Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hank Mizell - st ep

Hank Mizell was born in Daytona Beach, FL on November 9th, 1923 and died December 23rd, 1992 in Murfreesboro, TN.

So what is the music like? Well we have basic rockabilly here and it is really good stuff.

The song "Jungle Rock" got all the way to #3 in the UK in the 1970's.

I have to admit until I bought this disc I had never heard of Hank Mizell, but I have to say after listening to this southern fried rockabilly I want to hear more.

This was released in 1976 on Charly Records of the UK


Brian Guy

Monday, July 29, 2013

Milk Cult - Dosed Bernie - split 7"

 Apparently I've been listening to a lot of noise bands lately and this is no exception. Wonder if I need to see a doctor about this?

Milk Cult or Milkcult was a side project of a few members of Bozeman, Montana's Steel Pole Bathtub a band that I totally loved.

This is more on the ambient noise type of thing, still I kind of enjoy it. I don't think it's the kind of thing I could listen to over and over again, but it's still good.

Dosed Bernie I know nothing about, I think they are from Seattle, WA, but I am not 100% sure. Anyone Know for sure?
Pretty much more noise with stops and starts.                                          Interesting is the word I'd use for them.

This was released in 1994 on Box Dog Sound of Seattle, WA.

In the download I have included a hilarious letter that a concerned church goer wrote to their church regarding the church hosting a Rock n' Roll show. The language is what makes it hilarious.


Brian Guy

Pioneer Trucking and Roadbuilding in Oregon by Ed Gerber

This is a pretty interesting pamphlet that covers road building jobs that E.C. Gerber Construction Co., did all over the state of Oregon starting 1930-1978.

Most of the book covers the 30's and 40's and how different road building was before the modern freeways that we are so used to. This was back in the day when roads were muddy rutted paths at best at worse they were non existent.

E.C. Gerber Construction was based out of Oregon City, Oregon not far from where I grew up. I recognized a lot of the places and some of the family names that he mentioned, so this book kind of took me back in time a bit.


Brian Guy

This book was self published.

Alan Mills - Sings I Know an Old Lady and Other Funny Songs ep

Alan Mills, was a Quebecois who did a lot of folk songs in both English and French.

The sound quality on this ep is not the best, there are a lot of pops and more than a few skips, but the humour of children's songs made me have to post this.

On this little ep we have four songs. I've heard of all but one of the songs "One Wide River to Cross."

The Song, "I Know an Old Lady," makes me wonder what this woman did for a living in her past. Kind of one of those things that you never think about when you are a kid, and probably a good thing.

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm," always a great song and last but not least a song that for some reason sticks out in my childhood, "Froggie Went a-Courtin'."

Pretty light stuff and if you can handle the sound quality of a 44 year old piece of vinyl it's well worth it.


Brian Guy

Released by Scholastic Records of New York, in 1969

Friday, July 26, 2013

Earle Mankey - Maumau 7"

I had no idea who Earle Mankey was when I bought this album, but since it was on Bomp! I decided to take a chance.

From what I can find out online Earle Mankey was born in Washington state, but ended up in the Los Angeles area first as a musician and then a producer as such acts as: The Runaways, The Long Ryders and Concrete Blonde.

As for this little 45, I don't know how to describe it. There are elements of rock and experimental music. This would be a good fit on a Ralph Records compilation.

So, if you want to try something new, give this a try.

Released in 1978 on Bomp! records


Brian Guy

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Macc Lads - Three Bears The Best of 1982 -1988 DVD (review)

The Macc Lads from Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK are a band that I get confused with the Pork Dukes, mostly because their lyrical content is pretty much the same.

Macc Lads use juvenile humour, somewhat politically incorrect, but kind of funny. According to Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens the Macc Lads "Filth - The Most Disgusting Thing I Have Ever Heard! and that was in response to the album "Beer & Chips & Sex & Gravy." Probably justified but I have to say I found some of the songs pretty funny, more about that later.

"Three Bears," has live shows, videos and an interesting news report regarding the band. Good quality, sound and Video. It captures the band from 1982-1988.

