Sunday, May 3, 2015

B.S. Canadian Nightmare 4/6/1974




My friend Kevin 'O gave me a cassette copy of this decades ago.  He was always seeking out, and trading obscure live sets from bands he loved.   I have a few great Sabb ones that he gave me over the years.  In this Particular recording the bass is a lot lower volume wise then it should be.  It would be an outstanding recording if the bass was loud as a bomb blast, but it isn't.  Lots of cool guitar solos through out the gig, and some hilarious in between song banter by the Oz man make this essential for the true fan.  Eleven tunes recorded in Toronto… Enjoy





Friday, May 1, 2015

BY THE THROAT s/t 7" and live tracks(1999)

1. bought and sold
2. push comes to shove
3. fight back
4. clone
5. agenda
6. meant to last
7. come to accept
8. lowest form of life
Comp song and Unreleased tune:
9. conditioned
10. break the mold
Live:
11. short live set, first show at Siena College

This was a short lived Albany NY band that I played guitar in after the break up of Devoid Of Faith and Monster X. The band featured John of MX on vox, Mark Telfian on Bass and Paul Henry on drums( both mark and Paul went on to play in Limp Wrist together).  The band only played a few shows, but I love the songs.  I've added our first show in this file along with the 7", a compilation song, and an unreleased track.  We broke up due to in fighting between John and Mark.  Totally stupid...  All four of us put this ep out together on our four different labels.   I love the songs, lyrics and production on this.   Always found it easy to write with both Mark and with Paul.   Enjoy.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

BRUTAL OBSCENITY-its because of the birds and the flowers... LP (1989)


1. death is a damn good solution
2. its because of the birds and the flowers
3. straight & stoned
4. emotion suicide
5. Mom or Dad?
6. its cruel
7. 1,2,3…..
8. useless immortality
9. god is just a ferry tail
10. defensor minor
11. no more feelings left
12. hangover D.D.D.
13. the overtaking

I got this recently from one of my long time Blog Followers Julian(JBM).  Dude came through for me in a big way on a stack of crucial metal records from my want list on the blog.  Much thanks JBM!   What is shocking is that I had never heard this record until a few days ago.  I recall seeing it at Worlds Records in Albany NY for years and years.  I could just never bring myself to buy it due to the silly artwork.  The band was from the Netherlands and put out a bunch of demo tapes and two full lengths.  I'm digging the crossover brand of metal hardcore.  For fans of 80's thrash metal.  Enjoy

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Friday, April 24, 2015

TOTAL FURY 13 song LP


1. I win you lose
2. showdown
3. tension
4. tie me up
5. street smart
6. clever song
7. lost article
8. stand
9. same coal
10. promising
11. high time
12. you're to old
13. decade
14. anticipation

Since these guys are coming back over here this year for 4 shows I decided to post this LP.  I put out the U.S. version of this many years ago after befriending these guys, and touring with them 5 times.  The original line up that played on this LP is by far the best in my opinion and were completely unstoppable 15 years ago.  The drummer was a human thashometer…
My friend Mark become pen pals with Kenji(the singer) and decided to bring TF over to the West coast for their first shows in America.  Myself and the other members of the Oath flew out to San Diego where Mark was living to support TF on the 8 show tour.  Mark set up all the dates, and the entire thing was a huge learning experience for us all.  Mark and I drove to SD airport to pick these guys up on the date that Kenji had told Mark he'd arrive(a day before the tour).  We got to the airport, and the band wasn't on the flight.  We waited and waited for hours, went to other gates etc.  This was pre cell phones, so we had zero contact with these guys.  We ended up going back to Marks and really started to worry about things.  We had no idea what to do besides write Kenji an email.  The next morning(day of the first show)Max Ward called Mark and told him that Kenji called him and that they had showed up a day earlier then he told us he was showing up.  They had been staying in some sort of youth hostile.  We drove over there immediately to pick them up, and some how I got the money they'd paid the hostel back for them.  Kenji was so happy he was kissing and hugging us.  There was a huge language barrier as Kenji was the only member who spoke any english at all(and his wasn't so good).  At any rate the tour was amazing.  We all lost money, but learned a lot and had a ball.
Check these guys out when they come to the states in Sept of 2015.  The are playing in Brooklyn, Manhattan, then hopefully in Boston and Philly.  This LP is total D.C. Minor Threat worship.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PERESTROIKA-Kumisinfonia 7" (1989)





















