Monday, November 29, 2010

Radio: Sunday, November 28, 2010

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DRAIZE – Broken Teeth (Punks Before Profits)

YDINPERHE – Stressi (Kaupalliset Levyt)
APPARATUS – Agoni (Disarmament / Totalmangel)
SELVHENTER – Styr Dit Handicap (Darlige Har Liv)
BITE DOWN – Saturn Eating Sun (Vleesklak)
RETARDS ON CAFFEINE – Burger Shots (Self-Released)

VILE NATION – Nothin inside (Way Back When / Even Worse)
COKE BUST - Time Theft (Six Weeks)
CULO – Don’t Care, Part II (Deranged)
MICRO EDGE – Second Last (Self-Released)
THE KRUNCHIES – Ugly Inside (Southkore)
FLATBUSH – Dear Uncle Sam (Kool Arrow)
POLLUTION – Signal.control (C6 Recordings)
THE NARCS – Swimmin’ in Women (Reel Time)
BAG TAG – Trauma Bonding (Self-Released)
THE KIDS – I’ll Get You (Philips)
FED UP – Hipster Fuck (United Riot)
UTS – Auto Gesto (Southkore)

KREIGSHOG – Rotten (Heart First)
DEATH DEALERS – Starvation Sells (MCR Company)
DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE – Ultimate Demise (Vex/Profane Existence)
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH – In the Conquest of Madmen (Hardcore Holocaust)
CHUCK DAMAGE – Better off Dead (Hardware)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? – My Friends and the Pit (New Disorder)
URBAN BLIGHT – Absolute Control (Static Shock)
CHRIST ON PARADE – Power (F.O.A.D. Records)

RED KROSS - White Trash (Frontier)
THE ACTION - TVs on the Blink (Sudden Death)
THE FORGOTTEN REBELS - Me Generation (Star)
OVERNIGHT LOWS - Eyesore (Goner)
WARLOCKS - Caveman Rock (Bomp)

UGLY BEATS - Things I Need to Know (Get Hip)
TEENGENERATE - Savage (Estrus)
LUCKY ONES - Backstabbers & Thieves (Stumble)
RIP OFFS - What's In It For Me (Rip Off)
NO BUNNY - Blow Dumb (Goner)

WHITE LUNG - Sleep Creep (Deranged)
HEXTALLS - I Met her at the Ropetow (Self-Released)
the PEOPLE'S TEMPLE - Make You Understand (Hozac)
the DESTRUCTORS - Headshot Deadshot 1963 (Rowdy Farrago)

CONCUSSION - Intro (Self-Released)
CONCUSSION - I Hate Everything I Love (Self-Released)
CONCUSSION - Untouched (Self-Released)
CONCUSSION - Concussed (Self-Released)
CONCUSSION - A Civilization Gone Deaf Mute (Self-Released)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Update: Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's my birthday. To help celebrate here is a bunch of shit we did this past week. We uploaded some more Studio 3 sessions. This week sessions went up for:

- I Spoke
- Put to Shame who were a band that featured Mark Davidson of Hockey Teeth fame after they had broken up
- Pulling Teeth who are from Baltimore, Maryland.
- Titan, ex-I Spoke and Vatican Chainsaw Massacre members
- Pedestrians, from Chicago back in November 12th, 2005
- Snakepit. One of D'arcy's bands that is in Japan at the moment. They recorded a Studio 3 session on Tuesday July 20th, 2010.

I put up some artwork for the Gunnar Hansen studio 3 session because they just played that show last Friday. There are some missing pieces to it so it is not ready yet. Angels, Saints and Heroes artwork also went up.

