Southern California: L-Z


A-K	Comps/Labels

LA/OC/Santa Barbara/San Bernardino/San Diego/San Pedro

Hilary Laddin
- The Sell / City Of Fame 7" What 101, 1980 PS
hilary laddin

Last            Hermosa Beach 
- She Don't Know Why I'm Here / Bombing Of London 7" Backlash BLS-001, 1978 PS
                                                     Bomp 119, PS
- Every Summer's Day / Hitler's Brother 7" Backlash BLS-002, 1978 PS 
- L.A. Explosion / Hitler's Brother 7" Backlash BLS003, 1978 PS 
- Every Summer Day / Slavedriver 7" Bomp 126, 1978 PS 
- LA Explosion LP Bomp BLP4004, 1979 
                  DE Line 6.23871, 1979 
                  FR Lolita 5041, 1985
  (She Don't Know Why I'm Here / This Kind Of Feeling / Bombing Of London / 
   Century City Rag / Walk Like Me / Slavedriver / Every Summer Day // The Rack 
   / Objections / A Fool Like You / Someone's Laughing / I Don't Wanna Be In Love 
   / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Looking At You / The Rack (Reprise)) 
- This Kind Of Feeling // Slave Driver / We're In Control 12" DE Line LMS3007 
- Objections / Be-Bop-A-Lula 12" Bomp BEP1201, NS 
- Look Again LP (fewer than 100 test pressings only), 1979 NS 
  (Lies / That's Just Life / Obsession / Snake In The Grass / Should I Say A 
   Word? / Difference // Everyone's A Holiday / Subway Song / Everybody Had It 
   With You / Jungle Book / The Other Side / Look Again) 
- Fade To Black 12" Bomp12132, 1981
 Look Again aka Words For 1980, test pressings only.  
she don't know l.a. explosion every summer's day / slavedriver

Leaving Trains
- Bringing Down The House / Going Down To Town 7" Happy Squid HS009, 1982 PS
 Unlike the 90s incarnation, their earlier material takes much of its 
 sound from 60s influences like the Doors, which can be found in both 
 the keyboards and vocals though this band sounds more wild and unpolished. 
 Bringing Down The House is a great track.[Brian GTA]
leaving trains

Legal Weapon
- No Sorrow 12" Arsenal LW-68, 1981
  (No One Listens / Live My Way // No Sorrow / Pow Pow / Hostility)
- Death Of Innocence LP Arsenal LW1000, 1982
  (Future Heat / Waiting In Line / Death Of Innocence / Out Of Control / User //
   Don't Pretend / War Babies / No Sorrow / Wanna Be / Daddy's Gone Mad)
- Your Weapon LP Arsenal LW1100, 1982
  (What A Scene / The Stare / What's Wrong With Me / Equalizer / Bleeders / Only Lost
   For Today / Ice Age / Hand To Mouth / Caught In The Reign)
no sorrow death of innocence your weapon

Lifesavors 			Orange County
- Us Kids LP Swing, 1981
- You And Me / The One 7" Swing, 1982 PS
  God core.

Lizerds                         Bakersfield
- Is It Late? / Out Of My Hands 7"  Demos-Tones DTR1016, 1981 NS
lizerds

Lost Cause
- Born Dead / No Justice // American Hero / Senior Citizen 7"
			High Velocity KK-999, 1981 PS
- Forgotten Corners LP High Velocity HV34401, 1982
  (No Intro / Can't Find Myself / Misfit / Living In Hell // Don't Take
   A Chance / Airport Religion / Firing Line / Constipated Rage)
 This City of Orange group utilize a basic mid-paced thrash approach 
 on their 7", good but simple. On the LP you can hear that they have 
 greatly progressed in musicianship and songwriting skills and the 
 songs take on a more melodic OC sound a la Adolescents.[Brian GTA]
born dead

Low Numbers		Claremont
- Shok Treetments / Try It 7" Big 7 Inch BSS001, 1976 PS
- Twist Again With The Low Numbers LP Rhino RNLP-004
  (In The City / Little Miss Quote / Elementary Dr. Watson / The Prom
   Bombed / All The Wrong Girls Like Me / Shok Treetments / 1977 Sunset
   Strip / Hotel Chambermaid / Early Morning Cold Taxi / Original Motel /
   Savage Surf / She's Not Gonna Be In My Song)
shok treetments twist again with the low numbers

Lucy
- Frustration / Tomorrow's Stars 7" Amalisa, 1980 PS
lucy

M
- Espionage Baby // You've Been Had / Fast Food Suburbanite 7" Flipside 
                                                     FS-M-00001, 1978 HS
 First and last track are totally stripped-down garage-punk with surfy
 guitar. You've Been Had is a novelty throwaway with a ska beat. This is
 a typically noisy Moxie Records pressing with matrix M-1022, as also 
 indicated on the labels.  The Moxie catalog number is what dates it to
 1978.[JF]
m sleeve m label

Mad Society
- Riot Squad / Skitz // Napalm / Termanally Ill / Little Devil 7"
		Hit And Run EHR2, 1981 PS
 Basic early mid-paced hardcore punk with eight year old Stevie
 as their shouter which makes this record unmistakable for any
 other release of that time period.[Brian GTA]
mad society

Manifest Destiny 		San Diego
- Manifest Destiny LP Mystic M124514, 1983
  (Soilent Wharehouse / Struggle / Protect And Serve / In The Dark //
   Mother, God And Country / Religious War / Last Laugh / Farce)

Marina Swingers     	Los Angeles
- I'm A Swinger / Little Swine 7" L.A.X. 002 1979 PS
 Goofy but clever synthpunk for fans of Devo or Geza X.[RE]

Martyrs
- Pig Pen Victim / Social Sacrifice 7" What 06, 1979 PS
martyrs

Means			Downey
- Means Of Communication LP Spurious SP-1, 1981
  (Talk It Over / Russian Roulette / Love's Too Bad / Roommate /
   Fryin' Pan / In My Mind / In Your Eyes)
 Roommate is silly uptempo synthpunk with Clash-influenced fake
 Brit vocals. The rest of the record is uninteresting new wave.[JF] 

Mechanics			Los Angeles
- No Brakes / Drivin' Me Away 7" Chateau East, 1981 PS
 Hard rock punk crossovers from late 70s Fullerton. Guitarist 
 Tim's lead playing style would be copped by fellow locals the
 Adolescents, whom the Mechanics heavily influenced.[Brian GTA]
mechanics

