Well the computer at home is officially dead, or at least the hard drive is. It’s a blow to what has become a way of life for me, at least in part. Considering all the bullshit going on in the world and what other people might really call a tragedy, it’s pretty minor I guess. A friend of ours loaned us a beat up old computer that her brother in law pieced together, and it has Windows XP like my old one, but the RAM on it is not enough to support that operating system. Can you say slow? …or maybe a better way to say it is, slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I’m a spoiled SOB so dial up speeds are a test of my patience. Worst part though…NO SOUND = NO MUSIC. Not sure what to do except start saving the change…ha, ha. Anyway, I started this post with the old machine, so the songs were already uploaded (another thing I will not be able to do) and most of the text was done. Thanx though to those of you who sympathized with my dilemma, my Mustard Relics loved ones.
So what do yall think of WikiLeaks? Those maniacs are sure stirring the pot. I haven’t read anything they’ve “leaked” but they must be onto something if they’ve got the heads of state around the world running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Not sure if it’s a threat to security, whatever the fuck that means, but too many secrets are not good, somebody might actually figure out that “they’re” up to something.
With Christmas on the way, I thought I’d represent with what some might say was the opposite in the classic good versus evil battle. Actually the fundamentalist types around here and elsewhere are always talking about the Devil being outside somewhere, they call him/her/it, the “enemy”. In what has for the most part been fruitless discussions with these so called Christian (as you may already know, I am the only true Christian), I have been know to say, if your worried about the devil, he’s right there, and I point at their heart. I have nothing against Christmas, I celebrate the season in my own way, but my wife likes to have the Christmas tree up. Actually I’ve read and studied quite a bit about the subject and find it pretty interesting. What sucks is the commercialization, but that’s a no brainer right? I feel like I’m the only one complaining though when they’re already trying to sell you shit before we’ve even done Thanksgiving. There’s not one aspect of human life that isn’t commercialized or for sale, I think about that every time I see bottled water. So anyway, to satisfy your raw black metal drum machine craving (you know, at times black metal can really push my superstitious nature, but other times it just sounds silly, you be the judge). This might make you grin,
Haat – Branding Iron
WARNING: Not one song on this post was ripped from a piece of plastic/wax/polyvinyl chloride that I have in my possession, everything was “found” (I’m like Columbus, a discoverer) on the net. There’s a ton of records around the house begging to be highlighted here, but damn it I felt like doing a Christ on Parade post. If you haven’t heard them before look into some of their records, especially the two LPs, fucking out of this world good band. The LPs and 7″s I have, have been posted a million times in various places. Found some pre-CoP stuff and a demo a while back, and felt they needed to be represented here. First though, just to get us in the mood, I found some stuff that I thought was interesting and worth listening to. These more recent bands exhibit CoP-ism or are CoP-esque. Not sure if they were influenced by or even have ever heard CoP, but for one reason or another you can hear it in their music.
El Dopa – Slave
Empty Grave – No Friends
Under Al Kritik – Insomnia (live)
It’s All Gonna End – Stupid Stupid
As I said a while back I found a band called Teenage Warning which featured two members of CoP. Apparently there was a 7″ released of their 1983 demo, but that’s long out of print. You can find the whole thing plus some other stuff here, here and here. Some raging hardcore worth your time,
Teenage Warning – No War
Teenage Warning – Flash, Duck And Cover
Teenage Warning – Thoughts of War
Just for purposes of comparison, here’s the later Christ on Parade album versions of two of those tunes.
Thoughts of War
In 1986, Christ on Parade released a demo and for part of the same reason I dig the Teenage Warning stuff is that I get to hear tunes that I’ve been familiar with for a long time but in earlier, rougher, (better?) versions. I’ve long since forgotten which blog I got these tunes, but a thankyou goes out to the faceless individual who initially shared these (and probably just got it off of a file sharing site themselves). With that, I’ve babbled on enough and turned this into another boring mega post, when what you should do is just trip out on how good this music is.
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Land Lord Song