Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Dear Blogspot Community,
Other than my previous post of the dolphin-banana-spin this blog has been pretty awful. It pains me too much to look at it this page, I feel I’ve really failed the neu medium that is the blog and am looking for a fresh start in the interweb world. For less ugly, more informative and maybe even more entertaing R.I.P Society news check here from now on…. http://ripsocietyrecords.tumblr.com/

Kind Regards,
Nic Warnock


Tuesday, November 30, 2010


This is a bad blog, look at the myspace or facebook for more up to date info.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys are playing the Dualplover End of Financial Year Party at Home Nightclub June 30. The Dualplover bossmen Lucas and Swerve said we can choose how much we can charge you for tickets so we’ve taken this opportunity to spearheaded a new music revolution, like when Radiohead let you choose how much you paid for their record but A LOT more interesting. Be a part of the most important thing to happen to music since the invention of Garage Band!

Firstly here’s the full line-up and all the details about the party:
(make sure to get a ticket cause it’s $25 on the door)

We’re offering you many flexible payment options where you can trade your goods, service, skills, digital or physical dollars! You can pay with good old fashion ca$h at Repressed Records (356 King Street, Newtown). We’re giving you the option of paying half to the Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys and half to your other favourite band. So if you wanted to you could give $5 to BWBBs and $5 to Whores. As DRUNK ELK are coming all the way from Tasmania Repressed Records will also be selling tickets on their behalf. $10 straight in their pocket. EVEN BETTER, if you buy Drunk Elk’s CD “ Pieces Of People We Have Known” or any Dualplover or R.I.P Society label release tickets for the End Of Financial Year Party are only $5!

If you hate going outside during record store opening ours you can paypal $10 to r.i.p.societyrecords@gmail.com . Make sure to specify if you want you moolah to go to Drunk Elk (great idea, these guys make cool music and should be encouraged) or half the $10 to go to another band.

As dual plover have let us choose how much we want to charge for tickets we (Joe, Ben and Nic) have compiled as list of things we’ll exchange for entry into the HAPPY NEW FINANCIAL YEAR PARTY. If you think you’ve got something or a skill we’d enjoy (like a free caricature, Slade 7”s etc) feel free to suggest it in the comment box down the bottom.

- Drumsticks (no cracks, any weight)
- One set of light gauge electric guitar strings
- One working guitar lead
- 2 Tooheys Old Long Necks
- 2 Franzinweiner Dark Brews
- 2 Happy hour pints at James Squire Brewery
- Fix our internet or just make the internet work on Bens computer
- 1 bottle of Head ‘n’ Shoulders Anti-Drandruff 2in1 Shampoo
- 3 cans of Dr Pepper
- 2 to 4 gigabite USB stick
- Access to screen printing set up / help us burn images into existing screens for t-shirt printing
- Screen printing squeegee
- *New* woollen socks
- Fix the lock on out front door
- A bag of old baseballs
- Assortment of labelled spices
- Mickey Dee’s family dinner box
- 1 large pizza (delivered?)
- Lend us a digital video camera for 2 weeks
- Casual employment (Saturday during the day) for Ben
- Cool DVD’s, videos etc (Rock ‘n’ Rule, Decline of Western Civ, Surf Nazis Must Die etc)
- 1 skull (must be bigger than your thumb)
- 10 AA batteries
- 3 9V batteries
- 50 clear 7” outer sleeves
- 20 BWBB badges
- Rage guest program spot
- Burns / dubs of hard to find music recordings… KBD style punk, Roky Erickson, Italian Hardcore, good private press pysch, analogue electronic experimental stuff (Broken Flag Records, M.B, Throbbing Gristle related stuff) or Samhain (Danzigs band after the Misfits, really want to hear their records after years of neglect!)
- Old punk fanzines
- Photocopies of article on The Misfits, Chrome, Replacements, Meat Puppets, GG Allin, early Aussie punk etc (you know the type of stuff we’re into)
- Books about freaks and deformities
- Fresh fruit/veg
- a cake or other sweets
- 1 Old Spice Classic Scent Deodorant (for Nic) AND one Brut deodorant (Joe)
- 2011 calendar of cats, dogs or extreme sports
- Notes / drawings by a member of the UV Race
- Coupons / vouchers (savings need to be upward of $10)
- Blender or microwave
- 2 x Xbox controllers
- Amusing t-shirts
- 12 tins of cat food (not home brand)

Not Accepted…
- Pure Blonde style beers
- Ciggies
- Poetry
- Drama TV shows DVD (except Desperate Housewives)
- Band demos
- Hard drugs
- Buy 1 get one 1 type vouchers

- Paypal $10 to r.i.p.societyrecords@gmail.com and state if you’d like to pay Drunk Elk or give $5 to another band.
- Drop $10 into Repressed Records (356 King St, Newtown) and let the handsome staff members know who gets the money. Remember only $5 with any Drunk Elk, Dualplover or R.I.P Society Records purchase.
- Name something on the list you can provide or another service/item you can offer. We’ll give it the yay or nay. No awesome offer refused!

Any questions email r.i.p.societyrecords@gmail.com or leave them below.

P.S. There's no physical tickets, you'll be on the Home Nighclub VIP LIST (usually reserved for celebrities like Dave Hughes and Ian Thorpe).


