Five Songs, 8/9/2017

Punk rock, wooo! And, you know, a DJ track.

Dwarves, "Lesbian Nun"

Really, a song title of "Lesbian Nun" probably tells you everything you need to know about what you're going to hear. Punk rock shock merchants out of Chicago, Dwarves were every bit as sophomoric as you might expect from a band that put blood drenched nude women on the cover of an album. I never actually ended up with any of their actual releases, but this song showed up on a Dope Guns-n-Fucking In The Streets compilation. It appears to be the only one of their songs I have.

J Church, "Girlfriend In a Coma"

Yes, a cover of the famously maudlin Smiths song. "Girlfriend in a Coma" is on the short list of "songs I intend on singing at the top of my lungs in an effort to embarrass my offspring". Really, any Smiths song is ideal for that.

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Karl Hendricks Trio, "Pittsburgh's Hottest Babes"

Oh, so we're going to put all of my dead musical heroes up here? That's how we're going to play it, shuffle? This is from Some Girls Like Cigarettes, an EP that got the "Baseball Cards" single added to it for the CD release, and might be my favorite release of his overall. I love the raw production on this song.

The X-Ecutioners, "Beat Treats"

As regular readers know, I'm kind of a sucker for DJ records. The X-ecutioners were a DJ crew out of New York that was one of the very first DJ-only bands to release a record on their own. Unfortunately, this album isn't that interesting, although X-ecutioners member Rob Swift did some fun solo work.

Bad Religion, "Do What You Want"

Punk rock day today! Super long running hardcore punk band Bad Religion was never really one of my favorites. They never sounded like they were having very much fun, so I mostly avoided them. I actually only have Suffer from them, so I'm afraid I can't really say that much about them. They've put out tons of albums though.