Sunday, November 27, 2011

Up To No Good Radio November 27, 2011 Playlist


Johnny Generic’s playlist:

Rancid “Up To No Good”
P.I.L. “Public Image”
Queens of the Stone Age “Quick and to the Pointless”
Lurkers “Ain’t Got A Clue”
Lurkers “Pills”
Motorhead “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”
The Revolvers “No Clash Reunion
Butcher’s Bill “This Party Sucks”
Street Dogs “Lock and Loaded”
Cramps “All Women Are Bad”
Hunns “Burn in Hell”
Ramones “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”
Punk Rock Vatos “The Cat From Outer Space”
Briefs “Casey Casum”
Briefs “Ouch, Ouch, Ouch”
Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated”
Texas Terri “Dreamwrecker”
T. Rex “20th Century Boy”
The Duane Peters Gun Fight “Blow My Brains”
Smogtown “Domestic Violenceland”
Social Distortion “Death or Glory”
Revolution Mother “Above the Crawl”
Revolution Mother “Killin’ Machine”
Mike V. and the Rats “Never Give Up”
The Arsons “Down”
U.S. Bombs “He’s the Man”
The Heartaches “Teenage Hypocondriac”

Plow United 

Frank FOE’s playlist:

Hanson Brothers “The Enemy” (DOA)
Hanson Brothers “Blitzkrieg Hops” (Ramones)
Ultravox “Rockwrok”
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias “Thank You”
Fear “F Christmas”
Dead End Drive “Flesh for the Beast”
Radio Birdman “Burn My Eye”
Jimmy Cliff “Guns of Brixton”
Pink Lincoln “Heroes” (Bowie)
Gods and Queens “Which Way To Go” (Big Boys)
Hot Damn “My Panties are Too Tight”
Killing Joke “Here Comes the Singularity”
Devo “Girl U Want”
Hairy Phlegmball “Designated Driver”
Texas Criffer & Plow United “Road Less Travelled”
Pink Lincolns “Oh Bondage Up Yours” (X Ray Spex)
Battering Ram “Child of Lochness”
FOD “Home Lobotomy Kit”
Murder Junkies “Once A Whore”
Motor Whore Motel “Drink, Dance, Hoot & Holler”
Gods and Queens “Untitled 14”
Atomic Age “Zombi”
Fear “Another Christmas Beer’
Gods & Queens “Untitled 15”
Jimmy Cliff “Ruby Soho
Motorhead “Ace of Spades”

Thank you for listening.
Reds, Tracy and Steve stopped by the studio to chat. Reds and Tracy were set up at the Secret Art Space Black Sunday Craft Fair.


Gods and Queens Tour Bus Flips

This is a re-post from Jamie Getz, someone I admire tremendously, who has ties to my home scene of the Lehigh Valley PA. His band Gods and Queens is currently in Europe touring and I know this is going to sound like one of those scam letters from Africa but here goes:

I´m going to try and make this as short as I can. After all these years of touring in unsafe vans, and doing stupid things, I guess I was over due for this... We had a serious van accident in route from our show in Graz, Austria to Dresden, Germany, somewhere along the highway in the Czech.

I was asleep in the back of the van, so I'm unsure of what exactly happened. All I know is I felt the van skidding out and we started to slide and roll over. Not sure exactly how many times the van flipped but it was more than enough. I started screaming for everyone to tell me they were OK. Gertjan check, Ben check, Sara check, and I didn't hear Jeff.

Ben pulled me out through the windshield and I took off running, screaming for help with blood pouring down my face. I honestly though Jeff was dead. A car stopped and a slew of women started screaming at me and I was screaming at them. We were in the middle of no where and as I was running two things came to mind, I think Jeff is dead, and I hope I don´t get shot like Artimus Pyle. A woman pulled me into her house and her husband and son ran to the van crash site. I found Gertjan, and he said everyone is OK. The family started talking to me via Google Translation telling me everyone is safe and that an ambulance is on the way.
(what is left of the van)

The ambulance comes, takes us to a hospital, we get taken care of...sort of. The police arrive on the scene and inform us that we aren´t leaving until the medical bills are paid in full. They were kind enough to escort Sara and myself to an ATM machine to pay the entire lump of the bills in full on the spot. Even after we signed some strange papers saying we have 30 day with proof of citizenship, etc. What the f*!@ ever right? We asked where Gertjan was, and their response was...prison. 300 phone calls and around €3,000 later we are out of the damned Czech and safe in Germany.

