Saturday, March 31, 2012

M.S.I. - Self-Titled 7"

Y not E.N.D. this M.O.N.T.H. with More Stupid Initials. M.S.I. was a straight edge band from Toronto that put out a couple E.P.'s in the late 80's. This was the first. Good entertaining stuff with typical 80's hardcore lyrics.

Just Leave Us Alone!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

F.V.K./E.M.G. - God's Favorite Band

Well, I haven't known anything about the last couple bands, so why not continue that theme. I know (actually I'm only 'pretty sure') F.V.K. stands for Fearless Vampire Killers, but I have no idea what E.M.G. stands for. Nor do I know if they're technically a separate band from F.V.K. I'm so confused! I do know they're from Delaware, and I also know this album kicks ass! And in addition, they are apparently God's favorite band.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

D.D.T. - Brave New World 7"

Here's another band I know nothing about. I've read they were one of the first hardcore bands from Atlanta. I also know they released this 7" in '83 and an L.P. in '84 that I haven't heard. This here is a very interesting 5 song collection that includes hardcore, powerpop, rock, and of course a cover of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Interesting stuff. Give it a try.

Walking Down The Psychopath

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

S.C.U.M. - Born Too Soon

S.C.U.M. stands for Society Controlled Under Murder. I don't know alot about this band, but I do know they came from Montreal and outside of a few comp tracks this was their only release. Pretty much by-the-numbers political hardcore. Not bad but not great.

So M.U.C.H. Hate

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

T.S.O.L. - Beneath The Shadows

In the interest of full disclosure I gotta admit, I really like this new wavey, keyboardy 1982 release from T.S.O.L. I just can't help it. This is indeed the bridge between their early punker sound and their later rocker sound. If you haven't heard it yet give it a try. But don't be surprised if you don't like it.


Monday, March 26, 2012

S.N.O.T. - Slaughterhouse 7"

Here's a bonus post courtesy of the Court In The Act blog. Slime from the Nose Of Texas rip thru 8 tunes here. This 7" was released in 1986 and is sadly their only release. Great stuff.

No Heaven On Earth

X - Los Angeles

Speaking of great female fronted California punk bands, ever hear of X?! This band did indeed get their credit due. Los Angeles is their full length debut from 1980.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

U.X.A. - Illusions Of Grandeur

The United eXperiments of America was a great female fronted California punk band. Formed in San Francisco in 1977 and later moving to L.A., they unfortunately released only one L.P., Illusions Of Grandeur, during their original run. It's a great example of late 70's early 80's punk but the band never really got their due credit.

I'm The Product Of Immunity

Saturday, March 24, 2012

M.I.A. - Murder In A Foreign Place

M.I.A. had a few starts and stops in the early '80s before hitting their stride. This is a great L.P. from 1984, which followed an equally great split with the band Genocide. Good quick melodic hardcore. They eventually developed a more rock 'n' roll sound on later releases before disappearing.

I Tried To Show You My World

Friday, March 23, 2012

B.G.K. - Jonestown Aloha!

B.G.K. was a great hardcore band from Holland. They released 3 records between this debut in '83 and their break up in '87. They also had quite a few compilation tracks. The band absolutely rips thru 20 tunes here. It's a great hardcore album.

In case you didn't know B.G.K. stands for Balthasar Gerards Kommando. This I did know. What I didn't know, however was what that meant. Thanks to Al Gore's internet I discovered Mr. Gerards assassinated William I of Orange, and was kind of punished for it. Check this out. Isn't history fun?!?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Y.Y.Y. - Sin

Youth Youth Youth was an intelligent hardcore band from Toronto. Unfortunately their output only consists of a 9 song demo from 1982 and this 12" from 1983. If you'd like more info check out their myspace page. I also found an ancient interview.

