I decided to do a little spring cleaning, and brought in about 50 records in to Curmudgeon Music, my favorite record shop. Here's what I got with my credit:
Brother Inferior- Six More Reasons
Brother Inferior- Anthem For Greater Salvation
I had a split 7" of theirs with NOTA, which I remembered liking. These 2 records were a dollar each, so I figured I'd check out more of their stuff. WOW, am I glad I did... The 7" is good, but the LP totally kills. Musically it reminds me of Crispus Attucks, fast old hardcore with lyrics about america, religion, women's rights, and various other social/political issues. I don't know much about this band really, but I want to know more.
What Happens Next?- the First Year
Had this stuff on vinyl for years, minus the comp tracks. Probably wouldn't normally have picked it up if I didn't have the credit. Figured I could lisen to it at work, and put it on my iPod this way. The CD just reminds me of how good WHN? was. I never got to see them live, which is a total bummer.
the Profits- USAtrocity
I was supposed to see them a few years ago, but their van broke down and they never made it until the show was over. The 7" is ok, not something I'd want to hold onto, or listen to over and over again. Crusty political punk with male/femal vocals, it's been done better before.
Bury the Living- s/t
Someone had recommended this band to me based on my post about Copout on 7inchpunk.com, since it has ex-members. Damn, this band's real real good. I'm gonna have to find more by them, it sounds like fast raw distorted old hardcore. Real real good shit here.
I don't know much about these guys either, but this 7" is like heavy southern rock. Not really into it
Pissed Jeans- Don't Need Smoke To Make Myself Disappear
This is their first record on Sub Pop Records, and it looks like all the other sub pop singles (even comes on piss yellow vinyl). I got into this band based on the members' previous bands (Ultimate Warriors, Gate Crashers, etc...), but this is a lot different. There's heavy parts, that are I guess kinda stoner rock-esque. I'd probably have to do drugs to fully appreciate this band, but I still think they're cool. All their previous releases took a while to grow on me, so I assume this will too, but right now it's just ok.
the Meatmen- Crippled Children Suck
The Meatmen is one of those bands you hear a lot about in terms of old school punk. I hadn't really heard much by them, but what I heard was ok. Picked this up and was kind of let down, the songs weren't too catchy and there was nothing that really grabbed me. I'll give it another chance, but as of now, I'm not too into it.
A.N.S.- the Pool LP
Picked this up when I saw them the other week. Visually the record looks great, with a senciled grip tape cover (which I assume is limited), and it sounds great too. There's a lot of bands doing the whole skate punk worship thing, but these guys do it probably the best. Sounds like bands like JFA and the Faction who were more surf guitar influenced, rather than DRI's metal guitar. There's some instrumental parts that are really cool, and there's lots of samples of skateboarding sounds. If you like skating and old skate punk, give em a whirl. They just got back from europe and are doing a full US tour next month.
Tonite I'm going to see Look Back and Laugh, who I'm really excited to see. I caught them last year and Pointless Fest and was blown away. Had the split with Dropdead previously, but after seeing them I ran to their merch table and got their 2 LPs and a shirt.