Screaming Ohio punk/hardcore comp stuffed with under the radar burners. DEFNICS, OFFBEATS, BEATOFFS, ZERO DFX, DUMBSHITS, and LOUD AS FUCK combine forces on this home taped collection that likely pre-dates the actual OOPS! Records release in 1982. The songs are presented in an entirely different order, and without several bands that are on the eventual release...but you get one extra DEFNICS song, and that is very good news for you. Aside from the missing bangers, this is a perfect dose of early '80s Middle America punk - you can hear ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS and PAGANS creeping into a few songs, a reminder that this comp is very decidedly from Ohio. Like the Digging In Water tape from a few weeks ago, I'm under the assumption that the hands responsible for this tape trading masterpiece are also responsible for the official release. But assumptions are dangerous, so maybe you should just be content to blast OFFBEATS' "M16" and think about making your own band a little better.
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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