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ewan wrote:

need more obscure 90s recommendations. been listening to a fair bit of Distorted Pony and Glazed Baby. y'know, gems that didn't come out on Am Rep/Trance Syndicate etc

How about Big'n, Shorty, Pachinko, Drunk Tank, Cherubs, Fork, La Gritona or Slughog? Don't have time to check which ones have already been mentioned in this thread, but will do it later and maybe give you a few more recommendations as well.

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Big'n, Cherubs and Shorty for sure, but I'm sure Ewan knows that stuff

I've been enjoying SURGERY a lot lately. 2nd tier definitely, but the first half of Nationwide especially rules.

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RobxT wrote:

I've been enjoying SURGERY a lot lately. 2nd tier definitely, but the first half of Nationwide especially rules.

Amazing band! I love everything up to "Shimmer", especially "Nationwide" and the "Trim, 9th Ward High Roller" 10".

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haven't heard Shorty yet. Slughog are definitely awesome.

a few other names I don't recognise either so cheers.

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DRUNK TANK

recommendation from my tractor bandmate
early 90s hammering stuff

http://www.myspace.com/drunk-tank


edit - slugpace recommended them earlier

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HARKONEN
always liked them but didn't think they had the longevity
and then i listen to them again (after reading the 2nd Dune book) about 8 years later and find it clicking a lot more
some moments of 5/4 pure power chord heaven

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Kunal wrote:

HARKONEN
always liked them but didn't think they had the longevity
and then i listen to them again (after reading the 2nd Dune book) about 8 years later and find it clicking a lot more
some moments of 5/4 pure power chord heaven

Absolutely. Always one of my favourites of Hydrahead and underrated within that 'scene'. Benefited from the bigger production of the later records. I like everything, but 'Shake Harder Boy' and 'Dancing' (with that Scratch Acid cover which is better than Scratch Acid!) are my favourites.

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Shiiiiiiit I never got Dancing!
Fave song is Thunder Appeal on The Grizz EP, amazing end riff.
Charge is good too

Should reassess Helms Alee too I guess.

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DROSE
cheers to jamie grimes for writing about these guys, loving this 7" they put out (i have some extras)
drony, draining, lots of space to breathe, a real haunted vibe to it. not yer usual rawk
http://droseohio.bandcamp.com

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got a couple of Harkonen 7"s but for some reason never really played them. just checking out Shake Harder Boy and yeah, it's great - http://hydrahead.bandcamp.com/album/shake-harder-boy

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Kunal wrote:

DROSE
cheers to jamie grimes for writing about these guys, loving this 7" they put out (i have some extras)
drony, draining, lots of space to breathe, a real haunted vibe to it. not yer usual rawk
http://droseohio.bandcamp.com

listening now. i'm sold. excellent stuff.

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See, I am always right

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to be honest I was agreeing with Jamie and Oli.

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Kunal wrote:

DRUNK TANK

recommendation from my tractor bandmate
early 90s hammering stuff

http://www.myspace.com/drunk-tank


edit - slugpace recommended them earlier

Hell yes, amazing band! And the artwork on their sleeves isn't something you'd want to get stuck in customs with!!!

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Going back to the Bovine Recs noise-rocky hardcore stuff, I'm really into Festering Rinyanyons (especially their album, wish it had been issued on vinyl):

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It really is a shame that Festering Rinyanyons album was never released on vinyl. There were some amazing 7" releases on Bovine: Pachinko, Shorty, The Mercury Players, Mama Tick, Thug, Fork etc... etc... not forgetting Floor, Eyehategod and other more known bands.

By the way, Bovine Rec. is active again, but it seems he's more into doing grind core etc. stuff nowadays. Never was that much into that side of the label's roster, but definitely glad he's still into running the label.

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ewan wrote:

got a couple of Harkonen 7"s but for some reason never really played them. just checking out Shake Harder Boy and yeah, it's great - http://hydrahead.bandcamp.com/album/shake-harder-boy

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Kunal wrote:

DROSE
cheers to jamie grimes for writing about these guys, loving this 7" they put out (i have some extras)
drony, draining, lots of space to breathe, a real haunted vibe to it. not yer usual rawk
http://droseohio.bandcamp.com

listening now. i'm sold. excellent stuff.

this is cool. liking it on first listen and think i would really get into the 7" with repeated plays. haunted is a good word for it, the vocals remind me a bit of chokebore too.

i am a sick man... i am an spiteful man. i am an unattractive man. i believe my liver is diseased.

