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V/A REAGAN REGIME REVIEW- Compilation 7″EP (Selfless Records, USA, 1992)

What else could I come up with after the Touch and Go – Book review?
This comp. came together with an issue of Touch & Go. Unfortunately I can’t find the zine no more, but I believe it was an anthology of sorts. However, all tracks on this sampler may be as good or as mediocre as they are, but the live version of “Can’t tell no one” by NEGATIVE APPROACH blows you out of the window. And TOXIC REASON’s “Somebody help me” always makes me shake my head in disbelief. So that’s what the nazis did, beating jews black and blue? Man those nazis rascals really were no fun!

FIX: Vengeance.mp3
MEATMEN: 1 Down 3 to go.mp3
NEGATIVE APPROACH: Can’t tell no one.mp3
TOXIC REASONS: Somebody help me.mp3
McDONALDS: untitled song.mp3

13 Comments

  1. chano

    Great comp! The live song from the Fix sound kinda psychedelic… ala Electric Prunes!! :-D

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 15:39 | Permalink
  2. mark the bark

    those nazis were pretty unfriendly!

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 16:06 | Permalink
  3. Jay Thurston

    I forgot how wonderful and educational Toxic Reasons were!! Meatmen are the kings!!!!!!!! 2 down, 3 to go!!

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    Niels Reply:

    Which fifth Beatle would you like to include?

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    Clinton Chapman Reply:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Jay Thurston Reply:

    Pete Best or your dad, Niels!!

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 16:12 | Permalink
  4. elliott

    great comp. thanks. i love that negative approach track. haha yeah nazis are no fun.

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 18:11 | Permalink
  5. fuck retro

    damn this one totally escaped me. so great!! thanx.

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 19:43 | Permalink
  6. DLO

    This used to be all over record stores in the USA for about $4. Used copies still pop up but they are always missing the zine! The zine was a”best of T&G.” Well worth the $4 any day. can’t wait to get my copy of the book.

    This label Selfless Records (run by Todd Greene) but out some of the best releases for several years — many styles of punk/HC — and then disappeared. Among the Selfless catalog: Dropdead, Crossed Out, Antischism, Nausea, Screeching Weasel, Zero Boys and more.

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 22:14 | Permalink
  7. DLO

    On another topic, I would like to make a donation to this site but I can’t find the pay pal link. Where can I find it?

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    Admin Reply:

    I will soon start the annual donation round. Thanks in advance, DLO!

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    Posted on 11-Jul-10 at 22:44 | Permalink
  8. Dave G

    Cool comp that I was meaning to post but never got around to. I’ve had this record from day one but the zine is long gone for me as well. Good thing I have the 10 pound T and G book sitting right here on my desk.

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    Posted on 12-Jul-10 at 17:50 | Permalink
  9. roswell47

    i still have the mag. it’s a “best of” with interviews ft. minor threat, misfits, NA, faith, void, necros, PI, SSD, fix, iron cross, crucifix, die kreuzen, etc.
    i don’t have the book yet but i’m positive it’s all in there.

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    Posted on 13-Jul-10 at 02:13 | Permalink
  10. Allan Jones

    Everyone knows Toxic Reasons were/are a joke.

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    Admin Reply:

    I don’t.

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    dewey.decimal Reply:

    heresy

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    roman Reply:

    they don’t seem like a joke to me. a good band that made some excellent stuff in their early years! as for the lyric – sure, it is kinda retarded, but it’s not like nazis didn’t beat the jews. i guess they didn’t start off with full-on genocide since square one…

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    Admin Reply:

    Sure, Roman – but it still sounds so weird, the beating up thing. Not that this is a terribly important thing to discuss, it just crossed my mind.

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    Posted on 14-Jul-10 at 02:35 | Permalink
  11. kanella

    i liked this comp. man! NA is the best!

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    Posted on 14-Jul-10 at 22:11 | Permalink
  12. convertido

    I really came to hate this record. I used to help Todd do Selfless and Clearview Records. In the beginning we were both stoked to do this project. We got to see old issues of T&G and got some good tapes from which to choose songs. Assemble it remained a bit of a chore but the problems started when the magazines, records, covers, and bags for both were delivered. . .separately. He and his wife had probably a thousand of each in their tiny apartment. Then came the misery, stuffing singles into covers, into bags, into the magazine and yet again into another bag. By the time we were done collating, I hated the very sight of the set and the sound of its name. By 1993 or 1994, I could not give the damn things away. I would throw them in as extras in trades or give them as presents to people and strangers. Rarely was a thank you the response I got. Years later, everyone seems to love now. On an unrelated note, I really get a kick out of seeing records we released posted online. I think of it as the thank you’s were never received. You’ve a great blog, keep it up.

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    Admin Reply:

    Thanks a lot for the info, Convertido. You can indeed see this as a form of appreciation for the work you’ve done.
    How did you guys start the label and where did the connections come from? Why did you stop releasing these great recordings?

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    Posted on 01-Aug-10 at 01:56 | Permalink
  13. convertido

    Todd started the label when he was still in the Army and living in Georgia. It sounds almost too good to be true but one day while at a used book and record store he came across the mother-lode of records. Every record imaginable from A to Z of early hardcore was there and cheap. He bought all he knew and could afford. He resold the records and the money generated became the funds for the projects. I did not begin helping Todd until his return to Dallas, Texas. My part in the label could be described as “shitworker.” Todd dealt with the bands and generally conceived each project in his head. I always thought that had Todd been born a century earlier he would have been a P.T. Barnum type. He possessed an almost unbelievable ability to think of an idea and propose it to a band. When he would call and say he had a new idea I really had to be prepared for anything. I am not sure how Todd made all his connections but he was a figure in the Dallas punk/HC scene for some years. If memory serves he had a couple of radio shows on a local station during the early to mid 1980s. I never had the patience to deal with bands of musicians; I am not equipped with the ability to baby whiners and flakes. Likewise, Todd lacked the desire to do all the mundane tasks in running a label. I can tell you why I stopped doing the label. It was a combination of fatigue and simply tiring of other people’s b.s. While we were most certainly not perfect we dealt with everyone fairly and as best we could. Todd and I are both music fans, geeks almost, first and foremost. We genuinely loved everything about putting out records. Additionally, we were fans of every band on the label. As such when you lay yourself open in that fashion criticism hurts. It may sound silly to say, but I was tired of petty minded people criticizing what we were doing. Rarely did they know us or have any knowledge of the label. This sort of behavior is common anywhere but over time I just tired of it as it is and remains so unnecessary. To this day though, I remain proud of every release we did. I, and I am sure Todd would agree, think we could have done better with more time and money. Even with these limitations, we managed for years to release the records we wanted, the way we wanted, even when in hindsight it was absolutely idiotic to do so, e.g. the Dropdead box set. Todd still does a record or two every now and again but never with the tempo we once did. I no longer have anything to do with the label as I find my time limited with school and family. Sorry for the ramblings and thanks again for the interest in the records we released.

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    Posted on 01-Aug-10 at 15:16 | Permalink

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