Monday, August 31, 2009

The Queer Pills - 7" Homophobic Records 1981

As you know I have been busy lately, but I found some free time today and figured I would post the Queer Pills 7" which clocks in at 2:41 of awesomeness. As most of you already know the Queer Pills were the Angry Samoans in disguise to fool Rodney who had banned the Samoans from his radio show. Anyway, hope you enjoy and I will try to get some more music up on the blog this week..Dave G.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

7 Seconds - Committed For Life 7'" - Squirtdown Records 1983

So last night I went out and saw Walter Schreifels of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand etc perform a somewhat acoustic ( drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitar) live set at a local club. He played a mix of GB, Quicksand, and Rival Schools songs plus he threw in some sort of poppy covers of Agnostic Front etc. And while Walter is certainly a talented guy, the whole show just struck me as kind of sad. I mean turning songs like Society Suckers by Agnostic Front or Start Today by GB into poppy little ditties just feels wrong ,and on a personal level I just don't like the idea of watering down songs that meant so much to me as a youth just to turn a quick buck. It felt like he was taking the music that spoke to me as an alienated outsider kid, and turning it into retro cool music for hipsters. So you ask what does this have to do with 7 Seconds ? Well, 7 Seconds are playing a show next week in NYC and after last night I am afraid to go. I love 7 Seconds music and it has meant so much to me that I just can't take the chance of going to see them and it turning into a good time nostalgia party, or god forbid Kevin starts playing an acoustic versions of Regress No Way or some shit. Now I do not mean to come across as accusing 7 Seconds of doing these things when I honestly have no idea what their current set will consist of, but after last night I just can’t risk it. Anyway, bitter Dave...out.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ded Engine - Til Deaf Do Us Part 1985 Demo Tape

First off let me just admit that I do not own this demo tape. I actually found these files on the Lockjaw blog recently where they post tons of old metal demos etc. Anyway, since I already posted the Ded Engine 7" and Lp on this blog, and I am a completest by nature I figured I would throw this demo up as well. Again what you get is Judas Priest inspired heavy metal that is good if not overly original. Honestly, I think the 7" I posted a few months back is my favorite Ded Engine release...Dave G.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Hostile Rage - Time To Rock - Live Uncle Floyd Show

Here is another 80's Thrash band from my hometown area of Rockland County NY / Bergen County NJ. Like I have stated before there was a good little thrash scene in Rockland when I grew up, but none of the bands really got the attention they deserved for some reason. However,Rockland did produce it's share of metalheads who went on to bigger known bands like Overkill ( Bobby Blitz) and Anthrax (Dan Spitz) just to name a few. Anyway, I must say this live clip is great. If you like this you must download the bands demos from the link below.

P.S. Thanks Kevin C. for getting in touch and bringing this old video clip to my attention.

Aftermath - Killing The Future demo tape 1987

I bought this tape back in 1987 and I can honestly say that there are no fond memories attached to this one for me. I must have read a good review of the tape and ordered it from the band and then never really listened to it in all these years. To me this sounds like pretty typical thrash metal for the time period. My 42 year old ears don't really hear anything that would have made this tape stand out from the crowd, but it's certainly not bad and maybe if I had actually gotten around to listening to this demo when I bought it my 20 year old ears would have loved it...Dave G.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Caligula - Technical Aggression Demo Tape 1987


Another fairly obscure metal demo from back in the day. Caligula hailed from Howard Beach NY and played a fairly technical style of thrash metal that sometimes brings bands like DBC to mind though there isn't a clear similarity. I remember this tape being a pretty big deal, in the NY underground at least. This is the 3rd metal demo post this week and I plan to keep them coming so if you like this sort of thing then keep checking back. Since no one comments I have no idea if you people like this old obscure metal stuff, but I also don't really care. If you don't like it then go away...Dave G.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Overkill - Power In Black demo tape 1983

This Overkill demo is a classic especially if you grew up in the NY/NJ area as I did. For some reason my demo has what I think is a demo version of the song "Feel The Fire" tacked on, but I can't remember if I recorded that song to the tape back in the day or if I got it that way. Anyway, I will include the Feel The Fire track with this rip and you can hear it for yourself. It's most likely the demo version that appeared on the "New York Metal 84" compilation LP that I no longer have in my collection...Dave G.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Chain - demo tape #2 1985

I'm thinking this must be a pretty obscure old metal tape. I mail ordered this tape directly from the band back in the metal heyday of 1985, and while this band sounds nothing like the speed or thrash metal bands that I loved at the time I found myself totally under the spell of this tape. Chain hailed from Mt Clemens Michigan and played a brand of metal that sounds like a cross between ZZ Top and Kiss, but with a more 80's metal edge. I swear I can't think if any other way to describe these dudes. Anyway, maybe this tape is a lost classic or maybe I am on my own with this one, but either way download this tape, give it a listen and let me know what you think...Dave G.

P.S. The letter that accompanied this tape says the band released a demo in 1984 and a 3rd demo in either 85 or 86. This might be a long shot, but if anyone has either demo get in touch because I'd like to hear them.