Thrash​-​ionably Late

by Like Grenades

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Liner notes from the original tapes:

"These songs are mostly about loss, regret, drudgery, unhealthy levels of drunkenness and growing old. There’s a love song in there too, just to see if we could write one. In case you’re wondering, that songs not about anyone you know. It’s fictional. Mostly.

Anyway, you’re holding one of about 40 recycled tapes we decided to release for the weekend of shows we were playing at the end of February 2010. We’re sure that these songs will surface again in one way or another in the future (particularly if you email us offering to put them out as a 7 inch) but we thought that since we were playing a couple of rad shows with bands we appreciate, it’d be nice to have something to sell. So, think of it a pre-release – or a split tape with Wham/East 17/Dexys/Ant & Dec. Whatever you’d prefer.

Because most of these audio cassettes were bought second hand from the PDSA in Shirley Precinct, we can’t guarantee they’ll work. Sorry. You can’t play tapes on your iPod anyhow.

Thanks to Steve from Shelter Studios/Planet Sounds for recording and mixing these tracks for us. You should get him to record your band too. He’s one of the good guys- I wish more engineers listened to Black Flag whilst they tried to get a good guitar sound. Thanks to everyone else whose supported us, given us a floor to sleep on or a bit of encouragement and who hasn’t been too bothered when we couldn’t play all our songs in time with each other. You rule. The first person to clock where exactly he’s singing about in Mix Tape gets a half of lime soda from Phil.

SoutHCoast Wolfpack, Jan 2010.

Drums – Sam: Bass – Al: Guitar – Tommy: Vox – Phil; Back Ups by LxG"

LIKE GRENADES was a band Phil sang for post-PILGER and pre-JERKY BEATS. They also featured Sam from MEGA GAMES, Alan from WHOLE IN THE HEAD and Tommy Comstock from... Er... TOMMY COMSTOCK. Influences were varied but centred around THE SHITTY LIMITS and 86 MENTALITY, booze and old reggae/ska/soul.

LxGx lasted about 9 months in 2009/10. They were one of best hardcore bands ever when they played to each other in Planet Sounds but couldn't seem to keep in time when they played in front of anyone else. This is the second demo that came out on tape in time for a couple of shows with VITAMIN X. Besides 40 or so tapes, not much was ever done with this recording.

The soutHCoast Wolfpack was an attempt to revive the South Coast hardcore - which was at a bit of a low ebb at this point following a wave of DIY bands that had been really active from about 2000 to 2007. It was a kind of post modern crew - anyone could be in it because it wasn't real. LxGx made crew badges and gave them out to their mates. It never really took on.

Mix Tape is about the old concrete shelters on the shoreline at Mayflower Park. Someones taken the roof off of them now but it used to be an easy climb up on top. It was a good place to have a beer and watch the boats on Southampton Water before it went the way of the jetty at the fishing lake.

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released December 28, 2013

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