Friday, November 28, 2008

V/A Big City's One Big Crowd LP


7th release on NY's Big City Records run by Javi of Savage Circle. This album contains 20 bands from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The 1st side are all bands from NY, side 2 has bands from NJ and CT.
The Unjust also did an album on Big City called 'Hammerhead' but never heard it. They also appear on the 'Big City - Don't Want No Pity' comp. 7" and 'Bollocks To The Gonads...' comp. LP on Pax from the UK.
Armed Citizens also had a 7" on Big City.
Ultra Violence did a demo of which the 2 tracks are taken. In the booklet it states that an album was recorded but this one was never issued.
Sheer Terror's first songs can be heard here.
Psychos' song is the only output I know of although they did a 6 track demo. This band had Billy Milano on bass.
Shok had ex-members of Fathead Suburbia, a band that appears on the 'Big City - Ain't Too Pretty' 7".
Krieg Kopf were a political band that issued a demotape that can be found on Good Bad Music.
Bloodlust is the follow-up of Butch Lust And The Hypocrites, a band that appears on the 'The Big Apple - Rotten To The Core' comp. album I posted awhile ago.
Javi And The Bastards were a one off. Label owner Javi did vocals while the instruments were played by The Unjust. song based on the one of the Dead Boys.
Pleased Youth did an album on Buy Our Records and also appear on the 'New Jerseys' Got It?' comp. album.
Same for Sacred Denial. Song taken from their 1st demo.
Bodies In Panic were another Buy Our Records band.
We see Stetz here again. See the 'New Jerseys' Got It?' comp. album.
Same for Bedlam and Adrenalin O.D. ( they do a song of The Damned) who need no introduction.
All the other bands are from Connecticut and were already introduced on my post of the 'Connecticut Fun' comp. LP.
Song of 76% Uncertain taken from the 'Estimated Monkey Time' LP.
'Wonder Bread' of Vatican Commandos is a different recording as the one on their 1st 7".
Seizure appears here as The Almighty Seizure.


1. The Unjust - Cannibals
2. Armed Citizens - The Lost Cause
3. Armed Citizens - Forfeit
4. Ultra Violence - I Threw It Away
5. Sheer Terror - Fashion Fighter
6. Sheer Terror - Rome Song
7. Psychos - Before
8. Shok - No Hope
9. Krieg Kopf - Warhead
10. Bloodlust - Coney Island Massacre
11. Javi And The Bastards - Big City
12. Pleased Youth - Nightmare Reality
13. Pleased Youth - You're Different
14. Sacred Denial -Sacred Denial
15. Bodies In Panic - Time
16. Stetz - Top Secret
17. Bedlam - Lost in Space
18. Bedlam - Knife In My Back
19. Adrenalin O.D. - Love Song
20.76% Uncertain - Another
21. Vatican Commandos - Wonder Bread
22. Chronic Disorder - Waiting
23. Seizure - Socialcide
24. Violent Children -Violent Children

Big City

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Always loved this label, they were part of the forgotten NYC scene. There were some fucking great bands up there that never get any credit like Armed Citizens, No Thanks, Ultra Violence, the Abused, etc... I think most of them were centered around the A7 club. Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

Just leaving anonymous comments here because I can't sign in to my AOL account here at work, it's Borneojimy on this comment and the last one.

justin said...

Too cool, can't wait to get home and listen to this one. I have the same problem being stuck at work and unable to listen to the music. I have the 7" but it'll be nice to hear these Armed Citizens tracks. You are more informed than I am about this scene. Another comp with Seizure on it is the Message From America Hardcore Has Come Of Age comp, you wouldn't know which label that's on would you? I have that here, http://mustard-relics.com/2008/01/20/va-message-from-america-hardcore-has-come-of-age/ Thanx

justin said...

Thanx for the heads up on that Curious Guy.

wl said...

Thanks! Possibly the best New York comp of all time! From what I can remember Seizure decided to change their name to the Almighty Seizure because they found out there was another band called Seizure.

def jef said...

thanks for this. FUCKING AWESOME!!!

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great upload, thanks. still got that great compilation on vinyl for sale... rsb

Mr_Crass said...

Could you please re-up?

Curious Guy said...

File got lost. Need to get it from a friend. Please be patient. Thx.

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!

Mr_Crass said...

It was well worth the wait. Thanks for the re-post.

Joost D. said...

Down again :(

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!