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Fresh Fruit for Rotting VegetablesDead Kennedy's Classic 1980 Debut!1. Kill The Poor
2. Forward To Death
3. When Ya Get Drafted
4. Let's Lynch The Landlord
5. Drug Me
6. Your Emotions
7. Chemical Warfare
8. California Uber Alles
9. I Kill Children
10. Stealing People's Mail
11. Funland At The Beach
12. Ill In The Head
13. Holiday In Cambodia
14. Viva Las Vegas$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pocho AztlanPocho Aztlán is the fourth full-length (and first in 16 years) from the L.A.-based metal outfit, Brujeria. Juan Brujo and his backing band of extreme-metal superstars saw off tributes to Pablo Escobar ('Plata O Plomo'), recount exotic narco-tales of drug drops gone wrong ('Isla de la Fantacia') and even carve out a customized cover of the Dead Kennedys classic 'California Über Alles' ('California Über Aztlán'). Elsewhere, Brujo brings his trademark levity to bear on 'Culpan La Mujer' ('Blame The Woman'), a send-up of old-school Mexican machismo. You got a woman? Blame her, he laughs. It goes back to Adam and Eve - the woman did it! It's also the old macho, Mexican way. Always blame the woman.1. Pocho Aztlan
2. No Aceptan Imitaciones
3. Profecia Del Anticristo
4. Angel De La Frontera
5. Plata O Plomo
7. Isla De La Fantasia
9. Mexico Campeon
12. California Über Aztlan$28.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death1. Police Truck
2. Too Drunk To Fuck
3. California Uber Alles
4. The Man With The Dogs
6. Life Sentence
7. A Child And His Lawnmower
8. Holiday In Cambodia
9. Night Of The Living Rednecks
10. I Fought The Law
11. Saturday Night Holocaust
12. Pull My Strings
13. Short Songs
14. Straight A's
15. Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'Round
16. The Prey
17. Buzzbomb From Pasadena$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Give Me Convenience Or Give Me DeathRemastered And Available In A Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
Track for track and album after album, the Dead Kennedys were the most relentlessly political and controversial stateside punk rock band to gain much public notoriety. Originally released in 1987, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death collects 17 of the band's singles, compilation tracks, and rarities spanning the eight years they played together.
This is a wide and deep collection of favorites like California Über Alles and Holiday in Cambodia, but the real reason to pick up this disc is the more obscure and rare material. From 1979, Night of the Living Rednecks has hyperactive mouthpiece Jello Biafra relating a tale of being chased by irate rednecks while the rhythm sections jams. Their version of I Fought the Law rewrites it into a true-to-life murder ballad, while rippers like Life Sentence, Insight, Pull My Strings and Straight A's are off the map unless you were lucky enough to pick up the original singles or compilations that they're pulled from. And Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round is Biafra at his sarcastic best, as he tells of one corporate head instructing another on the economic necessity of a new war. The DKs were a truly important and relevant band, and Give Me Convenience provides 17 livid reasons why. Boy, could we use them now. -- Carl Hanni1. Police Truck
2. Too Drunk To Fuck
3. California UberAlles
4. The Man With The Dogs
6. Life Sentence
7. A Child And His Lawnmower
8. Holiday In Cambodia
9. Night Of The Living Rednecks
10. I Fought The Law
11. Saturday Night Holocaust
12. Pull My Strings
13. Short Songs
14. Straight A's
15. Kinky Sex (Makes The World Go Around)
16. The Prey
17. Buzzbomb From Pasadena$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Plastic Surgery Disasters1. Government flu
2. Terminal preppie
3. Trust your mechanic
4. Well paid scientist
6. Forest fire
8. Winnebago warrior
10. Bleed for me
11. I am the owl
12. Dead end
13. Moon over Marin$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Mutiny On The BayTHIS IS THE FIRST EVER LIVE LP RECORD FROM THE DEAD KENNEDYS...MUTINY ON THE BAY ! DEAD KENNEDYS LIVE ! RECORDED LIVE IN THE BAY AREA AT THE SONE IN SAN FRANCISCO AND PALO ALTO CA....AS WELL AS THE ELITE CLUB IN SAN FRANCISCO AND UC DAVIS IN THE THE 1980'S.
A TRUE MASTERPIECE FROM JELLO BIAFRA AND THE DEAD KENNEDYS.
