A blog about great music, if you'd like me to listen to your band or you just want to give me free shit e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, ideally music to be sent rather than just links to soundcloud as i struggle with time to do this a lot as it is.
Want to also have a radio show or at least a link to where you can hear my radio show, i have a mixing desk to create the show and i have the sound recorder software to turn this into one long mp3, what i have no idea about is hosting it or somehow having it available online for others to listen to. Anyone got any ideas????
Going to send a tenner in the post to Mark (Keds/Myers/Hammerton) for a copy of The Lams album 'Anarchy Or Death' seems a little dodgy considering everything to send cash in the post but it's worth a try considering Mark was in one of the best bands in England the Senseless Things. Fingers crossed. If it comes i'll review it and promote it unless it's really crap but i can't see that being the case
Update: tenner posted today 31/08/2012 - let's see what happens...
Not to get anyones hopes up but Kerbdog are to re-release their 2 albums 'Kerbdog/Totally Switched' and 'On The Turn' through Eastworld records on 10th September. No word yet whether these are remasters or have extra tracks or anything. Drummer Darragh Butler has also hinted at a possible live album release along with a few shows lined up
Academy, Dublin - "On The Turn Album Show" - SOULS supporting! - Saturday, Dec 8th
London Garage, London - SOULS supporting - Saturday, Oct 20th 2012
The Clubhouse, Castlebar Co.Mayo - Saturday, Oct 27th 2012
Cyprus Avenue, Cork - Saturday, Nov 10th 2012
All i can say is for the love of god please book some shows in the North!
Normally i'd say get excited about all this news but as this is Kerbdog it could just fizzle out into nothing, if it does turn out to be a full reunion with new album it should be immense, both the Kerbdog albums are classics along with the Wilt records that the majority of them were also involved in.
Redd Kross - Researching The Blues (Cargo/Sweet Nothing) (2012)
To say this album has been a longtime coming is an understatement, 15 years since 'Show World' have passed and a few side projects really haven't cut it for anyone wanting their sugar-coated pop rock fix. So finally Redd Kross re-emerge seemingly out of nowhere with an album they've been promising for at least 5 years or so, the big question, is it any good? It's so easy for a band to comeback after this long with a lacklustre version of what they were once capable of, for examples of this see The Stone Roses average 'Second Coming' or Guns N' Roses abysmal 'Chinese Democracy' but that's just not the Redd Kross way. So what we have here is an album that can sit alongside Neurotica, Third Eye and Phasehifter as one of their best, we have 10 perfectly crafted pop rock masterpieces full of melodies that only the McDonald brothers could manage mixed with their obvious love of 70's glamrock. kicking off with lead single 'Researching The Blues' it becomes evident that if anything the brothers McDonald are on a better form than their last album, reducing the number of tracks to make sure there is absolutely no filler here. If you're already a Redd Kross fan then i'm preaching to the converted because you already know how good this band are, if you aren't already a fan then do yourself a favour, seriously.
Arrrgh the good old days of Metal music just as i was getting into it, a lot of people back then used to tape songs off the radio, however they didn't play that much metal on the radio so i hooked up my TV to my hi-fi system (ask your parents what one of those was) and used to tape the sound from the music videos off Handbangers Ball instead. Now not all of the below were taped from music videos some i taped from live stuff that they showed such as Donnington Monsters Of Rock 1994 - at 13 i was a bit young to go to that one, anyway here's a playlist of the stuff i used to tape...
1. Mutha's Day Out - Locked
2. Butthole Surfers - Who Was In My Room Last Night?
3. Clawfinger - Warfair
4. Entombed - Wolverine Blues
5. Melvins - Hooch
6. Paradise Lost - Widow
7. Sepultura - Refuse/Resist
8. Tool - Prison Sex
9. Alice In Chains - I Stay Away
10. Baby Chaos - Golden Tooth
11. Biohazard - Tales From The Hardside
12. Corrosion Of Conformity - Albatross
13. Headswim - Dead
14. Kerbdog - Dry Riser
15. Machine Head - Davidian
16. Obituary - Final Thoughts
17. Pantera - I'm Broken
18. Therapy? - Nowhere
19. Rollins Band - Liar
First ever band of the week, and it really has to go to these crazy bastards. I first saw them supporting Ginger Wildheart at York, Duchess in June this year, they spent more time in the crowd playing than they did onstage which instantly made me like them. After watching one of the most chaotic shows i've ever seen and i was there for the early The Murder Of Rosa Luxemburg shows which were insane to say the least i had to pick up a copy of their new album 'Oche'. Again similar to the first Murder Of 7" the mini-album is just as chaotic as the live shows but what makes it so much better is the moments of singalong and dare i say it almost melody, especially lead-off single 'Powerboat Disaster' which is also available in a classy cassette tape single which really takes me back.
