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lördag 17 maj 2014

Murderers Row - The Bully Breed CD (2011)

01. The bully breed
02. Piss poor working class
03. Might makes us right!
04. Hudson suds
05. With us or against us
06. Rat poison
07. Plunder and pillage
08. Our time is short
09. Hell bent for rock'n'roll
10. Train wreck
11. Stupid mother fucker
12. Weight of the world
13. Never drink again

Released by Durty Mick Records in 2011.

Even though the cover tells a tale of genre clichées this latest adventure by MR is far from generic Oi! for both good and bad (sadly enough mostly bad).

Murderers Row is far from favourites and i have gone on about their tired songs about drinking on other reviews. This might sound a bit doublestandard since i love bands like Bovver Wonderland and The Loose Skrews whose whole existence as a band revolves around hefty amounts of alcohol and lyrics about it. Gladly MR has left their boozeinfested lyrics (to some extent) and try new ground like Viking-raids and Might makes us right about the superiority of Oi! amongst subculture scenes filled with emo's and corpsepainted kids. With new lyrics though i can search elsewhere for things to rubb me the wrong way and this time around it's their attempt to make some Country/Hard rock/Oi! crossfaded bullshit filled with awkward guitarmasturbation and songs that the band take to serious (track8).

The mess comes next to some actually awesome songs though so all i can do is give them a patt on the back for trying something different. This band has proven themselves with their two first albums and have "punkpoints" enough to go experimenting. It might have failed (for me) this time but with songs like The bully breed, Might makes us right and Plunder and pillage i can forgive them for songs like Hell bent for rock'n'roll (what the fuck where you guys thinking?).
Be on the lookout for their latest album called Liberty denied out now on Skinflint Records. I will surely ggive them a second chance.
Promo for 2014 album

tisdag 13 maj 2014

Back from Spain.

So with way to little goat in my stomache (never knew Spain was obsessed with eating Rabbit..), skin that makes me look more Nubian than Swedish and one more year on my back (turned 32 over there) i will start uploading some stuff again. Noticed "blogger" as a forum is dead though since only 2 of the punkbloggs i follow had updated their flow in two weeks (what the hell happened to blogger anyway?). As a diehard soul i'll go against the flow and try to keep at least this little blogg alive (since i deleted VHS-ploitation).

söndag 27 april 2014

Mountain man

Will be going away to the sunny mountains of Frigiliana come Thuesday. Feasting on goats, drinking cervezas and terrorizing the locals will be the main event so no uploads for a while. Will upload some Spanish tunes on Fuck Yeah 'til then though.
So long suckers.

tisdag 22 april 2014

National pride worldwide Vol.2 - The spirit of St George CD (2014)

The most epic album serie gets even more epic as Bernando Says!!! (me) delivers the second installment of National Pride World Wide to the shores of the saxons. Brutalising and forcing patriotic passion down the throats of the weak and unaware. This could very well be the most free, illegal and patriotic bootleg that has ever been produced.
Happy St George's day!!

Resistance 77 - The spirit of St George (drunken madness)

tisdag 15 april 2014

Roadside Bombs - Bring 'em home 7'' (2011)

01. Bring 'em home
02. Tax revolution
03. My side
04. One two

Released by Chapter Eleven in 2011.

Band from California made up of members from various punk/streetpunk bands like The Randumbs, Bodies and The Feelers. I also think a member of the band is behind the labels Chapter 11 and Corpitus which stood for the release and distrobution of this album and a label i have had issues with since the day they popped their heads out of whatever stinking hole they might have hidden before (but more on this as i do Randumbs discography in the future).

The smell of pink bubblegum is strong in this band as most of their counterparts from the westcoast. It's catchy streetpunk made by shaved punks and might not suit the overall genrespecific site that i run but i sort of like the band so i'll add them nevertheless.

