Wednesday, 17 September 2014

HVY DRT - Live !!!

This is rarer than rocking horse shit....HVY DRT,!

There were a number of reasons I started this blog and one of the main ones was the fact that HVY DRT hadn't appeared anywhere. To me they were a band who deserved to be much better known and appreciated.When I got there 12'', a million years ago, I was knocked out. They epitomised the SoCal sound that I'd hooked into from the rodney on the roq compilations of the early '80's.

So, it was with great suprise and excitement when I was contacted out of the blue by someone who knew the band and said they had a copy of a live tape. They'd managed to give it to someone in a studio who cleaned it up and this is the end result. I've had this for a few months, but as things are mental I've not had the time to post...poor excuse I guess.

I have no idea when this gig was, it wasn't the above date as I found that on a sharepoint site. I'll contact the very kind person who sent me this and update this post later on with facts. All the song titles are 100% correct, so apologies for not knowing the date, but I wanted to get this out there as it deserves to be heard...and appreciated :)

These guys are sooooo tight it's unreal. The songs off the ep are played with such skill they are hard to tell from the studio versions, clearly they're live, but they are tight as hell and played at the same tempo....almost note perfect across this whole show. Really impressive.

This is a real piece of history...a huge thanks to the fellow music obsessive who gave me this copy and the band for just being fucking great.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

DeJa Vu

I wasn't into most of the bands featured in this Ch4 documentary, but OMFG I miss the days of tribes more than I thought possible. How on earth can you ever successfully describe to a new music fan what it was like to walk past a stranger and see a badge, t-shirt, logo and share a knowing smile and wink?

How can you describe the feeling of discovering a new band in a sea of shit? The letter writing, the trading, the scores, the rip offs, the arseholes, the mad people, the ones you still talk to today, 30 years later? I've tried and they just don't get it.

Anyway, this is a documentary about the British hardcore scene shown VERY late at night, well early hours of the morning to be exact, and is really worth spending 22 minutes 30 seconds to watch.


Or you can try dazed

I have no idea if this if you're allowed to view this outside the UK; if you can't let me know and I'll try and rip it. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Best album of 2013.....

I don't want to leave sad news as the top title so I thought I'd post my favourite album of 2013.

Snuff have always been a firm fave of mine and I still can't work out why they aren't huge; they are such an underrated band. This album was their return to recording after a ten year break in between albums. This album has no filler tunes, although some would disagree, for me this is in their top three albums released.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gwar singer dies aged 50

Really sad news, again, and another one who's so young. 

I found out about this one via Boyd from Black Market Baby and to say it was a shock would be an  understatement. I have the first three Gwar albums and have followed them pretty closely ever since; missing the odd album here and there. Each of their albums are so easy on the ears, for me, and I loved the way that the humour came across, a blessing and a curse to them I'd guess. I think he wrote some great sing-a-long songs and I love his voice.

I saw them a few times in the early days and will never forget the second time with just a few hundred people. The next day you felt like you were in a special club as you could spot people who'd been to the gig as we all had redheads where the fake blood had sweated into skin pores. The world needs bands like Gwar; funny, irreverent with kicking's will be less fun without him around.

Rest in peace Dave.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

GI - Live Series

I mentioned a while ago about GI doing a downloadable live series.....just in case you aren't aware you can find it ... --> here.

...(picture shamelessly "borrowed" from said site....sorry/thanks Tom)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

How low can you go................?

On the evidence of this performance the answer is very, very, very low. I'd have repeatedly punched myself in the face had I paid to see this crap. Without a doubt this is worse then seeing Black Flag in their turgid, indulgent days.

For the love of god Greg stop playing under the BF name.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

New Chelsea album.........

Well it's not quite ready yet, but the link below is where you can pledge some cash to help them pay for the new album and get various options in return.


Friday, 6 September 2013

The Sensible Gray Cells - A Postcard From Britain

Captain Sensible & Paul Gray back together again.

Home page here where you can buy the cd or download (in October). I love Sensible so I'm bound to love this....and I do.

A track from the album.....

More stuff.........