LIFE’S BLOOD

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LIFE’S BLOOD-Defiance e.p. (Vermiform records VMFM03) 1991

Smart and uncomprimising NYHC hardcore from a band that drew it’s influences from suprisingly typical, thuggish NYHC bands of the early 80’s. These guys cleverly sang about all that was wrong with the N.Y. scene at the time and called out straight edgers, scene unity and questioned their commitment to it. This was originally released on Combined Effort records and after quickly selling out, got a re-release from newly formed, Vermiform records. I avoided this record when it came out, thinking it was typical of a music scene I already didn’t have much interest in….. Boy was I wrong. I got this record for (suprisingly) free when I mail-ordered stuff from Vermiform records. I was blown away by this and it remains one of my fave NYHC records of all time. Guitarist Adam Nathanson went on to form BORN AGAINST and slowly over time, this record got forgotten about. Such a shame…………………hopefully this post fixes that, though !!!!

The Middle Aged Youth blog also posted this a couple years ago. Those guys wrote a far more eloquent and informative post about the record including some insightful commentary from LIFE’S BLOOD singer Jason O’Toole. Check it out HERE

Tracks
Never make a change
Left me behind
Stick to it
Guilty as charged
Youth enrage
Not for the weak
Catch our breath
It's not in your heart

Posted by: SurlyOldPunk

Blitz

34 Votes | Average: 4.26 out of 534 Votes | Average: 4.26 out of 534 Votes | Average: 4.26 out of 534 Votes | Average: 4.26 out of 534 Votes | Average: 4.26 out of 5 (34 votes, average: 4.26 out of 5)
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Blitz – All Out Attack (No Future Oi 1) 1981

This has got to be one of the greatest contributions to hardcore ever made by a band out of Britian. This single was posted here before back in ’05, this time around I added better scans with a better quality rip for you all to enjoy. Turn this up and smash something!

Tracks
Someone’s Gonna Die
Attack
Fight to Live
45 Revolutions

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RIPCORD

39 Votes | Average: 3.74 out of 539 Votes | Average: 3.74 out of 539 Votes | Average: 3.74 out of 539 Votes | Average: 3.74 out of 539 Votes | Average: 3.74 out of 5 (39 votes, average: 3.74 out of 5)
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RIPCORD-Harvest hardcore e.p.-(Raging records-rage02) 1988

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Harvest hardcore e.p. 2nd and 3rd press-(Soulforce records) 1989-90

Always thought about posting this but never did until now. I figured someone had surely beaten me me to it on one of the other awesome music blogs that mine the same punk/hardcore territory. After a quick google search, it didn’t turn up (at least I couldn’t find it posted anywhere-correct me if I’m wrong). So here it is in all it’s glory.

Ripcord were one of, if not the BEST, bands in mid 80’s U.K. thrash/ hardcore scene. Sure HERESY were faster (and later featured ripcord guitarist Steven “Baz” Ballam) , the STUPIDS were funnier and SACRILEGE were heavier, but for my money, these guys flat out left those bands in the dust. From the ramshackle early recordings of their demos, the damage is done 7″ flexi and the defiance of power LP to the precise devastation of this 7″ and the poetic justice lp, these guys were unmatched in their absolute ferocity. As witnessed by their choice of cover songs on this record, these guys were influenced by the best of Boston H.C. and it shows, especially in the later releases.

The original pressing of this came out on their own, Raging records label and was also re-pressed twice in the U.S. on Soulforce records with a bonus song (included in this post) and a slightly different cover drawing.

The main reason behind posting this record (besides it’s greatness) is to let everyone know about their new band VIOLENT ARREST. Featuring John Millier (drums), Baz Ballam (guitar) and Steve Hazzard (vocals), it’s basically 3/4 of the original ripcord reunited (although they probably wouldn’t call it a ripcord reunion) . All these guys have been active since ripcord, in such bands as CAN’T DECIDE, DUMBSTRUCK and SPITE but the new band finds them in top form. Setting their sights again on Boston and early American hardcore, the newly released 12″ flat out cooks and has been on my turntable since the day I bought it. Check out VIOLENT ARREST on their myspace page HERE.

For a complete discography and history of the band , try HERE. And thanks to the punk and hardcore record sleeves site (HERE) for the scans of the U.S. pressings of this record.

Tracks
Poetic justice
Subconscious thoughts
Starvation (Siege)
Collision of vision
Can't you see
Subliminal decay
bonus song on U.S. pressing
Boiling point (SSD)

Posted by: SurlyOldPunk

Child Molesters

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Child Molesters – (I’m The) Hillside Strangler (Ace & Duce Records) 1978

first child molesters single, sorry i didn’t put up don’t worry kyoko, i only have the 5 minute live version on the killed by death 2 compilation. it’s hilarious though, since it’s like a yoko ono cover and all.

Tracks
(I’m The) Hillside Strangler

Posted by: mattehands

BORN WITHOUT A FACE

19 Votes | Average: 3.68 out of 519 Votes | Average: 3.68 out of 519 Votes | Average: 3.68 out of 519 Votes | Average: 3.68 out of 519 Votes | Average: 3.68 out of 5 (19 votes, average: 3.68 out of 5)
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BORN WITHOUT A FACE-Worship ep (Self released) 1986

The 2nd 7″ by Grand Rapids, Michigan band BORN WITHOUT A FACE. I don’t really know much too history about the band except: they had two or three cassette only releases, two 7″s and an appearence on”there’s a method to our madness” compilation lp. Members names were also mysterious as no information was ever given on their records or inserts. Mark Dancey was a founding member and went on to fame as the guitarist in Barry Hennslers post NECROS, grunge/funk band-BIG CHIEF. He was also an excellent artist who founded (along with Hennsler and BORED YOUTH’s Rob Michaels) the magazine MOTORBOOTY and was responsible for at least one of , grunge rockers SOUNDGARDENs album covers.

