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fredag 28 december 2012

2012 a year in review.

¤Best American release of 2012
Yellow stitches - Good times, violent crimes CD
Since i also dubbed them the best new band in 2010 some people might think i have fallen in love with the boys. Well i guess i have, in a manly and heterosexual way that is. Their latest album is nothing but fantastic and in no way a title i give them because the competition was weak (like last year).
We've gotten tons of great releases ranging from the true comeback of Broken Heroes to the superb compilation albums by bands such as Noi!se and 45 adapters. Out of the rumble this album stand supreme so wear this title with honor and pride Yellow Stitches.

¤Best international release of 2012
Bakers dozen - Nightmares in red, white and ablue CD
Still as pissed of as ever. Never back down is the best British Oi!-anthem i have heard since Condemned 84's Gang warfare and that says a whole lot.

¤Worst release of 2012
Klaxon - 100 Celle City Rockers LP
Seems some bands grow up and lose all connection to reality. How could you go from such a great punkact to this jungledrum salsa bullshit? Who still listens to this joke of a band?

¤Most disappointing album of 2012
Evil conduct - Working class anthems CD
As much as i love their old albums it just feels as if ive heard it all before. Might be time for them to evolve the sound because the last year it sounds as tired as the singer looks.

¤Best old album release that i somehow missed until 2012
Ol'cunts - Rock'N'Roll Bastards LP (2007)
Holy fucks and all allowed this album fucking rocks. As if the original '77 Skrewdriver bought a piano and moved to France. No sane person should go through their life without hearing this band.
And therefor i have uploaded it over at Fuck Yeah!!!

¤Best new act(s) of 2012.
In 2011 we meet a surprisingly dry kindergarten of Oi! with oldtimers returning to the scene but 2012 is the complete opposite. Seems  new bands are croppin up all over the states from way down to the cold north. Best acts in my oppinon are the two "wolfbands" from NY The wolverines and Lonewolf NYC. Hope to see a proper release from both bands in 2013.

¤Top 3 US happenings in 2012 (scenerelated)
(1) Wade Page who played in RAC bands Definite Hate and End Apathy went on a complete rampage and started shooting holy men and police officers in a Sikh temple, later turning the gun on himself. Why Sikh, the most peacefull of all "non-western" cultures? Murderer and all atleast he did what he preached which brings us to...
(2) Harley Flanagan old frontman of Cro-Mags stabs old bandmember and bites another one in the groin after an incident at Webster Hall, NY. No matter what the rumours afterwards say and the fact that no one died i am basicly just happy that someone among all these toughguy HC-bands walks the walk instead of writing songs about it. Since when did HC start crying like a bitch after a little bit of knifestabbing, toughen up boys and stop posing for gangpictures.
(3) Blood for Blood's singer Erick "Buddha" Medina was kicked out of the band after being arrested for sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl. The allegations against him is rape of minor but he came out and defended himself by saying "i only kissed her". Either way you are lowlife scum and a predator cunt and need to be taken of the streets for the good of mankind.

¤This years positive trend
Bands and labels putting a digital online-code in their EP's and LP's. More of this.

¤This years negative trend
Bloggers and bands adding a paypal button on the blogg/twitter or inviting advertisements on their youtube channels or sites. Punk is in no way supposed to substitute a dayjob and the day it does it's a bloody disgrace. With all the shit going on in the world these folks are the last fuckers that need your money. Pay money to save the fucking wales, take a retard to Pizza Hut or hugg a tree but dont help some spoiled boy/girl with a computer pay their rent through punk. The only exception to this is if the artists in question give away their albums for free then a paypal transfer is nothing but courtesy if you enjoy their free stuff, but to top the money you give them by buying albums and going to their shows by simply paying for their existence...

¤This year’s addition to my shitlist:
Related to this years negative trend i add the band that makes songs against socialism but at the same time beggs their "fans" for money online so they can cash out their instruments from the pawndshop (spelling). Charity is charity no matter where it comes from and if the world truly follows "survival of the fittest" you guys would be the first to go.

lördag 22 december 2012

Season greetings..

Two videos in the spirit of christmas. Missile toads version of Dead Boys song Sonic Reducer and a brand new song from Toughskins that is available on the "Cashing in on Christmas Vol.4" from Black Hole Records.

Enjoy the weekend however you might spend it. Will be back before new year with the "2012 Year in review".

The missile toads - Santa's a boozer

Toughskins - It could be worse

fredag 21 december 2012

V/A - Cashing in on Christmas Vol.2 CD (2010)

01. The Sheckies - Holly Jolly Christmas
02. 45 adapters - This Xmas
03. CH3 - Blue Christmas
04. Revilers - Winterland
05. Dog company - Merry Christmas, Better New Year
06. Doomed to Obscurity - Yuletide Girl
07. Jukebox Zero - Christmas in the City
08. Hateful - Merry Christmas Everybody (UK)
09. Mean Streets - I Ruined Christmas
10. Fed Up! - The Christmas Song
11. The missile toads - Santa's a Boozer
12. Knocked out cold - Let It Snow
13. Antibodies - White Christmas
14. Nothing But Enemies SCFF - Foul Mouthed Elf
15. Violent society - Merry Christmas I Fucked Your Snowman
16. Pressure 28 - Santa, That's My Wife (UK)
17. Secret army - Fired in Christmas
18. Cunt sparrer - Oi! To the World

Released by Black Hole Records in 2010.

