Tuesday, 29 November 2016

CITIZEN FISH






































"life size"
Year:  2001
Country:  UK
City:  Bath
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Ska        Punk




























Citizen Fish are a ska punk band formed in 1989. Based around Bath, England, the original members were Dick Lucas (vocals/words), Jasper (bass), Trotsky (drums), and Larry (guitar). Following their first album, Free Souls in a Trapped Environment, Larry left the band and was replaced by Phil, who, along with Dick and Trotsky, had previously been a member of the seminal British punk band, the Subhumans. Jasper and Dick had previously played together in Culture Shock. In 2006 Silas replaced Trotsky, who is still playing with the Subhumans. The band is known for their lyrics, which often make strong social and political statements, dealing with themes such as anti-consumerism, vegetarianism, questioning of the status quo, and the general encouragement of people to get along with one another. It is rumored that the band Citizen Dick from the movie Singles is an homage to Citizen Fish and its lead singer. In 2006 they toured with and recorded a split LP with punk band Leftöver Crack. This was the first Fish activity in recent years, as the members have been concentrating on Subhumans activity as of late (they did do a small East Coast/Midwest U.S. tour consisting of off-the-map bars and basements in the summer of 2005, much to the delight of dedicated fans).
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"thirst"
Year:  1996
Country:  UK
City:  Bath
Label:  Lookout
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Ska        Punk




























After four studio albums and several official live recordings, Citizen Fish started to write one of their more successful albums next to maybe "Life size" and some one other. The band here repeated the same schedule which mix rockin punk music, fun ska and political lyrics. In fact nothing or almost nothing to do with their old band Subhumans, except in the lyrical themes which continue to be related to social issues, politics, injustices, ecologism, etc. A very good Citizen Fish album no doubt released stil by independent and already defunct label "Lookout Records".
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OVERCHARGE







































"speedsick"
Year:  2016
Country:  Italy
City: Varesse
Label:  Insane Society
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         D-Beat




























Overcharge was born in Varese (North Italy) in 2012, starting in the first years to spread its sound in Italian and European DIY punk and metal scene. After a S/T ep, Overcharge recorded the first album at Studio Šopa (CZ) during January 2014: “Accelerate” was released through Unspeakable Axe, Dead Beat and Hellforced Records and reviewed as a «debut kick to the balls sure to leave one heck of a bruise in the morning». The band played live numerous times and during 2015 Marcio joined the band on bass&vocals; 2016 brought the band to the attention of 3 major European labels (AngryVoice, Metal Age, Insane Society), which joined forces to release Overcharge 2nd album: “Speedsick”, recorded at La Sauna (IT) ad mastered at Audiosiege (US – Iron Reagan/Obituary), out at the end of June. The sound is a unique blend of speed-metal and Loud-as-Hell-Punk, with a crusty touch in Pure R'n'R style.
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Friday, 25 November 2016

RUDIMENTARY PENI









































"farce"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  23
Time:  29 min.
Lyrical themes: anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore




























Formed in 1980, Rudimentary Peni were initially inspired by bands such as The Damned, Slaughter and the Dogs, and Discharge. There lease of their first EP in 1981 coincided with their first gig in London, with Flux of Pink Indians. Despite many rumours, no member of the band has ever died, (yet!) and the line up has remained constant on all the recorded releases. Some tracks are written by Grant and some by Nick whilst others are co−written by both members. Rather than try to keep up with any particular musical fashion or trend, Rudimentary Peni have generally just stuck to a policy of doing precisely what they want to do. This has usually taken the form of either 1977−style fast punk tracks or 1980’s−style slower, heavier tracks, being careful to avoid any of the usual trappings of heavy metal. From the mid 90’s onwards, the band have tended to stick to short and sweet 15 minute EPs, and because of this, only the very best tracks that they write are released. With each EP, the band try to correct the mistakes of the previous one, and this ensures that Rudimentary Peni stay within the medium,but keep on honing and improving it. "Rudimentary Peni...were probably the most influential band to emerge from the Anarcho Punk scene... Rudimentary Peni are deities in the world of squats and direct action..." Kerrang!
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Friday, 18 November 2016

CEREBRAL FIX






































"disaster of reality"
Year:  2016
Country:  UK
City:  Birmingham
Label:  Xtreem Music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk





























Long awaited 5th album by this legendary british metal punk band. Their first album in 24 years. This is some of the most angry, raw and old school sounding material they've done since their classic '88 debut. Imagine back to the roots as old-school hardcore and british early 80's punk rock bands such as Discharge, Chaos UK or Varukers. So we can to listen to here not their typical mixtures wich Metal genre, crossover thrash, etc. but a previsible, typical and at the same time very good hardcore punk. I have almost forgot this band, but truly their return has been more than satisfactory. Includes a very good Discharge ("realities of war") and The Exploited ("dead cities") covers.
Good dose of speed and d-beat rhythmic section. no trendy shit here. 
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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

