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Razorcake Podcast #649 with Mike Fournier

See this tree? It’s gone now. The root system was so close to the surface that we worried it’d fall either on our house of the neighbor’s. Rather than waiting for it, we were preventative.

Same thing with all this music. Rather than waiting for announcements, emails, I’m always snooping band pages looking for trouble. Seeking it out. Trying to be active, shake of the winter doldrums.

All right!
Xo
Mike F.
4/18/2018

Tracklisting:
Martha, “The Void” (Love Keeps Kicking LP)
Corrode, “The Burial” (Live At Dead Air 2019)
La Tuya, “Nothing Times Two”
Institute, “Dazzle Point” (Readjusting The Locks)
Rong, “Moving On” (digital single)
– – –
Tuffy, “Everybody’s Best Ex-Girlfriend”
Angry Cougars, “Stay In Your Lane! (self-titled single)
Priests, “Control Freak” (The Seduction of Kansas)
FCC, “BFH (Big Fat Heart)” (Seeya, dudes)
AwkWard, “Anti-” (In Progress)
– – –
Uranium Club, “Grease Monkey” (The Cosmo Cleaners)
Wire Lines, “Volume” (2019 demo)
Glazer, “Crystal Probe” (split w/ Spowder)
TK Echo, “Era” (digital single)
– – –
Pile, “The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller” (Green and Gray)

Amyl And The Sniffers Interview Podcast by Todd Taylor

Amyl And The Sniffers—live or on record—are like getting struck by lightning. You may not know what just happened, you may lose a shoe from the impact, but you won’t soon forget them.

A stark and brilliant contrast, a little bit out of nowhere, Melbourne’s Amyl And The Sniffers play the type of punk that’s primitive, sharp, and uncomplicated but incredibly effective. If you want difficult literature set to music, or music that needs to be explained, look elsewhere. If you crave live wire, chew toy-simple contemporary punk and want to sing along to songs about stolen bicycles, lost love, munchies, and self-empowerment, their songs will make your ears glow blue and your eyes to spring out of their sockets.

Due to their Australian pedigree, I hear a through-line of Cosmic Psychos, Bits Of Shit, Ooga Boogas, and early Eddy Current Suppression Ring with one important difference. This band-gang is fronted and led by a woman, Amy. There are more than just common punk weather patterns when Amy sings, “I’m not a loser.” As the backups kick in, The Sniffers form a united front and refrain, “She’s not a loser!” It’s 2019 and it sucks that Australia’s history of wonderful punk music has largely been bereft of strong female musicians. (Thankfully, this is changing.) What you hear and see of Amyl And The Sniffers is directly from their brains and fingers out into the world without the capitalism-calculated gloss and predatory slime of the music industry. Self-representation makes all the difference in the world.

Turning gutters into butter and lightning into electrifying music, say hello to Amyl And The Sniffers. They’re folks you can trust.

-Todd Taylor

Songs:

“I’m Not a Loser”
“Balaclava Lover Boogie,” both from the EP Big Attraction

Razorcake Podcast #648 with Thirsty Thursdays Presented By The Dollar Boys

Thirsty Thursdays, Presented by The Dollar Boys is a highly unorganized group of individuals who get together to play the best and worst of old and new, punk, hardcore, and god knows what else. Punk podcast. Come for the music, stay for the memories.

Tracklisting:
Uranium Club, “Man is the Loneliest Animal” The Cosmo Cleaners, Fashionable Idiots
– – –
Minds-R-Controlled, “Rational Man” Life Time EP, Step Change
MDC, “John Wayne Was a Nazi” Millions of Dead Cops, R. Radical
Big Baby, “Roommates” If You’re Not a Baby, You’re Too Old, Deli Boy
Man-Eaters, “Down and Out in Chinatown” Self-titled, Self-released
Kakka-Hätä-77, “Hamaan Haimatulehdukseen Asti” Kakkahätä Tappaa, Deaf Forever
– – –
Bird Strike, “The Hard One” Live at Golden Beat, A Major Effin’ Label!
Guitar Wolf, “Fireball Red” UFO Romantics, Munster
His Electric Blue Voice, “Sea Bug” Rutless Sperm, Sub Pop
RATIONS NOISE, “Litany for Hancock Airbase” Drone Struck Split LP, 86’d, Different Kitchen, Ersatz Reality, Farsot, Rad Girlfriend, Tor Johnson
– – –
Café Tacuba, “Pinche Juan” Self-titled
Wild Flag, “Something Came Over Me” Self-titled, Merge
Ancestors, “VII” Ancestors III, Youth Attack
Fuses, “A Long Way Down” Eastern Cities, Shit Sandwich
– – –
Struggle, “Cement” Self-Titled, Ebullition
One Many Army, “Old Songs” Last Word Spoken, Adeline

