Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Punk Rock Christmas

It has been a few years since I put together a Punk Rock Christmas compilation CD.  Some tracks may be considered pop punk, but others are down right raunchy.  Enjoy your holiday season.  If you want a link to the download, please contact me.

01 Chevy Chase - Merry Christmas
02 Dropkick Murphys - The Season's Upon Us
03 88 Fingers Louie - All I Want for Christmas
04 MXPX - Christmas Day
05 Mr Irish Bastard - Christmas in Hell
06 Yobs - Christmas in Jail
07 Vandals - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
08 New Found Glory - Ex Miss
09 Bloodsausage - Fuck Christmas, Fuck Santa, Fuck You
10 Bad Religion - Fuck Christmas
11 Blink 182 - Happy Holidays, You Bastard
12 Vice Squad - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
13 Blink 182 - I Won't Be Home for Christmas
14 Huntingtons - It's Always Christmas at My House
15 Nerf Herder - I've Got a Boner for Christmas
16 Rise Against - Making Christmas
17 Ramones - Merry Christmas
18 Mr T Experience - Merry Fucking Christmas
19 Simple Plan - My Christmas List
20 Pork Dukes - My Mother Gave Me a Gun for Christmas
21 Prozacs - No Christmas This Year
22 Vandals - Oi To The World!
23 Impact - Punk Christmas
24 Barbecuties - Rock n Roll Christmas Party
25 Angry Snowmans - Rudolph's Got a Problem
26 Angry Snowmans - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Halls Decked in Tonight
27 Vandals - Thanx for Nothing
28 Gonads - The Greatest Cockney Christmas
29 Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time of Year
30 Jingle Punx - Up on the House Top
31 Angry Snowmans - Wasted Elf

Saturday, December 8, 2012

2012 Rebellion Xmas Bash

The UK's Rebellion Festival is holding the 2012 Rebellion Xmas Bash today in Birmingham, UK.  I've put together a CD compilation with tracks from some of the bands playing the festival.  Drop me a line if you want a link to download a copy.
01 Exploited - Army Life
02 Peter & the Test Tube Babies - Banned from the Pubs
03 Vice Squad - Cheap
04 UK Subs - Emotional Blackmail
05 Section 5 - Every Saturday
06 Vice Squad - Fistful of Dollars
07 Booze & Glory - Hooligan
08 Anti Nowhere League - I Hate People
09 Pork Dukes - Big Tits
10 Infa Riot - In for a Riot
11 Cock Sparrer - Last Orders
12 Terraces - Let's Go
13 Downtown Struts - Lost in America
14 Pork Dukes - Melody Makers
15 Anti Nowhere League - Noddy
16 Street Dogs - Not Without a Purpose
17 Exploited - Punks Not Dea
18 Goldblade - Riot Riot
19 Gimp Fist - Skinhead Not Bonehead
20 Dirt Box Disco - Smackhead
21 Peter & the Test Tube Babies - Still Love the Pub
22 Infa Riot - Still Out of Order
23 Booze & Glory - Swinging Hammers
24 Cock Sparrer - Take 'em All
25 Rancid - Tattoo
26 Dirt Box Disco - The Other Side of the Street
27 Rancid - Time Bomb
28 UK Subs - UK Subversives
29 Gimp Fist - Walk Away
30 Drongos for Europe - Who the Fuck Are You

Friday, November 23, 2012

Dropkick Murphys 2013 St Pat's Tickets

I bought our tickets to go see the Dropkick Murphys for 2013 St Pat's weekend in Boston.  We are going to the 3/15 and the 3/17 shows.  We are going to meet the band and hang out at McGreevy's before the show.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sex Pistols: 90 Days at EMI

Sex Pistols: 90 Days at EMI by Brian Southall

A few weeks ago, I ordered the 35th Anniversary Box Set of the Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks from Amazon.  Unfortunately, they did not get it in for the release date so I cancelled my order.  Fortunately, I was able to order it from Amazon UK.  While placing my order, I also found this book and ordered it.

