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CYANAMID- Stop the World 7"EP (Mutha Records, USA, 1984) & Bonus!

Cyanamid_frontCyanamid_backFeels good to be back again!

This is the 100th post and I thought this requires something special. CYANAMID were probably one of the most influential bands of the 80s – but nobody knows it. When I still was heavily into that “can’t get enuff of noise” mood, CYANAMID blew me away and definately wanted me to start my own thing. The kids sometimes forget that there were basically two paths leading to that “Grindcore” thing – one from the metal side and this was the other one.
Everything about this 7″ is the way it should be – the sound smokes, the songs are either outbursts of chaos and energy or then they come crawlin’ in a FLIPPERish way. “Stop the World”, the epic soundtrack of I-don’t-know-what, takes the cake lyrical-wise and is just a nice thing to listen to, hearing the singer giggle over pure enjoyment of his own improvisations. Just wonderful!

If I remember this correctly, 300 were made with sleeves and another 200 were without sleeve. The band was very friendly and used to send out lots of freebies and all when you’d write them. I think they never really could believe they were getting actual fanmail from Switzerland, haha.

I’m also throwing in the 2 tracks from “New Jersey’s got it?”, the mandatory HC comp from “Buy Our Records”.
Please – if anybody has CYANAMID’s “I Love NJ” Tape – I NEED THAT! Never found it in all those years.

“Stop the World”:
This is Hell.mp3
I hate Pigeons.mp3
I love P.B.J.S..mp3
Older People.mp3
In the Hole.mp3
Stop the World.mp3

Compilation Tracks:
N.J. is a Mall.mp3
Support.mp3

21 Comments

  1. ABSURD RECORDS

    Great to have these songs in good quality, my old tape is almost dead! Thanks Erich!

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    Posted on 03-Oct-06 at 04:32 | Permalink
  2. E.

    I knew you would appreciate it, Marcelo – if noone else!

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    Posted on 03-Oct-06 at 06:18 | Permalink
  3. Todd

    Great New Jersey band…Seen ’em a few times with A.O.D. and once with Bedlam. The garden states answer to Flipper with out a doubt.

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    Posted on 03-Oct-06 at 09:14 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    great!
    thanks,
    timmy

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    Posted on 03-Oct-06 at 10:33 | Permalink
  5. E.

    An ex-member talks about future CYANAMID release here:
    http://www.punkvinyl.com/2005/04/11/selections-from-the-punk-vault-cyanamid/

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    Posted on 04-Oct-06 at 00:13 | Permalink
  6. Anonymous

    Come on E. I want to hear F O G do a cyanamid song, I heard it was good. Chris A.

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    Posted on 19-Oct-06 at 17:04 | Permalink
  7. E.

    Hey Chris! The Fear Of God “cover” was just a bad improvisation, it’s no good at all. I think it appeared on the “Born blind” 7″ Bootleg with correct credits. If you want, I send you one for a Cyanamid tape …..

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    Posted on 22-Oct-06 at 23:27 | Permalink
  8. Anonymous

    THAT WOULD BE COOL. HOW CAN WE DO THIS WITHOUT THE WORLD GETTING OUR ADDRESS’S? Chris

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 18:25 | Permalink
  9. Anonymous

    E. the Support mp3 doesn’t work.

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 18:43 | Permalink
  10. Anonymous

    Is this at all related to The Happy Flowers? It sure sounds like it.

    Plus a cyanamid is a flower. And one song is called “I love PBJs”

    nuff said!

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    Posted on 02-Jul-07 at 20:19 | Permalink
  11. Matt

    Holy Female Bovine! I just ripped this EP myself. I was a buddy of Sparky and Dave, and my own bands played with them a bunch of times at Patrick’s and the Court Tavern. Hell, we all used to hang out at 322 in Westfield and I still have a bunch of tapes of me and a friend jamming with Sparky!! Kinda funny that you mention their influence on Grindcore… in their own time NOBODY KNEW WHAT TO CALL IT, and they were about as obscure as you could get!

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    Posted on 20-Oct-07 at 07:42 | Permalink
  12. silkfarm

    Wow…fantastic…this is really good.

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    Posted on 22-Sep-08 at 21:55 | Permalink
  13. Rusty James

    AWESOME! I am still looking for the Original 7″! By the way: The download for “Support” isn´t working!

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    Posted on 24-Mar-09 at 12:09 | Permalink
  14. Time for a repost, I guess.

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    Posted on 24-Mar-09 at 12:30 | Permalink
  15. gg allin

    wow i love grindcore so thanks. erich i would love to hear more of your band. post some more fog please?

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    Posted on 18-Sep-09 at 06:10 | Permalink
  16. Dude Manbro

    Thx for making my day. I haven’t heard Cyanamid in years!

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    Posted on 15-Dec-09 at 08:32 | Permalink
  17. rob

    hey , great blog,hey the i love njdemo is at this link
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YOB1U66A

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    Admin Reply:

    Sorry, but this is absolutely useless. Not even song titles, nothing.

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    Posted on 29-May-10 at 17:41 | Permalink
  18. rob

    heres the track list. for the demo

    tracks:
    1. In The Hole
    2. unknown title
    3. Old People
    4. NJ Is A Mall
    5. Stop The World
    6. Support / Our Way
    7. I Hate Pigeons
    8. This Is Hell / I Love PBJS
    9. unknown title
    10. Go To Work, Go To Sleep / unknown title

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    Admin Reply:

    that’s a great tracklist, hahaha.

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    Posted on 30-May-10 at 13:05 | Permalink
  19. Geo Purce

    I don’t know what to say, I have the 7 inch and it forever changed my life!

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    Posted on 21-May-11 at 05:21 | Permalink
  20. Chris Albert

    Cyanamid’s original studio recordings have been restored and remastered and is now available for digital download on CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes

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    Posted on 05-Aug-18 at 22:13 | Permalink
  21. We ( Cyanamid ) now have our complete remastered studio recordings on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes

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    Posted on 16-Feb-19 at 17:13 | Permalink

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