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LEWD, THE:
Kill Yourself b/w Pay or Die/Trash Can Baby: 7?
Now here's a punk rock chestnut, reissued last year to satisfy demand, I guess. I gotta say, though, I owned a copy of this back in my rabid collecting days, and when I put this new copy on, I totally didn't recognize it, and a week later I can't remember what it sounds like. Get it if you must, but it's not gonna take your mind off those early Killed by Death comps. –Cuss Baxter (Rockin' Bones)


LEFTOVER CRACK:
Fuck World Trade: CD
This band had a record on Hellcat a few years ago and I guess weren't invited back because this is on another label. Less ska than I have heard from them in the past but it's still there. For some reason I keep thinking Beatnik Termites when they play their non-ska songs. The vocalist's voice is over-screamed and can get annoying at times. I'm pretty sure they have already built up their fan base, so those people will already go out and get this. It's an average release that just did not have a song on it that jumped out and touched me. –don (Alternative Tentacles)


KEVIN K:
New York New York: CD
One of the more talented apostles of the Church of Johnny Thunders gets his very own "best of" collection. If you like your punk heavy on the NY rock circa 1974 side of the fence, you can't go wrong with this guy. –jimmy (www.13th-Street.com)


KEVIN K AND THE KOOL KATS:
Addiction: CD
Another collection of post-Thunders New York junkie rock from Kevin K and his cohorts. A little more obsessed with the "old days" in sound and lyric than I'm comfortable with, but I can't deny that he's good at what he does. –jimmy (Lollipop)


JOE JITSU:
Start It Up: CD
This sounds like later Mutant Pop type stuff, which is another way of saying it's boring. They also thank Mutant Pop CEO Tim Chandler, so no surprises here. One song is slower and sounds a little like the Lillingtons. If this were a cereal, it'd be regular Cheerios. That is all. –Maddy (Top 5)


INSOMNIACS, THE:
Switched On!: CD
Either I'm not in the mood for this right now, or this disc of '60s-influenced pop is about as exciting as an Association hit, meaning I've heard junkies nod off harder than this rocks. –jimmy (Estrus)


ILLNESSES, THE:
Self-titled: 7"
This might be what the Tyrades or The Orphans might sound like if they were mediocre. Nothing wrong with this, it just feels held back. –megan (Pop Quiz)


HELPER MONKEYS, THE:
No Release: CD
Too much melody to be hardcore, and too hard to be power pop, Helper Monkeys offer up a tasty chunk of popcore. The thrashing guitars scream, the drums pound straight into your brain, and the singer is delightfully obnoxious. The songs are intelligent without being pretentious, and the playing is just the right blend of fun and power. I like it. –Guest Contributor (Onionskin)


HELLACOPTERS, THE:
By the Grace of God: CD
The back describes the band as Sweden's answer to Kiss, Cheap Trick, and Thin Lizzy. The Hellacopters are accomplished and could open for those bands perfectly, but let's not take Cheap Trick's name in vain. And who could match the truly Neanderthal lyrics of Gene Simmons? –Guest Contributor (www.liquorandpokermusic.com)


GREEN CHAIR, THE:
Michelangelo: CD
Four-track recordings of some alternative rock band sure to make whatever fans they've managed to scrape up happy. Not being a fan, listening to this was the equivalent of having boric acid slowly being poured into my eye sockets. –jimmy (Prison Jazz)


GRAZE, THE:
Iowa Anvil: CD
There are only so many indie rock songs featuring quavering, tremulous vocals that I can handle in rapid succession. As a rule of thumb, my limit is two. There are ten songs on this record. You do the math. –scott (J-Shirt)


GRACKLES, THE:
Honeypot: CD
This hearkens back to the days of early '90s alt-rock, before it denigrated into the completely soppy crap that now flies that flag. I hear bits of Poster Children and others in their sound, and they're quite adept at what they do. In the long run it may not exactly be something I'd listen to all that often, but I do acknowledge their efforts. –jimmy (Pirate Alley)


GERMS, THE:
Lexicon Devil: 7"
Yes ma'am, it's a bootleg, but understandable since even if you can find it on Ebay, it's ridiculously expensive. Lexicon Devil was originally supposed to come out on What? Records, then 1,000 came out on Slash in '78. (But the songs were re-released on the What We Do Is Secret 12" EP.) The songs on this 7" were so good that one of the most terrifying live bands ever to play Los Angeles took one of the songs and named themselves after it. Circle One. Due to the book of the same name - Lexicon Devil - and purportedly three different feature length movies currently being made about Germs frontman, Darby Crash (aka Bobby Pyn, born Paul Beahm), The Germs' deification is currently being cemented into punk rock's mausoleum. History lesson out of the way. Fuck, this recording sounds big and clear with the Germs playing stripped down, barely-able-to-play, dirty, no-frills, mind control punk that stands up as strong as it did as the day it was released. If you haven't heard these tracks, it's well worth picking up for under five bucks at your local record emporium. –todd (bootleg)


