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.

September 19, 2019

TEN FEET TALL - 6 Song Demo tape (1991)

Stoked to finally own a physical copy of the debut cassette by Maple Ridge's finest. Although I do prefer their sophomore effort 'Alive', this one ain't too shabby either.

September 13, 2019

POISON IDEA - Ian Mackaye tape (1988)

Since it's the 8th anniversary of my blog, I thought I'd share the most valuable cassette in my collection. It was in a box of tapes given to me years ago so it didn't cost me a cent but last time I checked it's going for over a $100US on Discogs (And NO, I'm not selling it!). So just enjoy the tunes as they're not available anywhere else in digital form at the moment.

September 8, 2019

SHUTDOWN - N.M.F.P. tape (1990)

Here's another sick demo from that pile of tapes I scored last month. Catchy skate punk from Victoria BC, home of the Dayglo Abortions, Neos and Nomeansno. They also released a 7" EP the same year that was produced by Cretin (of Dayglos fame).
1. Down With You / Parched
2. Nothing Much At All
3. Borrowed Time
4. Ground Zero
5. This Life Gone Wrong
6. You Wait
7. From Above
8. Richee Daggers Crime
9. Ashes To Dust
10. Tunnel Vision
11. The Itch

September 2, 2019

VICIOUS BARBS - Demo tape (1992)

I was recently given a bunch of local demo tapes from the early 90's. This one was the only band in the bunch I hadn't heard of before. But I was pleasantly surprised as there's some pretty good songs on here. I wanted to find out more about them but this tape didn't have a cover so there wasn't much to go on. I did find out one of the dudes later played in The Insipids and The Chick Magnets.  And yes, 'I Live A Car' is a UK Subs song, and 'Pave Paradise' is a cover of 'Big Yellow Taxi' by you know who.