Friday, July 25, 2008

The Dirt - Motley Crue: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

i enjoy reading these weeks...damn, its a rainy day! what else to do...read and read.... so these week i'm been interested to read this book The Dirt - Motley Crue: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band very good dude!! from the synopsis it's stated Motley Crue was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of the power ballad, and the pioneers of Hollywood glam. Their sex lives claimed celebrities like Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson as well as teenage groupies all over the world. When they weren't appeasing their voracious sexual appetites, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars cultivated their other interests - collecting automatic weapons, creating long and lurid rap sheets, doing every conceivable drug in every conceivable fashion and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty. Provocatively written and brilliantly designed, this book includes over 100 photos for the most insightful look ever into the Crue - the most infamous band in the world. The Dirt spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold over 13,000 copies in hardback in the UK. and i heard that this book - The Dirt will be on movie and probably will be on cinema on 2009....If you have any kind of musical taste at all, you cannot imagine how Motley Crue ever sold 40 million records through their career. They obviously caught the big wave just right and despite their short comings (often admitted by themselves in the book) they made a mint, and then proceeded to blow it. The story is told from at least four angles, and one or two other witnesses pipe up occasionally (though sadly none of the superbabes, whose names pepper the pages as wives, girlfriends and one nighters), and this makes for a soul searching, and one has to assume, honest tale of the dramatic rise, and crashing fall of the most overhyped of 80's acts. It is a great read, and I found it almost impossible to put down. I also found myself disappointed when I finished it, which is as good a sign of a cracking book as I can think of. The weirdest thing of all is that I actually liked them at the end of it (except Vince Neil who comes over as a real dick head) despite blowing the lifestyle that untold thousands of us would swap for in a moment. The ironic message in the end is that they would much rather be like most of us - regular family men - than the most notorious band in rock. They seemed to have gone through an awful lot of trouble just to find that out! This is by far the most entertaining rock autobiography I have read. These guys were insane!! The stories they tell are hilarious and also touching and the book is unputdownable. I definitely recommend this book for anyone with an interest in this genre.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

last issue

somehow somewhere i been cleaning and arranging my room for good condition and so damn lucky i found some hidden treasure... one of it is my last issue of own control records zine that released somewhere around late 90's damn good!!!maybe its already 10 years (i lost the calculation,the date when the zine released?!)and it comes with DIY compilation tape too if you add some $$$.... its kinda like memory...when you are young, you been doing this shit, even your mom ask you to grow up and dont be stupid to publish kinda like cut and paste fanzine, nowhere publishing fanzine(yeah infact we doing it for fun, in the sake of the scene, just for mailorder(snail mail rules!!), we are not like URTV,Mangga etc that can be found in near shop!) and the end of the day, it become classic and nostalgia... everything got moment of time! Quality Of Time like my friend - baba a.k.a the fortune teller @ the english translator said, hehe anyway, my last issue zine is super thick! and this issue seem to be harder work and again contribution from Luis(Abducao Extrema - from Brasil) and Richard(UxPxS - from Holland) really help alot!!and for my personal view, this issue is a NETWORK OF FRIENDS kinda 3 way split zine with OWN CONTROL, ABDUCAO EXTREMA and UxPxS zine... and yeah! this issue is especially dedicated to Yuki Mass Genocide....(a big dissapointed news that tell us the band split up...??)what the hell.... this is great band and great outfit that comes out from Yuki beside her former band,Sink....hail japanese hardcore band! Great interview with Disyouth Attitude from Spain, Mindbreaker zine from Belgium, Dekadent from Germany, Charlie Don't Surf from Belgium, Slap A Ham Records from USA, Phobia from USA, Estigia from Spain, Melee from USA, Terrible Headache from Japan, Autophagia from Greece, Rabies from Czech Rep, Ulcerrhoea from Germany, Brody's Militia from USA and Uncurbed from Sweden wow!!! and plus with South Korea hc/punk scene report , Davao, Philppines scene report along with thick review of CD,tape,7",EP,LP and so on.... such a great issue and i miss those fanzine years.....

something new

we are in own control records try to do different in this blogs compare to our main website.... we try to add more interesting stuffs like interview with bands, records label, distro, penpal, supermodel, filmstar, rockstar, porn star(ooppss....hehe),bebudak shuffle(hehe) records collection picture, best movie/film on planet earth, best food, best hang around place, best horror movie, best records, greatest hometown etcetc... who care?this is our blog, so we dominate it, hehe

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control = to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct, To adjust to a requirement; regulate: To hold in restraint; check, To reduce or prevent the spread of: Authority or ability to manage or direct, A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb , A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

we are in 'pesta thai' in Kluang

we (the four horsemen)kicking ass and hanging around in this "pesta thai", nothing much to do just eat the "real" tomyam, so screw up to all local tomyam,here come the pain....so let me introduce to you the defination of tomyam

Tom yum (Thai: ต้มยำ, IPA: [tôm jɑm], also sometimes romanized as tom yam or dom yam) is a soup originating from Thailand. It is perhaps one of the most famous dishes in Thai cuisine. It is widely served in neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, and has been popularized around the world.

Tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant herbs generously used. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, shallots, lime juice, fish sauce, tamarind, and crushed chili peppers.

In Thailand, tom yum is usually made with prawns (tom yum goong), chickentom yum gai), fish (tom yum pla), or mixed seafood (tom yum talay or tom yum po taek) and mushrooms - usually straw or oyster mushrooms. The soup is often topped with generous sprinkling of fresh chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves.

The less popular variety of tom yum is tom yum nam khon (Thai: ต้มยำน้ำข้น), where coconut milk is added to the broth. This is not to be confused with tom kha or tom kha gai - where the galanga flavor dominates the soup. Tom yum nam khon is almost always made with prawns, whereas chicken is often used in tom kha. Its other cousin is less well-known outside Thailand - tom klong. Sometimes Thai chili jam (Nam Prik pao, Thai: น้ำพริกเผา) is added: this gives the soup a bright orange colour and makes the chili flavor more pronounced.

Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir-frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged, and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics to that made with fresh herb ingredients.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Kluang scene report

Kluang scene started around late 80’s during the glory days of extreme music. Also to make long story short, few bands and also fanzines spawned due to keep the spirit of extreme music alive. As I can recall, the first band that rose from Kluang scene that time probably was thrash band HELLGUARD around early 90’s. They were heavily influenced by thrash legends like SLAYER, MEGADETH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SODOM, VOIVOD, OVERKILL etc..just to name a few. Unfortunately they disbanded and never released any material.

To keep the spirit alive, ex-HELLGUARD members reformed with new members under a new name INCREASES NOISE. With Noisecore/Grind as a new path, they released their first rehearsal tape titled ‘Suffer’ around ’94 and second rehearsal demo around ‘96. Featured in a lot of fanzines, they gained recognition with their releases since very few or probably no Malaysian band were into this genre at that time and received a lot of positive feedback from M’sian scene.

Around ’95 ~ ’96, a GoreGrind band SICKNESS were the follow-up of Kluang’s ‘Grind’ scene. Keeping Kluang’s ‘Grind’ scene alive, they’ve released their first self titled rehearsal tape around ’95. In ’96, their second rehearsal demo release titled ‘Ulcerous Intestine’ made the band recognized securing a name to the M’sian scene. Their third material titled ‘Faecal Disarticulation’ rehearsal demo released around ’97 ~ ’98 was the last release with the original line-up. In 2003, SICKNESS emerged again with their studio released tape titled ‘Empathological Excavations’. SICKNESS also appeared in quite a number of compilation songs mostly taken from the studio release. The band is still active till today.

A lot of bands spawned during that time such as 240 NOISE VOLTS, BOMBSHELL, D.I.A..as I can recall, BOMBSHELL and D.I.A were great Hardcore/Metal influenced band and did release rehearsal demos. Unfortunately these two bands disbanded due to internal problems. However 240 NOISE VOLTS were very and still active till today. A Fun/Grind/Noise band influenced by the likes of the first OLD LADY DRIVERS masterpiece release and PUNGENT STENCH, members consists from INCREASES NOISE, SICKNESS, BOMBSHELL and D.I.A. they’ve released masterpieces such as their first two rehearsal demo were just plain masterpieces playing totally pure Fun/Grind/Noisecore both releases in ’96 namely ‘Untitled’ and ‘Noisecore si Labu Labi’. In ’97, they’ve released a split tape with BOMBSHELL and finally a demo titled ‘Menselijke Arrogante Klootzak’ in 2004. The band is still active till today.

A lot of bands spawned during and after the era such as RECONSTRUCT (Crustcore), released quite a number of self and split releases. UNVEILED (Brutal Death Metal), released a rehearsal tape around ’98, a demo titled ‘Carnage by Disease’ around ’99 and in the same year released a split CD with TRAUMA from Indonesia. NOIZYMUTHA (Noisecore), a new noisemaker in Kluang scene, did release a few rehearsal tape, split and appearing in quite a number of compilations. The band is in hiatus now.

Other than bands, Kluang scene also contributed fanzines and distribution label to the underground scene. Around the early days, the fanzines were The Underground ‘Zine(Metal, Punk, Hardcore) , Skin My Skin ‘zine(Punk), Angel of Death ‘zine(Metal, Black), a few punk related fanzine which I couldn’t remember and the only running and current fanzine is Embrace (punk/rock/emo) which is widely known today.

Beside that, Kluang scene has a distribution label ‘Own Control Records’ which is strongly running currently which produced a lot of compilations, split CDs with bands worldwide and also band T-shirts focusing mainly on their hometown bands.

In short, Kluang had a great scene especially during ’92 ~ ’99 era which was widely respected nationwide and even from our neighbourhood countries such as S’pore, Indonesia and Thailand. Also doesn’t mean that it has not a great scene now, only that most of the band members and the Kluang scenesters has other life related commitments and will still keep the scene alive only at slower pace.

Report provided by:

Jake(Sickness,240 Noise Volts,Noizymutha,Unveiled)