Thursday, August 26, 2010

5051 7" plus 2 bonus tracks from 1981

I found 2 previously unreleased songs by 5051 on the net today, so I figured I would repost their 7" and include the bonus tracks. For more information about these songs check Che' Underground. The songs were recorded during the same 1981 session that produced the 4 songs on this 7", however the 2 omitted tracks were older songs and the band decided to only put their newest material on the 7". It appears one of the band members uncovered these tracks on an old cassette and decided to share them, and for that I say thank you !!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Th' Inbred - Reproduction 7" Frozen Sound Studio Recordings

Fast cynical hardcore punk from these West Virginians, I guess the closest comparison would be Dead Kennedy's. This is a really good single with a lot of quirkiness and excellent vocals. If you like this I suggest you track down their first LP "A Family Affair" which is also excellent. My copy of this single is so scratchy, man I love it...I hate mint condition punk singles lol.

"He who dies with the most toys winds up in the fucking ground"

Saturday, August 21, 2010

VKTMS - 100 % White Girl / No Long Good-Byes - 415 Records - 1980

This is the 2nd single from the female fronted San Francisco punk band VKTMS, and in my opinion it is absolutely essential. The A-side 100% White Girl is immediately memorable, and the clear winner on this 7", however the b-side is no slouch either. This really is a classic old school punk single in my opinion.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Metal Disorder - Tape Compilation 1988 or 1989

I dug this tape out from deep in the metal vault today. This compilation features 21 Thrash and Hardcore bands who were trying to make a name for themselves around 1988-89. The compilation was compiled by Metal Disorder Fanzine, and compiles some of the editors’ favorite bands who submitted demos for review in the zine. In hindsight this compilation acts as a nice snapshot of what was going on back in the pre-internet days, when compilations like this or tape trading or reading zines was the only way to find out about underground I miss those days.

Hidden within this 90 minute tape you will find the following bands:

Formicide - Sanctus - Apparition - Ataxia - Cold Steel - Crypt - Valhalla - Spudmonsters - Biohazard - At All Cost - Department of Corruption - Disaster Area - Leviathen - Eviction - Methedrine - Dark Deception - Oblivion - Astoroth - Kinetic Dissent - Humanicide - Adonis.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Youth Youth Youth - Sin - mini Lp 1983 Fringe Product

This record has been spinning on repeat on my turntable for days so I figured I might as well share. Excellent mini Lp from these Canadian punk/hardcore rockers. Great vocals, clean production and the pace never lets up from beginning to end, as a matter of fact if you don't listen carefully you might think a few of the songs are repeating as they are all very similiar, but for some reason that is not a bad thing with this record.

For more information, a better rip and better write up of this record go here lol...Dave G.

Monday, August 02, 2010

When Men Where Men...And Sheep Were Scared - Bemisbrain Records 1985

Compilation of mostly Long Beach Ca punk bands. I have never heard this record before, so I am going to take a different approach to this one and just jot down my thoughts about this record as I give it a first listen.

Side 1 kicks off with Rhino 39 Delivering 2 cool songs. I have never paid any attention to the Vandals, are all their songs as annoying as the two on this compilation ? Red Beret drop 2 descent punky new wave type tracks. The Crewd are also strange but not in a good way for me,I'm not liking the vocals , and their song "Lady of the Night" feels like it is never going to end.... Okay so from side 1 I may listen to Rhino 39 again.

Side 2 gets things started with the debut of Falling Idols and I now have no interest in hearing any of their other recorded material at this point, although their song "Cut It Out" is okay. Next up are the 3 bands that actually made me want this record... Secret Hate, Nip Drivers and Target of Demand, and thankfully all 3 of them deliver the goods . Secret Hate drops "Bomb Chic" which is a strange and wonderful song, and they follow it up with "Death In The Desert" which is also excellent. Nip Drivers give us a cover of Duran Duran's "Rio" followed by "E.Y.O.B" which is a cool and yet again strange song. Finally Target of Demand are up and they seriously blow everyone else away in my opinion with 2 tight fast aggressive angry hardcore punk songs.

So overall this is a collection of strange songs that may not be for everyone, and it won't surprise me if some of you like all the songs I hated and hate all the songs I liked or if upon repeated listens I find myself liking more of this record than I did on first listen...Dave G.