I was flipping through some of the old books that I used to scribble in way back when, and I came across a page that had the following:
The Original Cover Chain
This was a little idea that I had long before So, sue me already, back when I loved making mix-tapes for my friends. This mix-tape never materialized, and since then, my music exposure has increased quite a bit, leading to what I think is a pretty damn impressive compilation….
I’m not entirely sure what to say about the music in this post. The first set of songs is by a band called Munk. I don’t have much information about them–just that they recorded (to my knowledge) two seven-inches, which I bought when I saw them live a looooong time ago. The releases were simply titled “1″ and “2″ and the online FLEX discography has a tiny review here and here.
The second set of songs is from a compilation 7″ that came along with a magazine called Chemical Imbalance [more details here]. I picked it up for the Faust and Sun City Girls tracks. I must say that, overall, I wasn’t blown away by anything; still, it is a good rarity worth checking out.
I used to really like buying punk and hardcore comps, even when I already had the song by the band (or bands) that I already knew. (That seemed to happen quite often, by the way, but some of the more prolific bands–like J Church in this case–would contribute songs not found on other recordings.)
Anyway, here is one that I picked up for J Church and Assfactor 4. It ended up introducing me to Rights Reserved, Tonka, and a few other cool rockers.
Again, it has been a little while since I last uploaded some good hardcore to rock out to. So, to make up for lost time, here is one double LP and two regular LP compilations filled with some awesome songs. The Vinyl Retentive compilation is truly amazing.
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 →
After quite some time, I’ve decided to get around to taking some stuff off my minidiscs again, converting them to mp3s, and uploading some more music. This time, I’ve decided to revisit some of the cool stuff that John Lyons used to release. (John’s much too busy doing much cooler things these days, so he doesn’t spend time putting out cool records with nice hand-silk-screened covers and so on. I guess we can’t have too much of a good thing, right?)
Anyway, here, I’ve uploaded the two Reality Control? compilations released on Reality Control? Recordings a long time ago.
I was able to take advantage of some quiet time in the office and upload all of Viva Los Angeles (II) a couple of days ago. So, instead of uploading half now and half later, here’s the entire compilation.
An unexplained feature of this particular compilation is some text in the liner notes about Psi Com, making it seem like you sould expect some music from Psi-Com (featuring Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell) on here… (there isn’t any, though…). But on a related note, maybe some of my Radio Tokyo Tapes comps will be posted here soon.
Read on for the tracklist and to dowload the mp3s….