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

Cold Dead Handz - The First ep

Today we have the Cold Dead Handz - The First ep. Near as I can tell this is the only release from this band from either Portland, OR/Salem, OR. The drawing on the cover is wearing a hat that says Salem and is holding a bag from Muchas Gracias a local Mexican fast food chain.(For some reason that did not show up on the scan. I have a new scanner and am still trying to figure it out.) If you happen to be in SW Washington or the Willamette Valley in Oregon and see a Muchas Gracias, I suggest the Oregon Burrito very good.

Enough about food now, about the music good fast paced hardcore. The name of this band reminds me of the metal bands of the 1980's using Z instead of S. Maybe that's why I can't spell.

There were only 100 of this record pressed, so this might be your only chance to get a listen of this.

Favourite Song: "Nothing Forever"

Released in 2006 on Prosthetic Brain Records.


Brian Guy

Sunday, October 9, 2016

City Of Churches - st ep

Here we have a band that I know nothing about, including the titles of the songs.

City of Churches is pretty much straight up grindcore with second long songs, in this case 62 untitled songs of mayhem.

In away I'm glad that they didn't include the titles as it would have been a big pain in the ass to tag them all.

So, the question is, does anyone know anything about this band?


Brian Guy