Rescue Ladders and Human Barricades I
Rescue Ladders and Human Barricades was the first ever cassette released by Tommy Tanchangco’s independent label TRC (Twisted Red Cross). It features a compilation of sample recordings from Betrayed, Urban Bandits, Private Stock and Wuds among others. MRR had reviewed this cassette release simply as “a solid ‘Philippino’ compilation with hot cuts…Mostly punk but a couple of rockabilly tracks are thrown in”. Simple review but encouraging for a small DIY label at that time. While not my personal fave of the series, this one still stands out because most material on this release are still demos when this album came out. Bands to watch out here are Urban Bandits, Private Stock and Sex Militants, whose track Bloody Nutter was to me, the most charismatic song in this tracklist.