Remix / Reflix – 3-4

REMIX

Rocket From The Crypt
Group Sounds
Vagrant Records
Rocket’s back to mentally, physically, and emotionally rock your face. The band’s new album, Group Sounds, is a rocket-ship ride through a world of ass-whipping guitars, drums, thundering bass, and alerting horn blasts. Group Sounds is “a little less get-up-and-party than the last two albums,” says Speedo, guitar thrasher and lead singer. If it’s not as get-up-and-party, it’s still equally rocking, yet with more sounds, twists, and bends. This album is more Circa Now than RFTC, and I’m sure fans of older Rocket will be pleasantly surprised. The addition of drum-virtuoso Mario Rubalcaba has added an element of tech throughout the whole album. Get up and go buy the new Rocket From The Crypt album, it’ll be sure to get your fat asses moving and rocking.-C.C.

Smut Peddlers
Porn Again
Rawkus/Eastern Conference Records
Not to be confused with Orange County, California’s punk band, The Smut Peddlers, New York City’s Smut Peddlers are pornographic hip-hoppers. The group is made up of Mr. Eon and DJ Mighty Mi, from High & Mighty, and an underground MC by the name of Cage.Cage might sound familiar to true hip-hop heads because he has some beef with Eminem over some “you sound like I do”-type bullshit. It started last year on a New York hip-hop radio show or some shit-whatevs, who cares? Speaking of radio shows, Beetlejuice (the crazy-lookin’ shrunken-skulled dwarf) from the Howard Stern Show is on the cover, speaks on the album, and is an honorary member of the Smut Peddlers.Overall, Porn Again is super dope and very pornoriffic-it’s one of my new favorite albums. If you ever get the chance, you should check out the video for their new single “Bottom Feeders” with R.A. The Rugged Man-it’s out of hand. That shit definitely won’t be playing on television anytime soon.-A.S.

Nebula
Charged
Sub Pop Records
In case you didn’t know already, Nebula is f-kin’ rockin’! This new album should’ve been called Supercharged. Guitarist/singer Eddie Glass, bassist/keyboardist Mark Abshire, and percussional genius Ruben Romano have added a whole new layer of melodic dimension to their already fuzz-fused rock orchestration. Fans will agree this album marks a true milestone for the band. Put another Nebula tack on rock and roll’s wall of true grit. A fine piece of work, gentlemen.-A.S.

Buckcherry
Time Bomb
Dreamworks
Buckcherry’s a band you want to hate just because they’re obnoxious and lewd. The only problem is you can’t hate ’em ’cause they’re so cool. They pretty much pick up where G N’ f-kin’ R left us after the Use Your Illusion albums. This new album’s pretty much about chicks, drugs, and rock and roll-is there anything else? If you’re a fan of G N’ R or Mîtley CrÅe, you’ll bust your leather pants over this disc.-B.B. King

Monster Magnet
God Says No
A&M Records
Monster Magnet’s the rock group who sang “Space Lord Motherf-ker,” and the band members f-kin’ rip. It’s quite simple, really. It’s rock-heavy rock-with a stoner-rock overtone. These guys blast out song after song about taking drugs (bad stuff), space, parties, the world, and whatever else they do in their spare time. If you want to hear some heavy-driving power rock without the metal growls and mess, check out Monster Magnet. They rock-plain and simple.-C.C.

Hawd Gangstuh Rappuhs MCs Wid Ghatz
2 Hype 2 Wype
Worldsound Recordings
“I think you should view me from the back, so you can kiss my ass,” says Duke Crapmore of the Hawd Gankstuh Rappuhs. These guys are really bringing rap to the next level of crap. This new disc is straight bussin’ poop all over your stereo-it’s ill and smells like shit. You can’t help but get your jam on to this dump. This album is “on point.” Market this biiioootch. Damn, son.-C.C.

Boulder
Ravage And Savage
Tee Pee Records
Pure hesher rock, that’s what this is. Nothing more, notng less. Add some black, super-tight, dirty Levi’s with holey knees, a sleeveless jean jacket complete with rocker pins and an Iron Maiden patch on the back, old-school Reebok hightops, leather wristlets on both arms, a stringy, greasy mullet, and you’ve experienced the sounds of Boulder. Rock it.-A.S.

