Sunday, December 10, 2017

Death Side - Satisfy The Instinct 7"

Death Side started delivering bass-heavy hardcore in the mid 80's. And the world quickly became a better place for it. Granted, some hearing was lost along the way.

Self Complacency

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Deadless Muss - 5 Years Imprisonment

Yet another band I know nothing about and didn't discover until the digital age. Deadless Muss ripped up the late 80's with a handful of releases. This is their lone full length, from 1988. And they were apparently one of the few bands to spring for color printing on their album cover.

OE~, OE~

Friday, December 8, 2017

C.F.D.L. - Atrocity Exhibition 7"

Ok, so technically we're cheating a little bit today and sneaking in a 90's Japanese band. C.F.D.L. stands for Crazy Fucked-up Daily Life. Fans of the great UK band Disorder might recognize that. They would almost certainly like this EP. It is definitely cut from the same cloth. Here's C.F.D.L.'s 1990 debut.

Have A Nice Day

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Lavatory - World War III 7"

Another all-too-quick 7" from another Japanese band I know nothing about. These guys are not quite as aggressive as most of the bands you're going to see here this month. But they do their fair share of ripping.

Fashion Doll

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gauze - 限界は何処だ

"Ladies and gentlemen please help me welcome one of the great mysteries of the Orient..."

That is how they were introduced on the live track at the end of this release. But truthfully, no introduction can do these boys justice. Just amazing. Period!

Where Is The Limit

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Gagize - Traculent Crime 7"

Don't know much about this band. In fact that's going to be an ongoing theme this month as well. I didn't discover so many of these great Japanese bands until the age of the music blog. To which I say 'All's well that ends well'. A great 7 song 7" here.

Destroy Peace'n Life

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Comes - No Side

This month we typically reserve for Christmas themed posts. We forgo that this time around and instead repeat a theme from a couple Decembers ago. 80's Japanese hardcore!! Making this month indeed the most wonderful time of the year.

We start with the female-fronted Tokyo monsters The Comes. They moved more towards metal as the 80's progressed. But in 1983 they shredded the hardcore thing.

Human Hunting

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Z - 戦争反対

We wrap up November with a noisy 1986 tape by the Japanese band Z. I know nothing about this band. I do know this tape, 26 tracks - no titles included, is some rippin' fast Japanese thrash. A great way to end the month. A foreshadowing of next month? Yeah, probably.

Anti-War

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fallout - It's All Over Now Demo

Punk Rock from western Virginia today. These guys were never able to broaden their boundaries too much, but they still never failed to entertain. I apologize for the iffy sound quality. I think I did a poor job when I pulled it from cassette some time ago.

Got Nothin' On Me

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Schizoid - Datin' Satan Demo

Time for some good old fashioned punk metal from Newfoundland. To be honest I had never heard of them, but they apparently made quite the name for themselves up there. Here's a demo from their all too limited catalog.

Obnoxious Attitude

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Vengeance - Oxnard Hardcore - Demo 1983

Nardcore, baby! This Vengeance, not to be confused with the other So Cal band from the 'Not So Quiet' comp, rips through 12 tunes. Technically I think this was released as a 7", but cassettes had to have been around, right?

You Missed Out

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Underachievers - Skip The Salad Bar Demo

This Thanksgiving we're skipping the salad bar and heading straight to the hardcore. That made little to no sense but what's done is done. Straight ahead NJ hardcore with mostly goofy lyrics.

I Wouldn't Fuck You With Reagan's Dick

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Saud - Saud Is Dead

I stumbled upon this tape, and TONS others on the great Hawaii Punk Museum site. I strongly recommend a visit. I also strongly recommend downloading this. Fast hardcore with just a slight metal tinge.

Outta My Way, You Can't Make Me Pray

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Abortion Squad - Hardcore '83

East Coast Hardcore today. New Hampshire to be exact. Technically, I think this is a CD reissue of their 1983 cassette. But I won't tell anyone if you won't.

But I Didn't Want A Baby

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Blood Lake - Sink Or Swim Baby

Blood Lake was another California band. I first discovered them during the great BCT quest. They appeared on #24, Car Crash Music. I then asked you fine people if anyone had any more and here it is. Damn good punch-in-the-face hardcore.

I Will Fight Fight Fight

Friday, November 17, 2017

Half Off - Same Old Story

We're going to go a little deeper into the vaults today. At least deep in my vault. Over the next few days I'm going to be posting tapes from bands that I had never heard of back in the day, but discovered through the magic of Blogging. And we start with the southern Cali band Half Off. Or 1/2 Off. Or, if you know the neat little "Alt+0189" trick, ½ Off. Good hardcore here. Enjoy!

I Won't Change For You

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Subhumans - Demolition War Parts I-III

Here is what I believe to be the very first release from the legendary Subhumans. Not to be confused withe their debut vinyl, also called Demolition War. So I guess that'd be Part IV. Anyway, this one puts together live tracks from two diffferent shows as well as well as practice tracks. Shit like this really makes me nostalgic. A great tape, indeed.

