Sunday, December 12, 2010


First, Jessica Hopper linked to this interview recently, making me revisit an old favorite: "But speaking of lesbianism, tell me about your mom’s favorite song on the new record." Check out this interview Miranda July did with Khaela from the Blow. (From/who is the Blow? I don't know how what is proper to use.)

I keep giving this Mary a shout-out, so I think it's high time another Mary gets one. The East-Coast Mary has revived her blague Cindy Shmerman, which you should check out.

To the point, I was talking about Suture with West-Coast Mary a couple weeks back. As she said, anything with both Kathleen Hanna and Sharon Cheslow is bound to be awesome. Suture features Kathleen's signature roar, but is perhaps more similar to Viva Knievel than Bikini Kill, mixing grunge, post-punk, and general brattiness. I believe they performed at IPU's Girl Night (aka punk rock dream come true).

And we're back to my shitty photobooth pictures...

Suture released a 7" in 1992, a split release between Decomposition and Dischord. My favorite is the more delicate B-side "Pretty Is." They contributed these three songs ("Good Girl," "Falling," and the aforementioned "Pretty Is") to the compilation cassette A Wonderful Treat, which included another one-off Kathleen Hanna project, Wondertwins. I'm going to include all four tracks on A Wonderful Treat in this upload. The 7" is long out of print, so snag it if you can!

Suture- four tracks

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Dixie Cups

In addition to sharing some genes and a love for her sassy personality, my younger sister and I share a penchant for Father of the Bride. This film introduced me to the Dixie Cups #1 hit "Chapel of Love" back in the day. While browsing youtube videos of '60s girl groups back in the spring, I discovered a new love for the Dixie Cups, this time for "I'm Gonna Get You Yet."

Those dance moves, that hair... I only wish the video were in color so that I could get the full effect of the dresses. They released their earlier music on Red Bird Records, which was also home to the Shangri-Las for some time.

The Dixie Cups- Complete Red Bird Recordings

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I gave this band a little bit of a shout out, and now it's time for a more proper one. Neonates are a new-ish band from the LA area. They pretty much got started when Mary wrote lyrics/recorded a few songs based on some interviews for a global sexualities class. This post is long overdue, and since I finally mailed a mix to Mary yesterday that I had been meaning to send out for a few months, I figure this should make an appearance as well.

Neonates play mid-paced post-punk with plenty of no-wavey/new-wavey yelping, as if it were Max’s Kansas City in 1979, fitting in the league of girl-fronted arty punk bands coming from the West Coast these days-- think a more no-wavey Brilliant Colors, for example. The band’s variation comes from a combo of dual guitars at times and guitar-bass at others along with Mary’s perpetually changing vocal pace. Occasional backed vocals and frequently hi-hat-happy songs = toe-tapping all the time. Perhaps Mary's killer podcasts might also hint at what her band sounds like.

They put out a split CS with Pussy Patrol from France on ClanDestine Records (UK). You can get it here. You should join me in talking them into venturing out to the East Coast for a tour (hint, hint).

Neonates- Demo

Sunday, October 10, 2010


A bit of news to start off this post... My friend Lee who is in Titfit and The Facts We Hate is organizing a mini Brooklyn girl punk fest on Thursday, October 21. Hopefully you can make it!

Picking up where my Bad Banana post left off, I have been crazy about Sourpatch for some time now. They played at Platonic Sleepover House a couple falls ago, but I couldn't go to the show and have been kicking myself ever since!

I have been in love ever since the Sourpatch demo- a dose of delightfully fuzzy pop. Their LP, which came out late last year on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, took it in a slightly more art-punky direction while retaining the poppiness that hooked me to begin with, not dissimilar from some of their neighbors (Brilliant Colors for example)... perhaps most akin to a more art-punk Tiger Trap. I've always found in interesting that this band shares a drummer with the grindcore band In Disgust; I think the drums sound pretty rad on this record, coming in nicely at the end of "Never (Ever Ever) Enough" for example. I think recordings of little kids speaking kind of creep me out, so I always skip the first track, but I think "Fun" is my absolute favorite. Topics generally go along with standard indie pop themes of crushes (shocking given the title of the album) and so forth, but the lyrics never sound totally cliche or forced. "Toothache" has some pretty good dueling boy-girl vocals, which I'm always partial to. I would say this is my favorite pop full length of 2010, but I think it actually came out last year.

This one will only be up for a month, as per request from the band.

Get it from HHBTM

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bad Banana

So last Monday morning I woke up around 5:30 or 6 am for no reason. The door to my room is possessed and creaks back and forth, seemingly endlessly. After about a half hour of that, I decided the internet would be a much more productive thing to do. I'm not a fan of all this facebook crap where people invite you to be a fan of their band and what not because I like to be all allusive on the internet (obviously why I write a blog). Anyway, turns out this fateful Monday morning a great great thing happened because Katie invited me to be a fan of her and Allison's new band, Bad Banana. These tracks would be enough to get me super excited and then I glanced to the bottom left corner to see "tour with SOURPATCH east coast, USA." (More on Sourpatch to follow shortly, but hopefully you already know that they rule.)

But seriously, holy shit. For anyone who loves P.S. Eliot, especially their demo, Bad Banana is essential. Perfectly glorious fuzzy pop punk, probably a little bit more on the indie pop side. I've been listening to almost nothing else since Katie sent it to me. Each of them wrote half the songs and then recorded them, and then they were all mashed together into one demo, so you can try to guess which song is by which sister. (I'll put the answers in the comments.)

My new favorite punk show love song is "Stand Next to Me." Cutest fucking lyrics ever: "I don't know the words to this song, I want you to come sing along and put your arm around me/Stand next to me/I see you across the room and I'd like to get to know you/You seem to be in high demand but you're talking to me about your favorite bands-- Descendents & Dinosaur Jr./Maybe I should have spoken up sooner/I'm not looking for a boyfriend, but if I was I would like you to be him." That is what my crush on Bad Banana is like.

Bad Banana- Crushfield
Tape coming soon

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This one goes out to my darling friend Jess, who loves this 7" as much as I do. It's another 7" unearthed from the Record Hospital coffins, the first 7" of two by German indie pop band Blass. I know this record came out in 1990 on Bad Moon Records, but not much else beside that.

You can see a few more reviews on my lovely photobooth picture of the copy in the RH collection.

This is in many ways more of a single than an EP for me as I only ever really listen to "Bad Effect." I love the touch of art punk/indie rock they introduce from the beginning of the song with the bass line along with lazy jangling guitars and perfect pop lines like "because my heart still burns only for you." "Short Time" certainly has some hooks as well, but who really cares when you have a pop song as superb as "Bad Effect"? I know Jess would back me up here.

Blass- s/t 7"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meat Joy

Well, it has been a while. Good news is that I'm settled in my new home and have quite a few posts stocked up. Credit to Baris for the introduction to this one, and to Phoenix Hairpins for the link.

Here's the sole, hard-to-track-down LP from Houston's Meat Joy. Only 1500 were pressed by Flesh & Blood Records in 1984, each with a different cover. Totally queer, totally weird, stripped down post-punk. My favorite is the ambling pop jam "Another Pair," complete with snapping; some matter-of-fact promiscuity going on here. Meat Joy add some feminist social commentary with "Slenderella" and some criticism of hardcore with "Proud to Be Stupid," which always reminds me of a quote from a Huntington Beach punk in Mark Andersen and Mark Jenkins' Dance of Days: "The geeks, the people with new wave ties… When we see someone at a gig that we don’t like, we fuck them up." I'd been curious to know how this band interacted with a lot of the queer punk bands from Texas who were similarly turned off by the whole muscle head hardcore mentality. (For more on that check out the article on queer punks in Austin in MRR's queercore issue from last October.)

Meat Joy- Self-Titled

Monday, June 7, 2010

Libyans- Paralyzed

Keeping a low profile these days but still one of the best bands in Boston, Libyans continue recording more than most other bands around. This time it's a one-sided, two-song 7" with an etched B-side. I'm not sure if they all look the same (got the record-release edition when they played at Record Hospital Fest), but as always, you can expect great packaging from Libyans. (Mostly I'm thinking of their airplane-equipped 12".)

