June 26, 2009


Bad Acid Trip/Wadge/Captain Three Leg/Gore Beyond Necropsy/Pyuria/Parade of the Lifeless/Hated Principles/Machetazo/Grossmember/N.O.Y.F.B./Violent Headache/Noisear/Pantalones Abajo Marinero/Krabathor/Autoritar/Humanextermination Project/Blood Suckers/Pissed Cunt/Drunken Orgy of Destruction/Carrion Crawler/Senor Lululalo/Ruido

v/a Where's Your Beard? C-48 comp (Mortville, 1999)...



June 24, 2009


"Mk-Ultra believes that hardcore and punk rock will only remain vital if we keep things on a personal level. You will never see our records at Best Buy. We will never be on MTV. To us, this music is our life. We have put years of effort into this band. This is who we are. We put our personal lives on hold to do shows and record because we feel that it is important to keep this very unique form of musical expression alive. We choose not to waste our time by just rocking out on stage; we have a serious political and personal agenda that comes across in our lyrics. We consciously play in a more old school style of hardcore because that is the music that we grew up on and we want to keep it fucking alive! If you want metal, I recommend Venom or Slayer. Even though sometimes we don't have the time to do everything that we would like to do for the scene, we'll stay committed to keeping hardcore and punk political, personal, and thought provoking. And oh yeah fun."

They broke up in 2000, although the band continued donating songs to compilations for some years afterwards.

Drummer Ebro Virumbrales also played in well-known hardcore bands Charles Bronson and Los Crudos at the same time as MK-ULTRA. Singer Frank Hanney went on to form Fourteen or Fight and The O.S.S., and guitarist Jeff Jelen went on to form Punch in the Face with Ebro on vocals and VMW with Mark McCoy on vocals. Former vocalist Jeff Bachner and Jeff Jelen formed American Mosquito, which released a 7". Kirk Syrek played with Chicago's Nachtmystium and currently plays bass guitar for Sick/Tired. Original drummer Gary Cihak went on to form Government for Hire with members of Alabama's Korova.(wiki)

MK-Ultra - Statues demo (Bleeding Ear Records, 1994)...


Slave State...

A fucking great band! Don't know much about them other than they released a 7 inch 'Evil Empire' on Sludge Records, had a split with Lack Of Interest, a split with Rupture and appeared on a couple of comps including 'Trapped in a Toothed Gear' and 'Son Of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!' (I imagine Andy of Mortville knows more?). Anyway its all here: 26 tracks of utter ruction.

Slave State Discography cd-r...


June 22, 2009

Die fast or live...

Electro Hippies was a crust punk/thrashcore band formed in St Helens/Wigan, United Kingdom in 1985.

Though they were short-lived and underground through their career, their music influenced many future crust, hardcore punk, and grindcore bands. The band relied heavily on low bass end sounds to create their low-fi, primitively-produced music. The band strongly embraced the D.I.Y. (do it yourself) ethic which was very common among many early crust punk bands. The band's lyrics spoke heavily about animal rights and vegetarianism. A recurring lyrical theme on each LP targeted the McDonalds corporation, evidenced by the lyrics to "Run Ronald" and "Scum".

The Electro Hippies were most notable for including Jeff Walker (guitar, vocals) in their ranks. He later would join extreme metal band Carcass. When Jeff joined Carcass full time, Simon (drums) and Andy (guitar) assumed vocal duties in the band. Eventually, the band split up sometime in 1989, playing one last gig and releasing the show as their final album. (wiki)

The Peaceville Recordings (Peaceville, 1989)...


The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit, 1987)...


June 14, 2009

ABC Diabolo...



Straight outta Saarbrucken Germany, ABC DIABOLO was a frantic Hardcore band belting out full on blasts of thrash, moody guitar-driven grind, melodic bass lines, and painfully screamed lyrics. The first LP/CD "Last Intoxication of Senses" (released on Common Cause) was a sharp, straight-ahead and angry blurfest of immense proportions. Musically, their sound was reminiscent of mid 80's thrash bands, such as Die Kreuzen or Septic Death, but still sticking to their Euro/German roots (BGK and Upright Citizens). "Give Rise to Doubts" (Common Cause) has all the fast stuff like before, but also ventures into a deeper, slower sound, as well as having a bit more structure in the song writing department. The band broke up in late 1995.

June 09, 2009

Sun City Girls...

Sun City Girls - Midnight Cowboys from Ipanema C60 Cassette (Breakfast Without Meat, 1986)

Even though it was issued on cassette, you could call this Sun City Girl's third album. Mutant cover songs alternate with what Scott Colburn calls "what happens when two boys get ahold of a portable cassette recorder with weak batteries."

Side A:
1. I've Done it All/2. Fly By Night/3. Achram Slow that Speed Boat Down/4. Midnight at the Oasis/5. Gary Had Sex/6. Sweet City Woman/7. I'm Gonna Die Tomorrow/8. Who's that Lady/9. Cook Ya Homos/10. Love Train/11. Caco Demons/12. Sev Acher/13. Gum Arabic

Side B:
1. Malika/2. Radar Love/3. My Sperm/4. Brandy/5. Canadian Dave/6. Tell Me Something Good/7. Desperado/8. Me and Mrs. Jones/9. Ha Ha/10. Circus Hadam/11. Go Wild

HERE (new link)

SCG article

June 07, 2009


Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped (Rap-A-Lot, 1991)

The most well-known event of Bushwick Bill's life was a shooting incident in which he lost his right eye. One night in May 1991, while depressed, drunk and suicidal, he went to his girlfriend's house and forced her to shoot him. As she refused, he threatened to harm their baby, after a struggle the gun went off piercing his eye and the bullet got stuck inside his head. He survived the accident, but lost his eye. The whole story is told in detail in the song "Ever So Clear" and there is also a visualising music video to the song. The song name is a reference to the grain alcohol Everclear he was drinking at the time of the accident. While in hospital, a picture was taken for The Geto Boys' next album We Can't Be Stopped. On the picture the two other Geto Boys Willie D and Scarface push in a gurney down a hospital hall and the bloodied swollen eye can clearly be seen. According to his MySpace page, is now a born-again Christian. He has completed a Christian rap album entitled Testimony of Redemption. Bushwick Bill stands at 3'8".

(well, im glad the little fella taunted his woman so, otherwise we wouldn't have had such a good cover)


Geto Boys - Till Death Do Us Part (Rap-A-Lot, 1993)

Willie D had fallen out with Bushwick and Mr. Scarface so theres no appearance from him on this one, instead Big Mike joined in the game. My favourite of all the Geto Boys stuff although for pure comedy value alone the earlier albums can't be beaten.


these are the Geto Boys 4th and 5th LPs, the 2nd and 3rd posted earlier are...