At about 150 pages, the book is still a really quick read.  It is the story of the days of the first label of the Sex Pistols as written by the former head of the press department at EMI Records during this timeframe of Fall 1976.

The book starts out with stories of the live shows of the Sex Pistols and the name they are making for themselves in the music underground.  Lots of labels are trying to sign them.  They finally sign a 2 year deal for 40,000 pounds to record 2 albums.

After releasing their first single on November 26, 1976, "Anarchy in the UK"/"I Wanna Be Me",  they are ready to set out on the Anarchy tour with The Damned, The Clash,  and Johnny Thunder and the Heartbreakers.  This was the Chris Thomas recorded version of the song.

Prior to the start of the tour they make an appearance on the Today Show on December 1, 1976 almost again their wishes and that of the host Bill Grundy.  At the end of the show while hitting on Siouxsie Sue (who went on to front Siouxsie and the Banshees), Grundy coaxes Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones to say "fuck" on live TV.  Remember this was 1976 and a family oriented TV program.  It would have been like John Boy on the Waltons saying "fuck".

The Anarchy tour implodes as venues refuse to let the band play.  Radio stations refuse to play the single.  Stores refuse to sell it.  Pressing plants refuse to make it.  Mounting pressures from EMI's board of directors concerned with their loss of business to their military and medical equipment core businesses, the band is sacked from the label on January 6, 1977.

There are a few final pages of the book that discuss what happened to the Sex Pistols and the players at EMI originally responsible for signing them that are interesting.  Overall, I am glad I made this purchase, and learn somethings about the band that I was previously unaware of.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Perfect Youth

Perfect Youth - The Birth of Canadian Punk by Sam Sutherland

This book takes its name from the first LP by Canada's Pointed Sticks.  I love some of their tracks, and thru listening to DOA and other Canadian punk bands have grown an interest in the Canadian punk scene.  When I read a few months ago that this book was coming out, I had to get my hands on it to see what it was going to be about.  Till now, I was not aware of any book that covered the punk scenes across Canada similar to that of American Hardcore, Burning Britain, etc (some of the books at the top of the blog page).

The book is broken down into individual chapters that discuss the beginning eras of local scenes in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, the Eastern provinces, Hamilton, Victoria, Saskatchewan, and Ottawa.  There are also a few chapters dedicated primarily to an individual band: The Diodes, Pointed Sticks, DOA, Forgotten Rebels, The Mods, Subhumans, and Teenage Head.

Each chapter is a collection of facts about band releases, venues that supported the scene and/or were opened by members within the scene, and some interview quotes from members of the bands, their managers, and other prominent people with knowledge of what happened back in the day.

There are interesting stories about the band personalities.  I had never heard of the Viletones and was unaware of their singer having a punk persona that was a cross between Darby Crash and GG Allin.  Several of the leaders of the scene have gone on to wealthy careers in politics, as lawyers, as recording agents, etc.  In fact, one of the guys mentioned is the COO of Live Nation.

The scenes all had their challenges and unique personalities.  Some were strongly supported by the gay community.  Others had to create their own places to play that opposed the local musician unions.

Some, like DOA, toured endlessly back and forth across the country creating paths for others to follow.  While doing so, they also spurred local bands to start up and get up on stage.  I was also surprised to read about some of the bands playing quite frequently in NYC.

The book has open my eyes to a lot of bands that I had never heard of, and I will be in search of their music.  I wish they would have had discographies listed of the bands that they mention in each chapter.

If you have any interest in the first wave of Canadian punk across many regions and provinces, I would highly recommend this book.  It was a quick read for a 350+ page book.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Punk Compilation

Here is a compilation that I put together of Halloween themed punk, ska, psychobilly, etc. tunes for you to enjoy for the holiday at the end of the month.  Get in touch with me if you want a copy.

