|Various Artists / Bang in the Bay|
|Album:||Bang in the Bay||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2004-11-08||Pull Date:||2005-01-10|
|Week Ending:||5 Dec||28 Nov||21 Nov||14 Nov|
|1.||Mar 17, 2007:||Scatterbrain Radio |
I've Got the Message
|4.||Nov 30, 2004:||All This - And Mor! |
I've Got the Message
|2.||Sep 20, 2006:||At Your Local Dive |
All My Friends Are Evil
|5.||Nov 25, 2004:||Fiction Romance - Thanksgiving Marathon |
Standing & Talking
|3.||Apr 18, 2006:||Scatterbrain Radio |
I Will not Be Denied
|6.||Nov 19, 2004:||Baptism of Solitude |
All My Friends Are Evil
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
This is a collection of 24 local bands spanning punk, hardcore, stoner rock, and even some country. The results are mixed but it’s a decent sample of a handful of quality Bay Area music. |
Some good, some OK and some total crap. Btw, what’s up with the Miller Beer logo on here?
(((1))) Eddie Haskells - Mid-70’s punk action huge Sex Pistols influence with some “whoa-hoo” backup vocal parts. Pretty nice.
((2)) Bar Feeders - Fast drunk-punk that goes essentially nowhere.
(((3))) El Buzzard - Heavy, noisy rock with some nick of AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” riff twisted into a mess of bondoed steel Camaros. Getting there but work on the vocals.
(((4))) The Cliftons - Drunk-punk (typical for San Jose) but kinda catchy & done well. In the spirit of the late 80’s/early 90’s era Dwarves & Supersuckers.
(((5))) Bottles & Skulls - Low-fi spazzoid vocal, mid-tempo punk rawk. Pretty solid.
(((6))) Mojo Apostles - Twangy country-rock (not fuckin’ “alt.country”) with an ode to Evel Knivel.It even mentions the time he beat the shit out of some dude in Sunnyvale with a baseball bat. Darn tootin’!
((7)) - Shitkickers - More country but this is a little more Minuitemen or Devo-like in the vocals but of course not as good and kinda dopey. The banjo solo is a nice touch though.
((((8)))) Fracas - Total Misfits worship but damn does Joe Franke & co. rip it up. Personal and positive lyrics and no "horror business". Lots of great riffs & breaks and overall a lot of fun.
(((9))) Ill Gotten Gainz - (*FCC on the intro “you fuckin’ freak!”*) Weird ass, kinda heavy rockin’ stuff. Like the Melvins in a blender with early Clutch?
(10) Phenomenauts - Avoid! Lame country-twang rockabilly with “funny” space effects. I have no clue what their singing.
((11)) The Sore Thumbs - Starts off just like a Descendents song with that bass-led intro and goes forth into more early 80's punk sound like the Misfits. Super-dumb lyrics "cause the rock n’ roll is all around you tonight”
(((12))) Totimoshi - Lots of bass then lots of stummy guitars. Sounds like some of the better “grunge-rock” from the 90’s. This could’ve been an early Nirvana outtake but I mean that in a good way not in the bullshit way like the "grunge lite" of Stone Temple Pilots.
((13)) Fancy Hair Dragon - Straight-up twangy punk with a slight Ramones & Dickies vibe. Not bad but the nasly vocals border on annoying
((14)) The New Strange - Sonic Youth-like riffs into some janglely strummy and noisy vocals. Something like oh I dunno...The Poster Children and The Posies mixed up? Noisy vocal indie pop that’s kinda “there”.
((((15)))) Calico - Loud pop-punk with Spanish-accented vocals. Super poppy punk but really far from sucking ass . Like 90’s era Social D. but much more pleasing to the ear.
(16) RU36 - Tons of FCCs. Avoid!
(((17))) The Odd Numbers - One of the good early 90’s bands from San Jose. A bit of the Jam, Elvis Costello, and a bit of later Social D.
(((18))) NME - Fucked up early grunge/noise rock from the late 80’s/early 90’s like The Thrown-Ups except with an anti-drug message. Pretty solid mess of sound.
(((19))) The Deed - Bassy, heavy, stoner-rock that works pretty well in the style of Nebula, Mushroom River Band, etc.
(20) Double Wyde - AVOID! Country-twang rock that goes absolutely nowhere!
(((21))) Sammy Shakes - Basic, no-brainer fast punk with vocals that sound strangely enough like David Lee Roth! But what the hell, it kinda works!
(((22))) Texas Thieves - Sounds like old So. Cal punk/hardcore like The Adolescents or D.I. Done rather well but the chorus is kinda weak.
((23)) dot.commies - I have no idea what the stoner at the beginning is saying. Nothing too interesting.
(24) Greenhouse Effect - Cymbal heavy intro then really shitty & stereotypical “stoner rock”. The singer sounds like David Lee Roth on crack and a terrible song title.