Monday, March 28, 2011

Terror On Tour

Terror On Tour

I found a VHS copy of this at Thrift Town in San Leandro, Ca. Just by looking at the cover I knew I had to see this film. The tag line from the back of the box says "The Clowns are a rock group on their way up the ladder of success. In their macabre makeup it is impossible to distinguish one from the other. Their incredible stage performance center around sadistic, mutilating theatrics and eventually real murders begin. The police are called in and consider the band members prime suspects until they realize the killings are occurring during their performances.

The search for the murderer begins ... and ends with the audience chanting, Kill, Kill, Kill!" I couldn't wait to get this home to watch it that night, but to my dismay there was a copy of Dances With Wolves (#2 of 2 tapes) inside. I was so bummed and began my search for a copy of Terror On Tour. Eventually I found and bought a complete copy and wasn't disappointed. Its not a blockbuster film or even a "good" film by most people's standards..... but I love it. You can watch the full film here via Youtube.


Lethal Noise Vol. 2


Lethal Noise Vol. 2

This is a tape compilation put out by Very Small Records in 1987. I grabbed this out of the free box at 924 Gilman along with a handful of other tapes because the lineup of bands is stellar. I later found out that there are less than 100 of these in existence. Featuring Stikky, Sewer Trout, Crimpshrine, Soup, The Lookouts, NOFX and many others, I was more than happy to own this. I immediately made myself a copy when I got home so I wouldn't wear the original out. The great cover art is by Jim Maclean who played bass and sang in Sewer Trout.

Here is the full lineup:
01. FORETHOUGHT: Going On Out There
02. RABID LASSIE: Contragate
03. RABID LASSIE: Rabid Lassie
04. STIKKY: Republican Children 05. STIKKY: On Top O' Da World 06. BASIC RADIO: There Is A Place 07. BASIC RADIO: Lone Helmet 08. SKIN YARD: Single File 09. SKIN YARD: Out Of The Attic 10. TOUCH ME HOOKER: It's So Easy 11. ROMPER ROOM REJECTS: Challenger 12. the NEW VULGARIANS: Rock & Ice 13. SEWER TROUT: Sewer Trout For President 14. SOUP: Control 15. SOUP: Resume' 16. the SWEET BABY JESUS: Baby I Love You 17. the SWEET BABY JESUS: At The Movies 18. the LOOKOUTS: Recycled Love 19. CRIMPSHRINE: Rearranged 20. the KOEL FAMILY: Florence 21. the KOEL FAMILY: Stab Stab Stab 22. SHORT DOGS GROW: Whirlwind 23. CORRUPTED MORALS: Big Man 24. CORRUPTED MORALS: Quality Control 25. NOFX: Bob Turkey 26. MOTO STILL BIRTH: Moto Still Birth 27. MOTO STILL BIRTH: Video Babies 28. FAKE STONE AGE: Big Fat Space Fever 29. ISOCRACY: Fack This


Lethal Noise Vol. 2

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Godstomper

Godstomper - Art Damaged Masochists Vol. 1

So i'm on my way home earlier with my mp3 player on shuffle when Godstomper comes on. I begin reminiscing about seeing them play all over the Bay Area when I realize that they have been going for 15 years. Thats quite a feat.... most bands don't even make it half as long. By now you probably know who they are and what they sound like, so I won't go into that. Here is their collection 2xCD called Art Damaged Masochists Vol. 1. which carries a hefty 105 tracks. That should be enough Godstomper to last you a long while.

Godstomper - Art Damaged Masochists Vol. 1

Digging

I'd like to introduce a new feature I'll have from time to time called "Digging Through The Demo Box". As you can probably tell from the name... I have a large box of cassettes that I've accumulated over the years. Some I bought, some were from when I was reviewing demos for 924 Gilman, some I have no idea how I got. I'll pull a tape at random and whatever comes out will be posted on here for your enjoyment or occasionally your displeasure. If you enjoy this you might also want to check out a great tape only blog called Terminal Escape. While we're sharing links to other blogs I should also mention that The Evil Eye will be back to regular posting by the end of the week. Check that blog out if you're into similar types of music I post, wrestling, horror, ect. Ok now on to the posts.....


Contention Of The Orders - S/T Demo

Contention Of The Orders was the name Dragbody had before they settled on Dragbody. I got this demo in the mail through a guy I used to trade tapes with. Hailing from Orlando, Fl I figured it could be decent. All I knew about the Florida music scene at the time was No Idea Records, Death Metal (Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, ect), and the band Discount. I didn't like Contention Of The Orders the first few time I listened to this tape. I thought the name was horrible, and when coupled with the metallic hardcore they played... it was just not up my alley at the time. Although I like both metal and hardcore, I thought they shouldn't be mixed. In all honesty this tape grew on me, and I do like and listen to this semi regularly now. Recommended if you like 90's metallic hardcore, or if you like Dragbody this would be a must download to complete your collection.

Contention Of The Orders - S/T Demo

I originally pulled out Bastard Sapling - Raw Rehearsal Demo but I posted that a while back. If you didn't get a chance to check it out, you should do so HERE.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari


The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene taken from a screenplay which was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is often considered one of the greatest horror movies of the early times. This movie is cited as having introduced the twist ending in cinema as well being among the first to use a frame story. You can watch the full film here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cypress Hill - S/T

Cypress Hill - S/T

By 1991 I was into punk and metal for just a couple years, which obviously meant listening to rap was taboo lest you get made fun of by other meaner/older punks. I'll never forget the first time I heard Cypress Hill's first single "How I Could Just Kill A Man". I immediately thought that these dudes were hard as shit and hated the "man" just as much as any self respecting punk. I was intrigued but just couldn't bring myself to buy a rap album, so I resorted to listening any time they'd come on the radio in whatever car I was in. In 1993 they were on the Judgement Night soundtrack, which opened the door to a little more rap in my listening rotation. In 1995 my friend Nick made me a tape with this album on one side and a mix on the other and THAT was when I really got into them. By that point I had heard their singles, and would often get the chorus of "Hand On The Pump" stuck in my head. How could you not.... "Sawed Off shotgun, hand on the pump//Left hand on a 40, puffin' on a blunt//Pumped my shotgun, niggas didn't jump//lala la la lala la laaaa". I listened to that tape so much I wore it out. So many great songs... Pigs, Ultraviolet Dreams, The Phunky Feel One, Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk, and more. Cypress Hill was one of the first I got into and still among my favorite rap groups. They opened my mind to other types of music besides what I was already into, or the country and "freedom rock" my family listened to. Now I'm passing it on to you. Its hard to believe that it will 20 years old this year.

Cypress Hill - S/T
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