Subhumans - Live In A Dive. 2004. Fat Wreck Chords first and only pressing. Double LP on black vinyl, includes an illustrative comic book of the song Subvert City. #Subhumans#RecordCollection#VinylNerd
Subhumans - From The Cradle To The Grave. 1984. Bluurg Records 2008 reissue on 180 gram clear blue vinyl. Personally signed from when I got to meet them, including the set list, one of my most prized possesions. #Subhumans#RecordCollection#VinylNerd
Subhumans - The Day The Country Died. 1983. Bluurg Records 1983 second pressing, originally released on Spiderleg Records. This is the first one on Bluurg, on standard black vinyl. #Subhumans#RecordCollection#VinylNerd
Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno (1977, original German Sky records)
Keeping with the 1977 theme, but shifting to major artists who recorded in Berlin to seek inspiration. Starting with Brian Eno, who collaborated with Krautrock originals Cluster to merge Ambient and Kosmische sensibilities to create something new yet familiar. Cover depicts a microphone on a stand in open air, perhaps to signify that nature is resplendent with rich musical possibilities. To me, this album represents an attempt to capture some of those below the surface sounds. A fascinating effort!! Produced by Conny Plank, this record reflects Eno's fascination with Berlin and even more successful work that came that same year (to be revealed in next post).....
#clusterband , #brianeno , #clusterandeno , #krautrock , #ambient
Hüsker Dü – Metal Circus – 1983 (SST Records). “Last week, we all learned about the passing of Grant Hart, who lost a battle to cancer. He was regarded worldwide for his contributions to 80’s punk/alt rock band, Hüsker Dü. But, he was so much more than just a drummer. He was also one of the principal songwriters in the band. His career following Hüsker Dü, brought out more and more of his pop sensibilities and songwriting genius. I added ‘It’s Not Funny Anymore’ to the playlist. An early pop song in the middle of the band at their most hardcore, and an early sign of the band's sound to come. The lyrics of this song have always resonated with me. In the late 90's, when I first heard the New Jersey pop punk hardcore band, Lifetime, I couldn’t believe how good their cover of this song was. They gave the song new life and made me an instant fan of their music. Hüsker Dü remain a classic and essential band that continues to wow new generations of kids. RIP.” -Eric
FFO: Jawbreaker, Leatherface, Dinosaur Jr, Superchunk, Doughboys, Foo Fighters
We added the song It’s Not Funny Anymore' to the playlist. Find our playlist by searching "Bullying The Jukebox" in Spotify under playlists (paid and free users) or go to www.bullyingthejukebox.com. New music every Friday.
Placebo - Without you I'm nothing
Sticking with a yellow theme, this is Placebo's 1998 sophomore effort. Slower and more mature than their debut, the subject matter is also deeper. The songs were written around the time Brian Molko came out as gay, and many of the songs have that theme. There are also themes of drug abuse and loss, painting a picture of quite a tough time for him overall. Songs like "the crawl" and "my sweet prince" really bring this angst across. The downers are tempered with some excellent uptempo anthems though, like "Pure morning" and "every me, every you", which lift the record and save it from wallowing too much in self pity.