Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hüsker Dü - Savage Young Dü

Ok, something a little different today. Savage Young Dü is the fantastic 3 disc set released late last year. I've decided to only post one of the discs, simply because hell it's only been out a few months. I try not to post anything too soon after its release. I'm not an animal!

Anyway, we unfortunately lost drummer Grant Hart not too long ago as well. Although I can't say I was much of a fan of their 'indie' stuff it's hard not to admit they were an incredibly influential band for both indie and punk. This collection is outtakes and live stuff from their early days. Well worth the price of admission. This disc (#1 for those keeping score at home) has 22 great tracks of indie, punk and hardcore, including....

All My Best Things Are In Hock

Friday, February 23, 2018

R.K.L. - Keep Laughing - The Best Of R.K.L.

The Rich Kids on L.S.D. began in the early 80's as Nardcore superstars. In the late 80's/early 90's they became crossover gods. And in the aughts they started dying. This collection, or at least part of it, was released in 1985. When it was re-released in 2001 it became a 'Best Of' collection.

I'm Livin' On Chinese Rock

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

V/A - Gabba Gabba Hey: A Tribute To The Ramones

Time for a repost here. There have been countless Ramones tributes over the years, and rightfully so. But for my money, this is the go to tribute. A great collection of all the hits, including punk legend Jeff Dahl's version of that one song.

Do Ya Wanna Take A Walk, Do Ya Wanna Go Cop

Sunday, February 18, 2018

V/A - Born To Lose: A Tribute To Johnny Thunders

Now that we got that nonsense out of the way let's continue with our month of Chinese Rocks. Today we have the absolutely massive 3 disc tribute to the late great Johnny Thunders. All the classics are here, and then some. And our favorite song is found really close to the end, covered by S.F.A.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Well, Chinese New Year that is. Today marks the beginning of the Year Of The Dog. And to celebrate I've been posting as many Chinese Rocks cover versions I could find. That punk rock standard penned by the duo of Dee Dee Ramone and Richard Hell way back in 1975. A true classic. And there are plenty of cover versions. In fact, so many that I've decided to pop a few extras right here.

From all over North America. The North:
Boris The Sprinkler

and the South:

From the East:
Mudd Helmut
And the West:

The Roulettes
And even smack dab in the middle:

But don't think North America was the only place you could hear a cover version. You can also find versions from Norway:
The Carburetors
From Ireland:
The Groundlings
From Italy:
Mondo Topless
And France:
Freddy Lynxx

It's been covered by people you've heard of:
The Coverups (Green Day)
And people you haven't:
Ricky Loser
By old friends:
Class Of '76
And new faces:
And there is even this version:

And although this guy had a hand in writing it:
Richard Hell
And so did this guy:
Dee Dee
These guys made it a classic:
The Heartbreakers

So there you have it, kids. My tribute to one of the best punk songs ever written. Also, Happy Chinese New Year!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Insane - El Salvador 7"

A little UK82 action for you today. The Insane had a handful of releases to their credit. This one from 1982, so I guess that makes it LITERALLY UK82. Was the title track covered by someone else? I want to say yes, but just can't place it. Anyway, good 7".

And by the way, this post is the last chance to guess this month's theme before I tell you. Here's a hint, I'm telling you the theme on Friday for a very good reason. I really didn't think this would be so ruff. Any previous guesses have been barking up the wrong tree.

Do Ya Wanna Go Cop

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Electric Frankenstein - Tribute To The Ramones & Dead Boys 7"

Might as well finish off the weekend with another tribute release. And yes the Ramones are involved... AGAIN! But this time, so are the Dead Boys. Electric Frankenstein have been kicking ass since around 1991. Love these guys

Gonna Beat Up The Next Hippie I See