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lördag 30 oktober 2010

Immoral disciplin - Selftitled 7'' (1989)

01. Your life is a lie
02. Big mouth
03. Bad man (Cockney Rejects cover)

Released by Smash! Recors in 1989.

Their last release together and my least favourite record by the band.

The record has one good track though (Big mouth) since i am always a sucker for handclaps in Oi! songs. Sure the song Bad man is ok and it would have been a great song if it wasnt for the fact that its a cover and the original band did it 10 times better. I understand people's need to show respect to bands that has influenced them but why even make a punkcover on a punksong if you ant going all in and make it even better then the original.

Keep your eyes on my site for news on their discography album that will be released soon.
This ep is still availible to buy from Dischord Records for 4$.

onsdag 27 oktober 2010

Immoral discipline - Battlefield 7'' (1988)

01. The whole worlds a battlefeld
02. Liar
03. Redneck stomp
04. Coffee achievers

Released by Smash! Records in 1988.

The band was now a 5-piece band adding Brian Robinson on rythm guitar.

First off all i have to mention the coverart. Its simple but daaamn its nice. Appearently the guy that made the cover is called Tony Browning. Dont know if he has made any other vinylcovers but if somebody knows then please mail me cause i want that record for my collection.

This record is a bit twosided. It contains my favourite song by the band but the other 3 songs are crapp if you ask me. The whole worlds a battlefield is pure love since the day i first heard it. Kickass drums, great guitars and Shawn singing like a laidback and relaxed version of Roger Miret. Judging by the cover and the first verse one could think this was a warmongering song but its actually the complete opposite of that.
Liar is an ok track but the 2 last are not even worth mentioning.
Even if i dont even like 3/4 of the album its a classic EP with more bark then most bands that copies it.
Believe it or not but this record is actually still availible to buy. Its on ebay and it costs 10$ but anyway. Bid on it here.

måndag 25 oktober 2010

Alternative cover for ID demo.

Dont know if this is just fan-art or if it was made by the band. Not really advanced art but its a damn nice cover.

Immoral discipline - Boots and braces, stars and stripes DEMO (1987)

01. Boots and braces, stars and stripes
02. Stupid
03. United we stand, devided we fall
04. Sudden change
05. No mercy!

A singlesided democassette released by the band in 1987.

This is the full demo not the 3-track version that has been floating around the internet since filesharing begun. Sent to me by Shawn after years of looking for it.

This is the first release and a demo but its actually my favourite one with the band.
Starting the demo of with my favourite Boots and braces, stars and stripes that always puts a smile on my face. It has that slow and slapping siegedrums sound that early US Oi! is known for. It also has Shawn using that slow and "retarded" singing style that many punkbands try to pull of but very few actually succed in. Shawn reminds me a bit about the way Rich sounded when First strike was around (or the other way around since ID was first).
Other great tracks are Stupid and No mercy!, the last one being new to me since i also only had that 3-track demo before.
Download and enjoy.

lördag 23 oktober 2010

Interview with Shawn from Immoral Discipline

I think everybody with any kind of interest into American Oi! and hardcore has heard about Immoral Discipline. After being one of the dominant forces in Washington D.C. back in the eighties they just disbanded and disappeared from the scene. Over 20 years on and the band is getting ready to release a discography album. But what happened back in 89? I got in contact with their singer to get some answers.

¤Hi Shawn. First of all thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Could you please introduce yourself for those who dont know about Immoral Discipline.

Thank you for your interest in the band and sending the interview. My name is Shawn Garard Leahy and I was the singer for the band and one of it's founding members along with lead guitarist, Bill Gerber and bass player, Jimmy Wood (R.I.P.) who was stabbed to death while he and I were involved in a street fight with some drunken assholes.The band formed in Washington D.C. in 1986 and broke up in 1989. We released a 5 song demo tape entitled "Boots and Braces, Stars and Stripes", a 4 song EP called "Battlefield" and a 3 song EP that was self-titled. We also had two songs on the Link Records compilation "The U.S. of Oi!" and two songs on the Oi!Core Records compilation The Spirit of Oi!-American Style". The band went through various line-up changes throughout it's history and the final line-up was: me on vocals, Bill on lead guitar, Chris Bodeen on rhythm guitar, Todd Greene on bass, and "Raven" on drums.