Track Listing:
01 Dead Kennedys - Halloween
02 Misfits - 20 Eyes
03 Misfits - All Hell Breaks Loose
04 Misfits - American Psycho
05 Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards - Army of Zombies
06 Misfits - Astro Zombies
07 Brains - Zombie Nation
08 Lillingtons - Zombies
09 Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Devil's Night Out
10 Misfits - Devil's Whorehouse
11 45 Grave - Fucked by the Devil
12 Four Letter Word - Coffin Nails
13 Damned - Dead Beat Dance
14 Misfits - Vampira
15 Devil's Brigade - Vampire Girl
16 Misfits - Land of the Dead
17 Misfits - Night of the Living Dead
18 Damned - Nasty
19 Misfits - Dig Up Her Bones
20 Misfits - Monster Mash
21 45 Grave - Evil
22 Misfits - I Turned into a Martian
23 Misfits - Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight
24 Horror Pops - Ghouls
25 Misfits - Skulls
26 Misfits - Walk Among Us
27 Damned - Psychomania
28 Misfits - Pumpkin Head
29 Effigies - Haunted Town
30 Agent Orange - This House is Haunted
31 Freeze - Halloween Night
32 Misfits - Halloween

Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012 Riot Fest

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2012 Riot Fest, a set on Flickr.

For the 7th year in a row, I purchased an every day pass to attend Riot Fest. This pass is supposed to provide access to all events including after shows. IMO, in a complete bullshit move, they sold tickets to the after shows this year. Then, they granted these ticket holders access to the after show events with priority over every day pass holders. More on this later.

I arrived at the Inn of Chicago at about 3pm. This may be the least attractive hotel room that I have got by bidding on Priceline. I will be skipping the 2.5 star hotels from now on if someone else is sharing the room with me. After a brief nap, I decided to hit Reckless Records on Madison in the Loop. It was about a one mile walk which was fine as I like looking at the buildings in downtown Chicago from different angles and at different times of the day. I managed to walk away empty handed from there. The punk selection was very limited.

I stopped at the Elephant and Castle for a pint of Harp and some nachos and then took a taxi to the Congress Theater. I picked up my 3 day pass wristband and headed in. I arrived in time to miss Dead Sara as planned. I was able to grab a beer and up on stage came Pegboy. They played an energetic 30 minute set to a surprisingly already large crowd. Larry spent most of the time hanging on the barrier or on his knee on stage out of breath. The guy gives it more than his body can handle. I was dissapointed in the sound for them. Bass and drums too loud and guitar and vocals too low. I enjoyed the show but have seen them sound better. They skipped any song that Larry plays guitar on because they had a short set. They only played about 8-9 songs. Here is what I remember them playing.

Slipped Through My Fingers
Strong Reaction
Revolver (Mission of Burma cover)

I had a few more beers and a slice of Congress pizza in an effort to avoid Neon Trees. They were not my cup of tea. I can't believe they did a cover of "Mommy's Little Monster".

I was pretty excited to see The Offspring for the first time. The venue was pretty full by the time they hit the stage. They had a 3 guitar attack for most of their set. I enjoyed them, but had the same complaint about the sound as I did for the Pegboy set. I left at 10pm to head to the Subterranean for the Naked Raygun show. The Offspring were scheduled to play until 10:15pm. Here are some songs I remember them playing.

Come Out And Play
Days Go By
All I Want
Bad Habit
No Brakes

When I arrived at the Sub, the line was around the corner. I didn't think this was a good sign. Long story short, I was next in line to get into the venue when they quit letting more people in unless you purchased a ticket or were on the guest list as they had more than 400 people upstairs already. All I will say is this may be the last Riot Fest I attend due to the shenanigans of selling tickets for after shows after promoting admission to after shows to entice people to buy 3 day passes early to provide cash flow to fund the festival. Ever get the feeling you've been cheated!

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012 Riot Fest Compilation

Next weekend, Riot Fest makes its return to Chicago.  I think this is the 8th year in a row that I will be attending.  In honor of the event, I made a compilation CD with some tracks from some of the bands that are playing that I will most likely be watching.  Leave a comment to contact me if you want a copy.

