This list has a lot of variety on it but is just a small part of what I listen to. Keep checking my Spotify. I will add a lot of things you won't expect. New things, old things, and stuff you may have NEVER heard! Have a great end of this year and may you all have a great next year full of happiness, health, and success!


1. THE BUSINESS - STEP INTO CHRISTMAS
The Business - So many classics to choose from but Tis the season so. I Fuckin Love you and miss you Micky Fitz see you on the other side my brother! Merry Xmas everyone

2. MARVIN GAYE - WHAT'S GOING ON
And if you don’t like or love this album. There is something seriously wrong! 

3. BLACK UHURU - SHINE EYE GAL
If you don’t already know, you need to find out.

4. SYMARIP - SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP
That’s ALL I got to say! 

5. KILLING JOKE - REQUIEM
Some things can’t be said enough and yet some things shouldn’t need to be said at all! Killing Joke is one of those things! There I said it! 

6. THE RUTS - SOMETHING THAT I SAID
And this one, I shouldn’t have to say anything.

7. GENERATION X - KISS ME DEADLY
This album kicked my ass when it came out. the guitar playing it still stands up to anything to this day, the musicianship in general was on another level better musicians then most punk bands and say talk all shit you want Billy has a great fuckin voice which is one of the reasons he is the star that he is and he's a really nice guy.

8. CIRCLE JERKS - PAID VACATION
I could literally pick any song from this record. This in my NOT so humble opinion is one of the greatest hard-core records of all time. I was lucky to play with them at their first New York show, these guys were complete and total game changers the songs were so short and so fast it was a brand new era in punk rock and kind of the beginning of what we now call Hardcore it was happening everywhere punk bands were getting faster less fashion conscious more to the point and this band this line up was one of the greatest tightest best hard-core bands I ever saw live. 

9. BLACK FLAG - RISE ABOVE
I could pick any number of Black Flag songs from any number of their records but this one was kind of like an anthem at the time and totally inspired the beginning of Pull Me Push me by Cro-mags. I picked the version from Damaged. Ok we all know the songs on this album existed in many different versions with many different vocalists, all of them great. They have had maybe the most vocalists out of any HC / Punk band i can think of but this particular album was SOOO Explosive it literally sounded like an explosion each song or a truck hitting the front of your apt at full speed and Henry was one of the MOST intense front men of the era and anyone who saw them live would probably agree and if not fuck em (just kidding don’t get all worked up you cyber cry babies lol). I loved all their singers but Henry definitely raised the bar for all future HC frontmen. I think we can probably agree on that.

10. GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE - THE MESSAGE
 This was like the New York anthem when it came out. As far as I’m concerned it was the first hip-hop that really brought it down to reality. Real street life shit. It wasn’t silly bragging and boasting and nonsense lyrics. It was real shit about real hood life drama. This was my generation's version of New York New York LOL and as far as I’m concerned it set the pace for all hard-core street gangsta rap whatever you wanna call it. This was the starting point when all that shit got real. Didn’t matter where I was when this song came on I felt like right then and there was New York no matter where the fuck I was.

11. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - SUSPECT DEVICE
One of the greatest punk albums of ALL TIME!!!! Unlike most “Punks” etc They were living in a fucking war zone and screaming about real life shit it wasn’t some fashion statement accompanied by music it was real! I was in Ireland in 1980 and it was no joke that’s where I got my head shaved. It left a huge imprint on me. Being in riots seeing punk rockers and skinheads fighting against the cops and RUC that shit was real. This as far as I’m concerned is what real punk rock is all about!
12. JOHN COLTRANE - MY FAVORITE THINGS
One of my all-time favorite albums ever since I first started listening to music and still to this day.
13. THE LAST RESORT - FREEDOM
One of my favorite albums from that time period. Finally there was a soundtrack for a night of violence. I was in a really dark place in my life back then. I have a lot of regrets but who can say they don’t have regrets from their youth. If you have no regrets and you haven’t made some mistakes and done some wrong you haven’t really lived or you have lived a really sheltered life. Not me. But better than regret or remorse is learning and moving forward in a positive way. You can live with regret, self loathing and beat yourself up or you can try to live a positive life and try to improve on yourself and on the lives of others. Anyway… Classic Skinhead album.
14. THE SPECIALS - CONCRETE JUNGLE
OK if you were into punk in the late 70s 1980 and you didn’t get into Ska you probably weren’t actually alive in the late 70s or1980s LOL. In those days you could enjoy so much great music and the ska explosion hit hard. A lot of great remakes of old classic ska A lot of great new music coming out of bands like madness, the specials selector and so many others. Stimulators even got to open up for Madness on their first US tour. For a brief time I was only rocking suits and dancing at the clubs LOL but soon I realized I was much more into steel toed boots and kicking ass and listening to Cockney Rejects and All the new punk that was coming out that would eventually be called Oi bands like the angelic upstarts and so many other classics. It was a great time for music.
15. SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES - HAPPY HOUSE
Another amazing band. I loved their early stuff but this album was an absolute gem of psychedelic punk and the precursor to most of the psychedelic goth punk type shit that was to come. I remember in the late 70’s 1980 it was OK to be into punk bands and early hard-core bands as well as Siouxsie and the banshees or the Buzzcocks undertones reggae ska or whatever there wasn’t so many rules that in my opinion turned the scene into kind of a suck fest. Siouxsie and the banshees put on some of the best shows I ever saw live back then And I can tell you as a 13 year old boy (that I was) - she was fucking amazing LOL great band! I will always remember those shows. Game changing album!
16. X-RAY SPEX - OH BONDAGE UP YOURS!
Another classic. First generation punk bands and first generation hard-core bands had one thing in common Besides the lineage. they all had a unique sense of self. They all had their own sound, their own vibe and look there wasn’t a textbook look sound or a set standard yet. The second and third generations started turning into a copycat fest. That’s why I get irritated when I hear bands imitating riffs, looks and styles 30 years after the fact. It’s one thing to be inspired by others, it's another thing to imitate and copy them. Inspiration keeps things evolving, imitation turns into fashion stereotypes and generic bullshit. If I was a young kid starting out now I don’t think I would be playing “hard-core” I would be playing something new and different, possibly inspired by hard-core or metal or whatever else but I wouldn’t be re-creating someone else’s past. I would be creating my own present and future It would probably be some kind of aggressive fusion of Jazz Hardcore and metal.
17. RAMONES - BEAT ON THE BRAT
I could literally pick 20 of their songs. Before these guys it was Rock Vs Disco and Disco Vs Rock after them it was Disco Rock and everybody else Vs us LOL we all owe these guys!!! I can't honestly remember the first time I saw them. I think it was at a loft party. I was good friends with them, my aunts went to the same high school. They showed the world that a bunch of poor glue huffing kids with no hope from nowhere could change the world!!!! They took music away from the Virtuosos and the Rock stars and gave it back to the kids! They proved that you can take 3 or 4 notes and write a fucking classic that can stand the test of time for ever and ever!!!! God Bless the RAMONES!!!! That's right! Punk Rock started in QUEENS NY!!!!! Love UK Punk Love the MC 5 and the Stooges etc but Punk Rock started in Queens ;) If you never saw it check out Ramones Live in London at the Rainbow 1977 that was a game changing gig!!!!! Every big Punk band from the UK was at that show and they all walked away like DAMN!!!!!!!
18. THE DAMNED - NEAT NEAT NEAT
One of the things I love about these guys is that they were always changing and they didn’t stick to the same repeat cycle over and over that most bands do. Out of all their records Damned Damned Damned and Machine Gun etiquette  are my absolute favorite. The first lineup was unstoppable. I love the way Brian James played guitar on it but then the captain came in and turned it to another level. The captain is One of my favorite guitarists of all time. I’m lucky to have played with these guys back on the machine gun etiquette tour and recently four times with the Misfits. I have some great stories about these guys. Love the Damned Damned Damned!!! For life life life!!!

19. THE CLASH - JANIE JONES
I picked that song cause it was the first one i heard. Their first two albums are two of the greatest albums by one of the greatest punk bands ever. These guys changed my life in so many ways, especially by the way they treated me. It was life-changing. It meant a lot to me to meet some of my musical heroes and for them to treat me the way they did granted I was a kid. But that meant a lot to me and is the reason why I’ve always taken time to talk to fans and sign whatever they need and treat them with the respect that those guys treated me cause I know how much it means. Of course these days that opens a lot of doors to a lot of asshole encounters and weird shit but what can you do LOL things have changed a lot since those days . I have some great stories about these guys. Some of them are in my book.