I put up some information on releases by Victorian Pork, Porcelain Forehead, the DayGlo Abortions and the back story behind "Here Today, Guano Tomorrow", Buried Inside's "In and of the Self" CD.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Radio: Sunday, November 21, 2010

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CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Go 4 It / Cops Ain’t Tops (NRK)

LIBYANS – Blind and Useless (Sorry State)

UNDER AL KRITIK – Passiv / Aggressiv (Darlige Har Liv)
PAHAA VERTA – Kaikki Irti elamasta (Paha Tukka Elama)
STALAG 13 – Black and Gray (Dr. Strange)

TRANZMITORS – Look What Your Doing (Cat Call / Ugly Pop)

MAN OR ASTROMAN – Inside the Atom (Estrus)
COLA FREAKS – Hva’ Du Pa? (Hjernespind)
SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET – Bennett Cerf (Jet Pack Music)
DE HOJE HAELE – U.F.O. (Hjernespind)

IVBIDDEN - Sick and Lonely (Norton)

FLAMIN' GROOVIES - Around the Corner (Epic)
RADIO BIRDMAN - Non-Stop Girls (4 Men with Beards)
BUREAUCRATS - Fell the Pain (No Exit)
MYELIN SHEATHS - Do the Mental Twist (Hozac)

VICTORIAN PORK – Bad (Porcine Music)

THE MOANING LISAS – Kill the Hosers (En Guard)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS – Inside my Head (Fringe)
THE NEOS – Kill the Burnouts (Alandhiscar)

SQUIRREL BAIT - Kid Dynamite (Homestead)

DIDJITS - Give It Back (Touch 'n Go)
PEGBOY - Fields of Darkness (1/4 Stick)
JESUS LIZARD - Mouth Breather (Touch 'n Go)
ARCHERS OF LOAF - Wets in Front (Alias)

PORCELAIN FOREHEAD – This is What You Can Do (Self-Released)

THE KIDS – Bloody Belgium (Philips)
NIGHT BIRDS – Harbor Rats (Grave Mistake)
BRAINCAR - Brainstorm / Manufactured (Reel Time)
CO-WORKERS - Seashells in a Swimming Pool (Feral Kid)
BLOODTYPE - Dropout (Self-Released)
BLOODTYPE - Not Here to Make Friends (Self-Released)
BLOODTYPE - Saved (Self-Released)

BLOODTYPE - Drinking and Driving (Self-Released)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flyer - Saturday November 20, 2010

Show Review: Chronic Submisison reunion show

The Chronic Submission reunion show was on Friday November 19th and I was at the show thinking it seems like a year ago we were all seeing each other for the first time in a decade to check out Youth Youth Youth reunion. Tonight was YYY's younger counterparts. I was reading a review of Chronic Submission in an old Ottawa zine called No Cause for Concern. They wrote the most accurate description of CS which likened Ripley’s vocals to Brain Taylor’s. I have to agree. I have always thought that Tyler sounded like a younger Brain Taylor. Well aside from taking cues in vocal delivery, CS and Brain Taylor have had a long standing partnership. Brain recorded both tape release by the band. Brian released both cassettes on his label NRK. And now Brian is getting set to release vinyl collecting both tapes. Given how well the “T.O. Hardcore” comp came out I am excited by this release to come. But I digress. When I first got into the scene I never had the chance to see Chronic Submission. I was at shows that they played but I always seemed to miss them. So it was with much anticipation that I waited to catch this band. I would say I have been waiting 25 years to see Chronic Submission. I did get a bit of a preview through the radio show, but it was months ago and they were still re-learning their material. Seeing a band in a studio is not the same as seeing a band play live at a show. And in the time I have gotten to meet them I have realized that the Chronics are possibly one of the most important hardcore bands in the Toronto scene. The Chronics can be credited for ushering in a North American sound to hardcore in this city. They were the first band that I know that played a stop and start style of thrash that bands like MDC and DRI would become known for. Chronic Submission were playing it at the exact moment as these hardcore giants. Once Chronic Submission started playing this sound all sorts of local bands followed suit. Bands like BFG, Micro Edge, Wrath, Negative Gain all owe some thanks to CS for the influence. Now I think it is pretty impressive for a band to have one major impact on a scene but that’s where Chronic Submission are different. The band has often been described as having a metal influence. This came later and in some ways I believe that Chronic Submission were the precursor to the crossover scene. I was listening to “Empty Heads, Poison Darts” you can start to hear metal creeping in. There are points of reference that Sudden Impact picked up on. Chronic Submission paved the way for bands like Sudden Impact to come about. But enough analysis.

