May 22, 2019

HOUSE OF COMMONS - 'Psycho' Demo CS (1993)

   Big thanks again to Josh for hooking me up with this House Of Commons demo that I didn't even know existed! I'm not sure when it was released but I know the first two songs were recorded in 1993 by a new version of HOC reformed in tribute to their late frontman Andrew "Android" Challinor. Tracks 3-6 were taken from the band's 1983 MLP 'Patriot' and 7-9 were recorded in '84. Side B features some live songs by The Intoxicators, who's 'Last Call' demo tape was posted here back in 2012.

May 16, 2019

ANTI - I Don't Want To Die In Your War LP (1982)

Seriously underrated early 80's California HC. Ripped from the 2018 reissue. Hard to believe it took over 35 years for this record to be re-released.

May 10, 2019

LOS POPULAROS - Working Girls + Born Free EP's (1981-82)

Supergroup made up of a who's who from Vancouver's original punk rock scene including Art Bergmann(Young Canadians), Bill Scherk(Active Dog), Buck Cherry(Modernettes), Gord Nicholl & Tony Bardach(Pointed Sticks) and the late great Zippy Pinhead(Stiffs/Dils /Victorian Pork etc). More on them HERE.

1. Working Girls
2. Mystery To Myself

BORN FREE 12" (1982)
1. Get Out Of Your House
2. Can't Come Back
3. Don't Say It
4. Out On The Frontier

May 2, 2019

REVULVA - S/T tape (1996)

Had this tape given to me a few months back, thanks again Josh! Revolva were a mid 90's East Van punk rock/riotgrrl band that I'm still trying to recall if I saw live or not. I do remember seeing their name on gig posters back in the day so there's probably a good chance I did. I think this was their only release.

April 25, 2019

HATED YOUTH - Hardcore Rules EP (2000)

You may know these guys from their contribution to the 1983 comp 'We Can't Help It If We're From Florida'. It wouldn't be another 17 years until more songs from that recording session would finally see the light of day. The masters are long lost so this was taken from an old beat up cassette. But hey, better than nothing because this shit still rips!

April 18, 2019

BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE - Subterráneo Medellin LP (2013)

Another great discovery from the Medellin comp CS I posted last fall. I found this record for under $10 at a local shop last month. It's got the band's 1989 demo, their two 7"s from 1991-92 and some live stuff from 2012.

April 11, 2019

N.O.T.A. - None Of The Above LP (1985)

Certified banger from the dirty south, Tulsa Oklahoma to be exact. With almost everything being reissued nowadays, it boggles the mind that no label has yet to re-release this band's back catalog. What IS the deal? Ripped from the original cassette version. Check out their equally great 'Moscow' 7" from '84 if you haven't already.

April 2, 2019

FLACCID - S/T EP (2014)

Discovered this Boston band through that Cream Of The Crop tape I posted last month. Featuring members of Zipperhead and I'm guessing a bunch of other good bands. This is my kinda shit right here.
1. Scumbag
2. Flaccid
3. Backwards
4. No Space
5. Wrong
6. Piece Of Shit
7. Concrete
8. Dirt

March 28, 2019

TOZCOS - S/T tape (2013)

Debut demo CS from the Santa Ana band who dropped one of the best punk releases of 2018. Ripped from their Japanese tour CD.
1. Escuridad Eterna
2. Ciegos
3. No Estamos Desangrando
4. Ahogado
5. Bruto Ecandenado

March 19, 2019

NEGATIVE GAIN - Back From The Dead LP (1986)

Raging and relentless TOHC originally released on Pushead's label back in '86. Ripped from the 2017 reissue. All go no slow!

March 13, 2019

VA - Cream Of The Crop tape (2014)

Aptly-named cassette comp mostly made of up of bands from Boston and Portland. Still waiting for Vol. 2...

March 7, 2019

HAYMAKER - Love The Music, Hate The Kids!!! EP (2000)

Angry, angry hardcore from Hamilton, Ontario. Featuring members of Chokehold, Pick Your Side, Left For Dead and more. Split up in the mid '00s only to return a decade later sounding even more pissed-off than ever.

March 1, 2019

HJERTESTOP - Åårh Fuck... Det Er HjerteStop! EP (2005)

Fun and catchy punk from Copenhagen that somehow went under my radar first time around. Featuring members of Night Fever, The War Goes On, Amdi Petersens Arme, Young Wasteners and more. With a resume like that, you know it's good.

February 22, 2019

SNFU - Live EP (????)

This bootleg is actually only half "live" because the songs on side 2 are the band's contribution to the 1985 Edmonton comp 'It Came From Innerspace'. For some reason, 'Cannibal Cafe' is not listed on the back cover even though it's the first song.
1. Cannibal Cafe
2. She's Not On The Menu
3. Strip Search / Grunt Groan Rant'n'Rave
4. (Real Men Don't Watch) Quincy

February 15, 2019

RIISTETYT - Nightmares In Darkness LP (2018)

Another Finnish HC classic finally re-released. Side A features eight songs re-recorded in English and a rippin' live set from '83 on the flip.  This reissue has some different songs and versions on the live side that weren't on the original 1984 pressing.

February 7, 2019

RAW POWER - Wop Hour Extended Version LP (2018)

As per request. Originally released as a four song 7" back in 1985, this was reissued last year as a full LP that includes a few more studio tracks and a bunch of decent sounding live stuff from '84 and '86. 

February 1, 2019

DESPAIR - Visions Of The Inferno MLP (2018)

Shameless Discharge worship from Vancouver, BC. Recorded in 2015 but not released until last spring after the band had already split. Featuring members of Decontrol, Dodsfalla, Suss Law, Phane, False Ritual and many more.

1. Visions Of The Inferno
2. Life's Massdestruction
3. A Neverending Hell
4. Bloodthirsty Ambition
5. Dying In Agony
6. As The Death Toll Rises
7. ...And Still They Ignore
8. Nuclear Fear

January 15, 2019

CONDOR - Cassette Single #2 (2018)

 One man studio project by the drummer from RIXE, playing more of a classic 80's French Oi style here. The first cassette single that was put out in 2017 is also worth tracking down. I just read that Condor is playing the Manic Relapse Fest in Oakland this April so hopefully more recordings are in the works.

January 9, 2019

January 1, 2019

APOSTASY - Demo tape (1983)

Thought I'd start off 2019 with a long lost demo from my hometown of Surrey. I first heard about Apostasy back in the mid 90's when I was taking an animation course with Keith, the band's singer. But it wasn't until a few weeks back that I finally heard their demo thanks to a friend who lent me his dubbed copy from an old mixtape. He also happens to be old friends with the drummer Brad, who filled me in on the song titles. It was tough to find any other info on these guys other than a little write-up from an old fanzine called 'No Cause For Concern', as well a review from the July/August '83 issue from Maximum RnR. Their bass player Eric later played guitar in Fratricide and Strain.

1. Army Grave
2. Pseudo Punk
3. In For Life
4. Apostasy
5. Instrumental
6. Instrumental II