¤What happened after the St 7'' in 1989? I mean you got Chris Biondo to engineer the album and everything was going fine. Why did the band go separate ways?

Well, Bill decided to move to New Jersey with his girlfriend at the time (now his wife) because that's where she was originally from. Around the same time, Chris got accepted to Tufts University in Boston where he'd been wanting to go. Losing both guitarists at the same time was too much for the band to be able to handle. Finding a new rhythm guitarist wouldn't have been much of a problem because we'd had to replace those before, but there was no replacing Bill, he was a great guitarist and the band wouldn't have sounded the same without him. It just made the most sense to try to end the band on a positive note (going into the studio to record 12 songs and playing a couple farewell shows) and then call it quits.

¤When people talk about your band they often use the term RAC (and also described as RAC on Wikipedia). I dont remember you ever being politcal band in that way. Could this be because of the bands friendship with Brute Force?

I don't know where that label came from because we were never an RAC band as far as most people who are knowledgeable about music and the whole skinhead scene define an RAC band to be. We were not a political band and we were anti-racist. None of us were pro-communism of course, but we never touched on that point in our lyrics. As far as Brute Force goes, we were friends with those guys very early in their career and we played an Oi!fest with them in Linden, NJ which was like their second or third show. At the time they weren't an RAC band and they definitely weren't spouting any racist views. Eventually they changed as some bands do, which is unfortunate because they were real cool guys and fun to hang out with at the time.

¤After the breakup most of you went on to form other bands. Could you name a few and are any of these active today?

Bill went on to play in the New Jersey band, The Surefires who still play shows occasionally. Todd played in a band called Livid and is currently working on some solo tracks where he plays everything and does the vocals. I was in the Pittsburgh, PA Street Punk band, The Steeltown Pubsters. I am ready to start a new band, I'm just looking for the right band members to get the ball rolling.

¤Your forthcoming album is a complete discography album with 26 songs in all but when i count my Immoral discipline songs i only have 12. What is it i am missing that is coming on this record?

The 26 songs that are going to be on the CD are: the 5 songs that were on our demo, 1 song that we recorded during the demo studio session that we never released, the 4 songs off of the "Battlefield" EP, the 3 songs off of the self-titled EP, the 12 songs that we recorded that we planned on releasing as our first full-length LP but never did, and 1 live track from our last show in D.C.

¤From what i have heard the profits of this record will go to charity. Dont know if this has ever been done by a "skinhead band" before. Why?

I'm not going to speak for other "skinhead bands" as to how they choose to do things, that's up to them. With our CD, we didn't have any desire to make money off of a band that broke up over 20 years ago. All of the former members of the band go to work for the money that we earn and that's an arrangement that we're happy with (most of the time). It seemed like the right thing to do to donate our proceeds of the CD to charity, so that's what we're doing. We're putting the CD out because we want the music that we recorded to be available to anyone that might want to find it, it's as simple as that. Most of our releases are long out-of-print and about half of the material that's going on the CD has never been heard before, so it will be cool to get that out there.

¤I am looking at some of the bands you have shared records with like New glory, Arresting officers, Best defense etc etc. Why do you think the scene became so politically correct after this era?

Okay, first I'm going to set the record straight: We never planned on being on a record with New Glory and The Arresting Officers. When Sandy from Oi!Core Records first approached us about being on "The Spirit of Oi!- American Style", she assured us that there weren't going to be any racist bands on the comp. We took her word for it and turned over the two songs. Later, when the comp. came out and we got our copies in the mail, we were fucking pissed off when we found out who she had decided to put on the comp. because we never would have agreed to being on it if we knew about that in advance. As far as Best Defense, they were very good friends of ours and while they weren't "politically correct", they were NEVER a racist band EVER. I have had numerous conversations with people over the years that were under the impression that they were racist for some reason or another, and my response is the same every time- "No, they were not!". (I tried saying the same thing when i wrote about the band some time ago//Bernando) Now on to your question, I think that the scene became so "politically correct" correct after that era because people began to realize that times were changing and that some things were no longer acceptable anymore. More and more people learned to be more tolerant and that definitely started showing through more in the music and at shows. Lines were drawn even deeper and people were forced to choose a side instead of just standing in the middle like they might have done in the past.

