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5051- s/t 7"EP (Bias Music, USA, 1982)

Another one I’ve never really cared to get, until I bought it last week for 8$.
5051 is one of the obscurer ’82 bands, though popular among collector scum. I don’t really know much to say about 5051, other than they were from San Diego and rumor has it there’s an unreleased LP in the closet.

What I love about this one is the gloomy Posh Boy sound, the forceful production and the double guitar bits. And the drums sound, like drums should sound! “disciple” is the weakest of the bunch, but even there, the guitar lines help it rom being utterly dispensable. And yes, the singer, sounds pre-pubertarian, but on the other hand, this adds to the charme.
Very desperate overall feeling, methinks, and well worth every bit of hype it can get.

El Salvador.mp3
Target of Insanity.mp3
Too late.mp3


  1. Anonymous

    thanks for posting this. when i bought my copy of this many years ago, it had “too late” and “disciple” on both sides.


    Posted on 10-Jan-07 at 13:28 | Permalink
  2. Leffe

    This record was my 1st post on 7inchpunk months ago! A great one!
    Here’s a link for more info:


    Posted on 10-Jan-07 at 13:56 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous

    compare your rip to this one. just did it myself. man i LOVE this blog!


    Posted on 10-Jan-07 at 13:59 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    this is the next This is such a great blog. Great post by the way. 5051 is such a great band.


    Posted on 10-Jan-07 at 18:26 | Permalink
  5. Anonymous

    no this is way better than 7inchpunkk. it’s not for the kids and it doesn’t give a shit about what others think posting a lot more variety without posting bullshit. and the quality of both writing and rips is TOP!
    Thanks for this!! More Japcore would be great.


    Posted on 11-Jan-07 at 00:20 | Permalink
  6. Slobodan Burgher

    i agree: better than 7inchpunk! i also agree: japcore! (“i’m turning japanese”)


    Posted on 11-Jan-07 at 02:49 | Permalink
  7. Dave

    I finally tracked down a copy of this single but it cost me a bit more than $8 unfortunately. I really love this ep for the exact reason you stated Erich…”the gloomy Posh Boy sound, the forceful production”. Thanks to your excellent rips I won’t have to wear this one out on the turntable…Dave


    Posted on 06-Mar-09 at 06:29 | Permalink
  8. This is a great record,if you want to hear two unreleased tracks,Dave Klowden posted them over at the Che Underground. Thats where us fossils who still remember him being called GI trade insults and try and remember what the fuck happened 30 years ago.He is in a new band called the Fairmounts.thanks for the rip.


    Posted on 01-Oct-10 at 02:44 | Permalink
  9. I did the lettering of the band name from the front cover by the way.I think I drew them for a flyer and then the band cut and pasted it for the record.I used to hang out with these guys a lot after school in 81/82.I saw Dave last week,might go see him play this weekend.Listening to ‘all by myself’ right now.killer echo on that track,shoulda put that in place of disciple on the record.


    Posted on 01-Oct-10 at 02:54 | Permalink
  10. johnny fast

    Goddamn I love this record! Would love a copy if anyone has one to sell! For a less exuberant price than the solitary copy on discogs!


    Posted on 30-Apr-14 at 12:28 | Permalink
  11. david klowden

    The prebuscent voice on this record was me. I was 15, so I was in fact just barely post-pubescent. There were only 2 additional tracks recorded that didn’t make the LP: “Pressure” and “All By Myself”—I like these more than the other stuff on the EP, actually. You can hear them at where you’ll also find the story of the band written by me.


    Posted on 04-Apr-18 at 21:42 | Permalink

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