Monthly Archives: December 2006

The Offs – 2 Singles

Previously I posted First Record by The Offs. I pointed out that this album could win an award for most under-rated new wave LP ever. A lot of the criticism of the LP stems from the perception that it does … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, California, Funk, New Wave, post-punk | 13 Comments

The Volcano Suns – The Bright Orange Years

The Volcano Suns – The Bright Orange Years (Homestead) 1985. 1985 was the year I got hipped to the whole post-hardcore thing. Of course at that time, I called it underground music. The term “alternative” with all of its ugly … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, indie | 21 Comments

Dr Know – Plug In Jesus LP / Burn 7inch

Dr Know – Plug In Jesus LP / Burn 7inch (Mystic) 1985. Of all the Nardcore bands, Dr Know were my favourite. They managed something that most other bands mining the crossover sound were unable to accomplish. By looking backwards … Continue reading

Posted in California, Metal, Punk Rock, hardcore, skate | 15 Comments

The Wrong – Prisons of our Isolation

The Wrong – Prisons of our Isolation (Self-Released) 1989. Did you know there was a punk scene in Hawaii in the 1970′s – 1980′s? I didn’t either. The band The Wrong were a great punk band that sounded like Terminal … Continue reading

Posted in Hawaii, Punk Rock | 5 Comments

Skate Rock Volume Two: Blazing Wheels and Barking Trucks

Skate Rock Volume Two: Blazing Wheels and Barking Trucks (High Speed Productions) 1984. A great set of comps released by Thrasher mag back in the day. Definitely provided the background music to myriad acts of juvenile delinquency for me. Volume … Continue reading

Posted in California, Metal, Punk Rock, hardcore, skate | 36 Comments

Helios Creed – X Rated Fairy Tales

Helios Creed – X Rated Fairy Tales (Subterranean Records) 1985. When I was 20, I ingested waaaay too many lysergic chemicals and listened to way too many Helios Creed albums. X-Rated Fairytales was considered one of his “worst” back then. … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, California, New Wave, Synth, post-punk | 7 Comments

The Bizarros

The Bizarros – The Bizarros (Mercury) 1979. The Bizarros were one of the bands signed to the Mercury Label’s imprint “Blank Records”. The band recorded their self titled album in 1978. Blank folded before the recording was complete, so the … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Midwest, Punk Rock | 9 Comments