Anyway, the "A-side" (really just the first song), "Paralyzed" is going to be on the band's upcoming Sorry State 12". Similar to their other 7"s, the A-side is really more of the single, the catchy more Dangerhouse-esque song where the B-side packs a bit of a harder touch. On "Paralyzed" Liz even sounds a touch snottier, at least at the beginning of the song. We've gotten some backing vocals before, but Dan (Libyans' drummer) counters Liz on "Keep Waiting." Normally I'm not a huge fan of bands releasing a single as an album teaser or whatever, but "Keep Waiting" is worth getting this record. In fact, one reviewer called it "the most poignant love song Panella has ever written." (Scroll down all the way on that link. You know it's really saying something if you've ever heard Corner Club.) In all seriousness though, from the bass line starting off the song to the perpetually scratchy guitar riffs, you want to listen to "Keep Waiting."

Libyans are mostly on a break for the summer, but hopefully you can catch the tail end of the Eunuch tour and their new 7" (Liz plays bass in that band) or Foreign Objects (Dan also drums with them).

Libyans- Paralyzed 7"
Buy it from Upstate Commerce or Sorry State

Monday, May 3, 2010

LAST CAFFEINE BLUES (April 29, 2010)

And so goes our last show ever. Thanks to Adanma, Steve, Rob, Jim, Liz, Rachael, Milli, Karen, Sarah, & Alejandra for stopping by. Matt gets an extra special gold star for coming to almost every show this semester. It's been a good run.

Download it here.

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues” | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

P.S. Eliot- "Like How You Are” | The Bike Wreck Demo (CD, 2009) | Self-Released
Teenage Cool Kids- "Queer Salutations” | Queer Salutations (CD, 2008) | Protagonist
The Diamond Sea- "Heavy Skies” | Slow Signal (12Inch, 2009) | Yellow Ghost
Delta 5- "Mind Your Own Business” | Delta 5: Singles & Sessions 1979 - 81 (CD, 2006) | Kill Rock Stars
Subdebs- "12XU” | She's So Control (CD, 2007) | K
Fleabag- "Curb Appeal” | The Best of the Nest 2009 (CD, 2009) | For the Birds

Abe Froman- "Russian 101” | Baltimore Is Scum (7Inch, 2001) | Self-Released
Witches with Dicks- "How to Cook for 40 Humans” | Manual (LP, 2007) | Kiss of Death
Social Circkle- "Life Crisis” | I've Got Afflictions (7 Inch, 2008) | No Way
Minor Threat- "Filler” | Minor Threat: Complete Discography (CD, 1989) | Dischord
Bikini Kill- "Carnival” | Bikini Kill (12Inch, 1992) | Kill Rock Stars
X- "Los Angeles” | Los Angeles (LP, 1980) | Slash

Cat Party- "Jigsaw Thoughts” | Jigsaw Thoughts (7Inch, 2008) | Rich Bitch
Wounded Lion- "Wyld Parrots” | Creatures in the Cave (7Inch, 2009) | Down in the Ground/Gilgongo
The Oh Sees- "Rainbow” | Help (LP) | In the Red
Loyce E Os Gnomos- "Era Uma Nota De” | Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas (LP, 2010) | Tropicalia In Furs Records/World Psychedelic Funk Classics
Pens- "High in the Cinema” | split with Male Bonding (7Inch, 2008) | Paradise Vendors
Sourpatch- "Fun” | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me

Hey Girl!- "Always Be My Baby” | Spill Your Guts!! (LP, 2007) | Thrillhouse
Mika Miko- "Business Cats” | C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. (LP, 2006) | Post Present Medium
Wire- "12XU” | Pink Flag (CD, 1977) | Harvest/EMI
Y Pants- "Love's A Disease” | Y Pants (CD, 1998) | Periodic Document

Young Marble Giants- "Searching For Mr. Right” | Colossal Youth (CD, 1990) | Rough Trade
General Interest- "Capricious Youth” | Right by the Beach (12Inch, 2009) | Ride the Snake
The Dicks- "Anti-Klan (Part One)” | Kill from the Heart (LP, 1983) | SST
The Men- "Ailment” | We Are the Men (LP, 2008) | Self-Released

The Marked Men- "A Little Time” | Fix My Brain (LP, 2006) | Swami
Four Eyes- "Anchor Home” | Bill Jefferson's Licks (2010) | Self-Released
Shorebirds- "D.O.A.” | Shorebirds (7Inch, 2008) | No Idea
Team Dresch- "Freewheel” | Personal Best (LP, 1994) | Chainsaw
Cheeky- "Get Outta Here” | Choke on a Cheeseburger (7Inch, 2008) | Freedom School
The Coathangers- "Don't Touch My Shit!” | The Coathangers (7Inch) | Die Slaughterhaus

The Champagne Socialists- "Blue Genes” | Blue Genes (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland
Pure Ecstasy- "Easy” | Easy (7Inch, 2009) | Light Lodge
Buckets of Bile- "Caught It Still” | Xxperiments (LP, 2008) | Die Stasi
Dan Melchior Und Das Menace- "The Post Office Line” | The Post Office Line/Tourists (7Inch, 2009) | Columbus Discount
Psychedelic Horseshit- "Out of Control, No. 36” | Out of Control, No. 36 (7Inch, 2009) | Columbus Discount

Meneguar- "Bury a Flower” | Bury a Flower (7Inch, 2006) | Troubleman
Life at These Speeds- "Younger Monkey” | split with Thank God (7Inch, 2007) | Exotic Fever
Slingshot Dakota- "The Golden Ghost” | Their Dreams Are Dead, But Ours Is the Golden Ghost! (CD, 2007) | Self-Released
Little Lungs- "Atlantic Bridge” | Hoist Me Up! (7Inch, 2008) | Salinas
Masshysteri- "Istiden” | Masshysteri (7Inch, 2008) | Hjernespind

Tiger Trap- "Puzzle Pieces” | Tiger Trap (LP, 1993) | K
Heavenly- "Cool Guitar Boy” | Heavenly vs. Satan (LP, 1991) | Sarah

Tokidoki- "Cookie Cutter” | Cookie Cutter (7Inch, 1995) | Tiny Shoes Records

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 22, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #11)

The Four Eyes 7" is now available so get in touch with them to get a copy! You won't regret it. And download Thursday night's show here.

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues” | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B
Black Flag- "My War” | My War (LP, 1983) | SST
Violent Ramp- "Violent Ramp” | Violent Ramp (7Inch, 2002) | Freedom Form
Mau Maus- "Social System” | The Punk Singles Collection (CD, 2000) | Captain Oi!
The Bones Brigade- "Rat Pack” | The Bones Brigade (7Inch, 2002) | Belief Crisis
Walls- "Tread On Me/Punch Out” | Walls (12Inch, 2008) | Painkiller

Anti You- "Anti You Too” | Making Your Life Miserable (7Inch, 2008) | No Way
Chopper- "Not Perfect” | Self-Preservation Society (7Inch, 1995) | Crackle
The Eat- "Communist Radio” | Scattered Wahoo Action (10Inch, 1996) | Wicked Witch
The Hadituptoheres- "P's and Q's” | Wild City Honest Dancing (LP, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)
Libyans- "Paralyzed/Keep Waiting” | Paralyzed (7Inch, 2010) | Self-Released
Hugh Beaumont Experience- "Moo...” | Cottage Cheese from the Lips of Death (LP, 1984) | Ward-9
Marching Plague- "Rock and Roll Asshole” | Cottage Cheese from the Lips of Death (LP, 1984) | Ward-9
Butthole Surfers- "I Hate My Job” | Cottage Cheese from the Lips of Death (LP, 1984) | Ward-9

