October 20, 2017

VA - KILLED BY CANADA 2XCD (2006)

Another killer comp by Fans Of Bad Productions. In fact, it's the last one they put out, but it's a doozie. Something for everyone here, hosers. 


October 13, 2017

SECRET V's - S/T EP (1980)

Catchy Vancouver power pop that wouldn't have sounded out of place on a bill with the Pointed Sticks or Modernettes. They put out another 12" EP the same year that featured the track "Waiting For The Drugs To Take Hold", which was recently included in the Georgia Straight's Top 50 list of best songs to come out of Vancouver. This 12" was released on Friends Records, the same label that put out D.O.A.'s first two LPs, "Incorrect Thoughts", "Vancouver Independence" and Randy Rampage's solo EP. After the Secret V's disbanded, their bass player went on to have a career in rockabilly as Ray Condo.  
1. Modern Boy
2. Coffee Girl
3. Empty
4. She Only
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October 8, 2017

THE GLORY STOMPERS - S/T 2xEP (1993)

Debut double 7" from this long defunct Edmonton pogo punk outfit. They released another 7" and an LP before trimming down to a 3 piece and becoming a straight up Oi band. Singer Greg later moved to Vancouver and kept the street punk sound in his later projects (Subway Thugs, The Lancasters, Alternate Action and currently Bishops Green).
1. Society
2. I Dunno What
3. Greedy Fortune
4. Waste
5. Visual Discrimination
6. Go Away
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October 1, 2017

PROXY - Muerte Aguarda tape (2015)

Montreal Motörpunk that featured members of Inepsy and Truncheons. Only 74 copies of this tape were made for their 2015 Mexico tour and included their three 7" singles as well as some unreleased songs. Even though it's listed, 'Fountain Of Youth' is not actually on this tape if anyone cares. 
1. Death Awaits
2. Times Up
3. Downtown Drunk Tank
4. Parasites
5. Police Car
6. Slow Suicide
7. Lawless
8. Fine Wine
9. Undone
10. Skeleton Eyes
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September 24, 2017

VA - GO! 47 CANADIAN HC BANDS CD (1997)


This compilation is kinda like the sequel to "Fuck The Commonwealth" as it features a lot of the same bands from that record. One of my personal favourites on here is the Blundermen's killer cover of the 4 Skins' "Chaos". How come no one puts out comps like these anymore?


September 17, 2017

HIGH CIRCLE - 6 Track EP (1985)

Like Chain Reaction, I discovered this Italian band from the 'Love/Hate' compilation. I found a copy of the third pressing for a decent price even though it's long out of print. With all the reissues coming out in recent years I'm surprised no one's re-released it. They also put out two more albums with a different singer and a bit more of a post hardcore kinda sound.
1. Rabbia
2. High Circle
3. Aiuta La Tua Scena
4. Lucida Follia
5. Skate Ride
6. Troppe Scelte
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September 11, 2017

SS DECONTROL - The Kids Will Have Their Say LP (1982)

I think it's safe to say this record needs no introduction. Yeah it's appeared on a thousand other blogs, but I thought I'd post it because who knows if and when this will ever be reissued. Ripped from the 2015 Mexican fanclub (bootleg) edition.

September 6, 2017

BLACK MARKET FRUITS - Demos (1995-96)

HUGE thanks to Chris Iller who ran Canadian punk/HC label Fans Of Bad Productions for sending me these long lost demos last week. It was through compilations he put out back in the 90's like "Fuck The Commonwealth" where I first heard this Victoria band. I've always wanted to hear more from them and for years I searched online to no avail. Although it's a shame the Fruits never had a proper release at least they left behind these recordings. It only took me two decades to finally hear them but hey, better late than never eh?
September 1995
1. When A Fascist Dies - Celebrate
2. Exploiter
3. Indigenous
4. Lifer / Element
5. Die Nazi Die
6. Dischord
7. Officer Down
8. Flowin' For The Masses
9. Reservation
10. So Called Hero
11. Metal
12. New One
13. Zero
14. Mambo Kisses Freakshow

March 1996
15. Lifer / Element
16. Carrio
17. Officer Down
18. Exploiter
19. When A Fascist Dies - Celebrate
20. Die Nazi Die
21. People's Justice
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September 2, 2017

