Top 5s From Issue #85: Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (Answer: yes)

May 11, 2015

(glitched covery by candice)

Adam Perry
1. SPIT, Poison in Your Head
2. Lemuria, Turnstile Comix #3
3. Lagwagon, Hang
4. Southern Bastards (comic) by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
5. Bitch Planet (comic) by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro

Aphid Peewit
Anger Is An Energy by John Lydon (book)
• MDC, Millions of Dead Cops: Millennium Edition CD
• Dwarves, Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll CD
• United Teachers Of Music, Annihilation of ‘77 7”
The Worst of Eerie Publications by Mike Howlett (book)

Art Ettinger
• Vanity, Vain in Life LP
• Red Death, Self-titled 7”
• Various Artists, Come Alone to Holy Night Skinheads LP
• Joyce Manor / Toys That Kill, Split 7”
• The Ladies, Blow Your Mind CS

Bill Pinkel
• The Brokedowns, Life Is a Breeze
• Black Lips, Underneath the Rainbow
• Blind Shake, Breakfast of Failures
• Reigning Sound, Shattered
• Rocket From The mutha-effing Crypt, live at Alex’s in Long Beach!

Cahnie Galletta
My Top Five Live Shows in San Diego of 2014
1. Masked Intruder at Soda Bar. I still can’t think of it without smiling.
2. Nato Coles at Awesomefest. Amazing rock’n’roll that fills your heart.
3. Break Anchor at Soda Bar. Politically charged and full of energy.
4. Ronnie Spector at North Park Theater. She made me cry.
5. The Dwarves at Soda Bar. They are always such a great show packed with a good time.

Camylle Reynolds
Top 5 Things I’m Excited About
• G.L.O.S.S. demo
• Chao vegan cheese
• Upcoming Quaaludes 7”
• Coneheads tapes
• N.O.T.S. West coast tour

Chad Williams
1. Dictators NYC, live in San Francisco!
2. CJ Ramone, Last Chance to Dance LP
3. Long Knife, Meditations on Self Destruction LP
4. toyGuitar, In This Mess LP
5. No///Sé, Lower Berth LP

Chris Mason
1. G.L.O.S.S. demo
2. Dead Moon, live at Crystal Ballroom (PDX)
3. Legendary Wings, Do You See? LP
4. The Observers (sorta), Red Dons, Criminal Code, Piss Test, and Steel Chains live at Punx Haus (PDX)
5. Somerset Thrower, Falling Swingers 7”

Chris Terry
1. Dead Dog, Precious Child LP
2. D’Angelo, Black Messiah LP
3. Lydia Loveless, Somewhere Else LP
4. The Cars, Greatest Hits LP
5. Slowly reading Moby Dick for the first time

Craven Rock
Kickass Things Experienced on My Shitty Poster Tour Jobby-poo
1. IthacaFalls in winter
2. Smugtown Mushrooms in Rochester, NY (
3. My Momma’s Kitchen in Virginia Beach
4. Fat Jack’s Barbeque in Ithaca
5. Roky Erickson, The Evil One

Daryl Gussin
• Really Red re-issue LPs! All three of them!
• G.L.O.S.S. demo
• Tim Version, Ordinary Life LP+7”
• No Love, “Dogs//Wolves” b/w “Bad Things” 7”
• Murmurs, Bound LP

Dave Williams
1. No Weather Talks, Undoing Defeat LP
2. Overcast, Only Death Is Smiling 3 x CD
3. Oh My Snare!, Hoyeste Gang LP
4. Turnstile, Non-Stop Feeling LP
5. Stay Clean Jolene, Self-titled LP

Designated Dale
1. The Dictators at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. One hundred percent bona fide NYC ass-kick that continues to hold its own. One of the best shows of the old guard I’ve seen in quite a long time.
2. The Humpers and Pagans at Alex’s in Long Beach, CA. Midwest meets West Coast for a reunion of “FUCK, YEAH!” proportions.
3. The Ringleaders at the VFW Hall in Redondo Beach, CA. Larry May and Co. continue to bring the rock and fucking roll. And it is supernaturally good beyond belief.
4. Little Dave Merriman’s Odd Bird album. If the song “Take Me In and Let Me Go” doesn’t do it for you, find the nearest cardiologist to figure out what the fuck happened to your heartbeat.
5. David Bowie: Five Years documentary that looks at five of Bowie’s most influential and illustrious years. Outstanding live footage and great behind-the-scenes perspective is crammed into one hour by your culturally-aware pals at the BBC. Excellent program; wish it was longer!

