Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Mummies - Never Been Caught ( Telstar 1992 )

The once and future kings of budget rock, the Mummies did for garage rock what the New Bomb Turks did for punk: stripped it to the frame, made it as raunchy as it deserved to be, and reminded everyone what was cool and crazy about the stuff in the first place. Of course, while the New Bomb Turks were able to build a career out of their roots punk cross-breed, the Mummies achieved their greatest notoriety after they broke up, but it's difficult to imagine the rawest edge of the garage revival bands existing without the guiding influence of the gauze-wrapped foursome.Formed in San Francisco, CA, in late 1988, the Mummies consisted of Larry Winther on guitar, Maz Kattauh on bass, trent ruane on organ and sax, and Russel Quan on drums; though it was sometimes difficult to tell just who was who since the band performed in mummy suits that made them appear to be wrapped from head to toe in Ace bandages. While the band found a home in the West Coast garage/surf revival scene alongside like-minded bands such as the Phantom Surfers and the Untamed Youth, the Mummies set out to be louder, cruder, and more obnoxious than anyone; bashing out frantic and primitive versions of such classics as "Justine" and "Shot Down" alongside middle-finger originals like "Your Ass (Is Next in Line)," "The Thing From Venus," and "Shut Yer Mouth" on cheap vintage gear rescued from pawn shops and garage sales. In 1990, the Mummies' first single appeared (on the band's own Pre-B.S. label), as did several 7"s on other labels followed, including Estrus, Planet Pimp, and Rekkids; eventually, the band's early singles were compiled on the LP The Mummies Play their Own records. (The album appeared on LP only; the Mummies made no secret of their antipathy for digital technology, emblazoning their slogan, "F*ck CDs," on the back covers of most of their records and refusing to release their material in the format, though this changed with the dawn of the 21st century.In early 1991, the Mummies cut an album for Crypt Records, but the results sounded a bit too clean and tidy for the band's liking, and the album went unreleased (though the material was later pirated on the infamous Fuck The Mummies bootleg); later that year, they took another stab at capturing their lo-fi assault on tape, and the result was their first (and only) proper Mummies studio album, the gloriously obnoxious Never Been Caught. After extensive West Coast gigging, a tour of the Northwest with Thee headcoats (garage icon Billy Childish called the Mummies his favorite American band) and a brief jaunt to the East Coast, the Mummies threw in the towel in January 1992, shortly before Never been Caught came out. However, the group briefly reunited in 1993 when fellow San Franciscans Supercharger asked the Mummies to open for them on a tour of Europe; being big fans of Supercharger, the Mummies agreed, and made enough of an impression on European rock fans that they were persuaded to come back for a headlining tour in the Spring of 1994. Since then, Ruanne, Kuttauah, and Quan have all played with the Phantom Surfers, while Ruanne has also worked with the Untamed Youth; kattuuah finds time to play in the Maybellines; and the busy Quan gigs with the Maybellines, the Bobbyteens, the Count buckwurds, and the Dukes of Hamburg. larry Winther, meanwhile, has recorded with the Orange Peels.
(From Wikipedia)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Minutemen - Joy 7'' ( New Alliance Records 1981 )

Pioneer US Hardcore Punkers On Their Second Explosive 7 Inch In 1981!
San Pedro, California's greatest musical export clearly understood the concept of brevity. The trio's albums and EPs pack an astonishing number of songs, most of which (on the early releases, at least) clock in at under a minute. In that brief time, they took apart rock, jazz and funk and put the pieces back together in a jagged collage. Although the Minutemen refused to write verses and choruses, based on their belief that rock'n'roll as we know it is a lethargic dinosaur, each of their songs is a satisfying composition.
The Minutemen saga began in 1980 as a four-piece called the Reactionaries that played regular-length songs. Later that year, they slimmed down (numerically speaking) and adopted their new name and radical modus operandi. They stuck to that twisted idea of dada with a groove until the end, and with one out-of-chronology exception, their records kept getting more ambitious and better.
(Trousers Press)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Clinic - Visitations ( Domino 2006 )

