Sunday, May 10, 2009

UTD 10: Working for the Man


Doug joins us for a musical-salute to our household's 66% unemployment rate.

Dead Kennedy's---Take This Job and Shove It
The Modern Lovers----Government Center
Doomriders----Listen Up!!
Devo---Working in the Coal Mine

---The Temp
Kid Dynamite---Death and Taxes
BIg Boys---Work
The Clash---Career Opportunities
Mission of Burma---Fame and Fortune

Dead Milkmen---Everybody's Got Nice Stuff But Me
Billy Bragg---Power in a Union
Wavves---No Hope Kids
Drunk Driver---To Whom it May Concern
The Faint---Agenda Suicide

Jay Reatard----Greed Money Useless Children
Bob Dylan---Maggie's Farm (live)
The Replacements---I need a God Damn Job
Animals and Men---We are machines
Roy Orbison---working for the man

Monday, May 4, 2009

UTD 9: Massimo and Dan

This week Massimo and Dan from Love or Perish visit UTD to talk about pizza and seagulls. Also covered: The Simpsons, vegan coke-heads and Bushwick's uncanny resemblance to the Jersey Shore.



Stevie Wonder
----Sir Duke---Greatest Hits
Plastic Bertrand----Ca Plan Pour Moi----One Hit Wonder Vol. 9
The Jam---Town Called Malice---The Gift
PiL--Rise----Album/Compact Disc/Cassette

Popular Shapes---Fluorescent Bikes Depressing---Bikini Style
The Fall---Rollin' Danny---This Nation's Saving Grace
The Soviettes---9th St.---The Soviettes LP
Darlene Love---A Fine, Fine Boy---Back to Mono
Television Personalities---Silly Girl---And Don't the Kids Just Love it

Green Day---J.A.R---Angus Soundtrack/Insomniac B-Side
The Clash---Hateful----London Calling
Wire---I am the Fly---Chairs Missing
Big Boys - We've Got Your Money---The Fat Elvis
The Fall ---- Blindness---Interim

X---We're Desperate----Wild Gift
Clorox Girls---Vietnam----S/T
Fugazi---Life and Limb---The Argument
Young Marble Giants---Brand-New-Life---Colossal Youth
Exploding Hearts---Jailbird---Guitar Romantic

Friday, April 17, 2009

UTD 8: Psychic Uhuru


Last week UTD went to visit Ben and Peter in their intimate area (Bed Stuy) where we ate spicy plantain chips, took turns giving back rubs and talked about Satanic Prog, 419 scams and respecting Mother Earth. Come join us for UTD 8 as we burn down our bourgeois preconceptions on a quest for spiritual unity.

Gloria---Les Troubadours Du Roi Boudouin----Missa Luba
Little Hand---Skip Spence---Oar
Octopus---Syd Barrett---The Madcap Laughs
Ipade Aladun----Monomono---The Dawn of Awareness
We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago---Hawkwind---In Search of Space
Archangels Thunderbird---Amon Düül 2---Yeti
Fagu---Group Dueh---Guitar Music From the Western Sahara
Brittle Head Girl---Loop---Heaven's End
Don't Take Her Away From Me---Blo---Phases 1972-1982
Evil Woman's Manly Child---Dr. Z---Three Parts to My Soul
Fire---Arthur Brown---The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Electricity---Captain Beefhart and his Magic Band---Safe as Milk
The Orkustra, Flash Gordon---Bobby Beausoleil---The Lucifer Rising Sessions

Background Music:
Beau Dimanche---Amadou and Mirian
The Chase is On---Harley Hatcher
Life is So Cool---Nice Strong Arm
Pet Sounds---Beach Boys

Monday, April 13, 2009

To Tide You Over

We're working on our next batch of shows, but in the meantime enjoy some insanity with The Cramps. Thanks to Massimo for the tip on this one.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Technical Difficultes.

we got technically trashed this weekend. out of commission until next week. thank you for understanding.

Monday, March 30, 2009

UTD 7: HodgePodge

This week was supposed to be psych rock songs with our friend, Ben Harrison, but alas, something came up as things often tend to do. Here's a collection of some of our favorite songs at the moment instead. (Doug makes a guest appearance during the closing banter...)

