Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I found this dusty gem at the end of an old mix tape I created back in the 90's. I dubbed this off the original demo tape my friend let me borrow. I appologize for the dodgy quality, lack of original artwork and track listing. I try to be as thorough as possible when it comes the organization of my music library, but this one is nearly impossible to complete. I'm not sure if "Pissin' on the Grass" was on the original demo release, but I included it anyway. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Today, we have a 3 for 1 deal. In preparation for the Vision of Disorder, Glassjaw and Mind Over Matter show that is tomorrow at the Best Buy Theater in NYC, I bring you Vision of Disorder's 1993, 1994 AND 1995 demos. VOD was pretty much the house band at the P.W.A.C. They played there frequently and the shows were brutal and chaotic but unified. The shows were high energy and I don't think I have seen a pit or pile on quite like the ones I witnessed there. Possibly ever. Enjoy!
Monday, March 14, 2011
This one comes to you thanks to my buddy Josh. Two Man Advantage is a hockey themed punk rock group, from Merrick, Long Island, New York. They met via Beer-League hockey and formed the band in 1997. Their shows are very wild as they will dress up and basically put on a "Mock hockey game" on-stage. The Loiterers were a fun drunk punk rock band who were always a good time live. I will always remember this band for the brilliant line "she sprayed mace in my face, and then she kicked me in the balls." Enjoy!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Shameless self promotion? Yadda, yadda, yadda. This is my blog? Yadda, yadda, yadda. Throughout my existance on this earth, I have been in countless bands, beginning at the age of 15. Some disbanded within weeks, some lasted years, taking me to places I never thought I'd go. I can say the band I am in now is the most fun I've had with the people I've decided to surround myself with. Writing music is something I don't think I will be able to ever give up and this EP makes me proud to say I made it this far. Back to those old dusty gems tomorrow. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I remember picking up this record from a distro table at one of my first shows at the P.W.A.C. After the show, I came home and dug up one of my parents old 70's record players from the basement to listen to it. I fell in love with this record immediately. The first thing I remember noticing is how the songs were not the typical one and a half minute punk rock jams I was used to, rather they were a mixture of different styles. I mean c'mon, "Fuck me, I'm a rock star"? How could this record NOT win? Today, the record I still own is pretty much destroyed due to the amount of rotations it's endured. Enjoy!
Monday, March 7, 2011
This dusty gem holds one of my favorite songs Sleepasaurs recorded during their career (Conversations With You). Combined, I believe the 2 Sleepasaurus songs are 3 minutes in legnth. This was released on Motherbox Records, one of the big local record labels around during that time. I didn't digitize The Bollweeviles song because I was never really a fan and their lone song on this EP isn't very good. If you are gung ho on having it, Im sure I can make it happen. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Today, we all jump in the short bus and take a class field trip to West Chester, PA. In the 90's, Creep Records pumped out some amazing bands, some still known and some remain unknown. Buglite is a band I found out about when I purchased the Who Gits Da Deer? comp (see a prior post). I remember listening to the track "I See You" and immediately being into this bands fun, pop-punk sound similar to another band I was big into at the time, Zoinks!. In my travels, I have actually met a few people around the country that remember this band which always came as quite a surprise. I apologize, I really have no back story on this band and never had a chance to see them live. Enjoy!
Friday, March 4, 2011
What can I say, this album has the best title, amazing artwork and two of the bands I enjoyed the most locally while growning up. It is made up of 6 songs from both 48 in the Basement and The Microwave Orphans and in my opinion it is comprised of the best material both of these bands recorded in their careers. A journey through the day in the life of a suburban Long Island teenager with stories of hearbreak, trips to the mall and wiffle ball in D & D parking lots. Enjoy!