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Repressed Records – Latest & Greatest

Written by Chris Sammut on September 16, 2009

Big weekend coming up at Repressed Records, with Pisschrist, Deathcage, Taipan and Pathetic Human at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel in Leichardt. Pathetic Human kick it all off at 8:30. Pisschrist’s last album Victims Of Faith rules, and you should pick yourself a copy of that too. It’s $12 and will be a rad night guaranteed.

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Then on Saturday, we have everyone’s favourite rock nerds The Holy Soul in store, possibly selling copies of their new album Damn You, Ra, which is indie rock for “Reign In Blood”. Free but we charge corkage if you bring in a beer, stand around talking crap, leave your rubbish and buy nothing. It starts at 2pm, and they may have a support band, which may or may not be Paul McCartney and Ringo together celebrating the release of the Beatles remasters. I was always depressed about the lake of splash on the cymbals on Revolver and Rubber Soul, and am counting on the remasters to sooth my inane audiophile quibbles and bring some respite to my family life.

Relevant new band story shock! Both Eddy Current Suppression Ring albums on vinyl again and at Repressed Records. As Dicko explained to David Reyne, it’s “excellent, agitated post punk”. David Reyne and that boring looking chick stared blankly, and David Reyne suggested the drummer should practice with his metronome more. David, some of us want real people playing their music, which I doubt happened much with the damn Chantoozies. More of ECSR Demon’s Demands 7″ in soon too, plus more Extortion / Jed Whitey split, Pathetic Human and other such stuff.

T-shirts are in from Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, GG Allin, Rolling Stones, The Clash, Sonic Youth, Ramones, Joy Division, Celtic Frost and, naturally, more.

Why doesn’t anyone buy The Decemberists on vinyl? I love their Oscar Wilde meets Thin Lizzy bombastic prog rock new concept album The Hazards Of Love. It rocks, but it’s also wimpy, funny, and well written with more of a fuck you attitude than you’ll get from 75% of punk bands. My other favourite witty wimp albums are Belle and Sebastian If You’re Feeling Sinister, Magnetic Fields 69 love Songs and The Smiths Queen Is Dead. How well rounded is my personality?

New metal stuff in from Municipal Waste, Khanate, Corrupted, Burning Witch, Goatsnake, Doomriders, Terrorizer, Repulsion and other bands with peace, love and lentil names. Doomriders features Nate Newton from Converge, but this is more Iron Maiden inspired doom rock about skate boarding and shit. It rules. Goatsnake are probably the best stoner band since Kyuss and Khanate and Burning Witch will mangle in ways you never thought possible. Corrupted are a Japanese doom metal band who sing in Spanish. Repulsion’s Horrified is a punk/ grind classic, and you need it if your stuck in some apocalyptic doof doof world.

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