8 Aug 2015, 4:53pm
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Bulge – “L.O.A.D.” 7″ (1993)

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It’s not like I don’t have a calendar that reminds me when I need to add some posts or anything, it’s just that it doesn’t get done. That said, I probably need to explain that part of the reason things lag like they do around here is because I’m often in a situation where I need to be listening to something else in the background, which makes it difficult to rip vinyl while I’m doing other things and, ideally, you ought to be listening to what you’re recording to check for errors. So that’s the bad news, but the good news is I’m pushing with all I’ve got to bring this situation to a head and hopefully get back to where I have the free time to do this thing properly. And the other blog is still building up rips, but suffers like the rest of my shit at the moment.

So where did we leave off? Well, we’ll just post another recording by these geniuses like I did in the last batch of posts. I knew I had another one of their records somewhere and, once again, we get to take in the delicate vocal styling of Stinky Ass-Finger, set to the innovative musical craftsmanship of Anal Violator, Feces Rip-Sphincter and Vile Crusthunter. Basically the same shtick as the 10”, although I think the funniest thing about this record is one-liners about Ron Jeremy printed throughout the back of the sleeve and the insert: “Listen, Ron Jeremy could make a lot of Hollywood actors take a back seat—if he ever starts driving a taxi!” or “Audiences would love Ron Jeremy if it weren’t for two things: their eyes!” Hyuk, hyuk! Great stuff!

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Weed Whore

Legions Of Anal Doom

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Suburban Death Trip – “Psychodelic Discore” LP (1988)

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OK, so I know this has been posted on at least one other blog that I can think of, but it’s all about musical excellence around here and this is where this record belongs. So how excellent is this record? Let’s move through the checklist, shall we? Lack of musicianship? Check! Dumbass, juvenile lyrics? Check! Classy cover art? Damn right, and a couple extra checks on that count! Ridiculous, unlistenable vocals that sound like a rabid Muppet? Quadruple check! On top of all that, this LP was one of those “used bin regulars” I’ve referred to throughout this blog, although more in the heartland states, as opposed to other parts of the US. Pearls before swine, I say! This is another one of those records that the CIA could use in lieu of waterboarding on the right person, but if you have any taste at all, this sort of retarded, juvenile shit never gets old—I’ll be playing it on my death bed!

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Typical

Boring

Eating Axes

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The Cheaters – “It’s Your Move” 7″ (1982)

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Some time back, I kind of cleaned house with a bunch of bad bar bands and other obscurities that kind of sat on the fence between being interesting and pure crap, mostly the latter. Since that time, I’ve racked up a bunch more that fit that criteria but most of it is so god-awful it would be a crime against bandwidth even posting it. So we’ll just let that pile grow and I’ll dole out the near misses as I see fit, although this record shouldn’t really be lumped into that category, as the A-side, “It’s Your Move”, is a fine power-pooper in the proper style that we’ve come to love although, as I’ve said before, this scene crumbled quickly and there was a good ten-year span where you couldn’t give these records away. Funny how time softens prejudice. Anyways, the A-side saves this one, but the flip is rough, not complete garbage, but it’s like the guitar player bumped the toggle switch all the way to the left, giving that country / blues sound instead of the jingle-jangle, mixed with too much rockabilly which is nails on a chalkboard to me on anything outside of that specific genre. But that’s just me—you can download and make up your own mind.

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SAMPLE TRACK:

It’s Your Move

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Dr. Kenneth McFarland – “Speak Up For America!” LP (1966)

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I guess it’s been a while since we doled one of these out and, actually, it was one of the records I meant to post when I first started the blog, but chose not to because my copy was in such lousy shape. Well, the vinyl gods chose to bless me with another copy, so up it goes and, happily, this is one of the better, more entertaining examples of this sort of thing, with plenty of anti-socialist and anti-leftist rants, mixed with a healthy dash of good old-fashioned hippie-bashing that makes this hold up pretty good, despite its age. I have a couple other speeches by this guy posted elsewhere on the blog and, apparently, he was something of a rock star for this sort of thing back in the day and still has a couple websites HERE and HERE if anyone cares. Of course, you care.

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EXCERPTS:

You Don’t Buy Freedom With Poster Paint

Lefty Scum

Hippie Scum

Lefty Professor

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Bulge – “Penis Rising” 10″ LP (1991)

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Well, somehow I managed to find myself out of town the last four weekends, so basically nothing got worked on for the new blog and, obviously, this one. That will change. Short of some sort of disruption in my living arrangements, it will happen and, unlike this one, it will have regular posts—I just need a head start on the thing, so hang in there.

