Thursday, August 16, 2007


The Forty Ninth-Parallel compilation consists of bands like Still Life, Acrid, Submission Hold, MK-Ultra, Three Studies For A Crucifixion, and more. I picked it up many years ago when I was living in Pennsylvania. My friends and I used to take trips to Lancaster, PA to go to a record store called CI Records. I was introduced to a lot of great bands from the help of that store. Instead of having bins of CDs, they had a giant wall that had all the CDs hanging up. I used to stare at that wall and grab records I thought had cool artwork. Not the best way to buy music but it helped introduce me to bands I would have never learned about otherwise. The Forty Ninth-Parallel compilation was bought for this very reason. The package was totally handmade. It consisted of a brown lunch bag cut to size for the cover and the inside had crudely cut photocopied pages also cut to CD size. The cover had the title printed in a typewriter font. Not the most elaborate cover but I've always been a sucker for any handmade music package...
The picture above is of Still Life.


Tracklisting :
01. Swallowing Shit
02. Still Life
03. Karenza
04. Tho Ko Losi
05. Eliot Rosewater
06. Mk-Ultra
07. Acrid
08. Three Studies For A Crucifixion
09. Submission Hold
10. Inept
11. Gates Of Dawn
12. Resin
13. The Last Trick


Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

dude awesome post. the highlight of my improv hardcore band was openning for still life, they liked it, but i'm pretty sure they were better, even if we did play twice as long.

5:12 PM  
Blogger metro/sea said...

Nice! What was the name of your band?

5:30 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

we called ourselves sweatband.

total improv, my friend brian and i would pick new members each show out of the crowd for total chaos.
in four years we never practiced or wrote a song yet we managed to play quite a few shows. funny how things like that work.

i kinda want to start an aerobicore band (yeah i named the genre). straight up work out style hardcore, wicked riffage and two singstructors bringing the pain.

5:50 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

haha!! awesome!!

great comp nick!!!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

I am liking checking out this blog every day now. Seeing and listening to all this stuff brings back tons of memories. Seeing Still Life and realizing they were a bunch of weird hippies. Seeing MK Ultra bust out a Slapshot cover. Seeing most of these bands at various Columbus Fests. Those MTM fests were always painfully hot and humid, but got to see so many amazing bands. Anyone on here go to the first one in Dayton? The only time i got to see Lincoln and they completely blew me away. Speaking of which, does any one have Lincoln online anywhere? Thanks.

6:46 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

i can up some lincoln for you. i have their first 7" and split with hoover. i'll get that up tomorrow morning

4:27 AM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

i guess it is tomorrow morning...
s/t 7"
watermark 7"
two headed penny 7" (split w/ Hoover)

5:20 AM  
Anonymous db said...

i love mk ultra. chicago in the late 90s was so great for that kind of hc. every weekend thered be a show with either mk ultra, charles bronson, or crudos...some times all 3 on the same bill.

i guess youth attack is doing an mkultra discography sometime in the near future...

9:57 AM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

Thanks! Being in Mpls the 90s were a sweet time. Lots of the Chicago bands came here. If you read the liner notes to the Charles Bronson records there was always a big hate on our crust bands and punks. It was semi ridiculous. We had/have Dillinger Four (still probably the best punk band in the country), Man Afraid (who were also amazing), Harvest, Disembodied, The Strike, Destroy, Code 13, Holding On, The Real Enemy (my old band), Impetus Inter, Killsadie (another old band of mine), etc, etc, It was a great time for shows and bands.

10:37 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Disembodies was real metal, but I used to live for that Chug Chug stuff. Snapcases Lookinglasself, Despairs One Thousand Cries, Slugfest!

Coregasm in the links on the right has the first Desembodied 7", i think its his first post... He played in Brothers Keeper, i think...

Oh, and whenever Proven Hollow pops up again, My friend was flipping over Inkwell the other night at the CUTC show... I had to tell him you sung and he was like "no way!!!!"

small world.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

Does Phil Dwyer ever go on here? Or any other atlanta dudes? I used to know a bunch of them from the old sxelist. Plus Killsadie stayed with a bunch of them for a few days on our first tour. Does anyone have the inkwell stuff on line? I would love to listen to that again.

12:26 PM  
Blogger thiob said...

Awesome post dude !

But.. could we get the title from each song please ?

1:14 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

jaysin, where you in kill sadie?

1:28 PM  
Blogger proven hollow said...

someone has awoken the kraken! i find it hard to believe that anyone can remember inkwell. haha. we were just a bunch of pissed off misfits.

1:31 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...


jaysin, i think Proven Hollow is who you are looking for...

and also, i dont remember which comments section it is, but you can find all the inwell stuff... just dont go any further back than the Mouthpiece post... it was more recent than that...Maize or Paps put it up...

2:21 PM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

I was the singer (the first one on the first 2 records) in Killsadie. Used to be on the old sxelist (remember before msg boards). Did a zine called Hope is the First Sign of Defeat. I still have the inkwell 7"s, but alas never got to see Phil be a spazz on stage. At least Phil still has a sweet emo name. I wish i could remember the other names of the people from Atlanta that we stayed with, but they were all sweet dudes.