THE OATH / TOTAL FURY - Split EP (2002)

Out of all the split 7"s Total Fury have been on, this one here is by far the best. I say that because I think it's the closest they've come to matching the intensity of their classic "13 Songs" record. The Oath side is nothing to sneeze at either.
1. THE OATH - I've Been Trying To Fuck Up My Life For Years
2. THE OATH - Say It Like A Sellout
3. THE OATH - Shores Of Beirut
4. THE OATH - All Signs Point To
5. THE OATH - Street Smart (Total Fury)
6. TOTAL FURY - No Choice
7. TOTAL FURY - In My Hands
8. TOTAL FURY - Your Specification
9. TOTAL FURY - Clever Song
10. TOTAL FURY - If You Feel Like An Enemy Come Follow Me (The Oath)
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August 23, 2017

DISSENT - Attention... It's The End EP (2005)

Final release by this local NYHC-influenced band whose members have played in many other groups in Vancouver over the years. I know I saw these guys at least once back in the day but I'd never actually heard any of their recorded output until I recently bought this 7". They at least put out two other EP's and appeared on some comps during their 1995-2005 existence.
1. System Downfall/Not On My Watch
2. Memorial
3. Violent Protest
4. Blood Alley
5. Ain't No Way!
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August 16, 2017

VA - Adult Crash 2 EP (2015)

Single-sided 7" that came with the photo book of the same name. Here you get four new school HC/punk bands covering four old school HC/punk bands. 
1. VIOLENT REACTION - Victim In Pain (Agnostic Front)
2. BARGE - Stabbed In The Back (Youth Of Today)
3. NIGHT BIRDS - Haunted Town (Effigies)
4. GOVERNMENT WARNING - Deny Everything (Circle Jerks)
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August 10, 2017

HIT ME BACK! - 8 Positive Tunes To Shake Yer Bon-Bon To EP (2003)

Goofball fastcore (or is it thrashcore?) from Los Angeles. They put out a bunch of records and splits throughout the last decade but this 7" is the only one I own because 'Record Nerds' is my jam!


1. Roosevelt Park
2. Shut The Fuck Up
3. Not Too Young To Know
4. Consume Vinyl
5. Record Nerds
6. Born To Suffer
7. To The Extreme
8. When I Was Younger I...
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August 4, 2017

DEVOUR - Insect Circuitry EP (2010)

Been meaning to post this 7" for about 5 years now but kept getting sidetracked with other stuff. These guys were from Raleigh, North Carolina and must have grown up listening to hometown heroes C.O.C. because they do remind me of them (their early stuff anyways). Members also played in Cross Laws and Logic Problem. Their only other release was a S/T 12" MLP on Sorry State records that came out in 2008.
1. Aranea Codec
2. Canus Operandi
3. Laugh Track
4. Living Scraps
5. Green Sperm
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July 28, 2017

VA - Vancouver Evolution EP (20??)

Bootleg 7" comp of some of the earliest bands in the Vancouver punk scene. These recordings from 1977-79 were never released until the 1991 Zulu Records double CD "Last Call: Vancouver Independent Music 1977-1988". Although these four bands were short lived, key members would soon go on to form D.O.A., Subhumans and the Pointed Sticks to name a few. Supreme Echo Records is currently working on a Stiffs 7" EP that I think will be out later this year or next. 
1. THE FURIES - What Do You Want Me To Be
2. THE SKULLS - Fucked Up Baby
3. THE STIFFS - Fuck You
4. VICTORIAN PORK - I Don't Give A Shit
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July 21, 2017

AFTER THE BOMBS - Complete Discography tape (2016)

Continuing on with Canadian content month, here's some wicked female-fronted metal crust from Montreal. Well, not some but all as this tape compiles everything they put out(hence the title). Singer Janick Varning is currently fronting Parasytes, go check that shit out.



July 16, 2017

TERMINAL STATE - Sick EP (2007)

Toronto's been cranking out heaps of great HC bands for years now and these guys were no exception. I know at least one dude from Terminal State later played two other killer T-dot bands, School Jerks and Kremlin. They also have another 7" available as well as a 12"EP and a demo. There's mention on the Deranged Records site about a CD discography in the works, but that was from 2007 so I'm going to assume it's either taking a realllly long time to for it come out or it was scrapped altogether.