The Second half of this DVD is from a show Live at the Gallery in Manchester 27/12/85. I normally hate live shows, but this works and captures the band pretty well.

As for the songs. You get the typical songs of cheap women, drugs & drink and even sheep shagging.  I found their version of The Ramones, "Blitzkrieg Bop" called "Eh Up! Lets Sup!" pretty darn good. The video to "No Sheep till Buxton," is pretty damn funny. Yeah and there's a cover of "Jingle Bells."

Okay, now here's the deal with this. The Macc Lads seem to be having fun and not taking themselves seriously it's pretty much school boy humour like the for mentioned Pork Dukes. Now, as for bands like GG Allin and the Mentors, I think they actually took themselves seriously. That being said I liked some of GG Allin's stuff, but I'm not going to try and defend him.

Back to The Macc Lads. I find it pretty damn funny that they are wearing "I'm a Sun Lover" T-shirts as in the lovely publication the Sun in the UK.

Just for fun I've included the video of "No Sheep till Buxton."

Interesting stuff, not the most intelligent band I've ever head, but enjoyable none the less.

This was released on MVD of Oaks, PA not exactly sure when.


Brian Guy

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mahalium - Du Ar Sald! ep

Here we have punk rock from Falkoping, Sweden.

I don't speak Swedish so I was having to use what little translations that they provided with the insert. Seems pretty left wing, not that, that is a bad thing.

This was released by Falafel Media of Helsingborn, Sweden in 2001.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sex Pistols - Randys Rodeo 1978 LP

I have been thinking about posting this for a while now, and finally said what the hell. I ripped it and here we are.

First off, I've always enjoyed the Sex Pistols. Even if they were pretty much a prefab band put together by Malcolm McLaren to sell clothes at his shop. I still enjoy them for what they are straight up punk rock.

Along the same area, I really couldn't give a toss about where punk rock started. New York, London, California, Detroit, Piddle Patch, KY. The reason I don't care is it doesn't matter.

Punk is what it is. I enjoy all flavours of punk from left wing gutter punks and Commies, cowpunk, and all the way to some of the RAC bands, but that's just me. If you want to piss and moan about who started  punk please take it some place else because, I really don't care or feel like it's an issue. If you want to talk about the history of punk that's different, but don't give me any elitist bullshit either as I don't care.

As for this album it is a recording of the Sex Pistols show from Randys Rodeo in San Antonio, TX Jan. 8th 1978.

The sound quality is pretty spotty but considering this is from 1978, I'm not going to complain too much. I found it very enjoyable and kind of like a piece of history.

When I ripped this I did it as one track, so it would be just like the show was. I might break it down track, by track later if you are interested drop me a line, and we will see what I can do.

This bootleg was released by Trade Mark of Quality from where and when I do not know.

Enjoy the spirit of 77,

Brian Guy

Quality is Job .... What?

So, if you are trying to promote quality and excellence wouldn't you think you'd make sure that a calendar was done right? Oh well.

Kind of makes you wonder doesn't it?


Brian Guy

Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's never over until the ball stops bouncing....

I guess this is one of those don't celebrate before the game really is over moments. Who do you feel sorry for the GK or the guy taking the penalty shot?

I hope the guy who made this kick bought a lotto ticket.


Brian Guy

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Loafin' Hyenas - Scatter 7"

I really enjoy T. Tex Edwards and all the bands that he has been in and the Loafin' Hyenas are no exception to that rule.

As far as I know they only released two seven inch records and an LP/CD which is a shame because what I've heard is really good.

Two songs "Scatter" and "Move it." make up this release "Scatter" reminds me a lot of The Reverend Horton Heat to me another band that I enjoy. "Move it" has a more garage rock, bluesy feel to it. Good release.

Now all I need to do is hunt down the LP/CD to complete my Loafin' Hyenas collection.

This was released in 1989 on SFTRI.


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F*** You Rock and Roll Portraits by Neil Zlozower

This is just a weird book. When I was 12 or 13 I would have chuckled at all the pages of middle fingers being waved about and got some good yuks in, but at a little over 40, I look at it like, "Wow, Rock Stars flipping the bird to a camera big deal."

