Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Faith No More - Epic

I first encountered this song in writing, actually - in an issue of the Dirty Pair comic, where Kei and Yuri get drunk and sing Epic at karaoke.

A friend who knew Faith No More told me which song it was when I finally heard it on the radio. So I was pre-disposed to like it.

Still, when I hear it I don't really think of Kei and Yuri. I think "And Sir James Martin of Faith No More......founder of the Faith No More Spiritual and Theological Center." Thank you, George Carlina and Bill & Ted.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

More Naive / Наив

Here is my second favorite Naive / Наив song.

Fuck You (I'm Not Your Candy). Unlike Tanks-Punks, this is all in English, and while it lacks that Pretty Vacant-esque ending that Tanks-Punks has, it has a lot of early Pistols showing in it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Naive - Tanks-Punks

I have to thank my friend for this. Way back in high school, we heard about this Russian punk band called "Naive" - with an upside-down A and two dots over the i like the o in Motorhead. He plunked down some money to buy it direct from Maximum Rock N Roll.

This is the standout track on an album full of good stuff:


Thanks to studying Russian for a bit, learning way too much Nadsat (I too slooshy Sex Pistols real horrorshow), and the lyrics sheet, I could follow along to this.

I hear Naive (it's Наив in cyrillic) have a bunch of other albums that I haven't heard yet - that from here/ And there are (very good) live versions of Танки-Панки on Youtube. The rest of the album is worth it.

Good stuff.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Misfits - Where Eagles Dare

Reason #1 to love the Internet: Everything is out there somewhere.

Back when I was in High School, I got a ride . . . somewhere . . . with a friend of a friend. On the trip, he was blasting some hardcore the whole trip. All I could remember from the whole soundtrack to the trip was "I ain't no goddamn son-of-a-bitch." Decades later, that popped back into my head and I searched for it on Google.

Misfits, "Where Eagles Dare." Makes sense. He was a big Misfits fan, now that I think back. Also, the parking brake was how he stopped the van.

Good song, good stuff, and the Internet is pretty amazing if only for that one reason. It's all out there, somewhere, and even a single line from a half-heard hardcore song is enough to hear the whole thing over again.