Sunday, October 14, 2007

In My Eyes - Anthony Sings the Hits (Unreleased)

Anthony Sings the Hits

YOU KNEW that this would end up here dude! In My Eyes was possibly the best youth crew "revival" band of the 90's. I say "revival" because I hate calling them this because unlike a lot of the other bands around at the time they were so much more. While awesome bands like Floorpunch, Ten Yard Fight and others of their ilk have covered the same ground and done an amazing job, In My Eyes had the music and the message nailed to the T (or, figuratively, X) and their songs seem to go so much deeper than the rest. While he doesn't sing their best song on this (Welcome To Boston makes me want to crush elitist pricks skulls) he does pick out a great mix of 6 of the songs off of their 2nd LP, "Nothing To Hide". I was only in 5th grade when they were busy touring the country and making amazing tunes and for that I will always be envious of those older than me. Download this if you're a fan of anything awesome ever.

Also, quit lurking and comment sometime.


Anonymous db said...

i loved this band.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Captain Death said...

God yes, so good!

11:31 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

this was my time period... or just towards the end... the mighty Mouthpiece was more my time period. But this band was good for all of us sad kids when MP broke up..

thanks jeff!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

Mouthpiece were great but, in my opinion, part of the wrong time frame for them to be as big as some of the other bands. Trends come in like 8 year stints. Mouthpiece was placed like RIGHT inbetween the original and the revival youth crew movements.


2:03 PM  
Anonymous bostock said...

Fifth grade??? Man, I feel old. "Nothing to Hide" is my 2nd favorite album from the youth crew revival period, just a notch below the Carry On LP. Come to think of it, Count Me Out's "110" is pretty awesome too.

Yup, Mouthpiece did come along at a time when their contemporaries were playing metalcore (Earth Crisis) or veering in a more melodic direction (Endpoint). I think a lot of people remember them fondly because they were about the only band rockin' that style during that era. Tim's next band, Hands Tied, was definitely involved in the youth crew revival, though.

Can we win...

10:43 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

"I think a lot of people remember them fondly because they were about the only band rockin' that style during that era."

i completely agree. and while i don't think mouthpiece is bad, they are just kinda boring to me whereas IME and carry on brought a lot of life and outside elements into their songs. esp on nothing to hide and a life less plagued.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

For those of you bringing up Carry On I fucking love you. That is easily my FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE hardcore band ever.

And yeah I'm a youngin at 20. Hands Tied rules, as does Tim's newest band Triple Threat.

Bostock or Stephen, do either of you have the records of Mouthpiece, IME or Carry On? I'd take them off your hand if you didn't want them anymore ;) ;) ;)

1:56 AM  
Anonymous bostock said...

Hey Jeff,

When you say "records" I assume you specifically mean vinyl? I have all that stuff, most of it on vinyl, and would be willing to part with a few items (have to keep all my Carry On records, though...I think I love that band as much as you do!) But we can talk about the others if you want.

Hit me up at

1:21 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Can We Win is one of my favorite hardcore songs ever.

I like In My Eyes partly because fo the Minor Threat reference. Also one of my favorite Minor Threat songs..

"Do you fucking get it?!"

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

Bostock I was definitely talking about vinyl (I'm a nerd). I'll probably ask something asinine like for you to make a list of all the shit you've got but you don't have to. I'll email you when I get home tonight. Thanks for possibly parting with some of this stuff!

And now that I know people actually still like stuff like this I'm going to be upping more of it seeing as how I'm a youth crew/hardcore nerd.

12:49 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

jeff - i have an extra copy of the line is drawn 7" on red i'd be willing to trade/sell. let me know if you're interested. also, you never answered me if that any last words demo worked.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

i have started a new blog:

Against the Wall - Identify Me 7"

7:00 AM  
Blogger shadowpuppetmaster said...

In My Eyes shows, along with Eyelid and Strife, were some of the best of the mid-90's period. soooo good. Carry On was good too. it's crazy to think back on how badass Oxnard and Central California was in those days....ahhh, meeeeemories.....

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

ShadowPuppetMaster, the 'Nardcore still ruled into the 2000's. In Control is one of the best hardcore bands from the 21st century.

Stephen - I would love to buy that. I don't really have anything to trade, plus I like keeping my records.

And that Any Last Words demo did work but I didn't find it nearly as intense as the 7". Oh well band still ruled!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

yeah i think the ALW 7" is definitely better than the demo. they just kinda finetuned everything a little. good live band too.

i'll def sell you that 7" if you're interested. hit me up and we can discuss a price.


6:11 PM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

Respond to your email guys!

4:42 PM  
Blogger mark said...

In My Eyes live was one of the best bands to see live. Sure their albums were great, but live, they were amazing. Does anyone know if they went on to play in anything else?

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

link doesn't work... can you help?

8:36 PM  
Blogger steven said...

I saw ten yard fight, fastbreak and in my eyes. That was about 11 years ago.

12:39 AM  

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