Monday, June 04, 2007

ABOLITION - jesus was a fuckin' dick (7") Equality Records #02 circa 1991



This band was called Violent Arrest - which is an old The Freeze track and should not be mistaken for the new U.K. hardcore band - before and they had a demo tape and another version of this demo as split with Step Into Nowhere (all things which are requests by readers; be patient and contribute!). Abolition were fronted by the man behind the famous Amok/Confrontation fanzine and Corey who was mainly running Equality Records back then (I really regret selling the old three-sided Downcast shirt she wore too). This was their first output besides the "Turner Raus" compilation, at least I think so.
Quite in the vein of the early Power Violence bands like Infest and No Comment and some Reagan Era or even NYHC bands, this 7" won't stand the test of time but has my sympathy, especially for the 26 paged booklet with explanations concerning the lyrics which were written in a less affective and heated way than most of the political hardcore pamphlets at that time (something I loved about the Confrontation fanzine too).
Incredible comic cover artwork (or horrible... depends on your standpoint).
They were called Stack later - in case you didn't know.

ABOLITION - jesus was a fuckin' dick (7") Equality Records #02 circa 1991

side a:
1. in my own right
2. sadistic soldiers
3. reasons

side b:
1. I'm pissed
2. action/reaction
3. death + death
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]


Links
7" @ Panx.net
Abolition @ Punk-O-Graphie

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I DID A SHOW FOR THEM IN MADRID IN 93 OR SO... NICE BAND, NICE GUYS. I THINK THIS IS THEIR BEST RELEASE

Anonymous said...

Same thing...in Poitiers w/no more & sea sheppherd from Orleans. One of the best hc show i've seen. Abolition was better live...an ultrapower machine !!!
A good lp after in the vein of rorschach.
Nice post. thanx

Anonymous said...

I had this album once on tape, terrible quality and not seen since many years.
Is this still available somewhere ? (the link doesn't seem to work)

Ant--Hero said...

Please re-post this as the link is dead long.