Here's a post made mostly for the purpose of simply documenting a band with a ton of hardcore pedigree. Cuz really, Mind's Eye's own releases don't do too much for me, haha. Mind's Eye was a short-lived band made up of Carl Porcaro of Killing Time fame and several members of Uppercut, which was formed after Uppercut broke up in/around 1990. Despite having such a NYHC background, the band sounded nothing like their previous bands, the best description would be something like post-hardcore meets rock... It doesn't do too much for me to be honest, but it's cool to see a band try something else rather than rehash stuff of their old bands, even if it's not for me.
Their 1st 7", called 'Almond Tree', was released in 1992, it was also the 1st release on Carl Porcaro's own label, Rope A Dope Records. Their 2nd, self-titled, 7" was released in 1993 and I can handle it better than the 1st 7", esp 'Shaft' is a pretty decent track. It's really the singing that kills this band for me. Both 7"s would later be added to the re-released CD version of Uppercut's 'Four Walls' 12", oddly enough with some of the titles different from the original ones ('My Douchy Friend' is called 'MDF' and 'Sea' is called 'The See' on the CD). I don't have that CD however so these rips are straight from the 7"s. I couldn't get rid of the skip at the start of 'Almond Tree', sorry about that. Also, neither of my copies comes with an insert. I have no idea if they originally came with an insert or not.
...is a '90s hardcore blog, tho there might be some exceptions. Just some records and demo's from that era that I feel need to be heard. Despite the over-abundance of '90s hardcore mp3 blogs, and punk & hardcore mp3 blogs in general, I will try to put music on here that is worthwhile and isn't featured on other blogs.
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Vegan sXe hardcore fanatic. My fave music is '90s metallic hardcore, however I listen to all kinds of hardcore, from '80s DC hardcore to '90s emo to current beatdown and pretty much anything inbetween. And yes, I love 108.