C.I.A. – God, Guts, Guns E.P. 7″



Could just as well been the first 76% Uncertain 7inch. C.I.A. released an LP but by then they had lost their backbone: Bones-Vocals, Kenny-Rythm Guitar and Bill-Drums(on this recording he was still in Reflex From Pain) who went on to form 76% Uncertain. Yes the LP sucks.


Up here is classic US HC from 1983. Essential lyrics like on the 7 second long Who Cares? topped with great song writing and clever arrangement. Tasty!


Country: USA
Year: 1983
Label: Schmegma
Format: 7″
Who Cares?.mp3
Commie Control.mp3
Love And War.mp3
No Thrills.mp3

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19,170 Responses to C.I.A. – God, Guts, Guns E.P. 7″

  1. E. says:

    Perfect record! Had this already on my “to be posted” pile. 500 made of the original, btw – used to be difficult to find and very expensive for a short time (one of them trend-wave-peaks, you know), no goes for a third of it on eBay.

  2. timmy says:

    this is an awesome 7″. that first 76%uncertain Lp is awesome as well. its just a notch under this 7″.

  3. Efrem Jose Cedillo aka E-From Chicago says:

    All this time (since mid 80’s) I have always thought this was 76% Uncertain. No wonder I could never find this set of tunage

  4. Senap says:

    Of course this is a classic EP. Bought this one together with the Clitboys EP. Saw that both of them is out on the “Back in the days” blog.
    This one, the C.I.A EP, is one of the classix that have aged with dignity.
    And since I’ve already downloaded this one before I had to change the mp3’s cuz you always got better sound on your shit, Peter!
    Now put out the RF7 “Fall In” goddammit!!

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Glad you like the rips Senap :). The Back In The Days blog post mp3s from other bloggers. They’ve cancelled the SOA post wich they got from punkrecords.org but they still have Shattered Faith from here and the Die Kreuzen rip from 7inchpunk.

  6. stinky says:

    this band were really great. They were musicians and had different angle on hardcore music than young punks discovered punk besides to they first contact with hardcore like CIRCLE JERKS or BLACK FLAG. They had acknowledge with their instruments with the same confidence like for example HUSKER DU or MINUTEMEN. They know how to play brutal music. Thank you for this post and for that you post a whole records now…

  7. Eric says:

    E is right, this is a perfect record. I can play this one over and over to this day. Too bad the LP was such a let down.

  8. d says:

    Evidently there’ll be a compilation of outtakes and whatnot from the sessions that went into this 7″ Their music rules and they’re good guys as well.

  9. Tony says:

    RF7 FALL IN 12″ available here : http://goodbadmusic.blogspot.com/

  10. Renik says:

    Deffinately a cool 7″. I will be looking forward to the CD that’s supposed to come out on Incas at some point. Thanks for making this available to listen to. I’ve been itching to hear this one for awhile.

  11. B says:

    You can hear 4 of the tracks from the God Guts And Guns session at the cia myspace. http://www.myspace.com/ciabandct
    Dr Jeckyl Mr Drunk

  12. (^oo^) says:

    Goodd !!!!!!!!! +

  13. Evan says:

    Bones gave me the CD re issue version of this
    It rocks! I love it!

  14. Jay Thurston says:

    That’s cool, Evan. I own the original :)

  15. I own the original and am an ex-hippie.

  16. Jay Thurston says:

    Erich is a hippie punk that loves metal :)

  17. dewey.decimal says:

    OK ye naysayers of the CIA LP aka Synnerbob LP….I a a huge fan of the 7 inch and have worn out my copy and the Die Jerry Die comp, but had never heard that LP and am far from the CT scene. A reliable source from that scene told me the LP kicked ass, contrary to your bashings, so I had to hunt it down. Finally got a copy and it arrived today. I beg to differ power-poop-loving-motherfuckers, the LP kicks ass. Of course it’s not the 7 inch, it’s a different fucking band. Don’t buy it thinking it’s gonna sound like the 7 inch or even a “sophomore effort” ala Tied Down or anything like that. Listen to the LP as if it’s a different band (which it mostly is) and re-fucking-evaluate. Also remember the LP was 19 fucking 85.

    Imagine a sophomore effort by Void. It’s closer to that than the 7 inch. The singer on the LP reminds me a lot of the singer in the Outpatients, and several tracks sound like they coulda come out of the Outpatients’ sessions for Bands that Could Be God. And there is at least one song (side B) that actually sounds a lot like the 7 inch. The LP is going on heavy rotation at my house.

    Done ranting. Don’t write off the LP, it’s got it’s place and it is a good record in its own right. The new reissue of God Guts Guns with bonus tracks is also great…the tracks from the God Guts Guns sessions that didn’t make it to the 7 inch are alone worth the purchase.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      “Imagine a sophomore effort by Void.” all these metaphors doesn’t make a record better to me. Still think it sucks. Weak production and mostly boring songs.

      • Dewey Decimal says:

        Weak production? Usually you love that! Ah well. And among the many typos in my post, the record actually came out in ’84, not ’85.

        • The Flakes // Drummer says:

          Nah it´s you who don´t know when a “weak” production actually ads something to the music and when it´s not. Like in the case of the CIA LP.

          • Dewey Decimal says:

            You obviously know what you’re talking about. You know exactly when weak production justifies spending $1,000 for a record. You win.

  18. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Oh it was a contest? Thanks :)!!

  19. Chris g says:

    oh just hug it out already

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