December 30, 2012

My picks for 2012

MUNICIPAL WASTE - The Fatal Feast (Nuclear Blast)
CHAPEL - Satan's Rock 'N' Roll (Invictus)
OFF! - OFF! (Vice)
BOSTON STRANGLER - Primitive (Fun With Smack)
BROTHER ALI - Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color (Rhymesayers)
BIRTH DEFORMITIES - Suburbanized (Cowabunga)
CAULDRON - Tomorrow's Lost (Earache)
NO CLASS - Keine Klasse II (Deranged)
SCHOOL JERKS - School Jerks (Grave Mistake)

KREMLIN - Will You Feed Me? (Hardware)
CAR 87 - Trapped (self-released)
NO PROBLEM - Living In The Void (Debt Offensive)
IRON REAGAN - Demo 2012 (Clearview/Tankcrimes)
BURNING SONS - Reflective Confessions (Mystic)
VIOLENT FUTURE - Violent Future (Static Shock)

C.O.C. - Eye For An Eye (Candlelight)
GOVERNMENT ISSUE - Live Bootleg Series (self-released)
WITCHES HAMMER - Dead Forever (Iron Tyrant)
POISON IDEA - The Fatal Erection Years 1983-86 (Southern Lord/TKO)
NECROS - Ambionic Sound (Alona's Dream)

December 21, 2012

RED TIDE - Demos (1982-83)

I know there were cleaner versions of these demos out there, but I figured I'd put this up anyways. This was dubbed for Dave Spicer by a member of Red Tide in the early 90's. Whoever did it even took the time to make liner notes. Track 14 is actually a reprise of 'Fear To Live' but who cares? The first 5 songs were from when the Victoria band were still known as Suburban Menace. At the end of side B there was also two and a half songs from "Kelp And Salal", which I left off because you can get those songs on itunes. Still, it's a shame no one's ever done a discography of this totally unique hardcore band.


December 12, 2012

ACTIVE GLANDS - Live At Kennedy Hall (1987)

This tape was lent to me by Dave Spicer who used to put out Subversive Behavior fanzine back in the 80's and played local bands such as PipebombDunderheadsChina Creeps, and Ballast (and who also put on this show). This is a pretty decent live recording from January 9th, 1987 at Kennedy Hall in Delta, BC. There was no track listing, so I guessed the song titles from what I recognized off their 1983 demo and when the singer announced what the next song was called. If anyone can help me out with the rest, that would be great. Active Glands recorded two demo tapes between 1983 and '87, and appeared on a few cassette-only comps. Too bad they never got around to releasing an LP. You can get Mission Of Christ's set from the same gig over at the VDRP blog, which was also recorded by Dave. 

1. Unknown (starts mid-song)
2. Asshole
3. Unknown
4. Hooray For The USA
5. America The Beautiful (D.O.A.)
6. Unknown
7. Unknown
8. Unknown
9. Do Something
10. Unknown
11. Perfect World
12. Unknown
13. Unknown
14. Heavy Metal Freak
15. I'll Be Me
16. We're Alone
17. Clifford Robert Olsen

December 8, 2012

TOTAL FURY - Spring Thrash EP (1997)

When I first heard Total Fury's "13 Songs" 12 inch a decade ago, I was blown away. That release is still not only one of my favorite albums to come out of Japan, but one of my favorite HC records post-2000. While Spring Thrash, their debut EP, isn't quite as intense as 13 Songs, it's still pretty damn good. I know it's been out of print for quite a while, so I'm stoked to finally own a copy of it. I think it's about time someone puts out a Total Fury discography.
1. Our Rules
2. Nothing's Easy
3. Outcome
4. Get Tough Enough
5. Wasted Life
6. I Wanna Be Like You
7. Essential
8. Slam Chop
9. Minor Of Heart
10. I Hate You (Untouchables)
11. That's All I Need
12. Silly Games
13. Burn Out