Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wide Awake - 1st 7" CT Hardcore - Schism Records

What the hell can I say about these CT straightedge kids. Let's see, I read on another blog that Wide Awake released the only record on Schism that did not include Porcell in the band. Um, I wonder if these straightedge kids realize what they missed out on, I mean booze and girls are pretty cool in my opinion. And finally, the music is really good...Dave G.

Friday, April 15, 2011

White Cross - Fascist 7" 1982 Zero Degree Records

Fast and raw hardcore punk 7" ep that goes by in the blink of an eye. Yeah, that just about says it all...Dave G.

Here is a review of the 7" from Chris on the KFTH website.
"Hardcore - raw as hell and really fast. Wild, off-kilter thrash but still catchy... and it will hit you like a ton of bricks! On this EP, White Cross are at their peak both in terms of songwriting and energy. There's no fucking relenting from when you drop the needle on Side 1 til the end of "Having Fun." And the breakdown in "Jump Up" fucking rules. Great lyrics too. I guess the only downside is that it's over too quickly."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bad Influence - Wars No Fun - demo 1983

Bad Influence - San Francisco Ca.

Demo tape originally released in 1983 and recently rereleased as a 7" by Who Cares Records in a limited edition of 300. The 7" is already out of print, however Kangaroo Records may still have a few copies left, that's where I got my copy so hit them up if you want one. Also Cowabunga Records has copies as well.

My friend Zach over at Hardcore Punk Reviews beat me to posting this one so click HERE to listen to the demo on Zach's blog , and then visit Cowabunga or Kangaroo records to buy a 7" before they are gone..Dave G.

Review: "A totally hot, well-produced tape from this previously unknown bunch of kids from SF's suburbs. It features very tight stop-and-go thrash, sort of like early Circle Jerks."
-Tim Yohannon, from MRR #5, 1983

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Malefice - Overboard 7" ep - DSI Records 1984

Originally released in 1984 and then reissued in 89 on Blue vinyl ( my copy is the 89 version). Fast thrashy hardcore with metal solos. This record seriously rips, it sounds like the whole thing is hanging on by a thread and is about to fly of the tracks at any minute with the drummer frantically pounding away to keep up with the storm of noise swirling around him.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Destructors - To The Death Squad (Religion) 7" ep 1982 Kill Records

Destructors @
Destructors @

Anarchic British street punk pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this band. This 7" is the 2nd of 4 that the band released in 1982 leading up to their debut 1982 Lp "Exorcise The Demons of Youth" Check the links if you want to learn more about the band...Dave G.


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Offbeats - Why Do You Hang Out ? 7" ep - oops records 1983

Offbeats - KFTH
Offbeats - facebook

Figured I would follow up my "The New Hope" compilation post with a 7" from Offbeats who were featured on The New Hope compilation along with many other awesome early 80's Ohio punk / hardcore bands.

In my opinion this little recognized 7" is a hit right from the fast paced opening track "In A Rush" and it really doesn't let up until the needle hit's the run out groove...Dave G.


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Dr. Know - The Original Group 7" Mystic Records

Dr Know - The Original Group 7"
Mystic Records 1988 - early demo recordings

Wish I had something interesting to say about Dr. Know but I really don't . I admittedly ignored Dr. Know for 20 + years,and even thought that the Dr. Know records were solo records from Dr. Know of the Bad Brains when I was younger hahaha...

Anyway, lately I have found myself listening to this 7" and the excellent "Plug In Jesus" Lp which is the record I really wanted to post, but Aesop over at Cosmic Hearse beat me to it. So give this 7" a listen and then go check out the Lp on Aesop's excellent blog.

Musically, this 7" has a more punk sound to it, however the "Plug In Jesus" Lp definitely brings metal to the mix and in the best possible way...Dave G.


So I got off my lazy ass and ventured out to see my brothers band at Lit Lounge in NYC last night, and man I am glad I went. I have never posted about black metal on this blog and besides the few Horna records in my collection I am not overly familiar with Black Metal or at least not the current BM scene.

Anyway, I was hanging at the bar drinking as many beers as I could before 9pm when the price of a beer was set to increase from $3 to $6 when my friend said "dude I heard the first band tonight is a one man Black Metal band", and I logically said "so he plays guitar and uses a drum machine or some shit" and my friend said "not exactly"... So we headed down to the band area and there sits "Lord" himself in a ski mask playing guitar, singing and pounding out blast beats with his feet on a kick drum and a snare drum that is taped to a milk crate. Well, in all my years I have never seen anyone do this and I have to say it was pretty awesome. If this one man death machine comes to your town I highly recommend you check him out, even if you are not a big BM fan it's still worth your while...Dave G.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Freeze - Blood Lights / Talking Bombs - Taang 1991

Bringing this one back to the front page because these 2 songs are amazing. It's a shame they couldn't write 8 equally as good songs to round out the Misery Loves Company album, but to quote Mick Jagger, " you can't always get what you want "

Honestly, I haven't paid much attention to The Freeze over the years beyond absolutely loving the Guilty Face 7" so I wasn't expecting much from this record that I picked up for $2.00 a couple weeks ago, I mean hell this thing came out 7 years after what I had assumed was The Freeze's finest moment (Guilty Face). Anyway, I dropped the needle on this sucker almost 2 weeks ago and it has barely left my turntable. What you get are two really good catchy, melodic punk songs that remind me very much of Pegboy. Excuse me, I have to jump in my way back machine and checkout some of The Freeze's other records.

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