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Cliff  and  Ivy – American Saints (22 October 2018)

Cliff  and  Ivy  are  Alaska’s  goth  duo.

With  a  solid  background  in  punk  and  metal,  they  bring  a  traditional  goth/deathrock  sound into  a  new  world.

Theatrical  and  poetic,  their  music,  live  shows  and  art  speak  to  dark  hearts  everywhere.

Their esteemed  collaborators  on  this  album  – Rikk  Agnew  (Christian  Death,  Adolescents),  Paul  Roessler  (Screamers,  45  Grave),  Sky  Lee  Vague  (A  Bleeding  Sky),  PJ  Franco  (The  Rocketz).

All  tracks  produced  by  Paul  Roessler,  at  Kitten  Robot  Studios,  Los  Angeles

Raw  Power  (Iggy  Pop,  James  Robert  Williamson) – Ivy  Silence  and  Sky  Lee  Vague,  vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  rhythm  guitar  and  bass.  Rikk  Agnew,  lead  guitar.  Paul  Roessler,  piano,  synth,  organ.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

Pissing  in  a  River (Patricia  Lee  Smith,  Ivan  Kral) – Ivy  Silence,  vocals,  piano.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  rhythm  and  lead  guitar  and  bass.  Paul  Roessler,  organ.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

Spiritual  Cramp (Rozz  Williams) – Ivy  Silence,  vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  rhythm  guitar  and  bass.  Rikk  Agnew,  lead  guitar.Paul  Roessler,  synth.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

It’s  a  Violent  World  (David  Xavier  Harrigan) – Ivy  Silence,  vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  rhythm  guitar  and  bass.  Rikk  Agnew,  detuned  lead  guitar.  Paul  Roessler,  synth.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

What  We  Do  Is  Secret (GeorgRuthenberg,  Darby  Crash) – Ivy  Silence,  vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  rhythm  guitar  and  bass.  Rikk  Agnew,  lead  guitar.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

Mommy  Can  I  Go  Out  And  Kill  Tonight  (Glenn  Danzig) – Ivy  Silence,  vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  guitar  and  bass.  Paul  Roessler,  synth.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

Teenage  Lobotomy  (Dee  Dee  Ramone,  Johnny  Ramone,  Tommy  Ramone) – Ivy  Silence,  vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  lead  guitar  and  bass.  Rikk  Agnew,  rhythm  guitar.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

Sex  Beat  (Jeffrey  Lee  Pierce) – Ivy  Silence,vocals.  CliffMonk  Livingston,  guitar  and  bass.  Paul  Roessler,  organ.  PJ  Franco,  drums.

Cover  songs  licensed  through  Loudr.

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Posted by on October 22, 2018 in punk rock

 

Kommunity FK 40th Anniversary

California, here they come!

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Via Patrik Mata of Kommunity FK:

“Here we come…..so you come, too. Let’s come 2gether & party like it’s Kommunity FK’s 40th year anniversary, & it most definitely is!
Blessed Be.”

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How cool is that. 🙂  Grab your boots… the party’s just getting started!  Keep up to date with all the latest (and check back on some of the past on tribe4mian) through the official links below.
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And don’t forget, send us your event pictures and we’ll be sure to shine a light on YOU and your captured images.
 

Rebellion – A Punk Movie

Celebrating 40 years of punk rock and 20 years as a festival, this four hour, double DVD set came out in 2017.

Available from HERE

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2018 in punk rock

 

Rat Scabies – P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt) Cleopatra Records 18 May 2018

The Damned’s Rat Scabies Teases ‘Chew On You’ from Debut Solo Album P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt)