Long short, we are all somewhat OK. Jeff broke his collarbone, Ben got his hand jacked up, I am pretty alright, Gertjan is OK, as well as Sara. The van is destroyed. Booking these tours our self really made me realize that we are 100% on our own. We had no one to call, no one to "rescue" us. I made 3 phone calls and the entire German punk scene came to our rescue. God damn thank you. Our new friends from Dresden Germany came to get us at the drop of a hat, no questions asked. Thank you.

So here it is, we are 3 grown adult males in our 30´s who play in a punk band. We are all stage hands at R5 Productions in Philly. That's what we do to enable us to be here in Europe doing this. Never in our lives have we needed help like we do now. If you want to help us, please go to and purchase a record for $1.99. If you ever laughed at one of my awful jokes, or spent hours talking with us after a show, and you would like to help, please do. I always thought our band would have too much pride to ask for help, but I am pretty sure we all agree that this time we need it. If you would like to help in any form please do jamiegetz(at) is the paypal address if you are inclined to do so. We will also accept first class upgrades on US Air, Delta or Virgin.


The EP is something you should own anyway. Great stuff including an amazing cover of the Big Boys "Which Way To Go".

Frank FOE

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hank III Live Review @ Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown PA 11/23/11

I must admit, I am a late arrival. Yes, Superjoint Ritual is one of my favorite metal projects. I didn't realize Hank 3 played bass in Superjoint Ritual. Silly me. Yes I love original country music. I've had the privilege of seeing great concerts by George Jones, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn etc... Obviously I love punk, metal and country (among other genres). Why wouldn't I be neck deep in Hank 3 by now? Well, all things happen for a reason and Thanksgiving Eve 2011 I witnessed all that is Hank 3 live for the first time and I am undeniably hooked. 

There are so many levels to enjoy Hank 3. Musically, historically, imagery, attitude, his connection with the fans, his altruism, sincerity, ability to connect to people from different backgrounds and his limitless talent. Undoubtedly, one of the coolest people on the planet.  
Photo Hank 3 took of the crowd at Crocodile Rock

 Another crowd photo Hank 3 snapped at Croc Rock

Hank 3 was on stage for 4 hours. I do not know how he physically does this. He is thin of frame, but is obviously powerful and motivated, physically and mentally. Focused and in tune with his objective. This is not one of those country sets where the crowd sits in their chairs all night. The first two hours Hank 3 performed country that ranged from tribal sounding to vintage original country and as Hellbilly, where he combines a countrified rockabilly sound that is also punk and metal in it's own way. During the music, I imagined a scene where the complete band is playing outdoors, around a huge fire in the remote darkness, the music building the surrounding tribe of misfits to hysteria, without the use of chemicals, drugs or liquor (although I am sure others had imagery that included all of those, but really, the music created this effect, no substances required). This description fits all of the styles Hank 3 incorporates. Ever hear of country that rages? Here it is.

Whether you love Pantera, Butthole Surfers, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Black Flag, Stray Cats, Slayer, EyeHateGod, Rob Zombie or the Dead Kennedys, you would have an unbelievable time at a Hank 3 concert. I happen to love all of those influences and I would imagine Hank 3 does too.

The third hour of the set included Attention Deficit Domination, a doom metal, stoner project that literally blew me away. More than half of the crowd escaped the confines of Crocodile Rock after the first two hours. I am sure the paying customers had a wonderful time and got their money worth. I personally had know idea this was going to kill the way it did. As the fiddle player, stand up bass player, guitarist and slide guitarist left the stage, Hank 3 switched from acoustic to electric guitar and the drummer remained. Videos played on the screen behind the drummer and the metal began. The grooves brought to mind the best of the stoner genre, vintage Black Sabbath, St. Vitus and got the small, but aggressive pit moving. I was glad that the crowd diminished, because the intimacy that was created, brought that ritualistic, mesmerizing feeling to a peak. I was lost in the music. ADD brought those uncontrollable smiles to my face, just as Hank 3's first two hours did. I was having the time of my life for three straight hours.

The final hour was 3 Bar Ranch, where Hank was joined by another guitarist and a different drummer who was fully capable of providing the necessary blast beats and thrash attack.  The vocals are provided by cattle auctioneers. Crazy. That is all I can say. Three hours and 45 minutes into the night, Hank 3 finally won. I was a beaten man.

One of the best concerts I have ever witnessed.