That's not to say that the book doesn't have it's moments. Some of the pictures of hair metal bands and thrash metal bands in here take me back in time. For some reason a lot of Van Halen pictures. Maybe Eddie Van Halen is just saying he's #1?

On of the funniest (if not depressing things) are two photos of glam metal band Warrant (who did that god awful song "Cherry Pie") from 1990 and 2008, man have they aged, but I guess we all have.

There are a lot of big named acts in here: Slayer, Anthrax, Van Halen, Poison, Ratt, Motley Crew, Korn (yuck) to name a few then there are the also not so big acts: Laas Rockit (Who did one of the worst covers of "Holiday in Cambodia" I have ever heard), White Lion. Black n' Blue (horrible metal from Portland, but funny. Long story.) to name a few.

The strangest picture of all is that of Kianna Dior. I had no Idea who she was. I had to look her up on the Internet, she is an adult film star. Not sure what the connection is there, Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll maybe?

This book originally sold for $14.95 I'm glad I only paid $2.50 for it, because truth be told if it was anymore money I would have passed on it.

It's interesting, but is this a book that really needed to be made?

Released by Chronicle Books of San Francisco in 2008

Buy if if you dare or care.


Brian Guy

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair wanted in North Carolina

What in the world has happened to "Nature Boy" Ric Flair?

Seems like the last few years have not been kind to this legend of the ring. Growing up I always liked Ric Flair real name Richard Fliehr because he was such a good heel and seemed to have his life in order.

Well, it looks like "Space Mountain," has crashed and burned. Now he has an arrest warrant due to not paying spousal support to his estrange wife Jacqueline Beems  (I think this is wife four or five not sure, I could be wrong.) to the tune of $32,000.

I read his biography a couple of years ago and found it lacking any of the charisma that Flair had in the ring. A friend of mine read it and had the same opinion.

All of that is besides the point, it's sad that such a person of his caliber, that the Republican Party in North Carolina has in the past talked about running for political office.

Now he's a wanted man, "say it ain't so Nature Boy."


Brian Guy

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bluesman T-Model Ford passes away

I just read that T-Model Ford born James Lewis Carter Ford has passed away age is really unknown his birthday has been listed as being between 1920 and 1925, the day of his death is known, July 16th at his home in Greenville, MS.

Being very selective of blues artist that I like, T-Model Ford is one that I really have enjoyed over the years. From his releases on Fat Possum to the seven inch that he cut for SFTRI "For the Love of Jesus," series I have enjoyed them all.

This is just good old fashion blues with a delta feel to it.

Rest in Peace T-Model Ford.

This was released in 1999 on Sheep Records of Switzerland.


Brian Guy

Less Than Jake - Slayer 7"

I never thought in a million years I'd be posting something from Less Than Jake on my blog.

It's not that I don't like Less Than Jake, it's just I don't really care for ska that much. Ska for the most part is annoying to me, there are exceptions, but they are few and far between and this is one of them.

So, why am I posting this? Well, I have always been a big fan of Slayer. I almost wrecked a car listening to "Hell Awaits" because I was laughing so hard, but I digress.

What we have on this slab of blood red orange vinyl (at least that's the colour I think it is, I'm kind of colour blind) is two great covers of Slayer Songs by Gainesville, Florida's Less Than Jake.

When I first saw this in the record store, My first reaction is what is this? Then I was kind of hesitant it was $10. and I really don't like ska, so I thought about it for a couple of seconds and said, "What the Hell, I like covers and I like Slayer what can go wrong?"

In this case nothing went wrong this is really, really well done. Less Than Jake does a fantastic job of combining Thrash Metal and Ska. "Evil has no Boundaries," and "Antichrist," are the songs that are covered and they rock.

Chris DeMakes almost sounds like Tom Araya at times on both songs which is pretty amazing and the guitar work is pretty good to. As for the horns, well they sound good too. (can't believe I said that).

