I can’t lie, folks: I’ve been in a bad mood all day. My head hurts, I’m tired, and it’s been raining for two days straight, forcing me to do things like clean the house and do laundry rather than go outdoors. And so there’s really nothing left to do put play a lot of snotty, ineptly recorded punk rock records until their own hilarious pissed-off-ness cancels out my own. This is why I recommend Killed By Death, a blog dedicated to uploading out-of-print/just plain forgotten 7″s from old-school punk and hardcore bands–not art-punk, post-punk, or any other kinda hyphenated punk–lost so far underground they got dirt and worms in their pockets.
Just reading the lyrics to Detention’s “Dead Rock’n'Rollers”–”Why couldn’t it be Barry Manilow?/I mean I was never crazy about John Lennon but at least he didn’t drown to death in his own puke”; “And what about you Jim Carroll?/ All your friends have/ What are you waiting for?/ Do it!”–has put me in a better mood already. I’ve especially been enjoying the ultraviolent 2002 7-inch from Wolf Eyes hardcore/thrash offshoot Violent Ramp, which is probably making my headache worse, but at least making me smile.
Killed By Death [Official site]