Clinic From Liverpool Seems To Listen To All The Right Records. They Deliver One Of The Best Dark And Modern Psych Garage Rock LPs In 2006. Great Sound!!!
Thankfully, their pounding, primitive voodoo cavepunk sound doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel to be successful, and Visitations proves it. From the opening notes of “Family,” the chugging, fuzzy rhythms and slightly menacing voice sound familiar, the riffs sliding over the din to create Venusian garage rock of the highest order. “Animal Human” is slow and creepy, led by a spare arrangement, zinging autoharp, and booming chimes. The addition of a wah-wah guitar doesn’t necessarily make it sound any less like Clinic, but the few new wrinkles here are welcome. Lead single “Harvest” bounces around to a hip-hop-derived tom-tom beat and skittering guitar scrapings before a shining organ washes color into the mix. Whereas its predecessor suffered from songs that sounded like they were dashed off in the car on the way to the studio, Visitations boasts well-crafted, smartly arranged tracks throughout.
( From Stylus magazine)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Effigies - Haunted Town e.p ( Autumn Records 1981 )

Formed in early 1980, the Effigies were one of Chicago's first punk rock bands. Along with bands like Naked Raygun and Strike Under, the Effigies were instrumental in developing what became the dominant sound in the first generation of Chicago punk: driving, guitar-heavy noise which often leapt unabashedly into catchy melodies. The Effigies rode hard in those heady days of the last decade, putting on manic live gigs, touring the U.S. in a used van, and putting out their own records on Ruthless Records, a chimerical label existing solely as the cooperative efforts of the Effigies, Naked Raygun and Steve Albini (Big Black)
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Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Alohas - Get Leid With... ( Off The Hip 2003 )

If You Prefer It Surfed Up...Here Are The Australian Alohas! The Alohas sound is fuelled by 1960’s garage punk and surf twang of Dick Dale, Sonics, Atlantics, and the Remains. Their high-energy instrumental sounds and jungle rhythm groove makes for an evening of twisting go-go action stomp.
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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Anna & The Psychomen - My Baby Needs To Rock n Roll ( 7'' e.p P.Trash Records 2004 )

The Wicked Thing Loves It When Girls Play Wild And Primitive Rock n Roll And Anna And Her Psychomen Do Exactly That! Nice 4 Tracker Here With Lotsa Garage Fun. Not Exactly A Masterpiece But Good Enough To Have A Go!!! The Italian Rock n Roll Job!!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Galaxie 500 - Today ( Aurora 1988 )

Though criminally overlooked in their own lifetime, Galaxie 500 later emerged as one of the pivotal underground groups of the post-punk era; dreamy and enigmatic, their minimalist dirges presaged the rise of both the shoegazer and slowcore movements of the 1990s. The group formed in Boston, MA, in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean wareham(a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist naomi yang and drummer Damon krukowski longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University. warehman and Krunkowski initially teamed in the short-lived Speedy And the castanets, which split after their bass player experienced a religious conversion; upon re-forming, the duo recruited Yang to play bass, although she had no prior musical experience.Named after a friend's car, Galaxie 500 began performing live throughout Boston and New York before recording a three-song demo tape which they sent to Shimmy Disc honcho kramer, who agreed to become the trio's producer. After bowing in early 1988 with the singles "Tugboat" and "Oblivious" (the latter track featured on a flexi-disc included in an issue of Chemical Imbalance magazine), they issued their full-length debut, Today, which highlighted the group's distinct, evolving sound pitting wareham's eerie, plaintive tenor, elliptical songs, and slow-motion guitar textures against Yang's warm, fluid bass lines and Krukowski's lean drumming.
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Pixies - Come On Pilgrim ( E.P ) ( 4 AD UK/ Electra US 1987 )

One Of The Greatest EPs In The History of Rock n Roll. The Explosive Debut Of The Pixies in 1987!!! Simply Thrilling And Outstanding!!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Fatals - S/T ( 1st 10'' ) ( Yakisakan Records 2006 )

Smash Your Ears With The Fatals!!! Its Like The Ramones Fell In Love With Thrash Metal...!!Dirty, Chaotic And Thrashy Garage Punk Killer!
A Real Wicked Thing!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

The Wicked Thing Mixtape # 2 - Bollocks To Summer

Have a good summer folks...!!!
Mixtape # 2 tracklisting:
2.the trashmen-Tube city
4.Dee rangers-hey girl
5.Cynics-Soul searchin
6.crazy girls-hey hey ha ha
7.Fall-Outs-Staring at the sun
8.the rationals-I need you
9.Rolling stones-mercy mercy
10.The Pixies-Evil hearted you