VA - Barricaded Suspects !
Various Artists - Barricaded Suspects
01. PEACE CORPSE (Pomona, CA) - Breach Birth
02. HUMAN THERAPY (La Verne, CA) - No More
03. RED TIDE (Victoria, BC) - Mary's Black Analogy Shop
04. KILLROY (Woodland Hills, CA) - Say It With Soul
05. ROMULANS (Pleasant Hills, CA) - New Alliances
06. KNOCKABOUTS (Huntsville, AL) - Where's My Vietnam?
07. ABSCESS - This Town
08. SUBURBAN MUTILATION - I Reject You
09. SEPTIC DEATH (Boise, ID) - Eye (I) Missing
10. THE DULL (La Verne, CA) - I Hate The Motorcyclist
11. MASSACRE GUYS (Salt Lake City, UT) - Cold Storage
12. DECRY (Arcadia, CA) - Last Sin
13. ROACH MOTEL (Gainesville, FL) - Frenzy
14. BONDED IN UNITY (Northfield, MA) - System Addiction
15. MAD PARADE (West Covina, CA) - Real Horror Show
16. THE HUNDREDTH MONKEY (CA) - Nobody Rules
17. VISION/DECAY (Carolina Beach, NC) - Insomnia
18. HUE AND CRY - Schadenfreude
19. THE DULL - Reach Out And Grab
20. PEACE CORPSE - L.A.
21. PILLSBURY HARDCORE - Horror Snores
22. ZIMBO CHIMPS - In A Cave
This is a great CD re-release of an obscure punk/hardcore comp that came out on Toxic Shock in 1984 and featuring a plethora of cool bands. From the garagey organ-driven sound of Peace Corpse's "Breach Birth" to the crazed Suburban Mutilation's "I Reject You" (featuring one Rev. Norb!) to the hilarious satire of The Dull's "I Hate The Motorcyclist," there are lots of different sounds here. Some of the bands were better-known, including Decry, Septic Death, Massacre Guys (featuring future All members), Roach Motel, Pillsbury Hardcore, Red Tide (Ken Jensen R.I.P.) and Mad Parade. Others, such as the Romulans, Bonded In Unity, The Hundredth Monkey, Vision Decay, Human Therapy, Killjoy, Knockabouts, Abscess, Hue & Cry and Zimbo Chimps are all bands I'm hearing for the first time since I had never heard this comp. until now. What is striking, as is often the case with early HC comps, is the diversity of sounds amongst the bands. This is all really good, and even includes four more songs than the original release. One of those bonus tracks is The Dull's "Reach Out & Grab" - too bad they didn't also include the song from the flipside of that single, "She's A Nuclear Bomb." Can't have everything I guess. (Alan Wright @ cosmik.com)
Back in the early 1980s there were very few sources in the LA area to buy obscure punk rock. You could get the Black Flag and TSOL, but to get anything by a smaller band at the time was difficult. One record store you could count on was Toxic Shock. The problem was they were located in Pomona, CA and I lived on the west side. I also didn’t have a car that would go that far or make it up to freeway speed. The distance was too great. I was fortunate to go there a couple of times. Man, it was a great store! They seemed to have almost every punk release under the sun. To show how good it was there, my brother literally purchased two feet of 7"’s there on one of my visits. They were a store for the punks run by the punks. I think the store moved to Tucson, AZ around the mid to late '80s and changed the name to Westworld / Toxic Ranch. That was a great blow to the local scene. They also became a label in that early time period while in CA and these were some of the releases from the legendary label. They were also responsible in introducing Raw Power of Italy to a larger scale after Chris / BCT had put out a tape. Bill / Dr. Strange was smart enough to re-release this classic material to the masses. I hadn’t seen or listened to these songs in years (or a couple of decades?). My brother was the owner of the originals and made me not purchase it on my own. To see how good these releases are check out who’s on what. Barricaded Suspects contains Peace Corpse, Human Therapy, Red Tide, Killroy, Romulans, Knockabouts, Abcess, Suburban Mutilation, Septic Death, the Doll, Massacre Guys, Decry, Roach Motel, Bonded in Unity, Mad Parade, The Hundredth Monkey, Vision / Decay, Hue & Cry, Pillsbury Hardcore and Zimbo Chimps. Man, that is a lot of shit! Good to see that there is a demand of the past and I don’t have to pay Ebay prices for it. History is not a bad thing! (Donofthedead @ Doctor Strange)
Okay, pas besoin de vous faire un dessin, vous en avez plusieurs sous les yeux dont la couverture par le fameux pointilliste Pushead, Pamela Ancadeo pour le dos et Vince Rancid pour l'insert. Une bonne compile hardcore punk de 1983 du vigoureux label Toxic Shock de Tucson en Arizona, devenue culte depuis et gracieusement rééditée en 2002 par l'inimitable Dr. Strange qui, cerise sur le gâteau, a pris soin d'y ajouter 4 titres supplémentaires. Que demande le peuple?!
Bref, une compile variée et qui ne lasse pas tant sa diversité, de rigueur à l'époque, nous transporte à chaque fois un peu plus loin sur des plaines arides et sous un soleil de plomb. Des groupes connus, d'autres non, de quoi satisfaire les curieux toujours avides de sonorités nouvelles, même rétrospectivement.
Prends ça dans la gueule, rigole un bon coup, et trouve-toi une planque dans laquelle tu pourras te barricader contre l'obscurantisme récurrent qui frappe à ta porte quotidiennement!
Same Rip specs as usual, now if nobody rules then where's my new vietnam god damnit?!
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