Monthly Archives: April 2009

Nightingales – Crafty Fag 7inch

Nightingales – Crafty Fag // How To Age (Ink Records) 1983. The Nightingales re-formed in 2004 and recently toured the states in honour of their new releases which are as shambling and brilliant as the handful of material they released … Continue reading

Posted in UK, post-punk | 2 Comments

Christmas – In Excelsior Dayglo

Christmas – In Excelsior Dayglo (BigTime Records) 1986. Christmas was one of those bands that got a lot of press in the more mainstream mags like Spin back in the halcyon days of “college rock” before it begat “alternative”. I … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, indie, zolo | 27 Comments

Kinetic Stereokids – Kid Moves

Kinetic Stereokids – Kid Moves (Overdraft Recordings) 2009. Man, I really wanted to like these guys. The backstory on this was so good. A bunch of dudes from Flint, Michigan, of all places, start a lo-fi, basement band, citing Can … Continue reading

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Los Angelinos – The Eastside Renaissance

Los Angelenos – The Eastside Renaissance (Rhino Records) 1983. Recently we celebrated National Record Store Day here in the States but I didn’t take much notice because every day is Record Store Day for Joe Stumble. Case in point, this … Continue reading

Posted in LA, Punk Rock | 18 Comments

The Lash Outs

The Lash Outs – The Lash Outs (Zodiac Killer Records) 2008. A solid release from these Dallas, Texas boys. The Lash Outs remind me a lot of the Yuppie Pricks minus the trust fund lyrics. The band has the same … Continue reading

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Fred Lane – From The One That Cut You Up

Fred Lane – From The One That Cut you Up (Say Day-Bew Records) 1978. Growing up in the suburban Midwest, I was always frustrated by the dearth of originality in the local music. The way I see it, when you’re … Continue reading

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Angelic Upstarts – I’m an Upstart

Angelic Upstarts – I’m an Upstart // Leave Me Alone (Warner Brothers) 1979. Well after an absolutely terrible week at work which cast doubt on my future ability to support myself I have no fucking choice but to listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Punk Rock, UK, oi | 11 Comments

Come On – Don’t Walk On The Kitchen Floor

Come On – Don’t Walk On The Kitchen Floor // Kitchen In The Clouds (Come On Music) 1978. Come On…I mean, really. Come On. Is this a Come On? Be straight with me. Can you be as straight as Come … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, New Wave, New York, No Wave, post-punk | 4 Comments

Pas Chic Chic ‎– Haydée Morcelée

Pas Chic Chic! – Haydée Morcelée// Blindé D’attentions (Semprini Records) 2008. Amazing release from this great band from Montreal. How many great bands are from Montreal? I mean really. From The O-Voids minimalist mystery to AIDS Wolf’s total bad time, … Continue reading

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