1. Reissumies
2. Normaali Perhe
3. Kumisinfonia
4. Lähempänä Loppua

My buddy Louis Jacobs turned me onto this after he ended up with a big stack of the ep from some trade with a dude overseas.  I recall him being pretty bummed because nobody besides myself would buy one from him.  I was impressed when Luke told me only 300 of the ep were pressed.  Its not blistering fast hc, but it packs a punch and has some really catchy riffs.  The band was Finnish and this obscure gem came out in 1989 on Boring Records(also out of Finland).  The label was run by a notorious record collector named Ari Heino.  He'd catalog the records he put out in some sort of homage to old punk classics.  This for instance is Legless Bull 2.  I don't think this band put anything else out besides a comp track or two.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

MTxYB Split demos(1980-1981)




















What can be said about either of these bands? Both bands started in 1980(I didn't even know what punk was at this point in my life, I was just discovering AC/DC).  MT invented a movement /genre, and It blows my mind how much they got done in three years. YB existed for less then a year and influenced the D.C. scene with their wicked brand of punk hardcore.  I was so happy to see this come out on vinyl some years ago after hearing so many 5th generation tapes from traders through out many decades. Def recall hearing the YB demos for the first time at inner ear when I took my friends Glee Club down there to record a 7" in 1989. Essential bands…essential demos. If you don't like either of these bands you suck at listening to music.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

DISRUPT- smash divisions 7" (1991)





















1. Smash divisions
2. Refuse planet
3. Eat shit
4.No values
5. G.A.M.E.
6. Rid the cancer
7. Inebriated
8. God Fearing Citizen
9. Cold war
10. Squandered

I first heard these guys in 1991 at a Fest they played at a Unitarian church in Albany NY where they played with Dropdead, Taste Of Fear and a shit ton of other bands.  They blew me away with their raunchy brand of crust metal hardcore.  The songs were wicked fast and obviously influenced by the likes of Extreme Noise Terror, etc.  I saw these guys a lot in the 90's, and because of their influence on me...my old band Devoid Of Faith actually recorded our first 12" at the same studio that Disrupt had recorded at(Lanes).
The band was from Boston, all of them were long hairs and they had two vocalists doing the chicken and the bear type vox.  Members later went on to form the doomy band Grief.
Can't go wrong with a 7" that has 10 songs on it.














Disrupt at Bogies in Albany 1992


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

ÜÄÏŸ BÅAÎOØHØIØ -War Madness 7" (Uauiy Baaioohoio)







































1. War Madness
2.  Kill Control
3. System Violent
4. Why is?
5. No Bones

Mysterious HC punk from Uzbekistan?  Insane punishing noise that was quite sought after for some years.  Think Confuse meets Gloom.  Almost impossible to find.  Tracks 3 and 4 are combined into one track on this MP3.  Enjoy the noise.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HAIL MARY-All Aboard The Sinking Ship LP(1999)























1. Grist for the mill
2. Man Overboard
3. Slipped Away
4. Beating a dead horse
5. Maimed
6. Crashing Down
7. In Motion
8. Diversion
9. Starboard bow
10. Flounder
11. Excommunicate

I love this LP, and not just because I helped mix and write lyrics to it... It is just a straight up great HC record that totally reminds me of the band Bl'ast.  Hail Mary were from Albany NY and were the brainchild of Mark Telfian.  This might be the bands longest lasting, and final line up.  They'd gone through at least 4 guitarists, 7 bass players, and 8 drummers.  The only constant member was the vocalist Mark. This line up featured Matto on guitar, Bill on bass and Jake on drums.

I recall that Mark took the band to NJ to record this LP for Vermiform and he had problems with the engineer and the rough mix.  He hated everything about the recording and couldn't get along with the dude recording it.   He convinced my buddy Devon(Dropdead, Monster X) and myself to drive with him to Tenafly NJ to Knee Deep studios to help him lay down the vocals and help with production(and help deal with the engineer).  On the drive there he told us that he only had full lyrics to four songs.  On the two hour drive there all three of us wrote the lyrics to seven tunes, then Devon did some miracle editing while we were getting ready in the studio. After laying down the vox Neil Burke showed up to help us with the mix, and from there we came up with this thick assed sounding HC classic.  This brings back fond memories of hanging around some really good friends and having an awesome time.  I miss those days.




