Mel
- Block Walk Rock / Modest Living 7" A Record Co. ARC1301, 1983 PS
 Modest Living is a solid punk tune - great PS that folds out into a
 poster. Similar to the Anti-Band in sound.[MR]
mel

Middle Class		Fullerton
- Out Of Vogue / You Belong // Situations / Insurgence 7" Joke 09831, 1978 PS
- Scavenged Luxury 7" Torture Garden TG101, 1980 PS
  (Home Is Where / A Blueprint For Joy // Last Touch / Introductory Rites)
- Homeland LP Pulse PR123, 1982
  (The Call / A Skeleton At The Feast / Out Of My Hands / Listen // Shaken
   / Mosque / Restless Young Men / Ritual And Deceit / Everything)
 Out Of Vogue is without a doubt the first hardcore record released with its 
 then unheard of pace, wall of powerchords and yelled auctioneer style
 vocals. Awesome. Scavenged Luxury is somewhere between the hardcore band
 they started out as and the more rhythmic bass led group they were to become.
 By the LP, with all indications that they were once a hardcore band gone, the new
 material was more centered around the either semi-funkish or psuedo-Middle
 Eastern rhythmic bass lines and drum interplay with the guitars coming up a
 bit secondary. The production is rather clean on this recording which is a
 slight detractor considering how powerful this material was live. I still
 like this record a lot and if forced to draw a parallel between this and
 another group I'd say early to mid Gang Of Four.[Brian GTA]
out of vogue scavenged luxury homeland

Mind Games 		La Habra
- Sorry About That Chief! / Don't Take The Car (You'll Kill Yourself) 7" , 1981 PS
mind games

Minutemen		San Pedro
- Paranoid Time 7" SST 002, 1980 PS
  (Validation / The Maze / Definitions / Sickles And Hammers //
   Fascist / Joe McCarthy's Ghost / Paranoid Chant)
- Joy / Black Sheep / More Joy 7" New Alliance NAR-004, 1981 PS
- The Punch Line LP SST 004, 1981
  (Search / Tension / Games / Boiling / Disguises / The Struggle /
   Monuments / Ruins / Issued / The Punch Line / Song For El Salvador /
   History Lesson / Fanatics / No Parade / Straight Jacket / Gravity /
   Warfare / Static)
- Bean-spill 7" Thermidor T8, 1982 PS
  (Afternoons / Futurism Restated // Split Red / If Reagan Played
   Disco / Case Closed)
- What Makes A Man Start Fires? LP SST 014 1983
  (Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs / One Chapter In The Book / Beacon
   Sighted Through Fog / Fake Contest / Mutiny In Jonestown / Pure Joy /
   Faith/East Wind / '99 / The Anchor / Sell Or Be Sold / The Only Minority /
   Split Red // Colors / Plight / This Road / The Tin Roof / Life Is A
   Rehearsal / Polarity)
- Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat 12" SST 016, 1983
  (Self Referenced / Cut / Dream Told By Moto / Dreams Are Free,
   Motherfucker / The Toe Jam / I Felt Like A Gringo / The Product /
   Little Man With A Gun In His Hand)
paranoid time joy bean spill

M`n'M's
- I'm Tired / Knock Knock Knock 7" Quark VOID1, 1980? PS
                                  DE Line 1033, 1980 NS
- My Boyfriend's Back / Knock Knock Knock / I'm Tired 7" DE Line 1114, 1983 PS
i'm tired - usa orig

Mood Of Defiance		Hermosa Beach
- Now LP New Underground NU33, 1982
  (The Divided States Of America / Peanut Butter Skies / Girl In A Painting /
   Duck Back Flow / Sticky Lips / 153rd St 9-12-79 // Plastic Duck Holders /
   Afternoon - My Garden / Painted Dragon / Feel Real / Poem / Not What You Think)
 This group shared members with Anti as well as their peace punk 
 philosophies though this band came off slightly more on the hippy 
 side of things. Lead vocalist Hatha's mother used to hang with
 the hippies who co-inhabited Black Flag's old Church space.
 The vocals tend to be more sung as opposed to screamed and at 
 times the band could be heard delving off their more straight 
 forward punk path into artier territory.[Brian GTA]

Modern Industry
- Man In Black / No Change // The Egyptian / Living In The Shadows 7"
				Toxic Shock TOX002, 1983 PS
modern industry

Modern Warfare		Long Beach
- Delivered / Dayglo // In The Shadows 7" Bemis Brain BB19/20, 1980 PS
- #2 7" Bemis Brain BB21/22, 1981 PS
  (Nothing's Left For Me // No Passion / Suburban Death Row)
 On the first 7" the band starts off on the more punk side of 
 things with a somewhat thin and junky though original guitar 
 sound. By the second 7" they have become much more fierce, 
 moving towards hardcore with a quicker pace, heavier guitars 
 and more aggressive vocals. Both 7"s have really good
 societally discontented lyrics and while I like both I would
 pick the second as my favourite. There are two different
 sleeves for the second 7", one is the old Krishna drawing of a 
 man with an animal face slaughtering an animal with a man's
 face that Antidote also used for their 7" and the other sleeve 
 is simply the lyrics printed without any graphics.[Brian GTA]
delivered #2 #2 with decorated plastic bag

Mod Philo
- Today In Your Life 7" En 001, 1981

Monitor
- Beak / Pet Wedding 7" World Imitation, 1979 PS
- Monitor LP World Imitation, 1981

Motive
- Kimberly You're Boring / Bus To Bus 7" Warped 1, 1979 PS
motive

Murder One
- Gun / Rock`n'Roll Guru 7" Zipp 1011, 1979 NS
murder one

Needles And Pins
- Don't You Worry / I Wanna Play With Guns 7" Cavern 10, 1977 PS
needles and pins

Neighborhood Watch			Los Angeles
- Neighborhood Watch 12" Deeder Deets DD1, 1983
  (Acid Rain / Riot / Straight Edge / SHow No Mercy // Creation /
   Vultures / Onslaught / Delicious Vomit)

Neighbors		Santa Barbara
- Nuclear Family / Punk In Paradise 7" Rockin' Room RR100, 1979 PS
 A-side is f-vox new wave. Flip adds male backing vocals and some
 aggression, but the punkest thing about it might be the word
 "Punk" in the song title. Not recommended.[JF]
neighbors

