Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Tumultuous Lives of The Cudas

The two journal entries below were lifted from the blog of Beehive and The Barracudas because this band rules and they crack me up and if you don't think this shit's funny then I don't know what I can do for you...

Monday, June 26, 2006


Hey fans and enemies of the Cuda's: I know some of you have been jonesing for some plastic soul music (live or new recorded tunes) but things have been are rough go for our dudes/lady this past year. Here's some info/explanation on their self imposed exile from the indie scene. After the cease and desist case with the Cock Ready ep, the Cuda's have been in a mental/artistic schizo-phrenia haze that has upended their radical approach to Southwest art noize. There dabblings with the SDPD and various county school boards has also limited there influence around the southwest. They have simply lost all sense of right and wrong because of others interpretations of their art. As most of you know, the Cuda's have never been ones to take themselves seriously but when others dub the 'terrorism' card on certain bandmembers....lives become exilic in nature...fear from the repurcussions of supporting causes that are no different than the principles of democratic humanism, etc, etc.....They have tried there best to get a show in SD...but to no avail. Apparently, the blackballing of bands that support social justice/amnesty/peace/drugs is rampant in California's last bastion of religio-conservatism. As you know, San Diego is one of the most militarized cities in the world therefore citizens of SD find themselves in a precarious situation. We are on the frontlines of a bogus immigration debate, not to mention the seriousness of a failed war policy (as if any war can be justified, right?). Let's keep both Republicrat's out next term. Rumor has it that Andy Flame will be running under the Movement for a Free America Party in next years El Cajon County School Board runoff. Dner is also actively recording tunes for various social justice movements (he even squeezed in a classic Clash cover "Know Your Rights" with nelly furtado and the dixie chicks). Traci Haze has been running a childrens' clinic for abused children. Commotion is also the co-director of a breakfast program in LA that feeds the homeless. Dirty is currently a juror in a highly classified priest-boychild rape case. The finishing touches are being mounted onto their next release "pure commotion" and should be out on swami records later this year. We'll keep you posted, gene the jean adams

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Good Morning Friends:Caught myself in a morning daydream here in the Cayman Island town of Croix and decided to let you in on some magic. Our bi-ped gurus are desperate for any help with shows in the Caribbean. If any of you soldiers can pass down some promoter names/clubs by Summer 2008, we'd much appreaciate it.Turns out alot of stolen money, funds, etc,..are stashed in the booty tanks of the Caribbean floor. Being the pirates we are, we'd like to find it and report it to the UN as proof of corportate fascism in the face of a rotting planet. All is well with us. Still mounting the last nuts and bolts on the epic 6th Cuda release entitied PURE COMMOTION. Blast the bong,GEne "The Jean" ADams

The White Apes- Ghundi Crawl Mp3

Monday, October 22, 2007

Paul Raven Takes A Dirt Nap, (R.I.P.1961-2007)

The former bassist of Neon Hearts, Killing Joke, Ministry, and Murder Inc., among others, was found dead of a heart attack at his home in Geneva 13 hours ago. Another one bites the dust. Speed kills. R.I.P.

Killing Joke-Eighties Mp3
Neon Hearts-Regulations Mp3

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Do You Remember?

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I like to drive around in my car and risk crashing it while I instant message the WZBC deejays (you can too, aim=wzbcdj) with requests for bands that don't really exist. Sometimes they catch me by surprise and play something amazing and I have to humbly inquire, "holy shit!!! Who the fuck is this???" Thank you, Cloud, at WZBC, for turning me on to Brooklyn, New York's, Cheeseburger.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Converge is badass. Converge is not heavy metal, hardcore, metalcore, thrash, death, puke, whatever. They go beyond the realm of genre and push the envelope of heavy music till it bleeds out your ear drum. Quite possibly the most urgent noise in the universe. They sound like a melee between a rabid wolverine, a wildcat, and a jackhammer. Or an exorcism. They deliver this sonic carnage with uber-tight chops and demented riffage that makes Black Flag sound like The Knack.
Lonewolves Mp3
To The Lions Mp3

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Enjoy These Perfect Songs

Motor Away Mp3
It was 1996 when I found a tape in my car and popped it into the ancient mono cassette player I used for an audio system. I was blown away. The sounds emanating from the player sounded like they were recorded by ghostly angels in another dimension. The low-fidelity of the tape device only added to the surreal quality of this recording. Chock full of hooks and melodies, this collection of genius, 1 minute songs, is pop music with true-grit, no fluff. 11 years later, I still feel Guided By Voices, Alien Lanes, is one of the greatest albums ever made, and Motor Away is possibly the best song on this timeless record.

Nevermore Mp3
File under: Songs To Get Divorced To.
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives epic 2001 release, Behind The Music put simply, is the masterpiece that gave us the beautifully melancholy, Nevermore. This is the stuff of pain, triumph, and tragedy.

