Some of you are probably laughing now because I'm posting Dropkick Murphys, but back when this EP came out they were still a credible punk band, rather than the undignified shills for the Boston Red Soxpseudo-punk band for lame college wannabes to get their drunk-on to easily-dismissed joke that they are now. For that, I'll offer that this single has an unlisted cover of Iron Cross' "You're a Rebel" (it's credited off in the margins), and when "Curse of a Fallen Soul" first came out I played that one track to death. I'll even own up that I thought "Do or Die" was pretty cool-- I still crack that one open every now and then, though it's been a while-- and the last Tune Inn show that I ever went to was the Dropkick Murphys in '00. The place was so packed that I had to stand on one of the PA columns in order to take pictures, and a couple of them came out pretty good (the "whole crowd pumping fists and pointing in one direction" thing), although that roll of film is long gone now. I once had some pretty good Farmertan and Grand Passion photos from the Tune Inn, too-- wish I coulda kept 'em.
Vox (where I used to host my listen-only files) closed down back in friggin' 2010, so now the listen-only files on all of the older blog posts no longer work when you click on them. I know it's a pain, but I've been too lazy to bother to fix it.
For the record, I have not only lost my ability to take a joke, but I can also no longer sense danger, communicate with sea animals, see through walls, transform myself into a bucket of water or block of ice, burn a batter's bat to ashes with my fastball, fly an invisible plane, nor start fires and cause seismic waves using only mind control.
You can browse this blog and listen to the songs without having to download them first, by clicking on the highlighted song titles. The files will open in a new window; you can either hit "Play", or you can click on "Download" up in the righthand corner to download them to your computer, which is the preferred method, because there's usually a cool graphic (or sometimes even lyrics) when you play the files using Windows Media Player.
Also, clicking on the photos will enlarged them. I guess some people haven't figured that out yet.
Thee ex-fanzines (all of these sucked, you're not missing anything)
Run It #3, January '86
Boris #1 (i.e. Run It #4), May '86
Dig 'Em, December '86
Brushback #1, June '87
Brushback #2, March '95
Brushback #3, May '95
Brushback #4, Oct '95
Brushback #5, Fall '96
Brushback #6, Fall '97
Incremental Decrepitude, Aug '11
"Within a grainy film-still between a summer sunset and the end of times lies the post-punk squall of Weekend. Weekend filter the aggression, tempo and sneer of punk through a wall of reverb, haunting melody, feedback and primitive garage guitar.... a totally distinctive take on the history of post-punk noise rock."
Recent awesome-like stuff from those other blogs
fucking nothing, can you believe that. blogs are dead
This blog was originally intended to be a place for me to write about the records in my collection, regardless of their rarity/collectability-- or, at least, it was when I first started. Lately it's just been an excuse for me to make dumb jokes and spout off about a lot of stupid crap. Sometimes different things will be thrown in along the way just to confuse people and piss them off, which is okay. All screw-ups, wrong dates, and mis-statements will be ignored by me as if they were intentional, except for grammatical errors which will be edited and rewritten at least five or six times if necessary. Facts will often be misrepresented, as a way of mocking those people who think such things are important. Please note: This is just a hobby for me, and bands are written about here either because I own one of their records or because I've seen them play before and like them. Posting press releases for crappy bands that I have no use for is not really how I want to spend my spare time. If you want to know what kind of bands I like, just look at the sidebar to see which bands I've written about already, and you'll notice that your PR firm doesn't represent any of them. Most of the live band photos on this blog are mine, and if there's one of your band that you like then please feel free to use it, I don't care. It's your band anyway. The blog title itself was swiped from Paul Caporino-- "One Base on an Overthrow" was originally going to be the title of a M.O.T.O. record that I was going to release back in the '90s, but that never actually happened. Lucky for you, I guess.