April 17, 2017

VA - Blazing Anarchy Mixtape (2017)

This sampler is a pretty good place to start if you're not familiar with the current HC scene over in Europe. Most of the songs on this cassette comp are previously released, although it does include an unreleased jam by the now defunct DiE, which to me is worth the price of admission alone. Came with a sweet poster too!

April 9, 2017

BLOODY HAMMER - When In Rome EP (2011)

Not to be confused with the streetpunk band from Melbourne Australia, this was a one man project from Houston Texas by the dude from Secret Prostitutes, Reason Of Insanity and a million other bands. Check out the artists he listed as inspiration on the back cover and you get the idea.

March 30, 2017

ELECTROCUTIONER - Slipping Into Darkness tape (2017)

Recorded on the same day (in Compton) as their last tape Wretch In Order. This is their best sounding release yet production-wise, perhaps because it's on a pro cassette this time around. Four songs in five minutes, what more do you need?

March 21, 2017

GRIMA - Demo tape (2014)

I discovered this band through the Babylon mixtape. Raw recording with female vox sung in Spanish. I don't think they're around anymore but the singer is another band called Fumigados that are also pretty good.
1. Paz De Plastico
2. Sucio
3. Kontra El Konformista
4. Dices Que No
5. No Te Kiero
6. La Santa
7. Jodete
8. Otra Luna Mas
9. Deskontrolada

March 13, 2017

VA - East 7th Punx tape (2014)

Another killer comp of L.A. punk and hardcore, some of these bands and songs also appear on that Babylon tape I posted last November. 

March 7, 2017

THE DEVIANTZ - S/T tape (1998)

Snotty punk rock from Surrey, BC. I found this tape last week at the bottom of a box in my storage locker. I haven't seen or heard it since at least the early 00's. I saw them play once at Club Paradise in New Westminster (a place that has changed names dozen times since), perhaps even opening for DOA? Their bass player would later play in another Surrey band, LUPUS.
1. Work No, Mohawk Yes
2. Cost Of Living
3. Citizen Steak
4. Pathetic Life
5. Sheep On Crack
6. Meaningless Shit
7. Deviant Norm
8. Doughnut Time
9. World War Me
10. Stupid People

March 1, 2017

VA - Fuck The Commonwealth CD (1994)

This Canadian comp opened me up to a lot of bands when I bought it back in the mid 90's. I recently found a cheap copy of the vinyl version that has less songs, but also a few that weren't on the CD. I added those as bonus tracks, so consider this the 'Deluxe Edition'. SCTV fans may recognize track 36.
1. KOPS FOR CHRIST - What Do You Want For Xmas
2. INSULT TO INJURY - Sorehead
3. GUS - Dave Del Castilo
4. HOOFRARUMP - Headstone
5. IGNATZ - Will This Ever End
6. RENDER USELESS - Hardline
7. BLUNDERMEN - 309 & Beyond
8. HUDSON MACK - Time Is Your Enemy
9. DIRTY BIRD - Swingback
10. BLACK MARKET FRUITS - Indigenous
11. FLORAGORE - Buttermans
12. BENCHWARMER - Death Of Punk Rock
13. MR. NOBODY - Linda's Nightmare
14. ACHE HOUR CREDO - Give Fascism A Chance
15. NOTHING TO LOSE - Going Nowhere
16. WAD - Bad Day
17. UNIKS - Sick Boy
18. PHALLOCRACY - One Good Reason
19. GIBLET - Carouse
20. ENFA/LAK - Metaphorhetoric
22. BLOWHARD - Beyond Hope
23. MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY - Illiterates/UFO/Butcharts Gardens
24. UNION OF URANUS - Backhand
25. GOATBOY - No To Elections Yes To Peoples War/She's Not A Fuck
26. HOCKEY TEETH - Don't Belong
27. MINNOW - Drizzle
28. LOOTBAG - Kill A Cop
29. M-BLANKET - Kid Collision
30. WHATEVER - Astra
31. SWELL PROD - Junior
33. SUBMISSION HOLD - Cranium Ache
Vinyl Bonus Tracks
34. M-BLANKET - Innyourooms 
35. DUNDERHEADS - Deceiver
36. THE QUEEN HATERS - I Hate The Bloody Queen