Top 5s from Razorcake 103

Top 5s from Razorcake 103 featuring: Future Virgins, Total Control, Canadian Rifle, Mind Spiders, Color TV, Amyl And The Sniffers, Biznaga

May 14, 2018

Top 5s from Razorcake 103

Illustration by Shane Milner: IG @meta_mop

Adam Perry
• Hot Water Music, Dead To Me, Racquet Club at Slim’s, San Francisco
• Chuck Ragan and Dave Hause at Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento
• Propagandhi, Victory Lap
• Lemuria, Recreational Hate
• Everyone’s friend Brandy Nichole Haile (1980-2018), who always reminded those she loved to “Please Believe!”

Alicia Armijo
• “‘M’ is for Morphine” by World/Inferno Friendship Society
• “Freedom Is a Wilderness” by World/Inferno Friendship Society
• “Rise” by Twin Scars
• “Rodan” by Stampede Mesa
• “Guacamole Party” by The Guacamole Police

Aphid Peewit
• MDC, Mein Trumpf CD
• Lumpy And The Dumpers, Those Pickled Fuckers LP
• United Teachers Of Music, Dreams of Beasts Must Die LP
• Dead Ending, Shoot the Messenger LP
The New York Hardcore Chronicles DVD

Art Ettinger
• Future Virgins, Doomsday Raga LP
• The Last Gang, Keep Them Counting LP
• Various Artists, American Oi! Texas Edition LP
• Various Artists, 14 Soda Punx LP
• 45 Adapters, They Call It Justice 7”

Bill Pinkel
• Future Virgins, Doomsday Raga LP
• Quicksand, Interiors LP
• Total Control, Laughing at the System LP
• Mind Spiders, Furies LP
• The Lillingtons live at the Viper Room!

Billy Kostka
• Cruel Ties, No Prisoner
• Total Control, Laughing at the System
• Mordecai, Live 2017
• Marbled Eye, EP2
• Beta Boys, Brick Walls

Candace Hansen
Top Five Distillers Songs I Hope They Play at the Reunion. (“City of Angels” doesn’t count of course they’re gonna play it.)
1. “Blackest Years”
2. “Sick of It All”
3. “Hall of Mirrors”
4. “World Comes Tumblin Down”
5. “Gypsy Rose Lee”

Chris Mason
1. Mind Spiders, Furies LP
2. Canadian Rifle, Peaceful Death LP
3. Bugg, Self-titled LP
4. The Number Ones, Another Side of The Number Ones 7”
5. girlSperm, Self-titled 12”

Chris Terry
• Songs For Snakes / If It Kills You, Split 7”
• The Fall, assorted Peel Sessions on YouTube
• Bat Fangs, Self-titled LP
• Danzy Senna, New People (novel)
• M.P. Johnson, Nails (novella)

Craven Rock
1. Launch of our cuck podcast, Two Paychecks
2. Ceschi Ramos, Sammus, hERON, cars and trains at Subspace
3. Shredders, Astronautalis at Chop Suey
4. Everything Is Terrible: The Great Satan at Central Cinema
5. Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture & Sex, by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Cynthia Pinedo
Five Bands I’ve Had on Repeat Lately
1. The Groans: This queer punk band hails from the Inland Empire. These QTs are so talented and so great live! Everything for Everyone is so good, and “BEBO Song” is a tribute to dogs that is always stuck in my head (in a good way).
2. Bad Cop/Bad Cop: OC/LA band Bad Cop have been killing it. Their album Warriors came out last year, and is full of jams. “Womanarchist” is such a powerful song; so important right now.
3. Weird Night: OC band Weird Night (formerly White Night) is lo-fi pop punk goodness, and I’ve had their self-titled album playing so much. “Al” and “Seis Seis Seis” are some of my favorite tracks.
4. Jawbreaker: So excited for their three nights at The Palladium.
5. The Bananas: Love them, and have probably listened to them more than any other band this year so far.

