Saturday, December 26, 2015

VIOLATORS The No Future Years 1994

by request

There were 2 Punk bands called The Violators one from England who recorded 2 great 7"s for No Future records in the early 80's and one from New Jersey who released the classic NY Ripper / My Country 7" in 1980.
Violators were a punk rock band formed in Chapel-en-le-Frith, England in 1979 by vocalist Shaun 'Cess' Stiles and bassist John 'Matchi' Marchington (both formerly of The Dismal Sports). The band's line-up later added Helen Hill on vocals, Mark Coley on guitar, and Anthony 'Ajax' Hall on drums, as they were soon signed to Worcestershire label, No Future.
The band managed to create a fist-full of punk classics in their short career. Their first releases "Die with Dignity" and "Government Stinks" introduced their unique brand of punk to Britain's excluded youth.
April 17, 1982, saw the release of their first 7" single, "Gangland" – a six minute long punk anthem – made Violators stand out for challenging the conventional face of punk. It's pounding drum and bass rhythms, uncompromising powerchord guitar riff, and Cess' dark subterranean vocals caught the mainstream music press unaware, yet a concensus agreed that the band had real protential. Gary Bushell described their sound as "street-level Joy Division", and it don't get much better than that, does it? At the heart of the single's b-side, "The Fugitive", lies pycho killer lyrics and viciously sung female vocals.
With the release of the band's critically acclaimed and hugely popular second 7" single on December 4, 1982, "Summer of '81"/"Live Fast - Die Young", Violators looked set for great things. Sadly, however, it turned out to be their last studio session with the original line-up.
Vocalist Helen and guitarist Coley left a few weeks later to form the short-lived Taboo, and went on to record a three-track studio demo (these tracks appear on the 2005 compilation album, The No Future Years). Coley played bass on these tracks, leaving the guitar work to a session musican, which seems, at best, puzzling, and, at worst, a real missed opportunity. Coley's thundering guitar riffs during the No Future years are testament to that!
In 1983, the three remaining Violators – Shaun, Matchi (bass) and Ajax (drums) – together with new female vocalist Louise 'Lou' King, and new guitarist Andrew Hill (formerly of Skin Graft), released the band's third 7" single, "Life on the Red Line"/"Crassings of Sangara". When heard today, the two songs have the sound and feel of early Manchester indie music. More incredible, however, is that the single pre-dates that period by many years.
It was the last stand for Violators, though, as Shaun, Matchi and Lou went on to form Ice the Falling Rain, who released one further single, "Life illusion", for the No Future off-shoot label, Future, before also disbanding.
To this day, Violators and their story – one of massive potential and missed opportunity – is regarded as an emigma within the history of punk music. The nature and timing of Helen and Coley's departure was at a time when the band had finally begun to understand each other as musicians and were about to get into their creative stride as the band's popularity was spreading fast to every corner of Britain's punk community.
While they've given us some fine punk classics, you can't help but wonder of the legacy this great band may have left behind if they'd only got their shit sorted out!


1 Die With Dignity 3:13
2 Government Stinks 2:21
3 Pointless Slaughter 2:07
4 Gangland 5:48
5 Fugitive 4:26
6 Summer Of '81 3:25
7 Live Fast Die Young 3:07
8 Life On The Red Line 3:13
9 Crossings Of Sangsara 3:33
10 Affections (Taboo) 2:25
11 Slow Down (Taboo) 3:05
12 Young Blades (Taboo) 3:35
13 Revenge (Crossings Of Sangsara - Diff Mix) 3:30
14 Life On The Red Line (Diff Mix - Edited Version) 4:16

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


a little thrash, punk and some snotty vocals
The guitarist, Larry LaLonde is best known for his work with Les Claypool and Primus.


