Thursday, December 31, 2009

Only Built For Cuban Linx II

Who wouldda thought the best Rap album of 09 would be the new Raekwon LP. I love the Wu man... and the firstwave of solo shit in the mid 90's was sick: GZA, Ghostface, Raekwon are stand up fave's. Of recent years it seems that only RZA and Ghostface have managed to keep the flame burnin'.... until now. Cuban Linx II is as good as anything these guys have done - almost like the OG Wu with guests from RZA, Ghostface, Method Man, Inspecka Deck... it has the same vibe as Linx one, but updated with Dre on the buttons. Can't listen to this enough.....

Frisco - stand Up...Salute!

Adidas. SF. Murdering it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Acid Visions

Paradise Of Garage comps

I just picked up a killer comp of Texas psych from the 60's. There's a bunch of volumes but as far as I can tell only one on record. All killer no filler. The Scotty McKay Quintet's version of 'Train Kept a Rolli' is boss, especially seeing as the band befriend Jimmy Page from The Yardbirds, sent him the track and he overdubbed a solo. Most of the stuff is straight up banging garage - in the vein of early Elevators.... sure there's psych in there, but this ain't no hippy shit. I found digital files at the fantastic "Paradise Of Garage Comps" blog. Click the link above. Here's some rad Elevators footage to get you in the mood.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lucifer Over London

I'm not too hip with the neo-folk/industrial weirdo shit like Nurse With Wound, Current 93, Death In June et al, considering they have all done about a billion releases....some of which sound like people chucking shit down stairs. There's songs from them all that strike a chord once in a while. Epic Black Sabath rip here from Current 93.


Shanksy's post is hard to follow... what better way than with Slade (again). No fucker knows who this band are in the States, but in the UK they are an institution like Eastenders and Top Of The Pops. I know all the hip kids will be talking about when they were called Ambrose Slade and were skinheads and shit. Fuck that. I'm all about the 70's era when they were EVERYWHERE. Total party music. Back home, if you put Slade on, the party has started. Here's a track from the epic 'Slayed?" LP when they were in full galm effect. also a link to the MP3's.


War Photographer

Don't mean to be a downer, but just saw this documentary called "War Photographer," about a guy named James Nachtwey. Really heavy shit, but pretty amazing. Raises all kinds of questions, not only about him and his work, but about the rest of us who view it and how we view it. I also checked out a book of his stuff called "Inferno." This clip isn't an official trailer, but it'll give you a feel for the film.

The one thing missing from the clip that was particularly interesting, was they attached a microcamera to the body of his camera (the still image above). So as he is taking photos--and these photos are INTENSE--you see exactly what he's looking at, how he's framing it up, how close he is to this immense sadness and destruction and pain. Highly recommended.

Da Mystery Of Chestboxing

Fuckin Wu Tang and Lego?. What's not to like. (Thanks to our pals at One Sound for this).

Wu-Tang Lego: Da Mystery of Chessboxin' from davo on Vimeo.

Ten Years After

I've been on a late 60's early 70's rock kick of late. I had no idea that Ten Years After played Woodstock?. When I was really little the only records I'd seen were my Mum's paltry Dylan collection...until I saw some of my Uncle Steve's vinyl. He was younger than my Mum and in the mid 70's was all about flares, long hair and fuckin rock n roll. I saw records by The Groundhogs, Ten Years After etc. It was'nt til decades later that I got into that shit. Some is too much introspective wankery, but when it hits a groove I'm feelin it. Here's Ten Years After at Woodstock. Epic. Also a link to a crazy Ten Years After fan page.

fan page

Sunday, December 20, 2009

In Extremis

In Extremis indeed - I just picked up the first Martyrdod and I'd forgotten how fucking extreme the band are..... this track is from their second LP which is no less harsh. Falling somewhere between Scandinavain crust and black metal...this shit is not for the faint of heart!!!

Lotek Mixtape 1

I'm sure I posted this before, but Allan came over last night with Kyle who is in this vid - and I forgot how fucking ripping the SF crew are... raddd!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


No secret that we Love Love. Arthur Lee is a fuggin genius. Snagged this from Scott's Facebook posting - some sickass 70's goodness.... RIP Arthur.


