Wednesday, 26 August 2015

EXCESSIVE FORCE
































"In your blood"
Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Life Sentence
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Lyrical themes:  Straight Edge
Genre:  rock
Style:     Beatdown       Hardcore











































EXCESSIVE FORCE "in your blood" cd Xlife sentenceX records.This brings back alot of memories. I have known Dan since the earliest stage of EXCESSIVE FORCE and Xlife sentenceX. Our friendship began when he was still around in Il. Anyway we got in contact I think through inside front fanzine and we quickly became good friends writing together or spoke on the phone. After some time Dan approached me and asked if I was interested in doing Xlife sentenceX europe, I accepted and did that for a few years, as far as I remember, I decided to stop doing the label in europe and told Dan my decision. After that we kinda faded away from each other and I havent been in contact with Dan for years. If someone knows where he is and know why he folded the label, then please inform me, I would really like to speak to Dan again, I think that would be really cool. Also if someone has more pictures of the band, please get in touch, I would like to post more pictures of the band.
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

THEE ATTACKS































"Dirty sheets"
Year:  2010
Country:  Denmark
City:  Aalborg
Label: Crunchy Frog
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  28
Genre:  rock
Style:       Mod       Garage       Surf










































Mod, Soul, Punk are the underperforming dynamic domain. The hair must sit, rhythm hit 'choruses must Kindle - but it must be for God's sake do not seem that we take great care. Thee Attacks debut album That's Mister Attack To You are on the surface got it right. The energy is reckless, attitude is smartass and none other than Liam Watson (White Stripes, The Kills) have signed the anachronistic sixties sound. Inspired by The Kinks and especially The Who serves the quartet a dozen brand new songs with verses and choruses exactly where this kind belong. Yet there is something that does not play. Something strained, wanted or lost in thought. As for Thee Attacks not yet mastered the style so well that they can deliver on the superior way. Jimmy Attack puts life and soul of his vocals, but still end up with standing pale in the picture. Ritchie Attacks drumming is too loose for my liking. And the songs follow all the genre rules but never burn through on their own. You should try to catch Thee Attacks alive - the rumors will know that they kick ass on stage. Interesting to note how sometimes is so  hard  really provide insight of what a band sounds like through the written word, especially when this retro thing has seeped from the music and fashion stronghold becoming almost of something resembling a movement which  embrace  progress through  balancing it with past, which I think is the best way. Thus,  these young Danish mods emerging from Copenhagen take the Sixties garage-R&B assault seriously and  personalizing debts to the Who, The Sonics and the Kinks with thoroughly modern unabashed excitement,  gift us a new effort. Their  debut LP "That’s Mr Attack To You" on 2010 floored me , and now I´m  severely hooked on this new  release…
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

THE FIVE FACES

































"On the run"
Year:  2015
Country:  Italy
City:  Genova
Label:  Detour
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Mod       Soul       Punk










































This is one of those releases which can only happen on a label belonging to the "Detour Records"... THE FIVE FACES is one of the original Mod 1979 Revival period bands from Italy, were originally active from 1980 to 1984, initially with this name and later as SX225 (name borrowed from the Killermeters’ flip side). They regrouped (with 3/4th of the original Line Up) in January 2014 and immediately started regular live activity, blending songs from the old set list, new songs and selected covers. This album was recorded in a small and warm live concert and is the ideal compendium of their first year of activity. Their style is not a clean, soft and too muchh well produced pop, but rather a fast and energetic Mod 1979 Revival with little touches of classic punk rock sound,  very likely for those who love bands such ast: Purple Hearts, The Chords or even Undertones in some songs. The guitars are few distorted but the sound is positively "rude" and direct. No effects here, just four men and their instruments designed already in 1957, the classic rock band. The members band have also other passions in their live like: scooters, girls and those paintings, posters and artwork from the 60s decade called "Pop Art" and for that reason we recommend revisited "Pop Art" works in the net, TV, etc.. Audio, visuals, friendship... all toghether have to imagine a nice saturday night next to THE FIVE FACES playing music for pleasure.
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Saturday, 22 August 2015

SENSELESS APOCALYPSE

































"Senseless stereotyped idea"
Year:  1999
Country:  Japan
City:  Kambara Naka
Label:  HG Fact
Format:  CD
Tracks:  25
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Grindcore









































