Murphy’s Law – Murphy’s Law/Back with a Bong

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A very good friend recorded me these albums when we we’re still in college. At that time it still wasn’t compiled as a 2 in 1 album so I have to record it on both sides of the cassette tape. Very classic hardcore albums, one of the best that came out of the NY hardcore scene. Murphy’s Law is a great band and these albums is what made them a household name. Here’s a review for a more detailed description:

The eponymous Murphy’s Law debut is perhaps one of the most rocking New York punk releases to appear in the ’80s. The manic tempos, masochistic vocals, and other hardcore signatures are toned down here to better suit the group’s party message. Apolitical when compared to hard-line contemporaries like Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law shoots for an inebriated slice-of-life essence more aligned with Boston’s Gang Green. The right-wing and skinhead references didn’t exactly sit well with some ’80s punk observers who mistakenly labeled the band as fascist. But even a casual study of “California Pipeline” and “Ilsa” reveals an allegiance contrary to the skinhead stereotype. Highlights include the Ace Frehley-inspired guitar work on Skinhead Rebel as well as the rockabilly “Wahoo Day” groove. A must-have for fans of the group and a strong recommendation for any ’80s punk scholar, Murphy’s Law is simply a fun ride.  – Allmusic

Now the second half of this 2 in 1 album does not fare that good against the first half but it’s still a joy ride. I also think that the self titled album is much better. Besides it comes as a bargain so who wouldn’t want that, eh? The lyrical themes of drinking and partying is what separates them from other NYHC bands who dwell with the political side. A trait that is shared with Boston’s Gang Green BUT, fortunately ML did not go metal.

Murphy’s Law – Murphy’s Law/Back with a Bong

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10 responses

  1. badseed

    Since I’m too lazy to get it converted I found one of the records in your wish list and as a retribution I’m living the link.
    A.M.Q.A., enjoy.

    http://screwdeathcore.blogspot.com/2008/11/amqa-mutant-cats-from-hell-1988.html

    December 13, 2008 at 2:01 pm

  2. badseed

    “leaving” not “living”, sorry!

    December 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm

  3. myfatetohate

    Thanks, man! I really appreciate it. And thanks for dropping by! Cheers and Beers! =)

    December 14, 2008 at 9:19 am

  4. … here on my country (Chile, southamerica) the sound of Murphys Law began to arrive in the late 80s (early 90s) and was there when I met…
    that memories … (sniff)
    cheers amigo!

    December 23, 2008 at 12:03 am

  5. Happy new year amigo!!!
    Cheers and good luck from Chile!!

    January 1, 2009 at 4:31 am

  6. myfatetohate

    Happy New Year too!! Cheers from the Philippines!…

    January 8, 2009 at 4:05 am

  7. Dave thanx for stopping by man. Over a month now since you posted anything, is it time? Take care.

    January 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  8. -

    It’s asking for a password because the file is encrypted..Could I get that possibly?

    September 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    • myfatetohate

      Of course, password is myfatetohate. Thanks for dropping by…cheers!

      September 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

  9. kame-sama

    thanks 4 ul!! BUT plz use megaupload mediafire or 4shared!! NOT rapidshare – The next Free-Download can be started in 64:06 minutes. 😦

    June 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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