Friday, June 26, 2009

Second Layer - State of Emergency 7" 1980 Tortch Records














This is a 3 song 7" from Adrian Borland who is best known as the vocalist for The Sound. See my previous Second Layer post for more information.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sadistik Ritual - Deal With Darkness - Demo Tape 1989



















If you like obscure old school thrash metal then this post is for you. Sadistik Ritual were another band from Rockland County NY or Congers NY to be more exact. I was friends with a few of these dudes back in the day,which in all honesty probably caused me to not give them the credit they deserved at the time because I'm a dick and a shitty friend.However, looking back I think they deserved more recognition then they got, so hopefully I can help rectify this lack of recognition and lack of a current internet presence by posting this demo on my crappy blog.

Anyway, let me tell you about the music which is actually good mid-tempo thrash similiar to the likes of Testament and Overkill etc. Overall this is a respectable demo with a good vocalist, good production and thick riffing. If anyone wants to hear their 1988 demo drop a note in the comments...Dave G.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good and Evil / 338 7" Radar Records 1979














I have name checked The Pop Group in a few of my older posts, so I figure it's time to post something by the band. I am completely at a loss when it comes to describing this band honestly. They play a form of post punk that mixes in elements of funk, free jazz and dub reggae. This may take a few listens for some to figure out or maybe you'll just hate it all together, but for some reason I enjoy this band very much. They have a way of finding a groove while sounding completely out of sorts and abrasive at the same time.

Friday, June 19, 2009

No Escape / Turning Point split 7" Temperance Records 1991














Here's some early 90's Jersey Shore Hardcore. No Escape come on heavy with an angry metallic sound, while Turning Point bring it down a notch and deliver more melodic hardcore typical of the recordings that they did after their harder sounding first 7" (see my older posts). Turning Point has a discography cd currently available from Jade Tree records ,and No Escape released a discography cd as well some years back which also includes their demo. You should track down these cd's if you like this post.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Which Way Records - A Generation of Hope - compilation 7"














Man I haven't listen to this record in years, and I know this next statement will probably break some hearts out there, but the only good thing about this ep is Chain of strength...period...Dave G.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Heathen - Pray for Death demo tape 1986
















Here's a tape I mail ordered back in the day directly from the band. The music is typical of the 80's Bay area thrash sound. I have had this one waiting in the wings for awhile and since I haven't posted a metal demo in what feels like forever I figured it's time has come.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Necros - Conquest for Death / Take Em Up 7" 1983 T&G Records














Contains a different version of Conquest for Death then appears on the Lp, and the b-side did not appear on the U.S. version of the Lp at all. Brutal early hardcore...BE A MAN !!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Stimulators - Loud Fast Rules ! - repress














A classic NY punk rock single, originally released in 1980, and featuring a 12 or 13 year old Harley Flanagan of Cro-Mags fame on drums. The music is uptempo, fast and total old school punk. Give this one a listen if you have never heard it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tools - # 3 - 7" ep Subterranean Records 1981











The Tools were Mike Fox from Code of Honors pre CoH band. Honestly, everything Mike Fox touched in the early 80's is pure gold in my opinion. The Tools released 3 7" singles between 1979 - 1981 and the one I am presenting today is my least favorite of the 3, but that's like saying Show No Mercy is my least favorite Slayer album...it still RULES !!!.

The bands sound evolved into a more pop/punk/new wave direction on this their final ep, were as the first 2 ep's had a much more punk hardcore sound. Anyway, I feel that this 3rd ep is the hardest one to find so I wanted to present it to the masses.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Code of Honor - What Are We Gonna Do ? 7" Subterranean Records 1982














I am under the impression that I have posted a lot of old school punk rock/hardcore singles to the blog over the years, but as I was scrolling through my old posts today and admiring my work lol, I noticed that I really haven't posted as much punk as I thought. I think part of it is that I feel other blogs have really covered punk rock territory pretty well already, and all I will be doing is posting records that you can find elsewhere,however I think over the next few days I will post some classics on Rocket Science just because I like them.

Anyway, first off is this great Code of Honor 7" from 1982. I can't believe I haven't posted this one already as COH is one of my fav hardcore punk bands of all time. If you like this you need to get a copy of the Code of Honor / Sick Pleasure split 12" also. Actually COH and Sick Pleasure are the exact same band except they had different vocalists. Johnithin Christ who did vocals for COH was also in the excellent Society Dog as well. Anyway, this is essential raging yet catchy hardcore/punk in that old school California style that is so great.

P.S. Subterranean Records released a complete Code of Honor cd discography a few years back which I think you can still purchase right here www.subterranean.org. Also, if you’d like to hear Society Dog and Sick Pleasure just search my older posts.

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.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Franklin - Sliding / Sprinkler 7" - 1993 Slug Sounds Records














Here is another Franklin 7" just because I'm a big Emo pussy lol, and Franklin are good dammit.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Faction - Corpse In Disguise 7" IM Records 1984














My favorite 80's skate punkers, featuring Pro Skateboarder Steve Caballero on bass. I like everything The Faction ever released and you should too. I know they released 2 cd's a few years back collecting pretty much everything the band ever recorded. You should pick them up if they are still in print.

P.S. I was just advise that The Faction have plans to release a DVD with every song they ever recorded on it coming out on Beer City Records later this year. The DVD will also include bonus video footage from the 1985 US Tour, and OLD skate footage...this DVD will be absolutely essential in my opinion...so BUY IT !!!...Dave G.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Black Market Baby - Potential Suicide - Youth Crimes ep - reissue













Black Market Baby sprung up out of the early DC punk rock scene and released an absolute classic Lp in 1983 on Fountain of Youth Records called "Senseless Offerings".

The record I am presenting here is a reissue of their 1st 7" that was released in 1981 on Limp Records. The music is straight ahead catchy punk/hardcore with a singer who is really memorable. Give this one a listen...Dave G.