A MUST HAVE ADDITION TO ANY MUSIC COLLECTION.1. Introduction
2. Police Truck
3. Kill the Poor
4. Holiday in Cambodia
5. Moon Over Marin
6. California Über Alles
7. MTV-Get off the Air
8. Too Drunk to Fuck
9. Goons of Hazzard
10. This Could Be Anywhere
11. Forward to Death
12. I Am the Owl
14. Riot$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FrankenchristRemastered And Available In A Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
Released after a three-year studio hiatus, this album picks up right where Plastic Surgery Disasters left off. As always, the lyrics are among the most literate and angry in all of rock & roll. Goons of Hazard scores the culture of guns and the rednecks who love them, utilizing full-textured hard rock to set the verses. Soup Is Good Food lacerates the concept of disposable people in disposable jobs, pairing this idea with repeated guitar riff-based music that suggests a nightmare version of 1960s songs. Jock-O-Rama excoriates organized sports and macho attitudes; musically, the outer sections wed rockabilly and hardcore influences, sandwiching a slow middle section that spoofs martial numbers like Barry Sadler's Ballad of the Green Berets. This Could Be Anywhere has critical lyrics about racism and classicism set to music highly reminiscent of the Sex Pistols. Hellnation has garbled, wide-range, muckracking verses set to stun-speed punk that recalls numbers from In God We Trust Inc.
The excellent MTV -- Get Off the Air lambastes the corporate influences on rock & roll; musically, the song exhibits a tripartite structure, using a vacuously poppy opening, a speed hardcore central section, and a mid-tempo rocking finale that prominently features trumpet (a very brief coda reprise of hardcore ends the number). The finest selection on this album (and perhaps in the whole Dead Kennedys' canon) is the anthemic Stars and Stripes of Corruption. This number also utilizes a three-part construct, consisting here of a hard-rocking midsection flanked by faster, punk-oriented material. The verses here are stunningly detailed, describing what the band believes is wrong with the United States and what the solutions should be. This wonderful and challenging album is very highly recommended.
- David Cleary (All Music Guide)1. Soup Is Good Food
3. This Could Be Anywhere (This Could Be Everywhere)
4. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch
5. Chicken Farm
6. Jock-O-Rama (Invasion Of The Beef Patrol)
7. Goons Of Hazzard
8. MTV - Get Off The Air
9. At My Job
10. Stars And Stripes Of Corruption$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FrankenchristThe Dead Kennedys: Klaus Flouride (vocals, bass); D.H. Peligro (vocals, drums); Jello Biafra (vocals); East Bay Ray (guitar, 12-string electric Bellzouki, synthesizer). Recorded at Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, California. Includes liner notes by Jello Biafra. Digitally remastered by John Cuniberti and East Bay Ray (The Plant Mastering, Sausalito, California). FRANKENCHRIST is the Dead Kennedys album that garnered them the most public attention, albeit for reasons the band would ultimately regret. California prosecutors, clearly no fans of politically charged punk rock, declared an H.R. Giger poster the Kennedys included with the album's original pressing obscene. The result was a protracted two-year legal fight. The band ultimately won it, but the effort exhausted them and led to their ultimate breakup. Nevertheless, the music remains. It's still primo punk, and as relevant as ever, thanks to lead singer Jello Biafra's stinging lyrical swipes at the powers that be, and the gloriously metallic clang of East Bay Ray's guitar. Classic stuff.1. Soup Is Good Food
3. This Could Be Anywhere
4. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch
5. Chicken Farm
7. Goons Of Hazzard
8. MTV - Get Off The Air
9. At My Job
10. Stars And Stripes Of Corruption$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-RHI-4608xFaith No More
Angel Dust (Deluxe)180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl With Gatefold Sleeves
Features A 2nd LP With A Selection Of Rarities
As Faith No More prepares to unleash its first new album in nearly 20 years, Rhino Records celebrates the back-to-back classic albums that helped establish the band's vital and visceral musical legacy with Deluxe Editions of THE REAL THING and ANGEL DUST.
Each album will be offered as a double LP, 180gm heavyweight black vinyl format of each album, featuring the original album and a selection of the rarities related to each. The release date of the vinyl formats is planned for August.
Like all bands who transcended their time to become cornerstones of an era, Faith No More sounded like nobody else. The group's commercial breakthrough came in 1989 with the release of THE REAL THING. It was the band's third album, but the first to feature the line-up of Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jim Martin (guitars), and Mike Patton (vocals). The album was incredibly diverse, yet every song was linked by the band's own developing style. It peaked at #11 on the charts and was certified platinum, spawning the singles, "From Out Of Nowhere" and "Falling To Pieces," as well as "Epic," which was ubiquitous on radio and MTV.
