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Category Archives: Suicide Party Hits

SCREAMING SNEAKERS- Marching Orders 12″ EP (Screaming Sneakers Records, USA, 1982)


I can’t say how I excited I was when not too long ago I heard the song “Violent Days” by a – to me – totally unknown band for the first time. SCREAMING SNEAKERS – it would sound like some sort of a comedy punk band, but as it soon showed, they were not. Hailing […]

AGENT ORANGE- Bitchin’ Summer (Posh Boy Records, USA, 1982)


Back from my round-the-world trip! Originally, I was going to post my favorite AGENT ORANGE record and that is, of course, the legendary (and in this case, the term is fitting) “Living in Darkness” Mini-LP. I asked the producer, Robbie Fields, to come up with some memories and he in return asked me not to […]

FLIPPER- Sex Bomb, c/w Brainwash 7″ (Subterranean Records, USA, 1981)


Early FLIPPER: Pure musical cynicism, minimalistic, razor sharp and relentless. Hard drugs do not only destroy peoples lifes. The b-side will drive you insane, if you’re not already. The singer is struggling with words, attempting to explain something, then ends abruptly. Again and again, 12 times and it never stops, as it ends in a […]

CITIZEN’S ARREST- A Light in the Darkness 7″EP (Wardance Records, USA, 1990)


INFEST had hit the Hardcore planet like a huge fucking meteor and CITIZEN’S ARREST rode on top of the first tidal wave that rolled across the vast land. When INFEST were clearly rooted in the early 1980s Hardcore movement, including all the nihilism and crude aggression, CITIZEN’S ARREST were a child of the 90s. The […]

Podcast: SPIN RADIO UNDERGROUND: FEAR Live & Cover Versions Special (Spin / Enigma, USA, 1985)


In the mid 80s, SPIN MAGAZINE produced a series of radio promo double lps, every one of them featuring one main artist with a live concert, plus a full radio broadcast. To my knowledge, there are at least four of these double albums around, one with CIRCLE JERKS, one with MINUTEMEN, one with JESUS & […]

Thanks for the Link ….


Thomas. And yes, the album is pathetic dung.

DIAMOND HEAD- Shoot out the Lights, b/w Helpless (Happy Face Records, UK, 1980)


Thanks to Facebook, I’ve just given away two albums by swedish retro-poppunkers The Hives for free (to an old L.A. punk, Jay Thurston, who comments every move over at Peter’s KBD blog and who is rarely ever seen here because he is afraid of good music!). Anyway, I thought I might as well give out […]

MERCYFUL FATE- s/t 12″EP (Rave-On Records, Holland, 1982)


If Satan was to be evoken through music, it would take MERCYFUL FATE to make him appear. This EP, the band’s first own vinyl appearance, in all those years has never lost its intense grip on me. Something about these four songs is deeply disturbing: The sometimes atypical rhythm (as in “Devil Eyes”), the weird […]

SACCHARINE TRUST- A Christmas Cry 7″ (SST Records, USA, 1982)


This is as much christmas as you’ll ever get from me. SACCHARINE TRUST were one of the most intense bands of all time and the one who brought me to blogging in the first place (with “Paganicons”, on .blogspot still). One totally fucked up and übergreat tune on the first side (also featured on the […]

BITCH- Damnation Alley 12″EP (Metal Blade Records, USA, 1982)


Three Metal posts in a row and now what? Right – another one! Wait a second. Is BITCH a Metal group? Actually, this is totally punked up, sleazy, sexually aggressive, lustful, dominant, highly energetic Metal Punk of the finest sort. Singer Betsy is in the center of interest here, as her wild and powerful performance […]