Top 5s from Issue #82: All My Friends are Going Death

Oct 30, 2014

(glitch art by candice/infinity-machine)

Adam Perry
5. Cayetana, Nervous Like Me LP (and getting to see them and Lemuria live at the Roxy)
4. French Exit, All Eyes West, The Fucking Wrath, and Planes Mistaken For Stars, live at Gigi’s Cocktail Lounge, Ventura, CA on 7/15/14
3. Stop Breathing playing a free show outside Salzer’s Records, Ventura, CA, 8/3/14
2. Fucked Up, Glass Boys LP
1. Rolling out to Razorcake HQ for the first time and getting to help out! Thanks Todd, Matthew, and Daryl—looking forward to meeting more of the Razorcake family while doing my part!

Alanna Why
1. Monomyth, Saturnalia Regalia!
2. Viet Cong, Cassette reissue
3. Pith & The Parenchymas, Song of the Neverending Ugly Lizard
4. Pregnancy Scares, Mind Control EP
5. Needles//Pins, Shamebirds

Art Ettinger
• Dwarves, Invented Rock & Roll LP
• Boys Order, Tomorrow Dancing 7”
• Cayetana, Nervous Like Me LP
• The Copyrights, Report LP
• Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Gluehead 7”

Bill Pinkel
• Capitalist Kids, At a Loss LP
• Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin LP
• Joyce Manor, Never Hungover Again LP
• Tie between Red Dons, Notes on the Underground EP and Beach Slang, Who Would Want Anything So Broken? EP
• Three-way Dirtnap tie between Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night LP (and live at the Redwood), Steve Adamyk Band, Dial Tone LP, and Sonic Avenues, Mistakes LP

Billy Kostka
• Art Fad, Vatos
• Meatbodies / Wand, VoidSplit 7”
• Sonic Chicken 4
• The Shirks
• Total Control, 7”s comp.

Camylle Reynolds
Top 5 Live This Summer
1. Hank Wood And The Hammerheads (Hemlock, SF)
2. Life Stinks... Chad puked on stage, and kept going, fucking punk (Knockout, SF)
3. In School (House of the Dead Rat, SJ)
4. Violence Creeps (Hemlock, SF)
5. The Coathangers (Pizza Punx show in SR)

Chad Williams
1. Long Knife, Possession 7”
2. Pity, The Struggle 7”
3. Sharp Objects and MOTO at The Hemlock, SF
4. Gang Green, Skate to Hell/Alcohol 7” reissue
5. No Coast, Don’t Be Gramps 7”

Chris Mason
1. Steve Adamyk Band, Dial Tone LP
2. Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin LP
3. Siamese Twins, Still Corner LP
4. Lunch, Johnny Pineapple 7”
5. Recess 25th Anniversary Tour with Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, Underground Railroad to Candyland, and White Night, live at The Know, PDX

Chris Terry
1. Rough Francis, Maximum Soul Power LP
2. Totally Slow LP
3. Vyvyan, Demo cassette
4. Reigning Sound, Shattered LP
5. ShabazzPalaces, Lese Majesty LP

Daryl Gussin
• Video, “(Join the) Hate Wave” b/w “Captivity” 7”
• Darto, Hex 12”EP
Influence: A Tribute to the Big Boys LP
• Hurula LP, tie with Reigning Sound, Shattered LP
• Blank Pages, live

Dave Williams
1. Cold World, How the Gods Chill LP
2. Twitching Tongues, World War Live LP
3. Pallbearer, Foundations of Burden LP
4. Martyrdöd, Elddop LP
5. Midnight, No Mercy for Mayhem LP

Designated Dale
1. The Crowd at Cafe NELA, Jim Kaa and Co. continue to bring it in spades
2. Tenement, s’allllll good
3. The Nitwitz, early ‘80s gem of a band from Amsterdam
4. The unbridled power of Deacon Dark
5. Hollywood Hate rock party weekend up in San Jose and Petaluma

