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Seven Inches, Hardcore

1. Against The Wall, Identify Me (Nemesis Records, 1989)2. Assuck, Necro Salvation (Rigid Records, 1989): All those bands in Tampa thought they were on some "real music" shit and looked at Assuck as something funny
Κείμενο Trevor Silmser


Against The Wall, Identify Me

(Nemesis Records, 1989)


Assuck, Necro Salvation

(Rigid Records, 1989):

All those bands in Tampa thought they were on some “real music” shit and looked at Assuck as something funny. What’s funny is how Assuck went down in history and the others were simply forgotten.


Awake, Beliefs

(Skene Records, 1989):

My shit. The singer of Assuck did the cover. We played ABC No Rio one summer and Sick Of It All came down to support. I was wearing one of those “Spreading the Hardcore Reality” SOIA shirts and someone yelled, “More like ‘Spreading the Hardcore Monopoly’.” Lou, the singer from SOIA, heard it and called the whole show out. Nobody stepped up to him. It was amazing!



Bad Trip, Positively Bad

(Bell Bottom Records, 1989):

How come more people don’t talk about them? Isn’t this the guy that went on to do the Quicksand covers and tons of other shit?


Beyond Reason, It’s Only Just Begun

(Youth Bus Records, 1990):

This Miami band was so fucking hardcore, man. They meant it. They were the scene. They loved hardcore.


BOLD, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1989):

People flipped over how they looked here. Made sense to me. Tom Capone was in the band then. The songs were fresh with an original vibe and “Running Like Thieves” was great!


B.O.S., The New Beginning

(Kickboot Records, 1988):

Tommy Rat was a real punk. Jack killed himself. I wonder if Tommy is still around. They were older and drunker and looked at me like a normal kid from the suburbs. They grew to love me. They were so much fucking fun to see.


BURN, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1990):

“We have kiiiiiiiiiiillllled and shall be judged!” They were on some shit! Wow! I still listen to this on the regular.


Break Down, The ’87 Demo

(Blackout Records, 1990):

One of the best NYHC demos of all time. Classic!



compilation (Skene Records, 1989):

Great Skene comp. Crimpshrine is on it.


Chain Of Strength, True Till Death

(Revelation Records, 1989):

I fucking loved these guys. I won’t lie—I think I was dyeing my hair blond after this came out. I would rock a Chain Of Strength T-shirt now.


12. Chain Of Strength, What Holds Us Apart

(Foundation Records, 1991)


Far Cry, Story of Life

(Crucial Response Records, 1990):

Toured with these guys. Nice dudes. We stayed with the drummer’s family in Alexandria for a while.


Fugazi, 3 songs

(Dischord Records, 1989):

Remember this? It’s fucking great.


GASH, untitled

(Cleopatra Records, 1986):

I used to order records through the mail from a place in SLC called Raunch Records. The dude—Brad I think—told me I would dig it so I purchased it. It’s heavy.


Gorilla Biscuits, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1987):

The illest record of the era, hands fucking down. Bidup Bo! The bass line in “Hold Your Ground” drove me crazy! I went to the Raybeez benefit show they played when Ray passed (tip my drink) in the late 90s. First song, I caught a boot in the eye and needed 12 stitches. Never been to the front of a show since.


Grudge, Project-Ex

(Jism Records, 1989):

This record offended some people. Funny.


Gut Instinct, Disturbing the Peace

(Cornerstone Productions, 1990):

I remember this record sort of split the kids around me. Some went hard; some went soft.     19.

Immoral Discipline, Battlefield

(D.S.I. Records, 1988):

VA Skins! I hung out with Shawn for a bit in Miami in the late 80s. What a different place it was.


Inside Out, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1990):

I was more into the NYC side of Rev, but this 7” was undeniable and the songs stand strong 15 years later. “No Spiritual Surrender,” man…



Inner Strength, Time for Reality

(Victory Records, 1989):

No mystery here. Fuck, Victory is huge now.


Insted, We’ll Make the Difference

(Nemesis Records 1989):

Cool band and all but they left a bad taste in my mouth. Why didn’t they use the A in instead?


Integrity, In Contrast of Sin

(Victory Records, 1990):

Was the singer painted on the back cover?


Jud Jud, X The Demos X

(No Idea Records, 1997):

You have to hear this. It’s Steve from Assuck.


Judge, New York Crew

(Revelation Records, 1989):

Wasn’t this on Schism? Was the original? Come on man… this is hard. Mike Judge man… I toured with them and we got in a fight at a 7/11 in Florida with a badass drag queen and a redneck that were together. Just me, Mike Judge, Porcell, the redneck and the drag queen. We took off in the van after that and got pulled over. We had to leave the van one by one backwards, cross our legs, and sit down on our knees. Fuck, that hurt.


