Screeching Weasel’s New Album Is Out Today

Punk rock veterans Screeching Weasel have released their latest album today, titled “Some Freaks of Atavism”.  The album is classic Weasels, featuring 14 blistering songs in only 31 minutes.  This album is the followup to their 2018 album, All Night Garage Sale

The album can be found on your favourite music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play

 

The Suicide Machines Latest Album Out On March 27

PRESS RELEASE

It was in 2006 that Detroit punks The Suicide Machines called it a day after 15 years and six full-throttle, super-charged and confrontational albums. The break didn’t last too long – in 2009, the four-piece crew reconvened to play the occasional local shows and embarked on some even less frequent tours. There was no sign of new material – until now!

Check out The Suicide Machines on Spotify

Revolution Spring, the band’s seventh album, and first new material since 2005’s War Profiteering Is Killing Us All, will be released March 27th, 2020. What’s more, this new album full of blistering, rousing songs finds the band on truly explosive and energetic form.  So why now you may ask?  “Everyone just kind of got inspired,” chuckles vocalist Jason Navarro, about the band’s decision to begin making music again. “That’s all. I think we were watching all these other bands ride a wave of nostalgia and we didn’t want to be lumped into that, so we started writing a couple of songs and it went from there.”

Over the course of a couple of years, the band – completed by drummer Ryan Vandeberghe, bassist Rich Tschirhart and guitarist Justin Malek (who is also the drummer in Navarro’s post Suicide Machines outfit Hellmouth) – wrote a total 30 songs. With the help of both Less Than Jake’s bassist Roger Lima, who produced Revolution Spring, and The Code’s frontman Marc Code, who is their longtime friend and now manager, The Suicide Machines whittled those 30 songs down to the 16 that make up this record. While on the one hand, these songs serve as an overview of the band’s career and the different permutations of punk they’ve dabbled in over the years, it also possess the energy, spontaneity and enthusiasm of a band many years their junior – albeit with the wisdom that comes from being alive for a few decades.

Recorded in “about 12 days” at Rancho Recordo – the studio run by Marc Jacob Hudson, who also plays bass for Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Revolution Spring is a powerful and cohesive combination of hardcore, ska and anthemic punk rock. That, says Navarro, was all fueled by “Awkward Always”, “Black Tar Halo” and “Impossible Possibilities”, the first three songs that the band wrote, all of which made the cut for the record.

“We did those three right off the bat,” says Navarro, “and we were like ‘Wow, these are better than most of the songs Suicide Machines have ever written in any form. That was the start of the spark. It was a long process after that because we were very picky about it, because we wanted to put out the record we wanted to put out and nothing else.”

While Revolution Spring harnesses the belligerent energy that has defined The Suicide Machines since their inception, there are, Navarro says, two marked differences this time around. The first is that these songs are particularly personal.
“This album is legitimately pretty autobiographical,” he says. “A lot of it is very personal – about how I am and where I am now and how I got where I am now mentally. I kind of wanted to leave my children with an understanding of who I am as an older person. Maybe years from now when I’ve passed away, they can pick up the record and look at the lyrics and listen to it and, if they didn’t already know exactly, go ‘Okay, so this is what dad is about.’”

The personal component is especially obvious on “Trapped in A Bomb”, a poignant ode to a close friend Navarro lost to suicide that made the singer open up lyrically, perhaps more than he ever had before.
“I completely burst into tears the first time I had to sing that one,” he admits. “It’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to sing. I’ve definitely tried to kill myself, but my friend did it. He called me, and an hour later he was dead. This is me saying ‘I’ve made it to this point, and I wish you could have, too.’”

