Venice Punks On My Arms Release Happiness Laden EP With ‘More Than Drugs’ Out Now Via Mom’s Cellar Dweller Records/Waterslide Records

Release Date:  June 26, 2020                         

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Mom’s Cellar Dweller Records (US) & Waterslide Records (Japan)

Location: Venice, Italy 

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • GANZ: Voce e chitarra
  • ALE: Chitarra e cori
  • REMO: Basso e cori
  • MARCO: Batteria

Favorite Tracks: Make It Up With You, Never Alone, More Than Drugs, Up & Down, and Going Home With You

Sounds Like: Ramones, The Follow Ups, The Hacks, Screeching Weasel, the Queers and the Manges


We are going through some really rough times as a world right now. The Corona virus is running rampant through the streets of America. Murder hornets and “Karens” everywhere. Ok so maybe no murder hornets, but the never ending supply of “Karens” is getting old. Yes things suck right now, but this is not the end of the world. Perhaps you need some old school punk rock in your life? Maybe an old school 1-2-3-4 Ramonescore beat?

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The Ramones have always been my go to band for a much needed pick me up. Along with some others like the Queers, Dwarves, Lagwagon, and I guess I’ll admit it here, Greenday. Ok so only their first 5 albums. Nothing after that though haha. It brings me great pleasure today to bring you straight from Venice, Italy, On My Arms. They released their latest record, ‘More Than Drugs’ a few days back. 

This EP follows their 2018 album release, ‘Life At Thirty’. Seriously go give that a spin as well! The new EP starts out with “Make It Up With You”. This track is catchy and upbeat. I’d have to say it’s my favorite off the EP. It’s simple and optimistic with great sing along lyrics. The next track is “Never Alone”. This one is heavy on bass. I love it! We all look forward to the next show and a few drinks with friends. 

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The third track is “More Than Drug”. Love can be a dangerous and addictive drug. This love song has some great guitar and drums. “Up & Down” follows with a great kick-ass beat and even some old school Casio sounding keyboard. The keyboard adds that Queers like fun to the mix. The final song is up next “Going Home With You”. It’s fun and honestly made me miss being a teenager again. 

Overall, On My Arms, blew me outta the water. ‘More Than Drugs’ is a fun romp through a familiar Ramonescore landscape while paying homage to the Queers. Plus it’s upbeat and happy in a time where the sunlight may be difficult to locate. 

You should definitely pick this one up right here and right now, https://momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com/product/on-my-arms-more-than-drugs-cd-ep

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

1 – Make It Up With You
2 – Never Alone
3 – More Than Drugs
4 – Up & Down
5 – Going Home With You

Links:

Previous releases: http://onmyarms.bandcamp.com/
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/onmyarmspunkrock/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/onmyarms_punkrock/

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A Board Game And A New Record? Punk/Rock Legends Paul Gray & Rat Scabies (Professor And The Madman), Announce New Record And Video For New Album, “Séance” Out Nov 2020

Punk/Rock Legends, Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four), Paul Gray (The Damned, U.F.O.) and Rat Scabies have joined together again to compose a new exciting progressive rock and pop punk album, ‘Séance‘.

Coming right off the heals from their 2018 wildly successful “Disintegrate Me” record, they plan to focus the new album in an exciting direction. Per Alfie Agnew, “The new material is definitely eclectic. It’s less punk-influenced than our previous three studio albums. The 1960s and ‘70s musical influences are more pronounced. We’re big fans of The Kinks, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Brian Wilson, Led Zeppelin, and, of course, The Damned. Sean and I also had musical productions like Jesus Christ SuperstarPhantom of the Paradise, Tommy and Hair in mind when writing this album.”

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Personally this writer is very excited for more Professor And The Madman. I’m definitely gonna pick up “Séance” on the Yellow Vinyl + CD + Board Game Accessory Kit before it sells out!