Considering the amount of screamy riff heavy bands around these days, Baby Godzilla manage to set themselves apart from the pack with their oodles of personality, it's rare these days to see a support band and really want to go see one of their own shows in future (You just have to play some more in Leeds now guys), Here's a few live pics to give you a rough idea of their show
And the below are from a Leeds gig i can't believe i missed at Santiago's Bar, although having seen Zico Chain there i don't recommend ever going to the toilets (you can actually taste the mold in there) It is however a class bar for going to see a band in otherwise
Now for all the band profile bumff;
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Paul Shelley -
Tom Marsh -
Jonny Hall -
2012 - Oche (I'm Not From London Records)
1. At the Oche 01:20
2. Power Boat Disaster 04:08
3. Thotty 04:35
4. The Gleiwitz Incident 01:59
5. Braille For An Axeman 03:27
6. Dave Lankester 02:53
7. The Three Legged Race.Ist 06:46
2011 - Powerboat Disaster CS (I'm Not From London Records)
1. Power Boat Disaster 04:15
2. Try Hard or Die Hard 03:55
2010 - NPAG EP (Self Released)
1. The Disenchantment Boogie 03:07
2. Streamline Feline 04:00
3. We Dine On Wine & Parking Fines 03:41
4. (You're Not a Love) You're An Addiction 05:10
Official Band Biography:
Baby Godzilla are a bunch of overly-energetic, slouching, blues-hunched over-underachievers who specialise in their own unique blend of loud, sweaty, voracious and shouty psycho-blues and are already known for their extraordinarily intense live shows. The band recently signed to the English independent record label ‘I’m Not From London Records’ and have recently released their first single, ‘Power Boat Disaster’. They have also recently finished recording the follow up to their 2010 EP ‘NPAG’, which will be launched on New Year’s Eve, at the INFL/LeftLion gig at The Maze, Nottingham.
Formed just after a year ago, the band have already played with the likes of Fucked Up and The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster and impressed on the stages of two of the country’s most auspicious venues (Rock City and The Rescue Rooms), not to mention an explosive opening slot at this years Dot to Dot. They have also headlined festivals in their hometown of Nottingham, such as the INFLUX Waterfront Festival and the now infamous Hockley Hustle. Baby Godzilla are certainly a band that is forging an impressive reputation for being as dedicated as they are unpredictable.
I used to love making mixtapes, still do but cd's are 10 minutes shorter and they don't have seperate sides which is what made making tapes so much fun, so here's a hyperthetical mixtape
Side A: 1. Kiss - Detroit Rock City 2. Silver Ginger 5 - Anyway But Maybe 3. AC/DC - TNT 4. MC5 - The American Ruse 5. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Chinese Rocks 6. Living Things - Bombs Below 7. The Faces - Stay With Me 8. The Replacements - Bastards Of Young 9. The Cramps - Let's Get Fucked Up 10. Silver Sun - Last Day 11. Baby Chaos - Loud And Clear
Side B: 1. Lee Harvey Oswald Band - Surrender Earthlings 2. Redd Kross - Switchblade Sister 3. Wipers - Return Of The Rat 4. The Stooges - 1969 5. Primal Scream - Medication 6. Reuben - Blamethrower 7. Monster Magnet - Dopes To Infinity 8. Black Spiders - KISS Tried To Kill Me 9. Slash's Snakepit - Ain't Life Grand 10. T.Rex - Children Of The Revolution 11. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
For people out there who are a bit squeamish about downloading musical illegally here's a little antidote, actual free music!!!!!!!!!!
First up is the awesome new album from Carcer City, this album is all kinds of brutal and definately too good to be given away for free, but it is so enjoy, all it costs is a Twitter Tweet or a Facebook post and you'll be slamdancing around the living room to some Parkway Drive/Architects style metal
Finally for now we have my old friends at Obscene Baby Auction's bandcamp page where you can pick up a ton of releases for free including the Kill Yourself/Humanfly split 7" that i put out with them, seriously get that one it's amazing, but also you can pick up the never released Kill Yourself album which is some crazy Shellac/Jesus Lizard style mentalness uber good indeed
Okay so i've been incredibly lazy and this blog perhaps is one of the worst to have ever been shat into the world wide web, i'm going to try and turn this around, and in my defence i've become a father in the last 2 months so have been a tad busy.
Anyway here's whats looking good to me lately
Redd Kross - Researching The Blues
it's taken me a few listens to get into at first, only about half the tracks or so were up there with their finest but more and more tracks are starting to permeate my music brain and i've been playing this more and more
They're first album (sorta) The North Stands For Nothing blew me away and this shits all over that one which surely tells you how amazing it is, for fans of Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and screamy stuff like that
Have to keep this one on the downlow as it's not extactly street legal at the moment, it is however insanely good and catchy as fuck, the link below is to the deluxe edition with a full live gig as a bonus disc, you know you want it!!
And finally here's the crazy good remastered version of the Kiss Klassic (see what i did there) seriously you can't call yourself a rock fan if you don't own this album it's that good and cheap as fuck at a fiver
And Finally finally Ginger Wildheart is at it again with another Pledge campaign, having got the signed copy of 555% from the last campaign i can say it is indeed fucking excellent, and having heard the riffs on the video for his latest campaign Mutation/Hey! Hello! you'd be a bellend not to pledge for this one