Displaying items by tag: punk
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 12:04

Civic - Selling, Sucking, Blackmail, Bribes

CIVIC aren’t the first Australian band to find inspiration from the rowdy sounds of The Saints and The Dead Boys but few have been as on point as the Melbourne five-piece at nailing their snarling spirit. Jim McCullough, Lewis Hodgson, Darcy Grigg, Roland Hlavka and David Forcier have played in a bunch of quality bands including Leather Lickers, A.D Skinner, Drug Sweat, Pregnancy Scares, Whipper and Cuntz. But with CIVIC, they mix loud 70s gutter rock and hardcore aggression to create a squalling hot mess. Late last year, they all crammed into a small radio studio to perform a hustling live set on my radio program Teenage Hate . It was wild and sweaty performance and I’ve been eagerly awaiting some recorded material since. Today is the day as we premiere “New Vietnam”, the title cut from their upcoming debut record. Led by the wild vocals of McCullough, who by day works as a furniture removalist, and Hodgson’s furious guitar leads, the song gallops at a speedy pace. As Jimmy howls “Tell you what I am baby, tell you what I am” you can almost feel the weight of shitty dressers that he hauls up and down people’s staircases.
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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 13:33

Slade - Coz I Luv You

Slade are an English rock band from Wolverhampton. They rose to prominence during the glam rock era in the early 1970s, achieving 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. They were the first act to have three singles enter the charts at number one; all six of the band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. As of 2006, total UK sales stand at 6,520,171, and their best-selling single, "Merry Xmas Everybody", has sold in excess of one million copies.
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Monday, 04 June 2018 09:41

Bad Sports - Inside And Out

Coming out of Texas like a high-intensity twister, Bad Sports play the kind of good, clean punk & roll that the Ramones invented in the mid-'70s and bands have been using as a template ever since. Kings of the Weekend has the usual loud and tight guitars, simple chord progressions, snotty but sweet vocals, and songs about girls, beer, and other teenage issues, but unlike a lesser band that might sound clichéd and reactionary by sticking so close to the established norm, Bad Sports play with enough energy to blast right past any reservations one might have.
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Τον Οκτώβριο του 2017 ο John Maus έρχεται 6 χρόνια μετά το "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" με μια νέα και πιο σκοτεινή κυκλοφορία, το "Screen Memories".
Αυτά τα 6 χρόνια που έλειψε, πέραν του ότι έφτιαχνε το δικό του synthesizer, το οποίο και χρησιμοποεί στον δίσκο, κατάφερε να τελειώσει και το διδακτορικό του στην πολιτική φιλοσοφία.
Παρόλο που, σύμφωνα με τα λεγόμενά του, ο ήχος που κατάφερε να βγάλει δεν ήταν πολύ διαφορετικός σε σχέση με τα υπάρχονται synth, αυτό που βρήκε ενδιαφέρον στην δημιουργία του δίσκου ήταν ο κόπος και η δουλειά που ήθελε στο να βγουν έστω και δύο λεπτά μουσικής.
Ακούγοντάς το όλο, δεν μπορώ να μην ξεχωρίσω το "Combine", το οποίο ανοίγει τον δίσκο και είναι επί της ουσίας το πρώτο κομμάτι που ακούμε από τον Maus μετά από έξι χρόνια, αποκαλυτπικά σκοτεινό, δίνοντας έτσι κι ένα στίγμα για τον υπόλοιπο δίσκο. Επίσης ξεχώρισα και το "Over Phantom" γιατί ενώ ίσως είναι ένα από τα πιο χορευτικά κομμάτια του δίσκου συνοδεύεται από την συνεχή επανάληψη του εξής στίχου "I am a phantom over the battlefield". Αναλογιζόμενη και το "Cop Killer" από τον ίδιο, δεν μπορώ να φανταστώ ότι το έγραψε αποκομμένος από την πολιτική πραγματικότητα ή τουλάχιστον έτσι θέλω να πιστεύω!
Από τους πιο πεσσιμιστικούς δίσκους, αλλά γι' αυτό μας αρέσει άλλωστε!
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Δικαίωμα στην κακή μουσική
2012: πρώτος δίσκος των FNU Ronnies. Παραμόρφωση και βρωμιά χύνονται από τα ηχεία τα οποία παίζουν σε τέρμα ένταση. "Τι ακούς ρε μαλάκα;" ακούγεται από το διπλανό δωμάτιο αλλά το βόλιουμ τιγκάρει ακόμα πιο πολύ.
2017: πρώτος δίσκος των FNU Clone inc απο την Total Punk με τίτλο Binary or Die. Τα ίδια και ακόμα χειρότερα. Η μουσική κακοηχογραφημένη, η ατμόσφαιρα παρανοϊκή, το χιούμορ κακό. "Ε ΚΑΙ;" φωνάζεις. Χώνεις τον δίσκο στο τέρμα.
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:35

Radio Birdman - Descent Into the Maelstrom

Radio Birdman and this album in particular are generally considered to be the beginnings of the Australian underground punk movement. However, the band was not only influenced by common punk precursors The Stooges and MC5, but also early Blue Oyster Cult and even the surf bands of the 1960s. The album Radios Appear was groundbreaking in its day and has stood the test of time as a classic album decades later, but it is not what many would think of as strictly Punk Rock. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/47398/Radio-Birdman-Radios-Appear/
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Γεννήθηκε στον Άγιο Αρτέμιο (Γούβα) του Παγκρατίου στις 23 Ιουνίου 1928. Σε ηλικία 15 ετών έχασε σε ατύχημα το ένα του χέρι, όταν έσκασε μια χειροβομβίδα την ώρα που έπαιζε με συμμαθητές του στην Αγία Παρασκευή της Αττικής. Παρόλα αυτά, μπήκε δυναμικά στο χώρο του λαϊκού τραγουδιού και ξεχώρισε με τη φωνή του.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:12

Darkthrone - Hiking Metal Punks

The masters of the riff are back again. So soon, you ask? Well, it appears that Fenriz and Culto have taken the whole old-school values thing completely to heart, and are going to give us a new album every year. But hey, who's complaining other than Transilvanian Hunger purists?

'Dark Thrones and Black Flags' follows on pretty closely from last year's 'F.O.A.D.', and if you enjoyed that last blast of black aggression, you're going to find plenty to love on this new disc. It's all still here: the low-fi "Necrohell II" production, the black metal-tinged with-old school metal-tinged with-punk-tinged with-whatever the hell the gruesome duo feel like, and the great 80s-esque cover. I'm wondering whether this fellow on the front is going to become some kind of Darkthrone Eddie...

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:14

Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor

The opening track to Dead Kennedys' debut album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, taking as its starting point the then-new neutron bomb, designed to kill people but leave their valuables intact, "Kill the Poor" defined what the band was all about.

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Friday, 09 May 2014 12:04

Discharge - Protest And Survive

It is quite justifiable that ‘Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing’ by Discharge is widely considered to be a defining statement of hardcore and punk in general. Coming on the back of several well recieved EP’s and singles, Discharge had already laid down the blueprints for a new extremity within punk.

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