V/A – No Core Compilation Cassette

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When I heard this it reminded me exactly why I fell in love with hardcore. Every band has a sound of their own and they’re all at least good.

Colcor: May be the least interesting band on here but the drum intro to Nervous Wreck is priceless plus a couple of other tunes.

No Labels: They’re on the “Why are we here” compilation that have been posted here sometime ago. I’ve always thought that the “Why…” comp. original was released as this tape. No Labels are great in a small dose. Some standout tracks: Still The Same, I’m Tired, Missing The Point, Mental Pygmy and I Play Games.

No Rock Stars: My favourite band on here. Sounds VERY much like Minor Threat ala Out Of Step era. Just listen to Too Negative and Death. They also deliever the best track on here: Thrash. I whish they had more tracks by these guys instead of No Labels and Colcor. What happened to this great band after this?

Corrosion Of Conformity: I’ve never been a fan of C.O.C. so I wasn’t expecting too much here. But they clock in as second best only beaten by No Rock Stars(yes it’s a contest). Beats everything I’ve heard by C.O.C. so far and Citizen has to be their best track ever. If I have to complain about one thing then its that I would’ve loved to have the singing style of the song No Core and the sound of Citizen on every C.O.C. track. And yeah they’re doing a cover of the KBD classic Rather See You Dead by Legionaire’s Disease Band.

Country: USA
Year: 1982
Label: No Core
Format: Cassette
Side No
Colcor – Nervous Wreck.mp3
Colcor – Out Of Town.mp3
Colcor – No Work.mp3
Colcor – Long Fuse.mp3
Colcor – Foreign Language.mp3
Colcor – Darby’s Dead.mp3
Colcor – Kill Your Mother.mp3
No Labels – HarDCore.mp3
No Labels – Still The Same.mp3
No Labels – Get Away.mp3
No Labels – I’m Tired.mp3
No Labels – Lifeless Corpse.mp3
No Labels – Video Tapeworm.mp3
No Labels – Brainless Shit.mp3
No Labels – Missing The Point.mp3
No Labels – Human Device.mp3
No Labels – Klan Man.mp3
No Labels – Mental Pygmy.mp3
No Labels – LSD.mp3
No Labels – Disarm Or Die.mp3
No Labels – I Play Games.mp3
No Labels – Chance To Speak.mp3

Side Core
No Rock Stars – Dirt On My Face.mp3
No Rock Stars – Too Negative.mp3
No Rock Stars – Thrash.mp3
No Rock Stars – Death.mp3
No Rock Stars – I Hate School.mp3
No Rock Stars – Stop.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Skinny’s In.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Big Problem.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Citizen.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Rather See You Dead.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Sheltered Life.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Lifes Cycle.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Mad World.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Redneck.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Center Of The World.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Accepted Pariah.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Friend In D.C.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – College Town.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Social Disease.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – This Is Hardcore.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – Race Riot.mp3
Corrosion Of Conformity – No Core.mp3

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19,170 Responses to V/A – No Core Compilation Cassette

  1. ARGEE says:

    Damn…Thanx…You really can’t get this anywhere. Why do you think COC is the way they are now??? and why do they resist putting out the EYE for an Eye Lp? I mean it just’s so irratating they still print the shirts with the artwork, and nothing but goofballs familiar with the newer shit wear them????????????Thanx again

  2. B. Brown says:

    Amazing comp. On a somewhat related note (related to NC and the era), my buddy Stephen, who was in A Number Of Things, is re-releasing the FVK stuff.

  3. jj.n says:

    Thanks! I really love this blog!

    But when you put up so many songs, isnt it possible to put it all up in one zip-file?

  4. Pogel says:

    This was resissued recently on vinyl. I can’t find my copy at the moment. If I do I’ll provide more details. I got it from Bob at Sound Idea who has many excellent records.

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Hi Pogel!
    Apparently there’s a boot of this floating around:

  6. Stinky82 says:

    I have bootleg LP of this comp. It´s great. Especially C.O.C. with their raw and explosive session

  7. E. says:

    Brilliant post, Peter back at his roots. The bootleg LP has a very good sound and is a must have. Released in belgium, I think.

