No Tears For Yesterday - Upright Citizens - Open Eyes, Open Ears, Brains To Think & A Mouth To Speak
Over The Wall 7. With Medication 2. Epidemic Infection 3. No Sense 4. Invented Crap 5. Piles Of Flesh 6. Monday, May 25, Oh, I forgot to ask. Ive been in a most horrible music slump the past few months. Ive been finding punk with a few exceptions of course to be less interesting. I know like a lot of people, I go through Phases with what I like and what I don't give much listen to. Thanks a million folks! Its Been Forever. I know I haven't been a regular poster on this thing, mush to my dismay.
I guess somehow the novelty wore off, and I got busy with this thing called life. Anyway, to recap the last eight months since I've posted: Got Married, got nicked, went to jail, spent six months away from home on probation, got back home Pretty intense I know.
I set out initially to never cover stuff like politics or to discuss life issues, but I guess that politics,music and life issues tend to go hand in hand. I was watching the documentary "The Future Is Unwritten" last night with the wife and it made me truly think about life and the term "Heroes".
It seems to be something thrown around a lot and directed towards a lot of lame and undeserving people. What really makes a hero anyway? You can become a hero by serving your country, being a soldier; but I think that's just being of a solid mind and doing ones duty. I don't know how many vets I've met who just say " I was just doing my job" and take no glory in being a "Hero". Then however on the other hand, you have undeserving wankers being labeled heroes that simply don't deserve the recognition.
Politicians who take credit for things that they don't live up to; lame, bloated musicians and rock stars who;s excessive lifestyles make me sick and etc. We have to face it that so many in our society look up to these lame fuck heads and aspire to become like them: useless.
Celebrity's tend to be my main point for aggression. Its sad that so many adolescent girls look up to useless people like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, various reality TV personalities.
OK, anyone who tries to validate that Britney Spears has talent is taking a piss in the ocean. She was mass produced, doesn't write her own songs or music. Paris Hilton is only famous because she's a lame rich kid, who's excess and hedonism made her career and the Reality TV world is just people grasping notoriety because of a piss poor attitude or they fall under whats in style.
Its sad. When I think of a hero I do think of Joe Strummer. The Clash were the first band to really introduce me to punk, to social politics, and to of all things my love of all things that are Black Music. He never basked in useless excess, or shallow ideals; Never was one to run with fame without really acknowledging where it came from: Us.
How many big name musicians will stand out in front of a gig giving out tickets, or making sure that we get in and are taken care of? That to me is a hero. Someone who cares about what they do. So in honour of Joe, I'm going to post a few Clash goodies.
I know many people who will sit and say that Cut The Crap was the worst Clash album ever and yo be honest, you're not incorrect. This however is simply amazing. While not exactly what most would consider to be "classic Clash", it is good.
I think it mirrors both the 'ers and his future work with the Mescaleros. Its a shame that this mix wasn't cleaned up to become Cut The Crap. In case most of you don't know, a few songs from this made it to the album, but under Bernie Rhodes loving mix. He replaced most of the drum tracks with drum machines and added a lot of useless garbage.
I think that this was one of the best periods for live Clash audio. They still had the energy that was somewhat listless towards the end of there career. Also, if anyone out there has a link to the Complete Bonds Casino show, let me know.
Another note too, If you want to swap blog links, just email me and Ill link you. Thanks folks! Labels: punk. I just liked the demo a tiny bit better. If you like your Rock 'n' Roll with some Hollywood attitude then this is for you. KNOW are back with another fuckin' great album! Singer, Brandon Cruz is still screaming after all these years and keeps getting better and better. Bassist Ismael Hernandez is thumpin' away keeping the rhythm section in check.
Stevil, the guitarist is phenomenal with tastefully quick speed-metal solo. A shredder that will be hard to beat. Drummer, Destroyer Rick is insanely tight and fast. Exactly what the band need to complete their metal-punk sound. I saw the band while they were on tour in May with Gizz Lazlo Dead Lazlo's Place singer on drums and they sounded a lot different. More punk than metal but they still kicked ass. If you're a fan of anything good then this is for you!!!
Labels: Dr. As far as releases this year im going to focus on ep's. More soon!!! Labels: distribution , mail order , records on tap. Newer Posts Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. View my complete profile. Need Buttons!? Upcoming shows!!! Top 10 of October Stab Your Back news!!! Calendar updated!! EP1 Killer show See what our good friends Dead Lazlo's Place are u Links- Check them out! Records On Tap home page Nardcore page. Search This Blog. Handsome Adam as I too have searched far and wide for this band since hearing them long ago on a comp.
Now I will listen to these and look for more Upright Citizens were always one of my favorite bands. I've had some of this stuff over the years. Real nice to have it all again in one place. Almost takes the sting out of losing the original copies. Wish I would have seen them live. I did meet Mario once. He was drumming for a band in LA when I lived there; or so. He was super, super cool. Didn't speak much english and looked like he was about to die. He was the skinniest dude I'd ever seen in a room full of skinny rock n'roll dudes.
Thanks for the post. Post a Comment. This post has been one of serious frustration. Mainly because the band I'm going to post discography is almost impossible to track down in its entirety and Ive been trying for well over ten plus years. Probably one of my favorite bands of all time, The UC formed in and lasted till and have released well over a dozen records. For some reason, all of their early stuff is pretty easy to find, however, It's mainly the later stuff which has become damn near impossible for me to track down.
Assuming both the prices and the scarceity of the represses that they're out of print. Track List: 1. Now Or Never 2. I Hate Church 3. Holocaust 4. Fuck The Army 5. He's Dead 6. There are others who cannot understand and to them they are just parables. Jesus was constantly revealing the hidden wisdom of God, but only those who had eyes to see and ears to hear could understand in their hearts. This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing , they do not see ; and having the power of hearing , they do not hear , nor do they grasp and understand.
In them indeed is the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand ; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive. But blessed happy, fortunate, and to be envied are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear.
Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [ men who were upright and in right standing with God ] yearned to see what you see , and did not see it, and to hear what you hear , and did not hear it.
If any man has ears to hear , let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend. And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear ] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],. Once we begin to see and hear and understand the mystery, our understanding begins to be multiplied, but if we reject the mystery then even that which we had is lost.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Discovering the revelation of the mystery is like walking into a giant house with millions of locked rooms.Upright Citizens: Make the Future Mine and Yours,album, review, tracklist, mp3, lyrics Band's List Punkcore Upright Citizens Make the Future Mine and Yours. Add the album's lyrics add a review/comment. Add an audio file. Open Eyes, Open Ears, Brains to Think & a Mouth to Speak. Make the Future Mine and Yours.