Saturday, 22 February 2014

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"Dance with me"
Year:  1981
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Epitaph
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk


























Formed in 1979 by four pasty-faced youths with a passion for the emerging punk-rock scene, T.S.O.L. was originally based in Huntington Beach, CA.   "Nitro Records" reissued the albums featuring the original lineup, and by 2001 "Disappear" marked the first full-length album with Grisham behind the microphone in almost 20 years. Then during a November 2002 show at West Hollywood's House of Blues with The Adolescents, two people were shot backstage and subsequently sued both the venue and band over their injuries. T.S.O.L. was later cleared of any blame surrounding the incident, but high legal fees (over $13,000 worth) kept the guys from doing any kind of extensive touring over the few years it took to settle the case. They did, however, use the time to record what would become their final record, September 2003's Divided We Stand. After two final shows at Long Beach's the Vault in the fall of 2006, T.S.O.L. officially called it quits. ~ Bradley Torreano
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"change today?"
Year:  1984
Country:  US
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk





























Until 2017 there were seven re-issues through different labels of this inspirate third TSOL album. This "change today?" by True Sounds Of Liberty (TSOL) was originally released in 1984. It was the band's first album with singer-guitarist Joe Wood and drummer Mitch Dean, who replaced founding members Jack Grisham and Todd Barnes. The album was recorded using money loaned to TSOL by the Dead Kennedys, and found the new incarnation of the band moving away from the punk rock associations of the original line-up in favor of a more gothic, post-punk and horror punk influences. If their second recording ("Beneath the shadows") was too much melodic and pop, this third prove the talent of these four musicians at time to mix punk rock and dark atmospheres. Both, music and voice, remind a lot to their compatriots Misfits, and If the band is perhaps less noisy and dirty than Misfits, it's truly similar related to sound, composition and lyrics. Recommended for those lovers of old b-movies, lo-fi horror movies, etc.
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"revenge"
Year:  1986
Country:  US
Label:  Restless
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Horror Punk


























 
Controversial album due the change of sound, production and even way to writen the songs. In fact TSOL continues in this album to make "horror punk" in the sense of music, lyrics and aesthetics, but is more than evident their sound closer than mainstream music as goth rock or hard-rock. But despite this little changes, the album is still good and recommended for those all TSOL fans. The album had quite succes and was re-issued by different record labels until nowadays (2016). Other thing were their two next albums recorded until 1990, which became failures and took the band until its own dissolution.
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"disappear"
Year:  2001
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Nitro
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  29 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk






























The story continues, and for those of you who have lost the plot, this is the third incarnation of TSOL, a dead ringer for the original one, bar the inclusion of new drummer Jay O'Brien into the old lineup of vocalist Jack Grisham, guitarist/vocalist Ron Emory, and bassist Mike Roche. The sound, too, is more reminiscent of yore than the mach-two model, and returns the group to its previous punk roots, or in some cases, punk's roots. Oddly enough, the first song on the record, "Sodomy," is straight out of the Sex Pistols' handbook, so much so that Steve Jones is already spending the expected royalty check. The Dead Kennedys are also checking their bank balance, expecting to see a bonus from "Crybaby," but then the group settles down and starts slamming out the kind of music you expect from TSOL. Obnoxious, pounding, darkly melodic, fierce, and fiery, this is the seminal sound behind the band's legendary status. Emory's trademark death rock riffs seep around the edges, interspersed with punk rock kicks and rockabilly licks. At its best, TSOL were dangerously infectious, and on Disappear it easily reaches these spiraling heights again, with a clutch of catchy numbers coming so fast and furious in the center of the album that the songs become almost a blur, a perfect set that barely pauses for breath. Which makes "Renounce" all the more disconcerting, not just for the slow, jangly, acoustic intro, but in its heavy debt to the Buzzcocks. Equally unexpected is the horn solos, piano parts, and vocal samples garnishing the record, but even all that pales next to "Society," where Brit pop meets death rock -- think the bastard offspring of Jarvis Cocker and Siouxsie Sue, brilliant. The album may be titled Disappear, but TSOL have in reality reappeared in all its former glory (*Review writen by Jon-Ann Greene ).
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"divided we stand"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
Label:  Nitro
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk





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"life, liberty and the pursuit"
Year:  2010
Country:  US
Label:  none
Format:  digital
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Horror Punk






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"the trigger complex"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Rise
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  17
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk






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