Rough and tumble old style punk rock here, very spirited, similar to the VANDALS, LOVE CANAL, etc. Slap in the face lyrics deal with religion, society’s problems, and some very backwards lyrics on “SLUT,” the title tells the story.
A high quality DIY demo tape here, great recording quality, nice printed package, etc. Musical style varies which keeps the interest level up, I hear BUZZCOCKS, DAMNED, UK SUBHUMANS. Very listenable, good job!
Power dual guitar HC with a tasteful metallic touch, this is a fantastic tape, too bad it wasn’t an LP. Nine great songs, imagine SNFU crossed with SSD, NEGATIVE APPROACH. Yeah! Damn good, get this.
An amusing combination, great stop and go HC mixed with crazed lyrics. From the enclosed photos and liner notes, these characters put on quite a stage show, but do they sleep in oxygen tents like MICHAEL JACKSON? Watch for vinyl.
60 minutes of high quality HC power here. Outstanding tracks by ANGRY JOHNNY AND THE SNOTS, SHELL GAME, and CHRIST ON A CRUTCH. That’s a hint, so get this one, okay? Band info included.
Some good original singalong straightedge thrash from AZ. They mix it up well, plenty of hooks and positive lyrics you can relate to. If you like STALAG 13, UNIFORM CHOICE, etc. check ‘em out!
Trash-a-mundo punk from CT. 23 tunes of good sound quality include “San Diego McMassacre,” “Shemp Conquered the World,” and “Get off the Stage.”
Good wholesome lyrics like the FEEDERZ and CRUCIFUCKS backed with thrashy punk rock. Songs are structured with enough great hooks to keep you on your toes. My faves are “Godarchy,” “Russians on TV.” And “Anal Roberts.” Good shit!
Another international comp from this Swiss label, this being a 90-minute barrage of HC. With such powerhouses as DEPRESSION, GISM, etc, it’s recommended for the thrashers out there!
This postmortem release brings us previously unreleased material from this early Swiss band. Twelve great punk tunes with female vocals of the same caliber as the AVENGERS, BAGS, early SIOUXSIE, etc. Good stuff!
This French outfit has a great sound, combining a melodic early pop punk style with dominant guitars and politically oriented lyrics. Reminds me of the music that warped my mind back in my formative years, so check it out.
Only three songs which are a blend of early ‘60s, ska and late ‘70s punk. I’d liken them to the SHOP ASSISTANTS or a mellower PRIMITIVES. Very nice job.
How can I describe this? How ‘bout manic mind music that pegs the needle on a seismograph. How ‘bout punk rock, metal, thrash, dirge, post-punk, schizophrenia, depression, and happiness twisted into a music shrink’s worst possible nightmare. Excruciating yet so beautiful, this is amazing. P.S. Cute cover, Victor.
If you’re familiar at all with the great Smoke Seven releases during ‘81-’83 and don’t own them, get this LP. Nineteen of the best from REDD KROSS, BAD RELIGION, MIA, JFA, etc. All previously released but all great punk rock classics.
This is the underrated NJ UNDEAD featuring ex-MISFIT Bobby Steele. The cassette included all the material from their three hard-to-find EP’s plus an extra track. All great, early, style punk. Recommended!
Some good mid-tempo punk metal here. I hear traces of MOTORHEAD, ACCUSED, etc. Side one lacks in sound quality but side two captures their spontaneous intensity. 13 songs, 3 covers, and English lyrics.
This rocks! 13 live cuts from their 1985 tour of Europe, including great covers of “Human Fly” and “I’m Loose.” Expensive but great sound quality, a nice gatefold sleeve and additional flexi make it all worth it; get it and get crazy.
Another Filipino sampler — this has 16 love songs from the DEAD ENDS, BETRAYED, PRIVATE STOCK, and others. Fair to good punk musicianship, good sound quality.
An 11 band comp from Toulouse, some bands being PIN PRICK, BLA BLA SHMURZ GROUP, and GREMLINS AFFAIR. Good 4-track recording, a good pop-punk sampler.
Some neo-’60s stuff here, early rockin’ R&B to be more precise. I hear hints of the YARDBIRDS, early STONES, PRETTY THINGS, etc. This is great — half demos, half live. Nice package, too.
Socio-political renting poetry by Norman Nawrocki backed by the Dem Stink Rebel Orchestra. Good sarcasm captured live, comes with a great rant-along booklet. Fun, fun, fun.
Some great ‘60s influenced garage rock here, 17 original tunes of great sound quality. Some of this has a taste of early CRAMPS, GUN CLUB, X, to add some modern flavor. Nice full-color package.
A must for those NY DOLLS/HEARTBREAKERS fans, 21 live songs of fantastic sound quality, recorded in NYC in 1983 featuring other ex-DOLLS Lure and Nolan. This rocks! Anyone got a spoon?
A 14-song, 8 band punk/hardcore comp tape from the Philippines. Some notable material from BETRAYED, PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS, and COLLISION to name a few. Nice package, lyrics, and band info included.
Ahhh, some diversity — 14 bands, 24 songs, from Spain to the USA and over to Japan. Styles ranging from ska inspired pop-punk to speedy hardcore mix this international sampler up nicely. Great sound quality and some notables such as STEVE STILETTO and TARGETS plus a nice package make this a winner.
