It's a bit of a disappointment when my favourite demos are from the bands about whom I know the least, and REBEL ARMY are certainly one of my favourites. Here are five mid tempo plodding UK punk numbers that would have fit very nicely alongside THE MOB, BLYTHE POWER, LACK OF KNOWLEDGE and the like, from a band who appeared on third Bullshit Detector compilation and then appears to have faded into obscurity. The keyboards are sparse, but their use on "Insane" is absolutely brilliant, and shows how great this band might have become had they kept writing and recording (maybe they did? anyone got any hidden gems?). This is about to be the best 20 minutes of your day.
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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