01 Offspring - All I Want
02 Descendents - Blast Off
03 Teenage Bottlerocket - Bottlerocket
04 Dropkick Murphys - Citizen CIA
05 Dan Vapid and the Cheats - Die Trying
06 Teenage Bottlerocket - Freak Out!
07 Dickies - Gigantor
08 Off With Their Heads - Hard to Admit
09 Less Than Jake - How's My Driving, Doug Hastings?
10 Naked Raygun - I Don't Know
11 Less Than Jake - Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore
12 A Wilhelm Scream - Killing It
13 Descendents - Marriage
14 Descendents - Mass Nerder
15 Naked Raygun - New Dreams
16 Offspring - One Fine Day
17 Hot Water Music - Our Own Way
18 Elvis Costello - Radio Radio
19 Iggy & the Stooges - Search and Destroy
20 NOFX - Seeing Double at the Triple Rock
21 Offspring - Session
22 Rise Against - State of the Union
23 Rise Against - The Art of Losing
24 Pegboy - Through My Fingers
25 Pegboy - Time Again
26 Dropkick Murphys - Time To Go
27 Adicts - Too Young
28 Off With Their Heads - Trying to Breathe
29 Rise Against - Voice of Dissent
30 Casualties - We Are All We Have
31 NOFX - We Got Two Jealous Agains
32 Alkaline Trio - We've Had Enough
33 Teenage Bottlerocket - Welcome to the Nuthouse

Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 2000 Tons of TNT Festival Compilation

Next weekend, I am headed to Hartford, CT to attend the 2000 Tons of TNT festival.  I am meeting up with Earthdog and his brother Pakky for the event.  Hopefully, I meet up with my old college roommate SteveO too.

I've put together a compilation CD of tracks from some of the bands that are playing the festival.  Contact me if you want the link to download a copy.  22 of the 27 songs were played at the festival.  You can check out my review at my other blog -

Here is the track listing of the compilation CD.

01 Forced Reality - 15 Pints (And I'm Still Standing)
02 Meatmen - Blowjobs Ain't Cheatin'
03 Infa Riot - Emergency
04 Meatmen - Fast Food Fist Fuck
05 Anti-Nowhere League - Fucked Up & Wasted
06 Menace - GLC
07 Anti-Nowhere Leauge - Good As It Gets
08 Evil Conduct - Home Sweet Home
09 Anti-Nowhere Leauge - I Hate...People
10 Infa Riot - In for a Riot
11 Meatmen - I've Got a Problem
12 Infa Riot - Kids of the 80s
13 Menace - Last Years Youth
14 Negative Approach - Negative Approach
15 Anti-Nowhere League - Never Drink Alone
16 Forced Reality - Never Forget
17 Stars & Stripes - STFU
18 Menace - Screwed Up
19 Meatmen - Shut Up and Suck
20 Anti-Nowhere League - So What
21 Infa Riot - Still Out of Order
22 Yellow Stitches - Tale of a Fat Fucking Retard
23 NOi!se - This Is Who We Are
24 Negative Approach - Tied Down
25 Bruisers - Till the End
26 Meatmen - Toolin' for Anus
27 Warriors - Warriors (Come Out and Play)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

2012 Rebellion Festival Compilation

This weekend is the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England.  One day I am going to make the trip across the pond to attend this festival.  Maybe next year.  Here is a 2CD compilation that I put together of some of the bands playing this weekend.

01 Geoffrey Oi!cott - 17 Pints of Ale
02 Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
03 Dun2def - Anti Social
04 Peter & the Test Tube Babies - Banned from the Pubs
05 Xtract - Boys in Blue
06 Zooparty - Bring the Bored
07 Abrasive Wheels - Burn 'Em Down
08 Crashed Out - Devil on My Back
09 Penetration - Don't Dictate
10 Runnin' Riot - Drunk & Disorderly
11 Left Alone - Drunk Again
12 Voodoo Glow Skulls - Drunk Tank
13 Section 5 - Every Saturday
14 Social Distortion - Far Behind
15 Vice Squad - Fistful of Dollars
16 Menace - G.L.C.
17 One Way System - Give Us a Future
18 Agnostic Front - Gotta Go
19 Business - Guinness Boys
20 7 Seconds - Here's Your Warning
21 Booze & Glory - Hooligan
22 Protex - I Can Only Dream
23 Boys - I Don't Care
24 999 - I'm Alive
25 Chelsea - I'm on Fire
26 Sick on the Bus - It Won't Suck Itself
27 Vibrators - Judy Says
28 Stiff Little Fingers - Kicking Up a Racket