I got this little CD and a drink-coaster sent to me as a gift by Interpunk last year and as much as i hated the original comp that came out in 1998 i sort of (sort of) enjoyed this one. Since then a Volume 3 and 4 has been released once each year so as long as recordlabels keep sending me free shit i might just make this a tradition each year (cause god knows i wouldnt spend cash on these records).

With Christmas punksong covers comes a whole lot of humor that no sane person can enjoy in a sober state. As much as tracks like "Merry Christmas I Fucked Your Snowman" might discourage more mature and well educated persons like myself who isnt living in a trailer the record was suprisingly well balanced and actually has some decent songs on it.

All is not Oi! though and there are some bands that i have never heard about before that sadly enough dont perform well enough to sway me over to they camp. Only band that has been featured here before is 45 Adapters with a really good song in the style of other songs they do. Bands that will be featured in the future like Revilers and Fed Up! all deliver exclusive songs though some do it better than the other in this perticular comp.

Bands that might not be counted as Oi! such as Violent Society and Dog Company are bands that i often enjoy but this time around they do nothing but giving me a headache and i blame the theme of the songs for this.

Most enjoyable thing on the record is Black Hole giving the chicks in Cunt Sparrer a shot at recognition after the last years "hipster-bashing" targeted at them. I like them and get nothing but pissed when reading some selfproclaimed skinheadmasters calling them faggots and whatnot just because they dont cater to the scene itself. People say they are "not punk" and "hipsters" and they are probably right at both points but what they seem to miss is this is a band that doesnt call themselfs anything. Two hot chicks and some bearded man making low-fi piano and acoustic guitar covers of famous Oi!-songs, whats so wrong with that? Me for one will continue to support them not only to be one of the few who gives out an opening embrace to "outsiders" but also because i can see through peoples addiction to fashion when on one hand slagging this band of but at the same time celebrating artists like Jenny Woo. If you ask me these girls do whatever it is they are doing ten times better than Jenny. As a dirty nail in Oi! purists eyes i will also ad one of their songs as a wrap-up. Excellent cover, hipsters or not.

Cunt Sparrer - Because you're young

New band: Concrete

After being blindsided by the return of the East-coast i end 2012's "New band" cathegory in Austin, Texas. The band is called Concrete and some might have heard about them before. Even though the band is fresh out the plastic they have already been busy doing shows with The business and recording songs for their upcomming 12-inch EP that will be released through Nation on Fire Records. After the last years of streetpunk, hardcore and Lars Fredericksens things are starting to look a slight bit brighter in the US of Oi!.
Take a listen and if you like it then visit their cartel-store for merch. Cartel-store

We are all reapers here (Live)

Someting out of nothing

The power (teaser)

måndag 17 december 2012

FBS - They hate you CD (2005)

01. All i wanna do (Is rock & roll)
02. Stand and be counted
03. United we stand
04. Friends so true
05. Trench warfare
06. They hate you
07. Price you pay
08. Something more
09. Another
10. Choice
11. Head held high
12. Battle hymn of the republic

Released by Wounded Records in 2005.

As far as the music goes there is both good and bad sides of this record. Their skinhead rock'n'roll sound they create on tracks like Stand and be counted is really good and the bands version of Battle hymn of the republic is fucking brilliant. On tracks like Trench warfare they start out good but seem to loose me after half the song when they start sounding to RM & The disasters. Where the band completly looses me is when they incorporate metal into their songs like on Price you pay, sadly enough this is something that we will hear more and more of as we go forth in their discography.

The religious propaganda? Annoying as hell but atleast this band lives what they preach by playing biblecamps and so on. Far from the otherwise loose religious affiliation that other "believing" bands like Dropkick murphy throws around in their lyrics. Even though i dont agree with their beliefs i sort of respect them for that.

fredag 14 december 2012

FBS - No fists brougham 7'' (2004)

01. Friends so true
02. Something more
03. They hate you
04. Trench warfare

Self-released by the band in 2004.

I have no idea what the album name means but it contains two songs from the split CD and two songs that would later be on their first full-length. Since the rip isnt the best it means it's a quite unintresting release since all songs are of better quality on other releases.

torsdag 13 december 2012

FBS & The Revenge - Split CD (2003)

01. FBS - Stand And Be Counted
02. FBS - Head Held High
03. FBS - Something More
04. FBS - Choice
05. FBS - They Hate You
06. The revenge - Playing With Fire
07. The revenge - Revisited
08. The revenge - Solution
09. The revenge - Means to an end
10. The revenge - Manifest Liberty

Selfreleased by the bands in 2003.

