Sunday, November 10, 2013

moved again

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Croft - End Of An Era

This is a short "film" about one of Bristol's best live music venues, THE CROFT. Shame that I actually missed the "heyday" of it although I have played there a whole bunch of times.

It started for me back in the early-mid 90s when I was in Yellowskin and we wanted to put on a gig with one of England's other (and back then only) skatey-type punk bands, TRAVIS CUT


A band that in my opinion were just ahead of their time since they were doing this all ahead of the ol' Green Day/Offspring burst that essentially opened the floodgates for the UK punk scene to become the awesomeness it was for a bit in taht era.

Back then in was called THE BREWHOUSE and it was a run down room that you could hire for cheap.....so we did. I like to think in many ways myself and my peers of the time contributed into making it what it became simply by repeatedly hiring it and bringing the punk.

Glad that I got to see it just befiore it shut down - THE CROFT will be missed but there will be another place!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

THEN....AND NOW


ZOMBIE ATTACK SALES LIST


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7" VINYL £1.99 each

  • Protestant - Antagonist
  • Imperial Leather - Antibodies EP
  • From The Ashes - Heading For Dystopia
  • Slatktrens - Ur Balans (RED VINYL)
  • Daymare - EP (Poster Sleeve)
  • Tinner/Slapenhonden - Split
  • Besthöven/Alternate System - Split
  • Cracked Popskulls - Swedish Comp EP
  • Agathocles - Live In Brazil 2007
  • Excuses - State Of Emergency (GREEN VINYL)
  • The Breed - EP (BLOOD RED VINYL)
  • Krimtänk/Sub Alert - Split
  • Brutal Death - EP
  • Bloody Pheonix/Punx Eat Punx - Split
  • Senata Fox/Brivido - Split
  • Fuck....I'm Dead - Bring On The Dead
  • Niestroy - Ashamed
  • Pissdeads/Permanent Death - Split
  • Deceived - Smash Patriarchy
  • Archagathus/Bangsat - Split
  • Paindriver - The Truth Is All That Matters
  • Coäccion - Revolver
  • Never Built Ruins - Schutt & Asche
  • Open Wound - Stranglehold EP
  • Shikabane - Ego & Desire
  • Spritvev - Pommacs Larm
  • Slaughter Of The Innocents/Endless Demise - Split
  • Misantropic/Deathrace - Split
  • Dodsdomd/Dödsdömd - Split
  • Urban Trash/Indignation - Split EP
  • Bufo - Moderni Ja Maailman Tuho (DOUBLE 7")
  • The Overdose - Don't Blame Me
  • Kuru/Embryonic Devourment - Split
  • We Come In Peace - Comp 7"
  • Memento Mori - EP
  • D.A.R.M/Weltraumschrott - Split
  • Denak - EP
  • Sub Alert - What Makes You Go On
  • Sthlms Blodbad - MDXX
  • Times Square Preachers - Don't Be Numb
  • Kenisia/Mighty Joe Young - Split
  • Travoltas/The Apers - Split
  • Beyond Lickin' - Lickers Revenge
  • Dicso Inferno/Existench - Split
  • No Admission - EP
  • Full Of Hatred/Disköntroll - Split
  • Putrescence/Embalming Theatre - Split
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  • Proletar/Diorrhea - Split
  • SkitSlakt - Life Sucks
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  • No Kids - EP
  • Party By The Slice/Malparido - Split(MARBLE GREY VINYL)
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  • Life's A Riot - EP
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  • Passiv Dödshjälp - Häng De
  • Dimmorna Skingras Vol 1 - Swedish Punk Comp
  • The Bristles - The Best & The Rest
  • Project Hopeless - Välkommen...
  • Cancer Spreading/Disköntroll - Split

10" Vinyl - £2.99 each


  • The Nitwitz - Totalitarian Rock & Roll (PICTURE DISC)
  • The Nitwitz - Nibble The Giblet
  • Here's The Tribute Record - Die Zlaskhinx Tribute Comp

