Wednesday, January 21, 2009

? & The Mysterians - 96 Tears / Midnight Hour 7"

If you have ever had the privilege, or should I say honor, to browse through my almighty record collection, you would notice that all my records are not all punk. 80% is punk and hardcore, but I have some other stuff in there as well. And since this is my blog, I'm going to bring you the joys of rare doo-wop, soul, and of course, 60's garage punk.

I remember buying a huge box of 45's at norms auction a few years ago for eBay. And I saw this in their and remembered hearing it on the radio when I was a kid. Music critics consider this to be one of the first 60's punk songs. Although I agree its classics 60's garage, there were much more punk sounding bands in the 60's. But I still love this song anyways. I'd like to find a copy that doesn't have the label ripped. Blah

Here is the music video from 1965

PRESSING INFO: Released on Cameo records in 1966. C-428. There are a few different pressings of this release. Mainly different matrix numbers

A-side = 96 Tears
B-side = Midnight Hour

Monday, January 19, 2009

When Freedom Dies - Minor Cuts CD

I think I got this for free at the championship in Lemoyne PA. I'm not sure though. Its some pretty good hardcore punk. A few of the songs even have a little bit of melody in there. Which I am a sucker for! According to the liner notes, they are from ole CT. Other than that, I don't know anything about this band. Their website doesn't exist anymore, and its not in the internet archive either.

PRESSING INFO: Self released in 2005. The back cover says to copy this CD and send it to friends, so here you go.

1. Playing for Keeps
2. Said and Done
3. Control
4. Left Behind
5. Power Trip
6. Voices Alone
7. Surrounded by Idiots
8. Yesterdays news
9. Litter The Forest
10. Told What to Say
11. Wash my Brain
12. Sucker Punch
13. Never Again
14. Fall t0 Pieces
15. 110%
16. Two Minutes Hate
17. Set Things Straight
18. Coming to Terms