Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some things I liked this year...

Well...I don't really keep up on new music. There's not too much of it that I like. Here are a few things that caught my eye (or ear,) however:

Electric Wizard - Black Masses
already reviewed it. Here.

Ghost - Opus Eponymous
already talked about it. Here.

Atheist - Jupiter
talked about it in the same thing as the Ghost album.

gONNA gET gOT - Mixtapes on Acid, Vol. 1
I dunno if I mentioned this one...I did a whole feature on this group and their previous incarnation The O a while back, but his newest release is pretty good, too. It's not AS good as some stuff, but whatever. It's not really a's just a regular album with songs that kind of flow together. A couple are really good and a few are way too poppy for my taste.

That album 'The Bad Wife' by Julie Christmas was pretty cool, too.

I dunno...I'm listening to this split by Oranssi Pazuzu and Candy Cane and it's pretty awesome. At least the Oranssi stuff is. They were featured for a brief moment on Forte a few weeks ago for their fusion of Can/Faust-style jamming with black metal. This stuff is pretty similar to their 2009 album.

Shit, I really don't know beyond that. I hate music.

...yeah, looked through my stuff a few times more and still didn't find anything.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Society's Fault - Episode 24...Christmas Eve Edition

...alright, so we didn't actually play much Christmas music. But fuck that shit anyhow. Here's some rock and roll for ya:



Big Star - Jesus Christ
Blue Cheer - Doctor Please
Pink Fairies - I'm Going Down
Zakarrias - Country Out of Reach
Mount Rushmore - I Don't Believe in Statues
Tom Waits - Big Joe and Phantom 309

Crime - Rockabilly Drugstore
Wipers - D-7
Wynona Riders - Break
Pinhead Gunpowder - Beastly Bit
Eat - Communist Radio
Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin
DOA - World War Three
Dwarves - Anybody Out There
MDC - My Family is a Little Weird
DI - Johnny's Got a Problem
Screeching Weasel - Hey Suburbia
Meat Puppets - Climbing
Vapors - Prisoner

Hum - I'd Like Your Hair Long
Alice Donut - War Pigs
Joy Division - Decades
Green Day - One of My Lies
Mission of Burma - Red
Jawbreaker - Oyster
Earth - section of 'Earth 2'

That's Forte this week cuz of familial obligations. I'll have more downloads soon, I think.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Forte 10...a big fat hen?

I dunno...Just another week's show. Nothin' spectacular, I guess. Played a couple Voivod tracks I hadn't played on the show before. Lots of black metal and grindcore...LOTS of lo-fidelity.


Pantheist - Sloth
Magrudergrind - Conditioned Minds
Wall of Sleep - Into the Light
Forgotten Spell - The Storm of Crying Funeral Souls
Death Angel - Thrashers
Iron Butter - Swish
Windhand - Wintersun
Watchtower - Tyrants in Distress
Voivod - Inner Combustion
Dehumanized Earth - Gaspillage
Skullcrusher - Lost in My Mind
Ghast - Terrible Cemetery
Down - Bury Me in Smoke
Encoffination - The Sacrament of Offering
Candy Striper Death Orgy - Holocaustic
Necrophagist - Seven
Voivod - Nothingface
Karg - Ereignishorizont
Gallhammer - State of Gloom
Torture Chain - Part II of 'Across Great Landscapes to a Legacy of Blood'
Black Steel - Slaughterhouse
Fudge Tunnel - Sunshine of Your Love
Unmen - Wishful Thinking
Entombed - Blood Song
Untimely Demise - Streets of Vice
Arraigo - Crias de Crias
Kiss - Hard Times
Therion - Morbid Reality
Wrnlrd - Blood
Deathspeed - The Day of Doom

I won't be doing this show on Christmas Eve because it's late at night and by that time I'll be out of town. Still. Society's Fault, eh? 3-5 pm? I'll be there. The group Windhand that I played during this show comes highly recommended. That's all.

Society's Fault - Episode 23

Oops. We didn't realize Captain Beefheart died the day we did this show. Oh well, everybody else was freaking about it and playing his records non-stop. Didn't even know the dude was still alive...he hasn't done any music in what, like 30 years? I think it was just an excuse for WIDR DJ's to show how 'hip' they are. Haha. Guess what? Even more Pansy Division this week. Merry fuckin' Christmas. Here's the Society's Fault podcast.


