8/12/16: Bad Sports, Cyanide Pills, Horseback,

@@@ Bad Sports: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up (Dirtnap, 2016).  If you’re looking for some old school punk rawk these guy’ll do ya.  The guitar player owns a bunch of Ramones rcords (same with the drummer) and the singer sounds just like….fuck slow hard drive…still spinning….I gotta come back to it.  Somebody help a brother out!  Warren Zevon, my magnetic sectors still store data.  Nice and tight, or tight as a bull’s ass at fly time as a crazy old man once told me.  Solid B and if you like this check out Cyanide Pills effort Still Bored and this record goes out to the Russian Olympic team.  I ain’t looking for any sort of Cold War redux but y’all are mad dopehead/bad sports/cheaters.

@@@ Cyanide Pills: Government (Damaged Goods, 2015).  Speaking of a bunch of Brits with bad teeth I didn’t see this single that was excreted last year.  Compare the poppy British punk bounce with the somewhat slack NYC style of the band above.  This one goes out to all you beyond erectile dysfunctione hedge fund motherfuckers hoarding your money and hookers and real estate.  Oh the government is screwing me over!!!  Fuck you pigs.

@@@ Horseback: Dead Ringers (Relapse, 2016).  I saw this record on this week’s All Music weekly email (all that is notable and paid for by PR!)  Oh, this may not be yer usual Relapse Records skullcrusher as it opens up slower and trance-y and is labelled as neo-psychedelia.  This is the end my friends even down to the space organ.  The singer is a bit snoozy pants but the drummer has flavor.  Let’s peep more mabye their will be some crushing.  Nope in the beginning of this second tune (clipped below!)  I don’t like this singer, you can like him, I’m sure he’s awesome I just don’t love his singing.

YTD recordings listened to: 646
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 352
Not good music: 235

Honorable Mentions: 11
Buys: 9

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Dawn Richard, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Akitsa, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Margo Price, Changui Majadero, Seratones, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson, Jim the Boss


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