March 30, 2007

Poison Ivyyyyyyyyyyyyy

You're gonna need an ocean
of calamine lotion
You'll be scratching like a hound
the minute you start to mess around

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Well late at night when you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a creeping all around

So, I was clearing some brush on the back 40 (just like Dubya) and got into some Poison Ivy. Totally sux, as I can now audition for the touring company of The Elephant Man.
So, today's grab bag is a variation on that theme.
Cause I'm itchin and a-scratchin'


Operation Ivy - Knowledge
Chet Poison Ivy- Poo Poo Man
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Iggy Pop - Gimme Some Skin
The Fleshtones - I'm Not A Sissy
The Professionals - Mods Skins Punks
The Gits - Second Skin

March 28, 2007

Reality is a deadly place: 1960's exploitation film music

Reality is a deadly place.
I hope this trip is a good one.

As the "hippie scene" exploded in the late 1960's, Hollywood took notice. American International Pictures (led on the creative end by Roger Corman), long experienced with down and dirty exploitative "B-movies" produced several classics.

The first of these was 1966's Wild Angels, starring Peter Fonda as Hells' Angels leader "Heavenly Blues". Also featured in this film were Nancy Sinatra (!), Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Fonda and Dern would go on to be featured in many of these types of movies. Wild Angels focused on the Hells' Angels and was extremely anti-mainstream as it featured gang violence, Nazi imagery, drug usage & rape.
Of course, this proved to be extremely popular with the movie going public and Wild Angels became a hit, placing 12th on the top grossing list of 1966.

A.I. wasn't stupid, and more movies followed. The Trip (written by Jack Nicholson!) and starring Fonda, Dern, Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider had it's conception during the filming of this movie) and Susan Strasberg followed. This film was a semi-serious attempt to demonstrate an actual LSD trip (the movie's cinematography has the now quaint "flashing effects", quick edits and styles that, while state of the art in 1967, are now best served as running gags in old Batman programs). The catchphrase for the film was "A Lovely Sort of Death").

From here, Dick Clark got in on the act, and produced Psych-Out (once again starring Nicholson (as the immortal "Stoney"), Strasberg (as a deaf chick- the scene of her tripping is hilarious), Dern (as "The Seeker") and Dean Stockwell. This one is the best of the hippie b-movies, as it goes completely over the top (and has performances by The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Seeds).

In 1968, you had to be 21 to vote. Wild In Streets took the view of lowering the voting age from not 18, but to 14. Of course, a pop star (Christopher Jones plays Max Frost) gets elected President and locks all the adults in concentration camps, where they are force fed LSD. This film starred such known actors as Shelly Winters (a great performance as Max's mother), Hal Holbrook, Ed Begley and Richard Pryor (as Stanley X). Wild In The Streets was actually nominated for an Academy Award (for film editing), and the film was a pretty big hit.

But the best of em all was GIVE DADDY THE KNIFE CINDY. Filmed in shocking Psychedelic Color, the soundtrack to Cindy was provided by NAZ NOMAD & THE NIGHTMARES. Tearing though such classics as "Kicks", "The Trip", "Action Woman" (later covered by The Rants), "Just Call Me Sky" and of course "(Do You Know) I Know", Naz & crew blaze a trail through the listeners mind.

Of course, Naz Nomad & The Nightmares are really Dave Vanian And The Damned, taking a busman's holiday through their mid-80's goth period. But it's a great album.

(from Wild Angels) - Blue's Theme - Dave Allen & The Arrows

(from Psych-Out) - Incense & Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock

(from Wild In The Streets) - (Nothing Can Change The Shape of) Things To Come - Max Frost & The Troopers

(from Give Daddy The Knife, Cindy)-

Nobody But Me - Naz Nomad & The Nightmares

The Wind Blows Your Hair - Naz Nomad & The Nightmares

Do You Know (I Know) - Naz Nomad & The Nightmares

Just Call Me Sky - Naz Nomad & The Nightmares

March 26, 2007

The Sonics - BOOM!

Baby, you’re driving my crazy
I’m going out of my head
now I wish I was dead


The Sonics were the best of the Pacific Northwest “Punk Rock” garage bands of the early 1960’s. Along with groups like The Kingsmen, Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Wailers; The Sonics came to define a sound: 3 chords, coarse vox, low production values and ATTITUDE.

