It takes a heck of a lot to get me to sit through a punk album. But this one, which is new, is actually good. Just hardcore enough.

I thought I'd sample a few tracks, then turn off the noise and go on with other things. Instead I wound up listening all the way through. It's a hoot, although not safe for work in any way, shape, or form.

The Dwarves, Concept Album.

I wouldn't dare go to it, but they're playing in Portland on New Year's Eve Eve. Tell the kids.


  1. Haven’t they been around for years? I seem to remember their antics. I was in at the very start of Portland punk, but more of an observer. I remember going to the original Urban Noize club and seeing stuff like The Cleavers and The Wipers. Strange times indeed.

    I kinda lost interest once the skinheads came on the scene, though I did know quite a few of those types from friends bands. Most of them were pretty harmless and also liked hard rock stuff.


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