Tuesday, September 30, 2008

nailed down-violent distortion

(original 3" cd cover art)

(10" repress cover art)

this one was originally recorded and released in '95 on 3" cd on japanese label profane existance far east, but has been repressed numerous times. killer powerviolence with a big japanese hardcore influence, this one is a lot faster than the honour and glory recording due to dean of heist playing drums on this recording. the songs are also a lot more technical in structure. its a real dark sounding record, i remember first hearing this and thinking the people who made it must have had something really wrong with them. menacing sound.

it was repressed later on 10" vinyl, but the artwork was changed due to the label having some issue with the nazi imagery on the 3" cover, which is odd considering the image was taken from some anti-nazi propaganda from WWII.

download it here

Monday, September 29, 2008

jed whitey-this machine kills hippies

this 7" contains four of the faster songs from their "mongoloid cage match" LP that came out in 01 plus a cover of jealous again. It was released on swedish hardcore label busted heads (run by 138 from DS13) a year or two after the LP.

jed whitey began as a stoner rock band in 98 and apparently they used to tune down to G, which is a league heavier than any metal band in perth i've heard of. Sentences such as "hey thats rather heavy" have been said after listening to such sounds. they eventually tuned up to standard and start playing fast, more straight-forward detroit rock, though with a real aggressive punk vibe about them and had a few early poison idea style US hardcore songs in their sets (see the butler did it & we used your record as a beer coaster on this 7") and covered a lot of classic hardcore songs.

download it here

Friday, September 26, 2008

bail bonds issue#2

this is the zine i scanned the perth punk 80's family tree i post up earlier. it has a lot of info on the late 70s perth punk bands such as the victims, scientist etc and a lot more family trees for you to peruse. interesting shit (though not in the literal sense).

i've only got issue#2 so if anyone reading this has any other issues, plz get in contact.

download it here

Thursday, September 25, 2008

chickenshit-live tape

this was recorded live at the castle (not the dank pit that is the castle in northbridge, another venue, i think it was in scarborough? not sure) may of '95 and released on Don Rats (or Don Gonad as he was known at the time) Pagan Waste tape label.

really fast and noisy recording, their studio recorded material is pretty similar (actually i prefer the live recording) everything is just an insane fast blur. I guess this is what Maximum Rocknroll would call "mince-core" or "blur-core" in record reviews.

download it here

they've got a myspace page here

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


a few hardcore flyers from the nineties. and no, i did not attend any of these shows, i have john kelly to thank for photocopying these for me. i have more that i'll put up at a later date.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

the victims-all loud on the western front

this is a compilation of all the material recorded by the victims, all of which i believe was recorded in 1978. the songs were found on the television addict single, and a self titled e.p. and it also has a few unreleased tracks. its really catchy poppy punk, really well written songs and good sound quality given when it was recorded.

this discography was released a few years back on timberyard records, i think with the permission of the drummer, james baker. the guitarist, dave faulkner (who went on to be in the hoodoo gurus after the demise of the victims) did not okay this and upon hearing of its release got it pulled off the shelf. this may have to do with some ongoing ole fashin' feudin' between the two.
download it here

Monday, September 22, 2008

all in deep shit-negative reply split tape

recorded late 2001 at begerk studios, the day booked mainly to record negative reply (their first recording with james vinci on drums) with the AIDS material recorded in a spare half an hour at the end of the day (their last recording with kim mcconchie on guitar). both recordings came out sounding good and it was released in early 2002 on tape.

a scan of the full cover is included in the zip file, complete with ridiculously long winded thanks list. maybe inspired by AVO?

download it here

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

rupture-baser apes

this one came out in '93 and was released on the revered (well, if you're into fast hardcore at least) slap-a-ham records.
i personally think the mix on this is a bit bung. the vocals are awesome and one of gus's better performances , but mixed so loud that they kind of obscure the guitars at points, which sucks cos they're some killer riffs. still worth listening to of course, i'm just saying this in comparison to some of their other releases.
just a rumour i heard: the cover for this 7" was originally going to be something along the lines of the heist-pain is causing life 7", i.e very much in the infest vein, but the label returned it and said to re-do it and the resulting masterpiece is the cover you see above. definite improvement on the first, more generic idea.