Deviants - Billy the Monster

The Church Mice - Babe, We're Not Part of Society

Syd Barrett - Two of a Kind

The Monks - I Hate You

Virgin Insanity - Time of Sorrow's Gone Soon

Kinks - Dead End Street

Crushed Butler - Factory Grime

Holocaust - Savage Affection

Roxy Music - Re-Make Re-Model

Stooges - We Will Fall

Child Molesters - (I'm the) Hillside Strangler

Misfits - Come Back

The Jerks - Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me

Didjits - Who's Ready to Get High?

Minor Threat - Cashing In

Screeching Weasel - Zombie

Dead Milkmen - Gorilla Girl

Green Day - Green Day

Flipper - Life

Bad Religion - Latch Key Kids

Pansy Division mega-set:
Bill and Ted's Homosexual Adventure

Homo Christmas


Hippy Dude

Deep Water

Sweet Insecurity

Mission of Burma - Peking Spring

The Church - The Unguarded Moment
Billy Bragg - Richard

Billy Bragg - Lovers Town Revisited

Husker Du - The Biggest Lie

Dinosaur Jr - The Lung

Don't worry...we'll be there for a brand new show on Christmas Eve because we're punk rockers and we hate our families.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Obscuro! Mixtape #6...'Shut Up, J. Mascis, aka Humor in Music'

Don't get me wrong. I love Dinosaur Jr. But...I definitely don't agree with J. Mascis' assertion that 'humor does not belong in music.' I can't really back this up right now, but I read an interview a few years ago where he said something like that in regards to groups like Ween and the Dead Milkmen. I've always thought that, when done right, humor and music make an excellent match, so here's a mix of funny songs for you. Intentionally funny, that is. Some of these groups are serious groups, and others tend to do more comedic than serious songs. Front and back cover, just like last time. Be forewarned: Some of this shit is DEFINITELY X-rated material.



1. Butt Trumpet - "I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why" - Primitive Enema, 1994
Sloppy musicianship, dueling girl/guy, we're not talking about Beat Happening...this is x-rated punk group Butt Trumpet's ONLY single (as far as I know.) You can tell with song titles like 'Dead Dogs in My Garage' that these guys/gals have a real immature sense of humor. Classic novelty of the grunge era.

2. Pansy Division - "Bill and Ted's Homosexual Adventure" - Pile Up, 1995
Green Day brought these fellas along on their first major US tour...I wonder what the hundreds of drunk frat boys thought of this. Pansy Division perfectly combine catchy pop songs with over-the-top queercore lyrics. 80% of the time they're being hilarious, but then they'll turn out depressing tunes like 'Deep Water.' Cool guys. I like 'em a lot. Not in THAT way, though..

3. Goldie Lookin' Chain - "HRT" - Safe as Fuck, 2005
An 8-member Welsh rap group that tackles important issues like buying cheap hash, trading said hash for Indian takeout food, and of course, wearing tracksuits. I think the joke is on the listener in this case, because there's no way these guys are really that dumb. Especially considering how 'intelligent' some of the music is. This one was particularly humorous to me because I remember DARE officers in junior high telling us that if you smoked pot too much you'd grow tits.

4. Dead Milkmen - "Taking Retards to the Zoo" - Big Lizard in My Backyard, 1985
What comedy-music compilation would be complete without these guys? One of the longest running, and funniest punk groups with a sense of humor...this was the very first song I heard by them, and it won me over big time. It's short, and to the point, and how can you hate the smirky, bored tone of Rodney Anonymous? The Milkmen are the coolest.

5. The Frogs - "Baby Greaser George" - It's Only Right and Natural, 1989
The Frogs are one of my favorite bands, hands down. They're great musicians, and who else could make shit like this up ON THE SPOT? This tune is WAY X-rated, as are many of their best ones. If you think the idea of a pedophile orally raping a baby and getting his dick bit off is funny, then you WILL enjoy this song.

