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PEACE CORPSE “Terror Of Quincy” LP 2010 (org. 1983/85), Toxic Ranch Records (aka Toxic Shock Rec.)
The “Terror of Quincy “LP comes from the deepest, darkest corners of the Toxic Shock Records vaults. This LP pairs the best tracks from PEACE CORPSE 1985 masterpiece, “Terror of History” (which features Eric Wood of MAN IS THE BASTARD) and the complete “Quincy” 7” EP from 1983. These tracks have been out-of-print on vinyl for decades. This 9 song vinyl LP features original artwork by “Pushead”, with a caricature of TV actor Jack Klugman. Peace Corpse was a Pomona CA punk band that sprung from the ashes of MOSLEM BIRTH, a band created as a parody of CHRISTIAN DEATH (featured on the Noise for Nowhere 7” compilation, also on Toxic Shock), PEACE CORPSE dealt with happenings of the times, macho jock punks ruining shows, religion and of course politics. Songs include “Dead in a Pile of Chairs”, “Presidente Camouflage”, “Mental Malady” and “Quincy’s Lament” . Unlike many hardcore bands of the time, they weren’t afraid to slow things down to a molasses-slow Sabbath crawl at times and top them off with a sinister, demonic sneer.Their sound is “dredged up from the netherworld, boasting gnarled chords and Wagnerian guitar leads” said Skyscraper fanzine. Order direct and receive the limited color/split edition!
YOUNG IDENTITIES “Positive Thinking” 2011 (org.1979), 540 Records
When you were a kid, did you ever have that crazed urge to put your hand into an open fire or maybe ride your bike into the path of an oncoming bus? Well, it was with a similar mindless obsession that a gang of adolescent misfits from Brisbane Australia formed a punk band in 1978 called The Young Identities.
Teenage rebellion has had many forms over the last five decades, but the ?punk explosion? of the mid seventies was clearly a case of blatant mold breaking. It was In that time of unbridled mayhem the brothers McLeod (Clayton,Gavin and Rod) along with cohorts Dave Robinson and Paul Murray needed some sort of outlet from the mind-numbing tedium of their suburban existence. Typical of teens at the time (when time was typically too much of what you had) listening to outsider music was a major part of their lives. The Dolls and The Stooges were godheads, but reproducing that kind of noise seemed above their meage and limited talents. Cue The Saints, The Ramones and The Leftovers. Suddenly there was more to amuse these freaks than under-aged drinking and tearing around on dragsters!
The band quickly congealed like a pimple. Being far too young to get gigs at the local pubs and clubs run by quasi mafia figures and stoner hippies, they perform their raucous routine for their peers at parties and practice rooms. It?s soon decided that if this much fun is so cheap and easy, why not make a record! To make this unlikely dream possible The Young Identities (along with fellow reprobates Just Urbain and The Bodysnatchers) form Savage Music, their own haphazard independent label and book the cheapest recording studios in town. For around $300, all three bands slam down the tunes that would feature on the first 3 Savage Music releases. The Young Identities limited edition 45 boasts 3 tracks and a hand printed cover. It hits the shops in early 1979 but hardly anyone in sleepy old Brisbane really cared much for what a bunch of spotty brats from the backwaters had to say and sales of the record reflected this apathy.
Today, after over 30 years, the first Young Identities EP is a much sort after collectors item and has become associated with what is lovingly described as ?Snot Rock?. Loud, unruly and without pretense. The ages of the band members at the time range from 13 to 17. They were too young to vote and too na?ve to care. But they sure could make a wild teenage racket!
So, like some bizarre neglected virgin at the mouth of some mythical volcano, here is their first tortured offering!
CHEIFS “Holly-West Crisis” 2010 (org.1980) LP, Dr. Strange Records
After almost a decade out of print, influential Chiefs? vinyl release, Holly-West Crisis is being re-issued by DR. Strange Records. Formed in 1980 and disbanding only two short years later, Chiefs played an active role in the early punk movement with musical peers Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Stains, The Plugz, and Bad Religion during the genre?s glory days. Chiefs records and compilations remain some of the most sought after punk material of the time period.
Chiefs only released one 7? EP while still together but would later regroup in the studio to record 6 new tracks that would be compiled with the 7? material as the Holly-West Crisis vinyl release. This re-release pressing is limited to 1000 copies, so if you missed the last limited pressing in the early 00s, here?s a great chance to snag a classic with a new insert and art design. This is a must for any long-time fans.
If you?re looking for the perfect release to throw you back into the atmosphere of Southern Cali?s punk experience of the early 80s with seedy basement shows and snotty punks, look no further than this exclusive re-issue.