Saturday, June 30, 2012

"College Rock"

It's funny what was considered "college rock." Before Dave Matthews Band.

R.E.M. - Document. AKA Music. Bargain bin.


Hatebreed lost me pretty early in their career. Under the Knife, the two splits and the Victory LP are fantastic. But I couldn't get into anything after that.

I don't know if it was a symptom of my tastes at the time, or if the newer (post-1997) stuff wasn't great.

Am I missing anything? Should I check it out again?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I've long championed this era of Dischord releases. I think they often get overlooked. They don't seem to have gone through a similar revival in interest that some of the "weird era" Revelation bands have.

Circus Lupus - Solid Brass. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

"New" Releases: Go Buy It

Amanda Mair

Box Set

Every time I see the Galaxie 500 box set for sale and don't buy it, I regret it almost immediately.

One of these days I'll follow through.

Galaxie 500 - Fourth of July. Used.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fill Me In

Extinction. I know nothing. I saw the Catalyst logo and grabbed it. All I gathered from the insert is that they were from Illinois.

I could ask Adeet. Maybe I will.

Extinction - Enemy of the People. Mike. Used.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blinded By Nostalgia

This record should be terrible on so many levels. Lyrics. Music. Recording quality. Vocals. But I loved it from the moment I heard it. And continue to do so.

I know I posted this before. You can't post it too much.

Green Rage - Disinfect. Mike. Used.

Another DB23

Another Dead By 23 release. By another band I don't really know anything about.

The Final Plan - Dead End Nights. Mike. Used.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I uploaded two items named "Star." I forgot to label the links. I'm hoping this is Primal Scream.

If not, enjoy your Erasure.

Primal Scream - Star. Used.


Maybe I'm way off base here. But I'm going with it.

I am often surprised by how little rap/hip hop has come out of Philadelphia. And I am by no means discounting the output of Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Bahamadia, The Roots, Eve, The Goats and even Will Smith.

Maybe there is a huge subculture I am unaware of. I'm thirty-five, so there's a very good chance of that. But in the absence of that I like to think the recent success and popularity of Meek Mill will inspire and open doors for more Philadelphia artists.

Beanie Sigel - The Truth. Used.

New Project

This band is good. Real good. And real underrated.

But nowhere close to the greatness that was Christie Front Drive.

Antarctica - 81:03 (Disc 1) (Disc 2). AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Harvest - Transitions.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

First Favorite

This is still my favorite H2O release. Nothing else has really caught my ear.

They were always a fun band to see live though.

H2O - Seveninch. eBay. Used.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


My memory is probably fuzzy. But some time in 1995 I remember going to a house show in Philadelphia with Despair, Frail, Chokehold and some other bands.

The police stopped it before it even began. Which is a shame. Because that was a pretty great 1995 lineup.

Despair - Kill. Mike. Used.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Know What?

I don't know much about Conviction beyond the seven inch being on Watermark. And since it's on Watermark, it's a "must own."

I'm sure someone can fill in the blanks.

Conviction. Mike. Used.

"New" Releases: Go Buy It

Whip/Chains - Master/Slave. Deathwish Inc. New.

Mixed Bag

I've taken a lot of crap for my position that "At thirty-five I find I'd much rather listen to Pearl Jam over Nirvana."

I have some support. But it really fires some people up.

Pearl Jam - Ten. Used.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Animal rights imagery. Check.

Eco-title. Check.

Culture - Deforestation. Mike. Used.


I'm generally not a fan of "acoustic" releases.

But this one works for me.

Reunion Musing

I would be incredibly excited for a Despair reunion. I don't think there are many people who would be. Although I like to think we're a silent majority.

But with the continued success with Terror I realize it will never happen.

Despair - As We Bleed. Mike. Used.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


It was sort of strange when Keith Flint decided to become a demon.

Prodigy - Breathe. Used.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hail To the Chief

Presidential names were all the rage. Hoover. Lincoln. Roosevelt.

Culture/Roosevelt. Mike. Used.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I have nothing to say. I'm just trying to post this before work.

Pop Will Eat Itself - The Looks Or The Lifestyle. Used.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

More Than "Get Money"

It is. It is so much more than just "Get Money." Trust me.

Or don't. Maybe I was giving it too much credit when I wrote that this morning. But I'm going with it.

Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Conspiracy. Used.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dead By 23

I wouldn't mind getting copies of every Dead By 23 release. Not every version. But at least one of each. I can't imagine it costing me too much money. I'm probably underestimating that.

Damage II - Broken Bloodlines. Mike. Used.

Taste In Molko

Taste in men. Women. Androgyny.

Placebo - Taste In Men. Used.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Long Haul

My Dinosaur Jr knowledge prior to Where You Been is embarrassingly limited. I'm working on it.

Dinosaur Jr - Where You Been. Used.