Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sonic Overload 6/2716

I’m not an expert in geopolitics by any stretch of the imagination but, contrary to attempts to say the UK’s exit from the European Union was a matter of economics or wishing to gain control back over its own economy, the whole thing doesn’t pass the smell test. The majority of people voted in favor of “Brexit” for dubious reasons—if I was being less than charitable (who? me?), I’d say it had a hell of a lot to do with anti-immigrant sentiment, stoked by the far-right UKIP (UK Independence Party). And you wonder if the Vulgar Talking Yam running for President in this country is going to make proverbial hay with it. I don’t know but the economic effects have been swift and brutal. We’ll see what happens...

And another tribute—this time in memory of Barker Gee, who lived in Boston for years and played in such bands as Witches With Dicks and Ringers and had also played in the Oakland band Neon Piss in recent years. He unexpectedly passed away last week. He was just 32. This year just keeps getting worse. R.I.P.

Next week, it’s our annual 4th of July Salute To America blowout...

Sonic Overload 6/27/14


STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-White Noise (Rough Trade)

JJ DOLL-Egotist (Katorga Works)
COLD SHITS-One Two Tell (demo)
TRASH KNIFE-Ronda (demo)
MANNEQUIN PUSSY-Sneaky (Tiny Engines)
DRAGGS-Lame Beach (demo)
BEEKEEPERS-Tech Kudzu (demo)

SUBHUMANS-British Disease (Bluurg)
ADVERTS-Great British Mistake (Bright)
NEW MODEL ARMY-Smalltown England (Abstract)
FIRE ENGINES-We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang (Rev-ola)
HYGIENE-National Front Tea Party (La Vida Es Un Mus)


NEON PISS-Look Homeward Angel (Deranged) in memory of Barker Gee
WITCHES WITH DICKS-Your Job Does Not Rock Balls (Kiss of Death)
RINGERS-For Arguments Sake (1-2-3-4, Go!)
GRAY MATTER-Burn No Bridges (Dischord)

G.L.O.S.S.-Out From The Desk (Total Negativity)
OBEDIENCE-Next Wasteland (demo)
HEZ-No Es Facil (self-released)
SLIMY MEMBER-Dark Rooms (Todo Destruido)
HOT TIP-Electric (demo)
ANNEX-Spirit Sin (Mass Media)

PSYCHOS-Young, British and White (Raw)
KILLJOYS-Johnny Won’t Go To Heaven (from “Punk Lost & Found,” Shanachie)
NEW HEARTS-Just Another Teenage Anthem (CBS)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS-You’re Gonna Die (Revenge)


CUT THE SHIT-Marked For Life (Gloom)
R’N’R-What’s Your Damage? (from “Stab To Kill,” Stab and Kill)
KOWARD-Sick of Dope (Total Fucker)
S.H.I.T.-Bliss (from “Hardcore—Gimme Some More,” Beach Impediment)
KOROVA-DeGrassi Fight Music (Victimized)
FUCKFACE-White Vans In The Mission (Six Weeks)

PRAGMATICS-No Rules, Just Fashion (Prax)
BROWN SUGAR-Back To The Future (Feeble Minds/Feral Kid)
MOMMY-I Remember Them (Toxic State)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS-Summertime Coffee (Deranged)
DEAD MILKMEN-Instant Club Hit (Restless)

PISSCHRIST-Punk Is Love (Yellow Dog)
ELECTRIC FUNERAL-Worldwide Genocide (Southern Lord)
INSANE YOUTH A.D.-Attack of I.Y.A.D. (from “Hibachi Omnibus Volume 2,” Hibachi/Fourteegee)
EVANCE-The Inner Side (self-released)
FAT DAY-untitled (Gun Court)


MY BLOODY VALENTINE-Feed Me With Your Kiss (Relativity)
YATSURA-Pow R. Ball (Primary)
WEEKEND-Age Class (Slumberland)
TUBERS-High Tide It’s Inside (No Idea)

IN SCHOOL-Bloodlust (Thrilling Living)
S-21-Oriental/Ornamental (demo)
BAD ERIC-Trash (demo)
MELT-BANANA-Tapir’s Flown Away (Tzadik)
BUTCHER-No Doubt About It (Butcher)

ARGENT-Hold Your Head Up (Epic)

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