As I mentioned before 1984 from Tallahassee played yesterday in Brandon. The set was a little stop and start, but that is to be expected when you play music at the speed they do. Paul aka "Garuda" does vocals and drums. It looked like he was faffing around adjusting his drum set after each song, but I'm sure most of it was just to get a pause to catch his breath. They reminded me of MDC, with great political lyrics, good musicianship and a lot of heart put into the performance. I posted their CD yesterday which you can download free from their Myspace. I got a copy from them and donated some greenbacks to their get home fuel. Here is a link to the old Florida band Sector 4 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R5ZAI2RS and other Florida punk bands Pop Cruds http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2BDEW5ZO.. There is also a link to The Mentrual Cycles http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UPAOSHKD, but this sounds like a completely different band. These are all courtesy of http://damagingnoise.blogspot.com/index.html
While at the Sound Idea Distribution shop I bought some vinyl. Bob has thousands of titles with a great selection of the reissues out there. I came away with the "F" Four from 84 EP which Bob put out on Burrito Records. Bob refuses to put out a shoddy reissue and there are some excellent pictures form the early days, notes from the original members and a decent interview with Flash.
Contrast this with a 7" comp "Amargado de La Vida". This has the four bands "Sin Orden", "Sin Dios", Fronterrorizmo" and " Seres Humanos". Apart from Spanish lyrics the record is also sin any further info and sin any photos. Come on guys at least give some contact info for the bands. I think they are US bands who sing in Spanish. Fast and loud music.
Another comp I bought was "Paere Punk". A reissue of the 1979 Danish compilation. This is a must buy despite the cheap packaging, with lack of effort to give any extra info on the bands or on Danish punk history. Bands are:
Bob has a few left so get one before you regret it.
On Know Records outta California I got Thrash of the Titans 2. This says it took 4-5 years to put out this international comp. Nice record cover with artwork by "Gaither", but again the insert with bands information and lyrics should have been a little more detailed. Bands are:
9 Shocks Terror
Obviously raging thrash music from some pretty well known bands.
Lastly I got an EP by a Californian band called "Critical Picnic". From their name I doubt these young guys take themselves too seriously. They have some offensive (or maybe thought provoking) titles and lyrics. i.e.
Bob Saget was a War hero
High Fructose Nazi Propaganda
I'll post the audio of the 1984 gig soon, but now I've got to set up the drum kit.
I was also going to buy the Kill the Hostages ep (another old Florida band) and the Bags LP, but got sidetracked and bought a drum set from Bob instead.