Sunday, June 21, 2009

Chronic Fear - Demo 1986

Chronic Fear were a short lived band from Morris County, New Jersey. They recorded a total of three demos. All of the tracks that appear here on the 1986 demo, were later re-recorded that same year and released as a demo under the name "Discrimination." Their final demo, which also came out in 1986 was called "The Second Demo," which I will likely post at a later date.

Chronic Fear played high speed, metallic hardcore, similar to other new Jersey bands such as Social Decay, Lethal Aggression, Dirge, etc., with whom Chronic Fear would often play shows. These bands all had a large impact on the burgeoning crossover scene in the NY/NJ area. Chronic Fear began a little bit later, and lasted for a much shorter time than the above mentioned, which is why their recordings were left in obscurity. I remember reading an interview where the band talked about possibly signing with Combat Records. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and all we are left with are 9 recorded songs, 6 of which you can download below.


1. Beenie Weenie
2. Discrimination
3. Roaches Raid
4. Disturbance Of Mind
5. Bad Relations
6. Flintstone Frolics

Satan's Cheerleaders - Created In Your Image demo (1983)

This is the first demo by this Centerpoint, NY (Long Island) band. Two other demos exist from Satan's Cheerleaders, one called "Bark Twice For Freedom," and one called "Ass Backwards," both released after this one in 1984. The members of this band also played in Insanity Defense and Fatal Visions, who all put out releases on their own Unsound Music label. This demo was recorded live in a basement, so don't be expecting Don Fury here. But if you wanna hear some snotty as hell, lo fi thrash, then use the link below.

I Remember 7th Grade (lyrics)

I remember 7th grade
Walking around with a hard-on
I remember 7th grade
With evil shop teachers
School is a jail
I remember 7th grade
Home is a hell
I remember 7th grade
Fights in the hall
I remember 7th grade
100% mainstream


1. I Remember The 7th Grade
Living In Fear
Misguided Products
Teenage Abortion
The Holy And The Rich
Sex And Beer
We Want You
Animal Functions
Sid Takes A Holiday
Created In Your Image

Cyanamid - I Love NJ demo (1983)

Perhaps you've heard of American Cyanamid, a company from Bound Brook, New Jersey who invented the glow stick. According to Cyanamid's drummer Chris, when these guys were wee little ones in the Boy Scouts, they'd come across these discarded plastic glow sticks all over the place. One might assume that the toxic goo inside those things might not be one the healthiest additions to ones environment. Fast foward ahead, and now these Bound Brook boys form a band adopting the name Cyanamid for their own. And man, by the sounds these guys produced, you'd think they were drinking that glowing toxic goo for fun all these years. Representatives from American Cyanamid actually showed up to one of their first shows at New Brunswick, New Jersey's famed Court Tavern, to investigate the culprits using the Cyanamid name. A few songs in they got the message and left.

I'd attempt to describe their sound as a cross between Flipper, early Hüsker Dü and bursts of rabid blasting insanity. But listen to it for youself. This demo was passed down to me by Dan, the singer of this band. My tape copy also had a live set from 1983, which I can post here if anyone is interested in hearing it.

These guys did many shows with their brutha band Child Abuse, as well as with locals like the Wild Hairs. Cyanamid also had opening spots for the Dead Kennedys and Minor Threat. After this demo, they released a 7" on Mutha Records, as well as appeared on the "New Jersey's Got It" comp. LP on Buy Our Records. Three songs from this demo also appeared on the "New Jersey's Most Wanted" tape compilation from '85. A later live set was recorded in 1987 on Pat Duncan's show, but it was not the original line up of the band.


1. In The Hole
2. unknown title
3. Old People
4. NJ Is A Mall
5. Stop The World
6. Support / Our Way
7. I Hate Pigeons
8. This Is Hell / I Love PBJS
9. unknown title
10. Go To Work, Go To Sleep / unknown title

Anarcoólatras - Demo 1983

Here's a short 3 song blast from São Paulo, Brazil. The band formed in 1980, albeit without actually owning any musicial equipment. Lucky for them, fellow local punkers Cólera were willing to lend them the tools of the trade. Upon the departure of their original drummer, Redson from Cólera got behind the kit for these guys. With this line-up the band went in to record for a split record with Cólera, Inocentes, Grito Surbano and Olho Seco to be released on Punk Rock Discos. This recording was rejected and Redson left the band due to time constraints. Teodoros of Grito Suburbano then joined the band and they were able to record about 10 songs. 3 of them you'll find on this demo from 1983. The band folded before the close of 1983, when guitar player Strongos was called into the army. Later, Strongos became a brief member of Ratos De Porão.


1. Os Ratos
2. Marginais Inocentes
3. Controlados