1.19.2009

976 - Tapes #1 & #2 comp. CD






Here's a CD that was released by Pig in a Blanket's 'Honest Abe Records' label. 976 was a killer hardcore band from the Mountain View Dankdaddies set made up of: Piggy (drums+vocals), Big Boy (bass, vocals), Scott (guitar+vocals), and Marshall (vocals). This CD compiles their first two releases. These tapes weren't "demos", they were full length albums released on cassette by the band. Tracks 1-11 are from their 1990 tape titled: '$2 per minute. $1 additional minute. Callers must be 18 years or older.' Tracks 12-22 are from their 1991 tape, the legendary (at least amongst us West Bay loko's) 'Will Fuck for Food' tape. Unfortunately, these tapes have had minimal reach outside the West Bay crews. Those of you that follow the Doomryderz closely will obviously know the name 976 most likely from their split 7" with Plutocracy, but also because we put 976 on our tour shirts in remembrance of the importance they had in bringing together two sets of like-minded suburban hooligans from Redwood City and Mountain View. The members of 976 would later play in No Le$$, E.T.O., the short lived Sirota project and the more recent hardcore band; Life Without. There are many influences at play on these tapes; from Dr. Know and Fang to early Neurosis and Final Conflict. This is some of the best hardcore punk that came out of the Bay Area in the early 90's. You just never knew about it because you were too busy being a 'peace punk' with all your Crass and Operation Ivy patches and crooning about how Green Day are the best band ever. But if it wasn't for hippies like you, bands like 976 wouldn't have been who they were: real fucking gnarly destructive thugs that cared more about laying waste and getting wasted than about appeasing the scene and looking like all the cookie cutter punk clones that began infesting the Bay Area from far off places like Iowa. At least we kept the West Bay free of poser garbage like that. ~ Lord Balsakk

976 CD
(Re-upped by request 6/27/14)

14 comments:

Eons One said...

man, you beat me to this. i was compiling a bunch of stuff to start a west bay archive blog. let m eknow if you want any contribs. you know i got almost everything.

- eons

Anonymous said...

the link to download is broken........

greezus chrust said...

it says no files found when i click the link... sounds rad though!

Skull Of A Moose said...

awesome blog totally bringing me back to my highschool years bigtime

DOOMRYDER FAMILY said...

Eons! Stoked to hear that you're down to team up on this. Please fire away with any and all input and ideas and criticisms you have. I've already been talking to Ripple and throwing around ideas, and we were hoping to get stuff from everybody to try and make this as extensive as possible, it's not just a one man project at all. I'm Stoked you checked it out, approved and want to get involved!

martin hugo said...

NO FILE TO DOWNLOAD?!
im tryna bump this like its the album, though!

weedsteeler

DOOMRYDER FAMILY said...

The link works now. Fuck Mediafire.

greezus chrust said...

thanks!!! this fuckin' rules!!!

martin hugo said...

amaze!
thanks!



.weed steeler.

Curlee Daddee said...

I have been looking for this for YEARS, and never found it. Until now. Thanks rogue!!!

Stephaine said...

"we put 976 on our tour shirts in remembrance of the importance they had in bringing together two sets of like-minded"

Does anyone know where to find a shirt? Or, can anyone describe the shirt?

Anonymous said...

I have and listen to Will f%%^k for food regularly. Also have E.T.O shirt. Want to see described shirt above. Also looking for PT 1 for 976. Bbnmkline@facebook.com

Anonymous said...

please re-upload this

OLDSCHOOLMIKE said...

Bless you my son ! :)
Much Appreciated !!!!!!!!!!!