1. Sick
2. Disease
3. Wake Up
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July 6, 2017

GET LOOSE CREW - S/T MLP (1988)

Since Canada just turned the big 150, I thought I'd change things up and post this nation's first rap record. Although technically I think the first Canadian hip hop release was the 1987 compilation "Break'n Out" that was produced by KRS-One and Scott La Rock of BDP. Still, I gotta wonder what took so long for something to come out here especially considering how geographically close Toronto was to NYC. 
1. Get Loose Crew
2. Get Loose Crew (Instrumental)
3. Rap Vigilante 
4. Rap Vigilante (Instrumental)
5. Wannabe 
6. Wannabe (Instrumental)
7. Protocol Of Rap 
8. Protocol Of Rap (Instrumental)
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July 1, 2017

MENTAL RESCUE - Straightjacket tape (2009)

Debut release by what I'm assuming is a studio side project featuring Chany from Inepsy on vocals and Jo Galipeau from Germ Attak playing all the instruments. This sounds nothing those aforementioned bands, instead what you get here is short fast HC that almost sounds like it was written on the spot. They also released a couple of 7"s, (one of them limited to a whopping 23 copies) that can be heard here. 

1. Death To The Fucking Human Race
2. Kamikaze Mission
3. Shit Kids
4. Mutant Shit
5. Scapegoat
6. Yankees Out
7. Cult Of The Leader
8. Pseudo Rebel
9. Instru Mental
10. Police Agression
11. Lock Me Up
12. Endless Routine
13. Cold Day In Hell When I Surrender
14. Instru Mental Part 2
15. Vandalism
16. Straightjacket
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June 23, 2017

CHAIN REACTION - Gabbie EP (1985)

When I was in Rome back in 2012, I bought a double CD comp called Love/Hate that turned me on so many wicked bands like these guys here. Chain Reaction only put out this one 7", but man it's a scorcher. I ripped it from their 2011 LP, "Rottura Totale", which includes a remixed / remastered version of 'Gabbie' plus a couple of low quality live tracks from '83 and some 2010 recordings from a reunited lineup. I didn't bother adding those because they lack the fury and intensity of that original EP. 
1. Cages
2. Bloody Ways
3. No Way Out
4. Run
5. Your Bloody War
6. Personal Autodistruzione
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June 11, 2017

THE JURY - S/T EP (2008)

Just over a year ago I posted this Albany band's split 7" with Total Fury. Shortly after that I found this record for a few bucks at Hits And Misses(RIP). If y'all dug them on that split, no reason you won't dig this one as well.


June 2, 2017

BIRTH DEFORMITIES - Suburbanized MLP (2012)

Short lived band from Chicago that featured members of Cülo and Gas Rag. That should be enough credentials for you right there. Their only other release was a demo that's mostly earlier versions of songs off this 10".
1. I Messed Up
2. Failed At Life
3. Suburbanized
4. Nobody Likes Me
5. You Can't Catch Me
6. Mentally Damaged
7. Don't Set Me Off
8. Marital Abuse
9. My Walls
10. Feel Like Shit
11. Hate Group
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May 25, 2017

SCHOOL JERKS - Decline EP (2009)

Also known as the "PPDSCEMFOBBT" EP. School Jerks were one of my favourite Toronto bands, made up of former and future members of Terminal State, Kremlin, and Reprobates to name a few. 
1. Decline
2. Rent Boy
3. Street Talk
4. Guestlist
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May 16, 2017

May 4, 2017

VAURIO - Sortoa Ja Vainoa EP (2007)

Like Lama, here's another Finnish band who's album I posted last year and have been meaning to follow up on. This was their first recording from 1983 originally intended to be released on Propaganda Records in '84. For some reason it never happened, although two of the songs appeared on the "Finnish Spunk/Hard Beat" comp that year and the whole session ended up as bonus tracks on the 1996 CD reissue of "Propaganda - Hardcore 83". It wasn't until 10 years ago that Feral Ward reissued the 7" the way it was originally intended.
1. Jeesus On Herra
2. Jäähyväiset Maailmalle
3. Nuoruus On Haihtuvaa
4. Kunnian Kentät
5. Ajattele
6. Sortoa Ja Vainoa
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