Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Swimming Pool Q's - Rat Bait 7"

Released on their own Chlorinated Records in 1979, this was the first record from this Atlanta, Georgia outfit. The highlight here is of course the title track. Although the B-Side is definitely not a downer. It's almost reminiscent of Detroit's Destroy All Monsters. They would go on to release more records into the 80's, none of which I've personally heard. I do believe they still plays shows in & around their hometown. Check out their site here. Enjoy!

Rat Bait 7"

Rat Bait
The A-Bomb Woke Me Up
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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Avengers - Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Still going strong with original members Penelope Houston & Greg Ingraham, The Avengers were next to take the stage. They played tracks from both E.P.'s & their 1983 album. I think I Believe In Me was the only track missing from their set. They even included their version of The Rolling Stone's Paint It Black. Now unfortunately this was the last band I got on camera. All 4 of my camera batteries were totally juiced after The Avengers. Besides there's already an abundance of live material from T.S.O.L. & The Adolescents available on the interwebs.

Also check here for a great review/photos from the show.

Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

We Are The One
Thin White Line
Teenage Rebel
Open Your Eyes
Corpus Christi
Uh Oh!
Cheap Tragedies
White Nigger
Car Crash
Paint It Black
The American In Me
Get It

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Middle Class - Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

27 years later, The Middle Class were finally set to take the stage. I think most everyone that night came out to see this highly anticipated reunion. Playing tracks from everyone of their releases, the band definitely did not disappoint. The atmospheric post punk of their later records blended well with the adrenaline-induced hardcore of their earlier material. Both old and young danced, stared, screamed, & yelled in awe of this great bands long awaited performance. Bass player Mike Patton closed it out with a "cover" of Eddie & The Subtitles American Society. I say "cover" because Mike Patton did play bass on the original record. So is it really a cover? Hope you all enjoy this music as much as I got the chance to that night.

Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Home Is Where
You Belong
Restless Young Men
Above Suspicion
Love Is Just A Tool
Introductory Rites
Ritual & Deceit
Blueprint For Joy
Out Of My Hands
Last Touch
Out of Vogue
Track 16
She Cracked
American Society
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Deadbeats - Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Take a little bit of The Screamers, mix it with some of The Weirdos, top it with just a bit of The Mad, & then you might just end up with something that sounds sort of like The Deadbeats. The band released their lone Kill The Hippies 7" on Dangerhouse in 1978. Classic L.A. Punk at its best.

Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Final Ride
Let's Shoot Maria
Hooked On Jailbait
Tomcats Need Pussy
The Munsters Theme
I Want Your Body
Deadbeats On Parade/Crawl
Kill The Hippies
Get It

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rikk Agnew - Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Backed by his buddies from Poop, Rikk Agnew was next to take the stage. His set had songs spanning from his time with the Adolescents, D.I., Christian Death, & even his 1982 solo album, All By Myself. Toward the end of his set, Rikk brought out a surprise special guest. Original 1979 Adolescents guitarist John O'Donovan took the stage to play Creatures & Kids of the Black Hole.
Pretty cool guest.

Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

No Way
Falling Out
Yur 2 Late
Just Like Before
Romeo's Distress
Everyday/O.C. Life
Kids of the Black Hole
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Flyboys - Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Next to the Middle Class set, this was my next favorite of the night. The Flyboys came together in Arcadia,Ca circa 1977. They released their first 7" in 1979 on their own Flyguy Records. 1980 saw the release of their self titled E.P., which was also the very first release on Frontier Records. Singer/Guitarist John Curry would later go on to write the music for The Plugz title track off their 2nd album, Better Luck.

I'm not quite sure about the exact date of the above photo, but as you can tell from their attire it was some time ago!

Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Crayon World/Different Kind Of Guy
I Couldn't Tell
Picture Perfect
Dear John
So Juvenile
Square City/Theme Song
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Stains - Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Last Nov. the Echoplex in Los Angeles hosted the Frontier Records 30th Anniversary Party. As you can see from the image above, they had a great line up put together. The image is a patch they handed out to all who attended that night. So we'll start with the Stains set. If you've never heard The Stains from East L.A. you can find their 1983 record here. They sounded great playing almost every track off their album including a cover of The Seeds classic Pushin' Too Hard. Stay tuned for the rest of the show!