download it here

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

rothgar-inside the glass confines

i was turned onto this band by paul at perthmusic blog.
this tape is top-notch thrash metal from '92, really well written and played despite the young age of the members (i believe they ranged in age from 16-18 at the time this was released? and they've another two releases in the years preceding this too). some metallica and slayer thrash with a lot of melodic riffs in there too. the drummer went on to drum for N.I.L. and killing heidi

download it here

they've got a myspace page here

a bus crash decapitation-demo

this one is a little more recent, from 07.
a really mix of all things thrashy, the music has a straight-up hardcore thrash sound, though sometimes the odd thrash metal or grind riff sneaks in, and of the two vocalists one has a raspy crusty sound, the other total death grind toilet bowl gurgle low end vocals.

download it here

after they disbanded, the drummer, guitarist and one of the vocalists (though the guitarist is now a vocalist and the vocalist is on bass. if this confuses you re-read the sentence a few times, it'll come good) went on to form suffer.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

black sheep-'83 tape

as the title suggests, this came out in '83 (duh). simple, fast, catchy songs with a rad super distorted chainsaw to the eardrums guitar sound (i'd describe its sounding somewhat like electrified cardboard (i'm not sure why though)). just basic punk hardcore, real bare bones stuff.

my only qualm with this tape is the ridiculous length of the samples (bits of talkback radio and news reports. politically relevant to the songs, but reeeally boring) before almost every song, which in many cases are actually longer than the song it precedes!

download it here

Saturday, September 13, 2008

maximum rock'n'roll

heres an australian scene report from US punk magazine maximum rock'n'roll, no.99 aug '91. its written by kim benjamin (nailed down, resolute, pestilence etc) and has a detailed report on the perth punk/hc scene at the time.

controlled by fear-demo

recorded in 88 and was never officially released (hence no cover). this band features gus chambers (andrew sheen) and stumblefuck (matt weiland) who both went on to form rupture and sounds pretty similar to their early-mid 90's output, though a lot sloppier and with a lot of generic politcal lyrics. the whole anti PC thing seems to have developed a few years into ruptures existence. the bassist, neal went on to form the instrumental band cucuhlainne powerhead

download it here

Friday, September 12, 2008

all in deep shit-infection tape

this was recorded in 2002, but wasn't released until 2006. effectively its the leftover tracks from the self titled 7" that came out in 2003, shelved until dan of "needle in a guy's ass" tape label got in contact asking to put it out.

not sure how many were made but it disappeared pretty quickly.
a quick note: the song "paranoia" has also appeared on the demo and the split tape with negative reply though under the title "she taught us" (the original title was supposed to be "she taught us to be paranoid") though this version is the only one with the curious line "i live in pannawonnica". another note: i had to google to find the correct spelling of "pannawonnica".
download it here
some footage of aids playing live in 2004 at one of their many "last" shows. see it here

Thursday, September 11, 2008

the scientists

frantic romantic 7" single
this 7" was released in 79 and is different to the majority of their output, being more of a power pop/pop punk sound than the swampy rock they evolved into. i think james baker (also drummed for the victims as well as numerous other bands) may have had some writing contribution to these songs.

download it here

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

yuppify or die compilation

A 2 hour, 60 track tape compilation put out by stumbles from rupture in 91. It consists of demo tracks, live recordings and unreleased material from perth punk and hardcore bands from the early 80s through till 91. A lot of junk, but there are some real gems in there.

download it here
and the full cover is here

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

nailed down-honour and glory

this was released on six weeks records in 97, though it was recorded earlier, in 93 or 94. it was released on 8" flexi format and as such has pretty bad sound quality. luckily these tracks are ripped from a cdr of the master, so the sound is great, though i'm uploading them sans the two live tracks on the end of the flexi, you'll have to hunt down a copy if you want to hear them.
i may be mistaken, but i believe this recording was originally going to be released on spiral objective records as a 7" as there is mention of a possible spiral objective release in interviews made around the time it was recorded. i'm just making assumptions here so don't take my words as fact or you may get us both in the shit you numbskull.

nailed down has gone through many members and different styles and this release is more along the lines of japanese hardcore meets siege style that they started out as. kim sounds super angry on this one too.

download it here

born ugly no#1

born ugly was a zine put out by don rat (currently vocalist of the homicides) in the mid ninties, this one came out feb/mar 95. he previously put out a zine by the name of pagan grind. i'm not sure of the reason for the name change, but the content of both is pretty similar. this issue has interviews with heist and chris dodge of spazz/slap a ham records, as well as record reviews and stuff. good read, i'd love to know what happened to all don's hardcore records as theres some good shit reviewed in here...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

dead hand/negative reply split tape

recorded live at the first house show at 208 in march of 2001.
both bands are pretty sloppy on this and the recording was done with a mic hanging from the lighting fixture, but the sound has come out good considering, the only instrument that is inaudible (luckily) is pete from dead-hand's horrifically, permanently and therefore mysteriously out of tune guitar.
the only recorded output by dead-hand and some very old material by negative reply, some songs only existing on this tape.

