Various - Hell Comes To Your House

Various - Hell Comes To Your House

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

US LP 1981 (Bemisbrain - BB 123/124)

A1 Social Distortion - Lude Boy 2:00
A2 Social Distortion - Telling Them 3:09
A3 Legal Weapon - Daddy's Gone Mad 2:37
A4 Red Cross - Puss 'N' Boots 2:34
A5 Modern Warfare - Out Of My Head 1:44
A6 Modern Warfare - Street Fightin' Man 1:30
A7 Secret Hate - Deception 1:42
A8 Secret Hate - New Routine / Suicide 1:27
A9 Conservatives - Suburban Bitch 1:22
A10 Conservatives - Just Cuz / Nervous 1:36
B1 45 Grave - Evil 2:55
B2 45 Grave - Concerned Citizen 1:45
B3 45 Grave - 45 Grave 3:22
B4 Christian Death - Dogs 2:55
B5 100 Flowers - Reject Yourself 2:31
B6 Rhino 39 - Marry It 2:27
B7 Super Heroines - Death On The Elevator 1:28
B8 Super Heroines - Embalmed Love 2:37

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UK LP 1982 (Riot State - Reagan 1)

A1Social Distortion - Lude Boy 2:00
A2 Social Distortion - Telling Them 3:09
A3 Legal Weapon - Daddy's Gone Mad 2:37
A4 Rhino 39 - Marry It 2:27
A5 Modern Warfare - Asphalt Dynasty
A6 Secret Hate - Deception 1:42
A7 Secret Hate - New Routine / Suicide 1:27
A8 Conservatives - Suburban Bitch 1:22
A9 Conservatives - Just Cuz / Nervous 1:36
B1 45 Grave - Evil 2:55
B2 45 Grave - Concerned Citizen 1:45
B3 45 Grave - 45 Grave 3:22
B4 Christian Death - Dogs 2:55
B5 Outer Circle - Blind Venetians
B6 100 Flowers - Reject Yourself 2:31
B7 Super Heroines - Death On The Elevator 1:28
B8 Super Heroines - Embalmed Love 2:37

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US CD 1997 (Time Bomb - 70930-43513-2)

1 Social Distortion - Lude Boy 2:00
2 Social Distortion - Telling Them 3:09
3 Legal Weapon - Daddy's Gone Mad 2:37
4 Red Cross - Puss 'N' Boots 2:34
5 Modern Warfare - Out Of My Head 1:44
6 Modern Warfare - Street Fightin' Man 1:30
7 Secret Hate - Deception 1:42
8 Secret Hate - New Routine / Suicide 1:27
9 Conservatives - Suburban Bitch 1:22
10 Conservatives - Just Cuz / Nervous 1:36
11 45 Grave - Evil 2:55
12 45 Grave - Concerned Citizen 1:45
13 45 Grave - 45 Grave 3:22
14 Christian Death - Dogs 2:55
15 100 Flowers - Reject Yourself 2:31
16 Rhino 39 - Marry It 2:27
17 Super Heroines - Death On The Elevator 1:28
18 Super Heroines - Embalmed Love 2:37

Chart Placings

None

Credits

BB 123/124:

Executive Production: Bemisbrain Records.
45 Grave produced by Paul B. Cutler
Christian Death Dogs produced by Mike Patton
100 Flowers produced by Vitus Matare
Rhino 39, Super Heroines & Secret Hate produced by Steve Sinclair
Social Distortion and Legal Weapon produced by Ron Gowdy
Modern Warfare produced by Modern Warfare
Concept & Programming side one Ron Gowdy side two Steve Sinclair
All songs engineered by Randy Burns at Orange County Recorders July-September 1981 except "Puss 'n' Boots" recorded at Kitchen Sync.
Mastered by Jeff Sanders at Kendun Recorders
Cover & Photography Peggy Photo

Reviews & Opinions

JACK RABID, ALLMUSICGUIDE: Hell yes. This was an extremely popular (and nicely varied) compilation of the balmy, blasting-off 1980-1981 L.A. punk explosion (100 new bands that flowed right out of the original 1977-1979 outbreak there) upon its release in 1981. It remains the best place to hear the truck engine-thick classic Mommy's Little Monster lineup of Social Distortion, who were never captured better outside of the "1945" single, yet these two cuts, including the superior original version of "Telling Them" were left off 1995's Mainliner early-SD retrospective. Similarly, this is the hot peak of punk-era Legal Weapon aside from Your Weapon, Red Cross covers the New York Dolls' "Puss 'n' Boots" before becoming Redd Kross, and Dangerhouse holdover Rhino 39 likewise stand out with their speedy charge. Modern Warfare are underrated, .45 Grave are overrated but unique with their dry-ice keyboards, and post-punk smarties 100 Flowers sound as clever and raspy as when they were the 1977-1980 Urinals. A pre-goth Christian Death also opens up the formula. Only rote, three-chord crap never-weres Secret Hate, Conservatives, and Super Heroines bore, dragging down this album's score. But like the Public Service sampler that same year, a completely complimentary LP, Hell's compilers showed discerning taste in brand-new bands. The alive feel of a wild time when 15 to 24 year olds pulsed with raw energy still inspires. By volume two, it was mostly all over.

Additional Notes

Reissued in 1985 in the US by Bemisbrain/Enigma (BB 123/BB 124/70106-1) with a green sleeve. Not to be confused with the heavy metal compilation of the same name issued by Music For Nations in 1984.

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US LP 1981 (Bemisbrain - BB 123/124). Click here for more

Various - Hell Comes To Your House

UK LP 1982 (Riot State - Reagan 1)

Various - Hell Comes To Your House - US CD 1997 (Time Bomb - 70930-43513-2)Various - Hell Comes To Your House - US CD 1997 (Time Bomb - 70930-43513-2)

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