They Cry Out For Freedom But They Cry Out With Death

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

N.O.T.A. - Moscow 7"

Here's the rippin' 1982 debut from N.O.T.A. Find more here and here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

C.I.A. - God, Guts, Guns 7"

C.I.A. was a really good hardcore band from Connecticut that released this excellent 7" in 1983. They also recorded an album in 1984 but it wasn't released until 1986. By then most of the members have moved on to form 76% Uncertain.Another great band as evidenced here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A.O.D. - Humungousfungusamongus

A.O.D. was one of my absolute favorite bands back in the day.This is their 1986 follow up to their Wacky Hijinks LP.

With Every Can Of Pesticide There Will Be A Human Genocide

Sunday, March 18, 2012

F.O.D. - Shatter Your Day

 Flag Of Democracy formed in Philadelphia in 1982. They... you know what, why don't I just let them tell you from their website:

Flag Of Democracy (frequently referred to as F.O.D.) are an exceptionally fast melodic hardcore punk band from the Philadelphia suburbs active from 1982-present, with the current lineup forming in 1986. The band has had an illustrious 27+ year career, playing their first show with Minor Threat and Agnostic Front, touring internationally and amassing large audiences in such corners of the world as Japan and Western Europe (the latter being home to their longtime label Bitzcore Records).
Musically, the group plays a mix of melodic punk, frequently with two-part vocal lines, and noisy, dissonant hardcore, often at extreme speeds - many F.O.D. songs push past 200 beats-per-minute. Drummer Bob Walker is one of the few drummers in hard rock to play with traditional grip, a drumstick position commonly associated with jazz drumming.
Founding bassist Zeke Zagar had only a brief tenure in the band, but went on to co-found McRad after leaving F.O.D. Bassist Dave Rochon also played drums in The Blunder Boys (aka Crib Death). 

Here is their full length debut from 1986.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

S.L.F. - Inflammable Material

Here's the awesome debut from the mighty Stiff Little Fingers. Released in 1979, it's an absolute punk rock classic. Enjoy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

P.H.C. - In A Straight Edge Limbo 7" / Pissed Playground

P.H.C. originally formed in Pomona, Ca. in 1984 as Pillsbury Hardcore. They officially released two 7"s, this being the first. Around 1987 they broke up with some members keeping the acronym and forming Pissed Happy Children. They released a 7" and this L.P. before breaking up. Good, tight, fast, straight edge hardcore.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

S.O.A. - No Policy 7"

Here's a classic Dischord 7". Their second release to be exact. Brutal angry D.C. hardcore. Beautiful. The incomparable Henry Garfield supplied the vocals. Whatever happened to him anyway?

Gonna Have To Fight!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A.S.F. - A Sure Fuck 7" + Damsels In Distress

A.S.F. were a (mostly) girl band from Boulder, Colorado and one of the forebears of the riot grrrl sound. Good loud and sloppy hardcore. A.S.F. stands for 'Anti-Scrunti Faction'. Full disclosure, I didn't know then and I still don't know today what a 'Scrunti' is or why they are so against them. I'll bet it's something offensive! While searching for the meaning today I did find the blog Pay No More Than post the 7" with the following:

On continue dans le bon gout avec ce qu'on peut considérer comme l'un des plus anciens groupes de riot grrrl.
Allons tout de suite à l'essentiel, la pochette! Le cover art est l'oeuvre de Leslie la bassiste du groupe. Alors savoir si elle persévérez dans le dessin ou dans la conception de pochette, j'en ai aucune idée, mais ce serait dommage qu'elle l'ait pas fait!!
En tous cas elle a continué la musique dans un groupe connu pour son engagement pour la cause homosexuelle, Tribe 8. Pas connu que pour ça d'ailleurs, en tous cas j'espère pour elles.
L'engagement dans ASF n'est pas aussi affirmé et on ne peut même pas parlé d'un groupe de filles puisque la batterie est assuré sur ce ep à moitie par un batteur, qu'on retrouve d'ailleurs sur l'intégralité des morceaux du lp qui sort l'année d'après.
A part le ep et le lp elles participent (en tant que trio féminin) à la compile Flipside fanzine vol.1 sorti en 84.
Pour plus d'informations, il y a wikipedia et c'est tout!