As cited by critic Lester Bangs; Punk’s lineage can be traced from the late 50’s sound of Richie Valens and Little Richard through these Pac NW bands, up through the later 60’s sounds of the “Nuggets” bands such as the Count 5 and The Seeds, through the proto punk of The Stooges and into the late 70’s (Ramones, etc).

The Sonics might have been the most primal of the PAC NW bands. Led by Gerry Roslie’s shrieking vocals and Rob Lind’s Sax, The Sonics were just nasty and dirty. Their records sounded like there was no one in the control room and according to legend, the amps had holes torn in them by ice-picks. Their first album : 1965’s Here Are The Sonics was recorded on a two track, with one mic positioned by the drums. The rawness continues on 1966’s Boom.
1967’s Introducing The Sonics brought a more polished sound and was not successful. After that, the band broke up to go to college and the real world.

The original Sonics reformed shortly in 1972 in Seattle and the show was recorded and released on a record called Live Fanz Only.

In 1979, Gerry Roslie recorded with a new line-up and released Cinderella for Bomp records.

Were The Sonics the first real “Punk Band”? Quite possibly. Songs such as "The Witch", "Psycho" and "Strychnine" show that the subject matter, instrumental proficiency and musical delivery associated with Punk was extremely evident with The Sonics.

There were rumors that the Sonics were asked to reform recently to perform at some Garage Rock fests. Sadly, The Sonics have not taken the bait (yet). Gerry Roslie has been quoted as saying that the band could never live up to everyone’s expectations.

Perhaps with their new notoriety (their classic "Have Love Will Travel" is the soundtrack of a popular car commercial), they’ll be encouraged to play some shows.


March 22, 2007

Friday Grab Bag - It's Spring! (not)

It’s spozed’ to be springtime but it’s still colder than Dick Cheney’s heart and Condee Rice’s balls here in the North East. Since Spring is supposed to be a time of colors, today’s Grab Bag is chromatic themed.


The db’s – Black & White
The Clash – White Riot (demo)
Redd Kross – Puss & Boots
Husker Du – Pink Turns To Blue
Music Machine – Double Yellow Line
The Bees – Voices Green & Purple
The Vandals – Aging Orange

and click here for the soundtrack to Redd Kross' (and other's) Lovedolls Super Star

See you Monday with another feature…

March 21, 2007

Children of the Ramones

The Ramones basically invented what has come to be accepted as Punk Rock. That’s a given. They were the tree by which all of the other branches grew from.

Here are some bands that prove the apples don't fall far from the tree. These are bands that emulate the Ramones extremely closely in style, sound and lyrics. In fact, if you close your eyes…

Screeching Weasel Fanzine writer Ben Weasel & John Jughead started Screeching Weasel in 1986, after seeing a Ramones concert in Chicago. A lot of latter day Punk bands (including Green Day & Blink-182) have cited Screeching Weasel as influences. Weasel’s whiny vocals and the musical adherence to the one-two-three-four musical groove of the Ramones make Screeching Weasel come off as the Ramones’ snotty little brothers.

The Riverdales – Ben Weasel formed The Riverdales in the mid 90’s during a break from Screeching Weasel. More of the same. Even poppier and more Ramonsier! In other words…Great!

The Queers- Joe King (ie Joe Queer) started up The Queers in New Hampshire back in 1982. They’ve had a revolving roster of at least 25 members over the years (including members of Screeching Weasel. Still touring, check em out!

Methadones- Formed by Danny Vapid of Screeching Weasel, The Methadones stray a little from the direct Ramones sound and incorporate more of a diverse and harder sound. You can even hear traces of bands like Husker Du in their chorus’ and strong structure.

Hailing from Maryland/Delaware, and actually releasing a cover version of a Ramones album and calling it Rocket To Ramonia, the Huntingtons (Cliffy Huntington: Guitar/Vocals, Mikey Huntington: Vocals/Bass, Mikee Huntington: Drums ) showed these guys were on it. When you call another album File Under Ramones, there’s no misinterpretation. The Huntingtons also were used as Joey Ramone's backing band a couple of times in NYC.


Screeching Weasel – Jeanie’s Got A Problem With Her Uterus

March 19, 2007

X- Making The Music Go BANG!

X is well known as perhaps the most successful and musically ambitious of the original Los Angeles Punk bands. The band’s strengths were the vocal interplay between (at that time married) John Doe and Exene Cervenka; the rockabilly tinged guitar of Billy Zoom (who had played in Gene Vincent’s band) and the hardhitting beats of aptly named drummer DJ Bonebrake. The lyrics reflected L.A. in all its decadence and bordered on poetry.

