¤Best 2011 American release:
The traditional – Steeltown anthems CD
Sometimes better, sometimes worse but never bad. Long runners that are yet to disappoint me. New vocalist brings new life to old songs and some great new ones.
¤Best non-American release in 2011:
Control – Punk rock ruined my life
With so many great UK releases this year from legends like Condemned 84 I expect nothing less than death threats and hate mails (not that anyone cares) when naming Control here. A band that doesn’t try to be unnecessarily hard or in your face but still has that edge to it. Punk rock ruined my life has many sides and I actually liked them all. They even made a musicvideo basicly the worst song on the record but still a video.
¤Worst 2011 release overall:
Razorblade – Gegen die masse
As most of the world now understands and Bandworm Records free magazine is a constant reminder of Netherlands and Germany has now become the international joke when it comes to Oi! (well some of us saw it coming years ago). Being the new breeding ground for PC-fascism, bad taste, bad fashionsense and overall bad punk. What annoys me most is that both the band and their homelands scene was one of my favorites back in the mid 00’s. This album is just complete horeshit from start to finish and I can’t see anyone not familiar with the native tongue ever liking this.
¤Most disappointing album of 2011:
Jenny Woo – Alberta Rose CD
I expected some kind of awesome female Badlands sounding extravaganza but all I got was a huge pile of something soso ok that reminded me more about Dolly Parton if she would have been a tradskin with a preachy dad from Canada. Great looking and great sounding girl but it just didn’t deliver what I expected it would have. Maybe next time?
¤Best new act of 2011:
¤This year’s happening:
Condemned 84 being taken of a US show because some German commie told the promoters they should. St George should come down and gutter you fucks for not respecting history. Take your t-shirt store and shove it up yo….
¤My guilty pleasure in 2011:
Oi is the passion but we all listen to something on the side and if 2009 was my garage rock/surf year (Reverend Beat-man, The monsters) and 2010 was the 60’s Italian-American boy bands era (Del Shannon, Dion & The Belmont’s) this year was my new wave year when I picked up old vinyl’s with utterly shameful bands like The cure, Joy division, Gang of four, Cortex and The boys next door from my old dusty record corner.
¤This year’s positive trend:
All the people contributing to the site knowing how important an US discography site is. Keep sending in demo's and records i could never have found on my own.
¤This year’s negative trend:
Spunk mouths like this retard pointing out what is ok and what is not. The more they yell the prouder I feel about being a “fence walker”.
¤This year’s addition to my shitlist:
The last year’s winner of this award actually turned out to be a quite nice guy when we both understood that it was all a huge misunderstanding and went skipping into the sunset hand in hand.
This year I have been flanked on YouTube by some girl who thought I was making money of her music and also on the site by some fat retarded man who was cheated by his record company and took it out on me. Was also healthy pissed at the promoters who banned Condemned 84. Not mentioning all the promoters and labels trying to weed out free speech from an underground multi-political scene.
Bottom line there are just too many to choose from and I don’t want to drag anyone’s name in the dirt so I will keep it all locked up inside and probably take it out on my girl when she comes back from the hospital.
The random best of 2011:
Christmas gift: My girl buying me Joy division's "Closer" Lp in plastered mint condition.
Book: Destroy all movies by Zack Carlsson. 556 pages featuring info and pictures of every single skinhead and punk (mainly cyberpunks) ever featured in a movie since the 70's to present day.
Movie: The action/drama "Drive". Bringing vigilante action to a whole new level.
Nerdy confession: I watched every single episode of the new tv-show Game of thrones.... twice.