Red #9 - No Hope? (1995 Farmhouse Records)

Or, alternatively, Red Number Nine. 90's female pop-punk from Saratoga, CA.  My memory is a little foggy, but it seemed like every loved them for a minute (they were on the Shreds Vol. 2 and Slice Of Lemon comps) and then they just kind of disappeared. Which is a shame, because they were great. There are obvious comparisons to be made, but I ain't going to make them. 

Fun fact: Guitarist/Vocalist Michelle Mallinger went on to become a Soprano.

  1. Deli Girl
  2. No Sympathy
  3. Better Than Me
  4. Tell Me Why
  5. No Hope?
  6. Kids
  7. Parasite
  8. Rain
  9. Don't Care
  10. Where Do I Belong?

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Free Verse - Access Denied (1998 Brain Floss)

This has probably been passed over thousands of times in record stores across the country. The bad artwork simply gives no clue to what's inside. Look at it. What do you think you're going to find inside? Probably not what you think.

Mix Bikini Kill and Babes In Toyland, maybe with a little dash of Red Aunts, and you'll be in the ballpark. Kick ass, angry female punk from Lawrence, Kansas. I have no idea why they are not as well known as their influences.

  1. Johnny Fever
  2. Chunk
  3. Jane Explains History
  4. Nothing Whatsoever
  5. Aerosol
  6. Red & Blue
  7. Pretty Kitty
  8. Hug
  9. Angels Pissing
  10. Feels Blind


Kill Culture - The Hate EP (1995 Inertia)

If you haven't noticed, Wave II of me posting music again is focused on releases I own, good or bad, that aren't easily found on other blogs, SLSK, Bandcamp, etc. Kill Culture is indicative of this new approach. No only could I not find this EP digitally, but I couldn't really find anything about the band. There's no insert, address is a P.O. Box in LA. So, I know nothing about this, except that I bet they were big Ministry fans.  
  1. The Hate
  2. Bad Cop No Donut


The Unit Breed / Reina Aveja Split (1999 Nothing Enterprises / Deplorable Records)

I posted Reina Aveja not too long ago, and that description applies here as well. The Unit Breed was also tied into the Probe Records universe somehow. They are centered around Joseph Demaree, with  rotating cast of bandmates (including at one point, Matty Luv) and styles which makes them impossible to pin down musically. These two songs are screamy noise rock.

  1. The Unit Breed - Part Of The Living
  2. The Unit Breed - Feeling Empy
  3. Reina Aveja - Smothering Jealousy
  4. Reina Aveja - Too Good To Be True


Vilently Ill - Where Is The Next Wave? EP (2006 Peer Pressure Zombie)

Longtime lo-fi, one-man project from Andrew Lersten from Bunny Skulls. Short songs that make you say, "Hey, I can do that." I mean that as a compliment. 
  1. 3 Chord Brain
  2. It's All Top 40 To Me
  3. Turn It Up
  4. D.U.I. Not D.I.Y.
  5. Lame-Ass Pop Punk Shit
  6. Power Of The Goat
  7. Suicide Bomber
  8. Danger (NYC Winter)
  9. Steal From Your Boss
  10. Where Is The Next Wave?
  11. Fed Up
  12. Forever
  13. Rockin' It Tough


O Pioneers!!! - This Is How I Feel EP (2009 Whoa Oh)

A band I'll always confuse with (Young) Pioneers because I am stupid. They really should have done a split. Doesn't matter that they did not exist at the same time. Like I said, I'm stupid.

This is a one-track, single-sided (duh, have you figured out I'm stupid yet?) release that I'm going to pretend is dedicated to Limp Bizkit based on run-out etchings and the "3 Dollar bill y'all" comment on the back sleeve.

  1. This Is How I Feel

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Lucy's Fur Coat - Speed Queen EP (1993 Red Eye)

Lucy's Fur Coat were part of the robust early 90's San Diego scene, and belonged to the more grungy side of said scene (see Stone Temple Pilots, and don't forget Eddie Vedder cut his teeth in San Diego). They would go on to get signed by a major trying to cash in on some of that STP magic, have a bit of success, and then be forgotten everywhere but San Diego, where reunion shows sell out.

  1. Speed Queen
  2. Friend
  3. Insanity

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Is The New Yorker A Figment Of My Imagination?

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Today I saw Susan McDougal plastered all over CNN and elsewhere as breaking news. Which confused me, because Ronan Farrow at The New Yorker already reported the story, details and all, back on February 16th.

Same with Cambridge Analytica. If you read The New Yorker, you already knew all about this shady operation back (maybe not all of the gory details, but still) in a March 2017 profile of Robert Mercer.

This is not a humblebrag about how I read The New Yorker (but you should know that I totally read The New Yorker). I'm just baffled on how some of their stories seem to get no national traction until someone else reports it and takes credit.


Evolved To Obliteration - S/T EP (1995 Clean Plate)

90's hardcore from Palo Alto. Hopefully they bought some real estate back in the day. Anyways, I think 625 was supposed to put out a discography at some point. If it happened, I can't find any proof. 

  1. Fission
  2. You Don't Fool Me
  3. Work Experience
  4. Pathetic Fuck
  5. Finish Line
  6. Cocks
  7. Remote Controlled
  8. E.T.O. 

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Iran Scam

There's a pretty good chance that the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld Iraq folly is going to look like peanuts next to the looking-more-than-likely Trump/Bolton/Pompeo Iranian adventure.