Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Well everyone, it's Thanksgiving here in the states a time of gathering with the family and good times.

Incase you have never seen the show this is from the Canadian TV show "Kids in the Hall."  I should have posted this on Canadian Thanksgiving, (That's why they mention baseball not football.) to be honest I forgot about this clip until a few days ago.

There always has to be one person at the table that seems to go a little nuts and that's what we have here. Hope you aren't that person.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving,

Brian Guy

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fast Idle Screw - Bob Pine 7"

Interesting music from this Baltimore, Maryland band.

I really liked this 45. Musically I'd say it's new wave with some electronic thrown in for good measure.

When listening to this it would be easy to think that this could easily be on Ralph Records.

As Far as I know this is their only release, which is too bad because this is really a keeper.

This was released in 1987 on Sped Records.

Sorry I'm keeping this short, but I am watching the Edmonton Eskimos at Ottawa Redblacks for the Eastern Championship of the CFL. Go Redblacks.


Brian Guy

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Elvis Hitler ‎– Supersadomasochisticexpialidocious cs


Today we take another trip down memory lane with Detroit, Michigan's Elvis Hitler. (Before people start freaking out this is not a Nazi band.) I used to own all three of their records on either cassette or CD, some place down the line I either misplaced then or just out and out lost them. So, here I go rebuilding my Elvis Hitler collection with a cassette that I bought off of Amazon.

I really enjoyed this band a lot back in the early '90's and would listen to Disgraceland, Hellbilly and  Supersadomasochisticexpialidocious quite a bit. The combination of punk, cowpunk and rockabilly really did a lot for me.  I think Jim Leedy's voice is really cut out for this combination of musical styles.

Unfortunately, I only got to kind of see Elvis Hitler once. I say kind of because they only got done with one song before an all out riot started between a group of boneheads, security, and SHARPS. It really pissed me off because I was really stoked to see the band play. Oh well, at least I got to see them play one song live. As soon as all hell was breaking loose the band quietly took their equipment down and walked off the stage. I put two and two together and came up with time to get the hell out of dodge. The person who I was with started freaking out and we left before the police showed up.

Supersadomasochisticexpialidocious was their third and final release and they went out with a pretty damn good release. The revisit the song "Ghoul" for this album which I have always thought was kind of weird but oh well. The best songs on this album, "Shotgun Shell," a song about love and betrayal. "Shove that Sax" another great song, especially because I really hate saxophones. I'm not sure why but the sound of a saxophone really makes me cranky. "Bury the Hatchet," and Flathead Boogie" are also great songs.

I honestly doubt that this or any of the other Elvis Hitler releases will be re-released, but who knows, stranger things have happened.

This was released in 1992 on Restless records.


Brian Guy

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cripple Bastards - Wretched - Chaos is Non Musica split ep

Today we take a trip to Italy for a split of two great Italian hardcore bands.

Cripple Bastards from Asti and Wretched from Milano.

Enjoyable split ep from these two wonderful bands. All the songs are sung in Italian, and since I don't speak or understand Italian, I couldn't really understand the songs. Never the less I did really enjoy this record.

According to Discogs this was released out of South America, but that's all it really says and there is information that there were 1000 copies of this made and it was released in 1996. This was a bootleg.

I've included a link to a Cripple Bastards website which has a little more information on this release. If you are interested it has information on a lot of their releases.


Brian Guy

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Continental Kids, the - ちくしょう 7"

Today we are going to the land of the rising sun for this slab of vinyl the home of The Continental Kids.

To be quite honest, I really don't know very much about Japanese punk and I had a hard time finding out much about this band. The only real thing I could find online was from a blog called "Punk Rock Japan" here is what was on that site:
"Japan and the origin of hard-core punk band-of-Kyoto "SS". "SS", based on 1981, THE CONTINENTAL KIDS is formed.
THE CONTINENTAL KIDS mainly in the Kansai is LAUGHIN'NOSE, THE STALIN of the east with Japan's core punk scene to making significant

So, I guess that they are from Kyoto? Make what you want of the above statement. If anyone knows anything more about this band please feel free to let me know.

I really wasn't sure what to expect when I first listened to it. This really doesn't sound like punk to me it sounds more like metal. That doesn't mean it's bad or good that's just what it sounds like to me. With that being said, the band also looks like they could be a new wave band. There was also a YouTube video saying that they were a hardcore band. I guess you are on your own to figure out what you think it sounds like. Not that it really matters, good music is good music.

I looked up the Japanese title on Google Translate and according to Google Translate ちくしょう means "beanbag," ok I'll have to trust them on this one.

The flipside on this is"Jhonny Gun." I have to admit that I like the flipside better that the A side. It seems more catchy to me.

This was released in 1984 on Beat Crazy Records.


Brian Guy

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Eat the Turnbuckle - The Great Ameican Bash Your Head in cdep

Today we have total mayhem from Philadelphia's Eat the Turnbuckle. This cdep is not for everyone. All of the songs have to do with pro wrestling in on way or another. I'd say it's pretty fair assumption that the band members are wrestling fans and are pretty proud of the wrestling heritage in Philly and have a special love for the original ECW. Maybe that's why I like this so much because I loved the old ECW. I find the name of the cdep "The Great American Bash Your Head in" pretty funny as it's a play on the old "Great American Bash" PPV That the NWA had for many years. Don't know if the WWE is still doing it or not nor do I really care.

I enjoyed this for the most part some of the sound bites seem to drag on forever an example is the song "Suplex City" It makes you just say get on with the music. Once the music starts, it's a great song. The songs themselves are very good hardcore with growling vocals.

The best song is the cover of "Invader #1 Must Die." They truly do this song justice. I can't remember if Cocknoose did this song first of if it was Antiseen, not that it matters because it is wonderful executed.

Some back ground on "Invader #1 Must Die." It is about the murder of Bruiser Brody (Frank Donald Goodish) in a locker room in Puerto Rico most likely committed by the booker Invader #1 (Jose Gonzalez). There had been some problems between the two and Brody was stabbed to death. If you search the web you can find out more about the murder if you want, if you don't that's fine to.

This was released by HPDG in 2016  on Bandcamp you can buy a digital copy for $5.55 US or a physical copy of the CDEP for $7 US.

One nice thing about Bandcamp is you can listen before you buy. Below is the link to the Eat the Turnbuckle page.


Brian Guy

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving (Canada) & Happy Columbus Day (USA)

Okay this has nothing to do with either holiday, but I felt like celebrating with a little Stompin' Tom.
Enjoy the CFL double header today.


Brian Guy