Wednesday, 29 October 2014


"Something's burning"
Year:  1995
Country:  Catalonia  (Spain)
City:  Piera
Label:  Gore rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Thrash Metal

The band was established in 1988 and discharged their introduction with 4 demo tapes like: "Live", "Demo tape" or "Idem" in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Since the arrival of their fourth "Something's burning" in 1995, which contained the first full lenght album of the band, they were tenderly by her fans as a kind of punk music and attitude influenced. GARGOLA were constantly known for their noteworthy live shows and played so far various times in clubs and at celebrations far and wide and were with groups like Deep Purple and Blind Guardian an other metal bands, but also bands from the spanish hardcore / punk scene (La Polla Records, Subterranean Kids, Accio Directa, Spatek, La Banda Trapera, Inadaptats, Beer Mosh, etc.). GARGOLA did something that will go down in the spanish metal history, to make thrash-metal with a clean, smart and well produced sound, with a punk and honest attitude. They were not a classical "political band" but they have some clear principles. Strictly musical is a must to mention bands like Black Sabbath, Metallica or Megadeth and some little Discharge influences. I think its music has nothing to do with fast thrash-metal or speed-metal at all, but rather into slow and loud "groove". There is also a little thing, better said, a curiosity, the drums player was also the vocalist of the band, something really difficult to make, sure. Be careful, the GARGOLA... could be alive...
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"The quickening"
Year:  1996
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Nitro rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  42 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk  Rock

The Vandals are a punk rock band formed in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Kung Fu Records. They have released ten full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured the world extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour. They are well-known for their use of humor, preferring to use their music as a vehicle for entertainment and sarcasm rather than as a platform for more “serious” issues.   The band’s lineup fluctuated significantly over their first nine years, though founding members Steven Ronald “Stevo” Jensen, guitarist Jan Nils Ackermann, and first consistent drummer Joe Escalante remained regular fixtures. Of the original members only Escalante has remained through all incarnations of the band. The current lineup of Escalante, Dave Quackenbush, Warren Fitzgerald, and Josh Freese has remained intact since 1990 and is considered by most fans to be far removed from the band’s early 1980s incarnation. Since 2002 Escalante has released all of the band’s albums through his Kung Fu Records label, with Fitzgerald generally producing.
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014


"Nothing can go wrogn!"
Year:  1986
Country:  Netherlands
City:  Amsterdam
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD
Tracks:  16
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Hardcore     Punk

The band were named after a Dutch historical figure named Balthasar Gerards, who assassinated the king of the Netherlands in 1584. "Balthasar Gerards Kommando" were formed in the early 1980s by members of punk band The Nitwitz (also from Amsterdam, the Netherlands).  Rejecting the then-popular trend to emulate British Oi bands, BGK took their musical cues from American hardcore bands such as MDC, and soon developed an ultrafast style of their own. The band was also committed to following through with its leftist political stance, both in terms of the punk scene (the band set up DIY shows with low door prices, and put out affordable records on their own label) and in a wider political spectrum (they often played benefits for various causes, and helped run the Emma squat in Holland). BGK released all their records on a label they started in their Nitwitz days, Vögelspin, and collaborated with U.S. labels R Radical and Alternative Tentacles. They helped touring bands playing in the Netherlands, and themselves toured Europe and the U.S. several times, finally calling it quits in 1987.  After BGK’s demise, bassist Tony formed rock’n’roll band Loveslug. In 1996, the Nitwitz reunited (partially due to interest from Epitaph Records). Alternative Tentacles has recently reissued BGK’s entire catalog, both on vinyl and CD.
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Monday, 6 October 2014


"Can I say?"
Year:  1986
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Dischord
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Pop     Punk     Hardcore

Brian Baker, formerly of Minor Threat, formed DAG NASTY with Colin Sears, Roger Marbury and Shawn Brown in 1985 Shortly Before the recording of Their debut full-length, "Can I Say", where members Shawn Was Replaced by former frontman dys Dave Smalley, kicking off a revolving door membership thatâ would continue throughout the duration of the band, ultimately leavin Brian as the only original member. Recorded DAG NASTY "Can I Say" in June 1986 and "Wig Out ​​at Denkos" in December 1987 for Dischord Records Before moving to Giant Records for the release of "Field Day" in 1988. The "Can I Say" Reformed line-up in 1992 to record "Four on the Floor" for Epitaph and again in 2002 to record a full-length for Revelation Records. In November 2010 Dischord released the long shelved "Dag With Shawn" recording session, featuring the original line-up with DAG NASTY Shawn Brown where vowels. This is essentially the Same album that was later re-recorded and released as "Can I Say". Essential album.
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"Join us"
Year:  1998
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Dischord
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36
Genre:  rock
Style:   Post Hardcore     Emo

