Friday, November 28, 2014
Junk in the Trunk were a trio from New York in the 90s that put out 2 eps of raw, unpleasant, sloppy and gritty rock goodness. Terrible band name, but that was the 90s right?
Lubricated Goat meets Pussy Galore meets Flipper meets Drunks with Guns.
(Self-released - 1993-94)
DL: PROMISES UNKEPT
DL: LOOSEN MY SCREWS
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
So here in the US, we are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, by eating and drinking too much. Don't really know how that's any different from a normal day, but hey I'll take the day off. You're also supposed to give thanks for stuff that... well is important.
Of all the bands on this here blog, one band gets compared to quite a bit, and music wouldn't be quite the same without 'em. So I'm thankful for the The Jesus Lizard. Changed my life and hopefully yours too.
This was recorded live at CBGBs (which deserves some thanks too I guess) in NY in 1994.
(Giant Records - 1994)
*Guess I should thank all the cool people who visit and have visited this blog too.
Its not many, but I'm happy for the few of you with impeccable taste. Cheers.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
More stuff from the UK. UK Tuesday? Ok. That works.
Killer 90's industrial/noise from Headcleaner. If you dig Killing Joke, Cop Shoot Cop, Silverfish, Barkmarket, steel i-beams falling from the sky, brownies with weird stuff in them, mismatched socks, then you're weird but cool. And you will like this ep as well.
Maybe we should hang? See if our socks match?
(Eve Recordings - 1992)
3 song EP from UKs Workin' Man Noise Unit. One of the best band names around I'd have to say.
Fuzzed out and blown out. Imagine your favorite stoner rock bands adding some noisy punk and feedbacky cracklin' nut bran to the mix. Fu Manchu meets Earthless meets Cosmic Psychos meets Halo of Flies.
(Blow The Reactor - 2014)
DL: YELLOW MIND MAN
Monday, November 24, 2014
Wow...3rd post today. Definitely going for quantity over quality here at the 'ol staticfraction torture listening box. We're into quality of course, just the horse-whipped, torture and mayhem, punch to the mouth kind of quality.
That said...Portland's Drunk Dad fits right into that mold of anguish. Their art-fucked sludgy hardcore free-jazz noise rock is as unclassifiable as it is enthralling. Their 1st LP Ripper Killer, breaks down the stifling genre walls of yore and rewires the wreckage into an mega-heavy alloy of scuzz, filth, and noise in a knock-down, drag-out war of ill will wrapped in a nasty bow. It rips, it kills, it's DRUNK DAD.
(Eolian Empire - 2014)
DL: RIPPER KILLER
Ok. More classic stuff for you noise nerds.
First album from Ann Arbour, Michigan's Laughing Hyenas who were around between 1985-1995.
Noisy, dirgy and throat-shredding. This is the CD version which contains bonus stuffs not on the original release.
(Touch and Gooo - 1987)
DL: MERRY GO
Not to be confused with the late 90s indie/punk band... Hoarse is a heavier, sleazier, thudding good time humdinger that will kick your swollen tail-end repeatedly full of noise rock-n-goddamn roll.
These Aussies do it again with another ugly-ass, bruising sludge trail of nose crunching, ear collapsing, eye gouging, teeth splattering, elephant horn blaster that fits in the crushing machine with Throat, Whores, Blacklisters. You get it.
Complete with album art style that reminds me of Septic Death or 16.
(Self-released - 2014)
Friday, November 21, 2014
Full contamination of the human population is the malicious contagion known as Untoward, born of Portland based vermin Rabbits. Blaring amplification and sarcastic, parasitic methodology, this trio unloads 6 songs of dynamic aggravation, now on Chris Spencers' (Unsane and Cutthroats 9...duh) label Lamb Unlimited.
Pummel! Pummel! Slam! Ooof!
(LambUnlimited - 2014)
Experimental noisy hardcore from Barcelona's Una Bèstia Incontrolable, roughly translated means, an uncontrollable beast!
And its fitting. This distorted, repetitive, and heavy, 9-song beast, snarls, and will tear and shred you up like uncle Lawrence Talbot on his midnight feedings when the moon is full. Ah-ooooooo!
(La Vida Es Un Mus - 2013)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Pretty dirtgy and gritty demo from Birthday Girl outta Oakland, CA. You have your Drunks With Guns in there. Your Flipper in there. A smidgeon of Fang. A shred of Clockcleaner. A scrap of old Neurosis in there as well. Sounds like early SST colliding with early Alt Tentacles schtuff.
Watch out for that creepy party clown chuggin' a bottle of whiskey before lighting his cigar off of your birthday cake candles. ...aaand many mooooore....
(Self-released - 2014)
DL/BANDCAMP: BIRTHDAY GIRL