White Cross – S/T E.P. 7″

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Here’s one of those essential US HC 7inches. Distorted, fucked up, raw and recorded live in the studio. The end result is of course fantastic. These guys where already tired of Straight Edge and this was in 1982 kids. Their 12inch EP “What´s Going On” was a big disappointment. To polished and boring.

 

Country: USA
Year: 1982
Label: Zero Degree
Format: 7″
Songs:
Fascist.mp3
No Straight Edge.mp3
Speed Of The Presses.mp3
American Way.mp3
Jump Up.mp3
Suburbanite.mp3
Nuke Attack.mp3
Having Fun.mp3
No Name.mp3

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24 Responses to White Cross – S/T E.P. 7″

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  3. Finally some real good shit here, haha. One of the records that still blows me the top off. And the 12″ is not THAt bad.

  4. Post Scrotum: What I never got was the picture on the front sleeve. What the hell is that??!!!!

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    That picture is taken of you mother as she gave birth to a fucked up kid in 1968.

  6. Hahahahahaha – and I thought it was your mom’s attempt of raising up her afterbirth. Sorry, forgot that was you.

  7. Tom says:

    Ah, White Cross. Their best song was “Pink Flamingos”. For those of you in the DFW area in and around 1986-87 might have heard that song on the late night radio show Radio Free Bureau that played lots of punk/hc. It was one of Ari’s favorite songs and was played at least once on every show. It’s not quite metal, not quite hardcore, but just raw and scuzzy madness. It brings back alot of memories. To me the record posted above is a totally different monster, much faster and rawer, but in my mind very forgettable and generic hardcore.

  8. Stinky82 says:

    yes, this WC´s EP is fukking great, but I love 12″ as well. I thing there´s a mistake, it´s not called “what happens next” (that´s ILL REPUTE first 12″ from ´84), but “what´s going on”, but nobody is mistakenless :D

  9. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ops! Yeah that’s the Ill Repute thing. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. Degenerateen says:

    Q: How many punks does it take to change a light bulb?

    A: None. Punks can’t change anything.

  11. In german, they say: “This joke has a beard”.

  12. Smthng2Do says:

    White Cross was an awesome band… Agree on the 12″ bein’ good as well! Thanks for that, was nice to hear it again!

  13. haizman says:

    Tom – I don’t see how an EP recorded in 82 would be considered generic hardcore. It’s like calling a Tandy TRS-80 PC a generic computer.

  14. former friend of "R-C-C" says:

    personally thrilled for former friend and member of the band. they were awesome. wish we had stayed in touch.

  15. CORPUS 77 says:

    REMINDS ME IN PARTS OF EARLY DISCHARGE- ANYONE ELSE ?

    CHEERS -CORPUS 77 -

  16. Chata Ortega says:

    This is great, reminds me of Negative Approach and a little of Minor Threat(negative straight edge!).It’s cool that they have a 19 sec song that actually is a song, not just the title shouted a few times then stop(musical theory for you there!).

  17. Lee says:

    I actually live in Richmond, the band’s hometown. I have an original copy of this album, sleeve and all. The band is great, and me and my dad see Crispy and the drummer for the band (The dude is legally blind!) walking around all of the time.

    All we need now is someone to post some Graven Image.

  18. trusha says:

    What’s up with this 9th track? I’ve had this ep, various different versions of it for years and have never seen this 9th track, which might I add sounds nothing like the rest of their material…… someone enlighten me

  19. Anonymous says:

    trusha,that ninth “song” was a jam during the session for the ep. Penn Rollins our bass player played the guitar on this one so we thought we would include it for no particular reason.
    Mike

  20. elliott says:

    perfect hc record. some member were later in dwar. thanks for this peter.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Yeah Dewey the bass player where in GWAR for a short period. GWAR transformed out the waco HC band Death Piggy. Glad you dig WC.

  21. we (angry samoans from LA’s san fernando valley, the home also of FEAR and the Dickies ditto) played with them on apr 2nd, 1983 at Benny’s Diner, RVA. holy shit holy shit holy shit were they good. it sounded just like this record. which in my ignoiroid born stewpid in arkansas opinion, is better than anything by Minor Threat or those insanely overrated jazzbos in the Bad Brains. as far as east coast HC from those years goes.

    being a big early Black Sabbath fan (in the actual time) i thought these guys guitar riffs were hella cool, totally early heavy metal style chord changes going on with these songs. (just way faster).

  22. ha we’re playing an all ages gig in Virginia Bch this coming Wed Sept 11th, so maybe we’ll bribe one of the opening bands to play/cover the eight white cross ep’s songs and ten minutes, for an extra $20 or something. us having stacks of those big rock star tour moneys on us just like led zeppelin, piles of $10′s i tell ya, piles.

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