Sunday, November 19, 2017

Abortion Squad - Hardcore '83

East Coast Hardcore today. New Hampshire to be exact. Technically, I think this is a CD reissue of their 1983 cassette. But I won't tell anyone if you won't.

But I Didn't Want A Baby

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Blood Lake - Sink Or Swim Baby

Blood Lake was another California band. I first discovered them during the great BCT quest. They appeared on #24, Car Crash Music. I then asked you fine people if anyone had any more and here it is. Damn good punch-in-the-face hardcore.

I Will Fight Fight Fight

Friday, November 17, 2017

Half Off - Same Old Story

We're going to go a little deeper into the vaults today. At least deep in my vault. Over the next few days I'm going to be posting tapes from bands that I had never heard of back in the day, but discovered through the magic of Blogging. And we start with the southern Cali band Half Off. Or 1/2 Off. Or, if you know the neat little "Alt+0189" trick, ½ Off. Good hardcore here. Enjoy!

I Won't Change For You

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Subhumans - Demolition War Parts I-III

Here is what I believe to be the very first release from the legendary Subhumans. Not to be confused withe their debut vinyl, also called Demolition War. So I guess that'd be Part IV. Anyway, this one puts together live tracks from two diffferent shows as well as well as practice tracks. Shit like this really makes me nostalgic. A great tape, indeed.

Nothing I Can Do

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Rövsvett ‎– Hunden Beskyddar Människan, Men Vem Beskyddar Hunden ?? Demo

Rövsvett blasts some sloppy no-frills hardcore from Sweden. And I use the terms 'sloppy' and no-frills' complimentarily. Google Translate tells me the English translation for the title is "The Dog Protects The Human, But Who Protects The Dog??". So, coupled with the excellent tape cover, their sense of humor is there.

Oskyldiga Människor

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Disturbed + Chaotic Subversion Split Tape

We got a massive dose of Scottish hardcore today. Some good old fashioned angry stuff to get you going. Released sometime in the late 80's it collects demos, practices and even a couple EP's in the mix. The sound quality is low, but the music is great.

The Disturbed/Chaotic Subversion

Friday, November 10, 2017

Civil Dissident - Fourth Rate American Thrash Tape

So, from what I've read Aussie band Civil Dissident had an early release reviewed by MRR. The reviewer referred to it as "Fourth Rate American Thrash". And they chose to run with that. Releasing this tape in 1984. I think the reviewer was having a bad day, because this is some good stuff.

Disobedience When You Want

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Peace Corpse - Self-Titled

I always loved this band. Unfortunately there's just not alot of stuff that ever made it to a recording. This cassette comprises their incredible 7", plus extra "iffy quality" live stuff.

Have I Been Saved?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christ On Parade - Cheap, Deformed, Cassette E.P.

The great Christ On Parade had some great releases during the second half of the 80's. This is on of their earliest releases, from 1985

Chaos Is What We Need

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rednecks In Pain - Sick Semen Demo

One drawback of the cassette release is of course the issue of sound quality. But back in the day we took what we could get. Rednecks In Pain was a short-lived outfit outta Tennessee. They released this tape in 1989. Add a couple decades and the sound quality didn't get any better, but doesn't it take you back?

Quick To Judge

Friday, November 3, 2017

Rebels & Infidels - Young, Gifted & Black Demo

We kick off the weekend with a bit of a rough sounding release. Still haven't learned much about the band, but I believe this was released in '85 and also features a female singer.

Call A Doctor

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Zero Boys - The History Of The Zero Boys

For November we're going to once again focus on the easiest and cheapest way bands found to get their music out there - the cassette. This month I'm wishing everyone a Happy Tapesgiving!

And we start the month with a slight carryover, the number zero. Indiana legends the Zero Boys kick off the month. Honestly I'm not sure about the "history of" this tape, but I believe it was a posthumous release in 1984. After their all too brief existence.

What Fun, What Fun, What Fun

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 - The Late Late Show

We end our numerical tour this month with yet another 13. And as we're also celebrating Halloween I thought it fitting to include the dearly departed Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. One of my favorites, actually. I honestly thought it was a fresh take on the whole Horror Punk thing. And although this 1996 debut isn't their best work, it is their first. And it also contains a brief cameo from everyone's favorite Carolinian Jeff Clayton.

Sick Motherfucker, Sick

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Clit 45 - Straight Outta Long Beach

Clit 45 was one of the better mid-late 90's bands that really knew how to bring back the early 80's sound. That's quite evident on this 1999 EP. Loud, fast and damn sure in-yer-face.

Make Your Own Rules

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Holley 750 - Death Machine

Straight-forward garagey speed punk today. Denver's own Holley 750 rip through this late aughts release. Sadly they seem to have gone the way of the dodo, but if you can find their stuff it still can get you movin'.

Alright On A Saturday Night

Friday, October 27, 2017

RC5 - In The Bottle 7"

I discovered the garage punk stylings of Seattle's RC5 during the Napster era. So many great bands discovered that way. This quick little 7" is their 1998 offering.

I Need Supervision

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1000 Homo DJ's - Supernaut

Yet another Al/Ministry side project today, just as loud and abrasive as the rest. This 1994 EP combines both singles released by the "band". It's tough to get more balls out powerful than their version of 'Supernaut'. Just like most of Buck Satan's catalog, this deserves to be in your collection.

I've Seen The Future And I've Left It Behind

Sunday, October 22, 2017

9353 - Overdoses At Your Mother's House

Another post from these DC weirdos. Actually, it's kinda the same LP I posted a while back, with extras. 9353's 1984 debut, To Whom It May Consume, was re-issued in 1994 with a bunch of extra previously unreleased tracks. I never really appreciated what these guys brought to the table way back when. But I really dig 'em now. Does anyone have their second album, We Are Absolutely Sure There Is No God?

