Thursday, December 30, 2004

Earthquake Shake

Well.... I hesitate to post this one. The last thing I want to do is appear insensitive to the calamity and chaos that is South Asia the past couple of days. Calling the disaster an epic and tragic event is an understatement. That said, this is an MP3 blog, and dammit if I don't like to stay on top current events. Nothing digitized from Tsunami so I went the earthquake route.

The Skunks - Earthquake Shake.mp3
A prime example of why the Killed By Death, Bloodstains, Hyped2Death comps are so essential. "Earthquake Shake" is the b-side to the Skunks first single, released in 1979, that was included on the killer Bloodstains Across Texas LP. A rough and cool mid-tempo track.

More info:

* Young, Loud, and Cheap - an overview of the band
* A thorough early Texas punk discography via the incomparable CollectorScum.com

More Importantly:
* A list of tsunami relief organizations from Daily Kos