Nerves
- Hanging On The Telephone / When You Find Out // Give Me
  Some Time / Working Too Hard 7" Nerves N4501, 1976 PS
 Great powerpop.
nerves

Nig Heist
- Walking Down The Street 1-sided 7" Thermidor T-10, 1982 PS
- Nig Heist LP Thermidor T-16, 1984
  (Life In General / Love In Your Mouth / T.L.P. / If She Ever Comes
   / Hot Muff // Balls Of Fire / Woman Drivah / Big Wheels / Surfboard
   / Slurp A Delic)
walking down the street

No Crisis
- She's Into The Scene 12" Ultra Mega UM86, 1982
  (She's Into The Scene / Take It / About Face // Change
   Your Name / Damnation / On Your Head)
 Somewhere between the more melodic early Huntington Beach punk 
 sound and the then emerging amelodic hardcore. The title track
 really shines as the most catchy track on here but the rest
 of the record warrants repeat listens as well.[Brian GTA]

No No's 				San Diego
- Who Shot The President / Hot Love / Lubracated Man + 1 7" Mutation Productions
                                                                  NS-132, 1981 NS
 
Nothings
- Alot To Learn 12" Augustus AUG7011, 1983
  (Alot To Learn / Horrible Suspicion // Do You Remember /
   Reality / World War III)
 Very Sex Pistols/Professionals influenced punk, even features 
 an appearance by Steve Jones.[Brian GTA]

100 Flowers
- Presence Of Mind // Dyslexia / Mop Dub 7" Happy Squid HS008, 1982 PS
- 100 Flowers LP Happy Squid 010, 1982
  (Without Limbs / All Sexed Up / Our Fallout / Horizontal / Head, Not
   Heart / Presence Of Mind / I Don't Own My Own Heart / Motorboat To Hell
   // Strip Club / Poltergeists At Home / Pressing The Point / Virtually
   Nothing / Salad Of Speech / Funky Kjehl / Dizzy Ms. Lizzy / California's
   Falling Into The Ocean)
presence of mind lp

Onlys
- Serves Six 7" Onlys EO112, 1979 PS
  (California Boy / Rex The Dog Boy // Brigham Young / Brunswick
   Bowl-O-Drome / California Boy (Reprise))
onlys

Opus				East L.A.
- The Atrocity / Good Procedures 7" Catatonic OPUS1, 1979
hey..hey Hey Hey

Outer Circle     Long Beach, CA
- Blind Venetians / The Home Fires / Another Moon // Inside / 
  Broken Children 12" EP Bemisbrain BB129, 1982
Dense atmospheric artpunk with a couple of winning cuts barely 
redeeming overdramatic goth vocal delivery.[RE]

Overkill
- Hell's Getting Hotter / Our War // Burn The School / Don't Be Told 7"
							SST 008, 1982 PS
 Gritty vocals and vicious guitars a la early Black Flag and the Stains,
 though not as many gonzo guitar leads. Very solid stuff.[Brian GTA]
overkill

Painted Willie
- Ragged Army / Paper Tiger // Kill It 7" Spinhead 003, 1983 PS
painted willie

Patriots
- Land Of The Free 7" Another Lousy Record 001, 1983 PS
  (Nobody No More / Strangling Me / Bang Bang Bang / Can't Wait / Land Of The Free)

Peace Corpse
- Peace Corpse 7" Toxic Shock TOX003, 1983 PS
  (Quincy's Lament / Presidente Camouflage / Small Talk Death // Dead In
   A Pile Of Chairs / One Way / Jocko Macho (Quincy Punks))
 Commonly known as the Quincy 7" due to two songs with that name 
 in the title. Early pressings on black/white mottled vinyl, 
 later all black.[TW]
peace corpse

Penetrators  		San Diego
- Sensitive Boy / Stimulation 7" World WR101, 1979 PS
- Untamed Youth / Vengeance / Be American 7" M.R. DM51155, PS
- Walk The Beat LP E&M 1, 1981
sensitive boy untamed youth

Peter And Mary Saving Grace		Los Angeles
- White House Stooge / The Attack Of The Aliens 7" ROA-101, 1976? NS?
- Sensitive Man / Queen Of The Night 7" Awful Splendor SOW101, 1980/1978 PS
 Queen Of The Night is a psychotic experience, about as messed up as anything you 
 want to match up against it.[BD] Not punk, but the second single is a really
 cool record regardless. It has both a stamped innersleeve and slightly oversized 
 picture sleeve. The first single is billed as Peter and Mary Savinggrace and is
 more dirge-y and less interesting to my ears. White House Stooge references
 Nixon and Watergate, so the first single could be as early as '73-'74.  The band 
 may have started out in San Francisco.[JF]
sensitive man

Phlaix
- The Fabulous Phlaix Demo 7" 1981 SS
 4 tracks, all good primitive powerpop, post-Onlys project.[BD] 