Many first got their taste of X from the original Decline Of Western Civilization film, which focused on the LA scene and also featured Black Flag, Fear, The Germs and The Circle Jerks.

X’s first album Los Angeles (1980) had some money behind it and got a lot of promotion and press. Some of this was due to the involvement of Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist from The Doors, who produced the record and also played keyboards on it. The album is in Rolling Stone’s top 100 records of the 80’s and in the top 300 of all time.

Despite some revisionist history, I remember that the album was pretty much ripped in most reviews. Remember, this was the time when Punk and all incarnations were pretty much universally reviled by the major media (with the exception of more established bands like the Ramones and The Clash). The L.A. scene was pretty violent and excessive and although X were certainly not hardcore in any way, they were lumped in with other more excessive bands.

Still, the album contained such classics as "The Phone’s Off The Hook (But You’re Not)", "Nausea", "Johnny Hit And Run Pauline", and a cover of The Doors’ "Soul Kitchen". The album breaks the three minute punk per song barrier as well, most notably with the 4 1/2 minute "The World's a Mess, It's in My Kiss".

Much better received was their next album; Wild Gift (1981). This album featured classics such as "The Once Over Twice", "Beyond and Back" and the decidedly unpunk "White Girl" and established X as THE L.A. punk band. The album is also recognized in the (yecch) Rolling Stone top 500 records of all time.

X also appeared in the concert film Urgh- A Music War playing "Beyond And Back".

X was amazing in concert (still are, in fact). Billy Zoom would stand almost motionless, flashing a big shit-eating smile, John Doe (dressed workmanlike) and Exene (dressed in thrift store splendor) would be harmonizing, and the place would go wild.

I had the chance to hang with X a couple of times in the early 80's. John Doe and DJ Bonebrake were the nicest, most easy going guys in the world. It was tremendous to actually be able to have conversations with (at least to us) real adult rock stars. Zoom was kinda unapproachable... he looked so, well royal with the platinum blonde perfect hair. And Exene, man I was sorta scared of Exene, she had this other-worldly aura about her, like she had one foot in some mystic punk rock universe. The fact that so much of their iconography was religious didn't help either! When she sang "Riding With Mary" (about her dead sister), it was genuinely chilling.

X then signed with Elektra records and released two more fantastic albums: Under The Big Black Sun and More Fun In The New World. Both of these records have a more “produced” (ie big budget) sound, but both are still highly recommended. The record companies were shooting for hits and despite college radio airplay on songs like "Blue Spark", "The Hungry Wolf" (on Big Black Sun) and "The New World" and "We’re Having So Much Fun" (on More Fun), the big break never happened. At this point, X also covered Jerry Lee Lewis' Breathless, from the movie of the same name).

In the mid 1980’s, X released a film The Unheard Music which details the band’s history. Seek it out- it is well worth owning. The musical performances are amazing.

X actually ended up with a semi-hit, when they covered the old Troggs tune Wild Thing (which got big play in the movie Major League).

The band (with-out Billy Zoom, but adding Dave Alvin from The Blasters) than changed direction and became The Knitters, which was a country folk project. Zoom left X at this point and the band added Tony Gilkyson for the albums Ain't Love Grande, See How We Are and Hey Zeus in the mid to late 1980’s.

That was about it for X.

Exene and John Doe ended up releasing several solo albums. John Doe has also appeared in several films and TV shows.

Since then, the band has reunited to play show (especially over the last three years.)

I am offering up a fantastic entire concert soundboard recording (from live radio) of X performing at My Fathers Place on Long Island, NY from 1983. I was at this show, in fact at one point we passed Exene a bottle of homemade Applejack (grain alcohol and cider) and she swigged it and almost puked mid-song. The crowd noise in the background undoubtedly included me and my friends. Good times, good times.

I am posting this on a new hosting site, if someone can let me know if the downloads are working, I would be most appreciative.

Click on this link for:
and here are a couple of other X tunes you may not have:
From the Adult Books 7"
From the soundtrack of The Decline:

March 14, 2007

Soul Asylum - Made To Be Broken

Sirens are a-screaming,
shots ring out at night
Movie cameras rolling in
And there goes my hero with his head between his legs
And all this time I believed in him
(from: "Never Really Been")

Once upon a time, there was a band called Soul Asylum. They formed in Minneapolis in the early 80’s and briefly called themselves Loud Fast Rules before changing their name to Soul Asylum. As the last of the first wave of Minneapolis Punk bands (including The Replacements and Husker Du, Soul Asylum had a hard punk sound, but also had trace elements of the 70’s stoner middle America rock ethic as well (long hair, flannel shirts, etc). Their first album Say What You Will was actually produced by Husker Du’s Bob Mould.

