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16 minutes ago, Dead1 said:

Goatwhore - Angels Hung From the Arches of Heaven

Decent if unremarkable.

Band name always makes me think of a goat tarted up in 1980s Sunset Strip hooker attire - miniskirt, fishnets, red high heels, too much bad makeup and a 1980s hairdo.  No doubt that mental image has got the goat metallers erect! 

They're far too commercial sounding for the goat metallers. With or without the high heels we are not swayed and remain flaccid.

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8 hours ago, Dead1 said:

Goatwhore - Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven

Decent if unremarkable.

Band name always makes me think of a goat tarted up in 1980s Sunset Strip hooker attire - miniskirt, fishnets, red high heels, too much bad makeup and a 1980s hairdo.  No doubt that mental image has got the goat metallers erect! 

Nailed it. They are remarkably unremarkable. I do enjoy this one tune by them every time I've seen them live.

 

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2 hours ago, KillaKukumba said:

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava

What do you think? I bought it kinda randomly. Just picked one of the five they released this year. I dig that they do lots of different stuff on each release, but I think I'm at critical mass with my KG collection. Out of the 6-7 albums I have, I'm still unsure that each new one really adds anything new to the conversation. Don't get me wrong, I like them and they're phenomenal live, but it's past the point of overload with the volume of new music they release. I'd say the same for OSees (OC's, Thee Oh Sees, whatever they're going by next) but they seemed to have slowed down their output in the past couple of years whereas KG just seems to be getting ramped up.

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31 minutes ago, navybsn said:

What do you think? I bought it kinda randomly. Just picked one of the five they released this year. I dig that they do lots of different stuff on each release, but I think I'm at critical mass with my KG collection. Out of the 6-7 albums I have, I'm still unsure that each new one really adds anything new to the conversation. Don't get me wrong, I like them and they're phenomenal live, but it's past the point of overload with the volume of new music they release. I'd say the same for OSees (OC's, Thee Oh Sees, whatever they're going by next) but they seemed to have slowed down their output in the past couple of years whereas KG just seems to be getting ramped up.

I think it's the best of the three albums they released last month and the weird thing is that I find the shortest song Lava (6:40) is the one that drags on the most. I don't think that makes sense but it's the truth. However when it comes to my favourite release from this year it's actually Omnium Gatherum which was released earlier this year.

You're not wrong about increasing their output. They've been around something like 12 years and got 20 studio releases but including live releases that is somewhere up in the mid 30's, They've released 8 albums this year from memory.

 

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3 hours ago, Dead1 said:

Middle Class - Out of Vogue

Arguably first ever hardcore EP -  released 1978

 

 

Yeah, the internet seems to think it's either them, or a punk band called the Germs from LA. This Lexicon Devil EP is from May '78 but they also had a single out in '77 that was maybe a little less hardcorish. As with any new sub-genre it's hard to know exactly where to draw the line between what was punk and what was hardcore. I'm sure there were other bands in the mix as well that have been largely forgotten because they just didn't get any recordings out there. I was in high school from '76 to '79 and I wasn't aware of any of these bands at the time, I only knew the Ramones, the Pistols, the Dead Boys and the Clash.

DC's Bad Brains formed in 1976, but I believe they were playing some kind of a jazz fusion at first going by the name of Mind Power and then switched to playing hardcore later, taking their name from the Ramones song Bad Brain (1978) Even though they wouldn't describe themselves as a hardcore band because they have wide ranging influences like jazz and raggae, I think most of the rest of the punk world considers them one of the earliest notable hardcore bands. But they did't get an album out til '82, and by that time hardcore was already a well established sub-genre.

 

The Germs - Lexicon Devil EP 1978

 

SS - Coca Cola, 1978 Japan Raw Hardcore Punk/Noise Punk. Then there were these guys SS briefly over in Japan who broke up in 1979.

 

 

 

The Clash - The Clash, UK 1977, first two Clash albums were better before they went all commercial. Not that I really mind their more commercial stuff.

 

The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope, 1978

 

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