Razorcake Podcast #647 with Kurt Morris

On my last podcast, I put together songs that start out albums. For this one I decided to put together songs that are the final tracks on albums. The last track can really make a difference on how one views the album as a whole, especially for those of us who like to listen to albums all the way through. A lackluster closing track and leave a bad taste in one’s mouth in regard to the entire album. So, I put together a podcast of songs that I like and think are good examples of closing tracks. I hope you hear stuff you enjoy.

–Kurt

Tracklisting:
Minor Threat, “Salad Days” (Complete Discography, Dischord)
– – –
Wild Animals, “A Fitting Way to Say Goodbye” (The Hoax, B-core)
Hot Snakes, “Death of a Sportsman” (Jericho Sirens, Sub Pop)
White Lung, “Paradise” (Paradise, Domino)
Exit Order, “Clear the Dust” (Seed of Hysteria, Side Two)
Super Unison, “Scars” (Stella, Deathwish)
– – –
Yage, “Save the Fear Slave” (Anders Leben!?, Level-Plane)
Deeper, “Trust” (s/t, Fire Talk)
Guided By Voices, “Peep-Hole” (Bee Thousand, Matador)
Liar’s Academy, “Washing Machine” (Demons, Equal Vision)
Self-Evident, “We Built a Fortress on Short Notice” (We Built a Fortress on Short Notice, Doubleplusgood)
– – –
The Replacements, “Answering Machine” (Let It Be)

Razorcake Podcast #646 with Ska Phase

All aboard for another episode of Ska Phase where we play some oldies
and some oldies playing newies.

Ska Phase is three punks discussing their love for one of the most
maligned and under appreciated genres associated with punk: ska.

Tracklisting:
Bruce Lee Band, “Song #2 (Part 2)”
Ethiopians, “Train to Skaville”
The Deltones, “Show Off”
– – –
The Specials, “Ten Commandments”
Symarip, “Train Ride to Rainbow City”
The Gadjits, “Bullet in The Mattress”
– – –
Duck Missile, “Friendship”
Dennis Brown, “Westbound Train”
The Aquabats, “Super Rad!”
– – –
Toots & The Maytals, “Monkey Man”
Assorted Jelly Beans, “Eighth Grade Nerd”
Rico & The Rudeboys, “Biafra”
– – –
Beat Masters, “Ska Train”

Razorcake Podcast #645 with Thirsty Thursdays Presented By The Dollar Boys

Thirsty Thursdays, Presented by The Dollar Boys is a highly unorganized group of individuals who get together to play the best and worst of old and new, punk, hardcore, and god knows what else. Punk podcast. Come for the music, stay for the memories.

