Posts tagged UK
Posts tagged UK
The Selecter - “Celebrate The Bullet” (Chrysalis 1981)
So I make it no secret that I take my fucking time to do a lot of stuff; record, reorganize my records, listen to my records, etc. I take so much time to listen to some of my records they can sit around for quite some time. So for my next batch of posts that I’ll be queueing I’ll be posting records i have yet to listen to, and approximately how long I’ve had them for rather than reviews that no one reads anyway. Also, this is just a small selection of what I have yet to listen to, probably 1/8 of my “to be listened to” crate. Regardless, enjoy my trip down memory lane!
PS: I’ve had this for about 3 months.
Sharks - “The Joys Of Living 2008 - 2010” (Rise Records 2011)
This band I really knew nothing about when I bought this. At all. The record has a cool cover and it was on colored vinyl and it was $4. Why the fuck not right?
While it’s not a horrible album, or even a bad album…it’s really just another rock album with a punk (The Clash etc.) influence. Nothing spectacular. I will probably have forgotten I even own this record in a few weeks…because thats just how I roll. Oh yeah, since I bought this I have learned they are from the UK. That’s one thing I know about them.
PS: This post has nothing to do with it being Shark Week, though the coincidence is delightful. That will not stop me from tagging Shark Week and getting a million new followers for all the wrong reasons.
Stupids - “The Peel Sessions” (Strange Fruit Records 1987)
For my 200th post I’d like to do something…STUPID! wakka wakka wakka!!!
Hardcore punk from the UK in the 80’s. they got lumped with the Hardcore Holocaust bands (Extreme Noise Terror, Gaypalm Death, etc.) but don’t sound a whole lot like them.
My Sump tape collection.
No review, just showing off.
Sump - “Demo III” (self released 2010)
I’ve been looking at my earlier updates and there is no colors! Expect some pretty colored vinyl/tape reviews!
For my first tape review, I’ve chosen a relatively new band, Sump. In their short existence (just under or about 1 year) they’ve managed to rack up at least 7 or 8 releases (that I’ve been able to find out about at least). I’m not sure where in those releases this tape falls chronologically, but “Demo III” is my favorite so far. Sump sounds like your basic oi!/early 80’s UK punk band, but stripped of any bullshit fashion statement (except for maybe their boots) and given a collection of current Darkthrone albums.
This tape has the cleanest tone of anything I’ve heard by these guys so far, (and by cleanest, i mean filthy as fuck, but you can make out chords in the guitar) making it the most appealing for people seeking a new face kicking of black metal oi!
This release came out in two versions, one was a standard black tape with a j-card, and another (which I got) on a green tape with a full booklet, with heavy cardstock paper and some sweet artwork like a skeleton wearing an upside down cross necklace banging a headless chick in front of a cross. Punk as fuck if you ask me. All of this was packaged in a brown paper sleeve, with a sticker on the front and another sticker sealing it closed.
One half of Sump is George Proctor, owner of Turgid Animal Records UK division, as well as member of like 400 bands, so he’s cut from the same clothe as me. Based on his work in Sump, as well as White Medal, Mutant Ape, and his other projects, I feel like I’m going to have to start tracking down his back releases and get everything every band he’s been in has recorded, like I do with Seth Putnam now.
Until this next update