Just like other softer punkbands they rise above when they deliver great choruses and with a competent singer they actually rise above even in the verses. First of is the titletrack and the best song on the album Bring 'Em Home. A song about bringing the troops home from foreign wars which might seem like a dreamy liberal confucion in itself since the few i know  in active duty of US Military do it by their own free will and see it as a job. I dont think this is the case though and since the song is fucking awesome i dont really care even if it is. Rest of the album is far from as good but My Side stands out for the same reasons i love Bring 'Em Home, namely the singer holds his ground and its just to catchy to ignore.
Pop punk or not, this is one great EP.

Bring 'em home

lördag 12 april 2014

The Outsiders - From liberty to death CD (2010)

01. Don't tread on me
02. What ever happened to the boys
03. Veterans day
04. The wanderer (Dion cover)
05. Better life
06. The crisis
07. Somewhere
08. Do you believe
09. Frankie
10. Constitutionalist
11. Runaround Sue (Dion cover)
12. Freedom
13. Hot rod crazy
14. A number without a name
15. Time and again
16. Wonder years
17. Greasers
18. Somewhere (Split 7'' version)
19. Best things are free
20. Outsiders
21. Merry Christmas
22. Frankie (Split 7'' version)
23. American dream

Released by Working Class Records in 2010.

Another great discography record released by WCR in 2010. This record just like Squiggys is easy to defend since the original songs are next to impossible to buy these days. I own their 7'' and have their split 7'' in digital form and that sort of sums up their discography. All other songs are taken from longforgotten demos and various compilations, it was about time someone collected them all on one record.

Outsiders sum up most things i love with flagwaving and patriotism with their songs about the constitution and respect for generations that came before all done with a lot of love and very little hate. They might sound like a slower version of Squiggy but listening to their discography as a whole i must say that a slight resemblance to Degeneration comes to mind. I guess Outsiders was a big influence on that band, dots i havnt connected until now.

Most songs deal with working class life, the nation and those who fought and died for it. Another side of Outsiders is their fanatism for Dion and The Belmonts. A fandom i can shamefully admit that i share with them and even if it was a long time ago i pulled the old records out both The Belmonts and Del Shannon has honored places in my crates. I love how these versions of old Italy-American boybands can get past so many hard Oi!heads without notice. The genres are so far inbetween but still blend perfectly together. My dream is to one day hear an Oi!version of Totos "Rain down in Africa". One day......

The original

måndag 7 april 2014

White Flag Down - Malcontent killing machine CD (2010) +introduction

01. Malcontent killing machine
02. We turn our backs
03. Losing card
04. Easy is her name
05. Hollywood hell
06. LA was built for me

Released by Safety Pin in 2010.

A young band LA band with old members is probably the best way to describe this band. The band itself has only been around since late 00's but their frontman Sean "Coop" Cooper is somewhat of an embodiement of punkrock and has become just as known for his music these last years as he used to be known for his numerous facial tattoos and lack of teeths in his mouth. Other than Coop on vocals the band consists of Jason Dissent on guitar, Ian Down on bass and Ryan Cox on drums.

As grim as Coop might look this band is far from grim and comes in on more of a Clockwork Orange streetpunk level but more clean shaved and "Oi!-ish" than the Lower Class Brats (though just as good. This album was the bands first release and has since released an LP and a 7'' that i will upload in 2016 according to my 3-year rule. Coop also banded together with Cliff Warby (Condemned 84) last year in a new band they call Para Elite.
The opening track features an intro from Clockwork Orange. This might seem as original as a band doing a cover of Skinhead Girl but it's actually to good to be shitted on. Losing card goeas way to Rancid for my taste but can easily be ignored as soon as i hear their song Hollywood Hell. Hollywood Hell is just a damn near perfect punksong but since i have a fetish for piano in punk i cant pass the thought of how awesome it woul be with an uptempo piano in the background, or at least a midi-piano or a sample of a piano or whatever as long as it recembles a piano. Few share my fetish for piano in punk but if you do you know what i'm talking about.

As little as i like American streetpunk and as unoriginal as i think Clockwork Orange bands are it's still a damn good release from a proper good Westcoast band. And who knows maybe one day we can hear a re-recording of Hollywood Hell with piano in it?

Hollywood Hell (live in 2012)