Tracklisting:
Swingin’ Utters: “Brand New Lungs” Here, Under Protest LP (FAT)
– – –
Diät: “Foreign Policy” Positive Disintegration LP (Iron Lung)
Masshysteri: “Liv Och Dod” Self-titled LP (Feral Ward)
Litovisk: “Crazy as Those Dreams Can Be” Self-titled LP (Contraszt!)
Swingin’ Utters: “Catastrophe” The Streets of San Francisco LP (New Red Archives)
– – –
Hüsker Dü: “Books about UFOs” New Day Rising LP (SST)
This Computer Kills: “Discompute” Various: Reno: Where Dreams Come to Die LP (Sedition)
Chain Whip: “Overstimulated World” Self-titled 7″ (Dirt Cult, Neon Taste)
Breakout: “Retaliate” True Crime 7″ (Grave Mistake)
– – –
Object As Subject: “Removal” Permission LP (Lost Future)
Marriage Material: “Bus Ads” Keeping the Love Alive, Part 2 7″ (Dirt Cult)
Insect Warfare: “Nuclear Deterrence” World Extermination LP (625, RSR)
The Mekons: “Where Were You?” “Where Were You?” B / W “I’ll Have to Dance Then (On My Own)” 7″ (Fast Product)
– – –
Cleaners From Venus: “Only a Shadow” Midnight Cleaners LP (Captured Tracks)
Freak: “Blinding Light” Ritual Death demo 7″ (Vague Absolutes)
 

 

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Razorcake Podcast #644 with Kurt Morris

The opening track of an album should set the tone for the entire album. Sometimes that works, but often times it doesn’t. I pulled together some strong opening tracks that I enjoy and put them together for this podcast. I hope you all hear some things you enjoy.

–Kurt

Tracklisting:
Guided By Voices, “Hardcore UFO’s” (Bee Thousand, Matador)
Leatherface, “Sour Grapes” (Horsebox, BYO)
– – –
Grabass Charlestons, “Stormy Weather” (Dale and the Careeners, No Idea)
Shame, “Dust on Trial” (Songs of Praise, Dead Oceans)
Yage, “We Lost Beauty” (Anders Leben!?, Level-Plane)
Exit Order, “Seed of Hysteria” (Seed of Hysteria, Side Two)
Super Unison, “Unconditional” (Stella, Deathwish)
Patrol, “Destinations” (Destinations, Stiff Slack)
Liar’s Academy, “Microtron” (Demons, Equal Vision)
Quicksand, “Illuminant” (Interiors, Epitaph)
Unsane, “Factory” (Sterilize, Southern Lord)
– – –
Propagandhi, “Note to Self” (Failed States, Epitaph)
 

 

 

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Razorcake Podcast #643 with Johnny and Elwood

This episode of the Johnny & Elwood podcast is continuing our look into bands of the UK and Europe with bands from the north of England. We’re going to be featuring bands from Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland and Yorkshire (again).

The north of England is typified as being more gritty and stoic than the south, red brick terraced houses leading to factories where flat capped men trudge down cobbled streets to their work. It’s largely associated with the Industrial Revolution, where cities like Manchester and Newcastle forged a new world, for better or worse. Before that it was largely agricultural and considered more wild than the south, and before that it spent a long time under the rule of the Romans and the Vikings.

Musically the north has tended to sporadically produce artists that send shockwaves through culture and still have an affect today. Manchester and it’s close neighbour Salford produced The Smiths, Joy Division, and The Fall, who all shaped the way punk music evolved. In Liverpool in the ‘60s a skiffle band called The Quarrymen changed their name and then pop music forever.

So take a listen to some choice cuts of bands from up north, possibly with an episode of Coronation Street on mute in the background (don’t bother with subtitles the dialogue is awful) so you can fully immerse yourself in the northern experience.

-Johnny

Tracklisting:
John Cooper Clarke: “Twat” – Snap, Crackle & Bop
Leatherface: “Soundbites” – Horsebox (BYO Records)
– – –
Sounds Of Swami: “Surfing the Cesspool” – Sounds of Swami (TNS Records)
Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man: “Dismantling the Corby(n) Trouser Press” – Colossal Velocity (TNS Records)
Throwing Stuff: “The Butcher” – Fit, Fine & Well (TNS Records)
Witch Fever: “Carpet Asphyxiation” – Carpet Asphyxiation (Self Released)
– – –
Bear Trade: “Bleedin Heart Trouble” – Blood And Sand (Everything Sucks Music)
Down And Outs: “Dancing To A Different Song” – Lifeline (Boss Tuneage)
Litterbug: “Prozac Zombie” – Your Perception Is Not My Reality (Just Say No To Government Music)
Sievehead: “Invocation” – Worthless Soul (Static Shock Records)
– – –
Martha: “Love Keeps Kicking” – Love Keeps Kicking (Big Scary Monsters / Dirtnap)
Tough Tits: “Hairless” – Hairless EP (Drunken Sailor)
Queen Zee: “Sissy Fits” – Queen Zee (Sasstone Records)
The Mingers: “Generation Couldn’t Give A Shit” – Passion Not Fashion (Go Down Fighting)
– – –
Beta Blockers: “Who” – Stiff Prescription (Static Shock Records)
Gnod: “Bodies For Money” – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine (Rocket Recordings)
Milloy: “Blackjack” – More Than A Machine (Household Name Recordings)
– – –
The Fall: “Blindness” – Fall Heads Roll (Narnack Records)

