audio jihad, vol 1 (2001)

Obviously, these mix CD's were not carefully curated. They were just slapped together randomly. No real rhyme or reason. You have to understand - this was before iPods and iTunes and Spotifies and Google Play Musics and RDIO's and Groovesharks and Pandoras. The point wasn't to come up with a perfect mixtape of hair metal power ballads to show that girl you like that you do have a sensitive side, not that I ever did that or anything, but simply to cram together a bunch of songs I liked so I could listen to them in the car without lugging around a suitcase of CD's. That gets you something like this. Just picking shit at random. Hardcore, pop-punk, garage, whatev.

Also, I never even liked Boy Sets Fire, so I have no idea why they keep popping up on these. Weird.

Lastly, the name of the comp. Cringe. So bad. So, so bad. And waaay too soon. I apologize to everyone. And yes, there's a volume 2. Egads.

01 - Action Patrol  -  P.C.A
02 - Airbomb  -  Turn it Off
03 - Boy Sets Fire  -  After the Eulogy
04 - Big Wig  -  Your In Sample
05 - Breaker Breaker  -  Forgot The Words
06 - Briefs  -  Knife
07 - Carbona  -  Norma Jean
08 - Cops & Robbers  -  Martyr Complex
09 - Dead Serious  -  Delaware Hall
10 - DS-13  -  I Am The Bastard
11 - Fall Silent  -  Sometimes
12 - Fay Wray  -  South of Florida
13 - Fireside  -  Headacher
14 - Fuckface  -  With Friends Like These
15 - Gamits  -  All Wicked
16 - 4-Skins  -  A.C.A.B.
17 - Goober Patrol  -  Over the Wall
18 - GrandPrixx  -  Wish I Could Say
19 - ESL  -  Land of the Free
20 - Grey Matter  -  Fill a Void
21 - Grover  -  Front Door
22 - Pinhead Circus  -  Six Down
23 - Loudmouths  -  Pornstar
24 - Heresy  -  Release
25 - Hickey  -  Stupid Sun
26 - Abominable Snowband  -  I Like Warball
27 - Hives  -  The Stomp
28 - Hope Conspiracy  -  Escapist
29 - In Control  -  Give Me Some Reality
30 - Intense Degree  -  I've Got a Cure
31 - Joe 90  -  Sophism
32 - Kent 3  -  Satellite
33 - Cletus  -  Here Comes Your Mom
34 - Karp  -  Get No Toys (When You Pay the Money)


A Psychopath Drank A Gallon Of Honey While His Face Was Covered In Bees


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the kid goes crazy

Big shock - Hair Metal lyrics are among the ridiculous human contributions to the universe. But even among those low standards, sometimes I come across something that makes me go to sing365 and verify that the stupidity I just heard was correct.

It just happened. Sometimes I will revisit some of the albums that shaped my small-town metal youth. So on goes some Y&T. Contagious (1987) has ridiculous lyrics throughout, but one song is just the filet of ridiculous lyrics: "The Kid Goes Crazy".  And within that filet there is a sub-filet, a lyric that stopped me cold and demanded immediate blogging:
My hair is long
I got my red Reeboks on
Oh yeah, I'm lookin' pretty cool
Ok, you have long hair. That's pretty cool I guess. But, and maybe I'm getting old and don't remember a particular late 80's fashion fad, but red Reeboks? Was that a thing? That wasn't a thing, right? Unless you were a member of the Atlanta Hawks in the middle of a game or were Sammy Hagar, there's no way I would have ever seen someone with red Reeboks (or any other athletic shoe) and thought, "That dude? Yeah, he's lookin' pretty cool". You are Dave Menaketti:

You could have mentioned your sweet curls, your leather vest, or your leather pants. But you chose your red Reeboks. C'mon, man.


duck and cover

I've always had a thing for cover songs. So I  finally made this CDin 2000. It's a little predictable, and as you can tell, I was a bit partial to the EpiFat scene in the early/mid-90's. Fuck you, I make no apologies.

Side note, I've updated the cover art on all these mix CD's I'm posting because the originals were that cringe-worthy. We're talking Microsoft clip-art bad.

01 - Jughead's Revenge  -  Love Me Tender
02 - Ten Foot Pole  -  Joy To The World
03 - Buck Wild  -  Happy Together
04 - Lagwagon  -  Bad Moon Rising
05 - Pennywise  -  Stand By Me
6 - Diesel Boy  -  Dust In The Wind
07 - Everready  -  Leaving On A Jet Plane
08 - Ill Repute  -  'dat Marley Song
09 - No Use For A Name  -  Redemption Song
10 - Lagwagon  -  Brown Eyed Girl
11 - 30 Foot Fall  -  Still Rock 'n Roll To Me
12 - Pinhead Circus  -  I've Done Everything For You
13 - Bouncing Souls  -  Candy
14 - No Consent  -  Safety Dance
15 - Against All Authority  -  Centerfold
16 - Murphy's Law  -  Ebony & Ivory
17 - Good Riddance  -  Come Dancin'
18 - Shades Apart  -  Tainted Love
19 - Bollweevils  -  Jenny
20 - Avail  -  Pink Houses
21 - Nobodys  -  Walk Like An Egyptian
22 - Rhythm Collision  -  She Drives Me Crazy
23 - Down By Law  -  500 Miles
24 - Your Mother  -  Geoff-Ersnz
25 - Thirsty  -  It's Gary Shandling's Show
26 - Pink Lincolns  -  Friends
27 - Your Mother  -  Zac Attack
28 - Nobodys  -  We Go Together
29 - Vandals  -  Summer Lovin'
30 - Vandals  -  So Long, Farewell


tooth-chippin' thrash

A comp I made circa 2002. The foundation for this is my favorite tracks from the Short, Fast, and Loud Vol. 1 comp. Apparently, I was trying to curate the track order, but said fuck it 13 songs in (until the last song - weird).