The second overriding difference on this album is the (relatively) newfound optimism possessed by the singer. He started becoming aware of this when he made Oblivion, Hellmouth’s 2016 third full-length.  “You wouldn’t think this would be the case with the way the world is looking now,” he admits, “but I’ve become a lot more positive about things. And I stopped pointing fingers and started doing things instead – I feed the homeless a couple of times a week with a bunch of friends of mine, I’ve protested against ICE here in Detroit, I’ve done things locally like water drives for Flint – and I feel like doing these things has created more positivity in my head, whereas before I was being pissed off and not doing anything.”

That’s not to say The Suicide Machines aren’t pissed off on this record, let’s be clear on that point. Opener “Bully In Blue” is a breakneck anthem that rallies against police brutality; the jaunty, ska-punk tones of “Babylon of Ours” overlay a harsh indictment of capitalism and American imperialism, and “Flint Hostage Crisis” is a brutal takedown that addresses the lack of clean water in that city – and the fact that nothing has been done to address it. ‘This is what class war really looks like’ snarls Navarro viciously at the end of the brief, belligerent track. Still, he insists, he’s just writing about things close to him, and that he stopped far short of where he otherwise would have done in the past.

“I’m from here,” he says, “so I feel like it’s something we know. My best friend works for the water department there. He’s sold merch for us, so I know a lot about it. I didn’t say ‘Hey, we should hang our governor and kill him’, whereas, maybe 10 years ago I would have. I’m just saying that this is fucked, and this is how these things work and if you think that’s a surprise, it’s not.”
Yet despite all that, and despite the messed-up world these songs reflect so well… and despite this record’s provocative, insurrectionary title – Revolution Spring, is not, first and foremost, a political record. Although it reasserts The Suicide Machines as one of the most formidable and relevant punk bands around, more importantly for Navarro, it documents his personal growth as a human being and where he is at this very moment in time.

“It represents the change inside of me,” he explains. “People might think it’s political, but really it’s me thinking about springtime as rebirth. There’s a change inside of me at 46 years old that’s strangely positive somehow. That’s not something I ever expected, because I’ve been a pretty angry person. And I think the other guys are in the same boat. But I could be dead tomorrow – and I’d be absolutely alright with leaving the world with this record.”

Old and new fans alike will find Revolution Spring an energetic homage to the band’s past anthemic, hardcore, ska-punk roots, mixed with the newfound optimism and raw personal life experiences of the band. It’s good to have them back.
Fat Wreck Chords will release Revolution Spring on March 27th.

Check out The Suicide Machines on Spotify

Canadian Punk Band the Fizzgigs Release their Debut Album Today

Meter Records is proud to present the debut album from the Canadian chainsaw-pop band, the Fizzgigs. The record is affectionately entitled Weeeeeeeeeeeee are the Fizzgigs and will be released on March 20, 2020 –the first day of spring and international happiness day.

Check out the Fizzgigs debut album on Spotify

Comprised of former Belvedere songwriting duo and members Jason Sinclair and Scott Marshall, alongside a couple of rhythm section pals, the Fizzgigs banded together a couple of years back over a shared love of Ramones, Descendents and Lookout-Records-circa-1990-ish-inspired music.

While recording Weeeeeeeeeeeee, the Fizzgigs have had the privilege of supporting Teenage Bottlerocket, A Wilhelm Scream, Red City Radio, 88 Fingers Louie, Mad Caddies, Isotopes, and the Penske File, among others, on stage.

Weeeeeeeeeeeee are the Fizzgigs, as a collection of songs, is a testament to the value of expressing yourself and having fun –not in spite of everything being fucked-up around you, but especially because everything around you is fucked. And not to turn a blind eye, but to remind ourselves of why it’s worth another spin. It paints this picture between themes of glossy nostalgia, bitter resentment, human sacrifice, human comedy, and the end of the world. And does so in an upbeat fashion prone to inspiring movement. You may be a pogoer, a mosher, a headbanger, a foot stomper, a toe-tapper, or a steering wheel drummer… whatever your go-to is, these songs are meant to get you going and maybe even allow you to lose yourself to a joyful moment here and there. It wasn’t intended to be a concept album, but from the artwork (a cartoon character joyfully, if not ignorantly, indulging in a ride down a janky old slide despite being too big, the slide being broken, and the disapproval of waiting onlookers) to the release on international happiness day, Weeeeeeeeeeeee is about choosing fun.

