Surgery was a noise band, even if they had strong blues influences. They were so a bit different if you compare to other Amphetamine Reptiles bands. Their first album was really good (1991), even if it's not the best band to start with if you want to know what noise-rock was.
Here is a great pop-punk-noise band unfortunately less known than some others, I don't know why, and they made 4 or 5 albums and existed from 1988 to 1995. they came from Chicago, were signed on Touch & go, and sounded very close to Big Black.
Fourth album issued in 1992 from this fantastic band. They came from Houston, Tx. Their music was hard to get into, because it was dark and frightening, and because they were not like the others, screaming and making distorted riffs over pop melodies. They used to experiment a lot, and not many people can understand this kind of music.
Their last album issued in 1994. The more accessible to date, and a must-have too. Songs like Hate or Pretty on the Inside with this long dialog that seems to be issued from a pornographic movie makes me mad.
The God Bullies came from Minneapolis and were, of course, signed on AmRep. They never gain the fame they deserved to, but, what a band ! Back in 1989, here is their first album, close to death-rock, in which you feel some blues roots. Their music always makes me think to horror movies, it suits perfectly to zombies and other funny stuff : rather slow tempo, deep sound of bass, guttural voice, noise guitar, and many experimental ambiant pieces, extracts from movies, strange sounds. All of this is very dark, but with a big sense of humour.
Well I have decided to put all my Pavement records. So here are a few singles, stuff received by record companies, I admit I haven't listened to them very much, some songs are probably the same as those into the albums.
I like music with bones inside. You will find here some music from the punk era until the end of the XXth century, no more recent (some artists still exist and still earn money with their recent albums, you know). - Warning 1 : cliking on the covers makes people happy. - Warning 2 : some stuff encoded AAC (use iTunes or Audacity).