Daryl Gussin
• Mind Spiders, Furies LP, tie with Total Control, Laughing at the System LP
• La Tuya CD
• Biznaga, Sentido del Espectaculo LP
• Color TV, Paroxeteens 7”
• Swingin’ Utters, Drowing in the Sea, Rising with the Sun 2 x LP

Designated Dale
1. Nightmare Boyzzz playing again! New material hopefully in the works?
2. Molotov rocking and ruling the La Tocada Music Festival. Mexico City’s own never, ever disappoints.
3. The Sriracha-Chas debut full-length. Quote the late, great Cyrus: “Can you dig it?!”
4. La Tuya record release party at Cafe NELA, with extra special thanks to those clocking the extra miles to be there.
5. Razorcake celebrating its seventeenth year (!) by the time you read this. You’re fucking welcome!

Eric Baskauskas
Top 5 Band Names That Everyone Else in My New Hardcore Band Hated. You Can Use Them.
1. Earth O.D.
2. Clear Distaste
3. Big Bro
4. Anticene
5. Steamed

Joe Dana
Top 5 Things about Razorcake <3s Drinking Beer and Listening to Records First Annual Chili Cook Off
5. We had a nice ratio of vegan/veggie to meat chilis
4. We had trophies, great music, and our great venue, Footsies!
3. Luci Acosta won the People’s Choice Medal
2. Matt of Madison Bloodbath won second place and Amanda Jones won the first place trophy
1. There’ll be a Second Annual Chili Cook Off. Second Saturday of January 2019. Make plans to compete now!

Jim Woster
5 Movies from the Early ‘80s That Would Be Better-Known Had They Come Out in the ‘70s
Absence of Malice
Modern Romance
Prince of the City

Iggy Nicklbottum
Top 5 Best Moments at Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method Conference at UCLA
1. A collection of the best in women punk and rock of the ‘90s reminiscing on their best and worst moments in their careers, as well as giving their advice to young punks.
2. Lobotomy Mag panel was nothing but laughs. Every little party and moment was told in great detail, at the delight of the entire panel.
3. The tour of the archival collection of punk. Many small and interesting artifacts are being saved for future generations.
4. It was reunion of a lot of local older “classic” punks who were ecstatic to see one another. I was the youngest one.
5. It was student-run and they had plenty of free croissants.

Juan Espinosa
• Mind Spiders, Furies LP
• Neanderthal, A History of Violence 12”
• Intensive Care, Everything Has Its Price 7”
• Mortician, Darkest Day of Horror LP (reissue)
• Bugg, Self-titled LP

Genesis Bautista
Bands I’ve Recently Seen
• Gauze
• Framtid
• Unskilled Lab
• The Geros
• Cremalleras

Kayla Greet
1. Seattle Pop Punk Fest (especially Sicko, Listen Lady, Ramona, Dead Bars, and Choke The Pope) at The Highline
2. Mind Spiders, Furies
3. Ex Friends, Rules for Making Up Words
4. Canadian Rifle, Peaceful Death
5. The Drop Target Omnibus, by Jon Chad and Alec Longstreth (Liz Prince and I are published here!)

Kevin Dunn
1. Pink Collar Jobs, Anthology
2. Mind Spiders, Furies
3. Choke The Pope, Emotional Material
4. Black Paw, Self-titled EP
5. Lemuria, Recreational Hate

Kurt Morris
1. White American Youth by Christian Picciolini (book)
2. Smoke City by Keith Rosson (book)
3. I Feel Weird #1 & #2 (zines)
4. Converge, The Dusk in Us
5. Drive Like Jehu, Yank Crime

Some Great Comics I Just Read
1. Carrie McNinch’s You Don’t Get There from Here diary comics are still going strong!
2. The Complete Strange Growths by Jenny Zervakis
3. Melody by Sylvie Rancourt
4. Southwest Roadtrip zine by Hellen Jo and Ines Estrada
5. Trains by Mandy Ord

Mark Twistworthy
• Feature, Banishing Ritual LP
• The Stroppies, Self-titled LP
• Superchunk, What a Time to Be Alive LP
• High Rise, II LP reissue
• Mean Jeans, Jingles Collection LP

Megan Razzetti
Top 5 Songs That I Really Like Right Now
• “Onion of My Eye” by Fleshies
• “Crumble” by Dinosaur Jr.
• “My Beautiful Ruin” by Sundowner
• “Sour Candy” by Bleached
• “Cut Yr Teeth” by Kississippi

Michael T. Fournier
• Keith Rosson, Smoke City (book)
• Mind Spiders, Furies
• Sriracha-chas, Self-titled debut
• Rules, Pronouns
• The World, First World Record