FILAMENTS, THE:
...What's Next: CD
I'm not generally a fan of much stuff coming across the pond, but these UK boys hold their own. British street punk/ska-core fronted by a couple horns that actually sound good for a change. Throw in a little oi undertone for good measure and what you get is a great new release by these hometown heroes. Strap on your "bouncing soles" - it's time to dance. –Guest Contributor (Household Name)


DIVIDED LINES, THE:
Music to Spazz to: 7?
Self-described mod/punk, but it sounds like fairly pedestrian no matter what they call it. Reminded me of Blanks 77 in all the wrong ways. –jimmy (Know)


DIE HUNNS:
Long Legs: CD
This is Duane Peters' latest incarnation. If you ask me, not a good idea. He teamed up with Corey Parks, the ex-Nashville Pussy bassist (who I have a lot of respect for for being able to play the bass with such enormous boobs). They both share a lot of the vocals early on on some watered down rock'n'roll songs. Duane tries to save a lot of it with his unmistakable vocals, but it just doesn't fly. US Bombs and The Hunns, it's not. Things do start to pick up near the end of the CD when Duane takes over the vocals and the music seems to sway back into more of a punk vein. But it's too little, too late. There is also a video that comes with it if you can stomach Mr. Peters with makeup on, Marilyn Manson style. –toby (Disaster)


DESTROYED, THE:
Outta Control: CD
Being old does not make something good. Originating with a stylistic form does not mean that something cannot be criticized. Releasing an album of material that hasn't progressed in twenty-five years isn't something to be praised; rather, it's a decision which should be questioned. If music doesn't advance in twenty-five years, if it doesn't change, then don't give us more of the same. –scott (self-released)


CRAMPS, THE:
Nazibilly Werwoelfen N'ont Pas De Bausparvertrag: CD
The Cramps may be in the running for being the most bootlegged band in punk rock history. There's over fifty full-length boots already. Undeniably, they're a great band, who were the first to fuse rockabilly, punk, voodoo, and psychosis, while delivering all the shock and thrills that '50s movie posters always promised. That said, this is a strange bootleg of a live 1979 performance from Palo Alto, California. It's recorded directly from vinyl to CD (you can hear the needle drop and a couple of pops. It first came out as a 10"). What's perplexing is how any of this adds up to the Nazi motif on the artwork and the re-titling of songs like "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" to "I Was a Nazi Werwolf" [sic]. I'm still not sure, but I'm sure that this is a solid Cramps set. If you're looking to bust your hymen on The Cramps and don't know what to shell out on, I'd suggest Songs the Lord Taught Us or Gravest Hits. –todd (bootleg)


COCKNEY REJECTS:
Greatest Hits Vol. 3: CD
The third of their "classic" original releases, this one features the band playing a live set in front of a crowd of invited guests. Although swell as a live document of a band poised to take that great leap into bad metal land, and the sound is impeccable, I've always found it to be a bit lackluster in the performance department. Still, personal preferences aside, it doesn't suck; many of their hits are represented here, and the completists will be pleased as punch to have this available again, especially considering that the fine folks at Captain Oi have seen fit to include a couple of unreleased cuts from the same show as an added bonus, including a nice version of "In the Underworld." –jimmy (Captain Oi)


CINCH, THE:
Shake If You Got It: CD
Mid-tempo bar punk with monotone vocal delivery. It's all right, I guess, but I guess I was expecting more considering the label responsible. –jimmy (Dirtnap)


CHARGE:
Universal Tribe: CD
A hardcore/metal/reggae melange from four dudes who pay more than a passing respect to Haile Selassie. They are well equipped to do what it is they do, but the "groomed to be the next big thing" vibe I feel oozing from this makes me more than a little uncomfortable. Not questioning their sincerity, just their motives. –jimmy (Hell Bent)


BLUE BIRD:
Falling Back to Earth: CDEP
Wow. Five songs of sludgy, bluesy, grungy, classic rock-inflected wankery. For people who wear denim jackets and think that Jet is the shit as opposed to people who simply think Jet is shit. –scott (Dim Mak)


BLACK TIME:
Blackout: LP
Garagey/arty lo-fi punk. Picked it up 'cause it name-checked Black Randy (Where is he now, you ask? AIDS-via-drugs killed him off back in the '80s) and Kickboy Face, but what I'm hearin' ain't anywhere near that one-of-a-kind. –jimmy (therhythmhive@hotmail.com)


ANABOLICS, THE:
Self-titled: CDEP
Straight outta the 1950s with four songs of rudimentary three-chord trash rock. At least Careena Collins finally gets the musical recognition that she deserves. –scott (www.theanabolics.com, info@theanabolics.com)


700 MACHINES, THE:
Promo 2002: CD
Greek bar band boogie. Having heard more than my share of the American equivalent, I found myself wholly unimpressed. –jimmy (700 Machines)


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