Thursday, November 8, 2012

Does it even matter? Is anybody listening?

Would anyone like to see some new post? Do you care?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

OUT NOW ON HMACYT? : NO RESPONSE "More Noise Pollution From Green Bay" 1983 demo LP reissue.

Another record with a skull on the cover... The NO RESPONSE LP is NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING!!! This is the limited edition version with alternate cover art, only 50 of these ones! The definitive edition will be up for sale as soon as the covers arrive.

16 tracks of blown out HC fury recorded on a boombox in a Green Bay WI basement in 1983. Remastered from the original tapes and now available on the blackest of vinyl. Please check out this release! Thanks, sorry for the shameless self promotion. More free downloads on the way.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Big Deal "Very Mysterious" 7" (1987)

This is a perfectly named EP, as this band is just that, very mysterious. I know little to nothing about this band but here goes. Big Deal was from Louisville, KY and released this EP in 1987, impressed? Sonically this brings to mind bands like Minor Threat, 7Seconds and Sluggo, just a few years later with a little bit of the late 80's posi vibes shining through. Pretty solid and seemingly forgotten HC punk. "Works Everytime" is my radio show pick.

1. Open Mind
2. L.G.B.
3. My Rights
4. Works Everytime
5. Can't You See
6. Big Deal
7. Concrete

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The Abused "Loud And Clear" 7" (1983)

Another fine release that would have been posted 2 years ago had I not taken such a hiatus. Completely brutal pissed off NYHC. Heavy skinhead/Oi vibes through out. Some of the finest vocals from the era and area. Mostly fast but slowing down and getting a little weird on "Nuclear Threat" which has some haunting riffs until the half way point when it picks back up into the fast hardcore then back into the weird head nodding dirge. This EP makes me want to stomp skulls. "Drug Free Youth" is the standout track in my eyes. The Abused have played some reunion shows that from what I've heard were amazing, still bummed about missing them in St. Louis a while back, their first ever show outside of the NY/NJ area. Released on the band's own Abused Records.

1. Loud and Clear
2. War Games
3. Just Another Fool
4. No End In Sight
5. Nuclear Threat
6. Watch Out
7. Blow Your Brains Out
8. Drug Free Youth

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Crippled Youth "Join The Fight" 7" (1986)

I can't believe I didn't post this one two years ago. Oh well, here is the lone 7" EP from what would later become the still influential youth crew band BOLD. 9 tracks of intense blistering NYHC/Youth Crew from a group of then 13-14 year olds. Matt's vocals on this record are fucking priceless! Fierce at moments, very innocent sounding at others, sometimes cracking. Excellent smile inducing lyrics dealing with kids that suck, straight edge, unity, standing up for yourself, moshing, you know stuff kids are into. Crippled Youth played a reunion show(s) somewhat recently which is kinda silly, but whatever. Good bad Music for bad, bad Times! referred to this band as "Boyscout Hardcore", this term made coffee come out of my nose. This EP rages. Released by New Beginnings from California.

1. Walk Tall, Walk Straight
2. Positive Scene
3. Can't You See
4. Not Just Talk
5. Respect
6. Choice
7. Stand Together
8. K-Town Mosh Crew
9. United We Stand

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Judge "New York Crew" 7" (1988)

Looking back through the comments I've noticed several request for more "youth crew" post, I'll see what I can do. How about I start with the debut EP from now legendary NYHC band Judge. Originally released on John Porcell's Schizm records and later reissued to the masses by the mighty Revelation. On this release, despite other members being listed, all the music was recorded by John Porcell(bass & guitar) & Mike Judge(drums & vocals). Musically what you'd expect from members of Youth of Today & Death Before Dishonor. Fast, heavy and pissed off NYHC. "We called it the wolfpack, we called it united blood."

1. Fed Up
2. In My Way
3. I've Lost...
4. New York Crew
5. Warriors (originally by Blitz)

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Friday, March 4, 2011

New York Wolfpack "S/T" LP (1988)

Albany Hardcore with tips of the hat to both early New York & Boston Hardcore without being a total clone, but also not being the most original thing ever. Pretty rad that it's from '88 and avoids the realms of Youth Crew and Cross Over Thrash especially given their location. Some killer leads thrown around throughout the LP. Brings to mind bands like Agnostic Front & The Mob but kinda has a retarded Pacific Northwest grunge vibe to it as well. So I guess think AF and Green River. Totally worth the occasional "spin". Released on Bomp Records.