UTD 7: Playlist

Can't Be Cloned----The Figgs-----Ginger 1992
Soft South Africans------The Homosexuals----Astral Glamour 1978
Punk Vibe----Sweet JAP-----Virgin Vibe 2002
Levi Stubbs' Tears-----Billy Bragg----Talking with the Taxman about Poetry 1986

Fake Kinkade-----Obits----I Blame You 2009
Billy Two----The Clean----Boodle Boodle Boodle EP 1981
Gone to the Moon----Fastbacks----Zucker 1993
Throw Aggi Off the Bridge----Black Tambourine----Throw Aggi Off the Bridge 7" 1992

Tired----Lefty Loosie----100 Miles an Hour! 2007
South of France----Harlem----Free Drugs 2008
Silence is Golden----Woods----How to Survive in + In the Woods 2006
New Animals----The Bananas----New Animals 2008

Hatkarlek----Masshysteri----Var Del Av Stan 2008
Presence of Mind----The Urinals----Negative Capability...Check it Out! 1997
Nights Like Yours----Pink Razors----Leave Alive 2008
Goodbye Toulouse-----The Stranglers----Rattus Norvegicus 1977
Hanging on the Telephone----The Nerves----The Nerves EP 1977

Background Music:

Step into the Light---Archers of Loaf---Vee Vee 1995
Comrades & Friends---From Monument to Masses---The Impossible Leap in 100 Simple Steps 2003
Didn't We Deserve a Look at You the Way You Really Are---Shellac---Terraform 1996
Hi/Lo---Battles---C EP 2004
Slideshow at Free University---Le Tigre---Le Tigre 1999

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UTD 6: Sleepies vs. Haunted Castle

Bonus Mp3 (not for the faint of heart):
Jungle----Electric Light Orchestra (ft. Sleepies and Haunted Castle)

Well, it's taken three days to sift through the marathon of idiotic jabbering that took place on Sunday, but UTD Episode 6 has arrived. We struggled for hours over how to edit all the material down to a concise, thematically cohesive hour of music and discussion. That pretty much failed. Instead, we decided not to really edit anything at all. This week's episode is the kind of thing that should be listened to only to insure that something like it never happens again.

Sleepies vs. Haunted Castle
Part 1
Part 2

UTD 6 Playlist:

Concubine -----Converge (HC)
Anti-Pleasure Dissertation---Bikini Kill (S)
You're the Problem---Cut the Shit (HC)
Quarantine----Career Suicide (S)

I Realized My Error on Harrison St.---This is My Fist (S)
Gimme Some Head---GG Allin and the Jabbers (HC)
Heartbeat-------The Knack (S)
Newest Youth Rebellion----Index for Potential Suicide (HC)

Linoleum---NOFX (S)
Fish Fuck---GWAR (HC)
Destination: Blood!----Orchid (S)
Boob Scotch----Bob Log III (HC)

My Name is God (I Hate You)---Eyehategod (HC)
Uh Oh ---- Busy Signals (S)
Fist Fuck---Dr. Know (HC)
London Dungeon----Misfits (S)

Siamese Gun - The Blood Brothers (S)
Hot Salvation-----Old Man Gloom (HC)
Business Cats---Mika Miko (S)
Sleipnir-----Manowar (HC)

Dueling Banshees----Karp (HC)
Mit Lille Sorte Aeg----Gorilla Angreb (S)
Bro-hymn Tribute-----Pennywise (HC)
Jungle----Electirc Light Orchestra (S)

Metallica's Vision for a Better Musical Tomorrow.

Apparently Metallica believes that the future of music lies in releasing albums through "Guitar Hero" and similar styled video games. That's just great fellas. It's definitely more important to appeal to the army of PlayStation 3 rapscallions who would rather acquire their music collection via television speakers than to those loyal fans who may not have contributed to Lars Ulrich's new, diamond-bedazzled elephant by purchasing "St. Anger" but for some reason didn't mind that aural catastrophe sullying their undeserving stereos and downloaded it anyway. I'm well aware that there are plenty of bands that I love and respect on the Guitar Hero soundtracks (Dead Kennedys and The Ramones immediately come mind) but to turn this into "an expected way to release an album?" Count me out. I don't need to play a video game as an excuse to listen to music, thank you very much. Luckily Metallica doesn't warrant being listened to in any format.

Speaking of shitty metal, stay tuned for our Sleepies vs. Haunted Castle episode which will be up soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Last night Haunted Castle visited UP THE DRUNX. This afternoon we received a message from HC guitarist Jack Drury:

Jack: dude i fucking hate you guys so much



Monday, March 16, 2009

UTD 5: Confrontation

BONUS MP3: Voodoo Glow Skulls Death Threats

This week we gear up for our Sleepies vs. Haunted Castle showdown with some songs about/anecdotally related to confrontation. Other topics include: shit talking, heckling, feuds, epic battles between man and beast, landlords, international diplomacy, nihilism, MTV, and whether or not the snakes are awesome (they are).