We Were Such Nice Children

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Super$hit 666 - Grand Master

This buncha loud mofo's were never really a proper band. A few guys from several Euro acts got together to record this heavy EP in 1999. They never toured, nor did they ever release anything again. But they did leave behind these really cool 6 songs, including one of my absolute favorite song titles ever.

You Smell Canadian

Friday, October 20, 2017

Poison 13 - First You Dream...

It's not surprising that plenty of punk bands with numbers in their name have chosen the number 13. And here's one of them right now. The cool garage punk of Austin's Poison 13. This is their all too short 1985 release.

Last Night I Saw A Strange Movie

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Channel 3 - A Home For The Homeless

Ah, the great Channel 3. Always a favorite. Really glad they decided to start recording again. This 2015 comp collects several of their post-reunion singles. And in my opinion, their still one of the best.

This Calls For A Drink

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Anarchy 6 - Live Like A Suicidal

Anarchy 6 was a goofball Redd Kross side project. Basically they set out to mock the ultra hardcore people. They did manage to put together some entertaining stuff, tho it is quite ridiculous. This cassette was released long after their quick demise.

Fuckin' Longhair

Saturday, October 14, 2017

76% Uncertain - Hunka Hunka Burnin' Log

By the time this release rolled around in 1989 the core was starting to get a bit soft. But still, there's plenty of good to be found here, on what I believe ended up being their last studio release.

Always A Shadow Of Doubt

Friday, October 13, 2017

Union 13 - East Los Presents...

Union 13 began their life in the early 90's and I believe they're still at it. Raging post 80's hardcore from East L.A.

Bonded As One

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

RF7 - All You Can Eat, Vol.1 & Vol. 2

Another great Grand Theft Audio collection to fill up an otherwise boring Wednesday. This one (two actually) featuring another classic LA band. RF7 kicked off in 1979 and, unlike Sin 34 have left us with a large amount of recorded greatness. These two volumes scatter their history between '79 and '99.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sin 34 - Die Laughing 7"

This debut 7" kicked off the all too limited recorded history of LA greats Sin 34. Great band, but like so many others, they came and went all too quickly.

Children Shall Not Be Heard

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces: The Best Of Sham 69

No matter how you found this dark corner of the web, you're here. And since you've made it this far I gotta think there's not a chance in hell you can NOT like this album. Whether you like Sham as a whole or not, a collection of their best just can't be bad. Such a great punk band.

Who's Got A Dirty Face, Then?

Friday, October 6, 2017

The 4-Skins - Yesterday's Heroes 7"

Four blokes from the East End got together in 1979 and managed to create some memorable punk classics. This 1981 three song 7" showcases their great early Oi! sound.

Do You Believe In Justice Or A Lie?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cretin 66 - Burnin' Rubber Outta Hell's Garage

A far more modern garagey punk band today, from Kansas City. I stumbled onto these guys during those wonderful Napster days. Active right around the turn of the century, sadly I think they're all gone now. And unfortunately they didn't leave very much behind. That's too bad, because this 1999 debut full length leaves you wanting so much more.

We're Groovy And We're Cool

Sunday, October 1, 2017

MC5 - Kick Out The Jams

I gotta be honest, when I started this thing I thought it would be clever to have a unique theme each month. While I still think it is, damn it's hard to come up with something sometimes! So, we go a weird one this month. As you will see in October, your number is up.

We start with the number 5. As in the Motor City 5. One of the absolute greatest bands in the history of music, in my opinion. And somehow, this more-than-classic 1969 LP has yet to show its face on this blog. That ends today because right about now... right about now... it's time to... KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!

Are You Ready To Testify?

Saturday, September 30, 2017

V/A - A Texas Trip

One more trip before the end of the month. A Texas Trip to be exact. This LP is what happens when you let the Butthole Surfers release a compilation. Four acts, including the mighty Buttholes. So if any of you out there are planning an acid party this weekend, definitely add this to the playlist


Friday, September 29, 2017

V/A - Valley Fever

Our trip takes a weird turn as we approach the end of the month. Although not as robust as her big brother Phoenix, little sister Tucson, AZ sported some pretty cool bands. Here's a 1982 collection featuring 15 or so bands. A lot of it strays a little too far into "new wavey" sounds, but there's certainly some good stuff to be had.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

V/A - New Zealand 7"

Ok, so when I go on these global excursions I usually try to follow a sensible path. Well, kinda screwed that up this month. Because we go from New Jersey... all the way to New Zealand! And, spoiler alert, we're heading back to the states after this. Racking up our frequent flyer miles! So here we have a little 5 song 7". The cool thing is that each song is wildly different than the last. Five bands across a wide spectrum of punk styles. A good listen.

New Zealand

Sunday, September 24, 2017

V/A - Hardcore Takes Over

A really good quality live collection rounds out our weekend visit to the Tri-State area. New Jersey always had an entertaining scene, and there are plenty of great NJ bands here. Eight in all. Well worth the price of admission.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

V/A - Mutiny On The Bowery

Here's a bit of an interesting one. The infamous Doug Moody put this out on Mystic with the 'Sound Of USA Cities" releases. The city being New York City. Well, the recordings all come from one of two shows played at CBGB in 1986. The thing is, five of the eight bands included are NOT the sound of NYC. New Jersey and Connecticut round out the lineup. Well, I don't think Doug was ever accused of doing too much research. All in all, no matter where the bands hail from, this album is evidence of two great hardcore shows.


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.