It often dont take more than a couple of mohawks to make me sceptic about a band and top that of with the singer holding a baseball bat and most of the lyrics being about Jesus and other mythical creatures i went into this album with a "these fuckin cunts" attitude. What saved it? A fucking brilliant vocalist, some superb songwriting and the fact that they sound like a hybrid of Belligerent 86 and First Offense. Just like many other bands FBS has shared vocalduties, one punky and one screamy and it works as brilliant as it sounds.

FBS has a lot of preaching going on and to some that might be an issue but for me who has spent most of my life listening to RAC without being into most of it's more extreme politics turning a deaf ear to hidden messages has never been a problem. Their lyrics didnt convert me and if you turn out a Christian after listening to them i am sad to say that you where nothing but a weak human being to start with. Most of their lyrics can be enjoyed by anyone and a good example of that is their song They hate you which was created as a message to Christian kids that get bullied for their beliefs (didnt know that was an issue in a nation where 77% of the population has a higher belief). This song can be enjoyed by anyone who atleast once in their life has taken the uniform of a misfit or outsider, be it skinhead, punk or whatever.

Stay clear of the second band that i wont even mention and give FBS a chance, you just might like them.

FBS (Fight Before Surrender)/Why?

Since day one this site has tried to stear clear from promoting political or religious agendas and i have made it clear that posting a band who promotes a certain view does not in any way mean that the poster believs that same thing or that he wants you to believe it. As grown fucking men we can all sort out facts inside our skulls and weed out the things we dont like but at the same time enjoy the music. With this said......

For me a person who hates three things above all (1) people who pose with weapons on bandphotos, (2) Rancid bands and the ugly smiling kids that listen to them, (3) religion it might seem wierd that i somehow got into a Christian band who pose with baseball bats and claim Rancid is one of their inspirations. But i did and as i used my heathen viking ears to fend of most of the preachy parts i was able to take in not only a whole bunch of seriously good (and hard) songs but also some quite heavy Oi!-tunes on the way. The band might not really have a place on a site dedicated to Oi! but since this isnt a democracy i can simply tell you all to deal with it and enjoy my comming uploads.

fredag 7 december 2012

Noi!se - Demo (2009)

Writing a band introduction to this band just sounds stupid since everyone reading my little page knows of and about the band as good as i do.
If anyone has never heard of the band or want to know more about the members then please visit the bands own site and read up on stuff you never knew you had to know.

Noi!se Blogger

01. Walk beside us
02. Pushing on
03. Blame
04. Reasons why
05. What happened to the kids

This bands latest CD has been on heavy rotation the latest months so it's nice to go back 3 years and see how i first heard them. The bands streetpunk orientation commes of quite clear when comparing them to Matts old band but streetpunk is not always something negative if done right. Some songs are way to pop-oriented and catchy to be associated with anything subcultural but somehow they still pull it of and i get a more genuine "oi!-feeling" from this band than many other current bands of that said genre.

Something that sways me even more into fandom is Matt and Nate's way off sharing the vocal duties in the band, just like before this done wrong can sound like chaotic garbage but just like Belligerent 86 they pull it of and then some. This way of singing creates some variety and even the weaker songs become intresting. A good example of this is the song Blame where Matt starts the song with his pollished harder voice and then lets Nate come in with his rough and more punky style, the fact that they have a perfect singalong part doesnt do the song any wrong either.

Best song on the demo is What happened to the kids, a song that for some reason got pulled when the band released this demo as a 7''. Lyricly this song is something that i shouldnt like with all the talk about unity and "the scene was better before" preaching. I am 30+ and dont consider myself any more of anything than any freshcut might consider himself, i also dont expect anything to be given for free just because of some punkpoints given to me by a choosen few. With this said the song DOES bring up some stressfull topics such as how the new generation rely completly on the "online scene" (but don't stop visiting me) and seclude themselfs from the real world.

I will upload this bands releases chronologically as the years pass by following my 3year rule.

söndag 2 december 2012

Three live performances by The Antagonizers (Antagoniserz ATL)

First gig with new lineup + Mark Magee on guitar

Unreleased and personal favourite called Believe

A.U cover from earlier this year

torsdag 29 november 2012

tisdag 27 november 2012

Antagonizers, new bandname and new EP

The antagonizers recently reformed under the new bandname Antagonizers ATL with a brand new line-up and a new sound.

The new lineup is:
Bohdan Zacharyj on vocals. Original member and played in such bands as Vibram 94 and Cut throat back in the days.

Richard “McDick” Henderson on guitar. Former member of The vaticans (i fucking love that band), Adolf & The piss artists, No holds barred and Radio nowhere.

Billy Fields on bass. Known Atlanta musician but i sure as hell never heard of him before.

Erick Antell on drums. Also he a former member of Radio Nowhere.

