30 June 2019

BARBARO Untitled 1999

by request
 
hardcore/noise rock


Tracklist

1 Cut Outs 5:15
2 Failsafe 2:36
3 Ditch 3:45
4 The Funnel 4:25
5 Dirt For Me 4:27
6 Small 3:17
7 Listen 4:09

ELLIOTT SHARP / CARBON Tocsin 1991

 


AllMusic Review by  

Tocsin, like several albums he released around this period, showcases Elliott Sharp's more rock-oriented side, featuring fairly short tracks with strutting rhythms and (for him) catchy hooks. The opener, "Raptor," as well as "My Blood Is Boiling," sound like something smuggled in from a Blind Idiot God session (BIG member Ted Epstein is, in fact, thanked in the notes accompanying the disc) with their surging bassline and over-the-top guitar work. Other tracks vary somewhat from the dark, malevolent strain that normally is part and parcel of a Sharp album; "Sockets" even gets into some P-Funk style grooves (!). Much of the rest is the sort of roiling, aggressive music Sharp fans were accustomed to, if a bit slicker than the earlier incarnations of Carbon (like I/S/M) where roughness and lack of sharp edges were valued. The leader displays considerable chops, especially on pieces like "Big Lie," where he shows himself the equal of any number of more celebrated pickers, but perhaps takes too much of the spotlight; one wishes to have heard more up-front contributions from the fine harpist Zeena Parkins, for example. Still, Tocsin is probably one of Sharp's most accessible projects, quite handsomely recorded and one that most rock fans would have little trouble enjoying. Listeners hoping for something on the more visceral level of his Larynx, for example, would be better served looking elsewhere.

Tracklist

1 Raptor 3:58
2 Good For Business 2:47
3 Wex 4:16
4 Sockets 5:13
5 Morphing 3:42
6 Tox 4:21
7 Contradiction In Terms 4:00
8 My Blood Is Boiling 0:57
9 Ossuary 2:53
10 Big Lie 2:06
11 Chilly Necessity 3:09
12 Running On Cafohol 5:45
13 Highrise 4:15

FLOODGATE Troubles A' Brewin 1993

This is not the metal band from the 90's called Floodgate, but the emo/hardcore band on Ebullition Records.



CORM Everything Streamlined 1999

 

 
 
Formed in Washington D.C. for an 8th grade talent show. Broke up 1997 and went on to play in Q and Not U, Georgie James, and The Maginot Line.
 

Tracklist  

01 Chess 6:22
02 I Have No Use For Empires 4:19
03 Braid 3:16
04 Everything Streamlined 2:44
05 + Vs. - 2:59
06 Collectibles Of Dying Days 3:01
07 Traded Green Trees 5:33
08 Movie Actor Patrick 2:18
09 Projectile 3:57
10 America Drinks Beer 2:37
11 Movie Actor Patrick 2:27
12 Little Problems 2:07
13 Seven Days 1:49
14 And You Say 2:22
15 Highbinder 1:14
16 Citzen Kitty 2:48
17 Teenage Mating Ritual 1:22
18 Quorem 1:58
19 Thanks 2:26
20 Bury Me Alive 3:28
21 Rick 2:20
22 Premeditated Fun 2:55
23 Hatred, Harm And Wanting 3:01
24 Pose 2:21
25 Who Rules 0:55
 



BRATMOBILE Peel Session 1994

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FRODUS Fireflies 1995




Artist Biography by


And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea
Sick of the cheeky pop sounds of Green Day and the monumental success of mid-'90s post-grunge, the indie punk trio Frodus wanted to revisit the attitude that went with the punk of the '70s. The guys -- vocalist/guitarist Shelby Cinca, drummer Jason Hamacher, and bassist Howard Pyle (going through several bassists over the years) -- yearned to gloss over the mainstream stylings that had pop kids raging for the Offspring, Smash Mouth, and blink-182, and their chaotic musical approach labeled as the chief purveyors of "spazzcore" (which they termed themselves). Motivation charged the band; playing over 500 shows between the U.S. and Europe, selling 33,000 records, and issuing 12 releases while being compared to the likes of Fugazi, Snapcase, and Sleepy Time Trio. Frodus finally had enough of the road and settled down in the new millennium to release and record the full-length And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea with new bassist Nathan Burke, which was distributed by Fueled by Ramen in February 2001. The record was their most accomplished to date, allowing Frodus (who broke up soon after its recording) to go out on top. 
 

26 June 2019

BARNYARD SLUT Space Age Motel 1993

by request

indie rock on the Grass Records label
 

Tracklist  

1 Cookie Jar
2 Long Arm
3 Hand Held Kennedy
4 Angel Of The Morning
5 Days I'm Coming To
6 Shooting Flowers
7 Watery Grave
8 Cactus
9 Complain
10 Bug Powder
11 Bug Powder (Slight Return)





20 June 2019

SPIES WHO SURF Calling All Martians 1993

surf rock


Tracklist 

1 Intro: Walk Of The Zombie 0:33
2 Spy Beach 2:51
3 Cyanide Junkie 1:56

Ecology Trilogy
4 Suicide Spree 1:51
5 Destroy All Pollution 1:53
6 Evacuation Earth 2000 2:14
7 Boss X Blowout 1:55
8 Stakeout 2:50
9 Calling All Martians 2:42
10 Xenophobia 4:00
11 Keys To Her Ferrari 1:53
12 The Creep 3:58
13 Black Earth 1:43
14 Surf Nazi Clambake 2:09
15 Necrophiliac 2:59
















































BEYOND THE BEACH Various Artists 1994

garage/surf compilation on the Upstart Records label


Tracklist  

1 Daytonas Go! 2:35
2 Jon And The Nightriders* Depth Charge 2:47
3 Huevos Rancheros Drive Through At Molly's Reach 2:05
4 The Mermen Ocean Beach 3:04
5 The Woggles Flash Flood 1:28
6 The Aqua Velvets Spanish Blue 3:29
7 The Halibuts Bowling Ball Gardens 1:52
8 Southern Culture On The Skids Mexy-Melt 4:46
9 The Goldentones Outbound 2:26
10 Laika And The Cosmonauts* Global Village 2:27
11 Hillbilly Frankenstein Flesh Hammer 1:33
12 Insect Surfers Volcano Juice 2:55
13 Paul Johnson (4) Tsunami 2:45
14 Teisco Del Rey Twango 2:38
15 Man Or Astroman?* Nitrous Burnout 2112 3:27
16 Spies Who Surf Spy Beach 2:50
17 Tin Machine Needles On The Beach 4:32
18 The Ultras Straight Arrow (Davie's Theme) 2:40
19 The Falcons (6) Shadow Land 2:56

BIG TROUBLE HOUSE Mouthful of Violence 1990

 


Artist Biography by

Big Trouble House is a Minneapolis-based punk rock trio led by guitarist Phil Harder, formerly of Breaking Circus.

Tracklist  

1 Union Feed Grain Mill
2 Mouthful Of Violence
3 Cut Him Down
4 The Two Of Us
5 Gal In Black
6 President Nixon's Grandpa
7 Let's Go To Hell
8 Don't You Go Lie To Me
9 Push
10 Black River
11 Watered Down
12 A Leinie's And A Jesus
13 Getting Near The End
14 Worst Enemy
15 Valley Of Rin Tin Tin
16 Afghanistan

BALLOON GUY The West Coast Shakes 1996

indie rock

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