22 September 2018

PIPE 6 Days Till Bellus 1993




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Formed in that music crucible, Chapel Hill, Pipe forged a ragged rock sound that drew on both the raw garage of '70s bands like the Sonics, punk's irreverent attitude and the post-punk/indie rock attack of the '80s underground. In 1992, with a lineup of Ron Liberti (vocals), Mike Kenlan (guitar), Dave Alworth (bass), and former Superchunk drummer Chuck Garrison, the band released the six-song Ball Peen EP (Sonic Bubblegum). But Kenlan, who with Garrison also played in Small (later changed to Small 23), left Pipe to concentrate on his other band. Clifton Lee Mann, the bassist of the area's legendary '80s punkabilly band, Bad Checks, was recruited to play guitar until a permanent replacement could be found. But Mann and Liberti found they worked well together splitting the music and lyric writing duties, so Mann stayed on as the full-time guitarist, and the band's new lineup recorded their first single, "You're Soaking in It," in 1993 on Amish Records, followed by their first full-length, Six Days to Bellus (Jesus Christ) in 1994. A riotous album of rumbling rock, it had a lot more in common with the Dead Boys than Nirvana and grunge. The band toured with Bad Brains, and upon returning home, began work on their second full-length. International Cement (Jesus Christ) was released in 1995, along with the "Raceway Park" single, again on Amish Records. The band toured with local faves Polvo and Archers of Loaf, but upon returning home, Alworth quit the band and moved to Seattle. Greg Adams replaced him on bass and they started work on their third album, Slowboy, released on Merge in 1997. (Merge then also re-released their two earlier albums and several singles.) A fully realized effort, Slowboy puts the sludge, motor oil, and road dirt back into garage rock. However, their tour with kindred spirits the New Bomb Turks proved ill-fated. Playing in Louisville, Garrison broke his hand signaling an early end to the tour. During Garrison's recovery, Mann crushed the tip of his left ring finger, sidelining him for six months. With the band's momentum flagging and nursing his injury, Mann quit and was replaced with original band guitarist Kenlan, but this lineup only survived a few shows before collapsing in the fall of 1999. Liberti and Mann reunited in 2000 with the Ghost of the British Soldier Who Loved to Rock (shortened to the Ghost of Rock). Kenlan joined Ashley Stove on guitar in 2001.

Tracklist

1 Bowling For Fuckers
2 Breakfast In Veronica
3 Glide
4 Captain Jack (Crunch)
5 El Camino
6 You're Soaking In It
7 New Chop
8 Broken Hips
9 All Eyes
10 Scabby
11 Andrews
12 Hammer God
13 The Metal Bus


14 September 2018

THE BOTTOM FEEDERS Big Six 1996

some hard rock in the vein of New Bomb Turks



SCOOCH POOCH RECORDS PLAYS: THEIR ORIGINAL SINS Various Artists 1996





11 September 2018

THE HOOKERS Satan's Highway 1998



 

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The Lexington, Kentucky hardcore band the Hookers was led by singer Adam Neal, an alumnus of Nine Pound Hammer and Nashville Pussy. Also featuring guitarist Noel Reucroft, bassist Pat Smith and drummer Paul Bishop, the Hookers issued their debut LP Satan's Highway in 1998. Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom followed a year later.

Tracklist

1 Satan's Highway
2 Get Fucked
3 Hometown Slut
4 Baby, You'll Regret Me
5 Back Alley Trash
6 Potwhore
7 Tear You Apart
8 12 Gauge Reaction
9 We Don't Fuck Around
10 Take You Down With Me
11 Welcome To The Beast
12 Rock-N-Roll Riot
13 Soul Taker

NEW BOMB TURKS Pissing Out The Poison (Singles & Other Swill '90-'94) 1995

by request
 


THE LA DONNAS Shady Lane 1996




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Denver punk-revivalists the La Donnas comprised singer Ross Kerston, guitarist Ben Jacobs, bassist Robb Bechtold and drummer Forrest Bartosh. Debuting in 1996 with Shady Lane, the quartet returned two years later with Rock You All Night Long.

Tracklist  

1 No Way To Treat A Lady (Jerry) 3:08
2 Junkman 2:34
3 O Donna 3:22
4 The Invasion 2:41
5 Dirty Bird 3:17
6 Feel The Pain 3:13
7 Death Of Beewak 2:05
8 Long Legs 2:26
9 Bring It On By 3:03
10 Counter Unload 3:12
11 She Pays The Rent 2:02
12 Wake Me 2:37
13 The Scene's Gonna Get You Tonight 4:23


10 September 2018

ZEKE West Seattle Acid Party 7 inch 1993

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Kicked in the Teeth
A punishing American hardcore unit based out of Seattle, Washington, Zeke's Gatling-gun riffing and bluesy hard rock demeanor draw as much from heavy metal -- particularly speed and thrash -- as punk, splitting the difference between Motörhead and Black Flag. Beginning with their debut single, "West Seattle Acid Party," in 1993, Zeke carved a path of sonic brutality that saw them rise from regional D.I.Y. punk upstarts to national headliners via career-best outings like Kicked in the Teeth, Death Alley, and 'Til the Livin' End. In the mid-2000s the band teamed up with Relapse and adopted more of a heavy metal-forward style -- the group went on hiatus in 2007, but returned in 2018 with a new studio LP, Hellbender.
Super Sound Racing
Founded in 1993 by Blind Marky Felchtone, Donny Paycheck, Mark Pierce, and Dizzy Lee Roth, the band issued a handful of singles before releasing its debut long-player, Super Sound Racing, in 1995. The group's sophomore effort, Flat Tracker, arrived a year later, and caught the ear of Relapse Records, which put out 1998's Jack Endino-produced Kicked in the Teeth. That release, along with a rigorous touring schedule, helped to establish the band outside of the Pacific Northwest.
Dirty Sanchez
Featuring a high-octane take on Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon," 2000's Dirty Sanchez saw the departure of Mark Pierce and the arrival of new bassist Jeff Matz. The LP was supported by tours of the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia, sometimes alongside decibel-pushing contemporaries like Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), All, the Voodoo Glow Skulls, Pearl Jam, the Supersuckers, and D.O.A. Arriving in 2001, Zeke's typically full-throttle fifth LP, Death Alley, would be the group's last studio outing for Epitaph. They issued the concert album Live and Uncensored in 2003, and quickly inked a deal with Relapse, resulting in the release of 2005's more metal-centric 'Til the Livin' End. A pair of split 7" releases, one with Disfear and another with Peter Pan Speedrock, appeared in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and in 2007 the band issued a digital EP, Lords of the Highway. A lengthy hiatus preceded the release of the group's seventh full-length outing, Hellbender, which featured a retooled lineup consisting of Blind Marky Felchtone (guitar, vocals), Kyle Whitefoot (guitar), Kurt Kilfelt (bass), and Dayne Porras (drums).

Tracklist

A West Seattle Acid Party
B1 Schmidt
B2 Rid


TOO MANY COOKS Food Fight 1991

by request