Band is currently recording new songs for a new release but until then this new EP can be downloaded for no less than 1,2,3,4 or 50 dollars at bandcamp (or for 0 dollars but thats just being disrespectfull). Go and get it at Bandcamp, or check out their new website.

lördag 24 november 2012

Elite terror - Flame of pride LP (1990)

Provocative and quite political band that shared members with both The Uprise and New Glory. As The uprise might have been a non-political but right-winged band and New glory was proud nationalists this band went a step further and promoted their racialist beliefs both in lyrics and interviews.
This Philadelphia band started out in 1987 under the name United Noise with Steve Spagnola on vocals, Garret Kress and Gavin Perry on guitars, Doug Prusso on bass and Dan Walton on drums. In 1989 the band had some changes in their lineup bootin their bassist and replacing Dan on drums with former The Uprise member Rob Daly. With this change in lineup and a new bandname came a record deal with German label Rock-O-Rama that released a 7'' and this LP in 1990. Soon after this the band dispursed going their seperate ways.
01. Elite terror
02. Flame of pride
03. Working class men
04. Justice is dead
05. Communist expansion
06. Fall of this nation
07. Final solution
08. New day rising
09. Instrumental outro

Released by Rock-O-Rama in 1990.

Just like Arresting officers this is a band that is really easy to like if one can overlook some of the more political themed songs. As much as i like the RAC and is no more than a fencewalking scumbag in most "real skins" eyes i can honestly say that there isnt much hate to be found on this release by a band calling themselfs Elite Terror. The racialism that can be found here is the same old "race & nation" themed lyrics that can be found on early Brutal attack records that i know the majority of all 30+ skins hide under their pillow. Even though it might cause a diversion i can still hear hip hop bands talking about black pride and latin punk & rock bands talking about the pride of aztec's etc so i cant really see the harm it will do anyone.

Musically it doesnt stray far from New glory's sound but with a bit more of a r'n'r twist in it. Since i'm not a racialist i find the more non-political songs like Justice is dead and Working class men being more to my liking with their today quite cliché lyrics about being on the dole and being harrassed by police.

It's not the greatest album and far from a classic but if you like in your face anthems with nationalstic messages or skinheads fighting with dragons in the streets this is for you.

tisdag 20 november 2012

The boilers - Wreck CDEP (?)

01. Jimmy The Gun
02. Wreck of ol '97
03. Pardon me
04. Strike
05. Bullet Bill

Selfreleased by the band.

Unknown band from Seattle that would later turn into more known Shot4Shot. Dont have any information on the band more than the fact that i know this was their only release.

With a bandname that sounds like some halfassed third division hockeyteam, Irish influences and a CD theme of union struggles this band wants me to hate them but thanks to the singers ability to hold his own and the fact that the sound is dipped in the perfect mixture of rock'n'roll it made an impact far from negative.

The first song is probably the best one with it's rhytmic tale about some guy named Jimmy who was a streetfighting one man army. This is the same old "Irish dockworker canr hold his booze and probably end up 6 feet under way to early" story we have all heard before butas a song its damn good.

The rest of the album continues in the same bluecollar rock'n'roll tradition as the first song and overall i enjoyed it which says a lot since im not really down with these sort of Hudson Falcon clones otherwise. Good skinhead r'n'r lets just leave it at that.

måndag 19 november 2012

Total annihilation - St CD (their first album)

01. Break the system
02. ----- (Ok song)
03. Working class
04. -----
05. Smash the facists
06. -----
07. ----- (Actually a really good song)
08. -----
09. -----
10. -----

Unknown release. Probably selfreleased as a demo but the tracklist and the date is more then i know.

Holy shit this is fucking rare!!! A CD that not even the band mentions in their discography and  most people into US Oi! would give their left arm to have..... only problem is they would probably slit their other arm after listening to it.

The record was bought through a mistake by Ryan Reinbold who bought their The great Patriotic War at a vintage market... atleast he thought he did but when he came home he opened the tray and noticed this little strange CD inside. What he found was some obscure and atleast to my knowledge unknown first demoCD by the band. Tons of thanks for sending it my way Ryan.

At first sight one can clearly see the band is as confuced as their sound through the years. In their bandname they dont only include the anarchist symbol but through intense creativity and what i think is insanity they also manage to include the animal liberation logo, the chaos logo, an upside down cross and what i think is the Blair witch project A. Anyone into US oi! know the giant leap this band did going from one of the few American RASH bands to one of many patriotic and rightwinged bands. To see that they made an even greater leap from a crusty anarchoband is actually quite scarry and makes me quastion the mental wellbeing of the bands members. How about sticking to something ey?