Eric Baskauskas
One Guy’s Favorite Gilead Fest 2014 Performances, July 18-20, Oshkosh, WI
1. Hexer (Female-fronted black metal + NWOBHM featuring members of Mutilation Rites)
2. Mutilation Rites (Thrashy black metal from Brooklyn)
3. KowloonWalledCity (Hardcore sludge from California)
4. Thou (Thou! From New Orleans)
5. Protestant (God-hating Milwaukee metallic hardcore)
Honorable Mention: Free bottled water plus Cranky Pat’s Midnight Pizza Buffet

Evan Wolff
1. New Future Virgins single
2. New unreleased Day Creeper LP
3. Gazer
4. Didi
5. Sleeves

George Rager
Top 5 Albums I Listened to on My “I’m Not Crazy” Eighteen-Day Solo Summer Road Trip, with Pairing Western Road Trip Scenery
1. Aerosmith, Greatest Hits 1973-1988 (Driving through Utah and Idaho)
2. Red Dons, Fake Meets Failure (Driving through Oregon to California)
3. Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited, Jet Sound Inc. (Late night drive through Death Valley)
4. Pentagram, First Daze Here (Yellowstone campground)
5. Suicidal Tendencies, Self-titled (Stuck in traffic on the 5)

Jamie Rotante
Top 5 Things I’m Looking forward to This Fall
1. The Dwarves playing the East Coast
2. Pumpkin Beer
3. Cassette Store Day
4. Samhain in New York
5. The general anticipation for and inevitable happiness that Halloween brings.

Javier Cabral
Top 5 Newish Pop Punk Albums for Burnt Out Lifers 
1. Masked Intruder, M.I.
2. Teenage Bottlerocket, Freak Out!
3. Modern Baseball, You’re Gonna Miss It All
4. The Menzingers, Rented Life
5. Ridicule, The Beginnings Plus One

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Pretty Surprises in My Record Collection
1. Baby blue marble with etched lyrics: Some Girls, All My Friends are Going Death
2. Pink and gray splatter on clear: Surplus 1080, Relapse in Response
3. Black and white split color: Against Me!, Reinventing Axl Rose
4. Creamsicle orange marble: The Bananas, Forbidden Fruit
5. Electric blue transparent: Elvis, Moody Blue

Jimmy Alvarado
• Die Kreuzen, Cows and Beer 7” EP: One of the best punk records ever released, again available. Thanks, BeerCity!
• Chrome, Half Machine from the Sun and Feel it Like a Scientist CDs: Two smokin’ “new” releases, one a collection of outtakes from their classic era and one with brand spankin’ new tunes, both worth every penny.
• Radioactivity, Self-titled LP: Pure punk/pop perfection. Can’t stop listening to it.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, TV series: One of the last bastions of honest, actual news reporting is a fucking comedy show. Such is the state of modern American journalism.
• Blood Pressure, Self-titled 7” EP: Pittsburgh hardcore that makes you wanna bounce off the walls and kick inanimate objects.

Joe Dana
Top 5 Punk Rock Bowling Moments
1. My brother and I wearing suits to the Cock Sparrer show and getting heckled by punx is probably the punkest I’ve ever felt.
2. Watching a woman balancing a yard glass of vodka and water, hundred dollar bills, and a little baggy of cocaine just a few feet from a crowded bar.
3. Yacht Rock Day
4. Drinking with Cock Sparrer while they told us boxing stories.
5. My friend’s “party champion” story that involves a sleepwalking out of a locked hotel room completely naked.

Joe Evans III
• Black Rainbow, Self-titled LP
• Rad Payoff, The Good, The Rad, and The Ugly LP
• Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Promises to Deliver LP
• Ramma Lamma, Ice Cream LP
• Otto Mann, Live

John Mule
1. Street Eaters, Blood::Muscles::Bones
2. Nerve Beats from Hawaii. Check them out!
3. Andrew Schubert is Übermensch!
4. Erroll Morris’s The Unknown Known
5. Wovenhand, Refractory Obdurate

Juan Espinosa
• S.H.I.T. live at Los Globos and Generation Shit 7”
• Steve Adamyk Band, Dial Tone LP
• Earth Girls, Wrong Side of History EP
• Street Eaters, Spokenest, and Wulfen Rag at the Wulf Den
• Charles Bukowski’s Ham on Rye and thanking my lucky stars that I didn’t read it in high school or else I’d probably be in jail right now (special thanks to Claudia for buying it for me)

