Friday, July 24, 2009

Choking Victim - No Gods/No Managers & Leftöver Crack - Mediocre Generica

How in the hell I haven't posted these two is massively beyond me. I must be on the fucking rock or something. Anyways, here's the vast majority of my high school years in the form of two great albums. Choking Victim/Leftöver Crack are a group of fucked up, wonderful, NYC squatter crackheads who make some of the best ska/punk/hardcore hybrid the world has ever seen. Yes, I still love ska, fuck y'all.

This band is also possibly the most tasteless, amusing band in the world to see and has been kicked out of just about every venue in NYC for over a decade. Lets see, off the top of my head I can remember seeing them on 9/10/02 play the knit with 2 6' (possibly 7') tall paper mache twin towers that they sent a bunch of fire crackers in to. No more Knit after that. Then shortly after I remember watching them get the axe from N6th for advertising their live show with Astroland and a bunch of other bands as "featuring big dangerous pyrotechnics." Normally this wouldn't really qualify a band that obviously doesn't have any pyro from a club... unless Great White just created an inferno in some club in NH and the NYFD sees your flier and decides to shut the club down until they can bring it up to code... thus prompting a bunch of highschool skapunkhardcore kids to stand out in the street shouting along to an acapella version of crack rock steady at the cops/fd Oops.

God those shows were fun. Get this.

Choking Victim - No Gods/No Managers
Leftöver Crack - Mediocre Generica


Jake Money said...

Its been too long.

Jack said...

Yes Jakey-poo, yes it has. I wanted to put up some a//political too but i have a bunch of incomplete shit.