December 30, 2019

VA - Network Of Friends CD (2007)

Figured I'd squeeze in one last post before the end of the year (and decade). So how about a killer comp of rare 80's international HC then? 


December 21, 2019

December 16, 2019

VA - Bloodstains Across Germany #2 LP (1998)

Loads of fun rare early Deutch punk jams on this platter. Like the Killed By Death records, these Bloodstains comps never disappoint.

December 12, 2019

HÄVITTÄJÄT - Hätätila LP (2018)

Finnish hardcore played by Aussies. Out of my favourite records of 2019 even though it came out at the end of December '18. You know you liked their 2014 EP so don't be a dickhead and pass up this one, mate. 



December 4, 2019

VA - This Is Phoenix Not The Circle Jerks LP (1984)

In the early 80's many regions across Canada and the US released a compilation record or tape showcasing their local punk/HC scene. This one here was Arizona's kick at the can. Half studio and half live, it doesn't quite stack up to the likes of say, Vancouver Complication, Flex Your Head or This Is Boston...Not LA in my opinion. But there a few diamonds in the rough here like Conflict and Solent Greene (shame those guys never put out a record).

December 1, 2019

SLUDGE - Concrete Slab tape (1991)

Another local demo from that pile of tapes I was given recently. This is actually one Sludge release I've never seen before. I was also given their 'Gog' demo, but it's on Bandcamp so I don't really see the point of uploading it on here. You can also check out their split 7" with Rusty Nails HERE though.


November 26, 2019

INSURANCE RISK - Violence In Our Minds LP (2009)

80's Boston HC worship by way of Norway. Side One is from their 'How Much More' 7" EP (1999) and the B side is off their sophomore 7", 'No Pity' (2002).

November 19, 2019

CIVIC PROGRESS - Petroleum Man EP (2007)

Overlooked mid-00's HC outta St. Louis. 'Ignorant Fucking Assholes' should've been a huge hit. Members also played in Cardiac Arrest. Ripped from 2nd pressing on No Way Records if anyone cares. 


November 13, 2019

GRAVE MISTAKE - Garden Party tape (1991)

Debut demo of this thrash/punk band from the bowels of Maple Ridge, BC. I posted their 2nd demo 'Baba Yaga's Revenge' back in 2013, recently updated with a better rip from an original cassette (as opposed to the dubbed tape I used first time around).

November 10, 2019

LOOTBAG - Next 15km tape (199?)

Not sure exactly when this one was released as there's no year on it, but based on the label's category number it came out before the band's other tape, 'The Tenth Kid'. So I'm thinking 1991? I personally prefer that tape to this one as the songs are little tighter and it's chock full of movie and TV sound bites. Just sayin'.

November 8, 2019

LOOTBAG - Tenth Kid tape (1992)

Hey remember a few months back when I was given some local 90's demo tapes? Well, you won't believe this... but I was just given a bunch more! And here's the first of that batch. I only previously knew this Victoria band from their contribution to the 1994 comp, 'Fuck The Commonwealth'. They also released another tape, which I also just got and will most likely post next. So hang tight, i-ight?
 

November 4, 2019

VA - Killed By Hardcore 3 LP (2003)

You've heard the previous two Killed By Hardcores so you know what you're getting here. Too bad they didn't put out more of these, eh?

November 1, 2019

VA - Killed By Hardcore 2 LP (2002)

I bought the first Killed By Hardcore around the time it was released, but it was only recently that I finally found volumes 2 & 3. Since these bootleg comps came out a lot of this stuff has been reissued, but there still a bunch of rare shit on here. 

October 28, 2019

VA - Cleanse The Bacteria LP (1985)

Classic international HC comp put out by Pushead(who of course did the artwork and included his own band Septic Death). Some copies included a bonus 12" EP, unfortunately mine didn't...sorry!


October 24, 2019

VA - Iberian Pandemonium

 
Another awesome regional sampler from the same folks who brought us Mexican Pandemonium. The Spainish don't fuck around when it comes to quality punk rock these days and this tape proves they did'nt back in the 80's either. I definitely need to track down more of these comps.

October 21, 2019

VA - Mexican Pandemonium tape (2016)

If you're like me and know jack shit about early punk & HC from Mexico, here's a good place to start. Lots of hard to find jams culled from long out-of-print records and demos on this bootleg comp.

October 14, 2019

IDIOTS RULE - S/T EP (2007)

Hardcore from Germany. They also released a demo tape that's definitely worth checking out.

October 12, 2019

October 7, 2019

DIRECT ACTION - Trapped In A World LP (1985)

We all know Top Ten lists are lame and meaningless, BUT if you were to make a list of the best Canadian punk/HC records from the 80's this T-dot classic would have to be on there somewhere. With all the reissues coming out in the last few years (especially since the release of the TOHC book 'Tomorrow Is Too Late'), I'm a little surprised no one's re-released it. Unless it's in the works and just hasn't been announced yet. Although Schizophrenic Records did reissue the band's awesome 1984 demo tape onto vinyl a few months back.


October 1, 2019

September 25, 2019

VA - Chikos De La Calle Vol 1 tape (201?)

Not sure exactly when this cassette compilation was released, but based on who's on it I'm guessing around 2014 or 2015. Some of the same bands (and songs) from the East 7th Punx and Babylon comps can be found on here.