Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Ropes-Demo II CS (2011)

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you should know what to expect from the second Ropes demo: short, blazing, retardedly amazing Chicago hardcore.

This release is well on its way to being more sought-after than Mark McCoy's used condoms: it was super short-run, contained a mini-zine, and was dedicated to Ohio. Falling somewhere inside the punk side of the punk/HC border, this demo kills. The cover of "Down in Flames," in your humble narrator's opinion, blows the Dead Boys original out of the water. The wrestling interlude really puts it over the edge.

So crack a beer, turn on wrestling re-runs from the '70s, and get rad!

There is no future ... I'm sure this is long gone; check Ebay. Meanwhile, the 7" may still be available; check The Ropes' blog. Rock out!

*EDIT, 9.20.12: REUP is HERE.*

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