Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Misfits

What would Halloween be like without The Misfits?

See Also.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Spermbirds

Continuing with the thread of European Hardcore bands, The Spermbirds were formed by American GIs stationed in Germany (which explains the lyrics to "Die Sgt. Landrey.")

Here are some clips.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I Refuse It!

While on the topic of Italian Hardcore, I also appreciate I Refuse It! (Some English language, but mostly Italian). They released a split LP with Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers and a single on the P.E.A.C.E./War compilation.

Also Here are some rare European punk MP3s.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Raw Power

Raw Power is among my favorite European Hard Core bands, and my second favorite Italian (English language) act after Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers. Their energy level, including their remarkable 2000 release Trust Me, is astounding and good for fighting. They appear to be basically a DIY (which obviously appeals). If you like hardcore, you'll love Raw Power.

Here are a few free MP3s.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Vandals Play Sadr City

The Vandals were in Sadr City! I wonder if they played "Anarchy Burger?" If you think you're free, try going into a deli and urinating on the cheese! (Or some such.)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dr. Know

Dr. Know is one of the better known Nardcore bands from Oxnard, CA. Their singer Brandon Cruz replaced Jello Biafra during 2001 - 2003, and toured with the Dead Kennedys. Their music is some of the finer Southern California hardcore around. A former college roomate once told me, during a show in Colorado Springs in the 1980s, that they ignored a police order to disburse and started a riot with their song "Fist Fuck."