Thursday, December 10, 2009

5Driver - Self Proclaimed Rock Stars CD

ARTIST: 5Driver
TITLE: Self Proclaimed Rock Stars
LABEL: Negative Progression Records
YEAR: 1998
GENRE: Melodic punk / pop punk

I have added another release to the blog that is among one of my favorite albums. This is usually on heavy rotation in my vehicle when I make those long winter trips. No reason really. It's just a really good album. I purchased this on eBay about 2 years ago for $4. It was used and I already owned their 7" (which was limited to 100 copies) and I had to get this.

I would put this in the pop punk category. But also in the melodic punk category. Imagine if Good Riddance grew up listening to old Blink 182. There ya go!

1 Square Pegs Round Holes
2 Cool Guy
3 Moderation
4 Self Proclaimed Rock Stars
5 Prodigal Son
6 Relapse
7 All That I Am
8 6-18
9 Rejection
10 Pantyhose
11 Your Fault
12 My Love

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Stump Wizards - Official Fan Club Record Release 7"

ARTIST: The Stump Wizards
TITLE: Official Fan Club Record Release
LABEL: Get Hip Recordings
YEAR: 1990
PRESSING INFO: Only pressed on clear red vinyl. But has been repressed a few times.

Wow, 2 updates in 2 days! I'm on a roll now. This is what boredom and 3 inches of snow will do to a person. Enough about my pathetic uneventful life, on to the music!

The Stump Wizards were a little punk band that had somewhat of a following around the Harrisburg PA area. They were from Camp Hill PA to be exact. They were around for a couple of years. I believe 1989-1993. This could be wrong. They also released 3 other 7" as far as I know, and an LP titled Smokestack which was released on CD, LP, and cassette. As far as compilation appearances go, they were on Self Mutilation Volume 3 (Hippy Knight Records 1993), and Set it on Fire (a tribute to the scientists)

This little 7" release was picked up at Repo Records on my first annual trip to South Street in Philadelphia. for 99 cents it wasn't a bad pick up. 2 songs total, like a normal 45 from the time. “Too Young To Die” takes on an almost bluesy flavor while the flip ventures into heavy mid-tempo funk. Side A was also originally done by Sonny Boy Williamson. You can still pick up this release at Get Hip Recordings for $3.99. So if you like it, go buy it!