Pilgrim State
- Effective Spiritual Warfare LP New Underground NU88, 1983

Plebs
- A Collection Of Question Marks 7" New Alliance 011, 1982 PS

Plugz
- Move // Mindless Contentment / Let Go 7" Slash SCAM102, 1978 PS
- Achin / La Bamba 7" Fatima FTM-79, 1981 PS
- Electrify Me LP Plugz PR001, 1979
  (A Gain - A Loss / TheCause / Electrify Me / Satisfied Die / La Bamba 
   // Adolescent / Braintime / Wordless / Let Go / Infection / Beserktown)
- Better Luck LP Fatima FM80, 1981
  (Better Luck / Red Eye #9 / Achin' / American / In The Wait / El Clavo Y La 
   Cruz // Blue Sofa / Touch For Cash / Gas Line / Cesar's Song / Shifting
   Heart / No Love)
  Electrify Me: first pressing has black labels and a slight grey background around the
  sleeve photo. Second has silver labels, the grey background removed and a catalogue no on
  the spine. Later pressings have red or purple labels.
alt sleeve alt sleeve move achin
electrify me Powertrip - Lab Animal // Have A Nice Day / No Place / Permanent Damage 7" Mystic M45-125, 1982 PS Superseven, 1989/1982 PS - PT / Powertrip / When Cut We Bleed LP Public 100001, 1983 (Demons / Lab Animal / Have A Nice Day / Into My Eyes / No Place / Caught In The Act // Powertrip / Flight Of The B.B.s / Die / Iron Horse / Permanent Damage / I Got A Right) - When We Cut, We Bleed LP PVC, 1988 (reissue of PT) - Live Demons 7" Dogmeat DOG025, 1991/1983 (Permanent Damage / Demons // Die / I Got A Right) Iggy/Stooges damaged rockin' protopunk featuring one time Angry Samoans and Vox Pop vocalist Jeff Dahl.[Brian GTA] lab animal - mystic original lab animal - superseven reissue live demons Press Los Angeles - Jimmy Jimmy // Disco Sucks / Hacker 7" ETC. 01001, 1979 NS press Products San Diego - In The Midnight Hour 7" New Wave NW 001, 1981 PS (Midnight Hour / Hard Word // No Answer/No Reply / Armagh Jail) Puke Spit & Guts - Eat Hot Lead LP Important 2454, 1980 (Puke Spit & Guts Theme / Eat Hot Lead / Send Me Your Ear / Kill For Kicks / Scratch & Sniff / I Already Got A Fool / Kick&kick&kick&kick // You Ain't Never / Sidewalk Hog / Who Needs A Queer Cut / I Ain't Scared / Spider Pasture Now / Comin' On Strong / Keep Slashin' Your wrists / But I Love Her) Quick - In Tune With Our Times 7" Quick Fan Club QUICK-1, 1977 PS (Pretty Please Me / Somewhere Over The Rainbow) - In Tune With Our Times 10" Quick Fan Club QUICK-1, 1977 PS (Pretty Please Me // You Yeah You / Somewhere Over The Rainbow) - In Tune With Our Times 7" Bacchus Archives BA1191, 2002/1977 PS (Pretty Please Me // You Yeah You / Jimmy Too Bad) pretty please me - 7 orig Roger Rackett Ontario - Designer Jeans / The Loser 7" Atomic 007/008, 1981 RS roger rackett - label roger rackett - rare sleeve Randoms Los Angeles - ABCD / Let's Get Rid Of New York 7" Dangerhouse PT1, 1977 PS ABCD is more power pop but the B side is wild early Los Angeles Masque era punk with its lyrical venom pointed east.[Brian GTA] like Saxaphones? Ravers Los Angeles? - It's Gonna Be A Punk Rock Xmas / Silent Night 7" Zombie 7683, 1977 - It's Gonna Be A Punk Rock Xmas (mono) / (stereo) 7" Zombie 7683, 1977 - It's Gonna Be A Punk Rock Xmas / Silent Night / Have I Right / Rich Kids 12" Rhino RNEP 503, 1978 punk rock xmas 7 punk rock xmas 12 Reactors San Bernardino - Meltdown / L.A. Sleaze // Red Is Red / To The Core / Sabotage 7" Nuclear Waste, 1979 PS - World War Four LP Nuclear Waste NW-1, 1980 (Bite the Hand / I Like To Be Alone / The Cops R Ratz / It's Hard To Be A Rebel / Somewhere Someone / World War Four // Heretic Song / Membrane / Cat's Cradle / Weekend / Already A Memory / No More) The 7" is definitely harder and more urgent, while the LP is slightly more polished, exhibiting some minor 60s pop influences though remaining totally within the punk genre. One thing that set this group apart was that the vocalist could actually sing, which is exhibited far more on the LP than 7".[Brian GTA] sleaze Red Cross - Cover Band / Annette's Got The Hits / I Hate My School // Clorox Girls / S&M Party / Standing In Front Of Poseur 12" Posh Boy PBS1010, 1980 - Born Innocent LP Smoke Seven SMK7-103, 1982 Frontier FLP1018, 1986 (Linda Blair / White Trash / Every Day There's Someone New / Solid Gold / Burnout / Charlie // Self Respect / Pseudo Intellectual / Kill Someone You Hate / Look On Up At The Bottom / Cellulite City / I'm Alright / Cease To Exist) Sloppy, wild, Velvet Underground unprofessionalism meets So California beach punk abandon with an occasional hint of pop culture bubblegum. Born Innocent definitely mines more of their 60s influences even going so far as to include a Charles Manson cover, Cease To Exist, while the Posh Boy 12" is more on the beach punk side of things.[Brian GTA] cover band Reign Of Terror - Don't Blame Me / Big Things 7" R.O.T. #51683, 1983 PS Hot glam punk, similar to Silver Chalice.[HW] reign of terror RF7 - Acts Of Defiance 7" Smoke Seven, 1980 PS (Acts of Defiance / No One To Trust // Chainsaw Love Affair / Grey Air) - Submit To Them Freely // Fortunate Son / Not Now Generation 7" Smoke Seven SMK7-002, 1983 PS - Fall In LP Smoke Seven SMK7-001, 1982 (Viet Vets / Fall In / 666 Head / What I'm Trying To Say // Revolutionary Worker / Vampire Lady / 57 Million People / Fuck Money) - Weight Of The World LP Smoke Seven SMK7-102, 1982 (Kiss Ass / Violence / Government Science Fiction / God Of God / Timebomb Scientific Race - Perfect World // Mission Of Mercy / Satan's Son / Low Class Girl / Weight Of The World / World Of Hate / Jesus Loves You) On Acts Of Defiance we are treated to a band still exhibiting many of their former rock influences and while the band would never completely lose those influences it is not the fast raging hardcore with wild out of control guitar leads displayed on the Fall In LP. Weight Of The World pre-dates Fall In and is not quite as powerful though still a cool record and the song tempos vary more between slower parts and mid to fast hardcore.