Saturday, September 28, 2013

Society's Fault 9-20-13

Jake and myself are back for another edition of Society's Fault, the smart-assed proto-punk, punk and post-punk program. Lots of music from Detroit this time around, including the obscure Mutzie and Cold Cock.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bizarro Jerry's Kutout Bin Klassics, Vol. 7

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6

...dunno if any of the download links on those albums are still working, but as always, hit me up at if you're interested in hearing them.

It's been a while since I've done one of these, but I finally found a not-scratched-up copy of one of my favorite rock records of all time, so it's goin' up here. The group in question is Chicago's Muchacha. Part of a thriving 90's punk scene, these guys never made it outside of semi-regular college radio rotation, and what a shame that is. In my opinion, this 1997 self-titled album is every bit as rockin' and well-written as say, 'Nevermind.' I mean, Kurt Cobain's cult of personality aside, they were basically just a really good punk band, which is what Muchacha strives to be.

That goddamn GUITAR tone, though! It's almost like the guys from Kyuss wanted to write a pop-punk album without changing ANYTHING about their sound. The guitar is so fucking loud and crunchy that it gives a metal vibe to these decidedly non-metal songs. The singer/guitarist, Alex Acevedo, also has that great smoked-out voice that made so many second-rate grunge albums listenable. He's sneering, in your face, and drops alternately violent and apathetic lines like 'I wanna rip up your face' and 'I'll take a backseat for my education.' As a bonus, there's a Guided By Voices cover ('Gold Star for Robot Boy') that I actually like BETTER than the GBV original. I'm a huge GBV fan, by the way, so that's a pretty big compliment to these guys.

Muchacha also had a second album that I've only heard a couple tracks from, but I was fairly disappointed because they amped up the pop-punk shtick and put a radio-rock shine on everything. Whatever, most bands can only DREAM of having a record as good as this one.

Muchacha - 'S/T'


1. Evelyn Mason
2. Cashed Out
3. Ugly Truth
4. Coffin Girl
5. Dead Right
6. Joy Ride
7. Lost Again
8. Horse Power
9. Lou Reed's Dead
10. Checkered Past
11. Gold Star for Robot Boy
12. Sub-Zero
13. Elephant Shoes/Hidden Track


Society's Fault 9-13-13


...but it's just another episode of our proto-punk, punk and post-punk radio program. The unearthed classics are just POURING in this time, with stuff like Fred 'Sonic' Smith's post-MC5 group the Sonic Rendezvous band, minimal synth weirdos Iron Curtain, and some KBD-style hardcore. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Outsider music mega-post

Hey yallllll,

So, I stumbled upon a treasure-trove of outsider music and private press albums I've been trying to find for quite some time. The only problem is, it's on Youtube. So, instead of gradually converting the videos into mp3's and posting albums here, I'm going to let YOU sort through this collection and find what you like. I have no idea who this guy is, but these all claim to be ripped directly from original vinyl, which means homeboy has A LOT of expendable cash. Some of these things go for like 2 grand or something. You've probably heard stuff like Lucia Pamela and Jerry Rayson, but the fact that this guy HAS these records is pretty ridiculous. But, there's also stuff you can't find anywhere else (as far as I know) like Justen O'Brien and Jake, Steve Drake Band, Mistress Mary, and a whole slew of oddball religious albums. Anyhow, enjoy.

Society's Fault 8-30-13

Another Society's Fault for ya...apologies for the delay, I had to take last week off. Lots of 'classic' stuff this time around, but the one we did this past Friday was pretty much ALL weird shit. Enjoy.