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Radii – Garbage Platoon CS

Radii – Garbage Platoon CS (self-released, 1997):  The first time I heard RADII was on the More Than Music 10″ compilation.  Their track on there was a lengthy quiet introduction followed by a minute or so of pure chaos.  This … Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Morphine – Demo CS

Mary Tyler Morphine – Demo CS (self-released):  MARY TYLER MORPHINE is a band I’ve been familiar with since I was a youth, but I never dug into them.  I’d hear a song here or there on compilation CDs or on … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Rustweiler – Sin, Squalor, and the American Lie 10″

Rustweiler – Sin, Squalor, and the American Lie 10″ (Peter the Weiner, 1997): Sorry for the extended absence.  My sound card on my computer crapped out on me and then shortly after my van was totaled when some bozo rear-ended me. … Continue reading

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Humdingers – Once Upon A Summertime… 7″

The Humdingers – Once Upon A Summertime… 7″ (Lance Harbor Records, 1996):  Yet another lost mid-90’s Chicago gem, this is the first EP by the Chicago suburbs’ own THE HUMDINGERS.  The first time I heard this band on the More … Continue reading

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The Freeze/The Bollweevils – A Deadly Duo split 10″

The Freeze/The Bollweevils – A Deadly Duo split 10″ (Dr. Strange, 1996): I picked this thing up because of The Bollweevils and sort of assumed this would be a different Freeze.  However, it is in fact the legendary Boston hardcore … Continue reading

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Rustweiler – Assholes of the Universe 7″

Rustweiler – Assholes of the Universe 7″ (Underdog, 1996):  One thing that makes me really appreciate a band is when it’s clear they’re doing whatever they want to do to the maximum extent.  RUSTWEILER strikes me as an example of … Continue reading

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The Wayouts – Better Days

The Wayouts – Better Days CD (Harmless, 1998):  Emo can be really bad and there was a lot of it in the 90’s.  But, if you look hard enough, there was a lot of really cool stuff going on.  One of … Continue reading

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