The best of the harsh and crazy grindcore, hardcore and punk stuff of SENSELESS APOCALYPSE and one of the best japanese bands in this genre. This album does it all, and is so filthy you need to wash your ears after listening to it. About as harsh and classic as the SENSELESS APOCALYPSE, which was also released sometime during this one. I guess it was just a really good time for fast, simple, direct and ultra-short grindcore. Not dirty like its old demos and ep´s but an album with true good quality sound and quite good technical level. This is enjoy... enjoy japanese killer grindcore!
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

DEATH

































"...for the whole world to see"
Year:  1975
Country:  US
City:  Detroit
Label:  Drag City
Format:  LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk  Rock






































DEATH is an african american proto-punk band formed by the brothers Bobby, David and Dannis Hackney in Detroit, Michigan in 1971. Death only released one overlooked 7" single before breaking up in 1977. The band was re-discovered in 2009 when the original 7" record was released on CD leading to reunion shows and the release of other demo material. "...For the Whole World to See" is a collection of songs from a proposed studio album by the American band Death. In 1975 the band entered a studio to record a 12-song album. After refusing to change their group's name, Death was turned away by Clive Davis of Columbia Records. Only seven songs were completed and the album was never released.[6] The surviving songs were released as "...For the Whole World to See" in 2009 by Drag City. Just prior to and right after the record's release, the songs on "...For the Whole World to See" were performed live by Rough Francis, a band formed by the three sons of Death's original bassist. With the record's critical acclaim and praise from many other musicians, the two surviving members of Death reformed the band with a new guitarist to promote the record themselves. Initial critical response to "...For the Whole World to See" was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 76, based on 8 reviewsJack White of the White Stripes related his first reaction to the album in a New York Times article: "I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. When I was told the history of the band and what year they recorded this music, it just didn’t make sense. Ahead of punk, and ahead of their time". The song "You're a Prisoner" was featured in the 2011 film Kill the Irishman.
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Friday, 7 August 2015

SAVAGE REPUBLIC




































"Tragic figures"
Year:  1982
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Independent Project
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  36 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism , pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:      Industrial       Punk










































The band was originally named Africa Corps, and was formed by UCLA students Bruce Licher (guitar) and Mark Erskine (drums/percussion). They were joined by Philip Drucker (aka Jackson Del Rey), Robert Loveless, and Jeff Long. Shortly before the release of debut album Tragic Figures in 1982 (on Licher's own Independent Project label) they changed their name to Savage Republic. Licher was also responsible for the group's sleeve designs, which were hand-letterpressed and numbered by him.   In early 1983, they issued a single, "Film Noir", backed with a version of "O Andonis" by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (from the Costa-Gavras film Z), which garnered international attention.  The group split up towards the end of 1983 with a second album partially completed; Loveless and Drucker completed it and it was released as an album (Jedda by the Sea) by their side project 17 Pygmies. Tragic Figures was issued in Europe in 1984 on the Sordide Sentimental label. A 7" EP of material recorded in 1981, Tragic Figure, was also issued that year. The band returned in 1985 with the album Ceremonial, followed in 1986 with the Trudge EP. A live double album was released in 1987. Brad Laner joined prior to the 1988 album Jamahiriya Democratique et Populaire de Sauvage, and a further studio album (Customs) was released prior to the band splitting up in 1990.  Licher continued to run his label, and received a Grammy nomination for the artwork for For Against's debut album.  He formed Scenic in the mid-1990s; the group also featuring Loveless and former Shiva Burlesque member James Brenneraner went on to form Medicine.   Savage Republic reformed in 2002 with original member Licher and members from the mid-1980s including Greg Grunke, Thom Fuhrmann and Ethan Port, although Licher left after a first tour. The remaining members recorded the album 1938, released by Neurot Recordings in 2007. The band's music has been described as industrial, experimental and big doses of CRASS anarcho-punk style.
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Saturday, 25 July 2015

FRENZAL RHOMB



































"Shut your mouth"
Year:  2000
Country:  Australia
City:  Sydney
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Pop       Punk       Hardcore





























FRENZAL RHOMB is an australian punk rock band that formed in 1992, in Sydney, Australia. A long-standing institution in Sydney music scene but with a national and international base of fans, Frenzal have consistently nurtured new generations of young fans through endless touring, festival  appearances and all ages shows. With a sound that is most often characterized as "California pop/punk", the band is overtly left-wing political and known for their humorous, savage and insightful lyrics. The band’s current lineup is Jason Whalley (vocals), Lindsay McDougall (guitar), Tom Crease (bass) and Gordy Foreman (drums).
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