Revilers, debut LP (reviewed here) is undoubtedly one of my favorite punk releases of 2012. Refreshing, strong and pointed (blunt) are words I would use to describe Revilers. The record is a split release among Black Hole / Patac / 4subculture / Contra Records.
Dave who provides the pounding beats for Revilers offered up this advice about listening to Up To No Good Radio. As we were chatting outside the Kung Fu Necktie, the rest of his band noticed how the sweat he produced from rocking the beats left an obscene residual visual on his pants, resulting in the following ID for Up To No Good Radio.
I have been freakishly blessed this year, seeing bands that I never would have thought I'd get to see in my lifetime, never mind in 2012. Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects, Corrosion of Conformity ("Animosity" era lineup - well, I actually have seen this lineup about a dozen times during the "Animosity" era, but was glad to see it again) and at this gig, Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones and U.S. Chaos.
Sure, Nazi Dog is not singing with this band, but getting to hear the Viletones tracks live, with excessively loud guitar, played by the original guitarist (Freddy Pompeii) was a privilege I will never forget.
Joey Jap handled the vocal duties with ease, treating classic tracks like "Screaming Fist" as if it were the late 70s and this was the beginning of something great, rather than 35 years later. So many bands today go through the motions, leaving the impression that their performance is just the same old rehashed, soiled and tired ideas. Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones is fresh in 2012!
Dave was the original drummer of Negative FX. What a brilliant surprise addition to the evening's memories. Negative FX is another band I never got to see live. Negative FX had great influence on me. Dave was kind enough to provide Up To No Good Radio this ID. Dave also provided this ID as the drummer for both Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones and Negative FX.
Freddy was gracious enough to record the following ID for Up To No Good Radio.
U.S. Chaos is a legendary, early 80s hardcore punk band from New Jersey. If you don't know them, you need to become acquainted with this part of your punk rock history. Another treat tonight, was that Rene of Blanks77, who is also the younger sister of deceased U.S. Chaos guitarist Gary Reitmeyer, was ripping it up on guitar with U.S. Chaos.