Frank FOE

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fear "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" 7" Review

Fear "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Another Christmas Beer" 7"

I was 16. It was 1982. Fear's "The Record" was one of those records that changed my life. Fear, headed up by Lee Ving of Philadelphia, changed lives. The Saturday Night Live performance is legendary. "The Record" is a legendary, must own record. Also released in 1982 was the 7" "F*ck Christmas". We loved playing that on the radio back in the early 80s (we still do like playing it every Christmas). The b-side was the "clean" version with the f-bombs already beeped out for you. Wow. Blew my 16 year old mind! How to top that legendary 7"? Go the other way. Seriously. Lee Ving has recorded "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" with a straight face, slight guitar accompaniment and harmonica. You can play this unedited on the radio. Perfect. The b-side is "Another Christmas Beer", from the album "American Beer". That is your fix of Lee's nasty take on the holiday! There were only 700 pressed and released on Record Store Day 11/25/11. Those of you who didn't score the 7", head on over to iTunes and purchase a digital download. Fear is supposed to tour in 2012 and release a re-recorded version of "The Record". All I want for Christmas is for the Fear tour to play Allentown PA!

Frank FOE

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Texas Criffer and Plow United 7"

FOE 012 Texas Criffer & Plow United "Texas Criffer" 7"

1,000 copies on black vinyl featuring "Selling Pretty Poisons", "Bottled Up", "Road Less Travelled" and "Routine (pot)".

This Plow United lineup featured the regular cast (Brian McGee, Joel Tannenbaum and Sean Rule) along with Christopher Neumann from the legendary Philadelphia punk band 2.5 Children. All of the songs were written by Christopher.

Recorded by Arik and Mike. Photos by Anne Marie Dillard and Bob Hart. Cover artwork by Christopher Neumann.

Don't forget to download the rest of the FOE Discography

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Up To No Good Radio November 20, 2011 Playlist

Reds' Playlist:

Rancid "Up To No Good"
MDC "My Family Is Just A Little Weird"
D Generation "Dying for a Living"
Lars Frederickson and the Bastards "1%"
Plasmatics "Master Plan"
Slamhounds "Hearts Get Broken"
Jerrys Kids "Straight Jacket"
F-Bombers "Nobodys Hero"
JFA "Walk Don't Run"
The Boys "Watcha Gonna Do"
Decry "Suburban Death Camp"
Murder Junkies "Once a Whore"
Weirdos "I'm Not Like You"
Ruts "Dope For Guns"
Sloppy Seconds "Underground"
Clash "Clampdown"
Social Distortion "Anti Fashion"
Naked Raygun "Black Eyed Blue"

FOE's Playlist:

Naked Raygun "I Will Never Follow"
Poison Idea "Blockhead (Devo)"
Damn Dirty Apes "Pearls From Swine"
Government Issue "They Know"
Nausea "Cybergod"
Dr. Know "Watch It Burn"
Alta Tension "Chaos (4 Skins)"
Deathwish "Tailgate"
Hank Williams 3 "I'm Drunk Again"
Freeze "Talking Bombs"
EyeHateGod "Shoplift"
Ramones "Have You Ever Seen The Rain"
Bastard Priest "Pestilent Force"
Anti Cimex "Victims of A Bomb Raid"
Vindictives "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (Ramones)"
Crack Babies "Molecules"

John Generic's Playlist:

Rancid "Time Bomb"
Undertones "Get Over You"
Lemmy "Thirsty and Miserable (Black Flag)"
Kaos "Alcoholiday"
F Bombers "Forever Bound"
Chris Spedding "Motorbikin'"
Social Distortion "Story of My Life"
Outsiders "Calling on Youth"
Dox "5th Floor Overture"
Walter Lure & The Ramones "Street Fighting Man"
Slamhounds "I Am"
Necros "Conquest For Death"
Outcasts "Just Another Teenage Rebel"
YDI "I Killed My Family"
Rezillos "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight"
GG Alllin "Live Fast Die Fast"
Hairy Phlegmball "Cheap Beer"

Thanks to Larry from Youthquake and Bob from FOD for stopping by the studio. Support local bands!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Record Store Day - Back To Black 11/25/11

These are the 11 items (not in any particular order) I wish I had enough money to purchase on 11/25/11, Record Store Day, the Black Friday Version 2011. I will have to narrow the actual purchases down to a more manageable, responsible budget number. For the full list of titles available at participating stores, visit Record Store Day.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

This will go nicely alongside the "F*ck Christmas" 7" by Fear.

Format: 7" 45
Label: The End
Release type:
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The classic Christmas song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” given the FEAR treatment, along with a classic FEAR Christmas carol: “Another Christmas Beer”.

Jamey Jasta/All That Remains split
Some of the People, All of the Time/Mourn the Allusion

Format: 7" 45
Label: Razor & Tie
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7 Inch Split Single

 Jimmy Cliff
Sacred Fire EP

Jimmy Cliff + Tim Armstrong = something I need.