  8. Nah, my roots are country and western :).

  9. E. says:

    See – that’s what I meant! ;)

  10. ChRiS_ScUmmEttE says:




  12. Gretchen says:

    Thanks so much. I am thrilled to be getting this today!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. letch says:

    Thanks for posting this. I’m interested in No Labels because of the their amazing song “Ego” on the We Got Power – Party or Go Home compilation. A really advanced track with cool subject matter. I’m not really expecting anything else to be this good since my impression is that “Ego” was a later track. Thanks for the review, I’ll check out some of the songs mentioned above.

  14. Shady says:

    No Labels were always the best NC hardcore band.

  15. Money says:

    thanks a billion!!! Always wanted to hear C.O.C. with Benji Shelton

  16. RENZI says:

    fucking ripped ass comp

  17. Cassidy says:

    No Rock Stars songs are rad!! No Labels is cool as well. Great comp, thanks for posting

  18. rock n lol says:

    lovely post/rip. great comp.

    while looking up more on this i found a great rip of the bootleg lp


  19. Epic Warfare says:

    I still have my original copy. I sung back up on the NRS stuff. Tim Connors(bass) lives and still plays in Charlotte, Jon Mclain(drums) went onto play in Ugly Americans, Stillborn Christians, Piassco Trigger, Leadfoot,…Mike Hendrix plays in the Bellmount Playboys and the singer Mark Stowe was last heard living in Charlotte. The original drummer was Gil Rey..he also played in the Happy Eggs and later Game Theory.

  20. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks for some additional info Epic. Did you reflect at all how similar Minor Threat sounded just a year later?

    Ahh Stillborn Christians! Another great band.

  21. Epic Warfare says:

    ya know, I’m not sure I hear that much Minor Threat in NoRockStars and those guys weren’t that much into them anyways. All the NoCore bands were great..especially No Labels. If your interested…check this stuff out…

  22. retail unit says:

    just spent new year’s day morning blasting this having found it by chance. “Thrash” is fucking amazing, as is the guitar solo on “Redneck” ! Happy No Year for me!! Stunning!!!

  23. Plugdathug says:


  24. Jane Doe says:

    Could anyone hook me up with a good rip of the No Labels Jane Doe demo?

  25. elliott says:

    i love this! i love new c.o.c as well as old c.o.c. yeah i’m surprised that you didn’t put this in a .zip like i would have. a few months ago when i thought i couldn’t open .zip fies i would say thank you so much but now that i found out i can i will say great. mor work for me. are the c.o.c tracks from a demo or something? great comp. thanks peter.

  26. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    The reason why I didn’t and won’t put comp. tapes, LPs etc into .zip files is cause it fucks it up if people search for and just won’t to download separate tracks. Plus it wouldn’t work to use .zip files since this blog is listed as a podcast too.

  27. zach says:

    i saw the LP for sale but i didn’t know what it was at the time so i didn’t buy it. haven’t seen it since.

  28. elliott says:

    i get what you mean peter i was just wondering. great comp by the way.

  29. markos says:

    hi and Thanks for posting this , this blog is great!!

  30. Scott says:

    Is that actually Eric Eycke singing for Colcor on these tracks? If so, he sounds very different than he does on the C.O.C. stuff.

  31. tim f. says:

    Mark Stowe died yesterday, Fri. March 10 2012.

  32. gwen says:

    it was saturday the 10th.


  33. Ron Lacer says:

    I saw this tape at an indie record store up in Boston in 82 or 83 and picked it up on the strength of the burning confederate flag on the cover and the punk sounding band names and song titles. Totally blew me away and I listened to it a bunch. I agree No Rock Stars are the best of the 4. Should’ve been an ep. It would’ve been considered a classic today. Got to see COC at a small venue a year or two later. I think their 1st LP came out around then. I bought one of those skull t-shirts and wore it proudly for a while.

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