¤Around the time you played you where basically making shit up as you went along and i know today many bands can say they where influenced by you but was there any specific bands that made you lace up the boots and pick up the guitar?

There are tons of bands that influenced us individually and as a band, here are some: Sham 69, Cockney Rejects, Blitz, The Oppressed, Section 5, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, Rush, Iron Cross, Purevil, Black Market Baby, Bad Brains, and Agnostic Front.

What current band are you listening to?

Some of these are actually older bands that have recently gotten back together, but are still great: Patriot, The Traditionals, Toughskins, Iron City Hooligans, Flogging Molly, Hard Skins, Paddy and the Rats, Crucial Change, Hepcat, The Aggrolites, Circle 1, The Dead End Boys, and many more.

¤Whats your thought on:
-Irish streetpunk disguised as oi?

I don't think anything should be disguised- you either are or you aren't.

-SHARP becoming red?

Well, that's just going to cause even more problems and more lines to be drawn isn't it? Not good for the skinhead movement. I think they need to take a closer look at the origins of skinheads and what has and hasn't worked throughout our history.

-RAC turning into pure racism (though a lot of bands are picking up the banner for what it really means nowadays)

Well, there's too many labels, too many sub-classes to those labels, and too many exceptions to those labels. It would be nice if there were clearer definitions as to what those labels were, and it would also be nice if people decided what the fuck they wanted to be labeled and stuck to it instead of flip-flopping around. Way too much confusion, I want to know who to kick.

-America still sucking ass at football?

It would be nice if America fielded some better teams, but you have to remember that football (soccer here) is relatively new to the U.S. compared to other countries. As it gains popularity here, our teams will get better eventually until we're kicking your asses like we do at just about every other sport. Until that happens (probably not in my lifetime) I'll be watching English and Irish football.

¤And now on to the most important question of them all. What do you know about the great land of ice and polarbears known as Sweden?

I know that it's really cold there. I also know that there are a lot of blond women there with very large breasts that love American men. I hope to go there someday when it's not so cold so I can have a few pints with you and sample several of your large-breasted blond women.

¤Thanks for the answers and the best of luck with the new record. The word is free so spill your heart out.

Oh, I almost forgot: you guys make great meatballs too, I love Swedish meatballs...good stuff! Oh, and Svedka...great vodka, I drink a lot of it, probably too much. Burp! Oops, sorry! Thanks for the interview and your support, Bernhard. Cheers!

fredag 22 oktober 2010

ATF - A plague in our land (2007)

01. A plague in our land
02. The almighty media
03. The syndicate
04. We don't belong
05. The streets turn red
06. Anti-U
07. Suffer the children
08. Out for a drink
09. The hidden hand
10. All seing

Selfreleased by the band as a demo in 2007.

Holy shit i have been wanting this since i first heard it existed. Its been on my wishlist since i first started the site and finally i got it. After the great split they did with Vanguard the band recorded this and American Defence Records was about to release some of the songs as a split with Total Annihilation but since the band broke up (or basicily emerged with Vanguard) it was only availible as a giveaway by the bandmembers themselfs. Since Bernando is more known for walking about in the Swedish forests then hanging around at streetcorners in North Carolina searching for members of underground punkbands it wasnt so easy to get ahold of. But thanks to my wishlist and Travis from American Defence Records i now got it.
It contains 4 songs from their split and one of the tracks that was on the Skinheads armed with the truth Vol.2 but other then that the rest has never been released on anything except this.

