Top 5s from Issue #80: Crowning jewel of doing the funny

Jun 05, 2014

(glitched cover by candice)

Adam Bowers
• Cayetana, Hot Dad Calendar
• Dikembe, Broad Shoulders
• Iron Chic, The Constant One
• Beck, Morning Phase
• Tancred, Self-titled

Alanna Why 
Top 5 New Swears Videos
1. “Paradise”
2. “Midnight Lovers” 
3. “See You in Hull” 
4. “Rather Be Dead”
5. “Two Darts” 

Alex Barrett
1. Caves, Betterment
2. A stack of Michael DeForge comics from SHQ in L.A.
3. Dead Man’s Shoes, directed by Shane Meadows
4. Protomartyr, No Passion All Technique
5. The current lineup for Fest 13

Art Ettinger
• The Spits, Kill the Kool 2 x LP
• Alan King, King Sings Croce CDEP
• OFF!, Wasted Years LP
• Various Artists, Oi! Ain’t Dead 2 10”
• Bl’ast!, The Expression of Power 3 x LP

Ashley Ravelo
Top 5 Independent Bookstores in the Los Angeles Area (Alphabetically)
• Booksoup, West Hollywood
• The Last Bookstore, Downtown Los Angeles
• Once Upon A Time Bookstore, Montrose (Children’s bookstore)
• Skylight Books, Los Feliz
• Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

Ben Snakepit
Top 5 Michigan Beers
1. Bell’s Hopslam
2. MotorCity Honey Porter
3. Dragonmead Under the Kilt
4. Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire
5. ArcadiaLoch Down

Bianca Barragan
Top Five Aural Experiences of the Last Thirty Days
1. Maxie Dean / Teddy Pushpin / Spooks at Ham & Eggs, 3/28/14
2. Lilacs, an L.A. band whose awesome shows I keep missing
3. The discovery of Slovenly Recordings, whose catalog includes my new faves Sultan Bathery, Bazooka, Gay Anniversary, and Thee Oops
4. Watching Purple Rain on a rainy night at home (I guess this was more of a spiritual experience....)
5. White Murder’s 7”s for “Harold’s Place,” “Safety in Numbers,” and “Arteries Are Flexible”

Bill Pinkel
• Dead Dog, Precious Child
• Criminal Code, No Device
• Sam Cooke, Best of Sam Cooke
• The Spits, Kill the Kool
• Sonic Avenues, Mistakes

Billy Kostka
1. Chrome, AlienSoundtracks
2. Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
3. Average Times, Self-titled
4. Black Time, Blackout
5. Sonic Avenues, Mistakes

Candice Tobin
1. Neighborhood Brats, Total Dementia 7”
2. White Murder, Self-titled
3. Brick Mower, Teenage Graceland
4. Bad Sports, Bras
5. Sonic Avenues, Mistakes

Cassie J. Sneider
Top 5 Karaoke Songs That Make Me Want to Ram Knitting Needles in My Ears
1. “Mother” by Danzig
2. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
3. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi
4. “Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
5. “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf

Chad Williams
1. Propagandhi at The Metro, 2/21/14
2. Motörhead at The Warfield, 4/18/14
3. The Toy Dolls and Swingin’ Utters at The Regency, 4/14/14
4. Culture Abuse at Hemlock Tavern, 3/1/14
5. Bl’ast! at The Chapel, 2/18/14

Chris Mason
1. Sonic Avenues, Mistakes LP
2. Vånna Inget, Ingen Botten LP
3. Criminal Code, No Device LP
4. Protex, StrangeObsessions LP
5. Failures’ Union, Tethering LP

Chris Pepus
• Bertolt Brecht, Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti (2004 BBC Radio 3 adaptation)
La Grande Bellezza (film)
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (film)
Viva la Libertà (film)
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (film)

Chris Terry
• Brain F≠, Empty Set LP
• The Circle Curse, Glass City CD
• Pitfall 7”
• Kevin Gates mixtapes (so much pain in that voice)
• Doing book talks at Berkeley High School

Craven Rock
1. Improv Dojo at Jet City Improv (class)
2. Sneaking into Authors, Writers and Publishers Conference (hearing Chris Terry read from Zero Fade and seeing y’all ‘cake folks there, too)
3. Bubba Sparxxx, Pain Management
4. The Dead Authors Podcast: Chapter 28: Walt Whitman, featuring James Adonian
5. American Dust Revisited by Brian S. Ellis (book)

Daryl Gussin
• The Vexx, “Strength,” tie with the La Misma 7”
• Dead Moon, Crack in the System LP
• The North Trolls, Sup LP
• Leatherface
• Tijuana, Tucson, Austin, Denton, Las Cruces, Tempe: thank you.

