What’s not to love from the classics? Just like enjoying a piece of timeless painting or an art piece or even losing yourself in the grand scale of breath-taking architecture, hardcore/punk too is an art in its own respective. What was once started as nucleus of collective force, the musical genre stays in lots of different incarnation throughout the years. Expect to see barrage of usual suspects coming straight outta time capsule. Hardcore rules because it’s written in stone.
01. Wide Awake – Insight
02. Bad Brains – Pay to Cum
03. Youth of Today – One Family
04. Raw Deal – Wall of Hate
05. Cro-Mags – We Gotta Know
06. Insted – Tell Me
07. Side by Side – Dead Serious
08. Breakdown – Labeled
09. Agnostic Front – Power
10. Final Conflict – Abolish Police
11. Leeway – Mark of the Squealer
12. Bold – Wise Up
13. Madball – Get Out
14. Straight Ahead – Spirit of Youth
15. Judge – In My Way
16. Last Rights – Chunks
17. Outburst – Thin Ice
18. Blitz – We Are the Boys
19. Life’s Blood – Not for the Weak
20. Rest in Pieces – Old Grey Mare Stomp/Stark Raving Nude
21. Sacrilege – Life Line
22. The Varukers – No Masters No Slaves
23. Crown of Thornz – Juggernaut
24. Beyond – Vitality
25. Gorilla Biscuits – Biscuit Power
26. Sick of It All – Friends Like You
27. Merauder – Life is Pain
28. Uniform Choice – Straight and Alert
29. The Icemen – The Harsh Truth
30. Warzone – We’re the Srew
31. YDI – Out for Blood
32. Crucifix – How When Where
I’m completely thrilled to present the latest installment of Heartattack. Massive shout outs to Indra Menus for the incredible tracklist on our previous episode, here I am tangled in a glorious nostalgic encounter. Skramz or screamo has been widely misunderstood for its mainstream appeal, whereas we have all these great alternate scene; filled with massively underappreciated outfits from different parts of the world. These are tiny reflections of my appreciation towards the style, the zeitgeist, the energy and the substance.
01. Welcome the Plague Year – Behold a Pale Horse
02. Ampere – We Neither Rise Nor Fall
03. Hassan I Sabbah – Watching the Eyes of Someone Lying
04. Shikari – Post Student Syndrome
05. Circle Takes the Square – Same Shade As Concrete.
06. Daighila – Hunt
07. City of Caterpillar – When Was the Last Time We Painted Over the Blood On the Walls
08. Kaospilot – Rethink the Guidelines
09. Orchid – I Am Nietzche
10. Pg99 – In Love with an Apparition
11. Piri Reis – When Life Hand You Grenade
12. Daïtro – Chaque Seconde
13. Utarid – There is Definitely Room For Growth
14. Saetia – Notres Langues Nous Trompent
15. Anomie – Avorter N’est Pas Tuer
16. Textbook Traitors – Diagram of How To Take a Punch
17. Orbit Cinta Benjamin – Fuck Tomorrow
18. Sjanse – An End to No End
19. La Quiete – *
20. Hot Cross – A Tale for the Ages
Sorry for the delay as I’ve been busy with things (yep, things!) but hey Heartattack is still here afterall! This time we have a special guest, the one and only Indra Menus of To Die, LKTDOV, Kongsi Jahat Syndicate, Relamati Records and many more. On this very occassion, he will be sharing to us some of his favorite tracks; showcasing his interest towards post-hardcore, 90s style emo, screamo/skramz as well as emoviolence. Without further due, enjoy the most melancholic episode of Heartattack – just yet!
Blue Friend – Dasai
This japanese band always gives constant eargasm. For this sort of music, don’t get caught up with familiar names such as Envy or Heaven in Her Arms, you gotta check out Blue Friend. This song is opened with melodic guitar-picking then followed with dynamic conversation between the first and the second guitar, emotional shout sneaks and punches in between the instrument with maximum energy til the very last seconds.
CityCop – Hold Onto Your Seat, Syanne
From the album “The Hope in Forgiving & Giving Up Hope”, these quartet prove that acoustic guitar can produce maximum effect of angst yet melancholic outburst. Combination of singing & screaming, hand-picking & strumming technique from the acoustic guitar melt well under CityCop.
Daitro – Une Fois Encore Aka Redrum JR
My growing interest with French screamo wave and post hardcore begin from listening to the 3 way split “The Harsh Words As the Sun” between Raein, Lhasa and Daitro. The composition of Euro sound filled with reverb, delay, minimal distortion as well as French dialect are few reasons why I keep on digging more bands with these attributes.
Mihai Edrisch – La Pluie
Started from Daitro, I’ve finally found some interesting French-speaking bands such as Belle Epoque & Mihai Edrisch. When I listen to their record for the first time, I instantly fall in love with their character eventhough I don’t understand a thing about French language.
eucalypt – The Aftermath (Spanish Song)
eucalypt is the first Australian skramz band that I saw live. Some people cite them as the best non-distorted screamo band from Australia, and I gotta agree with that. I still remember the signature style of their bass player who stood still throughout the set in front of the drum by facing up backwards against the crowd, while the lead vocal yet guitarist kneeling down and scream without microphone. Sucha mindblowing sight! This band becomes one of LKTDOV’s live references after Jeromes Dream of course.
Quiet Steps – Why You’re Living
My Disco is probably one of Australian bands that has the same signature accent like this band. From My Disco, I got introduced to Ohana and Quiet Steps with the similar vocal character like Ben Andrew on My DIsco circa Language of Numbers. I really like the feeling of minimal music on Quiet Steps 4 songs EP (2007). Composition of math rock, screamo and indie rock merge perfectly with half singing yet half shouting of Australian accent.
Raven Mccoy – Asking Questions In A Letter
I really love a slow-down tempo that gradually becomes intense such as this particular track. Even with his screaming style mixed with spoken words, you can feel that the vocal properly delivered with great amount of emotions in it. This track is the most heartbreaking track on their 2011 EP where the other tracks run on moderately faster tempo.
This Town Needs Gun – Baboon
Twinkle Daddy, Midwest Emo, Math Rock, whatever you name it, this band is great! Band who usually requires high accuracy like this tends to disregard their vocal department, but with calm this band inserts great melodic vocal into their sophisticatedly complex musical composition. The result? Amazing! – Finally I able to listen to mathematical music which sounds so tuneful and radio friendly.
eleventwelfth – Later On
I know this band through Revolution Autumn vol 2 compilation. One of Indonesian bands that successfully play twinkle daddy/midwest emo with radio friendly tendency. Not to mention their duet with rising soloist, Asteriska, opens them up to wider possibility.
