Friday, December 31, 2010

One Way System - Jerusalem / Jackie Was A Junkie - Anagram Records 1982

This was the 3rd 7" released by these Fleetwood England street punks in 1982. I don't have much to say about One Way System honestly, I mean if you are into punk I am sure your familiar with this band already. If you have never heard them then give this one a spin.

Jackie Was A Junkie

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belching Penguin - Draft Beer Not Me Lp - No Clubs Records 1986

Florida's Belching Penguin play a style of mid 80's hardcore that is reminiscent of Suicidal Tendencies or Excel without actually sounding too much like either one of these bands. I have also seen them described as sounding like DRI which also makes perfect sense in all honesty.
Anyway, if you like any of these aforementioned bands then this record should be right up your alley, and in all honesty it's a pretty great record in it's own right.


Belching Penguin 1985 - 1988 demos Here

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Formaldehyde Junkies - Demo Tape 2005

Here's another new school punk hardcore demo. The sound quality isn't the best on this demo, but the bands two 7"ers kick ass. On the 7"s they remind me of Minor Threat at times, but on this demo I don't really get the same feeling from the songs. Anyway, if you do like this then I definitely recommend picking up their two 7" releases, you can find them on ebay etc for next to nothing.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Socialcide - Sick of The Pressure - Demo 2006

Man where the hell does the time go. I felt like posting some new school punk rock today so I pulled out this demo thinking it came out a year or maybe 2 years ago only to discover that it actually came out 4 years ago. Socialcide hailed from Chesapeake VA and in addition to this demo they have released a couple 7"s a full length Lp and a cassette compilation and I can honestly recommend all their music. Anyway, it's snowing like a Motherfer outside and I am sick and full from eating too much over the holiday weekend which has absolutely nothing to do with this demo tape lol...later Dave G.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Target of Demand - Man's Ruin - Happy Hermit Records 1984

Target of Demand hailed from Bellflower Ca and played a fast powerful brand of hardcore that is not at all typical of the early California hardcore/punk sound, but to my ears their sound is much more similar to what was going on in Boston or the Midwest.

Anyway, I looked for a copy of this record on vinyl for years and years and finally found this sucker this past weekend at a local record was well worth the wait...Dave G.


Monday, December 20, 2010

The Expelled - Government Policy / Make It Alone - Riot City Records 1982

The Expelled from Leeds UK released this their second 7" in 1982 on Riot City Records. I picked this up over this past weekend on a whim having never heard The Expelled before, and I have to say this was a pleasant surprise when it hit my turntable. What you get is straight forward female fronted British punk with good male chanted backing vocals etc. I think this is a winner for a record I bought based on appearances alone...Dave G.

Government Policy

Friday, December 17, 2010

v/a Anglican Scrape Attic - 2000 mph - Flexi Disc 1985

Time to get some metal back up on the blog...sorry Zach. I have no recollection of purchasing this flexi disc. If I had to guess I would say I probably mailordered it back in 1985 when I was a senior in high school...ouch. I do remember wanting it because I was a big time metal head and I wanted this because it had Hirax on it. I do recall not caring for this 7" much when I was 18 years old, but over the years I have come to appreciated it. Honestly, the only true metal track on here is the Hirax song which sounds completely out of place on this compilation since all the other bands are sort of 80's style crusty, dirty, metallic hardcore to my ears with Concrete Sox and Sacrilege bashing out the best tracks in my opinion.

For more details about this record visit the 7" Crust blog

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We The Living - Carnival of Vice - Subversive Records 1985

Fudge Ripple


This is a strange schizophrenic sounding record consisting of mainly fast punk/hardcore with strange slow interludes thrown in here and there for good measure...I guess. And, as if this record wasn't strange enough it closes with a Madonna cover song ( Material Girl) with the lead singer alternating between a fake female voice and his own screamed vocals. You'll just have to hear it for yourself...Dave G.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Shiny Beast - Boner Records 1992

I've been talking back and forth with JBM on a few of my 90's rock posts and the conversation has turned to Duck-EE Studios, North Carolina and Seam. Well, that got me thinking and sent me running to the cd rack for this Shiny Beast cd. Shiny Beast who hailed from North Carolina recorded this record at Duck EE studios in NC in 1991, and Seam's Soo Young Park added vocals to the song Lodestar, therefore I thought this would be a cool post to sort of tie all the ends together.

