Hey guys, Agnostic Front link is fixed. I’ll be working on the Holocaust and Swirlies link. Sorry abut that.
Agnostic Front 1984 Demo
Probably one of the greatest hardcore bands in my opinion. This is a demo that pre-dates the United Blood 7”. Featured are some “2nd mixdown” versions of UB tracks as well as some unreleased songs that would find themselves on future Madball releases (Smell The Bacon, Get Out, We Should Care, etc) as well as a few other unreleased songs (Fuck All Authority, Cockney Rejects and The Animals covers). Recording is rough, the music is especially sloppy, but AF still managed to convey the intensity of “cavemen banging on their instruments”.
Holocaust The Nightcomers
The whole NWOBHM scene can be very polarizing I guess. Aside from Maiden and Motorhead you don’t really get many bands with staying power. But a lot of these bands I love because they’re fun to get down to with great riffs (albeit simple). Holocaust was a band that no one really liked until this LP dropped (which they released themselves), featured a corny factor that can only be found in heavy metal, but god damn is this record just a fun listen despite being what I would consider being from the “second tier” of this sect of metal. Think of Holocaust as the Up Front to Iron Maiden’s Youth of Today.
HUMAN DISCHARGE MIX #1: I hate someone’s guts
Curated by christopher j. luke
The first one of these things. It’s a pretty safe mix. I wouldn’t even call it a mix, just a zip folders of songs that describe something in my head (whether that be the kids up in arms over the Church Whip business or past relationships with various people), I just don’t know what. Songs are not in the order listed below, but you can probably figure it out yourself.
brown sugar dirty minds / hounds of hate the evil that men do / chelsea wolfe demons / rational animals way after midnight / cat power still in love / iron cross fight em all / ydi mad at the world / 86 mentality scumbag / dark times fakes / knife fight hypocrite / siamese twins illusion / merchandise i’m still right / omegas excessive force / natural law old news / nirvana lounge act
PS, we at the Human Discharge family are looking for a contributor. Apply wherever. Requirements include an insane ability to write sub par tidbits on uploads, a cool music collection, etc.
NYC hardcore, criminally underrated. Read in an issue of MRR (gag) that they’ve been involved with punk for so long that they were already over it by the time Born Against came along. I don’t blame them. Born Against suck. Members went on to form Shoxx.
The Psychos One Voice Demo
Another “lost” NYHC classic from the first generation (or that awkward bridge between first and second generation, who really cares). Featuring Billy Milano, creator of one of the greatest metal records of all time (S.O.D’s Speak English or Die), this demo features your standard NYHC sound of the time popularized by bands like Antidote, Urban Waste, The Mob, etc. This is of course before the fedoras when bands were playing at the A7 and CB’s and had some questionable ethics (Raybeez dedicating a song to the gay bashers? Need I say more?). Some Psychos tracks would even be brought over to Agnostic Front via Roger Miret (a member of the Psychos who replaced John Watson) including probably the greatest hardcore song ever written, Discriminate Me. You can also hear some aspects of AF’s version of Blind Justice on the Psychos version of, well, Blind Justice. In the end, this demo is a perfect encapsulation of the New York Hardcore sound at the time, and one that is often overlooked with along with bands such as Major Conflict, Armed Citizens, and Ultraviolence. Not the greatest, and I’m sure Milano himself would be tooting his own horn about the glory days and how influential this demo was, but hey it’s a good piece of history to hear and a fun listen.
Burn 1990 Rehearsal Tape
I’ll stand by and die with the statement that Burn may have been the most intense piece of musical act in recorded human history. The self titled 7” remains the most hard hitting piece of music I ever heard pressed onto hot pink wax. This rehearsal tape we are bringing you packs an equal punch to the gut compared to the aforementioned seven inch. Here you can find early versions of the epic Godhead and New Morality as well as unreleased songs Onlooker and On and On, which has the backbone that would become Shall Be Judged. There are multiple versions of these songs and multiple screw ups but even with that, you still get some of the most intense music hardcore has ever brought upon the world. I don’t have much to add because no words can do Burn any justice.
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Class Actress Journal of Ardency
I enjoy good pop music, which can be hard to find in this day and age thanks to losers like Bruno Mars and Flo Rida but there are still some gems that could potentially be drooled over by people who still use the word “hipster”. Y’know, the people who still find polaroids and tacky Christmas sweaters to be “rad”. Class Actress is synth driven and sounds almost like a more haunting True Blue era Madonna with a more modern twist, which means that this can be played over a caustic moment in the HBO series Girls. The playfulness of Madonna’s nature during that era was traded in for a more new wave Human League vibe. Very simple formula, but you don’t need anything mind blowing to create a fun listen.
Terrible Feelings Impending Doom
Two track 7” from this awesome band from Sweden. Take two parts Wipers and mix it with lets say pre-Kaleidoscope Siouxise and the Banshees and then crank up the speed a half step and you got Terrible Feelings. Both tracks on this record are a pair of hip shaking jams with a soaring chorus that’s almost too rocking for it’s own good. This 7” is a nice bridge between their almost spooky punk vibes of their first few releases (for reference see their track: The Moon) and their borderline Heartless Bastards/Arctic Monkey’s full length.