Category Archives: Punk

SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – King Ink

The deep, dark and very dirty-sounding King Ink is one of a handful of songs written by Nick Cave whilst he was in England during the Birthday Party’s brief residence in the UK in 1980. Featuring on the band’s 1981 debut LP, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in 4AD, new wave, Punk | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Damned ~ These Hands

Any song that starts with the line, ‘these are the hands of a demented circus clown’ will fit perfectly into the LP’s haunted, howling Halloween playlist!  The Damned have secured their position in this chilling collection of spooky sounds with their 1979 … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Punk, Rock | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in 4AD, Alternative Rock, new wave, Punk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Gun Club – Mother of the Earth

The warbling quiver of Jeffrey-Lee Pierce’s vocals and the melancholic howls of wispy guitars gives Mother of the Earth a haunting sound, and if you’re not already absorbed in a swirl of sadness by the intro alone, then the opening … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blues, Punk, Rock | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Alternative, Alternative Rock, new york, Punk | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

SONG OF THE DAY Night Shop – The Ship Has Sailed

One play of today’s song and you will surely be gripped by its soothingly dreamy spell as mellow tones envelop…. Nightshop is the solo project Justin Sullivan, the former drummer for Kevin Morby and The Babies.  Morby can’t say enough good … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Indie Folk, Punk, Woodsist | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Sudakistan – Whiplash

With a unique signature sound based on a blend of latino garage punk and psych rock, Sudakistan are a Swedish-South American (and now) Stockholm-based quintet. Returning with their second album later this year, Swedish Cobra (releasing on PNKSLM recordings) follows to their acclaimed … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in garage, Garage punk, Garage Rock, Psych punk, psych rock, Psychedelic rock, Punk | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Stooges – Dirt

Fun House is the superb second Stooges album released in July 1970 by Elektra Records. The record was produced by the former Kingsmen keyboardist Don Gallucci who was drafted in for the job by Elektra’s Jac Holzman.  This intervention proved to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Garage punk, Garage Rock, Punk, Rock | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Strange Cages – Hypothalamus Blues

Brighton three-piece, Strange Cages once described themselves as a “garage/psych band with cruel intentions” and if you’re familiar with their music I’m pretty sure you’d agree with this sentiment!  No stranger to the LP Blog, this garage-punk trio never fail to put a little shiver … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Alternative Rock, Alternative rock/blues, Brighton, Garage punk, Garage Rock, Psych rock, psych rock, Punk | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Shopping – Control Yourself

It’s fair to say that the releases of East London’s DIY post-punkers, Shopping, are slightly sporadic, but it’s also fair to enthuse that when they do put something out there it’s always loaded with socially insightful content and big, bass-y, bouncy, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Fat Cat Records, Post Punk, Punk | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment