Tuesday, April 22, 2014

V/A - Punk's Not Dread

Here's a really good hardcore comp from 1985. 6 bands doing 12 songs. All U.K., with the exception of the mighty Poison Idea.

Dread

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Milepost 666 v.5 - He Is Risen!

Easter Sunday is a day to celebrate. And what better way than to post another collection of blasphemy. We start with a heavy dose of tunes about America's favorite zombie, and round it out taking particular aim at T.V. 'saviors'. Consider it my own personal faith based initiative.
A note, I found the blasphemous cover pic while searching for such things. It apparently stirred up quite a controversy in a college newspaper. Enjoy!

He Is Risen!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

V/A - 'Empty Skulls' Compilations

Today we have two great compilations. Volume 1 was released in 1984 on cassette 42 songs from 16 bands including heavyweights C.O.C., Out Of Order and Septic Death. Pushead also supplied the cover art. Volume 2 was released on vinyl in 1987. It's a little slower, a little heavier, with bands like Pillsbury Hardcore, Crude SS, and Colera. It's also interesting to hear the progression of C.O.C. between the two comps.



Friday, April 18, 2014

V/A - 'Sound Of Hollywood' Compilations

Ah Mystic. I think hardcore has had a love/hate relationship with Mystic Records since they started pumping out (and I mean PUMPING OUT) records in the early 80's. But there's not doubt some damn good music has worn the Mystic label.Here's a portion of the 'Sound Of Hollywood' series of releases. #1 - Girls has some great bands but far too many Runaways wanna-be's. #2 - Destroy L.A. has lots of good bands doing mostly not great stuff. Not entirely a waste of time, but not the greatest. And #3 - Copulation is, in my opinion, a classic police themed compilation.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

V/A - Welcome To Albany 7"

Here's a quick 6 song sampler from New York's capital city. Good late 80's hardcore. And for those of you that like to follow links, here's one to a wealth of Albany Hardcore info. Downloads too.

Albany

Sunday, April 13, 2014

V/A - Bands That Could Be God

OK, here's a weird one for ya. I remember buying this back in the day. i gave it a listen, taped 'You're False' by Deep Wound and sold it. Well, my tastes have matured a little in the past 30 years, so it's not the horror show I once thought it was. There's some great stuff, some good stuff, some weird stuff, and yes some bad stuff as well. But it certainly deserves at least a couple listens before deleting.

Could Be God

Saturday, April 12, 2014

V/A - It Came From The Pit

This Canadian comp is a solid collection of 16 songs from 14 bands. Well worth the download if you haven't heard of it yet.

The Pit