Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Hippos - Attack Of The Killer Cheese (Demo)

The Hippos were a ska/punk band from Los Angeles, California. They were together primarily between 1995 and 2000. Before being discovered by fellow ska-punkers Less Than Jake, and releasing their first CD on the part LTJ owned Fueled By Ramen record label, The Hippos self released this 4 song demo tape.

Two of the tracks on this demo, "Get Away" & "The Boss", were also released on the very first, much sought after, Fueled By Ramen release..... a cassette tape of 4 bands (The Hippos, Boxcar, Shower With Goats, & Supermarket All-Stars) that came in a Chinese takeout box with stickers, a fortune cookie, and ramen recipes.

I hope you enjoy this gem. It had me skankin' around the kitchen for hours.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Humble Beginnings

Long before Gabe Saporta was in Midtown, and even longer before he was in Cobra Starship, the NJ boy earned his roots in a Springfield, NJ Pop-Punk trio called "Humble Beginnings" with friends Josh Scott-Dicker & Chris Delvecchio.

To those of you that remember them... nothing more needs to be said other than that they fucking rocked. To those that weren't around in those days... well... time for your history lesson, bitches.

Out of the dust-bin, I present to you their original 5 song demo tape, and a 3 song unmixed promo tape they gave out at random shows. Zip file includes high res art. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Resurgents - Self Titled 7 Inch

Happy new year everyone. First post here in over a year. Apologies for the long delay!

The Resurgents were a Pop-Punk band from Carlisle, PA formed from the ashes of the pop-punk band 3:6 (Also featured in this blog as our very first post). Vocalist/guitarist Brett Dolimpio continued on with his catchy tunes ala Screeching Weasel & early Green day. These guys released, several demo tapes, a 4 way split CD, and this 7" record before hanging up their hats in the late 90's .

I believe this 4-songer on German label Barracuda Rex was possibly their final release. I have heard rumors that a full length CD existed after this, but I have yet to this day, to see a copy.

Included in the zip file are scans of the entire cover, including the insert with lyrics, and even scans of the vinyl itself. Enjoy.