1. Black Mark
2. Stood Up
3. Bustin' Out
4. Suicide
5. Rich Life
6. Pack of One
7. Pride of the Pack
8. Black Book of Hell
9. Wolfpack

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Fatal Rage "S/T" 12" (1983)

Well coming up on two years ago I promised that the incredible 12" from New Jersey's Fatal Rage would be posted! Looks like I'm not a liar after all. 11 tracks of perfect punk hardcore that only NJ degenerates and Mutha Records could have created. Try not to pogo in your chair to "Die Lady Di". You can't, it's impossible. I've stolen the opening riff from "U.O.A." in every band I've ever been in. This record is a true gem of the KBD world.

1. Struggle
2. Assault
3. Jump and Die
4. Die Lady Di
5. Fatal Mistake
6. U.O.A.
7. Copy Bands
8. I'm Appalled
9. Yelling
10. Wartime
11. Kick That Kicker

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Child Abuse "...Bring It" EP (1983)

Another gem from the Mutha Records of New Jersey catalog. Amateurish punk hardcore with a mid paced tempo and snotty sung vocals on the first track. Mostly sped up and angry throughout the rest of the EP, but slowing down here and there to dirge. Unpolished and raw the way hardcore should be. Enjoy.

1.Child Abuse
2.Live Too Fast
3.Life Of Them
4.I'm Lazy
5.Extra Strength Tylenol
6.We Don't Want You Hanging Around

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Teenage Depression "Skank Or Die" EP (1984)

Sorry for a few days without any post, I was in rural Indiana hating the world. Moving right along... Teenage Depression was from New Jersey and hated everything apparently. This is really great raw hardcore punk with a lot of energy and snotty vocals.

1.Anarchy is for Assholes
2.Reagan's Gestapo
3.Working for the Kremlin
4.Caught in a Bind
5.False Jesii Part 1
6.Frat Party
7.Rabbit Song
8.Speed Punks Suck
9.I Love Kate

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Young & The Useless "Real Men Don't Floss" EP (198

Bratty NYHC featuring Adam of the Beastie Boys and sounding very similar to the "Pollywog Stew" EP. The closing track "Funky Music" even reminds me a little of the "Cooky Puss" 12". If you are a fan of early Beastie Boys, The Mob, Urban Waste etc, then check this out for sure. Oh yeah there is also a weird punk rendition of a childrens christian song. Weird. Released by Ratcage Records.

1.Young And Useless
3.The Wave
4.Home Boy
5.Rise And Shine
6.Funky Music

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Rebel Truth "S/T" EP (1984)

Rebel Truth's only EP, but they were also on such classic compilations as "We Got Power" & "Not So Quiet On The Western Front" as well as a few others and countless bootlegs. Really awesome thrashy hardcore from Sacramento California with some good melodies and great lyrics/vocals. Released by the incredible Version Sound. Special request from Cole. Here ya go buddy.

1. Child Hosts the Parasite
2. Moneyman
3. Where the Heart Is
4. The Good Life
5. Unscene Report
6. The Request
7. Try
8. In the Red
9. Trickle Down

Download Here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Meatmen "Blüd Sausage" EP (1982)

Another hardcore classic from Touch & Go. The debut EP from Michigan's offensive, perverse, hilarious punk combo The Meatmen. This is by no means their strongest release but still has some amazing songs. Look for their other releases or the "Spud Powercock" collection CD. Tesco Vee is as important as Ian Mackaye or Greg Ginn, if you don't know this you are probably a fucking moron.

1.Tooling for Anus
2.1 Down 3 to Go
3.Snuff 'Em
4.Becoming a Man
5.I've Got a Problem
6.I'm Glad I'm Not a Girl
7.Dumping Ground

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Flesh Columns "Schweigew Vor Dem Sturm" EP (1984)

Four tracks of punk hardcore from Windsor, Ontario Canada. Executed by three teenagers. Recorded in Detroit by some guy named Corey Rusk. Released by Touch & Go... I really know nothing else. This is a really cool/fun EP.

1.Where Did They Go
2.Mummar Khadafi
3.Times Up
4.Ban Nestle Products

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Blight "S/T" EP (1982)

Deranged and demented hardcore punk/noise from ex-members of Michigan legends The Fix & The Meatmen. Tesco Vee(vocals, electric trumpet) backed by Steve Miller(guitar), Mike Achtenberg(bass) and Pat Clark(drums). Blight released just this one EP and played only 5 shows in their four month existence before slipping into the afterthoughts of America's middle aged youth. For fans of gritty love and anyone liking their hardcore on the weirder side of things. Released by the mighty Touch & Go and seemingly impossible to find.

