Tear A Cognita #4: San Diego, California

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Mike Davis’s 2005 book Under the Perfect Sun: the San Diego Tourists Never See was the first real people’s history of San Diego. The book dug past San Diego’s popularly visible facade of the zoo, Sea World, 70 miles of coastline, and 263 days of sun to get to the noirish, dark, seedy, underbelly that more realistically defines the life of most San Diegans. Below the rose colored mythical surface most outsiders see, and beyond the complex and ever-present weight of the border and military that most natives have to live with, there exists a far more colorful world of misfits and outsiders. Bill Perrinne's documentary, It's Gonna Blow explores this further through the microcosmic lens of San Diego's music scene of the late '80s and early '90s, where scores of disaffected youth, in the shadow of the sun swept, picturesque coastline and the military industrial complex, created a wild scene of bands as varied as Rocket From The Crypt, the Locust, Crash Worship, Drive Like Jehu, Heroin, and others. Fun, funny, weird, complex and challenging, genre defying bands. While many of the aforementioned have since broken up, I believe this spirit to be a continued legacy of the San Diego scene. Where, below the surface there survives and thrives a wonderful world of punk, hardcore, noise, garage, thrash, and psychedelic bands that never seem out of place sharing the same bills. Though I moved away seven years ago now, I've tried to stay in touch and stay involved as much as I possibly could. For this compilation I reached out to some long time friends and San Diego scene veterans (Hadi Fever from Stalins Of Sound/the Dissimilars and Craig Oliver from Christmas Island/Volar Records) to make sure what we've put together is a worthy representation of that weird, wild, and varied scene. I think we were successful in doing so. Hopefully you'll listen and agree. –Jeff Proctor


Assembled by: Jeff Proctor, Hadi Fever, and Craig Oliver
Photo by: Jason Bang / www.jasonfreakinbang.com
Mastered by: Dave Eck, Lucky Lacquers
Instigated by: Daryl


Beaters, “Fishage”
Fishage LP (Volar)
beaters.bandcamp.com

Cedar Fire, “Stars”
Unreleased
www.facebook.com/cedarfiresd

Cruz Radical, “El Coyote”
Unreleased
www.facebook.com/CruzRadical

Death Eyes, “I Got No Time (For You)”
Death Eyes LP (Route 44)
www.facebook.com/DEATH-EYES-267653656725378/

Debt Ritual, “Headless/Heartless” His Hero is Gone cover
Self-Released Cassette Demo
debtritual666.bandcamp.com/releases

Fantasy Arcade, “Self-Polarization”
Fantasy Arcade Self-Released 7"
facebook.com/FantasyArcade

Ghetto Blaster, “Controlled Burning”
Unreleased
ghettoblasterband@gmail.com

Gloomsday, “Rainbow Flavored”
Unreleased
gloomsday.bandcamp.com

Keepers, “Blasé”
Blasé 7" (Volar)
volarrecords.bandcamp.com/album/keepers-blase-7-debut-ep

The Long and Short of It, “Mirrors and Smoke”
Burl (Self-Released LP)
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Long-and-Short-of-It/103991684772

Octagrape, “Spinal Ambrosia”
Unreleased
octagrape.bandcamp.com

Red Pony Clock, “Let Go”
Unreleased
www.facebook.com/redponyclock

Stalins of Sound, “Meatbag”
Tank Crimes LP (Slovenly)
www.facebook.com/stalinsofsound

Tar Halos, “Broken Clocks”
Wine Hand LP (Volar)
tarhalos.bandcamp.com

Teenage Burritos, “No Reward”
Teenage Burritos Cassette (Burger)
teenageburritos@gmail.com

Telling Lies, “17 Til”
Unreleased
www.facebook.com/Telling-Lies-474574882642958/

Tropical Popsicle, “Universe of God Shadow”
Dawn of Delight LP (Volar)
tropicalpopsicle.bandcamp.com

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released September 25, 2015

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