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Friday, March 20, 2015

VerbalAssault-Trial LP (1987)




















V.A. have a deep Albany NY connection, as they played to us like what seemed like monthly back in the day.  The back cover photo of this album is taken at an old Albany club called 288 Lark Street.  The band started off as a pretty basic sounding straight edge band, but then by this release completely reinvented its sound doing a 180.  When this came out, I'd never heard anything that sounded so produced and well played technical hardcore.  Listening to this makes me wish I still had my Verbal Assault long sleeve.

The last time I saw these guys was in Albany with No Outlet, Go, SFA, and Born Against.  The band showed up a day early and my friend Damon Douglas let them stay at his parents house in the suburbs in upstate NY.  The band decided they wanted to practice because they had written new material to record for an upcoming 12" called "On".  They ended up setting up their gear and playing to about five of us in Damon's basement while his parents patiently did what ever it is parents did back then.  This is a really fond memory.


















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Sunday, March 15, 2015

My Want List

Some records I still need.  Will trade or pay money.

Identity Crysis-tied to the tracks 7"
Phantom Lord- evil never sleeps Lp
Phantom Lord-s/t Lp
Scared Straight- you drink, you drive, you die Lp
Subculture- I heard a scream Lp
Exorcist-nightmare theatre Lp
Dream Death-Journey into mystery Lp
Stone Henge-cats eyez 7"

Griffin- flight of the griffin Lp
Griffin- protectors of the lair
Schizo- thrash the unreasonable tape
Slam- ingens Slav Lp
M 16- locked and loaded Lp
Yòuth Youth Youth - repackaged Lp
Iron Rainbow- metal man 7"
Witch Cross 7"
Satanic Rites Live to ride 7"




Friday, February 20, 2015

JBA-Who fucked up the culture? LP


















1.playing with fire
2.fitting the mood
3.clever like shit
4.scene through
5.fading like a bad tan
6.thought whats that?
7.convenience is the conclusion
8.another fucking love song
9.closed in
10.beyond a measure
11.kill a commie(Gang Green)
12.dandy

 JBA stood for John Brown's Army. I played guitar and sang in this band after Devoid Of Faith broke up. I really wanted to do something similar to DOF, but with an even more Japanese meets Sweden meets 80's NYHC influence to it.
I miss those days of having a scheduled band practice every week.  Simple times back then.  It really was a great time that in some weird way really was relaxing...or at least an escape from the other crap that was happening in life.  No matter what was happening... I knew I'd be jamming a certain night.
We started off as a three piece with Matto playing bass.  Recorded a couple 7"s with that line up, then we later switched him to second guitar, and added my roommate Eric to bass.
 I did most the writing, Matto did most the solos and Robb Cole killed it on drums.  We played lots of shows on the East coast, and then did a small West coast tour adding my old band mate Jim Macnaughton on bass.  Unfortunately he never recorded with us, and shortly after that tour we broke up(although I really can't recall why we disbanded).   I'm very proud of this recording.  The songs are good, and the recording is stellar in my opinion.  Will Killingsworth of Dead Air studios was the man responsible.  Best engineer I've ever worked with.

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Matto & Jim in San Jose CA. Photo by the great Murray Bowles


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

SEIZED-Discography(1995-98)





















1.farewell
2.remove all
3.the drowning
4.total mess
5.under the 4th moon
6.imbalance
7.flee from reality
8.mysos
9.hand of doom

Seized were a very heavy Canadian doom-sludge band who didn't have a guitarist, but instead had two bass players.  It was seriously interesting to see live.  Metalheads and punks alike seemed to love these dirtbags.  Pretty sure they existed between 1995-98 out of Quebec and Sherbrooke.   My old band DOF did a split 7" with them, it might be Seized's first release?  My relationship started with these guys when I was introduced to them via my 'ol Canadian pal Simon Harvey.  He did a label at the time called Dysgusher, and thought that my other band Monster X would be perfectly matched to do a split 7" with his friends from Human Greed(who he had done a record with).  We ended up doing a split on Hater Of God, and spending lots of time with the Human Greed guys playing shows, traveling between countries and doing mini weekend tours.  When Human Greed broke up, members went on to form Seized, so we were backing them 100%, and loving what they were doing.  I miss Steph and Wag.  I have a memory of staying over at Stephs house in Sherbrooke, and waking up to his pitt-bull(Bum) humping my head and then stealing my friend Kerry's panties.  It took two people to get him off of me.  RIP Bum.  Pretty awesome/strange cover of Sabbaths hand of doom.  Enjoy the tunes.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WARHEAD-Cry of truth 7"(1992)



















