LDoMoE Podcast #20 – First Wave Hardcore Volume Five

Moving Targets

Ahhh hardcore, how can I possibly stay away from ye?

First Wave Hardcore Podcast #5

Moving Targets Changing Your Mind
Unseen Force Don’t Know
Send Help Buffy’s Dead
Jackshit hicktown
Conflict (AZ) See what i’ve done
Koro blap
Hüsker Dü You Think I’m Scared
Groinoids Empty Skull
Attitude Adjustment 08 DSFA
No Trend Mass Sterilization Caused By Veneral Disease

Any Three Initials Worst Thing
Life Sentence Punks for Profit
Fuck-Ups I Hate You
5051 Too late
YYY Wanderlust
Savage Beliefs Big Big Sky
Red Meat Another Day
The Hated I Don’t Like You
Neurotic Arseholes BW-Mörder
Law and Order Violent Waltz

Moss Icon What They Lack
Useless Pieces of Shit junkie punks
Urgent Fury tet
Executioner Nagasaki
Fearless Iranians From Hell Theme
BGK Action Man
Sorry Honesty
Ultraman Axe
Bang Gang Dickhead
Whoppers Taste Good Corinthian Leather Warrior

Upright Citizens I Hate Church
Russian Meatsquats Powerplug
Clitboys Gay’s Okay
The Knockabouts Aimless Youth
Compos Mentis Confused
America’s Hardcore Cops are Criminals
Token Entry Antidote
Nip Drivers Tiki God
Scum exit death
Dissonance Cruise Control

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14 Responses to LDoMoE Podcast #20 – First Wave Hardcore Volume Five

  1. Dave says:

    Moving Targets “Changing Your Mind”, one of my favorite songs ever… Send Help, I haven’t heard them in years, I had a tape of theirs once (with the song “You Don’t Fit” on it) and I thought it was great… Nip Drivers, too, another one of my all-time favorite bands… woo hoo

  2. Jenny says:

    Holy balls, I didn’t know Steven Blush had constructed that.

  3. Joe says:

    @Dave – Moving Targets = one of the best bands ever.

  4. Dave says:

    Oh yeah, Moving Targets, totally. Saw them at the Anthrax in CT back when “Burning In Water” first came out, maybe one more time after that, and they’re definitely in the top tier of ’80s indie bands. And it’s amazing how good “Changing Your Mind” is, considering that it’s just a demo (or I think it was on “Bands That Could Be God” only) and I don’t think they ever re-recorded it for another record.

    I just found an old zine/newsletter of mine with a “best of 1986″ list, “Burning In Water” was #2 behind Bl’ast “The Power of Expression”… believe it or not. (believe that I had the Bl’ast record at #1, I mean)

  5. Joe says:

    That B’last record is pretty fucking amazing though Dave…

  6. rob roberge says:


    Rob from the Urinals here…wow, THANKS so much for reminding me of the Moving Targets. I opened for trhem a couple times in Boston in the mid-80′s…they had one of my favorite tunes of the era…”The Other Side”…which is kinda of a Husker Du sound-alike song, but a damn good one! Thanks-

  7. Joe says:

    Hey Rob! – Yeah the other side and faith kick off their best album Burning in Water. It doesnt sound as derivative of Husker Du now as it did then…what band did you play in in Boston?

  8. Dave says:

    I remember the first time I saw Moving Targets, and a buddy of mine kept yelling out for them to play “The Hardest Part”… finally Kenny Chambers said, “I think you mean ‘The Other Side’”… The Hardest Part being a Tom Petty song, of course… I guess the lyrics screwed him up.

    Yeah, that Bl’ast! record was a mindblower back then, but when I tried to listen to it again a few years ago I couldn’t even get through it… early hardcore (’80-’84) is one thing, I still have no problem listening to any of it, but there’s just a bunch of stuff I used to really like from the ’86 era that doesn’t sit well with me anymore…

  9. Joe says:

    Yeah, I know what you’re saying. I’ll have to listen to the B’last records and see what happens. It’s been a long time.

  10. Mike says:

    Token Entry are from Queens, not Philly.

  11. Joe says:

    @Mike – wow, my whole life I thought they were a Philly band. Wonder where I got that idea?

  12. Mike says:

    Haha! Maybe you were thinking of the Pagan Babies?? The Hawker Records connection?

  13. Mike says:

    Strangely enough they were also both on Positive Force also.

  14. Joe says:

    I think its the Pagan Babies thing and them both being on Hawker. Yeah, I guess over the years I confused the Pagan Babies with Token Entry. I’m an old man…

    Which also now reminds me that I did not include the Pagan Babies on any of these podcasts.

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