tyrades - "On Your Video" 7" (Smart Guy)
8. Volt - s/t 12" (In the Red)
9. V/A "Le Nouveau Rock n Roll Francais" CD (V2)

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. I've reorganized this list to go by label, and I will still be toying with this format to make it easier to update/read. Here we go...

BIG NECK RECORDS: RADIO BEATS CD/LP...BLOWTOPS 7"...TRAILERPARK TORNADOS CD/LP...TRACTOR SEX FATALITY LP/CD AND 7"...DIRTY FINGERS 7"
CONTAMINATED: WILLOWZ 7"...DUTCHMASTERS 7"...HOLY SHIT! REPRESS...DIGITAL LEATHER comp CD...KAJUN SS LP...RIVER CITY TANLINES 7"...JENNY JEANS 7"
CRIMINAL IQ: MOTO "RAW POWER" LP/CD (march)...THE WORST...FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS...I ATTACK...MANACONDA...NO SLOGAN...ROTTEN FRUITS 7"...
DIE SLAUGHTERHAUS: DEERHUNTER/ALPHABETTES SPLIT 7"...SPOOKS 12" (BLACK LIPS MEMBERS)...
GONER RECORDS: KING KHAN & BBQ LP...KING LOUIE ONE MAN BAND LP...(non-Gonerfest versions)...HARLAN T. BOBO CD
GOODBYE BOOZY: RIVER CITY TANLINES 7"...ROYAL ROUTES LP
HOOK OR CROOK: GOLDEN BOYS CD (LP on Perpetrator)...KIILERS KISS CD (LP on No Fuckin Chance)...DEMON'S CLAWS 7"...CHEATER SLICKS 7"...THE REBEL 7"...
IN THE RED: MISS ALEX WHITE & CHRIS PLAYBOY LIVE 12"...COUNTRY TEASERS LIVE CD...HUMAN EYE CD/LP...DIRTBOMBS SINGLES COMP LP...HOSPITALS LP/CD...PONYS CD/LP...INTELLIGENCE LP/CD...MISS ALEX WHITE CD/LP...DEADLY SNAKES "Porchella" 2XLP...
KAPOW!: THEE MAKEOUT PARTY 7"...RED ONIONS 7"...LIPSTICK PICKUPS CD/LP...KILLER DREAMER LP...KAPOW VOL. 1 CD/LP
KEN ROCK: REAL LOSERS/ILLEGAL MOVERS split 7"...DEAN DIRG 7"
PERPETRATOR: DEMONS CLAWS "HELLSHOVEL" 7"...WESTERN DARK "SO SAD, WELL?" 7"(EX-DEADLY WEAPONS)...JEFFREY NOVAK OMB 7"...KILLERS KISS 7"...NIGHT TERRORS 7"...PLAYMOBILS 7"...ROYAL ROUTES 7"...GOLDEN BOYS lp...BLACKS SINGLES COMP LP
P.TRASH: MISTREATERS 7"...SUPERHELICOPTER "Sweet, Nice, & Happy" LP...MANIKINS/ULCERS tour single...TJ & THE LIPSTIX LP...ANNA & THE PSYCHOMEN LP...PLAYMOBILS LP...MANIKINS 3rd LP...Burning Material 2Xlp: Alphamonic Tapes comp...SHAKIN NASTIES 7"...DRUGSTOP LP...FEELERS 7"...JEFFREY NOVAK OMB 7" and LP...BLACK TIME 12"...DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS 7"...KILLED BY TRASH LP (KBD COVERS)...REATARDS: EARLY YEARS DVD...ELCAMINO LP...DAMNATION KIDS LP...DOODLI-BOPS Singles Comp...BLUE BALLS 2XLP (co-release with No Fuckin Chance)...MAKEOUTS LP...SAVAGE LUCY CD...
PLASTIC IDOL: ANTEENAGERS MC "LETS NOT HAVE A PARTY" 7"MINDS "WE GOT THE POP" 7"...DISSIMILARS "Landmine" 7"...
RAW DELUXE:CARBONAS LP/CD...SHORT EYES/NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS SPLIT 7"...ULTRACATS 7"....ADAM CARLSON BAND 12"
RIP OFF: KILL-A-WATTS LP/CD...POKERS LP/CD...mystery Bobby Ubangi project?...
SHATTERED: TOKYO ELECTRON 7"...REATARDS 7"...ANGRY ANGLES 7" (Jay & Alix)...REATARDS "NOT FUCKED ENOUGH" CD (outtakes)...CATHOLIC BOYS 7"...REATARDS new LP...VIV L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC 7"
SHIT SANDWICH: FUSES LP...FIGGS...SLADEEZ
SFTRI: HELEN LOVE 7"...LES SEXAREENOS SINGLES COMP CD (MARCH)...DWARVES "MUST REMIX" 12"...SCARLING/WILLOWZ split 7"...WILLOWZ "Talking in Circles" CD/LP...MUMPS "How I Saved the World" CD/DVD...
SOLID SEX LOVIE DOLL:PONYS...BBQ & BLACKSNAKE...GOLDEN BOYS...A FEAST OF SNAKES... LUXURY RIDES (Roy Sexareeno, Nick & Joe Dirty, Wes Clone Defect)
S-S RECORDS: KARATE PARTY 12"...A-FRAMES "POLICE 1000" 7"...BABY 63 7"...
SMART GUY RECORDS: CLOROX GIRLS 12"...SMART GUY SINGLES VOL. 1 & 2 CD...LYME REGIS 7"...
YAKISAKANA: CHEERAKS 10"...DECHE DAN'S FACE 7"...HOSPITALS 12"...KUNG FU ESCALATOR 10"...BLACK TIME 7"...
ZAXXON VIRILE ACTION: NERVOUS PATTERNS 7"...
MISC: V/A 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]...HAROLD RAY LIVE IN CONCERT 7" [Boom Boom]...SULTANAS 7" [BOOM BOOM]...DIE ROTZZ/SCRIPTS split 7" [Jeth-Row]...KARATE PARTY 12" (Mt. St. Mtn.]...LUXURY RIDES 7" (Missile X)...NEGATIVE APPROACH 2XLP [Reptilian]...CATHOLIC BOYS 2nd LP/CD [Trickknee/P.Trash]...DISKORDS 2nd LP/CD [Dirtnap]...TEENAGE REJECTS 12" [Ugly Pop]...SCAT RAG BOOSTERS Singles Comp CD [Delta Pop]...A-FRAMES "BLACK FOREST" LP/CD [SUBPOP, MARCH 22]...CATHOLIC BOYS 7" [BANCROFT]...MOTO 7" [SAVAGE]...BRAINBOMBS "I Need Speed" 7" [US label unknown]...FEELERS "LEARN TO HATE..." LP/CD [DEADBEAT/Feb.]...BLACK JETTS "RIGHT ON SOUND" LP/CD [Deadbeat]...CRASH NORMAL LP [Rococo Records]...GROOVERS LP [Blood Red]...NECESSARY EVILS LIVE LP [Slovenly]...REGULATIONS LP/CD [Havoc]...PISSED JEANS LP [Parts Unknown]...BUFF MEDWAYS 7" [Damaged Goods]...PRISCILLAS 7" [Damaged Goods]...REAL LOSERS LP/CD (Alien Snatch/Trickknee)...SOUTH FILTHY-Crackin'Up LP [Rockin' Bones]...STIPJES 7" [Rockin' Bones]...SHITDOGS LP [Rave Up]...TOT ROCKET AND THE TWINS LP [Rave Up]...
TO BE CONTINUED....


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