Frontier Records 30th Anniversary - Live At The Echoplex

Sick & Crazy
Violent Children/I'm Normal
Get Revenge
Pretty Girls
Pushin' Too Hard
Young Nazis
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Monday, September 5, 2011

NNB - Slack 7"

As with The Suburbs, NNB also hailed from Minneapolis, MN. Although they did not release much material, they have always been one of my favorites from the area. Guitarist/Vocalist Mark Freeman was the driving force of the band. With tracks up to par with the likes of Television & Pere Ubu, they have often been described as producing "a wall of sound". The Slack/New World 7" was released in 1978 on Wave 7 records. They released two tracks on the Big Hits of Middle America Volume III on Twin Tone records 1979. Lastly there was one track off the No Magazine Flexi in 1979. There's also a video of One Mat Room recorded live at Hurrah's in 1981 floating around on You Tube. I also ripped the audio from this video and have included it with the 7". Enjoy!

NNB - Slack 7"

New World
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Suburbs - World War III 7"

Although it took me about a year, I finally got all Riot Fest 2010 up for you. Unfortunately I wont be making the trip out to Chicago this year. Next up for the videos and live audio I got the Frontier 30th Anniversary show featuring the the Flyboys, Rikk Agnew, the Avengers, & the Middle Class just to name a few. But I'll take a little break from the videos and post a couple records, which I have not done for some time.

The Suburbs second 7" was released in 1979, again on Twin Tone records. They serve up some more poppy weirdness in the same vein as their debut E.P. They would go on to release their first full length In Combo in 1980. You can find their first record here. Enjoy!

The Suburbs - World War III 7"

World War III
Change Agent
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Riot Fest 2010 - Roy Ellis (Symarip) - Live At The Subterranean

Riot Fest 2010 - Live At The Subterranean

Try Me Best
Holidays By The Sea
I Was Busted
Skinhead Girl
Skinhead Moonstomp
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Riot Fest 2010 - Negative Approach - Live At The Double Door

Riot Fest 2010 - Live At The Double Door

Lost Cause
Can't Tell No One
Sick of Talk/Hypocrite
Why Be Something You're Not
Whatever I Do
Ready To Fight
Said And Done
Tied Down
Live Your Life
Your Mistake
Pressure/Dead Stop
Friend or Foe
Negative Approach
Friends of No One
Borstal Breakout
I'll Survive
Get It

Monday, June 27, 2011

Riot Fest 2010 - Zero Boys - Live At The Double Door

Riot Fest 2010 - Live At The Double Door

Track 2
Track 3
Vicious Circle/Amphetamine Addiction/New Generation
Dirty Alleys, Dirty Minds
Civilization's Dying
Livin' In The 80's/Drug Free Youth
Down The Drain/Outta Style/You Can Touch Me
Forced Entry
Hightime/Charlie's Place
Trying Harder/Outro
Get It

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Riot Fest 2010 - Articles of Faith - Live At The AAA

Here's the second night of their two show reunion. I think this might have been the best show of the entire fest. They played songs from their entire catalouge, from their first 7" to the second full-length, & everything else in between (even a Johnny Cash cover). Larry Damore of Bhopal Stiffs/Pegboy sang back up vocals on American Dreams. They even blew two fuses throughout the show. The band also invited Jeff Dean onstage to play guitar with them. He engineered the bands new album New Normal Catastrophe. There was one track at the end I was not familiar with. Any help with the title for that one would be appreciated. Stay tuned for some Zero Boys and Negative Approach!

Riot Fest 2010 - Live At The AAA

I've Got Mine (Blown Fuse)
I've Got Mine
Remain In Memory
Give Thanks
Bad Attitude
Everyman For Himself
Brother John
Buried Alive
False Security
Cambridge (Blown Fuse 2)
American Dreams
My Father's Dreams/What We Want Is Free
In This Life
Folsom Prison Blues
Track 16
Up Against The Wall
Get It