Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LIVING DEAD


LEBENDEN TOTEN '8 Tracks Demo' Cassette

2002 demo tape & debut release by the mighty LEBENDEN TOTEN. 8 tracks of Noise Punk Chaos! Members of every other PDX band. This is all you need to know. Punk perfection!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DESECRATION


DESECRATION 'Damaged By Decimels' Demo

Tonrnado quik 4 song demo by this overlooked & underappreciated Hardcore act outta Arizona in the late 80's. Desecration nailed that late 80's/early 90's political Peace Punk/CrustPunk sound that takes a page from 80's European Raw Punk acts as well. They did this demo, an e.p. that is amazing entitled 'Who's in Control?' & a split 12 with Subverse. They were on the Hippycore comp, Metal Gives us a Headache & a few comps put out by the great UK label Manic Ears, 'North Atlantic Noise Attack' & 'Manic Ears;The Histyrical Years'. It should also be noted they do a cover of Sabbath's Paranoid, which Im not a big fan of (punk bands covering Sabbath), but the other 3 songs are Punk as Nails Gold!

Monday, December 15, 2014

NOOOOOOOO OLYMPIA


ANTI-DOGMATIKSS 'NOOOOO' Demo Tape

1987 demo by this cult Barcelona Punk band.  7 songs of that trademark 80's Barca  Hardcore sound (along with L'odi Social, Shit SA, Kangrena, etc), a mix of pre-dated fastcore & raw punk, with political lyrics and angst & passion in volumes. I believe this demo was a protest to the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, but could be wrong about that. Anyone know?

Anti-Dogmatikss were on that great Barca comp 'La Lucha Continua' with AutoDefensa & L'Odi Social, & had done a demo prior to this in 1984. They were also on a gang of other comps, but La Lucha Continua is a stand out.

This is great Hardcore folks, hope ya get with it.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

LEFT FIELD SUNDAY


PARALISIS PERMANENTE 'El Acto' LP

Monumental 1982 album by this short-lived Spanish post-punk/deathrock band from Madrid. Arising from the ashes of other less known bands, Paralisis Permanente spearheaded La Movida Madrilena (The Madrilean Scene) which was a countercultural movement formed after the 1975 death of the despot Francisco Franco. Film, television, art, literature, comics and music experienced a revelation of freedom after Franco's death, characterized by freedom of expression, transgression of taboos imposed by Franco's regime and an overall feeling of freedom. The most well known artist to come from this scene was the filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Paralisis Permanente was at the forefront of the burgeoning music scene that resembled in sound & appearance to British New Wave & Deutsch Neue Welle.

El Acto is 13 songs of cold post-punk perfection, with serious leanings towards deathrock, similar to Musta Paraati, Siekiera, & RedLorryYellowLorry. The also do an amazing Spanish cover of David Bowie's Heroes & a less ambitious cover of I Wanna Be Your Dog by Iggy Pop. The stand out songs on here are Adictos A La Lujuria, Vamos A Jugar, El Acto & Tengo Un Pasajero, but really, the whole LP kills! In their short existance, they did this LP, a split e.p. with fellow Madrileans Gabinete Caligari & two amazing e.p.s. In 1983, the band got into a car wreck coming from a gig & the singer was killed.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ÄPÄRÄT


APARAT 'Demo 98'

Probably more famous for the band that was on that 7" split with fellow countrymen EFFIGY, their side being the better of the two and thats high praise indeed as I love EFFIGY, but ÄPÄRÄT fucking KILLED it on that split e.p.. They also appeared on 2 of the great late 90's comps, that great all-Japanese 3xLP compilation 'Chaos of Destruction' from 97 & the equally as good all-Japanese comp 'No Hesitation To Resist' from 98.
This 7song demo sees them in the same form as those comps & split with Effigy, but a tad better as its more noisey & more raw. To me, this is one of the best & Punkest demos to come out of Japan in the past 20 years (up there with GLOOM's demos & FRAMTIDs). ! Bold words, yes, but check out the song Civilization (.....and my case is rested.) All songs sung in Finnish as this is Finnish worship of the highest order. ÄPÄRÄT is Finnish for Bastards, and we all (should) know that BASTARDS is one of THE best Finnish Hardcore bands ever, and of course, their was also an 80's Finn band also called ÄPÄRÄT. Coincedence? No fuckin way! My friends, I do believe this is exactly what your looking for today. Enjoy!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNREAL THOUGHT


UNREAL THOUGHT 'Behind The Pink House'

Here's a reoccurring theme on this blog- Halifax, Nova Scotia. Home to many great bands as of late, including one UNREAL THOUGHT.  I believe they started out as a two-piece, but looks like they've evolved to a trio. On 'Behind The Pink House' Unreal Thought belt out three melancholy as fuck (yes, melancholy as fuck) post-punk dirges that owes some of its soul to early DeathRock ala Christian Death. It, at times, also reminds me of Cocteau Twins, Mission Of Burma, & The Gun Club. The despondent vocals are said, opposed to sung, which fits the woeful & downcast music perfectly. Unreal Thought recently put out a full length that you can get on their bandcamp page, here

Members of every other HFX band, including LIFE CHAIN, BRICKS, CONCRETE ASYLUM, NEGATIVE RAGE, CUMRAG, NEVERHUMAN & more.

Lastly, thanks to Cody & Unreal Thought for keeping me stocked in great tunes & letting me post their killer bands!! Keep it Melancholy as Fuck!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WE ARE IN THE PITS


V/A ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA Compilation Tape, Columbia 1989
Side A
Side B

This 1989 all Colombian Hardcore compilation tape is one of the many thats a tape traders wet dream. And if you like your Punk RAW, then look NO further, as this is about as raw & inept as it gets, and it fuckin kills!!!

