Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

23 August 2008


UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 01/05/2-14. Enjoy, NØ.

Merel - Gern 2  7", Gern Blandsten Gern002, 1991.

side one:
my sweet dull god
shivers through
the weathering

side two:
bile (the golden years)

When I went to re-upload this, I realized I had sometime after this post acquired Merel - The Early Recordings 1990-1991. It contains this 7"er & twenty more tracks, so i am posting up the entire thig. If you want the 7" separate, you can DIY. The decryption code as always is in the comments.



  1. I like this one a lot.

    I don't know whether it was the labels more, or the song titles, which drew me to it like a crippled moth to a flame ; but it was certainly a combination of the two.
    I see from your scans that the label is (was ?) based in New Jersey. Would it be too easy to infer Merel were a NJ band ?

    This is good.

  2. Near the top of the heap for a reason.

    New Jersey indeed.

    Gern Bladsten Records is kinda famous as purveyors of tasty tuneage.

    Merel: "Featuring a rhythm section who went on to help form New Jersey's RYE COALITION, MEREL played chaotic, abrasive, & quite loud experimental hardcore that separated itself from the norm with its unlikely musical creativity. Fierce vocals lead the way, & they are actually relatively understandable while still being quite aggressively screamed. The band toys with both straight-ahead hardcore & a much more explosive style...Merel develops their hardcore with no boundaries, & wailing guitars along with unrestrained song structures push the music toward increasingly effective results" - Peter J. D'Angelo, All Music Guide

    One of my all-time favorite hardcore bands of their time.

  3. merel reunion. april 5th. 2013 grand victory brooklyn. seriously

    1. to anonymous,
      Thanks for the comment.
      Sorry I'm on the left coast, instead of NYC.
      That's a show I'd love to attend.
      Are you going?
      If you do, can you leave a comment about the show?

  4. MEGA decryption code

  5. whoa! I have a CD of Merel's "Discography", picked up entirely because it was on Gern Blandsten, and it has fifteen tracks. Needless to say, this has more, and thank you.