(Can't Stand) The Midwest: Michigan

Algebra Mothers (aka A-Moms)		Detroit
- Strawberry Cheescake / Modern Noise 7" Aftertaste AT100, 1979 PS
a moms

Angry Red Planet			East Detroit
- Too Much Knowledge Can Be Dangerous 7" Angry Red AR6643, 1983 PS
  (Apathy / Mummy From Hollywood // Going Nowhere Slow / You're One Too)
- Gawkers Paradise 7" Touch & Go 13, 1984 PS
  (Mediocrity / Curling // Sun Goes Down / On The Waterfront)
too much knowledge

Barb Wire And The Fences
- Suicide / The Same // Can't Take It / Without Wings 7" 
					Fence Post 820360, 1982 PS
barb wire

Blight
- The Dream Was Dead 7" Touch & Go T&G#10, 1983 PS
  (The Dream Was Dead / Real World / Be Stupid // Bludgeon / Prophet Of
   Doom / Seven Winds Over The Gobi Desert)
blight

Boners
- Do The Itch / Bob The Dog 7" Tremor 013, 1981 PS

Boyfrenz
- One More Night / Broken Heart 7" Londontown 2710, 1980
 Good powerpop.[BD]

Brain Police
- Kind Of A Drag / I Let Jenny Ride 7" Legal 0001, 1980 PS
jenny rides

Cadillac Kidz 
- Going out / Neighborhood Girl 7" Scam, 1981 PS
 Mutants style.

Capital Punishment			Detroit
- We Deliver 7" Thumb NR-9840, 1978 PS
  (Berkowitz Hop // Graduation's Free / Betsy Ross)

Cinecyde				Detroit
- Gutless Radio / My Doll 7" Tremor TR001, 1977 PS
- Black Vinyl Threat 7" Tremor TR003, 1978 PS
  (Don't Want Nothing From You / Rock Meat And The Hard-Ons / Underground /
   Secret Agent Man)
- Positive Action 7" Tremor TR005, 1979 PS
  (Radiation Sickness / Behavior Modification // Anyway You Want It /
   Phosphorus & Napalm)
- Tough Girls / You're Dragging Me Down 7" Tremor TR010, 1980 PS
- I Left My Heart In Detroit City LP Tremor TRLP104, 1980
  (Don't Come Crying To Me / Better Dead / Wondering Why / Top Secret / Professionals
   // Enemy Man / Girls Who Play Tricks On You / Wake Up / Firefight / I Don't Want
   Nothin' From You)
 Tremendous glam/metal/punk from an underrated, or at least undermentioned band. And 
 not heavy metal - when people talk about MX80's avant metal I immediately think of 
 these guys.[HW]
black vinyl threat positive action tough girls

Coldcock		Detroit
- I Wanna Be Rich / You're A Mess 7" Coldcock CC001, 1979 PS
american dream

Cubes
- Spaceheart / Pickup // On A Leash / Changing Fractions 7" Tremor TR009, 1979 PS
Cubes/Americatz
- One After 1 / Cat Tracks split LP Tremor trlp102, 1981
  (I Can't Hear You / Guiding Lights / It's Not My Fault / Machine Talk / Audio
   Visual // Cat Tracks / Stay With Me / Sleep Walkin / So Fine / Rock A Billy)
 This stinks. The Cubes side is pretty bland rock and the Americatz are horrible
 rockabilly-pop.[BH] Americatz is pretty tame as far as rockabilly revival bands
 go. The Cubes side isn't very hot from a pure punk perspective, but I could see
 synth fans going for its hard-wave sounds.[JF]
spaceheart

Cult Heroes		Ann Arbor
- Cosmetic Elation 7" Too Bad VPMF5228, 1979 PS
  (The Prince & The Showgirl / Berlin Wall)
- Amerikan Story / Don't Like It 7" Maverick MR8102, 1981 PS
comsmetic elation - off-white ps cosmetic elation - blue ps cosmetic elation - orange ps amerikan story