Photo by Photo: John Gilhooley

 Séance: Tracklist
 
1. All the Lonely Souls (Voice: Elliott)
2. Séance (Vocal: Elliott)
3. So Long (Vocal: Agnew)
4. Real Me (Vocal: Elliott)
5. A Child’s Eyes (Vocal: Agnew) 
6. Time Machine (Vocal: Agnew)
7. Man With Nothing to Lose (Vocal: Elliott)
8. Two Tickets to the Afterlife (Vocal: Elliott)
9. The Council of Purgatory (Vocal: Agnew)
10. All the Lonely Souls (Reprise)
11. Greetings From the Other Side (Vocal: Elliott)
12. New World (Vocal: Elliott)
 
Produced, mixed & mastered by Sean Elliott and Alfie Agnew at Hollydale Studios, Fullerton, California; March 2019-March 2020
 
All songs by Professor and the Madman
 
Alfie Agnew: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, horn, tea kettle
Sean Elliott: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, horns, bamboo
Paul Gray: Bass guitar
Rat Scabies: Drums and percussion

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Hangtime Releases New Video For “Too Many Days” From Their Next EP, “Destroy” Out September 2020

Format: Digital

Label: DIY

Location: Toronto, ON

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Rick Burns – Vocals/Guitar
  • Warren Gregson – Vocals/Guitar
  • Dan Scicchitano – Bass
  • Enzo Suppa – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Too Many Days

Sounds Like: Aimless Again, Dorkatron, The Livermores, Penske File, and the Mazlows

Check out the new video from Hangtime, “Too Many Days”. This track will be on their new EP “Destroy” which drops in September 2020!

Check out our album review below from 6/7/2019! https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/06/17/cpra-music-news-toronto-punks-hangtime-release-new-ep-invasion/

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From The Specials – Neville Staple Band Releases New Single & Video For “Lockdown” Via Cleopatra Records

Photo by John Coles

If there’s one thing good that has come out of the Corona Virus pandemic it’s been some great new music. Today we bring you a new single and video release, “Lockdown” from 2Tone Legend, Neville Staple (The Specials, Fun Boy Three, Special Beat)

Artwork By Sugary Staple

With a sound similar to The Specials fantastic track, “Ghost Town”. This track will get you moving. I’m picking this one up on 7″.

“Sugary came up with the idea to write a song about the lockdown, which, at first, was a very fast-stomping ska track. We then realised that it was too fun and happy a tune for the theme. Most of us have been quite down about the whole virus thing, so we decided to take it on a more sweet but moody 2Tone reggae route, in a similar vein to ‘Ghost Town’, with some music we had worked on previously with Sledge (Steve Armstrong),” says Neville Staple.

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Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/1s2wuLNQ3q4wsvq7tOUfVh
iTunes https://music.apple.com/gb/album/lockdown-single/1515072018  
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lockdown/dp/B0894K4G1Q

MDC Frontman Dave Dictor & Grimace Records Re-Release 1984’s Legendary P.E.A.C.E. Comp For Mutual Aid Disaster Relief’s Fight Against The Corona Virus

News Release From Grimace Records:

“GRIMACE RECORDS Re-releases the epic 1984 The International P.E.A.C.E. compilation to benefit Mutual Aid Anarchist organization Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. Who are working on the ground to fight the corona virus. www.mutualaiddisasterrelief.org

Just by listening to the online Grimace Records P.E.A.C.E Compilation Spotify playlist you are supporting the fight against the spread of the corona virus.

Link to playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7lKKrQqCrJ055t2TE8r7s4?si=svksmum3RJC3dIipWDWZ5A

Commonly referred to as the P.E.A.C.E. compilation, first released in 1984 by R Radical Records, the label run by MDC frontman Dave Dictor in association with San Francisco Bay Area punk fanzine Maximumrocknroll. The “P.E.A.C.E.” in the album title is an acronym for “Peace, Energy, Action, Cooperation, Evolution.” This record documents the state of Reagan-era hardcore, just before the popularity of extreme music spread into popular culture.

In celebration of 40 years of Hardcore, this release has bands from around the world in what was a mammoth task. “It was so exciting to connect punks around the world. There was no internet, we had to show up and find others. These are the pioneering hardcore political punk bands that forged the way for so many growing punk scenes around the world.”

