I Dont Know You - Various - Demolition 1 - Killed By Hardcore 1980 - 1983
Label: Disco Trend 38 - none • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Unofficial Release, White Label • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Hardcore, Punk
The concept that started it all. Around an obsessed Swedish collector living in New York started what would cause dozens around the world to develop an addiction to own any obscure record featured under the Killed By Death name.
The first 4 volumes highlighted some of the best and now most expensive punk records ever. Eventually the name came to be used by just about anyone wanting to put a out compilation of their own favourite records, and the quality of Firefly - Airiel - Winks & Kisses records featured has decreased as the well of obscure punk records is slowly tapped.
I Dont Know You - Various - Demolition 1 - Killed By Hardcore 1980 - 1983 doubt there will continue to be additions to this series. Since the original 4 volumes became nearly impossible to find they were reissued by someone several years ago. Reissues come on coloured vinyl, this one white. The reissue also left off several tracks that were on the original LP the cover says 25 raw rare Still Life - Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life thrashers, but only 15 are on the reissue.
I can't remember what they were, I think something by the Wipers from their 1st 7" and something from the Beastie Boys "Pollywog Stew" EP no loss there at all.
In fact, if there were anything by the Beastie Boys on the I Dont Know You - Various - Demolition 1 - Killed By Hardcore 1980 - 1983 , points would have been deducted. Rating: 8. A truly great LP. One great song after another. The Child Molesters track seems somewhat out of place here though. Reissue on red vinyl, same tracks as the original.
Rating: 9. A decent follow-up to the amazing 2. Includes 2 tracks from the second Eat 7". Sorry, I just don't get it with that band. Reissue is on blue vinyl and has the same songs as Bol A Mrazení (2.
Dějství) - Josef Klíč - Vosková Podobizna Nepolapitelného original. Almost as good as Volume 2, this marks the end of the contribution from the originator of the series.
Mostly excellent tracks, the inclusion of both songs from the stupidly rare Rotters 7" is a bonus. Same for the 4 out 5 tracks from the Zero Boys EP. Reissue on green vinyl, same songs as the original issue. The first of 2 along with 6 volumes done in Australia.
Until a reissue in both of them were quite tough to find. A really good LP, with a little more of an international focus than previous volumes. The second Australian volume, reissued in The most international volume so far. Fewer classic tracks here though most are still above average. The Funeral Dress track is actually fromthough the label of the record is misleading. Rating: 7. Done as a joke, featuring records that were on the want list of the person who did 5 and 6.
They even went so far as to put his address on the back of the jacket. No crap tracks here. This one was getting tough to find until it was reissued in Generally a good LP with only a few losers like the Cardiac Kidz.
Nice to see some good French bands, especially Les Olivensteins, and the Remo Voor song is really cool as well. Excellent volume, bringing to light some previously unknown and now ridiculously expensive records. Move into the 20th century assholes. Two pressings, I don't know what the differences are.
It's a damn bootleg, who cares! Still more obscurities and even more ridiculously priced records than Volume 8. Tapeworm is way over-rated. All of the tracks are winners, with Tapeworm probably being my least favourite tracks on the LP.
Two pressings as for 8. Quite a good record, similar in quality to 8. A waste of vinyl. Purported to be rare Tennesse punk, this is nothing but some lame Boston band pretending to play real punk rock. There is a song dedicated to the mysterious founder of the KBD concept, and some sort of amusing notes on the back of the sleeve but that's about as interesting as this gets. Rating: 4.
The final volume of the "All American Punk" series. More real obscurities, not that many killer tracks but consistent throughout. A different concept, this LP focuses on California bands that never with a couple exceptions released any vinyl.
Others disappeared without a trace. Overall the quality is average, with a couple standouts Snot Puppies and Der Stab. Interesting more as an historical document than for classic punk rock. A recent mid volume. I wonder how many want lists "Stoned" will now start appearing on? Opus is perhaps one of the most pathetic of the recent highly priced US punk records. On second thought, it's just pathetic, whatever the price. On some KBD volumes the impotent geeks focused their interest only on top rarities, not on the fucking music!!!
While this isn't the ultimate U. Most of these records will already be known to collectors, so no points for new obscurities. A good solid LP with few tracks available on other compilations.
Along with 11 the only volume I've listened only once. Average live and demo material from a couple California bands. Interesting liner notes, but I wouldn't be running out to buy this one. Rating: 5. A volume which features tracks from a lot of records which have already been compiled on previous volumes. Nice idea, since you now get to hear other songs from now overpriced records. Often the tracks here aren't as good as the I Dont Know You - Various - Demolition 1 - Killed By Hardcore 1980 - 1983 featured previously, but most are worthwhile with The Mad, Maids, and Stimulators being the winners.
With the exception of the Defex and Shell Shock, the others might have been better left in obscurity. Negative points for including cockrock crap like Aunt Helen. Several of the records included here would quite likely give collectors their greatest sexual experience were they to actually get their hands on them. There is also a track from the Noise 7", one of the top 10 over-rated punk records of all time. As is usual with obscure American punk records many of these are good, worth Things I Would Do - Cyndi Thomson - My World to a few times a year, but would you be stupid enough to pay hundreds of dollars for them?
A pretty good LP of previously uncompiled material. Nothing too crappy here. I guess all those Cads EPs people couldn't trade or sell before will suddenly be hot items. The idea of taking good tracks from compilation LPs full of otherwise uninteresting material is a good one. That should be good for a few more KBD volumes.
One of several volumes to recently come out of Europe. Everything else is fairly average. Consistently worthwhile punk compilation. No real killer standouts but nothing that's very bad either. At this stage of the compilation game mid it would be near impossible to put out an LP of mostly unknown killer material.
There's still some number of LPs worth of material that could and likely will be released and this LP will compare well to most anything else to follow. Some all? A rather mediocre sampling of Canadian punk. Much of what is on here is already well known.
Even with the 2 Smash The State volumes covering a lot of the lesser known bands, a better effort than this could have been put forth. Rating: 6. Yet another barely average bunch of tracks with some crap like Nirvana. If you're going to do one of these compilations you might as well do as shitty a job as you can on the packaging. You'll make that much more money on it. No need to bother with a real jacket when a crappy folder over photocopied sheet of paper will do.
This volume does a nice job of featuring bands from places that haven't been covered before - Iceland, Greece, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina.
Overall quality is pretty good with not a lot of killers, but not really any crap either.
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