Saturday, June 29, 2013

Spirit Of The Time

Solid 5-song demo from Torino, Italy. Eight brutal minutes of sludgy grind that is nothing you've heard before but they do it with style and some motherfucking aplomb. You'd be amazed how many bands on bandcamp have the name Zeit Geist. It's like 30. Fucking ridiculous. Check out the one good one here and enjoy.

Currently watching: Don't Torture A Duckling
Currently listening to: 311 Unity

Friday, June 28, 2013

"If you're wonderin' who's got the smallest dick in the world..."

"...well yah seein' it right now. So don't ever expect to see it again!"

So opens the greatest live show ever bootlegged to 7" vinyl, GG Allin's Live... Carolina In My Ass. C'mon did you really think I'd let the 20th anniversary of everyone's favorite scumfuc's death go unnoticed? Here's a great 15 minutes of classic Allin, starting with the epic "Diarrhea Blues". It seems North Carolina caught GG on a good day - he's almost a fucking comedian during the song's bluesy five minutes - the band respectfully holds it together as GG goads the audience and shits all over the place (hearing that confused redneck yell "he's taykin' a shee-yit!" is absolutely priceless) all without missing a beat. But don't take my word for it - here's Jeff (ANTiSEEN) Clayton's liner notes:

"Oh well... it was very, very hot in this very small cinder block building once an actual church, now a club called "The Church". Only 2 doors to get out of, one in back that stayed locked and one... right beside the stage. He comes out, bloodies his face, fingers his ass, kicks a few bystanders, shoves a Fleet enema up his ass, shoots the dirty water all over the place, squats down in the middle of the crowd, shits, throws it everywhere, eats it and scares the fuck outta the 120 little hardcore kids who earlier bragged about stomping his ass... so... time for the second song. As the show which lasted about 35 mins. went on he blow snot, started fights, stuck a mic up his ass... pulled on his dick, spit, started more fights... attempted to rape some bitch and still scareing the fuck out of what now is about 30 people. So on the last song 3 or 4 brave audience members jump him and get they're asses kicked. All the equipment is toppelled and we rush him to the car + to the hotel. Whew... what a night. I'll never forget it. Nor will anyone else who was there. The church is now an actual church again. Man... if they only knew... godamn."

And the kicker about this record are the songs - who'da thunk GG would pull "Out For Blood" from the archives for a live show? Cool rare, random stuff from a guy who was about to cut his record deal with Homestead and start down the dark drunken path to prison. Would GG still be relevant today? I'm too drunk to get in to the conjugatin' and proclamatin' but let's just say the world would be a better place if he was still out there fucking shit up. RIP motherfucker.

Currently watching: Repulsion
Currently listening to: Carnifex Dead In My Arms

Thursday, June 27, 2013

No Sensei! No Sensei!

Wicked awesome party band from Massachusetts. Their 2005 eponymous debut has been a staple at nearly every Memorial Day party I've thrown for the last six or seven years. It's completely retarded and lifts a shitload from similar bands like Zebrahead and 311 but c'mon who at your pathetic shindig isn't going to dig "Dojo" where the chorus lifts Kreese's dialogue word-for-word from Karate Kid. And weirdly, "Balls Vagina" always is a hit. I guess I gotta start getting a cooler group of friends. Anyways, I was actually in touch with the guys in the band a few years ago and they were cool as shit. Just sent me a ton of swag like I was their only fan in the world - I guess it was nice to hear someone finally say they didn't suck. They just got a bandcamp page with a new(ish) recording from 2012 - glad to hear the new tune guys - go fucking Patriots.

Currently watching: Zero Dark Thirty
Currently listening to: MDC Millions Of Dead Cops

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mo' Ex-Excel

Just a quickie post here - a couple extra lost tunes from the band of the hour - SoCal's defunct My Head. Two tracks that appeared on Suicidal Tendencies' 2001 compilation Friends & Family 2 as well as one that made it onto another obscure Infectious Grooves album as a "bonus EP" track. Enjoy.

Currently watching: Morel Orel Volume 3
Currently listening to: Beautiful Mother Vanilla

Don't Waste My Time

Sadly forgotten debut by Excel veterans Adam Siegel (guitar) and Greg Saenz (drums) came too late in a music world being quickly overtaken by nü metal and fucking Sublime. Taking a cue from the way-ahead-of-its-time prog thrash that was The Joke's On You, Siegel added a nice touch of funk, psychedelia and even grunge ("I Don't Want Nothing" really has a Nirvana flavor to it) to their only album, 1996's Endless Bummer. Fans of 311, Chili Peppers, Fishbone and that type of shtick will easily find something to like with My Head - solid riffs with a lighter metal groove to it. Just bad timing - too late to ride the Faith No More funk metal wave and too early to ride the Incubus funk metal wave (ugh... did I just write that?) Now here's your chance to catch up. Enjoy.

Currently watching: Eating Raoul
Currently listening to: Ween Caesar

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pop the cork...

Fucking solid 3-song lo-fi demo from Modena, Italy sludgelords Champagne. For fans of Eyehategod and their feedback-laden ilk, "Champagne Ist Krieg" ("Champagne Is War"?) is easily my favorite two and half minutes of the week - a fucking grooving tune that for some reason reminds me of Hail!Hornet. But that's another story. Not sure how I stumbled upon these sick fucks but I'm glad I did - looking forward to the next demo. Enjoy.

Currently watching: They Don't Cut The Grass Anymore
Currently listening to: Deftones Koi No Yokan