Apr 28, 2006

NEW SCHOOL "Strategy Rhyme 1991" Cass

WARNING: This post contains white people rapping and playing slap bass. You were warned.

The year was 1991, the band was called NEW SCHOOL, the demo tape is called "Strategy Rhyme 1991". They had no shame in their game. New School came out hard and had fun while doing it. The couple times I saw this band the show turned into a huge party of people just freaking out, bouncing around, and having a good, unpretentious time.

If you couldn't stomach the Dog Eat Dog post, or the Mucky Pup post, or perhaps any of the music I prefer, maybe you should eat a bowl of dicks and get out of my blog! But seriously folks... NEW SCHOOL is not for everyone, but at the age when I saw them, the positive vibe the crowd had, and the groups energetic live show, the memory of this band just stands out in my mind.

According to their contact address they were from Forest Hills, NY, wherever that may be. I believe they had another demo tape but other than that I don't know. Enjoy the Strategy Rhyme, you'll be pumpin your fist in no time. Play that funky music white boy.


1. "Mark My Words"
2. "Grungy Groove"
3. "White Collar Fool"
4. "Strategy Rhyme"

27 comments:

Andrew @ AVERSIONLINE.COM said...

Dude. DUDE. Oh my god. The intro to the first track alone is... ummm... I'll just say "indicative", ha, ha. This is both one of the best (for humor) and most horrendously terrible things I have ever heard in my life. I am utterly in shock. There are one or two good riffs and the vocalist would actually be tolerable if the music were hard instead of completely and relentlessly cheesy, but this is DEFINITELY a GREAT post, ha, ha. WOW.

Anonymous said...

Forest Hills = Queens

This band is (well I guess was) awesome

Anonymous said...

they put out a full length, called Hard, Harder, Hardest. good luck tracking that down. "no one hits the pipe in the new school possie, because we're saying fuck the crack, fuck the smoke, fuck the smack, and fuck that coke...yo"

go unisound.

Sik_Kris said...

I don't believe it myself but this demo tape started a lot of great things in my life. I saw them live at the Unisound in Reading on night. At the time I was into rap music as much as hardcore. This band was without a doubt one of the first bands doing both at the same time. I asked the band for a demo, and if I can sell them, help distro them. They were siked. I worked at a local record store that barely carried any hardcore/punk. I convinced my boss to buy a few demos to sell. I then convinced ANY hardcore and skater kid in town to buy those demos. We sold well over 400 or so and my boss was happy, the kids were happy. I then got a raise- was offered an "independent music buyer" position at work and filled the shelves with all kids of hardcore/punk. Gallery of Sound (the store I worked for) then became the prime sport to get records in shitty Wilkes Barre and I was the guy to sell it to them.

After some time I became friends with the boys from New School, we'll "grown men" of New School - they were rather old then. They played my first show I put on with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, which sold out with 700 kids there. They were the band playing when a Nazi Skin head riot started in Pottstown, PA (because the said "white power fool" in the song instead of "white collar fool") which a best friend of mine initiated.

I don't care what anyone has to say about these guys or their music. At the time, it was terrific and fun and they were some of the nicest guys I ever knew.

Sik_Kris said...

Man my typos suck- sorry, you get the point

Anonymous said...

holy shit, ive been looking for this tape for a long time, was truly pioneering classic and live was way better (they knew how to fuckin kill it) always started off a show blazing (eachother and the crowd).

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Its been way too long not hearing this. Seas Seas, Moosic PA. Outside stage. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

i had this demo... the old drummer from TURMOIL gave it to me. and the album after this is called "hard harder hardest" i have it on my hard drive.

Anonymous said...

fucking awesome band!!!!!!


w-b -'91-93', thoses were the days

Nick said...

1st hardcore show I ever went to in 1993 (10th Grade), at Keystone College. loved seein 'em live! They rocked! "...enroll in a new school"

Anonymous said...

Don't suppose anyone has the New School demo with `Hard As Steel` etc on do they?!

Anonymous said...

wow. great stuff. I remember that show at The Staircase. New School destroyed the bosstones that night, I still have the shirt I bought. Thanks for posting

Anonymous said...

Daaaaaaaammmnn!!! That one takes me back. Does anyone have their other demo tape? The one that has Hard As Steel on it? That was my shit. If so please email me at djnewsense (at) gmail dot com. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

i searched for an hour trying to find someone who remembered new school & couldn't find anything until i remembered unisound! Now, thanks to this kickass site i again have their demo that i wore out. i'm also looking for any "no ones hero" "breakdown" or "swat" tracks!!! PS- whatup newsense!!!!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlnAnz9jg-8

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEKdAuyU7A8

Anonymous said...

The last effort they were workin' on was called NEW, NEWER, NEWEST.,...after HARD, HARDER, HARDEST.
I'm still lookin' for it.

Anonymous said...

Good luck finding new newer newest it started a riot and it was taken off of the shelves immediately

Anonymous said...

Cool to see this here, I have their first (?) demo from '89 or '90

Anonymous said...

If anyone has that first demo, please post it.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is, HARD,HARDER,HARDEST is being remastered and somewhat remixed.

Anonymous said...

i'm proud to still have the cassette's of these guys. all the shows i went to back then - New School were among the best of the bands that played. cassette's i got are: Strategy Rhyme, So Sayeth The Posse and HardHarderHardest.
i'd love to find more. and somehow get these tapes on cd if they're available. i was able to find "hardharderhardest" on cd on ebay, but that was it.

Raul Lopez said...

Does anyone know any of the band members and can you post their names.. a friend is doing some research for a documentary on NEPA hardcore and New School is a hot topic of discussion right now... Thanks

Anonymous said...

These's some video on Youtube and I have a one or two of their live shows on dvd. I managed to grab HHH from Amazon in '09. I had the second tape/release of theirs too but no longer. These guys were and are kickass. I suppose if you weren't into them at the right time it may not be something for you but for those who were into them the music lasts and holds up. "C*mface, gonna put you in your place!!!"

Anonymous said...

Lead singer is Rich Malave - originally from Long Island and now living down south. I've known him since elementary school.

Unknown said...

If you can put me in touch with Rich Malave please help thank you Alycia Chillemi on facebook oldtimeystuff@gmail.com

Michael Ciero said...

I got this tape at a show back in 91 at Sundance in Bayshore Long Island and sang this band phrases ever since! They were straight up ahead of the game and still do it better than most other bands who attempted the hip hop/hardcore crossover! I never got a chance to see em but I'm jamming this shit loud as my roommate just set up a new stereo with a cassette player! Straight crushes!