As far as the music goes this is thick mathrock type stuff with interesting guitar playing and odd time changes etc. In my opinion this is really great, and completely overlooked and forgotten...Dave G.

P.S. If anyone bothers to listen to this and likes it there is a Shiny Beast / Regraped split 12" out there as well. I'm sure it's out of print but probably easy enough to find, and the Shiny Beast tracks on the 12" are excellent.


Condemned To Death - R Radical Records 1984

Flex describes this 7" as "Uncompromising hardcore, fast and powerful with a great singer and lots of ideas. A blend of early Black Flag and the Boston Xclaim bands" .I think Flex pretty much nailed the description on this one, so there is really no need for me to ramble on and add anything else. Good record...give it a listen.


Monday, December 06, 2010

Garden Variety / Chune - split 7" Cargo Recs 1995

Here's a cool split release from 2 excellent 90's punk bands. I was a pretty big fan of Garden Variety in the 90's and if I told you I saw them live 30 times I might actually be underestimating. Garden Variety were a real emotional powerhouse of a band live with impassioned vocals backed by straight forward punk music. I'd say they have a touch of a Jawbreaker influence in their music. Chune on the other hand move at a bit slower tempo but again with emotional vocals and rolling bass lines. I saw Chune live a bunch of times as well and they were really an excellent band that never got the recognition they deserved.Unfortunately,both bands have sort of faded away into the distant memory of 90' punk/emo which is very unfortunate, as both bands deserve to be heard. So give this one a listen and if you like what you hear keep your eyes peeled for their records...I bet most can be found in local record store used bins for next to nothing...Dave G.

Garden Variety - Stickler
Chune - Dual Rectums

P.S. This post is dedicated to JBM who is my only blog follower that seems to care when I post these 90's rock gems.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Roach Motel - Roach and Roll - Destroy Records 1982

This is the first 7" from Roach Motel. I posted their 2nd 7" a few weeks back. I like this record a little more musically than the "What The Hell It's Roach Motel" 7 inch, but honestly the lyrics are a real killer for me. I understand we are talking about lyrics written by a bunch of teens trying to be obnoxious and offensive, but it's difficult to listen to a song like "Wetback" and not feel a little embarrassed, not for the band for writing it, but for myself for listening to it.

P.S. On a less serious note, doesn't the singer look like Steve-O from Jackass doing something terribly wrong to himself.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Psycho - 8 song ep - 1983 Axction Records

Classic Boston punk 12". Starts off with a cover of "Psycho" jumps right into an uptempo scorchers and never really lets up. Great old school punk record so if you've never heard this one then give it a spin. If you like this one there is a compilation Lp called " Studio Recordings 1982-1986" available from Welfare Records that compiles 45 songs ranging from demo recordings to compilation tracks to previously released material. I highly recommend picking up copy of the studio recordings cd or lp...Dave G.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nuke Your Dink - Positive Force #1 1984

The first release on Positive Force Records documenting the early 80's Nevada punk scene. This compilation features 7 Seconds - Subterfuge - No Deal - Urban Assault - Jackshit - The Remains - The Expelled and The Yobs. Overall this is a nice snapshot of the Nevada scene and there are some good songs on here, with 7 Seconds, Urban Assault and Jackshit offering up my favorite tracks ...Dave G.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Johnboy - Claim Dedications 1994 Trance Syndicate

Since I am digging up some of my favorites from the late 80's / 90's underground scene I figured I should add Johnboy from Austin TX to the list. Johnboy played what I would have called Mathrock back in the day for lack of a better term...the music is heavy, rhythmic and mostly instrumental with the occasional spoken / shouted vocal thrown in for good measure.

Johnboy released 2 full length albums on Trance Syndicate ( "Pistol Swing" 1993 and "Claim Dedications 1994") which was a label co-founded by Butthole Surfers drummer King Coffey. I also have a 7" titled CalYx in my collection., and also a split 7" between Johnboy/Quitters Club . I'm not sure if Johnboy released anything else honestly, but if anyone knows about anything I am missing please comment...Dave G.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crain -Speed

Keeping the 90's rock promotion moving along I'd like to present a couple songs by Crain who were another amazing and under-appreciated band out of Louisville KY.

The Speed album is still available I believe as it was released a few years back with some added bonus tracks by Temporary Residency Records. I think the Heater cd is out of print at this time. Crain also has their own website right here where you can hear some more sound files and also order a copy of the Speed cd.

