We’re down to less than two weeks and the Punk Rock Raduno starts. I’m really thrilled about the idea. Every Punk Rocker from Europe waits all year long for those 4 days. It’s a long party with your best friends from other countries. Anyway, why are we talking about Punk Rock Raduno? Well, it’s because today we are gonna announce DeeCracks from Vienna, Austria are not only officially the first band to play for a second year at the raduno but they are also one of the many killer bands on the HEAD tribute!There are not many things to say about DeeCracks, I’m pretty sure that everybody that is reading this post knows them well enough, I could tell you that I personally really love these guys for many reasons first of all because they are good friends and I have lots of good memories related with them. Including my first show booked in Milan since I moved here, even before IBR was born.What did DeeCracks have to say about HEAD? “We absolutely love pure, energetic, straight up rock ‘n’ roll played by bands with an uncompromising down to Earth attitude! HEAD was always very inspiring to us for doing and being just that! Heil HEAD”The song they picked for the tribute comp is “Killed By Death” which is the B-side from the 2007 ep “Spend the night alone” 7”. Deecracks are another one of the many reasons that the HEAD tribute comp is going to blow you away this summer. Stay tuned for more band announcements over the next few weeks!
Its a new week and here we are announcing the third band that is a part of the HEAD tribute. After introducing the Isotopes from Canada and MEGA from Italy, now it’s time for the SUCK, all the way from USA. I want to say a few words about them. In my humble opinion, this is the band that most fits in this tribute as they define themselves as a Street Rock band, a term proudly used by the mighty HEAD, you can easily see the connection.
As you probably had noticed through their non-stop (relentless) promotion on Facebook and Instagram (I would hire them as social media managers of my bands/label!!) they just released a new album IN-COG-NEAT-O ( one copy left here) that so far is definitely one of the most interesting records out in 2019. And it’s almost unbelievable to me! Why? Because these guys mostly live in different States, probably have no time to practice songs or have band practices And if you ever had a band you know that this is very VERY important. Thumbs up for the SUCK.
Anyway, what song did they pick? Here is what they had to say “picking a favourite HEAD song is an impossible task, we picked No one likes a snitch because Jimmy Vapid wanted to do it”. And I’m pretty sure Jimmy approves of their contribution.
Our lovely friends at Mom’s Basement Records recently announced that during Punk Rock Raduno, you can find a very limited amount of special “Punk Rock Raduno” edition mixed color test presses of the HEAD tribute, it’s very true my friends. So that means basically four things:
- We must announce all the bands before the festival starts
- I don’t know how many of these test-presses exist, but I’m sure that you must be fast to grab your copy before they are sold out
- They are mixed color test presses meaning that you’ll be one of a small group of lucky people who will have a copy of the record a couple months in advance before the actual release of the record.
- You can only get them from the I BUY RECORDS tent.
Anyway, it’s time to announce another band, today’s pick is MEGA, one of my favourite punk rock bands from Italy. I’m pretty sure that if you follow IBR you know this band, we’ve talked about them many times and I’m sure that you remember they already gave their contribution for the Manges tribute.
Is covering a HEAD song with their style a possibility? Yes it is, and they are gonna show everyone with their cover of “They used to call them bums“, which is the closing track on the A-Side of No Hugging No Learning.
Mega had this to say about HEAD “It’s definitely not easy playing rad like the Ramones, it’s even harder doing it the HEAD way. They’re the best 90s Seattle Rock Act… Nevermind“.
And we believe them.
As you may have heard, there were rumors running around the net about a new Tribute album being released by Mom’s Basement Records. We spread the news months ago with a very DIY video clip that you can watch here:
But it’s finally time to give you more details about upcoming tribute album. Well, the band is HEAD from Seattle, WA.. Oh, Seattle… the same Seattle that is very famous for Nirvana and the whole grunge-era, right? Fuck that, we’re punk-rockers and to us, the torch bearers of Seattle is HEAD.
This band is legendary, the mystery that surrounds them probably helped to increase their status-quo. If you’re here and reached this line without closing the page, you probably already know why this band is great. So without further delay, we’re proud to announce the first name on the tribute comp:
The Isotopes all the way from Vancouver, Canada. That’s another band that I really love. I had the chance of doing two short tours with them and I can tell you that they are definitely one of the most interesting bands from the last 5 years or so, so you’re probably wondering what song they chose?
They went for I Can See What You Dig which is off of the b-side of the Powerfist 7” ep, you can listen to the original song here:
Now go back and listen to the entire Isotopes discography and tell me how awesome their contribution has to sound?