Dot Dot Dot- "Goodbye” | The Dot Dot Dot Story (LP, 1995) | Turkey
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks- "I Woke Up Dreaming” | Discography (CD, 1995) | Atavistic
Stretcheads- "Long Faced German” | Five Fingers Four Thingers a Thumb a Facelift and a New Identity (LP, 1988) | Moksha
The Conversions- "Cause and Effect/Projectiles” | Spineless Wonders (LP, 2010) | Ride the Snake (playlist)
Black Eyes- "King's Dominion” | Black Eyes (CD, 2003) | Dischord

Retainers- "Zombe Caliente” | Teenage Regrets (7Inch, 2006) | Fashionable Idiots
Tyrades- "Cut Your Feet Off” | Tyrades (2003) | Broken Rekids
The Black Clouds- "Asshole” | The Black Clouds (7Inch, 2007) | Babydoll
Reports- "Attleboro Trailers” | Bill Wyman Detector Metal (7Inch, 2009) | Ride the Snake
Tunnel of Love- "Troglodyte Blues” | Tunnel of Love (7Inch, 2003) | Tapes
Propaghandi- "Gifts” | Less Talk, More Rock (CD, 1996) | Fat Wreck Chords (request)

The Champagne Socialists- "Blue Genes” | Blue Genes (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)
Marine Girls- "In Love” | Lazy Ways/Beach Party (CD, 1983) | Cherry Red
Pure Ecstasy- "Easy” | Easy (7Inch, 2009) | Light Lodge (playlist)
The Killjoys- "I'm Normal” | Class of 81 (LP, 1981) | Propeller

Happy Birthday- "Girls FM” | Happy Birthday (CD, 2010) | Sub Pop (playlist)
Closet Fairies- "Cassandra” | Art of the Underground 7" Series (7Inch, 2008) | Art of the Underground
Poastal- "Dizzy” | split with #poundsign# (7Inch, 1994) | Small-Fi
Thomas Function- "Belly of the Beast” | Belly of the Beast (7Inch, 2008) | Fat Possum
Mirah/Ginger Takahashi- "Oh! September” | Songs from the Black Mountain Project (CD, 2004) | K

Redmond Shooting Stars- "The Great Divide” | Redmond Shooting Stars (7Inch, 1996) | Broken Rekids
Red Transistor- "Not Bite” | Not Bite (7Inch, 1990) | Ecstatic Peace
The Trashwomen- "Quassimoto” | Spend the Night with the Trashwomen (CD, 1996) | Estrus Records
The Randumbs- "Don't Care” | The Randumbs (7Inch, 1997) | Radio
Occult Chemistry- "Occult Chemistry” | Messthetics #107 (CD, 2009) | Hyped to Death (playlist)

Four Eyes- "Older You Get” | Bill Jefferson's Licks (7Inch, 2010) | Self-Released (playlist)
Screaming Females- "Boyfriend” | What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.? (LP, 2007) | Self-Released
Lucky Pierre- "Communique” | Communique (7Inch, 1984) | Unadulterated
Johnny Dole & the Scabs- "Living Like an Animal” | Why March When You Can Riot? (LP, 1985) | Aberrant
Stiff Little Fingers- "Alternative Ulster” | Wanna Buy a Bridge (LP, 1980) | Rough Trade

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

P.S. Eliot- Living in Squalor

So first things first- P.S. Eliot have a new EP on Freedom School Records called Living in Squalor. Second, they did a short but sweet tour about a month ago at this point with Virginia's the Two Funerals. They'll also be hitting the road with Football, Etc. from Houston this summer. I just about peed myself with excitement at the St. Patty's Day show (some evidence here, thanks to Rob's trusty video camera), so definitely make your way to a show in your area.

Artwork by Kate Wadkins.

As for the EP, it's pretty along the lines of Introverted Romances in Our Troubled Mines, which clearly can only be a good thing. Think Lemuria, Tsunami, Discount, and a bit more '90s indie rock. Four new songs plus the a new version of "Broken Record." I was going to say what my favorite new tracks are, but I really can't decide... "Cry Uncle," "Acid Flashbacks," "Dark," "Bear Named Otis,"-- I really don't know. With "Acid Flashbacks," Katie's voice is just so earnest at the end. "Bear Named Otis" has some of the start-stop business that I loved so much in "Sore Subject" off the LP.

I thought "Broken Record" was really a dark horse from the demo, the kind of song that doesn't jump out at you quite as much at first, but after you've been listening for the 25th time or so (I've probably listened to that about 10 times that amount), you realize just how awesome it is. I've had extensive discussions about this, and I think, like for many of my friends, the songs rerecorded from the demo will always remain in their original version in my mind, but I still enjoy hearing the more polished versions. I have to say though, I didn't have to adjust to the abrupt change in recordings, so I've eased into this version, and the EP as a whole pretty much instantly falling in love as I always do with this band.

On Living in Squalor, P.S. Eliot remain solid where they have been in the past, primarily Katie's songwriting (check out King Everything, her solo project, if you haven't already). In addition to that, I think Allison's drumming really comes together on this one, better recorded... tighter and looser simultaneously- not ever forced while remaining pretty seemlessly fluid. Will's guitar too, especially the slight scratchiness on "Bear Named Otis." I think you can really tell that this band has started to come together as their line-up has solidified, yet they haven't become stale. I always have to cut myself on from continuing to ramble about this band because really just listening to their songs will tell you more than I ever could.

Grab this 7" from Freedom School for just $5 plus $2 shipping for up to three copies, and feel free to get in touch at or paypal (probably helpful to note somewhere what you're ordering)

P.S. Eliot- Living in Squalor EP
Get it from Freedom School.

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 15, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #10)

Download it.

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues” | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

Songs for Moms- "Kill Coyotes” | I Used to Believe in the West (LP, 2009) | Thrillhouse
Fuzzy- "Flashlight” | Fuzzy (CD, 1993) | Half a Cow
Four Eyes- "City Feeling” | Bill Jefferson's Licks (CD, 2010) | Self-Released (playlist)
Future Virgins- "Followed to the Grave” | Gravity (7Inch, 2006) | Plan-It-X
Pregnant- "God Is Nein” | Wanna See My Gun? (7Inch, 2009) | Don Giovanni

Box Elders- "Hole In My Head” | Hole in My Head (7Inch, 2008) | Grotto
Vibes- "Prisms of Fame” | Psychic (7Inch, 2009) | Not Not Fun
Plastic Bertrand- "Pogo Pogo” | This Life's for Me (LP, 1978) | Sire
Comix- "Touche Pas Mon Sexe” | BIPPP - French Synth Wave 1979-85 (CD, 2008) | Everloving
Turkish Delight- "Smooth Karate” | Howcha Magowcha (CD, 1998) | Arch Enemy

Randoms- "Let's Get Rid of New York” | Dangerhouse Volume One (LP, 1991) | Frontier
Rhino 39- "Prolixin Stomp” | Dangerhouse Volume One (LP, 1991) | Frontier
The Replicas- "Culture Shock” | The Replicas (LP, 1989) | Wilde Club
Shannon and The Clams- "The Warlock in the Woods” | I Wanna Go Home (CD, 2009) | 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (playlist)
Nocturnal Projections- "Walk In a Straight Line” | Nerve Ends in Power Lines (CD, 1982) | Raffmond

Wounded Lion- "Carol Cloud” | Carol Cloud (7Inch, 2008) | S-S
The Beets- "What Did I Do?” | Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want To Be Cool (LP, 2009) | Captured Tracks (request)
The Knock-Ups- "Las Vegas, Las Vegas” | Battle of the Bands (7Inch, 1998) | Super 8
The Rondelles- "Mission: Irresistible” | Battle of the Bands (7Inch, 1998) | Super 8
Amateur Party- "Gun Fever” | Public Utility Complaint (7Inch, 2009) | Paramnesia
Little Lungs- "Things Fall Apart” | Living Hell (7Inch, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)