Heater Lp ' Hey Cops

Speed Lp - Kneel

Rodan - Rusty 1994

Rodan from Louisville KY took a little bit of Bitch Magnet and a little bit of Slint and added a bit more bottom end to the mix, which resulted in one of my favorite records of the mid 90's. I saw them live a few times and it was just mind blowing in all honesty.

Give this incredibly intense rhythmic song a listen and then go buy a cd or vinyl copy of this record, both are still available. Seriously this song is so good it makes my head spin...Dave G.

The Everyday World of Bodies

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tanner - Ill - Gotten Gains - Caroline 1995

Tanner from San Diego Ca. were another of the mid 90's bands that sort of didn't fit neatly into any specific musical category. " Ill Gotten Gains" is an excellent cd that reminds me of the Hot Snakes which makes sense since lead vocalist /guitarist Gar Wood would go on to play with the Hot Snakes a few years after this cd was released. The cd is OOP as is the vinyl, however there are some cds's for sale on , and some more sound files are available from the bands website right here .

I saw Tanner live a bunch of times in the mid 90's and they killed it every time. I was such a big fan of this band that when the Hot Snakes formed I was as excited that Gar Wood was a part of the Hot Snakes as I was that Reis and Fork of Drive Like Jehu (another favorite of mine) were part of the Hot Snakes.

Hey Jigsaw
Computers that breathe

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mothman - Live on WFMU Radio 1994

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Here's a live set my friend asked me to rip for him. Since I spent the time to rip it I figured I'd throw it up on the blog for anyone who maybe interested. Mothman were active in the NY/NJ scene from approximately 92-96 after which they changed their name to The Nolan Gate and they're still bashing it out today. The Nolan Gate have released a bunch of cd's over the year with the most recent releases "Sent By Rays" and "Oceanlord" available for download on this blog, check the older posts. I also released a 7" by Mothman back in the day which is still available if anyone i interested.

As for the music I think Mothman had a bit of and early Amrep sound with musical comparisons being Prong and Unsane or something along those lines. This tape was recorded off the radio so there is some static and whatever but who cares the music is good.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gang Green - Sold Out 7" Taang Records 1984

This was Gang Green's 1st 7" release and is by far their best release, along with their tracks on the "This Is Boston Not L.A." compilation which are also excellent. The music on this 7" is raw and powerful...just the way hardcore punk was really meant to be. If you like this then make yourself a cd of this 7" , the compilation tracks and the Skate To Hell / Alcohol 7" and you pretty much have all the Gang Green you will ever need to hear...Dave G.

sold out

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Violent Apathy - Here Today... 7" Gravelvoice Records 1983

This has always been a bit of a strange record to my ears. On one hand there's a sluggishness to the music that is sort of unappealing to me, but strangely it is this sluggishness to the music that makes this record sort of appealing lol. I know that probably doesn't make sense, I guess what I mean is that in general sluggish mid paced punk is not my thing, but these guys pull it off on this record in my opinion, and after a few spins this record starts to sound pretty damn good to me.

Give it a listen, maybe you'll agree with me or the Flex discography which calls this one "Mediocre, generic hardcore, all songs sound the same, and the production is way too thin and lifeless. Not a complete disaster, but not to interesting either"

Friday, November 12, 2010

What The Hell It's Roach Motel - Destroy Records 1984

This is the second and final 7" by Roach Motel from Gainesville Florida. RM is probably the most well known of the early 80's Florida punk bands so this 7" is probably nothing new to most of you. If you have never heard this one before it contains a nice mix of fast and mid-paced punk songs that are consider by many to be punk/hardcore classics.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Happy Toons / Dead Fink split 7" - Rest In Pieces - Landmind Records 1984

This 7" contains 2 fairly obscure bands hailing from Illinois USA. The Flex Discography describes this release as great (yet generic) fast ,powerful and diverse hardcore. I guess I agree with that description, except I don't think either band is particularly great in the this is a classic and you have to have it sort of way, but both are enjoyable in their own right. The record has a cool intimate feel to it, it actually makes me feel like I am sitting in the bands rehearsal space while they're playing through their set, and that's a good thing...Dave G.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Negative Approach - 10 song 7" Touch & Go Records 2010

Another classic 7" re-released thanks to the current vinyl craze and nostalgia for the past. I guess it's cool to be able to get this record for $5 instead of $200, hell maybe it will cause the value of the original to come down to a price that I can afford to pay.

