Monday, June 30, 2008


Toothpaste released a 12'' E.P. in 1983 on Schwa Records. Can't take credit for this one though. You can find the tracks and more info on the band at the Chicago Punk Database.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Strike Under

I know I've been gone a long time, but what can I say? I was really lazy for a good month, then I got busy with other shit for awhile, and then I went on vacation. (Vegas!) And now I'm back! Strike Under is still one of my favorite bands from Chicago. Even though they released only one E.P. and two tracks off the Busted At Oz comp., they still managed to leave their mark on the local scene. The Immediate Action E.P. was released in 1981 and was the very first release for Wax Trax records. All five songs are great. My favorites are the first two, Sunday Night Disorientation & Context. This record is up there with Raygun's Throb Throb, Effigies Haunted Town E.P., & Bhopal Stiffs E.P.A. E.P. Bassist Pierre Kezdy would go on to join Naked Raygun & Pegboy. Guitarist Chris Bjorklund would form Bloodsport with Joe Haggerty. Singer & Guitarist Steve Bjorklund would later form Breaking Circus.

Immediate Action E.P.

Sunday Night Disorientation
Closing In
Elephant's Graveyard
Immediate Action
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