Saturday, March 28, 2009

Got A Problem Inside

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Another record that was rescued from Jim Testa's former basement, and I kinda like the a-side on this one-- just some good, meaty oi-metal, nothing fancy. 'Course, sometimes I think it sounds a bit too much like "TV Party", or maybe it's just the gang-vocal technique that's throwing me off, who knows. This was pressed on a 6" (images have been downsized accordingly); Headache Records put out a series of 5" records, also, which won't play all the way through on spiffier turntables because the tonearm return kicks in too soon, but my record player's cheap and doesn't have one of those, so no problems here.

The Wretched Ones formed out of The Burnt, whose "Where's My Head?" album I actually have around here somewhere (believe it or not), so maybe I should post that one, too. If you've ever seen the sleeve of "Where's My Head?" you'll note that the Headache Records logo re-uses the "pained guy" drawing from the front cover. Recycling, it's not just for hippies anymore.


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The Wretched Ones -

"Going Down The Bar"

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12 comments:

Bruce said...

I'm on one of these cool six inchers! It's a split with The Burnt and DEATHRAGE (which was one of about the 80 billion AOD side projects).
http://www.headacherecords.com/archives.html

Brushback said...

Aw, man, why does that one have to be sold out?

Bruce/Deathrage said...

luckily for you, young man...I have several copies in the dusty merch box at home! (though let's see if your enthusiasm remains after hearing it).

Brushback said...

But "Murdering The Brady Bunch" is supposed to be a CLASSIC!

Know anybody with a few extra copies of "Total Bedlam"? I wouldn't mind hearing that one again...

Bruce/BEDLAM said...

Not to harp on the point...but there was a Screeching Weasel song called MURDER IN THE BRADY HOUSE. "We wanted to BE Deathrage"!

Hey! I was in BEDLAM too (at times). Why isn't there a reissue of both LPs?

Brushback said...

Wow, it's unbelievable how Screeching Weasel kept dogging you guys. Cripes, SW, get your own career!

I only had one Bedlam LP, but it was great - "Total Bedlam", with the fold-up paper sleeve. Wish I'd kept that one.

Bruce Weasel said...

Bedlam guitar player Tommy Koprowski also plays on one of the holy grails of 80's punk rock collecting...the Mourning Noise seven inch.

He and I grew up and played in many bands together, including Deathrage!

harry from EARWAX zine covered a lot of this ground on an old website:

http://www.geocities.com/harrybaggs2001/njhc.html

Brushback said...

Hmmm, the Burnt/Deathrage split is available on eBay as a "buy it now" for $9.99.

I think the one NJHC record that I never owned but would most like to have is the Send Help "You Don't Fit" EP, oddly enough... I had the demo, but the record would be nice.

Bruce said...

the Sand In The Face LP is one of my favorite 80's NJHC releases. it's too bad they ended up with such a sketchy reputation in the end, though.

Brushback said...

Joe posted the SITF record on Last Days of Man on Earth not too long ago-- some of the sketchy stuff gets mentioned.

I've never heard the record, though.

Brushback said...

Here's another: Fanous Cheese Cake?

Brushback said...

The mp3 file on this post is now a listen-only (non-downloadable) file. TOUGH LUCK, CHARLIE! No, actually, for those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original file.