Dave Williams
1. Martha, Courting Strong LP
2. Ringworm, Hammer of the Witch LP
3. Needles//Pins, Shamebirds LP
4. Glazed Baby, Karmic Debt LP
5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Days of Abandon LP

Designated Dale
1. The Cult, Peace LP—the way Electric was supposed to sound. 
2. Don Rickles, Hello Dummy! LP—crowning jewel of doing the funny.
3. 647(F), Cop Corpse EP—still a great chunk of vinyl hidden in L.A.’s past.
4. The Getdowns, Getting Wild EP—La Whittier’s own. Fuck, yeah.
5. Pegboy, Strong Reaction LP—like I’ve told people for years: Get out of my face if you don’t own this rekkid.

Eric Baskauskas
• Audacity, live at Bric-A-Brac Records in Chicago, 4/11/14
• Brain F≠, Empty Set
• Stoic Violence, Chained
• Direct Effect, Sunburn
• Floor, Oblation

Evan Wolff
Top 5 Columbus Bands Right Now
1. Sega Genocide
2. Day Creeper
3. Total Request Dead
4. Splashin’ Safari 
5. Connections 

Genesis Bautista
Things I Am Still Excited About
• Tercer Mundo, Self-titled EP
• Destruye y Huye
• Blazing Eye
Porchcore (zine)
• NYC Latino Punk Fest 2014

Indiana Laub
• Kid Dynamite, “Pacifier”
• Lilith, “Fuck Yr Brotherhood”
• Max Levine Ensemble, “Elephant in the Room”
• Songs For Moms, “And Don’t Tell Me I’m Wrong”
• Kid Dynamite, “Shiner”

Jamie Rotante
Top 5 Vinyl Currently on Heavy Rotation
1. Nervosas, Self-titled
2. Off, Wasted Years
3. White Lung, Sorry
4. The Mean Jeans / Underground Railroad To Candyland, Split 7”
5. Johnny X & The Conspiracy, Self-titled

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Coolest Punk Names
1. Poly Styrene (X-Ray Specs)
2. Lux Interior (The Cramps)
3. Lorna Doom (The Germs)
4. Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
5. All the Ramones 

Jimmy Alvarado
• Chrome, Half Machine from the Sun: The Lost Chrome Tracks from ‘79-’80 CD
• Abecederians, Eureka reissue CD 
• Inferno, Pioneering Work 2 x CD
• Various Artists, Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production CD
• Mormons, We’re Not Dead 7”

Joe Dana
1. Finally seeing the Toy Dolls after missing them in the late ‘90s at the Fonda. One of the best shows I’ve ever been to.
2. Motörhead at the Nokia
3. Chromeo at the Fonda
4. Iron Chic at the Redwood
5. Tommy Vandervort visiting Razorcake <3s drinking beer and listening to records at Bar 107.

John Mule
1. India recognizing a third gender
2. Being thirty-two years old and still having a spring break
3. Badlands’ So Little on CD!
4. “Osama Bin Laden as the Crucified Christ” by AM!
5. Ruleta Rusa, Aqui No Es

Juan Espinosa
• Criminal Code, Generacion Suicida, and Poliskitzo live at the Dog Haus in South Central LA, and No Device LP
• Oblivionation, Cult of Culture EP 
• S.H.I.T., Collective Unconsciousness EP
• SFN / In Disgust, Split 7”
• La Misma live at E 7th St.

Kayla Greet
1. Iron Chic, Canadian Rifle, The Loss at Kraken
2. Jefferson Deathstar, Junkyard Amy Lee, Lonny Bristle, Liz Franks, Kids On Fire at The Morgue parking lot (DIY venue’s shut down anniversary show)
3. Against Me!, Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson at The Neptune
4. Mudhoney playing for free at Full Tilt Ice Cream
5. Pixies at The Paramount Theater (Complete with a Jesus And Mary Chain cover!)

Keith Rosson
• John Brown Battery, The Only Normal People Are the Ones You Haven’t Met Yet CD (brilliant Chicago emo / pop punk from 2001, ala HWM or Box The Compass) 
Next, by James Hynes (novel)
Model Home, by Eric Puchner (novel)
• Title Wave (Portland Public Library’s retail bookstore, new release hardcover novels for a dollar fifty=regular coronary thrombosis, yo)
• Duotrope (online database/submission tracker for authors)

Kevin Dunn
1. Ben Snakepit / Mitch Clem, Snake Pit / My Stupid Life split zine
2. Liz Prince, Alone Forever comixbook
3. Teenage Exorcists, Self-titled EP
4. MUHAMMADALi, Future Songs LP
5. Radioactivity, Self-titled LP

Kurt Morris
1. Müscle Wörship, Self-titled
2. Proudentall, What’s Happening Here
3. Owls, Two
4. The Germs, (MIA): The Complete Anthology
5. My old Razorcake podcasts

Mark Twistworthy
• Protomartyr, Under Color of Official Right LP
• Floor, Oblation LP
• Allvaret, live
• Breadwinner, Burner 12” re-issue
• Baseball season!

