Thursday, March 19, 2009

Circle One

Here's a live 7'' from the Los Angeles band Circle One. It was recorded in 1981 at C.S.U.N. They're still around playing shows every so often, although with a new singer. Original singer John Macias was shot dead by police at the Santa Monica pier. Apparently he was preaching there and a security officer told him to stop and disperse. John didn't like his angle so he threw him off the side of the pier. Cops showed up & tried subdue John. When he didn't comply, they shot him. Sad. Gives us all a reason to hate cops even that much more. But that's the way of the world! Enjoy! (the music)

Live At C.S.U.N. 1981

You're So Boring
Relics From The Past
Real Machine (Red Machine)
Highway Patrolman (Demo)
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stiff Little Fingers

Almost forgot today was St. Patty's Day. Noticed a lot of Irish related posts today so I thought, better jump on the band wagon like a jackass, right? So here's one from way back in 1979. This is probably my favorite SLF 7'' (next to Alternative Ulster of course) The title track ain't anything spectacular, but it's the b-side that's the true gem here. Bloody Sunday is an amazing song. Great music, great lyrics, & great energy. Just wish it had a proper ending (can't be too greedy, right?) It pertains to the infamous Bloody Sunday which occurred in Derry, Northern Ireland 1972, where 27 civilians were shot dead by the British Parachute Regiment during a civil rights protest. Sad day. So you all just sit back, enjoy a pint of Murphy's (cause Guiness here in the U.S. is just watered down piss), & be thankful for what you have. Enjoy!

Gotta Gettaway 7"

Gotta Gettaway
Bloody Sunday
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