The sound is that exact sound that their later incarnation spits at, namely a crusty, noisy and quite preachy leftwing punk. Most of the garbage on this cd was turned of after less than a minute into the songs but even so i found some songs that where allright i guess. We can hear early incarnations of Break the system and Working class that would be remade for their Glorious five year plan CD but not by far as good as the later versions. These two songs are also the only ones on the record with any sound even resembling what i call Oi!.
Its sure a fun addition to my US Oi! collection but it's far from good. I love me some crust and even enjoy some crusty Oi! influenced punk like the early Oi Polloi but this just isnt my thing.

lördag 17 november 2012

V/A - American Warmachine Vol.1: For those who fought and died CD (2012)

A compilation i was supposed to do for the Memorial Day but ended up being to busy. Better late than never i guess. The tracklist can be seen in the top picture and all bands discography can be found on this site.

In disregard of politics and agendas some people go to their graves fighting for what THEY believe is right. No matter where you're from and no matter what your background is any man or woman with any sense of honor can respect that.
Some went so other could stay home and burn the flag, discuss racial equality and drink frappöchenos.

fredag 16 november 2012

This weeks re-uploads

Sadly enough i have had to much of a social life this week to post anything new. Next week people will hopefully stop dropping by constantly so i can spend my free time uploading music, watching porn and spying on my neighbours.

On trial - Underage & full of rage CDEP (2008)
Wellington arms - Valencia DEMO (2011)
The Burnt - Where’s My Head LP (1985)
The Burnt - Social disease 7'' (1987)
Moloko men - Oi! working class 7'' (1997)
Moloko Men - Drunk and poor LP (1998) (added complete coverscans)
Those unknown (2000) - Malice and misfortune 7''
Broken heroes (2004) - Split 7'' with Toughskins (old rip with old needle so the files are huge and not of the best quality)

onsdag 14 november 2012

Oi! will never die (22 Dec 2012)

Battle cry
Criminal Intent
Offensive weapon
Klasse Dirigente
Lonewolf NYC
The wolverines

Classic bands and some new and intresting ones as well. Only eight bucks to so if you live in the area you should check it out.

söndag 11 november 2012

New release from No Resistance

After the great 2012 release from Roots of exile Houston Dynamo gets another orangebursting crowdchant in the chape of the Time Immemorial LP. This new release by No resistance is still in the pressing stages and no said date has been set but be on the lookout and check them out on reverb in the meantime.

lördag 10 november 2012

Anti-heros - Murder one CD (1995)

01. Murder one
02. Back to Manzanar
03. Fuck Hollywood

Released GMM in 1995.

This little CDEP  caused quite a stur in many ways and it's not the obvious one i am talking about. As anyone might think a murdered black man on the cover of a skinhead band with the title Murder one might be taken as a call for racial warfare by those without a clue. Just like the bands cover of Rock'n'Roll Nigger i think it was intentional and made for chockvalue, something we who knew/know where the Anti-heros stood in politics can laugh at.
The big talk atleast in the US scene was the lyrics to the first track on the record. The song surrounds a murder of a homeless man who also was a vet and Anti-heros go rough by naming the names of the guilty murderers.... only problem was that the two guys called out in the song where innocent to the dead. Not only did the media destroy these kids forcing them to move but to put fuel to the fire this song is taken as the truth by most today. I am sure the song was made with all the right intentions but for me it just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

The other two songs are well known and probably owned by all who read this so i wont go into it anymore than saying that Fuck Hollywood must be one of the funniest songs of 90's Oi!.

torsdag 8 november 2012

New band: The wolverines

Another great and brutalsounding band out of the Eastcoast. This band will be releasing a 7'' through United Riot next year so be on the lookout. http://unitedriotrecords.bigcartel.com/

Real American Oi!


This city
 Anthem (Anti-RAF)

söndag 4 november 2012

New band: Lonewolf NYC

Brand new band from the backstreets of the big apple. Rough and violent sound with resemblence to other Eastcoast bands that has come before them. Buy their demo here

Rapist (Combat 84 cover)

Smash the ARA

Yellow Stitches - Queen City Eve (Music Video)

Not only is their new album fantastic but they also did something as rare as a punk video that didnt make me blush in embarassment (Evil conduct).

torsdag 1 november 2012

Toughskins - Raised in anger LP (1995)

Band from Los Angeles not to be confuced with the Florida band with the same name.
The band was formed in 1993 by Adrian on vocals, Mike on drums, Jody on guitar and Danny on bass. In 1995 they released their first and only full-lenght record through Vulture Rock (this one) and appeared on Backstreets of American Oi! and Superyobs Vol.2 before splitting up in 1996.
During this split the band branched out into two new bands as Adrian and Mike formed Fully Loaded and Danny & Jody went on to for the band Rot-N-Roll.

In 2004 Adrian and Mike reformed the band with a new guitarist and bass-player, this version of the band didnt stay around for long but got around to releasing a split with Broken heroes before splitting up again (album can be found here).

In 2010 Danny decided it was time to punch some life intot he corpse that was Toughskins and with some new faces in their line-up they started doing shows again. This new line-up is Danny (now on vocals), Mike, Chris and Chavlon (think she used to play in Strongarm and the bullies, stop me if i'm wrong).