As I believe I mentioned somewhere before, I recently started getting out and seriously looking for records again. The results? Meh. As most of you should know, vinyl has seen an unexpected surge in popularity and, coupled with the shmoes who think their mediocre crap is worth its weight in gold, you really have to dedicate some time if you want to find anything worth a shit and not pay a fortune, although I suspect the real reason I’m even bothering at all is for sanity’s sake and to take a break from my rut. That said, there are some real freaks wandering around out there these days and I’ve gotta say that ever since that Bruce Jenner crap hit critical mass, I’ve born witness to some of the most butt-ugly trannies I’ve ever seen in my life. I live in the heart of Methville, USA and nothing beats seeing some dude who could pass for a young Jed Clampett, wearing a dress and high heels, no tits and arms and legs more hairy than mine, stumbling around the dump, wondering if anybody notices he’s a dude. And what’s the harm in adding another layer of confusion and mental instability to an already bombed-out, drug-addled shell of a human being? Thank God, some guy with more time and money than 99% of the population could afford to indulge in his narcissistic bullshit and enable these guys—where would we be without him? Mr. Poopy is amused.

So it would appear society is seeing some changes these days and, while I’ll argue most of them seem to be for the worse, there are some things like fine wine, a nice car, a hot chick, and some other crap I can’t think of off the top of my head that will never go out of style and, thus, I introduce this fine relic from the not-so-great year of 1991. For, although I really don’t recall anything all that interesting going on that year, this piece of retarded shock could have come out just yesterday. Why? Because willfully stupid shit holds up, just like a fine wine! A bit of a stretch? OK, I’m full of shit and this record basically sounds like retarded skinhead rock mixed with cheesy 80’s metal with retarded vocals and lyrics—not that I mean that as derogatory, as that is pretty much where my mind is at musically these days. Anyways, these guys used to be GG Allin’s backup band and there is one GG track on here that was on the “Legalize Murder” 7”, so you know what you’re getting into.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Fuck A Roll

Masturbation Alley

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21 Jun 2015, 2:24pm
80's Punk / HC Poopy Punk
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Icon A.D. – “Don’t Feed Us Shit!!” 7″ EP (1982)

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I suppose the lesson on this disc would be “never judge a record by its cover” but, seeing as that’s pretty much all I do when hunting for crap, it’s doubtful I’ll heed my own advice. That aside, I certainly judged this one wrong, having bought it with a stack of newish and somewhat lackluster Punk records and pegging it for something along the lines of Conflict or Flux of Pink Idiots. It sat around for about three months, only for me to be pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago that, instead of the standard 80’s peace punk yip-yap, I’m hearing dual female vocals with heavy British accents set to some catchy SLF-inspired Class Of ’82 UK Punk. I sure would have eaten this one up had I heard it as a kid and it still works now. Four fine youth anthems that spare us the preaching that turned many of us away from this sort of thing. Recommended.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Face The Facts

Fight For Peace

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21 Jun 2015, 2:24pm
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Humpingville USA – LP (197?)

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I suppose if anything decent has come out of the last few weeks, it’s that I found another one of these things, one of the lesser-seen titles that never seem to turn up for some reason. And waddya know? It’s the exact same shtick as the other ones! I never would have dreamed. However, it would appear that Humpingville is one helluva town, much better than Intercourse Pennsylvania from what I can tell, although, if one were to judge by the record, the population only seems to consist of a couple housewives and their husbands, a horny milkman, a bisexual Avon lady, and a perverted doctor and nurse. What goes on at the chamber of commerce is anybody’s guess.

So, with the smartass comments out of the way, I’ll once again put out the call that I’d like to hear from anybody that was involved in these recordings—at least one of these people have to be kicking around somewhere, although I imagine they’d be getting up there in age. And, again, who the hell got off on this stuff? The blind? This shit is so corny it’s like I’m expecting The Shadow or Little Orphan Annie to walk into the scene at any minute.

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EXCERPTS:

Sniff Test

Rectal Exam

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Bloody F. Mess – “Mountain Rock” CD and “Transcend” CD REVIEWS

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While this site isn’t in the habit of reviewing new bands or new releases, I’ve been a fan of this guy for a couple decades and I’m always happy to help out a fellow Midwesterner who managed to stick it out. Only he isn’t a Midwesterner anymore. How could you give all this up, dude? Mountains? Hell, if I want to see that shit I can go to Kroger or Wal-Mart and watch living mountains waddle around or ride around in those little cart things they keep on hand for them. And does a mountain have to wipe its ass with a tennis ball on a stick? No. No, it doesn’t. You’re gonna miss this place, dude—it just hasn’t sunk in, yet.