Format: Vinyl
Label: Collective
Release type:
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12” EP of tracks Jimmy did with Tim Armstrong. Dead wax of the EP contains info on how fans can win limited edition Jimmy Cliff t-shirts.
Track Listing: 
"Guns of Brixton"
"World Upside Down"
"Ruby Soho",
"Ship Is Sailing"
" A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
"Guns Of Brixton (version)"

The Devil’s Rain

Format: Vinyl
Label: MRI
Release type:
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The latest album from the Misfits with a special lenticular cover.

In case you are like me and didn't know what "lenticular" means... Lenticular printing is a technology in which a lenticular lens is used to produce images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles. Examples of lenticular printing include prizes given in Cracker Jack snack boxes that showed flip and animation effects such as winking eyes, and modern advertising graphics that change their message depending on the viewing angle. This technology was created in the 1940s but has evolved in recent years to show more motion and increased depth. Originally used mostly in novelty items and commonly called "wiggle pictures," lenticular prints are now being used as a marketing tool to show products in motion. Recent advances in large-format presses have allowed for oversized lenses to be used in lithographic lenticular printing.

Nevermind -The Singles

Format: 10" Vinyl Box Set
Label: UMe
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All the 10" official singles from Nevermind collected together for the first time, housed in an individually numbered slipcase.
SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT single: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"/"Drain You"/"Even in His Youth"/"Aneurysm"
COME AS YOU ARE SINGLE: "Come As You Are"/"Endless, Nameless"/"School (live)"/"Drain You (live)"
LITHIUM SINGLE: "Lithium"/"Been A Son (live)"/"Curmudgeon"/"D-7" (taken from a John Peel Session)
IN BLOOM SINGLE: "In Bloom"/"Silver (live)"/"Polly (live)"

 Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Format: Vinyl
Label: Warner Bros.
Release type:
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Red double vinyl reissue of one of the RHCP’s most loved albums.

Silversun Pickups

Format: 10" LP
Label: Dangerbird
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Unreleased tracks from the Swoon sessions
"Seasick"/"Broken Bottles"/"Ribbons & Detours"

 Pete Townsend
The Quadrophenia Demos, Vol. 1

Format: 10" LP
Label: UMe
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The first of two 10" Eps featuring six demos from the Director's Cut re-release of Quadrophenia, produced, authorized and overseen by Pete Townshend. This individually numbered 10" EP and the one scheduled for Record Store Day 2012 provide a unique insight into the creation of this landmark album.
 "The Real Me (demo)"
"Cut My Hair (demo)"
"Punk (demo)"
"Dirty Jobs (demo)"
"Is In In My Head? (demo)"
"Anymore (demo)"

 Type O Negative
Type O Negative Vinyl Box Set

Format: Vinyl Box Set
Label: Roadrunner
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The vinyl box includes all Roadrunner released Type O Negative material  contained within one collector's box. Each album will be issued on double green vinyl, with the album art recreated, including the controversial, rarely seen original cover of The Origin of the Feces. Type O fans know all about that cover and the anatomy which it features. Each album will also have new, branded liner notes documenting the genesis and completion of each album. An exclusive sticker sheet with six mini bumper stickers will also be included in this "must own" set for Type O Negative diehards. It's an instant collector's item. This set includes the following releases: Slow, Deep and Hard, The Origin of the Feces, Bloody Kisses, October Rust, World Coming Down, Life Is Killing Me.

Beastie Boys
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Format: Book
Label: Capitol
Release type:
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FORMAT:  Book/Blu Ray/DVD/CD

 The latest Beastie Boys album in a deluxe edition, packaged with 60 page hardbound book (featuring photos from the FFYR--Revisited video shoot, "chalk full of more stars than a Judd Apatow film", with 5.1 version of album, videos and more  on both DVD and Blu-ray.

Black Keys
Lonely Boy

Format: Vinyl
Label: Nonesuch
Release type:
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A 12” single with new music from The Black Keys
“Lonely Boy” b/w “Run Right Now”

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hank 3

Check this link for an article in the Morning Call written by Dave Howell on Hank 3.
Hope to see you at the show at Croc Rock this Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Toxic Holocaust, English Dogs, Casualties & Havok tour

I really wish this tour was coming somewhere near Allentown PA!!!!

