Monday, November 15, 2010

Pickups from this weekend

So I have a bum knee now (hyper extended it playing football yesterday) so I may do a few updates around thee ole' blog today. I went to Celebrated Summer Records on Friday. I like the new store they are in. Its nicer, a little bit bigger and the book store is a lot better too. Anyways here is what I picked up:

Demon System 13 - For The Kids, Not The Business (blue vinyl. #466/600) $4.00
Husker Du - Makes No Sense At All / Love Is All Around (repressing as far as I know. Finally just starting to get into this band.) $4.50
Iron Chic - Shitty Rambo EP (second pressing, 333 pressed on opaque red) $4.50
New Found Glory - Tip of the Iceberg (2nd pressing on black. 2000 presssed) $3.00

Blink-182 / Swindle - Split (black. I've been looking for this and for only $10 I had to pick it up!) $10.00
Fig Dish / Everready - Split (first pressing on sky blue marble vinyl. Great pop punk) $2.00
The Red Scare / Orchid - Split (first pressing. 2000 pressed on black with gold labels)

Coke Bust - Lines in the Sand (black vinyl)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Mix Tape!

So I made a Halloween mix tape for myself, and for some friends. So I decided to share it with all of you. Some pop punk, ska, rockabilly, garage, grind and more. So check it out!

1. Anti-Anti - Slumber Party Massacre (2003)
2. Ambient Noise - I Was There at the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1970's)
3. Boris The Sprinkler - Screaming Demon Martians Riding Go-Karts in My Head (1999)
4. Buford - Woody Was An Alien (1995)
5. Billy And Mickey - The Creep (1950's)
6. The Connie Dungs - Tales From The Crypt (1998)
7. Curt. Pierce - The Undertaker (????)
8. The Child Molesters - (I'm The) Hillside Strangler (1978)
9. The Cords - Ghost Power (1970)
10. Day 19 - She's A Satanist (1998)
11. The Eyeliners - Do The Zombie (2000)
12. The Frampton Brothers - Evil Twin (1992)
13. The Fiendz - Livin' Dead (1989)
14. The Gunga Dins - Astrozombies (1999)
15. Heidnik - Seven Dead and I Laughed
16. The Hollywood Squares - Hillside Strangler (1978)
17. The Ick - Worshipping The Devil (1997)
18. J Church - Vampire Girl Prefers Me Alive (2007)
19. Jackie Powers - Heeby Jeeby Blues (1950's)
20. The Kingsmen - Haunted Castle (1963)
21. The Lillingtons - I Got Abducted By A UFO (1996)
22. Larry And The Blue Notes - Night of the Phantom (1965)
23. Magrudergrind - Mr. Arnold Palmer? Nice Meal For Jeffrey Dahmer (2005)
24. Mentally Ill - Gacy's Place (1970's)
25. Morbid Angel - Chapel of Ghouls (1989)
26. Napoleon XIV - They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (1966)
27. The One Way Streets - Jack the Ripper (1966)
28. Pegboy - Field of Darkness (1991)
29. Richard Pryor - Exorcist (1976)
30. Ramones - Chainsaw (1976)
31. Secretions - Fuckin Zombies (2003)
32. Send More Paramedics - Zombified (2002)
33. The Slaughterhouse Four - Zombie Nightmare (2003)
34. Sicko - You Are a Space Alien (1995)
35. The Shit Dogs - Killer Cain (1981)
36. The Swamp Rats - Psycho (1967)
37. Teen Idols - Nightmares (1994)
38. Terry Teene - Curse of the Hurse (1960s)
39. The Three D's - Graveyard Cha Cha (1950's)
40. Violators - NY Ripper (1981)
41. Vladimir And The Grave Diggers - Vladimir Twist

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ARTIST: Various
TITLE: Achtung Chicago! Drei
LABEL: Underdog Records
YEAR: 1995
PRESSING INFO: Black vinyl

OK I admit, I cheated on this one a little. I didn't feel like taking pictures of my LP so I just stole a picture offline of it.

I picked this up at Repo Records in Philadelphia about 2 years back. Tt was $4.99 and I wasn't sure whether I really wanted it or not. But seeing as AYA, Houseboy, and Oblivion were on it I had to take the gamble.

This is the third LP in the series and unfortunately this is the only one I have. Only pressed on black vinyl as far as I'm aware and comes with a booklet. Check out the Houseboy song. Probably one of my favorite pop punk songs.

A good mix of punk rock and pop punk. Seems to be difficult to find as well.

