1.12.2008

human sufferage - thank you, mother dear


human sufferage were apparently one of the most notable offerings to the midwest/ohio hardcore scene, columbus, ohio to be exact. i say that with a certain sense of pride, having lived here for the past 6 years. during that time, i've only uncovered a few clues to the pre-1990s history of hardcore in this town. i've run into another internet black hole trying to ferret out information on this band. the sound is not unlike their midwest contemporaries, negative approach, but not quite as extreme. i've not heard the first LP, but this is a pretty solid release, if not a little generic in the best way possible. copies of this record turn up at the local shops from time to time for only a few bucks, though i've seen it fetch near $50 elsewhere.

from MAXIMUMROCKNROLL Issue 21 - Jan 1985
via operation phoenix records zine archive
HUMAN SUFFERAGE - "Thank You, Mother Dear" 12"
The production on these acidic thrash compositions is
extremely basic, as on their debut LP, but HUMAN SUFFERAGE
earn high marks for improved songwriting and a sense of
passion that's almost tangiable . "Take It for Granted" is a
snappy hardcore number worth special mention, but the lyrics
on all these songs show that this band is extremely articulate,
too . A must-get . (SS)
(New Age Records, 1585 N . High Street, Columbus OH 43201)

human sufferage - thank you, mother dear [vinyl rip]
http://sharebee.com/e6e05f41
mp3 320kbps VBR [30.4 MB]

01 hey big guy
02 though shalt die
03 my special friends
04 less than life
05 results
06 don't play with my life
07 thank you, mother dear
08 take it for granted
09 fair warning for all

if anyone out there has a copy of the previous EP or LP, please leave a comment, or get in touch!!

EDIT: thanx to ARMEDnHAMMERED, link to self-titled debut 12" in comments!!

8 comments:

ARMEDnHAMMERED said...

Great post.Been lookin for this one for awhile.I've got a copy of the 1983 S/T ep.If you're interested,I'll up it for ya...Cheers, A&H

jimmybuttons said...

thanx for writing, that was quick!!

if you'd like to up it and post the link here in the comments, that would be great!!

ARMEDnHAMMERED said...

Not a problem.Give me a day or 2 and I'll post a D/L link for you here.

jimmybuttons said...

fantastic, i'm absolutely grateful for your offering!!

ARMEDnHAMMERED said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8KRFIQRX
I Hope the link works.Just drop me a line here if there's an issue.Should be 7 Tracks and a photo in the file.Keep up the good work. A&H

jimmybuttons said...

great!! thanx again!!

dirty dave said...

i've had trouble finding 80s c-bus punk/hc too. it makes you wonder how many old LPs like this were lost in the used kids fire a few years ago.

dirty dave said...

oh yeah, i linked you up on my blog
http://outsidemyscene.blogspot.com/