Thursday, 14 April 2011

Coke Bust - Degradation EP - 7" USA issue

COKE BUST - Degradation - 7" USA issue

Tracklist: 1. Another Fucking Problem 2. Long Gone 3. Keep Out 4. Degradation 5. No Authority 6. Deathbed
Following up their LP on Six Weeks Records, DC's COKE BUST have unleashed a monster of a new EP; easily their best and most crushing record to date. DEGRADATION is a blistering, noisy, mind blowing,full-throttle hardcore assault influenced by the masters like Heresy, Ripcord, Infest, and Larm. Tearing through six songs in five minutes, this EP will pummel you down to the ground then leave you on your knees begging for more. Recorded by Kevin at Developing Nations Studios and mastered by Smok (Post Regiment fame).
This band is a fucking force and this is their best material to date... what else is there to say really? This is a certified, grade-A ripper, and if you're into hardcore at all (whether "hardcore" to you means Napalm Death, Youth of Today, or SSD) you will flip your shit to this. God damn... so fucking good. This record will make you see red. Grave Mistake Records.

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Black Market Baby - Potential Suicide - 7" EP

BLACK MARKET BABY - Potential Suicide - 7"

Released nearly 30 years ago and out of print since then, Dr Strange has finally re-released this legendary Killed By Death 7" (originally on Limp Records) with two never before heard live versions of "America's Youth" and "Killing Time" from DC's 9:30 Club in 1984. The studio tracks were originally recorded by Skipp Groff at Inner Ear (Minor Threat, S.O.A., Teen Idles) and the live tracks by Government Issue's Tom Lyle. For fans of Minor Threat, Government Issue, Bad Brains, and Necros.
Black Market Baby from Washington DC were around in the late 70's and early 80's. Unlike most DC bands they played pretty straight forward punk rock instead of hardcore. They were pretty overshadowed by local hardcore bands, but had a great sound and style all their own and mixed well with the hardcore crowd. Their sound was more influenced by the Stooges/Dolls/Heartbreakers and UK Punk than hardcore. This 7" re issue from Dr. Strange features the original two songs on the Limp Records ep plus two never heard live tracks. Because it was on some comps this gets labelled as "KBD" punk at times. However you slice it, great early US punk.

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