Eric Baskauskas
1. Ajax 7”
2. Impalers, Psychedelic Snutskallar 12”
3. Old Man Gloom, The Ape of God LPs
4. Skemäta LP
5. The Brokedowns, Life Is a Breeze LP

Indiana Laub
• Adventures, Supersonic Home LP
• G.L.O.S.S., demo
• Science Club, Bad at Parties EP
• Novelas, Self-titled EP
• Twin Pines, Nice Guys EP

Jamie Rotante
Top 5 Albums Currently on Frequent Rotation
1. War On Women, War on Women
2. Paul Jacobs, Do it Again
3. Quaaludes,Self-titled
4. Ty Segall, Mr. Face EP
5. Murder By Death, Big Dark Love

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Kiwi Bands I Recently Learned about in New Zealand
1. Love’s Ugly Children 
2. Ghost Club
3. Emily Edrosa & Street Chant
4. Cut Off Your Hands
5. Clap Clap Riot

Jimmy Alvarado
• S.H.I.T., Feeding Time 7”
The Wages of Fear (film)
• Tie: Moderns, When She Gets Back 7”/Modern Warfare, Delivered 7” EP
Children of Paradise(film)
• Neighborhood Brats, Recovery LP

Jim Wooster
Top 5 Songs That Spacecase Records’ Podcast Introduced Me to
1. “Year of the Tiger” by Look Blue Go Purple
2. “Cadillac Man” by ‘68 Comeback
3. “Understanding Darkness” by GG King
4. “Wharf with No Name” by Axemen
5. “Mismatch” by The Suicide Commandos

Joe Dana
1. Razorcake <3’s Drinking Beer and Listening to Records’ Bartender, Matt Dwyer, recording his comedy album at Bar 107
2. Vanessa Burgundy’s sixteenth Annual Elvis Birthday Bash Luau at Burgundy Room
3. The Dictators at the Roxy
4. RVIVR, Toys That Kill at VLHS
5. Tülips at La Cita

John Mule
1. Bitch Planet (comic)
2. The Humans (comic)
3. Saved by the bell hooks (tumblr)
4. Sex Criminals (comic)
5. Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (Answer: yes)

Juan Espinosa
• Melvins, Ozma + Bullhead, Eggnog + Lice All 2 x LP re-issues
• Volahn, Ach’Ab’Al 2 x LP
• Toys That Kill / Joyce Manor, Split 7”
• Gas Rag, On the Beach 7”
• Voight-Kampff, Last House on the Right 7”

Kayla Greet
1. Black Lives Matter
2. Turning thirty while watching Erica Freas from RVIVR at The Narwhal
3. Starting a monthly DJ set in Seattle
4. Make It Might Ugly: A Handbook for Vanquishing Creative Demons by Kim Werker (book)
5. Kepi Ghoulie gone country at The Victory Lounge

Keith Rosson
• NewJunkCity, Self-titled CS
• Teargas Rock, Self-titled LP
• Fugazi, First Demo LP
100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses by Lucy Corin (stories)
The Corpse Exhibition by Hassan Blasim (stories)

Kevin Dunn
1. Little Dave Merriman, Odd Bird
2. Jabber / Mixed Tapes, Split 7”
3. Roomrunner, Separate EP
4. Ausmuteant, Order of Operation LP
5. Big Dick, Disappointment LP

Kurt Morris
1. Fugazi, 13 Songs
2. Slayer, Christ Illusion
3. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
4. Oil Boom, Red Metal
5. Propagandhi, Supporting Caste

Mark Twistworthy
• Really Red LP re-issues!
• Bluffing, Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom 12”
• Küken, Black Rose 7”
• The Scrap Dealers, Self-titled LP
• Swami John Reis And The Blind Shake, Modern Surf LP

Matt Average
• The Flesh Eaters, live at the Echoplex, 1/10/15
• Expo 70, anything
• Glue, Self-titledEP
• The Sicks, Pretty Plastic 7”
• Vicious Pleasures, Self-titled EP

Meztli Hernandez
1. Cosmonauts, Oh, You Know CS EP
2. Lush, Lovelife LP
3. Davila 666, Pocos Años, Muchos Daños LP
4. Destruye y Huye, Oscura Sociedad EP
5. Catwalk, (Please) Don’t Break Me Single

Michael T. Fournier
Cometbus #56: A Bestiary of Booksellers
• Pile, You’re Better Thank This LP
• Screaming Females, Rose Mountain LP
• Alison Bechdel, Fun Home (graphic novel)
• Reading with Sarah Gerard and Tim Horvath at RiverRun Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH, 02/03/2015

Mike Dumps
• Attendant, Freaking Out 12”
• Sheer Mag 7” EP
• Toys That Kill / Joyce Manor, Split 7”
• Rats Rest, Hedonite 7”
• Humanoids, Self-titled LP

Mike Faloon
1. Black Wine, Yell Boss LP
2. Todd Congelliere, Wrong Side LP
3. Kim Deal, “Beautiful Moon” b/w “Biker Gone” 7”
4. Rev. Norb & the Onions, Self-titled LP
5. Pharaoh Sanders & The Underground, Self-titled LP

Mike Frame
1. Sleater Kinney, No Cities to Love, CD and live
2. Lizzo and Caroline Smith, Let ‘Em Say, song
3. Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, Going Back Home, CD
4. Chips & Beer#8 (fanzine)
5. WKRP: The Complete Series (DVD box set)

Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM (San Francisco)
• The Grannies, Ballsier (SF Cross-dressing R’N’R!)
• Culture Abuse, The Day Dreams of Nothing EP (SF rotten punk rock)
• Sick Feeling, Suburban Myth (Brooklyn hardcore)
• Scalped 7” (SF hardcore/punk)
• Really Red 3 x LP re-issues (Houston, TX classic punk rock)

