One of the most blazing garage punk songs of the mid-90s. This 45 came screaming out of Japan in 1994 and was set to vinyl by Rip Off Records. TEENGENERATE had a few stellar singles but nothing that ever touched this one.
THE REDS - Yeah, I just got this one because I’m kind of a MARKED MEN completist, but I don’t really like this record when you really get down to it. Also, if I was really a completist, I would have way more REDS records, right? This is like the MARKED MEN if they were more of a punk band. I’m selling it.
REPLICA - Demo Flexi - Flexis are such a joke, but I love REPLICA and I love their demo, so I got this. 5 songs packed onto one side of a record. One of the best hardcore bands in Oakland. I can’t believe the New York Times wrote about them.
REPLICA - Strings - The shortest band in hardcore. Still REPLICA. Still ruling. On “Big Black Boots”, I appreciate using “AAAACCCCKKKK” as a lyric and I always hear the last line as “…and you’re white!!”, even though its not.
REPLICA - Beast - Living up to its name, this one is a beast of a record. Probably the most fully realized and polished record by them. Best bass tone. I hope they start playing shows again soon so I can watch their singer Dharma mow down idiot dudes in the pit.
THE RETARD BEATERS - Pulling Jive - I used to live with these fools and when they set up their only tour, the singer was calling around for shows using a fake band name, understandably, because she was embarrassed of it. These songs still sound really good to me, all out of tune and shoddy and barely held together. I might be their biggest fan. (interested in finding other fans of this band) (not really…don’t contact me)
REVOLUCION X - I tracked down this record after hearing this song in a documentary and deciding its one of the best punk songs in the history of the world. The insert has a lot of info about the EZLN in Spanish, French and English. The other songs pale in comparison to that one that I bought it for, but they are not bad by any stretch of the imagination. It’s more in the hardcore vein than anthemic punk. I’ll never let this record go.
HOT NEW MEXICANS - Wah - Unfortunately, HNM are going to slip into the ether of early-to-mid 00′s indie punk that goes largely unappreciated, but they wrote amazing songs. This record is no exception. Just about everything they did was golden. “When you wake up, do you expect it to be any better? Me too.” If you ever wanna see pure abandon, true tears and beautiful moments, get a time machine and transport yourself to one of their hometown shows in 2005 in a little farmhouse in a field in rural Mississippi.
HOT NEW MEXICANS - Well….Um..Er…Ah - They gave me a copy of this and I let it melt on the dashboard of the van…while I was on tour with them. I’m a dick. Now, I have a back up copy and their “display” copy from tour that still has a price tag on it. I always told them that their name was fucking stupid and that no one would ever pay attention to them because of it. I’m a dick. “The Great Unpaid” is one of their best songs.
HUNCHBACK - Inside / Out - I only have this because it came inside of a used LP I bought somewhere. I was never into this band, but I can understand why people like them. It just reminds me of when your friends stop being pissed about the world and just write classic rock. Oh, just realized the dude from this band is one of the people who joined SCREECHING WEASEL after his whole band dumped him. Cool move, dawg. It’s for sale. For 50 cents. Plus shipping.
HUSKER DU - Eight Miles High - This is possibly one of my least favorite HUSKER DU records, but I’m gonna hold onto it because I love the band. I feel like this record grows on trees. It’s in every record store and there are 48 copies of it for sale on Discogs right now. Why are there so many copies of this?
THE INFECTIONS - Kill For You - Post- RIP OFF’S band and the last good band some of these guys were in. SF garage rock. Good use of minor chords.
So, there’s this record label called, “Rip-Off Records”. It’s kind of my favourite record label. I’ve made it a goal to collect every release that Rip-Off has put out so I thought I’d use Tumblr to document my progress.
This= I own it. This= I don’t own it..yet!
The Statics, Theme 7"
The Spoiled Brats, Jackie’s Never Coming Back 7"
The Rip-Offs, Now I Know (It’s You) 7"
The Rip-Offs, Make Up Your Mind 7"
The Statics, Rat City LP
The Rip-Offs, Got A Record LP
The Makers, Bust Out 7"
Teengenerate, Out Of Sight 7"
The Cryin’ Out Louds, Bloodhound 7"
The Rip-Offs, Go Away 7"
The Motards, King Of Blues 7"
Captain 9’s & The Knickerbocker Trio, Scum Of The Earth LP
The Registrators, Monkey 7"
The Stipjes, Ripping It Off 7"
Loli & The Chones, Makeout Party 7"
The Stipjes, Out To Lunch LP/CD
The Problematics, Bad Habit 7"
The Infections, Kill For You 7"
The Registrators, Monkey 7"
The Swindlers, You’re Driving Me Wild 7"
The Spastics, Cherry Pop 7"
The Chinese Millionaires, Heart On A Chain 7"
Loli & The Chones, P.S We Hate You CD
The Spites, Stayin’ Out 7"
The Registrators, T.V Hell 7"
The Brides, Here Come The Brides 7"
The Statics, Punk Rock & Roll CD
The Infections, Kill The Infections LP
Young Losers, That’s It 7"
The Chinese Millionaires, Detroit Double Cross CD
The Spastics, Live CD
The Problematics, The Kids All Suck CD
The Intimate Fags, Break The Back 7"
The Brides, Bad Attitude 7"
The Metros, Hot-Wired 7"
The Shifters, Don’t Care 7"
The Chronics, First Time Best Time 7"
Rip-Off Records, The Early Ones LP/CD
The Zodiac Killers, The Most Thrilling Experience CD
The Metros, S/T CD
The Wongs, Reanimate My Baby LP/CD
The Reds, Under Control 7"
The Registrators, Sixteen Wires To The New Provocate CD
The Reds, S/T CD
Kill-A-Watts, Mutant Brain 7"
The Exploders, Electric Power 7"
The Registrators, The Singles CD
The Zodiac Killers, Have A Blast CD
The Intimate Fags, S/T LP/CD
Teenage Rejects, Don’t Care About Anything 7"
The Reds, It’s About Time CD
The Dirty Sweets, Bubblegum Damaged CD
The Atomsmashers, Alright! 7"
The Tyrades, Stain On Me 7"
Kill-A-Watts, Electrorock CD
The Registrators, Rare Tracks CD
Rip-Off Records, The Singles Second Strike
The Flip-Tops, All Worked Up CD
Supercharger, Singles Party LP/CD
The Marked Men, S/T CD (Yes!! The original, not the dirtnap reissue)
The Atomsmashers, Drop The Bomb LP/CD
(Un-named Rip-Off Record I can’t find information on.)
The Zodiac Killers, Societys Offenders CD/LP
Supercharger, Live At The Covered Wagon LP/CD
Rip-Off Records, Third Wave Of Hits LP/CD
Los Reactors, Dead In The Suburbs (Re-issue) LP/CD
The Lids, S/T CD
Kill-A-Watts, Circuit Breaker Love CD
The Zodiac Killers, Radiation Beach CD
The Kidnappers, Neon Signs LP/CD
The Suspicions, S/T CD
The Shop-Fronts, S/T LP/CD
The Glazers, High-Heel Romance 7"
Number of releases total: 73 Number of releases I own: 53 (Bumped up 13 since the last up-date, 6-07-10)
The first Marked Men album was originally released on the iconic 90s, garage/punk label, Rip Off Records. The label required that the band members appear on the cover but didn’t specify that you had to be able to see their faces. The album was reissued by Dirtnap Records in 2008.