SWIZ was one of the most popular bands in the younger and small Washington DC hardcore scene of the late 80s. Their singer, Shawn Brown, had been the original DAG NASTY vocalist, and they were on the "Sammich Records" label, which was distributed by "Dischord Records". In 1995, several years after SWIZ broke up, former members Jason Farrell and Dave Stern reunited to form BLUETIP, with bassist Jake Kump and drummer Zac Eller (Worlds Collide). BLUETIP had a serious work-ethic, they released 3 albums on "Dischord Records", as well as several singles and split releases on various labels, and toured relentlessly, making many trips through the US, Europe and Japan. Inner-band turmoil resulted in a number of line–up changes. Zac left shortly after the release of their first album, "Dischord No. 101", and was eventually replaced by Dave Bryson. Dave Stern left after the release of "Join Us" and was replaced by Brian Clancy, leaving Jason and Jake as the only original members. In 2001, when Jason moved to New York, the band eventually folded. However, Jason quickly resurfaced and has continued playing under the name RETISONIC. Essential post-hardcore album.
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Sunday, 5 October 2014


"1936 the spanish Revolution"
Year:   1986
Country:   Netherlands
City:   Amsterdam
Format:  EP
Tracks:  4
Time:  12 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism , pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:    Punk

Dutch band, formed in 1979 in Amsterdam. Initially an anarcho-punk band but over the years they incorporated many different musical styles such as jazz, noise, free improvisation, ethnic/world music. Playing an hybrid of punk to advance their liberal socialist agenda (serving as the rough equivalent of a Dutch Crass), the Ex put out reams of records and propaganda during the '80s - each released on a different Dutch label -- but in the '90s began to embrace industrial forms of percussion and improvisation more in line with Einstürzende Neubauten and Test Dept. After 35 years, more than 25 albums and around 1800 performances the band continues to work as they did in when they began, completely independent of record companies, managers or roadies.
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014


The ‎London Punkharmonic Orchestra – Classical Punk! CD.  Killer orchestral cover versions of classic punk songs!!"Symphony of destruction"
Year:  1998
Country:  UK
City:  London
Artist:  The London Phylarmonic Orchestra
Label:  Music club
Format:  CD
Tracks:  20
Time:  67 min.
Genre:  classical
Style:    Modern Classical

It is obvious that what you hear is an important part of your personality, even if you are reading this blog. Thus, even if some connect button "they do not like me, I do not care" when they come out to stroll around the corner, in general usually smile when we see someone with a shirt Clash roaming the streets. It is natural, if not externemos feeling. Punk is the ugly child of the rock, even though, ironically, was the one who came to rescue him. And I say that not just the story of the old disco and (gulp!) Yes and Pink Floyd. I speak mainly of the direct discourse around youth, where Chuck Berry portrayed the feelings of young people who, thanks to the conditions created by the post-war period, for the first time could be considered a group. Went away, but come back. Although everyone who left the 77 generation had the right to prosecute most of these bandinhas unsalted and compound names pathetic (my "favorite" is clap your hands say yeah), there is, as I say, a hole in the discography the majority of fans (one more!) she wants revenge. The Beatles they jump smiths and joy division ... Ok, ok. No accounting for taste and are not required consistency. But when there is a rule, do not ask me to be quiet. Can not. Deserves study. It is clear that Punk has a bad reputation. That is undeniable. And what most bands do today is clean up the bad part. Enjoy the musical structure (who grew up) and the visual, but giving that guy from the 2000s and it is clear that an electronic pat will not bother anyone. Today, I have the impression of hearing the riff of "Inside Out" from 999 in many, many songs ... Thus, as I have a fondness for Punk bands, I get that feeling of injustice. And this disc that accompanies this post helps to worsen the story. Come on, do not speak of "Holiday in Cambodia" because of all that surrounded the Dead Kennedys, but it is unbelievable that a song like "Babylon's Burning" has had as best placement on the charts a seventh miserable place on June 79 and then descended downhill. No, never asked for anything like "Bad" from Michael Jackson. But, after all, who knows Ruts? Hear these versions proves the beauty of the melodies. But perhaps the fact that here in our little world anyone know or like these bands makes them more special. They become ours.
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