Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Eddie And The Subtitles II

Another year done. Nothing special, nothing great. First year for this site though! Didn't realize it until I looked back at my first post; Dec. 1, 2007. Time flies. Anyways............. Back to the music! Now a lot of people have said that Eddie's last record was a disappointment. I've never really thought so. With a record that's mainly about heroin addiction, you know it might be a little off. Sure it may not have as many great songs as the first, but there's still a few. Waiting For The Bombs & Circus sound like they could have been off Skeletons In The Closet. And with B.F.Q.B.M.T., if that's not comedy then I don't know what is!

There's quite a few covers on this record too. One from The Animals (I'm Cryin'), The Rolling Stones (Connection), & Money which was popularized by The Flying Lizards in 1979, but was written by Berry Gordy & performed by Barrett Strong in 1959.

Great cover art, great record title, great band! Enjoy!

Dead Drunks Don't Dance

Shoot Up And Dance
I'm Cryin'
Dead Presidents
If I Had A Hammer
Waiting For The Bombs
Heroin Street
Until Tomorrow
Dancing In The Devil's Drawer
Get It

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Up Another Octave Transmission

A quite diverse yet interesting sample of Orange County music circa 1980-81. Side A is entitled "Tekno Rok" while Side B is "Nu Rok". The record starts with a 6 min. futuristic melancholy anthem by Farenheit. Probably the best track on Side A. Tuxedomoon & The Units definitely come to mind. Null And Void's ain't too bad either. Berlin's track is off their first album, pre Terri Nunn. I'm not too partial to the synth side of music, but lately it's been kinda growing on me.

The "Nu Rok" side is of course the better of the two & holds the best track on the entire record. Hang Ten In East Berlin is the only track ever to be released by The Detours. Before there was D.I., there was The Adolescents. Before there was The Adolescents, there was The Detours. In 1980 they recorded 3 songs in a San Diego studio: Amoeba (later released by The Adolescents), Hang Ten In East Berlin, & The Saint (both later released by D.I.). Hang Ten was the only one ever to be released. If anyone out there has either of these two other tracks, for punks sakes please make them available! Even Rikk Agnew himself told me at their first Detours reunion show in 2006 to never let this record go being as it's rare as hell! (unless of course I wanted to sell it to him!) It was advice well taken.

Another band worthy of note are Anaheim's The Vectors. They released the Death To Disco 7'' and a 12'' in 1981. Hey Kirby was also released on the 12''. A little poppy,but not too bad. Beat-E-O's track is ok. No info on them though. Enjoy!

The Up Another Octave Transmission

Farenheit - Farenheit #1
Craig Sibley - You See Art, I See Clay
Berlin - Talk Talk Video
Null And Void - I Can See What's Happening
Nu Beams - Chico
Videos - Skitzo Attack
The Barbies - Boys Will Be Boys
The Vectors - Hey Kirby
The Detours - Hang Ten In East Berlin
Beat-E-O's - China Sleeping?
Removed - Missing Person
Finesse - Nervous Time
Tactics - Things I Am
The End - Time Before I'm Done
Get It

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shattered Faith

One more to add to to the list of great but forgotten O.C. bands. Shattered Faith started playing around 1978-79. Their first record was released in 1981 on Posh Boy Records. You can find it at KBD. Here we got an entire live set from 1982. This was recorded in Riverside, Ca. amongst many die hard fans. Great set I might add, full of energy! Tracks are from the 1982 Cd put out by GTA Records. Enjoy!


Another Day Passes
The Verdict
Hard To Be Free
Right Is Right
I Love America
Mirrors Reflection
Strange Daze
Short Haired Thugs
Too Tense
Dark Side
Always The Same
No Fun No Friends
Born To You
Get It

Monday, December 15, 2008

China White

Another classic O.C. punk record! Along with T.S.O.L., China White were one of the biggest punk bands to come out of Huntington Beach. If you've never heard this record then you need crawl out of whatever rock you've been living under and get with the times! Known for major riffs and violent gigs, these guys had it down.

They released their Dangerzone E.P. (Frontier Records 1981 FLP 1005) shortly after The Adolescents Blue Album & T.S.O.L.'s Dance With Me. Produced by the great Mike Patton of the Middle Class. Another great O.C. record! Enjoy!

Dangerzone E.P.

