Topic: H-100s

So after getting severally bummed out about Conor getting a ltd. version of dismantle, that I really want.  I was excited to read this on terminal boredom

"all members of this band, living or not, have had issues with the Soundboard tape from Peabodys Downunder Cleveland 3 June 1995. ive always argued its better than any of the records that have been released in the past. 2 songs of it are on the "Best Of P.E. Far East" CD from ages ago. now, finally all living members have been talked into doing it as a proper 12". im checking the CD-R master i just raw-pulled from the orig cassette. im in seriously in flowing tears just over the beauty of Richard & his playing. the sound capture is IMPECCIBLE.

Paul is gonna finally master this to 12" this coming week & it will be out soon after that on Non-Commercial Records. "

Dismantle must be one of the greatest punk records of the 90's. Filthy sounding misanthropic hardcore punk amongst a sea of white wndbreakers, krishna beads and back packs.  In fact dismantle is my favorite US punk record of the 90s (yep I prefer it to infest, no comment, citizens arrest or whatever else you can come up with). The vocals are so wild and the riffs are killer. What else would I want from a hardcore punk record.

Here is a link to the three ep's if you havn't got them already:
http://fashionableactivism.blogspot.com … raphy.html

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Yeah I'm really looking forward to the live record!

The reissue 12" version of Dismantle with the extra songs is totally great

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Campbell wrote:

Dismantle must be one of the greatest punk records of the 90's. Filthy sounding misanthropic hardcore punk amongst a sea of white wndbreakers, krishna beads and back packs.

I'll take windbreakers, krishna beads + backpacks over H-100s any day of the week.

You don't remember me...........do you.

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I really like the H-100s. Refreshingly raging. I can't believe I'd never heard of them until earlier this year...

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Good post, i'd never given them a listen before reading it. What a treat.

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Sam K wrote:
Campbell wrote:

Dismantle must be one of the greatest punk records of the 90's. Filthy sounding misanthropic hardcore punk amongst a sea of white wndbreakers, krishna beads and back packs.

I'll take windbreakers, krishna beads + backpacks over H-100s any day of the week.

Fair enough I prefer records that P/S feature giant sized syringe being stuck into a guy.  In fact that's what listening to dismantle is like - it's like being injected with the purest most raging hardcore punk of the 90s. 

Also I would recommend playing the b-side before the a side as nothing is cooler then starting your record with this line

'....I was born so now I suffer...'

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Sam K wrote:

I'll take windbreakers, krishna beads + backpacks over H-100s any day of the week.

Backpacks are important, for sure.

I'm not into that.

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I love listening to the sounds of krishna beads russling in the breeze, beats a good punk record any day. Fuckin ambient and shit

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Each to their own, but the H-100's were the real deal, early Nine Shocks (obviously) and Gordon Solie Motherfuckers too. Great scene, thread of bands, determined to make hardcore raw and ugly again, and not conservative, conformist and reactionary. I remember thinking Tony Erba muct be a kindred spirit as he went through the S/E revival, realised a lot of it was pretty boring, not going anywhere and started listening to crazy old hardcore. Anyone who has seen this journey through, knows the personal and creative reward it brings.

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Amen (not the band).

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I just think they're a bit generic compared to all the good stuff that was happening in the 90s.

You don't remember me...........do you.

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Panic Attack and Agitate, fuck. What can you say? Perfect hardcore punk. I still really need a copy of Dismantle on Bloodclot, I only have the Coalition and Stained Circle releases.

Also, while still good, neither Distort Cleveland or Texas Death Match top the first 7".

We should also probably start discussing Cider, the Inmates (esp. the lp) and Darvocets about now...

Static Shock Records + Distro: http://www.staticshockrecords.com

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Sam K wrote:

I just think they're a bit generic compared to all the good stuff that was happening in the 90s.

Just out of interest, what would you personally consider more interesting around this period?

Static Shock Records + Distro: http://www.staticshockrecords.com

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ellis wrote:

I still really need a copy of Dismantle on Bloodclot,

One on Ebay UK currently.

I'm not into that.