Per Dave Dictor MDC – (Millions Of Dead Cops)

““I have released the PEACE-War Compilation again with Grimace Records. Franco Mares, MDC – Millions Of Dead Cops MDC bassist and political punk father, Tim Yohannan, the founder of Maximum Rocknroll Radio and Zine (the Epicenter Record Store and Venue and the @924 Gilman Street Music Project.) I wanted to give newer generations another chance to catch the music and the collective experience of bands and people working together for a project to raise money for what we felt were dedicated groups.For the first PEACE-War Compilation, we sent off the money to Anti Nuclear Groups such as the Clamshell Alliance, the Great Peace March in 1986 that MDC participated in, to the Greenham Women’s Peace Group. Also included have been @Greenpeace, the @Sea Shepherd Global,  Food Not Bombs (Global)(They’re still going strong! We all will miss the 40th Anniversary of this 40-year proponent of free vegan sharing), for Seeds of Peace, an activist soup kitchen supporting protesters in Mercury Nevada, Big Mountain, Navajo groups fighting Uranium Mining and who are now fighting fracking on Navajo land, Tractors For Nicaragua (food aid), the African National Congress(fighting Apartheid at the time). @Global Wildlife Federation, the Orangutan Project, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).”

Track List:

1984 2-LP release
Side A

No. Title Artist/Country Length

  1. “Up Against a Wall” Articles of Faith (USA) 2:07
  2. “Endless Blockads for the Pussyfooter” G.I.S.M. (Japan) 3:44
  3. “Ashes to Ashes” Neon Christ (USA) 1:41
  4. “Schluter’s Kabinet” Kalashnikov (Denmark)[nb 4] 1:46
  5. “Time Will Tell” Cause for Alarm (USA) 2:08
  6. “No U.S.A.” Local Disturbance (Netherlands) 2:42
  7. “Honour’s Calling” Unwarranted Trust (Canada) 3:11
  8. “Finirà mai?” (It Will Never End?) Wretched (Italy)[nb 5] 1:10
  9. “Drop the A-Bomb on Me” 0DFx (USA) 0:21
  10. “Here Come the Cops” The Afflicted (USA) 2:15
  11. “Inutile trionfo” (Useless Triumph) Declino (Italy) 1:31
  12. “I Hope You Get Drafted” Dicks (USA) 1:27
  13. “Arms Race” BGK (Netherlands) 1:11
  14. “It’s You” Crass (UK) 2:03
    Side B
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  15. “Swastika Ratss” Upright Citizens (West Germany) 1:36
  16. “Banana Split Republic” False Prophets (USA) 4:04
  17. “Kärnvapen Attack” (Nuclear Attack) Mob 47 (Sweden) 1:20
  18. “Face Down in the Dirt” Offenders (USA) 1:27
  19. “Sbarre” (Bars) Contrazione (Italy) 1:32
  20. “So Much Hate” S.C.U.M. (Canada) 1:40
  21. “Viejos patéticos” (Pathetic Old Men) Los Violadores (Argentina) 1:37
  22. “Sometimes” Deadlock (Netherlands) 1:34
  23. “Will It Ever End?” P.P.G. (USA) 0:57
  24. “Peace of What?” Trash (USA) 1:22
  25. “Police Brutality” Vicious Circle (Australia) 2:12
  26. “Gartlands Pit” Condemned to Death (USA) 1:09
  27. “Non mi dire” (Don’t Tell Me) Negazione (Italy) 1:27
  28. “America the Beautiful” D.O.A. (Canada) 2:21
    Side C
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  29. “Snap” D.R.I. (USA) 1:12
  30. “Jump Back” Porno Patrol (West Germany) 2:05
  31. “Drop Out” Treason (USA) 2:20
  32. “Abortos” (Abortions) Shit S.A. (Spain) 2:04
  33. “Silence” Septic Death (USA) 1:33
  34. “Life of Punishment” Cheetah Chrome and the Motherfuckers (Italy) 2:40
  35. “No mai” (Never) Peggio Punx (Italy) 1:20
  36. “An Uneasy Peace” (early version) The Proletariat (USA) 3:14
  37. “From Protest to Resistance” Conflict (UK)[nb 6] 2:37
  38. “Battlefield (Nightmare)” The Iconoclast (USA) 1:54
  39. “Pay for Shit” Pandemonium (Netherlands) 1:03
  40. “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go ‘Round” Dead Kennedys (USA) 4:18
  41. “Skorbut” (Scurvy) Boskops (West Germany) 2:11
    Side D
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  42. “Rats” Subhumans (UK)[nb 7] 3:19
  43. “Peace Officer” White Lie (USA) 1:17
  44. “R.A.T./Pentagone” Wargasm (Netherlands) 1:58
  45. “Four More Hours” Slaughterhouse 4 (USA) 1:09
  46. “Finale” Execute (Japan) 1:36
  47. “Reagan Youth” Reagan Youth (USA) 1:18
  48. “The Man Goes On” Impact (Italy) 1:33
  49. “100 Million People Dead” Butthole Surfers (USA) 2:41
  50. “Ataque” (Attack) Kangrena (Spain) 1:09
  51. “Will Amerika” Porcelain Forehead (Canada) 2:26
  52. “No Mercy, No War” Barely Human (USA) 2:48
  53. “Contro la pace, contro la guerra” (Against the Peace, Against the War) RAF Punk (Italy) 4:02
  54. “Moment by Moment/Exiled Shadows” Zenzile (South Africa)[nb 8] 2:11
  55. “Missile Destroyed Civilization” MDC (USA) 2:30
    1997 2-CD edition
    Disc 1

