Friday, October 7, 2011

Review: H.R. - Hey Wella

Human Rights is back and this album kicks ass! Its pretty straight forward mix of punk/hardcore/rock and reggae that H.R. has been known for through out the years. I think what sets this apart is a straight up nice production value that can be appreciated. The only issue is the disjointed nature of the album as a whole. The Reggae tends to be the strong point on the album, and the rock parts remind me of I Against I era Bad Brains, not great, but good none the less. Over all a four out of five in my book. Pick it up while you can. 

v.a - iranian punk - 1382 the persian new waves

I'm a big fan of finding stuff from far away places. While i know very little about punk rock from Iran, I hear that you can get in trouble for playing certain types of music(?). Anyway, The bands on this comp tend to very from traditional type music, to industrial and metal tinged stuff. worth the download.
Thank you to for this comp and picture. Check out: punk rock in Iran (Blog has been removed for some reason, me thinks censors).

Track Listings:
  1. Alookal - Dars
  2. Black Blooms - Me & Me
  3. Oolanbator - Fire In the Dead of the Night
  4. Superman & the Joe Ordinaries - Upside Down
  5. Fat Rats - Joe Ordinaries
  6. Dark Earth - Jang
  7. Ehsan Imani - Divane
  8. Mud - Ruftam Sar-e Kucheh
  9. Mud - Boghz


So about nine or ten months ago I started working on an e-zine with no real ambition. I worked on fancy graphics and all this other crap and then with the birth of my daughter, I somewhat abandoned all plans.However, I worked hard on that thing so, I'm going to continue what I started and release things in pieces. I think my goal when I started the zine was to find bands from out of nowhere and bring them to the western world. Like, case in point, who knew that there are punk bands from Uzbekistan? Or that China has a thriving oi! scene? Im also going to work on the format a little bit, seeing as how courier is kinda a pain in the tookis to read. OH! and I almost forgot, we are android compatible now! So you can browse the blog and download the tunes directly to your Android device. God bless technology!
Another thing in the works are the upload of Where The Wild Things Are comp series originally put out by Sabbel fanzine from Germany in the late 90's or mid 2000's. I have been unable to find the complete series as of yet, but I will be posting them soon! Anyway, thats all for now kiddies!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Occupy Wall Street.....From Protest to Resistance

When we live in this world were the poor become more so and the rich get richer, we need to stand our ground against the tyrants and remember to resist and exist. The Occupy Wall Street movement is profound. We need to eliminate this system of class based warfare of the rich vs. the poor and middle classes. The reaction has been absolutely absurd, both in the media(Skewed) and the Police (Cases of police brutality), and hopefully the resentment that is driving these people to react will ride this wave to something more profound and deeper. This country is fucked, well, the world is basically fucked as long as the "1%" run the world as autocratic kings and queens of industry and business. The one percent are turn America into a third world country based solely on the amount of their greed. Unionization is at an all time low, Unemployment at an all time high; This is not what our founding fathers envisioned when they built this country. This is not what I want for my country and the misery and suffering it has brought to the world around us is sick and sad. Just look at the bullshit with the world bank and how they are systematically destroying Africa and the rest of under developed countries world wide, or how BP dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Golf Of Mexico and acted like it wasn't a big deal. Its ironic how so many people are living hand to mouth in America and the government gives billions of dollars to corporations who's poor management resulted in the loss of billions of dollars and the home market crash which disadvantaged millions of people. Or the greatest nation on earth can leave so many people below the poverty line without any form of assistance, whether it be medical coverage, housing support or food stamps because they make too much, but yet can barely make their bills? Or they tell ya to get an education or else you wont be able to get a job, so people are extorted into taking student loans, than after pissing away time and getting into debt, cant get jobs anyway? It's time for a change and they need to know this, we need to let it be known and I hope regardless of politics, that we can all stand in solidarity and say "WE DON'T NEED YOUR SHIT". Thank you America and Goodnight.