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Mondo Generator – ‘Cocaine Rodeo (20th Anniversary Reissue)’ (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Sometimes an album just doesn’t get the attention it deserves the first time round because it gets overshadowed by something else, whether that’s just the wrong place at the wrong time, or because it never manages to elevate itself from cult following to a wider audience. The latter is probably the case for the debut album from Mondo Generator which was released 20 years ago.

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Dropdead – ‘Dropdead’ (Armageddon Records)

With nearly 30 years of DIY experience under their belts, Dropdead aren’t arsed what you want to define them as. Powerviolence crossovers, thrashcore, grindcore, they’re all just labels that other people apply but this Rhode Island band know exactly who they are and its no more complicated than hardcore punk legends. After all, their first live, in 1991, was alongside none other than the likes of Rorschach and Born Against.

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Mother’s Cake – ‘Cyberfunk!’ (Membran)

They say you should never judge an album by its cover… well they actually say that about books, but Jonny B thinks the same thing applies here. Sometimes though, you catch sight of an album cover and it instantly piques your curiosity, while also giving a pretty clear idea of what lies in wait for you – ‘Cyberfunk’ is a perfect example of this…

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James Williamson & Deniz Tek – ‘Two To One’ (Cleopatra Records)

‘Two to One’ is a new collaboration between two icons of the American and Australian proto-punk scenes – the Stooges’ James Williamson and Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek, who was originally from the same city as the Stooges, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The album comprises 11 brand new tracks penned by the legendary duo. With Williamson of course handling guitar duties and Tek on guitar, vocals and harmonica, they are joined on the album by a very solid band of Michael Scanland on bass, Michael Urbano on drums and Nicholas Stein on keyboards.

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Future Palace – ‘Escape’ (Arising Empire)

Often music can be used to convey very sensitive, and even very personal subjects. There are scores of artists out there who will channel their own personal experiences into their songs, often resulting in something that is instantly relatable. This is exactly the impression Jonny B got when he took out his crystal ball and looked into Future Palace…

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