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post # 10

URBN DK + Bitchslap – split EP 1996

This post goes out to Curious Guy for posting the 10-96 + Standoff split.  This is Bitchslap from Kenosha, Wisconsin and URBN DK from northern Illinois. Bitchslap give us two new punk blasts that sound like they are from the same recording session as their EP. They also include an identical copy of their song Last Fat Shit from the EP, which is great because that song rules.  The first song, Magnavox Lobotomy, is a nice sarcastic anti-TV rant, overall more great punk rock shit from Bitchslap. Did they ever release anything else??

The URBN DK side is fuckin’ great, this was released during their best and most prolific period, during the mid-nineties. Three raging hardcore songs, with Politically KKKorrect being the best song on this record.  It’s a song about PC fascists! I saw URBN DK play in Chicago a few times during that period, and I thought that they were great.  I remember very clearly though that most people were very down on them and didn’t like them because they were old and played the wrong type of hardcore.  That’s a real shame because they really were a great DIY band and they could fuckin shred with the best of them.  I think URBN DK never really got much respect in their home state of Illinois, and that’s why they were really more of a part of the Kenosha punk scene than the Chicago scene. Or, maybe it was because of their strong association with 10-96, Bitchslap, Beautiful Bert and other Wisconsin bands that the Illinois snobs turned their noses up at them! Either way, you should dig their tunes. I’ve got several of their records, so I’m sure I will post more someday.

The ugly cover on this record sticks out like a sore thumb, not only because it’s so bad, but because it is cut to 8 inches, not 7.  I wonder if this record was originally meant to be an 8″?  That would have been cool.  This is Shitpile Records #2, I’m pretty sure that’s someone from Bitchslap’s label, because their EP was #1.

Enjoy the punk rock music!

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