So get this.... Portland wrestler in the late 60's who fancies himself as a singer gets a band together (including a 17 year old Greg Sage later of the Wipers) and lays down a bunch of soulful psych vibes. I kept seeing the LP and I just had to own it. No let down....shit is epic. The dude used to enter the ring on a 3 heeled motorbike to the sound of his own jams. Feeling it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The sounds they reign

Following yesterday's post, wanted to put this one up to. Blowing my head. And at the bottom is the original, from 60s psych band Glass Sun. Greg Cartwright can really pick the covers (in this case, with a slight name change).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Can there be any doubt...

...that from here on out, this debris is all that's left of me."

Sick. Been out a few months now but I finally got my hands on the latest Reigning Sound. Been listening to them religiously lately and this track is probably my new fave. Great hooks, insanely good lyrics, and that organ is killing me.

(the talking up front, not part of the song)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Armour - Iron Man

Managed to slip this one into a commercial at work.... heavvvvvvy.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Windsor James

More skating. Buttery smooth... it's all about the pop. This dude has it in spades. Check his fuckin ollies. epic.


Forgot about this sesh we had in Novato a few years back with Jono and the Ox. Sick.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Society Of Invisibles

Not new, but new to me.... this hip hop crew harness the deep dark Wu Tang beats with lyrics about dismemberment and fucking shit up. My kind of crew.

Brain Donor

Our man Michael dropped the birthday hammer with a gift of the most recent Brain Donor disc "Drain Boner"....fucked up psych heavyness influnenced in no small part by Cope's Japrock fascination. This track is a little less dark.... but no less ripping. Thanks for the gift dude....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Suga Bear - Graveyard Shift

From 1998 coming out of the Protrero Projects in SF this LP has some sweet lazy beats but super harsh gangbanging lyrics. One of the few records to come out of these fierce projects in the city this album caused a gangwar due to the lyrical content. I don't know if this even came out on vinyl? If so...hook a brother up!!

Bricks And Mortar Birthday Bash

The crew got together last night for an absolute banger of a night to celebrate another year. Things got ugly but the tunes were sweet and it was nice to see so many faces out. Thank you!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Euro Stomp

Ever since I got a batch of 60's garage tapes a decade or so ago, I've had a bit of a thing for Euro garage. Lots of folks are familiar with Q65 or Golden Earings.... but today I just got a great comp called 'Searching In The Wilderness" which has a bunch of GREAT obscuro garage from the likes of the Red Squares, Namelosers, Outlaws, Snobs and then stuff by the aforementioned Q65 and Golden Earings. It even has a track by a band called Sean Buckley And The Breadcrumbs featuring a very young Jimmy Page on geetar... rock on!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Our pal Eric was part of the tiki lounge crew Ape. Pretty rad that a dude makes a tiki live while they play...

Pierced Arrows

Still hard to believe that Fred Cole and Co. are on Vice records..... the band rule. Our love for all things Fred Cole is no secret, and this video shows the band are ripping. Can't wait for the new LP.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Coloured Balls


love him or hate him, this track rocks. Some great musicians backing him as well.


Litmus are a space rock band from dear old blighty. Where lots of these types of bands get too 'out there', this band keep it driving.... just like your favorite Hawkwind numbers. They just put out a new record too...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sean Macintosh

Keeping the local flavor with bikes this time....some psych SF action... starts of mellow and gets pretty nuts towards the end...


Love Missile F1-11

Post Gen X Sigue Sigue Sputnik were fruity as fuck - I thought they were total shit, but time is a great healer and I've warmed up to their apocalyptic techno space punk. They still look soft but the track is boss.

