Monthly Archives: August 2006

Ultraman – Destroys All Monsters and Families Too

Ultraman – Destroys All Monsters and Families Too (Science Patrol Records) 1988.I’m sure every town had a band like Ultraman in the 1980′s. Local heroes who were head and shoulders above all the rest. They ruled the punk scene in … Continue reading

Posted in Midwest, Saint Louis, hardcore | 14 Comments

Suburban Death Trip – Psychodelic Discore

Suburban Death Trip – Psychodelic Discore (Smudged Records) 1986. My shitty little teenage 1980′s HC band used to play on bills with SDT occasionally. My memory of them is that they were a bunch of weird pockmarked older druggie guys … Continue reading

Posted in Metal, Midwest, hardcore | 12 Comments

Teezar – Bakkstage Pass

I ain’t even gonna try to explain this one. I think this picture and the music will do the talkin’. “I’ll sign anything you want, I’m a rocker babe not a punk”.

Posted in Metal, Saint Louis | 6 Comments

The Pagans – Street Where Nobody Lives

The Pagans – Street Where Nobody Lives // What’s This Shit Called Love (Drome) 1978. …YEAH!!!!!! I hint upon the whole “midwestern aesthetic” on this blog occassionally. I am very proud to come from a place that has produced so … Continue reading

Posted in Midwest, Punk Rock | 6 Comments

The Bongos – In The Congo

The Bongos – In The Congo (Fetish) 1980. I bought Drums Along The Hudson a few years back because I wanted to hear some more of the “Hoboken sound”. What this really means is that I was hoping to hear … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, New Wave, New York | 1 Comment

The Embarrassment – Sex Drive Outtakes

Back in May, I lauded The Embarrassment Sex Drive 7inch as “one of the greatest art punk singles ever.” As always, I was right on the mark. With that said, I was surprised by the response that 7inch received. Pleasantly … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Midwest, New Wave | 6 Comments

The Swingers – Counting the Beat

The Swingers – Counting the Beat (Mushroom) 1981. Counting The Beat is an amazing song. The album is not so amazing. Half the songs on it frankly suck…..but Counting The Beat is an AMAZING SONG!!!!! The Swingers were from New … Continue reading

Posted in New Wave, New Zealand | 8 Comments

The Younger Generation – We Rap More Mellow

As you can imagine, labels in the late 1970′s didn’t know what the fuck to do with early rap music. First of all, there was no band. Second, no singers in the conventional sense. Rap was conceived of as a … Continue reading

Posted in Funk, Hip-Hop, New York, Rap | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Penetration — Don’t Dictate / Money Talks

Penetration – Don’t Dictate // Money Talks (Virgin) 1977. Ahhhhhhh Penetration. ‘Don’t Dictate’ is one of the greatest tunes ever. They just never got the whole recording deal right. What do YOU think?

Posted in Punk Rock, UK | 5 Comments

The Dishrags – Past is Past

The Dishrags – Past Is Past (Modern Records) 1979. The Dishrags were an early all girl punk band from Canada in the late 1970′s. This is thier first single ‘Past Is Past’.. A lot of critics prefer thier second single, … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Punk Rock | 7 Comments