Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Upright Citizens - Open Eyes, Open Ears, Brains To Think & A Mouth To Speak

Staying in West Germany for one more day we have the great Upright Citizens. Originally formed in early 1981 they had a nice healthy run for a couple decades. However, as the 80's continued they, like alot of other bands at the time, adopted a slower, more rock or 'post-hardcore' (insert 'frustrated face' emoji here) sound. This 1985 release seems to bridge the gap between the two.

Lest We Forget

Monday, February 20, 2017

Toxoplasma - Demos 1981-1982

Toxoplasma was one of the great early German punk bands. This 2011 release combines two of their earliest demos. And it's a great listen.

Teenagefrust

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Siekiera - 1984

We head behind the Iron Curtain today with Polish punks Siekiera. Recorded in 1984 but not released until 20 years later. The sound quality is a bit rough, but come on....

Piwko Dla Wojska

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ribzy - '81-'85 Recordings

Now here's some old school hardcore. So Cal' NorCal's Ribzy is one of those bands that never actually released an album of their own. However they did hit the studio several times. Here's a great collection of at least four of those times. Good stuff!

Let's All Take A Trip Back In Time

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Queers - A Proud Tradition 2x7"

From some of the more serious hardcore to certainly some of the most silly. Regardless of the ever changing lineup, the Queers seem to always enjoy their work. And they've been doing it pretty much non stop since the very early 80's. This double 7" compiles their first two 7" releases.

I'm In A Rut, Don't Give A Shit

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Proletariat - Soma Holiday

Although the Proletariat ran in the Boston hardcore circles they were certainly not carbon copies of the other bands. Their sound to me is more reminiscent of some of the stuff coming out of Chicago at the time. Real "intelligent" stuff. Here's their first full length, from 1983.

No Lesser Of Evils

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Our Neighbors Suck - Isolation

I always loved the name of this Arizona outfit. And I have definitely been there! But to be fair, I've had alot of neighbors that would certainly be able to say the same thing. But that was way back when, long before I was the upstanding pillar of the community that I am today. And by the way, if you're wondering, that statement is indeed an example of this 'Fake News' that everyone is talking about. So, anyway, here's Our Neighbors Suck and their 1985 LP.

Give Me Fun