CD - £2.99 each


  • Intensity - Ruins Of Our Future
  • Ambulance - The End Of Our Time
  • Massgrav - Napalm Over Stureplan
  • Cement - Antithese
  • Meat Buns - Heal Your Brain
  • VA - European Pop Punk Virus
  • From Hell - From Hell
  • Desert Sessions - 7&8
  • The Popsters - Everything I Want
  • Obscene Extreme - 2010
  • Langgar Lari/Kick Enemy/Abnormal Psychology/Young & Dangerous - Split
  • Simbiose - Evolution?
  • Obsesif Kompulsif/Elasticdeath - Split
  • Embrace - S/T
  • Grave Dancer - Morbid Nation
  • After The Massacre - A Future Discarded To The Bonepits
  • Avskum - In The Spirit Of Mass Destruction
  • Disorder - We're Still Here
  • Strike Anywhere - Change Is A Sound
  • Stegel - Angharod
  • The Manges - R' Good Enough
  • Retarded - S/T
  • Groovie Ghoulies - Go! Stories!
  • Victory Records Comp - Vol 2
  • SNFU - Ping Pong EP
  • Whippasnappa - Indestructable
  • Balzac - Atom Age Vampire In 308
  • Big D & The Kids Table/Five Knuckle - Split
  • Hellnation - Your Chaos Days Are Numbered
  • W.O.R.M - Mullet In The Head
  • Victims - ...In Blood
  • Sworn-In - EP
  • Peewees - Dead End City
  • Gorilla Buscuits - S/T
  • A Radio With Guts - Beat Heart Sweet Stereo
  • Slowlife - What Your Fear Is What You Get
  • Waterdown - Never Kill The Boy On The First Date
  • Converge/Hellchild - Deeper The Wound
  • Mansic - Everyday Is A Tragedy
  • Instigators - Dine Upon The Dead
  • Tinner - In League With Satan
  • Sub-Alert - Take Part
  • Ignite - Past Our Means
  • What Remains - Destroy All Monsters
  • The Apers - Teenage Drama Every Kid Will Understand
  • Marshall Peanut - May Contain Traces
  • Rage Of The Dying Light - Metalcore Comp
  • Groovie Ghoulies - Freaks On Parade
  • Friends Of Ed/Drink Drivers Against Mother - Split
  • Nihlist - 87-89
  • Woof - We are Destroying Your Culture
  • A Really Big Mouth - Comp
  • Sonic Dolls - Riot At The Sheep Dog Trials
  • Give Up The Ghost - Year One
  • Hellchild - Wish
  • Planesmistakenforstars - Fuck With Fire
  • Spazm 151- S/T
  • The Sonics - Psycho-Sonic
  • Gash - 7 Years
  • NBP - For Those About To Drink Their Coffee Black
  • Chamberlain - Five-Year Diary
  • Attero - S/T
  • Isolamento/D(Ollie) Parton/The 4 Sivits/Mr.Murrungio - Split
  • Shampoohat - In My Wars
  • Churn - 12 Easy Steps To Endsville
  • Bad Taste Records - Ultimate Punk Party
  • Based On A Lie/NBP?Virtual - Split
  • Terserah/Terlarand - Split
  • Christe Front Drive - Collection
  • Donner Party/Eyesore/Darkmill?Take One For The Team - Split
  • Antiprotokol/Slakattack - Split
  • Snapcase/Boysetsfire - Split
  • Municipal Waste - Massive Aggressive
  • Black September - Tide Of The Storm
  • Lecsa-Punk - Legalis Pusztitas
  • Suppression - 92-96
  • Divine Spark - Anima Mundi
  • PP7 Gaftzeb & The Tormentors of 1994
  • Poison The Well - Tear From The Red
  • In The Shade Of Tomorrow/Dawn Of Awakening/Darwin - Split
  • Le Tormenta - I Unico Elemento
  • Daughters - Canada Songs
  • Crass - Stations Of The Crass
  • The Apers - S/T
  • Darlington - Louder Than Morrissey
  • ReCharge - Menschen, Hass, Vernichtung
  • Dims Rebellion - Nueva Estocolmo
  • Gum Bleed - Balefire Juvenile

  • Digi-Pack
  • Next Victim - The Cold Gust Of Wind
  • Akimbo - Harshing Your Mellow
  • Pentamental - Harm & Harmony
  • The Wolves - Vol 1
  • A-Ko - Tomorrow Night's Regret
  • Not Enough Hate - Knocked Into Tomorrow
  • Crazy Arm - Union City Breath
  • The Mingers - Passion Not Fashion





Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FLAG! FLAG! FUCKING BLACK FLAG!!!

I heard ages ago that this was going down and I must admit that I wasn't overly excited at a Black Flag reunion.

Greg Ginn on guitar cuts it for me, being one of my biggest playing influences ever.


The GONE drummer Gregory A Moore, one of Flag's original singers Ron Reyes and Dave Klein who has played in Screeching Weasel among others. Which makes the "new" line up of Black Flag the first band since Bad Religion to have two Gregs in the band. (Apart from Gone).

Now....Black Flag being such a staple institute of hardcore punk I did fear the band getting back together again and tarnishing the name - although I think that's gonna be pretty hard to do. But still - check out the latest BF track for download.