6. Heathen Dan - "I Like" - World's Worst Records, Vol. 1, 1983
I have no idea where this song comes from, who recorded it, or why they recorded it. All I know is that it's on this 'World's Worst Records' compilation, which should really be called 'Worlds BEST Records.'

7. Ween - "Reggaejunkiejew (Live)" - At the Cat's Cradle, 1992
An early live recording by these two creeps. Another classic group of comedy-rock that proves humor and music DO belong together. The brothers Ween are geniuses...although this might not be the best example of that. Try 'The Mollusk' LP if you don't believe me.

8. Crispin Hellion Glover - "Auto-Manipulator" - The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution Equals Let it Be, 1989
Considering his only record veers from noisy sound collages to spoken word, to offbeat rap songs like's pretty obvious that 'Back to the Future' star Crispin Glover is a fucking wild man. It's even more obvious if you've seen the two films he's directed and tours the country promoting. Considering that he pretty much only plays psychotic roles, and is a VERY awkward (albeit very nice) person to talk to, I'd say it's not all just an act...

9. Anal Cunt - "311 Sucks" - I Like it When You Die, 1997
They do. Seth Putnam is the stand-up comedian of heavy metal.

10. Bloodhound Gang - "She Ain't Got No Legs" - Use Your Fingers, 1995
Okay, if you don't think these guys are funny in some respect, you're probably just an asshole. Music critics, I'm looking at you. How come every review of the Gang is a shitty one? Jimmy Pop is a lot more clever than people give him credit for. That being said, this song is stupid as fuck, and also very crude. But, listen very closely and you'll hear a pretty accurate recreation of The Cure's 'Close to Me' in the background. Legend has it that Robert Smith hand-wrote a nasty letter to the Bloodhounds upon being asked for permission to use his song. Rob just doesn't get the joke...

11. MC Trachiotomy - "Angel Dust" - ...w/ Love from Tahiti, 2002
Not sure what to say about this one, but I think it's funny...deconstructionist/crackhead rap music made by some psycho from New Orleans.

12. Sun City Girls - "Pornoshop" - Horse Cock Phepner, 1987
The Sun City Girls aren't really a joke band, but they do their fair share of 'humor' tunes. Especially on this record. Basically, when they're not covering Egyptian surf songs or making gamelan sounds with their guitars, they're making fun of politics and censorship. This is another X-rated tune.

13. Zoogz Rift - "Sit down and Shut Up" - Ipecac, 1984
Kinda like a more foul-mouthed Frank Zappa, this dude plays all the instruments and talks crazy shit. He was also a wrestler, I think.

14. Mindless Self Indulgence - "Pussy All Night" - Tight, 1999
Alright, so MSI got pretty shitty in recent years, but there was a time when they were cranking out hilarious electro-rap-punk classics. This is from their first LP, which is apparently out of print for some reason. Too bad. I used to have it, but I lost it.

15. MC Potbelly - "Santa is Dead" - My Favorites, ???
This is a middle-aged accountant who can't really rap and probably thinks he's a lot funnier than he is. That's not to say he ISN'T funny.

16. Frank Zappa - "Broken Hearts are For Assholes" - Sheik Yerbouti, 1979
The godfather of comedy-rock, with a hilarious mid-period song. I like Zappa best when he's making jokes like this and not fucking around with classical music.

17. MC Paul Barman - "Talking Time Travel" - Paullelujah!, 2002
Usually Paul is MCing, but here he's kinda talking over some weird folk samples. His raps are extremely clever, but for some reason this track made me laugh the hardest.

18. Freddie Blassie - "Pencil Neck Geek" - I Bite the Songs, 1975
A one-time world-famous wrestler who loved calling people geeks, Freddie decided to take his token phrase to the music world. I'm sure glad he did. This song is hilarious, and was even covered by Mr. Bungle at several shows.

19. Ugly Duckling - "Meatshake" - Taste the Secret, 2003
This is from the group's concept album about a fictitious fast food chain that serves nothing but meat. It takes some truly twisted minds to even come up with the idea of a milkshake made out of meat (I think) and they execute the idea very well. Just goofy, silly fun. Probably the tamest song on here, but also one of the funniest.

