Thursday, 30 June 2011

Seven Door's Of Death - The Beyond

This has to be Fulci's masterpiece. The opening scene still creeps me the fuck out and is only bettered by the end scene. What happens inbetween is rotten. A classic Italian splatterfest which unlike most films of the time actually had a great storyline to boot.

Argento must have been shitting his pants!

Somebody needs to start a band called 'Ungodly Warlock'.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

"It's Hard To Forget What We Haven't Done Yet"

I played this CD a lot when it first came out last year then even more when it was finally released on vinyl a few months later. Seriously heavy album. I guess you can call it Witch House or drag or any other label you can think of but these guys (and girl!) are way ahead of their game especially when it comes to production. Dark as hell screwed Hip Hop 808's laced with nasty synths and speaker killing bass. I would even go as far to say this is one of my favourite records of the last few years and will be playing it for a long time to come. Make sure you give it a listen if you haven't already.

Salem - King Night


The Delights Of Hell

I watched this great BBC documentary film about Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch a couple of nights ago. For anybody interested in art and weird shit it's a must watch. Enjoy!

Never Make A Change

Alongside the Breakdown 7" this is pretty much my all time favourite record to ever come out of New York City. Angry, raw and pretty sloppy in parts which just adds to the greatness of it. Released in 1988 on Combined Effort and re-pressed later on by Vermiform.

Lets just hope a real discography eventually does see the light of day sometime in the near future.

Life's Blood - Defiance 7"


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Under Siege

When I was younger I had things way too easy. Bands like Doom, Godflesh, Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Stupids, Extreme Noise Terror, Napalm Death, Deviated Instinct etc would play on our doorstep every week and it was a simple task of showing up and getting drunk and enjoying shit thanks to Underseige Promotions which was sorted by Pek & Pete C. I was so lucky to have these times in my life.

Said club was PLANET X in Liverpool. Anyways, to cut a long story short. The club was left abandoned for years unwanted and awaiting demolision but... an old school skater & gig promoter from Liverpool who shall remain nameless for legal reasons thought it was time to revisit our past and sort that shit out.

A crew of us broke in one night and the place was a complete mess. Horrible. We scoped out the place and everybody agreed something could happen.

The place was fucked and heres how it went.

So it was all go. Clean the place up and have one last gig here before the place was bulldozed.

New Years Eve was the plan and everything fell into place. A van was parked close on the kerb over the broken in door and customers walked in through the back doors and out the side door of the van right into the venue. Genious.

We were treated to great bands. Walk The Plank & Down and Outs. Who could have wanted for more. The landlord for the night had set up a ton of strip lights over the old stage and generators to power this thing and it was a unforgetable night. The only thing missing was the disco at the end which will will never be missed. Good fucking times!

As much as we had our differences Pek. Thanks for every band I ever saw at both Planet X's. RIP

Down & Outs - 'Boys From The Blackstuff'


"The only flame that burns inside is my mortal death"

I must have played this record a thousand times since I heard it about 4 years late in 1988. Emotional, dark but uplifting and in the same way totally crushing!

Despite owning both CD versions its also the only Trouble record I don't own on vinyl. Shame on me.

It just goes to show, the Christians can be just as tough!

Trouble - The Skull


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

MINSTER 4 - 4642

I haven't been lazy and not labelled the songs. They are both untitled. There are are four tracks split over 2 sides.

Easily one of the best records this year. Dougie knows whats up with this record.

Old Apparatus - 12"


Monday, 20 June 2011

"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours"

I have been a huge fan of the Planet Of The Apes films for years and collected a lot of crap along the way too so I doubt it will come as a shock to anybody that I am kinda looking forward to the new movie.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Cheech Wizard lives on! Fuck Off Frog!!

I cant really be bothered doing anything today so I am going to re-read everything Cheech Wizard.

RIP Vaughn Bodé

Saturday, 18 June 2011

"Yeah, I'm pretty cool with letting you do whatever you want."

I could watch this all day and will most probably watch the two seasons of it I downloaded this weekend. About 40 episodes I think. Wacky.

Painting toys

Just look how well this toy dinosaur is being painted. Look at that concentration.

One day I will paint toys for a living. Just watch me. Not dinosaurs though.

Cliff Jumping

I always loved this sport. Like football I was pretty rubbish at jumping off a cliff. I always had to do it last. And that was the worst feeling when everybody had already done this HUGE jump and all eyes were on you.

Good summers and the best of times. Would love to do this cliff again. I might even really break my neck this time and not come out with two bloodshot red eyes. This beast was high. Vivian Quarry, Llanberis, Wales.

How it should be

Some music that has been doing it for me these last few days.

Wormphlegm - Tomb Of The Ancient King LP
Babe Rainbow - Endless Path EP
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour CD
Plaid - Live At Abstract Science 10-04-07 MP3s
Together We Fall - Drowned LP
Paradise Lost - Drowned In Darkness Demos LP
Madonna - Like A Prayer CD
Pursuit Grooves - Frantically Hopeful CD

All fucking bangers!

Welome to my crazy world

Seeing as everybody has kids these days and nobody ever wants to go out and do anything anymore unless it involves kids I have started this blog so I can vent a bit and talk about all the shit I really love in life instead of trying to tell you about it when you are trying to put the kids to bed.

Anybody who really knows me, knows that I have always looked towards the darker side of life but do I still enjoy the good things too. This blog is about music, toys, film, art and most probably even a little history and some UFO shit. Nothing will be the same. You might even get to see and hear some of my day to day work bullshit and other stuff I have to deal with too if you're lucky.

Anyways, keep reading and I will keep telling you. I don't see a lot of my good friends these days so at least you people can see what I am doing with myself, if you can be arsed reading.