Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ann Arbor Hardcore



This morning I decided to sort my CDs out as they were well out of order. I came across many which I will have to relisten to. This CD is a compilation of bands from Ann Arbor, MI, plus maybe some other places (Shitloads of Fuckall are Canadians). I had the "Pink " LP by Ground Zero which was released in 1985 on Reflex, but it was pretty lame and I sold it. These tracks must be from an earlier time as they are much more hardcore. Maybe they come from around the "Lung Cookies" comp in 1983. I think I got these from the following website: http://wdean.fatcow.com/old_shit.html It now has 140 MP3s from 19 local bands so go in and look for the other super bands including STATE. Here's the link to the CD I made: http://rapidshare.com/files/167282941/ann.rar

6 comments:

smith3000 said...

shitloads of fuck all

best name EVER!

Anonymous said...

it's actually ann arbor, not ann harbour. however, i had no idea they had a hardcore scene there at ANY time. not really that sort of town. the 80s had activity (in michigan) in lansing--which is otherwise quite a lame area, and has been exaggerated for its tiny contributions during that time--and even small mt. pleasant mi, which itself deserves more historical coverage for those interested in that region during the mid-80s. there were shows at the foolery in mt. p. with locals like fully erect, as well as shows with black flag, gone, tom troccoli's dog, etc. many, many terrific bands played the foolery until '89. flint mi in the mid-80s had bands you never heard of, like the stomping blues/hardcore of the bats, who i want to hear recordings from (not to be confused with another band by that name), saw them once in mt. pleasant at a single-day, twenty-five band gig at the foolery. oh, you guys have no idea what you missed. i used to go to the original clutch cargo's in detroit in the very early 80s, saw negative approach, necros, and touring bands like fear and dead kennedys (and more) there.

Anonymous said...

oh, and it's not too unusual that a canadian band, at least one from southern ontario, might be on a michigan comp. ann arbor is perhaps 50 miles from the border at most. detroit literally borders windsor. what was always unusual was that there has long been very, very little cultural crosspollination, even with such close proximity.

Anonymous said...

le linque ist kaput.

Anonymous said...

Can you upload the link again? Please?

Anonymous said...

A number of Ohio bands played MI often in early 80s, back then I thought they were actually local@!