Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ehrgeizig – Live 2009 Tape

Ehrgeizig – Live 2009 (self released):  The weather’s getting cold and it seems like it might actually stick this time.  In true Chicago fashion, it went from the mid-70s to upper-40’s in a day and it’s a real biting cold … Continue reading

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Dead North – Winter Tour 2011 Tape

Dead North Tour Tape 2011  (self released):  Dead North is a great band.  They play hard, their sets are tight and of reasonable length.  They are quite poppy, but still rooted firmly enough in punk to get me excited that … Continue reading

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The Breaks – Get Saved

The Breaks – Get Saved (2005) In the first half of the 2000s, St Louis was a powerhouse for fast thrashy hardcore. One of the bands leading the way was The Breaks. Their debut 7”, “Get Saved”, is a unrelenting … Continue reading

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Dead Friends/Brainstorm split CS

Dead Friends/Brainstorm split tape (self released): I love Dead Friends.  This Gainesville 3-piece hooked me with their first 7” and I tracked down everything I could by them up until their breakup in 2011.  They started off playing driving blasts … Continue reading

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Intifada/Liberate – split 7″

Joey and I are both leaving to play a weekend of Boilerman shows in the Midwest, but a promise is a promise, so here’s the last post of the week.  One more Chicago related record for you until I (might) … Continue reading

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Turncoat – Raise Your Flag

Turncoat – Raise Your Flag: My friend, Matt, taught English as a second language in Japan for the past two years. While there, he made friends with some of the local punks, and last October, he came to visit with his … Continue reading

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More John Brown Battery!?!?

Behold, dear readers, one of two mighty posts for today.  Did you like that John Brown Battery 7″ the other day?  I’ll bet you did.  That’s why I bring you one more juicy track by Chicago’s one and only, this … Continue reading

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V/A Fool’s Gold compilation 7″

Fools Gold Comp 7” (Banter Records, 1993):   I love Chicago area punk from the early/mid 1990’s.  This 7” compilation is a pretty cool sampling of just that.  All the songs were recorded in the same place, in Hoffman Estates, which … Continue reading

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Libyans Demo

Libyans Demo (2007?):  I picked this demo up the first time the Libyans played Chicago.  This Boston band features no other than Chicago’s very own Liz Panella (of Plan of Attack fame).  Since recording this demo, this band has played … Continue reading

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Bury the Burden of Thought

Hi.  This is The Only Normal People, a blog dedicated to making available music that we think is under-rated, unappreciated, or otherwise unrepresented on the Internet.  My name is Jim and my friend Joey is working on this thing as … Continue reading

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