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Check out this new review for Big Takeover Magazine of the Beaver 12″ LP released last year on Dr. Strange Records….

Check out this new review for Big Takeover Magazine of the Beaver 12″ LP released last year on Dr. Strange Records….

In 1981, if you were trawling for hardcore 7’’ records that had more than three songs per side, chances are you ran across a strange- looking EP by DC’s ominously-monikered Beaver, perhaps the weirdest hardcore record in existence then. Its 10 songs were played at an extreme, breakneck speed rife with dense production, odd time signatures, and metal and reggae breakdowns—not exactly standard fare. It can now be revealed, this record marks future-Government Issue guitarist Tom Lyle’s debut recording, and it’s available again on a remastered, remixed, expanded LP that pivots a hotly remixed version of the original EP on one side against nine songs from two earlier demos on the other. My “Buy or Die” pick of the issue! (rarepunk.com) 
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New review of the Beaver- s/t reissue on Dr. Strange Records in the latest issue of Razorcake…

New review of the Beaver- s/t reissue on  
Dr. Strange Records in the latest issue of 
Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.

Check it out then have a listen to a 
couple tunes uploaded on soundcloud…
#punk


Beaver “Punch Him in the Head”

 

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Hey Jerks! Check out a couple reviews of The new Billy Bones LP and Beaver repress, in New Noise Magazine by Jim Kaz, both records are out now on Dr. Strange Records!


Hey Jerks! Check out a couple reviews of The new Billy Bones LP and Beaver repress, in New Noise Magazine by Jim Kaz, both records are out now on Dr. Strange Records, first pressings selling fast, stop by the shop and pick ’em up before they gone, or get ’em from the website and see 1000’s of more rare punk records your stupid-ass didn’t think anyone still had, here…..

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http://newnoisemagazine.com/spins-3-paying-tribute-record-store-day-more/ — at Dr. Strange Records.

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Beaver “s/t” LP Reissue: Album Review via Freedom of Expression Blog (Frank Foe)

Beaver “s/t” LP Dr. Strange KBD Reissue
BEAVER
“s/t” LP
Dr. Strange Records
ReleaseD: September 20, 2013



Tom Lyle (aka Tom Cleaver in Beaver) eventually ended up in Government Issue. Beaver, originally recorded these tracks for the now “Killed By Death”, DC HardCore 7” that had an original press of 300.



I love this passage from punkvinyl.com:

Beaver started out as a solo project of Tom Lyle’s. Then it became a real band, albeit short lived. Here’s a brief story Tom shared with me.
I was in a DC progressive/new waver band, but became VERY bored with the whole scene. After seeing the Dead Kennedys in April 81 at the 9:30, and then the Government Issue/Youth Brigade/Minor Threat show in June 81 at the 9:30 I started making home demo tapes of me playing all the instruments in the most hardcore style I could come up with. I wanted to get a band together to play out live and used they rhythm section from Square One, the awful band I was in at the time. Then we got asked to record a record for Choice Cuts.

That’s how it was. Hear a band, see a band, change your life… just like that.
Dr. Strange has reissued this on LP, (400 on black vinyl, 100 on white vinyl) and added some demo tracks, also recorded in 1981.

This is rudimentary hardcore, typical for the early 1980s. Tom Lyle eventually ended being an inspiration for me on guitar. I love his guitar style on all of the Government Issue material. I own a Marshall because of him. This is the roots, the developmental stage. Having been involved in hardcore during this time period, I have a certain affinity for all of this material.

Considering the early stage of hardcore, how fast this genre evolved, the lack of technology available for recording, Beaver, and all of their contemporaries were a part of something huge.

This is mandatory if you love hardcore.

Cheers,
Frank FOE

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New featured items on sale added to the www.drstrange.com home page this week…

New featured items on sale added to the  
 home page this week, more about that Bedlam Knives 7″ 
Test Pressing a little later, you know you NEED that sexy new Dr. Strange shirt, stop by today and pick one up for just 9 buck-a-roos, the Doctor will see you now….
 
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In honor of my infant sized dick we, at Dr Strange, is going to sell band shirts in “Baby Sizes”.

In honor of my infant sized dick we, at
Dr Strange, is going to sell band shirts in “Baby Sizes”.
But here’s my question, What SIZE?! I have no idea.
Please give me some feedback so
I know what sizes you mommy’s and daddy’s want.
 
The sooner I hear back the sooner we will get them; ie; Adicts, Misfits, Subhumans, GG Allin etc… TONS!

That, and hurry up and get your Beaver lp! They are selling FAST!
http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php

for fans of: SOA, Teen Idles, Void, Artificial Peace etc… Early 80’s D.C. HARDCORE at it’s best! Rec. in 1981.

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Here it is! Beaver “s/t” Lp, (DSR- 130) Just-in Today! The Latest release from Dr. Strange Records!

Beaver “s/t” Lp (DSR-130)

Here it is! Beaver “s/t” Lp, (DSR- 130) Just-in Today! The Latest release from Dr. Strange Records! Essential Early 80’s Hardcore!! Repress of Washington DC’s (1981) Beaver.  contains their KBD 7″ plus unreleased demo’s, re-mastered by Tom Lyle of Government Issue, EXCELLENT quality! For fans of early 80’s Hardcore like: SOA, Void, Teen Idles and Government Issue.  Only 500 made, only 100 on white wax, get it quick!  Comes with the Doc’s Digital Download.

Beaver “s/t” Lp (black) $9.90 – Beaver “s/t” Lp (white) 10.90 or Get both as a package deal and save!! In-Store NOW, check the website tonight after midnight PST to order online, go here….

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