Androids of Mu- "Bored Housewives” | Blood Robots (LP, 1980) | Fuck Off
Sick Things- "Anti Social Disease” | Anti Social Disease (7Inch, 1983) | Chaos
Question- "Insanity” | Insanity (7Inch, 2008) | Fashionable Idiots
Flesh Eaters- "Version Nation” | Tooth and Nail (LP, 1978) | Upsetter
U.X.A.- "Social Circle” | Tooth and Nail (LP, 1978) | Upsetter
SS Decontrol- "Boiling Point” | The Kids Will Have Their Say (LP, 1982) | X Claim!/Dischord

Pavement- "Gold Soundz” | Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (CD, 1994) | Matador Records (request)
Pylon- "The Human Body” | Gyrate (LP, 1980) | DB
Quintron- "White Devil” | Quintron: I.F. 001-011 (LP, 1995) | Bulb
Occult Chemistry- "Occult Chemistry” | Messthetics #107 (CD, 2009) | Hyped to Death (playlist)
1985- "Cosmo with Children” | Nerve Eighty (CD, 1999) | Progeria
Pussycat Trash- "Existentialism” | Non-stop Hip Action (LP, 1995) | Slampt

Nightstick Justice- "Sick and Tired” | Claustrophobic (7 Inch, 2008) | Grave Mistake
No Talk- "Tighten the Noose” | Tighten the Noose (7Inch, 2008) | Cutthroat
The Birthday Party- "She's Hit” | Junkyard (LP, 1982) | 4AD
Tunnel of Love- "Please, Please, Please (Let Me Fuck Your Brains Out)” | Tunnel of Love (7Inch, 2003) | Tapes
Ballgagger- "Ache” | Cup 'a' Cornia (LP, 1995) | Flavored with Meat
Dynamite Arrows- "Blowin' It” | Blowin' It (7Inch, 2008) | Mauled by Tigers

The Inhalants- "It Was Hyperreal” | It Was Hyperreal (CD, 1995) | Estrus
Parkaj Mental- "Soldat Amerikkkan” | Bullshit Detector 4 (LP, 1994) | Resistance
RVIVR- "Derailer” | Derailer (7Inch, 2010) | Rumbletowne (playlist)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Neo Boys

I had been thinking about posting some Neo Boys over the summer, but, as with so many things, I hadn't gotten to ripping it at the station. Luckily Mary Jane (P.S. check out her new band, Neonates) sent me some goodies. I did a quick search to see if anyone had posted these before, pretty much only to find results that Grass Widow had been touting the band as an influence. Well, if you want to listen to them for that reason, then here they are. If for other reasons, here they are still.

Here's a little bit of history: "The Neo-Boys, who came from the ashes of Portland’s first all-girl punk band (Formica and the Bitches) had two proper records in their day: A self-titled 7” on Greg Sage’s Trap Records in 1981, and the Crumbling Myths LP on Joe Records in 1982. They also had a couple of songs on the classic early PDX punk comp 10/29/79, a live LP that also included the Wipers, and Sado-Nation." (by Golnar at Maximum Rock n’ Roll)

I first got hooked on their 7" after finding it among our endless number of 7"s over at the Record Hospital, but lately it's been all "Poor Man's Jungle" for me. A couple weeks ago I traded some books with Chuck who puts together the Messthetics comps. He's working on a new girl-band comp and was talking about the idea of uniquely women's music versus just working from the tradition of pre-established male tropes. Anyway, I think Neo Boys along with others like the Raincoats really exemplify this approach within sort of post-punk/art-punk realms.

Neo Boys discography

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No Boys Allowed! (April 15, 2010)

I subbed in for Jess from 12 to 2 am, and in the spirit of Ladies' Night, I figured I'd play all lady-fronted bands (aka my favorite records... more or less). I recorded on a different computer than usual, so the file's larger (and hence sendspaced rather than mediafired), but check it out here.

The Shangri-Las- "Right Now and Not Later" | Greatest Hits (CD, 1987) | Topline

Liechtenstein- "By Staying Here (We Will Slowly Die)" | Survival Strategies In A Modern World (10Inch, 2009) | Slumberland
Brilliant Colors- "Highly Evolved" | Highly Evolved b/w Takes So Little (7Inch, 2009) | Captured Tracks
The Pandoras- "I Live My Life" | It's About Time (LP, 1984) | Voxx
Demolition Doll Rods- "I Wanna O.D." | I Wanna O.D. b/w Dream (7Inch, 1995) | Bag of Hammers

Neo Boys- "Poor Man's Jungle" | Crumbling Myths (LP, 1982) | Joe
Oh OK- "Lilting" | Oh OK (7Inch, 1982) | DB
Oh OK- "Brother" | Oh OK (7Inch, 1982) | DB
Plain Janes & the Jokes- "Class War" | Bloodstains Across California (LP, 1993) | Bloodstains
The Brat- "The Wolf" | The Wolf (7Inch, 1983) | 540

Foreign Objects- "Fixed Failure" | Foreign Objects (7Inch, 2009) | Loud Punk/Shock to the System
Dangerloves- "Deja Vu" | Easy (7Inch, 2008) | Dead Ideas
Daylight Robbery- "Circles" | Red Tape (7Inch, 2009) | Residue
OK?- "Durress" | Everything Is Going to Be (7Inch, 2009) | Life's A Rape
Libyans- "Crash Course" | Crash Course (7Inch, 2009) | Headcount/Shock to the System/Too Circle

Skinned Teen- "Skinned Teen Anthem" | Bazooka Smooth! (LP, 1995) | Lookout
Skinned Teen- "Pillow Case Kisser" | Bazooka Smooth! (LP, 1995) | Lookout
Kleenex- "Ain't You" | Heidi's Head/Ain't You (7Inch, 1978) | Rough Trade
Kitty Cat Spy Club- "Girl Love" | split with The Teenagers (7Inch, 1995) | Radio Trash
Kenickie- "Snakebite" | Catsuit City (7Inch, 1994) | Slampt
Pens- "High In the Cinema" | split with Male Bonding (7Inch, 2008) | Paradise Vendors
The Spoiled Brats- "No I Don't" | Jackie's Never Coming (7Inch, 1994) | Rip Off

Sourpatch- "Fun" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)
Finally Punk- "Boyfriend Application" | Primary Colors (7Inch, 2007) | ABL
The Phantom Pregnancies- "Viva la Diva" | The Compilation That Could Have Been a Contender (LP, 2003) | Dim Mak
Frumpies- "Deliberate Indifference" | Tommy Slich (7Inch, 1993) | Lookout!
Ice Cream Truck- "Burn the Flag" | International Pop Underground (LP, 1992) | K
The Bobbyteens- "Hey Roxy" | Young & Dumb (LP, 2001) | Screaming Apple

Team Dresch- "Freewheel" | Personal Best (LP, 1994) | Chainsaw
Little Lungs- "Blankets" | Living Hell (7Inch, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)
Softball- "Bright" | Tenku (LP, 2000) | Asian Man
Tiger Trap- "Hiding" | Supercrush (7Inch, 1993) | K
P.S. Eliot- "Cry Uncle" | P.S. Eliot (7Inch, 2010) | Freedom School

Hey Girl!- "666" | Spill Your Guts!! (LP, 2007) | Thrillhouse
Cheeky- "Get Out Of Here" | Choke on a Cheeseburger (7Inch, 2008) | Freedom School
Glue!- "Still Here" | Glue! (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)
Margaret Thrasher- "The Next Best Thing" | Are You There God? It's Me Margaret Thrasher (7Inch, 2006) | Clarence Thomas
Turboslut- "Exorcism" | split with Pygmy Lush (LP, 2009) | Exotic Fever
Anti-Scrunti Faction- "Slave to My Estrogen" | Damsels in Distress (LP, 1985) | Unclean/Flipside

Witches- "Young Ones" | Witches (7Inch, 2008) | Salinas
Heavens to Betsy- "Me & Her" | These Monsters Are Real (7Inch, 1992) | Kill Rock Stars
New Creases- "New Creases" | split with It Good (7Inch, 2010) | Let's Pretend/No Breaks
The Automaticans- "Audrey" | split with Team Dresch (7Inch, 2000) | Mental Monkey/Humdrum
Drinking Woman- "Juan the Floor" | Drinking Woman (7Inch, 1994) | Three Little Girls

Usch- "Hatalen" | Bloodstains Across Sweden (LP, 1997) | Salming Sound
Bangs- "He's a Groupie" | Tiger Beat (LP, 1998) | Kill Rock Stars
Bratmobile- "Love Thing" | Pottymouth (LP, 1993) | Kill Rock Stars
Bette Davis and the Balconettes- "Celebrity Fuckers" | Bette Davis and the Balconettes (7Inch, 1998) | Slampt
Ima Gymnist- "So Freakin' Juicy!" | So Freakin' Juicy! (7Inch, 2007) | Ol' Factory
The Slits- "Typical Girls" | Cut (LP, 1979) | 4 Men with Beards

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 8, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #9)

And a download...

