Crowd Of Isolated - First LP plus bonus tracks.
Mastered from the original files i dug out and have had since the mid '90s. The sound quality is amazing. Nice full, loud sound. No surface noise or pops. This is the stuff they did in the '80s.
Killer German hardcore/crossover.
Crowd Of Isolated 1987-1988 collection
First time i heard this band was in 1987. Pat Duncan would play songs from the first album "I Try To Tell About A Way" pretty much every Thursday night in '87 on his show on WFMU in NJ. I would record the show every week and piece together the COO tracks until i had almost the whole album. A couple of years later i was able to order a brand new copy of the LP from some German mailorder. This is my favorite German hardcore album. Amazing riffs throughout and a great sense of melody. "Don't Stop My Fight" is still one of my favorite songs ever. Some people might not dig the vocals, which has an Elmer Fudd quality at times, but i think the whole thing is perfection. I have the WAV files if anyone wants.
In case anyone's interested. I recently came across the original Absolution files that Freddy Alva send me way back when i first started Blogged and Quartered. These sound top notch, much better than what i had on the blog like 10 years ago, back when i didn't know any better and would rip WAVs into 190kbps mp3s, and clean files that didn't really need it and fucking up the sound in the process. Anyway, here are the original files. The EP, the 2 comp tracks and the 88 demo. I split the WAV files into 2 parts because it was too big for Sendspace. Both the mp3 and WAV folders have the high res covers included. Enjoy!
Absolution anthology WAVS part 1
Absolution anthology WAVS part 2