Monday, June 2, 2008

National Guard

A big name from my early teenage years is going to be doing a reunion show in less than two weeks, and in honor of that, I've decided to dedicate a post to them...National Guard! From 1994 - 1996, National Guard played hardcore punk in the Portland area. They received some airplay on Punk Uprisings, and also had a centerfold interview in MRR once. Members from NG went on to form Backside Disaster, which can be downloaded from a few posts prior.

I don't have cover scans for the demo tapes, but here they are:

Demo 1994 (or possibly early 1995. Matt was unsure.)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y733BKB0

Green Berets: War Heroes, Hard Asses [demo 1995]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M2APZL2K

Star Spangled Losers! 7"
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NMX7EV02

One Big Happy Slam Pit [2 tracks]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OGMI2DAP

Redrafted [unreleased full length from 1996]
http://www.distrorecords.com/nationalguard/00%20ALL%20SONGS.zip
This link will only last until June 14th. This was the last National Guard recording from 1996, and features 20 songs. They released it in mp3 format in preparation for the reunion show. The only bummer is the abysmal 96kb rate that it was ripped at.

From '94 - '96, National Guard shows were always so much fun. Circle pits like a mother fucker!




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