Friday, September 22, 2017

V/A - New York City Hardcore - Together 7"

We touch down in the states again, right in the heart of New York City. This is a 7" released in 1987 and features some heavyweights. Warzone, Youth Of Today, Sick Of It All... heavy stuff.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

V/A - Headscrew: A Manchester Punk / Hardcore Compilation... 7"

Off to jolly olde England for this 1994 7". Four Manchester bands deliver a decent variety of punk goodness.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

V/A - Beograd OK!

One more quick Yugoslavian trip before heading out. This time we stop in the city of Belgrade. This 1986 cassette features six bands and the only bad thing is unfortunately the quality. Still, well worth a download in my opinion.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

V/A - Kaj Je Alternativa

So, what constitutes a "compilation"? We all know two bands makes a "split", but what about three bands? Well, I believe that is where a compilation is born. At least that's what we're going with. We had 3 bands from Sapporo last weekend, now we have 3 bands from what was then Yugoslavia. And just like that one, this is a great collection.


Friday, September 15, 2017

V/A - Világ Lázadói Harcra Fel 7"

We start the weekend in Hungary 1985. This 5 band/5 song 7" is a great introduction to some pretty cool Hungarian punk and hardcore bands. I previously posted a CPg Demo which is great. Anyone out there have anymore from any of these bands?


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

V/A - DDR Punk

When on one of these periodic global excursions you know I can't resist stopping behind the Iron Curtain every chance I get. And that's where we find ourselves today. This cool collection of eight East German bands was put out in 1986.

East Germany

Sunday, September 10, 2017

V/A - Stop The World War 3

Our last Japanese stop is in the city of Hiroshima. This cassette is packed full of the good stuff. Some more metal than others, but all good. Makes your teeth hurt! Six bands, including the great Gudon.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

V/A - Sapporo City Hardcore 7"

Off to the city of Sapporo. Another all too short 7", this one released in 1990. Only three bands this time. Hardcore with a very metallic edge.


Friday, September 8, 2017

V/A - Night Of The Living Dead!! 7"

We're spending the weekend in Japan. We start with an all too short look all around Japan. Four quick rippers from four bands. And actually, I had never heard of these four until I stumbled upon this a year or two ago. Really strong 7" from 1994. My only complaint is there's not 10 or 20 bands included.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

V/A - Ontario - Yours To Discover!

Another massive collection today. This time from the Canadian province of Ontario. 23 bands, most doing more than one song. A really good tape. Discover away!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

V/A - Northwest Hardcore

A trip up I-5 takes into the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Released on cassette in 1988 featuring 25 bands from the top corner of the US.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

V/A - Shit Gets Smashed

Todays comp comes courtesy of the early to mid 90's S.F. Bay Area scene. 10 different bands playing several styles of punk.

Bay Area

Friday, September 1, 2017

V/A - Hardcore 84 Fresno Compilation

Another yearly favorite of mine is a month dedicated to compilations. And this go around we're focusing on the comps that were put together locally, or regionally to spotlight their particular scene. So in September we're comin' at you Straight Outta CompTown!

We start about midway between L.A. and S.F. Fresno, California had a robust scene back in the early 80's. This CD, released in 2011, was originally put out on tape in (wait for it) 1984. A great hardcore comp. 14 bands and 23 songs including the great Capitol Punishment.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ugly Americans - Philadelphia Freedom 7"

The month ends in North Carolina. Although N.C. can't claim a massive scene there were some damn good bands that came from there. So, I really liked the 1984 debut from the Ugly Americans. Their second release the following year took a step back. And in my opinion this 7", released by Simon Bob and the boys in 1986, was the final blow. It's goo but unfortunately not great.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Society Dog - Working Class People 7"

Going way back for this one. San Francisco's Society Dog only release a couple 7"s in their day, which is a damn shame. Thankfully members went on to do more great things. They reformed in the 90's, obviously without original singer John Christ. Does anyone have their "revival" cd from 1998? I'd be interested to hear it.

Bad Dreams

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Public Disturbance - S&M 7"

Nothing wrong with a little S&M on a Sunday morning, right? These scumbags from New Jersey (I think) didn't release alot of stuff. Just this 7" and a full length, both in 1983. I haven't heard the full length but this is good sleazy punk rock.

Destroy The Fad

Saturday, August 26, 2017

We The Living - Carnival Of Vice 7"

More crazy hardcore today. We The Living blasted their mid-80's lightning fast hardcore out of Tampa, Florida. Really cool stuff.

I Don't Even Like You

Friday, August 25, 2017

Rednecks In Pain - Your Greasy Granny Got Holes In Her Panties 7"

We land back in the states today. More specifically, smack dab in the home of the Grand Ole Opry. I'm guessing this band never actually made it to that stage during their two or three year history in the late 80's. Crazy hardcore!

Slobber Monsters

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Schleim Keim - Geldschein 7"

Ok, back to normal (I hope). We have one more stop abroad before heading back to the states. And this stop is on the other side of the Berlin Wall. Schleim Keim recorded these tracks in 1986, but were unable to release them until 1993. Three COMPLETELY different sounds.