Rat Scabies of legendary co-founder of punk rock icons The Damned has announced his forthcoming debut solo album ‘P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt)’. Ahead of this release, he is previewing the album’s lead track ‘Chew on You’Written by Rat Scabies, who also plays drums, guitar, keyboards and cigar box guitar here, Jesse Budd of Flipron contributes lyrics and vocals, with Nick Oblivion on bass guitar.
“I have written music ever since I threw together ‘Stab Your Back’ and have been recording ideas right up until the very week that PHD was due to be mastered. This is the music I created over a period of years – starting then and ending now,” says Rat Scabies.
The album will be released by Cleopatra Records on CD and digitally, as well as a choice of red or white vinyl. Recorded over several years, this album features 11 original tracks, as well as his version of Louis Prima’s ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’. Rat Scabies self produced and recorded this album at Arch 8 Studios, as well as handling all arrangements.
“Like Charlie Watts said, it’s 5 years work and 25 years hanging around, well during the hanging around periods I always had the itch to learn how music and recording studios worked so I would sit down and plonk on a guitar or a piano until it sounded like music, I carried on with the process over the years and eventually graduated into having my own recording studio and a  bunch of songs which for one reason or another had never seen the light of day,” says Rat Scabies.
“In 2017, Matt Green suggested I release a solo compilation album of previously released material. I didn’t see the point, so I suggested instead that I put together my neglected back catalogue, which was not just about that mad drummer bloke thrashing a kit, but instead showed some of the more musical, humorous and diverse elements that made up my percentage of the Damned.

Rat Scabies (born Christopher Millar in Surrey, England) is a self-described “drummer, grailhunter and cigar box guitar maker”. He was also a founding member of The Damned, one of modern rock’s most influential and important bands. In 1976, Rat teamed up with guitarist Brian James, bassist Ray ‘Captain Sensible’ Burns and vocalist Dave Vanian to form this iconic group. Along with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, they helped to spearhead the punk movement in the UK and are also well known as one of the first gothic rock bands, having a major influence on the goth subculture.

After relentlessly nagging his parents for a drum set, Rat Scabies began playing music at the tender age of eight years old. Once he’d picked up the sticks, he never wanted to do anything else, noting “I would never have been anything but a drummer, no matter what I did”.

After an initial checkered musical education, his first pro gig was in 1975 as a ‘pit player’ at the Thameside Theatre in Grays Essex for the Yorkshire Theatre Company’s production of ‘Puss In Boots’. As unemployment beckoned, he answered a Melody Maker advertisement, reading “Wild Young Drummer Wanted”. He was granted an audition at a sleazy rehearsal room in Paddington, where he met  guitarist Brian James and thus were born punk icons and troublemakers The Damned.
He left the Damned in 1996, but the impression he made on fans was indelible. Although best known for snarling punk anthems like ‘Neat Neat Neat’, ‘New Rose’ and ‘Love Song’, the Damned blossomed into an unpredictable, highly adventurous band in the 1980s, often touching on psychedelia, Motown, goth, and even progressive rock, all the while retaining their aggressive, sometimes sinister edge. Scabies played a crucial role in the group’s evolution, not just as the rhythmic powerhouse, but also as songwriting partner and co-producer on classic albums like ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’, ‘The Black Album’ and‘Strawberries’.
Over the past forty years, Rat has played countless live shows and recorded numerous studio albums. He has collaborated with many top musicians, such as Robert Fripp, Lemmy, Donovan and Neville Staple, as well as Joe Strummer, Jimmy Page, and The Eagles Of Death Metal.

‘P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt)’ will be available through online stores and streaming platforms as of May 18, but ‘Chew on You’ will be released as a standalone single well prior to that. Listeners can already pre-order the album on vinyl or else on CD via Cleopatra Records or digitally via Bandcamp.

Rat Scabies will be holding two events to mark this album’s release. On Sunday, May 20 in Southsea (Portsmouth), Tales & Tea with Rat Scabies includes a Q&A session and album signing (TeaTray Cafe, Osbourne Road, Southsea – Doors 5pm, Show 5.45pm). On Monday, May 21 in Lewes (East Sussex), Talking & Tales with Rat Scabiesfollows the same format at the Lewes Con Club (139 High Street, BN7 1XS Lewes, East Sussex).

TRACK LIST
1. Chew On You
2. My Wrists Hurt
3. Sing Sing Sing
4. Rat’s Opus
5. Floating
6. Shivers
7. Dazy Bones
8. Benni’s Song
9. Un Noveau Balai (A New Broom)
10. Floydian Slip
11. Glad You Could Make It
12. It Feels Like Sunday
Keep up with Rat Scabies
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Posted by on April 21, 2018 in punk rock

 

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers’ L.A.M.F. live at Bowery Electric on November 29, 2017

Little Steven’s Underground Garage presents: A Tribute to Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers’ seminal L.A.M.F. album. Performed live New York City at the Bowery Electric in its entirety on November 29, 2017 by a stellar cast featuring Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Jesse Malin (D Generation).