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues" | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

Fireworks!- "Savage Rhythm" | Split with Shiva the Destroyer (LP, 1995) | Atomic Sound
Loyce E Os Gnomos- "Era Uma Nota De" | Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas (LP, 2010) | Tropicalia In Furs
Subdebs- "12XU" | She's So Control (2007) | K Records
Old Skull- "Hot Dog Hell" | Get Outta School (LP, 1989) | Restless

The Fells- "Get Uptight" | Self Titled (CD, 1997) | Estrus
The Prefects- "Barbarellas" | The Peel Sessions (LP, 1987) | Radio 1
Baby Guts- "Asbestos/Esophagus" | The Kissing Disease (CD, 2008) | Guilt Ridden Pop
The Germs- "Lexicon Devil" | (MIA) the complete anthology (CD, 1993) | Slash Records (request)
Thee Cannibals- "714 Mentality" | Suburban Sex (7Inch, 2010) | Cowabunga (playlist)

The Gravediggers- "Rumblin' Ubangi Stomp" | Move It (LP, 1989) | Crypt
The Mekons- "Rosanne" | The Mekons Story (CD, 1983) | CNT
Wrister- "Nanners" | Split with North Trolls (7Inch, 2010) | No Breaks (playlist)
Red Monkey- "Untitled" | Make the Moment (CD, 2005) | Slampt/Troubleman (request)
Pinhead Gunpowder- "Big Yellow Taxi" | Fahizah (7Inch, 1992) | Lookout

Spare Snare- "Wired for Sound" | Live at Home (CD, 1995) | Chute
Libyans- "Erased" | Crash Course (7Inch, 2009) | Headcount/Shock to the System/Too Circle
The Men- "Ailment" | We Are the Men (LP, 2009) | Self-Released
Gerty Farish- "Houses on the Moon" | Means Lots of Treble (1996-1999) (CD, 2003) | Menlo Park
1994!- "Sexual Alien vs Sexual Predator" | Thank You Arms And Fingers (LP, 2009) | Inkblot

The Fondled- "Never Be Your Girl" | Luke's Dead (7Inch, 1994) | Theologian
Pants Yell!- "Cold Hands" | Received Pronunciation (CD, 2009) | Slumberland
The Beets- "Happy But | My Way" | Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to be Cool (CD, 2009) | Captured Tracks
Kooky Monster- "loadstar ii" | loadstar ii (7Inch, 1996) | Sorted
Sourpatch- "You" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)

Grave Blankets- "Our Love Is Real" | Our Love Is Real b/w Trip Wire (7Inch, 2008) | Hozac
Bored Games- "Bridesmaid" | Who Killed Colonel Mustard (12Inch, 1982) | Flying Nun
Flower Gang- "Matt's Dilema" | Guys with Glasses (7Inch, 1990) | Boy Crazee
Cavity- "You Don't Own Me" | Rocky Mountain Arsenal (7Inch, 1994) | Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Little Lungs- "Things Fall Apart" | Living Hell (7Inch, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)
Bloody Mannequin Orchestra- "Ritual" | Roadmap to Revolution (LP, 1984) | WGNS/EPU
The Frogs- "Homos" | It's Only Right and Natural (CD, 1989) | Homestead

Nomos- "Salvation" | Demo (7Inch, 2009) | Deranged
Folded Shirt- "Hello and Telephone Poll" | Folded Shirt (7Inch, 2010) | Fashionable Idiots
The Ideals- "High Art" | High Art! (7Inch, 1982) | Wow!
Rebel Truth- "The Request" | Rebel Truth (1983) | Versi| Sound
Glue!- "Still Here" | Glue! (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)

General Interest- "What's a Darfur?" | Right by the Beach (12Inch, 2009) | Ride the Snake
Powderburns- "Chinaski's at the Wheel" | Powderburns (12Inch, 1990) | Slumberland
Vibes- "Psychic" | Psychic (7Inch, 2009) | Not Not Fun (playlist)
S.J. and The Crossroads- "Get Out of My Life Woman" | Flashback Vol. 2 (LP, 1986) | Flashback
Nobunny "Give It to Me" | Give It to Me (7Inch, 2008) | Hozac

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April 1, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #8)

As usual, here's a download.

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues" | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

Jawbreaker- "Boxcar" | 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (CD, 1993) | Tupelo
Psyched to Die- "Sterile Walls" | Sterile Walls (7Inch, 2009) | Grave Mistake
School Jerks- "Guestlist" | School Jerks (7Inch, 2009) | Cowabunga
Complaints- "Act My Age" | Wanna Be Bored (7Inch, 2009) | Self-Released
Pet UFO- "Washington Ave." | Washington Ave. b/w Page 354 (7Inch, 1993) | Burnt Sienna

Teen Titans- "Happy Scientist" | More Songs, Less Music! (1996) | Peek-A-Boo
Third Party- "Dr. Jesús" | Greatest Hits EP (7Inch, 1996) | Crackpipe
Wasted Lives- "Divorce" | Smash the State, vol. 2 (LP, 1979) | No Exit
Scritti Politti- "Messthetics" | Early (CD, 1981) | Rough Trade

Tranzmitors- "Do I Really Wanna Know" | Tranzmitors (LP, 2008) | Deranged
Mizz Nobody- "Smittad" | Bloodstains Across Sweden (LP, 1997) | Salming Sound
Butter Utter- "Soho" | Bloodstains Across Sweden (LP, 1997) | Salming Sound
Vicious Visions- "No No" | Bloodstains Across Sweden (LP, 1997) | Salming Sounds
General Interest- "Capricious Youth" | Right by the Beach (12Inch, 2009) | Ride the Snake
Sourpatch- "Fun" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)
Airfix Kits- "80s Aesthetic" | Flex Time (7Inch, 2009) | Deranged

Pressgang- "Entity" | Admit Nothing, Blame Everything, Be Bitter (7Inch, 1995) | SelfServ
Buffalo Gals- "I Love Dancing with Joshua" | Mighty Feebles Comp (1983) | New Alliance
The Conversions- "Boiling Point" | Spineless Wonders (LP, 2010) | Ride the Snake (playlist)
Portraits of Past- "Through to an End" | Cypress Dust Witch (12Inch, 2009) | Excursions into the Abyss (playlist)
Temeyoski- "Annie Mae" | Communion (7Inch) Harlan

Four Eyes- "Anchor Home" | Bill Jefferson's Licks (2010) | Self-Released (playlist)
Shang-a-Lang- "I'm Tired" | Sad Magic (LP, 2010) | Fast Crowd
P.S. Eliot- "A Bear Named Otis" | Living in Squalor (7Inch, 2010) | Freedom School
Lemuria- "Pants" | Get Better (LP, 2008) | Asian Man
Little Lungs- "Talking in Squares" | Living Hell (7Inch, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)

The Third Sex- "Mombies" | The Third Sex (7Inch, 1995) | Kill Rock Stars
The Shondells- "Something's Got a Hold of Me" | Move It! (LP, 1999) | Teenage Shutdown
The Reason Why- "One More Time" | Move It! (LP, 1999) | Teenage Shutdown
The Max Levine Ensemble- "Firetoowwweerrr" | OK Smarty Pants (LP, 2008) | No Breaks
Teenage Depression- "Anarchy's For Assholes" | Skank or Die (7Inch, 1984) | Bulldada