We should also note that on this week's show we take some jabs at Haunted Castle and the lip tattoos they've recently acquired. Let it be known that all these remarks were made with beer in our brains and love in our hearts. If anything, it reveals our lack of confidence going into next weeks showdown. That is not to say we won't be ready to crush those goofy fuckers come next Sunday. Now, go listen to Haunted Castle.

UTD 5: Playlist

Yes, I'm Starting Shit----Fleshies-----Kill the Dreamer's Dream 2001
Ska Sucks------Propagandhi----How To Clean Everything 1994
I Wanna Get A Mohawk (But Mom Won't Let Me Get One)----A.F.I.-----Answer That And Stay Fashionable 1995
I Hate You-----Monks----Black Monk Time 1966
Iron Tusk-----Mastodon-----Leviathan 2004

Not If You Were the Last Dandy On Earth-----The Brian Jonestown Massacre----Give It Back 1997
Small Snails---Cheeky-----Choke On A Cheeseburger 2008
Life Is Not Worth Living And Suicide Is A Waste Of Time---Lester Bangs And The Delinquents----Jook Savages On The Brazos 1981
I Hope You Get Drafted----Dicks---1980-1986 1997
I Don't Want To Be Friends With You---The Shop Assistants----Will Anything Happen 1986
MTV - Get Off The Air---Dead Kennedys-----Frankenchrist 1985

Wrong-----Archers Of Loaf----Icky Mettle 1993
Shut Up----Awesome Snakes----Venom 2006
Rent Raiser----Inserts----Inserts E.P. 7" 1981
California Girls-----The Magnetic Fields----Distortion 2007
Platypus (I Hate You)----Green Day----Nimrod 1997

Cobra Vs. Mongoose----Shonen Knife----Rock Animals 1994
To Hell With Good Intentions----Mclusky----Do Dallas 2002
Fuck the U.N.-----Abi Yo Yos------Abi Yo Yos 2004
I Hate Led Zepplin-----Screeching Weasel-----Boogadaboogadaboogada 1988
Everyone's a Whore----Hickey-----Live in Mobile, Alabama 1995

Background Music:

Something Against You---Pixies---Surfer Rosa 1988
Georgia vs. Yo La Tengo---Yo La Tengo---Summer Sun 2003
Argument---Fugazi---The Argument 2001 (This probably should have been on the show...)
Death to Our Friends---Sonic Youth---EVOL 1986

Monday, March 9, 2009

UTD 4: Touch and Go

Last month’s news that Touch and Go Records planned to stop releasing new music made us pause and chew on the following facts:

1) Touch and Go began as a fanzine during the Carter Administration.
2) Big Black’s Songs About Fucking came out when our genitals were used only for waste management purposes.
3) When Slint, Jesus Lizard and the Butthole Surfers recorded and released their iconic albums we were still stuck in grade school, eating paste and flicking boogers.

The only thing us youngins can do to remember Touch and Go (other than whine about missing Gibby Haynes lighting stuff on fire) is pay homage to their legendary back catalog and live in awe of Steve Albini walking around on stilts talking about harmonic percolators ... which is not so bad indeed.

UTD 4: Touch and Go Playlist

Necros---Sex Drive---Sex Drive EP 1981
Big Black---Bad Penny ---- Songs About Fucking 1987
Blonde Redhead----Melody Of Certain Three---Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons 2000
L-Seven----Insanity-----Insanity E.P. 7" 1982
Calexico----The Ride (Pt. II) ---- The Black Light 1998

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
----A Bottle of Buckie---Living With the Living 2007
Brainiac----Nothing Ever Changes----Hissing Prigs in Static Couture 1996
The Ex----Two Struck by the Moon----Starters Alternators 1998
Scratch Acid----She Said----The Greatest Gift 1991

---Werewolf----The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn 2007
Shellac----Copper-----Terraform 1996
Man Or Astro-man?----Structo ----Made From Technetium 1997
Killdozer---Parade----Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys Of The Ruling Elite 1984

Butthole Surfers
---Human Cannonball---Locust Abortion Technician 1987
Angry Red Planet---Sun Goes Down---Gawkers paradise EP, 1985
Dirty Three---Red---Horse Stories 1996
Slint----Nosferatu Man---Spiderland 1991

BACKGROUND MUSIC (who are also all Touch and Go bands):

---Prog---Blue Screen Life 1998
Don Caballero---Ones All Over the Place---American Don 2000
Chrome---SS Cygni---Alien Soundtracks 1978
Polvo---Fast Canoe---Exploded Drawing 1996
!!!---Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)---Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard 2003

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Show #3: The Blues

Playlist Show 3: "We don't know shit about...The Blues" with guest Ross Noren!