Faster Mp3
When I first heard Faster, by the Manic Street Preachers, it was like sonic gold for me. I had finally found the perfect rock and roll song. It's amazing how flawless every element of this tune is.

Jonathan Fire*Eater is one of the most underrated bands of
the 20th century. I felt cheated when I'd discovered this band had broken up years before I'd even heard them. Drugs and the major label blues drove this band to an early demise. The members had all grown up together, forming their first group, The Ignobles, while attending "the prestigious D.C. private school the St. Albans School, which counts former Vice President Al Gore among its alumni." In 1993 they formed Jonathan Fire*Eater. In 1995 they released their self titled debut on Third World Underground Records, followed by a self-titled EP on the PCP label. 1996 saw the release of the five song, Tremble Under Boom Lights. I'll cover this amazing work in more detail at a future time, I promise. Today, however, I am sharing with you two of my favorite songs from their major label debut, Wolf Songs For Lambs. It was hard enough to pick even one song off this album because the whole thing is really quite brilliant, so I give you two;
When The Curtain Calls For You Mp3
Station Coffee Mp3.

Song Of Mehitabel Mp3
Portland, Oregon's, Juanita Family and Friends play a heartfelt blend of old school country, bluegrass, and folk and deliver it with a hardcore DIY ethic. Lana Rebel is undoubtedly the shining star of this family, and she has the voice of an angel. I met her when she was just 13 years old and I'm very proud of what a talented woman she has become.

Punk Rock Song Mp3
When I was living in Toronto, in the spring of 2001, I had the good fortune of catching Sweden's, Hardcore Superstar at The Bovine Sex Club (one of the coolest bars in North America). They played a tight blend of punk and glam, reminding me of early Motley Crue, Slade, Cheap Trick, and Motorhead. Their songs were very catchy. I chatted with singer, Jocke Berg, and the guitarist who simply goes by the name, Silver after their show and found them to be very down to earth and friendly. Unfortunately that night they had no merchandise for sale or I would have bought the cd that most of the material in their set that was from, Bad Sneakers and a Pina Colada. Instead, I made a deal with Jocke, that if I tracked down his cd and bought it, he would make sure Hardcore Superstar would play in San Diego. I picked up a copy a few days later and, Jocke, San Diego is till waiting for you to grace us. Punk Rock Song is a scorching tune from Bad Sneakers, an album that delivers one perfect song after another.

Look At You Mp3
Sweden's Backyard Babies are like the Olympic Gods of Rock and Roll. Everytime they shit, snore, belch, or fart you hear a guitar solo and they look cool doing it. Look At You, off 1997's milestone Total 13-Rock Chaos album, is like the theme song for anyone who has embraced Rock and Roll as a lifestyle.

Look at you, man, look at the band
Look at the day, don´t throw it away
I need a pill and a coffee re-fill
And everything is gonna be alright,I swear
Look at your cat and your eighty square flat
Look at your view over stockholm´s zoo
Maybe you´re wrong but maybe i´m right
`cause i guess i´m born black and white
You know you could be a rock n´ roll star
No matter who you are, It´s all the same
`cause you´re a real dead end
That´s what you are
Believe i´m gonna have myself a ball
And i don´t care if you don´t like
How i act when i´m on top of your wife
I´m going down, i´m running up
I´m walking zig-zag and i´m tripping too much
So hold your fire, i´m coming through
I´ve gotta kill another bottle of doom
Now everybody wanna dance with you
I cannot dance `cause my boots are stuck with glue
Everybody wanna talk too much
But all i want is you
Look at your amount on your credit card account
A billion dollar tour but i just go for
Heads up, legs up, stay-ups, fuck-ups
`cause everything is gonna be alright, right.

The Worker Mp3
I hate jobs. Not to be confused with hating work. I love to work. I am a workaholic. But a job? Fuck it. Can't stand 'em. I don't like clocking in. A lot of people feel the same way. Especially English factory workers, whose plight is documented in the song, The Worker, by Fischer Z

Underdog Mp3
The Dirtbombs
are from Detroit and are here to save rock and roll.

Dennis Brown-Westbound Train Mp3
Pat Ruthensmear-Golden Boys Mp3
The Kinks-Get Back In Line Mp3
Sonic Youth-Cross The Breeze Mp3
Neko Case-Star Witness Mp3
Iggy Pop-Some Weird Sin Mp3
Sonic Youth-Eliminator Jr. Mp3
Tuxedo Moon-Heaven Mp3
Testors-Rainy Night Mp3
Porno Stuntman-Fight Fire With Fire Mp3
Thin Lizzy-The Boys Are Back In Town Mp3
Digital Leather-Hologram Mp3