Razorcake Podcast #502 with Josh Brown

I moved to Vermont about 5 years ago. I’ve been trying to get my head around the punk scene(s) here ever since. Youth crew was big here. So is/was hardcore. I’m still searching for the elusive pop punk underground. Here’s some of what I’ve learned and loved so far.


Wards, “Weapons Factory” (The World Ain’t Pretty and Neither Are We 7”, Self-released)
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Nation Of Hate, “X-Social” (Demo 1983, rereleased on 7” in 2009, Big Heavy World)
My Revenge!, “Less Plot, More Blood” (Vermont Hardcore: Past & Present, Get Stoked)
The Scams, “Where Has Jefferson Smith Gone?” (Vermont Hardcore: Past & Present, Get Stoked)
Spies In America, “Better Than This” (Spies in America Demo, Self-released)
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Mr. Doubtfire, “Once More, With Apathy” (Drive by Fruiting, Self-released)
Be Aggressive, “If this is a Councillor’s Ship, Where is the Fucking Ambassador?” (Onomato-topia, Self-released)
Trapper Keeper, “Muchos Gatos? Si! Mucho, Muchos Gatos!” (Groundhog Day, Self-released)
Vomit Dichotomy, “Killing a Whale with a Safety Pin” (Yer Ma Eats Too Much Lunch, Self-released? can’t find any info)
Fancy Pants And The Cell Phones, “Whatever Happened to Anarchy?” (Complete Pantsology!, Self-released? can’t find any info)
Rough Francis, “I-90 East” (Maximum Soul Power, Riot House)
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Get A Grip, “Green Peaks//Dark Valleys” (Green Peaks//Dark Valleys, Self-released)
Sink Or Swim, “Violence Party” (Searching for Sincerity, Get Stoked!)
Gorgon, “I Hear Things Are Just As Bad Down In Lake Champlain” (Greatest Hits, Self-released)
The Path, “Picking Up My Teeth with Broken Fingers” (Our Cancer Year, Self-released)
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Reverser, “Miles Dyson Sings the Blues” (Singles, Self-released)
CBRASNKE, “To Face An End” (But First They Must Catch You…, Self-released)
Misanthrope, “Widow” (Deathwish, Cheap Plastic)
Nick Grandchamp And The People Watchers, “It’s Not That I Hate You” (It’s Not That I Hate You, Self-released)
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Get A Grip, “Fear Monger” (Endless, Speedowax)

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