1. Mushuganas - Breaking Tradition
2. A.Y.A. - Twelve Hour Julie
3. The Geezers - Thank You for Smoking
4. Slapstick - Wake Up Stanley
5. Vic Vacume And The Attachments - Toilet
6. Houseboy - Puke is on the Way
7. Apostles On Strike - Good Cop Bad Cop
8. Pinwheel - Ravers Suck
9. My Foolish Halo - D-G
10. Lunkhead - Delia, I Love You
11. Urbn DK - In The Blood
12. Oblivion - She's Moving To Paris
13. Scary Monsters - Full Speed Ahead
14. Lynrd's Innards - Boop Boop Bop
15. Tricky Dick - Climbing
16. Herbal Flesh Tea - Last Call for Combine
17. Nostrilsaurus - Don't Rock the Boat
18. Beardicus Enormous - No Fuckin' Way

Monday, October 4, 2010

V/A - Run For Cover Records 2009 Summer Sampler CD

Wow, over a month since my last update. I've had a few people ask if this blog is still active. Why, yes it is! My summer months are mostly spent outside, so during those nice days updates are few and far between, Well, fall is here and that means colder weather. I love hoodie weather, but I'll be inside more. So more updates!

I picked this up when I was playing in a band called "Handguns". We played with Fireworks and The Wonder Years several times. I picked this up at a show we played in NC. It was free. Duh. Released in 2009 and contains the Run For Cover roster at that time. Released in a cardboard slipcase.

1. Fireworks - I Support Same Sex Marriage
2. The Wonder Years - An Elegy for Baby Blue
3. Title Fight - Symmetry
4. Agent - Tough Lake, Mr. Muenster
5. Transit - Stay Home
6. Man Overboard - Dreaming
7. Tigers Jaw - I Saw Water
8. Balance And Composure - Show Your Face
9. This Time Next Year - New Sensation
10. Crime In Stereo - New Harlem Shuffle
11. This Is Hell - Cement Shoes
12. A Loss For Words - Where I'm From You Die with Your Secrets
13. No Trigger - Owner Operator
14. Nightmare Of You - Dopesick Couples
15. Fireworks - Dace Mackinder vs. The World
16. This Time Next Year - Alex in Wonderland
17. Transit - Outbound

Monday, August 23, 2010

V/A - And They Came To Play CD

Whoever said Verizon Wireless internet was a good idea, is a liar. The worst part of that whole ordeal is that I live in the middle of bum fuck Egypt and it's about the only thing we can get. Blame that in your lack of updates. This took almost 4 hours to upload!

Enough of my incessant yammering. How about a long overdue blog entry? Sounds good to me!

Released in 2005 on EEYAHH! Records!!! I'm guessing this was a sampler as it was released in a cardboard slipcase with 2 songs each from 3 bands. Not sure how many were pressed. And I'll be honest, I hate the artwork. It's terrible. But I'm glad I picked this up (don't remember where). It's pop punk / emo that was popular a few years ago. Surprisingly not bad! I believe Dynamite 8 is still around. I couldn't find anything else on the other 2 bands.

Defining Moment
1. Hit The Lights
2. Sorry Garcia
Nothing Less
3. If I Wake Up Tomorrow
4. So Far Away
Dynamite 8
5. House Of Fear
6. One In Ten

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A little update

I've been pretty busy lately. With work and I just got back from vacation in Bozman MD. But I did take the time to re-up the Arcade Academy demo. Go to the link below to go to the original posting with the new download link

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Alligator Gun - OneHundredPercentFreak CD

ARTIST: Alligator Gun
TITLE: OneHundredPercentFreak
LABEL: Relativity
CATALOG #: 88561-1510-2
YEAR: 1995
GENRE: Power Pop / Pop Punk

Here is a band that I believe is over looked as far as early to mid 90's pop punk bands go. While Relativity has a lot of well known releases, this one must of tanked as far as sales go. And its unfortunate. Heavy power pop/ pop punk from Milwaukee, 1991-1997.

Rev. Norb (Boris The Sprinkler) did the artwork for this release.

This was also released on vinyl and cassette.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

V/A - 6 Band Compilation 7"

ARTIST: Various
TITLE: 6 Band Compilation
LABEL: Traffic Violation Records
YEAR: 1996
PRESSING INFO: 2 pressings. Total of 1000.

I slack, I Know. It's summer and that means being outside.

Since blogspot is being a stupid bitch, I can't upload all the scans I had. Next entry I'll include them with the download. I had scans of the inside, the insert and the record I wanted to share.

