Sonntag, 29. März 2020

SST and all that... (Updated 3-2016)

From time to time I get some requests from my old and deleted SST - THE BLASTING CONCEPT blog days for all things SST Records - and i am gonna be using this space to fill 'em.

Dienstag, 23. Februar 2016

HCBD073 - VA - Splitting Headache on a Sunday Afternoon 7"

This little dittie was released on the noted Loony Tunes imprint and it features such bands like ACTIVE MINDS, RADIO FREEDOM, INDIAN DREAM, and SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS. Best cut goes to INDIAN DREAM. Ace!


Montag, 22. Februar 2016

HCBD071: Lesbian Favorites: Women Like Us

Lesbian Favorites: Women Like Us is an obvious attempt to cash in on the "lesbian chic" of the '90s -- it's targeted at upscale liberals, not necessarily lesbians, who were raised on the college rock of the late '80s. Not all of the artists featured on this 18-track collection are lesbian, but most of them are favorites of lesbians, and a few are simply associated with the lesbian audience. Much of the music sits well together -- k.d. lang, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Janis Ian, Jane Siberry, Ferron, Disappear Fear, Phranc, Gretchen Phillips, Tanita Tikaram and Two Nice Girls are all similar stylistically -- but a few tracks, like the dance of Fem 2 Fem or the MOR of Taylor Dayne, are jarring in this context. Still, the bulk of Lesbian Favorites sounds good together, even though Rhino's motivations behind the release are questionable and the slightly condescending tone of their packaging and marketing is disagreeable.

 AllMusic Review by Thom Owens


Sonntag, 21. Februar 2016

HCBD070: Bohemia - Deviations LP

What a great find! BOHEMIA was one of those female-fronted New Wave/Power Pop gems from Chicago that just dissolved. This album needs to be respectfully re-issued.

Back For A Night: Bohemia Reunites For Video-release Bash


Mittwoch, 6. Mai 2015

HCBD063: JFA - Untitled & Mad Garden (flac)

Another classic group from Phoenix, Az: JFA. Singer Brian Brannon still sounds like Frank Sinatra on rabies but that band played some tight version of sun-damaged hard core. Two great releases on one CD from this band of skaters.

PS: The song ABA is a mish-mash of David Bowie's "Andy Warhol" and THE DAMNED's "Teenage Dream". ABA stands for Anita Bryant's Army. 


Montag, 4. Mai 2015

HCBD062: Eidolon - Sanctuary

Short-lived (1991 - 94) band from Boston, MA. Featuring Vic Bondi on guitars and backing vocals (no lead this time) and Ross Stevenson of GRAVEL.  Before emo became emo - if you know what i mean...


Sonntag, 3. Mai 2015

HCBD061: Kaaos & Terveet Kädet - So Much Fun

What a quality release from these two seminal finnish hardcore bands looked like when it wasn't released on the german dumpster record label ROCK-O-RAMA: KAAOS and fellow countrymen, TERVEET KÄDET on the german WEIRD SYSTEM record label. From 1984.

Freitag, 24. April 2015

HCBD059: VA - The Kids Are United

Because this is a fine Punk Rock compilation and one of those few discs which haven't seen any reissue yet - a proper rip in flac format.

01 Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
02 Cockney Rejects - Power And The Glory
03 Angelic Upstarts - Last Night Another Soldier
04 The Exploited - Daily News
05 4 Skins - Wonderful World
06 Toy Dolls - Tommy Koweys Car
07 Peter And The Test Tube Babies - Rob A Bank
08 Max Splodge - 2 Pints Of Lager

09 Sham 69 - Hersham Boys
10 The Exploited - I Still Believe In Anarchy
11 Cockney Rejects - Oi Oi Oi
12 Toy Dolls - I've Got Asthma
13 UK Subs - Warhead
14 Cock Sparrer - Sunday Stripper
15 Angelic Upstarts - Two Million Voices


Freitag, 6. März 2015

HCBD047: Extremes - From Both Sides

Because this gem wasn't available anymore over at Curious Guy's worthwhile blog, System//Sabotage//Chaos i thought i'd post another one here. Fine Aussie punk from 1985. You already know them from a previous post of mine, HCBD004 - Oversea Connection comp LP.


Donnerstag, 5. März 2015

HCBD050: R.A.F.Gier - Kiss me good bye

1985 saw the release of "Kiss Me Good bye" by Münster-based outfit R.A.F.GIER. This, their second album was issued on the Starving Missile record label run by Mike Just. The group later called it a day and went on to record for Glitterhouse Records under the name SUBMENTALS.

Requested by WDM