And now we are all old and able to relive our youth by downloading music. ha.

I decided i need to listen to Ink and Dagger last week. What was Sean McCabes (rip) sxe band? Or all the other ones. I remember liking them. I think i still have some of his Dead by 23 zines.

3:45 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

here's the crud is cult 7"

what's with you killsadie kids? do i bond with you all over ink & dagger?

4:08 PM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

Both bands were ripping off Swiz.

Crud is a Cult. ha. damn that is good. He had another band. it was a 2 song 7". I know i have it somewhere, but just dont want to search through it all.

So who all is who on here? How many old kids from the sxe-list? I am sure I must have met some of you back in the day at one point or another.

4:44 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

ripping off Swiz is a good of my faves...

i was straightedge from 1990 - 1994, but i never joined the list...

i grew up in westchester, went to the Tune-Inn in New Haven a lot and shows in NYC...

5:04 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

didn't have a computer through most of the 90's. lived in tulsa, oklahoma 27 years, promptly left.
saw most of my shows in basements, abandonned houses, living rooms, parks, and backyards the one punk club in tulsa was the 401 which got shut down and then reopened in the space that was used for Kuni's Karate in the movie uhf. it got shut down the night jawbreaker played down the street. i wasn't there for that one. hmmm.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous db said...

i used to play in a sxe band from chicago called strength in numbers....i am pretty sure we played with the real enemy a few times. anton (underestimated) put out our 7".

also used to play with killsadie in chicago back in the day with a more "grind" band i did.

this site is so awesome.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

i remember getting this comp when old glory first repressed it on vinyl in '98. so awesome. i knew tons of those bands so it was super sweet to have. if anyone wants pressing info, song titles etc for this comp i just found a site that has all that info:

later all.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

alright so apparently that link didn't work so well in the post above... what's missing is .....htm


1:50 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

ok so it wasn't actually missing... sorry i'm new at this comment stuff.... ignore the last post (1:50pm), but definitely don't ignore the second-last one (1:49pm).

1:52 PM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

Hey db, I think I remember playing with you guys when TRE was around. We played Chicago a bunch of times and the first 2 Chicago Fests. That first one was beyond belief with the bands and kids.

With Killsadie I don't really remember who all we played with. Wow, that was a long time ago.

This site is sweet.

5:05 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks for this =D great comp. Too bad I never grew up in America/was old enough to listen to this stuff when it was all first about =[

5:35 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

wow, i think that might be the first time i've ever seen the sentiment "too bad i never grew up in america". the music is timeless, the bands may not be around anymore, but most of them were blips on the radar for the most part, it was amazing if a band could stay together longer than two years, their recordings sometimes coming out posthumously.
but hey, you've got it now.

also, i don't know if anyone's interested, but here's some submission hold:
waiting for another monkey to throw the first brick

progress (as if survival mattered)

6:18 PM  
Blogger acrosshistory said...

i miss those trips.....

8:52 AM  
Blogger metro/sea said...

thanks for that submission hold record!

1:08 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

no problem.
i've got the swallowing shit discography as well if you'd like

5:42 PM  
Blogger metro/sea said...

please! id love to hear it!

2:45 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

here you go then:

3:38 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

oh and here's some crazy brazillian hardcore

chuck norris/jazzus split lp

3:40 PM  
Blogger deaddreamnation said...

it's rad how random this shit is and that everyone is someone linked. the world gets smaller everyday...

6:16 PM  
Blogger deaddreamnation said...

speaking of still life does anyone have any uploaded? i need to spend the money and get one of those newfangled turntables with a usb port...anyways..

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Woah! This site is memory lane. I just pulled out the Fields Lay Fallow 12" and when I googled it this site came up. I helped put together the Chicago Fest in 1997, the one that J Church headlined on Saturday night. And I put on shows at a church in my suburban town outside Chicago--Dillinger Four played one of them, and the cops showed up because someone in an opening act got naked onstage right as the pastor walked in (and right as I was telling Paddy not to get naked onsteage). I was never in bands but I went to shows four nights a week in Chicago from like 94 to 97 and then in Boston from 97 to 2001. I still listen to this music all of the time. This is great.

7:57 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

here's some still life for ya:
(their best album in my opinion)
from angry heads with skyward eyes

8:14 PM  
Blogger deaddreamnation said...

fuck yeah jaysus! thanks!

9:58 PM  
Blogger xjohn020x said...

hey all, if i just place the url I don't get the download from mediafire? is there something wrong with my browser?

looking forward to listen to more hardcore ....damn I see so much records i used to listen to....

hope i can help you out with stuff i have..
greetings john

10:07 AM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

mediafire sometimes goes down in the middle of the night. i know it was down around 4:30 am pacific time. i suggest trying again.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, i saw still life back about 7 or 8 years ago at numbers in houston...they were pretty boring from what i remember...they were older though. Their spark had died out by then..

10:58 AM  
Blogger thuglifebaldwin said...

since we are talking about minneapolis bands (a little bit) here can a brotha' get that i shot mckinley "7 up in this peice???

7:33 PM  

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