Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gore Obsessed - Bite it You Scum Tribute to GG Allin ep

Since today is GG Allin's birthday why not post a tribute ep?

Gore Obsessed is a one man band from Portland, OR, featuring Justin Grind. This ep was released as a tribute to the 20th Anniversary of GG Allin's death in 1993.

I have to say I really enjoyed the way that the songs were covered and would recommend it. Three of the five songs are covers, I believe that the other two are originals.

It is a free download over at the bands web site.

Here is the link:  http://www.goreobsessed.com/

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

GG Allin's birthday today

Jesus Christ Allin also known as Kevin Michael Allin better known as GG Allin was born on this day in 1956.

I have to say I always enjoyed GG Allin, I am not sure why. The songs covered everything from rape, self mutilation, fighting and alienation.

I always thought it was interesting that GG didn't seem to really go crazy until his wife left him. It seemed like after that he went off the deep end and started his road to self destruction.

I never got a chance to see Allin play. A friend of mine had him to an appearance at the record store that he owned. I asked him how it went. He told me that GG was well behaved posed with customers and there were no problems what so ever. I always regret making it to that in store appearance, but I was working and couldn't get away.  A few short years later GG was dead of a drug overdose. So, I guess I missed my chance to meet him.

I think that my favourite GG songs where his acoustic songs and his country music stuff. I also loved the somewhat cover song of Hank Williams Sr., "Family Tradition" done as "Scumfuck Tradition."

GG always said he was going to kill himself on Halloween on stage, but it never happened. I wonder what a much older GG Allin would be like? Would he still be rolling around on broken glass and his own shit on stage? Would he be chasing people around in the audience or fighting his own band members? I guess we will never know.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Ronnie Hayward Trio - Fun Luvin' Baby ep

Sometimes you just can't go wrong, and that is exactly  how I felt about buying this 50 cents and it has a pissed off looking Karl Malden on the cover, it has to be good and if it isn't who cares.

Well Ronnie Hayward of Vancouver, BC now living in France delivers four great Rock and Roll songs with a hint of Rock-a-Billy to boot. Kind of reminds of of the late Ray Condo and The Reverend Horton Heat at times which is not a bad thing at all.


All the songs are really good, I can't think of one that I really didn't enjoy.

This was released in 1998 on Thunder Records of Marseille, France.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3109985435/Ronnie%20Hayward%20Trio_%20the%20-%20Fun%20Luvin'%20Baby%20ep.rar

Rockin' Robin with the Fabulous Wailers - Rosalie 7"

Okay, we are going back a few years for this one, even way before I was born, but it is worth the trip for the A side alone.

Rockin' Robin with the Fabulous Wailers, were a Rock and Roll band from Tacoma, WA featuring New York born Robin Roberts on vocals.

Roberts had kind of a high pitched voice not quite as high as Chris Montz, but still kind of high. I found this to be very enjoyable music.

Side B is an interview with Dick Clark from 1959, which quite honestly I could have done without. Yeah, I guess it's kind of a cool piece of history, but still is it really needed? On top of all of this the sound quality is pretty bad.

Roberts was killed in a car accident in 1967 and that was the end of the Fabulous Wailers.

My advice is listen to the A side many times and listen to the B side once.

This was released in 1994 on Eticant of Tacoma, WA

Cheers,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/1227782153/Rockin'%20Robin%20with%20the%20Fabulous%20Wailers%20-%20Rosalie%207inch.rar

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Remnants - Nobody Home ep

It was a dollar well spent on this little ep. I really know nothing about this band. The website listed on the back gives a 404 page not found error, so all I can do is guess that this band maybe from somewhere in California.

Very enjoyable punk with what seems to me a touch of Oi, maybe? But this is really good stuff. All the songs are good. I just wish I knew more about the band.

This was released in 2002 and appears to have been a self release and nipple pink vinyl to boot, how can you go wrong?

I had a hard time getting this download to work, don't know if it's a glitch, so if you have issues downloading it let me know

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3924672534/Remnants_%20the%20-%20Nobody%20Home%20ep.rar

Kind of Slow....

After having a record posting July, seems like things have kind of slowed down. I'm trying to enjoy the dog days of summer, but there's a lot coming up.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders - Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby 7"

This is Pat Todd singer from the Lazy Cowgirls doing the solo thing.

I have to admit that I am a big Lazy Cowgirls fan, and I met Pat Todd rather briefly when they played in Portland back in the day. He was very nice and pleasant and gave me a demo tape that the band had done, very cool.

This 45 reminds me a lot of the Lazy Cowgirls. Two songs "Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby," and "Idle Time." Both songs are great, but I think "Idle Time," is my favourite.

I'm not sure if Pat has done anything else with the Rankoutsiders or not, as this is the only thing I could find on Discogs.com.

This was released in 2009 on Cutthroat Records ltd. to 500 copies on a green marble colour.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/687196920/Pat%20Todd%20%26%20the%20Rankoutsiders%20-%20Don't%20Worry%20'Bout%20Me%20Baby%207inch.rar

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dutch Savage dead at 78

Here is the obituary of Dutch Savage from the local news paper. Savage passed away on August 3rd from complications of a massive stroke a few months ago.

He is probably most famous for his "Coal Miners Glove" matches. I don't think I can think of anyone else who lays claim to that match as much as Dutch Savage.

I have to admit that I don't think I ever saw Savage wrestle, as he was retired by the time I started watching wrestling. My memories are of him being a commentator for Sandy Barr's wrestling promotion. Always a good story teller he will be missed.

Rest in Peace Francis Stewart aka Dutch Savage.

