The second and final component in the II part ALIVE 1980! Official Narrow Mind Blog™ series. This time THE FREEZE steps up to da plate. This installment is very similar to the last one (see below) in the sense that both records capture the bands at a very formative period in their respective existences. Herein, one can hear the primitive, mid-tempo versions of THE FREEZE's most classic songs, like "We're Not The Abnormal Ones" and "Halloween Night." And hey, "Don't Forget Me Tommy" actually sounds like a punk song this time around (as opposed to the almost New Wave version that's on the single). There's even shit from Rabid Reaction on here. This is definitely one of the best live punk records of all time so feast yer ears.
Live From Cape Cod
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Part I in the II part ALIVE 1980! Official Narrow Mind Blog™ series. I mean c'mon, this is fucking THE LEWD. Do I really need to describe this for it to entice you further? Post-Kill Yourself, pre-American Wino. Perfection? I think so. What really makes this a treat are the three studio tracks at the very end, two of which can be found on the live B side of American Wino. Do it!
Lewd Conduct In A Public Place
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Long Hot Summer
The Kenrock 7"
More of THE SECRET PROSTITUTES
Sunday, October 7, 2012
4 Previously Unreleased Punk Rock Faves From 1981
Crooked Bangs LP
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Hey so I just got back from the BIRTH DEFORMITIES tour so I figured that it would be rather fitting to post our latest release, this here 10". I'm not going to describe us cuz that would just make me feel like a jackass. Rest assured, we love all the cult 80s stuff and it shows in our sound. One look at the cover and I don't even need to tell you to download this. Shameless self promotion fucking rules.
Buy This While Supplies LAST
Buy This While Supplies LAST
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Canadian Cavaliers are back and they just keep getting better and better and fucking better. They don't need an introduction at this point; if you find yourself questioning who they are, I strongly recommend that you stop being the colossal, inutile sack of shit that you are and download this. I'm eagerly awaiting my copy on lavish white wax, but I got the okay from Chris of Hardware Rex to post it a bit early. Besides, people need to hear this behemoth of a record. TO ALL MY CHICAGO/NWI HOMIES: memorize the lyrics and be prepared to fucking rage to this come June 15th.
Will You Feed Me? (NO! NO! NO I WON'T!)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
No Thanks To The Human Turd EP
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Well, it seems as though my mediafire account has been suspended. I'm not exactly sure why, but it's a total fucking bummer regardless. I thought about just deleting this blog after I found out, but I've decided that I'm gonna keep it going. I'm gonna have to re-upload all the zip files onto a separate account and it's probably gonna take a while. Be patient, I'll be uploading new shit as soon as possible. THIS AIN'T OVA.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I've been meaning to post this for quite some time now and it's about god damn time. Toronto's KREMLIN is back and even better than before. This is the follow up to their utterly flawless demo, which can be found here. This tape actually came out pretty soon after their demo, but for some reason I can't quite come up with I've neglected to post it until now (big mistake). After hearing the demo for the first time, I concluded that it was not humanly possible to top those four juicy cuts. Alas, KREMLIN continues to outdo themselves and I continue to make a complete ass out of myself. These guys are easily one of the best hardcore bands of today. My favorite part is still Ivan's drumming. Those fills!
There's a little white noise in the background of this rip. It was unavoidable. I'm not sorry. Cry about it.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Debut 1980 7" from one of the greatest to ever exist, Long Beach's MODERN WARFARE. This slab is just as good as the first but in a much different way. They take on more of a mid-tempo,groovy vibe on this one. In other words: less hardcore, more punk. I've been dying to reissue this thing but I just can't seem to get any solid contact information....oh well. Ripped from the original record.
THE quintessential 80s hardcore record!!! I cannot stress enough how fucking incredible this slab is. Originally released in 1981, this is the second 7" from Long Beach, California's MODERN WARFARE. The opening cut, "Nothing Left," is an ultra dark, evil track entailing some of the weirdest yet catchiest riffage I've ever heard. The dueling guitar tracks intertwine with almost bloodcurdling screams to create one of the most unique sounds in all of 80s hardcore. Side B is really where it's at though. "No Passion" and "Suburban Death Row" are absolutely fucking perfect. I posted the reissue of this a while ago and have since been fortunate enough to snag an original copy, so I figured I'd make a rip for you ungrateful fucks.
Edit: I noticed that Suburban Death Row was fucked up so I took care of it. Re-download this if you already have!!!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
At this point, this band needs no introduction. This record picks up exactly where the LP left off. I was anticipating this record for so fucking long, especially after hearing that it was a split release between Feral Kid Rex and Fashionable Idiots Rex. Let me tell ya kids, it has drastically exceeded my expectations. So. Fucking. Perfect.
More BROWN SUGAR
I fucking love this band. It's weird though, I've found that there's no middle ground with these guys. People either love em or hate em. I feel like it has to do primarily with the vocals. They're extremely high-pitched and squeaky and snotty and all around fucking awesome. The music is ULTRA poppy and extremely catchy. They close the record with a NUBS cover and it really couldn't be any better. Get in2 it.
Mati Di Moskow