But it was with their next two albums; Made To Be Broken and While You Were Out that Soul Asylum “broke the Mould” and for a fleeting moment, were the best band in the world. Their mid 80’s shows were the stuff of legend, blending thrashing chords, anthemic lyrics and catchy choruses plus bizarre covers showing their love of mid 70’s fm radio crap (Foreigner’s Juke Box Hero, for example). Time's Incinerator, a cassette only release, was also released at during this period, featuring a blistering cover of James Brown's “Hot Pants”.

These albums were followed up by Clam Dip & Other Delights, Hang Time and The Horse They Rode In On…all decent albums, but not to the heights of their previous output. Some great songs were on these albums ("Cartoon" & "Sometime To Return" are standouts), but their moment of indie rock godhood had passed.

In the 90’s of course, Soul Asylum would become mega stars, releasing the Grave Dancers Union album which featured "Runaway Train" and "Black Gold".
This was Soul Asylum in the realm of Tom Petty / John Mellancamp type “heartland of America” swill.

Lead singer Dave Pirner was banging Hollywood bimbos and the band was performing at President Clinton’s inauguration and winning Grammy’s. This was followed by Let Your Dim Light Shine, which also sold well, featuring the song "Misery". Their last album was 1998’s Candy From A Stranger. They actually released a “comeback” album last year called The Silver Lining; which met with indifference at best.


But for a while there (1984-1987), they were fuckin’ great.

Ignoring their latter day crap, we feature:

From Say What You Will : Long Day

From Made To Be Broken : Tied To The Tracks
& Never Really Been

From While You Were Out : Closer To The Stars

And a couple of rare ones:

To Sir With Love (with Lulu!)
Sexual Healing (the Marvin Gaye classic)

Have at em!

Official Soul Asylum Site
Soul Asylum Wiki
Buy Soul Asylum Music

March 12, 2007


Today we're gonna feature some of Japan's best and noisiest punk and garage bands.’s The’s are a three piece female Japanese band probably best known for their appearance in the movie Kill Bill Part 1. They perform in the "Showdown at the House of Blue Leaves" segment. This is the scene in the club right before Uma Thurman wipes out the Crazy 88’s. Their performance of Woo Hoo is also now heard in a commercial for a wireless phone company.

The’s music is a take on American garage rock and surf tunes, with an extremely raw feel. Most of their songs are sung in their native Japanese, but they also play a lot of American covers as well. The three girls are also very stylish, performing in 60’s style dresses.
They formed in the late 80’s and still tour, so catch em if you can.

Official's Site

Sloppy, noisy and raucous, Teengenerate were a mid 90’s Japanese Punk Band whose recorded output sounds like it’s was recorded in on an airplane runway as 747 was bearing down on them. To say that Teengenerate is raw would be an understatement, it’s more like the musical equivalent of a gaping wound caused by a shotgun blast.

Guitar Wolf
Yeah baby, more lo-fi Punk Rawk Noize. Japan’s greatest “Jet Rock n Roll band”. The “Jet” is in tribute to Joan Jett, whom heavily influenced the band (especially in look).
They’re still touring and still kicking it. Greasy, nasty, black leather clad muthafucka’s who just rip the shit out it. They sing in a language that might be Japanese, it might be English, or it might be Esperanto for all I know. They also starred in the movie Wild Zero, in which they fought zombies, aliens and fans. What more could you ask for.

Guitar Wolf Official Site

March 7, 2007

The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops

The Rezillos

There’s a threat approaching from the stars
All the horrors from Venus and Mars
Everybody better be on guard
When the Flying Saucers land
(from Flying Saucer Attack)

The Rezillos (later to be known as The Revillos) were a Scottish Punk band best known for trash culture references and comic book 60’s clothing. Think of a Punk Rock B-52s.

