Tuesday, May 26, 2009

GO! - Rarities 1989-1991



Here's a great collection of GO! recordings not found on their discography CD entitled Existence. Here we have the original version of their first ep And the Time is Now, originally released on Noo Yawk Rehkids in 1989. This record does appear on the Existence CD, although for some reason they decided to re-record the guitar parts for that discography to go for a more metalic sound. As you'll hear in this collection, the original versions are far superior, and i can't imagine why they would choose to tamper with those recordings. Also included is their split 7" with Bad Trip, Pay to GO! on Skene Records, their live 7" Only Sheep Need a Leader, their 2 second track from the legendary Slap A Ham comp Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!, and the entire 12 track demo recorded in 1989, shortly after Mike Bullshit left SFA and was replaced by Brendan. The Existence CD, which is currently being repressed, contains the band's 4 studio eps, and 4 tracks from the demo. It's well worth your money, as the Your Power Means Nothing 7" is an absolute classic. GO! also released a great live flexi in 1990 called Root Canal, which i didn't include because it appears in it's entirety as bonus tracks on the band's 2006 CD ep Reactive. Also worth your money. I'd say between Existence, Reactive and this odds 'n' ends collection, you'll pretty much have all the GO! you'll need as far as the early stuff goes. The band put out a couple more 7"s after Reactive, and are still kicking. Although at the moment i think they're looking for members. You can check out the band's website here and Myspace page here. Thanks as usual to Andy (Mortville) for his great vinyl rips and for boosting the sound on the demo. Enjoy.

GO! Rarities 1989-1991

As far as the music goes, in case you haven't heard GO!. They were from NYC, and played great hardcore. Far removed from the NYHC sound of the early '90s, they played fast and aggressive punk songs, with anti-homophobic, anti-sexist and anti-violence dominating the lyrics, although still having a great sense of humor. And Mike is one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to.
And The Time Is Now... 7"EP
Recorded Nov. 1989 at CMA, mixed by Don Fury
Vocals: Mike Bullshit
Guitars: Aaron
Bass: John
Drums: Ronn

The Word Is Go! Demo
Recorded April 1989, engineered by Jaques Kralian at the Music Box
Vocals: Mike Bullshit
Guitars: Aaron
Drums: Ronn

All music by Go! 1989-1991 except:
"You Say You'll" by Javier Villegas,
"Electricity" by OMD, and
"Milk" by Billy Arbizu/SFA 85/86

All lyrics by Mike Bullshit except "The A-Train" by John

13 comments:

  1. One Of My Fave-Bands !!
    A big thanx for you cause I`ve been looking for the demo since ages :D

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  2. Thanks a million! I had no idea these recordings existed. I think GO! is the best kept secret in hardcore, without a doubt. I love this band. Their newest 7" is pretty good, I think it's better than 'Reactive'.

    -EBOB

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  3. Another great job of documenting a criminally underrated band.

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  4. great band. thanks for posting this. i snagged the existence cd a year or so ago (finally) and was able to get a go! shirt from mike around the same time. definitely still good stuff. thanks for posting this and just about everything else.

    rockon

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  5. thanks again for the post, you can find rips of the discography and the two new 7"s over at my blog.

    cheers.

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  6. The cover I made was better. Good to see you posting this stuff. Thanks for selling me your records. :P

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  7. Andy, your cover was way better. Too bad i couldn't post it along with the whole collection you made.

    No problem about the records. This post is proof i sold them to the right person.

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  8. It also stand for "Get Out". As in, of this thread.

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  9. I believe he did Got Out. anyway, awesome you got stuff that is not in the discography disc, I am more than impressed on the amount of stuff that you are able to gather of bands that are simply unknown to the majority of people.

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  10. Boy, I can't tell you how heartening it is to be listed among "bands that are simply unknown to the majority of people."

    :^)

    And who wrote that "Gays Only" shit? Can you take that post down?

    Mike BS

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