20. Fat Boys - "Don't You Dog Me" - S/T, 1984
Maybe the Fat Boys aren't a joke band, but they're definitely a novelty act. How else can you explain 3 huge guys rapping about how much food they can eat? This song turned up in the 'Krush Groove' movie, too, which is a really fucking cool movie.

21. The Presidents of the United States of America - "Boll Weevil" - S/T, 1995
Probably the most successful comedy-rock group in recent times...I grew up on this shit, and it's still funny. Unlike some of the groups on here, the humor doesn't overtake the quality of the music.

Alright, there ya go.

Monday, December 13, 2010

...More weird shit to make up for posting my own stuff twice

Here is the Divine Styler's 1991 album 'Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light.' This is more 'rap' stuff (if you can really call it that) like the New Kingdom post last week...but batshit in a completely different way. If you've heard the Styler's late-80's B-boy raps, this album doesn't make much sense (especially considering it came out only like 2 years later.) I think you could only call maybe 3-4 tunes on here 'rap' songs, and the rest of them walk the line between Prince-style funk, industrial noise-scapes, heavy metal, spoken word, and pretty much anything else experimental. What was this dude on? Probably acid.

Divine Styler - 'Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light'


1. Am I an Epigram for Life
2. Touch
3. In a World of U
4. Love Lies and Lifetime's Cries
5. Livery
6. Grey Matter
7. Heaven Don't Want Me and Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over
8. Mystic Sheep Drink Electric Tea
9. Width in My Depth
10. The Next
11. Euphoric Rangers
12. Walk of Exodus
13. Aura


Self promotion...round 2

Okay, so I just dug this CD out of the dirtpile and figured I would throw it up here. It's one of the (in my opinion) best recordings I've ever played on. Too bad we never found a bassist and disintegrated after about 3 months of playing. The group was called Apres Cote...which I think means 'before coast' in French, but it sounds kinda like Apricot if you say it, which was our intent. This is a 5-song EP, partly done live to 2-track reel tape and partly done in Pro-Tools. Quality stuff, I reckon. We even pretended it was 1973 to all our friends to suit our 'retro' vibe. It probably wasn't much fun for anybody but us.

Apres Cote - 1810 Charles EP


1. (F)Untitled
2. Crispin Glover
3. The Gray Man in Trouble
4. Bono Fell Off the Edge
5. Pastor of Muppets


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shameless self promotion...The HATE Noise on Pleonasm!

Occasionally, I put up some of my own music for download here. This time, it actually overlaps with previous program on WIDR (Obscuro!--where this site's name comes from)...sort of. A lot of the oddball shit I gathered for that program came from THIS website. This dude does an 'incorrect music' program on WFMU in Jersey and looks for all types of homemade stuff to post on his site/play on his show. I was actually turned onto this site by a fellow WIDR DJ (J-Unit from the Deuce Project, I do believe) and thought it would probably be a good outlet for some of my recording endeavors. I sent Mr. Cummings a 2-disc set of my recordings under the guise of The HATE Noise, and he wrote back, wondering if we could do two compilations--one of sociopathic rap jams (which I had plenty of) and one of musical crank calls (there was only one of these on the original disc.)

So, we put up the rap stuff.

...then I took my damn sweet time organizing a few crank-call sessions. Here are the results. Apparently, they're so funny that we get to do another round (or two, or three!)

Both these posts have full-length album downloads, and apparently they're getting around because one of our rap tunes turned up in some beer-brewing guy's podcast, and like 3200 people have listened to the shit. Crazy.

Forte 9, feelin' fine

...and I dropped some more metal on ya this week, too. Didn't really do too much preparation, but there were still surprisingly few errors. Also, an incredibly bizarre EP in its entirety by a 'pagan, experimental' black metal band from the Ukraine called Brainstorm.



