Monday, December 4, 2017

Bandcamp Remains Cool

I've said before, when I first started this blog back in 2012, I wanted it to be like dear, departed Crud Crud - strictly obscure 45s and singles. Bandcamp had been founded in 2007, but, per Wikipedia, it didn't see it's rise in popularity until 2010-2011, and I wasn't a month into the blog before I was sharing Bandcamp links. That was followed by what were probably months of me sharing songs from Bandcamp and feeling guilty that I wasn't sticking to the original CNQ directive of only posting about obscure vinyl, but finally I got over that.

Bandcamp is really cool. I've always preferred it to Soundcloud.

From Austin:

From Portland:

From Louisville:

CNQ favorite Boys Age, from Japan, has a new album out:

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Punk from Bandcamp

I am absolutely frustrated with my inability to get my levels correct on the podcast. I futzed with 'em for a full hour tonight before giving up.

Anyway, here's a song off a cassette release called N/A 14-17 put out in October by London's USA Nails. It's "A COLLECTION OF DEMOS, B-SIDES, LIVE SESSIONS AND LEFTOVERS FROM 2014-2017." I'm into it:

From Australia, this is the last song off a $25 vinyl record you can get from Melbourne's Homeless Records. Dynamite Hemorrhage played the first song, "I'm Not A Loser" on a recent show:

From Ann Arbor, off a 7" split released in September:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way

I've been on a Friends kick lately. I'm always on a Frasier kick, as that's my favorite old familiar sitcom to watch as I go to sleep. My tier of old familiar sitcoms on streaming goes:

1. Frasier

2. Seinfeld

3. Golden Girls

4. Friends

5. King of Queens

I don't have a desire to watch old Simpsons or old South Park episodes, even though I think they're good shows. If they're on I'll watch them but I don't queue them up. Seinfeld was my favorite sitcom for a long time, but has been replaced by Frasier. Golden Girls is as funny as both and probably the best show of the three, or maybe tied with Frasier, but I like what I like.

King of Queens isn't on streaming but it is on syndication so I watch a lot of it when I travel. I didn't watch the show on first run so there's a lot of episodes I have not seen, but I always get a chuckle out of them. And it's hard for me to tire of watching Leah Remini. If I had to choose between you and Leah Remini -- whoever you may be, I'll probably choose Leah Remini.

Anyway, check out this Spanish punk:

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Little over an hour of wild sound:

The Egyptian Lover: “Seduced” (1984, Egyptian Empire Records, 2015)
Judiciary: “Silent Vice” (The Axis of Equality, 2016)
Dead Cross: “Seizure and Desist”: (Dead Cross, Ipacec Records, 2017)
Secret Chiefs 3: “Spiritus Intelligentiae: Jophiel” (Ishraqiyun - Perichoresis, Web of Mimicry, 2015)
Glue: “Pig Fucker” (S/T MLP, La Vida Es Un Mus, 2017)
American Shit Storm: “Die?!” (American Shit Storm Vol. 1, 2017)
The Cult of Percolation: “Lovin’ A Van” (Elegant Interactions Laboratory, 2017)
Blackbeard: “Jazz” (I Wah Dub, More Cut Records, 1980)
The Bordellos: “Starcrossed Radio” (Life, Love & Billy Fury, Recordiau Prin, 2017)
Candy Fresh: “We Wanna Get Paid (Up The Money)” (We Wanna Get Paid (Up The Money) 12”, 2 Sweet Records, 1990)
C.A.P.: “Heart In The Next Room” ((Making America Hate Again, 2017)
JACKAL: “Programmed” (Demo, 2017)
Belly Jelly: “Futre Mind” (Songs About Heads, 2017)
Skrew Eyez: “So Dead” (Hospital Socks, 2017)
Guided By Voices: “Boy W” (How Do You Spell Heaven, Guided By Voices Inc., 2017)
Nana Tuffour: “I’m Feeling Your Love” (Ye Wo Asaase, KAM Records, 1980s)
Burt Bacharach: “Don’t Make Me Over” (Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits, Kapp Records, 1966)
Johnny Stewart: “Season of the Rut” (Secrets of Calling a Buck, Johnny Stewart Game Calls, 1966)
King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree: “Junker’s Blues” (Blues at Montreux, Atlantic, 1973)
Damien Youth: “God of Violence” (Festival of Death, 1994)