Check it - http://dropcards.com/blackflag/content/index.php make your own mind up. I'm not blown away BUT it is the start of a new album...

http://youtu.be/TPtHSWfV1lc

Now, rocking out in the blue corner....

FLAG....seriously FUCK YEAH!


Kind of rebelling against the "old farts" doing their thing is the band FLAG which is: 

Keith Morris - Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off!
Chuck Dukowski - Black Flag, SWA
Dez Cadena - Black Flag and more recently The Misfits.
Bill Stevenson - Black Flag, Descendents, All
Steve Egerton - Descendents, All. 

I mean......basically it's more Black Flag than what is now Black Flag....

No album I don't think, but some touring and hopefully bring the experience to the kids that never saw it first time round. 

And I get to keep my bars tattoo....






Tuesday, April 30, 2013

KNÆGT - Who The Hell Are You!

Coming out of the South of Sweden is a band that you should all get a bit excited about and if not then we have nothing more to say to each other. Good day.

I SAID GOOD DAY!

Right...let's go...KNÆGT!!!!



I'm not gonna give you the "ex-members of" roll-call but we could name drop SATANIC SURFERS, SISTA SEKUNDEN, KONTROVERS and SKITKIDS among others. Basically.....you know it's gonna be good.

KNÆGT got together at the start of the year looking to form something that sounded a bit like RKL with influences of THE ACCUSED (see below)




So we're talking Old Skool Sk8 THRASH with the melody to back it up played by people that know how to do it. Boooyah!

So far KNÆGT are looking to get a cassette out and in the future a full album that they're gonna be recording in the summer looking to release in August.



Check out KNÆGT here here and here...






Monday, April 29, 2013

THE LORDS OF SALEM....YO!

Once again I find it hard to write reviews of new horror films because I don't want to be giving anything away at all - but....for ye the reader I can go into a bit eh and make it as spoiler free as I can.

A few people have been dissing Mr.Zombies new cinematic creation as being unscary, slow and a bit boring. To them I say NAY! NAY I SAY!

It's awesome.


Like all previous RZ movies the man takes you on a journey and mixes retro feelings and awesomeness with modern film making. Again it captures the feelings of an 80's video-nasty while also nodding and hinting to old classics such as The Devil Rides Out

Sheri Moon once again pops up, boobs n'all (see guys I just told you if it's worth watching or not) this time as the key role playing a DJ that is sent a record from "The Lords" which then starts to turn women a bit wobbly.


Sheri Moon has been great in everything she's in but this is her crown so far. Baby Firefly was awesome, this is pure genius. With so little she achieves so much. Not to mention this kick ass retro Van Halen tee!


Certainly not a slow film it builds and drags you down deeper - Rob did himself almost an anti-solid by releasing House Of 1000 Corpses and then having to live up to it... this does it.

Sure to go into cult status the film has also been novelised ...oh yes.

Bring on the lords and....LEVIATHAN THE FLEEING SERPENT!




Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I don't want the dumb PM she makes me wanna puke!

"I don't want the government, I don't want their lies
I don't want the taxes or the constant cost rise
I don't want inflation, I don't want the nuke
I don't want the dumb PM she makes me wanna puke"

"Politician walking down the street, sports a blue rosette
Politician knocking at you door - shoot the bastard"

"Mandela's still in prison and no one seems to care
Riot police beat hippies and no one seems to care
The rich get rich the poor get me to me this is not fair
Iron Lady apathy, no one seems to care"

.....

Are these long lost CRASS songs from the 80s? No...these are the lyrics written by a band of 14 year olds growing up under the Tatcher regime.


Point being? Even a bunch of kids in 1989 that had not yet heard Crass, didn't know who the Exploited or Discharge were, wouldn't hear Chumbawumba for another 4 years and had no idea they were sat on the same beach that Disorder had taken pics on just a few years earlier....hated the Prime Minister of the country, Margret Thatcher.

Such was the impact on our lives and our parent's lives that we became politicised at a young age and I would imagine carried that through to today.

So you'll forgive us for being against the huge unemployment that was still going on when we left school from the miners and dockers and forgive us for thinking a war on the Falklands was not cool.

She was the icon of Capitalism - and hate remains. 

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook the day of the funeral.

