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Album:976 Collection:General
Artist:976 Added:06/2005
Label:Hon Abe Rec 

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Add Date:2005-10-09 Pull Date:2005-12-11 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:27 Nov20 Nov23 Oct16 Oct
Airplays:2113

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 24 Sep 18:Shineymic
Everything A to Z Week 149
4.Sat, 26 Nov 05:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
2.Sat, 18 Sep 10:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton-Pointless Thread About Stuffing
5.Thu, 24 Nov 05:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Trip Over (Athertonian) Bloodstains
3.Sat, 16 Jan 10:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton - (In)Complete Control
6.Thu, 17 Nov 05:mike
Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-08-05 
This is the pre-Plutocracy band of the late Dan Hogan. This band also featured Jerry Gutierrez on drums – from indie-popsters, The Cosmos. This is heavy hardcore/punk from Redwood City circa 1990-91. This is preceeds their more grind/metal approach of their “Avoid The 13” LP. They take the intensity of Black Flag, Flipper, D.R.I. & Poison Idea and make it something of their own. Yes it’s THAT great! Note: there’s no track #22.

(((1))) 976 phone sex parody. (FCCs “fuck” said once in intro). Straight-up West Coast Hardcore.
((((2)))) Speedy Poison Idea-style number. Lots of pummel.
((((3))))) A little bit of the D.I./Adolescents’ “Richard Hung Himself” riff/tempo with a few bursts of speed.
((((4)))) Swingin’ bass, classic rawk boogie into mass thrashing/sludge groove.
(((((5))))) Awesome mix of West Coast sludge and East Coast gang vocals.
((((((6))))) Fast & snarling, D.R.I. meets the Germs with Greg Ginn on guitar ?
(((((7))))) Flipper-iffic! Chunky riffing, vocals are similar to Spike from D.R.I.
(((((8))))) Basic, fast & furious West Bay/Coast hardcore.
(((((9))))) Super HEAVY an beating your brains in with that thudding rhythm. Instrumental awesomeness.
((((((10)))) Nasty ‘lil Poison Idea –spiked with Black Flag guitars number. (FCC “Fuck” sung once)
(((((11)))) Steady, wailing & walloping theme song.
((((((12)))))) Heavy & twisted riffs with Jerry A.-like vocals, amazing guitar work & tempo changes! (FCC “suck my dick” once that’s audible)
((((13)))) Wild, riffage, raw fuzz production
(((((14))))) Monster heavy, thick chords o’ doomridin’ then goes into drum-heavy h.c.
((((15)))) Track about medical pot? Odd metered tempos but mostly direct.
(((((16)))) Classic U.S.H.C. riffing with a little metallic crunch.
(((((17))))) Straight-ahead steamroller pretty close to Funeral Shock or Fucked Up. (FCC: “shit”)
(((18))) Durable riffing but a little too redundant. (FCC “fucking sung 3 times)
((((19)))) Awesome instrumental. Great riffs, then into downer sludge by way of early Rush or Sabbath
((((20)))) Bad ass boogie chug/cheap booze drinkin’ song.
((((21)))) Kinda fast but varied with classic U.S.H.C. breakdowns. (FCC ““fucking” sung twice)


Track Listing
1.Intro/Dianetics 12.Bloodbath
2.Patty Hearst 13.Myriad
3.Toxic Waste 14.Hippy Crite
4.Pay Your Debt 15.A Bong Hit Instead
5.Smarty Pants 16.Justification
6.Flipside of Reality 17.Forced Recognition
7.We Came to Annoy 18.Dumb Kid
8.Muhammed Ali's Iq 19.Mistake
9.Mean 20.Green Gel Pyramid
10.Xerox Copy 21.No Less
11.976 22.Authority Figure