March 20, 2018

March 13, 2018

GUILTY FACES - Nightmares EP (2008)

Catchy little 3 song ripper from this long defunct Connecticut band. These guys had the early 80's west coast punk sound down pretty good. The title track reminds me of Decry a bit. They also released an album on Deranged Records the year after.
1. Nightmares
2. Hospital Eyes
3. Scum

March 5, 2018

VA - Bud Luxford Presents: LP (1981)

Okay, let's take a break from Finnish punk (for now) and get back to some Canadian content. This comp is a who's who of the early Vancouver punk rock scene featuring members of D.O.A., Subhumans, Pointed Sticks, Dishrags, Modernettes, Young Canadians and more playing under pseudonyms. After searching for years in local record shops for it, I finally bit the bullet and bought a near mint copy online that wasn't TOO expensive. They released another record the year after with some of the same acts and a few new ones, which I posted five years ago HERE

February 27, 2018

VA - Full Speed Ahead CD (2003)

Okay, what better way to end Finnish February than with a comp of classic Finnish 7"s from the mid 80's? You'd almost never know it's a bootleg because the sound quality on it is great. Enjoy!

February 22, 2018

TAMPERE SS - Kuollut & Kuopattu EP (1983)

Originally released in 1983 as a demo tape and later reissued on vinyl in the late 90's. Some of these songs were used for compilations, most notably 'Hardcore 83'. I'm guessing the band felt they had to put 'Anti-Nazi' on the cover because the SS in their name?

February 17, 2018

VA - Propaganda Russia Bombs Finland LP (1982)

Another classic comp. Some might even call it Finland's 'Flex Your Head'. Or maybe just me. Ripped from the 1995 CD reissue.

February 11, 2018

VA - Propaganda Hardcore '83 CD (1996)

Classic comp originally released in 1983. Ripped from the '96 CD reissue that includes the then-unreleased Vaurio EP, 'Sortoa Ja Vainoa'. 

February 5, 2018

M.A.P. - Kaasua EP (1982)

Like Evulaatio, Maanalainen Pelastusarmeija (M.A.P. for short) were another lesser-known Finnish band that only released one 7" during their short existence. If the first song sounds familiar, that's because it's a reworking of 'Police Story' by The Partisans. According to google translate "kaasua" is Finnish for "gas", so I'm guessing the song isn't a story about police. Ripped from the 2005 reissue.

February 1, 2018

VA - Killed By Finnish Hardcore LP (2003)

I've been listening to a lot of Suomipunk as of late so I thought this month will be all Finland all February! A good place to start is this bootleg sampler, chock full of killer tracks by the heavyweights of the country as well as lesser known bands that only appeared on a comp or two back in the day. Done by the same guys who put out Killed By Hardcore, so you know it's good. 

January 22, 2018

DESPERATE MINDS - A Chance To Feel Emotions Alive EP (1986)

This week's post comes to us from Kamloops, the same town that brought us Inner Anger and Sineater. I think these guys were into 7 Seconds, but I could be wrong. They also put out a demo tape and an LP, which you know I'll post on here if I ever come across 'em. 
1. Hype
2. Do Your Part
3. Prey T.V.
4. Do You Remember 
5. I Care Too Much To Quit

January 16, 2018

VA - SUB [Fita Perdida] LP (2015)

Y'all are familiar with the 1983 Brazilian HC comp 'SUB', right? Well here's the bonus record that came with the 2015 reissue. It's a lost tape of either demos or out-takes, I'm not sure exactly which since the liner notes are in Portuguese. Still sounds just as raw the songs that did make the cut in my opinion. You can check out a few tracks from it HERE.
1. RATOS DE PORÃO - Não, Não
2. RATOS DE PORÃO - Vida Ruim
3. RATOS DE PORÃO - Poluição Atômica
4. CÓLERA - X.O.T. 
5. CÓLERA - Bloqueio Mental
6. CÓLERA - Quanto Vale A Liberdade?
7. PSYKÓZE - Terceira Guerra
8. PSYKÓZE - Buracos Suburbanos
9. PSYKÓZE - Fim Do Mundo
10. FOGO CRUZADO - Desemprego
11. FOGO CRUZADO - União Entre Punk's
12. FOGO CRUZADO - Delinquentes
13. RATOS DE PORÃO - Punk's Venham Lutar
14. RATOS DE PORÃO - Realidades Da Guerra
15. RATOS DE PORÃO - A Bomba
16. CÓLERA - Histeria
17. CÓLERA - Zero Zero
18. CÓLERA - Sub-Ratos
19. PSYKÓZE - Vítimas Da Guerra
20. PSYKÓZE - Guerra E Paz
21. FOGO CRUZADO - Inimizade
22. FOGO CRUZADO - Punk Inglês
23. FOGO CRUZADO - Terceira Guerra

January 9, 2018

EVULAATIO - Rakkautta EP (1986)

I only discovered this Finnish band a few months back through the excellent DegenErik blog. I dug this record so much I just had to have my own copy. Luckily I was able to find one online in great shape for a reasonable price. From what I can gather they only put out this one 7", which has never been reissued. If you like classic Finnish HC, then this'll be right up your alley.
1. U.S.A.
2. Minkki
3. Perhe-elämä
4. Tulkaa Kysymään
5. Yxinkertaista
6. Paskakuski
7. Käsi
8. Rakkautta Ennenvanhaan

January 2, 2018

IMPACT UNIT - My Friend The Pit EP (1989)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett's first band. No ska punk here, just straight up early 80's Boston hardcore. Recorded in 1983 but for whatever reason didn't get released until '89. Too bad Dicky didn't do any more stuff like this because his voice was made for this type of shit. Ripped from the CD reissue with added volume. 
1. Nightstalker
2. Complain
3. My Friends & The Pit
4. I'd Eat Your Shit
5. Dead Meat
6. Regular Boys Haircut