One of my favorite Japanese hardcore bands ever.  Right up there after Bastard and Gauze.  When my Japanese friends were booking my old band the Oath to tour Japan for 10 days he asked me with whom we wanted to play.  Warhead were at the top of my list, and Kenji made my wishes come true.  I had a mostly terrible time in Japan for numerous reasons, but seeing these guys was a high point.  This is prior to them ever playing outside of Japan.





















When we got to the gig the members of warhead were already there, making jokes to one another, obviously about us.  Japanese show tradition is that everyone sound checks, and sorta plays a few songs for the other bands in a form of respect (I think)... its sorta weird, but you get used to it after a while.  The backline is provided by the club, so everyone plays out of the same amps, and drums.  The bands just bring their guitars, and cymbals. We showed up late or something, and somehow missed Warheads sound check, so I think there was some early tension.  The singer and drummer were really scary dudes.  Older Japanese punks who had obviously been around forever and didn't fit in with Japanese social culture at all.  I felt like they were the first true Japanese punks we had come across over there.  The guitarist was obviously a junkie.  The bassist looked nice enough though.  At any rate no one had told me that these older Japanese bands didn't want to be photographed or video taped while gigging.  Well that led to trouble right off the bat.  I was right up front when WH started playing... the singer was going apeshit, then noticed me shooting video or photos and rushed over to me and started screaming in my face in Japanese, then using his finger on his neck motioning for me to cut it.  It took another audience member to relay this to me, and let me know that it wasn't cool and to stop.  I sorta did, though i think I tried to stealthly take some shots.  I'll post some in this upload, although they are crappy due to the earliest of digital cameras.
By the end of the night we went out to eat and drink with Warhead... I ended up bonding with the bassist(talking about hard rock).  Everyone was shit faced drunk and became friends.  End of my Warhead story.








Dinner with Warhead











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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The VERGE- Habitual 7" (1983)



















1. tradition
2. understand
3. picturesque
4. hypocrisy

The Verge were a great band from Albany NY that were around a little to early for me to see them live.  They formed in 1980 or 81 and were known to open for bands like the Ramones, and even Flipper in Albany and Saratoga.  This is my favorite Albany record from those early years.  So much so that I actually owned three copies of this rarity at one time.  Its not a hardcore record at all..  I always thought they reminded me of Joy Division meets Killing Joke.   Its a KBD type ep.  I've heard people refer to them as power pop, I don't see it.  Supposedly there is an entire unreleased LP that was recorded, then axed because the band broke up.  I would love to hear this...because at the end of their career they supposedly started playing faster and harder.  I hope a band member unearths it someday, and it gets a proper release on vinyl.

ASSUCK/ OLD LADY DRIVERS Split 7" (1990)





















Assuck is another one of those bands that saved many of us during the 90's when good hardcore seemed a real rarity.  I only got to see these guys twice, both times in NYC at CBGBs.  The band formed in 1987 in Florida where the death metal scene was growing strong. They really crossed over to the metal scene... as the frantic, well produced/played grindcore they were playing resinated with both punks and metalheads.  Dudes were real pioneers.  OLD went on to put out records on Earache.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

HAIL MARY-Demo Tape (1997)


















1. an island of sanity in a sea of madness
2. a foot in the mouth
3. el toro
4. it made you sick
5. for what its worth

One can't think about Albany Hardcore and not think about Mark Telfian.  Dude stuck around the scene forever.  I met him in 1990 at a random show.  He usually played guitar and wrote riffs(Limp Wrist, DOF, Conniption, Amongst Ourselves, By The Throat, Death Squad)... not in this band though, this is his first time fronting a band and singing.  He had actually asked me to jam with him playing bass along with the the og guitarist and drummer.  I did it twice, and Mark smartened up and booted me because I was poisoning the others by telling them it was a Born Against clone.  The Og guitarist Jim Kopta passed away around a decade ago in a freak accident.  Really sad.  This band had way to many line up changes...over 25 in all its years.  At any rate here is the demo.  Enjoy it!













