Thursday, February 20, 2014

London Diehards

Here is "There's Lies, Damn Lies and There's the... The London Diehards". An English Oi! band with quite the following. This cockney Oi! takes you back to the Golden Years of traditional English Oi!, and sounds more like it comes from the mid 80's than recently. This is a solid release with some good old sing along Oi! However, I will not be listening to this as frequently as some of the current top tier Oi! like Sydney Ducks, Maraboots, and Cold Stare.

This copy is on yellow vinyl limited to /100, and comes with a hand numbered poster: #93/100.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Get an Oxygen Tank

Recently Bridge Nine repressed Mental's "Get an Oxygen Tank" EP, but gave it the LP treatment with some extra live songs on the B-Side. I have never owned any Mental vinyl, so I figured I'd take a stab at it this time around. Many consider this EP to be a modern hardcore classic. It's never really blown me away, and I just see it as a decent record. Regardless, I felt the need to get a copy of it on vinyl. The green and white vinyl looks amazing, and is clearly a reference to the eye ball on the cover. On another note, this cover artwork has always annoyed me and reminded me of Sponge Bob. Green and white vinyl out of /300 is still available at the B9 Store.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Worst Post EVER!!!!

Ok, stay with me here... While going through old pictures and trying to find something I felt like posting, I decided to post this Valentine's Day gift for my girl from 2 years ago. This is (or was?) her favorite record and I threw it in on a RevHQ order as a little surprise for her.

But to set the record straight... I don't like No Doubt or listen to No Doubt. This was a gift. So back the fuck up homes. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Maraboots Rules OK

Here is an excellent release by French Oi! band Maraboots. This thing is so freaking good, I just wish I knew what the hell they were saying. Maybe it's because I've been listening to the Templars for too long who are heavily influenced by French Oi!, but it seems hard for me to find French Oi! that I don't like. The music and vocals on this are phenomenal, and these dudes can hang with any American Oi! band musically. Shit like this reminds me why I've always been an Oi! boy at heart in the first place. How many times have I said Oi! in this post? Hah. Check out this sweet music video below:

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blind Justice

Like Mike said in his post, I blindly ordered this and some other stuff from Back to Back without giving much thought to it. Of course, I missed out on the rarest pressing of blue on /75, but I managed to score an orange copy out of /125. This record is pretty good, definitely reminds me of Mental, or maybe even a more frantic Righteous Jams. You know if it has that Back to Back logo, that it's going to be decent enough for your collection. Once again they don't disappoint.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Survival - Spirit Unchained

A few months back the homey Jake sent a great care package across the pond with a ton of cool stuff. Probably my favorite and most used item was not vinyl at all, but a football jersey for his favorite club LEEDS UNITED. I've actually started a bit of a soccer ("football") jersey collection with my trips to Mexico... I've now got Leeds United, Atlas and Chivas jerseys that I wear regularly. 

Anyways, also in Jake's care package was a record by a band I had never heard of that Jake's quite fond of. Survival plays a European version of Warzone worship. The vocalists resemblance to Ray Beez is remarkable, which makes this an excellent record. I've been pumping this record alot lately, and I can clearly see now why Jake has like 20 different pressings of this record. Carry the Weight is starting to be a heavy hitter for European hardcore, I need to start paying more attention to this label. This is a 3rd press copy on white vinyl out of /150.

Viva la Downpresser en Guadalajara, guey!