Thank you for listening and if you have any suggestions then email us at johnnyandelwood@gmail.com
 

 

 

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Razorcake Podcast #642 with Thirsty Thursdays Presented By The Dollar Boys

Thirsty Thursdays Presented by The Dollar Boys is a highly unorganized group of individuals who get together to play the best and worst of old and new, punk, hardcore, and god knows what else. Punk podcast. Come for the music, stay for the memories.

Tracklisting:
Statues, “New Plan” Trash On! 6 x LP comp (FDH / P Trash / No Front Teeth)
– – –
Subhumans, “Behind the Smile” Incorrect Thoughts LP (Friends)
M.D.C., “Dead Cops” Millions of Dead Cops LP (R. Radical)
Sun God, “Pan Am” Split 12″ w/ This Moment In Black History (Pizza Pants, Smog Veil, Snax)
Gauze, “Crash the Pose” Equalizing Distort 12″ (Gauze)
– – –
Desperate Bicycles, “Smokescreen” Smokescreen 7” (Refill)
Generation X, “Kiss Me Deadly” Self-titled LP
Stockholm Syndrome, “Q: And Punks? A: And Punks” One Way Out 7″ (625, No Options)
Rashomon, “Forced Abduction” Pathogen X 12″ (Iron Lung)
– – –
Nailed Down, “Kaaos Attak” Kaaos Attak Cassette (Self-released)
Alice Cooper, “Yeah Yeah Yeah” Killer LP
Minutemen, “Courage” 3 Way Tie for Last LP (SST)
Ancient Chinese Secret, “Sakura” Caveat Emptor LP (Slap A Ham)
– – –
Bikini Kill, “False Start” Reject All American LP (Kill Rock Stars)
Raspberries, “Tonight” Raspberries’ Best LP
Zounds, “Subvert” Can’t Cheat Karma LP (Sealed)

 
 

 

 

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Razorcake Podcast #641 with Mike Fournier

We’re finally moved into the new house. A few boxes remain, some pictures to hang, but we’re getting to the business of settling in after two months of renovation, trips to the old apartment, the dump. The cat is starting to track the sun across the house, establishing a routine of naps. Throughout all this, music has been constant – dig the new stuff here.

Xo,
Mike F.
2/27/2019
Get at me: @xfournierx

Tracklisting:
Frustration, “Excess” (Empire of Shame)
Ex Hex, “Rainbow Shiner” (It’s Real, Merge)
Last Sons Of Krypton, “Heat of 1000 Suns” (2 x 7” with Rev. Norb and the Onions. Thanks Joe!)
Pandemix, “Through The Night” (In Condemnation, Dirt Cult / Boss Tuneage)
XL Hell, “Trust Me” (evel demo)
– – –
Collate, “Communication” (New 7” on Market Square)
Spit-Take, “Our Room” (Falling Star, Dead Broke)
No Love, “Shut Down” (Choke On It, Sorry State)
Ageist, “Babyface” (Babyface, Arctic Rodeo. Wuddup Artie!)
Otzi, “Charms” (Part Time Punks Sessions)
– – –
The Bills, “Ugly” (Take Two)
Crack Cloud, “Drab Measure” (eponymous LP, Tin Angel)
Odd Pets, “BB Don’t Go” (Heavy Petting)
Tough Customer, “Clean and Clear” (Darlene)
– – –
Sideshow, “Mistake” (Eggplants and Sunspots, Caulfield)