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

February 21, 2017

SINEATER - Dunce Cap & Pencil Neck EPs (1993-94)

Here's another from band Kamloops. I've seen these two 7"s in local record stores so much over the years I assumed they were from the Vancouver area. I finally bought both of them because I figured someone out there may want to hear them again. They also have a split 7" with Christie Front Drive and a demo tape that can be downloaded HERE.
1. So Simple
2. Dunce Cap
3. Seven Years

1. Pencil Neck
2. Coming Back

February 14, 2017

INNER ANGER - My Head Hurts LP (1989)

Here's yet another record I kept seeing in local shops that I finally got around to picking up. I don't really know anything about this band except they were from Kamloops and only released this one album. Crossover with melodic vocals is probably the best description I can give it. 
1. Reality
2. Life Out There
3. The Time
4. Tears And Puppeteers
5. Alice In Nowhere Land
6. Cobwebs
7. Building Borders
8. Simple Change
9. My Silent Son
10. The Divorce Song
11. Great Escape

February 6, 2017

REGGIE - Broke tape (1995)

Here's one of the bands from the 'Langley Mugged' CD I posted last week. As far as I know, this demo was their only release. The version of 'Swiftly Sinking' on here is different than the one that comp so maybe there's other recordings floating around.
1. Swiftly Sinking
2. Little Bolimic Girl
3. Baby Rage
4. Feather
5. Day After
6. Waking Up

February 2, 2017

VA - Langley Mugged CD (1995)

Local comp of young punk/grunge/alternative bands from the burbs of Vancouver. In the summer of '95 I went to an all ages show at a community centre in Langley near my dad's house that featured a couple bands off this CD, Failsafe and Reggie. My buddy was doing sound for the gig and was friends with the Reggie guys who I remember doing a decent cover of "2+2" by DOA. Failsafe played last and were pretty goofy, although I dug their cover of Young MC's "Fastest Rhyme". 

January 25, 2017

DEATHLY EYE - Weird Tales Of Terror tape (2016)

Halloween-themed side project by the Blazing Eye/Deathly guy, preforming some of your favourite UK82 hits. 

1. One Of The Boys (The Ejected)
2. Drugs Of Youth (Subhumans)
3. Knife Edge (GBH)
4. Psycho Killer (English Dogs)
5. Young Blood (Vice Squad)

January 18, 2017

VA - Super Sabado Gigante LP (2003)

Killer fastcore comp on a single sided 12", made for the Super Sabado Gigante Festival. Truth be told, I bought this record for Holier Than Thou? and Municipal Waste. Is it blasphemy that I like HHT's version of 'Why?' more than the original?
1. ARTIMUS PYLE - Dirty Laundry
2. LACK OF INTEREST - Paranoid
3. GUYANA PUNCH LINE - Total Denial Of All Involvement
4. CRUCIAL UNIT - Adolthood
6. KUNGFU RICK - A Solid Dent In Public Pavement
7. KUNGFU RICK - Class Inclusion
8. BURN YOUR BRIDGES - Non-Fashion Is Still Fashion
9. BURN YOUR BRIDGES - Revolution Now! Destroy The Scene
10. BURN YOUR BRIDGES - Shut Up And Play
12. KYLESA - Delusion On Fire
13. MUNICIPAL WASTE - Self Abuse (Poison Idea)
14. SHANK - Panoramas Of Hell
15. SHANK - Get Out (Madball)

January 10, 2017

THE HELL CAMINOS - S/T tape (1997)

The Hell Caminos formed out of the ashes of Seamen, going for a more punk 'n' roll sound like the Supersuckers and Zeke. They also put out a CD and a split 7" with the Spitfires. After disbanding in 2000, members would go on to play in many local bands and still do to this day. 
1. All Juiced Up
2. Woke Up (On The Floor)
3. Barenut Kickers
4. Escape From The Island Of SKLOIBS
5. Down Below
6. Sweet Potato Pie
7. Bored... Very Bored
8. Extra Crispy
9. Flap Jack
10. (Fullo') Piss 'n' Vinegar
11. Ed's Drunk
12. Winnipeg Prison Riot
13. Leaving Town
14. Feelin' Kinda Froggy