So I was sent two new Bloody Mess CD’s and actually had to kick the can a bit to try to figure out how to write them up, as they are both entirely different from each other, yet with a theme running through them that I’m not quite sure will totally resonate with a younger person. How do I spell it out, kids? The thing you didn’t plan out is the thing that will trip you up and, better still, is when even though you know and accept this, you can’t get it right and things start slipping away—like watching a car wreck in slow motion. It’s a real good time and you’ll watch others do it as you do it to yourself. No plan = dead in the water. It seems like when you are young problems sort of blow over or resolve themselves, but that is partly because there isn’t as much at stake and, as situations get more complicated, they pretty much never resolve themselves, except for the worse. The bad habit that seemed manageable enough when you were young? It gets the best of you after you’ve been doing it for a few decades, fucks your brain and fucks your body. And then you see what happens to your friends and people you knew, the run of the mill jams the average Joe fucks himself with like divorce, debt, lousy marriages, lousy kids, lousy job and miscellaneous bullshit that makes you believe hardly anybody has their act together and on and on and before you know it, you wake up one day and realize you, yourself, have been stuck in a lame situation that drags out for years and it’s all your own damn fault. Easy enough to write about it, but not so easy to get someone younger than you to understand, partly because it scares them. And they ought to be scared, as most people manage to get themselves good and stuck by the time they hit 40—just look at them. But it’s not like any of this shit applies to me, though. I’m a Golden God. Ha!

I suppose that sums it up and the only reason I’m getting into this is that the theme that runs through both CD’s is that of a miserable motherfucker who is coming out the other side. It actually put me in a pretty good mood to hear these recordings and if a guy like Bloody can get it together, so can you! The Bloody Mess Rock Circus “Mountain Rock” CD is much like his earlier stuff and seems to borrow a little bit from The Skabs up through The Transfusions. Production-wise and musicianship-wise, it runs circles around the earlier recordings and features contributions from Richie Ramone, Rikk Agnew, Don Bolles and Paul Roessler. The thing I always argued about Bloody Mess, though, is that the guy actually cares enough to perform when he plays. Personally, “6th Grade Field Trip” will always be my favorite because I listened to it a lot as a kid, but the dude is entertaining live and so few bands do/did that, which will always be the strongest sell point in my book.

However, it was the second CD, “Transcend”, which really caught my fancy. Obviously, I’m a fan of spoken word recordings, although I really wasn’t expecting much from this. Happily, it’s really pretty good, and I mean that in the sense that somebody who knew nothing about his early stuff could listen to it and get something out of it. Great production, very trippy, and ranges from crazy manic stuff that was written as a kid to Eastern thought that begins to tread towards Kit Ream territory (better watch that, dude!). Not sure how many units a guy can sell of something like this, but it’s entertaining stuff to be sure, very honest, bluntly stated and well done. A pretty tough sell writing about a release like this, but I bet I played it like a half a dozen times in the span of a couple days—for me, that’s a lot.

Doing Nothing Thinking Nothing

Mountain Rock

Mountain Rock

Mountain Rock Rear

Mountain Rock Rear

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Transcend Rear

3 May 2015, 12:05am
80's Punk / HC Poopy Punk
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The Stain – “I Know The Scam” LP (1986)

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Well, time flies and it looks like I’m due to post some more shit, not that this is “shit”, mind you, having been put out by one of the greatest labels in the universe, Mystic Records. Strangely, I never saw this one in my neck of the woods and stranger still is the fact that this band actually was from my neck of the woods, although I assumed they were west coast, since they were on Mystic. So what’s to say about this gem? For one thing, I’m not sure how my delicate teenage ears would have reacted to it if I had bought it when it came out and most likely it would have been pearls before swine. Not no more, though, and the screeching vocal delivery and skilled guitar work are the icing on the cake for this fine platter of hardcore slop. Another missed boat, I suppose, and I guess there was a 7” I never got to hear, either. A little help?

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Mr. Pig

Cheaptalk

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Zanoni – “Subway Devils / I Read Your Face” 7″ (1981)

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It just seems to get harder and harder to find old Punk, Wave, and Power Poop that haven’t been posted all over the place or beaten into the ground. Well, I’m back on the vinyl warpath again, so let’s see what’s still laying around out there these days? Stuff like this thing, maybe? I guess this guy put out an LP of which there is some mention, but not much on this release, which was his first 7”. Maybe a little late for the party, but a solid effort with most of the first wave craziness that we all love still intact. Not your typical buzz saw guitar assault, but a decent old Punk record with some Wave leanings. Anyone heard the LP?

