I took up a big chunk of my evening trying to salvage the second track from this demo, "Resist To Exist," but I failed. A descent into warbling quicksand is all I could manage...ahhh, cassettes. So here are three of the four songs on SYSTEMATIC ANNEX's 1985 demo. The driving animal rights song "Death Trades" is really the focus of this tape, the killer fucking track that also appeared on Mortarhate's We Won't Be Your Fucking Poor comp. The two other songs are mellower (especially the drumless "It's The Production Of War") but still solid UK political punk. SYSTEMATIC ANNEX also cranked out a split tape with ANATHEMA in 1985 and then seemed to have called it a day.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. 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....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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