[Brian GTA] acts of defiance submit to them freely Rhino 39 Long Beach - Xerox / No Compromise // Prolixin Stomp 7" Dangerhouse RH39, 1979 PS - Rhino 39 LP XXX 1001, 1984? (Take Your Medicine / Hurry Up And Wait / Untitled / Sleepwalking / Tomorrow Morning's Night / Headcheese / Near Extinct // Remember To Forget / What Is Your Name? / Unblues / Bars And Bricks / Minute By Minute / J. Alfred / Using The Night) A group some credit as being a precursor to early hardcore on the 7" though they exhibited a quirkier guitar edge a la Minutemen later on.[Brian GTA] xerox lp Rik L Rik - Meat House / I Got Power 7" Posh Boy PBS4, 1979 NS - Domonique / Soul Power 7" Rite 501, 1982 PS - Atomic Lawn EP 7" DE Gift Of Life GIFT 005, 1989/1979 PS (Atomic Lawn // Meat House / I Got Power) On the first single we find two fuzzy guitar driven punk tracks this San Gabriel Valley native had also performed with Negative Trend. Soul Power off the second 7", though more rock`n'roll is the most memorable track he ever recorded and the best of the bunch in my opinion though '77 purists might like the first 7" better.[Brian GTA] The Atomic Lawn EP reissues the first single with a solid track on the A-side which sounds like a outtake from that same session.[JF] meat house domonique Rise Los Angeles - Visions / Twitch City 7" Mystic, 1979 NS - Rock & Roll Heart / Future Love 7" Mystic, 1980 NS - Becky / Future Love square-shaped 8" Mystic, 1980 NS - Tuff Town Tour 81-82 1-sided 7" Azra 7131, 1981 PS (Hotline / Be Together Again) visions rock & roll heart becky tuff town tour Rock Bottom & The Spys - Rich Girl // No Good / Death Trap 7" Bottoms Up BU422, 1979 NS Break My Face 40070-198, 2002? HS rich girl - orig rich girl - reissue hs rich girl - reissue label Rotters Los Angeles - Sit On My Face Stevie Nix / Amputee 7" Rotten TR-002, 1978 PS Rotten TR-002, 1980 NS - Sink The Whales, Buy Japanese Goods / Disco Queen 7" Rotten TN 1179, 1979 PS 2nd press of Stevie Nix has Phester's name in large typeface.[HW] sit on my face - original sit on my face - later press sink the whales - yellow sink the whales - white Runts - Breakaway / You Can't Run Away 7" Dore LJB-1025/1026, 1982 NS runts Saccharine Trust - Pagan Icons 12" SST 006, 1981 (I Have... / Community Lie / Effort To Waste / Mad At The Co. / I Am Right // We Don't Need freedom / Success And Failure / A Human Certainty) - A Christmas Cry 1-sided 7" SST 006.9, 1981 NS Saigon - Annihilation / Life Is So Fun / Anti-Vogue / America 7" WWIII CE32781, 1981 PS Hard early So Cal beach punk with some hooks though nowhere near as poppy as bands like the Crowd or Klan. This group was somewhere between the those bands and the early west coast hardcore sound taking shape. [Brian GTA] saigon Salvation Army - Mind Gardens / Happen Happened (Doris Day) 7" New Alliance NAR-006, 1981 PS Screamers - Masque Los Angeles Dec. '78 2x7" bootleg, 1990s?/1978 PS (Punish Or Be Damned / Vertigo (Let's Go))(Magazine Love / Peer Pressure) - Scuzzy the Death-Cone Clown 2x7" bootleg, 1990s?/1977-78 PS (And The Beat Goes On // The Scream / Magazine Love // Peer Pressure / Need a Head-On // Punish Or Be Damned) - Demos 1977 Volume 1 7" bootleg 2000?/1977 PS (I Don't Want Anything / Mater Dolores // Punish or Be Damned) - Demos 1977-1978 LP bootleg, 2000?/1978 (The Beat Goes On / Through The Flames / Sex Boy / If I Can't Have What I Want (I Don't Want Anything / She's The Girl / I Wanna Hurt / 122 Hours Of Fear (Part 1) // ...122 Hours Of Fear (Part 2) / Punish Or Be Damned / Government Love Affair / Peer Pressure / In A Better World / Vertigo / Magazine Love / It's A Violent World) - In a Better World 2xCD Extravertigo/Xeroid, 2001/1977-79 (Vertigo / The Beat Goes On / Magazine Love / Government Love Affair (Don't Pay The Whore) / I Wanna Hurt / Peer Pressure / If I Can't Have What I Want, I Don't Want Anything / Punish Or Be Damned / It's A Violent World / I'm Going Steady With Twiggy / Matar Dolores / I'm A Mensch / The Scream / Need A Head-On / 122 Hours Of Fear / Vertigo / Last 4 Digits / Magazine Love / Beat Goes On / Punish Or Be Damned / In A Better World // The Beat Goes On / In A Better World / Punish Or Be Damned / If I Can't Have What I Want, I Don't Want Anything / G.O. Guy / Magazine Love / Vertigo / Sex Boy / It's A Violent World / Roxy Radio Spot / Need A Head-On, The Scream / Eva Braun / 122 Hours Of Fear / Mater Dolores / Thru The Flames / Magazine Love / Vertigo / Sex Boy / If I Can't Have What I Want, I Don't Want Anything) live at the masques demos 77 vol 1 Secret Hate - Vegetables Dancing 12" New Alliance 016, 1983 (Get On The Bus / Theme Song / Rixadik / Ballad Of Johnny Butt / Midas Touch / Edge Marine / Latin Chongio) Early 80s Long Beach punk/hardcore with stop on a dime time changes, solid musicianship, and intelligent lyrics to boot. A great record.[Brian GTA] secret hate Seditionaries - Wherewolf / Shapes 7" Rabid SED001, 1982 PS A great single. Wherewolf is a solid horror punk stormer with a definite nod to the Misfits, while Shapes is a punked up version of the Yardbirds' Shapes Of Things.