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Sunday, February 15, 2015

CROSSED OUT-Discography 1990-1993




















Its been a while...
This is the stuff that saved me in the 1990's when hardcore punk seemed to be going south. Everyone seemed to be slowing down, or going post something or another... not these guys.  The band was from the San Diego area and existed for three short years and played something like 15 shows. Its obvious that they were influenced by No Comment, and Infest.  I bought the bands first 7" at Erl records in Albany NY and was blown away by how brutal the band was.  I later bought the split with MITB from the same shop, and then got the split 5" from my friend Brian who played in Dropdead.  If you haven't heard this, but are a fan of brutal music...47 songs, this is heaven.

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Re Upped a bunch of crap

I re upped about 30 records on the blog last week.  Its something I'll def try to keep doing in the future.  Enjoy the tunes...
some of the re-ups are:

Zouo 7"
Idiots LP
Divine Malice demo
Sadistic Sex demo
Kwik Way LP
Bastard LP
Rat Pack 7"
BHT demo
Chronic Disorder LP
Graven Image 7"
RKL live tape
Faff-Bey LP
Cut The Shit-Harmed LP

Lots more... Use the search function (upper left)

Friday, June 6, 2014

ROMPER ROOM REJECTS-10 song demo(1987)





1.Skate or die
2.Abortion
3.Reagan lies
4.Use your brain
5.Trial & Error
6.Drunken State
7.Judgement Day
8.Body pile
9.Challenger
10.No fun after curfew

I thought this recording was lost forever, but it was actually saved recently.  The Romper Room Rejects was a band I was in that started in 1986 in SF CA.  My best bud Zoran(the mightyZee) played guitar, I sang, Kenny Donovan pounded the drums, and Michael Roi played Bass.  I'd heard Michael passed away within the last couple years.  He was a French immigrant who at that time had no papers to be here.  Totally a sweet guy.
We practiced at my apt on Fell street in the Hayes district of the city.  At that time it was a really rough neighborhood.  We'd eat at soup kitchens with our punk peers. Bomb hills on our skateboards, Party like everyday was our last,, and go to every show in the city.  It was the funnest time of my life.
The demo was recorded by this guy Brian in 1987 at the Gilman Street warehouse.  When the club first opened they decided to try recording bands on days, and mornings(or whenever there wasn't a gig or meeting).  We set up one morning like we were playing live on the stage, Brian got our sounds and mix, and then had us roll through our songs while he'd capture the recording through whatever weird set up they had there.  No over dubs.. totally live.  Our heros were RKL, Corrupted Morals, Attitude Adjustment, Poison Idea, Agnostic Front and a good heap of bay area metal bands(Sacrilege BC, Possessed, Death Angel, Exodus, etc.).  At any rate there are 10 songs here.  Thanks to Anthony for helping to save this recording.

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Michael, Kenny, Zoran, Nate
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

RAISE CAIN-Bootleg 7"(1992)



1.Apache
2.Hi speed
3.Indians
4.Liar

I have no idea why the band named this ep "bootleg", its not one.  I was turned on to Japanese hardcore pretty early by a friend of mine in Albany named Louis.  He was blasting the stuff for me in the late 80's... I didn't get it then(I was a idiot).  There were very few dudes in the U.S. scene who were really exposed and immersed in this stuff back then.  Brian Dropdead, and Wedge from Ohio were others who were totally into it like my buddy Louis.  Brian even did a zine called Japcore.  He'd sell his zines and some random records he was distroing at shows that I would frequent in the early 90's.  I recall buying the first Voorhees 7" and this ep from him at a show.  He raved about both bands.  Raise Cain sorta remind me of a less powerful Bastard.  The songs are furiously fast, and articulately tight.  The vox are brutal and sung with lots of passion.  lots of noodling solos make this epic enough for this metalhead.

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PIRANHA-Big fucking teeth demo (1988)




1.Nursey Rhymes
2.Alone we'll survive

Anyone not familiar with this is in for a real treat.  I was lucky enough to see these guys in the Bay Area in around 1987.  The band featured ex Exodus front man Paul Baloff who formed this band after he'd been replaced by Legacy's vocalist and was booted from Exodus.
This line up only lasted maybe a year before Paul left Piranha to front Heathen.  At some point he left Heathen and tried to reform Piranha with a new line up.   Paul was a real character.  He loved his drink, drugs, and thrash metal.  I became friends with him when he started managing and booking bands at the rock on broadway.  Its rumored that this was Produced by James Hetfield.  Pretty sure thats not true.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

INTENT-1989 demo tape




















1. reach out
2. it won't happen that way
3.meaningless
4. stupid fools
5. dirt
6. identity
7. alone
8. so what

I haven't posted on here in a while.  Been busy raising my daughter and doing other stuff.  Recently found this tape and wanted to get it up here so maybe it wouldn't get lost forever.

