I picked up these 7 inches at Logan’s Hardware in Chicago last weekend. It’s a soul/garage-centric store with an 80’s arcade in the back. Very cool spot. I found these in their punk section. Dinosaur Jr - The Wagon on white (Sub Pop), Baby Gopal - Shiva and Refuse to Fall which is Equal Vision 2. No way the bottom two weren’t sold back by the same owner.
Soundgarden hat circa “Superunknown.” I bought this hat at Sam Goody in the McFarland Mall in Tuscaloosa, AL as a kid (I was 11 or 12 when that album came out and listened to it religiously). Found this at my parents’ house while digging around in my old closet looking for clothes hangers. It’s still dirty from the days of riding my bike around the neighborhood with my friends.
Another free stream/download from my Alabama Punk & Hardcore Archival Project -
This free digital download is part of the Alabama Hardcore & Punk Archival Project launched by Best of Times Records. It was originally self released by the band(s) in 2000. Full scans of liner notes, lyrics, and disc included in the download.
Thanks to Jason Wasserman for his help in archiving this release. Here is a band bio courtesy of Jason:
"None But Burning were a melodic post-hardcore band from Birmingham. We formed around 1999 and broke up around 2002. The original line up featured Trent Thomas (drums), Rob Howard (Guitar), Allen Owen (Guitar), Keith O’Neal (Bass), and Jason Wasserman (Vocals). They released a split demo CD with Closer than Kin from Massachusetts in 2000 and an EP titled "A Love Like Boxing" in 2002 on North Carolina record label, Forsaken Recordings, run by Joel Collins of Bloodjinn. Parker left the band around 2001 and was replaced on guitar by Kevin Kosek. We toured the eastern half of the United States four times, from Florida to Maine, playing with bands such as Boy Sets Fire, Hopesfall, Every Time I Die, Joseph Plunkett and the Weight, and A New Kind of American Saint. Thomas went on to play in numerous Birmingham Bands including Blue Eyed Boy Mister Death, Cleansing Power of Fire, and Ex-Members of the Holy Trinity. O’Neal also played in Cleansing Power of Fire, Full of It, and Fake Tyrants."
Here we have the 1993 “Leon” Demo by Birmingham’s NAIL. Hardcore punk that was clearly influenced by the sludge and grunge styles of the era. I was unable to obtain a full band history or bio at this time. Check out this and other releases from the Alabama Hardcore & Punk Archival Project at the Best of Times Records Bandcamp Page.