01 Last Resort - King of the Jungle
02 Argy Bargy - Lights Over London
03 Outcasts - Mania
04 Anti-Pasti - No Government
05 Demob - No Room for You
06 Buzzcocks - Oh, Shit!
07 Case - Oh!
08 Sensa Yuma - On You
09 Ruts - Out of Order
10 Fits - Peace & Quiet
11 Neville Staple - Pressure Drop
12 Public Image Ltd. - Public Image
13 Control - Punk Rock Ruined My Life
14 Rat City Riot - Rat City Riot
15 Subhumans - Religious Wars
16 Goldblade - Riot Riot
17 Agitators - Salute to All
18 UK Subs - Self Destruct
19 Gimp Fist - Skinhead Not a Bonehead
20 Varukers - Soldier Boy
21 Lurkers - Suzie Is a Floozie
22 Off With Their Heads - Trying to Breathe
23 Zero Boys - Vicious Circle
24 Splodgenessabounds - We're Pathetique
25 Pipes and Pints - When the Pipers Play
26 Slaughter and the Dogs - Where Have All the Boot Boys Gone?
27 Spizz Energi - Where's Captain Kirk?
28 Rancid - White Knuckle Ride

Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 Vans Warped Tour Compilation

Every year, I pick up the 2CD compilation of Vans Warped Tour bands.  I have them going back to the first year they issued one.

The 2012 tour compilation includes 25 tracks on each CD.  Of the 50 songs, I only would listen to one more than once, Anti-Flag's "Broken Bones".  I don't know why they picked such a bad song by Rise Against to start of the first CD.  There were a few other bands who had decents songs - Nothington, I Am the Avalanche, Blacklist Royals, Murderland, and Ballyhoo.  I guess time has passed me by as I have no interest in most of the stuff that kids are listening to today.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Punk Rock n Roll Vol 01

Here is the track listing in the first of I am sure many of my new series of punk rock(ish) compilation CDs.  I love the lyrics to the Street Dogs "Punk Rock and Roll" so I named the series after that song, and will be making it the lead track for every volume.  Additionally, I love the lyrics to the Dropkick Murphys "Going Out in Style" so I will be making that the final track for every volume.

Vol 01 consists of a mix of different "punk" genres - bluegrass, celtic, ska, swing, street, etc.  I've been working on this one for a month or so, and have found that it makes for great beer drinking for the approximate 80 minutes that it lasts.  Contact me if you want a copy to entertain yourself.

Track Listing:
01 Street Dogs - Punk Rock and Roll
02 Dreadnoughts - Cider Road
03 Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Clap Your Hands
04 Flatfoot 56 - Cotton Fields
05 Black Tartan Clan - Country Roads
06 Wellits - Drunk on Spring Garden
07 Deal's Gone Bad - Fire
08 Old Man Markley - For Better or For Worse
09 Kings of Nuthin' - If I Were You
10 Swaggerin' Growlers - Kiss My Ass
11 Larry and His Flask - Land of the Free
12 Pietasters - Maggie Mae
13 Fiddler's Green - Night Pat Murphy Died
14 Transplants - Not Today
15 Old Man Markley - Party Shack
16 Dropkick Murphys - Peg O' My Heart
17 Dreadnoughts - Polka Never Dies
18 Old Man Markley - Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms
19 Flogging Molly - Saints & Sinners
20 Dropkick Murphys - Spicy McHaggis Jig
21 Flogging Molly - Swagger (live)
22 Specials - Tears in My Beer
23 Brian Setzer Orchestra - This Cat's on a Hot Tin Roof
24 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)
25 Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Your Cousin's on Cops
26 Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style

Friday, July 20, 2012

Teenage Bottlerocket - Freak Out!