Estamos En La Sima (We are in the pits) was put out at the height of Pablo Escobars power & I'm sure that most of these bands were from Medellin, so you can only imagine the bands angsts & frustrations with a warring state between Police & thieves, and on top of that, poverty was through the roof. You can certainly here this in all the bands songs. I would say this comp is pretty unique in that regard (unique, certainly not unheard of). Other bands were singing about stuff like this, for these bands, it was a reality.

Ok, 60 some tracks from 7 bands. All killer, no filler. And again, this is bare boned, stripped down, no pretense Hardcore Punk!! The most known, I'd would say (and the best on here, in my opinion) is BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE who belt out six ragers in 8 fly-by minutes (check out the songs Kaos & Censo!!! ARRRGGHHHHH!!!!). Also note ATAQUE DE SONIDA, CRIMEN IMPUNE & HERPES, but really, its all bueno!! Classic Colombian Hardcore!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SDS


S.D.S. 'Live in the Automatic Country' Cassette

OK, this is me trying to get the ball rolling again & hopefully the first of many posts to come.

With that outta the way, here we have the mighty Societic Death Slaughter with a cassette only release documenting 2 live shows from 1999. Side A (track 1) is recorded live at F.A.D. in March of 99' in  Yokohama, Side B (track 2) is from the famed AntiKnock in Tokyo on August 8th of that year. Songs are from most of their releases up til 1999 and even one from their (at the time) yet to be released Digital Evil In your Life 12". Three songs aren't on any of their well known releases (though I've seen them on a few of their uber-hard to find cassette-only releases), which include I.C.O.N., Anarchy Machine & Bloody Century 21, and thats worth the price of admission alone. Also, the sound quality is tiptop my friends. Usually in regards to live sets, I tend to think they're for completists, but as for this it isnt necessarily the case as it's fuckin SDS!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CS


CRAZY SPIRIT 'Demo 2014'

More of that weirdo, bizarro Hardcore from these NYC maniacs. Five songs that were recorded for this years NEW YORKS ALRIGHT FEST.  Mutant Punk in the same vein as early 80's LA Punk via a  Toxic Dump.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

LEFT FIELD SUNDAYS


DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT 'Gold Und Liebe' LP

DAF's fourth LP, from 1981, entitled Gold Und Liebe (Gold And Love). A duo of Janky Electro Punk/Neue Deutsch Welle from Dusseldorf that envokes a perfect mental and aural picture of sweaty German dance clubs in the early 80's, rife with sex & drugs.
Their sound is a bit hard to pin down, but in an interview in Melody Makerin 81, half of DAF, Robert Gorl said  "Most bands get a synthesizer & their first idea is to tune it. they want a clean, normal sound. They dont work with the power you get from a synthesizer...we want to bring together this high technique with body power so you have the past time mixed with the future.". Apt.

Their 3rd LP, Alles Ist Gut.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DISDOMESTIC VIOLENCE


DISDOMESTIC VIOLENCE 'Demo' Cassette

Ok, ok, a new post. Japan's Disdomestic Violence from around 2005 or so. They did two more 7"s and a CDr demo that saw them venture into a more Doom Metal sound. Fear not my fair weathered friends,  as this demo is what you came to this blog for. 4 songs of Dark, Crust-Influenced Hardcore. I've seen them labeled as Raw Dark Crust, a stretch, and also Total Darkness Sad Core, which is strangely more fitting here. It's a really good demo from a band with a strange name, kinda like that awesome demo I posted some time ago by Crusty Hi-Charge (another bad name/great demo). Anyway, hope ya enjoy.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Butterfly Flutter By

A//SOLUTION 'Butterfly Demo'

A re-post. I'll get back to posting soon, my tape/USB is broke & I've been working alot, so far now, old re-up's.

And this re-up is a gem. LBC's A//SOLUTION and their 1988 'Butterfly' Demo. And no, this is not the same thing as the Butterfly e.p., though I do feel the songs from that e.p. came from the Butterfly Demo sessions (could be wrong though). 6 songs, 3 songs not on their e.p. or their CD, and 3 songs from the e.p.

So, A//SOLUTION...One of my all time favorite bands (the e.p. was my very first post!). This band, along with the mighty Apocalypse, Glycine Max & Confrontation, spearheaded the late 80's/early 90's SoCal Crust scene. I moved out to California in the early 90's, so I got to see the tailend of this scene. Fuckin brutal. A//SOLUTION were the crustiest bastards you would ever see. They had 3 singers (one of which, Nedwob, committed suicide in 94 {I think it was 94}), a guitarist, bassist & drummer. The crust they played, I feel, was/is the crustiest music ever made in the U.S.. Passionate, Bass-heavy, 3 fuckin singers (all at different pitches., is that the right word?) and a guitarist that just slayed. They defined the SoCAl Chuuga-Chugga-Wail sound. Really, I'm such a huge fan of these bands, and A//SOLUTION tops the list for me. I can't do this justice. It's a 10 out of 10. In fact, if I recall right, some of the band members went to England and befriended the HellBastard guys, and ya can hear the influence for sure (the RipperCrust-era HellBastard).

Once again, this is one of the crown jewels of my collection & this thing will be D/L'ed to death, so download this before ALL the uploading services go bellyup. I also have the LOVE Demo and a live set from 1988 that I'll post as soon as I buy another cassette/USB recorder.

And to flog a dead horse, if ya want to start a Crust Punk band, this is your blueprint. Cause like I've said a million times in the past, I feel the term Crust is used erroneously these days, I also feel that there are maybe 5, 6 Crust bands even playing these days. That point is moot, I dunno, but I do know this- A//SOLUTION flys the crust flag high (and it stinks!).


















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