Death			Detroit
- Politicians In My Eyes / Keep On Knockin 7" Tryangle TRY 001, 1976 NS
- ...For The Whole World To See LP Drag City DC387, 2009/1975
  (Keep on Knocking / Rock-N-Roll Victim / Let The World Turn / You're A
   Prisoner // Freakin Out / Where Do We Go From Here??? / Politicians In
   My Eyes)   
 Legendary Detroit-style protopunk a la the MC5 or Sonics Rendezvous Band. 
 A smoker.[BD]
 The LP reissues the single along with the five other tracks from the same
 recording session. It's really quite an amazing document, especially 
 considering it was recorded by three black brothers in Detroit in 1975.
 It's consistantly great all the way through, although Let The World Turn,
 with its slow, dreamy start and extended drum solo, isn't exactly punk.[JF]
politicians in my eyes

Destroy All Monsters
- Bored / You're Gonna Die 7" IDBI EEEE1, 1978 PS
			UK Cherry Red CHERRY3, 1979 PS
- Nov. 22 / Meet the Creeper 7" IDBI MONZ-2, 1979 PS
- Meet The Creeper / November 22nd 1963 UK Cherry Red CHERRY7, 1979 PS
- What Do I Get? / Nobody Knows 7" IDBI DAM3, 1979 PS
			UK Cherry Red CHERRY9, 1979 PS
- Introduction / Assassination Photograph / Dream Song 
  // Destroy A.M. / There Is No End 7" Black Hole 18551, 1979 PS
bored november 22 1963 - usa november 22 1963 - uk what do i get - usa
what do i get - uk assassination photograph

Dogs
- John Rock / Younger Point Of View 7" Dynamic RM110/111, 1976 NS
- Slash Your Face // Fed Up / Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl 7" Detroit DR001, 1978 PS
john rock slash your face


Facts		Detroit
- Sunbabies / There, There 7" Boot Leg, 1981 NS
 Decent punky A-side. Flip not as good.[JF]

Fix		Lansing
- Vengeance / In This Town 7" Touch & Go T&G#2, 1980 PS
- Jan's Rooms 7" Touch & Go T&G#5, 1982 PS
  (Cos The Elite / Truth Right Now // Signal / Off To War)
vengeance jan's rooms

Flesh Columns		Windsor, Ontario?
- Schweigen Vor Dem Sturm 7" Touch & Go T&G#11, 1983 PS
  (Where Did They Go? / Muammar Khadafi // Time's Up / Ban Nestles Products)
flesh columns

Flirt			Detroit
- Don't Push Me / Degenerator 7" Real RZR-01, 1978 PS
- Faster Than You / DMA / I'm Not Forgettin / You Burn Me Up 10" UTI 001, 1980
 The single is much more hardrock than punk, as heard in both the female 
 vocalist's singing style and the guitar work. I like the picture sleeve
 better than the music. I haven't heard the 10", but it's said to be worse.[JF]
degenerator

Infections		Grand Rapids
- Girls In Magazines / I'm Not Funny 7" Infections, 1981 PS

Infidels			 Ann Arbor
- Anybody's Girl / Society's Casualty 7" Infddels PS 001, 1978 PS
 Almost like a cruder version of the Real Kids. Flipside is great
 rock-n-roll punk.[BD] There's also a 1979 single backing Ragnar 
 Kvaran with an ok B-side (It's All Different Now).[JF]
infidels

Ivories
- Dr. Help / Workin' On Me 7" Cupid, 1976 PS
- City Of Wheels / Let Me Ride 7" Tremor TR002, 1977 PS
- X-15 7" Tremor TR004, 1978 PS
  (X-15 / Competition // Hustle Day In / So Sorry)
 Almost pub-rock shuffles.[HW]
dr. help city of wheels x-15