Deep Purple - Highway Star
Apolion's Genocide - La Torre de Amon
Black Dahlia Murder - Closed Casket Requiem (request)
Eyehategod - Shinobi
Death - Evil Dead
Saxon - 747 (Strangers in the Night)
Thorr-Axe - Sundering of the Frost Giant

Brainstorm - Coifrtcilmee
Brainstorm - My Total Vision
Brainstorm - Fiery Ritual

Metallica - The Four Horsemen (request)
Wormphlegm - Tomb of the Ancient King
Celtic Frost - Dawn of Meggido
Dillinger Escape Plan - 43% Burnt
Time Crypt - Cursed Electrospirit
Killed by Indians - Someone That
Purtenance - Black Vision
White Zombie - Demonspeed
Atlantean Kodex - Pilgrim
Church of Misery - Ripping into Pieces
Holy Terror - Immoral Wasteland
Reencarnacion - Nexus Universalis
Hallow - V
Vulcano - Spirits of Evil
Burzum - Kaimadalthas' Nedstigning (request)
Darkthrone - Graven Takeheimens Saler (request)
Dead Horse - Peaceful Death
Tormentor - Trance
Wheelfall - Through the Desert
Faith No More - The Morning After

That's th' 'ole fuck'n thing. A few requests, and a few repeats, but not too horrible of a show.

Society's Fault - Episode 22

Lots of requests this we brought in an acoustic and did some homemade bed music. It kinda sucked. We weren't especially funny, either, even though we think we are. Apparently we also did a good job of pushing the limits regarding what you can play on air...some pretty racy stuff, including Pansy Division's 'Smells like Queer Spirit.' Hell yeah.

Download that shit damn podcast.


T. Rex - Mambo Sun
Can - Pinch
Cream - We're Going Wrong
Iggy Pop and James Williamson - Kill City
Pearls Before Swine - (Oh Dear) Miss Morse
Circuit Rider - Limousine Ride
Amon Duul II - Cerberus
Kinks - Big Sky
Mad River - Amphetamine Gazelle

Pansy Division - Smells like Queer Spirit
Blue Cheer - Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger (request) -- technically proto-, but fuck off.
Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro
Wire - Mannequin
Misfits - In the Doorway
Husker Du - Don't Try to Call
Wipers - Romeo
Mr. T Experience - Velveeta
Suicidal Tendencies - Won't Fall in Love Today
Fifteen - Intentions
King Missile - Sensitive Artist (request)
Bad Brains - Big Takeover
Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die
Television - The Dream's Dream

Gang of Four - Had Send in the Army
Shudder to Think - Chakka
Swell Maps - BLAM!!! (request)
Fugazi - Turnover
The Glove - Mr. Alphabet Says
Ween - Laura
Slint - Don, Aman

We're gonna burn up your radio next week.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dude, what the fuck is this shit?

Seriously. I just heard this record yesterday...'Paradise Don't Come Cheap' by New Kingdom. It was on a list of 'different' rap albums, much like the Sensational stuff I put up a while back. I think this one takes the cake on the weirdness factor, though. The beats aren't so much beats as they are noisy bongwater sound collages, and the two dudes don't so much rap as they rasp and growl incomprehensibly about whatever the fuck they want. Plus every song is sloooooooooooowwwwwwww and kinda dizzy-feeling. Check out the lyricals:
'Have you ever been suspended in....AAAAIIIIIRRRR?? Well, I have in my favorite chair, in my favorite room, where I hope shit can't break me out this cocoon.' (Suspended in Air)
One of the all-around coolest rap albums ever. So, I'm putting it up as a download.

Artist: New Kingdom
Album: Paradise Don't Come Cheap
Year: 1996


1. Mexico or Bust
2. Horse Latitudes
3. Infested
4. Unicorns were Horses
5. Kickin' Like Bruce Lee
6. Shining Armor
7. Paradise Don't Come Cheap
8. Co Pilot
9. Big 10 1/2
10. Valhalla Soothsayer
11. Animal
12. Half Asleep
13. Terror Mad Visionary
14. Suspended in Air
15. Journey to the Sun


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bizarro Jerry's Kutout Bin Klassics, Vol. 6

...and look at that shit. Three posts in one day. That's probably a new record for the site. So here we have Lazy's second album 'The Lazy Music Group.' I don't care for the first one too's just a Beat Happening ripoff that's kinda boring overall. This one, however, is a LOT different. I love pretty much all mid-90's grunge-rock bands that got signed to a major for one record then broke up, so maybe I'm biased, but these guys (er...girls and guy) are like Beat Happening with the balls of Dinosaur Jr or something. It's weird hearing this because the formula is pretty similar stylistically to my own group, Coma Nova. The dude yells and plays nasty-loud guitar, and the girl sings weird lyrics in a plain voice. Some of the songs are a little repetitive, but 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 11 are all terrific. Released in 1996 on Roadrunner Records for some reason.

