option - not forgotten '91 demo


i'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this tape might very well be THE holy grail wilkes-barre, pa hardcore demo. option (usually along with sideover) played support to just about every major name in hardcore that came through the area during the early to mid 90s, and ventured out of town on occasion as well.  option could headline a bill of all locals and there would be 2-300 kids there, all singing along!! these songs were staples in their super-energetic live set, the choruses often inducing large dog-piles of kids with backwards baseball caps. wilkes-barre has a pretty rich history of hardcore, DIY shows at firehalls, kids doing fanzines, etc. and where most bands and spots were flashes in the pan, option were there through the thick of it, and really deserve their due.  or at least an MVP award for keeping the scene alive all those years.

the inspiration for this post came from EMS's COREGASM blog, where i was delighted to find the option demo that came out in 1993. a tape which i had never actually owned a copy.  thanx, eric!



option - not forgotten '91 [cassette rip]
mp3 320kbps [22.86MB]

01 photo-negative
02 not forgotten
03 mind trap
04 transparent


EMS / COREGASM said...

Awesome man, i can't wait to rock this. I have this on cassette too, first thing I ever ordered from Very Distro and then I would up working their 10 years later. How would have known. Do you have the original layout? mine looks like a photocopy of that on green construction paper. Hopefully i can get the rest of the option stuff up once i get a chance. cheers mate. - ems

justin said...

I liked this one Jimmy and how it was a companion piece to another post on another blog. Thank you sir.

Sapila said...

thank you so much. please post any other stuff you have by this band.

btwfmu said...

coming from wilkes-barre at that time my brain is blown seeing this on a blog!

jimmybuttons said...

thanx for your comments! i think the only other option release i have is the 7". maybe a comp track or two if i really dig. please keep reading, more of the same to come!

Anonymous said...

Can you re-upload it please?