Ezekial In SF

More Bay Area goods.... and another nice soundtrack.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


On my birthday this girl who has been text messaging me for over a year and a half (one time she sent me a picture of herself in her underwear which I sent to all my friends but when I tried to get pictures of her yammers or vagina she wouldn't do it and clammed up, so to speak) and who I have met once in my life (a year and a half ago) (she has been sending me "sexy" text messages too, "sextmessages") calls me twice. Well, it's not really my birthday, it's the night before my birthday but at midnight, it's my birthday, you know? And it IS midnight and I AM throwing up outside Colins work, over on 16th. Anyways this girl I was talking about before calls me and leaves me a message, which is her singing "happy birthday" in that Marilyn Monroe-to-JFK-style, and I laugh and puke some more. Eventually I decide I am gonna take the bus home because I'm too loaded and besides there's no girls there anyways. So I ask Kaheem ( a black guy) if he knows when the next bus is because he has a next-generation cell phone, but he forgot to pay the bill (typical) and so I walk down to the bus stop but the next bus thing on the bus stop is broken, which isn't a problem really (people've been waiting for busses without knowing when they're coming for a long time I figure) but fuckin hell it's goddam raining and freezing and I'm by myself and I can't stop farting which is real depressing when it's your birthday and you're just standing there farting in the rain. So this girl text messages me saying she lives on 15th street and since I'm on 16th street and it's cold and raining and my birthday why the fuck not? She calls me three times after I confirm I'm gonna come over to her house. Three times in something like five minutes. I get there and christ she's got the body of a skinny lesbian, you know, like real muted tits and skinny but too skinny, you know? All over. Also a haircut outta my goddam nightmares. She's in her underwear so that's promising. She talks in a fucking fauxScottish accent for the next fifteen minutes, in which I sleep with her. I've really only known her for an hour (we hung out for forty five the first time) so this is pretty sick. I bang her for like four minutes and then realize I'm not wearing a condom (they call them "prangers" in Australia) and then something gross happens (I am not having a kid). I kept my pants on cuz I wanted to leave right after (THIS IS A GOOD MOVE AND USUALLY WORKS) but I sit for a sec, I ain't a JERK I'm just busy. So I make some smalltalk and I prepare to split, I tell her "I Gotta split, I wanna wake up in my own bed on my birthday" which is partially true but also I get grossed out as fuck when I look at the girls I bang after I bang them, unless they're cute. Anyways she starts like (she's still naked by the way) curling up into sort of a fetal position but a bit more relaxed, and she's crying and convulsing. So I, being sensitive and empathetic and all that, ask her what's wrong. I'm gonna put a paragraph break here because this is running on too long.

She asks me "Have you ever been raped before" which makes me freak out DID I JUST RAPE THIS GIRL? but I played it cool and said "DID I JUST RAPE YOU?" and she said no but she'd been raped before and usually didn't have sex. And then proceeded to give me some nut-talk for the next hour and it freaks me out because as I said before and as is obvious if you've ever met me I'm an extremely sensitive man. Anyways she starts losing it I say "OK OK I'LL STAY HERE!" and then she puts on that movie Happiness (this seriously happens in like the fuckin blink of an eye, this part) (she's still naked, I'm dressed with shoes and jacket on) while I recline on the bed. She puts it on that scene where the girl tells the fat guy who's also in Little Nicky that she wants to break up with him and I say "WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE INSANE" because she's I think trying to make some statement about me trying to leave after knowing her for an hour and cumming on her thigh but fuck that. Also Happiness was OK the first time I saw it but I hate people who try to be "dark" and "weird" by liking it. Also, I just realized this now, but a kid gets raped in that movie, why would you put it on if you're freaking about a surprise sex attack of your own? Also her room is just a bed surrounded by liquor bottles (kinda expensive brands, too, jack daniels and shit like that) and diet coke bottles filled with water. And pill bottles but nothing cool. Anyways then she starts crying some more while I'm gathering up stuff to leave (taking cigarettes from her purse) and she puts on this video of this little girl singing. She then gives me a speech, like from a movie, a real dramatic one, about how PEOPLE LIKE THIS INSPIRE ME. THEY GIVE IT THEIR ALL. etc etc etc and how creeps and scum like me are crap and blah blah blah. I left and it was like breaking out of prison, getting out of their, blood really rushing, lungs breathing in air mixed with freedom, tastes like gold. Only now it's 4 A.M. and it's raining and I'm far as shit from my house (I lived with a fat crackhead and two parents {not mine}). She starts text messaging me "I'M GLAD I HAVE ENOUGH PILLS TO DO IT" which I figured meant she was gonna off herself. Then she sent me crazy ones like "You've never been raped before" and "You're scum" for the next week and now I just avoid 15th street.

