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Joer, right the other day was thinking: "Joer, or was worth to him to the GG Allin not to record another disc not them Jabbers, they do not molaban nor anything" and the 3 days or that way I listen to this. This is parecidííííísimo to the Jabbers but with single the worse ones (puro jevi, but malísimos), and a little slower. Even so for Granted are songs like "Don't Take me" that ARE NAILED to the Jabbers (peromás rockers).. bad or good? Good of course, the Jabbers was the only good group that it had GG (good, the disc with the Scumfucs is not badly absolutely).

As all the one of Rave Up or you know, that is not of 1ª division. or knows everybody to it. They are groups that were not successful and compiles its material. Some bad good songs and the majority, but this time is a little better the normal thing. Then already you know, if you like the Jabbers, the KBD and the proto-punk more rocker you liked. July 27, 2002

You also get reviews of some New England punk and pop pioneers. First up is Dennis Most and the Instigators and their primal, sex-strewn, garagey rockers from the past on Rave Up, read that review here:

Dennis Most and The Instigators

Excuse My Spunk

Rave Up Records

This slab of twelve inches contains a collection of tunes penned and sung by Dennis Most, a New England vocalist/song-writer who was sniffling out tunes before punk was punk and is still going strong today, afterpunk was punk. This material spans '76 to '83 and does its job of giving the listener a brief and satisfactory run-in with Most.

If the title isn't enough to excite your ears then you're too far gone. The title track isn't as classic as it could be (not a bad tune, but any song with spunk in it's title had better really deliver), but there are plenty more ear-perking titles that deliver the goods. The back of the sleeve nix one of those titles and proclaims KINGS OF SLEAZE! A better statement I couldn't make myself. With more sex-derived titles such as "Penetrate," "Beneath Me Queen," and "Sex is an Artform;" your lustometer will have no trouble licking the red.

As for sounds: there's no constant as this material covers seven or so years and was recorded under different circumstances with different musicians. However, the general idea is bashing garage-on-the-cusp-of-punk tunes often with a slight metal tint in the solos. Many songs have a Nuggets feel, Most is a huge '60s garage fan and his music reflects that love, but other tunes can be a bit quirkier. "I Hate Mel Torme" is lo-fi and punky with less of a sex snarl from Most and more of a cranky, helium-sucking delivery.

Recommended for fans of a less-snotty, not so beat-you-over-the-head ROCK and roll Dead Boys and other garage wailing punk rockers, and those who yearn to uncover dusty legends amongst the punk underground.


'What We Do Is Secret' by Henry Yu

"We also received some kind words from Dennis Most (of DENNIS MOST AND THE INSTIGATORS), who will be traveling to Italy very soon to play a few gigs in support of their recent Raveup release. How cool will that be? Sitting in a piazza sipping a cappucino and tapping your toes to the twisted roots of vintage US punk rock?"

"MAXIMUMROCKNROLL" January 2002 issue

'What We Do Is Secret' by Henry Yu

"DENNIS MOST AND THE INSTIGATORS were a Massachusetts band best known for their "Excuse My Spunk" 45, which is naturally included as the lead off to Rave Up #19, the EXCUSE MY SPUNK LP. While the title track deserves its status as a minor KBD record (decent proto-punk with cool drum fills that sound like the EMBARRASSMENTS' "Sex Drive" 45), it's the heretofore never released sessions mostly from ' 83 that provide solid entertainment, resulting in a pretty fuggin' fine record overall.

First, the history. The band was proto all the way, with the usual suspects providing inspiration: ALICE COOPER, NY DOLLS, STOOGES and 60s garage underneath it all. Then it's the look. Dennis Most in his various incarnations from the wild MC5 cum black t-shirt look to the short 60s mop with the paisley jacket---a decidedly non-punk mustache the only constant. The non-uniformed punk look: patchwork bell bottomed jeans and mirror shades further the credibility.

The credits for the post-KBD era ' 83 sessions look like the music will suck: acoustic guitar and synthesizer? Tambourine? One can hardly contain the excitement of a piano tinkle violating a potential punk killer (save maybe the 'TITS' "Daddy is My Pusher", which use it to grim effect). However, "Penetrate" comes on and there's no question. This is driving punk rock that belies its instrumentation. All of the ' 83 sessions are better than decent punk, with stand-outs such as "I Hate Mel Torme", "Ad-Vice Grip", and "King of Sleaze". Dennis Most himself being the only constant among the different sessions, it's clear that he was the musical brains behind the band. While his liner notes are a bit thin (more info about the specific sessions and the making of the 45 as well as the history if the lineups he played thru woulda been cool), Rave Up has done a nice packaging job on this solid release.