Indigo Moire – Bloom
I wasn’t aware with this band before, but when Daffa of Kolibri Records recommended this band for Revolution Autumn Compilation Vol 2 and then I finally got their demo, I instantly fell in love. As always, I tend to have a habit, if a song able to represent my emotional condition at that time, then that song is entitled to be my favorite song for a month full. Even after I read the lyrics, Bloom becomes my top playlist on my PC for couple months.
rekah – Untuk Seorang Gadis yang Selalu Memakai Malam
Still on the hunt for Revolution Autumn Compilation Vol 2 roster, rekah managed to steal my attention. At that time Tomo wanted to form a new band. I trust my intuition eventhough that band hasn’t recorded anything. Thank god I’ve got my intuition right! Black metal, screamo, shoegaze and math rock elements blend well in this track, plus the Indonesian vocals doesn’t always come out as blackened but also mixed with singing, spoken words and even a little bit of crying.
Glare – Malice
On the first edition of Revolution Autumn there’s Gauth who then shares line up with Glare on the 2nd edition. I have no idea why but I feel like Glare is a reincarnated version of Orchid, minus the post-modernist aesthetic. There are lots of high and low moment built from rhythm and melody from octave chords, which presented with powerful energy and high intensity. Here we can find lots of beautiful moments among the chaos.
Sup everyone, it’s the first mix of the year of flaming rooster. We have a very special guest in this one, it’s none other than Dimas “Acong” Saktya. His love for the music is almost impossible to deny as he’s involved with few notable names such as Voyagers of Icarie, Freedom of Choice as well as become frequent spinner at the Safehouse establishment. His infectious motoric dance track can also be found on Dentum Dansa Bawah Tanah under Papaya Records. In this latest episode of Heartattack, he will be sharing to us songs that accompany his morning, nostalgic songs he heard during his childhood and also his time in university all the way through the moment he discovered the coming-of-age world of Empire Records in the 90s. Sit back & enjoy!
1. Delta 5 – Mind Your Own Business
2. Elastica – Connection
3. Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
4. The Flying Lizards – Money
5. Space System – Nocturnal Creatures
6. Prinzhorn Dance School – You Are The Space Invader
7. The Clash – Bankrobber
8. Cheech & Chong Feat. Alice Bowie – Earache My Eye
9. Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want
Approaching the end of 2016 as we speak, here’s another crucial classics of hardcore/punk jam for the 30th episode of Heartattack. Featuring the likes of (you already know who’s on the list) Warzone, Youth of Today, Judge and every important hardcore bands that shape my youth and probably yours too! So here’s a bit of nostalgic, a walk to memory lane, memorable tracks that make me run amok. Enjoy and happy holiday y’all.
01. Warzone – intro bust
02. Crippled Youth – positive scene
03. Project X – shutdown
04. Uniform Choice – use your head
05. Antidote – nazi youth
06. Madball – get out
07. Cro-mags – hard times
08. Judge – bringin it down
09. Side by Side – my life to live
10. Agnostic Front – power
11. Bad Brains – big takeover
12. The Abused – loud & clear
13. Breakdown – sick people
14. Youth of Today – take a stand
15. Wide Awake – insight
16. Gorilla Biscuits – biscuit power
Honored to contribute another playlist for my buddy Jan’s W Music program; Heart Attack. Selecting some new and not-so-new music from everywhere that has been regularly played on my smartphone’s playlist to accompany my daily routines on the road. Nothing special here, just songs that i considered can give a slap in the face every time you need to be slapped in the face.
01. Intro – Arus Kuat Arus Lemah
02. Razorheads – Black Blade
03. Gas Rag – Abort Them
04. Vaaska – Policia! Policia!
05. Bib – Pressure
06. Hoax – Down
07. Goon – Tall Buildings
08. Mongrel – Worthless
09. Hidden Bones – Slow Rot
10. A Sistem Rijek?! – Survive
11. Creep Stare – Cop Problem
12. Q – CQNTRQL
13. Failed Mutation – Flood Gates
14. Sonic Order – Common Thread
15. Technical Ecstasy – Pit Exists
16. Raid – What’s Mine
17. Warthog – Functioning World
18. Slur – Control
19. Lubricant – Slave Driver
20. Peace or Annihilation – Nyanyikan Lagu Perang
To be honest, it’s been a while since I listened to any aggressive music. When Jan asked me to compile a mix for Heart Attack, I think this is a nice opportunity to revisit angsty, feels-laden music that highly influence me in my songwriting process for rekah.
There is no any particular sound or era that I aim to portrait through this mix. Just pure 30 minutes of compositions which challenge the consensus of hardcore punk as a masculine music where talking about feelings is considered taboo. Enjoy.
01. Suis La Lune – Cornea
02. Raein – Tigersuit
03. Daitro – Comme Du Papier
04. Envy – Footsteps in the Distance
05. Orchid – …And The Cat Turned To Smoke
06. Circle Takes the Square – Spirit Narrative
07. Navio Forge – Haloed Eyes
Notoriously known for his relentless love for Indonesian music, Fadli Aat (FA) is no strange figure to Jakarta’s eclectic mix of prominent selectors. Like most of us, he also went through adolescent phase and having the opportunity to absorb and immerse himself with barrage of musical influences. This time he shares to us some of his alltime favourite as well as memorable tracks from bands that have always reminded him what’s it like to be young again, for eternity. Enjoy!
01.Cryptical Death – Drama Negara.
02.Sore Throat – Nevermind the Napalm.
03.Civil Disobedience – Planet Of The Fakes.
04.Defecation – Side Effects.
05.Napalm Death – Nazi Punks Fuck Off.
06.Disrupt – A Life’s Life.
07.Forgotten – P*rkosa R.I.
08.Dying Fetus – Procreate the Malformed.
09.Terrorizer – Whirlwind Struggle.
10.Charles Bronson – Story of my life.
11.Homicide – Barisan Nisan.
I never consider myself as a hardcore/punk guy, since I found that I’m way too “skin deep” to act as one. I do enjoy the music, though. And this is a compilation of my favorite local act, ranging from the legend to the bands that came from my neighborhood. Enjoy!
Listen to this episode of Heart Attack on Whiteboard Journal’s Mixcloud.
