Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Bruce Banner - I Love Fucked Up Noise ep - 2000

Bruce Banner is a fast-as-fuck hardcore punk band from Stockholm, Sweden, that's been around since the year 2000. The quintet is made up by a bunch of guys who already have made their marks in the Swedish hardcore scene. Vocalist Per Thunell and guitarist Daniel Hammare was in legendary grindcore outfit Filthy Christians and Per Thunell was also in Protes Bengt. Second vocalist Christoffer "138" Jonsson played bass in DS-13 and Epileptic Terror Attack.

This ep was recorded at Sunlight Studio where such bands as Entombed and Dismember are frequent visitors and rightly so this ep packs a fair punch.

01 - Stop Moving
02 - Mean Green Mother
03 - I Do Harm
04 - Martian Robots
05 - Fuck
06 - Nothing Flux
07 - James Bondage
08 - Simon Says
09 - Spoonbender
10 - My Ears Are A Whole Lotta Better Since I Went Blind
11 - Bop
12 - 12
13 - One To One Scale
14 - Demon (Septic Death)

Sounds Of Betrayal Records.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Poison - Hot Rod ep - 1986

Classic Poison. A must.

01 - Combat
02 - Kill And Killers
03 - Broken Promisess
04 - Hot Rod

Selfish Records.

Admit Your Shit - 12 Inches Of A.Y.S - MLP - 1987

Also known as "Someplace Special". A bit of a weird one this, being that it has no song titles and no lyric sheet or any other info what so ever. Mortarhate had a tendency to skimp on the inserts. I don't know whether this was just the fact that Punk's are notoriously shit at getting anything together or some other more sinister reason. This 12 inch seems like a mish mash of multiple recordings with levels and sound jumping all over the place. You be the judge...

I didn't split the songs up due to the lack of song titles.

Side A
Side B

Mortarhate Records.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Wasteland - Demo - 2008 (Unreleased) New Zealand

Wasteland are a young Hardcore band from my home town who play fast stripped down youthcore. Good bunch of guys who unfortunately are fucking hopeless at releasing shit. I recorded this for them way back in January yet they never got round to putting it out even though a lot of people were keen to hear it. I've decide to do it for them instead. They are currently recording a bunch of new material plus a couple of the songs from this release which hopefully will see the light of day. Check them out on myspace. Cover art was done by Stace and you can see her other cool shit on her DeviantArt site.

01 - Hate These Words
02 - People
03 - Not For Me
04 - Thrown
05 - Hate Me
06 - Run Away
07 - Agoraphobic Tendencies
08 - Wise Up
09 - Ready To Fight (Negative Approach)
10 - Stabbed In The Face

The Comes - Power Never Die - MLP 1986

The Comes from Tokyo were one of the first Japanese hardcore bands and their eleven song 12" entitled No Side is one of the best early punk records. The band first appeared on the Outsider compilation LP in 1982 along with such seminal Japanese outfits as GISM, Gauze, and Laughin Nose. No Side came out in 1984. The music was fast, rocking hardcore with melodic guitar and a totally insane woman on lead vocals. The songs on this LP combine these hell-shriek vocals, massive hooks, and the stop-start hardcore of Minor Threat, but Comes had a screeching, spastic energy unlike anything in the US. Their follow up LP, 1986's Power Never Die, is apparently a bad metal record. Too bad, but at least some members went on to be in the mighty Lip Cream and are probably still in some band or another. At least two bootleg singles have been put out, mostly recycling the No Side material, and the one to get is the split LP that combines No Side with GISM's Detestation LP (which, even in its bizarre glory, I think pales in comparison). Getting these two classics on one record is too good be true. No Side has also been booted onto CD recently. (Kill From The Heart)

You be the judge as to whether this is a "bad metal record" or not, I personally like this. Just wait for me to post Theatre Brook and Off Mask OO....

01 - Brains
02 - Take A Step
03 - Cockiness Man
04 - Power Never Die
05 - Dirt Off
06 - As A Rabbit Of Human

Captain Records.

RoseRose - Skatehead '88 - ep 1986

Classic Japanese Thrash from the mid to late 80's from this long running band. This is killer stuff. Go check out "Mosh Of Ass" as well. They are as much a part of the Japanese Hardcore scene as Gauze, having existed for over 24 years. They are still pumping out the thrash today, check them out here.

01 - Skatehead '88
02 - Christ
03 - Kill Or Cure

Dogma Records.

Faction - You've Got The Fire - ep 1983

Classic UK Anarcho Punk featuring ex-A-Heads Vocalist Mel. Not a particular strong record but still worthy of a listen. Think of it as a less bubbly version of Hagar The Womb or The Lost Cherrees.

