19 December 2012

GUILTY BYSTANDERS


More unsung Midwestern hardcore in the form of Flint, Michigan's GUILTY BYSTANDERS. Raw and irreverent punk and the snottiest vocals this side of THE CRUCIFUCKS. "If It's OK With My Mom" is a legit punk classic and the amount of pure don't give a fuck that these cats delivered in 1985 is astounding. Also, broccoli really does rule.




6 comments:

zhollows said...

This is the perfect mix of slop, snot, tongue in cheek, and middle fingers. I wish more punk just didn't give a shit like this, but I guess that's what changed. Hooray for the Midwest (and for you)!

Rankin Droolcup said...

Check out the Flint Underground Music Archive for a whole slew of Guilty's audio and video.

Marty Natchez said...

Bass player from Fuckface punched Guilty Bystanders' drummer right in the kisser during a stage invasion at Spiderland Acres circa 1994.

the wizard said...

I remember no punchings. It was a pretty chaotic weekend, but I do not recall a punching.
Flint underground here: http://www.takenoprisoners.info/ Easy to get lost, thanks for the link!

The L-RV said...

I grew up on Ben Hamper's radio show on WFBE every week back in the day. Saw these guys many fucking times. Nice to see some recognition all these years later...

Big Red Fred said...

Live at Wild Billz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mhhBBDRmaI