Marty Ploy
Stuffs I Been Listening to a Lot, Some of It Ain’t Out Yet So I Been Streaming Like a Chump
• Tørsö, Community Psychosis EP
• Praise, Lights Went Out LP
• Beach Slang, Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? EP
• 1981, “Solutions” b/w “Dancing” EP
• Sickoids, No Home EP

Matt Average
• Can, The Lost Tapes 3 x CD set
• The Graham Bond Organization, Wade in the Water 4 x CD set
• Dropdead / Systematic Death, Split EP
• Misery, From Seeds That We Have Sown LP
Beware of Mr. Baker (movie)

Matt Werts
• Syl Johnson, Complete Mythology
• Kim Deal / Morgan Nagler, “The Root” b/w “Range on Castle” 45
• Ty Segall, Singles Collection
• Yoko Ono, Approximately Infinite Universe
• Regal Degal, Format Worth

Mike Frame
1. Off!, Wasted Years CD
2. Drive By Truckers, English Oceans CD
3. Orchid, Zodiac Sessions CD
4. Durban Poison, all recent 7” singles
5. Nervosa, Victim of Yourself CD

Naked Rob
Terrible Tuesday Radio Show | SF
• Elegy, 2014 Demo cassette (SF punk rock)
Wolf Party comp (New Zealand underground rock’n’roll/garage/punk bands)
• Catholic Girls, Distant 7” (Denver crustcore)
• Ritual Control, No Affinity 7” (SF/Oakland hardcore)
• Offenders 2 x LP reissues (Austin, TX ‘80s hardcore)

• The Sheckies at Lemmons in St. Louis, March 21 
• Nervosas at Melt in St. Louis, March 26
• Peelander-Z at The Demo in St. Louis, March 28
• Getting a new car
• Having cable TV again

Paul Silver
1. Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Boss Lady
2. Street Eaters, Blood/Muscles/Bones
3. Pelotan, Lucky Old Sun
4. Unwelcome Guests, Wavering
5. Divided Heaven, Youngblood

Replay Dave
Top 5 Albums for Day Drinking + Child Minding
• House Of Lightning, Lightworker
• Steve Forbert, Jackrabbit Slim
• Radioactivity, Self-titled
• Nirvana, Unplugged
• Creepoid, Self-titled

Rev. Nørb
• Giuda, Let’s Do It Again LP
• Bad Sports, Bras LP
• The Sands, Hotel & Casino LP
• SOA, First Demo 12/29/80 7”EP
• Coloured Balls, Ball Power LP

Rich Cocksedge
• Stiff Little Fingers, live in Exeter, U.K. and No Way BackLP
• We Live In Trenches, Live Crisis LP
• Wisecrack, Whiskey, No Mixer
• Unwelcome Guests, Wavering LP
• Seeing NewportCounty win at Torquay United. CTID!

Ryan Nichols
• Del Taco
• The Indoors, Self-titled LP
• Spitting Image, Love on a Terror 7”
• Sunsick, Self-titled LP
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (book)

Russ Van Cleave
1. Drive-By Truckers, English Oceans
2. Pretty Boy Thorson And The Fallen Angels, An Uneasy Peace
3. The Figgs, Rejects
4. Pete Shelley, Homosapien
5. Roky Erickson And The Aliens, The Evil One

Sean Arenas
• Feral Future, Haematic LP
• The Taxpayers, Cold Hearted Town LP
• Spokenest, Destroy, Gone, Listen, Lose Cassette
• Libyans, Expired Language LP
• Lindseys, Religious Sexts LP

Sean Koepenick
Top 5 “Scene” Books
1. Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital by Mark Andersen and Mark Jenkins
2. We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk by Mark Spitz and Brendan Mullen
3. Why Be Something That You’re Not by Tony Rettman
4. All Your Ears Can Hear: Underground Music in Victoria, BC 1978-1984 by Jason Flower, Ricky Long, and Kev Smith
5. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

Tim Brooks
• Strange Attractor LP
• The Flex, Wild Stabs in the Dark
• Scapegoat EP
• Peacebreakers, Everyday Battle EP
• Fatigue, Demo

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Enjoyed Recently
1. Golan the Insatiable (series)
2. Nebraska
3. Rick and Morty (series)
4. The Spectacular Now
5. Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (series)

Todd Taylor
Top 5 Books/Zines/Zine Collections I’ve Enjoyed Recently
Wish You Were Me and Sweatsuits of the Damned by Myriam Gurba
Fan Interference, A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflections by Mike Faloon and Steve Reynolds
Giving the Finger: Risking It All to Fish the World’s Deadliest Sea by Jim Ruland and Scott Campbell Jr.
Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival: Time Spent with Juggalos by Craven Rock
Lilac Mines by Cheryl Klein

Tommy Vandervort
1. OWTH, The Slow Death, The Gateway District at Triple Rock, MPLS
2. The Slow Death, No Heaven LP
3. OWTH, The Brokedowns, Meatwave, I Am Heresy at Subterranean, Chicago
4. Erika Nelson, tour manager extraordinaire
5. Iron Reagan, Worse Than Dead LP

Ty Stranglehold
1. Neighborhood Brats, Total Dementia
2. OFF!, Wasted Years
3. Canadian Rifle, Deep Ends
4. The Steve Adamyk Band, High Above
5. Espectrostatic, Self-titled

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