After extensive touring, the band returned in 1992 with ANGEL DUST. It climbed to #10 on the U.S. album charts and would later be recognized as one of the most influential releases of the era. The album swings between extremes-aggressive and disturbing, but also beautiful and soothing-showing off every facet of the band's quirky eloquence on such diverse tracks as "Midlife Crisis," "Jizzlobber," "R.V." and "Small Victory."
Among the nine tracks featured on the bonus disc is a mix of "Midlife Crisis" by the band's longtime producer Matt Wallace, a trio of live recordings from a concert in Munich, Germany, as well as covers of the Dead Kennedys' "Let's Lynch The Landlord" and the band's unforgettable take on the Commodores' "Easy."LP1 (as per 1992 1LP version)
1. Land Of Sunshine
3. Midlife Crisis
5. Everything's Ruined
8. Be Aggressive
9. A Small Victory
11. Smaller And Smaller
2. Midnight Cowboy
3. Crack Hitler
4. Midlife Crisis (The Scream Mix) Remixed by Matt Wallace
5. The World Is Yours (Angel Dust outtake)
6. As The Worm Turns (Mike Patton vocal / Japan bonus track)
7. Das Schutzenfest (German version)
8. Let's Lynch The Landlord (B-Side)
9. Be Aggressive (Live in Munich 9th November 1992)
10. Kindergarten (Live in Munich 9th November 1992)
11. We Care A Lot (Live in Munich 9th November 1992)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bedtime For DemocracyFrom the original master tapes1. Take This Job and Shove It
2. Hop With The Jet Set
3. Dear Abby
4. Rambozo The Clown
6. The Great Wall
8. Triumph of the Swill
9. Macho Insecurity
10. I Spy
11. Cesspools In Eden
12. One-Way Ticket to Pluto
13. Do The Slag
14. A Commercial
15. Gone With My Wind
16. Anarchy for Sale
17. Chickenshit Conformist
18. Where Do Ya Draw The Line?
19. Potshot Heard 'Round The World
21. Lie Detector$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Plastic Surgery DisastersRemastered And Available In A Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
Having proved themselves masters of the quick, vicious smash and bash, on their second full-length album the Kennedys continued in that vein while finding other effective ways to express their all-encompassing message of resistance and satire. Absolutely nobody is safe, whether it's the more expected targets of conservative society, or those who claim to follow what the Kennedys and punk promised but only ended up acting like idiots. For the most part, though, it's a well-deserved smackdown of all the jerks the early '80s produced, set to some fantastic music.
Bookended by random noise jams -- the first one with a wonderfully dismissive spoken-word analysis on societal programming for The Good Life -- Plastic Surgery Disasters shows East Bay Ray, Klaus Fluoride and D.H. Peligro turning into an even more awesome unit than before. Ray's sheet-metal intense guitar may once or twice get slammed into too much treble for its own good, but his spaghetti-western-cranked-to-ten playing is fantastic stuff at its best. The others have their moments, like Peligro's rolling drum breaks on Trust Your Mechanic. When the band aims for subtlety, the results are grand -- the sudden silences on Trust Your Mechanic, the goofy hipswing start to Forest Fire. Unsurprisingly, Biafra is still at the center of it all; once again, the song titles make it clear what's at play. Terminal Preppie, rips into an example of the type with gusto, and the wonderfully sneering Winnebago Warrior is just the tip of the iceberg. The real highlight can be found at the end -- Moon Over Marin, with a soaring, anthemic surf-rock line from Ray offsetting Biafra's semi-apocalyptic vision of the Bay Area's snooty region.
- Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)1. Advice From Christmas Past
2. Government Flu
3. Terminal Preppie
4. Trust Your Mechanic
5. Well Paid Scientist
7. Forest Fire
9. Winnebago Warrior
11. Bleed For Me
12. I Am The Owl
13. Dead End
14. Moon Over Marin$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Become The MediaThe sixth installment in former DEAD KENNEDYS vocalist and recent Green Party presidential candidate JELLO BIAFRA's ongoing series of spoken word recordings. Taken from recent live performances in Boulder, Denver and Seattle, Biafra gives his takes and reflections on the WTO convention in Seattle, democracy, e-issues, the post-Colombine High backlash on kids who think differently, and other issues of the day.1. Intro: Gary Dugger