The "new" Toughskins have just released an EP called Anger Management through Randale Records and have more releases planned in the future so to keep updated by visiting their facebook (anyone who has followed the site know my thoughts on facebook so find the link yourselfs).
Thanks to JayB and Danny for the info.

01. We are the Toughskins
02. Get drunk
03. Get arrested
04. I know you
05. School of hardknocks
06. Skinhead
07. 25 miles
08. Take the pain
09. Lucky to be alive
10. Strike

Released by Vulture Rock in 1995 and later re-issued by Dim Records on cd in 1998 (my upload contains artwork for both releases but audio tracks are from the CD).

This band is far from a new experience for anyone even remotly familuar with American Oi! music. These boys are legends and well deserved of their status. They have a distinct 90's sound going and play somewhat the same kind that Fatskins played (only thing these guys sound good while doing it).

The song opening up the album is in my oppinion the weakest and fail in the same way that Fatskins often failed, song sounds like a joke rap-song lets just leave it at that. Though on Get drunk they make a u-turn and  deliver what i think is one of the most iconic songs of the 90's scene (maybe because i grew up on the Backstreets album). Tightly followed by Get arrested and later crushed by the wonderfull anthem called Skinhead its not hard to understand why this band is one of the few who actually got a name for themselfs overseas.

As most probably allready own the record i will stop pestering you all with my thoughs and get on with my day.

tisdag 30 oktober 2012

The hated - Drinkin' for a living DemoCD (2009)

01. Drinkin' for a living
02. Troubled Oi
03. Neurotic
04. Barfight
05. Front page

Selfreleased by the band for promotional purposes.

A CD that Neck Records sent to me back when it was current but somehow i forgot about it completly.

The band has been around for almost 20 years now and if it wasnt for this demoCD and their  appearance on Oi! dont pay the bills Vol.2 i dont think i would ever have heard about them. This is quite sad since they actually sound quite good.

The band comes from Delaware and was formed in 1993 and has released a bunch of DIY CD's that are completly impossible to get ahold of today (atleast if you live in Sweden). The last known lineup consisted of  Dan Caruso on vocals, Brian Underwood guitar, Steve on bass and "some guy" on drums. (if you have any of their records feel free to let me know, the ones im looking for is at the bottom of the page in the WANTED list)

Didnt quite like their songs on the Oi! dont pay the bills record but now i realise it was their choice of songs more than the bands sound because this is a damn good CD in the end of the day. It's far from anything advanced and fancy but the opening track Drinkin for a living and the anthem song Neurotic makes it worth a listen. After digging in the most awkward places for the most obscure US bands it's always fun to discover bands like these, why havnt anyone heard of them before?

lördag 27 oktober 2012

The internet WAR.

WAR Records (formerly Crowbar) has put up their first online store. It's kind of empty right now but the few this they have are quite exclusive, check it out here

tisdag 23 oktober 2012

Yesterdays heroes - No guts, no glory CD (1994)

01. Yesterdays
02. Forget
03. No mans land
04. The other man
05. Lies
06. March of the saints
07. The pessimist
08. Ruined
09. Russian roulette
10. Villains

Released by Spartan Records in 1994.

New singer and somewhat new sound but still the same great band as on the EP. If anything the new singer is even better and i just love how they bring something more to the table by adding some (atleast fo Oi!) advanced guitarparts to some of the songs.
Its nothing for the toughguys with facetattoos though and if softOi! even is a word then it suits this band quite well.
Best song on the record is The other man and as much as the title might fool you it's not about a girlfriend fucking around but instead about racism targeted at people for being white. Another song you should be sure not to miss is The pessimist about being stuck in a rutt and bound to your class (atleast thats how i interprited it while a friend thinks also this one is about white guilt, you can be the judge).

måndag 22 oktober 2012

The dirty bunch

A new Oi! project has risen with Bryan Scorch (Empire falls, Brutal Tactics, Patriot and B.D.T.R) on vocals and Josh (96 Brigade) on instruments. A classic Oi! sound and just like most other things with Brian involved it is heavily chorus-driven.
The bands selftitled debut album can be bought at Pure impact.

tisdag 16 oktober 2012

Yesterdays heroes - No mans land 7'' (1993)

Oi! band from what atleast i consider to be the glorydays of US oi!. They where around in the early to mid 90's and even though they are compltely forgotten by most folks these days they made some musical footprints during their active years.
Based out of Nevada, Las Vegas the band consisted of Curtis on vocals Aaron on guitars, Bill on bass and Dave on drums. With this lineup they released their only EP (this one) through Spartan Records. Soon after this release Curtis left the band but with a new singer the band recorded their first and only cd called No guts, No glory and also recorded a song called Alley girl for the infamous Backstreets of American Oi! compilation. Things where looking up for the band but for some unknown reason they just dissolved over night.
Underrated but not forgotten.

01. Oppression
02. Russian roulette
03. Lies
04. No mans land

Released by Spartan Records in 1993.

