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DISCHARGE- Live in Nottingham 7″EP Bootleg (no label, UK, 1987)

I heard the call for “more Hardcore” and the “D-Beat Hypothesis” by Stuart (check the comments section in the last post).
DISCHARGE
were noise not music, a wise man once said – and that’s what we learn from this bootleg. Good Hardcore always sounds like “noise” to the innocent ear. Bands like DISCHARGE deflorated my ears back in the old days and however despictable the later “crust scene” has gotten, records like “Why” or “Hear nothing” are so massively brutal, it still scares me. What was wrong with these guys? That’s why they fell down  deep and deeper with every release following the first LP: They probably couldn’t take the inferno they had unchained anymore. Would that surprise you?

This bootleg was released by a member of a popular UK HC band ca. twenty years ago. As far as I remember, he had recorded the gig himself back in ’83 and wanted to commemorate DISCHARGE with the release of this bootleg. I still have some extra copies of this limited edition release somewhere but I can’t find them at the moment.

“And children?” – “And children.”

Side A.mp3
Side B.mp3

41 Comments

  1. What's the truth?

    Good stuff as always, Erich. This appears to be Discharge at their peak.

    I never thought I’d hear the terms “phenomenological” and “hardcore” together, but I think you may be right! I wonder how many others will get this…

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    Posted on 16-Nov-08 at 16:59 | Permalink
  2. markus

    bad quality but thanks. never seen this boot before.

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    Posted on 16-Nov-08 at 17:36 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous

    Hell yeah!!!

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    Posted on 16-Nov-08 at 18:10 | Permalink
  4. Sean

    By “popular UK HC” I’m gonna guess Jim Whitely first, or Stu/Revoltation next.

    I liked hearing this last year, and the mystique of an “url song”.

    While a good, solid, and ENTERTAINING band they were, I refuse to see the godlike status accredited to them.

    And please Erich, please please please don’t tell me there’s something wrong with me for feeling that!

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 04:56 | Permalink
  5. @ What’s the Truth: I dunno, I like to think there are some brainies other than you commenting on the blog 😉

    No, Sean, it wasn’t the usual suspect this time …. And sorry, but there IS something wrong with you not falling onto your knees before DISCHARGE, haha.

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 05:16 | Permalink
  6. -‘-Spiderman-‘-

    Why do you think this sounds bad Markus? It has a perfect sound to my ears. Raw and noisy. Do you have the rest of the recording? Would love to hear the entire set.

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 07:58 | Permalink
  7. f.m.l.

    It took me some time to get into Discharge – but it took me some time to get into Husserl, too. So what?

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 13:31 | Permalink
  8. What's the Truth?

    Erich, I’m no brainie, I’m just good at pretending, but I would also like to think there are other theory-inclined “good bad music” fanatics here, and elsewhere, too…Generally, where I live, no one listens to Raw Power and Exodus or reads Foucault, so I’ve got two strikes against me!

    Also, I think Kuolema might be another “phenomenological hardcore” band…

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 14:21 | Permalink
  9. Well, I guess there are not too many Foucault reading Exodus fans out there 😉 Not even in NYC (where I think you live, right?).
    Kuolema – yeah, that’s an idea …..

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 14:30 | Permalink
  10. SwePete

    Dis-course this!!! Timeless!

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 17:25 | Permalink
  11. Jay Thurston

    This is incredible! Thanks. Discharge still makes my skin crawl. 🙂

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    Posted on 17-Nov-08 at 20:15 | Permalink
  12. Sean

    Lost emails = link-dump for you…

    New gore 2xlp retrospective: on southern lord (3 parts)

    http://rapidshare.com/files/159185078/Gore-Hart_Gore_Plus_Mean_Mans_Dream-_Remastered_-2CD-2008-FNT.part1.rar.html

    [http://rapidshare.com/files/159185104/Gore-Hart_Gore_Plus_Mean_Mans_Dream-_Remastered_-2CD-2008-FNT.part2.rar.html

    http://rapidshare.com/files/159184737/Gore-Hart_Gore_Plus_Mean_Mans_Dream-_Remastered_-2CD-2008-FNT.part3.rar.html

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 01:34 | Permalink
  13. Thanks Sean, but what exactly have GORE re-releases got to do with DISCHARGE? Plus I don’t think it’s fair to share recent releases in their full, especially not when it’s a band you respect (can’t respect the label there, can you, haha).

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 02:19 | Permalink
  14. Maikoholic

    Nice – as a curiosity.

    “PS: If you have subscribed to Goodbadmusic, you will from now on receive a notification email as soon as a new blog posting has been published.”

    Uh? I don’t recall receiving an e-mail. But i remember subscribing a long time ago.

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 13:07 | Permalink
  15. What's the Truth?

    Erich: Yes, you are right, I live in NYC. The closest thing I’ve encountered here was a professor of mine who teaches Ranciere and has tattoos left from his days as a member of the Boston Hardcore scene in the 80s.

    As per SwePete, why not a Foucault-inspired D-Beat outfit called Discourse?

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 14:27 | Permalink
  16. SwePete

    @ WTT. I have thought about that, some years ago but Erich was not amused. He is the Boss Man you know. So I let that thing pass. I can´t make it happen anyway, because I don´t know any D-Beat drummers.
    Go for it!

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 15:18 | Permalink
  17. Man, I’d love to be in a band called Discourse 😀

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:05 | Permalink
  18. Sean

    Oh I just saw these on another board and I knew you really liked Gore is all! 🙂

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:09 | Permalink
  19. SwePete

    You were not so keen then. But think about it…. All the groupies, leather couches, malt whiskey and pipe smoking!!!!!! Peter Pop can maybe be persuaded to do the special beat.