I Stay Here

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Playing Catch Up

Apologies for screwing up my normal routine. Here's what would've been missed.

Agent Orange - VD - Hello Boy Friend, Coming My Way 7"

Here's four cool songs from the Holland hardcore band Agent Orange. Originally released in 1983.

Let's Kill The Police

Strebers - Ung & Arg 7"

So here's another one of those bands that I love but probably would've never heard were it not for the digital age and punk blogs. Strebers were from Sweden and unlike other Swedish bands (Crude S.S., Mob 47, Anti-Cimex) they stayed closer to the punk side of things. Really great stuff. This is their 1985 debut.

Young & Angry!

Kaare Og Partiet - Hakekors 7"

Off to Norway now for some bass-heavy punk rock. Released in 1980. To my knowledge this is pretty much it from them.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Uh oh

computer issues. Should be back shortly.....

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Re-Posts 'n' Re-Ups

No surprise, I've been absolutely terrible at fulfilling requests for re-ups and such. Look for me to do that real soon. (yeah, right!)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ramzes & The Hooligans - Poland - Alcoholand 7"

After the weekend we just had I think it best to leave the country for a while. We'll spend today drinking in Poland. Entertaining Polish punk/Oi! with a serious Ramones influence.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

GG Allin - Live... Carolina In My Ass 7"

And what is one thing the last two bands have in common? GG Allin, of course. At one time or another both bands backed up GG. And since we've been crawling through the gutters this weekend we might as well end in GG's ass, right? Here's the 1990 release from an NC show GG did in '87 with backing band the Primates.

We're Not Ashamed Of The Things That We Do

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Disappointments - Self-Titled 7"

The Disappointments were four scumbags from Michigan. Their 1987 7" delivers 21 (!) blasts of quick depravity.

I'm Just Here To Be Amused

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bulge - Penis Rising 7"

Let's spend the weekends in some U.S. gutters. When Boston hardcore band Psycho were not busy being, well, psycho, they sometimes dressed goofily and became scum punk band Bulge. Here's an 11 song 7" from 1991.

All Together Now - Fartmaster!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Eddie And The Subtitles - Fuck You Eddie 7"

To be honest, I never really knew a lot about Eddie & The Subtitles back in the day. Not sure why. However, I always loved the bands name. Again, not sure why. Anyway, a small amount of research has told me they were quite the influential Orange County outfit. And a quick listen to their debut single will tell anyone this is a damn classic.

Don't Want To Drown In American Society

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Crass - Sheep Farming In The Falklands 7"

And then there's Crass. Might as well end our Anarcho-Weekend with the top of the heap. I don't think any band personified Anarchy more than Crass. Here's one of their numerous singles, from 1983.

No Sir, I Won't

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Icon A.D. - Don't Feed Us Shit 7"

Another English band flying the "anarcho" flag in the early 80's was Icon A.D. They didn't have too much recorded output, but what they did release is listenable. This is their debut from 1982.

Face The Facts

Friday, August 4, 2017

Amebix - Winter 7"

Amebix were quite the influential UK "anarcho/crust" band. This is their second single, released in 1983.

Looks Like The Beginning Of The End

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Middle Class - Out Of Vogue 7"

Once again it's time for our yearly installment of 7 Inches Of Summer! And we start way back at the beginning. Often credited as the first hardcore record ever released, Middle Class put this bad boy out in 1978. And it's still a fun listen today.

It's A Shiny New Aesthetic

Monday, July 31, 2017

Mudd Helmüt - Live @ J.C. Dobb's, Philadelphia, PA 04.23.92

I have a personal favorite to wrap up our month. While living on the east coast Richmond's Mudd Helmüt was one of my absolute favorite bands. They came from the smoldering ashes of White Cross & Death Piggy. Unfortunately they never really caught on outside of the mid-atlantic U.S. Might've had something to do with their impressive alcohol intake. At any rate, here's a set I found on the great (but quiet of late) Noise Addiction blog. And don't forget their demo I posted quite some time ago. Alcohol Powered Rock 'N' Roll! Hope you enjoy.

I Refuse To Breathalyze

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Subhumans - Live In Edmonton 1995

Staying in Canada today for one of the Great White North's most under-appreciated exports, the Subhumans. They originally formed in 1978. By 1983 Dimwit and Wimpy moved on to D.O.A. and Useless moved on to pulling a nickel. By 1995 Dimwit was sadly gone, but Useless was out of prison and Wimpy took a break from D.O.A. so the older, and possibly wiser gentlemen could remind the kids what the early days of Canadian punk sounded like. A great long set with all the classics.

No Elvis, Beatles Or The Rolling Stones

Friday, July 28, 2017

System Overload - Lawn Jam 1988

So, one of the truly great things about these blogs, and what I truly like, is the ease is which old farts like me get to discover so much new OLD music. A few years ago I went on a quest here at the ol' blog, and put together a 4 month 'World Tour'. In order to accomplish this I needed to search for bands from specific locations. That is how I found this band: System Overload from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their demo was posted then, but here's a live set I also found. Playing at someplace called Lawn Jam. Great stuff.