The theme of the record is quite clear from the first track. Luke and ATF depicts a horrifying picture of America today. An America where freedoms are being taken away and liberty is abused by the moneymakers in charge. Two political parties that both serve the same companys and the same corrupt world order. This subject is often talked about by many punkbands but what ATF is doing is tells the story of a plague in the land and leaves it at that. Unlike bands like Pressure point and others that complain and complain but never really has any solution to the problems American Terror Force basicly states that the problem is there. It's all very humble in a way i like and the fact that it is made through some of the rawest and best Oi! tracks to come out from US in the 00's doesnt make it any worse.

Every single track on the record is a solid song in my ears but since i like picking favourites it has to be Suffer the children from their "old" songs. From their "new" songs it has to be Out for a drink that reminds me about some mix between Templars and Bovver wonderland.
This record is as good as they get so be sure to download it.

tisdag 19 oktober 2010

Intrepid A.A.F. playing at Gilman 20th anniversary

Orlando ranting and ripping his hroat out on stage. Some singers where just made for playing live.

Intrepid A.A.F. - Songs of battle 7'' (1999)

01. Shadows of swastikas
02. Make the leaders fight (Special forces cover)
03. Common man
04. The hard way (United blood cover)

Released by Cheetah's Records in 1999.

Around the same time that Orlando was in United blood he and UB member Israel Branson branched of into this sideproject. Adding Erik Thomas on drums and Ryan P.Allen (that later played in Reducers SF) on guitars they did some shows and as far as i know only released this one EP.
Not in any way as good as United blood this is still some raw and straight forward Oi! that i think most modern skins around the world has never heard before.

Intrepid A.F.F. stands for Intrepid (basicly means big battleship) Against All Facist and starting the record of with Shadow of swastikas its not hard to figure out on what side of the political scale they stand. The song is about the latent threat of a facist takeover, unlike most other songs from US its not the big bad red threat but this time the blackshirts that are he target of fear. Great lyrics and all but after watching the last Washington Racemarch on youtube that had 120 nazis from across US marching and over 10.000 people manifesting against them i think that Orlando's fear is more built on AFA horror stories then on real life. A good song nevertheless.
Another great song on the EP is Common man about lifestory of a working man. The lyrics has all been heard before and its so Oi! cliché that you just have to love it.

This band wasnt around for long but it still somehow lives on today through Orlando and Israel that play in United Intrepid Forces playing United blood, Intrepid A.A.F. and Special forces songs together with Dave Chavez from Verbal abuse and Gabe from Oppressed logic. All i know this band was the closest thing one could get to a reunion of any of the old bands and that they did some show/shows back in 2006. Dont know if they are still around today though.
Sold out everywhere.

måndag 18 oktober 2010

Special forces - Posthumously yours 7'' (1999)

01. You want it you got it
02. On PCP
03. Two can play that game
04. House wrecking party
05. Baby B-2

Released by Cheetah's Records in 1999.

After the breakup of Special forces in 1992 Orlando OX went to play in United blood and Intrepid AAF. In 1999 when releasing the Songs of battle 7'' with Intrepid on Cheetah's he dugg up these old unreleased songs and released them at the same time. The songs are from the period of 90-92 and has the same lineup as the Red, white and blue record.

Some god songs here and also this time pure punk with almost no trace of hardcore in it.
Best song is Two can play that game that should have been the true release in 1991 if you ask me.
Last material by this time and even if its not really my cup of tea i apreciate the band or their "historical value".
Can be bought from these collector sites:
Or from this german collector on ebay

söndag 17 oktober 2010

Special forces - Red, white and blue 7'' (1991)

01. Red, white and blue
02. Insane rats
03. What is it?

Released by Shredder Records in 1991.

(Updated 15 April 2012: Uploaded the EP again.)

The band has now gone over to punk completly and all of you who are used in hearing Orlando singing in United blood will recognise the vocals directly.
This is the third lineup with Ox on vocals, Bill still on guitars, Oscar Meyer on drums (another punk veteran), Torrance on guitar and Tim Armstrong from Rancid on bass though he is here credited as Lint.

