The other day I was thinking to myself about how I don’t listen to music in my car all that much anymore. Typically I listen to sports radio: not so much because I fancy myself a sporto but more for the comedic value. It can be really funny hearing these sports analysts getting worked up over a game that ultimately means fuck-all. “Relax, it’s just a game” I say to them as if they could even hear me. Unless the conversation turns to baseball; then I’m also chiming (read: yelling) in.
Since I don’t really buy CDs anymore (always insisting on a vinyl format) I decided to do something that I rarely, if ever do: use some of the download codes that came with my vinyl to transfer onto CD-Rs (yeah, I still use those.) Turns out the codes don’t work. “Wanna listen to the new Libyans album in the car on the way to the bar?” Forget it, not gonna happen. “Wanna blast Ruleta Rusa to freak out the normies?” Denied!
I suppose some music is best enjoyed in front of your stereo, earphones intact while admiring the album art and reading the lyrics. I guess what I’m trying to say is: suck it digital downloads! My vinyl copy sounds better anyway!
-Juan Thirty Eight
P.S. The first half of this podcast is all new tunes. The last five are some of my favorite covers. Special thanks to Carlos Hernandez for lending his talents under short notice.
Legendary Wings, “I Think I’m Dumb” (Making Paper Roses LP, Dirtnap)
La Misma, “Secespita” (Self Titled EP, Toxic State)
Libyans, “Nowhere” (Expired LanguageLP, Sorry State)
La Luz, “All the Time” ( It’s Alive, Hardly Art)
Rectal Hygienics, “Violent Hoard (“Cold Meat” b/w “Violent Hoard”, Diseased Audio)
Bastard Noise, “Time Shifter” (Split LP with Lack Of Interest, Deep Six)
Violent End, “Last Breath” (Self-titled EP, Lengua Armada)
Iron Lung, “Life of Pain” (Originally by Black Flag, Cancer 7”, Iron Lung)
Slayer, “Filler/I Don’t Want to Hear It” (Originally by Minor Threat, Undisputed Attitude LP, American)
Catburglars, “Cherry Bomb” (Originally by the Runaways, Self-titled LP, Criminal IQ)
Cult Ritual:, “Death Valley 69” (Originally by Sonic Youth, Self-titled 7”, Drugged Conscience)
Voorhees, “Possessed to Skate” (Originally by Suicidal Tendencies, Split LP with Devoid Of Faith, Coalition)