download it here

Saturday, September 6, 2008


heist were a ripping fast hardcore band from the early to mid 90's. for the most part they were soley a studio band, due to the drummers distaste to playing live (he stated in an interview "i really couldn't be bothered to waste my time playing for a bunch of humanoids who probably wouldn't like it anyway").
Though after recording the 2 7"s they got another drummer and recorded a pretty shoddy 22 song cd and may have played live, but i'm not sure as my only contact with the band is with the old drummer (who also played in rupture, nailed down, excretion, sufferance and currently plays for extortion)

self titled 7" (also known as the bloodstained ep)
Recorded in 1993 or 1994 i think. top notch fast hardcore. this one was released on german label ecocentric records.
download it here

pain is causing life 7"
recorded the year after the self titled. felix from havoc records contacted the band after hearing the previous record and they wrote this. the ep was written is something like 3 practices or something equally ridiculous. as such it sounds like there is a few filler songs in there, but most songs are still blazing.

download it here

and here's a rip of a reheasal recording for the self titled. theres no vocals and it was recorded on a boom box, so it sound raw as your grandparent fucking at your wedding. anyone who is not a huge fan of heist or is going to be a princess about sound quality need not apply.

download it here

Friday, September 5, 2008

the quick and the dead

another violent night 7".

this is a bit of a perth classic as far as i'm concerned. totally catchy songs with a real nasty sound to it. the vocalists pronounciation is rad, in a bizarre way (naa-thing for yooo-ah)

this one is from 81 and was put out by the band, and is pretty hard to get (and expensive when you do find it) nowadays.
the bassist went on to recieve the dubious honour of joining skrewdriver. not sure of the political opinions of the rest of QATD, and the songs don't really focus on politics.
you can download it here
there is also a youtube put up by stumblefuck from rupture of some old TV footage of the quick and the dead from the early 80s. you can see it here

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


heres a family tree i found in a zine that was given to me, it has a few others based more on the mid 70's through till mid 80's victims type punk scene. i'll scan them and put up at a later date.

this one focuses more on the rougher, more hardcore and metal side of punk in the 80's through til about 91 i think. its very well drawn up though i'm not sure where it was orignally published (looks like a professional magazine job)

i have a few bits and pieces from bands mentioned on this that i'll upload (pestilence, black sheep, insurrection, threshold of pain, controlled by fear & storm of perversion) but if anyone out there has anything else by anyone on this, please get in contact!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

the stayawakes

a very shortlived band, never played a show. existed in early 2002 for a few months and came about after the demise of Dead hand (the band had the ingenious working title of "dead hand 2" before deciding on their title) and featuring all members bar pete lynch. i think these are all the songs they wrote, and were recorded on 4track at a rehearsal. i found the tape buried in a drawer, ripped it onto my computer and cleaned it up, so it sounds pretty sweet, a little sloppy, and the misfits cover is lacking vocals in the verse but otherwise top notch sound for a 4track recording.

the band imploded as they thought it wasn't really happening, saying it felt forced. they dropped the band and rhys joined james in AIDS (all in deep shit) replacing kim who had recently left due to lacking the time to play in multiple bands as he was also in negative reply.
i'd also like to point out that insane squealing sound is james vinci (drums). he used to emit the said ear piercing sound whenever he got excited, and i think it really adds something to this recording.

the band sound like fast 80's US hardcore, with a lot of blazing rock-riffery chucked into the mix. reminds me of 9 shocks terror. actually i think one of the riffs is lifted from them haha

download it here

perth is a culture shock

thought i'd start this blog as an excuse to put up the masses of old perth punk and hardcore i've been hunting down and hording, a lot i've been sending through to the perthmusic blog but i've found a lot of what i've got is really raw noisy 4 track or live stuff and pretty sloppy, which is fine as far as i'm concerned (cos i'm punk as shit) and i figure its better off all going up at the same place. i'll still keep putting the more quality stuff up at perthmusic blog (as well as here).

i must mention, if you're in any of the bands i upload and for some god-awful reason want your shit taken down, just let me know.