Thursday, January 1, 2009


Cracks In The Sidewalk was an early New Alliance Records compilation released as a 12" EP in 1980. I guess the idea was to have the punker stuff on side A and the more artsy stuff on side B.

The tracklist:

1. Minutemen - 9:30 May 2
2. Black Flag - Clocked In
3. Saccharine Trust - Hearts & Barbarians
4. Kindled Imagination - Cowboy & Indian Scene
5. Artless Entanglements - How's The Blood Taste pt.2
6. Sharp Corners - Me Too


Anonymous said...

Hearts and Barbarians is reason enough to stay alive in this sick, sad world.

TMM said...

To the New Year. How long are you gonna be taking off for your tour?

I've never heard of any of the last 3 but N. Alliance hada lot of obscure stuff that was pretty good. I used to have a split tape with SecretHate and Phantom Opera that I used to really love and they put out some of Mission of Burma's Roger Miller's albums that were awesome if you ask me. they also released Sproton Layer which was pre Mission of Burma. I still have the tape and listen to it from time to time. It's awesome too.

Aesop said...

The tour will have me gone for the last 2 weeks of March. 10 shows with Dornenreich and Mely, including a fest with Satyricon, Cradle of Filth, and Septic Flesh. Don't know if it will disturb the blog though, I might have a plan to keep it up.

MANCY said...

Bought this on cassette when I was about twelve - Cowboy and Indian Scene rules. -Steve P.

Anonymous said...

happy new year wishes to you and your family,your bands and this wonderful blog.

ROOKSBY said...

Great record, & one I'd never heard before (only heard about). I've been trying to track the Chunks 12" down to no avail, another excellent New Alliance comp - any clues?