October 5, 2018

VA - Crumbling Concrete And Rusted Iron tape (2018)

For the most part this comp pretty much sounds like how you'd expect Soviet punk from the 80's to sound like. It's almost as if some of these bands saw pictures of punks in a magazine or newspaper and then tried to create music based on those photos what they think punk rock must sound like. If that makes any sense at all.

September 28, 2018

VA - Punk From Medellín, Colombia 1987-1992 tape (2018)

Where as last week's comp covered bands from all over South America, this tape focuses strictly on the hardcore, punk & metal scene of Medellín, Colombia in the late 80's to early 90's. The liner notes on the cover above says it all.

September 21, 2018

VA - South American Punk 81-90 tape (2018)

Another great cassette comp featuring bands from places I bet you never thought punk rock existed in the 80's such as Uruguay, Chile and Ecuador.  

September 14, 2018

VA - Greek Punk '82 - '91 tape (2018)

I bought this  tape out of curiosity as I've never really heard much punk rock coming out of Greece, with the exception of a few newer bands. Whoever put this comp together did a good job of curating these songs from various demo tapes and out of print records. Definitely worth a listen. OPA!

September 7, 2018

GO FOUR 3 - S/T MLP (1985)

Some catchy local power pop/indie rock who definitely should've gone farther than they did. 'Just Another Day' had the makings of being a huge hit in my opinion. Ex-Modernettes Ian Noble played drums on this record but wasn't in the group for long. I recently found this record sealed at a shop on Vancouver Island which included a sticker and a Zulu Records insert. They released a full length album in 1987 called Six Friends, also on Zulu. Surprised no one's given this band the ol' reissue treatment.

1. Just Another Day
2. Death Of Love
3. Waiting For A Train
4. In My Dreams
5. Look Away
6. Go Four 3

August 30, 2018

DAMAGE DEPOSIT - Straight To The Bottom EP (2004)

Okay, last entry of this month's Havoc Records spotlight with a band fronted by the man that runs the label, Felix Havoc.