This was released in 1996 on No Idea of Gainesville, FL

I know I didn't post anything when Jeff Hanneman passed away earlier this year, I feel kind of guilty about not posting any thing since I really enjoy Slayer, but I really didn't know really what to say, so I guess this is it.

Cascasia Clash: Sounders Versus Timbers by Geoffrey C. Arnold

I really did not enjoy this book on the MLS rivalry between Seattle and Portland very much at all. I felt it was really lacking something.

Right off the bat the book covers just the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers for the Cascadia Cup, there's a problem with that, the Vancouver Whitecaps are also part of the Cup and they get mentioned once in the whole book. This left me with kind of a WTF moment.

If this book had been called something like just "Sounders Versus Timbers," I think it would have been a more honest title.

The book does cover the matches that the two teams have played, but it all seems very dull with little life to it.

Of the books eleven chapters the only two that I really enjoyed were the ones on the players and coaches. The other chapters on the Fans and oddities two name a few really did little for me.

It really did seem like Arnold was trying to set this up like some kind of rivalry of the likes of some of the UK Premier or Spanish League and it just didn't work at all for me.

Other people may love this book but to me, it was pretty much a waste of reading time.

Published by History Press of Charleston, SC in 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tribute to Bruiser Brody and Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy

Lawrence, KS Cocknoose covers both of the wrestlers that this post is about.

Invader #1 must Die is about the man who murdered Frank Goodish aka Bruiser Brody in a locker room on this day in 1988 in Puerto Rico

There was an altercation and Jose Gonzales aka The Invader #1 stabbed Brody to death.

Brody was one of my favorite heals and was a true giant in the business of pro wrestling. Just look on You Tube for some of his matches with Abdullah the Butcher. These matches were hardcore before hardcore was even a tag line.
Above is an the insert that came with the record. I know it's hard to read but it's worth it if you want to know more about Bruiser Brody.

The other man that we pay tribute to is Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy  of the Fabulous Freebirds from Badstreet USA in Atlanta, GA. Gordy died in 2001on this date
at his home in Soddy Daisy, TN. Gordy and the Freebirds battles with the Von Erichs in WCCW were the things of legends.

This was released on Jettison of Durham, NC in 1993


Brian Guy

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Last Resort - Never Get a Job (video)

These old Geezers are still around playing some pretty good OI! style rock and roll.

This is the only thing that I've heard off the new album called "This is My England."which was released this month on Randale Records of Germany. Get it here:

If this one song "Never Get a Job" is any indication of the album it is worth looking for and picking up.


Brian Guy

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Original The Sweeney TV Show

Life is strange sometimes, I had planned on posting this as I really love the song "The Sweeney," which is about the British TV series of the same name that was on in the mid-70's.

Unfortunately I have only seen one or two episodes of the show due to not being able to find it here in the states.

I had some things to do, and was happy to find at Costco of all places the complete series of the original "The Sweeney." Needless to say I couldn't pass this up and bought the complete series.

Boy I have some TV viewing to do now.

For those of you who are unaware of the show, it stared John Thaw as DI Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as DS George Carter. They were member of the   Flying Squad which is the Sweeney (it's Cockney for Sweeney Todd = Flying Squad). They drank a lot and broke a lot of rules to get the job done. Back in the 70's this was cutting edge stuff.

As a result of finding this and also because the UK OI! band Retaliator released the song "The Sweeney,"  Here is Retaliator's 45 "The Sweeney."

The 45 was released on Camden Town Records of Spain in 2003.


Brian Guy

Anti-Nowhere League - So What...

Another great song from these UK legends. I always liked this song it's filthy and funny at the same time.

Just one question, I do have is who was more offencive Anti-Nowhere league or GG Allin? Food for thought.


Brian Guy

Friday, July 12, 2013

Anti-Nowhere League - I Hate People (video)

Always loved this song, and after having a day that would make Mother Teressa kick babies, this is a good way to end the day.


Brian Guy

Live at the Rat 2xLP - VA

A pretty cool little compilation featuring quite a few Boston, MA bands.

Unfortunately the album covers have some pretty bad water damage toward the bottom and smell of mold. Lucky for me the vinyl is in really good shape and the sound quality is good as well.