I was living in Sacramento at the time. I moved up there to be with someone, who promptly moved away once I got there. Inexplicably, we stayed together, though that shit was doomed from the start. Anyways, I was lonely, broke, and as low as I've ever been. I was a thesis short of a master's degree, yet working receiving at fucking Fry's Electronics for minimum wage. Though depressed, I was also pissed. Pissed at what? Everything, but mainly myself and my trail of bad decisions spanning almost a decade. It was not exactly a pop-punk time for me. Hence, this.

01 - Crispus Attucks  -  Abaca
02 - Mushmouth  -  Life
03 - Hope Conspiracy  -  Fragile
04 - Bane  -  Speechless
05 - Charles Bronson  -  Ants In The Kool Aid
06 - Spazz  -  One Ghetto To The Next
07 - Los Crudos  -  Achicados
08 - Quadiliacha  -  Hooked On Scott M.C.
09 - Swarm  -  Fucking Invincible At 1am
10 - Left For Dead  -  Pliant
11 - Fall Silent  -  Great White Death
12 - Grimple  -  System Fuckers
13 - Endeavor  -  Wanna Play Cards
14 - 97a  -  Always There
15 - Abstain  -  Blind
16 - Allergic To Whores  -  Shut Up
17 - American Nightmare  -  Farewell
18 - Artimus Pyle  -  Bloodless War
19 - Asshole Parade  -  Just A Reminder
20 - Benumb  -  Soul Of The Martyr
21 - Black Army Jacket  -  Lightswitch
22 - Boysetsfire  -  Voiceover
23 - C.R.  -  Threesixtyfour
24 - Combatwoundedveteran  -  Shit 3:16
25 - Devoid Of Faith  -  Cold Sore
26 - Dropdead  -  A Nation Sleeps
27 - El Nudo  -  Hate And Hate
28 - Fragment  -  C.H.B.C.
29 - Fuckface  -  With Friends Like These...
30 - Goat Shanty  -  Three
31 - Guyana Punch Line  -  The Kids Are Pissed
32 - Halfman  -  Tito Santana
33 - Hewhocorrupts  -  Control The White Load
34 - Insult  -  Let's Give Emo Something To Cry About
35 - Life In A Burn Clinic  -  Unsilence
36 - Mukeka Di Rato  -  Mickey
37 - Napalm Death  -  Politicians
38 - Otophobia  -  Blue Polyester
39 - Palpatine  -  End This
40 - Rise Against  -  The Art Of Losing
41 - Ruination  -  The One That Got Away
42 - Santa Sangre  -  Bury Your Dreams
43 - Smd  -  Patience
44 - Strong Intention  -  Lines In The Sand
45 - Swallowing Shit  -  Lyrics That May Offend The Honkys
46 - Talk Is Poison  -  Ruins
47 - Time In Malta  -  Swallowing Glass
48 - Unbroken  -  Fall On Proverb
49 - Uncurbed  -  Kill The Goverment
50 - Where Fear And Weapons Meet  -  Never
51 - Assuck  -  Civilization Comes Civilization Goes



That's Fin's word for "Vacation". We headed up the coast to Cambria  (with stops at Lego Land and Malibu) to clear our collective heads. It worked. 

Fin's first rollercoaster ride.

Lunch at Malibu Farm on the Malibu Pier.

From the gift shop on Malibu pier. $95. What a bargain!

Nothing screams Malibu like Jack-In-The-Box

Only Fools Litter.

View from our patio in Cambria.

Fin on driftwood. 

Driftwood sculpture that made me think of True Detective.

Moonstone Beach. 

Another view from our patio. 

The weirdest taco shop I have ever seen. Built in to a mini-storage. 

Fin doing her balance beam at, as she calls it, "Beach Park".



Hard to see, but near the center is the picture is a blob of black with a little bit of yellow. I guess it's just a variation of the Western Bumble Bee, but I have never seen one before. 
Rocks and seaweed, Moonstone Beach. 

Fin looking for cool rocks. 


pop goes the world

I'm just very confused right now.

The first time I heard the song "Pop Goes The World" was in 1998. It was the Apocalypse Hoboken version from the 1999 album Inverse, Reverse, Perverse album. I knew it was a cover, but I didn't know the the original. Figured it was some obscure ditty from the 70's.

So, today I'm reading a post from Willfully Obscure, and it mentions that it was a Men Without Hats cover? Check YouTube. Yup, that's the song, and that's the "Safety Dance" dude. Check Wikipedia, and find out that a) Men Without Hats was Canadian (Sometimes I confused them with Men at Work and assumed they were Australian, sometimes I got confused by the folk [i.e. sackcloth and midgets] imagery of the "Safety Dance" video and assumed they were from England. It was a confusing time for me) 2) The song was released in 1987, and 3) it reached the top 20 in the United States.

I am a child of the 80's. While the late 80's were the filet of my carefree metal daze (Pinhead Circus made a video? I am learning so much today), I was still pretty enmeshed in popular/MTV culture. I'm not gonna win any 80's trivia quizzes, but I wouldn't embarrass myself either. What I am saying is there is no way this song could have possibly got past me. So what's really going on?