Wednesday, September 29, 2010


while talking about Medway's finest we would be remiss not throwing in some Wild Billy Chilish and some of his offshoots - I'm a fan of most of his stuff...especially the Milkshakes and the Headcoats. The Headcoatees were the Headcoats with 3 birds singing and Armitage Shanks were the punkest of the lot. Childish is knocking out tunes with the Buff Medways who feature Graham Day of the Prisoners on drums... see? it's all connected...

The Prisoners

The Prisoners (along with Nine Below Zero) - the best thing to be spawned by the mod revival of the early eighties. James Taylor of the JTQ on Hammond.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock is being given a relick with Sam Riley (from Control) playing 'Pinkie'. Set 30 yrs on from the original against a backdrop of warring mods and rockers, word on the street is it's gonna be a corker.

60TS Mix

Anutha 60TS mix ( RnB, Popcorn, Northern Soul) with some heavy tunes...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


A little late on this...but looks like the City in LA has put out a gang injunction on a graffiti crew - usually these injunctions are placed on traditional sreet gangs. The crew became notorious for the quarter mile MTA tag on LA's riverbed.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Walking Dead - Un-Official Opening Credits

Warning - this post is for the Comic book heads. All the rest of you can move along.

So some cat decided he couldn't wait for the Walking Dead show to premiere on AMC and created the opening credits himself using the Eels and animating the art from the comics, just for fun. As you would. For no money. Cause you have the time. Anyways, it's sweet.

THE WALKING DEAD "Opening Titles" from Daniel Kanemoto on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


The Alarm were fuckin huge in the UK. Shit too. No time for that. Prior to being the Alarm, the band were called Seventeen and released an absolute stormer of a 7" with 'Bank Holiday Weekend" on the A and 'Don't Let Go'on the flip. The disc is worth a pretty penny both for Alarm collectors (do they exist?) and mod/powerpoppers. Even the reissue is scare. Dig in.


No mark powerpop from the Isles.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm A Ghost

Another new Trouble In MInd release - the latest Hex Dispensers 7" is killer....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tyler Jon Tyler

On Cococoma's Trouble in Mind label.

Syl Box

Numero just sent out a newsletter announcing a Syl Johnson Anthology. 4CDs/6LPs of pretty solid sounding soul.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Southern Rock Reconsidered

In middle and high school, the Southern Rock sound was a line of demarcation between us surfers and the (pigskin) football players. I could only enjoy The Rolling Stones' reinterpretations and The Kinks "Muswell Hillbilly". But I suppose there's some of it that's sorta irresistible... Tom Petty before he moved to Hollywood and most everything over at Bloodshot Records.

These guys are from the Midwest, but they're certainly revisiting that southern rock thing:

But I still kinda prefer to hear southern sounds sung with an English accent...

(alt.) Southern Rock

One of my favorites from the early 90's just released their first album in about a decade. Is it any good? I don't know. But there was a time when few bands made me happier to hear...

Le Noise

I love Neil Young. Do I need a new LP in 2010? I dunno...I mean, I got Harvest and shit y'know. Crosby Stills Nash and Young.... what else do you need? So, I hear some new tracks from his new LP 'Le Noise' and shit is raw. Like Neil should be. It's just him and his guitar turned up loud. Good. Shit. Here's a wee piece with the producer Daniel Lanois who comes off as a pretentious twat...but fair play, the record is good. Coming out some google action and you can find this streaming all over the yard.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Attack SS

More distort mayhem from Japan... No Boss.

Leonard Skinner RIP

The gym teacher who's named spawned the legend that is/was Lynyrd Skynyrd died this week. This is timely as I am on a huge Southern Rock kick right now. Our friend Al Quint (of infamous Suburnban Voice fanzine and the wonderful Sonic Overload radio show reminded me of the great Killdozer version of this song too.....

Benny Gold x Sag

Our friend Benny Gold has collaborated with SAG to make a sweet backpack. Heads paying attention may have jumped on the MASH collab last year. Nice work Benny.

seen at Hypebeast.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets

Fuckers. Dontch just hate it when hip fashion turds steal from the underground? Here's a lame Warzone ripoff from some chumps called Real Gold in the UK. RIP Raybeez.

Devil's Dirt

I know I busted out a bunch of Melborne's finest yesterday...couldn't resist this vid......

Silver Bullet

I was thinking about this cat the other day. He did these 2 ripping singles then kinda disappeared..... (although doing some delving he did an LP, toured with Public Enemy and changed his name to Silvah Bullet). Who said the UK had no good rap???

Vegas Drag Race

Our pals at MASH are gearing up for InterBike and have again set up a race through Vegas. Sick.

MASH Vegas Drag Race from MASH TRANSIT PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

NYC 1978-80

Pretty random footage edited as haphazardly as it should be.

CBGB/MAX's from Django's Ghost on Vimeo.