TOXIC HOLOCAUST Winter 2012 Tour:
w/ English Dogs, The Casualties, Havok
2/10/2012 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
2/11/2012 The Middle East - Boston, MA
2/12/2012 Europa - Brooklyn, NY
2/13/2012 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
2/14/2012 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
2/15/2012 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
2/16/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/17/2012 Station 4 - St Paul, MN
2/19/2012 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/21/2012 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
2/22/2012 Branx - Portland, OR
2/23/2012 The Pound - Oakland, CA
2/24/2012 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
2/25/2012 Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA

If you are unfamiliar with Toxic Holocaust, I saw them live last year for the first time and was totally blown away by their GBH punk, UK82, meets crossover speed metal attack.

You can stream their new CD here. Take a listen, you will not be disappointed. 

I really still wish this tour were coming within driving distance!

Also, check out earlier Toxic Holocaust releases "Hell On Earth" and "An Overdose of Death".

I loved Toxic Holocaust so much when I saw them at Crocodile Rock in Allentown PA, I purchased both "Hell on Earth" and "An Overdose of Death" on vinyl, as well as the LP "Evil Never Dies"!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Parasites Merch Sale

Dave from the Parasites is selling the above merch after cleaning out the bins. Follow this link  and head to the photos and click on the album "Parasites Merch" to get the Parasites merch you missed out on the first time around. The Parasites recorded some of the best pop punk you will ever find. Me, I am still looking for "Punch Lines" on vinyl. Damn I have to find that ONE piece.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bastard Priest "Ghouls of the Endless Night" CD review

Bastard Priest "Ghouls of the Endless Night" CD
Pulverised Records 2011

Two of my favorite death metal related bands are Entombed and Celtic Frost. Entombed's "Clandestine" and "Left Hand Path" remain two of my favorite LPs of all time. Great pummeling sound, gruff vocals and an energy that incites. Celtic Frost, while more dramatic that Entombed, had a way of creating horrific visions through their music. Both had a great guitar lead sound. I have not heard a band combine the early sounds of Entombed and Celtic Frost as well as Sweden's Bastard Priest. You would do well to check out Entombed, Celtic Frost and Bastard Priest.

Frank FOE

Monday, November 7, 2011

Up To No Good Radio November 06, 2011 Playlist

Here is the playlist from Up To No Good Radio 11/6/11:

Reds selections:
Rancid "Up To No Good"
Tesco Vee "Meatmen"
Dead Milkmen "Violent School"
Dead Kennedys "Halloween"
Hypnotics "I'm Running"
Misfits "Halloween"
The Biters "Oh Yeah, The Bitch Wants More"
Social Distortion "I Won't Run No More"
Joe Jackson "Got the Time"
Teenage Depression "Working for the Kremlin"
Boomtown Rats "Looking Out For #1"
The Biters "Ain't No Dreamer"
Hairy Phlegmball "Drinking Java"
Clash "I'm Not Down"
Peter and the Test Tube Babies "U Bore Me"
Slamhounds "Sheryl Crow"
Neighborhoods "WUSA"

FOE's selections:
Nihilistics "Black Sheep"
Redd Kross "Pretty Please Me"
Gwar "Vlad the Impaler"
Toxic Reasons "Somebody Help Me"
Agent Orange "No Such Thing"
EyeHateGod "$30 Bag"
Government Issue "Sheer Terror"
Anti Nowhere League "Let's Break The Law"
Murder Junkies "Once A Whore"
Dead End Drive "Zed"
999 "Homicide"
Nihilistics "Death and Taxes"
Hatebreed "Destroy Everything"
Damn Dirty Apes "Dead Engine"
Gwar "Gor Gor"
Slaughter and the Dogs "Cranked Up Really High"
Anti Nowhere League "We Are the League"

Generic's Selections:
CH3 "What About Me"
Dropkick Murphys "John Law"
Adolescents "OC Confidential"
Vibrators "You Broke My Heart"
GG Allin "Livin' Like An Animal"
Dead End Drive "Become the Dead"
45 Grave "Evil"
45 Grave "Partytime"
Avengers "The American In Me"
Professionals "The Boys in Blue"
Ramones "Outsider"
Cows "I Miss Her Beer"
Damned "Love Song"
Bad Brains "Big Takeover"
Melvins "Lexicon Devil" (Germs)
Manic Hispanic "Mommy's Lil Cholo"
Slamhounds "Brains Not Working"

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Photo of the Day: Dead Kennedys 11/09/1985 West Catty Playground PA

Like I need to tell you this was one of the best shows ever!

Plow United Sleepwalk

A look back at 5 years of music from Plow United, from the early days of the S/T to the darker shades of Narcolepsy, and a bunch in between. CD out now. I am waiting for the 2xLP version which should be out.... soon???