Monday, July 27, 2009
The NY Hoods - 1986-1988 Discography
Yet more great '80s hardcore from Astoria, Queens. This is a collection of both the band's demos and radio sessions. Enjoy:
The NY Hoods Collection
All the files here were found online, and i cleaned them up as best as possible. I was able to remove the tape hiss from the "Neutral" demo without interfering with the sound. I fixed the problems with the "Built As One" demo, the major one being that the tracks were poorly separated. I also separated the WFMU set, which was all one mp3, and boosted the sound. The WNYU set i posted as is. It's missing the song Anger Builds unfortunately, as that track had major problems, but this collection is already an exercise in redundancy, so i don't think it's an issue. Some of the tracks are a bit rough sounding, especially the "Built As One" demo, but i'd say these are the best rips you'll find anywhere.
The "Neutral" demo was recorded in 1986, and had the skull image on the cover which i've used here. Engineered by Mick Neal and John Steigerwald.
Bobby - vocals
Matty - guitar
Nicky X - bass
Kevin - drums
Gavin Van Vlack also played for Side By Side, Absolution and Burn.
The "Built As One" demo was recorded in 1988, and was released with at least 2 different covers.
Bobby - vocals
Rich - guitar
Jay - bass
Jason - drums
Seems the only constant member was the vocalist. Also, i'm pretty sure one of the NY Hoods members was in Breakdown at one point. If anyone has any further info, please leave a comment.