1. Snickers and The Chicken Fighters – Party Line
2. Puppen – Atur Aku
3. Hark! Its A Crawling Tar-Tar – Syamsul Bachri Menggugat
4. Screaming Factor – End of Beginning
5. We The People – Tukang Rebutan
6. Primitive Chimpanzee – Rawon Tuyul
7. Speedy Gonzales – Grindcoreminator
8. Seized – Ricuh
9. Hantamrata – Increase (Pur’s Mom) Woman Labor Welfare
10. Extreme Decay – No More
11. Duct Tape Surgery – Fate
12. Disfare – Burden
13. Emmahaven – Rancour
14. Tarrkam – Mahameru Selfie Destroyer
15. Charvaka – Terbuang
16. Haul – Rima Penghitam Cakrawala
17. Violence of Crusade – Dead//Suicide
18. Take This Life – This is The Ape Song
19. ALICE – In The Name Of Forgiveness, I’ll Be Leaving This Secret With You (Pitfall Cover)
20. Sharkbite – Walk Your Path
It’s incredibly exciting to give a warm welcome to our special guest on the 25th installment of Heart Attack, mr. Ovi! He’s known for his involvement with one of local’s hottest acts Avhath. Besides working as the dude responsible for bringing the crowd and making sure all events are well prepared, Ovi also has a knack for anything raw, fast, aggressive and intense. This time he will be going back and forth with some of his all time favorites, local heroes that he admires as well as tracks that he couldn’t get over with in the past few years. Enjoy!
01. Manner Farm – An Uninspired Spire Houses None
02. Disdain – In Ordinary
03. Diamond Youth – Maryland Ice Cream
04. Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
05. Trapped Under Ice – Outcast
06. VIJF – Forest
07. Abrasion – Crucial Years
08. Deadbeat – Punish You
09. Midnight – Evil Like A Knife
10. Aanal Beehemoth – Dirty Soul
11. A Sistem Rijek – Shake Yer Faith!
12. Blood Suckers – Bored And Miserable
13. Wicked Suffer – Isolation
14. Mind Control – Dead Communication
15. hurt – Disguise
16. D-Clone – Living in Chaos
17. Haxan – Grand Denunciation
18. Haul – Death From Beyond
19. Bruce Banner – (We Are) Bruce Banner
20. MANHUNT – LCD
21. Aneka Digital Safari – Concrete Leather
22. Jarhead Fertilizer – Body of Crime
23. Full of Hell – Halogen Bulb
24. Bangsat – The Unholy Trinity
25. Pissgrave – Perpetual War
26. Internal Rot – Bamboo Spine
Greetings everyone! We’re back with another special episode of Heartattack featuring my man Yudhistira (it’s his second turn here!). Well this time he will be giving us few chunks of Robotic Empire Records, an independent record label based out of Richmond – Virginia which focuses on releasing hardcore/punk/metal as well as any subgenre derived from them. Without further due, enjoy the 24th installment of Heartattack!
Robotic Empire Records is a DIY label out of Richmond, Virginia that is responsible in shaping my taste in music in my teens/early adolescent era (thanks, the internet). I was getting deeper and deeper into the world of hardcore/punk/metal/extreme music and found comfort in RE’s roster. It still amazes me how so many bands on this label sound absolutely nothing alike. I mean this label hosts Pig Destroyer (grindcore), Kayo Dot (avant-garde/experimental/ambient), Pgymy Lush (folk) and Jesu. If you like your hardcore/punk/indie rock/metal different, at times weird and daring compared to the more straight-up conventional ones, you’ll find lots of gems here. Here’s a few songs off Robotic Empire’s discography that made a big impression on me back then. Maybe you’ll like them too
01. Hot Cross – Putting The Past Right
02. Circle Takes The Square – Crowquill
03. Stop It! – Name + Number
04. Pg 99 – My Application To Heaven
05. Verse En Coma – Through Ice Patches And Pine Trees
06. Torche – Mentor
07. Daughters – And Then The C.h.u.d.s Came
08. Ultra Dolphins – William’s Nightmare
09. Isis – Backlit
It’s no secret that Boston is home to some of the country’s best hardcore/punk bands. With that being said, I’d like to focus on one particular figure who’s undeniably passionate about music especially within the hardcore & punk spectrum, yes it’s none other than Patrick “Pat” Flynn. His sheer positivism, lyrical talent, charged energy & stage presence uplift the music even higher, putting Boston on the map again and again, just like how he translates his humane expression through every projects he’s involved in so far, including defunct Boston’s semi legend Have Heart. His affair with music doesn’t end, instead he keeps on lightning up the fire with the birth of bands like Wolf Whistle, Sweet Jesus, Fiddlehead, Clear and the latest one, FREE.
ps: Due to limited amount of running time, I’ve decided to exclude Wolf Whistle & Fiddlehead in this particular playlist.
1. Have Heart – Lionheart
2. Have Heart – Something More Than Ink
3. Have Heart – Armed with a Mind
4. Have Heart – The Machinist
5. Have Heart – Bostons
6. Have Heart – Brotherly Love
7. Sweet Jesus – Hate’s Hard Wall
8. Sweet Jesus – Box
9. Sweet Jesus – Stonefaced
10. Sweet Jesus – Even Breathing
11. Sweet Jesus – You Destroy Yourself
12. Clear – You Still Here
13. Clear – Pain Chain
14. FREE – Dedication
15. FREE – We Live Free
It was fun for me to compile songs that i’ve listened way back during my teenage years (circa 1994-1997), so when my good friend Jan asked for a mixtape that consists of these particular style, i’ve started to dig my old collection at my parents’ house.
I’ve encountered most of these songs from gigs, zines that i’ve borrowed, some CDs and bootleg tapes that was handed to me from my good friends back then. Sometimes i also had to asked my mom’s friend who lived in New York to bought me some Fugazi tapes because i couldn’t find any on record stores! Some of the songs are somewhat personal to me as it was the one who accompanied me during some difficult times at that time. Not to mention that the whole movement has helped me to shape my thoughts on how music can be that important to your life, and also learned on how to stay connected (i.e: networking) since the early stage of my life. I will certainly pass these music to my son to accompany his teenage years later and hoping that he could get something (positive for sure) from it haha. Most of the bands here were not that hard to source as they’ve come to me without any help from internet, but i still certainly hope you guys can still enjoy it. Cheers!
Shelter – Message of The Bhagavat
Drive Like Jehu – Human Interest
Rites of Spring – For Want Of
Inside Out – No Spiritual Surrender
Minor Threat – In My Eyes
Pennywise – Open Door
Bad Religion – Do What You Want
Project X – Shutdown
Necros – IQ 32
Fugazi – Bed For The Scraping
Conflict – To Whom It May Concern
Sendal Jepit – (I Know I Will) Wrecked It Up
How’s everyone doing? We’re back again on the latest installment of Heart Attack! This time, I’m presenting a mix of stuff that I been listening to in the past couple weeks. It’s interesting how “punk” as an aesthetic always manages its way to penetrates into different form of sounds and I find that to be wonderfully peculiar. Enjoy!
01. Disgusti – No Great Mischief
02. Nomad – 遺命
03. Firewalker – Nothing Left
04. Eel – Fuck Off, The Human Insect
05. Ampere – Money Stinks (DRI Cover)
06. Zyanose – F.O.A.D.
07. Orden Mundial – Acción Humanitaria
08. 100 Flowers – Head, No Heart
09. L.O.T.I.O.N – Computers Don’t Have A Heartbeat
10. James Chance & The Contortions – Contort Yourself
11. Slouch – FILTH
12. The Partisans – Arms Race
13. Uranium Club – Vanishing Point
14. Cabaret Voltaire – Doubled Delivery
15. Diät – Toonie
I, Prabu Pramayougha, apologize in advance to ruin the mood of exhibiting “hard music” in this installment of Heart Attack. Really sorry that my musical taste isn’t “hard” enough. But, Jan asked me to do this. So as a friend, I did my best for it. Please don’t get mad at him too.
About the playlist, um nothing special. I just put my favorite Japanese pop punk songs into one playlist. Why Japanese bands? Because they sound really catchy and different. Without any irony, I really love how they manage to keep the vocal harmony along with their struggle to pronounce their style of intelligible English. That thing caught my heart completely. That’s simply why. No further exaggerated pretentious my-playlist-is-so-cool explanation.
Hope you all can sing along to these songs. Yep!
P.S : No Hi-Standard & Shonen Knife. Sorry, last.fm enthusiasts.
Listen to Prabu Pramayougha’s playlist on Mixcloud.
01. the-dudoos – das sportfest
02. Husking Bee – Anchor
03. supersnazz – words of love
04. Captain Hedge Hog – You Don’t Know How My Feel
05. Short Circuit – My Favorite Time
06. Beat Crusaders – Be My Wife
07. Felix the Band – Everywhere You Go
08. Cigaretteman – untitled
09. The Nerdy Jugheads – My Head is Killing Me
10. The Dazes – Candy
11. Seventeen Again – Nobody Knows My Song
My apologies for the super late turn-out as I’m heavily occupied by tons of work from the office, it’s been mad hectic in the past couple few weeks back. But let’s forget about that shall we, because it’s the 18th instalment of Heart Attack and this time we have Achmad Bagoes, who’s already a familiar figure in the heart of Jakarta’s hardcore/punk scene. Bagoes (or also known as Ajus), performs in multiple different bands such as Final Attack, Raincoat, Sense of Pride, Braveheart and many more. His energy & enthusiasm towards hardcore are undoubtedly recognisable, through Heart Attack he shares to us some of his personal favorite tracks from some of his favorite hardcore bands. Check it out!
01. The Suicide File – The Edge of Town
02. No Choice in This Matter – The reason of existing
03. Carry On – The View
04. Ten Yard Fight – Action speak
05. Kid Dynamite – Pits and Poisoned Apple
06. The Promise – My True Love
07. Ceremony – Kersed
08. Bane – Ante up
09. D.S.13 – media blitz(the germs cover)
10. Section 8 – Here Comes the Parade
11. Justice – Light in the Dark
12. Trial – For The Kids
13. Terror – Keep Your Distance
14. This Routine is Hell – The Desperate Sway
15. Stop and Think – Get Lost (2nd Demo)
16. American Nightmare – Please Die!
17. Shark Attack – C.C.P
18. Another Breath – Token
19. Ruiner – That Stone Better Be On Fire
20. No Warning – My World
The holidays are over and without further due, I’d like to welcome y’all to the 17th installment of Heartattack! This playlist might be the “softest” jam so far, as I’ll include some electronic/synth-based sounds while still keeping the usual tracks built for the program. Lately I’ve been listening to heaps of other stuff besides punk, so I figure it’d be a pretty interesting mix to throw in as I find similarity between early days of electronic music & punk, where both resemble equal spirit of invention. Another obvious trait would be repetition, because without it there wouldn’t be any interesting layers to play, right?
01. Devo – Devo Corporate Anthem
02. The Spits – Police
03. Flesh World – A Trip to the Living Ice Age
04. Ivy – Cave Business
05. Bad Noids – The Ones
06. L.O.T.I.O.N. – Goodbye Humans
07. Gelandeterror – Es Ist Vollbracht
08. Hexentanz – Coven
09. Anasazi – Samsara
10. Belgrado – Jeszcze Raz
11. The Victims – Perth is a Culture Shock
12. Hank Wood & The Hammerheads – This World is Beat
13. Fad Gadget – Salt Lake City Sunday
14. Suicide – Johnny
15. The Chameleons – Up Down the Escalator
16. Absolute Body Control – Baby’s on Fire (Brian Eno Cover)
Unlike the majority of glitz & blitz that make up our modern world, hardcore music remains shrouded in mystery, especially when it comes to Cleveland. We talk so much about the DC scene, the Boston scene and of course the New York Scene, but the Clevo scene? not so much. Aside from being home to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland is also home to some of America’s most controversial hardcore bands (e.g Integrity, One Life Crew). In this 16th installment of Heart Attack, my good friend Hilman Fathoni will share to you some of his favorite hardcore/punk jams from the beating heart of Cleveland, enjoy!
American hardcore music has tons of various musical style. From each region, they bring their own tone & emotion, and I think it always depends on what happens around their neighbourhood. Earlier this year I had a conversation through Facebook with my Richmond friend, Sam Roberts. And we talked about how much Clevo has brought influences to my band. Then I did a short research about Cleveland bands from clues that Sam told me about. I found out that bands such as h100s, 9 Shocks Terror, Darvocets until the recent ones like Wetbrain & Prison Moan sort of giving me the same vibes like some of my favorite Chicago bands such as Los Crudos, Raw Nerve, or the almighty Charles Bronson. So that’s basically the story of how I discovered yet adored Cleveland bands, within one night. So I’m just gonna call this mix Cleveland in One Night (or Cleveland Satu Malam in Indonesian). Long live the Erbas!
PS: Recently a great documentary piece which discusses about the aforementioned subscene entitled “Destroy Cleveland” just came out this year, so I suppose this can be some sort of celebration to one of important pages in American hardcore history!
1. 9 Shocks Terror – Screw This Town
2. Avon Ladies – Power Failure
3. Bad Noids – Poison In The Kitchen
4. Cheap Tragedies – Sheppard To Lost Sheep
5. Confront – Right In The Eye
6. Darvocets – Space Shuttle
7. Fat Vegan – Pupusa
8. Flyin’ Trichecos – Tri-Tri-Trichecho
9. Gordon Solie Motherfuckers! – Burning Thrash Spirit / Open Letter to Cleveland Pigs
10. H100S – Destroy Cleveland
11. Inmates – HRAH!!!
12. Integrity – Release The Fiend
13. Lucha Eterna – Guerra
14. One Life Crew – Our Scene, Your Fear
15. Party Plates – Kidnapping Quatro
16. Prison Moan – Skin For Skin
17. Ringworm- Endless Cycles
18. Stray Dogs – Bucket List
19. Upstab – Greetin’s Creetins
20. Wetbrain – They Live
Holy crap, it’s been like what? a year already? I seriously never thought of having my own music channel until Ken asked me to. Bear in my mind that I love doing this because I dig the whole music-sharing experience which stems from a personal satisfaction of exploring new stuff on daily basis, just like how much I love hearing what my contributors has to offer on their playlist. So from there, Heartattack is born with multiple clicks, endless noises, cuts and guts, the rest is pretty much history.
