Thursday, July 31, 2008

TOOL Tool 72826 A.K.A. Satan demos 1991

This demo tape is the first release I know of to be put out by Tool. It was available only on cassette and was recorded to be shopped to the majors. It worked. This cassette is probably the rarest release by Tool. It's probably something you've never seen except on eBay. Enjoy!

Track list:

1. Cold and Ugly – 3:47
2. Hush – 2:38
3. Part of Me – 2:58
4. Crawl Away – 4:46
5. Sober – 4:30
6. Jerk-Off – 3:57

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

MIND OVER MATTER Automanipulation 1995

Featuring members of Milhouse and Error Type 11, this was Mind Over Matter's second and final full length release. This is by far my most favourite hardcore release. I used to play this in the record store where I worked and drive out the Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey fans. This unwashed knuckledragger guy used to come in all the time and make disparaging remarks about everything I played because he hated my music and he particularly hated this band, so I made sure to put it on every time he came in. Needless to say, he wasn't a fan of NYHC (New York Hardcore).
After Mind Over Matter broke up, George became the vocalist in the band Day In The Life, who had one release on TVT Records and never got the recognition they deserved, much in the same way as Mind Over Matter.
Mind Over Matter is playing some reunion shows. Wish I could be there.

Tyranny of Normalcy

Sunday, July 27, 2008

LAB REPORT Excision 1997

excision (n.)

1.the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

2.the act of banishing a member of the Church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the Church; cutting a person off from a religious society

3.surgical removal of a body part or tissue

4.the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage

[Origin: 1480–90; < L excīsiōn- (s. of excīsiō) a cutting out. ]

Artwork by Matthew Schultz, one of 2 remaining members of the band. Some of past contributors have included Genesis P Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Lydia Lunch. Excision should be played when you're feeling a bit evil and creepy. Sleep with the lights on and one eye open.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

COMPLETE STAX SINGLES 1959-1968 26 Track Sampler 1991

It was probably about 10 years ago that I found this promo sampler CD in some dusty pawn shop. I couldn't afford to buy the Stax Singles box set, so finding this was a thrill. Since that time, I've never seen another copy of this floating around. There are some real doozies on here, from The Mar-Keys, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor and Mable John to Sam & Dave, Otis Redding and Eddie Floyd. The front of the promo CD reads, "This promotional sampler is culled from "THE COMPLETE STAX VOLT SINGLES: 1959-1968," a nine-CD, 244-track boxed set. The collection contains all of the single a-sides released by the Stax and Volt labels between 1948 and 1968 as well as some of the most significant b-sides. "THE COMPLETE STAX VOLT SINGLES: 1959-1968" was digitally remastered from the original mono masters by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch."

Walking The Dog

TAR Roundhouse/Handsome 1989

1990 release by Amphetamine Reptile Records artist Tar. This release also includes the Handsome EP.

Les Paul Worries

Friday, July 18, 2008

CHROME No Humans Allowed 1982

Long time ago, back when Chrome was worth a damn, Helios Creed and Damon Edge recorded several tracks that ended up as the No Humans Allowed release on Dossier Records, Germany. The tracks Danger Zone and In A Dream come from the Inworlds 12", Informations from side two of the New Age 7", and all of the Read Only Memory EP. The Manifestation is an unreleased track. (info obtained from the official Chrome website).

The Danger Zone

1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d5 4s1

BAUHAUS Bela Lugosi's Dead EP 1979

The original vinyl release of Bela Lugosi's Dead was available on Small Wonder Records. The two tracks are the title track and Boys.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Quit "Earlier Thoughts" 1996

This Miami band released their only CD back in 1996 on the Rojo Label. In the style of earlier Green Day and Dag Nasty, this band put together some of the tightest and catchiest pop punk tunes that just stick in your head.

Earlier Thoughts

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New York Thrash - Various Artists 1982

Original liner notes by Tim Sommers from the ROIR cassette only release:

"What you hear on this cassette documents the change that came about that shook the ossified New York scene to its very foundation. By 1981 New York had developed one of the best REAL punk scenes in the whole country - and hopefully this tape can finally prove it to those who weren't here to see it and still won't believe it. New York Punk/Hardcore was honest, truly unique - and it fucking kicked, kicked down the doors and the discos and the trendies - and it was real in a way that will never, never tarnish."

Recorded in concert in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 31, 1981. This is the original cassette version with 22 tracks. The CD re-release has 2 bonus tracks.

New York Thrash was later released on CD by ROIR, a punk label that originally only released cassettes.

Loud fast rules!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Secret Chiefs 3 "Path of Most Resistance" 2007

When I first heard this, I was blown away by it. Path of Most Resistance is a conglomeration of Middle Eastern instruments and modern guitar. It is non-predictable, a trait of Secret Chiefs 3 and Mike Patton which I admire. The Middle Eastern musical influence heard on this is captivating. This is by far my favourite release by the band.

Squeeze Me Macaroni

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pisschrist "Nothing Has Changed" 2006

This is insane thrash hardcore from Melbourne, Australia. I love it but it makes my ears ring! Pisschrïst says that their influences are Totalitär , Anti Cimex, Shitlickers, Crude SS, Avskum, Gloom, Confuse, Gauze, GISM, Mob 47, Moderat Lividation, and DISCHARGE. Right now they are brutalising western Europe on tour. Play this and Pisschrïst off your neighbours, your parents and perhaps your entire city.

Watch this first:

In Your Face!


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