Monday, April 18, 2011

Society's Fault Episode 30-something and Forte 22, plus Sykotik Sinfoney's album 'Eargasm'

Wow, so I kinda stopped posting here for about a month....I'm just posting this past week's radio programs because there were a lotta half-assed ones in-between. You can check out the Society's Fault and Forte podcast pages to hear them all, but I don't feel like typing out all those playlists. Actually, on closer inspection, it looks like the podcasts haven't been updated in a while. They'll be up eventually, though.

For now, here's the SF playlist. Add'l material provided by Coma Nova's new drummer, Jacob:
Pink Fairies - Street Urchin

Peter Hammill - Red Shift

Destroy All Monsters - These Boots are Made for Walking

Faust - Picnic on a Frozen River (Deuxieme Tableux)

Todd Rundgren - Piss Aaron

Dick Dale - Death of a Gremmie

The Kinks - Nobody Gives

Big Star - In the Street

Fang - I've Got the Disease
The Dicks - Shit Fool

Circle Jerks - Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Wipers - Over the Edge

Husker Du - Beyond the Threshold

Husker Du - Pride

Husker Du - I'll Never Forget You

Husker Du - The Biggest Lie

Husker Du - What's Going On

Husker Du - Masochism World

Husker Du - Standing by the Sea

The Replacements - Somethin' to Du

Alice Donut - Lisa's Father (Waka Baby)

The Dismemberment Plan - Girl O'Clock

Screaming Trees - Don't Look Down

The Frogs - Homos

Sonic Youth - Titanium Expose

The Cure - Icing Sugar

This Heat - S.P.Q.R.

Jandek - Corner of the Street

The Raincoats - The Void

Sunny Day Real Estate - Friday

Allllllright, on to Forte. I had lots of new stuff built up for this week, including a brand new release by legendary doom-metallers Pentagram. This album is special because it's the reunion of the guitarist and the vocalist or something. I dunno. Pentagram changes members like most people change underwear. I just know this is the most rockingest shit I've heard these fellas do in a long time. Some of this album rivals mid-80's stuff even. It doesn't come close to the 60's and 70's demos, but what does? Anyhow, the album is called 'Last Rites' and I would strongly advise you to pick it up.

Moonreich - En Marche Sur Nos Terres
Death Axe - Night of the Slayers

Pentagram - Walk in the Blue Light

Pentagram - Call the Man

Pentagram - Death in the 1st Person

Pentagram - Treat Me Right

Pentagram - Be Forewarned
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Ezophagothomia - Instinct of Inhuman Devourment

Sieges Even - Apocalyptic Disposition

Abigor - Satan's Galaxy

Leatherwolf - Bad Moon Rising

Shining - 21st Century Schizoid Man

Shining - Fisheye

Voodoo Mule - Lettuce Storm

God Macabre - Ashes of Mourning Life

Sigh - Dies Irae/The Master Malice

Brotherhood of Sleep - Into Our Sea of Melting Dreams

What's He Building in There? - Avian Taxi

Drohm - Beyond the Grace of God

Om - Flight of the Eagle

Kampfar - Blitzwitch

S.O.D. - Freddy Krueger

Beelzeb - Mislaid in the Weird Labyrinth of Mirrors

Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
Sepultura - Ratamahatta

Botch - Swimming the Channel Vs. Driving the Chunnel

Deep Purple - Highway Star (Live)

...and lastly, I've finally got another download for y'all.
It's not very often that I find an album that's a) really cool and b) so goddamn obscure that I can't even find it. So, to start off, I was watching a b-grade science fiction film called 'Bad Channels' (it's a Full Moon pictures...more on this in the weeks to come, because I'm hopefully going to write an article comparing Full Moon with Troma Studios). The plot largely involves music, and there were a couple of what I would call music videos throughout the movie. One of these was by the rather unfortunately-named group Sykotik Sinfoney. Okay, so anybody in their right mind would probably see this band name and not even give them the time of day. But, in this case, I saw/heard them before reading the credits and finding out who they were.

I figured it would be something easy to go download, but surprisingly, there is very little info on these guys online. They were 'ahead of their time,' according to their own crappy homepage, and they have recently released a compilation of all their recordings called 'Eargasm,' which I am bringing to you now. Apparently they didn't have any proper releases in their heyday (the early '90's) aside from the 'Bad Channels' soundtrack.

So then. On to the music. The first thing I thought, upon seeing these guys decked out in goofy costumes and playing a combo of thrash, funk, circus and hair metal, was that they were a poor man's Mr. Bungle. The lyrics are often laughably bad, and the tempo/time changes are executed kinda clumsily, but goddamn, these guys actually write some pretty good tunes. Plus, if I'm not mistaken, these recordings are mostly from the late 80's/1990, and Mr. Bungle's first proper LP wasn't released until '91 or '92. Sooooo, either these fellas were big on local Eureka, CA bands, or they just happened to be influenced by the same groups that influenced Bungle (Oingo Boingo is a definite point of reference, as is early Chili Peppers, Frank Zappa, Slayer, GWAR, Devo, Funkadelic and Pantera). Whatever the case, this compilation is definitely worth a spin, and there was an alt-metal group called D.M.T. on the 'Bad Channels' soundtrack that was pretty decent, too. No luck finding their album, however.

Sykotik Sinfoney - Eargasm


1. Mr. Cool
2. Posers
3. Gardeners from Hell
4. Ignorance
5. Maggots with Guns
6. Sex Sells
7. Life
8. Cake Fuck
9. Brain Dead
10. Stupid
11. Daddy Long Legs
12. Manic Depresso (I'm So Happy)
13. Little Ol' Lady Polka
14. Gumby

NOTE: The tracklisting on my upload is all screwed up cuz it's the only download I could find. It's pretty easy to figure out which song is which by what they say in the chorus, but the titles/order/etc. are completely wrong. Oh well, it's the music that counts.