Michelle Kirk
Top 5 “Summer in February” List
1. “Gone for the Summer,” Telephone Lovers
2. “Sunsetz,” Cigarettes After Sex
3. “They Put a Body in the Bayou,” The Orwells
4. Worship the Sun, The Allah-Las
5. King of the Beach, Wavves

Mike Faloon
1. Johanna Crane, Scrambling for Africa (book)
2. Guided By Voices, August by Cake LP
3. Mind Mgmt: The Immortals, Matt Kindt (graphic novel)
4. Little Milton, His Greatest Sides LP
5. Safes, Tasty Waves LP

Mike Frame
1. Amyl And The Sniffers, entire catalog
2. Doug Sahm, entire catalog
3. Razor Boys, Self-titled LP
4. The Crack, In Search Of LP
5. Godless / Ozark series, Hostiles (movie)

DJ Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM, SFCA
1. Neighborhood Brats, Night Shift 7”
2. Centuries, The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding LP
3. Nomos 751, Self-titled LP
4. Easy Prey, Teeth CS
5. The Devils, Iron Butt LP

Paul Silver
1. Canadian Rifle, Peaceful Death LP
2. Horror Squad, Turkish Techno, DFMK, Secondaries, Tracy Soto at Characters, Pomona, Calif.
3. Miss New Buddha, Dark Black, Lanterns at Blonde Bar, San Diego
4. Horror Squad, Death Posi LP
5. La Escalera New Year’s Eve at Til-Two San Diego, with Heartless Folk, International Dipshit, The Dodges, Ash Williams, Bossfight, Se Vende, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Rayner, Western Settings, and Problem Daughter

Rene Navarro
1. My wife got me a ticket to see Jawbreaker.
2. Roy Orbison, Mystery Girl CD
3. No Statik, Unity & Fragmentation CD
4. The Kinks, Misfits LP
5. Hüsker Dü, Metal Circus LP

Rev. Nørb
• Razz, Time Frames 12” 45
• New Rocket Union, Self-titled CDEP
• The Jam, 1977 box set
• Rik & The Pigs, Blue Jean Queen 45
• Sweet Knives, “Burnt Sienna Blues” b/w “I Don’t Wanna See” 45

Rich Cocksedge
• Newport County 1 Spurs 1 - F.A. Cup 4th Round (and the subsequent replay at Wembley Stadium, despite losing 0-2)
• La Tuya, debut CD from L.A. punks (“Fuck the Cheeto king!”)
• Drug Victim, Worry 7”
• Timeshares, On Life Support EP, tie with The Mendozaz, Two Days to Retirement LP
• Death Pedals, Self-titled, tie with A Vulture Wake, The Appropriate Level of Outrage

Ryan Nichols
1. Bored Dudes
2. Human Leather, Lazy Karaoke LP
3. The Story of Crass by George Berger (book)
4. Caifanes at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.
5. Shame, Songs of Praise LP

Sal Lucci
1. Terminal Mind, Recordings LP
2. Lumpy And The Dumpers, Those Pickled Fuckers LP
3. Cowboys, 3rd LP LP
4. Joe Meek, Hits from Holloway Road LP
5. Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares LP

Sean Arenas
• Boys Order, Do the Wild Cat LP
• Hummingbird Of Death, Forbidden Techniques LP
• The Fadeaways, “Sick and Tired” b/w “Long Gone (The Customs)” 7”
• No Statik, Unity & Fragmentation LP

Sean Koepenick
Bands That Deserve Their Own Beer
1. The Ramones
2. The Replacements
3. The Clash
4. Anti-Nowhere League
5. New Model Army

Theresa W.
1. Career, Structures
2. Couch Slut, Contempt
3. Longclaw, Patterns
4. Open City, Self-titled
5. LAPêCHE, The Second Arrow

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Lucky
2. The Orville
3. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus
4. Good Time
5. Band Aid

Todd Taylor
• Total Control, Laughing at the System LP tie Mind Spiders, Furies LP
• Biznaga, Sentido del Espectaculo LP
• Marriage Material, Making the Worry Worth It, Part I 7”
• Caves, Always Why LP tie ONSIND, We Wilt, We Bloom LP
• Booji Boys, Weekend Rocker LP tie The Rippers, A Gut Feeling LP


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