THE TRACKS:

Subway Devils

I Read Your Face

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3 May 2015, 12:04am
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Love Sandwich – “Hollywood 4-Way” CD (1995)

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This one got brought to my attention a while back and curiosity finally got the best of me, possessing me to track down a copy and, once again, Mr. Poopy bleeds so that others may listen to free shit. First off, this is definitely NOT a Mentors record, although the two tracks with Duce singing are great. As for the rest of it, I find myself thinking of this hard rock band my buddy played in when I was in high school, eventually cutting demo that sounds an awful lot like this and, sad to say, that is NOT a good thing! Either that or it’s one of those deals where you smoked too much dope before the jam session, only to realize all the tunes you just laid down sound like the CD you were listening to on the way over to the practice spot and, in this case, it would be a mix CD of Hendrix, Aerosmith, Foreigner, and a host of other “dinosaur rock” bands. Saint that I am, I’m putting the El Duce tracks below and intrepid downloaders and gluttons for punishment can hear the other stuff on the download. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Oh, yeah, another point of interest is the cover art or lack thereof. Basically, this disc has one of the most craptacular concepts I’ve run across, choosing to have no art at all and jamming an 8” x 11” photocopy in the back of the CD, so you have to peel the rear of the case off in order to look at it. Not that I’m bashing them for it, mind you—I find it hilarious.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Hollywood

Girl For Sale

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3 May 2015, 12:01am
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New Wave Surf Party – V/A LP (1981)

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Over the years I’ve done my best to present as many fake and lame attempts at ripping off or cashing in on Punk and New Wave as possible from my limited (although a hell of a lot bigger than it should be!) pile that I’ve stashed over the years. Well, here’s another one and I have to admit that this baby is pushing it, even by my admittedly low to non-existent standards. So what’s the deal? Basically, you throw the needle down and it immediately strikes you that there is one thing seriously wrong with the title of this disc. “New Wave Surf Party”? Well, not quite. In fact, not at all! Actually, it’s a collection of old 60’s surf bands with a bunch of stupid party noises mixed in and about as New Wave as the Beach Boys. Not that I have anything against surf music, mind you—quite the contrary. What gets me is that this is actually a really great comp of obscure surf music, every track is great, but they had to muck it up with those stupid party noises. On top of that, who the hell would have bought this thing? Released in 1981, few to no New Wavers would have cared for this and, adversely, nobody who was into obscure surf music would have picked up a record called “New Wave Surf Party”! Instead of letting the material stand on its own strength (which it actually has), they go for the cheesy rip-off factor, instead. What a waste.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

 The Breakers – Surf Breaker

The Vistas – Ghost Wave

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The Turd Returns!

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In a rare change of heart, I have decided to reactivate this blog and, no, it isn’t because of all the kind folks who have asked me to—like I’d ever do that! Nope, I’ve just decided to start doing it again on a whim and, better still, I have plans for an even more retarded sister site that will be nothing but weird shit, no Punk crap, and minus my commentary, which I suspect will be the biggest bonus of all to a lot of you. So how you like them apples? Them be some good apples and I will begin ripping the material for the new site as time permits. And that’s it. Nothing will change with GTT and the general shtick will keep going like it always has prior to the hiatus, with me posting as I get around to it. The other site will be more regular, but give me a month or two to get things going.

The Uninvited – “Systemwreck” LP (1986)

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Found this one a month or two after my last post and it has been one of my favorite listens these last few months. Not really your traditional crossover Metal / HC or even straight-up Metal, it kind of drifts through a Hardcore Punk nether-region that is quite soothing to my Poopy ears, serving up a great caveman blast of Punk /Metal schlock that gets better with every listen. So why no love for these guys? Beats me. Possibly because no one ever heard of them outside of Louisville? Obviously, they had been into Punk/HC before moving into new territory and it shows strong on this.

Another thing that sets this record apart is that, rather than bringing up Satan, they choose to extol the less-celebrated Greek god, Thanatos. Why? Who the hell knows, but for some reason it is one of my favorite songs on this thing.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Kill em All

8 Ball

Thanatos

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5 Apr 2015, 1:04am
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Blind Acceptance – “Emotions Inside” 7″ (1985)

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Surprised not to see more of this one on the web. Coming in at the tail end of the glory days of West Coast Punk, it still has that old southern CA sound; although for some reason the first two tracks make me think of the Iron Cross tracks on “Flex Your Head”. Not a bad record at all and it sells cheap, although probably not for long. Some serious angst on this thing, too, and when I picked it up I figured it would be some sort of post-Punk or Goth, going off the cover art and song titles. It aint.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

False Identity

Shoelaces

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A. A. Allen – “I Am Lucifer” LP (196?)

