I had a little pool over at the KBD page on Facebook on what HC record to post next. Offenders, DRI or Genetic Control. Offenders came out as the most wanted to post among the three. So finally! To call this hardcore might not be fair tempo wise but the anger and drive from HC can be heard. To me they never did a better song than Face Down in the Dirt as featured on the P.E.A.C.E. compilation. Lost Causes came in second. I usually have a hard time to put songs from bands in a particular favorite order not so with a couple of the Offenders songs. Rockin’ the Town might have came out after too much listening to the crappy part of The Clash.
Label: Suffering Sounds
Rockin’ The Town.mp3
I can’t help but being totally fascinated with the early Brazilian hardcore scene, as it at a first glance looks like it exploded out of nothing. There’s no “traditional” punk released before 1982 that I’m aware of, but just a bunch of brutal all-out-war hardcore bands, starting with Lixomania’s EP, shortly followed by the Grito Suburbano comp LP with Olho Seco, Còlera and Inocentes. From that the stones began to roll for a while, and it wasn’t until mid/ late 80′s and then forward that the original punk bands from 1978 as Restos De Nada, Condutores de Cadàver etc appeared on vinyl. Too bad, but it still makes sense as Brazil were a run by a not too punk friendly military governement in those days.
Another thing that sometimes gets me going is the friendship, and simularities, between early Finnish hardcore bands and the Brazilian ones. Could it be the harsh and brutal languages that made them click? Two countries so far away from each other, and in most cases so different, but still so many simularities in their music.
This is one of those records where I wish I actually had the ability to say something clever and was able to analyze it in a more serious way, but nope, I’m sorry, but that’s not for me. Let’s share that in the comment section instead.
Label: Not On Label
Apenas conto o que eu vi (o que senti).mp3
Aprendi a odiar.mp3
At first I thought about posting another record and mock you ignorants who can’t separate Irish bands from bands from Northern Ireland, but after spending a few days thinking of which bands that came from where I realized that I have a hard time to separate them myself. In case someone is even dumber than me, Ireland is a country, while Northern Ireland is a part of the UK. I’m willing to make a bet on that most of the bands people think of as Irish are in fact from the UK. At least I’m 99% sure that these sweet singing mods are from the right part of the green island. A few of their singles after this one are great as well, so pick them up.
Hot for you.mp3
I know that this ain’t rare or obscure, and that everyone’s heard it before, but as this is an around the world trip, it would be unfair to leave Dezerter out just because they are a popular and well known band. And not to forget that they kick some serious ass as well. I know that this one was released in a band made sleeve as well, and if anyone’s got a spare copy of that sleeve, don’t hesitate to let me know. High quality scans will work just fine as well.
The band started out as SS-20 in 1981 but had to change their name, due to the fact that it was too controvercial in communist Poland. I have to say that I think that Dezerter would be just as provocative, but maybe that’s just me. At least they managed to release this record on the state owned record label, and it just might be the best selling hardcore record of all times.
As a side note, the name SS-20 was used by a French punk band in the mid 80′s who had a couple of releases up their sleeve, and then the Hungarian band CPG had a song called SS 20 on their tape album from 1983. That tape is brilliant by the way, and itthere’s a legal reissue of it as well that everyone with the slightest interest in east-european punk should track down. 200 copies released 2 or 3 years ago, so it might even be a future rarity. I know where to get copies so just ask if you’re looking for a it.
Here’s a little something for those of you with the words ROCK and ROLL tattooed on your knuckles and you who wants your punk thugish and give you a masculine feeling that lasts all night long.
These guys released an LP under the name Dum Dum Boys in 1982, then changed their name to The Henchmen and released this 7″ and two 12inches, then moved to Sydney, Australia and again changed their name, but this time to Reptiles At Dawn. They never lost their Stooges influences though, even if they got a bit too into the goth scene in the mid/ late 80′s, at which time they were back in New Zealand.
New Zealand didn’t have too many punkbands that released records as far as I know, and like Spain, it seems like 12″ was a popular format. Anyone knows why?
By the way, I found my copy cheap as it didn’t have the original sleeve, but instead the black and white “insert” sleeve. Anyone knows where that one came from? Judging by the paper quality it’s quite new, but the record have been sold with that as a sleeve a few times, and all of them from Germany. It sort of looks like a old flyer, and looks a bit too well done to be done as just a rip off… The sleeve posted here is stolen from Discogs, so thanks to whoever uploaded it there.
Country: New Zealand
I got a right.mp3