Monday, October 26, 2009

Kids of the Black Hole

Like Melissa said, "If you don't like this album, you don't like punk."

24 comments:

sephim said...

I already hate punk, but I'm still going to grab this...

the wizard said...

i was over 30 years old when i bought this record for the first time. I quickly realized, "i know and love every single one of these songs!"

thanks for making it digital for me.

Milla said...

Yes, Melissa is 100% right.

superfan said...

this band/album may have changed my life

Daniel said...

Damn this record is great!!!! Not a single shitty song on it. Rik Agnew was a ripper,man he was in some killer bands.

Ty said...

We're just a wrecking crew, bored kids with nothing to do! Absolutely classic.

Taylor said...

Rikk Agnew! The importance of this record goes way beyond just punk.

cjejons said...

I like punk. THANKS.

Anonymous said...

"Ameoba" was apparently on the soundtrack for one of the Tony Hawk video games. I learned this while out with my much younger 22 year old brother. That song came on and he immediately recognized it as "The Tony Hawk theme song" and was convinced that the chorus went: "Tone-y Haaaaaaaaaaaaawk, Tone-y Haaaaaaaaaaaaawk..."
I told him it was called "Ameoba" and it was an Adolescents song from the 80's.
He thought I was fucking with him until I forwarded him the lyrics. It sucks because now I can't hear that song without singing "Tone-y Haaaaaaaaaaaaawk..."

Aesop said...

Excellent. My 8 year old knows all the lyrics to "Beach Blanket Bongout" and "Bloodstains" because of those games.

z said...

That punk xover thing into video games is teh ghay..

Think on it, this is music to huff glue or do too many pills to.

kris138 said...

classic!

BradethQ said...

I was not aware that I needed this. Thank ye.

William said...

As someone above commented, this one has all ace tracks.

Harris said...

i was about 10 or 12 when that song was in tony hawk...i totally thought it was "toooooonyy hawkkkkkk" too before i got into punk.

Aesop said...

I was about that age when this record came out.

JoeP said...

This record is so far beyond. When I was playing in High On Fire we played the Monster Garage block party and were fortunate enough to open for the Adolescents who utterly raged and did so with a scathing sense of humor. It was the best mohawk talking to I've ever seen. Kind of the way you described the "most violent blow job you've ever seen in the pit" at the Eagle. That good of a talking to. I don't think I can listen to Rip It Up without listening to it two more times.

robert said...

All the songs are memorable. Really angry... about something, but you're never quite what it is (the most representative line being 'I hate all you night creatures') Brilliantly representative of OC hardcore

Anonymous said...

So great. Are bands this great anymore? Suggestions?

Aesop said...

My current favorite L.A. punk band:

http://cosmichearse.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-los-angeles.html

illformation said...

I didn't know what i was missing out on. I always overlooked this album 'cos of the cover art.

Thanks again

big boy said...

Yup, I like punk.

Slobodan Burgher said...

I only just bought this CD in 2009, I had not even heard it before - though of course I knew of the band for the longest time, just never looked them up.

What made me go out and buy the CD?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F74VhcjDwpM

!!!

Toxik Boys said...

One of my first and faves records ever. Thanks you for this post Aesop.