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SIDECAR:
You’re Killing Me: CD
I bet their friends were bummed when they didn’t get thanked. Then they heard the album. Then they were stoked, bra! This blows. Generic tattoo-rock. Straight from my trash to the Warped Tour. –Megan Pants (Three Mileage)


SICK LIPSTICK:
Sting Sting Sting: CD
Atonal no-wavy skronk with a singer who sounds like she repeated the third grade four times too many. Don’t know what it is about this particular subgenre that I find so fascinating, but this is the third disc I’ve listened to this reviewing cycle and it’s the third one I’ve found a really cool listen. Probably because I know that my repeated spins of this stuff is sure to drive my wife crazy. See, you GOTTA do shit like that every now and then to keep your significant other on her toes. –Jimmy Alvarado (Tiger Style)


SHUTDOWN 66:
Welcome to Dumpsville: CD
How do I not notice that there’s a guy holding maracas on the cover of the CD when I pick it up? Fuckin maracas! That said, I do not like this. Sounds pretty much like every other hipster ‘70s rock/garage-ish/trashy facade/yelling type thing going around now, but with worse vocals. –Megan Pants (Get Hip)


SOCIALS, THE:
Narrow Minded Entertainment for a Close Minded America: CD
Female-fronted minimalist punk reminiscent of a less catchy Urinals. –Jimmy Alvarado (Stay Real)


SONS OF HERCULES, THE:
Right Now: CD
Another serving of Texas bar-punk (kinda like a less-memorable Lazy Cowgirls, but more Flaming Groovie-ish) from this seemingly immortal outfit, fronted by a guy appropriately fossilish enough that i'd like to think his worldview has "punk" starting with Mouse & The Traps or the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, and continuing unabated in a straight line thru the Hates and Dicks and Mullens and whoever the fuck else – ongoing and eternally continuous, with no weird detours or asterisked subgenres – and power to him. I don't think this one's as good as Hits for the Misses – their best, although to be honest i've never heard anything truly spectacular by them – but i always kinda thought this band's appeal was designed to be appreciated best live in a smoky barroom drinking cold longnecks of Pabst™ (or inferior local equivalent) on a hot summer night anyway. Rock on. BEST SONG: "Digging Your Own Grave" BEST SONG TITLE: "Snake People" (in a related matter, i have decided that "proximity to rattlesnakes" is why when non-Texans put percussion devices such as maracas and shakers in a song, it comes off as fey and effete production frippery, but when Texans do it, it sounds mean and ass-kicky-like) FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Singer is wearing paisley shirt. Please make a note of it. –Rev. Norb (Suprema)


SHEMPS, THE:
On 45: 7"
With a name like The Shemps, it must be another crappy pop punk band with ten CDRs on Mutant Pop, right? Wrong! Surprise! Surprise! The Shemps are a garage punk band and they rock! Great jump-up-and-down music – catchy, with a nod to The Jam and the Rip Offs, and here we go! This is Cracklin’ Oat Bran! The name makes it sound awful, but it’s so fucking good! –Maddy (Weekend)


SCRAWL, LE:
Too Short to Ignore: CD
Holy Christ-crankin muttonchops, if this ain’t the fucked-upedest record I’ve heard in years, if not ever! I’m gonna call them a grind band, as that’s the common element, but EVERY SINGLE SONG (there are sixty-six) jumps from grind to one or more other things and back again like a flea on a meth binge: lounge jazz, ska, other kinds of jazz I don’t know the name of, disco (they cover “Good Times”), flute solos, you name it. I wanna say it’s like the Residents doing Napalm Death, but that seriously barely approaches the amazingly curdled reality of these German fruitcakes. I don’t even know if I like the fucking thing; every time I put it on, my jaw drops open and stays that way until it goes off. Jeez. –Cuss Baxter (RSR/Life Is Abuse)


SHOTWELL / GIANT BAGS OF WEED:
Split: 7"
Shotwell: Imagine if Fifteen’s music didn’t suck almost as bad as the lyrics, that it was smart, duct tape and crossed-fingers Crimpshrine-glorifying punk with a few more pop elements. Then, you’d get Shotwell. The music smells of rotting sneakers and shirts that have mildewed and fused to the body from weeks of unwiped sweat. That’s a compliment. GBOW: Before Jawbreaker as we know it gelled, they released a demo under the name Rise and Blake didn’t sing lead. (A guy named John Liu did.) This reminds me of that demo tape, while mixing in some Husker Du guitar wash. It’s swelling, creative punk that’s sensitive and subtly complex, but isn’t being a pussy about it. For two bucks, you could do a lot worse. –Todd Taylor (Half Day)


