Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Moral Crux - The Side Effects Of Thinking

Here's a bonus post, and kind of an indirect request. A long time ago I got a request for this one, but was unable to find it. So I added it to my want list. And finally, François, thru thomas_tirrell of the great Punx4Life blog, delivered. Great stuff, and a big Thank You!


ANTiSEEN - Honour Among Thieves + Badwill Ambassadors

Another month in the books means another ANTiSEEN exit. 1988 saw the first full length release chock full of Destructo Rock. And in 2004 they continued as the Badwill Ambassadors of punk rock.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Poison Idea - Kings Of Punk + Latest Will And Testament

A 'Now & Then' from Northwest heavyweights Poison Idea. In 1986 they proclaimed themselves the Kings Of Punk. No one argued. In 2006 they released Latest Will And Testament, released shortly after Pig Champion's death.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Killroy - Football Chants & Angry Rants

Today we have a different spin on the whole 'Then & Now' idea. A spin that I really wish more bands would take. Killroy was a great early to mid 80's southern California punk band that decided to give it a go again after the turn of the century. However, they didn't only release a new CD, they also re-recorded many of their classic tunes for the new CD. A great idea indeed. So I present to you Killroy's 2006 release Football Chants & Angry Rants. Also, if you want to hear what the original recordings sound like they can be found HERE: Self-Titled 7" and HERE: Believe In The Ruins.

We Are The Last Of Our Generation

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster + Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes

Outside of breaks due to drug problems or death, Mike Ness has kept Social D going for 35 years. Their style changed very early on, but it's always been filed in the punk rock category. And it did manage to keep me entertained. Here's the 1983 punk rock classic Mommy's Little Monster followed by the 2011 release  Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes which leans far closer to the 'rock' side of the fence.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Exploited - Horror Epics + Fuck The System

Here's what The Exploited say about... The Exploited:

Riot starting, bouncer bashing, cop baiting, hotel trashing, foul talking, noise making, chaos causing, venue wrecking, government hating, rule breaking, piss taking, unrelenting, punk rocking. Clearly we're not talking about Pepsi adverts here, or indeed the many so-called punk bands that would gleefully sell themselves to such corporate giants for a palm full of silver. Whoo-hoo! The taste of a generation! Fuck off! Let's get one thing straight: The Exploited are not 'punkers' or any of the other cutesy, watered down, MTV friendly names you might want to call them.
The Exploited are punk rock.

Exactly! Here's Horror Epics from '84 and Fuck The System from '03.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

D.O.A. - True (North), Strong & Free + Kings Of Punk, Hockey & Beer

What can (or for that matter NEEDS TO BE) said about Canadian legends D.O.A.? True punk heroes. Enjoy True (North), Strong & Free from 1987 and Kings Of Punk, Hockey & Beer from 2009.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Anti-Nowhere League - We Are... The League + Road To Rampton

Outside of a few years in the 90's these wankers have been recording and playing shows in one form or another since 1980. Here we have their classic 1982 full length debut, We Are... The League, in the form of the 90's reissue with bonus tracks. That's followed by 2007's Road To Rampton.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Channel 3 - The Punk Collectors Series + CH3

I knew I wanted to include Channel 3 on this 'Now & Then' thing. Problem is, I couldn't decided on the 'Then' album. So, I chose the CD originally released in 1991, which includes the bands '82 release, I've Got A Gun, and '83's After The Lights Go Out. Two solid punk records. And finally there's 2002's release CH3. I just love this band!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse + New Maps Of Hell

Here's a fitting post for Sunday morning. It also includes a classic LP that I've somehow not posted yet. Bad Religion graced the hardcore scene in 1980 and, although their history includes the usual lineup changes, hiatus's (hiati?),and even (eww!) commercial success, they keep on keepin' in. Here is their 1982 release, and a favorite of mine, How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, and their 2007 release New Maps Of Hell.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Agnostic Front - Victim In Pain + Warriors

Agnostic Front hail from the mean streets of NYC. They've sporadically released material throughout their thirty odd years of existence. Somehow I haven't posted their second release, 'Victim In Pain' before now. Shameful really. Next to that slab of hardcore history is their 2007 release 'Warriors', which shows Vinnie, Roger and the boys don't know how to grow old quietly.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fang - Where The Wild Things Are + Here Come The Cops