Pure Ecstasy- "Easy" | Easy (7Inch, 2009) | Light Lodge (playlist)
Grass Widow- "Out of Body Experience" | Grass Widow (12Inch, 2009) | Captured Tracks
The Bayonettes- "Guilty Pleasure" | Guilty Pleasure b/w Outta My Mind (7Inch, 2010) on Deranged
White Lung- "80,000 Times" | Atlanta (7Inch, 2010) | Deranged
The Men- "Ailment" | We Are the Men (LP, 2009) | Self-Released

Skeptics- "Affco" | Skeptics (12Inch, 1987) | Flying Nun
T. Raumschmiere- "Mostertruckdriver" | Mostertruckdriver (LP, 2003) | Novamute / Shitkatapult
Arrington De Dionyso- "Kedalaman Air" | Mailaikat Dan Singa (CD, 2009) | K Records
Jack & the Cleaners- "Stronger Than Dirt" | Gamma Knee Kappa (LP, 1990) | Satan

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 25, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #7)

So back in action again... Christa & I reunited after a few weeks apart (my thesis, her thesis, spring break) and had a blast on Thursday night. Here's a download of the show.

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues" | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

P.S. Eliot- "Cry Uncle" | P.S. Eliot (7Inch, 2010) | Freedom School
Unrest- "Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl" | International Hip Swing (CD, 1993) | K Records
Little Lungs- "Estranged" | Living Hell (7Inch, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)
The Clean- "Anything Could Happen" | Compilation (LP, 1999) | Little Axe
Snatch- "When I'm Bored" | All I Want (7Inch, 1977) | Lightning

Honkas- "Fur Fritz" | Lied Für Fritz (7Inch, 1982) | Pogar
(Impatient) Youth- "Suburban Boy" | (Impatient) Youth (7Inch, 1978) | Lost & Found
Coconut Coolouts- "Head Full of Stones" | Pizza Regret (7Inch, 2007) | Seeing Eye
RVIVR- "Derailer" | Derailer (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)
The Charming Snakes- "See You In the Alps" | The Charming Snakes (7Inch, 2003) | Piratecraft

Spizzenergi- "Where's Captain Kirk?" | Unhinged (CD, 1994) | Damaged Goods
The Spastics- "I Wanna Be a Cop" | The Spastics (7Inch, 1996) | Rip Off
Mo-Dettes- "White Mice" | Kray Twins b/w White Mice (7Inch, 1981) | Human
Sourpatch- "Same Street" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)
Bound & Gagged- "Roach Motel" | Bound & Gagged (LP, 1980) | Modern Method

The In Out- "Cybernetter's Eggs" | Hatched and Scrambled (7Inch, 1995) | Viscera-Versa
Ilya Volkswagens- "American Dream" | Kill Myself (7Inch, 1981) | Mechanical Reproductions
Lake Of Dracula- "The Manhattanite" | Lake of Dracula (7Inch, 1996) | Sin Raft
Chromatics- "Ice Hatchets" | Ice Hatchets (LP, 2004) | Gold Standard
Six Finger Satellite- "Thrown Out" | Half Control (CD, 2009) | Load (playlist)

Glue!- "Overpass" | Glue! (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)
Stranglehold- "She's Not Leaving" | Leisure Tour '84 (7Inch, 1984) | TAANG!
The Hadituptoheres- "P's and Q's" | Wild City Honest Dancing (LP, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)
Sister George- "Handle Bar" | Outpunk Dance Party (LP, 1994) | Outpunk
Cheeky- "Pt. 1 - Is This Normal?" | What the Heck? (12Inch, 2009) | Freedom School (playlist)
Power Snatch- "Booty Go" | Outpunk Dance Party (LP, 1994) | Outpunk

Cheepskates- "Xtra Collestrial" | Run Better Run (7Inch, 1984) | Mdnight
Meta-matics- "Kkklown" | Complete Discography (CD, 2002) | Troubleman
The Inland Emperors- "Hey hey Blake Pirtle" | The Inland Emperors (7Inch) | Bag of Hammers
Sic Alps- "L. Mansion" | L. Mansion (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)

Spitzz- "Dandelion" | Sick, Savage and Sensual (CD, 2004) | Tarantulas
CPC Gangbangs- "Teenage Crimewave" | Teenage Crimewave (7Inch, 2007) | Die Slaughterhaus
Homopolice- "Assfucker II" | split with Black Leather Jesus (12Inch, 2010) | Amyl Nitrate
DYS- "Brotherhood" | Brotherhood (LP, 1983) | X Claim!
Ripshit- "Times Up, Motherfuckers!" | split with Offsides (7Inch, 2008) | Spicy Soup

Impact Unit- "My Friends & the Pit" | My Friend the Pit (7Inch, 1989) | Crucial Response!
Spuyten Duyvil- "Love Under Pressure" | Love Under Pressure (7Inch, 1993) | Middle of the Road
Jackie And The Cedrics- "Moovin n' Groovin'" | Great Nine Stomps Set (7Inch) | One Plus Two
The Champagne Socialists- "Blue Genes" | Blue Genes (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)
Inkwell- "Shine So Bright" | Shine so Bright (7Inch, 1995) | Heliotrope Orion Quest

Friday, February 19, 2010

February 18, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #3)


Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues" | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

Pointed Sticks- "Out of Luck" | Perfect Youth (LP, 1982) | Quintessence
Bangles- "Real World" | Bangles (12Inch, 1982) | Faulty
Dirty Looks- "Walk Around" | split with Bossy (7Inch, 2006) | Salinas
Ragady Anne- "Furry" | Ragady Anne (7Inch, 1993) | Radio Trash
The Tights- "It" | Bad Hearts (7Inch, 1978) | Cherry Red

Thee Headcoats- "Youngblood" | Beach Bums Must Die (LP, 1990) | Crypt
Shiva the Destroyer- "Denial's Not a River in Egypt" | Day to Day Crap, Waiting (7Inch, 1994) | Fireworks
The Hipshakes- "Big Black Hole" | Not Oblivians (7Inch, 2005) | Goner
Sell Out- "I Hate the World" | I Hate the World (7Inch, 1988) | Wasted Vinyl
Sic Alps- "L. Mansion" | L. Mansion (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland Records (playlist)

Four Eyes- "Older You Get" | Bill Jefferson's Licks (CD, 2010) | Self-Released (playlist)
Teenage Cool Kids- "Queer Salutations" | Queer Salutations (7Inch, 2008) | Protagonist
Sleater-Kinney- "One More Hour" | Dig Me Out (LP, 1997) | Kill Rock Stars
Dairy Queen Empire- "Masturbation Made a Mess Out of Me" | Masturbation Made a Mess Out of Me (7Inch, 1992) | Feel Good All Over
Cuckooland- "All the Rage" | Oh Boy! / All the Rage (7Inch, 1996) | Candy Floss

Bad Party- "Hate Half Myself" | Coming Out Slowly (LP, 2008) | Animal Disguise
Pilgrim State- "For Your Love" | Effective Spiritual Warfare (LP, 1983) | New Underground
Clockcleaner- "Daddy Issues" | Babylon Rules (CD, 2007) | Load
Thee Oh Sees- "Ruby Go Home" | Help" (LP, 2009) | In the Red
The Marked Men- "Whip Myself" | split with This Is My Fist!" (7Inch, 2010) | No Idea (playlist)

Dead Dog- "Amanda Loves" | Cassingle (Cassette, 2009) | Self-Released
Bubblegum Splash- "Fast of Friends" | Splashdown EP (7Inch, 1987) | Subway
Sourpatch- "Crushin'" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)
Pens- "1-2" | Hey Friend! What You Doing (LP, 2009) | De Stijl
The Widow Babies- "Possibilities at Sea" | Jetpacks (12Inch, 2009) | Ol Factory (playlist)

