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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Subs


This is a nice easy post since all I can really tell you is that this band was from Scotland and this is the only thing they ever put out that I know of. It was released in 1978 and both sides are winners. The A side is also available on a Stiff Rarities compilation and probably on some other similar reissues. The only other information I dug up was a website claiming that this band contains a future bass player for Simple Minds. Here's the 7"-
Gimme Your Heart
Party Clothes

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sideshow


This Nebraska band played music in the posthardcore/emo-ish vein (for lack of a better term) during the early nineties. If you like this kind of stuff (I do) they were one of the best at it, and one of the most underrated. I believe they released 2 7"s, an EP, and two albums (1993's Eggplants & Sunspots and 1995's Lip Read Confusion). They have been an on again off again band ever since, and I'm unsure of what their current status is. Bass player/vocalist Bernie McGinn runs Caulfield Records which released most of the Sideshow recordings and the Daily Nebraskan recently ran an article featuring information about his label. My apologies for not crediting the photo, I can't remember where I got it from.

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Mob


The Mob were NYHC from the early days. They originally released two 7"s, 1982's Upset The System and 1983's Step Forward, as well as a full length LP entitled We Come To Crush. It's all good stuff, but unfortunately it's not very easy to track down. They also have some compilation tracks but I think they were available on the previous offerings. I bought the first 2 45s out of a bargain bin for fifty cents apiece @1985, and this would be a great collector's story if I left out the part about selling them a year later for a couple of bucks. More recently available is The Truth Over The Airwaves, a CD with 20 tracks recorded live at a radio station. I haven't heard this record, in fact I just found out about it, so I can't tell you much about it- I assume it rocks. Step Forward is a more diverse early recording, but i've always liked the staccato hardcore of Upset The System-

tracks removed to free up space. check out www.7inchpunk.com for this 7".

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Killroy


Killroy was a band from Hollywood, California who released a 7" and a 12". The 12" was released in 1985 on Upstart records who also released Circle One's Patterns of Force. I know nothing about this record since i've never seen nor heard it. The 7" came out in 1983 on Ghettoway/Mystic and is one of the better releases from this hit and miss label and the production isn't bad compared with other Mystic recordings. Although every song is essentially about Vietnam or beer, it's still a catchy punk record that's worth a listen. Here it is-
99 Bottles
D-Generation
66 Big Buildup
Gas Mask
West End Kids
Update: I'm told that they are from the San Fernando Valley and also have a demo floating around, and the 12" gets a good review.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

7 Seconds


Where to start with a band that has experienced the longevity that 7 Seconds has without making this post way too lengthy? Everyone probably already knows that the first 2 7"s, The Crew, Walk Together Rock Together, and New Wind (in my opinion) are all awesome. There was that period (Soulforce Revolution, Praise, Ourselves) that represented a real misstep towards a U2ish college rock thing that I didn't really care for (although I haven't heard these records in a long time). The early 90s saw them return to their original sound and their new album will definitely please the old school fans (yes, they have a new album). All of the above is readily available as far as I know so i'll try to post something that isn't-
The 1980 7" was released with a fanzine in the early 90s and features songs from 1980, some without Kevin Seconds on vocals. It never seems to appear in band discographies so i'm not sure if they approved of its release or not-
Wartime
A & A In The USA
No 1990

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Really Red


I think I've seen a few posts about Really Red, but I guess you're just going to have to sit through another one aren't you? They were a great Texas punk band from the early eighties that released 2 LPs and three 7"s (and one unreleased (?) 7", but we'll get to that). The only record currently in print is Teaching You The Fear through Empty Records. Your next option is to track down the discography CD from the Angry Neighbor label out of Houston that collects part of the Modern Needs 7", The entire Teaching LP, part of (which drives me nuts) the Rest In Pain LP, and all of the New Strings For Old Puppets EP. I believe only 1000 copies of this CD were pressed in the early 90s, but there's a seller on Ebay who always seems to have a mint copy up for sale for @$10-15 still in the shrink wrap. The Despise Moral Majority 7" is a live single with songs that appear on Teaching You The Fear so unless you're a hardcore collector type, I wouldn't pay the $$ for this. That leaves the Crowd Control/Corporate Settings 7", their first recording on their own CIA label. The story I've heard is that they pressed around 250 copies and they just kind of sat around in someone's house until they sold them out of a band member's record store. This single was made more widely available in the mid nineties (?) on the Deep In The Throat Of Texas compilation (2000 pressed). Here's the first 7"-
Crowd Control
Corporate Settings

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Upright Citizens


Upright Citizens were a German band that released 3 records (Bombs of Peace in 1982, Make the Future Mine and Yours in 1983, and Faces and Views in 1985) before compiling some of this material on their Better Youth Organization release Open Eyes, Open Ears, Brains To Think, & a Mouth To Speak. Most of the material was rerecorded for the '85 BYO LP but I'm not sure how different they sound, since I've never heard (or seen for that matter) these previous records. They rounded out the eighties with another LP (Kiss Me Now) and a 7" (Farewell). They may have released an album in the 90's entitled Colour Your Life (I assume it's the same band). I don't have much in the way of biographical information, so hopefully someone else can share some. Maybe they're more well known in their home country. Here's some tracks from their awesome BYO record.....

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