Since last month's Fang Friday was loved by all, we're going to observe it again this month. Here's the Berkeley Heathen Scum in all their glory. First on 1985's classic Where The Wild Things Are and next on 2012's Here Come The Cops.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dr. Know - This Island Earth + Killing For God

Dr. Know was an Oxnard powerhouse throughout most of the 80's. That is, until Wreckage In Flesh was released in 1988. It wasn't well received. By the turn of the century they were back recording and touring. Here is This Island Earth from 1986 and Killing For God from 2009.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

G.B.H. - Midnight Madness & Beyond + Perfume & Piss

G.B.H., or to be more precise, Charged G.B.H. are punk legends which fall into the 'never went away' category.  They have also managed to keep their sound fairly similar throughout their history. Here is the 1986 release Midnight Madness & Beyond, and what I believe is their most recent release, 2010's Perfume & Piss.

Monday, April 15, 2013

T.S.O.L. - Weathered Statues 7" + Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Free Downloads

For the remainder of the month I'm going to do a little 'Then & Now' thing.

Some of our (or at least MY) favorite 80's band have either reunited in the aughts to record new stuff or in some cases never really went away.

T.S.O.L. is a band that has had quite the bumpy road. Personnel changes, style changes, break-ups, reunions, lawsuits, death, etc. etc. They seem to have that all worked out for now, and are playing a few shows with original members.

First up is the fantastic 1982 four song E.P. followed by the 2009 release which should, by virtue alone, be near to all our hearts. Personally I think not only does the band sound fantastic on Life, Liberty, I think it would fit perfectly just before Beneath The Shadows.

Weathered Statues

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Crude S.S. - The System You Hate... Is The System You Support

Last stop of the day is in Finland. Crude S.S. only officially released one 7" in their existence, the great Who'll Survive? There have been unofficial releases though, like this live one which showed up, of course, on Punx4Life.

Destroy Capitalism

G.I.S.M. - M.A.N. (Military Affairs Neurotic)

We're taking the Punx4Life world tour today. Starting off with Japanese monsters G.I.S.M. I actually didn't know that after their amazing debut they moved more towards a 'hair metal' sound. Still, an interesting L.P.

Meaning Corrupted

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shell Shock - Execution Time 1981-87 Original Recordings.

Let's hop over from Texas to Louisiana. New Orleans to be exact. Punx4Life presents Shell Shock. Here's some info on the band:

ShellShock formed in 1980 and were one of, if not THE first hardcore band in New Orleans.
They played countless shows, and released 2 EP's, 2 LPs and a cassette in their time.

Upon Greg leaving the band in 1988, Kirk Windstein joined on vocals and added a 2nd guitar to the band, leaning them in a more metal direction.
After guitarist Mike "Hatch Boy" Hatch's demise this band eventually evolved into what is now Crowbar.

My Brain Is Jelly

Marching Plague - Rock 'N' Roll Asshole 7"

Punx4Life pumps out the obscure and hard to find as well. Marching Plague only released this 7" in 1983, although the title track does appear on the Cottage Cheese From The Lips Of Death comp. Good Texas-style hardcore.

We Are All Assholes

Friday, April 12, 2013

Christian Death - Only Theatre Of Pain

If you dug early goth punk you know who these guys are. I used to own this L.P. long ago and thanks to Punx4Life I now own it again.

Figurative Theatre

V/A - We Got Party

If you haven't checked out the Punx4Life blog yet, well, I guess that would explain why you're still checking out my loser blog. I mean, he's only managed to pump out several hundred posts since November of last year! Here's a request I actually had some time ago, which was found on Punx4Life. The 3rd installment of the We Got Power compilations. 41 friggin bands!

WGP #3

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rattus - Self-Titled

Here's our final hymn from the Church Of Zer. Rattus is another Finnish hardcore band and has been at it for over 30 years. This classic was released on Ratcage Records in 1984. Fast and mean.

Booze In Veins, Piss In Head

Terveet Kädet - Mi Enthalvan: TK Historiaan 1980-1984

Terveet Kädet is credited as being the first hardcore band in Finland. Although I can't verify that I can verify their power. Here's an unofficial collection of many of the bands early recordings. Praise the Church Of Zer!

TK Historiaan

Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers - Furious Party 7"

The loving arms of the Church Of Zer reach all over the world with hardcore hugs. Here's an Italian band that certainly need no introduction. Here's C.C.M.'s brutal 1985 7". Furious party indeed!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

GangGreen - I Fear 7"

One more prayer today from the Church Of Zer. Boston legends GangGreen sobered up enough to release this single in 2011. The more things change the more they stay the same.

