Saturday, September 5, 2009

ABC DIABOLO s/t 7"(1992)

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Still packing up for a move, and going through records, CD's, tapes, flyers and photo's. Brings back a lot of good memories.
I first heard Abc Diabolo on a road trip with my buddy Mark Telfian. All Mark talked about 24-7 back then was hardcore. Mark was so into hardcore punk for well over 15 years... It really consumed him. He had an old shitty white astro van that he would drive Devoid Of Faith around to our shows in the early 90's(before we had our own vehicle). He also drove us to our first ever recording studio(Bill T miller in Boston). Because his van was so shitty, and didn't have a stereo, Mark had a boom box in between the driver and passenger seats. The only things he would play on this cassette player were Infest, Dropdead, Fear Of God, Scapegrace, Man Is The Bastard, Abc Diabolo, and Life's Blood. Everything on this boom box sounded like crap, Mark seemed to like it that way. It was annoying because he wouldn't let anyone else touch his "sound system". It got really bad when the batteries started dying, and he would continue to listen like nothing was wrong. "What are you talking about buddy, it sounds sooooo brutal". This shit got so bad that I think I tossed a tape out the window while we were driving once. Mark went on to own at least 3-4 more shit vans and would drive friends like Devon and myself to gigs, seemed like every van had the same story.
A decade later Mark myself a friend Eric and Dan Barker went on to start a band called Death Squad. Little did Barker and Eric know but Mark and I were simply ripping riffs off from Abc Diabolo, recycling them and trying hard to sound like Abc(mixed with some Megadeath of course).
Abc Diabolo were from Germany and put out this 7" on the legendary Off The Disk Record Label. They later went on to record a brutal and classic LP that I still listen to regularly to today. Metal heads and punks alike should dig this shit. The vocals are so over the top, you can tell they were recorded, and pushed into the red. The guitar riffs are classic and just really catchy. This is another record that I own more than one copy of.
If you don't like these guys, you suck at listening to hardcore.

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18 comments:

  1. this band was one of those that opened my eyes to international & foreign HC

    thanx for the reminder.

    kyle

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  2. I remember these guys staying at my flat after they played a gig here in Glasgow. My flat-mate used to play their two Lp's constantly till we were all sick to death of them. They were a bit too on the metal side for me, to be honest. My abiding memory of them is the fact that their singer spent an enternity in our bathroom washing his hair.

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  3. Very nice. I just rediscovered my Last Intoxication of Senses record a few weeks ago but havent heard this yet. Great band though and really awesome guys.

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  4. thanks Nate! This record is totally different then the LPs for sure.
    Off the Disk Records was an awesome record label.

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  5. Yeah one of the best labels ever for sure. I celebrate the entire catalog.
    What people don't know, or tend to forget is that back then(late 80's early 90's) there were very few labels putting out brutal and fierce hardcore that to some seemed over the top. Slap A Ham, and Off The Disk are the two that I think were really important, and influential to many of us.

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  6. Still remember when I first heard them. Love everything they put out, even now... though that first listen was especially poignant since I had no idea what I was in for.

    Great stuff!

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  7. this ep plus the intoxication LP are some of my favorite 90's hardcore. Listening to this earlier today got me thinking about Acme, and Systral.

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  8. This is the best German band ever (yes, better than ACCEPT, UDO, and the SCORPIONS). RORSCHACH begged and pleaded to play with them on our Euro tour, but we got to play with NOFX instead....where's the justice!!

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  9. Not sure about this being better than ACCEPT, but yeah, it's a good record. I first was against releasing it on our label OTD, but Thomas kinda talked me into saying yes. In retrospect, it was a good choice, I guess. - The episode of the guy with the fucked up boom box was hilarious and reminded me of a handful of people I had met in the 80s who were exactly like that: Just blasting out noise, no mater how it sounded, as long as it was loud and noisy. Guess that was a good portion of the inspiration that led us form our own noise band.

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  10. Erich, thats crazy that you had to be sort of talked into putting this out.
    I also sorta forgot that OTD was a two man operation. Are you still friendly with Thomas? What ever became of him?

    Nate

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  11. We recently buried the hatchet, Nate, haha. We used to be so tight when we were young kids, but as you get older and fate hits the one maliciously and the other not so, you start drifting apart sometimes. Although I recently saw Thomas and had a short chat with him, I can't really say what he is up to. He might be finally releasing the OTD 7"EP comp of which only a handful of testpressings were made (I had it on my blog long time ago). It features unreleased material by OTD bands.

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  12. what bands were on this comp? is it all unreleased stuff? thanks-
    Stuart

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  13. The ole boombox in the car trick. My buddy had one too. Every once in a while he'd try to rewind a tape and hit record by accident as he was driving. Then we'd play back us talking stupid shit about stores on the side of the road or whatever. An he'd be pissed because he taped over his tunes.

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  14. can you please post the LP?
    thank you for all these tunz.

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  15. Awesome stuff, you are right Metal Heads and Punks can dig into this. The type of sound I like from bands back then raw, pure, obscure, and simply kick ass. The cover is kind of cool with that woman holding the Nazi flag.

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  16. ABC Diabolo fan page on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/ABC.Diabolo

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