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The Law Of The Pack : Al Pastor – Strutter

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Everything about THE IMPALERS and their surronding is quite a mistery to me. Every now and then there’s a new side project popping up from nowhere, like MAMMOTH GRINDER and HATRED SURGE (the original bands of the founding members) are not enough. It’s a bit hard to follow, and frankly, they are not the hype type of people, searching infos about them being a real marathon sometimes.

But a will ago, as I was browsing the interweb, I came across of them projects, STRUTTER. As always, I tried to snag infos where I could, but I wasn’t surprised to find litterally nothing, so this time I decided to get my infos at the source, I asked for an interview.

First, I wanted to do a complete interview, to grab everything I could, but I bailed out at the last moment. In fact, this interview is almost too long for this band. Not that I like when bands are hidding themselves, but really, it litterally reflects their mindset, so I left it the way it was. As short as it is, I hope you’ll enjoy what you’ll read below.

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Crucial Records # 13 : Onward – Self – Titled

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It’s been a while since the last issue of this serie, and since the last post in fact. But don’t worry, I’m back with my annoying nostalgia, for the better and the worst.

As FOR PETE’S SAKE just released their killer LP lately, it gave me the idea for this review. I wanted to do a european record so it just fit, isn’t it ?

For once, it wasn’t a hard choice, as it’s the only ONWARD record I ever owned and played on regular basis, and their discography being not that big, it was the right thing to do, I believe.

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Plastic Smile – A SCALPED Interview

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A Eddie LEEWAY Show

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Two weeks ago, I went to Basel, in Switzerland, to see Eddie Sutton and it’s friends play some songs again. Nothing linked to my previous interview thought, it’s a pure coincidence, but who cares anyway, LEEWAY is great, right ?

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Crucial Records #12 : Jerry’s Kids – Is This My World ?

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Honestly, I wanted to review this record a long time ago, but as you might have noticed, I’m quite unable to follow a schedule so I left the idea on a corner of my head. Nonetheless, with the crazy year we had, I think it’s time to write it down finally.

Because it’s a question I asked myself a few times, those days, and if hardcore doesn’t bring much answers, it comforts me to see there’s other people wondering what they are doing here.

As it’s obviously a classic record, I won’t try to convince you on how influencial it is, but just show some love and give my thoughts on a landmark of our musical scene.

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Another break in the vicious chain : Jake – Some Nerve

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Erosion Of The Soul : Lennon – Blistered

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Last year, Soul Erosion almost reached my favorite records list. I listened to it quite a few times and really enjoyed it.
Then, I somehow lost sight on the band, until August, when they teamed up with Decibel Magazine to stream their new records : The Poison Of Self Confinement”. And what a blast.
 Here’s our little discussion with Lennon, singer of the band.

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Crucial Records #11 : Minutemen – What Makes a Man Start Fires ?

By Tieuma

A week ago, BURN landed in London for their first European show. Honestly, I was so thrilled about it, I listened to their records again and again for days, until the show, and I can’t even describe how amazing it was;  Thanks again to Adam Malik for organizing it, I think I saw my favorite show of 2015.

Despite my undeniable obsession with the nineties, I would have loved to witness how the band was welcomed by the kids at their time. Let’s face it, their sound is quite unique, and if afterward many people in New York took that groovy path, it’s nothing compared to BURN. As far as I’m when I first listened to them, I was quite puzzled.

If I’m talking about BURN right now, it’s because when I cameback home from London, after a discussion with my flatemate about how great HÜSKER DÜ and SST bands were, I ended up listening to my old MINUTEMEN records, and I got struck about how crazy it was, especially this “progressive” feeling in the sound, exactly what I found amazing in BURN’s sound. I’m not sure there’s any link between those bands, except for the sound, and I wouldn’t say the Los Angeles band influenced the New York one, but I can say for sure there’s similarities in their approach of music, trying to change the standards in the punk sound, adding new ideas in compositions and taking influence in everything around them.

First, I wanted to review Double Nickels On The Dime, their most recognized release so far, but then I listened to What Makes A Man Start Fires.

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Born To Lose : Gustav – The Hammer

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This past June, when I was still playing in MIND AWAKE, we played a show in Strasbourg with EAT ME FRESH from Czech Republic and THE HAMMER from Sweden, and as I got both band sleeping at my house, I took my chance to interview the Swedish guys.

Their singer, Bjorn, couldn’t answer my questions because he was in a sort of silence to protect his voice, so Gustaf, their bassist, was chosen to do it.

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Making The Worst Of It : Clocked Out

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If there’s something I always loved about Scotland, it’s their accent. It’s like speaking from someone out of Quebec when your French. It’s also a big issue for me, since my ears have an American accent as standard, and believe me there’s a huge difference between the two. That huge difference made me feel a bit confused when I first spoke to CLOCKED OUT, as I would have used a translater really.

They played in Strasbourg last April, with an Italian band called STORM {O}, and we oppened for them with one of my bands. Neat show. Those guys are crazy on stage and damn funny in general. Since I first listened to them back in 2013, I wanted to do an interview somehow, but I never went further the idea of it because I was way more lazy than I am today. So when I knew I’d see them, the idea struck me back and I’m glad I could do this face to face.

After the show I sat outside the venue with them four guys, and a bunch of other people. Crawford (singer), Tony (Bass), Paddy (drums), Mick (Guitars) and myself, on the floor like damn hippies. And their accent. It was a harsh task, but after some times struggling, here it is, their interview.

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