2. The Green Wedge
3. K.O. The W.T.O.
5. Hack The Planet
6. World Bunk & International Monetary Fraud
7. Frankenfood Landscape: Where Are We Going?
8. Philadelphia Stories
9. If You Like Tipper, You'll Love...
10. Become The Media$22.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Never Breathe What You Can't SeeAt last the long-rumored tag-team assault on God, Justice and the American Way of Life is set to grind your minds and pummel your craniums. The project hatched when the Melvins approached Jello, expressing their outrage at the phony Dead Kennedys cash-in reunion tour and proposed their own tour backing Jello playing all Dead Kennedys songs. Jello replied that he would rather write new songs and a band was born. The music is heavy and catchy, the sharp tongue and deadly riffs are everywhere, so if you think these guys have finally mellowed with age or matured as artists, think again.1. Plethysmograph
2. McGruff the Crime Dog
3. Yuppie Cadillac
4. Islamic Bomb
5. Lighter Side of Global Terrorism
6. Caped Crusader
7. Enchanted Thoughtfist
8. Dawn of the Locusts$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NationNation is the eighth studio album by the Brazilian metal band Sepultura, released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records. Nation features guest appearances from artists such as Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Ill Nino singer Cristian Machado, Bile frontman Krztoff and Apocalyptica.Sepulnation
One Man Army
The Ways Of Faith
Who Must Die?
Tribe To A Nation
Valtio$43.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1638xTrue Sounds Of Liberty
Change Today?Change Today? is the third studio album by the American rock band T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty), released in 1984. It was the band's first album with singer/guitarist Joe Wood and drummer Mitch Dean, replacing founding members Jack Grisham and Todd Barnes who had left the band in late 1983.
The album was recorded using money loaned to T.S.O.L. by the Dead Kennedys, and found the new incarnation of the band moving away from the Hardcore Punk associations of the original lineup in favor of a traditional Rock and Gothic Rock sound.
Over the course of four nights at Mad Dog Studio in Venice, California T.S.O.L. recorded their new songs with recording engineer Stuart Schanwetter and producer Chris Grayson. The album was mastered by Eddy Schreyer.1. Black Magic
2. Just Like Me
3. In Time
4. Red Shadows
5. Flowers By The Door
6. American Zone
7. It's Gray
9. Nice Guys
10. How Do$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nothing Is WrongDawes self-proclaims themselves as an American rock n roll band, which at first blush sounds absurdly vague. Obviously they play rock n roll in America so did Dead Kennedys and arguably Taylor Hicks. But the roots rock country folk that the LA band churned out on their 2009 debut North Hills may just be the new touchstone for a true and specific American rock n roll band. Dawes is back to let freedom ring on their new album Nothing Is Wrong due out June 7th via ATO Records.
We didnt change up our approach too much and yet we were able to create something that I feel has a new identity from our first record, singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith says. Its definitely taking a step in a direction and at the same time, its maintaining what it needs to maintain.
The album also features appropriate guests spots from Benmont Tench of The Heartbreakers and Mr. Jackson Browne, and will be ushered out on the road this summer.1. Time Spent in Los Angeles
2. If I Wanted Someone
3. My Way Back Home
4. Coming Back to a Man
5. So Well
6. How Far Weve Come
7. Fire Away
8. Moon in the Water
9. Million Dollar Bill
10. The You Laugh
11. A Little Bit of Everything$19.99Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed Buy Now
Iceberg/Freedom Of SpeechThe Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say! is the third studio album by infamous rapper Ice-T, released in 1989. The album has an uncharacteristically gritty sound, featuring some of the darkest musical tracks that Ice-T ever released.
The album was released after Ice-T was encountering censorship problems on tour. The album's cover, featuring a B-boy with a shotgun shoved in his mouth, and two pistols pressed against each side of his head, reflected Ice-T's experiences with the concept of freedom of speech.
This album is arguably the closest hip-hop has come to George Orwell's 1984. Instead of focusing heavily on gangsta rap, Ice-T made First Amendment issues the album's dominant theme. Setting the album's tone is the opener, Shut Up, Be Happy, featuring Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra. There are a few examples of first-rate gangsta rap here - including The Hunted Child and the chilling Peel Their Caps Back as well as some humoristic raps on My Word Is Bond and The Girl Tried to Kill Me.1. Shut Up, Be Happy (Spoken Words By Jello Biafra)
2. The Iceberg
3. Lethal Weapon
4. You Played Yourself ("The Boss")
5. Peel Their Caps Back
6. The Girl Tried To Kill Me
7. Black 'n' Decker
8. Hit The Deck
9. This One's For Me
10. The Hunted Child
11. What Ya Wanna Do? ("Do You Wanna Go Party?")
12. Freedom Of Speech$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Un-United KingdomThe latest 4-song ep from PITCHSHIFTER! The title track Un-united Kingdom pokes fun at the good old United Kingdom, set to a backdrop of spastic break-beats and aggressive guitars and scathing vocals. In fact, its such a catchy tune that it appears twice on the ep ? once in its original form and again as a remix by Fuzz Townshend (Pop Will Eat Itself, Bentley Rythmn Ace).
