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couple tunes uploaded on soundcloud…
Beaver “Punch Him in the Head”
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.
|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.