Anyways here's the video she played me

Creative Control

More SF skatin... this time with a nice soulful soundtrack... dig innnnnn

Creative Control from BIGPAULYFILMS on Vimeo.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wicked Awesomes

Seriously? Fucking Canadians. That's the band name... I kid you not. Shitty right? right. But ripping. I reviewed this for MRR and was pretty blown away by the psych weirdo indie goodness these Canucks throw down. I don't even give a fuck about the shitty band name!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Suicidal Supermarket Trolleys

Fucking love this band. When I was in Blighty in the Nerves we hung out and played with these all the time. Good band. Good people. Simon moved stateside, Keef moved to the City of punk (Notts) and gawd knows about the others.... still sounds good. Epic vid....

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

'The people who have crippled want to see them burn.'
Doesn't get much more heavy than that. Listened to this today... Our pal Scott Moore remined via facebook of the epicness of the lyrics. Sick. Fucking Friday tunes for the Muni train...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Escape From Tomorrow

A day in the life of Nigel Sylvester.

I lve the look of this. And how the fuck do they bunnyhop so high... radness

Escape From Tomorrow (A Day In the Life With Nigel Sylvester) from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.


Ok. so get this. Outside of Dallas that does this Halloween show that's supposed to turn folks to the Lord. They reinact Columbine, Rape (at a rave), someone dying of AIDS, a girl having an abortion... it is fuuuucked up. Whats most fucked up is the faux Oscars where kids get awards for 'best shooter', best 'rape victim'..... Fucking Christians. If anyone else did that they'd be lynched.... here's a palate cleanser....

Mash and Skate

This ones for our friends at MASH


Just got the second 7" from NN from SF. They are a Latino punk band fronted by Martin from Limp Wrist/Needles/Los Crudos. The new 7" is aslice of fantastic melodic punk with Spanish lyrics. Can't understand a lick, but sounds good to these ears......

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


fuck me dogs I'm entering the "blogosphere", which I was sort of surprised to see mainly consists of two over-the-hill Britons posting you-tube videos of cops tazering a colo"u"red man with absolutely no provocation. Anyways every cocksucker this side of the Rhine cums purple whenever anyone anywhere mentions the compound word krautrock. However Your Man Belden doesn't fall for this kinda no-doubt Hebrew-backed trickery. Not now no how. Anyways here's a you-tube video of a great band doing a great song. This is what I wish Krautrock really sounded like instead of music seemingly made to drive me out of Aquarius records (the worst store in the world).

Yo there was a fuckin video here but I can't figure out how to post it. I guess if you want to look at it click on this but if not eh .

Phantom Surfers

Mike Lucas is a bit of a local legend. Super eccentric, the dude has been around the scene for years, still reviews for MRR and still plays. I'm not the biggest fan of surf music as a whole, but I can dig the Surfers and their schtick. (Stole this post off Lightenin's Facebook)

Grand Funk Railroad

I don't give a fuck that these dudes became bloated staium rock. The early jams still kick.... 1969? too right.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Modulo 1000

This is great.

Dans Le Sac Vs Scroobious Pip

Right. I'm hearing you on the name. Thats why I avoided this too. But this is ruling. Great rhymes. Nice beats. I need more.

Talk Is Poison

Talk Is Poison were a shortlived Bay Area hardcore band from the late 90's. They did a handful of eps and imploded (into bands like Needles, Look Back and Laugh, California Love etc). The records are punishing. Look how you Brian Sterne (bass) looks!!! epic.

Cock Sparrer

Played SF this weekend and slayed it. I'm not too into old bands peddling their wares years after the fact, but the Sparrer haven't really changed tack... absolute showmen... killer.

Monday, November 16, 2009

True Til Death

Remember when Chain Of Strength broke edge??? (I thought it was in Europe...apparntley not!) since then not many older edgers still hold strong. This last weekend one of the most renouned edgers broke..... only a matter of time... Here's someone talking about the different Chain Of strength pressings..