01 - Intro
02 - Blinded By The Dark
03 - Turn Away
04 - Drowning

Bluurg Records.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Coffee Rage - Dreaming Of Going Nowhere Thinking Of Doing Nothing - CDR 2008 (New Zealand)

Well this would prove to be the last thing Coffee Rage will record as we split up after playing Punkfest '08 in Wellington in October. No complaints from me, it was fun and we got to do some cool shows and got to support Conquest For Death, Vae Victis, Walrora and also got to play along side sweet New Zealand bands such as Shortlived, Wasteland, Tentacles Of Destruction and Drug Problem.
As always, recorded in my lounge for fuck all.

01 - Needles In Eyes
02 - Coffee Rage
03 - Get Your Dose Of Fuck Off
04 - A Nations Disgrace
05 - Live Like Devil
06 - Dig Up The Hatchet
07 - Coffee Corpse Attack
08 - Special Olympic's
09 - Another Song Not Sounding Like Discard
10 - Total Fucking Dis-Slaughter
11 - Repeat Till Death
12 - Sharp As A Marble
13 - Drug Of Choice
14 - Acid To The Dissected Lie
15 - Knives Thrust In Deep

Electro Hippies - The Peel Sessions 12 inch 1987

Electro Hippies were a fucking great band from the mid to late 80's and always offered up a unique sound to what was happening with the rest of the UK bands of the time. I mean take a listen to a song such as "Deadend" and tell me it's not one hell of a powerful track. This has been blogged elsewhere numerous times but I don't give a toss because this blog is about what I like and I like the Electro Hippies a lot.

01 - Sheep
02 - Starve The City (To Feed The Poor)
03 - Meltdown
04 - Escape
05 - Deadend
06 - Thought
07 - Chickens
08 - Mother
09 - Mega-Armageddon Death

Strange Fruit.

Exit Stance - Crime Against Humanity ep 1984

Classic UK Anarcho punk from Exit Stance. This was their first ep released on Fight Back Records. Not as powerful as the follow up 12" "While Backs Are Turned..." on Mortarhate but still a great release. I love the singers vocals.

01 - Ballykelly Disco
02 - Mankinds Hand
03 - Blinded By Fear

Fight Back Records.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Autopsy - Retribution For The Dead - 12 inch - 1991

Wicked heavy Death Metal from Autopsy. This 12 inch ep is was some what of a departure in sound and tempo from the previous LP "Severed Survival" with a more down tuned slow death grind feel to it. It's an awesome record so give it a spin.

01 - Retribution For The Dead
02 - Destined To Fester
03 - In The Grip Of Winter

Peaceville Records.

Gawj - By Popular Demand, The Death Of Gawj - CDR - 2008 (New Zealand)

This is the first recordings from the new Gawj line up and marks a shift in direction from the 17 Shocks Terror line up. With a more structured sound and completely new set list with only two of the old songs remaining. I'm very happy with they way we are sounding and our current new songs are great to play live. With only myself and Dane from the original members left when we started in 2005 it's great to finally have a steady line up to build on for the future. We are currently planning on releasing a 7 inch ep next year. Recorded in my lounge for $0 they way it should be done. Enjoy.

01 - Bloodlust/Conquest
02 - Dead Again, Dead At Last
03 - Totally Fucking Lost
04 - Buried Under 1000 Years Of Shit
05 - Death Stare
06 - All Burn Together
07 - To The Death
08 - Never Too Young To Die
09 - Los Desaparecidos
10 - A Disease Like You
11 - Leg Trap With Corpse
12 - Knife At Throat
13 - Simian Revenge

United Blasphemy Music.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Conquest For Death - New Zealand Tour 10 inch 2008

Here's a little rare gem for you all. An Elephant shaped 10 inch acetate limited to 30 copies from CFD's recent tour of New Zealand. I got a copy because I slept with Carlos from El Paso Records and if you have ever meet him your understand the commitment I have to collecting records :) Conquest For Death are one of the greatest live Punk/Hardcore bands I have had the privilege of seeing. The bands reeks of Hardcore "super-group" status with their past and current bands being held in such high esteem the world over, I mean fucking hell we have Hott Lix Hulahan, Assfort, Your Mother, What Happens Next?, Love Songs and Artimus Pyle. Need I say more?

