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Personal Damage: Demo 7" flexi

Personal Damage: Demo 7" flexi


Tags: · 20s · california · hardcore · hcpmf · los angeles · recommended · USHC
Regular price
$9.50
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$9.50

PERSONAL DAMAGE S/T FLEXI ON TEST SUBJECT RECORDS. TS-01 LIMITED TO 300, SINGLE SIDED, SILVER FOIL STAMPED, 12 PAGE COVER/INSERTS ALL RISO PRINTED, FOLDED, STAPLED, AND CUT AT HOME.

Our take: From afar, LA’s Personal Damage seemed to make a big splash when they released their demo tape a few months ago. After that small run of cassettes sold out super quickly, these 5 songs of lean and mean hardcore punk have been re-released on a single-sided 7” flexi. Personal Damage appears to be the brainchild of just two people from the LA/Santa Ana area who also play in groups like Hate Preachers and Abuso De Poder. If you’re a fan of early 80s California hardcore, then you’ll feel right at home listening to this flexi. Like their contemporaries White Stains or Chain Whip, Personal Damage takes a few pages out of the book of the distinctly old school, snotty, punky side of LA hardcore. The first Wasted Youth LP or the Circle One Demo are suitable points of comparison. The 50-second opening ripper, “Shit’s Fucked,” is also a dead ringer for The Fix “Vengeance,” but with that unmistakable LA punk guitar rhythmic approach. The vocal performance oozes with charisma and personality, but is also seething with OC-style frustration and dark humor, all presented with a Cadena-esque lackadaisical aloofness. The flexi is also housed in beautiful DIY packaging. The cover art is screen printed in black and silver and contains a 12-page, risograph-printed lyric booklet stapled inside. Much like the cassette, this run of flexis is super limited, so snatch this ripper while you can.