Hey! Are you a fan of Los Crudos, Limp Wrist, or N/N?
If so, I’m betting that a huge part of that is due to the excellent hardcore vocal stylings of Martin Sorrondeguy. Well, here’s his latest band, the mighty Needles!
This is straight forward DIY hardcore full of passion. No frills, no machismo, no bullshit. Look, you already know where you stand on this. It’s fucking Martin Sorrondeguy. You love him and his bands, or you don’t (in which case, you might be an asshole).
Internal Autonomy were a UK anarcho band from the late-80s/early-90s. They sound as though they could have been on Bluurg, or Crass Records six or seven years prior. A very post-punk/spacy sound, with haunting female vocals (at least on their earlier material).
This 7” came out in 1991 on a German label. I believe this is the last release with their vocalist, as the next release (the excellent Only You Have The Power double-7” on Profane Existence) has a completely different vocalist.
This came with a poster that I really should get around to putting up…
I bought this for one specific reason: the Garmonbozia side. Their side consists of the last tracks the band recorded before disappearing. Including an excellent version of Amebix’ “Last Will And Testament”. It’s a damn shame Garmonbozia broke up, but I’m glad they at least left us with these songs. They’re darker than the songs on their first LP (particularly the song “Death”), and more haunting than before.
On the flipside is Silence Means Death, who I’m a little more “meh” about. Maybe it’s just because they seemed like an odd pairing for Garmonbozia, or in comparison they seem more generic. Either way, they really didn’t do it for me. Again, I bought this on the basis of Garmonbozia.. and I was not disappointed at all!
The third and final Criminal Damage LP. Not as perfect as their first two (this was recorded in multiple sessions over a few years, ya dig), but still a damn fine punk record regardless! Obviously this was one of my top records of 2013. Especially after finally getting to see ‘em at Varning Fest in Montreal.
In case you’re (super) late to the party, this is the finest Blitz worship going today. These PDX punks make you feel like you’re walking around Camden Town in 1982.
Hey, so… remember that time that asshole in Montreal was at a yard sale and found the acetate for the first Velvet Underground LP for 50 cents or whatever? And he wasn’t a fan of the band, so he sold it to a record label and paid for his college with the money he made?
Here’s the result - for the first time ever, an officially-released version of those sessions. Cleaned up nicely, with alternate versions of some songs. The only other version I’ve ever heard was a bunch of shitty mp3s. I’m very happy this got pressed properly.
In short, this is one of the best records in Chumbawamba’s 31 year history!
An attack on the music industry, capitalism, and hypocrisy. From 1986, but still extremely relevant in 2014.
This needs to be repressed. Just saying.
Without overstating the obvious, this is a pretty ridiculous record.
For one, it’s a picture disc 12” single. Let that sink in for a second.
And two, this is Motorhead featuring Ice-T on backup vocals.
And third, this is from the “Air Heads” soundtrack. Remember, that movie with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi?!
The song is great. Unfortunately, this 12” features five vaguely (but not overtly) different versions of the same song. Yikes.
The second release from Minneapolis pissheads Misery!
This came out in 1989, right after the classic Born, Fed… Slaughtered EP. 25 years later, the band’s sound has hardly changed at all. Same members, and many of the songs are still in their set today.
This has been out of print for so many years, although Crimes Against Humanity Recs put out the Early Years CD (and Sin Fronteras put out the LP version) in 2000, featuring all of the early singles.
This was an expensive one, but worth every penny. In perfect condition.
"People" is one of the best Action Pact songs ever written.
This EP came out in 1983, and also features the songs “Times Must Change”, and “Sixties Flix”.
Really, Minor Threat needs no introduction. Duh.
This is the Salad Days EP, which was their final release. This is the original version from 1985, which arrived in immaculate condition along with a few other classic records.
Yeah, this is my fave Minor Threat release. It showed a much more mature side to Minor Threat, and was the perfect “farewell” release.