1.The Dream Was Dead
2.Real World
3.Be Stupid
5.Prophet of Doom
6.Seven Winds Over the Gobi Desert

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Madball "Ball Of Destruction" EP (1988)

Originally an Agnostic Front side project with Roger's preteen brother singing. Some old AF songs here amongst a few originals. Basically "United Blood" part II, sloppy shit. Included here is a pretty pointless radio interview as a bonus track.

1.Smell The Bacon (What's With You?)
2.Discriminate Me
3.We Should Care
4.Colossal Man With A skinhead
5.Get Out
6.Last Warning
8.It's My Life
9.WFMU Interview

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Monday, February 9, 2009

The Scam "Everything Ends In A Rot" EP (1986)

Dark metallic Hardcore from New Hampshire. For fans of Void, Die Kreuzen etc. This was released by Ax/ction Records, they also recorded songs for 2 Ax/ction compilations and an unreleased LP.

1.Off Track
2.No Reason to Live
3.All By Myself
4.When the Day of Your Death Comes
5.The Way Things Are

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Friday, February 6, 2009

V/A "Flex Your Head" LP (1982)

One of the quintessential Hardcore compilations of the early 80s. Sitting on the same level as "This Is Boston, Not L.A." & "Let Them Eat Jellybeans" in my book. This showcases a lot of the more obvious of the DC bunch but also a few lesser known but still amazing bands such as Artificial Peace, Red C & Deadline. This is crucial listening for everyone new and old to the genre.

1.Teen Idles "I Drink Milk"
2.Teen Idles "Commie Song"
3.Teen Idles "No Fun"
4.Untouchables "Rat Patrol"
5.Untouchables "Nic Fit"
6.Untouchables "I Hate You"
7.S.O.A. "I Hate the Kids"
8.S.O.A. "Disease"
9.S.O.A. "Stepping Stone Party"
10.Minor Threat"Stand Up"
11.Minor Threat "12XU"
12.Government Issue "Hey, Ronnie"
13.Government Issue "Lie Cheat & Steal"
14.Youth Brigade "Moral Majority"
15.Youth Brigade "Waste of Time"
16.Youth Brigade "Last Word"
17.Red C "Jimi 45"
18.Red C "Pressure's On"
19.Red C "6 O'Clock News"
20.Red C "Assassin"
21.Void "Dehumanized"
22.Void "Authority"
23.Void "My Rules"
24.Iron Cross "Wargames"
25.Iron Cross "New Breed"
26.Iron Cross "Live for Now"
27.Artificial Peace "Artificial Peace"
28.Artificial Peace "Outside Looking In"
29.Artificial Peace "Wasteland"
30.Deadline "Stolen Youth"
31.Deadline "Hear the Cry"
32.Deadline "Aftermath"

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Chronic Sick "The Cutest Band In Hardcore" EP (1982)

It seems that a lot of people that even know about this band hate them. I really can't see why. I don't feel that I can post this without including this great review they received in 1983, here goes...

Last and definitely least The Cutest Band In Hardcore E.P. by Chronic Sick. This is the worst. The worst words. These kids should get beat up. If they want to be shocking why don't they kill themselves on stage. I think that's better than writing racist and sexist songs that will make people want to kill them anyway. We appreciate a colorful crowd so if they know what's good for them they won't play New York again.
-Javi Savage, from Big City zine #4, May/June 1983

Really I love this record. Six tracks of punky New Jersey Hardcore, "Dress Code" being my favorite falling almost into a power-pop/Ramonesy kinda thing towards the end. Fuck yeah!

1. There Goes The Neighbourhood
2. Dress Code
3. Public Suicide
4. Man Rape Blues
5. Mucho Macho
6. Pain For Profit

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Media Disease "S/T" 2x7" (1982)

Recorded at Hit & Run in 1982, released by Lost & Found in 1990. Lo-fi punk hardcore from DC, who as John said in his request were also featured on the excellent "Mixed Nuts Don't Crack" compilation LP on Outside records(1984). This contains those tracks as well as their demo tape.

1.Sit Down
2.Young Sophisticate
3.Beyond Help
4.You're Wasted
5.Rock is Dead
6.Redneck Asshole
7.Kicked in the Head
8.Moral Lobotomy
9.We Won't Listen
11.Black List
12.Media Disease
13.Anti Social
14.Concentration Camp
15.Dumb Jock
16.Fuck Up
17.Unwritten Laws
18.Life Unfulfilled
19.Redneck Asshole
20.Sit Down
22.Concentration Camp

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