Thursday, November 18, 2010

White Flag-Within You Without You 7"

well it was my birthday on the 17th so i've been a bit busy. well i'm here now. anyway it's time to unleash another Lost and Found records gem. this time it's White Flag. when i first heard the band name, i thought they were just a bad Black Flag ripoff. but on closer inspection i was quite wrong. this band is really good, and not like Black Flag at all. they started in 81' i think. even up to 86' these guys were releasing great stuff. this was recorded in 86'. the a-side being in the studio and then the b-side being live tracks. if anybody has their album "r is for rocket" please share it with me. i really want to hear it. this record comes on clear vinyl and was released in 1990. i really like the vocals. really catchy music too. grab it!
1. within you without you 5/5 (fantastic!)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
really good hardcore punk from past the mid 80's. i'm sure it's cheap. i got the Lost and Found box set from Hits and Misses a while ago for not much money.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sinks-Beat Out My Brains 7"

well Dave G. at the great Rocket Science just posted another classic out of his collection, so i thought i'd do the same. yes this is only 2 years old, but it is a classic. great garage punk from 2008. the Sinks have released other 7"s which are great too, but not as much as this. this was released on the dynamite label, Fashionable Idiots. i just bought about 9 records from their distro. anyway, this was pressed twice. first with 3 different covers limited to 600. then second limited to 100. i like the cover variant with them eating pizza on the street with Little Caesar a lot more then i one i have. the one i have is pretty hard to read (because of the font). but the worst thing is that the record sleeve is filthy. the black ink smears, that's why you'll see smudges on my copy. also that's why i left it in the plastic sleeve to scan it. but it doesn't take away from the sound. great vocals, great riffs, great everything. catchy as hell. enjoy!
1. beat out my brains 5/5 (vocals.)
2. don't wanna go to work 5/5 (guitar.)
3. 3025 5/5 (yes.)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
don't be a cheapskate, buy this from the link above. support the great label!

Friday, November 12, 2010

It Is Done

so what do you think of the new layout? all BIG BOYS!

New Layout

well i think it's about time for a new layout. just to shake things up. so the blog might be a little messed for a little bit.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Now-Into The 80's! - The 1978 Demos 12"

finally a night where i don't have tons of homework. so what does that mean for you. it means a post! here you go. i have to say that this must be rare because i can't find any info about it anywhere. i just was looking through the bins at Hits and Misses (they just moved right next to Rotate This!) and stumbled across this. i loved their 7", so i snagged this. when i put it on, oh it was good. this gets better every time i listen to it. this is GREAT! download the scans so you can see the only info that this album gives you. it has the track listing, pressing number and discography. this was released by Boot records in 2005. limited out of 461. mine is #442. i know it doesn't look like it but the cover is white. my poor camera quality, sorry but who's gonna complain. the front has a newspaper article from 77', well you can read it. the back is plain white. the record labels seem to be a bit handwritten. now about the music. the singer's voice is great, the drums are sloppy and great. now the quality is pretty good for demo tapes. the last three songs were recorded somewhere else so that's why that sound different. the songs are a bit lengthy but you don't even notice it. they fly by. yes, 5 minutes and 53 seconds flies by! now get it! enjoy!
"The T.W. Tapes"
1. into the 80's 5/5 (fantastic.)
2. the shape of things to come 5/5 (vocals, nice.)
3. third world war 5/5 (bass.)
4. why 5/5 (great vocals.)
5. you student 5/5 (punk rock!)
6. here it comes 5/5 (nice riff.)
7. nine o'clock 5/5 (always loved this song.)
"The Trunk Session"
8. woman's own 5/5 (nice.)
9. seven days ago 5/5 (different feel the b-side but i like it.)
10. the invaders 5/5 (long great ender. chorus is awesome.)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
fantastic set of demos here. thanks Boot records, whoever you are.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Soon Enough

try and guess what the next post will be.
(clue: the picture---another clue: it's from 1978.)