Thursday, October 22, 2009


I have to say, at the end of the day, Ignition are my favorite harDCore band. Ignition's lyrics and music were both very moving and interesting to an era of DC music filled with absolute garbage. While I'd heard Ignition on an early mix tape I received from an older friend sometime in 1995 I didn't buy their CD discography until later on sometime at the end of 1997, but I found Ignition musically, aesthetically, and lyrically very interesting.

This show comes from their European tour in 1987. I have no idea what the venue is, but I am curious to find out. The recording is very noisy and dirty, which blended with their more melodic musical style makes for an interesting audience recording.

Track list:
1. Consequence
2. Anxiety Asking
3. Cancellation
4. So Moving
5. Proven Hollow
6. Rebuilding
7. Buy and Sell
8. Previous
9. Temporary
10. Sinker
11. Anger Means
12. Throttle
13. Non Verbum
14. I Got a Right


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I came in contact with William several years ago when I discovered that he was a fellow tape trader. He posted his tape trading comprised of live shows and demo recordings on the Revelation Records message board. We quickly began a correspondence and proceeded to send each other recordings that we were both eager to hear. When I was thinking of qualified people that could contribute to this blog, I immediately thought of William. His knowledge concerning unreleased, live, and demo hardcore recordings is extensive.

William is responsible for an incredible site dedicated to archiving hardcore show flyers. This collection is impressive and is a must see for anyone interested in the artwork and history of hardcore. This site can be viewed here:

He will be contributing some of his favorite demo and live material to More Than a Witness. Please stay tuned for some of William’s favorite hard to find material.