Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Blogged & Quartered is back up and running...

Thanks to Seth for letting me host my files on his server on Firstpress, everything should be running very smoothly from now on. All links are working great, and no more being directed to online media servers, these are (mostly) all direct downloads. I'm also in the process of revising certain collections i was never too happy about. In the next few weeks i'll be re-doing the Absolution, Warzone, and Infest collections for starters. I'll also be posting live sets by Confusion and Close Call (thanks Michael Scondotto). And as usual, i'm always open for suggestions / requests. Also, if you are, or have been in a band (preferably '80s though mid-'90s) and have any obscure and/or long lost recordings you'd like to see on here, please get in touch. I'll do my best to make any recordings sound better if possible, and do the artwork etc.

I'm psyched to be doing this again, and until Seth contacted me, i never thought it would happen. I could never thank this guy enough.

I Figured i'd contribute to this revival post by uploading the new and improved Supertouch collection. Similar to the one posted way back, but this one has the 5 song unreleased demo from 1988 with the speed and pitch corrected. If you've heard those songs you'll know they're way too fast, with Mark Ryan sounding like Alvin Chipmunk at times. Great to finally hear this the way it should be heard. As a bonus I also threw in 3 comp tracks. Hope you like it.

It's a shame this stuff was never documented, as most of these songs were never released, and some never even recorded in a proper studio. So here you go, 22 tracks recorded between 1987-2000, as the band made their transition from Death Before Dishonor to Supertouch. All files cleaned up to the best of my capabilities. Enjoy.

Supertouch: The Early Recordings  
1988 lineup
Mark Ryan - vocals
Jon Biviano - guitar
Joe - bass
Andy Guida - drums

The first 5 tracks were recorded at Don Fury Studios in late 1988 to be released as a 7", which obviously never happened, although 3 of the 5 tracks were later re-recorded for the "What Did We Learn" 7" on Combined Effort Records in 1989. Excellent sound quality on these 5 tracks which were recently adjusted to have the correct speed and pitch.

Tracks 6-12 were recorded live on WNYU's Crucial Chaos in March of 1988. Some of the tracks here, like Stugglin' To Communicate and A Death In the Family were never recorded outside of the WNYU Studio, and various live shows (most of which suffer from awful sound). The first track sounds a bit rough. It sounds like whoever was working the boards was adjusting the levels during the intro until they got the guitar right (about halfway through the song). After that, the set sounds great.

Tracks 13-19 were recorded sometime in 1987 when the band were still called Death Before Dishonor. Although they started playing live in the early '80s (according to some of the flyers i've seen), they never recorded any material until just before they changed their name. Supposedly these tracks were recorded to pass around to friends and hopefully find new band members, and never actually released as a demo, although it's usually labeled as the '87 demo. The original Death Before Dishonor lineup consisted of Mark Ryan on vocals, Mike Ferraro on drums, Jimmy Yu on Guitar and Steve Yu on bass, although i don't think that's the lineup that played on these recordings. Mike and Steve of course went on to play in Judge shortly after leaving Death Before Dishonor.

Ending the collection are three compilation tracks.


  1. welcome back,man,looking forward for the promissed infest collection :) greetz from varaždin,croatia :)

  2. hey today is my birthday! what a gift!!
    it's great this blog is come back!
    Cheers from Udine, IT

  3. YES! Glad to see you back up and running.

  4. Great! The best Music Blog around!

  5. Greetings, Vinnie. Glad to have you back.

  6. Welcome back Vinny, any chance on finding the Aimin' High demo or wnyu set?

    ......well,thank you for coming back!

  8. Welcome back, still very appreciative of the Corrupted Morals and Born Without A Face posts, Would really like to see some M.F.D. Music For The Deaf. All of their stuff is way out of print.

  9. how about some Inside Out (cali)?

  10. Just wanted to say THANKG GOD YOU'RE BACK!!!!
    That is all.
    Anthony xXx
    (age 37)

  11. Hi Vinnie!! Great to see you are back to the front.

    I love your blog, and I am one of your followers.


  12. so glad you are back! great, great blog!

  13. Wow, glad to see you back on the map ! ;)

  14. Glad to see this blog is back and thank you!

  15. Thanks, the new collection sounds good.

  16. Thanks everyone.

    I'm working on the Confusion live stuff right now. Should be a few more days.

    Anyone have a 320 rip of the Iron Maiden BBC Archives 2xCD?? I'd really appreciate it.

  17. Welcome back

    from brazilian fan of this blog


  18. with so many sites getting shutdown now,it is great to see you back and not letting them stop you.
    the stuff your sharing here is rare gems that cant be found easily anywhere else.
    so thanks for everything you do.

    ..also if you have any Bzrker to share i would love to get my hands on anything.
    thanks again.

  19. CD1: http://www.mediafire.com/?bo1nx9yj6gks2ne
    CD2: http://www.mediafire.com/?tn6nnh8howou9o0

    Stormy, what include revised absolution collection?

  20. I just downloaded the NFAA. Thanks from Texas!!!! Figured I'd comment here cause your back up and running!!!

  21. MF93' thanks for that link!! Been looking for that for a while now. Been on a huge Maiden kick lately.

    The only thing different about the Absolution will be the sound quality. I got a much better rip of the demo, which is the bulk of the collection.

  22. yeahh you're back !!! I'm very happy !!!!

    cheers from france !!

  23. welcome back to hardcore's greatest archivist! psyched for the new Absolution post.

  24. The only thing you didn't add was the searchin for the light song that was on the together comp since the way it is on isdifferent

  25. Just revisted this blog to look something up and was stoked to see that you're back up and running again. Gotta say thanks for all the great posts, much appreciated

  26. Yeah, what Creepy Jackalope said above! Good to see this wasn't really the end.