    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  56. “Up Against a Wall” Articles of Faith (USA) 2:07
  57. “Endless Blockads for the Pussyfooter” G.I.S.M. (Japan) 3:44
  58. “Ashes to Ashes” Neon Christ (USA) 1:41
  59. “Schluter’s Kabinet” Kalashnikov (Denmark) 1:46
  60. “Time Will Tell” Cause for Alarm (USA) 2:08
  61. “No U.S.A.” Local Disturbance (Netherlands) 2:42
  62. “Honour’s Calling” Unwarranted Trust (Canada) 3:11
  63. “Finirà mai?” (It Will Never End?) Wretched (Italy) 1:10
  64. “Drop the A-Bomb on Me” 0DFx (USA) 0:21
  65. “Here Come the Cops” The Afflicted (USA) 2:15
  66. “Inutile trionfo” (Useless Triumph) Declino (Italy) 1:31
  67. “I Hope You Get Drafted” Dicks (USA) 1:27
  68. “Arms Race” BGK (Netherlands) 1:11
  69. “It’s You” Crass (UK) 2:03
  70. “Swastika Ratss” Upright Citizens (West Germany) 1:36
  71. “Banana Split Republic” False Prophets (USA) 4:04
  72. “Kärnvapen Attack” (Nuclear Attack) Mob 47 (Sweden) 1:20
  73. “Face Down in the Dirt” Offenders (USA) 1:27
  74. “Sbarre” (Bars) Contrazione (Italy) 1:32
  75. “So Much Hate” S.C.U.M. (Canada) 1:40
  76. “Viejos patéticos” (Pathetic Old Men) Los Violadores (Argentina) 1:37
  77. “Sometimes” Deadlock (Netherlands) 1:34
  78. “Will It Ever End?” P.P.G. (USA) 0:57
  79. “Peace of What?” Trash (USA) 1:22
  80. “Police Brutality” Vicious Circle (Australia) 2:12
  81. “Gartlands Pit” Condemned to Death (USA) 1:09
  82. “Non mi dire” (Don’t Tell Me) Negazione (Italy) 1:27
  83. “America the Beautiful” D.O.A. (Canada) 2:21
  84. “Snap” D.R.I. (USA) 1:12
  85. “Jump Back” Porno Patrol (West Germany) 2:05
  86. “Drop Out” Treason (USA) 2:20
  87. “Abortos” (Abortions) Shit S.A. (Spain) 2:04
  88. “Silence” Septic Death (USA) 1:33
    Disc 2
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  89. “Life of Punishment” Cheetah Chrome and the Motherfuckers (Italy) 2:40
  90. “No mai” (Never) Peggio Punx (Italy) 1:20
  91. “An Uneasy Peace” (early version) The Proletariat (USA) 3:14
  92. “From Protest to Resistance” Conflict (UK) 2:37
  93. “Battlefield (Nightmare)” The Iconoclast (USA) 1:54
  94. “Pay for Shit” Pandemonium (Netherlands) 1:03
  95. “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go ‘Round” Dead Kennedys (USA) 4:18
  96. “Skorbut” (Scurvy) Boskops (West Germany) 2:11
  97. “Rats” Subhumans (UK) 3:19
  98. “Peace Officer” White Lie (USA) 1:17
  99. “R.A.T./Pentagone” Wargasm (Netherlands) 1:58
  100. “Four More Hours” Slaughterhouse 4 (USA) 1:09
  101. “Finale” Execute (Japan) 1:36
  102. “Reagan Youth” Reagan Youth (USA) 1:18
  103. “The Man Goes On” Impact (Italy) 1:33
  104. “100 Million People Dead” Butthole Surfers (USA) 2:41
  105. “Ataque” (Attack) Kangrena (Spain) 1:09
  106. “Will Amerika” Porcelain Forehead (Canada) 2:26
  107. “No Mercy, No War” Barely Human (USA) 2:48
  108. “Contro la pace, contro la guerra” (Against the Peace, Against the War) RAF Punk (Italy) 4:02
  109. “Moment by Moment/Exiled Shadows” Zenzile (South Africa) 2:11
  110. “Missile Destroyed Civilization” MDC (USA) 2:30

