Reflex From Pain

Reflex from Pain – Black and White 7″ (Blitzcore. 01675 / 10 tracks) 1991

Well here we are with another gem of a jam dredged from the murky past of the Connecticut „New Wave“ (as they called it then; either that or “punk rock“) scene. Reflex From Pain can be viewed as the missing link between VIOLENT CHILDREN, 76% UNCEERTAIN, YOUTH OF TODAY and SHELTER. REFLEX existed concurrently with VIOLENT CHILDREN. Ray drummed for V.C. and tried out singing for the first time in REFLEX (“Peer Pressure” is, in fact, a V.C. song). The instrumental part from REFLEX came from a variety of lesser known bands and shortly after REFLEX formed the nucleus of 76 (“Knife In My Back”, “You’re The Hate” and “Someone’s Waiting” all made the translation from PAIN to UNCERTAIN). When Ray decided to record the first SHELTER 12”, it was this line up of REFLEX that became SHELTER (with the addition of Tom Capone). Not only that, out Jeff R. remained to produce! So there you have it, the historical context of these recordings.

Dave & Bill joined 76% Uncertain and the first line-up of Shelter. 500 made of the original + lyric sheet. Originally released on Death Threat Records in 1983 with 6 tracks. Re-released on Die Jerry Die comp.-LP. German re-release (the one I own) has slightly different sleeve, songs have been remixed (don’t sound too different, though). 4 extra tracks, no lyric sheet. Limited edition of the reissue on white vinyl.

Media Control
Holy Pictures
Generic Life
The Scream
Urban Decay
American Express

Reflex from Pain – Checkered Future 7″ flexi (tpos productions. 030 / 10 tracks) aug 2 1990

1000 made. 110 made of a spezial imited „first day of issue“-FLEX version for the readers of FLEX fanzine with a special numbered and stamped sticker.Unreleased ‚83 demo feat. Ray Cappo on vocals. With Members of 76% Uncertain and Violent Children. Great 1983 Connecticut hardcore, fast & powerful but not as simple and brutal as the NY sound.

You’re the Hate
Bury My Pride
Blind Faith
Bullshit Straight Edge
Knife In My Back
Roller Rink Stud
Peer Pressure
Someone’s Waiting
The Scream

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2 thoughts on “Reflex From Pain

  1. so is the entire batch of 1000 a flexi or just the 110 made for FLEX because i managed to get this on ebay for 6 bucks and mines a flexi, just checking the obscurity here. thanks

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