Monthly Archives: October 2008

Dinosaur L – Go Bang! (#5) / Clean On Your Bean (#1)

Dinosaur L – Go Bang! (#5) // Clean On Your Bean (#1) (Sleeping Bag Records) 1982. This is considered THE classic New York City loft party record from the early 1980s, a time when Larry Levan’s original loft party concept … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, New York, No Wave, post-punk | 10 Comments

Minnow- 13 Wrongs

Minnow – 13 Wrongs (Noise Pollution) 2008. 13 Wrongs (Noise Pollution) 2008. Another band from Louisville, this new one by Minnow is definitely one of my top discs of 2008. Unlike a lot of the other Louisville bands that I … Continue reading

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Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home

Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home // Kitchen Motors, Mechanical Breakdown (GoGo Records) 1979. A great electronic single from Philly, Crash Course In Science mine the same area as the Units for similar effect. Again like the … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Electro, New Wave, Pennsylvania, Philly, Synth, power pop | 2 Comments

Ron Hunt / Ronnie G & The SM Crew

Ron Hunt – Spiderap // Ronnie G & The SM Crew – A Corona Jam (Reflection Records) 1979. Another old school classic from the magic year of 1979. This one is a two sided 12 inch with a different performer … Continue reading

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Venus Trap – The Key

Venus Trap – The Key (Noise Pollution) 2008. Let’s switch gears here and look at something new. This is Venus Trap outta Louisville. On my favourite label, Noise Pollution. I have yet to hear a Noise Pollution release that wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Louisville, indie | 3 Comments

Sacred Denial – Life’s Been Getting To Me

Sacred Denial – Life’s Been Getting To Me (Four Front Records) 1985. In a continuation of my Jersey post is this first Sacred Denial release, Life’s Been Getting To Me. I recently picked this up in Minneapolis for a dollar. … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey, hardcore | 25 Comments

New Jersey Punk and Hardcore

A friend of mine and I have had this on-going debate about how kickass Jersey punk and especially hardcore was. In my opinion, no scene was more of an underdog scene than Jersey. My friend contends that Jersey’s bad reputation … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey, New York, Punk Rock, hardcore, skate | 73 Comments

Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color

Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color (ZE Records) 1979. One of my favourite recent acquisitions is this release by French/New York, New Wave/No Wave chanteuse Lizzy Mercier Descloux. The way the story goes, Lizzy was in a relationship with Michel … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, France, New Wave, New York, No Wave, post-punk | 5 Comments

The Mojomatics – Don’t Pretend That You Know Me

Thee Mojomatics -Don’t Pretend That You Know Me (Ghost Records) 2008. A really great Hives-influenced two man garage punk combo from Italy. Like a lot of young’uns, these guys sometimes substitute tunefulness for full-on energy but really, if I had … Continue reading

Posted in Garage Punk, Italy | 7 Comments

Cockney Rejects – Flares N’ Slippers

Cockney Rejects – Flares N’ Slippers // Police Car, I Wanna Be A Star (Small Wonder Records) 1979. I haven’t posted any Oi in a while so why not this? A stone cold classic from 1979. I first heard it … Continue reading

Posted in Punk Rock, UK, oi | 12 Comments