Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
2. The Abrasive Wheels-Black Leather Girl
3. Peter and The Test Tube Babies-Mating Sounds of South American Frogs
4. The Adicts-Life Goes On (really like this one alot)
5. Plain Wrap -Magnetic Shoes (from the Flipside Vynil Fanzine #2)
6. Generation X-The Idol Generation
7. The Upsetters-Eastwood Rides Again
8. UK Subs-Brand New Age (man I forgot how much I love this album)
9. UK Subs-Another Typical City 12"
10. The Fits-Fact Or Fiction (these guys are great!!!!!!!!!!!)
Just thought that I would share. Have a great weekend one and all.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Here we have the wonderful SF Underground #2 7" ep that has four awesome bands from the San Francisco area. Here we have The Spikes and I think their only release ever. Great snotty 1977-ish punk, The Lewd who had just moved down from Seattle, Washington who would go on to some notoriety with their Kill Yourself 7" and there American Wino Lp. I saw them a few times in the early 1980's and they were awesome. The real deal. Society Dog starts side 2 and they are just plain awesome! In fact, I was just listening to them (real loud on my stereo!) and that inspired me to post this. Jonathin Christ would start Code Of Honor with Mike Fox a little later. Next up we have The Undead with good ole Sid Terror from San Jose on vocals. If you have ever seen Sid during his younger years, he was a the spitting image of good ole Sid Vicious. The cover photo is of The Sound Of Music in the Tenderloin Dist. in SF. VERY seedy and just a plain rough area. I saw some bands play there. I always liked The On Broadway more. Awww San Francisco punk rock. Nothing like it. In fact, on Facebook (yes I belong), their was a thread about us older folks wondering if the kids of today would ever experience what it was like playing in these old Vaudeville theatre's that were throughout the city. Places like The Elite Club (The Fillmore), On Broadway, The Mab, The Sound Of Music, Temple Beautiful, and more later day places like Great American Hall, Bimbo's etc. And speaking of The Sound Of Music, the last time I drove by it, the place was a stripper joint. COOL!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Released in 1994 on I think Lost And Found is (Impatient) Youth's last Ep. Pretty damn rocking and not too far off from the earlier stuff. They played up at Gilman a few times around the date of this release. Did not see them however....Dumb me! Enjoy!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
1. I Wish It Could Be 1965-The Barracudas
2. Clint Eastwood-The Upsetters
3. Albert Fish-Slip
4. Kicks-UK Subs
5. Do The Rocksteady-The Bodysnatchers
6.. Girl I've Got A Date-Alton Ellis
7. Moving Away From The Pulsebeat-The Buzzcocks
9. Sally-The Members
10. Los Angeles-X
These songs have been getting quite a bit of time at the Kennyhel77 Towers!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I really don't think that know one that follows this blog knows that I am a bit of a fan of The Adicts. Well last night I got to hear their newest effort and I have to say that this is brings right back into the limelight here. This album is so good that it stands up rather nicely to their early 1980's output. Yes it is that good. Please do yourself a favor and check this out if you can. Damn fine catchy punk rock by Monkey and the guys!!!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Edit: both my teams won today. The SF 49ers beat the best team from the Conference and Div. In fact, for those that don't know, The Cardinals were in the Super Bowl 9 months or so ago. They are good, real good. My team beat them on great defence and some timely plays. I am on my way to enjoy my Sunday night, have a little drink and some dinner and reflect on how well both my teams did today. You see, as I told you earlier, I love my teams.
