Saturday, September 29, 2012

SUCKERPUNCH - Unreleased LP - 2001

   Back when I posted SUCKERPUNCH's demo tape, I was under the impression that they never recorded anything else. I've always loved that tape and wished they had more music out in the world that I could listen to. Fast-forward life to spring of 2012: RAG RAGE from Chattanooga came out to the Bay Area and their bass player, Chad gave me this CD-R of a full, unreleased SUCKERPUNCH album. Apparently, SP's drummer, Ben had passed it along to Chad to give to someone else, but Chad thoughtfully made a copy for me as well.
   On this recording, the band continually sounds like they are in a tug of war between post-punk and hardcore as filtered through southern living. Hardcore usually seems to win the competition, which is fine by me. There are flashes of 7 SECONDS, REAGAN YOUTH and TEEN IDLES here and there, but for the most part, SUCKERPUNCH's sound is their own. I think this whole album is great, but around the 12th song, it becomes unstoppable. Sixteen songs in all. No song titles listed. Fuckin' do it!



3 comments:

fluke fanzine said...

if this is the same suckerpunch i'm familiar with, they were on a split flexi with born against, that came with kent mcclard's no answers fanzine, early '90s. i used to have it but have lost it long ago.

Harvester said...

Oh hell no. Just a band from Alabama that never really went anywhere outside of the tri-state area. Pick any tri-states.

Kristopher Bras said...

Can you re-post? Bad link.