Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

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28 August 2010

Punk Til Ya Poop!

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 09/17/2015.  Enjoy, NØ

Following closely on the heels of the notorious compilation Punk Til Ya Puke!...

I got this one from my friend Dirty Mike from Dirty Records in Phoenix. This gem is on another Phoenix DIY label Bad Stain Records, which is run by some friends of Dirty Mike’s. A new entry into the always popular Bad Stain punk compilation line-up, featuring no less than 32 rare & unreleased songs by some of the youngest, funniest punk/hardcore/ska bands from the the last gasps of the 20th Century.

Some of these bands are from the Phoenix area. Others are bands with ties to Dirty Records & Bad Stains in one way or another. Maybe they released stuff on one of their labels, or played gigs or shared floor space in Phoenix. Wherever they’re from, this is an eclectic but fun mix.

Some of the acts you’ll know, like: Less than Jake; or At the Drive In; or Drain Bramaged. Some of the bands are on Dirty Records & have been featured here in the past: No Fraud; Mandingo: or Adam’s Alcoholics. Some of them are obviously into some weird-name thing that must have been going on at the time: The Fonzarellies; The Liverrotchies; The Grubbies; Beezlebullies; or Swookumchuck. Then there are some bands you may not have ever heard that are worth the listen, particularly Against All Odds; Dirty Laundry; & Subject Mad.

Whatever the case, check this sucker out.

Various Artists - Punk Til Ya Poop!, Bad Stain Records BS015, 1998.


14 August 2010

Go Fuck Your Music Reviews

During the 1990s resurgence of punk rock & the alternative labels’ ‘feeding frenzy’, I used to get a lot of musick from the DIY, anti-corporate Rot’en Roll Records folks out of East Northport, NY who released 7” records to the fans for a dollar apiece. Negative Reaction, Violent Society, Youth Gone Mad, Bastard Squad & many many more cool as shit bands got their chance to be heard thanks to the Rot’en Roll folks.

Well, here’s a compilation from Stink Box Records out of River Edge, NJ, another DIY outfit, distributed by Rot’en Roll with thirty songs by 12 different bands. They recorded 4000 copies & gave them to the bands for free, to give away or sell for no more than $3. Think about that for a minute. Also, it states that unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance & broadcasting of this record encouraged.

Various Artists - Go Fuck Your Music Reviews
Stink Box & Rot’en Roll Records SBR002, 1996.
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Tracklist -
What this CD is about
Test Toned

I Scream - Rump-le

Friday Night
Punk Skunk - Odd Normal

Blow ‘em Up
Chaos - Bomb Squadron

It’s Only Your Life
Corporate Cocksucker - Violent Society

Identity Crisis
Born to Lose - No Fraud

The Time is Now
Grasping at Straws
Yukon - Rest Assured?

Ode to Benny Hill
Blue - Nothing Yet

Rebecca - Felix Frump

New World
By the Way - Putrid Flowers

Judge’s Son
Hate - Dog Pound

Sinead - Grady

Sodium Kid Inc.
Silver Silver Gasoline - Fischer

Rot’en Roll will never die!

01 August 2010

SoFA's Choice

Here’s another compilation of San Jose bands, this from Little Lucky (in fact it starts off with Horchata’s “Green Butter” that was on the last Little Lucky post). It is a broad brush-stroke of downtown San Jose bands of that time. This one’s called SoFA’s Choice.

A little history.

In the second wave of San Jose’s attempted musickal renaissance (the first wave involved The Laundry Works, Scottish Rites Temple, Ribzy, Los Olvidados, Frontier Wives etc.), clubs & bands flourished in the South First Street Area. The area was labeled SoFA, echoing San Francisco’s South of Market SoMA.

One of the events moving the scene in the right direction began on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1992, when the first SoFA Street Fair took place on South First Street. The fair flaunted a more Bohemian bent than its downtown mainstream cousins like Tapestry in Talent. It celebrated more alternative culture & musick. The first year was wild, as all the numerous bars & night clubs located along the street were open for free & featured a non-stop roster of the newest local acts. Street vendors, artists, & poets were in abundance. Believe it or not, a lot of the locals hauled out their old beat up sofas & set them up on the sidewalk for seating to relax on & watch the events of the day unfold. But soon the fair evolved from its freewheeling free-for-all beginnings to a more traditional sort of music festival with the addition of gates & fences, admission charges, & hundreds of cops. By the third year, few of the original SoFA denizens even attended & sofas were banned. After 10 years, the SoFA Street Fair died an ugly death.

This compilation is named after that area, those events, & the bands that tried to sustain the scene.

Various Artists - Sofa’s Choice (Sounds from Downtown), Little Lucky, 1997.

Tracks -
Green Butter - Horchata
The Giant Fish - Neosoreskin
Artebella (Timbale mix) - Monkey
Live My Empty - Grits
Snowflake - Creamsickle
Willie’s Blunt - Willie’s Conception
Front - Insolence
Cocktails - Jalopy Taco Stand
It’s Alright - The Odd Numbers (only band to play every SoFA Street Fair)
Clay Wheels’ Theme - Clay Wheels
If You’re About to Cry - The New Mosquitos
He & She - Terra Nova
The Rain - Andalusia
Under the Lean-to - Lisa Dewey (incorrectly titled on the release as “Close to My Honeypie”)
Here’s Your Song - Your Precious You
The Devil Just Got Fired - Redd Devlin
Spies - Caustic Notions
Would You, Really - Elric