Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Dictators - Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take A Joke

So, I believe it was last year that I used that old March - Lion - Lamb saying for a theme. We'll kinda do that again this year, but only focus on half of it this time around. Specifically, we're focusing on the lion's mighty roar. Only, for our purposes we're spelling it ROIR. Now, I do realize they're still in business so I hope we're able to make it through the month without having to either cease or desist. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, to start the month we dive right into the mean streets of New York City. ROIR put this hunk of plastic and tape out in 1981 as one of their first. Street tough 70's punk. A classic.

I Live In The City, I Breathe Dirty Air

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

V/A - D.C. Demos

To end the month we have what I believe to be an unofficial compilation release of some old demos that were probably just laying around the Dischord house. 4 classic bands, Artificial Peace, Faith, Void and Double O. No, it doesn't really break any new ground, but dammit, don't you just have to pop some old DC hardcore in every once in a while?!

harDCore

Monday, February 27, 2017

149 Dead Marines - Gunshot Body Count Demo

Here's some good old fashioned 80's hardcore from the great state of Iowa. Hardcore the way it was meant to be heard. Or at least the only way a lot of the bands could be heard. The Demo Tape. 149 Dead Marines released this tape in 1984 or 85. And it's really cool hardcore, I think.

Whatever You Are I Know I'm Not

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Zounds - The Curse Of Zounds! + Singles

Zounds were a band of 'dirty squatters' that used to hang in the Crass camp. Though their ideals align, musically Zounds are far less abrasive than Crass. Worth a listen if you haven't already.

Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Youth Of Today - Can't Close My Eyes

In my mind no band embodied the "Youth Crew" sound more than CT's Youth Of Today. Ray Cappo's snarls pretty much defined it for me. This was originally released as a debut 7" in 1985. It was then released as a 12" in 1988. This version, however is a 1997 CD re-issue. It contains a couple extra goodies tacked on the end. And, in case you were wondering, Lagophthalmos is the inability to close the eyelids completely. And now you can say you've learned something today.

Me, You, Youth Crew!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Xtract - Blame It On The Youth 7"

Here's a really cool punk 7" from a really cool punk band. Xtract started in the UK in 1979. I believe this was their only proper release, from 1983. However they did reform and release an LP in 2015.

Justice Is A Load Of Bollox

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wehrmacht - Shark Attack

Don't let the ultra bad ass German name fool you. These guys are just a bunch of drunk metal punks from Portland. This is their 1987 offering, and it's a lot of crossover fun.

Anti - Fuck All The Rest