Raw Meat
Various Artists
Warner Bros.
I’m going to die if Chris keeps giving me CDs I love to hate. The cover of this album has a picture of a male cow looking very angry and that Slim Jim guy laughing at it. I really don’t think it’s funny. Cows are the most exploited animals in this country. Did you know there are over 100-million pus cells in one glass of milk? That’s just ridiculous.My girlfriend’s little brother Jake kept asking me the other day what was good and bad for you nutritionally, so I told him the cold truth: Fast food is an abomination, and dairy is contaminated. Vegetables, fruit, legumes, and grains are what’re good for you. But his young mind was probably quite perplexed, because how can he render the information that all the aforementioned “bad” foods are bad when they taste so good? How could it be possible for the “good” foods to be good for you when they don’t taste so yummy? Why would god do that to us?-J.M.

New Found Glory
New Found Glory
MCA/Drive-Thru Records
If you’re a fan of Blink-182, then you’ll be a fan of New Found Glory-they probably get that all the time. The singers’ voices are a bit higher than those of Blink. On the inside cover, it appears they’re marketed toward young girls and pop fans. The music’s ultra-catchy, super bubble-gum-powered pop punk, with some definite teen anthems in there. The band members describe their band as “Music for anyone who’s ever been in-and out of-love.” That’s a pretty general statement, so I’d change it to: “Music for anyone who’s in and out of love at the junior high or high school level.” New Found Glory will be all over the radio soon, so be the first in your clique to know what’s up with the pop-punk scene.-C.C.

Raging Slab
The Dealer
Tee Pee Records
The original retro rockers from New York City are back in the boogie saddle. Their music is very reminiscent of early Lynyrd Skynyrd and has some Sabbath elements mixed in for good measure. Super-hesh chick-rocker Elise Steinman serves up meaty slabs of slide guitar and vocals that don’t sound very feminine. Check out her vocals on the song “Chasin’ The Dragon”-simply amazing. Fellow Slabber, lead-guitarist/singer Greg Strzempka started this shit in 1985 for nothing more than free beer and gas money, so not much has really changed with the band. (In eleven years, they went through four major labels to the indie label Tee Pee, which they’re on now.) If you like your stoner rock Southern-fried, well, then sit a spell and listen to a lil’ heapin’ of some Raging Slab. You’ll be gladja did, boy.-A.S.

REFLIX

All Tha Way Live
A Justin Purser Project
I like the hot action in this video. Dean Morrison is really cool for doing those pop-shove-to-slash combos in the Mentawais. That really impressed us, and we think that shit’s cool. Also, the footage of the Hobgoods is extremely stylish and radical-that’s right, radical. Other guys who make us go unngghhh-na-na-na-na are Ben Bourgeois, Taj Burrow, Bobby Martinez, and Phillip Watters. There’s great Oz footy with some serious air shit going down.The music’s a mixture of punk and rap-the custom rap songs seemed like a good idea, but they’re pretty busted. I don’t think it’s possible to rap about surfing, sorry. Good job, Justin Purser-this video is a must-see and a good break from most of the crap we’ve been forced to watch.-C.C.

VHS
Surfing Video Magazine Volume One, Number One
Primedia
This video has a Sunny Garcia section, a Joel Centeio section, some old NSSA footage, a boat trip to the Mentawais with Makua Rothman and Kai Henry (dÇjÖ vu), an old air show, and a video review of the hot new surf video, All Tha Way Live. You might want this if you need to have every new video. If you’re a Sunny Garcia fan, then his section will satisfy your need for power gouges. It’s okay to start a video magazine series for surfing, but we’ll just have to wait and see who this one fares.-C.C.

Eat Sand
Isle Groove Entertainment
Eat Sand is a feel-good surf video. It’s not all pissed off like some other videos on the surf market. It definitely has an “island vibe.” This is a good movie to watch during breakfast at Pipes Cafe in Cardiff, California. There’s hot action by Bruce, Kelly, Taj, Ross, and music by some of L.A.’s top DJs, Suicidal Tendencies, Funktelligence, and some other Sublime rip-off bands. Again, this is a fun video with pretty good quality and some happy moments.-C.C. For more info, check out www.islegroove.com.

The Offspring
Huck It
Columbia Video
When I saw the co
ver, I just about puked. I’m sure the guys in Offspring are nice guys, but an all-extreme action-rock videotape with the title, Huck It? As if their last two albums weren’t torture enough.-C.C.

