Friday, July 31, 2009

Hades - Live Videos

Dan Lorenzo (Hades guitarist) just dropped me an email bringing these videos to my attention. Dan said to spread them around so here you go. Thanks for the heads up Dan !

P.S. Dan also tipped me off to his band The Cursed which also features Bobby Blitz of Overkill on vocals. Here is a link to the bands webpage if you'd like to drop by and give them a listen

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Agent Orange - Blood Stains 7" 1980

I ripped this one months ago and have been sitting on it because I know you can get it from countless other blogs, but you know what it's a true punk rock classic and I think it has a place on my blog. So if you have somehow never heard this one before then grab it. If you have heard it before or own a copy then tell me a story about how much you love it or hate it...Dave G.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Manowar live on TV Nickelodeon 83-84 Gloves of Metal plus interview

Oh man this is a classic video right here. I remember taping this off of Nickelodeon many years ago. Manowar plays a full on version of Gloves of Metal to a room full of 10 year old kids and their parents. This video rules because it is completely ridiculous and very Spinal Tap-esque lol ...Leather, Spikes and Chains..... Thanks brother D for ripping this old video and posting it...Dave G.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Overkill - Live plus interview

Rip #3 in the Brother D collection hahaha. Overkill live plus an interview in a cemetery...CLASSIC. I think this might have been made as a promotional video back in the day. Anyway,this is great and you should watch it.

King Diamond - Mercyful Fate interview -

Here is rip #2 from brother D. This is an old King Diamond interview that I didn't even know I had on VHS. God knows what else brother D will uncover on these tapes...Dave G.

Rock N Roll Heaven - Clark NJ

My brother Darin bought a dvd burner recently and has started transferring our old VHS tapes over to dvd. He is also going to be posting some stuff up on youtube and this right here is the first rip that he has completed. What we have is a news segment on Channel 4 news in NY back in the 80's I guess. The segment is about Heavy Metal and the record store Rock n Roll Heaven which was owned by Johnny Z who also owned Megaforce records. Anyway, it is cool for me to see this clip after many many years, and it really brings back some memories. I used to drive over an hour 1 way to go to RnR Heaven whenI was a teenager and I bought 100's of killer metal records there back in the day. God, I wish I could go back in time for just one more shopping spree in that awesome store. Hey Jeff I know you remember this place...Dave G.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Last Crime - st cd ep 1997

Since I posted Garden Variety yesterday I figured I would follow up that post with another mid 90's band from Long Island NY. Last Crime features Kevin Egan of Beyond and 1.6 Band fame on guitar and vocals. The closest musical comparison I can draw would be Drive Like Jehu but with a touch of a hardcore edge maybe. I saw Last Crime 1 time on the Island playing with Garden Variety and of course my brothers band Dahlia Seed who seemed to always play with Garden Variety as I mentioned before.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Garden Variety - Hedge 7" - Mint Tone Records 1992

Here is the first 7" from Long Island's Garden Variety. I saw these guys live probably 20 times, no kidding I really did. My brother’s band used to play with Garden Variety constantly in the 90's all over the NY/NJ area. GV was a great band similar in sound to Jawbreaker I suppose. Lead singer and bassist Anthony Roman went on to front Radio 4 for many years, and drummer Joe Gorlick went on to play with Seam, Bluetip and others. Over a 5 year period or so in the mid 90's GV released 2 full length Lp's and a slew of 7 inches and split 7 inches on various labels. I can honestly say that every one of their releases is worth owning so if you come across their records you should pick them up, and I bet they are cheap to boot.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

D.R.I. - Violent Pacification 7" - Dirty Rotten/R-Radical Records 1984

I decided to give this one a spin today after 20+ years of sitting in my record box. I really love early DRI, and can even deal with their more thrashy crossover stuff as well. I think the last DRI record I can still enjoy is probably Crossover or maybe Four of A Kind. Anyway just figured I'd record this one and share it today since it was spinning on the turntable anyway.

This one is back in print...Purchase

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Okara - Months Like Years - Spectra Sonic Sound Records 1996

Purchase Okara/Mothman 7"

Here is another interesting band from the mid 90's that got lumped in with the emo movement. Again, this sounds nothing like what emo sounds like today...thank god.
I saw Okara a handful of times back in the day,and I even released a split 7" on my record label between Mothman and Okara back around 1994 or 95.

Okara play a disjointed, slightly metal, slightly punk, slightly I don't really know style of music that is still impressive to me to this day. The standout track for me on this record is track 4, which actually reminds me of the band RODAN, so give it a listen and let me know what you think. Also, the lp has 8 songs but I ripped it from vinyl and have 10 tracks, maybe I tracked this thing wrong or maybe there are more songs than listed on the Lp. I really don't know but it plays back exactly as it was put to vinyl...Dave G.