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107: LASH OUT.


Nineties Norwegian tuff guy-ish / youth crew-ish / chugga-chugga hardcore.
They did it way better than 96% of those corny "rich / entitled white boy" East Coast / Ivy League bands that got more famous for this type of hardcore - fight me - you're wrong.

D/L

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This is the last post.
I started this blog one year ago when Covid Lockdown hit, and after one year of working hard on creating a unique experience w/ solid / slightly obscure content again, (seven years since my last blog - which was super-interactive both ways), I'm calling it quits.
I'm more focused on my art / painting these days, so my interest in posting is waning.
Gonna roll with that.
Grab what you want, while you can.
You literally have days.

106:Peter & the Test Tube Babies - "The Mating Sounds of South American Frogs" (1983).


Time to throw (all three of you) for a fuckin' loop.
About as unique-sounding a punk record for the era / scene at the time; their one bright & shining moment (just my opinion), & a record that I can pretty much enjoy listening to any day / on the daily. Great guitar & bass interplay on this one.
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D/L

Peter's Comments.

This blog gets updated when I'm feeling it.
Lately my distractions have been elsewhere (my painting / illustration / bike riding, ha).
Just so all three of you know that.

104: FACADE BURNED BLACK.

This is one of those bands that is a pretty obscure find, so when I go back & research them, I find, like, 2 small crappy photos - (I fucking love when this shit happens) - & maybe some poorly-shot-on-primitve-gear footage from a low-attendance gig in a small town rental hall.
Now I end up staring in wonder at said half-assed photo / glitched-out footage; I now have visual of the band that made that fucking gnarly badass racket that brought me this far, & I smile even harder when it hits... This infectious abrasive caterwaul was spewed forth via a bunch of awkward / pimply / lumpy confused kids & not that  "coven of gnar dark & evil dudes" that was envisioned. I fucking love when that shit happens...

UPDATE: So yeah it's been nearly two weeks since I posted. The world has been busy being messy - such is life under Covid / The End Days of the Trump Administration. I've been busy working on / in my art studio & just generally trying to keep my mental game on point as much as I can. Hope you guys are well, too. All 4 of you, ha ha.

D/L

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Six Minutes of YouTube Gold / Fame.

. : THE WALL OF YAWN // BEST OF 2020 : .

(Photo / Art by Yours Truly)

"Here’s my year-end list of some my favorite records released in this - thee most dogshit of all years in this man's lifetime (2020) - that did a number on my ears / head.

There is no order to this (portion) of the list - that’s how I tend to listen to music.

This ain't no competition, so SAVE IT.

Music is subjective to YOU, the listener, at all times anyways - or at least it should be.".


Your results may vary. Check it out.

OFF THE CHAIN FOR 2020:

Tim Heidecker - Fear of Death

Thin Lizzy - Rock Legends (Box Set)

These Bastards / Hard Foul Split EP

Tar Pond - Electrical Protocol of Constant Sadness

Statik Selektah - The Balancing Act

Skeletal Remains - The Entombment of Chaos

Six Organs of Admittance - Companion Rises

Said Sara - S/T EP

Royce Da 5’9“ - The Allegory

RA The Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead

Planet On A Chain - This Won’t Get Any Fucking Better

Ondskapt - Grimoire Ordo Devis

Ofermod - Pentagramaton

Necrot - Mortal

Motörhead - Anniversary Reissues

Mortality Rate - Sleep Deprivation

Morta Skuld - Suffer For Nothing

Lockheed - Conflict Delerium EP

X - Alphabetland

Andre Nickatina - Drugz

Xibalba - Anos en Infierno

No Man - Erase

Envy - The Fallen Crimson

Wise Intelligent x Snowgoons - Omnicide

United Mutation - Dark Self Image

Tombstoner - Descent To Madness EP

Today Is The Day - No Good To Anyone

Innumerable Forms - Despotic Rule EP

Incantation - Sect of Vile Divinities

Horna- Kuoleman Kirjo

Hirudinea - S/T

Grey C.E.L.L. - S/T LP

God’s America - "Plagiarisms" (Cassettes)

Gag - Killing For Both Realities 3 ’92

Forced Expression - Discography

Fluids - Ignorance Exalted

Depeche Mode - MODE (18-disc box set)

