Sunday, December 14, 2014
Fit For Abuse - Mindless Violence 7'' (1996) Massachusets
Last in our Remasters #2 Series is Fit For Abuse.
F.F.A. got started in the winter of ’95. Inspired by the likes of Negative FX,
Poison Idea, Gang Green and Negative Approach, Fit For Abuse released
their debut 7” “Mindless Violence” on crust records in ’97. After releasing
the EP, singer Matt Kelly joined the Dropkick Murphys as their drummer
and decided to leave F.F.A. because of his nonstop touring schedule.
Paragraph above is from last.fm, as I don't know alot about Fit For
I've know about this band since they came out, just don't have much
information on their background.
But needless to say, ripping classic ep from the 90's !!!!!
More classic killer remasters to come !
Keep an eye out for Remasters #3 Series coming soon !!!!!
03 World In Panic
04 The Other White Meat
05 Tough Guy
06 Power Corrupts
08 One-Way Valve
09 Fit For Abuse
10 No Sympathy
11 I Hate Myself
12 Leech In My Side
Cardiac Arrest - Life's A Dead End 7'' (2006) St. Louis, Missouri
One of my absolute favorite bands from the Midwest, Cardiac Arrest !
These cats have been ripping up the pavement since the early 2000's
with their raging 80's Boston hardcore sound !
If you listened to this one without knowing who the band was, you
might think these are the lost recordings of Negative FX :)
These guys 100% embody the traditional old 80's fast Boston
sound, but with newer flares of their own.
I've known the singer Rob for years, great great dude !!!!!
Very much a part of the St. Louis scene for a long time !
I know bands and people from hardcore scenes all over the world,
and Rob is definitely one of the coolest !!!!!
Anyway, this one is a total classic !!!!! Definitely grab this one, sound
has been improved from the original rip.
01 Fool Me Once
02 Old New
03 What's Up
04 Going Nowhere
05 Daily Dose
06 End Of The Line
Pink Eye - Worldwide Columbine 12'' (2006) Canada
I'm gonna use a review for this post, it explains much better than
me today :) This one has been remastered in all it's glory !
12" EP from this short-lived project featuring Damian "Pink Eyes"
Abraham from F***ed Up on vocals. When this hit the streets it felt
like it was largely in line with the early F***ed Up material, but listening
back to this a few years later I feel like there's a distinct crossover vibe.
It reminds me quite a bit of the Accüsed or Dealing with It-era DRI, but
with Abraham's trademark vocals. In other words, it's tough, metallic,
mega-fast but still insanely catchy and punk.
I'm not going to write the tracklist on this one, one if the songs is a bit
controversial, and I don't want to create any bad vibes.
Great ep ! Originally came out as a Self Titled 7'', was later repressed
and retitled on 12''.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Providence/Free At Last - Youth Crew 98 split 7'' (1998) Germany
This split comes from Germany, late 90's.
Hailing from Bremen Germany, Providence was an old school youth
crew band that existed from 1996-1999. Don't know much about em,
and not sure if they had any other releases, but they definitely shred !!!!!
The other band on this split, also a band I know little about, Free At Last
were around from 95-98'. These guys were from the city of Aurich
Germany, with similar old school stylings.
Really solid bands, wish I new more about em, but I do know they
kick some serious ass !!!!!
01 Providence - Authority
02 Providence - Just A Phase
03 Providence - Won’t Be A Part
04 Free At Last - It's Done
05 Free At Last - Division
06 Free At Last - Together
07 Free At Last - Forever
Vacant State - State Of Confusion ep (2009) Vancouver, Canada
Alright, Pat was inspired to clean up their first EP as well, haha,
very cool !!!!!
Read the post before this one, explains a little about the band.
Anyway, no need to say more on this one, just download and
01 Tight Grip
03 Give Up
04 State Of Confusion
Vacant State - Internal Conflict ep (2010) Vancouver, Canada
#4 in this second remaster series is Vacant State from Vancouver
Loved these guys since their first ep ! Raging Boston style HC, with
Punk and Oi elements at times, these dudes know where it's at !
Everything they put out is classic, fantastic band !!!!!
This one is from 2010, a must !
02 What Right ?
03 No Say
05 Internal Conflict
Insurance Risk - No Pity ep (2002) Norway
Ok, #3 in this series is the second ep by Insurance Risk, the first one
was remastered in the first series, scroll down for How Much More ep.
One of my favorites from Norway !
Insurance Risk were fast and in your face Boston style 80's hardcore,
ex-members of Onward and Washington Disease, who I also highly
Washington Disease started in the early 90's, and I posted them on
this blog a couple years back. Onward was formed in the mid 90's,
pure fast ripping straight edge, absolutely stellar band !
But we are gathered here today for Insurance Risk, and I pay homage
to them with this remaster !
In 2009, they released Violence In Our Minds lp on Crucial Response
Records, which is all their material remastered.
This rip was taken from the 7'', and cleaned up from it's original state.
Again, these guys are one of my favorites from Norway, and in the
Boston style of HC !
All hail Insurance Risk !!!!!
01 The Hammer
02 I Want More
03 No Pity
04 Speak Our Minds
05 No Limit In Sight
06 Life Of Pain
07 Turned Your Backs
08 Payback Time
09 Broken Hearts
10 The Punisher
Shipwrecked - Demo Cassette (2004) Norway
Next in our Remasters series is the almighty Shipwrecked from Norway !
Born out of the ashes of the spectacular entity known as Insurance Risk,
these guys came out on the scene with a bang !
This Demo, Arctic Nights ep, and final recording came out back in 2012
as The Last Pagans lp on Crucial Response Records. Those first 2
releases were remastered for the lp, but this remaster comes straight
from the cassette rip. This rip has been floating around since the Demo
came out, and is now definitely with good improved sound !
Check it out, total classic in the vein of fast US hardcore ala Boston,
I present to you Shipwrecked !
02 Pearls and Pigs
03 Challenge Time
06 Keyboard Avenger
Commitment Crew - Hisingen 7'' (2007) Sweden
Alright, hold on tight, Remasters Series #2 is here !
My good bud Pat/Hatefilled from Holland is continuously working
hard on fixing sound on digital rips of a ton of the classics that all of
the real hardcore punks out there know about and love !
Most of the stuff he's been remastering lately are classics from the last
15 years, but he's digging into some of the old 80's stuff as well, so
could be some future surprises to come ! :)
Anyhow, this classic is from 2007, from Göteborg, Sweden.
Commitment Crew sound ranged from U.S. Boston hardcore scene,
to classic Oi sounding Punk.
Carrying on the tradition of old US hardcore style, Commitment Crew
were a great band that people will remember for a long time to come !
01 B-Garden Boys
02 No Justice
03 What's The Fuss
07 Winter's Coming
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