Monthly Archives: February 2014

Skimmer – Uncool – Crackle! Records

Crackle! is a British pop punk label that I became aware of sometime in 1996 or 1997. I sent some (well-concealed) cash to Mutant Pop in exchange for some American pop punk records and a 7″ on Crackle! by a … Continue reading

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VA – Behind The Redwood Curtain – Small Harvest Records

Another comp from up north of the bay full of bands that very well could have been on a label like Lookout or Very Small. In fact, several were. Underhand‘s Believe In Me was also on their Desire single on … Continue reading

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Four Letter Words – Self Titled 7″ – Self Released?

Please note: this is NOT the English band Four Letter Word. No. This Four Letter Words is from San Pedro, California. This Four Letter Words have a song called “Steel Cage Match” about taking out those guys from Cardiff in … Continue reading

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A Field Guide To Crop Circle Activity Featuring The Auditory Works of Milk-Shed & Grass Patch – Space Cadette Records

We got 16 inches of snow last night, and there’s more coming down now. Chicago Week is officially over. Long live Chicago week. Let’s go to Florida. I need some sunshine. This 7″ has what might be my favorite packaging … Continue reading

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Chicago Week; Vol. 12: Walker/Chemical Blue Split 5″ – Harmless Records

I know I wax nostalgic about the 90’s on this blog often. A time before discogs, before ebay, before the internet as we know it. It wasn’t uncommon for ordering a record to go something like this: Find ad for … Continue reading

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Chicago Week; Vol. 11: VA – Dear Mister Shanks – Quincy Shanks

A 4-song 7 inch that clocks in under 6 minutes from Quincy Shanks records. This one leans more towards the punk side of pop punk, altho if you wanted to argue that it’s not pop punk at all, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Chicago Week; Vol. 10: Various Artists – Planet Minivan – Dyslexic Records

I know, another comp featuring bands whose singles I’ve recently posted. Simmer down. This one is another Dyslexic release, in the form of a CD compilation. This one actually escaped my attention until a friend asked me if I had … Continue reading

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