Sunday, March 23, 2008

PHC-vigilante 7" (1989)

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1.vigilante
2.gravel truck
3.dead pig tell no tale

The Pissed Happy Children were from Southern California, and were born from another hardcore band called Pillsbury Hardcore. Members from PHC later went on to form the Powerviolence legends, Man Is The Bastard. All these bands shared Eric Wood, and Joel Connell as common members. This ep features a very burley sound, that is most def the beginning of that bass heavy beef that later brought so much attention to MITB. This stuff wasn't really fast, It was just heavy with a jazz like drum technique that kept you in a beautiful trance. I think Metal heads could find some pleasure in the sounds of PHC too.
I recall hearing these guys through my friend Kurt Dittmer, who was a buddy who lived in the suburbs of San Ramon California. My friend was tight with the Unit Pride, Rabid Lassie kids, and would bring new shit home to listen to from his interactions with these posi youth dudes all the time. We'd get lit, then listen to stuff like Infest, and PHC, etc. This stuff brings back those thoughts, and my friendship with Kurt. It was a great time to be involved in the California hc scene.
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8 comments:

  1. thank you for your blog, It is great! I love the rare , obscure 7"s. I had the split that PHC did with Infest, but never heard this. mega thanks

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  2. I went to a record swap a few years ago and met the guy that ran New Beginning records, the label that put this out. He was selling new un-played copies of this as well as virgin copies of Negazione's "nightmare" e.p. (sticker included) and Half Off's "the truth" l.p. I bought them all for no more than what he sold them for in '87. The guy was cool. He seemed very surprised that anyone was interested in these records which were taking up space in his closet. He was so thankful that Ibought 3 records that he gave me a Haywire lp for free. It was very nice of him but that record kinda sucked. You've got a great blog. I check it all the time. Thanks!

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  3. I liked Pillsbury, I liked PHC and I liked MITB. Thanx for posting this.

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  4. Hearing the name Pillsbury Hardcore makes me think of an old video compilation a buddy of mine had that included them doing their infamous "Hey Bob What's Up?" song. I think you can find that one on You Tube nowadays.

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  5. Cheers mate. The blog is terrific. You sure have lived an interesting life haha.

    cheers from jim at saltyboardies.blospot.

    peace.

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  7. Yeah you are right I like this, has a very early days feeling to it and sounds pretty much like the bands that where out there in the time Heavy Metal was getting to the streets in the early 90's

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