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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2021, 06:46:00 pm »
Get ahead, go figure, go ahead and pull the trigger,
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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2021, 07:51:23 pm »
Aaaah so many memories... I was given a copy of that OBITUARY "Cause of Death" on cassette at school by some rowdy metalheads who were a bit older... I was 10-11 then, but had been listening to Guns 'n Roses, AC/ DC, Iron Maiden and Metallica since I was 9... I remember the Black Album being released and being SUCH a disappointment, haha... Ride the Lightning and ...And Justice for All is all that mattered!.. Never was really able to get into say Megadeath, Anthrax, older metal, thrash, speed... Oh: and those older metalheads also gave me a porn mag which I honestly didn't know what to with, and hid it under a stack of magazines in my toilet... It took my dad precisely 10 minutes to find it, but he was amused more than anything else... (A couple of years later I found some of his old porn mags in my parents' bedroom...)

Bit later I got introduced to punk/ crust... My sis, three years older, was dating some punk guy who sold me some CDs... I think the first reàl DIY album I had was RESIST "The Solution... Revolution!" (released in 1991)...

Man there were so, so, so many tapes being exchanged back then... CDs were too expensive... I got into vinyl but only much later... Around 1997 or so we found some local distros and started ordering records... Sending cash in the mail, that's how it was back then... Sometimes even exchanging Belgian franks into pounds or zlotys to order at say Nic Nikt Nie Wie... And all without knowing what we were ordering, really... We only got internet at my house in 1999 or summat like that... I remember using old versions of Soulseek (still use slsk btw)... But yeah, before that, we just read the distro's catalogues and if they said "sounds like HIS HERO IS GONE" then I bought it... (That reminds me: I remember reading in a ~2000-2001 HaC zine that they had heard the TRAGEDY demo and it was way good... Why was this demo never released?..)

I remember I had an old school "hifi" set-up, but the record player was broken, and sometimes I had to spin the thing myself and guess what was 33 or 45rpm... Couple that with my mate's double cassette's player dubbing  records at a slightly higher speed, and we later on saw bands live who significantly sounded different than we remembered them...

Anyway... Went to a SHITload of gigs from 1998 to 2010... Even enjoyed the €uro P.A.E.S. movement (Pretty Average €uro Skram) with bands like LA QUIETE, RAEIN, SHIKARI, LOUISE CYPHRE, DAÏTRO... CRY ME A RIVER FEST 2006 (Bielefeld, Germany) being an absolute climax to that whole thing... Then I got more into Black Metal and now I'm old and blast PAYSAGE D'HIVER and SÜHNOPFER...

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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2021, 07:59:47 pm »
Small revision: I bought the 42 (or 43?) track  "Endless Resistance" CD... I think I got "The Solution..." on vinyl later on...


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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2021, 08:47:06 pm »
Great read Eli. Thank you for that.
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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2021, 10:46:47 pm »
@Seul I had a Resist LP on red vinyl and also a couple 7" and a flexi disk. I loves a lot of those Portland punk bands like that. Especially Masskontrol.


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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2021, 03:30:40 am »
This was the very first punk tape I ever got. And I bought it just because I thought the cover was awesome.

Edit: these play lists don't embed right so I will just post these and you can click on the playlist of you want to.


https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk7tobAeCasxnv1sODM7QeF5yaTxHi892

Speaking of live albums. This one is my all-time favorite. The sound quality is so incredible it could possibly pass for a studio recording... but you can hear the crowd. It's like the recording quality of one of those MTV Unplugged albums they put out.


https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_m8UntfzJidqvbPaWV2nwnZMubZnexbGYc

Obituary is one of my favorite bands. But I never got to see them live. About 10 years ago, my best friend at the time arranged for them to play at this bar near where I live and the lady that owned the bar never paid her rent. So the band showed up (in the tour bus in the parking lot) but the doors were padded up. :(

It was super shitty and they didn't give any refunds, and it ended up being a con job and the band didn't get paid either. Right around this time I also found out my wife was cheating on me too. I also unfriended my best friend for some shit he did to his girlfriend... So it was really depressing. Maybe I'll get to see them one day.
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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2021, 03:39:52 am »
Nothing like a bit of old school metal @scooter. If you fancy it check out an album by The Sword called Gods of the Earth. It was released in 2008 but they manage to pull off an amazing retro metal sound.
Thanks for the recommendation. Definitely my speed. Since getting married, and having my daughter, in 2006, I've fallen into a bit of a musical rut. Nowadays, with how much stuff is out there, weeding through the garbage to find some gold is a little too time consuming, for me. Thinking about those old school metal bands, it's quite a stark contrast to today. Back then, new music came at a much slower pace, giving it more time to grow on you. Much of it had no radio play, and with no such thing as the internet, word of mouth was all you had.

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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2021, 04:04:39 am »
1984.....



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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2021, 05:32:00 pm »
I've been away, but damn I've got to join in. These are some of the records that have meant the most to me over the years, and still get regular rotation







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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2021, 06:40:24 pm »
Leatherface!
One of the best bands in the world no one knows about...
Check out the solo stuff from Frankie Stubbs, it really shows that he is an outstanding songwriter. Saw him live in 2019, that was incredible.

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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2021, 06:51:16 pm »
@tody I remember being at the gig at The Garage in London in the mid 90s, midway through the set a very drunk Frankie stopped playing, said 'I cant do this anymore', and Leatherface btoke up until hot water music seemed to get their music known in the US.

I agree, for me they are one of the best punk bands period. Frankie's poetic and prophetic lyricism, the melodic yet dissonant guitars, and the way they can layer instruments to a crescendo of emotion is pretty much unrivalled. Some of the best gigs of my life.

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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2021, 07:25:48 pm »
Great read Eli. Thank you for that.

Agreed, a fun read.
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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2021, 11:25:35 am »
I've been away, but damn I've got to join in. These are some of the records that have meant the most to me over the years, and still get regular rotation


Love Bolt Thrower. I was lucky enough to see them live twice before they decided to call it quits. Quality from start to finish



"There is no shelter from the steel rain!" is a very fitting description for their live performance

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Re: Music: Metal/Punk Rock
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2021, 01:50:53 am »
Why not listen to something completely different?