I bought this record at the Philly Record Exchange in Philly. I think I did. I paid $1.00 for it I know that. Its got some pop punk, punk and some ska. There were 2 pressings that totaled 1000 copies. All on black vinyl. I don't believe there is any difference in the pressings.

1. The Howards - No Place Left To Go
2. Splurge - 49 Cent Refill
3. Kempleton - I Like Pink
4. The Disenchanted - Just Another Love Song
5. Checkerboard Charlie - Fired Again
6. Striped Basstards - Inside My Head

Saturday, June 5, 2010

V/A - 2003 Teenbeat Sampler CD

Some of you might be wondering where in the hell I have gone. The answer is simple. Nowhere. I have tried uploading this album a couple of times and it seems to take forever. Almost 3 hours! Maybe my internet just sucks. Fuck it.

I got this release about a year ago when I purchased a large CD lot (about 150 CD's) off of the Knock Knock Records pop punk board. It was mostly pop punk and I was hesitant to give this a listen.

And for some reason, I found it really good. In an odd "I have to listen to this while driving RT 15 at night" sorta way. Its mostly indie / electronic stuff. Is there a term to describe this type of music? Probably. I just havent figured it out yet.

Released on Teenbeat Records in 2003. The catalog # is 341. It's a little different than most of my other entries, but I hope you give it a listen.



Monday, May 24, 2010

30 Amp Fuse - Wind-Up CD

ARTIST: 30 Amp Fuse
TITLE: Wind-Up
LABEL: Darla
GENRE: Power Pop
PRESSING INFO: debut release

Why does it take me so long to update this blog? I have a lame excuse this time. Since I'm still trying to get situated from my move, I had my baseball card collection stashed around my scanner. So yea. I'm lazy.

Well here this is to keep you covered for now. A great power pop album with definite nods to Husker Du. If you like melody, give this album a listen. I bought this about a year ago off the Knock Knock Records pop punk board for I think like $5. Enjoy!

1. Sorry?
2. 6 Feet Under
3. Push Means Push
4. St. Patty's Day
5. Locket
6. Everclear
7. All Day Afternoon
8. Enough Is Enough
9. Godsend
10. Q & A
11. Tonight
12. Dynamo

Saturday, May 1, 2010

5 Cent Deposit - Focus On The Negative CD

ARTIST: 5 Cent Deposit
TITLE: Focus on the Negative
LABEL: Radical Records
CATALOG: RAD 70043-2
YEAR: 2005
GENRE: Pop Punk / Power Pop

If you couldn't tell by now, I've been on a 5 Cent Deposit kick as of late. And if your getting tired of the 5 Cent Deposit entries, don't worry. This is the last one.

This was their last releases that I know of. I also think they are still around and I wish they would release some more stuff. Maybe a 7"! If you listened to their prior releases, you can tell that there is a lot more "maturity" (god I hate that word) in this release. Its still great, and fast and full of melody. But the lyrics are more serious, and the song writing is better. So check it out!

Also, you can get this on Amazon and eBay pretty cheap. Ebay has copies for $1.00

1. Still Standin'
2. Dec. 12th
3. Me Likey
4. In Your Arms
5. Thanks...
6. 11729
7. Nadine
8. Another Song About A Girl
9. Nowhere X Nowhere
10. Burn
11. Paper Cups
12. Apology
13. Hey Me

Sunday, April 25, 2010

5 Cent Deposit - We Have Your Daughter CD

ARTIST: 5 Cent Deposit
TITLE: We Have Your Daughter
LABEL: Radical Records
CATALOG: RAD 70039-2
GENRE: Pop Punk

I'm going on with my 5 Cent Deposit kick in this entry. This is their second album and their first on Radical Records. Radical Records isnt known for their pop punk. But mainly for bands Like Blanks 77 and the like.

Some of these songs were on their first album. But now the sound quality is better and maybe even a little bit faster.

1. On My Own
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Dropout
4. Broken Dreams
5. Pisshead
6. Things Ain't Fine
7. Village Idiots
8. Kickin' It Under
9. Gutter Christ
10. Johnny
11. Stupid Me
12. Falls Apart

Thursday, April 15, 2010

5 Cent Deposit - Your Mother Likes Us When We're Drunk CD

ARTIST: 5 Cent Deposit
TITLE: Your Mother Likes Us When We're Drunk
LABEL: Vu Du Records
YEAR: 1999
CATALOG: 091399
GENRE: Pop Punk / Melodic Punk
PRESSING INFO: This is the first pressing with 24 tracks and 3 extra tracks. Tank records re-released this album in 2000 with only 16 tracks.