Pitchshifter (from Nottingham, U.K.) began in the early '90s industrial underground as aggressive social commentators, hearkening back to the early days of British punk and American hardcore (a la the Minutemen and Dead Kennedys). The band signed to Earache in 1992, and their first two releases (the mini-album Submit (1992) and the full-length Desensitized (1993) ) established them as mainstays in the scene. In 1996 they released their Infotainment ep, also on Earache. These albums simultaneously found their way across the Atlantic, capturing the attention of American listeners.
In 1996, Pitchshifter morphed away from their industrial roots, showing a growing interest in technology and computers. Yet the stronger integration of electronics comes without sacrificing either their signature aggressive sound or an upfront political message.
The UnUnited Kingdom ep sees the band still broadening their musical horizons. These tracks (including a Big Black cover) will appeal to fans of crossover break-beat/metal/techno/hardcore.1. Un-United Kingdom
2. Everything Sucks
3. Kerosene (Big Black cover)
4. Un-United Kingdom (Fuzz Townshend mix)$7.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
YPLLEpitaph is proud to announce YPLL,the label debut of southern California's
RETOX. With members from both the LA and San Diego noise and punk
scenes, including frontman Justin Pearson from cult favorites The Locust,
RETOX are already turning heads and making friends. Count among these
Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who guests on the album, and Mike
Patton, who signed the newly formed band to his Ipecac label back in 2011
and took them out this spring with Tomahawk. Musically the band both
expands on the noise roots of its members, while looking back to classic
punk sounds from Black Flag and PIL to the surf twang of the Dead
Kennedys. The songs are short and tothepoint in the best hardcore
tradition, with titles that tell the story all by themselves - you know what
"Congratulations, You Are Good Enough" is all about before the first
shattering guitar chord. More importantly, YPLL will carry the news of this
amazing band beyond the noise scene to the kids who have rediscovered
punk through bandslike Fucked Up and The Men.1. Modern Balls
2. Mature Science
3. Don't Fall In Love With Yourself
4. You Lost Me At It Wasn't My Fault
5. Congratulations, You Are Good Enough
6. Soviet Reunion
7. Greasy Psalms
8. I've Had It Up To Here I'm Going To Prison
9. The Art Of Really Really Sucking
10. Biological Process Of Politics
11. Nose To Tail
12. Consider The Scab Already Picked$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Kill The Dreamer's DreamDebut confronto-rock album from SF-Oakland's FLESHIES. Punk-in-your-face mayhem. Fast. Loud. Good stories. Partial nudity. What else do you want? Touring!
It seems many classic sounding punk bands are either unwilling, or unable, to take vintage punk rock and try and rework it into something exciting and energetic. They seem content to merely regurgitate tired '77-'82 cliches. FLESHIES are NOT one of those bands. Instead of simply re-visiting classic punk (or even re-inventing it) FLESHIES re-capture what it was all about. They don't sound like a new band using punk as a touchstone, they sound like a band that emerged from that era. One of the most exciting aspects of punk's first and second waves was that bands were trying to put their own unique stamp on rock 'n' roll. THE GERMS sounded nothing like X which sounded nothing like BLACK FLAG which sounded nothing like THE RAMONES, which sounded nothing like PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES which sounded nothing like DEAD KENNEDYS which sounded nothing like SEX PISTOLS (you get the picture) but still each one of those bands was undeniably punk.
FLESHIES have tapped into the energy that defined classic punk but they have avoided tapping into the sound. They are doing their own thing, but it is undeniably punk as hell. Imagine taking a 70s hard rock guitar band and have them use the Detroit sound as a launching pad for playing hardcore punk in L.A. in 1980. I can't describe it any better than that, other than to say my description is only a pale shadow of how impressive the FLESHIES are. --Jeb Branin, In Music We Trust1. (what if we) arm the homeless
3. fat cop
4. yes, i'm starting shit
7. locofoco motherfucker
8. 3 x 10
9. big green teeth
10. 2 hotels and a set
11. gooba says there's no tomorrow
12. crimson dildo
13. the biggest snowball
15. south miami beach
16. led fuckin' zeppelin, man
17. enough sleep$10.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Same Thoughts Different DayLegendary Canadian punk group Subhumans emerged from the 1978 font of creativity that produced DOA and The Pointed Sticks. They have been part of the Alternative Tentacles family since being included on the infamous Let Them Eat Jellybeans compilation and played shows with Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Black Flag, and Bad Brains.