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As you can imagine, I was pretty stoked to find this one, having wanted to hear Lucifer speak for many years. As you can also imagine, I was pretty disappointed to find out that Lucifer sounds like a drunken Mexican chick. Bummer. No, but wait! It’s really a demon claiming to be Lucifer, so it’s all good. Seriously, not to pick on the already over picked-on Christian faith, but if you are of a mind to believe the load of horseshit shoveled out on this disc, I have a bridge to sell you!

There are two separate sessions on this record. On the first side we have Mr. Allen saving some Mexican girl from a demon who wants her to go out at night, drink in bars and cheat on her husband. On the flip, we have a bit of a sermon, followed by a few micro-exorcisms, where he rids a handful of people of their demons in a fraction of the time it took with the Mexican chick. I noticed the sound changes in spots on these recordings and I can only hope it was because they had a couple of mics going when it was being recorded. If they were traveling around performing this crap from town to town, it would certainly add a whole new level of ridiculousness to the affair!

The record is in rough shape, unfortunately. Starts pretty bad on both sides and then smoothes out a bit. Best I can do, short of driving around Miracle Valley, AZ, looking for another one.

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EXCERPTS:

You Like Brunettes

The Devil Wants Women To Drink In Bars

Cryin’ Demon

It’s Gone OooooOOOOOOoooooo!

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Blog Closed, Buh-Bye!

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Well, all good things must come to an end, as well as not-so-good things like this retarded piece-o-shit blog! Today marks the five year anniversary of the blog and, as it is obvious I’m not able to take care of business these days, I am choosing to end it five years from the day it started. Isn’t that nifty? And it’s not like there have been any drastic changes or misfortunes that led me to this decision—quite the contrary! It is the lack of change that is inspiring me to cut the cord. Thus, this is more of a symbolic gesture than anything else, as you can rest assured my lust for crap is unabated and I still make the rounds and bring home the bacon as far as vinyl and other oddities are concerned. I’ve had this habit for decades, know what I’m doing (as far as getting what I like, at least!) and still have a couple decent connections, so I would be an idiot to quit collecting and, obviously, they ain’t making any more of this shit—just think of what the vinyl market will look like in another ten or twenty years! No, I’m not ready to quit just yet, but the economic situation and general stagnation I have been dealing with personally for the last almost 5 years has become unbearable and it’s time to force some change. And please don’t feel bad for Mr. Poopy because the beauty of it is that I can. Mortgage? Nope. Debt? Not a cent. I don’t even have a lease on the house I rent! Health? I haven’t seen or needed to see a doctor or dentist since I moved back to the States from Canada—in 1983!!! So don’t give Mr. Poopy your sympathy—I consider myself a lucky bastard!

So now that the end is at hand, I will leave you with what is easily one of the most retarded and worthless pieces of vinyl ever created in the history of the universe, an album of complete and total silence by a certain “Tom Dudley”. Who the fuck spent their money on this crap? Well, it beats Falling In Reverse and at the same time provides the perfect ending to this blog: ominous silence and stupidity! And don’t forget what I told you about crap: it never lets you down! The vast majority of “serious” so-called “art” is just a hodgepodge of things that have already been done or a blatant rip-off, more often than not served up by someone with a lot more money and free time on their hands than you have. The emperor wears no clothes and it is rarely as clever as it markets itself, while culture in general really is in the toilet these days. Just stick with the lowest common denominator and you’ll always get what you paid for! And never mind those laughs and snickers while you’re paying for your $0.50 piece of shit at the cash register. I have racks of former $0.50 pieces of retarded shit that are now worth hundreds of times more than what I paid for them. Who’s laughing now?

The blog will continue to exist until either traffic dies off or I get sick of paying for it. All downloads will remain active. Buh-bye!

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SAMPLE TRACK:

Sound Of Growing Grass

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The Wild – 4 Song 12″ Picture Disc (1983)

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So did you think I would just quit the blog with a novelty record? Would I do that? No, we must have one last Poopy blast and this one is quite the embodiment of all I hold dear and have attempted to promote at this spot—it’s Poopy Rock at its finest! And just get a look at these dudes—pretty stylin’ shit! So stylin’, in fact, that they took one side of the record as a picture disc to display their handsome mugs, leaving the listener with a measly four songs to listen to. And what of the music? I’ll call it a cross between Class of ’77 and NWOBHM, two great tastes that taste great together!

And there are a couple oddities with this thing, as well. First off, the label is Erika Records which, as most record dorks should know, is really a pressing plant. It sports the Erika moniker on the vinyl, but the only other places I’ve ever seen it are on test pressings. It also lists Erika as the label on the back cover. Another puzzling feature is the extra hands that seem to be sprouting out of “Spider Web’s” upper thigh. What the hell is going on? Well, the dude’s a fucking spider! Love that first track on this record, too, ‘tis quite the head-bobber and was stuck in my own bobbing head for days after finding this. Good stuff and supposedly they didn’t make very many of these, with some shmoe trying to sell this for a couple hundred on eBay not too long ago. My price is better—enjoy!