SHOCKER, THE:
Up Your Ass Tray: CD
Upon seeing that The Shocker is the latest outfit former L7-er Jennifer Finch has up and rolling, I was more than interested to see what she has going on here, being that I’ve always been quite a big fan of the mighty L7. The Shocker pretty much stick to the formula Jennifer rocked out of the speakers back in her L7 days, and there are some pretty bad-ass cuts here, my faves being “Your Problem Now” and “Break in Two.” There’s a cover here of Kim Carnes’ “Angel of the Morning” that will make even your hippy-dippy Mom break out in fist-pumping glee. And while she’s busy rocking, you can frisbee all her Fleetwood Mac and Eagles vinyl out the window, replacing it with more suitable LPs such as this one – if you love yer Mom, you’ll do it. Good release here and I’m looking forward to seeing it roar live. –Designated Dale (Oglio; <www.shockersite.com>)


SCRAPY:
Local Pub/Skank N’ Roll: CDEP
Quick taster from these street punks/skins who infuse ska into their music. This is one large band to tour around with. Almost like a gang, they are ten deep. They take elements of street punk, oi, ska and ‘50s rock’n’roll to make their songs enjoyable like a good pint of your favorite ale. These are tracks from their full length titled Saturday Night. From what I’ve heard off this release, further investigation needs to be instigated. –Donofthedead (Mad Butcher)


SCRAWL, LE:
Too Short to Ignore: CD
Grindcore can get monotonous at times. Like any genre, someone comes along and makes things interesting. Imagine eating a handful of gummy bears, down it with a large cup of coffee, followed with two chili dogs, a cobb salad, popcorn and warm beer. Go to any carnival or amusement park and go on any ride that spins. When you go into full g-force spins, projectile vomit toward the center of the ride and for a split second what appears in the middle is physically what this German band plays musically. To give music references, I would say, take your typical grindcore with cookie monster vocals, add some acid jazz, some ska and love for R&B and it still doesn’t describe it. Most grindcore has an evil, angry tone to the music. This band reverses the formula to make the music sound almost happy. I could picture the band with their keyboard player and horn section on stage smiling while playing their material. Surreal. Another reference Matt Average gave me about this band was “along the lines of No Less or Plutocracy, but darker.” This is supposed to be a complete discography of released, demo and live tracks from 1990 - 1999. Sixty-six tracks in total. I first heard of this band from my brother. The band was a on comp titled Rotten Fake! with Agathocles and Seven Minutes of Nausea. The tracks were cover songs of De La Soul, The Exploited, Terrorizer, Chic and the Mission Impossible theme song. I was hooked but never ran across any of their releases. I noticed my friend’s distro had the discography in stock, so, I snapped it right up. I can’t wait for more to come my way! Truly twisted! –Donofthedead (Life Is Abuse)


SCOTCH GREENS, THE / THE IRISH BROTHERS:
Split: 7"
The Scotch Greens: A porch riot, replete with devastating banjo. Yep. Banjo. A band has to be great for me not think they’re using that little, round-butt guitar ironically, and the Scotch Greens do just that. My ears hear ultra-confident, believable punk/bluegrass music displaying hummable songs that make me want to slap my knee with one hand and drink from a passed jug with the other. And not in a hokey, Hee Haw way, either. Good times. The Irish Brothers: Modern honky-tonk by way of Reverend Horton Heat with a half a jigger of Throw Rag strangeness clacked on the side of its skull. Ain’t gonna give you a wedgie for putting it on the jukebox, but would never put it on myself. Kudos to the Scotch Greens. –Todd Taylor (Split Seven)


SCORE ONE FOR THE FAT KID:
Plan B Is for Suckers: CD
They must’ve thought that recording this would make womyn-types think that they’re these sensitive guys, so that they could get otherwise unattainable lovin’. Good lord I hope that’s why they did it. –Megan Pants (Losing Blueprint)


