10 December 2010


This week's comp is pretty far removed from most of the Friday posts you may be used to, and your ears will be all the better for it. Released in 1984 by Warpt Records (Maryland) and Masking Tapes (Santa Cruz, California), this comp covers all the US hardcore bases (CHRONIC DISORDER, HOMO PICNIC, PUBLIC ENEMA, DROOLING IDIOTS, CANCEROUS GROWTH) and intersperses weird electro punk (PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE, ASBESTOS ROCKPYLE) and proto-college rock (early CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, RUMPUS CHRIST, ARCATA BOYS CHOIR). There are also a couple of interesting dark wave tunes, some total noise, and live jams from THE DEAD MILKMEN. No song titles were provided, and no information on any of the bands was included. The tape flows well, and while everything here might not be for you, there is certainly enough variety and high enough quality to keep most punks interested.

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