Schematix – S/T E.P. 7″



Trying out a new format from now on. Instead of just scanning the label I’ll do the whole record. Hopefully it will add an even better feel for the music and the 7inch format itself. Schematix out of California with their only release. Great organ driven punk with a quite typical SO Cal sound to it. Fantastic looking sleeve and intellectual lyrics to boot.


They gigged frequently at smaller venues like Santa Cruz Art Center (where nearly 150 people showed up for their record-release party in 1981), at UCSC, and in San Francisco.” These where the days when you could get 150 people to a record release party. Think about it!


Released in January 1981 but stamped with 1980 on the sleeve.


Country: USA
Year: 1980
Label: Subliminal
Format: 7″
Jagged Edge.mp3
Second Story.mp3
Nothing Special.mp3

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19,170 Responses to Schematix – S/T E.P. 7″

  1. The Flakes // Drummer says:


  2. LustForDeath says:

    Very very good! Means great! I heard “second story” before,on one of the “Hyped to death” comp,but the whole record is great!

  3. SwePete says:


  4. johan says:

    I found this cute I don’t know why. I liked it.

  5. g-sus says:

    aye, this is good indeed. makes you cringe for the first couple of seconds but once it gets going it’s really cool. had the same experience when i first heard ‘the epoxies’ of recent fame, weird at first but………………………i fuckin love ’em now.

  6. Tom says:

    Decent. Still way better than Schematics from Texas.

  7. Penople says:

    amazing! every track ROCKS!!! thank you for this. NEVE heard of ’em before.

  8. Mr Thrills says:

    Good stuff.

  9. onychotillomaniac says:

    Great EP! And I love the new way you are presenting the vinyl!

  10. harris taback says:

    I was the drummer in the Schematix . Very glad to see that our songs are living on.

    • Lady Beltham says:

      Hey, we covered Nothing Special with our band Operation S from Paris France. We’d love to send you a copy of our album (out in 2004). Fucking awesome song !!!!!!

      • Harris Taback says:

        Wow. I just saw your reply after all these years. I hope this finds you well. I would love to hear your version.
        Best wishes,

  11. Frankie Wrath says:

    This is fucking amazing. I can’t stop listening to it. Thanks for posting it.

  12. brian says:

    this record is listed as a “mystery record” at website.

  13. elshano says:

    So glad to find the Schematix music getting some airplay. Marco (bass) was a very close, dear friend whom I knew from the days when we were poor kids living in the S.C. mountains. He died in the nineties, but I believe most of the band is still ‘around’.

    • Harris Taback says:

      Marco was amazing and it was a pleasure to play drums with his great bass work. Miss him.

      • elshano says:

        Harris, I have a seriously bad memory (BT), so I can’t immediately remember your name, but then I was on the move, in and out of Cruz/NorCal, during those years. Yes, bro’. I miss him, too …

  14. Donna says:

    I miss Marco. Donna

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