Lazy - 'The Lazy Music Group'


1. Favorite Song
2. Cut it
3. Stella Drye
4. Get it Right
5. Shut Down
6. What I Need
7. Cherry Smash
8. Petrified
9. Taya
10. All About You
11. Cinderella
12. Half Assed
13. Johnny Come Lately


other Kutout Bin Klassics:

Vol. 1

Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5

Forte 8, too much black metal? Not likely!

...but there sure was a fucking lot of it! That's the way we like it here at Forte. I played 4 cuts from the album 'Muukalainen Puhuu' by Oranssi Pazuzu, a Finnish group that walks the line between traditional black metal and kraut-rock like Can and Faust. What the fuck, right? It's an interesting mix for sure. I would say everybody into progressive music of any sort should check these guys out. Probably the most original thing I've heard in the past few months. Check out their myspace page.

Beyond that, just a whole lot of strange stuff and a really long doom-rock cut.



Raw Moon - 3rd
Drakar - Demon Uchvatitel
Slayer - Kill Again

Oranssi Pazuzu - Myohempien Aikojen Pyhien Teatterin Rukoilijasirkka
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kangastus 1968
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kerettilainen Vuohi
Oranssi Pazuzu - Korppi

Grave Digger - Violence
Heinous Killings - Dissected Spinal Cord
YOB - Revolution
Murder Construct - End of an Error (New from Relapse)
Lullaby - My Master Lucifer
Lonesummer - The Stars on Our Fingers
Wizards - The Beauty and the Beast
Hell Darkness - Iron Thrash Metal
Druid Lord - Gorgon Witch
Voivod - Chaosmongers
Pandemia - Agonia
Leviathan - At the Door to the Tenth Sublevel of Suicide
Spirit Caravan - Kill Ugly Naked
Satanic Corpse - Blue Rotted Skin of the Corpse
Daath - Indestructible Overdose
Voices - When the Fool (Became Heir to the Throne)
Belzebong - Bong Thrower
Fallen Christ - Slave to Evil
Fallen Christ - Infernal Majesty
Isis - False Light
Dead Horse - My Apology
Anu - A Sorrowful Funeral Night
Skold - Chaos

The next post will be a download. For sure.

Society's Fault - Episode 21...aka Society's Fault is old enough to drink!

That's right, and we got totally drunk as fuck. Not really actually, but we did play some good proto-punk, punk and post-punk. Plus we got real goofy on air. That's nothing new, though. Check the pot-cast.

..and the played-list:

Michael Yonkers Band - Boy in the Sandbox
Debris - Boyfriend
Rocket from the Tombs - So Cold (request)
Rita Lee - And I Love Her
The Stranglers - Hanging Around
Lucifer - What was that Thing I Saw You with Last Night?
Skip Spence - Grey/Afro
Raspberries - Tonight

MIA - Boredom is the Reason
Jim Carroll Band - Wicked Gravity
Saccharine Trust - Our Discovery
The Crowd - Modern Machine
Dodge Dart - Jesus Ain't My Friend
Wipers - Over the Edge
Wipers - Doom Town
Wipers - So Young (obviously we love this record a lot)
Crimpshrine - Sanctuary
Screamers - Vertigo
Agent Orange - It's in Your Head

Alice Donut - Big Ass (request)
Devo - Space Junk
The Cure - Do the Hansa
Butthole Surfers - Bar-B-Q Pope
Jigsaw - Sour
Stone Roses - Bye Bye Bad Man
Mustard Plug - Beer (Song) (request)
Yello - Bostich
Young Marble Giants - Eating Noddemix

Mustard Plug is kind of stupid, but we like to make the listeners happy. They're not really post-punk either...kinda just shitty 3rd wave ska. Oh well.