Thursday, August 11, 2011

SUCKERPUNCH - "Hit You Where You Live" Tape - 2000

    It's still dangerous to be a punk in Alabama. If you walk down the street with a mohawk, ripped jeans, a sleeveless t-shirt and a septum piercing in California, someone might ask you where you shop at. If you do that in Wall-Triana, Alabama, you might get hit in the head with a 2x4. If you live in California, Copenhagen, Portland, NYC, Finland, or some other noteworthy place, it's not unheard of for people to track down your band's crappy demo tape and hype the shit out of it all over the world. If you live in Alabama, it's likely that only a handful of people will ever care about your demo and they will also live within a hundred miles of you. Such is the case with Hunstville's SUCKERPUNCH. In their short existence, they only put out this quick demo to give out to people that came to their shows. Sure, the recording is sub-par and muffled, but some of these songs should be southern hardcore classics. The enthusiasm and anger in "Why Don't You" should make this song a mixtape staple. "Hit You Where You Live" is full of post-punkish guitar hooks and gets stuck in my head a lot. I saw these guys play a few times in warehouses and storefronts in Alabama and Tennessee. They never disappointed anyone attending, as far as I could tell.
  ...features former and current members of PROPERTY, PINE HILL HAINTS, and RICE HARVESTER
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