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Feel the Power: CD
Nondescript, vaguely Zeke-ish hardcore. –jimmy (702, PO Box 204, Reno, NV 89504)


LESS THAN JAKE:
Greased: CD EP
Funny. Ha Ha. Ho Ho. Hee Hee. Now can someone please tell me why we need yet another lousy "Grease" covers record? Who do I sue for wasting my time with this shit? –jimmy (No Idea, PO Box 14636, Gainesville FL 32604)


LE SHOK:
We Are Electrocution: CD
Short, to-the-point blasts of snotty punk rock. The closest comparisons I can seem to muster are the Sexual Abominations, or the Screamers had they included guitars. These guys apparently have a complete disregard for "pop" sensibility, as the songs are virtually unhummable, which, of course, is exactly how things should be. I imagine a great many people are going to hate this disc, but true works of genius are usually reviled, so fuck 'em all. This is really good listening. –jimmy (www.bottlenekk.com)


LAST IN LINE:
L'Esercito del Morte: LP
Hoo-doggie! After a deceptively slow intro, these Massachusetts monsters wind up and let fly some pummeling hardcore that gives a nod to the "good ol' days" yet stays firmly planted in the now. The lyrics, for the most part, are substantive and the performance is intense, to say the least. Recommended. –jimmy (Acme)


I FARM:
Sincerely, Robots: CD
A hyper-speed hardcore band with a dash of pop thrown in. Although they're not too bad at what they do, and the fact that they're tight as hell don't hurt, I think they work best when they ditch the poppy edges and just rage. –jimmy (Cool Guy, PO Box 2361, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670)


HOSTAGES, THE:
Grebo 2000: 7"
Punk'n'roll that did jack shit for me. –jimmy (Sell Your Soul, PO Box 6113, Minneapolis, MN 55408)


HOPE CONSPIRACY, THE:
Coldblue: CD
More screechy, noisy metal from a group that probably aligns themselves with "hardcore." They bored me out of my skull. The singer's voice was pretty cool, though. –jimmy (Equal Vision, PO Box 14, Hudson, NY 12534)


HDH:
Diesel: CD
Swing-punk, if you can believe that. They sound like the Voodoo Glow Skulls if they slowed down and ditched the ska riffs. –jimmy (Slimstyle, 3400 E. Speedway, Suite 118-272, Tucson, AZ 85716)


HAKIM:
Yaho: CD
Egyptian pop. The press material says this guy's sold millions of copies throughout the Middle East and I can see why. He's pretty good at what he does. The material also says that this is a sort of modernization of an older style. I'd like to hear what that "older style" sounds like, 'cause, being the purist prick that I am, the techno beats on this only served to get in the way. Nevertheless, this is some infectious stuff that will get played more than once. –jimmy (Ark 21, 14724 Ventura Blvd., Penthouse Suite, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403)


GRANNIES, THE:
Self-titled: CD
Punk'n'roll, heavy on the punk, that often comes off as a more rockin', less "fuck" oriented Dwarves. I liked 'em well enough, I guess. –jimmy (Dead Teenager, PO Box 470153, SF, CA 94147-0153)


FUCK YOU UPS:
Chicken Chow Fuck: 7"
Jesus, what a waste of vinyl. –jimmy (Formula 13, PO Box 7385, Tempe, AZ 85281-0013)


FOUR LETTER WORDS/ PEELANDER:
Split: 7"
FLW: Snotty pop punk that started off well enough, but got annoying quick. Peelander: They were better, but not by much. Both bands do get A's for good song titles. –jimmy (Geykido Comet, PO Box 3743, Laguna Hills, CA 92654)


DEAD KINGS:
Self-titled: CD
The "Teenage Lobotomy" cover was a mistake. The cover of "Fortunate Son" was pretty dumb. The cover of "We Bite," however, was just plain cruel. –jimmy (No address)


CONVULSIONS, THE:
Angry Songs for Young Lovers: CD
Pretty run-of-the-mill punk'n'roll stuff. The band doesn't suck, but there was really nothing that caused them to stand out from the pack. –jimmy (Blitztone, no address)


CHARGE 69:
Vois Lois Ne Sont Pas Nos Regles: CD
Anthemic French oi that wasn't particularly inspired nor inspirational. –jimmy (Combat Rock, 7, Rue de Paquis, 5795 Montigny-les-Metz, France)


