Nothing really specific on my mind right now except for what I think is good music. Been waiting to get some samples of my buddies Jeff and James’ new band Splinter Cell up Humboldt, Cali way and James came through. They will actually be playing this Saturday with another old buddy Ed and his band the Underlings, which I’ve posted here as well. Check out what the NorthCoast Journal has to say here. This stuff really surprised me as it’s the kind of stuff I’ve been enjoying lately, yet very original as only Humboldt produces. They have a Facebook page here. Anyway I dig them maybe you will too. Splinter Cell – It’s Not Love , Splinter Cell – That’s Pathetic
Jay had recomended I check out some stuff in his comment on the MDC feat. Pig Champion post. “If you get a chance, check out Poison Idea with Jeff Dahl, doing Dead Boys, Lords of the New Church, etc. tunes. It was a tribute to the great Stiv Bators”. Good enough for me man, something else good that I’ve never heard before. After looking to buy the CD I could only find it as a cassette on Ebay (just don’t really buy cassettes anymore). Anyway there’s several origianls on the album, but here’s those covers.
Poison Idea & Jeff Dahl – Open Your Eyes , Poison Idea & Jeff Dahl – Flame Thrower Love
Mr. Batguano over at Fugitive Equilibrium sent me for a spin when he posted some Woody Guthrie on one of his Song Of The Week posts. Not sure if any of you guys are familiar with him if not definately read this. A very important figure in American music history in my opinion. Anyway it fit perfectly as I’ve been feeling frustrated with our government lately and also with the bags of money a very small portion of our population take home yearly. This athelete just signed a 100 million dollar contract, this CEO makes 28 million a year and so on. Minimum wage is $7.25. How much money is too much or for that matter how much is enough? Is that what capitalism is all about? Is that what we all should aspire to? Damn a person could go on and on about that kind of stuff. Anyway Woody spends the whole album singing about two famous anarchists from the beginning of the last century, Sacco & Vanzetti. No screaming and hollaring here, just good old fashioned singing. This wasn’t the tune Mr. Batguano posted, but this was my favorite off of the album.
Woody Guthrie – Two Good Men One thing that was cool about Woody Guthrie, is he didn’t believe in copyrights.
Once again I’ve gone on and on before getting to the post at hand. I can’t help myself man. I’m just going to accept it and do what I gotta do. Ha, ha. This one is almost completely random. I was just kind of going through my 7″s and stumbled upon this one. I hadn’t heard it in a long time and figured if I was going to listen to it I may as wel rip it. This was not a record that blew me away but I did kind of like it and figure it may grow on me now that I have it digitized. One of the bands on this comp, Blister, I have posted before in the form of their Stitches 7″. I didn’t exactly get a big response out of that one and the rest of the bands on this comp are somewhat similar. Released in 1992 I believe on Broken Rekids is about all I know. Flex usually keeps things short and to the point in their descriptions of records, which I could probably learn from, so check what they had to say, “Most bands have the more jazzy / experimental attitude (comparable to Nomeansno or Minutemen) w/o getting artsy or tiring.” Probably my fave is Sabot’s bassy tune, but what do I know. Enough said…
Blister – Smother Earth Sabot – Velcro Assassins Of God – Big Bad Bomb Tinnitus – Sound Of Impact