Live In Your Eyes
Daddy's Little Queen
Get It

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Funeral originated from Long Beach, California. Though not technically from the O.C., they definitley did have the O.C. sound!
You can find their first 12'' from 1980 & their 1981 Waiting For The Bomb Blast E.P. here. The tracks below were recorded during the same session as the Bomb Blast E.P. Great stuff from one of my favorite bands! Tracks taken from the Have You Seen My Leather Jacket? CD on GTA Records. Enjoy!

Waiting For The Bomb Blast Session

My Waiting Has Only Just Begun
Social Eyes
Good Guys Don't Wear White
Legal Aid
Time Has Come Today
Please Make My Daylight Go Away
Get It

Monday, December 8, 2008

Rikk Agnew

The untouchable Rikk Agnew at perhaps his best ever. His first solo record titled All By Myself (Frontier Records 1982 FLP 1009) released just after he left The Adolescents & just before he joined D.I. This album is masterpiece! Except for maybe one or two songs the whole album is perfect. With songs like O.C. Life, Falling Out, Surfside, Fast, & Section 8, it's hard to deny that Rikk was just a pure genius at work! In my opinion, this is the best he's ever done in his whole career. But that's just me. Listen for yourself! Enjoy!

All By Myself

O.C. Life
Yur 2 Late
One Shot
Falling Out
It's Doing Something
Section 8
Get It

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Eddie And The Subtitles

A great lost and underrated band from Fullerton, Ca. Eddie And The Subtitles started in the late 70's and played until sometime in the mid 80's. There were a few different line up changes throughout their career. In 1980 they released the Fuck You Eddie 7'' (No Label Records). The line up was Eddie on guitar & vocals, Mike Patton (of the amazingly incredible Middle Class!) on bass & vocals, & I believe Matt Simon on drums. This is an absolutely classic single. Killer version of Louie Louie! I believe Frontier records recently reissued this on clear vinyl along with a best of CD. Track them down if you can! Enjoy!

Fuck You Eddie 7''

American Society
Louie Louie
Get It

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Crucified II

Got a couple of good comments on Nailed, so I thought I'd post their first. Take Up Your Cross was recorded back in 1985, but didn't get released until 1986. This album is a bit more punk, rather then the trash metal of the second. It's great all the way through. Enjoy!

Take Up Your Cross

Silent Scream
You Don't Understand
Seal Number Four
No Decay
The Nowl
Be Warned
All You Need
Problem Solution
Directed Youth
Washed Out/Apathy
I Want To Be A Bug
Get It

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Crashdog II

Here's their second release with Andrew Mandell on vocals titled Outer Crust (1997 2 Jake Records). I posted Cashists, Fascist, And Other Fungus way back in January. This is a great follow up to that album. Many great songs here. Branded, Millstone Co., & GoDjudge just to name a few. Like I said before, these guys have always been one of my favorite bands. Great music with intelligent lyrics. Let's see if you all can guess where the intro comes from! Enjoy!

Outer Crust

Planned Parenthood
Violence Of Love
Fair Play
Easy Out
More Famouser
Billboard Justice
Millstone Co.
Forget My Name
Had To Be There
Get It

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Crucified

Here's an amazing band out of Fresno,California. I'm not gonna attempt to call them christian punk as their first song on this release clearly states why. The Crucified started around 1984, played shows throughout California, & ended up disbanding sometime in 1993. This was their seconds cassette release titled Nailed. It was recorded in 1986, but didn't get released til the following year. 7 songs, 7 thrashers, none over two minutes. Just the way I like it.

Sure they had certain beliefs & different views, but the music rocks! Isn't that all that matters? If you all like this one, let me know and I'll post their first release Take Up Your Cross. More diverse, but just as good. Enjoy!


I'm Not A Christian Punk
Death To Death
Your Image
God In A Cage
Crucified With Christ
Give It Up
Get It

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Plasma Alliance

Here's a radically political band out of Ohio. Plasma Alliance released their We Can't Wait E.P. on Michigan's Depression Records in 1985. A blazing 11 tracks in under 15 minutes. Great cover too. The record came with like 50 inserts.(Ok maybe only 8, but that's still a lot!) Some with little drawings & some with political agendas & what not. I uploaded a few of them for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

We Can't Wait E.P.

Fernault Must Halt
Move Comes To Shove
United We Stand
5 Years Later/America
Please Peace
Peace & Freedom
We Can't Wait
Get It
Note: All April posts re-upped !

