Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here, finally, are a few mp3s from the We Need To Talk EP. This record hits a lot of nerves; it has some powerviolence/sludge grooves and some LEFT FOR DEAD-style attack. It tops it all off with Scrotum Grinder-esque, loud, pissed vocals. Lyrically, this pulls no punches on personal and socio-political fronts. This band may not be around much longer so you kids on the Bayou better soak it in while you can. This was a 3 way split with IFB Records, Human Crush and One Eye Records. These records look great; letter-pressed covers and a huge booklet to boot. These are available from me for 5 bucks ppd. Paypal fahy_john@hotmail.com or send cash, check or money order to John Fahy/15011 lakeside view drive/apt. 2402/ Fort Myers/FL/33919


"I'd Rather Die Twice Than Be Born Again"

"Riff Limit"

"Unholy Outlaw"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Life's Blood - live

This is Life's Blood's contribution to the 1988 New Breed cassette compilation; two live tracks from CBGB's in 1988. The band has no other recording that captures them as raw and vicious as they are here; the songs are played with a speed and volatility not seen on anything else in their discography. Speaking of which, Prank Records is supposed to be releasing the Life's Blood collection, hopefully before 2010. I hope also that these recordings make it onto the discography, perhaps even more from this performance if we're lucky. Aside from these tracks, the New Breed compilation countless other treasures; Raw Deal demo tracks(pre-Killing Time), Uppercut's take on straight edge, "Am I Clear?", Live and demo tracks from Beyond, Breakdown, Outburst and Absolution and a lot more miscellany. This comp really needs to be re-released - if it's not superior, it's at least equal in quality and impact as the "Where The Wild Things Are" New York Hardcore compiliation. On the miscellaneous side, there's another vicious track on the comp that I'll include, also sung by Life Blood's Jason O'Toole: Collapse's "Failure". This band to my knowledge only released one EP, but you can see the vicious vocal style O'Toole had developed in the Life's Blood live recordings stayed on for these sessions.

This is what I think of when I think of classic hardcore.

Life's Blood - "Maximum Security" - live

Life's Blood - "Youth Enrage" - live

Collapse - "Failure"