Category Archives: DC

The Hated – The Best Pice of Shit

The Hated – The Best Pice of Shit (Self Released Demo Cassette) 1985. Buckle yourselves in because what you are about to listen to here is both one of the most obscure and also possibly the greatest Emo release of … Continue reading

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Swiz – Down

Swiz – Down – Much, Time // Cause, Lie (Hellfire Records) 1987. When I was 16 I was pretty obsessed with Can I Say by Dag Nasty. At the time it seemed like such a huge step forward for hardcore. … Continue reading

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United Mutation – Rainbow Person

United Mutation – Rainbow Person Infinite Regression, Fat Louie, Take Your Pick // Zone, Manna (DSI Records) 1985. Chances are that if you haven’t heard United Mutation and you are being introduced to them by this post, that you may … Continue reading

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9353 – To Whom It May Consume

9353 – To Whom It May Consume (r&b records) 1984. There weren’t that many bands in the original hardcore scene that really pushed the boundaries. I think a lot of this had to do with the fact that hardcore in … Continue reading

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Go Go Crankin’

Go Go Crankin’ – Various (Island Records) 1985. I think George Clinton once described soul music as a “ham hock in your cornflakes”. This most apt description could easily be applied to the go-go music scene of 1980′s era DC. … Continue reading

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RIP Sean Finnegan

Sean Finnegan, drummer for the band VOID, died this week. He was 43 years old. That’s fucked up. I never knew Sean (or anyone from the DC hardcore scene) but it goes without saying that VOID was without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Help Out John Stabb

One of the real problems with doing this blog is that I set some pretty firm standards with myself on not posting shit that is in print. There are a lot of sites out there that will post whole albums … Continue reading

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