Tour dates:
March 14, 2020 – Calgary @ The Stetson
May 22, 2020 – Calgary @ Village Brewery
June 7, 2020 – Calgary @ 4th Street Lilac Festival

Check out the Fizzgigs debut album on Spotify

 

 

 

 

Megadeth Announce Massive 2020 North American Tour With Lamb of God

The mighty Megadeth took to social media yesterday to announce a massive 2020 tour of North America with Lamb of God and special guests Trivium and In Flames.  Dave and the boys will kick off the 56 date tour on June 12 in Bristow, VA and will finish it off on November 13 in Reno, NV.  Canadian dates will include Toronto on June 29, Quebec City on October 28 and Laval on October 29.

Tickets and VIP sales for the tour go on sale on February 14th at metaltouroftheyear.com

Bandaid Brigade Release Ther First Full-Length Album

Bandaid Brigade, a current favourite played often of Scotty Gee Radio, has recently released their first full-length album on January 21.  The album, titled I’m Separate, features 11 catchy as hell songs that really don’t fit into or conform to any discernible genre.

Listen to Break The Grid by Bandaid Brigade, played many times on Scotty Gee Radio.

Scotty Gee will be playing another track from the album on Scotty Gee Radio on Saturday night between 8-11 p.m. so tune in and hear yet another killer track from this exciting new band.

You can listen to Bandaid Brigade’s new album I’m Separate on Spotify.

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Dave Mustaine’s Daughter Joins Him Onstage for A Tout le Monde

Dave Mustaine continues to make his triumphant return from a battle with throat cancer, and we’re all glad about that.  Mega Dave and the rest of Megadeth continued their European tour with a stop in Paris on Tuesday evening.

Dave Mustaine at the Electric Ballroom, London in 2012

Dave Mustaine at the Electric Ballroom, London in 2012

During that Paris concert, Dave Mustaine’s daughter, Electra joined the band onstage to accompany her father in singing A Tout le Monde from Megadeth’s 1994 album, Youthanasia.

This being 2020, there was of course footage of this occasion that appeared on Youtube.  You can view the footage below.

Good to see Dave and his daughter taking advantage of his good health after a very scary situation and spending some quality time together.

Here are the tour dates for Megadeth’s 2020 European tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves.

Jan 30: Cardiff Arena, UK
Jan 31: London Wembley Arena, UK
Feb 03: Berlin Max-Schmeling Halle, Germany
Feb 04: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Feb 06: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Feb 08: Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsener Arena, Germany
Feb 09: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Feb 10: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Feb 12: Warsaw Torwar, Poland
Feb 14: Prague Tipsport Arena, Czech Republic
Feb 16: Milan Alcatrazz, Italy
Feb 17: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Feb 19: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Feb 20: Budapest Sportarena, Hungary

Scotty Gee Radio Show Notes 12-28-19

Welcome back, Scotty Gee Radio fans to the show notes for the final Scotty Gee Radio show of 2019.  I had originally planned to go for three hours tonight but that kind of went out the window and resulted in a FOUR-hour show!  We had another game of stitch-up for which I will post the clue and the answer later, AND we made the draw for December’s Scotty Gee Radio merch contest.  The main point of the show is that we played some killer music and had a hell of a time doing it.

The Stitch-Up clue for tonight was The Old Punks Deliver Honey Tonight.  That phrase was made up of words from six different songs.  The answer is below.  Now, on to the playlist for Saturday’s show.  Remember, you can listen to the Scotty Gee Radio playlist on Spotify any time you want.