[Brian GTA] seditionaries Jackie Shark & The Beach Butchers Riverside - 2nd Generation Rising / Mary Lou 7" sNotty Nose, 1978 NS Artifix SPR031, 2010 PS hmmm... Shattered Faith - I Love America / Reagan Country 7" Posh Boy 9, 1981 PS - Live LP Prophet PSL1006, 1982 (Too Tense / USA / Right Is Right / Mirror's Reflection / Trilogy / Born To You // Dark Side / Strange Daze / Always The Same / No Fun No Friends / Hard To Be Free / Final Conflict) Shock Los Angeles - This Generation's On Vacation / I Wanna Be Spoiled // Overseas 7" Impact IM501, 1978 PS bootleg, 2001 PS - We Were That Noise / Gone For Good 7" Downtown 502, 1978 PS this generation we were that noise The boot of the first single is pretty convincing, but it has a 2-color label (black/silver) instead of the original's 3-color (black/silver/white) label.[JF] Silver Chalice - Wasted / Hot Tears 7" Final Gear DST000, 1979 HS silver chalice Simpletones Covina - Dead Meat / Kirsty Q 7" Posh Boy PBS2, 1978 NR - California / I Like Drugs 7" Posh Boy PBS3, 1979 PS - Kirsty Q / Dead Meat (Killer Smog) 7" Posh Boy PBS2, 1990 PS Poppy teenie bopper sounding punk made by some not so wholesome characters. Vocalist Snickers (RIP) later went on to sing for the Klan from Huntington Beach.[Brian GTA] Dead Meat never released in 1978 but made the Posh Boy reissue series in 1990. california kristy q Sin 34 Los Angeles - Die Laughing 7" Spinhead 001, 1982 PS (American America / Children Shall Not Be Heard // The Uniform / 12 Hour Trip / Join The Race) - Do You Feel Safe LP Spinhead SP-002, 1983 (Do You Feel Safe? / After You / War At Home / Barbie And Ken / Say We Suck / Not / Live Or Die / New Wave Slut // Left Waiting / Forgive & Forget / Two Words / Join The Race / Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out / Nothing Makes Sense / Uncontrollable Urge) die laughing do you feel safe Sins San Bernardino - Mood Music 7" Black Noise BN1, 1982 PS (Fighting In The USA / Killing Machine / Indirections / Funeral Hour // Dominant Submission / Mind War / Skin Walk / 525) A couple of excellent punkcore tracks.[HW] sins Skoings Westwood - Doctor's Wives / Do The Orbit 7" Vigilante V1001, 1977 PS Skooshny - It Hides More Than It Tells / Cakewalk / Ceiling To The Lies / Odd Piece In The Puzzle 7" Alien, 1978 PS - You Bring Me Magic / Crossing Double Lines 7" Alien, 1979 PS it hides more Slivers - Unsurely Insecurity / Rearranging / Breathe / Me / Questions 7" New Alliance 002, 1981 PS Jimmy Smack San Pedro - Death Or Glory 7" Star Theatre 1982 NS (Souls / Cybernetics / Death Is Certain // The Scarlet Beast / Batty) - Smack Kills 12" Star Theatre 1982 (Anguish / Anguish (Instrumental) - Death Rocks 7" Star Theatre 1983 PS (Hating Life / Depression) Social Distortion Fullerton - Mainliner / Playpen 7" Posh Boy PBS11, 1981 PS - 1945 / Playpen / Under My Thumb 7" 13th Floor SD4501, 1982 PS - 1945 / Playpen / Under My Thumb 12" Posh Boy, 1985/2 - Another State Of Mind / Mommy's Little Monster 7" 13th Floor SD4502, 1983 PS Triple X 51023-7, 1989 PS - Mommy's Little Monster LP 13th Floor SD13, 1983 (The Creeps / Another State Of Mind / It Wasn't A Pretty Picture / Telling Them // Hour Of Darkness / Mommy's Little Monster / Anti-Fashion / All The Answers / Moral Threat) mainliner 1945 another state of mind Soldiers Of Fortune San Diego - No Wimps Or Posers 12" Slow Death S-9272, 1982 (Tell You Straight / American Dream // Movie Monster / Psycho 6-12 / Torturer) Spoilers Isla Vista - Has Been / Battling On // Ugly Nancies / Boys Night Out 7" White Lunch, 1978 PS - Greta Don't Come / Loose Words 7" White Lunch WLG/WLLW, 1980 PS Secord single is new wave / powerpop, with absolutely no punk edge. I haven't heard the first one.[JF] greta don't come Spys Montecito - Midnight Riders / Plastered In Paris // I Don't Need Your Love / Lies 7" Black Market 007, 1978 PS spys Stains East Los Angeles - Stains LP SST 010, 1983 (Sick And Crazy / Violent Children / Gang-Related Death / Get Revenge / Germany / Political Scandal // Pretty Girls / Nowhere / Quit The Human Race / I'm Normal / Young Nazis) Thick slashing metal damaged guitars and throaty vocals a la Dez era Black Flag, though these guys were contemporaries not copyists. Had the release of this record not been delayed then who knows how much further these crazies would have gone.[Brian GTA] stains Standbys San Diego - Standby / Wasn't He Happy? // Withdraw / America Is Waiting 7" World WEP1001, 1980 PS stand Stepmothers - All Systems Go / If I Were You / I Have To Smile // Don't Kill The Beat / Out For Blood 12" Posh Boy 1009, 1981 - You Were Never My Age LP Posh Boy 124, 1981 (I Hear A Rumble / If I Were You / Guardian Angels / Inland Empire / Out For Blood // Go Tell It On The Wall / Rub It In / All the Kids On The Street / Don't Kill The Beat / To Sir With Love) - Guardian Angels / American Nights 7" Posh Boy 8, 1981 PS LP is lame.[HW] guardian angels Stingers Venice - Blind / No Value 7" Stingers ARM8016/L-2385, 1980 PS Artpunk. Blind is pretty good.[JF] Straight A's - Valley Dudes / Valley Dudes 7" SCR 101551, 1982 PS A real band from the San Fernando Valley formed this band to combat the anti-Valley sentiment in most punk circles. The song is kind of a joke about Valley Dudes (wearing red bandanas, etc).