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V/A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION- Comp. 7″EP (Touch & Go Records, USA, 1981)

processofe_front.jpgprocessofe_back.jpgHere’s some more mandatory HC for y’all: The legendary PROCESS OF ELIMINATION compilation from 1981. Three pressings exist. The main diferences between them (apart from diff. label adresses and inserts): First two have silver labels with big holes (first with red print, second with black; 500 made of each) and a third pressing had a small spindle hole and yellow labels.
As you can hear, this babe is very raw and primitive and very, very charming! Every song on this pearl sounds like it couldn’t be held back for only more second. All bands bursting out with power and passion! Meatmen and Violent Apathy never did much for me (except for the killer “La Bamba” cover of the latter on the band’s one and only 7″). McDonalds seemed to be more of a joke band, but I love the short “Miniature Golf” hymn so much. Same goes for Youth Patrol of whom we know little. Toxic Reasons deliver an early version of “Riot Squad” and if you’ve never been been in a full scale riot with that song in your head, you definitely missed something! The remaining big three are the Necros, Negative Approach and The Fix. The Fix blow everything through the roof with their brutal power! I didn’t include the latter two, because I think you should buy the two official re-releases from Touch & Go Records: The essential Negative Approach and the must-have The Fix anthologies! Buy them at once if you don’t have them!

NECROS: Bad Dream.mp3
MEATMEN: Meatmen Stomp.mp3
NEGATIVE APPROACH: Lost Cause.mp3
YOUTH PATROL: America’s Power.mp3
TOXIC REASONS: Riot Squad.mp3
VIOLENT APATHY: I can’t take it.mp3
McDONALDS: Miniature Golf.mp3
THE FIX: No Idols.mp3

19 Comments

  1. this baby shreds man!

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 13:13 | Permalink
  2. Admin

    You shred too man!

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 13:18 | Permalink
  3. Eddie

    You mentioned Violent Apathy never did much for you and I couldn’t get into their EP either but their demo is good and it was reissued on EP by Lost & Found records.
    The Process Of Elimination EP is OK and I wouldn’t put it up there with a lot of the classics from T&G records.

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 14:00 | Permalink
  4. sledge

    meatmen stomp isn’t working for me. could you please check it out?

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 16:49 | Permalink
  5. That Youth Patrol track is such a killer– and I think it’s actually a couple of Negative Approach guys. I know there’s no record, but does anyone know of a lost demo or anything else?

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 17:08 | Permalink
  6. Hey Erich– trying to email you through the address on the left, but it bounces back to me. Can you get in touch (uglyxpop at yahoo com) so I can send you some records?

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 18:21 | Permalink
  7. Mike

    The Meatmen link tries to save as html for me – not mp3. Am I alone on this?

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    Posted on 30-Aug-07 at 23:07 | Permalink
  8. Admin

    Meatmen link fixed!
    Simon – you’re right, this email adress doesn’t work, hahaha. Actually it should read: adminATgoodbadmusic.com!

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    Posted on 31-Aug-07 at 00:29 | Permalink
  9. This reminds me of seeing Toxic Reasons while in Zurich (with De Kift), in 1995. Were you at that show, Erich? They had to quit after 3 songs because the drummer got a heart attack or something.

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    Posted on 31-Aug-07 at 13:05 | Permalink
  10. Admin

    I don’t think I was there, Niels. I kinda stopped going to gigs in the late 80s because I got so fed up and all. Hmmm, no, I don’t think I saw TR live in the 90s. Where was the gig? De Kift was your band at the time? Did you know that the ex-BGK drummer Marcel lives in Zürich (I take pride in saying I played on his drum kit frequently, haha, when we shared the practice room with Fear Of God in 2003), as well as some guy of Morzelpronk?

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    Posted on 31-Aug-07 at 15:28 | Permalink
  11. Eddie

    I only got to see Toxic Reasons once in ’84 with Circle Jerks at the Olympic in L.A. and that was an awesome gig. Usually at the Olympic there would be three pits going on and during the Circle Jerks set all the pits combined into one huge swarming slam pit. I felt a sense of unity because no fights broke out. That might have been when the punk scene hit it’s peak cuz it didn’t get any better after that. It got worse with fucking gangs and skinheads.

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    Posted on 31-Aug-07 at 23:10 | Permalink
  12. I was a temporary member of De Kift back then (been a temporary member longer than I was a “regular” member!). There’s a whole Dutch punk colony in Zurich: Jeroen (ex-Frites Modern alter ego Frenz Fried & Frimo’s), Aad (ex-Zowiso, Morzelpronk), Rienk, as well as Marcel BGK. We had a great time, played Cafe Boy (now gone) and some pub that brewed their own “Vollmond” beer. I forgot where I saw TR. I also saw them back in ’84 in Am’dam, that was a great gig. First time I saw Pandemonium, too.

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    Posted on 01-Sep-07 at 00:38 | Permalink
  13. roman

    violent apathy must be the most boring us hardcore band ever. necros song is their best – so fast, tight and intense! their 2nd ep sounds really sloppy and weak when compared to this… i can`t understand it. did they reduce rehearsals between recording this and the ep?

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    Posted on 01-Sep-07 at 03:06 | Permalink
  14. Admin

    Yep, roman – I totally agree on Violent Apathy (never heard the demo though). Not o concerning the Necros: I can’t really hear so much difference between this song here and the ones on the 2nd 7″.

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    Posted on 01-Sep-07 at 03:23 | Permalink
  15. roman

    don`t know. maybe it`s the sound. i remember when my mate bought a bootleg necros discography lp like two years back (worst bootleg i`ve ever seen by the way – no cover, just xero a4 sheet. sounded shitty too) – that was the first time i`ve heard this song, and first thing that came to my mind was – “wow! this sounds much tighter, way more powerful than the ep” i still stick to that first impression… haven`t heard the ep tracks for quite some time though – maybe i should give it a few listens…

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    Posted on 01-Sep-07 at 03:43 | Permalink
  16. Eddie

    Violent Apathy’s demo is much better than the EP. Necros EP was a little overrated but I’m sure it sounded great in ’81. Never heard it back then but I did have their Conquest For Death LP and that’s still their best release in my opinion.

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    Posted on 01-Sep-07 at 12:27 | Permalink
  17. a classic compilation. First time I heard Negative Approach. “1-2-1-2-3-4!!!” Violent Apathy weren’t all that great although two later songs on one of the “Master Tapes” comps were decent–kind of in a mid-tempo Iron Cross-ish vein

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    Posted on 21-Jun-08 at 10:14 | Permalink
  18. THE Al? Al Quint? One of the heroes of my youth! Happy to see you here!

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    Posted on 21-Jun-08 at 10:30 | Permalink
  19. the same! I actually stumbled across this page when looking for an MP3 of that crazy McDonalds song… I’ll check more of this stuff out

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    Posted on 22-Jun-08 at 19:57 | Permalink

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