Found while perusing Dangerous Minds this morning.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Maggot Mouf

More from the same camp... Melborne hoods.


Just got linked into this rapper outta Melborne Australia, (thanks to Ronan at Hippo Rex for the hookup). I know a lotta heads don't feel the stuff outside the US/UK... but I love it. Check more here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Hex Dispensers

Brooksy mentioned this band in an interview recently (one of them newfangled podcast thingys). I'd never heard of the Hex Dispensers. Just bought their latest (S/T). Solid and comin' to SF next month.

awesome tapes from africa

That's what it's called and that's what, I presume, it delivers. (Thanks to Nikos the informant.)

Saturday, September 11, 2010


So me and Lolo were talking about Geeg yesterday so I figured I just post up about the man. GG Allin was a fuckin wingnut - fighting the crowd, throwing shit around. Fucked up. He was a true rock n roll outlaw. From the outset he was kinda a trad punk n roller (aprat from the fact his devout Christian parents had named him Jesus Christ Allin......)...then it all went south and he became more and more antagonsitic and out there. he finally overdosed in the 90's. Watch the movie Hated for the real deal...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cape Cod Punks

Should've posted a snippet from Cape Cod's The Freeze when I got back from my Massachusetts trip:

Nothing brilliant... just punks from a quaint and adorable place. (Thanks to Isaac for the reminder.)


Zoom hailed from Lawrence, KS. Similar story to the Poster Children, midwest-heavy post punk, with noodley math rock elements. The lyrics are a bit tongue and check at times but this record more than any captured what was going on in the midwest during the early nineties "alternative boom". While other bands were heavy and melodic, bands like Zoom and others in the Lawrence scene embraced their pop side as well. Sometimes bubbly, most of the times heavy, these guys never lost sight of the power of a good pop hook and melody to keep you coming back time after time. They were a lot like The Replacements in that you never knew what you were going to get live but when they were on, there was no one better!
Theres a link to the whole record here! Cane Fighter, Five Fingers and Thumb and Letter to Allen are all stand outs.

Poster Children

This band from Urbana/Champagne, IL was probably just a blip on the early nineties computer screen to most, but I was a huge fan! They were a welcome alternative to the sludge of grunge bands soaking up all the mainstream attention. Built on the DIY ethics of the Chicago scene, but forging new ground as the self appointed "leaders of the web movement", these guys were one of the first bands to have a presence on the internet. Melding their love of post punk, math and heavy rock, with the nerdy flair of a computer science major, these guys started what they called the "post wave" movement. Technology was embraced but the music was still low fi and heavy....but not grunge.
Tool of the Man is a banger from cover to cover! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dead To Deliverance

A little off track here with a link to a book I'm in the midst of reading. Dead To Deliverance is a memoir of former LA Crip Steve Champion who was sent to the Death Row in 1982 for murders committed duringa botched robbery. The story is bleak and engaging following his early days running with the LA Crips to the day to day horrors of San Quentin's Death Row. This book is real. Nab it here, not sure how long this will stay in print...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Roach Gigz

Bumped some Thizz City action last week... Roach Gigz from that crew is my new local fave.....


I know...not exactly digging into the crates for this one, but I heard it again the other day and it's still a top number....


African vibes are always around my house....especially Zambia and Zimbabwe. I posted a bunch on some of the more psych driven gear a while back, but I'm all about the more trad stuff.

here's Paul Ngozi... member of the Ngozi Family ???

and here the wonderful Shalawambe who I first heard on Peel (they were the first...and only? Zambian band to make the Festive Fifty)...


New northern mix for the B & M crew here. Mostly classics with a few lesser played numbers - 100mph all the way through.

Friday, September 3, 2010

South Africa

I've been buying a heap of vintage African compilations... but nothin' new.

Maybe Spoek Mathambo has been mentioned here before. Sort of intriguing blend of sounds and ample silliness.


SPOEK MATHAMBO – MSHINI WAM from spoek mathambo on Vimeo.

SF Fuzz & Pierced Arrows

Throw a rock in the air pretty much anywhere in California and you'll hit a hipster in a fuzzy low-fi band. Nevertheless, I still find myself going out to see these kids. Next up, the Burnt Ones... playing with Pierced Arrows (ex-Dead Moon) and Bare Wires at Rickshaw Stop next month.

I went on a Neil Young binge earlier this year, so here's Pierced Arrows hammering out Mr. Soul...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thizz City

Messy Marv is back with a new compilation LP focusing on new SF talent like Roach Gigz, Hustle Boys, Killa Kiese, Cam City, and Pac B. Shit is pretty ill and it's good to see the SF crew getting out there instead of infighting... Good shit.

Fuck You, Cee-lo

It ain't "Nazi Punks, Fuck Off" but...

Love's Gone Bad

Recently unearthed this Underdogs version of the old Chris Clark song 'loves gone bad' (both released through motown)...Tidy.