Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ready to Fight - "S/T" 7inch

Exactly what I expect from a band called Ready to Fight. Fast hardcore with definite punk overtones, owing to classic Boston & California hardcore/punk bands of the early 80's. The vocals are a bit higher pitched than I would have expected, but it goes with the music. Kind of like a punky snarl over the buzzsaw guitar.

To be completely honest, I don't know for sure where I got this, it was probably on a recommendation from Anthony (Mother Speed/Restrained/Broken Patterns) when he had a distro years ago. I listened to this once or twice when I got it and then it just sat for so long. I dug it out when I was going through my most recent set of vinyl ripping & decided to give it a spin. I'm glad I held on to it. Pissed and ugly fucking hardcore punk rock. I debated long and hard about making this a Monday Morning Work Drive post, but I'd rather just get it out there (though the song 'Work Sucks' is playing right now, making it harder to resist haha). 7 originals, 1 SSD cover, 10 1/2 minutes. Enjoy.

DOWNLOAD: Ready to Fight - "Self-Titled" 7inch

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! I've been looking all over for an mp3 download of it. After giving up and months later of an extensive search of different variants of 'Ready To Fight, hardcore, western mass hardcore' and getting mostly Negative Approach results I am very happy I finally found this! If you haven't yet, you should check out The A Team, Out Cold, and Last In Line. Great early boston hardcore bands!