HARI KARI: 1982 Demos: 7” EP

Jan 21, 2022

Four tracks culled from a couple of demos by a now-obscure South Bay hardcore band with ties to Saccharine Trust and Salvation Army (later known as The Three O’Clock). “The Blade” (an old Rodney on the ROQ fave, as I recall), and “Prey for Peace” (the only officially released track here, featured on the Life Is Boring… So Why Not Steal This Record compilation) are the two thrashers here, “Children’s Hour” is a tasty bit of early death rock-inflected punk, and “Pighole” leans heavier on their “rock” influences. Good listen all around, nice bit of Southern California punk history, and I seem to remember them being active again not too-too long ago. –Jimmy Alvarado (Water Under The Bridge)