The discovery factor within punk will always be one of so many key-defining factors on why it survives after all these time. Everytime I browse, or maybe talk to someone about it, I always find out more and more unknown bands or scenes which amazes me so much. But I guess that’s the prime beauty of it, there’s this some sort of mysterious quality embeeded in that particular world. The familiar feeling you can obtain when you discover rare books at the book fair or something, punk is and will always remain buried in the gutter, waiting to be found. In this 15th installment of Heartattack, I’ll share to you some of my personal favorite tracks as well as new discoveries that I’ve made in the past couple weeks. I probably should stop talking, yeah I thought so. Enjoy!
01. Dawn of Humans – Mangled Puzzle
02. Soma Coma – Imperial Dick
03. Bloodkrow Butcher – Anti-War
04. Failures – Parents
05. Nomad – 戦い
06. Koro – Selfless
07. S.H.I.T. – A Look At Tomorrow (Discharge Cover)
08. Other Women – Workday
09. Lubricant – Vengeance
10. Crazy Spirit – They Sleep Easy
11. Poison Idea – Pure Hate
12. The Coneheads – ‘Notha Thing
13. Nuclear Spring – Crisis
14. Raw Nerve – I’m A Cliché (X-Ray Spex Cover)
15. Detergents – Dark Days
16. Eddy Current Suppression Ring – You Let Me Be Honest With You
17. Catholic Spit – Devil’s Pact
18. Generacion Suicida – Mierda Ciudad
19. Pisse – 3D Brille
20. Total Control – Systematic Fuck
21. L.O.T.I.O.N. – Militarized Urban Zone
22. Captive – Love Is The Law
23. Venom P. Stinger – Hell Street
How’s everyone doing today? It’s almost approaching the end of April & I still couldn’t believe that we’ve already reached our 14th installment of Heartattack! This time we have a very special guest from Jakarta, Anugrah Esa. Aside from running Doombringer record label as well as playing in numerous punk bands such as Paralerpe and Lock Off (to name a few), Esa’s also been involved in the local independent scene for quite sometimes. Whether it’s writing zines, organizing shows, putting out records or performing in a band, Esa’s love affair with punk and its subsidiaries won’t show any sign of slowing down, just yet. So what would be better than to hear it straight from the man himself! It’s time for some global chaos takeover!
This is actually the first time I do mixtape or playlist. It was quite a strange feeling when Jan invited me to do a portion for Heartattack. I’ve been a regular listener of Maximum Rock ‘n Roll Radio, Profane Existence Radio, Sonic Overload Radio as well as other online radio. But to be the one who came up with the playlist, I’d never thought of that until now. So here you go, 21 songs that fill up my shitty mp3 player. These songs pretty much accompany me in the morning while facing a dirty combo of hangover and fucked up traffic, while in the evening it’s another combo of 8 hours of slavery work and another same old shit traffic. I hope you enjoy this until you run out of breath. Play it on maximum volume for maximum output ’cause we all know that your life’s a mess, you piece of shit!
01. INA SUBS – Punks United (Valid CS)
(Still the boots. Spiky hair. Leather Jacket. Drunk everywhere. Jakarta punks from the 90‘s. Lousy vocals, bad english, punk attitude!)
02. BEER BELLY – Smash The Sober Punx (Smash The Sober Punx CS)
(The title says it all. Japanese pogo punx band. With a drunken vocalist!)
03. FLEA BAG – Flea Bag (Flea Bag 2015 Demo CS)
(sloppy drunk pogo punx attack from USA. You will definitely want to form a band after hearing this!)
04. SAVAGEHEADS – Starve (Demo CS)
(If you like The Partisans, you will love Savageheads. If you don’t like The Partisans, you will love Savageheads. Boston’s best UK82 shit!)
05. LAS OTRAS – Tragedia (Devolver El Golpe LP)
(angry and pissed. Hardcore punx as fuck. Feminist punk band from Spain.)
06. SKIZOPHRENIA – Attack (This Fucking Skizophrenia! Still A Raped Ass EP)
(Top notch raw punk from Japan. Crazy bass lines, energic drum beat, fucked up vocals. What else?!)
07. THE IDIOTS – Punks Dead I’m Dead (Living Comfort In Anarchy CS)
(an athemic song. From one of the longest running hardcore punk band in Jakarta. Punks Dead I’m Dead!)
08. CRUTCHES – Mera (Lurad LP)
(d-beat tsunami. Noisy swedish hardcore attack, with Japan’s mighty Disclose influence. Pretty cool people too.)
09. G.L.O.S.S. – G.L.O.S.S. (We’re From The Future) (Demo CS)
(in-your-face hardcore punx. A queer band with strong transgender politic statement. Best demo tape of this year! Girl! Living! Outside! Society! Shit!)
10. HOAX – Living On The Brink Of Suicide (Collected LP)
(Hardcore that filled with hate. Manic vocalist, and killer riffs. I love the way the drummer play in this song.)
11. CONTRAST ATTITUDE – No Hope In There (Black Or White EP)
(The noisemaster strike hard! If you don’t like them, i fucking hate you!)
12. SEX DWARF – I Mitt Huvud (Non Stop Erotic Noise Cabaret LP)
(Full noise attack, distorted and buzzing swedish mangel to the new level!)
13. BULLETPROOF – Through The Darkness (V/A Earslaughter In 27.29 CS)
(Darkened crust, repetitive beat, heavy riffs. One of my local fave!)
14. ANTIMOB – Αγανάκτηση Και Υποταγή (Self Titled LP)
(One of the best Burning Spirit band outside Japan. Crazy song structure. So technically good.)
15. DIAGNOSIS? BASTARD! – Am I Stupid? Or Idiot! (Diagnosis? Bastard! #2 EP)
(D-beat supergroup. Wild and frantic, rumbling loudly shouted hardcore, fast riffs, frantic screaming, chaotic drumming)
16. INFERNÖH – Lid (Split w/ NOMAD EP)
(Raw and noisy Swedish mangel. A Perfect mix of Totalitar and Disclose.)
17. MAUSER – deterioration (Isolation LP)
(Over the top noise d-beat. They really drive the drum forward and so massively involved. Framtid worshipper!)
18. D-CLONE – Weekendpunk (Creation And Destroy LP)
(The nastiest, and noisiest d-beat fuckers in the world. Full distortions. Chainsaw guitars, fuzzy bass, relentless drums, angry vocals. 666% chaos.)