On the music front, their will be some new posts coming down in the near future. I have changed jobs, and I am adjusting to a whole new schedule. I am back to working in my old hometown of San Jose, which I am thrilled about. Be patient, Angry and I have some cool stuff in store for ya!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Found this on the web this morning and I have playing this all morning long. Yes all morning long. Some of you may know who Stratford Mercenaries are. This band consisted of Steve Ignorant, the drummer of Lack Of Knowledge-The Buzzcocks, and I think the guitar player from Dirt? Well if you think this sounds like Crass you will be mistaken. Cutting edge punk here for sure, and at times it reminds me of Sham 69. No shit really. My old band supported The Stratford Mercenaries in San Francisco around 1997 or so. I really did not watch to much of the gig for some reason. I do however remember loading out to head home and Steve Ignorant was hanging about outside and he complimented me on our band and how well we played that day. Wow! That was real cool. Well, search this out, it is worth the efffort. If you cannot find it, and someone wants me to upload the tracks, let me know.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Well I woke up Thursday morning at 5am to the news of another fire in my mountain community. This time though, it is the big one. The two bottom photos were taken 5 minutes from my house. The top three are taken from Hwy 1 along the Pacific Ocean, 10 miles North of Santa Cruz, California. I am a big outdoors guy and I know when things can get bad ie dry vegetation, winds etc. This has the recipie for a disaster. As of today, 8/14/09 the fire is 5% contained. What that means is the fire fighters try to circle the fire and then close in on it until extinguished. The 5% means that they only have a circle around the fire of 5%. My wife and I drove around near the fire to catch a glimpse of it. As we got nearer to the fire, we ran into police that had blocked off roads. What I saw was the slimey news folks set up, and many folks that live in the area with trucks and trailers to try to get back in to get their belongings and pets. Many people live here to get away from the city. They have horses, cows, sheep and pets. Most of these people are good hard working folks. The people that live up here are of a different kind. Very sufficient and don't like authority too much. Many are staying at their homes and taking their chances. Good luck to them. I don't know if that is what I would do. Back to the story though. My wife and I felt it was wrong to be there, because of all the panicked people, who are in a state of shock as to what to do. I don't want to be a voyeur in their misery. We went into Santa Cruz and headed up Hwy 1 to see a different view of the fire. It was pretty intense with big winds blowing the fire towards the coast. As I was heading to work down in Monterey today, I saw probably 50 fire engines heading up Hwy 1 to the fire. My hats go off to them. All I want is for no one to get hurt and I hope that lose of homes is minimal. My area was declared a State Of Emergency today. Sad thing about this fire. Last year we had one in the same area. Though smaller, but it did some good damage. This one is 5 times larger
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Punts? SF New Wave band that featured Bonnie Hayes who would morf this band into Bonnie Hayes and The Wild Combo which this A Side would be featured on their debut album. The song would also be featured in the movie Valley Girl that starred a young unkown Nicholas Cage. You know the typical story, boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets girl from the good side of town. Well it was the new wave LA version. This is somewhat lighter fare in Kennyhel77 land, but hey, I like what I like. I must state again that San Francisco had many different types of bands that formed the embryo of new music, and The Punts were one of them. Anyways DL this and bop around to a nice couple of pop songs.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ogdyq2nmole/Devo -Q- Are We Not Men_ A- We Are Devo!.rar
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ps Angry is correct about the new Rancid album. I think this is their best since .....And Out Come The Wolves. Damn good!
Dunno if any of you watch the Food Network, but my old bands singer was on an episode with Bobby Flay. Gordy did a hell of a job and is a natural. Hope this leads to something. We all know that punk rock does not pay the bills.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
In a seriousness, as soon as my computer comes back I will be posting more stuff. Sorry for the quiet time here folks. Hopefully Angry can fill in the spots until I return!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The People Or The Gun is a quite nice return to form here. I did not care for their last one too much, but this is right back to their shouty, politico, fast punk. So far two bands in the last few weeks have put out some nice quality stuff. Next up is Rancid, and I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Dag Nasty has always been a favorite for me. From the moment I heard the album Can I Say, I was hooked big time. After Dave Smalley, Peter Courtner took over vocals, and Doug Carrion from The Descendents was added on bass at some time. The band ended up sounding a tad different and had their releases put out on Giant which was a pretty big label at the time. In fact Government Issue released some of their later day stuff on that label too. Here is Dag Nasty's Trouble Is 12" The best part of the release for me is their wicked cover of 12XU. Nice!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Upcoming when I am up and running:
(Impatient) Youth-Don't Listen lp.....this was a request from my buddy Dave
The Dwarves-Come Clean lp
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Oh and if I ever see another stinkin Red Sox fan with a tattered Red Sox cap strolling around, I just may swat the f...!