Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mistaken Identity - Sheep 7"

Florida has a vast history of fast punk from the 80's and 90's, and this Mistaken Identity 7" fits right in. The fuzzed out guitars and whined vocals perfectly pair the annoyed-at-the-world lyrics. This band definitely fits the feel of the early FL punk bands that loved to sound angry while simultaneously poking fun at everything, including themselves. I was gifted this rare record by my friend Ellie and was fortunate enough to speak with the singer, Doug, for a history on the band, since not much information is found online. Here's what Doug had to contribute...

"There isn't much to tell about Mistaken Identity, but I'll try. It all started back in 1986...

We started out playing covers of The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Fear, Black Flag, and we were terrible, obviously.

After a couple of years and some reassigned roles (I was moved from drums to vocals) we started writing a few originals and put out a demo in 1988. We played at most local venues, including Club Detroit, Arts Alive, and The Ritz. Opened for D.R.I., Rancid, Blatherskite, did a few hardcore festivals with Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and mostly just did local shows with our friends. We recorded the 7" in 1993. It got a pretty good review in Maximum Rocknroll. We split up soon after that because it was mainly just for fun and we had milked it dry.

The best times were spent playing shows with other local bands like Assück, Manic Dose, Ima, No Fraud, The People's Court, Toilet Birth, Scrog, Pink Lincolns, and dozens more awesome bands.

We split up in '93 and never really looked back. We played a set on WMNFs "Harmful Emissions" show, hosted by Steve Heritage of Assück. It was the last time we played together.

Of course there's more to it than that but that's all I can remember. It was fun."

Thanks to Doug for all the information. As far as I know, this is the first time these recordings have been posted online. This download also includes scans of all the inserts and artwork on the Sheep 7".

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Mistaken Identity - Sheep

Monday, November 9, 2015

Todd Youth on Exact Change Radio 11/12/2015

Tune in this Thursday for an exclusive phone interview with Todd Youth of NYHC fame, who played in a slew of bands like Agnostic Front, Warzone, Murphy's Law, Danzig and many, many more.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

少女人形 ‎– 少女人形 7" Flexi-disc


This self titled 7" flexi-disc by Japan's 少女人形, pronounced "Shojoningyo" and meaning "Girl doll", is a six song release of full on punk attack released in 1985. Two years after the release of Jerry's Kid's "Is This My World?" and one year after the release of Confuse's "Nuclear Addicts", this lesser heard 7" throws sounds curated by records such as those into a catchy blender of noise and melody to churn out this crisp, clean product. Since most of the titles are in Japanese, here are some rough translations.

1 - Ona-pet
2 - グチャグチャ (Messy)
3 - 偽りの世界 (False World)
4 - 死物狂い (Shinimonogurui - meaning "desperation" or "struggle to the death")
5 - 闇討ち (Sneak Attack)
6 - つまんない (Boring)

"Shojoningyo" released two other 7" records on Lovely Chaos Record and had a compilation track on a cassette compilation but out by 胎内レーベル, roughly translated "Womb Label", but this 7" was self-released on no label. This download includes the cover art, the a-side of the flexi-disc, and all six tracks separated out. Recommended for fans of bands such as Gauze, Lip Cream and Gas who want something familiar yet new. You may not recognize this as an essential Japanese hardcore classic, but it certainly stands out as more than just a flimsy, dollar bin noise punk record.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Exact Change Radio November/December Promo

Respect to Alone In A Crowd as the inspiration for this last promotional flyer for the radio show. December 10th will be the last broadcast of Exact Change Radio on Bulls Radio, so make sure to tune in every week until then.

New rare downloads from Mistaken Identity, 少女人形 and more coming soon to the blog.