Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sonic Overload 4/12/10

So Malcolm McLaren passed away recently—he’s best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols. Some might say creator, svengali, exploiter... whatever the case, I suppose he did set the wheels in motion for the band. Before that, he tried (and failed) to revive the New York Dolls’ flagging career with a hammer and sickle motif and dressing them in red leather. Later, he plucked some of the original Ants from Adam and put together Bow Wow Wow with a teenaged vocalist, Anabella Lwin, totally playing up the jailbait angle. Malcolm had no shortage of crassness, that’s for sure. I won’t say that I’m playing the Pistols in his memory but as more of an acknowledgement of his death. Whatever...

I also thought about gathering some audio concerning the mining tragedy in West Virginia earlier this month, where 29 miners perished. Ultimately, I didn’t have the time to put anything together. But that doesn’t mean you, my dear listeners, should remain unaware of how these deaths could have possibly been avoided. The CEO of their company, Massey Coal, is a character by the name of Don Blankenship and he’s a consummate robber-baron scumbag. I can’t even begin to detail his transgressions. Here’s one piece that provides info: . Since the Supreme Court recently said that corporations have the same “rights” as individuals, perhaps Mr. Blankenship, being the CEO of a criminal corporation, can be brought up on charges of murder or, at the very least, manslaughter. After reading about his less-than-exemplary exploits, I’d argue Blankenship is more than a little culpable for these events.

All of this gets frustrating after awhile, doesn’t it? That’s why I’d rather watch baseball or listen to punk rock sometimes!

Sonic Overload 4/12/10


SEX PISTOLS-Satellite (Virgin)

NOMOS-Salvation/Annihilation (Deranged)
THE HORROR-The Menace (Grot)
PYRAMID SCHEME-Jesus Floorpunching Christ (Art Fraud)
CULTURE SHOCK-If Only An Atheist Could Pray For The Apocalypse (demo)
HELLSHOCK-Wax Statues (HG Fact)
KIELTOLAKI-Ikuinen Kesa Kaikilla (Feral Ward)

GET RAD-Cut The Noose (Underground Communique)
LIBYANS-Higher Standards (Narshardaa)
SOCIALCIDE-Unapproachable (Even Worse/Kangaroo)
EMPTY VESSEL-Fade Away (Blind Spot)
FUNERAL SHOCK-Blow Up West Point (Six Weeks)
BL’AST-Only Time Will Tell (SST)


THE MEN-Hated (self-released)
EXTINCT GOVERNMENT-Politicians Should Die (Overthrow)
JOHNS TOWN ALOHA-Hang The Black (HG Fact)
CHAOS Z-Steckt die Köpfe in den Sand (Weird System)

FOLDED SHIRT-15 Year Old Kids (Fashionable Idiots)
HOMOSTUPIDS-R Companion (Fashionable Idiots)
OUT WITH A BANG-Love My Life (Fashionable Idiots)
GENERAL INTEREST-Out With A Bang (demo)
DEAD WIFE-Txt Me (Psychic Handshake/No Vacation)
SPITS-Remote Control (Dirtnap)
SICK THINGS-Good Citizen (Inner City Sound)

WEIRDOS-Solitary Confinement (Dangerhouse)
RUTS-I Ain’t Sofisticated (Virgin)
MISFITS-Bloodfeast (Caroline)
STRANGLERS-Straighten Out (IRS)


AK47-They Killed Radio Raheem (Reason)
SHIPWRECKED-Violent Response (self-released)
HOLY SHIT!-Fuckin’ With My Head (Criminal IQ)
BEASTIE BOYS-Tough Guy (Capitol)
KORO-700 Club (Sorry State)
NEOS-Fascist Rule (Breakeven)

ANEMIC BOYFRIENDS-Guys Are Not Proud (Red Sweater)
ANGRY SAMOANS-Not Of This Earth (Triple X)
TELECOMMANDE-6128 Frustration/Suicide (demo)
RUDI-Who You? (from “We Went And Recorded It Anyway,” Brutarian Quarterly)

SCARS-Adultery (Fast)
MOLLS-White Stains (Skids)
PHOBIA-Pretend You’re Not Crazy (from “The Boston Bootleg,” Varulven)
21-645-Babble (from “Laughing On The Ground,” Propeller)


SUICIDE-Dream Baby Dream (ZE)
STEREOLAB-Mellotron (Too Pure)
COP ON FIRE-Imbecile (Inimical)
GENBAKU ONANIES-Rat Trap (Trippin’ Elephant)

GANG OF FOUR-Cheeseburger (Warner Bros.)
DEATH OF SAMANTHA-Coca Cola and Licorice (St. Valentine)
CURE-It’s Not You (Elektra)
RUNAWAYS-School Days (Mercury)


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