Friday, 27 May 2011

DOA - positively doa 7 inch canada 1981

the first post here from the land of the canuks i think. getting so many now that i cant remember. who ever thought that one could have so many favourite records, well i do. and youll be happy to hear that theres still hundreds to go. anyways.....doa. to me they are what punk should stand for. ok, they got a bit silly at some points but you cant complain about their work schedule or their political agenda. unlike their american chums. doa played a lot of benefit gigs for political causes and have always been totally anti-fascist. punk and politics should go hand in hand. its kinda the whole point of it in the first place. it should never be rammed down anyones throat to the point that its unbearable, some british bands spring to mind at this moment, but it should be there. fuck joke bands, theres always the odd one though that were ok, but in general fuck 'em. say what you mean and stand by it and fly your flag......the tunes are straight to the point punk rock. loads of energy and good lyrics sung by an excellent punk rock voice. they even have an anti-reagan song in there and lord how we miss them tunes. whatever happend to punk like this?? is it too dated? or is it that people just dont care anymore. the world is more fucked up now than its ever been. we are quite close to the end i think. the two greatest powers at this moment dont have fair elections anymore, did they ever. governments really dont give a flying fuck anymore about the people who vote them in (did they ever?). the sea is in such a state that some seas fishing is at the point of being banned. theres a gigantic hole in the ozone layer that we still deny even exists. still, the americans and russians refuse to stop their dumpings in the sea and their polution of the air. just have a wee look at the baltic and see how its doing. the world super power, still, invades any land it god-damn well like pleases even if u.n tells them not to and we all sit back and let them, nae even help them. communism has gone but dont worry we now have muslims to hate and the world and his dog falls for this bullshit. al qaida, does it really exist??? what the fuck happend? why is their no mass rebellion? thats ok, we got mtv punk and my chemical romance to sort everything out. the world will be right in no time at all. get a fucking grip people. DOA were great..!! save us....

DOA - single, sleeves and pics









Thursday, 26 May 2011

white stripes - lord send me an angel 7 inch usa 2000

red and white dynamite. the team i support airdrieonians, as you will all know by now (apart from being defunct) played in red and white. the diamonds. so of course im digging the white stripes. '' were red were white. were absolutely shite. '' so heres a wee diamond of a record for yizz all. quite an early release by the duo. so you know your not gonna get bored. theres something about their early releases that were/are just brilliant. maybe its cause it sounded new or just maybe cause it was great. but by fuck it was as fresh as a rose. 11 years ago now this came out, and its just as good as the first time it was played. that my listeners is how you make a record. one that will last and stand against the tests of time. they went on, they drugged on in fact. feet stuck in the mud like. they seemed to lose their quirkyness and catchiness, although they did stay quirky and catchy, just not as good. in fact their last few records were shite. great for mainstream records, but still shite to us connoisseurs. you could say that they lost it....anywaysss.......fuck em, well someone did meg anyway and filmed it too. naughty. the first few records and some stuff here and there still blows any god-damn awful days blues away and this 7 inch is still proof of that. both songs are typical catchy white stripes ditties. b-side 'pretty good looking for a girl' is a different version than the lp version, by the way.......ive worked with this band now a few times and i must say, they are shockingly down to earth. once in glasgow, at the queen margeret union, both of them actually came out while we were packing their stuff away and chatted to us and asked what cd or tshirt we would like for helping them all day. this never happens, ever. in fact this is the only time that this has happend to me and ive worked well over a thousand concerts. i chose 'de stilj' by the way, and meg commented on my good choice. then when i worked at another show of theirs in stockholm. jack came out and sat and cut the shit and talked almost all of the day till sound check. sitting around on cases, fartin, talking about shagging, makin jokes and havin a laugh. if i remember, he was a bit annoying, but still, my hat goes off to the man. we all have bad humour days. just makes me thankful that elton john wasnt like that. anyways. meg and jack. lager and lemonade. curry and nan. starsky and hutch. the white stripes. i fuckin love 'em. in there..!!

white stripes - single, sleeves and pics