Even if the songs on this split aint of the highest quality anyone that likes Intrepid or UB will probably like this as well. They lyrics to the titletrack are really good but the rythm of the song is anoying and Insane rats is the song that has the most value on this record. Its ok punk from a couple of guys that can sound so much better.
This record is still availible from Dimension 7.

fredag 15 oktober 2010

Special forces - Selftitled (1987)

01. Death on holiday
02. Cockrocker
03. In South Africa
04. Special forces
05. Make the leaders fight
06. Generic trash
07. Mulemeat blues
08. You can't kill cockroaches
09. Talking shit
10. Berkeley hardcore
11. Blitzkrieg bop (Ramones cover)

Released by New wave records in 1987.

I found this record just around the corner from where i live. In the garagebasement on a backyard in my hometown the infamous "Klasse" has opened up his new record dungeon called Skivklubben for real musicfans. Since it has never been reissued and it was in mint condition i was as always a happy customer walking out from this guys place (anyone from Sweden has to visit it if traveling through the thick forests of the midlands).
Anyway since this record has never been ripped by anyone before (it might have but it has never been shared on any site or forum as far as i know) i emptied my pockets and bought myself a brand new and better needle so the sound compared my other vnyl ripps is greatly improved on this one.

On to the record....
With a new drummer, bass player and a somewhat different sound this release was never as populair as the one from 1984 but i actually like it more since it lacks some of the crusty parts their first record had. Side A is the best and it has a more punk sound with great tracks like Make the leaders fight and the at time politically charged track In South Africa. After this the band looses me completly with their 24 seconds short track called Generic trash that reminds me about the "we play wierds songs that somewhat sounds like Analcunt therefore we are special" crap my friends used to try and forcefeed me at local gigs sponsored by the AFA back in the days. Dont know why they made this song. After this they play a hillbilly rocknroll track called Mulemeat blues that has their guitarist Bill Collins on vocals and my guess is its this track that made them loose their hardcorekids fanbase back in the 80's. Way to long and just extremly boring song. Their entire B-side follows this trend with halfass hardcorepunk and they finish it all of with a complete trashing of Ramones old classic Blitzkrieg bop.

This might not really sound like a record i like but with a great A-side and the historical value it has its well worth downloading.
Sorry this record is sold out everywhere but go to your local vintage recordcollector and see if you can digg it up.

tisdag 12 oktober 2010

Lyrics for Ungrateful by Across the hudson

Our great men went to sea
And if it wasnt for that your life wouldnt be
Yet you curse our nation and burn our flag
While we pulled your ancestors out of bodybags

Now you're communists, they over ran our schools
Now were stuck with generations of American fools
Better thank our men, blood was sheed
Because they traded their lifes to save your dead

Now the dead have rose and they turn their backs
As i watch my nation under youre attack
We saved China from Japan
It's time they recognice and pledge our flag

Youre ungratefull... Youre ungratefull...
Ungrateful for what we have done for you
Youre ungratefull... Youre ungratefull...
No we are not responsable for what other nations do!

From Guadalcanal to Normandy
We saved millions of lives that today wouldnt be
But when youre in college thats not what your hear
The same people we saved are filling our ears
With the shame and sorrow of a false history
As they put a cross up and crucify me
But it was their lifes that we saved
We pulled the rotting corpses out of the grave

So when you try to take my rights away
Just remember my face, remember D-day
Just remember that were not all fools
No matter how much you all poison our schools
Managed well to divide us up
You dont care about our nation, dont care about us
Just remember we were good to you
No matter how many lies, we know the thruth

Yeah we know the thruth...
I'm not ungrateful like you...

Slow period again.

I thought i had ripped the 87' release by Special forces but couldnt find it anywhere. Right now i am really caught up inm work and whatnot and in the weekend i am traveling away but i promise to rip/photo and upload it before monday of next week. (Guess i'll just need to get fired to get more done on this site)
//Bernando Aliundo

lördag 9 oktober 2010

Speial forces - World domination (1984)

01. Death squad
02. Gung ho
03. Torture
04. Whats this?
05. Hurt me
06. Greed
07. Money
08. Dead soldier
09. Murder in the streets
10. Nobody rules
11. Too old
12. Savage penguins
13. Rollercoaster (Ohio players cover)

Released by Boner records in 1984.