Madball, Ball of Destruction

(In Effect Records, 1989):

OH SHIT!! I remember seeing Freddy coming on stage with Agnostic Front when he was a kid and the energy would rise! I was psyched when I heard this band was in the works. They just put out a new record that’s sick. Sixteen years later. Lifers!!


Minor Threat, Salad Days

(Dischord Records, 1983/not original pressing)


Minor Threat, Live at Buffalo Hall

(Lost And Found Records, 1988):

Decent bootleg.




compilation (Combined Effort and Vermiform Records, 1990):

WTF!!! Absolution, Life’s Blood, Nausea, AND Born Against. Holy shit!!! Heavy Sam McPheeters liner notes inside.


Nausea, Cyber God

(Allied Records, 1990)


Neglect, ’91 Demo

(Mother Box Records, 1991):

Lindenhurst is fucking hard.


No For An Answer, You Laugh EP

(Revelation Records, 1988):

I looked at this more than I listened to it.


Outburst, Miles to Go

(Blackout Records, 1989):

I remember listening to this a lot. The singer’s John Lennon glasses bummed me out, though.


Pagan Babies, Immaculate Conception

(Positive Force Records, 1987):

How cool is Philly? The best!


Pittbull, 1990

(Fist-O-Cuff Records, 1990):

Remember trading records in the mail?

. Pittbull, untitled

(Fist-0-Cuff Records, 1989)


Powerhouse, untitled

(New Age Records, 1989):

Miami, man. They had a song called “Death of A Salesman.” I have a feeling it’s about drug dealers. You know what? I just looked—it’s about racism.


Quicksand, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1990):

  I quit playing music because of this record. Couldn’t compete.


Radon, untitled

(No Idea Records, 1992):

They set off the Gainesville scene. Well Roach Motel and Mutely Chicks did, but…


Reason To Believe, The Next Door

(Nemesis Records, 1988):

Sick! They turned into Sense Field. Dined and dashed at Denny’s after the show with them once.


S.O.D., untitled


(White Label, 1985):

Not the NYC band. Great fast hardcore band from Sweden. Sound Of Disaster.


Sam Black Church, Unincorporated

(Grinding Halt Records, 1989)


Scared Straight, Born to Be Wild

(Mystic Records, 1985):

Nardcore. I listen to this all the time. Real hardcore from California. I heard the singer ended up pitching for the White Sox.


Shelter, “The News” b/w “In Defense Of Reality” (Equal Vision Records, 1991):

“I don’t want to hear your news, I want the news on me.” What?


Shelter, No Compromise

(Equal Vision Records, 1990):

I can say whatever I want, but I went to a temple for a while.


Sick Of It All, We Stand Alone

(In Effect Records, 1991):

EK and Eddie era. Great record.


Sick Of It All, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1987):

Anytime I get bummed on hardcore I just think about this vibe. It will never go bad.


Side By Side, You're Only Young Once…

(Revelation Records, 1988):

How great is this cover? You know, I think this record title had a big impact on me. Came out at the right time! Sammy looks so young on the inside pics. What happened to NYHC skins? How come you never see any??? “You ate your words, you drank your words, you smoked your words, now I know the Truth.”


Slap Of Reality, Stuck Inside

(Vinyl Communications, 1989):

We played a lot of shows together.


Snapcase, untitled

(Victory Records, 1992):

They were the biggest shit in the game for a while. Amazing band.



Supertouch, What Did We Learn?

(Combined Effort, 1990):

Mark Ryan is my boy. I love everything they did. Ever hear their song “Better?”


Warzone, Lower East Side Crew


(Revelation Records, 1988):

I wish this was happening right now! I sweat this vibe pretty hard.


Worlds Collide, untitled

(Victory Records, 1992):

Never really listened to this.


Youth Of Today, Can’t Close My Eyes EP

(Positive Force Records, 1985):

“You come to the shows, looking for a fight, / Stumble my way, we just might.” I always wished I had the first pressing with red on the front cover.


Youth Of Today, untitled

(Revelation Records, 1990):

Was this their last release? “Disengage” was a great song. Great cover.

I sold these to my friend Robin for $150 and a new bike. I still regret it, but I needed the bike bad. Anyway, I pulled the cover images off the web. Too good not to mention.


Verbal Assault, Tiny Giants


Pillsbury Hardcore


Crippled Youth, Join the Fight



: Top 3!!!


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