Label: Smoke Seven Records - SMK7-104 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hardcore, Punk
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If you think we do, take a look at what there is. Absolute dogshit. This thing is a straight up banger — Angry Youth - Genocide* / MIA* - Last Rites For Genocide And MIA their best thing — reminds me of Burning Spirits style hardcore punk from Japan especially those ripping leads! Just excellent. Never really surges past a mid-tempo and for old Canadian heads it tugs at the nostalgic strings of Deja Voodoo, but Rata Negra are much more accomplished musicians.
Firstly this:. Absolutely a good record that is rooted in hardcore punk, but still has enough new flair for lack of a better word to keep it fresh. I did mention that I would link up the Hamilton Punk History walks people who operate under the moniker Punk City Hamilton and are available on Instagram — they do quarterly events at least and are probably cooking up several other interesting and worthwhile projects.
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With all that said, Portland Sunshine Reggae - Funkstar De Luxe - Best Hits & Remixes a beautiful city, surrounded by some of the most picturesque nature, but it is absolutely fucked to get around by car.
This was a different trip for us as we typically are on our own and beholden to no one else. Oh yeah, everyone telling you it rains all the time was true for our visit — except for the day we arrived and the day we left.
Maybe we brought the rain? Sorry, Portland. I was lucky enough to hit up five different stores in my time in Portland. Each had their own niche and were all worth visiting for punk and hardcore — except Tomorrow which was overpriced for almost all the stuff I was looking for.
Next time! Landfill is definitely one of the first types. Well worth it. Exiled had some deep cuts — but not as much stock as Landfill — worthwhile for a visit. Jackpot also has the Portland Record guide brochure, which gives you a sense of how spread out the city is, so if you hit it first you can grab that and probably have a killer time just browsing. Also, the brochure is not entirely comprehensive. Great selection online, but in their downtown store, I was underwhelmed with the selections.
Actually, I think the branch on Hawthorne was better…. So Portland is well known for the food trucks and we ate really well without breaking the bank.
Sizzle Pizza had a good metal quotient and the pizza was actually good New York style slices. Pok Pok was excellent thai food that was fairly priced for a highly regarded chef. Cascade Brewery had a great selection of sour beers holy shit, they were too many to choose from and each of them were great tasting.
Salt and Straw ice cream was good enough to visit twice. Almost every restaurant we went to had at least one vegetarian option, and often went beyond to have several vegetarian and vegan options.
So in short, Portland was as good as people had described? However the beer alone was worth it, so I might. This was a pretty quick one to put together. The more I listen to Roach, the more I might like David Michael Cass, Hill & Wiltschinsky Guitar Duo*, Stuart McDonald - Instrumental Christmas Volume. And my history with the Subhumans goes back to the beginning for sure.
I still like all of that, but find that those who have come after have left a bit of a bad taste for the genre exercise. The show was at the Horseshoe Tavern, which is a good room for sound. We arrived as Brutal Youth were starting their set — and they reminded me of a heavier Doughboys. Imagine the poppy punk songs with occasional palm muted power chords, and melodic vocals. Up next were Fea from San Antonio, on tour with the Subhumans.
Again, melodic punk, heavily influenced by Dangerhouse Records Alley Cats, The Bags bands — would definitely be in familiar territory with a lot of the more melodic Southern Californian bands.
While they were perfectly competent musically, and generated some head nods and Shoulder Holster - Morcheeba - The Platinum Collection few boisterous individuals looking to slamdance throughout the audience, nothing they could have done could really have moved the majority of the crowd to more than polite acceptance. With all that said, Fea definitely put in a set that was worth listening too, if a touch too long.
Finally, Subhumans set up, and fire up a set including only a couple new songs. This is not a band that phones it in. Calling that out in may seem redundant, but at some point, someone has to introduce you to the point. The only thing about the set was that it indeed flew through the 50 minutes like it was a blink of the eye.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Nevertheless, it was a good Last Dance - Papa Wemba - Maitre DEcole (Rumba na Rumba), and if you were debating about seeing them on this tour thinking that they would be old and slowing down, that though should be dismissed immediately. Well worth the ticket price, especially if you like the band to begin with.
This is simply the hardest one of these yet, with it taking over a month extra of work it seems. Hammer City Records is a small record store in a basement, but well worth going to a show at. The place can be jam packed with people and that sort of ….
The place can be jam packed with people and that sort of intimacy can be overwhelming, it also makes shows there different than anywhere else in Hamilton. They sound like a punkier, more blown out version of The Middle Class mixed with songwriting of Blitz. Throw in the attitude of The Germs, and you can understand why they are popular.
Got into the main room as people headed for fresh air, and got a better spot for Muro. Energetic hardcore, with a maybe some classic Colombian punk influence thinking about I. By the end of the first song everyone was drenched with sweat.
Really, really a band not to miss. As important were the Ramones to punk worldwide, Teenage Head were similarly important to punk in Ontario, and all of Canada. Now the band themselves situate themselves as a bridge between the glam influenced sounds of the New York Dolls and The Dictators and VII. Waters Above - Benjamin Britten, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra*, Karel Ančerl - War Requiem / Sp Ramones — but heavily influenced by The Stooges.
And you can hear that, and a lot more on their first record. Each have Teenage Head emblazoned across the top of the cover. Flip them over and you get an immediate tell which version you have — the second pressing has a black boundary with the text moved into the black space around the picture. Well, that and the label is printed on the back.
More on that in a moment. The second pressing has no labelling. With the second pressing, they morph to a pink background, full colour label with the LP cover as the b-side label. Songs for both a and b side are listed on the a-side.
Third pressing is full colour label, but with Teenage Head logo and song listings. On the second, they substituted a generic plastic dust sleeve, with a two-sided single sheet with lyrics and pictures on one side, and merchandise and fan club information on the other.
The third pressing does the most by having a gatefold insert, with the outer sides representing the original insert, and the inside filled with more information about the band and the times. The second pressing resequenced the songs into a less effective running order I think. I understand the rationale, but Top Down is a much higher octane cut, faster and punchier. Definitely better. First: muted overall sound, quiet mix. This is mixed like a lot of classic rock.
The leads are as if they were a muted french horn. Song length is Second: rougher, dare I say punker version. Guitar leads punch you in the face. Backup vocals are more prominent, guitars are rougher, maybe a function of being louder.
Shorter song: Third: back to the original sound, Angry Youth - Genocide* / MIA* - Last Rites For Genocide And MIA with a better balanced mix, bringing back the leads. Back to the original song length: Almost as if you were hearing a live mix with the bass pushed forward. The vocals are very flat sounding, quite lifeless. Second: Retains some of the bass forwardness of the original. Third: Bass forward during the second verse and through the end of the song almost obscuring the guitars entirely.
Exit fade seems to happen in steps. First: Nothing more remarkable about the mix per se. Still bass forward, over the guitars in fact. While the bass runs are expertly done, the song really suffers without some guitars.
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