Monday, 2 June 2008

MOX NIX demo ('83?) upload...

Here's a demo that I don't hear talked about much by LA band MOX NIX (not to be confused with the metal band with the same name). I'm not exactly sure what year it was recorded, but some of the songs appear on the 'Birth Defect' tape (great comp that I'll upload in the future) from '83, so I assume this is from around that time. If anyone has a scan of the sleeve for this demo by the way, please get in touch.

Download it here. (Direct link: http://www.mediafire.com/?xobhruedc2c)

I don't know much about this band, other than the singer sadly passed away. It's good solid early 80s hardcore anyway, and has more in common with the harder Midwest bands than it does the LA punk sound. The production is terrible, but in that good way where everything sounds amazing; lo-fi and fairly sloppy. Great vocals, which on some tracks kinda reminds me of URBAN WASTE, and cool riffs and guitar sound. The production does vary throughout the whole thing, so I wonder if its from a few recording sessions. While there are a few duff tracks ('She's Ugly', 'Teenage Poseur'...) on the whole it's a worthwhile listen. Some of the songs towards the end ('The Edge', 'Vicious Cycle'...) remind me of Pick Your King/demo-era POISON IDEA, which is obviously a good thing.

The hardcore-salvage company Grand Theft Audio (a more legit Lost And Found?) released this demo alongside material by the band they later morphed into, PLAIN WRAP, which featured MOX NIX's guitarist and Dave Mellow, who went on to be in UNIFORM CHOICE.

Since I don't have a photo to go with this post, here's a photo of a giant fish.

10 comments:

Nick said...

that link doesnt work for shit

Anonymous said...

yes it does

Desert Dogg said...

Nick, u r ungrateful fucking asshole!!

Ian said...

been looking for this for years. ta mate.

Ian said...

been looking for this for years. ta mate.

Candy Morency said...

My mother was in that band. Thank you for the album rip. The singer; Harry, was her boyfriend and was murdered in Los Angeles.

YOUBREEDLIKERATS said...

Thanks for the comment Candy, and the info!

Adrian said...

I'm pretty sure they were from Cypress

Anonymous said...

I knew Harry, played baseball
with him as a kid.Yep, Cypress.
Heard he was in a band and
was living the wild life around 1982;
we were 16. Then I heard he OD'd in 1983 or so. Never heard anything about him being murdered. But ya never know.

AuBriana said...

Hey, this is Gayle Mercy bass player of Mox Nix. Stumbled on this site by pure coincidence. You can hear us on StenchRadio.com several nights a week. Yes, the demo is from 83. We also recorded with Mystic Records.