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.