 

Tracklisting :

★ A Tribute to Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers’ seminal L.A.M.F. album ★

★ First Part : L.A.M.F.
– – – – – – – Intro – 00:00
01 – Born to Lose – 00:58
02 – All By Myself – 04:47
03 – I Wanna Be Loved (sung by Glen Matlock) – 08:29
04 – It’s Not Enough (sung by Jesse Malin) – 12:30
05 – Chinese Rocks – 18:00
06 – Get Off The Phone – 21:04
07 – Pirate Love (sung by Jesse Malin) – 23:30
08 – One Track Mind – 28:35
09 – I Love You (sung by Mike Ness) – 31:40
10 – Goin’ Steady (sung by Mike Ness) – 34:52
11 – Let Go (sung by Mike Ness) – 39:00
12 – Can’t Keep My Eyes On You (sung by Jesse Malin) – 42:24
13 – Do You Love Me (sung by Walter Lure) – 47:52
– – – – – – Break – 51:00
★ Second Part Return : A Tribute to Johnny Thunders : – 52:13
14 – You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory (sung by Jesse Malin) – 53:00
15 – So Alone (sung by Mike Ness) – 56:44
16 – (I’m Not) Your Stepping Stone (sung by Glen Matlock) – 01:02:20
17 – Too Much Junkie Business – 01:26:24

Musicians :

★ Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers) on Guitar & Vocals
★ Mike Ness (Social Distortion) on Guitar & Vocals
★ Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) on Bass guitar & Vocals
★ Clem Burke (Blondie) on Drums
★ Jesse Malin (D Generation) on Guitar & Vocals

 

anarchistwood – The Nasty Album

The following is a message from English band anarchistwood regarding their new release, The Nasty Album.

Howdy out there in LaLa Land where everyone is a winner!

A quick missive to tell ye faith about our exciting news – the actual bona fide vinyl release of anarchistwood‘s long awaited The Nasty Album. It has been a supremely long time in the making, but you can now purchase a piece of history in the form of dead prehistoric sea creatures squeezed and pressurised and fashioned into a long playing record.

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A little background, this album is number THREE in a series of EIGHT. So with the digital release of Sine On, Mr Lovely, that means we are now half way though this anarchistwood project. The two albums make up parts one and two of A Tale of Sex and Death, which some may say are regular motifs in their output. The main body of work was recorded at The Brook Wallington by master controller Andy Brook, who engineered, mixed and mastered both albums.We heartily recommend the services, and you can get excellent food whilst you wait. It has lots chamomile tea on hand for tempestuous moments too. Additional tampering on both albums was squeezed in by the ghost of Erreth Sondabeng at The Labiatory, Tyburn on his way past from jet skiing with Lord Lucan.

anarchistwood on these occasions comprised of Acid Panda on drums & percussion, Campo on bass & Vox, Candiflip Blackwood guitar, bass, percussion, keys, samples, frilly bits & vox, CJ on vox, Kris Caprini – drums, Dr M / Dave Gee on drums, David “the wasp” Kahl on guitar, Diane Goldie singer/songwriter of her own track “something’s rotten”, funkcutter – vox & twat on trumpet, Jenny Runacre vox, Johnny Deluxe vox, Pussy Deadleg on bass, Scarlet Carsen on Drums & Vox, Sexton Ming vox, Sobriety Twist operatic vox, Stanley Bad on fiddle, Tim Bowen on cello.

For those of you who have ordered The Nasty Album online you should also get a download. Please get in touch if this has not worked as there does seem to be a slight problem with the otherwise fabulous bandzoogle platform that we are using. Write back to me, funkcutter, at this address.

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You will also note that The Nasty Album is being supplied to you with hand finished art covers which are being released in multiple series of 23. We are now onto the Carmenta Series aka C23, having sold out almost immediately of the random Test Pressings series – TP23. The artwork in question is from our very own freak-about-town punkvert mash-meister Candiflip Blackwood and a worthy contribution to this art and, in particular one centre, is from Evil Curt Nuttenshaver – our artist pal over the ocean in Grate Amurica. Dog Bless them All.

Psychedelic Felicitations,

funkcutter

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2017 in punk rock