The Rezillos started up at Edinboro College in 1976 and their first single was “I Can’t Stand My Baby”, released in the summer of ’77.
In 1978, they came to NYC to record their first album “Can’t Stand The Rezillos”. This is a must have record if you’re into 70’s style punk. The subject matter steered more to the Ramone’s aesthetic… glorified bubble gum played fast and hard with mostly innocuous subject matter (Flying Saucer Attack, My Baby Does Good Sculptures, Top Of The Pops) plus a helping of 60’s covers (Glad All Over, I Like It, Someone’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight).

To me, what really made the Rezillo’s great was the awesome bass playing of William Mysterious (the bass runs on “Can’t Stand” are more like he’s playing lead bass (ala John Entwhistle) and the twin vocals of Fay Fife (complete with sexy Scottish purr) and Eugene Reynolds.

The album had moderate success but the Rezillo’s broke up, reconfiguring in various entities such as Shake, The Human League (yes, THAT Human League) and The Revillo’s.

The Revillo’s attained some success (even here in the States) in 1981 with the album Rev-Up. This took the Rezillo’s concept further, adding 3 back-up singers to the Rezillo’s core of Fife and Reynolds. This album was poppier and more “New Wavey” than the Rezillo’s, but is still an excellent pick-up. Stand-out songs include: Motorbike Beat and Rev-Up).

That was pretty much the end of it for the Rezillo’s/Revillo’s. They still tour occasionally (mostly in the UK).
Have at em!

From Can’t Stand The Rezillos:
Flying Saucer Attack
Top Of The Pops
Land Of A Thousand Dances
From Rev Up:
Rev Up
Buy Rezillos and Revillo’s albums

March 5, 2007

Angry Samoans - Saving Hitler's Cock

Angry Samoans

There's nothing more you can leave behind
So forget about seeing, get into your mind
Everything looks better when the world is black
Grab a fork, make the first attack
Lights out!
Poke poke, poke your eyes out

(from Light's Out)

The Angry Samoans released two classic punk rock albums in the early 80’s:
Inside My Brain and Back From Samoa. These are absolutely perfect albums full of tasteless lyrics and songs that last for a minute (They Saved Hitler’s Cock, You Stupid Asshole, Light’s Out, Gas Chamber); well you get the idea.
Also notable was The Ballad Of Jerry Curlan which I humbly offer a portion of the lyrics to:
(played softly)
Jerry has a future.
He is aesthetic,goes to Sacramento.
Jerry has friends and people,
likes meeting them and is a very social type-
(played hard punk style and screamed)

Eats shit sucks puke is a toilet drinking queer
Pukes through his nose drinks toilet water!
Sucked his mother's asshole licks his sister's pussy buttfucks his father buttfucks his brother sucks dog dick sucks horse dick is a queer
Sleeps with midgets, drives a Ferrari and sucks assholes!
Sucks black assholes, is a shithead!

They were formed out of the ashes of a band called Vom, which was a mid 70’s “group” that was started by rock critics Richard Meltzer and “Metal” Mike Saunders (along with Greg Turner). Vom featured sensitive songs such as “Electrocute Your Cock" and "I’m In Love With Your Mom".

The Samoans found trouble in their native California for releasing a song called “Get Off The Air” on Inside My Brain– an attack on legendary L.A. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer (sample lyric- 8 pm Rodney’s on the air / beating off in Joan Jett’s hair). This resulted in the Samoans getting blacklisted on LA radio (as if the subject matter and titles of their songs wasn’t already going to do that).

After Back From Samoa,

the band got back into their garage roots and softened the music to a more garage punk sound and away from the harder Ramones’ style approach they had. Yesterday Started Tomorrow(1986) and STP Not LSD (1988) are representative albums.

That was about it for new recorded product. You can find virtually all the Angry Samoans songs on The Unboxed Set; which compiles Inside My Brain, Back From Samoa, Yesterday Started Tomorrow, STP Not LSD on One 75-minute CD!

At some point Greg Turner and Metal Mike had a major falling out and Turner quit the band. Metal Mike kept the flag flying over the years and he (and original drummer Bill Vockeroff) still tour occasionally with a new bunch of Samoans .

I saw them around 1984 at some shithole club in Manhattan and I think that was the last time they played in NYC until last fall, when they played at CBGB’s on one of the 700 or so “final nites” that CB’s had. They hadn’t lost a step in 20+ years.

The following tunes are offered as an example of the sensitive and progressive music that the Angry Samoans provided. Most of them are not safe to be played at work.

