Condemned To Death – Self Titled 7inch EP (r radical records) 1984. A while back I posted some Tales of Terror and Malfeitor as well a number of other folks started name-checking a band called Condemned To Death that I was somewhat unaware of. Let me give you the background on this because I think its kinda funny. Back in the day I bought a record called Slum With A View by a Fresno band called Capitol Punishment. I didn’t like it at all and sold it a few weeks later. I had read that they were a good band but from what I could tell, they were pretty unmemorable. Over the years, that band became Condemned to Death in my mind and I avoided any releases by them like the plague. In reality, those bands had nothing in common other than they were both hardcore bands, both from Northern California, both released records around the same time, and both had similar names. Hey, wait a minute. That’s a lot of similarity. No wonder I got confused.
So anyway, don’t let it ever be said that Joe Stumble does not listen to the readers. I take your advice very seriously. If you say that I’m a chump for not diggin’ on a band, I’m gonna go right out and check said band out. I did that with Condemned To Death and let me tell ya….I am glad I did. See, I used to have a couple of their tracks on a tape back in high school and for years. YEARS man…I looked for Hairspray Randy and Bang your Maidenhead. I thought they were long-lost Fang tracks and I have bought everything by Fang. Never found ‘em which is of course because they weren’t Fang tracks at all. They were off of Condemned To Death’s genius LP Diary of a Love Monster. So, I guess the moral of the story is that I too discover cool shit off of Last Days. It’s a win-win.
GTA released all of C2D’s material a few years back and I highly recommend buying it. I’ve posted their first 7inch so that you can hear them but make no mistakes, this EP is nothing compared to the LP that followed. I highly recommend buying a copy of the GTA release to hear that.
Condemned To Death – 7inch EP
Pain Of Mind