Here is a link from the Columbian on a story on Savage and a story on Canoe:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/aug/08/dutch-savage-portland-wrestling-dies-78/

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2013/08/04/21022981.html

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Open Relationship - Born Weird ep

This is a great all female band from Victoria, BC.

I picked this up when I was up in Victoria earlier this year and am just now getting around to listening to this wonderful punk rock ep called "Born Weird." Yeah sometimes it takes me a while to listen to stuff.

There are seven songs on this 45 and I have to say I enjoyed them all. "Born Weird," "Open Relationship," "Condom Aisle," and "Total Randoms, are my favourites. Not saying that the rest of them are not bad either.

Good straight up punk rock and roll from the capital of British Columbia and worth checking out.

This was released in 2012.

If you are looking for a copy of this look no further than this link to bandcamp:

http://openrelationship.bandcamp.com/album/born-weird-ep

Cheers,

Brian Guy




I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-Ups - Sharon Eliza Nichols

I've always enjoyed books like this, probably because I'm such a poor speller myself. So, when I saw this book I decided to pick it up and I was not disappointed.

There are some great examples of bad uses if apostrophes, comas and just plain bad spelling. Just look at the cover of the book and you can see that.

If this is up you alley then pick it up.

It was published in 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin of New York.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ron Carey - The Slightly Irreverent Comedy of Ron Carey LP

I always enjoyed Ron Carey on "Barney Miller" where he played officer Carl Levitt a somewhat annoying but caring officer who really wanted to be a detective but always thought it was his height that kept him from being promoted.

In real life Ron Carey was born Ronald Joseph Cicenia in Newark, NJ to Catholic parents and he himself was a very devout Catholic up until his death in 2007 from complications of a stroke.

I didn't even know that Carey had done stand up until I saw this record, at a shop who's name I can not remember off the top of my head, and when I saw it had some religious overtones I really had to think about it. I bought it and I'm happy I did.

Normally I would not bring up someone's religion but that is what makes up his standup routine. His takes on his faith come out pretty funny at times at times it falls kind of flat. I should point out that My Dad's family has a lot of Catholics in it, and although I was not raised Catholic I do understand some of it. Nothing like a good helping of humour thru Catholic Guilt.

On to the the actual record. The best bits are "Petey the Priest Kit," "Brother Love," a great take on faith healers and "The Liturgical Top Ten," which reminds me a little of George Carlin's WINO Radio bit, still it's pretty funny.

I enjoyed this record and am happy that I picked it up.

Released in 1967 on RSVP records in the US and Allied in Canada

Rest In Peace Ron Carey.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3145542849/Ron%20Carey%20-%20The%20Slightly%20Irreverent%20Comedy%20of%20Ron%20Carey%20LP.rar



Monday, August 5, 2013

No Fun - At the Disco ep + Don't Leave Me Hanging 7"


This is a repost of sorts I first posted this over at Down Underground a while ago, but that link is long since dead so here is a repost:

From Vancouver, BC in 1979. I don't know what to call this so, I'll just call it No Wave. There are a lot of different musical types on this little slab of vinyl, some I like more than others, Cowtown is my favourite song. One last thing, I love the name of the record label, "Werewolf T-Shirts Records."







The second 45 here is "Don't Leave Me Hanging." Same band two years later. I have to say this is pretty much up and up rock and roll. It doesn't even seem like the same band but it is. Again this is released on Werewolf T-shirt Records of Surrey, BC in 1981.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3083447251/No%20Fun%20-%20At%20the%20Disco%20ep.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/3041913274/No%20Fun%20-%20Don't%20Leave%20Me%20Hanging%207inch.rar

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Joe Naylor - I'm Canadian Beer 7"

I have to admit I really know nothing about Joe Naylor or Sean McConnell who did this record. There are a couple of clues:

1. They are apparently from Vancouver, BC.
2. They are both members of a band called Original Sinners (Who I have never heard of, at least this band called Original Sinners.)

So If you know anything about this band or these two people please let me know I'd love to hear it.

Onto the music. "I'm Canadian Beer," is a pretty interesting song complaining about the fact that Canadian brewers seem to go on strike every year. Not sure if this still happens or not. It's very low and durgie, drone styling of singing. It reminds me of another band from Texas who's name I can't remember off the top of my head.

"I Hate Fluorescent Lights!" reminds me of the Swiss band Yello.

Over all not a bad 45. I was expecting more Punk Rock than Wave, but it's still good.

Released on Friends/Hot Wax in 1980.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3582620740/Joe%20Naylor%20-%20I'm%20Canadian%20Beer%207inch.rar

Maggot Sandwich - Murder War ep

When you see a  name like this the first thing you think is this must be some kind of grindcore type thing, but no, with Maggot Sandwich of Pensacola, FL dishing out some really good punk rock. What we have here is short punk songs all political and pissed off.

Eight songs make up this little piece of clear vinyl, so you know the songs, like I said before are going to be short and sweet just the way it should be.

I have to say listening to this the band it has a very West Coast 80's feel to it, think of Dead Kennedys, D.I. or maybe even TSOL.


This was released on KML Records in 1993

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3569539171/Maggot%20Sandwich%20-%20Murder%20War%20ep.rar



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Moist and Meaty - Barely Human 7"

Moist and Meaty appear to have been a band out of Los Angeles, CA.

This is a strange little record. "Barely Human," is a great punk rock song but the flipside, "Too Big for My Britches," sounds like someone who listened to too many Eagles records.  It's not that it's bad, but it really doesn't do much for me. It's just kind of there.

"Barely Human," makes this worth wile to have, but just barely.

Released in 1987 on Blind Spot Records.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/1692283986/MM%20-%20Barely%20Human%207inch.rar