Perhaps this sheds some light on the meaning, but unfortunately I don't read 'foreign'!

Regardless of how you personally feel about scruntis enjoy the A.S.F. anyway!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

B.O.S. - The New Beginning 7"

Blemish On Society originally formed in 1982 in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1985, vocalist Tommy Housman moved to Tampa, Florida and in 1988 released this 7". Good, tight hardcore with sneering vocals.
Who Is God, Who Did He Save?

All Links Now Fixed!


Monday, March 12, 2012

A.Y.S. - Expect No Mercy 7"

Admit You're Shit was an 'anarcho'/hardcore band from England. Good, fast, angry hardcore. Though musically they didn't present a racist agenda, you can read about their nazi leanings here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

E-13 - No Mercy For Swine 7"

E-13 (or Etherteen) was a snotty little band from Eugene, Oregon. Great hardcore with a rude edge. For more info on this short-lived band go here.

Free The Cheese

Saturday, March 10, 2012

C.O.C. - Eye For An Eye

Corrosion Of Conformity was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1982. They released this, their debut in '84. 20 fast, gnarly hardcore tunes, including a Fleetwood Mac cover. They were clearly toeing the metal line. C.O.C. have continued to release music and tour sporadically over the last 30 years, although their lineup has been ever changing. This is a great debut.

Friday, March 9, 2012

D.R.I. - Dealing With It

Here's the first full length release from D.R.I., released in 1985. You can definitely hear their metal tendencies creeping in, but it is a damn fine hardcore album. Their last real hardcore album. In 1987 they released crossover and pretty much said goodbye to their hardcore sound.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

S.S.D. - The Kids Will Have Their Say

Here's the 1982 debut from Boston's S.S. Decontrol. 18 songs in about 21 minutes. Powerful as well as influential. A must have indeed.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

YDI - A Place In The Sun 7"


YDI (pronounce 'Why Die') was an aggressive hardcore band out of Philadelphia. They released this great 7" in 1983 and also contributed a couple songs to the 'Get Off My Back' Compilation that same year. Some time before '85, however, they caught the metal bug and released the sub par 'Black Dust' before disappearing.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

D.I. - Ancient Artifacts

D.I. originally started in 1982 in Orange County, California. Vocalist Casey Royer has kept a revolving door of members throughout their career but their sound has always had that southern California hardcore sound. Very reminiscent of the Adolescents, who Casey played drums for. They released a classic E.P. in 1983 followed by this great full-length in 1985. D.I. has continued to tour and periodically released music. In 2011 brainiac Casey was busted for on heroin while watching t.v. with his kid.

Monday, March 5, 2012

F.U.'s - My America

Here's the second release from Boston's The F.U.'s, released in 1983. Another classic!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

G.B.H. - Leather, Bristles, Studs & Acne

Here is the legendary debut E.P. from G.B.H. 9 hardcore classics, originally released in 1981.

This Means War!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

All December Links Fixed!


J.F.A. - Valley Of The Yakes

Here's the 1983 full length debut from Phoenix skate kings J.F.A. Great snotty anthems, mostly about skating surfing and disliking. But what the hell is a 'Yake' anyway?!?

I Hate Your Face I See It Too Much

Friday, March 2, 2012

D.O.A. - War On 45

I first discovered D.O.A. on the classic 'Let Them Eat Jellybeans' compilation. Upon seeking out more stuff the first release I found was this masterpiece from 1982. 8 Great Tunes! It says it right there on the cover! If not the best D.O.A. release it's without a doubt near the top.

I'm Right, You're Wrong, And We Both Know It

Thursday, March 1, 2012

M.D.C. - Multi-Death Corporations 7"

And here, once again, is the mighty M.D.C. One of my all time favorite bands. Their early stuff is just incredible. Around the mid to late 80's they kinda lost momentum, but their first few releases, including this 7" from 1983, is still some powerful stuff.

People Are Just Toys In My Game