Top 5s from Issue #73: The Top Five Things That Made/Make Dale Exclaim “Fuck!” So Far in 2013

Apr 04, 2013

(glitch art by candice/infinity-machine)

Aphid Peewit
• CH3, Fear of Life CD
Best of Punk Magazine, edited by John Holmstrom and Bridget Hurd (book)
Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense, by Steve Hagen (book)
Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk, by Sam Southerland (book)
To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore, DVD

Art Ettinger
• The Frantic Heart Of It / Playoff Beard, Split 10”
• The Connection, Seven Nights to Rock 12”EP
• Bad Religion, True North LP
• Swingin’ Utters / Modern Action, Split 7”
• Various Artists, Oi! This is Streetpunk Volume Two LP

Bill Pinkel
• Daylight Robbery, Ecstatic Vision
• Low Culture, Screens
• Sick Sick Birds, Gates of Home
• NO///sé, Self-titled
• Pizza Wolf, Long Knife, and The Mean Jeans, live at some shitty place in Silverlake.

Chad Williams
1. The Bronx(IV) LP
2. The Shrine, Primitive Blast LP
3. Swingin’ Utters, Poorly Formed LP
4. Bonecrusher, Blvd. of Broken Bones LP
5. The Computers Are Misfits 10”

Chris Terry
• Indian Wars, Songs from the North LP
• Lenguas Largas LP
• Allen Toussaint, Southern Nights LP
• Into Another, live at Rev25 Chicago
• Curbside Splendor is publishing my novel Zero Fade in September 2013

Daryl Gussin
• Low Culture, Screens LP
• Rough Kids, The State I’m In LP
• Facials, Self-titled LP
• This Moment In Black History, Higher ≥ Deffer LP
• XAXAXA, Siromašni I Bogati CD, tie with Taxpayers, God, Forgive These Bastards CD

Designated Dale
Top Five Things That Made/Make Him Exclaim “Fuck!” So Far in 2013
1. Off With Their Heads, Home album. This rekkid best be spinning ‘round like fuck on everyone’s turntable/CD player by the time this goes to print. If it isn’t, get your fingers/thumbs out of your orifice and remedy that shit immediately. Home is easily one of the raddest full-lengths of 2013.
2. Neighborhood Brats, Pu$$y Cow, and Horror Squad rocking the fuck out at the seventh Annual Dre Day 02/09/2013 at El Cid in Los Angeles. Joe Dana and Co. strike gold again assembling a gnarly lineup to celebrate Compton’s own Andre Romelle Young, punk rock style.
3. La Reyna Mexican Restaurant on the corner of 7th Street and Mateo downtown Los Angeles. They set up shop out on the front sidewalk with the grill usually after 5:00 to start doling out the meaty goodness that is al pastor, carne asada, pollo asada, and chorizo in taco, quesadilla, and burrito form. If you think your local taco hang is tight, then La Reyna is a goddamn motherfucking snare drum.
4. Realizing that the often-underrated Ramones’ Subterranean Jungle LP was released thirty years ago this last February, and that the bonus tracks from those sessions included on the Rhino Records re-release are so good, you’ll wanna slap yourself, then go and slap yo’ momma.
5. Bon Scott-era AC/DC.
“You’ve already mentioned this a few times before, Dale.”
“Yeah, so?”
“So, why do you keep on going on about this?”
“Because FUCK YOU, that’s why.”

Ever a.k.a. The Girl About Town
Top 5 Things That Shocked Me in Music
1. The Evens scheduled to play Coachella
2. My Bloody Valentine to release a new album
3. The Make-Up scheduled to play Coachella
4. Another Black Flag reunion
5. Not getting to see Infest on my birthday

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Proof that Good Things Can Come from the Belly of the Beast
1. Minor Threat
2. Bad Brains
3. 9353
4. Nation Of Ulysses
5. Girls Against Boys

Juan Espinosa
• Hygiene, “Christmas Do” b/w “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” 7”
• Rough Kids, The State I’m In LP
• Various, Iron Lung Mixtape II Cassette
• Broken Prayer, Self-titled LP
• Kallathon / Volahn, Split Cassette

Kevin Dunn
• Low Culture, Screens LP
• Jabber, Too Many Babes EP
• Something Fierce / Occult Detective Club 10” Split
• Treasure Fleet, Future Ways LP
• Sloane Peterson, Why Go Out? LP

Kurt Morris
1. Burning Love, Rotten Thing to Say
2. Self-Evident, We Built a Fortress on Short Notice
3. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
4. Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves, Canyons
5. Neurosis, Times of Grace

Mark Twistworthy
• Sweet Talk, Pick Up Lines LP
• Spray Paint, Self-titled LP
• Pissed Jeans, Honeys CD
• Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold LP
• Protomartyr, No Passion All Technique LP