The music is pretty dark and intense as these guys started to mine a post-hardcore, metallic sound. Their first 7″ (posted HERE) was a bit more upbeat and was just a glimpse of things to come from this record.
I got to see them live a handful of times and they were equally intense. This is a damn fine, but completely forgotten, piece of Michigan punk and BORN WITHOUT A FACE were a totally underrated band as far as I’m concerned.

And YES, heartbreak hotel is indeed the ELVIS song……………………Enjoy !!!!

Tracks
Undertow
Crawl
Teeth machine
Heartbreak hotel

Posted by: SurlyOldPunk

Dub Rifles

15 Votes | Average: 3.33 out of 515 Votes | Average: 3.33 out of 515 Votes | Average: 3.33 out of 515 Votes | Average: 3.33 out of 515 Votes | Average: 3.33 out of 5 (15 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5)
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Dub Rifles – Notown (Self Released) 1982

Winnipeg had a good mix of bands in the early 80’s, although I do prefer the more hardcore sound, Ska is up in the top 3. Self released by the band and recorded locally. Great Canadian Ska, so if ya like the horns this ones for you. Check out this little interview of Colin here.

Tracks
No Town No Country
Production of Funds
Delicate Action
Number One ( And I’m Aging In )
Reluctant Host

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EXECUTE

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EXECUTE – AtoZ 7″ flexi (DOA records 001) 1983

Ahhhhh…..the first release by the EXECUTE and it was arguably their best (and rarest).
The EXECUTE were one of the earliest example of punk changing into hardcore in Japan. Formed in 1982, these guys took cues from diverse influences such as Japans early punkers the SS and the galloping metal of MOTORHEAD. They released several 7″s and appeared on a couple of classic Japanese complitions, “Great punk hits” and later “A farewell to arms”. They also were on a few other international compilations. All their records, including the “hardcore temptation” 7″, the “criminal flowers” 7″ and the “blunt sleazy” 7″/12″ are excellent. There was also a cassette release in 1984 called “live in hell” which I’ve never seen or heard.

In late 1985, line up changes in the band, including Baby and later Baki forming/joining GASTUNK, changed EXECUTEs sound. Anything after the above mentioned releases get pretty sketchy and aren’t recommended. Pusmort records re-released the “Blunt sleazy” record as a split 12″ w/Germanys INFERNO and there was also a legit discography lp called “Save your money” with all there early material and some unreleased live stuff from 1982. It’s too bad that discography is long out of print (even though it’s been bootlegged recently) cuz these guys were an important, early band that anyone into Japanese hardcore should be able to readily hear.
I guess this post is a start……………………..Enjoy !!!!!

Tracks
A-Z
Answer
Laughin' child
M.o.p.
Go to hell
Inside of human, outside of human
God damn
Ah
Blood rain
Peace Japan

Posted by: SurlyOldPunk

The Lurkers

The Lurkers – I Don’t Need To Tell Her (Beggars Banquet Beg9) 1978

Four great covers one great single. ‘I Dont Need To Tell Her’ hit number 49 on the charts, which you will see why once you listen to it. Single is backed with a cover of the Bo Diddley’s tune ‘Pills’ which was also covered by The New York Dolls in ’73. Glad to share this great single collection with you all and maybe for a few, a chance to see the 4 different covers that came with this special edition. Dont forget to check em out at their home on the web… http://www.thelurkers.co.uk

Tracks
I Don’t Need To Tell Her
Pills

Posted by: 7inchpunk

The Power-Chords

23 Votes | Average: 3.7 out of 523 Votes | Average: 3.7 out of 523 Votes | Average: 3.7 out of 523 Votes | Average: 3.7 out of 523 Votes | Average: 3.7 out of 5 (23 votes, average: 3.7 out of 5)
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The Power-Chords – Unattached Strings (Mean Buzz Records) 2006

Sent to us by the band for us to exploit on 7inchpunk dot com. They list their influences from such bands as The Buzzcocks, The Dickies, The Ramones, The Boys, The Undertones, The Adverts. Some good new old sounding kbd punk? agree or disagree its worth a listen. Let the band know what you think. Go check their site out www.THEPOWERCHORDS.com. Or better yet order this record from Mean Buzz Records.

Tracks
Unattached Strings
Dream Girl

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Deviated Instinct

32 Votes | Average: 3.16 out of 532 Votes | Average: 3.16 out of 532 Votes | Average: 3.16 out of 532 Votes | Average: 3.16 out of 532 Votes | Average: 3.16 out of 5 (32 votes, average: 3.16 out of 5)
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Deviated Instinct – Welcome to the Orgy (Peacville Records) 1987

The 2nd release on Peacville Records was this 7″ by Uk Crust/HC band Deviated Instinct. Released later several lp’s on Peacvile as well. Members are now in Bait. this record was release in an edition of 1000 according to Discontrol on the 7inch forum.

Tracks
Scarecrow
Cancer Spreading
Disciples of the Storm
Despair

Posted by: kjelli