Monday, January 21, 2008

No Tunes, Just Arts.

This is sort of a request from GabbaGabbaHey from Hardcore for Nerds. He made some record covers for some of the hard to find 7"s he's come across, and since a lot of these old hardcore records are so DIY (and pre-internet frenzy) they are near impossible to find good jpegs of the OG artwork.

These three were by his request, so I figured I'd put them up here for all to see. If you Control-Click (or Right Click as some of you are PC users) the image you can view it full size and read the lyrics and see the artwork real nice. They are small enough to use for your iTunes too, so have fun with them.

I had so many awesome 7"s at one point and during some fit of stupidity I sold almost all of my vinyl when I went to college. It wasnt even so much that I didnt like those particular records as much as I was trying to downsize. I made dubs of alot of the stuff I liked but didnt feel the need to have on vinyl (which are cumbersome at times) but over time almost all of those dubs either broke or disappeared. I often regret selling all of those records, but for some reason, I saved a few of my most favorites, not knowing that over a decade later people would still be talking about them, let alone consider them benchmarks of the genre.

So. Heres three to get you juiced.

Indian Summer 7"

This 7" is so freaking good. Most notable for having the song Angry Son. I got this off my friend in 94, when he decided he didnt like it anymore. He gave me some other great records that are all gone. But I cherished this one from the day I first got it from him. As you may know, Indian Summer never named their songs.

3 Tracks:
A1 - Arent you Angel
A2 - Untitled (Millimeter?)
B1 - Angry Son

Ordination of Aaron / Indian Summer Split 7"

I was never a big fan of OoA, but Indian Summers songs on this were worth the purchase. I didnt scan the lyrics for OoA, and as far as I can tell the lyrics under the header "Eulogy" arent for the song on the 7". So, no lyrics, but you get a nice Indian Summer poem. The last insert is from Yuletide Records and pretty much encapsulates the cheesiness that was to become known as emo.

A1 - Ordination of Aaron - Battle of Tippecanoe
B1 - Indian Summer - Eulogy (Ive always called it "Eulogy" even though the lyrics dont match, but the disco calls it "Touched By The Wings of and Angel" so its really up to you.
B2 - Mellmak / Truman (Again, the insert says Mellmak [the fictitious homeworld of ALF, if any of you remember that show] and he sounds likes he says Mellmak, but the disco I found calls it Truman, go figure.)

Maximillian Colby 7"

How I fell in love with Max Colby. Oh, it was such sweetness. Shortly after I got this I got the Max Colby / Shotmaker split, which to this day remains one of the best records in existence. But these two of these three songs are definitely Max Colbys two best songs. Man, this band was good. I also ended up with the Sleepytime Trios first 7"s but those are long gone too. Damnit. Thank god for CD Discographies.

A1 - Sparcly
A2 - itt
B1 - Sifelaver



Blogger gabbagabbahey said...

wow, much thanks for these. Even better than I expected!

the indian summer cover, I just want to reach out and touch it. Max Colby is really classy, too.

asinine comment - the picture of the shipwreck looks uncannily like the cover for the Julia s/t bloodlink cd, except the sails are furled and it's at a greater tilt...

by the way... I'm rocking my new (first) turntable at the moment, got a few 7" singles for it, including one Dinosaur Jr. which I'm not sure was released in the States ('Been There All The Time'/'Back to Your Heart') I'll probably post some of them up soon.

Anyway, good to see you back in action!


6:05 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

I've never posted here before but have been following things for a while, but really, those Indian Summer covers are actually beautiful. Thanks a lot for uploading and sharing them, as with everything else.

5:39 PM  

anyone have the new nodatta link?

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

much love to blend and everyone at zen, which never ceases to amaze. it's like going to rock n' roll high school; every time i stop by, i learn something new. glad to see you guys are still rolling.

our fucking boundaries,
i'm pretty sure nodatta moved here:


3:58 PM  
Blogger soul mining said...

guys (and girls?) yours is without doubt the best blog I have yet found on the internet. I too sold all my old hardcore records and deeply regret it.
Do you have any Evergreen you can post?
Your blog takes me back to releasing records by great bands like Spanakorzo and Dahlia Seed and touring Swing Kids etc.

4:53 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

hey Soul Mining, thanks for the good words. I grew up in the 90's. Entered High School in 91. so a lot of this stuff was growing up to me.

the best thing about this blog is to meet similar people and/ or people who are just finding out about this great music scene.

looking back, i know a lot of links are down. so for the time being, i am doing requests. for now, you can go back in the archives and look around, let me know whats good and i'll do my best to get it up for you. though granted i cant fill all requests.

maybe wehn i get some free time i will make a list of past posts and put that up, so you can go through it easier.

keep checking back. i plan to get this thing rolling a little faster int he next few weeks...


10:31 AM  
Blogger soul mining said...

I grew up with all that too, toured with sensefield etc good times some things i'd like to hear???
Still life, heroin (your link is down) anti-matter, threadbare, evergreen as i said, sideshow, boys life, spankorzo etc etc etc !
keep up the great work !

1:28 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

i dont have any Evergreen MP3s unfortunately. I have one Still-Life, you should check Burning Down the Dreams and Metro/Sea also, they are friends of Zen and i know they posted more of that stuff...

i dont know Sideshow and I dont have any Boys Life, but i think I have Spankorzo and definitely can get you Heroin. oh and the Threadbare 7". thats all i have by them...

check the archives though. all that stuff i have...

