Wednesday, June 10, 2009

At All Cost - Demo 1988 and Demo 1990 - NYHC













At All Cost were a bunch of 15 year old kids when they recorded the 1988 demo, the band kicked around the NYHC scene for a few years in the late 80's - early 90's playing a very competent brand of NYHC. I saw AAC play a few CBGB matinees, and I saw them a few times at The Anthrax as well opening for the likes of Token Entry, Vision, Raw Deal etc.

I hear a bit of a Token Entry influence on the first demo from 1988. The 1990 demo has a thicker production and therefore a harder edge..fortunately they never go off into tough guy territory. I see absolutely no web presence for this band so I figured it was time to get them out there...Enjoy Dave G.

7 comments:

Elvis said...

For me probably the most memorable American band of collective 15 year olds in the late 80's or possibly early 90's I ever heard a Midwest band called Social Misfit or Social Incest or something along that jargon. They had a demo out and they had a song called "Papa Smurf Is Dead" that used to get a good laugh out of me.

Dave G said...

My favorite record by 15 year olds is Death Angel -The Ultra-Violence :) seriously...

screambloodygore said...

Ultra-Violence...classic

thebear said...

both demos have the best production of any demo i've heard from back then. classic!!! RCHC!!!

Eazy said...

You made my day! I LOVE the 88 demo. These guys were from right around the corner. LITERALLY. The bass player lived 5 houses away, the guitarist about a block. I used to deliver the paper to his parents. I ripped the 88 demo to MP3 but the sound quality wasn't the best. STILL listen to it to this day! THANK YOU.

Dave G said...

Eazy, my bother was the drummer in At All Cost...Dave G.

Eazy said...

Darren Galagano, right?? I lived right around the corner from Charlie and Chris.
I downloaded the second demo but the first track was messed up (strength within) and didn't unzip. Any chance you can send it along? I also sent you an email at your optonline address. Hit me up there, I'd love to shoot the shit about the old Rockland bands like Killpower, At All Cost, Disillusion, etc...