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Saturday, December 28th Playlist – (Song, Band/Artist, Album) (R) denotes a request

  1. Holiday – Nazareth – Malice in Wonderland
  2. New York Groove – Ace Frehley – Ace Frehley
  3. My Name Sounds Sinister – Hallelujah The Hills – I’m You
  4. Hollow Man – Broken Down Lori – Methamorphosis
  5. Can U Deliver – Armored Saint – March of The Saint (R)
  6. Emergency – Motorhead – No Remorse
  7. Shake Me – Cinderella – Night Songs (R)
  8. Tonight – Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman
  9. Poor Girl – X – More Fun In The New World
  10. 4th of July – X – See How We Are
  11. Blame It On My Youth – Blink-182 – NINE (R)
  12. Devil On My Shoulder – Hell In The Club – Devil On My Shoulder
  13. Easy Livin’ – W.A.S.P. – Inside The Electric Circus
  14. Rise – Public Image Ltd. – Public Image Ltd.
  15. Mods Skins Punks – The Professionals – The Complete Professionals
  16. Body Bags – Saigon Kick – The Lizard (R)
  17. Lagga Puzzel Med En Hammare – Charta 77 – Lagga Puzzel Med En Hammare
  18. Drink Some More – Real McKenzies – Off The Leash
  19. Fire Maple Song – Everclear – Ten Years Gone, The Best of Everclear
  20. I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar – Voa (R)
  21. Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife2
  22. In Your Head – Eminem – Revival
  23. PRINCESS – Lil Peep – EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING
  24. Bad Guys Wear Black – Primal Fear – Best of Fear (R)
  25. Money – Single Mothers – Negative Qualities
  26. Too Old to Care – Huntingtons – Too Old to Care
  27. Up All Night – Slaughter – Mass Slaughter (R)
  28. Shake Some Action – Flamin’ Groovies – Groovies Greatest Grooves
  29. One Too Many Nights – Pablo Dylan – The Finest Somersault
  30. Dancing With Desire – King Kobra – Ready to Strike
  31. True Colors – M.O.D. – Gross Misconduct
  32. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake – Whitesnake (R)
  33. Going to California – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
  34. Patience – Mannequin Pussy – Patience
  35. Joni Mitchell Tapes – SNFU – Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes
  36. Just Like Honey – Jesus and Mary Chain – Psycho Candy
  37. Head On – Jesus and Mary Chain – Automatic
  38. Disorder – Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
  39. Rag and Bone Man – Bonafide – Ultimate Rebel (R)
  40. Into the Wayward Part I/Sick – Ceremony – Rohnert Park
  41. Break the Grid – Bandaid Brigade – Break the Grid
  42. Down By The River – The New Roses – Nothing But Wild
  43. Curious – Sandbox – Bionic
  44. Moneytalks – AC/DC – The Razors Edge
  45. Fire Water Burn – Bloodhound Gang – One Fierce Beer Coaster
  46. Easy – Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day
  47. Could’ve Been – Church Girls – Could’ve Been

WOW!  47 tunes over a 4 hour period.  What a fucking night!  Oh, and here is the Stitch-Up answer.

The – Into the Wayward Part I/Sick – Ceremony
Old – Too Old to Care – Huntingtons
Punks – Mods Skins Punks – The Professionals
Deliver – Can U Deliver – Armored Saint
Honey – Just Like Honey – Jesus and Mary Chain
Tonight – Tonight – Ozzy Osbourne

The winner of the December prize for a Scotty Gee Radio mug was Sabrina Lefebvre-Poullas.  Congrats, Sabrina!  Check out Scotty Gee Radio merch!

The next Scotty Gee Radio show will be Saturday, January 4th!

Scotty Gee, OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

Scotty Gee Radio Show Notes 12-18-19

Another early morning, another Scotty Gee Radio show on Live 365.  Firstly, I would like to thank Binnie Gee for becoming a patron.  Every dollar raised helps keep the radio show going.  It costs money to buy the music and to pay for the Live 365 monthly fee to put on the radio show, so thank you again, Binnie Gee and Michelle, who are the two current patrons of The Scotty Gee Show and Scotty Gee Radio.

