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CHRIS STRUNK’s 2011 TOP TEN LISTS

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CHRIS STRUNK is an incredible drummer. A veteran of myriad and wonderful musical groups such as TAPS, QUITS, and VILE BODIES, he also releases records as part of RIDE THE SNAKE RECORDS.

His top ten lists:

Rock lps:
1. Total Control-Henge Beat lp (Iron Lung)
2. Rank/Xerox-s/t lp (Make-a-Mess)
3. Kitchen’s Floor-Look Forward to Nothing (Siltbreeze)
4. La Ligne Claire-Cheri lp (Bruit Direct Disques)
5. Shoppers-the Silver Year (Drugged Conscience)
6. Royal Headache-s/t lp (RIP Society)
7. Comet Gain-Howl of the Lonely Crowd lp (What’s Your Rupture?)
8. Iceage-New Brigade lp (What’s Your Rupture?)
9. Household-Items lp (Dull Knife)
10. Mmoss-“i” lp (Burger)

Runners Up: Crystal Stilts-In Love With Oblivion lp (Slumberland), Cruddy-Negative World lp (12XU), Apache Dropout s/t lp (Family Vineyard)

Non Rock lps
1. Red Horse-2nd lp (Type)
3. Clams Casino-Instrumentals 2xlp (Type)
4. Glands of External Secretion-Reverse Atheism 2xlp (BUFMS)
5. Pumice-Pebbles lp (Soft Abuse)
6. R/S-USA lp (Pan)
7. Stillbirth-Toward Sailor lp (Hospital)
8. Call Back the Giants-the Rising lp (Kye)
9. Blues Control and Laraaji-FRKWYS vol. 8 double cassette (Frkwys)
10. Ali Ag Amoumime-lp+7″ (Mississppi)

Singles/eps:
1. Holy Balm-7″ (Hustle Muscle)
2. Bad Banana-Cry About It 7″ (Puzzle Pieces)
3. Andy Stott-Pass Me By 2×12″ (Modern Love)
4. Andy Stott-We Stay Together-2×12″ (Modern Love)
5. Crazy Spirit-Remastered Demo 12″ep (Quality Control)
6. Raime-Hentail 12″ ep (Blackest Ever Black)
7. Regis-In A Syrian Tongue 12″ ep (Blackest Ever Black)
8. Vaccuum-2nd 7″ ep (Irukandjji)
9. Factory Floor-Two Different Ways 12″ (DFA)
10. Home Blitz-A.T.K. 7″ (Mexican Summer)

Reissues:
1. Void-Sessions 1981-83 lp (Dischord
2. v/a-Krypton Ten 2xlp+7″ (Unwuch)
3. the Vacuum 7″ (Siltbreeze)
4. Jack Ruby-Hit and Run 7″ (Saturday)
5. the Embarassment-Sex Drive 7″ (Last Laugh)
6. Bastard-Controlled in the Frame 7″ (540)
7. Just Urbain-Everybody Loves Just Urbain 7″ (540)
8. Young Identities-New Trends 7″ (540)
9. Trad Gras Och Stenar-Gardet 12.16.70 2xlp (Subliminal Sounds)
10. Dow Jones and the Industrials-7″ (Family Vineyard)

runner up: Erkin Koray-Mechul: Singles and Rarities lp (Sublime Frequencies), all 3 Dead Moon reissue lps (Mississppi), v/a-Those Shocking Shaking Days 3xlp (Now Again), June Brides-London 1982-84 lp (Mississppi)

live shows:
1. Big Freedia/Katey Red at Red 7, Austin TX
2. Kreigshog/Double Negative at the Broken Neck, Austin, TX
3. Lebenden Toten at O’Brians, Allston, MA
4. Kitchen’s Floor/Reports at PA’s Lounge
5. Mmoss at PA’s Lounge during the Deep Heaven Now fest last January, Somerville, MA
6. Arnold Dreyblatt at Goethe Institute, Boston, MA
7. Felix Kubin at Goethe Institute, Boston MA
8. Slices at “HOUSE”, Allston, MA
9. Iceage/Rank/Xerox at the Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain MA
10.Whore Paint/Major Stars at Precinct, Somerville Ma
11. Destroy All Monsters at Boston University, Boston, MA
12. Swann Che at Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

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