CINE-WEEN: Put Some Terror on Your Turntable With Pig Baby’s Deadbolt reissues

CINE-WEEN: Put Some Terror on Your Turntable With Pig Baby’s Deadbolt reissues

CINE-WEEN: Put Some Terror on Your Turntable With Pig Baby’s Deadbolt reissues

The scary and eerie voodoobilly sounds of Deadbolt have been emanating from southern California for well over two decades now, but until this past March, very little of the band’s output has been available on vinyl. Aside from a few split singles and 7-inch releases, the music from “scariest band in


New Bomb Turks’ Eric Davidson talks 20 years of “Destroy-Oh-Boy”

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Last week, Columbus, Ohio’s kings of garage-punk, New Bomb Turks, released the twentieth anniversary edition of their oh-so-excellent debut long-player, !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!! in a deluxe gatefold edition on Crypt Records. We got pretty excited about it, loving as we do both the Turks and Crypt. The band’s been playing a few shows to celebrate the reissue, so we took the opportunity to speak with the New Bomb Turks’ frontman, Eric Davidson, about the album, the band’s relationship with Crypt, and his new band, Livids.
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The Guns, “The Guns” double LP

cover-the-gunsThe reissue of the Guns‘ self-titled LP is another case of how the DIY movement began a march down a hole from which I doubt we’ll ever escape. Once bands and artists began using recorders to capture their performances — starting with your basic cassette unit and continuing through to today’s pocket-sized units that can store a lifetime of gigs — the possibility of “lost material” became infinite.

While we may have finally reached the end of the road with rockabilly and ’60s garage acts, there’s now the treasure trove of late ’70s and early punk acts to begin unearthing. What started with Killed By Death and Bloodstains compilations has now become a sub-industry, with entire labels (Last Laugh, Sing Sing, and Cheap Rewards to name but three) devoted to reissuing lost releases. Hell, in some cases, these labels are putting out recordings that never made it past dubbed cassettes passed around by friends.
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Get Hip reissuing the Beat’s “The Kids Are the Same”

cover-beat-kids-are-the-saemGet Hip Records reissues Paul Collins’ Beat‘s sophomore LP, The Kids Are the Same as an 180-gram LP March 6. Originally release on CBS in 1982, the album was – as are many lost classics – a critical success and commercial failure. The repress is of a limited edition of 1000 and comes on the heels of Get Hip’s 2011 reissue of the Beat’s self-titled debut.

Paul Collins is currently on the road with Peter Case. Case was the frontman for fellow ’80s power pop heroes the Plimsouls, but Collins and Case both did time in seminal West Coast bands the Breakaways and the Nerves. The two are performing songs by the Plimsouls, the Beat, the Breakaways, and the Nerves.

Here is a chance to see two of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest songwriters performing some classics of underground pop. What are the chances that you’ll ever get to hear “Don’t Wait Up For Me,” “Hanging On the Telephone,” and “A Million Miles Away” in the same set, much less by the original performers? A complete list of tour dates is right here.

cover-plimsouls-beach-townAdditionally, there’s a new live album from the Plimsouls out now on Alive, entitled Beach Town Confidential. Recorded at The Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, CA on August 13, 1983, this is the Plimsouls’ third live release, following 1988’s One Night In America and 2010’s Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal.

If you buy it direct from the label, there’s a version on pink vinyl, limited to a pressing of 200.

The Embarrassment, “Patio Set” 7-inch (reissue)

cover-embos-sex-driveThe Embarrassment
“Patio Set” b/w “Sex Drive”
(Last Laugh Records)

The Embarrassment‘s debut single has been out of print for decades now, and copies regularly fetch well over a hundred bucks. The only way to hear what many consider to be the definitive Embos song, “Sex Drive,” on vinyl for a decent price was to track down a copy of the Bloodstains Across the Midwest compilation. Even that compilation was just sourced from a copy of the single, however.
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Get some Spring Heeled Jack LPs for cheap

spring_heeled_jack_usa_922969645_lAsbestos Records has their vinyl reissues of Spring Heeled Jack‘s two full-length LPs on sale. For the low, low price of $20, you get their debut, Static World View (originally on Moon) and Songs From Suburbia (originally on Ignition). That saves you ten bucks.

You can grab those from the Asbestos webstore, as well as records from Bomb the Music Industry!, Andrew Jackson Jihad, the Arrogant Sons of Bitches, the Slackers, and more. Ska fans, this is like heaven for you all.

The sale runs through Sunday, so hop on that right quick if you want to save.
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Ultimate Fakebook’s “Electric Kissing Parties” now available

cover-electric-kissing-partiesDespite dealing with a Kickstarter fundraiser that came down to the wire and a pressing plant issue (wherein one of the machines broke down, and the part required to fix it had to be ordered) that nearly derailed plans to have copies of the record at last month’s reunion shows, Rocket Heart Records made it happen.

That’s right: you can now own Ultimate Fakebook‘s Electric Kissing Parties on glorious 12-inch vinyl. It comes on either black or limited-edition red, and sounds fucking great. I picked up my copy directly from Taylor at Rocket Heart headquarters this past Saturday, and it’s gotten blasted on the stereo quite a bit down here in the basement. It’s mastered nice and full, and the sonic quality is just monster. It took a lot of time and effort to get this done, and it shows.

You should go purchase the LP directly from the Rocket Heart store for $15 (if you want red, you might want to hurry – they’re almost sold out). The more of these that get sold, the closer we are to a vinyl release of This Will Be Laughing Week.

Chronic Sick reissues out now on No Way Records

cover-cutest-bandOMGWTFBBQ!!!! No Way Records repressed Chronic Sick’s classic self-titled 7-inch EP (aka the “Reagan Bands” single), as well as their 12-inch EP Cutest Band In Hardcore. Now, you can have a copy of some of the more essential lost classics of hardcore in your hands without having to pay hundreds of dollars for an original (even the bootlegs went for 50 or 60 bucks).

Of course, you’ve been able to download them via Killed By Death’s website for a couple years now. Take a listen right effing now to the self-titled EP and Cutest Band In Hardcore and then go buy them from the No Way webstore.

Give them some time to get it to you, however:

When ordering, remember we are a 2 person operation that is run while our record store is open. We get stuff done as FAST as we can, but PLEASE give your order at least 2 weeks to ship before you email us. We’re swamped.

And think, if you spend money with No Way, then they’ll make money and put out that new Night Birds EP, Midnight Movies, that much sooner.