Their first album Incorrect Thoughts was released on Vancouver label Friends Records in 1980. They always planned to make their older material available again, but a now defunct San Francisco label had issued an unauthorized version of Incorrect Thoughts in the '80s which substituted some remixes without the band's knowledge, included tracks which hadn't made the cut for the original album, and changed the cover art. It was an unpleasant mystery for the band and three decades later the former owner of that label was asserting ownership over the original album, preventing its re-release without an expensive and contentious legal tussle.
The Subhumans decided to meet the challenge to their ownership of their own material by rerecording all of the songs from the Incorrect Thoughts album, which they proceeded to do at the Hive Studios in Vancouver, assisted by Jesse Gander. Original members Brian Goble (vocals), Gerry Hannah (bass), Mike Graham (guitar), and newly-recruited drummer Jon Card (formerly with Personality Crisis, SNFU, and DOA among others) got together in 2005 to record a new album of original material, New Dark Age Parade, for Alternative Tentacles (Virus366) and the band had reactivated into a live entity. The intent was neither to slavishly recreate the old recordings nor to radically reinterpret the songs, but updating the sounds and the recording techniques while maintaining the original spirit of the album. As a bonus, Subhumans recorded six additional songs from the same period for the second 12 of a two LP set, some of which had never been recorded before!1. Big Picture
2. Dead at Birth
3. Firing Squad
4. Urban Guerrillas
5. The Scheme
6. War in the Head
7. Model of Stupidity
8. Death to the Sickoids
9. New Order
10. Slave to My Dick
12. Greaser Boy
13. Let's Go Down to Hollywood
14. I Gotta Move
15. Out of Place
16. Escalator to Hell
17. Out of Line
18. Behind the Smile
19. Twenty-First Century
20. We're Alive$14.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In God We Trust, Inc1. Religious Vomit
2. Moral Majority
3. Hyperactive Child
4. Kepone Factory
5. Dog Bite
6. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
7. We've Got a Bigger Problem Now
8. Rawhide$19.99Vinyl LP 45 RPM Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Band Of Outsiders
Limited Edition Black And Red Splattered Vinyl
When jazz hits you in the face with a stack of bricks, Mike Dillon is there...twisting chaos into order before turning it back on itself again. -Splinters & Candy
The Mike Dillon Band is a predictably gruesome and sublime elixir of stealthy jazz vibes, street poetry raps and post-punk sonic carnage. -Boulder Weekly
A body in motion tends to stay in motion, at least when The Mike Dillon Band is supplying the dance music. The psychedelic rock group shakes and gyrates with heavy, vibraphone driven grooves, delivering a steady stream of infectious rhythms and hypnotic percussion. -Pittsburgh City Paper
How many artists can claim being praised a punk rock provocateur, jazz vibraphone visionary and percussion virtuoso in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.
With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders-released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family-Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of all these past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers-whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade"-provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Here The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.
Dillon recorded Band of Outsiders at Studio Center in Miami with the help of co-producers Gary Vandy and Richard Maloney Jr. Vandy is an old school engineer whose work includes over 200 platinum records predominantly in the disco and dance genres. His love of Zappa is what attracted him to Dillon's work. In the age of pro-tools chicanery, the production is straightforward, capturing Dillon and his band playing live in a room.
"Two tours of Mexico and a steady dose of Brazilian music was the jumping off point for these new songs," explains Dillon. "Add our love for The Melvins, Deerhoof, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Trouble Funk and all things New Orleans and this album surpasses our intention to make the freakiest, most vibrant dance music on the planet."
Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon's trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy. Rumor has it that Dillon lived for the past seven years in the same apartment that Waits shared with Rickie Lee Jones. Dillon discounts those rumors: This apartment has housed dudes from Morning 40 Federation, Ani DiFranco, an old Conga player and a bunch of heroin addicts."
Taken in its entirety, Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders is a snapshot of four musicians hitting full stride. Having relentlessly toured the country in 2013-both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch, Primus and Galactic-its 13 songs bristle with a group mind, spill over the sides with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives crisscrossing the country in a van and hit their target with a sonic assault only possible from a band that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years.
