(Alternative Music Press)
Column & Review
By JESSE LUSCIOUS
(Andy Rooney voice:) You
ever notice how there's a Business section in your paper but no Labor
section? Isn't that weird?
Alright, enough of the serious
stuff, let's rock!
The headings in this month's column are from the Pop-O-Pies, a San Francisco
oddball band who put out 3 LPs and a single from the early 1980's through
the early 1990's. Marshal Stax, veteran KALX dj and ex-Blatz and
ex-Subincision member, exposed us to the Pop-O-Pies tune "Fascists
Eat Donuts," more popularly known as "Donuts." So
simple that even I can play it on guitar, it's a one-chord song with the
chorus "Make those donuts with extra grease, this batch is for the
chief of police (repeat)." We've played it live in every band
I've been in from Blatz on, which says something (probably about our lack
of imagination!) about the timelessness and simplicity of the song.
Shut Up and Listen
Okay, I'm still wading through
the last of 2003's records, so this list of current kick ass records includes
some 03s. Pop-O-Pies "Anthology 1984-1993" (pop-o-pie.com),
From Ashes Rise "Nightmares" (Jade Tree), Whiskey Sunday "s/t"
(Ancestor), Pipe Down "Mental Weaponry" (A-F), Joe Strummer
and the Mescaleros "Streetcore" (Hellcat), Nausea "Punk
Terrorist Anthology Vol. 1" (Hellbent), King Africa "Buena Onda"
(Fonovisa), Evaporators "Ripple Rock" (Alternative Tentacles),
Pink "Try This" (Arista), Paris "Sonic Jihad" (Guerilla
Funk), Toys That Kill "Flies" (Asian Man), Street Dogs "Savin
Hill" (Crosscheck), Briefs "The Joy of Killing" (Lollipop),
and V/A "War (If it feels good, do it)" (Hip Hop Slam).
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