The Stooges---L.A. Blues---Fun House
Oblivions----Vietnam War Blues---Soul Food
Vaselines----Dying for it (The Blues)----The Vaselines
The Hold Steady---Barfruit Blues---Almost Killed Me

Shangri-La's---I'm Blue--- Myrmidons of Melodrama (1963-66)
The Ergs----Blue---It's A Celebration, Bitches
Steely Dan---Blues Beach----Everything Must Go
Alex Chilton---Summertime Blues----Bach's Bottom

Captain Beefheart---My Human Gets Me Blues----Trout Mask Replica
Bob Dylan---Subterranean Homesick Blues----Bringing it all Back Home
F.Y.P.----Chastity Belt Blues----My Man Grumpy
Mink DeVille---Let Me Dream if I Want to (Amphetamine Blues)---No Thanks! The 70's Punk Rebellion

The Mekons---Folsom Prison Blues--- (Live)
Phil Ochs----Talking Vietnam Blues---All The News That's Fit To Sing
Dead Moon---I Hate the Blues---Crack in the System
Grinderman---No Pussy Blues---Grinderman

NOTE: Due to the bootleg nature of our program, the audio levels are a little screwy this week . We appreciate your understanding.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rock Your Asses, Wipe Your Feet.

So Converse recently released a line of Pink Floyd signature All Stars...

Add these to a growing list of band inspired footwear. What with declining record sales and a crumbling economy, methinks this might be an interesting solution?...probably not. Until Armani puts out the Tom Waits alligator skin loafers, here are some of my favorite rock and roll shitkickers...

(ok, I would totally rock the Descendents ones...)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Show 2: Covers

The Ramones---R.A.M.O.N.E.S----Motorhead
Bloodweiser--When You Were Mine--Prince
The Breeders---Happiness is a Warm Gun----The Beatles
Cap'n Jazz---Take On Me---Ah Ha

The Index---8 Miles High--The Byrds
Raincoats---Lola--The Kinks
Blood Brothers---Under Pressure---David Bowie and Freddie Mercury
Nancy Sinatra----It Ain't Me Babe---Bob Dylan

Big Black---The Model---Kraftwerk
Pixies---In Heaven ---- Written and Performed for Eraserhead by Peter Ivers
Sonic Youth---Superstar---The Carpenters
Cake---I Will Survive----Gloria Gaynor

Green Day---My Generation---The Who
TV on the Radio---Mr. Grieves---Pixies
Operation Ivy---These Boots Are Made For Walking (One of These Days)----- Nancy Sinatra
Lovesongs---It Turned into a Medley---Misfits


Saturday night Up the Drunx snuck out and went to see a bunch of weirdos play music. Amps were toppled, Sleepies were heckled, beer cans were thrown, O.T.H. covered T.L.C. and Haunted Castle drank what appeared to be vodka from a giant machine gun/played their first show.

Old Testament Heroes tellin' shit like it is.



Haunted Castle

Dan Bones of Haunted Castle

Duggernaut of Haunted Castle. And yes, that is a picture of a horse vivisection on his t-shirt.

Haunted Castle

Cartoon metal head Jack Crank. Much to the disappointment of all the Sleepies, Jack's band turned out to be rather un-heckle-able. To compensate we spent most of the time throwing garbage.


Thanks to Jack, Dan and everyone residing at Orange Owl for opening up your home to potential destruction.


Do yourself a favor. Go see Pygmy Shrews.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

UTD Show #1

Welcome to Up the Drunx. Click the image above to listen to our first show. It's kind of rough around the edges...just like us.

Playlist: Up The Drunx Show #1

Screeching Weasel----Dingbat---Boogadaboogadaboogada
Coachwhips-----You Ain't Gonna Get It"-----Bangers vs. Fuckers
Nomeansno----"Rags and Bones"----Wrong
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks---"Orphans"---Pink

Archers of Loaf-----"Hate Paste"---Icky Mettle
Yaphet Kotto-----"Torn Pictures"---------The Killer Was in the Government Blankets
Challenger----"Unemployment"-------Give the People What They Want in Lethal Doses
Marnie Stern----"Steely"---
This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That

The Phantom Surfers----"Sheena was a Punk Rocker"---Skaterhater
Tom Waits---"The Return of Jack and Judy"------Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards [Disc 1- Brawlers]
Operation Ivy------"Sound System"------Energy
Zero Boys----"Living in the 80s"-----Vicious Circle

The Gits----"Another Shot of Whiskey"---Frenching the Bully
Wipers---"Messenger"---Over the Edge
Hot Cross---"Between Minutes and Miles"---New Set of Lungs EP
Karp---"Connect 5"---Suplex

Screaming Females---Boyfriend----What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.?
Let Me Crazy---I am---Virgin Metal
Galaxie 500---"Tugboat"---Today

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