The Punk Vault

Hotlips Messiah – Disco Miscarriage LP

Hotlips Messiah is one of the best and most underrated Chicago punk bands of the last 15 years. They’ve been around a long time and have played a ton of shows in the Chicago area but somehow they aren’t the household punk rock name they...

Channel 3 – Put ‘Em Up LP

Channel 3 – Put ‘Em Up LP TKO Records Few things make me happier than great punk bands I grew up listening to still playing and making music. It is even better when the reason the is still at it is that they are still friends and...

Sorex – Portrait Of a Prisoner LP

Sorex – Portrait Of a Prisoner LP Radio Raheem Records By the mid 1980s, hardcore punk was spreading like wildfire and there was a punk scene in pretty much every major city in the United States, and many in the suburbs too. While the genre...

Love Canal – If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!!!

Love Canal – If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!!! LP Hostage Records If you look at the big picture of 1980’s punk rock on a nationwide scale, Love Canal was a relatively obscure band from the early to mid 1980’s. Based out of...

The Crowd – Surf Ghetto Riot LP

The Crowd – Surf Ghetto Riot LP Hostage Records The Crowd is a surf-punk band from way back in the early 1980’s hailing from Huntington Beach, CA. They were probably most known for being on Posh Boy Records, both on the Beach Blvd...

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Silver Screams – Defective Machines EP

Silver Screams – Defective Machines 12″ EP Self-released If early punk rock mated with dark wave music like Joy Division then the result would be Silver Screams. This band has a punk rock foundation found in...

Exterminators – Product of America LP

Exterminators – Product of America LP Slope Records Back in the early days of punk rock there was little scenes happening all over the world, especially in the United States. New York and California may have...

The 5th Day – Evilution EP

The 5th Day – Evilution 7″ EP Self-released Every punk scene had at least a couple of really good local bands that for one reason or another never managed to get a record out while they were still together...

Rikk Agnew Band – Learn LP

Rikk Agnew Band – Learn LP Frontier Records Rikk Agnew is a punk rock super hero. This guy helped invent a style of punk rock (that OC punk sound that bands like Social Distortion, Adolescents, D.I.,  three bands...

Shattered Faith – Volume III LP

Shattered Faith – Volume III LP Hostage Records It’s no secret that the Shattered Faith single is one of my favorite releases on the Posh Boy label. That and their songs on The Future Looks Bright were real...

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