Anyway, Touch & Go remastered this record and released it in an unknown quantity or at least I can't find any pressing information. They also cleaned up the cover image and it looks about 1,000,000 times worse than the original, however the music still kicks ass and that is all that really matters. If you have somehow never heard this record before, think Mau Maus meets Agnostic Front or something along those lines, at least that's what this 7" has always sounded like to my ears.

If you've always wanted this and couldn't afford an original then here's your chance to get a copy while supplies last. I'll share one song just to give you an idea of how this remastered version sounds and then I highly suggest you order a copy from the link provided.

Ready To Fight

Purchase Record

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shawn Sings

Dag Nasty "Can I Say" session recorded on Halloween Day 1985 with Shawn Brown on vocals. This session was never released in it's entirety until now... thanks to Dischord Records.

I remember first hearing this Lp back in the day and dismissing it, honestly based on Dave Smalley's vocals. I really felt the vocals were too melodic at the time but over the years I grew to really like this Lp and Dave's vocals as well.

Anyway, I really like this version of Can I Say, and Shawn's vocals immediately correct what I had thought was a problem many years ago upon first hearing this record. Shawn's vocals are much tougher and hardcore sounding than Dave's, and really add a harder somewhat less melodic feel to the songs. It's cool to hear this session in it's entirety, and now you have 2 excellent versions of this record to choose from so it's a win/win...Dave G.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Echo and the Bunnymen - 1st 7" 1979 -

I would assume everyone is familiar with Echo and the Bunnymen. This is their first 7" from 79 (pre-major label) and it's great if you like this type of thing, and I like this type of thing. So give this little teaser a listen and then go purchase some of their records.

The Pictures On The Wall
I've Read It In Books

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rejectors - Thoughts of War 7" Fartz Records 1982

Fast and filthy hardcore punk from Seattle Washington circa 1982. The Rejectors sound is similar to the Fartz, or at least the Fartz fast songs, and the early Accussed stuff. I guess there was something in the water out there. If you like this 7" then I suggest you find yourself a copy of the Accused / Rejectors Split Lp as well.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gang Green - Skate To Hell / Alcohol 7" Taang 1985

I'm not a big Gang Green fan in all honesty. I mean the tracks on "This Is Boston Not LA" are fantastic and the first 7" is swell , but they sort of lost me with the whole punk rock party band thing, however the song "Alcohol" from this 7" is a fine party anthem that has always been able to get me off my feet and singing along.

Skate To Hell

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fad Gadget - Back To Nature / The Box - Mute Records 1979

It's been awhile since I posted some synth rock so I figured why not give you the first Fad Gadget 7". What you get are 2 perfectly cold and sterile sounding synth rock tunes that still manage to be catchy and memorable with the b-side ( “the box”) being the type of song that could just get stuck in your head all day after hearing it.

Back To Nature

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Absence of Malice - Awakening - Attentater Records 1985

Hardcore punk from Richmond Va circa 1985. This one definitely leans more towards the hardcore / crossover side of things. The music is solid,good tight thrashy riffs with good tough vocals throughout. A bit of an obscure record... give it a listen.

available from No Way Records.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

God's Will - You're On My Property Now Son - Blowfish Records 1984

Angry straight forward hardcore punk from Norfolk VA. . A minor classic, at least in the Southern United States. If you like no nonsense in your face angry hardcore punk then give this one a listen.

P.S. The top image is the cover for the God's Will 7". The picture below it is a test press cover that Richmond VA's Wasted Time made mimicing the original God's Will 7". I figured I'd post both covers to show the influence the God's Will 7" still has in the VA area.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Outcasts - Frustration 7" It Record Co 1978

I'm posting this single up by request. This is the first 7" from the Outcasts who hailed from Belfast. My copy of this record is in beautifully rough condition, plenty of scratches and crackling going on which sort of fits the rough yet catchy 77 style of punk rock that is trapped inside the records grooves....Dave G.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tyrant - Too Late To Pray - Combat Records 1987

Picked this record up this past weekend at my new favorite record store. I can't believe how much awesome punk and metal records this shop had. Anyway, I had Tyrants first Lp as a kid and stupidly sold it in the 90's. When I saw this one sitting in the bin for $3 I had to have it. What you get is really good doom/power metal I guess you could call it. They use a falsetto scream in the background of many of these tracks which is pretty cool and actually sort of original for this style of metal. There are times on this record where Jag Panzer comes to mind and that is a very good thing in my opinion. Now all I have to do is track down a copy of their first Lp and add it back to the collection.

