8 seconds of CCTV, who very much lived up to the hype last night in San Francisco.
The new (and final?) RUBBERNECK fanzine (#11) just arrived in our mailbox yesterday, and we jammed through it in record time. Not difficult, as it’s always been mostly a photo zine with a bit of print content (short interviews, record reviews etc.).
Editor Miranda Fisher was extremely helpful to Dynamite Hemorrhage as I was trying to figure out how to get a print magazine rolling again in 2013; she and photo editor Jon Chamberlin gave me heeded advice on ad rates, proper weight of paper and what to look for in a printer.
The new issue features an interview w/ Life Stinks, and they reference a review I wrote of ‘em in Dynamite Hemorrhage #1 (scanned for your reading pleasure, as is my own original review).
LIFE STINKS review from Dynamite Hemorrhage #1, December 2013.
The sheer rip-off audacity of this band is so over the top, I can’t help but admire them. LIFE STINKS blatantly and without apology steal the riff from Flipper’s “Love Canal” on their new 45 – and it’s fantastic. They did the same thing with “Sister Ray” on their album, and if they’re cool with it, and you’re cool with it, I’m cool with it.
I’m back on the wagon w/ Life Stinks now that they’re put out this massive single. Stream it above, and read what we had to say about them in Dynamite Hemorrhage #1 in my next post.
One would think after listening to DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO #26 that there were a multitude of severely happening bands on the planet in late 2013, and you know, one might even be right. I’ve done my best to scout the hottest talent from across the globe the past two weeks, and have come up with 23 examples of loud, fast, hard, melodic, arty, dirty, gnarly rock and roll music from a bunch of youngsters and a few oldsters as well. New/active bands this time include ROACHCLIP; TRUE SONS OF THUNDER; a new 45 from VERONICA FALLS; LIFE STINKS; THE NOTS; ALLIGATOR; LA LUZ; SEX TIDE; SPRAY PAINT; PAMPERS; THE CLITS; SYNTHETIC ID; THE FIREWORKS and the STRAPPING FIELDHANDS. Jesus, you see what I mean?
There’s a sixteen-minute song and a couple of songs that clock in just over 1 minute. There are song of joy and songs of depression and pain. There are straight songs and angular songs. Let it be said for the record that there are only good songs.
ROACHCLIP – Bungalow
PAMPERS – Not
VOX POP – You’re My Favorite
THE NOTS – Talk Show
MENTALLY ILL – Tumor Boy
SHARP BALLOONS – Genetic Disorder
SALLY SKULL – Bedellus
VERONICA FALLS – Nobody There
LA LUZ – All The Time
THE FIREWORKS – With My Heart
TALULAH GOSH – Testcard Girl
THE CLITS – Period Pains
SPRAY PAINT – Ultimate Umpire
TRUE SONS OF THUNDER – Black Astrologers
PAMELA – Too Late (Blind)
ALLIGATOR – Cycles
STRAPPING FIELDHANDS – Impossible To Say
VENOM P. STINGER – 26mg
SEX TIDE – Oh Ah Ha
SYNTHETIC ID – Killing Time
THE WHINES – To Be True
HOSE – Girls/Zoo
LIFE STINKS – My My My
Dynamite Hemorrhage #19 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #18 (playlist)