A couple of years ago (yes, years) I posted two Reality Control? compilations. Most people who know anything about Reality Control? know about the label that was run by John Lyons (by the way John, belated happy birthday!) but I’m not sure that too many know that there was also a band called Reality Control? and yes, John was in it for a while. (It was also the name of John’s super cool zine that he should digitize and post online–I can’t do it from here in India unless he wants to send me old copies of all of them….)
Anyway, I was looking through some of my old MiniDiscs and copying some of the music on there and came across this oddity: a Reality Control? tape titled “Children of Terra.” I don’t have the actual tape with me, so unfortunately I cannot tell you who was on this tape (I know John was not) nor can I tell you what the song titles are. If anyone else has this tape, maybe they can pass the information on.
You might also want to check out Ryan’s post of A Fool’s Paradisewhich not only has songs by Reality Control? but also songs by Suckerpunch (the song’s on the 10″ also, but this is a different recording), Downcast, and others.
I remember David had moved away after recording the songs for One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence 10″ and during the time he was gone, he took a course in music recording. When he came back to Santa Barbara for a short visit, he also lent me a tape with some of the stuff he had been doing.
Although, I guess that by posting this here for free, maybe I’m now giving away my hardcore soul. Hmm. Not sure.
Anyway, here are two cool hardcore comps: Give Me Back and Toxic Waste on Yer Plate. The first is from an LP put out by Ebullition, and was one of the first records that got me into the hardcore scene way back when. The second is from some tape I got from (I think) Green Earth Tapes or something like that and had lots of cool crusty/pogo stuff to listen to. (Read on for the downloads….) Continue reading →