This double LP was recorded over three nights September 27th, 28th and 29th of 1976 at the Rat located at 528 Commercial Ave., Boston, MA.

As for the bands There are some well known bands like DMZ, The Real Kids and Third Rail. The lesser known bands, at least for me are: Willie "Loco" Alexander Boom Boom Band, Susan, Thundertrain, Marc Thor, Sass, The Infliktors and The Boize.

There's some punk, some metal, some rock and roll here. I found it very enjoyable to listen to this. You are lucky you don't have to deal with the mold smell.

Released on Rat Records in 1976.


Brian Guy

What a football goal!!

Now, I have to admit I'm not football (soccer) expert, but when a streaker shows up on the pitch takes a pass and scores a goal something seems amiss.

Either she's really lucky or this was staged.


Brian Guy

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bad the future

If you find a link that doesn't work please let me know.

It will not kill you to post a quick note that the link is broken, plus it will mean I can take care of it and fix it so you can download what ever you are trying to download.

Update: I found two more links that were bad, apparently my cut and past job from my web sharing service isn't up to snuff.

I guess this is what happens when you don't go to kindergarden.

I also changed the design of the page a bit and added a few more blogs that I follow.

If you have a blog that you think I might enjoy, let me know and it might get included in my little list.


Brian Guy

Lew Jones - I Can't Believe You Don't Love Me 7"

Not at all punk rock, this is more or less folk with rock over tones.

Lew Jones has been in the Portland, OR music scene since the mid 70's, doing pretty much the same type of music ever since.

"I can't believe You Don't Love Me," is more rock and roll than the flipside, "Honey in the Sun," which is straight up folk.

This was released in 1980 on Terwilliger Records.


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Jinx - st ep

This is not the OI! band from Sweden, but a Punk band from the windy city, Chicago, IL.

When I first saw this little ep, I thought it was the band from Sweden, but after looking at the back I realized it was another band called the Jinx from the states. I decided to pick it up anyways I figured $3.00 for a used record for and it's Red Vinyl to boot what can go wrong?

In this case, nothing could go wrong. This is a very enjoyable record, Good punk rock all the way around.

"Talking Shit," the first song on this record is my favourite and that's not to say that the other three songs are bad either, they are good too.

There is one strange thing about this record. All the band members names seem to be Polish and the tag line is "If You Don't Like Our Accent, Try Singing in our Language."  So are they using Polish names as Pseudonyms or are they actually of Polish descent?

Now, to be honest I did not hear any accent at all, but maybe that's just me.

This was put out in 1996 or 1997 by They Still Make Records of Chicago, IL and is limited to 200 copies


Brian Guy

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Adverts - Safety in Numbers 7"

TV Smith and friends bring us these two songs of KBD punk.

While this may not be as great as "Looking Through Gary Gilmore's Eyes," Both of these songs are still good.

"Safety in Numbers" and We Who Wait," are good songs and are enjoyable non the less.

This was released in 1977 in Anchor records.


Brian Guy

CFL US Schedule

Okay here is the US Broadcast listing for this 2013 season. (better late than never I guess).

Now if I could only get ESPN3, Oh well.


Brian Guy

Ghosts by Seymour Simon

First off this is a children's book.

Now you may be asking why is someone who is almost 43 years old reading a kids book about ghost? The Answer being that I do believe that I read this book as a kid and just decided to pick it up and read it again.

The book is pretty simplistic. It really doesn't go into much detail on the ghost stories that it covers, but at the same time when was a kid. I really wasn't into the hardcore facts I just wanted to read about ghost.

Some of my favourite stories that they write about are the 50 Berkeley Square Haunting in London, The many Ghost of the White House, the SS Watertown Phantoms and last but not least a personal favourite "Phantom Hitchhikers."

There are a couple of other stores about a haunted French Castle, the Moving Coffins in Barbados, Hell Hounds, and my least favourite story of all a Long Island Poltergeist. (I never have enjoyed stories about poltergeists.)