The show took place in the basement of a new Parkdale dive called Parts and Labour. Actually upstairs is a pretty swank restaurant. Downstairs is a punk club with a low ceiling that would give Larry’s a run for their money. But how perfect is it that we are watching Chronic Submission play live in a basement club in Parkdale? Chronic Submission played with the same kind of intensity that the neighbourhood demands. They channeled the energy from the “Sick of Reality” tape meanwhile playing with the proficiency of guys who knew better than “Empty Heads, Poison Darts”. As Tyler got into it he sported the crazy psycho path stares that he sings about. Christian planted his feet transfixed on his amp and could not be distracted no matter how hard the crowd tried. Johnny McNabb filled out the guitar punishment. And Hamish rode the bottom end like he was taming a rodeo bull. Ruston called the shots from behind his kit making everyone take the leap at the same time.

Launching in song after song like it was a Guinness competition to fit as many songs in as short a period as possible. Look it up and see if 22 songs in what felt like ten minutes is a record. The band started off with “Urban Violence” and went right into “Four Points”. By the end of their set it felt like they were just getting started. And most of us could have heard the set two or three more times.

They covered all the favourites like “Go 4 It” which saw Dave Buchannan from Micro Edge engaging in a little Huntington Skank for that particular part of the set. And how fitting was it that Ken Huff and Anthony lead the charge to get the pit going. John Hale and Steve Milo bounced all over the place like the deft skaters that they are. Jill Heath watched from the stands. Everywhere you looked it was 1984. I was glad to see Chronic Submission get this kind of support. Ruston closed out the show by letting us know that a Chronic Submission LP was going to be released in December and that they would be playing again in a few months time. The rumour is that it will be with a reunited Terminal Rage. It’s like the class of ’81 has taken over the latest round of reunions.

Gunnar Hansen also came out of retirement for this show. They opened things up and their brand of 9 Shocks Terror sound which was not lost on me. They have reunited to do a record release show with Urinary Tract Infection sometime when they split LP comes out. This was a trial run. But the singer also told me that they might be playing with Haymaker at a reunion show in the Hammer. Haymaker have just had some stuff released on Regurgitated Semen Records in Germany so I think that is what the Haymaker reunion is about.
And Al Nolan’s new band, Iron League played after. Al used to play with Ruston and Johnny Mcnabb in Triggerhappy so it was a reunion for these guys. Al hyped everyone up with special messages for different scenesters. Then he made fun of himself saying I guess this area rock hype doesn’t work in a basement club. Iron League belted their way through a set of blown out garage inspired hardcore. The songs were super good and melodic and the speakers were so loud it was a fuckin’ mess. But you could tell that they could rock in a bulldozer kind of way.

Adam Sewell’s new band, Bastard Child Death Cult finished off the night. A bit more Motorhead inspired. They are tight as fuck too. I had to split after the first song. It was way past my bed time. All I can say is these hardcore kids have not forgotten how to blow it all away. It was a great night all the way around.

Photos by Rob Ferraz

Update: Saturday, November 20, 2010

I uploaded live sound files for:

- The Bayonettes
- Chronic Submission

The artwork for the Dangerloves was uploaded to their Studio 3 session.

I have been reading Chris Walter's book "Argh Fuck Kill: The story of the Dayglo Abortions", which has been a wealth of information particularly on the recordings of teh band, so I posted up some back filling information on their "Out of the Womb" and "Feed us a Fetus" LPs. And while I was working on the Victoria scene I scanned and uploaded some pieces on the Mexican Power Authority eps. I also scanned some other releases like a Chixdiggit ep and a Moaning Lisas/ Chitz split ep.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Various Artisits "Board to Death BC" ep

A new regional compilation coming from BC. It looks like they also have skateboarding in common. Unfortunately there is not anything else in here by way of information about the bands. The HOOVERS start this comp out with a screaming loud hardcore number. This is the standout of the comp for me and makes sense that they would start the comp with this. The HOOVERS are from Vancouver. CHINA CREEPS also play straight forward hardcore. They remind me of the DAYGLOS even though they sound nothing like them. Must be the skating connection. RETARDS ON CAFFEINE contribute a new song to this comp. Different from the ep. The band is a three piece and play as fast as they can. It sounds like sloppy thrashing hardcore. And the production sounds like it is recorded in a space ship. KEG KILLERS are a pop punk band . OVARY ACTION have that party sing-a-long sound like “the Kids are United” cover by 7 SECONDS but with more of a SOUP or SCHLONG feel to it. Very different sounding bands giving us a good idea of the new bands in the Vancouver scene.

