Artistic Decline – Four Song E.P. 7″


Re-post from July the 3rd 2006. Added bigger scans and new high quality rips of all the tracks.

An underrated 7inch! Great Hardcore from the golden year of 1983. The FLEX Discography site is sometimes hilarious and so wrong in their descriptions of great records: “Simple garage punk with slight pop influence, three faster tracks and one that’s slower & longer. OK, but not too important. [6].“. Ha ha garage punk?? Pop influence?? Where? I don’t hear it. All I hear is a great, dry, herky jerky Hardcore 7inch in the vein of Rebel Truth and such.

Read more about Artisic Decline and download their whole full length(including the song not posted here): Artistic Decline: Classic L.A. Punk. “From the minutemen we learned that a song could be any length, so songs range from 6 seconds to 3 minutes. D. Boone took us under his wing and got us our first L.A. and Hollywood club shows.”.

Country: USA
Year: 1983
Label: New Underground
Format: 7″
Fallen In Love.mp3
Andy Warhol.mp3
No Repenting.mp3
Private Shack.mp3

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21 Responses to Artistic Decline – Four Song E.P. 7″

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  2. corehead says:

    ”the private shack” you didn’t post and it’s not on th lp too. Please post it to complete the bunch. thx, corehead. great Blog by th ewa

  3. mathieu says:

    Hi there,
    yes it’s true that sometimes in FLEX the reviews are very low for some great music (and very high for some bad shits). But anyway, even if this 7″ is great, it’s nowhere near their top notch LP “Random Violence” issued in 1987 (but i think that the recording is from 1983 or 1984). Your blog rules.

  4. Greg says:

    This is great! Thank you for posting!

  5. b e h j a n says:

    Finally a record on this site that leaves me stone-cold :-)

  6. Charlie M says:

    This sounds circa 81 or 82 and has an unbelievable amount of charm. High speed and high energy with zero agression – lofi guitar chops…man this is great!
    And yes..kbdrecords is my favourite blog too. Consistently interesting and rewarding even when I’m not too into some of the stuff you post.

  7. Jay Thurston says:

    It does nothing for me…I am glad I didn’t buy it.

  8. Levi Johnston says:

    The Reagan Rockwell insert is pretty amusing. I never knew Arafat had such a nice smile. And is that a skateboard creeping over the canvas?

    The Warhol song is as bad as Civil Dismay’s Warhol Genius, though, unfortunately, more playerly.

  9. I love it! Simple, fun, easy going and with power. Totally my style. Does anybody have a clue what kind of a link the LP link is? Weird – some .exe file.

  10. Sissy Zweetsok says:

    just change the .exe to.rar and you’re ready to rrrrock.

    flexx may be flawed but its also an awesome effort, and especially in the pre-internet days am invaluable resource. and burkhard is a swell dude too you dorksss ;P

  11. b e h j a n says:

    The ARTISTIC DECLINE 7″ in FLEX! (their LP is absent there!) was made by one good pal of mine (TL),so it must not necessarily be Burkhard´s opinion, but maybe his short english translation (all of them provided by him?)
    I used to have that album that I got at a day along with this 7″e.p. The “Andy Warhol” didn´t make it too long in my collection (normally I get (got) a cassette-dub before, to have an idea to get one or not, but not with this Their LP. left my collection a few weeks later (BTW,getting A CONFEDERATE LP in trade). The album I remember has 2-3 decent tracks,thogh!

  12. elliott says:

    thanks so much! yeah don’t like everything you post on the site but hey this is the first mp3 blog i discovered. second was gbm. so if it weren’t for you i wouldn’t have found all the great sites. but back to the music this kicks ass. thanks peter.

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