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.