Monday, 13 January 2014

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"Live at the house of blues"
Year:  2015
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Kung Fu
Format:  LP , CD, cassette , DVD
Tracks:  28
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock






























Originally recorded as part of the Show Must Go Off live concert DVD series in 2004, at one point we realized that the audio is so good, it could stand on it's own as a CD, LP, or tape. CDs? Forget it! It's scheduled release date is Sept. 23, 2015 as a double live LP set as well as a double live cassette package. You will never hear punk rock played, recorded and mixed any better than this. You can buy this release on physical format HERE  .
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"oddities, abnormalities, curiosities"
Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock

























Sixth and last (until now) disc one of the most endearing and sympathetic american hardcore punk bands. I say nice because Circle Jerks have never been a violent and aggressive as some bands as singer Wattie and his band The Exploited band. Nor crazy as GG Allin true. In opposite, Circle Jerks has always been the typical band of the school of thought called as "positive punk". And then to also adopt the optimistic factors such as: not pesimism, to refuse drugs, alcohol, etc. "straight edge" was called later. After a few years even born the "hard line": an extremist, puritanical and somewhat strange ideas flow. Circle Jerks stayed in the more moderate , both ideologically and musically position. That is like Minor Threat and 7 Seconds , for example. This album is musically curiously of the toughest and most strictly punk. There is almost no influence of heavy- metal or rhythm & blues as in previous albums and definitely , if you like the classic punk rock 1977 with clear and well produced sound, this is an excellent good album... maybe the best and it seem the major "Universal Music" thought the same, so, it did this album in its sublabel "Mercury".
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"VI"
Year:  1987
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  31 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock
































The music on "IV" is anything but what the album artwork and logo may suggest. This is not punk-rock made for modern ears and mallcore scene followers. This is as old school as it can get, one part melodic rock or even rock´n´roll, one part hardcore and even part hard-rock makes for a very rewarding listen despite a few mixing hiccups and a short play duration on this short album. Don’t expect blatant experimentations, avante garde compositions or progressive masterpieces here, but almost. This is old school punk-rock at its core with enough tempo and stylistic variations to give it enough room to flex its own metal mantle. It is by no means a masterpiece, but this is still a solidly good homage to the bands that helped influence the punk and hardcore genres alike. 
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"Wonderful"
Year:  1985
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Century Media
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock







































“Circle Jerk” is a slang term referring to the positive feedback loop that can occur when ideas and beliefs are reinforced within a group or subculture’s enclosed space. The phenomenon is typically observed on websites that consists of self-contained forums for specific interests or subcultures. The term “circle jerk” was initially used to describe a sexual practice in which a group of men masturbate themselves or each other while sitting in a circle. The earliest known use of the term dates back to 1979, when the Los Angeles punk band the Bedwetters renamed their band to the Circle Jerks after one of the band members found it in a dictionary of English slang words. While there are digital footprints of its usage on Usenet newsgroups in the 1980s and 1990s, "circle jerk’ largely remained an offline slang term. "Wonderful" which at the first time had a kind of bad reception, bad reviews and not much good general opinion in the hardcore punk scene of 1985, has become in one of the best and most original CIRCLE JERKS album ever recorded. The true is the album is closer to classic rock'n'roll, rhythm'n'blues and even hard rock, but it continue to be a punk rock recording both, musically and lyrical, and one proof could be the several re-releases made by different record labels since 1985 until nowadays.
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"Golden shower of hits"
Year:  1983
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  LAX
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  24 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk




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"Wild in the streets"
Year:  1982
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Epitaph
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  24 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore          Punk





























"Wild in the Streets" is the second studio album by the hardcore punk band Circle Jerks. It was originally released on March 4, 1982 through Faulty Products, a sub-label of I.R.S. Records. The title track is a cover song of the Garland Jeffreys song of the same name. Mike Ness of Social Distortion can be seen on the cover of the album; running wild in the streets. "Wild in the Streets" received a mixed review from Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic, who gave the album three out of five stars, claimed that it does not have "the wild, appealingly offensive mixture of crude lyrics and frenetic riffs that made the Circle Jerks' debut, Group Sex." However, Erlewine added that "there are enough tracks that nearly make the mark -- including a tongue-in-cheek cover of 'Put a Little Love in Your Heart' and the title track, which is a version of the theme song to the '60s teen exploitation flick of the same name -- to make it worthwhile for Orange County punk fanatics.
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Year:  1980
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Epitaph
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore
































"Group sex" was the debut album of the californian hardcore punk band CIRCLE JERKS. Musically is not much different than 1977 bands, but the lyrics and attitude were not pessimistic and nihilistic but the opposite, optimistic and constructive. CIRCLE JERKS were not an straight edge band but they were influenced by the new ideas and concepts borned in Washington DC (Minor Threat, Teen Idles, etc.). This album is very short, just 18 minutes but has important songs like "I don´t care" or "Wasted". This album I have at home was re-released in 1995 by the label "Epitaph Records".
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"Live"
Year:  1982
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  none
Format:  digital
Tracks:  15
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk         Hardcore





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