CPRA fully supports Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. I am so excited to listen to this entire playlist over and over again. Please wear a mask to #Stopthespread

Pop Punks Stray The Course Release New Single From Quarantine, “Between The Walls” And It Will Give You The Feels

Way back in 2018 CPRA first checked out Denver’s Stray The Course. I have been a fan ever since. While their music sounds happy and go free. It’s actually full of depth unlike some of their predecessors. I’m looking at you New Found Glory! I kid of course.

So to my delight the band dropped a new video yesterday for “Between The Walls”. This awesome track is just another amazing example of why we here at CPRA love them so much!

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Brazil’s End Of Pipe Releases Tribute Record To 90’s Punk With “Mass Hysteria”, Featuring Guest Appearances By Mark Vecchiarelli And More!

Release Date:  June 1, 2020                          

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: 

Electric Funeral Records (Brasil)

Takeover Records (United States)

Mevzu Records (Turkey)

Location: Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Uirá Medeiros – Guitarra/Voz

Rafael Censi – Baixo

Victor Berretta – Bateria

Favorite Tracks: Mass Hysteria, Call Your Name, Memories, and 80 Shots

Per Bandcamp: “Mass Hysteria” has 10 songs, including the singles already mentioned, and brings together special guest appearances by iconic musicians such as Mark Vecchiarelli (Shades Apart), Frank Lacatena (Slap of Reality / The Sophomore Effort), Scott Hallquist (Ten Foot Pole / DC Fallout), Émilie Pnkmondon (50 Shades of Punk Rock / Excuse me mister) and Felix (Hardlife / Mallet / Kamikazes Refuse).

Sounds Like: NOFX, The Offspring, Bricheros, Pennywise, and The Vandals


As COVID-19 and government corruption race across the globe. I felt like today would be a good day to highlight some awesome underdogs from Brazil. End Of Pipe may have formed in 2006, but their 90’s punk sound continues into 2020. On June 1rst 2020, the band dropped their latest release, “Mass Hysteria”.  Oh and today Bandcamp is donating all fees made from purchases to change and racial justice programs today! So be sure to make a purchase! So let’s check out “Mass Hysteria”.

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The title track, “Mass Hysteria” is up first. This song reminds me of Bad Religion’s, ground breaking “Suffer” album. Everything on this song kicks ass. Medeiros’s vocals sound like a young Greg Graffin, while the guitar shreds 90’s like chords. Berretta’s drums are like a riptide and lead an angry revolution with Censi’s bass lines. This track has a guest appearance from Felix from Hardlife / Mallet / Kamikazes Refuse.

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The next track is “80 Shots” and encapsulates the Black Lives Matter message, “Society is deeply rooted in systematic racism”. It also features Emillie Plamondon, from 50 Shades of Punk Rock / Excuse me mister.  I could go on about this forever, but the message is simple. We MUST stamp out racism in all forms and end police brutality. “80 Shots” is a fantastic song with powerful lyrical content.

“They did not order to stop it
Did they want to kill a man or our entire humanity?
They had no chance to survive
The old racist way of shooting first and asking later”

Would I be an asshole if I said I chose my punk rock family over my own personal family? Well if that’s the case I am indeed an asshole. Our punk rock family has always been there during the worst of times and fits perfectly with the next song, “Choose Your Family”. I bet you will be singing along quickly with this catchy number. Medeiros kills it again on vocals. “Chance For The World” follows brilliantly with some chaotic 90’s chords, and excellent bass lines. 

