A really good quality live collection rounds out our weekend visit to the Tri-State area. New Jersey always had an entertaining scene, and there are plenty of great NJ bands here. Eight in all. Well worth the price of admission.
Here's a bit of an interesting one. The infamous Doug Moody put this out on Mystic with the 'Sound Of USA Cities" releases. The city being New York City. Well, the recordings all come from one of two shows played at CBGB in 1986. The thing is, five of the eight bands included are NOT the sound of NYC. New Jersey and Connecticut round out the lineup. Well, I don't think Doug was ever accused of doing too much research. All in all, no matter where the bands hail from, this album is evidence of two great hardcore shows.
One more quick Yugoslavian trip before heading out. This time we stop in the city of Belgrade. This 1986 cassette features six bands and the only bad thing is unfortunately the quality. Still, well worth a download in my opinion.
So, what constitutes a "compilation"? We all know two bands makes a "split", but what about three bands? Well, I believe that is where a compilation is born. At least that's what we're going with. We had 3 bands from Sapporo last weekend, now we have 3 bands from what was then Yugoslavia. And just like that one, this is a great collection.
We start the weekend in Hungary 1985. This 5 band/5 song 7" is a great introduction to some pretty cool Hungarian punk and hardcore bands. I previously posted a CPg Demo which is great. Anyone out there have anymore from any of these bands?