November 4, 2010
My presents to YOU are below:
Here's some music from bands that you should research, fall in love with and support. They play both kinds of music: Punk & Rawk.
Action 45- California based mofo's who can actually play play their instruments. Sorta like Social Distortion meets Cock Sparrer. There's alot going on in the music... all of it good. Anthemic and tight. Sorta like the way you wished Green Day would sound. Best of all, lead singer Deuce X. Machina wears a hat better than anyone. Except for me.
Song: Action 45 - Bastards Of America
Action 45 Website
Kitty And The Kowalskis - Kitty has got more punk rock in her blood than pretty much anyone. She's been killing it in NYC for many years and is cool enough to have been a Ramone. Her voice always reminded me a bit of Debbie Harry, but her band has got a lot more balls than Blondie ever did.
Song: Kitty & The Kowalskis - Joey's Song (guess who it's about!!!)
Kitty And The Kowalskis Web Site
OFF! - I know, I've written about em before. Too bad- They're great. Total old skool punk rock (Decline 1 era)- Here, former Circle Jerk Keith Morris does a tribute to the legendary leader of The Gun Club.
Song: OFF! - Jeffrey Lee Pierce
Yeti Girls - Poppy ala the fabulous Ramonesy brothers. I think they're German. Kind of fey vox, but the lyrics are nasty and the hooks are there. Plus, they get bonus points for a band name that must have come after many bong hits.
Song: Yeti Girls - Love Letter Girl
Yeti Girls Website
The Jam - Of course you know who The Jam are. This demo (just Paul Weller and guitar) of Thick As Thieves chokes me up. We all have friends who we disconnected with; much to our horror, disappointment and sadness. Right?
Song - The Jam - Thick As Thieves (demo)
The Jam Website
Semper fi, muthafuckas!!!!!