WASTED DAYS TV - "Kevin's Collection: Outtake" from Larry Ransom on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fuck Tha Police


Smalltown from Sweden are playing in the bay this weekend. At the Parkside with the Complaints (Lightin Jeff's new band who kill), Young Offenders and Off With Their Heads. Should be a super fun show. They will be playing with the mighty Cock Sparrer over the weekend too...



...sick SF locals vid.....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Underground Resistance

The scape of electronic music was changed for ever when the force Underground Resistance came about in the mid 80's. Coming out of the desolate landscape of Detroit, these techno terrorists took the electronic music scene by storm. Listening to Acid Rain still sends chills down my spine...

German SS Officers

A little light comedy relief for a Wednesday......

Railway imagery of Blyth Power

Trainspotters are mocked here in the U.K....i should know, never having lived down my early years interest in the railways. I tried and succesfully hid my childhood passion.....never mentioned the peaks, whistlers, double headers and deltics of my pre teen on the other hand are a band who's singer was in The Mob and Zounds, who's punk status and history is unquestionable singing about 50's... their record covers; "Land, sea and sky" has a 56 pulling a load of coal, 25's, 47's and 40's appear on others...i don't care who knows the knowledge i retained about diesel engines...."Land, sea and sky" is a great album too.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Place To Bury Strangers

I'm sure the smug music press is already over these guys, but I'm feeling their feedback drenched Marychain vibes... seems that pouty shoe-gaze is all the rage these days in the underground with bands like the Dum Dum Girls and labels like HoZac as well as getting play with the bigger labels. Some of this shit is boring self indulgent shit, but when they hit the hooks... I'm feeling it.

The Professionals

I saw Lightin' post this on his Facebook, so thought I'd throw it up here. Such a great song! Not too many folk know of Steve Jones & Paul Cook's post Pistols band. I like 'em way more than Lydon's artsy drivel with PIL. Good old singalong punk rock!


I'm pretty sure we posted about this before, but the Tim Braunch documentary 'Supercharged' is now out. We've yet to see it, but the trailer looks rad. Our friend Pete Koff put it together using his friends bands music which is sweet. Keep yer ears peeled for some Young Offenders tracks in there...


Sorry to all the pop pickers for the all the doom/sludge and metal these days.... just feeling that vibe at the minute. I just picked up the new LP by Morne from Boston last night on the wonderful Feral Ward. Super dark and heavy with soaring melodies.... epiiiiiic.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Eye Hate God

The sun is shining in SF and life is good. What better time to dip into the madness that is Eye Hate God. Their stories of booze, jails and drugs are legendary. They played Timmy's Chaos In Tejas this year, but we were up the road worshiping at the temple that is the Pierced Arrows. I've been feeling the dirty dark sludge of these cats recently. Our very own Sir Shanksalot was witness to them on a boat going up the hudson the other week. I'll let him tell you about that!!..

Sf - Seattle

Some local heads.... Massan & Emi from MASH and Tyler Johnson....

San Francisco to Seattle from Matt Lingo on Vimeo.

Friday, October 30, 2009

new genre?

Monster MASH

Our friends at MASH are putting on a halloween alley cat tonight. As always they will be throwing down boss prizes.... good luck though, there'll be some strong riders out tonight!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chuck Biscuits RIP

Chuck Biscuits the ultimate hardcore drummer died this past weekend. He played with DOA, Black Flag, Danzig, Circle Jerks,Social Distortion amongst others. He will be missed.

Danzig loves books...

who would have thought???

Heavy Metal In Baghdad

Watched this great documentary last night. Much respect to dudes bringing the metal under the hardest circumstances....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pink Fairies

The Pink Fairies were an English rock band active in the London underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They promoted free music, drug taking and anarchy and often performed impromptu gigs and other agitprop stunts, such as free outside the gates at the Isle of Wight pop festival, the Windsor Free Festivals as well as appearing at the first Glastonbury outing and Phun City. All their records are worth tracking down, but they are probably most famous for Larry Wallis getting together with Lemmy from Hawkwind for the initial lineup of Motorhead (or Bastard as they were know for a while). The first Mororhead record (posthumously released as 'On Parole') is by far my favorite, sounding somewhere between the Fairies and the more straight ahead Hawkwind stuff.... City Kids was originally a Pink Fairies song...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Video Dead

When I left school I went to college to do my A levels and spent more time dossing about with my mates than doing work. Me and Chris Morrison used to skip every Tuesday and watch old zombie flicks. I'v never been into horror films before or since, but this period was a special time for me. One of our faves was Video Dead... total skint. Epic.