Even though the bands later singer was way better i also love Curtis way of singing. It's far from flawless but has that unpollished sound that suits Oi! when it's utilized in the right way.
All songs but the first later got re-recorded in better versions for their CD but why they left Oppression untouched is a mystery to me since it's the best song on the EP.
Yesterdays heroes both sound like and fit in with the other great unknowns of its time like Brickwall united & Vibram 94, so if youre a fan of the 90's US sound then be sure not to miss this band.

måndag 15 oktober 2012

86 mentality - Final exit 7'' (2007)

01. Intro/Anti society
02. Called out
03. Degenrate
04. Crash the gates
05. Next generation
06. Out of control

Released by Deranged Records in 2007.

Final exit is just what it sounds like the last album by the band. An ok album with straight hardcore songs, some good some bad but all of them to chaotic and fast (guess thats HC though).
Only song that gave me anything of musical value on this record is the song Degenrate and it stops way to early at under 50 seconds. An ok album but not really my sort of music.

fredag 12 oktober 2012

New stuff from Broken Heroes

As most already know Broken Heroes has been kicking down fences in their new mission to bring back US Oi! to it's old ways. They did a great job with their latest album called strictly "This is Oi!", a record free from streetpunk and hardcore influences and also free from the latest trend (Modsy poprock) as the promovideo above displays (a pun intended at Jenny Woo and the Birds of Prey??).
The band is also in the studio getting a new album together that also will focus on the pure Oi! sound or as a member states "pure fucking Oi!". Also be on the lookout for a split they are planning with a European band. Untill those records see the light of day they will appear on various comps comming out (Pirate press comp and a forthcomming Christmas comp).
If this new stuff is anything as good as their latest CD they can count on my money.

onsdag 10 oktober 2012

86 mentality - Goin' nowhere fast CD (2005)

01. Intro/Life trap
02. Terror boys
03. Get away
04. Escape
05. 86 mentality
06. Violent nights
07. Terror boys II
08. Scumbag
09. Chemical threat
10. Fall in line
11. On the loose
12. Oppression
13. Blood red violence
14. Way of life
15. Final exit
16. Terror boys (live)
17. Get away (live)
18. Evil (4-Skins cover)
19. Gonna hafta fight

Released by Grave Mistake Records in 2005.

What a cunt of a record. Same issue i have with most of Empire falls records comes back to haunt me here again. The band has released only two 7-inches and has gotten it into their heads that they need to cash in on their career by releasing a "greatest hits" album. Sure might be a nice gesture to people who dont own a recordplayer and want a CD but the fact that the record contains their old EP's (one of them released only months before this record) and the rest is fillouts of garbage live-songs, C-side songs that never made it to a record for a reason and uninspired covers i cant really see why it exists.
More and more bands do this shit these days and some recordlabels even have bullshit deals with their bands giving the bands 0% of the profit (Longshot i'm looking at you) from the sales leaving the bands forced to release discography albums after playing together for just a year. Bottom line is they are a cash-in and i dont give a fuck if the label stole all your money the first time around. Stop being an idiot, cut out the middleman making money of you and release the songs for free (or release that discography album directly).
Why am i complaning? Dont know... hardly remember what i was on the soapbox about in the first place.

Bottom line is every man has the choice to buy them or not... i say download for free instead.

måndag 8 oktober 2012

86 mentality - On the loose 7'' (2005)

01. Scumbag
02. Chemical threat
03. Fall in line
04. On the loose
05. Oppression
06. Blood red violence

Released by Grave Mistake Records in 2005.

In my opinion the best release and also their most Oi-sounding. Best song in the bunch is Scumbag, a nice and rhythmic Oi!-core track and quite different from how the band sounds otherwise.

tisdag 2 oktober 2012

3 new songs from Wellington arms

Fuck the R.A.F.

Bringing you down (rough mix)

Freedom and Opportunities

måndag 1 oktober 2012

86 mentality - S/T 7'' (2004)

An Oi! influensed hardcore band that came out of Washington about 10 years ago. They quickly made a name for themselfs among the likeminded masses and even though they never made it big like some other hardcore bands they seem to be mentioned as inspiration by new bands (both Oi! and HC) more often than the more known bands, might not buy you a flashy car but atleast it's something to take to the grave...

The band released their first record (this record) in 2004 through Grave Mistake Records, the lineup at the time was Steve Clark on vocals, Judycki on bass, John Mutchler on guitar and Jason Halal on drums. Shortly after their first EP John left the band to start up another band (Set to explode) but was quickly replaced by Steve's friend Matt Moffatt from the band Crispus Attucks. With this lineup they continued to play and record until they put the band on ice in 2007, to my knowledge it was never heated up again and is still on ice except for the odd show here and there.

The band released 3 EP's and two "discography" cd's (one to many for a band with 3 EP's if you ask me).

01. Intro/Lifetrap
02. Terror boys
03. Get away
04. Escape
05. 86 mentality
06. Violent nights

Released by Grave Mistake Records in 2004.