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Get Wild Tonight

Hungry For Love

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19 Apr 2014, 12:14am
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Powertrip – EP (1982)

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Yet another fine release by everybody’s favorite label, Mystic Records, and I believe this might be one of the rarer ones or perhaps not. Seems like some of the Mystic stuff is easier to find than others. Personally, I’ve never seen this one before, until I came across it a couple months ago, although I knew about it from the track on Mystic Sampler Vol. 1. Released in 1982, it boasts of tracks from the “forthcoming album ‘When We Cut We Bleed’”, which did, in fact, come out a year or so later on a different label, with a different guitar player, recorded in a different studio, giving no thanks what-so-ever (at least on my 1987 copy) to the upright management at Mystic. Also of interest is the presence of Wurm guitar player, Ed Dankey, of whom I know basically nothing other than that tune on the second El Duce solo cassette, which is probably enough.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

No Place

Permanent Damage

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19 Apr 2014, 12:13am
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Lovegods In Leisure Suits – “Come Here Often?” LP (1988)

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Meant to do this one a while ago and forgot about it. Having spent the bulk of my teenage years in a town that was pretty much stuck in the 70’s, I’m always surprised to hear of a place that was worse. So dudes were still carrying on like that in 1988? Really? At any rate, this band put the pick-up lines of all those polyester-clad clowns to shame by starting a band where they get to pen some songs rallying against sexism and the objectification of women. Now why the fuck didn’t I think of that? And here I just blew half my paycheck on a new mood ring! Wonder if any of those dudes ever grew up to experience divorce court. Aside from that, they manage some tunes that are of the caliber I seek to promote on this site, so have fun. It actually gets better with repeat listens.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Rejection

I Hate Joggers

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19 Apr 2014, 12:13am
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Love Canal – “Its A Dogs Life So Blow It Out Your Ass” LP (1985)

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I had actually picked this one out to post before I even started doing this blog then, upon finding out that it was to be reissued, decided it would conflict with the release and chose not to put it up. Well, the hills are not alive with the sound of Love Canal reissues and it looks like it never happened, so up it goes. So what’s to say? This was the music of my youth and would have ate this thing up had I owned it then but, instead, found it about eight years ago in some lame hipster record store that seemed to deal mostly in techno and emo crap. It looked like it had been sitting there for years, too, probably overlooked because of the cover art. Well, you know the drill, as this is good old-fashioned USA Hardcore Punk, just like your dear old grandpappy used to listen to, in vein of FU’s, RF7, and China White. Good stuff, made double good by the fact that I never had a chance to play it into the ground, so it still sounds fresh. On a collector geek note, this is on clear, canal water-colored vinyl—were they all like that?

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

This Is America

Lurking In The Dark

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Louis Farrakhan – “Let Us Unite” LP (1984)

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Wow. I figured everybody and their Aunt Yahootie would have posted this one, but there seems to be little mention of it on the web. How odd. I’m surprised by how few people seem to know that Louis Farrakhan did, in fact, get his start as a musician, performing calypso music under the name “The Charmer” back in the 1950’s. At some point he was told that there were enough black performers and he became convinced that he would be more useful dedicating himself to the causes which we associate him with to this day, cutting a few interesting-looking 45’s in the 60’s (that I regretfully don’t own and have never heard) and not recording any records that I am aware of until this one in 1984. Anyways, if you’re hoping for a blood and guts racial tirade on this thing, you’re doomed to disappointment, I’m afraid. On the other hand, if its calypso music crossed with cheesy 1980’s elevator jazz that makes your ears bleed, then you’ve found Armageddon!

In all fairness, if you’ve never heard him speak before, this isn’t a good representation of the man. I’ve got a whole pile of cassettes from his radio show that he did in Chicago back in the 80’s and watched him on cable access TV countless times back in the day, so I’ll give him credit as being a good speaker, refreshingly blunt, and occasionally right on the money for whatever that’s worth. Regardless, after a couple of listens, you might figure out that the “Us” in the song is by no means all-inclusive!

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Let Us Unite (Short)

Benefit Of Unity (Short)

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Governors George and Lurleen Wallace – “Souvenir Album” LP (196?, 197?)

