Thursday, September 23, 2010

Catatonics

The Catatonics were probably the best thing about Flipside's Vinyl Fanzine 2, and yet this 1984 EP remains relatively unknown. These speed-obsessed punks called Syracuse home but don't let that fill your head with images of privileged, thick-necked, sweatshirt-clad mosh monkey assholes, The Catatonics were the real deal, hardcore when that meant something.

12 comments:

JoeP said...

yes yes yes yes yes YES YES YES YES YES

Anthony said...

Egg Salad on my beard! thnx!!!

wormcore said...

You mean hardcore is not about jocko homo nazi punks in college hoodies and straight edger poseurs who need to smoke one and shotgun two beers smashing some punker scum in the pit?

catatonic_disassembly said...

I was only 6 and just finding metallica in 1984 but their name sounds cool :)

Anonymous said...

nice marmot.

Vill said...

Homoerotic jocks, marxist faggot punks, etc. It don't matter anymore, you're all doomed!

Jukeman said...

Damn, the list is long ( even if it includes some very strange portions of pop) of who was inspired by Miller and the boys. I have to say that my taste lately has been gravitating towards real hard shit, and this record is such a good one for it. What ever happened to that spirit in music? I dunno. I think it's still there, just a little disguised in monetary means.

Anonymous said...

believe it or not, there was a punk scene in Syracuse long before Earth Crisis ... I saw the Catatonics farewell show

Grk! said...

Thanks! I like the possum on the cover.

laurent said...

EAT MORE POSSUM

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee201/troyez/possum.jpg

Anonymous said...

it looks like it says catatonic 5 all jammed together...

Bruce Adams said...

How come Syracuse doesn't get called a Bullshit Town? I too, saw this pre-EC CNY HC band in the day.