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Born Without A Face

Their name, cover, & sound; just one huge pile of murderous filth. I love it! Out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, they were one of the lesser known bands to come from the state of The Fix, Negative Approach, Necros, & Violent Apathy. The Unbecoming E.P. was their first official release breaking out in 1986. They had two demo tapes prior to this E.P., Freakshow & Psyche I believe. You can find Freakshow at Lo-Res Viscera, still trying to track down the other one.

After the E.P. they had two tracks off the There's A Method To Our Madness comp. & another E.P. titled Worship. Not much from this great band, but whatever you get a hold of, snag it! It's all great! Enjoy!

The Unbecoming E.P.

Black Narcissus
The Next Big Thing
Stubborn Beast Flesh
Get It

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Re Post: Bhopal Stiffs

I met this guy last night at the Face To Face show at HOB in Anaheim that complimented me on my Naked Raygun shirt. Started talking about another Chicago band, Pegboy, to which I had asked him if he had heard Vince & Steve's first band, Bhopal Stiffs. To my surprise he hadn't. I told him about this site of mine where he could find all their music plus many other great Chicago bands. Not too sure if he would remember the site name seeing as he was pretty drunk. So if you did and you found it, this one's for you, & if you didn't then this one's for everyone else who's been wanting this since the link went dead. If you want more info on the band check out my original post here. Enjoy!

P.S. Fuck the House Of Blues! Racist Bastards! Got kicked out of last weeks F2F show cause some 6'5 white guy started shit with me & my girl. I'm only 5'8 and they kick me out saying I fronted him. Fat ass white security guard threw me out and said "Get out of here you fucking mexican!" I replied, "I bet you voted for McCain, didn't you?" Security: "You goddamn right I did!" I just laughed & said, "Guess what? Colors win bitch!" Don't you just love the racist world we live in?

Bhopal Stiffs 7''

Not Just My Head
One Track Head


Bottle It Up
Road To Bhopal
I Came For You
I Can Do It
Too Many Things
Get Both
Note: All links from May-July back up! Double O back up for you Earthdog!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Trend II

Much to my dismay, I had no idea I had requests for the live No Trend show when I posted their Inner Ear Session way back when. So now that I figured out how to get updated on new comments, here you go! Recorded in 1983 at The Marble Bar in Baltimore, MD. This set features 5 songs that are not found on neither the inner ear session or any of their other records. Good stuff. Enjoy!

Note: If you've never heard Karma Nights off their second album, then please for god's sake get it here! Perhaps their best recorded song. Ridiculously awesome! KARMA! KARMA NIGHTS! Makes me wanna do the jitterbug.

Live At The Marble Bar 1983

Turn Away
Blow Dry
Polyester Man
Kiss Ass
Teen Love
Mass Sterilization
Hanging Out In Georgetown
Get It

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Minor Threat/Youth Brigade

Here's a nice Austrian comp. that's got both Minor Threat's & Youth Brigade's first demos. Never been that big of a Minor Threat fan, so I've always loved the Youth Brigade side. Especially since it has four unreleased tracks not found on their sole E.P. The tracks here are much more raw then the ones found on their seven inch. Get this if not only for the thirty three seconds of pure manic bliss that is I Object. Great stuff. Enjoy!

(#2 on the Minor Threat side says it's Filler, but it's really Stand Up.)

Minor Threat/ Youth Brigade Demos

Minor Threat

Minor Threat
Stand Up
I'm Seein' Red
I Don't Wanna Hear It
Small Man Big Mouth
Straight Edge
Guilty Of Being White
In My Eyes

Youth Brigade

I Object
Full Speed Ahead
Last Word
Waste Of Time
Youth Brigade
Snow Job
Moral Majority
Get It

Note: Links for August-October of this year are back up. The rest will be coming soon.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Dicks II

Peace? 7'' recorded in San Francisco with Spot. Released on R Radical records in 1984. What the hell can I say about these guys? If you don't know them by now, then you need to be shot! Believe me, it's from the heart.

