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Category Archives: Hardcore

ANGRY RED PLANET- Too much Knowledge can be dangerous 7″ (Angry Red Records, USA, 1983)


Summer is (meteorologically) over and this will allow me to put more time into the blog again. ANGRY RED PLANET were a band from Detroit that during its existence might have gotten more attention in Europe than in the U.S.A. Not only was the first album licensed in Germany in 1987 (“Little Pigs, Little Pigs” […]

Podcast 4: My Hardcore


I was in the mood for a podcast today. At first, I was flirting with the idea of making a thematic one, then a programmatic one before realizing that this would mean too much work (and I’m tired) and the result would be questionable anyway. With the possibilities of the internet, the vast knowledge and […]

ISM- I think I love you 7″ (Shelf Job Records, USA, 1983)


Repost from August 29 2007. Fresh rips. Added vinyl scans. I was asked to take down the mp3 files a couple years ago, which I did. No re-release of any of ISM’s material has ever surfaced in the meantime, so I think it’s a total necessity to repost this. At least until a proper re-release […]

C.I.A.- God, Guts, Guns 7″EP (Shmegma Records, USA, 1983)


Day 5 This time, there won’t be so much to say. That might be different, had this band included more Boyscoutness in their act, but they didn’t. Or if the LP following the EP would have been the same, but it wasn’t. What C.I.A. deliver on “God, Guts, Guns” is of such sheer brilliance that […]

NEGATIVE APPROACH- s/t 7″EP (Touch & Go Records, USA, 1982)


Day 4. (I’m not sure what Touch & Go’s actual policy on blogs using their music is [they used to be very restrictive], so it wouldn’t surprise me if the links had to be taken down quickly. As much as I would understand that, as much I hope that it’s clear that I’m doing what […]

DEEP WOUND- s/t 7″EP (Radiobeat Records, USA, 1983)


Day 3: When I interviewed J. Mascis for my fanzine on DINOSAUR JR.’s 1988 “Bug” tour, he got pretty upset because I only asked questions about his first band, DEEP WOUND. Maybe to shut me up, he said he would send me a full box of DEEP WOUND EPs for free so I could include […]

POISON IDEA- Pick your King 7″EP (Fatal Erection Records, USA, 1983)


Day 2: Niels called the debut of POISON IDEA a Hardcore opera: All the songs almost seamlessly go one into another. Impossible to change the order. I’m afraid that’s all I can say about this EP. It’s perfect. This is the first pressing on clear vinyl, complete with both inserts. 1000 made, but hard to […]

THE DILS- 198 Seconds of 7″ (Dangerhouse Records, USA, 1977)


The guys over at KBD Records recently had the nice idea of posting 5 records in 5 days. Whilst their concept was to post five records from 5 different countries, I decided to go with five records from the homeland of Hardcore and five records that somehow never got posted here until now (mostly because […]

PEGGIO PUNX- La citta e’ quieta …. ombre parlano 7″EP (selfproduced, Italy, 1983)


On Mayday, here’s my small contribution to what this day meant to me (however silly these memorial-, festivities-days may be in general): Labor is the enemy. Am I still an operaist at heart? This I don’t know. PEGGIO PUNX were formed in 1982 in Alessandria, a small city in the north of Italy. In the […]

CROW- Who killed Dove? 7″EP (selfproduced, Japan, 1985)


Given the fact that the earthquake that hit Japan two days ago and its resulting disasters in the disaster are of such incredible dimensions, I wanted to post a record that would more or less apply to the situation. But what could possibly apply? Some smart-aleck anti-nuclear power song? Some crust punk or grindcore hymn […]