I Fear

Rollins Band - Life Time

Time to enter the The Church Of Zer confessional booth.I really liked the first few releases from the Rollins Band. I know Henry is a polarizing figure. You either love him or hate him. But dammit, you can't deny he brought the Heavy! Here's the first Rollins Band release, from 1988.

What Am I Doing Here?

Adrenalin O.D. - Phat N' Old

Brothers and sisters! We're going to spend the next two days worshiping in the ONLY church recognized by Dr. Drunk's Ruin Industries. The Church Of Zer has been testifying since 2008 and has a vast library of the good shit. Here's a release I didn't know existed until I saw it in the church. This A.O.D. CD came out in 1996 and is from a live WFMU radio broadcast. They put together a great set of their classic old tunes.

Old People Talk Loud

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Herpes Distress - Demo 1982

One more Degen Erik shout out today. And a word of advice. When searching for band info, let your girlfriend know what you're doing. Especially if you're searching for info on the early 80's Yugoslavian band Herpes Distress. A google search for the term 'herpes distress' raises a few questions. Anyway, good band.


Olho Seco - Os Primeiros Dias

I mentioned Degen Erik being world wide. Here's hardcore from the great Brazilian outfit, Olho Seco. This E.P. was released in 1988.

Dry Eye

False Liberty - Silence Is Consent 7"

The Degen Erik blog has been pumping out hardcore for a good couple years now. It's another 'world-wide hardcore' blog. That being said, we're gonna start the day in the city of Seattle. The short lived band False Liberty released this 7" in 1986.

Sinking Fast

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Queers - My Old Man's A Fatso 7"

Last Down Underground post of today comes from The Queers. Their 1994 7" features a good version of an Angry Samoans classic, a great version of a disco classic, a version of a Screeching Weasel tune I'm unfamiliar with, and tune by a band called The Queers. Very entertaining.

We All Know That You Don't Care

Tight Fits - Full Frontal Attack 7"

Down Underground also features some rockin' sleazy punk. Here's a great single from The Tight Fits.

Full Frontal

Young Republipukes - How To Be A Teenage Republican 7"

At the time I downloaded this from Down Underground, they knew nothing about this band or release. So I put on my Inspector Gadget outfit and found out... nothing. But it is a good hardcore 7".

Update: A while back Neil, the singer for the Young Republipukes emailed me a brief history of the band. Here it is: the band was started around 1992-93 by myself and 2 others - all from Marshfield, Massachusetts - and 1 person, the drummer, from Plymouth, Massachusetts. we were all in high school at the time and part of a very active scene south of boston - known as "the south shore". my biggest influence at the time was certainly dead kennedys/winston smith, and i wrote the lyrics and made the art for the EP (which we pressed a mere 200 of). we were all interested in black flag, of course, and really just about any and all punk/hardcore that we could discover/get our hands on. but also we were listening to tons of ska and reggae, oi!, etc. we played all over the south shore and throughout new england, as well as in boston, and stopped in 1996 when i moved away. the band continued to play a few shows with a different lineup but not very many. the EP is the only official release, though there was an early cassette, too. not sure i even have a copy of that anymore, though. 

Screw Your Miranda Rights

V/A - Mr. Beautiful Presents All Hard

If you wanna talk diversity, head Down Underground. The boys there have an incredibly wide range of posts, and have been doing it for years. Punk, hardcore, rock, ska, disco, rap, cheese, you name it, they got it.Granted, I'm only going to touch on the punk side of the fence today, but I do think this Boston compilation from 1985 is a good example of what's going on in the Underground. It's also a good example of what was going on in the Boston Underground scene in the 80's. Punk, New Wave, Rockabilly, maybe a little College Rock, and of course a couple hardcore classics. Good comp.

All Hard

Friday, April 5, 2013

Armed Citizens - Make Sense 7"

Yes,  Crucified For Your Sins also has hardcore from the good ol' U.S. of A. This is a classic N.Y. 7" from 1983. Enjoy the music, and check out the blog.

Why Don't You Make Sense

Civil Dissident - First Blood 7"

Crucified doesn't only have Japanese hardcore. They're world-wide. Here's some great stuff from the Melbourne, Australia band Civil Dissident.

First Blood

Gastunk - Self-Titled 7"

More 80's hardcore from Japan. More Crucified For Your Sins!