If it wasnt for some guy in the US selling out his collection of old HC for a dollar each i probably wouldnt have bought this EP or the bands second one either. It's not that i dont like it it's just that i have a hard time stomaching most new bands in the genre and their deluded view on what skinhead is. With this said i can now admitt that i fucking love this bands early stuff and both of the records now stand tall next to it's Oi!-brothers in  my crates entitled "US Oi!/Punk/Skinhead rock" even though they dont really belong there.

I am far from an expert in HC but the first thing i noticed is the bands great buildup on this EP with an intro teasing the listeners who know something awesome will come out of it just like the old HCpunkbands used to do (their Washington brothers in Bad Brains to name on). The record continues all the way through to have a distinct feeling of early American HC/PUNK when it was new. No billyclubs on stage, no bandanas on their heads or facial tattoo's of bulldogs just pure oldschool HC..... and for someone not into the modern hardcore toughguy culture i must say it is more than pleasant.

onsdag 26 september 2012

Deflicted - Various unreleased songs

01. Another day
02. Blue haired bitch
03. Work
04. Havin' fun
05. Bikini car wash
06. Jail
07. Drink to think/Mutilate

Band from South Carolina consisting of John from Smash Points and Boot Party II on drums, Kelly from Boot Party II on Bass and some guy named Zach on vocals and guitar. They play a mixture of various styles ranging from a more current Oi! sound to even tiptoe on the oldschool punkrock vibe alá Misfits/Ramones on some of the songs.
The band never really made a release but i know for a fact that there are more material by them out there either in CDr demoform or online but i dont have the contacts or time to track them down right now.

Being one of the few people in the world who actually liked Boot Party II (even though i had some issues with the whole bandname thing) and even though the sound is different there are still some resemblances to their old sound. The best song in the bunch is Work, a fast punktrack with some really great lyrics. Also be sure not to miss the song Bikini Car Wash that has a 70's US retropunk feeling to it.

tisdag 25 september 2012

First Wellington Arms EP (and a correction).

Finally Chicago's finest releases a proper record, limited to 114 copies and containing 4 gritty and dirty skinhead rock anthems. As i mentioned before it is available through Pure impact but one can also pick up a copy at Bords de Seine, Skinhead service and Adler Versand.

torsdag 20 september 2012

WAR Records (formerly Crowbar) releases and re-releases

A new compilation from WAR (formerly Crowbar Records) will finally see the light of day. This project has been underway for some time but it's finally past it's production and all we do now is waiting for a releasedate. The bands featured will be First strike, Combate 49, Klase Dirigente & Venganza Tatuada. Each band will deliver 3 songs respectivly with the exception of First strike that delivers 4.

On another note WAR will re-press 300 new copies of Offensive Weapons debut LP. The record will be available through the usual distros but untill then go pick up their CD from Pure impact. The reason for this re-issue is because the band are back together again and currently recording new songs for some split 7''s. More info on those in the future.

onsdag 19 september 2012

American jihad - War at home CD (2009)

A sort of sideproject band from California playing pissed of and fast punk/HC with a vigilante attitude against the government. Like most other bands in that genre it's drenched soaking wet in both conspiracy theories and some quite "unAmerican views" but more on that later.

The member that i think most know of is Pat Hall on drums that used to play guitar in the phenomenal Bonecrusher but many might also know the masked avenger behind the mic, namely Jay O'Brien who traded out his drumposition in bands such as Allday and T.S.O.L. for this frontspot.

As far as i know this is the band only release and the stuff ended as soon as it started with no intention to keep the band alive.

01. War at home
02. Cardinal Mahoney
03. Right wing wack job
04. 26 shots
05. Sober chronies
07. Napalm a Go-Go
08. New start
09. Morality
10. 48 hours
11. Proud nation
12. Shut your mouth
13. Tagged a traitor

Released by Black Tongue Records in 2009.

The bandname is a hint on the bands message (even though most of it should be taken for what it is, a joke) and they dont pull any punches when it comes to delivering rebellious anthems for the underclass misfits. One sole mission, tear the shit down and burn as many churches as you can while doing it!

As liberal as i might be i am seriously starting to support their last mission, namely burning churches and as leftybands say fuck the nation and most Oi! bands wave the flag like never before this band stands apart with their own little cruzade against ignorance.

The band deliver some valid points on songs like Cardinal Mahoney (a song against childmolesters and catholics which seem to go hand in hand these days) and it's refreshing to hear a US band making songs against religeon (all of them) and even one that take a pro-abortion stance (seriously dont we have people enough crowding our parkinglots). All these thing go down without pain but as they start talking about Hurricane Katrina being used to cover up a civil uprising they loose me completly, mm no that didnt happen.

As much bullshit i write i havnt even toughed on the actual music yet. To be honest there aint really much to get here since most songs sound the same. A bit lazy and a bit to noizy for my taste but fans of Allday or even more politically incorrect bands like Pitboss 2000 and The 96 brigade might like this, just dont take it to seriously.

Band performing their song Cardinal Mahoney at DiPazzas