Monday, September 1, 2014

Code Of Honor + Sick Pleasure - Split

So this month we're celebrating the great punk rock tradition of the Split Release. That's right, September is 'Splitsville', baby!

We start way back in 1982 with this absolute classic. Actually it's the same band with different singers. Sick Pleasure broke up when Niki Siki started Verbal Abuse, so they just recruited Johnithin Christ and continued. The band salvaged old stuff, recorded new stuff and released this as a split of Code Of Honor's 'Fight Or Die' and Sick Pleasure's 'Dolls Under Control'.

Code Of Honor/Sick Pleasure

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gudon - 卑下志望 (Hikashibou) 7"

Might as well end the month with yet another Japanese powerhouse flexi. How the hell do they fit all this power on a record that bends?!?

Burst Your Head


Saturday, August 30, 2014

GiL - Self-Titled 7"

Another great Japanese hardcore release. You know how I love them! This is Gil, and their 1987 debut flexi 7".

Lost Generation


Friday, August 29, 2014

Joe Young - Bury The Needle 7"

Back in April we lost an American treasure. Mighty Joe Young up and left us. But his destructo buzzsaw guitar work lives on. Back in the late 80's, several A-SEEN side projects emerged, including this 7". A good release made great by the last track 'ANTiSEEN Medley'. Although, I wish it had been recorded about 15 years later and was about 15 or 20 minutes longer.

I Say Bye Bye


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ism - I Think I Love You 7"

Early 80's scum punk from NYC. Great cover... and great cover song.

So What Am I So Afraid Of?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chronic Disorder - Fred 7"

Yesterday's chronic sick inevitably leads to today's Chronic Disorder. Loud and chaotic hardcore from Connecticut. A personal fave way back when.

Sid Is God, Sid Is God


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chronic Sick - Self-Titled 7"

OK, let's clear something up here. If a record, particularly a 7" EP, has nothing more than the band name on front and (maybe) track listing on back is it considered a 'Self-Titled' EP, or is the name of the EP automatically the name of the first song?

Exhibit A: Today's post. These NJ scumbags (and I mean that in the most complimentary way) released this debut 7" in 1983.

Clearly, I'm on the 'Self-Titled' side. However, most places you see this 7" it's referred to as the 'Reagan Bands' EP which is, of course, the first song. Well, no matter what you call it, the record delivers good scuzzy hardcore.

My Crotch Is Rotting