My favourite story is the one of "The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall," The picture of the brown lady is actually on the cover of the book. I'd have to say that this is probably one of the best known ghost photos of all time. If you want to read more about it pick up this book or google or dogpile it.

Who says kids books are just for kids?

This was originally published in 1976 by J.B. Lippincott Company of Philadelphia, PA. It has been republished in 2011 by Dover Publications of Mineola, NY, which is the version that I reviewed.


Brian Guy

Friday, July 5, 2013

Flash Friday

Seeing this picture made me wonder something, does "Flash Friday," still exist?

I remember a local hauler used to have a license plate holder that said "Flash Friday," and was lit up on his trailer.

Just wondering.


Brian Guy

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!

 Happy 4th of July to those of us in the states and our solders overseas. I've been trying to figure out what music to post for the holiday and I just couldn't really think of anything that really did it for me, so I've decided to do some wrestling pictures that I've collected over the years that are sort of patriotic.

First we have a bloody Don Kernodle waving old glory after fighting Ivan Koloff in a dog collar match (also in the picture is Ricky Steamboat and Tommy Young).

That is one of the thing that I miss is back when I was younger there was always a special wrestling show for the 4th. Don't think that has happened in years.
Next we have one of my favourite female wrestlers of my youth Misty Blue Simmes, just wanted to put her picture up.

Even if I do post a lot of Canadian stuff on this blog, but I am an American and I do love my country.

I hope everyone has a good and safe 4th of July hopefully next year I will think of something better.

God Bless America.


Brian Guy

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Intensity (NJ) - s/t ep

I'm not sure what to call this. I guess it's considered SxE, but it's pretty patriotic SxE and that's not a bad thing.

This band out of New Jersey is pretty damn good.
The Best songs on this EP in my opinion are "Eagle" about the bald eagle and "This Land," their take on the countries woes.

If you are looking for a band to compare them to, I'd say Gorilla Biscuits,  Judge or even early Agnostic Front as they have a very NYC hardcore/SxE feel to them.

I don't consider myself a SxE expert, but I did really enjoy this ep.

Released in 1990 on Common Sense Records of Rockville, MD.


Brian Guy

The Inland Emperors - Hey, Hey Blake Pirtle 7"

Three pretty good punk rock songs from this band from Greenacres, WA  or Green Acres, WA.  Yes, that is the name of the place don't know if it was named after the 60's TV show or not.

Nevertheless this is a good band that turns out some pretty good punk rock. All three songs seem to have a drug theme to them, of course if I lived in the Spokane Valley I'd probably have a drug problem too. No offence it's just not one of my favourite places in the state of Washington.

I saw this on line for fifty bucks, glad I got it for four bucks.

Released on Bag of Hammers Records in 1994


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CFL will be shown in the States this year

Good news it looks like the CFL will be shown in the states on ESPN2. Thursday on the 4th of July the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Montreal Alouettes Live at 16:00pt

It doesn't look like they are going to be showing all the games but they will be showing some of the games.

This makes total sense to me since ESPN owns TSN which shows the CFL games in Canada.

I'm a happy man, sort of some games are better than none.

If you are wondering why I have a picture of Angelo Mosca Sr. here it's because I'm a fan of his and he is in the Canadian Football HOF.

Yeah, The Tiger-Cats and the Lions had bad games last week, but the season is still young.

Brian Guy

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

It's July First which in Canada is Canada Day. So, Happy Canada day to my neighbours to the north.

And what a way to celibrate the holiday but with a couple of versions of "Oh, Canaduh,"

We have the original version by the Subhumans and the NomeansNo cover of it.

Good music for a holiday.

Don't get me wrong I love Canada. If it wasn't for Canada, my mother's family wouldn't have ended up in the states, via St. Thomas, ON. As a result I have a bit of Canada in me.

I thought about posting some more Stompin' Tom, but I think I've just about posted all the Stompin' Tom that I have.

NoMeansNo was released on Allied Recordings of San Francisco, CA in 1991

The Subhumans is a bootleg of the original.

Celebrate the holiday by watching some CFL


Brian Guy