Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pennywise - Reason to Believe (2008)

Yesterday the American punk band Pennywise "released" their brand new album "Reason to Believe" as a free download through a collaboration with MySpace Records and Textango.
The album is also available in the conventional formats CD and LP through Epitaph Records, with different bonus tracks. According to an recent interview with guitarist Fletcher Dragge, the band had written about 60 songs for this album.
The CD version of this album was supposed to come with a DVD, but according to rumors I've heard this was cancelled.
"Pennywise were formed in 1988 in Hermosa Beach, California by singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin and bassist Jason Thirsk. To date, this line-up is considered a classic. They released two EPs "A Word from the Wise" and "Wildcard" (both 1989). Each of the band members had played in other bands in the Hermosa Beach area and attended the same high school.
The group signed to Epitaph Records in 1990 and released their first album "Pennywise" (1991). The album quickly spread throughout the punk community, earning the band some nation-wide recognition. Lyrics in the album endorsed a positive mental attitude, helping promote progressive ideals for Generation X".
Source: Wikipedia
Enjoy it - then go out and buy it!

Tracklist: 1. (Intro) As Long As We Can, 2. One Reason, 3. Faith and Hope, 4. Something to Live For, 5. All We Need, 6. The Western World, 7. We'll Never Know, 8. Confusion, 9. Nothing to Lose, 10. It's Not Enough to Believe, 11. You Get the Life You Choose, 12. Affliction, 13. Brag, Exaggerate & Lie, 14. Die For You.
Download (115 Mb w/booklet): Megaupload

Pennywise @ MySpace / Pennywise @ Wikipedia

PS! American users got an option to download a bonus track for free by sending the text message PW15 to TANGO (82646). If someone could send me this track I would be extremely pleased. Thanx!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hat - Oppstopparnassi (1993)

NORWEGIAN: En av trønderrockens skjulte og glemte skatter, humorrockbandet Hat, har nylig hatt reunion på Steinkjer, og sluppet skiva "Hi du sjett koss det sjer ut utti gangen?" - feiret med et storslått releaseparty på Steinkjer.
I forbindelse med gigantenes tilbakekomst får du her tilgang på debuten "Oppstopparnassi" fra 1993, produsert av selveste Alex Rosén! ...uten at det gjør så mye fra eller til. De udødelige klassikerne "Sveitt i natt", "Nekrofil kjæppjaging" og "Vi rusla hainn i hainn med vadera" er akkurat like pubertale - og morsomme - den dag i dag som de var for 15 år siden!
ENGLISH: This is funny if you are Norwegian - don't bother downloading this if you're not!

Tracklist: 1. Sveitt i natt, 2. Hainn vesst itj at vI vesst ka hainn vesst, 3. Pittsa, 4. Våkna opp dau, 5. Kvisa & bylla, 6. Tussi potens, 7. Nissjikissjilissji, 8. Usekkert, 9. Hjølp dæ & drekk, 10. Vi rusla hainn i hainn med vadera, 11. Nekrofil kjæppjaging, 12. Kakebu, 13. Lakentroillet, 14. Nætt finn, 15. Oppstopparnassi, 16. Skræmsel foill av svineri, 17. Ka du vil, 18. Hæsli sang, 19. Fjærn dæ.

Download (72 Mb): Megaupload / Rapidshare

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dismantling Henry Rollins, February 2008

If you haven't all ready seen it, HERE's the February edition of Heidi May's behind the scenes look at Henry Rollins - Clip of the Month. In this episode we get to see how Hank makes his coffee - the black and strong kind! Looking forward to the new episode for March, but Henry is on tour now so it's probably coming later this month.

Henry / The Henry Rollins Show / Harmony In My Head / Rollins Archive / Henry Rollins @ IMDb / Henry Rollins @ Wikipedia

The Dictators - Live At Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain (2001)

It's been a whole month since my previous post, and you probably think I'm crazy busy - but I've just been crazy lazy lately... sorry!
Here's a great show by The Dictators from their Spanish tour in 2001, at the Kafe Antzokia in Bilbao.
"The Dictators are a rock and roll band formed in New York City in 1973. Critic John Dougan said that they were "one of the finest and most influential proto-punk bands to walk the earth." The Dictators' debut album, The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! (1975) was perhaps the first album released by a New York punk group. The Dictators are represented in the "Punk Wing" of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio. Steven Van Zandt called them "The connective tissue between the eras of The MC5, Stooges, NY Dolls, and the punk explosion of the mid to late 1970's.

Tracklist: 1. Intro/The Party Starts Now, 2. Master Race Rock, 3. Avenue A, 4. Baby, Let's Twist, 5. Pussy and Money, 6. Faster and Louder, 7. The Minnesota Strip, 8. The Next Big Thing, 9. It's Alright, 10. Burn Baby Burn, 11. Who Will Save Rock and Roll, 12. Dick Presenta a Los Dictadores, 13. Channel Surfing, 14. What's Up With That, 15. New York, New York, 16. I Am Right!
Download (55 Mb): Megaupload / Rapidshare

The Official Dictators Website / The Dictators @ Wikipedia