"People are always trying to figure out how to describe our music. Maybe we should call it New Orleans punk jazz Brazilian math rock? It's a gumbo of tribal percussion, The Meters, old school hardcore, Brazil, hard bop and anything else that might move us," concludes Dillon. "But you know, I really don't care what you call it. We kick out the jams harder than anyone, and we also know when to heed the lessons of The Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime and keep things straight to the point. There's a reason we called the record what we did. We're the living, breathing definition of a band of outsiders, but together we deliver simple majestic beauty, let's leave it at that."1. Head
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SavagesMax Cavalera is the walking embodiment of creative energy, of all of the diverse layers of urgency that are possible from that select few whose artistic output defines genres. Mystic shaman, protest singer, revolutionary hero, everyday metalhead, furious consumer of heavy music of all shades, husband, father, leader, songwriter Cavalera reigns as the adoptive tribal chief of a generation of fans, stretching from the roughest slums of South America to the coldest confines of Russia. Anywhere that people are disenfranchised, the songs of SOULFLY serve as their anthems.
Armed with Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of SOULFLY has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. »Savages« represents a career-defining moment, solidifying the lineup with longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in SOULFLY almost as long as Max was in SEPULTURA), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in LODY KONG and now SOULFLY.
"All of the things that make SOULFLY killer are combined in Savages," Max declares.
»Savages« melds the most brutal, the heaviest and overall the most vibrant components that made up each record in SOULFLY's diverse catalog. By Max's own account, »Savages« is possessed of the tribal groove of the first two SOULFLY albums, particularly in songs like 'Bloodshed', 'Ayatollah of Rock 'N' Rolla' and 'Master of Savagery'. But there's also the thrash metal that was found on DARK AGES and OMEN; whereas the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY records contain short, punky bursts, the new SOULFLY record gets into the epic length territory of early METALLICA. The death metal vibe of SOULFLY's »Enslaved« emerges in songs like 'Fallen' and 'Cannibal Holocaust'.
"I really like the name »Savages«. I like single words that sound powerful, like 'Primitive', 'Roots', 'Arise'," Max explains. "It's about the human condition right now. We have the Internet and we're working on missions to Mars, but we are still decapitating each other and blowing up marathons. We're still savages. Even with technology and how far we've come in the world, our spirit is still that of a savage."
A trailblazing pioneer and musician with millions of albums sold who nevertheless retains boundless street cred due to his grimy, raw and undeniable authenticity; Max Cavalera is one of the most prolific artists the realm of heavy music has ever known. There's CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, which reunited Max with his brother and former bandmate, Igor Cavalera. There was the brutal attack of NAILBOMB, Max's collaboration with Alex Newport from FUDGE TUNNEL, which included members of DEAD KENNEDYS, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, BIOHAZARD and NEUROSIS on-stage. There's his forthcoming band with members of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON and THE MARS VOLTA. Of course, there's Max's unassailable work as SEPULTURA's founder, leading the Brazilian band from their badass lo-fi beginnings, through their era of sophisticated thrash classics, up through the cultural landmark that is 'Roots'.
SOULFLY began almost instantaneously after his departure from the band he founded. The eponymously titled debut »Soulfly« sold over 500,000 copies in the United States alone, further expanding upon the tribal foundation of 'Roots' with percussive instrumentation, forays into esoteric sounds and multiple guest performers. Across the seven albums and never-ending tours that followed, Max worked with a who's-who of the heavy music scene as band mates, guest musicians and touring members, including guys from SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, MEGADETH, DEFTONES, RADIOHEAD, STONE SOUR, CYPRESS HILL, MACHINE HEAD, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, MORBID ANGEL, THROWDOWN, S.O.D., SKINDRED, BORKNAGAR, WILL HAVEN and CATTLE DECAPITATION, among others.
In addition to Max's own self-production, a number of important producers have lent their skills to SOULFLY, including »Roots« producer Ross Robinson (KORN, AT THE DRIVE-IN), Toby Wright (Ozzy Osbourne, SLAYER), Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ex-SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GORJIA) and Zeuss (HATEBREED, SUICIDE SILENCE) and Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES).
Cavalera asked Date, who had mixed for SOULFLY in the past, to produce the new album. Once studio time with the legendary producer was on the calendar, Max kicked into high gear with the material. Max and Zyon worked on the songs that would comprise »Savages« at home. "Zyon came up to me and said, 'Give me a shot. I'll play on the record for you. I won't let you down," explains the elder Cavalera. "I went into a room with him to jam and it felt great. So I said, 'Fuck yeah, let's do it!"
