Written by GE 138.
To some, the phrase 'Christian Punk' is an oxymoron of sorts. You can't be a rule following servant of the Lord while adhering to the chaotic, no rules anything goes world of Punk, where people are more likely to worship GG Allin than Jesus Christ, can you? Who knows? In any case, Christian Punk is alive and well and thriving in a weird sort of way, and this release from the Infirmities, a Christian Punk band from straight outta Salinas, CA, does a great job in melding the Music of Punk with the Message of the Lord with an equal balance that doesn't come off as too preachy or too musically condescending. Produced and recorded by Miguel from Total Chaos, the recording is a bit muddy, but no big deal. Reminds me a bit of how those classic Ill Repute releases on Mystic Records used to sound. The 8 songs on here are presented in a Ramones like, fast and furious, 1-2-3-4 one right after the other blitzkrieg attack, and the release does suffer a bit because of it, with the songs sounding like one giant, drawn out song, but the tracks that do stand out are great, songs like Myself Wrex, It's A God Thing, The Final Conviction and King Of Glory, a very hard hitting, hypnotic Peni-ish song that really brought it all home to me. Pretty good release. Looking forward to hearing more from these guys in the immediate future. And oh yeah, LOVED the Johnny Cash quote at the end of the record... heh.
Available from the Infirmities at every gig they play, and since these guys play a lot, backyards, BBQ's, bat mitzvah's, wherever, you shouldn't have a problem finding this record. Put out on the Malt Soda Recordings label, on various colored pieces of 7" vinyl, and you can click here to buy it directly from them. Also available from Amazon (click here), Interpunk (click here), and everywhere else you can buy Punk music from on the Interweb. "Like" Infirmities on Facebook by clicking here.
Written by GE 138.
And so it begins. The flogging of a dead horse. The raping of the rotting corpse. The exploitation for monetary's sake of Lemmy from Motörhead. Congrats to Cleopatra Records for being the first label that I know of to cash in on Lemmy's passing by putting together this shoddy collection of Lemmy collaborations with people like Jake E. Lee, Ted Nugent, Richie Kotzen and Scott Ian, covering songs by AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, Eddie Cochran and The Yardbirds. Most of these songs came from various compilations released throughout the years, and to keep things interesting, they threw in an unreleased Motörhead track (Train 'Kept A Rolling), as well as a live song from The Head Cat, the Rockabilly project Lemmy did with Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats. Coming in at barely over 20 minutes in length, these 6 songs by Lemmy and Friends don't really add much to the mans legendary legacy of recorded output. Doesn't take anything away either. The only good track on here is the Motörhead one. Everything else is just bland and 'meh'. People should have their head examined for being involved with this release in any way, shape or form. For gullible purists only.
Available from Cleopatra Records. Red colored vinyl is long gone, but clear vinyl is available on Amazon (click here). "Like" Lemmy on Facebook by clicking here. "Like" Motörhead on Facebook by clicking here.
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