19. ASPECTS OF WAR – Tomorrow Nothing (V/A Annihilation: Konton Crasher Omnibus LP)
(Disclose. Disclose. Disclose. The name came from Disclose song. Noise d-beat from Boston. Disclose. Disclose. Disclose.)
20. UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE – Nou món (Nou món EP)
(Primitive hardcore punk. Industrial hardcore punk. Experimental hardcore punk. Anarcho punk. Whatever. Their music is timeless, and enjoyable to most people. Anarcho punk from Spain.)
21. CRIMINAL DAMAGE – Anesthesia (Self Titled LP)
(A song to close this mixtape session. Member of Tragedy playing Blitz-esque punk rock. Catchy, anthemic, and always political.)
It’s approaching the end of March and things are getting even busier than ever! Luckily I have a special guest contributor, Gary Hostage, who’s willing to part his time for this month’s Heartattack. Apart from abusing his bass on Vague and also performing individually as Gary Hostage (not sure if this particular project is still on), he also dabbles in his own independent enterprise to organize shows and such. This time, he will be sharing to us few of his favorite Canadian bands. I do hope that you enjoy this mix as much as I do.
I feel excited when Jan asked me to contribute for his reputably heart attack program because it has been a while since I occupy myself with music compiling activities (making mixtape).
This mix focuses on “Cancon” (Canadian content) so here you have it! Several Canadian tunes, ranging from hardcore to polka which (hopefully) would please your hearing senses. Oh, in case you are wondering, I don’t put great and notable Canadian bands like Fucked Up, DOA, or Japandroids because they have enough exposure already. Courtesy of Gary Hostage; you are welcome.
01. Raised by Wolves – Rats are Gonna Die Tonight
02. The Dreadnoughts – Goblin Humppa
03. Bishops Green – Tumbling Down
04. Hassler – Retaliation
05. The Brains – Screaming
06. Invasives – Who You Are
07. Ought – The Weather Song
08. TV Freaks – Knife
09. Fashionism – Smash the State (With Your Face)
10. Knucklehead – Voice Among Us
11. Tranzmitors – Nervous Breakdown
12. Rum Runner – the Punks are Due on Maple Street
Welcome to the 12th installment of Heart Attack in this busy month of February! Aside from busting my ass at work and also playing music, lately I’m in the mood for heavier and groove-oriented hardcore. Back in my junior high school, I remember this one time when I strolled around local tape store and came across Madball “Look My Way”, I think it was released by roadrunner. On the first listen, I was completely floored and stunned by how much groove and intensity that Madball brought to the table. Since that day, I began discovering bands like Biohazard, Dog Eat Dog, Life of Agony and such…which eventually leads to a more contemporary bands like Terror, No Warning up until recent band like Turnstile (nonstop feeling is crazy good!). You know, one thing about hardcore, it’s sort of like hit or miss, when you do things right they will come out really dope, otherwise all you get is a pool of generic hardcore bands that try to sound heavy yet failing miserably. Enclosed are some of the songs that has been stuck in my ears, these songs really kick off so much memories of hanging out with friends, going into their practice space and simply loving hardcore. Last but not least, enjoy!
01. Turnstile – Gravity
02. Cold World – The Real Deal
03. Backtrack – Welcome to the Pound
04. Soul Search – Me & Mine
05. Twitching Tongues – Distance Clause
06. Bad Seed – Justice Deserved
07. Stout – Block Watch
08. Life of Agony – Here I Am, Here I Stay
09. Trapped Under Ice – Gemini
10. No Warning – Resurrection Of The Wolf
11. Leeway – On The Outside
12. Biohazard – Man With A Promise
13. Crown of Thornz – Juggernaut
14. Terror – Push It Away
15. Madball – Set It Off
We back again with another fresh episode of Heartattack! This time we have a very special guest, the one & only Mariati Galatio a.k.a Mar Galo. Aside from performing music with Jirapah, Mar also spins a wide variety of colorful & eclectic Asian tunes. Her introduction to punk & hardcore music is an honest portrayal of eye-opening experience! Ranging from the old school classic such as Sick of It All, Boston’s finest BANE and all the way to the challenging metal/hardcore acts like Dillinger Escape Plan, this episode is a bold statement of how much music can inspire & take you to various places. I really hope you enjoy Mar’s selection as much as she enjoys compiling this for y’all!
From Mar Galo:
Compiling this list is a trip down memory lane to the period of suburban angst, reading Lambgoat, trading tapes of live shows, buying from Very Distro, getting updates from Asian Man Records, going to Generation Records, being straightedge. Some of these bands have altered my mindset and continued to remain as an inspiration to this day. Welcome to the day that you opened your eyes!
1. Sick Of It All – Call to Arms
2. Bane – Can We Start Again
3. Hatebreed – Before Dishonor
4. Kill Your Idols – Funeral for a Feeling
5. Boy Sets Fire – Rookie
6. Shai Hulud – My Heart Bleeds The Darkest Blood
7. The Haunted – Bury Your Dead
8. Candiria – Remove Yourself
9. The Dillinger Escape Plan – 43% Burnt
10. Darkest Hour – An Epitaph
11. Snapcase – Coagulate
12. Silent Majority – Polar Bear Club
13. Curl Up and Die – You’d Be Cuter if I Shot You in the Face
There’s nothing doper than to close off the year of 2014 with a special playlist, coming all the way from Singapore. In this 10th installment of Heartattack, our special guest Hafiz Bastard will be sharing to y’all his favorite hardcore/punk tracks. Having to play in multiple bands with multiple style of music, Hafiz Bastard’s selection is something that you should be paying attention to. Expect to hear gnarly mixture of raw yet explosive energy from different parts of the world!
All the bands and songs here reflects all the shit that i’ve been listening for the past 2-3 years. Eventhough I love old classic hardcore punk, but all these bands can be the most inspiring & gives out the full intense energy of hardcore punk to date. It’s not easy choosing 30 mins worth of punk, I can’t be bothered going through my record collection, since i buy records all the time & always getting my hands on the latest shit. So to make things easy, these are all the tracks that i found in my ipod. The ones that have been accompanying me through my journey in the bus or train to work and shit like that.
