Yup, this is a bootleg from all I can tell (despite the “official” look of it), and I believe all 4 tracks are the same recordings as on their hyper rare LP New Move For Error as they’re all on that one as well. On the other hand the writing on the back says that the songs were recorded by Chaos, which was the band’s name before they did the LP. I’ve read about a 7″ done under that name in 1983 with the songs We Are The One and Quitter on the label RCA-Vicor, but I’ve never seen it, but the 4 tracks on this E.P. might be taken from that session. Early Philippine punk in general seems to be practicly unknown, and it’s pretty hard to find reliable information, but I’ve seen band names like Ocean Zoo (who did an E.P. in 83 as well), and the Wuds, but I’ve never heard any of them. It seems like the scene became quite violent in the mid 80’s when hardcore became popular, but that’s just what to expect as it happened everywhere at about the same time.
If you’re interested in this, go some googling and you’ll find more, then go to the Philippines and go through the used bins and see if you can find some records worth hearing, and if so, please let me know about them as I’m eager to hear more. I don’t think this one is too great, but it’s still well worth a post on the behalf of being from such an unexpected country, at least from a western punk perpective… or maybe I’m just predjudice?
As a side note I found out that the Himalyan metal scene is called “Death from above” while I was trying to find some info about this release. Probably the smartest scene name I’ve heard in a long time.