20. STEVIE WONDER - AS
21. HERBIE HANCOCK - DOIN' IT
22. HERBIE HANCOCK - WATERMELON MAN
Stevie Wonder Music in the key of life and Herbie Hancock Secrets and Headhunter were the first three albums I purchased with my own money. Still love them. Then came Punk Rock!!! ;) 
23. JIMMY CLIFF - THE HARDER THEY COME
One of the first albums I ever owned. I still love it and listen to it regularly.

24. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - LIVELY UP YOURSELF- LIVE AT THE PAVILLON DE PARIS, 1977
One of the albums I have spun more times than any other in my life. I was listening to this album when I was a little kid way before punk rock was even a thought and I still play it often.

25. AGNOSTIC FRONT - VICTIM IN PAIN
In my Not so humble opinion this is the Best NYHC album. It is Pure Hardcore done New York style. What we did was a little different. They along with bands like the Mob the Influence and others were some of the real pioneers of NYHC and although I had been in bands a little longer they really set the pace for NYHC. Then Cro-Mags came and took it to another place that first generation of NYHC bands had a lot of diversity each had their own style but the majority of the bands that followed them were copycat bands trying to sound like other HC bands . AF had their own thing and have kept it going. RESPECT.

26. COCKNEY REJECTS - BAD MAN
OK Sham 69 was definitely the precursors to Oi and they’re definitely one of my favorite Punk bands from back then. Tell us the Truth is a fucking classic, but in my NOT so humble opinion the Rejects were the first and the best Real Oi band ever and were one of my favorite bands of that era. Still have greatest hits volume one and two and all of the singles. Real street Punk with a boot boy attitude!!!

27. DEAD BOYS - SONIC REDUCER
This was one of the first real Punk bands I saw at CBGB also one of my first Punk albums (Thanks mom). They did two sets,and at the end of the first set Stiv hoisted himself up by his ankles with a rope or a noose and kept dropping himself on his head onto broken glass. I think he had to get stitches. For the second set he also threw a open jar of bugs into the crowd which had bolted seats all the way up to the front of the stage back then it sent all these people scrambling who had just came in to see a show but didn't know what they were gonna see. Lol some funny memories from that show and those days... First time I went to CBGB I was around 7. Great band, great album, insane times. I got some good Cheetah and Stiv stories.

28. SEX PISTOLS - HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN
Ok I know its Popular to talk shit about the Sex Pistols these days amongst "Punks" because of Johnny Rotten’s politics and Sid’s swastikas and so on. But the fact remains that Most Punk rockers worldwide especially the old school ones owe them their "Punk Rockness”. Yeah sure there were tons of great Punk bands but I don’t give a fuck what anyone says this album was the one that kicked the doors in on the world and taught it what Punk Rock was! And still to this day it is a great album with great production and great songs and i for one still LOVE the Sex Pistols and always will. Fuck everyone who hates on them. Try to do something as significant yourself and maybe i will give a fuck what you have to say until then not really. Thank God for this album I’m sorry I mean Thank the Sex Pistols for this album. It changed my fucking life!!! And i still have all their singles as well. Sex Pistols fan for life Fuck the shit talking posers out there go listen to Rancid or something LOL.

29. BAD BRAINS - I
This has to be the band and recording that did more for me then just about any other.for a number of reasons despite it being a four track recording it is in my NOT so humble opinion one of the greatest recordings of all time Shout out to Jay Dublee Aka Jerry Williams ,it is raw and perfect. its such a great mix of songs and they were like family to me I was there for those sessions they recorded them 2 blocks from my moms house and i tell you this growing up watching them play was one of the biggest inspirations to me ever. There are a lot of records that i love many genres many eras and styles all the classics that i love, the Clash Sex Pistols Coltrane Miles Marley even the Cockney Rejects You name it . But this one will always be up in the top somewhere.

30. MOTORHEAD - ACE OF SPADES
One of the albums that influenced my playing and style of writing the most. This along with Bad Brains Discharge etc were some of the main ingredients in my early music and still is to this day!!! Motörhead FOREVER!!!

31. VENOM - BLACK METAL
An absolute game changing record love love love this album!

32. BLACK SABBATH - INTO THE VOID
In my Not so humble opinion one of the greatest albums of all time!!!

33. MISFITS - HATEBREEDERS
There has to be Misfits involved!!! Love these guys since back in the day!!!! Was so honored that Glenn asked us to do 5 shows with them on their return shows. It was a blast!

34. JACOB MILLER, RAY I, INNER CIRCLE - WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Jacob Miller Wish you an irie christmas.

35. BILLIE HOLIDAY - GOD BLESS THE CHILD
I could listen to her for hours!

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