I would never have guessed to be listening to Country Joe McDonald. It’s basically, to quote Phil Collins, against all odds. But here I am, listening to “Vietnam Experience” CD, Joe’s 1985 album. And not only that, I am writing a review of it. 35 years old album? Hell yeah, folks!
Nickelback, oh, Nickelback! Honestly, I have no idea why those guys are getting so much hate. It seems to me that unless you’re not dropping at least one meme about them, you simply don’t belong!
JB Nelson is quite known in the americana gothic/death country/dark folk circles, so I‘m not gonna waste your time with his introduction (though I am planning to talk to the man in not so a distant future), but today we’re gonna have a look at this little release of his.
Oh my…American punk, you say? Yep, it can be safe to say Dairrokan plays punk, but it’s influenced by alternative/independent rock (and while I won’t claim I am 100 per cent dedicated punk, and even less alternative/indie fan, I’ll surely won’t shy away from this genre and with thanks to Klast Records I’m clicking on play (yes, it’s digital only)).
I will honestly say I was anticipating this album since I’ve heard those two songs by Eunoia featured on “Tunes to Warm the Heart” compilation by Klast Records (you can check the review of it here).
Look what we have received! An early access to this nice compilation from Klast Records, according to their own description “Raw Indie Punk Label”. It’s their debut compilation and due to be officially released on August 2nd (this year, so obviously, 2019, just in case you’re reading this review like 50 years later, you know).
You should know by now (and if you don’t, the you’ll never, never know), the Rubber Axe webzine is quite broad in its embrace of various genres. If something resonates with us, then it’s good and we’ll definitely want to write about it.
Who would even dream in their feverish, nightmarish dreams I will end up listening to this release? But here I am, listening to Hatchie‘s debut release I‘ve found on Bandcamp. And boy, am I grateful I‘ve decided to go through some categories I don‘t usually frequent…