For years, I kinda blew off this band until Earthdog convinced me that I needed to go watch them in the corridor at the Congress Theater during a Riot Fest weekend.  So, here we are in the lobby crunched between stage, the beer stand, and the stand selling the famous Congress pizza slices.  The sound sucked all day long because of the echo from the concrete floor to the concrete ceiling.  Then, these Ramones looking youngsters from Wyoming hit the stage.  Holy shit!  I was addicted to them from that point on.  I have seen them a few more times at Insubordination Fest in Baltimore with Earthdog.  They play Ramones style simple (for someone who may play an instrument) chords with catchy, most of the time funny lyrics.  Most of the songs just crack me up.

Well, their newest release, Freak Out!, is no different.  I've been listening to it a lot the last few weeks.  And, it has been growing on me with every listen.  I can't stop listening to it tonight so I figured it would make for a great time to write about it.

I can't wait to see them at Riot Fest this year!!!

1. Freak Out! - quick blast with more mentions of Freak than any other words and gone in a flash.  As the Guinness commercials said, brilliant!
2. Headbanger - a song about a guy that whips his head so fast he gives himself a concussion.  How can that not be funny?  They even give a throwback to the last release and mention the Kiss Army - "what the fuck are you talking about?"
3. Cruising for Chicks - just what you would think it is about in Wyoming.  "In my mother's old Suburban, cruising for chicks."
4. Necrocomicon - a parody of the San Diego Comic Con.  "I thought I saw fucking Yoda."
5. Maverick - a parody of the movie Top Gun - "I'm the only guy in Top Gun she ever dated."
6. Done With Love - the anti love song.
7. Punk House of Horror - Don't go there as Rat smells like piss and the place is a fucking dive.
8. Never Gonna Tell You - (That I Love You) the love song.
9. In the Pit - a sarcastic song about the jocks who couldn't make the football team.
10. Mutilate Me - the X rated sex song.
11. Who Killed Sensei? - " I wanna know who killed Sensei?"
12. Radical - the 2nd love song about a girl that you can not afford.
13. Summertime - the song about the weather extremes of Wyoming and being hot as Mexico in Summertime.
14. Go With the Flow - the 3rd love song and the back and forth break ups that take place during teen love.

Down by Law - Champions at Heart

I have listened to this CD twice and it sounded different to me the second time around than the first. It is a mature Down by Law. If I had to guess, Dave was listening to a lot of The Clash when writing the songs. There are a lot of references to Clash song titles “straight to hell”, “know your rights”, “complete control”, etc. He also displays song and vocals styles from all of the bands he has been in – DYS, Dag Nasty, ALL, and DBL. I think it will continue to grow on me the more I listen to it. It may be the most diverse group of songs that DBL has recorded on one release. The first few songs are up tempo, there are a few ballads, there is some with acoustic guitar in the background, some singalongs. There are a lot of lyrics about broken relationships, trying to figure out this world, being true to yourself and the punk scene, etc. I am glad they have put out another release, and that they are touring. A few of these songs would hold up well live, but they did not play any the night that I saw them (from what I can remember). As a bonus, there were two previously recorded but unreleased songs by the Pseudo Heroes - “Tiny Answers” and “Perpetual Sorrow” - that see the light of day with Sam on vocals. Lastly, I want to thank Dave for thanking me in the liner notes.

