Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hit 'Em All

Gorman Thomas, Brewers, 1980

and his Danish not-quite brother, 1983

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"...and we hate Slayah wot more can we fookin' say?!"

Mike Reid's BBC1 Radio Show discussed the #15 on the station, which wasn't the usual MTV fare. On a dare they play
Fellow DJ, Tommy Vance bet them £100 to play Venom's "Warhead", a song which took even my metalic ear awhile to get used to.

Extreme Venom fans from Brummie land, Mark & Steve continually call the BBC answering machine but also run out of pence on the phone box. Still, they hand on to claim: "No fooker's gonna stop us-nobody...and you piss on all those wanka bands (like) Mercful Fate and even kick in...Accept and W.A.S.P." Eventually adding these choice quotes:

"I'm a Venom geek but I feel I must keep on about it."

"They're fookin' American liggers" Liggers is Brit slang for 'hanger on'. More on that via Urban Dictionary:

BBC in the Northeast area did an interview and dissed in order Metallica, Boy George and themselves.

While this was very silly, I'm sure there were a certain group of Norwegian teenagers that latched on to the "Pure Fuckin' Mayhem" concept.

Then there was this gem from a 1984 Dutch Radio where all 3 members of Venom were pissed to tha gills:

Part 1

Part 2

Mantas' fave band was Y&T. I wonder what he thought of that tumor called "Summertime Girls"?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

In the future - everything will be "indie rock"

Pitchfork Media, yeah I read 'em sometimes- it's the "monkey with typewriters" thing every so often the get it right. Here's an example:

It's not just music, either. I don't know quite when it happened, but at some point a certain vague strain of "indie" dropped its last vestiges of seeming weird and became a commonplace-- sort of like in Britain, where "indie" has long been synonymous with the normal guitar bands people find fashionable. When those I'm-a-Mac, I'm-a-PC commercials came out, I even saw some ad critic describe Justin Long's Mac guy as an "indie type." Why? He's just a young middle-class-looking white guy with a haircut. (I'd be more aghast, except it's actually not hard to imagine him telling you about the New Pornographers.) And soon enough any film, book, or cultural product that came anywhere near a certain sensibility-- anything anyone would describe as "quirky" or cleverish or tender-- fell in the indie bucket, too: Garden State with its hilarious Shins scene, Wes Anderson movies, Dave Eggers (??), Juno, Zooey Deschanel's general existence, private colleges, button shirts, the Internet, IKEA, Miracle Whip, literacy, you tell me. The sensibility used to seem rarer, and then, I suppose, half the people attracted to it grew up and got creative jobs and now it floats everywhere. So huge swathes of twentysomethings, like anyone with a college education or a Mac or a strummy guitar record: indie, apparently? Which is allegedly quite the thing these days.

from Nitsuh Abebe's "The Decade in Indie"

Did ya hear, bro' the Internet is TOTALLY INDIE! So's Zooey Deschanel who can be currently be seen shilling for the cotton industry in some horrible "song-emercial". Everytime I think the metal & punk scene(s) are overwrought with b.s., I can just go on Pitchfork and be realize that it's not so bad. Now where's that Embrace of Thorns CD?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Listen to my radio shows!

Bloodstains Across Atherton-Half Ass edition
8th August 2009 HERE

Note: the opening track starts mid-way through and unfortunately the Lifelover track cuts off. Also, I had a trainee DJ named Nate on with me. He now has his own show late on Tuesdays


Samothrace - Cacophony - Life's Trade
Kylesa - Said And Done -Static Tensions
Isis - Threshold Of Transformation - Wavering Radiant
Sunn O))) - Big Church [Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért]
- Monoliths And Dimensions
Harvey Milk - Old Glory - COLL: Oaken Throne Zine CD comp #5
Rome - Flight In Formation - Flowers From Exile
Swans - Will We Survive? - Various Failures 1988-1992
Beyond Dawn - Certain Qualities- Electric Sulking Machine
Lifelover - Mental Central Dialog - Konkurs

Bloodstains Across Atherton
 4th July 2009 HERE

This isn't the entire show but it's the last hour, where I crammed in a lotta tunes- a number of which are on old-ass vinyl.
So "digital perfection" this is NOT, just turn it UP!


Nomad, Naz & the Nightmares - Action Woman - Give Daddy the Knife Cindy
The Mummies - Test Drive - Play Their Own Records
The Rippers - Mr. Jones - Why Should I Care About You?
Pentagram - Be Forwarned - First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection
ZZ Top - Precious And Grace - Tres Hombres
Brutal Truth - Fist In Mouth - Evolution Through Revolution
Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Moral Distortion - Agorapocalypse
Born Dead Icons Burden/Unlearn - Unlearn 7"
D.R.I. God Is Broke - Dealing with It
Cryptic Slaughter - Lowlife - COLL: Speed Metal
Obliveon - The Scrutinizer - COLL: To Live Is To Ever Be In Danger/Whimsical Uproar demo
Janitor Joe - KCL - Bullethead/KCL 7"
Tervet Kadet - Outo Maa - COLL: Welcome to 1984
Ohlo Seco - Nada - COLL: Welcome to 1984
Smelly Tongues - Parasite - Hard To Believe: A Kiss Covers Compilation
Skin Yard - Snowblind - Hard To Believe: A Kiss Covers Compilation

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Corpse Paint - An Illustrated History

      Well an almost history. C'mon look at Kevin Sullivan circa: 1983!

Granted his corpse-painted-ness was more under the radar than the Road Warriors or Demolition (the WWF's Road Warriors rip off). Also, you can buy the above Francesca Bunny Williams' print from Wonderleague in the UK. Wonderleague also has a good collection of "yes, they REALLY made these" trading cards.