The Damned - The Rockfield Files EP

Coil - Musick To Play In The Dark

Carcass - Despicable EP

Kvelertak - Splid

Yashira - Fail To Be

Ulcerate - Stare Into Death & Be Still

Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi

Anhedonist / Spectral Voice - Abject Darkness / Ineffable Winds

Napalm Death - Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism

Defeated Sanity - The Sanguinary Impetus

Armored Saint - Punching The Sky

The Casket Lottery - Short Songs for End Times

-(16)- - Dream Squasher

Black Curse - Endless Wound

Ulver - Flowers of Evil

Primitive Man - Immersion

Grand Invincible - Demolition Strictly

WVRM - Colony Collapse

Dephosphorus - Sublimation

Lantern - Dimensions

Malokarpatan - Krupinské Ohne

Deftones - Ohms

Gag - Still Laughing

Revenge - Attack. Blood. Revenge.

Terminal Nation - Holocene Extinction

Canyons - Stay Buried

Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota

Dwayne Kennedy - Who The Hell Is Dwayne Kennedy?

Niki Sudden - Bible Belt (reissue)

Motörhead - Ace of Spades (40th. Anniversary (!) (re)issue

Gang of Four - “77 - ’81 Box Set (re)issue

Sun Ra - Egypt 1971 (re)issues


THE WALL OF YAWN BAKER'S DOZEN "BEST OF THE BEST" FOR 2020

FEATURED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER


Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin - Stygian Bough, Volume 1


Boris - NO


Carlton Melton - Where This Leads


Caustic Wound - Death Posture


Dropdead - 2020


Grand Invincible - Demolition Strictly


Greenmachine - S/T LP


Internal Rot - Grieving Birth


Seized Up! - Brace Yourself


Subhumans - Crisis Point


Vile Creature - Glory! Glory! Apathy Took Helm!


Wake - Devouring Ruin


Yawning Man - Live at Giant Rock


Yuri Gagarin - The Outskirts of Reality


In closing, I'd just like to wish everyone a little prosperity in your lives this coming year.
This world is in a state of decay that hasn't been seen in generations.
Love your people - tell them often. I lost ALOT of good ones this past year, & Covid doesn't pick & choose - it consumes all.

MASK UP! WASH YOUR HANDS. DON'T BE PASSING JOINTS OR BONGS OR COKE STRAWS OR DRINKS! STAY HOME & LISTEN TO MUSIC & WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS SHIT.
If you have a better idea, tell me - please.
Lates!!!

102: NIP DRIVERS.

"EAT YOURSELF OUT, BABY"..

D/L

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The WALL of YAWN BEST of 2020 LIST COMING SOON

101: FRIENDSHIP.

"Chiba, Japan's surgeon-precise masters of the grind-violence defy your eyes & ears when you first encounter them. Should you choose to accept what they put forth, is your call.

They defy any one certain genre of extreme music, & that's a good thing for you, the listener.

Are you listening?".


D/L

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100: BL'AST!

100 Posts deep here since I started this blog.

Speaking of, I started this on March 17th. of this year (2020) - the day that California enacted the Shelter-In-Place order.

I figured I was gonna need a new (revive an old) hobby, so here it is. We are now 11 months into this (fucking bullshit) pandemic, & today marks the start of the second Shelter-in-Place order, so how's that for (shitty) timing.

It's gonna be a dismal December in a hell that could have been prevented (had it been addressed properly), so let's just do our best to get through this.

Music is the answer.

It's always there when you need it.

It comes in a million flavors, & you should enjoy  a plethora of those flavors at any given time throughout the day for maximum effect.

Music enhances, satiates, hypes you up, mellows you out - all that stuff. It's the best / cheapest "drug" out there.

There's no rules, either - unless you wanna be that Douche Lord who subscribes to what the "Scene Police" deem cool / not cool.

FUCK THOSE DUDES! Listen to what YOU want to listen to!

Always. End of rant.

Enjoy this mega-collection of everything I have in my Bl'ast! collection.

Clifford is the OG Homie, & one of the nicest fuckin' dudes you'll ever meet. The man has BEEN THERE, & this band should be appreciated hella more than they are.

And you don't need Dave Grohl to tell you that (you don't need Dave Grohl to tell you anything, honestly).

Hang in there & STAY UP!


D/L

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Rad Gig / Flyer Archive.

BL'AST! 1987 - 2001: A Punk Rock Documentary Music Video

LIVE: 07.02.2014 Viper Room, Wien/Landstrasse, Vienna, Austria