RUBBER CITY REBELS:
Pierce My Brain: CD
Smog Veil is known for serving up high quality rock and roll. This release is no exception to the rule. You get twelve tracks of great music that is definitely punk rock. Influence from the Sex Pistols, Ramones and other great legendary punk bands can be heard in this CD. Don’t get me wrong, it’s only an influence. The music is still very original. There is even an original tribute to song for Stiv from The Dead Boys, entitled “Dead Boy.” To put this baby to bed, I say: Good band, good production, good packaging, good label. If you’re a fan of punk rock plain and simple… GET THIS! –Mike Beer –Guest Contributor (Smog Veil)


SAVIORS, THE:
Ruby Gloom b/w Recipe for Disaster: 7"
The singer is a boy but looks like a girl, the first side sounds like later Replacements or the Lemonheads or something lame and late-‘80s like that, and the second side revs it up a tiny bit, like a lawnmower at a stock car race. A little tiny bit. –Cuss Baxter (Rapid Pulse)


RUFIO:
1985: CD
If this outfit beefed up the rock and cut out the friggin’ boom-tap-boom-tap monkey beats, they might end up bein’ a cool support slot for a band like All, but I don’t see it happening any time soon. That’s a damn shame. –Designated Dale (Nitro)


RUDE PRAVO:
Non Mu Pento: CD
Italian street punk that is musically reminiscent of mid-period DOA coupled with lyrics that, even the sometimes stilted English translations provided in the booklet, are quite good, tackling the Vatican, WTO protests, rock stars and the “keeping up with the Joneses” mentality, to name a few. A nice surprise here. –Jimmy Alvarado (KOB)


RED SATYRS:
Self-titled: 7"
I’m got a soft spot for non-Fonzie rock that has rockabilly twinges made by guys who don’t look like they’re modeled after Bowser from Sha Na Na. The Red Satyrs have a similar power to The Starvations and Throw Rag. The music’s swampy, twisted, and owes a bit to the Cramps. It reverbs and gets surfy wet at the edges, but at the core is undeniably fine songwriting that doesn’t rely on obvious bar-beaten-to-death chops or blurring speed. It lets the darkness, blood, and semen seep in, and before you know it, you’re the host and the infection’s spread. –Todd Taylor (THD)


ROLLING BLACKOUTS:
Add Vice: 7"
Trash punk with a singer who sounds like he’s on the verge of losing control, which is a definite plus. A double bill with these guys and the Gloryholes would be a dangerous event, indeed. Recommended. –Jimmy Alvarado (Kapow)


RAW POWER:
You Are the Victim: CD
This is Raw Power’s debut, originally released in 1983 and pretty hard to come by. I think it’s the first time on CD. Personally, it’s my favorite period of Raw Power. Couple it with Screams from the Gutter, and you’ve got yourself some grade-A hardcore listening. These Italians were and are (they’re still active and touring) part of the international hardcore scene, very much in line with, but not copying, MDC, Minor Threat, DOA, and Black Flag. This early on, their metal influences were slight-to-occasional soloing and what you have is archetypal, pissed-off, full-force, raw and perfect hardcore that bands, twenty years after, have still yet to top. Raw Power emerged at a time when hardcore was so far off the radar screen and its fans were so rabid and dedicated, that their influence was truly worldwide and soaked up in the States with relish. They had tracks on the influential BCT tapes, MRR’s Welcome to 1984 comp, and the Rat Music for Rat People comp. As a bonus, there’s live video footage, a slew of demos, interviews, poster art, and photos. If you didn’t want to spend the clink on getting the original vinyl, fear scratching it if you already own it, or want a well-packaged glimpse at some important punk roots, this is a great way to do it. –Todd Taylor (Soulforce)


RANDY:
Welfare Problems: CD
Damn, they’ve come a long way from No Carrots for the Rehabilitated ten years ago. I was worried that Sweden’s Randy would mellow off the socialist politics and full-tilt scronking off the last burner, The Human Atom Bombs. No worries there. Randy retain their uncanny ability to make what sounds like songs made in the ‘50s, gleefully scorch them on a Sonics ‘60s burner, bounce them up with ‘70s Ramones punk, harden them with a dash of ‘80s hardcore, slash and dash in some keyboards, and mix it all together in a soulful way that seems downright fun and natural. They’re also a band that’s always greater than the sum of its parts. It’s hard not to dance when they’re pointing out some serious problems to governmental structures. Thumbs up to a considerably underrated band that I’m amazed isn’t much larger. –Todd Taylor (Epitaph)


