Oct 16, 2007

V/A "Voice of Thousands"

You might remember my rant when I posted the "Over the Edge" compilation; although the "Voice of Thousands" comp was a bit older (ranging from the 88-90 era) many of the same things can be said about this amazing piece of history. Releases like this were just vital in spreading the sounds for a virtually unknown group. Resources were extremely limited and getting your name out there took a lot more patience where as everything now is so immediate and over saturated. Anyway, I'll spare you the history lesson on the value of a good compilation from "back in the day". There weren't thousands of labels back then, pressing records was a lot more expensive, technology was limited, and basically the only way to get your name around was through comps, zines, and word of mouth. All you really need to know is that releases like this paved the way for many of these bands to expand upon what they were doing. In fact if you've never heard of some of these bands there's a good chance that members of these unknown bands went on to form other groups you've probably heard of. So I'll let some of you other historians fill in the gaps on any of the bands featured here. I'd like a little bit more reader involvement anyway! So yeah, chime in and let's hear some info!

Conversion Records # 6
Released 1990-91ish

1. Amenity "I"
2. Refuse "Trust"
3. Intent "Step Back"
4. Outward "Question to an End"
5. Insight "Get It"
6. Outspoken "Look Beyond"
7. Forced Down "Escape"

8. Integrity "Live It Down"
9. Relapse "Warpath"
10. Round 2 "Begin the End"
11. Force of Habit "Your Decline"
12. Endpoint "Model"
13. Raid "Liberation"
14. Face Value "Help Yourself"


On a side note, please don't email me asking to re-up things if it is no longer available. I've had a few things removed due to copyrights (even though they were out of print, go figure) and some older posts just weren't getting downloaded so sendspace deemed them inactive. If you miss it, you missed it. I'm not trying to be a dick but I just don't have the time or desire to keep reposting old uploads. Thanx for understanding.


Son Of Man said...

Another great blast from the past. If i recall correctly Force Of Habit was HF and 3 Guns pre Ringworm endeavour? I think they did a demo though I've never tracked it down. Pretty sure Round 2 had some members of Unbroken in them too.

John Liedown said...

Thanks for this. Can't believe it's that long ago.

Joe said...

THis is a great comp!

I still have it in my car (which yeah, plays casettes).

There are some really shitty tracks on this (Round 2 SUCKS!)

but the Endpoint song, Raid, Outspoken, Integrity, Face Value, Force of Habit are all classics.

I love the outspoken song - it was released later on a bootleg "demo" 7" I think. Its more "survival"-era Outspoken, which is light-years better than their LP or the current 7".

The Raid song is kinda crappy, but Raid's "above the law" LP is so fucking RAW that it makes up for their hardline-ism and ridiculous early songs.

awesome post.

Anonymous said...

i used to have this on cassette. very great and overlooked comp.

Round 2 was definitely Dave Claibourne's band before Unbroken

Anonymous said...

Bought this on cassette around 93 and had it on constant rotation up until a couple of years ago when the tape finally broke. Thanks a lot for posting this.

Austin said...

Thanks for the upload! Do you have cover art for this?