A1 Roll Of The Dice 3:08
A2 Freedom To Express 2:33
A3 I Don't Know 2:19
A4 Elsewhere 3:05
A5 American Dream 2:41
A6 Stop And Think 2:23
A7 Big Man 1:24
A8 Dreams 3:15
B1 Peer Pressure 3:06
B2 Friendly Environment 2:52
B3 Weapons Of War 2:27
B4 I'm Not Smiling 2:16
B5 Thoughts Of Smog And Slums 5:04
B6 The Forgotten War 1:57
B7 Ignorance To The Law Is No Excuse 2:23

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PLAID RETINA Mind Tracing The Going Down 1991

ripped at 320kbps from my own CD 


1 Cats And Dogs
2 Myopia
3 Contradiction
4 All Talk
5 Fiends In My Genes
6 Worthless
7 A Crooked Day
8 What Gives?
9 Scary Monsters
10 Mind Tracing The Going Down

DEMENTED ARE GO Who Put Grandma Under The Stairs? 1996

Welsh psychobilly


1 Love Seeps Like A Festering Sore
2 Zombie Stalk
3 Queen Of Disease
4 One Sharp Knife
5 Mongoloid
6 Where You Gonna Go
7 Call Of The Wired
8 Pervy In The Park
9 PVC Chair
10 Cast Iron Arm
11 Holy Hack Jack
12 Country Woman
13 Anal Wonderland
14 Clitoris Bite Boogie
15 Red River, Bloody Staircase
16 Brand New Corpse
17 Who Put Grandma Under The Stairs?
18 Be Bop A Lula
19 Human Slug
20 Nightlife
21 The Chase
22 Got Good Lovin'
23 House Of Blood
24 Satan's Rejects

Barefoot & Pregnant, An Arkansas Compilation 1997

Punk from around Van Buren, Arkansas


1 Captain Everything Hellcity
2 Punkinhead Yelloweyes
3 Mindrage (2) Destructive Patterns
4 Ashtray Babyheads Chesterfield
5 Bailey's The Jennifer Jason Leigh
6 Burned Up Bled Dry Grain Of Salt
7 Burned Up Bled Dry Razors
8 Elliot (16) The Narrowing List
9 Mistletones Lowlife
10 Nessie (6) Big Hairy Pie Ken
11 Total Knockouts Tomorrow Never Come
12 Rash Of Beatings Prodigy
13 Sickshine Threnogy
14 Corpsodomy Limbaugh Limbless
15 Captain Everything Trailer Park Funk

MAN SIZED ACTION Claustrophobia LP 1983

punk/post punk




A1 Pressure Relief
A2 Bubble Bursts
A3 Who's Kiddin' Who
A4 Don't Wanna
A5 Private Eye
B1 Self Respect
B2 My Life
B3 Looking At You
B4 Yea
B5 Claustrophobia

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SECOND TO NONE Defeat 2002


1 Victimized
2 Heartless
3 Everyone...But Yourself
4 My Choice
5 Without A Trace
6 How Ya Like Me Now
7 No One Wins
8 Takineverykrown
9 Defeat
10 Outro

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GaAsp Demo 2015

Portland hardcore/crust

Free download from their Bandcamp website.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Some local Pensacola hardcore with a nice nod to Minor Threat. Check it out!

Guitar and Vocals - Drew Coats
Drums - Brandon Ballard

Thanks to our parents for not killing us.
Thanks to Patrick Hutchinson of 'Company of Ghosts' for recording and mastering us.
Thanks to Miller Hawkins for the original album picture shot on 35mm film, as part of the #CANeraMan project.
Thanks to all of Pensacola and all of our followers for supporting our message, movement, and passion.

All songs written by Dicks From Mars (minus the covers)
All music was recorded LIVE with no midi, no over dubs, no corny effects, and no plastic bullshit to make us sound better or worse. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

GUDON 愚鈍 Discography 1992

From Hiroshima, Japan, Gudon (愚鈍) was active in the 1980's. Members went on to form Bastard. 


1 Stoic Violence
2 鉛の愛
3 Burst Your Head
4 Regret
5 オマエノコトナドシラン
6 Tit For Tat
7 Maniac Point
8 Outside Dream
9 Howling Hate
10 Dickeys
11 Bloody Sleeping
12 Power Of Dusk
13 Egger
14 Void
15 Hard On
16 Erebus
17 Fundamental Error
18 N.O.X.
19 Almighty Idoler
20 Haiboku

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


hardcore from Oakland
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