Friday, June 27, 2008

Squelch-Unreleased Demo

Squelch wasn’t a punk band in the strict sense of the word. With Jay’s (guitar/vocals) white boy rap style, Bill’s spot-on drumming, and Quarter’s funky bass playing, they kind of had a weird punk/rap/groove sound that I for one found to be rather good. They were the de facto house band and the old Harper’s Bizarre club, and got to open for some fairly big acts. This demo was produced in 1997, and was the only recording made by the band. The group decided not to release it for reasons I still don’t understand, as the sound quality and playing are great. This is the first time it’s been made available to the general public.

1. Kill Me a Hippie
2. Dream
3. What’s the Point?
4. Fuck the Blue
5. Redneck Dick
6. You’re Gonna Burn
7. Grey
8. Slick 50
9. Fight for Your Right to Party
10. Cheat to Win


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Obey: We Have Guns! 7" Compilation

This comp. was released in 1994, and was a pretty good picture of the Springfield punk scene at the time. 500 copies were pressed, with 500 more being released a couple of years later on Wee Rock Records (the repress was missing one of the Brine songs due to a pressing error). The original pressing came with a booklet with art and lyrics from each of the bands. The record got generally positive reviews, and was the only vinyl release to contain songs by the Cheerleaders, Disarm, Boring Dog Cheese Guard, and Devolve.

The Cheerleaders-Heil Mr. Horsepower
Boring Dog Cheese Guard-Obey
Devolve-Hombres y Cosas