Tokyo Damage Report

mp3 post: Adjetive Noun (sic)

download the DEAD VICTIMS OF A NO-GOOD SOCIETY . . .OF DEATH! demo download 4 live shows and an audio interview, all bundled together. Adjetive Noun was my only band that performed live more than once!  Everyone knows that all hardcore bands sound the same, and that hardcore bands are supposed to rebel against authority. […]

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J-punk vs. Western: is it just fashion, or what???

I’m not a huge fan of ‘political punk’ or the ‘good ol days’ of MRR, back when MDC got called out on the front cover of the magazine for (gasp!) taking a plane instead of a bus to one show. "Sell-outs!" That shit was never my deal.   But I think Western punks take it […]

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Sick of this mess!

I’m going to piss off some people!   There’s this idea – both in japan AND in the west – that if you say  you’re ‘into Japanese punk’ then you must be ‘into ‘80s punk’ , because ‘80s bands are “The Real Deal.”    Balls to that idea!   I am obsessed with Japanese punk, […]

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NOMEANSNO, (again)

    No band is as good as nomeansno..                                     That’s it.                                                     […]

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NOMEANSNO

  No band is as good as NoMeansNo. Spread the venom Hide Sites

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SWEET BABY JESUS

They were a band from the bay area in the ’80s that played at Gilman St. a lot and had tongue-in-cheek songs about girls with names like "She’s From Salinas (And She Looks LIke Venus)" or "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby, I Love You." What is more important, they were  the only good […]

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DIE KREUZEN

  It is one of the greatest crimes of the Reagan era that Die Kreuzen are not as famous as DRI or DKs. Fuck! That burns me up. Of course by their second LP they turned totally to shit, but that first LP was so insane. They had so many songs on it that when […]

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OLD MAN ROLLINS

  I’m not one of those people who has a favorite Black Flag singer. It’s funny to watch grown men arguing like tween girls discussing their favorite New Kid On A Block. "Mark? Eww! Jordon 4ever!"   Any Black Flag singer was just fine. They all got the job done. The genius of early Flag was that, […]

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MUSICAL LAW #5 : IMPORTANT THINGS GET LOST AT THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD.

Remember Musical Law #1: 90% of copy-cat bands miss out on what made the original band great? Well, here’s a related principle: Important things get lost at the changing of the guard, those times when a genre makes a great leap forward.    If you’ve been reading my music rants, you can probably tell I’m […]

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SEX PISTOLS

Here’s how unhip I was. The first time I ever heard punk, was on a school bus. The school bus driver was playing it! Shameful!   I had seen pictures of punks before – crazy lookin’ dudes with bondage plaid pants and giant Mohawks, hella metal shit in their ears. But at the time I […]

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PART TIME CHRISTIANS

 I love gimmick bands. It hurts my feelings all the way down to the very center of my nads when someone says “gimmick band” as if it’s a BAD thing. Whether it’s Village People, Crucial Youth, Hatebeak, Jud Jud, Turbonegro, Crime, Bushwick Bill, Narduar’s Goblin band, or (from the rap side) the Afros, Fat Boys, […]

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NAPALM DEATH

Besides The Birthday Party (previous post) DAPALM NETH is another example of the “Almost-great bands are way more irritating than run-of-the-mill shitty bands” phenomenon.   When SCUM came out, I was blown away by the grindy bits: the 3-second songs, the music that was so fast it was literally a blur. They had taken a […]

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