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NOH MERCY CD/LP

Like many of you out there I’m sure, I hold a large list in my brain of bands that somehow found their way onto a compilation somewhere in the late 70’s or early 80’s and were never heard from again. Somewhere in that tangle of band names made up of either three initials or ending […]

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PUNK ROCK PRATTLE: Is Talk Cheap?

WHY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT: DETROIT HARDCORE 1979-1985 by Tony Rettman; Revelation, 2010 AMERICAN HARDCORE: A Tribal History (Second Edition) By Steven Blush; Feral House, 2010 To begin with, it's hard to believe that the people who built the house of punk rock are part of history. Weren't we ageless warriors who could defy […]

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MOUNT CARMEL s/t CD/LP

It's been awhile since a record has come out of nowhere and bowled me over as mercilessly as these Ohio youngsters' debut has. I really didn't know what to expect when the thing came in the post. The cover was pretty nondescript. I had seen some blurbs on the internet linking this to some early […]

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THE ENDTABLES s/t LP/CD

The only reason I know anything of the Endtables is due to their inclusion on that Bloodstains Across The Midwest compilation from the early nineties. I remember their track sticking out for the simple fact that it sounded more like it should have come out of Los Angeles in the early eighties rather than Louisville, […]