Thursday, April 22, 2010


RIP009: Dead Farmers - Go Home LP
Long awaited full length album from Sydney’s Dead Farmers. You might remember hearing about their debut 7” from a few years back, the very first release on Aarght Records (Eddy Current, UV Race, Super Wild Horses etc). I saw their second show three and a half years ago and haven't missed many since. At the time it seemed everything around me was no-wavey or post-something and these three young men playing powerful, honest-to-god rock music felt like the most ambitious, genuine thing around. Since they’ve become a more forceful unit having playing over 100 shows, honed their ability to write riffs that’ll stick to your skull and have taken the long road in recording, learning the ins and outs of an old 8-track ½” tape machine. Recorded, mixed and mastered by the themselves in guitarists David Akermans’ house, Go Home treads the line between your savage proto-punk, garage and heavy psychedelic rock that instantly feels familiar but jeez, I can‘t think of a band in recent times (or of yesteryear) that’d be an obvious comparison. Anyway these dudes feel like my local Stooges/Creedence/Minutemen.
Out April 27 through R.I.P Society. VINYL (and mp3 voucher) ONLY!

1. Suns of Thunder*
2. Down Low
3. Bad Time*
4. Iron Giant
5. Slow Time
6. Goin’ Home
7. Boom
8. Run
9. Lucky Stars
10. Can’t Come
11. Spit / Shine*
* = recommend songs for radio play.

SYDNEY. April 24 @ 202 with Royal Headache (7” launch) and Dick Diver (Melbourne, Chapter Records). 8pm. In the basement of 202 Broadway, Broadway. Next to the Lansdowne.

MELBOURNE. May 8 @ The Birmingham Hotel with THE UV RACE and TEEN ARCHER. 8pm. 333 Smith St, Fitzroy.

NEWCASTLE. May 28 @ The Hamilton Station Hotel with ROYAL HEADACHE, BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS and LEADFINGER. 8pm. 2 Beaumont St, Islington.

BRISBANE. May 29 @ Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley with Kitchen’s Floor, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys and Royal Headache. Part of the Label Parties (LP’s) series of shows. 7pm til late. Free and All Ages.

For any more info, promo pictures, interview requests, booking, wholesale inquiries contact Nic Warnock. Ph. 0437229286. Email r.i.p.societyrecords@gmail.com

These items are sold out directly from me, try get them from reputable stores and ditros...

RIP001: Circle Pit - Debut 7"
RIP006: Royal Headache 7"
RIP007: Kitchen's Floor 7"
RIP008: Bed Wettin' Bad Boys 7"
RIP010: Straight Arrows - Can't Count 7"
These records will eventually be repressed but it might take a few months as I'd like to get a couple of new releases out first...

RIP012: Zond LP/CD
RIP013: Southern Comfort one-sided 12"

There's a new Circle Pit 7" in the works (more details tba soon), a Royal Headache LP (around July/August) and debut releases from Perth's Golden Staph (amazing Avengers / Wipers style punk), Adelaide's Bitch Prefect (killer pop songs reminiscent of The Clean) and Sydney's Carborator (CCR/Stones/Faces tribute band featuring members of Dead Farmers, Royal Headache, BWBB's and Songs). Maybe another Bed Wettin' Bad Boys 7" and that should wrap up 2010. Also a R.I.P Society zine or two will be out amongst those releases.
Also Sydney, dual-launch on this Sunday.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


USA CUSTOMERS: Circle Pit, Straight Arrows, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, Kitchen's Floor & Royal Headache 7"s alongside the King Khan & The Shrines Australian tour 7" at Goner Records.

AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS: Very limited quantities of the Circle Pit, Bed Wettin'Bad Boy's, Kitchen's Floor & Straight Arrows 7"s left. Check local independent record stores. Rural folks order at r.i.p.societyrecords@gmail.com, I'll be accepting mail orders for these record for the NEXT 2 DAYS, the rest are saved for the band & for sale at shows.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Important message from Dead Farmers:
After 3 and a bit years of keeping time for Dead Farmers, we unfortunately have to announce the departure of our beloved Chabbs. Sad day, but the man could no longer divide time between the trash cans and his studies. So as he leaves we wish him all the best in the future - tute on son, tute on! Not all bad news though, as a replacement has already been lined up and is ready to go. Kowalski, member of Peewee and main man from Marickville's finest party house Louie's, is our new dude in the chair. Y'can hear the lineup first on March 12th supporting our brothers Deaf Wish, alongside Straight Arrows at the Supper Club. Get in early to catch the new Farmers in action!

Dead Farmers debut LP "Go Home" is due out mid-April but knowing my luck that could anywhere between two weeks from now and 2015. See them play for the first time in months here.

The Royal Headache 7" has been delayed as the pressing plant forgot to mail them.... So basically they've been sitting on a warehouse floor for 3 weeks. I'll be frantically trying to email all of those who have pre-ordered this record, stores etc over the next few days. Sorry bout that y'all. Americans will be able to get this record from Goner in a week or so I reckon!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


RIP010: Straight Arrows - Can't Count 7" Repress
A split release with Juvenile Records aka Juvenile Society Records. A repress of 200 copies, RIP Society's 100 copies have the original cover, Juvenile Records 100 copies have a mushroom on the cover. Hand stamped and numbered labels in a very messy careless fashion. Definitely a highlights of Australian punk/garage over the last few years. $9 postage paid in Australia, $11.50 postage paid (US currency) to the US. Paypal r.i.p.societyrecords@gmail.com or email the same place to enquire about ordering multiple copies. Available at Missing Link (Melb), Repressed Records (Syd) as well as The Outpost (bris) and Big Star (SA) in the next couple of days. Sorry about the price internationals....