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. 

August 26, 2018

PATH OF DESTRUCTION - 1:00 AM EP (2003)

"Minneapolis hardcore crust punk at it's most tough and brutal. This band started originally with Chad of Calloused on Drums, Link of Pontious Pilate on bass, Big Rick of Code 13, Rat Bastards, Dead Drunk, Motherfuckers, Impulse Manslaughter etc. on guitar and Andy Hefner on vocals. They recorded a 7" for Sin Fronteras and a split ep with Minneapolis metallic crust core band Provoked. Path of Destruction also toured Europe and the USA with this line up. Andy left and was replaced by Pignose of Assrash on vocals. Since the days of Hell Spawn I've thought Pignose had the most punk as fuck vocal delivery. The main influence here is Poison Idea and when you spin this sucker you will Feel the Darkness. But it's hard to really nail these guys down as punk, hardcore or crust since their style really draws on elements prevalent in all three subgenres for maximum impact."

August 14, 2018

ASSEMBLY OF GOD - Submission Obedience Denial EP (2001)

Screamy hardcore from Oklahoma featuring members of Brother Inferior and Burnpile. And when I say screamy I don't mean screamo, so don't worry. 

August 7, 2018

UNITED SUPER VILLAINS - Escapist EP (1999)

Havoc Records month continues with this overlooked band from small town Wisconsin. They also had an LP out on Deranged Records too.

August 1, 2018

AUS-ROTTEN - Fuck Nazi Sympathy EP (1994)

A friend of mine was getting rid of a bunch of old 7"s so I gladly took them off his hands. Many of them happen to be released by Havoc Records so I thought I'd make August Havoc records month. Going in chronological order here's the first one, which according to the Havoc website sold 22,000 copies. Judging by all the Aus-Rotten patches I see out there I guess it's not too surprising.

July 24, 2018

THE SPITFIRES / HELL CAMINOS - Split EP (2001)

Here's a double-shot of some Vancouver punk'n'roll from the early 00's. Thanks again to Mike Hawk of the Hell Caminos for hooking me up with this 7".

July 17, 2018

THE GOP - England Sucks EP (2005)

Great snotty hardcore from Portland with vocals that sound like a cross between Nathan Strejcek (Teen Idles/Youth Brigade) and the late John Stabb (GI). I discovered this 7" from the killer ONE TRACK TO HELL blog and dug it so much I just had to have my own copy. I added a bonus track which I'm assuming is from the same session as the EP as it's the band's only other recording out there. It's off a record called "Choke On It - A 27 Band Portland Oregon Compilation". I was originally going to upload that record on here as well but my copy has a few skips on it so I figured I'd just add the GOP's song. Shame they never didn't put out anything else.

1. England Sucks
2. West Linn
3. Portland Politics
4. Who We Are
5. Ready To Die (Bonus Track)

July 10, 2018

STINKY RATS - Vergonati LP (1986)

Still on an Italian HC kick so here's yet another band I discovered through the Love/Hate compilation. Ripped from the 2009 CD reissue, minus the bonus demo and comp tracks.
1. Intro/Rifiuto
2. Spara, Prega, Compra, Uccidi
3. Uomo
4. Giorni
5. Bisogno
6. Odio
7. Non Pensare
8. Vergognati
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July 2, 2018

VA - Punk In Italia Vol. 2 CD (2017)

Here's some more 80's Italian punk & hardcore for you in case volume one wasn't enough.

June 24, 2018

VA - Punk In Italia Vol. 1 CD (2005)

Compilation of Italian punk & hardcore from the 80's. Sound quality varies as many of the songs were taken straight from the original vinyl. Came with a great big fanzine with a write up about all of the bands, in Italian of course.

June 17, 2018

June 14, 2018

KLAXON - 1984 LP (2013)

Catchy and melodic OI! from Italy. This record compiles their entire  January 1984 recording session which includes their self titled 7" from that year, some compilation cuts and a few unreleased songs. 


June 7, 2018

May 29, 2018

DAMAGES - Reality Disease EP (2013)

This 7" somehow slipped under my radar when it first came out. They also put out a great demo tape the year before and appeared on the East 7th Punx and Night Kills You comps. A few members play in Prison Postumo and Tozcos.
1. Vatican Rats
2. Not Another Day
3. Disease Called Reality
4. Purgatory
5. What's Left For Us
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May 23, 2018

ELECTROCUTIONER - 5 Trax Demo EP (2016)

Remixed and remastered vinyl version of their debut demo tape recorded in 2012. Started out as a one man project and are now a full live band I believe.

May 14, 2018

TOZCOS - Mexico Promo tape (2018)

Promo tape from Tozcos' recent Mexico tour featuring 4 cuts from their brand new album "Sueños Deceptivos". Listen to the entire record below, then buy it! No doubt this will be in my Top 10 for 2018.
1. Sangre Roja, Sangre Tuya
2. Lagrimas Injustas
3. Ritmo De La Muerte
4. Es Mi Vida
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May 7, 2018

MEDIA DISEASE - Hit And Run 2XEP (1990)

Here's an early DCHC band that doesn't really get talked about. Probably because they didn't have a record out on Dischord, or a record out at all for that matter. According to this bootleg double 7", all of these songs were recorded 06/12/82 at Hit And Run Studios (hence the title). Sounds like two different recording sessions to me. The only official release these guys appeared on was the 'Mixed Nuts Don't Crack' comp LP from '83, so that's on here and the rest I'm assuming is their demo.


April 26, 2018

VA - The Street Enters The House CD (2000)


Another one of them there Fans Of Bad Productions compilations. Somehow I missed this one when it first came out. Some heavy stuff on here, kids. Thanks again to Chris Iller for hooking me up with it when he sent me the Black Market Fruits CD last year.


April 21, 2018

THE JIMMY HEARTBURN EXPERIENCE

Sunday April 22nd at 3PM PST will be the return of my punk/HC radio show 'The Jimmy Heartburn Experience' (formerly known as the Jimmy Heartburn Show). This time I have a mic and will attempt to talk between songs, wish me luck! You can check it out on STRANGER RADIO or through the Mixlr app.

April 19, 2018

CHRONIC SEIZURE - S/T EP (2006)

Did you like that Chronic Seizure 7" I posted last week? Well, here's another one! Keep the change, ya filthy animal!
1. Hypochondriac
2. Darkened Shapes
3. Tuned Out
4. Brain Sick
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April 12, 2018

CHRONIC SEIZURE - Brainsick EP (2006)

Killer mid-00's HC from Chicago. They also put out another 7" and a 12", but this one is my personal fave of theirs.