U.S. Girls- "Outta State" | Introducing (2007) | Siltbreeze
Girlfriends- "Good to Be True" | Girlfriends (Cassette, 2009) | Self-Released
Pylon- "Cool" | Squares Blot Out the Sun (LP, 1990) | DB
Shoplifting- "Talk of the Town" | Hegemony Enemy/Talk of the Town (7Inch, 2004) | Kill Rock Stars
Flight- "Molly Don't Fade" | Flight (10Inch, 2008) | Kill Shaman (playlist)

Goodgrief- "Sex Is" | There's a Faggot in the Pit (7Inch, 1992) | Bobo
Tuberculosis- "Vendido" | Demo (Cassette, 2009) | Silenzio Statico
Fresh Meat- "Leather Daddy" | Leather Daddy (7Inch, 2009) | Fashionable Idiots
The Fartz- "Hero's (Cum Home in Boxes)" | World Full of Hate (LP, 1982) | Alternate Tentacles
Acid Reflux- "Customers Fuck Off" | Acid Reflux (7Inch, 2007) | No Way

Petinska Patka- "Beja Sljiva" | Back to Front Vol. 4 (LP, 1994) | Incognito
Standbys- "Withdraw" | Back to Front Vol. 4 (LP, 1994) | Incognito
Shroomunion- "Untitled" | Fairytales and Dreams (7Inch, 1993) | Repercussion
El Seesaw- "Skulls" | Half a Dozen Conspirators (7Inch, 1995) | Self-Released
Second Story Window- "Bottle Opener" | Second Story Window (7Inch, 1994) | Gravity

Elder- "Empty Lots" | Reflect (CD, 2009) | Forge Again (playlist)

Friday, February 12, 2010

February 11, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #2)

Download the show here!

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues" | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B

Yaphet Kotto- "Circumstantial Evidence" | Syncopated Synthetic Laments for Love (LP, 2001) | Ebullition
Petethepiratesquid- "I'm Not Dancing Because I Like This Band, I'm Dancing Because I'm Cold" | split with radio Burroughs (7Inch, 2005) | Altin Village/FlamesWavesWords/ImpureMuzik/Maldoror/My237/Tender Brason/Warsaw
Fire Team Charlie- "Poisons Disguised as Potions" | Same (10Inch, 2009) | Adagio 830
Olive Tree- "The Bird's Song" | split with Toru Okada (7Inch, 2006) | self-released

Four Eyes- "Anchor Home" | Bill Jefferson's Licks (CD, 2010) | Self-Released (playlist)
Sirens- "One Good Reason" | Where Have You Been? (7Inch, 2006) | Regeneration/Nation of Finks
Joey Tampon & the Toxic Shocks- "924 Boredom Street" | Joey Tampon & the Toxic Shocks (7Inch, 1996) | Recess
Johnny Vomit and the Dry Heaves- "Black September" | Chokin' on a Lude (7Inch, 1993) | Goner
Mutoid Men- "A Wizard Sits" | Mutoid World (LP, 2009) | Rumbletowne

The Continental Co-ets- "Let's Live for the Present" | Let's Live For The Present (7Inch, 1994) | Get Hip
The Countbackwurds- "Sorry Charlie!" | Sorry Charlie! (7Inch, 1997) | Telstar
The Pandoras- "Hot Generation" | Hot Generation b/w You Don't Satisfy (7Inch, 1984) | Voxx
Love Tan- "Just Wait" | Miscellaneous Night Feelings (LP, 2009) | Kill Shaman
The Widow Babies- "Harp of 1000 Strings" | Jetpacks (12Inch, 2009) | Ol Factory (playlist)

Sourpatch- "You" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)
The Ackleys- "Blank Mind Between the Traffic Lights" | Forget Forget, Derive Derive (CD, 2006) | House of Love
Softball- "The Holy War" | Tenku (LP, 2000) | Asian Man
Chin Chin- "We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners" | We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners (7Inch, 1984) | Mississippi
Magnitude 3- "Gloria" | Melvin b/w Gloria (7Inch, 1995) | Goner

Copout- "Did You?" | Copout (7Inch, 1995) | Team Murder U.S.A.
The One Takes- "Accidents" | Extended Play (7Inch, 1980) | No Choice
Ox -"Thank You" | The Don't Equate a Broken Head with a Watermelon Geek (7Inch, 1995) | Chumpire
Social Circkle- "City Shock" | City Shock (LP, 2009) | No Way (playlist)

The Shindigs- "Boyfriend Song" | The Shindigs (7Inch, 1996) | Rockhaus
Kenickie- "Snakebite" | Catsuit City (7Inch, 1994) | Slampt
Closet Fairies- "Election 1992" | Upcoming LP (CD, 2009) | No Idea (playlist)
Sekiri- "Medication Heaven" | Sekiri (7Inch, 1990) | Public Bath
Yellow Fever- "Donald" | Yellow Fever (LP, 2009) | Wild World

Necropolis- "Song for a Working Man" | Song For a Working Man (7Inch, 2007) | Columbus Discount
Leper Print- "Coma" | Coma (7Inch, 2008) | Die Stasi
Complaints- "Tired of Living" | Complaints (7Inch, 2009) | Youth Attack!
Cheveau- "Pangolin" | Cheveau (LP, 2009) | Permanent

Meat Joy- "Another Pair" | Meat Joy (LP, 1984) | Flesh & Blood
Drain- "Flower Mound" | A Black Fist b/w Flower Mound (7Inch, 1991) | Trance Syndicate
Rusted Shut- "Shot in the Head" | Dead (CD, 2009) | Load (playlist)
16- "Doorprize" | Scott Case (CD, 1998) | Pessimiser

Los Microwaves- "Coast to Coast" | Radio Heart (7Inch, 1979) | Soundchaser
The Crainium- "The Dancing Dinner" | The Crainium (7Inch) | Dialect
Scritti Politti- "Bibbly-O-Tek" | Early (CD, 2004) | Rough Trade
Cat Party- "Jigsaw Thoughts" | Cat Party (LP, 2009) | Flat Back (playlist)

The Melons- "Doormat" | Strictly Melonhead (7Inch, 1994) | Sunday
The Sissies- "Stand Up" | Everything in the World (CD, 2004) | Plan-It-X
Used Kids- "Midwest Midsummer" | Yeah No (LP, 2010) | Salinas (playlist)
Witches with Dicks- "How to Cook for 40 Humans" | Manual (LP, 2007) | Kiss of Death

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 4, 2010 (Caffeine Blues #1)

I'm doing a show with Christa now, and it's called CAFFEINE BLUES. Same time, same place- Thursdays from 10 pm to midnight at 95.3 fm or In other news, Four Eyes will be playing live on the Record Hospital tomorrow night at 10 pm.

Here is a recording of the show (though it's a little bit cut off at the beginning- just imagining the two of us rambling a little bit and the beginning of "Caffeine Blues").

Gray Matter- "Caffeine Blues" | Food for Thought (LP, 1985) | R&B
Glue!- "Overpass" | Glue! (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)
Nuclear Family- "Safety Net" | Nuclear Family (7Inch, 2009) | Loud Punk
Abe Froman- "Russian 101" | Baltimore Is Scum (7Inch, 2001) | Self-Released

Winterbrief- "Love Seat Sofa Charade" | Winterbrief (7Inch, 1998) | Intellectos
Holly Go Lightly- "I Can't Be Trusted" | Pinky Please Come Back (7Inch, 1996) | Super Electro
Good Horsey- "I'm Not the Best" | Good Horsey (7Inch, 1993) | Trackshun Industries
The Diamond Sea- "Heavy Skies" | Slow Signal (10Inch, 2009) | Yellow Ghost (playlist)

Superchunk- "Slack Motherfucker" | Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91) (LP, 1991) | Merge
RVIVR- "Derailer" from "Derailer" (7Inch, 2009) on Rumbletowne (playlist)
Red Forty- "Straight Past Me" | We've Lost Beauty (LP, 1995) | File 13
Cheeky- "Two Face Basket Case" | What the Heck? (12Inch, 2009) | Freedom School (playlist)
Raooul- "Anna Joy" | Fresh and Nubile (7Inch, 1993) | Lookout!

