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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
07. 25 miles
08. Take the pain
09. Lucky to be alive
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. 9/10
Records that i am looking for. (Last update 19 Nov)
If you have it on vinyl/tape/cd i am willing to buy/trade it and if you have it on mp3 i would be gratefull for the contribution to the site.
Abalienation - 4track demo cassette (1984) Abalienation - Shoot Cops...Not Dope! cassette (1989) Blacklist - St 7'' (1998) Brass knuckle saints - Selftitled (2008) Chelloveck 4 & Spoilers - Split 7'' (1998) Dead empty - Going down 7'' (1999) Degeneration - Tell us 7'' (2001) Degeneration - Blind 7'' (1996) Degeneration & Palookas - Split 7'' (1998) Degeneration - Young life 7'' (1998) Drastic action - Some things never change 7'' (2004) Extra stout & 2face4 - Punk party Vol3 CD (2003) Extra stout - Result of alcohol LP (2004) Fighting chance - City of the dead DEMO (2002) Inspecter 7 - Agent 86 7'' (199?) Krabs - 616 Rumble DEMO (1993) No one's victim - Just another teenage waste 7'' (1998) Ohio river rats - Rats aboard (2005) Ooziees - All grown up 7'' (1997) The beatdowns - Blood, sweat & beers (2005) The hated - The whiskey years CD (2003) The hated - The beer money CD (2006) The hated - The beer money II CD (2008) The krays & Relix - Split 7'' (2000) The louts & Two fisted - Split 7'' (????) The residuals - Water on the cutoffs 7'' (????) The residuals - Atom bomb 7'' (2003) The skoidats - The Skoi!Dat's E.P. Cassette (1996) The skoidats - We Wish We Had A CD... (1996) The tunnel rats - Going To Marty's 7'' (1995) The tunnel rats - Run For Your Life... 7'' (1995) The tunnel rats & The Nerds - Fit via Vi CD (2002) The tunnel rats & Hellstompers - Divided by history 7'' (?) Tommy gutless - Demo (2007) Two minutes hate - Strong and on CD (2003) Va - Sounds of wierdness (2008) Weekend warriors & Mobtown hooligans - Punch drunk 7'' (2004) Workin stiffs & Strychnine- Split 7'' (????)
Basicly anything with the bands: Olde towne toughs The offensive The Bulshaveks The hooliganz King-size killers Bound to one Vaticans Linoleum blownapart Suckered in The industry The Guttersnipes (US band around 1987) Evil inside (Final war sideproject) South east firm (90's Miami band) The inebriates (the 90's Punkband)