Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Effigies III

It's a shame these guys aren't playing Riot Fest this year. Maybe we'll get lucky & they'll play a secret show, but I won't keep my fingers crossed. So today I got for you their infamous Remains Nonviewable 7". Or otherwise better known as the Body Bag 7".
This truly is a stellar record. If you don't know this song by now, then you need to put away your crappy Sex Pistols Cd's & get on board with some real shit. This song was known to start riots. Hell I wanna start one every time I hear it! With the erie xylophone intro to the opening drums, each pound of the drum is like a punch to the face.

Now in no way did The Effigies ever advocate violence. Just take a look at the insert headed "Boycott Fascist Culture". It was just something that happened. It was part of the scene. Now I'm not saying you would go to a show to deliberately fuck someone up. Not to say there wasn't people out there like that and still are today. But if you have any kind of human decency and respect, when you knock someone down in these "viscous circles", you better bend your ass over and help them up. Otherwise, you got yourself an enemy for the rest of the night. And that's the last thing we all need is another enemy. With so many all around us, that's the last thing we need to be doing is fighting each other.

Anyways, I'm just rambling on now. As for Security, what other song makes you wanna dance without losing your masculinity? Great stuff. The only other that comes to mind is Entertainment from Really Red, but still doesn't come close to the anguish & aggression felt in this song. So please enjoy this music as I have for many years. Stay Tuned!

Remains Nonviewable 7"

Body Bag
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Toothpaste II

I only got about a week left, so I'm gonna try to post as much as I can until then. Still sticking with Chicago, but we're gonna go about 10 years back from the last couple of posts. Now to my knowledge, (please anyone correct me if I'm wrong) Toothpaste only released their Self Titled E.P. plus this here 7". And what a great little 7" this is.

The first track is in the vein of what you might call the Chicago sound. Personally, my favorite track of theirs aside from Palestine of the E.P. Now the second track is a bit different. It starts off with a drug induced take on Rumble by Link Wray. Then the rest of the song....... well just imagine the guys of Toothpaste started spending a lot of time with the guys of End Result. You get the idea. Definitely not a bad song, just different. Enjoy!

Toothpaste 7"

Oh Yeah, Come On
Kids Do The Darndest Drugs
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Chicago vs. Amsterdam

Back again with another split 7". Same Chicago bands as the last post plus two bands from Amsterdam. A-side has Talkpeople from The Bollweevils which is a bit of a love song, but it's still a pretty good track. Unfocused from 88 Fingers Louie has a great opening bass line and is really one of my favorite tracks of theirs. Now prior to ripping this 7", I never really heard of the two Amsterdam bands. I've heard of Funeral Oration, but never heard their music. Never heard anything about NRA. They're both ok I guess. You decide. Stay tuned!

Chicago vs. Amsterdam 7"

The Bollweevils - Talkpeople
88 Fingers Louie - Unfocused
Funeral Oration - I Can Not Stand
NRA - Fuel
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Three weeks & counting to RiotFest 2009! Another trip to Chicago to see even more bands than there was in 2006 & perhaps even the past two years! There's gonna be Naked Raygun, 88 Fingers Louie, Pegboy, No Empathy, Rights Of The Accused, Screeching Weasel, 7 Seconds, Butthole Surfers, & perhaps the best?!: Cock Sparrer! If you don't know anything about this show, then check out the full list of bands here.

So I've been quite busy the past couple months planning for the trip and what not. Caught a couple of shows as well. Like I said in the last post, saw Patti Smith two Thursdays ago at the Santa Monica Pier. Great Show! Couldn't believe she had Tom Verlaine on guitar & Flea on bass! Last Thursday I went to Los Angeles premiere of Let Them Know: The Story Of Youth Brigade & B.Y.O. Records. What a night that was! First was the movie, then there was a show with Youth Brigade, Swingin' Utters, & 7 Seconds! So like I said, I've been kinda busy. Check this out to see when the movie is coming to a town near you.

So since I'll be heading to Chicago once again in 3 weeks, let's hear some Chicago music! Here's a split between two of my favorite bands: 88 Fingers Louie & The Bollweevils. Now 88's gonna play this year which I'm totally psyched about, but unfortunately The Bollweevils aren't. And neither are The Effigies. At least I got see them both in 2006. So here they are doing covers of Bhopal Stiffs, Articles Of Faith, Naked Raygun, & The Effigies. This was released in 1994 I believe on Rocco Records. So enjoy this and stay tuned for some more Chicago!

Viva Chicago

The Bollweevils - I Lied
The Bollweevils - Body Bag
88 Fingers Louie - My Father's Dreams
88 Fingers Louie - Not Just My Head
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Repost: Reptile House!

After a month and some odd days, I'm back from the dead once again! Been very busy past couple weeks and will be even more so in the weeks to come. I will find some time though to keep this site running. So even though I'm gone don't think your comments have gone unnoticed! I know many of you out have been asking for my first post to be reupped, so here it is!

I made brand new rips of both their 7" & their LP, complete with scans. If you're new to the band and don't know much about them, check out my original post here. Otherwise enjoy the newly ripped tunes! So stay tuned because I'm back with much more to come. I got more 70's, Chicago, & I even got a live recording of Patti Smith's free show she put on last week at the Santa Monica Pier! Which by the way is 100 years old today. (the pier, not Patti Smith) But what an amazing show she put on! Stay Tuned!

I Stumble As The Crow Flies E.P.

Keel-Haul Love
Social Champion
Mrs. Rain
Sleestak Weather
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Listen To The Power Soul

Power Soul
Ike's Hammer
Evil Iron Any Day Now
Para PolyAnna
Mother Michigan
Sky Head
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P.S. Check THIS out to get their song off the Bouncing Babies Comp.