Category Archives: Punk

(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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(October 6, 2016): Food and Money – Ignorance is Cool …

From a 1982 collection of unreleased tunes known as, No Loafers.  It would be a perfect title for so many involved in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign if ignorance in a President were cool.  Pro tip – it’s not.  Food and Money … Continue reading

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(June 6, 2016): Toy Dolls – Drooling Banjos

From the 1993 album, Absurd-Ditties.  Punk rock with fun and wit. A spoof on the memorable instrumental from the movie Deliverance.  The Toy Dolls were on a break neck pace for 10+ year. This LP was the ninth in nine … Continue reading

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(February 16, 2016): The Consumers – Anti Anti Anti

From the 1995 album, All My Friends Are Dead.  As you might guess from the vibe, these song were recorded in a Phoenix demo studio contemporaneously with the emergence of punk in 1977.  Hard to find much on the band. … Continue reading

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(February 8, 2015): The Copyrights – Worn Out Passport

From the 2011 album, North Sentinel Island.  A band that hails from Carbondale, Illinois.  No longer sure how I wound up with an digital copy of this LP, the discogs info indicates that it was limited to a vinyl pressing of 1500 … Continue reading

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(January 7, 2015): X – Soul Kitchen

From the 1980 album, Los Angeles.   This debut LP by X was produced by Ray Manzarek (as well as the next three outings).  Manzarek also plays the organ on this cover from The Doors’ 1967 debut LP.  Exene Cervenka and John Doe … Continue reading

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(June 25, 2015): Peaches – You Love It (feat. Joan Jett)

From the 2006 album, Impeach My Bush.  Ever the provocateur, Merrill Nisker is one of the best at music full of explicit lyrics, double entendres, and gender politics.  Here she enlists Joan Jett to belt it out.

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