This album was also released on cassette the same year.

The last record they did with the original lineup and also the record that is the most known and classic by the band (though me being into punk i dont see the big deal with this stuff).
Most songs follow he same course with the same tempo and a tracklength in about one and a half minute. Some tracks like Hurt me stick out with some creativity and i also like their cover of Rollercoaster but that is about it. Bottom line this is not bad its just oldschool hardcore.

Afer this release the band had a bit of a quiet period but they appeared on a Boner records compilation in 1985 with some songs that would later appear on their 1987 LP. Bill Collins reached some fame with both Fang and Verbal abuse around this time and also playing in Baltimore footstompers and X-Pist one might wonder how he found the time to sleep.
This record was up on E-bay a couple of years back for a handsome amount of dollars but i can't find it anywhere now.

fredag 8 oktober 2010

Better late then never.

Fed Up! plays in Brooklyn tomorrow. A lot of other good bands if your into the NYHC sound.

onsdag 6 oktober 2010

Special forces - 8 Songs to kill by DEMOTAPE

01. Government games
02. Death on holiday
03. Death & havoc
04. Street hassle
05. Maggots
06. Lard ass
07. Fucking kopss
08. America is dead

Released on cassette by the band in 1983.

With a new drummer and a couple of shows in their resume they set out to record their first demo. This is typical oldshool HC punk and as far away from my musical taste one can get without playing upbeat techno. Being a demo and all i guess it has some sort of charm but to be honest Death on holiday is the only track i find any musical quality in and this is probably because i like their version from 1987.

söndag 3 oktober 2010

Special forces (introduction)

A longforgotten Hardcore band that actually was quite big in the westcoast scene in the 80's. Now why the hell would i post anything about this band on my site you ask yourself? Not only did they move more towards the punksound in their later carrer this band also had Orlando "The Ox" Xavier as their vocalist (he would later form the skinbands Intrepid A.A.F. and United blood).
The band was founded in California in 1983 and was one of the moving forces in the local Berkley hardcore scene. The band was started by Orlando on vocals, Bill Collins on guitar, Kirby "Killer K" on bass and Eric on drums. They played a couple of shows but Eric was unable to keep up with the band and was replaced with Kirby's friend Steve and with this lineup they released the first demo called 8 songs to kill by in late 1983.
In a years time they loaned money from any and everyone and finally in 84 they released their first record called World domination on Boner records. Different ideas of where the band should be going led to the band replacing Kirby on bass with Thomas who had been playing with Bill in the band Fang untill now. They also replaced Steve with Anna Chapman from the band Deadly reign.
This is known as the second version of the band and they would also change their sound a bit more away from the classic hardcoresound.
In 1987 they released their second and last full-length on New Wave records. After this release they continued to do shows and also recorded a couple of song but their next release wouldnt come untill they in 1991 released their 7'' Red, white & blue where they had become an all-out punkband with many new members (full lineup in review).

After this the band parted ways with many of the members moving on to other bands and Bill even moving out to the East-coast to focus on making folkmusic. In the late 90's when Orlando started up his "skinheadbands" he managed to also sweap up old songs that was recorded by the band in the early 90's and release it through Cheetah Records. This album had an early member of the Rancid playing on some songs but more on that when i review that album.
Im not much for early American hardcore since it comes in a million different packages but 99% sound the same. I have to admit i really enjoy their later stuff though mostly thanks to Orlando's punky voice.

Today Orlando sings in a band playing Special forces, Intrepid A.A.F. and United blood songs under the name United Intrepid Forces but thats manly a liveband. Bill plays his folkmusic with some succes, Anna met her end in a tragic carcrash last year, Kirby K and Eric went on to make Miserable sex with Kirbys girlfriend Kate (it was a band they didnt make miserable sex with her as far as i know).

Any chance of the band reuniting today is gone since Kirby and Bill are as far from good friends one can be (reading their online beefs in chatrooms always puts a smile to my face).