V/A-Anglican Scrape Attic 7″ flexi (No label) 1985
Really solid, mid 80’s compilation put out by U.K. thrash maniac, Dig Pearson. Dig released another comp. flexi similar to this called “Putrid Evil” (feat. Stupids/Civil Dissident/Septic Death) before deciding his hobby of releasing records by bands he loved needed a name. He called his upstart label EARACHE records and the rest is thrash history.
This comp. features infamous California headbangers HIRAX. Metal and hardcore weren’t quite united yet, and at this point both of those scenes generally despised one another. Dig was a bit visionary in that way and put these two great types of music together on one 7″ phonosheet (flexi) a year or two before the whole shebang was called CROSSOVER. As metal and hardcore finally melded, the results were some (re: very few) GREAT bands and ALOT of complete shit.
The comp also featured excellent songs by (soon to be legendary) Japanese bands, the EXECUTE and LIP CREAM. U.K. fox hunt sabatuers CONCRETE SOX contribute an early, piss-raw version of the song “eminent scum”. Lastly, U.K. thrashers SACRILEGE turn in my favorite song on the comp. “Bloodrun” was from their 2nd or 3rd demo and has an amazingly thick recording. These guys (and girl) were one of the best bands from England, along with HERESYand RIPCORD, but later turned “fantasy metal “(dungeons and dragons type stuff) and sucked hard.
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