Menikmati
ÇS Footwear
During the past year, skateboarding has experienced what I like to call the “Group-Hug Effect.” It’s been so warmly embraced by all the entities that before either despised it or simply didn’t know it existed (e.g., city councils, local business owners, television networks, Ford Motor Company, etc.) that now it’s experiencing a period of unbridled inclusion and progression.The second reason for this proverbial renaissance is what we at TransWorld like to refer to as the “stay bonus.” There’re currently so many incredible veteran pros who’ve stuck with skating through thick and thin that now we’re seeing the dividends of their investments. Not only are the old guys good, but they influence the young guys, making the young guns that much better.The result? Videos like ÇS’ first-ever video-project Menikmati. Starring both youngsters (Arto Saari and Rodrigo “TX” Teixeira) and vets (Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Ronnie Creager, Tom Penny, and Bob Burnquist), it delivers proof that skateboarding has hit its stride. From crazy technical street tricks to vert, pools, and public skateparks-skateboarding loves you now, even if you’re jacked.So just remember the old saying: “Group hug plus stay bonus equals Menikmati.”-J.P.Your local surf/skate shop’s retail price: $24.95 (A little expensive, but seriously worth it).

The Fugit Flick
A MiraMira.com Production
Fugit? We all know now that anyone can make a surf movie-this flick is a very good example of that. First, there’s the shocking music. Then you have the typical surf-movie format: rad moves, lots of tail, and dudes bro-ing so hard that the dude who made it puts his friends in the movie. One of the guy’s friends flips off the camera-seriously. You can’t help but laugh, why exactly is he giving the camera the finger? He was surfing well, and he got great footage. Sometimes you think there must be a reason for all of this, but you know what? You may never get an answer. That’s the problem with this surf video-you never get the message. What are they trying to say? That surfing is soo coool? It’s better than football? Girls like it? Just like Twister or Scrabble, it’s all f-ked up.-J.M.

Green Room Volume Two
One Eye Production
I’ve decided I’m not going to try to humiliate or poke fun at the maker(s) of this surf video. I’m not going to review this product in my usual sardonic overtone. I’m not going to try to be funny and make people laugh. I’m not going to think I’m better than those who I criticize anymore. I’m tired of being judgmental and having all this power-creating eternal deals and sending people to hell. I’m sick of everyone dropping to their knees in public pleading for forgiveness and mercy. From now on, I’m going to be nice and happy. This surf movie has a lot of good surfing in iview of the hot new surf video, All Tha Way Live. You might want this if you need to have every new video. If you’re a Sunny Garcia fan, then his section will satisfy your need for power gouges. It’s okay to start a video magazine series for surfing, but we’ll just have to wait and see who this one fares.-C.C.

Eat Sand
Isle Groove Entertainment
Eat Sand is a feel-good surf video. It’s not all pissed off like some other videos on the surf market. It definitely has an “island vibe.” This is a good movie to watch during breakfast at Pipes Cafe in Cardiff, California. There’s hot action by Bruce, Kelly, Taj, Ross, and music by some of L.A.’s top DJs, Suicidal Tendencies, Funktelligence, and some other Sublime rip-off bands. Again, this is a fun video with pretty good quality and some happy moments.-C.C. For more info, check out www.islegroove.com.

The Offspring
Huck It
Columbia Video
When I saw the co
ver, I just about puked. I’m sure the guys in Offspring are nice guys, but an all-extreme action-rock videotape with the title, Huck It? As if their last two albums weren’t torture enough.-C.C.

Menikmati
ÇS Footwear
During the past year, skateboarding has experienced what I like to call the “Group-Hug Effect.” It’s been so warmly embraced by all the entities that before either despised it or simply didn’t know it existed (e.g., city councils, local business owners, television networks, Ford Motor Company, etc.) that now it’s experiencing a period of unbridled inclusion and progression.The second reason for this proverbial renaissance is what we at TransWorld like to refer to as the “stay bonus.” There’re currently so many incredible veteran pros who’ve stuck with skating through thick and thin that now we’re seeing the dividends of their investments. Not only are the old guys good, but they influence the young guys, making the young guns that much better.The result? Videos like ÇS’ first-ever video-project Menikmati. Starring both youngsters (Arto Saari and Rodrigo “TX” Teixeira) and vets (Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Ronnie Creager, Tom Penny, and Bob Burnquist), it delivers proof that skateboarding has hit its stride. From crazy technical street tricks to vert, pools, and public skateparks-skateboarding loves you now, even if you’re jacked.So just remember the old saying: “Group hug plus stay bonus equals Menikmati.”-J.P.Your local surf/skate shop’s retail price: $24.95 (A little expensive, but seriously worth it).