This Philippine comp features four bands, BETRAYED, PRIVATE STOCK, GI AND THE IDIOTS, and the WUDS, all recorded live at the last show at Katrina’s (a club at Manila). Good quality punk rock, includes band photos and has a nice package to boot.
This looks and sounds familiar to me, but I can’t place. It. Anyway, here we have 18 medium tempo garage-y punk tunes, with catchy lyrics. Reminds me of the early Los Angeles underground sound, very rocking with tasteful twists!
Basically, a descriptive monologue of the prison life from a first hand experienced source. For those who have never done time or directly know someone who has, give this a listen. It will amaze, shock, repulse, and educate you.
On this love recording of fantastic sound quality, CERESIT delivers an onslaught of some of the best Euro-hardcore I’ve heard lately. Original, powerful, great! Get this!!
An hour’s worth of blazing punk and thrash from the likes of FALSE LIBERTY, GUILT PARADE, and many others. Another great, consistent comp from this label.
This 90-minute sampler of HC and noise punk from Wisconsin contains no less than 30 songs from the likes of CHARMING DEVIANTS, IDK, 10-96, U.S. DISTRESS, and JOHN ADRIAN. Lyric booklet included.
Resurrected from the depths of the early San Diego scene, these guys belt out 11 classic raw punk tunes plus three great covers. The demo side is clean with good production, but the live side gets berserk! Look out for vinyl soon.
This benefit for animal rights features ten UK punk and hardcore bands. Some great tunes from the likes of REPRISAL, DESECRATORS, and the STUPIDS. Band info included.
A nine-band benefit cassette for the famine victims in Ethiopia, all artists being from the UK. Fair to good live and studio recordings from such notables as OI POLLOI, BROKEN BONES, and the INSTIGATORS. Band info included.
Eleven medium to fast paced hardcore numbers featuring exceptional recording quality. Lyrics deal with society, personal problems, and the military. Recommended if you’re into East Coast HC.
Great rocking punk from this new four-piece. I’m not sure about the lyrics on a couple of the songs since no lyric sheet was provided. But “Freaks” is a classic. Nice package.
This triple 60-minute cassette comp features 22 bands from around the world, all of which have good recording quality. Lots of favorites, such as: KGB, DEPRAVED, APOSTLES, KINA, and many more. Also includes a band info sheet.
Another great effort from this king of punk satire, a great, fun-packed 15 band compilation. Features such notables as PLEASED YOUTH, DEAD MILKMEN, and F.O.D., to name a few.
Powerful hardcore with a searing dual guitar wall of sound pushes this tape ahead of the pack. Reminds me of BLAST, even down to the determined personal lyrics. Hot release!
If debauchery, sexual domination, or being a MENTORS fan is your trip, you might check this out. Six live songs of pure auditory copulation, for the truly hard-up.
A 60-minute compilation consisting of nine UK and French political punk bands, like ANATHEMA, FINAL BLAST, and PIN PRICK. Excellent sound quality, and includes a band information booklet. Nice job!
Grungy rockin’ punk backed with vocals much like the late Darby Crash. Catchy tunes with personal lyrics dealing with religion, morality, and politics make this worth a try.
This three-piece hails from the Pacific Northwest and features nine original songs on Side One in the pop-garage rock vein with personal lyrics. Side 2 features cover songs ranging from CCR to the DEAD BOYS. A very strong release with fantastic production!
A great new demo from this Bay Area outfit. Blazing HC with a metallic tinge backed with intelligent personal lyrics make this a must. Great sound quality, a nice package, and lyrics included, for only…
This international demo cassette comp from Germany features DISACCORD, CHALLENGER CREW, and many others. Varied but good sound quality plus a listing of bands’ addresses and demo tape prices.
More, more, and even more HC for those thrash and burn addicts out there! Features STRES D.A., KZV, and PATARENI, to name a few, all of which deliver abrasive noisecore. Only for people with cast-iron eardrums!
This 15-band world compilation cassette features 37 songs and fantastic sound quality. So, if international HC is your fancy, get this. My faves include the STUPIDS, HERESY, and LUNATIC FRINGE.
A great compilation of eight Canadian and US bands varying from rocking garage punk to straight-ahead thrash. YOUTHQUAKE, PROBLEM CHILDREN, and SONS OF ISHMAEL are my favorites, but there’s something for any punk/HC fan out there.
For $1.50, this is the deal of the month. This tape rips! Ten songs of excellent sound quality very musically from HÜSKER DÜ-ish anthems to HC. In the same league as RAW POWER. Good lyrics. An exciting release!
This tape will blow Pee Wee Herman’s house down, no problem, OK? Eight metallic thrash numbers in the same vein as ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, ACCÜSED, etc. Keep the adrenaline flowing at an accelerated rate. Check ’em out, another hot unknown from the Northwest!
A 17-song demo quality cassette consisting of five originals and covers from such faves as MDC, BLACK FLAG, DOA, etc. I prefer the originals—good, raw punk rock with sarcastic social lyrics.
Unconventional fuzzy guitar licks, industrial grade drumming, and twisted vocal effects highlight this 8-song cassette. Some studio tracks are included, but the live ones really throb.