CAUSE FOR ALARM:
Nothing Ever Dies (1982-99): CD
Back in the day, these guys were one of New York's best. They released a smoking debut EP, then faded into obscurity until they reformed a few years ago. As this "greatest hits" package so painfully illustrates, they shoulda left well enough alone because, aside from the few tracks from that debut, this stuff sucks in ways that would make the Cro-Mags envious. –jimmy (Victory, no address on promo CD)


BRIEFS, THE:
Hit After Hit: CD
The songs "Silver Bullet" and "Rotten Love" are two fine pieces of punk rock music. The rest, sadly, don't live up to the promise of those songs and kinda ring hollow. That being said, they're miles above many others trying to play this style these days. They have good taste in ties, as well. –jimmy (Dirtnap, PO Box 21249, Seattle, WA 98111)


BLOW UP, THE:
Self-titled: 7"
Side one has some good mid-tempo punk rock, and side two, while not as strong, is still pretty good. The singer reminds me of the guy in Barkmarket. –jimmy (www.emptyrecords.com)


BANDITOS, LOS:
Self-titled: 7"
'60s-influenced instrumental music with just a dash of new wave thrown in. Would make good music for a movie soundtrack. –jimmy (www.sheeprecords.com)


ANIMATRONICS, THE:
2000: The Year of the Future: CD
They sound like a weak Vapors cover band on a Devo kick. –jimmy (Morphius, PO Box 13474, Baltimore, MD 21203)


AMP 176:
Repo'd: CD
Mid-tempo college rock/punk with an almost emo undercurrent that only served to get on my nerves. I heard that at least one of the people involved was in Dillinger Four at one time or another. You'd figure it would have more balls with that name in the band's pedigree. Oh well. –jimmy (Modern Radio, PO Box 8886 Minneapolis, MN 55402)


ZERO BOYS:
Vicious Circle: CD
Line up, kids, and start throwing you’re dough this way. Like pop punk? Howzabout hardcore? This, my fine friends, is a re-release of one of the few albums that successfully bridged the divide and simultaneously became a classic in both genres. This came outta the Midwest in 1983 and blew the minds of many a mohawked malcontent and gave more "established" bands like the Dead Kennedys and Black Flag a run for their money. This, from a band who were fast, tighter than you could possibly imagine and still catchy as hell, is also the best record they ever released. This set standards for clarity and performance that few have been able to match let alone surpass. This is one of punk rock’s shining moments as well as a near perfect testament that we weren’t all crazy way back when "straight" people thought hardcore was "just a bunch of mindless noise." P.S.: The six tracks from the Toxic Shock version of the album are not here, but there are two bonus tracks not on that version included here. –jimmy (Panic Button, PO Box 148010, Chicago, IL 60614-8010)


WITCH MOUNTAIN:
Homegrown Doom: CD
A garage band who’ve apparently overdosed on Black Sabbath. The last two songs (which are apparently parts one and two of one long song) were pretty good, but the rest did fuckall for me. –jimmy (Rage of Achilles, PO Box 20508, London MW8 8WT, England, UK)


WHORGASM:
Smothered: CD
Terrible name, terrible attempts at a funkier Ministry sound, terrible band. I imagine they’ll end up making millions, just like Marilyn Manson. –jimmy (Royalty, 176 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016)


VOIVOD:
Lives: CD
Here’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. They turned many a head in the punk community when they released their "War and Pain" album many moons ago. The crazed musical delivery, coupled with some bizarre, violent (for the time) lyrics, was very reminiscent to Void, but with more of a metal edge. Mind you, when I say "metal," I don’t mean Cinderella, Poison or any of those other crappy bands. I’m talking more along the lines of Slayer, Celtic Frost and the like. The grooves of my copy of that album got ground into nothingness long ago, but I never got anything else by these guys. I figured that "War and Pain" was as good as it could possibly get and anything else they released would suck to high heaven. Along comes this live album to let me know what I missed. The songs I don’t know are at a less frantic pace than the ones I do know, but they’re still pretty intense, and bear strong resemblance to some of those noise/pain metal bands making the rounds today, only better. The sound quality is great, and the fact that a live version of their theme song is on here only makes this even more worth owning. Highly recommended. –jimmy (Metal Blade, 2828 Cochran St., PMB 302, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2793)


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