Day 21. #FavoriteRecordFriday THE HARD-ONS - “Smell My Finger”. It would be impossible for me to pick my favourite record but I can pick the one that changed my life in a huge way. I had already heard punk music like the Ramones / Sex Pistols / Dead Kennedy’s, etc. the usuals. And it was great and all but it wasn’t until I heard this record that it all clicked. The moment my ears heard this, everything seemed right. I bought the record, took it home and played it on repeat endlessly until I had enough money to go buy more. This band are the most important band in my life and love for punk rock. 1988 was a bizarre year for me but these guys changed everything for the better. Without a doubt the greatest band Australia has ever given the rest of the world (besides AC/DC, but that doesn’t even need to be said). #thehardons #hardons #smellmyfinger #punk #rock #australia #februaryrecordaday #recordaday #instavinyl #igvinylclub

Day 21. #FavoriteRecordFriday THE HARD-ONS - “Smell My Finger”. It would be impossible for me to pick my favourite record but I can pick the one that changed my life in a huge way. I had already heard punk music like the Ramones / Sex Pistols / Dead Kennedy’s, etc. the usuals. And it was great and all but it wasn’t until I heard this record that it all clicked. The moment my ears heard this, everything seemed right. I bought the record, took it home and played it on repeat endlessly until I had enough money to go buy more. This band are the most important band in my life and love for punk rock. 1988 was a bizarre year for me but these guys changed everything for the better. Without a doubt the greatest band Australia has ever given the rest of the world (besides AC/DC, but that doesn’t even need to be said). #thehardons #hardons #smellmyfinger #punk #rock #australia #februaryrecordaday #recordaday #instavinyl #igvinylclub

One of Australia’s greatest rock bands that never got the recognition and respect they deserved.

One of Australia’s greatest rock bands that never got the recognition and respect they deserved.

The new issue of HEAVY Magazine that I write for is now out at newsagencies around the country. For overseas readers, you can subscribe for a digital copy through iTunes or through the magazine’s official website: www.heavymag.com.au

The new issue of HEAVY Magazine that I write for is now out at newsagencies around the country. For overseas readers, you can subscribe for a digital copy through iTunes or through the magazine’s official website: www.heavymag.com.au

Found this while cleaning up.

Found this while cleaning up.

This record. $1 finds in Detroit.

This record. $1 finds in Detroit.

One of my fave albums by one of my fave bands.

One of my fave albums by one of my fave bands.

USA release of The Hard-Ons ‘Smell My Finger’ EP with the two cuts from The Girl In The Sweater 7” tucked on the end. Bitchin’! I probably already own this but that’s ok cos you can never have too many Hard-Ons records. #vinyl #records #hardons #thehardons #punk #rock #smellmyfinger

USA release of The Hard-Ons ‘Smell My Finger’ EP with the two cuts from The Girl In The Sweater 7” tucked on the end. Bitchin’! I probably already own this but that’s ok cos you can never have too many Hard-Ons records. #vinyl #records #hardons #thehardons #punk #rock #smellmyfinger

Such a great underrated record! Dee Dee was a genius. I love the Ramones. How is it that one band could just be so fucking awesome all the time? Like there was no down period. It was like everything touched turned to gold… Including Dee Dee’s rap album.

Such a great underrated record! Dee Dee was a genius. I love the Ramones. How is it that one band could just be so fucking awesome all the time? Like there was no down period. It was like everything touched turned to gold… Including Dee Dee’s rap album.

Spunkbubbles - Tonight
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For those that have not been fortunate enough to ever hear a SPUNKBUBBLES tune, may I introduce them to you. This is the first song I ever heard by the band so for those that have never heard them before, this will be your first introduction also. Don’t be ‘that guy’ and just ignore this post and continue listening to the same albums you have heard before. Be adventurous and listen to something new. 

HARD-ONS live at the Espy Hotel, St Kilda. August 26th, 2011.

HARD-ONS live at the Espy Hotel, St Kilda. August 26th, 2011.

THE HARD-ONS setlist from their show last night at the Espy in St Kilda.   The encore was: What Would Stiv Bators Do? Don’t Wanna See You Cry

THE HARD-ONS setlist from their show last night at the Espy in St Kilda. The encore was: What Would Stiv Bators Do? Don’t Wanna See You Cry

If you like Australian music but don’t own these then unfortunately there was an error in your upbringing. I’m sorry, it sucks to be you. True story.

If you like Australian music but don’t own these then unfortunately there was an error in your upbringing. I’m sorry, it sucks to be you. True story.