Monday, January 18, 2010

The Passed: Someone (1990)

If you believed mainstream media morons post Nirvana, you’d have thought that punk died and then miraculously reappeared in the early nineties. Of course, not only is this is the stupidest thing to be heard this side of a potable quotable Pat Roberts; it is also an insult to everyone involved in the scene at the time. Just to really stick the point in, The Passed, like countless other bands showed the underground was alive and well in 1990 when they recorded this awesome slab of melodic punk fun. As usual, the mainstream just didn't notice.

I don’t know much about this band, apart from the fact that they actually cared about the world and recorded in Pennsylvania. Other than that, I have no clue. If anyone knows, please leave a comment.

1. Free Our Lives / The Price / Blind Into Blind
2. Someone / Hiding In Our Pockets

Download it here! The Passed

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bad Influence: War’s No Fun (1983)

Let’s start off the 2010 blog season with something rare and rad. Here is some vintage early 80s So Cal style hardcore (though they were from San Francisco) by Bad Influence. Think Circle Jerks when it comes to their sound; they even have a song called "I Don't Care". The attitude is also in the gnarly “So Cal fuck you style”, as evidenced by these lyrics, “Who the fuck made you the president, I didn’t vote for you.”

Enjoy this rare demo from 1983. Now go and tear shit up!

Image is from Kill From The Heart

1. War's No Fun
2. Mental War Patient
3. IRS
4. Do What You Want
5. Bad Influence
6. Always On My Ass
7. I Don't Care
8. Maximum Punishment

Download it here! Bad Influence