We had another game which has no name, where I take three band names, make a clue out of them, and listeners have to tell me which three bands or artists I am referring to so that they (the listeners, not the bands) can be entered into a draw to win Scotty Gee Radio Merch.  Here are the three clues.

  1. These guys are no amateurs
  2. People in Kabul sometimes wear toupees
  3. They’ve been taken advantage of.

Answers will be below the playlist for today’s show.  Speaking of the playlist, here it is!

Show Playlist for Wednesday, December 18.

Band – Artist – (Album)

  1. Starry Eyes – The Records – (Smashes, Crashes, and Near Misses)
  2. Dandy in the Underworld – T.Rex – (Dandy in the Underworld)
  3. Hyacinth House – The Doors – (L.A. Woman)
  4. Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica – (Garage, Inc)
  5. Milez iz Ded – The Afghan Whigs – (Congregation)
  6. Strutter – Running Wild – (Crossing the Blades)
  7. Over and Over – Neil Young and Crazy Horse – (Ragged Glory)
  8. Crying in My Beer – Screeching Weasel – (Wiggle)
  9. Burnout – The Real McKenzies – (Westwinds)
  10. Lisa Says – Velvel Underground – (V.U.)
  11. Mods Skins Punks – The Professionals – (Complete Professionals)
  12. Fire Water Burn – Bloodhound Gang – (One Fierce Beer Coaster)
  13. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ – Helix – (Walkin’ the Razor’s Edge)
  14. If You See Her, Say Hello – Bob Dylan – (Blood on the Tracks)
  15. Easy – Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day
  16. Holiday – Nazareth – (Malice in Wonderland)
  17. Sid Vicious Was Innocent – Exploited – (Troops of Tomorrow)
  18. Bodies – Sex Pistols – (Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols)
  19. Head On – the Jesus and Mary Chain – (Automatic)
  20. Fire Maple Song – Everclear – (Ten Years Gone – The Best of Everclear 1994 – 2004)

And finally, the answer to the clues:

  1. These guys are no amateurs – The Professionals
  2. People in Kabul sometimes wear toupees – The Afghan Whigs
  3. They’ve been taken advantage of. – Exploited

Congrats to those that played and are entered to win Scotty Gee Radio merch.

The next show is Saturday from 8 – 10 p.m.  Support the show by visiting the Support page.  There are many ways to do so.  Thank you all for listening and for supporting my work.

 

Bin Jovi

It’s all the same, only the beers will change
Everyday, it seems we’re drinkin’ away
Another place where the beers are so cold
I sell drinks all night just to pay for my home..

I’m a beer man, on a pallet lift I ride
I’m working.. workiiiiin
Wanted dead or alive

Voyageur days i work, i work super long days
The people I greet.. always buying beer with their pays
Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottles that they drink
And times when you drop a case, the beer can really stiink

I’m a beer man, on a pallet lift I ride
I’m working.. workiiiiin
Beer store for liiiife!

Oh, and I ride

I’m a beer man, on a pallet lift I ride
I’m working.. workiiiiin
Beer store for liiiife!

I walk these coolers
An empty six-pack on my back
I cannot sleep, cause I might freeze stuck on my back
I ve sold them all, stubbies, as well as tall
I’ve seen a million empties
And I’ve stacked them all

I’m a beer man, on a pallet lift I ride
I’m working.. workiiiiin
Beer store for liiiife!
I’m a beer man, I got the empties on my side
I’m working (workiin) beer store for life!
All my time, beer store for life
I still drink (I still drink) beer store for life,
beer store for life, beer store for life, beer store for life, beer store for life!