Latin Dogs 				Battle Creek
- Warning! 7" Latin Dogs 303063, 1982 PS
  (Killed In Jail / World Powers / What's Wrong // Road Kills / Death To
   Tyrants / Go To The Window)
warning

Matt Gimmick
- Detroit Renaissance `79 7" Earthbound EBEP001, 1979 PS
  (Detroit Renaissance `79 / Rag // Ya Don't Want My Name / Cry)
matt gimmick

Meatmen
- Blood Sausage 7" Touch & Go T&G#6, 1982 PS
  (Tooling For Anus / 1 Down 3 To Go / Snuff 'em / Becoming A Man //
   I've Got A Problem / I'm Glad I'm Not A Girl / Dumping Ground)
- Crippled Children Suck 7" Touch & Go T&G#8, 1982 PS
  (Blow Me Jah / Mr. Tapeworm / Orgy Of One / I Sin For A Living //
   Crippled Children Suck / Spread Scat Boogie #2 / Meat Crimes)
- We're The Meatmen....And You Suck LP Touch & Go TGRLP001, 1983
                      DE Aggressive Rockproduktionen AG022, 1983
  (The Rap / Tooling For Anus / One Down Three To Go / Snuff 'em /
   Becoming A Man/Freud Was Wrong / I'm Glad I'm Not A Girl / Dumping
   Ground / Mr Tapeworm / Meatmen Stomp / Orgy Of One / One Down Three
   To Go / I Sin For A Living / Crippled Children Suck / Meat Crimes /
   Buttocks / Mystery Track / Middle Aged Youth)
crippled children suck we're the meatmen

Mutants			Detroit
- So American one-sided 7" FTM001, 1978 NS
- So American / Piece O' Shit 7" FTM 001, 1978 PS
- I Say Yeah / Cafe Au Lait 7" FTM 002, 1979 PS
- American Guise 12" MoBurb 37373, 1983 (as Motor City Mutants)
  (So American/ Optimistic / A Night For Love / Seminar of Love /
   What's Your Religion / Machine)
 From the first single, Piece O' Shit is a great Iggy and the Stooges 
 ripoff. But the A-side isn't so hot. The one-sided sleeveless version
 was apparently for promo.[JF]
so american - promo iggy is god i say yeah

Necros
- Sex Drive / Police Brutality // Caste System / Better Never Than Late 7"
		Touch & Go #1, 1981 PS
- IQ 32 7" Touch & Go/Dischord #3/#8 1/2, 1981 PS
  (IQ 32 / Youth Camp / Peer Pressure / Race Riot / Wargame // I Hate
   My School / Past Comes Back To Haunt Me / Reject / Public High School)
- Conquest For Death / Take 'em Up 7" Touch & Go #9, 1983 PS
- Conquest For Death LP Touch & Go T&GLP002, 1983
  (Search For Fame / Tarnished Words / No One / Satisfy / Bad Dream /
   Police Brutality / Andy's Shit For Brunch // Conquest For Death /
   Count Me Out / Change / Crying Form / Face Toward / Friend To All)
 Yeah yeah, we know they were from Maumee.
sex drive iq 32 conquest for death 7 conquest for death lp

Negative Approach
- Can't Tell No One 7" Touch & Go #7, 1982 PS
  (Can't Tell No One / Sick Of Talk / Pressure / Why Be Something That You're
   Not / Nothing // Fair Warning / Ready To Fight / Lead Song / Whatever I Do /
   Negative Approach)
- Tied Down LP Touch & Go T&GLP#3, 1983
  (Tied Down / Hypocrite / Evacuate / Said And Done / Nothing // Your
   Mistake / Live Your Life / Friend Or Foe / Dead Stop / I'll Survive)
can't tell no one

Plugs                   Warren
- I Like My Dad / Donna 7" Whirled, 1980 PS
                           AF, 1980 PS
 Amateur-ish teen punk/trash. Reminds me both spiritually, musically and 
 graphically of the Zits (VA).[MT]
i like my dad - whirled press i like my dad - af press