I'm back everybody! My music collection is almost organized, and I have a ton of music to add to the blog. I will do my best to update this a few times a week. But with a new house comes plenty of new responsibilities. Like mowing, and cleaning and all that crap. I honestly forgot what releases I have posted on this blog since it started. So I may start deleting old post and starting over. Unless there is a big outcry (check the Budget - Eepee entry) then I will keep it.

I first heard about 5 Cent Deposit on an old comp called "A Tribute To Your Mom" and thought it was pretty good. So I searched out their releases. I ended up buying this from a guy online for $5. Not bad considering its pretty hard to find in the original pressing form.

Here is what the boys from 5 Cent Deposit had to say about this release:
This was our first release that we put out ourselves. We pretty much went into the studio and recorded every single song that we had at the time. This was a very educational experience recording in a "real" studio for the first time. I think we really learned a lot from the sessions of recording this album, especially the horrors of trying to do 24 songs! We let go of our original bass player during the recording of this record, and along with our engineer Mike (who would soon become our bassists for a short lived time), we all platooned to finish up the bass tracks. There are fond memories from this recording session. Ah the joys of being young and musically ignorant....."yeah sure, that part sounds fine, next!"

Lots of good pop punk / melodic punk mix here. So download it.

1. Things Ain't Fine
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Stupid Me
4. Happy Together (Originally by The Turtles)
5. Pisshead
6. Waiting For The No
7. I Don't Care
8. Whores
9. WTF
10. I Grow Down
11. The In Crowd
12. Out Of My Head
13. America
14. Gutter Christ
15. So Lonely
16. Dirty Little Pigs
17. Top Gun
18. Waste Away
19. Catastrophe
20. Blu
21. Turn Your Back
22. Hate My World
23. Opening Song
24. Go To Hell

Thursday, February 11, 2010

no I am not dead!!!

I'm not dead. I promise. In fact I miss doing this blog. I have way too many rare pop punk gems to share with the world to just give up. I recently just moved and everything is still packed away in boxes. Also, I do not have internet at my new place either. So updating this blog will probably take another couple of weeks. So please dont worry, and please dont think I'm done. I shall return!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

V/A - Going Nowhere Fast CD

Here it is! The comp responsible for getting me into one of my favorite bands "Lanemeyer". And Also my first taste and 90's style pop punk. It also house one of my top 5 favorite songs (Easy Target - Stickin' Around).

About 10 years ago, I was in a barn show in Westminster MD with Say Anything (not the wimpy emo band), Innerside Burning (hxc), Element 101, Hangnail and The Undecided. As I was browsing the merch table, I notice 2 compilations. This one, and Happy Christmas volume 2 on BEC recordings. I wasnt sure about this comp, so I bought happy christmas because BEC and Tooth & Nail were putting out some awesome pop punk at the time. The x-mas comp had only 1 good song on it (MxPx - Christmas Day). So I was a bit bummed out. Wishing I would have bought the Going Nowhere Fast compilation just for the MxPx and Element 101 songs.

About a month or so later, Element 101 was playing in Gettysburg PA at a place called The Bombshelter. I saw this comp there (for around $5 I think) so of course I bought it. And so begins my obsession with rare pop punk compilations.

After a few years of listening to this CD non stop, I lost it. I was heartbroken. I feared I would never see this comp again. And it took almost another 3 years of searching high and low before a copy popped up on eBay. I put in a $50 bid right away. I was not going to let this go! I ended up getting it for around $4 or something. And since I bought this (probably in 2002 or 2003) I have yet to see another copy for sale.

OK, enough about me. This was released on Destined To Fail Recordings in 1999. They were out of WA. After years and years of searching, I still have yet to uncover any other information on this label, or some of the bands on it. So download it, and enjoy. Because you will probably never see it again.

The New Found Glory track is an unreleased demo version. Listen to how young they sound!

ALSO, I'm looking for information on the following bands from this comp: Easy Target, Clothesline, Slappy

1. Hangnail - Don't Forget About Tomorrow
2. A New Found Glory - The Goodbye Song
3. Arthur - Partly Cloudy
4. Element - A Galaxy Apart
5. Easy Target - Stickin' Around
6. MxPx - Good Friends Are Hard To Find
7. The Incrowd - Short Change
8. Hagfish - Envy
9. The Youth Ahead - It's Not Me
10. Clothesline - Under Control
11. Boxcar - G.O.T.
12. Jimmy Spider And The Vacancies - Sugarpop
13. Bracket - Betterman
14. The Specters - The Chainsaw Song
15. Budget - Sold
16. Acceptance - Compromise
17. Slappy - What She Said
18. Lanemeyer - Figure It Out
19. Looking For Link - Yesterday
20. Buckwild - Hail To The King
21. The Ataris - San Dimas High School Football Rules

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Dread / Godsquad - Last Great American Sideshow 7"

ARTIST: The Dread / Godsquad
TITLE: Last Great American Sideshow
LABEL: Six Weeks / Made In Brooklyn Records
YEAR: 1996
PRESSING INFO: 1000 pressed on black vinyl. Only pressed on black

I'm back today and feeling a little bit better. I'd rather have the full blown flu than a severe head head cold. It's more annoying than anything.