01 - Hey You Guys
02 - Condition Critical
03 - Shadows And Demons
04 - Butcher Baby (Plasmatics)

El Paso Records

Hagar The Womb - The Word Of The Womb 12 inch - 1984

The band was formed in the toilets of the Wapping Anarchy Centre, established by the efforts of seminal Anarchist bands Crass and Poison Girls, in 1980. One week after forming they played their first gig with Zounds and The Mob. The band were originally all-female in an attempt to add a female voice to what they saw as a male-dominated movement, and the band refused to conform to the stylistic constrictions associated with bands of the time.
The band toured the UK punk circuit for five years releasing two 12" singles and recording a Peel Session for Radio One (11th February 1984). Their first offering The Word of the Womb (released on Conflict's Mortarhate label) dominated the UK Indie Chart during 1984, being kept off the No.1 spot by larger, more mainstream, acts such as The Cure and The Smiths.
After releasing Funnery In a Nunnery the next year the band effectively split with no new material being recorded. (Wikipedia)

01 - Idolization
02 - What's Your Flag
03 - Cardboard Theatre
04 - Dressed To Kill
05 - True Love And Faith
06 - Truth

Mortarhate Records.

SIC - Yakuza Fuck Off ep (Bootleg)

Not sure what the deal is with this ep it seems that the A side was pressed on both sides by mistake. It's a shame really as the two tracks here are really good. Thrashy Japanese Punk at it's rawest.
If you have any info on this ep then leave me a comment.

01 - Ugly Today
02 - I Don't Wanna

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Final Count - Final Count 7'' flexi 1988

Japan's Final Count with their self titled 1988 7" flexi (self released) sort of reminds me of a more structured GISM in places and a less brutal version of Societic Death Slaughter. What ever the lame comparisons you can rest assured it's a fine record and worth your time and effort.

01 - Imitate A Human
02 - Silence
03 - Will Full Life
04 - No Follow The Fashion
05 - Double Faced Person

Final Records.

Fuck Geez - Zzz........ - flexi ep 1985

**I had wrongly posted this flexi as the "Here's The Fuck Geez" 7" it is now been corrected.

Cool rare flexi from Fuck Geez released on MCR Company in 1985. Pretty snotty fucking Jap Punk Rock. Three studio, one live track. Oh and don't be alarmed if the first track seems to sound like it's cut off mid flight, I swear that's how it is on the flexi and I'm not trying to short change anyone :D The last song reminds me of the Swanky's a little.

01 - In Japanese

02 - No Thank You
03 - In Japanese
04 - How To Sex

MCR Company.

S.O.B - Thrash Night ep 1989

One of my favorite S.O.B records and it's still a crusher today. I'm sure you all know the history behind this band so I can't be fucked rehashing it all. Infamously Lee Dorrian of Rise Above insisted that "Fuck or Die" be changed to "Luck or Die" don't really understand why? Any way it's a little gem of an ep and worth the download.

01 - Raging In Hell
02 - Give Me Advice
03 - Deceiver (N.D)
04 - Don't Turn Your Back
05 - S.O.B
06 - Nightmare
07 - No Control
08 - Fuck Or Die
09 - Thrash Night

Rise Above Records.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Unwise - You Gonna Make It Or You Never ep 1998

Japan's Unwise with a fucking solid 4 song ep of that Hardcore we all live for. Real nice Guitar work reminding me of Never Again or Forward, sweet record.

01 - Intro
02 - Be Free
03 - Life Is Only Once
04 - You Gonna Make It Or You Never

MCR Company

Dead Mans Shadow - Toleration Street ep 1983

My favorite DMS record after the classic 4P's LP. The mournfulness of the track "In My Dreams" is great. Still a classic today. You'll have to excuse the odd pop and crackle as this record has been thrashed over the decades. For a complete discography on Dead Mans Shadow and a ton of other UK Punk bands from the 80's check out this cool site UK82.

01 - Toleration Street
02 - In My Dreams

Expulsion Records.

Dead Mans Shadow - Bomb Scare ep 1982

One of my favorite English bands of the early 80's second wave of punk. They were less known than most of their contemporaries but packed a punch with some great tunes. This is their third ep. Think of them as a more punk version of the Newtown Neurotics.

01 - Bomb Scare
02 - Another Hiroshima
03 - Fighting For Reality

Rondelet Music

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Life Cycle - The Weight Of Tradition MLP 1989

Follow up to the "Myth & Ritual" ep of 1988 this Mini LP continues along the same Celtic Frost inspired Metal/Punk but in my opinion lacks the punch that their debut delivered. It's still a good record just not a great one. Enjoy.

01 - Bitter Taste
02 - Waste
03 - Deflecting Fate
04 - Art Of Survival
05 - Demolition

Mad World Records