Hard-Ons – The Singles (1985-1993)


Great Australian punk band. That’s all I know about them. I just got this from an on-line friend because Andreas of Biofeedback was looking for anything from them sometime ago. Never did had a chance to sit down and listen to it until I saw the back of my Mortal Sin record with one of the members sporting a Hard-On shirt. So I just tried it out. Pretty poppy in my opinion, but good. Read on…

A 1987 BEAT Magazine article described the Hard-Ons’ sound as “Motörhead meets the Beach Boys”; a quote that goes some way towards describing the band’s take on the punk rock genre. Though originally inspired by punk bands such as Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Damned, Ramones and The Saints, the band also blended pop, psychedelia and metal elements; “death-pop” as once described by Ray Ahn. The band were also noteworthy not only within punk, but also within rock music for having their lead vocals handled by Keish, the group’s drummer. The physical challenge of drumming to the band’s fast punk rock songs as well as singing (as opposed to shouting) made for charismatic live performances. Guitarist Blackie provides another original touch to the band with his guitar playing. Backed by Ray Ahn’s bass playing, Blackie’s guitar solos have a disctinctive sound which is both melodic and messy, often making use of feedback.

Hard-Ons – The Singles (1985-1993)


5 responses

  1. pretty pop punk this side of the ramones. it’s hard to get copies of their records. my friend’s in australia but had a hard time finding one. of course, he eventually did a few CD’s and can’t stop listening to them!

    April 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm

  2. Andreas

    Dre! Salamat! You Remembered!!!!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 4:33 am

  3. myfatetohate

    Hi Andreas! Kamusta na? You mean you’re still looking for stuff by the Hard-Ons? I thought you already found some cds. And if I remember it correctly I already told you I have this. Buti na lang pala pinoste ko ito. Anyways, thanks for dropping by, man. Cheers and regards to your family.

    April 23, 2009 at 11:01 am

  4. Andreas

    Thanks dre. I like this version better. Yung best of na meron ako remastered. Mas raw ang sound ng copy mo. Closer to how I remember them from the records. Hope all is well. Haven’t dropped by your side in a while, congrats sa new baby.

    April 25, 2009 at 4:47 am

  5. NEWBY


    May 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

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