Generally on a SOULFLY album, the drummers would learn the songs in the studio, based on demo recordings from Max. This time, Max had the luxury of working out the songs at home with Zyon. "We jammed every single day for a month. He knew 90% of the material already when we got into the studio. It reminded me of recording the old Sepultura stuff, like Arise and Chaos A.D., Igor knew exactly what he was going to do before we went into the studio. This was very similar."
Cavalera says he must've written at least 1,000 riffs specifically for »Savages«. "The killer riff is what hooks the whole song together," he says. "For me the writing process is about finding the most killer riffs possible. It's a battle; sometimes I struggle with the guitar for hours. You have to throw it down on the floor and take a break. Come back a few hours later. 'Let's try this again, motherfucker!' Grab it again and go to battle, go to war with the guitar until you get the right riffs."
Max points to BLACK SABBATH's 'Symptom of the Universe' as one of the penultimate riffs of all time, citing SABBATH's Tony Iommi and METALLICA frontman James Hetfield as among the riff-masters he most admires. "I think of riff making as an art-form. I take it really seriously. I think it deserves more attention. It has such value."
Speaking of riffs, Rizzo came into the band a decade ago and his love of thrash metal, death metal and collaborative spirit has energized Max ever since. "When Marc entered Soulfly, it was a drastic change. He's the guitar player I've been looking for my whole life. Andreas [Kisser] and I really clicked when we worked together. I never had that again after that. We had other guys that were cool, but it was never 100% there. When Marc came in, I found it! We've developed a great bond since." Rizzo particularly shines on the opening track on Savages, 'Bloodshed.' "There's stuff all over the song - clean guitars, feedback - he just makes the song better."
Campos has a lengthy resume in the world of metal and Max says they bonded over their shared Latino heritage, among other things. "I had this idea about this guy Vargas, a Venezuelan cannibal, they call him 'El Comegente.' He's the Hannibal Lecter of the Andes. We both read about it. Tony sings some of it in Spanish and I sing in Portuguese. He's a great bass player too, fucking amazing. Killer bass tones, distortion, all balls-out metal. He keeps this shit real heavy, great tone. It's great recording with guys who know what they're doing. I don't have to ask if they know."
Max acknowledges the inherent risk in putting a 21 year-old behind the kit for such an important record, but it was a risk he absolutely wanted to take. "To have my son drumming on the album, that's killer. I like risks. I like to start shit up and see what happens. Even if I fail, at least I knew I tried. Rather than knowing I didn't try at all. To me, that's the bigger failure. It took a little bit of courage to put my son on it. I came to the studio and told Terry there was a young drummer who doesn't play to a click. Terry knew what to do and Zyon did great. The drums sound amazing."
Like all things Max Cavalera, does SOULFLY's »Savages is a family affair. Not only does it mark Zyon's recorded debut with the band, but one of Max's other kids throws down some vocals in the opening track, 'Bloodshed'. "My son Igor has a killer punk rock voice that reminds me of the old CORROSION OF CONFORMITY days," Max says. "The chorus has this old punk style riff, almost like a MISFITS type riff. His voice is killer."
Like every SOULFLY album, »Savages« contains an impressive guest list comprised of veterans and up-and-comers. CLUTCH's Neil Fallon turns up on 'Ayatollah of Rock 'N' Rolla', the title of which was inspired by Mel Gibson's classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior movie. Jamie Hanks from I DECLARE WAR brought his high and low deathcore vocals to 'Fallen', a death metal oriented song Max says is in the vein of CANNIBAL CORPSE.
Mitch Harris from NAPALM DEATH contributed vocals to 'K.C.S.' Harris has been around the Cavaleras long enough that there are videos of him changing Zyon's diapers when SOULFLY's new drummer was just one month old. "Mitch came to the studio just to hang out during a day off from tour," Max explains. "I'm like, 'You ready to sing some shit on this record?' I put him on the spot. He's like, 'Right now?' I said, 'Fuck yeah, let's do it!' There was one point where we were recording together where he did a scream and I saw his eyeball popping out of his face like a cartoon. I was like, 'Dude that was the most metal thing I've seen in a long time.'"
Even as Max continues to consume new music from band like NINE INCH NAILS, MAN MUST DIE, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and I DECLARE WAR, even as he revisits seminal material from METALLICA, SLAYER, C.O.C. and the like, and indulges his penchant for world music, and gets his hands in his other projects and collaborations, it all adds up to a singular, distinct, straightforward and riff-heavy machine known as SOULFLY.LP 1
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