The San Francisco Bay Area was a really good place to see punk and hardcore bands in the late 80s and early 90s (it is now as well, but that fact doesn't relate to the point I am trying to make regarding the scene here 17 or so years ago and that scene's relationship to the tape I am posting this evening/morning). ECONOCHRIST, BOMB, GRIMPLE, SPITBOY, FUCKBOYZ and the list goes on...I wish I had been here, but I didn't make it out until 1995ish. I saw the PAXTON QUIGGLY shirts long before I ever heard the band. In fact, before I ever heard them I played a show in Santa Fe, New Mexico that got iced over (as in everyone at the show had to stay in Santa Fe that night because every road out of town was closed and my band stayed with a load of people cooking crack, it was awesome) in 1997 with I SORE, featuring a member of PAXTON QUIGGLY. I SORE was good, but PAXTON QUIGGLY is fucking brilliant. This demo is East Bay punk in a nutshell...melodic but never poppy, aggressive but never macho, just perfect hardcore. It's Wednesday, why not do yourself a favor?
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. Whenever possible, I have linked the posts to currently active labels and/or bands, and you are encouraged to buy physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those bands and labels, not circumvent them. Likewise, if you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so.
DEAD LINKS are common. I will likely not repair broken links, because I am more focused on daily uploads. Various overzealous file hosting sites are making it increasingly difficult to share even non-copyright protected music, and as a result the majority of the download links in older Terminal Escape posts are probably not active.
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