Nothing I Can Do

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Rövsvett ‎– Hunden Beskyddar Människan, Men Vem Beskyddar Hunden ?? Demo

Rövsvett blasts some sloppy no-frills hardcore from Sweden. And I use the terms 'sloppy' and no-frills' complimentarily. Google Translate tells me the English translation for the title is "The Dog Protects The Human, But Who Protects The Dog??". So, coupled with the excellent tape cover, their sense of humor is there.

Oskyldiga Människor

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Disturbed + Chaotic Subversion Split Tape

We got a massive dose of Scottish hardcore today. Some good old fashioned angry stuff to get you going. Released sometime in the late 80's it collects demos, practices and even a couple EP's in the mix. The sound quality is low, but the music is great.

The Disturbed/Chaotic Subversion

Friday, November 10, 2017

Civil Dissident - Fourth Rate American Thrash Tape

So, from what I've read Aussie band Civil Dissident had an early release reviewed by MRR. The reviewer referred to it as "Fourth Rate American Thrash". And they chose to run with that. Releasing this tape in 1984. I think the reviewer was having a bad day, because this is some good stuff.

Disobedience When You Want

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Peace Corpse - Self-Titled

I always loved this band. Unfortunately there's just not alot of stuff that ever made it to a recording. This cassette comprises their incredible 7", plus extra "iffy quality" live stuff.

Have I Been Saved?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christ On Parade - Cheap, Deformed, Cassette E.P.


The great Christ On Parade had some great releases during the second half of the 80's. This is on of their earliest releases, from 1985

Chaos Is What We Need

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rednecks In Pain - Sick Semen Demo

One drawback of the cassette release is of course the issue of sound quality. But back in the day we took what we could get. Rednecks In Pain was a short-lived outfit outta Tennessee. They released this tape in 1989. Add a couple decades and the sound quality didn't get any better, but doesn't it take you back?

Quick To Judge

Friday, November 3, 2017

Rebels & Infidels - Young, Gifted & Black Demo

We kick off the weekend with a bit of a rough sounding release. Still haven't learned much about the band, but I believe this was released in '85 and also features a female singer.

Call A Doctor

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Zero Boys - The History Of The Zero Boys

For November we're going to once again focus on the easiest and cheapest way bands found to get their music out there - the cassette. This month I'm wishing everyone a Happy Tapesgiving!

And we start the month with a slight carryover, the number zero. Indiana legends the Zero Boys kick off the month. Honestly I'm not sure about the "history of" this tape, but I believe it was a posthumous release in 1984. After their all too brief existence.

What Fun, What Fun, What Fun

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 - The Late Late Show

We end our numerical tour this month with yet another 13. And as we're also celebrating Halloween I thought it fitting to include the dearly departed Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. One of my favorites, actually. I honestly thought it was a fresh take on the whole Horror Punk thing. And although this 1996 debut isn't their best work, it is their first. And it also contains a brief cameo from everyone's favorite Carolinian Jeff Clayton.

Sick Motherfucker, Sick

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Clit 45 - Straight Outta Long Beach

Clit 45 was one of the better mid-late 90's bands that really knew how to bring back the early 80's sound. That's quite evident on this 1999 EP. Loud, fast and damn sure in-yer-face.

Make Your Own Rules

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Holley 750 - Death Machine

Straight-forward garagey speed punk today. Denver's own Holley 750 rip through this late aughts release. Sadly they seem to have gone the way of the dodo, but if you can find their stuff it still can get you movin'.

Alright On A Saturday Night

Friday, October 27, 2017

RC5 - In The Bottle 7"

I discovered the garage punk stylings of Seattle's RC5 during the Napster era. So many great bands discovered that way. This quick little 7" is their 1998 offering.

I Need Supervision

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1000 Homo DJ's - Supernaut

Yet another Al/Ministry side project today, just as loud and abrasive as the rest. This 1994 EP combines both singles released by the "band". It's tough to get more balls out powerful than their version of 'Supernaut'. Just like most of Buck Satan's catalog, this deserves to be in your collection.

I've Seen The Future And I've Left It Behind

Sunday, October 22, 2017

9353 - Overdoses At Your Mother's House

Another post from these DC weirdos. Actually, it's kinda the same LP I posted a while back, with extras. 9353's 1984 debut, To Whom It May Consume, was re-issued in 1994 with a bunch of extra previously unreleased tracks. I never really appreciated what these guys brought to the table way back when. But I really dig 'em now. Does anyone have their second album, We Are Absolutely Sure There Is No God?

We Were Such Nice Children

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Super$hit 666 - Grand Master

This buncha loud mofo's were never really a proper band. A few guys from several Euro acts got together to record this heavy EP in 1999. They never toured, nor did they ever release anything again. But they did leave behind these really cool 6 songs, including one of my absolute favorite song titles ever.

You Smell Canadian

Friday, October 20, 2017

Poison 13 - First You Dream...

It's not surprising that plenty of punk bands with numbers in their name have chosen the number 13. And here's one of them right now. The cool garage punk of Austin's Poison 13. This is their all too short 1985 release.

Last Night I Saw A Strange Movie

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

Texas

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.

Tucson

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.

Jersey

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.

NY/NJ/CT

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.

NYC