I have been listening to a lot f blown out noise and Japanese hardcore from the early 80's. GISM are the pinnacle of crazy thrash. I have been battering their 'Detestation' LP this what better way to start a Monday then 'Endless Blockade for the Pussyfooter'...ahhhhhhhhhhhhrrrrrghhhhh

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Our friend Ola linked us up with this video of Immortal.

here's the OG. I love the way the dude is rocking a fucking wizard's hat. Genius.

The Spits

They played SF last night. Missed them again. Bummer. I heard they rules as usual. New LP is ripping too...

Hunx And His Punx.

Cheap Time

First night of SF's budget rock tonight at the Eagle Tavern. Young Offenders, Primatevas, Hunx and His Punx and this band... Cheap Time. Doors at 8. $6. Should be a banger.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SMALL FACES - Documentary

Can't remember if this has been posted before. Well, it doesn't hurt to post again if it has.


In keeping with the meatl theme of toady - here's some pics of Watain. I read somewhere that they are Nazis....but I'm not totally sure.. some of this Black Metal stuff is borderline..... Don't worry though... this song is about the antichrist..

Into The Crypts Of Rays

When I was a nipper I was really into Celtic Frost... they had this super weird take on thrash metal... all atmosphere and shit... along with weirdo songs like 'Mexican Radio' and 'I Won't Dance'. I was rocking 'Into Pandemonium' this morning ad it still stands the test of time....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ghostface Killah

Oldie but a goldie - Daytona 500 is the best track on the 'Iron Man' Lp. Ghostface has been the most most consistant of the post Wu projects. This is off his 1st LP... waaay back in the day

Can - Mother Sky

I'm surprised we haven't had a Can post before. I have a love/hate relationship with Krautrock. i love the stoner grooves, but get a little lost in the far out experimentalism. I love Can though.... so influential and out theeeerrrrrreeee....

Dr John

Halloween!!Voodoo!!Listening to his Gris Gris album.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jeffrey Lewis

anti-folk hero's history of New York Punk. so rad. Thanks Mike!!

Rollins/Techno Viking

We fucking love the Techno Viking at B&M. Here's a remix with Rollins. Epic.

Sonic Chicken 4

along with the Clams, Sonic Chicken 4 from France played and totally blew my mind...... so cool and weird. Like the Fallouts meeting fucking Hawkwind and 60's pop....... the drummer is mental and the guitarplayer shared his last drop of bacardi with me. Oh and thee Vicars got paid $300 and Sonic Chicken 4 got $15.... weak

Shannon And The Clams

So, we went to see thee Vicars. They totally had the Seeds/ sonics sound down and they were like 18. They are the 'next big thing' back home. They were fine, but didn't we see this 15/20 years ago done waaaaaay better by the Mighty Caesers, Milkshakes, Cynics and Lyres. They even had a manager. Nice. They were totally blown away by Shannon And The Clams who have this crazy sultry doowop/soul thing going on. Not sure I'm feeling their Oakland hobo hipster following, but they ripped...


Japanese noise merchants D-Clone played here last week. I missed them. They ripped by all accounts..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

De Kift

This Dutch band has been going for almost 20 years... run in the same circles as The Ex, Dog Faced Hermans etc.
Mississippi Records has teamed up with Dutch label Red Wig (who recently released the searing Rondos reissue 2XLP) to re-release the band's first album and 7"EP from 1989 here in the US. It's brilliant stuff. The newer stuff is a lot less punk (check out this video...) but that early stuff is noisy, abrasive, and direct. Worth seeking out.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thee Vicars

UK scallyways. Playing the Elbo Room SF tomorrow. sound like a young Headcoats.