 This demo tape came out in 1989, and was recorded at Cotton hill studios live. It is missing two songs from the original tape due to the quality of the tape being to fucked up.  The band was from Albany NY and featured Steve Watts on vox, Dave Stevenson on guitar, Kevin O on drums, and myself on bass.  Both Kevin and myself went on to play in Devoid Of Faith.  Intent played a shit ton of shows, and existed for maybe 3 years with a few different line ups and crappy 7"s.  This is my favorite recorded material by the band, as its raw and we were listening to the likes of Infest, Fear Of God, Heresy, Black Flag, Void, etc.  We were one of the few non Straightedge bands from the area to be playing hardcore in a sea of way to much of that NYC HC tough guy shit.
Thanks to my old Friend Marc for finding the original artwork for this in his tape collection. 



















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Thursday, September 27, 2012

DEATH SQUAD-7" ep



















1.Attack Retreat
2.Walking on Rusty Nails
3.Double or Nothing

This was a really fun band to play in.   It was really relaxing to do.  I worked with My buddy Mark Telfian painting houses all day, then we'd go write songs or practice them after work.  It was a great stress release.  This was recorded in 2003, and released on youth Attack Records while we were all living in Albany NY.  McCoy did the entire layout, and made it look as questionable as Telfians politics.  I  love it.  We wrote these songs in Altamont NY at Dan Barkers parents house.  He played drums.  My 'ol buddy/roomate Eric Schou played bass, Mark Telfian played guitar, and did the main vox.  I played lead guitars, acoustic guitars, and back up vox.
We recorded the ep at Will Dandy's Dead Air Studio in Western Mass.  At the time that Mark and I were writing these songs, we were heavily influenced by three bands.  Megadeth, Abc Diablo, and Citizens Arrest. Thats all I recall listening to during that time period. I don't think you can hear the influences so much, but that is what we were going for musically.  I wish we'd been able to do more together.  We recorded a demo tape, that later got pressed to vinyl, but thats really it... enjoy.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

DISCHARGE-Live at the Farm in S.F. Sept 7th 1986(getting heckeled))
















This tape being uncovered I owe to my friend Kevin 'O who I gave the only copy to well over twenty years ago.  He was nice enough to save it, and recently sent it back to me.  My guess is that if I would have kept it, it would be lost in a sea of tapes, or given away to someone else.  I wish I still had the Possessed, and A.A. sets from the gig on tape... they are lost in a sea of tapes for sure. 
The tape is from 1986 at the Farm in SF.  It was the last show Discharge played after touring the U.S.A. on a their sell out LP.   I had no idea that they had put out a bad record, and were touring on it, so me hearing them sounding like this was a complete shock.  I was ready to hear the classic Discharge... I can be heard talking to another dude standing next to me about how they sound worse then Ratt, and wondering if anyone from the Orig lineup is even in the band.  They really were horrible, and within the first song you can hear the crowd chanting fuck you.  Within 10 mins in they give up playing, and for the next 30 mins, random dudes come out on stage to yell at the crowd, and tell them the cops are coming, and that we are closed minded assholes.  Andy Anderson(Attitude Adjustment), and Scotty Verbal Abuse are some of the randoms talking the crowd down.  Seriously a great memory.  The entire farm chanting DRI, DRI, DRI, DRI...In hopes that DRI who had opened would come back out and play.  Turns out that when Discharge came back out to give it another go, DRI walked up with a trash can full of garbage and threw it at the band.  Members of the band were actually crying because of the reaction.  Years later My friend Jim MacNaughton told me he saw them at La'Mar or something in NY, and the same thing happened.  That would have been at the beginning of the tour.  Hard to believe they toured like this. The recording was done on a little walkmen type tape player, but sounds awesome.  There are only a few songs played, most the time of this tape is the great banter by roadies, and SF scene dudes.  Pretty sure nothing else in the world exists like this. Enjoy the download

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