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Anyone else out there running into this stuff from MediaFire? One of my readers brought this to my attention and then I started running across it on other sites. Here we go again. It would be one thing if they were actually showing concern for the artists, but instead they are just trying to rope you into giving money to Amazon or iTunes. Nevah! You think White Flag is getting money from Amazon for their out of print CD? And they don’t offer the LP for download, either. If you run into this crap on my site, leave a note in the comments and I’ll try to fix it.
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All the old posts have now been switched over to MediaFire and the site is, once again, fully functional. Let’s see how long this lasts, shall we? I have to admit my confidence in MediaFire could be a little higher, but I’ll give them a chance. And am I the only one who has trouble with their multi-uploader? It rarely works and you have to upload one file at a time, hovering over the site until it goes through. To compound the problem, the nearest high speed internet connection I have is a gas station on the edge of the nearest town with minimal heat and stinks of fried pork tenderloin and potato wedges. So here I am, stinking of pork tenderloins and potato wedges, and what the hell have you clowns done for me? Nuthin’!
Oh, and I did some long-overdue site maintenance while I was waiting and stinking. Basically, I added some new categories to aid in site navigation. Now, you can get all the Mentors and El Duce posts at the click of a mouse and I did the same with a couple other bands and genres. I have also received a couple requests in the past to put together a list of some of the top retard and fake Punk releases. Well, I’m not sure if I can really comply with such a request but, as far as this site goes, I added the categories of Poopy Punk and Poopy Rock that, while containing some legitimate releases, tends to gravitate more towards the bands and artists who went the extra mile in general dumbassitude and crapola. Not that most of this stuff isn’t stupid, mind you! I have some new posts in the works and should have them up by then end of the week.
This was one of those records I got as a “substitution” from Mystic while trying to purchase some other record through the mail and, apparently, based on the comments I got for the “Covers” LP, I wasn’t the only one. Actually, everyone I’ve ever met who owns this record seemed to either get it in a trade or for a couple bucks in the used bin or some other indirect fashion, leading me to wonder if anyone actually went into a store and bought it new! But all the same, I am going to stick my neck out and expose myself to possible ridicule by defending this LP—it’s not that bad! Firstly, I have to give one obligatory thumb up just because it’s Mystic—that’s a given. Secondly, when this thing was released, everyone was pretty well burned out on “mid-tempo” Hardcore and this record was classified by many as being almost ridiculously generic. OK, fine, that was 22 years ago—let’s hear this thing again in 2010. Not to beat my “time heals old wounds” analogy into the ground again, but this thing sounds a lot better to me now. This is a very juvenile, somewhat corny record, obviously written by a bunch of 15-18 year-olds and that scores points with me in the same way those Flyin’ Spiderz LPs do. And, granted, the music on this LP never really picks up speed—there’s no shouting, screaming, or craziness. The disk basically hums along at it’s own merry speed, making this adequate music for such engaging tasks as folding clean socks, fresh out of the dryer, or, perhaps, fixing yourself a nice tuna casserole. I give it 1.5 Poopy thumbs up.