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Here’s another one of those old relics I feel compelled to keep in circulation that may be of interest to some, but probably not to most, although there was a time when stating you were in favor of George Wallace would have left little doubt as to what kind of person you were. There’s plenty on the web about him but, briefly, he was probably the last serious Segregationist to have a shot at being president of the United States and, in fact, he was quite popular until his career came to a sudden end with a couple bullets in the gut, one of which paralyzed him and stuck him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Also of note is that he was a Democrat, as were most of the KKK and segregationist types back in those days. The fact that the two parties basically reversed (on the surface at least) in recent decades is covered in abundance on the web, so no need to go into it here other than to allow me to point out that anybody who believes there is any serious difference between the two big political parties in this country is completely mentally retarded. You’d probably have a better chance of fixing this country if you voted for Farrakhan!

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SAMPLES:

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

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19 Apr 2014, 12:12am
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Playboy Magazine – “Skank Or Die” Article (1985)

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I’ve never been a big fan of Playboy or any of those sort of rags for that matter but, if I had to choose, I’d definitely identify myself as a Penthouse or Hustler man and doubt if I’ve ever wasted a dime on Playboy in my life. At any rate, I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, either, so when one of my co-worker’s girlfriends made him get rid of his stash from the 70’s and 80’s, I figured there had to be at least something in the pile worth looking at. And there was—but really not that much, surprisingly.

I guess what always puzzled me about Playboy was exactly why any guy would bother with it in the first place. Even back before VCRs got popular, there were waaaay better publications where I guy could look at naked chicks and the bit about “reading it for the articles” just didn’t and doesn’t hold water with me. You can’t find a better publication than this to fill the intellectual void? Give me a break. Looking through that pile of old magazines, I doubt if I could count on the fingers of one hand the articles that were worth a shit and this thing sure as hell isn’t one of them! OK, I’ve read worse, but this 1985 expose on “Hardcore Punk” only managed to walk that fine line between boring me to tears and raising my blood pressure, never mind that the entire time I was reading it I was picturing it being read by some douche like THIS GUY. Anyways, as stated previously, I think there’s some value in churning up bits of history like this so some of you might find this interesting. Or not.

And I had to laugh at that picture I posted up above. I always thought the art on the inside the “Fuck Shit Up” EP by Useless Pieces of Shit was pretty funny, but here Playboy beat them to it by a couple years. Coincidence?

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Let’s Die – LP (1985)

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So I’ve decided to keep my word for a change and actually put up some stuff a week later like I said I would.  A man needs to honor his commitments and it really tears me up inside when I’m not spending my precious free time giving away free shit to people who pay me absolutely nothing for my trouble. Ha! I kid and I’m always especially happy to be posting records like this.  See that little skull in the lower left hand corner? Yep, it’s Mystic Records.  See the date on this thing? Yep, it’s 1985 and I swear I was looking for a copy of this thing since at least 1986, almost thinking perhaps it was never actually released until I saw it posted elsewhere a couple years ago. Strange that this one is so hard to find, leading me to think not many were made and, of course, there may have been some sort of copyright shenanigans, as seems to be the case with Copulation.

Anyways, this is a great record and, if I can judge by the number of mumbling zombies and self-propelled stomachs I see stumbling around every time I go out in public these days, a pretty damn good idea for an ever-growing percentage of the population. Nothing but Grade “A” Mystic schlock and fun for the entire family from start to finish, and, no, that bumping sound you hear between songs isn’t a warp in the record, it’s supposed to be the sound of a human heart beating because this thing be, like, all scary an shit.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

White Pigs – When Bobby Comes Back

AWOL – Hell House

Silver Chalice – Suicide

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15 Feb 2014, 2:26am
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Burning Corvairs – 7″ (1982)

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Yet another obscure piece of power poop and yet another disc with no record sleeve, insert, or periphery nonsense that would involve me spending more than $0.25 which, in my mind at least, will always be what this stuff is worth and I mean that with no disrespect! Hailing from Chicago, these guys deliver the standard early 80’s drill, with a bit more bite than some, but less than others.  Decent stuff all in all.  To each his own, but when I hear this sort of thing I’m always picturing the final credits of some early 80’s teen comedy motion picture or the scene where the girl goes to the big dance with the jerk/snob/bully while the hero from the wrong side of town sulks outside the auditorium drinking cheap booze, leaving one minute before the girl runs out the door crying.  You saw that one, right? Kind of an odd band name, too—wasn’t it the Ford Pinto that kept burning up?

THE TRACKS:

The War Song

A Girl Like You

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15 Feb 2014, 2:25am
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The Denims – “The Adler Sock” 7″ (196?)

