The Bruisers

The Bruisers

The Authorized Bruisers 1988 — 1994

Cyclone

Here’s another compilation from a somewhat obscure hardcore punk band that seems to have left a permanent mark on a few punks out there. I believe we had the first Bruisers single, “Intimidation,” at the now-dead WFIT, but that was as close as I got to hearing the band. Every now and then they appear opening or headlining at various punk and hardcore showcases around the country, so I may get to see them yet.

The Authorized Bruisers 1988 — 1994 chronicles the band’s recording career from their beginning up to about the time they toured Europe with Madball, and right before the 1996 death of their rhythm guitarist, Richard Mark Wimert. The album is the complete Bruisers collection, including the singles “Intimidation,” “Clobberin’ Time,” “American Night,” and “Gates of Hell,” cassette-only “Independence Day,” as well as the full-length Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’. There are twenty-eight great hardcore songs from the northern New England region crammed onto this CD, which, as the liner notes point out, “anything you want, it’s all right here…” Dig these angst-ridden, frustration-releasing song titles, “Overthrow,” “No Truce,” “Nation On Fire,” “We Will Survive,” and “2 Fists Full of Nothin’.” It’s all gritty, working-class, raging New England American Hardcore. Cyclone Records, 24 Pheasant Run, Memmack, NH 03054

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Sweet Crude
    Sweet Crude

    Sweet Crude brought a bit of New Orleans to Tampa. Bob Pomeroy catches up with the group.

  • Butch Walker
    Butch Walker

    Stay Gold (Dangerbird Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Belly
    Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Pickathon 2016
    Pickathon 2016

    Pendarvis Farms transforms for three extraordinary days into the fun and psychedelic fest of your wildest indie music loving dreams, Pickathon. Alexa Harris was there to experience the joys of farm life for the weekend.

  • Money Chicha
    Money Chicha

    Echo En Mexico (Vampisoul). Review by James Mann.

  • Micronotz reissues
    Micronotz reissues

    Mortal Micronotz, Smash, Live, The Beast that Devoured Itself, 40 Fingers (Bar/None). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Big Eyes
    Big Eyes

    Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    Money Maker (Studio One). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pawns
    Pawns

    A triple bill of underground Goth, led by NYC’s Pawns, transforms Uncle Lou’s into a time machine. Jen Cray did not wear eye makeup, but she did wear a black shirt to the show.

  • Bossacucanova
    Bossacucanova

    The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records). Review by James Mann.

From the Archives