#238 with Todd Taylor: Razorcake Podcast 11/16/12
Too much nostalgia kills hearing. (1984, 1984, Groundhogs Day, 1984, 1984.)
Too much idolatry forms gods and heroes.
Too much digital distance and you can’t smell the sweat, can’t form blood friendships.
Music that’s purely consumption is like pouring a digital soda pop into your ear; endless empty calories, cultural diabetes.
Music that’s a give and a take; that’s what I’m interested in.
DIY punk rock: Diverse. Squirmy. Fuzzy. Don’t be fooled. Check out its still-vibrant edges during a time when many of its former and present “heroes” are getting bought and sold like branded cans on a shelf.
This batch spans unreleased demos, recently unearthed gold, and gifts from close friends.
Taxpayers, “Atlanta’s Own” (UselessState / Asian Man / Really)
Hickey, “El Farolito” (1-2-3-4-Go!) A33, third from last
Dicks, “No Nazi’s Friend” (Alternative Tentacles)
Riverboat Gamblers, “Blue Ghost” (Volcom)
The Bertos, “Ghosts” (unreleased)
Iron Chic, “You Know What I Mean, Jellybean?” (86’d, Banquet)
Ambition Mission, “Amerikan in Me” (Smilin’ Bob)
Full Of Fancy, “Blue Black” (No Breaks)
English Singles, “Disaster” (Squirmy)
Young Guv And The Scuzz, “Not in It for the Good Time” (Southpaw)
Rose Cross, “Sleep Alone” (Drugged Conscience)
Awful Man, “Words Fail” (Dead Broke / It’s Not A Phase, Dad)
The Crowd, “No Other” (Hostage)
The Arrivals, “Alright” (Smilin’ Bob)
Ty Segall Band, “Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart” (In The Red)
Hickey, “Hey Cutie Pie” (1-2-3-4-Go!)