The Fugit Flick
A MiraMira.com Production
Fugit? We all know now that anyone can make a surf movie-this flick is a very good example of that. First, there’s the shocking music. Then you have the typical surf-movie format: rad moves, lots of tail, and dudes bro-ing so hard that the dude who made it puts his friends in the movie. One of the guy’s friends flips off the camera-seriously. You can’t help but laugh, why exactly is he giving the camera the finger? He was surfing well, and he got great footage. Sometimes you think there must be a reason for all of this, but you know what? You may never get an answer. That’s the problem with this surf video-you never get the message. What are they trying to say? That surfing is soo coool? It’s better than football? Girls like it? Just like Twister or Scrabble, it’s all f-ked up.-J.M.

Green Room Volume Two
One Eye Production
I’ve decided I’m not going to try to humiliate or poke fun at the maker(s) of this surf video. I’m not going to review this product in my usual sardonic overtone. I’m not going to try to be funny and make people laugh. I’m not going to think I’m better than those who I criticize anymore. I’m tired of being judgmental and having all this power-creating eternal deals and sending people to hell. I’m sick of everyone dropping to their knees in public pleading for forgiveness and mercy. From now on, I’m going to be nice and happy. This surf movie has a lot of good surfing in it with cool waves. The music is good and makes you want to go surfing. There’re girls in it sometimes-that’s good, and it’s funny, too. See, that’s not mean, funny, or sarcastic.-J.M.

Liptocious II: Reel Highs
A Conrad Perez Movie
Performance View ProductionsBob Hope once said: “When I went to see Lawrence Of Arabia, the little boy in front of me grew up.” Translation: Lawrence Of Arabia is damn long. In many ways, Lawrence Of Arabia and Liptocious II: Reel Highs (a new surf video by Conrad Perez) are a lot alike:

1. Both have incredibly talented casts. (Lawrence Of Arabia: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Jose Ferrer, and Omar Sharif. Liptocious II: Ben Bourgeois, Shea and Cory Lopez, Kalani Robb, Bruce and Andy Irons, Fred Patacchia, Kelly Slater, and Tom Curren.)

2. Both take place in warm climates. (Lawrence Of Arabia: the Middle East. Liptocious II: Mainland Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Hawai’i.)

3. While both are entertaining, at some point in each the viewer asks himself if the movie will ever end.-J.P.

SV-1
Volume One, Number One
A Snapping Turtle Production
Here’s a short, to-the-point video that features sections on Pipeline, Chris Ward, Tahiti (with new angles and cool shots), Andy Irons at Lowers, and a Tom Curren interview. There’s some modern air stuff from air shows and a good soundtrack with some surprise music choices. Also, a video game review with Pat Maus gives you a heads up on the latest surf game shit-Visine could’ve been used to get the red out. Snapping Turtle always gives you progress, so check it out-it’s a quick look at what’s happening these days in surf shreds.-C.C.

in it with cool waves. The music is good and makes you want to go surfing. There’re girls in it sometimes-that’s good, and it’s funny, too. See, that’s not mean, funny, or sarcastic.-J.M.

Liptocious II: Reel Highs
A Conrad Perez Movie
Performance View ProductionsBob Hope once said: “When I went to see Lawrence Of Arabia, the little boy in front of me grew up.” Translation: Lawrence Of Arabia is damn long. In many ways, Lawrence Of Arabia and Liptocious II: Reel Highs (a new surf video by Conrad Perez) are a lot alike:

1. Both have incredibly talented casts. (Lawrence Of Arabia: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Jose Ferrer, and Omar Sharif. Liptocious II: Ben Bourgeois, Shea and Cory Lopez, Kalani Robb, Bruce and Andy Irons, Fred Patacchia, Kelly Slater, and Tom Curren.)

2. Both take place in warm climates. (Lawrence Of Arabia: the Middle East. Liptocious II: Mainland Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Hawai’i.)

3. While both are entertaining, at some point in each the viewer asks himself if the movie will ever end.-J.P.

SV-1
Volume One, Number One
A Snapping Turtle Production
Here’s a short, to-the-point video that features sections on Pipeline, Chris Ward, Tahiti (with new angles and cool shots), Andy Irons at Lowers, and a Tom Curren interview. There’s some modern air stuff from air shows and a good soundtrack with some surprise music choices. Also, a video game review with Pat Maus gives you a heads up on the latest surf game shit-Visine could’ve been used to get the red out. Snapping Turtle always gives you progress, so check it out-it’s a quick look at what’s happening these days in surf shreds.-C.C.