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Apocalypse Hoboken – Punish The Innocent CS

Apocalypse Hoboken – Punish The Innocent CS (Full On, 1992):  A lot of people are familiar with APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN.  They were a totally unique, legitimately weird band.  This relatively early tape, which pre-dates Todd Pot taking over vocal duties, is … Continue reading

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V. Reverse – Demo CS

V. Reverse – Demo CS (self-released, 1995):  I really like V. REVERSE.  Their 10″ is one of my favorite records from this time period in Chicago.  They’re a band that has always seemed to defy any kind of easy categorization … Continue reading

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My Foolish Halo – Demo CS

My Foolish Halo – Demo CS (1993?, self-released):  90’s punk is weird.  There are certain things that, to me, will always be a part of punk to varying degrees – an amateurishness in musical ability, an urgency, a palpable compulsion … Continue reading

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Ooze – #12 + 13 CS

Ooze – #12 + 13 CS (2013, self-released):  You know who OOZE is.  I don’t feel the band needs much of an introduction at this point, but if you’re truly unfamiliar you could find a worse place to start.  While … Continue reading

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Boiling Over – Live on WESN CS

Boiling Over – Live on WESN CS (self-released, 2009):  This live tape’s sound quality is a little rough at times, but it’s a great snapshot of one of my favorite Chicago bands of the late 2000’s.  BOILING OVER played really … Continue reading

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Ooze – American Beans #1 CS

Ooze – American Beans #1 CS (2012): The first burst from the inimitable OOZE.  Featuring members of tons of other NWI bands, OOZE gestated for a while with a bunch of tapes in very small runs.  This is one such tape. … Continue reading

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John Brown Battery – Demo Tape

John Brown Battery – Demo Tape (1999):  This is a submission from the comments section on a past post about the incredible JOHN BROWN BATTERY, but since the link expired I thought I’d re-upload it. This demo tape is seriously … Continue reading

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Crude Humor – Gold, Guns, and Giftcards CS

Crude Humor – Gold, Guns, and Giftcards CS (self released, 2013):  Despite not posting with enough regularity, I’ve still been scannin’ and rippin’ fresh jams for this space.  Here’s one example of my arduous task – the debut cassette from … Continue reading

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Stubborn Attitude/Get Bent – split CS

Stubborn Attitude/Get Bent split CS (self-released, 200?):  Another rager from the mid-2000’s in Northwest Indiana, this time pre-dating bands like SCABS, DURESS, PUKEOID, CARBONLEAK, and plenty more.  I first heard GET BENT and STUBBORN ATTITUDE on a benefit tape called LIVER-AIDE … Continue reading

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V/A – Cool Bands

I’ve seen the second and third installments of this series of tape comps floating around, but not the first.  So here you have it – the inaugural COOL BANDS compilation.  These three tapes all focus on a pocket of truly … Continue reading

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