Steven Reich

I was listening to an interview with a pulitzer prize winning music critic Tim Page who has aspergers syndrome (a form of autism). He was talking about how music spoke to him in a way the confusion of people and the world didn't. I sometimes feel like that. He talked about his first written criticism of a piece by Steven Reich where he talked about the enjoyment of the music was not the start and the end....but the journey. I like that. It's pissing with rain in SF and somehow the fluidity of Reich seems perfect for the dull days.....


Monday, October 12, 2009

Richard Thompson

I know our man Rooney has posted up about this man, but I was listening to a radio interview with him and he seems like such a genuine bloke and a real talent. I love early Fairport Convention, but haven't explored too much of his solo work, maybe nows the time...

Tunnel Jam

Nike build ramps in a tunnel in England. Looks rad.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Billy Bragg at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2009

Billy Bragg played this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. This was my first time seeing him, and he put on one hell of a show. I found myself going back to some of his recorded material that had put me off. If you're like me, and prefer his recorded stuff without a band accompaniment, then you will find a whole new appreciation for songs like "I Keep Faith" and "Greetings to the New Brunette" when its just Billy and a guitar.

Here are some decent quality live tracks from that performance:

No Power Without Accountability

Sing Their Souls Back Home

Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards


After haning out Pauladelphia last weekend I've had my head stuck into some stoner vibes.... OM are great; medatative and grooving... the new record killlllllllls.

Heavy Metal Jnr.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


My friend Dan's band... super metal... super rough. I'm a fan of the 7".... and a big fan of Dan... rocccck.


so the USA had Nashville Pussy and Rev Horton Heat as support fro Motorhead. UK had the Damned and Girlschool. What the Fuck? Love Girlschool... here's 'Please Don't Touch' with Motorhead... stone cold classic.


Saw Motorhead last night. They killed it. here's them on the UK show the Young Ones. I was a nipper when this came on and it blew my head. Classic Lemmy/Philthy/Campbell/Wurzul line up.... siiiiick

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bare Wires

One of my purchases this weekend was an LP by the Bare Wires.... bought solely on the fact that one of the members of Snakeflower 2 is in them. Not disappointed one bit, super catchy powerpop, kinda like the Scientists. These cats are local too... Loving it.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Citizens Arrest

There's a new double LP discography of this New York band's discography just come out. I dug out the LP and 7" and shit still kills. This live video is a little tame, but it's still good to see. Falling somewhere between Void, Ripcord and Siege this band were amazing. No-one has that deep growl to scream thing down like Daryl did!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Urban Struggle Battle Of The Cuckoos Nest

I have never seen this doc before.... interviews are great and the early super raw footage of Black Flag is some of the best I've seen...


For those (like me) who couldn't make Vegas... here's a little run through. My bike is at 2.40. No really... that's my actual bike... it went instead of me. Heads up to Mike, Gabe and the crew for throwing down Mash style as always!!

INTERBIKE 09' VEGAS SUCKAS from chris clappe on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Off With Their Heads

In response the the 'Fun Punk' post. Here's Off With Their Heads - who have fun and are punk. They are playinf SF soon with Cock Sparrer....

Witch - Introduction

Any reader(s) of the blog will know my fascination with Zambian music from the late 60's/early 70's. I only just discovered this shit last year even though I was born there and members of my family lived there for years. In fact, The Peace and Witch albums recorded in the next goddamn town!! wtf? Anyway, I paid top dollar for the reish of the Witch - Lazy Bones LP... and what a bonzer. Now those fuckers at Shadocks have delivered the first Witch album 'Introduction'. Hollllllllllly Shit. This is some primal fuzz... and the hooks? are you kidding me. I don't even want to tell you how many duckets I dropped on this repro. Trust me, it was worth every penny... and for all you collector fucks who think they'll track down the orig? it ain't gonna happen. Trust me. Don't have mp3's to share... but follow this link for a taste. 500 of them on thick-ass vinyl.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Limp Wrist

I posted about these local heroes before... here's some great quality footage of their recent Euro tour..

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dillinger Four/Riverboat Gamblers/arrivals/Young Offenders

Our shitty band is playing at the Botom Of The Hill in SF tonite...should be a banger - it's all ages too!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


To temper the last post.... Here's Siege from 1984. This band were light years ahead of their time in terms of speed and agression. Boston. 1984. Rad.