P.S. I was just advised that Tyrant is still active and playing in NYC on 10/15/10 so anyone in the area should definitely check them out. I also see that they have some merch available on their webpage , so if you like this post please stop by their band page and show some support as well. Band page is here

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hydra Vein - Rather Death Than False of Faith - Mean Machine Records 1988

Went to a friends a few weekends ago to hang and have a few beers , which eventually lead to me going through his record collection and happening upon this record. I mean one look at the ridiculously metal album cover and I knew I had to have this record. I asked him if we could listen to the first song and if it was good if I could borrow the record to post on the blog to which he replied if it's good you can have the record because I'll probably never listen to it again regardless. Anyway, what you get is surprisingly good straight forward thrash metal that at times brings Whiplash to mind. We had originally assumed this band was from Jersey because the record was given to my friend back in the day by a local dude and the label was based out of NY, but it turns out this band is actually from the UK, which was a surprise because UK thrash generally sucks lol....enjoy ...Dave G.

P.S. Having problems with the anti-skate on my turntable so to save time on my part I borrowed the sound files from Horrible Noise blog, please check out the excellent Horrible Noise for more amazing and extreme metal posts.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Delicious - S/T 3 song cd 2003

Delicious who hailed from Ashville, NC used to play fairly regularly around NY/NJ a few years back. I saw them 2 or 3 times as my brothers band played some shows with them at Uncle Joe's in Jersey City (RIP). They play an instrumental sort of stoner rock with infectious grooves at times, but what I really enjoy is their tendency to go into long tripped out interludes that somehow manage to hold my interest for long periods of time, and I am a notoriously impatient listener, when they wake up from these interludes they come back with a vengeance. I know this is a bit of a departure for me to post a psychedelic stoner rock band, but I always enjoyed this cd and their live set was amazing, so I figured I'd post this up to see what kind of reaction it will receive...Dave G.


P.S. Don't let the term "Stoner Rock" scare you.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Slaughter - Bloody Karnage - Demo 1984

Here's a 7" of the 1984 demo by Canada's Slaughter. I am not sure if this was an official release or if it's a bootleg, but I do know that either way it is out of print at this point.

I really don't know what to say about this record. The music is primitive sounding death/thrash with fairly clean vocals.
I don't know, there is a low budget quality to the music and this entire record package that I find charming and completely captivating in all honestly. It's funny because I had their Lp "Strappado" as a teen and I never really got into it...unfortunately I sold the Lp in the 90's. I bet if I still had the Lp I would like now...Dave G.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Giants Chair - Red and Clear - Caulfield Records 1995

I have been posting so much punk lately that I've kind of burnt myself out on it , so I figured I would completely change it up and post a record by one of my favorite bands from the mid 90's. I guess people would call this emo for lack of a better term, but it's not at all what you would expect emo to sound like compared to current standards. In the 90's a lot of bands fell under the emo tag because they didn't fit neatly under the " indie rock" tag, and I think Giants Chair are one of those bands that defied classification to a certain extent.

Anyway, this record is full of tight almost mechanically precise drumming, churning rhythms, excellent guitar playing and of course emotional vocals. I recommend you listen to this record a few times and let it sink in, but if you want a quick fix go straight to the 3rd track "Gutshot and The Jogger" which is probably my favorite song on this record, I really like how the song builds on itself as it progresses...Dave G.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wards - The World Ain't Pretty And Neither Are We - self released 1983

I absolutely love this record but I have never posted it for some reason, maybe because I know it's already on a few other blogs, but isn't everything ? The Wards hail from the punk rock hotbed of Burlington Vermont (lol) and are actually still active to this day playing locally in and around VT.

As far as this record goes I think it's a perfect combination of simplicity, catchiness and pure snot nosed punk rock.

On a side note, I emailed the Wards a few years ago to see if they had a copy of one of their original demos, they emailed me back and asked for my address and said they would send me something special...of course they never sent me anything lol... Oh well, I still love you Wards...Dave G.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No Fraud - The EP - No Clubs Records 1986

And yet another Florida punk /hardcore band... No Fraud from Venice Florida dropped this outstanding 7" in 1986. What you get is straight up fast and power hardcore, no messing around on this one. I think this might be the end of my Florida hardcore 7" collection, but you never know.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pagan Faith - st 7" 1985 No Club Records

Cool record from these Clearwater Florida punks. This one works best when they are playing straight forward hardcore punk, however the record loses steam with the pretty terrible B-side opener "Wimpy Skank". Remove the b-side opener, and you have yourself a really good record.