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The next song, “Lost Cause” features a guest appearance by Mark Vecchiarelli  from Shades Apart.The guitar absolutely shreds on this track. It has a classic 90s skate punk sound. This is one of my personal favourite tracks. Scott Hallquist from Ten Foot Pole / DC Fallout guest appears on the next song, “Call My Name”. 

This is my overall favorite song! It strays the line of great melodic hardcore, yet retains a great pop punk style. The last song is, “Memories”. This one feels dark, yet the chorus provides a gleam of hope. The gang vocals on this one really stick out for me. The work on guitar is super impressive.

Overall End Of Pipe’s, “Mass Hysteria” is an excellent album packed with everything I love about 90s punk rock. The melodic hardcore mixed with occasional metal riff is a blast to listen to. Don’t delay pick this one up and also help Bandcamp support racial injustice at the same time. You can buy this album here, https://endofpipe.bandcamp.com/. Also if your band would like to tour South America contact Uirá Medeiros with Foreign Bands On Tour!

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Mass Hysteria 

80 Shots

Get Alive

The Secret

Running Away 

Choose your family

Chance for the world

Lost Cause

Call my name

Memories 

Links:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/endofpipe/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/endofpipe/

Website – https://www.endofpipe.com.br/

CPRA Playlist – https://youtu.be/l6XEUh8j4HM

Hardcore Thrashers ATD Release “A Total Disappointment” Via Kinda Cool Records, Cue My Blood Pressure Rise

Release Date:  May 29, 2020                          

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Kinda Cool Records

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Ben / Joe / Marco / Dave / Dan

Favorite Tracks: Boomerang Kids, Spies Among Us, Gaslighting, Poverty Row, and many more

Sounds Like: Dead Kennedys, Protected Left, Chew Thru, The Corps, Anti-Flag, and The Shell Corp


Get the record here!

Vancouver punks ATD aka A Total Disappointment dropped their first self titled release today via Kinda Cool Records. Why did I decide to checkout ATD? Well I’m fucking pissed as many of us are. George Floyd was murdered by those who swore to protect and serve. The world watched as cowards in uniform held George to his death. I really didn’t want to write about this today, but I’m boiling. This morning as I pursued the headlines my anger and blood pressure rose. I decided instead to escape into music with ATD’s, “A Total Disappointment”.

The first track is “Slipt” comes in fast, with some wicked drums. They remind me of being a kid and skating my ass off. There’s a sense of unity while the guitar busts out a quick change up. Next up is another amazing track, “Boomerang Kids”. Holy shit is this track fast as hell! 

The next track is my favorite off the record and is called, “Spies Among Us”. This sounds so much like the Dead Kennedys. From the onset of the intro to the lead singer’s Jello-like voice. The lyrics on the song are not only scary, but sadly true. We are spied on everywhere we go. Our phones listen to our conversations so later they can recommend, “The best burger in town”. How long before “Minority Report” becomes the real deal?

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If you’re at the protests today wear a mask and sunglasses. Don’t get added to their list! The next tune is “Curmudgeonly Lighthouse Keeper”. It’s really heavy on bass, sounding a bit like the early Cro-Mags or Gorilla Biscuits. Another favorite follows with, “Moonlight Clan”. It speaks of the dangers of capitalism and materialism. This track feels like another kick ass nod to the Dead Kennedys.

Pic by Micheal Elliott-Golding

“Gaslighting” is next and times out at a massive 1:32! Speaking of that I’m gonna add this to my list of favorite songs under 2 minutes. “Poverty Row” follows with Bouncing Souls like charge. I feel like many of us can relate to this track.

“I’ve got my rights, my human rights.
But without fair pay I can’t make rent today.
I won’t lose sight, but still I know,
I’m living on Poverty Row.”

I remember when my daughter was little, spending my last few dollars on getting her fed, while I went hungry that night. Our society panders to those with cash and throws everyone else in the gutter. This track needs a music video! “Let Down” is next up. This track feels like a tribute to all of us who feel like we let down our friends and family. It’s yet another pogo worthy track. I love the chorus!

