Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Black Sheep (Swedish punk)

Avoiding the delete button from the email were Swedish band Black Sheep. I'm not sure why exactly I bothered to check them out as they don't have any songs streaming on the internet. I guess it was the country of origin thing as a lot of Swedish bands are often ass kickers. I've been listening to Avskum's new one a lot lately so one thing led to another. The email described this band as hardcore. After downloading I don't hear that. What I hear is a band that sounds somewhere between Sham 69 and Angelic Upstarts after 8 minutes of recording their demo discovered Minor Threat and Gorilla Biscuits records. In this day and age, you've got to admire bands who snub the myspace route. Here's the info they sent me regardless:

Black sheep is a Swedish hardcore punk band that started out in the summer of 2008. BS plays straight hardcore without the nonsense parts. It´s more about heart then brain, it´s more about will than whats right or wrong. Black Sheep has recorded a 7 track demo in 12 minutes. These songs are about the daily life and ideas, thoughts about these. At the moment it´s available to download and will be a tape and cd-r in about a week. Both the tape and cd-r will have lyrics and liner notes with it. We hope that you will enjoy listening to the demo.

Swedish Weresheep

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Smoking Popes - Born to Quit (1995)

A reader asked me to re-up the Smoking Popes Born To Quit album after the link died from lung cancer. As I swapped filesharing sites to Mediafire, which seems to be great unless it's a big file then it's a case of sticking to the evil I know as sendspace.
I only recently noticed the request for a re-up as like a lot of bloggers I don't usually go through the old comments. I also noticed a request for a Big Drill Car re-up but, sorry, the band have put their entire catalogue on i-tunes and would rather you get their music from there. It's quitting time.

Beastwars - IV

After over a year off for various reasons, we have returned solely because we wanted to review the new Beastwars album. I really w...