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:15 | Permalink
  20. We must talk about this in depth as soon as I’m in Sweden (which will be happening soon, I hope). Hope you have some drinks ready in your Ikea home-bar 😉

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:20 | Permalink
  21. SwePete

    This is the line-up with Pooch on guitar. I saw this line-up live in Sweden. Worked well I must say. The thing that struck me most was Gary´s drumming and Rainy´s bass playing. So effortless and effective! Pooch was a social lad with a thing for Black Sabbath. I wonder what he and Gary is doing today?

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:25 | Permalink
  22. SwePete

    Drinks will be ready! But if you think my home is something cut from a IKEA ad you will disappointed! Peter´s home maybe but not mine. You will remember your squatting days at my place. With the distinction that we have plenty of toilet paper.

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:34 | Permalink
  23. Having plenty of toilet paper at home is still my perfect idea of wealth (just like a fridge full of food). Pete, I will love it at your place. We should really start making plans 🙂 (I’m not kidding here)

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 16:42 | Permalink
  24. Jay Thurston

    How can anyone mention toilet paper on a Discharge post??? 🙂 I think that is really shitty.

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 17:01 | Permalink
  25. SwePete

    You got mail!

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 17:10 | Permalink
  26. SwePete

    @Jay. It´s easy. In the British Music Paper The Sounds = Toilet Paper, it was said that Rainy used to shit in peoples beds at Parties(need for toilet paper) And Discharge gives you a discharge in your pants = need for toilet paper(maybe you prefer Kleenex). Any questions? And TP? And TP!

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 17:27 | Permalink
  27. eddie

    Discharge were the Godfathers of HC. The most respected HC worldwide during the years 80-83. I got to see Discharge in ’82 and it was a stellar performance but when i saw them in ’83, i was disappointed since Bones was no longer in the band and they were approaching the crossover to metal. I didn’t bother seeing Discharge in ’86 cause by that time, they had gone completely metal. I love Slayer, (old) Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus but I hate the hc bands who wanted to sound like them who were actually trying to sound like the hc bands, you dig?

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 19:01 | Permalink
  28. I dig Discharge… back then, I was looking for a new Germs, and the Why 12″ ep fit the bill. To this day, that has some killer production, especially for one chord wonder tunes like Ain’t No Feeble Bastard! But I also dig the limey gluesniffin’ craziness of Disorder!! The other white d-beat!

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 21:35 | Permalink
  29. na, I really like the music but I can´t stand the sound. Maybe I´m getting old.

    And how can anybody metion IKEA in a Discharge post, that´s übershitty.

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 22:19 | Permalink
  30. What's the truth?

    Hahaha well, just in case you guys decide to take Discourse, I’m going to have to start my own bedroom Foucauldian D-Beat project…Dispositif!

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    Posted on 18-Nov-08 at 23:36 | Permalink
  31. Hahaha, DISpositif takes the cake. Wonderful! I’ll then form a group dedicated to the younger Foucalt, called Discipline – but that’s not really good, is it.

    @ Fred: That’s not really you, the jewel thing there, is it?!

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    Posted on 19-Nov-08 at 01:52 | Permalink
  32. Disoriented would be an excellent name for an all girl d-beat band since women has such a problem with finding their way around ha ha ha.

    Saw Discharge in Gothenburg in 1983 together with Anti Cimex. What a blast. I think this recording capture my memory of how they sounded pretty well.

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    Posted on 19-Nov-08 at 13:50 | Permalink
  33. What's the Truth?

    Hahaha Discipline is great, too! I’m surprised we didn’t think of that one before Dispositif. I think we’ve got enough names for a sub-subgenre now!

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    Posted on 19-Nov-08 at 13:58 | Permalink
  34. i heard a tape recording was made of at least one of the discharge / anticimex sweden shows in 1983, anyone know more?

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    Posted on 23-Nov-08 at 02:23 | Permalink
  35. chano

    NOISECORE UBER ALLES !!! 😀 Thanx , Erich . Incredible stuff as usual 😉

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    Posted on 24-Nov-08 at 03:46 | Permalink
  36. tony

    This show was on the 12 of March 1983 at the Union Boat Club in Nottingham with support from The Tribe. Note: the cover of boot is actually a photo from Discharge playing on US tour the later in 1983, from Flipside. The boot was put out by Dig from Earache Records? Or so I heard…All in all, at least 6 or 7 known bootlegs exists from 1983, including the filmed footage from the night before at Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent show…

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    Posted on 28-Nov-08 at 08:37 | Permalink
  37. fuckin great stuff!
    i would like get one copie of this boot 7″ep.
    do you still have copies for sale ?
    let me know

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    Posted on 21-Dec-08 at 15:50 | Permalink
  38. leo unit

    this video has the first four songs from this same show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aYMCnwq9Gg&feature=related

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    Posted on 06-Jan-09 at 17:25 | Permalink
  39. anarkistattak

    this 7inch got me into discharge hahah! no non o
    but it did get me thinking!

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    Posted on 08-Aug-10 at 11:45 | Permalink
  40. topbloke

    if anyone has a recording of the full gig please drop me a line, I
    was at this gig & would love to get my ears blown out again, back then discharge were the greatest noise around

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    Posted on 18-Aug-12 at 11:35 | Permalink
  41. Simon Weale

    Musically they were hopeless.
    Most bootleg recordings i have (and i have around 40) they were out of time with one another before the end of the first or second song.
    However – i love them.
    It still sounds as brutal now as it did when recorded.
    I have the full gig topbloke – email me simonweale@orange.net
    The nightmare continues…..

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    Posted on 01-Dec-12 at 02:39 | Permalink

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