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I was late to this band & many others when I kinda dropped out of HC back in the mid-late 90's & listened to nothing but funk & soul & hip hop for years, until I got back into the core in 2001. I missed out on some great stuff, but caught up big-style!
Good band, as are offshoots like 9 Shocks Terror & GSMF. Pisses all over the metal masquerading as HC round about that time.

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ellis wrote:
Sam K wrote:

I just think they're a bit generic compared to all the good stuff that was happening in the 90s.

Just out of interest, what would you personally consider more interesting around this period?

a large chunk of 90s chug, emo/screamo + PV bands.

You don't remember me...........do you.

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ellis wrote:

Also, while still good, neither Distort Cleveland or Texas Death Match top the first 7".

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ellis wrote:

We should also probably start discussing Cider, the Inmates (esp. the lp) and Darvocets about now...

and Puncture Wound, No Peace?, Upstab, hangnail, ruiners, Flyin tricheos... fuck I even want to talk about the meanstreak song on only the strong survive (feat. Paul from inamtes, cider etc.. on bass).  But I'll try to show some restraint and concentrate on the Inmates LP. 

Aaorn Melinick (who plays guitar in Inmates) made it onto my list of best ever hardcore guitar players, not because of his ability to shred or anything, but because of his melodic sensibility.  His riffs in integrity always reminded me of ride the lightening era Metallica - majestic and hard.  Anyway Asshole  Unanimous is so much better then any Integrity record.  With Melinick writing riffs that mine Discharge, Chaos UK and the rest of the Riot City catalogue, japcore and the more nihilisitc end of early ushc, with the end product sounding more vicious (and just more raging), then anything he ever did in Integ.  A few of the riffs on this record actually still sound like they could of been on Ride the Lightening, thus giving me what I loved about integ in the first place.

Like all the clevo bands this has raw, really punk sounding production and a nihilistic vibe, that is hateful not in a corpse paint way, but in a dirtbagy, gross and I don't take it myself to seriously way. I havn't even talked about  Paul's vocals yet, which are totally wild and  add another level of catchyness to a totally catchy record. Sometimes when I listen to this record, after I have got through the lounge version of cement shoes, I think this LP sounds like a mixture of Funhouse and Why?.  Can you think of a cooler idea for a record then that? I can't.

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Sam K wrote:

I just think they're a bit generic compared to all the good stuff that was happening in the 90s.

I  disagree with the idea of H100s being generic so much. Dismantle came out in 94, sounding like a mix between Gauze and Poison Idea.  Surely in the post firestorm world of USHC in the mid nineties this was a breath of fresh air.   It must of been so great when this record dropped when stuff like this was passing as hardcore punk, see 28 secs 1 min 26 in particular:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsJEVbJw … re=related

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in the miniroty here i suppose but i never quite got H-100s. Decent but nothing incredible to my ears. Bloke from FUCKED UP was in record collector a while ago going on about how their Dismantle EP was his fave record of all time!

Murder Suicide Pact from that time were pretty under rated as were Failure Face for that Raw punk attack.

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I'm with crimescene here, although I haven't heard them for years.
I remember not feeling Failure Face at the time, but quite enjoyed them last time I gave 'em a spin.

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GREAT band. Really late discovering this band, but Dismantle is the shit!

Feel the Darkness

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xcrimescenex wrote:

in the miniroty here i suppose but i never quite got H-100s. Decent but nothing incredible to my ears. Bloke from FUCKED UP was in record collector a while ago going on about how their Dismantle EP was his fave record of all time!

Murder Suicide Pact from that time were pretty under rated as were Failure Face for that Raw punk attack.

Knowing his age, that was probably his entry point, so isn't that fair enough? Fave means fave, for all sorts of reasons, not necessarily the 'best h/c record ever'. I know Damian pretty well and he's loyal to the stuff he heard as a kid. You seem to have read something more into it.........

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Paul from Cider/Inmates and a million others owns the best venue that I visited in the US, a place called "now thats class" in Cleveland. Forget that phoney nihilism, he is a warm and friendly bloke. Possible Cider UK tour next March.

Noise Punk

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mrwanky wrote:

Possible Cider UK tour next March.

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