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.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Society Dog - Working Class People 7"

Going way back for this one. San Francisco's Society Dog only release a couple 7"s in their day, which is a damn shame. Thankfully members went on to do more great things. They reformed in the 90's, obviously without original singer John Christ. Does anyone have their "revival" cd from 1998? I'd be interested to hear it.

Bad Dreams

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Public Disturbance - S&M 7"

Nothing wrong with a little S&M on a Sunday morning, right? These scumbags from New Jersey (I think) didn't release alot of stuff. Just this 7" and a full length, both in 1983. I haven't heard the full length but this is good sleazy punk rock.

Destroy The Fad

Saturday, August 26, 2017

We The Living - Carnival Of Vice 7"

More crazy hardcore today. We The Living blasted their mid-80's lightning fast hardcore out of Tampa, Florida. Really cool stuff.

I Don't Even Like You

Friday, August 25, 2017

Rednecks In Pain - Your Greasy Granny Got Holes In Her Panties 7"

We land back in the states today. More specifically, smack dab in the home of the Grand Ole Opry. I'm guessing this band never actually made it to that stage during their two or three year history in the late 80's. Crazy hardcore!

Slobber Monsters

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Schleim Keim - Geldschein 7"

Ok, back to normal (I hope). We have one more stop abroad before heading back to the states. And this stop is on the other side of the Berlin Wall. Schleim Keim recorded these tracks in 1986, but were unable to release them until 1993. Three COMPLETELY different sounds.

I Stay Here

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Playing Catch Up

Apologies for screwing up my normal routine. Here's what would've been missed.

Agent Orange - VD - Hello Boy Friend, Coming My Way 7"

Here's four cool songs from the Holland hardcore band Agent Orange. Originally released in 1983.

Let's Kill The Police

Strebers - Ung & Arg 7"

So here's another one of those bands that I love but probably would've never heard were it not for the digital age and punk blogs. Strebers were from Sweden and unlike other Swedish bands (Crude S.S., Mob 47, Anti-Cimex) they stayed closer to the punk side of things. Really great stuff. This is their 1985 debut.

Young & Angry!

Kaare Og Partiet - Hakekors 7"

Off to Norway now for some bass-heavy punk rock. Released in 1980. To my knowledge this is pretty much it from them.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Uh oh

computer issues. Should be back shortly.....

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Re-Posts 'n' Re-Ups

No surprise, I've been absolutely terrible at fulfilling requests for re-ups and such. Look for me to do that real soon. (yeah, right!)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ramzes & The Hooligans - Poland - Alcoholand 7"

After the weekend we just had I think it best to leave the country for a while. We'll spend today drinking in Poland. Entertaining Polish punk/Oi! with a serious Ramones influence.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

GG Allin - Live... Carolina In My Ass 7"

And what is one thing the last two bands have in common? GG Allin, of course. At one time or another both bands backed up GG. And since we've been crawling through the gutters this weekend we might as well end in GG's ass, right? Here's the 1990 release from an NC show GG did in '87 with backing band the Primates.

We're Not Ashamed Of The Things That We Do

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Disappointments - Self-Titled 7"

The Disappointments were four scumbags from Michigan. Their 1987 7" delivers 21 (!) blasts of quick depravity.

I'm Just Here To Be Amused

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bulge - Penis Rising 7"

Let's spend the weekends in some U.S. gutters. When Boston hardcore band Psycho were not busy being, well, psycho, they sometimes dressed goofily and became scum punk band Bulge. Here's an 11 song 7" from 1991.

All Together Now - Fartmaster!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Eddie And The Subtitles - Fuck You Eddie 7"

To be honest, I never really knew a lot about Eddie & The Subtitles back in the day. Not sure why. However, I always loved the bands name. Again, not sure why. Anyway, a small amount of research has told me they were quite the influential Orange County outfit. And a quick listen to their debut single will tell anyone this is a damn classic.

Don't Want To Drown In American Society

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Crass - Sheep Farming In The Falklands 7"

And then there's Crass. Might as well end our Anarcho-Weekend with the top of the heap. I don't think any band personified Anarchy more than Crass. Here's one of their numerous singles, from 1983.

No Sir, I Won't

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Icon A.D. - Don't Feed Us Shit 7"

Another English band flying the "anarcho" flag in the early 80's was Icon A.D. They didn't have too much recorded output, but what they did release is listenable. This is their debut from 1982.

Face The Facts

Friday, August 4, 2017

Amebix - Winter 7"

Amebix were quite the influential UK "anarcho/crust" band. This is their second single, released in 1983.

Looks Like The Beginning Of The End

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Middle Class - Out Of Vogue 7"

Once again it's time for our yearly installment of 7 Inches Of Summer! And we start way back at the beginning. Often credited as the first hardcore record ever released, Middle Class put this bad boy out in 1978. And it's still a fun listen today.

It's A Shiny New Aesthetic

Monday, July 31, 2017

Mudd Helmüt - Live @ J.C. Dobb's, Philadelphia, PA 04.23.92

I have a personal favorite to wrap up our month. While living on the east coast Richmond's Mudd Helmüt was one of my absolute favorite bands. They came from the smoldering ashes of White Cross & Death Piggy. Unfortunately they never really caught on outside of the mid-atlantic U.S. Might've had something to do with their impressive alcohol intake. At any rate, here's a set I found on the great (but quiet of late) Noise Addiction blog. And don't forget their demo I posted quite some time ago. Alcohol Powered Rock 'N' Roll! Hope you enjoy.

I Refuse To Breathalyze

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Subhumans - Live In Edmonton 1995

Staying in Canada today for one of the Great White North's most under-appreciated exports, the Subhumans. They originally formed in 1978. By 1983 Dimwit and Wimpy moved on to D.O.A. and Useless moved on to pulling a nickel. By 1995 Dimwit was sadly gone, but Useless was out of prison and Wimpy took a break from D.O.A. so the older, and possibly wiser gentlemen could remind the kids what the early days of Canadian punk sounded like. A great long set with all the classics.

No Elvis, Beatles Or The Rolling Stones