Hope You're Not Disturbed

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

YDI - Live @ WKDU Bandbash 1983

Here's a ripping 1983 set from the always brutal outfit YDI. And if you question their power, or if you're just interested, visual evidence of the show can be found here.

Kick Those Fuckers In The Head

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mentors - Live In Seattle 12.28.84

Imagine, if you will, you're in your late teens or perhaps your early twenties. You just celebrated Christmas. Maybe you got a couple cool records. Or maybe even a leather jacket. You're looking forward to New Year's Eve and the big party you're going to. And then... then... the Mentors come to town. Well, that's what happened to the fine folks in Seattle some 33 years ago. A short set full of wonderfully crass between song banter. It's a wonder any of us made it this far.

What Do We Do, Men?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Scream - Live @ Wilson Center, Washington D.C. 06.25.82

Yes, the sound quality is pretty bad on a lot of these recordings this month. But, I don't know, something about them just really takes me back. Damn it was fun back in those days! And I think you can hear it in these live shows. I know, I'm being weird. Shut up, Doc! Anyway, here's a short opening set from what had to have been an amazing night of harDCore.

Stand Stand Stand!

Friday, July 21, 2017

V/A - Live @ Longshoremen's Memorial Hall, Wilmington, CA 06.24.83

Another jam packed show today, from 1983. We got Sin 34, D.O.A. and the Dead Kennedys. Sound's a bit muddy on Sin 34 and D.O.A., and downright BAD on DK's, but damn it sounded like a good time! Right down to the 'after show riot'.

Everybody, Get The Fuck Off The Stage!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Legal Weapon - Live @ Cathay De Grande 11.29.80

Here's a really early live set from the great Legal Weapon. They tended to pick up a little speed as their years went on. Although a bit slow it's still an entertaining set.

When We Talk No One Listens

Sunday, July 16, 2017

No Thanks - Live @ CBGB 1983

How about we finally get around to a New York band playing CBGB? Here's a few rough-sounding tracks from the great No Thanks.

Are You Are You Ready To Die

Saturday, July 15, 2017

76% Uncertain - Live @ CBGB 1985

Another 1985 set today. This time from Connecticut's 76% Uncertain.

Mustn't Leave No Stone Unturned

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mental Abuse - Live @ CBGB 1985

Let's spend the weekend in New York's lower east side. More specifically, CBGB. Here we have NJ's Mental Abuse ripping through a short set in 1985.

You're Head's Loose, Not Mine

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Social Unrest - Live @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 05.08.80

One more quick California stop before heading back east. Here's a real early live set from Bay Area hardcore legends Social Unrest. In front of a less than enthusiastic crowd. Would have to be one of their first shows, I would think.

We Seem To Be Increasing In Popularity

Sunday, July 9, 2017

No Trend - Live @ Cathay De Grande, Los Angeles, CA 11.19.83

D.C. noise gods No Trend headed out west in 1983. Here's a set they did in Hollywood, at the Cathay De Grand.

Preppy, New Wave, Punk, Disco

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fear - Live @ The Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles, CA 10.31.79

Fear never disappointed live. Here's a classic set from damn near 40 years ago. Holy shit, we're getting old!!

You're Not Worth It

Friday, July 7, 2017

V/A - Live @ The Barn, Torrance, CA 07.03.82

Let's spend the weekend in and around L.A., starting with this great lineup from 1982. Unfortunately we don't have whole sets on this one, just a few tracks each. We're also missing anything from headliners the Dead Kennedys. Oh well, you get what you pay for.

It's Like Screaming At A Wall

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

V/A - Rock Against Reagan 07.03.83

For today's post we turn the hands of time way back to yesterday... and also 34 years before that. There were a few "Rock Against Reagan" events if I recall correctly. This particular one was held in D.C. and had a monster line up. The sound is pretty rough, but man it takes you back! Unfortunately no MDC set included with this one. By the way, I got this, as well as tons more great live recordings from Noise Addiction II. Check it out. You'll be glad you did!

Part 1 - Toxic Reasons & Crucifucks

Part 2 - D.R.I. & Dead Kennedys

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Poison Idea - Live @ The Pyramid Club, NYC 05.09.90

The thing about live boots is that, well, sometimes they're a bit rough. As is the case today. In 1990 Poison Idea already had a decade under their elastic waistband and was slowly building into the absolute powerhouse they became in the early 90's. In May of that year they took their show to New York City. A great set, as is expected. However the sound is rough and Jerry sounds a bit... tipsy. Word of caution, the show is broken down into two long tracks. I was too lazy to split it by songs.

Let's Do An Elvis Fucking Song Right Now

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Misfits - Live At Max's Kansas City, NYC 12.20.78

This month is gonna be a rough one. Why? Because we're gonna have a good old fashioned Boot Party all month long! No, not the nazi skin kind, the Live Bootleg kind.

And we start kinda where we left off last month - The Misfits. Probably the reigning kings of the punk rock bootlegs. This is a great, and incredibly early set from 1978. One of my favorites.

No Resistance