Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Repos - 2003-2008 Discography



It's rare that i'll post newer music on this blog, especially newer hardcore. I haven't really kept up on the current scene, and aside from a handful of great bands like Sex Vid, Warkrime, Ciril, Walls and a few others, i honestly have no interest in current hardcore. The Repos are my biggest exception though. I loved this stuff from the first second i heard it. The Repos were a Chicago band from 2003-08, and played a vicious style of hardcore clearly inspired by the likes of Septic Death, Infest, early Jerry's Kids, Poison Idea, and of course Youth of Today (The Repos last album was a cover of the entire Youth of Today album "We're Not In This Alone" from 1988). This is great no-bullshit hardcore with not many songs clocking in over 30 seconds. As Infest would say, they put the "hard back in the core". This is their complete vinyl discography (all out of print now), including their 2003 demo and a recording of their final show, recorded March 29, 2008. Thanks to the Crooked Edge blog for that one. This collection is 76 tracks, great sound. Enjoy.

Repos Collection

14 comments:

  1. thanks for your Top 5 Hardcore albums. i personally did not include compilations and best of/greatest hits because damn, that's gonna be a reallllly long list. anyways, thanks for your time and "This Is Boston Not LA" is a kickass comp and i used to play that 24-7. Good day!

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  2. dude, thanks so much for this, i have all of the records, but my demo tape sounds screwy and being able to hear a good copy makes my freaking year!

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  3. Check out the two Death Squad 7"s. Same label (youth attack), pure hardcore and intense as hell. If you like the Repos you'll LOVE Death Squad!!!

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  4. Oh yes, thanks so much. Look forward to downloading this. Great blog; linked.

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  5. Hey, this link is pointing to a Greyhouse album. No offense to Greyhouse, of course, but I'd really rather be listening to The Repos.

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  6. Excellent the whole discography in here that's what I wanted because some of their albums were missing in my collection, thanks so much for sharing it, I'm gonna share the information with my friends.m10

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  7. ive got all the vinyl, but i never had the deemo. and hearing the final live show now is priceless. Thank You.

    PS- this band is now back together under the name of The Ropes. they have at least 2 cassettes out now that just DESTROY, and they played Cleveland a couple days ago and lost not even a step. seriously, one of the very few HC bands of the last 10 years that matter.

    i cant rave about this band enough!!!

    ~wedge

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  8. What year did their S/T 12" come out?

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  9. s/t was released in 2004

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  10. yepp, reupppppp !!

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  11. I think their back together now and just released a split with Spine

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