Well here we are in 2008 and first off let me say Happy New Year to all my regular visitors and fellow bloggers. I hope the hangovers are a distant memory :D I'm going to dedicate the next 10 or so posts to the records that made an impact on me when I first started getting into punk rock in the early 80's. These records and bands have made an impression on me that has served me well over the years, I struggle to find new music that has the same emotional and musical impact that these records had on me in the day. Nostalgia, it's a bitch.
First up is Admit Your Shit and their debut ep on Mortarhate Records. When I first heard this I was devastated by the production and the huge sound of the drums. Also it is a bit of departure from the usual stuff Conflict were releasing at the time. Raging US inspired Hardcore with a Minor Threat cover thrown in for good measure. They did release a 12'' after this called "Someplace Special" but it's nowhere as good as this.
So over the coming weeks and months expect a plethora of Anarcho and Brit Punk from the 80's.
01 - Flex Your Heart
02 - Do You Know What You're Doing?
03 - Expect No Mercy
04 - In My Eyes (Minor Threat)
05 - Keep Your Mouth Shut
06 - You're Just A Jerk (reprise)