Radio: Sunday, November 14, 2010

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CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Chronic Submission / Narc (CIUT)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Running with Anger (NRK)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Kill the Press / Pantyhose / Plastic Punk / Street Car Windows / Baby Killer (CIUT)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Kids Krime and Kaos (NRK)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Chasing the Dragon (NRK)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Go 4 It / Cops Ain't Tops (CIUT)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Glutton for Punishment (NRK)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Urban Violence / Four Points (CIUT)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Update: Saturday, November 13, 2010

Simon Harvey, one of the founders of this show, did a fanzine when he was first getting into the scene called Breach of Discipline. I came across issues 1 and 2 and so I scanned them and put them up as downloads. Issue 1 contains interviews with MSI, BSL, Son of Happy, Schizoid, and BFG among others. Issue 2 contains interviews with SNFU, Youth of Today, Dick Lucas of the Subhumans, Black Donnellys, Insecticide, Confront, Sons of ishmael, Sudden Impact, Flecks of Drool, Missing Link, and NFG.

A shitload of old MRR reviews have gone up of releases by Canadian bands. I was using the Operation Pheonix Records site as a source on that. I have spent the last three weeks going through it. I also found a lot of old scene reports for various parts throughout Canada. Look them up under the MRR search item.

The Studio 3 session for I Object from Buffalo has just been uploaded to the blog. Mark Rodenhizer was able to get the Leghounds to do a Studio 3 session on Saturday June 5th, 2004 and their session finally got uploaded with CD like artwork. I also uploaded sound files for the Career Suicide session recorded on March 23, 2008 complete with CD artwork. All the sessions are ready for download.

I put up a number of releases under the release archive, which includes two Endless Blockade split with Hatred Surge and Warzone Womynthe Vapids from Hamilton, No Problem from Edmonton, and the  Young Canadians from Vancouver.

A load of Fratricide flyers were uploaded to the blog in honour of the Fratricide release that Ugly Pop just put out. The zine archive has gotten pretty extensive.

Flyer - Saturday November 13, 2010

This is Buried Inside's last show.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Radio: Sunday, November 7, 2010

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THE VAPIDS – Satellite Debris (Surfin Ki’ Records)
EVERYTHING FALLS APART – Brace Position (One Percent)

WHITE WHALE – Sunburn (Self-Released)
LAPIN POLTHAJAT – Paskaduunissa (Kamaset Levyt)
DAMAGE – Time Flies (Eldsjal)
GLOM DA – MP3 Ar Fan Inte Punk (Smattra Kang)

JOE STRUMMER - The Road to Rock 'n Roll (Hellcat)
HORSES - Gasoline (Out of Touch)
ANN BERETTA - Forever Family (FBR)
BOUNCING SOULS - Gasoline (Chunksaah)

FARTZ - Is This the Way? (Alternative Tentacles)
CRIMINALS - Radio (New Disorder)
FELCHERS - The Untamed Ruler (Fans of Bad Productions)
EXPLOITED - You're a Fucking Bastard (Dream Catcher)
PANIC - Our Choice is Made (Bridge 9)

MAKUA VALLEY BLAST TEST – Genetic Dead End (Self-Released)
GAS CHAMBER – Spelling Backwards / Return to Shape (Warm Bath Label)
THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE – Pathlogized (Schizophrenic)
RECENSION – Consumers…Unite! (Sounds of Revolution)
LOW THREAT PROFILE – Nobody Fears You (Deep Six)
POSER DISPOSER – Dis-Gusting Bird Holocaust (Regurgitated Semen Records)

RIOT SQUAD - Unite and Fight (Rot)
THIS IS MY FIST - Jesus Plus Nothing (625 Productions)
BLITZ - 4Q (No Future)
AT THE DRIVE IN - Proxima Centauri (Fearless)
LATEX NOVELTIES - I Don't Wanna Look Like No Ramone (Punks Before Profits)
SNAKEPIT - Too Late to Die Young (Self-Released)