01. YOUTH AVOIDERS – Grit Your Teeth (France)
02. HAVITTAJAT – Havittajat (Australia)
03. RED DONS – A forces turning point (USA)
04. DiE – B.T.K (UK)
05. EEL – Low life (Canada)
06. LIFELOCK – And for what (Singapore)
07. BELGRADO – Sombra De La cruz (Spain)
08. HERATYS – Totuuden Liekki (Sweden)
09. S.H.I.T – Nobody knows anybody (Canada)
10. INFERNOH – Vi Tittar Pa (Sweden)
11. FRAMTID – Never Surrender (Japan)
12. GENERACION SUICIDA – mierda cuidad (USA)
13. HANKWOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS – it’s hard on the street (USA)
14. BISHOPS GREEN – alone (Canada)
15. NERVOUS TREND – Border lines (Australia)
16. Kakka-hata 77 – Kakkahata tappaa (Finland)
Welcome to 9th installment of Heartattack! Hope everyone’s doing good! Without further due, it’s a tremendous honor to present our special guest *drumroll* none other than Saleh Husein. Besides performing with White Shoes & the Couples Company as well as the Adams, Ale is also known for his avid love for hardcore/punk.
In this episode, he will be sharing to us, some of his personal favorite tunes growing up.
Jakarta circa ’94 – ’95, my first encounter with the devil music, yep that’s what my folks at home describe it (laughs). I’m so attached to it and I can’t help but to listen to it day and night without even stopping, and eventually begin introducing it to all my closest friends.
Hardcore! Yes, I’m proud to say that word just because it means a lot to me. Through hardcore, I know a thing or two about the language of attitude, something that is so closely embedded within its music. As a musician, that particular language shapes me into who I am today.
At that time, I was having difficulty to locate music references. So it was still very much limited around records catalog, zine, even stories from friends who travelled abroad to see all of my favorite bands such as Agnostic Front, Warzone, etc.
During that time, it was difficult to find music references. Due to limitations, I had to search for information through records catalog, or hearing stories from friends who’ve seen some of my favorite bands such as Agnostic Front, Warzone, etc.
From there, my introduction got even deeper. I begin reading hardcore/punk fanzines, taping my friend’s cassettes, burning CD’s off my friend’s collection, until eventually I’m able to get them properly.
This mixtape is a glimpse of music that I’ve heard and a lot more I guess! It’s indeed, a glorious memory for me!
01. Seekers of the Truth – Food For Thought
02. Dog eat dog – Who’s The King
03. Rykers – brother against brother
04. Beastie Boys – Gratitude
05. Ignite – Call On My Brothers
06. Vision Of Disorder – D.T.O
07. Black Flag – Black Coffee
08. 25 ta Life – Friendship, Loyalty, Commitment
09. Agnostic Front – Gotta Go
10. Candiria-Work In Progress
11. Up Front – Fear of Being a Giant
12. Refused – Rather Be Dead
13. Earth Crisis – Breed The Killers
14. Ten Yard Fight – Hardcore Pride
15. Sick of it All- Scratch the Surface
16. Descendents – I Don’t Want To Grow Up
17. youth of today -break down the walls
18. Gorilla Biscuits – New Direction
19. Warzone – The Sound of Revolution
Hows it goin y’all?! I hope everyone is doing well. On the 8th episode of Heartattack, we have Indra Chino as our guest contributor. Aside from running the infamous hardcore/punk distro Trueside Records, he also plays guitar on Final Attack (if you haven’t heard of ‘em, google ‘em now). Indra will be sharing to us some of the bands that really help shaping Final Attack’s musical journey.
From Indra Chino: Aight, so my good friend Jan asked me if I could do an episode of bands that influence Final Attack and me as a person. Growing up, I’ve always loved raw, fast, heavy, in your face kinda music. Back when I was in high school, I discovered bands like Minor Threat, Void, State of Alert, Cro-Mags, Negative Approach and so on. Those particular sound, feel and rawness really blew me away. Boy, they were really fast, weren’t they! I was totally hooked ever since. Not so long after that, I began discovering another side of hardcore, this time it got heavier. I got into bands like Madball, Merauder, Leeway, Judgeor better known as “NYHC” style of hardcore. Inspired by these particular sounds, I thought to myself “someday I gotta start a band that is influenced by all of these bands!”, so when I finally had the chance, I didn’t hesitate. Here’s the list of some bands (there are far too many to list!) that influence me and Final Attack as a band. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
01. Agnostic Front – New Jack
02. Inside Out – Burning Fight
03. Madball – Set It Off
04. Build & Destroy – Build And Destroy
05. Cro-Mags – Crush The Demoniac
06. Leeway – Enforcer
07. Cold World – Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First
08. Down to Nothing – Who Are You To Say
09 Merauder – master killer
10. Minor Threat – Screaming at a Wall
11. Last Rights – Chunks
12. No Warning – Ill Blood
13. Judge – Hold Me Back
14. Void – My Rules
15. Terror – Nothing To Me
Welcome to the 7th installment of Heart Attack! We will go all the way back to the year where New York Hardcore really took off and inspired many generations of current bands. It’s funny when we say New York Hardcore (NYHC), most people would immediately come up with names like Sick of It all, Madball, and Agnostic Front, but the truth is New York City has so many other great bands that only exist within shorter period of times (some of them still survive to this day, some would even vanish). America’s hardcore is all about its cities and how those cities reflect the sound of each and particular bands. When it comes to Big Apple, it’s no greater mystery that the sounds embedded on each bands, is very much an honest portrayal of what they’re gone through everyday life, which comes in form of hope, despair, lost, anger as well as other type of emotions. In this episode, I will be sharing to all of you, some of my favorite jams from the early days of NYHC. I might’ve missed some bands as I can’t possibly include every bands, due to limited time and space. Enjoy!
01 – Agnostic Front – Last Warning
02 – Crumbsuckers – Bullshit Society
03 – OUTBURST – The Hardway
04 – The Abused – War Games
05 – Madball – Set it off
06 – Sick Of It All – Friends like you
07 – Warzone- As One
08 – Killing Time – what I want
09 – Altercation – Unite Us
10 – Citizens Arrest – Utopia
11 – The Icemen – Fire And Ice
12 – Life’s Blood – Not For The Weak
13 – Our Gang – IN ANGER (REJECTED)
14 – Cro-Mags We Gotta Know
15 – Beyond – Vitality
16 – Side by Side- My Life To Live
17 – Straight Ahead – Straight Ahead
18 – Judge – The Storm
19 – Breakdown – Safe in a Crowd
20 – Supertouch – searching for the light
21 – Youth of Today- Break Down the Walls
22 – Gorilla Biscuits – New Direction
When your host with the most, Januar Kristianto, asked me if I wanted to make a special Converge episode of Heart Attack I had to immediately say yes as this Massachusetts metal-hardcore band played a big role in my youth. The group’s atmospheric, heavy and often spastic music caught my attention at the first listen, and their constant evolution of sound kept me anticipating their next releases. The following are some of my favorite songs by the group, particularly from When Forever Comes Crashing, The Poacher Diaries split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed, You Fail Me, Petitioning the Empty Sky, the Caring and Killing compilation and perhaps their most famous album of all, Jane Doe.
