Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nine Shocks Terror- Paying Ohmage (2001)

This record is definitely on the top of the list of my favorite records of the worldwide Y2K hardcore and thrash explosion. Of all the lp's and 7"s i collected during this period, and there was a shit ton, this burly slab is the one I come back to over and over. This Cleveland band, infamous for the buck wild live shows, brought serious thunder on this album bursting with drunken haymaker to the face hardcore thrash. This shit is angry, very, very angry. The vocals are fucking insane and the music is brutal and reckless with enough hooks to keep it interesting. Even if you aren't really that into hardcore, i'm telling you, throw this on when you just can't fucking take it anymore and somethings got to give. i shit you not.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Jacks- Vacant World

Gloomtastic rock n' roll from 1968 Japan. Kind of reminds me of The Animals only way more of a fucking downer. Easily the best of the "Group Sounds" bands kicking around in Japan at the time. Totally crazed, sad, pleading vocals. Essential.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Blackfoot- The Foot Steps

Catchy, fuzzy, jangly, endearingly low fi psych rock and roll from 1970's Zambia.
this shit is fantastic.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


mysterious, japanese, far beyond underground, blown out, full tilt, rock n' roll, neandertholic distorto-thon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Roky Erickson and the Aliens - The Evil One (1980)

Get ready to be taken on another one. This album quickly became the most spun in my collection for months after i heard it. Roky Erickson is by far the most talented and tuneful outsider artist of all time! In the tradition of Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Boris Pickett, Roky wrote campy horror/sci-fi B-movie subject matter set to bouncy poppy guitar rocking greatness. Its all here, LUCIFER, demons, two headed dogs, zombies, bloody hammers, and even creatures with atom brains!! This man wrote the greatest odes to Lucifer ever put to tape! Sure the sound has a lot of 80's polish on it and sounds like some kind of rockin' texas boogie-woogie at times, which does turn some off, but just try to listen to this and not become obsessed with these songs. There is many Roky albums with many different bands, but this is the one! This album is undeniable! This is for fans of shit that doesn't suck.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

DWARR - "Screams of Terror"

tis' the season. lets get grim.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vermonster- Instinctively Human (1991 US)

are you ready to take a full blown rock n' roll feedback sledgehammer to the face!! ??

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

riffs, riffs, and more riffs.

philly's GREATEST riff merchants bring the fucking thunder on this, their debut lp, which is sold as a soundtrack for a lost satanist biker b-movie. the liner notes and "story" of this album are worth the price of admission alone, and then you get to the tunes!!! the stoner vibe scene is full of mediocrity and yawn inducing blandness, but not serpent throne. they actually take the time to put down the bong, take a big step off of Sleeps nuts and craft amazingly heavy instrumental hard guitar rock CLASSICS!!! duel leads galore, no corny ass ozzy wanna be ("a singer would just get in the way of the riffs!!"), thunderous rhythm section, and the heady heady riffs that just never seem to stop. buy this album and their second "the battle of old crow", and stay tuned for a new album they tell me is coming soon. if you ever get a chance to see Serpent Throne, don't be a dumb ass, do what you got to do to get there, they will slay your shit. my favorite current live band, HANDS DOWN!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sylvester Anfang II - S/T

Belgium's self described "funeral folk collective" Sylvester Anfang II really take you out there and far fucking beyond on this one. i picked this up in the record store based on the amazing cover art and song titles like "the devil always shits in the same graves". this is one dark, creepy, earthen, mysterious, ritualistic, spaced out, psychedelic, free form freak-out of a recording. the sounds evoke images of a coven of drugged out, pagan freaks tuned into some shamanistic death trip around a raging fire in the heart of thick, dank, forbidden forest, banging away and droning hypnotically into the night. amazing.

word falling - photo falling - breakthrough in grey room - calling patisans of all nations - towers, open fire-

for about ten years my old junkie uncle bill would read me to sleep with bedtime stories every night. stories riddled with drug use, messages of total resistance, dry dark humor, homo-erotica and proclamations of deep unbridled truth. he was a major influence on my belief structure during my formative years and he continues to inspire me to conduct a break through in the grey room. Call Me Burroughs was my introduction to the voice that would change my life.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The New Creation - Countdown To Revolution!

yesterday i was hipped to this group of mutant Canadian christian outsider's one and only album from 1970, Troubled. soul crushing justice sounds played by mutant lords of eccentricity. such sincere, odd, creepy, catchy, and joyful songs ineptly played in reverence of their lord.

don't be a dingus, check it out!!


in the beginning.....

i have arrived.