Marty Ploy
• Slack Power, Infinity 7”
• The Bronx, (IV) LP
• Spokenest, We M●ve
• Neighborhood Brats at the 7th Annual Dre Day 2/09/13
• In Defence at VLHS on 2/02/13

Matt Average
• Deathraid / Desperat, Split 12” EP
• Asile, Kichesippi Toxique LP
• Astral Travel, Bodymelt 7” single
• Rough Kids, The State I’m In LP and live
• Generacion Suicida, live

Mike Faloon
• English Singles 7” on Squirmy
• The Evens, The Odds LP
• Landlord, Beneath the Wheel LP
• Joe McPhee, Nation Time LP
• Young Guv And The Scuzz, A Love Too Strong 12” EP

Mike Frame
1. Nashville, Season One Soundtrack
2. Country Funk Compilation
3. Kris Kristofferson, Feeling Mortal
4. Mike Cooley, Fool On Every Corner
5. Tegan And Sara, Heartthrob

Paul Comeau
Top 5 Spring Activities I Can’t Wait For
1. Not freezing my ass off outside house shows or club venues waiting to get in
2. Riding my bike
3. Hiking
4. Road trips
5. Driving with the windows down and the music blasting

Replay Dave
• Holopaw, Academy Songs Vol. 1
• California X LP
• Tomahawk, Oddfellows
• Snakehealers, Cure All
Sound City (movie)

Rev. Nørb
• Sugar Stems, live
• Ramma Lamma, live
• Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones, live
• Holly & The Nice Lions, live
• Art Weiner, 1952 Bowman football card

Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM, San Francisco
1. Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, by Peter Hook (book)
2. Creationists, Holy Wisdom LP (ATX post-punk)
3. Black Actress, Black Actress (Chicago high energy rock’n’roll)
4. Thee Oops, Happy Charlie EP 2x7” (Sick Italian punk rock)
5. Needles, Desesperación 7” (Bay Area hardcore/punk)

Rishbha Bhagi
• Tim Timebomb & Friends
• Paul Banks, Everybody on My Dick Like They Supposed to Be (I might have to start liking Interpol now.)
We Live in Water: Stories, by Jess Walter (book)
• The Bronx, IV
• Jello Biafra & The GuantanamoSchool Of Medicine

Ryan Horky
1. Science Police, You Are Under Arrest in the Future 7”
2. Corrupt Moral Altar, Luciferian Deathcult CD
3. Napalm Death, Enemy of the Music Business LP
4. Riverdales, Self-titled CD
5. Flatfoot, Blue Water LP

Ryan Leach
Top 5 Kraftwerk Records
1. Trans Europe Express
2. Radio-Activity
3. Man Machine
4. Autobahn
5. Computer World

Sal Lucci
1. Jerk Boom Bam, Volumes 1 and 2 LPs
2. Shoes, Black Vinyl Shoes LP. Best of the four recent reissues.
3. Cheater Slicks, Reality Is a Grape LP
4. Heavy Cream, Super Treatment LP
5. Citizen Blast Kane, Lobster Dinner Demos, CD-R. This needs an official release!

Sean Arenas
• Comadre, Self-titled LP
• Dad Punchers, Self-titled LP
• Adult Books, Self-titled Cassette
• Hop Along, Get Disowned LP
• Big Eyes, Hard Life Cassette

Sean Koepenick
Best Side Project Bands of Jeff Dean of The Bomb
1. Noise By Numbers
2. Dead Ending
3. Four Star Alarm
4. Explode And Make Up
5. All Eyes West

Tommy Vandervort
1. Stiff Little Fingers at Liars Club
2. Pegboy and Ultraman at FUBAR in St. Louis (Sloppy and fun.)
3. Jabber, Too Many Babes EP
4. The Happy Painter: Bob Ross (documentary)
5. Boy Detective Fails, by Joe Meno (book)

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Killing Them Softly
2. Battle for Brooklyn
3. Circle Jerks: My Career as a Jerk
4. Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai
5. Beauty Is Embarrassing 

Todd Taylor
• Treasure Fleet, Future Ways LP
• Big Eyes / Mean Jeans, Split 7”
• Low Culture, Screens LP
• The Divine 6/7, Self-titled LP
• Synthetic ID, Apertures 12” EP
• (tie) The Annotated Boris (book) / The Incredible Kidda Band, “Bitch” b/w “She’s a 50” 7”
• (tie) Geneva13 #18 (zine) / Dan Padilla, Sports Fans LP

Ty Stranglehold
• Low Culture, Screens LP
• Rations, Martyrs and Prisoners 7”
• Big Eyes / Mean Jeans, Split 7”
• The Spooky, Gravest Hits and Lost Haunts Vol. 1 & 2
• Big Boys, everything they did!