Peace? 7''

No Fuckin' War
Nobody Asked Me
I Hope You Get Drafted
Get It

Re-Ups II

Quite disappointing. I finally took the time to go through all the posts here on I Have A Brain In My Ass. It seems as though all links up to last month's Volcano Suns Greasy Spine 7'' have either been looped or deleted. That's a whole shit load of music gone. Like I said, quite disappointing. I now have the difficult task of going through all the posts (all the way back to Dec. 2007!) & re-uploading them all using sharebee. It will take some time, but please bear with me. Believe me, I hate going to sites & finding something I've been searching for for quite sometime, just to find out the link is dead. So for for all you music lovers out there, don't despair! I'll be re-uploading all posts starting with the most recent ones. I'll also include some new artwork scans. If anyone would like to see any certain one post re-upped sooner, please let know and I'll make those priority. For now, both Squirrel Bait records are back up due to requests. Long live great music!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Really Red

I'm not too sure exactly what it was about Texas that inspired so many pissed off kids to make so much great music. From bands like The Next, Hates, Huns, & Legionaire's Disease Band to The Dicks, Big Boys, Offenders, MDC, & of course, Really Red. All their records were released on their own CIA records, starting with the Crowd Control 7'' in 1979. The next year came the Modern Needs 7''. 1981 saw the release of both the Despise Moral Majority E.P. & the magnificently untouchable Teaching You The Fear LP. With 1982 came perhaps their best 7'', the New Strings For Old Puppets E.P.

As their final output, the Rest In Pain LP came out in 1985. Released a year after they had already disbanded, this album may not be as great as their last two releases, but it still harvested some great songs. Youth Culture For Sale is still one of my favorite tracks along with Nobody Rules, Personal Hell, & Balance of Terror. On second thought, this album is just as great as their two previous. The only tracks that bring the album down are the agonizing Star Mangled Banner & the unbelivably excruciating Just The Facts, Ma'am. So there you have it, legitimate rips of every record from one the greatest Texan bands ever. (except for Teaching You The Fear which comes from a remastered CD. What are you gonna do?) Enjoy!

Rest In Pain

Youth Culture For Sale
Balance Of Terror
Personal Hell
Let The Night Roar (With Us)
Hang 'Em High
Star Mangled Banner (Live)
Nobody Rules
War Sucks
Just The Facts, Ma'am
Get It


It's recently come to my attention that Zshare has been looping certain links. I found out my Rifle Sport Voice Of Reason post was one of these. I've re-uploaded the link which you can find here. If Zshare continues to loop links I'll be forced to use a different host. If anyone comes across any other looped or disabled links and wishes to have them re-uploaded, please notify me and this will be done so right away. Thanks!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Middle Class

After their amazing 1978 Out of Vogue E.P., the boys from Fullerton, Ca. dove into the arty side of punk. Though they did slow it down a bit, they never lost their musical touch. Two years later they released their second record, the Scavenged Luxury E.P. (Tortured Garden 1980) This record was just a taste of what was to come on their post/art punk Homeland LP. Enjoy!

Scavenged Luxury E.P.

Home Is Where
A Blueprint For Joy
Last Touch
Introductory Rites
Get It

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Proletariat II

One of the greatest bands to come out of Boston alongside Mission Of Burma, all of The Proletariat's work was sheer genius. With their beginnings as a seminal hardcore band, they released tracks on the This Is Boston, Not L.A. & Unsafe At Any Speed compilations. Soma Holiday was their first full length released in 1983. The Marketplace 7'' was released in 1985.

Later that year they unveiled their greatest work yet, the Indifference LP. From start to finish, this record is a true masterpiece. Each song is spewed out with an almost melancholic, sarcastic disdain view. The title track has to be the best and by far one of the best transitions I've ever heard. Mission Of Burma's Roger Miller plays piano on An Uneasy Peace. A truly great band. Enjoy!


Better Man
An Uneasy Peace
Trail Of Tears
The Guns Are Winning
No Real Hope/Prelude
No Real Hope
Get It

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Moving Tagets

Moving Targets were another great band from Boston. Along the same lines as Mission Of Burma, Volcano Suns, later Husker Du, Squirrel Bait, you get the idea. Their first output was three ripping tracks off the 1984 These Band Could Be Gods compilation. Amazing stuff if not their best material. ( At least my favorite.) Two years later they released their first full length, Burning In Water. And three years after that they released their second, Brave Noise. These two are both amazingly great records similar to the above mentioned bands. You can find both of these here. In 1986, around the same time as the first LP, they released the Less Than Gravity 7'' (Taang! 18). It featured two songs from the first LP plus one unreleased track. Great stuff! Enjoy!

Less Than Gravity 7''

Less Than Gravity
Squares & Circles
Get It