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A cd player in our kitchen now means I've been revisiting loads of old favourites that I have on cd. Whacked on Wives 'erect the youth problem' the other day and it is still a fucking banger. I think it's Noise Rock and also a lot of other things, but definitely relevant to this thread. Reminds me a little of a less blown-out Drunkdriver (I don't think they've been mentioned in this thread either) in places. Good shit.

Added: 18-01-2013 08:10:58

Warhammer 48k are another one

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how good is the new Kowloon Walled City album!! it's almost got stuff like melodies and tunes in it so they're now at the border of what this thread is about. still heavy and crushing though.

they really need to tour

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this is good, from termbo...

The Fitt "The Fitt Is Dead" LP
Leftovers compilation from Pittsburgh's The Fitt, a power trio of lads who released a handful of records both on their own Deadfinger label and Big Neck Records. Their LP ("When The Fitt Hit the Shan" yuk yuk) was actually a decent 12 inches worth of grungepunk and these last recordings from 2011 take their powermoves to further extremes. Chunky riffing and jackhammer rhythm section have them sounding like a less precise Helmet (but still getting some mileage out of the lockstep) or a less distorted Unsane, without so much of the grunge touch the band had previously. These songs are 100% mean and lean, no pussyfooting at all and possessing a darkness that wasn't evident earlier. They'll definitely attract the more metal-oriented ear (alterna-metal might be the proper term), they were a tough one to categorize, too metal for the garage crowd and too garage for the metal heads. Big Neck was the closest these guys were going to come to a home. This is their heaviest shit, and is more akin to the Relapse roster than anything in the punk/garage scene at all. Head axe/voice dude Pat finished these recordings off post-breakup with a fill-in drummer and it's a solid set of thrashy tunes. The complete destruction of Neil Young's "Helpless" is a perfect moment to end it all with.(RK)
thefitt.bandcamp.com

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Helmet + Unsane + too garage for metal, too metal for garage = sold!!

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worth it just for the neil young cover, d/l'd just before lunch, whacked on ipod and blasted it on a walk, had to stop myself from going into the offie.  c'mon 5pm

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ewan wrote:

how good is the new Kowloon Walled City album!! it's almost got stuff like melodies and tunes in it so they're now at the border of what this thread is about. still heavy and crushing though.

they really need to tour

That song "Beef Cattle" is absolutely fucking superb, and the song that Kylesa have been trying and failing to write for the last 7 or 8 years.

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jack wrote:
ewan wrote:

got a couple of Harkonen 7"s but for some reason never really played them. just checking out Shake Harder Boy and yeah, it's great - http://hydrahead.bandcamp.com/album/shake-harder-boy

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Kunal wrote:

DROSE
cheers to jamie grimes for writing about these guys, loving this 7" they put out (i have some extras)
drony, draining, lots of space to breathe, a real haunted vibe to it. not yer usual rawk
http://droseohio.bandcamp.com

listening now. i'm sold. excellent stuff.

this is cool. liking it on first listen and think i would really get into the 7" with repeated plays. haunted is a good word for it, the vocals remind me a bit of chokebore too.

Glad to be of service. I'll take a 7" when I'm over.

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slugpace wrote:

By the way, Bovine Rec. is active again, but it seems he's more into doing grind core etc. stuff nowadays. Never was that much into that side of the label's roster, but definitely glad he's still into running the label.

as far as I'm aware he's shut down again.

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jamieserpents wrote:
ewan wrote:

how good is the new Kowloon Walled City album!! it's almost got stuff like melodies and tunes in it so they're now at the border of what this thread is about. still heavy and crushing though.

they really need to tour

That song "Beef Cattle" is absolutely fucking superb, and the song that Kylesa have been trying and failing to write for the last 7 or 8 years.

harsh but fair. the kylesa stuff hasn't clicked for me. KWC is far better. plus they got me into Pile so they've got good taste too.

think they just did a split 7" with someone on that label that's been doing a run of interesting splits recently. can't remember the name of it but Great Falls did a split on it.


word on the street is that there's going to be a Pink City album soon. definitely looking forward to that

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ewan wrote:

think they just did a split 7" with someone on that label that's been doing a run of interesting splits recently. can't remember the name of it but Great Falls did a split on it.

Hell Comes Home
http://www.hellcomeshome.com/
totally cracking set of bands.
I treated myself to the box set of all the splits. Very nice indeed!

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BAXTER STOCKMAN
finnish trio, been going a while, new album soon on Ektro and Kult of Nihilow
guess it's not the hardest thing to do in the world but these guys are proper sleazy and urgent
http://www.baxterstockman.com
http://bstockman.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAVW2RNR5t0a - "Romance" is an especially good song