Saturday, December 31, 2011


the Heptones - Party Time

Some of my favourite releases of this year, in no particular order:
Geister - Living Lies (From "Nostalgia" EP on Geister Records)
Peace - The Uma Uma Truth List (From "My Face" LP on Pop Echo Records)
Ben Disaster - One Fist Pounding Against the Stage (From "One Fist Pounding / Not Running" single on Close Call Records)
No Problem - I've Got a Bomb (From "And Now This" LP on Deranged Records)
Heavy Chains - Insane Pain (From "A Very Real Hell" on Broadway to Boundary Records)
Rhythm of Cruelty - Black Hole (from demo cassette, self released)

Best gigs of the year (with tracks not necessarily released this year)
Full Blast Trio - Crumbling Brain
Nu Sensae - Don't Panic
Nomeansno - It's Catching Up
Mudhoney - Need
Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso (I didn't see Modern Lovers, but I saw Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins, which is basically the same thing.)

Back to our regularly scheduled programming....
Poison Girls - Hole in the Wall
Delta 5 - Shadow
Specials - Rat Race

Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business

Embrace - End of a Year
Husker Du - Diane
Wire - Ex Lion Tamer

Throbbing Gristle - Hamburger Lady
Mort Garson - Three Five Zero Zero
Kraftwerk - the Model

Angst - Worker Bee
Free Beer - Premature Enlistment
Flipper - Sacrifice

the Ex - Maybe I Was the Pilot

Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's gonna be a punk rock Christmas this year!

the Ravers - (It's Gonna Be a) Punk Rock Christmas

the Yobs - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S / Silent Night / Another Christmas

the Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
the Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Shonen Knife - Space Christmas

Crass - Merry Crassmas

SSD - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Fear - Fuck Christmas
4 Skins - Merry Christmas

Lemon Kittens - (Afraid of Being) Bled by Leeches
Roger Whittaker - Momma Mary
Longshoremen - the Locomotive

Naked City - Blood is Thin
Patti Smith Group - White Christmas
Zu - The King Devours His Sons

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Darlene Love - (It's Christmas) Baby Please Come Home
Nick Lowe - Cruel to Be Kind

Big Black - Kerosene
Zero Mostel reads "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (excerpt)

the Fall - No Xmas for John Quays

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Omega Tribe - Pictures

Rhythm of Cruelty - the Past
Pizzarrhea! - Transcient Bologna Mating Call
Zebra Pulse - Any Mother Could Love

No Problem - Something to Say
Let's Dance - Cold Inside
the Dizzies - No. 5

Mike Watt - Sexual Military Dynamics
Victim's Family - God, Jerry and the P.M.R.C.
James Blood Ulmer - Pressure

Kleenex - U
X-Ray Spex - Let's Submerge
Red Crayola - Yik Yak

Hugh Mundell - Let's All Unite
Augustus Pablo - Coconut Oil
Keith Hudson - Like I'm Dying

High Jinks - Fool's Gold

Elton Motello - Pogo Pogo
Sid Vicious - Born to Lose
the Stranglers - Peaches

Talking Heads - Tentative Decisions
Brian Eno and David Byrne - the Jezebel Spirit
the Brothers Johnson - Come Together

Killing Joke - Wardance
Tubeway Army - Something's in the House

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Magazine - Rhythm of Cruelty

Rhythm of Cruelty - Black Hole / Flatline / Hollow Eyes
Fantastic new Edmontonians, scope their songs at

LiLiPUT - Turn the Table / Dolly Dollar / I Had a Dream

Patti Smith - Piss Factory / Free Money / Pissing in a River

DNA - Egomaniac's Kiss / Detatched / Blonde Redhead

Crass - the Gasman Cometh / Shaved Women / Nineteen Eighty Bore

the Fall - Frightened / Hip Priest / Smile

the Clash - Remote Control / Hateful / Know Your Rights

Black Flag - Clocked In / Can't Decide / Your Last Affront

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Flux of Pink Indians - Is there Anybody There?

Public Image Limited - Albatross
the Doors - the End of the Night
Joy Division - The Only Mistake

the Dicks - I Hope You Get Drafted
Explode into Colors - Sharpen the Knife
Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm

the Stains - John Wayne Was a Nazi
Minutemen - the Glory of Man
Social Unrest - Making Room for Youth

William S. Burroughs - Silver Smoke of Dreams

De La Soul - Ghetto Thang
Al Green - I've Never Found a Girl
Dennis Bovell - Scientific

Killdozer - Hamburger Martyr
Massacre - Subway Heart
Scratch Acid - Flying Houses

Einsturzende Neubauten - Kollaps
Discharge - Realities of War
Misfits - Bloodfeast

Wire - Mr. Suit
Defektors - Doomsday Girl
Negazione - Niente

Crime - Hot Wire My Heart
Barely Human - Give War No Mercy