Scotty Gee Radio Show Notes 12-07-19

Tonight’s show started out with the bane of my existence.  The dreaded technical difficulties.  After a few songs where nobody could hear me but could hear the music (maybe for the best?), I took a short break, rejigged some settings, and the show then went off without a hitch.

We did our usual segments, Born to Die, where I go through the list of famous birthdays and deaths on this day, as well as What Stupid Day is It, where I talk about whatever crazy “National ____ Day” it is today.

Born to Die

Birthdays
1761 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)
1942 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat’s in the Cradle), born in New York City, New York
1947 Johnny Bench, American MLB catcher (Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1949 Tom Waits, American rocker and songwriter (Blue Valentine), born in Pomona, California
1956 Larry Bird, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach, executive (Boston Celtics 3-time NBA champion, 12-time NBA All Star), born in West Baden, Indiana
1958 “Ravishing” Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, born in St. Peter, Minnesota (d. 1999)
1969 Patrice O’Neal, American stand-up comedian, born in Boston (d. 2011)
1972 ‘Sunny’ Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Matawan, New Jersey
1973 Terrell Owens, American football wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Alexander City, Alabama

Deaths
1817 William Bligh, British naval officer of “HMS Bounty” fame, dies at 63
1980 Darby Crash, American Punk rocker (Germs), dies of an overdose at 22
1989 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, dies at 55
2011 Harry Morgan, American actor (M*A*S*H, Dragnet), dies in his sleep at 96
2016 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69

What Stupid Day Is It?

National Cotton Candy Day
National Rhubarb Vodka Day
Skywarn Recognition Day

Another game of stitch-up was played with tonight’s phrase being, Tonight, Poor Princess Judy Sounds Shy.  The answer to stitch-up will be shown below the playlist of last night’s songs.  Thanks to Michelle, Binnie, Celine, and Ken for sponsoring songs and making requests.  I appreciate your support!

If you would like to support the show, please visit the support page on this website and find out how you can help keep this show going.

Tonight’s Playlist.

Song – Artist – Album (R = Request)

  1. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fightin’ – Flotsam & Jetsam – No Place for Disgrace
  2. Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies – Suicidal Tendencies
  3. Poor Girl – X – More Fun In the New World
  4. Starry Eyes – The Records – Smashes, Crashes, and Near Misses
  5. Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Great White – Twice Shy
  6. (R) Tomorrow and Tonight – Kiss – Love Gun
  7. (R) Cold Gin – Death Angel – Frolic Through The Park
  8. (R) Everything’s Still Fine – Volbeat – The Strength/The Sound/The Songs
  9. Judy French – White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band
  10. (R) How Come It Never Rains – The Dogs D’Amour – In the Dynamite Jet Saloon
  11. My Name Sounds Sinister – Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You
  12. (R) We’re Breaking Up – Against Me – White Crosses
  13. (R) Tom Sawyer – Rush – Chronicles
  14. walk away as the door slams – Lil Peep – EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING
  15. PRINCESS – Lil Peep – EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING
  16. Liquor Store – The Killigans – Honor
  17. D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. – Cancerslug – Beating a Dead Whore
  18. DVP – PUP – The Dream is Over
  19. (R) – Gave You Everything – The Interrupters – Fight the Good Fight
  20. Goodbye (To My Loving You) – Jackson C. Frank – Remastered and Unreleased
  21. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam – rearviewmirror
  22. Just Breathe – Pearl Jam – Backspacer
  23. Ashes – SNFU – Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You
  24. Because I Got High 2007 – Afroman
  25. Mutineer – Warren Zevon – Mutineer

And, finally, the answer to the Stitch-Up clue was:

Tonight – Tomorrow and Tonight – Kiss
Poor – Poor Girl – X
Princess – PRINCESS – Lil Peep
Judy – Judy French – White Reaper
Sounds – My Name Sounds Sinister – Hallelujah the Hills
Shy – Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Great White

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Cheers, from Scotty Gee!