Have at em!:

From Vom:
Electrocute Your Cock
From Inside My Brain:
Get Off The Air
You Stupid Asshole
From Back From Samoa:
Lights Out
Gas Chamber

The Angry Samoans website
The Wiki guide to the Angry Samoans
Buy Angry Samoans albums

March 2, 2007

Redd Kross! listen' to Kiss / top 40 hits

One of my all time favorite bands. Red Cross (notice the different spelling) started out way back in the late 70’s/ early 80’s as a total punk band led by the barely teen McDonald Brothers (Jeff and Steve). Other fellow travelers included Greg Hetson (later of the Circle Jerks and Bad Religion) and Ron Reyes (later of Black Flag).
They did a Charles Manson song and a song from Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls on their first record (Born Innocent) and then had to change their name to Redd Kross, since they were getting their asses in deep with the Red Cross.

After that album, they were joined by hippie freak Robert Hecker on lead guitar and quickly veered into a sorta acid casualty/70’s trash /punk glam thang and came out with Teen Babes From Monsanto… which was a cover album featuring songs from Kiss, David Bowie, Bewitched (yeah the TV show), etc. It kicked total and unadulterated ass and they followed this up with some of their L.A. compatriots on a movie called Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (playing on a Brady Bunch cover).

Other albums followed: Neurotica
(man, one of the McDonald’s is a dead ringer for Neil from The Young Ones in that picture!), Third Eye and Phaseshifter. All fucking great and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. In fact- go buy them now! 1997 brought Show World, which was poppier and lost its edge.

They broke up after that and recently reunited for some shows in 2006.

My memories of Redd Kross are from around 1983 or so. At The Ritz in NYC; which was this huge multi level concert hall (it’s called Webster Hall now) RK played with DOA, Toxic Reasons and (I think) the Circle Jerks. Me and my buddy Dave were outta our minds on lord knows what and sneaked back stage (no easy feat). We ended up hanging with Redd Kross, talking about Kiss Meets Phantom of The Park, Mushrooms and sneakin’ red wine out of our parent’s liquor cabinets. The convergence of Los Angeles long haired freaks (Redd Kross) and Noo Yawk City Punk rock hard-on’s (Me & Dave) was truly a perfect storm. I tried to pick up one of the Cali-chicks whilst pretending to be a surfer. That went well until she asked me what type of surf board I used and I told her I used an ironing board cuz I was so Punk Rock.

I have for your perusal three tracks from a radio show they did in Australia in the mid 80’s. This shows them more in their punk pop vein. The “overture from Tommy” (yes, The Who classic) is astounding.
What's Wrong With Me

And as a basis for comparison “Cover Band”: from their first ep (note that the riff is later ripped off by the Circle Jerks for Live Fast Die Young, but I guess since Greg Hetson played guitar on both, all’s fair.)
Cover Band
And here’s one of my favorites from Third Eye:
Elephant Flares

And here’s some footage of Redd Kross from Phaseshifter : Jimmy's Fantasy
Have at em!

More info:

Official Redd Kross Site

Redd Kross Wiki

March 1, 2007

It's the first of the month- Say "Rabbits"

On that note, new month, new blog, same old government.

Where to begin...with the first the longest of journeys begins with that. Hopefully on the road less travelled.

So let's get on to it...

The music...
we'll have Punk Rawk, Garage, Pyscho-delic and whatever else I'm in the mood to excrete onto this site.
Tunes will be up for a short time, and then, much like our hopes and dreams, they'll be gone.

Who am I? Who are you? It dinnow matter do it?

We'll start with some punk rock...imma gonna post up single songs.. if you like what you hear...then go buy it. Support great bands...they deserve it.

So, where else to start off with than the fab four.. No not The Beatles... THE RAMONES

It's been said, and by better writers than me, that for all intents and purposes, they changed the game. As I am originally from the same hometown as Duh Brudders, I consider them my kinfolk.

Well, here's a few toonz from them...not stuff you can find on their mersh releases, so have at them:

First off, here's one from their 1975 First Album Demo's : Judy Is a Punk

We'll head over to Boston in 1977, you can hear Joey start off introducing this as "Our first song offa our new Sire album" Blitzkrieg Bop

The boys headed home to do a show at CBGB's in 77 : Glad To See You Go

Off to Dee Dee's homeland Germany in 1978 and Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

And then the heartland of the USA Northwestern University in 1979 with Commando

Finally, a show in 1987 in Sheffield England, here's Bonzo Goes To Bitburg

password is bleedinout

Have at em folks!