Moments at Dudes Weekend 2015
• Daniel James whipping his guitar with his belt during Indonesian Junk’s set
• Two Houses covering “Dudes Room”
• The on-stage high-kick competition during Spruce Bringsteen’s set
• Josh Goldman looking like a punk rock Jesus while playing with The Dopamines
• Lesser Apes’ singer being passed out on a stage monitor during The Dopamines’ set

Patrick Houdek
1. Getting to do a Top 5 for Razorcake
2. Having a photo page on the Razorcake website
3. ‘86 Mets House final show with Sass Dragons, The Brokedowns, Brickfight, and Rat Hammer
4. Ian’s Party 2015 at Quencher’s Saloon
5. The Brokedowns, Life Is a Breeze record release show with Meatwave, Rad Payoff, and The Usuals at the Dutch Inn West

Paul Silver
1. Soulside and Swiz at The Black Cat, Washington, DC
2. RVIVR, Western Settings, DFMK at Til-Two Club, San Diego
3. Olivelawn, Deadbolt, White Murder, Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ Driver at The Casbah, San Diego
4. toyGuitar, In This Mess LP
5. Iron Chic / Low Culture, Split 7”

Replay Dave
5 Neighbors on My Shelf in the Early Ms
• Magnum, Jeff
• Marginal Man
• Marked Men
• Mastadon
• Mathis, Johnny

Rev. Nørb
• Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, The Difficult Second Album LP
• Loaded Dice, No Sweat CD
• Turnaround, Let’s Do It CD
• Boys Order, “Tomorrow Dancing” b/w “Danger!” 45
FILMAGE (DVD/ Blu-Ray) Hey, I’m in it!

Rich Cocksedge
• Violent Arrest, Life inside the Western Bloc LP
• The World/Inferno Friendship Society, This Packed Funeral LP
• Seminars, Dreamcrusher 10”
• Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love LP
• Boxkite 7” EP / Vlasta Popić, Kvadrat CD

Russ Van Cleave
• Shallow Cuts, Storm Watch 7”
• Blind Willie Johnson, The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
• John Moreland, In the Throes
• Your Pest Band, Time to Go
• Mclusky, Mclusky Do Dallas

Ryan Nichols
1. John Esguerra 
2. Cross, “Pyre” b/w “Repetition” 7”
3. Billy Idol Dancing with Myself autobiography (book)
4. Ariel Pink, Lipstick
5. Cat Party

Sal Lucci
1. Cal And The Calories 7”
2. Midnite Snaxxx 7”
3. Electric Eels, Die Electric Eels LP
4. X__X, XSticky FingersX LP
5. Nots, We Are Nots LP

Sean Arenas
• Hurula, Vi Är Människorna Våra Föräldrar Varnade Oss För LP
• Low Culture / Needles//Pins, Split 7”
• Radioactivity, “Danger” b/w “Why” 7”
• M.O.T.O., Chinese Rocks (Or a Fistful of Maobacks) LP
• Joe Jack Talcum, Home Recording’s 1993-99 LP

Sean Koepenick
2015 Releases I Am Eagerly Awaiting
1. The Bomb, Axis of Awesome EP
2. Noise By Numbers, High on Drama EP
3. Tenement, Bruised Music Volume One
4. Teenage Bottlerocket, Tales from Wyoming
5. The Hextalls, Play with Heart

Susan de Place
Top 5 songs On Vinyl I Was Most Excited About Debuting at the Last Razorcake <3’s Drinking Beer & Listening to Records DJ gig at Bar 107 (From My Special All Female Fronted Bands Set!)
1. Useless Children, “Haunted”
2. Sin 34, “After You”
3. Peeple Watchin’, “Closet”
4. Kitty & The Manges, “Joey’s Song”
5. Fuzzbox, “Love Is the Slug”

Tim Brooks
• Vanity, Vain In Life LP
• Lobster Killed Me, Ghost LP
• Young Conservatives LP
• Scalped EP
• Narcoleptics EP

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. What We Do in the Shadows
2. Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
3. The Little Death
4. Inherent Vice
5. Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular and Passive Aggressive

Todd Taylor
• Tim Version, Ordinary Life LP+7”
• LA Zine Fest (Extraordinary, all around.)
• Really Red re-issues
• The Gotobeds, Poor People Are Revolting LP tie with Steve Adamyk Band, Dial Tone LP
• Dorothy Allison, Cavedweller (book) tie with Fuck and Fight #5 (zine)

Tommy Vandervort
1. The Reaganomics, Get Lost Stay Lost
2. The Jetbirds, Evolved Animal
3. The Howl, Jejune
4. Derek Grant at The Beat Kitchen
5. Laura Jane Grace at The Double Door

Ty Stranglehold
Top 5 Subhumans (Canada) Songs That Aren’t “Fuck You” or “Slave to My Dick” (RIP Wimpy Roy)
1. “Firing Squad”
2. “Death Was Too Kind”
3. “Behind My Smile”
4. “America Commits Suicide”
5. “The Big Picture”

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