Photo by Bob Hanham

Sometimes we need a push to do something great. Maybe it’s a friend’s advice, a job loss, a fucking ruthless pandemic, or just a kick in the ass. “Good Things” is next and is exactly the kick in the ass we need right now. It follows the fast and rhythmic tone of the record. I really want this on vinyl now! “Peak Paranoia” is next and has some awesome guitar riffs. The “Whoas” were unexpected, yet seem to fit perfectly. 

“Teenage Vanities” follows its fast and crazy and clocks in at a massive 16 seconds! Sadly the last track is next. “Bunk Monk” is a direct fuck you to organized religion. It reminds me of the TV show, “Father Ted” from the 90’s. The head priest of the region was an evil bastard of a man and definitely a “Bunk Monk”. The track may be referring also to the 39 men who committed suicide in the name of their cult in 1997. 

In reflection, ATD’s “A Total Disappointment” is a fantastic record. The mix of hardcore, metal, and thrash are like entering your first punk show all over again. As you see above I posted a quote from Mr Rogers. Music helps me through some of the hardest times. I sure hope it will help you too. I highly recommend you grab this one on vinyl before they sell out! You can check them out here, https://kindacoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-total-disappointment

Track List (Per Bandcamp)
Slipt
Boomerang Kids
Spies Among Us
Curmudgeonly Lighthouse Keeper
Moonlight Clan
Gaslighting
Poverty Row
Let Down
Good Things
Peak Paranoia
Teenage Vanities
Bunk Monk

Links:

A Total Disappointment

Previous releases: https://total.bandcamp.com/

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/atdvan/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/a_total_disappointment

CPRA Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAHReU2iGck3MJt3v-V9CRGp9iEdodsy6

Kinda Cool Records

Previous releases: KindaCoolRecords.com 

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kindacoolrecords/ 

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/kindacoolrecords/ 

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20 Bands Joined Together To Wish Joey Ramone A Happy Birthday, With The Release Of “Ramonescore Brigade” Out Now!

Joey Picture courtesy of Image is in Flickr set “rock photography 1982-1987”

Release Date:  May 15, 2020                        

Format: Physical (Exclusive 12″ pink and green splatter on clear vinyl record”)

Label: Mom’s Basement Records, Mom’s Cellar Dwellers, Waterslide Records and Council Pop Records 


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On May 19, 1951 a legend was born in Forest Hills, NY, NY. On what would be Joey Ramone’s 69th birthday, 20 bands got together to release a Ramonescore comp called “Ramonescore Brigade. Three awesome labels, Mom’s Basement Records/Mom’s Cellar Dweller, Waterslide Records, and Council Pop Records got together to release this kick ass record on vinyl. It is currently sold out so I suggest you hit them up and ask to make a purchase. Denver locals The Bricheros are also on the record with “Narcoleptic Youth”. 

So head over to https://www.facebook.com/Council-pop-records-109067017440230/ and see if you can place an order!

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Side Hey
Johnny Terrien & The Bad Lieutenants – I Lost My Mind
McBain – When I Was Old
Atoms – Pre-Teen Coke Fiend
Evil O’Brians – I Wanna Be Dumb
Follow Ups – Hey Yo (Ballad Of Razor Ramon)
Fil McRackin & The Hens – Great Eggspectations
Black Russians – A Blaze In The Soviet Sky
Softcrime – Skip The Punk Rock Show
Radio Blast – Dog In The Window
Tarleks – Silver Machine

Side Ho
Barbecuties – Wearing Thin
Yodees – Loony
Radio Buzzkills – Without A Trace
Prozacs – We Wanna Rock
Kobanes – Dilemma
Mean Black Cat – Don’t Sell It (Don’t Give It Away)
Anderson Stingrays – I Don’t Wanna Be A Vampire
Heart Alarms – Digging In My Heart
Bricheros – Narcoleptic Youth
Sad Sally – F.L.N

Links:

Mom’s Cellar Dwellers Contact Info 

Email – Momsbasementrecords@gmail.com

Webstore – www.momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com

Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/MomsBasementRecords/

Instagram – @momsbasementrecords 

Twitter – @momsrecs

Waterslide Records Contact Info 

Website address – http://watersliderecords.com/

Email address – info@watersliderecords.com

Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/WaterslideRecords/

Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/wsonigiri

Council pop records contact info

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Council-pop-records-109067017440230/

Webstore – https://council-poprecords.bandcamp.com/

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