3:01 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

i could've sworn someone said something about richard marx...
i'll be right here. waiting for you.

i'm pretty sure my heroin and spanakorzo links are still up on my blog. i think nick did a post about boys life this past summer on metro sea as well. as far as the evergreen is concerned i'm pretty sure papstar has posted it a few times in the comments thread, if not i could re-up it tomorrow on the most glorious of days off a.k.a. the day rambo debuts

5:50 AM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

oh and my still life link is still up as well.

5:51 AM  
Blogger soul mining said...

I got the evergreen, all 7" and the lp if anyone needs em?
will check the link too

6:27 AM  
Blogger soul mining said...

heroin and boys life are down oh well still life seems to not work either

7:23 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Heroin Discography!

1:24 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Heroin Discography!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Soul Mining said...


1:29 PM  
Blogger Damn Those Blood Suckers said...

i thought some of you may like this post :

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived at a wonderful house called Dick St in Greensboro NC. We had one summer where i think every band listed in the comments (and then some) played at our house. holy fuck i miss that summer.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Zenyth said...

Very nice work

1:18 AM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

here's that still life:
from angry heads with skyward eyes

12:53 AM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

here's a few other things i had to recently re-up as well...
abe froman & soophie nun squad split lp
silver mt zion - horses in the sky :
allure - demo tape :
benchmark -
econochrist disc 1 - discography :
econochrist disc 2 -discography :
four hundred years - suture -:
soophie nun squad - don't let them take :
trusty - fourth wise man :
trusty - goodbye dr. fate :
william martyr 17 -
trusty - katy's keen 7" -
golgatha - 7" -
indian summer - discography -
indian summer - live at blue universe -
hino horde - disco+7" -
hoover - lurid transversal -
los crudos - discography -
spazz - sweatin to the oldies
antarctica - 81:03 -
antioch arrow - gems of masochism -

suck it.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Soul Mining said...

great I just started my blog (even though I had it lying dormant for a year) have added zen check it out.

6:57 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

sweet, man! will add you too!

JAY - SUS! that was immense! thanks for Anarctica. a friend was just telling me about them. He goes by the name Obfusc, check his stuff out. Like Boards of Canada on Zoloft. Very trippy and soothing.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Noka said...

hey i was wondering if someone could re-up hoover. i can't download it from zshare cause of adverts. thanks and it's great to know one of my favourite blogs is still alive.

3:44 PM  
Blogger soulfire said...

The Baader Brains LP

3:24 PM  
Blogger rgratzer said...

I have the boy's life/christie front drive split lp, if anyone cares about that. I dunno if those songs appeared elsewhere, as I'm not very familiar with either band's output. But I can try and queue that up on my blog.

And Soul Mining: Once I'm off work I'll check your site for the Evergreen! I want that stuff. All I have is the one song from the comp I posted a few weeks ago.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Soul Mining said...

I have the entire recorded output of evergreen now so hit me up if you want the lot!!!!

5:13 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

rgratzer - the cfd and boys life songs were only on that split 10" (a live version of "sight unseen" was on the crank! compilation (don't) forget to breathe). in my opinion the best from both bands.
soul mining - you wouldn't happen to have the still life tracks from the evergreen split would you?

6:13 PM  
Blogger Soul Mining said...

yes i do my ipod is coming up with a currupt error at the moment and my lacie external hard drive has just died also !!
2nd ipod in two months lost a total of 11,000 ongs !!!!
but will sort it for you in a week or so !

4:49 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...


thanks for Baader Brains...

Soul Mining - getting your link up today...


10:25 AM  
Blogger gabbagabbahey said...

second the thanks for the Baader Brains, haven't actually listened to it yet (and thanks for the link, soulmining)

just received a package from Polyvinyl today: the radio flyer lp on vinyl and a red candy bar. Jealous much?

seriously, what a great label.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Pancho said...

Thank you men!!

nuevos discos en

3:08 PM  
Blogger LLIW said...

album art is a huge part of the album as far as I'm concerned.
Keep it up Tim.

10:27 AM  
Blogger gabagaba566 said...

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some You And I? This seems like the place.

4:38 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

sup will!!! good to have you around...

gabagaba, i got You and I. i'll up it right now..

10:47 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

You and I - The Curtain Falls (1999)

uppin Final Album.

1:45 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

You and I - Final Album (2003)

band is good. i should make a post one day...

2:00 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I just found your blog while looking for some lyrics...i think it might have been life at these speeds. Anyway, you have amazing taste in music and your blog is great, so I'll be reading you.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous soul mining said...

I just finished digitizing some vinyl inc the dahlia seed and spanakorzo records i released as well as some inch, pile up and a bunch of other stuff!
all heading to my blog this week

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is the full (unofficial) Evergreen discography if anyone's still looking:
included in the zip is a text file which sets out what releases all the different tracks come from.

also, here's the (imo) best Sideshow album:

and the Boys Life/CFD split, via a rip of the 1999 CD re-release of the 1995/6 10":

btw, the Still Life song from the Evergreen split is the 3rd track on their 'slow..beyond' CD, which collects their solo 7", split 7" and the 8".

2:39 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

andrea. thanks

soul mining awesome.

anon. thanks a ton

thanks to all who visit, contribute, leave comments and converse about the finer things in life.

12:34 PM  
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6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weird I have a couple of those two didn't know they were all that rare - maybe its just that no one bothered to upload the images to the interwebs.

You made me remember You and I I only got to catch them on their last tour - man mostly I remember a hundred people crammed into a small front room and the guitarist who is also their song writer getting pissed because people kept running into his two hundred pedals.

Anyways thanks for the memories.

3:14 AM  

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