Thursday, December 8, 1994

Various Artists "Smash the State, Volume 1" LP

This was the first volume of what would become a series of comps that would pay tribute to out of press Canadian punk singles. It was a companion piece to the book by the same name and was compiled by Frank Manley and released under the label No Exit Records. Frank was living in Montreal at the time. I know because I distributed these in the city for him. Unlike the Killed by Death series, Frank received permission from the bands to press the eps on this LP format. As a result he was able to include a number art collages related to the band. below are scans of these pages. Click on them to open up larger versions of the pages.

Thursday, December 1, 1994

Armed and Hammered "More Punk Rock Than You" ep

This was recorded in the Fall of 1994 and was released by Subvert and Deny Records out of Chicago. The line up at the time included Mopa on vocals, Big John on guitar, Keiran on bass, and Kyle on drums. The songs on here are:

1. Hate
2. Pills
3. Victims
4. Punk Rock