Kayla Greet
1. The Menzingers, Rented World
2. Joyce Manor, Never Hungover Again
3. The Bloodtypes, Just Your Type
4. Groove Ghoulies, Flying Saucer Rock-n-Roll
5. The Muffs, Whoop Dee Doo

Keith Rosson
• Gordon Gano’s Army, Fifty Hours 7”
• Needles///Pins, Shamebirds LP
• The Dropkick Murphys song “Flannigan’s Ball” (I know, I know! It’s embarrassing! But it’s got Ronnie Drew and Spider Stacy on vocals and, well, it’s just great.)
There Are Little Kingdoms (stories) and City of Bohane (novel) by Kevin Barry
• And yes, health insurance

Kevin Dunn
• Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin LP
• Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Home. Run. LP
• The Chantey Hook, Self-titled EP
• The UnGnomes, Milk and Cookies EP
• New York, 20 Minutes from Here demo

Kiyoshi Nakazawa
Top 5 Comics I Found at Comic-Con
1. The Fabulous Fantastic Four Treasury Edition (Lee and Kirby)
2. Doctor Strange Treasury Edition (Lee, Ditko, Severin, Brunner, Colon et. al.)
3. Snake Pit split with My Stupid Life (Snakepit, Clem)
4. The Humans (Keller and Neely)
5. Jack Kirby Collector #37

Kurt Morris
1. Strand Of Oaks (everything)
2. Wugazi, 13 Chambers
3. Converge (everything)
4. King’s X, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
5. Julie Doiron (everything)

Mark Twistworthy
• So Cow, The Long Con LP
• Dutch Masters, All in the Wires LP
• Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Party Jail LP
• Satyricon, Self-titled 2 x LP
• Big Boys, reissues

Matt Werts
• Aweful Kanawful, Pharoah’s Lonely Ego
• Coolies, Punk Is Bread 7”
• Frankie Cosmos, Affirms Glinting
• Alex Chilton, Like Flies on Sherbet
• Beck, One Foot in the Grave

Michael T. Fournier
• Brick Mower, Teenage Disgraceland LP
• Chain And The Gang, Minimum Rock N Roll LP
• Health Problems, Counterproductive cassette
• Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings (book)
WTF podcast

Mike Faloon
1. Kim Deal, “The Root” b/w “Range on Castle” 7”
2. Food, Four Pieces from Candyland 12”EP
3. Future Virgins, “Late Republic” b/w “Centre” 7”
4. Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin LP
5. Various Artists, Recess Cavalcade of Clowns 7”

Mike Frame
1. Muffs, Whoop Dee Doo CD
2. Real Kids, Shake Outta Control CD
3. Reigning Sound, Shattered CD
4. Primitive Hearts, live and LP
5. Minus 5 and Quireboys, live and CD

Naked Rob
Terrible Tuesday Radio Show, SFC
1. Replica, Beast 7” (Oakland hardcore)
2. I Am Become Death, Self-titled EP (Boston hardcore)
3. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow LP (SATX noise rock)
4. Arnocorps, The Greatest Band of All Time LP (Schwarzenegger RNR)
5. Heavy Hand, Northwoods Knives LP (Milwaukee pop noise rock)

Nardwuar the Human Serviette
1. Maximum Tremolo Zine # 2—Wonderful surf zine from Buffalo, NY put out by Nick from the wicked Space Wolves!
2. Equalizing Distort Zine and radio show—Best punk radio show/zine combination out there!
3. Skinny Kids, Self-titled cassette—Cool surf action outta Vancouver, BC
4. The Flintettes, Open Your Eyes 7”—Catchy rawk action from Mike of The Tranzmitors!
5. B-Lines—Another genius nine song 45 RPM masterpiece representing Vancouver!