For the miners
For the Belgrano
For the Families of Hillsborough
For the lies
For the cover ups
For the battle of Orgreave
For arming Saddam Hussein
For drinking tea with Pinochet
For your policies in Ireland
For the women of Greenham Common
For Clause 28
For the young men who took their lives because they could not afford to feed their families while they were on strike to save their communities.
For the lost generations
For the destroyed communities
For the young people lost to heroin because they felt they had no future
For the victims of General Suhatto in East Timor and elsewhere
For your friendship with the Saudi Royal family
For calling Nelson Mandela a terrorist
For supporting Apartheid
For the Poll Tax
For "Care" in the Commuinity
For supporting Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge
For snatching milk
For letting Jimmy Saville stay at your official residence every Christmas for 11 consecutive years
For your criminal arms dealing son who tried to overthrow a democratically elected government
For your racist daughter
For your deregulation of the banking system
For selling off council houses
For privatisation of major industries
For denying the existence of society
For trying to break trade unions
For increasing child poverty
For your Freidman economics.
For the constant threat of Mutually Assured Destruction in the 80s
For your 3million plus unemployment in the 80s
For your £10 million funeral

Thursday, April 11, 2013

DARK SKIES......

You might have seen the ads - from the producers of SINISTER and INSIDIOUS....Dark Skies.


It is my duty to investigate much of the new horror to see what it's all about. Now, both Sinister and Insidious had their moments....but were not fantastic, scary? Hmmm depends. Insidious was quite jumpy but not awesome by any means, especially the end which ruined the whole film. Same with Sinister...

But an alien horror film....not that often it comes along, well not with all the spooks and "found footage" movies.

Dark Skies has promise.....but well. What can I say. Remember this?


It was pretty much the same plot but scarier....

Friday, March 22, 2013

I HEAR BANJOS!

Slowly getting used to life out here in the countryside. The isolation is somewhat soothing - the only people I get to piss off is the guys in the pub next door or my house mates. But nothing seems to piss them off.

I sleep to the sound of a flowing river. Like a never ending stream.

Although girls tell me that it can't be hard for me to find any sort of partner, it's not happening, not out here. Maybe have to travel but then that just makes it difficult. So alone is better.

Books, films, TV shows....they are my friends now. The internet is my most prized item.

Came across this yesterday

lookatthisfuckingoogle.tumblr.com

Kept me amused for hours!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Forward To Death

I used to live with this girl who was really afraid of death. I kinda thought that was a terrible thing because it's one of the things you cannot avoid, along with getting sick and old.

According to certain philosophies you can only live one you accept your death. The Samurai code tells us this and there are certain Buddhist monks that trains by meditating in a cave with dead bodies - just to realise that it's a process of life that cannot be avoided. By anyone.

I can remember when I was a kid, talking to my Dad about death and the like. Now he's a religious man with a quite unshakable faith but at the same time willing to consider and question ie: not a crazy nut. His philosophy was that everything was the plan, if a tiger came into your house, it's the plan. No fear.

Imagine if the whole world could just accept who they were and what happened. Even death.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I'M THE PUSHER

Been watching a lot of TV and stuff recently, finally got into that BREAKING BAD that I've heard so much about, yeah that's taking a while to pick up but it's totally ok right, kills the time.

But my revelation was finding out that they had remade "Pusher". Now Pusher is a series of Danish films that were kinda popular in Sweden - there are three and each focus on a different person but are all linked.



The first Pusher movie came out a long time ago, at least around 10 years so I was interested to see an English speaking remake of it.


The movie was exactly the same, just English.....if I had to pick holes I would say that the sheer desperation of the main dude in the Danish version was not as well portrayed in this version.

One of the best things was keeping the dealer man, the kingpin Milo - played by the same actor as the original series.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

OH WOE TO THEE

OK mo' fos - lets try and get this thing up and running again. My mind is full of letters and words I need to get down onto a page!

What's new? Moved all over, cancer scare no.2, new job. All good.

But what's cool? For a start the new VOIVOD album "Target Earth" is worth your while if you are a fan.


Some of us, maybe myself included think that the band reached their apex with the NOTHINGFACE album...well, Target Earth is like the next part! It's got "Nothingface" written all over it. Great album.

ELKSCORN - my own little project is working on new music - stay tuned!



Monday, March 4, 2013

Dear Blogz

Back soon....promise!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chronicles of Hawkwind past.

Got chatting to an old buddy of mine on t'internet about Hawkwind. He was at the Chronicles Of The Black Sword tour and still has the program.

Here it is!




For those unfamiliar...


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You Know You're an Elk When...


  • A whole season of "2 Broke Girls" is the week's highlight.
  • You get up to do something then forget what it was, when sitting down again you remember something else you had to do but yesterday.
  • Dates and days are just a mysterious alchemy
  • You get loads of awesome then loads of shit in a space of 48 hours just to make sure it balances.
  • Every good intention ends in disaster.
  • You get excited about fabric conditioner.



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