URBAN WASTE - No Hope (Mob Style)
URBAN BLIGHT - Your Abuse (Static Shock)

GOB - License from A cereal Box (Netwerk)
BANE - Speechless (Equal Vision)
ENVISION - Road Trip (Self Released)

LIFE SENTENCE - Tour Til Death (WalkthruFyre)
SWIZ - Road Trip (Jade Tree)
THE CLASH - King of the Road (Bootleg)
THE SATELLITERS - Outta Here (Sound Flat)
SISSY HAVOC - Finger Painting (Fans of Bad Productions)

ENDOW - Rollback (Self-Released)

ENDOW - Pull the Plug (Self-Released)
ENDOW - Crux (Self-Released)
ENDOW - Cheap Thrills (Self-Released)

ENDOW - Kill Your TV (Self-Released)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chronic Submission

We will be speaking to the members of Chronic Submission about the early years of the Toronto hardcore scene and their trials and tribulations as a band. This will air next Sunday (November 14th) on 89.5FM at 10:00pm. Above is a photo of the band taken from a Toronto scene report written in MRR #4, which came out in January 1983 so the band, but as we learn in the interview the band played their first show on August 22nd, 1981. Thanks to the Rainman for that piece of trivia.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flyer - Friday November 5, 2010

Hits and Misses moves

Hits & Misses has a new location @ 799 Queen Street West, which is right beside Rotate This.

Hours are:
Mon-Fri 12-8
Sat 11-8

Sun 12-6

Monday, November 1, 2010

MRR review - Jimmy Vapid demo

A review from MRR of the Germ Attak LP. This appeared in issue #330, which came out in November 2010. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - Vile Intent "Shadow of the Skull" ep

A review from MRR of the Vile Intent ep. This appeared in issue #330, which came out in November 2010. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - Red Mass LP

A review from MRR of the Red Mass LP. This appeared in issue #330, which came out in November 2010. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

Tyranna interview in MRR #330

Johnny Bubblegum and Stephe Perry were able to edit down the CIUT interview in order to tell Tyranna's story in MRR. This appeared in issue #330, which came out in November 2010. Tyranna were a punk band in Toronto that started up in 1978 and were around until 1980. "Back off Baby" appeared on the "No Pedestrian" comp and two years ago they had an ep come out on Boppa Do Down records, which is based out of Frantic City Records. They did a record release show around the time of the release of the record and this is a transcript going over some of the highlights of the band. Click on the image to download a PDF of the piece or better yet write MRR and get a copy of the issue.

MRR Review - EXD, Volume 10, Issue 4

Yosef wrote this review for MRR of the zine with the Ugly interview. This appeared in issue #330, which came out in November 2010. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

MRR Review - EXD, Volume 10, Issue 2

Yosef wrote this review for MRR of the Issue 2 with the Motherfuckers and Sudden Impact in it. This appeared in issue #330, which came out in November 2010. Click on image to enlarge it to a readable size.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Matias in Studio 3 at CIUT

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Equalizing-X-Distort this week featured Matias Palacios-Hardy, who is one of the guitarist for Buried Inside. Buried Inside are from Ottawa and have been around for 13 years which is an eternity in hardcore. They are breaking up next month so we look at the Ottawa scene that inspired them and we do a retrospective look at Buried Inside's body of work. A band that found it's roots in Union of Uranus and One Eyed God Prophecy and morphed it with the Victory and later period metal sound of Converge to create a sound truly unique. Referred to as post-Rorschach avant garde metal with nods to everything from Shotmaker to Mastadon. Here is their story.

BURIED INSIDE - Re-Introduction (Init / Relapse)
Interview with Matias
UNION OF URANUS - Circumstance (Great American Steak Religion)
DRIFT - Fade (Great American Steak Religion)
SHOTMAKER - Curve (Great American Steak Religion)
ONE EYED GOD PROPHECY - Toddler (Great American Steak Religion)
Interview with Matias
BURIED INSIDE - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Matlock)
Interview with Matias
BURIED INSIDE - Clockwork(Birth of the Chronophile (Cyclops Media)
Interview with Matias
BURIED INSIDE - Time is Ideology (Relapse/Init)
Interview with Matias