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Sep 26, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart
 
Revved up punk'n'roll with wailing guitars that don't suck and snarly buncha vocals.  These are just basic drinking punk songs - so obviously don't expect a treatise on the state of humanity here - still, they play with a good level of intesity.  "Drinking for my Baby" is pretty generic tune but the bass and guitar tone is pretty rad. The last tune "Retaliate Now!" has more of a strum intro big late 80's/ early 90's grungy punk a la New Bomb Turks (who seem to be the primary influence of this band) and a bit of Mudhoney's "You Got It".  Nothing too special but not bad at the same time.
Sep 24, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart
Fire Retarded - Scroggz Manor LP/CD
 
Fire Retarded is a good garage rock / punk band from Madison, WI.  One of the things I like about them is they're able to inject a healthy dose of hyper punk energy into their songs and not get bogged down by garage rock cliches.  Also, every song is catchy as fuck.  The record has a perfectly fuzzy recording that suites the whole thing perfectly.  They remind me of the kind of band you wanted to see opening up for JAY REATARD, as opposed to the fucking posers who usually opened up for him.  Go ahead and get it.  I feel like this one will really grow on me over time. (GH)
Sep 23, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

But I must say, '70's NYC punk influence is alive and well, still pulsing through the veins of SONNY VINCENT's work.  Songs "Jealousy," "Supernova," and "Corner Stone" are as good as anything the TESTORS could dish out.  Vincent's voice still as snotty and raw as it was in his twenties. Solid hooks, fast and anxious delivery - it's good.

 

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Jan 7, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Best Freeby!

Ramma Lamma 7" from Dusty Medical

This is a great pop rock single put out by Dusty Medical.  2 songs of great pop punk rock created and fronted by a husband and wife team from Milawaukee.  The songs have a mild hint of glam rock crossed with a lot of pop rock.  A bit too much pop in there for me.  I still like tough rock n roll.  For what it is, it is really well done and of course its put out by our good friend Kevin Mistreater on Dusty Medical.

Best demo of the week!

Musk - from Rob of Tractor Sex Fatality.  This is Rob's new band after the Butcher Cover.  Musk sounds like a very stripped down Tractor Sex Fatality.  The music moves along like the band is bludgeoning their instruments on the stage and Rob's vocals give it a nice sick twist.  Rob's vocals are very distinct here as in they were in TSF, but in TSF he was covered up a lot by the music, but with this stripped down sound his vocals are right in front, disturbing you with every note.  It sounds great.  I enjoyed all 5 songs and did not want it to end.

 

 

Jan 7, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart
We have great news, we are building a brand new E-Store for the website.  This way you will get you records much faster.  Normally I end up packing records a couple times a week, now with the new E-Store connected to the warehouse your records will be shipped immediately!
Dec 27, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Best freeby of the week:

Butcher Cover S/T LP - Rob from Tractor Sex Fatality and Butcher Cover and now Musk sent me a copy of the Butcher Cover LP.  It is something that scares the primal part of my being. If you like your punk rock/garage rock sounding like a crazely blown out freight train, going downhill as fast as possible, and slightly out of control, you must have this right now.  I do love Rob's vocals and the guitar just grinds out heavy riff after heavy riff, luckily the bass and drums keep carrrying the music forward at a nonstop pace.

 

Best Demo of the Week:

Undergirl from Philly - Girl fronted rock n roll/punk rock and do these girls know how to write great rock tunes?  Yes.  Real good straight up rock with an edge that leans towards the garage rock/punk rock.

 

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