Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wards
"Weapon Factory"

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Back in the early/mid-1980s, hardcore was spreading all over the USA, wherever there were angry teens and twenty-somethings (and olders) with access to musical instruments and electricity. I made it a goal, of sorts, to collect stuff from every state. There were the big hotspots, of course, like Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Boston, but it also seemed like almost every state had at least one band with a tape or a record out. For Vermont, that band was Wards.

This lil' EP, pressed on pretty, transparent, blue vinyl was their debut, and Weapon Factory has always been my favorite track on it. They released a second 7" EP then disappeared from view. Well, my view, at least, as, according to their MySpace, they've been around the whole time. I think.

1 biased opinion:

Biki said...

oh god! make it stop.please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!