Checkered Future Flexi
Normally I wouldn't do a post of the same band twice, but for Reflex From Pain's Checkered Future Flexi I am going to make an exception for 3 reasons:
1. When a band has a singer different than one you're used to hearing (on this 1983 demo it's one of my all time favorite HC screamers Ray Cappo) it seems like a different band. For me the vocal is what gives a band most of its personality, especially when it's hardcore. This is probably why I feel a band isn't a band without H.R., Jello, etc.
2. It's a flexi. No one wants to get some crappy flexi out and put it on a turntable. You have to handle it like a used Kleenex so you don't mess it up. Even if you own this record you should have it in mp3 format.
3. CTHC rips.
The liner notes to this 7" state that the RFP on this recording is essentially the first lineup of Shelter (+ Tom Capone), and that it provides the missing link for the Reflex From Pain/Violent Children/76 % Uncertain/Shelter family. In fact you may recognize some of the songs as performed by these other bands. An interesting link demonstrating the inbreeding of these bands can be viewed here. It's odd to me that this was never pressed on regular vinyl since it rocks from beginning to end-
You're The Hate
Bury My Pride
B. S. Straight Edge
Knife In My Back
Rolling Rink Stud