RADIO REELERS:
Rockin’ Sound: LP
The Radio Reelers are a new band that has Hector from the Weird Lovemakers in it. A couple of the other guys in Radio Reelers were also in kinda big, Bay-area punk bands, but I forgot which ones. It doesn’t matter. What matters is the music. These guys play unapologetic rock’n’roll in the same vein as the Rip-Offs, only cleaner. The songs are simple, three chord beasts, amped up to get your toes tapping. The lyrics don’t really go beyond the basic “S-H-A-K-E-I-T, Shake it,” or “You can’t be my baby if you don’t wanna rock’n’roll” or “I got it in for you (repeat 7X).” Not the deepest stuff in the world, and the more I listen to it, the more shallow it seems. But, I gotta admit, it’ll get me shaking my ass. And, for whatever reason, this record has been getting a lot of spins around my turntable lately. Some days, a simple song is all you need. –Sean Carswell (Radio Blast)


RACHEL GORDON:
The Coming of Spring: LP
...i was on the verge of refusing to review this for moral reasons (i.e., the only connection to anything vaguely "punk" here was a cover of "Hearts Will Be Broken" off the second Records record, which is really overemphasizing the "vaguely" aspect of things), but, on closer inspection, i was forced to cede Ms. Gordon the album-opening "Where Are You Tonight," an appropriately bouncy pop-rocker that would have fit in just fine in the Girli-Pop mini-revolution of '83/'84 (Nena, Tracy Ullman, Bangles... that's all i can think of... i guess that's why the revolution was so mini) and written by her bass player, Hector from the Zeros (which i'm only giving her as many Punk Points for as i gave Rank & File for the Kinman Brothers [i think that was around 0.5, and there were two of them]). Everything after that not only came perilously close to not out-rocking Josie Cotton, but also came perilously close to not out-rocking Olivia Newton-John. Xanadu-core at its finest! BEST SONG: "Where Are You Tonight" BEST SONG TITLE: "Fun at Your House" FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: I already used up the Fantastic Amazing Trivia Fact about the bass player being in the Zeros, so the runner-up Fantastic Amazing Trivia Fact is that she does a serviceable cover of Badfinger's McCartney-penned "Come and Get It," and appropriately changes the gender... so now it goes "will you walk away/from a fool and her money? (FOOL AND HER MONEY!)" which is kind of cute the first time you hear it. –Rev. Norb (Sounds of Subterrania)


PUNKINARI/ LUMPEN:
Skins & Punx New Generation Vol. 3: CD
Lumpen: Staggeringly un-engaging skinhead punk. Punkinari: A little better than their disc mates here, but not much. Kinda reminds me of those bands that would make it onto ‘80s hardcore comps to give ’em an “international” flavor, but ultimately ended up being the tracks that got skipped over once the listening started. If this is the “new generation” of Italian punk, they’re in some deep doo doo over there. –Jimmy Alvarado (KOB)


PSEUDO HEROS:
Prison of Small Perception: CD
The Pseudo Heros churn out some pretty decent fare here, some of it calling to mind a heavily-peppered nod to Hüsker Dü, and that sits well with yours truly. Not to say the whole nineteen cuts here sound like the above mentioned, ‘cause they don’t. The ‘Heros have also landed over half a dozen familiar faces of punk’s past to collaborate here on some songs. Just who all did they work with, you ask? Here’s a few to wet yourself over, fanfuck: Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, Down By Law), John Stabb (Gov. Issue), Jerry A. (Poison Idea), and Lee Dorian (Napalm Death), to name a few. You want to know the rest? Buy the fucking CD, cocko. As far as straight-up ‘Heros cuts here, my faves are “I Know What You Need” and their take on B.O.C.’s “Burnin’ for You.” Don’t be a lying fuck and say you have no idea who B.O.C. are, ‘cause I see you singing along, you Soft White Underbelly bitch of a liar. Got you. –Designated Dale (Go-Kart)


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