Sunday, March 23, 2008
PHC-vigilante 7" (1989)
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.