Top Five St. Louis Shows
• Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe at Riverport Amphitheater, July 9
• Direct Hit!, Masked Intruder, The Priceduifkes at The Ready Room, July 2
• Rational Anthem at Chill Dawg Cove, August 5
• 7 Seconds, The Copyrights at Fubar, July 26
• The WashingtonBeach Bums at The Heavy Anchor, August 2

Paul J. Comeau
Top 5 Nomeansno Records. If You’ve Never Heard This Band, Do Yourself a Favor and Check Out Any of These Releases You Can Find.
1. 0+2=1 LP
2. Wrong LP
3. You Kill Me EP
4. Mama LP
5. In the Fishbowl EP

Paul Silver
1. Recess Records Cavalcade of Clowns at Til-Two, San Diego, with URTC, Lenguas Largas, Swing Ding Amigos, The Treasure Fleet, and Blank Pages
2. The Stupid Daikini, Self-titled EP
3. Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Bombpops, Western Settings at Til-Two, San Diego
4. Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night LP
5. Blank Pages, Self-titled LP

Rene Navarro
1. Spokenest, Street Eaters, and Wulfen Rag at Wulf Den
2. Silver in both Gi and No-Gi at the 2014 L.A. International Jiu Jitsu Open
3. Thirteen years with my BFF/lover/life partner
4. Turning thirty (I’m not dead!)
5. Zero Fade by Chris L. Terry

Replay Dave
• Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night LP
• Hard Girls, A Thousand Surfaces LP
• Radon, 28 LP reissue
• Dikembe, Mediumship LP
• Cheap Girls, Famous Graves

Rev. Nørb
• Ramma Lamma, Ice Cream LP
• The Sleaze, Tecktonic Girls 12”
• The Girls!, Let’s Not Be Friends LP
• Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night LP
• Reigning Sound, Shattered LP

Rich Cocksedge
• Down By Law, live at The Cavern, Exeter, U.K.
• Low Culture / Needles//Pins, Split 7”
• The Muffs, Whoop Dee Doo LP
• Grand Collapse, Far from the Callous Crowd LP
• Orden Mundial, Obediencia Debida LP

Ryan Nichols
1. Kirry (my cat, I was lucky to have such a great companion, RIP)
2. Echo And The Bunnymen at The Observatory 
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
4. Thelonious Monk, Monk’s Dream
5. Teledrome, Self-titled

Sal Lucci
1. Giorgio Murderer, Primitive World 7”
2. Purple 7, Jewel Finger LP
3. Reigning Sound, Shattered LP
4. Achtungs 7”
5. Nots, “Fix” b/w “Modern” 7”

Sean Arenas
• Reigning Sound, Live at Goner Records LP
• Delay, Circle Change LP
• Davidians, Self-titled 7”
• Martha / Spoonboy, Split 7”
• Karoshi Boy, Nothing Is 7”

Sean Koepenick
Thanks to These Authors for Telling Me to Check Out These Other Authors.
1. Charles Bukowski for John Fante
2. George Pelecanos for Don Carpenter
3. Kurt Vonnegut for Mark Vonnegut
4. Jack Kerouac for Neal Cassady
5. Bill Janovitz for Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Tim Brooks
• Cold World, How the Gods Chill LP
• Radioactivity, “Danger” b/w “Why” 7”
• Violent Reaction, Dead End EP
• Shame EP
• Video, “(Join The) Hate Wave” b/w “Captivity” 7”

Todd Taylor
Forest of Fortune (book) Jim Ruland, and live
• Recess 25th Anniversary Tour with Swing Ding Amigos, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, Underground Railroad To Candyland, White Night, and Audacity
• Hurula, Self-titled LP
• Reigning Sound, Shattered LP
• Street Eaters, Spokenest, and Wulfen Rag at the Wulf Den
• Night Birds, Monster Surf 7” EP

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Enjoyed Recently
1. How to Start a Revolution
2. Erebus: Operation Overdue
3. Drunk History (series)
4. The Man Who Souled the World
5. The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Tommy Vandervort
1. Apocalypse Meow / Todd Congelliere, Split 7”
2. Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night LP
3. Pears, In Diapers demo
4. OWTH / Discharge, Split 7”
5. Stiff Little Fingers, No Going Back LP

Ty Stranglehold
1. Dwarves, Invented Rock’n’Roll LP
2. Needles//Pins, Shamebirds LP
3. Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin LP
4. Fucked Up, Glass Boys LP
5. Ghost Knife, Garrote Guarantee 7”