Sunday, August 28, 2016

V/A - Death To False Metal

Ok, get ready to throw those horns, because today we have a masterpiece. Sure, it's filled mostly with bands you may have never heard of. But I'm willing to bet you've heard the songs! 90's punk covers 80's metal!! Yes, it is that good! I mean come on, they even include a cover version of Celtic Frost's 'Procreation Of The Wicked' recorded by two different bands. One plays in the left speaker and one in the right.. simultaneously! Just magical I tell ya. There is a Volume 2 out there so if anyone has it... PLEASE!!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

V/A - Chunks

So way back in the earliest of 80's New Alliance Records put out two really good compilations: Cracks In The Sidewalk, which I don't have, and Chunks. What they both deliver is a veritable who's who (and in some cases 'who's this?') of artists that defined New Alliance and later SST Records.


Friday, August 26, 2016

V/A - What Doesn't Hurt Us Makes Us Stronger

Here's a decent international collection released on German label Destiny Records in 1985. Some heavyweights and some lesser knowns. Well worth it.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

V/A - 'Mortarhate' Compilations

Mortarhate records was/is a record label created by UK anarcho punks Conflict. During 1984 and 1985 Mortarhate (and their sub-label 'Fight Back') released these four powerful compilations. I'm not sure if these four releases can truly be considered a "series", but I'm calling them the Mortarhate Comps. Lots and lots of music for your Wednesday ears.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

V/A - 'Puget Power' Compilations

There was some good chunky (and maybe a little sloppy) punk rock coming out of the Pacific Northwest in the early 90's. Conspicuously absent is Vol. 1. Actually I believe they ended up releasing Five 'Puget Power' 7"s. If anyone out there can help, I'll toss them up here and complete the collection. Thanks to François we can now enjoy the ENTIRE collection. Thank you, good sir!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

V/A - We Still Can't Help It If We're From Florida 7"

1983's "We Can't Help It" comp was a Florida Hardcore masterpiece. This 1992 follow up takes a slight step back, but is still well worth the listen.


Friday, August 19, 2016

V/A - New York Hardcore - Where The Wild Things Are

If you think all late 80's NYHC sounds the same this comp isn't going to change your opinion. Loud, aggressive, testosterone-filled rants from 10 bands. Upon listening, I discovered there's a few skips and cuts throughout, but I think there's enough here for you to get the point.