Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trash Radio Manila Episode 15 Part 2: An End To All These Let's Pretends

This episode goes out to all the people who live in their own little world, existing solely for themselves (so much for keeping up with the so-called "attitude"), and unwittingly painting a rosy picture of coolness for the rest of the real world to see.

Wake up! Enough with the pretensions and check out this playlist.

1. AS FRIENDS RUST - "Austin, We Have A Problem"
2. BANE - "Ali Vs. Frazier I"
3. THE DWARVES - "Speed Demon"
4. TURBO A.C.'s - "Overdrive"
5. THE LURKERS - "Sidewinder"
6. THE REPLACEMENTS - "Takin' A Ride"
7. FUEL - "Fuel Hymn (Activate)"
8. FEAR - "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"

Download high bitrate playlist here.

About the songs and the artists:

As Friends Rust are from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1996, the band, known for their hardcore style with melodic leanings, released their final album titled "A Young Trophy Band in the Parlance of Our Times" in 2002. The guys, however, have recently reformed for a US show in Gainesville and some shows in Europe in August 2008. You might want to read about the details in their MySpace site. The song "Austin, We Have A Problem" comes from the Won LP (their blog contains the lyrics to most of their songs), and is strictly not to be mistaken for Fall Out Boy's song of the same title, which is an altogether different animal. ;)

Bane, greatly identified with the Boston hardcore scene, was formed in 1994 by Aaron Dalbec, who was then coming off the break-up of his band Converge. Their song "Ali Vs. Frazier I" comes from the Give Blood LP. More about this band on their official website at Banecentral. "Speed Demon", the next song on the list, is by The Dwarves, who have been around since the late 80s and are still as active as ever. Check out their official site here for news and anything you would like to know about them. (Like, who are Blag Dahlia and He Who Cannot Be Named? Nope, we're not talking Voldemort here. Try again.)

Can you dig it? New York's The Turbo A.C.'s call themselves "The Finest Surfguitar Punkrock since 1996" (at least, that's what's written on their MySpace account), and all you have to do is listen to "Overdrive" to be convinced. Their official site is just as loaded; do check it out here.

The Lurkers were formed in 1976 in Uxbridge, London and were part of the pioneering generation of punks. They are still around touring and recording; they recently came out with a new album called Fried Brains. The song "Sidewinder" comes from their 1998 album Wild Times Again.

We have also included The Replacements, that band from Minnesota with a very interesting history, in the list, via the song "Takin' A Ride". Fuel, not to be confused with the band from Pennsylvania that released the single "Shimmer" in the late 90s, is a band that have been part of the San Francisco punk scene. A song from their album Monuments To Excess titled "Fuel Hymn (Activate)" is in the list. Lastly, who has not ever heard of Fear? The band is still around, though Lee Ving is the only original member left. In the list is "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place".

And that's exactly what I'm gonna do for now. See y'all laters.

Photo credits: Band photos courtesy of their websites. Just click on the linkies provided above.

(You. Yes, you. We're done now, d'ya notice? Stop bobbing your head, music's over.... And you, stop blabbering. You just might find yourself without an audience later on.)

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