I unfortunately could not find my collection of original Converge CDs, so some of the songs here come from remastered albums. I hope that you will be able to listen to the original releases because the gloomy production of When Forever Comes Crashing and Petitioning the Empty Sky’s rawness really added atmosphere to those albums (or perhaps I’m just being nostalgic). Whether you are a long time listener of Converge or you are unfamiliar with their music, I hope you will enjoy this mix!
Heart Attack Converge Special:
01. Ten Cents
02. Shallow Breathing/I Abstain
03. The High Cost of Playing God
04. Phoenix in Flames
05. Eagles Become Vultures
07. Locust Rain
08. Year of the Swine
09. The Broken Vow
10. Color Me Blood Red
13. The Saddest Day
15. My Great Devastator
16. This is Mine
When it comes to hardcore/punk scene, you simply can’t disregard the involving bands, let alone its members. In the 5th instalment of Heartattack, Dodie Sadath from United Blood Webzine, will share to us some of his favorite local hardcore/punk delicacies.
This playlist is a glimpse of many facets of Indonesian hardcore/punk scene, with 16 different bands from different cities as well as different eras & tempos, Dodie wants to tell the people that Jakarta is not the only place where all good hardcore/punk scene resides.
01. Satu Kepalan – Malas
02. Anti Squad – Freedom and Justice
03. Lowlife – Fuck You
04 – Tanpa Batas – Hardcore Dropout
05. The Jinxz – No Disco
06. Fukk Bar Culture – Bandrekos Is The Bestos
07. Let’s Go – Look Around
08. Nutmeg – We Just Come
09. CBA – Just For Fun
10. Triple X – Don’t Wanna Hate You
11. Bedebah Bangsat – Underground Djarum
12. Keep The Faith – Hardcore For Skins
13. Final Attack – Working Trash
14. Martyr – Hiperialistik
15. Bored – We Hate Cops
16. Robomurphy – F.Y.H.R
On the 4th instalment of Heart Attack, we have Rudy Wicaksono. Coming all the way from Jogjakarta, he’s also primarily known as the lead member of Wicked Suffer, Jogja’s very own force of nature. On this episode, he will be sharing to us his current favorite jams. From oi, punk, hardcore and all the way to post-punk, Rudy will take us on an intimate journey to decode the mysterious nature of punk, where everything is sounded tribal, barbaric & brutally honest. These bands aren’t even from the 80s nor 00s, but the way they capture their specific sound is inevitably exquisite. As Rudy put it in his own words, “get on your chaos walk and smash some windows while you’re at it!”
01. Chain Rank – Chain Rank
02. The Repos – Losing High
03. Black Easter – Action Speak
04. Crisis – No Town Hall
05. Die – Life is Hate
06. Captive – The Fool
07. Flesh World – Church of Flesh
08. YDI – Why Die
09. Institute – Giddy Boys
10. Anxiety Hammer – Echoes
11. Insurance Risk – The Punisher
12. No – Skeletal Hand
13. S.H.I.T. – Collective Unconsciousness
14. Safewords – Hiroshima Lovers
15. Pregnancy Scares – Lobotomy
16. Coitus Int – My Ideal Man
What’s up y’all! We’re back again on the third installment of Heartattack with our very special guest Yudhistira (Vague, Jirapah). Apart from obsessing over pedals and guitars, Yudhis is an all-around music nerd, who dabbles his way through different form of musical interest. His exquisite taste in music is another proof that you don’t wanna miss his selection. This time, he’s gonna show us his profound admiration of early LA hardcore/punk. Crank the volume up & upset your neighbors!
Early American Hardcore Punk (Los Angeles/California area)
The ferocity of American hardcore punk music/scene can be traced back as early as late 70′s/early 80′s. Since hardcore punk stemmed out of local community, it makes sense that each area or region would have their own identity and sound. This mix focuses on the hardcore punk bands that came out of Los Angeles area around that period. The L.A sound is normally is quite varied and diverse with some bands adopting obvious garage rock , surf-rock, rockabilly influences.
01. Middle Class – Out of Vogue
02. Black Flag – Rise Above
03. Adolescents – I Hate Children
04. Angry Samoans – They Saved Hitlers Cock
05. Ill Repute – Fill It Up
06. Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
07. T.S.O.L – Superficial Love
08. Wasted Youth – Fuck Authority
09. Agent Orange – Bloodstains
10. Circle Jerks – Live Fast Die Young
*Photo by Edward Colver
I hope everyone’s having a great weekend! It’s been pretty hectic on my end but there’s always time for punk.
In this 2nd episode of Heartattack, I will be sharing some of my favorite jams. Whether it’s fast or slow, you just can’t deny the aggression of these particular bands. From USA all the way to Japan, raw is one cardinal word that you simply can’t escape. While we’re being bombarded by majority of safe & over-produced staleness within the pop music industry, punk provides legitimate space where every ugly things are majestic in their respective.
01. Gauze – Thrash, Thrash, Thrash
02. SQRM – White Stains
03. Gag – Intro_Squeeze
04. Urban Blight – Blight Makes Right_No Time
05. Framtid – UCAV
06. The Coltranes – Sweet
07. Tear It Up – Tear It Up, Tear It Down
08. Green Beret – Kulturekampf
09. Death Side – Burning Spirit
10. The Boston Strangler – Gonna Make You Pay
11. Avon Ladies – Power Failure
12. Violent Reaction – City Streets
13. D.S.B – Social Vibration
14. Blank Stare – Fuck Drugs. Fuck You.
15. Condominium – Big Plans
16. Nomos – Vertical Slum (Swell Maps Cover)
Whenever one’s talking about contemporary American hardcore, It’s almost impossible to leave Lockin Out Records out of the equation. In times where people thought there’d be no more straight edge bands from Boston, Mental happened. Picking up where bands like Ten Yard Fight and In My Eyes have left, Greg, the lead singer of Mental, started Lockin Out & represented a whole new era of Boston hardcore under their flag.
The influence of Lockin Out records in American soil is inevitably important, some of their earlier releases are even considered classic. We all know that it’s not an easy task to capture hardcore/punk aggression from the old days, but what they’ve done, is capable of creating new legacy for generations to come.
1. Righteous Jams – rage of discipline
2. Jaguarz – the f**k back down
3. Slumlords – drunk at the YOT reunion show
4. Power Trip – suffer no fool
5. RZL DZL – strictly saucers
6. Back to Back – flesh & bone
7. Cold World – refuse to lose
8. The Wrong Side – suckerpunched
9. Rampage – lean and mean
10. Lion of Judah – trapped
11. Iron Age – coming down
12. Stop & Think – stop and think
13. The Rival Mob – raw life
14. Justice – intro/justice
15. Free Spirit – free spirit
16. Mental – and you know this (WERS session)