  1. Bullets – This song has been out for a while prior to this release. It is probably the best track on the release. “Well she said you're just a silly boy. I've heard that song before.”
  2. Nothing – Along with Bullets, this is another track about alcohol causing problems in a relationship. Another rocker in the style we have come to know by DBL.
  3. New Song – The intro to this song could be mistaken as a song by ALL. The lyrics are about keeping punk real, not forgetting about its roots, and not being a “costume” punk.
  4. Popcorn & Coke – DBL tempo with silly ALL type lyrics about living on popcorn and Coke and staying up late watching TV. “I don't want another fucking salad.”
  5. Knock This Town – This is the first ballad on the CD complete with acoustic guitar in the background. Has some feeling to a track on the Clash's Give 'Em Enough Rope. Dave belts out some passionate lyrics about “our town”.
  6. Tiny Answers – The first of two Pseudo Heroes recordings with Sam on vocals. This too has acoustic guitar in the background and is very Pseudo Heroish. Looking for answers regarding why we are here.
  7. Face Forward – Dag Nasty style vocals. The lyrics are about moving on from a broken relationship and historical personal ghosts.
  8. Punk Rock United (Step 1) – A geography lesson of names of cities making up Punk Rock United. Sort of a thank you to cities that were played over the years. “We haven't changed the world but we've made a fucking start.”
  9. Homicide – This has a new DYS style feel to it. I can't quite understand these lyrics. Pretty upbeat tempo. It does end with a 999 style “Homicide”.
  10. Misfits United (Step 2) – Dazed. Confused. Mixed Up. Misunderstood. Another sorta ballad.
  11. Warriors United (Step 3) – very Smalley folk sounding song. A bit of Dixie in the song. Many mentions of Clash songs in the lyrics - “straight to hell”, “know your rights”, etc. The second half of the song picks up the tempo.
  12. Crystals – This may be the fastest track on the release. It has a Dag Nasty feel and DBL from the previous release. Another retrospective about staying true to yourself and to the classic punk scene.
  13. Perpetual Sorrow – The second Pseudo Heroes track with Sam on vocals. Another broken relationship song. Similar style to the last Pseudo Heroes release.
  14. Rebels & Angels – Fighting the odds that the world has put in front of each of us. “One foot in life, one foot in the grave.”
  15. Champions at Heart – Acoustic guitar in the background again. Another folk type song. It has a Clash feel too it as well.
  16. All In – New DYS style lyrics with a mid tempo beat. Having fun at a show in the pit together fists raised singingalong. There are some early ALL anthems similar to what was on “Alfredo's”.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

2012 Punk Rock Bowling Compilation

Here is the track listing for a compilation CD I made based on bands that I saw perform at the 2012 Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend.  Get in touch with me if you want a copy.

01 Pennywise - All or Nothing
02 Street Dogs - Back to the World
03 Agent Orange - Bloodstains
04 GBH - City Baby Attacked by Rats
05 GBH - City Baby's Revenge
06 Briefs - Destroy the USA
07 Rancid - Fall Back Down
08 Cockney Rejects - Join the Rejects
09 GBH - Maniac
10 Dickies - Manny, Moe, & Jack
11 English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
12 Agent Orange - No Such Thing
13 Adicts - Numbers
14 Hot Water Music - Our Own Way
15 Old Man Markley - Party Shack
16 Pennywise - Pennywise
17 Cockney Rejects - Police Car
18 Street Dogs - Punk Rock and Roll
19 Rancid - Red Hot Moon
20 English Beat - Save It For Later
21 Rancid - Tenderloin
22 Avengers - Paint It Black
23 NOFX - The Brews
24 NOFX - The Quitter
25 Dead Ending - This Is a Stickup
26 Adicts - Viva La Revolution
27 7 Seconds - Walk Together, Rock Together
28 Dickies - Waterslide
29 Hot Water Music - Wayfarer
30 Avengers - We Are the One
31 7 Seconds - Young Til I Die

2012 Riot Fest Single Day Tickets

Find out when your favorite band is playing at Riot Fest and get tickets here:  Additional bands have been named including The Adicts, Hot Water Music, and Pegboy.

Friday, May 18, 2012

RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL 2012 Lineup Announced!!

Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style (Fenway Edition)

In 2011, the Dropkick Murphys released Going Out in Style back in February.  They also played a few shows at the home of the Red Sox, Fenway Park.  They released a Fenway Park edition of Going Out in Style in 2012 with tracks from their Fenway Park shows.  Those releases included a CD, a limited edition green vinyl LP, a digital version on eMusic, and a picture disc single.

The CD has 18 tracks.

The limited edition LP version is a gatefold double green vinyl, and includes a set of Dropkick Murphys trading cards.  The double LP has 20 tracks with "Memorial Day" and "Echoes on A Street" which were are not on the CD version.

The picture disc 7in single includes the songs "Sunday Hardcore Matinee" and "Broken Hymns".  The B-side is not on the CD or LP version, but was on the eMusic digital version.