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Here’s another record in the vein of Cosmo and the Counts where some ad agency attempts to create both a hit song and a catchy jingle all in one shot and, like Cosmo and the Counts, the results are actually pretty good.  Catchy, dumb, and memorable, I can’t think of a better way to tell the world about the phenomenon that was The Adler Sock for, as the old saying that I just made up goes, “The Sock Makes The Man”.  Pretty ridiculous stuff, although back in those days they used to have the “sock hop” (look it up whippersnappers), so maybe having a snazzy-looking pair of socks was more of a big deal back then.  At any rate, I seem to remember “doing the sock” a time or two when I was a kid, usually shortly after waking up by myself on a Saturday morning and realizing I was out of Kleenex.

THE TRACKS:

The Adler Sock Part 1

The Adler Sock Part 2

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15 Feb 2014, 2:24am
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From Britain With Beat – LP (196?)

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So I’m not going to lie and will freely admit that this record pretty much completely blows and is basically a total waste of bandwidth.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that the cover art on this thing is amazing and that alone makes this worthy of posting.  I found this in a pile of junk a few months ago and find myself mesmerized and practically hypnotized every time I look at it. So what’s going on exactly? Either this is the work of the greatest X-Acto knife and airbrush wielder that ever lived (this is decades before people had desktop computers or Photoshop) or some guy was posting ads all over the country for a group of identical quadruplets (or possibly two sets of identical twins) to come into his studio and wear what appear to be dyed mop heads and pose for this piece of crap! Absolutely brilliant!

As for the record itself, this is one of those “grocery store” records, put out by the Modern Sound label which, unlike other grocery store labels, never did much anything of interest that I am aware of.  Like the other Modern Sound releases that I’ve heard, this is nothing but cover tunes and really bad ones at that, attempting to cash in on the “British Invasion” craze that was going on at the time. To say these are second rate covers would be too kind—more like fifth rate.

As a side note, when I was trying to get my capture device to work last week, I was playing “I Want to Hold Your Hand” over and over again and it really sunk in just how silly a song that was and how far we’ve come (or gone) since then.  Such innocence. “Can I hold your hand, baby? Geeze, this is too much– I think I’m gonna shoot!” And then you get to the part, “…..and when I touch you, I feel happy inside…..” Inside of what, buddy? Maybe this is filth after all.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

I’m So Lonely

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Technical Difficulties

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I’m not dead, yet, folks. But, apparently, my trusty audio capture device is. I’ll get a new one selected, along with a couple other upgrades and we’ll be back in business again shortly. As far as the blog goes, change is in the air and my mind just isn’t on this sort of thing at the moment.  Sorry.

Anyways, speaking of change, I can’t resist taking a minute to toss out the question of is it me or does music exceptionally blow these days? Of course, I’ve been harping about it for decades, but I have a hard time picturing anybody except some young kid who doesn’t know any better getting much of anything out of what goes on in music these days. Black Flag? The Shaggs? Umpteen million washed-up karaoke hardcore and punk bands that saw their day decades ago, still putting on shows with maybe one original member—if even! People are actually amused by this shit? Even the Hippies had the courtesy of calling it quits when the gig was up, but I suppose something that was born with only a modicum of dignity can only be expected to die in a similar fashion.  I won’t even start on the hipsters—it’s too easy.  Am I missing something here?  Too old, you say?  Old enough to be bored and jaded and old enough to recognize trends that have been endlessly regurgitated and beaten into the ground, but not too old to know that I wouldn’t find any of this garbage interesting if I was a kid again. I didn’t have 35 years of punk and 60 years of rock and roll AT MY FINGERTIPS to sift through at the click of a mouse back then.

Well, rock and roll has hit the skids before, but this is an exceptionally unexceptional period to be sure and, while music is innately derivative, you’d think it would derive itself into something other than milquetoast hipster pabulum once in a while.  And, yes, I realize I just misused the word “derive”, but this tirade doesn’t deserve proper grammar.   Obviously, I’m not a kid anymore and could honestly give a shit one way or the other, but these are certainly interesting times and I tend to wonder if this stagnation is symptomatic of a general malaise that seems to be affecting everything these days.  Any theories out there? 

Would I leave you hanging without any new shit to download? Of course not! View the comments section!

Would I leave you hanging without any new shit to download? Of course not! View the comments section!

16 Nov 2013, 10:16pm
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Whoppers Taste Good – “Haunting White Castle” 7″ EP (1989)

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Not exactly a household name, but I assume some folks remember this St. Louis band.  This was their second release and I believe the harder to find of the two EPs they did in the late 80’s, although I like the first one better.  Anyways, I’ll give thumbs up for the witty artwork and the caveman Metal / Punk slop these guys churn out, but the lyrics are dumb as shit, even by my admittedly low standards.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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SAMPLE TRACKS:

Pissin’

P.P.S.

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