Friday, December 27, 2013

FORCED LAUGH Tape

FORCED LAUGH - ZERO RETURN TAPE (Gold)
Forced Laugh are Canadian postpunks, playing short and nasty songs built from loud bashing guitar riffs, feedbacks, pounding drum beats, an overall driving rhythm section and deadpan talked echo vocals. "Zero Return" follows two previous cassettes and one 7".  The band delivers a very sloppy and unpolished brand of postpunk, that's probably too raw for indie/garage folks and too weird for fans of classic punkrock. The cassette comes hosted in two collage fold-outs and the look of the messy cut-n-paste imagery already demonstrates, that this musc does not chum up with trends and hypes. Forced Laugh sound far-out, stunned and inadequate. It's all straight forward, but songs just stop dead without a real dircection and not a single catchy chorus. If they were from the UK and had showed up 30 years earlier, their songs could have been a great addition to the Messthetic compliations. Think of something between early Rough Trade releases, The Proletariat and Crass. Or if you need modern references: Fans of The Pheromoans, early U.V. Race, Taco Leg and Tyvek won't be dissapointed here. This cassette will leave you begging for more and I really hope their next release is going to be a full LP. Great!! (Listen to it here)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

BEST 30 7" REISSUES OF 2013

ACTION SWINGERS - MISERABLE LIFE 7" (Total Punk)
 
ANTI CIMEX - 7 INCHES BOX 4x7" (Spicoli/ Nada Nada)

BRETT SMILEY - VA VA VA VOOM 7" (Sing Sing) 

BRÜLBAJZ - DÖDENS APOSTLAR 7" (Re-Ken)

BUREAUCRATS - FEEL THE PAIN 7" (Ugly Pop)

BUSINESS - HARRY MAY 7" (Ugly Pop) 

DESTRY HAMPTON & THE WOLVES FROM HELL - S/T 7" (Superior Viaduct)

E.A.T.E.R. - DOOMSDAY TROOPS 7" (Hardcore Survives)

FIRE EXIT - TIME WALL 7" (Last Laugh)
 
GRABBIES - SHUT UP & LEARN LIVE 7" (Fashionable Idiots)
 
IQ55 - DÜR ÄR SÄ SÄRBAR 7" (Slyngel)

KIDS - NO MONARCHY 7" (Danger) 

LOST KIDS - COLA FRAKS 7" (Sing Sing)

NEGATIVE TREND - S/T 7" (Superior Viaduct)  

NUBS - JOB 7" (Last Laugh)

POINTED STICKS - WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO 7" (Ugly Pop)

 
POISON IDEA - FILTHKICK 7" (TKO)

SLEEPERS - S/T 7" (Superior Viaduct)

SPACE LADY - MAJOR TOM 7" (Night School) 
 
STIV BATORS & DAVID QUINTON - MAKE UP YOUR MIND 7" (Ugly Pop)  

TRUE BELIEVERS - ACCEPT IT 7"(HoZac)

TSOL - YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE 7" (TKO)

URINALS - S/T 7" (Superior Viaduct)

URINALS - ANOTHER 7" (Superior Viaduct)

URINALS - SEX 7" (Superior Viaduct)

VA - DANGERHOUSE THE COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTED 1977-1979 (Munster) 

VENOM P. STINGER - WALKING ABOUT 7" (Drag City)

VICTIMS - ANNETTE 7" (1977) 

VILLAGE PISTOLS - BIG MONEY 7" (Last Laugh)

VON GAM - S/T 7" (Slyngel)

Friday, December 20, 2013

BEST 30 LP REISSUES OF 2013

ASHTRAY BOY - TOGETHER LP (Jelly Fant)
 
BASTARD - WIND OF PAIN LP  (Feral Ward)
   
BILL DIREEN & THE HAT - NYC 1989 LP (Unwucht)
   
BLITZ - SECOND EMPIRE JUSTICE LP (Desire)
 
DENTISTS - SOME PEOPLE ARE ON THE PITCH... LP (Trouble In Mind)
 
DIVISION FOUR - 1983 DEMO CASSETTE LP (Smart Guy)

EGO SUMMIT - THE ROOM ISN'T BIG ENOUGH LP (540) 

HELDON - INTERFACE (Superior Viaduct) 

JT IV - COSMIC LIGHTNING LP + DVD (Drag City)

100 FLOWERS - S/T LP  (Superior Viaduct)

PENETRATORS - KINGS OF BASEMENT ROCK LP (Slovenly)
 
PETE AND ROYCE - SUFFERING OF TOMORROW LP (Little Big Chief)

PETER GUTTERIDGE - PURE 2xLP (540) 
 
SADO-NATION - DISRUPTIVE PATTERN LP (Gummopunx) 

SCORCHED EARTH POLICY - GOING THRU' A HOLE IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD LP (Siltbreeze)
 
SENSATIONS' FIX - FRAGMENT OF LIGHT LP (Superior Viaduct)

SNAPPER - S/T 12" (Captured Tracks/ Flying Nun) 

STICKMEN - S/T LP (Homeless)

STICKMEN - MAN MADE STARS LP (Homeless) 

TALULAH GOSH - WAS IT JUST A DREAM 2xLP (Damaged Goods)

TRADITIONAL FOOLS - S/T LP (In The Red)

TRONICS - WHAT'S THE HUBUB BUB LP (M'Lady's) 

TY SEGALL & MIKAL CRONIN - REVERSE SHARK ATTACKS LP (In The Red)

 
U.S. MAPLE  - LONG HAIR IN THREE STAGES LP (Skin Graft)

VA - BONEHEAD CRUNCHERS VOLUME 5 LP (Belter)

VA - DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK VOLUME 2 - RECORD A 2xLP (Soul Jazz)

VA - DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK VOLUME 2 - RECORD B 2xLP (Soul Jazz)

VA - THE THING FROM THE CRYPT LP (Dark Entries)

VICTOR DIMISICH BAND - S/T LP (Siltbreeze)
 
WORLD - S/T LP (Unwucht)