Projections
- Hyperactive / Individual 7" Mirror 101, 1982 PS
projections

Reruns			Detroit
- Since You Gotta Cheat / So So Alone 7" Spider 102, 1978 PS
- Bored To Tears / She Hates Me Now 7" FTM 003, 1979 PS
since you gotta cheat bored to tears

Rough Cut		Detroit
- Danger Boy / Thailand 7" Maverick MR8101, 1981 PS
 Decent glam punk sound.[HW]
rough cut

R.U.R.
- Go, Baby / Where Can I Get In Touch? // I Wanna Know / The Fugitive 7"
                                                        Nebula 3, 1979 PS
 Pretty decent record if you're a fan of the very Detroit-centric genre of 
 punk/hardrock/wave.[JF]
r.u.r.

Rushalow-King Combo
- See You Later / Don't Need Love / Ain't Gonna Say I Love You / Cold Day In Hell 7"
		Tremor 008, 1979 PS

Scooter & The Worms		Kalamazoo
- Strap-On Chili Dog 7" Sound Machine Studios 821143, 1982 PS
  (Sharon (In Shades) / Yes To Life / Black Balloons / In The Hospital //
   Rammit / Wild Thing / Teeth)
- Nice Nights 7" Run Quik, 1985 PS
  (Nice Nights // Searching Sister's Room / Mess)
 Lofi garagepunk like the Gizmos, but even cruder (both music & lyrics).[BD]
strap-on - yellow strap-on - pink nice nights

Sewers Of Paris
- Lost Little Girls / Punk Rock 7" KGB 00079, 1979 PS
 Decent Detroit-style punk 'n' roll.  Labels credit band as only Jack Black, 
 who was the vocalist. There are two different picture sleeve designs, one
 which credits only Sewers Of Paris and the other both Jack Black and the
 band name.[JF]
sewers of paris - b&w ps sewers of paris - black/red ps

Sillies			Detroit
- No Big Deal / Is There Lunch After Death 7" Nebula NBS2, 1979 PS
sillies

Six
- Happy Again / Out Of My Mind 7" Flying Turtle, 1980 PS
six
 Very MC5 influenced.[JF]

Sonic's Rendezvous Band		Detroit
- City Slang (stereo) / City Slang (mono) 7" Orchidé OR1002, 1978 PS
city slang - black city slang - blue

Springs
- 7" 1982? HS
  (4 tracks)
 Most copies sleeveless, although a number came with a thin silkscreened black
 and dayglo green sleeve. The music is garagey/thuggish, the vocals melodic.[RM]

State
- No Illusions 7" Statement, 1983 PS
			Havoc, 2005 PS
  (No Illusions / Subvert / New Right / Attention / Girl Violence /
   Police State / Hard Line)
state

Tommy Trash		Detroit
- Love's Gone Bad / Tell Me My Name 7" Sound Patterns, 1981 PS
- Love Potion #9 / The Telephone 7" Sound Patterns SP-9169/SP-9170, 1982 PS
- I'm A Disgrace / Why Not 7" Sound Patterns SP9171/SP9172, 1983 PS
- I Like Blondes / I Wanta Be Rich 7" Sound Patterns SP9173/SP9174, 1984? PS
 I'm A Disgrace and Why Not are pretty good punk 'n roll. The cover of
 Love Potion #9 with its thuggish vocals and sax reminds me a little of the
 Saints.[MT] All much more rock and roll than punk, although I Wanta Be Rich 
 is a fairly straight-forward (but slightly misspelled) cover of the Coldcock 
 classic.[JF]
i like blondes love's gone bad love potion i'm a disgrace

Toxic Attitude
- Stupid Teenage Music 7" Depression D.R.01, 1983 PS
  (Experimental Grounds / W.T.B.A.T.? / Credit Cards / Cascade Hills //
   War Crimes / Tainted / Drank Too Much)
 Aptly titled. Decent fun teen hardcore. Cascade Hills is a localised version of
 The Circle Jerks' Beverly Hills.[HW]

