Flag • 2/7 • Depression, I’ve Had It, No Values, My War @ GROEZROCK 2013
FLAG • Nervous Breakdown
Currently listening to this episode for the second time. If you dig music at any level you should listen to Henry Rollins on KCRW. He never fails to spin an eccentric, eclectic mix of tunes, everything from jazz to hardcore punk to electronic noise.
If there are a few choice shows to begin with, always best to go with the episodes when Ian MacKaye sits in on the episode. It’s a history lesson with a kickass soundtrack. This one in particular is phenomenal with most of the selections from the early to recent D.C. hardcore scene, of course, one of my favorites and where I ‘came up’ in the early mid 90’s, if you can call it that. Either way, highly recommend having a listen.
01. Booker T. & The MG’s - Green Onions / Stax Revue Live At The 5/4 Ballroom
02. Vile Cherubs - Man With A Photograph / The Man Who Has No Eats Has No Sweats
03. Q and Not U - Kiss Distinctly / No Kill No Beep Beep
04. Lungfish - Wailing Like Dragons / Feral Hymns
05. Radio Birdman - New Race / Radios Appear
06. Black Eyes – Drums / Cough
07. Follow Fashion Monkeys – Menagerie / Unreleased session
08. Slant 6 - Double Edged Knife / Soda Pop-Rip Off
09. Stooges - Where You From / It’s About Time
10. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - She’s Dancing Away / So Many Things
11. Ramsey Lewis - Hang On Sloopy / Hang On Ramsey
01. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same / 05-25-77 Cap. Centre
02. Happy Go Licky - Twist And Shout - Happy Go Licky Will Play
03. Medications - The Perfect Target / 5 Songs
04. SPRCSS - Ours Is Expanding Light / May 2010
05. Funkadelic - Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow / Live: Rochester, MI 9-12-71
06. The Nurses – DYF / Single
07. Nation Of Ulysses / SS Exploder - Plays Pretty For Baby
08. Red C – Pressure’s On / demo?
09. Rocket From The Crypt - Pressure’s On / All Systems Go
Death • Politicians in my eyes
REQUIRED LISTEN. I cannot wait until their documentary is released. Hardcore before it was hardcore.
One more for shits, eh!
I’d say it’s a Propagandhi kinda day, but then what day isn’t?
OFF! • Borrow and bomb / I got news for you
Sit back, relax, enjoy!
Would it be uncouth of me to thank Baroness Thatcher at this point? Of course, along with our own Ronnie Reagan, they influenced one of the greatest generations of music ever, 1970s/1980s punk rock. If there’s a benefit to class warfare, I guess this is it. So, cheers, Maggie, you saucy minx.
Here’s Keith Morris being Keith Morris like a motherfucker.
NOFX | The Decline
More times than not, punk’s got the answers… or at least they never fail to ask the questions! Final verses below.
And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck?
Club “We’ve Got Ours”
I’d like to introduce you to our host
He’s got his, and I’ve got mine
Meet the decline
Source: SoundCloud / Bandew444
This is the trailer for the upcoming documentary, ‘A Band Called Death’. It chronicles the story of Death, who formed in early 1970’s Detroit and are credited as the first black punk band. Indiewire has more on where/when you’ll be able to see the movie.
Awe this is good right here. And Drafthouse Films signed the rights, a subsidiary of Alamo Drafthouse, so perhaps there’s a good chance it may show here in town! Looking forward to more of this!
Not the newest of news, of course, but for anyone who cares, Keith Morris is recovering from a diabetic coma he suffered last week. They’ve since had to cancel a few shows.
His take, ”I’m a diabetic and I failed to eat lunch. Came back, hung out with my girlfriend, and the whole idea was that we were going to do what grown-ups do – go take a nap and go get something to eat,” he said. “I should have eaten first. So we did what we did, and I passed out. As I passed out, I actually blacked out and went into a diabetic-induced coma. So I’m kind of like the T-shirt that’s been sitting in the dryer for three days.” It’s better if you imagine this in Keith Morris voice. Glad to hear read he’s doing fine regardless.
Otherwise, there seem to be two separate Black Flag reunion bits going on simultaneously. One, with Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson, along with the Descendents’ Stephen Egerton. And another with Greg Ginn, Gregory Moore, Dale Dixon, and Ron Reyes. The latter is said to perhaps be recording some new material. Both should be interesting… and, naturally, badass.
Read more here. And here.
Propagandhi | Note To Self | Failed States
No-fly list. No-drive list. No-walk list. No-talk list. No muckraking journalist left to take stock of the wholesale omission of outside perspectives. How does it make you feel to know that you voted for this? So much for your hopes and your dreams and your children. You just sat there believing in this bullshit system. Just wishing the mob would magically come to its senses. How does it make you feel to know you just stood by and watched it? Dazed. Numb. Powerless. Stunned. While we frantically click our heels, already home. The bands. The sports. The booze. It’s all that’s left of you. When the cops and the courts refuse To confess the sins of the few, What is there left to do? The answer’s there right before your eyes: rise.
OFF! | Killing Away
The way I see it I’ll eventually end up posting each OFF! song individually over time. Just too good not to.