THE OFFSPRING





































"splinter"
Year:  2004
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Sony
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Pop       Punk       Hardcore




























Splinter is the seventh studio album by American punk rock band The Offspring, released on December 9, 2003. It was the first album the band released without drummer Ron Welty and also the first to have a Parental Advisory label on some album covers, even though all of their previous albums contain profanity. But the true is the song entitled "Neocon" had a lot of injures against far right Republican Party derive and the President of the US (then) George W. Bush. Although not as successful as The Offspring's albums between Smash and Conspiracy of One, Splinter received gold certification two months after its release. The album received average reviews, but still sold reasonably well. It debuted at 30 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with around 87,000 copies sold in its first week. "Hit That" and "(Can't Get My) Head Around You" were the only two singles to accompany this album.
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"smash"
Year:  1994
Country:  US
Label:  Epitaph
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Pop       Punk        Hardcore




























"Smash" is the third studio album by rock band The Offspring. After touring in support of their previous album, Ignition (1992), The Offspring began recording "Smash" in January 1994 at Track Record in North Hollywood, California. Recording and production were finished a month later, and the album was released on April 8, 1994 on Epitaph Records. In the United States, "Smash" has sold over 6 million copies, and has been certified 6× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200, it has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling independent label album of all time. It was also the first album released on Epitaph Records to obtain gold and platinum status. Smash was The Offspring's introduction into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, and produced a number of hit singles including "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem" and "Gotta Get Away". Alongside Bad Religion's Stranger than Fiction, Green Day's Dookie, NOFX's Punk In Drublic and Rancid's ...And Out Come the Wolves, Smash was responsible for bringing punk rock into the mainstream, and helped pave the way for the emerging pop punk scene in the 1990s. As a fan-favorite, the album received generally positive reviews from critics and garnered attention from major labels, including Columbia Records, with whom The Offspring would sign in 1996. Smash is the only release where the band was referred to as "Offspring".
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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

KLAXON







































"vita agra"
Year:  2002
Country:  Italy
City:  Rome
Label:  Gridalo Forte
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Oi!         Ska






























Historical rock band started in 1981 in Rome, Italy. They recorded very few stuff under very lo-fi conditions until 1996 with self-produced album "100 Celle City Rockers" which had good popularity in the italian scene. In 2002 was the turn of this "Vita agra" through label "Gridalo Forte Records" (run by also italian band Banda Bassotti), a very good album which mix from oi! music to ska to punk to classic rock. In fact very people believe  to recognized an strong The Clash influence in these twelve tracks, all of them sung in italian with a very good quality sound, clean and well produced. For those who like this album is also recommended its lastest "Best of", a collection of its hits until 2016.
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Monday, 31 October 2016

LAGWAGON







































"double plaidinum"
Year:  1997
Country:  US
City:  Santa Barbara
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Pop        Punk        Hardcore

































Though Lagwagon have been performing the same brand of melodic punk that bands such as blink-182 have built their success on for years, an appreciation of their efforts seems lacking. The cover of Double Plaidinum seems to mock that anonymity, featuring a tongue-in-cheek, self-awarded plaid record for reaching "nearly satisfactory sales figures." All jokes aside, the album boasts another dozen solid tracks, each worthy of airplay though they may need the jump to a major label in order to have their material heard. Then again, mass appeal may not be their objective, as the band seems quite lively as it on cuts like "Making Friends" and "To All My Friends." An indie favorite with good reason.
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"hoss"
Year:  1995
Country:  US
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Pop        Punk        Hardcore






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"duh"
Year:  1992
Country:  US
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Pop        Punk        Hardcore






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THE INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY




































"Armed love"
Year:  2004
Country:  Sweden
City: 
Label:  Burning Heart
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Garage Rock





























The (International) Noise Conspiracy (abbreviated T(I)NC) were a Swedish rock band formed in Sweden in the late months of 1998. The line-up consists of Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), Inge Johansson (bass), Lars Strömberg (guitar), and Ludwig Dahlberg (drums). The band is known for its punk and garage rock musical influences, and its impassioned left-wing political stance. Up until 2004, guitarist/organist/keyboardist Sara Almgren was also a member of the band. Dennis formed The (I)NC almost immediately after the breakup of his former band, Refused. The (I)nc takes pride in blending the roots of at least four other bands, including Totalt Jävla Mörker (Johansson), Separation (Strömberg), Saidiwas (Dahlberg and Almgren), and Doughnuts (Almgren). In 2007, Inge Johansson also played in the band The Most. Influenced by a quote from 1960's folk singer Phil Ochs, according to lead singer Lyxzén, the band wanted to achieve an ideal blend of music and politics that was, "a cross between Elvis Presley and Che Guevara." Furthermore, according to the liner notes of their debut album, The First Conspiracy, the band wanted to combat music's function as Spectacle. This is a concept taken from Guy Debord's work The Society of the Spectacle.
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