Twenty Seven		Detroit
- Don't Go To Extremes // Catastrophe / Lifeblood 7" Tremor TR006, 1978 PS
27

Victim Eyes		Detroit
- It's Alright... 7" No Contract VE001, 1979 PS
  (It's Alright / Hate You With A Passion // Ray Davies / Follow Your Heart)
 Pretty good Real Kids/DMZ-style punk 'n roll.[MT]

Violent Apathy		Kalamazoo
- Here Today 7" Gravelvoice 004, 1983 PS
  (Bought and Sold / Scathed / Here Today // Black Sorrow / Possession / La Bamba)
- 7" Lost And Found, 1995/1982 PS
violent apathy

Xanadu			Detroit
- Blackout In The City 7" Black Hole 0000-1, 1979 PS
  (No Change / Switch The Topic / Time Bomb)
xanadu

Young And Dirty
- I'm So Sick / Medicine Man 7" Scratch & Purr SP1001, 1980 PS
young and dirty

Various - Cruisin' Ann Arbor LP Ann Arbor Music Project, 1982
  (George Bedard And The Bonnevilles - What A Shame / The Blue Front Persuaders -
  Up Yer Nose / Urbanations - Surfboard Baby / Ragnar Kvaran - Cookies For
  Breakfast / Steve Newhouse Band - Mama Brought Me Up / Peter Madact Ruth -
  Watchin' The World / Non-Fiction - Walkie Talkie / VVT - The Easy Way / Cult
  Heroes - Lexington / It Play - Tunnel Of Love / Mike Gould And The Gene Pool -
  All Messed Up (And Nowhere To Go)) 

Various - Detroit Defaces The 80s LP Tremor TRLP101, 1980
  (Cinecyde - Phosphorus & Napalm / Tough Girls / Ivories - My Baby / She Wants
   You / The 27 - / Service - / Cubes - They Say / Rocking Right ++)

Various - Detroit On A Platter LP Automotive AUTOLP1000, 1981
  (Mutants - Collage Grad / Zooks - Made In U.S.A. / Reruns - Dial My Number /
   Ivories - Woman, Won't You Treat Me Right / Destroy All Monsters - These Boots
   Are Made For Walkin' // Torpedos - Popstar / Cinecyde - Radiation Sickness /
   Master Cylinder - African Limbo / Coldcock - You / Sillies - Real Live Love /
   Stirling Silver - Suzanne)

Various - Mandatory Music LP Tremor TRLP103, 1981
  (Boners - Cool Teenager From The Planet X / Cinecyde - Enemy Man / Mark J.
   Norton - Kiedieleou Hka / Service - Follow Me / Pigs - Stay Away From Janet /
   Cubes - I Was Only Trying To Help You / Cinecyde - Single Warning / Mark J.
   Norton - Barranquilla Blues / Boners - Good Bad / Natahsa - Enough Said /
   Johnny And The Jets - Burning Bibles / Cubes - Modern Man)
mandatory music

Label Discographies

Tremor
TR001	Cinecyde - Gutless Radio / My Doll 7"
TR002	Ivories - City Of Wheels / Let Me Ride 7"
TR003	Cinecyde - Black Vinyl Threat 7"
TR004	Ivories - X-15 7"
TR005	Cinecyde - Positive Action 7"
TR006	Twenty Seven 7"
TR008	Rushalow-King Combo 7"
TR009	Cubes 7"
TR010	Cinecyde - Tough Girls / You're Dragging Me Down 7"
TR011	Service - Time Release / Don't Be Sad 7" (1980, new wave?)
TR013	Boners 7"
TRLP101	Various - Detroit Defaces The 80s LP
TRLP102 Cubes/Americatz - split LP
TRLP103	Various - Mandatory Music LP
TRLP104	Cinecyde - I Left My Heart In Detroit City LP

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