Bad Energy / Bad Side: Split 7"
Split 7" compiling the demos of these two newer Philly hardcore bands. As for Bad Side, I'm pretty sure I carried the original cassette that these recordings come from in the distro, and it's still a solid slice of no-frills, early 80s-sounding hardcore. Definitely the kind of thing that you could find buried on an old BCT tape or We Got Power comp and get super stoked on. Bad Energy have a very similar sound... straightforward, pretty catchy hardcore in, broadly speaking, the tradition of bands like Career Suicide. Both bands have pretty darn perfect 4-track production that gives their recordings a grit and power they might lack with cleaner production. Recommended for lovers of pure USHC.