Meneguar "Freshman Thoughts" from "Bury a Flower" (7Inch, 2006) on Troubleman Unlimited
Girls at Our Best!- "It's Fashion" | Politics! b/w It's Fashion (7Inch, 1980) | Record
Sourpatch- "Fun" | Crushin' (CD, 2010) | Happy Happy Birthday to Me (playlist)
Red Monkey- "Hitting City" | Get Uncivilised (7Inch, 2001) | Troubleman Unlimited
Bare Wires- "Runaway Heart" | Artificial Clouds (LP, 2009) | Tic Tac Totally (playlist)

Wounded Lion- "Wyld Parrots" | Creatures in the Cave (7Inch, 2009) | Down in the Ground/Gilgongo (playlist)
Sally Skull- "Running Kind" | Fractious (7Inch, 1997) | Slampt
Rent Boy Assassin- "Pay Your Rent Boy" | split with Phantom Pregnancies (7Inch, 1994) | Damaged Goods
The Widow Babies- "Brillo Pad's Theme" | Jetpacks (12Inch, 2009) | Ol Factory (playlist)
Ruggedy Annes- "Hollow Heroes" | Jagged Thoughts (LP, 1984) | Tabb

The Hentchmen- "Girl from Jackson" | Girl From Jackson (7Inch, 1994) | Front Porch
The Wow-Wows "Dixie Rex" | Quite Baroque (7Inch, 1994) | Make Out Strike Out
Oscars- "Limited Offer" | Oscars (7Inch, 2007) | Goner
The Coathangers- "Bury Me" | Scramble (LP, 2009) | Suicide Squeeze
Karate for Kids- "Albert Belle" | split with Frame (7Inch, 2005) | Salinas

The Freeze- "Violent Arrest" | Guilty Face (7Inch, 1984) | Modern Method
Social Circkle- "Out of Focus" | City Shock (LP, 2009) | No Way (playlist)
F.Y.P.- "Dress Code" | Made in the USA (7Inch, 1991) | Recess
Nitwits- "Captain America" | split with Mohinder (7Inch, 1994) | Stinky Feet/Unleaded
Archie and the Pukes- "Straight Edge People Suck" | Archie and the Pukes (7Inch, 1995) | Centsless

The Agenda- "Anarchy in Love" | Articulation (7Inch, 2006) | Self-Released
Marked Men- "Whip Myself" | split with This Is My Fist! (7Inch, 2009) | No Idea (playlist)
The Gories- "Hate" | Here Be the Gories (7Inch, 1990) | In the Red
Goredoctore- "Goredoctre" | Naks Koa & Normikcuta (7Inch, 1994) | Alternative Action

Frankie Rose- "Thee Only One" | Thee Only One (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)
Cave Weddings- "Just Like a Fool" | I'd Buy That for a Dollar Vol. 2 (7Inch, 2009) | UFO Dictator
Ursula & the Androids- "Foxy Roxy" | split with Jackie & the Control Tops (7Inch, 2002) | Dirtnap
Muslims- "Extinction" | Extinction (7Inch, 2008) | Sweet Tooth
Clorox Girls- "Boys Girls" | J'aime les Filles (LP, 2007) | BYO

The Yummy Fur- "Plastic Cowboy" | Plastic Cowboy (7Inch, 1996) | Guided Missile
Golden Starlet- "In Honor of Takahashi Rumiko San" | Corps of the Hard (7Inch, 1995) | Slampt
Charlie and the Moonhearts- "Drop In Drop Out" | Drop In Drop Out (7Inch, 2009) | Tic Tac Totally! (playlist)
Cat Party- "Jigsaw Thoughts" | Cat Party (LP, 2009) | Flat Back (playlist)

Monday, February 1, 2010

January 28, 2010 (PRDCT #34)

So this was probably my last solo show ever. Next week Christa & I will be starting things up together. There's a good chance it'll be the same day & time though. I played a sneak preview of "Anchor Home" by Four Eyes, which is going to be coming out in the next month or so on a 7"- be sure to check 'em out!

Betty McQuaid- "Tongue Tied" | Lux and Ivy's Favorites (mp3, 2009) | bootleg
Hop Along, Queen Ansleis- "Hi Too Loo Rye" | Freshman Year (CD, 2006) | self-released
Girls- "Lust for Life" | Album (CD, 2009) | True Panther Sounds

Four Eyes- "Anchor Home" | Bill Jefferson's Licks (7Inch, 2010) | Self-Released (*forthcoming*)
The Brat- "The Wolf" | Los Angelenos (LP, 1983) | Rhino
The Bobbyteens- "Hey Roxy" | Young & Dumb (LP, 2001) | Screaming Apple/Just Add Water
The Champagne Socialists- "Blue Genes" | Blue Genes (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)

Team Dresch- "Hand Grenade" | Hand Grenade (7Inch, 1994) | Kill Rock Stars
RVIVR- "Derailer" | Derailer (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)
Cheeky- "Two-Faced Basket Case" | What the Heck? (12Inch, 2009) | Freedom School (playlist)
Radio Faces- "Coffee Cup" | Party at the Bushwick Hotel (LP, 2009) | Art of the Underground

Fleabag- "Curb Appeal" | The Best of the Nest 2009 (CD, 2009) | For the Birds (playlist)
The Dutchess and The Duke- "Scorpio" | Never Had a Chance b/w Scorpio (7Inch) | Hozac
Wounded Lion- "Friendly?" | Friendly? (7Inch, 2009) | Wounded Lion
Frankie Rose- "Thee Only One" | The Only One (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)

Slingshot Dakota- "Ohio!" | Their Dreams Are Dead, but Ours Is the Golden Ghost (CD, 2007) | Self-Released
Glue!- "Still Here" | Glue! (7Inch, 2009) | Rumbletowne (playlist)
The Conversions- "Dictated Desires" | The Conversions (7Inch, 2006) | Namennayo
The Men- "Ailment" | We Are the Men (LP, 2009) | Self-Released (playlist)

Delta 5- "Mind Your Own Business" | Mind Your Own Business (7Inch, 2009) | Kill Rock Stars
White Lung- "Magazines" | Magazines (7Inch, 2008) | Deranged
Social Circkle- "Police Police" | On the Run b/w Police Police (7Inch, 2009) | Way
Wormburner- "Pints of Founders Make Me Drunk" | Wormburner (7Inch, 2009) on Salinas
J Church- "Sacrifice" | She Said She Wouldn't Sacrifice (7 Inch, 1992) | Allied

Black Flag- "My War" | My War (LP, 1983) | SST
Vile- "I'm a Punk" | Solution (LP, 1983) | self-released
Cut the Shit- "I Can't Cope" | Harmed and Dangerous (CD, 2003) | Gloom
Aerosols- "Mahmoudiya/You" | Fourth EP (7Inch, 2009) | Youth Attack
Low Threat Profile- "Kick My Heart" | Low Threat Profile (7Inch, 2009) | Six Weeks
Spazm 151- "Slow Down" | Power Songs for the Kidz (7Inch, 1998) | Havoc
Burning Kitchen- "Who's Next" | Damn If You Do Damn If You Don't (10Inch, 2003) | Alerta Antifscita

The Raincoats- "Lola" | The Raincoats (LP, 1979) | Rough Trade
The Smears- "Wild Thing" | Smears in the Garage (10Inch, 1995) | Dionysus
Art Phag- "A Boy and His Gun" | Art Phag" (LP, 1988) | Wanghead

Chin Up, Meriwether!- "Fists Are for Fucking" | Fruition (LP, 2009) | Rumbletowne
Brilliant Colors- "Short Sleeves at Night" | Introducing (LP, 2009) | Slumberland
Sic Alps- "L. Mansion" | L. Mansion (7Inch, 2009) | Slumberland (playlist)
Bossy- "Walk Around" | split with Dirty Looks (7Inch, 2006) | Salinas
Songs for Moms- "In Nightmares" | I Used to Believe in the West (LP, 2009) | Thrillhouse