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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sick Pleasure

Sure Sick Pleasure have only a split 12" and a 7" to their name, but that's not too bad for a group that didn't really release anything while they were actually together. After disbanding, 3/4 went on to Code Of Honor while Niki Siki (I've seen his name spelled so many ways) went on to Verbal Abuse. I remember seeing VA open for Samhain although at that point they were "Verbal Abuse" rather than THE Verbal Abuse. Maybe that's why there were 32 people there and the club wouldn't even turn the heat on. I debated posting this record given the recent reissue of the Code Of Honor material and the fact that I've heard rumors that the same might happen with the Sick Pleasure tunes so I'm only offering up a few tracks from 1982's 12", but one of them you can listen to over and over and not get sick of. "Three Seconds Of Pleasure" defines snotty nihilism, and no one does a punk rock pick slide better than Mike Fox.
Three Seconds Of Pleasure
Sick Pleasure

Kill From The Heart is such a great site that I stole the scan from 'em.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Urban Assault

San Francisco. 1982. Fowl Records, home of the great (& completely juvenile) FU82 7" and the mighty Verbal Abuse LP. Hard to come up with much more than that when the band info consists of first names (Dagar, Kevin, Victoria, and James). That's the punk thing to do I guess, no last names. Seems a lot of records are that way. However, this guy recorded the 7" so I'll send you to his site so you can marvel at all the great bands he got to work with, including engineering and co-producing one of my all time favorites- Condemned To Death's Diary Of A Love Monster. Here's Urban Assault's self-titled 7" from 1982. I think my favorite track is "Join The Army" since you just can't go wrong with a nice "go to hell" yelled at the end of a punk song-
Urban Assault
Shock Value
Join The Army
Product Of Society

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Generation X

The other day my ladyfriend/main squeeze/new wife needed some jeans so we ended up at the Old Navy, mainly because they seem to be cheaper than most of the other new item retailers. I mean if some child is going to get paid ten cents an hour in Sri Lanka, the least the store can do is pass some of that savings along to me- right? So I'm walking around the (incredibly bright) store and The Clash comes on their in store preprogrammed music system thing followed by Generation X's 100 Punks Rule. My initial (kneejerk lameass why do corporations have to co-opt all the cool stuff) reaction of disgust quickly dissipated once I realized that 1) Neither of these bands were exactly the epitome of what I would call underground in their day, and 2) I could be forced to listen to Hootie and the Blowfish or Dave Matthews instead (although I admit to having a bit of a soft spot for "Crash" and "The Space Between", sue me). However, if Bum Kon comes on in a Gap store I'm leaving. I've got to draw the line somewhere.
Here's a Generation X demo 7" that I think is a bootleg-
Your Generation
Save My Life
Ready Steady Go

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Soldiers Of Fortune

This post is definitely lacking information. There's no address anywhere on the record so I can't tell you where they are from, and the band members use pseudonyms like "Roto Tiller" and "Mr. Lizard" so I have no idea if they played in any other bands. What I can tell you is that the purpose of this post is to fill a request via the (defunct?) Punk Records mp3 blog from the guitar player of SOF himself, so I'm hoping he can give us some background information. There's a diversity of sound on this 12" from the (slight) Personality Crisis vibe of the opening track to the nice surf/East Bay Ray feel of American Dream (my favorite track). I think if you listen through a few times you may enjoy it, however some of you might think its not punk enough (like I care). One of the best things about this record is the claim that it was "solely financed with funds derived from illegal sources". I'd like to know if there's any truth behind that statement Bill! From 1982-
Tell You Straight
American Dream
Movie Monster
Psycho 6-12