***Received a request to post the Pagan Faith demo, but I do not have it. Does anyone have mp3 files they could contribute ? **** email me

Friday, September 24, 2010

We Can't Help It If We're From Florida compilation - Destroy Records 1983

Good Compilation especially the Hated Youth and Roach Motel tracks. If you like HY and RM there is a compilation Lp out there that is definitely worth picking up. The Split lp features nineteen previously unreleased HATED YOUTH tracks from 1984, backed with thirteen ROACH MOTEL songs recorded live in 1983. The Hated Youth songs were recorded in 1984 and were originally intended to be an LP on Destroy Records. The Roach Motel tracks were recorded live at Flynn's in Miami, October 22, 1983.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Acid Reflux - Demo Tape 2006

Here's a demo tape by a newer punk band that I like. I was shocked to see that this demo came out 4 years ago when I was ripping it, Jesus where does the time go ? Anyway, the band released a 7" version of this demo that had better sound quality, but a few less songs than are on the tape. They also followed up that record with a second 7" called "Secret Powers" and just last week released their 3rd 7" "Moves" on No Way Records.

Purchase Moves 7" here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Coldsteel - Dead By Dawn - Demo Tape 88-89

I decided to do a double Friday post today since I had to finish up my Big City posts, but I also feel like I have been neglecting the Metal heads a bit lately. Hopefully with these 2 posts I can make a little bit of each crowd happy this weekend.

Anyway, I mail ordered this demo from the band back in the late 80's. The music is pretty good ,there are some real nice riffs here and there, it actually sounds very much like Testament to my ears in a lot of places. The vocals sometimes remind me of Joey Belladonna ( Anthrax), Hetfield or maybe Death Angel or that Flotsam and Jetsam dude at times, I don't know I can't totally put my finger on it . If you’re into obscure old school thrash metal this one is worth a listen.

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Nice and Loud - Big City Records 1984

I guess I may as well finish up my Big City Records compilations posts today with this 7" which featured 3 bands from New York vs. 3 bands from CT. I think CT won this battle, but in all fairness if you have C.I.A on your side you are going to win quite a few musical face offs in my opinion...Dave G.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chronic Sick Represses Available

100% legit reissues of these NJ hardcore/punk classics. Forget about paying $500 - $1000 for the original presses, and forget about picking up one of those bootlegs that have been floating around ebay for months. Pick up both records for $17... limited colored vinyl while supplies last.

No Way Records link

Big City - "Don't Want No PIty" Big City Records 1984

I figured I may as well follow up "Ain't Too Pretty" with this one. Once again I like all the songs on this 7", but my favorite track for whatever reason is the Unjust track, probably simply because it's the most uptempo song on the record. The other song I am most into would be the No Control track because I'm a sucker for female punk vocals...Dave G.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Big City - "Ain't Too Pretty" compilation 1983 Big City Records

Well known early NYHC compilation. I like every song on this record honestly. If you like the Savage Circle tracks then check my older posts for their 7" as well. Early NYHC sure started out in a different place than where it ended up 5 - 10 years down the road.

P.S. If you like the No Thanks track there is an excellent compilation Lp available and a bunch of other recordings available through the bands Myspace page here

Friday, September 10, 2010

100 Flowers - Happy Squid Records 1982

As you may already know 100 Flowers were formerly The Urinals, and this record is their first 7" after the name change. The A-side Presence of Mind is my favorite track on this one with it's rhythmic bass and jangly guitar,which give it a nice post punk feel. The B-side Dyslexia has a little more of a Urinals feel to it to my ears, but it's a bit more fleshed out than The Urinals, and last but not least is the 3rd and final track which is a short dub mash up...good stuff.

Also, I suggest you track down a copy of their other records or the 100 Years of Pulchitude cd which collects their 16 song 100 Flowers 1983 album, the 1982 Presence of Mind single, compilation tracks from the 1981 Hell Comes to Your House and 1983 Warfrat Tales as well as the 1984 five song Drawing Fire ep and two unreleased songs ('I Hate' and 'I'm Like You' which are very familiar to anyone who's seen them or the URINALS a few times). This cd is out of print, but it looks like there are some used copies on Amazon.