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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.

Dave Hyde's Top Ten:
1. Mercenary God LP
2. Manikin new recordings
3. Monoshock 2xLP
4. Cani "Guai a Voi!"
5. The Nix
6. Modern Needs
7. everything from The Feelers
8. Upstab EP
9. Beat Beat Beat EP
10. Gorilla Angreb/Lokum EP

Jeff Greenback’s Top Ten:
1. Human Eye – s/t CD/LP (In the Red)
2. The A-Lines – “You Can Touch” CD/LP (Sympathy)
3. Gorilla Angreb – s/t 7”, “Aborted 2000” 7” and split w/Lokum 7”
4. The Intelligence vs. Karate Party / Coachwhips – split 7” (Omnibus)
5. Catholic Boys – “Actin’ Stupid” 7” (No Fucking Chance)
6. Tokyo Electron – “Put A Charge In You” 7” (Shattered)
7. The Ponys – “Celebration Castle” CD/LP (In the Red)
8. The Feelers – “Learn to Hate the Feelers” CD/LP (Dead Beat)
9. Jeffrey Novak One Man Band – all three 7”s
10. V/A – “Arizona Incest” CD-R (no label)

Steve Strange's Top Five:
1. Real Losers - "Music For Funsters" LP/CD (Alien Snatch/Tricknee)
2. Hypstrz - "Hypstrization!" LP/CD (Bomp!)
3. Human Eye - s/t LP/CD (In the Red)
4. Ponys "Celebration Castle" LP/CD (In the Red)
5. V/A "Love Killed My Brain" EP (Nasty Product)

Rich's Top Seven:
1. Beat Beat Beat EP
2. Tokyo Electron - "Will Put A Charge In You"
3. Jeffrey Novak OMB - all
4. Final Solutions - "My Love is Diappointing"
5. Tractor Sex Fatality - "Live it Down"
6. Country Teasers - "Live Album"
7. "Love Killed My Brain" EP

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...TRAILERPARK TORNADOS CD/LP...TRACTOR SEX FATALITY LP/CD...THE WORST 7"...BLOWTOPS LP/CD
CONTAMINATED: DUTCHMASTERS 7"...HOLY SHIT! REPRESS...DIGITAL LEATHER comp CD...KAJUN SS LP...JENNY JEANS 7"
CRIMINAL IQ:THE WORST...FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS LP/CD...I ATTACK...MANACONDA...NO SLOGAN...ROTTEN FRUITS 7"...
DIE SLAUGHTERHAUS: DEERHUNTER/ALPHABETTES SPLIT 7"...SPOOKS 12" (BLACK LIPS MEMBERS)...FRANTIC LP (w/Douchemaster Records)...GAYE BLADES...BOBBY UBANGI BAND...COFFIN BOUND...BLACK LIPS
GONER RECORDS:KING LOUIE ONE MAN BAND LP...(non-Gonerfest version)
GOODBYE BOOZY:ROYAL ROUTES LP...SAGGER 7"...PINDRIVERS 7"...MORTICIA'S LOVERS 7"
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 CD...JOHN SCHOOLEY 7"...LAMPS 7"
IN THE RED: MISS ALEX WHITE & CHRIS PLAYBOY LIVE 12"...HOSPITALS LP/CD...PONYS CD/LP...INTELLIGENCE LP/CD...MISS ALEX WHITE CD/LP...DEADLY SNAKES "Porchella" 2XLP...BLACK LIPS LP/CD
JETH-ROW: SCRiP+s LP...MANGINA "Drugs & Mayonnaise" 7"...THEE HIBACHI STRANGLERS 7"...LIFE IS BAD 7"
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"...JEFFREY NOVAK OMB 7"...KILLERS KISS 7"...NIGHT TERRORS 7"...PLAYMOBILS 7"...ROYAL ROUTES 7"...GOLDEN BOYS LP...BLACKS SINGLES COMP LP...RED RED RED 7" (ex-Piranhas)...SUNDAY SINNERS 7"...LIMES LP
P.TRASH: MISTREATERS 7"...SUPERHELICOPTER "Sweet, Nice, & Happy" LP...TJ & THE LIPSTIX LP...ANNA & THE PSYCHOMEN LP...PLAYMOBILS LP...MANIKINS 3rd LP...Burning Material 2Xlp: Alphamonic Tapes comp...DRUGSTOP LP...FEELERS 7"...JEFFREY NOVAK OMB "Southern Trash" LP...BLACK TIME 12"...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: ZODIAC KILLERS "Radiation Beach" LP/CD...POKERS LP/CD...mystery Bobby Ubangi project?...
SHATTERED: ANGRY ANGLES 7" (Jay & Alix)...REATARDS "NOT FUCKED ENOUGH" CD (outtakes)...CATHOLIC BOYS 7"...REATARDS new LP...VIVA L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC 7"...RAT TRAPS 7"...TOKYO ELECTRON LP
SHIT SANDWICH: HEADACHE CITY LP...MARKED MEN 7"...BUSY SIGNALS 7"...FIGGS...SLADEEZ
SFTRI: DWARVES LIVE 7"...REIGNING SOUND "Home for Orphans" LP/CD...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"...KUNG FU ESCALATOR 10"...
MISC: 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]...MOTO 7" [SAVAGE]...BRAINBOMBS "I Need Speed" 7" [US label unknown]...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]...STIPJES 7" [Rockin' Bones]...SHITDOGS LP [Rave Up]...TOT ROCKET AND THE TWINS LP [Rave Up]...TOKYO ELECTRON 7" [Big Black Hole]...TRES DELICIAS 7" [Big Black Hole]...BUSY SIGNALS 7" (Douchmaster)...LAST SONS OF KRYPTON 2XCD (Trickknee)...ZINE: YELLOW [Borox]..."Let's Have Some God Damn Fun" NYC comp CD [Rapid Pulse]...FLAKES LP [Dollar Record]...
TO BE CONTINUED....


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