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LCMR-020 THE HARDONS EP

Forming in late 1978, the band hit the ground running by playing covers of songs they liked by their favourite groups such as Wire, Slaughter & the Dogs, the Tickets and Skrewdriver - sometimes repeating the same song twice or thrice during their short sets. These teenagers eventually starting writing their own material which carried a highly violent and aggressive streak that was real and to some audiences, downright scary. After playing a dozen gigs in places ranging from pubs, clubs, halls and high school dances, the band called it quits by late 1979.

The Hardons never ventured into a studio but thankfully people knew this band would implode sooner rather and later and hit record on cassette player at a couple of their live gigs. Presented here is a sample of two gigs in 1979 acknowledging both line ups of the band with original guitarist Gary Hamilton and his replacement, Mark Birskys. Mastered by Don Bartley.

Only 200 pressed split evenly between black and translucent pink wax.

CAR CRASH
SUBWAY HELLWAY

STRANGE
WHERE HAVE ALL THE BOOTBOYS GONE?