Nice little pogo punk split release. The Dread also did a split with the Capitalist Casualties. My copy also came with a Godsquad sticker.

The Dread
1. Caste System
2. Confinement

1. Last Great American Sideshow

Monday, January 18, 2010

V/A - Significantly Live CD

ARTIST: Various
TITLE: Significantly Live
LABEL: Significant Records
YEAR: 2000
GENRE: Emo / punk/ hardcore / pop punk

I have a really bad head cold, and I feel like going back to bed. I thought this blog needed another entry to tidy people over for a few days while I rest up. Sorry this isnt as in depth as my other blog entries. Here ya go!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Washington D.C. pickups

So last night I went to Washington D.C. to see Dave Haus (The Loved Ones) and Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) at The Black Cat. As much as I hate DC, with the no parking and stupid ass streets, the show was great! I hit up Sams Records, Smash Records and Crooked Beat Records and here is what I picked up

Decepticonz - Get In The Ring (Too Hep on black. Ska. Bought this because it has a wrestling cover)
Yeastie Girlz - Ovary Action (original Lookout! pressing with the Laytonville address)
Face to Face / Horace Pinker - Split (black. this has been on my want list for some time now)
Stewface / Mold - Split (it was cheap, and it looked cool.)
The Disenchanted / The Striped Basstards - Je Suis Le Firestarter (black. fast streetpunk)

Zoinks! - Well and Good (Dr. Strange. Pop punk)
V/A - I've Had Enough: Unissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 4 (comp of never released garage records from the 60's)

Hot Rod Circuit - Reality's Coming Through (Vagrant)
V/A - Hot Curly Weenie (Recess Records comp with dwarves, FYP, propagandhi and more)
V/A - Punk USA (Lookout! 1994. comp with scratch bongowax, rattail grenadier, pink lincolns and more)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lost Cause

I was going to upload some of my Lost Cause demo tapes, but realized that over on the punk archives, all their demos and then some were posted for your listening pleasure! So I thought to myself, why not post a link? Since I'm lazy and Steve did his homework. So please, go check out his blog and download Lost Cause!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Projectile Disfunction - Demo CD

ARTIST: Projectile Disfuntion
YEAR: Unknown
GENRE: Punk / Thrash punk

Projectile Disfunction were a fast punk band out of Hanover PA. Hanover used to have such a great punk rock scene. I remember going to shows at Crash's Deli, The Go Point and many basement shows. Seems as though most of it just died off. Which is a shame.

This is a CD demo that was sold for around $1 at their shows. They also released a CD titled "Shut Up and Play". Which you probably could contact them (they have a myspace) and they would sell you a copy. I saw them a few times at the Hanover Library. Another place I miss.

Fast old school style punk rock with some thrash influences.

If you couldn't tell, I just stole pictures from their myspace page.

Justin - Vocals
Phill - Guitar
Sawyer - Drums
Jim - Bass

1. Losing The Human Race
2. Drug Dealers
3. Do You Wanna Die?
4. The Domino Effect

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Triple Bypass! - Memories We Never Had

back cover

ARTIST: Triple Bypass!
TITLE: Memories We Never Had
LABEL: Whoa Oh Records
CATALOG #: 701
YEAR: 1998
GENRE: Punk / pop punk
PRESSING INFO: I believe this was only pressed on clear red vinyl.

If you enjoy pop punk, you have probably heard of Whoa Oh Records. They have put out releases by bands such as The Ergs! and The Unlovables.

Triple Bypass are a New York pop punk band. They also released an album (which was Whoa Oh's first release) titled "yeah, yeah, yeah. punk rock, big deal". Also produced by Dirt Bike Adam (from Dirt Bike Annie). Includes a fun cover of Earth Angel.

Although some people say this is often underrated, I disagree. Underrated, no, overlooked, yes. If you like this, head over to Interpunk quick and this 7" is on sale for $2!

1. You, Me, And The Dailtone
2. Disney World
3. I Don't Wanna Goto The Prom
4. Earth Angel.