[MR] straight a's Strait Jacket - Get Out / Sure Thing // Close 7" Bat Cat, 1982 NS Cool garagey/punky obscurity. Vocals sound like they were sped up giving this a particularly odd sound. [BD] Strand Los Angeles - Just Like You Lonely / Search & Destroy 7" Strand SE-11-77, 1977 PS strand Streamers San Diego - Future Shock 7" Lub-Dub ST-001, 1981 PS (Punkette / Paper Towel // Intercourse / I Think You Better Wake Up) Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies LP Frontier FLP1011, 1983 (Suicide's An Alternative / You'll Be Sorry / Two Sided Politics / I Shot The Devil / Subliminal / Won't Fall In Love Today / Institutionalized // Memories Of Tomorrow / Possessed / I Saw Your Mommy ... / Fascist Pig / I Want More / Suicidal Failure) Possibly the most commercially successful hardcore record ever made and while a fast hardcore record overall the guitar work betrays their later forays into the land of full blown metal. A great record if you can handle dashes of metal in your punk a la China White.[Brian GTA] Superheroines - Cry For Help LP Bemisbrain 131, 1983 - Souls That Save 12" Bemisbrain E1057, 1983 (Take A Trip / Stripped Of My Love / A War To Fight / Levels Of Rage // Seven Years / Life Goes On / Boneyard Sky / B.T. Lie) Cry For Help is very metal laden death punk with vocalist Eva O's signature eerie cries. Souls That Save is even more metal than the first. Along with the first Christian Death lp, both Super Heroines LPs stand out as some of death rock's finer moments.[Brian GTA] Symbol Six - Ego / Symbol Six // Taxation / Beverlywood 12" Posh Boy PBS1030, 1982 Good recording, great guitar riffs and instantly memorable songwriting right up there with the Adolescents, Channel 3 and the Cheifs. The real crime is that this is an EP and not an LP.[Brian GTA] The Tan - 360 / Stop Sign / How Cool Are You / Who Invented Sundays 7" Tan T1, 1981 PS tan Target Of Demand - Man's Ruin 12" Happy Hermit 1984, 1983 (The Poor Rich / Funny, Huh? / Government / Man's Ruin / Not The One // Brain Loss / Judgement / Deploy The Rich / Botchalizm / Plastic Bullets) Tazers Fullerton - Don't Classify Me / (Music To Work By In The) Neo Natal Hospital // Microwave Mother / Kola Sketch 7" Tazer CE24382, 1982 PS - Tazers LP KYD 888-2, 1984 don't classify me 10,000 Hurts - Old Fast / Youth In Crisis / Punishment 7" Snuff Box 10K-998/9, 1983 PS Tidal Waves - Fun Fun Fun / Sunrise 7" What? 06, 1979 PS tidal waves Tokyos San Diego - Tokyos 10" Dusty Roads GBK0005, 1979 (Party Dress / Test Tube Baby / Cop Out // You're So Silly / C.I.A. / Daddy Says I Should Be Rich) tokyos Toons - Punk Polka / Love Is A Drug 7" In Toon, 1979 NS toons Tracers Los Angeles - Red, Black, And Blue / Cigarette Dance 7" Seltone 8706, 1978 PS - My My Girl / Itchy Bugs 7" Seltone 8707, 1979 PS my my girl Tragicomedy Los Angeles - Homage To Nada 12" New Alliance NAR014, 1983 (Everyday Life / Metaphysical American Family / Drastic Change / Scientific Proof // Movie Mongrel / Unemployed Extras / Have A Nice Day / Terra Firma) TSOL - TSOL 12" Posh Boy PBS1013, 1981 (Superficial Love / Property IS Theft / No Way Out // Abolish Government/Silent Majority / World War III) - Dance With Me LP Frontier FLP1004, 1981 (Sounds Of Laughter / Code Blue / The Triangle / 80 Times / I'm Tired Of Life / Love Story // Silent Scream / Funeral March / Die For Me / Peace Thru Power / Dance With Me) - Beneath The Shadows LP Alternative Tentacles 29, 1982 (Soft Focus / Forever Old / She'll Be Saying / Beneath The Shadows / Send My Thoughts // Glass Streets / Other Side / Walk Alone / Wash Away / Waiting For You) - Weathered Statues 7" Alternative Tentacles VIRUS10, 1982 PS (Man And Machine / Weathered Statues // Thoughts Of Yesterday / Word Is) when We Were Good weathered statues Tweenagers - California Clone / Brown California Sun 7" Hollywood, 1980 NS Tyros Pacific Grove - Parasites / Cold Shot 7" Widget 001, 1979 PS tyros Undercover Los Angeles - God Rules LP A&S 0005, 1983 Full blown bible thumping here; and while there were other bands with christian influences playing punk that sang about a variety of topics, these guys did not. [Brian GTA] Urinals Los Angeles - Dead Flowers / Hologram / Last Days Of Man On Earth // Surfin' With The Shah 7" Happy Squid 001, 1978 PS Superior Viaduct, 2013 PS - Another EP 7" Happy Squid HS002, 1979 PS Superior Viaduct, 2013 PS (Black Hole / I'm White And Middle Class // I'm A Bug / Ack Ack Ack Ack) - Sex / Go Away Girl 7" Happy Squid HS003, 1980 PS Superior Viaduct, 2013 PS Philosophically untouchable.[I think it was Byron Coley] dead flowers - green dead flowers - yellow another sex U.X.A. Los Angeles - Illusions Of Grandeur LP Posh Boy PBS104, 1981 (Paranoia Is Freedom / No Time / U.X.A. / Hand In Glove / I Don't Lose Sleep / You Saw Me // Tragedies / Sister Godfrieda / Innocent Bystander / Non-fiction / Immunity / Death From Above) - 1995 / Visitors 7" Posh Boy PBS26, 1990/1978 PS illusions of grandeur Vandals - Peace Through Vandalism 12" Epitaph EP1-V1, 1981 (Wanna Be Manor / Urban Struggle / The Legend Of Pat Brown // Pirate's Life / H.B. Hotel / Anarchy Burger (Hold The Government)) Vectors Anaheim - Death To Disco / I Hate Myself 7" Chateau East 303, 1981 - Black Pills / Bondage Man / Bad Situation / Fast Cars (Fast Girls) / Hey Kirby 12" Redzone L-7058, 1981 - Death To Disco LP IT Rave Up 6, 2000/1981 death to disco - newspaper ps death to disco - label Video NU-R - You Drive Me Crazy / Gypsy Woman 7" Pure Energy, 1977 PS - Work, Work / Decadence Plus 7" Pure Energy, 1979 PS The guitarist is a guy named Bob Deal, who, after our band broke up, joined up with 3 other guys in L.A., changed his name to Mick Mars, and started calling themselves Motley Crue.