Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hogans Heroes - Demo

Ok, some more NJHC here with what i believe is the 1st HH demo from around 85/86?

Hogans, Social and Lethal Aggression were the original 3 Hardcore bands from Ocean County, NJ:

These kids were a bit different than the dirty Social Decay crew. These were straight edge skater kids who by all appearances seemed a bit "better off" then us scum bags. But this demo is pretty cool and a nice piece of NJHC history. I guess in the "straight edge" world they went on to be pretty popular but after this demo i lost interest, i was to busy getting drunk to give a shit...

2nd singer Skip sang briefly with S.D. then talked shit about us... whatever. And George (git) used to walk 10 miles to my house sometimes to try and fuck my sister... I don't think he ever did... George and I still are friends and even jammed a bit for a while a few years ago.

You can get more info from the Hogans Heroes Myspace Page:

Hogans Heroes - Demo

Individual Tracks:
Hogans Heroes - Corporate Life
Hogans Heroes - Drugs
Hogans Heroes - Status Symbol
Hogans Heroes - Zombies Suck
Hogans Heroes - False Nadar
Hogans Heroes - State Vegetable
Hogans Heroes - Batman
Hogans Heroes - T.S.A.
Hogans Heroes - Stuck In A Rut

Self defense isn't listed on the demo cover but here is the track:

Hogans Heroes - Self Defense

Edit: 1/29/11 - All my files files are gone and the links are dead but you can grab the entire Hogans catalog over at Blogged And Quartered.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No Fraud - Demo 1985

2nd installment thanks to MF & Public Collectors:

Hey, here`s an MP3 of the entire No Fraud demo from 1985 (untitled).

I did not split it up into tracks (lotta work! It`s 18 tracks in about 24 minutes).

Public Collectors:

I have scans of the lyrics sheets but was having problems posting them since they are so big. Anyone wants copies i can email them.

No Fraud - Demo 1985

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Social Decay - NJHC Demo 1985

Ok, here’s the 1st post on this here blog and this may be a little self-serving but hey, this is my blog. See this 1st band was my band, I played guitar in this band from day one until the end with a bunch of knuckle heads thrown in between.

This demo is total DIY. Hand drawn covers that I photo copied the covers at the local library for a nickel a piece and send these out to various fanzines across the country and the world in a day and age LONG before the internet. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent putting these things together and how many dollars I spent mailing these things out.

This was our second demo. The first being releases in 1984.

I have only one beat up copy of this demo left and I figure I should put it up before that tape goes the way of the dinosaurs and this shit is lost forever…. Who knows how many of these exist in the world anymore as demos were kind of throw away items back in the day. Lots of people would just tape over them or throw them out or whatever….

This tape consists of me (Tommy) on Guitar.
Steve Omert – Bass
Chris Marzulli – Drums
Dave Johnson – Vocals (RIP)

We were all still teenagers at the time.

I’ve also included 2 tracks that were never sent out from the same session….

Anyway, Social Decay was a New Jersey Punk - Hardcore band that started in 1983 and lasted until around 1990. We played lots of cool shows with a lot of cool bands (Agnostic Front, GBH, The Accused, AOD, Mental Abuse, Breakdown, Underdog, School of Violence, Rest in Pieces, Lethal Aggression, The Pychos, and many many more) and had a hell of a good time but never really progressed beyond our little scene. We did manage to finally release a 7inch in 1990 and soon after broke up until we played 1 show a few years ago for the 1st time in 15 years or some shit.

I’d like to also take this time and say that our one time and long time drummer Eddie (Boppo) Ramos (RIP) is loved & missed by many!

I could go one & on here but whatever, I hope some old school heads will enjoy these long lost NJHC tracks!

PS - Don't send hate mail to the addy on the demo cover, it's long since gone....

Edit: 1/28/11 - reloaded all files w/ better sound as divshare dumped them all! Enjoy!

Social Decay - Everyday Habit

Social Decay - Kill or Die

Social Decay - Scared Youth

Social Decay - Dismal Wit

Social Decay - Too Young to Die

2 non demo cuts from the same 1985 session:

Social Decay - Senseless Talk

Social Decay - LLD

More info here:

New Jersey Hardcore

Social Decay Myspace

Friday, April 25, 2008

Old School Demo Tape Solicitation:

Hey All,
I’m starting this blog dedicated to all old school bands that cut demo’s but never got their shit cut to wax and are now lost to time.It’s going to be a “demo tape” only blog and will primarily focus on 80’s and early 90’s bands, mostly hardcore, punk & metal. So if you were in a band and or dig some old bands that you have demos of and think they should be heard by other people drop me a line and we can work something out.