Thursday, 24 February 2011


Not that anyone cares. This Saturday. Mondo jams and joints. Visual and aural treats to enjoy with a cocktail.

Gonna start uploading the playlists for you fine folk to enjoy.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Profits - For The Few/1913 EP (2011/2010)

Been digging this a lot recently. Came across it on the Toxicbreeds Funhouse blog. Some pretty sweet, ripping grind influenced hardcore from Portland. If you dig early Pig Destroyer mixed with some elements of Cursed, Nasum and other such noisy fast stuff you will like this. So far they have done 2 EP's. For The Few and 1913 which are zipped up into the one file below. These are also available separately on the bands Bandcamp here. Got it. Good.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Heart - Little Queen (1977)

A stone cold classic of 70's folk influenced rock. The Wilson sisters where in the zone.


Sunday, 13 February 2011

Harold Faltermeyer - The Running Man OST (1987)

Are you ready for pain? Are you ready for suffering? If the answer is yes, then you're ready for Harold Faltermeyer's score to The Running Man. One of Arnie's prime 80's cinematic high points. Based on a book written by Steven King under a pseudonym ( Richard Bachman). Faltermeyer nails it again.

Harold Faltermeyer - The Running Man OST

Mark Beecher once played the famous piano riff from the main theme on a pub piano in Bolton and it surely was the highlight of that all dayer we happened to be playing.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Bodycop - Demo (2010)

I have been debating over this one since before Christmas. Should I post it or not? Not down to any sort of loyalty to DIY or underground music ( it saw a very limited tape release) more down to the fact that it is pretty clear this is the work of hipsters. I love Swans as much as the next gay so a band that sound pretty much bang on as early Swans worship would be right up my street wouldn't it? Yes they would. Bodycop obviously love Swans but I just can't get away from that whiff of uber-cool exuding from this. I think its the video evidence here, the complete lack of any Internet presence and the ultimate cool sign, a limited release C90. Am I wrong? Please folk, help me out here, I want to like them. Download it below and make up your own mind.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

80 Blocks From Tiffany's (1979)

Too good not to share. Really interesting documentary about street gangs in the 80's. Primarily around the Bronx area. Everyone knows gangs are cool. Especially with names like Nomads and Savage Skulls. Back in the days when everyone wore denim and leather. The Warriors got nothing on these dudes........

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Ike & Tina Turner - Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (2002)

Keep this short. You really can't do justice with words to the quality, creative output of a violent, corrosive and sexy married couple like Ike & Tina. In the immensely slim chance I ever have kids, they are going to be named Ike and Tina I reckon.
This album is one of my favourites. A compilation of a ton of the rockin' 70's stuff the pair blasted out. A whole load of classics and covers. Seriously, this version of "Whole Lotta Love" is hands down the sexiest Zep ever sounded.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Fuckmorgue - Down Forever (2004)

 Once again. Another Canadian band that went completely under the radar first time around, alongside the awesome Association Area ( that is to come soon). Another band that shows those Cannucks skill at producing quality noise. I mean just look at the list...legends like Crypotopsy, Gorguts, Cursed ( and its own family tree) Grade, Acrid, No Warning, Fucked up.....and so forth. Pure quality. Anyway, I digress.
Fuckmorgue are a lo-fi amalgamation of hints of black metal, crust, hardcore, Gothic rock, punk all overlaid with spooky keyboards and some very desperate sounding female vocals that all adds up to create a really interesting and unusual listen. I couldn't think of any bracket to put them in. Despite the added influence of the crust and black metal on each others worlds Fuckmorgue easily sidestep that. The only way I can describe this is to imagine west coast art rockers get lost and kidnapped in the cold, harsh winter. Forced into slavery and witness to brutality, murder and the futility of life. They escape and make a bid for Canada. Along the way they are forced to eat one of there party and kill animals to survive.........

.....this is what all that would have sounded like. Down forever. on a related note, some of this lot did go onto play in the sweet Kursk and Wolbachia as well. Another couple of bands worth checking out.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Pine Barrens - Demo 2010 (2010)

Some nasty, local noise right here. Pine Barrens have been slowly getting there shit together for a while now, a few gigs, few mentions. They completed this demo late last year. I say demo, its a self released 4 track affair really. I don't know how to describe this other than its a very dark sounding, black tinged, thrash laced barrage of desperate rasped vocals and minor melodic riffage. Does that make sense? They even throw in sax and violin on the closer. Nearest thing I can think of is maybe Crestfallen ( I proper used to love that band, got that to post soon) with the core toned down and the BM turned up? Maybe? Dan Shaw is involved which means brutality is more than guaranteed over any sort of labelling or niche. Get it downloaded.

Those nice folk at Power Negi and Big Mountain Tapes are making it available on the trusty C90 sometime soon. Sweet.