[Lee Miller] you drive me crazy work, work Vom Los Angeles - Live At Surf City 7" White Noise 001, 1978 PS Kryptonite KR-005, 2000? PS Rerun RERUN 006, 2012 PS (I'm In Love With Your Mom / Electrocute Your Cock // Too Animalistic / Punkmobile / God Save The Whales) vom - original vom - kryptonite reissue Vox Pop Los Angeles - Cab Driver / Just Like Your Mom 7" Bad Trip 300, 1980 NS - The Band, The Myth, The Legend 12" Mystic M12452, 1982 (Become A Pagan // Production / Procession) cab driver Chuck Wagon - Rock`n'Roll Won't Go Away / The Spy In My Face 7" UK A+M 7450 chuck wagon (L.A.'s) Wasted Youth - Reagan's In LP Sandblast 1000, 1981 (Reagan's In / Problem Child / Teenage Nark / Uni-High Beefrag / Born Deprived // Fuck Authority / You're A Jerk / We Were On Heroin / Punk For A Day / Flush The Bouncers) Guitarist Chett Lehrer is brother of the Circle Jerks' Lucky Lehrer. He is also the only holdover between this album and the next.[TW] Weasels Culver City (Los Angeles) - Beat Her With A Rake / I'm The Commander 7" Siamese PM002SR, 1978 PS weasels Web - Walk On Glass / Sidewalk 7" Glass SW-13, 1983 PS web Weirdos - We Got The Neutron Bomb / Solitary Confinement 7" Dangerhouse SP1063, 1977 PS - Destroy All Music // A Life Of Crime / Why Do You Exist? 7" Bomp 112, 1977 PS - Skateboards To Hell / Adulthood 7" Numbskull 11418J, 1979 PS - It Means Nothing To Me / We Got The Neutron Bomb 7" boot Punk Vault 3, PS 1988/1977 - Who What When Where Why 12" Bomp W3, 1979 (Happy People / Big Shot (In The Head) / Jungle Rock / Hit Man / Idle Life / Fort USA) - Action Design 12" Rhino RNEP 508, 1980 (The Hideout / I Feel / Break On Through / Helium Bar) - A Life Of Crime / Destroy All Music 7" DE Line 1146, 1985/1977 PS - Weird World LP Frontier, 199? - Message From The Underworld / Teenage 7" AUS Insipid IV04, 199?/1978 PS neutron bomb destroy all music skateboards to hell who what when where why action design White Flag Riverside - S Is For Space LP Gasatanka J9001, 1983 (Not All Right / Go To God / White Flag / Joey Chip / Mirror Mirror / Suzy Secret // Hell In A Handbag / Cleocin / Video.D. / Cheze / Gumby / R`n'R) Wigs San Diego - Strange Facts / Surf Muscle / I've Got Control / Sugar Sugar 7" World 1003, 1980 PS wigs Billy Wizard And The K-Mart Studio Orchestra - Nazi Love / Steppin' Stone 7" Wizardo Bootleg SS100, 1978 PS Billy Wizard - ps, black vinyl Billy Wizard - ns, clear vinyl Wuffy Dogs - Boys Went South / Things Dogs Do // I Must Be Lou Reed / Going Backward 7" Beerhall Putsch WD-A/B, 1983 PS wuffy dogs Wurm - We're Off / I'm Dead // Time Has Come Today 7" SST 011, 1982 PS wurm X Los Angeles - We're Desperate / Adult Books 7" Dangerhouse D88, 1978 PS - White Girl / Your Phone's Off The Hook (But You're Not) 7" Slash SRS106, 1980 PS - Los Angeles LP Slash SR104, 1980 IT Expanded Music EX 10, 1982 (Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not / Johnny Hit And Run Paulene / Soul Kitchen / Nausea / Sugarlight // Los Angeles / Sex And Dying In High Society / The Unheard Music / The World's A Mess; It's In My Kiss) - Wild Gift LP Slash SR107, 1981 IT Expanded Music, 1982 (The Once Over Twice / We're Desperate / Adult Books / Universal Corner / I'm Coming Over / It's Who You Know / In This House That I Call Home / Some Other Time / White Girl / Beyond and Back / Back 2 The Base / When Our Love Passed Out On the Couch / Year 1) - Under The Big Black Sun LP Elektra 60150, 1982 (The Hungry Wolf / Motel Room In My Bed / Riding With Mary / Come Back To Me / Under The Big Black Sun / Because I Do / Blue Spark / Dancing With Tears In My Eyes / Real Child of Hell / How (I Learned My Lesson) / The Have Nots) - Blue Spark // The Hungry Wolf / How I (Learned My Lesson) 12" Elektra 67974, 1982 NS - Blue Spark (mono) / (stereo) 7" Elektra 7-69885, 1982 NS - Blue Spark / Dancing With Tears In My Eyes 7" Elektra 7-69885, 1982 PS we're desperate white girl - 1st white girl - 2nd los angeles blue spark 12 blue spark / dancing Xterminators San Diego - Microwave Radiation / Occasional Lay 7" Radio Active 01/02, 1979 NS xterminators proposed ps - yellow XTV And The Pacoima Rats Pacoima - I Hate New York / Elect Me 7", 1983? NS Youth Brigade Los Angeles - What Price Happiness / Where Are We Going // Who Can You Believe In? 7" BYO 006, 1984 PS - Sound & Fury LP BYO 002, 1982 (Fight To Unite / Treachery / The Circle / Boys In The Brigade / Alienated / You Don't Understand / Brigade Song / Full Force / Sound & Fury / Something's Gotta Change / Confusion / Violence / On The Edge) - Sound & Fury (Remixed) LP BYO 002R, 1983 UK BYO 2RUK (Sink With California / Modest Proposal / Men In Blue (Pt 1) / Sound & Fury / Fight To Unite / Jump Back / Blown Away // Live Life / What Are You Fighting For / Did You Wanna Die / You Don't Understand / The Circle / Duke Of Earl / What Will The Revolution Change) - Sink With California / Who Can You Believe In 7" JP AA 012, 1983 PS what price happiness sound and fury Youth Gone Mad Los Angeles - Oki Dogs / Energy / Tres Flores + 2 7" Youth Gone Mad 331, 1982 PS Zamp & The Suspects Los Angeles - Case No NE01 7" Neophonic 1001, 1980 PS (Suicide Romance / Never Been To Paris / Restitution / Safe-n-sane) Zeros - Don't Push Me Around / Wimp 7" Bomp 110, 1977 PS DE Line 1139, 1985 PS - Wild Weekend / Beat Your Heart Out 7" Bomp 118, 1978 PS - They Say That (Everything's Alright) / Getting Nowhere Fast 7" Test Tube 3, 1980 PS don't push me around wild weekend they say that A-K Comps/Labels Return to the Geographical Index Last update: 25 February 2017 Return to CollectorScum.com